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  • Carbon nanotube fiber terahertz polarizer 

    Zubair, Ahmed; Tsentalovich, Dmitri E.; Young, Colin C.; Heimbeck, Martin S.; Everitt, Henry O.; Pasquali, Matteo; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    Conventional, commercially available terahertz (THz) polarizers are made of uniformly and precisely spaced metallic wires. They are fragile and expensive, with performance characteristics highly reliant on wire diameters ...
  • Wafer-scale monodomain films of spontaneously aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes 

    He, Xiaowei; Gao, Weilu; Xie, Lijuan; Li, Bo; Zhang, Qi; Lei, Sidong; Robinson, John M.; Hároz, Erik H.; Doorn, Stephen K.; Wang, Weipeng; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Adams, W. Wade; Hauge, Robert H.; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    The one-dimensional character of electrons, phonons and excitons in individual single-walled carbon nanotubes leads to extremely anisotropic electronic, thermal and optical properties. However, despite significant efforts ...
  • Dicke superradiance in solids [Invited] 

    Cong, Kankan; Zhang, Qi; Wang, Yongrui; Noe, G. Timothy; Belyanin, Alexey; Kono, Junichiro (2016)
    Recent advances in optical studies of condensed matter systems have led to the emergence of a variety of phenomena that have conventionally been studied in the realm of quantum optics. These studies have not only deepened ...
  • Mode of Action of Antimicrobial Peptides on E. coli Spheroplasts 

    Sun, Yen; Sun, Tzu-Lin; Huang, Huey W. (2016)
    We investigated the phenomena of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) directly attacking the cytoplasmic membranes of Escherichia coli spheroplasts. We developed a procedure for fluorescence recovery after photobleaching to examine ...
  • Comparative Study of the Condensing Effects of Ergosterol and Cholesterol 

    Hung, Wei-Chin; Lee, Ming-Tao; Chung, Hsien; Sun, Yi-Ting; Chen, Hsiung; Charron, Nicholas E.; Huang, Huey W. (2016)
    Cholesterol, due to its condensing effect, is considered an important regulator of membrane thickness. Other sterols, due to their structural similarities to cholesterol, are often assumed to have a universal effect on ...
  • Chiral and Achiral Nanodumbbell Dimers: The Effect of Geometry on Plasmonic Properties 

    Smith, Kyle W.; Zhao, Hangqi; Zhang, Hui; Sánchez -Iglesias, Ana; Grzelczak, Marek; Wang, Yumin; Chang, Wei-Shun; Nordlander, Peter; Liz-Marzán, Luis; Link, Stephan (2016)
    Metal nanoparticles with a dumbbell-like geometry have plasmonic properties similar to those of their nanorod counterparts, but the unique steric constraints induced by their enlarged tips result in distinct geometries ...
  • Enhancement of the Electron Spin Resonance of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Oxygen Removal 

    Rice, William D.; Weber, Ralph T.; Leonard, Ashley D.; Tour, James M.; Nikolaev, Pavel; Arepalli, Sivaram; Berka, Vladimir; Tsai, Ah-Lim; Kono, Junichiro (2012)
    We have observed a nearly 4-fold increase in the electron spin resonance (ESR) signal from an ensemble of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) due to oxygen desorption. By performing temperature-dependent ESR spectroscopy ...
  • Strain-Driven Approach to Quantum Criticality in AFe2As2 with A=K, Rb, and Cs 

    Eilers, Felix; Grube, Kai; Zocco, Diego A.; Wolf, Thomas; Merz, Michael; Schweiss, Peter; Heid, Rolf; Eder, Robert; Yu, Rong; Zhu, Jian-Xin; Si, Qimiao; Shibauchi, Takasada; Löhneysen, Hilbert v. (2016)
    The iron-based superconductors AFe2As2 with A=K, Rb, Cs exhibit large Sommerfeld coefficients approaching those of heavy-fermion systems. We have investigated the magnetostriction and thermal expansion of this series to ...
  • Synthetic-gauge-field stabilization of the chiral-spin-liquid phase 

    Chen, Gang; Hazzard, Kaden R. A.; Rey, Ana Maria; Hermele, Michael (2016)
    We explore the phase diagram of the SU(N) Hubbard models describing fermionic alkaline-earth-metal atoms in a square optical lattice with, on average, one atom per site, using a slave rotor mean-field approach. We find ...
  • Notch-Jagged signalling can give rise to clusters of cells exhibiting a hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal phenotype 

    Boareto, Marcelo; Jolly, Mohit Kumar; Goldman, Aaron; Pietilä, Mika; Mani, Sendurai A.; Sengupta, Shiladitya; Ben-Jacob, Eshel; Levine, Herbert; Onuchic, José N. (2016)
    Metastasis can involve repeated cycles of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and its reverse mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition. Cells can also undergo partial transitions to attain a hybrid epithelial/mesenchymal ...
  • Quantum mechanical effects in plasmonic structures with subnanometre gaps 

    Zhu, Wenqi; Esteban, Ruben; Borisov, Andrei G.; Baumberg, Jeremy J.; Nordlander, Peter; Lezec, Henri J.; Aizpurua, Javier; Crozier, Kenneth B. (2016)
    Metallic structures with nanogap features have proven highly effective as building blocks for plasmonic systems, as they can provide a wide tuning range of operating frequencies and large near-field enhancements. Recent ...
  • Intensive Atomization Energy: Re-Thinking a Metric for Electronic Structure Theory Methods 

    Perdew, John P.; Sun, Jianwei; Garza, Alejandro J.; Scuseria, Gustavo E. (2016)
    The errors in atomization energies (AE) of molecules have long been used to measure the errors of wavefunction or density functional methods for electronic structure calculations. In particular, the G3 set of Pople and ...
  • Scaling properties of the plateau transitions in the two-dimensional hole gas system 

    Wang, Xuebin; Liu, Haiwen; Zhu, Junbo; Shan, Pujia; Wang, Pengjie; Fu, Hailong; Du, Lingjie; Pfeiffer, L.N.; West, K.W.; Xie, X.C.; Du, Rui-Rui; Lin, Xi (2016)
    The behavior of phase coherence is studied in two-dimensional hole gas through the integer quantum Hall plateau-to-plateau transition. From the plateau transition as a function of temperature, scaling properties of multiple ...
  • Impact of uniaxial pressure on structural and magnetic phase transitions in electron-doped iron pnictides 

    Lu, Xingye; Tseng, Kuo-Feng; Keller, T.; Zhang, Wenliang; Hu, Ding; Song, Yu; Man, Haoran; Park, J.T.; Luo, Huiqian; Li, Shiliang; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.; Dai, Pengcheng (2016)
    We use neutron resonance spin echo and Larmor diffraction to study the effect of uniaxial pressure on the tetragonal-to-orthorhombic structural (Ts) and antiferromagnetic (AF) phase transitions in iron pnictides ...
  • Electronic specific heat in BaFe2−xNixAs2 

    Gong, Dongliang; Xie, Tao; Lu, Xingye; Ren, Cong; Shan, Lei; Zhang, Rui; Dai, Pengcheng; Yang, Yi-feng; Luo, Huiqian; Li, Shiliang (2016)
    We have systematically studied the low-temperature specific heat of the BaFe2−xNixAs2 single crystals covering the whole superconducting dome. Using the nonsuperconducting heavily overdoped x=0.3 sample as a reference for ...
  • Gas density drops inside dust cavities of transitional disks around young stars observed with ALMA 

    van der Marel, N.; van Dishoeck, E.F.; Bruderer, S.; Pérez, L.; Isella, A. (2015)
    Context. Transitional disks with large dust cavities are important laboratories in which to study planet formation and disk evolution. Cold gas may still be present inside these cavities, but quantying this gas is challenging. ...
  • Magnetic field topology and chemical spot distributions in the extreme Ap star HD 75049 

    Kochukhov, O.; Rusomarov, N.; Valenti, J.A.; Stempels, H.C.; Snik, F.; Rodenhuis, M.; Piskunov, N.; Makaganiuk, V.; Keller, C.U.; Johns-Krull, C.M. (2015)
    Context. Intermediate-mass, magnetic chemically peculiar (Ap) stars provide a unique opportunity to study the topology of stellar magnetic fields in detail and to investigate magnetically driven processes of spot formation. ...
  • Hydrogen Diffusion and Stabilization in Single-Crystal VO2 Micro/Nanobeams by Direct Atomic Hydrogenation 

    Lin, Jian; Ji, Heng; Swift, Michael W.; Hardy, Will J.; Peng, Zhiwei; Fan, Xiujun; Nevidomskyy, Andriy H.; Tour, James M.; Natelson, Douglas (2014)
    We report measurements of the diffusion of atomic hydrogen in single crystalline VO2 micro/nanobeams by direct exposure to atomic hydrogen, without catalyst. The atomic hydrogen is generated by a hot filament, and the ...
  • On the contribution of plasma sheet bubbles to the storm time ring current 

    Yang, Jian; Toffoletto, Frank R.; Wolf, Richard A.; Sazykin, Stanislav (2015)
    Particle injections occur frequently inside 10 Re during geomagnetic storms. They are commonly associated with bursty bulk flows or plasma sheet bubbles transported from the tail to the inner magnetosphere. Although ...
  • Testing the estimated hypothetical response of a major CME impact on Earth and its implications to space weather 

    Bala, Ramkumar; Reiff, Patricia; Russell, C.T. (2015)
    The high-speed coronal mass ejection (CME), ejected on 23 July 2012, observed by STEREO-A on the same day as the leading edge of the CME arrived at 1AU was unique both in respect to the observed plasma and magnetic structure ...

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