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  1. Nano-scale positioning, control and motion planning in hard disk drives

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    Boettcher, Uwe

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO Nano-scale Positioning, Control andABSTRACT OF THE DISSERTATION Nano-scale Positioning, Controlmm) height (mm) mini micro nano pico femto Figure 2.8:

  2. STM/AFM (PicoSPM) | EMSL

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    STMAFM (PicoSPM) STMAFM (PicoSPM) EMSL's Molecular Imaging, Inc. PicoSPM(tm) scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)atomic force microscopy (AFM) supports a wide range of...

  3. Femto-photography: capturing and visualizing the propagation of light

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    Velten, Andreas

    We present femto-photography, a novel imaging technique to capture and visualize the propagation of light. With an effective exposure time of 1.85 picoseconds (ps) per frame, we reconstruct movies of ultrafast events at ...

  4. Computing High Accuracy Power Spectra with Pico

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    William A. Fendt; Benjamin D. Wandelt

    2007-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the second release of Pico (Parameters for the Impatient COsmologist). Pico is a general purpose machine learning code which we have applied to computing the CMB power spectra and the WMAP likelihood. For this release, we have made improvements to the algorithm as well as the data sets used to train Pico, leading to a significant improvement in accuracy. For the 9 parameter nonflat case presented here Pico can on average compute the TT, TE and EE spectra to better than 1% of cosmic standard deviation for nearly all $\\ell$ values over a large region of parameter space. Performing a cosmological parameter analysis of current CMB and large scale structure data, we show that these power spectra give very accurate 1 and 2 dimensional parameter posteriors. We have extended Pico to allow computation of the tensor power spectrum and the matter transfer function. Pico runs about 1500 times faster than CAMB at the default accuracy and about 250,000 times faster at high accuracy. Training Pico can be done using massively parallel computing resources, including distributed computing projects such as Cosmology@Home. On the homepage for Pico, located at http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/pico, we provide new sets of regression coefficients and make the training code available for public use.

  5. Pico: Parameters for the Impatient Cosmologist

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    William A. Fendt; Benjamin D. Wandelt

    2006-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a fast, accurate, robust and flexible method of accelerating parameter estimation. This algorithm, called Pico, can compute the CMB power spectrum and matter transfer function as well as any computationally expensive likelihoods in a few milliseconds. By removing these bottlenecks from parameter estimation codes, Pico decreases their computational time by 1 or 2 orders of magnitude. Pico has several important properties. First, it is extremely fast and accurate over a large volume of parameter space. Furthermore, its accuracy can continue to be improved by using a larger training set. This method is generalizable to an arbitrary number of cosmological parameters and to any range of l-values in multipole space. Pico is approximately 3000 times faster than CAMB for flat models, and approximately 2000 times faster then the WMAP 3 year likelihood code. In this paper, we demonstrate that using Pico to compute power spectra and likelihoods produces parameter posteriors that are very similar to those using CAMB and the official WMAP3 code, but in only a fraction of the time. Pico and an interface to CosmoMC are made publicly available at http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/~bwandelt/pico/.

  6. Neutrino Nuclear Responses For Neutrino Studies In Nuclear Femto Laboratories

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    Ejiri, H. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Osaka 567-0047, Japan and Nuclear Science, Czech Technical University, Brehova, Prague (Czech Republic)

    2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutrinos are key particles for particle and astro-nuclear physics. Majorana neutrino masses and phases, solar and supernova neutrino productions and oscillations, and neutrino nuclear synthesis and fundamental weak interactions are well studied in nuclei as femto laboratories. Here neutrino nuclear responses are crucial for the neutrino studies. This reports briefly experimental studies of neutrino nuclear responses, charge exchange reactions on Ga to study nuclear responses for solar and {sup 51}Cr neutrinos, and {beta}{sup +} neutrino responses for {beta}{beta}-{nu} matrix elements and astro {nu} interactions by photon and muon probes.

  7. Controlled Dispensing and Mixing of Pico- to Nanoliter Volumes...

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    Dispensing and Mixing of Pico- to Nanoliter Volumes Using On-Demand Droplet-Based Microfluidics. Controlled Dispensing and Mixing of Pico- to Nanoliter Volumes Using On-Demand...

  8. Remote temperature measurements in femto-liter volumes using dual-focus-Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

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    Enderlein, Jörg

    Remote temperature measurements in femto-liter volumes using dual-focus-Fluorescence Correlation February 2009 DOI: 10.1039/b807910b Remote temperature measurements in microfluidic devices with micrometer for remote temperature measurements on a micrometer scale. We perform comparative temperature measurements

  9. Dmarche qualit au sein d'un laboratoire de recherche du CNRS: FEMTO-ST

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    également lancés dans la mise en place de la norme NF EN ISO 9001 afin d'obtenir une certification : recherche, qualité, laboratoires, label Carnot, ISO 9001, ISO/CEI 17025, Université de Franche-Comté, FEMTO décennies des laboratoires accrédités par le COFRAC selon le référentiel NF EN ISO/CEI 17025. Ainsi, le

  10. Activit bolomtres pour le 30m Pico Veleta

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    Leclercq, Samuel

    Activité bolomètres pour le 30m à Pico Veleta Samuel Leclercq Journal-club IRAM 13/06/07 #12;Menu = puissance si faible que plusieurs sources apparaissent au même endroit · Bruit thermodynamique (Johnson

  11. MHK Projects/OWC Pico Power Plant | Open Energy Information

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  12. MHK Technologies/European Pico Pilot Plant | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand Jump to: navigation, searchOfRose Bend < MHK Projects JumpPlaneElectric Buoy.jpgEnCurrentPico Pilot

  13. Microbiological, chemical, and sensory quality changes in Pico de gallo as affected by gamma radiation 

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    Miller, Gerald Howard

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was undertaken to gain a greater understanding of the effects of gamma radiation and storage at 2'C on the microbiological, sensorial and chemical quality of pico de gallo. Samples of pico de gallo were exposed to cobalt'o at a dose of I...

  14. Microbiological, chemical, and sensory quality changes in Pico de gallo as affected by gamma radiation

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    Miller, Gerald Howard

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was undertaken to gain a greater understanding of the effects of gamma radiation and storage at 2'C on the microbiological, sensorial and chemical quality of pico de gallo. Samples of pico de gallo were exposed to cobalt'o at a dose of I...

  15. Wireless, In Vivo Neural Recording using a Custom Integrated Bioamplifier and the Pico System

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    Slatton, Clint

    Instrument's MSP430 microprocessors, and Nordic Semiconductor's ultra low power, high bandwidth RF demonstrate the integration of the low-power amplifier with the Pico system and collect data from a live Collection System consists of the Pico Remote (battery-powered neural amplifiers, a neural data processor

  16. Nano Facts

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  17. | Link to Us | or Ads by Google Biomedical Nano Sensor Review Nano Nano Market Car Nano

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    Rogers, John A.

    | Link to Us | or Ads by Google Biomedical Nano Sensor Review Nano Nano Market Car Nano Printer optical cloaking design for invisibility Posted: Apr 2nd, 2007 Rationally designed smart nanotechnology | Reports | Encyclopædia | Events | Debate | Neat Stuff Home Database News Resources Nanowerk Nanomaterials

  18. Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility

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    Haviland, David

    Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden The Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility Nano technology for basic research and small commercial enterprises Director: Prof. David Haviland #12;Nano Fab Lab, Stockholm Sweden Nano-Lab Philosophy · Nanometer scale patterning and metrology · Broad spectrum of user research

  19. Nano-SIMS | EMSL

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    new-generation ion microprobe extends high spatial resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) analysis to extremely small areas (down to 50 nm) and volumes while...

  20. 78.1: Ultra Compact Polarization Recycling System for White Light LED based Pico-Projection System

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    78.1: Ultra Compact Polarization Recycling System for White Light LED based Pico-Projection System polarization recycling system, for white light LED based projectors, is proposed. White light LED is applied. In this paper, we propose an ultra compact polarization recycling system for white light LED based projection

  1. The Supramolecular NanoMaterials Group From Nano-Particles

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    The Supramolecular NanoMaterials Group From Nano-Particles to Nano-Polymers Francesco Stellacci Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT frstella@mit.edu #12;S u N M a G The Supramolecular NanoMaterials Group Supramolecular Materials Science Monolayer Protected Metal Nanoparticles Functionalized Carbon

  2. Nano-composite materials

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    Lee, Se-Hee; Tracy, C. Edwin; Pitts, J. Roland

    2010-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-composite materials are disclosed. An exemplary method of producing a nano-composite material may comprise co-sputtering a transition metal and a refractory metal in a reactive atmosphere. The method may also comprise co-depositing a transition metal and a refractory metal composite structure on a substrate. The method may further comprise thermally annealing the deposited transition metal and refractory metal composite structure in a reactive atmosphere.

  3. Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    1 Nano Research Facility Lab Safety Manual Nano Research Facility: Weining Wang Office: Brauer---chemical, biological, or radiological. Notify the lab manager, Dr. Yujie Xiong at 5-4530. Eye Contact: Promptly flush

  4. Nano-Machines Achieve Huge Mechanical Breakthrough

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    Leigh, David A.

    NANO TECH Nano-Machines Achieve Huge Mechanical Breakthrough Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Sep 08, 2005 that use molecular 'nano'-machines of this kind to help perform physical tasks. Nano-machines could also owners set to return to battered Orleans l Six dead, two missing after heavy rains hit Page 1 of 3Nano

  5. Nano-Punk For Tomorrow's People

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    Newfield, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-Punk for Tomorrow’s People By Christopher NewfieldMikhail Roco’s NBIC (nano- bio-info-cognitive) convergenceset in a Victorian-style nano era. Why Victorian? Perhaps

  6. Nano-Optoelectronic Integration on Silicon

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    Chen, Roger

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Crystal Si Nanopillars,” Nano Lett. , vol. 10, no. 11, pp.?V Nanowires on Silicon,” Nano Letters, vol. 4, no. 10, pp.and nanoribbon lasers,” Nano Letters, vol. 4, no. 2, pp.

  7. Electrospray neutralization process and apparatus for generation of nano-aerosol and nano-structured materials

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    Bailey, Charles L. (Cross Junction, VA); Morozov, Victor (Manassas, VA); Vsevolodov, Nikolai N. (Kensington, MD)

    2010-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The claimed invention describes methods and apparatuses for manufacturing nano-aerosols and nano-structured materials based on the neutralization of charged electrosprayed products with oppositely charged electrosprayed products. Electrosprayed products include molecular ions, nano-clusters and nano-fibers. Nano-aerosols can be generated when neutralization occurs in the gas phase. Neutralization of electrospan nano-fibers with molecular ions and charged nano-clusters may result in the formation of fibrous aerosols or free nano-mats. Nano-mats can also be produced on a suitable substrate, forming efficient nano-filters.

  8. Controlled Dispensing and Mixing of Pico- to Nanoliter Volumes Using On-Demand Droplet-Based Microfluidics

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    Sun, Xuefei; Tang, Keqi; Smith, Richard D.; Kelly, Ryan T.

    2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an integrated droplet-on-demand microfluidic platform for dispensing, mixing, incubating, extracting and analyzing by mass spectrometry pico- to nanoliter sized droplets. Droplet generation is accomplished using computer-controlled pneumatic valves. Controlled actuation of valves for different aqueous streams enables controlled dosing and rapid mixing of reagents within droplets in the droplet generation area or in a region with widening channel cross-section. Following incubation, which takes place while droplets travel in the oil stream, the droplet contents are extracted to an aqueous channel for subsequent ionization at an integrated nanoelectrospray emitter. As an initial demonstration of the platform, rapid enzymatic digestions of a model protein are performed in droplets and detected on-line by nanoelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry.

  9. Phase field simulation of kinetic superheating and melting of aluminum nanolayer irradiated by pico- and femtosecond laser

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    Seok Hwang, Yong [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)] [Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States); Levitas, Valery I. [Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)] [Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

    2013-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Two melting mechanisms are reproduced and quantified for superheating and melting of Al nanolayer irradiated by pico- and femtosecond laser using the advanced phase-field approach coupled with mechanics and a two-temperature model. At heating rates Q?79.04 K/ps induced by picosecond laser, two-sided barrierless surface melting forms two solid-melt interfaces, which meet near the center of a sample. The temperature for surface melting is a linear function, and for complete melting it is a cubic function, of logQ. At Q?300 K/ps induced by femtosecond laser, barrierless and homogeneous melting (without nucleation) at the sample center occurs faster than due to interface propagation. Good agreement with experimental melting time was achieved in a range of 0.95?Q?1290 K/ps without fitting of material parameters.

  10. Direct Nano-Patterning With Nano-Optic Devices

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    Meenashi Sundaram, Vijay

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    with the requirement for vacuum conditions limit the application of these techniques compared with nano-scale processing with laser ablation. Nano-patterning on a material with a laser requires confinement of the laser light to a nanometer spot. Even with a...

  11. NanoDays

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  12. Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks...

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    Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Synthesis and Properties of Nano Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Abstract: Nano sized zeolitic imidazolate frameworks nZIF-8...

  13. *SINAM NANO SEMINAR * Center for Scalable and Integrated NAnoManufacturing (SINAM) -NSF

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    Militzer, Burkhard

    *SINAM NANO SEMINAR * Center for Scalable and Integrated NAnoManufacturing (SINAM) - NSF Nanoscale and Integrated NAnoManufacturing (SINAM) Email:xz_asst@me.berkeley.edu Phone: 510.642.0390 Fax: 510.643.2311 #12;

  14. Nano-optomechanical transducer

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    Rakich, Peter T; El-Kady, Ihab F; Olsson, Roy H; Su, Mehmet Fatih; Reinke, Charles; Camacho, Ryan; Wang, Zheng; Davids, Paul

    2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A nano-optomechanical transducer provides ultrabroadband coherent optomechanical transduction based on Mach-wave emission that uses enhanced photon-phonon coupling efficiencies by low impedance effective phononic medium, both electrostriction and radiation pressure to boost and tailor optomechanical forces, and highly dispersive electromagnetic modes that amplify both electrostriction and radiation pressure. The optomechanical transducer provides a large operating bandwidth and high efficiency while simultaneously having a small size and minimal power consumption, enabling a host of transformative phonon and signal processing capabilities. These capabilities include optomechanical transduction via pulsed phonon emission and up-conversion, broadband stimulated phonon emission and amplification, picosecond pulsed phonon lasers, broadband phononic modulators, and ultrahigh bandwidth true time delay and signal processing technologies.

  15. Microsystems Micro and Nano Technologies

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    Ingrand, François

    , virtual prototyping · Microsystems reliability · Micro and nano systems for detection and actuation, nanophotonics, MOEMS and micro-optics · Power-electronics components, electrical and photovoltaic energy

  16. Direct measurement of the extraordinary optical momentum using a nano-cantilever

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    M. Antognozzi; S. Simpson; R. Harniman; J. Senior; R. Hayward; H. Hoerber; M. R. Dennis; A. Y. Bekshaev; K. Y. Bliokh; F. Nori

    2015-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Radiation pressure has been known since Kepler's observation that a comet's tail is always oriented away from the sun, and in the past centuries this phenomenon stimulated remarkable discoveries in electromagnetism, quantum physics and relativity [1-3]. In modern terms, the pressure of light is associated with the momentum of photons, which plays a crucial role in a variety of systems, from atomic [4-7] to astronomical [8,9] scales. Experience from these cases leads us to assume that the direction of the optical momentum and the radiation-pressure force are naturally aligned with the propagation of light, i.e., its wavevector. Here we report the direct observation of an extraordinary optical momentum and force directed perpendicular to the wavevector, and proportional to the optical spin (i.e., degree of circular polarization). This transverse spin-dependent optical force, a few orders of magnitude weaker than the usual radiation pressure, was recently predicted for evanescent waves [10] and other structured fields [11]. Fundamentally, it can be associated with the enigmatic "spin momentum," introduced by Belinfante in field theory 75 years ago [12-14]. We measure this unusual transverse momentum using a nano-cantilever with extremely low compliance (capable of femto-Newton resolution), which is immersed in an evanescent optical field directly above the total-internal-reflecting glass surface. Such sensors, perpendicular to a substrate, have already shown an extreme force resolution in various systems [15-19]. Our findings revisit fundamental momentum properties of light, while the experimental technique opens the way for precision measurements of fine optical forces in structured fields at subwavelength scales.

  17. Whither `nano' or `bio'? | Rob Ritchie So what's all this hype about `nano' and `bio'?

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    Ritchie, Robert

    OPINION Whither `nano' or `bio'? | Rob Ritchie So what's all this hype about `nano' and `bio of these words. Indeed, I've heard numerous people glibly state that, unless the title of your proposal has `nano! The nano revolution has certainly taken our field by storm. One constantly hears of the new paradigm ­ we

  18. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Ultrafast nano-oscillators based on interlayer-

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    Li, Teng

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Ultrafast nano-oscillators based on interlayer- bridged carbon nanoscrolls nano-oscillators based on carbon nanoscrolls (CNSs) using molecular dynamics simulations. Initiated of gigahertz. We demonstrate an effective strategy to reduce the dissipation of the CNS-based nano

  19. Preserving Diesel Exhaust Ultrafine (Nano-) Particulate Structure...

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    Preserving Diesel Exhaust Ultrafine (Nano-) Particulate Structure in Genotoxicity Studies to Support Engineering Development of Emission Controls Preserving Diesel Exhaust...

  20. Back The Pico Mountain

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  1. The Nano-Micro Interface Bridging the Micro

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    Cao, Guozhong

    The Nano-Micro Interface Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds. Edited by Hans-Jörg Fecht and Matthias- tion among researchers. The book The Nano-Micro Interface: Bridging the Micro and Nano Worlds fills one of these gaps. More specifically, this book, as its subtitle indicates, bridges the micro and nano worlds

  2. Direct Nano-Patterning With Nano-Optic Devices 

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    Meenashi Sundaram, Vijay

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    experimental conditions, Si samples after near field laser-material interactions were processed with buffered hydrogen fluoride solution 17 (BHF 7:1) for ten minutes and then scanned again with the AFM. Note that BHF selectively etches silicon dioxide... .................................................................... 17 Figure 5: Nano-patterns generated on silicon using nanosecond laser (a) before etching with BHF (b) after etching with BHF (c) protrusion after 900 laser pulses...

  3. Luminescent organosilicon polymers and sol-gel synthesis of nano-structured silica

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    Martinez, H. Paul

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    filled   hollow   silica   nano-­?   and   microshells  nano-­? extracting  sensor.   Conclusions   The   adsorptive   properties   of   hollow  

  4. SUB-NANO CLUSTERS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

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    Alexandrova, AN; Bouchard, L-S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Assembled Materials." ACS Nano 3: 244. Clayborne AP, Lopez-superconductivity, novel nano-based tunneling networks."narrow nanowires. ." Nano Lett. 5: Zhai H-J, Alexandrova AN,

  5. Nano-tribology of discrete track recording media

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    Yoon, Yeoungchin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    O. L. Warren and F. E. Talke, “ Nano-hardness testing withBhushan, Handbook of Micro/Nano Tribology 2 nd edition, CRCLu, B. Guelorget, H. Chen, “Nano-scratch and fretting wear

  6. Nano fabrication approaches for patterned magnetic recording media

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    Choi, Chulmin

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    domains into V-shaped grooves. Nano Letters, 2006. 6(10): p.of a diblock copolymer. Nano Letters, 2008. 8(9): p. Chuang,an ABC Triblock Terpolymer. Nano Letters, 2009. 9(12): p.

  7. New nano structure approaches for bulk thermoelectric materials

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    Kim, Jeonghoon

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Figure 29. Schematic of Nano-composite particle fabricationX-ray analysis) of nano-composite particles.. 45Handbook:Macro to Nano" (Ed: D. M. Rowe), Taylor and

  8. Nano for Business 2014: Partnering for Regional Success Our Fifth Nano for Business Conference!

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    Nano for Business 2014: Partnering for Regional Success Our Fifth Nano for Business Conference! Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 8:30-4:30 Lehigh University, Rauch Business Center Agenda: http://www.lehigh.edu/lnn/docs/Nano_for_Business CAMN members, Drexel faculty Meet business and university contacts and learn about: · Nanotechnology

  9. Atomic 'mismatch' creates nano 'dumbbells' | Argonne National...

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    Atomic 'mismatch' creates nano 'dumbbells' By Jared Sagoff * December 4, 2014 Tweet EmailPrint ARGONNE, Ill. - Like snowflakes, nanoparticles come in a wide variety of shapes and...

  10. CO2 Conversion By Nano Heaters

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    2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A graduate student named Oshadha Ranasingha created this animation on the research he performed on nano heaters while working at NETL.

  11. CO2 Conversion By Nano Heaters

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    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A graduate student named Oshadha Ranasingha created this animation on the research he performed on nano heaters while working at NETL.

  12. Adiabatic Tip-Plasmon Focusing for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy. ...

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    Adiabatic Tip-Plasmon Focusing for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy. Adiabatic Tip-Plasmon Focusing for Nano-Raman Spectroscopy. Abstract: True nanoscale optical spectroscopy requires the...

  13. Innovative Nano-structuring Routes for Novel ThermoelectricMaterials...

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    Nano-structuring Routes for Novel Thermoelectric Materials;Phonon Blocking & DOS Engineering Innovative Nano-structuring Routes for Novel Thermoelectric Materials;Phonon Blocking &...

  14. Development of Steel Fastener Nano-Ceramic Coatings for Corrosion...

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    Steel Fastener Nano-Ceramic Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Magnesium Parts (AMD-704) Development of Steel Fastener Nano-Ceramic Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Magnesium...

  15. Dipole nano-laser: Theory and properties

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    Ghannam, T., E-mail: gtalal@hotmail.com [King Abdullah Institute for Nano-Technology, King Saud University, PO Box 2454, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we outline the main quantum properties of the system of nano-based laser called Dipole Nano-Laser emphasizing mainly on its ability to produce coherent light and for different configurations such as different embedding materials and subjecting it to an external classical electric field.

  16. Parallel nano-Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A New Device for Combinatorial Analysis of Complex nano-Scale Material Systems

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    1 Parallel nano-Differential Scanning Calorimetry: A New Device for Combinatorial Analysis of Complex nano-Scale Material Systems Patrick James McCluskey, and Joost J. Vlassak Division of Engineering is presented for the combinatorial analysis of complex nano-scale material systems. The parallel nano

  17. Nano-crystal growth in cordierite glass ceramics studied with X-ray scattering

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    Bras, Wim

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-crystal growth in cordierite glass ceramics studiedmatrix in which crystalline nano-crystals are embedded. Bysample the Cr containing spinel nano crystals. In these SEM

  18. Synthetic Nano-Low Density Lipoprotein as Targeted Drug Delivery Vehicle for Glioblastoma Multiforme

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    Nikanjam, Mina; Blakely, Eleanor A.; Bjornstad, Kathleen A.; Shu, Xiao; Budinger, Thomas F.; Forte, Trudy M.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Synthetic Nano-Low Density Lipoprotein as Targeted Drugmicroemulsion; peptide; nano-low density lipoproteintherapeutic agents. A synthetic nano-LDL (nLDL) particle was

  19. Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber/Graphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity...

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    anode materials- Si nano coatingparticles supported by a 3-D network (mat) of nano graphene platelets (NGP)carbon nano-fibers (CNF). Phase 2: Technology Development (This...

  20. DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction

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    Oleg Gang

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Building on the idea of using DNA to link up nanoparticles scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have designed a molecular assembly line for high-precision nano-construction. Nanofabrication is essential for exploiting the unique properties of nanoparticl

  1. Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces

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    Sriraman, Sharan Ram

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of nano-structured surfaces on pool boiling heat transfer is explored in this study. Experiments are conducted in a cubical test chamber containing fluoroinert coolant (PF5060, Manufacturer: 3M Co.) as the working fluid. Pool boiling...

  2. NANO - "Green" metal oxides ... | ornl.gov

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    "Green" metal oxides ... Water and nano-sized particles isolated from trees, plants and algae are the ingredients of a new recipe for low-cost metal oxides that are widely used in...

  3. A nano-stepping robotic instrumentation platform

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    Wahab, Adam Joseph

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of an Autonomous Nano-stepping Tool (ANT) system is presented. Each ANT is a small, tripodal, robotic instrument capable of untethered precision motion within a quasi-three-dimensional workspace of arbitrary ...

  4. Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces 

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    Sriraman, Sharan Ram

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    experiments are conducted for saturation and subcooled conditions. Three different types of ordered nano-structured surfaces are fabricated using Step and flash imprint lithography on silicon substrates followed by Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) or Deep Reactive...

  5. Pool boiling on nano-finned surfaces 

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    Sriraman, Sharan Ram

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    experiments are conducted for saturation and subcooled conditions. Three different types of ordered nano-structured surfaces are fabricated using Step and flash imprint lithography on silicon substrates followed by Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) or Deep Reactive...

  6. Lipid bilayers on nano-templates

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    Noy, Aleksandr (Belmont, CA); Artyukhin, Alexander B. (Menlo Park, CA); Bakajin, Olgica (San Leandro, CA); Stoeve, Pieter (Davis, CA)

    2009-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A lipid bilayer on a nano-template comprising a nanotube or nanowire and a lipid bilayer around the nanotube or nanowire. One embodiment provides a method of fabricating a lipid bilayer on a nano-template comprising the steps of providing a nanotube or nanowire and forming a lipid bilayer around the polymer cushion. One embodiment provides a protein pore in the lipid bilayer. In one embodiment the protein pore is sensitive to specific agents

  7. In This Issue New Startup -NanoCarbon......................1

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    Chen, Ying

    ." (More) New Startup: NanoCarbon ­ Surfactant-free graphene Quantum Computers: Another giant leap ArtistIn This Issue · New Startup - NanoCarbon......................1 · Quantum Computers: Another giant leap.. ...1 · ANFF Design House... .............................2 · Annual Research Showcase

  8. Droplet Impingement Cooling Experiments on Nano-structured Surfaces 

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    Lin, Yen-Po

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    ), was defined based on the radial temperature profiles inside the impact zone to quantify the effects of the nano-structured surface in droplet cooling. Results indicate that larger effective cooling area can be achieved using nano-structured surface...

  9. Carbon nano-relays for low power switching

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    Milaninia, Kaveh Mehdi

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis two unique carbon based nanoelectromechanical switches or carbon nano-relays are demonstrated as a toolkit for investigating NEMs based low power switching. The first is a vertical carbon nano-relay, consisting ...

  10. Dynamics of heat transfer between nano systems

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    Svend-Age Biehs; Girish S. Agarwal

    2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a dynamical theory of heat transfer between two nano systems. In particular, we consider the resonant heat transfer between two nanoparticles due to the coupling of localized surface modes having a finite spectral width. We model the coupled nanosystem by two coupled quantum mechanical oscillators, each interacting with its own heat bath, and obtain a master equation for the dynamics of heat transfer. The damping rates in the master equation are related to the lifetimes of localized plasmons in the nanoparticles. We study the dynamics towards the steady state and establish connection with the standard theory of heat transfer in steady state. For strongly coupled nano particles we predict Rabi oscillations in the mean occupation number of surface plasmons in each nano particle.

  11. Nano-structured self-cleaning superhydrophobic glass

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    Kim, Jin Yeol

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L. -H. Chen, and S. Jin, NANO, 5(2), 1-7 (2010) 6. 50 nm DNAS. Jin, and J. N. Cha, ACS NANO, 3(8), 7. Effect of Plantcarbon nanotube forests. Nano lett. , 2003. 3(12): p. 1701-

  12. New nano structure approaches for bulk thermoelectric materials

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    Kim, Jeonghoon

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    erosion process for hollow nano-walled particles should beNano-grain structure in the Spark Eroded Bi-Sb-Te alloy particles .. 46 3.2.3 HollowHollow BiSbTe spheres Pulverized nanowall BST Nanocomposite TE alloy (Thin walled TE flakes + phonon scattering nano

  13. Peristaltic pumps work in nano scales

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    Farnoush Farahpour; Mohammad Reza Ejtehadi

    2013-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    A design for a pump is suggested which is based on well-known peristaltic pumps. In order to simply describe the operation of the proposed pump, an innovative interpretation of low Reynolds number swimmers is presented and thereafter a similar theoretical model would be suggested to quantify the behavior of the pumps. A coarse-grained molecular dynamic simulation is used to examine the theoretical predictions and measure the efficiency of the pump in nano scales. It is shown that this pump with a modest design is capable of being a good option for transport processes in nano scale.

  14. Nano-manipulation of diamond-based single photon sources

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    E. Ampem-Lassen; D. A. Simpson; B. C. Gibson; S. Trpkovski; F. M. Hossain; S. T. Huntington; K. Ganesan; L. C. L. Hollenberg; S. Prawer

    2009-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to manipulate nano-particles at the nano-scale is critical for the development of active quantum systems. This paper presents a new technique to manipulate diamond nano-crystals at the nano-scale using a scanning electron microscope, nano-manipulator and custom tapered optical fibre probes. The manipulation of a ~ 300 nm diamond crystal, containing a single nitrogen-vacancy centre, onto the endface of an optical fibre is demonstrated. The emission properties of the single photon source post manipulation are in excellent agreement with those observed on the original substrate.

  15. Nanotubes, Nanowires and Nano-electronics

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    composites have applications in integrated circuits, photonics, solar cells, and displays. ECE professor promising light sensitivity, and which could be used for developing future solar cells. Advances in Nano industrial uses. One potential application for single-walled nanotubes is electron emitters for flat-panel

  16. Appendix 1: Cases A pre-project on nano innovation in Danish Construction March 2007 1

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    Materials (SCMs) in Cement-based Materials iNANO research project: Jørgen Skibsted, Instrument CentreNanoByg Appendix 1: Cases A pre-project on nano innovation in Danish Construction ­ March 2007 1 Appendix 1: Cases 1 Nano structured material Case 1.1: Application of Nano-sized Supplementary Cementitious

  17. Nano watermill driven by the revolving charge

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    Zhou, Xiaoyan; Nie, Xuechuan; Wu, Fengmin; Liu, Yang; Lu, Hangjun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Using molecular dynamics simulations, we propose a novel nanoscale watermill for unidirectional transport of water molecules through a curved single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT). In this nanoscale system, a revolving charge is introduced to drive water chain confined inside the SWNT, which is served as nano waterwheel and nano engine. A resonance-like phenomenon is found that the revolving frequency of the charge plays a key role in pumping water chain. The water flux across the SWNT increases with respect to the revolving frequency of the external charge and reaches the maximum when the frequency is 4 THz. Correspondingly, the number of the hydrogen bonds of water chain inside the SWNT decreases dramatically with the frequency ranging from 4 THz to 25 THz. The mechanism behind the resonant phenomenon has been investigated systematically. Our findings are helpful for designing nanoscale fluidic devices and energy converters.

  18. Electrochemical method of producing nano-scaled graphene platelets

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    Zhamu, Aruna; Jang, Joan; Jang, Bor Z.

    2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of producing nano-scaled graphene platelets with an average thickness smaller than 30 nm from a layered graphite material. The method comprises (a) forming a carboxylic acid-intercalated graphite compound by an electrochemical reaction; (b) exposing the intercalated graphite compound to a thermal shock to produce exfoliated graphite; and (c) subjecting the exfoliated graphite to a mechanical shearing treatment to produce the nano-scaled graphene platelets. Preferred carboxylic acids are formic acid and acetic acid. The exfoliation step in the instant invention does not involve the evolution of undesirable species, such as NO.sub.x and SO.sub.x, which are common by-products of exfoliating conventional sulfuric or nitric acid-intercalated graphite compounds. The nano-scaled platelets are candidate reinforcement fillers for polymer nanocomposites. Nano-scaled graphene platelets are much lower-cost alternatives to carbon nano-tubes or carbon nano-fibers.

  19. Asphaltenes-based polymer nano-composites

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    Bowen, III, Daniel E

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Inventive composite materials are provided. The composite is preferably a nano-composite, and comprises an asphaltene, or a mixture of asphaltenes, blended with a polymer. The polymer can be any polymer in need of altered properties, including those selected from the group consisting of epoxies, acrylics, urethanes, silicones, cyanoacrylates, vulcanized rubber, phenol-formaldehyde, melamine-formaldehyde, urea-formaldehyde, imides, esters, cyanate esters, allyl resins.

  20. Nano-scale strengthening from grains, subgrains, and particles in Fe-based alloys

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    Lesuer, D. R.; Syn, C. K.; Sherby, O. D.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    x ULTRAFINE GRAINED MATERIALS Nano-scale strengthening fromSpringerlink.com Abstract Nano-scale strengthening has beenless than 20 h), develop nano-scale subgrains [15]. These

  1. Biomimicry using Nano-Engineered Enhanced Condensing Surfaces for Sustainable Fresh Water Technology

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    Al-Beaini, Sara

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanotube Forests”. In: Nano Letters 3 (2003), p. 1701. [37]Namib Desert Beetle”. In: Nano Letters 6.6 (2006), pp. 1213–Surface Energy”. In: ACS Nano 3.7 (2009), pp. 1703–1710. [

  2. Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility: Activity Report D. B. Haviland Activity Report

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    Haviland, David

    Albanova Nano Fabrication Facility: Activity Report D. B. Haviland Activity Report Albanova contains a report of the activity carried out in the Albanova Nano- Fabrication Facility, located...................................................................................................... 5 Appendix 1: Nano-Lab projects

  3. Micro/Nano-Scale Phase Change Systems for Thermal Management and Solar Energy Conversion Applications

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    Coso, Dusan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhancement in Pool Boiling of Nano-fluids,” InternationalLiquid Spreading Due to Nano/Microstructures on the CriticalWicking Action of Micro/Nano Structures on Pool Boiling

  4. Numerical Study of Coulomb Scattering Effects on Electron Beam from a Nano-Tip

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    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electron beam emitted from a nano- tip. We found that theon Electron Beam from a Nano-Tip ? J. Qiang † , J. Corlett,Switzerland ‡ Abstract Nano-tips with high acceleration

  5. Carbon Based Nano-Materials Research, Development and Applications in Optoelectronics

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    Wang, Feihu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Lett. 4, 35-39 (2004).on Clean Substrates. Nano Lett. 9, 3137-3141 Dalton, A. B.Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube. Nano Lett. 5, Wu, Z. et al.

  6. Nano-scale magnetic film formation by decompression of supercritical CO?/ferric acetylacetonate solutions

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    De Dea, Silvia

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GROWTH OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC FILMS USING CO 2 RESS EX-113 GROWTH OF NANO-SCALE MAGNETIC FILMS USING A SUPERCRIT-of EDX analysis on nano-scale ?lms. . . . . . . . . . . 109

  7. Annealing Simulations of Nano-Sized Amorphous Structures in SiC...

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    Simulations of Nano-Sized Amorphous Structures in SiC. Annealing Simulations of Nano-Sized Amorphous Structures in SiC. Abstract: A two-dimensional model of a nano-sized amorphous...

  8. Investigation of growth, coverage and effectiveness of plasma assisted nano-films of fluorocarbon

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    Mukhopadhyay, Sharmila M.

    Investigation of growth, coverage and effectiveness of plasma assisted nano-films of fluorocarbon and uneven shaped nano-materials. In this paper, results on plasma-assisted nano-scale fluorocarbon films

  9. Electrosynthesis of nanofibers and nano-composite films | OSTI...

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    Electrosynthesis of nanofibers and nano-composite films Re-direct Destination: A method for producing an array of oriented nanofibers that involves forming a solution that includes...

  10. Decomposition Pathway of Ammonia Borane on the Surface of nano...

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    nano-BN. Abstract: Ammonia borane (AB) is under significant investigation as a possible hydrogen storage material. While many chemical additives have been demonstrated to have a...

  11. Nonlinear coupling of nano mechanical resonators to Josephson quantum circuits

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    Xingxiang Zhou; Ari Mizel

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a technique to couple the position operator of a nano mechanical resonator to a SQUID device by modulating its magnetic flux bias. By tuning the magnetic field properly, either linear or quadratic couplings can be realized, with a discretely adjustable coupling strength. This provides a way to realize coherent nonlinear effects in a nano mechanical resonator by coupling it to a Josephson quantum circuit. As an example, we show how squeezing of the nano mechanical resonator state can be realized with this technique. We also propose a simple method to measure the uncertainty in the position of the nano mechanical resonator without quantum state tomography.

  12. Nano-mechanical plasmonic phase modulator with potential for...

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    Nano-mechanical plasmonic phase modulator with potential for electronics April 3, 2015 Tweet EmailPrint Using standard semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a team from Argonne's...

  13. Effect Of Chromium Underlayer On The Properties Of Nano-Crystalline...

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    Of Chromium Underlayer On The Properties Of Nano-Crystalline Diamond Films. Effect Of Chromium Underlayer On The Properties Of Nano-Crystalline Diamond Films. Abstract: This paper...

  14. Laminar Flame Speeds of Nano-Aluminum/Methane Hybrid Mixtures

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    Sikes, Travis

    2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

    so that the mass of suspended nano-particles could be determined as a function of time up until combustion has occurred. The particles used in these experiments were aluminum nano-particles with a manufacturer-stated average fundamental particle size...

  15. (WPI-iCeMS) Pure Nano Drugs*

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    Takada, Shoji

    (WPI-iCeMS) SN-38 50 nm * Pure Nano Drugs* SN-38 10 HepG2* JST (-STEP Permeation and Retention (EPR)* EPR 20100 nm SN-38 SN-38 * SN-38 * SN-38 20 SN-38 Pure Nano Drugs

  16. Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales: Breaking

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    Ballarini, Roberto

    Structural Testing at the Micro and Nano Scales: Breaking Invisible Specimens With Zero Force). "Nano measurements with micro devices: mechanical properties of hydrated collagen fibrils," J. of the R tangential slots · Fuel swirls in the spin chamber and exits through the orifice in a hollow conical spray

  17. NANO-INDENTATION OF COPPER THIN FILMS ON SILICON SUBSTRATES

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    Suresh, Subra

    on the nano-indentation of polycrystalline Cu thin films, of three different thicknesses) Si substrates. The films were then vacuum-annealed at 475°C for 1 h. The resulting polycrystalline. A diamond Berkovich pyramid indentor with a tip radius, R 50 nm, was used. It is known from nano

  18. Cima NanoTech | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are beingZealand JumpConceptual Model, click here.TelluricPower InternationalChuichu,Cima NanoTech Jump to: navigation,

  19. Nano Communication Networks Update | GE Global Research

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > The EnergyCenterDioxide CaptureSee theOilNREL inNano Communication

  20. Nano Nouvelle Pty Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLu anMicrogreenMoonNASA/AmesNS Solar05ZipNandanNanjingNano

  1. NanoPV Corporation | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: Energy ResourcesOcean EnergyEnergyNanceNanoMas Technologies

  2. NanoeXa | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: Energy ResourcesOcean EnergyEnergyNanceNanoMas

  3. Nano-compact disks with 400 Gbit/in2 storage density fabricated

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    Nano-compact disks with 400 Gbit/in2 storage density fabricated using nanoimprint lithography and read with proximal probe Peter R. Kraussa) and Stephen Y. Choub) NanoStructure Laboratory, Department for publication 30 September 1997 Nano-compact disks Nano-CDs with 400 Gbit/in2 topographical bit density nearly

  4. Jaszczak et al. 1 MICRO-AND NANO-SCALE GRAPHITE CONES AND TUBES FROM HACKMAN

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    Jaszczak, John A.

    of micro- and nano-scale RGS. The largest of the RGS are hollow scrolls, with the c-axis predominantly at the micro- and nano-scales. The nano-scale cones tend not to be hollow and may have a cone-helix structureJaszczak et al. 1 MICRO- AND NANO-SCALE GRAPHITE CONES AND TUBES FROM HACKMAN VALLEY, KOLA

  5. Qubits from tight knots and bent nano-bars

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    Victor Atanasov; Rossen Dandoloff

    2008-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a novel mechanism for creating a qubit based on a tight knot, that is a nano-quantum wire system so small and so cold as to be quantum coherent with respect to curvature-induced effects. To establish tight knots as legitimate candidates for qubits, we propose an effective curvature-induced potential that produces the two-level system and identify the tunnel coupling between the two local states. We propose also a different design of nano-mechanical qubit based on twisted nano-rods. We describe how both devices can be manipulated. Also we outline possible decoherence channels, detection schemes and experimental setups.

  6. Method of producing nano-scaled inorganic platelets

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    Zhamu, Aruna; Jang, Bor Z.

    2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method of exfoliating a layered material (e.g., transition metal dichalcogenide) to produce nano-scaled platelets having a thickness smaller than 100 nm, typically smaller than 10 nm. The method comprises (a) dispersing particles of a non-graphite laminar compound in a liquid medium containing therein a surfactant or dispersing agent to obtain a stable suspension or slurry; and (b) exposing the suspension or slurry to ultrasonic waves at an energy level for a sufficient length of time to produce separated nano-scaled platelets. The nano-scaled platelets are candidate reinforcement fillers for polymer nanocomposites.

  7. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl104227t |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    Greer, Julia R.

    r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl104227t |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000.doi.org/10.1021/nl104227t |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000­00

  8. Nano-High: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lecture on Materials

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    Nano-High, a program of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a series of free Saturday morning talks by internationally recognized leaders in scientific research. The talks are designed...

  9. New nano-mechanical plasmonic phase modulator offers electronics...

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    and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has demonstrated a nano-mechanical plasmon phase modulator that can control and manipulate the flow of plasmons at the nanoscale...

  10. Nano-scale scratching in chemical-mechanical polishing

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    Eusner, Thor

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) process, a critical step in the manufacture of ultra-large-scale integrated (ULSI) semiconductor devices, undesirable nano-scale scratches are formed on the surfaces being ...

  11. Water adsorption on aggregates of spherical aerosol nano particles

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    Nie, Chu

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A three dimensional integral equation is developed in order to compute water adsorption onto aggregates of spherical aerosol nano particles. The integral equation is derived from molecular density functional theory, with a weighted density...

  12. The robust assembly of small symmetric nano-shells

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    Jef Wagner; Roya Zandi

    2014-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Highly symmetric nano-shells are found in many biological systems, such as clathrin cages and viral shells. Several studies have shown that symmetric shells appear in nature as a result of the free energy minimization of a generic interaction between their constituent subunits. We examine the physical basis for the formation of symmetric shells, and using a minimal model we demonstrate that these structures can readily grow from identical subunits under non equilibrium conditions. Our model of nano-shell assembly shows that the spontaneous curvature regulates the size of the shell while the mechanical properties of the subunit determines the symmetry of the assembled structure. Understanding the minimum requirements for the formation of closed nano-shells is a necessary step towards engineering of nano-containers, which will have far reaching impact in both material science and medicine.

  13. Optical Nano-Imaging of Graphene and Beyond | Argonne National...

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    Optical Nano-Imaging of Graphene and Beyond April 6, 2015 4:00PM to 5:00PM Presenter Zhe Fei, CNM Location Building 241 Type Seminar Series Integrated Imaging Initiative Seminar...

  14. In situ XAS Characterization of Catalytic Nano-Materials with...

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    XAS Characterization of Catalytic Nano-Materials with Applications to Fuel Cells and Batteries Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:00am SLAC, Conference Room 137-322 Presented by Qingying...

  15. Adsorbed Polymer and NOM Limits Adhesion and Toxicity of Nano

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    Adsorbed Polymer and NOM Limits Adhesion and Toxicity of Nano Scale Zerovalent Iron to E. coli Z H. Here we assess the effect that adsorbed synthetic polymers and natural organic matter

  16. Latent heat fluxes through nano-engineered porous materials

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    Traum, Matthew J. (Matthew Jason), 1977-

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Micro- and nano-scale truss architectures provide mechanical strength, light weight, and breatheability in polymer barriers. Liquid evaporation and transport of resulting vapor through truss voids (pores) cools surfaces ...

  17. Development of Micromachined Probes for Bio-Nano Applications 

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    Yapici, Murat K.

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    of providing very fine, micro/nano scale interaction with matter; along with a broad range of applications made possible by incorporating MEMS sensing and actuation techniques. Micromachined probes consist of a well-defined tip structure that determines...

  18. A New Route to Nano Self-Assembly

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    to Nano Self-Assembly Print Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:00 If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will have to be able to make something of...

  19. Supramolecular NanoStamping (SuNS) : fabricating nano/bio devices using DNA as a movable type

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    Yu, Arum Amy

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    When a useful device is developed, it always requires a mass-production technique to industrialize it. In the era of nano/biotechnology, the development of printing techniques has not followed the speed of the inventions ...

  20. Nano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology for Ultra-Low Energy Digital Integrated Circuits

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    Nathanael, Rhesa

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology 3.1 Introduction Nano-electro-mechanical (NEM)improvements, a scaled nano-relay technology with optimizedNano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology

  1. Formation of surface nano-structures by plasma expansion induced by highly charged ions

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    Moslem, W. M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Port Said University, Port Said (Egypt); Centre for Theoretical Physics, The British University in Egypt (BUE), El-Shorouk City, Cairo (Egypt) and International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); El-Said, A. S. [Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Nuclear and Radiation Physics Laboratory, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, 35516 Mansoura (Egypt) and Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Bautzner Landstr. 128, 01328 Dresden (Germany)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Slow highly charged ions (HCIs) create surface nano-structures (nano-hillocks) on the quartz surface. The formation of hillocks was only possible by surpassing a potential energy threshold. By using the plasma expansion approach with suitable hydrodynamic equations, the creation mechanism of the nano-hillocks induced by HCIs is explained. Numerical analysis reveal that within the nanoscale created plasma region, the increase of the temperature causes an increase of the self-similar solution validity domain, and consequently the surface nano-hillocks become taller. Furthermore, the presence of the negative (positive) nano-dust particles would lead to increase (decrease) the nano-hillocks height.

  2. 'Nano'tubes, Surface Area & NanoSolar Cells | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The Future of Bad CholesteroliManage#AskEnergySaver: LEDEDTSaving'Nano'tubes,

  3. NanoComposite Stainless Steel Powder Technologies

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    DeHoff, R.; Glasgow, C. (MesoCoat, Inc.)

    2012-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been investigating a new class of Fe-based amorphous material stemming from a DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiative in structural amorphous metals. Further engineering of the original SAM materials such as chemistry modifications and manufacturing processes, has led to the development of a class of Fe based amorphous materials that upon processing, devitrify into a nearly homogeneous distribution of nano sized complex metal carbides and borides. The powder material is produced through the gas atomization process and subsequently utilized by several methods; laser fusing as a coating to existing components or bulk consolidated into new components through various powder metallurgy techniques (vacuum hot pressing, Dynaforge, and hot isostatic pressing). The unique fine scale distribution of microstructural features yields a material with high hardness and wear resistance compared to material produced through conventional processing techniques such as casting while maintaining adequate fracture toughness. Several compositions have been examined including those specifically designed for high hardness and wear resistance and a composition specifically tailored to devitrify into an austenitic matrix (similar to a stainless steel) which poses improved corrosion behavior.

  4. Novel Laser-Based Manufacturing of nano-LiFePO4-Based Materials for High Power Li Ion Batteries

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    Horne, Craig R.; Jaiswal, Abhishek; Chang, On; Crane, S.; Doeff, Marca M.; Wang, Emile

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    17-18, 2007 Novel Laser-Based Manufacturing of nano-LiFePO 4laser-based process for synthesizing nanomaterials, NanoParticle Manufacturing (

  5. Hybrid Rocket Burning Rate Enhancement by Nano-Scale Additives in HTPB Fuel Grains

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    Thomas, James C

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Low regression rates in hybrid rockets limit their use and capability, but additive aluminum nano-particles represent a possible solution to this problem. In this thesis, aluminum nano-particles were characterized and added to hybrid motor grains...

  6. Formation of nano-crystalline todorokite from biogenic Mn Xiong Han Feng a,1

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Formation of nano-crystalline todorokite from biogenic Mn oxides Xiong Han Feng a,1 , Mengqiang Zhu oxides in the environment. Additionally this method may be a viable biosynthesis route for porous, nano

  7. Reductive Sequestration Of Pertechnetate (99TcO4-) By Nano Zerovalent...

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    Sequestration Of Pertechnetate (99TcO4-) By Nano Zerovalent Iron (nZVI) Transformed By Abiotic Sulfide. Reductive Sequestration Of Pertechnetate (99TcO4-) By Nano Zerovalent Iron...

  8. Reversible nano-structuring of SrCrO3-? through oxidization...

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    nano-structuring of SrCrO3- through oxidization and reduction at low temperatures. Reversible nano-structuring of SrCrO3- through oxidization and reduction at low temperatures....

  9. Photothermal nano-cavities for ultra-sensitive chem-bio detection

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    Hu, Juejun

    Nano-cavity photothermal spectroscopy is a novel technique for ultra-sensitive chem-bio detection. We illustrate that through simultaneous localization of optical and thermal interactions in a planar nano-cavity, detection ...

  10. POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Single-chain Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nano-scale

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    POLYMER PROGRAM SEMINAR "Single-chain Nanoparticles: Synthesis of Nano-scale Architectures:00 AM, IMS Room 20 Recent efforts by our lab to fold single polymer chains into nano

  11. Nature of Nano-Sized Plutonium Particles in Soils at the Hanford...

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    Nano-Sized Plutonium Particles in Soils at the Hanford Site. Nature of Nano-Sized Plutonium Particles in Soils at the Hanford Site. Abstract: The occurrence of plutonium dioxide...

  12. The Enzyme-mimic Activity of Ferric Nano-Core Residing in Ferritin...

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    The Enzyme-mimic Activity of Ferric Nano-Core Residing in Ferritin and Its Biosensing Applications. The Enzyme-mimic Activity of Ferric Nano-Core Residing in Ferritin and Its...

  13. Symposium: Micro & Nano Fluidics 2014 Nanotech 2014 (17th) Conference History

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    Oh, Kwang W.

    | Photonic Materials & Devices | Soft Matter and Colloids | Bio Nano Materials | Nanostructured Coatings Infrastructure | Modeling & Simulation at the Nanoscale | Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Advanced Materials & NEMS Devices & Applications | Organic, Flexible and Printed Electronics | Photonic Materials & Devices

  14. Hybrid Rocket Burning Rate Enhancement by Nano-Scale Additives in HTPB Fuel Grains 

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    Thomas, James C

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Low regression rates in hybrid rockets limit their use and capability, but additive aluminum nano-particles represent a possible solution to this problem. In this thesis, aluminum nano-particles were characterized and added to hybrid motor grains...

  15. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer 98 (2006) 220237

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    Pilon, Laurent

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    to the local time and length scales [1]. Of late, with the advent of ultra-short pulsed lasers, this assumption of the order of pico- and femto-seconds. Ultra-short pulsed lasers are used in a wide variety of applications particles from surfaces, optical data storage, optical ablation and ablation of polymers [2]. Ultra-short

  16. Nonlinear viscoelastic dynamics of nano-confined water

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    Tai-De Li; Elisa Riedo

    2007-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The viscoelastic dynamics of nano-confined water is studied by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM). We observe a nonlinear viscoelastic behavior remarkably similar to that widely observed in metastable complex fluids. We show that the origin of the measured nonlinear viscoelasticity in nano-confined water is a strain rate dependent relaxation time and slow dynamics. By measuring the viscoelastic modulus at different frequencies and strains, we find that the intrinsic relaxation time of nano-confined water is in the range 0.1-0.0001 s, orders of magnitude longer than that of bulk water, and comparable to the dielectric relaxation time measured in supercooled water at 170-210 K.

  17. Fabrication of nano-structural arrays by channeling pulsed atomic beams through an intensity-modulated

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    Zhu, Xiangdong

    Fabrication of nano-structural arrays by channeling pulsed atomic beams through an intensity-dimensional nano-structure arrays by passing a pulsed atomic beam through an intensity-modulated continuous of ``cooling'' along the longitudinal direction. This enables fabrication of vertically heterogeneous nano

  18. The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology UHUJ Nano-Art

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    Simon, Emmanuel

    The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology UHUJ Nano-Art Annual Conference of works of art based on nanotechnology. Prizes will be awarded to top three selected works. Nano-Art features nanolandscapes, natural or manmade structures of matter at the nano (sub- micro) scale, e

  19. Nano Res (2010) 3: 170173170 Synthesis and Characterization of WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes with

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    Davis, Ben G.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano Res (2010) 3: 170­173170 Synthesis and Characterization of WS2 Inorganic Nanotubes]. Folding and bonding of edge atoms on the periphery of the quasi two-dimensional planar nano- structure this nanotubular structure is suitable for capillary filling using molten metal halides. Nano Res (2010) 3: 170

  20. NANO CENTER Annual Conference 2014 Wednesday April 23, 2014 Thursday April 24, 2014

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    Einat, Aharonov

    NANO CENTER Annual Conference 2014 Wednesday April 23, 2014 Thursday April 24, 2014 Royal Rimonim Transport in Single DNA-Based Molecules Yehonadav Bekenstein, Chem & Phys Nano Prize Winner Patterned Research Development of Novel Nano Delivery Systems of Hydrophilic Biomacromolecules for Improved Therapy

  1. Nano-mineralogy studies by advanced electron microscopy Chi Ma and George R. Rossman

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    Ma, Chi

    Nano-mineralogy studies by advanced electron microscopy Chi Ma and George R. Rossman Division and planetary materials easier and faster down to nano-scales. Small but new minerals with important geological significance are being discovered. Nano-features are being discovered in many common minerals and gems, which

  2. PERSPECTIVES Nano-to-Microscale Mechanical Switches and Fuses Mediate Adhesive Contacts between

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    Heinrich, Volkmar

    PERSPECTIVES Nano-to-Microscale Mechanical Switches and Fuses Mediate Adhesive Contacts between to their molecular origins. The present work focuses on nano-to-microscale regulatory aspects that mediate and that they had to be primarily mechanical. Accordingly, our experimental approach was to study in vitro the nano

  3. Nano-criticality in small CoO particles To Kenneth Wilson, Cornell, USA

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    Nano-criticality in small CoO particles To Kenneth Wilson, Cornell, USA "for his theory a neutron scattering study of CoO bulk and nano-powders, we have measured the critical magnetic scattering), and theC -n magnetic coherence length xµ(-e) . We have found a bof 0.31 and 0.35 for bulk and nano

  4. DNA "Nano-Claw": Logic-Based Autonomous Cancer Targeting and Mingxu You,,

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    Tan, Weihong

    DNA "Nano-Claw": Logic-Based Autonomous Cancer Targeting and Therapy Mingxu You,, Lu Peng, Na Shao for Research at the Bio/Nano Interface, Shands Cancer Center, UF Genetics Institute, McKnight Brain Institute a DNA- based device, called "Nano-Claw". Combining the special structure-switching properties of DNA

  5. The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology UHUJ Nano-Art

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    Einat, Aharonov

    The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology UHUJ Nano-Art Annual Conference of art based on nanotechnology. Prizes will be awarded to top three selected works. Nano-Art features nanolandscapes, natural or manmade structures of matter at the nano scale, e.g., molecular and atomic scales

  6. Elastic properties of transparent nano-polycrystalline diamond measured by GHz-ultrasonic interferometry and resonant

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    Jacobsen, Steven D.

    Elastic properties of transparent nano-polycrystalline diamond measured by GHz-ultrasonic interferometry Sphere resonance Nano-polycrystalline diamond NPD Elastic properties Superhard materials a b s t r a c t The sound velocities and elastic moduli of transparent nano-polycrystalline diamond (NPD) have

  7. Nano Res 1 Construction of two-dimensional hydrogen clusters on

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    Gao, Hongjun

    Nano Res 1 Construction of two-dimensional hydrogen clusters on Au(111) directed by phthalocyanine molecules Kai Yang, Wende Xiao, Liwei Liu, Xiangmin Fei, Hui Chen, Shixuan Du and Hong-Jun Gao () Nano Res. Nano Research DOI 10.1007/s1227401303734 #12;1 TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC) Construction of Two

  8. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid

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    Li, Teng

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid nano resonators fabricated,3 , Teng Li1,4* Abstract We report the fabrication of gold/polycarbonate (Au/PC) hybrid nano resonators [20], graphene TFTs [16,21], and inductors. In this arti- cle, we report the fabrication of gold/polycarbonate

  9. Mechanical, Electrical, and Environmental Evaluation of Nano-Miniature Connectors

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    Hilton, J.W.

    2001-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of their small size (0.025-inch spacing), nano-miniature connectors have been chosen for JTA telemetry applications. At the time they were chosen, extensive testing had not been done to determine the mechanical, electrical, and environmental characteristics of these connectors at the levels required for use by weapon systems. Since nano-miniature connectors use some unique plating and wire crimping processes not used in most design agency connectors, it was decided that these properties should be tested thoroughly. This report describes the results of that testing.

  10. Nanoconstriction-based spin-Hall nano-oscillator

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    Demidov, V. E., E-mail: demidov@uni-muenster.de [Department of Physics and Center for Nonlinear Science, University of Muenster, Corrensstr. 2-4, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Urazhdin, S.; Zholud, A. [Department of Physics, Emory University, 400 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (United States); Sadovnikov, A. V. [Department of Physics and Center for Nonlinear Science, University of Muenster, Corrensstr. 2-4, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Saratov State University, 83 Astrakhanskaya str., Saratov 410012 (Russian Federation); Demokritov, S. O. [Department of Physics and Center for Nonlinear Science, University of Muenster, Corrensstr. 2-4, 48149 Muenster (Germany); Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Division of RAS, Yekaterinburg 620041 (Russian Federation)

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrate magnetic nano-oscillators driven by pure spin current produced by the spin Hall effect in a bow tie-shaped nanoconstriction. These devices exhibit single-mode auto-oscillation and generate highly-coherent electronic microwave signals with a significant power and the spectral linewidth as low as 6.2?MHz at room temperature. The proposed simple and flexible device geometry is amenable to straightforward implementation of advanced spintronic structures such as chains of mutually coupled spin-Hall nano-oscillators.

  11. Method for nano-pumping using carbon nanotubes

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    Insepov, Zeke (Darien, IL); Hassanein, Ahmed (Bolingbrook, IL)

    2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates generally to the field of nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes and, more specifically, to a method and system for nano-pumping media through carbon nanotubes. One preferred embodiment of the invention generally comprises: method for nano-pumping, comprising the following steps: providing one or more media; providing one or more carbon nanotubes, the one or more nanotubes having a first end and a second end, wherein said first end of one or more nanotubes is in contact with the media; and creating surface waves on the carbon nanotubes, wherein at least a portion of the media is pumped through the nanotube.

  12. Nano tech Silicon India Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLu anMicrogreenMoonNASA/AmesNS Solar05ZipNandanNanjingNanoNano

  13. Stabilized Spinels and Nano Olivines | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideo »UsageSecretaryVideosSpring O&M Users GroupStabilitySpinel and NanoNano

  14. PATENT/DISCLOSURE LIST (1) A. Bindal, "Sidewall Lithography for Growing Horizontal Carbon Nano Tubes and a

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    Eirinaki, Magdalini

    Tubes and a Process Flow for Complementary Carbon Nano Tube Field Effect Transistor (CCFET) FabricationPATENT/DISCLOSURE LIST (1) A. Bindal, "Sidewall Lithography for Growing Horizontal Carbon Nano for Manufacturing Nano-Interconnects and Catalyst Islands for Growing Carbon Nano Tubes", provisional patent

  15. Information Nano-Technologies: Transition from Classical to Quantum

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    Alexander Yu. Vlasov

    2009-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this presentation are discussed some problems, relevant with application of information technologies in nano-scale systems and devices. Some methods already developed in quantum information technologies may be very useful here. Here are considered two illustrative models: representation of data by quantum bits and transfer of signals in quantum wires.

  16. Nano Research Kinetics of Molecular Recognition Mediated Nanoparticle

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    Nano Research Kinetics of Molecular Recognition Mediated Nanoparticle Self-Assembly Chinmay Soman1 is an important phenomenon in many biological systems. Assembly of virus coat proteins into capsids [1 diseases. This approach to studying the kinetics of nanoparticle self-assembly may also provide a valuable

  17. Supramolecular Chemistry@PoliMI: Where Nano meets Biology

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    Supramolecular Chemistry@PoliMI: Where Nano meets Biology 28-29 June, 2012 Aula De Donato Piazza:30-12:15 Jonathan W. Steed, Durhan University, United Kingdom Responsive Supramolecular gels 12:15-12:45 Alberto-assembly for Biomedical Applications 14:45-15:15 Markus Linder, VTT-Technical Research Centre of Finland Materials by self

  18. A neutron diffraction study of nano-crystalline graphite oxide

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    and regions containing oxidized chain-like structures. The neutron scattering pair distribution function is heterogeneous, the total neutron scattering data presented in this paper gives a statistically averagedA neutron diffraction study of nano-crystalline graphite oxide J.A. Johnsona,b,*, C.J. Benmoreb , S

  19. NANO EXPRESS Fabrication of Large Area Periodic Nanostructures Using

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    Mohseni, Hooman

    , such as photonic band-gap materials, high dense data storage, and photonic devices. We have developed a maskless areas, such as photonic band-gap materials [1], high dense data storage [2], and photonic devices [3NANO EXPRESS Fabrication of Large Area Periodic Nanostructures Using Nanosphere Photolithography

  20. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Multiscale investigation of graphene layers on

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Multiscale investigation of graphene layers on 6H-SiC(000-1) Antoine , Cecile Naud2 , Jean-Yves Veuillen2* Abstract In this article, a multiscale investigation of few graphene, the authors show that the UHV growth yields few layer graphene (FLG) with an average thickness given by Auger

  1. Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing Chemical Hygiene Plan

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    Woodall, Jerry M.

    Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing Chemical Hygiene Plan Vers. 12/13 Page 1 Chemical Hygiene have a written Chemical Hygiene Plan. The Chemical Hygiene Plan includes laboratory-specific hazards. If you have any questions about this Chemical Hygiene Plan, please email Corey Wolin at cdwolin

  2. From Nano-Electronics and Photonics to Renewable Energy

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    Smy, Tom

    From Nano-Electronics and Photonics to Renewable Energy Tom Smy Department of Electronics, Carleton University Questions are welcome! #12;OUTLINE ·Introduction: to EE and Engineering Physics ·Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering #12;B.Eng. In Engineering Physics · A focused education which is suitable

  3. Hosts: Sponsors: NorTex Nano Summit: Agenda

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    and Communications, NTNU Pawel Sikorski Professor of Physics, NTNU Nano Energy 1 ­ Oil & Gas Session Chairs: Mc William W. Akers Professor in Chemical Engineering, Associate Dean for Energy in the School of Engineering permitting Poster Session: Students ­ 3:30 Mingling, with wine & cheese Martel Prizes Awarded ­ 5:00 All

  4. Nano Res (2010) 3: 452458452 Aqueous Supercapacitors on Conductive Cotton

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    Cui, Yi

    Nano Res (2010) 3: 452­458452 Aqueous Supercapacitors on Conductive Cotton Mauro Pasta1,2 , Fabio the fabrication of wearable supercapacitors using cotton fabric as an essential component. Carbon nanotubes in the supercapacitor. Aqueous lithium sulfate is used as the electrolyte in the devices, because it presents no safety

  5. NANO REVIEW Enhancing Solar Cell Efficiencies through 1-D Nanostructures

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    Chen, Junhong

    include dye-sensitized solar cells, quantum- dot-sensitized solar cells, and p-n junction solar cells their efficiencies more practical. Now the third-generation solar cells, such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCsNANO REVIEW Enhancing Solar Cell Efficiencies through 1-D Nanostructures Kehan Yu Ã? Junhong Chen

  6. Bioremediation of Uranium Plumes with Nano-scale

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    Fay, Noah

    (IV) (UO2[s], uraninite) Anthropogenic · Release of mill tailings during uranium mining - MobilizationBioremediation of Uranium Plumes with Nano-scale Zero-valent Iron Angela Athey Advisers: Dr. Reyes Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program April 15, 2011 #12;Main Sources of Uranium Natural · Leaching from

  7. Superconducting Wires Enabled by Nanodots wins Nano50TM Award

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    includes nanoscale columns of non-superconducting material embedded within the superconductorSuperconducting Wires Enabled by Nanodots wins Nano50TM Award HTS Wires Enabled via 3D Self-Assembly of Insulating Nanodots Background · For most large-scale applications of high-temperature superconducting (HTS

  8. West Pico Food | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro IndustriesTown ofNationwideWTED JumpHills, New York: EnergyMountain, Utah:Orange,WestFood Jump

  9. Field Testing of Nano-PCM Enhanced Building Envelope Components

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    Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL; Childs, Phillip W [ORNL; Atchley, Jerald Allen [ORNL

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy s (DOE) Building Technologies Program s goal of developing high-performance, energy efficient buildings will require more cost-effective, durable, energy efficient building envelopes. Forty-eight percent of the residential end-use energy consumption is spent on space heating and air conditioning. Reducing envelope-generated heating and cooling loads through application of phase change material (PCM)-enhanced envelope components can facilitate maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings. Field-testing of prototype envelope components is an important step in estimating their energy benefits. An innovative phase change material (nano-PCM) was developed with PCM encapsulated with expanded graphite (interconnected) nanosheets, which is highly conducive for enhanced thermal storage and energy distribution, and is shape-stable for convenient incorporation into lightweight building components. During 2012, two test walls with cellulose cavity insulation and prototype PCM-enhanced interior wallboards were installed in a natural exposure test (NET) facility at Charleston, SC. The first test wall was divided into four sections, which were separated by wood studs and thin layers of foam insulation. Two sections contained nano-PCM-enhanced wallboards: one was a three-layer structure, in which nano-PCM was sandwiched between two gypsum boards, and the other one had PCM dispersed homogeneously throughout graphite nanosheets-enhanced gypsum board. The second test wall also contained two sections with interior PCM wallboards; one contained nano-PCM dispersed homogeneously in gypsum and the other was gypsum board containing a commercial microencapsulated PCM (MEPCM) for comparison. Each test wall contained a section covered with gypsum board on the interior side, which served as control or a baseline for evaluation of the PCM wallboards. The walls were instrumented with arrays of thermocouples and heat flux transducers. Further, numerical modeling of the walls containing the nano-PCM wallboards were performed to determine their actual impact on wall-generated heating and cooling loads. The models were first validated using field data, and then used to perform annual simulations using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather data. This article presents the measured performance and numerical analysis to evaluate the energy-saving potential of the nano-PCM-enhanced building components.

  10. Chapter 5 Cytoskeletal Mechanics and Rheol-Hamed Hatami-Marbini1,

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    Mofrad, Mohammad R. K.

    for measuring forces at pico- newton resolutions and displacements over nano-meter scales have greatly into a small hollow cylin- der w

  11. aspect ratio spherical: Topics by E-print Network

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    Stability Modes of Low-Aspect-Ratio Wings Matt Shields Engineering Websites Summary: vehicles (MAVs) ranging from flexiblemorphing wing aircraft to nano- and pico-scale...

  12. aspect ratio toroidal: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Stability Modes of Low-Aspect-Ratio Wings Matt Shields Engineering Websites Summary: vehicles (MAVs) ranging from flexiblemorphing wing aircraft to nano- and pico-scale...

  13. High frequency nano-optomechanical disk resonators in liquids

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    Gil-Santos, E; Nguyen, D T; Hease, W; Lemaître, A; Ducci, S; Leo, G; Favero, I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Vibrating nano- and micromechanical resonators have been the subject of research aiming at ultrasensitive mass sensors for mass spectrometry, chemical analysis and biomedical diagnosis. Unfortunately, their merits diminish dramatically in liquids due to dissipative mechanisms like viscosity and acoustic losses. A push towards faster and lighter miniaturized nanodevices would enable improved performances, provided dissipation was controlled and novel techniques were available to efficiently drive and read-out their minute displacement. Here we report on a nano-optomechanical approach to this problem using miniature semiconductor disks. These devices combine mechanical motion at high frequency above the GHz, ultra-low mass of a few picograms, and moderate dissipation in liquids. We show that high-sensitivity optical measurements allow to direct resolve their thermally driven Brownian vibrations, even in the most dissipative liquids. Thanks to this novel technique, we experimentally, numerically and analytically...

  14. Nonlinear dynamics of two coupled nano-electromechanical resonators

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    L. Chotorlishvili; A. Ugulava; G. Mchedlishvili; A. Komnik; S. Wimberger; J. Berakdar

    2011-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    As a model of coupled nano-electromechanical resonantors we study two nonlinear driven oscillators with an arbitrary coupling strength between them. Analytical expressions are derived for the oscillation amplitudes as a function of the driving frequency and for the energy transfer rate between the two oscillators. The nonlinear restoring forces induce the expected nonlinear resonance structures in the amplitude-frequency characteristics with asymmetric resonance peaks. The corresponding multistable behavior is shown to be an efficient tool to control the energy transfer arising from the sensitive response to small changes in the driving frequency. Our results imply that the nonlinear response can be exploited to design precise sensors for mass or force detection experiments based on nano-electromechanical resonators.

  15. Method of producing exfoliated graphite, flexible graphite, and nano-scaled graphene platelets

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    Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Shi, Jinjun (Columbus, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

    2010-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides a method of exfoliating a layered material (e.g., graphite and graphite oxide) to produce nano-scaled platelets having a thickness smaller than 100 nm, typically smaller than 10 nm. The method comprises (a) dispersing particles of graphite, graphite oxide, or a non-graphite laminar compound in a liquid medium containing therein a surfactant or dispersing agent to obtain a stable suspension or slurry; and (b) exposing the suspension or slurry to ultrasonic waves at an energy level for a sufficient length of time to produce separated nano-scaled platelets. The nano-scaled platelets are candidate reinforcement fillers for polymer nanocomposites. Nano-scaled graphene platelets are much lower-cost alternatives to carbon nano-tubes or carbon nano-fibers.

  16. Nano-structured polymer composites and process for preparing same

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    Hillmyer, Marc; Chen, Liang

    2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A process for preparing a polymer composite that includes reacting (a) a multi-functional monomer and (b) a block copolymer comprising (i) a first block and (ii) a second block that includes a functional group capable of reacting with the multi-functional monomer, to form a crosslinked, nano-structured, bi-continuous composite. The composite includes a continuous matrix phase and a second continuous phase comprising the first block of the block copolymer.

  17. Multi mode nano scale Raman echo quantum memory

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    S. A. Moiseev; E. S. Moiseev

    2010-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Low loss magnetic surface plasmon polariton (SPP) modes characterized by enhanced electrical field component and subwavelength confinement on the dielectric and negative-index metamaterial interface are presented. We demonstrate a possibility of storage and perfect retrieval of the low loss magnetic SPP fields by using a photon echo quantum memory on Raman atomic transition. We describe specific properties of the proposed technique which opens a possibility for efficient nano scale multi-mode quantum memory.

  18. Slip casting nano-particle powders for making transparent ceramics

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    Kuntz, Joshua D. (Livermore, CA); Soules, Thomas F. (Livermore, CA); Landingham, Richard Lee (Livermore, CA); Hollingsworth, Joel P. (Oakland, CA)

    2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of making a transparent ceramic including the steps of providing nano-ceramic powders in a processed or unprocessed form, mixing the powders with de-ionized water, the step of mixing the powders with de-ionized water producing a slurry, sonifing the slurry to completely wet the powder and suspend the powder in the de-ionized water, separating very fine particles from the slurry, molding the slurry, and curing the slurry to produce the transparent ceramic.

  19. In Conversation with Jim Schuck: Nano-optics

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    Jim Schuck and Alice Egan

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Sponsored by Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division (MSD), "In Conversation with" is a next generation science seminar series. Host Alice Egan is the assistant to MSD Director Miquel Salmeron. Alice conducts a fun and informative interview, touching on the lives and work of the guest. The first In Conversation With took place July 9 with Jim Schuck, a staff scientist in the Molecular Foundry's Imaging and Manipulation Facility as our first guest. He discussed the world of Nano-optics.

  20. New York Nano-Bio Molecular Information Technology (NYNBIT) Incubator

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    Das, Digendra K

    2008-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This project presents the outcome of an effort made by a consortium of six universities in the State of New York to develop a Center for Advanced technology (CAT) in the emerging field of Nano-Bio-Molecular Information Technology. The effort consists of activities such as organization of the NYNBIT incubator, collaborative research projects, development of courses, an educational program for high schools, and commercial start-up programs.

  1. A review of nano-optics in metamaterial hybrid heterostructures

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    Singh, Mahi R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Western University, London N6G 3K7 (Canada)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a review for the nonlinear nano-optics in quantum dots doped in a metamaterial heterostructure. The heterostructure is formed by depositing a metamaterial on a dielectric substrate and ensemble of noninteracting quantum dots are doped near the heterostructure interface. It is shown that there is enhancement of the second harmonic generation due to the surface plasmon polaritons field present at the interface.

  2. Complex Dynamics of Nano-Mechanical Membrane in Cavity Optomechanics

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    Muhammad Javed Akram; Farhan Saif

    2014-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Theoretical analysis of a suspended nano-mechanical membrane subject to an optical driving field in cavity optomechanics is presented, which is confirmed through numerical simulations. In the presence of an optical field between its mirrors a high finesse nano-mechanical resonator acts as an oscillator driven by radiation pressure force. The periodic nature of the radiation pressure force makes the nano-mechanical membrane in the optomechanical system as kicked harmonic oscillator. Mathematically the physical system displays a stochastic web map that helps to understand several properties of the kicked membrane in classical phase space. We find that our web map is area preserving, and displays quasi-periodic symmetrical structures in phase space which we express as q-fold symmetry. It is shown that under appropriate control of certain parameters, namely the frequency ratio (q) and the kicking strength (K), the dynamics of kicked membrane exhibits chaotic dynamics. We provide the stability analysis by means of Lyapunov exponent and survival probability.

  3. Modelling nano-particle agglomeration using local interactions

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    Gizem Inci; Axel Arnold; Andreas Kronenburg; Rudolf Weeber

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-particle agglomeration plays an important role in processes such as spray drying and particle flame synthesis. These processes have in common that nano-particles collide at low concentrations and get irreversibly linked at the point of contact due to plastic deformation. In this paper, we investigate several models of irreversible connections, which require only local interactions between the colliding nano-particles and thus allow for scalable simulations. The models investigated here connect the particles upon collision by non-bonded strongly attractive interactions, bonded interactions or by binding agents placed at the point of contact. Models using spherically symmetric interactions form compact agglomerates and are therefore unsuitable to study agglomeration. In contrast, models that are either based on both central and angular potentials (type one) or on binding agents (type two) efficiently prevent restructuring of the agglomerates, and are therefore useful for modeling contacts formed by plastic deformation. Moreover, both types of models allow to control the rigidity and by that the degree of restructuring. The first type of model is computationally more efficient at low fractional dimensions of the aggregates, while the second gives easy access to local shear forces, which is important when breaking of agglomerates is to be considered. As example applications, we reproduce the well-known diffusion-limited agglomeration (DLA) and report results on soot aggregation.

  4. Influence of attrition milling on nano-grain boundaries

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    Rawers, J.; Cook, D.

    1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanostructured materials have a relatively large proportion of their atoms associated with the grain boundary, and the method used to develop the nano-grains has a strong influence on the resulting grain boundary structure. In this study, attrition milling iron powders and blends of iron powders produced micron-size particles composed of nano-size grains. Mechanical cold-working powder resulted in dislocation generation, multiplication, and congealing that produced grain refinement. As the grain size approached nano-dimensions, dislocations were no longer sustained within the grain and once generated, rapidly diffused to the grain boundary. Dislocations on the grain boundary strained the local lattice structure which, as the grain size decreased, became the entire grain. Mechanical alloying of substitutional aluminium atoms into iron powder resulted in the aluminium atoms substituting for iron atoms in the grain boundary cells and providing a grain boundary structure similar to that of the iron powder processed in argon. Attrition milling iron powder in nitrogen gas resulted in nitrogen atoms being adsorbed onto the particle surface. Continued mechanical milling infused the nitrogen atoms into interstitial lattice sites on the grain boundary which also contributed to expanding and straining the local lattice.

  5. Combustion of Nano-Aluminum and Liquid Water G.A. Risha, S.F. Son

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    Yang, Vigor

    1 Combustion of Nano-Aluminum and Liquid Water G.A. Risha, S.F. Son , R.A. Yetter, V. Yang, and B: Supplemental materials submitted #12;2 Combustion of Nano-Aluminum and Liquid Water G.A. Risha, S.F. Son, R of nano-aluminum (nAl) and liquid water has been conducted. In particular, linear and mass-burning rates

  6. Pushing The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational Nano-Spectroscop...

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    The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational Nano-Spectroscopy: From Monolayer Towards Single molecule sensitivity. Pushing The Sample-Size Limit Of Infrared Vibrational...

  7. al-zral3 nano structured: Topics by E-print Network

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    observed in a family of viral envelope proteins Mavroidis, Constantinos 208 Alanine-shaving Mutagenesis to Determine Key Interfacial ResiduesGoverningtheAssemblyof a Nano-cage...

  8. Micro/Nano-Scale Phase Change Systems for Thermal Management and Solar Energy Conversion Applications

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    Coso, Dusan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Storage of Solar Thermal Energy,” Solar Energy, 18 (3), pp.Organometallic Frames for Solar Energy Storage, Berkeley. [Nanotubes as High-Energy Density Solar Thermal Fuels,” Nano

  9. Nano-scale Composite Hetero-structures: Novel High Capacity Reversible...

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    characterize the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layers Approach * Explore Si and carbon based nano-composite electrodes - Explore novel low cost approaches to generate...

  10. Dilution-Free Analysis from Picoliter Droplets by Nano-Electrospray...

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    by Nano-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Abstract: The expanding role of microfluidics for chemical and biochemical analysis is due to factors including the favorable...

  11. Nano-Structured Li3V2(PO4)3 /Carbon Composite for High Rate Lithium...

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    Nano-Structured Li3V2(PO4)3 Carbon Composite for High Rate Lithium Ion Batteries. Nano-Structured Li3V2(PO4)3 Carbon Composite for High Rate Lithium Ion Batteries. Abstract:...

  12. 4.1.2 NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE WITH 40 NM WRITING RESOLUTION K.-H. Kim, N. Moldovan, H. D. Espinosa; "A Novel Nano Fountain Probe with sub-100 nm

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    4.1.2 NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE WITH 40 NM WRITING RESOLUTION K.-H. Kim, N. Moldovan, H. D. Espinosa; "A Novel Nano Fountain Probe with sub-100 nm Molecular Writing Resolution", Small, 2005, ASAP. Patent the first "nano-fountain pen" capable of depositing organic ink molecules in patterns as small as 40 nm

  13. A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits

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    California at San Diego, University of

    A Scalable Soft Spot Analysis Methodology for Compound Noise Effects in Nano-meter Circuits Chong methodology to study the vulnerability of digital ICs exposed to nano-meter noise and transient soft errors. First, we define "softness" as an important characteristic to gauge system vulnerability. Then several

  14. Thin-Film Active Nano-PWAS for Structural Health Monitoring , Victor Giurgiutiu1

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    Thin-Film Active Nano-PWAS for Structural Health Monitoring Bin Lin1 , Victor Giurgiutiu1 , Amar S 3 University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019 ABSTRACT Structural health monitoring (SHM is to develop the fabrication and optimum design of thin-film nano-PWAS for structural health monitoring

  15. Scattering of terahertz radiation on a graphene-based nano-antenna

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Scattering of terahertz radiation on a graphene-based nano-antenna Ignacio Llatser, , Christian. Scattering of the terahertz radiation on a graphene-based nano-antenna is considered. Different electromagnetic models of graphene are discussed and applied to calculate extinction, scattering and absorption

  16. Characterization of Graphene-based Nano-antennas in the Terahertz Band

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Characterization of Graphene-based Nano-antennas in the Terahertz Band (Invited Paper) Ignacio and Communication Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 16640 Kista, Sweden Email: lemme@kth.se Abstract--Graphene communications at the nanoscale. Indeed, graphene- based nano-antennas just a few micrometers in size have been

  17. A Voltage Controlled Nano Addressing Circuit University of Texas, San Antonio TX 78249, USA,

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    Liu, Bao

    A Voltage Controlled Nano Addressing Circuit Bao Liu University of Texas, San Antonio TX 78249, USA, Abstract. A voltage controlled nano addressing circuit is proposed, which (1) improves yield and enables aggressive scaling with no require- ment of precise layout design, (2) achieves precision of addressing

  18. NANO-DEVICES FOR ENHANCED C S SCOOLING, STORAGE AND SENSING

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    Banerjee, Debjyoti

    NANO-DEVICES FOR ENHANCED C S SCOOLING, STORAGE AND SENSING Debjyoti Banerjee, Ph device for nano-optics ­ Thermal Management (3 Ph.D., 2 M.S.) · Nanostructures· Nanostructures ­ ONR-On-Chip: ­ AFRL: Portable water quality monitor ­ DARPA/MF3: Micro-Chamber Filling » (1) Vaccine Storage/ Paper

  19. A scanning AC calorimetry technique for the analysis of nano-scale quantities of materials

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    A scanning AC calorimetry technique for the analysis of nano-scale quantities of materials Kechao OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 83, 114901 (2012) A scanning AC calorimetry technique for the analysis of nano 2012) We present a scanning AC nanocalorimetry method that enables calorimetry measurements at heating

  20. Phase diagram of magnetic domain walls in spin valve nano-stripes N. Rougemaille,1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Phase diagram of magnetic domain walls in spin valve nano-stripes N. Rougemaille,1 V. Uhlí,2, 1 O walls in Co/Cu/Py spin valve nano-stripes (Py: Permalloy), in which the Co layer is mostly single domain Magneto- Resistance. These stacking are called spin valve for a metal spacer layer, and pseudo spin valve

  1. Coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach for Polymer Nano-Composites Rubber

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    Coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach for Polymer Nano-Composites Rubber Katsumi dynamics of entangled long- polymer melts and filled polymer rubber by us- ing coarse-grained model. We of a polymer nano-composite of tire rubber can reproduce almost of feature of the reinforcement effect observed

  2. Reliability of Nano-Structured Nickel Interconnections Replacing FlipChip Solder Assembly without Underfill

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    Reliability of Nano-Structured Nickel Interconnections Replacing FlipChip Solder Assembly without nano-structured nickel as the primary interconnection material. Assembly was accomplished materials such as nanostructured copper and nickel, novel bonding and barrier layers to provide both

  3. Interferometric fiber-optic bending/nano-displacement sensor using plastic dual-core fiber

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    Interferometric fiber-optic bending/nano-displacement sensor using plastic dual-core fiber H. Qu,1); published August 13, 2014 We demonstrate an interferometric fiber-optic bending/nano-displacement sensor for sensing the displacement. © 2014 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (060.2370) Fiber optics sensors

  4. Relaxation Times of Nano-Colloid Flocculation Induced by Adsorbing and Non-adsorbing Polymers

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    Ahlers, Guenter

    Relaxation Times of Nano-Colloid Flocculation Induced by Adsorbing and Non-adsorbing Polymers Alexander I. Chervanyov and Gert Heinrich Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, D-01069 Dresden nano-colloids mediated by adsorbing and non-adsorbing polymers. By making use of this theory, we have

  5. Method of producing carbon coated nano- and micron-scale particles

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    Perry, W. Lee; Weigle, John C; Phillips, Jonathan

    2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of making carbon-coated nano- or micron-scale particles comprising entraining particles in an aerosol gas, providing a carbon-containing gas, providing a plasma gas, mixing the aerosol gas, the carbon-containing gas, and the plasma gas proximate a torch, bombarding the mixed gases with microwaves, and collecting resulting carbon-coated nano- or micron-scale particles.

  6. The All Terrain Bio nano Gear for Space Radiation Detection System

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    The All Terrain Bio nano Gear for Space Radiation Detection System Ajay Ummat, Constantinos and warn the astronaut of probable biological damage. A basic framework for radiation detection system which utilizes bio-nano machines is discussed. This radiation detection system is termed as "radiation

  7. A Review Of Recent Progress On Nano/micro Scale Nucleate Boiling Fundamentals

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    Chung, J. N.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent research progress in the area of nano/micro scale nucleate boiling is reviewed and an up-to-date summary is provided with a focus on the advances of fundamental boiling physics. This review examines nano/micro scale ...

  8. Combustion characteristics of fuel droplets with addition of nano and micron-sized aluminum particles

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    Qiao, Li

    Combustion characteristics of fuel droplets with addition of nano and micron-sized aluminum Aluminum nanoparticles Microexplosion Particle aggregation a b s t r a c t The burning characteristics of fuel droplets containing nano and micron-sized aluminum particles were investigated. Particle size

  9. G.M. Wright, VLT Highlight, March 28, 2012 Growth of tungsten nano-tendrils in

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    1 G.M. Wright, VLT Highlight, March 28, 2012 Growth of tungsten nano-tendrils in the Alcator C morphology of a tungsten divertor modify into fuzz under Helium bombardment in ITER and reactors?! · Linear fragile nano-tendrils! · Increased unipolar arcing! · Likely higher net erosion and W dust production

  10. Nanotechnology Today 2010: NanoReg & Keller and Heckman Announce Continuation of

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    Nanotechnology Today 2010: NanoReg & Keller and Heckman Announce Continuation of Popular Nanotechnology Webinar Series Building on last year's popular webinars on the regulation of nanotechnology, Keller and Heckman & NanoReg are pleased to announce Nanotechnology Today 2010, a series of four new

  11. High energy density capacitors using nano-structure multilayer technology

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    Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Johnson, G.W.; O`Brien, D.W.

    1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, many pulse power and industrial applications are limited by capacitor performance. While incremental improvements are anticipated from existing capacitor technologies, significant advances are needed in energy density to enable these applications for both the military and for American economic competitiveness. We propose a program to research and develop a novel technology for making high voltage, high energy density capacitors. Nano-structure multilayer technologies developed at LLNL may well provide a breakthrough in capacitor performance. Our controlled sputtering techniques are capable of laying down extraordinarily smooth sub-micron layers of dielectric and conductor materials. With this technology, high voltage capacitors with an order of magnitude improvement in energy density may be achievable. Well-understood dielectrics and new materials will be investigated for use with this technology. Capacitors developed by nano-structure multilayer technology are inherently solid state, exhibiting extraordinary mechanical and thermal properties. The conceptual design of a Notepad capacitor is discussed to illustrate capacitor and capacitor bank design and performance with this technology. We propose a two phase R&D program to address DNA`s capacitor needs for electro-thermal propulsion and similar pulse power programs. Phase 1 will prove the concept and further our understanding of dielectric materials and design tradeoffs with multilayers. Nano-structure multilayer capacitors will be developed and characterized. As our materials research and modeling prove successful, technology insertion in our capacitor designs will improve the possibility for dramatic performance improvements. In Phase 2, we will make Notepad capacitors, construct a capacitor bank and demonstrate its performance in a meaningful pulse power application. We will work with industrial partners to design full scale manufacturing and move this technology to industry for volume production.

  12. Optimization of Nano-Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Sorption

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    Yakobson, Boris I [Rice University

    2013-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Research undertaken has added to the understanding of several critical areas, by providing both negative answers (and therefore eliminating expensive further studies of unfeasible paths) and positive feasible options for storage. Theoretical evaluation of the early hypothesis of storage on pure carbon single wall nanotubes (SWNT) has been scrutinized with the use of comprehensive computational methods (and experimental tests by the Center partners), and demonstrated that the fundamentally weak binding energy of hydrogen is not sufficiently enhanced by the SWNT curvature or even defects, which renders carbon nanotubes not practical media. More promising direction taken was towards 3-dimensional architectures of high porosity where concurrent attraction of H2 molecule to surrounding walls of nano-scale cavities can double or even triple the binding energy and therefore make hydrogen storage feasible even at ambient or somewhat lower temperatures. An efficient computational tool has been developed for the rapid capacity assessment combining (i) carbon-foam structure generation, (ii) accurate empirical force fields, with quantum corrections for the lightweight H2, and (iii) grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation. This made it possible to suggest optimal designs for carbon nanofoams, obtainable via welding techniques from SWNT or by growth on template-zeolites. As a precursor for 3D-foams, we have investigated experimentally the synthesis of VANTA (Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays). This can be used for producing nano-foams. On the other hand, fluorination of VANTA did not show promising increase of hydrogen sorption in several tests and may require further investigation and improvements. Another significant result of this project was in developing a fundamental understanding of the elements of hydrogen spillover mechanisms. The benefit of developed models is the ability to foresee possible directions for further improvement of the spillover mechanism.

  13. Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano-

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    Particle-size and morphology dependence of the preferred interface orientation in LiFePO4 nano insights into the equilibrium properties and potential two-phase lithiation mechanisms in LiFePO4 nano, if experimentally-relevant nano-particles were to (de)lithiate under a thermodynamic two-phase mechanism

  14. NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE AIDS DEVELOPMENT OF NEW THERAPEUTICS Horacio D. Espinosa, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    NANO FOUNTAIN PROBE AIDS DEVELOPMENT OF NEW THERAPEUTICS Horacio D. Espinosa, Department a novel nanoscale fluid delivery probe, called the Nano Fountain Probe, which enables studies to a dispensing tip. The Nano Fountain Probe has proven capable of delivering a variety of functional materials

  15. 4.3 CURRENT DIVERSE, GLOBALLY-ORIENTED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WORKFORCE 4.3.1 ALL SCOUT NANO EVENT

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    4.3 CURRENT DIVERSE, GLOBALLY-ORIENTED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING WORKFORCE 4.3.1 ALL SCOUT NANO EVENT Zurich, IL, the NSEC hosted the first Boy Scout Nano Event in 2003. In 2005, the annual event with nearly 100 scouts and venturing crew members attended the event. The annual "All Scout Nano Event

  16. Micro-and nano-environments of carbon sequestration: Multi-element STXMNEXAFS spectromicroscopy assessment of microbial carbon and

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    Micro- and nano-environments of carbon sequestration: Multi-element STXM­NEXAFS spectromicroscopy- and nano-C sequestration environments, and conduct submicron-level investigation of the compositional chem demonstrated the existence of spatially distinct seemingly terminal micro- and nano-C repository zones, where

  17. Nano-Domain Analysis Via Massive Cluster Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Event-by-Event Mode 

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    Pinnick, Veronica Tiffany

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    clusters useful probes to obtain molecular information from both nano-objects and nano-domains. The "event-by-event bombardment/detection mode" probes nano-objects one-at-a-time, while collecting and storing the corresponding secondary ion (SI) information...

  18. Nano/Microfluidics for diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries Won Gu Lee a,b,1

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    Demirci, Utkan

    Nano/Microfluidics for diagnosis of infectious diseases in developing countries Won Gu Lee a,b,1 history: Received 15 June 2009 Accepted 14 September 2009 Available online 30 November 2009 Keywords: Nano/Microfluidics Infectious diseases HIV/AIDS Point-of-care Diagnostics Global health Nano/Microfluidic technologies

  19. Nano powders, components and coatings by plasma technique

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    McKechnie, Timothy N. (Brownsboro, AL); Antony, Leo V. M. (Huntsville, AL); O'Dell, Scott (Arab, AL); Power, Chris (Guntersville, AL); Tabor, Terry (Huntsville, AL)

    2009-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultra fine and nanometer powders and a method of producing same are provided, preferably refractory metal and ceramic nanopowders. When certain precursors are injected into the plasma flame in a reactor chamber, the materials are heated, melted and vaporized and the chemical reaction is induced in the vapor phase. The vapor phase is quenched rapidly to solid phase to yield the ultra pure, ultra fine and nano product. With this technique, powders have been made 20 nanometers in size in a system capable of a bulk production rate of more than 10 lbs/hr. The process is particularly applicable to tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, tungsten carbide, molybdenum carbide and other related materials.

  20. Effect of elasticity of wall on diffusion in nano channel

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    Tankeshwar, K., E-mail: tankesh@pu.ac.in [Computer Centre, Panjab University Chandigarh,- 160014 (India); Srivastava, Sunita [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Confining walls of nano channel are taken to be elastic to study their effect on the diffusion coefficient of fluid flowing through the channel. The wall is elastic to the extent that it responses to molecular pressure exerted by fluid. The model to study diffusion is based on microscopic considerations. Results obtained for fluid confining to 20 atomic diameter width contrasted with results obtained by considering rigid and smooth wall. The effect of roughness of wall on diffusion can be compensated by the elastic property of wall.

  1. Nano-Composite Arsenic Sorbent - Energy Innovation Portal

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742EnergyOnItemResearch > The EnergyCenterDioxide CaptureSee theOilNREL inNano

  2. Los Alamos shares Nano 50 award for directed assembly

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  3. NanoBright Technologies Pte Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: Energy ResourcesOcean EnergyEnergyNance County,WasteNanoBright

  4. NanoMas Technologies Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal Pwer PlantMunhall, Pennsylvania: Energy ResourcesOcean EnergyEnergyNanceNanoMas Technologies Inc

  5. Stabilized Spinel and Nano Olivine Cathodes | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideo »UsageSecretaryVideosSpring O&M Users GroupStabilitySpinel and Nano

  6. Thermal conductivity of self-assembled nano-structured ZnO bulk ceramics

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    Zhao, Yu [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Yan, Yongke [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Kumar, Ashok [Bio-Inspired Materials and Devices Laboraory (BMDL); Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, we describe the changes in thermal conductivity behavior of ZnO-Al micro- and nano-two-phase self-assembled composites with varying grain sizes. The reduction in thermal conductivity values of micro-composites was limited to {approx}15% for ZnO-4% Al. However, nano-composites exhibited large reduction, by a factor of about three, due to uniform distribution of nano-precipitates (ZnAl2O4) and large grain boundary area. Interestingly, the micro-composites revealed continuous decrease in thermal conductivity with increase in Al substitution while the nano-composites exhibited the lowest magnitudes for 2% Al concentration. Raman spectra indicated that phonon confinement in ZnO-Al nano-composites causes drastic decrease in the value of thermal conductivity.

  7. Nanomanufacturing : nano-structured materials made layer-by-layer.

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    Cox, James V.; Cheng, Shengfeng; Grest, Gary Stephen; Tjiptowidjojo, Kristianto (University of New Mexico); Reedy, Earl David, Jr.; Fan, Hongyou; Schunk, Peter Randall; Chandross, Michael Evan; Roberts, Scott A.

    2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-scale, high-throughput production of nano-structured materials (i.e. nanomanufacturing) is a strategic area in manufacturing, with markets projected to exceed $1T by 2015. Nanomanufacturing is still in its infancy; process/product developments are costly and only touch on potential opportunities enabled by growing nanoscience discoveries. The greatest promise for high-volume manufacturing lies in age-old coating and imprinting operations. For materials with tailored nm-scale structure, imprinting/embossing must be achieved at high speeds (roll-to-roll) and/or over large areas (batch operation) with feature sizes less than 100 nm. Dispersion coatings with nanoparticles can also tailor structure through self- or directed-assembly. Layering films structured with these processes have tremendous potential for efficient manufacturing of microelectronics, photovoltaics and other topical nano-structured devices. This project is designed to perform the requisite R and D to bring Sandia's technology base in computational mechanics to bear on this scale-up problem. Project focus is enforced by addressing a promising imprinting process currently being commercialized.

  8. Design Optimization of Radionuclide Nano-Scale Batteries

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    Schoenfeld, D.W.; Tulenko, J.S.; Wang, J.; Smith, B.

    2004-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioisotopes have been used for power sources in heart pacemakers and space applications dating back to the 50's. Two key properties of radioisotope power sources are high energy density and long half-life compared to chemical batteries. The tritium battery used in heart pacemakers exceeds 500 mW-hr, and is being evaluated by the University of Florida for feasibility as a MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) power source. Conversion of radioisotope sources into electrical power within the constraints of nano-scale dimensions requires cutting-edge technologies and novel approaches. Some advances evolving in the III-V and II-IV semiconductor families have led to a broader consideration of radioisotopes rather free of radiation damage limitations. Their properties can lead to novel battery configurations designed to convert externally located emissions from a highly radioactive environment. This paper presents results for the analytical computational assisted design and modeling of semiconductor prototype nano-scale radioisotope nuclear batteries from MCNP and EGS programs. The analysis evaluated proposed designs and was used to guide the selection of appropriate geometries, material properties, and specific activities to attain power requirements for the MEMS batteries. Plans utilizing high specific activity radioisotopes were assessed in the investigation of designs employing multiple conversion cells and graded junctions with varying band gap properties. Voltage increases sought by serial combination of VOC s are proposed to overcome some of the limitations of a low power density. The power density is directly dependent on the total active areas.

  9. Two-stage epitaxial growth of vertically-aligned SnO2 nano-rods on(001) ceria

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    Solovyov, Vyacheslav F. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wu, Li-jun [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rupich, Martin W. [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Sathyamurthy, Srivatsan [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Li, Xiaoping [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Li, Qiang [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Growth of high-aspect ratio oriented tin oxide, SnO2, nano-rods is complicated by a limited choice of matching substrates. We show that a (001) cerium oxide, CeO2, surface uniquely enables epitaxial growth of tin-oxide nano-rods via a two-stage process. First, (100) oriented nano-wires coat the ceria surface by lateral growth, forming a uniaxially-textured SnO2 deposit. Second, vertical SnO2nano-rods nucleate on the deposit by homoepitaxy. We demonstrate growth of vertically oriented 1-2 ?m long nano-rods with an average diameter of ?20 nm.

  10. Remote optical sensing on the nanometer scale with a bowtie aperture nano-antenna on a SNOM fiber tip

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    Atie, Elie M; Eter, Ali El; Salut, Roland; Nedeljkovic, Dusan; Tannous, Tony; Baida, Fadi I; Grosjean, Thierry

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasmonic nano-antennas have proven the outstanding ability of sensing chemical and physical processes down to the nano-meter scale. Sensing is usually achieved within the highly confined optical fields generated resonantly by the nano-antennas, i.e. in contact to the nano-structures. In these paper, We demonstrate the sensing capability of nano-antennas to their larger scale environment, well beyond their plasmonic confinement volume, leading to the concept of 'remote' (non contact) sensing on the nano-meter scale. On the basis of a bowtie-aperture nano-antenna (BNA) integrated at the apex of a SNOM fiber tip, we introduce an ultra-compact, move-able and background-free optical nano-sensor for the remote sensing of a silicon surface (up to distance of 300 nm). Sensitivity of the BNA to its large scale environment is high enough to expect the monitoring and control of the spacing between the nano-antenna and a silicon surface with sub-nano-meter accuracy. This work paves the way towards a new class of nano-po...

  11. Dilution-Free Analysis from Picoliter Droplets by Nano-Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry

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    Kelly, Ryan T.; Page, Jason S.; Marginean, Ioan; Tang, Keqi; Smith, Richard D.

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The expanding role of microfluidics for chemical and biochemical analysis is due to factors including the favorable scaling of separation performance with reduced channel dimensions,[1] flexibility afforded by computer-aided device design, and the ability to integrate multiple sample handling and analysis steps into a single platform.[2] Such devices enable smaller liquid volumes and sample sizes to be handled than can be achieved on the benchtop, where sub-microliter volumes are difficult to work with and where sample losses to the surfaces of multiple reaction vessels become prohibitive. A particularly attractive microfluidic platform for sample-limited analyses employs aqueous droplets or plugs encapsulated by an immiscible oil.[3,4] Each droplet serves as a discrete compartment or reaction chamber enabling, e.g., high throughput screening[5,6] and kinetic studies[7-9] of femto- to nanoliter samples, as well as the encapsulation[10-12] and lysis[10] of individual cells with limited dilution of the cellular contents

  12. Superresolution observed from evanescent waves transmitted through nano-corrugated metallic films

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    Ben-Aryeh, Y

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plane EM waves transmitted through nano-corrugated metallic thin films produce evanescent waves which include the information on the nano-structures. The production of the evanescent waves at the metallic surface are analyzed. A microsphere located above the metallic surface collects the evanescent waves which are converted into propagating waves. The equations for the refraction at the boundary of the microsphere and the use of Snell's law for evanescent waves are developed. The magnification of the nano-structure images is explained by a geometric optics description, but the high resolution is related to the evanescent waves properties.

  13. Organization of Block Copolymers using NanoImprint Lithography: Comparison of Theory and Experiments

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    Xingkun Man; Daivd Andelman; Henri Orland; Pascal Thebault; Pang-Hung Liu; Patrick Guenoun; Jean Daillant; Stefan Landis

    2011-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We present NanoImprint lithography experiments and modeling of thin films of block copolymers (BCP). The NanoImprint lithography is used to align perpendicularly lamellar phases, over distances much larger than the natural lamellar periodicity. The modeling relies on self-consistent field calculations done in two- and three-dimensions. We get a good agreement with the NanoImprint lithography setups. We find that, at thermodynamical equilibrium, the ordered BCP lamellae are much better aligned than when the films are deposited on uniform planar surfaces.

  14. Wetting kinetics of water nano-droplet containing non-surfactant nanoparticles: A molecular dynamics study

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    Lu, Gui [Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of MOE, Beijing Key Laboratory for CO2 Utilization and Reduction Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China) [Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of MOE, Beijing Key Laboratory for CO2 Utilization and Reduction Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Hu, Han; Sun, Ying, E-mail: yyduan@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: ysun@coe.drexel.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (United States); Duan, Yuanyuan, E-mail: yyduan@tsinghua.edu.cn, E-mail: ysun@coe.drexel.edu [Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of MOE, Beijing Key Laboratory for CO2 Utilization and Reduction Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)] [Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of MOE, Beijing Key Laboratory for CO2 Utilization and Reduction Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Letter, dynamic wetting of water nano-droplets containing non-surfactant gold nanoparticles on a gold substrate is examined via molecular dynamics simulations. The results show that the addition of non-surfactant nanoparticles hinders the nano-second droplet wetting process, attributed to the increases in both surface tension of the nanofluid and friction between nanofluid and substrate. The droplet wetting kinetics decreases with increasing nanoparticle loading and water-particle interaction energy. The observed wetting suppression and the absence of nanoparticle ordering near the contact line of nano-sized droplets differ from the wetting behaviors reported from nanofluid droplets of micron size or larger.

  15. Nano-optomechanical measurement in the photon counting regime

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    de Lépinay, Laure Mercier; Rohr, Sven; Gloppe, Arnaud; Kuhn, Aurélien; Verlot, Pierre; Dupont-Ferrier, Eva; Besga, Benjamin; Arcizet, Olivier

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optically measuring in the photon counting regime is a recurrent challenge in modern physics and a guarantee to develop weakly invasive probes. Here we investigate this idea on a hybrid nano-optomechanical system composed of a nanowire hybridized to a single Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) defect. The vibrations of the nanoresonator grant a spatial degree of freedom to the quantum emitter and the photon emission event can now vary in space and time. We investigate how the nanomotion is encoded on the detected photon statistics and explore their spatio-temporal correlation properties. This allows a quantitative measurement of the vibrations of the nanomechanical oscillator at unprecedentedly low light intensities in the photon counting regime when less than one photon is detected per oscillation period, where standard detectors are dark-noise-limited. These results have implications for probing weakly interacting nanoresonators, for low temperature experiments and for investigating single moving markers.

  16. Artificial ciliary bundles with nano fiber tip links

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    Asadnia, Mohsen; Miao, Jianmin; Triantafyllou, Michael

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mechanosensory ciliary bundles in fishes are the inspiration for carefully engineered artificial flow sensors. We report the development of a new class of ultrasensitive MEMS flow sensors that mimic the intricate morphology of the ciliary bundles, including the stereocilia, tip links, and the cupula, and thereby achieve threshold detection limits that match the biological example. An artificial ciliary bundle is achieved by fabricating closely-spaced arrays of polymer micro-pillars with gradiating heights. Tip links that form the fundamental sensing elements are realized through electrospinning aligned PVDF piezoelectric nano-fibers that link the distal tips of the polymer cilia. An optimized synthesis of hyaluronic acid-methacrylic anhydride hydrogel that results in properties close to the biological cupula, together with drop-casting method are used to form the artificial cupula that encapsulates the ciliary bundle. In testing, fluid drag force causes the ciliary bundle to slide, stretching the flexible nan...

  17. Nano-spectroscopic imaging of intermolecular structure, coupling and dynamics

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    Pollard, Benjamin; Hinrichs, Karsten; Raschke, Markus B

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular self-assembly, the function of biomembranes, and the performance of organic solar cells rely on molecular interactions on the nanoscale. The understanding and design of such intrinsic or engineered heterogeneous functional soft matter has long been impeded by a lack of spectroscopic tools with sufficient nanometer spatial resolution, attomolar sensitivity, and intermolecular spectroscopic specificity. We implement vibrational scattering-scanning near-field optical microscopy ($s$-SNOM) in a multi-spectral modality with unprecedented spectral precision to investigate the structure-function relationship in nano-phase separated block-copolymers. We use a vibrational resonance as a sensitive reporter of the local chemical environment and resolve, with few nanometer spatial resolution and 0.2 cm$^{-1}$ spectral precision, spectral Stark shifts and line broadening correlated with molecular-scale morphologies. By creating images of solvatochromic vibrational shifts we discriminate local variations in elect...

  18. High performance capacitors using nano-structure multilayer materials fabrication

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    Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Johnson, G.W.; O`Brien, D.W.

    1996-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A high performance capacitor is described which is fabricated from nano-structure multilayer materials, such as by controlled, reactive sputtering, and having very high energy-density, high specific energy and high voltage breakdown. The multilayer capacitors, for example, may be fabricated in a ``notepad`` configuration composed of 200--300 alternating layers of conductive and dielectric materials so as to have a thickness of 1 mm, width of 200 mm, and length of 300 mm, with terminals at each end of the layers suitable for brazing, thereby guaranteeing low contact resistance and high durability. The ``notepad`` capacitors may be stacked in single or multiple rows (series-parallel banks) to increase the voltage and energy density. 5 figs.

  19. High performance capacitors using nano-structure multilayer materials fabrication

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    Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA); Johnson, Gary W. (Livermore, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high performance capacitor fabricated from nano-structure multilayer materials, such as by controlled, reactive sputtering, and having very high energy-density, high specific energy and high voltage breakdown. The multilayer capacitors, for example, may be fabricated in a "notepad" configuration composed of 200-300 alternating layers of conductive and dielectric materials so as to have a thickness of 1 mm, width of 200 mm, and length of 300 mm, with terminals at each end of the layers suitable for brazing, thereby guaranteeing low contact resistance and high durability. The "notepad" capacitors may be stacked in single or multiple rows (series-parallel banks) to increase the voltage and energy density.

  20. High performance capacitors using nano-structure multilayer materials fabrication

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barbee, Jr., Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA); Johnson, Gary W. (Livermore, CA); O'Brien, Dennis W. (Livermore, CA)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A high performance capacitor fabricated from nano-structure multilayer materials, such as by controlled, reactive sputtering, and having very high energy-density, high specific energy and high voltage breakdown. The multilayer capacitors, for example, may be fabricated in a "notepad" configuration composed of 200-300 alternating layers of conductive and dielectric materials so as to have a thickness of 1 mm, width of 200 mm, and length of 300 mm, with terminals at each end of the layers suitable for brazing, thereby guaranteeing low contact resistance and high durability. The "notepad" capacitors may be stacked in single or multiple rows (series-parallel banks) to increase the voltage and energy density.

  1. High performance capacitors using nano-structure multilayer materials fabrication

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Johnson, G.W.; O`Brien, D.W.

    1995-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A high performance capacitor is fabricated from nano-structure multilayer materials, such as by controlled, reactive sputtering, and having very high energy-density, high specific energy and high voltage breakdown. The multilayer capacitors, for example, may be fabricated in a ``notepad`` configuration composed of 200-300 alternating layers of conductive and dielectric materials so as to have a thickness of 1 mm, width of 200 mm, and length of 300 mm, with terminals at each end of the layers suitable for brazing, thereby guaranteeing low contact resistance and high durability. The notepad capacitors may be stacked in single or multiple rows (series-parallel banks) to increase the voltage and energy density. 5 figs.

  2. Heirarchical Self Assembly: Self Organized nano-structures in a nematically ordered matrix of self assembled polymeric chains

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    Shaikh Mubeena; Apratim Chatterji

    2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We report many different nano-structures which are formed when model nano-particles of different sizes (diameter {\\sigma} n ) are allowed to aggregate in a background matrix of semi-flexible self assembled polymeric worm like micellar chains. The different nano-structures are formed by the dynamical arrest of phase-separating mixtures of micellar monomers and nano-particles. The different mor- phologies obtained are the result of an interplay of the available free volume, the elastic energy of deformation of polymers, the density (chemical potential) of the nano-particles in the polymer ma- trix and, of course, the ratio of the size of self assembling nano-particles and self avoidance diameter of polymeric chains. We have used a hybrid semi-grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation scheme to obtain the (non-equilibrium) phase diagram of the self-assembled nano-structures. We observe rod-like structures of nano-particles which get self assembled in the gaps between the nematically ordered chains as well as percolating gel-like network of conjoined nanotubes. We also find a totally unexpected interlocked crystalline phase of nano-particles and monomers, in which each crytal plane of nanoparticles is separated by planes of perfectly organized polymer chains. We identified the con- dition which leads to such interlocked crystal structure. We suggest experimental possibilities of how the results presented in this paper could be used to obtain different nano-structures in the lab.

  3. Studies on Nano-Indentation of Polymeric Thin Films Using Finite Element Methods

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    Shen, Xiaojun

    In this paper, the numerical simulation for nano-indentation is performed to measure time-dependent behavior of polymeric films. The possibility to extract the relaxed shear modulus of the polymer is evaluated using a rigid ...

  4. Radial arrays of nano-electrospray ionization emitters and methods of forming electrosprays

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    Kelly, Ryan T [West Richland, WA; Tang, Keqi [Richland, WA; Smith, Richard D [Richland, WA

    2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrospray ionization emitter arrays, as well as methods for forming electrosprays, are described. The arrays are characterized by a radial configuration of three or more nano-electrospray ionization emitters without an extractor electrode. The methods are characterized by distributing fluid flow of the liquid sample among three or more nano-electrospray ionization emitters, forming an electrospray at outlets of the emitters without utilizing an extractor electrode, and directing the electrosprays into an entrance to a mass spectrometry device. Each of the nano-electrospray ionization emitters can have a discrete channel for fluid flow. The nano-electrospray ionization emitters are circularly arranged such that each is shielded substantially equally from an electrospray-inducing electric field.

  5. Nano-High: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lecture on the "compassionate instinct"

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    Nano-High, a program of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a series of free Saturday morning talks by internationally recognized leaders in scientific research. The talks are designed...

  6. Mid-Infrared Single-Photon Detection Using Superconducting Nanowires Integrated with Nano-Antennae

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    Berggren, Karl K.

    We present some major challenges of mid-infrared superconducting nanowire single-photon detector technology and our device design with nano-antenna integration to address these challenges.

  7. Nano Today (2013) 8, 290--312 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com

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    Cheng, Jianjun

    Nano Today (2013) 8, 290--312 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com journal homepage: www NPs, iron oxide NPs, carbon nanotubes and other inorganic NPs with hollow or porous structures, have

  8. Microstructure-based Computational Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Micro/Nano-composites 

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    Heydarkhan Tehrani, Ardeshir

    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is devoted to the virtual investigation of the mechanical behavior of micro/nano polymer composites (MNPCs). Advanced composite materials are favored by the automotive industry and army departments for their customizable tailored...

  9. "Plastic" Solar Cells: Self-Assembly of Bulk HeterojunctionNano...

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    "Plastic" Solar Cells: Self-Assembly of Bulk Heterojunction Nano-Materials by Spontaneous Phase Separation October 20, 2009 at 3pm36-428 Alan Heeger Department of Chemistry,...

  10. Design and characterization of Hover Nano Aerial Vehicle (HNAV) propulsion system

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    Sato, Sho, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On October 4th 2005, DARPA released a request for proposals for a Nano-Air Vehicle (NAV) program. The program sought to develop an advanced urban reconnaissance vehicle. According the requirement imposed by DARPA, the NAV ...

  11. Nano-High: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lecture on Good Sugars

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    Nano-High, a program of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a series of free Saturday morning talks by internationally recognized leaders in scientific research. The talks are designed...

  12. Nano-High: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lecture on Bad Sugars

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    Nano-High, a program of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a series of free Saturday morning talks by internationally recognized leaders in scientific research. The talks are designed...

  13. Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber/Graphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    D.C. es009jang2010o.pdf More Documents & Publications Hybrid Nano Carbon FiberGraphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries 2010 DOE EERE Vehicle...

  14. Hybrid Nano Carbon Fiber/Graphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity...

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    es009jang2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Hybrid Nano Carbon FiberGraphene Platelet-Based High-Capacity Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries Progress of DOE...

  15. Ultra-efficient, Robust and Well-defined Nano-Array based Monolithic...

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    This presentation demonstrates how nano-array catalysts have excellent robustness, use ultra-low amounts of PGM, and can be tuned for optimum performance. deer12guo.pdf More...

  16. Microstructure-based Computational Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer Micro/Nano-composites

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    Heydarkhan Tehrani, Ardeshir

    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is devoted to the virtual investigation of the mechanical behavior of micro/nano polymer composites (MNPCs). Advanced composite materials are favored by the automotive industry and army departments for their customizable tailored...

  17. Design and characterization of a nano-Newton resolution thrust stand J. Soni and S. Roy

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    Roy, Subrata

    Design and characterization of a nano-Newton resolution thrust stand J. Soni and S. Roy Citation-Newton resolution thrust stand J. Soni and S. Roya) Applied Physics Research Group, University of Florida

  18. Design and development of a two-axis reluctance based actuator for hexflex nano-positioner

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    Liles, Howard J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An endeavor was conducted to explore the design and development of a two-axis linear reluctance actuator for use as a part of a nano-positioner with the application of serving as a small scale kinematic coupling assembly ...

  19. NANO EXPRESS A Study on Field Emission Characteristics of Planar Graphene

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    Yang, Eui-Hyeok

    NANO EXPRESS A Study on Field Emission Characteristics of Planar Graphene Layers Obtained from on field emission characteristics of individual graphene layers for vacuum nanoelectronics. Graphene layers enabled electric con- nection with the graphene layers without postfabrication. The maximum emitted

  20. Phase transformations of nano-sized cubic boron nitride to white graphene and white graphite

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    Dang, Hongli; Liu, Yingdi; Xue, Wenhua; Anderson, Ryan S.; Sewell, Cody R. [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States); Xue, Sha; Crunkleton, Daniel W. [Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States); Institute of Alternate Energy, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States); Shen, Yaogen [Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon (Hong Kong); Wang, Sanwu, E-mail: sanwu-wang@utulsa.edu [Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States); Institute of Alternate Energy, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104 (United States)

    2014-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We report quantum-mechanical investigations that predict the formation of white graphene and nano-sized white graphite from the first-order phase transformations of nano-sized boron nitride thin-films. The phase transformations from the nano-sized diamond-like structure, when the thickness d?>?1.4?nm, to the energetically more stable nano-sized white graphite involve low activation energies of less than 1.0?eV. On the other hand, the diamond-like structure transforms spontaneously to white graphite when d???1.4?nm. In particular, the two-dimensional structure with single-layer boron nitride, the so-called white graphene, could be formed as a result of such transformation.

  1. MRI Magnetic Signature Imaging, Tracking and Navigation for Targeted Micro/Nano-capsule Therapeutics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - back for the microdevice and a propulsion sequence to enable interleaved magnetic propulsionMRI Magnetic Signature Imaging, Tracking and Navigation for Targeted Micro J. Nelson, Antoine Ferreira and Sergej Fatikow Abstract-- The propulsion of nano

  2. advanced nano-composite cation-exchanger: Topics by E-print Network

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    19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 21 Superalloys created by the self-propagating high-temperature synthesis of nano-composite nickel aluminide. Open Access...

  3. Adaptive Hierarchical Multiscale Framework for Modeling the Deformation of Ultra-Strong Nano-structured Materials

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    Ghoniem, Nasr M.

    , we plan to investigate the deformation characteris- tics of two classes of nano-structured materials. The proposed research will also impact graduate education world-wide by the developme

  4. Toughening of Epoxies Based on Self-Assembly of Nano-Sized Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles

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    Liu, Jia

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    to be BCP micelle nanoparticle cavitation, followed by matrix shear banding, which mainly accounted for the observed remarkable toughening effect. The unexpected ?nano-cavitation? phenomenon cannot be predicted by existing physical models. The plausible...

  5. Proposition de sujet de thse tude de nano/micro contact pour les nanotubes et les

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    Bezerianos, Anastasia

    Proposition de sujet de thèse Étude de nano/micro contact pour les nanotubes et les nanocomposites) que pour des nanostructures hybrides (NTC recouverts de polypyrrole, NTC dans une matrice polymère ou

  6. Modeling of GaN/AlN heterostructure-based nano pressure sensors

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    Sinha, Niraj

    We quantify the influence of thermopiezoelectric effects in nano-sized Al[subscript x]Ga[subscript 1-x]N/GaN heterostructures for pressure sensor applications based on the barrier height modulation principle. We use a ...

  7. Transport modeling of simple fluids and nano-colloids : thermal conduction mechanisms and coarse projection

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    Eapen, Jacob, 1968-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the first part of this thesis, the modes of microscopic energy fluctuations governing heat flow in nano-colloids are quantitatively assessed by combining linear response theory with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. ...

  8. Nano-Continuum Modeling of a Nuclear Glass Specimen Altered for 25 Years

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    Steefel, Carl

    2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this contribution is to report on preliminary nano-continuum scale modeling of nuclear waste glass corrosion. The focus of the modeling is an experiment involving a French glass SON68 specimen leached for 25 years in a granitic environment. In this report, we focus on capturing the nano-scale concentration profiles. We use a high resolution continuum model with a constant grid spacing of 1 nanometer to investigate the glass corrosion mechanisms.

  9. Spatial stochastic processes for yield and reliability management with applications to nano electronics

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    Hwang, Jung Yoon

    2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    SPATIAL STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR YIELD AND RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT WITH APPLICATIONS TO NANO ELECTRONICS A Dissertation by JUNG YOON HWANG Submitted to the O?ce of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial ful?llment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY December 2004 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering SPATIAL STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR YIELD AND RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT WITH APPLICATIONS TO NANO ELECTRONICS A Dissertation by JUNG YOON HWANG Submitted to Texas A&M University...

  10. Innovative Nano-Layered Solid Sorbents for CO{sub 2} Capture

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    Li, Bengyun; Jiang, Bingbing; Fauth, Daniel J; Gray, McMahan L; Pennline, Henry W; Richards, George A

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-layered sorbents for CO{sub 2} capture, for the first time, were developed using layer-by-layer nanoassembly. A CO{sub 2}-adsorbing polymer and a strong polyelectrolyte were alternately immobilized within porous particles. The developed sorbents had fast CO{sub 2} adsorption and desorption properties and their CO{sub 2} capture capacity increased with increasing nano-layers of the CO{sub 2}-adsorbing polymer.

  11. Nano-/micro metallic wire synthesis on Si substrate and their characterization

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    Kaur, Jaskiran, E-mail: kaur.jaskiran@gmail.com; Kaur, Harmanmeet, E-mail: kaur.jaskiran@gmail.com; Singh, Surinder, E-mail: kaur.jaskiran@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005 (India); Kanjilal, Dinakar [Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi-110067 (India); Chakarvarti, Shiv Kumar [Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad-121003 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-/micro wires of copper are grown on semiconducting Si substrate using the template method. It involves the irradiation of 8 um thick polymeric layer coated on Si with150 MeV Ni ion beam at a fluence of 2E8. Later, by using the simple technique of electrodeposition, copper nano-/micro wires were grown via template synthesis. Synthesized wires were morphologically characterized using SEM and electrical characterization was carried out by finding I-V plot.

  12. Novel Laser-Based Manufacturing of nano-LiFePO4-Based Materials for High Power Li Ion Batteries

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    Horne, Craig R.; Jaiswal, Abhishek; Chang, On; Crane, S.; Doeff, Marca M.; Wang, Emile

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NanoParticle Manufacturing (NPM™), has been used tomaterials synthesized by the NPM™ process (branded as nPWR™)phosphoric acid into an NPM™ reactor. The powder collected

  13. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl200500s |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    Cui, Yi

    ­000 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Batteries for Efficient Energy Extraction from a Water Salinity Difference seawater and freshwater is another renewable source which can be harvested. The major components of the global water cycle involve distillation of water from oceans by evaporation, precipitation

  14. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl201470j |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    Cui, Yi

    ­000 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Interconnected Silicon Hollow Nanospheres for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes silicon structure.13 This electrochem- ical conditioning method is promising, but limited capacities (960 the diffusion-induced stress evolution and investigated the volume expansion of the same single hollow spheres

  15. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl201501s |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    ­000 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Lithium-Assisted Plastic Deformation of Silicon Electrodes in Lithium-Ion and electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries are the current industry standard.2 Each electrode in a lithium-ion of existing commercial batteries but also acts as a bottleneck for developing high-capacity lithium-ion

  16. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl202386p |Nano Lett. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

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    work demonstrated the preparation of vitrified protein samples across graphene oxide supports.17­000 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Oxidative Doping Renders Graphene Hydrophilic, Facilitating Its Use the use of thin crystalline supports in biological TEM. Graphene hasrenewedinterestin crystalline

  17. Diffraction-limited ultrasensitive molecular nano-arrays with singular nano-cone Yunshan Wang, Ting-Chou Chang, Paul R. Stoddart, and Hsueh-Chia Chang

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    Chang, Hsueh-Chia

    Wang, Ting-Chou Chang, Paul R. Stoddart, and Hsueh-Chia Chang Citation: Biomicrofluidics 8, 021101-arrays with singular nano-cone scattering Yunshan Wang,1 Ting-Chou Chang,1 Paul R. Stoddart,2 and Hsueh-Chia Chang1 1

  18. Confinement dynamics of a semiflexible chain inside nano-spheres

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    Arman Fathizadeh; Maziar Heidari; Behrouz Eslami-Mossallam; Mohammad Reza Ejtehadi

    2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the conformations of a semiflexible chain, confined in nano-scaled spherical cavities, under two distinct processes of confinement. Radial contraction and packaging are employed as two confining procedures. The former method is performed by gradually decreasing the diameter of a spherical shell which envelopes a confined chain. The latter procedure is carried out by injecting the chain inside a spherical shell through a hole on the shell surface. The chain is modeled with a rigid body molecular dynamics simulation and its parameters are adjusted to DNA base-pair elasticity. Directional order parameter is employed to analyze and compare the confined chain and the conformations of the chain for two different sizes of the spheres are studied in both procedures. It is shown that for the confined chains in the sphere sizes of our study, they appear in spiral or tennis-ball structures, and the tennis-ball structure is more likely to be observed in more compact confinements. Our results also show that the dynamical procedure of confinement and the rate of the confinement are influential parameters of the structure of the chain inside spherical cavities.

  19. Bioforensics: Characterization of biological weapons agents by NanoSIMS

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    Weber, P K; Ghosal, S; Leighton, T J; Wheeler, K E; Hutcheon, I D

    2007-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The anthrax attacks of Fall 2001 highlight the need to develop forensic methods based on multiple identifiers to determine the origin of biological weapons agents. Genetic typing methods (i.e., DNA and RNA-based) provide one attribution technology, but genetic information alone is not usually sufficient to determine the provenance of the material. Non-genetic identifiers, including elemental and isotopic signatures, provide complementary information that can be used to identify the means, geographic location and date of production. Under LDRD funding, we have successfully developed the techniques necessary to perform bioforensic characterization with the NanoSIMS at the individual spore level. We have developed methods for elemental and isotopic characterization at the single spore scale. We have developed methods for analyzing spore sections to map elemental abundance within spores. We have developed rapid focused ion beam (FIB) sectioning techniques for spores to preserve elemental and structural integrity. And we have developed a high-resolution depth profiling method to characterize the elemental distribution in individual spores without sectioning. We used these newly developed methods to study the controls on elemental abundances in spores, characterize the elemental distribution of in spores, and to study elemental uptake by spores. Our work under this LDRD project attracted FBI and DHS funding for applied purposes.

  20. Preparation and photocatalytic properties of AgI–SnO{sub 2} nano-composites

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    Wen, Biao; Wang, Xiao-Hui; Lu, Juan; Cao, Jia-Lei [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215021 (China); Wang, Zuo-Shan, E-mail: zuoshanwang@suda.edu.cn [College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215021 (China); State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? AgI–SnO{sub 2} nano-composites have been successfully synthesized. ? As-prepared AgI–SnO{sub 2} nano-composites own the excellent visible light photocatalytic activity. ? As-prepared AgI–SnO{sub 2} nano-composites own the excellent stability. - Abstract: AgI doped SnO{sub 2} nano-composites were prepared by the chemical coprecipitation method and were characterized by the X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Results showed that main of the I{sup ?} ions remained in the AgI lattice which is highly dispersed in the system. The photo-catalytic experiments performed under visible light irradiation using methylene blue as the pollutant revealed that not only the photo-catalytic activity but also the stability of SnO{sub 2} based photocatalyst could be improved by introduction of an appropriate amount of AgI, and the result was further supported by the UV–Vis diffuse reflection spectra and the electron spin-resonance spectra. Among all of the samples, AgI–SnO{sub 2} nano-composite with 2At% AgI exhibited the best catalytic efficiency and stability.

  1. Hollow silica and silica-boron nano/microparticles for contrast-enhanced ultrasound to detect small tumors

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    Kummel, Andrew C.

    Hollow silica and silica-boron nano/microparticles for contrast-enhanced ultrasound to detect small Accepted 18 March 2012 Available online 11 April 2012 Keywords: Ultrasound Nano Silica Shells Imaging detection, gas filled hollow boron-doped silica particles have been developed, which can be used

  2. Subscriber access provided by MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | MSU LIBRARIES Nano Letters is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth

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    Ayres, Virginia

    Subscriber access provided by MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY | MSU LIBRARIES Nano Letters is published Nitride Nanowires and Rods Benjamin W. Jacobs, Martin A. Crimp, Kaylee McElroy, and Virginia M. Ayres Nano hollow core screw dislocations, or nanopipes, in the nanowires and rods. The hollow cores were located

  3. International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture 40 (2000) 10231038 Nano-second laser pulse heating and assisting gas jet

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    Budair, Mohammed Omar

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture 40 (2000) 1023­1038 Nano-second laser pulse-second laser pulse gas assisting processing method offers considerable advantages in the heat treatment process. In the present study gas assisted nano-second pulse laser heating of a stationary surface is considered. The gas

  4. 20.2 / F. S. Y. Yeung 20.2: New Results on Nano-Textured Surfaces Alignment Layers

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    and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China Abstract In this paper, new results on nano-textured surfaces and 900 . The measured anchoring energy is very strong and is comparable to ordinary rubbed polyimide) image of the nano-structure surfaces. The dark regions are the V domains while the lighter regions

  5. A non-planar organic molecule with non-volatile electrical bistability for nano-scale data storage{

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    Gao, Hongjun

    A non-planar organic molecule with non-volatile electrical bistability for nano-scale data storage-planar organic molecule with electron donor and acceptor capabilities was synthesized for nano-scale data storage the demand of expansive storage capacity in the future. Recently, organic materials have received much

  6. Modification of phonon processes in nano-structured rare-earth-ion-doped crystals

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    Lutz, Thomas; Thiel, Charles W; Cone, Rufus L; Barclay, Paul E; Tittel, Wolfgang

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-structuring impurity-doped crystals affects the phonon density of states and thereby modifies the atomic dynamics induced by interaction with phonons. We propose the use of nano-structured materials in the form of powders or phononic bandgap crystals to enable, or improve, persistent spectral hole-burning and optical coherence for inhomogeneously broadened absorption lines in rare-earth-ion-doped crystals. This is crucial for applications such as ultra-precise radio-frequency spectrum analyzers and certain approaches to optical quantum memories. We specifically discuss how phonon engineering can enable spectral hole burning in erbium-doped materials operating in the telecommunication band, and present simulations for density of states of nano-sized powders and phononic crystals for the case of Y$_2$SiO$_5$, a widely-used material in current quantum memory research.

  7. A study of plasmonic enhanced transmission effects in nano-optics

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    Greg Gbur

    2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was a numerical study of the behavior of surface plasmons in nano-systems, focusing on the interaction between plasmons, light, and nano-scale structures such as nano-scale metallic wires and quantum wires/dots. The primary results of the project included: a) the demonstration of the use of surface plasmons to modify the spatial coherence of a light wave, b) the demonstration of a feasible plasmonic superresolved readout system, and c) the demonstration of a �¢����Plasmonic Zeno effect�¢���, in which the attenuation of a light wave in metal is suppressed by breaking up the metal into a collection of structured layers. The integration of quantum wire/dot effects with the plasmonic simulations proved to be harder than expected, in large part due to the lack of accurate and simple quantum dot models.

  8. Synthesis of nano-crystalline hydroxyapatite and ammonium sulfate from phosphogypsum waste

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    Mousa, Sahar, E-mail: dollyriri@yahoo.com [Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, P.O.Box:12622, Postal code: 11787 Cairo (Egypt) [Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, P.O.Box:12622, Postal code: 11787 Cairo (Egypt); King Abdulaziz University, Science and Art College, Chemistry Department, Rabigh Campus, P.O. Box:344, Postal code: 21911 Rabigh (Saudi Arabia); Hanna, Adly [Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, P.O.Box:12622, Postal code: 11787 Cairo (Egypt)] [Inorganic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, P.O.Box:12622, Postal code: 11787 Cairo (Egypt)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: TEM micrograph of dried HAP at 800 °C. -- Abstract: Phosphogypsum (PG) waste which is derived from phosphoric acid manufacture by using wet method was converted into hydroxyapatite (HAP) and ammonium sulfate. Very simple method was applied by reacting PG with phosphoric acid in alkaline medium with adjusting pH using ammonia solution. The obtained nano-HAP was dried at 80 °C and calcined at 600 °C and 900 °C for 2 h. Both of HAP and ammonium sulfate were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and infrared spectroscopy (IR) to study the structural evolution. The thermal behavior of nano-HAP was studied; the particle size and morphology were estimated by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). All the results showed that HAP nano-crystalline and ammonium sulfate can successfully be produced from phosphogypsum waste.

  9. Characterizing the nano and micro structure of concrete to improve its durability

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    Monteiro, P.J.M.; Kirchheim, A.P.; Chae, S.; Fischer, P.; MacDowell, A.A.; Schaible, E.; Wenk, H.R.

    2008-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    New and advanced methodologies have been developed to characterize the nano and microstructure of cement paste and concrete exposed to aggressive environments. High resolution full-field soft X-ray imaging in the water window is providing new insight on the nano scale of the cement hydration process, which leads to a nano-optimization of cement-based systems. Hard X-ray microtomography images on ice inside cement paste and cracking caused by the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) enables three-dimensional structural identification. The potential of neutron diffraction to determine reactive aggregates by measuring their residual strains and preferred orientation is studied. Results of experiments using these tools will be shown on this paper.

  10. Fabrication of nano-structural arrays by channeling pulsed atomic beams through pulsed-laser standing-waves under off-resonant condition

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    Zhu, Xiangdong

    Fabrication of nano-structural arrays by channeling pulsed atomic beams through pulsed 1998 We show that it is feasible to produce one- and two-dimensional nano-structure arrays by passing the reduced dimensions are of the order of nanometers (10 9 m . In particular, nano

  11. Micro-and nano-environments of C sequestration in soil: A multi-elemental STXMNEXAFS assessment of black C and organomineral associations

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    Micro- and nano-environments of C sequestration in soil: A multi-elemental STXM­NEXAFS assessment-NEXAFS identified terminal micro- and nano-organic C repository environments in undisturbed organomineral assemblage-black C organic matter. The binding and sequestration of black C in the investigated micro- and nano

  12. Improved light extraction with nano-particles offering directional radiation diagrams

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    Jouanin, A., E-mail: anthony.jouanin@institutoptique.fr [Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Saint-Gobain Recherche, Quai Lucien Lefranc, 93303 Aubervilliers (France); Hugonin, J. P.; Besbes, M. [Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Lalanne, P. [Laboratoire Charles Fabry, UMR 8501, Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Univ. Paris Sud 11, 2, Avenue Augustin Fresnel 91127 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Laboratoire Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences, Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine, Université Bordeaux, CNRS, 33405 Talence (France)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a unique approach for light extraction, using engineered nano-particles to efficiently decouple the light guided in transverse-magnetic guided modes into free-space radiation modes that leak out normally to the thin-film stacks. The underlying mechanism takes advantage of a small electric field variation at the nano-particle scale and induces a “polarization conversion,” which renders the induced dipole moment perpendicular to the polarization of the incident light. Our analysis is supported by 2D fully vectorial computational results. Potential applications for light emitting or photovoltaic devices are outlined.

  13. Next Generation Hole Injection/Transport Nano-Composites for High Efficiency OLED Development

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    King Wang

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this program is to use a novel nano-composite material system for the OLED anode coating/hole transport layer. The novel anode coating is intended to significantly increase not only hole injection/transport efficiency, but the device energy efficiency as well. Another goal of the Core Technologies Program is the optimization and scale-up of air-stable and cross-linkable novel HTL nano-composite materials synthesis and the development of low-cost, large-scale mist deposition processes for polymer OLED fabrication. This proposed technology holds the promise to substantially improve OLED energy efficiency and lifetime.

  14. Nano-wires with surface disorder: Giant localization lengths and quantum-to-classical crossover

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    J. Feist; A. Bäcker; R. Ketzmerick; S. Rotter; B. Huckestein; J. Burgdörfer

    2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate electronic quantum transport through nano-wires with one-sided surface roughness. A magnetic field perpendicular to the scattering region is shown to lead to exponentially diverging localization lengths in the quantum-to-classical crossover regime. This effect can be quantitatively accounted for by tunneling between the regular and the chaotic components of the underlying mixed classical phase space.

  15. NanoFermentationTM Process Wins R&D 100 Award

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    #12;NanoFermentationTM Process Wins R&D 100 Award New Process Developed for Manufacturing Nanoscale, which in turn result in part from concerns about reliability of manufacturing techniques. The Project temperature, incubation time, and choice of electron donor or the addition of certain chemical additives

  16. Micro/Nano Materials for Energy Storage, Fuel Cells and Sensors

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    Nakamura, Iku

    15 Micro/Nano Materials for Energy Storage, Fuel Cells and Sensors Speaker: Prof. Dr. Li-Xian Sun energy including hydrogen storage material, fuel cells such as biofuel cells, proton exchange membrane hydrides, MOFs, graphene for batteries, hydrogen storage, gas separation and sensors. #12;

  17. Nano-Sensor and Circuit Design for Anti-Cancer Drug Detection

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    De Micheli, Giovanni

    in the case of some pharmacological treatments based on drug regimens, such as anti-cancer drug therapies [2]. Etoposide is a widely used anti-cancer drug, administered for the treatment of many kinds of tumours [3, 4Nano-Sensor and Circuit Design for Anti-Cancer Drug Detection S. Sara Ghoreishizadeh, Camilla Baj

  18. NanoSIMS analysis of arsenic and selenium in cereal grain

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    Moore, Katie L.; Schröder, Markus; Lombi, Enzo; Zhao, Fang-Jie; McGrath, Steve P.; Hawkesford, Malcolm J.; Shewry, Peter R.; Grovenor, Chris R.M. (Rothamsted); (UCopenhagen); (Oxford)

    2012-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Cereals are an important source of selenium (Se) to humans and many people have inadequate intakes of this essential trace element. Conversely, arsenic (As) is toxic and may accumulate in rice grain at levels that pose a health risk. Knowledge of the localization of selenium and arsenic within the cereal grain will aid understanding of their deposition patterns and the impact of processes such as milling. High-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) was used to determine the localization of Se in wheat (Triticum aestivum) and As in rice (Oryza sativa). Combined synchrotron X-ray fluorescence (S-XRF) and NanoSIMS analysis utilized the strengths of both techniques. Selenium was concentrated in the protein surrounding the starch granules in the starchy endosperm cells and more homogeneously distributed in the aleurone cells but with Se-rich hotspots. Arsenic was concentrated in the subaleurone endosperm cells in association with the protein matrix rather than in the aleurone cells. NanoSIMS indicated that the high intensity of As identified in the S-XRF image was localized in micron-sized hotspots near the ovular vascular trace and nucellar projection. This is the first study showing subcellular localization in grain samples containing parts per million concentrations of Se and As. There is good quantitative agreement between NanoSIMS and S-XRF.

  19. Micro Catalytic Combustor with Pd/Nano-porous Alumina for High-Temperature Application

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    Kasagi, Nobuhide

    Micro Catalytic Combustor with Pd/Nano-porous Alumina for High-Temperature Application Takashi: A micro-scale catalytic combustor using high-precision ceramic tape-casting technology has been developed surface reaction of butane. In combustion experiments with a prototype combustor, the wall temperature

  20. NANO EXPRESS Open Access Au/Pd core-shell nanoparticles with varied hollow

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    Liu, Fuqiang

    NANO EXPRESS Open Access Au/Pd core-shell nanoparticles with varied hollow Au cores for enhanced has been developed to synthesize Au/Pd core-shell nanoparticles via galvanic replacement of Cu by Pd on hollow Au nanospheres. The unique nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, X

  1. Coupling an electron spin in a semiconductor quantum dot to an optical nano-cavity

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    Arka Majumdar; Per Kaer; Michal Bajcsy; Erik D. Kim; Konstantinos G. Lagoudakis; Armand Rundquist; Jelena Vuckovic

    2013-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a scheme to efficiently couple a single quantum dot electron spin to an optical nano-cavity, which enables us to simultaneously benefit from a cavity as an efficient photonic interface, as well as to perform high fidelity (nearly 100%) spin initialization and manipulation achievable in bulk semiconductors. Moreover, the presence of the cavity speeds up the spin initialization process beyond GHz.

  2. Parallel Processing of Large Datasets from NanoLC-FTICR-MS Measurements

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    van Nieuwpoort, Rob V.

    for these biomarkers Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FTICR-MS) is a powerful tool becauseParallel Processing of Large Datasets from NanoLC-FTICR-MS Measurements Y. E. M. van der Burgt, I parallel processing of large mass spectral datasets in a distributed computing environment is demonstrated

  3. Molecular dynamics simulations of the nano-scale room-temperature oxidation of aluminum single crystals

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    Southern California, University of

    films that form on aluminum and aluminum alloys in air protect the surface against further oxidationMolecular dynamics simulations of the nano-scale room-temperature oxidation of aluminum single Abstract The oxidation of aluminum single crystals is studied using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations

  4. Synthesis of gold nano-particles in a microfluidic platform for water quality monitoring applications

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    Datta, Sayak

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A microfluidic lab-on-a-chip (LOC) device for in-situ synthesis of gold nano-particles was developed. The long term goal is to develop a portable hand-held diagnostic platform for monitoring water quality (e.g., detecting metal ion pollutants...

  5. Impact of nano-size weathering products on the dissolution rates of primary minerals

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    Simon, Emmanuel

    Impact of nano-size weathering products on the dissolution rates of primary minerals Simon.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109 USA Abstract The natural weathering rates of primary minerals are often orders of mag- nitude lower than the rates of mineral dissolution measured in laboratory

  6. Comparison of the Resonant Frequency in Graphene and Metallic Nano-antennas

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    Comparison of the Resonant Frequency in Graphene and Metallic Nano-antennas Ignacio Llatser, D-42119 Wuppertal, Germany Abstract. The scalability of the resonant frequency in graphene. The antenna resonances are obtained by combining the dispersion relation in free-standing graphene and gold

  7. Nanonetworks: Motivation In order to overcome their limitations, these nano-devices can be interconnected to

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    Politècnica de Catalunya, Universitat

    of operation. Nanotechnology and Graphene Nanotechnology is a truly multidisciplinary field which has yielded numerous discoveries, such as graphene and its incredible properties. Indeed, graphene is considered. Wireless Nanosensor Networks using Graphene-based Nano-Antennas Sergi Abadal, Josep Miquel Jornet, Ignacio

  8. Next Generation Optical Fiber for IR Applications: Novel Materials and NanoScale Textures

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    Van Stryland, Eric

    Next Generation Optical Fiber for IR Applications: Novel Materials and NanoScale Textures Axel, Orlando, FL 32816, USA #12;Outline · Impact of fiber optics · What are next generation optical fibers achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication" Charles K. Kao Brief

  9. Self-Powered Wireless Nano-scale Sensor Networks within Chemical Reactors

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    New South Wales, University of

    a reactor for a bottom-up control of the chemical synthesis with the ultimate goal of improvingSelf-Powered Wireless Nano-scale Sensor Networks within Chemical Reactors Eisa Zarepour1 Mahbub networks (NSNs) can be applied in many chemical applications to monitor and control the chemical process

  10. Microbial Power-Generating Capabilities on Micro-/Nano-Structured Anodes in

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    Cincinnati, University of

    Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are an alternative electricity gen- erating technology and efficient method-/Nano-Structured Anode Materials, Microbial Fuel Cell 1 Introduction The last three decades have witnessed significant develop- ments and performance improvements in microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology [1]. These advances

  11. Fast Optimization of Nano-CMOS Voltage-Controlled Oscillator using Polynomial Regression and Genetic Algorithm

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    Fast Optimization of Nano-CMOS Voltage-Controlled Oscillator using Polynomial Regression in a current-starved 50nm voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). Accurate polynomial-regression based models have-CMOS), Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO). 1. Introduction Digital design exploration and optimization is highly

  12. Nano Res. 2011, 4(3): 290296290 Hybrid Silicon-Carbon Nanostructured Composites as Superior

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    ­6]. Among the above-mentioned energy conversion and storage devices, lithium ion batteries have been widely as components for next-generation electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices [9­11]. For instance, TiNano Res. 2011, 4(3): 290­296290 Hybrid Silicon-Carbon Nanostructured Composites as Superior Anodes

  13. Engineering Physics: From Nano-Electronics and Photonics to Renewable Energy

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    Smy, Tom

    Engineering Physics: From Nano-Electronics and Photonics to Renewable Energy Tom Smy Department of Electronics, Carleton University Questions are welcome! #12;OUTLINE ·Introduction to Engineering Physics (EE Engineering Physics Department of Electronics Department of System and Computer Engineering The Programs

  14. Tunable atomic termination in nano-necklace BiFeO{sub 3}

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    Sobhan, Mushtaq; Xu, Qiang; Yang, Qian; Anariba, Franklin; Wu, Ping, E-mail: wuping@sutd.edu.sg [Entropic Interface Group (EIG), Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), 20 Dover Drive (Singapore)

    2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the growth kinetics of BiFeO{sub 3} (BFO) nano-necklace based on first principles modeling and electrospinning experiments. A two-step layered growth mechanism is proposed to control the atomic termination of each nano-necklace. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results agree well with our model predictions; (1) samples calcined at 500 and 550?°C consist of FeO{sub 2} (F-F) terminated nano-necklace, (2) samples calcined at 650?°C consist of either BiO (B-B) or BiO and FeO{sub 2} (B-F) terminated ones. The XRD diffraction peaks are located at lower 2? values with a magnetic moment of 3.0?emu/g for the former and at higher 2? values with a decrease in the magnetic moment to 0.4?emu/g for the later samples. The activation energy associated with the growth of the nano-necklaces was experimentally determined to be 0.37?eV/atom. This study provides fundamental understanding for the long-sought layer-by-layer assembly of BFO nanostructures.

  15. Integrated Nano-to-Millimeter (In2m) Systems MEMS Safety &

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center University of Maryland Article: Nano-to-Millimeter Scale Integrated Systems H. Last, M. Deeds, D. Garvick, R. Kavetsky Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division P. Sandborn, E. B. Magrab, S. K. Gupta CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center University

  16. Modeling of dual-metal Schottky contacts based silicon micro and nano wire solar cells

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    Anantaram, M. P.

    Modeling of dual-metal Schottky contacts based silicon micro and nano wire solar cells M. Golam Work function Lifetime Diffusion length Interdigitated solar cell a b s t r a c t We study solar cell nanowires and nanotubes are considered to be potential candidates for low cost and high efficiency solar

  17. Dr. Brian L. Wardle Director, Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace STructures (NECST) Consortium

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    are in the areas of nano-engineered advanced composites, bulk nanostructured materials, carbon-based material applications. Such hybrid advanced composites employ aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to enhance laminate Composite aerospace STructures (NECST) Consortium and has served as the materials/structures lead on MIT

  18. Tungsten nano-tendril growth in the Alcator C-Mod divertor

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    Baldwin, M.J.

    Growth of tungsten nano-tendrils ('fuzz') has been observed for the first time in the divertor region of a high-power density tokamak experiment. After 14 consecutive helium L-mode discharges in Alcator C-Mod, the tip of ...

  19. Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure Polymers display some similarities and some differences with nano-aggregates.

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    Beaucage, Gregory

    Polymer Thermodynamics and Chain Structure Polymers display some similarities and some differences with nano-aggregates. Both materials are composed of basic units, Kuhn units for polymers which are rod an aggregate in nanomaterials and a polymer coil in Polymer Science. The mass-fractal or minimum dimension

  20. TAILORING OF NANO-AND MICROSTRUCTURE IN BIOMIMETICALLY SYNTHESIZED CERAMIC FILMS

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    Cho, Junghyun

    TAILORING OF NANO- AND MICROSTRUCTURE IN BIOMIMETICALLY SYNTHESIZED CERAMIC FILMS Guangneng Zhang University of New York at Binghamton Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 ABSTRACT A novel ceramic thin film deposition approach through which inorganic materials were deposited on a functionalized organic matrix from aqueous

  1. Simultaneous Power Fluctuation and Average Power Minimization during Nano-CMOS Behavioral Synthesis

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    Simultaneous Power Fluctuation and Average Power Minimization during Nano-CMOS Behavioral Synthesis for the reduction of total power and power fluctuation dur- ing behavioral synthesis. We consider resources of dual component library which is then used during behavioral synthesis. The formulated multi-objective cost

  2. CURRICULUM VITAE NanoScience Technology Center Phone: (407)882-2847

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    Leuenberger, Michael N.

    and Robert E. Cohen RESEARCH INSTERESTS · Polymer Composites for Energy Conversion and Storage · Surface of Chemistry Fax: (407)882-2819 University of Central Florida E-mail: lzhai@mail.ucf.edu http://www.nanoscience.ucf.edu/faculty/zhai.php PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Associate Professor NanoScience Technology Center and the Department of Chemistry

  3. A Penicillamine Biosensor Based on Tyrosinase Immobilized on Nano-Au/ PAMAM Dendrimer Modified Gold Electrode

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    Kwak, Juhyoun

    Full Paper A Penicillamine Biosensor Based on Tyrosinase Immobilized on Nano-Au/ PAMAM Dendrimer-Au as an intermediator to immobilize the enzyme of tyrosinase. The characterization of the modified electrode). Tyrosinase can catalyze the oxidation of catechol to o- benzoquinone. When penicillamine was added

  4. A photonic nano-architecture is designed to enhance solar water splitting effi-

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    energy into hydrogen. However, the solar- to-H2 conversion efficiency is still very low due to rapid bulk artificial photosynthesis routes using solar energy to produce H2 or other fuels is an attractive scientificA photonic nano-architecture is designed to enhance solar water splitting effi- ciency

  5. Chapter 22. Nanofluidic BioMEMS Research Nano/Microfluidic BioMEMS Research

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    Chapter 22. Nanofluidic BioMEMS Research 22-1 Nano/Microfluidic BioMEMS Research RLE Group Micro / Nanofluidic BioMEMS Group Academic and Research Staff Professor Jongyoon Han Research Affiliates Dr. Yong 10, Sophomore) Overview of group Nanofluidic BioMEMS group in RLE (Han group) is exploring various

  6. Growth of novel micro-structured carbon thin films by using ultrashort-pulse laser deposition

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    ;! ! )! 1.1 pulsed-laser deposition PLD PLD ultra-short pulse laser deposition uPLD PLD [1] figure 1 seed electron PLD PLD nano-second ns Lab 325 femto-second fs ultra-short pulse laser deposition uPLD) u! ! "! Growth of novel micro-structured carbon thin films by using ultrashort-pulse laser

  7. The Prediction and Simulation for the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic-Based Composites Reinforced with Nano-Micro Particles

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    Luo Dongmei; Hu Jinshan; Yang Hong [Environment and Civil Engineering School, Foshan University, Foshan, 528000 (China); Zhou Yinglong [Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Foshan University, Foshan 528000 (China)

    2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The global-local homogenization method with precise period boundary conditions is applied to predict and simulate the mechanical properties of ceramic composites reinforced by spherical nano-micro particles with enwrapping and nesting arrays. The numerical simulation is performed with different size ratios of nano-micro particles, and different configurations for representative volume element. The results show that the low radius ratios of nano-micro particles produce a larger effective Young's modulus for its more uniform dispersion, and the hexagon RVE with nesting array can make an overestimation for effective elastic modulus of ceramic composites, and the interfacial damage between nano-microscopic particles and matrix degenerates the effective elastic modulus. It shows in this paper that it is significant to improve the mechanical properties of ceramic materials by mixing some nano- and micro-particles into the matrix with good designed array methods from the viewpoints of nano-microscopic crystal structure, and a rational interfacial damage model should be further proposed to investigate the toughening mechanism of ceramic-composites reinforced with nano-micro particles.

  8. Catalyzed Nano-Framework Stablized High Density Reversible Hydrogen Storage Systems

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    Xia Tang , Susanne M. Opalka , Daniel A. Mosher, Bruce L. Laube, Ronald J. Brown, Thomas H. Vanderspurt, Sarah Arsenault, Robert Wu, Jamie Strickler, Ewa. Ronnebro, Tim. Boyle and Joseph Cordaro

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A wide range of high capacity on-board rechargeable material candidates have exhibited non-ideal behavior related to irreversible hydrogen discharge / recharge behavior, and kinetic instability or retardation. This project addresses these issues by incorporating solvated and other forms of complex metal hydrides, with an emphasis on borohydrides, into nano-scale frameworks of low density, high surface area skeleton materials to stabilize, catalyze, and control desorption product formation associated with such complex metal hydrides. A variety of framework chemistries and hydride / framework combinations were investigated to make a relatively broad assessment of the method'Â?s potential. In this project, the hydride / framework interactions were tuned to decrease desorption temperatures for highly stable compounds or increase desorption temperatures for unstable high capacity compounds, and to influence desorption product formation for improved reversibility. First principle modeling was used to explore heterogeneous catalysis of hydride reversibility by modeling H{sub 2} dissociation, hydrogen migration, and rehydrogenation. Atomic modeling also demonstrated enhanced NaTi(BH{sub 4}){sub 4} stabilization at nano-framework surfaces modified with multi-functional agents. Amine multi-functional agents were found to have more balanced interactions with nano-framework and hydride clusters than other functional groups investigated. Experimentation demonstrated that incorporation of Ca(BH{sub 4}){sub 2} and Mg(BH{sub 4}){sub 2} in aerogels enhanced hydride desorption kinetics. Carbon aerogels were identified as the most suitable nano-frameworks for hydride kinetic enhancement and high hydride loading. High loading of NaTi(BH{sub 4}){sub 4} ligand complex in SiO{sub 2} aerogel was achieved and hydride stability was improved with the aerogel. Although improvements of desorption kinetics was observed, the incorporation of Ca(BH{sub 4}){sub 2} and Mg(BH{sub 4}){sub 2} in nano-frameworks did not improve their H{sub 2} absorption due to the formation of stable alkaline earth B12H12 intermediates upon rehydrogenation. This project primarily investigated the effect of nano-framework surface chemistry on hydride properties, while the effect of pore size is the focus area of other efforts (e.g., HRL, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) etc.) within the Metal Hydride Center of Excellence (MHCoE). The projects were complementary in gaining an overall understanding of the influence of nano-frameworks on hydride behavior.

  9. Film Si Solar Cells with Nano Si: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-09-00356

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    Wang, Q.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nevada Nanotechnology Center and Si group at NREL will work together to develop a-Si based solar cells with nano-Si technique. We will explore the existing a-Si based film solar cell technology at NREL and nano scale Si technology at Nevada Nanotechnology Center. By exchanging information, we will come; up with some new cell structures using nano-Si. We expect the new a-Si based cells will have optical enhancement or better electronic or optical properties of absorber layer to improve solar cell performance.

  10. Predictive design and fabrication of complex micro and nano patterns via wrinkling for scalable and affordable manufacturing

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    Saha, Sourabh Kumar

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is a demonstrated need for scalable and affordable manufacturing of complex micro and nano scale structures for applications such as fluidics-based medical diagnostics and photonicsbased sensing. Although high-rate ...

  11. Photodegradation of luminescence in organic-ligand-capped Eu{sup 3+}:LaF{sub 3} nano-particles

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    King, Gavin G. G.; Taylor, Luke R.; Longdell, Jevon J., E-mail: jevon.longdell@otago.ac.nz [Department of Physics, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin 9054 (New Zealand); Clarke, David J.; Quilty, J. W. [Callaghan Innovation Research Limited, P.O. Box 31-310, Lower Hutt 5040 (New Zealand)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The luminescence from europium doped lanthanum trifluoride (Eu{sup 3+}:LaF{sub 3}) nano-crystals can be greatly enhanced by capping with ?-diketonate organic ligands. Here, we report on photo-stability measurements for the case of nano-crystals capped with thenoyltrifluroacetone (TTA) and compared with those capped with an inactive ligand, oleic acid. With exposure to UV pump light, we observed significant decrease in fluorescence and change in emission spectrum of the TTA-capped nano-particles whilst the fluorescence lifetime remained approximately constant. After a dose of order 70?kJ?cm{sup ?2}, the luminescence level was similar to that of oleic acid capped nano-crystals. We discuss possible mechanisms.

  12. Bubble nucleation on nano- to micro-size cavities and posts: An experimental validation of classical theory

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    Phillips, B.

    Recently reported data suggest that bubble nucleation on surfaces with nano-sized features (cavities and posts) may occur close to the thermodynamic saturation temperature. However, according to the traditional theory of ...

  13. Piezoelectric Micro/Nano-Pillars for Energy Harvesting & Medical Ultrasound Applications Max Lifson, Dartmouth College, SURF 2010 Fellow

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    Li, Mo

    Piezoelectric Micro/Nano-Pillars for Energy Harvesting & Medical Ultrasound Applications Max Lifson these pillars are actually hollow nanotubes, the purpose of this study is to verify a process that can be used

  14. Development of Micro/Nano-Scale Sensors for Investigation of Heat Transfer in Multi-Phase Flows

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    Jeon, Sae Il

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    boiling experiments were conducted for three different substrates. Flow boiling experiments on bare silicon wafer surface were treated as the control experiment, and the results were compared with that of CNT (Carbon Nano-Tube) coated silicon wafer...

  15. Strategic Research Orientation `NanoMaterials for Energy' 1 Energy projects within MESA+ research groups, February 2013

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    Twente, Universiteit

    Strategic Research Orientation `NanoMaterials for Energy' 1 Energy projectsMaterials for Energy' Information: www.utwente.nl/mesaplus/nme/ Project title Group Ph water splitting and CO2 reduction OS / PCS Sun-Young Park Jennifer Herek

  16. Glass softening, crystallization, and vaporization of nano-aggregates of Amorphous Solid Water: Fast Scanning Calorimetry studies

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    Deepanjan Bhattacharya; Liam OReilly; Vlad Sadtchenko

    2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Fast scanning calorimetry (FSC) was employed to investigate glass softening dynamics in amorphous solid water (ASW) nano-aggregates with thicknesses ranging from 2 to 20 nm. ASW nano-aggregates were prepared by vapor-deposition on the surface of a tungsten filament near 141 K and then heated at a rate of 100 kK/s. The resulting thermogram complex endo- and exothermal features were analyzed using a simple model. The results of the analysis show that glass softening of ASW nano-aggregates takes place at 160 K and vaporization of ASW nano-aggregates can take place at temperatures as low as 185 K. The results of these studies are discussed in conjunction with results of past studies of glass softening dynamics in water in various confining geometries.

  17. Production of ultra-thin nano-scaled graphene platelets from meso-carbon micro-beads

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    Zhamu, Aruna; Guo, Jiusheng; Jang, Bor Z

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of producing nano-scaled graphene platelets (NGPs) having an average thickness no greater than 50 nm, typically less than 2 nm, and, in many cases, no greater than 1 nm. The method comprises (a) intercalating a supply of meso-carbon microbeads (MCMBs) to produce intercalated MCMBs; and (b) exfoliating the intercalated MCMBs at a temperature and a pressure for a sufficient period of time to produce the desired NGPs. Optionally, the exfoliated product may be subjected to a mechanical shearing treatment, such as air milling, air jet milling, ball milling, pressurized fluid milling, rotating-blade grinding, or ultrasonicating. The NGPs are excellent reinforcement fillers for a range of matrix materials to produce nanocomposites. Nano-scaled graphene platelets are much lower-cost alternatives to carbon nano-tubes or carbon nano-fibers.

  18. Design, simulation and analysis of a molecular nano-sensor operating at terahertz frequencies for energetic materials.

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    Shenoy, Sukesh

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    to combine the fields of nanotechnology and terahertz science and develop a molecular nano-sensor that operates at terahertz frequencies. I focused our sensing on energetic materials, particularly nitromethane, and conducted an extensive analysis on its...

  19. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Metal Oxide Nano-Array Catalysts for Low Temperature Diesel Oxidation

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    Presentation given by U. Conn at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about metal oxide nano-array catalysts for...

  20. Subscriber access provided by Stanford University Libraries ACS Nano is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street

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    Zare, Richard N.

    Subscriber access provided by Stanford University Libraries ACS Nano is published by the American Research and Sustainable Technology, University of Bremen, Leobener Straße NW2, 28359 Bremen, Germany c

  1. Subscriber access provided by BOSTON UNIV ACS Nano is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street

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    Alivisatos ACS Nano, 2008, 2 (7), 1452-1458· DOI: 10.1021/nn800270m · Publication Date (Web): 22 July 2008, Rachel K. Smith, Yadong Yin, Haimei Zheng, Bjo¨ rn M. Reinhard,§ Haitao Liu, and A. Paul Alivisatos

  2. Centrifugal casting and fast curing of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) for the manufacture of micro and nano featured components

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    Mazzeo, Aaron D. (Aaron David), 1979-

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermosetting resin polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is commonly used to prototype micro and nano featured components. In the field of microfluidics, PDMS-based devices have been used for cell sorting, cell culturing, ...

  3. Electrical property and characterization of nano-SnO{sub 2}/wollastonite composite materials

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    Sun, Zhiming [School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Chemistry Discipline, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland 4001 (Australia); Bai, Zhiqiang; Shen, Hongling [Qinhuangdao Glass Research Design Institute, Qinhuangdao 066000 (China); Zheng, Shuilin, E-mail: shuilinzh@yahoo.com.cn [School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083 (China); Frost, Ray L., E-mail: r.frost@qut.edu.au [Chemistry Discipline, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland 4001 (Australia)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Resistivity as a function of different factors: hydrolysis temperature and time. Highlights: ? We have synthesized nano-tin oxide deposited on the surface of wollastonite. ? The antistatic properties were measured by rubber sheeter and four-point probe (FPP) sheet resistance measurement. ? The results showed that the nano-SnO{sub 2}/wollastonite composite materials showed better antistatic properties. ? The surface of wollastonite fiber was coated with a layer of 10–15 nm thickness of tin oxide grains. - Abstract: Nano-tin oxide was deposited on the surface of wollastonite using the mixed solution including stannic chloride pentahydrate precursor and wollastonite by a hydrolysis precipitation process. The antistatic properties of the wollastonite materials under different calcined conditions and composite materials (nano-SnO{sub 2}/wollastonite, SW) were measured by rubber sheeter and four-point probe (FPP) sheet resistance measurement. Effects of hydrolysis temperature and time, calcination temperature and time, pH value and nano-SnO{sub 2} coating amount on the resistivity of SW powders were studied, and the optimum experimental conditions were obtained. The microstructure and surface properties of wollastonite, precipitate and SW were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), specific surface area analyzer (BET), thermogravimetry (TG), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier translation infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) respectively. The results showed that the nano-SnO{sub 2}/wollastonite composite materials under optimum preparation conditions showed better antistatic properties, the resistivity of which was reduced from 1.068 × 10{sup 4} ? cm to 2.533 × 10{sup 3} ? cm. From TG and XRD analysis, the possible mechanism for coating of SnO{sub 2} nanoparticles on the surface of wollastonite was proposed. The infrared spectrum indicated that there were a large number of the hydroxyl groups on the surface of wollastonite. This is beneficial to the heterogeneous nucleation reaction. Through morphology, EDS and XPS analysis, the surface of wollastonite fiber was coated with a layer of 10–15 nm thickness of tin oxide grains the distribution of which was uniform.

  4. Assessing the Feasibility of Pico Hydro Technology on TESC

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    ;Objective/Motivation · Hydroelectric Power is very clean on small scales · Pacific NW: Lots of water Measure the flow of the stream to estimate the available hydroelectric power #12;Stream Flow Measurements Gravitational Potential Energy #12;Site Locations #12;The Culvert #12;Data: Power by Time Power Potential Over

  5. alturas del pico: Topics by E-print Network

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    correlation between the obtained forecasts and the occurrence of (Volcano-)Tectonic seismic events a clear indication of a relationship between the continuous seismic noise...

  6. Pico- and nanosecond laser ablation of mixed tungsten / aluminium films

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    Wisse, M; Steiner, R; Mathys, D; Stumpp, A; Joanny, M; Travere, J M; Meyer, E

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to extend the investigation of laser-assisted cleaning of ITER-relevant first mirror materials to the picosecond regime, a commercial laser system delivering 10 picosecond pulses at 355 nm at a frequency of up to 1 MHz has been used to investigate the ablation of mixed aluminium (oxide) / tungsten (oxide) layers deposited on poly- and nanocrystalline molybdenum as well as nanocrystalline rhodium mirrors. Characterization before and after cleaning using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and spectrophotometry shows heavy dust formation, resulting in a degradation of the reflectivity. Cleaning using a 5 nanosecond pulses at 350 and 532 nm, on the other hand, proved very promising. The structure of the film remnants suggests that in this case buckling was the underlying removal mechanism rather than ablation. Repeated coating and cleaning using nanosecond pulses is demonstrated.

  7. Pico Rivera, California: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal PwerPerkins County, Nebraska: Energy ResourcesPicket Lake, Minnesota: Energy ResourcesRivera,

  8. Pico Vermelho Geothermal Power Plant | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal PwerPerkins County, Nebraska: Energy ResourcesPicket Lake, Minnesota: Energy

  9. Pico Vermelho-Ribeira Grande Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere I Geothermal PwerPerkins County, Nebraska: Energy ResourcesPicket Lake, Minnesota: EnergyVermelho-Ribeira

  10. Self-Assembled Silica Nano-Composite Polymer Electrolytes: Synthesis, Rheology & Electrochemistry

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    Khan, Saad A.: Fedkiw Peter S.; Baker, Gregory L.

    2007-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The ultimate objectives of this research are to understand the principles underpinning nano-composite polymer electrolytes (CPEs) and facilitate development of novel CPEs that are low-cost, have high conductivities, large Li+ transference numbers, improved electrolyte-electrode interfacial stability, yield long cycle life, exhibit mechanical stability and are easily processable. Our approach is to use nanoparticulate silica fillers to formulate novel composite electrolytes consisting of surface-modified fumed silica nano-particles in polyethylene oxides (PEO) in the presence of lithium salts. We intend to design single-ion conducting silica nanoparticles which provide CPEs with high Li+ transference numbers. We also will develop low-Mw (molecular weight), high-Mw and crosslinked PEO electrolytes with tunable properties in terms of conductivity, transference number, interfacial stability, processability and mechanical strength

  11. Nano-scaled graphene platelets with a high length-to-width aspect ratio

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    Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

    2010-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention provides a nano-scaled graphene platelet (NGP) having a thickness no greater than 100 nm and a length-to-width ratio no less than 3 (preferably greater than 10). The NGP with a high length-to-width ratio can be prepared by using a method comprising (a) intercalating a carbon fiber or graphite fiber with an intercalate to form an intercalated fiber; (b) exfoliating the intercalated fiber to obtain an exfoliated fiber comprising graphene sheets or flakes; and (c) separating the graphene sheets or flakes to obtain nano-scaled graphene platelets. The invention also provides a nanocomposite material comprising an NGP with a high length-to-width ratio. Such a nanocomposite can become electrically conductive with a small weight fraction of NGPs. Conductive composites are particularly useful for shielding of sensitive electronic equipment against electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), and for electrostatic charge dissipation.

  12. Towards a better understanding of the structure of nano-minerals at ambient and extreme conditions

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    Parise, John B.; Ehm, Lars; Michel, F. Marc [Stony Brook University, Department of Geosciences and Mineral Physics Institute (United States); Antao, Sytle; Chupas, Peter J.; Lee, Peter L.; Martin, C. David; Shastri, Sarvjit [X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne IL 60439 (United States)

    2009-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The high-pressure (HP) behavior of nano-crystalline mackinawite (n-FeS) with particle sizes of 6, 7, and 8 nm has been investigated by high-energy X-ray total scattering and pair distribution function analysis. An irreversible first-order structural phase transition from tetragonal mackinawite to orthorhombic FeS-II was observed at about 3 GPa. The transition is induced by the closure of the van-der-Waals gap in the layered mackinawite structure. A grain size effect on the transition pressure and the compressibility was observed. The n-FcS study is an example of a broad class of nano-crystalline minerals where the total scattering (TS) approach provides significant new information on local-, intermediate- and long-range structure. Under extreme conditions, of pressure in this case, straightforward modifications allow quantitative descriptions of the transformations mechanisms.

  13. Nano-Scale Interpenetrating Phase Composites (IPC S) for Industrial and Vehicle Applications

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    Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL; Hu, Michael Z. [ORNL

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-year project was completed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to explore the technical and economic feasibility of producing nano-scale Interpenetrating Phase Composite (IPC) components of a usable size for actual testing/implementation in a real applications such as high wear/corrosion resistant refractory shapes for industrial applications, lightweight vehicle braking system components, or lower cost/higher performance military body and vehicle armor. Nano-scale IPC s with improved mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties have previously been demonstrated at the lab scale, but have been limited in size. The work performed under this project was focused on investigating the ability to take the current traditional lab scale processes to a manufacturing scale through scaling of these processes or through the utilization of an alternative high-temperature process.

  14. Surface force confinement cell for neutron reflectometry studies of complex fluids under nano-confinement

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    Cho, Jae-Hie [ORNL; Smith, Gregory Scott [ORNL; Hamilton, William A. [ANSTO; Mulder, D. [University of California, Davis; Kuhl, T. L. [University of California, Davis; Mays, Jimmy [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we describe the construction of a new neutron surface force confinement cell (NSFCC). The NSFCC is equipped with hydraulically powered in-situ, temporally stable, force control system for simultaneous neutron reflectometry studies of nano-confined complex fluid systems. Test measurements with deuterated toluene confined between two opposing diblock copolymer (polystyrene + poly 2-vinylpyridine) coated quartz substrates demonstrate the capabilities of the NSFCC. With increasing hydraulically-applied force, a series of well-defined decreasing separations were observed from neutron reflectivity measurements. No noticeable changes in the hydraulic pressure used for controlling the surface separation were observed during the measurements, demonstrating the high stability of the apparatus. This newly designed NSFCC introduces a higher level of control for studies of confinement and consequent finite size effects on nano-scale structure in a variety of complex fluid and soft condensed matter systems.

  15. A Nano-Quantum Photonic Model for Justification of Dispersion in Single Crystal Film of NPP

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    Hassan Kaatuzian; AliAkbar Wahedy Zarch

    2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a nano-quantum photonic model for justification of normal dispersion in a thin crystal film of NPP. In this method, we assume a laser beam consists of a flow of energetic particles. By precise analyzing of photon interaction with pi-electron system of benzene ring in NPP crystal, we will attain refractive index (RI) in any wavelength and compare the results with experimental data.

  16. Development of nano-scale and biomimetic surfaces for biomedical applications

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    Henry, James Edward

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    -Chairs of Committee, Theresa Good Daniel z Committee Members, Gerard Cot? Rosana ira Head of Department, Kenneth Hall August 2005 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Development of Nano-scale and Biomimetic Surfaces... for Biomedical Applications. (August 2005) James Edward Henry, B.S.; M.S., University of Arkansas Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Theresa Good Dr. Daniel Shantz The work described in this dissertation details the development of a biomimetic...

  17. Synthesis, characterization and magnetic behavior of Co/MCM-41 nano-composites

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    Cuello, N. [CITeQ-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Facultad Regional Córdoba, Maestro López esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, 5016 Córdoba (Argentina); Elías, V. [CITeQ-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Facultad Regional Córdoba, Maestro López esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, 5016 Córdoba (Argentina); CONICET (Argentina); Crivello, M. [CITeQ-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Facultad Regional Córdoba, Maestro López esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, 5016 Córdoba (Argentina); Oliva, M. [FaMAF-Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba (Argentina); IFEG-CONICET (Argentina); Eimer, G., E-mail: geimer@scdt.frc.utn.edu.ar [CITeQ-Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Facultad Regional Córdoba, Maestro López esq. Cruz Roja Argentina, 5016 Córdoba (Argentina); CONICET (Argentina)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of Co/MCM-41 as magnetic nano-composites have been investigated. Mesoporous materials with different degrees of metal loading were prepared by wet impregnation and characterized by ICP, XRD, N{sub 2} adsorption, UV–vis DRS, TPR and EPMA-EDS. Cobalt oxide clusters and Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nano-particles could be confined inside the mesopores of MCM-41, being this fact favored by the Co loading increasing. In addition, larger crystals of Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} detectable by XRD also grow on the surface when the Co loading is enhanced. The magnetic characterization was performed in a SQUID magnetometer using a maximum magnetic applied field µ{sub 0}Ha=1 T. While the samples with the higher Co loadings showed a behavior typically paramagnetic, a superparamagnetic contribution is more notorious for lower loadings, suggesting high Co species dispersion. - Graphical abstract: Room temperature hysteresis loops as a function of the Co content. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Co species as isolated Co{sup 2+}, oxide clusters and Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} nano-particles were detected. • For higher Co loads were detected, by XRD, Co{sub 3}O{sub 4} particles on the external surface. • The confining of Co species inside the mesopores was achieved by increasing Co load. • Paramagnetism from oxide clusters/nano-particles becomes dominant for higher Co loads. • Superparamagnetism can be assigned to Co species of small size and finely dispersed.

  18. Superior model for fault tolerance computation in designing nano-sized circuit systems

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    Singh, N. S. S., E-mail: narinderjit@petronas.com.my; Muthuvalu, M. S., E-mail: msmuthuvalu@gmail.com [Fundamental and Applied Sciences Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak (Malaysia); Asirvadam, V. S., E-mail: vijanth-sagayan@petronas.com.my [Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak (Malaysia)

    2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    As CMOS technology scales nano-metrically, reliability turns out to be a decisive subject in the design methodology of nano-sized circuit systems. As a result, several computational approaches have been developed to compute and evaluate reliability of desired nano-electronic circuits. The process of computing reliability becomes very troublesome and time consuming as the computational complexity build ups with the desired circuit size. Therefore, being able to measure reliability instantly and superiorly is fast becoming necessary in designing modern logic integrated circuits. For this purpose, the paper firstly looks into the development of an automated reliability evaluation tool based on the generalization of Probabilistic Gate Model (PGM) and Boolean Difference-based Error Calculator (BDEC) models. The Matlab-based tool allows users to significantly speed-up the task of reliability analysis for very large number of nano-electronic circuits. Secondly, by using the developed automated tool, the paper explores into a comparative study involving reliability computation and evaluation by PGM and, BDEC models for different implementations of same functionality circuits. Based on the reliability analysis, BDEC gives exact and transparent reliability measures, but as the complexity of the same functionality circuits with respect to gate error increases, reliability measure by BDEC tends to be lower than the reliability measure by PGM. The lesser reliability measure by BDEC is well explained in this paper using distribution of different signal input patterns overtime for same functionality circuits. Simulation results conclude that the reliability measure by BDEC depends not only on faulty gates but it also depends on circuit topology, probability of input signals being one or zero and also probability of error on signal lines.

  19. Development of in situ, at-wavelength metrology for soft x-ray nano-focusing

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    Yuan, Sheng Sam; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Celestre, Richard; McKinney, Wayne R.; Morrison, Gregory Y.; Warwick, Tony; Padmore, Howard A.

    2010-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Advanced Light Source (ALS), we are developing broadly applicable, high-accuracy, in situ, at-wavelength wavefront slope measurement techniques for Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) mirror nano-focusing. We describe here details of the metrology beamline endstation, the at-wavelength tests, and an original alignment method that have already allowed us to precisely set a bendable KB mirror to achieve a FWHM focused spot size of ~;;120 nm, at 1-nm soft x-ray wavelength.

  20. Formation of Micro and Nano Structures Using VUV 157 nm Laser Radiation

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    Walton, C. D.; Cockcroft, S. [Physics, Department of Physical Sciences, University of Hull, HU6 7RX (United Kingdom)

    2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on laser ablation experiments on micro and nano size composite structures. The surface of CR-39 and polycarbonate has been intentionally seeded with silicon carbide and silver nanowires and subsequently laser irradiated at a wavelength of 157 nm. We show scanning electron micrograph images of prismatic and conical structures produced by laser ablation and discuss a shape transformation from a prismatic to a conical structure.

  1. Combined experimental and numerical evaluation of a prototype nano-PCM enhanced wallboard

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    Biswas, Kaushik [ORNL] [ORNL; LuPh.D., Jue [Technova Corporation; Soroushian, Parviz [Technova Corporation] [Technova Corporation; Shrestha, Som S [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the United States, forty-eight (48) percent of the residential end-use energy consumption is spent on space heating and air conditioning. Reducing envelope-generated heating and cooling loads through application of phase change material (PCM)-enhanced building envelopes can facilitate maximizing the energy efficiency of buildings. Combined experimental testing and numerical modeling of PCM-enhanced envelope components are two important aspects of the evaluation of their energy benefits. An innovative phase change material (nano-PCM) was developed with PCM encapsulated with expanded graphite (interconnected) nanosheets, which is highly conductive for enhanced thermal storage and energy distribution, and is shape-stable for convenient incorporation into lightweight building components. A wall with cellulose cavity insulation and prototype PCM-enhanced interior wallboards was built and tested in a natural exposure test (NET) facility in a hot-humid climate location. The test wall contained PCM wallboards and regular gypsum wallboard, for a side-by-side annual comparison study. Further, numerical modeling of the walls containing the nano-PCM wallboard was performed to determine its actual impact on wall-generated heating and cooling loads. The model was first validated using experimental data, and then used for annual simulations using Typical Meteorological Year (TMY3) weather data. This article presents the measured performance and numerical analysis evaluating the energy-saving potential of the nano-PCM-enhanced wallboard.

  2. Efficient gas sensitivity in mixed bismuth ferrite micro (cubes) and nano (plates) structures

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    Waghmare, Shivaji D.; Jadhav, Vijaykumar V.; Gore, Shaym K. [Center for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 431606, Maharashtra (India)] [Center for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 431606, Maharashtra (India); Yoon, Seog-Joon; Ambade, Swapnil B. [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-1791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-1791 (Korea, Republic of); Lokhande, B.J. [Department of Physics, Solapur University, Solapur (India)] [Department of Physics, Solapur University, Solapur (India); Mane, Rajaram S., E-mail: rsmane_2000@yahoo.com [Center for Nanomaterials and Energy Devices, School of Physical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 431606, Maharashtra (India); Han, Sung-Hwan, E-mail: shhan@hanyang.ac.kr [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-1791 (Korea, Republic of)] [Inorganic Nanomaterials Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-1791 (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Micro (cubes) structure embedded in nano (plates) of bismuth ferrite was prepared by a chemical method. ? These structures were characterized by XRD and SEM. ? LPG, CO{sub 2} and NH{sub 4} gases were exposed. ? Properties related to gas sensors were measured and reported. -- Abstract: Mixed micro (cubes) and nano (plates) structures of bismuth ferrite (BFO) have been synthesized by a simple and cost-effective wet-chemical method. Structural, morphological and phase confirmation characteristics are measured using X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray analysis techniques. The digital FE-SEM photo-images of BFO sample confirmed an incubation of discrete micro-cubes into thin and regularly placed large number of nano-plates. The bismuth ferrite, with mixed structures, films show considerable performance when used in liquefied petroleum (LPG), carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and ammonium (NH{sub 3}) gas sensors application. Different chemical entities in LPG have made it more efficient with higher sensitivity, recovery and response times compared to CO{sub 2} and NH{sub 3} gases. Furthermore, effect of palladium surface treatment on the gas sensitivity and the charge transfer resistances of BFO mixed structures is investigated and reported.

  3. SeZnSb alloy and its nano tubes, graphene composites properties

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    Singh, Abhay Kumar [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Physics, Bangalore-560012 (India)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Composite can alter the individual element physical property, could be useful to define the specific use of the material. Therefore, work demonstrates the synthesis of a new composition Se{sub 96}-Zn{sub 2}-Sb{sub 2} and its composites with 0.05% multi-walled carbon nano tubes and 0.05% bilayer graphene, in the glassy form. The diffused amorphous structure of the multi walled carbon nano tubes and bilayer gaphene in the Se{sub 96}-Zn{sub 2}-Sb{sub 2} alloy have been analyzed by using the Raman, X-ray photoluminescence spectroscopy, Furrier transmission infrared spectra, photoluminescence, UV/visible absorption spectroscopic measurements. The diffused prime Raman bands (G and D) have been appeared for the multi walled carbon nano tubes and graphene composites, while the X-ray photoluminescence core energy levels peak shifts have been observed for the composite materials. Subsequently the photoluminescence property at room temperature and a drastic enhancement (upto 80%) in infrared transmission percentage has been obtained for the bilayer graphene composite, along with optical energy band gaps for these materials have been evaluated 1.37, 1.39 and 1.41 eV.

  4. Effect of morphology and solvent on two-photon absorption of nano zinc oxide

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    Kavitha, M.K. [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram 695547, Kerala (India); Haripadmam, P.C.; Gopinath, Pramod; Krishnan, Bindu [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram 695547, Kerala (India); John, Honey, E-mail: honey@iist.ac.in [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Valiamala, Thiruvananthapuram 695547, Kerala (India)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? ZnO nanospheres and triangular structures synthesis by novel precipitation technique. ? The effect of precursor concentration on the size and shape of nano ZnO. ? Open aperture Z-scan measurements of the ZnO nanoparticle dispersions. ? Nanospheres exhibit higher two photon absorption coefficient than triangular nanostructures. ? Nanospheres dispersed in water exhibit higher two photon absorption coefficient than its dispersion in 2-propanol. - Abstract: In this paper, we report the effect of morphology and solvent on the two-photon absorption of nano zinc oxide. Zinc oxide nanoparticles in two different morphologies like nanospheres and triangular nanostructures are synthesized by novel precipitation technique and their two-photon absorption coefficient is measured using open aperture Z-scan technique. Experimental results show that the zinc oxide nanospheres exhibit higher two-photon absorption coefficient than the zinc oxide triangular nanostructures. The zinc oxide nanospheres dispersed in water exhibit higher two-photon absorption coefficient than that of its dispersion in 2-propanol. The zinc oxide nanospheres dispersed in water shows a decrease in two-photon absorption coefficient with an increase in on-axis irradiance. The result confirms the dependence of shape and solvent on the two-photon absorption of nano zinc oxide.

  5. Non-precious Co3O4 nano-rod electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in anion-exchange membrane fuel cells

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    Zhao, Tianshou

    Non-precious Co3O4 nano-rod electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in anion 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c1ee01431e We report preparation of carbon-supported Co3O4 electrocatalysts with nano that the non-precious Co3O4 electrocatalyst with the nano-rod structure ($12 nm in length and $5.1 nm

  6. NOVEL PREPARATION AND MAGNETO CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF NANO-PARTICLE MIXED ALCOHOL CATALYSTS

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    Setala V. Naidu

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have produced Co, Cu, and Fe nano-particles by Laser-induced solution deposition (LISD) as evidenced by TEM investigations. Sizes of the nano-particles created are in the order of 5 nm. The LISD system could generate nano-particles in quantities only in the order of a milligram. This may be mainly due to the limited photo induced reactions taking place on the surface of the solutions. We have designed experiments to use drop flow technique with LISD for nano-particle deposition on microreactors. Preliminary work has been done on Co and Fe thin film deposited microreactors. We are also investigating the catalytic properties of nano-particles of FeO and CoO prepared by ball milling and dispersed into sol-gel prepared alumina granules. We have continued our investigation of catalytic reactions of Cu, Co, Fe, Cu/Co, Cu/Fe and Co/Fe on alumina support. The metal oxides were first reduced with hydrogen and used for the conversion of CO/H{sub 2}. The surface area of the catalysts has been determined by nitrogen disorption. They are in the range of 200-300 m{sup 2}/g. Cu, Co, Fe, Co/Fe, Cu/Co and Cu/Fe showed increasing order of catalytic activity for CO/H{sub 2} conversion. We are also studying catalytic conversion rates for CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2} and CO/CO{sub 2}/H{sub 2} mixtures using these catalysts. Our investigations of Co and Fe thin film deposited microreactors showed higher CO/H{sub 2} conversion for Fe compared to Co. We have used vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) to study the magnetic characteristics of as prepared, reduced, post-reaction catalysts. Comparative study of the ferromagnetic component of these samples gives the reduction efficiency and the changes in metal centers during catalytic reactions. Magnetic studies of post-reaction Co and Fe micro-reactors show that more carbide formation occurs for iron compared to cobalt.

  7. Dynamics of femto-and nanosecond laser ablation plumes investigated using optical emission spectroscopy

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    Harilal, S. S.

    . Plasma formation occurs when a high powered pulsed laser is focused onto a target such that the energy, such as pulse duration, energy, and wave- length; along with the target properties and surrounding conditions,10 ion beams11 of various charge states, laser-ablation inductively coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry (LA

  8. Ad hoc wireless networks with femto-cell deployment: a study 

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    Bharucha, Zubin Rustam

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nowadays, with a worldwide market penetration of over 50% in the mobile telecommunications sector, there is also an unrelenting demand from the subscribers for ever increasing transmission rates and availability of ...

  9. PhD thesis subject Institut FEMTO-ST (UMR CNRS 6174/UFC/ENSMM/UTBM)

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    Jeanjean, Louis

    on the production domain, the maintenance is either preventive or corrective. The preventive maintenance is always, due to the system degradation, a maintenance phase has to be planned to solve the problem and to re-establish the desired throughput. Actually, the system is supposed to take maintenance phases into account and depending

  10. FINAL REPORT: Room Temperature Hydrogen Storage in Nano-Confined Liquids

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    VAJO, JOHN

    2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE continues to seek solid-state hydrogen storage materials with hydrogen densities of ?6 wt% and ?50 g/L that can deliver hydrogen and be recharged at room temperature and moderate pressures enabling widespread use in transportation applications. Meanwhile, development including vehicle engineering and delivery infrastructure continues for compressed-gas hydrogen storage systems. Although compressed gas storage avoids the materials-based issues associated with solid-state storage, achieving acceptable volumetric densities has been a persistent challenge. This project examined the possibility of developing storage materials that would be compatible with compressed gas storage technology based on enhanced hydrogen solubility in nano-confined liquid solvents. These materials would store hydrogen in molecular form eliminating many limitations of current solid-state materials while increasing the volumetric capacity of compressed hydrogen storage vessels. Experimental methods were developed to study hydrogen solubility in nano-confined liquids. These methods included 1) fabrication of composites comprised of volatile liquid solvents for hydrogen confined within the nano-sized pore volume of nanoporous scaffolds and 2) measuring the hydrogen uptake capacity of these composites without altering the composite composition. The hydrogen storage capacities of these nano-confined solvent/scaffold composites were compared with bulk solvents and with empty scaffolds. The solvents and scaffolds were varied to optimize the enhancement in hydrogen solubility that accompanies confinement of the solvent. In addition, computational simulations were performed to study the molecular-scale structure of liquid solvent when confined within an atomically realistic nano-sized pore of a model scaffold. Confined solvent was compared with similar simulations of bulk solvent. The results from the simulations were used to formulate a mechanism for the enhanced solubility and to guide the experiments. Overall, the combined experimental measurements and simulations indicate that hydrogen storage based on enhanced solubility in nano-confined liquids is unlikely to meet the storage densities required for practical use. Only low gravimetric capacities of < 0.5 wt% were achieved. More importantly, solvent filled scaffolds had lower volumetric capacities than corresponding empty scaffolds. Nevertheless, several of the composites measured did show significant (>~ 5x) enhanced hydrogen solubility relative to bulk solvent solubility, when the hydrogen capacity was attributed only to dissolution in the confined solvent. However, when the hydrogen capacity was compared to an empty scaffold that is known to store hydrogen by surface adsorption on the scaffold walls, including the solvent always reduced the hydrogen capacity. For the best composites, this reduction relative to an empty scaffold was ~30%; for the worst it was ~90%. The highest capacities were obtained with the largest solvent molecules and with scaffolds containing 3- dimensionally confined pore geometries. The simulations suggested that the capacity of the composites originated from hydrogen adsorption on the scaffold pore walls at sites not occupied by solvent molecules. Although liquid solvent filled the pores, not all of the adsorption sites on the pore walls were occupied due to restricted motion of the solvent molecules within the confined pore space.

  11. Published: September 14, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 4462 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl2027684 |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 44624467

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    Cui, Yi

    |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4462­4467 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Hollow Carbon Nanofiber-Encapsulated Sulfur presents a significant challenge for practical applications. Here we report a hollow carbon nanofi- ber capacity and excellent electrochemical cycling of the cells. The hollow carbon nanofiber arrays were

  12. Subscriber access provided by -Access paid by the | UC Berkeley Library Nano Letters is published by the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth

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    Zettl, Alex

    Subscriber access provided by - Access paid by the | UC Berkeley Library Nano Letters is published. Zettl Nano Lett., 2009, 9 (5), 1835-1838· Publication Date (Web): 28 April 2009 Downloaded from http in which an iron nanoparticle shuttle is controllably positioned within a hollow nanotube channel

  13. Three dimensional numerical study of heat-transfer enhancement by nano-encapsulated phase change material slurry in microtube heat sinks

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    Zhang, Yuwen

    impingement with nanoencapsulated phase change materials (NEP- CM) slurry as coolant. In this study such as a mixture of nano-encapsulated phase change material to dissipate the heat from the heat sourceThree dimensional numerical study of heat-transfer enhancement by nano-encapsulated phase change

  14. Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 5361 Finite element analysis-based design of a fluid-flow control nano-valve

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    Grujicic, Mica

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 53­61 Finite element analysis-based design A finite element method-based procedure is developed for the design of molecularly functionalized nano of a fluid-flow control nano-valve. The results obtained suggest that the finite element-based procedure

  15. Optimizing Cr(VI) and Tc(VII) remediation through nano-scale biomineral engineering

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    Cutting, R. S.; Coker, V. S.; Telling, N. D.; Kimber, R. L.; Pearce, C. I.; Ellis, B.; Lawson, R; van der Laan, G.; Pattrick, R.A.D.; Vaughan, D.J.; Arenholz, E.; Lloyd, J. R.

    2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    To optimize the production of biomagnetite for the bioremediation of metal oxyanion contaminated waters, the reduction of aqueous Cr(VI) to Cr(III) by two biogenic magnetites and a synthetic magnetite was evaluated under batch and continuous flow conditions. Results indicate that nano-scale biogenic magnetite produced by incubating synthetic schwertmannite powder in cell suspensions of Geobacter sulfurreducens is more efficient at reducing Cr(VI) than either biogenic nano-magnetite produced from a suspension of ferrihydrite 'gel' or synthetic nano-scale Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} powder. Although X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) measurements obtained from post-exposure magnetite samples reveal that both Cr(III) and Cr(VI) are associated with nanoparticle surfaces, X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD) studies indicate that some Cr(III) has replaced octahedrally coordinated Fe in the lattice of the magnetite. Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) measurements of total aqueous Cr in the associated solution phase indicated that, although the majority of Cr(III) was incorporated within or adsorbed to the magnetite samples, a proportion ({approx}10-15 %) was released back into solution. Studies of Tc(VII) uptake by magnetites produced via the different synthesis routes also revealed significant differences between them as regards effectiveness for remediation. In addition, column studies using a {gamma}-camera to obtain real time images of a {sup 99m}Tc(VII) radiotracer were performed to visualize directly the relative performances of the magnetite sorbents against ultra-trace concentrations of metal oxyanion contaminants. Again, the magnetite produced from schwertmannite proved capable of retaining more ({approx}20%) {sup 99m}Tc(VII) than the magnetite produced from ferrihydrite, confirming that biomagnetite production for efficient environmental remediation can be fine-tuned through careful selection of the initial Fe(III) mineral substrate supplied to Fe(III)-reducing bacteria.

  16. Development of 3-D magnetic nano-arrays by electrodeposition into mesoporous silica.

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    Campbell, R.; Manning, J.; Bakker, M.G.; Li, X.; Lee, D.R.; Wang, J.; X-Ray Science Division; Univ. of Alabama

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of periodic nanostructures fabricated by self-assembly of surfactants and block co-polymers has opened up the possibility of generating periodic magnetic nanostructures of types not accessible by self-assembly of nano-particles. The fabrication of mesoporous silica thin films around self-assembled block co-polymers is well established. Common structures for such films are SBA-15 which consists of hexagonal arrays of cylindrical pores and SBA-16 which has face centered arrays of spherical voids. These pores are connected by 1-2 nm thick flaws in the continuous silica phase producing an effectively continuous porous phase. After removal of the block co-polymer template, electrodeposition into the mesoporous silica thin films produces arrays of 5-10 nm diameter nano-wires and nano-particles. We have demonstrated that such materials can be fabricated on a wide range of metal substrates. Characterization by Scanning Electron Microscopies shows that the mesoporous silica is well ordered over micron scale areas. Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) studies shows diffraction spots, consistent with the entire film being well ordered. GISAXS also shows that the mesoporous silica films survive removal of the template and electrodeposition of nickel and cobalt into the mesoporous silica films. Such films are of interest for their magnetic properties, as the nanophase and scale can be independently varied. Further, the presence of nanowires inside an insulator suggests that these films might also be of interest as the current confining element for Confined Current Path-Current Perpendicular to Plane GMR sensors.

  17. Self-organized Nano-lens Arrays by Intensified Dewetting of Electron Beam Modified Polymer Thin-films

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    Ankur Verma; Ashutosh Sharma

    2011-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Sub-100 nm polymeric spherical plano-convex nano-lens arrays are fabricated using short electron beam exposures to selectively modify the ultrathin (films, followed by their intensified self-organized dewetting under an aqueous-organic mixture. A short exposure to e-beam locally modifies the polymer chains to effectively change the viscosity of the film in small domains, thus bringing in the dynamical dewetting contrast in the film that produces aligned and ordered dewetted nanostructures. Both negative and positive e-beam tone polymers are thus used to produce array of nano-lenses. The intensified self-organized dewetting under a water-organic solvent mixture overcomes the limitations on surface tension and dewetting force and thus facilitates the formation of sub-100 nm diameter polymer nanolenses of tunable curvature. By varying the extent of e-beam exposure, various configurations from isolated to connected nano-lens arrays can be fabricated.

  18. Kinetics of solid-gas reactions characterized by scanning AC nano-calorimetry with application to Zr oxidation

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    Xiao, Kechao; Lee, Dongwoo; Vlassak, Joost J., E-mail: vlassak@esag.harvard.edu [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)

    2014-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Scanning AC nano-calorimetry is a recently developed experimental technique capable of measuring the heat capacity of thin-film samples of a material over a wide range of temperatures and heating rates. Here, we describe how this technique can be used to study solid-gas phase reactions by measuring the change in heat capacity of a sample during reaction. We apply this approach to evaluate the oxidation kinetics of thin-film samples of zirconium in air. The results confirm parabolic oxidation kinetics with an activation energy of 0.59?±?0.03 eV. The nano-calorimetry measurements were performed using a device that contains an array of micromachined nano-calorimeter sensors in an architecture designed for combinatorial studies. We demonstrate that the oxidation kinetics can be quantified using a single sample, thus enabling high-throughput mapping of the composition-dependence of the reaction rate.

  19. Facile synthesis of hollow nano-spheres and hemispheres of cobalt by polyol reduction This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.

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    Gao, Hongjun

    Facile synthesis of hollow nano-spheres and hemispheres of cobalt by polyol reduction This article.1088/0957-4484/21/37/375602 Facile synthesis of hollow nano-spheres and hemispheres of cobalt by polyol reduction Haitao Yang1 2010 Published 17 August 2010 Online at stacks.iop.org/Nano/21/375602 Abstract The hydrophilic hollow

  20. Nano sized Powder of Jackfruit Seed: Spectroscopic and Anti-microbial Investigative Approach

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    T. Theivasanthi; G. Venkadamanickam; M. Palanivelu; M. Alagar

    2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This work reports aspect related to nano-sized particles of jackfruit seed. FTIR spectrum was recorded for functional groups analysis and EDAX analysis was done to identify the various elements of the sample. Both FTIR and EDAX analysis results indicated the presence of Starch. FTIR analysis confirmed the availability of anti-microbial Sulphur derivatives compounds. Microbiology assay found that jackfruit seed nanoparticles were effective against Escherichia coli and Bacillus megaterium bacteria. This work also investigated about the dual-function of the sample i.e. food ingredients possessing antimicrobial activities. Specific surface area of bacteria analysis revealed that it played a major role while on reactions with jackfruit seed nanoparticles.

  1. Theory of Electro-optic Modulation via a Quantum Dot Coupled to a Nano-resonator

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    Arka Majumdar; Nicolas Manquest; Andrei Faraon; Jelena Vuckovic

    2009-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we analyze the performance of an electro-optic modulator based on a single quantum dot strongly coupled to a nano-resonator, where electrical control of the quantum dot frequency is achieved via quantum confined Stark effect. Using realistic system parameters, we show that modulation speeds of a few tens of GHz are achievable with this system, while the energy per switching operation can be as small as 0.5 fJ. In addition, we study the non-linear distortion, and the effect of pure quantum dot dephasing on the performance of the modulator.

  2. Failure by fracture and fatigue in 'NANO' and 'BIO'materials

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    Ritchie, R.O.; Muhlstein, C.L.; Nalla, R.K.

    2003-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The behavior of nanostructured materials/small-volumestructures and biologi-cal/bio-implantable materials, so-called "nano"and "bio" materials, is currently much in vogue in materials science. Oneaspect of this field, which to date has received only limited attention,is their fracture and fatigue properties. In this paper, we examine twotopics in this area, namely the premature fatigue failure ofsilicon-based micron-scale structures for microelectromechanical systems(MEMS), and the fracture properties of mineralized tissue, specificallyhuman bone.

  3. Nano-porosity in GaSb induced by swift heavy ion irradiation

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    Kluth, P., E-mail: patrick.kluth@anu.edu.au; Schnohr, C. S.; Giulian, R.; Araujo, L. L.; Lei, W.; Rodriguez, M. D.; Afra, B.; Bierschenk, T.; Ridgway, M. C. [Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200 (Australia); Sullivan, J.; Weed, R. [ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies, AMPL, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200 (Australia); Li, W.; Ewing, R. C. [Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1005 (United States)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-porous structures form in GaSb after ion irradiation with 185 MeV Au ions. The porous layer formation is governed by the dominant electronic energy loss at this energy regime. The porous layer morphology differs significantly from that previously reported for low-energy, ion-irradiated GaSb. Prior to the onset of porosity, positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy indicates the formation of small vacancy clusters in single ion impacts, while transmission electron microscopy reveals fragmentation of the GaSb into nanocrystallites embedded in an amorphous matrix. Following this fragmentation process, macroscopic porosity forms, presumably within the amorphous phase.

  4. Micro-nano scale ripples on metallic glass induced by laser pulse

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    Liu, W. D.; Ye, L. M. [LTCS and Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Liu, K. X. [LTCS and Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Center for Applied Physics and Technology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A Zr{sub 47.7}Cu{sub 31}Ni{sub 9}Al{sub 12.3} bulk metallic glass was irradiated directly by KrF excimer laser pulses with wavelength 248 nm and duration 10 ns. Scanning electronic microscope photographs indicated that many ripples in micro-nano scale would be generated on the edge of the irradiated area under the action of the higher intensity laser pulse. Detailed observation demonstrated that the ripples exhibited fluidity and became closer and closer out from interior. Theoretical analysis revealed the formation mechanism of the ripples, including melting, subsequent propagation of capillary waves and final solidification.

  5. Nano-optical observation of cascade switching in a parallel superconducting nanowire single photon detector

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    Heath, Robert M., E-mail: r.heath.1@research.gla.ac.uk; Tanner, Michael G.; Casaburi, Alessandro; Hadfield, Robert H. [School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, Scotland (United Kingdom); Webster, Mark G. [Department of Statistics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); San Emeterio Alvarez, Lara; Jiang, Weitao; Barber, Zoe H. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS (United Kingdom); Warburton, Richard J. [Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

    2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The device physics of parallel-wire superconducting nanowire single photon detectors is based on a cascade process. Using nano-optical techniques and a parallel wire device with spatially separate pixels, we explicitly demonstrate the single- and multi-photon triggering regimes. We develop a model for describing efficiency of a detector operating in the arm-trigger regime. We investigate the timing response of the detector when illuminating a single pixel and two pixels. We see a change in the active area of the detector between the two regimes and find the two-pixel trigger regime to have a faster timing response than the one-pixel regime.

  6. Research and development of RHIC injection kicker upgrade with nano second FID pulse generator

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    Zhang W.; Sandberg, J.; Hahn, H.; Fischer, W.; Liaw, C.J.; Pai, C.; Tuozzolo, J.

    2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Our recent effort to test a 50 kV, 1 kA, 50 ns pulse width, 10 ns pulse rise time FID pulse generator with a 250 ft transmission cable, resistive load, and existing RHIC injection kicker magnet has produced unparalleled results. This is the very first attempt to drive a high strength fast kicker magnet with a nano second high pulsed power (50 MVA) generator for large accelerator and colliders. The technology is impressive. We report here the result and future plan of RHIC Injection kicker upgrade.

  7. Nano Vacancy Clusters and Trap Limited Diffusion of Si Interstitials in Silicon

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    Prof. Wei-Kan Chu

    2010-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project is to develop a method to characterize nano vacancy clusters and the dynamics of their formation in ion-irradiated silicon. It will impact (1) semiconductor device processing involving ion implantation, and (2) device design concerning irradiation hardness in harsh environments. It also aims to enhance minority participation in research and curricula on emerging materials and ion beam science. Vacancy defects are of scientific and technological importance since they are ubiquitous when the host materials are exposed to particle irradiation. Studies on vacancy clustering in the past decades were mainly theoretical and the approach heavily relied on the total-energy calculation methods. The lack of experimental data is mainly due to the formidable task in measuring the cluster size and density using modern metrological techniques, including transmission electron microscopy and positron annihilation spectroscopy. To surmount these challenges, we proposed a novel approach to tackle the metrological problems on the nano vacancy clusters, especially in determining densities and sizes of the nano vacancies based on the premise that the vacancy-clusters act as diffusion-trapping centers. For a silicon substrate containing vacancyclusters, the diffusion of interstitials (from the surface) can be classified into three phases: (1) an ultrafast phase-I in which the trapping centers have little effect on the diffusion of interstitials; (2) a prolonged phase-II in which the loss rate of interstitials by trapping balances the influx of interstitials from the surface; and (3) a phase-III diffusion in which surface influx of interstitials depletes the trapping centers and interstitials consequently propagate deeper into the bulk. By measuring diffusion profiles of Si interstitials as a function of diffusion time, void sizes and void densities can be obtained through fitting. Experimentally, our approach to characterize voids is realized through three consecutive steps. (a) First, high energy self ion irradiation is used to create a wide vacancy-rich region, and to form voids by post implantation annealing. (b) In an additional annealing step in oxygen ambient, Si interstitials are injected in by surface oxidation. (c) Analyzing trap-limited diffusion of Si interstitials, which is experimentally detectable by studying the diffusion of multiple boron superlattices grown in Si, and enables us to characterize the nano voids, e.g. their sizes and densities.

  8. Sustainable Nano-Materials: What is happening at the cellular level?

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  9. Tiny subject, big fun with NanoDays at Bradbury Science Museum

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of ScienceandMesa del SolStrengthening a solidSynthesis ofwasSynchrotronNanoDays at Bradbury Science

  10. Two-stage epitaxial growth of vertically-aligned SnO2 nano-rods on(001) ceria

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    Solovyov, Vyacheslav F. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wu, Li-jun [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rupich, Martin W. [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Sathyamurthy, Srivatsan [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Li, Xiaoping [American Superconductor, Devens, MA (United States); Li, Qiang [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Growth of high-aspect ratio oriented tin oxide, SnO2, nano-rods is complicated by a limited choice of matching substrates. We show that a (001) cerium oxide, CeO2, surface uniquely enables epitaxial growth of tin-oxide nano-rods via a two-stage process. First, (100) oriented nano-wires coat the ceria surface by lateral growth, forming a uniaxially-textured SnO2 deposit. Second, vertical SnO2nano-rods nucleate on the deposit by homoepitaxy. We demonstrate growth of vertically oriented 1-2 ?m long nano-rods with an average diameter of ?20 nm.

  11. In situ formation of sintered cordierite–mullite nano–micro composites by utilizing of waste silica fume

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    Khattab, R.M.; EL-Rafei, A.M. [Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials Dept., National Research Center, 12622 Dokki, Cairo (Egypt)] [Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials Dept., National Research Center, 12622 Dokki, Cairo (Egypt); Zawrah, M.F., E-mail: mzawrah@hotmail.com [Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials Dept., National Research Center, 12622 Dokki, Cairo (Egypt)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? We succeeded to obtain in situ formed sintered cordierite–mullite nano–macro composites from waste and pure materials at 1400 °C. ? Their sinterability was greatly dependent on both firing temperature and composition. ? XRD patterns showed that the optimum temperature required for formation of sintered cordierite–mullite nano–macro composites was achieved at 1400 °C. ? The batch containing 70 wt.% cordierite and 30 wt.% mullite exhibited the best properties. ? Microstructures of the densified composites were composed of nano–macro cordierite–mullite structures. -- Abstract: This study aims at in situ formation of sintered cordierite–mullite nano–macro composites having high technological properties using waste silica fume, calcined ball clay, calcined alumina, and magnesia as starting materials. The starting materials were mixed in different ratios to obtain different cordierite–mullite composite batches in which the cordierite contents ranged from 50 to 100 wt.%. The batches were uni-axially pressed at 100 MPa and sintered at 1350, 1400 and 1450 °C to select the optimum temperature required for cordierite–mullite nano–macro composites formation. The formed phases were identified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern. The sintering parameters in terms of bulk density (BD) and apparent porosity (AP) were determined. The microstructure of composites has been investigated by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Cold crushing strength (CCS) of the sintered batches was evaluated. The result revealed that the cordierite–mullite nano–macro composites were in-situ formed at 1400 °C. The batch containing 70 wt.% cordierite showed good physical and mechanical properties.

  12. RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) composite oxide nano-materials: Synthesis and applications in photocatalysis

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    Du, Weimin, E-mail: duweimin75@gmail.com [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); Zhu, Zhaoqiang [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450001 (China); Zhang, Xiaofen; Wang, Dacheng; Liu, Donghe [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China); Qian, Xuefeng [School of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Du, Jimin, E-mail: djm@aynu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anyang Normal University, Anyang, Henan 455002 (China)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) nano-materials have been successfully synthesized. • Defect and electron structures determine the absorption properties on visible light. • Nano-sized Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} has good visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities. • In the future, it can be used in wastewater treatment and environmental protection. - Abstract: Zirconia modified by Samarium/Europium, RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu), composite oxide nano-materials have been successfully synthesized by improved sol–gel method. Characterization results show that X-ray diffraction (XRD) peaks of products gradually shift to the lower angle with the increase of rare earth which implies that the lattice distances of RE/ZrO{sub 2} nano-materials are gradually enlarged. Moreover, the molar ratios between zirconium and rare earth are consistent with the chemical formula and both of them are uniformly distributed in samples. Optical properties indicate that defect structures and electron configurations of RE/ZrO{sub 2} (RE = Sm, Eu) with single phase determine their absorption properties on visible light. Photocatalytic experiments indicate Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} nano-crystals have excellent visible-light-responsive photocatalytic activities on Methylene blue and Rhodamine B which results from the special defect structure, suitable electronic configuration, and larger specific surface area. It follows that Zr{sub 0.8}Sm{sub 0.2}O{sub 2??} nano-crystals are new visible-light-responsive photocatalysts which can be applied in dye wastewater treatment and environmental protection in the future.

  13. Using Synchrotron X-Ray Nano-CT to Characterize SOFC Electrode Microstructures in Three-Dimensions at Operating Temperature

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    Shearing, P.R.; Bradley, R.S.; Gelb, J.; Lee, S.N.; Atkinson, A.; Withers, P.J.; Brandon, N.P. (Manchester); (Xradia); (ICL)

    2012-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years, developments in tomography tools have provided unprecedented insight into the microstructure of electrodes for solid oxide fuel cells, enabling researchers to establish direct links between electrode microstructure and electrochemical performance. Here we present results of high resolution, synchrotron X-ray nano computed tomography experiments, which have enabled microstructural characterisation of a mixed ionic electronic conducting lanthanum strontium cobalt iron oxide (LSCF) cathode with sub-50nm resolution at operating temperature. Using the uniquely non-destructive nano-CT platform, it is possible to characterise microstructural evolution processes associated with heating and operation in-situ.

  14. Long-term superelastic cycling at nano-scale in Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloy micropillars

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    San Juan, J., E-mail: jose.sanjuan@ehu.es; Gómez-Cortés, J. F. [Dpto. Física Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)] [Dpto. Física Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); López, G. A.; Nó, M. L. [Dpto. Física Aplicada II, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain)] [Dpto. Física Aplicada II, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Univ. del País Vasco UPV/EHU, Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Jiao, C. [FEI, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven (Netherlands)] [FEI, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven (Netherlands)

    2014-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Superelastic behavior at nano-scale has been studied along cycling in Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloy micropillars. Arrays of square micropillars were produced by focused ion beam milling, on slides of [001] oriented Cu-Al-Ni single crystals. Superelastic behavior of micropillars, due to the stress-induced martensitic transformation, has been studied by nano-compression tests during thousand cycles, and its evolution has been followed along cycling. Each pillar has undergone more than thousand cycles without any detrimental evolution. Moreover, we demonstrate that after thousand cycles they exhibit a perfectly reproducible and completely recoverable superelastic behavior.

  15. Photoactive transparent nano-crystalline glass-ceramic for remazole red dye degradation

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    Gad-Allah, Tarek A., E-mail: tareqabdelshafy@yahoo.ca [Water Pollution Research Department, National Research Centre, Cairo 12311 (Egypt); Margha, Fatma H. [Department of Glass Research, National Research Centre, Cairo 12311 (Egypt)] [Department of Glass Research, National Research Centre, Cairo 12311 (Egypt)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: ? Preparation and characterization of novel transparent nanocrystalline glass-ceramic. ? Precipitation of photoactive phases by using controlled heat-treatment. ? Conservation of transparency along with photoactivity. ? Using the prepared nanocrystalline glass-ceramic in water purification. -- Abstract: Transparent glass ceramic material was prepared from alkali-borosilicate glass containing titania by proper heat treatment scheme. The prepared samples were characterized using differential thermal analysis, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscope, selected area electron diffraction and UV–visible spectroscopy. The applied heat treatment program allowed the crystallization of nano-crystalline anatase, rutile, barium titanate, titanium borate and silicate phases while maintaining the transparency. The precipitated nano-crystalline anatase and rutile phases were responsible for the observed high photocatalytic activity of the prepared samples. Samples of 24.29 and 32.39 TiO{sub 2} wt% showed better efficiency for the decolorization of remazole red dye compared with commercial-TiO{sub 2} used in preparation of glass-ceramic. The reuse of prepared glass-ceramic photocatalyst with nearly same efficiency for different times was also proved.

  16. Influence of germanium nano-inclusions on the thermoelectric power factor of bulk bismuth telluride alloy

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    Satyala, Nikhil; Zamanipour, Zahra; Norouzzadeh, Payam; Krasinski, Jerzy S.; Vashaee, Daryoosh, E-mail: daryoosh.vashaee@okstate.edu [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106 (United States); Tahmasbi Rad, Armin [School of Material Science and Engineering, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106 (United States); Tayebi, Lobat, E-mail: daryoosh.vashaee@okstate.edu [School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocomposite thermoelectric compound of bismuth telluride (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}) with 5 at. % germanium nano-inclusions was prepared via mechanically alloying and sintering techniques. The influence of Ge nano-inclusions and long duration annealing on the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} were investigated. It was found that annealing has significant effect on the carrier concentration, Seebeck coefficient, and the power factor of the thermoelectric compound. The systematic heat treatment also reduced the density of donor type defects thereby decreasing the electron concentration. While the as-pressed nanocomposite materials showed n-type properties, it was observed that with the increase of annealing time, the nanocomposite gradually transformed to an abundantly hole-dominated (p-type) sample. The long duration annealing (?500 h) resulted in a significantly enhanced electrical conductivity pertaining to the augmentation in the density and the structural properties of the sample. Therefore, a simultaneous enhancement in both electrical and Seebeck coefficient characteristics resulted in a remarkable increase in the thermoelectric power factor.

  17. Ultra-large bandwidth hollow-core guiding in all-silica Bragg fibers with nano-supports

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    Huang, Yanyi

    Ultra-large bandwidth hollow-core guiding in all-silica Bragg fibers with nano-supports Guillaume 420, 650-653 (2002). 7. C. M. Smith et al., "Low-loss hollow-core silica/air photonic bandgap fibre yong@its.caltech.edu. Abstract: We demonstrate a new class of hollow-core Bragg fibers

  18. Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS 1. The system must have temperature control using Peltier elements as standard, giving control

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS General 1. The system must have temperature control using Peltier with an internally fitted 50mW 532nm laser. 5. A quartz flow cell must be available to enable use as a function of pH, conductivity or additive concentration. 10. The system must include a measurement cell

  19. Nano Res. 2012, 5(6): 412420412 Reshaping the Tips of ZnO Nanowires by Pulsed Laser

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    Wang, Zhong L.

    Nano Res. 2012, 5(6): 412­420412 Reshaping the Tips of ZnO Nanowires by Pulsed Laser Irradiation to the body of the ZnO nanowire, and that the center of the sphere is hollow. The growth mechanism of the hollow ZnO nanospheres is proposed to involve laser-induced ZnO evaporation immediately followed by re

  20. High Aspect Ratio Polymer Micro/Nano-Structure Manufacturing using Nanoembossing, Nanomolding and Directed Self-Assembly

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    Sitti, Metin

    . The second one uses a self-organized polycarbonate nano-pore membrane as the molding template. PDMS is molded-assembly. In this technique, a thin liquid polymer film is coated on a flat conductive substrate, and a closely spaced another

  1. 60GHz Wireless Nano-Sensors Network for Structure Health Monitoring as Enabler for Safer, Greener Aircrafts

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    60GHz Wireless Nano-Sensors Network for Structure Health Monitoring as Enabler for Safer, Greener-objects for Structure Health Monitoring in the aircrafts and the improvements bring by the nanotechnologies. The main the cabin of an aircraft and the choice of the network architecture. Keywords: Structure Health Monitoring

  2. DOI: 10.1002/adem.200700076 Novel Method for Synthesis of Nano-Materials: Combustion of Active

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    Mukasyan, Alexander

    DOI: 10.1002/adem.200700076 Novel Method for Synthesis of Nano-Materials: Combustion of Active- and combustion synthesis. A combination of combustion and reactive solution approaches leads to so- called solution (aqueous) combustion synthesis (SCS) method.[1­3] Typically SCS involves a self-sustained reaction

  3. Contributions to the Theory of Thermostated Systems II: Least Dissipation of Helmholtz Free Energy in Nano-Biology

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    Ronald F. Fox

    2015-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we develop further the theory of thermostated systems along the lines of our earlier paper. Two results are highlighted: 1) in the Markov limit of the contracted description, a least dissipation of Helmholtz free energy principle is established; and 2) a detailed account of the appropriateness of this principle for nano-biology, including the evolution of life, is presented.

  4. Digital Nano-CMOS VLSI Design Courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering Through Open-Source/Free Tools

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    Mohanty, Saraju P.

    -Source/Free Tools Elias Kougianos1, Saraju P. Mohanty2, and Priyadarsan Patra3 NanoSystem Design Laboratory (NSDL such as Digital Signal Pro- cessing, Control Systems, Communications, Microprocessors etc. Even though all they are parked are expensive. The skilled man power as a CAD support engineer (with system adminstration skills

  5. Field limit and nano-scale surface topography of superconducting radio-frequency cavity made of extreme type II superconductor

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    Kubo, Takayuki

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The field limit of superconducting radio-frequency cavity made of type II superconductor with a large Ginzburg-Landau parameter is studied with taking effects of nano-scale surface topography into account. If the surface is ideally flat, the field limit is imposed by the superheating field. On the surface of cavity, however, nano-defects almost continuously distribute and suppress the superheating field everywhere. The field limit is imposed by an effective superheating field given by the product of the superheating field for ideal flat surface and a suppression factor that contains effects of nano-defects. A nano-defect is modeled by a triangular groove with a depth smaller than the penetration depth. An analytical formula for the suppression factor of bulk and multilayer superconductors are derived in the framework of the London theory. As an immediate application, the suppression factor of the dirty Nb processed by the electropolishing is evaluated by using results of surface topographic study. The estimat...

  6. Loading rate dependency of maximum nanoindentation depth in nano-grained NiTi shape memory alloy

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    Sun, Qing-Ping

    of loading rate on nanoindentation depth for nano-grained polycrystalline superelastic (SE) NiTi SMA superelastic NiTi polycrystalline sheets were purchased from Memory Applications Inc. (USA). With X temperature (T=23 °C). To avoid plastic deformation under the tip, two spherical diamond tips with radii of R

  7. Femtosecond laser fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer graphene using vortex Bessel beams

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Femtosecond laser fabrication of micro and nano-disks in single layer graphene using vortex Bessel deposition graphene on glass substrate using femtosecond laser ablation with vortex Bessel beams. The fabricated graphene disks with diameters ranging from 650 nm to 4 µm were characterized by spatially resolved

  8. NanoSIMS analysis and Auger electron spectroscopy of silicate and oxide stardust from the carbonaceous chondrite Acfer 094

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    NanoSIMS analysis and Auger electron spectroscopy of silicate and oxide stardust from; available online 23 August 2009 Abstract We have detected 138 presolar silicate, 20 presolar oxide and three consist of Al-rich oxides (grossite and hibonite) attached to non-stoichiometric Si-rich silicates

  9. Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nanoCalorimetry

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    1 Precipitation and Thermal Fatigue in Ni-Ti-Zr Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films by Combinatorial nano Mongolia University of Technology Hohhot 010051, China Abstract: Thin-film samples of Ni-Ti-Zr shape memory the composition and the stress state of the shape memory phase. Thermal fatigue behavior, induced by thermal

  10. Contributions to the Theory of Thermostated Systems II: Least Dissipation of Helmholtz Free Energy in Nano-Biology

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    Ronald F. Fox

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we develop further the theory of thermostated systems along the lines of our earlier paper. Two results are highlighted: 1) in the Markov limit of the contracted description, a least dissipation of Helmholtz free energy principle is established; and 2) a detailed account of the appropriateness of this principle for nano-biology, including the evolution of life, is presented.

  11. Inferring orientation distributions in anisotropic powders of nano-layered crystallites from a single two-dimensional WAXS image

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    Yves Meheust; Kenneth Dahl Knudsen; Jon Otto Fossum

    2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The wide-angle scattering of X-rays by anisotropic powders of nano-layered crystallites (nano-stacks) is addressed. Assuming that the orientation distribution probability function f of the nano-stacks only depends on the deviation of the crystallites' orientation from a fixed reference direction, we derive a relation providing f from the dependence of a given diffraction peak's amplitude on the azimuthal angle. The method is applied to two systems of Na-fluorohectorite (NaFH) clay particles, using synchrotron radiation and a WAXS setup with a two-dimensional detector. In the first system, which consists of dry-pressed NaFH samples, the orientation distribution probability function corresponds to a classical uniaxial nematic order. The second system is observed in bundles of polarized NaFH particles in silicon oil; in this case, the nanostacks have their directors on average in a plane normal to the reference direction, and f is a function of the angle between a nano-stack's director and that plane. In both cases, a suitable Maier-Saupe function is obtained for the distributions, and the reference direction is determined with respect to the laboratory frame. The method only requires one scattering image. Besides, consistency can be checked by determining the orientation distribution from several diffraction peaks independently.

  12. Microfluidics for Tissue and Cell Applications JST CREST, "Cell and Tissue Showcasing by Micro-Nano Integrated Devices" Project

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    Tokyo, University of

    Microfluidics for Tissue and Cell Applications JST CREST, "Cell and Tissue Showcasing by Micro-Nano Integrated Devices" Project JST-VINNOVA/SSF SICP, "Microfluidic Cancer Diagnosis Platform" Project JST ERATO 2 : Prof. Shuichi Takayama (University of Michigan) "Microfluidic Tools to Model and Analyze

  13. Controlled synthesis of CoFe2O4 nano-octahedra Andr Lus Lopes-Moriyamaa,b *

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Title Controlled synthesis of CoFe2O4 nano-octahedra Authors André Luís Lopes cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) hindered the formation of goethite, which favored the production of a pure CoFe2O4" DOI : 10.1016/j.powtec.2014.01.080 #12;2 Hydrothermal synthesis; nanoparticles; cobalt ferrite; shape

  14. nano | EMSL

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    of strong brown carbon chromophores. Citation: Laskin J, A Laskin, S Nizkorodov, PJ Roach, PA Eckert, MK Gilles, B Wang, HJ Lee, and Q Hu.2014."Molecular Selectivity of Brown...

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    MS) with high mass resolution (m&61636;m100,000). Solvent mixtures of acetonitrilewater and acetonitriletoluene were used to extract and ionize polar and non-polar...

  16. Ultra low noise YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} nano superconducting quantum interference devices implementing nanowires

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    Arpaia, R. [Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Göteborg (Sweden); CNR-SPIN, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II,” I-80125 Napoli (Italy); Arzeo, M.; Nawaz, S.; Charpentier, S.; Lombardi, F.; Bauch, T., E-mail: thilo.bauch@chalmers.se [Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Göteborg (Sweden)

    2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results on ultra low noise YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7–?} (YBCO) nano Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs). To realize such devices, we implemented high quality YBCO nanowires, working as weak links between two electrodes. We observe critical current modulation as a function of an externally applied magnetic field in the full temperature range below the transition temperature T{sub C}. The white flux noise below 1??{sub 0}/?(Hz) at T=8?K makes our nanoSQUIDs very attractive for the detection of small spin systems.

  17. Nano-fabricated solid immersion lenses registered to single emitters in diamond

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    L. Marseglia; J. P. Hadden; A. C. Stanley-Clarke; J. P. Harrison; B. Patton; Y. -L. D. Ho; B. Naydenov; F. Jelezko; J. Meijer; P. R. Dolan; J. M. Smith; J. G. Rarity; J. L. O'Brien

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a technique for fabricating micro- and nano-structures incorporating fluorescent defects in diamond with a positional accuracy in the hundreds of nanometers. Using confocal fluorescence microscopy and focused ion beam (FIB) etching we first locate a suitable defect with respect to registration marks on the diamond surface and then etch a structure using these coordinates. We demonstrate the technique here by etching an 8 micron diameter hemisphere positioned such that a single negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defect lies at its origin. This type of structure increases the photon collection efficiency by removing refraction and aberration losses at the diamond-air interface. We make a direct comparison of the fluorescence photon count rate before and after fabrication and observe an 8-fold increase due to the presence of the hemisphere.

  18. Nano-Hertz Gravitational Waves Searches with Interferometric Pulsar Timing Experiments

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    Massimo Tinto

    2011-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate the sensitivity to nano-Hertz gravitational waves of pulsar timing experiments in which two highly-stable millisecond pulsars are tracked simultaneously with two neighboring radio telescopes that are referenced to the same time-keeping subsystem (i.e. "the clock"). By taking the difference of the two time-of-arrival residual data streams we can exactly cancel the clock noise in the combined data set, thereby enhancing the sensitivity to gravitational waves. We estimate that, in the band ($10^{-9} - 10^{-8}$) Hz, this "interferometric" pulsar timing technique can potentially improve the sensitivity to gravitational radiation by almost two orders of magnitude over that of single-telescopes. Interferometric pulsar timing experiments could be performed with neighboring pairs of antennas of the forthcoming large arraying projects.

  19. Developing Supersonic Impactor and Aerodynamic Lens for Separation and Handling of Nano-Sized Particles

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    Goodarz Ahmadi

    2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A computational model for supersonic flows of compressible gases in an aerodynamic lens with several lenses and in a supersonic/hypersonic impactor was developed. Airflow conditions in the aerodynamic lens were analyzed and contour plots for variation of Mach number, velocity magnitude and pressure field in the lens were evaluated. The nano and micro-particle trajectories in the lens and their focusing and transmission efficiencies were evaluated. The computational model was then applied to design of a aerodynamic lens that could generate focus particle beams while operating under atmospheric conditions. The computational model was also applied to airflow condition in the supersonic/hypersonic impactor. Variations of airflow condition and particle trajectories in the impactor were evaluated. The simulation results could provide understanding of the performance of the supersonic and hypersonic impactors that would be helpful for the design of such systems.

  20. Low-temperature method of producing nano-scaled graphene platelets and their nanocomposites

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    Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH); Shi, Jinjun (Columbus, OH); Guo, Jiusheng (Centerville, OH); Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH)

    2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of exfoliating a layered material to produce separated nano-scaled platelets having a thickness smaller than 100 nm. The method comprises: (a) providing a graphite intercalation compound comprising a layered graphite containing expandable species residing in an interlayer space of the layered graphite; (b) exposing the graphite intercalation compound to an exfoliation temperature lower than 650.degree. C. for a duration of time sufficient to at least partially exfoliate the layered graphite without incurring a significant level of oxidation; and (c) subjecting the at least partially exfoliated graphite to a mechanical shearing treatment to produce separated platelets. The method can further include a step of dispersing the platelets in a polymer or monomer solution or suspension as a precursor step to nanocomposite fabrication.

  1. High energy density capacitors for power electronic applications using nano-structure multilayer technology

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    Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Johnson, G.W.

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Power electronics applications are currently limited by capacitor size and performance. Only incremental improvements are anticipated in existing capacitor technologies, while significant performance advances are required in energy density and overall performance to meet the technical needs of the applications which are important for U.S. economic competitiveness. One application, the Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB), promises a second electronics revolution in power electronic design. High energy density capacitors with excellent electrical thermal and mechanical performance represent an enabling technology in the PEBB concept. We propose a continuing program to research and develop LLNL`s nano-structure multilayer technologies for making high voltage, high energy density capacitors. Our controlled deposition techniques are capable of synthesizing extraordinarily smooth sub-micron thick layers of dielectric and conductor materials. We have demonstrated that, with this technology, high voltage capacitors with an order of magnitude improvement in energy density are achievable.

  2. Ultraviolet photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- and nano-crystalline diamond

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    Mendoza, Frank; Makarov, Vladimir; Hidalgo, Arturo; Weiner, Brad; Morell, Gerardo

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The room-temperature photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- (MCD), submicro- (SMCD) and nano- (NCD) crystalline diamond films synthesized by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition was studied. The structure and composition of these diamond materials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The UV sensitivity and response time were studied for the three types of diamond materials using a steady state broad UV excitation source and two pulsed UV laser radiations. It was found that they have high sensitivity in the UV region, as high as 109 sec-1mV-1 range, linear response in a broad spectral range below 320 nm, photocurrents around ~10-5 A, and short response time better than 100 ns, which is independent of fluency intensity. A phenomenological model was applied to help understand the role of defects and dopant concentration on the materials’ photosensitivity.

  3. Ultraviolet photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- and nano-crystalline diamond

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    Mendoza, Frank; Makarov, Vladimir; Hidalgo, Arturo; Weiner, Brad; Morell, Gerardo

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The room-temperature photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- (MCD), submicro- (SMCD) and nano- (NCD) crystalline diamond films synthesized by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition was studied. The structure and composition of these diamond materials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The UV sensitivity and response time were studied for the three types of diamond materials using a steady state broad UV excitation source and two pulsed UV laser radiations. It was found that they have high sensitivity in the UV region, as high as 109 sec-1mV-1 range, linear response in a broad spectral range below 320 nm, photocurrentsmore »around ~10-5 A, and short response time better than 100 ns, which is independent of fluency intensity. A phenomenological model was applied to help understand the role of defects and dopant concentration on the materials’ photosensitivity.« less

  4. A general procedure for thermomechanical calibration of nano/micro-mechanical resonators

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    Hauer, B.D., E-mail: bhauer@ualberta.ca; Doolin, C.; Beach, K.S.D., E-mail: kbeach@ualberta.ca; Davis, J.P., E-mail: jdavis@ualberta.ca

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a general procedure to calibrate the detection of a nano/micro-mechanical resonator’s displacement as it undergoes thermal Brownian motion. A brief introduction to the equations of motion for such a resonator is presented, followed by a detailed derivation of the corresponding power spectral density (PSD) function, which is identical in all situations aside from a system-dependent effective mass value. The effective masses for a number of different resonator geometries are determined using both finite element method (FEM) modeling and analytical calculations. -- Highlights: •Model micro- and nanomechanical resonators displaced by their own thermal motion. •Review the theoretical framework for describing thermomechanical systems. •Present a recipe for measurement calibration on devices of arbitrary shape. •Point out and correct inconsistencies in the existing literature. •Provide an authoritative guide and reference for practitioners in this area.

  5. Ultraviolet photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- and nano-crystalline diamond

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    Mendoza, Frank; Makarov, Vladimir; Hidalgo, Arturo; Weiner, Brad; Morell, Gerardo

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The room-temperature photosensitivity of sulfur-doped micro- (MCD), submicro- (SMCD) and nano- (NCD) crystalline diamond films synthesized by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition was studied. The structure and composition of these diamond materials were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The UV sensitivity and response time were studied for the three types of diamond materials using a steady state broad UV excitation source and two pulsed UV laser radiations. It was found that they have high sensitivity in the UV region, as high as 109 sec-1mV-1 range, linear response in a broad spectral range below 320 nm, photocurrents around ~10-5 A, and short response time better than 100 ns, which is independent of fluency intensity. A phenomenological model was applied to help understand the role of defects and dopant concentration on the materials’ photosensitivity.

  6. Universal 2D Soft Nano-Scale Mosaic Structure Theory for Polymers and Colloids

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    Jia-lin Wu

    2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A basic concept in chain-particle cluster-motion, from frozen glassy state to melt state, is the 2D soft nano-scale mosaic structure formed by 8 orders of 2D interface excitation (IE) loop-flows, from small to large in inverse cascade and re-arrangement structure in cascade along local one direction. IE has additional repulsive energy and extra vacancy volume. IE results from that the instantaneous synchronal polarized electron charge coupling pair is able to parallel transport on the interface between two neighboring chain-particles with antiparallel delocalization. This structure accords with de Gennes' mosaic structure picture, from which we can directly deduce glass transition temperature, melt temperature, free volume fraction, critical entangled chain length, and activation energy to break solid lattice. This is also the in-herency maximum order-potential structure in random systems.

  7. ATOMIC FORCE LITHOGRAPHY OF NANO/MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS FOR VERIFICATION AND MONITORING OF AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

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    Mendez-Torres, A.; Torres, R.; Lam, P.

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The growing interest in the physics of fluidic flow in nanoscale channels, as well as the possibility for high sensitive detection of ions and single molecules is driving the development of nanofluidic channels. The enrichment of charged analytes due to electric field-controlled flow and surface charge/dipole interactions along the channel can lead to enhancement of sensitivity and limits-of-detection in sensor instruments. Nuclear material processing, waste remediation, and nuclear non-proliferation applications can greatly benefit from this capability. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides a low-cost alternative for the machining of disposable nanochannels. The small AFM tip diameter (< 10 nm) can provide for features at scales restricted in conventional optical and electron-beam lithography. This work presents preliminary results on the fabrication of nano/microfluidic channels on polymer films deposited on quartz substrates by AFM lithography.

  8. ATOMIC FORCE LITHOGRAPHY OF NANO MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS FOR VERIFICATION AND MONITORING IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS

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    Torres, R.; Mendez-Torres, A.; Lam, P.

    2011-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The growing interest in the physics of fluidic flow in nanoscale channels, as well as the possibility for high sensitive detection of ions and single molecules is driving the development of nanofluidic channels. The enrichment of charged analytes due to electric field-controlled flow and surface charge/dipole interactions along the channel can lead to enhancement of sensitivity and limits-of-detection in sensor instruments. Nuclear material processing, waste remediation, and nuclear non-proliferation applications can greatly benefit from this capability. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) provides a low-cost alternative for the machining of disposable nanochannels. The small AFM tip diameter (< 10 nm) can provide for features at scales restricted in conventional optical and electron-beam lithography. This work presents preliminary results on the fabrication of nano/microfluidic channels on polymer films deposited on quartz substrates by AFM lithography.

  9. Circuit model optimization of a nano split ring resonator dimer antenna operating in infrared spectral range

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    Gneiding, N., E-mail: Natalia.Gneiding@physik.uni-erlangen.de [Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91052 Erlangen (Germany); Zhuromskyy, O.; Peschel, U. [Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen (Germany); Shamonina, E. [Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, OX1 3PJ Oxford (United Kingdom)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Metamaterials are comprised of metallic structures with a strong response to incident electromagnetic radiation, like, for example, split ring resonators. The interaction of resonator ensembles with electromagnetic waves can be simulated with finite difference or finite elements algorithms, however, above a certain ensemble size simulations become inadmissibly time or memory consuming. Alternatively a circuit description of metamaterials, a well developed modelling tool at radio and microwave frequencies, allows to significantly increase the simulated ensemble size. This approach can be extended to the IR spectral range with an appropriate set of circuit element parameters accounting for physical effects such as electron inertia and finite conductivity. The model is verified by comparing the coupling coefficients with the ones obtained from the full wave numerical simulations, and used to optimize the nano-antenna design with improved radiation characteristics.

  10. Nano-sized Lithium Manganese Oxide Dispersed on Carbon Nanotubes for Energy Storage Applications

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    Bak, S.B.

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-sized lithium manganese oxide (LMO) dispersed on carbon nanotubes (CNT) has been synthesized successfully via a microwave-assisted hydrothermal reaction at 200 C for 30 min using MnO{sub 2}-coated CNT and an aqueous LiOH solution. The initial specific capacity is 99.4 mAh/g at a 1.6 C-rate, and is maintained at 99.1 mAh/g even at a 16 C-rate. The initial specific capacity is also maintained up to the 50th cycle to give 97% capacity retention. The LMO/CNT nanocomposite shows excellent power performance and good structural reversibility as an electrode material in energy storage systems, such as lithium-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors. This synthetic strategy opens a new avenue for the effective and facile synthesis of lithium transition metal oxide/CNT nanocomposite.

  11. Dynamics of the fast component of nano-confined water under electric field

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    Omar Diallo, Souleymane [ORNL; Mamontov, Eugene [ORNL; Podlesnyak, Andrey A [ORNL; Ehlers, Georg [ORNL; Wada, Nobuo [Nagoya University, Japan; Inagaki, S [Toyota Central Research and Development Labs. Inc.; Fukushima, Y [Toyota Central Research and Development Labs. Inc.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the diffusion of water molecules confined in the pores of folded silica materials (FSM-12 with average pore diameter of $\\sim$ 16 \\AA), measured by means of quasielastic neutron scattering using the cold neutron chopper spectrometer (CNCS). The goal is to investigate the effect of electric field on the previously observed fast component of nano-confined water. The measurements were taken at temperatures between 220 K and 245 K, and at two electric field values, 0 kV/mm and 2 kV/mm. Similar to the recently observed electric field induced enhancement of the slow translational motion of confined water, there is a an equally important impact of the field on the faster diffusion.

  12. Nature of Nano-Sized Plutonium Particles in Soils at the Hanford Site

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    Buck, Edgar C.; Moore, Dean A.; Czerwinski, Kenneth R.; Conradson, Steven D.; Batuk, Olga; Felmy, Andrew R.

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The occurrence of plutonium dioxide (PuO2) either from direct deposition or from the precipitation of plutonium-bearing solutions in contaminated soils and sediments has been well described, particularly for the Hanford site in Washington State. However, past research has suggested that plutonium may exist in environmental samples at the Hanford site in chemical forms in addition to large size PuO2 particles and that these previously unidentified nano-sized particles maybe more reactive and thus more likely to influence the environmental mobility of Pu. Here we present evidence for the formation of nano-sized plutonium iron phosphate hydroxide structurally related to the rhabdophane group nanoparticles in 216-Z9 crib sediments from Hanford using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The distribution and nature of these nanoparticles varied depending on the adjacent phases present. Fine electron probes were used to obtain electron diffraction and electron energy-loss spectra from specific phase regions of the 216-Z9 cribs specimens from fine-grained plutonium oxide and phosphate phases. Energy-loss spectra were used to evaluate the plutonium N4,5 (4d ? 5f ) and iron L2,3 absorption edges. The iron plutonium phosphate formation may depend on the local micro-environment in the sediments, availability of phosphate, and hence the distribution of these minerals may control long-term migration of Pu in the soil. This study also points to the utility of using electron beam methods for determining the identity of actinide phases and their association with other sediment phases.

  13. Supporting Information Surface Electric Fields of Aqueous Solutions of NH4NO3, Mg(NO3)2, NaNO3,

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    S1 Supporting Information Surface Electric Fields of Aqueous Solutions of NH4NO3, Mg(NO3)2, NaNO3 interfaces of (a) 1.0 M and 2.0 M LiNO3, (b) 1.0 M and 1.7 M NaNO3, (c) 1.0 M and 1.6 M NH4NO3, and (d) 1.0 M water 1.0 M NaNO3 1.7 M NaNO3 c water 1.0 M NH4 NO3 1.6 M NH4 NO3 | (2) | 2 (10 3 arb.units) Wavenumber

  14. Revealing lithium-silicide phase transformations in nano-structured silicon based lithium ion batteries via in-situ NMR spectroscopy

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    Ogata, K.; Salager, E.; Kerr, C. J.; Fraser, A. E.; Ducati, C.; Morris, A. J.; Hofmann, S.; Grey, C. P.

    2014-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Nano-structured silicon anodes are attractive alternatives to graphitic carbons in rechargeable Li-ion batteries, owing to their extremely high capacities. Despite their advantages, numerous issues remain to be addressed, the most basic being...

  15. The effects of surface bond relaxation on electronic structure of Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} nano-films by first-principles calculation

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    Li, C., E-mail: canli1983@gmail.com; Zhao, Y. F.; Fu, C. X.; Gong, Y. Y. [Center for Coordination Bond Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University (China); Chi, B. Q. [College of Modem Science and Technology, Jiliang University, Hangzhou, 310018 (China); Sun, C. Q. [Center for Coordination Bond Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, China Jiliang University (China); School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 639798 (Singapore)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of vertical compressive stress on Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} nano-films have been investigated by the first principles calculation, including stability, electronic structure, crystal structure, and bond order. It is found that the band gap of nano-film is sensitive to the stress in Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} nano-film and the critical thickness increases under compressive stress. The band gap and band order of Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} film has been affected collectively by the surface and internal crystal structures, the contraction ratio between surface bond length of nano-film and the corresponding bond length of bulk decides the band order of Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} film.

  16. The National Nanotechnology Initiative's nanoEHS Workshop Series: February 24-25, 2009: Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment of Nanomaterials

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    The National Nanotechnology Initiative's nanoEHS Workshop Series: February 24-25, 2009: Human & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology National Nanotechnology Initiative Save in the National Nanotechnology Initiative's Strategy for Nanotechnology-related Environmental, Health, and Safety

  17. Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid loaded nano-insulin has greater potentials of combating arsenic induced hyperglycemia in mice: Some novel findings

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    Samadder, Asmita; Das, Jayeeta; Das, Sreemanti; De, Arnab; Saha, Santu Kumar; Bhattacharyya, Soumya Sundar; Khuda-Bukhsh, Anisur Rahman, E-mail: prof_arkb@yahoo.co.in

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Diabetes is a menacing problem, particularly to inhabitants of groundwater arsenic contaminated areas needing new medical approaches. This study examines if PLGA loaded nano-insulin (NIn), administered either intraperitoneally (i.p.) or through oral route, has a greater cost-effective anti-hyperglycemic potential than that of insulin in chronically arsenite-fed hyperglycemic mice. The particle size, morphology and zeta potential of nano-insulin were determined using dynamic light scattering method, scanning electronic and atomic force microscopies. The ability of the nano-insulin (NIn) to cross the blood–brain barrier (BBB) was also checked. Circular dichroic spectroscopic (CD) data of insulin and nano-insulin in presence or absence of arsenic were compared. Several diabetic markers in different groups of experimental and control mice were assessed. The mitochondrial functioning through indices like cytochrome c, pyruvate-kinase, glucokinase, ATP/ADP ratio, mitochondrial membrane potential, cell membrane potential and calcium-ion level was also evaluated. Expressions of the relevant marker proteins and mRNAs like insulin, GLUT2, GLUT4, IRS1, IRS2, UCP2, PI3, PPAR?, CYP1A1, Bcl2, caspase3 and p38 for tracking-down the signaling cascade were also analyzed. Results revealed that i.p.-injected nano-encapsulated-insulin showed better results; NIn, due to its smaller size, faster mobility, site-specific release, could cross BBB and showed positive modulation in mitochondrial signaling cascades and other downstream signaling molecules in reducing arsenic-induced-hyperglycemia. CD data indicated that nano-insulin had less distorted secondary structure as compared with that of insulin in presence of arsenic. Thus, overall analyses revealed that PLGA nano-insulin showed better efficacy in combating arsenite-induced-hyperglycemia than that of insulin and therefore, has greater potentials for use in nano-encapsulated form. - Highlights: ? PLGA encapsulated nano-insulin attenuates arsenic-induced diabetes in mice. ? Encapsulated insulin acts effectively at nearly 10 fold lesser dose than insulin. ? Injection route is more effective than oral administration route. ? Nano-insulin can cross blood–brain barrier with added physiological implications. ? Nano-insulin acts mainly through regulation of mitochondrial signaling cascade.

  18. Synthesis and characterization of high power LiFePO4/C nano-plate thin films Nan Zhou a,b

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Synthesis and characterization of high power LiFePO4/C nano-plate thin films Nan Zhou a,b , Yanyi battery Solvothermal growth Nano-carbon coating a b s t r a c t Tunable LiFePO4/C thin films demonstrating.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Thin film lithium ion batteries have been developed over recent

  19. Growth of cubic GaN on nano-patterned 3C-SiC/Si (0 0 1) substrates R.M. Kemper n

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    As, Donat Josef

    Growth of cubic GaN on nano-patterned 3C-SiC/Si (0 0 1) substrates R.M. Kemper n , M. Weinl, C matched nano- patterned substrates. In hexagonal GaN inherent spontaneous and piezoelectric polarization conditions to achieve heteroepitaxial growth of cubic GaN [8]. The most ade- quate substrate is 3C-SiC (0 0 1

  20. Barrier properties of PE, PP and EVA (nano)composites - The influence of filler type and concentration

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    Merinska, D.; Kalendova, A. [Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nam. T. G. Masaryka 275, 762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic and Centre of Polymer Systems, University Institute, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nad Ovcirnou 3685, 760 0 (Czech Republic); Tesarikova, A. [Department of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nam. T. G. Masaryka 275, 762 72 Zlin (Czech Republic)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocomposite materials with layered clay used as nanofiller and polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and copolymer ethylene and vinyl acetate matrix (EVA, the content of VA component 19 wt. %) were prepared by compounding the individual components in Brabender kneader. The MMT Na+ and four types of commercial products such as Nanofil N 5 and N3000, Cloisite 93A and 30B were used as nanofillers. Next to the clays microprecipitated CaHCO{sub 3}, nanosilica and Halloysite tubes were used. The quantity of all the above-mentioned (nano)fillers was 1, 3 and 5 wt. % in relation to the content of montmorillonite. The aim was to evaluate the influence of (nano)filler type and concentration on nanocomposite barrier properties. The morphology of nanocomposite samples was examined by means of XRD analysis illustrated by transmission electronic microscopy TEM. Furthermore, permeability for O{sub 2} and CO{sub 2} were observed.

  1. Purification and crystallization of Bacillus subtilis NrnA, a novel enzyme involved in nanoRNA degradation

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    Nelersa, Claudiu M.; Schmier, Brad J.; Malhotra, Arun (Miami-MED)

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The final step in RNA degradation is the hydrolysis of RNA fragments five nucleotides or less in length (nanoRNA) to mononucleotides. In Escherichia coli this step is carried out by oligoribonuclease (Orn), a DEDD-family exoribonuclease that is conserved throughout eukaryotes. However, many bacteria lack Orn homologs, and an unrelated DHH-family phosphoesterase, NrnA, has recently been identified as one of the enzymes responsible for nanoRNA degradation in Bacillus subtilis. To understand its mechanism of action, B. subtilis NrnA was purified and crystallized at room temperature using the hanging-drop vapor-diffusion method with PEG 4000, PEG 3350 or PEG MME 2000 as precipitant. The crystals belonged to the primitive monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}, with unit-cell parameters a = 50.62, b = 121.3, c = 123.4 {angstrom}, {alpha} = 90, {beta} = 91.31, {gamma} = 90{sup o}.

  2. Design, simulation and analysis of a molecular nano-sensor operating at terahertz frequencies for energetic materials. 

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    Shenoy, Sukesh

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    properties at the nano level. Nanoparticle probes consisting of two gold particles with covalently bound oligonucleotides [7] have been used in a scanometric approach to sensing. When they encounter target strands, these probes undergo polymerization... 1 1. INTRODUCTION Nanotechnology and nanoscale materials are a new and are an exciting field of research. The unusual optical, electrical and mechanical properties coupled with inherently small sizes of nanoparticles provide an ability to make...

  3. Synthesis and characterization of aluminium–alumina micro- and nano-composites by spark plasma sintering

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    Dash, K., E-mail: khushbudash@gmail.com; Chaira, D.; Ray, B.C.

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: The evolution of microstructure by varying the particle size of reinforcement in the matrix employing spark plasma sintering has been demonstrated here in Al–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} system. An emphasis has been laid on varying the reinforcement particle size and evaluating the microstructural morphologies and their implications on mechanical performance of the composites. Nanocomposites of 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 7 volume % alumina (average size < 50 nm) reinforced in aluminium matrix were fabricated by powder metallurgy route using spark plasma sintering technique technique at a temperature of 773 K and pressure of 50 MPa. Another set of specimens having composition 1, 5, 20 vol.% of alumina (average size ? 10 ?m) had been fabricated to compare the physical as well as mechanical attributes of the microcomposite as well as the nanocomposites. These micro- and nano-composites have been characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy followed by density, microhardness and nanoindentation measurements. The alumina nanoparticles revealed an interface showing appreciable physical intimacy with the aluminium matrix compared to that of the alumina microparticles. The interfacial integrity in case of nanocomposites is better than in the microcomposite which has been studied using microscopic techniques. Spark plasma sintering imparts enhanced densification as well as matrix-reinforcement proximity which has been corroborated with the experimental results. - Highlights: • The Al–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} micro- and nano-composites fabricated by spark plasma sintering. • Better matrix-reinforcement integrity in nanocomposites than microcomposites. • Spark plasma sintering method results in higher density and hardness values. • High density and hardness values of nanocomposites than microcomposites. • High dislocation density in spark plasma sintered Al–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} composites. - Abstract: In the present study, an emphasis has been laid on evaluation of the microstructural morphologies and their implications on mechanical performance of the composites by varying the reinforcement particle size. Nanocomposites of 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 7 volume % alumina (average size < 50 nm) and microcomposites of 1, 5, 20 volume % of alumina (average size ? 10 ?m) reinforced in aluminium matrix were fabricated by spark plasma sintering technique at a temperature of 773 K and pressure of 50 MPa. These micro- and nano-composites have been characterized using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy followed by density, microhardness and nanoindentation hardness measurements. The alumina nanoparticles revealed appreciable physical intimacy with the aluminium matrix than that of alumina microparticles. The highest nanohardness recorded 0.85 GPa and 99% densification for 7 and 1 vol.% Al–Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nancomposites respectively. Spark plasma sintering imparts enhanced densification and matrix-reinforcement proximity which have been corroborated with the experimental results.

  4. Interlayer Water Regulates the Bio-nano Interface of a \\b{eta}-sheet Protein stacking on Graphene

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    Wenping Lv; Guiju Xu; Hongyan Zhang; Xin Li; Shengju Liu; Huan Niu; Dongsheng Xu; Renan Wu

    2014-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Using molecular dynamics simulations, we investigated an integrated bio-nano interface consisting of a \\b{eta}-sheet protein stacked onto graphene. We found that the stacking assembly of the model protein on graphene could be controlled by water molecules. The interlayer water filled within interstices of the bio-nano interface could suppress the molecular vibration of surface groups on protein, and could impair the CH...{\\pi} interaction driving the attraction of the protein and graphene. The intermolecular coupling of interlayer water would be relaxed by the relative motion of protein upon graphene due to the interaction between water and protein surface. This effect reduced the hindrance of the interlayer water against the assembly of protein on graphene, resulting an appropriate adsorption status of protein on graphene with a deep free energy trap. Thereby, the confinement and the relative sliding between protein and graphene, the coupling of protein and water, and the interaction between graphene and water all have involved in the modulation of behaviors of water molecules within the bio-nano interface, governing the hindrance of interlayer water against the protein assembly on hydrophobic graphene. These results provide a deep insight into the fundamental mechanism of protein adsorption onto graphene surface in water.

  5. Effects of nano-SiO{sub 2} particles on surface tracking characteristics of silicone rubber composites

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    Liu, Yong, E-mail: tjuliuyong@tju.edu.cn; Li, Zhonglei; Du, Boxue [Key Laboratory of Smart Grid of Ministry of Education (Tianjin University), School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Compared with neat silicone rubber composites (SiRCs), SiRCs filled with nano-sized SiO{sub 2} particles at weight ratios from 0.1 to 1.0?wt.?% exhibit a higher surface flashover voltage and a greater resistance to surface tracking. Scanning electron microscopy images of tracking morphologies indicate that the SiO{sub 2} particles are situated in close proximity to the polymeric chains and act as bridges to stabilize the chains and maintain the structure of the composite. Higher concentrations of nano-sized SiO{sub 2} particles, however, (above 0.3?wt.?%) produce defects in the molecular network which lead to reductions in both the surface flashover voltage and the resistance to surface tracking, although these reduced values are still superior to those of neat SiRCs. Therefore, SiRCs filled with nano-sized SiO{sub 2} particles, especially at an optimal weight ratio (0.1 to 0.3?wt.?%), may have significant potential applications as outdoor insulators for power systems.

  6. Synthesis of MoS? nano-petal forest supported on carbon nanotubes for enhanced field emission performance

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    Murawala, Aditya P.; Loh, Tamie A. J.; Chua, Daniel H. C., E-mail: msechcd@nus.edu.sg [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576 (Singapore)

    2014-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the fabrication of a three-dimensional forest of highly crystalline two-dimensional (2D) molybdenum disulfide (MoS?) nano-petals encapsulating vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNT) in a core-shell configuration. Growth was conducted via magnetron sputtering at room temperature and it was found that the nano-petal morphology was formed only when a critical threshold in sputter deposition time was reached. Below this threshold, an amorphous tubular structure composed of mainly molybdenum oxides dominates instead. The presence of the MoS? nano-petals was shown to impart photoluminescence to the CNTs, in addition to significantly enhancing their electron emission properties, where the turn-on field was lowered from 2.50 V?m?¹ for pristine CNTs to 0.80 V?m?¹ for MoS?-CNT heterostructures fabricated at 30 min sputter deposition time. Photoluminescence was detected at wavelengths of approximately 684 nm and 615 nm, with the band at 684 nm gradually blue-shifting as sputter time was increased. These results demonstrate that it is possible to synthesize 2D MoS? layers without the need for chemical routes and high growth temperatures.

  7. Flame aerosol nano-technology has been developed to preparation of thin and defect-free porous membrane from the gas phase as a one step method in preparation of membrane for gas

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    Abstract Flame aerosol nano-technology has been developed to preparation of thin and defect on deposition of nano particles (-Al2O3, MgO or spinel MgAl2O4), formed in the premixed flame reactor through/or aluminium precursors in the flame to form nano-particles of -Al2O3, MgO or MgAl2O4 spinel. The generated

  8. Ductility Enhancement of Molybdenum Phase by Nano-sized Oxide Dispersions

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    Kang, Bruce

    2008-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to understand and to remedy the impurity effects for room-temperature ductility enhancement of molybdenum (Mo) based alloys by the inclusion of nano-sized metal oxide dispersions. This research combines theoretical, computational, and experimental efforts. The results will help to formulate systematic strategies in searching for better composed Mo-based alloys with optimal mechanical properties. For this project, majority of the research effort was directed to atomistic modeling to identify the mechanisms responsible for the oxygen embrittling and ductility enhancement based on fundamental electronic structure analysis. Through first principles molecular dynamics simulations, it was found that the embrittling impurity species were attracted to the metal oxide interface, consistent with previous experiments. Further investigation on the electronic structures reveals that the presence of embrittling species degrades the quality of the metallic chemical bonds in the hosting matrix in a number of ways, the latter providing the source of ductility. For example, the spatial flexibility of the bonds is reduced, and localization of the impurity states occurs to pin the dislocation flow. Rice’s criterion has been invoked to explain the connections of electronic structure and mechanical properties. It was also found that when impurity species become attracted to the metal oxide interface, some of the detrimental effects are alleviated, thus explaining the observed ductility enhancement effects. These understandings help to develop predictive capabilities to facilitate the design and optimization of Mo and other high temperature alloys (e.g. ODS alloys) for fossil energy materials applications. Based on the theoretical and computational studies, the experimental work includes the preparation of Mo powders mixed with candidate nano-sized metal oxides, which were then vacuum hot-pressed to make the Mo alloys. Several powder mixing methods were evaluated, however, the Mo alloys produced showed little improvement of room-temperature ductility. Finally, toward the end of the research project, a particle mixing process (Hosokawa mechano chemical bonding technology) was applied and the sample Mo alloys showed much improved room-temperature ductility. Follow-up mechanical properties evaluations on the as-processed Mo alloys were carried out using an in-house developed micro-indentation technique which is suitable for in-situ material mechanical properties measurement and ductility/brittle evaluation on small-size sample alloys. Relevant experimental results of the micro-indentation tests are presented.

  9. Resonant bowtie aperture nano-antenna for the control of optical nanocavities resonance

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    Baida, Fadi Issam

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) has been successful in finely tuning the optical properties of photonic crystal (PC) nanocavities. The SNOM nanoprobes proposed so far allowed for either redshifting or blueshifting the resonance peak of the PC structures. In this Letter, we theoretically demonstrate the possibility of redshifting (up to +0.65nm) and blueshifting (up to $-5$~nm) PC cavity resonance with a single SNOM probe. This probe is obtained by opening a bowtie-aperture nano-antenna (BNA) at the apex of a metal-coated tip. This double-way PC tunability is the result of a competition between the effects of the BNA resonance (induced electric dipole leading to a redshift) and the metal-coated tip (induced magnetic dipole giving rise to a blueshift) onto the PC mode volume. The sign of the spectral shift is modified by simply controlling the tip-to-PC distance. This study opens the way to the full postproduction control of the resonance wavelength of high quality factor optical cavities.

  10. Radiation Resistance of XLPE Nano-dielectrics for Advanced Reactor Applications

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    Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL; Polyzos, Georgios [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Aytug, Tolga [ORNL; Leonard, Keith J [ORNL; Sauers, Isidor [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently there has been renewed interest in nuclear reactor safety, particularly as commercial reactors are approaching 40 years service and lifetime extensions are considered, as well as for new reactor building projects around the world. The materials that are currently used in cabling for instrumentation, reactor control, and communications include cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), ethylene propylene rubber (EPR), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), neoprene, and chlorosulfonated polyethylene. While these materials show suitable radiation tolerance in laboratory tests, failures before their useful lifetime occur due to the combined environmental effects of radiation, temperature and moisture, or operation under abnormal conditions. In addition, the extended use of commercial reactors beyond their original service life places a greater demand on insulating materials to perform beyond their current ratings in these nuclear environments. Nanocomposite materials that are based on XLPE and other epoxy resins incorporating TiO2, MgO, SiO2, and Al2O3 nanoparticles are being fabricated using a novel in-situ method established at ORNL to demonstrate materials with increased resistance to radiation. As novel nanocomposite dielectric materials are developed, characterization of the non-irradiated and irradiated nanodielectrics will lead to a knowledge base that allow for dielectric materials to be engineered with specific nanoparticle additions for maximum benefit to wide-variety of radiation environments found in nuclear reactors. This paper presents the initial findings on the development of XLPE-based SiO2 nano-composite dielectrics in the context of electrical performance and radiation degradation.

  11. Method of producing nano-scaled graphene and inorganic platelets and their nanocomposites

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    Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH)

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method of exfoliating a layered material (e.g., graphite and graphite oxide) to produce nano-scaled platelets having a thickness smaller than 100 nm, typically smaller than 10 nm, and often between 0.34 nm and 1.02 nm. The method comprises: (a) subjecting the layered material in a powder form to a halogen vapor at a first temperature above the melting point or sublimation point of the halogen at a sufficient vapor pressure and for a duration of time sufficient to cause the halogen molecules to penetrate an interlayer space of the layered material, forming a stable halogen-intercalated compound; and (b) heating the halogen-intercalated compound at a second temperature above the boiling point of the halogen, allowing halogen atoms or molecules residing in the interlayer space to exfoliate the layered material to produce the platelets. Alternatively, rather than heating, step (a) is followed by a step of dispersing the halogen-intercalated compound in a liquid medium which is subjected to ultrasonication for exfoliating the halogen-intercalated compound to produce the platelets, which are dispersed in the liquid medium. The halogen can be readily captured and re-used, thereby significantly reducing the impact of halogen to the environment. The method can further include a step of dispersing the platelets in a polymer or monomer solution or suspension as a precursor step to nanocomposite fabrication.

  12. Method of producing nano-scaled graphene and inorganic platelets and their nanocomposites

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    Jang, Bor Z. (Centerville, OH); Zhamu, Aruna (Centerville, OH)

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a method of exfoliating a layered material (e.g., graphite and graphite oxide) to produce nano-scaled platelets having a thickness smaller than 100 nm, typically smaller than 10 nm, and often between 0.34 nm and 1.02 nm. The method comprises: (a) subjecting the layered material in a powder form to a halogen vapor at a first temperature above the melting point or sublimation point of the halogen at a sufficient vapor pressure and for a duration of time sufficient to cause the halogen molecules to penetrate an interlayer space of the layered material, forming a stable halogen-intercalated compound; and (b) heating the halogen-intercalated compound at a second temperature above the boiling point of the halogen, allowing halogen atoms or molecules residing in the interlayer space to exfoliate the layered material to produce the platelets. Alternatively, rather than heating, step (a) is followed by a step of dispersing the halogen-intercalated compound in a liquid medium which is subjected to ultrasonication for exfoliating the halogen-intercalated compound to produce the platelets, which are dispersed in the liquid medium. The halogen can be readily captured and re-used, thereby significantly reducing the impact of halogen to the environment. The method can further include a step of dispersing the platelets in a polymer or monomer solution or suspension as a precursor step to nanocomposite fabrication.

  13. Nano/bio treatment of polychlorinated biphenyls with evaluation of comparative toxicity

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    Le, Thao Thanh; Francis, Arokiasamy J.; Nguyen, Hoang Khanh; Jeon, Jong -Rok; Chang, Yoon -Seok

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The persistence of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Aroclor 1248 in soils and sediments is a major concern because of its toxicity and presence at high concentrations. In this study, we developed an integrated remediation system for PCBs using chemical catalysis and biodegradation. The dechlorination of Aroclor 1248 was achieved by treatment with bimetallic nanoparticles Pd/nFe under anoxic conditions. Among the 32 PCB congeners of Aroclor 1248 examined, our process dechlorinated 99%, 92%, 84%, and 28% of tri-, tetra-, penta-, and hexachlorinated biphenyls, respectively. The resulting biphenyl was biodegraded rapidly by Burkholderia xenovorans LB400. Benzoic acid was detected as an intermediate during the biodegradation process. The toxicity of the residual PCBs after nano-bio treatment was evaluated in terms of toxic equivalent values which decreased from 33.8 × 10-5 ?g g-1 to 9.5 × 10-5 ?g g-1. The residual PCBs also had low cytotoxicity toward Escherichia coli as demonstrated by lower reactive oxygen species levels, lower glutathione peroxidase activity, and a reduced number of dead bacteria.

  14. Metallic magnetism and change of conductivity in the nano to bulk transition of cobalt ferrite

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    Arunkumar, A.; Vanidha, D.; Kannan, R., E-mail: kannan@pec.edu [Department of Physics, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry–605 014 (India); Oudayakumar, K. [Department of Physics, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Puducherry–605 107 (India); Rajagopan, S. [Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry–605 014 (India)

    2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Variations in conductivity with particle size have been observed in cobalt ferrite, when synthesized by solgel auto-combustion method. Impedance analysis reveals metallic and semiconducting behavior at room temperature for a particle size of 6?nm and 52?nm, respectively. Upon thermal activation, metallic to semiconducting phase transition has been observed as a function of particle size and vice-versa. Grainboundary Resistance (R{sub gb}), increased drastically with particle size (19?M? for 6?nm and 259?M? for 52?nm) at room temperature. AC conductivity and dielectric constants exhibit similar metallic to semiconducting phase transition at 6?nm and semiconducting behavior at 52?nm with temperature in the selected frequencies. Enhanced magnetic moment with an increase in the grain size along with decreased coercivity (1444?G to 1146?G) reveals transition from single domain to multi-domain. Increased inter-particle interaction is responsible for metallicity at the nano level and on the contrary semiconductivity is attributed to bulk.

  15. Nano-Scaffold Mediates Hydrogen Release and Reactivity of Ammonia Borane

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    Gutowska, Anna; Li, Liyu; Shin, Yongsoon; Wang, Chong M.; Li, Xiaohong S.; Linehan, John C.; Smith, R. Scott; Kay, Bruce D.; Schmid, Benjamin A.; Shaw, Wendy J.; Gutowski, Maciej S.; Autrey, Thomas

    2005-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the imposing barriers to realizing the promise of an energy economy based on hydrogen is onboard hydrogen storage for fuel-cell-powered vehicles. New materials that enable the release of dense, plentiful and pure hydrogen at temperatures less than 85 ºC are necessary to move the world from an oil-based economy to a hydrogen economy. We report a novel approach in which we deposit a hydrogen-rich material into a nanoporous scaffold. The role of the scaffold is to impose a nano-phase structure on the hydrogen-rich material thus providing an additional handle on the kinetics and thermodynamics of hydrogen release. We demonstrate on the example of ammonia borane infused in the nanoporous silica that the kinetics of hydrogen release is improved while the purity of hydrogen is increased in comparison with the release from bulk ammonia borane. These findings suggest that hydrogen rich materials infused in nanoscaffolds offer the most promising approach to date for onboard hydrogen storage

  16. Nano/bio treatment of polychlorinated biphenyls with evaluation of comparative toxicity

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    Le, Thao Thanh; Francis, Arokiasamy J.; Nguyen, Hoang Khanh; Jeon, Jong -Rok; Chang, Yoon -Seok

    2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The persistence of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Aroclor 1248 in soils and sediments is a major concern because of its toxicity and presence at high concentrations. In this study, we developed an integrated remediation system for PCBs using chemical catalysis and biodegradation. The dechlorination of Aroclor 1248 was achieved by treatment with bimetallic nanoparticles Pd/nFe under anoxic conditions. Among the 32 PCB congeners of Aroclor 1248 examined, our process dechlorinated 99%, 92%, 84%, and 28% of tri-, tetra-, penta-, and hexachlorinated biphenyls, respectively. The resulting biphenyl was biodegraded rapidly by Burkholderia xenovorans LB400. Benzoic acid was detected as an intermediate duringmore »the biodegradation process. The toxicity of the residual PCBs after nano-bio treatment was evaluated in terms of toxic equivalent values which decreased from 33.8 × 10-5 ?g g-1 to 9.5 × 10-5 ?g g-1. The residual PCBs also had low cytotoxicity toward Escherichia coli as demonstrated by lower reactive oxygen species levels, lower glutathione peroxidase activity, and a reduced number of dead bacteria.« less

  17. Development of Standards for NanoSIMS Analyses of Biological Materials

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    Davission, M L; Weber, P K; Pett-Ridge, J; Singer, S

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    NanoSIMS is a powerful analytical technique for investigating element distributions at the nanometer scale, but quantifying elemental abundances requires appropriate standards, which are not readily available for biological materials. Standards for trace element analyses have been extensively developed for secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) in the semiconductor industry and in the geological sciences. The three primary approaches for generating standards for SIMS are: (1) ion implantation (2) using previously characterized natural materials, and (3) preparing synthetic substances. Ion implantation is a reliable method for generating trace element standards, but it is expensive, which limits investigation of the analytical issues discussed above. It also requires low background levels of the elements of interest. Finding or making standard materials has the potential to provide more flexibility than ion implantation, but realizing homogeneity at the nano-scale is in itself a significant challenge. In this study, we experiment with all three approaches, but with an emphasis toward synthetic organic polymers in order to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and achieve a wide dynamic concentration range. This emphasis serves to meet the major challenge for biological samples of identifying matrix matched, homogeneous material. Biological samples themselves are typically heterogeneous at the scale of microns to 100s of microns, and therefore they are poor SIMS standards. Therefore, we focused on identifying 'biological-like' materials--either natural or synthetic--that can be used for standards. The primary criterion is that the material be as compositionally similar to biological samples as possible (primarily C, H, O, and N). For natural material we adsorbed organic colloids consisting of peptidoglycan (i.e., amino sugars), activated charcoal, and humic acids. Experiments conducted with Si on peptidoglycan showed low affinity as SiO{sub 2}, yet its distribution in the matrix was similar to that observed in spores. In experiments with Mo on humic acid, homogeneity was achieved and a sensitivity factor relative to C was determined. For synthetic material, we successfully prepared polyacrylic acid containing complexed elements of Mo, Ca, Sr, and Ba at low abundance. These were prepared as aqueous mixtures of dissolved elements and polyacrylic resin, followed by thin film drying. The Mo was homogeneously distributed and yielded a relative sensitivity factor nearly identical to that calculated for humic acid. This approach shows great promise for most water soluble metals. Poly(methacrylate) thin films were prepared that contained different low-level concentrations of Si introduced as a silane compound. Although homogeneity was not fully achieved, the analytical results did validate our previous quantitative methodology for Si. In addition, Commercial plastics were also examined for suitability for F and Cl. We found food-grade polyvinyl tubing produced high precision Cl determinations. For ion implantation, we used epoxy as the substrate and successfully extracted depth profiles and sensitivity factors for F and Cu.

  18. Please cite this article in press as: H. Wu, Y. Cui, Nano Today (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nantod.2012.08.004 ARTICLE IN PRESS+Model

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    Cui, Yi

    Please cite this article in press as: H. Wu, Y. Cui, Nano Today (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nantod.2012.08.004 ARTICLE IN PRESS+Model NANTOD-268; No. of Pages 16 Nano Today (2012) xxx, xxx of nanostructure design, encompassing solid nanostructures such as nanowires, hollow nanostructures, and clamped

  19. SwedNanoTech and Business Sweden is organizing a partnering mission to Asia in September 2013. The trip is arranged especially for Swedish companies and researchers within the

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    Lagergren, Jens

    in sustainable development, life sciences and energy. The aim of the trip is to promote Swedish researchSwedNanoTech and Business Sweden is organizing a partnering mission to Asia in September 2013 11th - 13th. The number of participants is limited to 15 people. SwedNanoTech and Business Sweden

  20. Edge sharpness Dependence of MNP in plasmonic solar cell In this article we show that in a a-Si ultra thin plsmonic solar cell with silver nano-particle, the

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    Park, Namkyoo

    Edge sharpness Dependence of MNP in plasmonic solar cell *, , In this article we show that in a a-Si ultra thin plsmonic solar cell with silver nano-particle, the absorption of the light can-Si based plasmonic solar cells, the edge sharpness dependence of periodic silver nano-particle is analyzed

  1. ONE-DIMENSIONAL PLASMONIC NANO-PHOTOCATALYSTS: SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY

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    Murph, S.

    2011-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This study describes a simple two-step approach to coat gold nanorods with a silica/titania shell. Gold nanorods with an aspect ratio of 2.5 (L = 48 {+-} 2 and d = 19 {+-} 1) are synthesized by a silver-seed mediated growth approach according to our previously reported procedure (Hunyadi Murph ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1064, Chapter 8, 2011, 127-163 and reference herein). Gold nanorods are grown on pre-formed gold nano-seeds in the presence of surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB), and a small amount of silver ions. A bifunctional linker molecule which has a thiol group at one end and a silane group at the other is used to derivatize gold nanorods. The silane group is subsequently reacted with both sodium silicate and titanium isopropoxide to a silica/titania shell around the gold nanorods. By fine tuning the reaction conditions, the silica/titania shell thickness can be controlled from {approx}5 to {approx}40nm. The resulting nanomaterials are stable, amenable to scale up and can be isolated without core aggregation or decomposition. These new materials have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, UV-Vis spectroscopy and dynamic light scattering analysis. Photocatalytic activity of Au-silica/titania nanomaterials under visible and UV illumination is measured via degradation of a model dye, methyl orange (MO) under visible and UV illumination. The results indicate a 3 fold improvement in the photocatalytic decomposition rate of MO under visible illumination vs. UV illumination.

  2. Ductility Enhancement of Molybdenum Phase by Nano-sizedd Oxide Dispersions

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    Bruce Kang

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The present research is focused on ductility enhancement of molybdenum (Mo) alloys by adding nano-sized oxide particles to the alloy system. The research approach includes: (1) determination of microscopic mechanisms responsible for the macroscopic ductility enhancement effects through atomistic modeling of the metal-ceramic interface; (2) subsequent computer simulation-aided optimization of composition and nanoparticle size of the dispersion for improved performance; (3) synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle dispersion following the guidance from atomistic computational modeling analyses (e.g., by processing a small sample of Mo alloy for evaluation); and (4) experimental testing of the mechanical properties to determine optimal ductility enhancement.Through atomistic modeling and electronic structure analysis using full-potential linearized muffin-tin orbital (FP-LMTO) techniques, research to date has been performed on a number of selected chromium (Cr) systems containing nitrogen (N) and/or magnesium oxide (MgO) impurities. The emphasis has been on determining the properties of the valence electrons and the characteristics of the chemical bonds they formed. It was found that the brittle/ductile behavior of this transitional metal system is controlled by the relative population of valence charges: bonds formed by s valence electrons yield metallic, ductile behavior, whereas bonds formed by d valence electrons lead to covalent, brittle behavior. The presence of valence bands from impurities also affects the metal bonding, thereby explaining the detrimental and beneficial effects induced by the inclusion of N impurities and MgO dispersions. These understandings are useful for optimizing ductility enhancement effects on the dispersion materials.

  3. NanoSIMS Imaging Alternation Layers of a Leached SON68 Glass Via A FIB-made Wedged Crater

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    Wang, Yi-Chung; Schreiber, Daniel K.; Neeway, James J.; Thevuthasan, Suntharampillai; Evans, James E.; Ryan, Joseph V.; Zhu, Zihua; Wei, Wei

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Currently, nuclear wastes are commonly immobilized into glasses because of their long-term durability. Exposure to water for long periods of time, however, will eventually corrode the waste form and is the leading potential avenue for radionuclide release into the environment. Because such slow processes cannot be experimentally tested, the prediction of release requires a thorough understanding the mechanisms governing glass corrosion. In addition, due to the exceptional durability of glass, much of the testing must be performed on high-surface-area powders. A technique that can provide accurate compositional profiles with very precise depth resolution for non-flat samples would be a major benefit to the field. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) depth profiling is an excellent tool that has long been used to examine corrosion layers of glass. The roughness of the buried corrosion layers, however, causes the corresponding SIMS depth profiles to exhibit erroneously wide interfaces. In this study, NanoSIMS was used to image the cross-section of the corrosion layers of a leached SON68 glass sample. A wedged crater was prepared by a focused ion beam (FIB) instrument to obtain a 5× improvement in depth resolution for NanoSIMS measurements. This increase in resolution allowed us to confirm that the breakdown of the silica glass network is further from the pristine glass than a second dissolution front for boron, another glass former. The existence of these two distinct interfaces, separated by only ~20 nm distance in depth, was not apparent by traditional ToF-SIMS depth profiling but has been confirmed also by atom probe tomography. This novel sample geometry will be a major benefit to efficient NanoSIMS sampling of irregular interfaces at the nanometer scale that would otherwise be obscured within ToF-SIMS depth profiles.

  4. Enhanced synchronization in an array of spin torque nano oscillators in the presence of oscillating external magnetic field

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    B. Subash; V. K. Chandrasekar; M. Lakshmanan

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that the synchronization of an array of electrically coupled spin torque nano-oscillators (STNO) modelled by Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-Slonczewski (LLGS) equation can be enhanced appreciably in the presence of a common external microwave magnetic field. The applied microwave magnetic field stabilizes and enhances the regions of synchronization in the parameter space of our analysis, where the oscillators are exhibiting synchronized oscillations thereby emitting improved microwave power. To characterize the synchronized oscillations we have calculated the locking range in the domain of external source frequency.

  5. SU-E-T-120: Dosimetric Characteristics Study of NanoDotâ,,¢ for In-Vivo Dosimetry

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    Hussain, A; Wasaye, A; Gohar, R; Rehman, L [Department of Oncology, Aga Khan Univesity Hospital (AKUH), Karachi (Pakistan); Hussein, S [Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: The purpose of the study was to analyze the dosimetric characteristics (energy dependence, reproducibility and dose linearity) of nanoDot™ optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs) and validate their potential use during in-vivo dosimetry, specifically TBI. The manufacturer stated accuracy is ±10% for standard nanoDot™. Methods: At AKUH, the InLight microStar OSL dosimetry system for patient in-vivo dosimetry is in use since 2012. Twenty-five standard nanoDot™ were used in the analysis. Sensitivity and reproducibility was tested in the first part with 6MV and 18 MV Varian x-ray beams. Each OSLD was irradiated to 100cGy dose at nominal SSD (100 cm). All the OSLDs were read 3 times for average reading. Dose linearity and calibration were also performed with same beams in common clinical dose range of 0 - 500 cGy. In addition, verification of TBI absolute dose at extended SSD (500cm) was also performed. Results: The reproducibility observed with the OSLD was better than the manufacturer stated limits. Measured doses vary less than ±2% in 19(76%) OSLDs, whereas less than ±3% in 6(24%) OSLDs. Their sensitivity was approximately 525 counts per cGy. Better agreement was observed between measurements, with a standard deviation of 1.8%. A linear dose response was observed with OSLDs for both 6 and 18MV beams in 0 - 500 cGy dose range. TBI measured doses at 500 cm SSD were also confirmed to be within ±0.5% and ±1.3% of the ion chamber measured doses for 6 and 18MV beams respectively. Conclusion: The dosimetric results demonstrate that nanoDot™ can be potentially used for in-vivo dosimetry verification in various clinical situations, with a high degree of accuracy and precision. In addition OSLDs exhibit better dose reproducibility with standard deviation of 1.8%. There was no significant difference in their response to 6 and 18MV beams. The dose response was also linear.

  6. Environmentally benign graphite intercalation compound composition for exfoliated graphite, flexible graphite, and nano-scaled graphene platelets

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    Zhamu, Aruna; Jang, Bor Z.

    2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A carboxylic-intercalated graphite compound composition for the production of exfoliated graphite, flexible graphite, or nano-scaled graphene platelets. The composition comprises a layered graphite with interlayer spaces or interstices and a carboxylic acid residing in at least one of the interstices, wherein the composition is prepared by a chemical oxidation reaction which uses a combination of a carboxylic acid and hydrogen peroxide as an intercalate source. Alternatively, the composition may be prepared by an electrochemical reaction, which uses a carboxylic acid as both an electrolyte and an intercalate source. Exfoliation of the invented composition does not release undesirable chemical contaminants into air or drainage.

  7. Plasmonic Meta-Surface for Efficient Ultra-Short Pulse Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration

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    Bar-Lev, Doron

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A laser-driven particle accelerator based on plasmonic nano-antennas is proposed and analyzed. The concept utilizes the enhancement and localization of the electric field by nano-antennas to maximize the acceleration gradient and to overcome potential metallic losses. The structure is optimized for accelerating relativistic particles using a femto-second laser source operating at 800nm, and is shown to support the bandwidth of ultra-short laser pulses (up to 16fsec) while providing a high acceleration gradient potentially reaching 11.6GV/m.

  8. Ultra-wide-tunable fibre source of femto-and picosecond pulses based on intracavity Raman conversion

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    Kobtsev, Sergei M.

    oscillator. However for ultra-short pulses fiber lasers it's a challenge due to following two reasons: - wavelength tuning of ultra-short pulses fiber lasers requires broad-band reflectors which was exotic until and investigation of a method for spectral tuning of ultra-short pulses Yb- based fiber laser as well as Raman

  9. TeV/m Nano-Accelerator: Investigation on Feasibility of CNT-Channeling Acceleration at Fermilab

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    Shin, Y M; Thurman-Keup, R M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of high gradient acceleration and tight phase-space control of high power beams is a key element for future lepton and hadron colliders since the increasing demands for higher energy and luminosity significantly raise costs of modern HEP facilities. Atomic channels in crystals are known to consist of 10 -- 100 V/{\\AA} potential barriers capable of guiding and collimating a high energy beam providing continuously focused acceleration with exceptionally high gradients (TeV/m). However, channels in natural crystals are only angstrom-size and physically vulnerable to high energy interactions, which has prevented crystals from being applied to high power accelerators. Carbon-based nano-crystals such as carbon-nanotubes (CNTs) and graphenes have a large degree of dimensional flexibility and thermo-mechanical strength, which could be suitable for channeling acceleration of MW beams. Nano-channels of the synthetic crystals can accept a few orders of magnitude larger phase-space volume of channeled par...

  10. Nano-Structural Elucidation in Carbon Black Loaded NR Vulcanizate by 3D-TEM and In Situ WAXD Measurements

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    Ikeda,Y.; Kato, A.; Shimanuki, J.; Kohjiya, S.; Tosaka, M.; Poompradub, S.; Toki, S.; Hsiao, B.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three dimensional (3D) visualization of nanometer structure of carbon black dispersion in rubbery matrix has successfully been studied and reported in this paper. Use of 3D-TEM, which is computerized tomography combined with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), enabled us to reconstruct 3D images of carbon black aggregates in natural rubber (NR) matrix. The TEM measurements were conducted by a bright-field method on thin samples without any electron staining. The sample was subject to uni-axial tilting (+65 degree to -65 degree with 2 degree increment) in the sample chamber, and 66 TEM images were taken on each sample. These TEM images were used for computerized tomography to reconstruct the 3D image. This technique is designated as 3D-TEM. The nano-structural features observed by 3D-TEM were in conformity with the electron-conductivity results, and the percolation behavior was recognized. These results were further supplemented by in situ wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD), i.e., simultaneous WAXD and tensile measurements on the sample to observe the strain-induced crystallization in NR vulcanizate. Upon tensile elongation, the crystallization was clearly observed in WAXD in the presence of carbon black, and it contributed to the tensile properties. In order to understand the performances of filled NR vulcanizates, it surely is necessary to know the structural states of the mixed nano-filler and the crystallites produced upon elongation.

  11. Reducing Logistics Footprints and Replenishment Demands: Nano-engineered Silica Aerogels a Proven Method for Water Treatment

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    Daily, W; Coleman, S; Love, A; Reynolds, J; O'Brien, K; Gammon, S

    2004-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Rapid deployment and the use of objective force aggressively reduce logistic footprints and replenishment demands. Maneuver Sustainment requires that Future Combat Systems be equipped with water systems that are lightweight, have small footprints, and are highly adaptable to a variety of environments. Technologies employed in these settings must be able to meet these demands. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has designed and previously field tested nano-engineered materials for the treatment of water. These materials have been either based on silica aerogel materials or consist of composites of these aerogels with granular activated carbon (GAC). Recent tests have proven successful for the removal of contaminants including uranium, hexavalent chromium, and arsenic. Silica aerogels were evaluated for their ability to purify water that had been spiked with the nerve agent VX (O-ethyl S-(2-diisopropylaminoethyl) methylphosphonothiolate). These results demonstrated that silica aerogels were able to remove the VX from the supply water and were nearly 30 times more adsorbent than GAC. This performance could result in REDUCING CHANGEOUT FREQUENCY BY A FACTOR OF 30 or DECREASING the VOLUME of adsorbent BY A FACTOR OF 30; thereby significantly reducing logistic footprints and replenishment demands. The use of the nano-engineered Silica Aerogel/GAC composites would provide a water purification technology that meets the needs of Future Combat Systems.

  12. The intense slow positron beam facility at the PULSTAR reactor and applications in nano-materials study

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    Liu, Ming; Moxom, Jeremy; Hawari, Ayman I. [Nuclear Reactor Program, Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, P.O. Box 7909, Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Gidley, David W. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109 (United States)

    2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    An intense slow positron beam has been established at the PULSTAR nuclear research reactor of North Carolina State University. The slow positrons are generated by pair production in a tungsten moderator from gammarays produced in the reactor core and by neutron capture reactions in cadmium. The moderated positrons are electrostatically extracted and magnetically guided out of the region near the core. Subsequently, the positrons are used in two spectrometers that are capable of performing positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) and positron Doppler broadening spectroscopy (DBS) to probe the defect and free volume properties of materials. One of the spectrometers (e{sup +}-PALS) utilizes an rf buncher to produce a pulsed beam and has a timing resolution of 277 ps. The second spectrometer (Ps-PALS) uses a secondary electron timing technique and is dedicated to positronium lifetime measurements with an approximately 1 ns timing resolution. PALS measurements have been conducted in the e{sup +}-PALS spectrometer on a series of nano-materials including organic photovoltaic thin films, membranes for filtration, and polymeric fibers. These studies have resulted in understanding some critical issues related to the development of the examined nano-materials.

  13. Published: March 17, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 1810 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl200500s |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 18101813

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    Lett. 2011, 11, 1810­1813 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Batteries for Efficient Energy Extraction from a Water Salinity Difference Fabio La Mantia,||, Mauro Pasta,||,, Heather D. Deshazer, Bruce E. Logan between seawater and freshwater is another renewable source which can be harvested. The major components

  14. Solar-blind deep-UV band-pass filter (250 -350 nm) consisting of a metal nano-grid fabricated

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    Solar-blind deep-UV band-pass filter (250 - 350 nm) consisting of a metal nano-grid fabricated, fabricated and demonstrated a solar-blind deep-UV pass filter, that has a measured optical performance, the filter offers simple yet effective and low cost solar-blind deep-UV detection at either a single device

  15. arXiv:cond-mat/0507220v19Jul2005 Direct Observation of Hydrogen Adsorption Sites and Nano-Cage Formation in

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    Yildirim, Taner

    of future hydrogen and fuel-cell technolo- gies is critically dependent upon the discovery of new maarXiv:cond-mat/0507220v19Jul2005 Direct Observation of Hydrogen Adsorption Sites and Nano, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (Dated: July 8 2005) The hydrogen

  16. High ethanol sensitivity of Palladium/TiO2 nanobelt surface heterostructures dominated by enlarged surface area and nano-Schottky junctions

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    Cao, Guozhong

    by selective acid corrosion and functionalized with Pd catalyst particles. Three nanobelt samples (TiO2 explored, such as using doped TiO2 [27­ 32], functionalization with metal nanoparticles [14 , Huaidong Jiang a a State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Center of Bio & Micro/Nano Functional

  17. Published: July 05, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 3214 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl2014845 |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 32143220

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    Lett. 2011, 11, 3214­3220 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett High Efficiency Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells BasedS Supporting Information Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) are widely recognized as a promising alternative,8,27 Herein, we report high efficiency dye-sensitized nanotube solar cells in a backside illumination mode

  18. The 1st International Symposium on Micro & Nano Technology, 14-17 March, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER ISSUES

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    The 1st International Symposium on Micro & Nano Technology, 14-17 March, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER ISSUES IN CARBON NANOTUBES S. Maruyama, Y-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, JAPAN ABSTRACT Several heat transfer problems related to single

  19. [15] A. D. McFarland, R. P. Van Duyne, Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 1057. [16] D. A. Schultz, Curr. Opin. Biotech. 2003, 14, 13.

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    . Sonnichsen, A. P. Alivisatos, Nano Lett. 2005, 5, 301. Welded Electrochromic Conductive Polymer Nanofibers Marquez, Patrick T. Mather, and Gregory A. Sotzing* With the availability of electrochromic conjugated poly- mers[1] exhibiting transitions of the three primary colors, full- color electrochromic displays

  20. Published: May 05, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 2311 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl200543v |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 23112317

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    Street, Suite 326, Arlington, Virginia 22203, United States bS Supporting Information Quantum dot solar cells have been attractive for solar cell applications due to their ability to enhance light absorption Lett. 2011, 11, 2311­2317 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Strong Enhancement of Solar Cell Efficiency Due

  1. Single-pulse ultrafast-laser machining of high aspect nano-holes at the surface of SiO2

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    Davis, Lloyd M.

    (2005). 6. T. N. Kim, K. Campbell, A. Groisman, D. Kleinfeld, and C. B. Schaffer, "Femtosecond laser-drilled, and D. Low, "Precision glass machining, drilling and profile cutting by short pulse lasers," Thin SolidSingle-pulse ultrafast-laser machining of high aspect nano-holes at the surface of SiO2 Yelena V

  2. Published: January 24, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 624 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl103702j |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 624631

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    Wang, Xudong

    , solar cells, catalysts, energy storage systems, and so forth. KEYWORDS: Pulsed CVD, titanium dioxide Lett. 2011, 11, 624­631 LETTER pubs.acs.org/NanoLett Growth of Titanium Dioxide Nanorods in 3D and extended pulsing and purging times. Through this approach, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanorod (NR) arrays were

  3. 3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale; it will be held in 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan. The ultimate

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    Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen

    3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement markets. The advanced technologies for manipulation, manufacturing and measurement at nanoscale promise, Int. J of Optomechatronics, J of Micro-Bio Robotics, and other SCI/Ei journals. Organizers: Industrial

  4. Tenfold enhancement of MeV Proton generation by a moderate ultra-short laser interaction with H2O nano-wire targets

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    Zigler, A; Bruner, N; Schleifer, E; Eisenmann, S; Henis, Z; Botton, M; Pikuz, S A; Faenov, A Y; Gordon, D; Sprangle, P

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compact sources of high energy protons (50-500MeV) are expected to be key technology in a wide range of scientific applications. Particularly promising is the target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) scheme, holding record level of 67MeV protons generated by a peta-Watt laser. In general, laser intensity exceeding 10^18 W/cm2 is required to produce MeV level protons. Enhancing the energy of generated protons using compact laser sources is very attractive task nowadays. Recently, nano-scale targets were used to accelerate ions. Here we report on the first generation of 5.5-7.5MeV protons by modest laser intensities (4.5 x 10^17 W/cm2) interacting with H2O nano-wires (snow) deposited on a Sapphire substrate. In this setup, the plasma near the tip of the nano-wire is subject to locally enhanced laser intensity with high spatial gradients, and confined charge separation is obtained. Electrostatic fields of extremely high intensities are produced, and protons are accelerated to MeV-level energies. Nano-wire engine...

  5. Magnetoelectric nano-Fe3O4?CoFe2O4?PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 composite

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    Ren, Shenqiang; Wuttig, Manfred

    2008-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A new magnetoelectric hybrid device composed of a nanoparticulate magnetostrictive iron oxide-cobalt ferritefilm on a piezoelectric lead zirconic titanate crystal serving as both substrate and straining medium is described. Nano-Fe3O4?CoFe2O4...

  6. Heat transfer enhancement in single-phase forced convection with blockages and in two-phase pool boiling with nano-structured surfaces 

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    Ahn, Hee Seok

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    boiling on nano-structured surfaces. Experiments were conducted with three horizontal silicon surfaces, two of which were coated with vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) with heights of 9 and 25 �¹m, respectively, and diameters...

  7. Published: March 23, 2011 r 2011 American Chemical Society 1530 dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl104295b |Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 15301539

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    Nanocomposites for Enzymatic Control of Nonradiative Energy Transfer Urartu Ozgur Safak Seker,, Tuncay Ozel and photonic devices and sensors in hybrid architectures.1À4 Their unique molecular capabilities in self-assembly make these molecules desired candidates for hybrid applications at the nanoÀbio interface (compared

  8. Atomically flat La-silicate/Si interface using tungsten carbide gate electrode with nano-sized grain

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    Tuokedaerhan, K.; Natori, K.; Iwai, H. [Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan); Kakushima, K., E-mail: kakushima@ep.titech.ac.jp; Kataoka, Y.; Nishiyama, A.; Sugii, N.; Wakabayashi, H.; Tsutsui, K. [Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502 (Japan)

    2014-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Interface properties of La-silicate gate dielectrics on Si substrates with W or nano-sized grain W{sub 2}C gate electrodes have been investigated. A low interface state density of 2.5?×?10{sup 11}?cm{sup ?2}/eV has been achieved with W{sub 2}C gate electrodes, which is one third of those with W gate electrode. An interface roughness of 0.33?nm with spatial frequency comparable to the grain size of W gate electrode has been observed. Besides, an atomically flat interface of 0.12?nm has been obtained with W{sub 2}C gate electrode. The origin of flat interface may be attributed to the elimination of inhomogeneous stress by grains in metal electrode.

  9. The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education grant (OISE-0968405).

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    The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of TulsaJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF

  10. The normal state properties of nano-sized CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} added Bi-based superconductors in bipolaron model

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    Ben Salem, M. K.; Slimani, Y.; Hannachi, E.; Hamrita, A.; Ben Azzouz, F.; Ben Salem, M. [L3M, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage, 7021 Zarzouna (Tunisia)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of nano-sized CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} particles (10 nm in diameter) addition on the structure and the normal state transport properties of polycrystalline Bi-based superconductors were systematically studied. The additional amount, x wt.%, of CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} in this case varied from 0.0 to 1 wt.% of the total mass of the sample. Phase analysis by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Electrical resistance as a function of temperature, ?(T) were carried out. Nano-sized particles addition modifies the electrical behavior of the normal state with increasing the CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} concentration. The bipolaron model can explain properly the normal state resistivity of the samples.

  11. Contribution of nano-scale effects to the total efficiency of converters of thermal neutrons on the basis of gadolinium foils

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    D. A. Abdushukurov; D. V. Bondarenko; Kh. Kh. Muminov; D. Yu. Chistyakov

    2008-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the influence of nano-scale layers of converters made from natural gadolinium and its 157 isotope into the total efficiency of registration of thermal neutrons. Our estimations show that contribution of low-energy Auger electrons with the runs about nanometers in gadolinium, to the total efficiency of neutron converters in this case is essential and results in growth of the total efficiency of converters. The received results are in good consent to the experimental data.

  12. Nano-structured Li3V2(PO4)3/carbon composite for high-rate lithium-ion batteries Anqiang Pan a,b

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    Cao, Guozhong

    Nano-structured Li3V2(PO4)3/carbon composite for high-rate lithium-ion batteries Anqiang Pan a in three dimensions. Three reversible lithium ions can be totally extracted from the lattice of Li3V2(PO4 structure and a curved one-dimensional channel for lithium-ion diffusion, monoclinic Li3V2(PO4)3 provides

  13. AOI [3] High-Temperature Nano-Derived Micro-H2 and - H2S Sensors

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    Perepezko, John; Lu-Steffes, Otto

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The emissions from coal-fired power plants remain a significant concern for air quality. This environmental challenge must be overcome by controlling the emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) throughout the entire coal combustion process. One of the processes which could specifically benefit from robust, low cost, and high temperature compatible gas sensors is the coal gasification process which converts coal and/or biomass into syngas. Hydrogen (H2), carbon monoxide (CO) and sulfur compounds make up 33%, 43% and 2% of syngas, respectively. Therefore, development of a high temperature (>500°C) chemical sensor for in-situ monitoring of H2, H2S and SO2 levels during coal gasification is strongly desired. The selective detection of SO2/H2S in the presence of H2, is a formidable task for a sensor designer. In order to ensure effective operation of these chemical sensors, the sensor system must inexpensively function within harsh temperature and chemical environment. Currently available sensing approaches, which are based on gas chromatography, electrochemistry, and IR-spectroscopy, do not satisfy the required cost and performance targets. This work focused on the development microsensors that can be applied to this application. In order to develop the high- temperature compatible microsensor, this work addressed various issues related to sensor stability, selectivity, and miniaturization. In the research project entitled “High-Temperature Nano-Derived Micro-H2 and -H2S Sensors”, the team worked to develop micro-scale, chemical sensors and sensor arrays composed of nano-derived, metal-oxide composite materials to detect gases like H2, SO2, and H2S within high-temperature environments (>500?C). The research was completed in collaboration with NexTech Materials, Ltd. (Lewis Center, Ohio). NexTech assisted in the testing of the sensors in syngas with contaminate levels of H2S. The idea of including nanomaterials as the sensing material within resistive-type chemical sensor platforms was to increase the sensitivity (as shown for room temperature applications). Unfortunately, nanomaterials are not stable at high temperatures due to sintering and coarsening processes that are driven by their high surface to volume ratio. Therefore, new hydrogen and sulfur selective nanomaterial systems with high selectivity and stability properties in the proposed harsh environment were investigated. Different nano-morphologies of zirconate, molybdate, and tungstate compounds were investigated. The fabrication of the microsensors consisted of the deposition of the selective nanomaterial systems over metal based interconnects on an inert substrate. This work utilized the chemi-resistive (resistive- type) microsensor architecture where the chemically and structurally stable, high temperature compatible electrodes were sputtered onto a ceramic substrate. The nanomaterial sensing systems were deposited over the electrodes using a lost mold method patterned by conventional optical lithography. The microsensor configuration with optimized nanomaterial system was tested and compared to a millimeter-size sensor e outcomes of this research will contribute to the economical application of sensor arrays for simultaneous sensing of H2, H2S, and SO2.

  14. Synthesis of Black and Red Mercury Sulfide Nano-Powder by Traditional Indian Method for Biomedical Application

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    Padhi, Payodhar [Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar (India); Sahoo, G. [Tapaswini Ayurvedic clinic and Research center, Balasore (India); Das, K. [Gopobandhu Ayurvedic Medical College, Puri (India); Ghosh, Sudipto; Panigrahi, S. C. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur (India)

    2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of metals and minerals in the traditional Indian system of medicine known as aired is very common and is practiced since seventh century B.C. Metals were reduced to calcined powder form for medicinal purpose. For detoxification, a further step of purification of the metals and minerals with different vegetable extracts was practiced. The people of East India were using mercury and its sulfide as medicine. Gradually this secret was leaked to Arabic physicians who used mercury in skin ointment. Subsequently Italian Physicians adopted Arabic prescriptions of mercurial ointments for skin diseases. In the olden days, metals and minerals were impregnated with decoction and juice of vegetables and animal products like milk and fat for purification. These were then reduced to fine particles by milling with a pestle and mortar. It was known by then that the fineness of the powder had a significant influence on the color, texture, and medicinal properties as is cited by Charak. Nagarjun studied in detail the processing of metals and minerals, particularly mercury and the influence of the processing parameters on the medicinal values. Mercury is unique in many aspects. Indian alchemy developed a wide variety a chemical processes for the ostensible transmutation of metals and preparation of elixir of life, in which mercury occupied a prime position .The present investigation attempts to use the traditional methods as prescribed in the ancient texts to prepare mercury sulfide in both red and black form for medicinal use. XRD, SEM and HRTEM investigations of the sulfides obtained shows that the ancient Indians were able to produce nano-sized powders. Possibly this may be taken as the earliest application of the production and use of nano powder. The study proves that even in ancient time the knowledge of nano particle synthesis was prevalent and used to enhance effectiveness of medicines. Further mercury in the free form is not acceptable in medicines. The ancient physicians could get rid of free mercury by milling and proper choice of the ratio of ingredients as is shown in the investigation by X-ray diffraction studies. In the traditional method for synthesis of mercury sulfide, mercury and pure sulfur were taken and milled in a mortar and pastel. During milling process, the white mercury and yellow sulfur yielded to a gray black colored sulfide. Synthesis of red sulfide of mercury required additional steps of heating and subsequent milling. For therapeutically application, the sulfide thus obtained needed detoxification, which was done using organic extracts. In the present investigation, the same method was followed to synthesize the sapphires and the product was characterized using modern methods like XRD, SEM and HRTEM. With increase in milling time the fineness of the powder increases, which increases the efficacy of the medicine, and free mercury, which is not desirable for medicinal application is found to decrease. The powder obtained at the end of 48 hours of milling is found to be of a size finer than l0nm.

  15. Synthesis of uniform nano-structured lead oxide by sonochemical method and its application as cathode and anode of lead-acid batteries

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    Karami, Hassan [Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Abhar (Iran, Islamic Republic of)], E-mail: karami_h@yahoo.com; Karimi, Mohammad Ali; Haghdar, Saeed [Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Ardakan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2008-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the results of a research aimed at investigating the synthesis of nano-structured lead oxide through reaction of lead nitrate solution and sodium carbonate solution by the sonochemical method. At the first, lead carbonate was obtained in a synthesized solution and then, after filtration, it was calcinated at the temperature of 320 deg. C so that nano-structured lead oxide can be produced. The effects of different parameters on particle size and morphology of final lead oxide powder were optimized by a 'one at a time' method. The prepared lead oxide powder was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron spectroscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Under optimum conditions, uniformed and homogeneous nano-structured lead oxide powder with more spongy morphology and particle size of 20-40 nm was obtained. The synthesized lead oxide, as anode and cathode of lead-acid batteries, showed an excellent discharge capacity (140 mA h/g)

  16. Detection of pico-Tesla magnetic fields using magneto-electric sensors at room temperature

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    Zhai Junyi; Xing Zengping; Dong Shuxiang; Li Jiefang; Viehland, D. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

    2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurement of low-frequency (10{sup -2}-10{sup 3} Hz) minute magnetic field variations (10{sup -12} Tesla) at room temperature in a passive mode of operation would be critically enabling for deployable neurological signal interfacing and magnetic anomaly detection applications. However, there is presently no magnetic field sensor capable of meeting all of these requirements. Here, we present new bimorph and push-pull magneto-electric laminate composites, which incorporate a charge compensation mechanism (or bridge) that dramatically enhances noise rejection, enabling achievement of such requirements.

  17. PicoServer Revisited: On the Profitability of Eliminating Intermediate Cache Levels

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    Wenisch, Thomas F.

    , emerging dense memory technologies, and low-voltage throughput-oriented many- core processors has sparked investigate the bandwidth, latency, and energy filter- ing afforded by an L2 cache. For data; and (3) inter- mediate caches are rarely desirable from an energy perspec- tive, and only if the cache

  18. 0018-9162/00/$10.00 2000 IEEE42 Computer PicoRadio Supports Ad

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    of such sensor and monitoring net- works include environmental control in office build- ings; robot control the management of environmental con- trol systems in large office buildings. Any person who has spent energy extracted from the envi- ronment--an approach called energy-scavenging or harvesting.1 POWER

  19. A Morphometric Analysis Of The Submarine Volcanic Ridge South-East Of Pico

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  20. Complete hyperfine Paschen-Back regime at relatively small magnetic fields realized in Potassium nano-cell

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    Sargsyan, A; Hakhumyan, G; Leroy, C; Pashayan-Leroy, Y; Sarkisyan, D

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A one-dimensional nano-metric-thin cell (NC) filled with potassium metal has been built and used to study optical atomic transitions in external magnetic fields. These studies benefit from the remarkable features of the NC allowing one to use $\\lambda/2$- and $\\lambda$-methods for effective investigations of individual transitions of the K D_1 line. The methods are based on strong narrowing of the absorption spectrum of the atomic column of thickness L equal to $\\lambda/2$ and to $\\lambda$(with $\\lambda = 770\\un{nm}$ being the resonant laser radiation wavelength). In particular, for a $\\pi$-polarized radiation excitation the $\\lambda$-method allows us to resolve eight atomic transitions (in two groups of four atomic transitions) and to reveal two remarkable transitions that we call Guiding Transitions (GT). The probabilities of all other transitions inside the group (as well as the frequency slope versus magnetic field) tend to the probability and to the slope of GT. Note that for circular polarization there ...