Abstract: In recent years, some laboratories have been able to prepare calcium hydrobromide (CaHBr) by melting hydride and anhydrous bromide or metal and bromide in a hydrogen atmosphere at 900°C and have studied some of its properties. But there are few theoretical studies, especially the theoretical studies of monolayer CaHBr. We use the first-principles method to calculate the structure, elastic properties, and lattice thermal conductivity of the monolayer CaHBr based on the Boltzmann transport equation. We obtain a stable crystal structure by the optimization of monolayer CaHBr. By calculating the elastic constant of monolayer CaHBr, its mechanical stability is proved, and the elastic limit of monolayer CaHBr is obtained by biaxial tensile strain on monolayer CaHBr. And the corresponding phonon spectra show no imaginary frequency, indicating the dynamic stability of the monolayer CaHBr. By the ShengBTE code, we calculate the lattice thermal conductivity of the monolayer CaHBr, the iterative solution of BTE and RTA at 300 K–1200 K is obtained, and the lattice thermal conductivity at room temperature is and , respectively. It can be seen that the lattice thermal conductivity of monolayer CaHBr is low. And by analyzing the phonon spectrum, the scattering rate, and the mean free path of the phonons, the lattice thermal conductivity of monolayer CaHBr mainly depends on the acoustic modes. We hope this study can provide theoretical guidance for the experiments and practical application of monolayer CaHBr. PubDate: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 04:05:01 +000

Abstract: The large-scale production of high-quality graphene is the major focus of scientists and engineers recently. However, its massive manufacturing routes from its precursor graphene oxide (GO) are involved in the production of toxic gasses and consist of hazardous explosive steps that severely hurt and threaten ecological balance and human health. Therefore, in this study, we investigated the green, effective, and economical approach for the synthesis of graphene by using Vernonia amygdalina (VA) plant leaf extracts for the effective and efficient reduction of GO. The nonexplosive two-step synthesis of GO in a short period of time in the absence of an ice bath was used in this study. The appropriate solvent for the extraction of VA for the green synthesis of graphene was methanol, and the reducing and capping agent in the plant extract was identified to be terpenoids and polyphenols. The graphene/rGO obtained this way was characterized by UV-VIS, XRD, FTIR, SEM, HR-TEM, and EDAX that confirmed the successful reduction of GO to graphene under the hydrothermal process. The HR-TEM images showed the development of few layers of graphene. The FTIR result also shows the complete reduction of GO. Hence, methanol extracted VA leaves consisted of the most appropriate compounds for reducing and capping agent in the green synthesis and could be the preferred method for the large-scale production of graphene-based materials. PubDate: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 05:20:01 +000

Abstract: In this paper, the graphene-assisted Goos–Hänchen (GH) shift of the optical beam reflected from a planar multilayer configuration is investigated. The increased positive Goos–Hänchen shifts can be modulated by adjusting the Fermi energy due to graphene with unique optical properties in the visible light range. Moreover, the GH shift can be tuned by varying the layers of graphene, the thickness of the medium, incident wavelength, and so on. These results will be useful for designing the novel graphene-based optical sensing and switching. PubDate: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 10:05:01 +000

Abstract: We proposed a scheme for designing an optical launch system that can make the light intensity more uniform on the receiving plane via a compound eye lens combined with a sunflower plano-convex lens. The simulation results demonstrate that the light converges on the optical axis after passing through the sunflower-shaped plano-convex lens array and compound eye lens. The divergence angle and central light intensity of the receiving plane are, respectively, 26.57° and 80.50% of the total emitted light power for the array structure of the compact compound eye plano-convex lens, while those are 21.80° and 62.50% for the discrete compound eye lens. From the above results, it can be seen that the compact compound eye lens is more conducive to the uniform distribution of light intensity on the receiving plane compared with the discrete compound eye lens, taking into account the dual application of illumination and communication. PubDate: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 10:05:01 +000

Abstract: With the development trend of wireless and broadband in the communication link and even the whole information industry, the demand of high-frequency microwave bandwidth has been increasing. The RoF network system solves the problem of spectrum congestion in low-frequency band by providing an effective technology for the distribution of high-frequency microwave signals over optical fiber links. However, the traditional mm-wave generation technique is limited by the bandwidth of electronic devices. It is difficult to generate high-frequency and low-phase noise mm-wave signals with pure electrical components. The mm-wave communication technology based on photon assisted can overcome the bandwidth bottleneck of electronic devices and provide the potential for developing the low-cost infrastructure demand of broadband mobile services. This paper will briefly explain the characteristics of the RoF network system and the advantages of high-frequency mm-wave. Then we, respectively, introduce the modulation schemes of RoF mm-wave generation based on photon assisted including directly modulated laser (DML), external modulation, and optical heterodyne. The review mainly focuses on a variety of different mm-wave generation technologies including multifrequency vector mm-wave. Furthermore, we list several approaches to realize the large capacity data transmission techniques and describe the digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm flow in the receiver. In the end, we summarize the RoF network system and look forward to the future. PubDate: Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:35:01 +000

Abstract: Aiming at the low accuracy of large-pose face alignment, a cascade network based on truncated Alexnet is designed and implemented in the paper. The parallel convolution pooling layers are added for concatenating parallel results in the original deep convolution neural network, which improves the accuracy of the output. Sending the intermediate parameter which is the result of each iteration into CNN and iterating repeatedly to optimize the pose parameter in order to get more accurate results of face alignment. To verify the effectiveness of this method, this paper tests on the AFLW and AFLW2000-3D datasets. Experiments on datasets show that the normalized average error of this method is 5.00% and 5.27%. Compared with 3DDFA, which is a current popular algorithm, the accuracy is improved by 0.60% and 0.15%, respectively. PubDate: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 13:50:02 +000

Abstract: To date, little research has been carried out on the integration of switchable and diversified functionalities into a single metamaterial in the terahertz (THz) range. Here, a hybrid vanadium dioxide (VO2) metamaterial was designed with switchable properties of band-pass filter and band-stop filter in the frequency range of 0.3–1.6 THz. Simulations demonstrated that under TE polarization, the proposed system acted as band-stop filter with the center frequency of 0.95 THz when VO2 is in the insulating state. Upon the transformation of VO2 into the metallic state, the proposed system behaved as a band-pass filter with a transmittance of >80%. The physical mechanism of the band-pass/band-stop conversion was examined by analyzing the surface current distribution of the designed device. The switchable characteristics of this structure can enable its wide application in tunable THz functional components such as amplitude modulators, polarization control, and intelligent switches. PubDate: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 07:05:02 +000

Abstract: In this work, we systematically studied the structure, and electronic and magnetic properties of van der Waals (vdWs) interface Graphene/MoS2 heterostructure (HS-G/MoS2) and C sites vacancy defects in HS-G/MoS2 materials using first-principles calculations. By the structural analysis, we found that nondefects geometry is more compact than defects geometries. To investigate the electronic and magnetic properties of HS-G/MoS2 and C sites vacancy defects in HS-G/MoS2 materials, we have studied band structure, density of states (DOS), and partial density of states (PDOS). By analyzing the results, we found that HS-G/MoS2 is metallic in nature but C sites vacancy defects in HS-G/MoS2 materials have a certain energy bandgap. Also, from the band structure calculations, we found that Fermi energy level shifted towards the conduction band in vacancy defects geometries which reveals that the defected heterostructure is n-type Schottky contacts. From DOS and PDOS analysis, we obtained that the nonmagnetic HS-G/MoS2 material changes to magnetic materials due to the presence of C sites vacancy defects. Right 1C atom vacancy defects (R-1C), left 1C atom vacancy defects (L-1C), centre 1C atom vacancy defects (C-1C), and 2C (1C right and 1C centre) atom vacancy defects in HS-G/MoS2 materials have magnetic moments of −0.75 µB/cell, −0.75 µB/cell, −0.12 µB/cell, and +0.39 µB/cell, respectively. Electrons from 2s and 2p orbitals of C atoms have main contributions for the magnetism in all these materials. PubDate: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 05:05:01 +000

Abstract: In this paper, we proposed a coding scheme based on orthogonal cyclic transpose (OCT) precoding combined with low-density parity check (LDPC) code to improve the transmission performance of 128-quadrature amplitude modulation multiband orthogonal-frequency-division-multiplexing ultrawide band over fiber (128 QAM MB-OFDM UWBoF) system. The proposed scheme could not only improve the performance of the system but also average the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of subcarriers and reduce the difference among subchannels in practical application. The simulation results showed that compared with the traditional scheme, the receiver performance of this scheme was improved by 2.7 dB when the LDPC-coding rate was 87.5% through 70 km standard single mode fiber (SSMF) transmission and the bit error rate (BER) was 3.8 × 10−3. Besides, the constellation distribution was more convergent and uniform. PubDate: Sun, 29 Nov 2020 04:20:00 +000

Abstract: The energy of electrons and holes in cylindrical quantum wires with a finite potential well was calculated by two methods. An analytical expression is approximately determined that allows one to calculate the energy of electrons and holes at the first discrete level in a cylindrical quantum wire. The electron energy was calculated by two methods for cylindrical layers of different radius. In the calculations, the nonparabolicity of the electron energy spectrum is taken into account. The dependence of the effective masses of electrons and holes on the radius of a quantum wires is determined. An analysis is made of the dependence of the energy of electrons and holes on the internal and external radii, and it is determined that the energy of electrons and holes in cylindrical layers with a constant thickness weakly depends on the internal radius. The results were obtained for the InP/InAs heterostructures. PubDate: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 14:35:00 +000

Abstract: In this paper, we introduce the probabilistic shaping (PS) technique to the normal (3, 1) vector signal and simulate the generated PS (3, 1) photonic vector signal on an optical transmission system. The PS (3, 1) photonic vector signal is generated by a radio frequency (RF) signal at 12 GHz driving a Mach–Zehnder modulator- (MZM-) based optical carrier suppression (OCS) doubling, and the PS (3, 1) photonic vector signal is not precoding. The PS (3, 1) photonic vector signal and the normal (3, 1) photonic vector signal are used to transmit in 5 km, 10 km, and 20 km single-mode fibers (SMF), respectively. The simulation results demonstrate that the bit error ratio (BER) of the PS (3, 1) vector signal is less than the forward error correction (FEC) threshold of 3.8 10−3, and the BER performance is better than that of the normal (3, 1) vector signal at 4 Gbit/s and 8 Gbit/s transmission rates. PubDate: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:05:01 +000

Abstract: In this paper, an improved channel estimation scheme based on time-domain orthogonal gray complementary training sequence (Golay TS) is proposed to resist subcarrier mutual beat interference in 16-quadrature amplitude modulation multiband orthogonal-frequency-division-multiplexing ultrawide band over fiber (16QAM MB-OFDM UWBoF) systems. The simulation results showed that the performance of system with the improved Golay TS channel estimation scheme was improved by about 1 dB compared with the traditional Golay TS channel estimation scheme, at a bit error rate (BER) of 3.8 × 10−3 after 70 km standard single mode fiber (SSMF) transmission. At the same time, the synchronization and channel estimation performance of Golay TS and the selected frequency-domain orthogonal training sequences (TSs) were compared. The simulation results showed that the performance of system with the TSs channel estimation was improved by about 2.7 dB compared with the improved Golay TS channel estimation. PubDate: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 06:05:02 +000

Abstract: We propose and experiment an integration system of fiber-wireless communication and free space optical (FSO) communication based on nonlinear noise compensation. This integration system, combining the benefits of FSO communication and high-frequency wireless communication, as well as the high-frequency efficiency and anti-interference to multipath fading of the multicarriers orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation, can increase the capacity and flexibility of the system. The nonlinear equalizer is employed to compensate the distortion caused by the beating between OFDM signal subcarriers in the combination system. Up to 1-Gbaud 16QAM discrete multitone (DMT) OFDM signal can be first transmitted over the distance of 100-m single-mode fiber (SMF), then delivered over the distance of 100-m FSO link, and finally, transmitted over the distance of 4 m wireless. The bit-error-ratio (BER) of the OFDM signal in the integration system can be less than the hard-decision forward-error-correction (HD-FEC) threshold of 3.8 × 10−3. The experiment shows that the nonlinear equalizer can work well compatible with the combination system and can improve the transmission performance by 0.7-dB receiving sensitivity in the combination system. PubDate: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 03:35:01 +000

Abstract: Visible light communication (VLC) based on a light-emitting diode (LED) is considered to be a potential candidate for the next-generation communication. In this paper, a novel Zadoff–Chu matrix transform (ZCT) precoding is proposed to improve the performance of the traditional space-time block coding- (STBC-) based multiple-input multiple-output and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) system. Compared with the existing orthogonal circulant matrix transform (OCT) precoding scheme, the proposed ZCT precoding achieves a much lower peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) while maintaining the advantage of the uniform signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which reduces the performance loss caused by LED nonlinearity. To study the system performance further, we set up an experimental demonstration to verify performance improvement under the condition of different driving peak-to-peak voltages (Vpps) and direct current (DC) offsets. Experimental results show that ZCT precoding gains the best bit error rate (BER) performance compared with the traditional and the OCT precoding MIMO-OFDM systems, whose BER is always below the 7% pre-forward error correction (pre-FEC) threshold of 3.8 × 10−3. PubDate: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:05:02 +000

Abstract: Entanglement can exist not only in the microscopic system (e.g., atom, photon, and ion trap) but also in macroscopic systems. According to recent research, entanglement can be achieved and controlled in superconducting devices. The quantum dynamics and entanglement mechanism of the coupled superconducting phase qubit and a two-level system (TLS) were demonstrated when the bipartite system was under microwave driving. Besides, the results reveal that when the system was experiencing decoherence, entanglement (concurrence) of the coupled superconducting phase qubit and TLS would oscillate damply with microwave driving time, even exhibiting concurrence sudden death and revival. The coupling effect of the superconducting qubit and TLS system and the resonant microwave together help to achieve entanglement, while concurrence death and concurrence revival are dependent on the decoherence source and mechanism, for example, the resonant microwave driving time acting on the bipartite coupling system. Furthermore, the simulation results show the entanglement of the coupled qubit and TLS system also depends on the purity of the initial states of the system. The article carried out a numerical simulation on the entanglement of different initial states, and the results showed that the entanglement of the coupled system changes with different initial states. For different initial states, entanglement, sudden death, and rejuvenation are still visible. PubDate: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:50:06 +000

Abstract: In this paper, an orthogonal circulant matrix transform (OCT) precoding technique is proposed to combine with the entropy loading in the multiple-input multiple-output and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) visible light communication (VLC) system where the space-time coding (STBC) is chosen for its robustness to the channel correlation. Benefitting from the OCT precoding technique, the uniform signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) among all the subchannels can be achieved. As a result, only one SNR value is required to be fed back, and the same distribution matcher is employed during probabilistic shaping (PS), which means much lower feedback overhead and system complexity than the conventional entropy loading scheme. Experimental results show that the OCT precoding does not cause the system performance loss where the achievable information rate (AIR) of the proposed system is comparable with the conventional system without precoding. With an available bandwidth of ∼25 MHz, the proposed scheme can realize the AIR of 50.75 Mb/s at the expense of 0.45% average forward error correction (FEC) overhead (OH). PubDate: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 06:35:03 +000

Abstract: Copper oxide nanowires (CuO NWs) were synthesized by thermally oxidizing copper foils at various heating rates. It has been shown that both monoclinic CuO and cubic Cu2O phases were grown on the copper surface with NW diameters of almost 200 nm for all samples. While NWs were shown to be dense for low heating rates, they end up being broken for quick heating. The underlying growth mechanism was described basing on a detailed comprehensive study, and the effect of the heating rate was explained by considering the thermal shock effect and in-plane tensile stresses on curved surfaces. This study contributes to the research for suitable methods for the use of recyclable metals in technological applications. In particular, copper oxide NWs were deposited, for the first time, on FTO/glass substrates, and the optical characterization revealed that this method is a promising way to improve the surface contact for solar cells and catalytic applications. PubDate: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:05:01 +000

Abstract: Zinc blende (zb) and wurtzite (wz) structure of cadmium sulfide (CdS) are analyzed using density functional theory within local density approximation (LDA), generalized gradient approximation (GGA), Hubbard correction (GGA + U), and hybrid functional approximation (PBE0 or HSE06). To assure the accuracy of calculation, the convergence test of total energy with respect to energy cutoff and k-point sampling is performed. The relaxed atomic position for the CdS in zb and wz structure is obtained by using total energy and force minimization method following the Hellmann–Feynman approach. The structural optimization and electronic band structure properties of CdS are investigated. Analysis of the results shows that LDA and GGA underestimate the bandgap due to their poor approximation of exchange-correlation functional. However, the Hubbard correction to GGA and the hybrid functional approximation give a good bandgap value which is comparable to the experimental result. Moreover, the optical properties such as real and imaginary parts of the dielectric function, the absorption coefficient, and the energy loss function of CdS are determined. PubDate: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 07:35:07 +000

Abstract: In this paper, we report the results of our theoretical investigation on the interplay of superconductivity and disorder in two-dimensional (2D) systems. The effect of disorder on superconductivity of 2D systems was found analytically using Green’s function formalism. The results of our calculation revealed that disorder induced due to randomly distributed superconducting islands enhances decoherence of Cooper pairs and suppresses superconductivity. We have also determined the critical value of disorder at which the 2D system completely loses its superconducting properties. Below this critical value of disorder, the system acts as a superconductor, a system with zero electrical resistance. Above the critical value, it acts as an insulator, a system with infinite electric resistance. This is a fascinating result because a direct transition from the state of the infinite conductivity to the opposite extreme of infinite resistivity is unexpected in the theory of condensed matter physics. PubDate: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 06:50:02 +000

Abstract: Graphene has many unique properties which have made it a hotbed of scientific research in recent years. However, it is not expected intuitively that the strong effects of the substrate and Coulomb doping in the center of crystal cell on the polaron in monolayer graphene. Here, the interaction energy of surface electron (hole) in the graphene and optical phonons in the substrate, which give rise to weakly coupled polarons, is analyzed in the context of the Coulomb doping. The ground-state energy of the polaron is calculated using the Lee-Low-Pine unitary transformation and linear combination operator method. It is found that the ground-state energy is an increasing function of magnetic field strength, the bound Coulomb potential, and the cutoff wavenumber. Numerical results also reveal that the ground-state energy reduces as the distance between the graphene and the substrate is increased. Moreover, the ground energy level of polaron shows the two (+) and (−) branches and zero-Landau energy (ground) level separation in the graphene-substrate material. PubDate: Sun, 17 May 2020 19:50:01 +000

Abstract: We report the results of pressure-induced semiconductor-metal phase transition of the semiconducting chalcogenide compound KPSe6 under high pressure using the ab initio methods. The ground-state energy calculations were performed within density functional theory and the generalized gradient approximation using the pseudopotential method with plane-wave basis sets. The projector augmented-wave (PAW) pseudopotentials were used in our calculation. The optimized lattice parameters were found from total energy calculations as 13 Bohr, 1.6 Bohr, and 1.8 Bohr for cell dimensions one, two, and three, respectively, which are in good agreement with experimental calculations. At zero pressure, the material portrayed a semiconducting property with a direct bandgap of ≈1.7 eV. As we subjected the material to pressure, the band gap was observed to reduce until it disappeared. The phase transition from the semiconductor to metal was found to occur at ∼45 GPa, implying that the material underwent metallization as pressure was increased further. PubDate: Fri, 01 May 2020 02:20:02 +000

Abstract: The electrical characterization of p-Silicon (Si) and n-Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorod heterojunction diode has been performed. ZnO nanorods were grown on p-Silicon substrate by the aqueous chemical growth (ACG) method. The SEM image revealed high density, vertically aligned hexagonal ZnO nanorods with an average height of about 1.2 μm. Electrical characterization of n-ZnO nanorods/p-Si heterojunction diode was done by current-voltage (I-V), capacitance-voltage (C-V), and conductance-voltage (G-V) measurements at room temperature. The heterojunction exhibited good electrical characteristics with diode-like rectifying behaviour with an ideality factor of 2.7, rectification factor of 52, and barrier height of 0.7 V. Energy band (EB) structure has been studied to investigate the factors responsible for small rectification factor. In order to investigate nonidealities, series resistance and distribution of interface state density (NSS) below the conduction band (CB) were extracted with the help of I-V and C-V and G-V measurements. The series resistances were found to be 0.70, 0.73, and 0.75 KΩ, and density distribution interface states from 8.38 × 1012 to 5.83 × 1011 eV−1 cm−2 were obtained from 0.01 eV to 0.55 eV below the conduction band. PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 09:35:01 +000

Abstract: In recent years, wireless energy transmission technology has developed rapidly and has received increasing attention in the industry. For microwave wireless energy transfer system applications, Ge Schottky diodes as the core components of the rectifier circuit are commonly used. Compared with Ge semiconductor, strained Ge semiconductor on Si substrate has the advantages of compatibility with Si process, low cost, and high electron mobility. It is an ideal replacement material for Ge semiconductor applications. In view of this, based on the model of the relationship between the performance of strained Ge semiconductor on Si substrate Schottky diodes and the geometric parameters of the device and the physical parameters of the material, Silvaco TCAD and ADS simulation software are jointly used to propose a novel strained Ge semiconductor on Si substrate Schottky diode for microwave rectification circuit. Simulation results show that the strained Ge semiconductor on Si substrate Schottky diode has a rectification efficiency of 70.1% when the input of the rectifier circuit is 20 dBm, the load resistance is R = 1000 Ω, and the load capacitance is C = 100 pF. Compared with traditional Ge Schottky diodes, this optimal operating point is closer to a low energy density, which is beneficial to a wide range of energy absorption. Studies have shown the feasibility of replacing Ge Schottky diodes. The research in this paper can provide valuable reference for the design and development of the core components of the rectifier circuit of the microwave infinite energy transmission system. PubDate: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:05:02 +000

Abstract: The electronic structure and magnetic properties of manganese- (Mn-) doped bilayer (BL) molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) are studied using the density function theory (DFT) plus on-site Hubbard potential correction (U). The results show that the substitution of Mn at the Mo sites of BL MoS2 is energetically favorable under sulfur- (S-) rich regime than Mo. The magnetic interaction between the two manganese (Mn) atoms in BL MoS2 is always ferromagnetic (FM) irrespective of the spatial distance between them, but the strength of ferromagnetic interaction decays with atomic distance. It is also found that two dopants in different layers of BL MoS2 communicate ferromagnetically. In addition to this, the detail investigation of BL MoS2 and its counterpart of monolayer indicates that interlayer interaction in BL MoS2 affects the magnetic interaction in Mn-doped BL MoS2. The calculated Curie temperature is 324, 418, and 381 K for impurity concentration of ,, and , respectively, which is greater than room temperature, and the good dilute limit of dopant concentration is 0–6.25%. Based on the finding, it is proposed that Mn-doped BL MoS2 are promising candidates for two-dimensional (2D) dilute magnetic semiconductor (DMS) for high-temperature spintronics applications. PubDate: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:50:03 +000