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Yingying Li, Zhiguo Wang, Shilong Jin, Jie Yuan, Hui Luo
Optically pumped alkali metal atoms currently provide a sensitive solution for magnetic microscopic measurements. As the most practicable plan, Faraday rotation of linearly polarized light is extensively used in spin polarization measurements of alkali metal atoms. In some cases, near-resonant Faraday rotation is applied to improve the sensitivity. However, the near-resonant linearly polarized probe light is elliptically polarized after passing through optically pumped alkali metal vapor. The ellipticity of transmitted near-resonant probe light is numerically calculated and experimentally measured...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
F Copie, M Conforti, A Kudlinski, S Trillo, A Mussot
We experimentally investigate the round-trip-to-round-trip dynamics of the modulation instability spectrum in a passive fiber-ring cavity presenting an inhomogeneous dispersion profile. By implementing a real-time spectroscopy technique, we are able to record successive single-shot spectra, which display the evolution of the system toward a stationary state. We find that the two instability regimes (Turing and Faraday) that compete in this kind of inhomogeneous cavity not only differ by their characteristic frequency but also by their dynamical behavior...
February 1, 2017: Optics Letters
Bin Liu, Ruoyu Zhang
This article presents the Closing Remarks of the Faraday Discussion on aggregation induced emission (AIE) held in Guangzhou, China in November 2016. The history of the AIE phenomenon is summarized, from its discovery and mechanistic studies to real-life applications in optoelectronics, environmental monitoring and biomedical research. The paper concludes with comments on the future perspectives of the field.
February 1, 2017: Faraday Discussions
Lihao Han, Meng Lin, Sophia Haussener
Photocatalytic approaches using two sets of semiconductor particles and a pair of redox shuttle mediators are considered as a safe and economic solution for solar water splitting. Here, we report on accurate experimental characterization techniques for photocatalytic half reactions investigating the gas as well as the liquid products. The method is exemplified utilizing photocatalytic titania particles in an iron-based aqueous electrolyte for effective oxygen evolution and mediator reduction reactions under illumination...
January 30, 2017: ChemSusChem
Shiming Chen, Siglinda Perathoner, Claudio Ampelli, Chalachew Mebrahtu, Dangsheng Su, Gabriele Centi
Ammonia is synthesized directly from water and N2 at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in a flow electrochemical cell operating in gas phase (half-cell for the NH3 synthesis). Iron supported on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was used as the electrocatalyst in this half-cell. A rate of ammonia formation of 2.2×10(-3)  gNH3  m(-2)  h(-1) was obtained at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in a flow of N2 , with stable behavior for at least 60 h of reaction, under an applied potential of -2.0 V...
March 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
Kai Kammers, Margaret A Taub, Ingo Ruczinski, Joshua Martin, Lisa R Yanek, Alyssa Frazee, Yongxing Gao, Dixie Hoyle, Nauder Faraday, Diane M Becker, Linzhao Cheng, Zack Z Wang, Jeff T Leek, Lewis C Becker, Rasika A Mathias
Previously, we have described our feeder-free, xeno-free approach to generate megakaryocytes (MKs) in culture from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Here, we focus specifically on the integrity of these MKs using: (1) genotype discordance between parent cell DNA to iPSC cell DNA and onward to the differentiated MK DNA; (2) genomic structural integrity using copy number variation (CNV); and (3) transcriptomic signatures of the derived MK lines compared to the iPSC lines. We detected a very low rate of genotype discordance; estimates were 0...
2017: PloS One
Xu Du, Wei Liu, Zhe Zhang, Arie Mulyadi, Alex Brittain, Jian Gong, Yulin Deng
Hereby we present a novel proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis process in which lignin was used as the hydrogen source at anode for hydrogen production. Either polyoxometalate (POM) or FeCl3 was used as the catalysts and charge transfer agents in anode. Over 90% Faraday efficiency was achieved. In a thermal insulation reactor, the heat energy can be maintained at a very low stage for continuous operation. Compared to the best alkaline water electrolysis reported in literature, the electrical energy consumption could be 40% lower with novel lignin electrolysis method...
January 19, 2017: ChemSusChem
Michael B Hicks, Leah Salituro, Ian Mangion, Wes Schafer, Rong Xiang, Xiaoyi Gong, Christopher J Welch
The use of a coulometric array detector in tandem with HPLC-UV was evaluated for the absolute quantitation of pharmaceutical compounds without standards, an important capability gap in contemporary pharmaceutical research and development. The high-efficiency LC flow-through electrochemical detector system allows for the rapid evaluation of up to 16 different potentials, aiding in the identification and quantitation of electrochemically reactive species. By quantifying the number of electrons added or removed from an analyte during its passage through the detector, the number of moles of the analyte can be established...
January 18, 2017: Analyst
Clive Jones, David A Fike, Paula Peres
RATIONALE: IMS 7f-GEO isotope ratio applications increasingly involve analyses (e.g., S(-) or O(-) isotopes, coupled with primary ion currents < 30 pA) for which quasi-simultaneous arrival (QSA) could compromise precision and accuracy of data. QSA and associated correction have been widely investigated for the CAMECA NanoSIMS instruments, but not for the IMS series. METHODS: Sulfur and oxygen isotopic ratio experiments were performed using an electron multiplier (EM) detector, employing Cs(+) primary ion currents of 1, 2, 5 and 11...
January 17, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Richard J Murdock, Shawn A Putnam, Soumen Das, Ankur Gupta, Elyse D Z Chase, Sudipta Seal
A clinically relevant magneto-optical technique (fd-FRS, frequency-domain Faraday rotation spectroscopy) for characterizing proteins using antibody-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) is demonstrated. This technique distinguishes between the Faraday rotation of the solvent, iron oxide core, and functionalization layers of polyethylene glycol polymers (spacer) and model antibody-antigen complexes (anti-BSA/BSA, bovine serum albumin). A detection sensitivity of ≈10 pg mL(-1) and broad detection range of 10 pg mL(-1) ≲ cBSA ≲ 100 µg mL(-1) are observed...
January 16, 2017: Small
Jan Kuhnert, Arash Rahimi-Iman, Wolfram Heimbrodt
Layered transition-metal dichalcogenides have attracted great interest in the last few years. Thinned down to the monolayer limit they change from an indirect band structure to a direct band gap in the visible region. Due to the monolayer thickness the inversion symmetry of the crystal is broken and spin and valley are coupled to each other. The degeneracy between the two equivalent valleys, K and K', respectively, can be lifted by applying an external magnetic field. Here, we present photoluminescence measurements of CVD-grown tungsten disulphide (WS2) monolayers at temperatures of 2 K...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Dennis C Prieve, Benjamin A Yezer, Aditya S Khair, Paul J Sides, James W Schneider
After presenting a brief historical overview of the classic contributions of Faraday, Arrhenius, Kohlrausch, Bjerrum, Debye, Hückel and Onsager to understanding the conductivity of true electrolytes in aqueous solutions, we present an in-depth review of the 1933 work of Fuoss & Kraus who explored the effect of the solvent on electrolyte dissociation equilibria in either polar or nonpolar media. Their theory predicts that the equilibrium constant for dissociation decays exponentially with the ratio of the Bjerrum length λB to the ion-pair size a...
November 19, 2016: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Hua Li, Linxiu Jiang, Chaoqun Guo, Jianmin Zhu, Yongrong Jiang, Zhencheng Chen
The injection and ionization of volatile organic compounds (VOA) by an integrated chip is experimentally analyzed in this paper. The integrated chip consists of a needle-to-cylinder electrode mounting on the Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) substrate. The needle-to-cylinder electrode is designed and fabricated by Lithographie, Galvanoformung and Abformung (LIGA) technology. In this paper, the needle is connected to a negative power supply of -5 kV and used as the cathode; the cylinder electrodes are composed of two arrays of cylinders and serve as the anode...
January 4, 2017: Sensors
M Gotz, L Karsch, J Pawelke
PURPOSE: To investigate the reduction of collection efficiency of ionization chambers (IC) by volume recombination and its correction in pulsed fields of very high pulse dose. METHODS: Measurements of the collection efficiency of a plane-parallel advanced Markus IC (PTW 34045, 1mm electrode spacing, 300V nominal voltage) were obtained for collection voltages of 100V and 300V by irradiation with a pulsed electron beam (20MeV) of varied pulse dose up to approximately 600mGy (0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
J Lamb, D Low, S Mutic, S Shvartsman, T Chmielewski, G Fought, A Sharma, J Dempsey
PURPOSE: To develop a method for isolating the radiofrequency waves emanating from linear accelerator components from the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system of an integrated MRI-linac. METHODS: An MRI-guided radiation therapy system has been designed that integrates a linear accelerator with simultaneous MR imaging. The radiofrequency waves created by the accelerating process would degrade MR image quality, so a method for containing the radiofrequency waves and isolating the MR imager from them was developed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
D Low, S Mutic, S Shvartsman, T Chmielewski, G Fought, A Sharma, J Dempsey
PURPOSE: To develop a method for isolating the MRI magnetic field from field-sensitive linear accelerator components at distances close to isocenter. METHODS: A MRI-guided radiation therapy system has been designed that integrates a linear accelerator with simultaneous MR imaging. In order to accomplish this, the magnetron, port circulator, radiofrequency waveguide, gun driver, and linear accelerator needed to be placed in locations with low magnetic fields. The system was also required to be compact, so moving these components far from the main magnetic field and isocenter was not an option...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Alex Risos, Nicholas Long, Arvid Hunze, Gideon Gouws
Interdigitated dielectrometry sensors (IDS) are capacitive sensors investigated to precisely measure the relative permittivity ( ϵ r ) of insulating liquids. Such liquids used in the power industry exhibit a change in ϵ r as they degrade. The IDS ability to measure ϵ r in-situ can potentially reduce maintenance, increase grid stability and improve safety. Noise from external electric field sources is a prominent issue with IDS. This paper investigates the novelty of applying a Faraday cage onto an IDS as a 3D shield to reduce this noise...
December 31, 2016: Sensors
Zhe Zhang, Haibin Tang, Zun Zhang, Joseph Wang, Shuai Cao
We present a new Retarding Potential Analyzer (RPA) design that is capable of measuring keV-level energy, high-density plasma beams. This instrument overcomes the limitations of existing RPAs and can operate in plasmas with densities in excess of 1 × 10(15) m(-3) and ion energies up to 1200 eV. The RPA design parameters were determined by analyzing the electron density and temperature, the sheath thickness, and the ion density in the beam based on the Faraday probe and Langmuir probe measurements. A previously unobserved grid spacing arcing phenomenon was observed in experiments...
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
Jiang-Tao Yu, He-Ping Li, Qiu-Yue Nie, Zhi-Yong Zou, Hai-Qing Liu, Cheng-Yu Bao, Yin-Xian Jie, Zhan-Xian Li
Stability of the intermediate frequency (IF) in the far-infrared polarimeter-interferometer diagnostic system is critically important for the long pulse discharge experiments on the EAST tokamak. In this note, a real-time remote/local IF stability control system is described. The measured plasma parameters, including the Faraday rotation angle, electron density, lower hybrid wave, and plasma current, are obtained with the aid of this newly developed IF stability control system.
December 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
Yinming Shao, Kirk W Post, Jhih-Sheng Wu, Siyuan Dai, Alex J Frenzel, Anthony R Richardella, Joon Sue Lee, Nitin Samarth, Michael M Fogler, Alexander V Balatsky, Dmitri E Kharzeev, D N Basov
Using magneto-infrared spectroscopy, we have explored the charge dynamics of (Bi,Sb)2Te3 thin films on InP substrates. From the magneto-transmission data we extracted three distinct cyclotron resonance (CR) energies that are all apparent in the broad band Faraday rotation (FR) spectra. This comprehensive FR-CR data set has allowed us to isolate the response of the bulk states from the intrinsic surface states associated with both the top and bottom surfaces of the film. The FR data uncovered that electron- and hole-type Dirac Fermions reside on opposite surfaces of our films, which paves the way for observing many exotic quantum phenomena in topological insulators...
January 5, 2017: Nano Letters
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