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  1. SCIL nanoimprint solutions: high-volume soft NIL for wafer scale sub-10nm resolution

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    Voorkamp, R.; Verschuuren, M. A.; van Brakel, R.

    2016-10-01

    Nano-patterning materials and surfaces can add unique functionalities and properties which cannot be obtained in bulk or micro-structured materials. Examples range from hetro-epitaxy of semiconductor nano-wires to guiding cell expression and growth on medical implants. [1] Due to the cost and throughput requirements conventional nano-patterning techniques such as deep UV lithography (cost and flat substrate demands) and electron-beam lithography (cost, throughput) are not an option. Self-assembly techniques are being considered for IC manufacturing, but require nano-sized guiding patterns, which have to be fabricated in any case.[2] Additionally, the self-assembly process is highly sensitive to the environment and layer thickness, which is difficult to control on non-flat surfaces such as PV silicon wafers or III/V substrates. Laser interference lithography can achieve wafer scale periodic patterns, but is limited by the throughput due to intensity of the laser at the pinhole and only regular patterns are possible where the pattern fill fraction cannot be chosen freely due to the interference condition.[3] Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is a promising technology for the cost effective fabrication of sub-micron and nano-patterns on large areas. The challenges for NIL are related to the technique being a contact method where a stamp which holds the patterns is required to be brought into intimate contact with the surface of the product. In NIL a strong distinction is made between the type of stamp used, either rigid or soft. Rigid stamps are made from patterned silicon, silica or plastic foils and are capable of sub-10nm resolution and wafer scale patterning. All these materials behave similar at the micro- to nm scale and require high pressures (5 - 50 Bar) to enable conformal contact to be made on wafer scales. Real world conditions such as substrate bow and particle contaminants complicate the use of rigid stamps for wafer scale areas, reducing stamp lifetime and

  2. Scanning transmission x-ray microscopy of polymer nanoparticles: probing morphology on sub-10 nm length scales

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    Burke, Kerry B.; Stapleton, Andrew J.; Vaughan, Ben; Zhou, Xiaojing; Kilcoyne, A. L. David; Belcher, Warwick J.; Dastoor, Paul C.

    2011-07-01

    Water-processable nanoparticle dispersions of semiconducting polymers offer an attractive approach to the fabrication of organic electronic devices since they offer: (1) control of nanoscale morphology and (2) environmentally friendly fabrication. Although the nature of phase segregation in these polymer nanoparticles is critical to device performance, to date there have been no techniques available to directly determine their intra-particle structure, which consequently has been poorly understood. Here, we present scanning transmission x-ray microscopy (STXM) compositional maps for nanoparticles fabricated from poly(9,9-dioctyl-fluorene-2,7-diyl-co-bis-N, N'-(4-butylphenyl)-bis-N, N'-phenyl-1,4-phenylenedi-amine) (PFB) and poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-2,7-diyl-co-benzothiadiazole) (F8BT) 1:1 blend mixtures. The images show distinct phase segregation within the nanoparticles. The compositional data reveals that, within these nanoparticles, PFB and F8BT segregate into a core-shell morphology, with an F8BT-rich core and a PFB-rich shell. Structural modelling demonstrates that the STXM technique is capable of quantifying morphological features on a sub-10 nm length scale; below the spot size of the incident focused x-ray beam. These results have important implications for the development of water-based 'solar paints' fabricated from microemulsions of semiconducting polymers.

  3. Direct visualization of fluid dynamics in sub-10 nm nanochannels.

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    Li, Huawei; Zhong, Junjie; Pang, Yuanjie; Zandavi, Seyed Hadi; Persad, Aaron Harrinarine; Xu, Yi; Mostowfi, Farshid; Sinton, David

    2017-07-13

    Optical microscopy is the most direct method to probe fluid dynamics at small scales. However, contrast between fluid phases vanishes at ∼10 nm lengthscales, limiting direct optical interrogation to larger systems. Here, we present a method for direct, high-contrast and label-free visualization of fluid dynamics in sub-10 nm channels, and apply this method to study capillary filling dynamics at this scale. The direct visualization of confined fluid dynamics in 8-nm high channels is achieved with a conventional bright-field optical microscope by inserting a layer of a high-refractive-index material, silicon nitride (Si 3 N 4 ), between the substrate and the nanochannel, and the height of which is accurately controlled down to a few nanometers by a SiO 2 spacer layer. The Si 3 N 4 layer exhibits a strong Fabry-Perot resonance in reflection, providing a sharp contrast between ultrathin liquid and gas phases. In addition, the Si 3 N 4 layer enables robust anodic bonding without nanochannel collapse. With this method, we demonstrate the validity of the classical Lucas-Washburn equation for capillary filling in the sub-10 nm regime, in contrast to the previous studies, for both polar and nonpolar liquids, and for aqueous salt solutions.

  4. Sub-10 nm Nanopattern Architecture for 2D Material Field-Effect Transistors.

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    Xu, Kai; Chen, Dongxue; Yang, Fengyou; Wang, Zhenxing; Yin, Lei; Wang, Feng; Cheng, Ruiqing; Liu, Kaihui; Xiong, Jie; Liu, Qian; He, Jun

    2017-02-08

    Two-dimensional materials (2DMs) are competitive candidates in replacing or supplementing conventional semiconductors owing to their atomically uniform thickness. However, current conventional micro/nanofabrication technologies realize hardly ultrashort channel and integration, especially for sub-10 nm. Meanwhile, experimental device performance associated with the scaling of dimension needs to be investigated, due to the short channel effects. Here, we show a novel and universal technological method to fabricate sub-10 nm gaps with sharp edges and steep sidewalls. The realization of sub-10 nm gaps derives from a corrosion crack along the cleavage plane of Bi 2 O 3 . By this method, ultrathin body field-effect transistors (FETs), consisting of 8.2 nm channel length, 6 nm high-k dielectric, and 0.7 nm monolayer MoS 2 , exhibit no obvious short channel effects. The corresponding current on/off ratio and subthreshold swing reaches to 10 6 and 140 mV/dec, respectively. Moreover, integrated circuits with sub-10 nm channel are capable of operating as digital inverters with high voltage gain. The results suggest our technological method can be used to fabricate the ultrashort channel nanopatterns, build the experimental groundwork for 2DMs FETs with sub-10 nm channel length and 2DMs integrated circuits, and offer new potential opportunities for large-scale device constructions and applications.

  5. Sub-10 nm patterning with DNA nanostructures: a short perspective

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    Du, Ke; Park, Myeongkee; Ding, Junjun; Hu, Huan; Zhang, Zheng

    2017-11-01

    DNA is the hereditary material that contains our unique genetic code. Since the first demonstration of two-dimensional (2D) nanopatterns by using designed DNA origami ˜10 years ago, DNA has evolved into a novel technique for 2D and 3D nanopatterning. It is now being used as a template for the creation of sub-10 nm structures via either ‘top-down’ or ‘bottom-up’ approaches for various applications spanning from nanoelectronics, plasmonic sensing, and nanophotonics. This perspective starts with an histroric overview and discusses the current state-of-the-art in DNA nanolithography. Emphasis is put on the challenges and prospects of DNA nanolithography as the next generation nanomanufacturing technique.

  6. MoS2 Field-Effect Transistor with Sub-10 nm Channel Length.

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    Nourbakhsh, Amirhasan; Zubair, Ahmad; Sajjad, Redwan N; Tavakkoli K G, Amir; Chen, Wei; Fang, Shiang; Ling, Xi; Kong, Jing; Dresselhaus, Mildred S; Kaxiras, Efthimios; Berggren, Karl K; Antoniadis, Dimitri; Palacios, Tomás

    2016-12-14

    Atomically thin molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is an ideal semiconductor material for field-effect transistors (FETs) with sub-10 nm channel lengths. The high effective mass and large bandgap of MoS2 minimize direct source-drain tunneling, while its atomically thin body maximizes the gate modulation efficiency in ultrashort-channel transistors. However, no experimental study to date has approached the sub-10 nm scale due to the multiple challenges related to nanofabrication at this length scale and the high contact resistance traditionally observed in MoS2 transistors. Here, using the semiconducting-to-metallic phase transition of MoS2, we demonstrate sub-10 nm channel-length transistor fabrication by directed self-assembly patterning of mono- and trilayer MoS2. This is done in a 7.5 nm half-pitch periodic chain of transistors where semiconducting (2H) MoS2 channel regions are seamlessly connected to metallic-phase (1T') MoS2 access and contact regions. The resulting 7.5 nm channel-length MoS2 FET has a low off-current of 10 pA/μm, an on/off current ratio of >10(7), and a subthreshold swing of 120 mV/dec. The experimental results presented in this work, combined with device transport modeling, reveal the remarkable potential of 2D MoS2 for future sub-10 nm technology nodes.

  7. Atomic Layer Deposition of Ruthenium with TiN Interface for Sub-10 nm Advanced Interconnects beyond Copper

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    Wen, Liang Gong; Roussel, Philippe; Pedreira, Olalla Varela

    2016-01-01

    Atomic layer deposition of ruthenium is studied as a barrierless metallization solution for future sub-10 nm interconnect technology nodes. We demonstrate the void-free filling in sub-10 nm wide single damascene lines using an ALD process in combination with 2.5 angstrom of ALD TiN interface and po......'stdeposition annealing. At such small dimensions, the ruthenium effective resistance depends less on the scaling than that of Cu/barrier systems. Ruthenium effective resistance potentially crosses the Cu curve at 14 and 10 nm according to the semiempirical interconnect resitance model for advanced technology nodes...

  8. Sub-10-nm intracellular bioelectronic probes from nanowire-nanotube heterostructures.

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    Fu, Tian-Ming; Duan, Xiaojie; Jiang, Zhe; Dai, Xiaochuan; Xie, Ping; Cheng, Zengguang; Lieber, Charles M

    2014-01-28

    The miniaturization of bioelectronic intracellular probes with a wide dynamic frequency range can open up opportunities to study biological structures inaccessible by existing methods in a minimally invasive manner. Here, we report the design, fabrication, and demonstration of intracellular bioelectronic devices with probe sizes less than 10 nm. The devices are based on a nanowire-nanotube heterostructure in which a nanowire field-effect transistor detector is synthetically integrated with a nanotube cellular probe. Sub-10-nm nanotube probes were realized by a two-step selective etching approach that reduces the diameter of the nanotube free-end while maintaining a larger diameter at the nanowire detector necessary for mechanical strength and electrical sensitivity. Quasi-static water-gate measurements demonstrated selective device response to solution inside the nanotube, and pulsed measurements together with numerical simulations confirmed the capability to record fast electrophysiological signals. Systematic studies of the probe bandwidth in different ionic concentration solutions revealed the underlying mechanism governing the time response. In addition, the bandwidth effect of phospholipid coatings, which are important for intracellular recording, was investigated and modeled. The robustness of these sub-10-nm bioelectronics probes for intracellular interrogation was verified by optical imaging and recording the transmembrane resting potential of HL-1 cells. These ultrasmall bioelectronic probes enable direct detection of cellular electrical activity with highest spatial resolution achieved to date, and with further integration into larger chip arrays could provide a unique platform for ultra-high-resolution mapping of activity in neural networks and other systems.

  9. Sub-10-nm patterning process using directed self-assembly with high χ block copolymers

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    Kihara, Naoko; Seino, Yuriko; Sato, Hironobu; Kasahara, Yusuke; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Miyagi, Ken; Minegishi, Shinya; Yatsuda, Koichi; Fujiwara, Tomoharu; Hirayanagi, Noriyuki; Kanai, Hideki; Kawamonzen, Yoshiaki; Kodera, Katsuyoshi; Azuma, Tsukasa; Hayakawa, Teruaki

    2015-04-01

    The perpendicularly orientated lamellar structure of the self-organized diblock copolymer is an attractive template for sub-10-nm line-and-space pattern formation. We propose a method of evaluating the neutral layer (NL) whose performance has an important bearing on the perpendicular orientation of the lamellar structure. The random copolymer of methyl methacrylate and i-butyl POSS methacrylate (MAIBPOSS) has been investigated as an NL for a polymethylmethacrylate-b-polymethacrylethylPOSS (PMMA-b-PMAIBPOSS) lamellar structure. PMMA-b-PMAIBPOSS material has the potential to form sub-10 nm line-and-space pattern, in addition to high etch selectivity due to its POSS structure. Under the free surface, PMMA-b-PMAIBPOSS film on the random copolymer layer showed horizontal orientation. However, a half-pitch of a 7-nm finger pattern structure was observed by peeling off the horizontally oriented layer. The upper portion of the PMMA-b-PMAIBPOSS film was eliminated till proximity of the random copolymer layer by CF4 gas etching. From the result, it was revealed that the PMMA-r-PMAIBPOSS works as an NL. It was confirmed that the contact angle analysis using an appropriate polymer is a suitable method for evaluation of the surface energy performance of the copolymer with the attribute of high segregation energy.

  10. Biodistribution of sub-10 nm PEG-modified radioactive/upconversion nanoparticles.

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    Cao, Tianye; Yang, Yang; Sun, Yun; Wu, Yongquan; Gao, Yuan; Feng, Wei; Li, Fuyou

    2013-09-01

    The biodistribution of lanthanide-based upconversion nanophosphors (UCNPs) has attracted increasing attention, and all of the reported UCNPs display metabolism in the liver and spleen mainly. Herein, ∼8 nm poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-coated NaYF4 nanoparticles codoped with Yb(3+), Er(3+), and (or) radioactive (153)Sm(3+) ions were synthesized, through a hydrothermal synthetic system assisted by binary cooperative ligands with oleic acid and PEG dicarboxylic acids. The as-prepared PEG-coating NaYF4:Yb,Er and NaYF4:Yb,Er,(153)Sm are denoted as PEG-UCNPs and PEG-UCNPs((153)Sm), respectively. PEG-UCNPs were characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The PEG-UCNPs showed excellent water solubility with a hydrodynamic diameter of ∼10 nm and displayed upconversion luminescence (UCL) under continuous-wave excitation at 980 nm. At the same time, the (153)Sm-doped nanoparticles PEG-UCNPs((153)Sm) displayed radioactivity, and time-dependent biodistribution of PEG-UCNPs((153)Sm) was investigated, through single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging and γ-counter analysis. Interestingly, PEG-UCNPs((153)Sm) had a long blood retention time and were partly eliminated through urinary pathways in vivo. Therefore, the concept of fabricating PEG-coated, small nanosize (sub-10 nm) nanoparticles with radioactive property is a useful strategy for providing a potential method to monitor lanthanide nanoparticles renal clearable. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Nanoporous Films with Sub-10 nm in Pore Size from Acid-Cleavable Block Copolymers.

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    Li, Yayuan; Xu, Yawei; Cao, Shubo; Zhao, Yongbin; Qu, Ting; Iyoda, Tomokazu; Chen, Aihua

    2017-03-01

    Nanoporous thin films with pore size of sub-10 nm are fabricated using an acid-cleavable block copolymer (BCP), a benzoic imine junction between poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly(methacrylate) (PMAAz) bearing an azobenzene side chain (denoted as PEO-bei-PMAAz) as the precursor. After a thermal annealing, the block copolymers are self-assembled to form highly ordered PEO cylinders within a PMAAz matrix normal to the film, even in the case of low BCP molecular weight due to the existing of the liquid crystalline (LC) azobenzene rigid segment. Thus, PMAAz thin films with pore size of ≈7 nm and density of ≈10(12) cm(-2) are obtained after removal of the PEO minor phase by breaking the benzoic imine junction under mild acidic conditions. This work enriches the nanoporous polymer films from BCP precursors and introduces the LC property as a functionality which can further enhance the mechanical properties of the films and broaden their applications. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Synthesis of sub-10 nm solid lipid nanoparticles for topical and biomarker detection applications

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    Calderón-Colón, Xiomara; Patchan, Marcia W.; Theodore, Mellisa L.; Le, Huong T.; Sample, Jennifer L.; Benkoski, Jason J.; Patrone, Julia B.

    2014-02-01

    Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are a promising platform for sensing in vivo biomarkers due to their biocompatibility, stability, and their ability to carry a wide range of active ingredients. The skin is a prominent target organ for numerous inflammatory and stress-related biomarkers, making it an excellent site for early detection of physiological imbalance and application of sensory nanoparticles. Though smaller particle size has generally been correlated with increased penetration of skin models, there has been little attention paid to the significance of other nanoparticle synthesis parameters with respect to their physical properties. In this study, we demonstrate the synthesis of sub-10 nm SLNs by the phase inversion temperature (PIT) method. These particles were specifically designed for topical delivery of hydrogen peroxide-detecting chemiluminescent dyes. A systematic design of experiments approach was used to investigate the role of the processing variables on SLN form and properties. The processing variables were correlated with the SLN properties (e.g., dye solubility, phase inversion temperature, particle size, polydispersity, melting point, and latent heat of melting). Statistical analysis revealed that the PIT method, while allowing total control over the thermal properties, resulted in well-controlled synthesis of ultra-small particles, while allowing great flexibility in the processing conditions and incorporated compounds.

  13. Sub-10nm lines and spaces patterning using grapho-epitaxial directed self-assembly of lamellar block copolymers

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    Seino, Yuriko; Sato, Hironobu; Kasahara, Yusuke; Minegishi, Shinya; Miyagi, Ken; Kubota, Hitoshi; Kanai, Hideki; Kodera, Katsuyoshi; Shiraishi, Masayuki; Kihara, Naoko; Kawamonzen, Yoshiaki; Tobana, Toshikatsu; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Yamano, Hitoshi; Azuma, Tsukasa; Nomura, Satoshi

    2016-04-01

    Our target at EIDEC is to study the feasibility of directed self-assembly (DSA) technology for semiconductor device manufacturing through electrical yield verification by development of such as process, material, metrology, simulation and design for DSA. We previously developed a grapho/chemo-hybrid coordinated line epitaxial process for sub-15-nm line-and-space (L/S) patterning using polystyrene-block-poly(methyl methacrylate) lamellar block copolymers (BCPs)1- 3. Electrical yield verification results showed that a 30% open yield was successfully achieved with a metal wire line length of 700 μm 4. In the next stage of the evaluation, a sub-10-nm L/S DSA patterning process based on graphoepitaxial DSA of 20-nm lamellar period organic BCPs was developed based on neutral layer and guide space width optimization. At a 30-nm guide height, problems such as BCP overflow and DSA line shorts were observed after the dry development. At a 60-nm guide height, grid-like short defects were observed under dry development shallow etch conditions and sub-10-nm L/S patterns were formed under optimized etch conditions with a suitable BCP film thickness margin. The process performance was evaluated in terms of defects and critical dimension measurements using an electron beam inspection system and critical dimension-scanning electron microscope metrology. The main DSA defects were short defects, and the spatial roughness appeared to be caused by the periodic pitches of these short defects and the guide roughness. We successfully demonstrated the fabrication of sub-10-nm metal wires consists of L/S, pad, connect and cut patterns with controlled alignment and stack structure through lithography, etching and CMP process on a 300- mm wafer using the fully integrated DSA process and damascene processing.

  14. Particle control challenges in process chemicals and ultra-pure water for sub-10nm technology nodes

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    Rastegar, Abbas; Samayoa, Martin; House, Matthew; Kurtuldu, Hüseyin; Eah, Sang-Kee; Morse, Lauren; Harris-Jones, Jenah

    2014-04-01

    Particle contamination in ultra-pure water (UPW) and chemicals will eventually end up on the surface of a wafer and may result in killer defects. To improve the semiconductor processing yield in sub-10 nm half pitch nodes, it is necessary to control particle defectivity. In a systematic study of all major techniques for particle detection, counting, and sizing in solutions, we have shown that there is a gap in the required particle metrology which needs to be addressed by the industry. To reduce particles in solutions and improve filter retention for sub-10 nm particles with very low densities (<10 particles/mL), liquid particle counters that are able to detect small particles at low densities are required. Non-volatile residues in chemicals and UPW can result in nanoparticles. Measuring absolute non-volatile residues in UPW with concentrations in the ppb range is a challenge. However, by using energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis through transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of non-volatile residues we found silica both in dissolved and colloidal particle form which is present in one of the cleanest UPW that we tested. A particle capture/release technique was developed at SEMATECH which is able to collect particles from UPW and release them in a controlled manner. Using this system we showed sub-10 nm particles are present in UPW. In addition to colloidal silica, agglomerated carbon containing particles were also found in UPW.

  15. In situ synthesis of large-area single sub-10 nm nanoparticle arrays by polymer pen lithography

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    Wu, Jin; Zan, Xiaoli; Li, Shaozhou; Liu, Yayuan; Cui, Chenlong; Zou, Binghua; Zhang, Weina; Xu, Hongbo; Duan, Hongwei; Tian, Danbi; Huang, Wei; Huo, Fengwei

    2013-12-01

    In order to take advantage of the unique properties of nanoparticles in integrated devices, it is desirable to position monodispersed nanoparticles on substrates with controlled placement. Herein, we utilize small molecules such as ethylene glycol (EG) or glycerol to facilitate the delivery of nanoparticle precursors to the substrates in the polymer pen lithography (PPL) process. Subsequently, large-area ordered single nanoparticle arrays, including sub-10 nm Ag nanoparticle, 30 nm Au nanoparticle and 80 nm Fe2O3 nanoparticle arrays have been synthesized in situ with controllable sizes and pitches.In order to take advantage of the unique properties of nanoparticles in integrated devices, it is desirable to position monodispersed nanoparticles on substrates with controlled placement. Herein, we utilize small molecules such as ethylene glycol (EG) or glycerol to facilitate the delivery of nanoparticle precursors to the substrates in the polymer pen lithography (PPL) process. Subsequently, large-area ordered single nanoparticle arrays, including sub-10 nm Ag nanoparticle, 30 nm Au nanoparticle and 80 nm Fe2O3 nanoparticle arrays have been synthesized in situ with controllable sizes and pitches. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: The experiment details, XPS and EDX results of the synthesized nanoparticles. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr05033e

  16. Sub-10 nm structures written in ultra-thin HSQ resist layers, using Electron Beam Lithography

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    Grigorescu, A.E.; Van der Krogt, M.; Hagen, C.W.

    2007-01-01

    Isolated dots and lines with 6 nm width were written in 20 nm thick Hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) layers on silicon substrates, using 100 keV electron beam lithography. The main factors that might limit the resolution, i.e. beam size, writing strategy, resist material, electron dose, development

  17. Persistent luminescent sub-10 nm Cr doped ZnGa2O4 nanoparticles by a biphasic synthesis route.

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    Srivastava, Bhupendra B; Kuang, Anxiu; Mao, Yuanbing

    2015-04-30

    This communication highlights a simple and facile biphasic synthesis of sub-10 nm Cr doped ZnGa2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) for the first time. These smallest Cr:ZnGa2O4 NPs demonstrate stable persistent luminescence emission more than 40 min after excitation. This synthesis strategy not only enables the controlled synthesis of these mixed metal oxide NPs unprecedentedly with smallest size to date but also allows them to be solution processable, which is advantageous for relevant applications with feasible and economic device fabrication.

  18. 3D nanostar dimers with a sub-10-nm gap for single-/few-molecule surface-enhanced raman scattering

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    Chirumamilla, Manohar

    2014-01-22

    Plasmonic nanostar-dimers, decoupled from the substrate, have been fabricated by combining electron-beam lithography and reactive-ion etching techniques. The 3D architecture, the sharp tips of the nanostars and the sub-10 nm gap size promote the formation of giant electric-field in highly localized hot-spots. The single/few molecule detection capability of the 3D nanostar-dimers has been demonstrated by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. High quality sub-10 nm graphene nanoribbons by on-chip PS-b-PDMS block copolymer lithography

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    Rasappa, Sozaraj; Caridad, Jose; Schulte, Lars

    2015-01-01

    of 10.5 kg/mol. Thin SD films directly spin cast onto silicon substrates and on graphene, form regular line patterns of sub-10 nm pitch on the substrates after few minutes of annealing at 45 ºC in the presence of toluene vapour. Perfect pattern alignment was achieved by confining the films inside...... block and the graphene under PS. Raman analysis supports the formation of graphene nanoribbons with an average distance between defects corresponding to the oxidized PDMS pitch, with no sign of defects generated in the ribbon channel. This suggests a high degree of protection of the nanoribbons...

  20. Sub-10 nm, high density titania nanoforests-gold nanoparticles composite for efficient sunlight-driven photocatalysis

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    Tran, Viet V.; Nguyen, Oanh T. T.; Le, Chi H.; Phan, Tuan A.; Hoang, Ban V.; Dao, Thang D.; Nagao, Tadaaki; Hoang, Chung V.

    2017-09-01

    We present the photocatalytic activity in the visible frequencies of the forest-like composite materials composed of sub-10 nm, free-standing TiO2 nanowires (NWs) and the plasmonic gold nanoparticles (AuNPs@TiO2). We use the methylene blue (MB) as a probe to examine the photocatalytic activity of the AuNPs@TiO2 in the visible frequencies under various excitation conditions. The AuNPs@TiO2 composite exhibits a rate constant of photodegradation of MB molecules about two folds larger than that of the reported composite materials. The numerical calculation suggests that the hot-electron generation via the non-radiative plasmon damping is more impactful than the plasmon-induced near-field enhancement in the photodegradation process.

  1. Nanosecond pulsed laser ablated sub-10 nm silicon nanoparticles for improving photovoltaic conversion efficiency of commercial solar cells

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    Rasouli, H. R.; Ghobadi, A.; Ulusoy Ghobadi, T. G.; Ates, H.; Topalli, K.; Okyay, A. K.

    2017-10-01

    In this paper, we demonstrate the enhancement of photovoltaic (PV) solar cell efficiency using luminescent silicon nanoparticles (Si-NPs). Sub-10 nm Si-NPs are synthesized via pulsed laser ablation technique. These ultra-small Si nanoparticles exhibit photoluminescence (PL) character tics at 425 and 517 nm upon excitation by ultra-violet (UV) light. Therefore, they can act as secondary light sources that convert high energetic photons to ones at visible range. This down-shifting property can be a promising approach to enhance PV performance of the solar cell, regardless of its type. As proof-of-concept, polycrystalline commercial solar cells with an efficiency of ca 10% are coated with these luminescent Si-NPs. The nanoparticle-decorated solar cells exhibit up to 1.64% increase in the external quantum efficiency with respect to the uncoated reference cells. According to spectral photo-responsivity characterizations, the efficiency enhancement is stronger in wavelengths below 550 nm. As expected, this is attributed to down-shifting via Si-NPs, which is verified by their PL characteristics. The results presented here can serve as a beacon for future performance enhanced devices in a wide range of applications based on Si-NPs including PVs and LED applications.

  2. Sub-10-nm patterning via directed self-assembly of block copolymer films with a vapour-phase deposited topcoat.

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    Suh, Hyo Seon; Kim, Do Han; Moni, Priya; Xiong, Shisheng; Ocola, Leonidas E; Zaluzec, Nestor J; Gleason, Karen K; Nealey, Paul F

    2017-07-01

    Directed self-assembly (DSA) of the domain structure in block copolymer (BCP) thin films is a promising approach for sub-10-nm surface patterning. DSA requires the control of interfacial properties on both interfaces of a BCP film to induce the formation of domains that traverse the entire film with a perpendicular orientation. Here we show a methodology to control the interfacial properties of BCP films that uses a polymer topcoat deposited by initiated chemical vapour deposition (iCVD). The iCVD topcoat forms a crosslinked network that grafts to and immobilizes BCP chains to create an interface that is equally attractive to both blocks of the underlying copolymer. The topcoat, in conjunction with a chemically patterned substrate, directs the assembly of the grating structures in BCP films with a half-pitch dimension of 9.3 nm. As the iCVD topcoat can be as thin as 7 nm, it is amenable to pattern transfer without removal. The ease of vapour-phase deposition, applicability to high-resolution BCP systems and integration with pattern-transfer schemes are attractive properties of iCVD topcoats for industrial applications.

  3. Sub-10-nm patterning via directed self-assembly of block copolymer films with a vapour-phase deposited topcoat

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    Suh, Hyo Seon; Kim, Do Han; Moni, Priya; Xiong, Shisheng; Ocola, Leonidas E.; Zaluzec, Nestor J.; Gleason, Karen K.; Nealey, Paul F.

    2017-07-01

    Directed self-assembly (DSA) of the domain structure in block copolymer (BCP) thin films is a promising approach for sub-10-nm surface patterning. DSA requires the control of interfacial properties on both interfaces of a BCP film to induce the formation of domains that traverse the entire film with a perpendicular orientation. Here we show a methodology to control the interfacial properties of BCP films that uses a polymer topcoat deposited by initiated chemical vapour deposition (iCVD). The iCVD topcoat forms a crosslinked network that grafts to and immobilizes BCP chains to create an interface that is equally attractive to both blocks of the underlying copolymer. The topcoat, in conjunction with a chemically patterned substrate, directs the assembly of the grating structures in BCP films with a half-pitch dimension of 9.3 nm. As the iCVD topcoat can be as thin as 7 nm, it is amenable to pattern transfer without removal. The ease of vapour-phase deposition, applicability to high-resolution BCP systems and integration with pattern-transfer schemes are attractive properties of iCVD topcoats for industrial applications.

  4. A combined Kirkpatrick-Baez mirror and multilayer lens for sub-10 nm x-ray focusing

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    A. Ruhlandt

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available We have used a combined optical system of a high gain elliptic Kirkpatrick-Baez mirror system (KB and a multilayer Laue lens (MLL positioned in the focal plane of the KB for hard x-rays nano-focusing. The two-step focusing scheme is based on a high acceptance and high gain elliptical mirror with moderate focal length and a MLL with ultra-short focal length. Importantly, fabrication constraints, i.e. in mirror polishing and bending, as well as MLL deposition can be significantly relaxed, since (a the mirror focus in the range of 200-500 nm is sufficient, and (b the number of layers of the MLL can be correspondingly small. First demonstrations of this setup at the coherence beamline of the PETRA III storage ring yield a highly divergent far-field diffraction pattern, from which the autocorrelation function of the near-field intensity distribution was obtained. The results show that the approach is well suited to reach smallest spot sizes in the sub-10nm range at high flux.

  5. A tunable high-pass filter for simple and inexpensive size-segregation of sub-10-nm nanoparticles

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    Surawski, N. C.; Bezantakos, S.; Barmpounis, K.; Dallaston, M. C.; Schmidt-Ott, A.; Biskos, G.

    2017-04-01

    Recent advanced in the fields of nanotechnology and atmospheric sciences underline the increasing need for sizing sub-10-nm aerosol particles in a simple yet efficient way. In this article, we develop, experimentally test and model the performance of a High-Pass Electrical Mobility Filter (HP-EMF) that can be used for sizing nanoparticles suspended in gaseous media. Experimental measurements of the penetration of nanoparticles having diameters down to ca 1nm through the HP-EMF are compared with predictions by an analytic, a semi-empirical and a numerical model. The results show that the HP-EMF effectively filters nanoparticles below a threshold diameter with an extremely high level of sizing performance, while it is easier to use compared to existing nanoparticle sizing techniques through design simplifications. What is more, the HP-EMF is an inexpensive and compact tool, making it an enabling technology for a variety of applications ranging from nanomaterial synthesis to distributed monitoring of atmospheric nanoparticles.

  6. Seedless Polyol Synthesis and CO Oxidation Activity of Monodisperse (111) and (100)-Oriented Rhodium Nanocrystals in Sub-10 nm Sizes

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    Zhang, Yawen; Grass, Michael E.; Huang, Wenyu; Somorjai, Gabor A.

    2010-03-15

    Monodisperse sub-10 nm (6.5 nm) sized Rh nanocrystals with (111) and (100) surface structures were synthesized by a seedless polyol reduction in ethylene glycol, with poly(vinylpyrrolidone) as a capping ligand. When using [Rh(Ac){sub 2}]{sub 2} as the metal precursor, (111)-oriented Rh nanopolyhedra containing 76% (111)-twined hexagons (in 2D projection) were obtained; whereas, when employing RhCl{sub 3} as the metal precursor in the presence of alkylammonium bromide, such as tetramethylammonium bromide and trimethyl(tetradecyl)ammonium bromide, (100)-oriented Rh nanocubes were obtained with 85% selectivity. The {l_brace}100{r_brace} faces of the Rh nanocrystals are stabilized by chemically adsorbed Br{sup -} ions from alkylammonium bromides, which led to (100)-oriented nanocubes. Monolayer films of the (111)-oriented Rh nanopolyhedra and (100)-oriented Rh nanocubes were deposited on silicon wafers in a Langmuir-Blodgett trough to make model 2D nanoarray catalysts. These nanocatalysts were active for CO oxidation by O{sub 2}, and the turnover frequency was independent of nanoparticle shape, consistent with that previously observed for Rh(111) and Rh(100) single crystals.

  7. Silk protein as a new optically transparent adhesion layer for an ultra-smooth sub-10 nm gold layer

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    Min, Kyungtaek; Umar, Muhammad; Ryu, Shinyoung; Lee, Soonil; Kim, Sunghwan

    2017-03-01

    Ultra-thin and ultra-smooth gold (Au) films are appealing for photonic applications including surface plasmon resonances and transparent contacts. However, poor adhesion at the Au-dielectric interface prohibits the formation of a mechanically stable, ultra-thin, and ultra-smooth Au film. A conventional solution is to use a metallic adhesion layer, such as titanium and chromium, however such layers cause the optical properties of pure Au to deteriorate. Here we report the use of silk protein to enhance the adhesion at the Au-dielectric interface, thus obtaining ultra-smooth sub-10 nm Au films. The Au films that were deposited onto the silk layer exhibited superior surface roughness to those deposited on SiO2, Si, and poly(methyl methacrylate), along with improved adhesion, electrical conductivity, and optical transparency. Additionally, we confirm that a metal-insulator-metal optical resonator can be successfully generated using a silk insulating layer without the use of a metallic adhesion layer.

  8. Plasmon-Driven Dynamic Response of a Hierarchically Structural Silver-Decorated Nanorod Array for Sub-10 nm Nanogaps.

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    Wang, Yi; Wang, Hailong; Wang, Yuyang; Shen, Yanting; Xu, Shuping; Xu, Weiqing

    2016-06-22

    Plasmonic nanogaps serve as a useful configuration for light concentration and local field amplification owing to the extreme localization of surface plasmons. Here, a smart plasmonic nanogap device is fabricated by the dynamic response of an Ag decorated hierarchically structural vertical polymer nanorod array under the light irradiation. Seven nanorods in one unit bend because of plasmonic heating effect and they are centrally collected due to the attraction of the plasmon-induced polaritons, leading to the significantly enhanced local electromagnetic field at the sub-10 nm gaps among the constricted nanorod tops. Compared with tuning capillarity in microscale by wetting and drying, using light as external stimuli is much easier and more tunable in nanoscale. This plasmonic nanogap device is used for a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. Its hydrophobic surface with a contact angle of 142 degree can make the probed aqueous solution only access to the Ag tips of nanorods. Thus, the analytes can be driven to the "hot spot" regions where located at the tops of nanorods during the solvent evaporation process, which is beneficial to SERS detection. Discovery of this smart plasmon-driven process broadens the scope for further functionality of both the dynamic nanostructure design and the smart plasmonic devices in the communities of chemistry, biomedicine, and microfluidic engineering.

  9. Ostwald-ripening and particle size focussing of sub-10 nm NaYF4 upconversion nanocrystals

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    Rinkel, Thorben; Nordmann, Jörg; Raj, Athira Naduviledathu; Haase, Markus

    2014-11-01

    We have studied the growth behaviour of sub-10 nm NaYF4 upconversion nanocrystals of the hexagonal β-phase and the cubic α-phase. Ostwald-ripening of such particles in oleic acid/octadecene solvent results in broadening of the particle size distribution if the colloid contains particles of one crystal phase only. Narrow size distributions are formed only if β-phase particles grow in the presence of an excess of α-phase particles. Such binary mixtures of α-phase and β-phase particles form intrinsically when colloids of α-phase particles are heated for a sufficiently long time, because seeds of the β-phase nucleate in the solution after some time at high temperatures. Since the number of seeds determines the final size of the β-phase product, control of the nucleation is crucial for controlling the final particle size. We show that the number of β-phase seeds strongly depends on the composition of the α-phase known to form solid solutions Na1-xYF4-x in the range from x = 0 to x = 4/9. Sodium-deficient α-phase particles form a negligible number of β-phase seeds whereas α-phase particles with high sodium content yield a very large number of seeds. By taking advantage of this dependence and modifying the synthesis of the α-phase particles accordingly, small phase-pure β-NaYF4:Yb,Er particles with a size smaller than 6 nm can be prepared in oleic acid/octadecene just as well as much larger particles.We have studied the growth behaviour of sub-10 nm NaYF4 upconversion nanocrystals of the hexagonal β-phase and the cubic α-phase. Ostwald-ripening of such particles in oleic acid/octadecene solvent results in broadening of the particle size distribution if the colloid contains particles of one crystal phase only. Narrow size distributions are formed only if β-phase particles grow in the presence of an excess of α-phase particles. Such binary mixtures of α-phase and β-phase particles form intrinsically when colloids of α-phase particles are heated for a

  10. Controllable Shrinking of Glass Capillary Nanopores Down to sub-10 nm by Wet-Chemical Silanization for Signal-Enhanced DNA Translocation.

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    Xu, Xiaolong; Li, Chuanping; Zhou, Ya; Jin, Yongdong

    2017-10-27

    Diameter is a major concern for nanopore based sensing. However, directly pulling glass capillary nanopore with diameter down to sub-10 nm is very difficult. So, post treatment is sometimes necessary. Herein, we demonstrate a facile and effective wet-chemical method to shrink the diameter of glass capillary nanopore from several tens of nanometers to sub-10 nm by disodium silicate hydrolysis. Its benefits for DNA translocation are investigated. The shrinking of glass capillary nanopore not only slows down DNA translocation, but also enhances DNA translocation signal and signal-to-noise ratio significantly (102.9 for 6.4 nm glass nanopore, superior than 15 for a 3 nm silicon nitride nanopore). It also affects DNA translocation behaviors, making the approach and glass capillary nanopore platform promising for DNA translocation studies.

  11. A comprehensive model for sub-10 nm electron-beam patterning through the short-time and cold development

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    Chang, Li-Cheng; Nien, Chun; Ye, Jia-Hao; Chung, Cheng-Huan; Su, Vin-Cent; Wu, Chao-Hsin; Kuan, Chieh-Hsiung

    2017-10-01

    In this study, we propose a set of single-spot experiment to construct a comprehensive model of electron-beam lithography to describe the relation among the incident electrons, resist, and the development conditions such as durations and temperatures. Through the experiments, small feature can be achieved by performing a short-time development due to the high acceleration voltage and large depth of focus of electron-beam system. The singular point in the beginning of the development is also observed in our model and supported by the experimental data. In addition, we verify the characteristic region of each incident spot induced by the point spread function of the electron-beam system. We further fabricate the single line with narrow groove width by utilizing the results from single-spot experiment at low developing temperatures. The line is formed by arranging a series of incident points with a distance close to the characteristic radius. This method can eliminate the proximity effect effectively and thus the groove width is scaled down to 8 nm. By adopting the successful experience in the single line formation, dense array with narrow linewidth is also demonstrated under well suppression of the proximity effect. The minimum groove width of 9 nm with 30 nm pitch is achieved with 5 s development time at -10 °C. Finally, the exceptional capability of pattern transfer is presented due to the high aspect ratio of the resist.

  12. Reactive ion etching challenges for half-pitch sub-10-nm line-and-space pattern fabrication using directed self-assembly lithography

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    Kasahara, Yusuke; Seino, Yuriko; Sato, Hironobu; Kubota, Hitoshi; Kanai, Hideki; Kihara, Naoko; Minegishi, Shinya; Miyagi, Ken; Tobana, Toshikatsu; Shiraishi, Masayuki; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Kodera, Katsuyoshi; Yamano, Hitoshi; Kawamonzen, Yoshiaki; Azuma, Tsukasa

    2016-03-01

    Directed self-assembly is a candidate process for sub-15-nm patterning applications. It will be necessary to develop the DSA process fully and consider process integration to adapt the DSA process for use in semiconductor manufacturing. We investigated the reactive ion etching (RIE) process for the fabrication of sub-10-nm metal wires using the DSA process and the process integration requirements for electrical yield verification. We evaluated the process using an organic high-chi block copolymer (BCP) with a lamellar structure. One critical issue during DSA pattern transfer involves the BCP bottom connection. The BCP bottom connections could be removed without BCP mask loss by using the optimum bias power and the optimum BCP film thickness. The sub-10-nm DSA line-and-space (L/S) patterns were successfully transferred to a SiO2 layer with sufficient film thickness for the fabrication of the metal wire. We also evaluated the overlay technique used in the process. The connect patterns and cut patterns were overlaid on 10-nm trenches fabricated by the DSA process.

  13. Sub-10 nm Silicon Nanopillar Fabrication Using Fast and Brushless Thermal Assembly of PS-b-PDMS Diblock Copolymer.

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    Garnier, Jérôme; Arias-Zapata, Javier; Marconot, Olivier; Arnaud, Sandrine; Böhme, Sophie; Girardot, Cécile; Buttard, Denis; Zelsmann, Marc

    2016-04-20

    A new approach to obtaining spherical nanodomains using polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane (PS-b-PDMS) is proposed. To reduce drastically the process time, we blended a copolymer with cylindrical morphology with a PS homopolymer. Adding PS homopolymer into a low-molar-mass cylindrical morphology PS-b-PDMS system drives it toward a spherical morphology. Besides, by controlling the as-spun state, spherical PDMS nanodomains could be kept and thermally arranged. This PS-homopolymer addition allows not only an efficient, purely thermal arrangement process of spheres but also the ability to work directly on nontreated silicon substrates. Indeed, as shown by STEM measurements, no PS brush surface treatment was necessary in our study to avoid a PDMS wetting layer at the interface with the Si substrate. Our approach was compared to a sphere-forming diblock copolymer, which needs a longer thermal annealing. Furthermore, GISAXS measurements provided complete information on PDMS sphere features. Excellent long-range order spherical microdomains were therefore produced on flat surfaces and inside graphoepitaxy trenches with a period of 21 nm, as were in-plane spheres with a diameter of 8 nm with a 15 min thermal annealing. Finally, direct plasma-etching transfer into the silicon substrate was demonstrated, and 20 nm high silicon nanopillars were obtained, which are very promising results for various nanopatterning applications.

  14. Control of chemical kinetics for sub-10 nm Cu nanoparticles to fabricate highly conductive ink below 150 °C.

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    Choi, Chung Seok; Jo, Yun Hwan; Kim, Min Gyu; Lee, Hyuck Mo

    2012-02-17

    To steadily apply conductive inks that contain Cu nanoparticles (NPs) to inkjet printing of patterns at temperatures below 150 °C, the size of the Cu NPs must be reduced. Therefore, we obtained Cu NPs in the range of 9-33 nm, and we studied how their size changes. The variation of the chemical reaction rate changed the size of the Cu NPs for two main reasons. First, the fast transition rate of the Cu precursors at high pH values raises the supersaturation level of the Cu precursor above that of a process with a slow transition rate. The high supersaturation level is generally attributed to the small Cu nuclei and the slow growth caused by their density. Second, the high viscosity of the reaction solution, which occurs because polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) causes an increase in the repulsive force, slows the growth of the Cu NPs at high pH values. The recrystallization temperature of the 9 nm Cu NPs was reduced to 108 °C, and a low specific resistivity of 45 μΩ cm was achieved using the conductive ink prepared with 9 nm Cu NPs at 120 °C. This temperature is significantly lower than those reported for other Cu NP inks. Hence, Cu NP conductive ink could considerably reduce costs because of its apparently low temperature, resolving the main bottleneck of inkjet printing on flexible (polymeric) substrates.

  15. Green Synthesis of Sub-10 nm Gadolinium-Based Nanoparticles for Sparkling Kidneys, Tumor, and Angiogenesis of Tumor-Bearing Mice in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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    Zhang, Bingbo; Yang, Weitao; Yu, Jiani; Guo, Weisheng; Wang, Jun; Liu, Shiyuan; Xiao, Yi; Shi, Donglu

    2017-02-01

    Gadolinium (Gd)-based nanoparticles are known for their high potential in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, further MRI applications of these nanoparticles are hampered by their relatively large sizes resulting in poor organ/tumor targeting. In this study, ultrafine sub-10 nm and biocompatible Gd-based nanoparticles are synthesized in a bioinspired, environmentally benign, and straightforward fashion. This novel green synthetic strategy is developed for growing dextran-coated Gd-based nanoparticles (GdNPs@Dex). The as-prepared GdNPs@Dex is not only biocompatible but also stable with a sub-10 nm size. It exhibits higher longitudinal and transverse relaxivities in water (r1 and r2 values of 5.43 and 7.502 s-1 × 10-3 m-1 of Gd3+ , respectively) than those measured for Gd-DTPA solution (r1 and r2 values of 3.42 and 3.86 s-1 × 10-3 m-1 of Gd3+ , respectively). In vivo dynamic T1 -weighted MRI in tumor-bearing mice shows GdNPs@Dex can selectively target kidneys and tumor, in addition to liver and spleen. GdNPs@Dex is found particularly capable for determining the tumor boundary with clearly enhanced tumor angiogenesis. GdNPs@Dex is also found cleared from body gradually mainly via hepatobiliary and renal processing with no obvious systemic toxicity. With this green synthesis strategy, the sub-10 nm GdNPs@Dex presents promising potentials for translational biomedical imaging applications. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Process, design rule, and layout co-optimization for DSA based patterning of sub-10nm Finfet devices

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    Mitra, Joydeep; Torres, Andres; Pan, David Z.

    2017-03-01

    Directed Self Assembly (DSA) has emerged as one of the most compelling next generation patterning techniques for sub-7nm via or contact layers. A key issue in enabling DSA as a mainstream patterning technique is the generation of grapho-epitaxy based guiding pattern (GP) shapes to assemble the contact patterns on target with high fidelity and resolution. Current GP generation is mostly empirical, and limited to a very small number of via configurations. In this paper, we propose the first model-based GP synthesis algorithm and methodology for on-target and robust DSA, on general via pattern configurations. The final post-RET printed GPs derived from our original synthesized GPs are resilient to process variations and continue to maintain the same DSA fidelity in terms of placement error and target shape.

  17. Photocatalytic properties of metal and non-metal doped novel sub 10nm titanium dioxide nanoparticles on methyl orange.

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    McManamon, Colm; Delaney, Paul; Morris, Michael A

    2013-12-01

    This study examines the addition of various dopants to TiO2 nanoparticles for the enhancement of photocatalytic activity. The materials were tested for efficiency on the degradation of methyl orange under UV light. The dopants were added at different molar ratios to find the ideal amount required for optimum results. BET analysis was used to determine surface areas while X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was used to study the effect of the dopant on the transformation of the TiO2 structure. The dopants used were Ag, S and Zr and displayed high levels of activity and show some ability to be reused. Decomposition of methyl orange was carried out using a 40 W UV bulb at 365 nm and results were measured by UV-vis spectrometry. It was determined that, overall, Ag doping displayed the best photocatalytic properties but was poor upon reuse. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Synthesis and characterization of sub-10 nm Platinum Hollow Spheres as electrocatalyst of direct methanol fuel cell.

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    Li, Jun; Liang, Ying; Xu, Qing-Chi; Fu, Xian-Zhu; Xu, Jeff Qiang; Lin, Jing-Dong; Liao, Dai-Wei

    2006-04-01

    Platinum Hollow Spheres (PHSs) with diameters less than 10 nm were successfully synthesized by using Co as a sacrificial template and H2PtCl6 as an oxidizing agent at 95 degrees C. The formation of PHSs at this temperature was not affected by citrate reduction and mainly depended on the pH. The results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis demonstrated that the platinum hollow sphere was mainly constructed by fcc (face cubic center) platinum with tiny crystallites on the shell. The performance of PHSs for methanol electro-oxidation was evaluated and compared with commercial E-TEK platinum black. Electrochemical measurement by cyclic voltammetry (CV) demonstrated that the electrochemical surface area of PHSs was about twice higher than E-TEK platinum black. Therefore, the synthesized PHSs had higher electrocatalytic activity for methanol electro-oxidation.

  19. Phosphorene-directed self-assembly of asymmetric PS-b-PMMA block copolymer for perpendicularly-oriented sub-10 nm PS nanopore arrays

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    Zhang, Ziming; Zheng, Lu; Khurram, Muhammad; Yan, Qingfeng

    2017-10-01

    Few-layer black phosphorus, also known as phosphorene, is a new two-dimensional material which is of enormous interest for applications, mainly in electronics and optoelectronics. Herein, we for the first time employ phosphorene for directing the self-assembly of asymmetric polystyrene-block-polymethylmethacrylate (PS-b-PMMA) block copolymer (BCP) thin film to form the perpendicular orientation of sub-10 nm PS nanopore arrays in a hexagonal fashion normal to the interface. We experimentally demonstrate that none of the PS and PMMA blocks exhibit preferential affinity to the phosphorene-modified surface. Furthermore, the perpendicularly-oriented PS nanostructures almost stay unchanged with the variation of number of layers of few-layer phosphorene nanoflakes between 15-30 layers. Differing from the neutral polymer brushes which are widely used for chemical modification of the silicon substrate, phosphorene provides a novel physical way to control the interfacial interactions between the asymmetric PS-b-PMMA BCP thin film and the silicon substrate. Based on our results, it is possible to build a new scheme for producing sub-10 nm PS nanopore arrays oriented perpendicularly to the few-layer phosphorene nanoflakes. Furthermore, the nanostructural microdomains could serve as a promising nanolithography template for surface patterning of phosphorene nanoflakes.

  20. Sub-10 nm Tunable Hybrid Dielectric Engineering on MoS2 for Two-Dimensional Material-Based Devices.

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    Cheng, Lanxia; Lee, Jaebeom; Zhu, Hui; Ravichandran, Arul Vigneswar; Wang, Qingxiao; Lucero, Antonio T; Kim, Moon J; Wallace, Robert M; Colombo, Luigi; Kim, Jiyoung

    2017-10-24

    The successful realization of high-performance 2D-materials-based nanoelectronics requires integration of high-quality dielectric films as a gate insulator. In this work, we explore the integration of organic and inorganic hybrid dielectrics on MoS2 and study the chemical and electrical properties of these hybrid films. Our atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman, and photoluminescence results show that, aside from the excellent film uniformity and thickness scalability down to 2.5 nm, the molecular layer deposition of octenyltrichlorosilane (OTS) and Al2O3 hybrid films preserves the chemical and structural integrity of the MoS2 surface. The XPS band alignment analysis and electrical characterization reveal that through the inclusion of an organic layer in the dielectric film, the band gap and dielectric constant can be tuned from ∼7.00 to 6.09 eV and ∼9.0 to 4.5, respectively. Furthermore, the hybrid films show promising dielectric properties, including a high breakdown field of ∼7.8 MV/cm, a low leakage current density of ∼1 × 10-6 A/cm2 at 1 MV/cm, a small hysteresis of ∼50 mV, and a top-gate subthreshold voltage swing of ∼79 mV/dec. Our experimental findings provide a facile way of fabricating scalable hybrid gate dielectrics on transition metal dichalcogenides for 2D-material-based flexible electronics applications.

  1. Sub-10 nm Platinum Nanocrystals with Size and Shape Control: Catalytic Study for Ethylene and Pyrrole Hydrogenation

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    Tsung, Chia-Kuang; Kuhn, John N.; Huang, Wenyu; Aliaga, Cesar; Hung, Ling-I; Somorjai, Gabor A.; Yang, Peidong

    2009-03-02

    Platinum nanocubes and nanopolyhedra with tunable size from 5 to 9 nm were synthesized by controlling the reducing rate of metal precursor ions in a one-pot polyol synthesis. A two-stage process is proposed for the simultaneous control of size and shape. In the first stage, the oxidation state of the metal ion precursors determined the nucleation rate and consequently the number of nuclei. The reaction temperature controlled the shape in the second stage by regulation of the growth kinetics. These well-defined nanocrystals were loaded into MCF-17 mesoporous silica for examination of catalytic properties. Pt loadings and dispersions of the supported catalysts were determined by elemental analysis (ICP-MS) and H2 chemisorption isotherms, respectively. Ethylene hydrogenation rates over the Pt nanocrystals were independent of both size and shape and comparable to Pt single crystals. For pyrrole hydrogenation, the nanocubes enhanced ring-opening ability and thus showed a higher selectivity to n-butylamine as compared to nanopolyhedra.

  2. Electrical and optical properties of sub-10nm nickel silicide films for silicon solar cells

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    Brahmi, Hatem; Ravipati, Srikanth; Yarali, Milad; Shervin, Shahab; Wang, Weijie; Ryou, Jae-Hyun; Mavrokefalos, Anastassios

    2017-01-01

    Highly conductive and transparent films of ultra-thin p-type nickel silicide films have been prepared by RF magnetron sputtering of nickel on silicon substrates followed by rapid thermal annealing in an inert environment in the temperature range 400-600 °C. The films are uniform throughout the wafer with thicknesses in the range of 3-6 nm. The electrical and optical properties are presented for nickel silicide films with varying thickness. The Drude-Lorentz model and Fresnel equations were used to calculate the dielectric properties, sheet resistance, absorption and transmission of the films. These ultrathin nickel silicide films have excellent optoelectronic properties for p-type contacts with optical transparencies up to 80% and sheet resistance as low as ~0.15 µΩ cm. Furthermore, it was shown that the use of a simple anti-reflection (AR) coating can recover most of the reflected light approaching the values of a standard Si solar cell with the same AR coating. Overall, the combination of ultra-low thickness, high transmittance, low sheet resistance and ability to recover the reflected light by utilizing standard AR coating makes them ideal for utilization in silicon based photovoltaic technologies as a p-type transparent conductor.

  3. Grapho-epitaxial sub-10nm line and space patterning using lamellar-forming Si-containing block copolymer

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    Sato, Hironobu; Kasahara, Yusuke; Kihara, Naoko; Seino, Yuriko; Miyagi, Ken; Minegishi, Shinya; Kubota, Hitoshi; Kobayashi, Katsutoshi; Kanai, Hideki; Kodera, Katsuyoshi; Kawamonzen, Yoshiaki; Shiraishi, Masayuki; Yamano, Hitoshi; Nomura, Satoshi; Azuma, Tsukasa; Hayakawa, Teruaki

    2016-04-01

    Si-rich poly((polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane) methacrylate)-b-poly(trifluoroethyl methacrylate) (PMAPOSS-b- PTFEMA) was used to form 8-nm half-pitch line and space (L/S) pattern via grapho-epitaxy. Vertical alignment of the lamellae was achieved without using either a neutral layer or top-coating material. Because PMAPOSS-b-PTFEMA forms vertical lamellae on a variety of substrates, we used two types of physical guide structures for grapho-epitaxy; one was a substrate guide and the other was a guide with an embedded under layer. On the substrate guide structure, a fine L/S pattern was obtained with trench widths equal to 3-7 periods of the lamella spacing of the block copolymer, Lo. However, on the embedded under layer guide structure, L/S pattern was observed only with 3 Lo and 4 Lo in trench width. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscope images revealed that a thick PMAPOSS layer was formed under the PMAPOSS-b-PTFEMA L/S pattern. Pattern transfer of the PMAPOSS-b-PTFEMA L/S pattern was prevented by a thick PMAPOSS layer. To achieve pattern transfer to the under layer, optimization of the surface properties is necessary.

  4. Advanced in-line optical metrology of sub-10nm structures for gate all around devices (GAA)

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    Muthinti, Raja; Loubet, Nicolas; Chao, Robin; Ott, John; Guillorn, Michael; Felix, Nelson; Gaudiello, John; Lund, Parker; Cepler, Aron; Sendelbach, Matthew; Cohen, Oded; Wolfling, Shay; Bozdog, Cornel; Klare, Mark

    2016-03-01

    Gate-all-around (GAA) nanowire (NW) devices have long been acknowledged as the ultimate device from an electrostatic scaling point of view. The GAA architecture offers improved short channel effect (SCE) immunity compared to single and double gate planar, FinFET, and trigate structures. One attractive proposal for making GAA devices involves the use of a multilayer fin-like structure consisting of layers of Si and SiGe. However, such structures pose various metrology challenges, both geometrical and material. Optical Scatterometry, also called optical critical dimension (OCD) is a fast, accurate and non-destructive in-line metrology technique well suited for GAA integration challenges. In this work, OCD is used as an enabler for the process development of nanowire devices, extending its abilities to learn new material and process aspects specific to this novel device integration. The specific metrology challenges from multiple key steps in the process flow are detailed, along with the corresponding OCD solutions and results. In addition, Low Energy X-Ray Fluorescence (LE-XRF) is applied to process steps before and after the removal of the SiGe layers in order to quantify the amount of Ge present at each step. These results are correlated to OCD measurements of the Ge content, demonstrating that both OCD and LE-XRF are sensitive to Ge content for these applications.

  5. Ordering of self-assembled 5-nm-diameter poly(dimethylsiloxane) nanodots with sub-10nm pitch using ultra-narrow electron-beam-drawn guide lines and three-dimensional control

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    Zhang, Hui, E-mail: t10802275@gunma-u.ac.jp [Human Resources Cultivation Center, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515 (Japan); Hosaka, Sumio; Yin, You [Division of Electronics and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515 (Japan)

    2014-03-03

    We demonstrate the possibility of forming long-range ordered self-assembled arrays of 5-nm-diameter nanodots with pitch of 10 × 7.5 nm{sup 2} using guide line templates and low molecular weight (MW) (4700–1200 g/mol) poly(styrene)-poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PS-PDMS) for application in ultrahigh density patterned magnetic recording media. We propose a three-dimensional control which involves control of the height of the guide lines, the thickness of the PS-PDMS films, and the gap between the guide lines in order to produce 5-nm-diameter, sub-10nm pitched nanodots with long-range order along the guide lines. Adopting a 13-nm-thick PS-PDMS film and 14-nm-high resist guide lines, the 5-nm-diameter and 10 × 7.5 nm{sup 2}-pitched self-assembled nanodots were ordered in 4–7 dot arrays with long-range order. The experimental results demonstrate that the method is suitable for the production of patterned media with magnetic recording densities of 8.6 Tbit/in.{sup 2} using low MW PS-PDMS and slim guide lines.

  6. Current gain above 10 in sub-10nm base III-Nitride tunneling hot electron transistors with GaN/AlN emitter

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    Yang, Zhichao, E-mail: zcyang.phys@gmail.com; Zhang, Yuewei; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Nath, Digbijoy N. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Khurgin, Jacob B. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Rajan, Siddharth [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States)

    2016-05-09

    We report on a tunneling hot electron transistor amplifier with common-emitter current gain greater than 10 at a collector current density in excess of 40 kA/cm{sup 2}. The use of a wide-bandgap GaN/AlN (111 nm/2.5 nm) emitter was found to greatly improve injection efficiency of the emitter and reduce cold electron leakage. With an ultra-thin (8 nm) base, 93% of the injected hot electrons were collected, enabling a common-emitter current gain up to 14.5. This work improves understanding of the quasi-ballistic hot electron transport and may impact the development of high speed devices based on unipolar hot electron transport.

  7. Sub-10 nm Fe3O4@Cu2-xS core-shell nanoparticles for dual-modal imaging and photothermal therapy

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    Tian, Qiwei

    2013-06-12

    Photothermal nanomaterials have recently attracted significant research interest due to their potential applications in biological imaging and therapeutics. However, the development of small-sized photothermal nanomaterials with high thermal stability remains a formidable challenge. Here, we report the rational design and synthesis of ultrasmall (<10 nm) Fe3O 4@Cu2-xS core-shell nanoparticles, which offer both high photothermal stability and superparamagnetic properties. Specifically, these core-shell nanoparticles have proven effective as probes for T 2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and infrared thermal imaging because of their strong absorption at the near-infrared region centered around 960 nm. Importantly, the photothermal effect of the nanoparticles can be precisely controlled by varying the Cu content in the core-shell structure. Furthermore, we demonstrate in vitro and in vivo photothermal ablation of cancer cells using these multifunctional nanoparticles. The results should provide improved understanding of synergistic effect resulting from the integration of magnetism with photothermal phenomenon, important for developing multimode nanoparticle probes for biomedical applications. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

  8. Enhanced electrical properties in sub-10-nm WO3 nanoflakes prepared via a two-step sol-gel-exfoliation method

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    2014-01-01

    The morphology and electrical properties of orthorhombic β-WO3 nanoflakes with thickness of ~7 to 9 nm were investigated at the nanoscale with a combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), current sensing force spectroscopy atomic force microscopy (CSFS-AFM, or PeakForce TUNA™), Fourier transform infra-red absorption spectroscopy (FTIR), linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) and Raman spectroscopy techniques. CSFS-AFM analysis established good correlation between the topography of the developed nanostructures and various features of WO3 nanoflakes synthesized via a two-step sol-gel-exfoliation method. It was determined that β-WO3 nanoflakes annealed at 550°C possess distinguished and exceptional thickness-dependent properties in comparison with the bulk, micro and nanostructured WO3 synthesized at alternative temperatures. PMID:25221453

  9. Self-assembly of Si-containing block copolymers with high-segregation strength: toward sub-10nm features in directed self-assembly

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    Reboul, C.; Fleury, G.; Aissou, K.; Brochon, C.; Cloutet, E.; Nicolet, C.; Chevalier, X.; Navarro, C.; Tiron, R.; Cunge, G.; Hadziioannou, G.

    2014-03-01

    Ordered microstructures with nanometrically defined periodicity offer promising opportunities in microelectronic applications for the production of advanced CMOS digital logic circuits. To produce the features and arrays inherent to such technologies, the combination of the "bottom-up" block copolymer self-assembly with "top-down" guiding templates has been successfully introduced leading to new technological breakthroughs. Among the materials used in the direct self-assembly methodology, poly(styrene-b-methylmethacrylate) systems have reached an unprecedented level of maturity which will lead to their introduction into the next technological nodes. However, this system suffers from deficiencies such as a low Flory Huggins parameter (X = 0.04 at 25°C) and a low chemical contrast as regards to the etching processes which could be problematic for targeting sub-22 nm features. Consequently we have developed new systems based on Si-containing block copolymers which are characterized by high segregation strength as well as strong chemical etching contrast. In this contribution, we focus on a poly(lactic acid) / poly(dimethylsiloxane) system exhibiting a cylindrical mesostructure. By controlling the surface energy at the interface between the substrate and the block copolymer domains, we show the possibility to control the orientation of the mesostructure with a methodology comparable to the one used for poly(styrene) / poly(methyl methacrylate) system but with random copolymers having distinct monomers than the block copolymers.

  10. Sub-10 nm Sr2LuF7:Yb/Er@Sr2GdF7@SrF2 Up-Conversion Nanocrystals for Up-Conversion Luminescence-Magnetic Resonance-Computed Tomography Trimodal Bioimaging.

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    Chen, Cailing; Liu, Jianhua; Chen, Ying; Li, Chunguang; Liu, Xiaomin; Huang, He; Liang, Chen; Lou, Yue; Shi, Zhan; Feng, Shouhua

    2017-02-22

    Herein, sub-10 nm core-shell nanocrystals (NCs), which select Sr2LuF7:Yb/Er as core, Sr2GdF7 as middle shell, and SrF2 as an outermost shell, were synthesized by a seed-mediated growth process. The NCs possess good crystallinity, morphology, and up-conversion luminescent properties. After modification by polyethylenimine branched (PEI), in vitro cell up-conversion imaging with low autofluorescence was realized. Due to the presence of Gd(3+) ions, in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was also achieved with these designed NCs. More significantly, these special core-shell NCs exhibited high contrast in in vivo X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging because of their good X-ray absorption ability. These results indicate that the core-shell up-conversion NCs can serve as promising contrast agents for up-conversion luminescence-MR-CT trimodal bioimaging.

  11. Gas-Flow Tailoring Fabrication of Graphene-like Co-Nx-C Nanosheet Supported Sub-10 nm PtCo Nanoalloys as Synergistic Catalyst for Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells.

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    Cao, Chun; Wei, Liling; Zhai, Qiran; Ci, Jiliang; Li, Weiwei; Wang, Gang; Shen, Jianquan

    2017-07-12

    In this work, we presented a novel, facile, and template-free strategy for fabricating graphene-like N-doped carbon as oxygen reduction catalyst in sustainable microbial fuel cells (MFCs) by using an ion-inducing and spontaneous gas-flow tailoring effect from a unique nitrogen-rich polymer gel precursor which has not been reported in materials science. Remarkably, by introduction of trace platinum- and cobalt- precursor in polymer gel, highly dispersed sub-10 nm PtCo nanoalloys can be in situ grown and anchored on graphene-like carbon. The as-prepared catalysts were investigated by a series of physical characterizations, electrochemical measurements, and microbial fuel cell tests. Interestingly, even with a low Pt content (5.13 wt %), the most active Co/N codoped carbon supported PtCo nanoalloys (Co-N-C/Pt) exhibited dramatically improved catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction reaction coupled with superior output power density (1008 ± 43 mW m-2) in MFCs, which was 29.40% higher than the state of the art Pt/C (20 wt %). Notability, the distinct catalytic activity of Co-N-C/Pt was attributed to the highly efficient synergistic catalytic effect of Co-Nx-C and PtCo nanoalloys. Therefore, Co-N-C/Pt should be a promising oxygen reduction catalyst for application in MFCs. Further, the novel strategy for graphene-like carbon also can be widely used in many other energy conversion and storage devices.

  12. Origin of the performances degradation of two-dimensional-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors in the sub-10nm regime: A first-principles study

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    Lu, Anh Khoa Augustin [Semiconductor Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); IMEC, 75 Kapeldreef, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Pourtois, Geoffrey [IMEC, 75 Kapeldreef, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Department of Chemistry, Plasmant Research Group, University of Antwerp, B-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerp (Belgium); Agarwal, Tarun [IMEC, 75 Kapeldreef, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Afzalian, Aryan [TSMC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Radu, Iuliana P. [IMEC, 75 Kapeldreef, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium); Houssa, Michel [Semiconductor Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 D, B-3001 Leuven (Belgium)

    2016-01-25

    The impact of the scaling of the channel length on the performances of metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors, based on two-dimensional (2D) channel materials, is theoretically investigated, using density functional theory combined with the non-equilibrium Green's function method. It is found that the scaling of the channel length below 10 nm leads to strong device performance degradations. Our simulations reveal that this degradation is essentially due to the tunneling current flowing between the source and the drain in these aggressively scaled devices. It is shown that this electron tunneling process is modulated by the effective mass of the 2D channel material, and sets the limit of the scaling in future transistor designs.

  13. Trends and challenges in VLSI technology scaling towards 100 nm

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    Rusu, S.; Sachdev, M.; Svensson, C.; Nauta, Bram

    Summary form only given. Moore's Law drives VLSI technology to continuous increases in transistor densities and higher clock frequencies. This tutorial will review the trends in VLSI technology scaling in the last few years and discuss the challenges facing process and circuit engineers in the 100nm

  14. NM-Scale Anatomy of an Entire Stardust Carrot Track

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    Nakamura-Messenger, K.; Keller, L. P.; Clemett, S. J.; Messenger, S.

    2009-01-01

    Comet Wild-2 samples collected by NASA s Stardust mission are extremely complex, heterogeneous, and have experienced wide ranges of alteration during the capture process. There are two major types of track morphologies: "carrot" and "bulbous," that reflect different structural/compositional properties of the impactors. Carrot type tracks are typically produced by compact or single mineral grains which survive essentially intact as a single large terminal particle. Bulbous tracks are likely produced by fine-grained or organic-rich impactors [1]. Owing to their challenging nature and especially high value of Stardust samples, we have invested considerable effort in developing both sample preparation and analytical techniques tailored for Stardust sample analyses. Our report focuses on our systematic disassembly and coordinated analysis of Stardust carrot track #112 from the mm to nm-scale.

  15. Supersaturation-controlled surface structure evolution of Pd@Pt core-shell nanocrystals: enhancement of the ORR activity at a sub-10 nm scale.

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    Qi, Kun; Zheng, Weitao; Cui, Xiaoqiang

    2016-01-21

    Here, we designed and implemented a facile strategy for controlling the surface evolution of Pd@Pt core-shell nanostructures by simply adjusting the volume of OH(-) to control the reducing ability of ascorbic acid and finally manipulating the supersaturation in the reaction system. The surface structure of the obtained Pd@Pt bimetallic nanocrystals transformed from a Pt {111} facet-exposed island shell to a conformal Pt {100} facet-exposed shell by increasing the pH value. The as-prepared well aligned Pd@Pt core-island shell nanocubes present both significantly enhanced electrocatalytic activity and favorable long-term stability toward the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media.

  16. Supersaturation-controlled surface structure evolution of Pd@Pt core-shell nanocrystals: enhancement of the ORR activity at a sub-10 nm scale

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    Qi, Kun; Zheng, Weitao; Cui, Xiaoqiang

    2016-01-01

    Here, we designed and implemented a facile strategy for controlling the surface evolution of Pd@Pt core-shell nanostructures by simply adjusting the volume of OH- to control the reducing ability of ascorbic acid and finally manipulating the supersaturation in the reaction system. The surface structure of the obtained Pd@Pt bimetallic nanocrystals transformed from a Pt {111} facet-exposed island shell to a conformal Pt {100} facet-exposed shell by increasing the pH value. The as-prepared well aligned Pd@Pt core-island shell nanocubes present both significantly enhanced electrocatalytic activity and favorable long-term stability toward the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media.Here, we designed and implemented a facile strategy for controlling the surface evolution of Pd@Pt core-shell nanostructures by simply adjusting the volume of OH- to control the reducing ability of ascorbic acid and finally manipulating the supersaturation in the reaction system. The surface structure of the obtained Pd@Pt bimetallic nanocrystals transformed from a Pt {111} facet-exposed island shell to a conformal Pt {100} facet-exposed shell by increasing the pH value. The as-prepared well aligned Pd@Pt core-island shell nanocubes present both significantly enhanced electrocatalytic activity and favorable long-term stability toward the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline media. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07940c

  17. Sub-10 nm focused electron beam induced deposition

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    Van Dorp, W.F.

    2008-01-01

    Work started with a critical review of literature from the past 70-odd years. The review shows that the physical processes occurring in EBID are generally well understood. By combining models for electron scattering in a solid and electron beam induced heating and knowledge of growth regimes, the

  18. Gridded design rule scaling: taking the CPU toward the 16nm node

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    Bencher, Christopher; Dai, Huixiong; Chen, Yongmei

    2009-03-01

    The Intel 45nm PenrynTM CPU was a landmark design, not only for its implementation of high-K metal gate materials1, but also for the adoption of a nearly gridded design rule (GDR) layout architecture for the poly silicon gate layer2. One key advantage of using gridded design rules is reduction of design rules and ease of 1- dimensional scaling compared to complex random 2-dimensinal layouts. In this paper, we demonstrate the scaling capability of GDR to 16nm and 22nm logic nodes. Copying the design of published images for the Intel 45nm PenrynTM poly-silicon layer2, we created a mask set designed to duplicate those patterns targeting a final pitch of 64nm and 52nm using Sidewall Spacer Double Patterning for the extreme pitch shrinking and performed exploratory work at final pitch of 44nm. Mask sets were made in both tones to enable demonstration of both damascene (dark field) patterning and poly-silicon gate layer (clear field) GDR layouts, although the results discussed focus primarily on poly-silicon gate layer scaling. The paper discusses the line-and-cut double patterning technique for generating GDR structures, the use of sidewall spacer double patterning for scaling parallel lines and the lithographic process window (CD and alignment) for applying cut masks. Through the demonstration, we highlight process margin issues and suggest corrective actions to be implemented in future demonstrations and more advanced studies. Overall, the process window is quite large and the technique has strong manufacturing possibilities.

  19. Photodissociation dynamics of nitromethane at 226 and 271 nm at both nanosecond and femtosecond time scales.

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    Guo, Y Q; Bhattacharya, A; Bernstein, E R

    2009-01-08

    Photodissociation of nitromethane has been investigated for decades both theoretically and experimentally; however, as a whole picture, the dissociation dynamics for nitromethane are still not clear, although many different mechanisms have been proposed. To make a complete interpretation of these different mechanisms, photolysis of nitromethane at 226 and 271 nm under both collisional and collisionless conditions is investigated at nanosecond and femtosecond time scales. These two laser wavelengths correspond to the pi* laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy; the CH(3)O product is only observed under collisional conditions. In femtosecond 226 nm experiments, CH(3), NO(2), and NO products are observed. These results confirm that rupture of C-N bond should be the main primary process for the photolysis of nitromethane after the pi* autocorrelation of the laser pulse, indicating the dissociation of nitromethane in the pi pi* excited state is faster than the laser pulse duration (180 fs). In nanosecond 271 nm (pi* laser experiments, the nitromethane parent ion is observed with major intensity, together with CH(3), NO(2), and NO fragment ions with only minor intensities. Pump-probe transients for both nitromethane parent and fragment ions at 271 nm excitation and 406.5 nm ionization display a fast exponential decay with a constant time of 36 fs, which we suggest to be the lifetime of the excited n pi* state of nitromethane. Combined with the 271 nm nanosecond pump-probe experiments, in which none of the CH(3), NO(2), CH(3)O, or OH fragment is observed, we suggest that all the fragment ions generated in 271 nm femtosecond laser experiments are derived from the parent ion, and dissociation of nitromethane from the n pi* excited electronic state does not occur in a supersonic molecular beam under collisionless conditions.

  20. Sub-50 nm Scale to Micrometer Scale Soft Lithographic Patterning of Functional Materials

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    George, A.

    2011-01-01

    This PhD thesis addresses two major issues: 1) Fabricating nanometer-scale patterns of functional materials, 2) Extending the applicability of soft lithographic processes to a wide range of functional materials on conventional silicon substrates and flexible plastic substrates. This thesis describes

  1. Power and Efficiency Scaling of Fiber OPO Around 700 to 850 nm and Power-scaling of High Coherence Fiber Raman Amplifiers

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    2013-10-01

    AFRL-AFOSR-UK-TR-2013-0049 Power and efficiency scaling of fiber OPO around 700 to 850 nm and Power-scaling of high coherence fiber...May 2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Power and efficiency scaling of fiber OPO around 700 to 850 nm and Power-scaling of high coherence fiber Raman...sources and on a fiber OPO at red wavelengths. The fiber Raman laser reached 20 W of output power at 1019 nm, pulsed operation at 835 nm, and M2 = 2 at

  2. Large-scale characterization of silicon nitride-based evanescent couplers at 532nm wavelength

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    Claes, Tom; Jansen, Roelof; Neutens, Pieter; Du Bois, Bert; Helin, Philippe; Severi, Simone; Van Dorpe, Pol; Deshpande, Paru; Rottenberg, Xavier

    2014-05-01

    Recently, the photonics community has a renewed attention for silicon nitride.1-3 When deposited at temperatures below 650K with plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD),4 it enables photonic circuits fabricated on-top of standard complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) electronics. Silicon nitride is moreover transparent to wavelengths that are visible to the human eye and detectable with available silicon detectors, thus offering a photonics platform for a range of applications that is not accessible with the popular silicon-on-insulator platform. However, first-time-right design of large-scale circuits for demanding specifications requires reliable models of the basic photonic building blocks, like evanescent couplers (Figure 1), components that couple power between multiple waveguides. While these models typically exist for the silicon-on-insulator platform, they still lack maturity for the emerging silicon nitride platform. Therefore, we meticulously studied silicon nitride-based evanescent couplers fabricated in our 200mm-wafer facility. We produced the structures in a silicon nitride film deposited with low-temperature PECVD, and patterned it using optical lithography at a wavelength of 193nm and reactive ion etching. We measured the performance of as much as 250 different designs at 532nm wavelength, a central wavelength in the visible range for which laser sources are widespread. For each design, we measured the progressive transmission of up-to 10 cascaded identical couplers (Figure 2(a)), yielding very accurate figures for the coupling factor (Figure 2(b)). This paper presents the trends extracted from this vast data set (Figure 3), and elaborates on the impact of the couplers bend radius and gap on its coupling factors (Figure 4 and Figure 5). We think that the large- scale characterization of evanescent couplers presented in this paper, in excellent agreement with the simulated performance of the devices, forms the basis for a component

  3. Molecular- and nm-scale Investigation of the Structure and Compositional Heterogeneity of Naturally Occurring Ferrihydrite

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    Cismasu, C.; Michel, F. M.; Stebbins, J. F.; Tcaciuc, A. P.; Brown, G. E.

    2008-12-01

    methods to study such naturally occurring nanomaterials, both at the molecular- and nm-scale. This work provides structural information at the short-, medium- and long- range, as well as evidence of compositional heterogeneity, and mineral/organic matter associations.

  4. Performance and characterization of the prototype nm-scale spatial resolution scanning multilayer Laue lenses microscope

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    Nazaretski, E.; Kim, Jungdae; Yan, H.; Lauer, K.; Eom, D.; Shu, D.; Maser, J.; Pešić, Z.; Wagner, U.; Rau, C.; Chu, Y. S.

    2013-03-01

    Synchrotron based x-ray microscopy established itself as a prominent tool for noninvasive investigations in many areas of science and technology. Many facilities around the world routinely achieve sub-micrometer resolution with a few instruments capable of imaging with the spatial resolution better than 100 nm. With an ongoing effort to push the 2D/3D resolution down to 10 nm in the hard x-ray regime both fabrication of the nano-focusing optics and stability of a microscope become extremely challenging. In this work we present our approach to overcome technical challenges on the path towards high spatial resolution hard x-ray microscopy and demonstrate the performance of a scanning fluorescence microscope equipped with the multilayer Laue lenses focusing optics.

  5. Sub-10 nm silicon ridge nanofabrication by advanced edge lithography for NIL applications

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    Zhao, Yiping; Berenschot, Johan W.; Jansen, Henricus V.; Tas, Niels Roelof; Huskens, Jurriaan; Elwenspoek, Michael Curt

    A new nanofabrication scheme is presented to form stamps useful in thermal nanoimprint lithography (T-NIL). The stamp is created in <110> single crystalline silicon using a full-wet etching procedure including local oxidation of silicon (LOCOS) and employing an adapted edge lithography technique on

  6. Resist and Exposure Processes for Sub-10-nm Electron and Ion Beam Lithography

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    Sidorkin, V.A.

    2010-01-01

    The research work described in this thesis deals with studying the ultimate resolution capabilities of electron and ion beam lithography (EBL and IBL respectively) with a focus on resist and exposure processes. The aim of this research was to enlarge knowledge and improve methods on the formation of

  7. Study of performance scaling of 22-nm epitaxial delta-doped channel MOS transistor

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    Sengupta, Sarmista; Pandit, Soumya

    2015-06-01

    Epitaxial delta-doped channel (EδDC) profile is a promising approach for extending the scalability of bulk metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) technology for low-power system-on-chip applications. A comparative study between EδDC bulk MOS transistor with gate length Lg = 22 nm and a conventional uniformly doped channel (UDC) bulk MOS transistor, with respect to various digital and analogue performances, is presented. The study has been performed using Silvaco technology computer-aided design device simulator, calibrated with experimental results. This study reveals that at smaller gate length, EδDC transistor outperforms the UDC transistor with respect to various studied performances. The reduced contribution of the lateral electric field in the channel plays the key role in this regard. Further, the carrier mobility in EδDC transistor is higher compared to UDC transistor. For moderate gate and drain bias, the impact ionisation rate of the carriers for EδDC MOS transistor is lower than that of the UDC transistor. In addition, at 22 nm, the performances of a EδDC transistor are competitive to that of an ultra-thin body silicon-on-insulator transistor.

  8. 50nm-scale localization of single unmodified, isotopically enriched, proteins in cells.

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    Full Text Available Imaging single proteins within cells is challenging if the possibility of artefacts due to tagging or to recognition by antibodies is to be avoided. It is generally believed that the biological properties of proteins remain unaltered when (14N isotopes are replaced with (15N. (15N-enriched proteins can be localised by dynamic Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (D-SIMS. We describe here a novel imaging analysis algorithm to detect a few (15N-enriched proteins--and even a single protein--within a cell using D-SIMS. The algorithm distinguishes statistically between a low local increase in (15N isotopic fraction due to an enriched protein and a stochastic increase due to the background. To determine the number of enriched proteins responsible for the increase in the isotopic fraction, we use sequential D-SIMS images in which we compare the measured isotopic fractions to those expected if 1, 2 or more enriched proteins are present. The number of enriched proteins is the one that gives the best fit between the measured and the expected values. We used our method to localise (15N-enriched thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG and retinoid X receptor α (RXRα proteins delivered to COS-7 cells. We show that both a single TDG and a single RXRα can be detected. After 4 h incubation, both proteins were found mainly in the nucleus; RXRα as a monomer or dimer and TDG only as a monomer. After 7 h, RXRα was found in the nucleus as a monomer, dimer or tetramer, whilst TDG was no longer in the nucleus and instead formed clusters in the cytoplasm. After 24 h, RXRα formed clusters in the cytoplasm, and TDG was no longer detectable. In conclusion, single unmodified proteins in cells can be counted and localised with 50 nm resolution by combining D-SIMS with our method of analysis.

  9. Versatile pattern generation of periodic, high aspect ratio Si nanostructure arrays with sub-50-nm resolution on a wafer scale.

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    Ho, Jian-Wei; Wee, Qixun; Dumond, Jarrett; Tay, Andrew; Chua, Soo-Jin

    2013-12-01

    We report on a method of fabricating variable patterns of periodic, high aspect ratio silicon nanostructures with sub-50-nm resolution on a wafer scale. The approach marries step-and-repeat nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metal-catalyzed electroless etching (MCEE), enabling near perfectly ordered Si nanostructure arrays of user-defined patterns to be controllably and rapidly generated on a wafer scale. Periodic features possessing circular, hexagonal, and rectangular cross-sections with lateral dimensions down to sub-50 nm, in hexagonal or square array configurations and high array packing densities up to 5.13 × 107 structures/mm2 not achievable by conventional UV photolithography are fabricated using this top-down approach. By suitably tuning the duration of catalytic etching, variable aspect ratio Si nanostructures can be formed. As the etched Si pattern depends largely on the NIL mould which is patterned by electron beam lithography (EBL), the technique can be used to form patterns not possible with self-assembly methods, nanosphere, and interference lithography for replication on a wafer scale. Good chemical resistance of the nanoimprinted mask and adhesion to the Si substrate facilitate good pattern transfer and preserve the smooth top surface morphology of the Si nanostructures as shown in TEM. This approach is suitable for generating Si nanostructures of controlled dimensions and patterns, with high aspect ratio on a wafer level suitable for semiconductor device production.

  10. 2009 fault tolerance for extreme-scale computing workshop, Albuquerque, NM - March 19-20, 2009.

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    Katz, D. S.; Daly, J.; DeBardeleben, N.; Elnozahy, M.; Kramer, B.; Lathrop, S.; Nystrom, N.; Milfeld, K.; Sanielevici, S.; Scott, S.; Votta, L.; Louisiana State Univ.; Center for Exceptional Computing; LANL; IBM; Univ. of Illinois; Shodor Foundation; Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center; Texas Advanced Computing Center; ORNL; Sun Microsystems

    2009-02-01

    This is a report on the third in a series of petascale workshops co-sponsored by Blue Waters and TeraGrid to address challenges and opportunities for making effective use of emerging extreme-scale computing. This workshop was held to discuss fault tolerance on large systems for running large, possibly long-running applications. The main point of the workshop was to have systems people, middleware people (including fault-tolerance experts), and applications people talk about the issues and figure out what needs to be done, mostly at the middleware and application levels, to run such applications on the emerging petascale systems, without having faults cause large numbers of application failures. The workshop found that there is considerable interest in fault tolerance, resilience, and reliability of high-performance computing (HPC) systems in general, at all levels of HPC. The only way to recover from faults is through the use of some redundancy, either in space or in time. Redundancy in time, in the form of writing checkpoints to disk and restarting at the most recent checkpoint after a fault that cause an application to crash/halt, is the most common tool used in applications today, but there are questions about how long this can continue to be a good solution as systems and memories grow faster than I/O bandwidth to disk. There is interest in both modifications to this, such as checkpoints to memory, partial checkpoints, and message logging, and alternative ideas, such as in-memory recovery using residues. We believe that systematic exploration of these ideas holds the most promise for the scientific applications community. Fault tolerance has been an issue of discussion in the HPC community for at least the past 10 years; but much like other issues, the community has managed to put off addressing it during this period. There is a growing recognition that as systems continue to grow to petascale and beyond, the field is approaching the point where we don

  11. Soft errors in 10-nm-scale magnetic tunnel junctions exposed to high-energy heavy-ion radiation

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    Kobayashi, Daisuke; Hirose, Kazuyuki; Makino, Takahiro; Onoda, Shinobu; Ohshima, Takeshi; Ikeda, Shoji; Sato, Hideo; Inocencio Enobio, Eli Christopher; Endoh, Tetsuo; Ohno, Hideo

    2017-08-01

    The influences of various types of high-energy heavy-ion radiation on 10-nm-scale CoFeB-MgO magnetic tunnel junctions with a perpendicular easy axis have been investigated. In addition to possible latent damage, which has already been pointed out in previous studies, high-energy heavy-ion bombardments demonstrated that the magnetic tunnel junctions may exhibit clear flips between their high- and low-resistance states designed for a digital bit 1 or 0. It was also demonstrated that flipped magnetic tunnel junctions still may provide proper memory functions such as read, write, and hold capabilities. These two findings proved that high-energy heavy ions can produce recoverable bit flips in magnetic tunnel junctions, i.e., soft errors. Data analyses suggested that the resistance flips stem from magnetization reversals of the ferromagnetic layers and that each of them is caused by a single strike of heavy ions. It was concurrently found that an ion strike does not always result in a flip, suggesting a stochastic process behind the flip. Experimental data also showed that the flip phenomenon is dependent on the device and heavy-ion characteristics. Among them, the diameter of the device and the linear energy transfer of the heavy ions were revealed as the key parameters. From their dependences, the physical mechanism behind the flip was discussed. It is likely that a 10-nm-scale ferromagnetic disk loses its magnetization due to a local temperature increase induced by a single strike of heavy ions; this demagnetization is followed by a cooling period associated with a possible stochastic recovery process. On the basis of this hypothesis, a simple analytical model was developed, and it was found that the model accounts for the results reasonably well. This model also predicted that magnetic tunnel junctions provide sufficiently high soft-error reliability for use in space, highlighting their advantage over their counterpart conventional semiconductor memories.

  12. Developing and Analysing sub-10 µm Fluidic Systems with Integrated Electrodes for Pumping and Sensing in Nanotechnology Applications

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    Heuck, F.C.A.

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis, sub-10 µm fluidic systems with integrated electrodes for pumping and sensing in nanotechnology applications were developed and analyzed. This work contributes to the development of the scanning ion pipette (SIP), a tool to investigate surface changes on the nanometer scale induced by

  13. Sub-10ps monolithic and low-power photodetector readout

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    Varner, Gary S.; Ruckman, Larry L.

    2009-02-20

    Recent advances in photon detectors have resulted in high-density imaging arrays that offer many performance and cost advantages. In particular, the excellent transit time spread of certain devices show promise to provide tangible benefits in applications such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Meanwhile, high-density, high-performance readout techniques have not kept on pace for exploiting these developments. Photodetector readout for next generation high event rate particle identification and time-resolved PET requires a highly-integrated, low-power, and cost-effective readout technique. We propose fast waveform sampling as a method that meets these criteria and demonstrate that sub-10ps resolution can be obtained for an existing device.

  14. Cation effect investigation on electronic structure, magnetic and optical properties of Li{sub 2}Pb{sub 2}CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10}

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    Yang, Zhihua, E-mail: zhyang@ms.xjb.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Enviornment of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, 40–1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); Huang, Xuchu; Liu, Qiong; Hou, Dianwei; Zhang, Bingbing; Huang, Shengshi [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Enviornment of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, 40–1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China); University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Pan, Shilie; Yang, Yun; Zhang, Min [Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Enviornment of CAS, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry of CAS, 40–1 South Beijing Road, Urumqi 830011 (China)

    2015-02-02

    Highlights: • Cation effects on optical and magnetic properties are investigated. • Cu–O groups have a crucial role in the local magnetic moment, optical anisotropy. • Pb cations give a non-ignorable contribution to the optical anisotropy. • Li hinders the construction of the long-range magnetic order. - Abstract: Effect of cations on the magnetic and optical properties of Li{sub 2}Pb{sub 2}CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10} has been explored. It is shown that Li{sub 2}Pb{sub 2}CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10} is a paramagnetic material due to the absence of the exchange way between magnetic active units around copper ions, although a local magnetic moment about 1.59 μ{sub B} exists around Cu–O. Li{sub 2}Pb{sub 2}CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10} exhibits a UV absorption edge of 356 nm which attributes to electronic transition between Cu, B and O. It reveals that the birefringence of Li{sub 2}Pb{sub 2}CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10} is about 0.06 at 1064 nm which is mainly due to the arrangement of quasi-plane units of CuB{sub 4}O{sub 10}. The roles of lithium, copper, and lead are discussed and clarified in the magnetic and optical properties.

  15. Analysis of active and inactive X chromosome architecture reveals the independent organization of 30 nm and large-scale chromatin structures.

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    Naughton, Catherine; Sproul, Duncan; Hamilton, Charlotte; Gilbert, Nick

    2010-11-12

    Using a genetic model, we present a high-resolution chromatin fiber analysis of transcriptionally active (Xa) and inactive (Xi) X chromosomes packaged into euchromatin and facultative heterochromatin. Our results show that gene promoters have an open chromatin structure that is enhanced upon transcriptional activation but the Xa and the Xi have similar overall 30 nm chromatin fiber structures. Therefore, the formation of facultative heterochromatin is dependent on factors that act at a level above the 30 nm fiber and transcription does not alter bulk chromatin fiber structures. However, large-scale chromatin structures on Xa are decondensed compared with the Xi and transcription inhibition is sufficient to promote large-scale chromatin compaction. We show a link between transcription and large-scale chromatin packaging independent of the bulk 30 nm chromatin fiber and propose that transcription, not the global compaction of 30 nm chromatin fibers, determines the cytological appearance of large-scale chromatin structures. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. Solution structures of {beta}-amyloid{sub 10-35} and {beta}-amyloid{sub 10-35} PEG3000 aggregates.

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    Benzinger, T. L. S.; Burkoth, T. S.; Gordon, D.; Lynn, D. G.; Meredith, S. C.; Morgan, D. M.; Seifert, S.; Thiyagarajan, P.; Urban, V.

    1999-07-02

    Small angle neutron and x-ray scattering (SANS/SAXS) studies were conducted on the structure of the aggregates formed from both the truncated model peptide {beta}-Amyloid(10-35) (A{beta}{sub 10-35}) and a block copolymer {beta}-Amyloid (10-35)-PEG3000 (A{beta}{sub 10-35}-PEG) in D{sub 2}O at pHs from 3.0 to 7.0. These studies indicate that A{beta}{sub 10-35} aggregates into rod-like particles (fibril) and their radii are strongly dependent on the Pm of the solution. The fibril-fibril association in A{beta}{sub 10-35} solutions is less of pH < 5.6, but becomes larger at higher pH. A{beta}{sub 10-35}-PEG also assembles into rod-like particles whose radius is larger by about 30 {angstrom} than that for A{beta}{sub 10-35} fibril at pH 4.2, while it is about 23 {angstrom} larger at higher pH. Contrast matching SAXS/SANS experiments that eliminate the coherent scattering from PEG reveal that PEG moiety is located at the periphery of the fibril. Also, the mass per unit length of the peptide portion is similar for both A{beta}{sub 10-35} and A{beta}{sub 10-35}-PEG fibrils at pH 5.6. The mass per unit length of the rods from SANS provides key information on the packing of A{beta}{sub 10-35} peptides in the fibril.

  17. Mechanisms of Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ substitution reactions: crossover experiments with /sup 185/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ and /sup 187/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/

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    Stolzenberg, A.M.; Muetterties, E.L.

    1983-02-23

    /sup 185/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ and /sup 187/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ were prepared separately and then utilized in combination in crossover experiments to probe for fragmentation to mononuclear rhenium species in thermal and photochemically initiated substitution reactions. For the CO-Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ exchange reaction, a reaction separately analyzed for /sup 13/CO-/sup 12/CO interchange, no crossover was observed at 150/sup 0/C after 14 half-lives of reaction (14 h). Similarly, the thermal reaction sequences of Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ + P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/ reversible Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 9/P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/ + CO and Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 9/P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/ + P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/ reversible Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 8/(P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/)/sub 2/ + CO were examined at 150/sup 0/C (maintaining a CO pressure of approx. 560 to 640 mm). No crossover was detectable in either Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ or Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 9/P(C/sub 6/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/ (relative to blank experiments). Hence, phosphine substitution reactions proceed without a detectable formation of mononuclear rhenium species. These observations support a CO dissociative mechanism. A model based upon this mechanism can accurately reproduce the mass spectra observed during /sup 13/CO-/sup 12/CO interchange. In the absence of a CO atmosphere, /sup 185/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ and /sup 187/Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ formed /sup 185/Re/sup 187/Re(CO)/sub 10/, and this interchange was nearly complete at 150/sup 0/C within 14 to 16 half-lives. All photochemically initiated reactions with the two labeled decacarbonyls led to complete crossover within short reaction times. It appears then that the primary mode of reaction for Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ under photolysis conditions involves Re-Re bond scission as an early elementary step. Also, the reversible steps leading to the precursor(s) to Re/sub 2/(CO)/sub 10/ decomposition include scission of the rhenium-rhenium bond.

  18. Micronutrient special issue: Coenzyme Q{sub 10} requirements for DNA damage prevention

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    Schmelzer, Constance, E-mail: schmelzer@fbn-dummerstorf.de [Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Nutritional Physiology, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf (Germany); Doering, Frank [University of Kiel, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science, Molecular Prevention, Heinrich-Hecht-Platz 10, 24118 Kiel (Germany)

    2012-05-01

    Coenzyme Q{sub 10} (CoQ{sub 10}) is an essential component for electron transport in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and serves as cofactor in several biological processes. The reduced form of CoQ{sub 10} (ubiquinol, Q{sub 10}H{sub 2}) is an effective antioxidant in biological membranes. During the last years, particular interest has been grown on molecular effects of CoQ{sub 10} supplementation on mechanisms related to DNA damage prevention. This review describes recent advances in our understanding about the impact of CoQ{sub 10} on genomic stability in cells, animals and humans. With regard to several in vitro and in vivo studies, CoQ{sub 10} provides protective effects on several markers of oxidative DNA damage and genomic stability. In comparison to the number of studies reporting preventive effects of CoQ{sub 10} on oxidative stress biomarkers, CoQ{sub 10} intervention studies in humans with a direct focus on markers of DNA damage are limited. Thus, more well-designed studies in healthy and disease populations with long-term follow up results are needed to substantiate the reported beneficial effects of CoQ{sub 10} on prevention of DNA damage.

  19. Non-destructive patterning of 10 nm magnetic island array by phase transformation with low-energy proton irradiation

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    Dutta, Tanmay; Pathak, Sachin; Asbahi, Mohamed; Celik, Kubra; Lee, Jong Min; Yang, Ping; Saifullah, M. S. M.; Oral, Ahmet; Bhatia, C. S.; Cha, Jongin; Hong, Jongill; Yang, Hyunsoo

    2017-10-01

    Nano-patterning on the order of sub-10 nm is integral to achieve high-density nano-scale devices for various data storage and data processing applications. However, the additional requirement of planarization and unwanted side-effects of physical or chemical etching have so far limited the patterning of sub-10 nm devices. In this work, we have demonstrated the creation of an array of ˜10 nm ferromagnetic islands through selective phase transformation of paramagnetic multilayers by low-energy proton irradiation. Paramagnetic Co3O4/Pd multilayers masked with patterned PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) were reduced to ferromagnetic Co/Pd by proton irradiation. A clear contrast of the nano-islands was observed using magnetic force microscopy, establishing the formation of ferromagnetic nano-islands with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. This process provides a way to circumvent the side-effects associated with both conventional nano-scale pattering and high-energy ion irradiation. Therefore, phase transformation by low energy proton irradiation can be used for patterning sub-10 nm nano-islands, not only for magnetic data storage but also for patterning various opto-electronic and spintronic devices.

  20. High-temperature operating 894.6nm-VCSELs with extremely low threshold for Cs-based chip scale atomic clocks.

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    Zhang, Jianwei; Zhang, Xing; Zhu, Hongbo; Zhang, Jian; Ning, Yongqiang; Qin, Li; Wang, Lijun

    2015-06-01

    We report on the design and fabrication of 894.6nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with extremely low threshold at high temperatures, for use in chip-scale Cs atomic clocks. A new design method based on the analysis of the threshold gain and the desired carrier density for different active region structures was proposed to gain the low transparent current density. The increase of the threshold current at higher temperatures was successfully suppressed by introducing the large gain-cavity detuning of VCSEL. By detuning the gain-cavity mode to be -11nm, the minimum threshold current of only 0.23mA at 70 °C was achieved. The operating temperature for emitting the wavelength of 894.6nm was 110 °C, with the single mode suppression ratio (SMSR) of more than 25dB and the threshold current of only 0.32mA.

  1. Interface influence on the properties of Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10} films on soft magnetic underlayers – Magnetostrictive and Mössbauer spectrometry studies

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    Szumiata, Tadeusz, E-mail: t.szumiata@uthrad.pl [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, 54 Krasickiego Street, 26-600 Radom (Poland); Gzik-Szumiata, Małgorzata; Brzózka, Katarzyna; Górka, Bogumił; Gawroński, Michał [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, 54 Krasickiego Street, 26-600 Radom (Poland); Caruana Finkel, Anastasia; Reeves-McLaren, Nik; Morley, Nicola A. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD (United Kingdom)

    2016-03-01

    The main aim of the work was to show the correlation between magnetostrictive properties and microstructure of 25 nm thick Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10} films deposited on soft magnetic underlayers. A special attention was paid to the role of the interface region. In the case of Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10} on 25 nm and 35 nm thick METGLAS underlayers one can resolve in conversion electron Mössbauer spectra two hyperfine field distributions (high-field and medium-field ones) corresponding to both constituents of bilayers. Analogical distributions describe the spectra of Co{sub 90}Fe{sub 10} on 25 nm and 35 nm thick Ni{sub 81}Fe{sub 19} underlayers, however an additional low-field, smeared component has been observed. It has been attributed to the interface layer (of partially disordered structure) between magnetostrictive layer and soft magnetic layer. Such interpretation is backed up by the obtained strong correlation between mean hyperfine field value and magnetostriction constant of the films. The investigated bilayers are good candidates for MRAM devices. - Highlights: • We investigate Co–Fe thin films on the soft magnetic underlayers. • We measured magnetostriction and collected conversion electron Mössbauer spectra. • In the case of Permalloy underlayer a rapid drop of magnetostriction was observed. • Strong correlation between magnetostriction and hyperfine fields was shown. • Our results point to the essential role of the Co–Fe/underlayer interface.

  2. Nm-scale spatial resolution x-ray imaging with MLL nanofocusing optics: instrumentational requirements and challenges

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    Nazaretski, E. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yan, H. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lauer, K. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Huang, X. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Xu, W. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Kalbfleisch, S. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Yan, Hui [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Li, Li [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Bouet, N. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Zhou, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Shu, D. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source; Conley, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source; Chu, Y. S. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)

    2016-08-30

    The Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline at NSLS-II has been designed and constructed to enable imaging experiments with unprecedented spatial resolution and detection sensitivity. The HXN X-ray Microscope is a key instrument for the beamline, providing a suite of experimental capabilities which includes scanning fluorescence, diffraction, differential phase contrast and ptychography utilizing Multilayer Laue Lenses (MLL) and zoneplate (ZP) as nanofocusing optics. In this paper, we present technical requirements for the MLL-based scanning microscope, outline the development concept and present first ~15 x 15 nm2 spatial resolution x-ray fluorescence images.

  3. Synthesis and Directed Self-Assembly of Modified PS-b-PMMA for Sub-10 nm Nanolithography

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    Li, Xuemiao; Li, Jie; Deng, Hai

    2017-01-01

    .... The conventional organic-organic DSA materials such as poly[styrene-block-(methyl methacrylate)] (PS-b-PMMA) have been extensively studied, however, the low etch contrast between two blocks and the difficulty to reduce L0...

  4. New bismuth borophosphate Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10}: Synthesis, crystal structure, optical and band structure analysis

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    Babitsky, Nicolay A.; Leshok, Darya Y.; Mikhaleva, Natalia S. [Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny Av, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 (Russian Federation); Kuzubov, Aleksandr A., E-mail: alexkuzubov@gmail.com [Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny Av, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 (Russian Federation); Institute of Physics SB RAS, Krasnoyarsk 660036 (Russian Federation); Zhereb, Vladimir P. [Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny Av, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 (Russian Federation); Kirik, Sergei D., E-mail: kiriksd@yandex.ru [Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny Av, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 (Russian Federation)

    2015-08-01

    New bismuth borophosphate Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10} was obtained by spontaneous crystallization from the melt of correspondent composition at 804 °C. Crystal structure with orthorhombic lattice parameters: a = 22.5731(3) Å, b = 14.0523(2) Å, c = 5.5149(1) Å, V = 1749.34(4), Z = 8, SG Pcab was determined by X-ray powder diffraction technique. The [Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}]{sup 2+} -layers, which are typical for bismuth oxide compounds, transform into cationic endless strips of 4 bismuth atoms width directed along the c-axis in Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10}. The strips combining stacks are separated by flat triangle [BO{sub 3}]{sup 3−} -anions within stacks. Neighboring stacks are separated by tetrahedral [PO{sub 4}]{sup 3−}-anions and shifted relatively to each other. Bismuth atoms are placed in 5–7 vertex oxygen irregular polyhedra. Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10} is stable up to 812 °C, then melts according to the peritectic law. The absorption spectrum in the range 350–700 nm was obtained and the width of the forbidden band was estimated as 3.46 eV. The band electronic structure of Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10} was modeled using DFT approach. The calculated band gap (3.56 eV) is in good agreement with the experimentally obtained data. - Graphical abstract: Display Omitted - Highlights: • New bismuth borophosphate with composition Bi{sub 4}BPO{sub 10} was synthesized. • The crystal structure was determined by X-ray powder diffraction technique. • Bismuth-oxygen part [Bi{sub 4}O{sub 3}]{sup 6+} forms endless strips of 4 bismuth atoms width. • Electronic structure was modeled by DFT method. • The calculated band gap (3.56 eV) is very close to the experimental one (3.46 eV)

  5. Role of diode lasers (800-980 nm) as adjuncts to scaling and root planing in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a systematic review.

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    Qadri, Talat; Javed, Fawad; Johannsen, Gunnar; Gustafsson, Anders

    2015-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to systematically review currently available evidence regarding the role of diode lasers (810-980 nm) as adjuncts to scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis (CP). Mechanical instrumentation of periodontal tissues followed by diode laser application leads to complete removal of pocket epithelium compared with conventional SRP. To address the focused question "Is SRP with adjunct diode lasers (810-980 nm) therapy more effective in the treatment of CP than when CP is treated by SRP alone?" databases were searched using the following key words: chronic periodontitis, diode laser, surgical, AND scaling and root planing, periodontal diseases, periodontal therapy, AND periodontal treatment. Original studies were included. Letters to the editor, case reports, commentaries, and reviews were excluded. Ten clinical studies were included. In all studies, patients were systemically healthy, and cigarette smokers were included in two studies. In five studies, SRP plus diode laser application was more effective in the treatment of CP than SRP, and three studies showed no difference. In two studies, there was a moderate reduction in periodontal inflammation using SRP plus diode laser. The diameter of optic fiber, laser wavelengths, power, pulse repetition rate, and duration of laser exposure ranged between 300 μm and 2 mm, 810-980 nm, 0.8-2.5 W, 10-60 Hz, and 10-100 ms, respectively. In CP patients with probing depths ≤5 mm, diode lasers, SRP plus diode laser (800-980 nm) is more effective in the treatment of CP than when SRP is used alone.

  6. Results of Pulse-Scaling Experiments on Rapid-Growth DKDP Triplers Using the Optical Sciences Laser at 351 nm

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    Runkel, M; Burnham, A K; Milam, D; Sell, W; Feit, M; Rubenchik, A

    2000-12-11

    Results are reported from recently performed bulk-damage, pulse-scaling experiments on DKDP tripler samples taken from NIF-size, rapid-growth boule BD7. The tests were performed on LLNL's Optical Sciences Laser. A matrix of samples was exposed to single shots at 351 mn (3 {omega}) with average fluences from 4 to 8 J/cm{sup 2} for pulse durations of 1, 3 and 10 ns. The damage sites were scatter-mapped after testing to determine the damage evolution as a function of local beam fluence. The average bulk damage microcavity (pinpoint) density varied nearly linearly with fluence with peak values of approximately 16,000 pp/mm{sup 3} at 1 ns, 10,000 pp/mm{sup 3} at 3 ns and 400 pp/mm{sup 3} at 10 ns for fluences in the 8-10 J/cm{sup 2} range. The average size of a pinpoint was 10(+14,-9) {micro}m at 1 ns, 37 {+-} 20 {micro}m at 3 ns and {approx} 110 {micro}m at 10 ns, although all pulse durations produced pinpoints with a wide distribution of sizes. Analysis of the pinpoint density data yielded pulse-scaling behavior of t{sup 0.35}. Significant planar cracking around the pinpoint as was observed for the 10 ns case but not for the 1 and 3 ns pulses. Crack formation around pinpoints has also been observed frequently for Zeus ADT tests at {approx}8 ns. The high pinpoint densities also lead to significant eruption of near-surface bulk damage. Measurements of the damage site area for surface and bulk gave ratios (A{sub surf}/A{sub bulk}) of 2:1 at 1 ns, 7:1 at 3 ns and 110:1 at 10 ns. Maximum aperture averaged transmission losses on the order 15 percent have been measured by photometry for the worst damage at 1 and 3 ns for beam fluences in the 8-10 J/cm{sup 2} range. Analysis of this data yielded a pulse-scaling behavior of t{sup 0.25} for the obscured area. It was also determined that the crystals used in this test would survive unconditioned exposure to 4 J/cm{sup 2} shots on the NIF laser and still meet the obscuration requirement of 0.1%.

  7. Photoluminescence and photocatalytic properties of BiOCl and Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10} nanostructures synthesized by electrolytic corrosion of metal Bi

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    Chen, G., E-mail: gchen@mail.njust.edu.cn [Engineering Research Center of Materials Behavior and Design, Ministry of Education, Joint Laboratory of Nanostructured Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Fang, G.L.; Tang, G.D. [Engineering Research Center of Materials Behavior and Design, Ministry of Education, Joint Laboratory of Nanostructured Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China)

    2013-03-15

    Highlights: ► We report a facile method to synthesize bismuth oxychlorides. ► The BiOCl nanosheets have both ultraviolet-blue emission zone and visible emission zone. ► The Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10} nanostructure is a direct electron transition semiconductor. ► The broad and intensive UV emission were observed in Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10} nanostructure. - Abstract: Nanostructured BiOCl and Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10} have been synthesized by electrolytic corrosion of metal Bi. The photocatalysis and photoluminescence (PL) properties of BiOCl and Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10} nanostructures have been investigated. Nanosheets with a thickness of ∼10 nm and in-plane size of 30–60 nm were obtained in the as-synthesized BiOCl. The emission spectra excited at 360 nm consist of two broad emission bands: ultraviolet-blue and visible. The visible emission is responsible for the photocatalytic activity of BiOCl under visible light irradiation. The nanostructured Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Cl{sub 10}, self-assembled by uniform nanosheets with a thickness of 10–20 nm, exhibits a broad and strong blue shift UV emission at room temperature.

  8. Determination of PM{sub 10} deposition based on antimony flux to selected urban surfaces

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    Langner, Marcel, E-mail: marcel.langner@geo.hu-berlin.de [Geography Department, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin (Germany); Kull, Martin, E-mail: martin.kull@kit.edu [Institute of Geography and Geoecology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 6980, 76049 Karlsruhe (Germany); Endlicher, Wilfried R., E-mail: wilfried.endlicher@geo.hu-berlin.de [Geography Department, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin (Germany)

    2011-08-15

    Deposition of PM{sub 10} particles to several types of urban surfaces was investigated within this study. Antimony was chosen as a tracer element to calculate dry deposition velocities for PM{sub 10}, since antimony proved to be present almost exclusively in PM{sub 10} particles in ambient urban air. During 18 months, eight sampling sites in Berlin and Karlsruhe, two cities in Germany, were operated. PM{sub 10} concentrations and dry deposition were routinely sampled as two week averages. Additionally, leaf-samples were collected at three sites with tall vegetation. The obtained deposition velocities ranged from 0.8 to 1.3 cm s{sup -1} at roadside sites and from 0.4 to 0.5 cm s{sup -1} at the other sites. With reference to the whole canopy, additional deposition velocities of about 0.5 cm s{sup -1} were obtained for leaf surfaces. As a consequence, it can be concluded that vegetation-covered areas beside streets show the highest potential to capture particles in urban areas. - Highlights: > Deposition velocities of PM{sub 10} were determined using Sb as a tracer element. > Dry PM{sub 10} deposition velocities ranged from 0.8 to 1.3 cm s{sup -1} at roadside sites. > Dry PM{sub 10} deposition velocities ranged from 0.4 to 0.5 cm s{sup -1} at other urban sites. > Additional deposition velocities of 0.5 cm s{sup -1} were obtained for leaf surfaces. - Antimony is used as a tracer element to calculate dry deposition velocities of PM{sub 10} particles to selected urban surfaces.

  9. Simultaneous imaging of aurora on small scale in OI (777.4 nm and N21P to estimate energy and flux of precipitation

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    N. Ivchenko

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous images of the aurora in three emissions, N21P (673.0 nm, OII (732.0 nm and OI (777.4 nm, have been analysed; the ratio of atomic oxygen to molecular nitrogen has been used to provide estimates of the changes in energy and flux of precipitation within scale sizes of 100 m, and with temporal resolution of 32 frames per second. The choice of filters for the imagers is discussed, with particular emphasis on the choice of the atomic oxygen line at 777.4 nm as one of the three emissions measured. The optical measurements have been combined with radar measurements and compared with the results of an auroral model, hence showing that the ratio of emission rates OI/N2 can be used to estimate the energy within the smallest auroral structures. In the event chosen, measurements were made from mainland Norway, near Tromso, (69.6 N, 19.2 E. The peak energies of precipitation were between 1–15 keV. In a narrow curling arc, it was found that the arc filaments resulted from energies in excess of 10 keV and fluxes of approximately 7 mW/m2. These filaments of the order of 100 m in width were embedded in a region of lower energies (about 5–10 keV and fluxes of about 3 mW/m2. The modelling results show that the method promises to be most powerful for detecting low energy precipitation, more prevalent at the higher latitudes of Svalbard where the multispectral imager, known as ASK, is now installed.

  10. Simultaneous imaging of aurora on small scale in OI (777.4 nm and N21P to estimate energy and flux of precipitation

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    B. S. Lanchester

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous images of the aurora in three emissions, N21P (673.0 nm, OII (732.0 nm and OI (777.4 nm, have been analysed; the ratio of atomic oxygen to molecular nitrogen has been used to provide estimates of the changes in energy and flux of precipitation within scale sizes of 100 m, and with temporal resolution of 32 frames per second. The choice of filters for the imagers is discussed, with particular emphasis on the choice of the atomic oxygen line at 777.4 nm as one of the three emissions measured. The optical measurements have been combined with radar measurements and compared with the results of an auroral model, hence showing that the ratio of emission rates OI/N2 can be used to estimate the energy within the smallest auroral structures. In the event chosen, measurements were made from mainland Norway, near Troms\\o, (69.6 N, 19.2 E. The peak energies of precipitation were between 1–15 keV. In a narrow curling arc, it was found that the arc filaments resulted from energies in excess of 10 keV and fluxes of approximately 7 mW/m2. These filaments of the order of 100 m in width were embedded in a region of lower energies (about 5–10 keV and fluxes of about 3 mW/m2. The modelling results show that the method promises to be most powerful for detecting low energy precipitation, more prevalent at the higher latitudes of Svalbard where the multispectral imager, known as ASK, is now installed.

  11. Broadband pump-probe spectroscopy with sub-10-fs resolution for probing ultrafast internal conversion and coherent phonons in carotenoids

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    Polli, D. [National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science, CNR-INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, P.za L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy); Antognazza, M.R. [Italian Institute of Technology, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, P.za L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy); Brida, D.; Lanzani, G. [National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science, CNR-INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, P.za L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy); Cerullo, G. [National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science, CNR-INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, P.za L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)], E-mail: giulio.cerullo@fisi.polimi.it; De Silvestri, S. [National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science, CNR-INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano, P.za L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano (Italy)

    2008-06-23

    We use pump-probe spectroscopy with broadband detection to study electronic energy relaxation and coherent vibrational dynamics in carotenoids. A fast optical multichannel analyzer combined with a non-collinear optical parametric amplifier allows simultaneous acquisition of the differential transmission dynamics on the 500-700 nm wavelength range with sub-10-fs temporal resolution. The broad spectral coverage enables on the one hand a detailed study of the ultrafast bright-to-dark state internal conversion process; on the other hand, the tracking of the motion of the vibrational wavepacket launched on the ground state multidimensional potential energy surface. We present results on all-trans {beta}-carotene and on a long-chain polyene in solution. The developed experimental setup enables the straightforward acquisition and analysis of coherent vibrational dynamics, highlighting time-frequency domain features with extreme resolution.

  12. Capillary Condensation in 8 nm Deep Channels.

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    Zhong, Junjie; Riordon, Jason; Zandavi, Seyed Hadi; Xu, Yi; Persad, Aaron H; Mostowfi, Farshid; Sinton, David

    2018-02-01

    Condensation on the nanoscale is essential to understand many natural and synthetic systems relevant to water, air, and energy. Despite its importance, the underlying physics of condensation initiation and propagation remain largely unknown at sub-10 nm, mainly due to the challenges of controlling and probing such small systems. Here we study the condensation of n-propane down to 8 nm confinement in a nanofluidic system, distinct from previous studies at ∼100 nm. The condensation initiates significantly earlier in the 8 nm channels, and it initiates from the entrance, in contrast to channels just 10 times larger. The condensate propagation is observed to be governed by two liquid-vapor interfaces with an interplay between film and bridging effects. We model the experimental results using classical theories and find good agreement, demonstrating that this 8 nm nonpolar fluid system can be treated as a continuum from a thermodynamic perspective, despite having only 10-20 molecular layers.

  13. Liquid Carbon Reflectivity at 19 nm

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    Riccardo Mincigrucci

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We hereby report on a pump-probe reflectivity experiment conducted on amorphous carbon, using a 780 nm laser as a pump and a 19 nm FEL emission as probe. Measurements were performed at 50 degrees with respect to the surface normal to have an un-pumped reflectivity higher than 0.5%. A sub-10 fs time synchronization error could be obtained exploiting the nearly jitter-free capabilities of FERMI. EUV FEL-based experiments open the way to study the behaviour of a liquid carbon phase being unaffected by plasma screening.

  14. Spatial assessment of PM{sub 10} and ozone concentrations in Europe (2005)

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    2009-07-01

    This report presents particulate matter (PM{sub 10}) and ground.level ozone concentration maps covering the whole of Europe. The interpolated maps are based on a combination of measurement and regional modelling results. Using measured concentrations as a primary source of information, the report summarizes the methodologies and the methodological choices taken in order to derive such maps. (au)

  15. Laser operated elasto-optical features of La{sub 2}CaB{sub 10}O{sub 19}:Pr{sup 3+} polymer nanocomposites

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    Majchrowski, A. [Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, Warsaw (Poland); Lakshminarayana, G., E-mail: glnphysics@rediffmail.com [Materials Science and Technology Division (MST-7), Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM 87545 (United States); Reshak, A.H. [School of Complex Systems, FFWP, University of South Bohemia, Nove Hrady 37333 (Czech Republic); School of Material Engineering, Malaysia University of Perlis, P.O. Box 77, d/a Pejabat Pos Besar, 01007 Kangar, Perlis (Malaysia); Michalski, E.; Olifierczuk, M. [Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, Warsaw (Poland); Ozga, K. [Chair of Health, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 36B, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Jaroszewicz, L. [Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2, Warsaw (Poland); Lukasiewicz, T. [Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wolczanska 133, Warsaw (Poland); Szota, M. [Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Technical University of Czestochowa, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland); Nabialek, M. [Institute of Physics, Czestochowa University of Technology, Al. Armii Krajowej 19, 42-200 Czestochowa (Poland)

    2012-10-15

    We have discovered a principal role of the polymer matrices on the spectral dependences of piezooptical coefficients of La{sub 2}CaB{sub 10}O{sub 19}:Pr{sup 3+} (LCBO:Pr) nanocomposites formed by polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and polycarbonate (PC) matrices. It was established that the optical treatment by the 10 ns Nd:YAG laser can cause substantial changes of the dispersion of the piezooptical coefficients within the spectral wavelength 1400-1600 nm. The optimal content of the LCBO:Pr with sizes ranging from 40 to 110 nm corresponds to 4-6% in weighing units. Following the performed quantum chemical simulations, the observed changes are caused by different polarizabilities of the polymer matrices. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Spectral dependences of piezooptical coefficients of La{sub 2}CaB{sub 10}O{sub 19}:Pr{sup 3+} nanocomposites were studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Substantial enhancement of the piezooptical dispersion was observed within the spectral range 1440-1520 nm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The observed changes are caused by different polarizabilities of the polymer matrices.

  16. Determination of optical constant and dispersion parameters of Se{sub 75}Sb{sub 10}In{sub 15} thin film characterized by wide band gap

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    Abd-Elrahman, M.I.; Abu-Sehly, A.A.; El-sonbaty, Sherouk Sh.; Hafiz, M.M. [Assiut University, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut (Egypt)

    2017-02-15

    Chalcogenide Se{sub 75}Sb{sub 10}In{sub 15} thin films of different thickness (50-300 nm) are deposited using thermal evaporation technique. The thermogram of the chalcogenide bulk Se{sub 75}Sb{sub 10}In{sub 15} is obtained using a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The crystallization temperature T{sub c}, peak crystallization temperature T{sub p} and melting temperature T{sub m}, are identified. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) examination indicates the crystallinity of the as-deposited film decreases with increasing of thickness. Optical transmission and reflection spectra are recorded in the wavelength range of the incident photons from 250 to 2500 nm. It is found that the film thickness affects the absorption coefficient, refractive index, extinction coefficient and the width of the tails of localized states in the gap region. The absorption mechanism of the as-deposited films is a direct allowed transition. The optical band gap energy (E{sub g}) decreases from 3.31 to 2.51 eV with increasing the film thickness from 50 to 300 nm. The behavior of E{sub g} is explained on the basis of the structure disorders in the thicker films. The effect of the film thickness on the single-oscillator and dispersion energies is studied by the dispersion analyses of the refractive index. (orig.)

  17. Space-based imaging of nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances using FORMOSAT-2/ISUAL 630.0 nm airglow observations

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    Rajesh, P. K.; Liu, J. Y.; Lin, C. H.; Chen, A. B.; Hsu, R. R.; Chen, C. H.; Huba, J. D.

    2016-05-01

    This paper reports the results of space-based imaging of nighttime medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) in 630.0 nm emission by Imager of Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightnings (ISUAL), on board FORMOSAT-2 satellite. The limb integrated measurements, after removing background, reveal multiple bands of intensity perturbation when projected to a horizontal plane corresponding to the altitude of peak emission, with distinct southwest to northeast orientation in the Southern Hemisphere. Simulations are carried out by artificially introducing MSTID fluctuations in model electron density to confirm if the MSTID could be identified in the ISUAL-viewing geometry. The ISUAL observations in year 2007 are further used to investigate the MSTID features as well as occurrence characteristics in the Southern Hemisphere, most of which are over the ocean where no ground-based observations are available. The preliminary statistics shows more MSTID occurrence in solstices with peak in June-July months. Majority of the MSTID perturbations have wavelength in the range 150-300 km, and the wavefronts are aligned at about 30°-50° from the east-west plane. The statistic results of the orientation of wavefronts indicate that Es layer instability might be important in the MSTID generation.

  18. Sub-10 fs deep-ultraviolet pulses generated by chirped-pulse four-wave mixing.

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    Kida, Yuichiro; Liu, Jun; Teramoto, Takahiro; Kobayashi, Takayoshi

    2010-06-01

    We propose and demonstrate experimentally a novel way of generating sub-10fs deep-UV pulses. The technique is based on chirped-pulse four-wave mixing induced by a broadband near-IR (NIR) pulse and a near-UV pulse. The broadband IR pulse is prepared by preliminarily broadening the spectral width of an NIR pulse by self-phase modulation. The positively chirped broadband IR pulse is suitable for generating a negatively chirped deep-UV pulse, which can be compressed by normal group-velocity dispersion in a transparent medium. Self-compression of the generated deep-UV pulse in air has been demonstrated to produce sub-10fs deep-UV pulses with excellent temporal and spectral profiles for ultrafast spectroscopy in the deep UV.

  19. Study of magnetic defects in Nb{sub 2}VSbO{sub 10}

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    Typek, J., E-mail: typjan@zut.edu.pl [Institute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Al. Piastow 48, 70-311 Szczecin (Poland); Cyran, A.; Zolnierkiewicz, G.; Bobrowska, M. [Institute of Physics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Al. Piastow 48, 70-311 Szczecin (Poland); Filipek, E.; Piz, M. [Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Al. Piastow 42, 71-065 Szczecin (Poland)

    2017-02-15

    Magnetic properties of Nb{sub 2}VSbO{sub 10}, the compound formed in V–Sb–Nb oxide system, were investigated by dc magnetisation measurements using an MPMS-7 SQUID magnetometer and EPR conventional X–band Bruker E 500 spectrometer. Although the nominal valences of the constituting metal ions indicated a diamagnetic material, Nb{sub 2}VSbO{sub 10} displayed rich and interesting magnetic behaviour due to the existence of numerous defects related to oxygen vacancies. Isothermal magnetisation has revealed the presence of three spin subsystems – two different paramagnetic systems and antiferromagnetic spin clusters. EPR spectra showed the presence of three components, involving isolated and interacting V{sup 4+} ions as well as antiferromagnetic spin clusters. All these magnetic defects are the result of valence changes of metal ions due to charge compensation in the neighborhood of oxygen vacancies, most probably located on grains boundaries.

  20. Environmental pollution: quantitative analysis of particulate matter (PM{sub 10}) by SR-TXRF

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    Moreira, Silvana; Melo Junior, Ariston da Silva [Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo]. E-mails: silvana@fec.unicamp.br; juniorariston@gmail.com; Zucchi, Orgheda Luiza Araujo Domingues [Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Ribeirao Preto, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Ciencias Farmaceuticas]. E-mail: olzucchi@fcfrp.usp.br; Vives, Ana Elisa Sirito de [Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Santa Barbara D' Oeste, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo]. E-mail: aesvives@unimep.br

    2007-07-01

    The atmospheric pollution is a concern in the great urban centers, due its association with man pathologies. The Campinas region is one of the most urbanized of the Sao Paulo State and an important industrial center. Thus, due to its location and importance were installed three samplers for particulate material (PM{sub 10}). One sampler was located in downtown of Campinas city, in an avenue with high vehicular flow. Another sampler was installed in the UNICAMP campus and the third one in Paulinia city, near to REPLAN. For downtown of Campinas city PM{sub 10} concentrations higher than regular air quality established by CETESB (150 {mu}g.m{sup -3}) was observed. The PM{sub 10} values for Paulinia and downtown of Campinas were higher than Barao Geraldo location. Employing SR-TXRF was possible identify and quantify 19 elements in the particulate material samples. All the measurements were performed at Synchrotron Light Source Laboratory, Campinas, SP. After statistics analysis by principal components and cluster analysis was possible to assemble the elements according emission sources. The dusty soil for coarse fraction contributed with 62%, 51% and 46% for Barao Geraldo, Paulinia and downtown of Campinas, respectively. The vehicular emission was responsible for 16% at downtown Campinas city as expected due to high vehicular flow at sampling place. The vehicular and industrial emissions contributed with 20% and 25%, respectively at Paulinia sampling site. The industrial emissions observed for Barao Geraldo and downtown of Campinas city were 27% and 33%, respectively. (author)

  1. Enhanced blue luminescence in BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu, Er, Nd nanophosphor for PDPs and Mercury free fluorescent lamps

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    Yadav, Raghvendra S., E-mail: raghvendra_nac@yahoo.co.in; Shukla, Vineet K.; Mishra, Priya; Pandey, Shiv K.; Kumar, Kausal; Baranwal, Vikas; Kumar, Manvendra; Pandey, Avinash C.

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of Er{sup 3+}/Nd{sup 3+} codoped BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor nanoparticles. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer An enhancement in blue emission of Eu{sup 2+} has been observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lifetime of the 4f{sup 6}5d {yields} 4f{sup 7} transition has been measured and discussed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The enhancement has been explained by energy transfer and created defect states. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This phosphor can find application in PDPs and mercury free fluorescent lamps. - Abstract: The Er{sup 3+}/Nd{sup 3+} codoped BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+} phosphor nanoparticles have been synthesized through solution combustion method. Nanophosphor has shown intense broad blue photoluminescence (PL), corresponding to the 4f{sup 6}5d {yields} 4f{sup 7} electronic transition of Eu{sup 2+} ion under vacuum ultraviolet (147 nm) as well as UV (355 nm) excitations. An enhancement in blue emission of Eu{sup 2+} has been observed on the codoping of Er{sup 3+}/Nd{sup 3+} ions and concentration of the doping ions have been optimized. Lifetime of the 4f{sup 6}5d {yields} 4f{sup 7} transition has been measured and discussed. The enhancement in emission intensity of codoped blue nanophosphor is explained by energy transfer from the Er{sup 3+}/Nd{sup 3+} ions and created defect states to the Eu{sup 2+} in the BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}. This phosphor has also shown better emission intensity as compared to commercial blue phosphor under VUV excitation and thus making it attractive for the application in plasma display panels and mercury free-fluorescent lamps.

  2. Formation and emission of PM{sub 10} in combustion of biofuels. Final report; Bildning och emissioner av PM{sub 10} vid foerbraenning av biobraenslen. Slutrapport

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    Johansson, Linda; Tullin, Claes [SP Swedish National Testing and Research Inst., Boraas (Sweden); Leckner, Bo [Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Energy Technology

    2004-02-01

    Epidemiological studies have shown correlations between negative health effects and increased particle concentrations in the ambient air. Because of this correlation and the increasing biofuel combustion, there is a need to more carefully investigate formation and emissions from biofuel combustion to secure good air quality in the future. This project is limited to primary combustion particles emitted from small-scale biofuel combustion. Small-scale is here defined as combustion devices with an output less than 10 MW. The project is divided into two parts. In the first part, particles from small-scale biofuel combustion have been characterised. In the second part, the formation of particles during biofuel combustion is studied. Characterisation of particle emissions has been performed for a range of different combustion units, i.e. pellet stove with a thermal output of a few kW, domestic wood and pellet boilers and district-heating boilers with thermal outputs around 2 MW. Mass concentration of particles was measured according to Swedish Standard method. Particle mass size distribution was measured using Dekati Low Pressure Impactor (DLPI, size range 30 nm - 10 {mu}m). The number of particles and corresponding size distribution were measured with an Electrical Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI, 30 nm - 10 {mu}m). To some extent, the particle emissions were investigated regarding chemical content and morphology. In all measurement cases, gas concentrations were measured in the flue gas as a control of combustion conditions. The highest mass concentration of particles (2,200 mg/MJ{sub fuel}) was recorded in the flue gas from an old domestic wood log boiler with poor combustion conditions resulting in very high emissions of unburnt (soot). On the other hand, the lowest mass concentration of particles (20 mg/MJ{sub fueI}) was recorded during optimally adjusted pellet combustion, where 83 % of the particles were found to be inorganic. The remaining part consists of unburnt

  3. Thermomagnetic transitions and coercivity mechanism in bulk composite Nd{sub 60}Fe{sub 30}Al{sub 10} alloys

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    Ortega-Zempoalteca, R. [Departamento de Materiales Metalicos y Ceramicos, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Betancourt, I. [Departamento de Materiales Metalicos y Ceramicos, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)], E-mail: israelb@correo.unam.mx; Valenzuela, R. [Departamento de Materiales Metalicos y Ceramicos, Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)

    2009-10-15

    The thermomagnetic behaviour (within the temperature range 553-300 K) for the bulk composite Nd{sub 60}Fe{sub 30}Al{sub 10} alloy is described in terms of a transition from paramagnetic to superferromagnetic state at T=553 K, followed by a ferromagnetic ordering for T<473 K. For the superferromagnetic regime, the alloy thermomagnetic response was associated to a homogeneous distribution of magnetic clusters with mean magnetic moment and size of 1072 {mu}{sub B} and 2.5 nm, respectively. For T<473 K, a pinning model of domain walls described properly the alloy coercivity dependence with temperature, from which the domain wall width and the magnetic anisotropy constant were estimated as being of {approx}8 nm and {approx}10{sup 5} J/m{sup 3}, typical values of hard magnetic phases. Results are supported by microstructural and magnetic domain observations.

  4. Electron transport and room temperature single-electron charging in 10 nm scale PtC nanostructures formed by electron beam induced deposition

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    Durrani, Z. A. K.; Jones, M. E.; Wang, C.; Scotuzzi, M.; Hagen, C. W.

    2017-11-01

    Nanostructures of platinum-carbon nanocomposite material have been formed by electron-beam induced deposition. These consist of nanodots and nanowires with a minimum size ∼20 nm, integrated within ∼100 nm nanogap n-type silicon-on-insulator transistor structures. The nanodot transistors use ∼20 nm Pt/C nanodots, tunnel-coupled to Pt/C nanowire electrodes, bridging the Si nanogaps. Room-temperature single-electron transistor operation has been measured, and single-electron current oscillations and ‘Coulomb diamonds’ observed. In nanowire transistors, the temperature dependence from 290 to 8 K suggests that the current is a combination of thermally activated and tunnelling transport of carriers across potential barriers along the current path, and that the Pt/C is p-type at low temperature.

  5. Pore morphology and distribution in the Shaly facies of Opalinus Clay (Mont Terri, Switzerland): Insights from representative 2D BIB-SEM investigations on mm to nm scale

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    Houben, M.E.; Desbois, G.; Urai, J.L.

    2013-01-01

    We used Broad-Ion-Beam polishing in combination with Scanning Electron Microscopy to study the microstructure and porosity in the Shaly facies of Opalinus Clay (northern Switzerland). With resolutions of a few nm, we studied areas of around 1 mm2, sufficiently large to be statistically

  6. Sub-10-micrometer toughening and crack tip toughness of dental enamel.

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    Ang, Siang Fung; Schulz, Anja; Pacher Fernandes, Rodrigo; Schneider, Gerold A

    2011-04-01

    In previous studies, enamel showed indications to occlude small cracks in-vivo and exhibited R-curve behaviors for bigger cracks ex-vivo. This study quantifies the crack tip's toughness (K(I0),K(III0)), the crack's closure stress and the cohesive zone size at the crack tip of enamel and investigates the toughening mechanisms near the crack tip down to the length scale of a single enamel crystallite. The crack-opening-displacement (COD) profile of cracks induced by Vickers indents on mature bovine enamel was studied using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The mode I crack tip toughness K(I0) of cracks along enamel rod boundaries and across enamel rods exhibit a similar range of values: K(I0,Ir)=0.5-1.6MPa m(0.5) (based on Irwin's 'near-field' solution) and K(I0,cz)=0.8-1.5MPa m(0.5) (based on the cohesive zone solution of the Dugdale-Muskhelishvili (DM) crack model). The mode III crack tip toughness K(III0,Ir) was computed as 0.02-0.15MPa m(0.5). The crack-closure stress at the crack tip was computed as 163-770 MPa with a cohesive zone length and width 1.6-10.1μm and 24-44 nm utilizing the cohesive zone solution. Toughening elements were observed under AFM and SEM: crack bridging due to protein ligament and hydroxyapatite fibres (micro- and nanometer scale) as well as microcracks were identified. Crown Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. PM{sub 10} composition during an intense Saharan dust transport event over Athens (Greece)

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    Remoundaki, E., E-mail: remound@metal.ntua.gr [National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Laboratory of Environmental Science and Engineering, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou (Greece); Bourliva, A. [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Department of Geology, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Hellenic Open University, School of Science and Technology, 26335 Patras (Greece); Kokkalis, P.; Mamouri, R.E.; Papayannis, A. [National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou (Greece); Grigoratos, T.; Samara, C. [Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Department of Chemistry, Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory, 54124 Thessaloniki (Greece); Tsezos, M. [National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Laboratory of Environmental Science and Engineering, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou (Greece)

    2011-09-15

    The influence of Saharan dust on the air quality of Southern European big cities became a priority during the last decade. The present study reports results on PM{sub 10} monitored at an urban site at 14 m above ground level during an intense Saharan dust transport event. The elemental composition was determined by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (EDXRF) for 12 elements: Si, Al, Fe, K, Ca, Mg, Ti, S, Ni, Cu, Zn and Mn. PM{sub 10} concentrations exceeded the EU limit (50 {mu}g/m{sup 3}) several times during the sampling period. Simultaneous maxima have been observed for the elements of crustal origin. The concentrations of all the elements presented a common maximum, corresponding to the date where the atmosphere was heavily charged with particulate matter permanently for an interval of about 10 h. Sulfur and heavy metal concentrations were also associated to local emissions. Mineral dust represented the largest fraction of PM{sub 10} reaching 79%. Seven days back trajectories have shown that the air masses arriving over Athens, originated from Western Sahara. Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM-EDX) revealed that particle agglomerates were abundant, most of them having sizes < 2 {mu}m. Aluminosilicates were predominant in dust particles also rich in calcium which was distributed between calcite, dolomite, gypsum and Ca-Si particles. These results were consistent with the origin of the dust particles and the elemental composition results. Sulfur and heavy metals were associated to very fine particles < 1 {mu}m. - Highlights: {yields} The paper focuses on the contribution of Saharan dust in PM10 levels at an urban site. {yields} High Ca and Fe, calcite, illite and smectites and poor quartz contents are related to source-regions. {yields} The data sets presented are in very good agreement and are also strongly confirmed by literature. {yields} Dust contribution in PM10 can be of comparable importance for

  8. Chemical characterization of individual particles (PM{sub 10}) from ambient air in Guiyang City, China

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    Xie, R.K. [Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Blindern, P.B.1033, Oslo (Norway)]. E-mail: xieruik@yahoo.com; Seip, H.M. [Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Blindern, P.B.1033, Oslo (Norway); Leinum, J.R. [Department of Materials Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Winje, T. [Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Blindern P. B.1047, Oslo (Norway); Xiao, J.S. [Guizhou Institute of Environmental Science, P. C. 550002, Guiyang, Guizhou (China)

    2005-05-01

    PM{sub 10} samples were collected during 5 days in Guiyang, China in July 2003. A total of about 2300 particles was analyzed by an automated Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy-Dispersive Spectrometer (SEM-EDS). Hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) was used to identify different particle types that occurred in the aerosol. Seventeen particle types were identified and presented in the order of decreasing number abundance as: silicomanganese slag, soil and fly ash, coal burning, silicomanganese, quartz, syngenite, S-bearing iron, calcium rich, gypsum, sphalerite, dolomite, iron, alloy, lead sulfate, zinc rich, sulfur-rich particles and aluminum manufacturing dust. The majority of the particles in the studied size range are of anthropogenic origin, especially from metallurgical industry. The study illustrates the complexity of particle pollution in air of an industrial Chinese city and the results should be useful in planning mitigation measures.

  9. Extreme ultraviolet emission from dense plasmas generated with sub-10-fs laser pulses

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    Osterholz, J; Cerchez, M; Fischer, T; Hemmers, D; Hidding, B; Pipahl, A; Pretzler, G; Rose, S J; Willi, O

    2008-01-01

    The extreme ultraviolet (XUV) emission from dense plasmas generated with sub-10-fs laser pulses with varying peak intensities up to 3*10^16 W/cm^2 is investigated for different target materials. K shell spectra are obtained from low Z targets (carbon and boron nitride). In the spectra a series limit for the hydrogen and helium like resonance lines is observed indicating that the plasma is at high density and pressure ionization has removed the higher levels. In addition, L shell spectra from titanium targets were obtained. Basic features of the K and L shell spectra are reproduced with computer simulations. The calculations include hydrodynamic simulation of the plasma expansion and collisional radiative calculations of the XUV emission.

  10. Statins attenuate the development of atherosclerosis and endothelial dysfunction induced by exposure to urban particulate matter (PM{sub 10})

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    Miyata, Ryohei; Hiraiwa, Kunihiko; Cheng, Jui Chih [UBC James Hogg Research Centre, St. Paul' s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); Bai, Ni [UBC James Hogg Research Centre, St. Paul' s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); Vincent, Renaud [Environmental Health Sciences and Research Bureau, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa (Canada); Francis, Gordon A.; Sin, Don D. [UBC James Hogg Research Centre, St. Paul' s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada); Van Eeden, Stephan F., E-mail: Stephan.vanEeden@hli.ubc.ca [UBC James Hogg Research Centre, St. Paul' s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)

    2013-10-01

    Exposure to ambient air particulate matter (particles less than 10 μm or PM{sub 10}) has been shown to be an independent risk factor for the development and progression of atherosclerosis. The 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) have well-established anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of statins on the adverse functional and morphological changes in blood vessels induced by PM{sub 10}. New Zealand White rabbits fed with a high fat diet were subjected to balloon injury to their abdominal aorta followed by PM{sub 10}/saline exposure for 4 weeks ± lovastatin (5 mg/kg/day) treatment. PM{sub 10} exposure accelerated balloon catheter induced plaque formation and increased intimal macrophages and lipid accumulation while lovastatin attenuated these changes and promoted smooth muscle cell recruitment into plaques. PM{sub 10} impaired vascular acetylcholine (Ach) responses and increased vasoconstriction induced by phenylephrine as assessed by wire myograph. Supplementation of nitric oxide improved the impaired Ach responses. PM{sub 10} increased the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in blood vessels and increased the plasma levels of endothelin-1 (ET-1). Incubation with specific inhibitors for iNOS, COX-2 or ET-1 in the myograph chambers significantly improved the impaired vascular function. Lovastatin decreased the expression of these mediators in atherosclerotic lesions and improved endothelial dysfunction. However, lovastatin was unable to reduce blood lipid levels to the baseline level in rabbits exposed to PM{sub 10}. Taken together, statins protect against PM{sub 10}-induced cardiovascular disease by reducing atherosclerosis and improving endothelial function via their anti-inflammatory properties. - Highlights: • Coarse particulate matter (PM{sub 10}) accelerated balloon injury-induced plaque formation. • Lovastatin decreased intimal

  11. Color-tunable photoluminescence and energy transfer properties of single-phase Ba{sub 10}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:Eu{sup 2+}, Mn{sup 2+} phosphors

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    Guo, Qingfeng; Liao, Libing, E-mail: clayl@cugb.edu.cn; Mei, Lefu, E-mail: mlf@cugb.edu.cn; Liu, Haikun

    2015-12-15

    Single-phase Ba{sub 10−x−y}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:xEu{sup 2+},yMn{sup 2+} samples with apatite structure have been synthesized via a solid-state reaction method. The phase structure, luminescence properties, lifetime, PL thermal stability, as well as fluorescence decay curves of the samples were investigated. Effective energy transfer occurs from Eu{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 2+} in Ba{sub 10}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O and a possible mechanism of the energy-transfer from Eu{sup 2+} to Mn{sup 2+} is proposed. The critical distances R{sub c} was calculated by concentration quenching and turned out to be about 0.817 nm (x{sub c}=0.21). The CIE and thermally stable luminescence behaviors of Ba{sub 9.94}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:0.06Eu{sup 2+} phosphor were also studied in detail. All the results indicate that Ba{sub 10−x−y}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:xEu{sup 2+}, yMn{sup 2+} phosphors have potential applications as near UV-convertible phosphors for white light-emitting diodes. - Graphical abstract: Crystal structure and luminescence property of Ba{sub 10−x−y}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:xEu{sup 2+},yMn{sup 2+} have been discussed. - Highlights: • Ba{sub 10−x−y}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:xEu{sup 2+},yMn{sup 2+} was firstly reported. • Ba{sub 9.94}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}O:0.06Eu{sup 2+} exhibits high thermal quenching resistance. • The energy transfer between Eu{sup 2+} and Mn{sup 2+} was investigated.

  12. UV scale calibration transfer from an improved pyroelectric detector standard to field UV-A meters and 365 nm excitation sources

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    Eppeldauer, G. P.; Podobedov, V. B.; Cooksey, C. C.

    2017-05-01

    Calibration of the emitted radiation from UV sources peaking at 365 nm, is necessary to perform the ASTM required 1 mW/cm2 minimum irradiance in certain military material (ships, airplanes etc) tests. These UV "black lights" are applied for crack-recognition using fluorescent liquid penetrant inspection. At present, these nondestructive tests are performed using Hg-lamps. Lack of a proper standard and the different spectral responsivities of the available UV meters cause significant measurement errors even if the same UV-365 source is measured. A pyroelectric radiometer standard with spectrally flat (constant) response in the UV-VIS range has been developed to solve the problem. The response curve of this standard determined from spectral reflectance measurement, is converted into spectral irradiance responsivity with standard cryogenic radiometer. The flat pyroelectric radiometer standard can be used to perform uniform integrated irradiance measurements from all kinds of UV sources (with different peaks and distributions) without using any source standard. Using this broadband calibration method, yearly spectral calibrations for the reference UV (LED) sources and irradiance meters is not needed. Field UV sources and meters can be calibrated against the pyroelectric radiometer standard for broadband (integrated) irradiance and integrated responsivity. Using the broadband measurement procedure, the UV measurements give uniform results with significantly decreased uncertainties.

  13. New vanadium tellurites: Syntheses, structures, optical properties of noncentrosymmetric VTeO{sub 4}(OH), centrosymmetric Ba{sub 2}V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10})

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    Liang, Ming-Li [College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108 (China); State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Marsh, Matthew [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Shang, Xian-Xing [College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108 (China); State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Mao, Jiang-Gao [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E. [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Kong, Fang, E-mail: kongfang@fjirsm.ac.cn [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002 (China); Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States)

    2017-05-15

    Two new vanadium tellurites, VTeO{sub 4}(OH) (1) and Ba{sub 2}V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10}) (2), have been synthesized successfully with the use of hydrothermal reactions. The crystal structures of the two compounds were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 crystallizes in the polar space group Pca2{sub 1} (No. 29) while compound 2 crystallizes in the centrosymmetric space group C2/c (No. 15). The topography of compound 1 reveals a two-dimensional, layered structure comprised of VO{sub 6} octahedral chains and TeO{sub 3}(OH) zig-zag chains. Compound 2, on the contrary, features a three-dimensional [V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10})]{sup 4-} anionic framework with Ba{sup 2+} ions filled into the 10-member ring helical tunnels. The [V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10})]{sup 4-} anionic network is the first 3D vanadium tellurite framework to be discovered in the alkaline-earth vanadium tellurite system. Powder second harmonic generation (SHG) measurements indicate that compound 1 shows a weak SHG response of about 0.3×KDP (KH{sub 2}PO{sub 4}) under 1064 nm laser radiation. Infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, thermal analysis, and dipole moment calculations have also been carried out. - Graphical abstract: VTeO{sub 4}(OH) (1) crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric space group Pca2{sub 1} (No. 29) while Ba{sub 2}V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10}) (2) crystallizes in the centrosymmetric space group C2/c (No. 15). - Highlights: • VTeO{sub 4}(OH) (1) and Ba{sub 2}V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10}) (2) have been synthesized successfully with the use of hydrothermal reactions. • VTeO{sub 4}(OH) (1) crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric space group Pca2{sub 1} and displays a weak SHG response. • VTeO{sub 4}(OH) (1) represents only the fourth SHG-active material found in vanadium tellurite systems. • Ba{sub 2}V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10}) (2) exhibits a novel three-dimensional [V{sub 4}O{sub 8}(Te{sub 3}O{sub 10

  14. Chiral low-energy constants L{sub 10} and C{sub 87} from hadronic {tau} decays

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    Gonzalez-Alonso, Martin [Departament de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, Apt. Correus 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain)], E-mail: Martin.Gonzalez@ific.uv.es; Pich, Antonio [Departament de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, Apt. Correus 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Prades, Joaquim [CAFPE and Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, Universidad de Granada, Campus de Fuente Nueva, E-18002 Granada (Spain)

    2009-01-15

    Using recent precise hadronic {tau}-decay data on the V - A spectral function and general properties of QCD such as analyticity, the operator product expansion (OPE) and chiral perturbation theory ({chi}PT), we get accurate values for the QCD chiral order parameters L{sub 10}{sup r} and C{sub 87}{sup r}. At order p{sup 4} we obtain L{sub 10}{sup r}(M{sub {rho}})=-(5.22{+-}0.06).10{sup -3}, whereas at order p{sup 6} we get L{sub 10}{sup r}(M{sub {rho}})=-(4.06{+-}0.39).10{sup -3} and C{sub 87}{sup r}(M{sub {rho}})=(4.89{+-}0.19).10{sup -3}GeV{sup -2}.

  15. Daily respiratory mortality and PM{sub 10} pollution in Mexico City: importance of considering place of death

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    Tellez-Rojo, M.M.; Hernandez-Avila, M.M. [Inst. Nacional de Salud Publica, (Mexico); Romieu, I. [Pan American Health Organization (Mexico); Ruiz-Velasco, S. [Inst. de Investigacion en Matematicas Aplicadas y Sistemas. UNAM (Mexico); Lezana, M.-A. [Direccion General de Estadstica e Informatica. Secretara de Salud (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    Significant associations have been reported between particles,with a 50% cut-off aerodynamic diameter of 10 mm (PM{sub 10}) and ozone ambient concentrations, and daily number of deaths from respiratory causes. The aim of the present study was to assess such associations among elderly ({>=}65 yrs) residents of Mexico City. Ambient air pollution data were provided by the Metropolitan Monitoring Network. During the study period, the average daily PM{sub 10} ranged 23.4-175.3 {mu}g.m{sup -3}, and ozone 1 h daily maximums ranged 39.4-216.7 ppb. Information was compiled on the primary and underlying causes of death. The analyses were conducted separately according to place of death (within or out of a hospital unit) using time-series methodology. The total number of deaths from all respiratory causes and mortality for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) were significantly related to PM{sub 10} over different lags: an increase of 10 {mu}g.m{sup -3} was related to a 2.9% (95% (CI): 0.9-4.9%) increase and to a 4.1% (95% CI: 1.3%-6.9%) increase with a 3-day lag when death occurred out of medical units, respectively. For deaths occurring in medical units, a longer lag and smaller risk estimate was observed. An interactive effect between PM{sub 10} and ozone was detected. This study confirms that there is an important impact of PM{sub 10} on respiratory morbidity among elderly subjects. It also indicates that accounting for primary and underlying causes of death, and considering place of death may reduce misclassification and provide more accurate estimates of the adverse impact of PM{sub 10} on mortality. (au)

  16. Quantitative backscattered electron imaging of field emission scanning electron microscopy for discrimination of nano-scale elements with nm-order spatial resolution.

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    Kim, Hyonchol; Negishi, Tsutomu; Kudo, Masato; Takei, Hiroyuki; Yasuda, Kenji

    2010-01-01

    Discrimination of thin film elements by backscattered electron (BSE) imaging of field emission scanning electron microscope was examined. Incident electron acceleration voltage dependence on thin films' BSE intensities in five elements (Au, Ag, Ge, Cu and Fe) on a silicon substrate was experimentally measured from 3 to 30 kV. Normalization of BSE intensities using the difference between maximum and minimum brightness was proposed and allowed reproducible comparison among the elements. Measured intensities, which have correlation with electron backscattering coefficient against atomic number, indicated the existence of adequate acceleration voltage for improvement of resolution to discriminate different elements, showing the possibility of discriminating at least these six elements simultaneously by BSE imaging with nanometer-scale spatial resolution.

  17. Exploring physics of rotation powered pulsars with sub-10 GeV imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes

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    Aharonian, F. A.; Bogovalov, S. V.

    2003-02-01

    We discuss the potential of future sub-10 GeV threshold imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope arrays for exploring the physics of rotation powered pulsars and their interactions with the ambient medium through relativistic winds and termination shocks. One such telescope is the high-altitude concept called '5@5' recently suggested by Aharonian [APh 5 (2001) 335]. 5@5, with its enormous detection area exceeding 10 4 m 2 at the threshold energy of about 5 GeV, combines two distinct features of the current satellite-borne (large photon fluxes at GeV energies) and ground-based (large detection areas at TeV energies) γ-ray astronomies. Such an instrument would allow comprehensive studies of temporal and spectral characteristics of γ-ray pulsars in the crucial 5 to 30 GeV energy interval. An equally important topic in the program of pulsar studies by 5@5 would be the search for GeV γ-radiation from other radio pulsars at a few mVela level. Finally, the searches for pulsed radiation components in the spectra of a large fraction of unidentified EGRET sources (suspected to be pulsars) without invoking information from lower (radio, optical, X-ray) frequency domains, seems to be another important issue, because the periodic signals at lower energies could be significantly suppressed in many cases. The detection rate of γ-rays from 'standard' EGRET sources by 5@5 is expected to exceed ten events per one second. This should provide an adequate photon statistics for the search for periodic signals at the flux level of 3 mVela within the observation time of 3 h or so (a time resolution below which any change of a signal's phase can be ignored). The spectral coverage by 5@5 and its flux sensitivity are nicely suited for studying other aspects of pulsar physics and astrophysics, in particular for detecting unshocked relativistic pulsar winds, as well as for quantifying characteristics of pulsar driven synchrotron nebulae through the inverse Compton radiation at energies

  18. Receptor modelling of PM{sub 10} concentrations at a United Kingdom national network monitoring site in central London

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    Stedman, J.R.; Lineham, E.; Conlan, B. [AEA Technology, National Environmental Technology Centre, Culham (United Kingdom)

    2001-01-01

    A receptor model for predicting future PM{sub 10} concentrations has been developed within the framework of the UK Airborne Particles Expert Group and applied during the recently completed review of the UK National Air Quality Strategy. The model uses a combination of measured PM{sub 10}, oxides of nitrogen and particulate sulphate concentrations to provide daily estimates of the contributions to total particle concentrations from primary combustion, secondary and other (generally coarse) particle sources. Projections of past and future concentrations of PM{sub 10} are estimated by applying appropriate reductions to the current concentrations of the three components based on an understanding of the likely impact of current policies on future levels. Projections have been derived from 1996, 1997 and 1998 monitoring data and compared with UK national air quality objectives and European Union limit values. One of the key uncertainties within the receptor modelling method is the assignment of the residual PM{sub 10}, remaining after the assignment of primary combustion and secondary particle contributions, to the 'other' particle fraction. An examination of the difference between measured PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} concentrations confirms our assignment of the bulk of this residual to coarse particles. Projections based on 1996 monitoring data are the highest and those based on 1998 monitoring data are the lowest. Whilst there is considerable difference between these projections they are consistent with measured concentrations for previous years. All three projections suggest that with current agreed policies the EU annual mean limit value will be achieved. The 24-h mean limit value is projected to be achievable when projections are derived from 1997 and 1998 data, but not from 1996 data. All three projections suggest that with current agreed policies the central London site will not achieve the provisional 1997 UK National Air Quality Strategy objective

  19. Photocatalytical water decomposition on visible light-driven solid-solution compounds K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}Ta{sub 10-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 30} (x = 0-10)

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    Tian Mengkui, E-mail: tianmk@hotmail.com [School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guizhou University, Guiyang, Guizhou (China); Shangguan Wenfeng, E-mail: shanguan@sjtu.edu.cn [Centre for Combustion and Environmental Protection, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030 (China)

    2012-01-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Visible light driven solid-solution compounds K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}Ta{sub 10-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 30} (x = 0-10) were synthesized by solid state reaction. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer These solid-solution compounds demonstrated water decomposition activities under visible light irradiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Their electronic structures were studied based on the first principle calculation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The proposed band structure has good agreement with their absorption properties and photocatalytic activities. - Abstract: A series of single phase solid-solution K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}Ta{sub 10-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 30} (x = 0-10) photocatalysts were synthesized by conventional high temperature solid state reaction. Their UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra showed their absorbance edges shifted to long wavelength zone consistently with the increase of the amount of Nb for substituting Ta in these compounds, and the onsets of absorbance edges ranging from about 540 nm to 690 nm, corresponding to bandgap energy of 1.8-2.3 eV. These series of photocatalysts possess appropriate band gap (ca. 1.8-2.3 eV) and chemical level to use solar energy to decompose water into H{sub 2}, and the photocatalytical activities under visible light ({lambda} > 420 nm) demonstrated that the activities decreased correspondingly with the increase of the amount of Nb in these compounds, which is regarded as the result of the differences of their band structures. Furthermore, the photocatalytical activities and the photophysical properties of these visible light-driven photocatalysts K{sub 4}Ce{sub 2}Ta{sub 10-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 30} (x = 0-10) were bridged by the first principle calculation based on Density Functional Theory with General Gradient Approximation and Plane-wave Pseudopotential methods.

  20. 10 nm Diameter Periodic Holes On The Barrier Layer Of Hexagonally Ordered Nanoporous Alumina Produced By Grazing Ar+ Milling

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    Xu, Tao; Metzger, Robert M.

    2002-03-01

    Long-term anodization of aluminum provides a hexagonally ordered array of nanopores with very uniform pore diameters between 30 and 50 nm and pore spacings of 80 to 100 nm within a matrix of amorphous aluminum oxide [1]. However, one often desires smaller diameters. Because the bottom of each pore is U-shaped, we can use this geometrical feature and gradually open the U-shaped bottom cap of the alumina nanochannel by controlled grazing-angle Ar+ ion milling, and thus form pore apertures as small as 10 nm in diameter [2]. Such smaller hole diameters may be useful for exposing sub-10 nm diameter ordered cobalt particles as catalysts for preparation of ordered array of single wall carbon nanotubes, for organizing nano-scale electrodes for molecular electronic devices, and as a pattern transfer mask. Supported in part by NSF-DMR-0095215 ==== [1] F. Li, L. Zhang, and R. M. Metzger, Chem. Mater. 10(9): 2470-2480 (1998). [2] T. Xu, G. Zangari, and R. M. Metzger, Nanoletters, accepted and in press.

  1. Cascaded quadratic soliton compression at 800 nm

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    Bache, Morten; Bang, Ole; Moses, Jeffrey

    2007-01-01

    We study soliton compression in quadratic nonlinear materials at 800 nm, where group-velocity mismatch dominates. We develop a nonlocal theory showing that efficient compression depends strongly on characteristic nonlocal time scales related to pulse dispersion.......We study soliton compression in quadratic nonlinear materials at 800 nm, where group-velocity mismatch dominates. We develop a nonlocal theory showing that efficient compression depends strongly on characteristic nonlocal time scales related to pulse dispersion....

  2. Evolution of the magnetic structure of TbRu{sub 2}Al{sub 10} in applied field

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    White, R., E-mail: Reyner.White@student.adfa.edu.au [School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT, 2600 (Australia); Hutchison, W.D. [School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, ACT, 2600 (Australia); Mizushima, T. [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, University of Toyama, Toyama, 930-8555 (Japan); Studer, A.J. [Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Kirrawee DC, NSW, 2232 (Australia)

    2016-09-15

    TbRu{sub 2}Al{sub 10} is found to undergo two magnetic phase transitions as a function of temperature and three as a function of applied field at low temperature. The Tb{sup 3+} magnetic moments order antiferromagnetically along the c-axis at 15.0(3) K, with an incommensurate sinusoidally modulated structure with a propagation vector of k = (0, 0.759(1), 0). At 6.5(3) K the structure switches to square wave order. Analysis of single crystal TbRu{sub 2}Al{sub 10} has revealed that this square wave structure is altered to a ‘pulse wave’ on application of a 1.30 T magnetic field along the c-axis, with two in fifty of the magnetic moments across the structure changing direction to be aligned parallel with the direction of the field. At 1.85 T a further three moments flip, leading to a duty cycle of 60% and resulting in a total change of one in ten moments from the starting square wave structure. - Highlights: • The magnetic and physical properties of the intermetallic TbRu{sub 2}Al{sub 10} were examined. • TbRu{sub 2}Al{sub 10} was found to order antiferromagnetically at 15.0(3) K. • Neutron powder diffraction revealed sinusoidal magnetic ordering below 15 K. • Single crystal neutron diffraction revealed square wave magnetic order at 2 K. • An applied magnetic field along the c-axis forces the moments into pulse wave order.

  3. Ultrastructural alterations in the mouse lung caused by real-life ambient PM{sub 10} at urban traffic sites

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    Samara, Constantini, E-mail: csamara@chem.auth.gr [Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thesaloniki (Greece); Kouras, Athanasios; Kaidoglou, Katerina [Environmental Pollution Control Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thesaloniki (Greece); Emmanouil-Nikoloussi, Elpida-Niki; Simou, Chrysanthi; Bousnaki, Maria [Laboratory of Histology-Embryology and Anthropology, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thesaloniki (Greece); Kelessis, Apostolos [Environmental Department, Municipality of Thessaloniki, Kleanthous 18, 54 642 Thessaloniki (Greece)

    2015-11-01

    Current levels of ambient air particulate matter (PM) are associated with mortality and morbidity in urban populations worldwide. Nevertheless, current knowledge does not allow precise quantification or definitive ranking of the health effects of individual PM components and indeed, associations may be the result of multiple components acting on different physiological mechanisms. In this paper, healthy Balb/c mice were exposed to ambient PM{sub 10} at a traffic site of a large city (Thessaloniki, northern Greece), in parallel to control mice that were exposed to filtered air. Structural damages were examined in ultrafine sections of lung tissues by Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM). Ambient PM{sub 10} samples were also collected during the exposure experiment and characterized with respect to chemical composition and oxidative potential. Severe ultrastructural alterations in the lung tissue after a 10-week exposure of mice at PM{sub 10} levels often exceeding the daily limit of Directive 2008/50/EC were revealed mainly implying PM-induced oxidative stress. The DTT-based redox activity of PM{sub 10} was found within the range of values reported for traffic sites being correlated with traffic-related constituents. Although linkage of the observed lung damage with specific chemical components or sources need further elucidation, the magnitude of biological responses highlight the necessity for national and local strategies for mitigation of particle emissions from combustion sources. - Highlights: • Animal exposure to PM10 was conducted at a traffic site of a large city. • Chemical and toxicological characterization of PM10 was carried out. • Severe degenerative alterations in alveolar cells were revealed. • PM induced oxidative stress from carbonaceous species was suggested.

  4. Discovery of a Satellite of the Large Trans-Neptunian Object (225088) 2007 OR{sub 10}

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    Kiss, Csaba; Marton, Gábor; Farkas-Takács, Anikó; Vinkó, József; Pál, András [Konkoly Observatory, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Konkoly Thege 15-17, H-1121 Budapest (Hungary); Stansberry, John [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Müller, Thomas [Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, Giessenbachstr., D-85741 Garching (Germany); Balog, Zoltán [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Ortiz, Jose-Luis, E-mail: kiss.csaba@csfk.mta.hu [Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía—CSIC, Apt 3004, E-18080 Granada (Spain)

    2017-03-20

    2007 OR{sub 10} is currently the third largest known dwarf planet in the trans-Neptunian region, with an effective radiometric diameter of ∼1535 km. It has a slow rotation period of ∼45 hr that was suspected to be caused by tidal interactions with a satellite undetected at that time. Here, we report on the discovery of a likely moon of 2007 OR{sub 10}, identified on archival Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/UVIS system images. Although the satellite is detected at two epochs, this does not allow an unambiguous determination of the orbit and the orbital period. A feasible 1.5–5.8 · 10{sup 21} kg estimate for the system mass leads to a likely 35–100 day orbital period. The moon is about 4.ͫ2 fainter than 2007 OR{sub 10} in HST images that corresponds to a diameter of 237 km assuming equal albedos with the primary. Due to the relatively small size of the moon, the previous size and albedo estimates for the primary remains unchanged. With this discovery all trans-Neptunian objects larger than 1000 km are now known to harbor satellites, an important constraint for moon formation theories in the young solar system.

  5. Disordered crystal structure of 20H-AlON, Al{sub 10}O{sub 3}N{sub 8}

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    Banno, Hiroki [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan); Funahashi, Shiro [Sialon Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0044 (Japan); Asaka, Toru [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan); Hirosaki, Naoto [Sialon Unit, National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0044 (Japan); Fukuda, Koichiro, E-mail: fukuda.koichiro@nitech.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555 (Japan)

    2015-10-15

    The disordered crystal structure of 20H-AlON (Al{sub 10}O{sub 3}N{sub 8}) was determined by combined use of X-ray powder diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The title compound is hexagonal with space group P6{sub 3}/mmc (Z=2) and the unit-cell dimensions are a=0.307082(5) nm, c=5.29447(8) nm and V=0.432376(12) nm{sup 3}. The structural model showed the positional disordering of three of the six Al sites in the unit cell. The reliability indices calculated from the Rietveld method were R{sub wp}=6.97%, S (=R{sub wp}/R{sub e})=1.68, R{sub p}=5.45%, R{sub B}=5.13% and R{sub F}=4.56%. We interpreted the disordered structure of 20H-AlON as a statistical average of six different types of ordered structural configurations, which are composed of an octahedral [Al(O, N){sub 6}] layer and tetrahedral [Al(O, N){sub 4}] layers. We demonstrated the high correlations between the hexagonal unit-cell dimensions and the octahedral layer concentrations for AlON and SiAlON polytypoids. - Graphical abstract: Variations of a and c/(n{sub O}+n{sub T}) with n{sub O}/(n{sub O}+n{sub T}). The a and c are the hexagonal unit-cell dimensions of AlON, SiAlON and AlN. The n{sub O} and n{sub T} are, respectively, the numbers of octahedral and tetrahedral layers in the unit cells. The unit-cell dimensions in literature are plotted in black plus for AlON and black cross for SiAlON. The unit-cell dimensions of AlN are a=0.3110 nm and c=0.4980 nm. - Highlights: • Crystal structure of Al10O3N8 is determined by laboratory X-ray powder diffraction. • The atom arrangements are represented by the split-atom model. • Six types of ordered atom arrangements are derived from the disordered structure. • Hexagonal unit-cell dimensions changed systematically for AlON and SiAlON compounds.

  6. Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10}: Superstructure and magnetism

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    Doan Nguyen, Sau; Ryan, Kevin [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639 (United States); Chai, Ping [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); Shatruk, Michael [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 (United States); National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Xin, Yan [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Chapman, Karena W.; Chupas, Peter J. [X-Ray Science Division, The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439 (United States); Fronczek, Frank R. [Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (United States); Macaluso, Robin T., E-mail: robin.macaluso@unco.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639 (United States)

    2014-12-15

    Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10} crystals were prepared by Ga-flux method. The superstructure of this compound was studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and diffuse X-ray scattering. Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10} adopts the P6{sub 3}/mmc space group with a=b=4.3227(5) Å, c=16.485(3) Å: the structure features Pr{sub 2}Ga{sub 3} layers alternating with Pt{sub 2}Ga{sub 4} layers along the c-axis. TEM studies and pair distribution function (PDF) analysis of X-ray total scattering data show that Pr{sub 2}Ga{sub 3} layers possess an ordered superstructure (of dimension a′=a√(3)) in which Pr vacancies and Ga atoms are ordered within the ab-plane but disordered along the c-direction. PDF analysis also shows temperature-dependent structural features local to the Pr{sup 3+} ion. Magnetic measurements reveal that Pr{sup 3+} ions order ferrimagnetically below 12.5(2) K. - Graphical abstract: Left: Crystal structure of Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10} showing Pr and Ga vacancies in the Pr{sub 2}Ga{sub 3} plane. Right: Tunneling electron microscopy (TEM) image of Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10}. These vacancies have been studied using TEM and pair distribution function analysis. Magnetic measurements reveal that Pr{sup 3+} ions order ferrimagnetically below 7.8(2) K. - Highlights: • TEM studies indicate a superstructure from Pr and Ga vacancies. • Pair distribution function analyses may point to structural relaxation of vacancies. • Pr{sub 1.33}Pt{sub 4}Ga{sub 10} behaves as a ferromagnet and exhibits a metamagnetic transition.

  7. Photosensitivity of pulsed laser deposited Ge{sub 20}As{sub 20}Se{sub 60} and Ge{sub 10}As{sub 30}Se{sub 60} amorphous thin films

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    Hawlová, P.; Olivier, M.; Verger, F. [Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Studentská 573, 53210 Pardubice (Czech Republic); Nazabal, V. [Chemical Sciences Institute of Rennes (ISCR), Glasses and Ceramics Team, UMR-CNRS 6226, University of Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France); Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Studentská 573, 53210 Pardubice (Czech Republic); Němec, P., E-mail: petr.nemec@upce.cz [Department of Graphic Arts and Photophysics, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Studentská 573, 53210 Pardubice (Czech Republic)

    2013-10-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Amorphous Ge{sub 20}As{sub 20}Se{sub 60}/Ge{sub 10}As{sub 30}Se{sub 60} films are fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. • Photosensitivity of the layers is studied by employing spectroscopic ellipsometry. • As-deposited/relaxed thin films were irradiated by 593, 635, and 660 nm lasers. • Ge{sub 20}As{sub 20}Se{sub 60} layers present almost zero photorefraction in relaxed state. - Abstract: Amorphous Ge{sub 20}As{sub 20}Se{sub 60} and Ge{sub 10}As{sub 30}Se{sub 60} thin films are fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. Prepared films are characterized in terms of their morphology, chemical composition, and optical properties. Special attention is given to the photosensitivity of the layers, which was studied by spectroscopic ellipsometry with as-deposited, annealed and exposed films by three different laser sources (593, 635, and 660 nm). The results show better photostability for Ge{sub 20}As{sub 20}Se{sub 60} thin films, where photoinduced change of optical band gap was found to be equal or less than 0.04 eV and these layers present almost zero photorefraction.

  8. Dispersion management for a sub-10-fs, 10 TW optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier.

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    Tavella, Franz; Nomura, Yutaka; Veisz, Laszlo; Pervak, Vladimir; Marcinkevicius, Andrius; Krausz, Ferenc

    2007-08-01

    We report the amplification of three-cycle, 8.5 fs optical pulses in a near-infrared noncollinear optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (OPCPA) up to energies of 80 mJ. Improved dispersion management in the amplifier by means of a combination of reflection grisms and a chirped-mirror stretcher allowed us to recompress the amplified pulses to within 6% of their Fourier limit. The novel ultrabroad, ultraprecise dispersion control technology presented in this work opens the way to scaling multiterawatt technology to even shorter pulses by optimizing the OPCPA bandwidth.

  9. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of As{sub 30}Te{sub 60}Ga{sub 10} glass

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    Mohamed, Mansour; Abd-Elnaiem, Alaa M.; Abdel-Rahim, M.A.; Hafiz, M.M. [Assiut University, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut (Egypt); Hassan, R.M. [Assiut University, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut (Egypt); Aden University, Physics Department, Faculty of Education-Zingiber, Aden (Yemen)

    2017-08-15

    The crystallization study under non-isothermal conditions of As{sub 30}Te{sub 60}Ga{sub 10} glass was investigated. The studied composition was synthesized by melt-quenching technique and characterized by different techniques such as X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The XRD analysis revealed that the as-prepared and annealed bulk glass of As{sub 30}Te{sub 60}Ga{sub 10} exhibit the amorphous, and polycrystalline nature, respectively. The DSC results showed that the heating rate affects the characteristic temperatures, for instance, the glass transition, onset, and peak crystallization temperatures. Furthermore, some thermal analysis methods such as the Kissinger and Matusita et al., approximations were employed to determine the crystallization parameters: for example Avrami exponent and the activation energies for glass transition and crystallization process. In addition, we have compared the experimental DSC data with the calculated ones based on the Johnson-Mehl-Avrami (JMA) and Sestak-Berggren SB(M,N) models. The results indicated that the SB(M,N) model is more suitable for describing the non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of the investigated composition. (orig.)

  10. Emilite,  Cu<sub>10.72Pb<sub>10.72Bi21.28S48, the last missing link of the bismuthinite-aikinite series?

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    Topa, Dan; H. Paar, Werner; Balic Zunic, Tonci

    2006-01-01

    and a greyish black streak. In refl ected light, it has a greyish white color with a distinct anisotropy and perceptible birefl ectance in air and oil, without internal refl ections. The measured values of refl ectance in air are: 39.4-46.95 (470 nm), 39.21-48.25 (546 nm), 38.98-48.35 (589 nm), 38.30-46.94 (650...

  11. The oxidative potential and biological effects induced by PM{sub 10} obtained in Mexico City and at a receptor site during the MILAGRO Campaign

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    Quintana, Raul [Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City (Mexico); Serrano, Jesus [Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Gomez, Virginia [Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Foy, Benjamin de [Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (United States); Miranda, Javier [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Garcia-Cuellar, Claudia [Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City (Mexico); Vega, Elizabeth [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico City (Mexico); Vazquez-Lopez, Ines [Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City (Mexico); Molina, Luisa T. [Molina Center for Energy and the Environment, CA (United States); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States); Manzano-Leon, Natalia [Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City (Mexico); Rosas, Irma [Centro de Ciencias de la Atmosfera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico); Osornio-Vargas, Alvaro R., E-mail: osornio@ualberta.ca [Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Mexico City (Mexico); Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, 1048 RTF, 8308 114 St, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V2 (Canada)

    2011-12-15

    As part of a field campaign that studied the impact of Mexico City pollution plume at the local, sub-regional and regional levels, we studied transport-related changes in PM{sub 10} composition, oxidative potential and in vitro toxicological patterns (hemolysis, DNA degradation). We collected PM{sub 10} in Mexico City (T{sub 0}) and at a suburban-receptor site (T{sub 1}), pooled according to two observed ventilation patterns (T{sub 0} {yields} T{sub 1} influence and non-influence). T{sub 0} samples contained more Cu, Zn, and carbon whereas; T{sub 1} samples contained more of Al, Si, P, S, and K (p < 0.05). Only SO{sub 4}{sup -2} increased in T{sub 1} during the influence periods. Oxidative potential correlated with Cu/Zn content (r = 0.74; p < 0.05) but not with biological effects. T{sub 1} PM{sub 10} induced greater hemolysis and T{sub 0} PM{sub 10} induced greater DNA degradation. Influence/non-influence did not affect oxidative potential nor biological effects. Results indicate that ventilation patterns had little effect on intrinsic PM{sub 10} composition and toxicological potential, which suggests a significant involvement of local sources. - Highlights: > Transport-related changes in PM{sub 10} composition, oxidative potential and in vitro toxicity were studied. > Cu, Zn, and carbon levels were predominant in urban PM{sub 10}; receptor site PM{sub 10} was rich in soil elements. > SO{sub 4}{sup -2} was the only component increased in PM{sub 10} from the receptor during the influence periods. > PM{sub 10} oxidative potential correlates with Cu/Zn content but not with studied biological effects. > Ventilation patterns had little effect on PM{sub 10} composition and toxicity. - Mexico City ventilation patterns had little effect on the intrinsic PM{sub 10} composition and toxicological potential, which suggests a significant involvement of local sources as opposed to downwind transport.

  12. Effect of vanadium substitution for zirconium on the glass forming ability and mechanical properties of a Zr{sub 65}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5} bulk metallic glass

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    Khademian, Nima, E-mail: nkhademian@gmail.com [Department of Mechanics, Islamshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Gholamipour, Reza [Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shahri, Farzad; Tamizifar, Morteza [Faculty of Engineering and High-Tech., Iran University of Industries and Mines (IUIM), Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-01-05

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The addition of V is effective for a decrease in GFA of Zr-based BMGs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mechanical properties of Zr-based BMGs are enhanced largely due to V addition. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Correlations among the elastic moduli, fracture strength, Vicker's hardness and glass transition for Zr-based BMGs. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Critical resolved shear stress ({tau}) of the Zr{sub 65-x}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5}V{sub x} alloys decreases with the increase of V content. - Abstract: Effect of vanadium on the thermal and mechanical properties of the Zr{sub 65}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5} bulk metallic glass has been studied. The vanadium substitution for zirconium in the bulk metallic glass leads to the decrease of the glass forming ability in constant cooling rate; as well as co-precipitation of Zr{sub 2}Ni and Zr{sub 2}Cu crystalline phases in amorphous matrix. The size of the crystallites are about 20-50 nm in amorphous matrix and they act as a barrier against of rapid propagation of shear bands. In fact, the nanocrystalline phases in amorphous matrix cause the increase of the strain and the quasi-static compression strength about 58% and 20%, respectively.

  13. Study of the C{sub 10}-C{sub 14} paraffins separation by adsorption on 5A zeolite; Etude de la separation des paraffines en C{sub 10}-C{sub 14} par adsorption sur zeolithe 5A

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    Paoli, H.

    2002-11-01

    Surface-active synthesis by the way of LAB (Linear Alkyl Benzene) chain needs linear alkanes between C10 and C14. The petroleum cut used is a mixture of linear and branched paraffins, and therefore a separation is needed. It is realised using of a Simulated Counter Current process, developed and licensed by IFP. The molecular sieve employed, i.e. zeolite 5A, is obtained by ion exchange and thermal treatment from a 4A zeolite. These post synthesis operations modify the adsorbent structure and consequently its adsorption and diffusion properties. After having obtained a range as complete as possible of samples of various exchange ratios and treated in various conditions, we have characterised these adsorbent structures by X-Rays Diffraction. A limited number of structures has been refined by the Rietveld method, on the basis of anomalous diffraction experiments at the Ca K edge. Aluminium NMR was used as well. These structural data allowed to explain adsorption properties modifications of various probe molecules (H{sub 2}O, nC{sub 6}, nC{sub 10} and nC{sub 14}) studied by TPD and diffusion properties modifications studied by Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering. (author)

  14. Multi-watt 589nm fiber laser source

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    DAWSON, J W; DROBSHOFF, A D; BEACH, R J; MESSERLY, M J; PAYNE, S A; BROWN, A; PENNINGTON, D M; BAMFORD, D J; SHARPE, S J; COOK, D J

    2006-01-19

    We have demonstrated 3.5W of 589nm light from a fiber laser using periodically poled stoichiometric Lithium Tantalate (PPSLT) as the frequency conversion crystal. The system employs 938nm and 1583nm fiber lasers, which were sum-frequency mixed in PPSLT to generate 589nm light. The 938nm fiber laser consists of a single frequency diode laser master oscillator (200mW), which was amplified in two stages to >15W using cladding pumped Nd{sup 3+} fiber amplifiers. The fiber amplifiers operate at 938nm and minimize amplified spontaneous emission at 1088nm by employing a specialty fiber design, which maximizes the core size relative to the cladding diameter. This design allows the 3-level laser system to operate at high inversion, thus making it competitive with the competing 1088nm 4-level laser transition. At 15W, the 938nm laser has an M{sup 2} of 1.1 and good polarization (correctable with a quarter and half wave plate to >15:1). The 1583nm fiber laser consists of a Koheras 1583nm fiber DFB laser that is pre-amplified to 100mW, phase modulated and then amplified to 14W in a commercial IPG fiber amplifier. As a part of our research efforts we are also investigating pulsed laser formats and power scaling of the 589nm system. We will discuss the fiber laser design and operation as well as our results in power scaling at 589nm.

  15. Elemental characterization and source apportionment of PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} in the western coastal area of central Taiwan

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    Hsu, Chin-Yu; Chiang, Hung-Che [National Environmental Health Research Center, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli 35053, Taiwan (China); Lin, Sheng-Lun [Super Micro Mass Research and Technology Center, Cheng Shiu University, No. 840, Chengcing Rd., Kaohsiung 83347, Taiwan (China); Chen, Mu-Jean; Lin, Tzu-Yu [National Environmental Health Research Center, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli 35053, Taiwan (China); Chen, Yu-Cheng, E-mail: yucheng@nhri.org.tw [National Environmental Health Research Center, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli 35053, Taiwan (China); Department of Occupational Safety and Health, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China)

    2016-01-15

    ABSTRACT: This study investigated seasonal variations in PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} mass and associated trace metal concentrations in a residential area in proximity to the crude oil refinery plants and industrial parks of central Taiwan. Particle measurements were conducted during winter, spring and summer in 2013 and 2014. Twenty-six trace metals in PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} were analyzed using ICP-MS. Multiple approaches of the backward trajectory model, enrichment factor (EF), Lanthanum enrichment and positive matrix fraction (PMF) were used to identify potential sources of particulate metals. Mean concentrations of PM{sub 10} in winter, spring and summer were 76.4 ± 22.6, 33.2 ± 9.9 and 37.4 ± 17.0 μg m{sup −3}, respectively, while mean levels of PM{sub 2.5} in winter, spring and summer were 47.8 ± 20.0, 23.9 ± 11.2 and 16.3 ± 8.2 μg m{sup −3}, respectively. The concentrations of carcinogenic metals (Ni, As and adjusted Cr(VI)) in PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} exceeded the guideline limits published by WHO. The result of EF analysis confirmed that Mo, Sb, Cd, Zn, Mg, Cr, As, Pb, Cu, Ni and V were attributable to anthropogenic emission. PMF analysis demonstrated that trace metals in PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} were from the similar sources, such as coal combustion, oil combustion and traffic-related emission, except for soil dust and crustal element emissions only observed in PM{sub 10} and secondary aluminum smelter only observed in PM{sub 2.5}. Considering health-related particulate metals, the traffic-related emission and coal combustion for PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5}, respectively, are important to control for reducing potential carcinogenic risk. The results could aid efforts to clarify the impact of source-specific origins on human health. - Highlights: • Multiple approaches to identify sources of PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} metals were used. • Four similar sources contributed to metals in PM{sub 10} and PM{sub 2.5} in the study area. • Six

  16. Half metallic ferromagnetism in tri-layered perovskites Sr{sub 4}T{sub 3}O{sub 10}(T = Co, Rh)

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    Ghimire, Madhav Prasad, E-mail: ghimire.mpg@gmail.com [Faculty of Science, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 3323, Khumaltar, Lalitpur (Nepal); International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0044 (Japan); Thapa, R. K.; Sandeep [Department of Physics, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796-004 (India); Rai, D. P. [Department of Physics, Pachhunga University College, Aizawl 796-001 (India); Sinha, T. P. [Department of Physics, Bose Institute, Kolkata 700-009 (India); Hu, Xiao [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba 305-0044 (Japan)

    2015-02-14

    First-principles density functional theory (DFT) is used to investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of Sr{sub 4}Rh{sub 3}O{sub 10}, a member of the Ruddlesden-Popper series. Based on the DFT calculations taking into account the co-operative effect of Coulomb interaction (U) and spin-orbit couplings (SOC), Sr{sub 4}Rh{sub 3}O{sub 10} is found to be a half metallic ferromagnet (HMF) with total magnetic moment μ{sub tot} = 12 μ{sub B} per unit cell. The material has almost 100% spin-polarization at the Fermi level despite of sizable SOC. Replacement of Rh atom by the isovalent Co atom is considered. Upon full-replacement of Co, a low-spin to intermediate spin transition happens resulting in a HMF state with the total magnetic moment three-time larger (i.e., μ{sub tot} = 36 μ{sub B} per unit cell), compared to Sr{sub 4}Rh{sub 3}O{sub 10}. We propose Sr{sub 4}Rh{sub 3}O{sub 10} and Sr{sub 4}Co{sub 3}O{sub 10} as candidates of half metals.

  17. Design of an 1800nm Raman amplifier

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    Svane, Ask Sebastian; Rottwitt, Karsten

    2013-01-01

    in transmission loss, but also the reduction in the Raman gain coefficient as the amplifier wavelength is increased. Both polarization components of the Raman gain is characterized, initially for linearly co-polarized signal and pump, subsequently linearly polarized orthogonal signal and pump. The noise......We present the experimental results for a Raman amplifier that operates at 1810 nm and is pumped by a Raman fiber laser at 1680 nm. Both the pump laser and the Raman amplifier is polarization maintaining. A challenge when scaling Raman amplifiers to longer wavelengths is the increase...

  18. Coulomb explosion of H{sub 2} induced by a sub-10 fs intense laser pulse; Explosion coulombienne de H{sub 2} induite par une impulsion laser intense sub-10 fs

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    Saugout, S

    2006-12-15

    This work presents an experimental and theoretical study of the interaction of H2 with an intense sub-10 fs-laser pulse. The ejection of the two electrons of the molecule by the laser pulse leads to the fragmentation of the physical sys em in two protons. This process is called Coulomb Explosion. The electronic and nuclear dynamics can be analyzed by measuring the kinetic energy spectra as a function of different laser parameters. This dynamics is also analyzed through a non-perturbative, double active electron theoretical model, based on the resolution of the time dependent Schroedinger equation. In this model, the internuclear distance is treated as a quantum variable. The experimental and theoretical results enlight the translation of the kinetic energy spectra towards a higher energy when the pulse duration decreases. Experimentally, laser pulses from 40 to 10 fs were used and down to 1 fs using theoretical simulations. This study shows that, for laser pulses shorter than 4 fs, the carrier envelope phase becomes a crucial parameter. Furthermore, the molecular dynamics of H2 in intense laser field is sensitive to the peak intensity of the pulse. The experimental and theoretical results show that, as the intensity increases, the kinetic energy spectra are centered around a higher energy. In addition, the presence of two double ionization regimes is theoretically demonstrated for a pulse duration of 4 fs. The H{sub 2} molecule is also sensitive to the temporal shape of the laser pulse. This sensitivity allows for the detection of pre- or post-pulses by measuring the experimental kinetic energy spectra. Finally, the different double ionization processes are studied. The results show that the electron rescattering influences the femtosecond nuclear dynamics. (author)

  19. From Hadronic tau Decays to the Chiral Couplings L{sub 10}{sup r} and C{sub 87}{sup r}

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    Gonzalez-Alonso, Martin, E-mail: Martin.Gonzalez@ific.uv.e [Departament de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, Apt. de Correus 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Pich, Antonio [Departament de Fisica Teorica and IFIC, Universitat de Valencia-CSIC, Apt. de Correus 22085, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Prades, Joaquim [CAFPE and Departamento de Fisica Teorica y del Cosmos, Universidad de Granada, Campus de Fuente Nueva, E-18002 Granada (Spain)

    2009-04-15

    A sum rule analysis of the hadronic tau-decay data can be used to determine the low-energy constants L{sub 10}{sup r}(mu) and C{sub 87}{sup r}(mu). These constants are QCD chiral-order parameters, which appear at order p{sup 4} and p{sup 6}, respectively, in the chiral perturbation theory expansion of the V-A correlator. At order p{sup 4} we obtain L{sub 10}{sup r}(M{sub r}ho)=-(5.22+-0.06).10{sup -3}. Including in the analysis the order p{sup 6} contributions, we get L{sub 10}{sup r}(M{sub r}ho)=-(4.06+-0.39).10{sup -3} and C{sub 87}{sup r}(M{sub r}ho)=(4.89+-0.19).10{sup -3} GeV{sup -2}.

  20. Fugitive dust mitigation for PM{sub 10} attainment in the western Mojave Desert: Recommendations on revegetation

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    Grantz, D.A.; Vaughn, D.L. [Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)]|[Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, CA (United States); Roberts, E. [RES Environmental Inc., Colton, CA (United States)] [and others

    1997-12-31

    Methods to suppress fugitive dust and associated violations of federal PM{sub 10} standards in the western Mojave Desert, following removal of native vegetation by tillage or overgrazing, have been under investigation by a multi-agency task force for several years. Interim recommendations are now possible for this area of high winds, low rainfall, and mostly arable soil with patchy blowing sand. There can be no guarantee of success in any revegetation program in the desert, but the greatest probability of success in this area can be attained by using the native shrub Atriplex canescens, whether direct seeded or transplanted. No additional nitrogen should be added, and excess nitrogen should be removed if possible, perhaps by a preliminary cropping of barley. This will itself stabilize the soil surface in the short term. Young plants should be protected from herbivory and the harsh elements by using plastic cones. Irrigation is helpful if available. In areas located near native populations of rabbitbrush annual plant cover should be burned but no tillage or other soil disturbance should be imposed, as this facilitates invasion of annual species, including russian thistle, and prevents establishment of rabbitbrush. In sandy areas, seeding with Indian ricegrass may be more effective than with A. canescens. For immediate, short-term, mitigation of blowing dust, furrowing alone and installation of windfences may be effective. Rainfall exhibits high annual variability in arid regions. Absence of fugitive dust emissions in rainy periods, associated with ground cover by annual vegetation, is unlikely to survive several years of low, but normal, rainfall. It is precisely during those periods when rainfall is adequate that long-term revegetation with shrubs has the best chance of success.

  1. Evaluation of adenosine preconditioning with {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V in a porcine model of myocardium ischemia and reperfusion injury: preliminary study

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    Ye Fei [Department of Cardiology, Nanjing First Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, 68 Changle Road, Nanjing 210006 (China); Fang Wei [Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital, No. 167 Bei-Li-Shi-Lu, Beijing 100037 (China); Wang Feng, E-mail: fengwang1972cn@gmail.co [Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, 68 Changle Road, Nanjing 210006 (China); State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093 (China); Hua Zichun [State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093 (China); Wang Zizheng [Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nanjing First Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University, 68 Changle Road, Nanjing 210006 (China); Yang Xiang [State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing 210093 (China)

    2011-05-15

    Purpose: The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V for the detection of acute myocardial cell death and to assess the effect of adenosine preconditioning in a porcine model of myocardium ischemia and reperfusion injury (RI). Materials and Methods: {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V was prepared by one-step direct labeling, and RCP and radiostability were tested. The binding of {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V to apoptosis was validated in vitro using camptothecin-induced Jurkat cells. In vivo biodistribution was determined in mice by the dissection method. Ischemia of 20-30 min was induced by balloon occlusion of the epicardial coronary artery of the porcine model (n=14). Adenosine was infused intravenously in six pigs before coronary occlusion. {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V (n=12) was injected intravenously at 1 h after reperfusion. SPECT/CT was acquired at 3 h postinjection. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI was also performed 1 day after His{sub 10}-annexin V imaging. Cardiac tissues were analyzed postmortem using hematoxylin-and-eosin and TUNEL staining. Caspase-3 activity was measured to confirm the presence of apoptosis. Results: {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V had a RCP >98% and high stability 2 h after radiolabeling; it could bind to apoptotic cells with high affinity. Biodistribution of {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin V showed a predominant uptake in the kidney and relatively low uptake in the myocardium, liver and gastrointestinal tract; rapid clearance from blood and kidney was observed. In the untreated group, intense uptake of His{sub 10}-annexin V was visualized in the defect which was shown in MPI, whereas in the adenosine group a mild uptake of {sup 99m}Tc-His{sub 10}-annexin was found in the risk area which showed no defects in the {sup 99m}Tc-MIBI image. TUNEL staining and activated caspase-3 confirmed the ongoing apoptosis in RI. Adenosine preconditioning significantly

  2. Enhanced photocatalytic performance of Er-doped Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Br{sub 10}: Facile synthesis and photocatalytic mechanism

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    Liu, Zhang Sheng, E-mail: lzsliu2008@hotmail.com; Liu, Zhi Lin; Liu, Jin Long; Zhang, Jing Wen; Zhou, Ting Fei; Ji, Xiang

    2016-04-15

    Highlights: • Er-doped Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Br{sub 10} have been prepared via a one-pot solvothermal method. • Er doping drastically improves the photocatalytic activity of Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Br{sub 10}. • The enhanced activity is attributed to effective electron trapping and up-conversion process resulting from Er{sup 3+}. • Holes and super-oxide radicals are main active species. - Abstract: Erbium (Er) doped Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Br{sub 10} samples were successfully prepared by using a solvothermal method. The samples were characterized by XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, BET, DRS, PL and EIS. The photocatalytic activity was evaluated by the degradation of rhodamine B (RhB) and methyl orange (MO) under visible light irradiation. The result shows that Er dopant induces a significant improvement in the photocatalytic activity. 1.0% Er–Bi{sub 24}O{sub 31}Br{sub 10} sample exhibits the best photocatalytic performance. The enhanced photocatalytic activity is attributed to the effective trapping of photogenerated electron by Er{sup 3+} ion and the up-conversion process resulting from Er dopant. In addition, it is found that holes and super-oxide radicals play main role in the photocatalytic degradation of RhB and MO.

  3. Source contributions to PM{sub 2.5} and PM{sub 10} at an urban background and a street location

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    Keuken, M.; Voogt, M.; Moerman, M. [TNO, Utrecht (Netherlands); Blom, M.; Weijers, E.P. [Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN, Petten (Netherlands); Roeckmann, T.; Dusek, U. [Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research IMAU, Utrecht (Netherlands)

    2013-06-15

    The contribution of regional, urban and traffic sources to PM{sub 2.5} and PM{sub 10} in an urban area was investigated in this study. The chemical composition of PM{sub 2.5} and PM{sub 10} was measured over a year at a street location and up- and down-wind of the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands. The {sup 14}C content in EC and OC concentrations was also determined, to distinguish the contribution from 'modern' carbon (e.g., biogenic emissions, biomass burning and wildfires) and fossil fuel combustion. It was concluded that the urban background of PM{sub 2.5} and PM{sub 10} is dominated by the regional background, and that primary and secondary PM emission by urban sources contribute less than 15%. The {sup 14}C analysis revealed that 70% of OC originates from modern carbon and 30% from fossil fuel combustion. The corresponding percentages for EC are, respectively 17% and 83%. It is concluded that in particular the urban population living in street canyons with intense road traffic has potential health risks. This is due to exposure to elevated concentrations of a factor two for EC from exhaust emissions in PM{sub 2.5} and a factor 2-3 for heavy metals from brake and tyre wear, and re-suspended road dust in PM{sub 10}. It follows that local air quality management may focus on local measures to street canyons with intense road traffic.

  4. Structure and thermodynamic stability of UTa 3 O <sub>10 , a U( v )-bearing compound

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    Guo, Xiaofeng; Lipp, Christian; Tiferet, Eitan; Lanzirotti, Antonio; Newville, Matthew; Engelhard, Mark H.; Wu, Di; Ilton, Eugene S.; Sutton, Stephen R.; Xu, Hongwu; Burns, Peter C.; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2016-09-09

    Heating a mixture of uranyl(VI) nitrate and tantalum(V) oxide in the molar ratio of 2 : 3 to 1400 °C resulted in the formation of a new compound, UTa3O<sub>10. The honey colored to yellow brown crystals of UTa3O<sub>10 crystallize in an orthorhombic structure with the space group Fddd (no. 70), lattice parameters a = 7.3947(1), b = 12.7599(2), c = 15.8156(2) Å, and Z = 8. Vertex sharing [TaO6]7- octahedra of two crystallographically distinct Ta cations form a three dimensional tantalate framework. Within this framework, six membered rings of [TaO6]7- octahedra are formed within the (001) plane. The center of these rings is occupied by the uranyl cations [UO2]+, with an oxidation state of +5 for uranium. The pentavalence of U and Ta was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray adsorption spectroscopy. The enthalpy of formation of UTa3O<sub>10 from Ta2O5, β-U3O7, and U3O8 has been determined to be 13.1 ± 18.1 kJ mol-1 using high temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry with sodium molybdate as the solvent at 700 °C. The close to zero enthalpy of formation of UTa3O<sub>10 can be explained by closely balanced structural stabilizing and destabilizing factors, which may also apply to other UM3O<sub>10 compounds.

  5. Development of electrochemical sensor based on β-cyclodextrin/K{sub 10} montmorillonite towards the enhanced electro-catalytic oxidation of isoorientin: A voltammetric study

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    Reddaiah, K. [Electrochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, S.V.U. College of Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 517502, Andhra Pradesh (India); Reddy, T. Madhusudana, E-mail: tmsreddysvu@gmail.com [Electrochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, S.V.U. College of Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 517502, Andhra Pradesh (India); Rao, Y. Subba [Department of Science and Technology–Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence Centre, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 517502, Andhra Pradesh (India); Raghu, P.; Gopal, P. [Electrochemical Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, S.V.U. College of Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 517502, Andhra Pradesh (India)

    2014-04-01

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • A simple procedure for the fabrication of β-CD/K{sub 10} Mt/MCPE. • Developed method was of high sensitive and selective in determining isoorientin. • β-CD/K{sub 10} Mt/MCPE exhibited good reproducibility, stability and low detection limit. • β-CD/K{sub 10} Mt/MCPE was applied for simultaneous resolution of AA, and isoorientin. • Electrode was characterized with SEM, EDS, EIS, CV and DPV. - Abstract: The electrochemical oxidation and interfacial electron transfer behavior of isoorientin at carbon paste electrode (CPE) and carbon paste electrode modified with β-cyclodextrin/K{sub 10} Montmorillonite (β-CD/K{sub 10} Mt/MCPE) have been studied by employing cyclic voltammetry (CV), differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The modified electrode showed excellent electrocatalytic activity towards the determination of isoorientin oxidation in 0.1 M Britton-Robinson (BR) buffer solution of pH 3.0. The electrochemical process was found to be reversible and adsorption controlled. The experimental parameters which influence the determination of isoorientin such as effect of pH, scan rate, concentration, accumulation time, stability and repeatability have been optimized. The peak currents were found to be linear in the range of 2.5 × 10{sup −7} to 2.5 × 10{sup −5} M with the detection limit of 2.95 × 10{sup −7} M, quantification limit of 9.86 × 10{sup −7} M and correlation co-efficient of 0.9994, respectively. The effect of interference was also studied by employing DPV.

  6. Determination of the torsion angles of alanine and glycine residues of model compounds of spider silk (AGG){sub 10} using solid-state NMR methods

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    Ashida, Jun; Ohgo, Kosuke; Komatsu, Kohei; Kubota, Ayumi; Asakura, Tetsuo [Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Biotechnology (Japan)], E-mail: asakura@cc.tuat.ac.jp

    2003-02-15

    Spiders synthesize several kinds of silk fibers. In the primary structure of spider silk, one of the major ampullate (dragline, frame) silks, spidroin 1, and flagelliform silk (core fibers of adhesive spiral), there are common repeated X-Gly-Gly (X = Ala, Leu, Pro, Tyr, Glu, and Arg) sequences, which are considered to be related to the elastic character of these fibers. In this paper, two dimensional spin diffusion solid-state NMR under off magic angle spinning (OMAS), {sup 13}C chemical shift contour plots, and Rotational Echo DOuble Resonance (REDOR) were applied to determine the torsion angles of one Ala and two kinds of Gly residues in the Ala-Gly-Gly sequence of {sup 13}C=O isotope-labeled (Ala-Gly-Gly){sub 10}. The torsion angles were determined to be ({phi}, {psi}) = (-90 deg., 150 deg.) within an experimental error of {+-}10 deg. for each residue. This conformation is characterized as 3{sub 1} helix which is in agreement with the structure proposed from the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of poly(Ala-Gly-Gly). The 3{sub 1} helix of (Ala-Gly-Gly){sub 10} does not change by formic acid treatment although (Ala-Gly){sub 15} easily changes from the silk I conformation (the structure of Bombyx mori silk fibroin before spinning in the solid state) to silk II conformation (the structure of the silk fiber after spinning) by such treatment. Thus, the 3{sub 1} helix conformation of (Ala-Gly-Gly){sub 10} is considered very stable. Furthermore, the torsion angles of the 16th Leu residue of (Leu-Gly-Gly){sub 10} were also determined as ({phi}, {psi}) = (-90 deg., 150 deg.) and this peptide is also considered to take 3{sub 1} helix conformation.

  7. Electrical characteristics of AlO sub x N sub y prepared by oxidation of sub-10-nm-thick AlN films for MOS gate dielectric applications

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    Jeon, S H; Kim, H S; Noh, D Y; Hwang, H S

    2000-01-01

    In this research, the feasibility of ultrathin AlO sub x N sub y prepared by oxidation of sub 100-A-thick AlN thin films for metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) gate dielectric applications was investigated. Oxidation of 51-A-and 98-A-thick as-deposited AlN at 800 .deg. C was used to form 72-A-and 130-A-thick AlO sub x N sub y , respectively. Based on the capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements of the MOS capacitor, the dielectric constants of 72 A-thick and 130 A-thick Al-oxynitride were 5.15 and 7, respectively. The leakage current of Al-oxynitride at low field was almost the same as that of thermal SiO sub 2. based on the CV data, the interface state density of Al-oxynitride was relatively higher than that of SiO sub 2. Although process optimization is still necessary, the Al-oxynitride exhibits some possibility for future MOS gate dielectric applications.

  8. In vitro corrosion and biocompatibility screening of sputtered Ti{sub 40}Cu{sub 36}Pd{sub 14}Zr{sub 10} thin film metallic glasses on steels

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    Subramanian, B., E-mail: subramanianb3@gmail.com

    2015-02-01

    The growth of multi-component thin film metallic glasses (TFMGs) of Ti{sub 40}Cu{sub 36}Pd{sub 14}Zr{sub 10} (at.%) alloys fabricated using magnetron sputtering on bioimplantable 316L stainless steel substrates has been investigated. The vapor–solid quenching during sputtering enables the amorphous phases to be formed. The amorphous films consist of a single glassy phase, as evidenced by a broad hump and no detectable crystalline peaks as observed from XRD and selective area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns. The average surface roughness (Ra) of the coated film as observed from AFM was 0.3 nm. Nanohardness of about 7.7 GPa and Young's modulus of 110 GPa were measured from nanoindentation analysis. The potentiodynamic polarization and impedance measurements showed that coated stainless steel substrates have higher corrosion resistance compared to uncoated SS substrate in simulated body fluid (SBF) solution. The cytotoxicity studies using L929 fibroblast cells showed that these coatings were non-cytotoxic in nature. The interactions between the coated surface and bacteria were investigated by agar diffusion method, solution suspension and wet interfacial contact methods. - Highlights: • Ti-based TFMG coated specimen showed superior corrosion resistance. • Ti-based TFMG coated SS 316L specimen was non-cytotoxic in nature. • Antimicrobial activity of Ti-based TFMG was noticed.

  9. Surfactant assisted synthesis of aluminum doped SrFe{sub 10}Al{sub 2}O{sub 19} hexagonal ferrite

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    Neupane, D., E-mail: dneupane@memphis.edu; Wang, L.; Mishra, S. R. [Department of Physics, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38152 (United States); Poudyal, N.; Liu, J. P. [Department of Physics, The University of Texas, Arlington, Texas 76019 (United States)

    2015-05-07

    M-type aluminum doped SrFe{sub 10}Al{sub 2}O{sub 19} were synthesized via co-precipitation method using cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) as a surfactant. The effects of CTAB content (x = 0, 1, 3, and 9 wt. %) on the formation, structure, morphology, magnetic, and dielectric properties of the SrFe{sub 10}Al{sub 2}O{sub 19} nanoparticles were investigated. X-ray diffraction results show elimination of α-Fe{sub 2}O{sub 3} phase from samples prepared using CTAB. Morphological changes including grain and crystallite size was noticed with the increase in the CTAB content. With the increase in CTAB, powder particles grew in hexagonal plates. A linear increase in saturation magnetization, Ms, with CTAB content was observed from 56.5 emu/g at 0% CTAB to 66.4 emu/g at 9% CTAB. This is a net increase of 17.5% in Ms. The coercivity (Hc ∼ 5700 Oe) of sample reached maximum at 1% CTAB and reduced with further CTAB content reaching to a minimum value of 4488 Oe at 9% CTAB. A slight increase in Curie temperature (735 K) was also observed for samples synthesized using CTAB as compared to that of sample prepared in the absence of CTAB (729 K). Samples synthesized with CTAB show higher dielectric constants as compared to samples prepared without CTAB, while dielectric constant for all samples show decrease in value with the increase in frequency. These results imply that CTAB may act as a crystallization master, controlling the nucleation and growth of SrFe{sub 10}Al{sub 2}O{sub 19} crystal. The study delineates the scope of improving magnetic properties of ferrites without substitution of metal ions.

  10. Spectroscopic study of Eu[sup 3+] in the fluorapatite Sr[sub 10]F[sub 2](PO[sub 4])[sub 6

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    Zounani, A. (Laboratoire de Chimie des Solides, URA 444, Universite Blaise Pascal, F-63177, Aubiere Cedex (France)); Zambon, D. (Laboratoire de Chimie des Solides, URA 444, Universite Blaise Pascal, F-63177, Aubiere Cedex (France)); Cousseins, J.C. (Laboratoire de Chimie des Solides, URA 444, Universite Blaise Pascal, F-63177, Aubiere Cedex (France))

    1994-06-01

    The luminescence of the Eu[sup 3+] ion in the fluorapatite Sr[sub 10]F[sub 2](PO[sub 4])[sub 6], prepared by solid state reaction and by co-precipitation, is reported. For low amounts of Eu[sup 3+], the ion is incorporated into the C[sub s] site of the structure. Some extra emissions are also observed, due to the substitution of O[sup 2-] and OH[sup -] for F[sup -]. Due to this fact, five sites for Eu[sup 3+] are thus optically detected and chemically characterized. ((orig.))

  11. Structural study of modified Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2}O{sub 10+{delta}} phases ({delta} = 0, 0.5, 1): Influence of antimony contribution

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    Sorokina, S.; Enjalbert, R.; Baules, P.; Galy, J. [CNRS, Toulouse (France). Centre d`Elaboration de Materiaux et d`Etudes Structurales; Castro, A. [CSIC, Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Ciencia de Materiales

    1999-05-01

    Three solid solutions of general composition Bi{sub 4{minus}x}Sb{sub x}V{sub 2}O{sub 10}, Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2{minus}y}{sup 4+}V{sub y}{sup 5+}O{sub 10+y/2}, and Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2{minus}z}Sb{sub z}O{sub 11} have been investigated in the fivefold Bi{sub 2}O{sub 3}-V{sub 2}O{sub 5}-V{sub 2}O{sub 4}-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Sb{sub 2}O{sub 5} system. These oxides have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy techniques. Single phases have been isolated for values ranging from 0 to x, z = 0.8 and y = 2. Single crystals of Bi{sub 3.2}Sb{sub 0.8}V{sub 2}O{sub 10}, Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2}O{sub 10.5}, and Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.2}Sb{sub 0.8}O{sub 11} have been grown and their structures determined by X-ray diffraction methods. The three oxides crystallize in the orthorhombic system, space groups F222, Amam, and Fmmm, respectively. Their structures keep the classical two-dimensional array of Aurivillius-like oxides with (Bi, Sb)-O layers interleaved with (V, Sb)-O sheets. It has been found that Sb{sup 3+} is introduced into the bismuth layer, due to its similar sterical behavior, by the presence of a 5s{sup 2} lone pair associated with Sb{sup 3+} and 6s{sup 2} associated with Bi{sup 3+}, whereas Sb{sup 5+} substitutes for the V{sup 5+} cation. All of the substitutions carried out mainly act on the vanadium layer, which can accommodate different coordination polyhedra for cations: tetrahedra for V{sup 5+}, square pyramids and distorted trigonal bipyramids or octahedra for V{sup 4+} and V{sup 5+}, and octahedra for Sb{sup 5+}. This fact can be related to the electrical properties, such as high ionic conduction and ferroelectricity, shown by these types of materials.

  12. Growth of BPO{sub 4} single crystals from Li{sub 2}Mo{sub 3}O{sub 10} flux

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    Xu Guogang, E-mail: xgg_79@yahoo.com.cn [Shandong University of Science and Technology, College of Material Science and Engineering (China); Li Jing; Han Shujuan; Guo Yongjie; Wang Jiyang [Shandong University, State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials (China)

    2010-12-15

    Transparent single crystal of BPO{sub 4} with a typical sizes of 5 x 7 x 9 mm{sup 3} have been grown by the top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) slow-cooling method using Li{sub 2}Mo{sub 3}O{sub 10} as the flux. X-ray powder diffraction result shows that the as-grown crystal was well crystallized and indexed in a tetragonal system. The processing parameters and the effects of the flux on the crystal growth were investigated.

  13. Fermionic T-duality in massive type IIA supergravity on AdS{sub 10-k} x M{sub k}

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    Bakhmatov, Ilya [Kazan Federal University, General Relativity Department, Institute of Physics, Kazan (Russian Federation)

    2016-04-15

    Fermionic T-duality transformation is studied for supersymmetric solutions of massive type IIA supergravity with the metric AdS{sub 10-k} x M{sub k} for k = 3 and 5. We derive the Killing spinors of these backgrounds and use them as input for the fermionic T-duality transformation. The resulting dual solutions form a large family of supersymmetric deformations of the original solutions by complex valued RR fluxes. We observe that the Romans mass parameter does not change under fermionic T-duality, and prove its invariance in the k = 3 case. (orig.)

  14. High power composite cavity fiber laser oscillator at 1120 nm

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    Wang, Jianming; Li, Cheng; Yan, Dapeng

    2017-12-01

    A high power composite cavity fiber laser oscillator at 1120 nm is demonstrated experimentally. Performances of the 1120 nm single fiber laser oscillator and the composite cavity are investigated and compared, and the parasitic oscillation created by the strong amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) can be suppressed effectively in the composite cavity scheme. 2.04-kW 1120-nm signal light with a good beam quality (M2=1.15) is obtained, and the optical conversion efficiency of the composite cavity fiber laser oscillator is about 63% in the experiment. The compact architecture of composite cavity provides an effective scheme for power scaling of long wavelength lasers.

  15. Effect of ball-milling and shot-peening on Zr{sub 55}Al{sub 10}Ni{sub 5}Cu{sub 30} alloys

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    Yamamoto, Tokujiro [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)]. E-mail: toku@imr.tohoku.ac.jp; Takahashi, Tsuyoshi [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Kimura, Hisamichi [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Inoue, Akihisa [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2007-03-14

    Effect of ball-milling and shot-peening on a metallic glass Zr{sub 55}Al{sub 10}Ni{sub 5}Cu{sub 30}, which possesses a large supercooled liquid region, has been investigated by means of differential scanning calorimetry, x-ray diffractometry and transmission electron microscopy. Metallic glassy ribbons, powders and plates were prepared by melt-spinning, gas-atomizing and mold-clamp casting techniques, respectively. No structural changes were observed in both the ribbon and powder specimens by ball-milling for around 100 h; however, the powder specimens were crystallized by Fe contamination when they were ball-milled for 540 h. No structural evolution was also observed when the plate specimens were subjected to shot-peening, while crystallized plate specimens were easily amorphized by mild and short period shot-peening. These results imply high phase stability of the Zr{sub 55}Al{sub 10}Ni{sub 5}Cu{sub 30} metallic glass against deformation.

  16. The ultraviolet irradiation degradation of fluorescent lamp used BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} phosphor

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    Zhang Jiachi, E-mail: zhangjch@lzu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Zhou Meijiao; Liu Bitao; Wen Yan; Wang Yuhua [Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2012-08-15

    The ultraviolet irradiation degradation of lamps using BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} phosphor is investigated. The X-ray photoelectron spectra demonstrate that the oxidation of Eu{sup 2+} is taking place during ultraviolet irradiation in air. The experiment in nitrogen indicates that the oxidation of Eu{sup 2+} is directly related to the oxygen in air and should be mainly responsible for the degradation of Eu{sup 2+}. It reveals that the Mn{sup 2+} centers always remain stable during irradiation but its emission is involved in the energy transfer of Eu{sup 2+}{yields}Mn{sup 2+}. Thus, the oxidation of Eu{sup 2+} also leads to the degradation of Mn{sup 2+}. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ultraviolet irradiation damage of lamp using BaMgAl{sub 10}O{sub 17}:Eu{sup 2+},Mn{sup 2+} is studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Oxidation of Eu{sup 2+} is the main reason for the ultraviolet irradiation damage. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Oxygen in air is the crucial factor for oxidation of Eu{sup 2+} by irradiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Mn{sup 2+} centers always keep stable during the ultraviolet irradiation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Degradation of Mn{sup 2+} is involved in the energy transfer of Eu{sup 2+}{yields}Mn{sup 2+}.

  17. Problems associated with epidemiological studies to evaluate possible health risks of particulate air pollution (especially PM{sub 10}/PM{sub 2.5})

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    Neubert, D. [Benjamin Franklin Medical Center, Free Univ. Berlin (Germany). Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

    2001-07-01

    A causal relationship between the extent of fine particulate air pollution (recent interest concentrates on PM{sub 10}/PM{sub 2,5}) and possible adverse health effects can only be proven to exist, if sufficient medical data on the relevant adverse health effects as well as pertinent information on the extent of the specific exposure are available. In recent years, an abundance of papers on this topic has been published, and in many of them a corresponding association is postulated. The majority of the present data is unsatisfactory and inadequate for risk assessment with relevance for humans, when the same criteria are applied as those today customary in medicine ('evidence-based medicine'). However, the problem is especially difficult to be approached. (orig.) [German] Ein wissenschaftlich ueberzeugender Kausalzusammenhang zwischen dem Ausmass von Staubimmissionen (hier PM{sub 10}/PM{sub 2,5}) und moeglichen Gesundheitsschaedigungen kann nur konstruiert werden, wenn zufriedenstellende medizinische Daten sowohl zu relevanten Erkrankungen als auch zur spezifischen Exposition vorgelegt werden. Inzwischen existieren viele Publikationen zu diesem Thema, und oft wird eine entsprechende Assoziation postuliert. Allerdings sind die meisten bisher zur Beurteilung anstehenden Daten mangelhaft, und fuer eine Risikoabschaetzung mit Relevanz fuer den Menschen weitgehend unzureichend, wenn man die gleichen Kriterien anwendet, die heute in der Medizin ueblich sind ('evidence-based medicine'). Die Fragestellung ist allerdings auch besonders schwierig anzugehen. (orig.)

  18. Nitrogen versus helium: effects of the choice of the atomizing gas on the structures of Fe{sub 50}Ni{sub 30}Si{sub 10}B{sub 10} and Fe{sub 32}Ni{sub 36}Ta{sub 7}Si{sub 8}B{sub 17} powders

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    Zambon, A

    2004-07-15

    Gas atomization can produce, besides a possible significant degree of undercooling, high cooling rates, whose extent depends on the size of the droplets, on their velocity with respect to the surrounding medium, on the thermo-physical properties of both the alloy and the gas, and of course on the operating conditions such as melt overheating and gas-to-metal flow ratio. In this respect it is well-known that the atomizing gas can play a significant role in determining both the powder size distribution and the kind and mix of phases which result from the solidification and cooling processes. The microstructures and solidification morphologies of powders obtained from nitrogen and helium sonic gas atomization of two iron-nickel base glass forming alloys, Fe{sub 50}Ni{sub 30}Si{sub 10}B{sub 10} and Fe{sub 32}Ni{sub 36}Ta{sub 7}Si{sub 8}B{sub 17}, were investigated by means of light microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). The Fe{sub 32}Ni{sub 36}Ta{sub 7}Si{sub 8}B{sub 17} alloy exhibits a higher proneness to the development of amorphous phase than the Fe{sub 50}Ni{sub 30}Si{sub 10}B{sub 10} alloy, while the effect of the higher speed attainable by the stream of helium with respect to that of nitrogen, affords not only to obtain a larger amount of particles in the finer size ranges, but also to affect the relative amounts of phases within the different size fractions.

  19. Role of heat treatment on structural and optical properties of thermally evaporated Ga{sub 10}Se{sub 81}Pb{sub 9} chalcogenide thin films

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    El-Sebaii, A.A., E-mail: ahmedelsebaii@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, 80203 Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia); Khan, Shamshad A. [Department of Physics, St. Andrews College, Gorakhpur 273001 (India); Al-Marzouki, F.M.; Faidah, A.S.; Al-Ghamdi, A.A. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, 80203 Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)

    2012-08-15

    Amorphous chalcogenides, based on Se, have become materials of commercial importance and were widely used for optical storage media. The present work deals with the structural and optical properties of Ga{sub 10}Se{sub 81}Pb{sub 9} ternary chalcogenide glass prepared by melt quenching technique. The glass transition, crystallization and melting temperatures of the synthesized glass were measured by non-isothermal DSC measurements at a constant heating rate of 30 K/min. Thin films of thickness 4000 A were prepared by thermal evaporation techniques on glass/Si (1 0 0) wafer substrate. These thin films were thermally annealed for two hours at three different annealing temperatures of 345, 360 and 375 K, which were in between the glass transition and crystallization temperatures of the Ga{sub 10}Se{sub 81}Pb{sub 9} glass. The structural, morphological and optical properties of as-prepared and annealed thin films were studied. Analysis of the optical absorption data showed that the rules of the non-direct transitions predominate. It was also found that the optical band gap decreases while the absorption coefficient, refractive index and extinction coefficient increase with increasing the annealing temperature. Due to the higher values of absorption coefficient and annealing dependence of the optical band gap and optical constants, the investigated material could be used for optical storage. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Annealing effect on structure and optical band gap has been investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The amorphous nature has been verified by x-ray diffraction and DSC measurements. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal annealing causes a decrease in optical band gap in Ga{sub 10}Se{sub 81}Pb{sub 9} thin films. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The decrease in optical band gap can be interpreted on the basis of amorphous-crystalline phase transformation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Optical absorption data showed that the rules of the non

  20. Atomic structure of Zr{sub 41.2}Ti{sub 13.8}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 10}Be{sub 22.5} bulk metallic glass alloy

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    Hui, X. [State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)], E-mail: huixd01@hotmail.com; Fang, H.Z.; Chen, G.L. [State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Shang, S.L.; Wang, Y. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Qin, J.Y. [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Materials, Ministry of Education, Shandong University - Southern Campus, Jinan 250061 (China); Liu, Z.K. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)

    2009-01-15

    Ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) calculations were performed on the atomic configuration of Zr{sub 41.2}Ti{sub 13.8}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 10}Be{sub 22.5} bulk metallic glass. The local structures were characterized in terms of structure factors (SF), pair correlation functions (PCF), coordinate numbers, bond pairs and Voronoi polyhedra. The glass transition temperature, generalized PCF and SF predicated by AIMD are in good agreement with the experimental data. Icosahedral short-range orders (ISRO) are found to be the most dominant, in view of the presence of the majority of bond pairs with 1551, 1541 and 1431, and Voronoi polyhedra with <0,3,6,1>, <0,2,8,1>, <0,0,12,0> and <0,2,8,4>. Icosahedral medium range orders (IMROs) are formed from icosahedra via the linkage of vertex-, edge-, face- and intercross-shared atoms. The glass structure on the nanometer scale is accumulated by polyhedra through an efficient packing mode. It is suggested that the extraordinary glass-forming ability of this alloy is essentially attributable to the formation of ISRO and IMRO, and the dense packing of atoms.

  1. Atomic displacements effects on the electronic properties of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}

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    Camargo M, J. A. [Fundacion Universitaria Internacional del Tropico Americano, Grupo de Investigacion en Ciencias Basicas, Aplicacion e Innovacion, Carrera 19 No. 39-40, Yopal, Yopal (Colombia); Espitia, D.; Baquero, R., E-mail: jcamargo@unitropico.edu.co [Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Departamento de Fisica, Av. IPN 2508, 07360 Mexico D. F. (Mexico)

    2015-07-01

    The displacements effects of the oxygen atom associated to the Sr-plane (O3) in the electronic properties of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} (Bi-2223), have been investigated using density functional theory. We determined intervals of the O3 atomic positions for which the band structure calculations show that the Bi-O bands, around the high symmetry point M in the irreducible Brillouin zone, emerge towards higher energies avoiding its contribution at Fermi level, as experimentally has been reported. This procedure does not introduce foreign doping elements into the calculation. Our calculations present a good agreement with the angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments. The two options found differ in character (metallic or nonmetallic) of the Bi-O plane. The are not any experiments, to the best of our knowledge, which determine this character for Bi-2223. (Author)

  2. Evaluation of the cone-shaped pickup performance for low charge sub-10 fs arrival-time measurements at free electron laser facilities

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    Aleksandar Angelovski

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available An evaluation of the cone-shaped pickup performance as a part of the high bandwidth bunch arrival-time monitors (BAMs for a low charge sub-10 fs arrival-time measurements is presented. Three sets of pickups are installed at the free electron laser FLASH at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, the quasi-cw SRF accelerator ELBE at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and the SwissFEL injector test facility at Paul Scherrer Institute. Measurements and simulations are in good agreement and the pickups fulfill the design specifications. Utilizing the high bandwidth BAM with the cone-shaped pickups, an improvement of the signal slope by a factor of 10 is demonstrated at ELBE compared to the BAM with a low bandwidth.

  3. Structural relaxations in the bulk amorphous alloy Fe{sub 61}Co{sub 10}Ti{sub 3}Y{sub 6}B{sub 20}

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    Błoch, K., E-mail: 23kasia1@wp.pl; Nabiałek, M.; Gondro, J.

    2017-05-01

    The paper presents studies of annealing effect on the disaccommodation phenomenon in bulk amorphous alloy Fe{sub 61}Co{sub 10}Ti{sub 3}Y{sub 6}B{sub 20}. The investigated sample was prepared by suction-casting method in the form of rod. The annealing process has been performed at temperature well below the crystallisation temperature. The amorphous structure has been confirmed using X-ray diffractometer. The susceptibility and its disaccommodation were determined using completely automated set up. The disaccommodation curve was decomposed into three elementary processes, each of them was described by Gaussian distribution of relaxation times. The obtained results indicate that the disaccommodation phenomenon in studied alloy is related with directional ordering of atom pairs near the free volumes; this is in agreement with H. Kronmüller's theorem.

  4. Material-Device-Circuit Co-optimization of 2D Material based FETs for Ultra-Scaled Technology Nodes.

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    Agarwal, Tarun Kumar; Soree, Bart; Radu, Iuliana; Raghavan, Praveen; Iannaccone, Giuseppe; Fiori, Gianluca; Dehaene, Wim; Heyns, Marc

    2017-07-10

    Two-dimensional (2D) material based FETs are being considered for future technology nodes and high performance logic applications. However, a comprehensive assessment of 2D material based FETs has been lacking for high performance logic applications considering appropriate system level figure-of-merits (FOMs) e.g. delay, and energy-delay product. In this paper, we present guidelines for 2D material based FETs to meet sub-10nm high performance logic requirements focusing on material requirement, device design, energy-delay optimization for the first time. We show the need for 2D materials with smaller effective mass in the transport direction and anisotropicity to meet the performance requirement for future technology nodes. We present novel device designs with one such 2D material (monolayer black-phosphorus) to keep Moore's alive for the HP logic in sub-5 nm gate length regime. With these device proposals we show that below 5 nm gate lengths 2D electrostatistics arising from gate stack design becomes more of a challenge than direct source-to-drain tunneling for 2D material-based FETs. Therefore, it is challenging to meet both delay and energy-delay requirement in sub-5 nm gate length regime without scaling both supply voltage (V DD ) and effective-oxide-thickness (EOT) below 0.5 V and 0.5 nm respectively.

  5. 193 nm photodissociation of acetylene

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    Balko, B. A.; Zhang, J.; Lee, Y. T.

    1991-06-01

    The product translational energy distribution P(ET) for acetylene photodissociation at 193 nm was obtained from the time-of-flight spectrum of the H atom fragments. The P(ET) shows resolved structure from the vibrational and electronic excitation of the C2H fragment; comparison of the translational energy release for given excited states of C2H with the known energy levels of these states gives D0(HCC-H) = 131.4 + or - 0.5 kcal/mol. This value is in agreement with that determined previously in this group from analogous studies of the C2H fragment and with the latest experimental and theoretical work. The high resolution of the experiment also reveals the nature of C2H internal excitation. A significant fraction of the H atoms detected at moderate laser power were from the secondary dissociation of C2H. The P(ET) derived for this channel indicates that most of the C2 is produced in excited electronic states.

  6. 193 nm photodissociation of acetylene

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    Balko, B.A.; Zhang, J.; Lee, Y.T. (Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Berkeley, California 94720 (USA))

    1991-06-15

    The product translational energy distribution {ital P}({ital E}{sub {ital T}}) for acetylene photodissociation at 193 nm was obtained from the time-of-flight spectrum of the H atom fragments. The {ital P}({ital E}{sub {ital T}}) shows resolved structure from the vibrational and electronic excitation of the C{sub 2}H fragment; comparison of the translational energy release for given excited states of C{sub 2}H with the known energy levels of these states gives {ital D}{sub 0}(HCC--H)=131.4{plus minus}0.5 kcal/mol. This value is in agreement with that determined previously in this group from analogous studies of the C{sub 2}H fragment and with the latest experimental and theoretical work. The high resolution of the experiment also reveals the nature of C{sub 2}H internal excitation. A significant fraction of the H atoms detected at moderate laser power were from the secondary dissociation of C{sub 2}H. The {ital P}({ital E}{sub {ital T}}) derived for this channel indicates that most of the C{sub 2} is produced in excited electronic states.

  7. An electron paramagnetic resonance study on Sm{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} in KY{sub 3}F{sub 10} crystals

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    Yamaga, M. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu (Japan); Honda, M. [Faculty of Science, Naruto University of Education, Naruto, Tokushima (Japan); Wells, J.P.R. [FELIX Free Electron Laser Facility, FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics, Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Han, T.P.J.; Gallagher, H.G. [Department of Physics and Applied Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom)

    2000-10-09

    Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectra of Sm{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} ions in KY{sub 3}F{sub 10} single crystals have been measured at X-band microwave frequencies and low temperatures. The EPR lines have been fitted to a tetragonal spin Hamiltonian to determine effective g-values (g{sub parallel},g{sub perpendicular}). The observed g-values, (g{sub parallel} = 0.714(2),g{sub perpendicular} = 0.11(1)), for Sm{sup 3+} are in agreement with those calculated via crystal-field J-mixing of the first excited-state multiplet {sup 6}H{sub 7/2} into the groundstate multiplet {sup 6}H{sub 5/2} of Sm{sup 3+} as the second-order perturbation. On the other hand, the observed g-values, (g{sub parallel}=5.363(5), g{sub perpendicular}=1.306(2)) for Yb{sup 3+} are coincident with those calculated via mixing in only the groundstate multiplet {sup 2}F{sub 7/2} as the first-order perturbation because the first excited-state multiplet {sup 2}F{sub 5/2} lies above {approx}10,000 cm{sup -1} from the groundstate. The groundstate eigenfunctions of Sm{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} obtained from the EPR results are close to those calculated from a C{sub 4v} symmetry crystal-field analysis applied to their optical transitions. The distortions of the Sm{sup 3+} and Yb{sup 3+} complexes in KY{sub 3}F{sub 10} are discussed in the term of the crystal-field Hamiltonian in comparison with LiYF{sub 4}. (author)

  8. Structural and microstructural study of nanostructured Fe{sub 50}Al{sub 40}Ni{sub 10} powders produced by mechanical alloying

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    Hadef, F., E-mail: hadef77@yahoo.fr [Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Physico-chimie des Surfaces et Interfaces, Universite de Skikda, B.P.26 Skikda (Algeria); Otmani, A. [Laboratoire de Recherche sur la Physico-chimie des Surfaces et Interfaces, Universite de Skikda, B.P.26 Skikda (Algeria); Djekoun, A. [Laboratoire de Magnetisme et Spectroscopie des Solide, Universite de Annaba, B.P.12 Annaba (Algeria); Greneche, J.M. [Laboratoire de Physique de l' Etat Condense, UMR CNRS 6087 Universite du Maine, 72085 Le Mans (France)

    2011-08-15

    A nanostructured Fe{sub 50}Al{sub 40}Ni{sub 10} mixture was prepared by mechanical alloying of elemental Fe, Al and Ni powders in a planetary ball mill. Structural and microstructural changes during the milling process were followed by X-ray diffraction technique. The patterns so obtained were analyzed using the Maud program. An ordered B2 FeAl phase is formed after 1 h of milling. The observed lattice expansion is related to the production of antisite defects; Fe{sub Al} and Al{sub Fe}. During the intermediate stages of milling, the mechanical alloying process gives rise to a mixture of two BCC {alpha}{sub i}-Fe(Al,Ni) (i = 1,2) structures with the same crystallite size but different lattice parameters, microstrains and proportions. The BCC {alpha}{sub 2}-Fe(Al,Ni) disappeared after 4 h, only the B2 FeAl and BCC {alpha}{sub 1}-Fe(Al,Ni) solid solution persist over prolonged milling times. - Research highlights: {yields} Fe{sub 50}Al{sub 40}Ni{sub 10} was prepared by MA from Fe, Al and Ni powders in a planetary ball mill. {yields} B2 FeAl is formed after 1 h of MA. Lattice expansion is related to Fe{sub Al} and Al{sub Fe} defects. {yields} MA gives rise to 2 BCC structures with the same L but different a, <{sigma}{sup 2}>{sup 1/2} and %.

  9. Evidence of magnetic dipolar interaction in micrometric powders of the Fe{sub 50}Mn{sub 10}Al{sub 40} system: Melted alloys

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    Perez Alcazar, G.A., E-mail: gpgeperez@gmail.com [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360, Cali (Colombia); Unidad Asociada ICMM-IMA, Apdo. 155, 28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain); Zamora, L.E. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360, Cali (Colombia); Unidad Asociada ICMM-IMA, Apdo. 155, 28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain); Tabares, J.A.; Piamba, J.F. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360, Cali (Colombia); Gonzalez, J.M. [Unidad Asociada ICMM-IMA, Apdo. 155, 28230 Las Rozas, Madrid (Spain); Greneche, J.M. [LUNAM, Universite du Maine, Institut des Molecules et Materiaux du Mans, UMR CNRS 6283, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France); Martinez, A. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, P.O. Box 155, 28230 Las Rozas (Spain); Romero, J.J. [Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC, C/Kelsen 5, 28049, Madrid (Spain); Marco, J.F. [Instituto de Quimica Fisica Rocasolano, CSIC, C/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2013-02-15

    Powders of melted disordered Fe{sub 50}Mn{sub 10}Al{sub 40} alloy were separated at different mean particle sizes as well as magnetically and structurally characterized. All the samples are BCC and show the same nanostructure. Particles larger than 250 {mu}m showed a lamellar shape compared to smaller particles, which exhibited a more regular form. All the samples are ferromagnetic at room temperature and showed reentrant spin-glass (RSG) and superparamagnetic (SP)-like behaviors between 30 and 60 K and 265 and > 280 K, respectively, as a function of frequency and particle size. The freezing temperature increases with increasing particle size while the blocking one decreases with particle size. The origin of these magnetic phenomena relies in the internal disordered character of samples and the competitive interaction of Fe and Mn atoms. The increase of their critical freezing temperature with increasing mean particle size is due to the increase of the magnetic dipolar interaction between the magnetic moment of each particle with the field produced by the other magnetic moments of their surrounding particles. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The effect of particle size in microsized powders of Fe{sub 50}Mn{sub 10}Al{sub 40} melted disordered alloy is studied. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dipolar magnetic interaction between particles exists and this changes with the particle size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer For all the particle sizes the reentrant spin- glass and the superparamagnetic-like phases exist. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer RSG and SP critical temperatures increase with increasing the dipolar magnetic interaction (the mean particle size).

  10. Nanometer-scale lithography on microscopically clean graphene

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    Dorp, W.F. van; Zhang, X.; Feringa, B.L.; Wagner, J.B.; Hansen, T.W.; Hosson, J.Th.M. De

    2011-01-01

    Focused-electron-beam-induced deposition, or FEBID, enables the fabrication of patterns with sub-10 nm resolution. The initial stages of metal deposition by FEBID are still not fundamentally well understood. For these investigations, graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms in a hexagonal

  11. Crystal structure, ionic conductivity and dielectric relaxation studies in the (C{sub 5}H{sub 10}N){sub 2}BiBr{sub 5} compound

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    Masmoudi, W., E-mail: masmoudiwafa1@yahoo.fr [Unite de Recherche de Chimie Industrielle et Materiaux, ENIS, BP 1173, Sfax (Tunisia); Kamoun, S.; Ayedi, H.F. [Unite de Recherche de Chimie Industrielle et Materiaux, ENIS, BP 1173, Sfax (Tunisia); Guidara, K. [Laboratoire de l' Etat Solide, Faculte des Sciences de Sfax 3018, Sfax (Tunisia)

    2012-07-01

    The synthesis and crystal structure of the bis (3-dimethylammonium-1-propyne) pentabromobismuthate(III) salt are given in the present paper. After an X-ray investigation, it has been shown that the title compound crystallizes at 298 K in a centrosymmetric monoclinic system, in the space group C{sub 2}/c with the following lattice parameters a=12.9034(3) A, b=19.4505(6) A, c=8.5188(2) A, {beta}=102.449(2). Not only were the impedance spectroscopy measurements of (C{sub 5}H{sub 10}N){sub 2}BiBr{sub 5} carried out from 209 Hz to 5 MHz over the temperature range of 318 K-373 K, but also its ac conductivity evaluated. Besides, the dielectric relaxation was examined using the modulus formalism. Actually, the near values of activation energies obtained from the impedance and modulus spectra confirms that the transport is of an ion hopping mechanism, dominated by the motion of the H{sup +} ions in the structure of the investigated material.

  12. Ionic fragmentation of a natural product, limonene (C{sub 10}H{sub 16}), following core [C 1s] photoionization

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    Castilho, R.B. de [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, Ilha do Fundao, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Nunez, C.V. [Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, INPA, Manaus, Amazonas (Brazil); Coutinho, L.H. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, Ilha do Fundao, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Lago, A.F. [Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron (LNLS), Campinas, SP (Brazil); Bernini, R.B. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, Ilha do Fundao, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Souza, G.G.B. de [Instituto de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria, Ilha do Fundao, 21949-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)], E-mail: gerson@iq.ufrj.br

    2007-03-15

    Photoionization of the limonene [C{sub 10}H{sub 16}] molecule was studied for the first time following C 1s ionization, using synchrotron radiation and time-of-fight mass spectrometry. As a reference for further analysis of the photon induced fragmentation of the limonene molecule, the He(I) mass spectrum was also obtained. Previously unreported singly charged species have been observed at 310 eV: H{sup +}, C{sup +}, CH{sup +}, CH{sub 2}{sup +}, CH{sub 3}{sup +}. A close similarity has been observed between the high photon energy mass spectrum and the standard electron impact mass spectrum of limonene, obtained at 70 eV. In particular, the base peak [C{sub 5}H{sub 8}{sup +}, m/q = 68], known to result from a Retro Diels-Alder reaction, remains the same in both cases. Approximate values for the mean kinetic energy were determined for all ionic species.

  13. Preparation and characterization of active Ni/MgO in oxidative steam reforming of n-C{sub 4}H{sub 10}

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    Sato, Katsutoshi [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu Oita City, Oita 870-1192 (Japan); Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan); Sago, Fumiaki; Nagaoka, Katsutoshi; Takita, Yusaku [Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Oita University, 700 Dannoharu Oita City, Oita 870-1192 (Japan)

    2010-06-15

    Oxidative steam reforming of n-C{sub 4}H{sub 10} over MgO-supported Ni catalysts is described. The Ni/MgO catalysts were prepared by the impregnation method from aqueous Ni(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} precursor solutions at two pH values. Ni/MgO prepared at pH 7 exhibited considerably higher activity than Ni/MgO prepared from a conventional acidic aqueous precursor solution (pH 3.5). The H{sub 2} formation rate for the modified Ni/MgO was up to 2.3 times that for conventional Ni/MgO under a high space velocity of 1660 L(h g){sup -1}. Furthermore, after reduction at high temperature (1273 K), the modified Ni/MgO showed a higher H{sub 2} formation rate than did Rh/MgO. The superior performance of the modified Ni/MgO was ascribed to stronger resistance to oxidation of Ni{sup 0} due to the formation of relatively large Ni{sup 0} particles. (author)

  14. Volume and enthalpy relaxation in Zr{sub 55}Cu{sub 30}Ni{sub 5}Al{sub 10} bulk metallic glass

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    Haruyama, O., E-mail: haruyama@ph.noda.tus.ac.jp [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda 278-8510 (Japan); Nakayama, Y.; Wada, R. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda 278-8510 (Japan); Tokunaga, H. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ube National College of Technology, Ube 755-8555 (Japan); Okada, J.; Ishikawa, T. [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace, Exploration Agency, Tsukuba 305-8505 (Japan); Yokoyama, Y. [Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan)

    2010-03-15

    The structural relaxation in a Zr{sub 55}Cu{sub 30}Ni{sub 5}Al{sub 10} bulk metallic glass was investigated by volume and enthalpy relaxation at various temperatures. The relaxation kinetics was well described by a stretched exponential relaxation function, {Phi}(t)=exp[-(t/{tau}){sup {beta}}]. The Kohlrausch index, {beta}, ranged from 0.35 to 0.69, while the temperature dependence of relaxation time, {tau} was best fitted by the Vogel-Fulcher-Tanmmann formula, {tau}(T)={tau}{sub 0}exp[D{sup *}T{sub 0}/(T-T{sub 0})], with {tau}{sub 0} = 1.1 x 10{sup -14} s, D{sup *} = 44.2 and T{sub 0} = 311 K. Atomic volumes in the equilibrium liquid region were measured by the electrostatic levitation method and these volumes, together with volumes of relaxed glasses, were better described by the Cohen-Grest model than by the Cohen-Turnbull model.

  15. Lattice potential energy and thermochemical properties of ethylenediamine dihydrochloride (C{sub 2}H{sub 10}N{sub 2}Cl{sub 2})

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    Liu Yupu [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252059, Shandong Province (China); Di Youying, E-mail: diyouying@126.co [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252059, Shandong Province (China); He Donghua; Kong Yuxia; Yang Weiwei; Dan Wenyan [College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng 252059, Shandong Province (China)

    2010-04-15

    Ethylenediamine dihydrochloride (C{sub 2}H{sub 10}N{sub 2}Cl{sub 2})(s) was synthesized. The crystal structure of the compound has been determined by X-ray crystallography. The lattice potential energy and ionic radius of the cation of the compound were obtained from the crystallographic data. Molar enthalpies of dissolution of the compound in double-distilled water under various values of molality were determined at T = 298.15 K by an isoperibol solution-reaction calorimeter. Following to Pitzer's theory, the molar enthalpy of dissolution of the compound at infinite dilution (DELTA{sub sol}H{sub m}{sup i}nfinity) and the Pitzer parameters (beta{sub MX}{sup (0)L} and beta{sub MX}{sup (1)L}) were obtained. The values of relative apparent molar enthalpies (PHI{sub L}), relative partial molar enthalpies (L-bar{sub 2}) of the compound and relative partial molar enthalpies (L-bar{sub 1}) of the solvent at different concentrations m/(mol . kg{sup -1}) were derived from the experimental values of the enthalpies of dissolution of the compound. Finally, the hydration enthalpy of the cation of the substance was calculated by designing a thermochemical cycle.

  16. Low temperature study of micrometric powder of melted Fe{sub 50}Mn{sub 10}Al{sub 40} alloy

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    Zamora, Ligia E. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360 Cali (Colombia); Perez Alcazar, G.A., E-mail: gpgeperez@gmail.com [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360 Cali (Colombia); Tabares, J.A. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A. A. 25360 Cali (Colombia); Romero, J.J. [Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC, C/Kelsen 5, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Martinez, A. [Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, P.O. Box 155, Las Rozas, 28230 Madrid (Spain); Gonzalez, J.M. [Unidad Asociada ICMM-IMA, c/Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain); Palomares, F.J. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, C/Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid (Spain); Marco, J.F. [Instituto de Quimica-Fisica Rocasolano, CSIC, c/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2012-06-15

    Melted Fe{sub 50}Mn{sub 10}Al{sub 40} alloy powder with particle size less than 40 {mu}m was characterized at room temperature by XRD, SEM and XPS; and at low temperatures by Moessbauer spectrometry, ac susceptibility, and magnetization analysis. The results show that the sample is BCC ferromagnetic but with a big contribution of paramagnetic sites, and presents super-paramagnetic and re-entrant spin-glass phases with critical temperatures of 265 and 35 K, respectively. The presence of the different phases detected is due to the disordered character of the sample and the competitive magnetic interactions. The obtained values of the saturation magnetization and the coercive field as a function of temperature present a behavior which indicates a ferromagnetic phase. However, the behavior of the FC curve and that of the coercive field as a function of temperature suggest that the dipolar magnetic interaction between particles contributes to the internal magnetic field in the same way as was reported for nanoparticulate powders.

  17. Advances in 750 nm VECSELs (Conference Presentation)

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    Saarinen, Esa J.; Ranta, Sanna; Lyytikäinen, Jari; Saarela, Antti; Sirbu, Alexei; Iakovlev, Vladimir; Kapon, Eli; Guina, Mircea

    2017-03-01

    Lasers operating in the transmission window of tissue at wavelengths between 700 and 800 nm are needed in numerous medical and biomedical applications, including photodynamic therapy and fluorescence microscopy. However, the performance of diode lasers in this spectral range is limited by the lack of appropriate compound semiconductors. Here, we review our recent research on 750 nm VECSELs. Two approaches to reaching the 750 nm wavelength will be discussed. The first approach relies on intra-cavity frequency doubling a wafer-fused 1500 nm VECSEL. The VECSEL gain chip comprises a GaAs-based DBR and an InP-based gain section, which allows for optical pumping with low-cost commercial diodes at 980 nm. With this scheme we have achieved watt-level output powers and tuning of the laser wavelength over a 40 nm band at around 750 nm. The second approach is direct emission at 750 nm using the AlGaAs/GaAs material system. In this approach visible wavelengths are required for optical pumping. However, the consequent higher costs compared to pumping at 980 nm are mitigated by the more compact laser setup and prospects of doubling the frequency to the ultraviolet range.

  18. Water soluble nano-scale transient material germanium oxide for zero toxic waste based environmentally benign nano-manufacturing

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    Almuslem, A. S.

    2017-02-14

    In the recent past, with the advent of transient electronics for mostly implantable and secured electronic applications, the whole field effect transistor structure has been dissolved in a variety of chemicals. Here, we show simple water soluble nano-scale (sub-10 nm) germanium oxide (GeO) as the dissolvable component to remove the functional structures of metal oxide semiconductor devices and then reuse the expensive germanium substrate again for functional device fabrication. This way, in addition to transiency, we also show an environmentally friendly manufacturing process for a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Every year, trillions of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics are manufactured and billions are disposed, which extend the harmful impact to our environment. Therefore, this is a key study to show a pragmatic approach for water soluble high performance electronics for environmentally friendly manufacturing and bioresorbable electronic applications.

  19. Water soluble nano-scale transient material germanium oxide for zero toxic waste based environmentally benign nano-manufacturing

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    Almuslem, A. S.; Hanna, A. N.; Yapici, T.; Wehbe, N.; Diallo, E. M.; Kutbee, A. T.; Bahabry, R. R.; Hussain, M. M.

    2017-02-01

    In the recent past, with the advent of transient electronics for mostly implantable and secured electronic applications, the whole field effect transistor structure has been dissolved in a variety of chemicals. Here, we show simple water soluble nano-scale (sub-10 nm) germanium oxide (GeO2) as the dissolvable component to remove the functional structures of metal oxide semiconductor devices and then reuse the expensive germanium substrate again for functional device fabrication. This way, in addition to transiency, we also show an environmentally friendly manufacturing process for a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. Every year, trillions of complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) electronics are manufactured and billions are disposed, which extend the harmful impact to our environment. Therefore, this is a key study to show a pragmatic approach for water soluble high performance electronics for environmentally friendly manufacturing and bioresorbable electronic applications.

  20. 100-nm gate lithography for double-gate transistors

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    Krasnoperova, Azalia A.; Zhang, Ying; Babich, Inna V.; Treichler, John; Yoon, Jung H.; Guarini, Kathryn; Solomon, Paul M.

    2001-09-01

    The double gate field effect transistor (FET) is an exploratory device that promises certain performance advantages compared to traditional CMOS FETs. It can be scaled down further than the traditional devices because of the greater electrostatic control by the gates on the channel (about twice as short a channel length for the same gate oxide thickness), has steeper sub-threshold slope and about double the current for the same width. This paper presents lithographic results for double gate FET's developed at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center. The device is built on bonded wafers with top and bottom gates self-aligned to each other. The channel is sandwiched between the top and bottom polysilicon gates and the gate length is defined using DUV lithography. An alternating phase shift mask was used to pattern gates with critical dimensions of 75 nm, 100 nm and 125 nm in photoresist. 50 nm gates in photoresist have also been patterned by 20% over-exposure of nominal 100 nm lines. No trim mask was needed because of a specific way the device was laid out. UV110 photoresist from Shipley on AR-3 antireflective layer were used. Process windows, developed and etched patterns are presented.

  1. Levels of C{sub 10}-C{sub 13} polychloro-n-alkanes in marine mammals from the Arctic and the St. Lawrence River estuary

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    Tomy, G.T.; Muir, D.C.G.; Stern, G.A.; Westmore, J.B.

    2000-05-01

    Marine mammals from various regions of the Arctic and the St. Lawrence River estuary were examined for the first time for levels of C{sub 10}--C{sub 13} polychloro-n-alkanes (sPCAs). Respective mean total sPCA concentrations in the blubber of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from Saqqaq and Nuussuaq, western Greenland, were 0.23 {+-} 0.02 (n = 2) and 0.164 {+-} 0.06 {micro}g/g (n = 2), similar to that in beluga from the Mackenzie Delta in the western Canadian Arctic 0.21 {+-} 0.08 {micro}g/g (m = 3). sPCAs levels were higher in beluga blubber from the St. Lawrence River (0.37 to 1.4 {micro}g/g). Mean sPCA concentrations in the blubber samples from walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) (Thule, northwest Greenland) and ringed seal (Phoca hispida) (Eureka, southwest Ellesmere Island) were 0.43 {+-} 0.06 (n = 2) and 0.53 {+-} 0.2 {micro}g/g (n = 6), respectively. Relative to commercial sPCA formulations, samples from the Arctic marine mammals showed a predominance of the shorter chain length lower percent chlorinated PCA congeners, the more volatile components of industrial formulations. This observation is consistent with long-range atmospheric transport of sPCAs to this region. The profiles of the belugas from the St. Lawrence River estuary, however, had higher proportions of the less volatile sPCA congeners, implying that contamination to this region is probably from local sources.

  2. Synthesis, structural and electrical properties of [C{sub 2}H{sub 10}N{sub 2}][(SnCl(NCS){sub 2}]{sub 2}

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    Karoui, Sahel [Laboratoire genie de materiaux et environnement, ENIS, BP.1173,3038- Sfax, Universite de Sfax (Tunisia); Kamoun, Slaheddine, E-mail: slah.kamoun@gmail.com [Laboratoire genie de materiaux et environnement, ENIS, BP.1173,3038- Sfax, Universite de Sfax (Tunisia); Jouini, Amor [Laboratoire de Chimie du Solide, Departement de Chimie, Faculte des Sciences de Monastir, 5019 Monastir (Tunisia)

    2013-01-15

    Synthesis, structural and electrical properties are given for a new organic stannous pseudo halide material. The structure of the [C{sub 2}H{sub 10}N{sub 2}][(SnCl(NCS){sub 2}]{sub 2} reveals that the adjacent Sn(II) centres are bridged by a pair of SCN{sup -} anions to form a 1-D array giving rise to the anionic chains (SnCl(NCS){sub 2}){sub n}{sup n-}. These chains are themselves interconnected by means of N-H Horizontal-Ellipsis Cl(S) hydrogen bonds originating from the organic cation [(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}(CH{sub 2}){sub 2}]{sup 2+}. The AC impedance measurements were performed as a function of both frequency and temperature. The electrical conduction and dielectric relaxation have been studied. The activation energy associated with the electrical relaxation determined from the electric modulus spectra was found close to that of the activation energy obtained for DC conductivity. The conduction mechanisms are attributed to the quantum mechanical tunneling model in phase I and to the proton hopping among hydrogen vacancies in phase II. - Graphical abstract: Atomic coordination in [C2H10N2][SnCl(NCS)2)2]. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer X-ray diffraction analysis shows the 1D network character of the structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer DSC experiments show a phase transition at 336 K. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The AC conductivity is interpreted in terms of Jonsher's law. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two conduction mechanisms are proposed for phase I and II.

  3. Microstructure and magnetic properties of Ce{sub 10+x}Fe{sub 84−x}B{sub 6} nanocrystalline ribbons versus preparation conditions

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    Grigoras, M.; Lostun, M., E-mail: mlostun@phys-iasi.ro; Stoian, G.; Herea, D.D.; Chiriac, H.; Lupu, N.

    2017-06-15

    Highlights: • Nanocrystalline ribbons obtained by two different routes, are compared. • The best route for hard magnetic properties is: amorphous ribbons-optimal annealed. • Magnetic properties of Ce–Fe–B ribbons are directly dependent on the content of Ce. • Using the proper annealing conditions, magnetic properties can be easily tailored. • Ribbons with good potential into manufacturing of permanent magnets, were obtained. - Abstract: Results on the magnetic and structural properties of Ce{sub 10+x}Fe{sub 78−x}B{sub 6} (x = 0, 2, 4, 6) ribbons with good potential for the manufacturing of permanent magnets are presented. Ce–Fe–B based ribbons have been prepared by melt-spinning technique. The as-spun ribbons reveal either amorphous or nanocrystalline structure depending on the velocity of the wheel. In order to obtain ribbons with optimum nanocrystalline structure and magnetic properties, the as-spun ribbons with amorphous structure were annealed for different periods of time at temperatures ranging between 650 and 750 °C. It was found that the nanocrystalline ribbons obtained by optimal annealing of amorphous precursors presented better magnetic properties compared to the nanocrystalline ribbons obtained directly by rapid quenching from the melt. The best magnetic properties have been obtained for the amorphous Ce{sub 14}Fe{sub 80}B{sub 6} ribbons after annealing at 700 °C for 20 min. when the coercivity was about 6.08 kOe, remanence about 7.7 kG and energy product of 8.21 MGOe.

  4. Deuterated-xylene (xylene-d{sub 10}; EJ301D): A new, improved deuterated liquid scintillator for neutron energy measurements without time-of-flight

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    Becchetti, F.D.; Raymond, R.S.; Torres-Isea, R.O. [Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Di Fulvio, A.; Clarke, S.D.; Pozzi, S.A. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Febbraro, M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (United States)

    2016-06-01

    In conjunction with Eljen Technology, Inc. (Sweetwater,TX) we have designed, constructed, and evaluated a 3 in. ×3 in. deuterated-xylene organic liquid scintillator (C{sub 8}D{sub 10}; EJ301D) as a fast neutron detector. Similar to deuterated benzene (C{sub 6}D{sub 6}; NE230, BC537, and EJ315) this scintillator can provide good pulse-shape discrimination between neutrons and gamma rays, has good timing characteristics, and can provide a light spectrum with peaks corresponding to discrete neutron energy groups up to ca. 20 MeV. Unlike benzene-based detectors, deuterated xylene is less volatile, less toxic, is not known to be carcinogenic, has a higher flashpoint, and hence is much safer for many applications. In addition EJ301D can provide slightly more light output and better PSD than deuterated-benzene scintillators. We show that, as with deuterated-benzene scintillators, the light-response spectra can be unfolded to provide useable neutron energy spectra without need for time-of-flight (ToF). An array of these detectors arranged at many angles close to a reaction target can be much more effective (×10 to ×100 or more) than an array of long-path ToF detectors which must utilize a narrowly-bunched and pulse-selected beam. As we demonstrate using a small Van de Graaff accelerator, measurements can thus be performed when a bunched and pulse-selected beam (as needed for time-of-flight) is not available.

  5. Laser hypersensitisation using 266nm light

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    Sørensen, Henrik Rokkjær; Canning, J.; Kristensen, Martin

    2005-01-01

    UV hypersensitisation using CW 266 nm light on hydrogenated Ge-doped fibre is reported. The optimum sensitisation fluence is found to be in the range of 5 to 10 kJ/cm2, coinciding with previous results obtained using 355 nm light, indicating the same end-process used in the photochemical reaction...

  6. Laser Damage Growth in Fused Silica with Simultaneous 351 nm and 1053 nm irradiation

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    Norton, M A; Carr, A V; Carr, C W; Donohue, E E; Feit, M D; Hollingsworth, W G; Liao, Z; Negres, R A; Rubenchik, A M; Wegner, P J

    2008-10-24

    Laser-induced growth of optical damage often determines the useful lifetime of an optic in a high power laser system. We have extended our previous work on growth of laser damage in fused silica with simultaneous 351 nm and 1053 nm laser irradiation by measuring the threshold for growth with various ratios of 351 nm and 1053 nm fluence. Previously we reported that when growth occurs, the growth rate is determined by the total fluence. We now find that the threshold for growth is dependent on both the magnitude of the 351 nm fluence as well as the ratio of the 351 nm fluence to the 1053 nm fluence. Furthermore, the data suggests that under certain conditions the 1053 nm fluence does not contribute to the growth.

  7. Integrated Active and Passive Polymer Optical Components with nm to mm Features

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    Christiansen, Mads Brøkner; Schøler, Mikkel; Kristensen, Anders

    2007-01-01

    We present wafer-scale fabrication of integrated active and passive polymer optics with nm to mm features. First order DFB lasers, defined in dye doped SU-8 resist are integrated with SU-8 waveguides.

  8. Integrated Active and Passive Polymer Optical Components with nm to mm Features

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    Christiansen, Mads Brøkner; Schøler, Mikkel; Kristensen, Anders

    2007-01-01

    We present wafer-scale fabrication of integrated active and passive polymer optics with nm to mm features. First order DFB lasers, defined in dye doped SU-8 resist are integrated with SU-8 waveguides.......We present wafer-scale fabrication of integrated active and passive polymer optics with nm to mm features. First order DFB lasers, defined in dye doped SU-8 resist are integrated with SU-8 waveguides....

  9. Channel length scaling and the impact of metal gate work function ...

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    terest, particularly for the investigation of sub-10 nm field-effect transistors [1–3]. As the channel length is reduced from one transistor generation to the next, there is more and more interest in device behaviour and performance at the ballistic limit. The ballistics MOSFET was first examined by Natori [4]. Later, Harrison et al [5].

  10. Raster Shaped Beam Pattern Generation for 70 nm Photomask Production

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    Newman, Thomas H.; Finklestein, Ira; Kao, Huei-Mei; Krishnaswami, Sriram; Long, Darryn; Lozes, Richard L.; Pearce-Percy, Henry T.; Sagle, Allan L.; Varner, Jeffrey K.; Winter, Stacey; Gesley, Mark A.; Abboud, Frank E.

    2002-12-01

    Photomask complexity is rapidly increasing as feature sizes are scaled down and as optical proximity correction (OPC) methods become widespread. The growing data content of critical mask levels requires that pattern generator solutions be adapted to maintain productivity. Raster shaped beam (RSB) technology has been developed to enable the production of 70 nm photomasks and the development of 50 nm masks. RSB is built on and extends the capability of the 50 kV MEBES platform. The beam is shaped as it is scanned, printing the mask pattern on a calibrated flash grid. Complex OPC patterns are efficiently tiled by combining a relatively small maximum shape size with a high flash rate of 100 MHz. The maximum shape size and the current density can be adjusted to match a wide set of mask applications. Proximity effects are corrected with dose modulation using a real-time computation.

  11. Sub-100 nm wrinkling of polydimethylsiloxane by double frontal oxidation.

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    Nania, Manuela; Foglia, Fabrizia; Matar, Omar K; Cabral, João T

    2017-02-02

    We demonstrate nanoscale wrinkling on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) at sub-100 nm length scales via a (double) frontal surface oxidation coupled with a mechanical compression. The kinetics of the glassy skin propagation is resolved by neutron and X-ray reflectivity, and atomic force microscopy, combined with mechanical wrinkling experiments to evaluate the resulting pattern formation. In conventional PDMS surface oxidation, the smallest wrinkling patterns attainable have an intrinsic lower wavelength limit due to the coupling of skin formation and front propagation at fixed strain εprestrain, whose maximum is, in turn, set by material failure. However, combining two different oxidative processes, ultra-violet ozonolysis followed by air plasma exposure, we break this limit by fabricating trilayer laminates with excellent interfacial properties and a sequence of moduli and layer thicknesses able to trivially reduce the surface topography to sub-100 nm dimensions. This method provides a powerful, yet simple, non-lithographic approach to extend surface patterning from visible to the deep UV range.

  12. 810nm, 980nm, 1470nm and 1950nm diode laser comparison: a preliminary "ex vivo" study on oral soft tissues

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    Fornaini, Carlo; Merigo, Elisabetta; Sozzi, Michele; Selleri, Stefano; Vescovi, Paolo; Cucinotta, Annamaria

    2015-02-01

    The introduction of diode lasers in dentistry has several advantages, mainly consisting on the reduced size, reduced cost and possibility to beam delivering by optical fibers. At the moment the two diode wavelengths normally utilized in the dental field are 810 and 980 nm for soft tissues treatments. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of four different diode wavelengths: 810, 980, 1470 and 1950 nm diode laser for the ablation of soft tissues. Several samples of veal tongue were exposed to the four different wavelengths, at different fluences. The internal temperature of the soft tissues, in the area close to the beam, was monitored with thermocouple during the experiment. The excision quality of the exposed samples have been characterized by means of an optical microscope. Tissue damages and the cut regularity have been evaluated on the base of established criteria. The lowest thermal increase was recorded for 1950 nm laser. Best quality and speed of incision were obtained by the same wavelength. By evaluating epithelial, stromal and vascular damages for all the used wavelengths, the best result, in terms of "tissue respect", have been obtained for 1470 and 1950 nm exposures. From the obtained results 1470 and 1950 nm diode laser showed to be the best performer wavelengths among these used in this "ex vivo" study, probably due to their greatest affinity to water.

  13. Radiation Failures in Intel 14nm Microprocessors

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    Bossev, Dobrin P.; Duncan, Adam R.; Gadlage, Matthew J.; Roach, Austin H.; Kay, Matthew J.; Szabo, Carl; Berger, Tammy J.; York, Darin A.; Williams, Aaron; LaBel, K.; hide

    2016-01-01

    In this study the 14 nm Intel Broadwell 5th generation core series 5005U-i3 and 5200U-i5 was mounted on Dell Inspiron laptops, MSI Cubi and Gigabyte Brix barebones and tested with Windows 8 and CentOS7 at idle. Heavy-ion-induced hard- and catastrophic failures do not appear to be related to the Intel 14nm Tri-Gate FinFET process. They originate from a small (9 m 140 m) area on the 32nm planar PCH die (not the CPU) as initially speculated. The hard failures seem to be due to a SEE but the exact physical mechanism has yet to be identified. Some possibilities include latch-ups, charge ion trapping or implantation, ion channels, or a combination of those (in biased conditions). The mechanism of the catastrophic failures seems related to the presence of electric power (1.05V core voltage). The 1064 nm laser mimics ionization radiation and induces soft- and hard failures as a direct result of electron-hole pair production, not heat. The 14nm FinFET processes continue to look promising for space radiation environments.

  14. Writing time estimation of EB mask writer EBM-9000 for hp16nm/logic11nm node generation

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    Kamikubo, Takashi; Takekoshi, Hidekazu; Ogasawara, Munehiro; Yamada, Hirokazu; Hattori, Kiyoshi

    2014-10-01

    The scaling of semiconductor devices is slowing down because of the difficulty in establishing their functionality at the nano-size level and also because of the limitations in fabrications, mainly the delay of EUV lithography. While multigate devices (FinFET) are currently the main driver for scalability, other types of devices, such as 3D devices, are being realized to relax the scaling of the node. In lithography, double or multiple patterning using ArF immersion scanners is still a realistic solution offered for the hp16nm node fabrication. Other lithography candidates are those called NGL (Next Generation Lithography), such as DSA (Directed-Self-Assembling) or nanoimprint. In such situations, shot count for mask making by electron beam writers will not increase. Except for some layers, it is not increasing as previously predicted. On the other hand, there is another aspect that increases writing time. The exposure dose for mask writing is getting higher to meet tighter specifications of CD uniformity, in other words, reduce LER. To satisfy these requirements, a new electron beam mask writer, EBM-9000, has been developed for hp16nm/logic11nm generation. Electron optical system, which has the immersion lens system, was evolved from EBM-8000 to achieve higher current density of 800A/cm2. In this paper, recent shot count and dose trend are discussed. Also, writing time is estimated for the requirements in EBM-9000.

  15. Photomask development for 90-nm technology

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    Zhang, Yuan; Cottle, Rand; Mackay, Scott; Xiao, Guangming; Unruh, James; Progler, Christopher J.

    2005-01-01

    To accelerate the time-to-market of advanced photomasks, Photronics launched its 90nm program in spring 2003. The program included three learning cycles and a technology transfer phase. Both 90nm test masks and product masks from leading integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and foundries were exercised through the cycles. Stringent success criteria were set based on a survey of leading customers" requirements and the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). Hundreds of binary masks, embedded attenuated phase shift masks (EAPSMs), and alternating aperture phase shift masks (AAPSMs) were produced throughout the program. All targets were exceeded. This paper describes program success criteria, complexity of customer requirements, 90nm test vehicle design, and efforts on improving critical dimension (CD) uniformity and registration. Results in positive and negative chemically amplified resist (CAR) and tunable etching for AAPSM are shown. Details on AAPSM undercut optimization, intensity and CD imbalance are reported.

  16. 1550-nm wavelength-tunable HCG VCSELs

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    Chase, Christopher; Rao, Yi; Huang, Michael; Chang-Hasnain, Connie

    2014-02-01

    We demonstrate wavelength-tunable VCSELs using high contrast gratings (HCGs) as the top output mirror on VCSELs, operating at 1550 nm. Tunable HCG VCSELs with a ~25 nm mechanical tuning range as well as VCSELs with 2 mW output power were realized. Error-free operation of an optical link using directly-modulated tunable HCG VCSELs transmitting at 1.25 Gbps over 18 channels spaced by 100 GHz and transmitted over 20 km of single mode fiber is demonstrated, showing the suitability of the HCG tunable VCSEL as a low cost source for WDM communications systems.

  17. Crystallographic and magnetic descriptions of a novel erbium rich aluminide: Er{sub 10}Co{sub 1+x}Al{sub 3−x} (x = 0.30)

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    Nasri, N. [Unité de Recherche de Chimie des Matériaux et de l’Environnement, ISSBAT, Université de Tunis El Manar, 9 av. Dr. Zoheir Safi, 1006 Tunis (Tunisia); Pasturel, M., E-mail: mathieu.pasturel@univ-rennes1.fr [Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Chimie du Solide et Matériaux, UMR CNRS 6226, Université Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, bât. 10A, 263 av. Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France); Dorcet, V. [Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Chimie du Solide et Matériaux, UMR CNRS 6226, Université Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, bât. 10A, 263 av. Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France); Belgacem, B.; Ben Hassen, R. [Unité de Recherche de Chimie des Matériaux et de l’Environnement, ISSBAT, Université de Tunis El Manar, 9 av. Dr. Zoheir Safi, 1006 Tunis (Tunisia); Tougait, O. [Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Chimie du Solide et Matériaux, UMR CNRS 6226, Université Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, bât. 10A, 263 av. Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex (France)

    2015-11-25

    A novel erbium rich ternary intermetallic compound, Er{sub 10}Co{sub 1+x}Al{sub 3−x} (x = 0.30) has been discovered in the Er–Co–Al ternary system. It crystallizes in a hexagonal ordered variant of the Co{sub 2}Al{sub 5}-type in presence of substitutions on two adjacent crystallographic positions. The magnetic behaviour is mainly dominated by an antiferromagnetic ordering observed at T{sub N} = 12.7(7) K. - Highlights: • An erbium rich aluminide, Er{sub 10}Co{sub 1+x}Al{sub 3−x}, has been identified and characterized. • It crystallizes in its own ordered variant of the hexagonal Co{sub 2}Al{sub 5}-type. • It orders antiferromagnetically below T{sub N} = 12.7(7) K.

  18. Electrical Analysis of 65 nm PMOS Based on SOI Technology

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    Adrus, Syed Muhamad Firdauz Bin Syed; Abdullah, Mohd. Hanapiah Bin; Rusop, Mohamad

    2009-06-01

    This paper describes the fabrication and the performance analysis of 65 nm PMOS using Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology. As the technology evolved towards minimizing the scaling size, the scaling activity has it own limitations. The Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) is the primary method used to overcome the scaling limitation. In this paper, the 65 nm PMOS device with 0.4 μm thickness of Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Technology was fabricated and the performance of the devices was analyzed by focusing on the electrical characteristics of Id-Vd and Id-Vg curves for bulk PMOS and the one with SOI technology. The fabrication process simulation and electrical characteristic was simulated using SILVACO TCAD ATHENA and ATLAS simulator. A very promising results were obtained, the device with SOI technology shows improvement in drain saturation current of Idsat = -269 uA/um from -257 uA/um of bulk PMOS (with increment of 4.7%) and the SOI device exhibits lower threshold voltage of pVth(SOI) = -0.2165 V compared to pVth(bulk) = -0.2367 V (with decrement of 8.5%). It could also be seen that a higher Id-Vg curve obtained for SOI device which means higher drain current produced at lower control voltage thus contribute to a faster switching mechanism with low leakage over the bulk, all these would lead to a device with low power consumption and at the same time exhibit faster performance.

  19. Effect of crystallization on soft magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Fe{sub 80}B{sub 10}Si{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}Cu{sub 1} alloy

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    Hosseini-Nasb, Farzad, E-mail: f.hosseininasab@modares.ac.ir [Department of Nanotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-143, Tehran 1411713116 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Beitollahi, Ali, E-mail: beitolla@iust.ac.ir [School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran Universities of Science and Technology, Tehran 1684613114 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Moravvej-Farshi, Mohammad Kazem, E-mail: farshi_k@modares.ac.ir [Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-194, Tehran 1411713116 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-01-01

    The crystallization processes that occur in amorphous melt-spun ribbons of nominal composition Fe{sub 80}B{sub 10}Si{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}Cu{sub 1} during preparation and heat treatment affect the soft magnetic properties of this alloy. Fe{sub 80}B{sub 10}Si{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}Cu{sub 1} alloys are prepared by different quenching rates (wheel speeds of 10, 20 and 40 m/s) and their soft magnetic properties are studied. The XRD data reveal that as the wheel speed increases, the fraction of crystallinity and the Fe–Si grain size both decrease. These data also show that the sample prepared by the wheel speed of 10 m/s exhibits α-Fe particles on its free surface. The data for the samples prepared by the wheel speed of 20 and 40 m/s are in good agreement with the HRTEM images. VSM measurements show that these nanostructured samples exhibit coercivity in the range of 3–21 A/m and magnetic saturation in the range of 1.55–1.78 T. - Highlights: • Fe{sub 80}B{sub 10}Si{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}Cu{sub 1} alloys are prepared by different quenching rates and their soft magnetic properties are studied. • Soft magnetic properties of the Fe{sub 80}B{sub 10}Si{sub 8}Nb{sub 1}Cu{sub 1} alloys are shown to strongly depend on their microstructures, specifically on the grain size. • XRD patterns and HRTEM images taken for the samples are in good agreement. • VSM measurements indicate the coercivities and magnetic saturations are in the ranges of 3–21 A/m and 1.55–1.78 T, respectively.

  20. Electronic, magnetic and optical properties of reduced hybrid layered complex Ni(pyz)V{sub 4}O{sub 10} (pyz=C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}) by first-principles

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    Munir, Junaid; Mat Isa, Ahmad Radzi [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia); Yousaf, Masood [IBS Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan 689-798 (Korea, Republic of); Aliabad, H.A. Rahnamaye [Department of Physics, Hakim Sabzevari University (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Ain, Qurat-ul [Key Laboratory for Laser Plasamas (MOE) & Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240 (China); Saeed, M.A., E-mail: saeed@utm.my [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor (Malaysia)

    2016-10-15

    This article reports the electronic, structure, magnetic and optical properties of reduced hybrid layered complex Ni(pyz)V{sub 4}O{sub 10} (pyz=C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}) studied by employing density functional theory with local density approximation (LDA), generalized gradient approximation (GGA) of Perdew–Burke–Ernzerhof-96 (PBE) and modified Becke–Johnson (mBJ) exchange-correlation potential and energy. The band structure and density of states of these compounds are also presented. The total density of states (DOS) for up and down spin states clearly split, which means that the exchange interaction causes the ordered spin arrangement. PBE-mBJ calculation reveals a wider band gap in spin down state, which shows a half-metallic electronic character at the equilibrium state. The spin-polarized calculations indicate metallic nature in orthorhombic crystalline phase. It is also noted that the optical conductivity for PBE-mBJ is larger than that of LDA and PBE-GGA. Furthermore, the results show a half-metallic ferromagnetic ground state for Ni(pyz)V{sub 4}O{sub 10} in PBE-mBJ potential. The present results suggest Ni(pyz)V{sub 4}O{sub 10} compound as a potential candidate for the future optoelectronic and spintronic applications. - Highlights: • First study of the electronic, structure, magnetic and optical properties of reduced hybrid layered complex Ni(pyz)V{sub 4}O{sub 10} (pyz=C{sub 4}H{sub 4}N{sub 2}) by first principles. • PBE-mBJ calculation reveals a wider band gap in spin down state indicating its half-metallic electronic character. • The large spin magnetic moment on Ni and V cations indicates the ferromagnetic interaction which makes this compound suitable candidate for spintronics applications. • An optical band gap reveals that this compound is also useful for the application in optoelectronics.

  1. Functional engineering of perovskite nanosheets. Impact of lead substitution on exfoliation in the solid solution RbCa{sub 2-x}Pb{sub x}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10}

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    Ziegler, Christian; Lotsch, Bettina V. [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Department of Chemistry, University of Munich (LMU), Munich (Germany); Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) and Center for Nanoscience (CeNS), Munich (Germany); Dennenwaldt, Teresa [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Duesseldorf (Germany); Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Weber, Daniel; Duppel, Viola; Kamella, Claudia; Tuffy, Brian; Moudrakovski, Igor [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Podjaski, Filip [Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany); Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Scheu, Christina [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Duesseldorf (Germany)

    2017-11-17

    Tuning the chemical composition and structure for targeted functionality in two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets has become a major objective in the rapidly growing area of 2D materials. In the context of photocatalysis, both miniaturization and extending the light absorption of UV active photocatalysts are major assets. Here, we investigate the solid solution between two photocatalytic systems known from literature to evolve H{sub 2} from water/methanol under UV - RbCa{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10} (E{sub g} = 3.7 eV) - and visible light irradiation - RbPb{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10} (E{sub g} = 3.0 eV) - by synthesizing hypothetical RbCa{sub 2-x}Pb{sub x}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10}. While the calcium niobate can easily be exfoliated into individual nanosheets via cation-proton exchange and subsequent treatment with tetra-n-butylammonium hydroxide (TBAOH), the lead niobate barely yields nanosheets. Spectroscopic and microscopic analysis suggest that this is caused by volatilization of Pb during synthesis, leading to a local 3D linkage of RbPb{sub 2}Nb{sub 3}O{sub 10} perovskite units with Pb deficient units. On the one hand, this linkage progressively prevents exfoliation along with an increasing Pb content. On the other hand, introducing Pb into the perovskite blocks successively leads to bandgap narrowing, thus gradually enhancing the light harvesting capability of the solid solution. Finding a compromise between this narrowing of the bandgap and the possibility of exfoliation, visible light sensitized nanosheets can be engineered in good yield for an initial molar ratio of Ca:Pb ≥ 1:1. (copyright 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  2. Martensitic transition, inverse magnetocaloric effect and shape memory characteristics in Mn{sub 48−x}Cu{sub x}Ni{sub 42}Sn{sub 10} Heusler alloys

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    Liu, Changqin [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Li, Zhe [Reasearch center for magnetic materials and devices & Key Laboratory for Advanced Functional and Low Dimensional Materials of Yunnan Higher Education Institute, Qujing Normal University, Qujing 655011 (China); Zhang, Yuanlei [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Reasearch center for magnetic materials and devices & Key Laboratory for Advanced Functional and Low Dimensional Materials of Yunnan Higher Education Institute, Qujing Normal University, Qujing 655011 (China); Liu, Yang; Sun, Junkun; Huang, Yinsheng; Kang, Baojuan [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Xu, Kun [Reasearch center for magnetic materials and devices & Key Laboratory for Advanced Functional and Low Dimensional Materials of Yunnan Higher Education Institute, Qujing Normal University, Qujing 655011 (China); Deng, Dongmei [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China); Jing, Chao, E-mail: cjing@staff.shu.edu.cn [Department of Physics, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444 (China)

    2017-03-01

    In this paper, we have systematically prepared a serials of polycrystalline Mn{sub 48−x}Cu{sub x}Ni{sub 42}Sn{sub 10} alloys (x=0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12) and investigated the influence of the Cu doping on martensitic transition (MT) as well as magnetic properties. Experimental results indicate that the MT temperature and the martensite Curie temperature (T{sub c}{sup M}) shift to high temperature with increasing the substitution of Cu (from Mn rich alloy to Ni rich alloy), while the austenite Curie temperature (T{sub c}{sup A}) is almost unchanged. It was found that the structures undergo L2{sub 1} and 4O with the increasing of Cu concentration near room temperature. Therefore, the magnetostructural transition can be tuned by appropriate Cu doping in these alloys. Moreover, we mainly studied the multiple functional properties for inverse magnetocaloric effect and shape memory characteristics associated with the martensitic transition. A large positive isothermal entropy change of Mn{sub 48}Ni{sub 42}Sn{sub 10} was obtained, and the maximum transition entropy change achieves about 48 J/kg K as x=8. In addition, a considerable temperature-induced spontaneous strain with the value of 0.16% was obtained for Mn{sub 48}Ni{sub 42}Sn{sub 10} alloys.

  3. Room-temperature multiferroic and magnetocapacitance effects in M-type hexaferrite BaFe{sub 10.2}Sc{sub 1.8}O{sub 19}

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    Tang, Rujun, E-mail: tangrj@suda.edu.cn, E-mail: yanghao@nuaa.edu.cn; Zhou, Hao; You, Wenlong [Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Thin Films, College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy, Soochow University, Suzhou 215006 (China); Yang, Hao, E-mail: tangrj@suda.edu.cn, E-mail: yanghao@nuaa.edu.cn [College of Science, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106 (China)

    2016-08-22

    The room-temperature multiferroic and magnetocapacitance (MC) effects of polycrystalline M-type hexaferrite BaFe{sub 10.2}Sc{sub 1.8}O{sub 19} have been investigated. The results show that the magnetic moments of insulating BaFe{sub 10.2}Sc{sub 1.8}O{sub 19} can be manipulated by the electric field at room temperature, indicating the existence of magnetoelectric coupling. Moreover, large MC effects are also observed around the room temperature. A frequency dependence analysis shows that the Maxwell-Wagner type magnetoresistance effect is the dominant mechanism for MC effects at low frequencies. Both the magnetoelectric-type and non-magnetoelectric-type spin-phonon couplings contribute to the MC effects at high frequencies with the former being the dominant mechanism. The above results show that the hexaferrite BaFe{sub 10.2}Sc{sub 1.8}O{sub 19} is a room-temperature multiferroic material that can be potentially used in magnetoelectric devices.

  4. Synthesis, thermal and electrical properties of Al-doped Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.8}Cu{sub 0.2}O{sub 10.7}

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    Essalim, R.; Ammar, A.; Tanouti, B. [Laboratoire des Sciences des Matériaux Inorganiques et leurs Applications (LASMIA), Equipe Matériaux à Faible Dimensionnalité(EMAFAD), Faculté des Sciences, Semlalia, Av. My Abdellah, B.P. 2390 Marrakech (Morocco); Mauvy, F., E-mail: fabrice.mauvy@cnrs.fr [Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB) CNRS UPR 9048, Université de Bordeaux, 87, Av. Dr A. Schweitzer, 33608 Pessac (France)

    2016-08-15

    Partial substitution of copper with aluminum in Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.8}Cu{sub 0.2}O{sub 10.7} has led to the Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.8}Cu{sub 0.2−x}Al{sub x}O{sub 10.7+x/2} solid solution. X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis have shown that the compounds with x=0.05 and x=0.10 are tetragonal with γ′ form of Bi{sub 4}V{sub 2}O{sub 11}, while the compound with x=0.15 is of β polymorph. The effect of Al{sup 3+} doping on electrical conductivity has been studied using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. The electrical conductivity of doped samples along with the amount of Al{sup 3+} has been studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in the temperature range 250–700 °C. The slope changes observed in the Arrhenius plots agree with the microstructural transitions occurring in these compounds. The highest ionic conductivity values are obtained for the sample with x=0.05. - Graphical abstract: Arrhenius plots of the electrical conductivity of the of Bi{sub 4}V{sub 1.8}Cu{sub 0.2−x}Al{sub x}O{sub 10.7+x/2} compounds. Display Omitted.

  5. Materials challenges for sub-20nm lithography

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    Thackeray, James W.

    2011-04-01

    This paper discusses the future of resist materials for sub-20nm lithography. It is my contention that polymer-bound PAG based resists will be used to 16nm node. There has been enough progress in resolution and sensitivity to justify the use of these materials. PBP resists have shown that the principal demerit of acid diffusion can be overcome through attachment of the PAG anion to the lithographic polymer. Since the introduction of this chemically amplified resist approach, we have seen steady improvement in resolution, sensitivity, and LWR. We have also seen improvement in OOB response, outgassing, and pattern collapse. There is no doubt that continuous improvement is still required for these resist systems. We believe that increasing the overall resist quantum yield for acid generation substantially improves the shot noise problem thereby leading to faster high resolution resist materials. Using a 0.30NA EUV tool with dipole, we can achieve 22nm hp resolution, with 12mJ dose, and 4.2nm LWR.

  6. 130-nm tunable grating-mirror VCSEL

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    Chung, Il-Sug; Mørk, Jesper

    2014-01-01

    We have reported that a combination of the high-index-contrast grating (HCG) mirror as movable mirror and the extended cavity configuration with an antireflection layer can provide a tuning wavelength range of 100 nm for tunable VCSELs. Here, we report that using the air-coupled cavity configurat......We have reported that a combination of the high-index-contrast grating (HCG) mirror as movable mirror and the extended cavity configuration with an antireflection layer can provide a tuning wavelength range of 100 nm for tunable VCSELs. Here, we report that using the air-coupled cavity...... configuration instead of the extended cavity configuration can bring 130-nm tuning range around 1330-nm wavelength. The air-coupled cavity is known to reduce the quantum confinement factor in VCSELs, increasing threshold. In our air-coupled cavity HCG VCSEL case, the very short power penetration length...... in the HCG minimizes this reduction of the quantum confinement factor, not as significant as in the air-coupled cavity DBR VCSEL....

  7. Alveolar macrophage accumulation rates, for 28 nm and 250 nm PSL, are mediated by separate mechanisms

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    Moss, O R; Wong, V A, E-mail: moss@thehamner.or [Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27509-2137 (United States)

    2009-02-01

    When macrophages accumulate 28 nm and 250 nm diameter polystyrene latex (PSL) beads, the accumulation rates should reflect differences in molecular and cellular function. We used a confocal microscope to measure the accumulation rates of nanoparticles by F344-rat-alveolar macrophages (approx25,000 cells adhered to a 0.7 cm{sup 2} surface). Over the cells were layered 0.1 ml of media, and 0.1 ml of media-with-beads. Fresh cells were introduced for each exposure scenario. The maximum possible individual macrophage exposures were as follows: 8x10{sup 6}, 8x10{sup 5}, and 8x10{sup 4} 28 nm beads per macrophage; and 8x10{sup 4} and 1.12x10{sup 4} 250 nm beads per macrophage. Accumulation rates were estimated over 23 minutes. The increase in bead accumulation-rate matched changes in bead-availability: 7x increase for 250 nm beads; 100x increase for 28 nm beads; and 700x increase for all bead availabilities. The maximum sustained 28 nm bead accumulation rate was > 30,000 /min (for 5 min). Increases in bead accumulation could be explained by two mechanisms: bead-diffusion; and, for the macrophage, macropinocytosis. Also for the highest concentrations of 28 nm beads, we saw a colligative threshold - possibly due to beads masking the cell surface or obstructing cellular mechanisms.

  8. Alveolar macrophage accumulation rates, for 28 nm and 250 nm PSL, are mediated by separate mechanisms

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    Moss, O. R.; Wong, V. A.

    2009-02-01

    When macrophages accumulate 28 nm and 250 nm diameter polystyrene latex (PSL) beads, the accumulation rates should reflect differences in molecular and cellular function. We used a confocal microscope to measure the accumulation rates of nanoparticles by F344-rat-alveolar macrophages (~25,000 cells adhered to a 0.7 cm2 surface). Over the cells were layered 0.1 ml of media, and 0.1 ml of media-with-beads. Fresh cells were introduced for each exposure scenario. The maximum possible individual macrophage exposures were as follows: 8x106, 8x105, and 8x104 28 nm beads per macrophage; and 8x104 and 1.12x104 250 nm beads per macrophage. Accumulation rates were estimated over 23 minutes. The increase in bead accumulation-rate matched changes in bead-availability: 7x increase for 250 nm beads; 100x increase for 28 nm beads; and 700x increase for all bead availabilities. The maximum sustained 28 nm bead accumulation rate was > 30,000 /min (for 5 min). Increases in bead accumulation could be explained by two mechanisms: bead-diffusion; and, for the macrophage, macropinocytosis. Also for the highest concentrations of 28 nm beads, we saw a colligative threshold -- possibly due to beads masking the cell surface or obstructing cellular mechanisms.

  9. Mathematical modeling of 980-nm and 1320-nm endovenous laser treatment.

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    Mordon, Serge R; Wassmer, Benjamin; Zemmouri, Jaouad

    2007-03-01

    Endovenous laser treatment (ELT) has been proposed as an alternative in the treatment of reflux of the great saphenous vein (GSV) and small saphenous vein (SSV). Numerous studies have since demonstrated that this technique is both safe and efficacious. ELT was presented initially using diode lasers of 810 nm, 940 nm, and 980 nm. Recently, a 1,320-nm Nd:YAG laser was introduced for ELT. This study aims to provide mathematical modeling of ELT in order to compare 980 nm and 1,320 nm laser-induced damage of saphenous veins. The model is based on calculations describing light distribution using the diffusion approximation of the transport theory, the temperature rise using the bioheat equation, and the laser-induced injury using the Arrhenius damage model. The geometry to simulate ELT was based on a 2D model consisting of a cylindrically symmetric blood vessel including a vessel wall and surrounded by an infinite homogenous tissue. The mathematical model was implemented using the Macsyma-Pdease2D software (Macsyma, Inc., Arlington, MA). Calculations were performed so as to determine the damage induced in the intima tunica, the externa tunica and inside the peri-venous tissue for 3 mm and 5 mm vessels (considered after tumescent anesthesia) and different linear endovenous energy densities (LEED) usually reported in the literature. Calculations were performed for two different vein diameters: 3 mm and 5 mm and with LEED typically reported in the literature. For 980 nm, LEED: 50 to 160 J/cm (CW mode, 2 mm/second pullback speed, power: 10 W to 32 W) and for 1,320 nm, LEED: 50 to 80 J/cm (pulsed mode, pulse duration 1.2 milliseconds, peak power: 135 W, repetition rate 30 Hz to 50 Hz). Numerical simulations are in agreement with LEED reported in clinical studies. Mathematical modeling shows clearly that 1,320 nm, with a better absorption by the vessel wall, requires less energy to achieve wall damage. In the 810-1,320-nm range, blood plays only a minor role. Consequently, the

  10. Observations of equatorial F region plasma bubbles using simultaneous OI 777.4 nm and OI 630.0 nm imaging: New results

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    Abalde, J. R.; Fagundes, P. R.; Bittencourt, J. A.; Sahai, Y.

    2001-12-01

    Simultaneous observations of the OI 630.0 nm and OI 777.4 nm nightglow emissions using all-sky imaging systems and ionospheric radio sounding using a Canadian Advanced Digital Ionosonde (CADI) digisonde have been recently carried out at São José dos Campos (23.21°S, 45.86°W), Brazil. The all-sky imaging systems use novel CCD devices, with high quantum efficiency and which provide an exceptional capacity for quantitative measurement of faint- and low-contrast emissions. On October 23-24, 2000 (high solar activity), the presence of large-scale F region plasma irregularities (plasma bubbles) was observed using both techniques (i.e., optical and radio). The high-resolution images, recorded using the OI 777.4 nm nightglow emission, show a new striated or ray-like pattern, which has not been detected before. These OI 777.4 nm optical observations show for the first time, in great detail, the field-aligned ionospheric plasma bubble structures, in contrast with the OI 630.0 nm images, which show a diffuse image of the bubbles. The optical signatures of the OI 777.4 nm emission are more closely related to the actual ionospheric bubble structure, owing to its prompt emission and dependence only on the electron density, with no F layer height dependence. On the other hand, the OI 630.0 nm emission comes from the bottomside of the F layer with a strong F layer height dependence and shows blurred images due to its 110-s lifetime. An additional advantage of using the OI 777.4 nm emission for ionospheric irregularity studies is that the plasma bubbles can be observed earlier on the OI 777.4 nm images than on the OI 630.0 nm images (by ~15 min).

  11. Design of an 1800 nm Raman Amplifier

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    Svane, Ask Sebastian; Rottwitt, Karsten

    in the pump power requirement and deteriorated noise properties. Here we demonstrate a Raman amplifier designed for signal wavelengths around 1800 nm. The amplification fiber is an OFS PM Raman fiber, and is pumped by a Raman fiber laser emitting at 1680 nm [4]. The amplifier was pumped co...... suggested as potential transmission fibers for extended wavelength operation, as low losses at long wavelengths have been predicted [3]. Fig. 1 illustrates the predicted low loss limit for a hollow core fiber and for comparison the measured loss of a OFS True Wave fiber. Besides low loss transmission fibers......, also extended band amplifiers are required. As a solution to the latter challenge, Raman amplifiers are suggested as promising candidates. The main hurdle when designing a long wavelength Raman amplifier is the increased intrinsic fiber attenuation which as a consequence leads to an increase...

  12. 1550 nm high contrast grating VCSEL.

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    Chase, Christopher; Rao, Yi; Hofmann, Werner; Chang-Hasnain, Connie J

    2010-07-19

    We demonstrate an electrically pumped high contrast grating (HCG) VCSEL operating at 1550 nm incorporating a proton implant-defined aperture. Output powers of >1 mW are obtained at room temperature under continuous wave operation. Devices operate continuous wave at temperatures exceeding 60 degrees C. The novel device design, which is grown in a single epitaxy step, may enable lower cost long wavelength VCSELs.

  13. 70-nm-bandwidth achromatic waveguide coupler.

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    Mendes, S B; Li, L; Burke, J J; Lee, J E; Saavedra, S S

    1995-09-20

    We report a general approach to the design of broadband waveguide couplers. A double-parallel grating assembly is used to cancel the first chromatic order, and a proper choice of prism glass and base angle is made to compensate for the second chromatic order. The technique was applied to a Corning glass 7059 waveguide, and a spectral bandwidth of 70 nm was measured by the use of two complementary procedures.

  14. Inactivation of oxytocin by 254 nm radiation

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    Erndt, A.; Karolczyk-Kostuch, S.; Polaczek, E.

    1975-01-01

    Irradiation of oxytocin in diluted solutions with 254 nm light reduced markedly the hormone activity. The decrease in activity in the range between 0 and 20 percent was nearly proportional to the increase in sulfhydryl group concentration. In view of the fundamental role of cystyl residue in holding the oxytocin native backbone conformation the results suggest that disulfide bond cleavage makes an essential contribution to photoinactivation of this hormone under the conditions used.

  15. A DNA-Encapsulated and Fluorescent Ag <sub>10 6+ Cluster with a Distinct Metal-Like Core

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    Petty, Jeffrey T.; Ganguly, Mainak; Rankine, Ian J.; Chevrier, Daniel M.; Zhang, Peng (Dalhousie U.); (Furman)

    2017-06-29

    Silver cluster–DNA complexes are optical chromophores, and pairs of these conjugates can be toggled from fluorescently dim to bright states using DNA hybridization. This paper highlights spectral and structural differences for a specific cluster pair. We have previously characterized a cluster with low emission and violet absorption that forms a compact structure with single-stranded oligonucleotides. We now consider its counterpart with blue absorption and strong green emission. This cluster develops with a single-stranded/duplex DNA construct and is favored by low silver concentrations with ≲8 Ag+:DNA, an oxygen atmosphere, and neutral pH. The resulting cluster displays key signatures of a molecular metal with well-defined absorption/emission bands at 490/550 nm, and with a fluorescence quantum yield of 15% and lifetime of 2.4 ns. The molecular cluster conjugates with the larger DNA host because it chromatographically elutes with the DNA and it exhibits circular dichroism. The silver cluster is identified as Ag106+ using two modes of mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. Our key finding is that it adopts a low-dimensional shape, as determined from a Ag K-edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis. The Ag0 in this oxidized cluster segregates from the Ag+ via a sparse number of metal-like bonds and a denser network of silver–DNA bonds. This structure contrasts with the compact, octahedral-like shape of the violet counterpart to the blue cluster, which is also a Ag106+ species. We consider that the blue- and violet-absorbing clusters may be isomers with shapes that are controlled by the secondary structures of their DNA templates.

  16. Wavelength-multiplexed pumping with 478- and 520-nm indium gallium nitride laser diodes for Ti:sapphire laser.

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    Sawada, Ryota; Tanaka, Hiroki; Sugiyama, Naoto; Kannari, Fumihiko

    2017-02-20

    We experimentally reveal the pump-induced loss in a Ti:sapphire laser crystal with 451-nm indium gallium nitride (InGaN) laser diode pumping and show that 478-nm pumping can reduce such loss. The influence of the pump-induced loss at 451-nm pumping is significant even for a crystal that exhibits higher effective figure-of-merit and excellent laser performance at 520-nm pumping. We demonstrate the power scaling of a Ti:sapphire laser by combining 478- and 520-nm InGaN laser diodes and obtain CW output power of 593 mW.

  17. Kinetics of bainite precipitation in the Cu{sub 69.3}Al{sub 18.8}Mn{sub 10.3}Ag{sub 1.6} alloy

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    Motta, M.B.J.L. [Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra, UNIFESP, Diadema, SP (Brazil); Adorno, A.T.; Santos, C.M.A. [Departamento de Físico-Química, IQ-UNESP, Araraquara, SP (Brazil); Silva, R.A.G., E-mail: galdino.ricardo@gmail.com [Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra, UNIFESP, Diadema, SP (Brazil)

    2017-02-15

    In this work the kinetics of bainite precipitation in the Cu{sub 69.3}Al{sub 18.8}Mn{sub 10.3}Ag{sub 1.6} alloy was studied using measurements of microhardness change with aging time, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analyses, measurements of magnetization change with applied field and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The results showed that the bainite precipitation is responsible for the hardness increase in the Cu{sub 69.3}Al{sub 18.8}Mn{sub 10.3}Ag{sub 1.6} alloy. The activation energy value obtained for the bainite precipitation is lower than that found in the literature. This was attributed to the presence of Ag dissolved in matrix and the occurrence of the Cu{sub 3}Al(DO{sub 3}) → Cu{sub 2}AlMn(L2{sub 1}) ordering reaction together with the bainite precipitation. - Highlights: • The activation energy for the bainite precipitation in the Cu{sub 69.3}Al{sub 18.8}Mn{sub 10.3}Ag{sub 1.6} alloy is around 33 kJ/mol. • During bainite precipitation the Cu{sub 2}AlMn phase formation occurs. • The Cu{sub 3}Al(DO{sub 3}) → Cu{sub 2}AlMn(L2{sub 1}) ordering reaction interferes in the activation energy value.

  18. Low-intensity LED (625 and 405 nm) and laser (805 nm) killing of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis

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    Tuchina, Elena S.; Tuchin, Valery V.

    2009-02-01

    In the present work we have investigated in vitro sensitivity of microorganisms P. acnes and S. epidermidis to action of red (625 nm and 405 nm) and infrared (805 nm) radiations in combination with photosensitizes Methylene Blue and Indocyanine Green.

  19. Compact gain saturated plasma based X-ray lasers down to 6.9nm

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    Rocca, Jorge; Wang, Y.; Wang, S.; Rockwood, A.; Berrill, M.; Shlyaptsev, V.

    2017-10-01

    Plasma based soft x-ray amplifiers allow many experiments requiring bright, high energy soft x-ray laser pulses to be conducted in compact facilities. We have extended the wavelength of compact gain saturated x-ray lasers to 6.89 nm in a Ni-like Gd plasma generated by a Ti:Sa laser. Gain saturated laser operation was also obtained at 7.36 nm in Ni-like Sm. Isolectronic scaling and optimization of laser pre-pulse duration allowed us to also observe strong lasing at 6.6 nm and 6.1 nm in Ni-like Tb, and amplification at 6.4 nm and 5.89 nm in Ni-like Dy. The results were obtained by transient laser heating of solid targets with traveling wave excitation at progressively increased gracing incidence angles. We show that the optimum pump angle of incidence for collisional Ni-like lasers increases linearly with atomic number from Z =42 to Z =66, reaching 43 degrees for Ni-like Dy, in good agreement with hydrodynamic/atomic physics simulations. These results will enable single-shot nano-scale imaging and other application of sub-7 nm lasers to be performed at compact facilities. Work supported by Grant DE-FG02-4ER15592 of the Department of Energy, Office of Science, and by the National Science Foundation Grant ECCS 1509925.

  20. Ultrasmall-Superbright Neodymium-Upconversion Nanoparticles via Energy Migration Manipulation and Lattice Modification: 808 nm-Activated Drug Release.

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    Zhang, Yan; Yu, Zhongzheng; Li, Jingqiu; Ao, Yanxiao; Xue, Jingwen; Zeng, Zhiping; Yang, Xiangliang; Tan, Timothy Thatt Yang

    2017-03-28

    Nd3+-sensitized upconversion nanoparticles are among the most promising emerging fluorescent nanotransducers. They are activated by 808 nm irradiation, which features merits such as limited tissue overheating and deeper penetration depth, and hence are attractive for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Recent studies indicate that ultrasmall nanoparticles (upconversion nanoparticles in the sub-10 nm range suffer from poor luminescence due to their ultrasmall size and greater proportion of lattice defects. To reconcile these opposing traits, we adopt a combinatorial strategy of energy migration manipulation and crystal lattice modification, creating ultrasmall-superbright Nd3+-sensitized nanoparticles with 2 orders of magnitude enhancement in upconversion luminescence. Specifically, we configure a sandwich-type nanostructure with a Yb3+-enriched intermediate layer [Nd3+]-[Yb3+-Yb3+]-[Yb3+-Tm3+] to form a positively reinforced energy migration system, while introducing Ca2+ into the crystal lattice to reduce lattice defects. Furthermore, we apply the nanoparticles to 808 nm light-mediated drug release. The results indicate time-dependent cancer cells killing and better antitumor activities. These ultrasmall-superbright dots have unraveled more opportunities in upconversion photomedicine with the promise of potentially safer and more effective therapy.

  1. TCSPC FLIM in the wavelength range from 800 nm to 1700 nm (Conference Presentation)

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    Becker, Wolfgang; Shcheslavsky, Vladislav

    2016-03-01

    Excitation and detection in the wavelength range above 800nm is a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to increase the penetration depth in optical microscopy. Moreover, detection at long wavelength avoids the problem that tissue autofluorescence contaminates the signals from endogenous fluorescence probes. FLIM at NIR wavelength may therefore be complementary to multiphoton microscopy, especially if the lifetimes of NIR fluorophores report biological parameters of the tissue structures they are bound to. Unfortunately, neither the excitation sources nor the detectors of standard confocal and multiphoton laser scanning systems are directly suitable for excitation and detection of NIR fluorescence. Most of these problems can be solved, however, by using ps diode lasers or Ti:Sapphire lasers at their fundamental wavelength, and NIR-sensitive detectors. With NIR-sensitive PMTs the detection wavelength range can be extended up to 900 nm, with InGaAs SPAD detectors up to 1700 nm. Here, we demonstrate the use of a combination of laser scanning, multi-dimensional TCSPC, and advanced excitation sources and detectors for FLIM at up to 1700 nm. The performance was tested at tissue samples incubated with NIR dyes. The fluorescence lifetimes generally get shorter with increasing absorption and emission wavelengths of the dyes. For the cyanine dye IR1061, absorbing around 1060 nm, the lifetime was found to be as short as 70 ps. Nevertheless the fluorescence decay could still be clearly detected. Almost all dyes showed clear lifetime changes depending on the binding to different tissue constituents.

  2. Single pulse near field study on a Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure by using a femtosecond laser

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    Ulmeanu, M.; Jipa, F.; Luculescu, C.; Moldovan, A.; Zamfirescu, M. [National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Laser Department, Atomistilor 409, P.O. Box MG-36, Magurele (Romania)

    2011-09-15

    Single pulse near field study on a Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure was experimentally investigated with a laser pulse width of 200 fs at a wavelength of 775 nm. For the near field experiments, we have used polystyrene colloidal particles of 700 nm diameter deposited by spin coating on top of the multilayer structure, as well on top of Co (50 nm) and Cu (50 nm) thin films. The diameter and the morphologies of the holes were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We have estimated the fluence thresholds values for the near field and discuss their values in respect with the enhancement factor of the intensity of the electromagnetic field due to the use of the colloidal particles. We compare the depths and the widths of the holes obtained at the same peak laser fluence for the Co thin film (50 nm), Cu thin film (50 nm) and Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure. Depending on the laser fluence, the ablation depth can reach the first, the second, or the third layer. Theoretical estimations of the intensity enhancement were done using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) by using the RSoft software. This type of a selective distribution of the ablation depth, in the near field regime, of a planar metal/dielectric interface can open new perspective in the excitation of propagating surface plasmons. (orig.)

  3. Single pulse near field study on a Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure by using a femtosecond laser

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    Ulmeanu, M.; Jipa, F.; Luculescu, C.; Moldovan, A.; Zamfirescu, M.

    2011-09-01

    Single pulse near field study on a Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure was experimentally investigated with a laser pulse width of 200 fs at a wavelength of 775 nm. For the near field experiments, we have used polystyrene colloidal particles of 700 nm diameter deposited by spin coating on top of the multilayer structure, as well on top of Co (50 nm) and Cu (50 nm) thin films. The diameter and the morphologies of the holes were investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We have estimated the fluence thresholds values for the near field and discuss their values in respect with the enhancement factor of the intensity of the electromagnetic field due to the use of the colloidal particles. We compare the depths and the widths of the holes obtained at the same peak laser fluence for the Co thin film (50 nm), Cu thin film (50 nm) and Co(3 nm)/Cu(6 nm)/Co(20 nm) multilayer structure. Depending on the laser fluence, the ablation depth can reach the first, the second, or the third layer. Theoretical estimations of the intensity enhancement were done using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) by using the RSoft software. This type of a selective distribution of the ablation depth, in the near field regime, of a planar metal/dielectric interface can open new perspective in the excitation of propagating surface plasmons.

  4. Pb solubility of the high-temperature superconducting phase Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d}

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    Kaesche, S.; Majewski, P.; Aldinger, F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung, Stuttgart (Germany)] [and others

    1994-12-31

    For the nominal composition of Bi{sub 2.27x}Pb{sub x}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d} the lead content was varied from x=0.05 to 0.45. The compositions were examined between 830{degrees}C and 890{degrees}C which is supposed to be the temperature range over which the so-called 2223 phase (Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10+d}) is stable. Only compositions between x=0.18 to 0.36 could be synthesized in a single phase state. For x>0.36 a lead containing phase with a stoichiometry of Pb{sub 4}(Sr,Ca){sub 5}CuO{sub d} is formed, for x<0.18 mainly Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}CaCu{sub 2}O{sub 8+d} and cuprates are the equilibrium phases. The temperature range for the 2223 phase was found to be 830{degrees}C to 890{degrees}C but the 2223 phase has extremely varying cation ratios over this temperature range. Former single phase 2223 samples turn to multi phase samples when annealed at slightly higher or lower temperatures. A decrease in the Pb solubility with increasing temperature was found for the 2223 phase.

  5. Improvement of the thermoplastic formability of Zr{sub 65}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5} bulk metallic glass by minor addition of Erbium

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    Hu, Q. [Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Zeng, X.R., E-mail: zengxier@szu.edu.cn [Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); JANUS Precision Components Co., LTD., Dongguan 523000 (China); Fu, M.W., E-mail: mmmwfu@polyu.edu.hk [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong (China); Chen, S.S. [Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Special Functional Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems of Ministry of Education and Guangdong Province, College of Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060 (China); Jiang, J. [Institute of Applied Physics, Jiangxi Academy of Sciences, Nanchang 330029 (China)

    2016-12-01

    The softness of Zr{sub 65}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5} bulk metallic glass (BMG) in the super-cooled liquid range (SCLR) is obviously improved by minor addition of 2% Er, which makes (Zr{sub 65}Cu{sub 17.5}Ni{sub 10}Al{sub 7.5}){sub 98}Er{sub 2} (Zr65Er2) to be a very formable Be-free Zr-based BMG. It is found the lower glass transition temperature of Zr65Er2 has an important contribution to the improvement of formability, which is contrary to the general understanding that the larger fragility and wider super-cooled liquid region (SCLR) are the major reasons for better thermoplastic formability. This finding is well explained by using the linear simplification of the SCLR in Angell plot. Zr65Er2 also has lower crystallization temperature and melting temperature, which is believed to be related to the formation of short-range ordering with lower transition energy rather than the composition shift to near eutectic. The above results help understand the effect of minor addition of rare-earth to the formability of Zr-based bulk metallic glasses.

  6. 308-nm excimer laser in endodontics

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    Liesenhoff, Tim

    1992-06-01

    Root canal preparation was performed on 20 extracted human teeth. After opening the coronal pulp, the root canals were prepared by 308 nm excimer laser only. All root canals were investigated under SEM after separation in the axial direction. By sagittal separation of the mandibles of freshly slaughtered cows, it was possible to get access to the tissues and irradiate under optical control. Under irradiation of excimer laser light, tissue starts to fluoresce. It was possible to demonstrate that each tissue (dentin, enamel, bone, pulpal, and connective tissue) has a characteristic spectral pattern. The SEM analyses showed that it is well possible to prepare root canals safely. All organic soft tissue has been removed by excimer laser irradiation. There was no case of via falsa. The simultaneous spectroscopic identification of the irradiated tissue provides a safe protection from overinstrumentation. First clinical trials on 20 patients suffering of chronical apical parodontitis have been carried out successfully.

  7. Optical absorption of silicon nitride membranes at 1064 nm and at 1550 nm

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    Steinlechner, Jessica; Krüger, Christoph; Martin, Iain W.; Bell, Angus; Hough, Jim; Kaufer, Henning; Rowan, Sheila; Schnabel, Roman; Steinlechner, Sebastian

    2017-07-01

    Because of a low mechanical loss, thin films made of silicon nitride (Si3N4 ) are interesting for fundamental research and development in the field of gravitational-wave detection. Si3N4 membranes allow for the characterization of quantum radiation pressure noise (RPN), which will be a limiting noise source in gravitational-wave detectors of the second and third generations. Furthermore, Si3N4 is an interesting material for possible thermal noise reduction in highly reflective mirror coatings. For both applications, the optical absorption of Si3N4 needs to be low. This paper presents absorption measurements on low-stress Si3N4 membranes showing an absorption a factor of 7 lower at 1550 nm than at 1064 nm resulting in an estimated 2 times higher sensitivity in RPN experiments at the higher wavelength and making Si3N4 an interesting material for highly reflective multimaterial mirror coatings at 1550 nm.

  8. High-sweep-rate 1310 nm MEMS-VCSEL with 150 nm continuous tuning range.

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    Jayaraman, V; Cole, G D; Robertson, M; Uddin, A; Cable, A

    2012-07-05

    Microelectromechanical-systems-based vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (MEMS-VCSELs) capable of a 150 nm continuous tuning range near 1310 nm are demonstrated. These devices employ a thin optically pumped active region structure with large free-spectral range, which promotes wide and continuous tuning. To achieve VCSEL emission at 1310 nm, a wide-gain-bandwidth indium phosphide-based multiple quantum well active region is combined with a wide-bandwidth fully oxidised GaAs-based mirror through wafer bonding, with tuning enabled by a suspended dielectric top mirror. These devices are capable of being scanned over the entire tuning range at frequencies up to 500 kHz, making them ideal for applications such as swept source optical coherence tomography and high-speed transient spectroscopy.

  9. A Large Scale Formal Synthesis of CoQ{sub 10}: Highly Stereoselective Friedel-Crafts Allylation Reaction of Tetramethoxytoluene with (E)-4-Chloro-2-methyl-1-phenylsulfonyl-2-butene in the Presence of Montmorillonite K-10

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    Lee, Sang Who; Lee, Hee Bong; Kim, Bong Chan; Sadaiah, Kadivendi; Lee, Kyuwoong; Shin, Hyunik [LG Life Sciences, Ltd., Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-04-15

    We disclosed that MK-10 is a highly effective catalyst for the Friedel-Crafts reaction of 6 and 7 in terms of yield and of stereoselectivity. Although there are numerous applications of clays in Friedel-Crafts reaction, there is very limited example which demonstrated its effect on the stereoselectivity. In that context, our result is significant and further expansion in this direction is highly envisioned. Ubiquinone, as its name represents, exists ubiquitously in human body, particularly in the heart. It mediates the electron transfer process in mitochondria and also exerts strong antioxidant effect in its reduced form. In clinical trial, it showed beneficial effect on heart-related diseases such as myocardial infarction, angina, and other related symptoms to cause decreased mortality compared to the placebo group.

  10. Absorption Measurements of Periodically Poled Potassium Titanyl Phosphate (PPKTP at 775 nm and 1550 nm

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    Jessica Steinlechner

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The efficient generation of second-harmonic light and squeezed light requires non-linear crystals that have low absorption at the fundamental and harmonic wavelengths. In this work the photo-thermal self-phase modulation technique is exploited to measure the absorption coefficient of periodically poled potassium titanyl phosphate (PPKTP at 1,550 nm and 775 nm. Themeasurement results are (84±40 ppm/cmand (127±24 ppm/cm, respectively. We conclude that the performance of state-of-the-art frequency doubling and squeezed light generation in PPKTP is not limited by absorption.

  11. Picosecond Laser Shock Peening of Nimonic 263 at 1064 nm and 532 nm Wavelength

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    Sanja Petronic

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents a study on the surface modifications of nickel based superalloy Nimonic 263 induced by laser shock peening (LSP process. The process was performed by Nd3+:Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (YAG picosecond laser using the following parameters: pulse duration 170 ps; repetition rate 10 Hz; pulse numbers of 50, 100 and 200; and wavelength of 1064 nm (with pulse energy of 2 mJ, 10 mJ and 15 mJ and 532 nm (with pulse energy of 25 mJ, 30 mJ and 35 mJ. The following response characteristics were analyzed: modified surface areas obtained by the laser/material interaction were observed by scanning electron microscopy; elemental composition of the modified surface was evaluated by energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS; and Vickers microhardness tests were performed. LSP processing at both 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths improved the surface structure and microhardness of a material. Surface morphology changes of the irradiated samples were determined and surface roughness was calculated. These investigations are intended to contribute to the study on the level of microstructure and mechanical properties improvements due to LSP process that operate in a picosecond regime. In particular, the effects of laser wavelength on the microstructural and mechanical changes of a material are studied in detail.

  12. Laser Shock Processing of 6061-T6 Al alloy with 1064 nm and 532 nm wavelengths

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    Gomez-Rosas, G., E-mail: gomezrg@hotmail.com [Departamento de Fisica, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e Ingenierias, CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara, Blvd. Marcelino Garcia Barragan 1421, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44430 (Mexico); Rubio-Gonzalez, C. [Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial, Pie de la cuesta No. 702, Desarrollo San Pablo, Queretaro, Qro. 76130 (Mexico); Ocana, J.L.; Molpeceres, C.; Porro, J.A.; Morales, M. [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada a la Ingenieria Industrial, ETSII. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain); Casillas, F.J. [Departamento de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnologicas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco 47460 (Mexico)

    2010-08-01

    Laser Shock Processing (LSP) has been proposed as a competitive alternative technology to classical treatments for improving fatigue and wear resistance of metals. We present a configuration and results in the LSP concept for metal surface treatments in underwater laser irradiation at 532 nm and 1064 nm. The purpose of the work is to compare the effect of both wavelengths on the same material. A convergent lens is used to deliver 1.2 J/pulse (1064 nm) and 0.9 J/pulse (532 nm) in a 8 ns laser FWHM pulse produced by 10 Hz Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with spots of a 1.5 mm in diameter moving forward along the work piece. A LSP configuration with experimental results using a pulse density of 2500 pulses/cm{sup 2} and 5000 pulses/cm{sup 2} in 6061-T6 aluminum samples are presented. High level compressive residual stresses are produced using both wavelengths. It has been shown that surface residual stress level is comparable to that achieved by conventional shot peening, but with greater depths. This method can be applied to surface treatment of final metal products.

  13. Lithography-driven layout of logic cells for 65-nm node

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    Pramanik, Dipankar; Cote, Michel L.

    2003-07-01

    The ITRS roadmap for the 65nm technology node, targets poly gate lengths of 65nm and poly pitches between 140-180nm. In addition, contact overlaps and spacing to diffusion contacts will need to be scaled down. It is very likely that the poly layer will be printed using 193nm high NA steppers and Strong Phase Shift Technologies. Attempts to capture the effect of RET on layout by adding more constraints to the desing rules make it difficult to lay out cells using manual tools and can also lead to sub optimal designs. In this paper we describe a methodology that couples automatic cell generation with Phase shifter insertion and image simulation to allow the design space to be explored more fully.

  14. New approach for pattern collapse problem by increasing contact area at sub-100nm patterning

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    Lee, Sung-Koo; Jung, Jae Chang; Lee, Min Suk; Lee, Sung K.; Kim, Sam Young; Hwang, Young-Sun; Bok, Cheol K.; Moon, Seung-Chan; Shin, Ki S.; Kim, Sang-Jung

    2003-06-01

    To accomplish minimizing feature size to sub 100nm, new light sources for photolithography are emerging, such as ArF(193nm), F2(157nm), and EUV(13nm). However as the pattern size decreases to sub 100nm, a new obstacle, that is pattern collapse problem, becomes most serious bottleneck to the road for the sub 100 nm lithography. The main reason for this pattern collapse problem is capillary force that is increased as the pattern size decreases. As a result there were some trials to decrease this capillary force by changing developer or rinse materials that had low surface tension. On the other hands, there were other efforts to increase adhesion between resists and sub materials (organic BARC). In this study, we will propose a novel approach to solve pattern collapse problems by increasing contact area between sub material (organic BARC) and resist pattern. The basic concept of this approach is that if nano-scale topology is made at the sub material, the contact area between sub materials and resist will be increased. The process scheme was like this. First after coating and baking of organic BARC material, the nano-scale topology (3~10nm) was made by etching at this organic BARC material. On this nano-scale topology, resist was coated and exposed. Finally after develop, the contact area between organic BARC and resist could be increased. Though nano-scale topology was made by etching technology, this 20nm topology variation induced large substrate reflectivity of 4.2% and as a result the pattern fidelity was not so good at 100nm 1:1 island pattern. So we needed a new method to improve pattern fidelity problem. This pattern fidelity problem could be solved by introducing a sacrificial BARC layer. The process scheme was like this. First organic BARC was coated of which k value was about 0.64 and then sacrificial BARC layers was coated of which k value was about 0.18 on the organic BARC. The nano-scale topology (1~4nm) was made by etching of this sacrificial BARC layer

  15. Investigation of multifunctional properties of Mn{sub 50}Ni{sub 40−x}Co{sub x}Sn{sub 10} (x = 0–6) Heusler alloys

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    Sharma, Jyoti; Suresh, K.G., E-mail: suresh@phy.iitb.ac.in

    2015-01-25

    Highlights: • Mn{sub 50}Ni{sub 40−x}Co{sub x}Sn{sub 10} Heusler alloys exhibit multifunctional properties. • Co doping results decrease in martensitic transition temperature and increase in T{sub C}{sup A}. • Ferromagnetic coupling increases with increase in Co concentration. • Large positive ΔS{sub M} of 10.5 J/kg K and large RCP of 125 J/kg was obtained for x = 1. • Large exchange bias field of 833 Oe was observed for Mn{sub 50}Ni{sub 39}Co{sub 1}Sn{sub 10} alloy. - Abstract: A series of Co doped Mn{sub 50}Ni{sub 40−x}Co{sub x}Sn{sub 10} (x = 0, 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4 and 6) Heusler alloys has been investigated for their structural, magnetic, magnetocaloric and exchange bias properties. The martensitic transition temperatures are found to decrease with the increase in Co concentration due to the decrease in valence electron concentration (e/a ratio). The Curie temperature of austenite phase increases significantly with increasing Co concentration. A large positive magnetic entropy change (ΔS{sub M}) of 8.6 and 10.5 J/kg K, for a magnetic field change of 50 kOe is observed for x = 0 and 1 alloys, and ΔS{sub M} values decreases for higher Co concentrations. The relative cooling power shows a monotonic increase with the increase in Co concentration. Large exchange bias fields of 920 Oe and 833 Oe have been observed in the alloys with compositions x = 0 and 1, after field cooling in presence of 10 kOe. The unidirectional anisotropy arising at the interface between the frustrated and ferromagnetic phases is responsible for the large exchange bias observed in these alloys. With increase in Co, the magnetically frustrated phase diminishes in strength, giving rise to a decrease in the exchange bias effect for larger Co concentration. The exchange bias fields observed for compositions x = 0 and 1, in the present case are larger than that reported for Co doped Ni–Mn–Z (Z = Sn, Sb, and Ga) alloys. Temperature and cooling field dependence of the exchange bias

  16. Efficient Excitation of Gain-Saturated Sub-9-nm-Wavelength Tabletop Soft-X-Ray Lasers and Lasing Down to 7.36 nm

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    D. Alessi

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available We have demonstrated the efficient generation of sub-9-nm-wavelength picosecond laser pulses of microjoule energy at 1-Hz repetition rate with a tabletop laser. Gain-saturated lasing was obtained at λ=8.85  nm in nickel-like lanthanum ions excited by collisional electron-impact excitation in a precreated plasma column heated by a picosecond optical laser pulse of 4-J energy. Furthermore, isoelectronic scaling along the lanthanide series resulted in lasing at wavelengths as short as λ=7.36  nm. Simulations show that the collisionally broadened atomic transitions in these dense plasmas can support the amplification of subpicosecond soft-x-ray laser pulses.

  17. Photodissociation of ethylene at 193 nm

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    Balko, B. A.; Zhang, J.; Lee, Y. T.

    1992-07-01

    The photodissociation of ethylene at 193 nm was studied by measuring the product translational energy distributions for the H+C2H3 and H2+C2H2 channels. In agreement with previous workers, it was determined that atomic and molecular elimination occur in relatively equal amounts. Using 1,1 D2CCH2 and 1,2 cis HDCCDH, it was shown that both acetylene and vinylidene are formed and that the acetylene/vinylidene ratio is approximately 2/3 in the molecular elimination. This H2 elimination channel has a translational energy distribution peaked at around 20 kcal/mol, indicating that it is a concerted process with a substantial exit barrier. It was found that the H atom elimination channel is best described as a simple bond rupture occurring after internal conversion of the electronically excited molecule to the vibrationally excited ground state ethylene. Some of the primary C2H3 product has sufficient internal energy to spontaneously decompose to H+HC≡CH. At higher laser intensity a large fraction of the C2H3, however, absorbs another photon and fragments to H+H2C=C: (1A1 and 3B2).

  18. Photodissociation of ethylene at 193 nm

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    Balko, B.A.; Zhang, J.; Lee, Y.T. (Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley and Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States))

    1992-07-15

    The photodissociation of ethylene at 193 nm was studied by measuring the product translational energy distributions for the H+C{sub 2}H{sub 3} and H{sub 2}+C{sub 2}H{sub 2} channels. In agreement with previous workers, it was determined that atomic and molecular elimination occur in relatively equal amounts. Using 1,1 D{sub 2}CCH{sub 2} and 1,2 {ital cis} HDCCDH, it was shown that both acetylene and vinylidene are formed and that the acetylene/vinylidene ratio is approximately 2/3 in the molecular elimination. This H{sub 2} elimination channel has a translational energy distribution peaked at around 20 kcal/mol, indicating that it is a concerted process with a substantial exit barrier. It was found that the H atom elimination channel is best described as a simple bond rupture occurring after internal conversion of the electronically excited molecule to the vibrationally excited ground state ethylene. Some of the primary C{sub 2}H{sub 3} product has sufficient internal energy to spontaneously decompose to H+HC{equivalent to}CH. At higher laser intensity a large fraction of the C{sub 2}H{sub 3}, however, absorbs another photon and fragments to H+H{sub 2}C=C: ({sup 1}{ital A}{sub 1} and {sup 3}{ital B}{sub 2}).

  19. An unprecedented process of peroxide ion formation and its localization in the crystal structure of strontium peroxy-hydroxyapatite Sr{sub 10}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}(O{sub 2}){sub x}(OH){sub 2-2x}

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    Kazin, Pavel E. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Zykin, Mikhail A. [Department of Materials Science, Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Dinnebier, Robert E.; Magdysyuk, Oxana V.; Jansen, Martin [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Stuttgart (Germany); Tretyakov, Yury D. [Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University (Russian Federation); Department of Materials Science, Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

    2012-05-15

    Formation of strontium peroxy-hydroxyapatite solid solution Sr{sub 10}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}(O{sub 2}){sub x}(OH){sub 2-2x} was studied on annealing the hydroxyapatite in the temperature range 900-1350 C in oxygen, air, and argon atmosphere. The redox process was found to display unprecedented features: (i) the peroxide content increased with raising temperature, (ii) the peroxide content remained substantial even at a low oxygen pressure of 1.013 Pa, (iii) the peroxide content was extremely persistent, and even at a temperature of 1350 C in oxygen atmosphere the peroxide groups substituted more than two-third of the original hydroxide groups. Chemical processes consistent with these features are suggested. In the UV/Vis spectrum, an absorption peak at 300 nm was recorded, which was attributed to an electronic transition in the peroxide ion, since its intensity depended linearly on the peroxide content. In the Raman spectra, a weak band at 765-770 cm{sup -1} was ascribed to symmetric stretching vibrations of O{sub 2}{sup 2-}. The structures of the compounds were refined from powder X-ray diffraction data using the Rietveld method supported by a maximum entropy method (MEM) electron density calculation. The peroxide ions are localized in the center of the hexagonal channel. At high concentration they tend to order with the associated vacancies along the channels. As a consequence, the width of the channel sections varies, the PO{sub 4} tetrahedra tilt, and the remote strontium atoms are displaced leading to changes in their coordination. Generally, the peroxide for hydroxide substitution manifests itself in the reduction of the overall channel diameter (and its volume), while the volume occupied by out-of-channel ions remains the same. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  20. Activation volume in heterogeneous deformation of Mg{sub 65}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 12.5}(Ce{sub 75}La{sub 25}){sub 10} metallic glass

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    Thurieau, Nicolas; Perrière, Loïc; Laurent-Brocq, Mathilde [ICMPE, CNRS-UPEC, 2 rue Henri Dunant 94320 Thiais, Cedex (France); Champion, Yannick, E-mail: yannick.champion@simap.grenoble-inp.fr [Univ. Grenoble Alpes, SIMAP, F-38000 Grenoble (France); CNRS, SIMAP, F-38000 Grenoble (France)

    2015-11-28

    Depth variation at constant load in instrumented nano-indentation was used to measure activation volume controlling shear band formation in the Mg{sub 65}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 12.5}(Ce{sub 75}La{sub 25}){sub 10} metallic glass. A series of measurements revealed a large scattering of the data spanning from 100 Å{sup 3} to 800 Å{sup 3}. The distribution of values, which is not following a normal one, may be attributed to the atomic structure of metallic glasses with the absence of long range order, leading to different volume fraction of shear bands for independent experiments. Activation volume is analyzed considering the variation of shear band volume fraction leading to a unique value of a true activation volume. An interpretation for the distribution of values is proposed.

  1. Structural and electronic properties of Pb-doped Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}: Comparison of LDA and GGA calculations

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    Camargo-Martínez, J.A., E-mail: jcamargo@unitropico.edu.co [Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Básicas, Aplicación e Innovación - CIBAIN, Fundación Universitaria Internacional del Trópico Americano– Unitrópico, Yopal, Casanare (Colombia); Martínez-Pieschacón, D.J. [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Santo Tomás, Tunja, Boyaca (Colombia); Baquero, R. [Departamento de Física, CINVESTAV-IPN, Av. IPN 2508, 07360, México (Mexico)

    2017-04-15

    Highlights: • We present for the first time the effects of Pb doping on structural and electronic properties of Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10} (Bi2223) using GGA, compared with LDA results. • We found the Pb concentration for which the Bi–O pockets disappear from the Fermi Surface in the Bi2223 compound using GGA and LDA, respectively. - Abstract: We use Density Functional Theory to study the effects on the crystal structure and the electronic band structure of substituting Pb for Bi in Bi{sub 2}Sr{sub 2}Ca{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 10}. We further use the Local Density Approximation (LDA) and the Generalized Gradient Approximation (GGA). The Virtual Crystal Approximation (VCA) was used to account for the substitution. We found that GGA reproduces better the lattice parameters although in both cases the internal coordinates were reproduced with some uncertainties. We further looked at the behavior of the so called Bi–O pockets, some electronic states that originate on the Bi–O planes and that appear on the Fermi surface (FS) in contradiction to the experimental evidence. We found that LDA and GGA differ on that subject. With 26% Pb and using LDA, the Bi–O pockets run away from the FS. But when GGA is used, it is needed up to 35% Pb to make the Bi–O pockets disappear from the FS. In the last case, once the Bi–O pockets are removed from the FS, we get a very good agreement with angular resolved photo-emission (ARPES) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments.

  2. Study on glass-forming ability and hydrogen storage properties of amorphous Mg{sub 60}Ni{sub 30}La{sub 10−x}Co{sub x} (x = 0, 4) alloys

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    Lv, Peng; Wang, Zhong-min, E-mail: zmwang@guet.edu.cn; Zhang, Huai-gang; Balogun, Muhammad-Sadeeq; Ji, Zi-jun; Deng, Jian-qiu; Zhou, Huai-ying

    2013-12-15

    Mg{sub 60}Ni{sub 30}La{sub 10−x}Co{sub x} (x = 0, 4) amorphous alloys were prepared by rapid solidification, using a melt-spinning technique. X-ray diffraction and differential scanning calorimetry analysis were employed to measure their microstructure, thermal stability and glass-forming ability, and hydrogen storage properties were studied by means of PCTPro2000. Based on differential scanning calorimetry results, their glass-forming ability and thermal stability were investigated by Kissinger method, Lasocka curves and atomic cluster model, respectively. The results indicate that glass-forming ability, thermal properties and hydrogen storage properties in the Mg-rich corner of Mg–Ni–La–Co system alloys were enhanced by Co substitution for La. It can be found that the smaller activation energy (ΔΕ) and frequency factor (υ{sub 0}), the bigger value of B (glass transition point in Lasocka curves), and higher glass-forming ability of Mg–Ni–La–Co alloys would be followed. In addition, atomic structure parameter (λ), deduced from atomic cluster model is valuable in the design of Mg–Ni–La–Co system alloys with good glass-forming ability. With an increase of Co content from 0 to 4, the hydrogen desorption capacity within 4000 s rises from 2.25 to 2.85 wt.% at 573 K. - Highlights: • Amorphous Mg{sub 60}Ni{sub 30}La{sub 10−x}Co{sub x} (x = 0 and 4) alloys were produced by melt spinning. • The GFA and hydrogen storage properties were enhanced by Co substitution for La. • With an increase of Co content, the hydrogen desorption capacity rises at 573 K.

  3. A sub-1-V Bandgap Voltage Reference in 32nm FinFET Technology

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    Annema, Anne J.; Veldhorst, P.; Doornbos, G; Nauta, Bram

    2009-01-01

    The bulk CMOS technology is expected to scale down to about 32nm node and likely the successor would be the FinFET. The FinFET is an ultra-thin body multi-gate MOS transistor with among other characteristics a much higher voltage gain compared to a conventional bulk MOS transistor [1]. Bandgap

  4. DPAL pump system exceeding 3kW at 766nm and 30 GHz bandwidth

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    Koenning, Tobias; McCormick, Dan; Irwin, David; Stapleton, Dean; Guiney, Tina; Patterson, Steve

    2016-03-01

    Due to their low quantum defect, diode pumped alkali metal vapor lasers (DPALs) offer the promise of scalability to very high average power levels while maintaining excellent beam quality. Research on DPALs has progressed to ever increasing power levels across multiple gain media species over the last years, necessitating pump power in the kW range. Each material requires a specific pump wavelength: near 852nm for cesium, 780nm for rubidium, 766nm for potassium, and 670nm for lithium atoms. The shorter pump wavelength below 800nm are outside the typical wavelength range for pump diodes developed for diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSS). The biggest challenge in pumping these materials efficiently is the need for maintaining the narrow gain media absorption band of approximately 0.01nm while greatly increasing power. Typical high power diode lasers achieve spectral widths around 3nm (FWHM) in the near infrared spectrum, but optical gratings may be used internal or external to the cavity to reduce the spectral width. Recently, experimental results have shown yet narrower line widths ranging from picometers at very low power levels to sub-100 picometers for water cooled stacks around 1kW of output power. The focus of this work is the development of a fiber-based pump system for potassium DPAL. The individual tasks are the development of high power 766nm chip material, a fiber-coupled module as a building block, and a scalable system design to address power requirements from hundreds of watts to tens of kilowatts. Results for a 3kW system achieving ~30GHz bandwidth at 766nm will be shown. Approaches for power-scaling and size reduction will be discussed.

  5. Magnetic Susceptibility of liquid Gd-NM (NM = Cu, Ga, Ge alloys

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    Shimakura Hironori

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available For rare earth alloys, the indirect interaction of RKKY is at work between rare-earth atoms. Therefore, the magnetism of them depends on the number of conduction electrons and the distance between rare-earth metals. In this work, to reveal the relationship between the number of conduction electrons and magnetic property of rare earth metal alloys, magnetic susceptibility measurements for liquid Gd-NM (NM = Cu, Ga, Ge was performed by Faraday method. As the results, it was observed that the sign of paramagnetic Curie temperature of Cu-Gd alloys are positive at all composition, while Ga-Gd and Ge-Gd alloys show negative paramagnetic Curie temperature at certain composition. Moreover, it was indicated when the alloy at certain composition shows highest melting temperature, it has the lowest paramagnetic Curie temperature.

  6. EFFECT OF ASE ON PERFORMANCE OF TDFA FOR 1479 nm-1555 nm WAVELENGTH RANGE

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    INDERPREET KAUR

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, mathematical modelling of TDFA for broadened gain spectrum and reduced noise figure has been carried out by keeping all practical parameters in consideration. A model of TDFA has been designed based on simulation after considering all the major parameters like ASE pump and signal power. The present research claims to support 96 DWDM channels across 1479 nm-1555 nm wavelength range, with a peak gain of 26 dB (without ASE and with a peak gain 24 dB, ASE of 1.5 dBm for optimum fiber length of TDF as 10 m. With this proposed model, the gain of 24 dB and NF of 7 dB has been achieved.

  7. Distributed Humidity Sensing in PMMA Optical Fibers at 500 nm and 650 nm Wavelengths.

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    Liehr, Sascha; Breithaupt, Mathias; Krebber, Katerina

    2017-03-31

    Distributed measurement of humidity is a sought-after capability for various fields of application, especially in the civil engineering and structural health monitoring sectors. This article presents a method for distributed humidity sensing along polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymer optical fibers (POFs) by analyzing wavelength-dependent Rayleigh backscattering and attenuation characteristics at 500 nm and 650 nm wavelengths. Spatially resolved humidity sensing is obtained from backscatter traces of a dual-wavelength optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). Backscatter dependence, attenuation dependence as well as the fiber length change are characterized as functions of relative humidity. Cross-sensitivity effects are discussed and quantified. The evaluation of the humidity-dependent backscatter effects at the two wavelength measurements allows for distributed and unambiguous measurement of relative humidity. The technique can be readily employed with low-cost standard polymer optical fibers and commercial OTDR devices.

  8. Absolute frequency references at 1529 nm and 1560 nm using modulation transfer spectroscopy

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    de Escobar, Y Natali Martinez; Coop, Simon; Vanderbruggen, Thomas; Kaczmarek, Krzysztof T; Mitchell, Morgan W

    2015-01-01

    We demonstrate a double optical frequency reference (1529 nm and 1560 nm) for the telecom C-band using $^{87}$Rb modulation transfer spectroscopy. The two reference frequencies are defined by the 5S$_{1/2} F=2 \\rightarrow $ 5P$_{3/2} F'=3$ two-level and 5S$_{1/2} F=2 \\rightarrow $ 5P$_{3/2} F'=3 \\rightarrow $ 4D$_{5/2} F"=4$ ladder transitions. We examine the sensitivity of the frequency stabilization to probe power and magnetic field fluctuations, calculate its frequency shift due to residual amplitude modulation, and estimate its shift due to gas collisions. The short-term Allan deviation was estimated from the error signal slope for the two transitions. Our scheme provides a simple and high performing system for references at these important wavelengths. We estimate an absolute accuracy of $\\sim$ 1 kHz is realistic.

  9. Distributed Humidity Sensing in PMMA Optical Fibers at 500 nm and 650 nm Wavelengths

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    Liehr, Sascha; Breithaupt, Mathias; Krebber, Katerina

    2017-01-01

    Distributed measurement of humidity is a sought-after capability for various fields of application, especially in the civil engineering and structural health monitoring sectors. This article presents a method for distributed humidity sensing along polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polymer optical fibers (POFs) by analyzing wavelength-dependent Rayleigh backscattering and attenuation characteristics at 500 nm and 650 nm wavelengths. Spatially resolved humidity sensing is obtained from backscatter traces of a dual-wavelength optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). Backscatter dependence, attenuation dependence as well as the fiber length change are characterized as functions of relative humidity. Cross-sensitivity effects are discussed and quantified. The evaluation of the humidity-dependent backscatter effects at the two wavelength measurements allows for distributed and unambiguous measurement of relative humidity. The technique can be readily employed with low-cost standard polymer optical fibers and commercial OTDR devices. PMID:28362339

  10. TUNABLE DIODE LASER MEASUREMENTS OF NO2 NEAR 670 NM AND 395 NM. (R823933)

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    Two single-mode diode lasers were used to record high-resolution absorption spectra of NO2 (dilute in Ar) near 670.2 and 394.5 nm over a range of temperatures (296 to 774 K) and total pressures (2.4 x 10(-2) to 1 atm). A commercial InGaAsP laser was tuned 1.3 cm(-1) at a repetiti...

  11. Analysis of multi-mode to single-mode conversion at 635 nm and 1550 nm

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    Zamora, Vanessa; Bogatzki, Angelina; Arndt-Staufenbiel, Norbert; Hofmann, Jens; Schröder, Henning

    2016-03-01

    We propose two low-cost and robust optical fiber systems based on the photonic lantern (PL) technology for operating at 635 nm and 1550 nm. The PL is an emerging technology that couples light from a multi-mode (MM) fiber to several single-mode (SM) fibers via a low-loss adiabatic transition. This bundle of SM fibers is observed as a MM fiber system whose spatial modes are the degenerate supermodes of the bundle. The adiabatic transition allows that those supermodes evolve into the modes of the MM fiber. Simulations of the MM fiber end structure and its taper transition have been performed via functional mode solver tools in order to understand the modal evolution in PLs. The modelled design consists of 7 SM fibers inserted into a low-index capillary. The material and geometry of the PLs are chosen such that the supermodes match to the spatial modes of the desired step-index MM fiber in a moderate loss transmission. The dispersion of materials is also considered. These parameters are studied in two PL systems in order to reach a spectral transmission from 450 nm to 1600 nm. Additionally, an analysis of the geometry and losses due to the mismatching of modes is presented. PLs are typically used in the fields of astrophotonics and space photonics. Recently, they are demonstrated as mode converters in telecommunications, especially focusing on spatial division multiplexing. In this study, we show the use of PLs as a promising interconnecting tool for the development of miniaturized spectrometers operating in a broad wavelength range.

  12. Sub-20nm hybrid lithography using optical, pitch-division, and e-beam

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    Belledent, J.; Smayling, M.; Pradelles, J.; Pimenta-Barros, P.; Barnola, S.; Mage, L.; Icard, B.; Lapeyre, C.; Soulan, S.; Pain, L.

    2012-03-01

    A roadmap extending far beyond the current 22nm CMOS node has been presented several times. [1] This roadmap includes the use of a highly regular layout style which can be decomposed into "lines and cuts."[2] The "lines" can be done with existing optical immersion lithography and pitch division with self-aligned spacers.[3] The "cuts" can be done with either multiple exposures using immersion lithography, or a hybrid solution using either EUV or direct-write ebeam.[ 4] The choice for "cuts" will be driven by the availability of cost-effective, manufacturing-ready equipment and infrastructure. Optical lithography improvements have enabled scaling far beyond what was expected; for example, soft x-rays (aka EUV) were in the semiconductor roadmap as early as 1994 since optical resolution was not expected for sub-100nm features. However, steady improvements and innovations such as Excimer laser sources and immersion photolithography have allowed some manufacturers to build 22nm CMOS SOCs with single-exposure optical lithography. With the transition from random complex 2D shapes to regular 1D-patterns at 28nm, the "lines and cuts" approach can extend CMOS logic to at least the 7nm node. The spacer double patterning for lines and optical cuts patterning is expected to be used down to the 14nm node. In this study, we extend the scaling to 18nm half-pitch which is approximately the 10-11nm node using spacer pitch division and complementary e-beam lithography. For practical reasons, E-Beam lithography is used as well to expose the "mandrel" patterns that support the spacers. However, in a production mode, it might be cost effective to replace this step by a standard 193nm exposure and applying the spacer technique twice to divide the pitch by 3 or 4. The Metal-1 "cut" pattern is designed for a reasonably complex logic function with ~100k gates of combinatorial logic and flip-flops. Since the final conductor is defined by a Damascene process, the "cut" patterns become islands

  13. Comparison of 3D surfaces produced by 248-nm and 193-nm excimer laser radiation

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    Toenshoff, Hans K.; Graumann, Christoph; Rinke, Marcus; Hesener, Hanno; Kulik, Christian

    1998-10-01

    Currently there is a strong demand for refractive optical elements made from glass in 21/2D and 3D-structures. Due to the characteristics of brittle materials like glass, only a limited number of manufacturing methods can be used to machine these materials with sub-micron resolution. Thus, current microstructures made out of glass are mainly manufactured by photolithography and etching process. Lithography techniques are only for economic purposes for a series production, but is not suitable for manufacturing prototypes or a small series. Micromachining done with Excimer Lasers in combination with high precision CNC- controlled handling systems offers flexible design possibilities for optical components. Due to the limitations of conventional machining techniques for brittle materials, a new laser machining system for material processing at a wavelength of 193 nm has been designed and built. The better absorption of 193 nm compared to 248 nm or larger wavelengths leads to damage free microstructuring of most glasses. Data generation for the volume to be ablated starts with the mathematical description of the surface shape of the optical component. The contour can be derived from a mathematical function or individual xyz-data point information from any CAD-program. A pre-processor calculates the CNC-data for laser triggering, xyz-table and the CNC- mask control. Each laser pulse leads to a material removal, defined by the illuminated surface on the workpiece as well as the energy density. Superposition or overlapping of pulses allows the creation of the desired surface. The surface roughness is determined by the wavelength as well as the chosen ablation strategy. To achieve best results, the process has to be carefully adjusted for a specific material. This technique is a sufficient method for structuring grooves in ceramics or glass as well as producing aspherical transparent optical surfaces or micro lens arrays. This paper shall describe the potential of 193 nm

  14. Novel 14-nm Scallop-Shaped FinFETs (S-FinFETs) on Bulk-Si Substrate

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    Xu, Weijia; Yin, Huaxiang; Ma, Xiaolong; Hong, Peizhen; Xu, Miao; Meng, Lingkuan

    2015-06-01

    In this study, novel p-type scallop-shaped fin field-effect transistors (S-FinFETs) are fabricated using an all-last high-k/metal gate (HKMG) process on bulk-silicon (Si) substrates for the first time. In combination with the structure advantage of conventional Si nanowires, the proposed S-FinFETs provide better electrostatic integrity in the channels than normal bulk-Si FinFETs or tri-gate devices with rectangular or trapezoidal fins. It is due to formation of quasi-surrounding gate electrodes on scalloping fins by a special Si etch process. The entire integration flow of the S-FinFETs is fully compatible with the mainstream all-last HKMG FinFET process, except for a modified fin etch process. The drain-induced barrier lowering and subthreshold swing of the fabricated p-type S-FinFETs with a 14-nm physical gate length are 62 mV/V and 75 mV/dec, respectively, which are much better than those of normal FinFETs with a similar process. With an improved short-channel-effect immunity in the channels due to structure modification, the novel structure provides one of possibilities to extend the FinFET scalability to sub-10-nm nodes with little additional process cost.

  15. Particle size distributions from laboratory-scale biomass fires using fast response instruments

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    S. Hosseini

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Particle size distribution from biomass combustion is an important parameter as it affects air quality, climate modelling and health effects. To date, particle size distributions reported from prior studies vary not only due to difference in fuels but also difference in experimental conditions. This study aims to report characteristics of particle size distributions in well controlled repeatable lab scale biomass fires for southwestern United States fuels with focus on chaparral. The combustion laboratory at the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service's Fire Science Laboratory (USDA-FSL, Missoula, MT provided a repeatable combustion and dilution environment ideal for measurements. For a variety of fuels tested the major mode of particle size distribution was in the range of 29 to 52 nm, which is attributable to dilution of the fresh smoke. Comparing mass size distribution from FMPS and APS measurement 51–68% of particle mass was attributable to the particles ranging from 0.5 to 10 μm for PM<sub>10. Geometric mean diameter rapidly increased during flaming and gradually decreased during mixed and smoldering phase combustion. Most fuels produced a unimodal distribution during flaming phase and strong biomodal distribution during smoldering phase. The mode of combustion (flaming, mixed and smoldering could be better distinguished using the slopes in MCE (Modified Combustion Efficiency vs. geometric mean diameter than only using MCE values.

  16. Challenges in the Plasma Etch Process Development in the sub-20nm Technology Nodes

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    Kumar, Kaushik

    2013-09-01

    For multiple generations of semiconductor technologies, RF plasmas have provided a reliable platform for critical and non-critical patterning applications. The electron temperature of processes in a RF plasma is typically several electron volts. A substantial portion of the electron population is within the energy range accessible for different types of electron collision processes, such as electron collision dissociation and dissociative electron attachment. When these electron processes occur within a small distance above the wafer, the neutral species, radicals and excited molecules, generated from these processes take part in etching reactions impacting selectivity, ARDE and micro-loading. The introduction of finFET devices at 22 nm technology node at Intel marks the transition of planar devices to 3-dimensional devices, which add to the challenges to etch process in fabricating such devices. In the sub-32 nm technology node, Back-end-of-the-line made a change with the implementation of Trench First Metal Hard Mask (TFMHM) integration scheme, which has hence gained traction and become the preferred integration of low-k materials for BEOL. This integration scheme also enables Self-Aligned Via (SAV) patterning which prevents via CD growth and confines via by line trenches to better control via to line spacing. In addition to this, lack of scaling of 193 nm Lithography and non-availability of EUV based lithography beyond concept, has placed focus on novel multiple patterning schemes. This added complexity has resulted in multiple etch schemes to enable technology scaling below 80 nm Pitches, as shown by the memory manufacturers. Double-Patterning and Quad-Patterning have become increasingly used techniques to achieve 64 nm, 56 nm and 45 nm Pitch technologies in Back-end-of-the-line. Challenges associated in the plasma etching of these multiple integration schemes will be discussed in the presentation. In collaboration with A. Ranjan, TEL Technology Center, America

  17. MEBES reticle writers for 350-nm and 250-nm design rules

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    Abboud, Frank E.; Naber, Robert J.; Dean, Robert L.; Sauer, Charles A.

    1994-11-01

    New MEBES reticle writers are described that meet the production requirements of the 350- nm and 250-nm design rules required for 64 Mb and first generation 256 Mb DRAM techniques. These raster scan e-beam systems are based on the MEBES IV thermal field emission (TFE) exposure system, in production use since early 1992. The MEBES IV-TFE system exceeds its 500-nm design rule requirement and is routinely used to product reticles of first-generation 64 Mb DRAMs, prototype 256 Mb DRAMs, and phase shift masks. The success of MEBES IV-TFE is based on a close working relationship with system users, who provided input to establish the requirements of the new reticle writers. The new reticle writers are the result of a two-phase development program. The initial phase, completed in 1993, focused on productivity improvements to the base system, which proved to have excellent accuracy. These improvements ease the handling of the large pattern files, improve the use of the 160 MHz writing rate with a faster data path and more efficient writing strategy, and improve overall system utilization with in situ (maskless) beam-calibration techniques. The second phase of development, completed early in 1994, focused on the production reticle requirements of second-generation 64 Mb DRAM, including optical proximity correction features, and first-generation 256 Mb DRAM. The second development phase improves data path speed, system accuracy, and system productivity. System and subsystem performance is shown for the first and second development phases. Lithographic and write-time performance on the product is presented and discussed in the context of system requirements.

  18. Ultraviolet 320 nm laser excitation for flow cytometry.

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    Telford, William; Stickland, Lynn; Koschorreck, Marco

    2017-04-01

    Although multiple lasers and high-dimensional analysis capability are now standard on advanced flow cytometers, ultraviolet (UV) lasers (usually 325-365 nm) remain an uncommon excitation source for cytometry. This is primarily due to their cost, and the small number of applications that require this wavelength. The development of the Brilliant Ultraviolet (BUV fluorochromes, however, has increased the importance of this formerly niche excitation wavelength. Historically, UV excitation was usually provided by water-cooled argon- and krypton-ion lasers. Modern flow cytometers primary rely on diode pumped solid state lasers emitting at 355 nm. While useful for all UV-excited applications, DPSS UV lasers are still large by modern solid state laser standards, and remain very expensive. Smaller and cheaper near UV laser diodes (NUVLDs) emitting at 375 nm make adequate substitutes for 355 nm sources in many situations, but do not work as well with very short wavelength probes like the fluorescent calcium chelator indo-1. In this study, we evaluate a newly available UV 320 nm laser for flow cytometry. While shorter in wavelength that conventional UV lasers, 320 is close to the 325 nm helium-cadmium wavelength used in the past on early benchtop cytometers. A UV 320 nm laser was found to excite almost all Brilliant Ultraviolet dyes to nearly the same level as 355 nm sources. Both 320 nm and 355 nm sources worked equally well for Hoechst and DyeCycle Violet side population analysis of stem cells in mouse hematopoetic tissue. The shorter wavelength UV source also showed excellent excitation of indo-1, a probe that is not compatible with NUVLD 375 nm sources. In summary, a 320 nm laser module made a suitable substitute for conventional 355 nm sources. This laser technology is available in a smaller form factor than current 355 nm units, making it useful for small cytometers with space constraints. © 2017 International Society for Advancement of Cytometry. © 2017 International

  19. The efficacy of selective calculus ablation at 400 nm: comparison to conventional calculus removal methods

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    Schoenly, Joshua E.; Seka, Wolf; Romanos, Georgios; Rechmann, Peter

    A desired outcome of scaling and root planing is the complete removal of calculus and infected root tissue and preservation of healthy cementum for rapid healing of periodontal tissues. Conventional periodontal treatments for calculus removal, such as hand instrument scaling and ultrasonic scaling, often deeply scrape the surface of the underlying hard tissue and may leave behind a smear layer. Pulsed lasers emitting at violet wavelengths (specifically, 380 to 400 nm) are a potential alternative treatment since they can selectively ablate dental calculus without ablating pristine hard tissue (i.e., enamel, cementum, and dentin). In this study, light and scanning electron microscopy are used to compare and contrast the efficacy of in vitro calculus removal for several conventional periodontal treatments (hand instruments, ultrasonic scaler, and Er:YAG laser) to calculus removal with a frequency-doubled Ti:sapphire (λ = 400 nm). After calculus removal, enamel and cementum surfaces are investigated for calculus debris and damage to the underlying hard tissue surface. Compared to the smear layer, grooves, and unintentional hard tissue removal typically found using these conventional treatments, calculus removal using the 400-nm laser is complete and selective without any removal of pristine dental hard tissue. Based on these results, selective ablation from the 400-nm laser appears to produce a root surface that would be more suitable for successful healing of periodontal tissues.

  20. Exploiting regularity: breakthroughs in sub-7nm place-and-route

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    Liebmann, L.; Gerousis, V.; Gutwin, Paul; Zhu, Xuelian; Petykiewicz, Jan

    2017-03-01

    As pitch scaling is becoming constrained not only by lithographic resolution limits but alos by fundamental device and interconnect challenges the semiconductor industry has turned to cell-height reduction as a means of achieving competitive area scaling. The risk in using cell-height reduction to compensate for insufficient pitch scaling is that place- and-route inefficiencies caused by wiring congestion at the block level of the design can easily eliminate any area scaling gains made at the cell level of the design. This paper shows how careful cell-architecture optimization, physical design methodology changes, and place-and-route innovations have led to competitive block level area scaling for 7nm technology nodes and beyond. Data is presented to show that an entire node's worth of scaling can be achieved through these comprehensive design-technology co-optimization efforts.

  1. Process Parameters Optimization of 14nm MOSFET Using 2-D Analytical Modelling

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    Noor Faizah Z.A.; Ahmad Ibrahim; Ker P.J.; Siti Munirah Y.; Mohd Firdaus R.; Md. Fazle E.; Menon P. S.

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents the modeling and optimization of 14nm gate length CMOS transistor which is down-scaled from previous 32nm gate length. High-k metal gate material was used in this research utilizing Hafnium Dioxide (HfO2) as dielectric and Tungsten Silicide (WSi2) and Titanium Silicide (TiSi2) as a metal gate for NMOS and PMOS respectively. The devices are fabricated virtually using ATHENA module and characterized its performance evaluation via ATLAS module; both in Virtual Wafer Fabricati...

  2. Wavelength beam combining of a 980-nm tapered diode laser bar in an external cavity

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    Vijayakumar, Deepak; Jensen, Ole Bjarlin; Thestrup Nielsen, Birgitte

    2010-01-01

    solution for preserving the beam quality of the bar in the range of that of a single emitter and at the same time, enabling the power scaling. We report spectral beam combining applied to a 12 emitter tapered laser bar at 980 nm. The external cavity has been designed for a wavelength separation of 4.0 nm......High power diode lasers are used in a large number of applications. A limiting factor for more widespread use of broad area lasers is the poor beam quality. Gain guided tapered diode lasers are ideal candidates for industrial applications that demands watt level output power with good beam quality...

  3. 980 nm and 808 nm excitable upconversion nanoparticles for the detection of enzyme related reactions

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    Himmelstoß, Sandy F.; Wiesholler, Lisa M.; Buchner, Markus; Muhr, Verena; Märkl, Susanne; Baeumner, Antje J.; Hirsch, Thomas

    2017-02-01

    Upconverting luminescent nanoparticles (UCNPs) represent an interesting class of nanomaterials for bioanalytical applications. Due to their excitation in the near infrared region of the spectra, no fluorescence of biological compounds is trigged. Compared to other nanomaterials like quantum dots they exhibit low cytotoxicity, high photostability, no blinking and chemical inertness. Nevertheless, UCNPs suffer from low quantum efficiency. Here we report on two different core-shell particle systems which have a core consisting of NaYF4 doped with Yb3+/ Tm3+ and an additional inert shell (NaYF4) or an active shell (NaYF4 doped with Yb3+/Nd3+). Nanoparticles without Yb3+ as sensitizer can be excited at 980 nm. However, water has an absorption band in this region. This results in a reduction of the upconversion efficiency in aqueous systems and a heating of the solution. For bioanalytical application, more beneficial is the shifting of the wavelength to 808 nm by additional doping of the shell with Nd3+. Both core-shell systems were investigated in respect to the monitor enzymatic reactions of dehydrogenases and oxidases involving the generation of either NADH or FADH2.

  4. Alignment robustness for 90 nm and 65 nm node through copper alignment mark integration optimization

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    Warrick, Scott; Hinnen, Paul; Morton, Rob; Cooper, Kevin; Sassoulas, Pierre-Olivier; Depre, Jerome; Navarro, Ramon; van Haren, Richard; Browning, Clyde; Reber, Doug; Megens, Henry

    2005-05-01

    In this paper, methods for stacking ASML scribe lane alignment marks (SPM) and improving the mark performance at initial copper metal levels are discussed. The new mark designs and the theoretical reasons for mark design and/or integration change are presented. In previous joint publications between ASML and Freescale Semiconductor [1], improved overlay performance and alignment robustness for Back End Of Line (BEOL) layers by the application of stacked scribe lane marks (SPM) was presented. In this paper, further improvements are demonstrated through the use of optimized Versatile Scribe Lane Mark design (VSPM). With the application of stacked optimized VSPM-marks, the alignment signal strength of marks in the copper metal layer is increased compared to stacked SPM marks. The gains in signal strength stability, which is typical for stacked marks, as well as significantly reduced scribe lane usage, are also maintained. Through the placement of specially designed orthogonal scatter-bars in selected layers under the VSPM-marks, the alignment performance of initial inlaid metal layers is improved as well. The integration of these marks has been evaluated for the 90 nm and 65 nm technology nodes as part of a joint development program between the Crolles2 Alliance and ASML. A measured overlay improvement of ~10-15% was obtained by a strategy change from floating copper marks to stacked optimized VSPM marks.

  5. Temperature characteristic of 808nm VCSELs with large aperture

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    Feng, Yuan; Feng, Dawei; Hao, Yongqin; Wang, Yong; Yan, Changling; Lu, Peng; Li, Yang

    2015-03-01

    In order to study the output characteristics of 808nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser(VCSEL) with large aperture at different temperature, 808nm VCSEL with 500μm emitting diameter are fabricated with Reticular Electrode Structure(RES). Lasing wavelength, optical power and the threshold current are measured by changing the temperature of heat sink. And an output power of 0.42W is achieved at 1.3A at room temperature under continuous wave operation. The central wavelength is 803.32nm, and the full width at half maximum is 0.16nm, the temperature shift is 0.06nm/°, the thermal resistance is 0.098°/mW. The testing results show that 808nm VCSEL with large aperture is good temperature characteristic.

  6. Performance of diethylene glycol-based particle counters in the sub-3 nm size range

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    Wimmer, D; Franchin, A; Kangasluoma, J; Kreissl, F; Kürten, A; Kupc, A; Metzger, A; Mikkilä, J; Petäjä, J; Riccobono, F; Vanhanen, J; Kulmala, M; Curtius, J

    2013-01-01

    When studying new particle formation, the uncertainty in determining the "true" nucleation rate is considerably reduced when using condensation particle counters (CPCs) capable of measuring concentrations of aerosol particles at sizes close to or even at the critical cluster size (1–2 nm). Recently, CPCs able to reliably detect particles below 2 nm in size and even close to 1 nm became available. Using these instruments, the corrections needed for calculating nucleation rates are substantially reduced compared to scaling the observed formation rate to the nucleation rate at the critical cluster size. However, this improved instrumentation requires a careful characterization of their cut-off size and the shape of the detection efficiency curve because relatively small shifts in the cut-off size can translate into larger relative errors when measuring particles close to the cut-off size. Here we describe the development of two continuous-flow CPCs using diethylene glycol (DEG) as the working fluid. The desig...

  7. Raster scan patterning solution for 100- and 70-nm OPC masks

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    Abboud, Frank E.; Baik, Ki-Ho; Chakarian, Varoujan; Cole, Damon M.; Dean, Robert L.; Gesley, Mark A.; Gillman, Herb; Moore, William C.; Mueller, Mark; Naber, Robert J.; Newman, Thomas H.; Puri, Romin; Raymond, Frederick, III; Rougieri, Mario

    2002-07-01

    Photomask complexity threatens to outpace mask pattern generator productivity, as semiconductor devices are scaled down and optical proximity correction (OPC) becomes commonplace. Raster scan architectures are well suited to the challenge of maintaining mask throughput and mask quality despite these trends. The MEBES eXara mask pattern generator combines the resolution of a finely focused 50 keV electron beam with the productivity and accuracy of Raster Graybeam writing. Features below 100 nm can be imaged, and OPC designs are produced with consistent fidelity. Write time is independent of resist sensitivity, allowing high-dose processes to be extended, and relaxing sensitivity constraints on chemically amplified resists. Data handling capability is enhanced by a new hierarchical front end and hiearchical data format, building on an underlying writing strategy that is efficient for OPC patterns. A large operating range enables the MEBES eXara system to support the production of 100 nm photomasks, and the development of 70 nm masks.

  8. Dust Plasma Analogue for Interstellar 217.5 nm Extinction

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    Stefanović, I.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The new ultraviolet (UV extinction measurements of carbonaceous nanoparticles in the range from 140 nm to 260 nm are presented. The plasma polymerized hydrocarbon nanoparticles were already proposed as a new astro analogue, which describe the infrared (IR extinction spectra in an excellent way. We use the same particles to find the possible carrier of the "mysterious" UV 217.5 nm extinction "bump" of interstellar media (ISM.

  9. Antifungal effect of 405-nm light on Botrytis cinerea.

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    Imada, K; Tanaka, S; Ibaraki, Y; Yoshimura, K; Ito, S

    2014-12-01

    There is very little information on the fungistatic or fungicidal effect of visible light. This study investigated the effect of 405-nm light, generated by a light-emitting diode array, on the economically important fungus Botrytis cinerea. The mycelial growth of B. cinerea was inhibited to the greatest extent by light at 405 and 415 nm and was negligibly inactivated at 450 nm, suggesting the presence of a photosensitizing compound that absorbs light mainly at wavelengths of 405-415 nm. Delta-aminolevulinic acid, a precursor of endogenous photosensitizer porphyrins, was used to determine the role of these porphyrins in 405-nm light-mediated photoinactivation of the fungus. Concentration-dependent inhibition of spore germination by delta-aminolevulinic acid and accumulation of singlet oxygen in the spores was observed when the spores were exposed to 405-nm light. These results suggest that the excitation of endogenous porphyrins and subsequent accumulation of singlet oxygen could partially explain the 405-nm light-mediated photoinactivation of B. cinerea. The development of symptoms in detached tomato leaves inoculated with B. cinerea spores was significantly reduced by irradiation with 405-nm light, indicating that 405-nm light has a potential use for controlling plant diseases caused by B. cinerea. Grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) is a very successful necrotroph, causing serious losses in more than 200 crop hosts. This study investigated the antifungal effect of 405-nm light on this pathogen. Our results suggest that the excitation of endogenous porphyrins and subsequent accumulation of singlet oxygen contribute to the 405-nm light-mediated photoinactivation of grey mould. The development of symptoms in detached tomato leaves inoculated with B. cinerea spores was significantly inhibited by irradiation with 405-nm light, indicating that this wavelength of light has a potential use in controlling plant diseases caused by B. cinerea. © 2014 The Society for

  10. Virus safety of plasma products using 20 nm instead of 15 nm filtration as virus removing step.

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    Koenderman, A H L; ter Hart, H G J; Prins-de Nijs, I M M; Bloem, J; Stoffers, S; Kempers, A; Derksen, G J; Al, B; Dekker, L; Over, J

    2012-11-01

    During the manufacture of human plasma derivatives, a series of complementary measures are undertaken to prevent transmission of blood-borne viruses. Virus filtration using 15 nm (Planova15N) filters has successfully been implemented in manufacturing processes for various plasma derivatives primarily because virus filtration is a technique, mild for proteins, that can effectively remove even small non-lipid-enveloped viruses, such as HAV and parvovirus B19. However, the use of 15 nm filters has limitations with regard to protein capacity of the filters and the process flow, resulting in an expensive manufacturing step. Therefore, studies were performed to test whether the use of 20 nm (Planova20N) filters, having different characteristics compared to 15 nm filters, can be an alternative for the use of 15 nm filters. It is shown that 20 nm filtration can be an alternative for 15 nm filtration. However, the virus removal capacity of the 20 nm filters depends on the plasma product that is filtered. Therefore, an optimisation study must be performed with regard to process parameters such as pressure, pH and protein concentration for each plasma product. In this study, using optimised conditions, the virus removal capacity of 20 nm filters appears to be comparable or even better when compared to that of 15 nm filters. Copyright © 2012 The International Alliance for Biological Standardization. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Elemental compositions of PM{sub 10–2.5} and PM{sub 2.5} aerosols of a Nigerian urban city using ion beam analytical techniques

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    Ezeh, G.C., E-mail: goddyich@yahoo.com [Atmospheric Research and Information Analysis Laboratory (ARIAL), Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria); Obioh, I.B. [Atmospheric Research and Information Analysis Laboratory (ARIAL), Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria); Asubiojo, O.I. [Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria); Chiari, M.; Nava, S.; Calzolai, G.; Lucarelli, F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Firenze and I.N.F.N., Via Sansone 1, 50029 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Nuviadenu, C.K. [Accelerator Research Centre, Ghana Atomic Energy Agency, Accra (Ghana)

    2014-09-01

    The paucity of data on air quality studies in Nigeria prompted us to commence the sampling of particulate matter (PM{sub 10–2.5} and PM{sub 2.5}) in Mushin Lagos, Nigeria. Both size-segregated fractions were collected using a double staged ‘Gent’ stack filter unit sampler. Elemental characterization was carried out by Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) and Proton Induced γ-ray Emission (PIGE) techniques using an external ion beam set-up. Twenty-four elements (Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Cs and Pb) were detected in both fractions and their concentrations were assessed. A study of their inter-elemental correlations indicated that some elements could have common source origins or similar chemical properties while enrichment factors (EF) displayed that most elements emanated from anthropogenic sources. Source apportionment studies are thus recommended.

  12. Time exponent suppression of growth of the Zr–Sn diffusion layers between amorphous Zr{sub 55}Cu{sub 30}Al{sub 10}Ni{sub 5} and Sn

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    Chai, Kan [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Lin, Tiesong, E-mail: hitjoining@hit.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); He, Peng [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China); Sun, Jianfei [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001 (China)

    2015-10-15

    The growth kinetics of the diffusion layer between molten Sn and Zr{sub 55}Cu{sub 30}Al{sub 10}Ni{sub 5} bulk metallic glass (BMG) substrate were examined by isothermal aging at the temperature range between 513 and 633 K with 30 K temperature interval. The aged samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). The growth of the diffusion layer is mainly controlled by a diffusion-controlled mechanism over the temperature range at stage I, and the value of the time exponent is approximately 1/2 by fitting the experiment data. As well as there is unusual stage II, whose time exponent of the growth is suppressed to 1/3. Based on phenomenological description, it could deduced that phase transition such like nucleation and coalescence occur in vicinity of the interface of diffusion layer at the late stage of clusters growth processes similar to Ostwald ripening. - Highlights: • Linear fitting of all experiment data of the thickness derivate the time exponent n be suppressed from 0.52 to 0.36. • There is the value of the time exponent following two stages by fitting the data segmentations. • The value of the time exponent is 1/2 at stage I, and 1/3 at stage II. • Phase transition such like nucleation, coalescence occur in vicinity of the interface of diffusion layer at stage II.

  13. The magnetic phase diagram of the spin-chain system Ca{sub 2+x}Y{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10-{delta}}: Oxygen hole-doping corrections

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    Park, Keeseong [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)], E-mail: kspark@physics.utexas.edu; Lee, Yong J.; Markert, John T. [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)

    2007-09-01

    Recently, the antiferromagnetic transition temperature in the coupled spin-chain system Ca{sub 2+x}Y{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10-{delta}} was found to decrease with increasing x and disappear around x = 1.4 [K. Kubo, S. Kurogi, Y. Koike, T. Nishizaki, N. Kobayashi, Phys. Rev. B 71 (2005) 104413]. We report the results of X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, heat capacity, and iodometric titration measurements, and find that such behavior corresponds to oxygen-deficient specimens. We propose that the correct phase diagram is a function of both cation doping and oxygen content, with hole concentration p = (x - 2{delta}) per formula unit. We find that the true phase transition occurs just below p = 1.0, corresponding to a hole concentration of 0.20 per copper. For example, for x = 1.00, the single crystals of Kubo et al. (2005) correspond to our polycrystalline specimens with {delta} = 0.37 (p = 0.26), a very large oxygen-defect effect. Such a composition has only a slightly suppressed Neel temperature, while for our fully oxygenated x = 1.00 samples, the antiferromagnetic transition is completely suppressed.

  14. Oxygen hole-doping effects on the spin-chain system Ca{sub 2+x}Y{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10-{delta}}

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    Park, K. [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)], E-mail: kspark@physics.utexas.edu; Cackowski, T. [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States); Markert, J.T. [Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 (United States)], E-mail: markert@physics.utexas.edu

    2008-04-01

    The magnetic properties of the low-dimensional spin-chain system Ca{sub 2+x}Y{sub 2-x}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10-{delta}} were studied as a function of oxygen content and Ca-doping. A series of samples with different oxygen contents were prepared by solid state reaction under various oxygen pressures up to 170 atm and characterized by X-ray diffraction and iodometric titration. Oxygen deficiency was observed to be from {delta}=0.2-0.4 at 0.2 atm to {delta}{approx}0.0 at 170 atm oxygen pressure. Oxygen deficiency increases with Ca-doping at fixed oxygen pressure. The temperature dependence of the magnetic moment and of the specific heat are reported here for the x=0.9 sample with various oxygen deficiencies. The effects of oxygen deficiency on magnetic coupling are compared with Ca-doping. Notably, oxygen content plays a much more critical role in the reduction of magnetic interactions in the CuO{sub 2} chains than Ca-doping, even for the same hole concentration.

  15. Effect of ball milling and thermal treatment on exchange bias and magnetocaloric properties of Ni{sub 48}Mn{sub 39.5}Sn{sub 10.5}Al{sub 2} ribbons

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    Czaja, P., E-mail: p.czaja@imim.pl [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta Str., 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Przewoźnik, J. [AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, Department of Solid State Physics, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Fitta, M.; Bałanda, M. [The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 152 Radzikowskiego Str., 31-342 Krakow (Poland); Chrobak, A. [A. Chelkowski Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, 4 Uniwersytecka Str., Katowice 40-007 (Poland); Kania, B. [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta Str., 30-059 Kraków (Poland); Zackiewicz, P. [Institute of Non Ferrous Metals, 5 Sowinskiego Str., Gliwice 44-100 (Poland); Wójcik, A.; Szlezynger, M.; Maziarz, W. [Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, 25 Reymonta Str., 30-059 Kraków (Poland)

    2016-03-01

    The combined effect of ball milling and subsequent heat treatment on microstructure, magnetic, magnetocaloric and exchange bias properties of Ni{sub 48}Mn{sub 39.5}Sn{sub 10.5}Al{sub 2} ribbons is reported. The annealing treatment results in the increase of the critical martensitic transformation temperature. The magnetic entropy change ΔS{sub M} of the order of 7.9 and −2.3 J kg K{sup −1} for the annealed 50–32 µm powder fraction is determined. This is less than in the as melt spun ribbon but appears at a considerably higher temperature. At the same time EB is decreased due to annealing treatment. This decrease is attributed to the strengthened ferromagnetic exchange coupling due heat induced stress and structural relaxation. - Highlights: • Milling and annealing of Ni–Mn–Sn–Al ribbons increases the MT temperature. • ΔS{sub M} equal to 7.9 and −2.3 J kg K{sup −1} for the annealed 50–32 µm powder fraction. • Exchange Bias decreases due to annealing treatment. • Milling and annealing are useful for tuning of properties of Ni–Mn–Sn–Al alloys.

  16. Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 2}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10}: the first authentic frustrated quasi-1D ferromagnet and a particular rehabilitation of spin wave theory based analysis

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    Drechsler, Stefan-Ludwig; Nishimoto, Satoshi; Brink, Jeroen van den [IFW-Dresden, ITF, D01171 Dresden (Germany); Kuzian, Roman [IFW-Dresden, ITF, D01171 Dresden (Germany); Inst. f. Problems of Material Sciences, NASU, Kiev (Ukraine); Malek, Jiri [IFW-Dresden, ITF, D01171 Dresden (Germany); Inst. of Physics, ASCR, Prague (Czech Republic); Schmitt, Miriam; Rosner, Helge [MPI-CPFS, Dresden (Germany); Matsuda, Masaaki [Quantum Cond. Division, Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge (United States); Oka, Kunihiko; Yamaguchi, Hirotaka; Ito, Toshimitsu [AIST, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)

    2012-07-01

    We reexamine the magnetic excitations (ME) for Ca{sub 2}Y{sub 2}Cu{sub 5}O{sub 10} with edge-shared CuO{sub 2} chains (ESC). For this aim we report inelastic neutron scattering data and present the ME dispersion along Q(H,0,1.5), unaffected by the main interchain couplings. This allows a precise extraction of the inchain couplings (IC) J{sub 1} {approx} -170 K, J{sub 2} {approx} 32 K. Their ratio {alpha} = vertical stroke J{sub 2}/J{sub 1} vertical stroke {approx} 0.19 indicates an exceptional position in the ESC family: close to the critical point (CP) of the J{sub 2}-J{sub 1} spin model {alpha}{sub c} = 1/4, but on the ferromagnetic (FM) side of its phase diagram. The obtained J's agree with the results obtained for a realistic 5-band extended Hubbard pd model and L(S)DA+U calculations. We predict Zhang-Rice singlet features in RIXS, EELS and optics visible at 300 K for sizable frustration only. This is the signature of a frustrated FM near a CP. The weak IC determine the predicted saturation field of 65 T and J{sub 1} gives the width of the ME dispersion.

  17. Paramagnetic susceptibility of the Zr{sub 62}Cu{sub 22}Al{sub 10}Fe{sub 5}Dy{sub 1} metallic glass subjected to high-pressure torsion deformation

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    Korolev, A.V., E-mail: korolyov@imp.uran.ru [Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch RAS, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Kourov, N.I. [Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch RAS, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Pushin, V.G. [Institute of Metal Physics of the Ural Branch RAS, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Gunderov, D.V. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa (Russian Federation); Boltynjuk, E.V.; Ubyivovk, E.V. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Valiev, R.Z. [Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation); Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa (Russian Federation)

    2017-09-01

    Highlights: • Zr-based BMG was subjected to HPT at temperatures of 20 °C and 150 °C. • Magnetic measurements reveal well recordable changes in paramagnetic susceptibility. • Paramagnetic susceptibility may be an indicator of a change in the structural state. - Abstract: The Zr{sub 62}Cu{sub 22}Al{sub 10}Fe{sub 5}Dy{sub 1} bulk metallic glass is studied in the as-cast state and in the state after processing by high-pressure torsion at temperatures of 20 °C and 150 °C. According to the data from X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy, the structural state of the samples depends weakly on the conducted processing. At the same time, magnetic measurements reveal well recordable changes in paramagnetic susceptibility induced by the processing of the samples. It is assumed that, because of high-pressure torsion deformation, there occurs a noticeable change in the material electronic structure, which leads to a change in the full susceptibility of the samples. The performed studies demonstrate that paramagnetic susceptibility may be an indicator of a change in the structural state of paramagnetic amorphous metallic substances.

  18. Comparison between Gaussian-type orbitals and plane wave ab initio density functional theory modeling of layer silicates: Talc [Mg{sub 3}Si{sub 4}O{sub 10}(OH){sub 2}] as model system

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    Ulian, Gianfranco; Valdrè, Giovanni, E-mail: giovanni.valdre@unibo.it [Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche e Geologico-Ambientali, Centro di Ricerca Interdisciplinare di Biomineralogia, Cristallografia e Biomateriali, Università di Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum” Piazza di Porta San Donato 1, 40126 Bologna (Italy); Tosoni, Sergio [Departament de Química Física and Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional (IQTCUB), Universitat de Barcelona, C/ Martí i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain)

    2013-11-28

    The quantum chemical characterization of solid state systems is conducted with many different approaches, among which the adoption of periodic boundary conditions to deal with three-dimensional infinite condensed systems. This method, coupled to the Density Functional Theory (DFT), has been proved successful in simulating a huge variety of solids. Only in relatively recent years this ab initio quantum-mechanic approach has been used for the investigation of layer silicate structures and minerals. In the present work, a systematic comparison of different DFT functionals (GGA-PBEsol and hybrid B3LYP) and basis sets (plane waves and all-electron Gaussian-type orbitals) on the geometry, energy, and phonon properties of a model layer silicate, talc [Mg{sub 3}Si{sub 4}O{sub 10}(OH){sub 2}], is presented. Long range dispersion is taken into account by DFT+D method. Results are in agreement with experimental data reported in literature, with minimal deviation given by the GTO/B3LYP-D* method regarding both axial lattice parameters and interaction energy and by PW/PBE-D for the unit-cell volume and angular values. All the considered methods adequately describe the experimental talc infrared spectrum.

  19. Microstructure evolution of Zr{sub 65}Al{sub 7.5}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 10}Ag{sub 5} bulk metallic glass due to rolling and its influence on the thermal stability

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    Yan, Z.J., E-mail: yanzhijie74@sohu.com [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Yan, J.; Hu, Y.; Hao, W.X. [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China)

    2012-02-05

    X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) are employed to investigate the microstructure evolution of Zr{sub 65}Al{sub 7.5}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 10}Ag{sub 5} bulk metallic glass subjected to rolling at room temperature. The strain rates are controlled to be 10{sup -4}-10{sup -3} s{sup -1}. The results show that the plastic deformation during rolling behaves as an inhomogeneous mode with the characteristic of shear bands, which results in the two-state characteristic of atomic movement from competition between the ordering and disordering processes. The icosahedron-like clusters precipitate in the transition regions between the shear bands and the amorphous matrix, and they tend to aggregate into nano-sized orders. The results of DSC indicate that the onset precipitation temperature of I-phase during heating of the metallic glass obviously decreases due to rolling. However, the time window for the completion of amorphous-to-icosahedral phase transformation is evidently lengthened. The microstructure evolution during rolling and its influence on the thermal stability are discussed.

  20. Transformation behavior and shape memory properties of Ti{sub 50}Ni{sub 15}Pd{sub 25}Cu{sub 10} high temperature shape memory alloy at various aging temperatures

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    Rehman, Saif ur, E-mail: saifur.rehman@smme.nust.edu.pk [School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan); Khan, Mushtaq [School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan); Nusair Khan, A.; Ali, Liaqat; Zaman, Sabah; Waseem, Muhammad [Institute of Industrial Control System, Rawalpindi (Pakistan); Ali, Liaqat; Jaffery, Syed Husain Imran [School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2014-12-01

    This research presents an insight into the effect of various aging temperatures on the microstructure, hardness, phase transformation behavior and shape memory properties of Ti{sub 50}Ni{sub 15}Pd{sub 25}Cu{sub 10} high temperature shape memory alloy. The aging temperature was varied from 350 °C to 750 °C, whereas the shape memory properties were evaluated at 100–500 MPa. It was observed that the mentioned properties were strongly dependent on the aging temperatures. Based on the results obtained from scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, microhardness testing, differential scanning calorimetry and thermomechanical testing, the aging temperatures can be divided into three ranges. At low aging temperatures (350 °C and below), the properties of the alloy remained the same as were found for solution treated sample, however at intermediate aging temperatures (400–600 °C) the properties of the alloy were changed significantly. Due to the formation of precipitates, the hardness was increased, whereas the phase transformation temperatures and work output were decreased considerably. The recovery ratio was found to be improved for intermediate aging temperatures. At high aging temperatures (650 °C and above), the hardness was decreased and the phase transformation temperatures were increased. Phase transformation temperature at the aging temperature of 750 °C was found to be increased significantly as compared to solution treated sample.

  1. Structural and luminescent properties of new Pb{sup 2+}-doped calcium chlorapatites Ca{sub 10-x}Pb{sub x}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6} Cl{sub 2} (0{<=}x{<=}10)

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    Mehnaoui, M; Panczer, G; Boulon, G [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Materiaux Luminescents, UMR 5620, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 69622 Villeurbanne (France); Ternane, R; Trabelsi-Ayadi, M [Laboratoire d' Application de la Chimie aux Ressources et Substances Naturelles et a l' Environnement, Faculte des Sciences de Bizerte, 7021 Bizerte (Tunisia)], E-mail: panczer@pcml.univ-lyon1.fr

    2008-07-09

    Excitation and emission spectra of Pb{sup 2+} ions in Ca{sub 10-x}Pb{sub x}(PO{sub 4}){sub 6}Cl{sub 2} (0{<=}x{<=}10) compounds are investigated for various activator concentrations at different temperatures. A calcium-lead chlorapatite system shows a common apatitic structure and occurs as a continuous solid solution. An attempt to identify the pure electronic transitions between the ground and the excited levels of Pb{sup 2+} is made. As a consequence of the two different sites in the apatite, two emission bands due to the {sup 3}P{sub 1} {yields} {sup 1}S{sub 0} (at room temperature) and {sup 3}P{sub 0,1} {yields} {sup 1}S{sub 0} (at low temperature) transitions of the Pb{sup 2+} ions are observed. Decay times of Pb{sup 2+} emission have been measured. Experimental data point out thermalization between {sup 3}P{sub 1} and {sup 3}P{sub 0} levels, for example, at very low temperature, the forbidden transition {sup 3}P{sub 0} {yields} {sup 1}S{sub 0} is the most intense. The overlap between the emission band of one site and the excitation band of the other site corresponds to an energy transfer phenomenon. Correlations between the luminescence results and the structural data are discussed.

  2. Generation and use of high power 213 nm and 266 nm laser radiation and tunable 210-400 nm laser radiation with BBO crystal matrix array

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    Gruen, Dieter M.

    2000-01-01

    A 213 nm laser beam is capable of single photon ablative photodecomposition for the removal of a polymer or biological material substrate. Breaking the molecular bonds and displacing the molecules away from the substrate in a very short time period results in most of the laser photon energy being carried away by the displaced molecules, thus minimizing thermal damage to the substrate. The incident laser beam may be unfocussed and is preferably produced by quintupling the 1064 nm radiation from a Nd:YAG solid state laser, i.e., at 213 nm. In one application, the 213 nm laser beam is expanded in cross section and directed through a plurality of small beta barium borate (BBO) crystals for increasing the energy per photon of the laser radiation directed onto the substrate. The BBO crystals are arranged in a crystal matrix array to provide a large laser beam transmission area capable of accommodating high energy laser radiation without damaging the BBO crystals. The BBO crystal matrix array may also be used with 266 nm laser radiation for carrying out single or multi photon ablative photodecomposition. The BBO crystal matrix array may also be used in an optical parametric oscillator mode to generate high power tunable laser radiation in the range of 210-400 nm.

  3. Roughness and uniformity improvements on self-aligned quadruple patterning technique for 10nm node and beyond by wafer stress engineering

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    Liu, Eric; Ko, Akiteru; O'Meara, David; Mohanty, Nihar; Franke, Elliott; Pillai, Karthik; Biolsi, Peter

    2017-05-01

    Dimension shrinkage has been a major driving force in the development of integrated circuit processing over a number of decades. The Self-Aligned Quadruple Patterning (SAQP) technique is widely adapted for sub-10nm node in order to achieve the desired feature dimensions. This technique provides theoretical feasibility of multiple pitch-halving from 193nm immersion lithography by using various pattern transferring steps. The major concept of this approach is to a create spacer defined self-aligned pattern by using single lithography print. By repeating the process steps, double, quadruple, or octuple are possible to be achieved theoretically. In these small architectures, line roughness control becomes extremely important since it may contribute to a significant portion of process and device performance variations. In addition, the complexity of SAQP in terms of processing flow makes the roughness improvement indirective and ineffective. It is necessary to discover a new approach in order to improve the roughness in the current SAQP technique. In this presentation, we demonstrate a novel method to improve line roughness performances on 30nm pitch SAQP flow. We discover that the line roughness performance is strongly related to stress management. By selecting different stress level of film to be deposited onto the substrate, we can manipulate the roughness performance in line and space patterns. In addition, the impact of curvature change by applied film stress to SAQP line roughness performance is also studied. No significant correlation is found between wafer curvature and line roughness performance. We will discuss in details the step-by-step physical performances for each processing step in terms of critical dimension (CD)/ critical dimension uniformity (CDU)/line width roughness (LWR)/line edge roughness (LER). Finally, we summarize the process needed to reach the full wafer performance targets of LWR/LER in 1.07nm/1.13nm on 30nm pitch line and space pattern.

  4. Anetoderma treated with combined 595-nm pulsed-dye laser and 1550-nm non-ablative fractionated laser.

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    Wang, Krystle; Ross, Nicholas Alexander; Saedi, Nazanin

    2016-01-01

    Anetoderma is a skin disorder characterized by a focal loss of dermal elastic tissue whereby patients present with soft, depressible lesions. We postulated that a series of combination treatment using the 595-nm pulsed dye laser (PDL) and the 1550-nm non-ablative fractionated laser (NAFL) would improve the anetoderma lesions. Our patient with biopsy proven anetoderma received 3 treatments with a combination of 595-nm PDL and 1550-nm NAFL spaced 3 weeks apart. Skin biopsies were performed at baseline and immediately prior to the third treatment. Stains for hematoxylin and eosin and Verhoeff Van Gieson (VVG) were performed. Improvement in lesion color, texture, and overall appearance was noted after the second treatment and continued following the third treatment. Post-treatment VVG staining demonstrated an increase in dermal elastin fibers and a decrease in elastin fiber fragmentation. Thus, the combination of 595-nm PDL and 1550-nm NAFL should be considered as a treatment modality for anetoderma.

  5. Via patterning in the 7-nm node using immersion lithography and graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly

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    Doise, Jan; Bekaert, Joost; Chan, Boon Teik; Hori, Masafumi; Gronheid, Roel

    2017-04-01

    Insertion of a graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly process as a via patterning technology into integrated circuit fabrication is seriously considered for the 7-nm node and beyond. At these dimensions, a graphoepitaxy process using a cylindrical block copolymer that enables hole multiplication can alleviate costs by extending 193-nm immersion-based lithography and significantly reducing the number of masks that would be required per layer. To be considered for implementation, it needs to be proved that this approach can achieve the required pattern quality in terms of defects and variability using a representative, aperiodic design. The patterning of a via layer from an actual 7-nm node logic layout is demonstrated using immersion lithography and graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly in a fab-like environment. The performance of the process is characterized in detail on a full 300-mm wafer scale. The local variability in an edge placement error of the obtained patterns (4.0 nm 3σ for singlets) is in line with the recent results in the field and significantly less than of the prepattern (4.9 nm 3σ for singlets). In addition, it is expected that pattern quality can be further improved through an improved mask design and optical proximity correction. No major complications for insertion of the graphoepitaxy directed self-assembly into device manufacturing were observed.

  6. Assessment of a Low-Power 65 nm CMOS Technology for Analog Front-End Design

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    Manghisoni, Massimo; Gaioni, Luigi; Ratti, Lodovico; Re, Valerio; Traversi, Gianluca

    2014-02-01

    This work is concerned with the study of the analog properties of MOSFET devices belonging to a 65 nm CMOS technology with emphasis on intrinsic voltage gain and noise performance. This node appears to be a robust and promising solution to cope with the unprecedented requirements set by silicon vertex trackers in experiments upgrades and future colliders as well as by imaging detectors at light sources and free electron lasers. In this scaled-down technology, the impact of new dielectric materials and processing techniques on the analog behavior of MOSFETs has to be carefully evaluated. An inversion level design methodology has been adopted to analyze data obtained from device measurements and provide a powerful tool to establish design criteria for detector front-ends in this nanoscale CMOS process. A comparison with data coming from less scaled technologies, such as 90 nm and 130 nm nodes, is also provided and can be used to evaluate the resolution limits achievable for low-noise charge sensitive amplifiers in the 100 nm minimum feature size range.

  7. Evaluation of dental pulp repair using low level laser therapy (688 nm and 785 nm) morphologic study in capuchin monkeys

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    Pretel, H.; Oliveira, J. A.; Lizarelli, R. F. Z.; Ramalho, L. T. O.

    2009-02-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) 688 nm and 785 nm accelerate dentin barrier formation and repair process after traumatic pulp exposure. The sample consisted of 45 premolars of capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) with pulp exposure Class V cavities. All premolars were treated with calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2), divided in groups of 15 teeth each, and analyzed on 7th, 25th, and 60th day. Group GI - only Ca(OH)2, GII - laser 688 nm, and GIII - laser 785 nm. Laser beam was used in single and punctual dose with the parameters: continuous, 688 nm and 785 nm wavelength, tip's area of 0.00785 cm2, power 50 mW, application time 20 s, dose 255 J/cm2, energy 2 J. Teeth were capped with Ca(OH)2, Ca(OH)2 cement and restored with amalgam. All groups presented pulp repair. On 25th day the thickness of the formed dentin barrier was different between the groups GI and GII (p < 0.05) and between groups GI and GIII (p < 0.01). On 60th day there was difference between GI and GIII (p < 0.01). It may be concluded that, LLLT 688 nm and 785 nm accelerated dentin barrier formation and consequently pulp repair process, with best results using infrared laser 785 nm.

  8. On high speed transmission with the 850 nm VCSELs

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    Turkiewicz, Jarosław P.; Chorchos, Łukasz; Puerta Ramírez, Rafael

    2016-01-01

    One of the key research challenges is development of energy efficient high bit rate data interconnects. The most promising solutions are based on 850 nm vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) and multi mode fibre (MMF). In this paper options to realize energy efficient 850 nm data interc...

  9. 14/16nm FinFET Radiation Response Characterization

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    2016-03-17

    inverter-based DFF, and Figure 1. Floorplan layout of 16nm bulk FinFET test chip with multiple CREST configuration flip-flop shift registers. Figure...D. Rennie, " Neutron - and Proton-Induced Single Event Upsets for D- and DICE-Flip/Flop Designs at a 40 nm Technology Node," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci

  10. Electron beam inspection of 16nm HP node EUV masks

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    Shimomura, Takeya; Narukawa, Shogo; Abe, Tsukasa; Takikawa, Tadahiko; Hayashi, Naoya; Wang, Fei; Ma, Long; Lin, Chia-Wen; Zhao, Yan; Kuan, Chiyan; Jau, Jack

    2012-11-01

    EUV lithography (EUVL) is the most promising solution for 16nm HP node semiconductor device manufacturing and beyond. The fabrication of defect free EUV mask is one of the most challenging roadblocks to insert EUVL into high volume manufacturing (HVM). To fabricate and assure the defect free EUV masks, electron beam inspection (EBI) tool will be likely the necessary tool since optical mask inspection systems using 193nm and 199nm light are reaching a practical resolution limit around 16nm HP node EUV mask. For production use of EBI, several challenges and potential issues are expected. Firstly, required defect detection sensitivity is quite high. According to ITRS roadmap updated in 2011, the smallest defect size needed to detect is about 18nm for 15nm NAND Flash HP node EUV mask. Secondly, small pixel size is likely required to obtain the high sensitivity. Thus, it might damage Ru capped Mo/Si multilayer due to accumulated high density electron beam bombardments. It also has potential of elevation of nuisance defects and reduction of throughput. These challenges must be solved before inserting EBI system into EUV mask HVM line. In this paper, we share our initial inspection results for 16nm HP node EUV mask (64nm HP absorber pattern on the EUV mask) using an EBI system eXplore® 5400 developed by Hermes Microvision, Inc. (HMI). In particularly, defect detection sensitivity, inspectability and damage to EUV mask were assessed. As conclusions, we found that the EBI system has capability to capture 16nm defects on 64nm absorber pattern EUV mask, satisfying the sensitivity requirement of 15nm NAND Flash HP node EUV mask. Furthermore, we confirmed there is no significant damage to susceptible Ru capped Mo/Si multilayer. We also identified that low throughput and high nuisance defect rate are critical challenges needed to address for the 16nm HP node EUV mask inspection. The high nuisance defect rate could be generated by poor LWR and stitching errors during EB writing

  11. Treatment of tattoos with a 755-nm Q-switched alexandrite laser and novel 1064 nm and 532 nm Nd:YAG laser handpieces pumped by the alexandrite treatment beam.

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    Bernstein, Eric F; Bhawalkar, Jay; Clifford, Joan; Hsia, James

    2010-11-01

    Multi-colored and even black tattoos often require more than one wavelength to remove the target pigment. The authors report here a novel alexandrite laser with two Nd:YAG laser handpieces pumped by the alexandrite treatment beam enabling the delivery of three wavelengths from a single device. To describe and evaluate the effectiveness of a novel Q-switched laser-pumped laser for treating tattoos. Twenty tattoos in 14 subjects were treated at four-week intervals using a combination of available wavelengths (532, 755 and 1064 nm) as determined by the treating physician. Digital cross-polarized photographs were taken before treatment and two months following the fourth and final treatment. Photographs were evaluated by three physician observers blinded as to the treatment condition and rated for clearance by the following scale: 1 = > 95 percent, 2 = 76-95 percent, 3 = 51-75 percent, 4 = 26-50 percent and 5 = 0-25 percent clearance. The average clearance score was 3.1, in the 51-75 percent range, two months following four treatments. No scarring, hyper- or hypopigmentation was noted on post-treatment photographs or by the treating physician. The alexandrite and alexandrite-pumped 532 nm and 1064 nm Q-switched lasers are effective for removing decorative tattoos, and represents the first commercial laser with laser-pumped, laser handpieces.

  12. Low Power Digital Clock Design Using LVCMOS Input/Output Standards on 45nm FPGA

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    Pandey, Sujeet; Mehta, Rishabh; Kalia, Kartik

    2016-01-01

    metal oxide semiconductor i.e. LVCMOS and 45nm Spartan-6 FPGA family is used for simulation and amount of total power consumed is noted down. There is 90.02%, 98.88%, 99.86% and 100% reduction in the clock when we scale down frequency from 100GHz to 10GHz, 1GHz, 0.1GHz, and 0.01GHz respectively....

  13. Penetration of nanoparticles in 5 nm to 400 nm size range through two selected fibrous media

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    Brochot, C.; Mouret, G.; Michielsen, N.; Chazelet, S.; Thomas, D.

    2011-07-01

    Due to the strong development of nanotechnologies, ultrafine particles could represent a growing hazard for workers health. When it is not possible to reduce the risk at its source, filtration systems are one of the means used to limit the exposure to hazardous substances such as airborne particles. The aim of this study is to measure the penetration of nanoparticles on a very large diameter range, from the nanometer size to the most penetrating particle size (MPPS). Here we present experimental results obtained for three different types of nanoparticles. Measurements of nanoparticle penetration through two low efficiency fiberglass media are carried out using two test benches presented in this article. Penetration values for carbon, copper and NaCl nanoparticles decreases with particle size, as predicted by theory. The value of the most penetrating particle size is situated between 100 and 300 nm. No thermal rebound was observed in this particle size range. The penetration values will be used, in further studies, to determine a global penetration model.

  14. Penetration of nanoparticles in 5 nm to 400 nm size range through two selected fibrous media

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    Brochot, C; Michielsen, N [Aerosol Physics and Metrology Laboratory, Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, BP68 - 91192, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex (France); Mouret, G; Thomas, D [Laboratoire Reactions et Genie des Procedes, Nancy Universite, BP 20451 - 54001 Nancy (France); Chazelet, S, E-mail: clothilde.brochot@irsn.fr [Laboratory of polluant and air cleaning process, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Rue du Morvan CS 60027 - 54519 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy (France)

    2011-07-06

    Due to the strong development of nanotechnologies, ultrafine particles could represent a growing hazard for workers health. When it is not possible to reduce the risk at its source, filtration systems are one of the means used to limit the exposure to hazardous substances such as airborne particles. The aim of this study is to measure the penetration of nanoparticles on a very large diameter range, from the nanometer size to the most penetrating particle size (MPPS). Here we present experimental results obtained for three different types of nanoparticles. Measurements of nanoparticle penetration through two low efficiency fiberglass media are carried out using two test benches presented in this article. Penetration values for carbon, copper and NaCl nanoparticles decreases with particle size, as predicted by theory. The value of the most penetrating particle size is situated between 100 and 300 nm. No thermal rebound was observed in this particle size range. The penetration values will be used, in further studies, to determine a global penetration model.

  15. Scattering matrices of martian dust analogs at 488 nm and 647 nm

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    Dabrowska, Dominika D.; Muñoz, Olga; Moreno, Fernando; Ramos, José L.; Martínez-Frías, Jesús; Wurm, Gerhard

    2015-04-01

    We present measurements of the complete scattering matrix as a function of the scattering angle of five martian dust analogs, namely montmorillonite, two palagonite (JSC-1) samples, basalt, and calcite. The measurements are performed at 488 and 647 nm, covering the scattering angle range from 3° to 177°. The experimental scattering matrices are compared with results of Lorenz-Mie calculations performed for the same size distributions and refractive indices as our analog samples. As expected, we find that scattering matrices of realistic polydispersions of dust particles cannot be replaced by such calculated matrices. In contrast, the measured phase functions for our martian dust analogs may be considered a good approximation for martian dust at the studied wavelengths. Further, because of the sensitivity of polarimetry to particle microphysics, spectro-polarimetric observations from the martian surface appear to be a powerful diagnostic tool to infer the composition of the dust in the martian atmosphere. To facilitate the use of the experimental matrices for multiple-scattering calculations with polarization included, we compute the corresponding synthetic scattering matrices based on the measurements and defined in the full angle range from 0° to 180°.

  16. NM23-H1: a Metastasis-Associated Gene

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available The protein product of nm23-H1 gene has activity of nucleoside diphosphate (NDP kinase, which catalyzes the phosphorylation of nucleoside diphosphates to the corresponding nucleoside triphosphates. Reductions in nm23 expression have been significantly associated with aggressive behavior in melanoma, breast, colon, and gastric carcinomas. On the contrary, high levels of nm23 gene expression are noted in the advanced stage of thyroid carcinomas and associated with significant reductions in survival for neuroblastoma and osteosarcoma patients. Although expression of nm23/NDP kinase is divergent in various malignant tumors, its reduced expression seems to be related to increased metastatic potential in most carcinoma types. However, it is hypothesized that nm23 may play a tissue-specific role, and that different regulatory mechanisms may act in different tumors. In ovarian carcinoma, nm23-H1/NDP kinase may be correlated with some clinicopathologic characteristics. In cervical cancer, nm23-H1 is probably involved in cervical carcinogenesis and correlated with some aggressive parameters. Overexpression of nm23-H1 protein may indicate poor survival for cervical cancer patients. Other than histidine 118 residue (amino acid sequence 118: histidine concerned with NDP kinase activity of nm23-H1, serine 120 (amino acid sequence 120: serine related activity of histidine-dependent protein phosphotransfer was recently reported to be responsible for its biological suppressive effects. To inhibit metastatic potential, nm23-H1 is also demonstrated to co-immunoprecipitate the kinase suppressor of Ras and phosphorylate it, and therefore reduce activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway in response to signaling.

  17. Picosecond laser texturization of mc-silicon for photovoltaics: A comparison between 1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm radiation wavelengths

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    Binetti, Simona [Department of Materials Science and Milano-Bicocca Solar Energy Research Center (MIB-SOLAR), University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cozzi 55, 20125 Milano (Italy); Le Donne, Alessia, E-mail: alessia.ledonne@mater.unimib.it [Department of Materials Science and Milano-Bicocca Solar Energy Research Center (MIB-SOLAR), University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cozzi 55, 20125 Milano (Italy); Rolfi, Andrea [Department of Materials Science and Milano-Bicocca Solar Energy Research Center (MIB-SOLAR), University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cozzi 55, 20125 Milano (Italy); Jäggi, Beat; Neuenschwander, Beat [Bern University of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology, Institute for Applied Laser, Photonics and Surface Technologies ALPS, Pestalozzistrasse 20, CH-3400 Burgdorf (Switzerland); Busto, Chiara [ENI Spa, Via Giacomo Fauser, 4, 28100 Novara (Italy); Frigeri, Cesare [CNR-IMEM Institute, Parco Area Delle Scienze 37/A, Fontanini, 43010 Parma (Italy); Scorticati, Davide; Longoni, Luca; Pellegrino, Sergio [Laserpoint Srl, Via Della Burrona 51, 20090 Vimodrone, Milano (Italy)

    2016-05-15

    Highlights: • Self-organized surface structures were produced by picosecond laser pulses on mc-Si. • Three laser wavelengths were used which effectively reduce Si reflectivity up to 8%. • The subsurface damage induced by the three lasers was studied in detail. • μ-Raman, PL and TEM proved that UV laser provides the lowest subsurface damage. • UV laser induced damage is located above the depletion region of the p–n junction. - Abstract: Self-organized surface structures were produced by picosecond laser pulses on multi-crystalline silicon for photovoltaic applications. Three different laser wavelengths were employed (i.e. 1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm) and the resulting morphologies were observed to effectively reduce the reflectivity of the samples after laser irradiation. Besides, a comparative study of the laser induced subsurface damage generated by the three different wavelengths was performed by confocal micro-Raman, photoluminescence and transmission electron microscopy. The results of both the structural and optical characterization showed that the mc-Si texturing performed with the laser at 355 nm provides surface reflectivity between 11% and 8% over the spectral range from 400 nm to 1 μm, while inducing the lowest subsurface damage, located above the depletion region of the p–n junction.

  18. Efficacy of diode laser (810 and 940 nm) for facial skin tightening.

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    Voravutinon, Nataya; Seawthaweesin, Kanikar; Bureethan, Apron; Srivipatana, Anchisa; Vejanurug, Patnapa

    2015-12-01

    Laser treatment has been introduced for facial skin tightening. However, no prior study has used a diode laser to treat facial skin laxity. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a 810- and 940-nm diode laser (MeDioStarNeXT) for treating facial skin laxity. Thirty patients, with facial skin laxity grading scale II-IV, were enrolled in this study. Each patient underwent four sessions with a 810- and 940-nm diode laser (MeDioStarNeXT) treatment over 3-week intervals. Improvement in the laxity of facial skin was evaluated using a Cutometer MPA 580, spectrophotometer, and a grading scale. Significant improvement was observed with the Cutometer F3 and R7 parameters at 1 and 3 months after complete treatment, respectively. Physician assessment showed significant improvement in the laxity scale at 1 and 6 months after treatment. Approximately 10% of the patients reported mild pain or minor adverse events. Ninety-eight percent of the patients were satisfied with the treatments. Treatment with a diode laser (810 and 940 nm) is safe and may be effective for facial skin tightening. Maintenance treatment is necessary to sustain the effect of treatment. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. Development of 2-channel (532 nm and 355 nm) mobile LIDAR for mapping particulate matter in the atmosphere

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    Sivakumar, V

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, the authors describe the developmentof 2-Channel (532 nm and 355 nm) mobile LIDAR system for studying atmospheric particulate matter. The system is currently tested in house at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...

  20. Modelling and Characterization of a 14 nm Planar p-Type MOSFET Device

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    Noor Faizah Z. A.; I. Ahmad; P.J. Ker; P.S. Menon

    2015-01-01

    Coined by Gordon E. Moore through its law, a proper scaling is enforced for optimum device performance. Since 2k millennium, technology of metal gate on high-k dielectric was introduced to reduce the impact of scaling ultimatum on a transistor. In this letter, a 14nm planar p-type MOSFET device is virtually fabricated using ATHENA module and characterized for its performance evaluation using ATLAS module where both can be found in Virtual Wafer Fabrication (VWF) of Silvaco TCAD Tools. This is...

  1. Efficient single-pass third-harmonic generation from 1560 nm to 520 nm for pumping doubly-resonant OPO

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    Zhang, Kong; Wang, Junmin

    2017-08-01

    A ~545 mW single-frequency tunable 520 nm green laser has been demonstrated using a periodically-poled potassium titanyl phosphate (PPKTP) bulk crystal based on single-pass third-harmonic generation (THG) of a 1560 nm laser via single-pass second-harmonic generation (SHG) followed by single-pass sum-frequency generation (SFG). In single-pass SHG, two cascaded periodically-poled magnesium-oxide-doped lithium niobate (PPMgO:LN) crystals were used, and ~3.5 W 780.25 nm doubled laser output is produced, corresponding to maximum doubling efficiency of 26.8%. The system can provide a pump source (520 nm) for an optical parametric oscillator for two-color entangled continuous-variable optical field generation at 1560 and 780 nm and two-color local oscillators for homodyne detection.

  2. Photolysis of tryptophan with 337. 1 nm laser radiation

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    Borkman, R.F.; Hibbard, L.B.; Dillon, J.

    1986-01-01

    Aqueous solutions of L-tryptophan were photolyzed by exposure to 337.1 nm radiation from a pulsed nitrogen laser. These data were compared with results for the 290 nm conventional-source photolysis of tryptophan. The loss of Trp was observed to be first order for 290 nm photolysis but of mixed order for 337.1 nm photolysis. Five photolysis products including N-formylkynurenine, kynurenine, tryptamine and two unknown products were detected. The tryptophan-containing peptides N-acetyl-tryptophanamide (NATA) and tryptophylglycine (Trp-Gly) were also observed to photolyze upon 337.1 nm laser radiation demonstrating that this phenomenon is not restricted to free tryptophan monomer. A number of experiments were performed in an effort to determine the mechanism of photolysis at this wavelength. It is concluded that this photolysis results either from a very weak absorption tail extending to 337.1 nm in tryptophan itself or from a reaction involving an impurity sensitizer which absorbs the 337.1 nm radiation.

  3. Designing to win in sub-90nm mask production

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    Zhang, Yuan

    2005-11-01

    An informal survey conducted with key customers by Photronics indicates that the time gap between technology nodes has accelerated in recent years. Previously the cycle was three years. However, between 130nm and 90nm there was less than a 2 year gap, and between 90nm and 65nm a 1.5 year gap exists. As a result, the technical challenges have increased substantially. In addition, mask costs are rising exponentially due to high capital equipment cost, a shrinking customer base, long write times and increased applications of 193nm EAPSM or AAPSM. Collaboration among EDA companies, mask houses and wafer manufacturers is now more important than ever. This paper will explore avenues for reducing mask costs, mainly in the areas of: write-time reduction through design for manufacturing (DFM), and yield improvement through specification relaxation. Our study conducted through layout vertex modeling suggests that a simple design shape such as a square versus a circle or an angled structure helps reduce shot count and write time. Shot count reduction through mask layout optimization, and advancement in new generation E-beam writers can reduce write time up to 65%. An advanced laser writer can produce those less critical E-beam layers in less than half the time of an e-beam writer. Additionally, the emerging imprint lithography brings new life and new challenges to the photomask industry with applications in many fields outside of the semiconductor industry. As immersion lithography is introduced for 45nm device production, polarization and MEEF effects due to the mask will become severe. Larger magnification not only provides benefits on CD control and MEEF, but also extends the life time of current 90nm/65nm tool sets where 45nm mask sets can be produced at a lower cost.

  4. Tapered diode laser pumped 946 nm Nd:YAG laser

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    Cheng, Haynes Pak Hay; Jensen, Ole Bjarlin; Petersen, Paul Michael

    2009-01-01

    We successfully implemented a 946 nm Nd:YAG laser based on a 808 nm tapered diode pump laser. The tapered diode is developed at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute fur Hochstfrequenztechnik in Germany. Figure 2 shows the experimental setup and results of each pump source coupled into a 1.5 mm crystal...... laser, we show that tapered diode laser pumping potentially increase the power of 946 nm lasers by a factor of two and reduce the threshold by a factor of three....

  5. Picosecond Laser Pulse Optical Density of Three 1060-NM Filters.

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    1980-12-01

    pul- ses. These included a dyed glass plate (Schott KG-3), a polymethyl methacrylate plate ( PMMA ) developed for the Air Force for 1060-nm- specific...Schott KG-3), a polymethyl methacrylate plate ( PMMA ) developed for the Air Force for 1060-nm-specific visors, and a dielectric-coated laser cavity... Ocular tissue damage due to ultrashort 1060-nm light pulses from a mode-locked Nd:glass laser. Appl Opt 14:1759-1761 (1975). 4. Taboada, J., and D. D

  6. Data preparation solution for e-beam multiple pass exposure: reaching sub-22nm nodes with a tool dedicated to 45 nm

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    Martin, Luc; Manakli, Serdar; Bayle, Sébastien; Choi, Kang-Hoon; Gutsch, Manuela; Pradelles, Jonathan; Bustos, Jessy

    2011-04-01

    Electron Beam Direct Write (EBDW) lithography is used in the IC manufacturing industry to sustain optical lithography for prototyping applications and low volume manufacturing. It is also used in R&D to develop advanced technologies, ahead of mass production. As microelectronics is now moving towards the 32nm node and beyond, the specifications in terms of dimension control and roughness becomes tighter. In addition, the shrink of the size and pitch of features significantly reduces the process window of lithographic tools. In EBDW, the standard proximity effects corrections only based on dose modulation show difficulties to provide the required Energy Latitude for patterning structures designed below 45nm. A new approach is thus needed to improve the process window of EBDW lithography and push its resolution capabilities. In previous papers, a new writing strategy based on multiple pass exposure has been introduced and optimized to pattern critical dense lines. This new technique consists in adding small electron Resolution Improvement Features (eRIFs) on top of the nominal structures. Then this new design is exposed in two successive passes with optimized doses. Previous studies were led to evaluate this new writing technique and establish rules to optimize the design of the eRIF. Significant improvements have already been demonstrated on SRAM and Logic structures down to the 16nm node. These results were obtained with a tool dedicated to the 45nm node. The next step of this work is thus to automatically implement the eRIF to correct large-scale layouts. In this paper, a new data preparation flow is set up for EBDW lithography. It uses the eRIF solution as a full advanced correction method for critical structures. The specific correction rules established in our previous studies are implemented to improve the CD control and the patterning of corners and line ends. Moreover, the dose and shape of the eRIFs are automatically tuned to best fit the nominal design

  7. Space-Qualified 1064 nm Seed and Metrology Laser Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A space-qualified, single-frequency oscillator operating at 1064 nm is a critical component for a number of active optical measurement systems that have been...

  8. BIA Wingate High School WWTF, Fort Wingate, NM: NN0020958

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    NPDES Permit and Fact Sheet explaining EPA's action under the Clean Water Act to issue NPDES Permit No. NN0020958 to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Wingate High School Wastewater Treatment Lagoon, Fort Wingate, NM.

  9. Compact 2050 nm Semiconductor Diode Laser Master Oscillator Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This Phase I effort seeks to develop DFB laser master oscillators at the novel wavelength of 12050 nm. Two prototypes will be built, tested, and delivered ....

  10. A 205GHz Amplifier in 90nm CMOS Technology

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    2017-03-01

    A 205GHz Amplifier in 90nm CMOS Technology Shahab Ardalan, Senior Member, IEEE Electrical Department, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering...greater CMOS technologies . Keywords: Amplifier, neutralization, parasitic, Psat, P1dB.   Introduction Millimeter-wave and sub-mm-wave (THz band...amplifier has been implemented and fabricated in 90nm CMOS technology . The proposed amplifier attained a gain of 10.5 dB whilst consuming a dc power

  11. Investigations of a Dual Seeded 1178 nm Raman Laser System

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    Aberdeen Ave SE AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM 87117-5776 . NOTICE AND SIGNATURE PAGE Using Government drawings, specifications...ES) 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER *Leidos, Inc 11951 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 **University of New Mexico ECE Building, Room 125...AFRL/RDLT 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5776 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT NUMBER(S) AFRL-RD-PS-TP-2016-0009 12. DISTRIBUTION

  12. Investigation of a Pulsed 1550 nm Fiber Laser System

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    2015-12-15

    Technical Paper APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; DISTRIBUTION UNLIMITED. AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY Directed Energy Directorate 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE...NUMBER The University of New Mexico ECE Building, Room 125 Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 9. SPONSORING / MONITORING AGENCY NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 10...SPONSOR/MONITOR’S ACRONYM(S) Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL/RDLT 3550 Aberdeen Ave SE Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5776 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT

  13. Tunable White-Light Emission in Single-Cation-Templated Three-Layered 2D Perovskites (CH 3 CH 2 NH 3 ) 4 Pb 3 Br <sub>10x Cl x

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    Mao, Lingling; Wu, Yilei; Stoumpos, Constantinos C.; Traore, Boubacar [Institut; Katan, Claudine [Institut; Even, Jacky [Fonctions; Wasielewski, Michael R.; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

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    Two-dimensional (2D) hybrid halide perovskites come as a family (B)2(A)n-1PbnX3n+1 (B and A= cations; X= halide). These perovskites are promising semiconductors for solar cells and optoelectronic applications. Among the fascinating properties of these materials is white-light emission, which has been mostly observed in single-layered 2D lead bromide or chloride systems (n = 1), where the broad emission comes from the transient photoexcited states generated by self-trapped excitons (STEs) from structural distortion. Here we report a multilayered 2D perovskite (n = 3) exhibiting a tunable white-light emission. Ethylammonium (EA+) can stabilize the 2D perovskite structure in EA4Pb3Br<sub>10–xClx (x = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9.5, and 10) with EA+ being both the A and B cations in this system. Because of the larger size of EA, these materials show a high distortion level in their inorganic structures, with EA4Pb3Cl10 having a much larger distortion than that of EA4Pb3Br<sub>10, which results in broadband white-light emission of EA4Pb3Cl<sub>10 in contrast to narrow blue emission of EA4Pb3Br10. The average lifetime of the series decreases gradually from the Cl end to the Br end, indicating that the larger distortion also prolongs the lifetime (more STE states). The band gap of EA4Pb3Br<sub>10–xClx ranges from 3.45 eV (x = 10) to 2.75 eV (x = 0), following Vegard’s law. First-principles density functional theory calculations (DFT) show that both EA4Pb3Cl<sub>10 and EA4Pb3Br<sub>10 are direct band gap semiconductors. The color rendering index (CRI) of the series improves from 66 (EA4Pb3Cl<sub>10) to 83 (EA4Pb3Br0.5Cl9.5), displaying high tunability and versatility of the

  14. Trends in nanosecond melanosome microcavitation up to 1540 nm

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    Schmidt, Morgan S.; Kennedy, Paul K.; Noojin, Gary D.; Vincelette, Rebecca L.; Thomas, Robert J.; Rockwell, Benjamin A.

    2015-09-01

    Thresholds for microcavitation of bovine and porcine melanosomes were previously reported, using single nanosecond (ns) laser pulses in the visible (532 nm) and the near-infrared (NIR) from 1000 to 1319 nm. Here, we report average radiant exposure thresholds for bovine melanosome microcavitation at additional NIR wavelengths up to 1540 nm, which range from ˜0.159 J/cm2 at 800 nm to 4.5 J/cm2 at 1540 nm. Melanosome absorption coefficients were also estimated, and decreased with increasing wavelength. These values were compared to retinal pigment epithelium coefficients, and to water absorption, over the same wavelength range. Corneal total intraocular energy retinal damage threshold values were estimated and compared to the previous (2007) and recently changed (2014) maximum permissible exposure (MPE) safe levels. Results provide additional data that support the recent changes to the MPE levels, as well as the first microcavitation data at 1540 nm, a wavelength for which melanosome microcavitation may be an ns-pulse skin damage mechanism.

  15. EUV lithography at the 22nm technology node

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    Wood, Obert; Koay, Chiew-Seng; Petrillo, Karen; Mizuno, Hiroyuki; Raghunathan, Sudhar; Arnold, John; Horak, Dave; Burkhardt, Martin; McIntyre, Gregory; Deng, Yunfei; La Fontaine, Bruno; Okoroanyanwu, Uzo; Wallow, Tom; Landie, Guillaume; Standaert, Theodorus; Burns, Sean; Waskiewicz, Christopher; Kawasaki, Hirohisa; Chen, James H.-C.; Colburn, Matthew; Haran, Bala; Fan, Susan S.-C.; Yin, Yunpeng; Holfeld, Christian; Techel, Jens; Peters, Jan-Hendrik; Bouten, Sander; Lee, Brian; Pierson, Bill; Kessels, Bart; Routh, Robert; Cummings, Kevin

    2010-04-01

    We are evaluating the readiness of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for insertion into production at the 15 nm technology node by integrating it into standard semiconductor process flows because we believe that device integration exercises provide the truest test of technology readiness and, at the same time, highlight the remaining critical issues. In this paper, we describe the use of EUV lithography with the 0.25 NA Alpha Demo Tool (ADT) to pattern the contact and first interconnect levels of a large (~24 mm x 32 mm) 22 nm node test chip using EUV masks with state-of-the-art defectivity (~0.3 defects/cm2). We have found that: 1) the quality of EUVL printing at the 22 nm node is considerably higher than the printing produced with 193 nm immersion lithography; 2) printing at the 22 nm node with EUV lithography results in higher yield than double exposure double-etch 193i lithography; and 3) EUV lithography with the 0.25 NA ADT is capable of supporting some early device development work at the 15 nm technology node.

  16. Tissue measurement using 1064 nm dispersive Raman spectroscopy

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    Lieber, Chad A.; Wu, Huawen; Yang, William

    2013-03-01

    The use of Raman spectroscopy to provide characterization and diagnosis of biological tissues has shown increasing success in recent years. Most of this work has been performed using near-infrared laser sources such as 785 or 830 nm, in a balance of reduced intrinsic fluorescence in the tissues and quantum efficiency in the silicon detectors often used. However, even at these wavelengths, many tissues still exhibit strong or prohibitive fluorescence, and these wavelengths still cause autofluorescence in many common sampling materials, such as glass. In this study, we demonstrate the use of 1064 nm dispersive Raman spectroscopy for the study of biological tissues. A number of tissues are evaluated using the 1064 nm system and compared with the spectra obtained from a 785 nm system. Sampling materials are similarly compared. These results show that 1064 nm dispersive Raman spectroscopy provides a viable solution for measurement of highly fluorescent biological tissues such as liver and kidney, which are difficult or impossible to extract Raman at 785 nm.

  17. Transillumination of interproximal caries lesions with 830-nm light

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    Jones, Graham C.; Jones, Robert S.; Fried, Daniel

    2004-05-01

    New imaging technology is needed for the early detection of dental caries (decay) in the interproximal contact sites between teeth. Previous measurements have demonstrated that dental enamel is highly transparent in the near-IR near 1310-nm making that wavelength range ideal for the transillumination of interproximal lesions. However, imaging at 1310-nm involves the use of expensive InGaAs technology. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of a low cost near-IR sensitive imaging system employing a CCD camera with enhanced near-IR sensitivity operating at 830-nm with the 1310-nm InGaAs system. Images of simulated caries lesions were acquired through tooth sections of varying thickness and whole teeth in order to demonstrate the utility of a near-IR dental transillumination system for the imaging of early dental caries (decay). Simulated lesions, representing the optical scattering of natural dental caries, were placed in plano-parallel dental enamel sections and whole anterior teeth. The contrast ratio between the simulated lesions and surrounding sound enamel was calculated from analysis of the respective spatial intensity profiles in the acquired projection images. This study shows that near-IR transillumination at 830-nm offers significantly improved image contrast over the visible range, but less image contrast than at 1310-nm.

  18. Pseudo Open Drain IO Standards Based Energy Efficient Solar Charge Sensor Design on 20nm FPGA

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    Kalia, K; Pandey, B; Nanda, K

    2015-01-01

    In this paper an approach is made to design Pseudo open drain IO standards Based Energy efficient solar charge sensor design on 20nm and 28nm technology. We have used LVCMOS18, POD10, POD10_DCI and POD12 I/O standard. In this design, we have taken two main parameters for analysis that are frequen......In this paper an approach is made to design Pseudo open drain IO standards Based Energy efficient solar charge sensor design on 20nm and 28nm technology. We have used LVCMOS18, POD10, POD10_DCI and POD12 I/O standard. In this design, we have taken two main parameters for analysis...... solar charge inverter. We also observed maximum total power reduction in LVCMOS18 (Artix-7 FPGA) as compared to other I/O standards at 10 GHz. Also there is maximum total power reduction in POD12 (Ultra Scale Kintex) as compared to other I/O standards at 2 GHz. There is also a significant change...... in device static, I/O power and Clock Power....

  19. Formation and characterization of low resistivity sub-100 nm copper films deposited by electroless on SAM

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    Asher, T. [Dept. of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69978, Tel-Aviv (Israel)], E-mail: tamaras3@tau.ac.il; Inberg, A.; Glickman, E.; Fishelson, N.; Shacham-Diamand, Y. [Dept. of Physical Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv 69978, Tel-Aviv (Israel)

    2009-10-30

    Thin Cu films of microelectronic quality and low electrical resistivity were created by electroless deposition (ELD) onto SiO{sub 2} surface modified first with self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) and activated then by 5 nm gold nano-particles (AuNPs). The presence of highly oriented amino-terminated SAM was revealed by XPS and ToF-SIMS analyses. The Cu films were deposited in boron- and phosphorous-free tartrate/formaldehyde electrolyte. Controlling the deposition rate via the solution pH permitted a minimum value in resistivity {rho}. XPS depth profile revealed that diffusion of Cu into SiO{sub 2} modified by APTMS did not take place after annealing at 220 deg. C, 4 h. Moreover, annealing resulted in the drop of electrical resistivity to {rho} = 4 {+-} 0.4 {mu}{omega} cm for the films with the thickness of 35-100 nm. This value of {rho} is several times smaller than those reported in literature for sub-100 nm Cu films deposited by electroless on different SAMs. It is speculated that nano-scale porosity and corrugated structure observed by HRTEM and AFM in the ELD Cu films contribute to the resistivity. The obtained results demonstrate a viable route for formation of low resistivity, sub-100 nm Cu films on dielectrics for microelectronic application.

  20. Evaluation of a high-dose extended multipass gray writing system for 130-nm pattern generation

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    Chabala, Jan M.; Weaver, Suzanne; Alexander, David W.; Pearce-Percy, Henry T.; Lu, Maiying; Cole, Damon M.; Abboud, Frank E.

    2000-07-01

    Recent developments in electron-beam (e-beam) systems and mask-writing strategies facilitate pattern generation for the 130-nm IC generation. The MEBESR 5500 pattern generation system incorporates a high-dose electron optical system and a high-throughput writing strategy, Multipass Gray-II (MPG-II). We evaluate the effectiveness of these innovations by three criteria: improved resolution, improved critical dimension (CD) control, and increased throughput. The conclusions of this paper are based on results from extensive modeling, test masks, and factory acceptance masks. Mask resist choice and processing have been optimized for the MEBES 5500 system. A consequence of these improvements is greater productivity for 150 nm devices and early development of 130 nm devices. The MEBES 5500 system uses a high-dose gun and electron optical system. The maximum current density that can be delivered to the mask is 800 A/cm2, twice the value of previous MEBES systems. Without loss of throughput, it is possible to increase the dose deposited in the resist, while using smaller e-beam sizes. These capabilities are exploited to improve printing of submicrometer features, including 200 nm-scale optical proximity correction (OPC) patterns. At small data addresses (MEBES 4500 system. The fundamentals of the MPG-II strategy are described, as well as throughput and lithographic results.

  1. Exploiting sub-20-nm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technology challenges to design affordable systems-on-chip

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    Vaidyanathan, Kaushik; Zhu, Qiuling; Liebmann, Lars; Lai, Kafai; Wu, Stephen; Liu, Renzhi; Liu, Yandong; Strojwas, Andzrej; Pileggi, Larry

    2015-01-01

    For the past four decades, cost and features have driven complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) scaling. Severe lithography and material limitations seen below the 20-nm node, however, are challenging the fundamental premise of affordable CMOS scaling. Just continuing to co-optimize leaf cell circuit and layout designs with process technology does not enable us to exploit the challenges of sub-20-nm CMOS. For affordable scaling, it is imperative to work past sub-20-nm technology impediments while exploiting its features. To this end, we propose to broaden the scope of design technology co-optimization (DTCO) to be more holistic by including microarchitecture design and computer-aided design, along with circuits, layout, and process technology. Furthermore, we undertook such a holistic DTCO for all critical design elements such as embedded memory, standard cell logic, analog components, and physical synthesis in a 14-nm process. Measurements results from experimental designs in a representative 14-nm process from IBM demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed approach.

  2. Recent developments in Fourier domain mode locked lasers for optical coherence tomography: imaging at 1310 nm vs. 1550 nm wavelength.

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    Biedermann, Benjamin R; Wieser, Wolfgang; Eigenwillig, Christoph M; Huber, Robert

    2009-07-01

    We report on recent progress in Fourier domain mode-locking (FDML) technology. The paper focuses on developments beyond pushing the speed of these laser sources. After an overview of improvements to FDML over the last three years, a brief analysis of OCT imaging using FDML lasers with different wavelengths is presented. For the first time, high speed, high quality FDML imaging at 1550 nm is presented and compared to a system at 1310 nm. The imaging results of human skin for both wavelengths are compared and analyzed. Sample arm optics, power on the sample, heterodyne gain, detection bandwidth, colour cut levels and sample location have been identical to identify the influence of difference in scattering and water absorption. The imaging performance at 1310 nm in human skin is only slightly better and the results suggest that water absorption only marginally affects the penetration depth in human skin at 1550 nm. For several applications this wavelength may be preferred.

  3. Near-field coupling of gold plasmonic antennas for sub-100 nm magneto-thermal microscopy

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    Karsch, Jonathan C.; Bartell, Jason M.; Fuchs, Gregory D.

    2017-08-01

    The development of spintronic technology with increasingly dense, high-speed, and complex devices will be accelerated by accessible microscopy techniques capable of probing magnetic phenomena on picosecond time scales and at deeply sub-micron length scales. A recently developed time-resolved magneto-thermal microscope provides a path towards this goal if it is augmented with a picosecond, nanoscale heat source. We theoretically study adiabatic nanofocusing and near-field heat induction using conical gold plasmonic antennas to generate sub-100 nm thermal gradients for time-resolved magneto-thermal imaging. Finite element calculations of antenna-sample interactions reveal focused electromagnetic loss profiles that are either peaked directly under the antenna or are annular, depending on the sample's conductivity, the antenna's apex radius, and the tip-sample separation. We find that the thermal gradient is confined to 40 nm to 60 nm full width at half maximum for realistic ranges of sample conductivity and apex radius. To mitigate this variation, which is undesirable for microscopy, we investigate the use of a platinum capping layer on top of the sample as a thermal transduction layer to produce heat uniformly across different sample materials. After determining the optimal capping layer thickness, we simulate the evolution of the thermal gradient in the underlying sample layer and find that the temporal width is below 10 ps. These results lay a theoretical foundation for nanoscale, time-resolved magneto-thermal imaging.

  4. Nanometer-scale lithography on microscopically clean graphene

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    van Dorp, W. F.; Zhang, X.; Feringa, B. L.

    2011-01-01

    Focused-electron-beam-induced deposition, or FEBID, enables the fabrication of patterns with sub-10 nm resolution. The initial stages of metal deposition by FEBID are still not fundamentally well understood. For these investigations, graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms in a hexagonal...... lattice, is ideal as the substrate for FEBID writing. In this paper, we have used exfoliated few-layer graphene as a support to study the early growth phase of focused-electron-beam-induced deposition and to write patterns with dimensions between 0.6 and 5 nm. The results obtained here are compared...... to the deposition behavior on amorphous materials. Prior to the deposition experiment, the few-layer graphene was cleaned. Typically, it is observed in electron microscope images that areas of microscopically clean graphene are surrounded by areas with amorphous material. We present a method to remove the amorphous...

  5. Optical coherence tomography based imaging of dental demineralisation and cavity restoration in 840 nm and 1310 nm wavelength regions

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    Damodaran, Vani; Rao, Suresh Ranga; Vasa, Nilesh J.

    2016-08-01

    In this paper, a study of in-house built optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a wavelength of 840 nm for imaging of dental caries, progress in demineralisation and cavity restoration is presented. The caries when imaged with the 840 nm OCT system showed minute demineralisation in the order of 5 μm. The OCT system was also proposed to study the growth of lesion and this was demonstrated by artificially inducing caries with a demineralisation solution of pH 4.8. The progress of carious lesion to a depth of about 50-60 μm after 60 hours of demineralisation was clearly observed with the 840 nm OCT system. The tooth samples were subjected to accelerated demineralisation condition at pH of approximately 2.3 to study the adverse effects and the onset of cavity formation was clearly observed. The restoration of cavity was also studied by employing different restorative materials (filled and unfilled). In the case of restoration without filler material (unfilled), the restoration boundaries were clearly observed. Overall, results were comparable with that of the widely used 1310 nm OCT system. In the case of restoration with filler material, the 1310 nm OCT imaging displayed better imaging capacity due to lower scattering than 840 nm imaging.

  6. Photobiomodulation (PBM) with 20 W at 640 nm: pre-clinical results and propagation model

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    Gendron, Denis J.; Ménage, Alexander R.

    2017-02-01

    A novel treatment modality for photobiomodulation (PBM) is introduced called High Intensity Physio Light (HIPL) Therapy with a light source at 640 nm wavelength, 20 nm bandwidth, and up to 20 W in large 10 cm flat beam. This report exemplifies the efficacy performance of this method with three pre-clinical cases: (i) ankle: sport injury, (ii) foot: bone fractures, and (iii) shoulder: musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). In all cases, the patients systematically experienced a significant pain reduction (by 2 / 10 - 4 / 10) on a visual pain scale. In case (ii) and (iii), a steady improvement and complete recovery of the patient was respectfully obtained. This report describes the experimental treatment condition for each case, and introduces an intensity-dependant propagation model to explain our observation.

  7. The photochemistry of ozone at 193 and 222 nm

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    Turnipseed, Andrew A.; Vaghjiani, Ghanshyam L.; Gierczak, Tomasz; Thompson, John E.; Ravishankara, A. R.

    1991-09-01

    Measurements at 193 and 222nm are reported for the quantum yields for the formation of O(1D) and O(3P) from the photolysis of ozone. The quantum yield for O(3P) was observed to be 0.13 + or - 0.02 at 222 nm, and the primary quantum yield for O(1D) was found to be 0.87 + or - 0.04. The present measurements are consistent with other studies of O3 photolysis within the Hartley band which indicate that a significant portion (5-12 percent) of the products are formed in the ground state. At 193 nm the quantum yield for the production of excited state O(1D) atoms is 0.46 + or - 0.29, which is significantly less than what is observed during photolysis within the lower energy Hartley band. The quantum yield for O(3P) atoms at 193 nm was found to be 0.57 + or - 0.14. It was also observed that the quantum yield for O atoms is greater than unity at 193 nm, indicating the presence of a channel which produces three O(3P) atoms.

  8. RET and DFM techniques for sub 30nm

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    Yesilada, E.; Entradas, J.; Gardin, C.; Pena, J. N.; Villaret, A.; Farys, V.; Beylier, C.; Robert, F.; Postnikov, S.; Armeanu, A. M.; Moyroud, C.; Chaoui, F.; Granger, F. B.; Toublan, O.

    2012-03-01

    The resolution enhancement through lithography hardware (wavelength and Numerical Aperture) has come to a stop putting the burden on computational lithography to fill in the resulting gap between design and process until the arrival of EUV tools. New Computational Lithography techniques such as Optical Proximity Correction (OPC), Sub Resolution Assist Feature (SRAF), and Lithography Friendly Design (LFD) constitute a significant transformation of the design. These new Computational Lithography applications have become one of the most computationally demanding steps in the design process. Computing farms of hundreds and even thousands of CPUs are now routinely used to run these applications. The 28nm node presents many difficulties due to low k1 lithography whereas the 20nm requires double patterning solutions. In this paper we present a global view of enhanced RET and DFM techniques deployed to provide a robust 28nm node and prepare for 20nm. These techniques include advanced OPC manipulation through end user IP insertion into EDA software, optimized sub resolution assist features (SRAF) placement and pixilated OPC. These techniques are coupled with a fast litho print check, aka LFD, for 28nm P&R.

  9. Switching Properties of sub-100 nm Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

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    Tryputen, Larysa; Piotrowski, Stephan; Bapna, Mukund; Chien, Chia-Ling; Wang, Weigang; Majetich, Sara; Ross, Caroline

    2015-03-01

    Perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJs) have great potential for realizing high-density non-volatile memory and logic devices. It is critical to solve scalability problem to implement such devices, to achieve low resistance area and to reduce switching current density while maintaining thermal stability. We present our recent results on fabrication of high resolution Ta/CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB/Ta p-MTJ devices and characterization of their switching properties as well as topography and current mapping by using nanoscale Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy. Our patterning method is based on using hydrogen silsesquioxane resist mask combined with ion beam etching. It allows to fabricate p-MTJ devices down to 40 nm in diameter while maintaining the magnetic quality of the multilayers. Repeatable, consistent switching behaviour has been observed in the obtained p-MTJ devices of 500 nm down to 40 nm with 10 - 800 mV voltage applied. Switching field increased as device diameter decreased, from 580 Oe at 500 nm (MR = 10%) to 410 Oe at 80 nm (MR = 9%). We discuss the effect of device sizes on the switching properties. This work was supported in part by C-SPIN, one of the six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation Program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA and in part through the National Science Foundation through NCN-Needs Program, Contract 12207020-EEC.

  10. Mobility of Chromophores Absorbing Light in the 320-420 nm Range in Transparent and Cataract Lens Tissue

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    Halets-Bui, I. V.; Sukhodol, A. A.; Shcharbin, D. G.

    2014-11-01

    We have analyzed the spectral and kinetic characteristics of phosphorescence at room temperature on a millisecond time scale for transparent and cataract lens tissues. We have studied the nature of the change (with age and with cataract development in the lens tissues) in the molecular mobility of the products absorbing light in the 320-420 nm range.

  11. Self-aligned blocking integration demonstration for critical sub-40nm pitch Mx level patterning

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    Raley, Angélique; Mohanty, Nihar; Sun, Xinghua; Farrell, Richard A.; Smith, Jeffrey T.; Ko, Akiteru; Metz, Andrew W.; Biolsi, Peter; Devilliers, Anton

    2017-04-01

    Multipatterning has enabled continued scaling of chip technology at the 28nm node and beyond. Selfaligned double patterning (SADP) and self-aligned quadruple patterning (SAQP) as well as Litho- Etch/Litho-Etch (LELE) iterations are widely used in the semiconductor industry to enable patterning at sub 193 immersion lithography resolutions for layers such as FIN, Gate and critical Metal lines. Multipatterning requires the use of multiple masks which is costly and increases process complexity as well as edge placement error variation driven mostly by overlay. To mitigate the strict overlay requirements for advanced technology nodes (7nm and below), a self-aligned blocking integration is desirable. This integration trades off the overlay requirement for an etch selectivity requirement and enables the cut mask overlay tolerance to be relaxed from half pitch to three times half pitch. Selfalignement has become the latest trend to enable scaling and self-aligned integrations are being pursued and investigated for various critical layers such as contact, via, metal patterning. In this paper we propose and demonstrate a low cost flexible self-aligned blocking strategy for critical metal layer patterning for 7nm and beyond from mask assembly to low -K dielectric etch. The integration is based on a 40nm pitch SADP flow with 2 cut masks compatible with either cut or block integration and employs dielectric films widely used in the back end of the line. As a consequence this approach is compatible with traditional etch, deposition and cleans tools that are optimized for dielectric etches. We will review the critical steps and selectivities required to enable this integration along with bench-marking of each integration option (cut vs. block).

  12. A new solar reference spectrum from 165 to 3088 nm

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    Damé, Luc; Meftah, Mustapha; Bolsée, David; Pereira, Nuno; Bekki, Slimane; Hauchecorne, Alain; Irbah, Abdenour; Cessateur, Gaël; Sluse, Dominique

    2017-04-01

    Since April 5, 2008 and until February 15, 2017 the SOLAR/SOLSPEC spectro-radiometer on the International Space Station performed accurate measurements of Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI) from the far ultraviolet to the infrared (165 nm to 3088 nm). These measurements are of primary importance for a better understanding of solar physics and of the impact of solar variability on climate (via Earth's atmospheric photochemistry). In particular, a new reference solar spectrum is established covering most of the unusual solar cycle 24 from minimum in 2008 to maximum. Temporal variability in the UV (165 to 400 nm) is presented in several wavelengths bands. These results are possible thanks to revised engineering corrections, improved calibrations and new procedures to account for thermal and aging advanced corrections. Uncertainties on these measurements are evaluated and compare favorably with other instruments.

  13. Prototyping the HPDP Chip on STM 65 NM Process

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    Papadas, C.; Dramitinos, G.; Syed, M.; Helfers, T.; Dedes, G.; Schoellkopf, J.-P.; Dugoujon, L.

    2011-08-01

    Currently Astrium GmbH is involved in the of the High Performance Data Processor (HPDP) development programme for telecommunication applications under a DLR contract. The HPDP project targets the implementation of the commercially available reconfigurable array processor IP (XPP from the company PACT XPP Technologies) in a radiation hardened technology.In the current complementary development phase funded under the Greek Industry Incentive scheme, it is planned to prototype the HPDP chip in commercial STM 65 nm technology. In addition it is also planned to utilise the preliminary radiation hardened components of this library wherever possible.This abstract gives an overview of the HPDP chip architecture, the basic details of the STM 65 nm process and the design flow foreseen for the prototyping. The paper will discuss the development and integration issues involved in using the STM 65 nm process (also including the available preliminary radiation hardened components) for designs targeted to be used in space applications.

  14. Characterization of strain in sub-100 nm silicon transistors by convergent-beam electron diffraction

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    Zhang, Peng

    As silicon devices shrink further beyond the 65 nm technology node, strain is increasingly important for the fabrication and operation of nano-devices. According to the latest International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, however, the detection and mapping of strain at the required nanometer spatial resolution has yet to be achieved. The project is to evaluate the convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) technique in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a nanoscale strain metrology. In this work, by using energy-filtered CBED under scanning TEM (STEM) mode, we have successfully measured strain in two types of sub-100 nm semiconductor structures: 90 nm node and 65 nm node shallow trench isolation (STI) structures, and a 65 nm node locally strained p-type metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (P-MOSFET, or PMOS) featuring SiGe source and drain (S/D). In the 90 nm STI structures, the strain is generally less than 0.1%. Nevertheless, CBED is sensitive enough to tell the strain difference in two 90 nm STI structures with different oxide trench filling conditions. In the 65 nm STI structure, the strain tensors at different positions around the oxide trench filling are measured. The experimental results are compared with finite element modeling based on isotropic elasticity theory. A large discrepancy is found between experiments and simulation, which suggests that a more sophisticated model is necessary for accurate modeling, and more importantly that CBED strain measurements can be used to check the applicability of models at nanometer scale. In the 65 nm node uniaxially strained PMOS, the lattice parameters of silicon at a distance of 25 nm to 55nm below the gate are measured. It is found that at 25 below the gate, the major stress component, 1.1 GPa, is compressive along the source-drain axis. It is also noticed that in the strained silicon area, all three diagonal components of the strain tensor are compressive. Thus the CBED strain

  15. Ultraviolet photorefraction at 325 nm in doped lithium niobate crystals

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    Xin, Feifei; Zhang, Guoquan; Bo, Fang; Sun, Haifeng; Kong, Yongfa; Xu, Jingjun; Volk, Tatyana; Rubinina, Natalia M.

    2010-02-01

    We studied the photorefractive effect of lithium niobate (LiNbO3) doped with Mg, Zn, In, Hf, or codoped with Mg and Fe at an ultraviolet (UV) wavelength down to 325 nm. It is found that the UV photorefraction of LiNbO3 doped with Mg, Zn, In, or Hf was enhanced significantly as compared to that of the nominally pure LiNbO3. Our results show that the property of resistance against photorefraction in highly Mg, Zn, In, or Hf doped LiNbO3 is true only in the visible and near-infrared wavelength range. By contrast, these crystals exhibit excellent photorefractive characteristics at UV wavelength of 325 nm, even better than those at 351 nm. For example, the photorefractive two-wave coupling gain coefficient Γ and the photorefractive recording sensitivity at 325 nm were measured to be ˜38 cm-1 and 37.7 cm/J, respectively, in a LiNbO3 crystal doped with 9 mol % Zn. The photorefractive response time of a Mg:LiNbO3 with a 9 mol % Mg was measured to be 73 ms with a total recording intensity of 614 mW/cm2 at 325 nm. In highly Mg, Zn, In, or Hf doped LiNbO3 crystals, diffusion dominates over photovoltaic effect and electrons are the dominant charge carriers in UV photorefraction at 325 nm. The results are also of interest to the study on the defect structure of LiNbO3 near to the absorption edge.

  16. FDML swept source at 1060 nm using a tapered amplifier

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    Marschall, Sebastian; Klein, Thomas; Wieser, Wolfgang

    2010-01-01

    We present a novel frequency-swept light source working at 1060nm that utilizes a tapered amplifier as gain medium. These devices feature significantly higher saturation power than conventional semiconductor optical amplifiers and can thus improve the limited output power of swept sources...... in this wavelength range. We demonstrate that a tapered amplifier can be integrated into a fiber-based swept source and allows for high-speed FDML operation. The developed light source operates at a sweep rate of 116kHz with an effective average output power in excess of 30mW. With a total sweep range of 70 nm...

  17. Spectral narrowing of a 980 nm tapered diode laser bar

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    Vijayakumar, Deepak; Jensen, Ole Bjarlin; Lucas Leclin, Gaëlle

    2011-01-01

    in wavelength specific applications and hence, it is vital to stabilize the emission spectrum of these devices. In our experiment, we describe the wavelength narrowing of a 12 element 980 nm tapered diode laser bar using a simple Littman configuration. The tapered laser bar which suffered from a big smile has......, a slow axis focusing cylindrical lens of 40 mm focal length and an output coupler which is 10% reflective. In the free running mode, the laser emission spectrum was 5.5 nm wide at an operating current of 30A. The output power was measured to be in excess of 12W. Under the external cavity operation...

  18. Cost-effective tunable 1310nm DWDM transmitter

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    Chorchos, Łukasz; Turkiewicz, Jarosław P.

    2015-09-01

    The growing demand for higher data rate transmissions in local and metropolitan area networks is main reason of developing effective and inexpensive transmission systems. In this paper, study about the possibility to realize 1310 nm tunable DWDM transmitter using commercially available low-cost DFB lasers is presented. Extensive DFB lasers characterization has been performed which led to establish relationships between laser current, operational temperature, emitted wavelength and power. An algorithm to find the laser settings for a desired wavelength grid has been proposed and tested. Generation of the 1310nm DWDM channels with frequency spacing between 120 and 240GHz has been demonstrated.

  19. 30 Gbps bottom-emitting 1060 nm VCSEL

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    Tatarczak, Anna; Zheng, Y.; Rodes, G. A.

    2014-01-01

    1060 nm VCSEL-based data transmission over 50 m OM3 MMF at 30 Gbit/s is experimentally demonstrated. A highly-strained bottom-emitting QW VCSEL with p-type modulation doping is used with 3.77 mA bias and 0.55 V data amplitude.......1060 nm VCSEL-based data transmission over 50 m OM3 MMF at 30 Gbit/s is experimentally demonstrated. A highly-strained bottom-emitting QW VCSEL with p-type modulation doping is used with 3.77 mA bias and 0.55 V data amplitude....

  20. 234 nm and 246 nm AlN-Delta-GaN quantum well deep ultraviolet light-emitting diodes

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    Liu, Cheng; Ooi, Yu Kee; Islam, S. M.; Xing, Huili Grace; Jena, Debdeep; Zhang, Jing

    2018-01-01

    Deep ultraviolet (DUV) AlN-delta-GaN quantum well (QW) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with emission wavelengths of 234 nm and 246 nm are proposed and demonstrated in this work. Our results reveal that the use of AlN-delta-GaN QW with ˜1-3 monolayer GaN delta-layer can achieve a large transverse electric (TE)-polarized spontaneous emission rate instead of transverse magnetic-polarized emission, contrary to what is observed in conventional AlGaN QW in the 230-250 nm wavelength regime. The switching of light polarization in the proposed AlN-delta-GaN QW active region is attributed to the rearrangement of the valence subbands near the Γ-point. The light radiation patterns obtained from angle-dependent electroluminescence measurements for the Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)-grown 234 nm and 246 nm AlN-delta-GaN QW LEDs show that the photons are mainly emitted towards the surface rather than the edge, consistent with the simulated patterns achieved by the finite-difference time-domain modeling. The results demonstrate that the proposed AlN-delta-GaN QWs would potentially lead to high-efficiency TE-polarized surface-emitting DUV LEDs.

  1. Thin films of molecular materials synthesized from C{sub 32}H{sub 20}N{sub 10}M (M Co, Pb, Fe): Film formation, electrical and optical properties

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    Rodriguez, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 70-360, Coyoacan, 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Sanchez Vergara, M.E., E-mail: elena.sanchez@anahuac.mx [Coordinacion de Ingenieria Mecatronica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad Anahuac del Norte, Avenida Lomas Anahuac 46, Colonia Lomas Anahuac, 52786, Huixquilucan, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Garcia Montalvo, V. [Instituto de Quimica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Circuito Exterior, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Ortiz, A. [Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 70-360, Coyoacan, 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Alvarez, J.R. [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de Mexico, Calle del Puente 222, Colonia Ejidos de Huipulco, 14380 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)

    2010-03-15

    In this work, the synthesis of molecular materials formed from metallic phthalocyanines and 1,4-phenylenediamine is reported. The powder and thin film ({approx}80-115 nm thickness) samples of the synthesized materials, deposited by vacuum thermal evaporation, show the same intra-molecular bonds in the IR spectroscopy studies, which suggests that the thermal evaporation process does not alter these bonds. The morphology of the deposited films was studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) and their optical and electrical properties were studied as well. The optical parameters have been investigated using spectrophotometric measurements of transmittance in the wavelength range 200-1200 nm. The absorption spectra recorded in the UV-vis region for the deposited samples showed two bands, namely the Q and Soret bands. The optical activation energy was calculated and found to be 3.41 eV for the material with cobalt, 3.34 eV for the material including lead and 3.5 eV for the material with iron. The effect of temperature on conductivity was measured for the thin films and the corresponding conduction processes are discussed in this work.

  2. Non-muscle (NM) myosin heavy chain phosphorylation regulates the formation of NM myosin filaments, adhesome assembly and smooth muscle contraction.

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    Zhang, Wenwu; Gunst, Susan J

    2017-07-01

    Non-muscle (NM) and smooth muscle (SM) myosin II are both expressed in smooth muscle tissues, however the role of NM myosin in SM contraction is unknown. Contractile stimulation of tracheal smooth muscle tissues stimulates phosphorylation of the NM myosin heavy chain on Ser1943 and causes NM myosin filament assembly at the SM cell cortex. Expression of a non-phosphorylatable NM myosin mutant, NM myosin S1943A, in SM tissues inhibits ACh-induced NM myosin filament assembly and SM contraction, and also inhibits the assembly of membrane adhesome complexes during contractile stimulation. NM myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) phosphorylation but not SM myosin RLC phosphorylation is regulated by RhoA GTPase during ACh stimulation, and NM RLC phosphorylation is required for NM myosin filament assembly and SM contraction. NM myosin II plays a critical role in airway SM contraction that is independent and distinct from the function of SM myosin. The molecular function of non-muscle (NM) isoforms of myosin II in smooth muscle (SM) tissues and their possible role in contraction are largely unknown. We evaluated the function of NM myosin during contractile stimulation of canine tracheal SM tissues. Stimulation with ACh caused NM myosin filament assembly, as assessed by a Triton solubility assay and a proximity ligation assay aiming to measure interactions between NM myosin monomers. ACh stimulated the phosphorylation of NM myosin heavy chain on Ser1943 in tracheal SM tissues, which can regulate NM myosin IIA filament assembly in vitro. Expression of the non-phosphorylatable mutant NM myosin S1943A in SM tissues inhibited ACh-induced endogenous NM myosin Ser1943 phosphorylation, NM myosin filament formation, the assembly of membrane adhesome complexes and tension development. The NM myosin cross-bridge cycling inhibitor blebbistatin suppressed adhesome complex assembly and SM contraction without inhibiting NM myosin Ser1943 phosphorylation or NM myosin filament assembly. Rho

  3. Isolation of Enterococcus faecium NM113, Enterococcus faecium NM213 and Lactobacillus casei NM512 as novel probiotics with immunomodulatory properties.

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    Mansour, Nahla M; Heine, Holger; Abdou, Sania M; Shenana, Mohamed E; Zakaria, Mohamed K; El-Diwany, Ahmed

    2014-10-01

    Probiotics, defined as living bacteria that are beneficial for human health, mainly function through their immunomodulatory abilities. Hence, these microorganisms have proven successful for treating diseases resulting from immune deregulation. The aim of this study was to find novel candidates to improve on and complement current probiotic treatment strategies. Of 60 lactic acid bacterial strains that were isolated from fecal samples of healthy, full-term, breast-fed infants, three were chosen because of their ability to activate human immune cells. These candidates were then tested with regard to immunomodulatory properties, antimicrobial effects on pathogens, required pharmacological properties and their safety profiles. To identify the immunomodulatory structures of the selected isolates, activation of specific innate immune receptors was studied. The three candidates for probiotic treatment were assigned Enterococcus faecium NM113, Enterococcus faecium NM213 and Lactobacillus casei NM512. Compared with the established allergy-protective strain Lactococcus lactis G121, these isolates induced release of similar amounts of IL-12, a potent inducer of T helper 1 cells. In addition, all three neonatal isolates had antimicrobial activity against pathogens. Analysis of pharmacological suitability showed high tolerance of low pH, bile salts and pancreatic enzymes. In terms of safe application in humans, the isolates were sensitive to three antibiotics (chloramphenicol, tetracycline and erythromycin). In addition, the Enterococcus isolates were free from the four major virulence genes (cylA, agg, efaAfs and ccf). Moreover, the isolates strongly activated Toll-like receptor 2, which suggests lipopeptides as their active immunomodulatory structure. Thus, three novel bacterial strains with great potential as probiotic candidates and promising immunomodulatory properties have here been identified and characterized. © 2014 The Societies and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  4. 1700 nm and 1800 nm band tunable thulium doped mode-locked fiber lasers.

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    Emami, Siamak Dawazdah; Dashtabi, Mahdi Mozdoor; Lee, Hui Jing; Arabanian, Atoosa Sadat; Rashid, Hairul Azhar Abdul

    2017-10-06

    This paper presents short wavelength operation of tunable thulium-doped mode-locked lasers with sweep ranges of 1702 to 1764 nm and 1788 to 1831 nm. This operation is realized by a combination of the partial amplified spontaneous emission suppression method, the bidirectional pumping mechanism and the nonlinear polarization rotation (NPR) technique. Lasing at emission bands lower than the 1800 nm wavelength in thulium-doped fiber lasers is achieved using mode confinement loss in a specially designed photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The enlargement of the first outer ring air holes around the core region of the PCF attenuates emissions above the cut-off wavelength and dominates the active region. This amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) suppression using our presented PCF is applied to a mode-locked laser cavity and is demonstrated to be a simple and compact solution to widely tunable all-fiber lasers.

  5. Low-noise design issues for analog front-end electronics in 130 nm and 90 nm CMOS technologies

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    Manghisoni, M; Re, V; Speziali, V; Traversi, G

    2007-01-01

    Deep sub-micron CMOS technologies provide wellestablished solutions to the implementation of low-noise front-end electronics in various detector applications. The IC designers’ effort is presently shifting to 130 nm CMOS technologies, or even to the next technology node, to implement readout integrated circuits for silicon strip and pixel detectors, in view of future HEP applications. In this work the results of noise measurements carried out on CMOS devices in 130 nm and 90 nm commercial processes are presented. The behavior of the 1/f and white noise terms is studied as a function of the device polarity and of the gate length and width. The study is focused on low current density applications where devices are biased in weak or moderate inversion. Data obtained from the measurements provide a powerful tool to establish design criteria in nanoscale CMOS processes for detector front-ends in LHC upgrades.

  6. Photodegradation of perfluorooctanoic acid by 185 nm vacuum ultraviolet light.

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    Chen, Jing; Zhang, Peng-yi; Liu, Jian

    2007-01-01

    The photodegradation of persistent and bioaccumulative perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in water by 185 nm vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light was examined to develop an effective technology to deal with PFOA pollution. PFOA degraded very slowly under irradiation of 254 nm UV light. However, 61.7% of initial PFOA was degraded by 185 nm VUV light within 2 h, and defluorination ratio reached 17.1%. Pseudo first-order-kinetics well simulated its degradation and defluorination. Besides, fluoride ion formed in water, 4 shorter-chain perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), that is, perfluoroheptanoic acid, perfluorohexanoic acid, perfluoropentanoic acid, and perfluorobutanoic acid. These were identified as intermediates by LC-MS measurement. These PFCAs consecutively formed and further degraded with irradiation time. According to the mass balance calculation, no other byproducts were formed. It was proposed that PFCAs initially are decarboxylated by 185 nm light, and the radical thus formed reacts with water to form shorter-chain PFCA with one less CF2 unit.

  7. EST Table: NM_001046878 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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  8. comparing the 810nm diode laser with conventional surgery in ...

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    David Ofori-Adjei

    2013-09-01

    Sep 1, 2013 ... SUMMARY. Aim: To compare the use of the 810nm diode laser with conventional surgery in the management of soft tissue mucogingival problems associated with orthodontic treatment. Methods: Orthodontic patients requiring different soft tissue surgical procedures were randomly assigned to.

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  10. Benchmarking of 50 nm features in thermal nanoimprint

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    Gourgon, C.; Chaix, N.; Schift, H.

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this benchmarking is to establish a comparison of several tools and processes used in thermal NIL with Si stamps at the nanoscale among the authors' laboratories. The Si stamps have large arrays of 50 nm dense lines and were imprinted in all these laboratories in a similar to 100...

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  12. 77 FR 62481 - Radio Broadcasting Services; Crownpoint, NM

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    2012-10-15

    ... COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 73 Radio Broadcasting Services; Crownpoint, NM AGENCY: Federal Communications....415 and 1.420. List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73 Radio, Radio broadcasting. Federal Communications... preamble, the Federal Communications Commission proposes to amend 47 CFR Part 73 as follows: PART 73--RADIO...

  13. 850-nm oxide VCSEL development at Hewlett-Packard

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    Deng, Hongyu; Dudley, James J.; Lim, Sui F.; Lei, Chun; Liang, Bing; Tashima, M.; Hodge, Lee A.; Zhang, Xuemei; Herniman, John; Herrick, Robert W.

    1999-04-01

    Oxide confined VCSELs are being developed at Hewlett-Packard for the next-generation low cost fiber optics communication applications. Compared to the existing 850 nm implant confined VCSELs, the oxide VCSELs have lower operating voltages, higher slope efficiencies, and better modal bandwidth characteristics. Preliminary data on epitaxy and oxidation control uniformity, device performance, and reliability will be discussed.

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  16. EST Table: NM_001184845 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available ptor) 10/09/29 63 %/2474 aa gb|ACH47049.1| target of rapamycin [Blattella germanica] 10/09/13 55 %/2493 aa F...437 aa gi|91089099|ref|XP_971819.1| PREDICTED: similar to fkbp-rapamycin associated protein [Tribolium castaneum] NM_001184845 ...

  17. Isolation and genomic characterization of Escherichia coli O157:NM ...

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    Human diseases caused by Escherichia coli O157:NM and E. coli O157:H7 strains have been reported throughout the world. In developed countries, serotype O157:H7 represents the major cause of human diseases; however, there have been increasing reports of non-O157 Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing E. coli strains ...

  18. Optically pumped 1550nm wavelength tunable MEMS VCSEL

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    Sahoo, Hitesh Kumar; Ansbæk, Thor; Ottaviano, Luisa

    2016-01-01

    The paper presents the design and fabrication of an optically pumped 1550nm tunable MEMS VCSEL with anenclosed MEMS. The MEMS is defined in SOI and the active material, an InP wafer with quantum wells arebonded to the SOI and the last mirror is made from the deposition of dielectric materials...

  19. EST Table: NM_001177411 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001177411 tan 10/09/29 96 %/395 aa ref|NP_001170882.1| tan protein [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAI87831.1| Tan...0/09/10 46 %/375 aa gi|91078850|ref|XP_971848.1| PREDICTED: similar to tan CG12120-PA [Tribolium castaneum] AU000330 ...

  20. High gain 1310nm Raman amplifier (withdrawal notice)

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    CzyŻak, Paweł; Turkiewicz, Jarosław Piotr; Mazurek, Paweł

    2014-05-01

    This paper has been withdrawn. The following nearly identical paper is available in this conference proceedings: Jarosław Piotr Turkiewicz and Paweł Czyżak, "The high gain 1310nm Raman amplifier," Proc. SPIE 9228, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2014, 92280P (May 12, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2067055.

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  5. Emerging ≈800 nm Excited Lanthanide-Doped Upconversion Nanoparticles.

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    Xie, Xiaoji; Li, Zhanjun; Zhang, Yuanwei; Guo, Shaohong; Pendharkar, Aarushi Iris; Lu, Min; Huang, Ling; Huang, Wei; Han, Gang

    2017-02-01

    Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles can tune near-infrared light to visible or even ultra-violet light in emissions. Due to their unique photophysical and photochemical properties, as well as their promising bioapplications, there has been a great deal of enthusiastic research performed to study the properties of lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles in the past few years. Despite the considerable progress in this area, numerous challenges associated with the nanoparticles, such as a low upconversion efficiency, limited host materials, and a confined excitation wavelength, still remain, thus hindering further development with respect to their applications and in fundamental science. Recently, innovative strategies that utilize alternative sensitizers have been designed in order to engineer the excitation wavelengths of upconversion nanoparticles. Here, focusing on the excitation wavelength at ≈800 nm, recent advances in the design, property tuning, and applications of ≈800 nm excited upconversion nanoparticles are summarized. Benefiting from the unique features of ≈800 nm light, including deep tissue penetration depth and low photothermal effect, the ≈800 nm excited upconversion nanoparticles exhibit superior potential for biosensing, bioimaging, drug delivery, therapy, and three dimensional displays. The critical aspects of such emerging nanoparticles with regards to meeting the ever-changing needs of future development are also discussed. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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  9. An advanced tunnel oxide layer process for 65 nm NOR floating-gate flash memories

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    Chiu, Shengfen; Xu, Yue; Ji, Xiaoli; Liao, Yiming; Wu, Fuwei; Yan, Feng

    2015-10-01

    An advanced tunnel oxide layer process for 65 nm NOR-type floating-gate flash memory is proposed to improve tunnel oxide quality by an additive sacrificial oxide layer growth. The sacrificial oxide layer process effectively controls the thickness variation of tunnel oxide and improves the flatness of the SiO2/Si interface across the active area. The interface traps’ generation during program/erase cycling of flash cells is found to be reduced, and the reliability property is significantly improved as compared to flash cells without the sacrificial oxide layer process. The technology is applicable to further scaled floating-gate flash memories.

  10. Meeting the challenges of 157-nm microstepper technology

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    Yamabe, Osamu; Uchida, Noboru; Itani, Toshiro

    2002-07-01

    For the aim of fabricating next-generation semiconductor devices, researchers are now attempting to enhance 157-nm lithography so as to achieve 70-nm node level various circuit designs. Many of the challenges for 157-nm technology such as contamination and purge control, calcium fluoride intrinsic birefringence, finding resists with suitable performance characteristics, have been performed. The major challenge, in terms of stability of tool performance, has been the apparent accumulation of contamination on the bottom of the objective. This has been evidenced by a reduction in resolution performance and an increase in the non-uniformity of the illumination intensity across the image plane. Uniformity over the entire imaging field has increased from 0.58% to as much as 18.5% through the use of the tool. This paper reports our demonstration that loss of uniformity due to contamination from resist outgassing can be reversed by cleaning the bottom surface of the lens of 157-nm microstepper (Ultratech Stepper Inc.) in- situ using 157-nm light and a small concentration of O2 in the N2 purging for exposure area. With an in-situ oxygen (O2) and vacuum ultra violet (VUV) cleaning, the uniformity of over the full imaging field has been improved from 18.5% to 6.0%. The edges of the imaging field do not recover as well during a cleaning as the center of the field, as the central 0.5 mm diameter of the field uniformity has been improved to more or less 2.0%. The procedure of this in-situ O2 cleaning will also be introduced, and in addition to this in-situ O2 cleaning, some recent results in system performance will be shown and many of these challenges will be discussed.

  11. Progress on high-power 808nm VCSELs and applications

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    Zhou, Delai; Seurin, Jean-Francois; Xu, Guoyang; Van Leeuwen, Robert; Miglo, Alexander; Wang, Qing; Kovsh, Alexey; Ghosh, Chuni

    2017-02-01

    High power 808nm semiconductor lasers are widely used for pumping neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) crystal to produce high-brightness lasing at 1064nm. In addition, there are growing interest to use such high power 808nm lasers in the field of automotive infra-red (IR) illumination and medical aesthetic treatment. Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) have emerged as a promising candidate and attracted increased interests for those applications, due to their combined advantages of high efficiency, low diverging circular beam, narrow emission spectrum with reduced temperature sensitivity, low-cost manufacturability, simpler coupling optics, and increased reliability, especially at high temperatures. They can emit very high power with very high power density as they can be conveniently configured into large two-dimensional arrays and modules of arrays. We report recent development on such high-power, high-efficiency 808nm VCSELs with industrial leading 55% power conversion efficiency (PCE). Top emitting VCSELs were grown by MOCVD and processed into single devices and 2D arrays using selective wet oxidation process and substrate removal technique for efficient current confinement and heat removal. Peak PCE of 51% and peak power of 800W were achieved from 5x5mm array, corresponding to peak power density of 4kW/cm2. Pumped with new generation of 2.3kW VCSEL module, Q-switched laser pulse energy at 1064nm reached 46.9mJ, more than doubled from previously reported results.

  12. Mask design rules (45 nm): time for standardization

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    Mason, Mark; Progler, Christopher J.; Martin, Patrick; Ham, Young-Mog; Dillon, Brian; Pack, Robert; Heins, Mitch; Gookassian, John; Garcia, John; Boksha, Victor

    2005-11-01

    Time-to-mask (ttm) has been growing exponentially in the subwavelength era with the increased application of advanced RET's (Resolution Enhancement Technology). Not only are a greater number of design/mask layers impacted but more-and-more layers also have more severe restrictions on critical dimension uniformity (CDU) despite operating at a very low k1 factors necessitating rigorous but practical tolerancing. Furthermore, designs are also more complex, may be built up from blocks spanning different design styles, and occupy increasingly-large Rayleigh field areas. Given these factors and scales, it's no wonder that the cycle time for verification of a design following RET, is growing however it is doing so exponentially and that this is a critical factor impeding ttm. Until an unambiguously interprable and standard Mask Design Rule (MaskDR) set is created, neither the designer nor the mask supplier can reliably verify manufacturability of the mask for the simple reason that ambiguity and inter-rule conflict are at the source of the problem and that the problem increasingly requires cooperation spanning a large ecosystem of tool, IP, and mask suppliers all needing to essentially speak the same language. Since the 130 nm node, Texas Instruments has enforced a strict set of mask rule checks (MRCs) in their mask data preparation (MDP) flow based on MaskDRs negotiated with their mask suppliers. The purpose of this effort has been to provide an a-priori guarantee that the data shipped to the mask shop can be used to manufacture a mask reliably and with high yield both from a mask standpoint and from the silicon standpoint. As has been reported earlier, mask manufacturing rules are usually determined from assumed or experimentally acquired/validated mask-manufacturing limits. These rules are then applied during RET/MDP data treatment to guide and/or limit pattern correction strategies. With increasing RET and low-k1 lithography challenges, the importance of MRCs

  13. Tm-doped fiber laser resonantly diode-cladding-pumped at 1620 nm

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    Newburgh, G. A.; Zhang, J.; Dubinskii, M.

    2017-12-01

    We report the first demonstration of an efficient, high power, resonantly (in-band) diode-cladding-pumped Tm-doped fiber laser operating on the 3F4  ⇒  3H6 transition of Tm3+ ion. The laser, pumped by a fiber coupled laser diode module at ~1620 nm, delivered ~15 W of power at 1930 nm with a slope efficiency of 67% versus the absorbed pump power. This presents, to the best of our knowledge, the highest slope efficiency and the highest output power reported so far for resonantly diode-cladding-pumped 2 µm fiber lasers based on double-clad Tm-doped silica fibers. These very preliminary results, obtained with commercial double-clad Tm-doped fibers, unoptimized for in-band pumping at the peak of resonant absorption, indicate a very high potential of resonantly diode-cladding-pumped Tm fiber lasers for major power scaling unaffected by photodarkening. Fiber optimization for resonant pumping at the maximum of the Tm3+   3H6  ⇒  3F4 absorption band in silica (1610–1710 nm) can lead to a new generation of Tm fiber lasers with power and wall-plug efficiency, competing with those of high power tandem-pumped Tm-doped fiber lasers, but potentially with a lighter weight and smaller dimensions.

  14. Effect of improved contact on reliability of sub-60 nm carbon nanotube vias.

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    Vyas, Anshul A; Zhou, Changjian; Chai, Yang; Wang, Phillip; Yang, Cary Y

    2016-09-16

    Advances in semiconductor technology due to the aggressive downward scaling of on-chip feature sizes have led to rapid rises in the resistivity and current density of interconnect conductors. As a result, current interconnect materials, Cu and W, are subject to performance and reliability constraints approaching or exceeding their physical limits. Therefore, alternative materials are being actively considered as potential replacements to meet such constraints. The carbon nanotube (CNT) is among the leading replacement candidates for on-chip interconnect vias due to its high aspect-ratio nanostructure and superior current-carrying capacity to Cu and W, as well as other potential candidates. Based on the results for 40 nm and 60 nm top-contact metallized CNT vias, we demonstrate that not only are their current-carrying capacities two orders of magnitude higher than their Cu and W counterparts, they are enhanced by reduced via resistance due to contact engineering facilitated by the first reported contact resistance extraction scheme for a 40 nm linewidth.

  15. Effects of Source and Drain Resistances on Analytical Model Parameters for 20nm MOSFETs

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    Yoon, Jong Chul; Nakade, Yasunari; Hiroki, Akira; Inoue, Fumitaka; Tomiyama, Kenji

    In this work, the effects of source and drain resistances (RS, RD) on device characteristics are investigated for sub-20nm MOSFETs. The current driving capability is calculated for several structures such as planar bulk, SOI, and Multi gate MOSFETs by using the ITRS data. It is found that the degradation of the drain currents due to RS and RD becomes significant as the gate lengths are scale down to sub-20nm region. In order to investigate the effects of RS and RD on the device parameters such as the channel length modulation coefficient λ and the saturation drain current IDSAT, the drain currents are simulated by using the circuit simulation. The intrinsic MOSFET model parameters were extracted from the experimental ID-VD characteristic of 20nm nMOSFET. The source and drain resistances are changed from 0 to 100 ohm. It is found that the degradation of IDSAT due to RS and RD shows the linear gate voltage dependence. For the long channel MOSFET, the degradation of λ shows the linear gate voltage dependence. On the contrary, for the short channel MOSFET, the degradation of λ shows the little gate voltage dependence.

  16. Quantitative effect of temperature to the absorbance of aqueous glucose in wavelength range from 1200nm to 1700nm.

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    Cui, Houxin; An, Lin; Chen, Wenliang; Xu, Kexin

    2005-09-05

    In this paper, to find the quantitative errors of aqueous glucose induced by the temperature change at every wave point ranging from 1200nm to 1700nm, the calibration curve is calculated and shown. During the measurement the temperature varies from 30 degrees to 40 degrees , at a 2 degrees interval, and aqueous glucose concentration ranges from 100mg/dL to 500mg/dL, at a interval of 100mg/dL. The absorption of aqueous glucose decreases with the increasing of temperature, also the absorbance decreases. In addition, only 1 degrees change in the temperature induces about -7x10-3 and -4x10-3 errors in the absorbance of the aqueous glucose at the wavelength of 1550nm, 1610nm respectively. So the examined result should be correct according to the data read from the calibration curve if the temperatures of modeling and measuring are not uniform. Using this method, the error caused by the temperature change can be reduced even eliminated.

  17. Study of drain-extended NMOS under electrostatic discharge stress in 28 nm and 40 nm CMOS process

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    Wang, Weihuai; Jin, Hao; Dong, Shurong; Zhong, Lei; Han, Yan

    2016-02-01

    Researches on the electrostatic discharge (ESD) performance of drain-extended NMOS (DeNMOS) under the state-of-the-art 28 nm and 40 nm bulk CMOS process are performed in this paper. Three distinguishing phases of avalanche breakdown stage, depletion region push-out stage and parasitic NPN turn on stage of the gate-grounded DeNMOS (GG-DeNMOS) fabricated under 28 nm CMOS process measured with transmission line pulsing (TLP) test are analyzed through TCAD simulations and tape-out silicon verification detailedly. Damage mechanisms and failure spots of GG-DeNMOS under both CMOS processes are thermal breakdown of drain junction. Improvements based on the basic structure adjustments can increase the GG-DeNMOS robustness from original 2.87 mA/μm to the highest 5.41 mA/μm. Under 40 nm process, parameter adjustments based on the basic structure have no significant benefits on the robustness improvements. By inserting P+ segments in the N+ implantation of drain or an entire P+ strip between the N+ implantation of drain and polysilicon gate to form the typical DeMOS-SCR (silicon-controlled rectifier) structure, the ESD robustness can be enhanced from 1.83 mA/μm to 8.79 mA/μm and 29.78 mA/μm, respectively.

  18. Cryogenic Lifetime Studies of 130 nm and 65 nm CMOS Technologies for High-Energy Physics Experiments

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    Hoff, James R. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Deptuch, G. W. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Wu, Guoying [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States); Gui, Ping [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)

    2015-06-04

    The Long Baseline Neutrino Facility intends to use unprecedented volumes of liquid argon to fill a time projection chamber in an underground facility. Research is under way to place the electronics inside the cryostat. For reasons of efficiency and economics, the lifetimes of these circuits must be well in excess of 20 years. The principle mechanism for lifetime degradation of MOSFET devices and circuits operating at cryogenic temperatures is hot carrier degradation. Choosing a process technology that is, as much as possible, immune to such degradation and developing design techniques to avoid exposure to such damage are the goals. This, then, requires careful investigation and a basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie hot carrier degradation and the secondary effects they cause in circuits. In this work, commercially available 130 nm and 65 nm nMOS transistors operating at cryogenic temperatures are investigated. Our results show that both technologies achieve the lifetimes required by the experiment. Minimal design changes are necessary in the case of the 130 nm process and no changes whatsoever are necessary for the 65 nm process.

  19. Evaluation of the Diode laser (810nm, 980 nm) on color change of teeth after external bleaching.

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    Kiomars, Nazanin; Azarpour, Pouneh; Mirzaei, Mansooreh; Hashemi Kamangar, Sedighe Sadat; Kharazifard, Mohammad Javad; Chiniforush, Nasim

    2016-12-30

    Subject and aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of diode laser-activated bleaching systems for color change of teeth. Materials & Methods: 40 premolars with intact enamel surfaces were selected for five external bleaching protocols (n=8). Two different wavelengths of diode laser (810 and 980 nm) with two different hydrogen peroxide concentrations (30% and 46%) were selected for laser bleaching. Group 1 received bleaching (Heydent- Germany) with a 810 nm diode laser; Group 2 received bleaching (Heydent- Germany) with a 980 nm diode laser; Group 3 received bleaching (laser white*20- Biolase) with a 810 nm diode laser; Group 4 received bleaching (laser white*20- Biolase) with a 980 nm diode laser, with an output power of 1.5 W, in continuous wave (cw) mode for each irradiation. Group 5 as control group received 40% hydrogen peroxide (Opalescence Boost, Ultradent-USA) with no light activation. The color of teeth was scored at baseline and 1 week after bleaching with spectrophotometer. Color change data on the CIEL*a*b* system were analyzed statistically by the one-way ANOVA and Tukey's HSD test. Results: All the bleaching techniques resulted in shade change. According to ΔE values, all techniques were effective to bleach the teeth (ΔE ≥ 3). Statistically significant differences were detected among bleaching protocols (p=0.06). Regarding shade change values expressed as ΔL*, Δa*, Δb*, ΔE*, laser bleached groups were no statistically different with each other (p>0.05). Conclusion: Bleaching with different wavelengths of diode laser resulted in the same results.

  20. Simulation of 100 nm Vertical Replacement Gate (VRG) MOSFET

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    Ooi, P. K.; Ibrahim, K.; Aziz, A. Abdul; Rashid, M.

    2010-07-01

    In this work, we simulate two dimensional n-type 100 nm vertical replacement gate (VRG) metal oxide semiconductor field oxide transistor (MOSFET). The simulations are done with using DEVEDIT and ATLAS from Silvaco International. The VRG VMOST with channel doping carrier concentration of 3.5×1018 cm-3 and the width of the body region between the two channel lengths of 200 nm resulted in a threshold voltage (Vth) of 0.90 V, an off-state leakage current (Ioff) of 6.71×10-15 A/μm, a subthreshold slope (S) of 95.84 mV/dec, and a drain current (ID) of 200 μA/μm. In addition, we study the effects of channel doping carrier concentration (NC) and the width of the body region between the two channel lengths (WB). Besides, the simulation results also compared with experiment result from other researchers.

  1. Photodissociation of NH3 at 106-200 nm

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    Suto, M.; Lee, L. C.

    1983-01-01

    The absorption and fluorescence cross sections for NH3 are measured in the 106-200 nm region using synchrotron radiation as the light source. The threshold wavelengths for the production of the NH (b to X) and NH (c to a) emissions from NH3 dissociation are measured and compared with previous measurements. The heat of formation of NH determined from these thresholds agrees well with the value determined from thermochemical data. The process of dissociation of NH3 into NH2(2AL) and H2(S) has a significant quantum yield whose maximum at 134 nm is about twice the NH(c) production yield. All the vibronic levels of the B and C states produce the NH2(2A1) emission, contrary to previous theoretical interpretations.

  2. Magnetic Behavior of Surface Nanostructured 50-nm Nickel Thin Films

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    Kumar Prashant

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Thermally evaporated 50-nm nickel thin films coated on borosilicate glass substrates were nanostructured by excimer laser (0.5 J/cm2, single shot, DC electric field (up to 2 kV/cm and trench-template assisted technique. Nanoparticle arrays (anisotropic growth features have been observed to form in the direction of electric field for DC electric field treatment case and ruptured thin film (isotropic growth features growth for excimer laser treatment case. For trench-template assisted technique; nanowires (70–150 nm diameters have grown along the length of trench template. Coercive field and saturation magnetization are observed to be strongly dependent on nanostructuring techniques.

  3. 1060-nm Tunable Monolithic High Index Contrast Subwavelength Grating VCSEL

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    Ansbæk, Thor; Chung, Il-Sug; Semenova, Elizaveta

    2013-01-01

    We present the first tunable vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) where the top distributed Bragg reflector has been completely substituted by an air-cladded high-index-contrast subwavelength grating (HCG) mirror. In this way, an extended cavity design can be realized by reducing...... the reflection at the semiconductor #x2013;air interface using an anti-reflective coating (ARC). We demonstrate how the ARC can be integrated in a monolithic structure by oxidizing AlGaAs with high Al-content. The HCG VCSEL has the potential to achieve polarization stable single-mode output with high tuning...... efficiency. The HCG VCSEL shows a total tuning range of 16 nm around an emission wavelength of 1060 nm with 1-mW output power....

  4. Tunnel junction 850-nm VCSEL for aperture uniformity and reliability

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    Wong, P. S.; Yan, J.; Wu, T. C.; Kyi, W.; Pao, J.; Riaziat, M.

    2017-02-01

    We are reporting the first successful fabrication of 850-nm buried tunnel junction (BTJ) VCSELs. Multiple parameters were considered for the design. First, n-type dopants other than silicon had to be considered for an abrupt junction. Second, proper layer thickness had to be chosen. Finally, compatibility with regrowth and processing had to be ensured. In this paper the successful fabrication and performance of 850-nm BTJ VCSELs with tunnel junctions comprised of GaAs and AlGaAs materials is demonstrated. Key achieved parameters include a significant improvement in the slope efficiency from approximately 0.45 W/A in an oxide-aperture VCSEL to over 0.6 W/A.

  5. EST Table: NM_001043458 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001043458 Apkc 10/09/29 93 %/586 aa ref|NP_001036923.1| atypical protein kinase ...C [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAE17023.1| atypical protein kinase C [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 72 %/601 aa FBpp0292491|aPK...ef|XP_974234.1| PREDICTED: similar to atypical protein kinase C [Tribolium castaneum] FS907336 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001046972 LOC732975 10/09/29 100 %/182 aa ref|NP_001040437.1| muscular protein 2...0 [Bombyx mori] gb|ABF51386.1| muscular protein 20 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 61 %/173 aa FBpp0235584|DvirGJ2116...aa gi|91077564|ref|XP_972465.1| PREDICTED: similar to muscular protein 20 [Tribolium castaneum] FS765856 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001044218 glv2 10/09/29 100 %/173 aa ref|NP_001037683.1| gloverin 2 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAE53372.1| antibac...terial peptide [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAF51564.1| gloverin2 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 n.h 10/08/29 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h FS917189 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001043703 Osp 10/09/29 93 %/1801 aa ref|NP_001037168.1| ovarian serine protease ...[Bombyx mori] gb|AAL62027.1|AF294884_1 ovarian serine protease [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 43 %/583 aa FBpp016242...189234398|ref|XP_974954.2| PREDICTED: similar to ovarian serine protease [Tribolium castaneum] FS920735 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001173359 Surf1 10/09/29 100 %/228 aa ref|NP_001166830.1| surfeit 1 isoform 2 [B...ombyx mori] gb|ABD36359.1| surfeit protein isoform 2 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 35 %/216 aa FBpp0179156|DperGL15...|XP_972868.1| PREDICTED: similar to surfeit locus protein [Tribolium castaneum] FS918885 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001046863 Surf1 10/09/29 100 %/294 aa ref|NP_001040328.1| surfeit 1 isoform 1 [B...ombyx mori] gb|ABD36358.1| surfeit protein isoform 1 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 45 %/250 aa FBpp0162190|DmojGI12...|XP_972868.1| PREDICTED: similar to surfeit locus protein [Tribolium castaneum] FS918885 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001044001 LOC693032 10/09/29 100 %/596 aa ref|NP_001037466.1| chitooligosacchari...dolytic beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase precursor [Bombyx mori] sp|P49010.1|HEXC_BOMMO RecName: Full=Chitooligo...e; AltName: Full=Beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase; Flags: Precursor gb|AAC60521.1| chitool...igosaccharidolytic beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase [Bombyx mori] prf||2107188A chitooligosaccharidolytic be

  12. Hardmask technology for sub-100 nm lithographic imaging

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    Babich, Katherina; Mahorowala, Arpan P.; Medeiros, David R.; Pfeiffer, Dirk; Petrillo, Karen E.; Angelopoulos, Marie; Grill, Alfred; Patel, Vishnubhai; Halle, Scott; Brunner, Timothy A.; Conti, Richard; Allen, Scott D.; Wise, Richard

    2003-06-01

    The importance of hardmask technology is becoming increasingly evident as the demand for high-resolution imaging dictates the use of ever-thinner resist films. An appropriately designed etch resistant hardmask used in conjunction with a thin resist can provide the combined lithographic and etch performance needed for sub-100 nm device fabrication. We have developed a silicon-based, plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) prepared material that performs both as an antireflective coating (ARC) and a hardmask and thus enables the use of thin resists for device fabrication. This ARC/hardmask material offers several advantages over organic bottom antireflective coatings (BARC). These benefits include excellent tunability of the material's optical properties, which allows superior substrate reflectivity control, and high etch selectivity to resist, exceeding 2:1. In addition, this material can serve as an effective hardmask etch barrier during the plasma etching of dielectric stacks, as the underlying silicon oxide etches eight times faster than this material in typical fluorocarbon plasma. These properties enable the pattering of features in 1-2 μm dielectric stacks using thin resists, imaging that would otherwise be impossible with conventional processing. Potential extendibility of this approach to feature sizes below 100nm has been also evaluated. High resolution images as small as 50nm, have been transferred into a 300nm thick SiO2 layer by using Si ARC/hardmask material as an etch mask. Lithographic performance and etch characteristics of a thin resist process over both single layer and index-graded ARC/hardmask materials will be shown.

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    Full Text Available NM_001130877 hibadh 10/09/29 96 %/314 aa ref|NP_001124349.1| 3-hydroxyisobutyrate d...DROGENASE PRECURSOR (EC 1.1.1.31) (HIBADH) (FRAGMENT)#status:Confirmed#UniProt:Q9...1 10/09/10 41 %/279 aa gnl|Amel|GB17533-PA 10/09/10 46 %/279 aa gi|189238804|ref|XP_974950.2| PREDICTED: similar to Hibadhb [Tribolium castaneum] FS797397 ...

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    Full Text Available NM_001044219 glv4 10/09/29 100 %/171 aa ref|NP_001037684.1| gloverin 4 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAE53373.1| antibac...terial peptide [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAF63528.1| gloverin4 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 n.h 10/08/29 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h FS798027 ...

  15. Cultured Human Fibroblast Biostimulation Using a 940 nm Diode Laser.

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    Illescas-Montes, Rebeca; Melguizo-Rodríguez, Lucía; Manzano-Moreno, Francisco Javier; García-Martínez, Olga; Ruiz, Concepción; Ramos-Torrecillas, Javier

    2017-07-13

    Fibroblasts are the main cells involved in regeneration during wound healing. The objective was to determine the effect of 940 nm diode laser on cultured human fibroblasts using different irradiation regimens. The CCD-1064Sk human epithelial fibroblast cell line was treated with a 940 nm diode laser at different energy doses (power: 0.2-1 W and energy density: 1-7 J/cm²) using different transmission modes (continuous or pulsed). The effect on cell growth at 24 and 72 h post-treatment was examined by measuring the proliferative capacity, the impact on the cell cycle, and the effect on cell differentiation. fibroblast proliferative capacity was increased at 24 and 72 h post-treatment as a function of the energy dose. The greatest increase was observed with a power of 0.2 or 0.5 W and energy density between 1 and 4 J/cm²; no difference was observed between continuous and pulsed modes. There were no significant differences in cell cycle between treated groups and controls. α-actin expression was increased by treatment, indicating enhanced cell differentiation. The 940 nm diode laser has biostimulating effects on fibroblasts, stimulating proliferative capacity and cell differentiation without altering the cell cycle. Further researches are necessary to explore its potential clinical usefulness in wound healing.

  16. Cultured Human Fibroblast Biostimulation Using a 940 nm Diode Laser

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    Rebeca Illescas-Montes

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Fibroblasts are the main cells involved in regeneration during wound healing. The objective was to determine the effect of 940 nm diode laser on cultured human fibroblasts using different irradiation regimens. Methods: The CCD-1064Sk human epithelial fibroblast cell line was treated with a 940 nm diode laser at different energy doses (power: 0.2–1 W and energy density: 1–7 J/cm2 using different transmission modes (continuous or pulsed. The effect on cell growth at 24 and 72 h post-treatment was examined by measuring the proliferative capacity, the impact on the cell cycle, and the effect on cell differentiation. Results: fibroblast proliferative capacity was increased at 24 and 72 h post-treatment as a function of the energy dose. The greatest increase was observed with a power of 0.2 or 0.5 W and energy density between 1 and 4 J/cm2; no difference was observed between continuous and pulsed modes. There were no significant differences in cell cycle between treated groups and controls. α-actin expression was increased by treatment, indicating enhanced cell differentiation. Conclusion: The 940 nm diode laser has biostimulating effects on fibroblasts, stimulating proliferative capacity and cell differentiation without altering the cell cycle. Further researches are necessary to explore its potential clinical usefulness in wound healing.

  17. A Compact "Water Window" Microscope with 60 nm Spatial Resolution for Applications in Biology and Nanotechnology.

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    Wachulak, Przemyslaw; Torrisi, Alfio; Nawaz, Muhammad F; Bartnik, Andrzej; Adjei, Daniel; Vondrová, Šárka; Turňová, Jana; Jančarek, Alexandr; Limpouch, Jiří; Vrbová, Miroslava; Fiedorowicz, Henryk

    2015-10-01

    Short illumination wavelength allows an extension of the diffraction limit toward nanometer scale; thus, improving spatial resolution in optical systems. Soft X-ray (SXR) radiation, from "water window" spectral range, λ=2.3-4.4 nm wavelength, which is particularly suitable for biological imaging due to natural optical contrast provides better spatial resolution than one obtained with visible light microscopes. The high contrast in the "water window" is obtained because of selective radiation absorption by carbon and water, which are constituents of the biological samples. The development of SXR microscopes permits the visualization of features on the nanometer scale, but often with a tradeoff, which can be seen between the exposure time and the size and complexity of the microscopes. Thus, herein, we present a desk-top system, which overcomes the already mentioned limitations and is capable of resolving 60 nm features with very short exposure time. Even though the system is in its initial stage of development, we present different applications of the system for biology and nanotechnology. Construction of the microscope with recently acquired images of various samples will be presented and discussed. Such a high resolution imaging system represents an interesting solution for biomedical, material science, and nanotechnology applications.

  18. Megahertz FDML Laser with up to 143nm Sweep Range for Ultrahigh Resolution OCT at 1050nm

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    Kolb, Jan Philip; Eibl, Mattias; Pfeiffer, Tom; Wieser, Wolfgang; Huber, Robert

    2016-01-01

    We present a new design of a Fourier Domain Mode Locked laser (FDML laser), which provides a new record in sweep range at ~1um center wavelength: At the fundamental sweep rate of 2x417 kHz we reach 143nm bandwidth and 120nm with 4x buffering at 1.67MHz sweep rate. The latter configuration of our system is characterized: The FWHM of the point spread function (PSF) of a mirror is 5.6um (in tissue). Human in vivo retinal imaging is performed with the MHz laser showing more details in vascular structures. Here we could measure an axial resolution of 6.0um by determining the FWHM of specular reflex in the image. Additionally, challenges related to such a high sweep bandwidth such as water absorption are investigated.

  19. Novel 755-nm diode laser vs. conventional 755-nm scanned alexandrite laser: Side-by-side comparison pilot study for thorax and axillary hair removal.

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    Paasch, Uwe; Wagner, Justinus A; Paasch, Hartmut W

    2015-01-01

    Alexandrite (755 nm) and diode lasers (800-810 nm) are commonly used for hair removal. The alexandrite laser technology is somewhat cumbersome whereas new diode lasers are more robust. Recently, alexandrite-like 755 nm wavelength diodes became available. To compare the efficacy, tolerability, and subject satisfaction of a 755 nm diode laser operated in conventional (HR) and non-conventional in-motion (SHR) modes with a conventional scanned alexandrite 755 nm laser for chest and axillary hair removal. A prospective, single-center, proof of principle study was designed to evaluate the safety, efficacy and handling of a 755 nm diode laser system in comparison to a standard alexandrite 755 nm scanning hair removal laser. The new 755 nm diode is suitable to be used in SHR and HR mode and has been tested for its safety, efficacy and handling in a volunteer with success. Overall, both systems showed a high efficacy in hair reduction (88.8% 755 nm diode laser vs. 77.7% 755 nm alexandrite laser). Also, during the study period, no severe adverse effects were reported. The new 755 nm diode laser is as effective and safe as the traditional 755 nm alexandrite laser. Additionally, treatment with the 755 nm diode laser with HR and SHR modes was found to be less painful.

  20. Nanofabrication of 10-nm T-shaped gates using a double patterning process with electron beam lithography and dry etch

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    Shao, Jinhai; Deng, Jianan; Lu, W.; Chen, Yifang

    2017-07-01

    A process to fabricate T-shaped gates with the footprint scaling down to 10 nm using a double patterning procedure is reported. One of the keys in this process is to separate the definition of the footprint from that for the gate-head so that the proximity effect originated from electron forward scattering in the resist is significantly minimized, enabling us to achieve as narrow as 10-nm foot width. Furthermore, in contrast to the reported technique for 10-nm T-shaped profile in resist, this process utilizes a metallic film with a nanoslit as an etch mask to form a well-defined 10-nm-wide foot in a SiNx layer by reactive ion etch. Such a double patterning process has demonstrated enhanced reliability. The detailed process is comprehensively described, and its advantages and limitations are discussed. Nanofabrication of InP-based high-electron-mobility transistors using the developed process for 10- to 20-nm T-shaped gates is currently under the way.

  1. Nano-Position Sensors with Superior Linear Response to Position and Dynamic Range from Sub-nm to Centimeters

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    Lee, Sheng-Chiang; Peters, Randall

    2010-03-01

    Commercial nano-positioners have achieved direct position measurements at the scale of 0.01 nm with capacitive sensing metrology. However, the commercial sensors have small dynamic ranges (up to only a few hundred μm) and are relatively large in size (centimeters in the transverse directions), which is necessary for healthy signal detections but making it difficult to use on smaller devices. The small dynamic range also limits its applications in which large materials (on the scale of centimeters or greater) are handled with needs of sub-nm resolutions. What has been done in the past is to combine the fine and coarse position sensors with different dynamic ranges to cover the required dynamic range. In this paper, we present a novel capacitive position sensing metrology with ultra-wide dynamic range from sub-nm to literally any practically desired length for a translation stage. This sensor will greatly simplify the task and enhance the performance of direct metrology in a hybrid translational stage covering translation tasks from sub-nm to centimeters.

  2. 1060nm FDML laser with centimeter coherence length and 1.67 MHz sweep rate for full eye length and retinal ultra-widefield OCT

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    Kolb, Jan Philip; Klee, Julian; Pfeiffer, Tom; Huber, Robert

    2017-07-01

    We present a new design of a 1060nm Fourier Domain Mode Locked-Laser (FDML-Laser) that combines 1.67 MHz A-scan rate with a centimeter scale coherence length. The extended coherence length is achieved by synchronizing the cavity roundtrip time over the 75 nm sweep with a relative accuracy of 10-7. We will show that this requires careful combination of multiple fiber types in the cavity with a gradient heated chirped Fiber Bragg grating.

  3. Concepts of scale and scaling

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    Jianguo Wu; Harbin Li

    2006-01-01

    The relationship between pattern and process is of great interest in all natural and social sciences, and scale is an integral part of this relationship. It is now well documented that biophysical and socioeconomic patterns and processes operate on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. In particular, the scale multiplicity and scale dependence of pattern,...

  4. Design of the 65 nm CLICpix demonstrator chip

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    Valerio, P.; Campbell, M.

    2012-01-01

    A hybrid pixel detector ASIC designed to be used in the vertex detector for the CLIC experiment is presented in this note. It has been designed using a commercial 65 nm CMOS technology. The main features include simultaneous 4-bit TOT and TOA measurements with 10 ns accuracy, a spatial resolution of 3 um (the pixel size is 25x25 um), an on-chip data compression scheme and power pulsing capability. A prototype with a fully featured array of 64 by 64 pixels has been designed and produced. Testing on the prototype is ongoing.

  5. Conjugated 12 nm long oligomers as molecular wires in nanoelectronics

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    Søndergaard, Roar; Strobel, Sebastian; Bundgaard, Eva

    2009-01-01

    containing 3–19 phenyl units were synthesised by step wise HWE-reactions of a bifunctional OPV-monomer which allowed for complete control of the sizes of the OPVs. Workup and analysis (1H- and 13C-NMR, mass spectrometry and size exclusion chromatography) of each step ensured a high purity of the final...... products. Final end group functionalities of the OPVs were introduced either as the first step (alcohol) or the last step (thioacetate). We further demonstrate a fabrication method for well defined nanogap electrode devices based on silicon-on-insulator technology, featuring a gap distance of down to 9 nm...

  6. EST Table: NM_001184844 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001184844 TOR1 10/09/29 53 %/2461 aa ref|XP_625130.1| PREDICTED: similar to FKBP12-rapamycin... complex-associated protein (FK506-binding protein 12-rapamycin complex-associated protein 1) (R...apamycin target protein) (RAPT1) (Mammalian target of rapamycin) (MTOR) isoform 1 [Apis mellifera] 10/09/13 ...9/10 50 %/2441 aa gi|91089099|ref|XP_971819.1| PREDICTED: similar to fkbp-rapamycin associated protein [Tribolium castaneum] CK537623 ...

  7. Towards Using DNAzyme in Sub-20 nm Lithography

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    Dirar, Qassim

    DNAzyme is a unique molecule with applications ranging from gene regulation to molecular machines. Another attractive venue for the use of DNAzyme is next generation lithography, sub-20 nm lithography, harnessing the unique features of specific recognition and self-assembly. Tools to achieve that goal are discussed and experimental procedures were presented. Loading DNAzyme on gold nanoparticles, depositing self-assembled monolayers and DNA patterning using soft lithographic techniques are tools that are explored. To support the findings, different characterization techniques are employed.

  8. Ocular safety limits for 1030nm femtosecond laser cataract surgery

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    Wang, Jenny; Sramek, Christopher; Paulus, Yannis M.; Lavinsky, Daniel; Schuele, Georg; Anderson, Dan; Dewey, David; Palanker, Daniel V.

    2013-03-01

    Application of femtosecond lasers to cataract surgery has added unprecedented precision and reproducibility but ocular safety limits for the procedure are not well-quantified. We present an analysis of safety during laser cataract surgery considering scanned patterns, reduced blood perfusion, and light scattering on residual bubbles formed during laser cutting. Experimental results for continuous-wave 1030 nm irradiation of the retina in rabbits are used to calibrate damage threshold temperatures and perfusion rate for our computational model of ocular heating. Using conservative estimates for each safety factor, we compute the limits of the laser settings for cataract surgery that optimize procedure speed within the limits of retinal safety.

  9. High-throughput optical coherence tomography at 800 nm.

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    Goda, Keisuke; Fard, Ali; Malik, Omer; Fu, Gilbert; Quach, Alan; Jalali, Bahram

    2012-08-27

    We report high-throughput optical coherence tomography (OCT) that offers 1,000 times higher axial scan rate than conventional OCT in the 800 nm spectral range. This is made possible by employing photonic time-stretch for chirping a pulse train and transforming it into a passive swept source. We demonstrate a record high axial scan rate of 90.9 MHz. To show the utility of our method, we also demonstrate real-time observation of laser ablation dynamics. Our high-throughput OCT is expected to be useful for industrial applications where the speed of conventional OCT falls short.

  10. EST Table: NM_001046789 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001046789 LOC692949 10/09/29 95 %/267 aa ref|NP_001040254.1| beadex/dLMO protein... [Bombyx mori] gb|ABD36315.1| beadex/dLMO protein [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 74 %/175 aa FBpp0262745|DyakGE17735...0 aa gnl|Amel|GB11268-PA 10/09/10 71 %/212 aa gi|91080717|ref|XP_975367.1| PREDICTED: similar to beadex/dLMO protein [Tribolium castaneum] FS794536 ...

  11. EST Table: NM_001046920 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001046920 LOC732920 10/09/29 94 %/371 aa ref|NP_001040385.1| pelota-like protein... [Bombyx mori] gb|ABF51295.1| pelota-like protein [Bombyx mori] 10/09/13 71 %/371 aa FBpp0253329|DwilGK24186...ene:AGAP008269 10/09/10 67 %/371 aa gnl|Amel|GB10750-PA 10/09/10 69 %/371 aa gi|91095145|ref|XP_967126.1| PREDICTED: similar to pelota [Tribolium castaneum] FS917768 ...

  12. Negative-tone cycloolefin photoresist for 193-nm lithography

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    Fu, ShihChi; Hsieh, Kuo-Huang; Wang, Lon A.

    2001-08-01

    The chemistry of acid-catalyzed dehydration reaction and followed by crosslinking of the tert-alcohol group in the cycloolefin photoresists was used to tailor the performance of the photoresists for 193nm lithography. A radiation- sensitive photoacid generator (PAG) in this chemically amplified photoresist (CAMP) can change the polarity of the exposed area of the resist and exhibit a negative-tone behavior. The cycloolefin resists are synthesized by the free radical copolymerization of alicyclic monomer and maleic anhydride, and/or by the cationic polymerization of alicyclic monomer via Pd catalyst followed by the attaching of tert-alcohol group in to the resist. The side reaction of cycloolefin copolymer was observed at the temperature below the post exposure baking (PEB) temperature, but this problem can be eliminated by the introduction of isobornyl methacrylate into the polymer. The lithographic performance of the resists was investigated by using isopropyl alcohol as a developer under various processing conditions. The results demonstrate that these resists are the promising candidates for being used in 193nm lithography.

  13. Efficient frequency doubling at 776 nm in a ring cavity

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    Han, Zhen-Hai; Liu, Shi-Long; Liu, Shi-Kai; Ding, Dong-Sheng; Zhou, Zhi-Yuan

    2017-08-01

    We report efficient frequency doubling (FD) at 776 nm using periodically poled LiNbO3 (PPLN) in a ring cavity pumped by a commercial erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) operating at 1552 nm. Two sets of input couplers are used that have been optimized to operate in the low pump and high pump regimes. The maximum conversion efficiencies measured for these couplers are 65.8% (transmittance T=4.5%) and 65.9% (T=9.1%). The internal conversion efficiencies are 85.0% and 88.2%, respectively, after the mode-matching efficiency and filtering transmittance have been taken into account. The maximum output powers obtained for the two couplers are 333 mW and 602 mW at pump powers of 535 mW and 999 mW, respectively. Coupling efficiency of more than 80% to single mode fibers indicates the high beam quality of the FD laser. This FD laser will be useful for quantum optics experiments in the telecommunications band and atomic physics experiments.

  14. Discrimination of liver malignancies with 1064 nm dispersive Raman spectroscopy.

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    Pence, Isaac J; Patil, Chetan A; Lieber, Chad A; Mahadevan-Jansen, Anita

    2015-08-01

    Raman spectroscopy has been widely demonstrated for tissue characterization and disease discrimination, however current implementations with either 785 or 830 nm near-infrared (NIR) excitation have been ineffectual in tissues with intense autofluorescence such as the liver. Here we report the use of a dispersive 1064 nm Raman system using a low-noise Indium-Gallium-Arsenide (InGaAs) array to discriminate highly autofluorescent bulk tissue ex vivo specimens from healthy liver, adenocarcinoma, and hepatocellular carcinoma (N = 5 per group). The resulting spectra have been combined with a multivariate discrimination algorithm, sparse multinomial logistic regression (SMLR), to predict class membership of healthy and diseased tissues, and spectral bands selected for robust classification have been extracted. A quantitative metric called feature importance is defined based on classification outputs and is used to guide the association of spectral features with biological indicators of healthy and diseased liver tissue. Spectral bands with high feature importance for healthy and liver tumor specimens include retinol, heme, biliverdin, or quinones (1595 cm(-1)); lactic acid (838 cm(-1)); collagen (873 cm(-1)); and nucleic acids (1485 cm(-1)). Classification performance in both binary (normal versus tumor, 100% sensitivity and 89% specificity) and three-group cases (classification accuracy: normal 89%, adenocarcinoma 74%, hepatocellular carcinoma 64%) indicates the potential for accurately separating healthy and cancerous tissues and suggests implications for utilizing Raman techniques during surgical guidance in liver resection.

  15. 1125-nm quantum dot laser for tonsil thermal therapy

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    McMillan, Kathleen

    2011-03-01

    Thermal therapy has the potential to provide a nonexcisional alternative to tonsillectomy. Clinical implementation requires that the lymphoid tissue of tonsils is heated homogeneously to produce an amount of primary thermal injury that corresponds to gradual postoperative tonsil shrinkage, with minimal risk of damage to underlying critical blood vessels. Optical constants are derived for tonsils from tissue components and used to calculate the depth of 1/e of irradiance. The 1125 nm wavelength is shown to correspond to both deep penetration and minimal absorption by blood. A probe for tonsil thermal therapy that comprises two opposing light emitting, temperature controlled surfaces is described. For ex vivo characterization of tonsil heating, a prototype 1125 nm diode laser is used in an experimental apparatus that splits the laser output into two components, and delivers the radiation to sapphire contact window surfaces of two temperature controlled cells arranged to irradiate human tonsil specimens from opposing directions. Temperatures are measured with thermocouple microprobes at located points within the tissue during and after irradiation. Primary thermal damage corresponding to the recorded thermal histories are calculated from Arrhenius parameters for human tonsils. Results indicate homogeneous heating to temperatures corresponding to the threshold of thermal injury and above can be achieved in advantageously short irradiation times.

  16. Vitreoretinal surgery with the 193-nm excimer laser

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    Palanker, Daniel V.; Hemo, Itzhak; Turovets, Igor; Zauberman, Hanan; Lewis, Aaron

    1994-06-01

    The 193-nm excimer laser is known for its ability to precisely ablate soft biological tissues in the air environment with sub- micron depth control and sub-micron damage zones in the surrounding. The lack of a convenient delivery system and strong absorption of this radiation by biological liquids prevented, until recently, microsurgical applications of this laser. We have constructed special tips that are capable of delivering enough energy for effective removal of soft tissues in a strongly absorbing liquid environment. These tips attach to an articulated arm-based delivery system. This instrument was applied to vitreoretinal membranes removal. The accepted technique for these membranes removal is mechanical peeling and cutting which is associated with strong traction of the retina and this occasionally results in retinal damage. It was demonstrated in this study that the 193-nm excimer laser is capable of safely and precisely cutting and ablating these membranes which enable their removal without exerting any tractional forces on the retina. The effective cutting regime of retina and vitreoretinal membranes occurred at energy fluence of about 250- to 350-mJ/cm2/pulse with a corresponding cutting depth of 50 to 150 micrometers /pulse. The results obtained in this study suggest that this technology could be applicable to a wide variety of intraocular procedures.

  17. Granular corneal dystrophy in 830-nm spectral optical coherence tomography.

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    Kaluzny, Bartlomiej J; Szkulmowska, Anna; Szkulmowski, Maciej; Bajraszewski, Tomasz; Wawrocka, Anna; Krawczynski, Maciej R; Kowalczyk, Andrzej; Wojtkowski, Maciej

    2008-08-01

    Spectral optical coherence tomography (SOCT) is a new imaging technique that can provide high-resolution tomograms much faster and with higher sensitivity than conventional Time domain (TdOCT) systems. Its usefulness in producing cross-sectional imaging of different corneal pathologies in vivo has already been presented. The aim of this case report is to show 830-nm SOCT findings in granular corneal dystrophy. A 48-year-old woman with granular corneal dystrophy was examined with a slit-lamp, confocal microscope (Confoscan 4) and a prototype SOCT instrument constructed at the Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. A genetic examination showed a mutation of arginine 555-to-tryptophan (Arg555Trp) in the TGFBI gene that confirmed the clinical diagnosis. SOCT tomograms showed multiple hyperreflective changes throughout the corneal stroma that corresponded to hyaline deposits. Precise and objective assessment of the localization, size, shape, and light scattering properties of the pathologic changes was possible. Three-dimensional rendering of the acquired data allowed a comprehensive evaluation of the deposits in the central cornea. SOCT (830 nm) provides clinically valuable 2- and 3-dimensional assessments of pathomorphologic changes in granular corneal dystrophy in vivo.

  18. Studies of electrical resistance in Ni{sub 75}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 7.5}Mn{sub 10.5} and Ni{sub 80.5}Cr{sub 4.2}Si{sub 6.5}Mn{sub 5}B{sub 3.8}glass-coated wires

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    Garcia, C. [Dpto. de Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, UPV/EHU, San Sebastian (Spain); Dpt. Material Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge (United States); Zhukova, V.; Blanco, J.M. [Dpto. de Fisica Aplicada, EUPDS, UPV/EHU, San Sebastian (Spain); Val, J.J. del; Zhukov, A. [Dpto. de Fisica de Materiales, Fac. Quimicas, UPV/EHU, San Sebastian (Spain)

    2009-04-15

    In this paper we studied thermal stability of Ni{sub 75}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 7.5}Mn{sub 10.5} and Ni{sub 80.5}Cr{sub 4.2}Si{sub 6.5}Mn{sub 5}B{sub 3.8} glass coated microwires with metallic nucleus diameters ranging between 10 {mu}m and 20 {mu}m using electrical resistance measurements, X-ray diffraction and DSC methods. Electrical resistance was measured during Joule heating of the sample i.e. flowing the DC current. X-ray diffraction was used to determine the crystalline structure in as-prepared microwires. It was found that electrical resistance per length, {rho}, depends on the sample geometry. Besides this dependence is opposite for Ni{sub 75}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 7.5}Mn{sub 10.5} and Ni{sub 80.5}Cr{sub 4.2}Si{sub 6.5}Mn{sub 5}B{sub 3.8} glass coated microwires. Such dependences have been related with effect of rapid solidification conditions on the grain sizes and consequently on grain growth process during annealing. Temperature coefficient of resistivity in the case of Ni{sub 75}Cr{sub 7}Si{sub 7.5}Mn{sub 10.5}microwires is much smaller (about 5 times smaller). Considerable dependence of the current density for beginning of phase transition on metallic nucleus diameter has been attributed to the thermal transfer conditions. Efficiently of Joule heating for the case of thinner microwires is smaller and the current density for achieving the phase transition-higher. (copyright 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  19. Mechanisms of Low-Energy Operation of XCT-SOI CMOS Devices—Prospect of Sub-20-nm Regime

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    Yasuhisa Omura

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the performance prospect of scaled cross-current tetrode (XCT CMOS devices and demonstrates the outstanding low-energy aspects of sub-30-nm-long gate XCT-SOI CMOS by analyzing device operations. The energy efficiency improvement of such scaled XCT CMOS circuits (two orders higher stems from the “source potential floating effect”, which offers the dynamic reduction of effective gate capacitance. It is expected that this feature will be very important in many medical implant applications that demand a long device lifetime without recharging the battery.

  20. Process Parameters Optimization of 14nm MOSFET Using 2-D Analytical Modelling

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    Noor Faizah Z.A.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the modeling and optimization of 14nm gate length CMOS transistor which is down-scaled from previous 32nm gate length. High-k metal gate material was used in this research utilizing Hafnium Dioxide (HfO2 as dielectric and Tungsten Silicide (WSi2 and Titanium Silicide (TiSi2 as a metal gate for NMOS and PMOS respectively. The devices are fabricated virtually using ATHENA module and characterized its performance evaluation via ATLAS module; both in Virtual Wafer Fabrication (VWF of Silvaco TCAD Tools. The devices were then optimized through a process parameters variability using L9 Taguchi Method. There were four process parameter with two noise factor of different values were used to analyze the factor effect. The results show that the optimal value for both transistors are well within ITRS 2013 prediction where VTH and IOFF are 0.236737V and 6.995705nA/um for NMOS device and 0.248635 V and 5.26nA/um for PMOS device respectively.

  1. Heavy ion-induced SEEs on 130 nm CMOS technology for LHC application - status and challenges

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    Gabrielli, A., E-mail: alessandro.gabrielli@bo.infn.it [INFN and Physics Department of University of Bologna (Italy)

    2011-12-01

    This work summarizes the status of the art of electronic designs, using CMOS technologies, to stand LHC and S-LHC radiation-hard environments. Radiation effects can be divided into Single Event Effects and Total Ionizing Dose effects, which are consequences of different interaction effects within the silicon and the electronics. These types of effects are commonly investigated and faced separately. The commercial 130 nm CMOS technology, today primarily proposed for SLHC electronic upgrades, only implements redundancies against the Single Event Effects'. On the contrary, the 250 nm technology node used in the past years for LHC experiments, was also hardened against the Total Ionizing Dose. Hence, the choice of the technology to be used for high-energy experiments is very crucial as it implies huge efforts in the designs of the components. In addition, an unavoidable technology scaling keeps moving toward ever-smaller sizes and this affects the availability of the silicon process for medium and long-term experiments.

  2. High-power Tm-doped fiber distributed-feedback laser at 1943 nm.

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    Zhang, Z; Shen, D Y; Boyland, A J; Sahu, J K; Clarkson, W A; Ibsen, M

    2008-09-15

    We report on high-power operation of a fiber distributed-feedback (DFB) laser fabricated from Tm-doped photosensitive alumino-silicate fiber and in-band pumped by an Er/Yb fiber laser at 1565 nm. The fiber DFB laser yielded up to 875 mW of single-ended output at 1943 nm on two orthogonally polarized modes for 3.5 W of absorbed pump power. Further scaling of the DFB laser output power was achieved with the aid of a simple Tm-doped fiber amplifier stage spliced directly to the DFB fiber without the need of an optical isolator. The maximum output power from the DFB laser and fiber amplifier was >3 W for a combined absorbed pump power of 8.1 W. The influence of thermal loading, owing to quantum defect heating in the Tm-doped core, on the output power and longitudinal mode behavior is discussed, and the prospects for further improvement in performance are considered.

  3. Materials and device issues in the formation of sub-100-nm junctions

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    Osburn, C. M.; Chevacharoenkul, S.; Wang, Q. F.; Markus, K.; McGuire, G. E.; Smith, P. L.

    1993-04-01

    This paper compares the materials and device issues associated with two alternative techniques for the formation of ultrashallow junctions: 1) the use of preamorphization and low energy dopant implantation, combined with rapid, low-temperature annealing; and 2) the use of metal suicides as a diffusion source (SADS) where dopants are implanted into CoSi 2 and subsequently diffused into silicon. For conventionally-formed, ultrashallow junctions, preamorphization with either silicon or germanium does not result in shallower junctions. The enhanced diffusion associated with the preamorphization implant damage compensates for the reduction in channeling. Preamorphization does, however, give low sheet resistance junctions and high dopant activation after recrystallization at 550°C. Considerable dopant motion (˜ 50 nm) is observed in the tail region, near the junction, after 10 s of annealing at a relatively low temperature (800°C). The SADS process is seen to produce low leakage n + and p + diodes with less than 10 nm of dopant diffusion beyond the silicide/silicon interface, using a very low thermal budget process. By confining the implantation to within the suicide, no crystal defects are created in the underlying silicon. With the SADS process, the limitation on scaling the junction depth lies in producing thin, stable suicide films. Agglomeration of the silicide and pullback along feature edges restrict the maximum thermal cycle and the minimum allowable film thickness.

  4. Compact 13.5-nm free-electron laser for extreme ultraviolet lithography

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    Y. Socol

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Optical lithography has been actively used over the past decades to produce more and more dense integrated circuits. To keep with the pace of the miniaturization, light of shorter and shorter wavelength was used with time. The capabilities of the present 193-nm UV photolithography were expanded time after time, but it is now believed that further progress will require deployment of extreme ultraviolet (EUV lithography based on the use of 13.5-nm radiation. However, presently no light source exists with sufficient average power to enable high-volume manufacturing. We report here the results of a study that shows the feasibility of a free-electron laser EUV source driven by a multiturn superconducting energy-recovery linac (ERL. The proposed 40×20  m^{2} facility, using MW-scale consumption from the power grid, is estimated to provide about 5 kW of average EUV power. We elaborate the self-amplified spontaneous emission (SASE option, which is presently technically feasible. A regenerative-amplifier option is also discussed. The proposed design is based on a short-period (2–3 cm undulator. The corresponding electron beam energy is about 0.5–1.0 GeV. The proposed accelerator consists of a photoinjector, a booster, and a multiturn ERL.

  5. EST Table: NM_001111333 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available lar)|GO:0008270(zinc ion binding) 10/09/29 81 %/425 aa ref|NP_001104803.1| broad-complex isoform Z2 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD23979.1| bro...ad-complex Z2-isoform [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD23981.1| broad-complex Z2-isoform [Bomby...oad-Complex isoform Z2 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD46733.1| broad-complex A-Z2 isoform [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD46740.1| broad...%/474 aa gnl|Amel|GB30150-PB 10/09/10 41 %/468 aa gi|159149120|gb|ABW91135.1| broad-complex isoform Z5 [Tribolium castaneum] NM_001111333 ...

  6. Extreme ultraviolet resist materials for sub-7 nm patterning

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    Li, Li

    2017-06-26

    Continuous ongoing development of dense integrated circuits requires significant advancements in nanoscale patterning technology. As a key process in semiconductor high volume manufacturing (HVM), high resolution lithography is crucial in keeping with Moore\\'s law. Currently, lithography technology for the sub-7 nm node and beyond has been actively investigated approaching atomic level patterning. EUV technology is now considered to be a potential alternative to HVM for replacing in some cases ArF immersion technology combined with multi-patterning. Development of innovative resist materials will be required to improve advanced fabrication strategies. In this article, advancements in novel resist materials are reviewed to identify design criteria for establishment of a next generation resist platform. Development strategies and the challenges in next generation resist materials are summarized and discussed.

  7. Corneal and skin laser exposures from 1540-nm laser pulses

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    Johnson, Thomas E.; Mitchell, Michael A.; Rico, Pedro J.; Fletcher, David J.; Eurell, Thomas E.; Roach, William P.

    2000-06-01

    Mechanisms of tissue damage are investigated for skin and cornea exposures from 1540 nm ('eye safe') laser single pulses of 0.8 milli-seconds. New skin model data point out the advantages of using the Yucatan mini-pig versus the Yorkshire pig for in-vivo skin laser exposures. Major advantages found include similarities in thickness and melanin content when compared with human skin. Histology from Yucatan mini-pig skin exposures and the calculation of an initial ED50 threshold indicate that the main photon tissue interaction may not be solely due to water absorption. In-vitro corneal equivalents compared well with in-vivo rabbit cornea exposure under similar laser conditions. In-vivo and in-vitro histology show that initial energy deposition leading to damage occurs intrastromally, while epithelial cells show no direct injury due to laser light absorption.

  8. Cycloolefin/maleic anhydride copolymers for 193-nm resist compositions

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    Rahman, M. D.; Dammel, Ralph R.; Cook, Michelle M.; Ficner, Stanley A.; Padmanaban, Munirathna; Oberlander, Joseph E.; Durham, Dana L.; Klauck-Jacobs, Axel

    1999-06-01

    Several novel norbornene carboxylate monomers consisting of isobornyl and alkyl ether chains on the ester groups were synthesized and polymerized with maleic anhydride (MA), t- butylnorbornene carboxylate (BNC), hydroxyethylnorbornene carboxylate (HNC) and norbornene carboxylic acid (NC). These polymers were compared with BNC/HNC/NC/MA tetra-polymers with respect to glass transition temperature (Tg) as well as photoresist performance using a 193 nm exposure tool. It was observed that introduction of these groups decreases the Tg but not to the extent where the polymers can be used as an annealing type resist. The synthesis of these polymers, their characterization, and their lithographic evaluation as 193 resists will be discussed in this paper. Further optimization in terms of final polymer composition as well as resist formulation is on-going in order to fully exploit these monomers for photoresist application.

  9. 1940 nm all-fiber Q-switched fiber laser

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    Ahmadi, P.; Estrada, A.; Katta, N.; Lim, E.; McElroy, A.; Milner, T. E.; Mokan, V.; Underwood, M.

    2017-02-01

    We present development of a nanosecond Q-switched Tm3+-doped fiber laser with 16 W average power and 4.4 kW peak power operating at 1940 nm. The laser has a master oscillator power amplifier design, and uses large mode area Tm3+-doped fibers as the gain medium. Special techniques are used to splice Tm3+-doped fibers to minimize splice loss. The laser design is optimized to reduce non-linear effects, including modulation instability. Pulse width broadening due to high gain is observed and studied in detail. Medical surgery is a field of application where this laser may be able to improve clinical practice. The laser together with scanning galvanometer mirrors is used to cut precisely around small footprint vessels in tissue phantoms without leaving any visible residual thermal damage. These experiments provide proof-of-principle that this laser has promising potential in the laser surgery application space.

  10. Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment for the SNL/NM cafeterias.

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    McCord, Samuel Adam

    2005-12-01

    This Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment (PPOA) was conducted for the two Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico cafeteria facilities between May and August 2005. The primary purpose of this PPOA is to assess waste and resource reduction opportunities and issue Pollution Prevention (P2) recommendations for Sandia's food service facilities. This PPOA contains recommendations for energy, water and resource reduction, as well as material substitution based upon environmentally preferable purchasing. Division 3000 has requested the PPOA report as part of the Division's compliance effort to implement the Environmental Management System (EMS) per DOE Order 450.1. This report contains a summary of the information collected and analyses performed with recommended options for implementation. The SNL/NM P2 Group will work with Division 3000 and the respective cafeteria facilities to implement these options.

  11. EST Table: NM_001111334 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available NM_001111334 Br-c 10/09/29 81 %/420 aa ref|NP_001104804.1| broad-complex isoform Z1... [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD23978.1| broad-complex Z1-isoform [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD23983.1| broad-complex Z1-isofo...rm [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD24045.1| Broad-Complex isoform Z1 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD24046.1| Broad-Complex isofor...m Z1 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD46732.1| broad-complex A-Z1 isoform [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAD46739.1| broad...-complex B-Z1 isoform [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAF43564.1| Broad-Complex isoform Z1 [Bombyx mori] 1

  12. Lasing at 300 nm and below: Optical challenges and perspectives

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    Garzella, D. [Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay (France); Couprie, M.E. [Universite de Paris-Sud, Orsay (France)]|[CEA DSM DRECAM SPAM, Gif Sur Yvette (France); Billardon, M. [ESPCI, Paris (France)

    1995-12-31

    The FEL experiment in the visible and near UV on the Super ACO storage ring has given, since 1989, important informations on the SRFEL dynamics and, furthermore, a very good beam stability has been achieved. In addition, the operation at 350 nm with this good stability and a long beam lifetime allowed us to perform the first user experiment in biology and to start with a campaign for using the laser as photons source for experiments in other domains, coupling FEL light and the Synchrotron Radiation. For this, FEL starts to be very competitive with respect to the other conventional laser sources, provided that it could oscillate further in the UV, say at 300 nm and below. So, the real challenge is now given by the lasing at shorter wavelengths and, for this, by the optical technology existing nowadays. Since 1992 the efforts have been concentrating to look for every kind of solution allowing us to overcome the problem of having a very low gain. From an optical point of view, in the range of wavelengths explored, there is a lack of transparents dielectric materials for substrates and coatings. Substrates are required at the same time to be relatively not absorbing (a few tens 10{sup -6}), to have a very good surface quality (RMS roughness below 10 {Angstrom}) because of scattering losses dramatically increasing in this spectral range and, due to the thermal load of the undulator emission, to have adequate thermal characteristics. In order to fulfill all these requirements, a good characterisation and modelisation of the substrates is needed, especially to correlate thermal loading and mechanical deformations from one hand, and roughness and scattering losses from the other hand. Coatings must be not absorbing too and, above all, the most amorphous as possible (this could be obtained with IBS deposition technique), in order to insure a good reproduction of the substrate roughness at the interfaces and on the top layer and an higher resistance to the XUV photons load.

  13. Multiple product pathways in photodissociation of nitromethane at 213 nm

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    Sumida, Masataka; Kohge, Yasunori; Yamasaki, Katsuyoshi; Kohguchi, Hiroshi, E-mail: kohguchi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-3-1, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)

    2016-02-14

    In this paper, we present a photodissociation dynamics study of nitromethane at 213 nm in the π → π{sup *} transition. Resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization spectroscopy and ion-imaging were applied to measure the internal state distributions and state-resolved scattering distributions of the CH{sub 3}, NO(X {sup 2}Π, A {sup 2}Σ{sup +}), and O({sup 3}P{sub J}) photofragments. The rotationally state-resolved scattering distribution of the CH{sub 3} fragment showed two velocity components, of which the slower one decreased the relative intensity as the rotational and vibrational excitations. The translational energy distribution of the faster CH{sub 3} fragment indicated the production of the NO{sub 2} counter-product in the electronic excited state, wherein 1 {sup 2}B{sub 2} was the most probable. The NO(v = 0) fragment exhibited a bimodal translational energy distribution, whereas the NO(v = 1 and 2) fragment exhibited a single translational energy component with a relatively larger internal energy. The translational energy of a portion of the O({sup 3}P{sub J}) photofragment was found to be higher than the one-photon dissociation threshold, indicating the two-photon process involved. The NO(A {sup 2}Σ{sup +}) fragment, which was detected by ionization spectroscopy via the Rydberg ←A {sup 2}Σ{sup +} transition, also required two-photon energy. These experimental data corroborate the existence of competing photodissociation product pathways, CH{sub 3} + NO{sub 2},CH{sub 3} + NO + O,CH{sub 3}O + NO, and CH{sub 3}NO + O, following the π → π{sup *} transition. The origins of the observed photofragments are discussed in this report along with recent theoretical studies and previous dynamics experiments performed at 193 nm.

  14. New single-layer positive photoresists for 193-nm photolithography

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    Okoroanyanwu, Uzodinma; Shimokawa, Tsutomu; Byers, Jeff D.; Medeiros, David R.; Willson, C. Grant; Niu, Qingshang J.; Frechet, Jean M. J.; Allen, Robert D.

    1997-07-01

    New series of chemically amplified, single layer, positive tone photoresists for 193 nm lithography have been developed. These resists were formulated from a series of cycloaliphatic co- and terpolymers of 2-methyl propyl bicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2- ene-5-carboxylate (carbo-tert-butoxynorbornene), bicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2-ene carboxylic acid (norbornene carboxylic acid), 8-methyl-8-carboxy tetracyclo(4,4,0.12,5,17,10)dodec-3-ene (methyltetracyclododecene carboxylic acid), norbornenemethanol, and maleic anhydride, which were synthesized by free radical, vinyl addition and ring opening metathesis polymerization techniques. The polymers derived from ring opening metathesis polymerization have bee successfully hydrogenated to provide yet another member of this group of materials. The cycloaliphatic polymer backbones provide etch resistance, mechanical properties and stability to radiation. The lithographic function is provided by carefully tailored pendant groups, which include an acid functionality that is masked by protecting groups that undergo acid catalyzed thermolysis as well as polar groups that influence the adhesion, wetability and dissolution properties of the polymer. The polymers are soluble in common organic solvents and have glass transition temperatures ranging from less than 60 degrees Celsius to higher than 250 degrees Celsius depending on their specific structure and mode of polymerization. They are at least as transparent at 193 nm as the corresponding acrylics. Their dry etch resistance varies with the formulation, but the base polymers etch more slowly than novolac under conditions typically used to pattern polysilicon. Upon exposure and baking, the resists have demonstrated high sensitivities (9-25 mJ/cm2), and 0.16 micrometer features have bean resolved.

  15. Germicidal Efficacy and Mammalian Skin Safety of 222-nm UV Light

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    Buonanno, Manuela; Ponnaiya, Brian; Welch, David; Stanislauskas, Milda; Randers-Pehrson, Gerhard; Smilenov, Lubomir; Lowy, Franklin D.; Owens, David M.; Brenner, David J.

    2017-01-01

    We have previously shown that 207-nm ultraviolet (UV) light has similar antimicrobial properties as typical germicidal UV light (254 nm), but without inducing mammalian skin damage. The biophysical rationale is based on the limited penetration distance of 207-nm light in biological samples (e.g. stratum corneum) compared with that of 254-nm light. Here we extended our previous studies to 222-nm light and tested the hypothesis that there exists a narrow wavelength window in the far-UVC region,...

  16. High-Power 1180-nm GaInNAs DBR Laser Diodes

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    Aho, Antti T.; Viheriala, Jukka; Korpijarvi, Ville-Markus

    2017-01-01

    We report high-power 1180-nm GaInNAs distributed Bragg reflector laser diodes with and without a tapered amplifying section. The untapered and tapered components reached room temperature output powers of 655 mW and 4.04 W, respectively. The diodes exhibited narrow linewidth emission with side......-mode suppression ratios in the range of 50 dB for a broad range of operating current, extending up to 2 A for the untapered component and 10 A for the tapered component. The high output power is rendered possible by the use of a high quality GaInNAs-based quantum well gain region, which allows for lower strain...... and better carrier confinement compared with traditional GaInAs quantum wells. The development opens new opportunities for the power scaling of frequency-doubled lasers with emission at yellow-orange wavelengths....

  17. Array-level stability enhancement of 50 nm AlxOy ReRAM

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    Iwasaki, Tomoko Ogura; Ning, Sheyang; Yamazawa, Hiroki; Takeuchi, Ken

    2015-12-01

    ReRAM's low voltage and low current programmability are attractive features to solve the scaling issues of conventional floating gate Flash. However, read instability in ReRAM is a critical issue, due to random telegraph noise (RTN), sensitivity to disturb and retention. In this work, the array-level characteristics of read stability in 50 nm AlxOy ReRAM are investigated and a circuit technique to improve stability is proposed and evaluated. First, in order to quantitatively assess memory cell stability, a method of stability characterization is defined. Next, based on this methodology, a proposal to improve read stability, called ;stability check loop; is evaluated. The stability check loop is a stability verification procedure, by which, instability improvement of 7×, and read error rate improvement of 40% are obtained.

  18. A {mu}SR study of the magnetoresistive ruthenocuprates RuSr{sub 2}Nd{sub 1.8-x}Y {sub 0.2}Ce{sub x}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 10-{delta}} (x = 0.95 and 0.80)

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    Mclaughlin, A C [Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3UE (United Kingdom); Attfield, J P [Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, King' s Buildings, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ (United Kingdom); Van Duijn, J [Instituto de Investigacion en EnergIas Renovables, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, E02006 (Spain); Hillier, A D, E-mail: a.c.mclaughlin@abdn.ac.uk [ISIS facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom)

    2011-09-14

    Zero field muon spin relaxation (ZF-{mu}SR) has been used to study the magnetic properties of the underdoped giant magnetoresistive ruthenocuprates RuSr{sub 2}Nd{sub 1.8-x}Y {sub 0.2}Ce{sub x}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 10-{delta}} (x = 0.95, 0.80). The magnetoresistance (MR) is defined so that MR = (({rho}{sub H}-{rho}{sub 0})/{rho}{sub 0}) and the giant magnetoresistive ruthenocuprates RuSr{sub 2}Nd{sub 1.8-x}Y {sub 0.2}Ce{sub x}Cu{sub 2}O{sub 10-{delta}} exhibit a large reduction in electronic resistivity upon application of a magnetic field. The ZF-{mu}SR results show a gradual loss of initial asymmetry A{sub 0} at the ruthenium spin transition temperature, T{sub Ru}. At the same time the electronic relaxation rate, {lambda}, shows a gradual increase with decreasing temperature below T{sub Ru}. These results have been interpreted as evidence for Cu spin cluster formation below T{sub Ru}. These magnetically ordered clusters grow as the temperature is decreased thus causing the initial asymmetry to decrease slowly. Giant magnetoresistance is observed over a wide temperature range in the materials studied and the magnitude increases as the temperature is reduced from T{sub Ru} to 4 K which suggests a relation between Cu spin cluster size and |-MR|. (paper)

  19. Face-shared octahedral dimer In{sub 2}O{sub 7}S{sub 2} in the non-centrosymmetric barium indiumsilicate oxysulfide Ba{sub 2}In{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}S

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    Guo, Wei-Huan; Jiang, Xiao-Ming; Liu, Bin-Wen; Wu, Jia-Wei; Li, Shu-Fang; Zeng, Hui-Yi; Guo, Guo-Cong; Huang, Jin-Shun [State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences Fuzhou, Fujian (China)

    2016-04-15

    The first indiumsilicate oxysulfide Ba{sub 2}In{sub 2}Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}S (1) was obtained by an alkali polychalcogenide flux method through a high-temperature solid-state reaction. It crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric space group Pca2{sub 1} (No. 29), with a = 23.060(6), b = 5.2954(6), c = 8.779(2) Aa, and Z = 4. Its three-dimensional (3D) framework is constructed from one-dimensional (1D) infinite {sub ∞}{sup 1}[In{sub 2}O{sub 7}S{sub 2/2}] double octahedral chains bridged by corner-sharing Si tetrahedral trimers [Si{sub 3}O{sub 10}]{sup 8-}, yielding a 3D framework with the channels filled with Ba{sup 2+} cations along the b direction. It is unprecedented in that the two distorted indium octahedra in 1 face-share to form a [In{sub 2}O{sub 7}S{sub 2}] dimer in indium oxides and oxide chalcogenides. (Copyright copyright 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  20. A Sounding Rocket Mission Concept to Acquire High-Resolution Radiometric Spectra Spanning the 9 nm - 31 nm Wavelength Range

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    Krause, L. Habash; Cirtain, Jonathan; McGuirck, Michael; Pavelitz, Steven; Weber, Ed.; Winebarger, Amy

    2012-01-01

    When studying Solar Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) emissions, both single-wavelength, two- dimensional (2D) spectroheliograms and multi-wavelength, one-dimensional (1D) line spectra are important, especially for a thorough understanding of the complex processes in the solar magnetized plasma from the base of the chromosphere through the corona. 2D image data are required for a detailed study of spatial structures, whereas radiometric (i.e., spectral) data provide information on relevant atomic excitation/ionization state densities (and thus temperature). Using both imaging and radiometric techniques, several satellite missions presently study solar dynamics in the EUV, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Hinode, and the Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO). The EUV wavelengths of interest typically span 9 nm to 31 nm, with the shorter wavelengths being associated with the hottest features (e.g., intense flares and bright points) and the longer wavelengths associated with cooler features (e.g., coronal holes and filaments). Because the optical components of satellite instruments degrade over time, it is not uncommon to conduct sounding rocket underflights for calibration purposes. The authors have designed a radiometric sounding rocket payload that could serve as both a calibration underflight for and a complementary scientific mission to the upcoming Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) mission aboard the GOES-R satellite (scheduled for a 2015 launch). The challenge to provide quality radiometric line spectra over the 9-31 nm range covered by SUVI was driven by the multilayer coatings required to make the optical components, including mirrors and gratings, reflective over the entire range. Typically, these multilayers provide useful EUV reflectances over bandwidths of a few nm. Our solution to this problem was to employ a three-telescope system in which the optical components were coated with multilayers that spanned three wavelength ranges to cover

  1. Genotoxic effects of 1064-nm Nd:YAG and 532-nm KTP lasers on fibroblast cell cultures.

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    Senturk, N; Bedir, A; Bilgici, B; Aydin, F; Okuyucu, A; Ozmen, Z C; Turanli, A Y

    2010-07-01

    Several different laser types are used in cutaneous surgery. The neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) and frequency-doubled Nd:YAG (KTP, potassium titanyl phosphate) lasers are widely used in dermatology. To investigate the possible genotoxic effects on fibroblasts of irradiation with a 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser and a 532-nm KTP laser. Fibroblast cell cultures were exposed to each of the lasers, using 10-mm spot size at 60 ms pulse duration with 10, 20, 40 J/cm(2) and 3, 6, 12 J/cm(2) fluences, respectively. Fibroblasts in passages 1-6 were used. During laser irradiation, 96-well microplate cultures were kept on a cooling block and transported on ice and in the dark, and processed immediately for single-cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) assay (also known as a comet assay). DNA damage was determined by computerized assessment of comet assay. There was increasing damage with increasing numbers of passages. For the Nd:YAG laser, the greatest damage occurred on passages 5 and 6, whereas the greatest damage appeared at passages 3 and 4 for KTP and returned to baseline at passages 5 and 6. Damage also increased with each dose increment for both wavelengths. At the highest dose for both wavelengths (Nd:YAG 40 J/cm(2) and KTP 12 J/cm(2)), damage was higher with the Nd:YAG laser. Different patterns of cellular damage were seen for different cell-culture passages, treatment doses, and laser wavelengths. These dose ranges are generally used for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions and for rejuvenation purposes. As replicative ageing or cell senescence is one of the critical factors determining the extent of cell damage induced by laser therapy, these results may have important implications for clinical practice.

  2. Comparison of the ablation ability of nucleus pulposus after 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser and 980 nm diode laser radiation.

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    Yin, Jian; Han, Zhengfeng; Guo, Baofeng; Guo, Han; Zhang, Tongtong; Zeng, Yanjun; Ren, Longxi

    2015-07-01

    To compare the ablation ability of nucleus pulposus after 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser and 980 nm diode laser radiation. Goat spine specimen (GSS) was radiated using Nd:YAG laser and 980 nm diode laser and then divided into five groups based on the final energy--200, 400, 600, 800 and 1,000 J groups. The ablation quality of nucleus pulposus after radiation was recorded. The ablation quality of GSS was greater at higher radiation energies in both lasers. When compared at the same energy level, the ablation quality of GSS was greater in 980 nm diode laser than in 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser. Statistical significance was observed in 200 and 400 J groups (P laser showed better ablation ability than 1,064 nm Nd:YAG laser.

  3. 3D Orientational Control in Self-Assembled Thin Films with Sub-5 nm Features by Light.

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    Nickmans, Koen; Bögels, Gerardus M; Sánchez-Somolinos, Carlos; Murphy, Jeffrey N; Leclère, Philippe; Voets, Ilja K; Schenning, Albertus P H J

    2017-09-01

    While self-assembled molecular building blocks could lead to many next-generation functional organic nanomaterials, control over the thin-film morphologies to yield monolithic sub-5 nm patterns with 3D orientational control at macroscopic length scales remains a grand challenge. A series of photoresponsive hybrid oligo(dimethylsiloxane) liquid crystals that form periodic cylindrical nanostructures with periodicities between 3.8 and 5.1 nm is studied. The liquid crystals can be aligned in-plane by exposure to actinic linearly polarized light and out-of-plane by exposure to actinic unpolarized light. The photoalignment is most efficient when performed just under the clearing point of the liquid crystal, at which the cylindrical nanostructures are reoriented within minutes. These results allow the generation of highly ordered sub-5 nm patterns in thin films at macroscopic length scales, with control over the orientation in a noncontact fashion. © 2017 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Tunnel-injected sub-260 nm ultraviolet light emitting diodes

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    Zhang, Yuewei; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Akyol, Fatih; Bajaj, Sanyam; Allerman, Andrew A.; Moseley, Michael W.; Armstrong, Andrew M.; Rajan, Siddharth

    2017-05-01

    We report on tunnel-injected deep ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV LEDs) configured with a polarization engineered Al0.75Ga0.25 N/In0.2Ga0.8 N tunnel junction structure. Tunnel-injected UV LED structure enables n-type contacts for both bottom and top contact layers. However, achieving Ohmic contact to wide bandgap n-AlGaN layers is challenging and typically requires high temperature contact metal annealing. In this work, we adopted a compositionally graded top contact layer for non-alloyed metal contact and obtained a low contact resistance of ρc = 4.8 × 10-5 Ω cm2 on n-Al0.75Ga0.25 N. We also observed a significant reduction in the forward operation voltage from 30.9 V to 19.2 V at 1 kA/cm2 by increasing the Mg doping concentration from 6.2 × 1018 cm-3 to 1.5 × 1019 cm-3. Non-equilibrium hole injection into wide bandgap Al0.75Ga0.25 N with Eg>5.2 eV was confirmed by light emission at 257 nm. This work demonstrates the feasibility of tunneling hole injection into deep UV LEDs and provides a structural design towards high power deep-UV emitters.

  5. Nantenna for Standard 1550 nm Optical Communication Systems

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    Waleed Tariq Sethi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanoscale transmission and reception technologies will play a vital role and be part of the next generation communication networks. This applies for all application fields including imaging, health, biosensing, civilian, and military communications. The detection of light frequency using nanooptical antennas may possibly become a good competitor to the semiconductor based photodetector because of the simplicity of integration, cost, and inherent capability to detect the phase and amplitude instead of power only. In this paper, authors propose simulated design of a hexagonal dielectric loaded nantenna (HDLN and explore its potential benefits at the standard optical C-band (1550 nm. The proposed nantenna consists of “Ag-SiO2-Ag” structure, consisting of “Si” hexagonal dielectric with equal lengths fed by “Ag” nanostrip transmission line. The simulated nantenna achieves an impedance bandwidth of 3.7% (190.9 THz–198.1 THz and a directivity of 8.6 dBi, at a center frequency of 193.5 THz, covering most of the ITU-T standard optical transmission window (C-band. The hexagonal dielectric nantenna produces HE20δ modes and the wave propagation is found to be end-fire. The efficiency of the nantenna is proven via numerical expressions, thus making the proposed design viable for nanonetwork communications.

  6. High-speed stimulated Brillouin scattering spectroscopy at 780 nm

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    Itay Remer

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available We demonstrate a high-speed stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS spectroscopy system that is able to acquire stimulated Brillouin gain point-spectra in water samples and Intralipid tissue phantoms over 2 GHz within 10 ms and 100 ms, respectively, showing a 10-100 fold increase in acquisition rates over current frequency-domain SBS spectrometers. This improvement was accomplished by integrating an ultra-narrowband hot rubidium-85 vapor notch filter in a simplified frequency-domain SBS spectrometer comprising nearly counter-propagating continuous-wave pump-probe light at 780 nm and conventional single-modulation lock-in detection. The optical notch filter significantly suppressed stray pump light, enabling detection of stimulated Brillouin gain spectra with substantially improved acquisition times at adequate signal-to-noise ratios (∼25 dB in water samples and ∼15 dB in tissue phantoms. These results represent an important step towards the use of SBS spectroscopy for high-speed measurements of Brillouin gain resonances in scattering and non-scattering samples.

  7. FY09 assessment of mercury reduction at SNL/NM.

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    McCord, Samuel Adam

    2010-02-01

    This assessment takes the result of the FY08 performance target baseline of mercury at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico, and records the steps taken in FY09 to collect additional data, encourage the voluntary reduction of mercury, and measure success. Elemental (metallic) mercury and all of its compounds are toxic, and exposure to excessive levels can permanently damage or fatally injure the brain and kidneys. Elemental mercury can also be absorbed through the skin and cause allergic reactions. Ingestion of inorganic mercury compounds can cause severe renal and gastrointestinal damage. Organic compounds of mercury such as methyl mercury, created when elemental mercury enters the environment, are considered the most toxic forms of the element. Exposures to very small amounts of these compounds can result in devastating neurological damage and death.1 SNL/NM is required to report annually on the site wide inventory of mercury for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program, as the site's inventory is excess of the ten pound reportable threshold quantity. In the fiscal year 2008 (FY08) Pollution Prevention Program Plan, Section 5.3 Reduction of Environmental Releases, a performance target stated was to establish a baseline of mercury, its principle uses, and annual quantity or inventory. This was accomplished on July 29, 2008 by recording the current status of mercury in the Chemical Information System (CIS).

  8. High power 1060-nm super large vertical cavity semiconductor lasers

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    Tan, Shaoyang; Zhai, Teng; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Ruikang; Lu, Dan; Ji, Chen

    2014-11-01

    High power single-mode ridge waveguide 1060-nm semiconductor lasers are reported. The lasers consist of compressively strained double InGaAs/GaAs quantum wells and a GaAs/AlGaAs separate confinement vertical structure. A super large vertical optical cavity is employed to have a low internal loss, large optical spot size and low vertical optical divergence angle. The material composition and thickness of waveguide layers and claddings layer are optimized systematically. The active layer is detuned from center of the waveguide and thickness of cladding layers is optimized to guaranty single mode lasing of the large optical cavity. The large vertical cavity laser structure with thickness of 4 μm allows the lasers have a low internal loss of less than 0.6 /cm, a large optical spot size about 1μm and a vertical divergence angle about 20 degree. For lateral optical confinement, a double trench ridge waveguide is employed to maintain single-lateral-mode operation. Based on the optimization, 1.5 W continue wave optical power is achieved for broad area lasers with 1mm longitude cavity length. Narrow stripe ridge waveguide lasers of 1mm cavity length with single mode current and optical power of 700 mA and 340 mW is obtained. Suggestions for further improvements in terms of single mode power and applications of the high power semiconductors are discussed.

  9. Body contouring using 635-nm low level laser therapy.

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    Nestor, Mark S; Newburger, Jessica; Zarraga, Matthew B

    2013-03-01

    Noninvasive body contouring has become one of the fastest-growing areas of esthetic medicine. Many patients appear to prefer nonsurgical less-invasive procedures owing to the benefits of fewer side effects and shorter recovery times. Increasingly, 635-nm low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions and has been shown to improve wound healing, reduce edema, and relieve acute pain. Within the past decade, LLLT has also emerged as a new modality for noninvasive body contouring. Research has shown that LLLT is effective in reducing overall body circumference measurements of specifically treated regions, including the hips, waist, thighs, and upper arms, with recent studies demonstrating the long-term effectiveness of results. The treatment is painless, and there appears to be no adverse events associated with LLLT. The mechanism of action of LLLT in body contouring is believed to stem from photoactivation of cytochrome c oxidase within hypertrophic adipocytes, which, in turn, affects intracellular secondary cascades, resulting in the formation of transitory pores within the adipocytes' membrane. The secondary cascades involved may include, but are not limited to, activation of cytosolic lipase and nitric oxide. Newly formed pores release intracellular lipids, which are further metabolized. Future studies need to fully outline the cellular and systemic effects of LLLT as well as determine optimal treatment protocols.

  10. Photodissociation dynamics of methoxybenzoic acid at 193 nm

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    Ho, Yu-Chieh; Dyakov, Yuri A.; Hsu, Wen-Hsin; Ni, Chi-Kung; Sun, Yi-Lun; Hu, Wei-Ping

    2012-11-01

    The theoretical prediction and experimental confirmation of the 1πσ* repulsive excited state along O-H bond of phenol have large impact on the interpretation of phenol and tyrosine photochemistry. In this work, we investigated the photodissociation dynamics of 2-, 3-, and 4-methoxybenzoic acid (MOBA) in a molecular beam at 193 nm using multimass ion imaging techniques. In addition, the ground state and the excited state potential energy surfaces of MOBA were investigated using ab initio calculations, and branching ratios were predicted by Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus theory. The results show that (1) the excited state potential of 1πσ* along O-CH3 bond remains similar to that of phenol and anisole, (2) CH3 elimination is the major channel for three MOBA isomers, and (3) photofragment translational energy distributions show bimodal distributions, representing the dissociation on the ground state and repulsive excited state, respectively. Comparison to the study of hydroxbenzoic acid [Y. L. Yang, Y. A. Dyakov, Y. T. Lee, C. K. Ni, Y. L. Sun, and W. P. Hu, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 034314 (2011), 10.1063/1.3526059] shows that only the intramolecular hydrogen bonding has significant effects on the excited state dynamics of phenol chromophores.

  11. Maslowian Scale.

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    Falk, C.; And Others

    The development of the Maslowian Scale, a method of revealing a picture of one's needs and concerns based on Abraham Maslow's levels of self-actualization, is described. This paper also explains how the scale is supported by the theories of L. Kohlberg, C. Rogers, and T. Rusk. After a literature search, a list of statements was generated…

  12. Broadband light generation at ~1300 nm through spectrally recoiled solitons and dispersive waves

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    Falk, Peter Andreas; Frosz, Michael Henoch; Bang, Ole

    2008-01-01

    We experimentally study the generation of broadband light at ~1300 nm from an 810 nm Ti:sapphire femtosecond pump laser. We use two photonic crystal fibers with a second infrared zero-dispersion wavelength (λZ2) and compare the efficiency of two schemes: in one fiber λZ2=1400 nm and the light...... at 1300 nm is composed of spectrally recoiled solitons; in the other fiber λZ2=1200 nm and the light at 1300 nm is composed of dispersive waves....

  13. Helicity scalings

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    Plunian, F [ISTerre, CNRS, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France); Lessinnes, T; Carati, D [Physique Statistique et Plasmas, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); Stepanov, R, E-mail: Franck.Plunian@ujf-grenoble.fr [Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Science, Perm (Russian Federation)

    2011-12-22

    Using a helical shell model of turbulence, Chen et al. (2003) showed that both helicity and energy dissipate at the Kolmogorov scale, independently from any helicity input. This is in contradiction with a previous paper by Ditlevsen and Giuliani (2001) in which, using a GOY shell model of turbulence, they found that helicity dissipates at a scale larger than the Kolmogorov scale, and does depend on the helicity input. In a recent paper by Lessinnes et al. (2011), we showed that this discrepancy is due to the fact that in the GOY shell model only one helical mode (+ or -) is present at each scale instead of both modes in the helical shell model. Then, using the GOY model, the near cancellation of the helicity flux between the + and - modes cannot occur at small scales, as it should be in true turbulence. We review the main results with a focus on the numerical procedure needed to obtain accurate statistics.

  14. Large-area patterning of sub-100 nm epitaxial L10 FePt dots array via nanoimprint lithography

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    Zheng Li

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Bit-patterned media, a promising candidate for next generation high density magnetic recording, requires sub-100 nm dots array on a wafer scale, a high degree of patterning control of the size distribution, and a material with high perpendicular anisotropy. In this work, large area (0.75 cm × 0.75 cm dots array was achieved by nanoimprint lithography and ion milling from L10 FePt thin films that are pre-sputtered at 450 °C with both high crystalline quality and good chemical order. The sub-100 nm dots are decoupled from each other and show both narrow size distributions and high coercivity values on the order of 11 kOe. Our work would cast light for the application of bit-patterned media.

  15. A 1030 nm single-frequency distributed Bragg reflector Yb-doped silica fiber laser

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    Sun, Bo; Jia, Jing; Huang, Jin; Zhang, Xueqiang; Bai, Jintao

    2017-10-01

    We demonstrate a single-frequency fiber distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser operating at 1030 nm by using a 1.1 cm long commercially available highly Yb-doped silica fiber. The DBR fiber laser has a threshold pump power of 5 mW, and the maximum output power is over 160 mW with a slope efficiency of 27% relative to the launched pump power. The linewidth of the laser at 1030 nm is 6 kHz. With the aid of only a 5 cm long amplifier stage, the output power is scaled up to 306 mW with a slope efficiency of 51.5%.

  16. Mechanochemically synthesized sub-5 nm sized CuS quantum dots with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity

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    Li, Shun; Ge, Zhen-Hua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhang, Bo-Ping, E-mail: bpzhang@ustb.edu.cn [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Yao, Yao [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Wang, Huan-Chun [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084 (China); Yang, Jing; Li, Yan; Gao, Chao [School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Lin, Yuan-Hua [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084 (China)

    2016-10-30

    Highlights: • CuS quantum dots (<5 nm) were synthesized by mechanochemical ball milling. • Defects was observed in the CuS quantum dots. • They show good visible light photocatalytic activity as Fenton-like reagents. - Abstract: We report a simple mechanochemical ball milling method for synthesizing monodisperse CuS quantum dots (QDs) with sizes as small as sub-5 nm. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and UV–vis spectroscopy. The CuS QDs exhibited excellent visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity and stability for degradation of Rodanmine B aqueous solution as Fenton-like reagents. Our study opens the opportunity to low-cost and facile synthesis of QDs in large scale for future industrial applications.

  17. Device parameter optimization for sub-20 nm node HK/MG-last bulk FinFETs

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    Miao, Xu; Huaxiang, Yin; Huilong, Zhu; Xiaolong, Ma; Weijia, Xu; Yongkui, Zhang; Zhiguo, Zhao; Jun, Luo; Hong, Yang; Chunlong, Li; Lingkuan, Meng; Peizhen, Hong; Jinjuan, Xiang; Jianfeng, Gao; Qiang, Xu; Wenjuan, Xiong; Dahai, Wang; Junfeng, Li; Chao, Zhao; Dapeng, Chen; Simon, Yang; Tianchun, Ye

    2015-04-01

    Sub-20 nm node bulk FinFET PMOS devices with an all-last high-k/metal gate (HK/MG) process are fabricated and the influence of a series of device parameters on the device scaling is investigated. The high and thin Fin structure with a tapered sidewall shows better performance than the normal Fin structure. The punch through stop layer (PTSL) and source drain extension (SDE) doping profiles are carefully optimized. The device without SDE annealing shows a larger drive current than that with SDE annealing due to better Si crystal regrowth in the amorphous Fin structure after source/drain implantation. The band-edged MG has a better short channel effect immunity, but the lower effective work function (EWF) MG shows a larger driveability. A tradeoff choice for different EWF MGs should be carefully designed for the device's scaling. Project supported by the National 02 IC Projects and the Opening Project of Key Laboratory of Microelectronics Devices & Integrated Technology, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  18. Using spectral characteristics to interpret auroral imaging in the 731.9 nm O+ line

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    H. Dahlgren

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous observations were made of dynamic aurora during substorm activity on 26 January 2006 with three high spatial and temporal resolution instruments: the ASK (Auroral Structure and Kinetics instrument, SIF (Spectrographic Imaging Facility and ESR (EISCAT Svalbard Radar, all located on Svalbard (78° N, 16.2° E. One of the narrow field of view ASK cameras is designed to detect O+ ion emission at 731.9 nm. From the spectrographic data we have been able to determine the amount of contaminating N2 and OH emission detected in the same filter. This is of great importance to further studies using the ASK instrument, when the O+ ion emission will be used to detect flows and afterglows in active aurora. The ratio of O+ to N2 emission is dependent on the energy spectra of electron precipitation, and was found to be related to changes in the morphology of the small-scale aurora. The ESR measured height profiles of electron densities, which allowed estimates to be made of the energy spectrum of the precipitation during the events studied with optical data from ASK and SIF. It was found that the higher energy precipitation corresponded to discrete and dynamic features, including curls, and low energy precipitation corresponded to auroral signatures that were dominated by rays. The evolution of these changes on time scales of seconds is of importance to theories of auroral acceleration mechanisms.

  19. Simulation of 50-nm Gate Graphene Nanoribbon Transistors

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    Cedric Nanmeni Bondja

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available An approach to simulate the steady-state and small-signal behavior of GNR MOSFETs (graphene nanoribbon metal-semiconductor-oxide field-effect transistor is presented. GNR material parameters and a method to account for the density of states of one-dimensional systems like GNRs are implemented in a commercial device simulator. This modified tool is used to calculate the current-voltage characteristics as well the cutoff frequency fT and the maximum frequency of oscillation fmax of GNR MOSFETs. Exemplarily, we consider 50-nm gate GNR MOSFETs with N = 7 armchair GNR channels and examine two transistor configurations. The first configuration is a simplified MOSFET structure with a single GNR channel as usually studied by other groups. Furthermore, and for the first time in the literature, we study in detail a transistor structure with multiple parallel GNR channels and interribbon gates. It is shown that the calculated fT of GNR MOSFETs is significantly lower than that of GFETs (FET with gapless large-area graphene channel with comparable gate length due to the mobility degradation in GNRs. On the other hand, GNR MOSFETs show much higher fmax compared to experimental GFETs due the semiconducting nature of the GNR channels and the resulting better saturation of the drain current. Finally, it is shown that the gate control in FETs with multiple parallel GNR channels is improved while the cutoff frequency is degraded compared to single-channel GNR MOSFETs due to parasitic capacitances of the interribbon gates.

  20. AC susceptibility of the Hg{sub 0.3}La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}(Cu{sub 0.95}Ag{sub 0.5}){sub 4}O{sub 10+δ} superconductor

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    Mostafa, M.F. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Cairo, Giza (Egypt); Hassen, A, E-mail: ash02@fayoum.edu.eg [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Fayoum, 63514 El Fayoum (Egypt)

    2016-09-15

    Highlights: • The superconductivity survives in Hg{sub 0.3}La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}(Cu{sub 1−x}Ag{sub x}){sub 4}O{sub 10+δ}, even at x = 0.50. • The irreversibility line (IL) exhibits thermal activated behaviour. • The flux pinning of Hg{sub 0.3}La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}(Cu{sub 0.95}Ag{sub 0.5}){sub 4}O{sub 10+δ} is discussed and compared with that of low Ag content (0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.30). • A crossover from a two- to a three-dimensional system is suggested at T/T{sub c} = 0.75 and a magnetic field, H{sub dc} = 0.04 T. Mitsuhita's formula is verified for the investigated compound. • Based on vortex glass phase transition theory, the effective pinning energy, u{sub eff}, was calculated. - Abstract: In this work, the temperature, magnetic field and frequency dependence of the ac susceptibility of Hg{sub 0.3}La{sub 0.7}Ba{sub 2}Ca{sub 3}(Cu{sub 0.95}Ag{sub 0.5}){sub 4}O{sub 10+δ} were studied. The superconductivity still survives even at this amount of Ag. The magnetic field dependence of the irreversibility line (IL) and the flux pinning of this compound are discussed and compared with those of low Ag content. The IL exhibits thermally activated behaviour. A collective creep of the vortex bundle also occurs for this level of doping. A crossover from a two- to a three-dimensional system is suggested at T/T{sub c} = 0.75 and a magnetic field, H{sub dc} = 0.04 T. Based on vortex glass phase transition theory, the effective pinning energy, u{sub eff}, was calculated. The change in the characteristic temperature of the studied compound and that of low Ag content samples are summarised. Comparisons with similar materials are discussed.

  1. Second (1178 nm) and third (1242 nm) Stokes Raman fiber lasers without intermediate Stokes cavities

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    Mejía, E. B.; Juárez-Hernández, M.; De la Cruz-May, L.

    2017-07-01

    We report and propose a simple Raman fiber laser scheme that generates two or three order Raman Stokes components by using a single strong (unidirectional) cavity formed by a high-reflecting fiber Bragg grating and air-glass interface (fiber output); the intermediate cavities are non-grating, weak and bi-directional cavities that serve as ‘virtual links’ or energy reservoirs. Once the strong cavity reaches operation, it practically consumes (converts) all the energy from pump and intermediate components into a single and clamped (unidirectional) signal. For example, the use of second-Stokes fiber Bragg grating together with glass-air output operated and harvested practically all the energy. Analogously, third Stokes emission was obtained by changing the grating and hence relying on first and second non-grating formed intermediate cavities. The system uses commercial silica fiber and minimizes the use of lossy and costly fiber Bragg gratings. This proposal broadens the possibilities for covering the entire 1000-2000 nm window for applications that use silica fibers.

  2. Framing scales and scaling frames

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    Lieshout, van M.; Dewulf, A.; Aarts, M.N.C.; Termeer, C.J.A.M.

    2009-01-01

    Policy problems are not just out there. Actors highlight different aspects of a situation as problematic and situate the problem on different scales. In this study we will analyse the way actors apply scales in their talk (or texts) to frame the complex decision-making process of the establishment

  3. Application of Solution-blown 20-50 nm Nanofibers in Filtration of Nanoparticles: The Efficient van der Waals Collectors

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    Sinha-Ray, Sumit; Sinha-Ray, Suman; Yarin, Alexander; Pourdeyhimi, Behnam

    2015-11-01

    Filtration efficiency of commercially available filter media with fiber/pore sizes on the scale of 10 μm can be dramatically increased by adding a layer of ultrafine supersonically-blown 20-50 nm nanofibers. Different commercial filters were modified with (i) electrospun nanofibers alone, (ii) solution-blown 20-50 nm alone, and (iii) the dual coating with electrospun nanofibers deposited first and the solution-blown 20-50 nm nanofibers deposited on top of them. Detailed observations of nanoparticle removal revealed that the above-mentioned modified filters, especially those with the dual nanofiber coating with the 20-50 nm nanofibers deposited on top, are the most effective in removing the below-200 nm Cu nanoparticles/clusters from aqueous suspensions, in particular at the lowest concentrations of 0.2-0.5 ppm. The theory developed in the present work dealing with convective transport of nanoparticles in the fluid flow along with diffusion of nanoparticles and the van der Waals attraction explains and describes how the smallest solution-blown nanofibers introduce a novel physical mechanism of nanoparticle interception (the attractive van der Waals forces) and become significantly more efficient collectors compared to the larger electrospun nanofibers. The theory also elucidates the morphology of the nanoparticle clusters being accumulated at the smallest nanofiber surfaces, including the clusters growing at the windward side, or in some cases also on the leeward side of a nanofiber. This work is supported by the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (NCRC), grant No. 12-144SB.

  4. Mode instability thresholds for Tm-doped fiber amplifiers pumped at 790 nm

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    Smith, Arlee V.; Smith, Jesse J.

    2015-01-01

    We use a detailed numerical model of stimulated thermal Rayleigh scattering to compute mode instability thresholds in Tm$^{3+}$-doped fiber amplifiers. The fiber amplifies 2040 nm light using a 790 nm pump. The cross-relaxation process is strong, permitting power efficiencies of 60%. The predicted instability thresholds are compared with those in similar Yb$^{3+}$-doped fiber amplifiers with 976 nm pump and 1060 nm signal, and are found to be higher, even though the heat load is much higher i...

  5. Comparing the effectiveness of 585-nm vs. 595-nm wavelength pulsed dye laser treatment of port wine stains in conjunction with cryogen spray cooling

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    Chang, Cheng-Jen; Kelly, Kristen M.; van Gemert, Martin J. C.; Nelson, J. Stuart

    2002-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of cryogen spray cooled laser treatment (CSC-LT) at wavelengths of 585 nm vs. 595 nm for port wine stain (PWS) birthmarks in a large series of patients. Study Design/Materials and Methods: A retrospective

  6. Treatment of macular seborrheic keratoses using a novel 1927-nm fractional thulium fiber laser.

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    Polder, Kristel D; Mithani, Anum; Harrison, April; Bruce, Suzanne

    2012-07-01

    Macular seborrheic keratoses (SK) are common, benign growths. A novel fractionated 1927-nm thulium fiber laser was selected to investigate efficacy and safety in the clearance of macular SK in nonfacial areas at a private dermatologic laser center. Six subjects (average age 56.8 ± 9.5) with at least four 3-mm or larger macular SK on one extremity, neck, or chest were enrolled and provided informed consent. Subjects received three treatments at 3- to 4-week intervals. Subjects were treated at settings of 10 to 20 mJ with 30% to 55% surface area coverage and four to eight passes at each session. Investigators performed a global extremity SK count, an SK count within a 5- by 5-cm (25 cm(2)) square on transparency mapping, and lesion thickness grading. Side effects were assessed. Patients rated pain using a visual analog scale. At baseline, average global SK count was 43.2 ± 27.3. At 1-month follow-up, 20.7 ± 16.6 lesions remained. At 3- and 6-month follow-up, 17.7 ± 23.8 and 14.7 ± 18.6 lesions remained, respectively. A decrease in thickness and SK counts within the 5- by 5-cm square was also observed. Moderate erythema and mild edema were post-treatment responses. Nonablative fractional resurfacing using the 1927-nm thulium fiber laser is a safe and effective treatment modality to decrease nonfacial macular SK. © 2012 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Sub-50 nm metrology on extreme ultra violet chemically amplified resist--A systematic assessment.

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    Maas, D J; Fliervoet, T; Herfst, R; van Veldhoven, E; Meessen, J; Vaenkatesan, V; Sadeghian, H

    2015-10-01

    With lithographic patterning dimensions decreasing well below 50 nm, it is of high importance to understand metrology at such small scales. This paper presents results obtained from dense arrays of contact holes (CHs) with various Critical Dimension (CD) between 15 and 50 nm, as patterned in a chemically amplified resist using an ASML EUV scanner and measured at ASML and TNO. To determine the differences between various (local) CD metrology techniques, we conducted an experiment using optical scatterometry, CD-Scanning Electron Microscopy (CD-SEM), Helium ion Microscopy (HIM), and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). CD-SEM requires advanced beam scan strategies to mitigate sample charging; the other tools did not need that. We discuss the observed main similarities and differences between the various techniques. To this end, we assessed the spatial frequency content in the raw images for SEM, HIM, and AFM. HIM and AFM resolve the highest spatial frequencies, which are attributed to the more localized probe-sample interaction for these techniques. Furthermore, the SEM, HIM, and AFM waveforms are analyzed in detail. All techniques show good mutual correlation, albeit the reported CD values systematically differ significantly. HIM systematically reports a 25% higher CD uniformity number than CD-SEM for the same arrays of CHs, probably because HIM has a higher resolution than the CD-SEM used in this assessment. A significant speed boost for HIM and AFM is required before these techniques are to serve the demanding industrial metrology applications like optical critical dimension and CD-SEM do nowadays.

  8. 16.7 W 885 nm diode-side-pumped actively Q-switched Nd:YAG/YVO4 intracavity Raman laser at 1176 nm

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    Jiang, Pengbo; Zhang, Guizhong; Liu, Jian; Ding, Xin; Sheng, Quan; Yu, Xuanyi; Sun, Bing; Shi, Rui; Wu, Liang; Wang, Rui; Yao, Jianquan

    2017-11-01

    We proposed and experimentally demonstrated the generation of high-power 1176 nm Stokes wave by frequency shifting of a 885 nm diode-side-pumped Nd:YAG laser using a YVO4 crystal in a Z-shaped cavity configuration. Employing the 885 nm diode-side-pumped scheme and the Z-shaped cavity, for the first time to our knowledge, we realized the thermal management effectively, achieving excellent 1176 nm Stokes wave consequently. With an incident pump power of ~190.0 W, a maximum average output power of 16.7 W was obtained at the pulse repetition frequency of 10 kHz. The pulse duration and spectrum linewidth of the Stokes wave at the maximum output power were 20.3 ns and ~0.08 nm, respectively.

  9. Performance comparison of 850-nm and 1550-nm VCSELs exploiting OOK, OFDM, and 4-PAM over SMF/MMF links for low-cost optical interconnects

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    Karinou, Fotini; Deng, Lei; Rodes Lopez, Roberto

    2013-01-01

    We experimentally compare the performance of two commercially available vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes (VCSELs), a multi-mode 850-nm and a single-mode 1550-nm, exploiting on–off keying/direct detection (OOK/DD), and orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) quadrature phase...... modulation (4-PAM), for the 1550-nm transmitter over SMF and MMF links and we compare it to the data-rate equivalent NRZ-OOK. The extensive performance comparison under various transmission scenarios shows the superiority of 1550-nm single-mode VCSEL compared to its multi-mode 850-nm counterpart. Moreover......, OFDM/DD and 4-PAM in conjunction with low-cost, inexpensive VCSELs as transmitters prove to be an enabling technology for next-generation WDM, point-to-point, short-reach, SMF/MMF optical interconnects and potential candidates to substitute NRZ-OOK. Nevertheless, the sensitivity requirements are higher...

  10. 3D-AFM enhancement for CD metrology dedicated to lithography sub-28-nm node requirements

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    Foucher, J.; Rana, N.; Dezauzier, C.

    2010-03-01

    With the continuous shrinkage of feature dimensions on IC in the semiconductor industry, the measurement uncertainty is becoming one of the major components that have to be controlled in order to guarantee sufficient production yield. Already at the R&D level, we have to cope up with the accurate measurements of sub-40nm dense trenches and contact holes coming from 193 immersion lithography or E-Beam lithography. By using top-down CD-SEM it is currently impossible to extract profile information. Moreover, electron proximity effect leads to non-negligible CD bias in the final measurements. To enable measurement of challenging dimensions with better measurement and reduced measurement uncertainty we have explored and fine tuned an alternative 3D-AFM mode (so-called DT mode) for CD measurements purpose. Theoretically, this mode is supposed to be dedicated only for height measurement but for certain applications it could be extended to reach the nanometer scale accuracy of CD-measurements employing certain optimized scan parameters. In this paper, we will present and discuss results obtained related to the use of this particular mode for CD measurement purpose versus conventional 3D-AFM CD Mode that shows important limitations for aggressive trenches dimensions measurements. We will also present some results related to the use of advanced 3D-AFM tips (typically of 28nm diameter) that have been used with the enhanced DT mode parameters. Example of applications will be shown with typical sub-45nm trenches measurements dedicated to advanced lithography process development that will demonstrate that we have succeed to push ahead the limit of the 3D-AFM technology in measuring the tight dimensions that would allow to continue its use for current and upcoming technology nodes. Finally, we introduce the concept of hybrid metrology in order to smartly use the benefit of reference metrology (i.e 3D-AFM) through the optimization of CD-SEM algorithm that could be used for example

  11. Silver nanoparticles of 70 nm and 20 nm affect differently the biology of human neutrophils.

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    Poirier, Michelle; Simard, Jean-Christophe; Girard, Denis

    2016-05-01

    The influence of size of nanoparticles (NP), especially in regard to pulmonary toxicity, has been widely investigated. In general, NP with smaller diameters are more pro-inflammatory in vivo, at least in terms of neutrophil influx. Nevertheless, the influence of size of NP on polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) cell biology is poorly documented. In the study here, it was decided to determine if AgNP with a diameter of 70 nm (AgNP70) will alter the biology of human PMN similarly to AgNP20 previously reported to induce apoptosis and inhibit de novo protein synthesis. The results here indicated that, in contrast to AgNP20, AgNP70 delayed PMN apoptosis. However, both AgNP20 and AgNP70 inhibited de novo protein synthesis. Both forms of AgNP did not significantly increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but AgNP20 significantly increased the cell production of the CXCL8 chemokine (IL-8). In addition, AgNP20, but not AgNP70, induced the release of albumin and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9/gelatinase B) into culture supernatants. Consistent with this latter observation, gelatinase activity was increased by AgNP20, as assessed by zymography. From these outcomes, it is concluded that two NP with different initial diameters can possess similar - as well as distinct - biological properties in modulating human PMN functions. These outcomes are testimony to the complexity of the modes of action of NP at the cellular level.

  12. Fractional Erbium laser in the treatment of photoaging: randomized comparative, clinical and histopathological study of ablative (2940nm) vs. non-ablative (1540nm) methods after 3 months*

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    Borges, Juliano; Cuzzi, Tullia; Mandarim-de-Lacerda, Carlos Alberto; Manela-Azulay, Mônica

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Fractional non-ablative lasers keep the epidermis intact, while fractional ablative lasers remove it, making them theoretically more effective. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical and histological alterations induced by fractional photothermolysis for treating photoaging, comparing the possible equivalence of multiple sessions of 1540nm Erbium, to one session of 2940nm Erbium. METHODS Eighteen patients (mean age 55.9) completed the treatment with three sessions of 1540nm fractional Erbium laser on one side of the face (50 mJ/mB, 15ms, 2 passes), and one session of 2940nm on the other side (5mJ/mB, 0.25ms, 2 passes). Biopsies were performed before and 3 months after treatment. Clinical, histological and morphometric evaluations were carried out. RESULTS All patients presented clinical improvement with no statistically significant difference (p> 0.05) between the treated sides. Histopathology revealed a new organization of collagen and elastic fibers, accompanied by edema, which was more evident with the 2940nm laser. This finding was confirmed by morphometry, which showed a decrease in collagen density for both treatments, with a statistical significance for the 2940nm laser (p > 0.001). CONCLUSIONS Three 1540nm sessions were clinically equivalent to one 2940nm session. The edema probably contributed to the positive results after three months, togheter with the new collagen and elastic fibers organization. The greater edema after the 2940nm session indicates that dermal remodeling takes longer than with 1540nm. It is possible that this histological superiority relates to a more prolonged effect, but a cohort longer than three months is needed to confirm that supposition. PMID:24770501

  13. A 300-nm compact mm-wave linac FEL design

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    Nassiri, A.; Kustom, R.L.; Kang, Y.W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Microfabrication technology offers an alternative method for fabricating precision, miniature-size components suitable for use in accelerator physics and commercial applications. The original R&D work at Argonne, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago, has produced encouraging results in the area of rf accelerating structure design, optical and x-ray masks production, deep x-ray lithography (LIGA exposures), and precision structural alignments. In this paper we will present a design study for a compact single pass mm-linac FEL to produce short wavelength radiation. This system will consists of a photocathode rf gun operated at 30 GHz, a 50-MeV superconducting constant gradient structure operated at 60 GHz, and a microundulator with 1-mm period. Initial experimental results on a scale model rf gun and microundulator will be presented.

  14. The dynamics of femtosecond pulsed laser removal of 20 nm Ni films from an interface

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    Schrider, Keegan J.; Torralva, Ben; Yalisove, Steven M.

    2015-09-01

    The dynamics of femtosecond laser removal of 20 nm Ni films on glass substrates was studied using time-resolved pump-probe microscopy. 20 nm thin films exhibit removal at two distinct threshold fluences, removal of the top 7 nm of Ni above 0.14 J/cm2, and removal of the entire 20 nm film above 0.36 J/cm2. Previous work shows the top 7 nm is removed through liquid spallation, after irradiation the Ni melts and rapidly expands leading to tensile stress and cavitation within the Ni film. This work shows that above 0.36 J/cm2 the 20 nm film is removed in two distinct layers, 7 nm and 13 nm thick. The top 7 nm layer reaches a speed 500% faster than the bottom 13 nm layer at the same absorbed fluence, 500-2000 m/s and 300-700 m/s in the fluence ranges studied. Significantly different velocities for the top 7 nm layer and bottom 13 nm layer indicate removal from an interface occurs by a different physical mechanism. The method of measuring film displacement from the development of Newton's rings was refined so it could be shown that the 13 nm layer separates from the substrate within 70 ps and accelerates to its final velocity within several hundred picoseconds. We propose that removal of the bottom 13 nm is consistent with heterogeneous nucleation and growth of vapor at the Ni-glass interface, but that the rapid separation and acceleration of the 13 nm layer from the Ni-glass interface requires consideration of exotic phases of Ni after excitation.

  15. Synchronously pumped continuous-wave mode-locked yellow Raman laser at 559 nm.

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    Granados, Eduardo; Pask, Helen M; Spence, David J

    2009-01-19

    We demonstrate the operation of a continuous-wave (CW) picosecond yellow laser operating at 559 nm. A solid-state Raman laser using a KGW crystal was synchronously pumped by an 80 MHz laser operating at 532 nm. The output pulses were compressed from 10 ps at 532 nm down to 3.2 ps at 559 nm, strongly depending on the cavity length detuning. Slope efficiencies up to 42% were observed when the system was optimized for maximum output power. This technique can be extended to a range of visible wavelengths between 550-600 nm by using different Raman materials, and by cascaded conversion.

  16. Scaling down

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    Ronald L Breiger

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available While “scaling up” is a lively topic in network science and Big Data analysis today, my purpose in this essay is to articulate an alternative problem, that of “scaling down,” which I believe will also require increased attention in coming years. “Scaling down” is the problem of how macro-level features of Big Data affect, shape, and evoke lower-level features and processes. I identify four aspects of this problem: the extent to which findings from studies of Facebook and other Big-Data platforms apply to human behavior at the scale of church suppers and department politics where we spend much of our lives; the extent to which the mathematics of scaling might be consistent with behavioral principles, moving beyond a “universal” theory of networks to the study of variation within and between networks; and how a large social field, including its history and culture, shapes the typical representations, interactions, and strategies at local levels in a text or social network.

  17. Laser Application in Dentistry: Irradiation Effects of Nd:YAG 1064 nm and Diode 810 nm and 980 nm in Infected Root Canals—A Literature Overview

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    Yves Saydjari

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. In endodontics, Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm and diode laser (810 nm and 980 nm devices are used to remove bacteria in infected teeth. A literature review was elaborated to compare and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using these lasers. Methods. Using combined search terms, eligible articles were retrieved from PubMed and printed journals. The initial search yielded 40 titles and 27 articles were assigned to full-text analysis. The studies were classified based upon laser source, laser energy level, duration/similarity of application, and initial and final bacterial count at a minimum of 20 prepared root canals. Part of the analysis was only reduced microorganisms and mechanically treated root canals upon preparation size of ISO 30. All studies were compared to evaluate the most favorable laser device for best results in endodontic therapy. Results. A total of 22 eligible studies were found regarding Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm. Four studies fulfilled all demanded criteria. Seven studies referring to the diode laser 980 nm were examined, although only one fulfilled all criteria. Eleven studies were found regarding the diode laser 810 nm, although only one study fulfilled all necessary criteria. Conclusions. Laser therapy is effective in endodontics, although a comparison of efficiency between the laser devices is not possible at present due to different study designs, materials, and equipment.

  18. Laser Application in Dentistry: Irradiation Effects of Nd:YAG 1064 nm and Diode 810 nm and 980 nm in Infected Root Canals-A Literature Overview.

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    Saydjari, Yves; Kuypers, Thorsten; Gutknecht, Norbert

    2016-01-01

    Objective. In endodontics, Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) and diode laser (810 nm and 980 nm) devices are used to remove bacteria in infected teeth. A literature review was elaborated to compare and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using these lasers. Methods. Using combined search terms, eligible articles were retrieved from PubMed and printed journals. The initial search yielded 40 titles and 27 articles were assigned to full-text analysis. The studies were classified based upon laser source, laser energy level, duration/similarity of application, and initial and final bacterial count at a minimum of 20 prepared root canals. Part of the analysis was only reduced microorganisms and mechanically treated root canals upon preparation size of ISO 30. All studies were compared to evaluate the most favorable laser device for best results in endodontic therapy. Results. A total of 22 eligible studies were found regarding Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm. Four studies fulfilled all demanded criteria. Seven studies referring to the diode laser 980 nm were examined, although only one fulfilled all criteria. Eleven studies were found regarding the diode laser 810 nm, although only one study fulfilled all necessary criteria. Conclusions. Laser therapy is effective in endodontics, although a comparison of efficiency between the laser devices is not possible at present due to different study designs, materials, and equipment.

  19. Laser Application in Dentistry: Irradiation Effects of Nd:YAG 1064 nm and Diode 810 nm and 980 nm in Infected Root Canals—A Literature Overview

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    Kuypers, Thorsten; Gutknecht, Norbert

    2016-01-01

    Objective. In endodontics, Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) and diode laser (810 nm and 980 nm) devices are used to remove bacteria in infected teeth. A literature review was elaborated to compare and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using these lasers. Methods. Using combined search terms, eligible articles were retrieved from PubMed and printed journals. The initial search yielded 40 titles and 27 articles were assigned to full-text analysis. The studies were classified based upon laser source, laser energy level, duration/similarity of application, and initial and final bacterial count at a minimum of 20 prepared root canals. Part of the analysis was only reduced microorganisms and mechanically treated root canals upon preparation size of ISO 30. All studies were compared to evaluate the most favorable laser device for best results in endodontic therapy. Results. A total of 22 eligible studies were found regarding Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm. Four studies fulfilled all demanded criteria. Seven studies referring to the diode laser 980 nm were examined, although only one fulfilled all criteria. Eleven studies were found regarding the diode laser 810 nm, although only one study fulfilled all necessary criteria. Conclusions. Laser therapy is effective in endodontics, although a comparison of efficiency between the laser devices is not possible at present due to different study designs, materials, and equipment. PMID:27462611

  20. Efficient 1 kHz femtosecond optical parametric amplification in BiB(3)O(6) pumped at 800 nm.

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    Ghotbi, Masood; Ebrahim-Zadeh, Majid; Petrov, Valentin; Tzankov, Pancho; Noack, Frank

    2006-10-30

    We demonstrate efficient operation of a tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifier based on BiB(3)O(6) pumped at 800 nm by a 1 kHz Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier. The idler wavelength coverage extends to beyond 3 mum and the pulse duration at this wavelength is of the order of 110 fs. This new nonlinear borate crystal offers exceptionally high nonlinearity, making it a very promising candidate for power scaling of such frequency converters in the near-IR.

  1. Mechanochemically synthesized sub-5 nm sized CuS quantum dots with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity

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    Li, Shun; Ge, Zhen-Hua; Zhang, Bo-Ping; Yao, Yao; Wang, Huan-Chun; Yang, Jing; Li, Yan; Gao, Chao; Lin, Yuan-Hua

    2016-10-01

    We report a simple mechanochemical ball milling method for synthesizing monodisperse CuS quantum dots (QDs) with sizes as small as sub-5 nm. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and UV-vis spectroscopy. The CuS QDs exhibited excellent visible-light-driven photocatalytic activity and stability for degradation of Rodanmine B aqueous solution as Fenton-like reagents. Our study opens the opportunity to low-cost and facile synthesis of QDs in large scale for future industrial applications.

  2. Blockade of extracellular NM23 or its endothelial target slows breast cancer growth and metastasis.

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    Yokdang, Nucharee; Nordmeier, Senny; Speirs, Katie; Burkin, Heather R; Buxton, Iain L O

    Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase (NDPK), described as NM23 a metastasis suppressor, is found in the culture medium of cancer cells lines suggesting that the kinase may have an extracellular role. We propose that extracellular NM23 released from breast cancers in vivo stimulates tumor cell migration, proliferation and endothelial cell angiogenesis in support of metastasis development. NM23 in the bloodstream of immunocompromised mice carrying human triple-negative breast cancers or in breast cancer patients was measured by ELISA. Primary and metastatic tumor development, the impact of blockade of NM23 and/or its stimulation of nucleotide receptors were measured using in vivo imaging. NM23 expression data in the Curtis breast dataset was examined to test our hypothesis that NM23 may play a mechanistic role in breast cancer development. SCID mice carrying metastatic MDA-MB-231Luc+ triple-negative human breast tumor cells elaborate NM23 into the circulation correlated with primary tumor growth. Treatment of mice with the NM23 inhibitor ellagic acid (EA) or the purinergic receptor antagonist MRS2179 slowed primary tumor growth. At 16 weeks following implantation, lung metastases were reduced in mice treated with EA, MRS2179 or the combination. Expression of NM23 in the Curtis breast dataset confirmed a likely role for NM23 in tumor metastasis. Extracellular NM23 may constitute both a biomarker and a therapeutic target in the management of breast cancer.

  3. Realization and characterization of single-frequency tunable 637.2 nm high-power laser

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    Wang, Jieying; He, Jun; Wang, Junmin

    2016-01-01

    We report the generation of narrow-linewidth 637.2 nm laser by single-pass sum-frequency generation (SFG) of two infrared lasers at 1560.5 nm and 1076.9 nm in PPMgO:LN crystal. Over 8.75 W of single-frequency continuously tunable 637.2 nm laser is realized, and corresponding conversion efficiency is 38%. We study the behavior of crystals with different poling periods. The detailed experiments show that the output red lasers have very good power stability and beam quality. This high-performance 637.2 nm laser is significant for the realization of high power ultra-violet (UV) 318.6 nm laser via cavity-enhanced frequency doubling. Narrow-linewidth 318.6 nm laser is important for Rydberg excitation of cesium atoms via single-photon transition.

  4. Scaling Rules!

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    Malkinson, Dan; Wittenberg, Lea

    2015-04-01

    Scaling is a fundamental issue in any spatially or temporally hierarchical system. Defining domains and identifying the boundaries of the hierarchical levels may be a challenging task. Hierarchical systems may be broadly classified to two categories: compartmental and continuous ones. Examples of compartmental systems include: governments, companies, computerized networks, biological taxonomy and others. In such systems the compartments, and hence the various levels and their constituents are easily delineated. In contrast, in continuous systems, such as geomorphological, ecological or climatological ones, detecting the boundaries of the various levels may be difficult. We propose that in continuous hierarchical systems a transition from one functional scale to another is associated with increased system variance. Crossing from a domain of one scale to the domain of another is associated with a transition or substitution of the dominant drivers operating in the system. Accordingly we suggest that crossing this boundary is characterized by increased variance, or a "variance leap", which stabilizes, until crossing to the next domain or hierarchy level. To assess this we compiled sediment yield data from studies conducted at various spatial scales and from different environments. The studies were partitioned to ones conducted in undisturbed environments, and those conducted in disturbed environments, specifically by wildfires. The studies were conducted in plots as small as 1 m2, and watersheds larger than 555000 ha. Regressing sediment yield against plot size, and incrementally calculating the variance in the systems, enabled us to detect domains where variance values were exceedingly high. We propose that at these domains scale-crossing occurs, and the systems transition from one hierarchical level to another. Moreover, the degree of the "variance leaps" characterizes the degree of connectivity among the scales.

  5. Successful treatment of facial telangiectasias using a micropulse 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser.

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    Rose, Amy E; Goldberg, David J

    2013-07-01

    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a microsecond 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser for the treatment of facial telangiectasias. Subjects ages 35-70 with Fitzpatrick skin types I to III and facial telangiectasias underwent two treatments with a micropulse (0.65 ms) 1,064-nm Nd:YAG laser. Treatments were spaced 30 days apart, with a final evaluation 60 days after the second treatment. Evaluation included digital photography and an assessment of the degree of improvement on a scale from 1 to 5 by the subject and a nontreating investigator. Twenty subjects (18 women, two men) with Fitzpatrick skin type II and III completed the study. The nontreating investigator rated the objective clinical response as total clearance (100% clear) in 10% (n = 2) of subjects, significant clearance (≥50% clear) in 75% (n = 15), and some clearance (0-49% clear) in 15% (n = 3). None of the subjects was rated as having no clearance or worsening. In terms of subjective clearance reported by subjects, 80% (n = 16) reported significant clearance, with the remainder reporting some clearance. No adverse events were reported. The micropulse 1,064-nm Nd:YAG successfully treated facial telangiectasias with a high degree of patient satisfaction, minimal discomfort, and no adverse events. © 2013 by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Inc. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. VLSI System Implementation of 200 MHz, 8-bit, 90nm CMOS Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU Processor Controller

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    Fazal NOORBASHA

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available In this present study includes the Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI system implementation of 200MHz, 8-bit, 90nm Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS Arithmetic and Logic Unit (ALU processor control with logic gate design style and 0.12µm six metal 90nm CMOS fabrication technology. The system blocks and the behaviour are defined and the logical design is implemented in gate level in the design phase. Then, the logic circuits are simulated and the subunits are converted in to 90nm CMOS layout. Finally, in order to construct the VLSI system these units are placed in the floor plan and simulated with analog and digital, logic and switch level simulators. The results of the simulations indicates that the VLSI system can control different instructions which can divided into sub groups: transfer instructions, arithmetic and logic instructions, rotate and shift instructions, branch instructions, input/output instructions, control instructions. The data bus of the system is 16-bit. It runs at 200MHz, and operating power is 1.2V. In this paper, the parametric analysis of the system, the design steps and obtained results are explained.

  7. Comparison of four lasers (λ = 650, 808, 980, and 1075 nm) for noninvasive creation of deep subsurface lesions in tissue

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    Chang, Chun-Hung; Wilson, Christopher R.; Fried, Nathaniel M.

    2015-07-01

    Lasers have been used in combination with applied cooling methods to preserve superficial skin layers (100's μm's) during cosmetic surgery. Preservation of a thicker tissue surface layer (millimeters) may also allow development of other noninvasive laser procedures. We are exploring noninvasive therapeutic laser applications in urology (e.g. laser vasectomy and laser treatment of female stress urinary incontinence), which require surface tissue preservation on the millimeter scale. In this preliminary study, four lasers were compared for noninvasive creation of deep subsurface thermal lesions. Laser energy from three diode lasers (650, 808, and 980 nm) and a Ytterbium fiber laser (1075 nm) was delivered through a custom built, side-firing, laser probe with integrated cooling. An alcohol-based solution at -5 °C was circulated through a flow cell, cooling a sapphire window, which in turn cooled the tissue surface. The probe was placed in contact with porcine liver tissue, ex vivo, kept hydrated in saline and maintained at ~ 35 °C. Incident laser power was 4.2 W, spot diameter was 5.3 mm, and treatment time was 60 s. The optimal laser wavelength tested for creation of deep subsurface thermal lesions during contact cooling of tissues was 1075 nm, which preserved a surface layer of ~ 2 mm. The Ytterbium fiber laser provides a compact, low maintenance, and high power alternative laser source to the Neodymium:YAG laser for noninvasive thermal therapy.

  8. Modeling and Measurements of Atmospheric Methane at Four Corners, NM

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    Costigan, K. R.; Lindenmaier, R.; Dubey, M. K.

    2014-12-01

    Methane (CH4) fugitive emissions from fossil energy mining remain highly uncertain and scrutinized with the rapid expansion in domestic production by hydraulic fracturing. Top down observational studies of reported bottom up inventories are limited, but the latter may be biased low. We focus on the Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States, a region with extensive coal bed methane production, to verify its current emissions. At our site we measured methane over a range of scales using ground-based, in-situ instruments and a Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS), which is part of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON). Measurements of CH4 produced much higher concentrations of methane in this rural area than previously expected. The diurnal variation and wind direction dependence in the CH4 concentrations suggest a source location tied to topographically induced winds and consistent with oil and gas production. This paper presents the results of WRF-Chem simulations that are performed to simulate methane concentrations in this region. Emissions from the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) indicate large CH4 emissions, associated with the gas production and distribution sector, in one 0.1 x 0.1 degree grid cell within the region and these emissions are employed in the simulations. A series of six simulations are run at two-month intervals during 2012. Each simulates a six-day time series to demonstrate the diurnal and seasonal characteristics of the methane concentrations that would be expected at the FTS location, from the sources reported in the EDGAR data set. The results of these simulations will be presented, along with the implications for interpretation of the FTS measurements. We will also interpret our FTS measurements of ethane (C2H6), which is emitted only from fossil fuel mining, to attribute leaks.

  9. Temporal-spatial structure of magnetic merging at the magnetopause inferred from 557.7-nm all-sky images

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    N. C. Maynard

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available We demonstrate that high-resolution 557.7-nm all-sky images are useful tools for investigating the spatial and temporal evolution of merging on the dayside magnetopause. Analysis of ground and satellite measurements leads us to conclude that high-latitude merging events can occur at multiple sites simultaneously and vary asynchronously on time scales of 30s to 3min. Variations of 557.7nm emissions were observed at a 10s cadence at Ny-Ålesund on 19 December 2001, while significant changes in the IMF clock angle were reaching the magnetopause. The optical patterns are consistent with a scenario in which merging occurs around the rim of the high-latitude cusp at positions dictated by the IMF clock angle. Electrons energized at merging sites represent plausible sources for 557.7nm emissions in the cusp. Polar observations at the magnetopause have directly linked enhanced fluxes of ≥0.5keV electrons with merging. Spectra of electrons responsible for some of the emissions, measured during a DMSP F15 overflight, exhibit "inverted-V" features, indicating further acceleration above the ionosphere. SuperDARN spectral width boundaries, characteristic of open-closed field line transitions, are located at the equatorward edge of the 557.7nm emissions. Optical data suggest that with IMF BY>0, the Northern Hemisphere cusp divides into three source regions. When the IMF clock angle was ~150° structured 557.7-nm emissions came from east of the 13:00 MLT meridian. At larger clock angles the emissions appeared between 12:00 and 13:00 MLT. No significant 557.7-nm emissions were detected in the prenoon MLT sector. MHD simulations corroborate our scenario, showing that with the observed large dipole-tilt and IMF clock angles, merging sites develop near the front and eastern portions of the high-altitude cusp rim in the Northern Hemisphere and near the western part of the cusp rim in the Southern Hemisphere.

  10. Toward the 5nm technology: layout optimization and performance benchmark for logic/SRAMs using lateral and vertical GAA FETs

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    Huynh-Bao, Trong; Ryckaert, Julien; Sakhare, Sushil; Mercha, Abdelkarim; Verkest, Diederik; Thean, Aaron; Wambacq, Piet

    2016-03-01

    In this paper, we present a layout and performance analysis of logic and SRAM circuits for vertical and lateral GAA FETs using 5nm (iN5) design rules. Extreme ultra-violet lithography (EUVL) processes are exploited to print the critical features: 32 nm gate pitch and 24 nm metal pitch. Layout architectures and patterning compromises for enabling the 5nm node will be discussed in details. A distinct standard-cell template for vertical FETs is proposed and elaborated for the first time. To assess electrical performances, a BSIM-CMG model has been developed and calibrated with TCAD simulations, which accounts for the quasi-ballistic transport in the nanowire channel. The results show that the inbound power rail layout construct for vertical devices could achieve the highest density while the interleaving diffusion template can maximize the port accessibility. By using a representative critical path circuit of a generic low power SoCs, it is shown that the VFET-based circuit is 40% more energy efficient than LFET designs at iso-performance. Regarding SRAMs, benefits given by vertical channel orientation in VFETs has reduced the SRAM area by 20%~30% compared to lateral SRAMs. A double exposures with EUV canner is needed to reach a minimum tip-to-tip (T2T) of 16 nm for middle-of-line (MOL) layers. To enable HD SRAMs with two metal layers, a fully self-aligned gate contact for LFETs and 2D routing of the top electrode for VFETs are required. The standby leakage of vertical SRAMs is 4~6X lower than LFET-based SRAMs at iso-performance and iso-area. The minimum operating voltage (Vmin) of vertical SRAMs is 170 mV lower than lateral SRAMs. A high-density SRAM bitcell of 0.014 um2 can be obtained for the iN5 technology node, which fully follows the SRAM scaling trend for the 45nm nodes and beyond.

  11. The SEMATECH Berkeley MET: extending EUV learning to 16-nm half pitch

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    Anderson, Christopher N.; Baclea-an, Lorie Mae; Denham, Paul E.; George, Simi; Goldberg, Kenneth A.; Jones, Michael; Smith, Nathan; Wallow, Thomas; Montgomery, Warren; Naulleau, Patrick P.

    2011-03-18

    Several high-performing resists identified in the past two years have been exposed at the 0.3-numerical-aperture (NA) SEMATECH Berkeley Microfield Exposure Tool (BMET) with an engineered dipole illumination optimized for 18-nm half pitch. Five chemically amplified platforms were found to support 20-nm dense patterning at a film thickness of approximately 45 nm. At 19-nm half pitch, however, scattered bridging kept all of these resists from cleanly resolving larger areas of dense features. At 18-nm half pitch, none of the resists were are able to cleanly resolve a single line within a bulk pattern. With this same illumination a directly imageable metal oxide hardmask showed excellent performance from 22-nm half pitch to 17-nm half pitch, and good performance at 16-nm half pitch, closely following the predicted aerial image contrast. This indicates that observed limitations of the chemically amplified resists are indeed coming from the resist and not from a shortcoming of the exposure tool. The imageable hardmask was also exposed using a Pseudo Phase-Shift-Mask technique and achieved clean printing of 15-nm half pitch lines and modulation all the way down to the theoretical 12.5-nm resolution limit of the 0.3-NA SEMATECH BMET.

  12. Use of a dynamic simulation model to understand nitrogen cycling in the middle Rio Grande, NM.

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    Meixner, Tom (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Oelsner, Gretchen (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Brooks, Paul (University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ); Roach, Jesse D.

    2008-08-01

    Water quality often limits the potential uses of scarce water resources in semiarid and arid regions. To best manage water quality one must understand the sources and sinks of both solutes and water to the river system. Nutrient concentration patterns can identify source and sink locations, but cannot always determine biotic processes that affect nutrient concentrations. Modeling tools can provide insight into these large-scale processes. To address questions about large-scale nitrogen removal in the Middle Rio Grande, NM, we created a system dynamics nitrate model using an existing integrated surface water--groundwater model of the region to evaluate our conceptual models of uptake and denitrification as potential nitrate removal mechanisms. We modeled denitrification in groundwater as a first-order process dependent only on concentration and used a 5% denitrification rate. Uptake was assumed to be proportional to transpiration and was modeled as a percentage of the evapotranspiration calculated within the model multiplied by the nitrate concentration in the water being transpired. We modeled riparian uptake as 90% and agricultural uptake as 50% of the respective evapotranspiration rates. Using these removal rates, our model results suggest that riparian uptake, agricultural uptake and denitrification in groundwater are all needed to produce the observed nitrate concentrations in the groundwater, conveyance channels, and river as well as the seasonal concentration patterns. The model results indicate that a total of 497 metric tons of nitrate-N are removed from the Middle Rio Grande annually. Where river nitrate concentrations are low and there are no large nitrate sources, nitrate behaves nearly conservatively and riparian and agricultural uptake are the most important removal mechanisms. Downstream of a large wastewater nitrate source, denitrification and agricultural uptake were responsible for approximately 90% of the nitrogen removal.

  13. A 4-fJ/Spike Artificial Neuron in 65 nm CMOS Technology.

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    Sourikopoulos, Ilias; Hedayat, Sara; Loyez, Christophe; Danneville, François; Hoel, Virginie; Mercier, Eric; Cappy, Alain

    2017-01-01

    As Moore's law reaches its end, traditional computing technology based on the Von Neumann architecture is facing fundamental limits. Among them is poor energy efficiency. This situation motivates the investigation of different processing information paradigms, such as the use of spiking neural networks (SNNs), which also introduce cognitive characteristics. As applications at very high scale are addressed, the energy dissipation needs to be minimized. This effort starts from the neuron cell. In this context, this paper presents the design of an original artificial neuron, in standard 65 nm CMOS technology with optimized energy efficiency. The neuron circuit response is designed as an approximation of the Morris-Lecar theoretical model. In order to implement the non-linear gating variables, which control the ionic channel currents, transistors operating in deep subthreshold are employed. Two different circuit variants describing the neuron model equations have been developed. The first one features spike characteristics, which correlate well with a biological neuron model. The second one is a simplification of the first, designed to exhibit higher spiking frequencies, targeting large scale bio-inspired information processing applications. The most important feature of the fabricated circuits is the energy efficiency of a few femtojoules per spike, which improves prior state-of-the-art by two to three orders of magnitude. This performance is achieved by minimizing two key parameters: the supply voltage and the related membrane capacitance. Meanwhile, the obtained standby power at a resting output does not exceed tens of picowatts. The two variants were sized to 200 and 35 μm(2) with the latter reaching a spiking output frequency of 26 kHz. This performance level could address various contexts, such as highly integrated neuro-processors for robotics, neuroscience or medical applications.

  14. First demonstration of InGaP/InAlGaP based 608nm orange laser and 583nm yellow superluminescent diode

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    Majid, Mohammed Abdul

    2015-11-12

    We report on the first demonstration of InGaP/InAlGaP based orange semiconductor laser (OSL) and yellow superluminescent diode (YSLD) emitting at a wavelength of 608nm and 583nm respectively. The total output power of YSLD is ∼4.5mW which is the highest ever reported power on this material system at room-temperature.

  15. Comparison of the effects of 665 nm low level diode Laser Hat versus and a combination of 665 nm and 808nm low level diode Laser Scanner of hair growth in androgenic alopecia.

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    Barikbin, Behrooz; Khodamrdi, Zeinab; Kholoosi, Leila; Akhgri, Mohammad Reza; Haj Abbasi, Majid; Hajabbasi, Mojgan; Razzaghi, Zahra; Akbarpour, Samaneh

    2017-05-17

    This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a combined set of low level diode laser scanner (665 nm and 808nm) on hair growth, and assessment of safety and effectiveness of a new laser scanner on hair growth treatment procedure in androgenic alopecia. 90 patients (18 to 70 years) with androgenic alopecia were randomized into three groups. The first group (n=30) received 655 nm red light using laser hat, the second group (n=30) received 655 nm red laser plus 808 nm infrared laser using a laser scanner of hair growth device (with the patent number: 77733) and the third group (n=30) received no laser as the control group. Patients in laser scanner group had better results and showed a higher increase in terminal hair density compared with laser hat group (mean of 9.61 versus 9.16 per cm2). We found significant decrease in terminal hair density from baseline in control group (mean -1.8 per cm2, pscanner of the hair growth group compared with laser hat and the control group. The study showed that treatment with new laser devise had a promising result without any observable adverse effects.

  16. Laser-induced damage morphology in fused silica at 1064 nm in the nanosecond regime

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    Chambonneau, Maxime; Diaz, Romain; Duchateau, Guillaume; Grua, Pierre; Natoli, Jean-Yves; Rullier, Jean-Luc; Lamaignère, Laurent

    2014-10-01

    The morphology of laser-induced damage sites at the exit surface of fused silica is tightly correlated to the mode composition of the nanosecond laser pulses at 1064 nm. In the single longitudinal mode (SLM) configuration, a molten and fractured central zone is surrounded by a funnel-shaped surface modification. Ring patterns surround the damage sites when these are initiated by multiple longitudinal modes (MLM) laser pulses. In this last mode configuration, the pulses temporal profiles as well as the damage ring patterns differ from pulse to pulse. The appearance chronology of the rings is found to be closely related to the temporal shape of the laser pulses. This supports that the damage morphology originates from the coupling of a laser-supported detonation wave propagating in air with an ablation mechanism in silica. In our experiments, the propagation speed of the detonation wave reaches about 20 km/s and scales as the cube root of the laser intensity, in good agreement with theory.

  17. Acupuncture: a first approach on pain relief using a 617 nm LED device

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    Costa, J. M.; Corral-Baqués, M. I.; Amat, A.

    2007-02-01

    In this study, a preliminary approach for pain relief using a novel pulsated LED device was conducted. 12 patients were treated with a Photopuncture device designed by SORISA, which consisted in a 10-channel LED system at 617 nm. 15 patients with different pain localizations were treated: cervicobrachialgia (3 cases), lumbago / sciatica (4 cases), gonalgia (3 cases), cephalalgia (2 cases), talalgia (1 case), epicondylitis (1 case) and trigeminal neuralgia (1 case). To characterize the pain level, the Categorical Pain Scale (none (0), mild (1-3), moderate (4-6) and severe (7-10)) was used. Just patients with severe pain (7-10) were treated. Patients were treated twice a week for 25 minutes; 5 to 8 sessions were given at the following treatment parameters: 10 mW per channel pulsed at 60 Hz with a 50 % duty cycle. The total dose for point was 7.5 J. To characterize the response to the treatment, the results were classified as: "no result", no changes in pain degree; "poor", pain decreased one category; "good", pain decreased two categories; "very good", complete healing (no pain). The results were: 1 case with "very good" result; 11 cases with "good" result; 3 cases with "poor" result; and 0 cases with "no result". We conclude that the Photopuncture led device may be a good alternative to classical Acupuncture in pain relief, although further experimentation is required.

  18. SSTL based thermal and power efficient RAM design on 28nm FPGA for spacecraft

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    Kalia, Kartik; Pandey, Bishwajeet; Hussain, D. M.A.

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, an approach is made to design a Thermal and Power efficient RAM for that reason we have used DDR4L memory and six different members of SSTL I/Os standards on 28nm technology. Every spacecraft requires most energy efficient electronic system and for that very purpose we have designed...... the most energy efficient RAM. In this design, we have taken two main parameters for analysis that is frequency (1600 MHz) and Voltage (1.05V). DDR4L operates at the lowest Voltage compared to available RAM's. Environment (LFM, Heat Sink, and Capacitance) is kept constant. For the simulation of the logic......, Xilinx is used with Verilog as hardware description language. We have done our analysis with different I/O standards for DDR4L RAM. When we