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  1. Photorefractive gratings formed in a Fe : CdTe crystal by nanosecond laser pulses

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    Borshch, A A; Brodin, M S; Volkov, V I; Rudenko, V I [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev (Ukraine)

    1998-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation was made of photorefractive gratings formed by nanosecond laser pulses in an Fe-doped CdTe crystal. Pulsed pumping ({lambda}=1.06 {mu}m, {tau}{sub p}=10 ns) with the maximum gain coefficient {Gamma}=0.3 cm{sup -1} induced a fast photorefractive effect in this crystal, characterised by a high electron mobility ({mu}{sub e}=1500 cm{sup 2} V{sup -1} s{sup -1}). The orientational dependences of the gain coefficient, and its dependences on the grating period and on the intensity of the recording radiation, were used to calculate the Debye screening length, the effective concentration of the carrier traps, and other parameters of the investigated crystal, including the ambipolar conduction coefficient taking account of the competition from the minority carriers. (nonlinear optical phenomena and devices)

  2. Alea 1, 181203 (2006) Genetic Genealogical Models in Rare Event Analy-

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    Boyer, Edmond

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Alea 1, 181­203 (2006) Genetic Genealogical Models in Rare Event Analy- sis Fr´ed´eric C and a genealogical model for estimating a class of rare events arising in physics and network analysis. We represent particle systems, rare events, Feynman-Kac models, ge- netic algorithms, genealogical trees. Second version

  3. Jay Grate | EMSL

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    Overview: Dr. Grate has a distinguished career in chemical microsensors and microfluidics integrating aspects of chemical, material and measurement sciences into new...

  4. Charged particle accelerator grating

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    Palmer, Robert B. (Shoreham, NY)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A readily disposable and replaceable accelerator grating for a relativistic particle accelerator. The grating is formed for a plurality of liquid droplets that are directed in precisely positioned jet streams to periodically dispose rows of droplets along the borders of a predetermined particle beam path. A plurality of lasers are used to direct laser beams into the droplets, at predetermined angles, thereby to excite the droplets to support electromagnetic accelerating resonances on their surfaces. Those resonances operate to accelerate and focus particles moving along the beam path. As the droplets are distorted or destroyed by the incoming radiation, they are replaced at a predetermined frequency by other droplets supplied through the jet streams.

  5. Bragg grating rogue wave

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    Degasperis, Antonio; Aceves, Alejandro B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the rogue wave solution of the classical massive Thirring model, that describes nonlinear optical pulse propagation in Bragg gratings. Combining electromagnetically induced transparency with Bragg scattering four-wave mixing, may lead to extreme waves at extremely low powers.

  6. Electrically-programmable diffraction grating

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    Ricco, A.J.; Butler, M.A.; Sinclair, M.B.; Senturia, S.D.

    1998-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    An electrically-programmable diffraction grating is disclosed. The programmable grating includes a substrate having a plurality of electrodes formed thereon and a moveable grating element above each of the electrodes. The grating elements are electrostatically programmable to form a diffraction grating for diffracting an incident beam of light as it is reflected from the upper surfaces of the grating elements. The programmable diffraction grating, formed by a micromachining process, has applications for optical information processing (e.g. optical correlators and computers), for multiplexing and demultiplexing a plurality of light beams of different wavelengths (e.g. for optical fiber communications), and for forming spectrometers (e.g. correlation and scanning spectrometers). 14 figs.

  7. Charged particle accelerator grating

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    Palmer, R.B.

    1985-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A readily disposable and replaceable accelerator grating for a relativistic particle accelerator is described. The grating is formed for a plurality of liquid droplets that are directed in precisely positioned jet streams to periodically dispose rows of droplets along the borders of a predetermined particle beam path. A plurality of lasers are used to direct laser beams onto the droplets, at predetermined angles, thereby to excite the droplets to support electromagnetic accelerating resonances on their surfaces. Those resonances operate to accelerate and focus particles moving along the beam path. As the droplets are distorted or destroyed by the incoming radiation, they are replaced at a predetermined frequency by other droplets supplied through the jet streams.

  8. 2.4 Grating formula

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    2010-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    2.4. GRATING FORMULA. 27 to x1 for every x2. In fact, if the grating problem attains a unique solution then we want to show that v(x1,x2) = u(x1,x2)e. ?i?x1.

  9. Fiber Grating Environmental Sensing System

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    Schulz, Whitten L. (Fairview, OR); Udd, Eric (Fairview, OR)

    2003-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Fiber grating environmental measurement systems are comprised of sensors that are configured to respond to changes in moisture or chemical content of the surrounding medium through the action of coatings and plates inducing strain that is measured. These sensors can also be used to monitor the interior of bonds for degradation due to aging, cracking, or chemical attack. Means to multiplex these sensors at high speed and with high sensitivity can be accomplished by using spectral filters placed to correspond to each fiber grating environmental sensor. By forming networks of spectral elements and using wavelength division multiplexing arrays of fiber grating sensors may be processed in a single fiber line allowing distributed high sensitivity, high bandwidth fiber optic grating environmental sensor systems to be realized.

  10. Near-perfect diffraction grating rhomb

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    Wantuck, Paul J. (Santa Fe, NM)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A near-perfect grating rhomb enables an output beam to be diffracted to an angle offset from the input beam. The correcting grating is tipped relative to the dispersing grating to provide the offset angle. The correcting grating is further provided with a groove spacing which differs from the dispersing grating groove space by an amount effective to substantially remove angular dispersion in the output beam. A near-perfect grating rhomb has the capability for selective placement in a FEL to suppress sideband instabilities arising from the FEL.

  11. Fabrication of extremely smooth blazed diffraction gratings

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    Chang, Chih-Hao, 1980-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High efficiency diffraction gratings are important in a variety of applications, such as optical telecommunications, lithography, and spectroscopy. Special interest has been placed on blazed diffraction gratings for their ...

  12. Compact Imaging Spectrometer Utilizing Immersed Gratings

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    Chrisp, Michael P. (Danville, CA); Lerner, Scott A. (Corvallis, OR); Kuzmenko, Paul J. (Livermore, CA); Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

    2006-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact imaging spectrometer with an immersive diffraction grating that compensates optical distortions. The imaging spectrometer comprises an entrance slit for transmitting light, a system for receiving the light and directing the light, an immersion grating, and a detector array. The entrance slit, the system for receiving the light, the immersion grating, and the detector array are positioned wherein the entrance slit transmits light to the system for receiving the light and the system for receiving the light directs the light to the immersion grating and the immersion grating receives the light and directs the light through an optical element to the detector array.

  13. The grating as an accelerating structure

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    Fernow, R.C.

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report considers the use of a diffraction grating as an accelerating structure for charged particle beams. We examine the functional dependence of the electromagnetic fields above the surface of a grating. Calculations are made of the strength of the accelerating modes for structures with {pi} and 2{pi} phase advance per period and for incident waves polarized with either the E or H vector along the grooves of the grating. We consider examples of using gratings in a laser linac and in a grating lens. We also briefly examine previous results published about this subject. 36 refs.

  14. High Efficiency Germanium Immersion Gratings

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    Kuzmenko, P J; Davis, P J; Little, S L; Little, L M; Bixler, J V

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have fabricated several germanium immersion gratings by single crystal, single point diamond flycutting on an ultra-precision lathe. Use of a dead sharp tool produces groove corners less than 0.1 micron in radius and consequently high diffraction efficiency. We measured first order efficiencies in immersion of over 80% at 10.6 micron wavelength. Wavefront error was low averaging 0.06 wave rms (at 633 nm) across the full aperture. The grating spectral response was free of ghosts down to our detection limit of 1 part in 10{sup 4}. Scatter should be low based upon the surface roughness. Measurement of the spectral line profile of a CO{sub 2} laser sets an upper bound on total integrated scatter of 0.5%.

  15. A New Multilayer-Based Grating for Hard X-ray Grating Interferometry...

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    built utilizing the new micro-multilayer grating provides a projection view of the blood vessels. A new kind of x-ray multilayer grating that could open a pathway for...

  16. Diffraction gratings used as identifying markers

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    Deason, V.A.; Ward, M.B.

    1991-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A finely detailed diffraction grating is applied to an object as an identifier or tag which is unambiguous, difficult to duplicate, or remove and transfer to another item, and can be read and compared with prior readings with relative ease. The exact pattern of the diffraction grating is mapped by diffraction moire techniques and recorded for comparison with future readings of the same grating. 7 figures.

  17. ALS Scientists Patent Technique To Dramatically Advance Grating...

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    of the new gratings he's developed. Dmitriy Voronov, an ESG scientist involved in the development of the new grating technique, created the patentable, atomically perfect...

  18. Fiber optic diffraction grating maker

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    Deason, Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ward, Michael B. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact and portable diffraction grating maker comprised of a laser beam, optical and fiber optics devices coupling the beam to one or more evanescent beam splitters, and collimating lenses or mirrors directing the split beam at an appropriate photosensitive material. The collimating optics, the output ends of the fiber optic coupler and the photosensitive plate holder are all mounted on an articulated framework so that the angle of intersection of the beams can be altered at will without disturbing the spatial filter, collimation or beam quality, and assuring that the beams will always intersect at the position of the plate.

  19. Fiber optic diffraction grating maker

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    Deason, V.A.; Ward, M.B.

    1991-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact and portable diffraction grating maker is comprised of a laser beam, optical and fiber optics devices coupling the beam to one or more evanescent beam splitters, and collimating lenses or mirrors directing the split beam at an appropriate photosensitive material. The collimating optics, the output ends of the fiber optic coupler and the photosensitive plate holder are all mounted on an articulated framework so that the angle of intersection of the beams can be altered at will without disturbing the spatial filter, collimation or beam quality, and assuring that the beams will always intersect at the position of the plate. 4 figures.

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  1. Compact imaging spectrometer utilizing immersed gratings

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    Chrisp, Michael P. (Danville, CA); Lerner, Scott A. (Corvallis, OR); Kuzmenko, Paul J. (Livermore, CA); Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA)

    2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact imaging spectrometer with an immersive diffraction grating that compensates optical distortions. The imaging spectrometer comprises an entrance slit for transmitting light, means for receiving the light and directing the light, an immersion grating, and a detector array. The entrance slit, the means for receiving the light, the immersion grating, and the detector array are positioned wherein the entrance slit transmits light to the means for receiving the light and the means for receiving the light directs the light to the immersion grating and the immersion grating receives the light and directs the light to the means for receiving the light, and the means for receiving the light directs the light to the detector array.

  2. Grating enhanced solid-state laser amplifiers

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    Erlandson, Alvin C. (Livermore, CA); Britten, Jerald A. (Clayton, CA)

    2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A novel method and apparatus for suppressing ASE and parasitic oscillation modes in a high average power laser is introduced. Such an invention, as disclosed herein, uses diffraction gratings to increase gain, stored energy density, and pumping efficiency of solid-state laser gain media, such as, but not limited to rods, disks and slabs. By coupling predetermined gratings to solid-state gain media, such as crystal or ceramic laser gain media, ASE and parasitic oscillation modes can be effectively suppressed.

  3. Fabrication and characterization of the source grating for visibility improvement of neutron phase imaging with gratings

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    Kim, Jongyul [Neutron Science Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Kye Hong; Lim, Chang Hwy; Kim, Taejoo [Neutron Science Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of); Ahn, Chi Won [Nano Fusion Technology Division, National Nanofab Center, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Gyuseong [Nuclear and Quantum Engineering Department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Seung Wook [School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, Pusan 609-735 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The fabrication of gratings including metal deposition processes for highly neutron absorbing lines is a critical issue to achieve a good visibility of the grating-based phase imaging system. The source grating for a neutron Talbot-Lau interferometer is an array of Gadolinium (Gd) structures that are generally made by sputtering, photo-lithography, and chemical wet etching. However, it is very challenging to fabricate a Gd structure with sufficient neutron attenuation of approximately more than 20 {mu}m using a conventional metal deposition method because of the slow Gd deposition rate, film stress, high material cost, and so on. In this article, we fabricated the source gratings for neutron Talbot-Lau interferometers by filling the silicon structure with Gadox particles. The new fabrication method allowed us a very stable and efficient way to achieve a much higher Gadox filled structure than a Gd film structure, and is even more suitable for thermal polychromatic neutrons, which are more difficult to stop than cold neutrons. The newly fabricated source gratings were tested at the polychromatic thermal neutron grating interferometer system of HANARO at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, and the visibilities and images from the neutron phase imaging system with the new source gratings were compared with those fabricated by a Gd deposition method.

  4. Ultra-high density diffraction grating

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    Padmore, Howard A.; Voronov, Dmytro L.; Cambie, Rossana; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Gullikson, Eric M.

    2012-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A diffraction grating structure having ultra-high density of grooves comprises an echellette substrate having periodically repeating recessed features, and a multi-layer stack of materials disposed on the echellette substrate. The surface of the diffraction grating is planarized, such that layers of the multi-layer stack form a plurality of lines disposed on the planarized surface of the structure in a periodical fashion, wherein lines having a first property alternate with lines having a dissimilar property on the surface of the substrate. For example, in one embodiment, lines comprising high-Z and low-Z materials alternate on the planarized surface providing a structure that is suitable as a diffraction grating for EUV and soft X-rays. In some embodiments, line density of between about 10,000 lines/mm to about 100,000 lines/mm is provided.

  5. ON THE GAGE FACTOR FOR OPTICAL FIBER GRATING STRAIN GAGES

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    ON THE GAGE FACTOR FOR OPTICAL FIBER GRATING STRAIN GAGES Richard J. Black1 , David Zare1 , Levy Oblea1 , Yong-Lae Park1 , Behzad Moslehi1 , and Craig Neslen2 1 Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems of grating and fiber types. KEY WORDS: Fiber-Optic Gratings, Fiber-Optic Sensors, Strain Gage Factor 1

  6. Fluidized bed boiler having a segmented grate

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    Waryasz, Richard E. (Longmeadow, MA)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluidized bed furnace (10) is provided having a perforate grate (9) within a housing which supports a bed of particulate material including some combustibles. The grate is divided into a plurality of segments (E2-E6, SH1-SH5, RH1-RH5), with the airflow to each segment being independently controlled. Some of the segments have evaporating surface imbedded in the particulate material above them, while other segments are below superheater surface or reheater surface. Some of the segments (E1, E7) have no surface above them, and there are ignitor combustors (32, 34) directed to fire into the segments, for fast startup of the furnace without causing damage to any heating surface.

  7. Compact reflective imaging spectrometer utilizing immersed gratings

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    Chrisp, Michael P. (Danville, CA)

    2006-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact imaging spectrometer comprising an entrance slit for directing light, a first mirror that receives said light and reflects said light, an immersive diffraction grating that diffracts said light, a second mirror that focuses said light, and a detector array that receives said focused light. The compact imaging spectrometer can be utilized for remote sensing imaging spectrometers where size and weight are of primary importance.

  8. Image-line voltage controlled oscillators and grating antennas

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    Kirk, Alexander MacDonald

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    image-line grating antenna is proposed. Combining a Gunn Journal model is IEEE Transactions on microwave Theory and Techniques. diode source with a dielectric grating antenna gives a compact system with high directivity, While the dielectric grating...-wave applications, " IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. , vol, MTT-31, pp. 199-209, Feb. 1983, [3) R, E, Horn, H. Jacobs, E. Freibergs, and K. L. Klohn, "Electronic modulated beam-steerable silicon waveguide array antenna. " IEEE Trans. Mi crowave Theory Tech...

  9. Manipulation of plasma grating by impulsive molecular alignment

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    Lu, Peifen; Wu, Jian; Zeng, Heping [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (China)

    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrated that multiphoton-ionization-induced plasma grating in air could be precisely manipulated by impulsive molecular alignment. In the linear region, the impulsively aligned molecules modulated the diffraction efficiency of the plasma grating for a time-delayed femtosecond laser pulse. In the nonlinear region, the third harmonic generation from the plasma grating was either enhanced or suppressed by following the alignment of the molecules.

  10. MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSORS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING APPLICATIONS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSORS FOR STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING APPLICATIONS optical fiber Bragg grating (MOFBG) sensors for structural health monitoring applications. We then focus, optical fiber sensor, fiber Bragg grating, structural health monitoring INTRODUCTION Microstructured

  11. Fabrication of critical-angle transmission gratings for high efficiency x-ray spectroscopy

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    Ahn, Minseung

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diffraction gratings are fundamental optical elements that separate incident light into its constituent wavelength components. This dispersive feature of diffraction gratings has been broadly utilized in many applications ...

  12. Energy resolved X-ray grating interferometry

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    Thuering, T.; Stampanoni, M. [Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI (Switzerland) [Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Switzerland); Barber, W. C.; Iwanczyk, J. S. [DxRay, Inc., Northridge, California 91324 (United States)] [DxRay, Inc., Northridge, California 91324 (United States); Seo, Y.; Alhassen, F. [UCSF Physics Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States)] [UCSF Physics Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 (United States)

    2013-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Although compatible with polychromatic radiation, the sensitivity in X-ray phase contrast imaging with a grating interferometer is strongly dependent on the X-ray spectrum. We used an energy resolving detector to quantitatively investigate the dependency of the noise from the spectral bandwidth and to consequently optimize the system-by selecting the best energy band matching the experimental conditions-with respect to sensitivity maximization and, eventually, dose. Further, since theoretical calculations of the spectrum are usually limited due to non-ideal conditions, an energy resolving detector accurately quantifies the spectral changes induced by the interferometer including flux reduction and beam hardening.

  13. Nanoparticle-Enhanced Diffraction Gratings for Ultrasensitive Surface Plasmon Biosensing

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    Nanoparticle-Enhanced Diffraction Gratings for Ultrasensitive Surface Plasmon Biosensing Alastair W in a surface plasmon resonance geometry is observed due to the optical coupling of the planar surface plasmons in the grating to the localized surface plasmons in the gold nanoparticles. As a first example

  14. Distributed Bragg grating integrated-optical filters: Synthesis and fabrication

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    Murphy, Thomas E.

    to define rib waveguides and grating patterns that have multiple quarter-wave shifts along the grating be increased by reducing the interchannel spacing. As the channel spacing is reduced, however, the bandwidth of the optical filters that are used to separate the channels must be commensurately reduced. One way

  15. Near-field imaging of perfectly conducting grating surfaces

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    2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 29, 2013 ... reflective interfaces, beam splitters, and sensors. De- pending on the ... capture fine structures of grating profiles with multi- ..... grating profile func- tion g only contains a couple of low Fourier modes. ... We considered two exam- ples, one of ... tions should be considered, and will report the results elsewhere.

  16. Increase of the grating coupler bandwidth with a graphene overlay

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    Cheng, Zhenzhou; Li, Zhen; Xu, Ke; Tsang, Hon Ki, E-mail: hktsang@ee.cuhk.edu.hk [Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin (Hong Kong)

    2014-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present theoretical and experimental results that demonstrate an increase in the grating bandwidth by placing a graphene on the chip. A focusing subwavelength grating with coupling efficiency of ?4.3?dB and 1?dB bandwidth of ?60?nm was demonstrated. After a graphene sheet was transferred onto the chip, the maximum 1?dB bandwidth was increased to ?72?nm. Experimental results are consistent with the calculated graphene induced waveguide refractive index and dispersion changes, and the bandwidth improvement may be attributed to the reduction of grating dispersion. This study may be of interest for graphene-on-silicon photonic integrated circuit applications.

  17. Weak topological insulators in PbTe/SnTe superlattices

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    Yang, Gang

    It is desirable to realize topological phases in artificial structures by engineering electronic band structures. In this paper we investigate (PbTe)[subscript m](SnTe)[subscript 2n?m] superlattices along the [001] direction ...

  18. Grate assembly for fixed-bed coal gasifier

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    Notestein, John E. (Morgantown, WV)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A grate assembly for a coal gasifier of a moving-bed or fixed-bed type is provided for crushing agglomerates of solid material such as clinkers, tailoring the radial distribution of reactant gases entering the gasification reaction zone, and control of the radial distribution of downwardly moving solid velocities in the gasification and combustion zone. The clinker crushing is provided by pinching clinkers between vertically oriented stationary bars and angled bars supported on the upper surface of a rotating conical grate. The distribution of the reactant gases is provided by the selective positioning of horizontally oriented passageways extending through the grate. The radial distribution of the solids is provided by mounting a vertically and generally radially extending scoop mechanism on the upper surface of the grate near the apex thereof.

  19. Performance of volume phase gratings manufactured using ultrafast laser inscription

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    Lee, David; Cunningham, Colin R

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultrafast laser inscription (ULI) is a rapidly maturing technique which uses focused ultrashort laser pulses to locally modify the refractive index of dielectric materials in three-dimensions (3D). Recently, ULI has been applied to the fabrication of astrophotonic devices such as integrated beam combiners, 3D integrated waveguide fan-outs and multimode-to-single mode convertors (photonic lanterns). Here, we outline our work on applying ULI to the fabrication of volume phase gratings (VPGs) in fused silica and gallium lanthanum sulphide (GLS) glasses. The VPGs we fabricated had a spatial frequency of 333 lines/mm. The optimum fused silica grating was found to exhibit a first order diffraction efficiency of 40 % at 633 nm, but exhibited approximately 40 % integrated scattered light. The optimum GLS grating was found to exhibit a first order diffraction efficiency of 71 % at 633 nm and less than 5 % integrated scattered light. Importantly for future astronomy applications, both gratings survived cooling to 20 K....

  20. Near-field imaging of perfectly conducting grating surfaces

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    2013-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    and sensors. Depending on the ... method in order to capture fine structures of grating profiles with multiple ..... For the stability test, some relative random ... g only contains a couple of low Fourier modes. .... will report the results elsewhere.

  1. A 6-beam combiner using superimposed volume index holographic gratings

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    Yum, HoNam

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, a 6-beam combiner using multiplexed holograms in dye-doped polymer is investigated. It is realized by recording six superimposed holographic gratings, which show uniform diffraction efficiency. The coupled wave theory for N...

  2. Low efficiency gratings for 3rd harmonic diagnostics applications

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    Britten, J.A.; Boyd, R.D.; Perry, M.D.; Shore, B.W.; Thomas, I.M.

    1995-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The baseline design of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) calls for sampling gratings to provide third-harmonic energy diagnostics in the highly constrained area of the target chamber. These 40 {times} 4O cm transmission gratings are to diffract at (order +1) nominally 0.3% of the incident 351 run light at a small angle on to a focusing mirror and into a calorimeter. The design calls for a plane grating of 500 lines/mm, and approximately 30 run deep, etched into a fused silica focusing lens and subsequently overcoated with a solgel anti reflective coating. Gratings of similar aperture and feature size have been produced for other applications by ion etching processes, but, in an effort to reduce substantially the cost of such optics, we are studying the feasibility of making these gratings by wet chemical etching techniques. Experimentation with high-quality fused silica substrates on 5 and 15 cm. scale has led to a wet etching process which can meet the design goals and which offers no significant scaleup barriers to full sized optics. The grating is produced by holographic exposure and a series of processing steps using only a photoresist mask and a final hydrofluoric acid etch. Gratings on 15 cm diameter test substrates exhibit absolute diffraction efficiencies from 0.2--0.4% with a standard deviation of about 15% of the mean over the full aperture. The efficiency variation is due to variation in linewidth caused by spatial nonuniformities in exposure energy. Uniformity improvements can be realized by using a smaller, more uniform portion of the exposure beam and exposing for longer times. The laser damage threshold for these gratings has been measured at LLNL and found to be identical to that of the fused silica substrate.

  3. Image-line voltage controlled oscillators and grating antennas

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    Kirk, Alexander MacDonald

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    IMAGE-LINE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS AND GRATING ANTENNAS A Thesis by ALEXANDER MacDONALD KIRK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ABM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1991 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering IMAGE-LINE VOLTAGE CONTROLLED OSCILLATORS AND GRATING ANTENNAS A Thesis by ALEXANDER MacDONALD KIRK Approved as to style and content by: Kai Chang (Chair of Committee) Robert D. Nevels...

  4. Compact Refractive Imaging Spectrometer Designs Utilizing Immersed Gratings

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    Lerner, Scott A. (Livermore, CA); Bennett, Charles L. (Livermore, CA); Bixler, Jay V. (Oakland, CA); Kuzmenko, Paul J. (Livermore, CA); Lewis, Isabella T. (San Jose, CA)

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A compact imaging spectrometer comprising an entrance slit for directing light, a first means for receiving the light and focusing the light, an immersed diffraction grating that receives the light from the first means and defracts the light, a second means for receiving the light from the immersed diffraction grating and focusing the light, and an image plane that receives the light from the second means

  5. Performance of multilayer coated concave gratings in the extreme ultraviolet

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    Bixler, J.V.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Dietrich, D.D.

    1989-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in multilayer structures for the Extreme Ultraviolet now make it possible to construct diffraction gratings in the wavelength range below 250 /angstrom/ which can be used for precision measurements using normal incidence spectrometers. We report results from two such gratings, one conventionally ruled and other holographically ruled. Both are one meter radius, 1200 lines per millimeter gratings coated with a molybdenum-silicon multilayer for use in the 150 /angstrom/ wavelength region. A McPherson 225 one meter normal incidence spectrometer with a Garton flash tube source and a film detector was used to test the resolution. Semiquantitative efficiency measurements were made by comparing the spectra with that produced by an osmium coated gratings. Oxygen lines in the wavelength region of interest (characteristic of the source) are easily detected and well resolved with both multilayer coated gratings. The same lines are faint or undetected with the osmium coated grating. Quantitative efficiency measurement were performed using a Penning source and a photon counting detector. 9 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  6. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui School Descent Will Smart and Mengjie Zhang Technical Report CS-TR-04/11 August 2004 School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences Victoria University PO Box 600, Wellington New Zealand Tel: +64 4 463 5341 Fax: +64 4 463

  7. Performance of a variable line spaced master reflection grating for use in the reflection grating spectrometer on the X-ray Multimirror Mission

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    Bixler, J.V.; Hailey, C.J.; Mauche, C.W.; Teague, P.F.; Thoe, R.S. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Kahn, S.M.; Paerels, F.B.S. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Space Sciences Lab.)

    1991-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The X-ray Multimirror Mission will include a spectrometer consisting of two arrays of variable line spaced reflection gratings for use in the 350 eV to 2.5 keV energy range. Approximately 720 replica gratings will be needed for two flight grating arrays and one spare. We have begun evaluation of potential master gratings to be used in the replication process. We report both reflectivity and scattering X-ray measurements for three mechanically ruled prototype master gratings. 8 refs., 8 figs.

  8. Applications of laser-induced gratings to spectroscopy and dynamics

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    Rohlfing, E.A. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This program has traditionally emphasized two principal areas of research. The first is the spectroscopic characterization of large-amplitude motion on the ground-state potential surface of small, transient molecules. The second is the reactivity of carbonaceous clusters and its relevance to soot and fullerene formation in combustion. Motivated initially by the desire to find improved methods of obtaining stimulated emission pumping (SEP) spectra of transients, most of our recent work has centered on the use of laser-induced gratings or resonant four-wave mixing in free-jet expansions. These techniques show great promise for several chemical applications, including molecular spectroscopy and photodissociation dynamics. The author describes recent applications of two-color laser-induced grating spectroscopy (LIGS) to obtain background-free SEP spectra of transients and double resonance spectra of nonfluorescing species, and the use of photofragment transient gratings to probe photodissociation dynamics.

  9. Some effects of the transverse-stability requirement on the design of a grating linac

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    Kim, K.J.; Kroll, N.M.

    1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The transverse stability of the grating linac proposed by Palmer is analyzed. It is shown that an open structure such as a grating is always unstable transversely as long as it is uniform. The structure can be made stable by utilizing the strong focusing principle. This is achieved by periodically interrupting the grating shape. We analyze the strong focusing grating linac, and find that the stability requirement places a non-trivial constraint on the phase acceptance of the system.

  10. Water-cooled ion-milled diffraction gratings for the synchrotron radiation community

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    McKinney, W.R.; Shannon, C.L.; Shults, E.N.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Key technical and strategic choices are reviewed, leading to the fabrication method of ion-milled grating grooves for the monochromators at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), and for other synchrotrons. Several laboratories and their industrial partners have joined to manufacture gratings with essentially theoretical performance. Metrology -data and theoretical comparisons are given for square wave profile grating samples ion-milled into electroless nickel surfaces. The extensive capabilities of Hughes Aircraft in grating manufacture are reviewed.

  11. Recording polarization gratings with a standing spiral wave

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    Vernon, Jonathan P.; Tondiglia, Vincent P.; White, Timothy J.; Bunning, Timothy J. [Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, 3005 Hobson Way, Suite 1, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 (United States)] [Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, 3005 Hobson Way, Suite 1, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 (United States); Serak, Svetlana V.; Hakobyan, Rafik S.; Aleksanyan, Artur K.; Tabiryan, Nelson V., E-mail: nelson@beamco.com [BEAM Engineering for Advanced Measurements Company, 809 South Orlando Avenue, Suite I, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (United States)

    2013-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A scalable and robust methodology for writing cycloidal modulation patterns of optical axis orientation in photosensitive surface alignment layers is demonstrated. Counterpropagating circularly polarized beams, generated by reflection of the input beam from a cholesteric liquid crystal, direct local surface orientation in a photosensitive surface. Purposely introducing a slight angle between the input beam and the photosensitive surface normal introduces a grating period/orientation that is readily controlled and templated. The resulting cycloidal diffractive waveplates offer utility in technologies requiring diffraction over a broad range of angles/wavelengths. This simple methodology of forming polarization gratings offers advantages over conventional fabrication techniques.

  12. Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons using grating coupling Andre Edelmann, Stefan F. Helfert and Jurgen Jahns

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    Jahns, Jrgen

    Excitation of surface plasmon polaritons using grating coupling Andre Edelmann, Stefan F. Helfert and Jurgen Jahns The excitation of surface plasmon polaritions (SSPs) on planar metallic layers can be reali- zed using grating structures [1]. Plasmonic grating couplers are demonstrated e.g. in [2

  13. Follow-up Report on Possible Contamination of the COS Grating Test Facility from Klinger Stages

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Follow-up Report on Possible Contamination of the COS Grating Test Facility from Klinger Stages Contamination of the Approved: COS Grating Test Facility from Klinger Stages Size Code Indent No. Document No Astronomy Initial Release Follow-up Report on Possible Contamination of the COS Grating Test Facility from

  14. Spontaneous Spatial Alignment of Polymer Cylindrical Nanodomains on Silicon Nitride Gratings

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    Sibener, Steven

    a simple method to align lying-down cylindrical domains of PS-b-PMMA in the trough regions of 555 nm deepSpontaneous Spatial Alignment of Polymer Cylindrical Nanodomains on Silicon Nitride Gratings Deepak to the orientation of the grating lines and essentially spans the width of the grating trough. The proposed mechanism

  15. Characterization of Electrodeposited Gold and Palladium Nanowire Gratings with Optical

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    of a photo- resist pattern on a planar substrate. With the use of a simple transmission grating geometry, up of the bulk material.1-3 For example, when used as a sensor material, the high surface-to-volume ratio

  16. Inverse diffraction grating of Maxwell's equations in biperiodic ...

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    2014-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    K. Ito and F. Reitich, A high-order perturbation approach to profile .... as corrective lenses, anti-reflective interfaces, beam splitters, and sensors. .... To reduced the diffraction grating problem from an unbounded domain ?S ...... To test the stability of the method, some relative random noise is added to the ... Table 2 reports.

  17. ADHESIVE DISBOND MONITORING WITH MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSORS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ADHESIVE DISBOND MONITORING WITH MICROSTRUCTURED OPTICAL FIBER BRAGG GRATING SENSORS Sanne a sensing system that is based on a combination of 3 optical fiber sensors which are non optical fiber and feature an enhanced response to shear stress. The change in response of the sensors

  18. Development, fabrication, and metrology of the electro-optical breadboard model for the reflection grating array of the XMM grating spectrometer

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    Decker, T.A.; Montesanti, R.C.; Bixler, J.V.; Hailey, C.J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Kahn, S.M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)]|[California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A prototype array consisting of eight diffraction gratings has been fabricated for the XMM Reflection Grating Spectrometer. A component of the full spectrometer is an array of approximately 200 diffraction gratings. The diffraction gratings were produced using lightweight silicon carbide substrates and a replication technique. The prototype array was developed and assembled using the same tolerances as the flight arrays which have typical tolerances of 3 {mu}m in translation and sub-arc seconds in rotation. The metrology applied during inspection and assembly included precision linear measurements, full aperture figure measurements, and angular interferometry.

  19. Annular gap solitons in Kerr media with circular gratings

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    Scheuer, Jacob [School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Malomed, Boris [School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)

    2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce standing-light patterns trapped in a Bragg grating written along the radial direction in a self-focusing (SF) or self-defocusing (SDF) optical medium. Unlike previously studied axisymmetric settings that deal with the axial propagation, we consider the propagation of light in the radial directions (outward and inward), which may give rise to annular gap solitons (AGSs), supported by the circular grating. An estimate for the threshold of the modulational instability of the AGS against azimuthal perturbations in the SF medium is obtained analytically, and verified by direct simulations. In the SDF model, stable annular and dipole solitons are found in a numerical form, while multipole patterns and vortex rings are unstable. Similar solitons are possible in the Bose-Einstein condensate.

  20. Phase-shifting point diffraction interferometer grating designs

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    Naulleau, Patrick (Oakland, CA); Goldberg, Kenneth Alan (Berkeley, CA); Tejnil, Edita (San Carlos, CA)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a phase-shifting point diffraction interferometer, by sending the zeroth-order diffraction to the reference pinhole of the mask and the first-order diffraction to the test beam window of the mask, the test and reference beam intensities can be balanced and the fringe contrast improved. Additionally, using a duty cycle of the diffraction grating other than 50%, the fringe contrast can also be improved.

  1. Echelle grating multi-order imaging spectrometer utilizing a catadioptric lens

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    Chrisp, Michael P; Bowers, Joel M

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A cryogenically cooled imaging spectrometer that includes a spectrometer housing having a first side and a second side opposite the first side. An entrance slit is on the first side of the spectrometer housing and directs light to a cross-disperser grating. An echelle immersions grating and a catadioptric lens are positioned in the housing to receive the light. A cryogenically cooled detector is located in the housing on the second side of the spectrometer housing. Light from the entrance slit is directed to the cross-disperser grating. The light is directed from the cross-disperser grating to the echelle immersions grating. The light is directed from the echelle immersions grating to the cryogenically cooled detector on the second side of the spectrometer housing.

  2. Development of Fiber Bragg Grating Strain, Thermal, and Magnetic Sensors for Smart Structure Applications

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    Emmons, Michael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Grating Sensors, Structural Health Monitoring, vol. 2, no.sensor arrays for structural health monitoring of filamentin the field of structural health monitoring by measuring

  3. Reflectivity of linear and nonlinear gamma radiated apodized chirped Bragg grating under ocean

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    Hamdalla, Taymour A. [Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria (Egypt); Faculty of Science, Tabuk University, Tabuk (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the effect Co{sup 60} gamma radiation is investigated on the effective refractive index of apodized chirped Bragg grating. Nine apodization profiles are considered. Comparison between the reflectivity of the gamma radiated and non radiated fiber Bragg grating has been carried out. The electric field of signals propagating through the apodized chirped fiber Bragg grating (ACFBG) is first calculated from which, new values for the refractive index are determined. The nonlinear effects appear on the ACFBG reflectivity. The effect of nonlinearity and undersea temperature and pressure on the grating is also studied.

  4. Acknowledgements We are grateful to E. DeGiorgi, H. Matano, L ...

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    Acknowledgements. We are grateful to E. DeGiorgi, H. Matano, L. Nirenberg and L. Peletier for very INTRODUCTION stimulating discussions. During the...

  5. Broadband extreme ultraviolet probing of transient gratings in vanadium dioxide

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    Sistrunk, Emily; Grilj, Jakob; Jeong, Jaewoo; Samant, Mahesh G.; Gray, Alexander X.; Drr, Hermann A.; Parkin, Stuart S. P.; Ghr, Markus

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Nonlinear spectroscopy in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and soft x-ray spectral range offers the opportunity for element selective probing of ultrafast dynamics using core-valence transitions (Mukamel et al., Acc. Chem. Res. 42, 553 (2009)). We demonstrate a step on this path showing core-valence sensitivity in transient grating spectroscopy with EUV probing. We study the optically induced insulator-to-metal transition (IMT) of a VO? film with EUV diffraction from the optically excited sample. The VO? exhibits a change in the 3p-3d resonance of V accompanied by an acoustic response. Due to the broadband probing we are able to separate the two features.

  6. Durable silver thin film coating for diffraction gratings

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    Wolfe, Jesse D. (Discovery Bay, CA); Britten, Jerald A. (Oakley, CA); Komashko, Aleksey M. (San Diego, CA)

    2006-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A durable silver film thin film coated non-planar optical element has been developed to replace Gold as a material for fabricating such devices. Such a coating and resultant optical element has an increased efficiency and is resistant to tarnishing, can be easily stripped and re-deposited without modifying underlying grating structure, improves the throughput and power loading of short pulse compressor designs for ultra-fast laser systems, and can be utilized in variety of optical and spectrophotometric systems, particularly high-end spectrometers that require maximized efficiency.

  7. Development of pulse laser processing for mounting fiber Bragg grating

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    Nishimura, Aikihko; Shimada, Yukihiro; Yonemoto, Yukihiro; Suzuki, Hirokazu; Ishibashi, Hisayoshi [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1-7 Umebidai Kidugawa Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Applied Laser Technology Institute, Tsuruga Head Office, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 65-20 Kizaki Tsuruga Fukui 914-8585 (Japan); Technical Research and Development Institute, Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd., 2-1 Tsukudo, Shinjuku Tokyo 162-8557 (Japan)

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Pulse laser processing has been developed for the application of industrial plants in monitoring and maintenance. Surface cleaning by nano-second laser ablation was demonstrated for decontamination of oxide layers of Cr contained steel. Direct writing by femtosecond processing induced a Bragg grating in optical fiber to make it a seismic sensor for structural health monitoring. Adhesive cement was used to fix the seismic sensor on the surface of reactor coolant pipe material. Pulse laser processing and its related technologies were presented to overcome the severe accidents of nuclear power plants.

  8. Integrated X-ray testing of the electro-optical breadboard model for the XMM reflection grating spectrometer

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    Bixler, J.V.; Craig, W.; Decker, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Aarts, H.; Boggende, T. den; Brinkman, A.C. [Space Research Organization Netherlands, Utrecht (Netherlands); Burkert, W.; Brauninger, H. [Max-Planck Institute fur Extraterrestische Physik, Testanlage (Germany); Branduardi-Raymont, G. [Univ. College London (United Kingdom); Dubbeldam, L. [Space Research Organization Netherlands, Leiden (Netherlands)] [and others

    1994-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray calibration of the Electro-Optical Breadboard Model (EOBB) of the XXM Reflection Grating Spectrometer has been carried out at the Panter test facility in Germany. The EOBB prototype optics consisted of a four-shell grazing incidence mirror module followed by an array of eight reflection gratings. The dispersed x-rays were detected by an array of three CCDs. Line profile and efficiency measurements where made at several energies, orders, and geometric configurations for individual gratings and for the grating array as a whole. The x-ray measurements verified that the grating mounting method would meet the stringent tolerances necessary for the flight instrument. Post EOBB metrology of the individual gratings and their mountings confirmed the precision of the grating boxes fabrication. Examination of the individual grating surface`s at micron resolution revealed the cause of anomalously wide line profiles to be scattering due to the crazing of the replica`s surface.

  9. Numerical study and optimization of a diffraction grating for surface plasmon excitation

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    Floreano, Dario

    Numerical study and optimization of a diffraction grating for surface plasmon excitation Gaetan L Laboratory EPFL-STI-NAM, Station 11, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland ABSTRACT The numerical study of plasmonic plasmon polariton wave on a gold-air interface by a diffraction grating. Our calculations are performed

  10. Increased surface plasmon resonance sensitivity with the use of double Fourier harmonic gratings

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Increased surface plasmon resonance sensitivity with the use of double Fourier harmonic gratings in the formalism of poles and zeros of the scattering matrix. Surface plasmon resonance is used to increase that a direct coupling between counter propagating surface plasmons using double-harmonic Fourier gratings leads

  11. Fiber Bragg grating inscription by high-intensity femtosecond UV laser light: comparison

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    Nikogosyan, David N.

    Fiber Bragg grating inscription by high-intensity femtosecond UV laser light: comparison with other 264-nm laser light and a phase mask technique, Bragg grating inscription in a range of different, that result in a significant photosensitivity enhancement of the in- vestigated fibers in comparison

  12. Luminance mechanisms mediate the motion of redgreen isoluminant gratings: the role of ``temporal chromatic aberration''

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    Mullen, Kathy T.

    Luminance mechanisms mediate the motion of redgreen isoluminant gratings: the role of ``temporal of variable luminance or chromatic noise. In the first experiment, we used dynamic luminance noise to show that direction thresholds for redgreen grating motion are masked by luminance noise over the entire temporal

  13. Slow light with flat or offset band edges in few-mode fiber with two gratings

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    , C. J. Handmer2, C. Martijn de Sterke2 and M. J. Steel3 1 ARC Center of Excellence for Ultrahigh waveguides with dual Bragg gratings," Electron. Lett. 38, 10491051 (2002). 10. T. Erdogan and J. E. Sipe, "Tilted fiber phase gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 296313 (1996). 11. S. K. Case, "Coupled-wave theory

  14. Embedded Fibre Bragg Grating Array Sensors in Aluminium Alloy Matrix by Ultrasonic Consolidation

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Embedded Fibre Bragg Grating Array Sensors in Aluminium Alloy Matrix by Ultrasonic Consolidation ABSTRCT Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) array sensors have been successfully embedded in aluminium alloy matrix report for the first time the embedding of FBG array sensors in aluminium alloy matrix composites by UC

  15. Application of Volume diffraction grating for TeraHertz lasing in Volume FEL (VFEL)

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    V. G. Baryshevsky; K. G. Batrakov; V. I. Stolyarsky

    2002-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The generation of induced radiation in volume resonator formed by metal threads is considered. It is shown that using of such volume diffraction grating allows increasing of lasing efficiency in terahertz range. The requirements on beam and grating parameters are obtained.

  16. Characterization of multilayer coated concave diffraction gratings in the extreme ultraviolet

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    Bixler, J.; Barbee, T. Jr.; Dietrich, D.

    1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe here our work to date on characterizing two multilayer coated concave diffraction gratings, one conventionally ruled, the other holographically ruled. We have obtained photographic spectra with both gratings which indicate good resolution properties and promising efficiencies. 5 refs., 3 figs.

  17. COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping Container Handling Procedure Date: November 30, 1999

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping Container Handling Procedure Date: November 30, 1999 Document Number University of Colorado Campus Box 593 Boulder, Colorado 80309 #12;REVISIONS Letter ECO No. Description Check. Wilkinson 11-30-99 The Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy Reviewed: COS/HST FUV Grating Shipping

  18. Design and fabrication of highly efficient electrooptic modulators using bragg grating reflectors

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    Kim, Ryoung-Han

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Bragg grating reflectors etched in amorphous silicon overlay films have been integrated with Ti:LiNbO3 optical waveguides. With a 12.5 mm long grating segment and an etch depth of ~ 93 nm in a 105 nm-thick silicon film, a narrow (0.05 nm) spectral...

  19. Recombination Ghosts in Littrow Configuration: Implications for Spectrographs Using Volume Phase Holographic Gratings

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    Eric B. Burgh; Matthew A. Bershady; Kyle B. Westfall; Kenneth H. Nordsieck

    2007-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery of optical ghosts generated when using Volume Phase Holographic (VPH) gratings in spectrographs employing the Littrow configuration. The ghost is caused by light reflected off the detector surface, recollimated by the camera, recombined by, and reflected from, the grating and reimaged by the camera onto the detector. This recombination can occur in two different ways. We observe this ghost in two spectrographs being developed by the University of Wisconsin - Madison: the Robert Stobie Spectrograph for the Southern African Large Telescope and the Bench Spectrograph for the WIYN 3.5m telescope. The typical ratio of the brightness of the ghost relative to the integrated flux of the spectrum is of order 10^-4, implying a recombination efficiency of the VPH gratings of order 10^-3 or higher, consistent with the output of rigorous coupled wave analysis. Any spectrograph employing VPH gratings, including grisms, in Littrow configuration will suffer from this ghost, though the general effect is not intrinsic to VPH gratings themselves and has been observed in systems with conventional gratings in non-Littrow configurations. We explain the geometric configurations that can result in the ghost as well as a more general prescription for predicting its position and brightness on the detector. We make recommendations for mitigating the ghost effects for spectrographs and gratings currently built. We further suggest design modifications for future VPH gratings to eliminate the problem entirely, including tilted fringes and/or prismatic substrates. We discuss the resultant implications on the spectrograph performance metrics.

  20. First results from a next-generation off-plane X-ray diffraction grating

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    McEntaffer, Randall; Schultz, Ted; Gantner, Brennan; Tutt, James; Holland, Andrew; O'Dell, Stephen; Gaskin, Jessica; Kolodziejczak, Jeffrey; Zhang, William W; Chan, Kai-Wing; Biskach, Michael; McClelland, Ryan; Iazikov, Dmitri; Wang, Xinpeng; Koecher, Larry

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Future NASA X-ray spectroscopy missions will require high throughput, high resolution grating spectrometers. Off-plane reflection gratings are capable of meeting the performance requirements needed to realize the scientific goals of these missions. We have identified a novel grating fabrication method that utilizes common lithographic and microfabrication techniques to produce the high fidelity groove profile necessary to achieve this performance. Application of this process has produced an initial pre-master that exhibits a radial (variable line spacing along the groove dimension), high density (>6000 grooves/mm), laminar profile. This pre-master has been tested for diffraction efficiency at the BESSY II synchrotron light facility and diffracts up to 55% of incident light into usable spectral orders. Furthermore, tests of spectral resolving power show that these gratings are capable of obtaining resolutions well above 1300 ($\\lambda/\\Delta\\lambda$) with limitations due to the test apparatus, not the gratings...

  1. Transient grating spectroscopy of SF6 molecular vibrations

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    Ferr, Amlie; Burgy, Frdric; Dagan, Michal; Descamps, Dominique; Dudovich, Nirit; Petit, Stphane; Soifer, Hadas; Blanchet, Valrie; Mairesse, Yann

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Strong field transient grating spectroscopy has shown to be a very versatile tool in time-resolved molecular spectroscopy. Here we use this technique to investigate the high-order harmonic generation from SF6 molecules vibrationally excited by impulsive stimulated Raman scattering. Transient grating spectroscopy enables us to reveal clear modulations of the harmonic emission. This heterodyne detection shows that the harmonic emission generated between 14 to 26 eV is mainly sensitive to two among the three active Raman modes in SF6, i.e. the strongest and fully symmetric nu 1-A1g mode (774 cm-1, 43 fs) and the slowest mode nu5-T2g (524 cm-1, 63 fs). A time-frequency analysis of the harmonic emission reveals additional dynamics: the strength and central frequency of the nu 1 mode oscillate with a frequency of 52 cm-1 (640 fs). This could be a signature of the vibration of dimers in the generating medium. Harmonic 11 shows a remarkable behavior, oscillating in opposite phase, both on the fast (774 cm-1) and slow...

  2. High efficiency multilayer blazed gratings for EUV and soft X-rays: Recent developments

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    Voronov, Dmitriy; Ahn, Minseung; Anderson, Erik; Cambie, Rossana; Chang, Chih-Hao; Goray, Leonid; Gullikson, Eric; Heilmann, Ralf; Salmassi, Farhad; Schattenburg, Mark; Warwick, Tony; Yashchuk, Valeriy; Padmore, Howard

    2011-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Multilayer coated blazed gratings with high groove density are the best candidates for use in high resolution EUV and soft x-ray spectroscopy. Theoretical analysis shows that such a grating can be potentially optimized for high dispersion and spectral resolution in a desired high diffraction order without significant loss of diffraction efficiency. In order to realize this potential, the grating fabrication process should provide a perfect triangular groove profile and an extremely smooth surface of the blazed facets. Here we report on recent progress achieved at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) in fabrication of high quality multilayer coated blazed gratings. The blazed gratings were fabricated using scanning beam interference lithography followed by wet anisotropic etching of silicon. A 200 nm period grating coated with a Mo/Si multilayer composed with 30 bi-layers demonstrated an absolute efficiency of 37.6percent in the 3rd diffraction order at 13.6 nm wavelength. The groove profile of the grating was thoroughly characterized with atomic force microscopy before and after the multilayer deposition. The obtained metrology data were used for simulation of the grating efficiency with the vector electromagnetic PCGrate-6.1 code. The simulations showed that smoothing of the grating profile during the multilayer deposition is the main reason for efficiency losses compared to the theoretical maximum. Investigation of the grating with cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy revealed a complex evolution of the groove profile in the course of the multilayer deposition. Impact of the shadowing and smoothing processes on growth of the multilayer on the surface of the sawtooth substrate is discussed.

  3. Diamond-machined ZnSe immersion grating for NIR high-resolution spectroscopy

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    Ikeda, Y; Kobayashi, N; Kuzmenko, P J; Little, S L; Yasui, C; Kondo, S; Minami, A; Motohara, K

    2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    ZnSe immersion gratings (n {approx} 2.45) provide the possibility of high-resolution spectroscopy for the near-infrared (NIR) region. Since ZnSe has a lower internal attenuation than other NIR materials, it is most suitable for immersion grating, particularly in short NIR region (0.8-1.4 {micro}m). We are developing an extremely high-resolution spectrograph with {lambda}/{Delta}{lambda} = 100,000, WINERED, customized for the short NIR region, using ZnSe (or ZnS) immersion grating. However, it had been very difficult to make fine grooves on ZnSe substrate with a small pitch of less than 50 {micro}m because ZnSe is a soft/brittle material. We have overcome this problem and successfully machined sharp grooves with fine pitch on ZnSe substrates by nano precision fly-cutting technique at LLNL. The optical testing of the sample grating with HeNe laser shows an excellent performance: the relative efficiency more than 87.4 % at 0.633 {micro}m for a classical grating configuration. The diffraction efficiency when used as an immersion grating is estimated to be more than 65 % at 1 {micro}m. Following this progress, we are about to start machining a grating on a large ZnSe prism with an entrance aperture of 23mm x 50mm and the blaze angle of 70{sup o}.

  4. Performance Testing of a Novel Off-plane Reflection Grating and Silicon Pore Optic Spectrograph at PANTER

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    Marlowe, Hannah; Allured, Ryan; DeRoo, Casey; Miles, Drew M; Donovan, Benjamin D; Tutt, James H; Burwitz, Vadim; Menz, Benedikt; Hartner, Gisela D; Smith, Randall K; Gnther, Ramses; Yanson, Alex; Vacanti, Giuseppe; Ackermann, Marcelo

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An X-ray spectrograph consisting of radially ruled off-plane reflection gratings and silicon pore optics was tested at the Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics PANTER X-ray test facility. The silicon pore optic (SPO) stack used is a test module for the Arcus small explorer mission, which will also feature aligned off-plane reflection gratings. This test is the first time two off-plane gratings were actively aligned to each other and with a SPO to produce an overlapped spectrum. The gratings were aligned using an active alignment module which allows for the independent manipulation of subsequent gratings to a reference grating in three degrees of freedom using picomotor actuators which are controllable external to the test chamber. We report the line spread functions of the spectrograph and the actively aligned gratings, and plans for future development.

  5. Improvement of Laser Damage Resistance and Diffraction Efficiency of Multilayer Dielectric Diffraction Gratings by HF-Etchback Linewidth Tailoring

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    Nguyen, H T; Larson, C C; Britten, J A

    2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Multilayer dielectric (MLD) diffraction gratings for Petawatt-class laser systems possess unique laser damage characteristics. Details of the shape of the grating lines and the concentration of absorbing impurities on the surface of the grating structures both have strong effects on laser damage threshold. It is known that electric field enhancement in the solid material comprising the grating lines varies directly with the linewidth and inversely with the line height for equivalent diffraction efficiency. Here, they present an overview of laser damage characteristics of MLD gratings, and describe a process for post-processing ion-beam etched grating lines using very dilute buffered hydrofluoric acid solutions. This process acts simultaneously to reduce grating linewidth and remove surface contaminants, thereby improving laser damage thresholds through two pathways.

  6. Coherent radiation from neutral molecules moving above a grating

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    Alexey Belyanin; Federico Capasso; Vitaly Kocharovsky; Vladimir Kocharovsky

    2001-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We predict and study the quantum-electrodynamical effect of parametric self-induced excitation of a molecule moving above the dielectric or conducting medium with periodic grating. In this case the radiation reaction force modulates the molecular transition frequency which results in a parametric instability of dipole oscillations even from the level of quantum or thermal fluctuations. The present mechanism of instability of electrically neutral molecules is different from that of the well-known Smith-Purcell and transition radiation in which a moving charge and its oscillating image create an oscillating dipole. We show that parametrically excited molecular bunches can produce an easily detectable coherent radiation flux of up to a microwatt.

  7. Efficiency and stray light measurements and calculations of diffraction gratings for the Advanced Light Source

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    McKinney, W.R.; Mossessian, D. (Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)); Gullikson, E. (Materials Sciences Division, Center for X-ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)); Heimann, P. (Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water-cooled gratings manufactured for spherical grating monochromators of the Advanced Light Source beamlines 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 were measured with the laser plasma source and reflectometer in the Center for X-ray Optics at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The square-wave gratings are ion milled into the polished electroless nickel surface after patterning by holographic photolithography. Absolute efficiency data are compared with exact electromagnetic theory calculation. Interorder stray light and groove depths can be estimated from the measurements.

  8. Efficiency and stray light measurements and calculations of diffraction gratings for the ALS

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    McKinney, W.R.; Mossessian, D.; Gullikson, E.; Heimann, P.

    1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Water cooled gratings manufactured for spherical grating monochromators of the Advanced Light Source beamlines 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 were measured with the laser plasma source and reflectometer in the Center for X-ray Optics at LBL. The square-wave gratings are ion-milled into the polished electroless nickel surface after patterning by holographic photolithography. Absolute efficiency data are compared with exact electromagnetic theory calculation. Inter-order stray light and groove depths can be estimated from the measurements.

  9. Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste

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    Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate and electrolyzing the leachate to separate Cd from Te, wherein the Te is deposits onto a cathode while the Cd remains in solution.

  10. anagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land

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    Fried, Jeremy S.

    -have the potential 10 increase biomass supply. Unlike metals, concrete, and plastic, forest products store carbon sources. Expanding forest biomass use for biofuels and energy generation will competeanagin Forests because Carbon Matters: In grating Energy, Products, and Land Management Policy

  11. System and technique for characterizing fluids using ultrasonic diffraction grating spectroscopy

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    Greenwood, Margaret S. (Richland, WA)

    2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for determining property of multiphase fluids based on ultrasonic diffraction grating spectroscopy includes a diffraction grating on a solid in contact with the fluid. An interrogation device delivers ultrasound through the solid and a captures a reflection spectrum from the diffraction grating. The reflection spectrum exhibits peaks whose relative size depends on the properties of the various phases of the multiphase fluid. For example, for particles in a liquid, the peaks exhibit dependence on the particle size and the particle volume fraction. Where the exact relationship is know know a priori, data from different peaks of the same reflection spectrum or data from the peaks of different spectra obtained from different diffraction gratings can be used to resolve the size and volume fraction.

  12. Point source in a phononic grating: stop bands give rise to phonon-focusing caustics

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    Maznev, Alex

    We use locally-excited gigahertz surface phonon wavepackets in microscopic line structures of different pitches to reveal profound anisotropy in the radiation pattern of a point source in a grating. Time-domain data obtained ...

  13. Spatial Filter with Volume Gratings for High-peak-power Multistage Laser Amplifiers

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    Tan, Yi-zhou; Zheng, Guang-wei; Shen, Ben-jian; Pan, Heng-yue; Li, Liu

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The regular spatial filters comprised of lens and pinhole are essential component in high power laser systems, such as lasers for inertial confinement fusion, nonlinear optical technology and directed-energy weapon. On the other hand the pinhole is treated as a bottleneck of high power laser due to harmful plasma created by the focusing beam. In this paper we present a spatial filter based on angular selectivity of Bragg diffraction grating to avoid the harmful focusing effect in the traditional pinhole filter. A spatial filter consisted of volume phase gratings in two-pass amplifier cavity were reported. Two-dimensional filter was proposed by using single Pi-phase-shifted Bragg grating, numerical simulation results shown that its angular spectrum bandwidth can be less than 160urad. The angular selectivity of photo-thermo-refractive glass and RUGATE film filters, construction stability, thermal stability and the effects of misalignments of gratings on the diffraction efficiencies under high-pulse-energy laser...

  14. The Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating: Design, Fabrication, Ground Calibration and Five Years in Flight

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    Canizares, Claude R.

    Details of the design, fabrication, and ground and flight calibration of the High Energy Transmission Grating (HETG) on the Chandra X?Ray Observatory are presented after 5 years of flight experience. Specifics include the ...

  15. Design and fabrication of highly efficient electrooptic modulators using bragg grating reflectors

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    Kim, Ryoung-Han

    2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    -directional coupling that includes an attenuation coefficient. The Bragg grating spectral characteristics are exploited to fabricate distributed Bragg feedback modulators (DBFM) and Bragg reflector Fabry-Perot modulators (BFPM). The sharp cut-off in transmission...

  16. Recycling ZnTe, CdTe, and Other Compound Semiconductors by Ambipolar Electrolysis

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    Osswald, Sebastian

    The electrochemical behavior of ZnTe and CdTe compound semiconductors dissolved in molten ZnCl[subscript 2] and equimolar CdCl[subscript 2]KCl, respectively, was examined. In these melts dissolved Te is present as the ...

  17. Broadband tunability of gain-flattened quantum well semiconductor lasers with an external grating

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    Mittelstein, M.; Mehuys, D.; Yariv, A.; Ungar, J.E.; Sarfaty, R.

    1989-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum well lasers are shown to exhibit flattened broadband gain spectra at a particular pumping condition. The gain requirement for a grating-tuned external cavity configuration is examined and applied to a semiconductor quantum well laser with an optimized length of gain region. The predicted very broadband tunability of quantum well lasers is confirmed experimentally by grating-tuning of uncoated lasers over 85 nm, with single longitudinal mode output power exceeding 200 mW.

  18. Twenty-channel grating polychromator diagnostic system for electron cyclotron emission measurement in JT-60

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    Ishida, S.; Nagashima, A.; Sato, M.; Isei, N.; Matoba, T. (Naka Fusion Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka-gun, Naka-machi, Ibaraki-ken (Japan))

    1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A twenty-channel grating polychromator diagnostic system has been built to measure the temporal evolution of local electron temperatures in JT-60. A cross Czerny--Turner diffraction grating spectrometer is utilized for the measurement of second-harmonic electron cyclotron emission with extraordinary modes in the range 85--300 GHz, in which a grating plate grooved on both faces with different grating periods is applied effectively to yield a wide coverage for the toroidal fields. The grating angle is automatically set up by control of a stepping motor according to the relation of the grating equation. The diffracted light is detected by 20 indium-antimonide hot-electron bolometers cooled at 4.3 K in a modified Solvay cycle cryogenic refrigerator. A typical resolving power of the instrument was measured to be {lambda}/{Delta}{lambda}{approximately}130, providing a spatial resolution of 2.3 cm at the plasma center. The transmission line over {approximately}38 m long is composed of oversized {ital S}-band waveguides. The total transmissivity of this system is estimated to be {approximately}0.01.

  19. Experimental observation of acoustic sub-harmonic diffraction by a grating

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    Liu, Jingfei, E-mail: benjamin.jf.liu@gatech.edu; Declercq, Nico F., E-mail: declercqdepatin@gatech.edu [Laboratory for Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation LUNE, Georgia Tech Lorraine, Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI2958, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2, rue Marconi, Metz 57070 (France)

    2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A diffraction grating is a spatial filter causing sound waves or optical waves to reflect in directions determined by the frequency of the waves and the period of the grating. The classical grating equation is the governing principle that has successfully described the diffraction phenomena caused by gratings. However, in this work, we show experimental observation of the so-called sub-harmonic diffraction in acoustics that cannot be explained by the classical grating equation. Experiments indicate two physical phenomena causing the effect: internal scattering effects within the corrugation causing a phase shift and nonlinear acoustic effects generating new frequencies. This discovery expands our current understanding of the diffraction phenomenon, and it also makes it possible to better design spatial diffraction spectra, such as a rainbow effect in optics with a more complicated color spectrum than a traditional rainbow. The discovery reveals also a possibly new technique to study nonlinear acoustics by exploitation of the natural spatial filtering effect inherent to an acoustic diffraction grating.

  20. A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130

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    Bryant, Adam Douglas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Decay of Te by Adam Douglas Bryant A dissertation submitted2010 by Adam Douglas Bryant Te Abstract A Search forDecay of Te by Adam Douglas Bryant Doctor of Philosophy in

  1. Simple formula for the interspaces of periodic grating structures self-organized on metal surfaces by femtosecond laser ablation

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    Hashida, Masaki; Ikuta, Yoshinobu; Miyasaka, Yasuhiro; Tokita, Shigeki; Sakabe, Shuji [ARCBS, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)] [ARCBS, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-organized grating structures formed on Mo and Ti metal surfaces irradiated with femtosecond laser pulses at wavelengths of 800 and 400 nm are investigated by electron microscopy. We observe the formation of the self-organized grating structures on the metals irradiated with 400-nm laser pulses at low laser fluence in narrow fluence ranges. The interspaces of the grating structure depend on the wavelength and fluence of the laser. We find that the dependence of the grating interspaces on laser fluence can be explained by a simple formula for induction of a surface-plasma wave through the parametric decay of laser light.

  2. Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste

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    Goozner, R.E.; Long, M.O.; Drinkard, W.F. Jr.

    1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the metals in dilute nitric acid, leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate, adding a calcium containing base to the leachate to precipitate Cd and Te, separating the precipitated Cd and Te from the leachate, and recovering the calcium-containing base. 3 figs.

  3. Recycling of CdTe photovoltaic waste

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    Goozner, Robert E. (Charlotte, NC); Long, Mark O. (Charlotte, NC); Drinkard, Jr., William F. (Charlotte, NC)

    1999-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for extracting and reclaiming metals from scrap CdTe photovoltaic cells and manufacturing waste by leaching the metals in dilute nitric acid, leaching the waste with a leaching solution comprising nitric acid and water, skimming any plastic material from the top of the leaching solution, separating the glass substrate from the liquid leachate, adding a calcium containing base to the leachate to precipitate Cd and Te, separating the precipitated Cd and Te from the leachate, and recovering the calcium-containing base.

  4. Short pulse laser stretcher-compressor using a single common reflective grating

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    Erbert, Gaylen V.; Biswal, Subrat; Bartolick, Joseph M.; Stuart, Brent C.; Telford, Steve

    2004-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides an easily aligned, all-reflective, aberration-free pulse stretcher-compressor in a compact geometry. The stretcher-compressor device is a reflective multi-layer dielectric that can be utilized for high power chirped-pulse amplification material processing applications. A reflective grating element of the device is constructed: 1) to receive a beam for stretching of laser pulses in a beam stretcher beam path and 2) to also receive stretched amplified pulses to be compressed in a compressor beam path through the same (i.e., common) reflective multilayer dielectric diffraction grating. The stretched and compressed pulses are interleaved about the grating element to provide the desired number of passes in each respective beam path in order to achieve the desired results.

  5. Binary Pseudo-random Grating Standard for Calibration of Surface Profilometers

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    Yashchuk, Valeriy; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; McKinney, Wayne R.; Takacs, Peter Z.

    2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We suggest and describe the use of a binary pseudo-random (BPR) grating as a standard test surface for measurement of the modulation transfer function (MTF) of interferometric microscopes. Knowledge of the MTF of a microscope is absolutely necessary to convert the measured height distribution of a surface undergoing metrology into an accurate power spectral density (PSD) distribution. For an'ideal' microscope with an MTF function independent of spatial frequency out to the Nyquist frequency of the detector array with zero response at higher spatial frequencies, a BPR grating would produce a flat 1D PSD spectrum, independent of spatial frequency. For a'real' instrument, the MTF is found as the square root of the ratio of the PSD spectrum measured with the BPR grating to the'ideal,' spatial frequency independent, PSD spectrum. We present the results from a measurement of the MTF of MicromapTM-570 interferometric microscope demonstrating a high efficiency for the calibration method.

  6. Effective Absorption Enhancement in Small Molecule Organic Solar Cells by Employing Trapezoid Gratings

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    Chun-Ping, Xiang; Yu, Jin; Bin-Zong, Xu; Wei-Min, Wang; Xin, Wei; Guo-Feng, Song; Yun, Xu

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate the optical absorption has been enhanced in the small molecule organic solar cells by employing trapezoid grating structure. The enhanced absorption is mainly attributed to both waveguide modes and surface plasmon modes, which has been simulated by using finite-difference time-domain method. The simulated results show that the surface plasmon along the semitransparent metallic Ag anode is excited by introducing the periodical trapezoid gratings, which induce high intensity field increment in the donor layer. Meanwhile, the waveguide modes result a high intensity field in acceptor layer. The increment of field improves the absorption of organic solar cells, significantly, which has been demonstrated by simulating the electrical properties. The simulated results exhibiting 31 % increment of the short-circuit current has been achieved in the optimized device, which is supported by the experimental measurement. The power conversion efficiency of the grating sample obtained in experiment exhibits an...

  7. The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe

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    BERTEUSSEN, ACTING DIRECTOR THE PETROLEUM INSTITUTE Annual Report 2009 Health, Safety and EnvironmentThe PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report - 2009 online version #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009 #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2009

  8. IMPROVEMENT OF CdMnTe DETECTOR PERFORMANCE BY MnTe PURIFICATION

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    Kim, K.H.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; Camarda, G.S.; Tappero, R.; Hossain, A.; Cui, Y.; Yang, G.; Gul, R.; and James, R.B.

    2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Residual impurities in manganese (Mn) are a big obstacle to obtaining high-performance CdMnTe (CMT) X-ray and gamma-ray detectors. Generally, the zone-refining method is an effective way to improve the material's purity. In this work, we purified the MnTe compounds combining the zone-refining method with molten Te, which has a very high solubility for most impurities. We confirmed the improved purity of the material by glow-discharge mass spectrometry (GDMS). We also found that CMT crystals from a multiply-refined MnTe source, grown by the vertical Bridgman method, yielded better performing detectors.

  9. Phonon blocking by two dimensional electron gas in polar CdTe/PbTe heterojunctions

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    Zhang, Bingpo; Cai, Chunfeng; Zhu, He; Wu, Feifei; Ye, Zhenyu; Chen, Yongyue; Li, Ruifeng; Kong, Weiguang; Wu, Huizhen, E-mail: hzwu@zju.edu.cn [Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (China)

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Narrow-gap lead telluride crystal is an important thermoelectric and mid-infrared material in which phonon functionality is a critical issue to be explored. In this Letter, efficient phonon blockage by forming a polar CdTe/PbTe heterojunction is explicitly observed by Raman scattering. The unique phonon screening effect can be interpreted by recent discovery of high-density two dimensional electrons at the polar CdTe/PbTe(111) interface which paves a way for design and fabrication of thermoelectric devices.

  10. Plasmon Absorption in grating-coupled InP HEMT and Graphene sheet for tunable THz Detection

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    Peale, Robert E.

    Plasmon Absorption in grating-coupled InP HEMT and Graphene sheet for tunable THz Detection Nima Tunable resonant absorption by plasmons in the two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) of grating-gated In-portable or space-based spectral-sensing applications. Keywords: HEMT, Plasmon, terahertz, Graphene, 2DEG 1

  11. A planar lightwave circuit based micro interrogator and its applications to the interrogation of multiplexed optical fiber Bragg grating sensors

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    Yao, Jianping

    of multiplexed optical fiber Bragg grating sensors Gaozhi Xiao a,*, Nezih Mrad b , Honglei Guo c , Zhiyi Zhang Accepted 20 August 2008 Keywords: Micro interrogator Fiber Bragg grating sensors a b s t r a c t Optical have developed a micro optical sensor interrogator using a monolithically integrated planar lightwave

  12. Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Study of Biomass Combustion in a Thermal 108 MW Grate-Fired Boiler

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    Rosendahl, Lasse

    Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Study of Biomass Combustion in a Thermal 108 MW Grate used to fire biomass for heat and power production. However, grate-firing systems are often reported and modernized. This paper presents the efforts toward a reliable baseline computational fluid dynamics (CFD

  13. GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection

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    Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA); Burger, Arnold (Nashville, TN); Mandal, Krishna C. (Ashland, MA)

    2009-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    GaTe semiconductor is used as a room-temperature radiation detector. GaTe has useful properties for radiation detectors: ideal bandgap, favorable mobilities, low melting point (no evaporation), non-hygroscopic nature, and availability of high-purity starting materials. The detector can be used, e.g., for detection of illicit nuclear weapons and radiological dispersed devices at ports of entry, in cities, and off shore and for determination of medical isotopes present in a patient.

  14. Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de Fsica Te

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    Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de F??�sica Te ?? orica Jet production in charged current deep Ciencias F??�sicas'' by M ?? onica Luisa V ?? azquez Acosta Director : Juan Terr ?? on Cuadrado 16/12/2002 #12; #12; Facultad de Ciencias Departamento de F??�sica Te ?? orica Producci ?? on de chorros hadr ?? onicos en

  15. Design of a grating for studying Smith-Purcell radiation and electron acceleration

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    Fernow, R.C.

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe work on the design of a diffraction grating which we intend to use for studying the production of Smith-Purcell radiation and the acceleration of electrons. We have developed computer codes based on the solution of the appropriate Maxwell's equations. A specific grating profile is given which is feasible to construct and which supports enhanced surface accelerating modes. We examine the possibility of using the Smith-Purcell effect to make a beam position monitor. 13 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. The Politics of Parody: Rosa Montero's Te tratar como a una reina and Patrick Sskind's Perfume

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    Jurney, Florence Ramond

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Misreading: Rosa Montero's Te Anales de la Literaturarapport sur de Minuit, 1979. Montero, Rosa. Te tratar comovol. xxviii The Rosa Montero's Te tratar conto a Politics

  17. HgTe-low-field Strained HgTe: a textbook 3D topological insulator

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    HgTe-low-field Strained HgTe: a textbook 3D topological insulator Clement Bouvier, Tristan Meunier martyrs 38054 Grenoble Cedex 9, France (Dated: December 9, 2011) Topological insulators can be seen-conductors and topological- insulators, other contributions make transport data more difficult to unravel. This letter

  18. Surface plasmon polaritons locally excited on the ridges of metallic gratings

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Surface plasmon polaritons locally excited on the ridges of metallic gratings B. Wang*, and P the surface plasmon polaritons that are locally excited on the ridges (between the indentations) of metallic by an intuitive microscopic model that shines new light on the role of surface plasmons in the transmission

  19. All-optical switching with 1-ps response time in a DDMEBT enabled silicon grating

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    Chen, Ray

    -order nonlinear optical material DDMEBT was spun onto silicon chips for the first time, filling 80 nm lithographic devices; (130.3130) Integrated optics materials; (230.5750) Resonators; (050.2770) Gratings. References, "A High-Optical Quality Supramolecular Assembly for Third-Order Integrated Nonlinear Optics," Adv

  20. High-order harmonic transient grating spectroscopy of SF6 molecular vibrations Amelie Ferre1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    High-order harmonic transient grating spectroscopy of SF6 molecular vibrations Amelie Ferre1. Here we use this technique to investigate the high-order harmonic genera- tion from SF6 molecules emission generated between 14 to 26 eV is mainly sensitive to two among the three active Raman modes in SF6

  1. High-power laser beam control by PTR Bragg gratings Igor Ciapurin(1)

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    Glebov, Leon

    High-power laser beam control by PTR Bragg gratings Igor Ciapurin(1) , Vadim Smirnov(1,2) , George is a photo-thermo-refractive (PTR) glass, and used for high-power laser beam control. Exceptionally narrow. The computer controlled recording setup allowed controlling input angles with accuracy better then 0.25 mrad

  2. Enhanced efficiency of thin film solar cells using a shifted dual grating plasmonic structure

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    Levy, Uriel

    .5403) Plasmonics; (310.2790) Guided waves. References and links 1. O. Morton, "Solar energy: A new day dawning Society of America OCIS codes: (350.6050) Solar energy; (050.2770) Gratings; (310.0310) Thin films; (250? Silicon valley sunrise," Nature 443(7107), 1922 (2006). 2. M. A. Green and S. Pillai, "Harnessing

  3. Quenched by ice: Transient grating measurements of vibronic dynamics in bromine-doped ice

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    Apkarian, V. Ara

    Quenched by ice: Transient grating measurements of vibronic dynamics in bromine-doped ice I. U April 2006; published online 25 May 2006 In both water and in ice, the absorption spectra of bromine of the trapped molecule in its electronic B 3 0u state in ice. Independent of the initial excitation energy

  4. Plasmonic backcontact grating for P3HT:PCBM organic solar cells enabling strong optical

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    Demir, Hilmi Volkan

    . Lyubovskaya, G. Gobsch, N. S. Sariciftci, and V. F. Razumov, "Material solubility-photovoltaic performance; (050.2770) Gratings; (040.5350) Photovoltaic; (350.6050) Solar energy. References and links 1. P. A-enhanced charge carrier generation in organic photovoltaic films using silver nanoprisms," Nano Lett. 10(4), 1501

  5. Municipal Solid Waste as an Energy Source by Roller-Grate Incineration

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    Karnoski, P. J.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Grumman/VKW (Duesseldorf) Roller-Grate System was developed specifically to mass-burn municipal solid wastes achieving efficient combustion by a rolling and mixing action of the fuel bed, and independent control of primary air and roller speed...

  6. Liquid Resin Infusion process monitoring with superimposed Fibre Bragg Grating sensor

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    1 Liquid Resin Infusion process monitoring with superimposed Fibre Bragg Grating sensor Emmanuel Resin Infusion (LRI) , with the FBG/LPG sensor embedded in a composite part. Dielectric analysis the material and the structure. Among the various composite manufacturing processes, Liquid Resin Infusion (LRI

  7. Experimental observation of a traveling plasma grating formed by two crossing filaments in gases

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    Durand, Magali [Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA ParisTech-Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS, 91761 Palaiseau (France); ONERA, Chemin de la Huniere, 91761 Palaiseau (France); Liu Yi; Forestier, Benjamin; Houard, Aurelien; Mysyrowicz, Andre [Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA ParisTech-Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS, 91761 Palaiseau (France)

    2011-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The spatial motion and effective duration of a traveling plasma grating formed by two interfering femtosecond laser filaments in gases is characterized by its Doppler effect imparted on a probe pulse. The shift velocity determined experimentally agrees with the theoretical calculations.

  8. Dispersion characteristics of three-dimensional dielectric-loaded grating for terahertz Smith-Purcell radiation

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    Cao, Miaomiao, E-mail: mona486@yeah.net; Li, Ke, E-mail: like3714@163.com [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China) [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Liu, Wenxin, E-mail: lwenxin@mail.ie.ac.cn; Wang, Yong, E-mail: wangyong3845@sina.com [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a dielectric-loaded grating for Smith-Purcell device is proposed. The three-dimensional (3D) analytical theory for hot dispersion relation is obtained by using field matched method, which is solved by numerical simulations. The first and second order growth rates for the proposal model are analyzed, which is obtained by expanding hot dispersion equation at the operating point. The results show that the dispersion can be effectively weakened by introducing dielectric-loaded grating, in which the cutoff frequency is affected by the grating thickness. The dispersion curve becomes flatter and shifts towards lower frequency at the optimum grating parameters. The 3D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation is also performed and the results are in good agreement with theoretical calculations. Comparing the first order growth rate with the second one, it reveals that the discrepancy is small when electron beam parameters are selected with small values. Otherwise, the discrepancy is large and cannot be ignored. To accurately describe the process of beam-wave interaction, the second order growth rate is necessary to apply.

  9. Investigation of long-period fiber gratings induced by high-intensity femtosecond UV laser pulses

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    Nikogosyan, David N.

    efficiency with that for other existing meth- ods of recording. We studied the temperature sensing properties changes in the fiber core induced by thermal heating, were developed. They include the use of a CO2 laserInvestigation of long-period fiber gratings induced by high-intensity femtosecond UV laser pulses

  10. Design of a full silica pulse compression grating Nicolas Bonod,1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    is numerically studied for the compression of ultra-short pulses. The silica is therefore the only solid material are used in the compression of ultra-short pulses amplified by the so-called frequency drift method laser induced damage threshold. In comparison to gratings engraved on a dielectric stack (MLD

  11. Wire-grid diffraction gratings used as polarizing beam splitter for

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    Wire-grid diffraction gratings used as polarizing beam splitter for visible light and applied of wire grid polarizers as efficient polarizing beam splitters for visible light is studied. The large of wire-grid polarizers in liquid crystal on silicon display systems is considered. 2005 Optical Society

  12. Picosecond polarization-selective transient grating experiments in sodium-seeded flames

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    Fayer, Michael D.

    techniques such as coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) ,2V3laser induced fluorescence (LIF),4 the laser beams (CARS and FWM), of a different frequency than some or all of the laser beams (LIF, CARS) Electric field picture for one fringe of an intensity grating. The electric field amplitude varies

  13. Tiled-Grating Compressor with Uncompensated Dispersion for Near-Field-Intensity Smoothing

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    Huang, H.; Kessler, T.J.

    2007-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A tiled-grating compressor, in which the spatial dispersion is not completely compensated, reduces the near-field-intensity modulation caused by tiling gaps and provides near-field spatial filtering of the input laser beam, thus reducing the laser damage to the final optics.

  14. Design and analysis of the reflection grating arrays for the X-Ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM)

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    Atkinson, D.P.; Bixler, J.V.; Geraghty, P.; Hailey, C.J.; Klingmann, J.; Montesanti, R.C. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Kahn, S.M.; Paerels, F.B.S. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (USA))

    1990-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Reflection Grating Spectrometer Experiment (RGS), which has been selected for flight on the European Space Agency's X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM), includes two arrays of reflection gratings that are placed in the X-ray optical path behind two separate grazing incidence X-ray telescopes. Each of the gratings arrays picks off roughly half the X-ray light emanating from its telescope and diffracts it to a dedicated strip of charge-coupled device (CCD) detectors offset from the telescope focal plane. The arrays contain 224 100 mm X 200 mm gratings, each mounted at a graze angle of 1.58{degree} to the incident beam. The gratings are produced by epoxy replication of a common master onto very thin substrates. Both the gratings and the detector are mounted on a Rowland circle which also includes the telescope focus. In this paper, we review the current state of both the engineering and the optical designs for the grating arrays. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  15. Effect of plasmonic losses on light emission enhancement in quantum-wells coupled to metallic gratings

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    Sadi, Toufik; Oksanen, Jani; Tulkki, Jukka [Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Sciences, Aalto University, P.O. Box 12200, FI-00076 Aalto (Finland)

    2013-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent experimental work has shown significant luminescence enhancement from near-surface quantum-well (QW) structures using metallic grating to convert surface plasmon (SP) modes into radiative modes. This work introduces a detailed theoretical study of plasmonic losses and the role of SPs in improving light extraction from grated light-emitting QW structures, using the fluctuational electrodynamics method. The method explains experimental results demonstrating emission enhancement, light scattering, and plasmonic coupling in the structures. We study these effects in angle-resolved reflectometry and luminescence setups in InGaN QW structures with silver grating. In contrast to experiments, our model allows direct calculation of the optical losses. The model predicts that the plasmonic coupling and scattering increases light emission by a factor of up to three compared to a flat semiconductor structure. This corresponds to reducing the absorption losses from approximately 93% in the ungrated metallic structure to 75% in the grated structure. Lower losses are associated with a significant emission enhancement enabled by the SPs of silver/GaN interfaces, which are present in the blue/green wavelength range, and can be optimized by carefully nanostructuring the metal layer and by the positioning of the QW. In general, the enhancement results from the interplay of mode scattering, conversion of SP energy directly into light, and losses in the metallic grating. The reported losses are very high when compared to the losses present in modern light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Albeit, our work provides tools needed for further optimization of plasmonic light extraction, eventually leading to highly efficient LEDs.

  16. A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130

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    Bryant, Adam Douglas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te by AdamA Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of CopyrightA Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te by Adam

  17. Transverse Feedback in a 100 TeV Storage Ring

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    Lambertson, G.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Proceedings Transverse Feedback in a 100 TeV Storage Ring G.DE93 001571 TRANSVERSE FEEDBACK IN A 100 TeV STORAGE RING*IS UNLIMITED r-t_9. TRANSVERSE FEEDBACK IN A 100 TeV STORAGE

  18. A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130

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    Bryant, Adam Douglas

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    coupled-cluster method (CCM), Miller-Spencer Jastrow, and2 M 0? g A (R)QRPA [93] CCM SRC QRPA [94] Jastrow QRPA [94]Te Ge Te Ge Te (a) RQRPA [93] CCM CD-Bonn (b) RQRPA [93] CCM

  19. A novel millimeter-wave beam-steering technique using a dielectric-image-line-fed grating film

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    Rodenbeck, Christopher Timothy

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis introduces a novel, broadband, low-cost technique for beam steering at millimeter-wave frequencies using a moveable grating film fed by dielectric image line. An excellent radiation pattern is maintained over wide scan angles across...

  20. Fabrication of high-throughput critical-angle X-ray transmission gratings for wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy

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    Bruccoleri, Alexander Robert

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of the critical-angle transmission (CAT) grating seeks both an order of magnitude improvement in the effective area, and a factor of three increase in the resolving power of future space-based, soft x-ray ...

  1. Design and analysis of a scanning beam interference lithography system for patterning gratings with nanometer-level distortions

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    Konkola, Paul Thomas, 1973-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the design and analysis of a system for patterning large-area gratings with nanometer level phase distortions. The novel patterning method, termed scanning beam interference lithography (SBIL), uses ...

  2. The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2008 -2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe

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    The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2008 - 2009 The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report - Academic Year 2008 - 2009 online version #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2008 - 2009 #12;The PeTroleum InsTITuTe Annual report 2008 - 2009 ConTenTs 1. InTroduCTIon offICe of The PresIdenT 4 2. ACAdemIC de

  3. Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells A a b s t r a c ta r t i c l e i n f o Available online xxxx Keywords: Solar cells CdCl2 CdTe Thin absorbers Due to its high scalability and low production cost, CdTe solar cells have shown a very strong

  4. Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells and durabilityand durability

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    Rollins, Andrew M.

    Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells Semitransparent ultrathin CdTe solar cells lines Thinfilm CIGS--not available in transparent form Dye sensitized solar thin films Dye.E. McCandless, W.A. Buchanan. "High throughput processing of CdTe/CdS solar cells with thin absorber

  5. Polarization-resolved sensing with tilted fiber Bragg gratings: theory and limits of detection

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    Bialiayeu, Aliaksandr; Albert, Jacques

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polarization based sensing with tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) sensors is analysed theoretically by two alternative approaches. The first method is based on tracking the grating transmission for two orthogonal states of linear polarized light that are extracted from the measured Jones matrix or Stokes vectors of the TFBG transmission spectra. The second method is based on the measurements along the system principle axes and polarization dependent loss (PDL) parameter, also calculated from measured data. It is shown that the frequent crossing of the Jones matrix eigenvalues as a function of wavelength leads to a non-physical interchange of the calculated principal axes; a method to remove this unwanted mathematical artefact and to restore the order of the system eigenvalues and the corresponding principal axes is provided. A comparison of the two approaches reveals that the PDL method provides a smaller standard deviation and therefore lower limit of detection in refractometric sensing. Furthermore, the pol...

  6. Three-dimensional theory of Smith-Purcell free-electron laser with dielectric loaded grating

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    Cao, Miaomiao, E-mail: mona486@yeah.net; Li, Ke, E-mail: like3714@163.com [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, School of Electronic Science and Technology, Beijing 100049 (China); Liu, Wenxin, E-mail: lwenxin@mail.ie.ac.cn; Wang, Yong, E-mail: wangyong3845@sina.com [Key Laboratory of High Power Microwave Sources and Technologies, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A dielectric loaded rectangular grating for Smith-Purcell devices is proposed in this paper. Regarding the electron beam as a moving plasma dielectric, a three dimensional (3D) linear theory of beam-wave interaction is developed. The first and second order growth rates are calculated, which are obtained by expanding hot dispersion equation at synchronous point. The results show that the cutoff frequency is affected by grating width. The dispersion curve becomes flatter and shifts towards lower frequency by loading dielectric in grooves. The simulation results, which are obtained by a 3D particle-in-cell code, are in good agreement with theoretical calculations. Compared the first and second order growth rate, it shows that the discrepancy is large when beam parameters are selected with high values. In this case, it is necessary to apply the second order growth rate, which can accurately describe the process of beam-wave interaction.

  7. Narrow band wavelength selective filter using grating assisted single ring resonator

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    Prabhathan, P., E-mail: PPrabhathan@ntu.edu.sg; Murukeshan, V. M. [Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering (COLE), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798 (Singapore)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper illustrates a filter configuration which uses a single ring resonator of larger radius connected to a grating resonator at its drop port to achieve single wavelength selectivity and switching property with spectral features suitable for on-chip wavelength selection applications. The proposed configuration is expected to find applications in silicon photonics devices such as, on-chip external cavity lasers and multi analytic label-free biosensors. The grating resonator has been designed for a high Q-factor, high transmittivity, and minimum loss so that the wavelength selectivity of the device is improved. The proof-of-concept device has been demonstrated on a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) platform through electron beam lithography and Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) process. The transmission spectrum shows narrow band single wavelength selection and switching property with a high Free Spectral Range (FSR) ?60 nm and side band rejection ratio >15 dB.

  8. Phase-space properties of magneto-optical traps utilising micro-fabricated gratings

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    McGilligan, James P; Riis, Erling; Arnold, Aidan S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We have used diffraction gratings to simplify the fabrication, and dramatically increase the atomic collection efficiency, of magneto-optical traps using micro-fabricated optics. The atom number enhancement was mainly due to the increased beam capture volume, afforded by the large area (4cm^2) shallow etch (200nm) binary grating chips. Here we provide a detailed theoretical and experimental investigation of the on-chip magneto-optical trap temperature and density in four different chip geometries using 87Rb, whilst studying effects due to MOT radiation pressure imbalance. With optimal initial MOTs on two of the chips we obtain both large atom number (2x10^7) _and_ sub-Doppler temperatures (50uK) after optical molasses.

  9. Master dye laser oscillator including a specific grating assembly for use therein

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    Davin, J.M.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A dye laser oscillator for producing a tuned dye beam is disclosed herein and includes, among other components, a beam output coupling assembly, a dye cell assembly, a beam expander assembly, an etalon assembly, and a grating assembly. Each of three assemblies is vertically supported from a horizontal base so as to be readily removable from the base without interference from or interfering with the other assemblies. The particular grating assembly disclosed is specifically designed for proper optical alignment with the intended path of the dye beam to be produced and for accurate pivotal movement relative to the beam path in order to function as a coarse tuning mechanism in the production of the ultimately tuned beam. 5 figs.

  10. Cascading metallic gratings for broadband absorption enhancement in ultrathin plasmonic solar cells

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    Wen, Long; Sun, Fuhe [Key Laboratory of Nanodevices and Applications-CAS and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou 215123 (China); Chen, Qin, E-mail: qchen2012@sinano.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Nanodevices and Applications-CAS and Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Suzhou 215123 (China); Peking University Shenzhen SOC Key Laboratory, PKU-HKUST Shenzhen-Hong Kong Institute, Hi-Tech Industrial Park South, Shenzhen 518057 (China)

    2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The incorporation of plasmonic nanostructures in the thin-film solar cells (TFSCs) is a promising route to harvest light into the nanoscale active layer. However, the light trapping scheme based on the plasmonic effects intrinsically presents narrow-band resonant enhancement of light absorption. Here we demonstrate that by cascading metal nanogratings with different sizes atop the TFSCs, broadband absorption enhancement can be realized by simultaneously exciting multiple localized surface plasmon resonances and inducing strong coupling between the plasmonic modes and photonic modes. As a proof of concept, we demonstrate of 66.5% in the photocurrent in an ultrathin amorphous silicon TFSC with two-dimensional cascaded gratings over the reference cell without gratings.

  11. Tunable storage of optical pulses in a tailored Bragg-grating structure

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    Fu, Shenhe; Liu, Yikun; Zhou, Jianying; Malomed, Boris A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scenarios for controllable creation, trapping and holding of single and multiple solitons in a specially designed nonlinear Bragg grating (BG) are proposed. The setting includes a chirped BG segment, which is linked via a local defect to a uniform BG with a built-in array of defects. A parabolic relation between the trapping position of the incident soliton and its power is obtained. Simultaneous trapping of two and three solitons at different locations is demonstrated too.

  12. The CHANDRA HETGS X-ray Grating Spectrum of Eta Car

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    M. F. Corcoran; J. H. Swank; R. Petre; K. Ishibashi; K. Davidson; L. Townsley; R. Smith; S. White; R. Viotti; A. Damineli

    2001-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Eta Car may be the most massive and luminous star in the Galaxy and is suspected to be a massive, colliding wind binary system. The CHANDRA X-ray observatory has obtained a calibrated, high-resolution X-ray spectrum of the star uncontaminated by the nearby extended soft X-ray emisssion. Our 89 ksec CHANDRA observation with the High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS) shows that the hot gas near the star is non-isothermal. The temperature distribution may represent the emission on either side of the colliding wind bow shock, effectively ``resolving'' the shock. If so, the pre-shock wind velocities are ~ 700 and ~ 1800 km/s in our analysis, and these velocities may be interpreted as the terminal velocities of the winds from Eta Car and from the hidden companion star. The forbidden-to-intercombination (f/i) line ratios for the He-like ions of S, Si and Fe are large, indicating that the line forming region lies far from the stellar photosphere. The iron fluorescent line at 1.93 Angstrom, first detected by ASCA, is clearly resolved from the thermal iron line in the CHANDRA grating spectrum. The Fe fluorescent line is weaker in our CHANDRA observation than in any of the ASCA spectra. The CHANDRA observation also provides an uninterrupted high-time resolution lightcurve of the stellar X-ray emission from Eta Car and suggests that there was no significant, coherent variability during the CHANDRA observation. The Eta Car CHANDRA grating spectrum is unlike recently published X-ray grating spectra of single massive stars in significant ways and is generally consistent with colliding wind emission in a massive binary.

  13. An experimental study of low-frequency amplitude noise in a fibre Bragg grating laser diode

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    Zholnerov, V S [Russian Institute of Radionavigation and Time, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation); Ivanov, A V; Kurnosov, V D; Kurnosov, K V; Romantsevich, V I; Chernov, R V [Open Joint-Stock Company M.F. Stel'makh Polyus Research Institute, Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the amplitude noise in a fibre Bragg grating laser diode. It has been shown that discontinuities in noise characteristics correlate with those in the power current and spectral characteristics of the laser diode, whereas the noise characteristics of the pump source have no such discontinuities. The highest noise level has been observed at pump currents corresponding to concurrent generation of two longitudinal modes. (lasers)

  14. Electron temperature measurements during electron cyclotron heating on PDX using a ten channel grating polychromator

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    Cavallo, A.; Hsuan, H.; Boyd, D.; Grek, B.; Johnson, D.; Kritz, A.; Mikkelsen, D.; LeBlanc, B.; Takahashi, H.

    1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During first harmonic electron cyclotron heating (ECH) on the Princeton Divertor Experiment (PDX) (R/sub 0/ = 137 cm, a = 40 cm), electron temperature was monitored using a grating polychromator which measured second harmonic electron cyclotron emission from the low field side of the tokamak. Interference from the high power heating pulse on the broadband detectors in the grating instrument was eliminated by using a waveguide filter in the transmission line which brought the emission signal to the grating instrument. Off-axis (approx. 4 cm) location of the resonance zone resulted in heating without sawtooth or m = 1 activity. However, heating with the resonance zone at the plasma center caused very large amplitude sawteeth accompanied by strong m = 1 activity: ..delta..T/T/sub MAX/ approx. = 0.41, sawtooth period approx. = 4 msec, m = 1 period approx. = 90 ..mu.. sec, (11 kHz). This is the first time such intense MHD activity driven by ECH has been observed. (For both cases there was no sawtooth activity in the ohmic phase of the discharge before ECH.) At very low densities there is a clear indication that a superthermal electron population is created during ECH.

  15. Sensitivity enhancement of grating interferometer based two-dimensional sensor arrays using two-wavelength readout

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    Ferhanoglu, Onur; Urey, Hakan

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Diffraction gratings integrated with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors offer displacement measurements with subnanometer sensitivity. However, the sensitivity of the interferometric readout may drop significantly based on the gap between the grating and the reference surface. A two-wavelength (2-{lambda}) readout method was previously tested using a single MEMS sensor for illustrating increased displacement measurement capability. This work demonstrates sensitivity enhancement on a sensor array with large scale parallelization ({approx}20,000 sensors). The statistical representation, which is developed to model sensitivity enhancement within a grating based sensor array, is supported by experimental results using a thermal sensor array. In the experiments, two lasers at different wavelengths (633 and 650 nm) illuminate the thermal sensor array from the backside, time-sequentially. The diffracted first order light from the array is imaged onto a single CCD camera. The target scene is reconstructed by observing the change in the first diffracted order diffraction intensity for both wavelengths. Merging of the data from two measurements with two lasers was performed by taking the larger of the two CCD measurements with respect to the reference image for each sensor. {approx}30% increase in the average sensitivity was demonstrated for a 160x120 pixel IR sensor array. Proposed architecture is also applicable to a variety of sensing applications, such as parallel biosensing and atomic force microscopy, for improved displacement measurements and enhanced sensitivity.

  16. High performance Zintl phase TE materials with embedded nanoparticles...

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    Zintl phase TE materials with embedded nanoparticles Performance of zintl phase thermoelectric materials with embedded particles are evaluated shakouri.pdf More Documents &...

  17. Analogies between optical propagation and heat diffusion: Applications to micro-cavities, gratings and cloaks

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    Amra, Claude; Zerrad, Myriam; Guenneau, Sbastien; Soriano, Gabriel; Gralak, Boris; Bellieud, Michel; Veynante, Denis; Rolland, Nathalie

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new analogy between optical propagation and heat diffusion in heterogeneous anisotropic media has been proposed recently [S. Guenneau, C. Amra, and D. Veynante, Optics Express Vol. 20, 8207-8218 (2012)]. A detailed derivation of this unconventional correspondence is presented and developed. In time harmonic regime, all thermal parameters are related to optical ones in artificial metallic media, thus making possible to use numerical codes developed for optics. Then the optical admittance formalism is extended to heat conduction in multilayered structures. The concepts of planar micro-cavities, diffraction gratings, and planar transformation optics for heat conduction are addressed. Results and limitations of the analogy are emphasized.

  18. Enhancement of near-infrared absorption in graphene with metal gratings

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    Zhao, B.; Zhang, Z. M., E-mail: zhuomin.zhang@me.gatech.edu [G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Zhao, J. M. [G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin (China)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphene has been demonstrated as a good candidate for ultrafast optoelectronic devices. However, graphene is essentially transparent in the visible and near infrared with an absorptivity of 2.3%, which has largely limited its application in photon detection. This Letter demonstrates that the absorptance in a monatomic graphene layer can be greatly enhanced to nearly 70%, thanks to the localized strong electric field resulting from magnetic resonances in deep metal gratings. Furthermore, the resonance frequency is essentially not affected by the additional graphene layer. The method presented here may benefit the design of next-generation graphene-based optical and optoelectronic devices.

  19. Structural phase transitions on the nanoscale: The crucial pattern in the phase-change materials Ge2Sb2Te5 and GeTe

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    Structural phase transitions on the nanoscale: The crucial pattern in the phase-change materials Ge2Sb2Te5 and GeTe J. Akola1,2 and R. O. Jones1 1Institut fr Festkrperforschung, Forschungszentrum to characterize the amorphous structure of the prototype materials Ge2Sb2Te5 and GeTe. In both, there is long

  20. MRI-compatible Haptics: Feasibility of using optical fiber Bragg grating strain-sensors to detect deflection of needles in an MRI environment

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    Park, Yong-Lae

    MRI-compatible Haptics: Feasibility of using optical fiber Bragg grating strain-sensors to detect fiber-optic-based force and deflection sensors based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology have been was developed using a single optical fiber and an MRI compatible biopsy needle (22ga x 15cm). The FBG sensor

  1. TE Connectivity Finds Answers in Tomography

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  4. Fabrication and Evaluation of a Multilayer Laminar-Type Holographic Grating and Its Application to a High Efficiency Grazing Incidence Monochromator for the 1-8 keV Region

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    Koike, Masato; Ishino, Masahiko; Imazono, Takashi [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1 Umemidai, Kizu, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Heimann, Phil A.; Gullikson, Eric H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Takenaka, Hisataka; Hatayama, Masatoshi [NTT Advanced Technology Corp., 2-1-1, Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-0431 (Japan); Sasai, Hiroyuki [Shimadzu Corp., 1 Nishinokyo-Kuwabaramachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 614-0051 (Japan); Sano, Kazuo [Shimadzu Emit Co., Ltd., 2-5-23, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041 (Japan)

    2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A W/C multilayer laminar-type holographic grating was fabricated and its diffraction efficiency was evaluated in the 1-8 keV region. Taking advantage of its high diffraction efficiency a monochromator equipped with a multilayer varied-line-spacing plane grating was designed. The throughput of the monochromator based on the experimental diffraction efficiency of the multilayer grating and resolving power were calculated in comparison with those of a monochromator equipped with a Au coated grating.

  5. Acoustic grating fringe projector for high-speed and high-precision three-dimensional shape measurements

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    Yin Xuebing; Zhao Huijie; Zeng Junyu; Qu Yufu

    2007-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A new acoustic grating fringe projector (AGFP) was developed for high-speed and high-precision 3D measurement. A new acoustic grating fringe projection theory is also proposed to describe the optical system. The AGFP instrument can adjust the spatial phase and period of fringes with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Using rf power proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control and CCD synchronous control, we obtain fringes with fine sinusoidal characteristics and realize high-speed acquisition of image data. Using the device, we obtained a precise phase map for a 3D profile. In addition, the AGFP can work in running fringe mode, which could be applied in other measurement fields.

  6. Integrated municipal solid waste treatment using a grate furnace incinerator: The Indaver case

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    Vandecasteele, C. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, De Croylaan 46, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)], E-mail: carlo.vandecasteele@cit.kuleuven.be; Wauters, G. [Indaver, Dijle 17a, 2800 Mechelen (Belgium); Arickx, S. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, De Croylaan 46, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); Jaspers, M. [Indaver, Dijle 17a, 2800 Mechelen (Belgium); Van Gerven, T. [Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, De Croylaan 46, 3001 Leuven (Belgium)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An integrated installation for treatment of municipal solid waste and comparable waste from industrial origin is described. It consists of three grate furnace lines with flue gas treatment by half-wet scrubbing followed by wet scrubbing, and an installation for wet treatment of bottom ash. It is demonstrated that this integrated installation combines high recovery of energy (40.8% net) with high materials recovery. The following fractions were obtained after wet treatment of the bottom ash: ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, three granulate fractions with different particle sizes, and sludge. The ferrous and non-ferrous metal fractions can both be recycled as high quality raw materials; the two larger particle size particle fractions can be applied as secondary raw materials in building applications; the sand fraction can be used for applications on a landfill; and the sludge is landfilled. For all components of interest, emissions to air are below the limit values. The integrated grate furnace installation is characterised by zero wastewater discharge and high occupational safety. Moreover, with the considered installation, major pollutants, such as PCDD/PCDF, Hg and iodine-136 are to a large extent removed from the environment and concentrated in a small residual waste stream (flue gas cleaning residue), which can be landfilled after stabilisation.

  7. Analysis of higher harmonic contamination with a modified approach using a grating analyser

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    Gupta, Rajkumar, E-mail: rkg@rract.gov.in; Modi, Mohammed H.; Lodha, G. S. [X-ray Optics Section, Indus Synchrotrons Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India)] [X-ray Optics Section, Indus Synchrotrons Utilization Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India); Kumar, M.; Chakera, J. A. [Laser Plasma Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India)] [Laser Plasma Division, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Soft x-ray spectra of the toroidal grating monochromator (TGM) at the reflectivity beamline of Indus-1 synchrotron source are analyzed for higher harmonic contribution. A diffraction grating of central line spacing 1200 l/mm is used to disperse the monochromatic beam received from TGM to quantify the harmonic contents in the 50360 wavelength range. In order to calculate the harmonic contamination, conventionally the intensity of higher order peak is divided by first order peak intensity of the desired wavelength. This approach is found to give wrong estimate as first order peak itself is overlapped by higher order peaks. In the present study, a modified approach has been proposed to calculate harmonic contamination where the intensity contributions of overlapping orders have been removed from the first order diffraction peak of the desired wavelength. It is found that the order contamination in the TGM spectra is less than 15% in the wavelength range of 90180 . The total harmonic contribution increases from 6%60% in the wavelength range of 150260 . The critical wavelength of Indus-1 is 61 hence the harmonic contamination below 90 is significantly low. The results obtained with modified approach match well with those obtained by quantitative analysis of multilayer reflectivity data. The obtained higher harmonics data are used to fit the transmission of aluminum edge filter in the 120360 wavelength range.

  8. (GeTe){sub n}SbInTe{sub 3} (n?3)Element distribution and thermal behavior

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    Fahrnbauer, Felix; Urban, Philipp; Welzmiller, Simon [Institute for Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Leipzig University, Scharnhorststrae 20, 04275 Leipzig (Germany); Schrder, Thorsten; Rosenthal, Tobias [Department of Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University, Butenandtstrae 5-13, 81377 Munich (Germany); Oeckler, Oliver, E-mail: oliver.oeckler@gmx.de [Institute for Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Leipzig University, Scharnhorststrae 20, 04275 Leipzig (Germany); Department of Chemistry, Ludwig Maximilian University, Butenandtstrae 5-13, 81377 Munich (Germany)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Antimony in germanium antimony tellurides (GeTe){sub n}(Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}) can be substituted by indium. Homogeneous bulk samples of GeSbInTe{sub 4} (R3-bar m, Z=3, a=4.21324(5) , c=41.0348(10) ) and Ge{sub 2}SbInTe{sub 5} (P3-bar m1, Z=1, a=4.20204(6) , c=17.2076(4) ) were obtained; their structures were refined with the Rietveld method. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction using synchrotron radiation at the K edges of Sb and Te (exploiting anomalous dispersion) yields precise information on the element distribution in the trigonal layered structure of Ge{sub 3}SbInTe{sub 6} (R3-bar m, Z=3, a=4.19789(4) , c=62.1620(11) ). The structure is characterized by van der Waals gaps between distorted rocksalt-type slabs of alternating cation and anion layers. The cation concentration is commensurately modulated with Sb preferring the positions near the gaps. In contrast to unsubstituted Ge{sub 3}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 6}, quenching the NaCl-type high-temperature phase (stable above ?510 C) easily yields a pseudocubic modification that is metastable at ambient conditions. Temperature-dependent powder diffraction reveals a broader stability range of the cubic high-temperature modification of Ge{sub 3}SbInTe{sub 6} compared to the ternary phases. In-containing samples partially decompose at ca. 300 C but become homogeneous again when the high-temperature phase is formed. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure of 33R-Ge{sub 3}SbInTe{sub 6} as determined by resonant X-ray diffraction, one example of the (GeTe){sub n}SbInTe{sub 3} series of compounds investigated. - Highlights: The new compounds 21R-GeSbInTe{sub 4}, 9P-Ge{sub 2}SbInTe{sub 5} and 33R-Ge{sub 3}SbInTe are described. The element distribution in 33R-Ge{sub 3}SbInTe{sub 6} was determined by resonant scattering. The cation concentration in the crystal structure is strongly modulated. The Sb substitution by In has a significant impact on phase transitions. Results may be relevant for thermoelectrics and thin-film phase-change materials.

  9. Electric transport properties of the pentatelluride materials HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}

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    Tritt, T.M.; Wilson, M.L.; Littleton, R.L. [and others

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have measured the resistivity and thermopower of single crystals as well as polycrystalline pressed powders of the low-dimensional pentatelluride materials: HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}. They have performed these measurements as a function of temperature between 5K and 320K. In the single crystals there is a peak in the resistivity for both materials at a peak temperature, T{sub p} where T{sub p} {approx} 80K for HfTe{sub 5} and T{sub p} {approx} 145K for ZrTe{sub 5}. Both materials exhibit a large p-type thermopower around room temperature which undergoes a change to n-type below the peak. These data are similar to behavior observed previously in these materials. They have also synthesized pressed powders of polycrystalline pentatelluride materials, HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}. They have measured the resistivity and thermopower of these polycrystalline materials as a function of temperature between 5K and 320K. For the polycrystalline material, the room temperature thermopower for each of these materials is relatively high, +95 {micro}V/K and +65 {micro}V/K for HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5}, respectively. These values compare closely to thermopower values for single crystals of these materials. At 77 K, the thermopower is +55 {micro}V/K for HfTe{sub 5} and +35 {micro}V/K for ZrTe{sub 5}. In fact, the thermopower for the polycrystals decreases monotonically with temperature to T {approx} 5K, thus exhibiting p-type behavior over the entire range of temperature. As expected, the resistivity for the polycrystals is higher than the single crystal material, with values of 430 m{Omega}-cm and 24 m{Omega}-cm for HfTe{sub 5} and ZrTe{sub 5} respectively, compared to single crystal values of 0.35 m{Omega}-cm (HfTe{sub 5}) and 1.0 m{Omega}-cm (ZrTe{sub 5}). The authors have found that the peak in the resistivity evident in both single crystal materials is absent in these polycrystalline materials. They will discuss these materials in relation to their potential as candidates for thermoelectric applications.

  10. Use of separate ZnTe interface layers to form ohmic contacts to p-CdTe films

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    Gessert, T.A.

    1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of is disclosed improving electrical contact to a thin film of a p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor comprising: depositing a first undoped layer of ZnTe on a thin film of p-type tellurium containing II-VI semiconductor with material properties selected to limit the formation of potential barriers at the interface between the p-CdTe and the undoped layer, to a thickness sufficient to control diffusion of the metallic-doped ZnTe into the p-type tellurium-containing II-VI semiconductor, but thin enough to minimize affects of series resistance; depositing a second heavy doped p-type ZnTe layer to the first layer using an appropriate dopant; and depositing an appropriate metal onto the outer-most surface of the doped ZnTe layer for connecting an external electrical conductor to an ohmic contact. 11 figs.

  11. Grating-gate tunable plasmon absorption in InP and GaN based R. E. Peale*a

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    Peale, Robert E.

    Grating-gate tunable plasmon absorption in InP and GaN based HEMTs R. E. Peale*a , H. Saxenaa , W, Inc., 1195 Atlas Road, Columbia SC, USA 29209 ABSTRACT Gate-voltage tunable plasmon resonances incident THz radiation into 2D plasmons. Narrow-band resonant absorption of THz radiation was observed

  12. Volume203,number2,3 CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS 19February1993 Transient grating spectroscopy of exciton sound waves

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    Mukamel, Shaul

    of exciton sound waves in dense exciton fluids Jan A. Leegwater and Shaul Mukamel Department of Chemistry to that of sound waves in an ordinary gas. A method to probe these motions using transient grating with strong pump density may disappear and reap- pear later. The physical mechanism is analogous to that of sound waves

  13. 1966 JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 15, NO. 10, OCTOBER 1997 Mode Conversion of Ultrafast Pulses by Grating

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    Ziolkowski, Richard W.

    conversion of an ultrafast, ultrawide-bandwidth optical pulse propagating in a layered di- electric waveguide for an ultrafast six-cycle optical pulse over that achieved with standard uniform grating convertors. Index Terms--Dielectric waveguides, FDTD, mode conversion, mode extraction, numerical modeling, ultrafast optical pulses. I

  14. Efficiency enhancement in a light-emitting diode with a two-dimensional surface grating photonic crystal

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    Baba, Toshihiko

    Efficiency enhancement in a light-emitting diode with a two-dimensional surface grating photonic 21 November 2003 We demonstrate a light-emitting diode exhibiting 1.72.7-fold enhancement in light light emitting diode LED , the ef- ficiency is limited to several percents by a low light extrac- tion

  15. Jueves 10 de octubre de 2013, de 13:00 a 14:00 h Neutron optics using holographic gratings

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    Escolano, Francisco

    are being developed at present. Finally we will give an outlook on novel neutron-scattering instrumentationJueves 10 de octubre de 2013, de 13:00 a 14:00 h Neutron optics using holographic gratings Prof. Dr. Martin Fally Holography and Neutron Diffraction Group - Faculty of Physics - University of Vienna

  16. Devices useful for vacuum ultraviolet beam characterization including a movable stage with a transmission grating and image detector

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    Gessner, Oliver; Kornilov, Oleg A; Wilcox, Russell B

    2013-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention provides for a device comprising an apparatus comprising (a) a transmission grating capable of diffracting a photon beam into a diffracted photon output, and (b) an image detector capable of detecting the diffracted photon output. The device is useful for measuring the spatial profile and diffraction pattern of a photon beam, such as a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) beam.

  17. July 1, 2001 / Vol. 26, No. 13 / OPTICS LETTERS 989 Waveguide grating mirror for large-area semiconductor lasers

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    Avrutsky, Ivan

    was demonstrated in Ref. 7. A similar scheme with near-infrared dye was reported in Ref. 8 On a smaller scale a waveguide grating mirror that uses anomalous reflection of light associ- ated with excitation of waveguide. Anomalous reflection in the case of a lossless waveguide can approach 100% close to resonant wave- guide

  18. Inverted cones grating for flexible metafilter at optical and infrared frequencies

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    Brckner, Jean-Baptiste; Le Rouzo, Judikal; Escoubas, Ludovic [Aix-Marseille Universit, IM2NP, CNRS-UMR 7334, Domaine Universitaire de Saint-Jrme, Service 231, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France); Brissonneau, Vincent; Dubarry, Christophe [CEA-LITEN DTNM, 17 Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Ferchichi, Abdelkerim; Gourgon, Ccile [LTM CNRS, Laboratoire des Technologies de la Microlectronique 17 Avenue des Martyrs, 38054 Grenoble cedex 9 (France); Berginc, Grard [Thales Optronique S.A., 2 Avenue Gay Lussac, 78990 Elancourt (France)

    2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    By combining the antireflective properties from gradual changes in the effective refractive index and cavity coupling from cone gratings and the efficient optical behavior of a tungsten film, a flexible filter showing very broad antireflective properties from the visible to short wavelength infrared region and, simultaneously, a mirror-like behavior in the mid-infrared wavelength region and long-infrared wavelength region has been conceived. Nanoimprint technology has permitted the replication of inverted cone patterns on a large scale on a flexible polymer, afterwards coated with a thin tungsten film. This optical metafilter is of great interest in the stealth domain where optical signature reduction from the optical to short wavelength infrared region is an important matter. As it also acts as selective thermal emitter offering a good solar-absorption/infrared-emissivity ratio, interests are found as well for solar heating applications.

  19. Structural Health Monitoring of Superconducting Magnets at CERN Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors

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    Chiuchiolo, A; Perez, J C; Bajas, H; Guinchard, M; Giordano, M; Breglio, G; Consales, M; Cusano, A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of Fiber Bragg Grating sensors is becoming particularly challenging for monitoring different parameters in extreme operative conditions such as ultra-low temperatures, high electromagnetic fields and strong mechanical stresses. This work reports the use of the FBG for a new generation of accelerator magnets with the goal to develop an adequate sensing technology able to provide complementary or alternative information to the conventional strain gauges through the whole service life of the magnet. The study is focused on the mechanical performances of the magnet structure, which has to preserve the sensitive coils from any damage during the entire magnet fabrication process preventing even microscopic movements of the winding that can eventually initiate a transition from superconducting to normal conducting state of the material used (called in the specific literature as quench). The FBGs have been glued on the aluminium structure of two magnets prototypes by using an adhesive suitable for cryog...

  20. A soft x-ray transmission grating imaging-spectrometer for the National Ignition Facility

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    Moore, A S; Guymer, T M; Kline, J L; Morton, J; Taccetti, M; Lanier, N E; Bentley, C; Workman, J; Peterson, B; Mussack, K; Cowan, J; Prasad, R; Richardson, M; Burns, S; Kalantar, D H; Benedetti, L R; Bell, P; Bradley, D; Hsing, W; Stevenson, M

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A soft x-ray transmission grating spectrometer has been designed for use on high energy-density physics experiments at the National Ignition Facility (NIF); coupled to one of the NIF gated x-ray detectors (GXD) it records sixteen time-gated spectra between 250 and 1000eV with 100ps temporal resolution. The trade-off between spectral and spatial resolution leads to an optimized design for measurement of emission around the peak of a 100-300eV blackbody spectrum. Performance qualification results from the NIF, the Trident Laser Facility and VUV beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), evidence a <100{micro}m spatial resolution in combination with a source-size limited spectral resolution that is <10eV at photon energies of 300eV.

  1. Laser generation of gas bubbles: Photoacoustic and photothermal effects recorded in transient grating experiments

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    Frez, Clifford; Diebold, Gerald J. [Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States)

    2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Absorption of high power laser radiation by colloidal suspensions or solutions containing photoreactive chemicals can result in bubble production. Here, transient grating experiments are reported where picosecond and nanosecond lasers are used to initiate photoinduced processes that lead to bubble formation. Irradiation of colloidal Pt suspensions is found to produce water vapor bubbles that condense back to liquid on a nanosecond time scale. Laser irradiation of Pt suspensions supersaturated with CO{sub 2} liberates dissolved gas to produce bubbles at the sites of the colloidal particles. Laser induced chemical reactions that produce bubbles are found in suspensions of particulate C in water, and in the sensitized decarboxylation of oxalic acid. Theory based on linear acoustics as well as the Rayleigh-Plesset equation is given for description of the bubble motion.

  2. Field theory of a terahertz staggered double-grating arrays waveguide Cerenkov traveling wave amplifier

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    Xie, Wenqiu; He, Fangming [Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China) [Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Wang, Zicheng; Luo, Jirun; Zhao, Ding; Liu, Qinglun [Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a rectilinear sheet electron beam propagating through the tunnel of a staggered double-grating arrays waveguide (SDGAW) slow-wave structure (SWS), a three dimensional field theory for describing the modes and the beam-wave interaction is presented, in which the higher order terms inside the grooves are retained. The fields' distribution and the conductivity losses are also calculated utilizing the theoretical model. With the optimized parameters of the SWS and the electron beam, a 1 THz SDGAW Cerenkov traveling wave amplifier may obtain a moderate net gain (the peak gain is 12.7?dB/cm) and an ultra 3?dB wideband (0.19?THz) considering the serious Ohmic losses. The theoretical results have been compared with those calculated by 3D HFSS code and CST STUDIO particle-in-cell simulations.

  3. Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells

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    Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a cumulative and final report for Phases I, II and III of this NREL funded project (subcontract # XXL-5-44205-10). The main research activities of this project focused on the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin film solar cells. Although, thin film CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, the efficiency of the CdTe solar cells have been stagnant for the last few years. This report describes and summarizes the results for this 3-year research project.

  4. High Pressure Sensing and Dynamics Using High Speed Fiber Bragg Grating Interrogation Systems

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    Rodriguez, G. [LANL; Sandberg, R. L. [LANL; Lalone, B. M. [NSTec; Marshall, B. R. [NSTec; Grover, M. [NSTec; Stevens, G. D. [NSTec; Udd, E. [Columbia Gorge Research

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) are developing into useful sensing tools for measuring high pressure dynamics in extreme environments under shock loading conditions. Approaches using traditional diode array coupled FBG interrogation systems are often limited to readout speeds in the sub-MHz range. For shock wave physics, required detection speeds approaching 100 MHz are desired. We explore the use of two types of FBG sensing systems that are aimed at applying this technology as embedded high pressure probes for transient shock events. Both approaches measure time resolved spectral shifts in the return light from short (few mm long) uniform FBGs at 1550 nm. In the first approach, we use a fiber coupled spectrometer to demultiplex spectral channels into an array (up to 12) of single element InGaAs photoreceivers. By monitoring the detectors during a shock impact event with high speed recording, we are able to track the pressure induced spectral shifting in FBG down to a time resolution of 20 ns. In the second approach, developed at the Special Technologies Lab, a coherent mode-locked fiber laser is used to illuminate the FBG sensor. After the sensor, wavelength-to-time mapping is accomplished with a chromatic dispersive element, and entire spectra are sampled using a single detector at the modelocked laser repetition rate of 50 MHz. By sampling with a 12 GHz InGaAs detector, direct wavelength mapping in time is recorded, and the pressure induced FBG spectral shift is sampled at 50 MHz. Here, the sensing systems are used to monitor the spectral shifts of FBGs that are immersed into liquid water and shock compressed using explosives. In this configuration, the gratings survive to pressures approaching 50 kbar. We describe both approaches and present the measured spectral shifts from the shock experiments.

  5. X-Atlas: An Online Archive of Chandra's Stellar High Energy Transmission Gratings Observations

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    Owen W. Westbrook; Nancy Remage Evans; Scott J. Wolk; Vinay L. Kashyap; Joy S. Nichols; Peter J. Mendygral; Jonathan D. Slavin; Bradley Spitzbart; Wayne L. Waldron

    2007-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy made possible by the 1999 deployment of the Chandra X-ray Observatory has revolutionized our understanding of stellar X-ray emission. Many puzzles remain, though, particularly regarding the mechanisms of X-ray emission from OB stars. Although numerous individual stars have been observed in high-resolution, realizing the full scientific potential of these observations will necessitate studying the high-resolution Chandra dataset as a whole. To facilitate the rapid comparison and characterization of stellar spectra, we have compiled a uniformly processed database of all stars observed with the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating (HETG). This database, known as X-Atlas, is accessible through a web interface with searching, data retrieval, and interactive plotting capabilities. For each target, X-Atlas also features predictions of the low-resolution ACIS spectra convolved from the HETG data for comparison with stellar sources in archival ACIS images. Preliminary analyses of the hardness ratios, quantiles, and spectral fits derived from the predicted ACIS spectra reveal systematic differences between the high-mass and low-mass stars in the atlas and offer evidence for at least two distinct classes of high-mass stars. A high degree of X-ray variability is also seen in both high and low-mass stars, including Capella, long thought to exhibit minimal variability. X-Atlas contains over 130 observations of approximately 25 high-mass stars and 40 low-mass stars and will be updated as additional stellar HETG observations become public. The atlas has recently expanded to non-stellar point sources, and Low Energy Transmission Grating (LETG) observations are currently being added as well.

  6. In-well pumped mid-infrared PbTe/CdTe quantum well vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers

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    Khiar, A., E-mail: amir.khiar@jku.at; Witzan, M.; Hochreiner, A.; Eibelhuber, M.; Springholz, G. [Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A-4040 Linz (Austria); Volobuev, V. [Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Altenbergerstr. 69, A-4040 Linz (Austria); National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Frunze str. 21, 61002 Kharkiv (Ukraine)

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical in-well pumped mid-infrared vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers based on PbTe quantum wells embedded in CdTe barriers are realized. In contrast to the usual ternary barrier materials of lead salt lasers such as PbEuTe of PbSrTe, the combination of narrow-gap PbTe with wide-gap CdTe offers an extremely large carrier confinement, preventing charge carrier leakage from the quantum wells. In addition, optical in-well pumping can be achieved with cost effective and readily available near infrared lasers. Free carrier absorption, which is a strong loss mechanism in the mid-infrared, is strongly reduced due to the insulating property of CdTe. Lasing is observed from 85?K to 300?K covering a wavelength range of 3.34.2??m. The best laser performance is achieved for quantum well thicknesses of 20?nm. At low temperature, the threshold power is around 100 mW{sub P} and the output power more than 700 mW{sub P}. The significance of various charge carrier loss mechanisms are analyzed by modeling the device performance. Although Auger losses are quite low in IVVI semiconductors, an Auger coefficient of C{sub A}?=?3.5??10{sup ?27} cm{sup 6} s{sup ?1} was estimated for the laser structure, which is attributed to the large conduction band offset.

  7. TeV Blazars and Cosmic Infrared Background Radiation

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    F. A. Aharonian

    2001-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent developments in studies of TeV radiation from blazars are highlighted and the implications of these results for derivation of cosmologically important information about the cosmic infrared background radiation are discussed.

  8. Summary of the TeV33 working group

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    Bagley, P.P.; Bieniosek, F.M.; Colestock, P. [and others

    1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This summary of the TeV33 working group at Snowmass reports on work in the areas of Tevatron store parameters, the beam-beam interaction, Main Injector intensity (slip stacking), antiproton production, and electron cooling.

  9. TheerbInsTITuTeSectionname The Erb Institute

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    [ ]Year in Review 2012 #12;ii TheerbInsTITuTeSectionname Social Enterprise 4 Local Impact 7 Energy 10ItutE YEar In rEvIEw 2012 Director Andrew J. Hoffman Managing Director Rick Bunch Editorial, Creative

  10. Extreme solid state refrigeration using nanostructured Bi-Te alloys.

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    Lima Sharma, Ana L. (San Jose State University, San Jose, CA); Spataru, Dan Catalin; Medlin, Douglas L.; Sharma, Peter Anand; Morales, Alfredo Martin

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials are desperately needed for cryogenic solid state refrigeration. We have investigated nanostructured Bi-Te alloys for their potential use in Ettingshausen refrigeration to liquid nitrogen temperatures. These alloys form alternating layers of Bi{sub 2} and Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} blocks in equilibrium. The composition Bi{sub 4}Te{sub 3} was identified as having the greatest potential for having a high Ettingshausen figure of merit. Both single crystal and polycrystalline forms of this material were synthesized. After evaluating the Ettingshausen figure of merit for a large, high quality polycrystal, we simulated the limits of practical refrigeration in this material from 200 to 77 K using a simple device model. The band structure was also computed and compared to experiments. We discuss the crystal growth, transport physics, and practical refrigeration potential of Bi-Te alloys.

  11. Strategies for recycling CdTe photovoltaic modules

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    Eberspacher, C.; Gay, C.F. [UNISUN, Newbury Park, CA. (United States); Moskowitz, P.D. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recycling end-of-life cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) modules may enhance the competitive advantage of CdTe PV in the marketplace, but the experiences of industries with comparable Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) challenges suggest that collection and recycling costs can impose significant economic burdens. Customer cooperation and pending changes to US Federal law may improve recycling economics.

  12. A CENSUS OF X-RAY GAS IN NGC 1068: RESULTS FROM 450 ks of CHANDRA HIGH ENERGY TRANSMISSION GRATING OBSERVATIONS

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    Kallman, T.

    We present models for the X-ray spectrum of the Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 1068. These are fitted to data obtained using the High Energy Transmission Grating on Chandra. The data show line and radiative recombination continuum ...

  13. Phonon self-energy and origin of anomalous neutron scattering spectra in SnTe and PbTe thermoelectrics

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    Li, Chen [ORNL] [ORNL; Ma, Jie [ORNL] [ORNL; May, Andrew F [ORNL] [ORNL; Cao, Huibo [ORNL] [ORNL; Christianson, Andrew D [ORNL] [ORNL; Ehlers, Georg [ORNL] [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL] [ORNL; Sales, Brian C [ORNL] [ORNL; Delaire, Olivier A [ORNL] [ORNL

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The anharmonic lattice dynamics of rock-salt thermoelectric compounds SnTe and PbTe are investigated with inelastic neutron scattering (INS) and first-principles calculations. The experiments show that, surprisingly, although SnTe is closer to the ferroelectric instability, phonon spectra in PbTe exhibit a more anharmonic character. This behavior is reproduced in first-principles calculations of the temperature-dependent phonon self-energy. Our simulations reveal how the nesting of phonon dispersions induces prominent features in the self-energy, which account for the measured INS spectra and their temperature dependence. We establish that the phase-space for three-phonon scattering processes, rather than just the proximity to the lattice instability, is the mechanism determining the complex spectrum of the transverse-optical ferroelectric mode.

  14. Coulomb interaction of acceptors in Cd{sub 1?x}Mn{sub x}Te/CdTe quantum dot

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    Kalpana, P.; Nithiananthi, P., E-mail: kjkumar-gri@rediffmail.com; Jayakumar, K., E-mail: kjkumar-gri@rediffmail.com [Department of Physics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram-624302, TamilNadu (India); Reuben, A. Merwyn Jasper D. [Department of Physics, School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai- 600104, TamilNadu (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The investigation on the effect of confining potential like isotropic harmonic oscillator type potential on the binding and the Coulomb interaction energy of the double acceptors in the presence of magnetic field in a Cd{sub 1?x}Mn{sub x}Te/CdTe Spherical Quantum Dot has been made for the Mn ion composition x=0.3 and compared with the results obtained from the square well type potential using variational procedure in the effective mass approximation.

  15. Micro-Raman spectroscopy of mechanically exfoliated few-quintuple layers of Bi2Te3, Bi2Se3, and Sb2Te3 materials

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    Micro-Raman spectroscopy of mechanically exfoliated few-quintuple layers of Bi2Te3, Bi2Se3, and Sb2-like" exfoliated few-quintuple layers of Bi2Te3, Bi2Se3, and Sb2Te3. It is found that crystal symmetry breaking

  16. The sensitivity enhancement of tilted fibre Bragg grating sensors with polarization dependent resonant nano-scale coatings

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    Bialiayeu, Aliaksandr

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fibre Bragg grating sensors have emerged as a simple, inexpensive, accurate, sensitive and reliable platform, a viable alternative to the traditional bulkier optical sensor platforms. In this work we present an extensive theoretical analysis of the tilted fibre Bragg grating sensor (TFBG) with a particular focus on its polarization-dependent properties. We have developed a highly efficient computer model capable of providing the full characterization of the TFBG device in less then $3$~minutes for a given state of incident light polarization. As a result, the polarization-dependent spectral response, the field distribution at the sensor surface as well as the fine structure of particular resonances have become accessible for theoretical analysis. As a part of this computer model we have developed a blazingly fast full-vector complex mode solver, capable of handling cylindrical waveguides of an arbitrary complex refractive index profile. Along with the theoretical study we have investigated optical properties ...

  17. Measurement method for roll angular displacement with a high resolution by using diffraction gratings and a heterodyne interferometer

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    Tang, Shanzhi, E-mail: shanzhit@gmail.com [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China) [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Wang, Zhao [School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)] [School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China); Gao, Jianmin; Guo, Junjie [State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710054 (China)] [State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710054 (China)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The roll angle measurement is difficult to be achieved directly using a typical commercial interferometer due to its low sensitivity in axial direction, where the axial direction is orthogonal to the plane of the roll angular displacement. A roll angle measurement method combined diffraction gratings with a laser heterodyne interferometer is discussed in this paper. The diffraction grating placed in the plane of a roll angular displacement and the interferometer arranged in the plane's orthogonal direction, constitute the measurement pattern for the roll angle with high resolution. The roll angular displacement, considered as the linear, can be tested precisely when the corresponding angle is very small. Using the proposed method, the angle roll measurement obtains the high resolution of 0.002{sup ?}. Experiment has proved its feasibility and practicability.

  18. Carrier Dynamics in InGaN/GaN SQW Structure Probed by the Transient Grating Method

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    Okamoto, Koichi

    Carrier Dynamics in InGaN/GaN SQW Structure Probed by the Transient Grating Method; 78.55.Cr; 78.67.De; S7.14 Carrier dynamics in GaN and InGaN/GaN SQW structures were observed by using inhomogeneity of In composition. Recently, InGaN/GaN-based light emitting diodes (LEDs) have been commercialized

  19. Fabrication of high aspect grating using bonded substrate for X-ray refraction imaging by Talbot-Lau interferometer

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    Tada, Takuji; Murakoshi, Dai; Ishii, Hiroyasu; Hashimoto, Atsushi; Kaneko, Yasuhisa; Ito, Wataru; Agano, Toshitaka [Medical Systems Research and Development Center, R and D Management Headquarters, FUJIFILM Corp., 798, Miyanodai, Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa 258-8538 (Japan); Imaging Technology Center, R and D Management Headquarters, FUJIFILM Corp., 798, Miyanodai, Kaisei-machi, Ashigarakami-gun, Kanagawa 258-8538 (Japan)

    2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to improve the image quality of X-ray refraction images using a Talbot-Lau interferometer, we have been attempting to fabricate gratings with high aspect ratio. In our attempt, deep grooves of grating structure were channeled on a Si substrate bonded by Au diffusion bonding method, and the grooves were filled with Au where the Au layer used for the bonding Si substrate was acting as a seed layer of Au electroplating. From the results of a visibility measurement and a cross sectional SEM image, it was confirmed that the grooves with a pitch of 5.8 {mu}m and a depth of 100 {mu}m could be successfully filled with Au over a large area of 72 Multiplication-Sign 80 mm{sup 2}. Using this grating, the X-ray refraction images for the cartilage of a knee joint of a livestock pig could be obtained where SPS method was employed for the single-shot image acquisition.

  20. Metallurgy, thermal stability, and failure mode of the commercial Bi-Te-based thermoelectric modules.

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    Yang, Nancy Y. C.; Morales, Alfredo Martin

    2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Bi-Te-based thermoelectric (TE) alloys are excellent candidates for power generation modules. We are interested in reliable TE modules for long-term use at or below 200 C. It is known that the metallurgical characteristics of TE materials and of interconnect components affect the performance of TE modules. Thus, we have conducted an extensive scientific investigation of several commercial TE modules to determine whether they meet our technical requirements. Our main focus is on the metallurgy and thermal stability of (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE compounds and of other materials used in TE modules in the temperature range between 25 C and 200 C. Our study confirms the material suite used in the construction of TE modules. The module consists of three major components: AlN cover plates; electrical interconnects; and the TE legs, P-doped (Bi{sub 8}Sb{sub 32})(Te{sub 60}) and N-doped (Bi{sub 37}Sb{sub 3})(Te{sub 56}Se{sub 4}). The interconnect assembly contains Sn (Sb {approx} 1wt%) solder, sandwiched between Cu conductor with Ni diffusion barriers on the outside. Potential failure modes of the TE modules in this temperature range were discovered and analyzed. The results show that the metallurgical characteristics of the alloys used in the P and N legs are stable up to 200 C. However, whole TE modules are thermally unstable at temperatures above 160 C, lower than the nominal melting point of the solder suggested by the manufacture. Two failure modes were observed when they were heated above 160 C: solder melting and flowing out of the interconnect assembly; and solder reacting with the TE leg, causing dimensional swelling of the TE legs. The reaction of the solder with the TE leg occurs as the lack of a nickel diffusion barrier on the side of the TE leg where the displaced solder and/or the preexisting solder beads is directly contact the TE material. This study concludes that the present TE modules are not suitable for long-term use at temperatures above 160 C due to the reactivity between the Sn-solder and the (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE alloys. In order to deploy a reliable TE power generator for use at or below 200 C, alternate interconnect materials must be used and/or a modified module fabrication technique must be developed.

  1. Beam hardening effects in grating-based x-ray phase-contrast imaging

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    Chabior, Michael; Donath, Tilman; David, Christian; Bunk, Oliver; Schuster, Manfred; Schroer, Christian; Pfeiffer, Franz [Siemens AG Corporate Technology, 80200 Muenchen (Germany); Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Siemens AG Corporate Technology, 80200 Muenchen (Germany); Technische Universitaet Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Technische Universitaet Muenchen, 85748 Garching (Germany)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: In this work, the authors investigate how beam hardening affects the image formation in x-ray phase-contrast imaging and consecutively develop a correction algorithm based on the results of the analysis. Methods: The authors' approach utilizes a recently developed x-ray imaging technique using a grating interferometer capable of visualizing the differential phase shift of a wave front traversing an object. An analytical description of beam hardening is given, highlighting differences between attenuation and phase-contrast imaging. The authors present exemplary beam hardening artifacts for a number of well-defined samples in measurements at a compact laboratory setup using a polychromatic source. Results: Despite the differences in image formation, the authors show that beam hardening leads to a similar reduction of image quality in phase-contrast imaging as in conventional attenuation-contrast imaging. Additionally, the authors demonstrate that for homogeneous objects, beam hardening artifacts can be corrected by a linearization technique, applicable to all kinds of phase-contrast methods using polychromatic sources. Conclusions: The evaluated correction algorithm is shown to yield good results for a number of simple test objects and can thus be advocated in medical imaging and nondestructive testing.

  2. Interference of small and of large quantum particles behind an asymmetric grating

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    Bozic, Mirjana; Arsenovic, Dusan [Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 57, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Vuskovic, Leposava [Old Dominion University, Department of Physics, 4600 Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23529 (United States)

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum theory of interference phenomena does not take the diameter of the particle into account, since particles were much smaller than the width of the slits before the rise of molecular interferometry. In the experiments with large molecules, the diameter of the particle has approached the width of the slits. Therefore, an analytical description of these cases should include a finite particle size. An asymmetric double-slit grating seems to be very suitable for the study of the influence of a particle's size on the interference pattern. We identify three characteristic cases for the ratio of slit widths {delta}{sub 1} and {delta}{sub 2} and the particle diameter D: D{delta}{sub 1} and D{delta}{sub 2}, {delta}{sub 1}>D>{delta}{sub 2}, and D>{delta}{sub 1}>{delta}{sub 2}. Taking into account the influence of both slits on the particle wave function, regardless of through which slit the particle passed, we treat the particle-wall interaction in a simple fashion, such that if the particle size is greater than the slit opening there is no transmission. The transverse momentum distribution is independent of the distance from the slits and the particle size, while the space distribution strongly depends on this distance and the particle size. We found that the interference is absent only when the particle's diameter is larger than both slit widths, D>{delta}{sub 1}>{delta}{sub 2}.

  3. Milagro Observations of Potential TeV Emitters

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    Abdo, A A; Allen, B T; Aune, T; Barber, A S; Berley, D; Braun, J; Chen, C; Christopher, G E; DeYoung, T; Dingus, B L; Ellsworth, R W; Gonzalez, M M; Goodman, J A; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Huntemeyer, P H; Imran, A; Kolterman, B E; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Morgan, T; Mincer, A I; Nemethy, P; Pretz, J; Ryan, J M; Parkinson, P M Saz; Schneider, M; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Vasileiou, V; Walker, G P; Williams, D A; Yodh, G B

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports the results from three targeted searches of Milagro TeV sky maps: two extragalactic point source lists and one pulsar source list. The first extragalactic candidate list consists of 709 candidates selected from the Fermi-LAT 2FGL catalog. The second extragalactic candidate list contains 31 candidates selected from the TeVCat source catalog that have been detected by imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs). In both extragalactic candidate lists Mkn 421 was the only source detected by Milagro. This paper presents the Milagro TeV flux for Mkn 421 and flux limits for the brighter Fermi-LAT extragalactic sources and for all TeVCat candidates. The pulsar list extends a previously published Milagro targeted search for Galactic sources. With the 32 new gamma-ray pulsars identified in 2FGL, the number of pulsars that are studied by both Fermi-LAT and Milagro is increased to 52. In this sample, we find that the probability of Milagro detecting a TeV emission coincident with a pulsar increase...

  4. A 3 TeV Muon Collider Lattice Design

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    Alexahin, Y.; Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; /Fermilab

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new lattice for 3 TeV c.o.m. energy with {beta}* = 5mm was developed which follows the basic concept of the earlier 1.5 TeV design but uses quad triplets for the final focus in order to keep the maximum magnet strength and aperture close to those in 1.5 TeV case. Another difference is employment of combined-function magnets with the goal to lower heat deposition in magnet cold mass and to eliminate bending field free regions which produce 'hot spots' of neutrino radiation that can be an issue at higher energy. The proposed lattice is shown to satisfy the requirements on luminosity, dynamic aperture and momentum acceptance.

  5. Isovector EMC effect explains the NuTeV anomaly

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    I. C. Clot; W. Bentz; A. W. Thomas

    2009-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutron or proton excess in nuclei leads to an isovector-vector mean-field which, through its coupling to the quarks in a bound nucleon, implies a shift in the quark distributions with respect to the Bjorken scaling variable. We show that this result leads to an additional correction to the NuTeV measurement of sin^2(Theta_W). The sign of this correction is largely model independent and acts to reduce their result. Explicit calculation within a covariant and confining Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model predicts that this vector field correction accounts for approximately two-thirds of the NuTeV anomaly. We are therefore led to offer a new interpretation of the NuTeV measurement, namely, that it is further evidence for the medium modification of the bound nucleon wavefunction.

  6. Isovector EMC Effect and the NuTeV Anomaly

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    Cloeet, I. C. [Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-1560 (United States); Bentz, W. [Department of Physics, School of Science, Tokai University, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa 259-1292 (Japan); Thomas, A. W. [Jefferson Lab, 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23606, USA and College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187 (United States)

    2009-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutron or proton excess in nuclei leads to an isovector-vector mean field which, through its coupling to the quarks in a bound nucleon, implies a shift in the quark distributions with respect to the Bjorken scaling variable. We show that this result leads to an additional correction to the NuTeV measurement of sin{sup 2}theta{sub W}. The sign of this correction is largely model independent and acts to reduce their result. Explicit calculation in nuclear matter within a covariant and confining Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model predicts that this vector field correction may account for a substantial fraction of the NuTeV anomaly. We are therefore led to offer a new interpretation of the NuTeV measurement, namely, that it provides further evidence for the medium modification of the bound nucleon wave function.

  7. arond te dual-axis: Topics by E-print Network

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    than the resolution achieved or foreseen in experimental searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay. The 128Te and 120Te Q values were found to be 865.87(131) keV and...

  8. Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based...

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    Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for Improved Performance. Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for...

  9. Is the Universe transparent to TeV photons?

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    W. Kluzniak

    1999-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    If Lorentz invariance is broken at an energy scale Eq, as has recently been suggested in the context of attempts to quantize gravity, the kinematics of photon-photon collisions would be profoundly affected at lower energies. Specifically, electron-positron pair creation on soft photons may be forbidden at photon energies as low as 30 TeV times square root of (Eq/10**17 GeV) and the Universe would then be transparent to high energy photons. The proposition that Lorentz invariance is broken may be falsified by the techniques of TeV astronomy.

  10. High contrast, CdTe portal scanner for radiation therapy

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    Entine, G.; Squillante, M.R.; Hahn, R.; Cirignano, L.J.; McGann, W. (Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., Watertown, MA (United States)); Biggs, P.J. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (United States))

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on one of the most promising new technologies for improving the qualify of radiation therapy, the use of real-time systems to produce portal images. In the authors' approach, they are constructing a linear array of 256 CdTe photovoltaic detectors attached to a very compact linear scanner, all of which will be mounted in a cassette shaped package to be located under the patient table. The high stopping power of the CdTe allows a high contrast image to be made using only a single Linac pulse per line, resulting in a high contrast image in under 5 seconds.

  11. Optically induced magnetic polarons in EuTe

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    Henriques, A. B.; Galgano, G. D. [Instituto de Fsica, Universidade de So Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970, So Paulo (Brazil); Abramof, E.; Rappl, P. H. O. [LAS - INPE, Av. Dos Astronautas, 1758, 12227-010, So Jos dos Campos (Brazil)

    2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Direct measurements of the photoinduced magnetization in EuTe, using a two color pump-and-probe technique, are presented. The photoinduced effect was pumped using photons of above-the-bandgap energy, and detected by the Faraday rotation of a probe beam of energy below-the-bandgap. The photoinduced Faraday rotation changes sign, as expected from our model for the optically induced magnetic polaron. The EuTe spin-flop transition at low fields is also detected as a sharp step in the photoinduced Faraday rotation, and its observation provides additional supports for the photoinduced polaron model.

  12. Indication of Te segregation in laser-irradiated ZnTe observed by in situ coherent-phonon spectroscopy

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    Shimada, Toru [Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin (Germany); Hirosaki University, 1 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8152 (Japan); Kamaraju, N., E-mail: nkamaraju@lanl.gov [Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin (Germany); Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Frischkorn, Christian [Department of Physics, Free University of Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin (Germany); Wolf, Martin; Kampfrath, Tobias [Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin (Germany)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We irradiate a ZnTe single crystal with 10-fs laser pulses at a repetition rate of 80?MHz and investigate its resulting gradual modification by means of coherent-phonon spectroscopy. We observe the emergence of a phonon mode at about 3.6?THz whose amplitude and lifetime grow monotonously with irradiation time. The speed of this process depends sensitively on the pump-pulse duration. Our observations strongly indicate that the emerging phonon mode arises from a Te phase induced by multiphoton absorption of incident laser pulses. A potential application of our findings is laser-machining of microstructures in the bulk of a ZnTe crystal, a highly relevant electrooptic material.

  13. Sub-TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics using Large Air Cerenkov Toru Tanimori3)

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    Enomoto, Ryoji

    detection of persistent TeV gamma-ray emission from the Crab in 1989, several type of TeV gamma-ray sources the huge black holes at the center of galaxies. Recent detections of TeV gamma- ray emission from several+514, SN1006 Fig. 2. GeV gamma-ray source catalog detected by EGRET in galactic coordinates, where six Te

  14. Four combinations of two cosine gratings, the 2nd and 6th harmonics of a 0.5 c/deg grating (1 c/deg and 3 c/deg respectively), were used as the target stimulus patterns. Pattern 1 is the 2nd harmonic in isolation, pattern 2 is the 6th harmonic in isolatio

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    Klein, Stanley

    METHODS Four combinations of two cosine gratings, the 2nd and 6th harmonics of a 0.5 c/deg grating harmonic in isolation, pattern 2 is the 6th harmonic in isolation, pattern 3 is the 2nd plus the 6th and pattern 4 is the 2nd minus the 6th. The one-dimensional noise was the sum of 1st-7th harmonics of a 0.5c

  15. Combined heat treatment and acid hydrolysis of cassava grate waste (CGW) biomass for ethanol production

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    Agu, R.C.; Amadife, A.E.; Ude, C.M.; Onyia, A.; Ogu, E.O. [Enugu State Univ. of Science and Technology (Nigeria). Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences] [Enugu State Univ. of Science and Technology (Nigeria). Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences; Okafor, M.; Ezejiofor, E. [Nnamdi Azikiwe Univ., Awka (Nigeria). Dept. of Applied Microbiology] [Nnamdi Azikiwe Univ., Awka (Nigeria). Dept. of Applied Microbiology

    1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of combined heat treatment and acid hydrolysis (various concentrations) on cassava grate waste (CGW) biomass for ethanol production was investigated. At high concentrations of H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} (1--5 M), hydrolysis of the CGW biomass was achieved but with excessive charring or dehydration reaction. At lower acid concentrations, hydrolysis of CGW biomass was also achieved with 0.3--0.5 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, while partial hydrolysis was obtained below 0.3 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} (the lowest acid concentration that hydrolyzed CGW biomass) at 120 C and 1 atm pressure for 30 min. A 60% process efficiency was achieved with 0.3 M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} in hydrolyzing the cellulose and lignin materials present in the CGW biomass. High acid concentration is therefore not required for CGW biomass hydrolysis. The low acid concentration required for CGW biomass hydrolysis, as well as the minimal cost required for detoxification of CGW biomass because of low hydrogen cyanide content of CGW biomass would seem to make this process very economical. From three liters of the CGW biomass hydrolysate obtained from hydrolysis with 0.3M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}, ethanol yield was 3.5 (v/v%) after yeast fermentation. However, although the process resulted in gainful utilization of CGW biomass, additional costs would be required to effectively dispose new by-products generated from CGW biomass processing.

  16. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 13881391 Bifacial configurations for CdTe solar cells

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 91 (2007) 13881391 Bifacial configurations for CdTe solar We present a different back contact for CdTe solar cell by the application of only a transparent that acts as a free-Cu stable back contact and at the same time allows to realize bifacial CdTe solar cells

  17. Surveying the TeV Sky with Milagro C.P. Lansdell for the Milagro Collaboration

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    .9, the Cygnus region of the galaxy becomes the most luminous source of TeV gamma rays in the Northern skySurveying the TeV Sky with Milagro C.P. Lansdell for the Milagro Collaboration University sky. In addition to detecting the known TeV sources of the Crab Nebula and Markarian 421, Milagro has

  18. Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Stan D. Wullschleger

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    Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Stan D. Wullschleger://csite.eds.ornl.gov PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) project conducts research of switchgrass growing in the field. #12;Carbon Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems (CSiTE) tion of inputs

  19. NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance.

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    NREL study may provide future guidance in improving CdS/CdTe photovoltaic device performance. The majority of minority carrier lifetime (MCL) studies performed on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices have Carrier Lifetime Measurements in Superstrate and Substrate CdTe PV Devices." Proc. 37th IEEE Photovoltaic

  20. DISSERTATION ELECTRON-REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS

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    Sites, James R.

    DISSERTATION ELECTRON-REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS Submitted by Kuo-Jui Hsiao ELECTRON- REFLECTOR STRATEGY FOR CdTe THIN-FILM SOLAR CELLS BE ACCEPTED AS FULFILLING IN PART REQUIREMENTS-FILM SOLAR CELLS The CdTe thin-film solar cell has a large absorption coefficient and high theoretical

  1. AL TE X 2" The macro package for TEX

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    Mintmire, John W.

    such as xdvi, which actually uses the `.dvi' file. 2.A "transcript" or `.log' file that contains summary-201-13448-9, published jointly by the American Mathemat* *ical Society and Addison-Wesley Publishing Company-Wesley Publ* *ish- ing Company, 2nd edition, 1994. The LaTeX Companion, by Michel Goossens, Frank

  2. Simple shear processing of bulk BI?TE? alloys

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    Im, Jae-taek

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this work is to determine the appropriate extrusion conditions of cast Bi?Te? alloys via equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) to produce material that has a fine grain size (5~30[]m), uniform grain morphology and low grain...

  3. TeV Particle Astrophysics II: Summary comments

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    Thomas K. Gaisser

    2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A unifying theme of this conference was the use of different approaches to understand astrophysical sources of energetic particles in the TeV range and above. In this summary I review how gamma-ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy and (to some extent) gravitational wave astronomy provide complementary avenues to understanding the origin and role of high-energy particles in energetic astrophysical sources.

  4. Reverse Monte Carlo simulation of Se{sub 80}Te{sub 20} and Se{sub 80}Te{sub 15}Sb{sub 5} glasses

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    Abdel-Baset, A. M.; Rashad, M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science , Assiut University, Assiut, P.O. Box 71516 (Egypt); Moharram, A. H. [Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz Univ., Rabigh Branch, P.O. Box 433 (Saudi Arabia)

    2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Two-dimensional Monte Carlo of the total pair distribution functions g(r) is determined for Se{sub 80}Te{sub 20} and Se{sub 80}Te{sub 15}Sb{sub 5} alloys, and then it used to assemble the three-dimensional atomic configurations using the reverse Monte Carlo simulation. The partial pair distribution functions g{sub ij}(r) indicate that the basic structure unit in the Se{sub 80}Te{sub 15}Sb{sub 5} glass is di-antimony tri-selenide units connected together through Se-Se and Se-Te chain. The structure of Se{sub 80}Te{sub 20} alloys is a chain of Se-Te and Se-Se in addition to some rings of Se atoms.

  5. Coherent Atom Optics With Fast Metastable Beams: Metastable Helium Diffraction By 1D and 2D Magnetized Reflection Gratings

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    Grucker, J.; Baudon, J.; Karam, J.-C.; Perales, F.; Ducloy, M. [Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, UMR-CNRS 7538, Universite Paris 13, 99, Avenue J.B. Clement, 93430-Villetaneuse (France); Bocvarski, V. [Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11080 - Belgrade-Zemun (Serbia and Montenegro)

    2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    1D and 2D reflection gratings (Permalloy stripes or dots deposited on silicon), immersed in an external homogeneous static magnetic field, are used to study 1D and 2D diffraction of fast metastable helium atoms He* (23S1). Both the grazing incidence used here and the repulsive potential (for sub-level m = -1) generated by the magnetisation reduce the quenching effect. This periodically structured potential is responsible for the diffraction in the incidence plane as well as for the diffraction in the perpendicular plane.

  6. THE PERFORMANCE OF THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYING PHOTOVOLTAIC Cu22014x Te-CdTe HETEROJUNCTIONS (1)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    195 THE PERFORMANCE OF THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS EMPLOYING PHOTOVOLTAIC Cu22014x Te the theore- tical optimum for conversion of solar energy by the intrinsic photovoltaic effect and lower degradation rates to penetrating radiation and 2) shorter minority carrier lifetimes are per

  7. HIGH SPATIAL-RESOLUTION IMAGING OF TE INCLUSIONS IN CZT MATERIAL.

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    CAMARDA, G.S.; BOLOTNIKOV, A.E.; CARINI, G.A.; CUI, Y.; KOHMAN, K.T.; LI, L.; JAMES, R.B.

    2006-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new results from our studies of defects in current single-crystal CdZnTe material. Our previous measurements, carried out on thin ({approx}1 mm) and long (>12 mm) CZT detectors, indicated that small (1-20 {micro}m) Te inclusions can significantly degrade the device's energy resolution and detection efficiency. We are conducting detailed studies of the effects of Te inclusions by employing different characterization techniques with better spatial resolution, such as quantitative fluorescence mapping, X-ray micro-diffraction, and TEM. Also, IR microscopy and gamma-mapping with pulse-shape analysis with higher spatial resolution generated more accurate results in the areas surrounding the micro-defects (Te inclusions). Our results reveal how the performance of CdZnTe detectors is influenced by Te inclusions, such as their spatial distribution, concentration, and size. We also discuss a model of charge transport through areas populated with Te inclusions.

  8. GNOSIS: THE FIRST INSTRUMENT TO USE FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS FOR OH SUPPRESSION

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    Trinh, Christopher Q.; Ellis, Simon C.; Bland-Hawthorn, Joss; Bryant, Julia; O'Byrne, John [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Lawrence, Jon S.; Horton, Anthony J.; Shortridge, Keith; Case, Scott; Colless, Matthew; Gers, Luke; Lee, Steve; Miziarski, Stan [Australian Astronomical Observatory, 105 Delhi Road, North Ryde, P.O. Box 915, NSW 1670 (Australia); Leon-Saval, Sergio G. [Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Couch, Warrick; Glazebrook, Karl [Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122 (Australia); Freeman, Kenneth [Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Weston Creek, ACT 2611 (Australia); Loehmannsroeben, Hans-Gerd [innoFSPEC-Institut fuer Chemie/Physikalische Chemie, Universitaet Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, D-14476 Potsdam-Golm (Germany); Haynes, Roger; Roth, Martin M., E-mail: c.trinh@physics.usyd.edu.au [innoFSPEC-Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam (Germany); and others

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The near-infrared is an important part of the spectrum in astronomy, especially in cosmology because the light from objects in the early universe is redshifted to these wavelengths. However, deep near-infrared observations are extremely difficult to make from ground-based telescopes due to the bright background from the atmosphere. Nearly all of this background comes from the bright and narrow emission lines of atmospheric hydroxyl (OH) molecules. The atmospheric background cannot be easily removed from data because the brightness fluctuates unpredictably on short timescales. The sensitivity of ground-based optical astronomy far exceeds that of near-infrared astronomy because of this long-standing problem. GNOSIS is a prototype astrophotonic instrument that utilizes 'OH suppression fibers' consisting of fiber Bragg gratings and photonic lanterns to suppress the 103 brightest atmospheric emission doublets between 1.47 and 1.7 {mu}m. GNOSIS was commissioned at the 3.9 m Anglo-Australian Telescope with the IRIS2 spectrograph to demonstrate the potential of OH suppression fibers, but may be potentially used with any telescope and spectrograph combination. Unlike previous atmospheric suppression techniques GNOSIS suppresses the lines before dispersion and in a manner that depends purely on wavelength. We present the instrument design and report the results of laboratory and on-sky tests from commissioning. While these tests demonstrated high throughput ( Almost-Equal-To 60%) and excellent suppression of the skylines by the OH suppression fibers, surprisingly GNOSIS produced no significant reduction in the interline background and the sensitivity of GNOSIS+IRIS2 is about the same as IRIS2. It is unclear whether the lack of reduction in the interline background is due to physical sources or systematic errors as the observations are detector noise dominated. OH suppression fibers could potentially impact ground-based astronomy at the level of adaptive optics or greater. However, until a clear reduction in the interline background and the corresponding increasing in sensitivity is demonstrated optimized OH suppression fibers paired with a fiber-fed spectrograph will at least provide a real benefit at low resolving powers.

  9. High Efficiency CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Prepared by Treating CdTe Films with a Freon Gas in Substitution of CdCl2

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    High Efficiency CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Prepared by Treating CdTe Films with a Freon Gas process. A further simplification has been done by substituting the CdCl2 step by treating CdTe films to treat CdTe. In this case CdCl2 vapor is obtained by a source facing the CdTe film or conveyed from

  10. High-efficiency large-area CdTe panels

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    Albright, S.P.; Chamberlin, R.R.; Jordan, J.F. (Photon Energy, Inc., El Paso, TX (USA))

    1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this three year effort has been to develop an improved materials technology and fabrication process for limited volume production of 1 ft{sup 2} and 4 ft{sup 2} CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. The module stability objective by the end of this three year subcontract was to develop techniques to provide ten year life exploration with no greater than 10% degradation. In order to achieve these efficiency and stability objectives, the research program has been separated into tasks including: (1) analysis and characterization of CdS/CdTe Devices; (2) performance optimization on small cells; (3) encapsulation and stability testing; and (4) module efficiency optimization. 27 refs., 18 figs., 3 tabs.

  11. Charge transport properties of CdMnTe radiation detectors

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    Kim K.; Rafiel, R.; Boardman, M.; Reinhard, I.; Sarbutt, A.; Watt, G.; Watt, C.; Uxa, S.; Prokopovich, D.A.; Belas, E.; Bolotnikov, A.E.; James, R.B.

    2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Growth, fabrication and characterization of indium-doped cadmium manganese telluride (CdMnTe)radiation detectors have been described. Alpha-particle spectroscopy measurements and time resolved current transient measurements have yielded an average charge collection efficiency approaching 100 %. Spatially resolved charge collection efficiency maps have been produced for a range of detector bias voltages. Inhomogeneities in the charge transport of the CdMnTe crystals have been associated with chains of tellurium inclusions within the detector bulk. Further, it has been shown that the role of tellurium inclusions in degrading chargecollection is reduced with increasing values of bias voltage. The electron transit time was determined from time of flight measurements. From the dependence of drift velocity on applied electric field the electron mobility was found to be n = (718 55) cm2/Vs at room temperature.

  12. Evidence for TeV Emission from GRB 970417a

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Ryan, J M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, C; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Tmer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Milagrito, a detector sensitive to very high energy gamma rays, monitored the northern sky from February 1997 through May 1998. With a large field of view and a high duty cycle, this instrument was well suited to perform a search for TeV gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). We report on a search made for TeV counterparts to GRBs observed by BATSE. BATSE detected 54 GRBs within the field of view of Milagrito during this period. An excess of events coincident in time and space with one of these bursts, GRB 970417a, was observed by Milagrito. The excess has a chance probability of $2.8 \\times 10^{-5}$ of being a fluctuation of the background. The probability for observing an excess at least this large from any of the 54 bursts is $1.5 \\times 10^{-3}$. No significant correlations were detected from the other bursts.

  13. Evidence for TeV Emission from GRB 970417a

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    The Milagro Collaboration; R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; B. Shen; A. Shoup; C. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    2000-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Milagrito, a detector sensitive to very high energy gamma rays, monitored the northern sky from February 1997 through May 1998. With a large field of view and a high duty cycle, this instrument was well suited to perform a search for TeV gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). We report on a search made for TeV counterparts to GRBs observed by BATSE. BATSE detected 54 GRBs within the field of view of Milagrito during this period. An excess of events coincident in time and space with one of these bursts, GRB 970417a, was observed by Milagrito. The excess has a chance probability of $2.8 \\times 10^{-5}$ of being a fluctuation of the background. The probability for observing an excess at least this large from any of the 54 bursts is $1.5 \\times 10^{-3}$. No significant correlations were detected from the other bursts.

  14. Density functional simulations of phase change materials: disordered phases of Ge8Sb2Te11 and Ag/In/Sb/Te alloys

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    E*PCOS2009 Density functional simulations of phase change materials: disordered phases of Ge8Sb2Te75.0Te17.7 (AIST). These represent two families used widely as phase change materials: pseudobinary and more flexible than those of Ag. Key words: Phase change materials, density functional calculations

  15. Milagrito Detection of TeV Emission from Mrk 501

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tmer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagro water Cherenkov detector near Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been operated as a sky monitor at energies of a few TeV between February 1997 and April 1998. Serving as a test run for the full Milagro detector, Milagrito has taken data during the strong and long-lasting 1997 flare of Mrk 501. We present results from the analysis of Mrk 501 and compare the excess and background rates with expectations from the detector simulations.

  16. Milagrito Detection of TeV Emission from Mrk 501

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    R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagro water Cherenkov detector near Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been operated as a sky monitor at energies of a few TeV between February 1997 and April 1998. Serving as a test run for the full Milagro detector, Milagrito has taken data during the strong and long-lasting 1997 flare of Mrk 501. We present results from the analysis of Mrk 501 and compare the excess and background rates with expectations from the detector simulations.

  17. Directional correlation measurements for gamma transitions in /sup 127/Te

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    de Souza, M.O.M.D.; Saxena, R.N.

    1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The directional correlation of coincident ..gamma.. transitions in /sup 127/Te has been measured following the ..beta../sup -/ decay of /sup 127/Sb (T/sub 1/2/ = 3.9 d) using Ge(Li)-Ge(Li) and Ge(Li)-NaI(T1) gamma spectrometers. Measurements have been carried out for 14 gamma cascades resulting in the determination of multipole mixing ratios delta(E2/M1) for 15 ..gamma.. transitions. The present results permitted a definite spin assignment of (7/2) for the 785 keV level and confirmation of several previous assignments to other levels in /sup 127/Te. The g factor of the 340 keV ((9/2)/sup -/) level has also been measured using the integral perturbed angular correlation method in the hyperfine magnetic field of a Te in Ni matrix. The results of the g factor as well as the mixing ratio for the 252 keV ((9/2)/sup -/..-->..(11/2)/sup -/) transition support the earlier interpretation of this state as an anomalous coupling state.

  18. TeV Scale Lepton Number Violation and Baryogenesis

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    Dev, P S Bhupal; Mohapatra, R N

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Contrary to the common lore based on naive dimensional analysis, the seesaw scale for neutrino masses can be naturally in the TeV range, with small parameters coming from radiative corrections. We present one such class of type-I seesaw models, based on the left-right gauge group $SU(2)_L\\times SU(2)_R\\times U(1)_{B-L}$ realized at the TeV scale, which fits the observed neutrino oscillation parameters as well as other low energy constraints. We discuss how the small parameters of this scenario can arise naturally from one loop effects. The neutrino fits in this model use quasi-degenerate heavy Majorana neutrinos, as also required to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in our Universe via resonant leptogenesis mechanism. We discuss the constraints implied by the dynamics of this mechanism on the mass of the right-handed gauge boson in this class of models with enhanced neutrino Yukawa couplings compared to the canonical seesaw model and find a lower bound of $m_{W_R}\\geq 9.9$ TeV for successful leptogenesi...

  19. First observation of a plasmon-mediated tunable photoresponse in a grating-gated InGaAs/InP HEMT for millimeter-wave detection

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    Peale, Robert E.

    First observation of a plasmon-mediated tunable photoresponse in a grating-gated InGaAs/InP HEMT-radiation to plasmons in the two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) of the HEMT. The resonant excitation of plasmons, which-scale frequency-agile mm-wave detectors, which may be scaled to THz frequencies. Keywords: HEMT, Plasmon

  20. October 1, 2003 / Vol. 28, No. 19 / OPTICS LETTERS 1823 Tuning of laser pulse shapes in grating-based compressors for

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    Geddes, Cameron Guy Robinson

    October 1, 2003 / Vol. 28, No. 19 / OPTICS LETTERS 1823 Tuning of laser pulse shapes in grating, C. B. Schroeder, E. Esarey, and W. P. Leemans Lasers Optics and Accelerator Systems Integrated to optimize a laser-plasma electron accelerator. 2003 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: 320.5520, 320

  1. ZnS and ZnSe immersion gratings for astronomical high-resolution spectroscopy - evaluation of internal attenuation of bulk materials in the short NIR region

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    Ikeda, Y; Kobayashi, N; Kondo, S; Yasui, C; Kuzmenko, P J; Tokoro, H; Terada, H

    2009-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We measure the internal attenuation of bulk crystals of CVD-ZnS, CVD-ZnSe, Si, and GaAs, in the short near-infrared (sNIR) region to evaluate the possibility of astronomical immersion gratings with those high refractive index materials. We confirm that multispectral grade CVD-ZnS and CVD-ZnSe are best suited for the immersion gratings, with the smallest internal attenuation of {alpha}{sub att} = 0.01-0.03 cm{sup -1} among the major candidates. The measured attenuation is roughly in proportion to {lambda}{sup -2}, suggesting it is dominated by bulk scattering due to the polycrystalline grains rather than by absorption. The total transmittance in the immersion grating is estimated to be at least > 80 %, even for the spectral resolution of R = 300,000. Two potential problems, the scattered light by the bulk material and the degradation of the spectral resolution due to the gradient illumination in the diffracted beam, are investigated and found to be negligible for usual astronomical applications. Since the remaining problem, the difficulty of cutting grooves on CVD-ZnS and CVD-ZnSe, has recently been overcome by the nanoprecision fly-cutting technique, ZnS and ZnSe immersion gratings for astronomy can be technically realized.

  2. IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, VOL. 5, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1999 75 Diffraction Grating Scanners Using

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    Merat, Francis L.

    THERE is an increasing need in today's marketplace to develop low-cost high-precision optical scanners for a variety with single and pyramidal diffraction grating elements fabricated on the polished surface of large-area rotors, the technology has advanced toward optical applications [2]. A 20- m-tall reflective nickel polygon, plated

  3. Development of ZnTe:Cu Contacts for CdTe Solar Cells: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-320

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    Dhere, R.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The main focus of the work at NREL was on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe contacts to CdTe solar cells in the substrate configuration. The work performed under the CRADA utilized the substrate device structure used at NREL previously. All fabrication was performed at NREL. We worked on the development of Cu-doped ZnTe as well as variety of other contacts such as Sb-doped ZnTe, CuxTe, and MoSe2. We were able to optimize the contacts to improve device parameters. The improvement was obtained primarily through increasing the open-circuit voltage, to values as high as 760 mV, leading to device efficiencies of 7%.

  4. Reproducible strain measurement in electronic devices by applying integer multiple to scanning grating in scanning moir fringe imaging

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    Kim, Suhyun, E-mail: u98kim@surface.phys.titech.ac.jp; Jung, Younheum; Kim, Joong Jung; Lee, Sunyoung; Lee, Haebum [Memory Analysis Science and Engineering Group, Samsung Electronics, San #16 Hwasung-city, Gyeonggi-Do 445-701 (Korea, Republic of); Kondo, Yukihito [EM Business Unit, JEOL Ltd., 3-1-2 Musashino, Akishima, Tokyo 196-8558 (Japan)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Scanning moir fringe (SMF) imaging by high-angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy was used to measure the strain field in the channel of a transistor with a CoSi{sub 2} source and drain. Nanometer-scale SMFs were formed with a scanning grating size of d{sub s} at integer multiples of the Si crystal lattice spacing d{sub l} (d{sub s} ? nd{sub l}, n = 2, 3, 4, 5). The moir fringe formula was modified to establish a method for quantifying strain measurement. We showed that strain fields in a transistor measured by SMF images were reproducible with an accuracy of 0.02%.

  5. SubTeV GammaRay Astrophysics using Large Air Toru Tanimori 3)

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    Enomoto, Ryoji

    detection of persistent TeV gammaray emission from the Crab in 1989, several type of TeV gammaray sources the huge black holes at the center of galaxies. Recent detections of TeV gamma ray emission from severalES2344+514, SN1006 Fig. 2. GeV gammaray source catalog detected by EGRET in galactic coordinates

  6. High Efficiency Single Crystal CdTe Solar Cells: November 19, 2009 - January 31, 2011

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    Carmody, M.; Gilmore, A.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the program was to develop single crystal CdTe-based top cells grown on Si solar cells as a platform for the subsequent manufacture of high efficiency tandem cells for CPV applications. The keys to both the single junction and the tandem junction cell architectures are the ability to grow high quality single-crystal CdTe and CdZnTe layers on p-type Si substrates, to dope the CdTe and CdZnTe controllably, both n and p-type, and to make low resistance ohmic front and back contacts. EPIR demonstrated the consistent MBE growth of CdTe/Si and CdZnTe/Si having high crystalline quality despite very large lattice mismatches; epitaxial CdTe/Si and CdZnTe/Si consistently showed state-of-the-art electron mobilities and good hole mobilities; bulk minority carrier recombination lifetimes of unintentionally p-doped CdTe and CdZnTe grown by MBE on Si were demonstrated to be consistently of order 100 ns or longer; desired n- and p-doping levels were achieved; solar cell series specific resistances <10 ?-cm2 were achieved; A single-junction solar cell having a state-of-the-art value of Voc and a unverified 16.4% efficiency was fabricated from CdZnTe having a 1.80 eV bandgap, ideal for the top junction in a tandem cell with a Si bottom junction.

  7. OpTeC Annual Meeting Agenda 1 11 Sept. 2014 Optical Science & Engineering Conference

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    in an SOFC #12;OpTeC Annual Meeting Agenda 2 11 Sept. 2014 9:40 am Alexander Mikhaylov,a Lauren Bennett

  8. Characterization and Analysis of CIGS and CdTE Solar Cells: December 2004 - July 2008

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    Sites, J. R.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The work reported here embodies a device-physics approach based on careful measurement and interpretation of data from CIGS and CdTe solar cells.

  9. MHK Projects/TE4 | 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 Jump to: navigation, searchJintangTE4 <

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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 |JilinLuOpenNorthOlympiaAnalysis) Jump to:PUD No 1 ofPV SolarPVA TePla

  11. Enhanced Diffraction from a Grating on the Surface of a Negative-Index Metamaterial D. R. Smith, P. M. Rye, J. J. Mock, D. C. Vier, and A. F. Starr

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    Nemat-Nasser, Sia

    Enhanced Diffraction from a Grating on the Surface of a Negative-Index Metamaterial D. R. Smith, P be carefully reexamined in the context of negative-index media. For example, in an analysis of the imaging

  12. Constraints on the TeV source population and its contribution to the galactic diffuse TeV emission

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    Casanova, Sabrina

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection by the HESS atmospheric Cerenkov telescope of fourteen new sources from the Galactic plane makes it possible to estimate the contribution of unresolved sources like those detected by HESS to the diffuse Galactic emission measured by the Milagro Collaboration. The number-intensity relation and the luminosity function for the HESS source population are investigated. By evaluating the contribution of such a source population to the diffuse emission we conclude that a significant fraction of the TeV energy emission measured by the Milagro experiment could be due to unresolved sources like HESS sources. Predictions concerning the number of sources which Veritas, Milagro, and HAWC should detect are also given.

  13. Constraints on the TeV source population and its contribution to the galactic diffuse TeV emission

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    Sabrina Casanova; Brenda L. Dingus

    2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The detection by the HESS atmospheric Cerenkov telescope of fourteen new sources from the Galactic plane makes it possible to estimate the contribution of unresolved sources like those detected by HESS to the diffuse Galactic emission measured by the Milagro Collaboration. The number-intensity relation and the luminosity function for the HESS source population are investigated. By evaluating the contribution of such a source population to the diffuse emission we conclude that a significant fraction of the TeV energy emission measured by the Milagro experiment could be due to unresolved sources like HESS sources. Predictions concerning the number of sources which Veritas, Milagro, and HAWC should detect are also given.

  14. ZnO/Sn:In2O3 and ZnO/CdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber...

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    ZnOSn:In2O3 and ZnOCdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber photovoltaics . ZnOSn:In2O3 and ZnOCdTe band offsets for extremely thin absorber photovoltaics . Abstract: Band...

  15. Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles using Rapid Thermal Annealing

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    Post-Synthesis Crystallinity Tailoring of Water-Soluble Polymer Encapsulated CdTe Nanoparticles CdTe NPs have been demonstrated suitable for use in applications involving efficient solar cells

  16. Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    OG 2.3.07 Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope Gus for short duration bursts of TeV photons. Such bursts may result from "traditional" gamma-ray bursts to gamma-ray bursts, the final stages of black hole evaporation) the most compelling reason may

  17. Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven Coperatieve Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven U.A., gevestigd te Eindhoven

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    Franssen, Michael

    Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven Coperatieve Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven U.A., gevestigd te Eindhoven Ingeschreven bij de K.v.K. Oost-Brabant te Eindhoven onder nr. 17008015/BTW-identificatienummer NL0013.43.087.B.01 Postal address Postbus 301, 5600 AH Eindhoven To the student Office Address Kronehoefstraat 87

  18. Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven Coperatieve Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven U.A., gevestigd te Eindhoven

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    Franssen, Michael

    Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven Coperatieve Rabobank Eindhoven-Veldhoven U.A., gevestigd te Eindhoven Ingeschreven bij de K.v.K. Oost-Brabant te Eindhoven onder nr. 17008015/BTW-identificatienummer NL0013.43.087.B.01 Office Address Kronehoefstraat 87, Eindhoven Telephone Fax E-mail Website (040) 293 60 00 (040

  19. A Search for TeV Emission from Active Galaxies using the Milagro Observatory

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    that observes very high energy gamma rays (100 GeV to 100 TeV) using the water-Cerenkov technique Mexico, Milagro observes most of the Northern Hemisphere over the course of a day. The high duty cycleV candidates. Active galaxies have been observed to be highly variable at TeV energies. To test for episodic

  20. NUMERICAL MODELING OF CIGS AND CdTe SOLAR CELLS: SETTING THE BASELINE

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    Sites, James R.

    NUMERICAL MODELING OF CIGS AND CdTe SOLAR CELLS: SETTING THE BASELINE M. Gloeckler, A important complications that are often found in experimental CIGS and CdTe solar cells. 1. INTRODUCTION Numerical modeling of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells is an important strategy to test the viability

  1. $?$ and $?$ Production in Proton-Proton Collisions at E=13 TeV

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    Leonard S. Kisslinger; Debasish Das

    2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This article is an extension of our recent studies of $\\Psi$ and $\\Upsilon$ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with E=$\\sqrt{s}$=8.0 TeV to E=13 TeV

  2. Field emission cooling of thermoelectric semiconductor PbTe M. S. Chung,1,a

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    Mayer, Alexandre

    Field emission cooling of thermoelectric semiconductor PbTe M. S. Chung,1,a A. Mayer,2 B. L. Weiss due to field emission from n-type PbTe, a typical thermoelectric material. We show that, by calculating the average energies of field and replacement electrons, the energy exchange in field emission

  3. Thermoelectric Properties Modeling of Bi2Te3 Seungwon Lee and Paul von Allmen

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    Goddard III, William A.

    Thermoelectric Properties Modeling of Bi2Te3 Seungwon Lee and Paul von Allmen Jet propulsion/23/2005 Overview Introduce EZTB a modeling tool for thermoelectric properties using a tight-binding model-binding parameters for Bi2Te3. Present the accuracy of the modeling tool with the thermoelectric properties of Bi2

  4. Industrial Upscaling of CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells , A. Bosioa

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    , these devices are already produced in modules of 60x120 cm2 by two companies, namely Antec Solar in GermanyIndustrial Upscaling of CdTe/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells N. Romeoa , A. Bosioa , A. Romeob , S, ABSTRACT: CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells, since they are made with easily scalable techniques

  5. Unusual Otto excitation dynamics and enhanced coupling of light to TE plasmons in graphene

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    Park, Namkyoo

    Unusual Otto excitation dynamics and enhanced coupling of light to TE plasmons in graphene Daniel R are a unique and unusual aspect of graphene's plasmonic response that are predicted to manifest when the sign plasmons in graphene. We show that TE plasmons supported by graphene in an Otto configuration unusually

  6. Interconnected Slums: Water, Sanitation and Health in Abidjan, Co^te d'Ivoire

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    Richner, Heinz

    Interconnected Slums: Water, Sanitation and Health in Abidjan, Co^te d'Ivoire BRIGIT OBRIST, GUE contributed to this paper are: Gue´ladio Cisse´ (Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, Abidjan, Co^te d'Ivoire´tude de cas comparative, il examine les re´ponses aux proble`mes environnementaux dans un contexte aussi

  7. Research Overview Seminar Extreme astrophysics: mapping the TeV gamma ray sky

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    and a R&D Array is currently under construction + some neutrino and dark matter experiment R&D · Recent duty cycle, TeV -ray detector · Possibly essential input to the indirect detection of dark matter experiment · Which experiments: High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) TeV -ray experiment in Mexico (with

  8. $?$ and $?$ Production in Proton-Proton Collisions at E=13 TeV

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    Leonard S. Kisslinger; Debasish Das

    2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This article is an extension of our recent studies of $\\Psi$ and $\\Upsilon$ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with E=$\\sqrt{s}$=8.0 TeV to E=13 TeV

  9. Charge transport in mixed CdSe and CdTe colloidal nanocrystal films

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    Bawendi, Moungi G.

    We report the influence of trap states on charge transport through films of mixed CdTe and CdSe nanocrystals (NCs) between lateral electrodes, through layered films of CdTe and CdSe NCs in a layered geometry, and through ...

  10. THROUGH-THE-GLASS SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETRY OF CdTe SOLAR CELLS

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    Rockett, Angus

    THROUGH-THE-GLASS SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETRY OF CdTe SOLAR CELLS Jie Chen 1 , Jian Li 1 , Courtney of the optical structure of CdTe solar cells on transparent conducting oxide (TCO) coated glass superstrates. SE components from the coated glass before solar cell fabrication. A step-by-step fitting procedure identifies

  11. Coplanar grid CdZnTe detectors for space science applications Benjamin W. Sturm*a

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    He, Zhong

    Coplanar grid CdZnTe detectors for space science applications Benjamin W. Sturm*a , Zhong Hea of the latest coplanar grid CdZnTe detectors, which use the third- generation coplanar grid design into the material properties as well as the charge induction uniformity of the detector. Keywords: coplanar grid, Cd

  12. IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURE OF CdTe GAMMA RAY DETECTORS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    been made in the quality of chlorine-doped CdTe crystals manufactured by the traveling heater method discussing the process modifications studied in the program, the steps (formation, purification, and doping. - The reaction step of Cd and Te begins when the two elements are melted in the quartz ampule at temperatures

  13. Advanced CdTe Photovoltaic Technology: September 2007 - March 2009

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    Barth, K.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During the last eighteen months, Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar) has enjoyed significant success under the SAI program. During this time, a fully automated manufacturing line has been developed, fabricated and commissioned in Longmont, Colorado. The facility is fully integrated, converting glass and semiconductor materials into complete modules beneath its roof. At capacity, a glass panel will enter the factory every 10 seconds and emerge as a completed module two hours later. This facility is currently undergoing trials in preparation for large volume production of 120 x 60 cm thin film CdTe modules. Preceding the development of the large volume manufacturing capability, Abound Solar demonstrated long duration processing with excellent materials utilization for the manufacture of high efficiency 42 cm square modules. Abound Solar prototype modules have been measured with over 9% aperture area efficiency by NREL. Abound Solar demonstrated the ability to produce modules at industry leading low costs to NREL representatives. Costing models show manufacturing costs below $1/Watt and capital equipment costs below $1.50 per watt of annual manufacturing capacity. Under this SAI program, Abound Solar supported a significant research and development program at Colorado State University. The CSU team continues to make progress on device and materials analysis. Modeling for increased device performance and the effects of processing conditions on properties of CdTe PV were investigated.

  14. Growth of CdTe thin films on graphene by close-spaced sublimation method

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    Jung, Younghun; Yang, Gwangseok; Kim, Jihyun, E-mail: hyunhyun7@korea.ac.kr [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of); Chun, Seungju; Kim, Donghwan [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-701 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    CdTe thin films grown on bi-layer graphene were demonstrated by using the close-spaced sublimation method, where CdTe was selectively grown on the graphene. The density of the CdTe domains was increased with increasing the number of the defective sites in the graphene, which was controlled by the duration of UV exposure. The CdTe growth rate on the bi-layer graphene electrodes was 400?nm/min with a bandgap energy of 1.451.49?eV. Scanning electron microscopy, micro-Raman spectroscopy, micro-photoluminescence, and X-ray diffraction technique were used to confirm the high quality of the CdTe thin films grown on the graphene electrodes.

  15. TenTen: A New Array of Multi-TeV Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes

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    G. Rowell; V. Stamatescu; R. Clay; B. Dawson; J. Denman; R. Protheroe; A. G. K. Smith; G. Thornton; N. Wild

    2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The exciting results from H.E.S.S. point to a new population of gamma-ray sources at energies E > 10 TeV, paving the way for future studies and new discoveries in the multi-TeV energy range. Connected with these energies is the search for sources of PeV cosmic-rays (CRs) and the study of multi-TeV gamma-ray production in a growing number of astrophysical environments. TenTen is a proposed stereoscopic array (with a suggested site in Australia) of modest-sized (10 to 30m^2) Cherenkov imaging telescopes with a wide field of view (8 to 10deg diameter) optimised for the E~10 to 100 TeV range. TenTen will achieve an effective area of ~10 km^2 at energies above 10 TeV. We outline here the motivation for TenTen and summarise key performance parameters.

  16. Coupling between JET Pedestal ne-Te and Outer Target Plate Recycling: Consequences for JET ITER-Like-Wall Operation

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    Coupling between JET Pedestal ne-Te and Outer Target Plate Recycling: Consequences for JET ITER-Like-Wall Operation

  17. CdTe Feedstock Development and Validation: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-00280

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    Albin, D.

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of this work was to evaluate different CdTe feedstock formulations (feedstock provided by Redlen) to determine if they would significantly improve CdTe performance with ancillary benefits associated with whether changes in feedstock would affect CdTe cell processing and possibly reliability of cells. Feedstock also included attempts to intentionally dope the CdTe with pre-selected elements.

  18. Measurement of electron-hole friction in an n-doped GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well using optical transient-grating spectroscopy

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    Yang, Luyi; Koralek, J. D.; Orenstein, J.; Tibbetts, D. R.; Reno, J. L.; Lilly, M. P.

    2011-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We use phase-resolved transient grating spectroscopy to measure the drift and diffusion of electron-hole density waves in a semiconductor quantum well. The unique aspects of this optical probe allow us to determine the frictional force between a two-dimensional Fermi liquid of electrons and a dilute gas of holes. Knowledge of electron-hole friction enables prediction of ambipolar dynamics in high-mobility electron systems.

  19. Transient grating measurements of ambipolar diffusion and carrier recombination in InGaP/InAlP multiple quantum wells and InGaP bulk

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    Prasad, M.; Martinez, O.E.; Menoni, C.S. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)

    1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ambipolar diffusion coefficient and carrier recombination lifetime in InGaP/InAlP multiple quantum wells and InGaP epitaxial layers grown by gas source molecular beam epitaxy have been determined by measuring the diffraction efficiency decay of transient gratings induced by picosecond laser pulses. The multiple quantum well room temperature ambipolar diffusion coefficient of carrier transport parallel to the growth plane was measured to be approximately half that of the bulk material. 17 refs., 2 figs.

  20. Key experimental information on intermediate-range atomic structures in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change material

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    .1063/1.3657139 Nature of phase transitions in crystalline and amorphous GeTe-Sb2Te3 phase change materials J. Chem. Phys on intermediate-range atomic structures in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change material Shinya Hosokawa,1,2,a) Wolf change material Shinya Hosokawa, Wolf-Christian Pilgrim, Astrid Hhle, Daniel Szubrin, Nathalie Boudet

  1. Binary Alloys of Ge and Te: Order, Voids, and the Eutectic Composition J. Akola1,2

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    Binary Alloys of Ge and Te: Order, Voids, and the Eutectic Composition J. Akola1,2 and R. O. Jones1 and amorphous structures of Ge0:15Te0:85 and GeTe alloys are characterized using combined density functional,'' and Ge atoms (fourfold coordinated) show octahedral and tetrahedral bonding angles. Cubic local

  2. Thermoelectric Properties of Nb3SbxTe7-x Compounds Sidney Wang, G. Jeff Snyder, and Thierry Caillat

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    Thermoelectric Properties of Nb3SbxTe7-x Compounds Sidney Wang, G. Jeff Snyder, and Thierry Caillat antimony telluride, Nb3SbxTe7-x, was synthesized and tested for thermoelectric properties in the Thermoelectrics group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The forty atoms per unit cell of Nb3Sb2Te5 and its varied

  3. Ultrasonic generator and detector using an optical mask having a grating for launching a plurality of spatially distributed, time varying strain pulses in a sample

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    Maris, Humphrey J. (Barrington, RI)

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and a system are disclosed for determining at least one characteristic of a sample that contains a substrate and at least one film disposed on or over a surface of the substrate. The method includes a first step of placing a mask over a free surface of the at least one film, where the mask has a top surface and a bottom surface that is placed adjacent to the free surface of the film. The bottom surface of the mask has formed therein or thereon a plurality of features for forming at least one grating. A next step directs optical pump pulses through the mask to the free surface of the film, where individual ones of the pump pulses are followed by at least one optical probe pulse. The pump pulses are spatially distributed by the grating for launching a plurality of spatially distributed, time varying strain pulses within the film, which cause a detectable change in optical constants of the film. A next step detects a reflected or a transmitted portion of the probe pulses, which are also spatially distributed by the grating. A next step measures a change in at least one characteristic of at least one of reflected or transmitted probe pulses due to the change in optical constants, and a further step determines the at least one characteristic of the sample from the measured change in the at least one characteristic of the probe pulses. An optical mask is also disclosed herein, and forms a part of these teachings.

  4. Ultrasonic generator and detector using an optical mask having a grating for launching a plurality of spatially distributed, time varying strain pulses in a sample

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    Maris, Humphrey J. (Barrington, RI)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and a system are disclosed for determining at least one characteristic of a sample that contains a substrate and at least one film disposed on or over a surface of the substrate. The method includes a first step of placing a mask over a free surface of the at least one film, where the mask has a top surface and a bottom surface that is placed adjacent to the free surface of the film. The bottom surface of the mask has formed therein or thereon a plurality of features for forming at least one grating. A next step directs optical pump pulses through the mask to the free surface of the film, where individual ones of the pump pulses are followed by at least one optical probe pulse. The pump pulses are spatially distributed by the grating for launching a plurality of spatially distributed, time varying strain pulses within the film, which cause a detectable change in optical constants of the film. A next step detects a reflected or a transmitted portion of the probe pulses, which are also spatially distributed by the grating. A next step measures a change in at least one characteristic of at least one of reflected or transmitted probe pulses due to the change in optical constants, and a further step determines the at least one characteristic of the sample from the measured change in the at least one characteristic of the probe pulses. An optical mask is also disclosed herein, and forms a part of these teachings.

  5. Fabrication and testing of diamond-machined gratings in ZnSe, GaP, and bismuth germanate for the near infrared and visible

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    Kuzmenko, P J; Little, S L; Ikeda, Y; Kobayashi, N

    2008-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    High quality immersion gratings for infrared applications have been demonstrated in silicon and germanium. To extend this technology to shorter wavelengths other materials must be investigated. We selected three materials, zinc selenide, gallium phosphide and bismuth germanate (Bi{sub 4}Ge{sub 3}O{sub 12}), based on high refractive index, good visible transmission and commercial availability in useful sizes. Crystal samples were diamond turned on an ultra-precision lathe to identify preferred cutting directions. Using this information we diamond-flycut test gratings over a range of feed rates to determine the optimal cutting conditions. For both ZnSe and GaP good surface quality was achieved at feed rates up to 1.0 cm/minute using a special compound angle diamond tool with negative rake angles on both cutting surfaces. The surface roughness of the groove facets was about 4 nm. A Zygo interferometer measured grating wavefront errors in reflection. For the ZnSe the RMS error was < {lambda}/20 at 633nm. More extensive testing was performed with a HeNe laser source and a cooled CCD camera. These measurements demonstrated high relative diffraction efficiency (> 80%), low random groove error (2.0 nm rms), and Rowland ghost intensities at < 0.1%. Preliminary tests on bismuth germanate show high tool wear.

  6. Crystal orientation mechanism of ZnTe epilayers formed on different orientations of sapphire substrates by molecular beam epitaxy

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    Nakasu, T., E-mail: n-taizo.nakasu@asagi.waseda.jp; Yamashita, S.; Aiba, T.; Hattori, S.; Sun, W.; Taguri, K.; Kazami, F. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Kobayashi, M. [Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Kagami Memorial Research Institute for Materials and Technology, Waseda University, Tokyo 169-0051 (Japan)

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The electrooptic effect in ZnTe has recently attracted research attention, and various device structures using ZnTe have been explored. For application to practical terahertz wave detector devices based on ZnTe thin films, sapphire substrates are preferred because they enable the optical path alignment to be simplified. ZnTe/sapphire heterostructures were focused upon, and ZnTe epilayers were prepared on highly mismatched sapphire substrates by molecular beam epitaxy. Epitaxial relationships between the ZnTe thin films and the sapphire substrates with their various orientations were investigated using an X-ray diffraction pole figure method. (0001) c-plane, (1-102) r-plane, (1-100) m-plane, and (11-20) a-plane oriented sapphire substrates were used in this study. The epitaxial relationship between ZnTe and c-plane sapphire was found to be (111) ZnTe//(0001) sapphire with an in-plane orientation relationship of [?211] ZnTe//[1-100] sapphire. It was found that the (211)-plane ZnTe layer was grown on the m-plane of the sapphire substrates, and the (100)-plane ZnTe layer was grown on the r-plane sapphire. When the sapphire substrates were inclined from the c-plane towards the m-axis direction, the orientation of the ZnTe thin films was then tilted from the (111)-plane to the (211)-plane. The c-plane of the sapphire substrates governs the formation of the (111) ZnTe domain and the ZnTe epilayer orientation. These crystallographic features were also related to the atom arrangements of ZnTe and sapphire.

  7. Experimental comparison of grating- and propagation-based hard X-ray phase tomography of soft tissue

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    Lang, S.; Schulz, G.; Mller, B. [Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland); Zanette, I., E-mail: irene.zanette@tum.de [Physik-Department und Institut fr Medizintechnik, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Garching (Germany); European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); Dominietto, M. [Biomaterials Science Center, University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland); Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zrich, Zrich (Switzerland); Langer, M. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); Universit de Lyon, CREATIS, CNRS UMR5220, Inserm U1044, INSA-LYON, Universit de Lyon 1, Villeurbane (France); Rack, A.; Le Duc, G. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); David, C. [Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen (Switzerland); Mohr, J. [Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Pfeiffer, F. [Physik-Department und Institut fr Medizintechnik, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Garching (Germany); Weitkamp, T. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); Synchrotron Soleil, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    When imaging soft tissues with hard X-rays, phase contrast is often preferred over conventional attenuation contrast due its superior sensitivity. However, it is unclear which of the numerous phase tomography methods yields the optimized results at given experimental conditions. Therefore, we quantitatively compared the three phase tomography methods implemented at the beamline ID19 of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility: X-ray grating interferometry (XGI), and propagation-based phase tomography, i.e., single-distance phase retrieval (SDPR) and holotomography (HT), using cancerous tissue from a mouse model and an entire heart of a rat. We show that for both specimens, the spatial resolution derived from the characteristic morphological features is about a factor of two better for HT and SDPR compared to XGI, whereas the XGI data generally exhibit much better contrast-to-noise ratios for the anatomical features. Moreover, XGI excels in fidelity of the density measurements, and is also more robust against low-frequency artifacts than HT, but it might suffer from phase-wrapping artifacts. Thus, we can regard the three phase tomography methods discussed as complementary. The application will decide which spatial and density resolutions are desired, for the imaging task and dose requirements, and, in addition, the applicant must choose between the complexity of the experimental setup and the one of data processing.

  8. Plasma graviton production in TeV-scale gravity

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    E. Yu. Melkumova

    2010-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop the theory of interaction of classical plasma with Kaluza-Klein (KK) gravitons in the ADD model of TeV-scale gravity. Plasma is described within the kinetic approach as the system of charged particles and Maxwell field both confined on the brane. Interaction with multidimensional gravity living in the bulk with $n$ compact extra dimensions is introduced within the linearized theory. The KK gravitons emission rates are computed taking into account plasma collective effects through the two-point correlation functions of the fluctuations of the plasma energy-momentum tensor. Apart from known mechanisms (such as bremsstrahlung and gravi-Primakoff effect) we find essentially collective channels such as the coalescence of plasma waves into gravitons which may be manifest in turbulent plasmas. Our results indicate that commonly used rates of the KK gravitons production in stars and supernovae may be underestimated.

  9. Particle-acceleration timescales in TeV blazar flares

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    Joni Tammi; Peter Duffy

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observations of minute-scale flares in TeV Blazars place constraints on particle acceleration mechanisms in those objects. The implications for a variety of radiation mechanisms have been addressed in the literature; in this paper we compare four different acceleration mechanisms: diffusive shock acceleration, second-order Fermi, shear acceleration and the converter mechanism. When the acceleration timescales and radiative losses are taken into account, we can exclude shear acceleration and the neutron-based converted mechanism as possible acceleration processes in these systems. The first-order Fermi process and the converter mechanism working via SSC photons are still practically instantaneous, however, provided sufficient turbulence is generated on the timescale of seconds. We propose stochastic acceleration as a promising candidate for the energy-dependent time delays in recent gamma-ray flares of Markarian 501.

  10. Development of Prototype Pixellated PIN CdZnTe Detectors

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    T. Narita; P. Bloser; J. Grindlay; R. Sudharsanan; C. Reiche; C. Stenstrom

    1998-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report initial results from the design and evaluation of two pixellated PIN Cadmium Zinc Telluride detectors and an ASIC-based readout system. The prototype imaging PIN detectors consist of 4X4 1.5 mm square indium anode contacts with 0.2 mm spacing and a solid cathode plane on 10X10 mm CdZnTe substrates of thickness 2 mm and 5 mm. The detector readout system, based on low noise preamplifier ASICs, allows for parallel readout of all channels upon cathode trigger. This prototype is under development for use in future astrophysical hard X-ray imagers with 10-600 keV energy response. Measurements of the detector uniformity, spatial resolution, and spectral resolution will be discussed and compared with a similar pixellated MSM detector. Finally, a prototype design for a large imaging array is outlined.

  11. Studies on optoelectronic properties of DC reactive magnetron sputtered CdTe thin films

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    Kumar, B. Rajesh, E-mail: rajphyind@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 517 502, A.P, India and Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur - 515 003, A.P (India); Hymavathi, B.; Rao, T. Subba [Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur - 515 003, A.P (India)

    2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Cadmium telluride continues to be a leading candidate for the development of cost effective photovoltaics for terrestrial applications. In the present work two individual metallic targets of Cd and Te were used for the deposition of CdTe thin films on mica substrates from room temperature to 300 C by DC reactive magnetron sputtering method. XRD patterns of CdTe thin films deposited on mica substrates exhibit peaks at 2? = 27.7, 46.1 and 54.6, which corresponds to reflection on (1 1 1), (2 2 0) and (3 1 1) planes of CdTe cubic structure. The intensities of XRD patterns increases with the increase of substrate temperature upto 150 C and then it decreases at higher substrate temperatures. The conductivity of CdTe thin films measured from four probe method increases with the increase of substrate temperature. The activation energies (?E) are found to be decrease with the increase of substrate temperature. The optical transmittance spectra of CdTe thin films deposited on mica have a clear interference pattern in the longer wavelength region. The films have good transparency (T > 85 %) exhibiting interference pattern in the spectral region between 1200 2500 nm. The optical band gap of CdTe thin films are found to be in the range of 1.48 1.57. The refractive index, n decreases with the increase of wavelength, ?. The value of n and k increases with the increase of substrate temperature.

  12. Development of Substrate Structure CdTe Photovoltaic Devices with Performance Exceeding 10%: Preprint

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    Dhere, R. G.; Duenow, J. N.; DeHart, C. M.; Li, J. V.; Kuciauskas, D.; Gessert, T. A.

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most work on CdTe-based solar cells has focused on devices with a superstrate structure. This focus is due to the early success of the superstrate structure in producing high-efficiency cells, problems of suitable ohmic contacts for lightly doped CdTe, and the simplicity of the structure for manufacturing. The development of the CdCl2 heat treatment boosted CdTe technology and perpetuated the use of the superstrate structure. However, despite the beneficial attributes of the superstrate structure, devices with a substrate structure are attractive both commercially and scientifically. The substrate structure eliminates the need for transparent superstrates and thus allows the use of flexible metal and possibly plastic substrates. From a scientific perspective, it allows better control in forming the junction and direct access to the junction for detailed analysis. Research on such devices has been limited. The efficiency of these devices has been limited to around 8% due to low open-circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor. In this paper, we present our recent device development efforts at NREL on substrate-structure CdTe devices. We have found that processing parameters required to fabricate high-efficiency substrate CdTe PV devices differ from those necessary for traditional superstrate CdTe devices. We have worked on a variety of contact materials including Cu-doped ZnTe and CuxTe. We will present a comparative analysis of the performance of these contacts. In addition, we have studied the influence of fabrication parameters on junction properties. We will present an overview of our development work, which has led to CdTe devices with Voc values of more than 860 mV and NREL-confirmed efficiencies approaching 11%.

  13. Thin-film CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} photovoltaic technologies

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    Ullal, H.S.; Zweibel, K.; von Roedern, B.G.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Total-area conversion efficiency of 15%--15.8% have been achieved for thin-film CdTe and CIS solar cells. Modules with power output of 5--53 W have been demonstrated by several groups world-wide. Critical processes and reaction pathways for achieving excellent PV devices have been eluciated. Research, development and technical issues have been identified, which could result in potential improvements in device and module performance. A 1-kW thin-film CdTe array has been installed and is being tested. Multimegawatt thin-film CdTe manufacturing plants are expected to be completed in 1-2 years.

  14. Development of Bi-Sb-Te ternary alloy with compositionally graded structure

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    Yamamoto, A.; Ohta, T.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Compositionally graded p-type Bi-Sb-Te thermoelectric material was synthesized by PIES (Pulverized and Intermixed Elements Sintering) method. The materials consisted of three segmented regions of different alloy composition, i.e., y = 0.8/0.825/0.9 in (Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub 1{minus}y} (Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}){sub y} system. It was found that the electrical power output of the compositionally graded material was larger than that of the best single composition material when the temperature difference was the designed value.

  15. ,Jet)TE( 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3

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    Quigg, Chris

    #12;1b _ 1b g g g 0 1 0 1 _ _ b b b b _ q q #12;#12;#12;#12;,Jet)TE( 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 TaggedJets 0 5 10 15 20 ,Jet)TE( 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 TaggedJets 0 5 10 15 20 Data QCD-multijet Top W/Z+jets,Diboson -1 CDF Run II Preliminary, 156pb b1b ~ Search for Gluino Jet) st ,1TE( 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Tagged

  16. Chapter 1.19: Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Thin Film: CdTe

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    Gessert, T. A.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The chapter reviews the history, development, and present processes used to fabricate thin-film, CdTe-based photovoltaic (PV) devices. It is intended for readers who are generally familiar with the operation and material aspects of PV devices but desire a deeper understanding of the process sequences used in CdTe PV technology. The discussion identifies why certain processes may have commercial production advantages and how the various process steps can interact with each other to affect device performance and reliability. The chapter concludes with a discussion of considerations of large-area CdTe PV deployment including issues related to material availability and energy-payback time.

  17. XPS and AES Studies of Cu/CdTe(111)-B

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    Teeter, G.; Gessert, T. A.; Asher, S. E.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Copper is frequently used as a p-type dopant to improve the performance of back contacts in CdTe thin-film solar cells. In this study, surface-analysis techniques are used to probe fundamental interactions between Cu and the CdTe(111)-B surface. The results presented here were facilitated by the newly constructed surface-analysis cluster tool in the Measurements and Characterization Division at NREL; they reveal a host of fundamental phenomena that occur in the Cu/CdTe system.

  18. Superconductivity in textured Bi clusters/Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films

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    Le, Phuoc Huu [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30049, Taiwan (China); Faculty of Basic Sciences, Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 179 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Can Tho (Viet Nam); Tzeng, Wen-Yen; Chen, Hsueh-Ju; Luo, Chih Wei, E-mail: cwluo@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Lin, Jiunn-Yuan [Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Leu, Jihperng, E-mail: jimleu@mail.nctu.edu.tw [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30049, Taiwan (China)

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report superconductivity at an onset critical temperature below 3.1 K in topological insulator ?200-nm-thick Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition. Using energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy elemental mapping and Auger electron spectroscopy elemental depth profiling, we clearly identified bismuth (Bi) precipitation and Bi cluster signatures. Superconductivity in the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films was attributed to the proximity effect of Bi clusters precipitated on the surface of the Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films.

  19. Search for a TeV Component of GRBs using the Milagrito Detector

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tmer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observing gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the TeV energy range can be extremely valuable in providing insight to GRB radiation mechanisms and in constraining source distances. The Milagrito detector was an air shower array which used the water Cherenkov technique to search for TeV sources. Data from this detector was analyzed to look for a TeV component of GRBs coincident with low energy -rays detected by the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. A sample of 54 BATSE GRBs which were in the field of view of the Milagrito detector during its lifetime (February 1997 to May 1998) was used.

  20. Semiconductor quantum dots enhanced graphene/CdTe heterostructure solar cells by photo-induced doping

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    Li, Xiaoqiang; Wang, Peng; Xu, Zhijuan; Zhong, Huikai; Wu, Zhiqian; Lin, Shisheng

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photo-induced doping is employed into graphene based solar cell through designing of a novel type of solar cell based on graphene/CdTe Schottky heterostructure. By coating a layer of ultrathin CdSe quantum dots onto graphene/CdTe heterostructure, the performance of the graphene/CdTe solar cell is improved by about 50%. Photo-induced doping is mainly accounted for this enhancement, as evidenced by resistance, photoluminescence and quantum efficiency measurements. This work demonstrates a general and feasible way of designing novel type of solar cells based on two dimensional materials/semiconductor heterostructures.

  1. Search for a TeV Component of GRBs using the Milagrito Detector

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    R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Observing gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the TeV energy range can be extremely valuable in providing insight to GRB radiation mechanisms and in constraining source distances. The Milagrito detector was an air shower array which used the water Cherenkov technique to search for TeV sources. Data from this detector was analyzed to look for a TeV component of GRBs coincident with low energy -rays detected by the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. A sample of 54 BATSE GRBs which were in the field of view of the Milagrito detector during its lifetime (February 1997 to May 1998) was used.

  2. Origin of the phase transition in IrTe2: structural modulation and local bonding instability

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    Cao, Huibo [ORNL; Chakoumakos, Bryan C [ORNL; Yan, Jiaqiang [ORNL; Zhou, Haidong [ORNL; Custelcean, Radu [ORNL; Mandrus, D. [University of Tennessee (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); McGuire, Michael A [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL; Chen, Xin [ORNL; Yang, Hui [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We used X-ray/neutron diffraction to determine the low temperature (LT) structure of IrTe2. A structural modulation was observed with a wavevector of k =(1/5, 0, 1/5) below Ts285 K, accompanied by a structural transition from a trigonal to a triclinic lattice. We also performed the first principles calculations for high temperature (HT) and LT structures, which elucidate the nature of the phase transition and the LT structure. A local bonding instability associated with the Te 5p states is likely the origin of the structural phase transition in IrTe2.

  3. Multi-channel Absorption of Photons at Energies above 1 TeV

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    A. Subramanian

    2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that the absorption of photons at energies > 1 TeV (much higher than the mass of the Higgs boson ~ 100 GeV) is a multi-channel one as opposed to the purely electron pair like absorption at lower energies. The observation on muons and gamma rays from Cygnus X-3 point source at these energies (1 TeV to 10 TeV) is quantitatively accounted for. The expected multi-channel cross-sections of photons in air as a function of energy is given both for Coulomb dissociation and nuclear absorption upto limiting energies of 10^9 GeV.

  4. Phase relationships in the pseudo-binary 2(ZnTe)-CuInTe{sub 2} system

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    Roussak, Liudmila [University of Leipzig, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Linnestrasse 3-5 (TA), D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)]. E-mail: roussak@rz.uni-leipzig.de; Wagner, Gerald [University of Leipzig, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Linnestrasse 3-5 (TA), D-04103 Leipzig (Germany); Schorr, Susan [University of Leipzig, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Linnestrasse 3-5 (TA), D-04103 Leipzig (Germany); Bente, Klaus [University of Leipzig, Faculty of Chemistry and Mineralogy, Institute of Mineralogy, Crystallography and Materials Science, Linnestrasse 3-5 (TA), D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Subsolidus phase relationships in the 2(ZnTe){sub x}(CuInTe{sub 2}){sub 1-x} system were investigated by TEM experiments combined with EDX analysis. The samples were prepared by the solid-state reaction of the elements during long annealing times, followed by either quenching in ice-cold water, or by controlled cooling at different rates. Using the chemical compositions of single and coexisting phases at various temperatures, the boundaries of the two-phase region have been determined. At room temperature, the two-phase region extends from x=0.10 to 0.31. For x<0.10 only mixed crystals with tetragonal structure exist. Between x=0.31 and 1 alloys with the cubic structure are stable. The morphology of the tetragonal domains and their orientation relationship to the cubic matrix were determined by SAD, TEM and HRTEM experiments. The tetragonal phase embedded within the cubic matrix has a flat ellipsoidal shape, whose short axis coincides with the tetragonal c-axis. The three topotaxial orientation relationships between the tetragonal domains and the surrounding cubic matrix were found to be: [001]{sub tetr.}-bar [100]{sub cub.}, [001]{sub tetr.}-bar [010]{sub cub.} and [001]{sub tetr.}-bar [001]{sub cub.}. There is an indication that the nucleation starts from small regions displaying cation ordering according to the CuPt-type structure. Reaching the two-phase equilibrium, the tetragonal domains as well as the surrounding cubic phase are free of this cation ordering.

  5. E-Print Network 3.0 - analys med fokus Sample Search Results

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    Universitet Collection: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences 17 Energioptimering p renseanlg Peter Andreasen, DHI Summary: energieffektiv drift? Nej Det er meget...

  6. Intrinsic Rashba-like splitting in asymmetric Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}/Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} heterogeneous topological insulator films

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    Liu, Xiaofei; Guo, Wanlin, E-mail: wlguo@nuaa.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control for Mechanical Structures and Key Laboratory for Intelligent Nano Materials and Devices (MOE), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China)

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We show by density functional theory calculations that asymmetric hetero-stacking of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}/Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films can modulate the topological surface states. Due to the structure inversion asymmetry, an intrinsic Rashba-like splitting of the conical surface bands is aroused. While such splitting in homogeneous Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}-class topological insulators can be realized in films with more than three quintuple layers under external electric fields, the hetero-stacking breaks the limit of thickness for preserving the topological nature into the thinnest two quintuple layers. These results indicate that the hetero-stacking can serve as an efficient strategy for spin-resolved band engineering of topological insulators.

  7. Damage Detection of CFRP Plates by Full-Spectral Analysis of a Fibre Bragg Grating Sensor Signal

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    Mizutani, Yoshihiro [Optical Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2600 GB Delft (Netherlands); Solid and Structures Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2-12-1-I1-70, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552 (Japan); Groves, Roger M. [Optical Non-Destructive Testing Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2600 GB Delft (Netherlands)

    2010-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes the measurement of average strain, strain distribution and vibration of cantilever beam made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP), using a single Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor mounted on the beam surface. Average strain is determined from the displacement of the peak wavelength of reflected light from the FBG sensor. Unstrained reference FBG sensors were used to compensate for temperature drift and the photoelastic coefficient (P{sub e}), which was used to calculate the gauge factor. Measured strains agree with those measured by a resistance foil strain gauge attached to the sample. Stress distributions are measured by monitoring the variation in the full width half maximum (FWHM) values of the reflected spectrum, using a proposed optical analytical model, described in the paper. FWHM values were measured for both the cantilever test beam and a for a reference beam, loaded using a four-point bending rig. The trend of the stress distribution for the test beam matches with our analytical model, however with a relatively large noise present in the experimentally determined data. The vibration of cantilever beam was measured by temporal analysis of the peak reflection wavelength. This technique is very stable as measurements are not affected by variations in the signal amplitude. Finally an application of FBG sensors for damage detection of CFRP plates is demonstrated, by measuring the average strain and natural frequency. With small defects of different sizes applied to the CFRP plate, average strains were seen to increase with damage size and the natural frequency decreased with damage size.

  8. DISSERTATION Role of the Cu-O Defect in CdTe Solar Cells

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    Sites, James R.

    DISSERTATION Role of the Cu-O Defect in CdTe Solar Cells Submitted by Caroline R. Corwine Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado Summer 2006 #12;#12;ABSTRACT OF DISSERTATION ROLE

  9. Atomistic simulation of CdTe solid-liquid coexistence equilibria...

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    coexistence equilibria. Abstract: Atomistic simulations of CdTe using a Stillinger-Weber (S-W) interatomic potential were undertaken to model the solid-liquid phase equilibria...

  10. Room temperature ferromagnetism in Co defused CdTe nanocrystalline thin films

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    Rao, N. Madhusudhana; Kaleemulla, S.; Begam, M. Rigana [Materials Physics Division, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore - 632 014 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Nanocrystalline Co defused CdTe thin films were prepared using electron beam evaporation technique by depositing CdTe/Co/CdTe stacked layers with different Co thickness onto glass substrate at 373 K followed by annealing at 573K for 2 hrs. Structural, morphological and magnetic properties of of all the Co defused CdTe thin films has been investigated. XRD pattern of all the films exhibited zinc blende structure with <111> preferential orientation without changing the crystal structure of the films. The grain size of the films increased from 31.5 nm to 48.1 nm with the increase of Co layer thickness from 25nm to 100nm. The morphological studies showed that uniform texture of the films and the presence of Co was confirmed by EDAX. Room temperature magnetization curves indicated an improved ferromagnetic behavior in the films with increase of the Co thickness.

  11. Elastic properties of sulphur and selenium doped ternary PbTe alloys by first principles

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    Bali, Ashoka, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Chetty, Raju, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in; Mallik, Ramesh Chandra, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in [Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012 (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Lead telluride (PbTe) is an established thermoelectric material which can be alloyed with sulphur and selenium to further enhance the thermoelectric properties. Here, a first principles study of ternary alloys PbS{sub x}Te{sub (1?x)} and PbSe{sub x}Te{sub (1?x)} (0?x?1) based on the Virtual Crystal Approximation (VCA) is presented for different ratios of the isoelectronic atoms in each series. Equilibrium lattice parameters and elastic constants have been calculated and compared with the reported data. Anisotropy parameter calculated from the stiffness constants showed a slight improvement in anisotropy of elastic properties of the alloys over undoped PbTe. Furthermore, the alloys satisfied the predicted stability criteria from the elastic constants, showing stable structures, which agreed with the previously reported experimental results.

  12. Rational Synthesis of Ultrathin n-Type Bi2Te3 Nanowires with Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties

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    Xu, Xianfan

    the nanowire powder through spark plasma sintering have been investigated. Compared to the current commercial n and a reproducible way. KEYWORDS: Bi2Te3, nanowires, thermoelectric, spark plasma sintering Thermoelectric materials

  13. First results on neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130 with the calorimetric cuoricino experiment

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    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 130 Te with theEvidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay arXiv:hep-on Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay- arXiv:hep-

  14. Z' Bosons, the NuTeV Anomaly, and the Higgs Boson Mass

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    Chanowitz, Michael S

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NuTeV Anomaly, and the Higgs Boson Mass Michael S. Chanowitzpredicted value of the Higgs boson mass, from ? 60 to ? 120from an increase in the Higgs boson mass. There is a vast

  15. TeV Physics and Chiral Spectroscopy using Cold Molecules | Argonne...

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    TeV Physics and Chiral Spectroscopy using Cold Molecules May 1, 2015 11:00AM to 12:00PM Presenter John M. Doyle, Harvard University Location Building 203 Type Colloquium Series...

  16. Hadronic Production of TeV Gamma Ray Flares from Blazars

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    Arnon Dar; Ari Laor

    1997-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose that TeV $\\gamma$-ray emission from blazars is produced by collisions near the line of sight of high energy jet protons with gas targets (``clouds'') from the broad emission-line region (BLR). Intense TeV $\\gamma$-ray flares (GRFs) are produced when BLR clouds cross the line of sight close to the black hole. The model reproduces the observed properties of the recently reported very short and intense TeV GRFs from the blazar Markarian 421. Hadronic production of TeV GRF from blazars implies that it is accompanied by a simultaneous emission of high energy neutrinos, and of electrons and positrons with similar intensities, light curves and energy spectra. Cooling of these electrons and positrons by emission of synchrotron radiation and inverse Compton scattering produces delayed optical, X-ray and $\\gamma$-ray flares.

  17. Isospin dependence of EMC effect explains NuTeV anomaly

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    Cloet, Ian; Bentz, Wolfgang; Thomas, Anthony

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutron or proton excess in nuclei leads to an isovector-vector mean-field which, through its coupling to the quarks in a bound nucleon, implies a shift in the quark distributions with respect to the Bjorken scaling variable. We show that this result leads to an additional correction to the NuTeV measurement of sin^2Theta_W. The sign of this correction is largely model independent and acts to reduce the NuTeV result. Explicit calculation within a covariant and confining Nambu Jona-Lasinio model predicts that this vector field correction accounts for approximately two-thirds of the NuTeV anomaly. We are therefore led to offer a new interpretation of the NuTeV measurement, namely, that it is further evidence for the medium modification of the bound nucleon wavefunction.

  18. Data Release for NuTeV nu_e Disappearance Analysis

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    Conrad, J.M.

    2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Data Release for the NuTeV electron flavor disappearance study. See this document for instructions on incorporating the NuteV nu_e disappearance data into oscillation global fits.

  19. Milagro: A TeV Gamma-Ray Monitor of the Northern Hemisphere Sky

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    transients, such as gamma-ray bursts, and all sky surveys are dicult. A new type of TeV -ray observatoryMilagro: A TeV Gamma-Ray Monitor of the Northern Hemisphere Sky B.L. Dingus 1 , R. Atkins 1 , W type of very high energy (> a few 100 GeV) gamma-ray observatory, Milagro, has been built with a large

  20. Synthesis, mechanism, optical and electrical characterization of PbTe micro-needles

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    Kungumadevi, L. [PG and Research Department of Physics, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore 641 029, Tamilnadu (India); Sathyamoorthy, R., E-mail: rsathya1959@gmail.com [PG and Research Department of Physics, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore 641 029, Tamilnadu (India)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: ? PbTe nanoneedles were prepared at low temperature without any surfactant or template. ? The synthetic method is very simple, economical and environment benign. ? PbTe nanoneedles exhibit low resistivity, which improves thermoelectric performance. ? PbTe nanoneedles show large blue-shift due to quantum confinement effect. - Abstract: The face-centered cubic PbTe micro-needles were synthesized by a simple aqueous chemical reaction between lead acetate and tellurium in NaOH solution in the presence of Na{sub 2}HPO{sub 4} as reducing reagent at low temperature under atmospheric pressure without any additional surfactants or templates. Micro structural analyses show that these micro-needles are in the range of 90130 nm in diameter with length ?2 ?m. Electrical resistivity of prepared PbTe micro-needles was found to be 1433 Ohm-cm. The optical absorption spectrum of PbTe micro-needles shows large blue-shift (?1.26 eV) with respect to those of the bulk counterpart (0.32 eV) due to quantum confinement of charge carriers, which is consistent with the blue shift of the band emission peak in the photoluminescence spectrum.

  1. DISCOVERY OF A NEW TeV GAMMA-RAY SOURCE: VER J0521+211

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    Archambault, S. [Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Arlen, T.; Aune, T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Behera, B.; Federici, S. [DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Beilicke, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V. [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Benbow, W. [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States); Bird, R. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Bouvier, A. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Byrum, K. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Cesarini, A.; Connolly, M. P. [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland); Ciupik, L. [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States); Cui, W.; Feng, Q.; Finley, J. P. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Errando, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States); Falcone, A., E-mail: fortin@veritas.sao.arizona.edu, E-mail: errando@astro.columbia.edu, E-mail: jholder@physics.udel.edu, E-mail: sfegan@llr.in2p3.fr [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Collaboration: VERITAS Collaboration; and others

    2013-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the detection of a new TeV gamma-ray source, VER J0521+211, based on observations made with the VERITAS imaging atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Array. These observations were motivated by the discovery of a cluster of >30 GeV photons in the first year of Fermi Large Area Telescope observations. VER J0521+211 is relatively bright at TeV energies, with a mean photon flux of (1.93 0.13{sub stat} 0.78{sub sys}) 10{sup 11} cm{sup 2} s{sup 1} above 0.2 TeV during the period of the VERITAS observations. The source is strongly variable on a daily timescale across all wavebands, from optical to TeV, with a peak flux corresponding to ?0.3 times the steady Crab Nebula flux at TeV energies. Follow-up observations in the optical and X-ray bands classify the newly discovered TeV source as a BL Lac-type blazar with uncertain redshift, although recent measurements suggest z = 0.108. VER J0521+211 exhibits all the defining properties of blazars in radio, optical, X-ray, and gamma-ray wavelengths.

  2. TeV AND MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF Mrk 421 IN 2006-2008

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    Acciari, V. A.; Benbow, W. [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States); Aliu, E. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States); Arlen, T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Aune, T. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Beilicke, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Dickherber, R. [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Boltuch, D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States); Bradbury, S. M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Byrum, K. [Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States); Cannon, A. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Cesarini, A. [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland); Ciupik, L. [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States); Cui, W.; Finley, J. P. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Duke, C. [Department of Physics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-1690 (United States); Falcone, A. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Finnegan, G., E-mail: beilicke@physics.wustl.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States)

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on TeV {gamma}-ray observations of the blazar Mrk 421 (redshift of 0.031) with the VERITAS observatory and the Whipple 10 m Cherenkov telescope. The excellent sensitivity of VERITAS allowed us to sample the TeV {gamma}-ray fluxes and energy spectra with unprecedented accuracy where Mrk 421 was detected in each of the pointings. A total of 47.3 hr of VERITAS and 96 hr of Whipple 10 m data were acquired between 2006 January and 2008 June. We present the results of a study of the TeV {gamma}-ray energy spectra as a function of time and for different flux levels. On 2008 May 2 and 3, bright TeV {gamma}-ray flares were detected with fluxes reaching the level of 10 Crab. The TeV {gamma}-ray data were complemented with radio, optical, and X-ray observations, with flux variability found in all bands except for the radio wave band. The combination of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer and Swift X-ray data reveal spectral hardening with increasing flux levels, often correlated with an increase of the source activity in TeV {gamma}-rays. Contemporaneous spectral energy distributions were generated for 18 nights, each of which are reasonably described by a one-zone synchrotron self-Compton model.

  3. Oxygen Incorporation During Fabrication of Substrate CdTe Photovoltaic Devices: Preprint

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    Duenow, J. N.; Dhere, R. G.; Kuciauskas, D.; Li, J. V.; Pankow, J. W.; DeHart, C. M.; Gessert, T. A.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices fabricated in the nonstandard substrate configuration have attracted increasing interest because of their potential compatibility with flexible substrates such as metal foils and polymer films. This compatibility could lead to the suitability of CdTe for roll-to-roll processing and building-integrated PV. Currently, however, the efficiencies of substrate CdTe devices reported in the literature are significantly lower ({approx}6%-8%) than those of high-performance superstrate devices ({approx}17%) because of significantly lower open-circuit voltage (Voc) and fill factor (FF). In our recent device development efforts, we have found that processing parameters required to fabricate high-efficiency substrate CdTe PV devices differ from those necessary for traditional superstrate CdTe devices. Here, we investigate how oxygen incorporation in the CdTe deposition, CdCl2 heat treatment, CdS deposition, and post-deposition heat treatment affect device characteristics through their effects on the junction. By adjusting whether oxygen is incorporated during these processing steps, we have achieved Voc values greater than 860 mV and efficiencies greater than 10%.

  4. Ion-beam treatment to prepare surfaces of p-CdTe films

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    Gessert, Timothy A. (Conifer, CO)

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of making a low-resistance electrical contact between a p-CdTe layer and outer contact layers by ion beam processing comprising: a) placing a CdS/CdTe device into a chamber and evacuating the chamber; b) orienting the p-CdTe side of the CdS/CdTe layer so that it faces apparatus capable of generating Ar atoms and ions of preferred energy and directionality; c) introducing Ar and igniting the area of apparatus capable of generating Ar atoms and ions of preferred energy and directionality in a manner so that during ion exposure, the source-to-substrate distance is maintained such that it is less than the mean-free path or diffusion length of the Ar atoms and ions at the vacuum pressure; d) allowing exposure of the p-CdTe side of the device to said ion beam for a period less than about 5 minutes; and e) imparting movement to the substrate to control the real uniformity of the ion-beam exposure on the p-CdTe side of the device.

  5. Long-Lived Sleptons at the LHC and a 100 TeV Proton Collider

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    Feng, Jonathan L; Shadmi, Yael; Tarem, Shlomit

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the prospects for long-lived charged particle (LLCP) searches at current and future LHC runs and at a 100 TeV pp collider, using Drell-Yan slepton pair production as an example. Because momentum measurements become more challenging for very energetic particles, we carefully treat the expected momentum resolution. At the same time, a novel feature of 100 TeV collisions is the significant energy loss of energetic muons in detectors. We use this to help discriminate between muons and LLCPs. We find that the 14 TeV LHC with an integrated luminosity of 3 ab$^{-1}$ can probe LLCP slepton masses up to 1.2 TeV, and a 100 TeV pp collider with 3 ab$^{-1}$ can probe LLCP slepton masses up to 4 TeV, using time-of-flight measurements. These searches will have striking implications for dark matter, with the LHC definitively testing the possibility of slepton-neutralino co-annihilating WIMP dark matter, and with the LHC and future hadron colliders having a strong potential for discovering LLCPs in models with super...

  6. Long-Lived Sleptons at the LHC and a 100 TeV Proton Collider

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    Jonathan L. Feng; Sho Iwamoto; Yael Shadmi; Shlomit Tarem

    2015-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the prospects for long-lived charged particle (LLCP) searches at current and future LHC runs and at a 100 TeV pp collider, using Drell-Yan slepton pair production as an example. Because momentum measurements become more challenging for very energetic particles, we carefully treat the expected momentum resolution. At the same time, a novel feature of 100 TeV collisions is the significant energy loss of energetic muons in detectors. We use this to help discriminate between muons and LLCPs. We find that the 14 TeV LHC with an integrated luminosity of 3 ab$^{-1}$ can probe LLCP slepton masses up to 1.2 TeV, and a 100 TeV pp collider with 3 ab$^{-1}$ can probe LLCP slepton masses up to 4 TeV, using time-of-flight measurements. These searches will have striking implications for dark matter, with the LHC definitively testing the possibility of slepton-neutralino co-annihilating WIMP dark matter, and with the LHC and future hadron colliders having a strong potential for discovering LLCPs in models with superWIMP dark matter.

  7. Enhanced thermoelectric performance in Cd doped CuInTe{sub 2} compounds

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    Cheng, N. [State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China); CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049 (China); Liu, R. [State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China); Bai, S. [CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China); Shi, X., E-mail: xshi@mail.sic.ac.cn; Chen, L. [State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China); CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road, Shanghai 200050 (China)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    CuIn{sub 1?x}Cd{sub x}Te{sub 2} materials (x?=?0, 0.02, 0.05, and 0.1) are prepared using melting-annealing method and the highly densified bulk samples are obtained through Spark Plasma Sintering. The X-ray diffraction data confirm that nearly pure chalcopyrite structures are obtained in all the samples. Due to the substitution of Cd at In sites, the carrier concentration is greatly increased, leading to much enhanced electrical conductivity and power factor. The single parabolic band model is used to describe the electrical transport properties of CuInTe{sub 2} and the low temperature Hall mobility is also modeled. By combing theoretical model and experiment data, the optimum carrier concentration in CuInTe{sub 2} is proposed to explain the greatly enhanced power factors in the Cd doped CuInTe{sub 2}. In addition, the thermal conductivity is reduced by extra phonon scattering due to the atomic mass and radius fluctuations between Cd and In atoms. The maximum zTs are observed in CuIn{sub 0.98}Cd{sub 0.02}Te{sub 2} and CuIn{sub 0.9}Cd{sub 0.1}Te{sub 2} samples, which are improved by over 100% at room temperature and around 20% at 600?K.

  8. Propagation of Gravitational Waves in Generalized TeVeS

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    Eva Sagi

    2010-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Efforts are underway to improve the design and sensitivity of gravitational waves detectors, with the hope that the next generation of these detectors will observe a gravitational wave signal. Such a signal will not only provide information on dynamics in the strong gravity regime that characterizes potential sources of gravitational waves, but will also serve as a decisive test for alternative theories of gravitation that are consistent with all other current experimental observations. We study the linearized theory of the tensor-vector-scalar theory of gravity (TeVeS) with generalized vector action, an alternative theory of gravitation designed to explain the apparent deficit of visible matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies without postulating yet undetected dark matter. We find the polarization states and propagation speeds for gravitational waves in vacuum, and show that in addition to the usual transverse-traceless propagation modes, there are two more transverse modes and two trace modes. Additionally, the propagation speeds are different from c.

  9. A compact 341 model at TeV scale

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    A. G. Dias; P. R. D. Pinheiro; C. A. de S. Pires; P. S. Rodrigues da Silva

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We build a gauge model based on the SU(3)_c x SU(4)_L x U(1)_X symmetry where the scalar spectrum needed to generate gauge boson and fermion masses has a smaller scalar content than usually assumed in literature. We compute the running of its abelian gauge coupling and show that a Landau pole shows up at the TeV scale, a fact that we use to consistently implement those fermion masses that are not generated by Yukawa interactions, including neutrino masses. This is appropriately achieved by non renormalizable effective operators, suppressed by the Landau pole scale. Also, SU(3)_c x SU(3)_L x U(1)_N models embedded in this gauge structure are bound to be strongly coupled at this same energy scale, contrary to what is generally believed, and neutrino mass generation is rather explained through the same effective operators used in the larger gauge group. Besides, their nice features, as the existence of cold dark matter candidates and the ability to reproduce the observed standard model Higgs-like phenomenology, are automatically inherited by our model. Finally, our results imply that this model is constrained to be observed or discarded soon, since it must be realized at the currently probed energy scale in LHC.

  10. Multichannel CdZnTe Gamma Ray Spectrometer

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    F. P. Doty; C. L. Lingren; B. A. Apotovsky; J. Brunsch; J. F. Butler; T. Collins; R. L. Conwell; S. Friesenhahn; J. Gormley; B. Pi; S. Zhao (Digirad Corp., San Diego, CA); F. L. Augustine, Augustine Engineering, Encinitas, CA; B. A. Bennet; E. Cross; R. B. James (Sandia Nat'l. Labs.)

    1998-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A 3 cm{sup 3} multichannel gamma spectrometer for DOE applications is under development by Digirad Corporation. The device is based on a position sensitive detector packaged in a compact multi-chip module (MCM) with integrated readout circuitry. The modular, multichannel design will enable identification and quantitative analysis of radionuclides in extended sources, or sources containing low levels of activity. The MCM approach has the advantages that the modules are designed for imaging applications, and the sensitivity can be arbitrarily increased by increasing the number of pixels, i.e. adding modules to the instrument. For a high sensitivity probe, the outputs for each pixel can be corrected for gain and offset variations, and summed digitally. Single pixel results obtained with discrete low noise readout indicate energy resolution of 3 keV can be approached with currently available CdZnTe. The energy resolution demonstrated to date with MCMs for 511 keV gamma rays is 10 keV.

  11. Prototype Imaging Cd-Zn-Te Array Detector

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    P. F. Bloser; T. Narita; J. E. Grindlay; K. Shah

    1998-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe initial results of our program to develop and test Cd-Zn-Te (CZT) detectors with a pixellated array readout. Our primary interest is in the development of relatively thick CZT detectors for use in astrophysical coded aperture telescopes with response extending over the energy range $\\sim 10-600$ keV. The coded aperture imaging configuration requires only relatively large area pixels (1-3 mm), whereas the desired high energy response requires detector thicknesses of at least 3-5 mm. We have developed a prototype detector employing a 10 x 10 x 5 mm CZT substrate and 4 x 4 pixel (1.5 mm each) readout with gold metal contacts for the pixels and continuous gold contact for the bias on the opposite detector face. This MSM contact configuration was fabricated by RMD and tested at Harvard for uniformity, efficiency and spatial as well as spectral resolution. We have developed an ASIC readout (IDE-VA-1) and analysis system and report results, including $\\sim 4$% (FWHM) energy resolution at 60 keV. A prototype design for a full imaging detector array is discussed.

  12. Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 Topological Insulators on GaAs (111) Substrates: A Potential Route to Fabricate Topological Insulator p-n Junction

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    Zhaoquan Zeng; Timothy A. Morgan; Dongsheng Fan; Chen Li; Yusuke Hirono; Xian Hu; Yanfei Zhao; Joon Sue Lee; Zhiming M. Wang; Jian Wang; Shuiqing Yu; Michael E. Hawkridge; Mourad Benamara; Gregory J. Salamo

    2013-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    High quality Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 topological insulators films were epitaxially grown on GaAs (111) substrate using solid source molecular beam epitaxy. Their growth and behavior on both vicinal and non-vicinal GaAs (111) substrates were investigated by reflection high-energy electron diffraction, atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. It is found that non-vicinal GaAs (111) substrate is better than a vicinal substrate to provide high quality Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 films. Hall and magnetoresistance measurements indicate that p type Sb2Te3 and n type Bi2Te3 topological insulator films can be directly grown on a GaAs (111) substrate, which may pave a way to fabricate topological insulator p-n junction on the same substrate, compatible with the fabrication process of present semiconductor optoelectronic devices.

  13. Electronic and thermoelectric properties of Ce{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and La{sub 3}Te{sub 4} computed with density functional theory with on-site Coulomb interaction correction

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    Vo, Trinh; Allmen, Paul von; Huang, Chen-Kuo; Ma, James; Bux, Sabah; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States)

    2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The electronic properties and Seebeck coefficients of Ce{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and La{sub 3}Te{sub 4} are computed using Density Functional Theory with on-site Coulomb interaction correction. We found that the Seebeck coefficients of Ce{sub 3}Te{sub 4} and La{sub 3}Te{sub 4} are almost equal at temperatures larger than the Curie temperature of Ce{sub 3}Te{sub 4}, and in good agreement with the measurements reported by May et al. [Phys. Rev. B 86, 035135 (2012)]. At temperatures below the Curie temperature, the Seebeck coefficient of Ce{sub 3}Te{sub 4} increases due to the ferromagnetic ordering, which leads the f-electron of Ce to contribute to the Seebeck coefficient in the relevant range of electron concentration.

  14. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, supplment au n 3, Tome 40, mars 1979, page C2-221 MOSSBAUER EFFECT OF l25Te IN MnTe2 SPIN AXIS IN NON-COLLINEAR ANTIFERROMAGNETIC

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Colloque C2, supplment au n 3, Tome 40, mars 1979, page C2-221 MOSSBAUER'effet Mossbauer de 25 Te dans Mnlea^ui est antiferromagntique au-dessous de 85 K, a t mesur de 4.2 K 90 K'accrot 30 degrs 60 K, et dcrot 0 degr 70 K. Abstract.- Mossbauer effect of 125 Te in MnTe2

  15. DISCOVERY OF TeV GAMMA-RAY EMISSION FROM CTA 1 BY VERITAS

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    Aliu, E.; Errando, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States); Archambault, S. [Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada)] [Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2T8 (Canada); Arlen, T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Aune, T.; Bouvier, A. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)] [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Beilicke, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Dickherber, R. [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Benbow, W. [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States)] [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States); Cesarini, A.; Connolly, M. P. [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland)] [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland); Ciupik, L. [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States)] [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States); Collins-Hughes, E. [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland)] [School of Physics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (Ireland); Cui, W. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Duke, C. [Department of Physics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-1690 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-1690 (United States); Dumm, J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Dwarkadas, V. V. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Falcone, A., E-mail: muk@astro.columbia.edu, E-mail: smcarthur@ulysses.uchicago.edu [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); and others

    2013-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the discovery of TeV gamma-ray emission coincident with the shell-type radio supernova remnant (SNR) CTA 1 using the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory. The source, VER J0006+729, was detected as a 6.5 standard deviation excess over background and shows an extended morphology, approximated by a two-dimensional Gaussian of semimajor (semiminor) axis 0. Degree-Sign 30 (0. Degree-Sign 24) and a centroid 5' from the Fermi gamma-ray pulsar PSR J0007+7303 and its X-ray pulsar wind nebula (PWN). The photon spectrum is well described by a power-law dN/dE = N {sub 0}(E/3 TeV){sup -{Gamma}}, with a differential spectral index of {Gamma} = 2.2 {+-} 0.2{sub stat} {+-} 0.3{sub sys}, and normalization N {sub 0} = (9.1 {+-} 1.3{sub stat} {+-} 1.7{sub sys}) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -14} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} TeV{sup -1}. The integral flux, F {sub {gamma}} = 4.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} above 1 TeV, corresponds to 0.2% of the pulsar spin-down power at 1.4 kpc. The energetics, colocation with the SNR, and the relatively small extent of the TeV emission strongly argue for the PWN origin of the TeV photons. We consider the origin of the TeV emission in CTA 1.

  16. Development of a Total Energy, Environment and Asset Management (TE2AM tm) Curriculum

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    None

    2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) has completed the sponsored project entitled, Development of a Total Energy, Environment and Asset Management (TE2AM) Curriculum. The project involved the development of a structured professional development program to improve the knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies of engineers and operators of commercial buildings. TE2AM advances a radically different approach to commercial building design, operation, maintenance, and end-?of-?life disposition. By employing asset management principles to the lifecycle of a commercial building, owners and occupants will realize improved building performance, reduced energy consumption and positive environmental impacts. Through our commercialization plan, we intend to offer TE2AM courses and certificates to the professional community and continuously improve TE2AM course materials. The TE2AM project supports the DOE Strategic Theme 1 -? Energy Security; and will further advance the DOE Strategic Goal 1.4 Energy Productivity. Through participation in the TE2AM curriculum, engineers and operators of commercial buildings will be eligible for a professional certificate; denoting the completion of a prescribed series of learning activities. The project involved a comprehensive, rigorous approach to curriculum development, and accomplished the following goals: 1. Identify, analyze and prioritize key learning needs of engineers, architects and technical professionals as operators of commercial buildings. 2. Design and develop TE2AM curricula and instructional strategies to meet learning needs of the target learning community. 3. Establish partnerships with the sponsor and key stakeholders to enhance the development and delivery of learning programs. 4. Successfully commercialize and sustain the training and certificate programs for a substantial time following the term of the award. The project team was successful in achieving the goals and deliverables set forth in the original proposal. Though attempts were made to adhere to the original project timeline, the team requested, and was granted a 6-?month project extension, during which time the project was completed.

  17. Exploring alternative symmetry breaking mechanisms at the LHC with 7, 8 and 10 TeV total energy

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    Ballestrero, Alessandro; Maina, Ezio

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of the annnouncement that in 2012 the LHC will run at 8 TeV, we study the possibility of detecting signals of alternative mechanisms of ElectroWeak Symmetry Breaking, described phenomenologically by unitarized models, at energies lower than 14 TeV. A complete calculation with six fermions in the final state is performed using the PHANTOM event generator. Our results indicate that at 8 TeV some of the scenarios with TeV scale resonances are likely to be identified while models with no resonances or with very heavy ones will be inaccessible, unless the available luminosity will be much higher than expected.

  18. Exploring alternative symmetry breaking mechanisms at the LHC with 7, 8 and 10 TeV total energy

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    Alessandro Ballestrero; Diogo Buarque Franzosi; Ezio Maina

    2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of the annnouncement that in 2012 the LHC will run at 8 TeV, we study the possibility of detecting signals of alternative mechanisms of ElectroWeak Symmetry Breaking, described phenomenologically by unitarized models, at energies lower than 14 TeV. A complete calculation with six fermions in the final state is performed using the PHANTOM event generator. Our results indicate that at 8 TeV some of the scenarios with TeV scale resonances are likely to be identified while models with no resonances or with very heavy ones will be inaccessible, unless the available luminosity will be much higher than expected.

  19. The Tellurophosphate K4P8Te4: Phase-Change Properties, Exfoliation, Photoluminescence in Solution and Nanospheres

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    Weliky, David

    The Tellurophosphate K4P8Te4: Phase-Change Properties, Exfoliation, Photoluminescence in Solution- state NMR spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and PDF analysis indicate exfoliation

  20. Optical properties of ZnO/ZnS and ZnO/ZnTe heterostructures for photovoltaic applications

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    Schrier, Joshua; Demchenko, Denis O.; Wang, Lin-Wang; Alivisatos, A. Paul

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ZnTe heterostructures for photovoltaic applications Joshuatoo large for optimal photovoltaic e?ciency. By using band-nanowires can be used as photovoltaic devices with organic

  1. Analysis of Alternate Methods to Obtain Stabilized Power Performance of CdTe and CIGS PV Modules (Presentation)

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    del Cueto, J. A.; Deline, C. A.; Rummel, S.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation outlines an analysis of alternate methods to obtain stabilized power performance of CdTe and CIGS PV modules.

  2. Characterization of Min-K TE-1400 Thermal Insulation

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    Hemrick, James Gordon [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; King, James [ORNL

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Min-K 1400TE insulation material was characterized at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in structural applications under gradient temperature conditions. Initial compression testing was performed at room temperature at various loading rates ranging between 5 and 500 psi/hour (?35 and 3500 kPa/hour) to determine the effect of sample size and test specimen geometry on the compressive strength of Min-K. To determine the loading rates that would be used for stress relaxation testing, compression tests were next carried out at various levels followed by stress relaxation under constant strain at temperatures of 650, 850, and 900oC. Additional high temperature compression testing was performed with samples loaded at a rate of 53 psi/hour (365 kPa/hour) in three load steps of 50, 100 and 200 psi (345, 690, and 1380 kPa) with quick unload/load cycles between steps and followed by a hold period in load control (3 to 100 hours) to allow for sample creep. Testing was carried out at 190, 382, 813, and 850oC. Isothermal stress relaxation testing was performed at temperatures of 190, 382, 813, and 850oC and initial loads of 100 and 200 psi (690 and 1380 kPa). Gradient stress relaxation testing was intended to be performed at temperatures of 850/450oC and 450/190oC with initial loads of 100 or 200 psi (690 and 1380 kPa) performed under constant strain utilizing a twelve-step loading scheme with loading every half hour at a rate of 5.56% strain/hour.

  3. Phenomenology of TeV Right-handed Neutrino and the Dark Matter Model

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    Kingman Cheung; Osamu Seto

    2004-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    In a model of TeV right-handed (RH) neutrino by Krauss, Nasri, and Trodden, the sub-eV scale neutrino masses are generated via a 3-loop diagram with the vanishing see-saw mass forbidden by a discrete symmetry, and the TeV mass RH neutrino is simultaneously a novel candidate for the cold dark matter. However, we show that with a single RH neutrino it is not possible to generate two mass-square differences as required by the oscillation data. We extend the model by introducing one more TeV RH neutrino and show that it is possible to satisfy the oscillation pattern within the modified model. After studying in detail the constraints coming from the dark matter, lepton flavor violation and the muon anomalous magnetic moment, and the neutrinoless double beta decay, we explore the parameter space and derive predictions of the model. Finally, we study the production and decay signatures of the TeV RH neutrinos at TeV $e^+ e^-/\\mu^+ \\mu^-$ colliders.

  4. SnTe field effect transistors and the anomalous electrical response of structural phase transition

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    Li, Haitao, E-mail: haitao.li@nist.gov; Zhu, Hao; Yuan, Hui; Li, Qiliang, E-mail: qli6@gmu.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (United States); Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); You, Lin; Kopanski, Joseph J. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (United States); Richter, Curt A. [Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Zhao, Erhai [School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (United States)

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    SnTe is a conventional thermoelectric material and has been newly found to be a topological crystalline insulator. In this work, back-gate SnTe field-effect transistors have been fabricated and fully characterized. The devices exhibit n-type transistor behaviors with excellent current-voltage characteristics and large on/off ratio (>10{sup 6}). The device threshold voltage, conductance, mobility, and subthreshold swing have been studied and compared at different temperatures. It is found that the subthreshold swings as a function of temperature have an apparent response to the SnTe phase transition between cubic and rhombohedral structures at 110?K. The abnormal and rapid increase in subthreshold swing around the phase transition temperature may be due to the soft phonon/structure change which causes the large increase in SnTe dielectric constant. Such an interesting and remarkable electrical response to phase transition at different temperatures makes the small SnTe transistor attractive for various electronic devices.

  5. Discovery of TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Cygnus Region

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    Abdo, A.A.; Allen, B.; Berley, D.; Blaufuss, E.; Casanova, S.; Chen, C.; Coyne, D.G.; Delay, R.S.; Dingus, B.L.; Ellsworth, R.W.; Fleysher, L.; Fleysher, R.; Gonzalez,; Goodman, J.A.; Hays, E.; Hoffman, C.M.; Kolterman, B.E.; Kelley, L.A.; Lansdell, C.P.; Linnemann, J.T.; McEnery, J.E.

    2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The diffuse gamma radiation arising from the interaction of cosmic ray particles with matter and radiation in the Galaxy is one of the few probes available to study the origin of the cosmic rays. Milagro is a water Cherenkov detector that continuously views the entire overhead sky. The large field-of-view combined with the long observation time makes Milagro the most sensitive instrument available for the study of large, low surface brightness sources such as the diffuse gamma radiation arising from interactions of cosmic radiation with interstellar matter. In this paper we present spatial and flux measurements of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus Region. The TeV image shows at least one new source MGRO J2019+37 as well as correlations with the matter density in the region as would be expected from cosmic-ray proton interactions. However, the TeV gamma-ray flux as measured at {approx}12 TeV from the Cygnus region (after excluding MGRO J2019+37) exceeds that predicted from a conventional model of cosmic ray production and propagation. This observation indicates the existence of either hard-spectrum cosmic-ray sources and/or other sources of TeV gamma rays in the region.

  6. Discovery of TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Cygnus Region of the Galaxy

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    A. A. Abdo; B. Allen; D. Berley; E. Blaufuss; S. Casanova; C. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; R. W. Ellsworth; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; M. M. Gonzalez; J. A. Goodman; E. Hays; C. M. Hoffman; B. E. Kolterman; L. A. Kelley; C. P. Lansdell; J. T. Linnemann; J. E. McEnery; A. I. Mincer; I. V. Moskalenko; P. Nemethy; D. Noyes; J. M. Ryan; F. W. Samuelson; P. M. Saz Parkinson; M. Schneider; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; A. W. Strong; G. W. Sullivan; V. Vasileiou; G. P. Walker; D. A. Williams; X. W. Xu; G. B. Yodh

    2006-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The diffuse gamma radiation arising from the interaction of cosmic ray particles with matter and radiation in the Galaxy is one of the few probes available to study the origin of the cosmic rays. Milagro is a water Cherenkov detector that continuously views the entire overhead sky. The large field-of-view combined with the long observation time makes Milagro the most sensitive instrument available for the study of large, low surface brightness sources such as the diffuse gamma radiation arising from interactions of cosmic radiation with interstellar matter. In this paper we present spatial and flux measurements of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus Region. The TeV image shows at least one new source MGRO J2019+37 as well as correlations with the matter density in the region as would be expected from cosmic-ray proton interactions. However, the TeV gamma-ray flux as measured at ~12 TeV from the Cygnus region (after excluding MGRO J2019+37) exceeds that predicted from a conventional model of cosmic ray production and propagation. This observation indicates the existence of either hard-spectrum cosmic-ray sources and/or other sources of TeV gamma rays in the region.

  7. Synthesis, crystal and electronic structure, and physical properties of the new lanthanum copper telluride La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5}Te{sub 7}

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    Zelinska, Mariya; Assoud, Abdeljalil [Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1 (Canada); Kleinke, Holger, E-mail: kleinke@uwaterloo.c [Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G1 (Canada)

    2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The new lanthanum copper telluride La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} has been obtained by annealing the elements at 1073 K. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction studies revealed that the title compound crystallizes in a new structure type, space group Pnma (no. 62) with lattice dimensions of a=8.2326(3) A, b=25.9466(9) A, c=7.3402(3) A, V=1567.9(1) A{sup 3}, Z=4 for La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4.86(4)}Te{sub 7}. The structure of La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} is remarkably complex. The Cu and Te atoms build up a three-dimensional covalent network. The coordination polyhedra include trigonal LaTe{sub 6} prisms, capped trigonal LaTe{sub 7} prisms, CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra, and CuTe{sub 3} pyramids. All Cu sites exhibit deficiencies of various extents. Electrical property measurements on a sintered pellet of La{sub 3}Cu{sub 4.86}Te{sub 7} indicate that it is a p-type semiconductor in accordance with the electronic structure calculations. -- Graphical abstract: Oligomeric unit comprising interconnected CuTe{sub 3} pyramids and CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra. Display Omitted Research highlights: {yields} La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} adopts a new structure type. {yields} All Cu sites exhibit deficiencies of various extents. {yields} The coordination polyhedra include trigonal LaTe{sub 6} prisms, capped trigonal LaTe{sub 7} prisms, CuTe{sub 4} tetrahedra and CuTe{sub 3} pyramids. {yields} La{sub 3}Cu{sub 5-x}Te{sub 7} is a p-type semiconductor.

  8. Measurements of proton induced reaction cross sections on 120Te for the astrophysical p-process

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    R. T. Gray; N. zkan; C. Yal?n; A. Palumbo; R. deBoer; J. Grres; P. J. Leblanc; S. O'Brien; E. Strandberg; W. P. Tan; M. Wiescher; Zs. Flp; E. Somorjai; H. Y. Lee; J. P. Greene

    2009-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The total cross sections for the 120Te(p,gamma)121I and 120Te(p,n)120I reactions have been measured by the activation method in the effective center-of-mass energies between 2.47 MeV and 7.93 MeV. The targets were prepared by evaporation of 99.4 % isotopically enriched 120Te on Aluminum and Carbon backing foils, and bombarded with proton beams provided by the FN tandem accelerator at the University of Notre Dame. The cross sections and $S$ factors were deduced from the observed gamma ray activity, which was detected off-line by two Clover HPGe detectors mounted in close geometry. The results are presented and compared with the predictions of statistical model calculations using the codes NON-SMOKER and TALYS.

  9. Search for contact interactions in ???? events in pp collisions at ?s=7 TeV

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    Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Aguilo, E.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Er, J.; Fabjan, C.; et al

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are reported from a search for the effects of contact interactions using events with a high-mass, oppositely charged muon pair. The events are collected in proton-proton collisions at s?=7 TeV using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.3 fb?. The observed dimuon mass spectrum is consistent with that expected from the standard model. The data are interpreted in the context of a quark- and muon-compositeness model with a left-handed isoscalar current and an energy scale parameter ?. The 95% confidence level lower limit on ? ismore9.5 TeV under the assumption of destructive interference between the standard model and contact-interaction amplitudes. For constructive interference, the limit is 13.1 TeV. These limits are comparable to the most stringent ones reported to date.less

  10. Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Topological Insulator, Bi 2Te3

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    Siemons, W.

    2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Three-dimensional topological insulators are a new state of quantum matter with a bulk gap and odd number of relativistic Dirac fermions on the surface. By investigating the surface state of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the surface state consists of a single nondegenerate Dirac cone. Furthermore, with appropriate hole doping, the Fermi level can be tuned to intersect only the surface states, indicating a full energy gap for the bulk states. Our results establish that Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} is a simple model system for the three-dimensional topological insulator with a single Dirac cone on the surface. The large bulk gap of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} also points to promising potential for high-temperature spintronics applications.

  11. First-Principles Study of Surface States of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}

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    Park, Kyungwha [Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States)

    2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} is a topological insulator with time reversal symmetry possessing a single Dirac cone at a given surface. The surface states of topological insulators play a critical role in exotic physical phenomena and their applications. We investigate the surface states of thin films of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3}(111) using density-functional theory including spin-orbit coupling. Considering one to six quintuple layers (QLs) of Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} films, we identify the surface states from calculated band structures using the decay length of the surface states and electron density plots. We show that the films of 1 and 2 QLs are too thin to hold the surface states protected topologically, and that for thicker films bands identified as surface states at {Gamma}-bar lose their surface-state features away from {Gamma}-bar. This method can be applied to other topological insulators.

  12. Thermoelectric properties of indium doped PbTe{sub 1-y}Se{sub y} alloys

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    Bali, Ashoka; Mallik, Ramesh Chandra, E-mail: rcmallik@physics.iisc.ernet.in [Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, Karnataka (India); Wang, Heng; Snyder, G. Jeffrey [Department of Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Lead telluride and its alloys are well known for their thermoelectric applications. Here, a systematic study of PbTe{sub 1-y}Se{sub y} alloys doped with indium has been done. The powder X-Ray diffraction combined with Rietveld analysis confirmed the polycrystalline single phase nature of the samples, while microstructural analysis with scanning electron microscope results showed densification of samples and presence of micrometer sized particles. The temperature dependent transport properties showed that in these alloys, indium neither pinned the Fermi level as it does in PbTe, nor acted as a resonant dopant as in SnTe. At high temperatures, bipolar effect was observed which restricted the zT to 0.66 at 800?K for the sample with 30% Se content.

  13. Hybrid model of GeV-TeV gamma ray emission from Galactic Center

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    Yi-Qing Guo; Qiang Yuan; Cheng Liu; Ai-Feng Li

    2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The observations of high energy $\\gamma$-ray emission from the Galactic center (GC) by HESS, and recently by Fermi, suggest the cosmic ray acceleration in the GC and possibly around the supermassive black hole. In this work we propose a lepton-hadron hybrid model to explain simultaneously the GeV-TeV $\\gamma$-ray emission. Both electrons and hadronic cosmic rays were accelerated during the past activity of the GC. Then these particles would diffuse outwards and interact with the interstellar gas and background radiation field. The collisions between hadronic cosmic rays with gas is responsible to the TeV $\\gamma$-ray emission detected by HESS. With fast cooling in the strong radiation field, the electrons would cool down and radiate GeV photons through inverse Compton scattering off the soft background photons. This scenario provides a natural explanation of the observed GeV-TeV spectral shape of $\\gamma$-rays.

  14. Temporal and temperature evolution of electric field in CdTe:In radiation detectors

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    D?di?, V., E-mail: dedicv@karlov.mff.cuni.cz; Zzvorka, J.; Rejhon, M.; Franc, J.; Grill, R. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Physics, Charles University, KeKarlovu 5, Prague 2 CZ-121 16 (Czech Republic); Sellin, P. J. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH (United Kingdom)

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We employed measurement of the Pockels electro-optic effect to study the electric field and space charge dynamics in semi-insulating CdTe doped with indium. We performed measurements of time and temperature dependence of the electric field. The polarization due to space charge build-up decreases with increasing temperature. Increase of temperature, therefore, leads to de-polarization in CdTe:In detectors which are opposite to the CdTe:Cl samples studied to date. We have shown that the thermally activated depolarization cannot be explained by the conventional model used for the description of space charge formation so far and an alternative model involving a recombination level was suggested and successfully used.

  15. Search for contact interactions in ???? events in pp collisions at ?s=7 TeV

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    Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Aguilo, E.; Bergauer, T.; Dragicevic, M.; Er, J.; Fabjan, C.; Friedl, M.; Frhwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hammer, J.; Hrmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Kiesenhofer, W.; Knnz, V.; Krammer, M.; Krtschmer, I.; Liko, D.; Mikulec, I.; Pernicka, M.; Rahbaran, B.; Rohringer, C.; Rohringer, H.; Schfbeck, R.; Strauss, J.; Taurok, A.; Waltenberger, W.; Walzel, G.; Widl, E.; Wulz, C.-E.; Mossolov, V.; Shumeiko, N.; Suarez Gonzalez, J.; Bansal, M.; Bansal, S.; Cornelis, T.; De Wolf, E. A.; Janssen, X.; Luyckx, S.; Mucibello, L.; Ochesanu, S.; Roland, B.; Rougny, R.; Selvaggi, M.; Staykova, Z.; Van Haevermaet, H.; Van Mechelen, P.; Van Remortel, N.; Van Spilbeeck, A.; Blekman, F.; Blyweert, S.; DHondt, J.; Gonzalez Suarez, R.; Kalogeropoulos, A.; Maes, M.; Olbrechts, A.; Van Doninck, W.; Van Mulders, P.; Van Onsem, G. P.; Villella, I.; Clerbaux, B.; De Lentdecker, G.; Dero, V.; Gay, A. P. R.; Hreus, T.; Lonard, A.; Marage, P. E.; Mohammadi, A.; Reis, T.; Thomas, L.; Vander Marcken, G.; Vander Velde, C.; Vanlaer, P.; Wang, J.; Adler, V.; Beernaert, K.; Cimmino, A.; Costantini, S.; Garcia, G.; Grunewald, M.; Klein, B.; Lellouch, J.; Marinov, A.; Mccartin, J.; Ocampo Rios, A. A.; Ryckbosch, D.; Strobbe, N.; Thyssen, F.; Tytgat, M.; Verwilligen, P.; Walsh, S.; Yazgan, E.; Zaganidis, N.; Basegmez, S.; Bruno, G.; Castello, R.; Ceard, L.; Delaere, C.; du Pree, T.; Favart, D.; Forthomme, L.; Giammanco, A.; Hollar, J.; Lemaitre, V.; Liao, J.; Militaru, O.; Nuttens, C.; Pagano, D.; Pin, A.; Piotrzkowski, K.; Schul, N.; Vizan Garcia, J. M.; Beliy, N.; Caebergs, T.; Daubie, E.; Hammad, G. H.; Alves, G. A.; Correa Martins Junior, M.; De Jesus Damiao, D.; Martins, T.; Pol, M. E.; Souza, M. H. G.; Ald Jnior, W. L.; Carvalho, W.; Custdio, A.; Da Costa, E. M.; De Oliveira Martins, C.; Fonseca De Souza, S.; Matos Figueiredo, D.; Mundim, L.; Nogima, H.; Oguri, V.; Prado Da Silva, W. L.; Santoro, A.; Soares Jorge, L.; Sznajder, A.; Anjos, T. S.; Bernardes, C. A.; Dias, F. A.; Fernandez Perez Tomei, T. R.; Gregores, E. M.; Lagana, C.; Marinho, F.; Mercadante, P. G.; Novaes, S. F.; Padula, Sandra S.; Genchev, V.; Iaydjiev, P.; Piperov, S.; Rodozov, M.; Stoykova, S.; Sultanov, G.; Tcholakov, V.; Trayanov, R.; Vutova, M.; Dimitrov, A.; Hadjiiska, R.; Kozhuharov, V.; Litov, L.; Pavlov, B.; Petkov, P.; Bian, J. G.; Chen, G. M.; Chen, H. S.; Jiang, C. H.; Liang, D.; Liang, S.; Meng, X.; Tao, J.; Wang, J.; Wang, X.; Wang, Z.; Xiao, H.; Xu, M.; Zang, J.; Zhang, Z.; Asawatangtrakuldee, C.; Ban, Y.; Guo, S.; Guo, Y.; Li, W.; Liu, S.; Mao, Y.; Qian, S. J.; Teng, H.; Wang, D.; Zhang, L.; Zhu, B.; Zou, W.; Avila, C.; Gomez, J. P.; Gomez Moreno, B.; Osorio Oliveros, A. F.; Sanabria, J. C.; Godinovic, N.; Lelas, D.; Plestina, R.; Polic, D.; Puljak, I.; Antunovic, Z.; Kovac, M.; Brigljevic, V.; Duric, S.; Kadija, K.; Luetic, J.; Morovic, S.; Attikis, A.; Galanti, M.; Mavromanolakis, G.; Mousa, J.; Nicolaou, C.; Ptochos, F.; Razis, P. A.; Finger, M.; Finger, M.; Assran, Y.; Elgammal, S.; Ellithi Kamel, A.; Mahmoud, M. A.; Radi, A.; Kadastik, M.; Mntel, M.; Raidal, M.; Rebane, L.; Tiko, A.; Eerola, P.; Fedi, G.; Voutilainen, M.; Hrknen, J.; Heikkinen, A.; Karimki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Kortelainen, M. J.; Lampn, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Lindn, T.; Luukka, P.; Menp, T.; Peltola, T.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuovinen, E.; Ungaro, D.; Wendland, L.; Banzuzi, K.; Karjalainen, A.; Korpela, A.; Tuuva, T.; Besancon, M.; Choudhury, S.; Dejardin, M.; Denegri, D.; Fabbro, B.; Faure, J. L.; Ferri, F.; Ganjour, S.; Givernaud, A.; Gras, P.; Hamel de Monchenault, G.; Jarry, P.; Locci, E.; Malcles, J.; Millischer, L.; Nayak, A.; Rander, J.; Rosowsky, A.; Shreyber, I.; Titov, M.; Baffioni, S.; Beaudette, F.; Benhabib, L.; Bianchini, L.; Bluj, M.; Broutin, C.; Busson, P.; Charlot, C.; Daci, N.; Dahms, T.; Dobrzynski, L.; Granier de Cassagnac, R.; Haguenauer, M.; Min, P.; Mironov, C.; Naranjo, I. N.; Nguyen, M.; Ochando, C.; Paganini, P.; Sabes, D.; Salerno, R.; Sirois, Y.; Veelken, C.; Zabi, A.; Agram, J.-L.; Andrea, J.; Bloch, D.; Bodin, D.; Brom, J.-M.; Cardaci, M.; Chabert, E. C.; Collard, C.; Conte, E.; Drouhin, F.; Ferro, C.; Fontaine, J.-C.; Gel, D.; Goerlach, U.; Juillot, P.; Le Bihan, A.-C.; Van Hove, P.; Fassi, F.; Mercier, D.; Beauceron, S.; Beaupere, N.; Bondu, O.; Boudoul, G.; Chasserat, J.; Chierici, R.; Contardo, D.; Depasse, P.; El Mamouni, H.; Fay, J.; Gascon, S.; Gouzevitch, M.; Ille, B.; Kurca, T.; Lethuillier, M.; Mirabito, L.; Perries, S.; Sordini, V.; Tschudi, Y.; Verdier, P.; Viret, S.; Tsamalaidze, Z.; Anagnostou, G.; Beranek, S.; Edelhoff, M.; Feld, L.; Heracleous, N.; Hindrichs, O.; Jussen, R.; Klein, K.; Merz, J.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Results are reported from a search for the effects of contact interactions using events with a high-mass, oppositely charged muon pair. The events are collected in proton-proton collisions at s?=7 TeV using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.3 fb?. The observed dimuon mass spectrum is consistent with that expected from the standard model. The data are interpreted in the context of a quark- and muon-compositeness model with a left-handed isoscalar current and an energy scale parameter ?. The 95% confidence level lower limit on ? is 9.5 TeV under the assumption of destructive interference between the standard model and contact-interaction amplitudes. For constructive interference, the limit is 13.1 TeV. These limits are comparable to the most stringent ones reported to date.

  16. Pair correlations in the neutrinoless double-{beta} decay candidate {sup 130}Te

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    Bloxham, T.; Freedman, S. J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Kay, B. P.; Schiffer, J. P.; Clark, J. A. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Deibel, C. M. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48825 (United States); Freeman, S. J.; Howard, A. M.; McAllister, S. A.; Sharp, D. K.; Thomas, J. S. [Schuster Laboratory, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Parker, P. D. [A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 (United States)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Pair correlations in the ground state of {sup 130}Te have been investigated using pair-transfer experiments to explore the validity of approximations in calculating the matrix element for neutrinoless double-{beta} decay. This nucleus is a candidate for the observation of such decay, and a good understanding of its structure is crucial for eventual calculations of the neutrino mass, should such a decay indeed be observed. For proton-pair adding, strong transitions to excited 0{sup +} states had been observed in the Te isotopes by Alford et al. [Nucl. Phys. A 323, 339 (1979)], indicating a breaking of the BCS approximation for protons in the ground state. We measured the neutron-pair removing (p,t) reaction on {sup 130}Te and found no indication of a corresponding splitting of the BCS nature of the ground state for neutrons.

  17. Pair correlations in neutrinoless double {beta} decay candidate {sup 130}Te.

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    Bloxham, T.; Kay, B. P.; Schiffer, J. P.; Clark, J. A.; Deibel, C. M.; Freeman, S. J.; Freedman, S. J.; Howard, A. M.; McAllister, S. A.; Parker, P. D.; Sharp, D. K.; Thomas, J. S. (Physics); ( PSC-USR); (LBNL); (Michigan State Univ.); (Univ. of Manchester); (Yale Univ.)

    2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Pair correlations in the ground state of {sup 130}Te have been investigated using pair-transfer experiments to explore the validity of approximations in calculating the matrix element for neutrinoless double-{beta} decay. This nucleus is a candidate for the observation of such decay, and a good understanding of its structure is crucial for eventual calculations of the neutrino mass, should such a decay indeed be observed. For proton-pair adding, strong transitions to excited 0{sup +} states had been observed in the Te isotopes by Alford et al. [Nucl. Phys. A 323, 339 (1979)], indicating a breaking of the BCS approximation for protons in the ground state. We measured the neutron-pair removing (p,t) reaction on {sup 130}Te and found no indication of a corresponding splitting of the BCS nature of the ground state for neutrons.

  18. Reassessment of the NuTeV determination of the Weinberg angle

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    W. Bentz, I.C. Cloet, J.T. Londergan and A.W. Thomas

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In light of the recent discovery of the importance of the isovector EMC effect for the interpretation of the NuTeV determination of sin2 #18;W, it seems timely to reassess the central value and the errors on this fundamental Standard Model parameter derived from the NuTeV data. We also include earlier work on charge symmetry violation and the recent limits on a possible asymmetry between s and s quarks. With these corrections we find a revised NuTeV result of sin2 #18;W = 0.2232 0.0013(stat) 0.0024(syst), which is in excellent agreement with the running of sin2 #18;W predicted by the Standard Model.

  19. Thermoelectric study of crossroads material MnTe via sulfur doping

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    Xie, Wenjie, E-mail: xie@imw.uni-stuttgart.de; Populoh, Sascha; Sagarna, Leyre; Trottmann, Matthias [EmpaSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dbendorf (Switzerland); Ga??zka, Krzysztof [EmpaSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dbendorf (Switzerland); Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern (Switzerland); Xiao, Xingxing [Institute for Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, DE-70569 Stuttgart (Germany); Liu, Yufei; He, Jian [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978 (United States); Weidenkaff, Anke [EmpaSwiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis, Uberlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dbendorf (Switzerland); Institute for Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, DE-70569 Stuttgart (Germany)

    2014-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Here, we report thermoelectric study of crossroads material MnTe via iso-electronic doping S on the Te-site. MnTe{sub 1-x}S{sub x} samples with nominal S content of x?=?0.00, 0.05, and 0.10 were prepared using a melt-quench method followed by pulverization and spark plasma sintering. The X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and ZAF-corrected compositional analysis confirmed that S uniformly substitutes Te up to slightly over 2%. A higher content of S in the starting materials led to the formation of secondary phases. The thermoelectric properties of MnTe{sub 1-x}S{sub x} samples were characterized by means of Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity measurements from 300?K to 773?K. Furthermore, Hall coefficient measurements and a single parabolic band model were used to help gain insights on the effects of S-doping on the scattering mechanism and the carrier effective mass. As expected, S doping not only introduced hole charge carriers but also created short-range defects that effectively scatter heat-carrying phonons at elevated temperatures. On the other hand, we found that S doping degraded the effective mass. As a result, the ZT of MnTe{sub 0.9}S{sub 0.1} was substantially enhanced over the pristine sample near 400?K, while the improvement of ZT became marginal at elevated temperatures. A ZT???0.65 at 773?K was obtained in all three samples.

  20. Medida de la seccin eficaz de produccin de dibosones WZ a 7 TeV y 8 TeV de energa del centro de masas en el experimento CMS.

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    Duarte Campderrs, Jordi; Rodrigo Anoro, Teresa

    The WZ associated diboson production is studied by measuring both inclusive cross section and, for the first time, the ratio between the $W^-Z$ and the $W^+Z$ cross sections. The measurements are performed using data samples of proton-proton collisions collected during the years 2011 and 2012, at 7 and 8 TeV of centre-of-mass energies, respectively, by the CMS experiment at the LHC, updating the 7 TeV cross section measurement available in CMS, and presenting the new cross section measurement in CMS at 8 TeV. The data sample used for the 7 TeV measurements correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 $fb^{-1}$, whence the data for the 8 TeV correspond to $\\mathcal{L}_{int}=19.6~fb^{-1}$. The obtained results are found compatible with the Standard Model predictions.

  1. OBSERVATION OF TeV GAMMA RAYS FROM THE CRAB NEBULA WITH MILAGRO USING A NEW BACKGROUND REJECTION TECHNIQUE

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    electromagnetic air showers in the Milagro gamma-ray observatory, based on the ability to detect the energetic the late 1980s that the first convincing detection of a source of TeV gamma rays was made with a ground by the Whipple experiment to detect TeV gamma-ray emission from the Crab Nebula (Weekes et al. 1989). Since

  2. Detection of Sub-TeV gamma-rays from the Galactic Center with the CANGAROO-II

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    Enomoto, Ryoji

    Detection of Sub-TeV gamma-rays from the Galactic Center with the CANGAROO-II telescope Ken significant excess at energies greater than 250GeV. This is the first detection of sub-TeV gamma rays from than that predicted previously give IACTs a chance of detecting a gamma-ray #12;signal in the 100 Ge

  3. Hydrogen passivation of Se and Te in AlSb M. D. McCluskey and E. E. Haller

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    McCluskey, Matthew

    Hydrogen passivation of Se and Te in AlSb M. D. McCluskey and E. E. Haller Lawrence Berkeley observed local vibrational modes LVM's arising from DX-hydrogen complex in AlSb. Hydrogen was diffused into bulk AlSb:Se and AlSb:Te by annealing in sealed quartz ampoules with either hydrogen gas or methanol CH

  4. Mechanically-exfoliated stacks of thin films of Bi2Te3 topological insulators with enhanced thermoelectric performance

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    Mechanically-exfoliated stacks of thin films of Bi2Te3 topological insulators with enhanced; published online 1 October 2010 The authors report on "graphene-like" mechanical exfoliation of single can be used to mechanically exfoliate the ultrathin films of Bi2Te3 with the thickness down

  5. High Efficiency Thin Film CdTe and a-Si Based Solar Cells Final Technical Report for the Period

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    Deng, Xunming

    High Efficiency Thin Film CdTe and a-Si Based Solar Cells Final Technical Report for the Period This is the final report covering approximately 42 months of this subcontract for research on high efficiency CdTe-based thin-film solar cells and on high efficiency a-Si-based thin-film solar cells. Phases I and II have

  6. Growth of amorphous TeO{sub x} (2{<=}x{<=}3) thin film by radio frequency sputtering

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    Dewan, Namrata; Gupta, Vinay; Sreenivas, K.; Katiyar, R. S. [Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007 (India); Department of Physics, University of Puerto Rico, P.O. Box 23343, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3343 (Puerto Rico)

    2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Thin films of Tellurium oxide TeO{sub x} over a wide range of x (2 to 3) were prepared by radio frequency diode sputtering at room temperature on corning glass and quartz substrate. The deposited films are amorphous in nature and IR spectroscopy reveals the formation of Te-O bond. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows the variation in the stoichiometry of TeO{sub x} film from x=2 to 3 with an increase in oxygen percentage (25 to 100%) in processing sputtering gas composition. Raman spectroscopy depicts the formation of TeO{sub 3} trigonal pyramid besides TeO{sub 4} disphenoid in the amorphous TeO{sub x} film with increase in the value of x. The varying stoichiometry of TeO{sub x} thin film (x=2 to 3) was found to influence the optical, electrical, and elastic properties. The optical band gap of film increases from 3.8 to 4.2 eV with increasing x and is attributed to the decrease in density. The elastic constants (C{sub 11} and C{sub 44}) of the deposited films are lower than the corresponding value reported for TeO{sub 2} single crystal.

  7. CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates Xavier Mathew a,*, J. Pantoja Enriquez a

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates Xavier Mathew a,*, J. Pantoja Enriquez a , Alessandro Romeo b,c Ayodhya N. Tiwari b,d a Centro de Investigacion en Energia-UNAM, 62580, Temixco, Morelos of CdTe/CdS solar cells on flexible substrates is reviewed in this article. Photovoltaic structures

  8. Intrinsic Spin Hall Effect Induced by Quantum Phase Transition in HgCdTe Quantum Wells

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    Yang, Wen; Chang, Kai; /Beijing, Inst. Semiconductors; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Spin Hall effect can be induced both by the extrinsic impurity scattering and by the intrinsic spin-orbit coupling in the electronic structure. The HgTe/CdTe quantum well has a quantum phase transition where the electronic structure changes from normal to inverted. We show that the intrinsic spin Hall effect of the conduction band vanishes on the normal side, while it is finite on the inverted side. This difference gives a direct mechanism to experimentally distinguish the intrinsic spin Hall effect from the extrinsic one.

  9. Shubnikov-de Haas Oscillations in the Bulk Rashba Semiconductor BiTeI

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    Bell, C.; Bahramy, M.S.; Murakawa, H.; Checkelsky, J.G.; Arita, R.; Kaneko, Y.; Onose, Y.; Nagaosa, N.; Tokura, Y.; Hwang, H.Y.

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Bulk magnetoresistance quantum oscillations are observed in high quality single crystal samples of BiTeI. This compound shows an extremely large internal spin-orbit coupling, associated with the polarity of the alternating Bi, Te, and I layers perpendicular to the c-axis. The corresponding areas of the inner and outer Fermi surfaces around the A-point show good agreement with theoretical calculations, demonstrating that the intrinsic bulk Rashba-type splitting is nearly 360 meV, comparable to the largest spin-orbit coupling generated in heterostructures and at surfaces.

  10. Electronics System for the GammaTracker Handheld CdZnTe Detector

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    Myjak, Mitchell J.; Morris, Scott J.; Slaugh, Ryan W.; McCann, Jason M.; Kirihara, Leslie J.; Rohrer, John S.; Burghard, Brion J.; Seifert, Carolyn E.

    2007-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We are currently developing a handheld radioisotope identifier containing eighteen position-sensitive CdZnTe crystals. In addition to isotope identification, the device performs basic Compton imaging to determine the location of suspected sources. This paper gives an overview of the electronics system we have designed for this instrument. We use specialized application-specific integrated circuits to preprocess the outputs of each CdZnTe crystal. A low-power microprocessor running Windows CE drives the user interface and implements the isotope identification and directionality computations. Finally, we use a field-programmable gate array to perform the computationally intensive imaging tasks in real time.

  11. Ionic conductivity and dielectric relaxation in {gamma}-irradiated TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals

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    Sardarli, R. M., E-mail: sardarli@yahoo.com; Samedov, O. A.; Abdullayev, A. P. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Radiation Problems (Azerbaijan); Huseynov, E. K. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan); Salmanov, F. T.; Alieva, N. A.; Agaeva, R. Sh. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Radiation Problems (Azerbaijan)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The switching effect, field and temperature dependences of the permittivity and conductivity of TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals subjected to various {gamma}-irradiation doses are studied. Under rather low electric fields, the phenomenon of threshold switching with an S-shaped current-voltage characteristic containing a portion with negative differential resistance is observed in the crystals. In the region of critical voltages, current and voltage oscillations and imposed modulation are observed. Possible mechanisms of switching, ionic conductivity, disorder, and electrical instability in TlGaTe{sub 2} crystals are discussed.

  12. ZnTe:O phosphor development for x-ray imaging applications

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    Kang, Z.T.; Summers, C.J.; Menkara, H.; Wagner, B.K.; Durst, R.; Diawara, Y.; Mednikova, G.; Thorson, T. [Phosphor Technology Center of Excellence, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States); Georgia Tech Research Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0826 (United States); Bruker AXS 5465 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison Wisconson 53711 (United States)

    2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    An efficient ZnTe:O x-ray powder phosphor was prepared by a dry synthesis process using gaseous doping and etching medias. The x-ray luminescent properties were evaluated and compared to standard commercial phosphors exhibited an x-ray luminescent efficiency equivalent to 76% of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 2}S:Tb and an equal resolution of 2.5 lines/mm. In addition, the fast decay time, low afterglow, and superior spectral match to conventional charge-coupled devices-indicate that ZnTe:O is a very promising phosphor candidate for x-ray imaging applications.

  13. Unique nanostructures and enhanced thermoelectric performance of melt-spun BiSbTe alloys

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    Xie Wenjie [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978 (United States); Tang Xinfeng; Yan Yonggao; Zhang Qingjie [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Tritt, Terry M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978 (United States)

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a melt spinning technique followed by a quick spark plasma sintering procedure to fabricate high-performance p-type Bi{sub 0.52}Sb{sub 1.48}Te{sub 3} bulk material with unique microstructures. The microstructures consist of nanocrystalline domains embedded in amorphous matrix and 5-15 nm nanocrystals with coherent grain boundary. The significantly reduced thermal conductivity leads to a state-of-the-art dimensionless figure of merit ZT{approx}1.56 at 300 K, more than 50% improvement of that of the commercial Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} ingot materials.

  14. Surface state dominated transport in topological insulator Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} nanowires

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    Hamdou, Bacel, E-mail: bhamdou@physnet.uni-hamburg.de; Gooth, Johannes; Dorn, August; Nielsch, Kornelius, E-mail: knielsch@physnet.uni-hamburg.de [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, Jungiusstrasse 11, 20355 Hamburg (Germany)] [Institute of Applied Physics, University of Hamburg, Jungiusstrasse 11, 20355 Hamburg (Germany); Pippel, Eckhard [Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Germany)

    2013-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on low temperature magnetoresistance measurements on single-crystalline Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} nanowires synthesized via catalytic growth and post-annealing in a Te-rich atmosphere. The observation of Aharonov-Bohm oscillations indicates the presence of topological surface states. Analyses of Subnikov-de Haas oscillations in perpendicular magnetoresistance yield extremely low two-dimensional carrier concentrations and effective electron masses, and very high carrier mobilities. All our findings are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions of massless Dirac fermions at the surfaces of topological insulators.

  15. Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays and Prompt TeV Gamma Rays from Gamma Ray Bursts

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    Pijushpani Bhattacharjee; Nayantara Gupta

    2003-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) have been proposed as one {\\it possible} class of sources of the Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Ray (UHECR) events observed up to energies $\\gsim10^{20}\\ev$. The synchrotron radiation of the highest energy protons accelerated within the GRB source should produce gamma rays up to TeV energies. Here we briefly discuss the implications on the energetics of the GRB from the point of view of the detectability of the prompt TeV gamma rays of proton-synchrotron origin in GRBs in the up-coming ICECUBE muon detector in the south pole.

  16. Cs2Te normal conducting photocathodes in the superconducting rf gun

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    Xiang, R; Buettig, H; Janssen, D; Justus, M; Lehnert, U; Michel, P; Murcek, P; Schamlott, A; Schneider, Ch; Schurig, R; Staufenbiel, F; Teichert, J

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The superconducting radio frequency photoinjector (SRF gun) is one of the latest applications of superconducting rf technology in the accelerator field. Since superconducting photocathodes with high quantum efficiency are yet unavailable, normal conducting cathode material is the main choice for SRF photoinjectors. However, the compatibility between the photocathode and the cavity is one of the challenges for this concept. Recently, a SRF gun with Cs2Te cathode has been successfully operated in Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. In this paper, we will present the physical properties of Cs2Te photocathodes in the SC cavity, such as the quantum efficiency, the lifetime, the rejuvenation, the charge saturation, and the dark current.

  17. Grain boundary enhanced carrier collection in CdTe solar cells

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    Li, Chen [ORNL] [ORNL; Wu, Yelong [University of Toledo] [University of Toledo; Poplawsky, Jonathan D [ORNL] [ORNL; Paudel, Naba [University of Toledo] [University of Toledo; Yin, Wanjian [University of Toledo] [University of Toledo; Pennycook, Timothy [University of Oxford] [University of Oxford; Haigh, Sarah [University of Manchester, UK] [University of Manchester, UK; Oxley, Mark P [ORNL] [ORNL; Lupini, Andrew R [ORNL] [ORNL; Al-jassim, Mowafak [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)] [National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL); Pennycook, Stephen J [ORNL] [ORNL; Yan, Yanfa [University of Toledo] [University of Toledo

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The atomic structure and composition of grain boundaries in CdCl2 treated CdTe solar cells have been determined with aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. A high fraction of Te in the grain boundary regions has been substituted by Cl. Density functional calculations reveal the origin of such segregation levels, and further indicate the GBs are likely inverted to n-type, establishing local P-N junctions, which help to separate electron-hole carriers. The results are in good agreement with electron beam induced current observations of high collection efficiency at grain boundaries.

  18. Topological insulators in Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 with a single Dirac cone on the surface

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    Zhang, Haijun; /Beijing, Inst. Phys.; Liu, Chao-Xing; /Tsinghua U., Beijing; Qi, Xiao-Liang; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Dai, Xi; Fang, Zhong; /Beijing, Inst. Phys.; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Topological insulators are new states of quantum matter in which surface states residing in the bulk insulating gap of such systems are protected by time-reversal symmetry. The study of such states was originally inspired by the robustness to scattering of conducting edge states in quantum Hall systems. Recently, such analogies have resulted in the discovery of topologically protected states in two-dimensional and three-dimensional band insulators with large spin-orbit coupling. So far, the only known three-dimensional topological insulator is Bi{sub x}Sb{sub 1-x}, which is an alloy with complex surface states. Here, we present the results of first-principles electronic structure calculations of the layered, stoichiometric crystals Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3}, Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3}. Our calculations predict that Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 3}, Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} and Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} are topological insulators, whereas Sb{sub 2}Se{sub 3} is not. These topological insulators have robust and simple surface states consisting of a single Dirac cone at the point. In addition, we predict that Bi{sub 2}Se{sub 3} has a topologically non-trivial energy gap of 0.3 eV, which is larger than the energy scale of room temperature. We further present a simple and unified continuum model that captures the salient topological features of this class of materials.

  19. Quantitative electron density characterization of soft tissue substitute plastic materials using grating-based x-ray phase-contrast imaging

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    Sarapata, A.; Chabior, M.; Zanette, I.; Pfeiffer, F. [Lehrstuhl fr Biomedizinische Physik, Physik-Department and Institut fr Medizintechnik, Technische Universitt Mnchen, 85748 Garching (Germany); Cozzini, C.; Sperl, J. I.; Bequ, D. [GE Global Research, 85748 Garching (Germany); Langner, O.; Coman, J. [QRM GmbH, Mhrendorf (Germany); Ruiz-Yaniz, M. [Lehrstuhl fr Biomedizinische Physik, Physik-Department and Institut fr Medizintechnik, Technische Universitt Mnchen, 85748 Garching (Germany); European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Many scientific research areas rely on accurate electron density characterization of various materials. For instance in X-ray optics and radiation therapy, there is a need for a fast and reliable technique to quantitatively characterize samples for electron density. We present how a precise measurement of electron density can be performed using an X-ray phase-contrast grating interferometer in a radiographic mode of a homogenous sample in a controlled geometry. A batch of various plastic materials was characterized quantitatively and compared with calculated results. We found that the measured electron densities closely match theoretical values. The technique yields comparable results between a monochromatic and a polychromatic X-ray source. Measured electron densities can be further used to design dedicated X-ray phase contrast phantoms and the additional information on small angle scattering should be taken into account in order to exclude unsuitable materials.

  20. To Study the Effect of Grating Length on Propagating Modes in Bragg Filters with AlxGa1-xN/GaN Material Composition

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    Sourangsu Banerji

    2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the forward and backward propagating modes in an optical waveguide structure namely the fiber Bragg filter also considered as a one dimensional photonic crystal, are analytically computed as a function of grating length for coupled optical modes. AlxGa1-xN/GaN material composition is considered as a unit block of the periodic organization, and refractive index of AlxGa1-xN/GaN is taken to be dependent on material composition, bandgap and operating wavelength following Adachi's model. Expressions of propagating wave are derived using coupled mode theory. Simulated results help us to study the propagation of forward and backward wave propagating modes inside fiber and waveguide devices.

  1. Interface Driven Energy Filtering of Thermoelectric Power in Spark Plasma Sintered Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 Nanoplatelet Composites

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    Xiong, Qihua

    Interface Driven Energy Filtering of Thermoelectric Power in Spark Plasma Sintered Bi2Te2.7Se0 of the thermodynamic environment during spark plasma sintering (SPS) on the TE performance of bulk figure of merit, Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 nanoplatelet composites, spark plasma sintering, interfaces, grain

  2. TeV GAMMA-RAY SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SKY USING THE MILAGRO OBSERVATORY R. Atkins,1,2

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    to search the entire northern hemisphere for such objects. The search for short bursts of TeV gamma rays hasTeV GAMMA-RAY SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SKY USING THE MILAGRO OBSERVATORY R. Atkins,1,2 W) are presented. The data have been searched for steady point sources of TeV gamma rays between declinations of 1

  3. First Results of a Study of TeV emission of GRBs in Milagrito

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    V energies were observed by the Burst And Transient Satellite Experiment (BATSE) aboard the Compton Gamma-Ray a search for TeV counterparts to -ray bursts. Within the Milagrito #12;eld of view 54 -ray bursts at ke coincident with each of these -ray bursts. For each burst, a circular search region was de#12;ned

  4. 1. INTRODUCTION CdTe/CdS solar cells are among the most promising

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    efficiency photovoltaic mod- ules. Solar cells with efficiencies of 10 to 16% have been obtained with Cd) is different for different TCOs. This paper describes the effect of CdCl2 treatment on the recrystallization of CdTe, grown on different sub- strates and its influence on the photovoltaic properties of the solar

  5. 14%-efficient flexible CdTe solar cells on ultra-thin glass substrates

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    Rance, W. L.; Burst, J. M.; Reese, M. O.; Gessert, T. A.; Metzger, W. K.; Barnes, T. M. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Meysing, D. M.; Wolden, C. A. [Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States); Garner, S.; Cimo, P. [Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York 14831 (United States)

    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexible glass enables high-temperature, roll-to-roll processing of superstrate devices with higher photocurrents than flexible polymer foils because of its higher optical transmission. Using flexible glass in our high-temperature CdTe process, we achieved a certified record conversion efficiency of 14.05% for a flexible CdTe solar cell. Little has been reported on the flexibility of CdTe devices, so we investigated the effects of three different static bending conditions on device performance. We observed a consistent trend of increased short-circuit current and fill factor, whereas the open-circuit voltage consistently dropped. The quantum efficiency under the same static bend condition showed no change in the response. After storage in a flexed state for 24 h, there was very little change in device efficiency relative to its unflexed state. This indicates that flexible glass is a suitable replacement for rigid glass substrates, and that CdTe solar cells can tolerate bending without a decrease in device performance.

  6. 1. INTRODUCTION Polycrystalline CdTe thin films solar cells have shown long

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    for the solar cell, therefore high specific power (ratio of out- put power to the weight) solar cells]. The high specific power is an important issue for space solar cells: if satellites are lighter1. INTRODUCTION Polycrystalline CdTe thin films solar cells have shown long term stable performance

  7. MilagroA TeV Observatory for Gamma Ray Bursts

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    MilagroA TeV Observatory for Gamma Ray Bursts B.L. Dingus and the Milagro Collaboration Los energy gamma-rays from gamma-ray bursts. The highest energy gamma rays supply very strong constraints on the nature of gamma-ray burst sources as well as fundamental physics. Because the highest energy gamma-rays

  8. Neutrino Radiation Challenges and Proposed Solutions for Many-TeV Muon Colliders

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    B. J. King

    2000-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutrino radiation is expected to impose major design and siting constraints on many-TeV muon colliders. Previous predictions for radiation doses at TeV energy scales are briefly reviewed and then modified for extension to the many-TeV energy regime. The energy-cubed dependence of lower energy colliders is found to soften to an increase of slightly less than quadratic when averaged over the plane of the collider ring and slightly less than linear for the radiation hot spots downstream from straight sections in the collider ring. Despite this, the numerical values are judged to be sufficiently high that any many-TeV muon colliders will likely be constructed on large isolated sites specifically chosen to minimize or eliminate human exposure to the neutrino radiation. It is pointed out that such sites would be of an appropriate size scale to also house future proton-proton and electron-positron colliders at the high energy frontier, which naturally leads to conjecture on the possibilities for a new world laboratory for high energy physics. Radiation dose predictions are also presented for the speculative possibility of linear muon colliders. These have greatly reduced radiation constraints relative to circular muon colliders because radiation is only emitted in two pencil beams directed along the axes of the opposing linacs.

  9. High thermoelectric performance by resonant dopant indium in nanostructured SnTe

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    Liao, Bolin

    From an environmental perspective, lead-free SnTe would be preferable for solid-state waste heat recovery if its thermoelectric figure-of-merit could be brought close to that of the lead-containing chalcogenides. In this ...

  10. First measurement of hadronic event shapes in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    CMS Collaboration

    Hadronic event shapes have been measured in protonproton collisions at ?s =7 TeV, with a data sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 pb-1. Event-shape ...

  11. PyR@TE: Renormalization Group Equations for General Gauge Theories

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    Florian Lyonnet; Ingo Schienbein; Florian Staub; Akin Wingerter

    2013-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the two-loop renormalization group equations for a general gauge field theory have been known for quite some time, deriving them for specific models has often been difficult in practice. This is mainly due to the fact that, albeit straightforward, the involved calculations are quite long, tedious and prone to error. The present work is an attempt to facilitate the practical use of the renormalization group equations in model building. To that end, we have developed two completely independent sets of programs written in Python and Mathematica, respectively. The Mathematica scripts will be part of an upcoming release of SARAH 4. The present article describes the collection of Python routines that we dubbed PyR@TE which is an acronym for "Python Renormalization group equations At Two-loop for Everyone". In PyR@TE, once the user specifies the gauge group and the particle content of the model, the routines automatically generate the full two-loop renormalization group equations for all (dimensionless and dimensionful) parameters. The results can optionally be exported to Latex and Mathematica, or stored in a Python data structure for further processing by other programs. For ease of use, we have implemented an interactive mode for PyR@TE in form of an IPython Notebook. As a first application, we have generated with PyR@TE the renormalization group equations for several non-supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model and found some discrepancies with the existing literature.

  12. Terahertz photoconductivity of Pb1-xSnxTe,,In... Dmitry Khokhlov,1,a

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    Ganichev, Sergey

    of different materials, including explosives, etc.3­6 Development of detectors of la- ser radiation system-indium-doped Pb1-xSnxTe-can be implemented for detection of terahertz radiation yielding extremely- ductivity periodically quenched by short radiofrequency pulses. A remarkable feature is that this material

  13. Les Houches 2013: Physics at TeV Colliders: Standard Model Working Group Report

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    J. Butterworth; G. Dissertori; S. Dittmaier; D. de Florian; N. Glover; K. Hamilton; J. Huston; M. Kado; A. Korytov; F. Krauss; G. Soyez; J. R. Andersen; S. Badger; L. Barz; J. Bellm; F. U. Bernlochner; A. Buckley; J. Butterworth; N. Chanon; M. Chiesa; A. Cooper-Sarkar; L. Cieri; G. Cullen; H. van Deurzen; G. Dissertori; S. Dittmaier; D. de Florian; S. Forte; R. Frederix; B. Fuks; J. Gao; M. V. Garzelli; T. Gehrmann; E. Gerwick; S. Gieseke; D. Gillberg; E. W. N. Glover; N. Greiner; K. Hamilton; T. Hapola; H. B. Hartanto; G. Heinrich; A. Huss; J. Huston; B. Jger; M. Kado; A. Kardos; U. Klein; F. Krauss; A. Kruse; L. Lnnblad; G. Luisoni; Daniel Matre; P. Mastrolia; O. Mattelaer; J. Mazzitelli; E. Mirabella; P. Monni; G. Montagna; M. Moretti; P. Nadolsky; P. Nason; O. Nicrosini; C. Oleari; G. Ossola; S. Padhi; T. Peraro; F. Piccinini; S. Pltzer; S. Prestel; J. Pumplin; K. Rabbertz; Voica Radescu; L. Reina; C. Reuschle; J. Rojo; M. Schnherr; J. M. Smillie; J. F. von Soden-Fraunhofen; G. Soyez; R. Thorne; F. Tramontano; Z. Trocsanyi; D. Wackeroth; J. Winter; C-P. Yuan; V. Yundin; K. Zapp

    2014-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This Report summarizes the proceedings of the 2013 Les Houches workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders. Session 1 dealt primarily with (1) the techniques for calculating standard model multi-leg NLO and NNLO QCD and NLO EW cross sections and (2) the comparison of those cross sections with LHC data from Run 1, and projections for future measurements in Run 2.

  14. Investigation of deep level defects in CdTe thin films

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    Shankar, H.; Castaldini, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy); Dieguez, E.; Rubio, S. [Crystal Growth Lab, Department of Materials Physics, Faculty of Science, University Autonoma of Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049, Madrid (Spain); Dauksta, E.; Medvid, A. [Institute of Technical Physics, Riga Technical University, 14 Azenes Str, Riga, Latvia, Department of Materials (Latvia); Cavallini, A. [Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, I-40127 Bologna (Italy)

    2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In the past few years, a large body of work has been dedicated to CdTe thin film semiconductors, as the electronic and optical properties of CdTe nanostructures make them desirable for photovoltaic applications. The performance of semiconductor devices is greatly influenced by the deep levels. Knowledge of parameters of deep levels present in as-grown materials and the identification of their origin is the key factor in the development of photovoltaic device performance. Photo Induced Current Transient Spectroscopy technique (PICTS) has proven to be a very powerful method for the study of deep levels enabling us to identify the type of traps, their activation energy and apparent capture cross section. In the present work, we report the effect of growth parameters and LASER irradiation intensity on the photo-electric and transport properties of CdTe thin films prepared by Close-Space Sublimation method using SiC electrical heating element. CdTe thin films were grown at three different source temperatures (630, 650 and 700 C). The grown films were irradiated with Nd:YAG LASER and characterized by Photo-Induced Current Transient Spectroscopy, Photocurrent measurementand Current Voltage measurements. The defect levels are found to be significantly influenced by the growth temperature.

  15. The Drivetrain of Sustainability Powering innovation in Clean teCh

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    California at Davis, University of

    The Drivetrain of Sustainability Powering innovation in Clean teCh iNSiDe: BUSiNeSS OF HeALTH CARe energy use, generation and storage, as well as other necessities of life, environmentally responsible of Management, I hope to participate in what many expect to be the next big chapter of the California Dream

  16. Accelerated Stress Testing and Diagnostic Analysis of Degradation in CdTe Solar Cells

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    Albin, D. S.

    2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary goal of this study was to ascertain the presence and types of mechanisms affecting CdS/CdTe device stability in the temperature range of 60 to 120 ..deg..C. It should be noted that the results presented were specific to cells made using the specific growth conditions described.

  17. Superconductivity in Topological Insulator Sb2Te3 Induced by Pressure

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    Wang, Wei Hua

    Superconductivity in Topological Insulator Sb2Te3 Induced by Pressure J. Zhu1 *, J. L. Zhang1 *, P superconductivity and topology nature. A s new states of quantum matter, topological insulators are characterized to topological insulators, topological superconductors are expected to have a full pairing gap in the bulk

  18. EXAFS Studies of Ga Doped Pb1-xMnxTe

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    Radisavljevic, I.; Ivanovic, N.; Novakovic, N. [Vinca- Institute of Nuclear Sciences, POB 522, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Romcevic, N. [Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11000 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Mahnke, H.-E. [Bereich Strukturforschung, Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH, D-14109 Berlin (Germany)

    2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We have employed the X-Rays Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) technique to resolve the local structure of Pb1-xMnxTe (Ga) in order to provide answers on questions concerning the exact positions and charge states of constitutive and impurity atoms, possibilities and features of their ordering and (or) clustering, as well as configurational and thermal disorder in the system.

  19. Proton structure from multiparticle contribution to elastic pp-scattering at 7 TeV

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    Heller, Barbara

    Proton structure from multiparticle contribution to elastic pp-scattering at 7 TeV I.M. Dremin Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991, Russia The parton content of protons gets strong peripheral protons. The very first analyses [1, 2, 3] have lead to extremely interesting conclusions about

  20. New Loops! MiTeGen* 50MicroMountsTM consist of a thin microfabricated

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    Meagher, Mary

    New Loops! MiTeGen* 50MicroMountsTM consist of a thin microfabricated polyimide film attached to a solid non-magnetic stainless steel pin. The film is polyimide, which is used in Kapton tape and is employed for X- ray transparent windows on X-ray beam lines. The film is curved by wrapping polyimide film

  1. Measurement of the ?(0)(b) lifetime in pp collisions at s?=7 TeV

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    Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Benelli, Gabriele; Kenny, R. P. III; Murray, Michael J.; Noonan, Danny; Sanders, Stephen J.; Stringer, Robert W.; Wood, Jeffrey Scott; Chatrchyan, S.; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.

    2013-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the ?(0)(b) lifetime using the decay ?(0)(b)?J/?? in protonproton collisions at s?=7 TeV is presented. The data set, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 5 fb(?1), was recorded with the CMS ...

  2. Search for Three-Jet Resonances in pp Collisions at ?s=7??TeV

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    A search for three-jet hadronic resonance production in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV has been conducted by the CMS Collaboration at the LHC, using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity ...

  3. Search for anomalous production of multilepton events in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    A search for anomalous production of events with three or more isolated leptons in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV is presented. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.98 fb[superscript ?1], were collected ...

  4. Search for Stopped Gluinos in pp Collisions at root s=7 TeV

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    Alver, Burak Han

    The results of the first search for long-lived gluinos produced in 7 TeV pp collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider are presented. The search looks for evidence of long-lived particles that stop in the CMS detector ...

  5. Upsilon production cross section in pp collisions at ?s=7??TeV

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    Paus, Christoph M E

    2011-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The ?(1S), ?(2S), and ?(3S) production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at ?s=7??TeV are measured using a data sample collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of ...

  6. Danmarks miljunDersgelser aarHus uniVersiTeTAU

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    Danmarks miljunDersgelser aarHus uniVersiTeTAU Faglig rapport fra Dmu nr. 771 2010 Oml-HigHway wiTHin THe FramewOrk OF selmagis Final repOrT #12;[Tom side] #12;Danmarks miljunDersgelser aarHus uni

  7. OG 2.1.11 1 Milagrito Detection of TeV Emission from Mrk 501

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    detector near Los Alamos, New Mexico, has been operated as a sky monitor at energies of a few TeV between: With the detection of 4 Galactic and 3 extragalatic sources, Very High Energy (VHE) fl­ray astronomy, studying the sky at energies above 100 GeV, has become one of the most interesting frontiers in astronomy. Source

  8. SCIPP 99/12 Study of Active Galactic Nuclei at TeV Energies

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    SCIPP 99/12 March 1999 Study of Active Galactic Nuclei at TeV Energies with Milagrito S. Westerhoff of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA (6) George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA (7) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA (8) New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA (9) Los Alamos National

  9. Direct Observation of Room-Temperature Polar Ordering in Colloidal GeTe Nanocrystals

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    Polking, Mark J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    99.997 %), 1-dodecanethiol (1-DDT, > 98 %), anhydrous 1,2Then, 0.03 g of dried 1-DDT was mixed with 1.5 mL of a 10stirring, and the 1-DDT/TOP-Te solution was immediately

  10. Search for three-jet resonances in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Apyan, A.

    Results are reported from a search for the production of three-jet resonances in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy ?s = 7 TeV. The study uses the data sample collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2011, ...

  11. Inclusive Search for Supersymmetry Using Razor Variables in pp Collisions at ?s=7??TeV

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    Apyan, Aram

    An inclusive search is presented for new heavy particle pairs produced in ?s=7??TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC using 4.70.1??fb[superscript -1] of integrated luminosity. The selected events are analyzed in the ...

  12. Discovery of TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Cygnus Region of the Galaxy

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    Abdo, A A; Berley, D; Blaufuss, E; Casanova, S; Chen, C; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Ellsworth, R W; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gonzlez, M M; Goodman, J A; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Kolterman, B E; Kelley, L A; Lansdell, C P; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Mincer, A I; Moskalenko, I V; Nmethy, P; Noyes, D; Ryan, J M; Samuelson, F W; Parkinson, P M S; Schneider, M; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Strong, A W; Sullivan, G W; Vasileiou, V; Walker, G P; Williams, D A; Xu, X W; Yodh, G B

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The diffuse gamma radiation arising from the interaction of cosmic ray particles with matter and radiation in the Galaxy is one of the few probes available to study the origin of the cosmic rays. Milagro is a water Cherenkov detector that continuously views the entire overhead sky. The large field-of-view combined with the long observation time makes Milagro the most sensitive instrument available for the study of large, low surface brightness sources such as the diffuse gamma radiation arising from interactions of cosmic radiation with interstellar matter. In this paper we present spatial and flux measurements of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Cygnus Region. The TeV image shows at least one new source MGRO J2019+37 as well as correlations with the matter density in the region as would be expected from cosmic-ray proton interactions. However, the TeV gamma-ray flux as measured at ~12 TeV from the Cygnus region (after excluding MGRO J2019+37) exceeds that predicted from a conventional model of cosmic ray prod...

  13. Detection of TeV Gamma-Rays from extended sources with Milagro

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    Parkinson, P M S; Atkins, R; Benbow, W; Berley, D; Blaufuss, E; Coyne, D G; De Young, T R; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Fleysher, L; Gisler, G; Gonzlez, M M; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Kelley, L A; Lansdell, C P; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Noyes, D; Ryan, J M; Samuelson, F W; Saz-Parkinson, P M; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Williams, D A; Wilson, M E; Xu, X W; Yodh, G B

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagro gamma-ray observatory employs a water Cherenkov detector to observe extensive air showers produced by high-energy particles impacting in the Earth's atmosphere. A 4800 m$^{2}$ pond instrumented with 723 8" PMTs detects Cherenkov light produced by secondary air-shower particles. An array of 175 4000 liter water tanks surrounding the central pond detector was recently added, extending the physical area of the Milagro observatory to 40,000 m$^{2}$ and substantially increasing the sensitivity of the detector. Because of its wide field of view and high duty cycle, Milagro is ideal for monitoring the northern sky almost continuously ($>$90% duty cycle) in the 100 GeV to 100 TeV energy range. Here we discuss the first detection of TeV gamma-rays from the inner Galactic plane region. We also report the detection of an extended TeV source coincident with the EGRET source 3EG J0520+2556, as well as the observation of extended TeV emission from the Cygnus region of the Galactic plane.

  14. Charge-carrier transport and recombination in heteroepitaxial CdTe

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    Kuciauskas, Darius, E-mail: Darius.Kuciauskas@nrel.gov; Farrell, Stuart; Dippo, Pat; Moseley, John; Moutinho, Helio; Li, Jian V.; Allende Motz, A. M.; Kanevce, Ana; Zaunbrecher, Katherine; Gessert, Timothy A.; Levi, Dean H.; Metzger, Wyatt K. [National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401-3305 (United States); Colegrove, Eric; Sivananthan, S. [Microphysics Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612 (United States)

    2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze charge-carrier dynamics using time-resolved spectroscopy and varying epitaxial CdTe thickness in undoped heteroepitaxial CdTe/ZnTe/Si. By employing one-photon and nonlinear two-photon excitation, we assess surface, interface, and bulk recombination. Two-photon excitation with a focused laser beam enables characterization of recombination velocity at the buried epilayer/substrate interface, 17.5??m from the sample surface. Measurements with a focused two-photon excitation beam also indicate a fast diffusion component, from which we estimate an electron mobility of 650?cm{sup 2} (Vs){sup ?1} and diffusion coefficient D of 17?cm{sup 2}?s{sup ?1}. We find limiting recombination at the epitaxial film surface (surface recombination velocity S{sub surface}?=?(2.8??0.3)??10{sup 5?}cm?s{sup ?1}) and at the heteroepitaxial interface (interface recombination velocity S{sub interface}?=?(4.8??0.5)??10{sup 5?}cm?s{sup ?1}). The results demonstrate that reducing surface and interface recombination velocity is critical for photovoltaic solar cells and electronic devices that employ epitaxial CdTe.

  15. Nuclear structure relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay candidate {sup 130}Te and other recent results

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    Kay, B. P. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We have undertaken a series of single-nucleon and pair transfer reaction measurements to help constrain calculations of the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay. In this talk, a short overview of measurements relevant to the {sup 130}Te?{sup 130}Xe system is given. Brief mention is made of other recent and forthcoming results.

  16. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Search for a TeV Component of GammaRay Bursts

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE Search for a TeV Component of GammaRay Bursts Using the Milagrito Acknowledgements xiii Curriculum Vitae xv Abstract xvi 1. Introduction 1 2. GammaRay Bursts: Observations.2 The Compton GammaRay Observatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 BATSE's Contributions

  17. Observation of Exclusive ?? Production in pp? Collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    We have observed exclusive ?? production in proton-antiproton collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV, using data from 1.110.07??fb[superscript -1] integrated luminosity taken by the Run II Collider Detector at Fermilab. We selected ...

  18. Study of forward Z + jet production in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Williams, Michael

    A measurement of the Z(? ? [superscript +] ? [superscript ?]) + jet production cross-section in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy ?s = 7 TeV is presented. The analysis is based on an integrated luminosity of 1.0 ...

  19. Measurement of upsilon production in 7TeV pp collisions at ATLAS

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    Taylor, Frank E.

    Using 1.8??fb[superscript -1] of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, we present measurements of the production cross sections of ?(1S,2S,3S) mesons. ...

  20. THREE-DIMENSIONAL LUNG DENSITOMETER USING CdTe DETECTORS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    369 THREE-DIMENSIONAL LUNG DENSITOMETER USING CdTe DETECTORS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION is optimized for lung densitometry, similar configurations can be used for bone densito- metry. - The measurement of absolute lung density by a non-invasive technique is of impor- tance in assessing the status

  1. Current Transients in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells Alan Fahrenbruch

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    Sites, James R.

    a red (630 nm) LED with an output equivalent to 1 sun for light data. Red (630 nm) and blue (470 nmCurrent Transients in CdS/CdTe Solar Cells Alan Fahrenbruch Colorado State University Department is completely reversible, with a decay to the DS state. The current/time data were taken using an HP 7090A A

  2. Transport Model Linear Evaluation Parametric Scan: limit of Te,i = 0

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    Hammett, Greg

    , G. W. Hammett Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 2011 U.S. Transport Task Force]. In addition, the outward heat flux is less than the convective heat flux, due to preferential transport of low-ion coupling suppress the edge Ti resulting in a steep ion temperature gradient and low Ti /Te which drive

  3. Truman STaTe univerSiTyWELCOME HOME! Air Conditioner

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    Gering, Jon C.

    Truman STaTe univerSiTyWELCOME HOME! Air Conditioner Welcome toTruman State University air conditioner requests.If you need air conditioning and are assigned to Centennial,Grim,or Fair conditioning, you will need to bring your own air conditioner unit that is 6000 BTUs or less.A non

  4. Extragalactic background light absorption signal in the TeV gamma-ray spectra of blazars

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    V. V. Vassiliev

    1999-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent observations of the TeV gamma-ray spectra of the two closest active galactic nuclei (AGNs), Markarian 501 (Mrk 501) and Markarian 421 (Mrk 421), by the Whipple and HEGRA collaborations have stimulated efforts to estimate or limit the spectral energy density (SED) of extragalactic background light (EBL) which causes attenuation of TeV photons via pair-production when they travel cosmological distances. In spite of the lack of any distinct cutoff-like feature in the spectra of Mrk 501 and Mrk 421 (in the interval 0.26-10 TeV) which could clearly indicate the presence of such a photon absorption mechanism, we demonstrate that strong EBL attenuation signal (survival probability of 10 TeV photon <10^{-2}) may still be present in the spectra of these AGNs. By estimating the minimal and maximal opacity of the universe to TeV gamma-ray photons, we calculate the visibility range for current and future gamma-ray observatories. Finally, we show that the proposed experiments, VERITAS, HESS, and MAGIC, may even be able to actually measure the EBL SED because their observations extend to the critical 75-150 GeV regime. In this transition region a distinct ``knee-like'' feature should exist in the spectra of blazars, which is invariant with respect to their intrinsic properties. The change of the spectral index and flux amplitude across this knee, if observed for several blazars, will provide missing pieces of information needed to measure EBL in the wavelength range 0.1-30 $\\mu$m.

  5. Grain growth behavior of Pb-Cu-Te cable sheathing alloys

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    Sahay, S.S.; Guruswamy, S. [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering] [Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering; Goodwin, F. [International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)] [International Lead Zinc Research Organization, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Lead alloys are extensively used as sheathing material for power and telecommunication cables. Excellent extrusion properties, high ductility, extremely low recrystallization temperature, good fatigue and creep resistance, make these alloys ideal for cable sheathing application. Though the thickness of the lead sheath is only a few hundred {mu}m, it is a critical component of the cable. The lead layer in the cable is often the limiting factor both during the cable production and during its service phase. Up to several hundred miles of long single piece cables may be required for underground and underwater cables. Cracking in the lead sheath during the cable sheathing extrusion limits the production of such long cables while cracking of the lead sheath due to repeated vibration, creep and recrystallization limits the service life of these cables. The purpose of the present research is to increase the duration of cable extrusion time without compromising sheath integrity by minimizing deleterious precipitate formation and growth. Concentrations of Cu and Te in the commercial alloy are too small to contribute to precipitation strengthening. Therefore their positive influence on mechanical strength should mainly result from the influence of Cu and Te in solution on interdiffusivity and grain boundary mobility. The formation of large precipitates observed in Pb-Cu-Te alloys can be minimized and extrusion times increased without negatively affecting mechanical properties if the solute content is reduced to near solid solubility levels. In order to examine the effect of lowering solute content on microstructural stability and mechanical properties, compressive stress-strain behavior of a Pb-50 wt ppm Cu-100 wt ppm Te alloy with solute contents close to the solubility limits and a Pb-400 wt ppm Cu-400 wt ppm Te alloy was examined at room temperature. The grain growth kinetics in these alloys were studied in a temperature range of 100 to 225 C.

  6. Atomic scale insight into the amorphous structure of Cu doped GeTe phase-change material

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    Zhang, Linchuan; Sa, Baisheng [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005 (China); Zhou, Jian; Sun, Zhimei, E-mail: zmsun@buaa.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, and Center for Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, International Research Institute for Multidisciplinary Science, Beihang University, Beijing 100191 (China); Song, Zhitang [State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Micro-System and Information Technology, CAS, 200050 Shanghai (China)

    2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    GeTe shows promising application as a recording material for phase-change nonvolatile memory due to its fast crystallization speed and extraordinary amorphous stability. To further improve the performance of GeTe, various transition metals, such as copper, have been doped in GeTe in recent works. However, the effect of the doped transition metals on the stability of amorphous GeTe is not known. Here, we shed light on this problem for the system of Cu doped GeTe by means of ab initio molecular dynamics calculations. Our results show that the doped Cu atoms tend to agglomerate in amorphous GeTe. Further, base on analyzing the pair correlation functions, coordination numbers and bond angle distributions, remarkable changes in the local structure of amorphous GeTe induced by Cu are obviously seen. The present work may provide some clues for understanding the effect of early transition metals on the local structure of amorphous phase-change compounds, and hence should be helpful for optimizing the structure and performance of phase-change materials by doping transition metals.

  7. Search for contact interactions in dimuon events from pp collisions at ?s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdelalim, A. A.; Abdesselam, A.; Abdinov, O.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Acerbi, E.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, D. L.; Addy, T. N.; Adelman, J.; Aderholz, M.; Adomeit, S.; Adragna, P.; Adye, T.; Aefsky, S.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Aharrouche, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahles, F.; Ahmad, A.; Ahsan, M.; Aielli, G.; Akdogan, T.; kesson, T. P. A.; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Akiyama, A.; Alam, M. S.; Alam, M. A.; Albrand, S.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alessandria, F.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Aliev, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alison, J.; Aliyev, M.; Allport, P. P.; Allwood-Spiers, S. E.; Almond, J.; Aloisio, A.; Alon, R.; Alonso, A.; Alviggi, M. G.; Amako, K.; Amaral, P.; Amelung, C.; Ammosov, V. V.; Amorim, A.; Amors, G.; Amram, N.; Anastopoulos, C.; Andeen, T.; Anders, C. F.; Anderson, K. J.; Andreazza, A.; Andrei, V.; Andrieux, M-L.; Anduaga, X. S.; Angerami, A.; Anghinolfi, F.; Anjos, N.; Annovi, A.; Antonaki, A.; Antonelli, M.; Antonelli, S.; Antonov, A.; Antos, J.; Anulli, F.; Aoun, S.; Aperio Bella, L.; Apolle, R.; Arabidze, G.; Aracena, I.; Arai, Y.; Arce, A. T. H.; Archambault, J. P.; Arfaoui, S.; Arguin, J-F.; Arik, E.; Arik, M.; Armbruster, A. J.; Arnaez, O.; Arnault, C.; Artamonov, A.; Artoni, G.; Arutinov, D.; Asai, S.; Asfandiyarov, R.; Ask, S.; sman, B.; Asquith, L.; Assamagan, K.; Astbury, A.; Astvatsatourov, A.; Atoian, G.; Aubert, B.; Auerbach, B.; Auge, E.; Augsten, K.; Aurousseau, M.; Austin, N.; Avramidou, R.; Axen, D.; Ay, C.; Azuelos, G.; Azuma, Y.; Baak, M. A.; Baccaglioni, G.; Bacci, C.; Bach, A. M.; Bachacou, H.; Bachas, K.; Bachy, G.; Backes, M.; Backhaus, M.; Badescu, E.; Bagnaia, P.; Bahinipati, S.; Bai, Y.; Bailey, D. C.; Bain, T.; Baines, J. T.; Baker, O. K.; Baker, M. D.; Baker, S.; Baltasar Dos Santos Pedrosa, F.; Banas, E.; Banerjee, P.; Banerjee, Sw.; Banfi, D.; Bangert, A.; Bansal, V.; Bansil, H. S.; Barak, L.; Baranov, S. P.; Barashkou, A.; Barbaro Galtieri, A.; Barber, T.; Barberio, E. L.; Barberis, D.; Barbero, M.; Bardin, D. Y.; Barillari, T.; Barisonzi, M.; Barklow, T.; Barlow, N.; Barnett, B. M.; Barnett, R. M.; Baroncelli, A.; Barr, A. J.; Barreiro, F.; Barreiro Guimares da Costa, J.; Barrillon, P.; Bartoldus, R.; Barton, A. E.; Bartsch, D.; Bartsch, V.; Bates, R. L.; Batkova, L.; Batley, J. R.; Battaglia, A.; Battistin, M.; Battistoni, G.; Bauer, F.; Bawa, H. S.; Beare, B.; Beau, T.; Beauchemin, P. H.; Beccherle, R.; Bechtle, P.; Beck, H. P.; Beckingham, M.; Becks, K. H.; Beddall, A. J.; Beddall, A.; Bedikian, S.; Bednyakov, V. A.; Bee, C. P.; Begel, M.; Behar Harpaz, S.; Behera, P. K.; Beimforde, M.; Belanger-Champagne, C.; Bell, P. J.; Bell, W. H.; Bella, G.; Bellagamba, L.; Bellina, F.; Bellomo, M.; Belloni, A.; Beloborodova, O.; Belotskiy, K.; Beltramello, O.; Ben Ami, S.; Benary, O.; Benchekroun, D.; Benchouk, C.; Bendel, M.; Benedict, B. H.; Benekos, N.; Benhammou, Y.; Benjamin, D. P.; Benoit, M.; Bensinger, J. R.; Benslama, K.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berge, D.; Bergeaas Kuutmann, E.; Berger, N.; Berghaus, F.; Berglund, E.; Beringer, J.; Bernardet, K.; Bernat, P.; Bernhard, R.; Bernius, C.; Berry, T.; Bertin, A.; Bertinelli, F.; Bertolucci, F.; Besana, M. I.; Besson, N.; Bethke, S.; Bhimji, W.; Bianchi, R. M.; Bianco, M.; Biebel, O.; Bieniek, S. P.; Biesiada, J.; Biglietti, M.; Bilokon, H.; Bindi, M.; Binet, S.; Bingul, A.; Bini, C.; Biscarat, C.; Bitenc, U.; Black, K. M.; Blair, R. E.; Blanchard, J.-B.; Blanchot, G.; Blazek, T.; Blocker, C.; Blocki, J.; Blondel, A.; Blum, W.; Blumenschein, U.; Bobbink, G. J.; Bobrovnikov, V. B.; Bocchetta, S. S.; Bocci, A.; Boddy, C. R.; Boehler, M.; Boek, J.; Boelaert, N.; Bser, S.; Bogaerts, J. A.; Bogdanchikov, A.; Bogouch, A.; Bohm, C.; Boisvert, V.; Bold, T.; Boldea, V.; Bolnet, N. M.; Bona, M.; Bondarenko, V. G.; Boonekamp, M.; Boorman, G.; Booth, C. N.; Bordoni, S.; Borer, C.; Borisov, A.; Borissov, G.; Borjanovic, I.; Borroni, S.; Bos, K.; Boscherini, D.; Bosman, M.; Boterenbrood, H.; Botterill, D.; Bouchami, J.; Boudreau, J.; Bouhova-Thacker, E. V.; Boulahouache, C.; Bourdarios, C.; Bousson, N.; Boveia, A.; Boyd, J.; Boyko, I. R.; Bozhko, N. I.; Bozovic-Jelisavcic, I.; Bracinik, J.; Braem, A.; Branchini, P.; Brandenburg, G. W.; Brandt, A.; Brandt, G.; Brandt, O.; Bratzler, U.; Brau, B.; Brau, J. E.; Braun, H. M.; Brelier, B.; Bremer, J.; Brenner, R.; Bressler, S.; Breton, D.; Britton, D.; Brochu, F. M.; Brock, I.; Brock, R.; Brodbeck, T. J.; Brodet, E.; Broggi, F.; Bromberg, C.; Brooijmans, G.; Brooks, W. K.; Brown, G.; Brown, H.; Brubaker, E.; Bruckman de Renstrom, P. A.; Bruncko, D.; Bruneliere, R.; Brunet, S.; Bruni, A.; Bruni, G.; Bruschi, M.; Buanes, T.; Bucci, F.; Buchanan, J.; Buchanan, N. J.; Buchholz, P.

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for contact interactions has been performed using dimuon events recorded with the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at ?s=7 TeV. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 42 pb?. No significant deviation from the standard model is observed in the dimuon mass spectrum, allowing the following 95% C.L. limits to be set on the energy scale of contact interactions: ?>4.9 TeV (4.5 TeV) for constructive (destructive) interference in the left-left isoscalar compositeness model. These limits are the most stringent to date for ??qq contact interactions.

  8. Using RefWorks with BibTeX in LaTeX CREATE BiBTeX OUTPUT FOR USE WITH L

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    MacMillan, Andrew

    ://cosmology.princeton.edu/cosmology/computing/PrincetonThesis.cls ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Additionally, A GOOGLE search on terms, LaTeX thesis style files will display many templates and style file a bibliography) To link filename.bib to your LA TEX document, you need to enter two commands: \\bibliographystyle search example: Stanford University latex thesis style file (suthesis-2e.sty) may be found @ URL: http

  9. Members of a workshop at the tenth IAYC Conference, July 7, 2006 1. ge -hak -te le -ber, ge -fil -te -fish: sha-bes iz a far -ge -ni -gn

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    Finkel, Raphael

    A SUDE Members of a workshop at the tenth IAYC Conference, July 7, 2006 = 90 4 4 1. ge - hak - te le - ber, ge - fil - te - fish: sha- bes iz a far - ge - ni - gn 2. kha - le gri - vn, ku - gl yoykh: ku - men on di ma - khe - to - nem. 3. shtru - dl, tsi - mes, zi - se kalte: a su - de vos men vet ge

  10. Production of psi (2S) mesons in pp-bar collisions at 1.96 TeV

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    Xie, Si

    We have measured the differential cross section for the inclusive production of ?(2S) mesons decaying to ?[superscript +]?[superscript -] that were produced in prompt or B-decay processes from pp? collisions at 1.96 TeV. ...

  11. Search for quark compositeness in dijet angular distributions from pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei [Yerevan Physics Inst. (Armenia); et al.

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for quark compositeness using dijet angular distributions from pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV is presented. The search has been carried out using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 inverse femtobarns, recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Normalized dijet angular distributions have been measured for dijet invariant masses from 0.4 TeV to above 3 TeV and compared with a variety of contact interaction models, including those which take into account the effects of next-to-leading-order QCD corrections. The data are found to be in agreement with the predictions of perturbative QCD, and lower limits are obtained on the contact interaction scale, ranging from 7.5 up to 14.5 TeV at 95% confidence level.

  12. Disordered stoichiometric nanorods and ordered off-stoichiometric nanoparticles in n-type thermoelectric Bi?Te?.?Se?.?

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    Carlton, Chris E.

    N-type Bi?Te?.?Se?.? bulk thermoelectric materials with peak ZT values up to ?1 were examined by transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. Two nanostructural features were found: (i) a structural modulation ...

  13. Measurement of the differential cross section for isolated prompt photon production in pp collisions at 7 TeV

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    A measurement of the differential cross section for the inclusive production of isolated prompt photons in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. The data sample corresponds to an ...

  14. First Search for Multijet Resonances in root s=1.96 TeV p(p)over-bar Collisions

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    Bauer, Gerry P.

    We present the first model independent search for three-jet hadronic resonances within multijet events in ?s=1.96??TeV pp? collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron using the CDF II detector. Pair production of supersymmetric ...

  15. Dijet Azimuthal Decorrelations in pp Collisions at ?s=7? [square root of s=7]?TeV

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    Alver, Burak Han

    Measurements of dijet azimuthal decorrelations in pp collisions at ?s=7??[square root of s=7] TeV using the CMS detector at the CERN LHC are presented. The analysis is based on an inclusive dijet event sample corresponding ...

  16. Search for narrow resonances using the dijet mass spectrum in pp collisions at ?s=8??TeV

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    Apyan, Aram

    Results are presented of a search for the production of new particles decaying to pairs of partons (quarks, antiquarks, or gluons), in the dijet mass spectrum in proton-proton collisions at ?s=8??TeV. The data sample ...

  17. A SMALL PORTABLE DETECTOR HEAD USING MIS-CONTACTED CdTe FOR X-RAY SPECTROMETRY

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    Paris-Sud XI, Universit de

    339 A SMALL PORTABLE DETECTOR HEAD USING MIS-CONTACTED CdTe FOR X-RAY SPECTROMETRY P. EICHINGER and the implications of this material for the spectroscopy of gamma rays and X-rays. Instead an arrangement

  18. Thin Metal Oxide Films to Modify a Window Layer in CdTe-Based Solar Cells for Improved Performance

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    Lemmon, John P.; Polikarpov, Evgueni; Bennett, Wendy D.; Kovarik, Libor

    2012-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on CdS/CdTe photovoltaic devices that contain a thin Ta2O5 film deposited onto the CdS window layer by sputtering. We show that for thicknesses below 5 nm, Ta2O5 films between CdS and CdTe positively affect the solar cell performance, improving JSC, VOC, and the cell power conversion efficiency despite the insulating nature of the interlayer material. Using the Ta2O5 interlayer, a VOC gain of over 100 mV was demonstrated compared to a CdTe/CdS baseline. Application of a 1nm Ta2O5 interlayer enabled the fabrication of CdTe solar cells with extremely thin (less than 30 nm) CdS window layers. The efficiency of these cells exceeded that of a base line cell with 95 nm of CdS.

  19. Measurement of ZZ Production in Leptonic Final States at ?s of 1.96 TeV at CDF

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    Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

    In this Letter, we present a precise measurement of the total ZZ production cross section in pp? collisions at ?s=1.96??TeV, using data collected with the CDF II detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of ...

  20. Samenvatting Een cel heeft alle spelers in de cel nodig om haar taken efficint uit te kunnen voeren. Hierbij zijn

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    van den Brink, Jeroen

    beschreven. De methode maakt gebruik van zogenaamde type-3 kopereiwitten (bijvoorbeeld tyrosinase en hemocyanine), die in staat zijn zuurstof te transporteren. Aan het eiwit, in de meeste gevallen tyrosinase van

  1. Combined results of searches for the standard model Higgs boson in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV

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    Alver, B.

    Combined results are reported from searches for the standard model Higgs boson in protonproton collisions at ?s = 7 TeV in five Higgs boson decay modes: ??, bb, ?? , WW, and ZZ. The explored Higgs boson mass range is ...

  2. Microstructure, mechanical properties, and thermoelectric properties of hot-extruded p-type Te-doped Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} compounds

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    Park, K.; Seo, J.; Lee, C.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The p-type Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} compounds with Te dopant (4.0 and 6.0 wt%) and without dopant were fabricated by hot extrusion in the temperature range of 300 to 510 C under an extrusion ratio of 20:1. The undoped and Te doped compounds were highly dense and showed high crystalline quality. The grains contained many dislocations and were fine equiaxed ({approximately}1.0 {micro}m) owing to the dynamic recrystallization during the extrusion. The hot extrusion gave rise to the preferred orientation of grains. The bending strength and the figure of merit of the undoped and Te doped compounds were increased with increasing the extrusion temperature. The Te dopant significantly increased the figure of merit. The values of the figure of merit of the undoped and 4.0 wt% Te-doped compounds hot extruded at 440 C were 2.11 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K and 2.94 x 10{sup {minus}3}/K, respectively.

  3. The Roles of Cu Impurity States in CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells Ken K. Chin1

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    , to a better p-type, to insulating, and then to n-type -- is all due to different levels of Cu involvement treatment temperature. #12;2 I. Introduction CdTe based solar panels have emerged in recent years1 The Roles of Cu Impurity States in CdTe Thin Film Solar Cells Ken K. Chin1 , T.A. Gessert2

  4. Correlations of Capacitance-Voltage Hysteresis with Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cell Performance During Accelerated Lifetime Testing

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    Albin, D.; del Cueto, J.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present the correlation of CdTe solar cell performance with capacitance-voltage hysteresis, defined presently as the difference in capacitance measured at zero-volt bias when collecting such data with different pre-measurement bias conditions. These correlations were obtained on CdTe cells stressed under conditions of 1-sun illumination, open-circuit bias, and an acceleration temperature of approximately 100 degrees C.

  5. Process Development for High Voc CdTe Solar Cells: Phase I, Annual Technical Report, October 2005 - September 2006

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    Ferekides, C. S.; Morel, D. L.

    2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this project is the open-circuit voltage of the CdTe thin-film solar cell. CdTe continues to be one of the leading materials for large-scale cost-effective production of photovoltaics, but the efficiency of the CdTe solar cell has been stagnant for the last few years. At the manufacturing front, the CdTe technology is fast paced and moving forward with U.S.-based First Solar LLC leading the world in CdTe module production. To support the industry efforts and continue the advancement of this technology, it will be necessary to continue improvements in solar cell efficiency. A closer look at the state-of-the-art performance levels puts the three solar cell efficiency parameters of short-circuit current density (JSC), open-circuit voltage (VOC), and fill factor (FF) in the 24-26 mA/cm2, 844?850 mV, and 74%-76% ranges respectively. During the late 1090s, efforts to improve cell efficiency were primarily concerned with increasing JSC, simply by using thinner CdS window layers to enhance the blue response (<510 nm) of the CdTe cell. These efforts led to underscoring the important role 'buffers' (or high-resistivity transparent films) play in CdTe cells. The use of transparent bi-layers (low-p/high-p) as the front contact is becoming a 'standard' feature of the CdTe cell.

  6. Recrystallization in CdTe/CdS A. Romeo, D.L. Batzner, H. Zogg, A.N. Tiwari*

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    ¯uence on the microstructure of CdTe and photovoltaic properties. Solar cells with ef®ciency of 11.2 and 2.5% are obtainedTe/CdS photovoltaic devices have been obtained with different growth methods [1±3]. Recrys- tallization treatments. Therefore PVD grown CdS layers are used for better reliability despite of the opti- cal losses due to large

  7. Search for new particles decaying to diject in 7 TeV proton-proton collisions at CMS

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    Ozturk, Sertac; /Cukurova U.

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents a measurement of the dijet invariant mass spectrum and search for new particles decaying to dijets at CMS in 7 TeV pp collisions using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.875 pb{sup -1}. The measured dijet mass distribution is compared to QCD prediction from PYTHIA . It is required the pseudorapidity separation of the two jets to satisfy |Dh| < 1.3 with each jet inside the region of |{eta}| < 2.5. The observed dijet mass spectrum is fitted by a smooth function to search for dijet resonances. Since there is no evidence for dijet resonances, the upper limits at 95% Confidence Level (C.L.) on the resonance cross section are set. These generic cross section limits are compared with theoretical predictions for the cross section for several models of new particles: string resonances, axigluons, colorons, excited quarks, E{sub 6} diquarks, Randall-Sundrum gravitons, W' and Z'. It is excluded at 95% C.L. string resonances in the mass range 0.50 < M(S) < 2.50 TeV, excited quarks in the mass range 0.50 < M(q*) < 1.58 TeV, axigluons and colorons in the mass ranges 0.50 < M(A) < 1.17 TeV and 1.47 < M(A) < 1.52 TeV, and E{sub 6} diquarks in the mass ranges 0.50 < M(D) < 0.58 TeV, 0.97 < M(D) < 1.08 TeV, and 1.45 < M(D) < 1.60 TeV. These exclusions extend previously published limits on all models.

  8. Nanostructured Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} chalcogenide films produced by laser electrodispersion

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    Yavsin, D. A., E-mail: yavsin@mail.ioffe.ru; Kozhevin, V. M.; Gurevich, S. A.; Yakovlev, S. A.; Melekh, B. T.; Yagovkina, M. A.; Pevtsov, A. B. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Amorphous nanostructured films of a complex chalcogenide (Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5}) are produced by laser electrodispersion and their structural and electrical properties are studied. It is found that the characteristic size of Ge{sub 2}Sb{sub 2}Te{sub 5} nanoparticles in the structure of the films is 1.55 nm.

  9. Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of $^{130}$Te with CUORE-0

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    Alfonso, K; Avignone, F T; Azzolini, O; Balata, M; Banks, T I; Bari, G; Beeman, J W; Bellini, F; Bersani, A; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Caminata, A; Canonica, L; Cao, X G; Capelli, S; Cappelli, L; Carbone, L; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Cassina, L; Chiesa, D; Chott, N; Clemenza, M; Copello, S; Cosmelli, C; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; Cushman, J S; Dafinei, I; Dally, A; Dell'Oro, S; Deninno, M M; DiDomizio, S; DiVacri, M L; Drobizhev, A; Ejzak, L; Fang, D Q; Faverzani, M; Fernandes, G; Ferri, E; Ferroni, F; Fiorini, E; Freedman, S J; Fujikawa, B K; Giachero, A; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Han, K; Hansen, E; Heeger, K M; Hennings-Yeomans, R; Hickerson, K P; Huang, H Z; Kadel, R; Keppel, G; Kolomensky, Yu G; Lim, K E; Liu, X; Ma, Y G; Maino, M; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R H; Mei, Y; Moggi, N; Morganti, S; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; O'Donnell, T; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Ouellet, J L; Pagliarone, C E; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Piperno, G; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Rosenfeld, C; Rusconi, C; Sala, E; Sangiorgio, S; Santone, D; Scielzo, N D; Sisti, M; Smith, A R; Taffarello, L; Tenconi, M; Terranova, F; Tomei, C; Trentalange, S; Ventura, G; Vignati, M; Wagaarachchi, S L; Wang, B S; Wang, H W; Wielgus, L; Wilson, J; Winslow, L A; Wise, T; Zanotti, L; Zarra, C; Zhang, G Q; Zhu, B X; Zucchelli, S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the results of a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in a 9.8~kg$\\cdot$yr exposure of $^{130}$Te using a bolometric detector array, CUORE-0. The characteristic detector energy resolution and background level in the region of interest are $5.1\\pm 0.3{\\rm~keV}$ FWHM and $0.058 \\pm 0.004\\,(\\mathrm{stat.})\\pm 0.002\\,(\\mathrm{syst.})$~counts/(keV$\\cdot$kg$\\cdot$yr), respectively. The median 90%~C.L. lower-limit sensitivity of the experiment is $2.9\\times 10^{24}~{\\rm yr}$ and surpasses the sensitivity of previous searches. We find no evidence for neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{130}$Te and place a Bayesian lower bound on the decay half-life, $T^{0\

  10. Identification of critical stacking faults in thin-film CdTe solar cells

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    Yoo, Su-Hyun; Walsh, Aron, E-mail: a.walsh@bath.ac.uk [Global E3 Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY (United Kingdom); Butler, Keith T. [Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY (United Kingdom); Soon, Aloysius [Global E3 Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-749 (Korea, Republic of); Abbas, Ali; Walls, John M., E-mail: j.m.wall@loughborough.ac.uk [Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

    2014-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is a p-type semiconductor used in thin-film solar cells. To achieve high light-to-electricity conversion, annealing in the presence of CdCl{sub 2} is essential, but the underlying mechanism is still under debate. Recent evidence suggests that a reduction in the high density of stacking faults in the CdTe grains is a key process that occurs during the chemical treatment. A range of stacking faults, including intrinsic, extrinsic, and twin boundary, are computationally investigated to identify the extended defects that limit performance. The low-energy faults are found to be electrically benign, while a number of higher energy faults, consistent with atomic-resolution micrographs, are predicted to be hole traps with fluctuations in the local electrostatic potential. It is expected that stacking faults will also be important for other thin-film photovoltaic technologies.

  11. Anti pp searches for quark-gluon plasma at TeV I

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    Turkot, F.

    1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three experiments that have been approved to run at TeV I are discussed from the viewpoint of their capability to search for evidence of the QCD phase transition in proton-antiproton collisions at 1.6 TeV. One of these experiments, E-735, was proposed as a dedicated search for quark-gluon plasma effects with a detector designed to study large total E/sub T/, low P/sub T/ individual particles. The other two, E-741 (CDF) and E-740 (DO), embody general purpose four-pi detectors designed primarily to study the physics of W and Z bosons and other large P/sub T/ phenomena. The detectors and their quark-gluon plasma signals are compared. 8 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs. (LEW)

  12. Distribution of the surface potential of epitaxial HgCdTe

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    Novikov, V. A., E-mail: novikovvadim@mail.ru; Grigoryev, D. V.; Bezrodnyy, D. A. [Tomsk State University, 634050, 36, Lenina Avenue, Tomsk (Russian Federation); Dvoretsky, S. A. [Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 630090, 13, pr. Lavrentieva, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We studied the distribution of surface potential of the Hg{sub 1?x}Cd{sub x}Te epitaxial films grown by molecular beam epitaxy. The studies showed that the variation of the spatial distribution of surface potential in the region of the V-defect can be related to the variation of the material composition of epitaxial film. The V-defect is characterized by increased of Hg content with respect to the composition of the solid solution of Hg{sub 1?x}Cd{sub x}Te epitaxial film. In this paper, it was demonstrated that the unformed V-defects can be observed together with the macroscopic V-defects on the epitaxial film surface. These unformed V-defects can allow the creation of a complex surface potential distribution profile due to the redistribution of the solid solution composition.

  13. Quantum coherent transport in SnTe topological crystalline insulator thin films

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    Assaf, B. A.; Heiman, D. [Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States); Katmis, F.; Moodera, J. S. [Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Department of Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Wei, P. [Department of Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Satpati, B. [Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064 (India); Zhang, Z. [Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Bennett, S. P.; Harris, V. G. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 (United States)

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Topological crystalline insulators (TCI) are unique systems where a band inversion that is protected by crystalline mirror symmetry leads to a multiplicity of topological surface states. Binary SnTe is an attractive lead-free TCI compound; the present work on high-quality thin films provides a route for increasing the mobility and reducing the carrier density of SnTe without chemical doping. Results of quantum coherent magnetotransport measurements reveal a multiplicity of Dirac surface states that are unique to TCI. Modeling of the weak antilocalization shows variations in the extracted number of carrier valleys that reflect the role of coherent intervalley scattering in coupling different Dirac states on the degenerate TCI surface.

  14. Synthesis and transport property of AgSbTe{sub 2} as a promising thermoelectric compound

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    Wang Heng; Li Jingfeng; Zou Minmin; Sui Tao [State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Polycrystalline AgSbTe{sub 2} ternary compound materials with high phase purity were fabricated using a combined process of mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering. It was found that stoichiometric AgSbTe{sub 2} is a promising composition for low-and-mediate temperature applications, whose ZT reaches 1.59 at 673 K, benefiting from its extremely low thermal conductivity (0.30 W/mK) in addition to its low electrical resistivity (<1.1x10{sup -4} {omega} m) and large positive Seebeck coefficient (260 {mu}V/K). On the other hand, deviating from this formula would lead to unstable phase structures and higher thermal conductivity, which make the samples less attractive as thermoelectric materials or components of thermoelectric systems.

  15. Neutrinoless double-$?$ decay in TeV scale Left-Right symmetric models

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    Joydeep Chakrabortty; H. Zeen Devi; Srubabati Goswami; Sudhanwa Patra

    2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we study in detail the neutrinoless double beta decay in left-right symmetric models with right-handed gauge bosons at TeV scale which is within the presently accessible reach of colliders. We discuss the different diagrams that can contribute to this process and identify the dominant ones for the case where the right-handed neutrino is also at the TeV scale. We calculate the contribution to the effective mass governing neutrinoless double beta decay assuming type-I, and type-II dominance and discuss what are the changes in the effective mass due to the additional contributions. We also discuss the effect of the recent Daya-Bay and RENO measurements on $\\sin^2\\theta_{13}$ on the effective mass in different scenarios.

  16. Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV $\\gamma$ Rays with the Milagrito Telescope

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    Atkins, R; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Delay, R S; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; Macri, J R; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Ryan, J M; Schneider, M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Thompson, T N; Tmer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagrito water Cherenkov telescope operated for over a year. The most probable gamma-ray energy was ~1 TeV and the trigger rate was as high as 400 Hz. We have developed an efficient technique for searching the entire sky for short duration bursts of TeV photons. Such bursts may result from "traditional" gamma-ray bursts that were not in the field-of-view of any other instruments, the evaporation of primordial black holes, or some as yet undiscovered phenomenon. We have begun to search the Milagrito data set for bursts of duration 10 seconds. Here we will present the technique and the expected results. Final results will be presented at the conference.

  17. Discovery of Diffuse TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Galactic Plane

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    Fleysher, R; Benbow, W; Berley, D; Blaufuss, E; Coyne, D G; De Young, T R; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Fleysher, L; Gisler, G; Gonzlez, M M; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Kelley, L A; Lansdell, C P; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Noyes, D; Ryan, J M; Samuelson, F W; Saz-Parkinson, P M; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Williams, D A; Wilson, M E; Xu, X W; Yodh, G B

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray emission from a narrow band at the Galactic equator has previously been detected up to 30 GeV. We report the first observation of a diffuse Galactic plane gamma-ray signal at TeV energies by Milagro, a large field of view water Cherenkov detector for extensive air showers. An excess with a significance of 4.5 sigma has been observed from the region of Galactic longitude 40 1TeV) = 5.1 +/-1.0 +/-1.7 10^{-10} cm^{-2}s^{-1} sr^{-1}$. This flux is below, but consistent with, an extrapolation of the EGRET spectrum between 1 and 30 GeV in this Galactic region.

  18. The High-Resolution Lightweight Telescope for the EUV (HiLiTE)

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    Martinez-Galarce, D S; Boerner, P; Soufli, R; De Pontieu, B; Katz, N; Title, A; Gullikson, E M; Robinson, J C; Baker, S L

    2008-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The High-resolution Lightweight Telescope for the EUV (HiLiTE) is a Cassegrain telescope that will be made entirely of Silicon Carbide (SiC), optical substrates and metering structure alike. Using multilayer coatings, this instrument will be tuned to operate at the 465 {angstrom} Ne VII emission line, formed in solar transition region plasma at {approx}500,000 K. HiLiTE will have an aperture of 30 cm, angular resolution of {approx}0.2 arc seconds and operate at a cadence of {approx}5 seconds or less, having a mass that is about 1/4 that of one of the 20 cm aperture telescopes on the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This new instrument technology thus serves as a path finder to a post-AIA, Explorer-class missions.

  19. Search for Short Duration Bursts of TeV Gamma Rays with the Milagrito Telescope

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    R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    1999-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Milagrito water Cherenkov telescope operated for over a year. The most probable gamma-ray energy was ~1 TeV and the trigger rate was as high as 400 Hz. We have developed an efficient technique for searching the entire sky for short duration bursts of TeV photons. Such bursts may result from "traditional" gamma-ray bursts that were not in the field-of-view of any other instruments, the evaporation of primordial black holes, or some as yet undiscovered phenomenon. We have begun to search the Milagrito data set for bursts of duration 10 seconds. Here we will present the technique and the expected results. Final results will be presented at the conference.

  20. Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of $^{130}$Te with CUORE-0

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    K. Alfonso; D. R. Artusa; F. T. Avignone III; O. Azzolini; M. Balata; T. I. Banks; G. Bari; J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; A. Bersani; M. Biassoni; C. Brofferio; C. Bucci; A. Caminata; L. Canonica; X. G. Cao; S. Capelli; L. Cappelli; L. Carbone; L. Cardani; N. Casali; L. Cassina; D. Chiesa; N. Chott; M. Clemenza; S. Copello; C. Cosmelli; O. Cremonesi; R. J. Creswick; J. S. Cushman; I. Dafinei; A. Dally; S. Dell'Oro; M. M. Deninno; S. DiDomizio; M. L. DiVacri; A. Drobizhev; L. Ejzak; D. Q. Fang; M. Faverzani; G. Fernandes; E. Ferri; F. Ferroni; E. Fiorini; S. J. Freedman; B. K. Fujikawa; A. Giachero; L. Gironi; A. Giuliani; P. Gorla; C. Gotti; T. D. Gutierrez; E. E. Haller; K. Han; E. Hansen; K. M. Heeger; R. Hennings-Yeomans; K. P. Hickerson; H. Z. Huang; R. Kadel; G. Keppel; Yu. G. Kolomensky; K. E. Lim; X. Liu; Y. G. Ma; M. Maino; M. Martinez; R. H. Maruyama; Y. Mei; N. Moggi; S. Morganti; S. Nisi; C. Nones; E. B. Norman; A. Nucciotti; T. O'Donnell; F. Orio; D. Orlandi; J. L. Ouellet; C. E. Pagliarone; M. Pallavicini; V. Palmieri; L. Pattavina; M. Pavan; M. Pedretti; G. Pessina; V. Pettinacci; G. Piperno; S. Pirro; S. Pozzi; E. Previtali; C. Rosenfeld; C. Rusconi; E. Sala; S. Sangiorgio; D. Santone; N. D. Scielzo; M. Sisti; A. R. Smith; L. Taffarello; M. Tenconi; F. Terranova; C. Tomei; S. Trentalange; G. Ventura; M. Vignati; S. L. Wagaarachchi; B. S. Wang; H. W. Wang; L. Wielgus; J. Wilson; L. A. Winslow; T. Wise; L. Zanotti; C. Zarra; G. Q. Zhang; B. X. Zhu; S. Zucchelli

    2015-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the results of a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in a 9.8~kg$\\cdot$yr exposure of $^{130}$Te using a bolometric detector array, CUORE-0. The characteristic detector energy resolution and background level in the region of interest are $5.1\\pm 0.3{\\rm~keV}$ FWHM and $0.058 \\pm 0.004\\,(\\mathrm{stat.})\\pm 0.002\\,(\\mathrm{syst.})$~counts/(keV$\\cdot$kg$\\cdot$yr), respectively. The median 90%~C.L. lower-limit sensitivity of the experiment is $2.9\\times 10^{24}~{\\rm yr}$ and surpasses the sensitivity of previous searches. We find no evidence for neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{130}$Te and place a Bayesian lower bound on the decay half-life, $T^{0\

  1. Measurement of the underlying event activity at the LHC with $ \\sqrt {s} = 7 $ TeV and comparison with $ \\sqrt {s} = 0.9 $ TeV

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    Chatrchyan, Serguei; et al.

    2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A measurement of the underlying activity in scattering processes with a hard scale in the several GeV region is performed in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 0.9 and 7 TeV, using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The production of charged particles with pseudorapidity |eta| < 2 and transverse momentum pT > 0.5 GeV/c is studied in the azimuthal region transverse to that of the leading set of charged particles forming a track-jet. A significant growth of the average multiplicity and scalar-pT sum of the particles in the transverse region is observed with increasing pT of the leading track-jet, followed by a much slower rise above a few GeV/c. For track-jet pT larger than a few GeV/c, the activity in the transverse region is approximately doubled with a centre-of-mass energy increase from 0.9 to 7 TeV. Predictions of several QCD-inspired models as implemented in PYTHIA are compared to the data.

  2. GeV-TeV and X-ray flares from gamma-ray bursts

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    Xiang-Yu Wang; Zhuo Li; Peter Meszaros

    2006-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent detection of delayed X-ray flares during the afterglow phase of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) suggests an inner-engine origin, at radii inside the deceleration radius characterizing the beginning of the forward shock afterglow emission. Given the observed temporal overlapping between the flares and afterglows, there must be inverse Compton (IC) emission arising from such flare photons scattered by forward shock afterglow electrons. We find that this IC emission produces GeV-TeV flares, which may be detected by GLAST and ground-based TeV telescopes. We speculate that this kind of emission may already have been detected by EGRET from a very strong burst--GRB940217. The enhanced cooling of the forward shock electrons by the X-ray flare photons may suppress the synchrotron emission of the afterglows during the flare period. The detection of GeV-TeV flares combined with low energy observations may help to constrain the poorly known magnetic field in afterglow shocks. We also consider the self-IC emission in the context of internal-shock and external-shock models for X-ray flares. The emission above GeV from internal shocks is low, while the external shock model can also produce GeV-TeV flares, but with a different temporal behavior from that caused by IC scattering of flare photons by afterglow electrons. This suggests a useful approach for distinguishing whether X-ray flares originate from late central engine activity or from external shocks.

  3. Anomaly in the cosmic-ray energy spectrum at GeV-TeV energies

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    Thoudam, Satyendra

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent measurements of cosmic rays by various experiments have found that the energy spectrum of cosmic rays is harder in the TeV region than at GeV energies. The origin of the spectral hardening is not clearly understood. In this paper, we discuss the possibility that the spectral hardening might be due to the effect of re-acceleration of cosmic rays by weak shocks associated with old supernova remnants in the Galaxy.

  4. 582014-15 Suggested Course Plan CompuTeR sCIenCe

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    Zhou, Chongwu

    Algebra & Diff. Equations EE 364: Intro to Probability & Statistics or mATh 407: Probability Theory sCIenCe582014-15 Suggested Course Plan CompuTeR sCIenCe FIRST YEAR FALL: 16 units SPRING: 16 units SECOND104L,170 4 BASIC SCIENCE I 4 TECH. ELECTIVE I 4 TECH. ELECTIVE II 4 EE 364 MATH225or245 or MATH 407

  5. HRLEED and STM study of misoriented Si(100) with and without a Te overlayer

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    Yala, S.; Montano, P.A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Materials Science Div.]|[Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics

    1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth of high quality Te on misoriented Si(100) is important as an intermediate phase for epitaxial growth of CdTe. The misorientation angle plays a key role in the growth quality of CdTe/Si(100); this incited the curiosity to investigate the effect of the misorientation angle on the topography of the surface structure of Si(100). The main goal is to show the relation between the misorientation angle, the terrace width and the step height distributions. HRLEED (High Resolution Low Energy Electron Diffraction) provides information in reciprocal space while STM gives real space topographic images of the surface structure. STM and HRLEED measurements were performed on Si(100) with misorientation angle {var_theta} = 0.5{degree}, 1.5{degree} and 8{degree} towards the [110] direction and {var_theta} = 4{degree} towards the [130] direction. Except for the 8{degree} misorientation in which case a regular step array with diatomic step height was observed, for the other misorientations the terrace width was variable. The average terrace width decreased with increasing misorientation angle. A mixture of diatomic and monatomic step heights was observed on the 0.5{degree} and 1.5{degree} misoriented Si(100) samples. It proves that one can not assume purely monatomic step height for low misorientation angles. The results do not agree with the belief that at low miscut angle A and B terraces are equal and that as the misorientation angle increases the B terrace tends to be wider than the A terrace. In fact, pairing of terraces was not observed at all. Te was deposited at a substrate temperature of 200 C. The authors observed a significant reduction in the terrace widths for all miscut angles.

  6. Religio e TeRRiTRio no BRasil: 1991/2010

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    Religião e TeRRiTóRio no BRasil: 1991/2010 Cesar Romero Jacob Dora Rodrigues Hees Philippe Waniez. Jacob, Cesar Romero Religião e território no Brasil [recurso eletrônico] : 1991/2010 / Cesar Romero.) ; 21 cm Inclui bibliografia ISBN 978-85-8006-100-0 1. Religiões - Indicadores - Brasil. 2. Indicadores

  7. Synthesis, characterization and performance of Cd1xInxTe compound for solar cell applications

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    Chow, Lee

    ), Tebbin, P.O. Box 87 Helwan, Cairo 11412, Egypt b Department of Physics, University of Central FloridavisNIR spectrophotometer and band gap energy of 1.37 eV for Cd0.6In0.4Te was obtained. The best photovoltaic conversion Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction The growth of the high quality cadmium telluride (Cd

  8. Beauty production cross section measurements at E(cm) = 1.96-TeV

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    D'Onofrio, Monica; /Geneva U.

    2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The RunII physics program at the Tevatron started in spring 2001 with protons and antiprotons colliding at an energy of {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, and it is carrying on with more than 500 pb{sup -1} of data as collected by both the CDF and D0 experiments. Recent results on beauty production cross section measurements are here reported.

  9. Les Houches 2013: Physics at TeV Colliders: New Physics Working Group Report

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    G. Brooijmans; R. Contino; B. Fuks; F. Moortgat; P. Richardson; S. Sekmen; A. Weiler; A. Alloul; A. Arbey; J. Baglio; D. Barducci; A. J. Barr; L. Basso; M. Battaglia; G. Blanger; A. Belyaev; J. Bernon; A. Bharucha; O. Bondu; F. Boudjema; E. Boos; M. Buchkremer; V. Bunichev; G. Cacciapaglia; G. Chalons; E. Conte; M. J. Dolan; A. Deandrea; K. De Causmaecker; A. Djouadi; B. Dumont; J. Ellis; C. Englert; A. Falkowski; S. Fichet; T. Flacke; A. Gaz; M. Ghezzi; R. Godbole; A. Goudelis; M. Gouzevitch; D. Greco; R. Grober; C. Grojean; D. Guadagnoli; J. F. Gunion; B. Herrmann; J. Kalinowski; J. H. Kim; S. Kraml; M. E. Krauss; S. Kulkarni; S. J. Lee; S. H. Lim; D. Liu; F. Mahmoudi; Y. Maravin; A. Massironi; L. Mitzka; K. Mohan; G. Moreau; M. M. Mhlleitner; D. T. Nhung; B. O'Leary; A. Oliveira; L. Panizzi; D. Pappadopulo; S. Pataraia; W. Porod; A. Pukhov; F. Riva; J. Rojo; R. Rosenfeld; J. Ruiz-lvarez; H. Rzehak; V. Sanz; D. Sengupta; M. Spannowsky; M. Spira; J. Streicher; N. Strobbe; A. Thamm; M. Thomas; R. Torre; W. Waltenberger; K. Walz; A. Wilcock; A. Wulzer; F. Wrthwein; C. Wymant

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the activities of the "New Physics" working group for the "Physics at TeV Colliders" workshop (Les Houches, France, 3--21 June, 2013). Our report includes new computational tool developments, studies of the implications of the Higgs boson discovery on new physics, important signatures for searches for natural new physics at the LHC, new studies of flavour aspects of new physics, and assessments of the interplay between direct dark matter searches and the LHC.

  10. Rejection of the hypothesis that Mkn-501 TeV photons are pure Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Aharonian, F A; Barrio, J A; Bernlhr, K; Borst, H G; Bojahr, H; Contreras, J G; Cortina, J; Denninghoff, S; Fonseca, V; Gonzlez, J; Gtting, N; Heinzelmann, G; Hermann, G; Heusler, A; Hofmann, W; Horns, D; Ibarra, Alejandro; Iserlohe, C; Kankanyan, R; Kestel, M; Kettler, J; Kohnle, A; Konopelko, A K; Kornmayer, H; Kranich, D; Krawczynski, H; Lampeitl, H; Lorenz, E; Lucarelli, F; Magnussen, N; Mang, O; Meyer, H; Mirzoian, R M; Moralejo, A; Padilla, L; Panter, M; Plaga, R; Plyasheshnikov, A V; Prahl, J; Phlhofer, G; Rhode, W; Rhring, A; Rowell, G; Sahakian, V V; Samorski, M; Schilling, M; Schrder, F; Siems, M; Stamm, W; Tluczykont, M; Vlk, H J; Wiedner, C A; Wittek, W

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The TeV energy spectrum of the Blazar type galaxy Mkn-501 as measured by the HEGRA air Cherenkov telescopes extends beyond 16 TeV and constitutes the most energetic photons observed from an extragalactic object. A fraction of the emitted spectrum is possibly absorbed in interactions with low energy photons of the diffuse extragalactic infrared radiation, which in turn offers the unique possibility to measure the diffuse infrared radiation density by exact TeV spectroscopy. One of the recently published ideas to reduce the absorption of TeV photons is based upon the assumption that sources like Mkn-501 could produce Bose-Einstein condensates of coherent GeV ground-state photons. The condensates would have a higher survival probability during the transport in the diffuse radiation field and could mimic TeV air shower events. The powerful stereoscopic technique of the HEGRA air Cherenkov telescopes allows to test this hypothesis by reconstructing the penetration depths of TeV air shower events: Air showers initi...

  11. Resonant nature of intrinsic defect energy levels in PbTe revealed by infrared photoreflectance spectroscopy

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    Zhang, Bingpo; Cai, Chunfeng; Jin, Shuqiang; Ye, Zhenyu; Wu, Huizhen, E-mail: hzwu@zju.edu.cn [Department of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Silicon Materials, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310027 (China); Qi, Zhen [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200083 (China)

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Step-scan Fourier-transform infrared photoreflectance and modulated photoluminescence spectroscopy were used to characterize the optical transitions of the epitaxial PbTe thin film grown by molecular beam epitaxy on BaF{sub 2} (111) substrate in the vicinity of energy gap of lead telluride at 77?K. It is found that the intrinsic defect energy levels in the electronic structure are of resonant nature. The Te-vacancy energy level is located above the conduction band minimum by 29.1?meV. Another defect (V{sub X}) energy level situated below valance band maximum by 18.1?meV is also revealed. Whether it is associated with the Pb vacancy is still not clear. It might also be related to the misfit dislocations stemming from the lattice mismatch between PbTe and BaF{sub 2} substrate. The experimental results support the theory prediction (N. J. Parada and G. W. Pratt, Jr., Phys. Rev. Lett. 22, 180 (1969), N. J. Parada, Phys. Rev. B 3, 2042 (1971)) and are consistent with the reported Hall experimental results (G. Bauer, H. Burkhard, H. Heinrich, and A. Lopez-Otero, J. Appl. Phys. 47, 1721 (1976)).

  12. On the formation of TeV radiation in LS 5039

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    Khangulyan, Dmitry; Bosch-Ramon, Valenti

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent detections of TeV gamma-rays from compact binary systems show that relativistic outflows (jets or winds) are sites of effective acceleration of particles up to multi-TeV energies. In this paper, we discuss the conditions of acceleration and radiation of ultra-relativistic electrons in LS 5039, currently the binary system emitting gamma-rays with the highest quality data in the TeV range. Assuming that the gamma-ray emitter is a jet-like structure, we performed detailed numerical calculations of the energy spectrum and lightcurves accounting for the acceleration efficiency, the location of the accelerator, the speed of the emitting flow, the inclination angle of the system, as well as specific features related to anisotropic inverse Compton scattering and pair production. We conclude that the accelerator should not be deep inside the binary system unless we assume a very efficient acceleration rate. We show that within the IC scenario both the gamma-ray spectrum and flux are strongly orbital phase d...

  13. On the formation of TeV radiation in LS 5039

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    Dmitry Khangulyan; Felix Aharonian; Valenti Bosch-Ramon

    2007-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent detections of TeV gamma-rays from compact binary systems show that relativistic outflows (jets or winds) are sites of effective acceleration of particles up to multi-TeV energies. In this paper, we discuss the conditions of acceleration and radiation of ultra-relativistic electrons in LS 5039, the gamma-ray emitting binary system for which the highest quality TeV data are available. Assuming that the gamma-ray emitter is a jet-like structure, we performed detailed numerical calculations of the energy spectrum and lightcurves accounting for the acceleration efficiency, the location of the accelerator, the speed of the emitting flow, the inclination angle of the system, as well as specific features related to anisotropic inverse Compton scattering and pair production. We conclude that the accelerator should not be deep inside the binary system unless we assume a very efficient acceleration rate. We show that within the IC scenario both the gamma-ray spectrum and flux are strongly orbital phase dependent. Formally, our model can reproduce, for specific sets of parameter values, the energy spectrum of gamma-rays reported by HESS for wide orbital phase intervals. However, the physical properties of the source can be constrained only by observations capable of providing detailed energy spectra for narrow orbital phase intervals ($\\Delta\\phi\\ll 0.1$).

  14. Searching for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay of130Te with CUORE

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    Artusa, D. R.; Avignone, F. T.; Azzolini, O.; Balata, M.; Banks, T. I.; Bari, G.; Beeman, J.; Bellini, F.; Bersani, A.; Biassoni, M.; et al

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutrinoless double-beta (0???) decay is a hypothesized lepton-number-violating process that offers the only known means of asserting the possible Majorana nature of neutrino mass. The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an upcoming experiment designed to search for 0???decay of130Te using an array of 988 TeO2crystal bolometers operated at 10?mK. The detector will contain 206?kg of130Te and have an average energy resolution of 5?keV; the projected 0???decay half-life sensitivity after five years of livetime is 1.6??1026?y at 1?(9.5??1025?y at the 90% confidence level), which corresponds to an upper limit on the effective Majorana massmorein the range 40100?meV (50130?meV). In this paper, we review the experimental techniques used in CUORE as well as its current status and anticipated physics reach.less

  15. HAWC (High Altitude Water Cherenkov) Observatory for Surveying the TeV Sky

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    Dingus, Brenda L. [Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2007-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The HAWC observatory is a proposed, large field of view ({approx}2 sr), high duty cycle (>95%) TeV gamma-ray detector which uses a large pond of water (150 m x 150 m) located at 4300 m elevation. The pond contains 900 photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) to observe the relativistic particles and secondary gamma lays in extensive air showers. This technique has been used successfully by the Milagro observatory to detect known, as well as new, TeV sources. The PMTs and much of the data acquisition system of Milagro will be reused for HAWC, resulting in a cost effective detector ({approx}6M$) that can be built quickly in 2-3 years. The improvements of HAWC will result in {approx}15 times the sensitivity of Milagro. HAWC will survey 2{pi} sr of the sky every day with a sensitivity of the Crab flux at a median energy of 1 TeV. After five years of operation half of the sky will be surveyed to 20 mCrab. This sensitivity will likely result in the discovery of new sources as well as allow the identification of which GLAST sources extend to higher energies.

  16. Milagro Observations of TeV Emission from Galactic Sources in the Fermi Bright Source List

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    Abdo, A A; Aune, T; Berley, D; Chen, C; Christopher, G E; DeYoung, T; Dingus, B L; Ellsworth, R W; Gonzlez, M M; Goodman, J A; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Huentemeyer, P H; Kolterman, B E; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Morgan, T; Mincer, A I; Nmethy, P; Pretz, J; Ryan, J M; Parkinson, P M Saz; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Vasileiou, V; Walker, G P; Williams, D A; Yodh, G B

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the result of a search of Milagro sky map for spatial correlations with sources from a subset of the recent Fermi Bright Source List (BSL). The BSL consists of the 205 most significant sources detected above 100 MeV by the Fermi Large Area Telescope. We select sources based on their categorization in the BSL, taking all confirmed or possible Galactic sources in the field of view of Milagro. Of the 34 Fermi sources selected, 14 are observed by Milagro at a significance of 3 standard deviations or more. We conduct this search with a new analysis which employs newly-optimized gamma-hadron separation and utilizes the full 8-year Milagro dataset. Milagro is sensitive to gamma rays above 1 TeV and these results extend the observation of these sources far above the Fermi energy band. With the new analysis and additional data, TeV emission is definitively observed associated with the Fermi pulsar J2229.0+6114, in the the Boomerang Pulsar Wind Nebula (PWN). Furthermore, an extended region of TeV emission is...

  17. First Results of a Study of TeV Emission from GRBs in Milagrito

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    McEnery, J E; Benbow, W; Berley, D; Chen, M L; Coyne, D G; Dingus, B L; Dorfan, D E; Ellsworth, R W; Evans, D; Falcone, A D; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gisler, G; Goodman, J A; Haines, T J; Hoffman, C M; Hugenberger, S; Kelley, L A; Leonor, I; McConnell, M; McCullough, J F; Miller, R S; Mincer, A I; Morales, M F; Nmethy, P; Ryan, J M; Shen, B; Shoup, A L; Sinnis, C; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Tmer, T O; Wang, K; Wascko, M O; Westerhoff, S; Williams, D A; Yang, T; Yodh, G B

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Milagrito, a detector sensitive to gamma-rays at TeV energies, monitored the northern sky during the period February 1997 through May 1998. With a large field of view and high duty cycle, this instrument was used to perform a search for TeV counterparts to gamma-ray bursts. Within the Milagrito field of view 54 gamma-ray bursts at keV energies were observed by the Burst And Transient Satellite Experiment (BATSE) aboard the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. This paper describes the results of a preliminary analysis to search for TeV emission correlated with BATSE detected bursts. Milagrito detected an excess of events coincident both spatially and temporally with GRB 970417a, with chance probability $2.8 \\times 10^{-5}$ within the BATSE error radius. No other significant correlations were detected. Since 54 bursts were examined the chance probability of observing an excess with this significance in any of these bursts is $1.5 \\times 10^{-3}$. The statistical aspects and physical implications of this result are di...

  18. TeV Gamma-Ray Sources from a Survey of the Galactic Plane with Milagro

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    Abdo, A A; Berley, D; Casanova, S; Chen, C; Coyne, D G; Dingus, B L; Ellsworth, R W; Fleysher, L; Fleysher, R; Gonzlez, M M; Goodman, J A; Hays, E; Hoffman, C M; Hopper, B; Huntemeyer, P H; Kolterman, B E; Lansdell, C P; Linnemann, J T; McEnery, J E; Mincer, A I; Noyes, D; Nmethy, P; Parkinson, P M Saz; Ryan, J M; Shoup, A; Sinnis, G; Smith, A J; Sullivan, G W; Vasileiou, V; Walker, G P; Williams, D A; Xu, X W; Yodh, G B

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A survey of Galactic gamma-ray sources at a median energy of ~20 TeV has been performed using the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory. Eight candidate sources of TeV emission are detected with pre-trials significance $>4.5\\sigma$ in the region of Galactic longitude $l\\in[30^\\circ,220^\\circ]$ and latitude $b\\in[-10^\\circ,10^\\circ]$. Four of these sources, including the Crab nebula and the recently published MGRO J2019+37, are observed with significances $>4\\sigma$ after accounting for the trials involved in searching the 3800 square degree region. All four of these sources are also coincident with EGRET sources. Two of the lower significance sources are coincident with EGRET sources and one of these sources is Geminga. The other two candidates are in the Cygnus region of the Galaxy. Several of the sources appear to be spatially extended. The fluxes of the sources at 20 TeV range from ~25% of the Crab flux to nearly as bright as the Crab.

  19. First Results of a Study of TeV Emission from GRBs in Milagrito

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    J. E. McEnery; R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; B. Shen; A. Shoup; C. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

    1999-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Milagrito, a detector sensitive to gamma-rays at TeV energies, monitored the northern sky during the period February 1997 through May 1998. With a large field of view and high duty cycle, this instrument was used to perform a search for TeV counterparts to gamma-ray bursts. Within the Milagrito field of view 54 gamma-ray bursts at keV energies were observed by the Burst And Transient Satellite Experiment (BATSE) aboard the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory. This paper describes the results of a preliminary analysis to search for TeV emission correlated with BATSE detected bursts. Milagrito detected an excess of events coincident both spatially and temporally with GRB 970417a, with chance probability $2.8 \\times 10^{-5}$ within the BATSE error radius. No other significant correlations were detected. Since 54 bursts were examined the chance probability of observing an excess with this significance in any of these bursts is $1.5 \\times 10^{-3}$. The statistical aspects and physical implications of this result are discussed.

  20. TeV Gamma-Ray Sources from a Survey of the Galactic Plane with Milagro

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    A. A. Abdo; B. Allen; D. Berley; S. Casanova; C. Chen; D. G. Coyne; B. L. Dingus; R. W. Ellsworth; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; M. M. Gonzalez; J. A. Goodman; E. Hays; C. M. Hoffman; B. Hopper; P. H. Huntemeyer; B. E. Kolterman; C. P. Lansdell; J. T. Linnemann; J. E. McEnery; A. I. Mincer; P. Nemethy; D. Noyes; J. M. Ryan; P. M. Saz Parkinson; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; V. Vasileiou; G. P. Walker; D. A. Williams; X. W. Xu; G. B. Yodh

    2007-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A survey of Galactic gamma-ray sources at a median energy of ~20 TeV has been performed using the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory. Eight candidate sources of TeV emission are detected with pre-trials significance $>4.5\\sigma$ in the region of Galactic longitude $l\\in[30^\\circ,220^\\circ]$ and latitude $b\\in[-10^\\circ,10^\\circ]$. Four of these sources, including the Crab nebula and the recently published MGRO J2019+37, are observed with significances $>4\\sigma$ after accounting for the trials involved in searching the 3800 square degree region. All four of these sources are also coincident with EGRET sources. Two of the lower significance sources are coincident with EGRET sources and one of these sources is Geminga. The other two candidates are in the Cygnus region of the Galaxy. Several of the sources appear to be spatially extended. The fluxes of the sources at 20 TeV range from ~25% of the Crab flux to nearly as bright as the Crab.

  1. A planar-type surface-wave plasma source with a subwavelength diffraction grating inclusion for large-area plasma applications

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    Chen Zhaoquan; Liu Minghai; Tang Liang; Hu Peng; Hu Xiwei [College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, WuHan, HuBei 430074 (China)

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The electromagnetic wave through the subwavelength diffraction grating can be largely absorbed by surface-wave plasmas (SWPs). A SWP source is built with two slot-array antennas element. Due to the dissipation of surface waves in overdense plasmas, this source can provide remarkable discharge efficiency of 4.4 cm{sup 2}/W experimentally and 96% of incident power numerically. When the applied power as low as 200 W is supplied to the SWP source, a homogeneous plasma with the uniform area up to 14x36 cm{sup 2} and the plasma density up to 1.04x10{sup 18} m{sup -3} is generated under the quartz slab. By varying the incident power and gas pressure, the parameter of plasmas can be easily controlled without density jumping. Moreover, the characters of bi-Maxwellian electron energy distribution prove that our SWP source yield plasmas by surface heating actually. These excellent performances make the proposed source meet the requirements in large-area plasma processing and also give its advices for plasmas heating in next meter-size SWP sources.

  2. Search for New Phenomena in Dijet Angular Distributions in Proton-Proton Collisions at s = 8 TeV Measured with the ATLAS Detector

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    Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdinov, O.; Aben, R.; Abolins, M.; AbouZeid, O.?S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; et al

    2015-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A search for new phenomena in LHC proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of ?s=8 TeV was performed with the ATLAS detector using an integrated luminosity of 17.3 fb?. The angular distributions are studied in events with at least two jets; the highest dijet mass observed is 5.5 TeV. All angular distributions are consistent with the predictions of the standard model. In a benchmark model of quark contact interactions, a compositeness scale below 8.1 TeV in a destructive interference scenario and 12.0 TeV in a constructive interference scenario is excluded at 95% C.L.; median expected limits are 8.9 TeV formorethe destructive interference scenario and 14.1 TeV for the constructive interference scenario.less

  3. Charged-particle multiplicity measurement in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with ALICE at LHC

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    K. Aamodt; N. Abel; U. Abeysekara; A. Abrahantes Quintana; A. Abramyan; D. Adamova; M. M. Aggarwal; G. Aglieri Rinella; A. G. Agocs; S. Aguilar Salazar; Z. Ahammed; A. Ahmad; N. Ahmad; S. U. Ahn; R. Akimoto; A. Akindinov; D. Aleksandrov; B. Alessandro; R. Alfaro Molina; A. Alici; E. Almaraz Avina; J. Alme; T. Alt; V. Altini; S. Altinpinar; C. Andrei; A. Andronic; G. Anelli; V. Angelov; C. Anson; T. Anticic; F. Antinori; S. Antinori; K. Antipin; D. Antonczyk; P. Antonioli; A. Anzo; L. Aphecetche; H. Appelshauser; S. Arcelli; R. Arceo; A. Arend; N. Armesto; R. Arnaldi; T. Aronsson; I. C. Arsene; A. Asryan; A. Augustinus; R. Averbeck; T. C. Awes; J. Aysto; M. D. Azmi; S. Bablok; M. Bach; A. Badala; Y. W. Baek; S. Bagnasco; R. Bailhache; R. Bala; A. Baldisseri; A. Baldit; J. Ban; R. Barbera; G. G. Barnafoldi; L. Barnby; V. Barret; J. Bartke; F. Barile; M. Basile; V. Basmanov; N. Bastid; B. Bathen; G. Batigne; B. Batyunya; C. Baumann; I. G. Bearden; B. Becker; I. Belikov; R. Bellwied; E. Belmont-Moreno; A. Belogianni; L. Benhabib; S. Beole; I. Berceanu; A. Bercuci; E. Berdermann; Y. Berdnikov; L. Betev; A. Bhasin; A. K. Bhati; L. Bianchi; N. Bianchi; C. Bianchin; J. Bielcik; J. Bielcikova; A. Bilandzic; L. Bimbot; E. Biolcati; A. Blanc; F. Blanco; F. Blanco; D. Blau; C. Blume; M. Boccioli; N. Bock; A. Bogdanov; H. Boggild; M. Bogolyubsky; J. Bohm; L. Boldizsar; M. Bombara; C. Bombonati; M. Bondila; H. Borel; V. Borshchov; A. Borisov; C. Bortolin; S. Bose; L. Bosisio; F. Bossu; M. Botje; S. Bottger; G. Bourdaud; B. Boyer; M. Braun; P. Braun-Munzinger; L. Bravina; M. Bregant; T. Breitner; G. Bruckner; R. Brun; E. Bruna; G. E. Bruno; D. Budnikov; H. Buesching; P. Buncic; O. Busch; Z. Buthelezi; D. Caffarri; X. Cai; H. Caines; E. Camacho; P. Camerini; M. Campbell; V. Canoa Roman; G. P. Capitani; G. Cara Romeo; F. Carena; W. Carena; F. Carminati; A. Casanova Diaz; M. Caselle; J. Castillo Castellanos; J. F. Castillo Hernandez; V. Catanescu; E. Cattaruzza; C. Cavicchioli; P. Cerello; V. Chambert; B. Chang; S. Chapeland; A. Charpy; J. L. Charvet; S. Chattopadhyay; S. Chattopadhyay; M. Cherney; C. Cheshkov; B. Cheynis; E. Chiavassa; V. Chibante Barroso; D. D. Chinellato; P. Chochula; K. Choi; M. Chojnacki; P. Christakoglou; C. H. Christensen; P. Christiansen; T. Chujo; F. Chuman; C. Cicalo; L. Cifarelli; F. Cindolo; J. Cleymans; O. Cobanoglu; J. -P. Coffin; S. Coli; A. Colla; G. Conesa Balbastre; Z. Conesa del Valle; E. S. Conner; P. Constantin; G. Contin; J. G. Contreras; Y. Corrales Morales; T. M. Cormier; P. Cortese; I. Cortes Maldonado; M. R. Cosentino; F. Costa; M. E. Cotallo; E. Crescio; P. Crochet; E. Cuautle; L. Cunqueiro; J. Cussonneau; A. Dainese; H. H. Dalsgaard; A. Danu; I. Das; S. Das; A. Dash; S. Dash; G. O. V. de Barros; A. De Caro; G. de Cataldo; J. de Cuveland; A. De Falco; M. De Gaspari; J. de Groot; D. De Gruttola; N. De Marco; S. De Pasquale; R. De Remigis; R. de Rooij; G. de Vaux; H. Delagrange; G. Dellacasa; A. Deloff; V. Demanov; E. Denes; A. Deppman; G. D'Erasmo; D. Derkach; A. Devaux; D. Di Bari; C. Di Giglio; S. Di Liberto; A. Di Mauro; P. Di Nezza; M. Dialinas; L. Diaz; R. Diaz; T. Dietel; R. Divia; O. Djuvsland; V. Dobretsov; A. Dobrin; T. Dobrowolski; B. Donigus; I. Dominguez; D. M. M. DonO. Dordic; A. K. Dubey; J. Dubuisson; L. Ducroux; P. Dupieux; A. K. Dutta Majumdar; M. R. Dutta Majumdar; D. Elia; D. Emschermann; A. Enokizono; B. Espagnon; M. Estienne; S. Esumi; D. Evans; S. Evrard; G. Eyyubova; C. W. Fabjan; D. Fabris; J. Faivre; D. Falchieri; A. Fantoni; M. Fasel; O. Fateev; R. Fearick; A. Fedunov; D. Fehlker; V. Fekete; D. Felea; B. Fenton-Olsen; G. Feofilov; A. Fernandez Tellez; E. G. Ferreiro; A. Ferretti; R. Ferretti; M. A. S. Figueredo; S. Filchagin; R. Fini; F. M. Fionda; E. M. Fiore; M. Floris; Z. Fodor; S. Foertsch; P. Foka; S. Fokin; F. Formenti; E. Fragiacomo; M. Fragkiadakis; U. Frankenfeld; A. Frolov; U. Fuchs; F. Furano; C. Furget; M. Fusco Girard; J. J. Gaardhoje; S. Gadrat; M. Gagliardi; A. Gago; M. Gallio; P. Ganoti; M. S. Ganti; C. Garabatos; C. Garcia Trapaga; J. Gebelein; R. Gemme; M. Germain; A. Gheata; M. Gheata; B. Ghidini; P. Ghosh; G. Giraudo; P. Giubellino; E. Gladysz-Dziadus; R. Glasow; P. Glassel; A. Glenn; R. Gomez Jimenez; H. Gonzalez Santos; L. H. Gonzalez-Trueba; P. Gonzalez-Zamora; S. Gorbunov; Y. Gorbunov; S. Gotovac; H. Gottschlag; V. Grabski; R. Grajcarek; A. Grelli; A. Grigoras; C. Grigoras; V. Grigoriev; A. Grigoryan; S. Grigoryan; B. Grinyov; N. Grion; P. Gros; J. F. Grosse-Oetringhaus; J. -Y. Grossiord; R. Grosso; F. Guber; R. Guernane; B. Guerzoni; K. Gulbrandsen; H. Gulkanyan; T. Gunji; A. Gupta; R. Gupta; H. -A. Gustafsson; H. Gutbrod; O. Haaland; C. Hadjidakis; M. Haiduc; H. Hamagaki; G. Hamar; J. Hamblen; B. H. Han; J. W. Harris; M. Hartig; A. Harutyunyan; D. Hasch; D. Hasegan

    2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The pseudorapidity density and multiplicity distribution of charged particles produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC, at a centre-of-mass energy sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, were measured in the central pseudorapidity region |eta| < 1. Comparisons are made with previous measurements at sqrt(s) = 0.9 TeV and 2.36 TeV. At sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, for events with at least one charged particle in |eta| < 1, we obtain dNch/deta = 6.01 +- 0.01 (stat.) +0.20 -0.12 (syst.). This corresponds to an increase of 57.6% +- 0.4% (stat.) +3.6 -1.8% (syst.) relative to collisions at 0.9 TeV, significantly higher than calculations from commonly used models. The multiplicity distribution at 7 TeV is described fairly well by the negative binomial distribution.

  4. Royal SwediSh academy of engineeRing ScienceS (iVa) a TRibuTe To The memoRy of

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    Royal SwediSh academy of engineeRing ScienceS (iVa) a TRibuTe To The memoRy of SVanTe a; A TribuTe To The MeMory of PresenTed AT The 2008 AnnuAl MeeTing of The royAl swedish AcAdeMy; The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) is an independent, learned society that promotes

  5. Development of CdS/CdTe Tin Film Devices for St. Gobain Coated Glass: Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-08-317

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    Gessert, T.

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research performed at NREL to produce CdS/CdTe devices on St. Gobain coated-glass material to establish a baseline CdS/CdTe device process and determine baseline device performance parameters on St. Gobain material. Performance of these baseline devices compared to similar devices produced by applying the established baseline CdS/CdTe process on alternative St. Gobain coated-glass materials.

  6. Search for new light gauge boson in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton events in pp collisions at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Paredes Hernandez, Daniela; The ATLAS collaboration

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Search for new light gauge boson in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton events in pp collisions at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

  7. Electron and hole drift mobility measurements on thin film CdTe solar cells Qi Long, Steluta A. Dinca, E. A. Schiff, Ming Yu, and Jeremy Theil

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    Schiff, Eric A.

    .1063/1.2220491 Lock-in thermography and nonuniformity modeling of thin-film CdTe solar cells Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 729

  8. Manufacturing Process Optimization to Improve Stability, Yield and Efficiency of CdS/CdTe PV Devices: Final Report, December 2004 - January 2009

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    Sampath, W. S.; Enzenroth, A.; Barth, K.

    2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The research by Colorado State University advances the understanding of device stability, efficiency, and process yield for CdTe PV devices.

  9. Discovery of TeV gamma-ray emission from the Pulsar Wind Nebula 3C 58 by MAGIC

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    Bigas, O Blanch; Carmona, E; Prez-Torres, M A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Pulsar Wind Nebula (PWN) 3C 58 is energized by one of the highest spin-down power pulsars known (5% of Crab pulsar) and it has been compared to the Crab Nebula due to their morphological similarities. This object was detected by Fermi-LAT with a spectrum extending beyond 100 GeV. We analyzed 81 hours of 3C 58 data taken with the MAGIC telescopes and we detected VHE gamma-ray emission for the first time at TeV energies with a significance of 5.7 sigma and an integral flux of 0.65% C.U. above 1 TeV. The differential energy spectrum between 400 GeV and 10 TeV is well described by a power-law function $d\\Phi/dE=f_{o}(E/1TeV)^{-\\Gamma}$ with $f_{o}=(2.0\\pm0.4stat\\pm0.6sys) 10^{-13}cm^{-2}s^{-1}TeV^{-1}$ and $\\Gamma=2.4\\pm0.2sta\\pm0.2sys$. This leads 3C 58 to be the least luminous PWN ever detected at VHE and the one with the lowest flux at VHE to date. According to time-dependent models in which electrons up-scatter photon fields, the best representation favors a distance to the PWN of 2 kpc and FIR comparable...

  10. A GIS-based Spatial Model for Predicting Habitat Suitability for Juvenile Mutton Snapper (Lutjanus analis) in Belize

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    redes de reas Marinas Protegidas. Este trabajo evala el uso del enfoque ecosistmico en el manejo. Parmetros ecosistmicos de entrada incluyeron tipo de habitat marino, distancia de nado a los sitios de

  11. Examen cri?tico-anali?tico de las ilustraciones encontradas en tres Celestinas: (Burgos, 1499; Sevilla, 1502; Valencia, 1514)

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    Reyes-Dura?n, Marti?n

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    tallador profesional para ilustrar el texto. Se disminuyen los delicados y finos detalles del tallado terminado por los extranjeros (italiano y germ5nico) ya que descollaban las nuevas corrientes espanolas de ilustracion, evidenciada en el estilo...

  12. Examen cri?tico-anali?tico de las ilustraciones encontradas en tres Celestinas: (Burgos, 1499; Sevilla, 1502; Valencia, 1514)

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    Reyes-Dura?n, Marti?n

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , la cual se manifesto tan claramente en la Edad Media, se debio a la invencion de la imprenta ligada a su aceptacion por parte de un mundo cambiante y 5vido por el saber (DeVinne 46). Tambien esta relacionado el desarrollo de la imprenta con la...

  13. VARIABLE TeV EMISSION AS A MANIFESTATION OF JET FORMATION IN M87?

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    Levinson, Amir [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel); Rieger, Frank [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, P.O. Box 103980, 69029 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is proposed that the variable TeV emission observed in M87 may be produced in a starved magnetospheric region, above which the outflow associated with the VLBA jet is established. It is shown that annihilation of MeV photons emitted by the radiative inefficient flow in the vicinity of the black hole can lead to injection of seed charges on open magnetic field lines, with a density that depends sensitively on accretion rate, n{sub {+-}}{proportional_to} m-dot {sup 4}. For an accretion rate that corresponds to the inferred jet power, and to a fit of the observed spectral energy distribution by an ADAF model, the density of injected pairs is found to be smaller than the Goldreich-Julian (GJ) density by a factor of a few. It is also shown that inverse Compton scattering of ambient photons by electrons (positrons) accelerating in the gap can lead to a large multiplicity, {approx}10{sup 3}, while still allowing photons at energies of up to a few TeV to freely escape the system. The estimated gap width is not smaller than 0.01r{sub s} if the density of seed charges is below the GJ value. The very high energy power radiated by the gap can easily account for the luminosity of the TeV source detected by H.E.S.S. The strong dependence of injected pair density on accretion rate should render the gap emission highly intermittent. We also discuss briefly the application of this mechanism to Sgr A{sup *}.

  14. RAPID TeV GAMMA-RAY FLARING OF BL LACERTAE

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    Arlen, T. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (United States); Aune, T.; Bouvier, A. [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)] [Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics and Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Beilicke, M.; Buckley, J. H.; Bugaev, V.; Dickherber, R. [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States); Benbow, W. [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States)] [Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Amado, AZ 85645 (United States); Cesarini, A.; Connolly, M. P. [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland)] [School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway (Ireland); Ciupik, L. [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States)] [Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 60605 (United States); Cui, W.; Feng, Q.; Finley, J. P. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (United States); Dumm, J.; Fortson, L. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States); Errando, M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY 10027 (United States); Falcone, A. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 525 Davey Lab, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Federici, S. [DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen (Germany)] [DESY, Platanenallee 6, D-15738 Zeuthen (Germany); Finnegan, G., E-mail: qfeng@purdue.edu, E-mail: cui@purdue.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States); Collaboration: VERITAS Collaboration; and others

    2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the detection of a very rapid TeV gamma-ray flare from BL Lacertae on 2011 June 28 with the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS). The flaring activity was observed during a 34.6 minute exposure, when the integral flux above 200 GeV reached (3.4 {+-} 0.6) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} photons m{sup -2} s{sup -1}, roughly 125% of the Crab Nebula flux measured by VERITAS. The light curve indicates that the observations missed the rising phase of the flare but covered a significant portion of the decaying phase. The exponential decay time was determined to be 13 {+-} 4 minutes, making it one of the most rapid gamma-ray flares seen from a TeV blazar. The gamma-ray spectrum of BL Lacertae during the flare was soft, with a photon index of 3.6 {+-} 0.4, which is in agreement with the measurement made previously by MAGIC in a lower flaring state. Contemporaneous radio observations of the source with the Very Long Baseline Array revealed the emergence of a new, superluminal component from the core around the time of the TeV gamma-ray flare, accompanied by changes in the optical polarization angle. Changes in flux also appear to have occurred at optical, UV, and GeV gamma-ray wavelengths at the time of the flare, although they are difficult to quantify precisely due to sparse coverage. A strong flare was seen at radio wavelengths roughly four months later, which might be related to the gamma-ray flaring activities. We discuss the implications of these multiwavelength results.

  15. High thermoelectric performance BiSbTe alloy with unique low-dimensional structure

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    Xie Wenjie [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978 (United States); Tang Xinfeng; Yan Yonggao; Zhang Qingjie [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Tritt, Terry M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0978 (United States)

    2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a detailed description of an innovative route of a melt spinning (MS) technique combined with a subsequent spark plasma sintering process in order to obtain high performance p-type Bi{sub 0.52}Sb{sub 1.48}Te{sub 3} bulk material, which possesses a unique low-dimensional structure. The unique structure consists of an amorphous structure, 5-15 nm fine nanocrystalline regions, and coherent interfaces between the resulting nanocrystalline regions. Measurements of the thermopower, electrical conductivity, and thermal conductivity have been performed over a range of temperature of 300-400 K. We found that MS technique can give us considerable control over the resulting nanostructure with good thermal stability during the temperature range of 300-400 K and this unique structure can effectively adjust the transport of phonons and electrons, in a manner such that it is beneficial to the overall thermoelectric performance of the material, primarily a reduction in the lattice thermal conductivity. Subsequently, this results in a maximum figure of merit ZT value of 1.56 at 300 K for p-type Bi{sub 0.52}Sb{sub 1.48}Te{sub 3} bulk material. This ZT value is over a 50% improvement of that of the state of the art commercial Bi{sub 2}Te{sub 3} materials. We also report results of thermal cycling of this material for over one hundred cycles between 300-400 K. Our work offers an innovative route for developing high performance bismuth telluride based alloys and devices, which have even broader prospects for commercial applications. This technique may also be applicable to other thermoelectric materials.

  16. Plasmon-graviton conversion in a magnetic field in TeV-scale gravity

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    E. Yu. Melkumova

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Kaluza-Klein (KK) gravitons emission rates due to plasmon-graviton conversion in magnetic field are computed within the ADD model of TeV-scale gravity. Plasma is described in the kinetic approach as the system of charged particles and Maxwell field both confined on the brane. Interaction with multidimensional gravity living in the bulk with $n$ compact extra dimensions is introduced within the linearized theory. Plasma collective effects enter through the two-point correlation function of the fluctuations of the energy-momentum tensor. The estimate for magnetic stars is presented leading to the lower limit of the D-dimensional Plank mass.

  17. Technical evaluation of Solar Cells, Inc., CdTe modules and array at NREL

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    Kroposki, B.; Strand, T.; Hansen, R. [and others] [and others

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Engineering and Technology Validation Team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) conducts in-situ technical evaluations of polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and arrays. This paper focuses on the technical evaluation of Solar Cells, Inc., (SCI) cadmium telluride (CdTe) module and array performance by attempting to correlate individual module and array performance. This is done by examining the performance and stability of the modules and array over a period of more than one year. Temperature coefficients for module and array parameters (P{sub max}V{sub oc}, V{sub max}, I{sub sc}, I{sub max}) are also calculated.

  18. Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Hg_1-yMn_yTe Quantum Wells

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    Liu, Chao-Xing; /Tsinghua U., Beijing /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Qi, Xiao-Liang; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Dai, Xi; Fang, Zhong; /Beijing, Inst. Phys.; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum Hall effect is usually observed when the two-dimensional electron gas is subjected to an external magnetic field, so that their quantum states form Landau levels. In this work we predict that a new phenomenon, the quantum anomalous Hall effect, can be realized in Hg{sub 1-y}Mn{sub y}Te quantum wells, without the external magnetic field and the associated Landau levels. This effect arises purely from the spin polarization of the Mn atoms, and the quantized Hall conductance is predicted for a range of quantum well thickness and the concentration of the Mn atoms. This effect enables dissipationless charge current in spintronics devices.

  19. Discovering Higgs boson pair production through rare final states at a 100 TeV collider

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    Papaefstathiou, Andreas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider Higgs boson pair production at a future proton collider with centre-of-mass energy of 100 TeV, focusing on rare final states that include a bottom-anti-bottom quark pair and multiple isolated leptons: $hh \\rightarrow (b\\bar{b}) + n \\ell + X$, $n = \\{2,4\\}$, $X = \\{ E_T^\\mathrm{miss}, \\gamma, -\\}$. We construct experimental search strategies for observing the process through these channels and make suggestions on the desired requirements for the detector design of the future collider.

  20. J/psi polarization in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV

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    2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The ALICE Collaboration has studied J/psi production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV at the LHC through its muon pair decay. The polar and azimuthal angle distributions of the decay muons were measured, and results on the J/psi polarization parameters lambda_theta and lambda_phi were obtained. The study was performed in the kinematic region 2.5