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Purge water management system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A purge water management system is described for effectively eliminating the production of purge water when obtaining a groundwater sample from a monitoring well. In its preferred embodiment, the purge water management system comprises an expandable container, a transportation system, and a return system. The purge water management system is connected to a wellhead sampling configuration, typically permanently installed at the well site. A pump, positioned with the monitoring well, pumps groundwater through the transportation system into the expandable container, which expands in direct proportion with volume of groundwater introduced, usually three or four well volumes, yet prevents the groundwater from coming into contact with the oxygen in the air. After this quantity of groundwater has been removed from the well, a sample is taken from a sampling port, after which the groundwater in the expandable container can be returned to the monitoring well through the return system. The purge water management system prevents the purge water from coming in contact with the outside environment, especially oxygen, which might cause the constituents of the groundwater to oxidize. Therefore, by introducing the purge water back into the monitoring well, the necessity of dealing with the purge water as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act is eliminated.

Cardoso-Neto, J.E.; Williams, D.W.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Phosphate purge dooms algae  

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Phosphate purge dooms algae ... Secretary Stewart L. Udall hails the development as one that could lead to a major, early break-through in water algae control. ... The algae, called algal blooms, have grown increasingly fat on phosphates passing unchecked into rivers and lakes from large-scale waste-treatment plants. ...

1966-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Trends in Purge and Trap  

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......methods and hardware capable of handling the wide array of sample matrices...follows first- Figure 1. Flow diagrams: A, purge (extraction...become important reference material as the list of analytes performed...columns, and Figure 7. Flow diagram of the capillary split injection......

Scott M. Abeel; Allen K. Vickers; Daron Decker

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purge needs in absorption chillers  

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Absorption chillers are regaining a significant share of large tonnage chiller sales, such as they had 20 years ago. Gas-fired chillers are now available that have a base energy (ultimate fuel usage) consumption rate per ton comparable to that in electric units. Effective purging in an absorption chiller is an absolute necessity to achieve the low chilled water temperature needed for dehumidification and to fully benefit from the energy savings offered by double-effect cycles. Although the purge system is usually not shown on the typical cycle schematic, its proper functioning is a key requirement for satisfactory machine operation. This article discusses the effect of noncondensible (N/C) gases on the absorption cooling process and the basics of purge systems. In addition, the article discusses the rationale for the important design step of selecting the location of the N/C probe, and discusses purge systems applicable to the direct-fired, double-effect machines now entering the marketplace.

Murray, J.G. (Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States))

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well purge and sample apparatus and method  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention specifically permits purging and/or sampling of a well but only removing, at most, about 25% of the fluid volume compared to conventional methods and, at a minimum, removing none of the fluid volume from the well. The invention is an isolation assembly with a packer, pump and exhaust, that is inserted into the well. The isolation assembly is designed so that only a volume of fluid between the outside diameter of the isolation assembly and the inside diameter of the well over a fluid column height from the bottom of the well to the top of the active portion (lower annulus) is removed. The packer is positioned above the active portion thereby sealing the well and preventing any mixing or contamination of inlet fluid with fluid above the packer. Ports in the wall of the isolation assembly permit purging and sampling of the lower annulus along the height of the active portion.

Schalla, Ronald (Kennewick, WA); Smith, Ronald M. (Richland, WA); Hall, Stephen H. (Kennewick, WA); Smart, John E. (Richland, WA); Gustafson, Gregg S. (Redmond, WA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Well purge and sample apparatus and method  

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The present invention specifically permits purging and/or sampling of a well but only removing, at most, about 25% of the fluid volume compared to conventional methods and, at a minimum, removing none of the fluid volume from the well. The invention is an isolation assembly with a packer, pump and exhaust, that is inserted into the well. The isolation assembly is designed so that only a volume of fluid between the outside diameter of the isolation assembly and the inside diameter of the well over a fluid column height from the bottom of the well to the top of the active portion (lower annulus) is removed. The packer is positioned above the active portion thereby sealing the well and preventing any mixing or contamination of inlet fluid with fluid above the packer. Ports in the wall of the isolation assembly permit purging and sampling of the lower annulus along the height of the active portion. 8 figs.

Schalla, R.; Smith, R.M.; Hall, S.H.; Smart, J.E.; Gustafson, G.S.

1995-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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New technology for purging the steam generators of nuclear power plants  

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A technology for removal of undissolved impurities from a horizontal steam generator using purge water is developed on the basis of a theoretical analysis. A purge with a maximal flow rate is drawn off from the zone with the highest accumulation of sludge in the lower part of the steam generator after the main circulation pump of the corresponding loop is shut off and the temperatures of the heat transfer medium at the inlet and outlet of the steam generator have equilibrated. An improved purge configuration is used for this technology; it employs shutoff and regulator valves, periodic purge lines separated by a cutoff fixture, and a D{sub y} 100 drain union as a connector for the periodic purge. Field tests show that the efficiency of this technology for sludge removal by purge water is several times that for the standard method.

Budko, I. O.; Kutdjusov, Yu. F.; Gorburov, V. I. [Scientific-Research Center for Energy Technology 'NICE Centrenergo' (Russian Federation); Rjasnyj, S. I. [JSC 'The All-Rissia Nuklear Power Engineering Research and Development Institute' (VNIIAM) (Russian Federation)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Purged window apparatus. [On-line spectroscopic analysis of gas flow systems  

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A purged window apparatus is described which utilizes tangentially injected heated purge gases in the vicinity of electromagnetic radiation transmitting windows and a tapered external mounting tube to accelerate these gases to provide a vortex flow on the window surface and a turbulent flow throughout the mounting tube thereby preventing backstreaming of flowing gases under investigation in a chamber to which a plurality of similar purged apparatus is attached with the consequent result that spectroscopic analyses can be undertaken for lengthy periods without the necessity of interrupting the flow for cleaning or replacing the windows due to contamination.

Ballard, E.O.

1982-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Microscope  

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We report successful operation of a neutron microscope using ultracold neutrons at the high-flux reactor at Grenoble. A sharp, achromatic image of an object slit was obtained at a magnification of 50. The measured resolution of 0.1 mm was limited mainly by the available beam intensity, not by aberrations.

P. Herrmann; K. -A. Steinhauser; R. Gähler; A. Steyerl; W. Mampe

1985-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode  

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Nitrogen Front Evolution in Purged Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell with Dead-Ended Anode and experimentally verify the evolution of liquid water and nitrogen fronts along the length of the anode channel in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell operating with a dead-ended anode that is fed by dry hydrogen

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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RSE Table N2.1 and N2.2. Relative Standard Errors for Tables N2.1 and N2.2  

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N2.1 and N2.2. Relative Standard Errors for Tables N2.1 and N2.2;" N2.1 and N2.2. Relative Standard Errors for Tables N2.1 and N2.2;" " Unit: Percents." " "," " "NAICS"," "," ","Residual","Distillate",,"LPG and",,"Coke"," " "Code(a)","Subsector and Industry","Total","Fuel Oil","Fuel Oil(b)","Natural Gas(c)","NGL(d)","Coal","and Breeze","Other(e)" ,,"Total United States" , 311,"Food",6,0,8,0,0,0,0,7 312,"Beverage and Tobacco Products",10,0,82,0,0,0,0,9 313,"Textile Mills",19,0,77,3,20,0,0,48 314,"Textile Product Mills",38,0,0,38,27,0,0,42

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Characterization of BCl3/N-2 plasmas  

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Optical emission spectroscopy, quadrupole mass spectrometry, and electron density measurements were used to study the effect of the percentage of N-2 on the characteristics of BCl3/N-2 plasmas and their resulting etch ...

Sia, S. F.

2003-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Electron Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscopes -  

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Facilities > Transmission Electron Facilities > Transmission Electron Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscopes FACILITIES Transmission Electron Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscopes Overview Other Facilities Work with Argonne Contact us For Employees Site Map Help Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter NE on Flickr Transmission Electron Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscopes The research activities of the Corrosion and Mechanics of Materials Section are supported by complete metallography/sample preparation rooms equipped with several optical and electron microscopes: a Transmission Electron Microscope and two Scanning Electron Microscopes. Bookmark and Share Transmission electron microscope (TEM) Detail of JEOL 100CXII TEM Figure 1: Detail of JEOL 100CXII TEM. Click on image to view larger image.

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FTIR Microscope | EMSL  

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FTIR Microscope FTIR Microscope Two Bruker Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometers (IFS66 and IFS66V) with visible, near-, mid- and far-infrared (IR) capabilities are...

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Cryogenic system with GM cryocooler for krypton, xenon separation from hydrogen-helium purge gas  

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In the thorium molten salt reactor (TMSR), fission products such as krypton, xenon and tritium will be produced continuously in the process of nuclear fission reaction. A cryogenic system with a two stage GM cryocooler was designed to separate Kr, Xe, and H{sub 2} from helium purge gas. The temperatures of two stage heat exchanger condensation tanks were maintained at about 38 K and 4.5 K, respectively. The main fluid parameters of heat transfer were confirmed, and the structural heat exchanger equipment and cold box were designed. Designed concentrations after cryogenic separation of Kr, Xe and H{sub 2} in helium recycle gas are less than 1 ppb.

Chu, X. X.; Zhang, D. X.; Qian, Y.; Liu, W. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 201800 (China); Zhang, M. M.; Xu, D. [Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China)

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal bootstrap  

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In this work we initiate the conformal bootstrap program for ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theories in four dimensions. We promote an abstract operator-algebraic viewpoint in order to unify the description of Lagrangian and non-Lagrangian theories, and formulate various conjectures concerning the landscape of theories. We analyze in detail the four-point functions of flavor symmetry current multiplets and of ${\\mathcal N}=2$ chiral operators. For both correlation functions we review the solution of the superconformal Ward identities and describe their superconformal block decompositions. This provides the foundation for an extensive numerical analysis discussed in the second half of the paper. We find a large number of constraints for operator dimensions, OPE coefficients, and central charges that must hold for any ${\\mathcal N}=2$ superconformal field theory.

Christopher Beem; Madalena Lemos; Pedro Liendo; Leonardo Rastelli; Balt C. van Rees

2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project Cask and MCO Helium Purge System Design Review Completion Report Project A.5 and A.6  

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This report documents the results of the design verification performed on the Cask and Multiple Canister Over-pack (MCO) Helium Purge System. The helium purge system is part of the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project Cask Loadout System (CLS) at 100K area. The design verification employed the ''Independent Review Method'' in accordance with Administrative Procedure (AP) EN-6-027-01.

ARD, K.E.

2000-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of corrosion measurements by use of AC-impedance, LPR and polarization methods on carbon steel in CO{sub 2} purged NACL electrolytes  

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Comparative measurements are performed on carbon steel in CO{sub 2} purged and aerated sodium chloride solutions at different salinities on rotated and stationary electrodes. The results from the use of the AC-Impedance measuring technique are compared with more traditional techniques like Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR) and Polarization using Tafel equations. Electron microscope analyses were obtained to monitor the film formation rate and to facilitate the comparison of the results from the use of the AC-impedance technique. Generally, corrosion in the CO{sub 2} environment was higher than in the aerated solutions, but when the electrodes were rotated, a protective carbonate film was formed which gave a decrease in corrosion rate. Generally, corrosion rates horn AC-impedance measurements gave higher results than the rates from LPR-measurements. High electrolyte resistance (R{sub s}), i.e. low salinity and low polarization resistance (R{sub p}), in AC-impedance measurements caused high deviation from the LPR-results.

Aagotnes, N.O.; Hernmingsenl, T.; Haarseths, C.; Midttveit, I. [Stavanger Coll. (Norway)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spent nuclear fuel project cold vacuum drying facility vacuum and purge system design description  

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This document provides the System Design Description (SDD) for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility (CVDF) Vacuum and Purge System (VPS) . The SDD was developed in conjunction with HNF-SD-SNF-SAR-O02, Safety Analysis Report for the Cold Vacuum Drying Facility, Phase 2, Supporting Installation of Processing Systems (Garvin 1998), The HNF-SD-SNF-DRD-002, 1998, Cold Vacuum Drying Facility Design Requirements, and the CVDF Design Summary Report. The SDD contains general descriptions of the VPS equipment, the system functions, requirements and interfaces. The SDD provides references for design and fabrication details, operation sequences and maintenance. This SDD has been developed for the SNFP Operations Organization and shall be updated, expanded, and revised in accordance with future design, construction and startup phases of the CVDF until the CVDF final ORR is approved.

IRWIN, J.J.

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Parameterization of GDL Liquid Water Front Propagation and Channel Accumulation for Anode Purge Scheduling in Fuel Cells  

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. I. INTRODUCTION Water produced at the cathode catalyst layer can diffuse back to the anode side due of the catalyst support in the cathode [4]. Therefore, scheduling an occasional purge of the anode volume that was observed via neutron imaging of an operational 53 cm2 PEMFC. Simulation results for the GDL and Membrane

Stefanopoulou, Anna

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N2Solar | Open Energy Information  

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N2Solar N2Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name N2Solar LLC Address 2855 E. Robidoux Rd. Place Sandy, Utah Zip 84093 Sector Solar Product HOE Solar performance optics for PV, CSP, Desal and UV water treatment Year founded 2003 Number of employees 1-10 Phone number 801 608 3180 Coordinates 40.601751°, -111.811322° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.601751,"lon":-111.811322,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a New Technology for Extraction of Insoluble Impurities from Nuclear Power Plant Steam Generators with Purge Water  

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An experimental technology for the removal of insoluble impurities from a horizontal steam generator with purge water during planned shutdowns of the power generating unit is improved through a more representative determination of the concentration of impurities in the purge water ahead of the water cleanup facility and a more precise effective time for the duration of the purge process. Tests with the improved technique at power generating unit No. 1 of the Rostov Nuclear Power Plant show that the efficiency with which insoluble impurities are removed from the steam generator volume was more than two orders of magnitude greater than under the standard regulations.

Bud'ko, I. O. [JSC NIITsE 'Tsentrenergo' (Russian Federation)] [JSC NIITsE 'Tsentrenergo' (Russian Federation); Zhukov, A. G. [Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian Federation)] [Rostov Nuclear Power Plant (Russian Federation)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reading Comprehension - Microscopes  

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Microscopes Microscopes It happened over 300 years _________ since ago before after in Holland. Anton van Leeuwenhoek (AN-tun van LAY-vun-hook) had a new microscope that he had _________ made lost previewed delivered . One day he _________ fell broke looked went through it at a drop of lake water. What he saw surprised him. The water was alive with what Leeuwenhoek called "wee beasties." The microscope made tiny organisms look 200 times _________ farther smaller darker larger than life size. Leeuwenhoek was one of the first scientists to see living things that were that _________ life small darker larger . His work was a giant _________ turtle gorilla step tower for science. Today, microscopes are much stronger. An electron microscope can make tiny organisms look 200,000 times _________ small over under life size. A few

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Helium Ion Microscope | EMSL  

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other characterization capabilities. User Portal Name: Helium Ion Microscope Instrument ID: 34104 Availability: 10 hours a day, 5 days a week Facility: Quiet Wing Quick Specs...

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Micro-purge low-flow sampling of uranium-contaminated ground water at the Fernald Environmental Management Project  

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Efforts to sample representative, undisturbed distributions of uranium in ground water beneath the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) prompted the application of a novel technique that is less invasive in the monitoring well. Recent studies indicate that representative samples can and should be collected without prior well volume exchange purging or borehole evacuation. Field experiments conducted at the FEMP demonstrate that under specific sampling conditions in a well-defined hydrogeologic system, representative ground water samples for a monitoring program can be obtained without removing the conventional three well volumes from the well. The assumption is made that indicator parameter equilibration may not be necessary to determine when to collect representative samples at the FEMP. Preliminary results obtained form the field experiments suggest that this may be true. The technique employs low purge rates (< 1 L/min) with dedicated bladder pumps with inlets located in the screened interval of the well, while not disturbing the stagnant water column above the screened interval. If adopted, this technique, termed micro-purge low-flow sampling, will produce representative ground water samples significantly reduce sampling costs, and minimize waste water over the monitoring life cycle at the FEMP. This technique is well suited for sites that have been fully characterized and are undergoing long-term monitoring.

Shanklin, D.E. Sidle, W.C.; Ferguson, M.E.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duality in N=2 minimal model holography  

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Recently a duality between a family of \\mathcal{N}=2 supersymmetric higher spin theories on AdS3, and the 't Hooft like limit of a class of Kazama-Suzuki models (that are parametrised by N and k) was proposed. The higher spin theories can be described by a Chern-Simons theory based on the infinite-dimensional Lie algebra shs[\\mu], and under the duality, \\mu is to be identified with \\lambda=N/(N+k+1). Here we elucidate the structure of the (quantum) asymptotic symmetry algebra sW_{\\infty}[\\mu] for arbitrary \\mu and central charge c. In particular, we show that for each value of the central charge, there are generically four different values of \\mu that describe the same sW_{\\infty} algebra. Among other things this proves that the quantum symmetries on both sides of the duality agree; this equivalence does not just hold in the 't Hooft limit, but even at finite N and k.

Candu, Constantin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duality in N=2 minimal model holography  

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Recently a duality between a family of \\mathcal{N}=2 supersymmetric higher spin theories on AdS3, and the 't Hooft like limit of a class of Kazama-Suzuki models (that are parametrised by N and k) was proposed. The higher spin theories can be described by a Chern-Simons theory based on the infinite-dimensional Lie algebra shs[\\mu], and under the duality, \\mu is to be identified with \\lambda=N/(N+k+1). Here we elucidate the structure of the (quantum) asymptotic symmetry algebra sW_{\\infty}[\\mu] for arbitrary \\mu and central charge c. In particular, we show that for each value of the central charge, there are generically four different values of \\mu that describe the same sW_{\\infty} algebra. Among other things this proves that the quantum symmetries on both sides of the duality agree; this equivalence does not just hold in the 't Hooft limit, but even at finite N and k.

Constantin Candu; Matthias R. Gaberdiel

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Astronomy by microscope  

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......August 2009 research-article Features Astronomy by microscope Monica M Grady reviews the astronomy revealed in samples of solar system material...of the Natural History Museum, London. Astronomy is the study of stars (and galaxies......

Monica M Grady

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscope collision protection apparatus  

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A microscope collision protection apparatus for a remote control microscope which protects the optical and associated components from damage in the event of an uncontrolled collision with a specimen, regardless of the specimen size or shape. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus includes a counterbalanced slide for mounting the microscope's optical components. This slide replaces the rigid mounts on conventional upright microscopes with a precision ball bearing slide. As the specimen contacts an optical component, the contacting force will move the slide and the optical components mounted thereon. This movement will protect the optical and associated components from damage as the movement causes a limit switch to be actuated, thereby stopping all motors responsible for the collision.

DeNure, Charles R. (Pocatello, ID)

2001-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Microscope Facility  

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Brookhaven Lab is home to one of only a few Scanning Transmision Electron Microscope (STEM) machines in the world and one of the few that can image single heavy atoms.

None

2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface. 4 figs.

Forman, S.E.; Caunt, J.W.

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Infrared microscope inspection apparatus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and system for inspecting infrared transparents, such as an array of photovoltaic modules containing silicon solar cells, includes an infrared microscope, at least three sources of infrared light placed around and having their axes intersect the center of the object field and means for sending the reflected light through the microscope. The apparatus is adapted to be mounted on an X-Y translator positioned adjacent the object surface.

Forman, Steven E. (Framingham, MA); Caunt, James W. (Concord, MA)

1985-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Seasonal variations in N2O emissions from central California  

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Seasonal variations in N2O emissions from central California Seasonal variations in N2O emissions from central California Title Seasonal variations in N2O emissions from central California Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2012 Authors Jeong, Seongeun, Chuanfeng Zhao, Arlyn E. Andrews, Edward J. Dlugokencky, Colm Sweeney, Laura Bianco, James M. Wilczak, and Marc L. Fischer Journal Geophysical Research Letters Volume 39 Issue 16 Keywords atmospheric transport, inverse modeling, nitrous oxide Abstract We estimate nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from Central California for the period of December 2007 through November 2009 by comparing N2O mixing ratios measured at a tall tower (Walnut Grove, WGC) with transport model predictions based on two global a priori N2O emission models (EDGAR32 and EDGAR42). Atmospheric particle trajectories and surface footprints are computed using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) and Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport (STILT) models. Regression analyses show that the slopes of predicted on measured N2O from both emission models are low, suggesting that actual N2O emissions are significantly higher than the EDGAR inventories for all seasons. Bayesian inverse analyses of regional N2O emissions show that posterior annual N2O emissions are larger than both EDGAR inventories by factors of 2.0 ± 0.4 (EDGAR32) and 2.1 ± 0.4 (EDGAR42) with seasonal variation ranging from 1.6 ± 0.3 to 2.5 ± 0.4 for an influence region of Central California within approximately 150 km of the tower. These results suggest that if the spatial distribution of N2O emissions in California follows the EDGAR emission models, then actual emissions are 2.7 ± 0.5 times greater than the current California emission inventory, and total N2O emissions account for 8.1 ± 1.4% of total greenhouse gas emissions from California.

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The Reflecting Microscope  

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...INVESTIGATION OF CATADIOPTRIC SCHWARZSCHILD SYSTEMS, JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL...PHYSIOLOGY 32 : 489 ( 1949 ). SCHWARZSCHILD, K, GESELLSCHAFT WISS MP...USE OF REFLECTING SYSTEMS of mirror-pairs in microscope objectives...0.65 with an aspheric mirror-pair of Schwarzsehild...

Robert C. Mellors

1950-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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TECHNICAL REPORTS Continuous measurement of soil N2  

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.5 nmol mol-1 , equal to that of a tunable diode laser N2 O analyzer. The solar/wind hybrid power system and automated chamber system, powered by wind and solar, that can continuously measure soil N2 O emissions performed well during summer, but system failures increased in frequency in spring and fall, usually

Minnesota, University of

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Unexpected Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies...  

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Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies on a Rutile TiO2(110)-1×1 . Unexpected Nondissociative Binding of N2O on Oxygen Vacancies on a Rutile TiO2(110)-1×1 ....

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Ion photon emission microscope  

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An ion beam analysis system that creates microscopic multidimensional image maps of the effects of high energy ions from an unfocussed source upon a sample by correlating the exact entry point of an ion into a sample by projection imaging of the ion-induced photons emitted at that point with a signal from a detector that measures the interaction of that ion within the sample. The emitted photons are collected in the lens system of a conventional optical microscope, and projected on the image plane of a high resolution single photon position sensitive detector. Position signals from this photon detector are then correlated in time with electrical effects, including the malfunction of digital circuits, detected within the sample that were caused by the individual ion that created these photons initially.

Doyle, Barney L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The O2/N2 Ratio Gas Solubility Mystery  

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Oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) are the two most abundant gases in the Earth’s atmosphere and have generally similar physical properties, yet O2 is twice as soluble in water as N2, a feature that may have physiological and other biological consequences. ... In addition, a sensible explanation for the difference in the aqueous solubilities of O2 and N2 would provide some insight into the factors determining gas solubility in water. ... The soly. of 408 gaseous compds. in water at 298 K has been correlated through equation (i), where the soly. is expressed as the Ostwald soly. ...

Rubin Battino; Paul G. Seybold

2011-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fluorescence, Single-Molecule Microscope | EMSL  

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Single-Molecule Microscope Fluorescence, Single-Molecule Microscope The single-molecule optical microscope is designed to study complex reaction dynamics such as enzymatic...

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Solid state optical microscope  

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A solid state optical microscope wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. A galvanometer scanning mirror, for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions is provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal. 2 figs.

Young, I.T.

1983-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid state optical microscope  

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A solid state optical microscope wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. A galvanometer scanning mirror, for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions is provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal.

Young, Ian T. (Pleasanton, CA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic Force Microscope  

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The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is a recently developed instrument that has achieved atomic resolution imaging of both conducting and non- conducting surfaces. Because the AFM is in the early stages of development, and because of the difficulty of building the instrument, it is currently in use in fewer than ten laboratories worldwide. It promises to be a valuable tool for obtaining information about engineering surfaces and aiding the .study of precision fabrication processes. This paper gives an overview of AFM technology and presents plans to build an instrument designed to look at engineering surfaces.

Day, R.D.; Russell, P.E.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiral and real N=2 supersymmetric ?-conformal Galilei algebras  

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Inequivalent N=2 supersymmetrizations of the ?-conformal Galilei algebra in d-spatial dimensions are constructed from the chiral (2, 2) and the real (1, 2, 1) basic supermultiplets of the N=2 supersymmetry. For non-negative integer and half-integer ?, both superalgebras admit a consistent truncation with a (different) finite number of generators. The real N=2 case coincides with the superalgebra introduced by Masterov, while the chiral N=2 case is a new superalgebra. We present D-module representations of both superalgebras. Then we investigate the new superalgebra derived from the chiral supermultiplet. It is shown that it admits two types of central extensions, one is found for any d and half-integer ?, and the other only for d= 2 and integer ?. For each central extension, the centrally extended ?-superconformal Galilei algebra is realized in terms of its super-Heisenberg subalgebra generators.

Aizawa, N. [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Nakamozu Campus, Sakai, Osaka 599-8351 (Japan)] [Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Nakamozu Campus, Sakai, Osaka 599-8351 (Japan); Kuznetsova, Z. [UFABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, Bangu, cep 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil)] [UFABC, Rua Santa Adélia 166, Bangu, cep 09210-170, Santo André, SP (Brazil); Toppan, F. [CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, cep 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)] [CBPF, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, cep 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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N=2 Super Boussinesq Hierarchy: Lax Pairs and Conservation Laws  

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We study the integrability properties of the one-parameter family of $N=2$ super Boussinesq equations obtained earlier by two of us (E.I. \\& S.K., Phys. Lett. B 291 (1992) 63) as a hamiltonian flow on the $N=2$ super-$W_3$ algebra. We show that it admits nontrivial higher order conserved quantities and hence gives rise to integrable hierarchies only for three values of the involved parameter, $\\alpha=-2,\\;-1/2,\\;5/2$. We find that for the case $\\alpha = -1/2$ there exists a Lax pair formulation in terms of local $N=2$ pseudo-differential operators, while for $\\alpha = -2$ the associated equation turns out to be bi-hamiltonian.

S. Bellucci; E. Ivanov; S. Krivonos; A. Pichugin

1993-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal N2 and N2/O2 gas mixture plasma jet  

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An atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasma jet driven by high frequency alternating current and operating on N2 and N2/O2 gas mixture is investigated. The plasma jet can reach 55?mm in length at a gas flow rate of 2500?l/h. The gas temperature at a distance of 4?mm from the nozzle is close to room temperature. Optical emission spectroscopy is employed to investigate the important plasma parameters such as the excited species rotational temperature vibrational temperature and excitation temperature under different discharge conditions. The results show that the plasma source operates under non-equilibrium conditions. The absolute irradiance intensity of the vibrational band N2(C-B) in the active region is measured. Taking into account the irradiance intensity of N2(C-B 0-0) and N2(B-X 0-0) as well as measured current the electron density which is determined by considering direct and step-wise electron impact excitation of nitrogen emission reaches a maximum value of 5.6?×?1020/m3.

Dezhi Xiao; Cheng Cheng; Jie Shen; Yan Lan; Hongbing Xie; Xingsheng Shu; Jiangang Li; Paul K. Chu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss,  

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Epi-Fluorescence Inverted Microscope (Zeiss, Observer Z1) April 2013 #12;Start Up cont. · Turn) #12;Using the Microscope cont. · On an inverted microscope samples on a glass slide are usually viewed

Subramanian, Venkat

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Coherence-controlled holographic microscope  

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Transmitted-light coherence-controlled holographic microscope (CCHM) based on an off-axis achromatic interferometer allows us to use light sources of arbitrary degree of temporal and...

Kolman, Pavel; Chmelík, Radim

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlocality from N>2 independent single-photon emitters  

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We demonstrate that intensity correlations of second order in the fluorescence light of N>2 single-photon emitters may violate locality while the visibility of the signal remains below 1/{radical}(2){approx_equal}71%. For this, we derive a homogeneous Bell-Wigner-type inequality, which can be applied to a broad class of experimental setups. We trace the violation of this inequality back to path entanglement created by the process of detection.

Thiel, C.; Wiegner, R.; Zanthier, J. von [Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, D-91058 Erlangen (Germany); Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3072 (United States)

2010-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reading Comprehension - Dissecting and Compound Microscopes  

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Dissecting and Compound Microscopes Two types of microscopes. _________ Dissecting and Compound Microscopes Two types of microscopes. _________ Dissecting Microscope Compound Microscope _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepiece focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ Dissecting Microscope Compound Microscope _________ eyepieces focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepieces focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepieces focus knob light light switch objective stage _________ eyepieces focus knob light

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Science, Optics and You: Microscopes and Crystals  

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glass), and the field microscope. (The hand lens and field microscope are in your Science, Optics and You package.) Activity 14 provides instructions for making different...

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Transpiration purged optical probe  

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An optical apparatus for clearly viewing the interior of a containment vessel by applying a transpiration fluid to a volume directly in front of the external surface of the optical element of the optical apparatus. The fluid is provided by an external source and transported by means of an annular tube to a capped end region where the inner tube is perforated. The perforation allows the fluid to stream axially towards the center of the inner tube and then axially away from an optical element which is positioned in the inner tube just prior to the porous sleeve. This arrangement draws any contaminants away from the optical element keeping it free of contaminants. In one of several embodiments, the optical element can be a lens, a viewing port or a laser, and the external source can provide a transpiration fluid having either steady properties or time varying properties.

2004-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

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N=2 gauge theories and degenerate fields of Toda theory  

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We discuss the correspondence between degenerate fields of the W{sub N} algebra and punctures of Gaiotto's description of the Seiberg-Witten curve of N=2 superconformal gauge theories. Namely, we find that the type of degenerate fields of the W{sub N} algebra, with null states at level one, is classified by Young diagrams with N boxes, and that the singular behavior of the Seiberg-Witten curve near the puncture agrees with that of W{sub N} generators. We also find how to translate mass parameters of the gauge theory to the momenta of the Toda theory.

Kanno, Shoichi; Matsuo, Yutaka; Shiba, Shotaro [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Tachikawa, Yuji [School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (United States)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The History of the Microscope  

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the Microscope the Microscope Nature Bulletin No. 506 November 9, 1957 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Daniel Ryan, President Roberts Mann, Conservation Editor David H. Thompson, Senior Naturalist THE HISTORY OF THE MICROSCOPE During that historic period known as the Renaissance, after the "dark" Middle Ages, there occurred the inventions of printing, gunpowder and the mariner's compass, followed by the discovery of America. Equally remarkable was the invention of the microscope: an instrument that enables the human eye, by means of a lens or combinations of lenses, to observe enlarged images of tiny objects. It made visible the fascinating details of worlds within worlds. Long before, in the hazy unrecorded past, someone picked up a piece of transparent crystal thicker in the middle than at the edges, looked through it, and discovered that it made things look larger. Someone also found that such a crystal would focus the sun's rays and set fire to a piece of parchment or cloth. Magnifiers and "burning glasses" are mentioned in the writings of Seneca and Pliny the Elder, Roman philosophers during the first century A. D., but apparently they were not used much until the invention of spectacles, toward the end of the 13th century. They were named lenses because they are shaped like the seeds of a lentil.

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Multi-instanton calculus in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theory  

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The Seiberg-Witten solution of N=2 supersymmetric SU(2) gauge theory may be viewed as a prediction for the infinite family of constants {Fn} measuring the n-instanton contribution to the prepotential F. Here we examine the instanton physics directly, in particular the contribution of the general self-dual solution of topological charge n constructed by Atiyah, Drinfeld, Hitchin, and Manin (ADHM). In both the bosonic and supersymmetric cases, we determine both the large- and short-distance behavior of all the fields in this background. This allows us to construct the exact classical interaction between n ADHM (super)instantons mediated by the adjoint Higgs bosons. We calculate the one- and two-instanton contributions to the low-energy Seiberg-Witten effective action and find precise agreement with their predicted values of F1 and F2.

Nicholas Dorey; Valentin V. Khoze; Michael P. Mattis

1996-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino parameters and the $N_2$-dominated scenario of leptogenesis  

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We briefly review the main aspects of leptogenesis, describing both the unflavoured and the flavoured versions of the $N_2$-dominated scenario. A study of the success rates of both classes of models has been carried out. We comment on these results and discuss corrective effects to this simplest scenario. Focusing on the flavoured case, we consider the conditions required by strong thermal leptogenesis, where the final asymmetry is fully independent of the initial conditions. Barring strong cancellations in the seesaw formula and in the flavoured decay parameters, we show that strong thermal leptogenesis favours a lightest neutrino mass $m_1\\gtrsim10\\,\\mbox{meV}$ for normal ordering (NO) and $m_1\\gtrsim 3\\,\\mbox{meV}$ for inverted ordering (IO). Finally, we briefly comment on the power of absolute neutrino mass scale experiments to either support or severely corner strong thermal leptogenesis.

Michele Re Fiorentin; Sophie E. King

2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Offsetting the radiative benefit of ocean iron fertilization by enhancing N2O emissions  

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from the atmospheric CO2 reduction significantly, because N2O is a much more powerful greenhouse gas

Gruber, Nicolas

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Global distribution of N2O emissions from aquatic systems: natural emissions and anthropogenic eects  

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Global distribution of N2O emissions from aquatic systems: natural emissions and anthropogenic, are increasing due to human activities. Our analysis suggests that a third of global anthropogenic N2O emission the remainder. Over 80% of aquatic anthropogenic N2O emissions are from the Northern Hemisphere mid

Seitzinger, Sybil

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Solid-state optical microscope  

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A solid state optical microscope is described wherein wide-field and high-resolution images of an object are produced at a rapid rate by utilizing conventional optics with a charge-coupled photodiode array. Means for scanning in one of two orthogonal directions are provided, while the charge-coupled photodiode array scans in the other orthogonal direction. Illumination light from the object is incident upon the photodiodes, creating packets of electrons (signals) which are representative of the illuminated object. The signals are then processed, stored in a memory, and finally displayed as a video signal.

Young, I.T.

1981-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensing mode atomic force microscope  

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An atomic force microscope utilizes a pulse release system and improved method of operation to minimize contact forces between a probe tip affixed to a flexible cantilever and a specimen being measured. The pulse release system includes a magnetic particle affixed proximate the probe tip and an electromagnetic coil. When energized, the electromagnetic coil generates a magnetic field which applies a driving force on the magnetic particle sufficient to overcome adhesive forces exhibited between the probe tip and specimen. The atomic force microscope includes two independently displaceable piezo elements operable along a Z-axis. A controller drives the first Z-axis piezo element to provide a controlled approach between the probe tip and specimen up to a point of contact between the probe tip and specimen. The controller then drives the first Z-axis piezo element to withdraw the cantilever from the specimen. The controller also activates the pulse release system which drives the probe tip away from the specimen during withdrawal. Following withdrawal, the controller adjusts the height of the second Z-axis piezo element to maintain a substantially constant approach distance between successive samples.

Hough, Paul V. C. (Port Jefferson, NY); Wang, Chengpu (Upton, NY)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Optical Properties of NuTaN2: Potential Solar Cell Applications  

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Layered CuTaN2 was synthesized by an ion exchange reaction of CuI and NaTaN2 as previously reported. Based on the results of EDX analysis, the Cu:Ta ratio of the CuTaN2 sample was 1:1 within the overall errors when examining powders of +/-10% and no Na was detected. The crystal structure and thermal stability of CuTaN2 was accurately determined by Rietveld analysis of the powder X-ray Diffraction profile and by TGA analysis, respectively. CuTaN2 crystallizes in a rhombohedral structure with space group R-3mH as shown in [figure 1]. CuTaN2 possesses a band gap of 1.53(x) eV, which is in reasonable agreement with density functional theory calculations of Cu containing nitrides. Similar materials may be even better suited for solar cell application.

Yang, M.; Zakutayev, A.; Zhang, X.; Ginley, D.; DiSalvo, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of N2S2 metal complexes as bidentate ligands for organometallic chemistry  

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from CO addition to (NiN2S2)W(CO)4, which is in equilibrium with the resulting (NiN2S2)W(CO)5 species (Keq = 2.8 M-1, G = -1.4 kJ/mole at 50C). Complete NiN2S2 ligand displacement by CO-cleavage of the remaining W-S bond to form W(CO)6 was not observed...

Rampersad, Marilyn Vena

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning evanescent electro-magnetic microscope  

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A novel scanning microscope is described that uses near-field evanescent electromagnetic waves to probe sample properties. The novel microscope is capable of high resolution imaging and quantitative measurements of the electrical properties of the sample. The inventive scanning evanescent wave electromagnetic microscope (SEMM) can map dielectric constant, tangent loss, conductivity, complex electrical impedance, and other electrical parameters of materials. The quantitative map corresponds to the imaged detail. The novel microscope can be used to measure electrical properties of both dielectric and electrically conducting materials.

Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Alameda, CA); Gao, Chen (Alameda, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unique Thylakoid Membrane Architecture of aUnicellular N2-Fixing...  

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intracellular transport and trafficking. Citation: Liberton ML, JR Austin, RH Berg, and HB Pakrasi.2011."Unique Thylakoid Membrane Architecture of aUnicellular N2-Fixing...

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Generalised CP and $\\Delta (6n^2)$ Family Symmetry in Semi-Direct Models of Leptons  

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We perform a detailed analysis of $\\Delta (6n^2)$ family symmetry combined with a generalised CP symmetry in the lepton sector, breaking to different remnant symmetries $G_{\

Ding, Gui-Jun; Neder, Thomas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robotic CCD microscope for enhanced crystal recognition  

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A robotic CCD microscope and procedures to automate crystal recognition. The robotic CCD microscope and procedures enables more accurate crystal recognition, leading to fewer false negative and fewer false positives, and enable detection of smaller crystals compared to other methods available today.

Segelke, Brent W. (San Ramon, CA); Toppani, Dominique (Livermore, CA)

2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory  

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Print Wednesday, 26 October 2005 00:00 The magnetic-recording industry deliberately introduces carefully controlled disorder into its materials to obtain the desired magnetic properties. But as the density of magnetic disks climbs, the size of the magnetic domains responsible for storage must decrease, posing new challenges. Beautiful theories based on random microscopic disorder have been developed over the past ten years. To directly compare these theories with precise experiments, an American-European team, led by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, first developed and then applied coherent x-ray speckle metrology to microscopic magnetic domains in a series of thin multilayer perpendicular magnetic materials of varying disorder. Their results, at odds with all previous theories, have set a new reference point for future theories.

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Uncertainties Associated with Theoretically Calculated N2-Broadened Half-Widths of H2O Lines  

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to be calculated theoretically. The accuracy of these calculated values depends on many factors such as the line-shape1 Uncertainties Associated with Theoretically Calculated N2- Broadened Half-Widths of H2O Lines Q-offs used in the theoretical calculations, we have carried out extensive numerical calculations of the N2

Gamache, Robert R.

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Raman excitation profiles for the (n1, n2) assignment in carbon nanotubes  

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Raman excitation profiles for the (n1, n2) assignment in carbon nanotubes H. Telg , J. Maultzsch indices n1 and n2 in semiconducting and metallic nanotubes was performed comparing resonance Raman nanotube families. Ever since the discovery of how to keep isolated nanotubes from rebundeling in solu

Nabben, Reinhard

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Impact of N2 dilution on combustion and emissions in a spark ignition CNG engine  

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Abstract In order to reduce \\{NOx\\} (nitrogen oxides) emissions, N2 (nitrogen) was introduced as dilution gas to dilute mixture with a specially-designed injection device. The impacts of varying N2 DR (dilution ratio) on the combustion and the exhaust emissions were investigated, including engine heat release rate, indicator diagram, NOx, CO (carbon monoxide), THC (total hydrocarbon) emissions and so on. For this study, a modified 6.6 L CNG (compressed natural gas) engine was tested and N2 was injected into the end of intake manifold by a specially-designed device. The results showed that N2 dilution has a significant influence on the combustion and the exhaust emissions. With the rise of N2 DR, the maximum of pressure in cylinder and the maximum of heat release rate exhibited decrease trends, the centre of heat release curve showed a moving backward tendency. Higher N2 DR exhibited lower \\{NOx\\} (17–81%) emissions, but higher emissions of THC (3–78%) and CO (1–28%). The change of BSFC (brake specific fuel consumption) can be ignored with N2 DR no more than 167%. Satisfactory results can be obtained, with lower \\{NOx\\} (31%) emissions, lower BSFC (0.5%), and relatively higher THC (6%) and CO (1%) emissions, when N2 DR is 67%.

Zhongshu Wang; Hongbin Zuo; Zhongchang Liu; Weifeng Li; Huili Dou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New High-Resolution N2O Emission Inventory for China in 2008  

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Per-capita and per-GDP N2O emissions increase gradually with an increase in the urban population fraction from 0.3 to 0.9 among 2884 counties, and N2O emission density increases with urban expansion. ... (56-58) This decrease of demand would eventually reduce some of the food and energy supplies in these regions. ...

Feng Zhou; Ziyin Shang; Philippe Ciais; Shu Tao; Shilong Piao; Peter Raymond; Canfei He; Bengang Li; Rong Wang; Xuhui Wang; Shushi Peng; Zhenzhong Zeng; Han Chen; Na Ying; Xikang Hou; Peng Xu

2014-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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The substitution reaction of (CNC)Fe?2N2 with CO  

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In the first SN2 substitution step, C1-O1 molecule replaces the axial N3-N4 of (CNC)Fe(N2)_N2, by attacking Fe center from the opposite direction of N3-N4. In the transition state of SN2TS1, the Fe-N3 bond has be...

Hongyan Liu; Shuangshuang Liu; Xiang Zhang

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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15N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed...  

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N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed 15N18O exposure of MnOxCeO2. 15N2 formation and fast oxygen isotope exchange during pulsed 15N18O exposure of MnOx...

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory  

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Print Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Print The magnetic-recording industry deliberately introduces carefully controlled disorder into its materials to obtain the desired magnetic properties. But as the density of magnetic disks climbs, the size of the magnetic domains responsible for storage must decrease, posing new challenges. Beautiful theories based on random microscopic disorder have been developed over the past ten years. To directly compare these theories with precise experiments, an American-European team, led by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, first developed and then applied coherent x-ray speckle metrology to microscopic magnetic domains in a series of thin multilayer perpendicular magnetic materials of varying disorder. Their results, at odds with all previous theories, have set a new reference point for future theories.

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory  

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Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Print Disorder-Induced Microscopic Magnetic Memory Print The magnetic-recording industry deliberately introduces carefully controlled disorder into its materials to obtain the desired magnetic properties. But as the density of magnetic disks climbs, the size of the magnetic domains responsible for storage must decrease, posing new challenges. Beautiful theories based on random microscopic disorder have been developed over the past ten years. To directly compare these theories with precise experiments, an American-European team, led by researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, first developed and then applied coherent x-ray speckle metrology to microscopic magnetic domains in a series of thin multilayer perpendicular magnetic materials of varying disorder. Their results, at odds with all previous theories, have set a new reference point for future theories.

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Variable Temperature Scanning Probe Microscope | EMSL  

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EMSL's ultra-high vacuum, variable-temperature scanning probe microscope system, or UHV VT SPM, is a state-of-the-art surface science tool comprising multiple complementary...

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FROM THE COLOR-MAGNITUDE DIAGRAM OF {omega} CENTAURI AND (SUPER-)ASYMPTOTIC GIANT BRANCH STELLAR MODELS TO A GALACTIC PLANE PASSAGE GAS PURGING CHEMICAL EVOLUTION SCENARIO  

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We have investigated the color-magnitude diagram of {omega} Centauri and find that the blue main sequence (bMS) can be reproduced only by models that have a helium abundance in the range Y = 0.35-0.40. To explain the faint subgiant branch of the reddest stars ('MS-a/RG-a' sequence), isochrones for the observed metallicity ([Fe/H] Almost-Equal-To -0.7) appear to require both a high age ({approx}13 Gyr) and enhanced CNO abundances ([CNO/Fe] Almost-Equal-To 0.9). Y Almost-Equal-To 0.35 must also be assumed in order to counteract the effects of high CNO on turnoff colors and thereby to obtain a good fit to the relatively blue turnoff of this stellar population. This suggests a short chemical evolution period of time (<1 Gyr) for {omega} Cen. Our intermediate-mass (super-)asymptotic giant branch (AGB) models are able to reproduce the high helium abundances, along with [N/Fe] {approx}2 and substantial O depletions if uncertainties in the treatment of convection are fully taken into account. These abundance features distinguish the bMS stars from the dominant [Fe/H] Almost-Equal-To -1.7 population. The most massive super-AGB stellar models (M{sub ZAMS} {>=} 6.8 M{sub Sun }, M{sub He,core} {>=} 1.245 M{sub Sun }) predict too large N enhancements, which limit their role in contributing to the extreme populations. In order to address the observed central concentration of stars with He-rich abundance, we show here quantitatively that highly He- and N-enriched AGB ejecta have particularly efficient cooling properties. Based on these results and on the reconstruction of the orbit of {omega} Cen with respect to the Milky Way, we propose the Galactic plane passage gas purging scenario for the chemical evolution of this cluster. The bMS population formed shortly after the purging of most of the cluster gas as a result of the passage of {omega} Cen through the Galactic disk (which occurs today every {approx}40 Myr for {omega} Cen) when the initial mass function of the dominant population had 'burned' through most of the Type II supernova mass range. AGB stars would eject most of their masses into the gas-depleted cluster through low-velocity winds that sink to the cluster core due to their favorable cooling properties and form the bMS population. In our discussion we follow our model through four passage events, which could explain some key properties not only of the bMS but also of the MS-a/RGB-a and the s-enriched stars.

Herwig, Falk; VandenBerg, Don A.; Navarro, Julio F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055, Victoria, BC V8W 3P6 (Canada); Ferguson, Jason [Department of Physics, Wichita State University Wichita, KS 67260 (United States); Paxton, Bill, E-mail: fherwig@uvic.ca, E-mail: vandenbe@uvic.ca, E-mail: jason.ferguson@wichita.edu, E-mail: paxton@kitp.ucsb.edu [KITP/UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (United States)

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Soft x-ray laser microscope  

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The program consisted of two phases (Phase I and Phase II). The goal of the Phase I (first year program) was to design and construct the Soft X-ray Laser Contact Microscope. Such microscope was constructed and adapted to PPL's 18.2nm soft X-ray Laser (SXL), which in turn was modified and prepared for microscopy experiments. Investigation of the photoresist response to 18.2nm laser radiation and transmissivity of 0.1m thick silicion-nitride (Si[sub 3]N[sub 4]) windows were important initial works. The goal of the first year of Phase II was to construct X-ray contact microscope in combination with existing optical phase microscope, already used by biologists. In the second year of Phase II study of dehydrated Horeseshoe Crab and Hela cancer cells were performed with COXRALM. Also during Phase II, the Imaging X-Ray Laser Microscope (IXRALM) was designed and constructed. This paper describes the development of each of the microscopes and their application for research.

Suckewer, P.I.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray laser microscope apparatus  

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A microscope consisting of an x-ray contact microscope and an optical microscope. The optical, phase contrast, microscope is used to align a target with respect to a source of soft x-rays. The source of soft x-rays preferably comprises an x-ray laser but could comprise a synchrotron or other pulse source of x-rays. Transparent resist material is used to support the target. The optical microscope is located on the opposite side of the transparent resist material from the target and is employed to align the target with respect to the anticipated soft x-ray laser beam. After alignment with the use of the optical microscope, the target is exposed to the soft x-ray laser beam. The x-ray sensitive transparent resist material whose chemical bonds are altered by the x-ray beam passing through the target mater GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. De-FG02-86ER13609 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.

Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton, NJ); DiCicco, Darrell S. (Plainsboro, NJ); Hirschberg, Joseph G. (Coral Gables, FL); Meixler, Lewis D. (East Windsor, NJ); Sathre, Robert (Princeton, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Lawrenceville, NJ)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Instanton Measure from Recursion Relations in N = 2 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory  

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By using the recursion relations found in the framework of N = 2 Super Yang-Mills theory with gauge group SU(2), we reconstruct the structure of the instanton moduli space and its volume form for all winding numbers.

Marco Matone

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic structure calculations of small Al n (n=2–8) clusters  

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The electronic states of small Al n (n...=2–8) clusters have been calculated with a relativistic ab-initio MO-LCAO Dirac-Fock-Slater method using numerical atomic DFS wave-funct...

T. Bastug; W. D. Sepp; B. Fricke…

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

External Electric Field Catalyzed N2O Decomposition on Mn-Embedded Graphene  

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External Electric Field Catalyzed N2O Decomposition on Mn-Embedded Graphene ... Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China ...

E. H. Song; J. M. Yan; J. S. Lian; Q. Jiang

2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

82

Variable Temperature Ultra-High Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope...  

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Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope The Omicron variable temperature ultra-high vacuum (UHV) scanning tunneling microscope (VTSTM) is designed to study the structure of both clean...

83

Single-Molecule Flourescence/Patch Clamp Microscope | EMSL  

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Single-Molecule FlourescencePatch Clamp Microscope Single-Molecule FlourescencePatch Clamp Microscope At EMSL, researchers use the single-molecule fluorescencepatch clamp...

84

Phase separation, density fluctuation, and critical dynamics of N2 in aerogel  

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Light scattering was used to study N2 confined in aerogel. We find evidence of liquid-vapor phase separation that terminates at a critical point. Whereas the width of the coexistence curves is substantialy reduced relative to bulk N2, the shape of the coexistence curve is similar to that found for the bulk. Photon correlation spectroscopy shows that the density fluctuations decay algebraically in time, a result consistent with the random-field Ising model.

A. P. Y. Wong; S. B. Kim; W. I. Goldburg; M. H. W. Chan

1993-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

85

Miniature self-contained vacuum compatible electronic imaging microscope  

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A vacuum compatible CCD-based microscopic camera with an integrated illuminator. The camera can provide video or still feed from the microscope contained within a vacuum chamber. Activation of an optional integral illuminator can provide light to illuminate the microscope subject. The microscope camera comprises a housing with a objective port, modified objective, beam-splitter, CCD camera, and LED illuminator.

Naulleau, Patrick P. (Oakland, CA); Batson, Phillip J. (Alameda, CA); Denham, Paul E. (Crockett, CA); Jones, Michael S. (San Francisco, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relative importance of organic coatings for the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 during summer in Europe  

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coatings, formed via gas-to- particle conversion on aqueous aerosols, to N2O5 hydrolysis on localRelative importance of organic coatings for the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 during summer suppress heterogeneous N2O5 hydrolysis. In this study we investigated the relative importance of organic

Riemer, Nicole

87

Instrument Series: Microscopy Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope  

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Environmental Transmission Environmental Transmission Electron Microscope EMSL's environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM) provides in situ capabilities that enable atomic-resolution imaging and spectroscopic studies of materials under dynamic operating conditions. In contrast to traditional operation of TEM under high vacuum, EMSL's ETEM uniquely allows imaging within high- temperature and gas environments-with a gas pressure up to 20 Torr. With a spherical aberration corrector for the objective lens, the ETEM captures atomic-level processes as they occur, enabling vital research across a range of scientific fields. Research Applications Chemical science and engineering - providing in situ observation of catalytic processes with atomic-level resolution Materials science and engineering - allowing

88

Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance  

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The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

89

Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance  

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The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

90

Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance  

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The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of impaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

91

Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance  

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The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core  

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Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core Modern Records of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide (N2O) and a 2000-year Ice-core Record from Law Dome, Antarctica Introduction This page provides an introduction and links to records of atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) over the last 2000 years, emphasizing large data bases each representing currently active stations. Records in recent decades (time period depending on location) have been obtained from samples of ambient-air at remote locations, which represent changing global atmospheric conditions rather than influences of local sources. The longer (2000-year) record is from the Law Dome ice core in Antarctica. The ice-core record has been merged with modern annual data from Cape Grim, Tasmania to provide a 2000-year time series of annual values. A spline function has been fit to the data to provide a continuous time series of

93

Gauge/Gravity Duality, Green Functions of N=2 SYM and Radial/Energy-Scale Relation  

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We consider supergravity configuration of D5 branes wrapped on supersymmetric 2-cycles and use it to calculate one-point and two-point Green functions of some special operators in N=2 super Yang-Mills theory. We show that Green functions obtained from supergravity include two very different parts. One of them corresponds to perturbative results of quantum field theory, and another is a non-perturbative effect which corresponds to contribution from instantons with fractional charge. Comparing Green functions obtained from supergravity and gauge theory, we obtain radial/energy-scale relation for this gauge/gravity correspondence with N=2 supersymmetry. This relation leads right beta-function of N=2 SYM from supergravity configuration.

Xiao-Jun Wang; Seng Hu

2002-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

94

Experimental and theoretical study of the (n,2n) reaction on 174,176Hf isotopes  

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Cross sections for the 174Hf(n,2n)173Hf and 176Hf(n,2n)175Hf reactions have been measured on the 5.5-MV Van de Graaff tandem accelerator of National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, in the neutron energy region from 8.8 to 11.0 MeV, using the activation technique. An experimental method to account for the contamination of the 176Hf(n,2n) reaction by the 174Hf(n,?) reaction activated by the parasitic neutrons of the beam is presented. Statistical model calculations have also been performed using the nuclear-reaction codes empire-ii and talys. The results and effects of the nuclear input parameters as well as pre-equilibrium emission are discussed in detail.

M. Serris; M. Diakaki; S. Galanopoulos; M. Kokkoris; M. Lamprou; C. T. Papadopoulos; R. Vlastou; P. Demetriou; C. A. Kalfas; A. Lagoyannis

2012-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

95

On simulating 3D fluorescent microscope images  

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In recent years many various biomedical image segmentation methods have appeared. Though typically presented to be successful the majority of them was not properly tested against ground truth images. The obvious way of testing the quality of new segmentation ... Keywords: convolution, fluorescent optical microscope, procedural texture, simulator, synthetic image

David Svoboda; Marek Kašík; Martin Maška; Jan Hubeny; Stanislav Stejskal; Michal Zimmermann

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Le microscope des mathmaticiens Tribune du Net  

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cette "tribune" Interactif ! Deux parties : 1 les TIC du chercheur TIC = Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication #12;Contenu de cette "tribune" Interactif ! Deux parties : 1 les TIC du chercheur TIC = Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication 2 ordinateur : le microscope des

Theyssier, Guillaume

97

SLAC All Access: X-ray Microscope  

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SLAC physicists Johanna Nelson and Yijin Liu give a brief overview of the X-ray microscope at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) that is helping improve rechargeable-battery technology by letting researchers peek into the inner workings of batteries as they operate.

Nelson, Johanna; Liu, Yijin

2014-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

98

On the Microscopic Origin of Cholesteric Pitch  

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We present a microscopic analysis of the instability of the nematic phase to chirality when molecular chirality is introduced perturbatively. We show that previously neglected short-range biaxial correlations play a crucial role in determining the cholesteric pitch. We propose an order parameter which quantifies the chirality of a molecule.

A. B. Harris; Randall D. Kamien; T. C. Lubensky

1996-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

99

New estimates of global emissions of N2O from rivers and estuaries  

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from rivers and estuaries. We present total global emissions, as well as regional shares. 2New estimates of global emissions of N2O from rivers and estuaries CAROLIEN KROEZE1 , EGON DUMONT1 rivers and estuaries, using the NEWS-DIN model. NEWS-DIN is a model of the global transport of dissolved

Seitzinger, Sybil

100

Shock-Tube Study of Methane Ignition with NO2 and N2O  

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. The experimental pressure range was 1 - 44 atm and the temperature range tested was 1177 – 2095 K. The additives NO2 and N2O were added in concentrations from 831 ppm to 3539 ppm. The results of the mixtures with NO2 have a reduction in ignition delay time across...

Pemelton, John

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Instanton calculus and nonperturbative relations in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theories  

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Using instanton calculus we check, in the weak coupling region, the nonperturbative relation ?Tr?2?=i?[F-(a/2)?F/?a] obtained for a N=2 globally supersymmetric gauge theory. Our computations are performed for instantons of winding number k, up to k=2, and turn out to agree with previous nonperturbative results.

Francesco Fucito and Gabriele Travaglini

1997-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

102

Vibrational spectra of N2: An advanced undergraduate laboratory in atomic and molecular spectroscopy  

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an advanced laboratory course focused on spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, for a diverse and solid#12;Vibrational spectra of N2: An advanced undergraduate laboratory in atomic and molecular to demonstrate molecular spectroscopy by measuring the vibrational energy spacing of nitrogen molecules

Bayram, S. Burçin

103

Sminaire du Groupe N2IS Manipulation of chemicals in droplet-based microfluidics  

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Séminaire du Groupe N2IS Manipulation of chemicals in droplet-based microfluidics Le 06 Septembre TOULOUSE Cedex 4 Résumé Droplet-based microfluidics has a tremendous potential for the miniaturization of chemicals in microfluidic systems is therefore a key to reliably downscale the assays from microtiter plates

Ingrand, François

104

MIS 381N.2 Research in Information Systems: Organizational and Behavioral Perspectives  

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, corporate strategy and IT, business value of IT, knowledge management and organizational learning1 MIS 381N.2 Research in Information Systems: Organizational and Behavioral Perspectives Spring creation, to new organizational, network, and community structures, to a new cadre of business models

Ghosh, Joydeep

105

Ann. Polon. Math., 90, N2, (2007), 145-148. Invisible obstacles  

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Ann. Polon. Math., 90, N2, (2007), 145-148. 1 #12;Invisible obstacles A.G. Ramm Mathematics number will be as small as one wishes. The obstacle is called "invisible" in this case. 1 Introduction ([1]). key words: wave scattering, inverse problems, invisible obstacles AMS subject classification

106

Orientational-ordering transition fcc-Pa3 of Ar1-x(N2)x  

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Solid solutions of Ar1-x(N2)x, 0.83

H. Klee and K. Knorr

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

CH4 and N2O emissions from Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis in experimental mesocosms  

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Author's personal copy CH4 and N2O emissions from Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis emissions from S. alterniflora with those from a native C3 plant, Phragmites australis, by establishing Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Common reed (Phragmites australis); Brackish marsh mesocosms

Chen, Jiquan

108

A review of the NRL CARS microscope  

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This paper describes a technique that permits molecular specificity in microscopy while retaining good spatial resolution. Specificity is achieved using Raman scattering from characteristic molecular vibrations and high resolution is obtained by imaging the distribution of visible anti?Stokes radiation. Images have been obtained from a variety of pure organic liquids from deuterated water in onion?skin cells deuterated liposomes and other samples. Thermal and dielectric breakdown damage to even fragile biological materials is made negligible by choice of duty cycle and average power. Sample fluorescence is avoided by the choice of anti?Stokes imaging. Imaging through (usually astigmatic) spectrometers is not needed. Deuterium substitution can be used as a general purpose and artifact?free ‘‘stain’’. The combination of high spatial resolution excellent molecular discrimination and digital image processing (background subtraction) provide the CARS microscope with capabilities not found in any other current microscopic imaging technique.

M. D. Duncan; J. Reintjes; T. J. Manuccia

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

A transmission electron microscope for lecture demonstrations  

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A simple transmission electron microscope (TEM) suitable for lecture demonstrations is described. In this TEM electrons are created in a glow discharge between two parallel electrodes in air at a reduced pressure. The electrons are collimated by a small hole in the anode focused by a solenoid that acts as an electromagnetic lens and imaged on a thin layer of phosphor deposited inside an Erlenmeyer flask. An image of a biological sample placed between the source and the lens can be magnified about 20 times. The microscope uses inexpensive components that can be quickly assembled during a demonstration. The TEM provides a visual and memorable display that highlights phenomena such as mean-free-path charged particle optics electrical discharges and cathodoluminescence.

J. A. Panitz; Gertrude Rempfer

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00 Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

111

Dynamic study of tunable stiffness scanning microscope probe  

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This study examines the dynamic characteristics of the in-plane tunable stiffness scanning microscope probe for an atomic force microscope (AFM). The analysis was carried out using finite element analysis (FEA) methods for ...

Vega González, Myraida Angélica

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Multi-instanton calculus in N=2 supersymmetric gauge theory. II. Coupling to matter  

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We further discuss the N=2 superinstantons in SU(2) gauge theory, obtained from the general self-dual solutions of topological charge n constructed by Atiyah, Drinfeld, Hitchin, and Manin (ADHM). We realize the N=2 supersymmetry algebra as actions on the superinstanton moduli. This allows us to recast in concise superfield notation our previously obtained expression for the exact classical interaction between n ADHM superinstantons mediated by the adjoint Higgs bosons, and, moreover, to incorporate NF flavors of hypermultiplets. We perform explicit one- and two-instanton checks of the Seiberg-Witten prepotentials for all NF and arbitrary hypermultiplet masses. Our results for the low-energy couplings are all in precise agreement with the predictions of Seiberg and Witten except for NF=4, where we find a finite renormalization of the coupling which is absent in the proposed solution.

Nicholas Dorey; Valentin V. Khoze; Michael P. Mattis

1996-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

113

Kinetic Isotope Effects in the N2O Decomposition over NiO  

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Kinetic Isotope Effects in the N2O Decomposition over NiO ... The 15N and 18O kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) in the catalytic decomposition of nitrous oxide on NiO powder were determined in the temperature range of 625?825 K, and the following temperature dependencies were found:? KIE(15N) = (0.821 ± 0.180) + (1445 ± 128)/T and KIE(18O) = (1.384 ...

Peter Žemva; Antonija Lesar; Ivan Kobal; Marjan Senega?nik

2001-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

114

Instanton calculus, topological field theories and N = 2 super Yang-Mills theories  

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The results obtained by Seiberg and Witten for N = 2 supersymmetric theories with gauge group SU(2) are in agreement with instanton computations carried out for winding numbers one and two. This suggests that the instanton saddle point saturates the non-perturbative contribution to the functional integral. A natural framework in which corrections to this approximation are absent is given by the topological field theory built out of the N = 2 Super Yang-Mills theory. After extending the standard construction of the Topological Yang-Mills theory to encompass the case of a non-vanishing vacuum expectation value for the scalar field, a BRST transformation is defined (as a supersymmetry plus a gauge variation), which on the instanton moduli space is the exterior derivative. We then show that each non-perturbative contribution to the N = 2 low-energy effective action can be written as the integral of a total derivative of a function of the instanton moduli. Only instanton configurations of zero conformal size contribute to this result.

Diego Bellisai; Francesco Fucito; Gabriele Travaglini; Alessandro Tanzini

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

A decoupled approach for NOx–N2O 3-D CFD modeling in CFB plants  

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Abstract In this study, a 3D CFD model for the formation of \\{NOx\\} and N2O in a lignite fired 1.2 MWth CFB pilot plant is developed. The decoupled approach (decoupled from combustion simulation) is tested for the minimization of computational cost. As combustion simulation is prerequired, this was achieved through a simplified 3-D CFD combustion model. The developed model is then applied to the pilot-scale 1.2 MWth CFB plant and validated against experimental data. As concerns the NOx–N2O model, an extensive literature review is also carried out for the incorporation of the appropriate reactions network and respective reaction rates expressions. Results show that homogenous reactions are favoured on the lower section of the bed, due to the abundance of fuel devolatilization products. On the other hand, on the upper section, heterogeneous reactions govern nitric oxide formation/reduction. It is found that for the lignite examined in this work, HCN is released in negligible amounts during char combustion. The proposed and validated CFD model for \\{NOx\\} and N2O, is capable of examining the effect of different operational parameters and coal properties on the overall nitric oxides emissions from a CFB combustor, with low computational cost and without the additional expenses for pilot-scale experiments.

A. Nikolopoulos; I. Malgarinos; N. Nikolopoulos; P. Grammelis; S. Karrelas; E. Kakaras

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Ponderomotive phase plate for transmission electron microscopes  

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A ponderomotive phase plate system and method for controllably producing highly tunable phase contrast transfer functions in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) for high resolution and biological phase contrast imaging. The system and method includes a laser source and a beam transport system to produce a focused laser crossover as a phase plate, so that a ponderomotive potential of the focused laser crossover produces a scattering-angle-dependent phase shift in the electrons of the post-sample electron beam corresponding to a desired phase contrast transfer function.

Reed, Bryan W. (Livermore, CA)

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

117

Scanning tip microwave near field microscope  

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A microwave near field microscope has a novel microwave probe structure wherein the probing field of evanescent radiation is emitted from a sharpened metal tip instead of an aperture or gap. This sharpened tip, which is electrically and mechanically connected to a central electrode, extends through and beyond an aperture in an endwall of a microwave resonating device such as a microwave cavity resonator or a microwave stripline resonator. Since the field intensity at the tip increases as the tip sharpens, the total energy which is radiated from the tip and absorbed by the sample increases as the tip sharpens. The result is improved spatial resolution without sacrificing sensitivity.

Xiang, Xiao-Dong (Alameda, CA); Schultz, Peter G. (Oakland, CA); Wei, Tao (Albany, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ORIGINAL PAPER Short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions  

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ORIGINAL PAPER Short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions Pascal Boeckx negative to positive. We studied the short-term effect of tillage intensity on N2O and CO2 emissions. We site, an intermediately aerated Luvisol in Belgium, were similar. Nitrous oxide and CO2 emissions were

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Single-QCL-based absorption sensor for simultaneous trace-gas detection of CH4 and N2O  

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compact multipass gas cell (MGC). This sensor uses a thermoelectrically cooled, continuous wave­8]. A compact mid-infrared absorption spectrometer for N2O and CH4 was developed using thermoelectrically cooled.04 cm-1 ) and N2O (1274.61 cm-1 ) lines at a 1 Hz repetition rate. Wavelength modulation spec- troscopy

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

122

Nanomanipulation of biological samples using a compact atomic force microscope under scanning electron microscope observation  

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......Leakage of the EB current to the micro-electric circuit of the piezo-resistive sensor...Science and Technology, Development of elementary techniques for electron microscope in...Superfine R, Washburn S. In situ resistance measurements of strained carbon nanotubes......

Futoshi Iwata; Yuya Mizuguchi; Hideyuki Ko; Tatsuo Ushiki

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution measurements of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section  

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Measurements of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section have been performed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) Geel in the frame of a collaboration between the European Commission (EC) JRC and French laboratories from CNRS and the Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique (CEA) Cadarache. Raw material coming from the Atalante facility of CEA Marcoule has been transformed by JRC Karlsruhe into suitable {sup 241}AmO{sub 2} samples embedded in Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} matrices specifically designed for these measurements. The irradiations were carried out at the 7-MV Van de Graaff accelerator. The {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section was determined relative to the {sup 27}Al(n,alpha){sup 24}Na standard cross section. The measurements were performed in four sessions, using quasi-mono-energetic neutrons with energies ranging from 8 to 21 MeV produced via the {sup 2}H(d,n){sup 3}He and the {sup 3}H(d,n){sup 4}He reactions. The induced activity was measured by standard gamma-ray spectrometry using a high-purity germanium detector. Below 15 MeV, the present results are in agreement with data obtained earlier. Above 15 MeV, these measurements allowed the experimental investigation of the {sup 241}Am(n,2n) reaction cross section for the first time. The present data are in good agreement with predictions obtained with the talys code that uses an optical and fission model developed at CEA.

Sage, C. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SPhN, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Semkova, V. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG-1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Bouland, O. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Dessagne, P.; Rudolf, G. [Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Fernandez, A.; Naestren, C.; Ottmar, H.; Somers, J.; Wastin, F. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Postfach 2340, D-76125 Karlsruhe (Germany); Gunsing, F. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Saclay, DSM/IRFU/SPhN, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Noguere, G. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique Cadarache, DEN/CAD/DER/SPRC/LEPh, F-13108 St Paul-lez-Durance (France); Plompen, A. J. M. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium); Romain, P. [Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The free energy of N=2 supersymmetric AdS_4 solutions of M-theory  

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We show that general N=2 supersymmetric AdS_4 solutions of M-theory with non-zero M2-brane charge admit a canonical contact structure. The free energy of the dual superconformal field theory on S^3 and the scaling dimensions of operators dual to supersymmetric wrapped M5-branes are expressed via AdS/CFT in terms of contact volumes. In particular, this leads to topological and localization formulae for the coefficient of N^{3/2} in the free energy of such solutions.

Maxime Gabella; Dario Martelli; Achilleas Passias; James Sparks

2011-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

125

Microscopic characteristics of solid particles in opposed multi-burner gasifier  

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Abstract The microscopic characteristics of solid particles have important influence on the formation of fluid slag, coarse slag and fine slag during entrained-flow gasification process. Based on the bench-scale opposed multi-burner (OMB) gasifier, solid particles were sampled at different axial distances along the gasifier chamber under typical operating conditions (oxygen and carbon atomic ratio at 1.0). The microscopic characteristics of solid particles were studied by using N2 adsorption-desorption and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) methods. The results show that the solid particles are comprised mainly of porous irregular particle and spherical particle, and few solid particles generated at burner plane perform as dense irregular and hollow shape. As the gasification reaction proceeds along the axis of gasifier, the surface structure of particles becomes rougher, and the pore structure increases. The isotherms of particle samples are all type II, and the particle samples consist of continuous and complete system of pores. The hysteresis loops are H3-type, and there are a large amount of fractured pores. BET surface area and pore volume increase with increasing distance from the burner plane, and average pore diameter gradually reduces, and larger changes occur in the vicinity of the burner plane. The mesopores less than 10 nm vary apparently and increase with increasing distances from the burner plane, while the pores larger than 10 nm are almost unchanged.

Li-jun SUN; Yan GONG; Qing-hua GUO; Guang-suo YU

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Development of a combined interference microscope objective and scanning probe microscope  

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A compact sensor head combining optical interference and scanning probe microscopy in a single instrument has been developed. This instrument is able to perform complementary quantitative measurements combining fast nondestructive three-dimensional surface analysis with high lateral resolution imaging. A custom interference microscopesensor head has been designed as the optical microscope objective and integrated within the architecture of a commercial interference microscope. The combined instrument makes available both the acquisition software and the hardware interface of the commercial microscope. The latter is able to function as a phase-shift interferometer or white light interferometer. Furthermore the use of an optical fiber to transmit light from an external laser: (i) removes a major heat source from the measurement environment and (ii) makes aperture correction unnecessary. The lateral resolution of the instrument has been extended by the addition of a previously developed compact scanning probe microscope(SPM) module to the custom interference microscope objective. This SPM unit is based upon piezoresistive cantilever technology. The “piezolevers” are self-sensing and therefore require no additional systems such as optical beam deflection or fiber interferometry to monitor their displacement. The mechanical simplicity of the piezolever SPM unit allows for a small physical size and can thus be added to the custom optical sensor head without violating constraints on the working distance defined by the optics. A major benefit of the system in terms of a quantitative nanometrology is the possibility to perform a traceable and direct calibration of the SPM module. This calibration is achieved practically by measuring an appropriate sample at a common location using both techniques. Results are presented here for the measurement of two calibration standards and a test sample to demonstrate the increased lateral resolution of the instrument.

James W. G. Tyrrell; Claudio Dal Savio; Rolf Krüger-Sehm; Hans-Ulrich Danzebrink

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Excitation of the C? 3? u state of N2 by electron impact  

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The ?=3371 Å spectral band of the C? 3? u ?B? 3? g (v?=0 v ?=0) second positive system is investigated using time?resolved spectroscopy with electron beam pulse widths of 100 nsec 260 nsec and 5 ?sec. Lifetime data for the v?=0 vibrational level of the C? 3? u electronic state are obtained for incident electron energies and N2 gas pressures in the range 25–200 eV and 2–380 mtorr respectively. In the case of the 260 nsec electron pulse a single radiative decay component is observed which exhibits a dependence upon electron impact energy. However in the case of a 5 ?sec excitation pulse the resulting radiative decay is observed to consist of two decay components. The short?lived component is identified as the primary C? 3? u state excitation while the long?lived component is identified as the radiative cascade contribution from higher electronic states including possibly the metastable E? 3?+ g state. When the long?lived cascade contribution is subtracted from the total C? 3? u population the C state natural radiative lifetime becomes independent of energy. In addition the lifetime is observed to be independent of N2 gas pressure over the pressure range ?2–380 mtorr.

S. T. Chen; Richard J. Anderson

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Operator-Schmidt decomposition of the quantum Fourier transform on C^N1 tensor C^N2  

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Operator-Schmidt decompositions of the quantum Fourier transform on C^N1 tensor C^N2 are computed for all N1, N2 > 1. The decomposition is shown to be completely degenerate when N1 is a factor of N2 and when N1>N2. The first known special case, N1=N2=2^n, was computed by Nielsen in his study of the communication cost of computing the quantum Fourier transform of a collection of qubits equally distributed between two parties. [M. A. Nielsen, PhD Thesis, University of New Mexico (1998), Chapter 6, arXiv:quant-ph/0011036.] More generally, the special case N1=2^n1<2^n2=N2 was computed by Nielsen et. al. in their study of strength measures of quantum operations. [M.A. Nielsen et. al, (accepted for publication in Phys Rev A); arXiv:quant-ph/0208077.] Given the Schmidt decompositions presented here, it follows that in all cases the communication cost of exact computation of the quantum Fourier transform is maximal.

Jon Tyson

2002-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

129

Long working distance incoherent interference microscope  

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A full-field imaging, long working distance, incoherent interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. A long working distance greater than 10 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-dimensional height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer while being actively probed, and, optionally, through a transparent window. An optically identical pair of sample and reference arm objectives is not required, which reduces the overall system cost, and also the cost and time required to change sample magnifications. Using a LED source, high magnification (e.g., 50.times.) can be obtained having excellent image quality, straight fringes, and high fringe contrast.

Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM); De Boer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM)

2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

130

Three-dimensional scanning confocal laser microscope  

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A confocal microscope for generating an image of a sample includes a first scanning element for scanning a light beam along a first axis, and a second scanning element for scanning the light beam at a predetermined amplitude along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. A third scanning element scans the light beam at a predetermined amplitude along a third axis perpendicular to an imaging plane defined by the first and second axes. The second and third scanning element are synchronized to scan at the same frequency. The second and third predetermined amplitudes are percentages of their maximum amplitudes. A selector determines the second and third predetermined amplitudes such that the sum of the percentages is equal to one-hundred percent.

Anderson, R. Rox (Lexington, MA); Webb, Robert H. (Lincoln, MA); Rajadhyaksha, Milind (Charlestown, MA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Microscopic study of Ca$+$Ca fusion  

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We investigate the fusion barriers for reactions involving Ca isotopes $\\mathrm{^{40}Ca}+\\mathrm{^{40}Ca}$, $\\mathrm{^{40}Ca}+\\mathrm{^{48}Ca}$, and $\\mathrm{^{48}Ca}+\\mathrm{^{48}Ca}$ using the microscopic time-dependent Hartree-Fock theory coupled with a density constraint. In this formalism the fusion barriers are directly obtained from TDHF dynamics. We also study the excitation of the pre-equilibrium GDR for the $\\mathrm{^{40}Ca}+\\mathrm{^{48}Ca}$ system and the associated $\\gamma$-ray emission spectrum. Fusion cross-sections are calculated using the incoming-wave boundary condition approach. We examine the dependence of fusion barriers on collision energy as well as on the different parametrizations of the Skyrme interaction.

R. Keser; A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

132

Physisorption of N2, O2, and CO on Fully Oxidized TiO2(110)  

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Physisorption of N2, O2 and CO was studied on fully oxidized TiO2(110) using beam reflection and temperature programmed desorption (TPD) techniques. Sticking coefficients for all three molecules are nearly equal (0.75 ± 0.05) and approximately independent of coverage suggesting that adsorption occurs via a precursor mediated mechanism. Excluding multilayer coverages, the TPD spectra for all three adsorbates exhibit three distinct coverage regimes that can be interpreted in accord with previous theoretical studies of N2 adsorption. At low coverages (0 to 0.5 N2/Ti4+), N2 molecules bind head-on to five-coordinated Ti4+ ions. The adsorption occurs preferentially on the Ti4+ sites that do not have neighboring adsorbates. This arrangement minimizes the repulsive interactions between the adsorbed molecules along the Ti4+ rows resulting in a relatively small shift of the TPD peak (105 ? 90 K) with increasing coverage. At higher N2 coverages (0 to 1.0 N2/Ti4+) the nearest-neighbor Ti4+ sites become occupied. The close proximity of the adsorbates results in strong repulsion thus giving rise to a significant shift of the TPD leading edges (90 ? 45 K) with increasing coverage. For N2/Ti4+ > 1, an additional low temperature peak (~ 43 K) is present and is ascribed to N2 adsorption on bridge-bonded oxygen rows. The results for O2 and CO are qualitatively similar. The repulsive adsorbate-adsorbate interactions largest for CO, most likely due to aligned CO dipole moments. The coverage dependent binding energies of O2, N2, and CO are determined by inverting TPD profiles.

Dohnalek, Zdenek; Kim, Jooho; Bondarchuk, Oleksander A.; White, J. M.; Kay, Bruce D.

2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

133

A compact scanning soft X-ray microscope  

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Soft x-ray microscopes operating at wavelengths between 2.3 nm and 4.4 nm are capable of imaging wet biological cells with a resolution many times that of a visible light microscope. Several such soft x-ray microscopes have been constructed. However, with the exception of contact microscopes, all use synchrotrons as the source of soft x-ray radiation and Fresnel zone plates as the focusing optics. These synchrotron based microscopes are very successful but have the disadvantage of limited access. This dissertation reviews the construction and performance of a compact scanning soft x-ray microscope whose size and accessibility is comparable to that of an electron microscope. The microscope uses a high-brightness laser-produced plasma as the soft x-ray source and normal incidence multilayer-coated mirrors in a Schwarzschild configuration as the focusing optics. The microscope operates at a wavelength of 14 nm, has a spatial resolution of 0.5 {mu}m, and has a soft x-ray photon flux through the focus of 10{sup 4}-10{sup 5} s{sup {minus}1} when operated with only 170 mW of average laser power. The complete system, including the laser, fits on a single 4{prime} x 8{prime} optical table. The significant components of the compact microscope are the laser-produced plasma (LPP) source, the multilayer coatings, and the Schwarzschild objective. These components are reviewed, both with regard to their particular use in the current microscope and with regard to extending the microscope performance to higher resolution, higher speed, and operation at shorter wavelengths. Measurements of soft x-ray emission and debris emission from our present LPP source are presented and considerations given for an optimal LPP source. The LPP source was also used as a broadband soft x-ray source for measurement of normal incidence multilayer mirror reflectance in the 10-25 nm spectral region.

Trail, J.A.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

On the microscopic origin of light scattering in tissue  

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Understanding the nature of light scattering within tissue is a crucial issue for development of medical imaging techniques. Microscopic measurements of static light-scattering...

Kaplan, Peter; Weissman, Jesse; Hancewicz, Tom; Popp, Alois; Weitz, David

135

A Low-Cost Reflectance FT-IR Microscope  

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A Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) microscope combines microscopy with infrared (IR) spectroscopic molecular characterization. IR microspectroscopy presents a...

Jansen, J A J; Van Der Maas, J H; Posthuma De Boer, A

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Microscopic Reactive Diffusion of Uranium in the Contaminated...  

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States. Abstract: Microscopic and spectroscopic analysis of uranium-contaminated sediment cores beneath the BX waste tank farm at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford...

137

E-Print Network 3.0 - automated microscopic characterization...  

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characterization problems with the help... in the electron optics, alignment and optimization of electron microscopes. Students will have plenty... of opportunities for hands-on...

138

High resolution electron microscopic studies on ferrosilite III  

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High resolution transmission electron microscopic (HRTEM) studies on ferrosilite (Fs) III confirmed the periodicity nine (p=9) of the tetrahedral chains in this silicate. Various chain periodicit...

M. Czank; B. Simons

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

A New Interpretation of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Image...  

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of Graphite. A New Interpretation of the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Image of Graphite. Abstract: In this work, highly-resolved scanning tunneling microscopy images of graphite...

140

Receptor Specificity and Transmission of H2N2 Subtype Viruses Isolated from the Pandemic of 1957  

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Influenza viruses of the H2N2 subtype have not circulated among humans in over 40 years. The occasional isolation of avian H2 strains from swine and avian species coupled with waning population immunity to H2 hemagglutinin ...

Pappas, Claudia

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Gas?Kinetic Temperature of Planar High?Frequency Capacitive Discharge Plasma in N2/CO2/He Gas Mixtures  

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Using methods of emission spectroscopy, we have determined the gas?kinetic temperature fields of planar high?frequency capacitive discharge plasma in N2/CO2/He gas mixtures depending on the excitation frequency, ...

V. V. Azharonok; I. I. Filatova; V. D. Shimanovich…

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Line shape in the low-frequency wing of N2 and O2 broadened CO2 lines  

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The shape of the far wings of N2 and O2 broadened CO2 lines have been investigated, at room temperature, in the 2140–2250-cm?1 spectral...

Menoux, V; Le Doucen, R; Boulet, C

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

N=2 supersymmetric extension of a hydrodynamic system in Riemann invariants  

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In this paper, we formulate an N=2 supersymmetric extension of a hydrodynamic-type system involving Riemann invariants. The supersymmetric version is constructed by means of a superspace and superfield formalism, using bosonic superfields, and consists of a system of partial differential equations involving both bosonic and fermionic variables. We make use of group-theoretical methods in order to analyze the extended model algebraically. Specifically, we calculate a Lie superalgebra of symmetries of our supersymmetric model and make use of a general classification method to classify the one-dimensional subalgebras into conjugacy classes. As a result we obtain a set of 401 one-dimensional nonequivalent subalgebras. For selected subalgebras, we use the symmetry reduction method applied to Grassmann-valued equations in order to determine analytic exact solutions of our supersymmetric model. These solutions include traveling waves, bumps, kinks, double-periodic solutions, and solutions involving exponentials and radicals.

Grundland, A. M. [Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Universite du Quebec, Trois-Rivieres, C.P. 500, Quebec G9A 5H7 (Canada); Hariton, A. J. [Centre de Recherches Mathematiques, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

144

N=2 minimal conformal field theories and matrix bifactorisations of x^d  

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We prove a tensor equivalence between full subcategories of a) graded matrix factorisations of the potential x^d-y^d and b) representations of the N=2 minimal super vertex operator algebra at central charge 3-6/d, where d is odd. The subcategories are given by a) permutation-type matrix factorisations with consecutive index sets, and b) Neveu-Schwarz-type representations. The physical motivation for this result is the Landau-Ginzburg / conformal field theory correspondence, where it amounts to the equivalence of a subset of defects on both sides of the correspondence. Our work builds on results by Brunner and Roggenkamp [arXiv:0707.0922], where an isomorphism of fusion rules was established.

Davydov, Alexei; Runkel, Ingo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

N=2 minimal conformal field theories and matrix bifactorisations of x^d  

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We prove a tensor equivalence between full subcategories of a) graded matrix factorisations of the potential x^d-y^d and b) representations of the N=2 minimal super vertex operator algebra at central charge 3-6/d, where d is odd. The subcategories are given by a) permutation-type matrix factorisations with consecutive index sets, and b) Neveu-Schwarz-type representations. The physical motivation for this result is the Landau-Ginzburg / conformal field theory correspondence, where it amounts to the equivalence of a subset of defects on both sides of the correspondence. Our work builds on results by Brunner and Roggenkamp [arXiv:0707.0922], where an isomorphism of fusion rules was established.

Alexei Davydov; Ana Ros Camacho; Ingo Runkel

2014-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

146

Feather-like He plasma plumes in surrounding N2 gas  

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Effects of surrounding gases on the propagation of room-temperature atmospheric-pressure plasma jets are reported. A highly unusual feather-like plasma plume is observed only when N2 is used as surrounding gas. The He concentration on the axis at the starting point of the feather-like plume is ?0.85 of the maximum value and is independent on the He flow rates. High-speed optical imaging reveals that dim diffuse plasmas emerge just behind the bright head of the plasma bullet at the starting point of the feather-like plume. These results help tailoring surface exposure in emerging applications of plasma jets in medicine and nanotechnology.

X. P. Lu; Y. Pan; K. Ostrikov

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Large rank Wilson loops in N=2 superconformal QCD at strong coupling  

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We compute the expectation values of circular Wilson loops in large representations at strong coupling, in the large-N limit of the N=2 superconformal theory with SU(N) gauge group and 2N hypermultiplets. Employing Pestun's matrix integral, we focus attention on symmetric and antisymmetric representations with ranks of order N. We find that large rank antisymmetric loops are independent of the coupling at strong 't Hooft coupling while symmetric Wilson loops grow exponentially with it. Symmetric loops display a non-analyticity as a function of the rank, characterized by the splitting of a single matrix model eigenvalue from the continuum, bearing close resemblance to Bose-Einstein condensation in an ideal gas. We discuss implications of these for a putative large-N string dual. The method of calculation we adopt makes explicit the connection to Fermi and Bose gas descriptions and also suggests a tantalizing connection of the above system to a multichannel Kondo model.

Benedict Fraser; S. Prem Kumar

2012-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

148

Visual Positioning of Previously Defined ROIs on Microscopic Slides  

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1 Visual Positioning of Previously Defined ROIs on Microscopic Slides Grigory Begelman, Michael slide area. Various microscopy related medical applications, such as telepathology and computer aided of interest. In this paper we present a method for image-based auto positioning on a microscope slide

Rivlin, Ehud

149

Data-based estimates of suboxia, denitrification, and N2O production in the ocean and their sensitivities to dissolved O2  

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pathways, N2O is a powerful greenhouse gas that affects the Earth's energy balance and climate. The ocean

150

Simultaneous STM and UHV electron microscope observation of silicon nanowires extracted from Si(111) surface  

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......research-article Articles Simultaneous STM and UHV electron microscope observation of silicon...silicon|tungsten| Simultaneous STM and UHV electron microscope observation of silicon...Semiconductor Special Issue Simultaneous STM and UHV electron microscope observation of silicon......

Y. Naitoh; K. Takayanagi; Y. Oshima; H. Hirayama

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

NCEM National Center for Electron Microscopy: Microscopes and Facilities:  

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0.5 0.5 The TEAM 0.5 microscope is a double-aberration-corrected (scanning) transmission electron microscope (STEM/TEM) capable of producing images with 50 pm resolution. The basic instrument is a modified FEI Titan 80-300 microscope equipped with a special high-brightness Schottky-field emission electron source, a gun monochromator, a high-resolution GIF Tridiem energy-filter, and two CEOS hexapole-type spherical aberration correctors. The illumination aberration corrector corrects coherent axial aberrations up to 4th order, as well as 5th order spherical aberration and six-fold astigmatism. The imaging aberration corrector fully corrects for coherent axial aberrations up to 3rd order and partially compensates for 4th and 5th order aberrations. The microscope has two 2048x2048 slow-scan CCD

152

Optical system for high-speed Atomic Force Microscope  

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This thesis presents the design and development of an optical cantilever deflection sensor for a high speed Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). This optical sensing system is able to track a small cantilever while the X-Y scanner ...

Lim, Kwang Yong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Electron microscopy and microanalysis Two transmission electron microscopes  

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Electron microscopy and microanalysis Two transmission electron microscopes (TEM) and three scanning electron micro- scopes (SEM) are operated by the De- partment. Attachments for TEM include energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS), scanning transmission attachment, serial electron energy loss

154

Department of Mechanical Engineering "Heat Under the Microscope  

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applications ranging from thermoelectric waste heat recovery to radio astronomy. BIOGRAPHY Austin MinnichDepartment of Mechanical Engineering presents "Heat Under the Microscope: Uncovering an essential role in nearly every technological application, ranging from space power generation to consumer

Militzer, Burkhard

155

Lensless digital holographic microscope with light-emitting diode illumination  

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We demonstrate the operation of a digital in-line microscope with LED illumination. We show with a practical example that, for typical setups, the limited temporal coherence and the...

Repetto, L; Piano, E; Pontiggia, C

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Design and analysis of a monolithic flexure atomic force microscope  

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This thesis details the design, manufacture, and testing of a sub-nanometer accuracy atomic force microscope. It was made to be integrated into the Sub-Atomic Measuring Machine (SAMM) in collaboration with the University ...

Ljubicic, Dean M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Development of a Schwarzschild-type x-ray microscope  

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A Schwarzschild-type x-ray microscope has been designed, constructed, and tested. Ni/C multilayers were used as the x-ray mirrors, with a thickness (2d) of 7 nm and 30 layer pairs. The...

Kado, M; Yamashita, K; Ohtani, M; Tanaka, K A; Kodama, R; Kitamoto, S; Yamanaka, T; Nakai, S

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Microscopic observations of samples affected by delayed ettringite formation (DEF)  

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This article, which deals with the study of the microscopic modifications of DEF-affected materials, has two main objectives. The first one is to study the influence of sample preparation on the microcracks of sp...

Nordine Leklou; Jean-Emmanuel Aubert; Gilles Escadeillas

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Construction of an ultra-low temperature scanning tunneling microscope  

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We describe designs and specifications of an ultra-low temperature scanning tunneling microscope developed at ... works over a wide temperature range between 90 mK and 300 K with atomic resolution as...

Hiroshi Fukuyama; Hiroki Tan; Tetsuya Handa…

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Four generations of high-voltage electron microscopes  

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......microscopes 307 Table 3 Edge lengths of elementary cubes. a0, and separations...data were obtained by electrical resistance measurements [41,42], those...measure- ment of the residual electric resistance using 'conven- tional' accelerator......

Alfred Seeger

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Prior Seasonal H3N2 Influenza Vaccination or Infection on Protection and Transmission of Emerging Variants of Influenza A(H3N2)v Virus in Ferrets  

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...Emerging Variants of Influenza A(H3N2)v Virus in Ferrets Katherine V. Houser a b Melissa B. Pearce a Jacqueline M. Katz a Terrence...infection. J. Virol. 75 :5141-5150. 21. Harvey, R , JX Wheeler, CL Wallis, JS Robertson, and OG Engelhardt. 2008. Quantitation...

Katherine V. Houser; Melissa B. Pearce; Jacqueline M. Katz; Terrence M. Tumpey

2013-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Installation of the MAXIMUM microscope at the ALS  

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The MAXIMUM scanning x-ray microscope, developed at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison was implemented on the Advanced Light Source in August of 1995. The microscope`s initial operation at SRC successfully demonstrated the use of multilayer coated Schwarzschild objective for focusing 130 eV x-rays to a spot size of better than 0.1 micron with an electron energy resolution of 250meV. The performance of the microscope was severely limited, because of the relatively low brightness of SRC, which limits the available flux at the focus of the microscope. The high brightness of the ALS is expected to increase the usable flux at the sample by a factor of 1,000. The authors will report on the installation of the microscope on bending magnet beamline 6.3.2 at the ALS and the initial measurement of optical performance on the new source, and preliminary experiments with surface chemistry of HF etched Si will be described.

Ng, W.; Perera, R.C.C.; Underwood, J.H. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Singh, S.; Solak, H.; Cerrina, F. [Univ. of Wisconsin, Stoughton, WI (United States). Center for X-ray Lithography

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Soft x-ray laser microscope. Final report  

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The program consisted of two phases (Phase I and Phase II). The goal of the Phase I (first year program) was to design and construct the Soft X-ray Laser Contact Microscope. Such microscope was constructed and adapted to PPL`s 18.2nm soft X-ray Laser (SXL), which in turn was modified and prepared for microscopy experiments. Investigation of the photoresist response to 18.2nm laser radiation and transmissivity of 0.1m thick silicion-nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) windows were important initial works. The goal of the first year of Phase II was to construct X-ray contact microscope in combination with existing optical phase microscope, already used by biologists. In the second year of Phase II study of dehydrated Horeseshoe Crab and Hela cancer cells were performed with COXRALM. Also during Phase II, the Imaging X-Ray Laser Microscope (IXRALM) was designed and constructed. This paper describes the development of each of the microscopes and their application for research.

Suckewer, P.I.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MODIFYING AN INVERTED LABORATORY MICROSCOPE FOR RAMAN Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for  

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MODIFYING AN INVERTED LABORATORY MICROSCOPE FOR RAMAN MICROSCOPY A Thesis Presented in Partial modifications a spectroscopic imaging instrument, a Raman microscope, can be constructed from a common inverted

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Boltzmann Equation Analysis of Electron Transport in a N2O2 Streamer Discharge Sasa Dujko1;2;3  

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Boltzmann Equation Analysis of Electron Transport in a N2­O2 Streamer Discharge Sasa Dujko1;2;3�, P. O. Box 68, Zemun, Belgrade 11080, Serbia 3 ARC Centre for Antimatter­Matter Studies, School of the reduced electric field. The fluid model is coupled with the Monte Carlo model via a model interface

Ebert, Ute

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Ann. Polon. Math., 95, N2, (2009), 135-139. A DSM proof of surjectivity of monotone  

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Ann. Polon. Math., 95, N2, (2009), 135-139. 1 #12;A DSM proof of surjectivity of monotone nonlinear. The proof is based on the Dynamical Systems Method (DSM). MSC: 47A52 Key words: dynamical systems method of this result. It is based on the Dynamical Systems Method (DSM) developed in [2]. Theorem 1.1. Assume that F

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Jeffrey R. Row Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1  

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, N2L 3G1 Website: http://jeffrow.ca · Email: jeff.row@me.com · Phone: 1-416-399-3066 1 Education 2006 and population structure of foxsnakes across spatial and temporal scales. 2003-2005 M.Sc. Biology, University (Lampropeltis triangulum). 1997-2001 B.Sc. Environmental Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. 2

Row, Jeffrey R.

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The role of N2O derived from crop-based biofuels, and from agriculture in general, in Earth's climate  

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...The role of N2O derived from crop-based biofuels, and from agriculture in general, in Earth's...factor (EF) of 3-5%, and applied it to biofuel production. For first-generation biofuels, e.g. biodiesel from rapeseed and bioethanol...

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N2O emission from a combined ex-situ nitrification and in-situ denitrification bioreactor landfill  

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Abstract A combined process comprised of ex-situ nitrification in an aged refuse bioreactor (designated as A bioreactor) and in-situ denitrification in a fresh refuse bioreactor (designated as F bioreactor) was constructed for investigating N2O emission during the stabilization of municipal solid waste (MSW). The results showed that N2O concentration in the F bioreactor varied from undetectable to about 130 ppm, while it was much higher in the A bioreactor with the concentration varying from undetectable to about 900 ppm. The greatly differences of continuous monitoring of N2O emission after leachate cross recirculation in each period were primarily attributed to the stabilization degree of MSW. Moreover, the variation of N2O concentration was closely related to the leachate quality in both bioreactors and it was mainly affected by the COD and COD/TN ratio of leachate from the F bioreactor, as well as the DO, ORP, and NO3?-N of leachate from the A bioreactor.

Ya-nan Wang; Ying-jie Sun; Lei Wang; Xiao-jie Sun; Hao Wu; Rong-xing Bian; Jing-jing Li

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Continuous Measurements of Atmospheric Ar/N2 as a Tracer of  

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........................... 31 2.3 Results ................................................. 34 2.3.1 Comparison of station measurements and model predictions ....................... 34 2.3.2 Station-station comparisons ........................................... 74 #12;v 3.2 The seasonal cycle in (Ar/N2): A transient model of air-sea gas flux

Keeling, Ralph

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A new scanning photoemission microscope for ELETTRA: SuperMAXIMUM  

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High brightness third?generation synchrotrons allow diffraction?limited performance and large flux for scanning photoemission microscopes. A new microscope SuperMAXIMUM is being developed at the University of Wisconsin Center for X ray Lithography in collaboration with the Sincrotrone Trieste. The beamline being built in Trieste uses a variable angle spherical gratingmonochromator (VASGM). A combination of rotation of a plane mirror and rotation of the spherical grating keeps the slit positions and beam directions fixed. The microscope objectives are normal?incidence multilayer?coated Schwarzschild objectives. The project which is nearing completion utilizes novel designs for optics alignment sample rastering mechanics and software control. We will discuss the project status new designs and techniques.

John T. Welnak; H. Solak; J. Wallace; F. Cerrina; F. Barbo; M. Bertolo; A. Bianco; S. Di Fonzo; S. Fontana; W. Jark; F. Mazzolini; R. Rosei; A. Savoia; J.H. Underwood; G. Margaritondo

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A new scanning photoemission microscope for ELETTRA: SuperMAXIMUM  

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High brightness, third-generation synchrotrons allow diffraction-limited performance and large flux for scanning photoemission microscopes. A new microscope, SuperMAXIMUM, is being developed at the University of Wisconsin Center for X ray Lithography in collaboration with the Sincrotrone Trieste. The beamline, being built in Trieste, uses a variable angle spherical grating monochromator (VASGM). A combination of rotation of a plane mirror and rotation of the spherical grating keeps the slit positions and beam directions fixed. The microscope objectives are normal-incidence, multilayer-coated Schwarzschild objectives. The project, which is nearing completion, utilizes novel designs for optics alignment, sample rastering mechanics, and software control. We will discuss the project status, new designs, and techniques. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Welnak, J.T.; Solak, H.; Wallace, J.; Cerrina, F.; Barbo, F.; Bertolo, M.; Bianco, A.; Di Fonzo, S.; Fontana, S.; Jark, W.; Mazzolini, F.; Rosei, R.; Savoia, A.; Underwood, J.; Margaritondo, G. [University of WI--Center for X ray Lithography, 3731 Schneider Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (United States)] [University of WI--Center for X ray Lithography, 3731 Schneider Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 (United States); [Sincrotrone Trieste, Padriciano 99, 34012, Trieste (Italy); [Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Center for X ray Optics, 1 Cyclotron Road, 80-101, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); [Institut de Physique Appliqee, Ecole Polytechnique Federale, CH-1015, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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Determination of the cross sections of (n,2n), (n,gamma) nuclear reactions on germanium isotopes at the energy of neutrons 13.96 MeV  

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The cross sections of 70Ge(n,2n)69Ge, 72Ge(n,2n)71Ge, 76Ge(n,gamma)77(g+0.21m)Ge, 76Ge(n,2n)75Ge nuclear reactions were measured at the energy of neutrons 13.96(6) MeV by activation method with gamma-ray and X-ray spectra studies.

S. V. Begun; O. G. Druzheruchenko; O. O. Pupirina; V. K. Tarakanov

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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5.4.1 5.4.1 Beamline 5.4.1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Beamline 5.4.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational 2011 Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.07-1.25 eV Frequency range 600 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution 0.125 cm-1 Endstations FTIR bench and IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction limited (~wavelength) Detectors Probably MCT-A*, MCT-B (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited) Sample preparation Biological preparation equipment available including incubator, biohoods, prep table, and more TBD. Sample environment N2 purged, minimal clean area (no particle specification), microcryostat/heater stages available for 4.2-730 K

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Analyses spectroscopiques d'un plasma CO2-N2 (97%-3%), de type atmosphre martienne, par torche ICP  

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Analyses spectroscopiques d'un plasma CO2-N2 (97%-3%), de type atmosphère martienne, par torche ICP couplage inductif, fonctionnant à la pression atmosphérique, est utilisée pour créer un plasma à partir d Electrique et Plasmas Thermiques, CNRS, 24 Av. des Landais, F63177 Aubière cedex,France, (2) Laboratoire d

Boyer, Edmond

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N=2 supersymmetric a=4-Korteweg-de Vries hierarchy derived via Gardner's deformation of Kaup-Boussinesq equation  

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We consider the problem of constructing Gardner's deformations for the N=2 supersymmetric a=4-Korteweg-de Vries (SKdV) equation; such deformations yield recurrence relations between the super-Hamiltonians of the hierarchy. We prove the nonexistence of supersymmetry-invariant deformations that retract to Gardner's formulas for the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) with equation under the component reduction. At the same time, we propose a two-step scheme for the recursive production of the integrals of motion for the N=2, a=4-SKdV. First, we find a new Gardner's deformation of the Kaup-Boussinesq equation, which is contained in the bosonic limit of the superhierarchy. This yields the recurrence relation between the Hamiltonians of the limit, whence we determine the bosonic super-Hamiltonians of the full N=2, a=4-SKdV hierarchy. Our method is applicable toward the solution of Gardner's deformation problems for other supersymmetric KdV-type systems.

Hussin, V. [Departement de Mathematiques et de Statistique, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 (Canada); Kiselev, A. V. [Mathematical Institute, University of Utrecht, P.O. Box 80.010, 3508 TA Utrecht (Netherlands); Krutov, A. O. [Department of Higher Mathematics, Ivanovo State Power University, 34 Rabfakovskaya str., Ivanovo 153003 (Russian Federation); Wolf, T. [Department of Mathematics, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 (Canada)

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Influence of propane on CO2/CH4 and N2/CH4 separations in CHA zeolite membranes  

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Abstract Two types of CHA zeolite membranes (SAPO-34, SSZ-13) were used for CO2/CH4, N2/CH4, and CO2/i-butane separations at both low (270 and 350 kPa) and high (1.73 MPa) pressures. The SSZ-13 membranes were more selective, with CO2/CH4 separation selectivities as high as 280 and N2/CH4 separation selectivities of 12 at 270 kPa feed pressure. For both types of membranes, selectivities and permeances decreased as the feed pressure increased. The CO2/i-butane separation selectivities were greater than 500,000 for SAPO-34 membranes, indicating extremely low densities of defects because i-butane is too large to enter the CHA pores. The CO2/i-butane selectivities were smaller for SSZ-13 membranes (2,800–20,000), in part because the SSZ-13 layer was on the outside of the porous mullite tubes and sealing the membrane on the zeolite surface was more difficult than for the SAPO-34 membranes that were grown on the inside of glazed alumina tubes. Propane, in feed concentrations from 1 to 9%, significantly influenced separations by decreasing permeances in most cases. The effect was larger for N2/CH4 than for CO2/CH4 mixtures, apparently because the more strongly-adsorbing CO2 competes better than N2 with propane for adsorption sites. Although propane caused permeances to decrease significantly over time, selectivities decreased much less. Propane decreased permeances more for SAPO-34 membranes than for SSZ-13 membranes at 350 kPa, and at high pressure propane even increased CO2 permeances and decreased CH4 permeances in SSZ-13 membranes, thus significantly increasing CO2/CH4 selectivities. Propane permeances reached steady state relatively quickly because its permeation was mostly through defects, but CO2, N2, and CH4 permeances did not stabilize in the presence of propane, even after seven days. The effects of propane were reversible when it was removed from the feed and the membranes were heated.

Ting Wu; Merritt C. Diaz; Yihong Zheng; Rongfei Zhou; Hans H. Funke; John L. Falconer; Richard D. Noble

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Reflection soft X-ray microscope and method  

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A reflection soft X-ray microscope is provided by generating soft X-ray beams, condensing the X-ray beams to strike a surface of an object at a predetermined angle, and focusing the X-ray beams reflected from the surface onto a detector, for recording an image of the surface or near surface features of the object under observation.

Suckewer, Szymon (Princeton, NJ); Skinner, Charles H. (Lawrenceville, NJ); Rosser, Roy (Princeton, NJ)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanisms of Nickel Sorption on Pyrophyllite: Macroscopic and Microscopic Approaches  

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Mechanisms of Nickel Sorption on Pyrophyllite: Macroscopic and Microscopic Approaches Andre M of the sorption mechanisms of heavy metals on soil mineral surfaces is therefore of fundamental importance. This study examined Ni(Il) sorption mechanisms on pyrophyllite. The removal of Ni from solution was studied

Sparks, Donald L.

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Vibration Proof Construction of 1000kV Electron Microscope  

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......University Press 1970 other ORIGINAL Vibration Proof Construction of 1000kV Electron...with the center of gravity. That is, a vibration proof hanging console was made as a method...protecting a 1000kV Electron Microscope from vibration, and this allowed the whole instrument......

Yoshio SAKITANI; Susumu OZASA

1970-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay in the microscopic interacting boson model  

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The results of a calculation of the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay in the closure approximation in several nuclei within the framework of the microscopic interacting boson model (IBM?2) are presented and compared with those calculated in the shell model (SM) and quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA).

F. Iachello

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum microscopic approach to low-energy heavy ion collisions  

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of nuclear reactions at low energy where quantum effects play a significant role is an important challenge of nuclear physics. The interplay between nuclear structure and reaction mechanisms is crucial at energiesQuantum microscopic approach to low-energy heavy ion collisions C´edric Simenel1,2, Aditya Wakhle2

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Microscopic description of neutron emission rates in compound nuclei  

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The neutron emission rates in thermal excited nuclei are conventionally described by statistical models with a phenomenological level density parameter that depends on excitation energies, deformations and mass regions. In the microscopic view of hot nuclei, the neutron emission rates can be determined by the external neutron gas densities without any free parameters. Therefore the microscopic description of thermal neutron emissions is desirable that can impact several understandings such as survival probabilities of superheavy compound nuclei and neutron emissivity in reactors. To describe the neutron emission rates microscopically, the external thermal neutron gases are self-consistently obtained based on the Finite-Temperature Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (FT-HFB) approach. The results are compared with the statistical model to explore the connections between the FT-HFB approach and the statistical model. The Skyrme FT-HFB equation is solved by HFB-AX in deformed coordinate spaces. Based on the FT-HFB approach, the thermal properties and external neutron gas are properly described with the self-consistent gas substraction procedure. Then neutron emission rates can be obtained based on the densities of external neutron gases. The thermal statistical properties of $^{238}$U and $^{258}$U are studied in detail in terms of excitation energies. The thermal neutron emission rates in $^{238, 258}$U and superheavy compound nuclei $_{112}^{278}$Cn and $_{114}^{292}$Fl are calculated, which agree well with the statistical model by adopting an excitation-energy-dependent level density parameter. The coordinate-space FT-HFB approach can provide reliable microscopic descriptions of neutron emission rates in hot nuclei, as well as microscopic constraints on the excitation energy dependence of level density parameters for statistical models.

Yi Zhu; Junchen Pei

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Dimensionality-induced insulator-metal crossover in layered nickelates La{sub n+1}Ni{sub n}O{sub 2n+2} (n = 2, 3, and ?)  

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Low-valence layered nickelates are a structural analog to the superconducting cuprates and possess interesting properties. In this work, we have systematically studied the electronic structure of La{sub n+1}Ni{sub n}O{sub 2n+2} using first-principles calculations. Our results reveal that the Ni-3d 3z{sup 2} ? r{sup 2} orbital state is active and evolves from discrete molecular levels to a continuous solid band and its filling varies as the dimensionality (or n) increases. The two-dimensional (2D) La{sub 3}Ni{sub 2}O{sub 6} and La{sub 4}Ni{sub 3}O{sub 8} are thus found to have a molecular insulating state. In contrast, the 3D LaNiO{sub 2} is metallic and its 3z{sup 2} ? r{sup 2} band surprisingly becomes 3D due to the Ni-La hybridization, and the La-5d xy orbital also forms a 2D metallic band. Therefore, La{sub n+1}Ni{sub n}O{sub 2n+2} is a dimensionality-controlled insulator-metal crossover system.

Liu, Ting; Jia, Ting; Zhang, Xiaoli [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Wu, Hua, E-mail: wuh@fudan.edu.cn [Laboratory for Computational Physical Sciences (MOE), State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, and Department of physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)] [Laboratory for Computational Physical Sciences (MOE), State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, and Department of physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Zeng, Zhi, E-mail: zzeng@theory.issp.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China) [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Lin, H. Q. [Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China)] [Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100084 (China); Li, X. G. [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)] [Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

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The Disilane Chromophore:? Photoelectron and Electronic Spectra of Hexaalkyldisilanes and 1,(n+2)-Disila[n.n.n]propellanes  

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The Disilane Chromophore:? Photoelectron and Electronic Spectra of Hexaalkyldisilanes and 1,(n+2)-Disila[n.n.n]propellanes† ... Related information can be gleaned from results11-15 for the parent disilane, Si2H6. ... 18 A synthesis of an unusual tricyclic disilane with approximately eclipsed Si?C bonds, 1,6-disila[4.4.4]propellane (4, Chart 1), was reported in 1971,19 and the authors noted that its absorption maximum is significantly red-shifted relative to that of 1. ...

Deborah L. Casher; Hayato Tsuji; Atsushi Sano; Martins Katkevics; Akio Toshimitsu; Kohei Tamao; Mari Kubota; Tsunetoshi Kobayashi; C. Henrik Ottosson; Donald E. David; Josef Michl

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Electron-Transfer Collisions of Low-Energy Multicharged Nitrogen-Ions with H-2 and N-2  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW A VOLUME 36, NUMBER 9 NOVEMBER 1, 1987 Electron-transfer collisions of low-energy multicharged nitrogen ions with H2 and N2 Hua-Ying Wang and D. A. Church Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843... collision provides a direct and valuable test of a recent calculation 36 4261 1987 The American Physical Society 4262 HUA-YING WANG AND P. A. CHURCH 36 by Gargaud and Mccarroll, ' and the other measure- ments provide insight into the electron transfer...

Wang, H. Y.; Church, David A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NCEM National Center for Electron Microscopy: Microscopes and Facilities:  

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LIBRA LIBRA The 200kV Zeiss monochromated LIBRA 200MC is designed to produce high contrast imaging for TEM and STEM and either convergent beam or parallel beam diffraction using Koehler illumination.In addition, the incorporation of a monochromator into the field emission gun enables energy resolution of ~0.15eV for electron energy loss spectroscopy. The dedicated in-column Omega Filter implemented in this microscope also can be used for both spectroscopic analysis and energy-filtered imaging with a 2048x2048 CCD camera. The high tilt capability of the stage and pole piece accepts various types of analytical holders.This microscope is optimized for soft materials applications that require either the high contrast imaging performance or analytical methods such as EF-TEM and STEM.( Instrument

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NCEM National Center for Electron Microscopy: Microscopes and Facilities:  

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AEM AEM AEME The Analytical Electron Microscope is optimized for elemental microanalysis. The basic instrument is a JEOL 200CX microscope with a side-entry double-tilt goniometer stage and an assortment of specimen holders. This machine can be operated at between 80 and 200 kV in the TEM or STEM mode. Electron energy loss and x-ray signals for elemental microanalysis or spectral imaging can be collected either separately or simultaneously using probe diameters from 6nm to 100nm. Diffraction modes include convergent beam diffraction for three-dimensional structure information and micro-diffraction with a minimum probe size of 20nm. For updates or details, contact Zonghoon Lee or Velimir Radmilovic. The instrument is equipped with two Kevex EDXS detectors and a Gatan PEELS

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Competitive egress behaviour: a fuzzy logic-inspired microscopic model  

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Some recent tragic events in overcrowded situations, as well as the terrorist threat, have highlighted the importance of the availability of good models for pedestrian behaviour under emergency conditions. Existing approaches to crowd models are generally macroscopic or microscopic. In the first case, the crowd is considered to be like a fluid, so that its movement can be described through differential equations. In the second case, the collective behaviour of the crowd is the result of interactions among individual elements of the system. In this paper, we propose a microscopic model of crowd evacuation that incorporates the fuzzy perception and anxiety embedded in human reasoning. The outcomes of the model application, compared to those obtained by other existing models, seem to be quite satisfactory.

Mauro Dell'Orco

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The early history of the scanning electron microscope  

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The article begins with an account of prewar German work particularly that of von Ardenne who established the theoretical basis of a scanning electron microscope and constructed an instrument which was primarily intended to overcome chromatic aberration when relatively thick specimens were examined by transmission. Neither this microscope nor a different one built a few years later in the U. S. A. attained sufficient resolution to gain acceptance and the reasons for this are examined. The remainder of the article deals with work carried out in the Cambridge University Engineering Department over the years from 1948 to about 1965 when the first successful commercial instrument was produced. The contributions made by successive research students are explained as are also the nonscientific factors which influenced the course of the development.

C. W. Oatley

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Estimate of Biofilm Properties using an Acoustic Microscope  

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Noninvasive measurements over a biofilm, a three-dimensional community of microorganisms immobilized at a substratum, were made using an acoustic microscope operating at frequencies up to 70 MHz. Spatial variation of surface heterogeneity, thickness, interior structure, and biomass of a living biofilm was estimated over a 2.5-mm by 2.5-mm region. Ultrasound based estimates of thickness were corroborated using optical microscopy and the nominal biofilm thickness was 100 microns. Experimental data showed that the acoustic microscope combined with signal processing was capable of imaging and making quantitative estimates of the spatial distribution of biomass within the biofilm. The revealed surface topology and interior structure of the biofilm provide data for use in advanced biofilm mass transport models. The experimental acoustic and optical systems, methods to estimate of biofilm properties and potential applications for the resulting data are discussed.

Good, Morris S.; Wend, Christopher F.; Bond, Leonard J.; Mclean, Jeffrey S.; Panetta, Paul D.; Ahmed, Salahuddin; Crawford, Susan L.; Daly, Don S.

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of Semiconductor Surface Potential using the Scanning Electron Microscope  

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We calibrate the secondary electron signal from a standard scanning electron microscope to voltage, yielding an image of the surface or near-surface potential. Data on both atomically abrupt heterojunction GaInP/GaAs and diffused homojunction Si solar cell devices clearly show the expected variation in potential with position and applied bias, giving depletion widths and locating metallurgical junctions to an accuracy better than 10 nm. In some images, distortion near the p-n junction is observed, seemingly consistent with the effects of lateral electric fields (patch fields). Reducing the tube bias removes this distortion. This approach results in rapid and straightforward collection of near-surface potential data using a standard scanning electron microscope.

Heath, J. T.; Jiang, C. S.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Accretions of Dark Matter and Dark Energy onto ($n+2$)-dimensional Schwarzschild Black Hole and Morris-Thorne Wormhole  

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We have studied accretion of the dark matter and dark energy onto of $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole. The mass and the rate of change of mass for $(n+2)$-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole and Morris-Thorne wormhole have been found. We have assumed some candidates of dark energy like holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon, DBI-essence, etc. The black hole mass and the wormhole mass have been calculated in term of redshift when dark matter and above types of dark energies accrete onto them separately. We have shown that the black hole mass increases and wormhole mass decreases for holographic dark energy, new agegraphic dark energy, quintessence, tachyon accretion and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass sensitively depends on the dimension. But for DBI-essence accretion, the black hole mass first increases and then decreases and the wormhole mass first decreases and then increases and the slope of increasing/decreasing of mass not sensitively depends on the dimension.

Ujjal Debnath

2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Optical Potentials for Helium-6 Scattering off Protons  

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The differential cross section and the analyzing power are calculated for elastic scattering of $^6$He from a proton target using a microscopic folding optical potential, in which the $^6$He nucleus is described in terms of a $^4$He-core with two additional neutrons in the valence p-shell. In contrast to previous work of that nature, all contributions from the interaction of the valence neutrons with the target protons are taken into account.

Ch. Elster; A. Orazbayev; S. P. Weppner

2012-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of the reduced force coefficients for H2, N2, CO, and CO2 incident upon a solar panel array material, SiO2-coated Kapton, Kapton, and Z-93-coated Al  

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The reduced force coefficients were measured for H2, N2, CO, and CO2 incident upon a solar panel array material, SiO2-coated Kapton, Kapton, and Z-93-coated Al. The coefficients were determined by measuring both the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the surfaces by molecular beams of the gases. Measurements were made at angles of incidence of 0°, 25°, 50°, 75°, and 85°. The forces were measured using a torsion balance with the surfaces mounted on the end of the lever arm. The absolute flux densities of the molecular beams were measured using a second torsion balance with a beam stop mounted on the lever arm that nullified the force of the scattered molecules. Flux measurements were also made using the effusive method. Standard time-of-flight techniques were used to determine the flux-weighted average velocities of the molecular beams. These velocities ranged from 1670 to 4620 m/s. The overall uncertainty in the reduced force coefficient measurements was estimated to be less than ±10%. These measurements were used to obtain the magnitude and direction of the flux-weighted average velocity of the scattered molecules, and also the flux-weighted translational kinetic energy of the scattered molecules. Analysis of this information provided insight into the microscopic details of the gas-surface interaction potential energy surface.

Steven R. Cook; Mark A. Hoffbauer; David D. Clark; Jon B. Cross

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Georgios Papageorgiou, Pantelis Damianou, Andreas Pitsilides  

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A Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model for Transportation Planning in Cyprus Georgios Papageorgiou. This paper presents the microscopic simulation model development of a major traffic network of Nicosia simulation model is developed and utilized for transportation planning. 1. Introduction The demand

Pitsillides, Andreas

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Refined tip preparation by electrochemical etching and ultrahigh vacuum treatment to obtain atomically sharp tips for scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope  

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A modification of the common electrochemical etching setup is presented. The described method reproducibly yields sharp tungsten tips for usage in the scanning tunneling microscope and tuning fork atomic force microscope. In situ treatment under ultrahigh vacuum (p {<=}10{sup -10} mbar) conditions for cleaning and fine sharpening with minimal blunting is described. The structure of the microscopic apex of these tips is atomically resolved with field ion microscopy and cross checked with field emission.

Hagedorn, Till; Ouali, Mehdi El; Paul, William; Oliver, David; Miyahara, Yoichi; Gruetter, Peter [Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 Rue University, Montreal, QC H3A2T8 (Canada)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact cryogenic Kerr microscope for time-resolved studies of electron spin transport in microstructures  

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Compact cryogenic Kerr microscope for time-resolved studies of electron spin transport A compact cryogenic Kerr microscope for operation in the small volume of high-field magnets is described-temperature optical microscope, elec- tromagnet and cryogenic cell with cold finger to measure continuous-wave cw

van der Wal, Caspar H.

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Hands-On and Minds-On Modeling Activities to Improve Students' Conceptions of Microscopic Friction  

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Hands-On and Minds-On Modeling Activities to Improve Students' Conceptions of Microscopic Friction of microscopic friction. We will also present our investigation on the relative effectiveness of the use, it is possible to facilitate the refinement of students' ideas of microscopic friction. Keywords: friction

Zollman, Dean

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The discovery of [Ru(NH3)5N2]2+: A case of serendipity and the scientific method  

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In this paper the author provides a personal account of the events leading up to the realization [Ru9NH3)5N2]2+ is a real species.

Caesar V. Senoff

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study on the mechanism of the catalytic conversion of NO x and soot into N2 and CO2 on Fe2O3 in diesel exhaust  

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The present study deals with the mechanism of the conversion of NO x and soot into N2 and CO2 on Fe2O3 catalyst. The results of TPO, TRM, DRIFTS and HRTEM examinations suggest a...

H. Bockhorn; S. Kureti; D. Reichert

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Inoculation with N2-Fixing Spirilla and Azotobacter on Nitrogenase Activity on Roots of Maize Grown Under Subtropical Conditions  

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...such as photosynthetic efficiency, trans- VOL. 38...Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, 1967). fixation necessarily...University, Cairo, Egypt. LITERATURE CITED 1...N2-fixing Spirillum in Egypt. Nonsymbiotic Nitrogen...Seminar on Biological Solar Energy Conversion Sys- tems...

N. A. Hegazi; M. Monib; K. Vlassak

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrosion mitigation of N-(2-hydroxy-3-trimethyl ammonium)propyl chitosan chloride as inhibitor on mild steel  

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Abstract The biopolymer N-(2-hydroxy-3-trimethyl ammonium)propyl chitosan chloride (HTACC) was synthesised and its influence as a novel corrosion inhibitor on mild steel in 1 M \\{HCl\\} was studied using gravimetric and electrochemical experiments. The compound obtained was characterised using FTIR and NMR studies. The inhibition efficiency increased with the increase in concentration and reached a maximum of 98.9% at 500 ppm concentration. Polarisation studies revealed that HTACC acts both as anodic and cathodic inhibitor. Electrochemical impedance studies confirmed that the inhibition is through adsorption on the metal surface. The extent of inhibition exhibits a negative trend with increase in temperature. Langmuir isotherm provides the best description on the adsorption nature of the inhibitor. SEM analysis indicated the presence of protective film formed by the inhibitor on the metal surface.

Y. Sangeetha; S. Meenakshi; C. SairamSundaram

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The rate of carbonic acid decomposition in sea water and its oceanographic significance  

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Compressed Air Purging . . . . . . . . , . . 58 15 L6 Carbon-14 Uptake by ~la ~nas sp. in a Closed System, under 4f Carbon Dioxide Gas Purging and under N Gas Purging using Low pH Sea Water . C b -V, Uptk by~Mt ~~lt ik Cl System and under N2 Gas... and under Nitrogen Gas Purging and 4$ Carbon Dioxide Purging, using low pH Sea Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 63 12 Carbon-14 Uptake by Nitzuhia closterium in a Closed System and under Nitrogen Gas Purging . 1v PREFATORY' NOTE The author...

Park, Kilho

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A thermodynamic model for calculating nitrogen solubility, gas phase composition and density of the N2–H2O–NaCl system  

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A thermodynamic model is presented to calculate N2 solubility in pure water (273–590 K and 1–600 bar) and aqueous NaCl solutions (273–400 K, 1–600 bar and 0–6 mol kg?1) with or close to experimental accuracy. This model is based on a semi-empirical equation used to calculate gas phase composition of the H2O–N2 system and a specific particle interaction theory for liquid phase. With the parameters evaluated from N2–H2O–NaCl system and using a simple approach, the model is extended to predict the N2 solubility in seawater accurately. Liquid phase density of N2–H2O–NaCl system at phase equilibrium and the homogenization pressure of fluid inclusions containing N2–H2O–NaCl can be calculated from this model. A computer code is developed for this model and can be downloaded from the website: www.geochem-model.org/programs.htm.

Shide Mao; Zhenhao Duan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated windows-based control system for an electron microscope  

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A Windows application has been developed for management and operation of beam instruments such as electron or ion microscopes. It provides a facility that allows an operator to manage a complicated instrument with minimal effort, primarily under mouse control. The hardware control components used on similar instruments (e.g., the scanning transmission electron microscopes in our lab), such as toggles, buttons, and potentiometers for adjustments on various scales, are all replaced by the controls of the Windows application and are addressable on a single screen. The new controls in this program (via adjustable software settings) offer speed of response and smooth operation providing tailored control of various instrument parameters. Along with the controls offering single parameter adjustment, a two-dimensional control was developed that allows two parameters to be coupled and addressed simultaneously. This capability provides convenience for such tasks as finding the beam'' and directing it to a location of interest on the specimen. Using an icon-based display, this Windows application provides better integrated and more robust information for monitoring instrument status than the indicators and meters of the traditional instrument controls. As a Windows application, this program is naturally able to share the resources of the Windows system and is thus able to link to many other applications such as our image acquisition and processing programs. Computer control provides automatic protection and instant diagnostics for the experimental instrument. This Windows application is fully functional and is in daily use to control a new type of electron microscope developed in our lab.

Ruan, S. (The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)); Kapp, O.H. (The Department of Radiology and The Enrico Fermi Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States))

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic aspects of the Staebler-Wronski effect  

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The microscopic origin and the creation mechanisms of metastable, light-induced defects in hydrogenated amorphous silicon are reviewed. Based on excitonic electron-hole pair recombination, a consistent quantitative description of defect creation kinetics can be obtained, including the experimentally observed differences between continuous wave and pulsed illumination as well as the effect of competing recombination pathways in compensated material. High resolution spin resonance spectra obtained by low-field spin-dependent transport are used to examine the interaction of metastable defects with hydrogen.

Stutzmann, M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cation Transport in Polymer Electrolytes: A Microscopic Approach  

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A microscopic theory for cation diffusion in polymer electrolytes is presented. Based on a thorough analysis of molecular dynamics simulations on PEO with LiBF$_4$ the mechanisms of cation dynamics are characterised. Cation jumps between polymer chains can be identified as renewal processes. This allows us to obtain an explicit expression for the lithium ion diffusion constant D_{Li} by invoking polymer specific properties such as the Rouse dynamics. This extends previous phenomenological and numerical approaches. In particular, the chain length dependence of D_{Li} can be predicted and compared with experimental data. This dependence can be fully understood without referring to entanglement effects.

A. Maitra; A. Heuer

2007-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Propagation of nonlinearly generated harmonic spin waves in microscopic stripes  

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We report on the experimental study of the propagation of nonlinearly generated harmonic spin waves in microscopic CoFeB stripes. Using an all electrical technique with coplanar waveguides, we find that two kinds of spin waves can be generated by nonlinear frequency multiplication. One has a non-uniform spatial geometry and thus requires appropriate detector geometry to be identified. The other corresponds to the resonant fundamental propagative spin waves and can be efficiently excited by double- or triple-frequency harmonics with any geometry. Nonlinear excited spin waves are particularly efficient in providing an electrical signal arising from spin wave propagation.

Rousseau, O. [Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Yamada, M.; Miura, K.; Ogawa, S. [Hitachi, Ltd., Central Research Laboratory, 1-280 Higashi-koigakubo, Kokubunji, Tokyo 185-8601 (Japan); Otani, Y., E-mail: yotani@issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp [Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa 277-858 (Japan)

2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Calibrated nanoscale dopant profiling using a scanning microwave microscope  

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The scanning microwave microscope is used for calibrated capacitance spectroscopy and spatially resolved dopant profiling measurements. It consists of an atomic force microscope combined with a vector network analyzer operating between 1-20 GHz. On silicon semiconductor calibration samples with doping concentrations ranging from 10{sup 15} to 10{sup 20} atoms/cm{sup 3}, calibrated capacitance-voltage curves as well as derivative dC/dV curves were acquired. The change of the capacitance and the dC/dV signal is directly related to the dopant concentration allowing for quantitative dopant profiling. The method was tested on various samples with known dopant concentration and the resolution of dopant profiling determined to 20% while the absolute accuracy is within an order of magnitude. Using a modeling approach the dopant profiling calibration curves were analyzed with respect to varying tip diameter and oxide thickness allowing for improvements of the calibration accuracy. Bipolar samples were investigated and nano-scale defect structures and p-n junction interfaces imaged showing potential applications for the study of semiconductor device performance and failure analysis.

Huber, H. P.; Hochleitner, M.; Hinterdorfer, P. [University of Linz, Christian Doppler Laboratory for Nanoscopic Methods in Biophysics, Altenbergerstrasse 69, 4040 Linz (Austria); Humer, I.; Smoliner, J. [Technical University of Vienna, Institute for Solid State Electronics, 1040 Vienna (Austria); Fenner, M.; Moertelmaier, M.; Rankl, C.; Tanbakuchi, H.; Kienberger, F. [Agilent Technologies, Inc., 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, California 95051 (United States); Imtiaz, A.; Wallis, T. M.; Kabos, P. [National Institute for Standards and Technology, Electromagnetic Division, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3337 (United States); Kopanski, J. J. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Semiconductor Measurements Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8120 (United States)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physical properties of selected block Argonne Premium bituminous coal related to CO2, CH4, and N2 adsorption  

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CO2, CH4, and N2 adsorption and gas-induced swelling were quantified for block Blind Canyon, Pittsburgh #8 and Pocahontas Argonne Premium coals that were dried and structurally relaxed at 75 °C in vacuum. Strain measurements were made perpendicular and parallel to the bedding plane on ~ 7 × 7 × 7 mm3 coal blocks and gravimetric sorption measurements were obtained simultaneously on companion coal blocks exposed to the same gaseous environment. The adsorption amount and strain were determined after equilibration at P  ? 1.8 MPa. There is a strong non-linear correlation between strain and the quantity of gas adsorbed and the results for all gases and coals studied follow a common pattern. The dependence of the coal matrix shrinkage/swelling coefficient (Cgc) on the type and quantity of gas adsorbed is seen by plotting the ratio between the strain and the adsorbate concentration against the adsorbate concentration. In general, Cgc increases with increasing adsorbate concentration over the range of ~ 0.1 to 1.4 mmol/g. Results from the dried block coals are compared to CO2 experiments using native coals with an inherent level of moisture as received. The amount of CO2 adsorbed using native coals (assuming no displacement of H2O by CO2) is significantly less than the dried coals. The gas-induced strain (S) and adsorption amount (M) were measured as a function of time following step changes in CO2, CH4, and N2 pressure from vacuum to 1.8 MPa. An empirical diffusion equation was applied to the kinetic data to obtain the exponent (n) for time dependence for each experiment. The data for all coals were pooled and the exponent (n) evaluated using an ANOVA statistical analysis method. Values for (n) near 0.5 were found to be independent on the coal, the gas or type of measurement (e.g., parallel strain, perpendicular strain, and gas uptake). These data support the use of a Fickian diffusion model framework for kinetic analysis. The kinetic constant k was determined using a unipore diffusion model for each experiment and the data were pooled for ANOVA analysis. For dry coal, statistically significant differences for k were found for the gases (CO2 > N2 > CH4) and coals (Pocahontas >Blind Canyon > Pittsburgh #8) but not for the method of the kinetic measurement (e.g., strain or gas uptake). For Blind Canyon and Pittsburgh #8 coal, the rate of CO2 adsorption and gas-induced strain for dry coal was significantly greater than that of the corresponding native coal. For Pocahontas coal the rates of CO2 adsorption and gas-induced strain for dry and native coal were indistinguishable and may be related to its low native moisture and minimal amount of created porosity upon drying.

S.R. Kelemen; L.M. Kwiatek

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rigid Holography and Six-Dimensional N=(2,0) Theories on AdS_5 times S^1  

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Field theories on anti-de Sitter (AdS) space can be studied by realizing them as low-energy limits of AdS vacua of string/M theory. In an appropriate limit, the field theories decouple from the rest of string/M theory. Since these vacua are dual to conformal field theories (CFTs), this relates some of the observables of these field theories on AdS to a subsector of the dual CFTs. We exemplify this `rigid holography' by studying in detail the 6d N=(2,0) A_{K-1} superconformal field theory (SCFT) on AdS_5xS^1, with equal radii for AdS_5 and for S^1. We choose specific boundary conditions preserving sixteen supercharges that arise when this theory is embedded into Type IIB string theory on AdS_5xS^5/Z_K. On R^{4,1}xS^1, this 6d theory has a 5(K-1)-dimensional moduli space, with unbroken 5d SU(K) gauge symmetry at (and only at) the origin. On AdS_5xS^1, the theory has a 2(K-1)-dimensional `moduli space' of supersymmetric configurations. We argue that in this case the SU(K) gauge symmetry is unbroken everywhere in...

Aharony, Ofer; Rey, Soo-Jong

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transformation pathways in high-pressure solid nitrogen: from molecular N$_2$ to polymeric cg-N  

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The transition pathway in high-pressure solid nitrogen from N$_2$ molecular state to polymeric cg-N phase was investigated by means of \\textit{ab initio} molecular dynamics and metadynamics simulations. In our study, we observed a transformation mechanism from molecular $Immm$ phase initiated by formation of $trans$-$cis$ chains. These chains further connected within layers and formed a chain-planar state, which we describe as a mixture of crystalline $trans$-$cis$ chain phase and $planar$ phase (both with $Pnma$ symmetry). This form appeared in molecular dynamics performed at 120 GPa and 1500 K and also in metadynamics run at 110 GPa and 1500 K, in which the chains continued to reorganize further and finally formed cg-N. During various other metadynamics runs, two different phases emerged - molecular $P2_1/c$ and two-three-coordinated chain-like $Cm$. The transformation mechanism leading to cg-N may be characterized as a progressive polymerization process passing throughout several intermediate states of var...

Plašienka, Dusan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of operating conditions and coal properties on \\{NOx\\} and N2O emissions in pressurized fluidized bed combustion of subbituminous coals  

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This experimental study is aimed at finding effects of operating conditions in PFBC on nitrogen oxide emissions for subbituminous coals differing in ash content/composition, combustion/gasification reactivities and in particle size distribution. The experiments have been done on a smaller laboratory apparatus with ID=8 cm. The effects of operating pressure (0.1–1 MPa), temperature of the fluidized bed (800–900 °C), freeboard temperature and oxygen concentration (3–10 vol.%) on the nitrogen oxides emissions are relatively complex, coupled with temperature of burning coal particles. The coal ash content/composition (esp. CaO and Fe2O3) and fly ash freeboard concentration play an important role in formation/destruction chemistry of both NO and N2O. The \\{NOx\\} emissions decrease with increasing operating pressure at the same volumetric oxygen concentration and temperature. Temperature, volatile content, reactivities of coals and ash composition are the most important factors for N2O emissions. The N2O emissions are either almost constant or can exhibit a maximum at increasing operating pressure. Influence of increasing oxygen concentration on \\{NOx\\} and N2O emissions is more pronounced at lower operating pressures, esp. for the less reactive, medium ash coal. The particle size distribution of the coal (influence of coal dust) can cause characteristic changes in \\{NOx\\} and N2O emissions in PFBC, esp. at lower combustion temperatures (800–840 °C). The emission changes are dependent on ash properties/composition.

Karel Svoboda; Michael Poho?elý

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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European Journal of Soil Science, December 2010, 61, 903913 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2009.01217.x Towards an agronomic assessment of N2O emissions  

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Towards an agronomic assessment of N2O emissions: a case study for arable crops J . W . V a n G r o e n i. Commonly, N2O emissions are expressed as a function of N application rate. This suggests that smaller fertilizer applications always lead to smaller N2O emissions. Here we argue that, because of global demand

van Kessel, Chris

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NCEM National Center for Electron Microscopy: Microscopes and Facilities:  

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Specimen Preparation Specimen Preparation Preparation of samples with large transparent areas and flat surfaces is a key element of electron microscopy. In particular, the interpretation of lattice or holographic images is often limited by the sample's geometry and surface roughness. These parameters are largely determined by a particular sample preparation procedure. The increasing demand for microscopes with a spatial resolution of better than 1Ã… increases the need for improved sample preparation techniques. A substantial effort at NCEM is devoted to the development of reliable and specialized thinning techniques. Current programs explore the application of chemicals to shape the surfaces of thin films, the use of nanospheres for observation of small particles, and the

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In situ laser processing in a scanning electron microscope  

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Laser delivery probes using multimode fiber optic delivery and bulk focusing optics have been constructed and used for performing materials processing experiments within scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam instruments. Controlling the current driving a 915-nm semiconductor diode laser module enables continuous or pulsed operation down to sub-microsecond durations, and with spot sizes on the order of 50 {micro}m diameter, achieving irradiances at a sample surface exceeding 1 MW/cm{sup 2}. Localized laser heating has been used to demonstrate laser chemical vapor deposition of Pt, surface melting of silicon, enhanced purity, and resistivity via laser annealing of Au deposits formed by electron beam induced deposition, and in situ secondary electron imaging of laser induced dewetting of Au metal films on SiO{sub x}.

Roberts, Nicholas [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Fowlkes, Jason Davidson [ORNL; Rack, Prof. Philip [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Moore, Tom [OmniProbe, Inc.; Magel, Greg [OmniProbe, Inc.; Hartfield, Cheryl [OmniProbe, Inc.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ laser processing in a scanning electron microscope  

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Laser delivery probes using multimode fiber optic delivery and bulk focusing optics have been constructed and used for performing materials processing experiments within scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam instruments. Controlling the current driving a 915-nm semiconductor diode laser module enables continuous or pulsed operation down to sub-microsecond durations, and with spot sizes on the order of 50 {mu}m diameter, achieving irradiances at a sample surface exceeding 1 MW/cm{sup 2}. Localized laser heating has been used to demonstrate laser chemical vapor deposition of Pt, surface melting of silicon, enhanced purity, and resistivity via laser annealing of Au deposits formed by electron beam induced deposition, and in situ secondary electron imaging of laser induced dewetting of Au metal films on SiO{sub x}.

Roberts, Nicholas A.; Magel, Gregory A.; Hartfield, Cheryl D.; Moore, Thomas M.; Fowlkes, Jason D.; Rack, Philip D. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States) and Omniprobe, Inc., an Oxford Instruments Company, 10410 Miller Rd., Dallas, Texas 75238 (United States); Omniprobe, Inc., an Oxford Instruments Company, 10410 Miller Rd., Dallas, Texas 75238 (United States); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 (United States) and Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic nonequilibrium theory of quantum well solar cells  

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We present a microscopic theory of bipolar quantum well structures in the photovoltaic regime, based on the nonequilibrium Green’s function formalism for a multiband tight-binding Hamiltonian. The quantum kinetic equations for the single particle Green’s functions of electrons and holes are self-consistently coupled to Poisson’s equation, including intercarrier scattering on the Hartree level. Relaxation and broadening mechanisms are considered by the inclusion of acoustic and optical electron-phonon interaction in a self-consistent Born approximation of the scattering self-energies. Photogeneration of carriers is described on the same level in terms of a self-energy derived from the standard dipole approximation of the electron-photon interaction. Results from a simple two-band model are shown for the local density of states, spectral response, current spectrum, and current-voltage characteristics for generic single quantum well systems.

U. Aeberhard and R. H. Morf

2008-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Recent results from parton cascade and microscopic transport  

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Parton cascade is a microscopic transport approach for the study of the space-time evolution of the Quark-Gluon Plasma produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions and its experimental manifestations. In the following, parton cascade calculations on elliptic flow and thermalization will be discussed. Dynamical evolution is shown to be important for the production of elliptic flow including the scaling and the breaking of the scaling of elliptic flow. The degree of thermalization is estimated using both an elastic parton cascade and a radiative transport model. A longitudinal to transverse pressure ratio, $P_L/P_T\\approx 0.8$, is shown to be expected in the central cell in central collisions. This provides information on viscous corrections to the ideal hydrodynamical approach.

Bin Zhang

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic return point memory in Co/Pd multilayer films  

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We report soft x-ray speckle metrology measurements of microscopic return point and complementary point memory in Co/Pd magnetic films having perpendicular anisotropy. We observe that the domains assemble into a common labyrinth phase with a period that varies by nearly a factor of two between initial reversal and fields near saturation. Unlike previous studies of similar systems, the ability of the film to reproduce its domain structure after magnetic cycling through saturation varies from loop to loop, from position to position on the sample, and with the part of the speckle pattern used in the metrology measurements. We report the distribution of memory as a function of field and discuss these results in terms of the reversal process.

Seu, K.A.; Su, R.; Roy, S.; Parks, D.; Shipton, E.; Fullerton, E.E.; Kevan, S.D.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic modulation of mechanical properties in transparent insect wings  

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We report on the measurement of local friction and adhesion of transparent insect wings using an atomic force microscope cantilever down to nanometre length scales. We observe that the wing-surface is decorated with 10??m long and 2??m wide islands that have higher topographic height. The friction on the islands is two orders of magnitude higher than the back-ground while the adhesion on the islands is smaller. Furthermore, the high islands are decorated with ordered nano-wire-like structures while the background is full of randomly distributed granular nano-particles. Coherent optical diffraction through the wings produce a stable diffraction pattern revealing a quasi-periodic organization of the high islands over the entire wing. This suggests a long-range order in the modulation of friction and adhesion which is directly correlated with the topography. The measurements unravel novel functional design of complex wing surface and could find application in miniature biomimetic devices.

Arora, Ashima; Kumar, Pramod; Bhagavathi, Jithin; Singh, Kamal P., E-mail: kpsingh@iisermohali.ac.in; Sheet, Goutam, E-mail: goutam@iisermohali.ac.in [Department of Physical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, Punjab 140306 (India)

2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly charged ion based time of flight emission microscope  

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A highly charged ion based time-of-flight emission microscope has been designed, which improves the surface sensitivity of static SIMS measurements because of the higher ionization probability of highly charged ions. Slow, highly charged ions are produced in an electron beam ion trap and are directed to the sample surface. The sputtered secondary ions and electrons pass through a specially designed objective lens to a microchannel plate detector. This new instrument permits high surface sensitivity (10.sup.10 atoms/cm.sup.2), high spatial resolution (100 nm), and chemical structural information due to the high molecular ion yields. The high secondary ion yield permits coincidence counting, which can be used to enhance determination of chemical and topological structure and to correlate specific molecular species.

Barnes, Alan V. (Livermore, CA); Schenkel, Thomas (San Francisco, CA); Hamza, Alex V. (Livermore, CA); Schneider, Dieter H. (Livermore, CA); Doyle, Barney (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Dynamics of a nanodroplet under a transmission electron microscope  

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We investigate the cyclical stick-slip motion of water nanodroplets on a hydrophilic substrate viewed with and stimulated by a transmission electron microscope. Using a continuum long wave theory, we show how the electrostatic stress imposed by non-uniform charge distribution causes a pinned convex drop to deform into a toroidal shape, with the shape characterized by the competition between the electrostatic stress and the surface tension of the drop, as well as the charge density distribution which follows a Poisson equation. A horizontal gradient in the charge density creates a lateral driving force, which when sufficiently large, overcomes the pinning induced by surface heterogeneities in the substrate disjoining pressure, causing the drop to slide on the substrate via a cyclical stick-slip motion. Our model predicts step-like dynamics in drop displacement and surface area jumps, qualitatively consistent with experimental observations.

Leong, Fong Yew, E-mail: leongfy@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg [A-STAR Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way, Connexis, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Mirsaidov, Utkur M. [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117551 (Singapore); Center for BioImaging Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543 (Singapore); Matsudaira, Paul [Center for BioImaging Sciences, National University of Singapore, Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543 (Singapore); MechanoBiology Institute, National University of Singapore, 5A Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117411 (Singapore); Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543 (Singapore); Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Center, Science Drive 2, Singapore 117543 (Singapore); Mahadevan, L. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA and Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of insulation characteristics of c-C4F8 and N2 gas mixtures by the Monte Carlo method  

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The motion of electrons in c-C4F8 and N2 gas mixtures for a pulsed Townsend discharge is simulated by the Monte Carlo method. The effective ionization coefficient, , over the E/N range from 160 to 480?Td is calculated by employing a set of cross sections available in the literature. From the variation curve of with the C4F8 mixture ratio k, the limiting field of the gas mixture at different gas content is determined. The required gas pressure ratios comparable with the insulation property of SF6 and GWP at this gas pressure were also investigated. It is found that the insulation characteristics of the N2 and c-C4F8 gas mixtures are comparable with the N2 and SF6 mixture, but the GWP of the former is significantly lower than that of the latter. Simulation results show excellent agreement with experimental data available in the literature.

Bian-Tao Wu; Deng-Ming Xiao; Zhang-Sheng Liu; Liu-Chun Zhang; Xue-Li Liu

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Reflectance and Fluorescence Confocal Microscope for Imaging of the Mouse Colon  

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and fluorescence microscope. 20 3.3 Image Formation To form a 2D image using a point-scanning confocal microscope, the beam must be scanned in two dimensions using scanning mirrors. The PMT records a voltage signal from each point which is assigned... and fluorescence microscope. 20 3.3 Image Formation To form a 2D image using a point-scanning confocal microscope, the beam must be scanned in two dimensions using scanning mirrors. The PMT records a voltage signal from each point which is assigned...

Saldua, Meagan Alyssa

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - analytical electron microscope Sample Search...  

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two-contact electrical biasing specimen holder for electron holography and electron tomography of semiconductor devices Summary: in an electron microscope", which allows high...

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Simple structured illumination microscope setup with high acquisition speed by using a spatial light modulator  

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We describe a two-beam interference structured illumination fluorescence microscope. The novelty of the presented system lies in its simplicity. A programmable spatial light modulator...

Förster, Ronny; Lu-Walther, Hui-Wen; Jost, Aurélie; Kielhorn, Martin; Wicker, Kai; Heintzmann, Rainer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A common intermediate for N2 formation in enzymes and zeolites: side-on Cu-nitrosyl complexes  

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Understanding the mechanisms of catalytic processes requires the identification of reaction centers and key intermediates, both of which are often achieved by the use of spectroscopic characterization tools. Due to the heterogeneity of active centers in heterogeneous catalysts, it is frequently difficult to identify the specific sites that are responsible for the overall activity. Furthermore, the simultaneous presence of a large number of surface species on the catalyst surface often poses a great challenge for the unambiguous determination of the relevant species in the reaction mechanism. In contrast, enzymes possess catalytically active centers with precisely defined coordination environments that are only able to accommodate intermediates relevant to the specific catalytic process. Here we show that side-on Cu+-NO+ complexes characterized by high magnetic field solid state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies are the key intermediates in the selective catalytic reduction of NO over Cu-SSZ-13 zeolite catalysts. Analogous intermediates have been observed and characterized in nitrite reductase enzymes, and shown to be the critical intermediates in the formation of N2 for anaerobic ammonium oxidation reactions.[1] The identification of this key reaction intermediate, combined with the results of our prior kinetic studies, allows us to propose a new reaction mechanism for the selective catalytic reduction of NO with NH3 under oxygen-rich environments over Cu-SSZ-13 zeolites, a key reaction in automotive emission control. The authors acknowledge the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy/Vehicle Technologies Program for the support of this work. The research described in this paper was performed at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL), a national scientific user facility sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). PNNL is operated for the US DOE by Battelle Memorial Institute.

Kwak, Ja Hun; Lee, Jong H.; Burton, Sarah D.; Lipton, Andrew S.; Peden, Charles HF; Szanyi, Janos

2013-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Usage of FTIR for Detection of Isotopicaly Labeled N2O Emitted from Soil D. Harush, A. Shaviv, R. Linker and Y. Dubowski*  

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the emissions of water soluble or gaseous pollutants. Nitrous oxide (N2O), a well-known greenhouse gas. Linker and Y. Dubowski* Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel Nitrogen, is an intermediate nitrogen species of the denitrification process and a by-product of nitrification. The various

Simon, Emmanuel

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Potentials of Silver and Gold Electrodes of ZrO2-Based Cells in N2+ O2+ CO2+ CO Gas Mixtures  

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Steady-state electrode potentials in cells with a ZrO2+ 10 mol % Y2O3electrolyte are measured at 400 to 500°C in nonequilibrium N2+ O2+ CO2+ CO gas mixtures containing 0–3 and 0–10 vol % of CO and O2, respectivel...

G. I. Fadeev; I. D. Remez

2001-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supersaturated N2O in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake: Molecular and stable isotopic evidence for a biogeochemical relict  

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Supersaturated N2O in a perennially ice-covered Antarctic lake: Molecular and stable isotopic Abstract The east lobe of Lake Bonney, a permanently ice-covered lake in the McMurdo Dry Valleys2O was produced via incomplete nitrification and has undergone virtually no subsequent consumption

Priscu, John C.

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Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y.-H. Chen, and H. M. Milchberg  

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Optical Nonlinearity in Ar and N2 near the Ionization Threshold J. K. Wahlstrand, Y.-H. Cheng, Y measure the nonlinear optical response in argon and nitrogen in a thin gas target to laser intensities.103901 PACS numbers: 42.65.An, 42.65.Jx, 42.65.Re The optical Kerr effect, the intensity-dependent refrac

Milchberg, Howard

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Projection Photolithography Utilizing a Schwarzschild Microscope and Self-Assembled Alkanethiol Monolayers as Simple Photoresists  

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A high reflectivity mirror (M3) coated for optimal reflection at 308 nm, 45° (?280?330 nm) was employed to guide the UV light into the microscope objective. ... The Schwarzschild microscope is composed of two all-reflective concentric, spherical mirrors (M1 and M2), one concave and one convex. ...

Jane M. Behm; Keith R. Lykke; Michael J. Pellin; John C. Hemminger

1996-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Fast Image Drift Compensation in Scanning Electron Microscope Using Image Registration  

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Fast Image Drift Compensation in Scanning Electron Microscope Using Image Registration Naresh Marturi, Sounkalo Demb´el´e and Nadine Piat Abstract-- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image ac analysis and characterization of materials to recover their structural, mechanical, electrical and optical

Boyer, Edmond

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Microscopic theory of protein folding rates. II. Local reaction coordinates and chain dynamics  

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Microscopic theory of protein folding rates. II. Local reaction coordinates and chain dynamics John involved in barrier crossing for protein folding are investigated in terms of the chain dynamics of the polymer backbone, completing the microscopic description of protein folding presented in the preceding

Takada, Shoji

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Preparation of Micro-grid for the Electron Microscopic Observation with High Magnification  

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......1958 letter LETTER Preparation of Micro-grid for the Electron Microscopic Observation...Japan L E T T E R Preparation of Micro-grid for the Electron Microscopic Observation...call this collodion net-work a micro-grid. Procedure of preparation (1......

S. Sakata

1958-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Disorder vs. Order 1 Walter J Freeman Brains Create Macroscopic Order from Microscopic  

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interact with them at many levels of complexity. We are constantly bombarded with fields of energy, but only microscopic samples of them at the receptor cells. Each of our sensory ports contains an array of receptors, which are microscopic transducers that convert the kinds of incident energy for which

Freeman, Walter J.

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Towards a Microscopic Reaction Description Based on Energy Density Functionals  

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A microscopic calculation of reaction cross sections for nucleon-nucleus scattering has been performed by explicitly coupling the elastic channel to all particle-hole excitations in the target and one-nucleon pickup channels. The particle-hole states may be regarded as doorway states through which the flux flows to more complicated configurations, and subsequently to long-lived compound nucleus resonances. Target excitations for {sup 40,48}Ca, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 144}Sm were described in a random-phase framework using a Skyrme functional. Reaction cross sections obtained agree very well with experimental data and predictions of a state-of-the-art fitted optical potential. Couplings between inelastic states were found to be negligible, while the pickup channels contribute significantly. The effect of resonances from higher-order channels was assessed. Elastic angular distributions were also calculated within the same method, achieving good agreement with experimental data. For the first time observed absorptions are completely accounted for by explicit channel coupling, for incident energies between 10 and 70 MeV, with consistent angular distribution results.

Nobre, G A; DIetrich, F S; Escher, J E; Thompson, I J; Dupuis, M; Terasaki, J; Engel, J

2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Origin of Shear Relaxation in Strongly Coupled Yukawa Liquids  

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We report accurate molecular dynamics calculations of the shear stress relaxation in a two-dimensional strongly coupled Yukawa liquid over a wide range of the Coulomb coupling strength $\\Gamma$ and the Debye screening parameter $\\kappa$. Our data on the relaxation times of the ideal- , excess- and total shear stress auto-correlation ($\\tau^{id}_M, \\tau^{ex}_M, \\tau_M$ respectively) along with the lifetime of local atomic connectivity $\\tau_{LC}$ leads us to the following important observation. Below a certain crossover $\\Gamma_c(\\kappa)$, $\\tau_{LC} \\rightarrow \\tau^{ex}_M$, directly implying that here $\\tau_{LC}$ is the microscopic origin of the relaxation of excess shear stress unlike the case for ordinary liquids where it is the origin of the relaxation of the total shear stress. At $\\Gamma >> \\Gamma_c(\\kappa)$ i.e. in the potential energy dominated regime, $\\tau^{ex}_M\\rightarrow \\tau_M$ meaning that $\\tau^{ex}_M$ can fully account for the elastic or "solid like" behavior.

Ashwin J.; Abhijit Sen

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of actinic EUVL mask imaging using a zoneplate microscope  

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The SEMATECH Berkeley Actinic Inspection Tool (AIT) is a dual-mode, scanning and imaging extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed for pre-commercial EUV mask research. Dramatic improvements in image quality have been made by the replacement of several critical optical elements, and the introduction of scanning illumination to improve uniformity and contrast. We report high quality actinic EUV mask imaging with resolutions as low as 100-nm half-pitch, (20-nm, 5x wafer equivalent size), and an assessment of the imaging performance based on several metrics. Modulation transfer function (MTF) measurements show high contrast imaging for features sizes close to the diffraction-limit. An investigation of the illumination coherence shows that AIT imaging is much more coherent than previously anticipated, with {sigma} below 0.2. Flare measurements with several line-widths show a flare contribution on the order of 2-3% relative intensity in dark regions above the 1.3% absorber reflectivity on the test mask used for these experiments. Astigmatism coupled with focal plane tilt are the dominant aberrations we have observed. The AIT routinely records 250-350 high-quality images in numerous through-focus series per 8-hour shift. Typical exposure times range from 0.5 seconds during alignment, to approximately 20 seconds for high-resolution images.

Goldberg, K; Naulleau, P; Barty, A; Rekawa, S; Kemp, C; Gunion, R; Salmassi, F; Gullikson, E; Anderson, E; Han, H

2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic mechanisms of graphene electrolytic delamination from metal substrates  

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In this paper, hydrogen bubbling delamination of graphene (Gr) from copper using a strong electrolyte (KOH) water solution was performed, focusing on the effect of the KOH concentration (C{sub KOH}) on the Gr delamination rate. A factor of ?10 decrease in the time required for the complete Gr delamination from Cu cathodes with the same geometry was found increasing C{sub KOH} from ?0.05?M to ?0.60?M. After transfer of the separated Gr membranes to SiO{sub 2} substrates by a highly reproducible thermo-compression printing method, an accurate atomic force microscopy investigation of the changes in Gr morphology as a function of C{sub KOH} was performed. Supported by these analyses, a microscopic model of the delamination process has been proposed, where a key role is played by graphene wrinkles acting as nucleation sites for H{sub 2} bubbles at the cathode perimeter. With this approach, the H{sub 2} supersaturation generated at the electrode for different electrolyte concentrations was estimated and the inverse dependence of t{sub d} on C{sub KOH} was quantitatively explained. Although developed in the case of Cu, this analysis is generally valid and can be applied to describe the electrolytic delamination of graphene from several metal substrates.

Fisichella, G. [CNR-IMM, Strada VIII, 5 – 95121 Catania (Italy); Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria, 6 – 95125 Catania (Italy); Di Franco, S.; Roccaforte, F.; Giannazzo, F., E-mail: filippo.giannazzo@imm.cnr.it [CNR-IMM, Strada VIII, 5 – 95121 Catania (Italy); Ravesi, S. [STMicroelectronics, Stradale Primosole, 50 – 95121 Catania (Italy)

2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy electron microscope of novel design  

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We describe the design of an electron emission microscope capable of imaging a sample surface with low-energy electrons reflected from it or with UV photoelectrons. In the primary beam column provision is made to compensate the energy dispersion of the beam-separating magnet and to be able to choose different primary and secondary beam energies for Auger analysis. The secondary beam column comprises a spherical condenser sector field as energy filter. In order to avoid image aberrations caused by the two sector fields, linked imaging is provided so that intermediate surface images are formed in the deflection centers of the sector fields, while the energy selection is done at pupil positions. The emission lens is an electrostatic tetrode. The electrodes are shaped so as to accommodate an optical Schwarzschild-type mirror objective for visual in-situ observation or UV irradiation of the sample surface. A lateral resolution of about 10 nm is expected with UV photoemission microscopy and somewhat better with reflected electron microscopy.

H. Liebl; B. Senftinger

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a circularly polarizing microscope with a polarizing undulator  

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A circularly polarizing microscope by which we intend to obtain images with CD (circular dichroism) or CIDS (circular intensity differential scattering) in order to observe the structure and distribution of biomolecules has been constructed by using a polarizing undulator as the polarizing light source. The polarizing undulator with crossed and retarded magnetic field having fifteen periods was installed in the electron storage ring NIJI?II in the Electrotechnical Laboratory. A Schwarzschild?type mirror system combined with a convex mirror was developed in order to focus the undulator radiation to a microbeam keeping the quality of polarization of the radiation from the undulator. The beam size was from 0.66 ?m (at wavelength 200 nm) to 0.96 ?m (at 400 nm). Using a scanning sample stage and a photomultiplier which was positioned in the back of the sample some images with transmitted and scattered light from fibrous DNA have been obtained. Attempts have also been made at obtaining images with CD and CIDS from the alternation between right? and left?handed circularly polarized radiation from the undulator.

Toru Yamada; Masatada Yuri; Hideo Onuki; Shozo Ishizaka

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MIAMI: Microscope and ion accelerator for materials investigations  

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A transmission electron microscope (TEM) with in situ ion irradiation has been built at the University of Salford, U.K. The system consists of a Colutron G-2 ion source connected to a JEOL JEM-2000FX TEM via an in-house designed and constructed ion beam transport system. The ion source can deliver ion energies from 0.5 to 10 keV for singly charged ions and can be floated up to 100 kV to allow acceleration to higher energies. Ion species from H to Xe can be produced for the full range of energies allowing the investigation of implantation with light ions such as helium as well as the effects of displacing irradiation with heavy inert or self-ions. The ability to implant light ions at energies low enough such that they come to rest within the thickness of a TEM sample and to also irradiate with heavier species at energies sufficient to cause large numbers of atomic displacements makes this facility ideally suited to the study of materials for use in nuclear environments. TEM allows the internal microstructure of a sample to be imaged at the nanoscale. By irradiating in situ it is possible to observe the dynamic evolution of radiation damage which can occur during irradiation as a result of competing processes within the system being studied. Furthermore, experimental variables such as temperature can be controlled and maintained throughout both irradiation and observation. This combination of capabilities enables an understanding of the underlying atomistic processes to be gained and thus gives invaluable insights into the fundamental physics governing the response of materials to irradiation. Details of the design and specifications of the MIAMI facility are given along with examples of initial experimental results in silicon and silicon carbide.

Hinks, J. A.; Berg, J. A. van den; Donnelly, S. E. [Centre for Materials and Physics, University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Greater Manchester M5 4WT (United Kingdom)

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A metrological large range atomic force microscope with improved performance  

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A metrological large range atomic force microscope (Met. LR-AFM) has been set up and improved over the past years at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Being designed as a scanning sample type instrument the sample is moved in three dimensions by a mechanical ball bearing stage in combination with a compact z -piezostage. Its topography is detected by a position-stationary AFM head. The sample displacement is measured by three embedded miniature homodyneinterferometers in the x y and z directions. The AFM head is aligned in such a way that its cantilever tip is positioned on the sample surface at the intersection point of the three interferometer measurement beams for satisfying the Abbe measurement principle. In this paper further improvements of the Met. LR-AFM are reported. A new AFM head using the beam deflection principle has been developed to reduce the influence of parasitic optical interference phenomena. Furthermore an off-line Heydemann correction method has been applied to reduce the inherent interferometer nonlinearities to less than 0.3 nm ( p - v ) . Versatile scanning functions for example radial scanning or local AFM measurement functions have been implemented to optimize the measurement process. The measurement software is also improved and allows comfortable operations of the instrument via graphical user interface or script-based command sets. The improved Met. LR-AFM is capable of measuring for instance the step height lateral pitch line width nanoroughness and other geometrical parameters of nanostructures.Calibration results of a one-dimensional grating and a set of film thickness standards are demonstrated showing the excellent metrological performance of the instrument.

Gaoliang Dai; Helmut Wolff; Frank Pohlenz; Hans-Ulrich Danzebrink

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical analysis of an ultra-high resolution two-mirror soft x-ray microscope  

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Promoted by the successful application of multilayer coated optics in soft x-ray imaging experiments in solar physics and projection lithography, several groups have designed, analyzed, fabricated, and are testing Schwarzschild multilayer soft x-ray microscopes. Simulations have indicated that diffraction limited performance of a spherical Schwarzschild microscope operating near 100 Å will be limited to systems with a small numerical aperture of approximately 0.15 and a corresponding resolution, based on the Rayleigh criterion, of 3.3 times the wavelength of the incident radiation. In principle, a two aspherical mirror Head microscope, which satisfies the constant optical path length condition and the Abbé sine condition, should achieve diffraction limited performance for very large numerical apertures. For a practical soft x-ray microscope, surface contour errors, microroughness, reflectance of multilayer coatings, and variation of the angle of incidence over the multilayer substrates become significant factors in degrading system resolution and must be controlled before an ultra-high resolution, two-mirror microscope will be realized. For a 30x reflecting microscope with a numerical aperture ranging from 0.15 to 0.35, the effects on resolution of surface contour errors, tilts, and misalignments of the optics have been studied. Graded spacing of the multilayer coatings on the mirror substrates are required of a fast, two-mirror microscope.

David L. Shealy; Cheng Wang; Richard B. Hoover

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-phase Cryogenic Avalanche Detectors with THGEM and hybrid THGEM/GEM multipliers operated in Ar and Ar+N2  

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Two-phase Cryogenic Avalanche Detectors (CRADs) with GEM and THGEM multipliers have become an emerging potential technique for charge recording in rare-event experiments. In this work we present the performance of two-phase CRADs operated in Ar and Ar+N2. Detectors with sensitive area of 10x10 cm2, reaching a litre-scale active volume, yielded gains of the order of 1000 with a double-THGEM multiplier. Higher gains, of about 5000, have been attained in two-phase Ar CRADs with a hybrid triple-stage multiplier, comprising of a double-THGEM followed by a GEM. The performance of two-phase CRADs in Ar doped with N2 (0.1-0.6%) yielded faster signals and similar gains compared to the operation in two-phase Ar. The applicability to rare-event experiments is discussed.

A. Bondar; A. Buzulutskov; A. Dolgov; A. Grebenuk; E. Shemyakina; A. Sokolov; D. Akimov; A. Breskin; D. Thers

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of linestrengths, N2-, Ar-, He- and self-broadening coefficients of acetylene in the ?4+?5 combination band using a cw quantum cascade laser  

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Abstract Linestrengths, N2-, Ar-, He- and self-broadening coefficients of acetylene have been measured at 296 K in the P branch of the ?4+?5 combination band for 25 rotational transitions. The effect of gas temperature is studied over 296–683 K for five transitions to allow the determination of the temperature dependent exponent n for N2- and Ar-broadening coefficients. These measurements were performed using a continuous-wave quantum cascade laser (cw-QCL) operating over 1253–1310 cm?1. Spectroscopic parameters were obtained by fitting absorption spectra using Voigt, Galatry and Rautian profiles. Linestrength and broadening results are compared with previous studies available in literature for the ?4+?5 combination band and other vibrational bands of acetylene.

Muhammad Bilal Sajid; Et-touhami Es-sebbar; Aamir Farooq

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chiao, Jung-Chih

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The retrieval of vertical profiles of chlorine source gases and N2O5 from MIPAS-B-92 limb emission spectra  

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During the European Arctic Stratospheric Ozone Experiment (EASOE) the balloon-borne cryogenic Fourier transform spectrometer MIPAS (Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding) recorded several sequences of mid-infrared limb emission spectra, which were used for the retrieval of vertical profiles of CFC-11, CFC-12, HCFC-22, CF4, and N2O5. These gases are characterized by very dense emission bands of unresolved lines. Results are consistent with the current theories of stratospheric dynamics and chemistry.

Clarmann, T.V.; Linden, A.; Wetzel, G.; Oelhaf, H.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of achromatic cold-neutron microscope utilizing axisymmetric focusing mirrors  

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An achromatic cold-neutron microscope with magnification 4 is demonstrated. The image-forming optics is composed of nested coaxial mirrors of full figures of revolution, so-called Wolter optics. The spatial resolution, field of view, and depth of focus are measured and found consistent with ray-tracing simulations. Methods of increasing the resolution and magnification are discussed, as well as the scientific case for the neutron microscope. In contrast to traditional pinhole-camera neutron imaging, the resolution of the microscope is determined by the mirrors rather than by the collimation of the beam, leading to possible dramatic improvements in the signal rate and resolution.

Liu, D.; Khaykovich, B. [Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 138 Albany St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)] [Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 138 Albany St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Hussey, D.; Jacobson, D.; Arif, M. [Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8461 (United States)] [Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-8461 (United States); Gubarev, M. V.; Ramsey, B. D. [Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, VP62, Huntsville, Alabama 35812 (United States)] [Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, VP62, Huntsville, Alabama 35812 (United States); Moncton, D. E. [Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 138 Albany St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States) [Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 138 Albany St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)

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Status of MICROSCOPE, a mission to test the Equivalence Principle in space  

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MICROSCOPE is a French Space Agency mission that aims to test the Weak Equivalence Principle in space down to an accuracy of $10^{-15}$. This is two orders of magnitude better than the current constraints, which will allow us to test General Relativity as well as theories beyond General Relativity which predict a possible Weak Equivalence Principle violation below $10^{-13}$. In this communication, we describe the MICROSCOPE mission, its measurement principle and instrument, and we give an update on its status. After a successful instrument's commissioning, MICROSCOPE is on track for on-schedule launch, expected in 2016.

Bergé, Joel; Rodrigues, Manuel

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRON MICROSCOPE STUDIES OF THE MECHANISM OF NUCLEATION AND GROWTH OF Cu Au II FROM THE DISORDERED STATE  

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846. ELECTRON MICROSCOPE STUDIES OF THE MECHANISM OF NUCLEATION AND GROWTH OF Cu Au II FROM the electron microscope. The alloy is disordered by annealing at 450 °C, and the nucleation and growth with the electron microscope by Ogawa and al. [1], and subsequently by Pashley and co-workers [2], [3], [4

Boyer, Edmond

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Geek-Up[6.3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes |  

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3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes 3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes Geek-Up[6.3.2011]: Inked PV, Diagnostic Tools and Tough Microscopes June 3, 2011 - 2:04pm Addthis Novartis Diagnostics scientist Cleo Salisbury and Biological Nanostructures Facility director Ron Zuckermann discuss their collaboration to discover new therapies for Alzheimer's. Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Researchers have developed new inorganic nanocrystal arrays created by spraying a new type of colloidal "ink." Scientists have engineered a technique to help doctors identify Alzheimer's in its early stages and discover new therapies for this disease. Scientists have developed a new type of atomic force microscope that

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The mechanical design of a proton microscope for radiography at 800 MeV  

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A proton microscope has been developed for radiography applications using the 800-MeV linear accelerator at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). The microscope provides a magnified image of a static device, or of a dynamic event such as a high-speed projectile impacting a target. The microscope assembly consists primarily of four Permanent Magnet Quadrupoles (PMQ's) that are supported on movable platforms. The platform supports, along with the rest of the support structure, are designed to withstand the residual dynamic loads that are expected from the dynamic tests. This paper covers the mechanical design of the microscope assembly, including the remote positioning system that allows for fine-tuning the focus of an object being imaged.

Valdiviez, R. (Robert); Sigler, F. E. (Floyd E.); Barlow, D. B. (David B.); Blind, B. (Barbara); Jason, A. J. (Andrew J.); Mottershead, C. T.; Gomez, J. J. (John J.); Espinoza, C. J. (Camilo J.)

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic description of isoscalar giant resonance excitations in ??Ca and ¹¹?SN nuclei  

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This thesis presents a microscopic description of isoscalar giant resonance excitations in ??Ca and ¹¹? Sn nuclei within the self-consistent Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Random-Phase-Approximation (HF-RPA) theory. Such characteristic features...

Karki, Bhishma

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstration of achromatic cold-neutron microscope utilizing axisymmetric focusing mirrors  

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An achromatic cold-neutron microscope with magnification 4 is demonstrated. The image-forming optics is composed of nested coaxial mirrors of full figures of revolution, so-called Wolter optics. The spatial resolution, ...

Liu, Dazhi

266

Isospin-dependent relativistic microscopic optical potential in the Dirac Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method  

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The relativistic microscopic optical potential in the asymmetric nuclear matter is studied in the framework of the Dirac Brueckner-Hartree-Fock method. A new decomposition of...E>0 in nuclear matter is calculated...

Jian Rong; Zhongyu Ma

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background, status and future of the Transmission Electron Aberration-corrected Microscope project  

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...Microscope project Recent advances in aberration-correcting...DOEs) Office of Science to jointly design...great interest for aerospace and cryogenic applications...be possible to advance to a new level...heart of materials science. At this level...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AUTOMATED DETERMINATION OF PROTEIN SUBCELLULAR LOCATIONS FROM 3D FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE IMAGES  

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features (termed SLF for Subcellular Location Features) computed from 2D fluorescence microscope images [4]. We have shown the SLF to accurately represent the complexity in such images by using them

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

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Attainable Resolution of Energy-Selecting Image Using High-Voltage Electron Microscope  

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......mapping using an imaging energy filter: Image formation...elemental mapping In an energy filtering transmission...Egerton RF: Electron energy-loss spectroscopy In the electron microscope. New York and London: Plenum Press......

Hiroki Kurata; Sakumi Moriguchi; Seiji Isoda; Takashi Kobayashi

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Design of Multilayer Mirrors for Water-Window Microscope Optics  

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A small bandwidth of periodic multilayers at wavelengths 2.4–4.4 nm presents problems for the spectral matching of mirrors. This leads to low throughput of a Schwarzschild microscope and its sensitivity to techno...

Yurii Uspenskii; Denis Burenkov; Tadashi Hatano; Masaki Yamamoto

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Simultaneous calibration of a microscopic traffic simulation model and OD matrix  

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With the recent widespread deployment of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in North America there is an abundance of data on traffic systems and thus an opportunity to use these data in the calibration of microscopic traffic simulation models...

Kim, Seung-Jun

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Low energy ($p,?$) reactions in Ni and Cu nuclei using microscopic optical model  

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Radiative capture reactions for low energy protons have been theoretically studied for Ni and Cu isotopes using the microscopic optical model. The optical potential has been obtained in the folding model using different microscopic interactions with the nuclear densities from Relativistic Mean Field calculations. The calculated total cross sections as well as the cross sections for individually low lying levels have been compared with measurements involving stable nuclear targets. Rates for the rapid proton capture process have been evaluated for astrophysically important reactions.

G. Gangopadhyay

2010-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Microscopic Simulation to Evaluate the Safety Performance of Freeway Weaving Sections  

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APPLICATION OF MICROSCOPIC SIMULATION TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF FREEWAY WEAVING SECTIONS A Thesis by THANH QUANG LE Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Civil Engineering APPLICATION OF MICROSCOPIC SIMULATION TO EVALUATE THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF FREEWAY WEAVING SECTIONS A Thesis by THANH QUANG LE...

Le, Thanh Quang

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

274

Assessing the N2O/CO2 high pressure separation using ionic liquids with the soft-SAFT EoS  

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Abstract The capabilities of the soft-SAFT EoS to accurately describe the thermophysical properties of ionic liquids (ILs) and the phase equilibria of their mixtures with greenhouse gases is extended in this work to address the CO2 and the N2O solubilities in [C4mim]+ \\{ILs\\} from different anion families. In addition to the commonly studied [BF4]? and [NTf2]? anions, the solubility of these gases in \\{ILs\\} with the anions [N(CN)2]?, [SCN]? and [Ac]? is also studied and compared among them, searching for the best system for separation purposes. A coarse-grained molecular model is proposed within the soft-SAFT framework for each newly studied IL based on structural information, guidance obtained from quantum calculations and previous work. The most adequate set of molecular parameters are selected from the \\{ILs\\} density description and from the ability to reproduce the N2O/CO2 solubilities in these \\{ILs\\} at the lowest and highest temperatures for which experimental data are available. A discussion about the association molecular parameters values and their relation with the anion nature is also presented. With these molecular models, the description of the high pressure phase equilibria of the binary systems composed of the two gases and the \\{ILs\\} referred above are described with soft-SAFT for the remaining isotherms. For most systems, the equilibria behavior of the mixtures is predicted without using any binary parameter. When good agreement with the experimental data is not achieved, a single temperature independent binary parameter is enough to allow a good description. Finally, Henry's law constants are calculated from soft-SAFT to evaluate the selectivity of those \\{ILs\\} for the CO2/N2O separation.

Luís M.C. Pereira; Mariana B. Oliveira; Felix Llovell; Lourdes F. Vega; João A.P. Coutinho

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship Between Onset Thresholds, Trigger Types, and Rotation Shear for the m/n=2/1 Neoclassical Tearing Mode in a High-? Spherical Torus  

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The onset conditions for the m/n=2/1 neoclassical tearing mode (NTM) are studied in terms of neoclassical drive, triggering instabilities, and toroidal rotation or rotation shear, in the spherical torus NSTX [M. Ono, et al., Nuclear Fusion 40, 557 (2000)]. There are three typical onset conditions for these modes, given in order of increasing neoclassical drive required for mode onset: triggering by energetic particle modes, triggering by edge localized modes, and cases where the modes appear to grow without a trigger. In all cases, the required drive increases with toroidal rotation shear, implying a stabilizing effect from the shear.

Gerhardt, S. P.; Brennan, D. P.; Buttery, R.; La Haye, R. J.; Sabbagh, S.; Strait, E.; Bell, M.; Bell, R.; Fredrickson, E.; Gates, D.; LeBlanc, B.; Menard, J.; Stutman, D.; Tritz, K.; Yuh, H.

2009-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of the liquid/vapor composition of compressed liquid CO2 with N2 and O2 in integrated pollutant removal systems for coal combustion  

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Accurate prediction of the processes in Integrated Pollutant Removal (IPR) using compression and condensation of coal combustion products requires an understanding of the liquid/vapor ternary CO2/O2/N2 system. At conditions close to the critical point of CO2 the existing equations of state deviate from the sparse measured results available in the literature. Building on existing data and procedures, the USDOE/Albany Research Center has designed an apparatus for examining compositions in this region. The design of the apparatus and planned initial experiments are presented.

Oryshchyn, Danylo B.; Ochs, Thomas L.; Summers, Cathy A.; Penner, Larry R.; Gerdemann, Stephen J.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Open chain versus cyclic 14-electron triatomics: molecular structures and vibrational frequencies of P2Si, P2C, SiN2 and Si2S  

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Since the studies of Walsh in the 1950s, triatomic molecules have provided a field of investigation for the fundamentals of bonding. A general consensus has been that rings are higher in energy than open chains due to the strain associated with narrow bond angles. The 14-valence-electron triatomics P2Si, P2C, SiN2, and Si2S were investigated using ab initio molecular quantum mechanical methods. Double zeta plus polarization (DZP) and triple zeta plus double polarization (TZ2P) basis sets have been used in conjunction with self-consistent field (SCF), single and double excitation configuration interaction (CISD) and coupled cluster (CCSD) methods. The all third period \\{P2Si\\} and Si2S were found to have rings as their lowest-energy geometries. The ring geometry of P2C is high in energy because it necessitates formation of a carbene. The ring geometry of SiN2 is only about 5 kcal/mol above the linear Si?N?N isomer.

Randall D. Davy; Henry F. Schaefer III

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of multilayer X ray/XUV microscope. Final Report, 1 May 1989 - 31 Jan. 1990  

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The design and analysis of a large number of normal incidence multilayer x ray microscopes based on the spherical mirror Schwarzschild configuration is examined. Design equations for the spherical mirror Schwarzschild microscopes are summarized and used to evaluate mirror parameters for microscopes with magnifications ranging from 2 to 50x. Ray tracing and diffraction analyses are carried out for many microscope configurations to determine image resolution as a function of system parameters. The results are summarized in three publication included herein. A preliminary study of advanced reflecting microscope configurations, where aspherics are used in place of the spherical microscope mirror elements, has indicated that the aspherical elements will improve off-axis image resolution and increase the effective field of view.

Shealy, D.L.

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection and measurement of electroreflectance on quantum cascade laser device using Fourier transform infrared microscope  

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We demonstrate the use of a Fourier Transform Infrared microscope system to detect and measure electroreflectance (ER) from mid-infrared quantum cascade laser (QCL) device. To characterize intersubband transition (ISBT) energies in a functioning QCL device, a microscope is used to focus the probe on the QCL cleaved mirror. The measured ER spectra exhibit resonance features associated to ISBTs under applied electric field in agreement with the numerical calculations and comparable to observed photocurrent, and emission peaks. The method demonstrates the potential as a characterization tool for QCL devices.

Enobio, Eli Christopher I.; Ohtani, Keita; Ohno, Yuzo; Ohno, Hideo, E-mail: ohno@riec.tohoku.ac.jp [Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)] [Laboratory for Nanoelectronics and Spintronics, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-impact excitation from metastable helium: 2t1,3 S?nt1,3 L (L=0, 1, 2; n=2,…,?)  

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Integral cross sections for electron-impact excitation from the helium 2 3 S and 2 1 S metastable excited states, to all energetically higher S, P, and D excited states, are reported from threshold to 200 eV. These cross sections have been obtained using the distorted-wave approximation, and are compared to other experimental and theoretical results. Special attention is paid to obtaining an adequate representation for the wave functions of the n 1 S excited states (n=2, 3, and 4). The total integral electronic excitation cross sections from each of these metastable states, summed over n for fixed L of the final state, and then summed over L, are also reported. These results are combined with other cross-section data to obtain the total inelastic integral cross section for inelastic electron scattering from each of these two helium metastable states.

D. C. Cartwright and G. Csanak

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inexpensive discrete atomistic model technique for studying excitations on infinite disordered media: the case of orientational glass ArN$_2$  

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Excitations of disordered systems such as glasses are of fundamental and practical interest but computationally very expensive to solve. Here we introduce a technique for modeling these excitations in an infinite disordered medium with a reasonable computational cost. The technique relies on a discrete atomic model to simulate the low-energy behavior of an atomic lattice with molecular impurities. The interaction between different atoms is approximated using a spring like interaction based on the Lennard Jones potential but can be easily adapted to other potentials. The technique allows to solve a statistically representative number of samples with a minimum of computational expense, and uses a Monte-Carlo approach to achieve a state corresponding to any given temperature. This technique has already been applied successfully to a problem with interest in condensed matter physics: the solid solution of N$_2$ in Ar.

González-Albuixech, V F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2659 heat insulation [n] (2)  

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constr....(Protection against heat provided by heat-shielding materials in the outer walls of a building to prevent heat build-up in hot regions or in temperate climates during the summer. In tempera...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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6262 swimming pool [n] (2)  

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recr. (Pool for swimmers, frequently one structure with descending... swimming center [US] /swimming centre [UK]; opp. ? wading pool

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1 Microscopic and environmental controls on the spacing and thickness of segregated 2 ice lenses  

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water, and ice conspire with the prevailing environmental conditions 52 to produce macroscopic ice by Henry (2000). The first comprehensive and tractable model 57 for ice lens growth was produced by O1 Microscopic and environmental controls on the spacing and thickness of segregated 2 ice lenses 3

Rempel, Alan W.

285

EST-CE QU'ON VOlT ATRAVERS UN MICROSCOPE? '  

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speculations philosophiques. *Ian Hacking, «Do we see through a microscope?», P~cifi: Ph~loso phical Quarterly. Texte de Ian Hacking extrait de : Philosophie des sciences - Tome 2 : Naturalismes et réalismes Dirigé par Sandra Laugier , Pierre Wagner Ed. Vrin, Paris #12;240 IAN HACKING LA GRANDE CHAiNE DES ETRES Le

Aubin, David

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Towards 0.1 nm resolution with the first spherically corrected transmission electron microscope  

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......defocus-modulation image processing. Ultramiaysco/y'41: 323-333. means of an appropriate monochromator. 24 Thust A, Overwijk M H, Coene W M J, and Lentzen M (1996) M. Haider et al. Corrected electron microscope 405 Numerical correction of lenaberrations......

Maximilian Haider; Herald Rose; Stephan Uhlemann; Bernd Kabius; Knut Urban

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NUCLEAR SEGMENTATION IN MICROSCOPE CELL IMAGES: A HAND-SEGMENTED DATASET AND COMPARISON OF ALGORITHMS  

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NUCLEAR SEGMENTATION IN MICROSCOPE CELL IMAGES: A HAND-SEGMENTED DATASET AND COMPARISON. The hand-labeled dataset (and all software used to com- pare methods) is publicly available to enable, Image seg- mentation 1. INTRODUCTION Nuclear segmentation is an important step in the pipeline of many

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

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Electric-Field Control of Magnetism Intrinsic magnetoelectric coupling describes the microscopic interaction between magnetic and  

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Electric-Field Control of Magnetism Intrinsic magnetoelectric coupling describes the microscopic interaction between magnetic and electric polarization in a single-phase material. The control of the magnetic state of a material with an electric field is an enticing prospect for device engineering. MRSEC

Maroncelli, Mark

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Atomic force microscope with combined FTIR-Raman spectroscopy having a micro thermal analyzer  

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An atomic force microscope is provided that includes a micro thermal analyzer with a tip. The micro thermal analyzer is configured for obtaining topographical data from a sample. A raman spectrometer is included and is configured for use in obtaining chemical data from the sample.

Fink, Samuel D. (Aiken, SC); Fondeur, Fernando F. (North Augusta, SC)

2011-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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materials analysis of inorganic, organic, and bioma-terials. See ELECTRON MICROSCOPE.  

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28 Plaster materials analysis of inorganic, organic, and bioma- terials. See ELECTRON MICROSCOPE: The next chip-scale technology, Mater. Today, 9:20­27, 2006. Plaster A plastic mixture of solids and water plaster is also used in the industry to designate plaster of paris. Plaster is usually applied in one

Anderson, Peter M.

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Microscopic optical potentials of the nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering at medium energies  

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Microscopic optical potentials of the nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering at medium energies R interpreted in terms of the phenomenological optical model potential [1]. At medium and high energies of the optical model approach at medium energies has also some theoretical founda- tions. At a sufficiently large

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Low resistivity of Pt silicide nanowires measured using double-scanning-probe tunneling microscope  

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experimentally shown to be conductive.8­10 However, RE metal silicide NWs are easily oxidized, so that inert NWs similarly to RE metal silicide NWs.11 It is essential to study the electrical properties, especiallyLow resistivity of Pt silicide nanowires measured using double-scanning- probe tunneling microscope

Kim, Sehun

293

Quantifying transient states in materials with the dynamic transmission electron microscope  

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......Engineering and Materials Science and Department...interest to the materials scientist. It has...Computer-controlled, active-feedback pointing...at the microscope cathode. The cathode is...specimen and the cathode laser fires at a...comparison to models of materials evolution. Image......

Geoffrey H. Campbell; Thomas LaGrange; Judy S. Kim; Bryan W. Reed; Nigel D. Browning

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a new 3 MV ultra-high voltage electron microscope at Osaka University  

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......shown in Fig. 3 and the main specifications are summarized in Table 1...CW-rircuits at 3MV Main specifications of 3MV electron microscope...stage XI38 stages (at 3MV) InsuLation gas : SFft (4 atoms) Illuminating...This helps to minimize thermal drift of the specimen during......

Akio Takaoka; Katsumi Ura; Hirotaro Mori; Teiji Katsuta; Isao Matsui; Soichiro Hayashi

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMAGE CONTENT-BASED RETRIEVAL AND AUTOMATED INTERPRETATION OF FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPE IMAGES VIA THE  

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to microscope images. Our group has developed sets of Subcellular Location Features (SLF) and demonstrated. More significantly, we demonstrate that the use of the SLF can provide automated interpretation-vocabulary means for entering the annotations and also triggers calculation of the SLF features for each cell

Gordon, Geoffrey J.

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Microcalorimeter-type energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer for a transmission electron microscope  

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......Microscopy (1986) New York: Plenum Press. 4...Garratt-Reed A J , Bell D C. Energy-Dispersive X-ray...Microscopy (1996) New York: Plenum Press. 19...Microcalorimeter-type energy dispersive X-ray...electron microscope. | A new energy dispersive......

Toru Hara; Keiichi Tanaka; Keisuke Maehata; Kazuhisa Mitsuda; Noriko Y. Yamasaki; Mitsuaki Ohsaki; Katsuaki Watanabe; Xiuzhen Yu; Takuji Ito; Yoshihiro Yamanaka

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of grain boundary conductivity of spin-sprayed ferrites using scanning microwave microscope  

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Grain boundary electrical conductivity of ferrite materials has been characterized using scanning microwave microscope. Structural, electrical, and magnetic properties of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} spin-sprayed thin films onto glass substrates for different length of growth times were investigated using a scanning microwave microscope, an atomic force microscope, a four-point probe measurement, and a made in house transmission line based magnetic permeameter. The real part of the magnetic permeability shows almost constant between 10 and 300?MHz. As the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} film thickness increases, the grain size becomes larger, leading to a higher DC conductivity. However, the loss in the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} films at high frequency does not increase correspondingly. By measuring the reflection coefficient s{sub 11} from the scanning microwave microscope, it turns out that the grain boundaries of the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} films exhibit higher electric conductivity than the grains, which contributes loss at radio frequencies. This result will provide guidance for further improvement of low loss ferrite materials for high frequency applications.

Myers, J.; Nicodemus, T.; Zhuang, Y., E-mail: yan.zhuang@wright.edu [Department of Electrical Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435 (United States); Watanabe, T.; Matsushita, N. [Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama (Japan); Yamaguchi, M. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8579 (Japan)

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation Model  

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to implementation on the target freeway network. In this paper, a capability-enhanced PARAMICS simulation model has evaluation; Simulation models; Algorithms. Introduction Ramp metering has been recognized as an effectivePerformance Evaluation of Adaptive Ramp-Metering Algorithms Using Microscopic Traffic Simulation

Levinson, David M.

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OIL IN THE OPEN WATER microscopic plants and animals that form the  

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OIL IN THE OPEN WATER microscopic plants and animals that form the basis of the oceanic food web the surface, corals and other deepwater OIL AND HUMAN USE Wellhead CORALS · Coral surveys · Tissue collections · Transect surveys to detect submerged oil · Oil plume modeling · Sediment sampling AQUATIC VEGETATION

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Microscopic models of quasicrystals J. Jdrzejewski and J. Mikisz, Devil's staircase for nonconvex interactions,  

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Microscopic models of quasicrystals J. Jdrzejewski and J. Mikisz, Devil's staircase for nonconvex-dimensional infinite-range lattice-gas interactions, molecules consisting of two particles form a molecular devil's staircase in the unique ground- state measure. The structure of the ground set is that of a Cantor set

Miekisz, Jacek

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Plastic behavior of fcc metals over a wide range of strain: Macroscopic and microscopic descriptions and their relationship  

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Plastic behavior of fcc metals over a wide range of strain: Macroscopic and microscopic The room temperature macroscopic and microscopic plastic behavior of four face-centered cubic metals (Al dislocations during plastic flow. It is shown that forest dislocations develop primarily due to interaction

Gubicza, Jenõ

302

Reflecting Microscopes  

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... at the Physical Society's Exhibition in 1939. I used non-spherical mirror-pairs, Schwarzschild aplanats2,3, for a reason which may prove important if it is desired to ... above 0*2, and should preferably be lower.

C. R. BURCH

1943-12-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Remote processing, delivery and injection of H2[15O] produced from a N2/H2 gas target using a simple and compact apparatus  

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We report here a simple apparatus for remote trapping and processing of H2[15O] produced from the N2/H2 target. The system performs a three step operation for H2[15O] delivery at the PET imaging facility which includes the following: (i) collecting the radiotracer in sterile water; (ii) adjusting preparation pH through removal of radiolytically produced ammonia, while at the same time adjusting solution isotonicity; and (iii) delivery of the radiotracer preparation to the injection syringe in a sterile and pyrogen-free form suitable for human studies. The processing apparatus is simple, can be remotely operated and fits inside a Capintec Dose Monitoring Chamber for direct measurement of accumulated radioactivity. Using this system, 300 mCi of H2[15O] (15 ?A of 8 MeV D+ on target) is transferred from target through 120 m × 3.18 mm o.d. Impolene tubing to yield 100 mCi of H2[15O] which is isotonic, neutral and suitable for human studies. A remote hydraulically driven system for i.v. injection of the H2[15O] is also described. The device allows for direct measurement of syringe dose while filling, and for easy, as well as safe transport of the injection syringe assembly to the patient's bedside via a shielded delivery cart. This cart houses a hydraulic piston that allows the physician to “manually” inject the radiotracer without directly handling the syringe.

Richard A. Ferrieri; David L. Alexoff; David J. Schlyer; Alfred P. Wolf

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of H2/CO ratio and N2/CO2 dilution rate on laminar burning velocity of syngas investigated by direct measurement and simulation  

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Abstract Laminar burning velocities of syngas/air premixed flames, varying with H2/CO ratio (from 5/95 to 75/25) and N2 or CO2 dilution rate (from 0% to 60%), were accurately measured using a Teflon coated Heat Flux burner and OH-PLIF based Bunsen flame method. Experiments were carried out at atmospheric pressure and room temperature, with fuel/air equivalence ratios ranging from fuel-lean to fuel-rich. Coupled with experimental data, three chemical kinetic mechanisms, namely GRI-Mech 3.0, USC Mech II and Davis H2–CO mechanism, were validated. The Davis H2–CO and USC Mech II mechanisms appear to provide a better prediction for the laminar burning velocity. The laminar burning velocity variations with H2 and dilution gas contents were systematically investigated. For given dilution gas fraction, the laminar burning velocity reduction rate was enhanced as H2/CO ratio increasing. Effects of the syngas components and equivalence ratio variation on the concentrations of radical H and OH were also studied. It appears that there is a strong linear correlation between the laminar burning velocity and the maximum concentration of the H radical in the reaction zone for syngas. This characteristic is exclusively different from that in methane air premixed flame. These findings indicated that the high thermal diffusivity of the H radical played an important role in the laminar burning velocity enhancement and affected the laminar burning velocity reduction rate under dilution condition.

Z.H. Wang; W.B. Weng; Y. He; Z.S. Li; K.F. Cen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectro-microscopic Measurements of Carbonaceous Aerosol Aging in Central California  

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Spectro-microscopic Measurements of Carbonaceous Spectro-microscopic Measurements of Carbonaceous Aerosol Aging in Central California For original submission and image(s), see ARM Research Highlights http://www.arm.gov/science/highlights/ Research Highlight Atmospheric aerosols affect climate by scattering and absorbing sunlight and by modifying the properties of clouds. However, there are gaps in our understanding of chemical processes involving these airborne particulates, and these gaps contribute significantly to uncertainties in predicting future climate change. Developing more- accurate global climate models requires a more complete understanding of the aerosol lifecycle, from initial particle formation to loss through incorporation into precipitating clouds or dry deposition. In research published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, a team of

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Seminar Announcement Nanoscale High Field Chemistry with the Atomic Force Microscope and Patterning January 15, 2009  

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SEMINAR SEMINAR ANNOUNCMENT Thursday, January 15, 2009 11:00am - 12:00 noon EMSL Boardroom Nanoscale High Field Chemistry With the Atomic Force Microscope and Patterning Marco Rolandi Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 Facile and affordable processes for the fabrication of nanostructures are fundamental to future endeavors in nanoscale science and engineering. The atomic force microscope was designed primarily for imaging, and has evolved into a versatile tool for nanoscale surface modification. We have developed an AFM based scheme capable of direct writing of glassy carbon nanowires as fast as 1 cm/s. In brief, when a bias is applied across the tip-sample gap a molecular precursor undergoes high field reactions that result in the deposition of a cross- linked product on the surface. In order to gain a

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Imaging the p-n junction in a gallium nitride nanowire with a scanning microwave microscope  

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We used a broadband, atomic-force-microscope-based, scanning microwave microscope (SMM) to probe the axial dependence of the charge depletion in a p-n junction within a gallium nitride nanowire (NW). SMM enables the visualization of the p-n junction location without the need to make patterned electrical contacts to the NW. Spatially resolved measurements of S{sub 11}{sup ?}, which is the derivative of the RF reflection coefficient S{sub 11} with respect to voltage, varied strongly when probing axially along the NW and across the p-n junction. The axial variation in S{sub 11}{sup ?}? effectively mapped the asymmetric depletion arising from the doping concentrations on either side of the junction. Furthermore, variation of the probe tip voltage altered the apparent extent of features associated with the p-n junction in S{sub 11}{sup ?} images.

Imtiaz, Atif [Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Wallis, Thomas M.; Brubaker, Matt D.; Blanchard, Paul T.; Bertness, Kris A.; Sanford, Norman A.; Kabos, Pavel, E-mail: kabos@boulder.nist.gov [Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Weber, Joel C. [Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Coakley, Kevin J. [Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a scanning Josephson junction microscope for submicron-resolution magnetic imaging  

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We describe a magnetic field scanning instrument designed to extend the spatial resolution of scanning superconducting quantum interference device microscopy into the submicron regime. This instrument, the scanning Josephson junction microscope, scans a single Josephson junction across the surface of a sample, detecting the local magnetic field by the modulation of the junction critical current. By using a submicron junction and a scanning tunneling microscope feedback system to maintain close proximity to the surface, magnetic field sensitivity of 10 {mu}G with a spatial resolution of 0.3 {mu}m should be attainable, opening up new opportunities for imaging vortex configurations and core structure in superconductors and magnetic domains in magnetic materials. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

Plourde, B.L.; Van Harlingen, D.J. [Department of Physics, Science and Technology Center for Superconductivity, and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Science and Technology Center for Superconductivity, and Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroscopic observables experimentally linked to microscopic processes in the explosive fracture and fragmentation of metals  

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The response of a metal element to explosive loading depends on a broad spectrum of explosive and metal properties, macroscopic geometry plays a crucial role in defining the localized loading history and the resulting gradients of interest, while microscopic effects and defects are generally believed responsible for damage nucleation. Certain experiments reduce the complexity by producing conditions that are uniform in some sense, allowing dynamic measurement of variables that can be correlated with corresponding microscopic effects observed in recovery experiments. Spherical expansion of thin shells, that eventually fragment, and steady wave loading of flat plates are two such experiments. Proton radiography, x-radiography, laser velocimetry, imaging IR, and visible light photography all have produced dynamic measurements in 4340 steel, copper, uranium alloys, tantalum, and titanium. Correlation of the macroscopic measurements with microscopy on recovered samples has been done with a statistical approach.

Hull, Lawrence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of x-ray laminography under an x-ray microscopic condition  

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An x-ray laminography system under an x-ray microscopic condition was developed to obtain a three-dimensional structure of laterally-extended planar objects which were difficult to observe by x-ray tomography. An x-ray laminography technique was introduced to an x-ray transmission microscope with zone plate optics. Three prototype sample holders were evaluated for x-ray imaging laminography. Layered copper grid sheets were imaged as a laminated sample. Diatomite powder on a silicon nitride membrane was measured to confirm the applicability of this method to non-planar micro-specimens placed on the membrane. The three-dimensional information of diatom shells on the membrane was obtained at a spatial resolution of sub-micron. Images of biological cells on the membrane were also obtained by using a Zernike phase contrast technique.

Hoshino, Masato; Uesugi, Kentaro; Takeuchi, Akihisa; Suzuki, Yoshio; Yagi, Naoto [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute JASRI/SPring-8, 1-1-1 Kouto, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Scatterer Displacements Generate the 1f Resistance Noise of H in Pd  

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The resistance changes generated by individual microscopic displacements due to dissolved hydrogen ions hopping between neighboring sites within palladium films create intense 1f noise at low temperature. Crossover to one-dimensional diffusion-mediated number-fluctuation noise occurs for T?150 K. The measured resistance change per proton displacement is comparable to the resistance per proton as predicted by applicable quantum-interference theories.

Neil M. Zimmerman and Watt W. Webb

1988-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct Visualization and Identification of Biofunctionalized Nanoparticles using a Magnetic Atomic Force Microscope  

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Because of its outstanding ability to image and manipulate single molecules, atomic force microscopy (AFM) established itself as a fundamental technique in nanobiotechnology. ... force microscope (AFM) has emerged as a powerful tool for exploring the forces and the dynamics of the interaction between individual ligands and receptors, either on isolated mols. ... In CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 90thed.; Lide, D. R., Eds.; CRC Press Inc.: Boca Raton, FL, 2010; pp 4-142– 4-147. ...

Stephan Block; Gunnar Glo?ckl; Werner Weitschies; Christiane A. Helm

2011-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Continuum-kinetic-microscopic model of lung clearance due to core-annular fluid entrainment  

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The human lung is protected against aspirated infectious and toxic agents by a thin liquid layer lining the interior of the airways. This airway surface liquid is a bilayer composed of a viscoelastic mucus layer supported by a fluid film known as the periciliary liquid. The viscoelastic behavior of the mucus layer is principally due to long-chain polymers known as mucins. The airway surface liquid is cleared from the lung by ciliary transport, surface tension gradients, and airflow shear forces. This work presents a multiscale model of the effect of airflow shear forces, as exerted by tidal breathing and cough, upon clearance. The composition of the mucus layer is complex and variable in time. To avoid the restrictions imposed by adopting a viscoelastic flow model of limited validity, a multiscale computational model is introduced in which the continuum-level properties of the airway surface liquid are determined by microscopic simulation of long-chain polymers. A bridge between microscopic and continuum levels is constructed through a kinetic-level probability density function describing polymer chain configurations. The overall multiscale framework is especially suited to biological problems due to the flexibility afforded in specifying microscopic constituents, and examining the effects of various constituents upon overall mucus transport at the continuum scale.

Mitran, Sorin, E-mail: mitran@unc.edu

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic surface structure of C/SiC composite mirrors for space cryogenic telescopes  

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We report on the microscopic surface structure of carbon-fiber-reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite mirrors that have been improved for the Space Infrared Telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) and other cooled telescopes. The C/SiC composite consists of carbon fiber, silicon carbide, and residual silicon. Specific microscopic structures are found on the surface of the bare C/SiC mirrors after polishing. These structures are considered to be caused by the different hardness of those materials. The roughness obtained for the bare mirrors is 20 nm rms for flat surfaces and 100 nm rms for curved surfaces. It was confirmed that a SiSiC slurry coating is effective in reducing the roughness to 2 nm rms. The scattering properties of the mirrors were measured at room temperature and also at 95 K. No significant change was found in the scattering properties through cooling, which suggests that the microscopic surface structure is stable with changes in temperature down to cryogenic values. The C/SiC mirror with the SiSiC slurry coating is a promising candidate for the SPICA telescope.

Keigo Enya; Takao Nakagawa; Hidehiro Kaneda; Takashi Onaka; Tuyoshi Ozaki; Masami Kume

2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Born–Oppenheimer breakdown and non-adiabatic lifetimes of rovibrational levels of D2 lying near the n = 2 dissociation limit: Experiment and theory  

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The singlet gerade states of the hydrogen molecule are strongly affected by the breakdown of the Born–Oppenheimer approximation. This leads to strong non-adiabatic coupling resulting in large changes of the energies and lifetimes of the quantum levels compared to the values obtained in the Born–Oppenheimer or even the adiabatic levels of approximation. The non-adiabatic calculations of Quadrelli, Dressler, and Wolniewicz (1990) [7] (hereinafter QDW) for the three highest vibrational levels (? = 44, 45, and 46) of the EF 1?g+ state of D2 predicted an enormous increase of the lifetimes upon excitation of just one quantum of rotational motion. However, although our experimental results for these levels just below the n = 2 dissociation limit do show a strong increase in lifetime, the non-adiabatic lifetimes calculated by QDW are longer than experiment by as much as three orders of magnitude. In their work on isotopomers of hydrogen QDW and Yu and Dressler (1994) [5] published extensive summary tables of ab initio non-adiabatic coupling data. We present a technique which allows us to use their summary data to calculate approximate non-adiabatic ab initio lifetimes. The results reconcile our observed lifetimes with the non-adiabatic coupling from those previous ab initio calculations and also provide a detailed quantitative and qualitative understanding of the unusual rotational dependence of the lifetimes of these very highly excited levels. We also test the current technique by calculating the lifetimes of other levels involved in interactions with these EF levels and by calculating the lifetimes of the EF ? = 33 level of H2, for which no corresponding level exists in the Born–Oppenheimer or adiabatic approximations.

Stephen C. Ross; Koichi Tsukiyama

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Structural and electronic properties of Au{sub n?x}Pt{sub x} (n = 2–14; x ? n) clusters: The density functional theory investigation  

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The structural evolutions and electronic properties of bimetallic Au{sub n–x}Pt{sub x} (n = 2–14; x ? n) clusters are investigated by using the density functional theory (DFT) with the generalized gradient approximation (GGA). The monatomic doping Au{sub n–1}Pt clusters are emphasized and compared with the corresponding pristine Au{sub n} clusters. The results reveal that the planar configurations are favored for both Au{sub n–1}Pt and Au{sub n} clusters with size up to n = 13, and the former often employ the substitution patterns based on the structures of the latter. The most stable clusters are Au{sub 6} and Au{sub 6}Pt, which adopt regular planar triangle (D{sub 3h}) and hexagon-ring (D{sub 6h}) structures and can be regarded as the preferential building units in designing large clusters. For Pt-rich bimetallic clusters, their structures can be obtained from the substitution of Pt atoms by Au atoms from the Pt{sub n} structures, where Pt atoms assemble together and occupy the center yet Au atoms prefer the apex positions showing a segregation effect. With respect to pristine Au clusters, Au{sub n}Pt clusters exhibit somewhat weaker and less pronounced odd-even oscillations in the highest occupied and lowest unoccupied molecular-orbital gaps (HOMO-LUMO gap), electron affinity (EA), and ionization potential (IP) due to the partially released electron pairing effect. The analyses of electronic structure indicate that Pt atoms in AuPt clusters would delocalize their one 6s and one 5d electrons to contribute the electronic shell closure. The sp-d hybridizations as well as the d-d interactions between the host Au and dopant Pt atoms result in the enhanced stabilities of AuPt clusters.

Yuan, H. K.; Kuang, A. L.; Tian, C. L.; Chen, H., E-mail: chenh@swu.edu.cn [School of Physical Science and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400715 (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Design of a Sample Heater for Beam Line 6-2c Transmission X-ray Microscope  

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There exists a need for environmental control of samples to be imaged by the Transmission X-Ray Microscope (TXM) at the SSRLs Beam Line 6-2c. In order to observe heat-driven chemical or morphological changes that normally occur in situ, microscopes require an additional component that effectively heats a given sample without heating any of the microscope elements. The confinement of the heat and other concerns about the heaters integrity limit which type of heater is appropriate for the TXM. The bulk of this research project entails researching different heating methods used previously in microscopes, but also in other industrial applications, with the goal of determining the best-fitting method, and finally in designing a preliminary sample heater.

Policht, Veronica; /Loyola U., Chicago /SLAC

2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface  

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low-noise measurements in ambient, in situ, and electrochemical environments. II. DESIGNA flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface, specifically in electrolyte environments. Quantification of system noise limits

Gimzewski, James

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High Resolution Quantitative Auto-Radiography to determine microscopic distributions of B-10 in neutron capture therapy  

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The success of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is heavily dependent on the microscopic distribution of B-10 in tissue. High Resolution Quantitative Auto-Radiography (HRQAR) is a potentially valuable analytical tool ...

Harris, Thomas C. (Thomas Cameron)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact scanning soft-x-ray microscope using a laser-produced plasma source and normal-incidence multilayer mirrors  

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We have constructed a scanning soft-x-ray microscope that uses a laser-produced plasma as the soft-x-ray source and normal-incidence multilayer-coated mirrors in a Schwarzschild...

Trail, J A; Byer, R L

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Halide and Oxy-halide Eutectic Systems for High Performance High...  

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setup (building a home-made enclosure to purge with N 2 ) in case salts also react with air - Quartz weight ordered to replace Ni Measure volume expansion directly...

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Intramolecular electron transfer in mixed-valence complexes [(NH3)5Ru-L-Ru(NH3)5]5+ (L = N2, pyz, pym, 4,4?-bipy, bpa)  

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The dynamics of the intramolecular electron transfer from Ru(II) to Ru(III) in binuclear mixedvalence complexes [(NH3)5Ru-L- Ru(NH3)5]5+ (L = N2,pyz, bipy, pym, bpa) is analyzed by the semiempirical CINDO +...

O. V. Sizova; V. I. Baranovskii; A. I. Panin…

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Intramolecular electron transfer in mixed-valence complexes [(NH3)5Ru-L-Ru(NH3)5]5+ (L = N2, pyz, pym, 4,4’-bipy, bpa)  

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The dynamics of the intramolecular electron transfer from Ru(II) to Ru(III) in binuclear mixed-valence complexes [NH3)5Ru -L-Ru(NH3)5]5+ (L = N2, pyz, bipy, pym, bpa) is analyzed by the semiempiri...

O. V. Sizova; V. I. Baranovskii; A. I. Panin…

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectro-Microscopic Measurements of Carbonaceous Aerosol Aging in Central California  

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Carbonaceous aerosols are responsible for large uncertainties in climate models, degraded visibility, and adverse health effects. The Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) was designed to study carbonaceous aerosols in the natural environment of Central Valley, California, and learn more about their atmospheric formation and aging. This paper presents results from spectro-microscopic measurements of carbonaceous particles collected during CARES at the time of pollution accumulation event (June 27-29, 2010), when in situ measurements indicated an increase in the organic carbon content of aerosols as the Sacramento urban plume aged. Computer controlled scanning electron microscopy coupled with an energy dispersive X-ray detector (CCSEM/EDX) and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy coupled with near edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (STXM/NEXAFS) were used to probe the chemical composition and morphology of individual particles. It was found that the mass of organic carbon on individual particles increased through condensation of secondary organic aerosol. STXM/NEXAFS indicated that the number fraction of homogenous organic particles lacking inorganic inclusions (greater than ~50 nm diameter) increased with plume age as did the organic mass per particle. Comparison of the CARES spectro-microscopic data set with a similar dataset obtained in Mexico City during the MILAGRO campaign showed that individual particles in Mexico City contained twice as much carbon as those sampled during CARES. The number fraction of soot particles at the Mexico City urban site (30%) was larger than at the CARES urban site (10%) and the most aged samples from CARES contained less carbon-carbon double bonds. Differences between carbonaceous particles in Mexico City and California result from different sources, photochemical conditions, gas phase reactants, and secondary organic aerosol precursors. The detailed results provided by these spectro-microscopic measurements will allow for a comprehensive evaluation of aerosol process models used in climate research.

Moffet, Ryan C.; Rodel, Tobias; Kelly, Stephen T.; Yu, Xiao-Ying; Carroll, Gregory; Fast, Jerome D.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Laskin, Alexander; Gilles, Mary K.

2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic structure, discommensurations, and tiling of Si(111)/Cu-‘‘5×5’’  

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We derive a detailed, microscopic description of the Si(111)/Cu-‘‘5×5’’ reconstruction. The key to understanding this structure is the x-ray standing-wave determination of the Cu registry with respect to the Si substrate. With Cu basically in H3 and substitutional sites the buckled Si(111) surface bilayer converts to an almost planar, hexagonal Cu2Si layer. The straightened bond angles and the associated increase in the lateral lattice constant give rise to a hexagonal network of discommensurations of period ?5.5aSi. Complete tiling of the surface requires three types of twisted (±3°) domains, two of which are rotationally equivalent.

J. Zegenhagen; E. Fontes; F. Grey; J. R. Patel

1992-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Dependence of Elastic Alpha-Particle Scattering - Microscopic Model  

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, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (Received 8 June 1972) The energy dependence of elastic n scattering from 4 Ca between 39.6 and 115.4 MeV is determined using a microscopic optical model. The agreement between theory and experi- ment improves as the energy... applied to the scattering of e particles from 40 to 166 MeV' ' ' ' ' and good agreement with experiment has been obtained. Once XV,?has been determined, E(l. (l) can be used to predict the scattering of a particles (in the diffraction region) given a...

Lerner, G. M.; Rutledge, L. L.; Hiebert, John C.; Bernstein, A. M.

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic delocalisation as a microscopic origin of two-level defects in Josephson junctions  

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Identifying the microscopic origins of decoherence sources prevalent in Josephson junction based circuits is central to their use as functional quantum devices. Focussing on so called "strongly coupled" two-level defects, we construct a theoretical model using the atomic position of the oxygen which is spatially delocalised in the oxide forming the Josephson junction barrier. Using this model, we investigate which atomic configurations give rise to two-level behaviour of the type seen in experiments. We compute experimentally observable parameters for phase qubits and examine defect response under the effects of applied electric field and strain.

Timothy C. DuBois; Salvy P. Russo; Jared H. Cole

2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct photon emission in Heavy Ion Collisions from Microscopic Transport Theory and Fluid Dynamics  

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Direct photon emission in heavy-ion collisions is calculated within a relativistic micro+macro hybrid model and compared to the microscopic transport model UrQMD. In the hybrid approach, the high-density part of the collision is calculated by an ideal 3+1-dimensional hydrodynamic calculation, while the early (pre-equilibrium-) and late (rescattering-) phase are calculated with the transport model. Different scenarios of the transition from the macroscopic description to the transport model description and their effects are studied. The calculations are compared to measurements by the WA98-collaboration and predictions for the future CBM-experiment are made.

Bjoern Baeuchle; Marcus Bleicher

2010-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The Scanning Theremin Microscope: A Model Scanning Probe Instrument for Hands-On Activities  

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(9, 10) However, we decided upon a different approach and worked with scanning probe principles to create a large-scale scanning device, the scanning theremin microscope (SThM). ... The simplest mode of scanning is to move the pantograph to scan the probe across the surface at a fixed height, listening for changes in pitch. ... We present a cascade-based computation scheme that has all of the devices and interconnects required for the one-time computation of an arbitrary logic function. ...

Rebecca C. Quardokus; Natalie A. Wasio; S. Alex Kandel

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Scanning electrochemical microscope characterization of thin film combinatorial libraries for fuel cell electrode applications  

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Pt–Ru combinatorial libraries of potential fuel cell anode catalysts are formed by sequential sputter deposition through masks onto Si wafers. Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is employed for characterization of electrocatalytic activity. Aspects of using a scanning electrochemical microscope for characterization of an array of thin film fuel cell electrode materials are discussed. It is shown that in applying SECM to library characterization, careful attention must be paid to thin film annealing, specimen topography and tip degradation in order to realize meaningful results. Results from a Pt–Ru thin film library reveal the most active members near the 50 Pt/50 Ru composition.

M Black; J Cooper; P McGinn

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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10-fold detection range increase in quadrant-photodiode position sensing for photonic force microscope  

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We propose a technique that permits one to increase by one order of magnitude the detection range of position sensing for the photonic force microscope with quadrant photodetectors (QPDs). This technique takes advantage of the unavoidable cross-talk between output signals of the QPD and does not assume that the output signals are linear in the probe displacement. We demonstrate the increase in the detection range from 150 to 1400 nm for a trapped polystyrene sphere with radius of 300 nm as probe.

Perrone, Sandro; Volpe, Giovanni [ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels (Barcelona) 08860 (Spain); Petrov, Dmitri [ICFO-Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Mediterranean Technology Park, Castelldefels (Barcelona) 08860 (Spain); Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA), Barcelona 08010 (Spain)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic identification of the compensation mechanisms in Si-doped GaAs  

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The compensation mechanisms of SiGa donors in GaAs are determined by scanning tunneling microscopy. With increasing Si concentration the SiGa donors are consecutively electrically deactivated by SiAs acceptors, Si clusters, and SiGa-Ga-vacancy complexes. A microscopic model based on the screened Coulomb interaction between charged dopants, the amphoteric nature of Si, and the Fermi-level effect is proposed. It explains the observed defects, the critical Si concentrations of each identified mechanism, and predicts the solubility limit of Si in GaAs. © 1996 The American Physical Society.

C. Domke, Ph. Ebert, M. Heinrich, and K. Urban

1996-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic study of chiral rotation in odd-odd A $\\sim$ 100 nuclei  

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A systematic study of the doublet bands observed in odd-odd mass $\\sim$ 100 is performed using the microscopic triaxial projected shell model approach. This mass region has depicted some novel features which are not observed in other mass regions, for instance, it has been observed that two chiral bands cross diabatically in $^{106}$Ag. It is demonstrated that this unique feature is due to crossing of the two 2-quasiparticle configurations having different intrinsic structures. Further, we provide a complete set of transition probabilities for all the six-isotopes studied in this work and it is shown that the predicted transitions are in good agreement with the available experimental data.

W. A. Dar; J. A. Sheikh; G. H. Bhat; R. Palit; S. Frauendorf

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A soft-X-ray imaging microscope with multilayer-coated Schwarzschild optics  

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We constructed a soft-X-ray imaging microscope based on a multilayer-coated Schwarzschild objective. The Schwarzschild objective was designed to have a 50 x magnification and a numerical aperture of 0.25. The mirrors of the objective were coated with a Mo/Si multilayer to reflect the Si L emission. The overall throughput of the objective was 14% at a peak wavelength of 13.3 nm. The 5-?m wide stripe of SiO 2 lithographically patterned was observed under irradiation with an electron beam of 1 ?A.

M. Toyoda; Y. Shitani; M. Yanagihara; T. Ejima; M. Yamamoto; M. Watanabe

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of x-ray photoelectron microscope with an x-ray laser source  

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We have constructed an x-ray photoelectron microscopic system with an x-ray laser as an x-ray source. The lasing line is the Li-like Al 3d-4f transition at 15.47 nm where the recombining Al plasma is used as the x-ray laser medium. The beam from the x-ray laser cavity was then focused by using a Schwarzschild mirror coated with Mo/Si multilayers. The x-ray beam size with a diameter less than 0.5 ?m and the estimated photon number of about 2×10 6 ? photons/shot into the spot were achieved.

Tadayuki Ohchi; Naohiro Yamaguchi; Chiemi Fujikawa; Tamio Hara; Katsumi Watanabe; Ibuki Tanaka; Masami Taguchi

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Invisible World: Early modern philosophy and the invention of the microscope  

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...for its power to lead us to knowledge. Presumably, the more and the better we can see, the more we will know. In this fascinating account of the invisible world opened up by the invention of the microscope, Catherine Wilson suggests that seeing more may not necessarily mean understanding more. Wilson... At the beginning of the Metaphysics, Aristotle exalts sight above the other senses for its power to lead us to knowledge. Presumably, the more and the better we can see, the more we will know. In this fascinating account of the invisible world opened up ...

Pellegrino E.D.

1996-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

337

A new approach to nuclear microscopy: The ion-electron emission microscope  

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A new multidimensional high lateral resolution ion beam analysis technique, Ion-Electron Emission Microscopy or IEEM is described. Using MeV energy ions, IEEM is shown to be capable of Ion Beam Induced Charge Collection (IBICC) measurements in semiconductors. IEEM should also be capable of microscopically and multidimensionally mapping the surface and bulk composition of solids. As such, IIEM has nearly identical capabilities as traditional nuclear microprobe analysis, with the advantage that the ion beam does not have to be focused. The technique is based on determining the position where an individual ion enters the surface of the sample by projection secondary electron emission microscopy. The x-y origination point of a secondary electron, and hence the impact coordinates of the corresponding incident ion, is recorded with a position sensitive detector connected to a standard photoemission electron microscope (PEEM). These signals are then used to establish coincidence with IBICC, atomic, or nuclear reaction induced ion beam analysis signals simultaneously caused by the incident ion.

Doyle, B.L.; Vizkelethy, G.; Walsh, D.S. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Senftinger, B. [Staib Instrumente GmbH, Langenbach (Germany); Mellon, M. [Quantar Technologies Inc., Santa Cruz, CA (United States)

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

A near-field scanning microwave microscope based on a superconducting resonator for low power measurements  

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We report on the design and performance of a cryogenic (300 mK) near-field scanning microwave microscope. It uses a microwave resonator as the near-field sensor, operating at a frequency of 6 GHz and microwave probing amplitudes down to 100 uV, approaching low enough photon population (N~1000) of the resonator such that coherent quantum manipulation becomes feasible. The resonator is made out of a miniaturized distributed fractal superconducting circuit that is integrated with the probing tip, micromachined to be compact enough such that it can be mounted directly on a quartz tuning-fork, and used for parallel operation as an atomic force microscope (AFM). The resonator is magnetically coupled to a transmission line for readout, and to achieve enhanced sensitivity we employ a Pound-Drever-Hall measurement scheme to lock to the resonance frequency. We achieve a well localized near-field around the tip such that the microwave resolution is comparable to the AFM resolution, and a capacitive sensitivity down to 6.4x10^-20 F/rtHz, limited by mechanical noise. We believe that the results presented here are a significant step towards probing quantum systems at the nanoscale using near-field scanning microwave microscopy.

S. E. de Graaf; A. V. Danilov; A. Adamyan; S. E. Kubatkin

2014-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

339

Measuring Boltzmann’s constant with a low-cost atomic force microscope: An undergraduate experiment  

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We discuss a low-cost atomic force microscope that we have designed and built for use in an undergraduate teaching laboratory. This microscope gives students hands-on access to nano-Newton force measurements and subangstrom position measurements. The apparatus relies mainly on off-the-shelf components and utilizes an interferometric position sensor known as the interdigitated (ID) cantilever to obtain high resolution. The mechanical properties of the ID readout enable a robust and open design that makes it possible for students to directly control it. Its pedagogical advantage is that students interact with a complete instrument system and learn measurement principles in context. One undergraduate experiment enabled by this apparatus is a measurement of Boltzmann’s constant which is done by recording the thermal noise power spectrum of a microfabricated cantilever beam. In addition to gaining an appreciation of the lower limits of position and force measurements students learn to apply numerous concepts such as digital sampling Fourier-domain analysis noise sources and error propagation.

M. Shusteff; T. P. Burg; S. R. Manalis

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Integration of an Atomic Force Microscope in a Beamline Sample Environment  

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We developed and optimised an optics-free Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) that can be directly installed on most of the synchrotron radiation end-stations. The combination of Scanning Probe Microscopies with X-ray microbeams adds new possibilities to the variety of synchrotron radiation techniques. The instrument can be used for atomic force imaging of the investigated sample or to locally measure the X-ray absorption or diffraction, or it can also be used to mechanically interact with the sample while simultaneously taking spectroscopy or diffraction measurements. The local character of these measurements is intrinsically linked with the use of the Atomic Force Microscope tip. It is the sharpness of the tip that gives the opportunity to measure the photons flux impinging on it giving beam position monitor features, or allows to locally measure the absorption coefficient or the shape of the diffraction pattern. As an example of the possibilities opened by the instrument we will show diffraction measurements performed on a Ge/Si island while being indented with the AFM tip providing local measure of the Young coefficient. Three ESRF beamlines are going to be equipped with this new instrument.

Rodrigues, M. S.; Hrouzek, M.; Dhez, O.; Comin, F. [ESRF, 6 rue Horowitz 38042 Grenoble Cedex (France); Chevrier, J. [Institut Neel-CNRS and Universite Joseph Fourier, 38042 Grenoble (France)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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341

The Circular Unitary Ensemble and the Riemann zeta function: the microscopic landscape  

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We show in this paper that after proper scalings, the characteristic polynomial of a random unitary matrix converges almost surely to a random analytic function whose zeros, which are on the real line, form a determinantal point process with sine kernel. Our scaling is performed at the so-called "microscopic" level, that is we consider the characteristic polynomial at points which are of order $1/n$ distant. We draw several consequences from our result. On the random matrix theory side, we obtain the limiting distribution for ratios of characteristic polynomials where the points are evaluated at points of the form $\\exp(2 i \\pi \\alpha/n)$. We also give an explicit expression for the (dependence) relation between two different values of the characteristic polynomial on the microscopic scale. On the number theory side, inspired by the Keating-Snaith philosophy, we conjecture some new limit theorems for the Riemann zeta function at the stochastic process level as well as some alternative approach to the conjecture by Goldston, Montgomery and Gonek for the moments of the logarithmic derivative of the Riemann zeta function. We prove our main random matrix theory result in the framework of virtual isometries to circumvent the fact that the rescaled characteristic polynomial does not even have a moment of order one, hence making the classical techniques of random matrix theory difficult to apply.

Reda Chhaibi; Joseph Najnudel; Ashkan Nikeghbali

2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

342

A near-field scanning microwave microscope based on a superconducting resonator for low power measurements  

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We report on the design and performance of a cryogenic (300 mK) near-field scanning microwave microscope. It uses a microwave resonator as the near-field sensor, operating at a frequency of 6 GHz and microwave probing amplitudes down to 100 uV, approaching low enough photon population (N~1000) of the resonator such that coherent quantum manipulation becomes feasible. The resonator is made out of a miniaturized distributed fractal superconducting circuit that is integrated with the probing tip, micromachined to be compact enough such that it can be mounted directly on a quartz tuning-fork, and used for parallel operation as an atomic force microscope (AFM). The resonator is magnetically coupled to a transmission line for readout, and to achieve enhanced sensitivity we employ a Pound-Drever-Hall measurement scheme to lock to the resonance frequency. We achieve a well localized near-field around the tip such that the microwave resolution is comparable to the AFM resolution, and a capacitive sensitivity down to 6...

de Graaf, S E; Adamyan, A; Kubatkin, S E

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Hyperspectral microscope for in vivo imaging of microstructures and cells in tissues  

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An optical hyperspectral/multimodal imaging method and apparatus is utilized to provide high signal sensitivity for implementation of various optical imaging approaches. Such a system utilizes long working distance microscope objectives so as to enable off-axis illumination of predetermined tissue thereby allowing for excitation at any optical wavelength, simplifies design, reduces required optical elements, significantly reduces spectral noise from the optical elements and allows for fast image acquisition enabling high quality imaging in-vivo. Such a technology provides a means of detecting disease at the single cell level such as cancer, precancer, ischemic, traumatic or other type of injury, infection, or other diseases or conditions causing alterations in cells and tissue micro structures.

Demos; Stavros G. (Livermore, CA)

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

344

Hybrid methods for witnessing entanglement in a microscopic-macroscopic system  

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We propose a hybrid approach to the experimental assessment of the genuine quantum features of a general system consisting of microscopic and macroscopic parts. We infer entanglement by combining dichotomic measurements on a bidimensional system and phase-space inference through the Wigner distribution associated with the macroscopic component of the state. As a benchmark, we investigate the feasibility of our proposal in a bipartite-entangled state composed of a single-photon and a multiphoton field. Our analysis shows that, under ideal conditions, maximal violation of a Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt-based inequality is achievable regardless of the number of photons in the macroscopic part of the state. The difficulty in observing entanglement when losses and detection inefficiency are included can be overcome by using a hybrid entanglement witness that allows efficient correction for losses in the few-photon regime.

Spagnolo, Nicolo [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Vitelli, Chiara [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Paternostro, Mauro [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, BT 7 1NN Belfast (United Kingdom); De Martini, Francesco [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, via della Lungara 10, I-00165 Roma (Italy); Sciarrino, Fabio [Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (INO-CNR), largo E. Fermi 6, I-50125 Firenze (Italy)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

345

Selective nano-patterning of graphene using a heated atomic force microscope tip  

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In this study, we introduce a selective thermochemical nano-patterning method of graphene on insulating substrates. A tiny heater formed at the end of an atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever is optimized by a finite element method. The cantilever device is fabricated using conventional micromachining processes. After preliminary tests of the cantilever device, nano-patterning experiments are conducted with various conducting and insulating samples. The results indicate that faster scanning speed and higher contact force are desirable to reduce the sizes of nano-patterns. With the experimental condition of 1 ?m/s and 24 mW, the heated AFM tip generates a graphene oxide layer of 3.6 nm height and 363 nm width, on a 300 nm thick SiO{sub 2} layer, with a tip contact force of 100 nN.

Choi, Young-Soo; Wu, Xuan; Lee, Dong-Weon, E-mail: mems@jnu.ac.kr [MEMS and Nanotechnology Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)] [MEMS and Nanotechnology Laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

346

Microscopic Description of Entanglements in Polyethylene Networks and Melts: Strong, Weak, Pairwise, and Collective Attributes  

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We present atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of two Polyethylene systems where all entanglements are trapped: a perfect network, and a melt with grafted chain ends. We examine microscopically at what level topological constraints can be considered as a collective entanglement effect, as in tube model theories, or as certain pairwise uncrossability interactions, as in slip-link models. A pairwise parameter, which varies between these limiting cases, shows that, for the systems studied, the character of the entanglement environment is more pairwise than collective. We employ a novel methodology, which analyzes entanglement constraints into a complete set of pairwise interactions, similar to slip links. Entanglement confinement is assembled by a plethora of links, with a spectrum of confinement strengths, from strong to weak. The strength of interactions is quantified through a link `persistence', which is the fraction of time for which the links are active. By weighting links according to their strength,...

Anogiannakis, Stefanos D; Theodorou, Doros N

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Electron microscope studies. Progress report, June 1, 1992--November 1, 1993  

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During the past year we have continued our work on the mirror-corrected high resolution STEM. We have made significant progress in the design and fabrication of the various microscope sub-systems and have completed a new display system. Additional calculations and computer simulations have been performed to confirm the original theory of mirror correctors. In our biological work we have made a careful study of the structure of globins, vertebrate and invertebrate, using the accumulated information contained in the Brookhaven Data Bank (3D structures), the Protein Identification Resource (ID sequences) and the data we have obtained with the STEM. Statistical templates have been generated to predict various classes of globins.

Crewe, A.V.; Kapp, O.H.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Microscopic model, spin-wave theory, and competing orders in double perovskites  

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We present a microscopic theory of carrier-induced ferrimagnetism in metallic double perovskite compounds such as Sr2FeMoO6 and Sr2FeReO6 which have recently attracted intense interest for their possible applications to magnetotransport devices. The theory is based on an effective “Kondo-like” Hamiltonian treated here within the large-S expansion. We find that depending on the value of the carrier density the ground state is either a ferrimagnet or a layered antiferromagnet. The ferrimagnetic state has a robust half-metallic electronic structure. The transition to antiferromagnetic phase is first order, accompanied with the regime of phase separation. We study spin-wave spectrum including quantum corrections and find strongly enhanced quantum effects in the vicinity of zero-temperature phase transition.

G. Jackeli

2003-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

349

Polarization-preserving confocal microscope for optical experiments in a dilution refrigerator with high magnetic field  

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We present the design and operation of a fiber-based cryogenic confocal microscope. It is designed as a compact cold-finger that fits inside the bore of a superconducting magnet, and which is a modular unit that can be easily swapped between use in a dilution refrigerator and other cryostats. We aimed at application in quantum optical experiments with electron spins in semiconductors and the design has been optimized for driving with, and detection of optical fields with well-defined polarizations. This was implemented with optical access via a polarization maintaining fiber together with Voigt geometry at the cold finger, which circumvents Faraday rotations in the optical components in high magnetic fields. Our unit is versatile for use in experiments that measure photoluminescence, reflection, or transmission, as we demonstrate with a quantum optical experiment with an ensemble of donor-bound electrons in a thin GaAs film.

Maksym Sladkov; M. P. Bakker; A. U. Chaubal; D. Reuter; A. D. Wieck; C. H. van der Wal

2010-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

350

Polarization-preserving confocal microscope for optical experiments in a dilution refrigerator with high magnetic field  

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We present the design and operation of a fiber-based cryogenic confocal microscope. It is designed as a compact cold-finger that fits inside the bore of a superconducting magnet, and which is a modular unit that can be easily swapped between use in a dilution refrigerator and other cryostats. We aimed at application in quantum optical experiments with electron spins in semiconductors and the design has been optimized for driving with, and detection of optical fields with well-defined polarizations. This was implemented with optical access via a polarization maintaining fiber together with Voigt geometry at the cold finger, which circumvents Faraday rotations in the optical components in high magnetic fields. Our unit is versatile for use in experiments that measure photoluminescence, reflection, or transmission, as we demonstrate with a quantum optical experiment with an ensemble of donor-bound electrons in a thin GaAs film.

Sladkov, Maksym; Chaubal, A U; Reuter, D; Wieck, A D; van der Wal, C H

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Polarization-preserving confocal microscope for optical experiments in a dilution refrigerator with high magnetic field  

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We present the design and operation of a fiber-based cryogenic confocal microscope. It is designed as a compact cold-finger that fits inside the bore of a superconducting magnet and which is a modular unit that can be easily swapped between use in a dilution refrigerator and other cryostats. We aimed at application in quantum optical experiments with electron spins in semiconductors and the design has been optimized for driving with and detection of optical fields with well-defined polarizations. This was implemented with optical access via a polarization maintaining fiber together with Voigt geometry at the cold finger which circumvents Faraday rotations in the optical components in high magnetic fields. Our unit is versatile for use in experiments that measure photoluminescence reflection or transmission as we demonstrate with a quantum optical experiment with an ensemble of donor-bound electrons in a thin GaAs film.

Maksym Sladkov; M. P. Bakker; A. U. Chaubal; D. Reuter; A. D. Wieck; C. H. van der Wal

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Drift-insensitive distributed calibration of probe microscope scanner in nanometer range: Real mode  

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A method is described intended for distributed calibration of a probe microscope scanner consisting in a search for a net of local calibration coefficients (LCCs) in the process of automatic measurement of a standard surface, whereby each point of the movement space of the scanner can be defined by a unique set of scale factors. Feature-oriented scanning (FOS) methodology is used to implement the distributed calibration, which permits to exclude in situ the negative influence of thermal drift, creep and hysteresis on the obtained results. The sensitivity of LCCs to errors in determination of position coordinates of surface features forming the local calibration structure (LCS) is eliminated by performing multiple repeated measurements followed by building regression surfaces. There are no principle restrictions on the number of repeated LCS measurements. Possessing the calibration database enables correcting in one procedure all the spatial distortions caused by nonlinearity, nonorthogonality and spurious cro...

Lapshin, Rostislav V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Drift-insensitive distributed calibration of probe microscope scanner in nanometer range: Approach description  

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A method is described intended for distributed calibration of a probe microscope scanner consisting in a search for a net of local calibration coefficients (LCCs) in the process of automatic measurement of a standard surface, whereby each point of the movement space of the scanner can be defined by a unique set of scale factors. Feature-oriented scanning (FOS) methodology is used to implement the distributed calibration, which permits to exclude in situ the negative influence of thermal drift, creep and hysteresis on the obtained results. The sensitivity of LCCs to errors in determination of position coordinates of surface features forming the local calibration structure (LCS) is eliminated by performing multiple repeated measurements followed by building regression surfaces. There are no principle restrictions on the number of repeated LCS measurements. Possessing the calibration database enables correcting in one procedure all the spatial distortions caused by nonlinearity, nonorthogonality and spurious cro...

Lapshin, Rostislav V

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Calculation of the microscopic parameters of a self-induced transparency modelocked quantum cascade laser  

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A model to calculate the microscopic parameters of self-induced transparency (SIT) modelocked quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) is presented and the parameters are then calculated for a particular structure. These parameters are then used to calculate the gain to absorption ratio that is required to determine the required ratio of gain periods to absorbing periods that must be grown in order to obtain stable modelocked pulses. The modelocked pulse parameters, along with the stability limits are then calculated as the ratio of gain to absorption varies. For the SIT modelocked QCL design that we examined, we found that three to five gain periods must be grown for each absorbing period in order to ensure stable operation.

Muhammad Anisuzzaman Talukder; Curtis R. Menyuk

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Interacting dark energy: the role of microscopic feedback in the dark sector  

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We investigate the impact on the classical dynamics of dark matter particles and dark energy of a non-minimal coupling in the dark sector, assuming that the mass of the dark matter particles is coupled to a dark energy scalar field. We show that standard results can only be recovered if the space-time variation of the dark energy scalar field is sufficiently smooth on the characteristic length scale of the dark matter particles, and we determine the associated constraint dependent on both the mass and radius of the dark matter particles and the coupling to the dark energy scalar field. We further show, using field theory numerical simulations, that a violation of such constraint results in a microscopic feedback effect strongly affecting the dynamics of dark matter particles, with a potential impact on structure formation and on the space-time evolution of the dark energy equation of state.

Avelino, P P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Two-neutron correlations in microscopic wave functions of He-6, He-8 and C-12  

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Two-neutron densities obtained from microscopic wave functions of $^6$He and $^8$He are investigated to reveal di-neutron correlations. In particular, the comparison of the two-neutron density with the product of one-neutron densities is useful for a quantitative discussion of di-neutron correlations. The calculations show that the S=0 spatial two-neutron correlation increases at the surface of $^6$He$(0^+_1)$ and $^8$He$(0^+_2)$. The enhancement is remarkable in the $^6$He$(0^+_1)$ ground state but not as prominent in the $^8$He$(0^+_1)$ ground state. Configuration mixing of many Slater determinants is essential to describe the di-neutron correlations. Two-neutron densities in $^{12}$C wave functions with $\\alpha$-cluster structures are also studied.

Yoshiko Kanada-En'yo; Hans Feldmeier; Tadahiro Suhara

2011-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

357

Construction of a Dilution Refrigerator Based Ultra-Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope  

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We constructed a dilution refrigerator based ultra-low temperature scanning tunneling microscope (ULT-STM) which works at temperatures down to 20 mK, in magnetic fields up to 6 T and in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV). One can load samples/tips, which are prepared in a UHV chamber, to an STM head maintaining the low temperature and UHV conditions. After then they can be cooled back to the base temperature in several hours. We report results of a test measurement on a superconducting NbSe2 sample as well as recent STM/STS studies on graphite samples such as observations of the Landau quantization and visualization of the possible localized states in magnetic fields.

Hiroshi Kambara; Tomohiro Matsui; Yasuhiro Niimi; Hiroshi Fukuyama

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Laser apparatus and method for microscopic and spectroscopic analysis and processing of biological cells  

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An apparatus and method for microscopic and spectroscopic analysis and processing of biological cells. The apparatus comprises a laser having an analysis region within the laser cavity for containing one or more biological cells to be analyzed. The presence of a cell within the analysis region in superposition with an activated portion of a gain medium of the laser acts to encode information about the cell upon the laser beam, the cell information being recoverable by an analysis means that preferably includes an array photodetector such as a CCD camera and a spectrometer. The apparatus and method may be used to analyze biomedical cells including blood cells and the like, and may include processing means for manipulating, sorting, or eradicating cells after analysis thereof.

Gourley, Paul L. (12508 Loyola, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87112); Gourley, Mark F. (7509 Spring Lake Dr., Apt. B1, Bethesda, MD 20817)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Laser apparatus and method for microscopic and spectroscopic analysis and processing of biological cells  

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An apparatus and method are disclosed for microscopic and spectroscopic analysis and processing of biological cells. The apparatus comprises a laser having an analysis region within the laser cavity for containing one or more biological cells to be analyzed. The presence of a cell within the analysis region in superposition with an activated portion of a gain medium of the laser acts to encode information about the cell upon the laser beam, the cell information being recoverable by an analysis means that preferably includes an array photodetector such as a CCD camera and a spectrometer. The apparatus and method may be used to analyze biomedical cells including blood cells and the like, and may include processing means for manipulating, sorting, or eradicating cells after analysis. 20 figs.

Gourley, P.L.; Gourley, M.F.

1997-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

360

Study of microscopic structure of porous media - fine coal filter cakes  

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The macroscopic properties of the porous media, e.g., permeability, capillary pressure, relative permeability, depend upon the microscopic structure of the porous medium. In the coal preparation plants, the filtration and dewatering rates of the fine coal filter cakes are important in determining the final moisture content. The microscopic structure of the porous coal filter cakes plays an important role in these operations. Moreover, the two phase flow through the porous medium can be explained in detail by considering its pore structure. Hence, the development of a technique for the micro-structural analysis of unconsolidated coal filter cakes is investigated. The technique developed is also applicable to many consolidated porous media like sandstones, rocks, etc. Optical methods were utilized to study the micro-structure of fine coal cakes. The investigation of -32 mesh Pittsburgh seam coal cakes reveals a non-uniform structure at low solid concentration of 0.33 kg coal/kg water. An increase in the solid concentration in the slurry produces a more uniform structure with an increase in the filtration and dewatering rates. It was found that coal filter cakes are incompressible over the range of 28 to 67 kPa applied vacuum. An important aspect of this work was to provide quantitative information about the presence of air bubbles in the coal filter cakes. These air bubbles are evolved from the aerated slurry and they reduce the filtration rates. A linear correlation between the particle and pore size distribution of -32 mesh Pittsburgh coal was found.

Kakwani, R.M.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Beamline 1.4.4  

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4 Print 4 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.5 eV Frequency range 800 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FTIR, Continuum XL IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; differential interference contrast (DIC), polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy

362

Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

363

Beamline 1.4.3  

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1.4.3 Print 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

364

Beamline 1.4.3  

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1.4.3 Print 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

365

Beamline 1.4.4  

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4 Print 4 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.5 eV Frequency range 800 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FTIR, Continuum XL IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; differential interference contrast (DIC), polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy

366

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1.4.3 Print 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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Beamline 1.4.3 Print Beamline 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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Beamline 1.4.3 Print Beamline 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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Beamline 1.4.3 Print Beamline 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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1.4.3 Print 1.4.3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample

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Beamline 1.4.4  

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4 Print 4 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.5 eV Frequency range 800 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FTIR, Continuum XL IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; differential interference contrast (DIC), polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy

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Beamline 1.4.3  

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3 Print 3 Print FTIR spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.2 eV Frequency range 650 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution Up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Nicolet Magna 760 FTIR, Nic-Plan IR Microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Motorized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution, reflection, transmission, and grazing-incidence reflection modes Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy Detectors MCT-A (mercury cadmium telluride) Spot size at sample 2-10 µm (diffraction-limited)

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Beamline 1.4.4  

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4 Print 4 Print Infrared spectromicroscopy Scientific disciplines: Biology, correlated electron systems, environmental science, geology, chemistry, polymers, soft materials GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for General Sciences Beamlines (6-month cycle) Source characteristics Bend magnet Energy range 0.05-1.5 eV Frequency range 800 - 10,000 cm-1 Interferometer resolution up to 0.125 cm-1 Endstations Thermo Nicolet Nexus 870 FTIR, Continuum XL IR microscope (N2 purged) Characteristics Computerized sample stage, 0.1-micron resolution; reflection, transmission, and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) modes; differential interference contrast (DIC), polarizing and UV fluorescence optics Spatial resolution Diffraction-limited (~wavelength); x-y stage with 0.1 micron accuracy

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A way to higher resolution: spherical-aberration correction in a 200 kV transmission electron microscope  

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......micrographs, ultramicroscopy 15: 151-172. rical pole-piece dimensions. The 200 kV spherical-aberra- 8 Thust A, Overwijk M H F, coene w M J. and Lentzen M (1996) tion-COrreCted microscope avoids the radiation damage Numerical correction of......

Knut Urban; Bernd Kabius; Max Haider; Harald Rose

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron microscopic investigations and indexing studies of psorosis and citrus ringspot virus of citrus / by Margaret Atchison Barkley  

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on 2%%u uranyl acetate for 5 minutes and on lead citrate for 1 minute. Two to three grids were made from each cap- sule. A11 sections were examined with a Hitachi HS-7S electron microscope. 14 CHAPTER IV RESULTS AND DISCUSSION During the spring...

Barkley, Margaret Atchison

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A microscopic model for thin lm spreading Douglas B. Abraham 1 , Rodolfo Cuerno 2 , and Esteban Moro 1  

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A microscopic model for thin #12;lm spreading Douglas B. Abraham 1 , Rodolfo Cuerno 2 , and Esteban-temporal uc- tuations of the precursor #12;lm observed in spreading experiments. Matter is transported both;lm about one molecule thick; this can be followed laterally out to an extension of the order of 10 7

Moro, Esteban

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381

Measuring charge trap occupation and energy level in CdSe/ZnS quantum dots using a scanning tunneling microscope  

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We use a scanning tunneling microscope to probe single-electron charging phenomena in individual CdSe/ZnS (core/shell) quantum dots (QDs) at room temperature. The QDs are deposited on top of a bare Au thin film and form a ...

Bulovic, Vladimir

382

Sample mounting and transfer for coupling an ultrahigh vacuum variable temperature beetle scanning tunneling microscope with conventional surface probes  

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We present a new ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chamber for surface analysis and microscopy at controlled, variable temperatures. The new instrument allows surface analysis with Auger electron spectroscopy, low energy electron diffraction, quadrupole mass spectrometer, argon ion sputtering gun, and a variable temperature scanning tunneling microscope (VT-STM). In this system, we introduce a novel procedure for transferring a sample off a conventional UHV manipulator and onto a scanning tunneling microscope in the conventional ''beetle'' geometry, without disconnecting the heating or thermocouple wires. The microscope, a modified version of the Besocke beetle microscope, is mounted on a 2.75 in. outer diameter UHV flange and is directly attached to the base of the chamber. The sample is attached to a tripod sample holder that is held by the main manipulator. Under UHV conditions the tripod sample holder can be removed from the main manipulator and placed onto the STM. The VT-STM has the capability of acquiring images between the temperature range of 180--500 K. The performance of the chamber is demonstrated here by producing an ordered array of island vacancy defects on a Pt(111) surface and obtaining STM images of these defects.

Nafisi, Kourosh; Ranau, Werner; Hemminger, John C.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Scanning tunneling microscope tip as a positionable contact: Probing a Josephson-junction array at subkelvin temperatures  

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Scanning tunneling microscope tip as a positionable contact: Probing a Josephson-junction arrayK. The STM enables us to probe the structure, a Josephson-junction array, at various positions. Examples of such systems are two- dimensional electron gases and Josephson junction arrays.1

384

Microscopic model of critical current noise in Josephson-junction qubits: Subgap resonances and Andreev bound states  

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Microscopic model of critical current noise in Josephson-junction qubits: Subgap resonances in Josephson junctions based on individual trapping centers in the tunnel-barrier hybridized with electrons microresonators observed in Josephson-junction qubits R. W. Simmonds et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 077003 2004

von Delft, Jan

385

Microscope maps the graphene terrain A. E. Curtin, W. G. Cullen, M. S. Fuhrer, (Maryland MRSEC DMR 0520471)  

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Microscope maps the graphene terrain A. E. Curtin, W. G. Cullen, M. S. Fuhrer, (Maryland MRSEC DMR in the electrical potential on the surface of graphene on silicon carbide, shown here as different colors. KPM identifies single layer graphene (SLG), bilayer graphene (BLG), and two types of interfacial layer (IL1

Shapiro, Benjamin

386

Traffic operational characteristics at all-way-stop-controlled intersections were investigated by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The  

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by using AWSIM, a microscopic simulation model. The effects of vehicle arrival distribution and traffic- neers for the purpose of design and operational studies. Simulation models provide alternative means for transportation studies when analytical models cannot provide satisfactory solutions. Although several simulation

Tian, Zong Z.

387

WETTABILITY AND IMBIBITION: MICROSCOPIC DISTRIBUTION OF WETTING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES AT THE CORE AND FIELD SCALES  

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The questions of reservoir wettability have been approached in this project from three directions. First, we have studied the properties of crude oils that contribute to wetting alteration in a reservoir. A database of more than 150 different crude oil samples has been established to facilitate examination of the relationships between crude oil chemical and physical properties and their influence on reservoir wetting. In the course of this work an improved SARA analysis technique was developed and major advances were made in understanding asphaltene stability including development of a thermodynamic Asphaltene Solubility Model (ASM) and empirical methods for predicting the onset of instability. The CO-Wet database is a resource that will be used to guide wettability research in the future. The second approach is to study crude oil/brine/rock interactions on smooth surfaces. Contact angle measurements were made under controlled conditions on mica surfaces that had been exposed to many of the oils in the CO-Wet database. With this wealth of data, statistical tests can now be used to examine the relationships between crude oil properties and the tendencies of those oils to alter wetting. Traditionally, contact angles have been used as the primary wetting assessment tool on smooth surfaces. A new technique has been developed using an atomic forces microscope that adds a new dimension to the ability to characterize oil-treated surfaces. Ultimately we aim to understand wetting in porous media, the focus of the third approach taken in this project. Using oils from the CO-Wet database, experimental advances have been made in scaling the rate of imbibition, a sensitive measure of core wetting. Application of the scaling group to mixed-wet systems has been demonstrated for a range of core conditions. Investigations of imbibition in gas/liquid systems provided the motivation for theoretical advances as well. As a result of this project we have many new tools for studying wetting at microscopic and macroscopic scales and a library of well-characterized fluids for use in studies of crude oil/brine/rock interactions.

Jill S. Buckley; Norman R. Morrow; Chris Palmer; Purnendu K. Dasgupta

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Scientists combine X-rays and microscopes for precise experiments | Argonne  

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This insulator-coated "smart tip" for synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscopy confines the signal detection to a tiny region of a sample. The nanofabricated tips have been developed by an Argonne team led by Argonne nanoscientist Volker Rose to improve the sensitivity of the SXSTM technique. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. This insulator-coated "smart tip" for synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscopy confines the signal detection to a tiny region of a sample. The nanofabricated tips have been developed by an Argonne team led by Argonne nanoscientist Volker Rose to improve the sensitivity of the SXSTM technique. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. This insulator-coated "smart tip" for synchrotron X-ray scanning tunneling microscopy confines the signal detection to a tiny region of a sample. The nanofabricated tips have been developed by an Argonne team led by Argonne nanoscientist Volker Rose to improve the sensitivity of the SXSTM technique. To view a larger version of the image, click on it. Scientists combine X-rays and microscopes for precise experiments

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2013 R&D 100 Award: Movie-mode electron microscope captures nanoscale  

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A new instrument developed by LLNL scientists and engineers, the Movie Mode Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (MM-DTEM), captures billionth-of-a-meter-scale images with frame rates more than 100,000 times faster than those of conventional techniques. The work was done in collaboration with a Pleasanton-based company, Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions (IDES) Inc. Using this revolutionary imaging technique, a range of fundamental and technologically important material and biological processes can be captured in action, in complete billionth-of-a-meter detail, for the first time. The primary application of MM-DTEM is the direct observation of fast processes, including microstructural changes, phase transformations and chemical reactions, that shape real-world performance of nanostructured materials and potentially biological entities. The instrument could prove especially valuable in the direct observation of macromolecular interactions, such as protein-protein binding and host-pathogen interactions. While an earlier version of the technology, Single Shot-DTEM, could capture a single snapshot of a rapid process, MM-DTEM captures a multiframe movie that reveals complex sequences of events in detail. It is the only existing technology that can capture multiple electron microscopy images in the span of a single microsecond.

Lagrange, Thomas; Reed, Bryan

2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

390

Microscopic Description of Entanglements in Polyethylene Networks and Melts: Strong, Weak, Pairwise, and Collective Attributes  

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We present atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of two Polyethylene systems where all entanglements are trapped: a perfect network, and a melt with grafted chain ends. We examine microscopically at what level topological constraints can be considered as a collective entanglement effect, as in tube model theories, or as certain pairwise uncrossability interactions, as in slip-link models. A pairwise parameter, which varies between these limiting cases, shows that, for the systems studied, the character of the entanglement environment is more pairwise than collective. We employ a novel methodology, which analyzes entanglement constraints into a complete set of pairwise interactions, similar to slip links. Entanglement confinement is assembled by a plethora of links, with a spectrum of confinement strengths, from strong to weak. The strength of interactions is quantified through a link `persistence', which is the fraction of time for which the links are active. By weighting links according to their strength, we show that confinement is imposed mainly by the strong ones, and that the weak, trapped, uncrossability interactions cannot contribute to the low frequency modulus of an elastomer, or the plateau modulus of a melt. A self-consistent scheme for mapping topological constraints to specific, strong binary links, according to a given entanglement density, is proposed and validated. Our results demonstrate that slip links can be viewed as the strongest pairwise interactions of a collective entanglement environment. The methodology developed provides a basis for bridging the gap between atomistic simulations and mesoscopic slip link models.

Stefanos D. Anogiannakis; Christos Tzoumanekas; Doros N. Theodorou

2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

391

2013 R&D 100 Award: Movie-mode electron microscope captures nanoscale  

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A new instrument developed by LLNL scientists and engineers, the Movie Mode Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (MM-DTEM), captures billionth-of-a-meter-scale images with frame rates more than 100,000 times faster than those of conventional techniques. The work was done in collaboration with a Pleasanton-based company, Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions (IDES) Inc. Using this revolutionary imaging technique, a range of fundamental and technologically important material and biological processes can be captured in action, in complete billionth-of-a-meter detail, for the first time. The primary application of MM-DTEM is the direct observation of fast processes, including microstructural changes, phase transformations and chemical reactions, that shape real-world performance of nanostructured materials and potentially biological entities. The instrument could prove especially valuable in the direct observation of macromolecular interactions, such as protein-protein binding and host-pathogen interactions. While an earlier version of the technology, Single Shot-DTEM, could capture a single snapshot of a rapid process, MM-DTEM captures a multiframe movie that reveals complex sequences of events in detail. It is the only existing technology that can capture multiple electron microscopy images in the span of a single microsecond.

Lagrange, Thomas; Reed, Bryan

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

392

Microscopic mechanisms of metastable phase formation during ball milling of intermetallic TiAl phases  

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Powders of the intermetallic equilibrium phases {alpha}{sub 2}-Ti{sub 3}Al, {gamma}-TiAl and TiAl{sub 3} were ball milled in order to investigate the microscopic origins of the energetic destabilization and the transformation into metastable phases during the milling process. It was found that the intermetallic phases were chemically partially disordered on milling followed by the transformation into solid solution phases after long milling. In detail, for the {gamma} phase, the formation of numerous deformation twins, thin h.c.p. lamellae and lamellae of the 9R phase formed by an antitwin operation was observed by TEM. The disordering of the D0{sub 22}-TiAl{sub 3} phase occurred inhomogeneously in the material via the formation of antiphase boundaries on (001) planes, resulting in a f.c.c. solid solution in the final state. In summary, it can be concluded that the formation of the observed metastable phases results from chemical disordering, whereas the excess enthalpy of grain boundaries plays only a minor role for the energetical destabilization of the intermetallic compounds during milling in this case.

Klassen, T.; Oehring, M.; Bormann, R. [GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht (Germany)] [GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht (Germany)

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Microscopic self-energy calculations and dispersive optical-model potentials  

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Nucleon self-energies for 40Ca, 48Ca, 60Ca isotopes are generated with the microscopic Faddeev-random-phase approximation (FRPA). These self-energies are compared with potentials from the dispersive optical model (DOM) that were obtained from fitting elastic-scattering and bound-state data for 40Ca and 48Ca. The \\textit{ab initio} FRPA is capable of explaining many features of the empirical DOM potentials including their nucleon asymmetry dependence. The comparison furthermore provides several suggestions to improve the functional form of the DOM potentials, including among others the exploration of parity and angular momentum dependence. The non-locality of the FRPA imaginary self-energy, illustrated by a substantial orbital angular momentum dependence, suggests that future DOM fits should consider this feature explicitly. The roles of the nucleon-nucleon tensor force and charge-exchange component in generating the asymmetry dependence of the FPRA self-energies are explored. The global features of the FRPA self-energies are not strongly dependent on the choice of realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction.

S. J. Waldecker; C. Barbieri; W. H. Dickhoff

2011-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

394

Model-independent quantitative measurement of nanomechanical oscillator vibrations using electron-microscope linescans  

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Nanoscale mechanical resonators are highly sensitive devices and, therefore, for application as highly sensitive mass balances, they are potentially superior to micromachined cantilevers. The absolute measurement of nanoscale displacements of such resonators remains a challenge, however, since the optical signal reflected from a cantilever whose dimensions are sub-wavelength is at best very weak. We describe a technique for quantitative analysis and fitting of scanning-electron microscope (SEM) linescans across a cantilever resonator, involving deconvolution from the vibrating resonator profile using the stationary resonator profile. This enables determination of the absolute amplitude of nanomechanical cantilever oscillations even when the oscillation amplitude is much smaller than the cantilever width. This technique is independent of any model of secondary-electron emission from the resonator and is, therefore, applicable to resonators with arbitrary geometry and material inhomogeneity. We demonstrate the technique using focussed-ion-beam–deposited tungsten cantilevers of radius ?60–170 nm inside a field-emission SEM, with excitation of the cantilever by a piezoelectric actuator allowing measurement of the full frequency response. Oscillation amplitudes approaching the size of the primary electron-beam can be resolved. We further show that the optimum electron-beam scan speed is determined by a compromise between deflection of the cantilever at low scan speeds and limited spatial resolution at high scan speeds. Our technique will be an important tool for use in precise characterization of nanomechanical resonator devices.

Wang, Huan; Fenton, J. C.; Chiatti, O. [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, 17–19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH (United Kingdom)] [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, 17–19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH (United Kingdom); Warburton, P. A. [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, 17–19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH (United Kingdom) [London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, 17–19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH (United Kingdom); Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE (United Kingdom)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

395

Microscopic Theory of Protein Folding Rates.II: Local Reaction Coordinates and Chain Dynamics  

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The motion involved in barrier crossing for protein folding are investigated in terms of the chain dynamics of the polymer backbone, completing the microscopic description of protein folding presented in the previous paper. Local reaction coordinates are identified as collective growth modes of the unstable fluctuations about the saddle-points in the free energy surface. The description of the chain dynamics incorporates internal friction (independent of the solvent viscosity) arising from the elementary isomerizations of the backbone dihedral angles. We find that the folding rate depends linearly on the solvent friction for high viscosity, but saturates at low viscosity because of internal friction. For $\\lambda$-repressor, the calculated folding rate prefactor, along with the free energy barrier from the variational theory, gives a folding rate that agrees well with the experimentally determined rate under highly stabilizing conditions, but the theory predicts too large a folding rate at the transition midpoint. This discrepancy obtained using a fairly complete quantitative theory inspires a new set of questions about chain dynamics, specifically detailed motions in individual contact formation.

John J. Portman; Shoji Takada; Peter G. Wolynes

2000-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

396

Atomic force microscope cantilever spring constant evaluation for higher mode oscillations: A kinetostatic method  

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Our previous study of the particle mass sensor has shown a large ratio (up to thousands) between the spring constants of a rectangular cantilever in higher mode vibration and at the static bending or natural mode vibration. This has been proven by us through the derived nodal point position equation. That solution is good for a cantilever with the free end in noncontact regime and the probe shifted from the end to an effective section and contacting a soft object. Our further research shows that the same nodal position equation with the proper frequency equations may be used for the same spring constant ratio estimation if the vibrating at higher mode cantilever's free end has a significant additional mass clamped to it or that end is in permanent contact with an elastic or hard measurand object (reference cantilever). However, in the latter case, the spring constant ratio is much smaller (in tens) than in other mentioned cases at equal higher (up to fourth) vibration modes. We also present the spring constant ratio for a vibrating at higher eigenmode V-shaped cantilever, which is now in wide use for atomic force microscopy. The received results on the spring constant ratio are in good (within a few percent) agreement with the theoretical and experimental data published by other researchers. The knowledge of a possible spring constant transformation is important for the proper calibration and use of an atomic force microscope with vibrating cantilever in the higher eigenmodes for measurement and imaging with enlarged resolution.

Tseytlin, Yakov M. [Instrument Society of America, 20 Randall Street, Apt. 5G, Providence, Rhode Island 02904 (United States)

2008-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

397

Quantifying Transient States in Materials with the Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope  

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The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope (DTEM) offers a means of capturing rapid evolution in a specimen through in-situ microscopy experiments by allowing 15 ns electron micrograph exposure times. The rapid exposure time is enabled by creating a burst of electrons at the emitter by ultraviolet pulsed laser illumination. This burst arrives a specified time after a second laser initiates the specimen reaction. The timing of the two Q-switched lasers is controlled by high-speed pulse generators with a timing error much less than the pulse duration. Both diffraction and imaging experiments can be performed, just as in a conventional TEM. The brightness of the emitter and the total current control the spatial and temporal resolutions. We have demonstrated 7 nm spatial resolution in single 15 ns pulsed images. These single-pulse imaging experiments have been used to study martensitic transformations, nucleation and crystallization of an amorphous metal, and rapid chemical reactions. Measurements have been performed on these systems that are possible by no other experimental approaches currently available.

Campbell, G; LaGrange, T; Kim, J; Reed, B; Browning, N

2009-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

398

Scanning electron microscopic study of laser-induced morphologic changes of a coated enamel surface  

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A low-energy Nd:YAG laser was used to irradiate extracted human teeth coated with a black energy-absorbent laser initiator in a study to determine the extent of the morphologic changes produced in the enamel surface. The laser initiator was applied to a cleaned enamel surface and irradiated at an energy output of 30 mJ or 75 mJ. Both energy levels produced morphologic changes of the surface. There was a sharp line of demarcation between the coated, irradiated area and the surrounding noncoated enamel surface. The scanning electron microscope view at the lower energy level showed that the surface had melted and reformed with numerous small, bubble-like inclusions. The 75 mJ energy level showed individual impact craters with shallow centers and raised edges containing numerous pores and large, bubble-like inclusions. Etching is a dental procedure in which an acid is normally used to remove a thin outer layer of the tooth structure. This is necessary to create a roughened, irregular surface in order to provide mechanical retention for dental restorative materials. The changes produced by the laser in this study suggest a simple, effective, and controlled method of etching the enamel surface of a tooth by altering its surface characteristics.

Hess, J.A. (Univ. of Detroit School of Dentistry, MI (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a surface conductivity measurement system for ultrahigh vacuum transmission electron microscope  

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The surface conductivity measurement system using a micro-four-point probe (M4PP) had been developed for the ultrahigh vacuum transmission electron microscope (UHV-TEM). Since the current distribution in the sample crystals during the current voltage measurement by the M4PP is localized within the depth of several micrometers from the surface, the system is sensitive to the surface conductivity, which is related with the surface superstructure. It was installed in the main chamber of the TEM and the surface conductivity can be measured in situ. The surface structures were observed by reflection electron microscopy and diffraction (REM-RHEED). REM-RHEED enables us to observe the surface superstructures and their structure defects such as surface atomic steps and domain boundaries of the surface superstructure. Thus the effects of the defects on the surface conductivity can be investigated. In the present paper we present the surface conductivity measurement system and its application to the Si(111)-{radical}(3)x{radical}(3)-Ag surface prepared on the Si(111) vicinal surfaces. The result clearly showed that the surface conductivity was affected by step configuration.

Minoda, H. [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan); CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Hatano, K.; Yazawa, H. [Department of Applied Physics, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588 (Japan)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Scanning Tunneling Microscope Reactor Used for High Pressure and High Temperature Catalysis Studies  

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We present the design and performance of a home-built high-pressure and high-temperature reactor equipped with a high-resolution scanning tunneling microscope (STM) for catalytic studies. In this design, the STM body, sample, and tip are placed in a small high pressure reactor ({approx}19 cm{sup 3}) located within an ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chamber. A sealable port on the wall of the reactor separates the high pressure environment in the reactor from the vacuum environment of the STM chamber and permits sample transfer and tip change in UHV. A combination of a sample transfer arm, wobble stick, and sample load-lock system allows fast transfer of samples and tips between the preparation chamber, high pressure reactor, and ambient environment. This STM reactor can work as a batch or flowing reactor at a pressure range of 10{sup -13} to several bars and a temperature range of 300-700 K. Experiments performed on two samples both in vacuum and in high pressure conditions demonstrate the capability of in situ investigations of heterogeneous catalysis and surface chemistry at atomic resolution at a wide pressure range from UHV to a pressure higher than 1 atm.

Tao, Feng; Tang, David C.; Salmeron, Miquel; Somorjai, Gabor A.

2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-pressure atomic force microscope for imaging in supercritical carbon dioxide  

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A high-pressure atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables in situ, atomic scale measurements of topography of solid surfaces in contact with supercritical CO{sub 2} (scCO{sub 2}) fluids has been developed. This apparatus overcomes the pressure limitations of the hydrothermal AFM and is designed to handle pressures up to 100 atm at temperatures up to ?350 K. A standard optically-based cantilever deflection detection system was chosen. When imaging in compressible supercritical fluids such as scCO{sub 2} , precise control of pressure and temperature in the fluid cell is the primary technical challenge. Noise levels and imaging resolution depend on minimization of fluid density fluctuations that change the fluid refractive index and hence the laser path. We demonstrate with our apparatus in situ atomic scale imaging of a calcite (CaCO{sub 3}) mineral surface in scCO{sub 2}; both single, monatomic steps and dynamic processes occurring on the (10{overbar 1}4) surface are presented. This new AFM provides unprecedented in situ access to interfacial phenomena at solid–fluid interfaces under pressure.

Lea, A.S.; Higgins, S.R.; Knauss, K.G.; Rosso, K.M.

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic determinants of the weak-form efficiency of an artificial order-driven stock market  

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Stock markets are efficient in the weak form in the sense that no significant autocorrelations can be identified in the returns. However, the microscopic mechanisms are unclear. We aim at understanding the impacts of order flows on the weak-form efficiency through computational experiments based on an empirical order-driven model. Three possible determinants embedded in the model are investigated, including the tail heaviness of relative prices of the placed orders characterized by the tail index $\\alpha_x$, the degree of long memory in relative prices quantified by its Hurst index $H_x$, and the strength of long memory in order direction depicted by $H_x$. It is found that the degree of autocorrelations in returns (quantified by its Hurst index $H_r$) is negatively correlated with $\\alpha_x$ and $H_x$ and positively correlated with $H_s$. In addition, the values of $\\alpha_x$ and $H_x$ have negligible impacts on $H_r$, whereas $H_s$ exhibits a dominating impact on $H_r$. Our results suggest that stock market...

Zhou, Jian; Jiang, Zhi-Qiang; Xiong, Xiong; Zhang, Wei; Zhou, Wei-Xing

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Condensation of N bosons: Microscopic approach to fluctuations in an interacting Bose gas  

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We present a microscopic derivation of the master equation for the condensate density matrix for an interacting Bogoliubov-Bose gas of N atoms. We choose the interaction Hamiltonian in a special way that substantially simplifies the master equation, yielding no coupling between diagonal and off-diagonal terms. The present formulation allows us to solve the problem analytically in a steady state and obtain the expression for the distribution function and equilibrium condensate fluctuations. For the first two central moments, our results are equivalent to those obtained in the canonical-ensemble quasiparticle formalism [V. V. Kocharovsky, Vl. V. Kocharovsky, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2306 (2000); Phys. Rev. A 61, 053606 (2000)], in the low-temperature range where these papers are valid, but also give an accurate description at high temperatures. The present analysis for an interacting Bose gas is as accurate as the master equation approach of Kocharovsky et al.[Phys. Rev. A 61, 023609 (2000)] is for an ideal gas.

Svidzinsky, Anatoly A.; Scully, Marlan O. [Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843 (United States) and Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-dependent density-functional theory for molecular processes in strong fields: Study of multiphoton processes and dynamical response of individual valence electrons of N2 in intense laser fields  

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in the exchange ~x!- only limit. In the latter approach @1#, theTime-dependent density-functional theor Study of multiphoton processes and dynam of N2 in inten Xi Chu and Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, and Kansas Ce ~Received 30 July 2001; pu We...-I CHU PHYSICAL REVIEW A 64 0634041sg 21su 22sg 22su 21pu 43sg 2 . According to the valence bond theory, this molecule has a triple bond formed with 3sg and 1pu electrons. The 3sg orbital is parallel to the internuclear axis and the two degen- erate 1pu...

Chu, Xi; Chu, Shih-I

2001-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of the efficiency of N2 and NH3 plasma treatments to improve the adhesion of PP films to in situ deposited Al coatings. Study of ageing phenomena in terms of acid-base properties  

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This paper reports on the characteristics of polypropylene (PP) treated at two different frequencies, 70 kHz and 13.56 MHz, in two plasma atmospheres, NH3 and N2 plasmas. Chemical modifications created on the plasma-treated material were investigated by different complementary surface analytical techniques (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and contact angle measurements), which revealed a higher reactivity of the NH3 plasma. The incorporation of nitrogen plays an important role as revealed by the adhesion study of thermally evaporated aluminium with treated PP: the measured peel strengths were two times higher for NH3-treated surfaces than for N2-treated ones, with XPS measurements showing a sharper increase of N/C ratio as a function of treatment time for the former treatment. Ageing of the PP pretreated in NH3 was also studied in terms of surface acid-base properties. The work of adhesion, calculated from contact angle measurements, showed a distinct dependence on the pH value of the test liquids and good correlations were obtained with peel test results. The basic character of the NH3-treated PP disappears with ageing, leading to an amphoteric surface.

M. Tatoulian; F. Arefi-Khonsari; N. Shahidzadeh-Ahmadi; J. Amouroux

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic Self-consistent Study of Neon Halos with Resonant Contributions  

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Recent reaction measurements have been interpreted as evidence of a halo structure in the exotic neutron-rich isotopes 29,31Ne. While theoretical studies of 31Ne generally agree on its halo nature, they differ significantly in their predictions of its properties and underlying cause (e.g., that 31Ne lies in an "island of inversion'"). We have made a systematic theoretical analysis of possible Neon halo signatures -- the first using a fully microscopic, relativistic mean field approach that properly treats positive energy orbitals (such as the valence neutron in 31Ne) self-consistently with bound levels, and that includes the pairing effect that keeps the nucleus loosely bound with negative Fermi energy. Our model is the analytical continuation of the coupling constant (ACCC) method based on a relativistic mean field (RMF) theory with Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) pairing approximation. We calculate neutron- and matter-radii, one-neutron separation energies, p- and f-orbital energies and occupation probabilities, and neutron densities for single-particle resonant orbitals in 27-31Ne. We analyze these results for evidence of neutron halo formation in 29,31Ne. Our model predicts a p-orbit 1n halo structure for 31Ne, based on a radius increase from 30Ne that is 7 - 8 times larger than the increase from 29Ne to 30Ne, as well as a decrease in the neutron separation energy by a factor of ~ 10 compared to that of 27-30Ne. In contrast to other studies, our inclusion of resonances yields an inverted ordering of p and f orbitals for small deformations. Furthermore, we find no evidence of an s-orbit 1n halo in 29Ne as recently claimed in the literature.

Zhang, Shisheng [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL] [ORNL; Kang, Zhong-Shu [Beihang University, Beijing] [Beihang University, Beijing; Zhao, Jie [Chinese Academy of Sciences, INstitute of Theoretical Physics (ITP)] [Chinese Academy of Sciences, INstitute of Theoretical Physics (ITP)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic quantum structure of black hole and vacuum versus quantum statistical origin of gravity  

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The Planckon densely piled model of vacuum is proposed. Based on this model, the microscopic quantum structure of Schwarzschild black hole and quantum statistical origin of its gravity are studied. The cutoff of black hole horizon leads to Casimir effect inside the horizon. This effect makes the inside vacuum has less zero quantum fluctuation energy than that of outside vacuum and the spin 1/2 radiation hole excitations are resulted inside the horizon. The mean energy of the radiation hole excitations is related to the temperature decrease of the Hawking-Unruh type by the period law of the Fermion temperature greens function and a temperature difference as well as gravity are created on the horizon. A dual relation of the gravity potentials between inside and outside regions of the black hole is found. An attractor behaviour of the horizon surface is unveiled. The gravity potential inside the black hole is linear in radial coordinate and no singularity exists at the origin of the black hole, in contrast to the conventional conjecture. All the particles absorbed by the black hole have fallen down to the horizon and converted into spin 1/2 radiation quanta with the mean energy related to the Hawking-Unruh temperature, the thermodynamic equilibrium and the mechanical balance make the radiation quanta be tightly bound in the horizon. The gravitation mass $2M$ and physical mass $M$ of the black hole are calculated. The calculated entropy of the black hole is well consistent with Hawking. Outside the horizon, there exist thermodynamic non-equilibrium and mechanical non-balance which lead to an outward centrifugal energy flow and an inward gravitation energy flow. The lost vacuum energy in the negative gravitation potential region has been removed to the black hole surface to form a spherical Planckon shell with the thickness of Planckon diameter so that energy conservation is guaranteed.

Shun-Jin Wang

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of Fragile Microscopic Structures during Mineral Transformations in Wet Supercritical CO2  

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In this study we examine the nature of highly fragile reaction products that form in low water content super critical carbon dioxide (scCO2) using a combination of scanning electron microscopy/focus ion beam (SEM/FIB), confocal Raman spectroscopy, helium ion microscopy (HeIM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). HeIM images show these precipitates to be fragile rosettes that can readily decompose even under slight heating from an electron beam. Using the TEM revealed details on the interfacial structure between the newly formed surface precipitates and the underlying initial solid phases. The detailed microscopic analysis revealed that the growth of the precipitates either followed a tip growth mechanism with precipitates forming directly on the forsterite surface if the initial solid was non-porous (natural forsterite) or growth from the surface of the precipitates where fluid was conducted through the porous (nanoforsterite) agglomerates to the growth center. The mechanism of formation of the hydrated/hydroxylated magnesium carbonate compound (HHMC) phases offers insight into the possible mechanisms of carbonate mineral formation from scCO2 solutions which has recently received a great deal of attention as the result of the potential for CO2 to act as an atmospheric greenhouse gas and impact overall global warming. The techniques used here to examine these fragile structures an also be used to examine a wide range of fragile material surfaces. SEM and FIB technologies have now been brought together in a single instrument, which represents a powerful combination for the studies in biological, geological and materials science.

Arey, Bruce W.; Kovarik, Libor; Qafoku, Odeta; Wang, Zheming; Hess, Nancy J.; Felmy, Andrew R.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Jump Approach to Switching Process of a Josephson Junction Coupled to a Microscopic Two-Level System  

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With microwave irradiation, the switching current of a Josephson junction coupled to a microscopic two-level system jumps randomly between two discrete states. We modeled the switching process of the coupled system with quantum jump approach that was generally used in quantum optics. The parameters that affect the character of the quantum jumps between macroscopic quantum states are discussed. The results obtained from our theoretical analysis agree well with those of the experiments and provide a clear physical picture for the macroscopic quantum jumps in Josephson junctions coupled with two-level systems. In addition, quantum jumps may serve as a useful tool to investigate the microscopic two-level structures in solid-state systems.

Xueda Wen; Yiwen Wang; Ning Dong; Guozhu Sun; Jian Chen; Lin Kang; Weiwei Xu; Peiheng Wu; Yang Yu

2009-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Imaging of quantum Hall edge states under quasiresonant excitation by a near-field scanning optical microscope  

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A high resolution mapping of quantum Hall edge states has been performed by locally creating electrons with small excess energies with a near-field scanning optical microscope in a dilution refrigerator. We have observed fine structures parallel to the edge in photovoltage signals, which appear only at low temperature. The observed fine structures near sample edges have been seen to shift inward with increase in magnetic field in accordance with Chklovskii Shklovskii, and Glazman model.

Ito, H.; Shibata, Y.; Mamyoda, S.; Ootuka, Y.; Nomura, S. [Division of Physics, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai, Tsukuba, 305-8571 (Japan); Kashiwaya, S. [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Umezono, Tsukuba, 305-8568 (Japan); Yamaguchi, M.; Akazaki, T.; Tamura, H. [NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi, 243-0198 (Japan)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A new Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope at the ALS for operation up to 2500eV  

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We report on the design and construction of a higher energy Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope on a new bend magnet beam line at the Advanced Light Source. Previously we have operated such an instrument on a bend magnet for C, N and O 1s NEXAFS spectroscopy. The new instrument will have similar performance at higher energies up to and including the S 1s edge at 2472eV. A new microscope configuration is planned. A more open geometry will allow a fluorescence detector to count emitted photons from the front surface of the sample. There will be a capability for zone plate scanning in addition to the more conventional sample scanning mode. This will add the capability for imaging a massive sample at high resolution over a limited field of view, so that heavy reaction cells may be used to study processes in-situ, exploiting the longer photon attenuation length and the longer zone plate working distances available at higher photon energy. The energy range will extend down to include the C1s edge at 300eV, to allow high energy NEXAFS microscopic studies to correlate with the imaging of organics in the same sample region of interest.

Kilcoyne, David; Ade, Harald; Attwood, David; Hitchcock, Adam; McKean, Pat; Mitchell, Gary; Monteiro, Paulo; Tyliszczak, Tolek; Warwick, Tony

2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Volumen 1 N. 2 Julio Diciembre 2011  

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6, 42734324, 2006 Stratospheric N2O  

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Discussion EGU Abstract A comprehensive set of stratospheric balloon and aircraft samples was analyzed

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JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque C9, suppl6ment au nO1l, Tome 41, novembre 2980, page C9-203 THE HIGH GAIN C02 LASER BY EFFECTIVE MIXING OF N2 AND C02 GAS  

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GAIN C02 LASER BY EFFECTIVE MIXING OF N2 AND C02 GAS H. Hara and A. Fujisawa. First Research Center is described in which vibrationally excited N2 gas and cold Con gas are mixed effectively by means of the diffusion of C02 gas into Ng gas. By using different ty- pes of mixing techniques, a maximum gain of 1 1 m

Boyer, Edmond

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Fermi-level shifts in graphene transistors with dual-cut channels scraped by atomic force microscope tips  

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We investigate the electronic properties of p-type graphene transistors on silicon dioxide with dual-cut channels that were scraped using atomic force microscope tips. In these devices, the current is forced to squeeze into the path between the two cuts rather than flow directly through the graphene sheet. We observe that the gate voltages with minimum current shift toward zero bias as the sizes of the dual-cut regions increase. These phenomena suggest that the Fermi levels in the dual-cut regions are shifted toward the Dirac points after the mechanical scraping process.

Lin, Meng-Yu [Institute of Electronics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China); Chen, Yen-Hao [Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China); Su, Chen-Fung [College of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Tainan 71150, Taiwan (China); Chang, Shu-Wei [Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China); Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China); Lee, Si-Chen [Institute of Electronics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Lin, Shih-Yen, E-mail: shihyen@gate.sinica.edu.tw [Institute of Electronics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China); Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China); Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan (China)

2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Tidal Waves -- a non-adiabatic microscopic description of the yrast states in near-spherical nuclei  

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The yrast states of nuclei that are spherical or weakly deformed in their ground states are described as quadrupole waves running over the nuclear surface, which we call "tidal waves". The energies and E2 transition probabilities of the yrast states in nuclides with $Z$= 44, 46, 48 and $N=56, ~58,..., 66$ are calculated by means of the cranking model in a microscopic way. The nonlinear response of the nucleonic orbitals results in a strong coupling between shape and single particle degrees of freedom.

S. Frauendorf; Y. Gu; J. Sun

2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed microscopic calculation of stellar electron and positron capture rates on $^{24}$Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations  

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Few white dwarfs, located in binary systems, may acquire sufficiently high mass accretion rates resulting in the burning of carbon and oxygen under nondegenerate conditions forming a O+Ne+Mg core. These O+Ne+Mg cores are gravitationally less bound than more massive progenitor stars and can release more energy due to the nuclear burning. They are also amongst the probable candidates for low entropy r-process sites. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rekindle the interest in 8 -- 10 M$_{\\odot}$ which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Microscopic calculations of capture rates on $^{24}$Mg, which may contribute significantly to the collapse of O+Ne+Mg cores, using shell model and proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory, were performed earlier and comparisons made. Simulators, however, may require these capture rates on a fine scale. For the first time a detailed microscopic calculation of the electron and positron captur...

Nabi, Jameel-Un

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroscopic and Microscopic Paradigms for the Torsion Field: from the Test-Particle Motion to a Lorentz Gauge Theory  

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Torsion represents the most natural extension of General Relativity and it attracted interest over the years in view of its link with fundamental properties of particle motion. The bulk of the approaches concerning the torsion dynamics focus their attention on their geometrical nature and they are naturally led to formulate a non-propagating theory. Here we review two different paradigms to describe the role of the torsion field, as far as a propagating feature of the resulting dynamics is concerned. However, these two proposals deal with different pictures, i.e., a macroscopic approach, based on the construction of suitable potentials for the torsion field, and a microscopic approach, which relies on the identification of torsion with the gauge field associated with the local Lorentz symmetry. We analyze in some detail both points of view and their implications on the coupling between torsion and matter will be investigated. In particular, in the macroscopic case, we analyze the test-particle motion to fix the physical trajectory, while, in the microscopic approach, a natural coupling between torsion and the spin momentum of matter fields arises.

Nakia Carlevaro; Orchidea Maria Lecian; Giovanni Montani

2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined low-temperature scanning tunneling/atomic force microscope for atomic resolution imaging and site-specific force spectroscopy  

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The authors present the design and first results of a low-temperature, ultrahigh vacuum scanning probe microscope enabling atomic resolution imaging in both scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) modes. A tuning-fork-based sensor provides flexibility in selecting probe tip materials, which can be either metallic or nonmetallic. When choosing a conducting tip and sample, simultaneous STM/NC-AFM data acquisition is possible. Noticeable characteristics that distinguish this setup from similar systems providing simultaneous STM/NC-AFM capabilities are its combination of relative compactness (on-top bath cryostat needs no pit), in situ exchange of tip and sample at low temperatures, short turnaround times, modest helium consumption, and unrestricted access from dedicated flanges. The latter permits not only the optical surveillance of the tip during approach but also the direct deposition of molecules or atoms on either tip or sample while they remain cold. Atomic corrugations as low as 1 pm could successfully be resolved. In addition, lateral drifts rates of below 15 pm/h allow long-term data acquisition series and the recording of site-specific spectroscopy maps. Results obtained on Cu(111) and graphite illustrate the microscope's performance.

Schwarz, Udo; Albers, Boris J.; Liebmann, Marcus; Schwendemann, Todd C.; Baykara, Mehmet Z.; Heyde, Markus; Salmeron, Miquel; Altman, Eric I.; Schwarz, Udo D.

2008-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of microscopic radiation damage in waste forms using ODNMR and AEM techniques. (EMSP Project Final Report)  

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This project seeks to understand the microscopic effects of radiation damage in nuclear waste forms. The authors' approach to this challenge encompasses studies of ceramics and glasses containing short-lived alpha- and beta-emitting actinides with electron microscopy, laser and X-ray spectroscopic techniques, and computational modeling and simulations. In order to obtain information on long-term radiation effects on waste forms, much of the effort is to investigate {alpha}-decay induced microscopic damage in 18-year old samples of crystalline yttrium and lutetium orthophosphates that initially contained {approximately} 1(wt)% of the alpha-emitting isotope {sup 244}Cm (18.1 y half life). Studies also are conducted on borosilicate glasses that contain {sup 244}Cm, {sup 241}Am, or {sup 249}Bk, respectively. The authors attempt to gain clear insights into the properties of radiation-induced structure defects and the consequences of collective defect-environment interactions, which are critical factors in assessing the long-term performance of high-level nuclear waste forms.

Liu, G.; Luo, J.; Beitz, J.; Li, S.; Williams, C.; Zhorin, V.

2000-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct ab initio molecular dynamics study on a microsolvated S{sub N}2 reaction of OH{sup -}(H{sub 2}O) with CH{sub 3}Cl  

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Reaction dynamics for a microsolvated S{sub N}2 reaction OH{sup -}(H{sub 2}O)+CH{sub 3}Cl have been investigated by means of the direct ab initio molecular dynamics method. The relative center-of-mass collision energies were chosen as 10, 15, and 25 kcal/mol. Three reaction channels were found as products. These are (1) a channel leading to complete dissociation (the products are CH{sub 3}OH+Cl{sup -}+H{sub 2}O: denoted by channel I), (2) a solvation channel (the products are Cl{sup -}(H{sub 2}O)+CH{sub 3}OH: channel II), and (3) a complex formation channel (the products are CH{sub 3}OH{center_dot}{center_dot}{center_dot}H{sub 2}O+Cl{sup -}: channel III). The branching ratios for the three channels were drastically changed as a function of center-of-mass collision energy. The ratio of complete dissociation channel (channel I) increased with increasing collision energy, whereas that of channel III decreased. The solvation channel (channel II) was minor at all collision energies. The selectivity of the reaction channels and the mechanism are discussed on the basis of the theoretical results.

Tachikawa, Hiroto [Division of Materials Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628 (Japan)

2006-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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A high-stability scanning tunneling microscope achieved by an isolated tiny scanner with low voltage imaging capability  

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We present a novel homebuilt scanning tunneling microscope (STM) with high quality atomic resolution. It is equipped with a small but powerful GeckoDrive piezoelectric motor which drives a miniature and detachable scanning part to implement coarse approach. The scanning part is a tiny piezoelectric tube scanner (industry type: PZT-8, whose d{sub 31} coefficient is one of the lowest) housed in a slightly bigger polished sapphire tube, which is riding on and spring clamped against the knife edges of a tungsten slot. The STM so constructed shows low back-lashing and drifting and high repeatability and immunity to external vibrations. These are confirmed by its low imaging voltages, low distortions in the spiral scanned images, and high atomic resolution quality even when the STM is placed on the ground of the fifth floor without any external or internal vibration isolation devices.

Wang, Qi; Wang, Junting; Lu, Qingyou, E-mail: qxl@ustc.edu.cn [High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China) [High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Hou, Yubin [High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)] [High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct measurement of proton-beam-written polymer optical waveguide sidewall morphorlogy using an atomic force microscope  

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Proton-beam writing (PBW) is a direct-write micromachining technique capable of fabricating low-loss single-mode polymer waveguides with straight and smooth sidewalls. Recently, the sidewall morphologies of such proton beam written polymer waveguide structures were directly measured using an atomic force microscope (AFM). Statistical information such as the rms roughness and the correlation length of the sidewall profile obtained from the AFM scans allows us to quantify the quality of the sidewalls and optimize the fabrication parameters using PBW. For structures fabricated using a stage scanning speed of {approx}10 {mu}m/s, a rms roughness of 3.8{+-}0.3 nm with a correlation length of 46{+-}6 nm was measured.

Sum, T.C.; Bettiol, A.A.; Seng, H.L.; Kan, J.A. van; Watt, F. [Department of Physics Centre for Ion Beam Applications (CIBA), National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117542 (Singapore)

2004-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Gas-grain chemistry in cold interstellar cloud cores with a microscopic Monte Carlo approach to surface chemistry  

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AIM: We have recently developed a microscopic Monte Carlo approach to study surface chemistry on interstellar grains and the morphology of ice mantles. The method is designed to eliminate the problems inherent in the rate-equation formalism to surface chemistry. Here we report the first use of this method in a chemical model of cold interstellar cloud cores that includes both gas-phase and surface chemistry. The surface chemical network consists of a small number of diffusive reactions that can produce molecular oxygen, water, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, methanol and assorted radicals. METHOD: The simulation is started by running a gas-phase model including accretion onto grains but no surface chemistry or evaporation. The starting surface consists of either flat or rough olivine. We introduce the surface chemistry of the three species H, O and CO in an iterative manner using our stochastic technique. Under the conditions of the simulation, only atomic hydrogen can evaporate to a significant extent. Althoug...

Chang, Q; Herbst, E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic magnetic properties of an oxygen-doped Tb-Fe thin film by magnetic Compton scattering  

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The magnetic Compton scattering of a Tb{sub 32}Fe{sub 55}O{sub 13} film was measured in order to investigate the microscopic magnetization processes (i.e., the spin moment, orbital moment, and element specific moments). The trend of the spin magnetic moment was the same as that of the total magnetic moment but opposite to the orbital magnetic moment. In the low magnetic field region, the magnetic moments were not perfectly aligned perpendicular to the film surface, and the perpendicular components were found to mainly arise from the magnetic moment of Tb. Oxygen atoms hinder long range magnetic interaction and hence also affect the magnetization process of the magnetic moments of Tb and Fe.

Agui, Akane, E-mail: agui@spring8.or.jp [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, SPring-8, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Unno, Tomoya; Matsumoto, Sayaka; Suzuki, Kousuke; Sakurai, Hiroshi [Department of Production Science and Technology, Gunma University, Ota, Gunma 373-0057 (Japan); Koizumi, Akihisa [Graduate School of Material Science, University of Hyogo, Kamigori, Hyogo 678-1297 (Japan)

2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Detailed microscopic calculation of stellar electron and positron capture rates on $^{24}$Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations  

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Few white dwarfs, located in binary systems, may acquire sufficiently high mass accretion rates resulting in the burning of carbon and oxygen under nondegenerate conditions forming a O+Ne+Mg core. These O+Ne+Mg cores are gravitationally less bound than more massive progenitor stars and can release more energy due to the nuclear burning. They are also amongst the probable candidates for low entropy r-process sites. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rekindle the interest in 8 -- 10 M$_{\\odot}$ which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Microscopic calculations of capture rates on $^{24}$Mg, which may contribute significantly to the collapse of O+Ne+Mg cores, using shell model and proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory, were performed earlier and comparisons made. Simulators, however, may require these capture rates on a fine scale. For the first time a detailed microscopic calculation of the electron and positron capture rates on $^{24}$Mg on an extensive temperature-density scale is presented here. This type of scale is more appropriate for interpolation purposes and of greater utility for simulation codes. The calculations are done using the pn-QRPA theory using a separable interaction. The deformation parameter, believed to be a key parameter in QRPA calculations, is adopted from experimental data to further increase the reliability of the QRPA results. The resulting calculated rates are up to a factor of 14 or more enhanced as compared to shell model rates and may lead to some interesting scenario for core collapse simulators.

Jameel-Un Nabi

2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a Social Psychology-based Microscopic Model of Driver Behavior and Decision-making: Modifying Lewin's Field Theory  

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Abstract Central to effective roadway design is the ability to understand how drivers behave as they traverse a segment of roadway. While simple and complex microscopic models have been used over the years to analyse driver behaviour, most models: 1.) incorporate separate car-following and lane-changing algorithms, and thus do not capture the interdependencies between lane-changing and car-following vehicle; 2.) do not capture differences in the drivers’ cognitive and physical characteristics; and 3.) are constructed from observed vehicle movements and make no attempt to model the discrete differences between how each roadway element alters each driver's behaviour. This paper employs field theory to construct a conceptual framework for a new microscopic model. In field theory, an agent (e.g. the driver) views a field (i.e. the area surrounding the vehicle) filled with stimuli and perceives forces associated with each stimuli once these stimuli are internalized. Based on this theory, the resulting model would be designed to directly incorporate drivers’ perceptions to roadway stimuli along with vehicle movements for drivers of different cognitive and physical abilities. It is postulated that such a model would more effectively reflect reality, and if this model were accurately calibrated, could potentially model the effects of external stimuli such as innovative geometric configurations, lane closures, and technology applications such as variable message boards. A modified field theory could potentially capture and model “hot topics” in traffic engineering, such as the distracted drivers, road rage, the incorporation of ITS elements, and driver behaviour through a work zone.

Andrew Leo Berthaume; Matthew R.E. Romoser; John Collura; Daiheng Ni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward the development of a soft x-ray reflection imaging microscope in the Schwarzschild configuration using a soft x-ray laser at 18. 2 nm  

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We present the recent results obtained from a soft X-ray reflection imaging microscope in the Schwarzschild configuration. The microscope demonstrated a spatial resolution of 0.7 {mu}m with a magnification of 16 at 18.2 nm. The soft X-ray laser at 18.2 nm was used as an X-ray source. Mo/Si multilayers were coated on the Schwarzschild optics and the normal incidence reflectivity at 18.2 nm per surface was measured to be {approximately} 20 %. 18 refs., 6 figs.

Dicicco, D.; Rosser, R. (Princeton X-Ray Laser, Inc., Monmouth Junction, NJ (United States)); Kim, D.; Suckewer, S. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Impact Induced Fragmentation of N2H+ and N2D+  

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Specific data on such molecular ions has been thus recognized as an urgent need for fusion plasma research purposes. ...

M. O. A. El Ghazaly; J. B. A. Mitchell; J. J. Jureta; P. Defrance

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Purge-and-Trap Analysis Using Fused Silica Capillary Column GC/MS  

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......dimethylcyclohexane (isomer) tetrahydrothiophene (?)** tetrachloroethene...chlorobenzene 2-methyl tetrahydrothiophene (?)** ethylbenzene...bromoform 2,5-dimethyl tetrahydrothiophene (isomer) 2,5-dimethyl......

F.A. Dreisch; T.O. Munson

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptation to a new environment allows cooperators to purge cheaters stochastically  

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, and approved September 5, 2012 (received for review June 14, 2012) Cooperation via production of common goods a "tragedy of the commons": Cheaters, benefit- ing from without producing costly common goods, are more fit to produce a publicly available good is a common biological phenomenon. Human volunteers contribute

Zhang, Jianzhi

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Microscopic Description of Nuclear Collective Rotation by Means of the Self-Consistent Collective Coordinate Method: Occurrence Mechanism of Collective Rotation  

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......Ibaraki 305 *) Institute for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo...minimum as the origin of the nuclear collective rotation, the self-consistent...Expansion of the Rotational Energy Jun Terasaki Progress of Theoretical...Microscopic Description of Nuclear Collective Rotation in Band-Crossing......

Jun Terasaki; Toshio Marumori; Fumihiko Sakata

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic-Resolution Image of GaAs(110) Surface with an Ultrahigh-Vacuum Atomic Force Microscope (UHV-AFM)  

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The first demonstration of atomic-resolution imaging of a GaAs(HO) surface with an ultrahigh vacuum atomic force microscope (UHV-AFM) was performed. We also observed ... GaAs(llO). This result suggests that the UHV

Y. Sugawara; M. Ohta; K. Hontani; S. Morita; F. Osaka…

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal structure of Si3N4·Y2O3 examined by a 1 MV high-resolution electron microscope  

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The crystal structure of Si3N4·Y2O3...prepared by a hot-press is examined in a 1 MV high-resolution electron microscope. The image contrast reveals that it is isostructural with one of the layered silicates, Akermanite

S. Horiuchi; M. Mitomo

1979-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

High precision two-dimensional strain mapping in semiconductor devices using nanobeam electron diffraction in the transmission electron microscope  

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A classical method used to characterize the strain in modern semiconductor devices is nanobeam diffraction (NBD) in the transmission electron microscope. One challenge for this method lies in the fact that the smaller the beam becomes, the more difficult it becomes to analyze the resulting diffraction spot pattern. We show that a carefully designed fitting algorithm enables us to reduce the sampling area for the diffraction patterns on the camera chip dramatically (?1/16) compared to traditional settings without significant loss of precision. The resulting lower magnification of the spot pattern permits the presence of an annular dark field detector, which in turn makes the recording of images for drift correction during NBD acquisition possible. Thus, the reduced sampling size allows acquisition of drift corrected NBD 2D strain maps of up to 3000 pixels while maintaining a precision of better than 0.07%. As an example, we show NBD strain maps of a modern field effect transistor (FET) device. A special filtering feature used in the analysis makes it is possible to measure strain in silicon devices even in the presence of other crystalline materials covering the probed area, which is important for the characterization of the next generation of devices (Fin-FETs).

Baumann, Frieder H., E-mail: fhbauman@us.ibm.com [IBM Microelectronics Division, 2070 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533 (United States)

2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sub-barrier enhancement of fusion as compared to a microscopic method in 18O+12C  

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Measurement of the energy dependence of the fusion cross-sec on at sub-barrier energies provides an important test for theoretical models of fusion. To extend the measurement of fusion cross-sections in the sub-barrier domain for the 18O+12C system. Use the new experimental data to confront microscopic calculations of fusion. Evaporation residues produced in fusion of 18O ions with 12C target nuclei were detected with good geometric efficiency and identified by measuring their energy and time-of-flight. Theoretical calculations with a density constrained time dependent Hartree-Fock (DC-TDHF) theory include for the first time the effect of pairing on the fusion cross-section. Comparison of the measured fusion excitation function with the predictions of the DC-TDHF calculations reveal that the experimental data exhibits a smaller decrease in cross-section with decreasing energy than is theoretically predicted. The larger cross-sections observed at the lowest energies measured indicate a larger tunneling probability for the fusion process. This larger probability can be associated with a smaller, narrower fusion barrier than presently included in the theoretical calculations.

T. K. Steinbach; J. Vadas; J. Schmidt; C. Haycraft; S. Hudan; R. T. deSouza; L. T. Baby; S. A. Kuvin; I. Wiedenhöver; A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Video microscope and elastic light scattering studies of fast-mode kinetics in surface-mediated spinodal decomposition  

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We present time-resolved video microscope and elastic light scattering studies of the domain-pattern selection and growth of spinodal decomposition in critical mixtures of guaiacol and glycerol-water constrained to a cell 0.5 mm thick. The structure functions show two peaks with different kinetics: a slow mode with L(t)?t1/3 and a ‘‘fast mode’’ with L(t)?tb, where b ranges from 1.0 to 1.5 depending on the quench depth (0.03 °C??T?0.35 °C). In this study we discuss our observations of the fast mode’s growth. We have used both elastic light scattering and direct visualization via video microscopy and digital image processing to study the morphology and kinetics of these structures. Parameters such as the quench depth and the treatment of the cell’s windows have been varied, with results suggesting that domain growth proceeds with a power law that is independent of which phase wets the surface.

Christopher Harrison; William Rippard; Andrew Cumming

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of windowed type environmental-cell transmission electron microscope for in situ observation of gas-solid interactions  

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We have developed an improved, windowed type environmental-cell (E-cell) transmission electron microscope (TEM) for in situ observation of gas-solid interactions, such as catalytic reactions at atmospheric pressure. Our E-cell TEM includes a compact E-cell specimen holder with mechanical stability, resulting in smoother introduction of the desired gases compared with previous E-cell TEMs. In addition, the gas control unit was simplified by omitting the pressure control function of the TEM pre-evacuation chamber. This simplification was due to the successful development of remarkably tough thin carbon films as the window material. These films, with a thickness of <10 nm, were found to withstand pressure differences >2 atm. Appropriate arrangement of the specimen position inside the E-cell provided quantitatively analyzable TEM images, with no disturbances caused by the windowed films. As an application, we used this E-cell TEM to observe the dynamic shape change in a catalytic gold nanoparticle supported on TiO{sub 2} during the oxidation of CO gas.

Kawasaki, Tadahiro [Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); PRESTO-JST, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Ueda, Kouta [Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Ichihashi, Mikio; Tanji, Takayoshi [EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Pion-Nucleus Microscopic Optical Potential at Intermediate Energies and In-Medium Effect on the Elementary $?N$ Scattering Amplitude  

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Analysis is performed of calculations of the elastic scattering differential cross sections of pions on the $^{28}$Si, $^{40}$Ca, $^{58}$Ni and $^{208}$Pb nuclei at energies from 130 to 290 MeV basing on the microscopic optical potential (OP) constructed as an optical limit of a Glauber theory. Such an OP is defined by the corresponding target nucleus density distribution function and by the elementary $\\pi N$ amplitude of scattering. The three (say, "in-medium") parameters of the $\\pi N$ scattering amplitude: total cross section, the ratio of real to imaginary part of the forward $\\pi N$ amplitude, and the slope parameter, were obtained by fitting them to the data on the respective pion-nucleus cross sections calculated by means of the corresponding relativistic wave equation with the above OP. A difference is discussed between the best-fit "in-medium" parameters and the "free" parameters of the $\\pi N$ scattering amplitudes known from the experimental data on scattering of pions on free nucleons.

E. V. Zemlyanaya; V. K. Lukyanov; K. V. Lukyanov; E. I. Zhabitskaya; M. V. Zhabitsky

2012-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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A new technique for tritium imaging and profiling using a computer aided--video enhanced microscope system for metallographic analysis  

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Recent advances in image enhancement and image processing have made ultra-low-light microscopy a reality. Currently available instrumentation allows imaging of ''individual'' photons with a tremendous dynamic range of one to 10/sup 9/ photons/mm/sup 2//sec. This capability allows for the development of tritium imaging techniques based on different basic principles than previously employed. Previous autoradiographic techniques for this purpose used photographic emulsions which are chemically reactive with many metals and for good resolution required in-situ processing in chemical solutions which can also chemically affect the samples or emulsion characteristics. The new technique makes use of optically transparent thin films of relatively chemically inert scintillating compounds applied to metallographically prepared samples. The light given off by these scintillating compounds can now be imaged and quantified using the new Video Intensified Microscope (VIM) System. This allows the location of the tritium to be imaged as well as the corresponding microstructure. In addition, special containers have been designed and built to allow highly radioactive or pyrophoric samples with high levels of off-gassing to be evaluated. 5 refs., 10 figs.

Downs, G.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tunneling spectroscopy study of YBa2Cu3O7 thin films using a cryogenic scanning tunneling microscope  

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We have measured reproducible tunneling spectra on YBa2Cu3O7 (Tc?85 K) thin films (thickness ?2 ?m) with a cryogenic scanning tunneling microscope. We find that the I-V curves are generally of three types. The most common type, featured in a large majority of the data, shows a region of high conductance at zero bias. The amplitude of this region is inversely proportional to the tunneling resistance between the tip and sample. It is possible that this can be explained in terms of Josephson effects within the films, although an alternative is given based on electronic self-energy corrections. Data showing capacitive charging steps are analyzed in terms of two ultrasmall tunnel junctions in series.. Theoretical fits to the data give specific values of the junction parameters that are consistent with the assumed geometry of the tip probing an individual grain of the film. The third type of I-V curves exhibits negative differential resistance. We conclude that this phenomenon is probably due to tunneling to localized states in the surface oxide. We also present and discuss data with energy-gap-like behavior; the best example gives ? to be about 27 mV.

R. Wilkins, M. Amman, R. E. Soltis, E. Ben-Jacob, and R. C. Jaklevic

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

A Better Microscope  

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microscopio mejor microscopio mejor Avanzar Volver Principal ESTOY PERDIDO!!! Cuando Ud. utiliza ondas para detectar el mundo físico el problema con el que se enfrenta es que la calidad de la imagen está limitada por la longitud de onda que usted use. Nuestros ojos son sensibles a la luz visible, que tiene una longitud de onda del orden de los 0.0000005 metros. Esta longitud de onda es lo suficientemente pequeña como para que en nuestra vida diaria no notemos el problema de resolución asociado con la longitud de onda, ya que en general no necesitamos ver objetos que tengan tamaños del orden de los 0.0000005 metros. Sin embargo, la longitud de onda de la luz visible es demasiado grande para analizar cualquier objeto más pequeño que una célula. Para observar objetos bajo grandes aumentos, se deben usar ondas con menor longitud de

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Astronomy by microscope  

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......isotopic composition, enriched in both light and heavy...organic macromolecule, highly cross-linked, with...portion of them are highly-enriched in deuterium, carbon...energy densities and inventory of the material balance......

Monica M Grady

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MICROSCOPIC USES OF NANOGOLD.  

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Gold has been used for immunocytochemistry since 1971 when Faulk and Taylor discovered adsorption of antibodies to colloidal gold. It is an ideal label for electron microscopy (EM) due to its high atomic number, which scatters electrons efficiently, and the fact that preparative methods have been developed to make uniform particles in the appropriate size range of 5 to 30 nm. Use in light microscopy (LM) generally requires silver enhancement (autometallography; AMG) of these small gold particles. Significant advances in this field since that time have included a better understanding of the conditions for best antibody adsorption, more regular gold size production, adsorption of other useful molecules, like protein A, and advances in silver enhancement. Many studies have also been accomplished showing the usefulness of these techniques to cell biology and biomedical research. A further advance in this field was the development of Nanogold{trademark}, a 1.4 nm gold cluster. A significant difference from colloidal gold is that Nanogold is actually a coordination compound containing a gold core covalently linked to surface organic groups. These in turn may be covalently attached to antibodies. This approach to immunolabeling has several advantages compared to colloidal gold such as vastly better penetration into tissues, generally greater sensitivity, and higher density of labeling. Since Nanogold is covalently coupled to antibodies, it may also be directly coupled to almost any protein, peptide, carbohydrate, or molecule of interest, including molecules which do not adsorb to colloidal gold. This increases the range of probes possible, and expands the applications of gold labeling.

HAINFELD,J.F.POWELL,R.D.FURUYA,F.R.

2003-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The Student's Microscope  

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... with a plano-convex lens above it. The plane surface of the lens, slightly roughened, faces downwards. The distance between the convex upper surface of the lens and the ... (or nearly as high) as possible1, or put in such a position that the roughened surface of the lamp lens does not obtrude on the field of view2. Centring ...

JOHN R. BAKER

1967-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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What's new – microscopes  

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... of organic and inorganic materials, oxidation of metal powders, the behaviour on ignition of pyrotechnic mixtures.

1977-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

447

Electron microscope studies  

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This year our laboratory has continued to make progress in the design of electron-optical systems, in the study of structure-function relationships of large multi-subunit proteins, in the development of new image processing software and in achieving a workable sub-angstrom STEM. We present an algebraic approach to the symmetrical Einzel (unipotential) lens wherein we simplify the analysis by specifying a field shape that meets some preferred set of boundary or other conditions and then calculate the fields. In a second study we generalize this approach to study of three element electrostatic lenses of which the symmetrical Einzel lens is a particular form. The purpose is to develop a method for assisting in the design of a lens for a particular purpose. In our biological work we study a stable and functional dodecameric complex of globin chains from the hemoglobin of Lumbricus terrestris. This is a complex lacking the linker'' subunit first imaged in this lab and required for maintenance of the native structure. In addition, we do a complete work-up on the hemoglobin of the marine polychaete Eudistylia vancouverii demonstrating the presence of a hierarchy of globin complexes. We demonstrate stable field-emission in the sub-angstrom STEM and the preliminary alignment of the beam. We continue our exploration of a algorithms for alignment of sequences of protein and DNA. Our computer facilities now include four second generation RISC workstations and we continue to take increasing advantage of the floating-point and graphical performance of these devices.

Crewe, A.V.; Kapp, O.H.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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the microscopic description  

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at the Bragg peak Penetration Energy Stopping power dE/dx Electronic stopping Nuclear stopping Insulator gap How is energy deposited (ions...) Water Relativedose(%) Depth (mm) Energy Dose and dosimetry Energy electronic stopping Low Energy nuclear stopping Direct DNA ionization (photons, electron impact

Giraud, Olivier

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Fish scale deformation analysis using scanning electron microscope: New potential biomarker in aquatic environmental monitoring of aluminum and iron contamination  

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Fish scale has the potential to be a rapid biomarker due to its structure and high possibility to come into contact with any pollutant in the aquatic environment. The scale structure consists of osteoblastic cells and other bone materials such as collagen where it is possible to form a molecular complex with heavy metals such as aluminum and iron. Hence, aluminum and iron in water could possibly destroy the scale material and marked as a scale deformation that quantitatively could be analyzed by comparing it to the normal scale structure. Water sampling and fish cage experiment were performed between June and July 2011 in Porong river which represented the water body that has high aluminum and iron contamination. The filtered water samples were preserved and extracted using the acid-mixture procedure prior to measurement of the aluminum and iron concentrations using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES), while samples for total suspended solid (TSS) analysis were kept at 4 °C in cool-boxes. The scales were cleaned with sterile water, then dehydrated in 30, 50, 70, and 90% ethanol and dried on filter papers. They were then mounted on an aluminum stub and coated with gold in a sputter coater prior to Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) observation. According to the SEM analysis, it was found that there were several deformations on the scale samples taken from sites that have high concentrations of aluminum and iron i.e. the increasing number of pits, deformation and decreasing number of spherules and ridges while the control scale exhibited the normal features. However, the site with higher TSS and pH indicated lower aluminum effect. A moderate correlation was found between the number of pits with aluminum (r=0.43) and iron (r=0.41) concentrations. Fish scale deformation using SEM analysis can potentially be a rapid biomarker in aquatic monitoring of aluminum and iron contamination. However, the measurement must be accompanied by pH and TSS observations.

Hidayati, Dewi; Sulaiman, Norela; Othman, Shuhaimi; Ismail, B. S. [School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of the breakup cross sections in $^6$He+$^{12}$C reaction within high-energy approximation and microscopic optical potential  

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The breakup cross sections in the reaction $^6$He+$^{12}$C are calculated at about 40 MeV/nucleon using the high-energy approximation (HEA) and with the help of microscopic optical potentials (OP) of interaction with the target nucleus $^{12}$C of the projectile nucleus fragments $^4$He and 2n. Considering the di-neutron $h$=2n as a single particle the relative motion $h\\alpha$ wave function is estimated so that to explain both the separation energy of $h$ in $^6$He and the rms radius of the latter. The stripping and absorbtion total cross sections are calculated and their sum is compared with the total reaction cross section obtained within a double-folding microscopic OP for the $^6$He+$^{12}$C scattering. It is concluded that the breakup cross sections contribute in about 50% of the total reaction cross section.

E. V. Zemlyanaya; V. K. Lukyanov; K. V. Lukyanov

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The scanning soft X-ray microscope at Hasylab: imaging and spectroscopy of photoelectrons, photoluminescence, desorbed ions, reflected, scattered and transmitted light  

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The scanning soft X-ray microscope operating at Hasylab/Desy has been developed to combine lateral and temporal resolution, tunability and various conventional spectroscopy techniques. Different mirror optics are used to form a microprobe in the energy range 15–1500 eV. A grazing incidence ellipsoidal mirror provides a resolution of 1 ?m over the entire energy range, and in the vacuum ultraviolet region below 30 eV, 0.15 ?m can be achieved with a Pt-coated Schwarzschild objective. Due to the large working distance of the optics used, the detection and analysis of several surface signals are comparatively simple. Detectors and spectrometers for photoelectrons, luminescence, fluorescence, desorbed ions, reflected, scattered and transmitted light are built in permanently into the microscope. Furthermore, some combinations of the different methods can be used for simultaneous measurements. In this paper the technical developments of recent years are described. A short representation of some exemplary applications will give an insight into the work of our group and illustrate the characteristics of the microscope. The following topics are discussed: cross-luminescence of barium fluoride, visible luminescence and degradation of porous silicon, photoluminescence of ceramics, chemical contrast in photoemission spectroscopy, and Bragg reflection as a contrast mechanism in X-ray microscopy.

J Voss

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-throughput continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of Zn–Ce oxides: unprecedented solubility of Zn in the nanoparticle fluorite lattice  

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...was replaced with clean water (a minimum of 80ml being...were re-dispersed in water using an analogue vortex...were frozen in liquid nitrogen and then freeze-dried...at 200C with N2 (purge gas supplied by BOC, UK...5kW electrically powered water pre-heater was used...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Novel Denitrifying Bacterium Ochrobactrum anthropi YD50.2 Tolerates High Levels of Reactive Nitrogen Oxides  

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...was replaced with argon gas by purging for 15 min...production was analyzed by gas chromatography as described...to easily visualize N2 bubbles generated by denitrification...exopolysaccharide in activated sludge. Bioresour. Technol...production in high-strength wastewater. Water Res...

Yuki Doi; Naoki Takaya; Noboru Takizawa

2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Electro-Optical Evidence for the Chelate Effect at Semiconductor Surfaces  

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...Cyclohexane (EM Science; water) was purged with N2-Solutions...because of its sensitivity to water and the low concentrations...in K were due to the lower solubility of the diamines in cyclohexane...deposits occur from shallow water to outer shelf environments...

George C. Lisensky; Rona L. Penn; Catherine J. Murphy; Arthur B. Ellis

1990-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Implantable microenvironments to attract hematopoietic stem/cancer cells  

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...atypical hematopoietic cells that had a high nuclear:cytoplasm ratio consistent with the morphology of progenitor cells...the thickness was roughly 1.5 mm. A vacuum was applied for 3 ZZQQhy5 h to remove...N,N-tetramethylethylenediamine accelerator in N2 gas-purged deionized water by...

Jungwoo Lee; Matthew Li; Jack Milwid; Joshua Dunham; Claudio Vinegoni; Rostic Gorbatov; Yoshiko Iwamoto; Fangjing Wang; Keyue Shen; Kimberley Hatfield; Marianne Enger; Sahba Shafiee; Emmet McCormack; Benjamin L. Ebert; Ralph Weissleder; Martin L. Yarmush; Biju Parekkadan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards secondary ion mass spectrometry on the helium ion microscope: An experimental and simulation based feasibility study with He{sup +} and Ne{sup +} bombardment  

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The combination of the high-brightness He{sup +}/Ne{sup +} atomic level ion source with secondary ion mass spectrometry detection capabilities opens up the prospect of obtaining chemical information with high lateral resolution and high sensitivity on the Zeiss ORION helium ion microscope. The analytical performance in terms of sputtering yield, useful yield, and detection limit is studied and subsequently optimized by oxygen and cesium flooding. Detection limits down to 10{sup -6} and 10{sup -5} can be obtained for silicon using Ne{sup +} and He{sup +}, respectively. A simulation based study reveals furthermore that a lateral resolution <10 nm can be obtained.

Wirtz, T.; Vanhove, N.; Pillatsch, L.; Dowsett, D. [Department of Science and Analysis of Materials (SAM), Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, 41 rue du Brill, L-4422 Belvaux (Luxembourg); Sijbrandij, S.; Notte, J. [Carl Zeiss NTS LLC, One Corporation Way, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960 (United States)

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Searches for signals from microscopic black holes in processes of proton collisions at {radical} s = 7 TeV in the CMS experiment at the LHC  

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If the fundamental scale of multidimensional gravity is about one or several TeV units, microscopic black holes or objects referred to as string balls may be produced at the LHC. The most recent results obtained by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC from searches for such signals at the c.m. protoninteraction energy of 7 TeV and for an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb{sup -1}. Lower limits on the masses of objects of strongly acting gravity were set in the parameter region accessible to tests at the present time. Prospects for further research in this field are discussed.

Savina, M. V., E-mail: savina@cern.ch [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)

2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast supercontinuum fiber-laser based pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope for the investigation of electron spin dynamics in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution  

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We describe a two-color pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope which we have developed to investigate electron spin phenomena in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution. The key innovation of our microscope is the usage of an ultrafast “white light” supercontinuum fiber-laser source which provides access to the whole visible and near-infrared spectral range. Our Kerr microscope allows for the independent selection of the excitation and detection energy while avoiding the necessity to synchronize the pulse trains of two separate picosecond laser systems. The ability to independently tune the pump and probe wavelength enables the investigation of the influence of excitation energy on the optically induced electron spin dynamics in semiconductors. We demonstrate picosecond real-space imaging of the diffusive expansion of optically excited electron spin packets in a (110) GaAs quantum well sample to illustrate the capabilities of the instrument.

Henn, T.; Kiessling, T., E-mail: tobias.kiessling@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de; Ossau, W.; Molenkamp, L. W. [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)] [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany); Biermann, K.; Santos, P. V. [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)] [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)

2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microscopic nature of inhomogeneous line broadening: Analysis of the excitation-line-narrowing spectra of Cf4+ in CeF4  

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Optical transitions between 5f states of tetravalent californium ion doped (1 metal-atom %) into CeF4 exhibit unusually large inhomogeneous broadening. The nature of the inhomogeneous broadening in this system has been studied by using fluorescence line narrowing and excitation line narrowing (ELN). It is shown that the energy distributions of different electronic states of Cf4+ in this system are correlated. In the ELN experiments, reduced excitation linewidth was obtained when selectively monitoring fluorescence emission. A linear relation was observed between the excitation energies of crystal-field states of the G4?5 manifold and the fluorescence wavelength monitored across the inhomogeneous profile of a G6?5–F6?7 transition. Analysis of these results by means of a microscopic theory proposed by Laird and Skinner [J. Chem. Phys. 90, 3880 (1989)] has provided insights into the structural properties of this disordered system.

G. K. Liu; Jin Huang; James V. Beitz

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic microscopic study of pre-equilibrium giant resonance excitation and fusion in the reactions $^{132}$Sn+$^{48}$Ca and $^{124}$Sn+$^{40}$Ca  

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We study pre-equilibrium giant dipole resonance excitation and fusion in the neutron-rich system $^{132}$Sn+$^{48}$Ca at energies near the Coulomb barrier, and we compare photon yields and total fusion cross sections to those of the stable system $^{124}$Sn+$^{40}$Ca. The dynamic microscopic calculations are carried out on a three-dimensional lattice using both the Time-Dependent Hartree-Fock method and the Density Constrained TDHF method. We demonstrate that the peak of the GDR excitation spectrum occurs at a substantially lower energy than expected for an equilibrated system, thus reflecting the very large prolate elongation of the dinuclear complex during the early stages of fusion. Our theoretical fusion cross-sections for both systems agree reasonably well with recent data measured at HRIBF.

V. E. Oberacker; A. S. Umar; J. A. Maruhn; P. -G. Reinhard

2012-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of optical model results from a microscopic Schrödinger approach to nucleon-nucleus elastic scattering with those from a global Dirac phenomenology  

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Comparisons are made between results of calculations for intermediate energy nucleon-nucleus scattering for 12C, 16O, 40Ca, 90Zr, and 208Pb, using optical potentials obtained from global Dirac phenomenology and from a microscopic Schr\\"odinger model. Differential cross sections and spin observables for scattering from the set of five nuclei at 65 MeV and 200 MeV have been studied to assess the relative merits of each approach. Total reaction cross sections from proton-nucleus and total cross sections from neutron-nucleus scattering have been evaluated and compared with data for those five targets in the energy range 20 MeV to 800 MeV. The methods of analyses give results that compare well with experimental data in those energy regimes for which the procedures are suited.

P. K. Deb; B. C. Clark; S. Hama; K. Amos; S. Karataglidis; E. D. Cooper

2005-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

462

The microcanonical thermodynamics of finite systems: The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations, and the conditions for heat flow from lower to higher temperatures  

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Microcanonical thermodynamics [D. H. E. Gross Microcanonical Thermodynamics Phase Transitions in “Small” Systems (World Scientific Singapore 2001)] allows the application of statistical mechanics both to finite and even small systems and also to the largest self-gravitating ones. However one must reconsider the fundamental principles of statistical mechanics especially its key quantity entropy. Whereas in conventional thermostatistics the homogeneity and extensivity of the system and the concavity of its entropy are central conditions these fail for the systems considered here. For example at phase separation the entropy S ( E ) is necessarily convex to make e S ( E ) ? E ? T bimodal in E . Particularly as inhomogeneities and surface effects cannot be scaled away one must be careful with the standard arguments of splitting a system into two subsystems or bringing two systems into thermal contact with energy or particle exchange. Not only the volume part of the entropy must be considered; the addition of any other external constraint [A. Wehrl Rev. Mod. Phys.50 221 (1978)] such as a dividing surface or the enforcement of gradients of the energy or particle profile reduce the entropy. As will be shown here when removing such constraints in regions of a negative heat capacity the system may even relax under a flow of heat (energy) against a temperature slope. Thus the Clausius formulation of the second law: “Heat always flows from hot to cold ” can be violated. Temperature is not a necessary or fundamental control parameter of thermostatistics. However the second law is still satisfied and the total Boltzmannentropy increases. In the final sections of this paper the general microscopic mechanism leading to condensation and to the convexity of the microcanonical entropy at phase separation is sketched. Also the microscopic conditions for the existence (or nonexistence) of a critical end point of the phase separation are discussed. This is explained for the liquid-gas and the solid-liquidtransition.

D. H. E. Gross; J. F. Kenney

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Copper-64-diacetyl-bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone) Pharmacokinetics in FaDu Xenograft Tumors and Correlation With Microscopic Markers of Hypoxia  

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Purpose: The behavior of copper-64-diacetyl-bis(N(4)-methylthiosemicarbazone) ({sup 64}Cu-ATSM) in hypoxic tumors was examined through a combination of in vivo dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) and ex vivo autoradiographic and histologic evaluation using a xenograft model of head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma. Methods and Materials: {sup 64}Cu-ATSM was administered during dynamic PET imaging, and temporal changes in {sup 64}Cu-ATSM distribution within tumors were evaluated for at least 1 hour and up to 18 hours. Animals were sacrificed at either 1 hour (cohort A) or after 18 hours (cohort B) postinjection of radiotracer and autoradiography performed. Ex vivo analysis of microenvironment subregions was conducted by immunohistochemical staining for markers of hypoxia (pimonidazole hydrochloride) and blood flow (Hoechst-33342). Results: Kinetic analysis revealed rapid uptake of radiotracer by tumors. The net influx (K{sub i}) constant was 12-fold that of muscle, whereas the distribution volume (V{sub d}) was 5-fold. PET images showed large tumor-to-muscle ratios, which continually increased over the entire 18-hour course of imaging. However, no spatial changes in {sup 64}Cu-ATSM distribution occurred in PET imaging at 20 minutes postinjection. Microscopic intratumoral distribution of {sup 64}Cu-ATSM and pimonidazole were not correlated at 1 hour or after 18 hours postinjection, nor was {sup 64}Cu-ATSM and Hoechst-33342. Conclusions: The oxygen partial pressures at which {sup 64}Cu-ATSM and pimonidazole are reduced and bound in cells are theorized to be distinct and separable. However, this study demonstrated that microscopic distributions of these tracers within tumors are independent. Researchers have shown {sup 64}Cu-ATSM uptake to be specific to malignant expression, and this work has also demonstrated clear tumor targeting by the radiotracer.

McCall, Keisha C.; Humm, John L.; Bartlett, Rachel [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Reese, Megan [Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States); Carlin, Sean, E-mail: carlins@mskcc.org [Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)] [Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (United States)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TransForum v9n2 - PHEV Research  

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PHEVs Need Further Research for Acceptable Payback PHEVs Need Further Research for Acceptable Payback Fuel Consumption as a Function of Distance PHEV graph In order to double the fuel displacement obtained with a 4kWh battery, the battery size had to be quadrupled to 16kWh. Aymeric Rousseau and his team at Argonne studied the impact of real-world drive cycles on the fuel efficiency and costs of different plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) configurations. They found that while different PHEV configurations all demonstrated great potential for replacing gasoline (with less gasoline consumed as more electricity was used), the benefit of adding a larger battery seemed to decrease with increasing battery pack size. "In general, the larger the battery, the more fuel saved," said Rousseau, principal investigator of the vehicle modeling and simulation

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SSQ V1 N2_6june11_FINAL  

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2 2011 2 2011 Comments Questions or comments regarding the Stockpile Stewardship Quarterly should be directed to Terri.Batuyong@nnsa.doe.gov Technical Editor: Douglas Drake, Publication Editor: Millicent Mischo Inside This Issue Stockpile Stewardship Quarterly Defense Programs Stockpile Stewardship in Action Volume 1, Number 2 What do physicists and paparazzi have in common? They know that a picture is worth a thousand words! For this issue of the Stockpile Stewardship Quarterly, the theme is advances in imaging diagnostics. Not only do the images tell a story, as asserted in the old axiom, about the dynamics of high-explosives, laser or pulsed power-driven events, but they are also becoming very quantitative. The

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LiOH - N2H6Cl2  

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This document is part of Subvolume B ‘Densities of Binary Aqueous Systems and Heat Capacities of Liquid Systems’ of Volume 1 ‘Densities of Liquid Systems’ of Landolt-Börnstein - Group IV Physical Chemistry.

J. D’Ans; H. Surawski; C. Synowietz

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R5 TechComm N2 Keynotes 2011  

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Immunogold Electron Microscopy TC5-LM3 TC5-LM4 Fluorescent checking TC5-LM1 TC5-LM2 Confocal microscopy TC5-LM3 TC5-LM4 Fluorescence microscopy Auto- fluorescence Fluorescent staining Other samples TC5-LM5 Monoclonal antibody * TC4-E10 ELISA system TC4-E11 Epitope prediction TC5 TC5-EM1 SEM or TEM TC5-LM2

Wu, Yih-Min

468

Aspects of Four Dimensional N = 2 Field Theory  

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using six dimensional method. This requires introducing irregular singularity of Hithcin’s equation. Compactify four dimensional theory down to three dimensions, the corresponding N = 4 theory has the interesting mirror symmetry. The mirror theory...

Xie, Dan

2011-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of a stripping threshold for the reaction N2 ^++CH4?N2H^++CH3  

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reactions of positive ions have been found to proceed with no activa­ tion energT; (2) the most probable value of the product translational energy is about 0.1 eV lower than the value predicted by the spectator stripping model, 3 exactly the opposite... that the methyl fragment be produced with in­ ternal excitation. B. Reaction cross section a R The reaction cross section is calculated from the equation where Ie is the total reactively scattered product ion intensity, IA is the transmitted primary ion...

Wyatt, J. R.; Strattan, L. W.; Snyder, S. C.; Hierl, Peter M.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTROSTATIC (LANGMUIR) PROBE MEASUREMENTS IN RF DRIVEN He, N2, BCl3, AND BCl3/N2 PLASMAS  

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with similar kT e and N e values or using similar etching chemistries. 5 1.3. Plasma Chemistry?Reactive, Inert, and Inhibiting Species Previous work in the University of Kansas Plasma Research Laboratory (KU PRL or KU Plasma Research Lab) has focused...

Pathak, Bogdan Amaru

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DERIVATION AND SIMULATION RESULTS OF A HYBRID MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL FOR WATER PURGE SCHEDULING IN A FUEL CELL  

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, and can cause permanent degradation or damage. Water produced at the cathode catalyst layer will diffuse a lookup table of affine gains. 1 INTRODUCTION Water management is a critical issue for PEMFC operation resistance which leads to voltage loss), but flooding in the channels or catalyst layers is undesirable

Stefanopoulou, Anna

472

The desorption purge time and thermal stability of 1,3-butadiene in a charcoal sampling tube  

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Thermal desorption is a technique used in the recovery of sampled airborne organic compounds from solid adsorbent trapping media. There are several advantages of this technique over solvent desorption: 1) absence of the toxic solvent; 2) greater...

Xie, Jianghua

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

473

Flow Field in a Single-Stage Model Air Turbine With Seal Rings and Pre-Swirled Purge Flow.  

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??Modern gas turbines operate at high mainstream gas temperatures and pressures, which requires high durability materials. A method of preventing these hot gases from leaking… (more)

Dunn, Dennis Martin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses, I. Precision Study of Compounds Amenable to the Inert Gas-Purge-and-Trap Method  

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......computer data acquisition system for the practical storage and retrieval of all the data. Storage and retrieval of complete mass spectra are required...matrix used to prepare standard solutions. For seawater, highly contaminated waste water, etc......

Paul Olynyk; William L. Budde; James W. Eichelberger

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

The Effect of Temperature, Cations, and Number of Acyl Chains on the Lamellar to Non-Lamellar Transition in Lipid-A Membranes: A Microscopic View  

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Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are the main constituent of the outer bacterial membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. Lipid-A is the structural region of LPS that interacts with the innate immune system and induces inflammatory responses. It is formed by a phosphorylated ?-d-glucosaminyl-(1?6)-?-N-glucosamine disaccharide backbone containing ester-linked and amide-linked long-chain fatty acids, which may vary in length and number depending on the bacterial strains and the environment. Phenotypical variation (i.e., number of acyl chains), cation type, and temperature influence the phase transition, aggregate structure, and endotoxic activity of Lipid-A. We have applied an extension of the GROMOS force field 45a4 carbohydrate parameter set to investigate the behavior of hexa- and pentaacylated Lipid-A of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at two temperatures (300 and 328 K) and in the presence of mono- and divalent cations (represented by Ca2+ and Na+, respectively) through molecular dynamics simulations. The distinct phase of Lipid-A aggregates was characterized by structural properties, deuterium order parameters, the molecular shape of the lipid units (conical versus cylindrical), and molecular packing. Our results show that Na+ ions induce a transition from the lamellar to nonlamellar phase. In contrast, the bilayer integrity is maintained in the presence of Ca2+ ions. Through these findings, we present microscopic insights on the influence of different cations on the molecular behavior of Lipid-A associated with the lamellar to nonlamellar transition.

Pontes, Frederico J.; Rusu, Victor H.; Soares, Thereza A.; Lins, Roberto D.

2012-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Interstellar Simulations Using A Unified Microscopic-Macroscopic Monte Carlo Model with a full Gas-Grain Network including Bulk Diffusion in Ice Mantles  

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We have designed an improved algorithm that enables us to simulate the chemistry of cold dense interstellar clouds with a full gas-grain reaction network. The chemistry is treated by a unified microscopic-macroscopic Monte Carlo approach that includes photon penetration and bulk diffusion. To determine the significance of these two processes, we simulate the chemistry with three different models. In Model 1, we use an exponential treatment to follow how photons penetrate and photodissociate ice species throughout the grain mantle. Moreover, the products of photodissociation are allowed to diffuse via bulk diffusion and react within the ice mantle. Model 2 is similar to Model 1 but with a slower bulk diffusion rate. A reference Model 0, which only allows photodissociation reactions to occur on the top two layers, is also simulated. Photodesorption is assumed to occur from the top two layers in all three models. We found that the abundances of major stable species in grain mantles do not differ much among these...

Chang, Qiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combined Atomic Force Microscope-Based Topographical Imaging and Nanometer Scale Resolved Proximal Probe Thermal Desorption/Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry  

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Nanometer scale proximal probe thermal desorption/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (TD/ESI-MS) was demonstrated for molecular surface sampling of caffeine from a thin film using a 30 nm diameter nano-thermal analysis (nano-TA) probe tip in an atomic force microscope (AFM) coupled via a vapor transfer line and ESI interface to a MS detection platform. Using a probe temperature of 350 C and a spot sampling time of 30 s, conical desorption craters 250 nm in diameter and 100 nm deep were created as shown through subsequent topographical imaging of the surface within the same system. Automated sampling of a 5 x 2 array of spots, with 2 m spacing between spots, and real time selective detection of the desorbed caffeine using tandem mass spectrometry was also demonstrated. Estimated from the crater volume (~2x106 nm3), only about 10 amol (2 fg) of caffeine was liberated from each thermal desorption crater in the thin film. These results illustrate a relatively simple experimental setup and means to acquire in automated fashion sub-micrometer scale spatial sampling resolution and mass spectral detection of materials amenable to TD. The ability to achieve MS-based chemical imaging with 250 nm scale spatial resolution with this system is anticipated.

Ovchinnikova, Olga S [ORNL; Nikiforov, Maxim [ORNL; Bradshaw, James A [ORNL; Jesse, Stephen [ORNL; Van Berkel, Gary J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-dimensional imaging of copper pillars using x-ray tomography within a scanning electron microscope: A simulation study based on synchrotron data  

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While microelectronic devices are frequently characterized with surface-sensitive techniques having nanometer resolution, interconnections used in 3D integration require 3D imaging with high penetration depth and deep sub-micrometer spatial resolution. X-ray tomography is well adapted to this situation. In this context, the purpose of this study is to assess a versatile and turn-key tomographic system allowing for 3D x-ray nanotomography of copper pillars. The tomography tool uses the thin electron beam of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to provoke x-ray emission from specific metallic targets. Then, radiographs are recorded while the sample rotates in a conventional cone beam tomography scheme that ends up with 3D reconstructions of the pillar. Starting from copper pillars data, collected at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, we build a 3D numerical model of a copper pillar, paying particular attention to intermetallics. This model is then used to simulate physical radiographs of the pillar using the geometry of the SEM-hosted x-ray tomography system. Eventually, data are reconstructed and it is shown that the system makes it possible the quantification of 3D intermetallics volume in copper pillars. The paper also includes a prospective discussion about resolution issues.

Martin, N.; Bertheau, J.; Charbonnier, J.; Hugonnard, P.; Lorut, F. [ST Microelectronics, 850 Rue Jean Monnet, 38920 Crolles (France); Bleuet, P.; Tabary, J. [CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France); Laloum, D. [ST Microelectronics, 850 Rue Jean Monnet, 38920 Crolles (France); CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, 17 rue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

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Advanced electron microscopic techniques applied to the characterization of irradiation effects and fission product identification of irradiated TRISO coated particles from the AGR-1 experiment  

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Preliminary electron microscopy of coated fuel particles from the AGR-1 experiment was conducted using characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS). Microscopic quantification of fission-product precipitates was performed. Although numerous micro- and nano-sized precipitates observed in the coating layers during initial SEM characterization of the cross-sections, and in subsequent TEM diffraction patterns, were indexed as UPd{sub 2}Si{sub 2}, no Ag was conclusively found. Additionally, characterization of these precipitates highlighted the difficulty of measuring low concentrations of Ag in precipitates in the presence of significantly higher concentrations of Pd and U. The electron microscopy team followed a multi-directional and phased approach in the identification of fission products in irradiated TRISO fuel. The advanced electron microscopy techniques discussed in this paper, not only demonstrate the usefulness of the equipment (methods) as relevant research tools, but also provide relevant scientific results which increase the knowledge about TRISO fuel particles microstructure and fission products transport.

Rooyen, I.J. van; Lillo, T.M.; Trowbridge, T.L.; Madden, J.M. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83415-6188 (United States); Wu, Y.Q. [Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725-2090 (United States); Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 (United States); Goran, D. [Brucker Nano Gmbh, Berlin, 12489 (Germany)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between resistance-change effect in transition-metal oxides and secondary-electron contrast of scanning electron microscope images  

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Conductive atomic-force microscopy (C-AFM) writing is attracting attention as a technique for clarifying the switching mechanism of resistive random-access memory by providing a wide area filled with filaments, which can be regarded as one filament with large radius. The writing area on a nickel-oxide (NiO) film formed by conductive atomic-force microscopy was observed by scanning electron microscope, and a correlation between the contrast in a secondary-electron image (SEI) and the resistance written by C-AFM was revealed. In addition, the dependence of the SEI contrast on the beam accelerating voltage (V{sub accel}) suggests that the resistance-change effect occurs near the surface of the NiO film. As for the effects of electron irradiation and vacuum annealing on the C-AFM writing area, it was shown that the resistance-change effect is caused by exchange of oxygen with the atmosphere at the surface of the NiO film. This result suggests that the low-resistance and high-resistance areas are, respectively, p-type Ni{sub 1+{delta}}O ({delta} < 0) and insulating (stoichiometric) or n-type Ni{sub 1+{delta}}O ({delta}{>=} 0).

Kinoshita, K.; Kishida, S. [Department of Information and Electronics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama-Minami, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan); Tottori University Electronic Display Research Center, 522-2 Koyama-Kita, Tottori 680-0941 (Japan); Yoda, T. [Department of Information and Electronics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University, 4-101 Koyama-Minami, Tottori 680-8552 (Japan)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Local Resistance Profiling of Ultra Shallow Junction Annealed with Combination of Spike Lamp and Laser Annealing Processes using Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscope  

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Local resistance profiles of ultra shallow boron and arsenic implanted into silicon with energies of 2.0 and 4.0 keV and doses of 2.0x10{sup 15} and 1.0x10{sup 15} ions/cm{sup 2} activated by a combination of conventional spike lamp and laser annealing processes were measured by scanning spreading resistance microscope (SSRM) with a depth resolution of less than 10 nm. The lowest local resistance at the low resistance region in 2.0 keV boron implanted silicon with 1050 deg. C spike lamp annealing followed by 0.35 kW/mm{sup 2} laser annealing was half of that without laser annealing. The lowest local resistance at the low resistance region in the arsenic implanted silicon activated by 1050 deg. C spike lamp annealing followed by 0.39 kW/mm{sup 2} laser annealing was 74% lower than that followed by 0.36 kW/mm{sup 2} laser annealing. The lowest local resistances at the low resistance regions in the arsenic implanted silicon with 0.36 and 0.39 kW/mm{sup 2} laser annealing followed by 1050 deg. C spike lamp annealing were 41 and 33% lower than those with spike lamp annealing followed by laser annealing. Laser annealing followed by spike lamp annealing could suppress the diffusion of the impurities and was suitable for making the ultra shallow and low resistance regions.

Abo, Satoshi; Nishikawa, Kazuhisa; Ushigome, Naoya; Wakaya, Fujio; Takai, Mikio [Center for Quantum Science and Technology under Extreme Conditions, Osaka University, 1-3, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-8531 (Japan); Iwamatsu, Toshiaki; Oda, Hidekazu [Advanced Device Technology Department, Production and Technology Unit, Devices and Analysis Technology Division, Renesas Electronics Corporation, 751, Horiguchi, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, 312-8504 (Japan)

2011-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Analysis of Microscopic Ohmic Drop Effects on Steady-State and Transient Voltammetry at the Disk Microelectrode: A Quasi-Conformal Mapping Modeling and Simulation  

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It has been shown that microscopic distributions of electric potential and current density at a disk microelectrode affect the voltammetric waves at different degrees across the electrode surface due to the variation of elementary resistances and elementary current fluxes over the electrode surface which leads to nonlinear effects that have not been discussed in existing theoretical treatments of ohmic drop at microelectrodes. ... Thus where ? is the conductivity of the medium; cl is a current line issued from an elementary surface element of area ds1 located onto the microelectrode surface; dl is the differential length along this current line cl; ds is the elementary area of the cross-section (i.e., made along electrical isopotentials) of the current tube issued from the elementary surface ds1 at any value of l (l = 0 on the electrode surface and l ? ? when the reference equipotential is reached). ... All differential ring elements act in parallel and the overall resistance of the system of parallel resistances is given by: ...

Christian Amatore; Alexander Oleinick; Irina Svir

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Broadband Confocal and Multiphoton Microscope  

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biology, neurosciences, medical research. Today, it is a major challenge to penetrate deeper into samples with pulsed infrared lasers. Thanks to reduced absorption and scattering of the excitation light, two, Medical Faculty, University Heidelberg, Germany Top right: plathyneris spec. Courtesy of Dr. Leonid Nezlin

Adams, Mark

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Switchable stiffness scanning microscope probe  

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Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) has rapidly gained widespread utilization as an imaging device and micro/nano-manipulator during recent years. This thesis investigates the new concept of a dual stiffness scanning probe with ...

Mueller-Falcke, Clemens T. (Clemens Tobias)

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z