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Journal Cover Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
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  • Total Internal Reflection in a Hybrid Nematic Cell Submitted to Weak
           Boundary Conditions

    • Abstract: We calculate the trajectory of a monochromatic optical beam propagating in a planar-homeotropic hybrid nematic crystal cell submitted to weak anchoring conditions. We apply a uniform electric field perpendicular to the cell to control the trajectories for various values of the anchoring elastic energy. We have found that the anchoring energy has a strong influence on the ray penetration length and trajectory. Our calculations are consistent with a previously found Frederick’s type transition only present for weak anchoring in which electric fields above an anchoring-energy dependent critical field align completely the director field.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Critical Temperature for Ordered-Disordered Phase Transformation in Cu3Au
           under Pressure

    • Abstract: We use the statistical moment method to study the dependence of the critical temperature for Cu3Au on pressure in the interval from 0 to 30 kbar. The calculated mean speed of changing critical temperature to pressure is 1.8 K/kbar. This result is in a good agreement with the experimental data.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Quantum Simulations of Charge Separation at a Model Donor-Acceptor
           Interface: Role of Delocalization and Local Packing

    • Abstract: Organic Polymer-based photovoltaic systems offer a viable alternative to more standard solid-state devices for light-harvesting applications. In this study, we investigate the electronic dynamics of a model organic photovoltaic (OPV) heterojunction consisting of polyphenylene vinylene (PPV) oligomers and a -phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) blend. Our approach treats the classical molecular dynamics of the atoms within an Ehrenfest mean-field treatment of the - singly excited states spanning a subset of donor and acceptor molecules near the phase boundary of the blend. Our results indicate that interfacial electronic states are modulated by C=C bond stretching motions and that such motions induce avoided crossings between nearby excited states thereby facilitating transitions from localized excitonic configurations to delocalized charge-separated configurations on an ultrafast time-scale. The lowest few excited states of the model interface rapidly mix allowing low frequency C-C out-of-plane torsions to modulate the potential energy surface such that the system can sample both intermolecular charge-transfer and charge-separated electronic configurations on sub-100 fs time scales. Our simulations support an emerging picture of carrier generation in OPV systems in which interfacial electronic states can rapidly decay into charge-separated and current producing states via coupling to vibronic degrees of freedom.
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:18:13 +000
  • The Effect of Geometrical Parameters on Resonance Characteristics of
           Acoustic Metamaterials with Negative Effective Modulus

    • Abstract: There has been an explosion of interest in acoustic metamaterial in the last ten years. The tunable negative acoustic metamaterial is an important issue for designing metamaterials. The acoustic metamaterial is restricted by the narrow bandgap of sound waves for the local resonance of metamaterial unit cells. By shifting the sizes of the unit cell, the acoustic metamaterial could potentially overcome the limit of the narrow resonance frequency. In this research, we focus on the resonant behavior of split hollow sphere (SHS) in the waveguide. Firstly, we analyze the resonance characteristics of SHS and get an analytical formula for the effect of geometrical parameters on the resonance frequency. Furthermore, the resonance frequency of SHS is verified with finite-element method analysis based on COMSOL Multiphysics simulation. The results are in good agreement with theory model. It is observed that there is a blue shift of the resonance frequency with the gradual increase of the neck radius of SHS, a V-type response curve with the increase of inner radius of SHS, and a red shift with the increase of outer radius of SHS. Using the method of estimate of resonance, we could get a precisely controllable unit structure with negative effective modulus and offer a way to optimize the realization of double negative acoustic metamaterial.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:25:53 +000
  • Energy Spectrum of Shallow Donor in Elongated InAs/GaAs Volcano-Shaped
           Quantum Dot

    • Abstract: We study the effect of the nonparabolicity of the conduction band on the spectral properties of the shallow donor in elongated InAs/GaAs quantum dots with volcano-shaped profile in the framework of the Kane model by using a simple semiempiric relation between geometrical parameters of the quantum dot profile and the confinement potential, governing the in-plane electron’s movement. We represent the solution of the Schrödinger equation in the form of double Bessel-Fourier series expansion. We show that the nonparabolicity of dispersion of the conduction band, given by the Kane formula, conduces to significant lowering of the donor energies and to stronger confinement of the electron within the quantum dot. Calculated results for the energies as functions of the electric and magnetic fields for different quantum dot dimensions were compared with those obtained in the effective mass approximation. Our results exhibit a high sensibility of the probability density of electron distribution in volcano-shaped quantum dot to the variation of the external magnetic and electric fields.
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Droplet Drying Patterns on Solid Substrates: From Hydrophilic to
           Superhydrophobic Contact to Levitating Drops

    • Abstract: This review is devoted to the simple process of drying a multicomponent droplet of a complex fluid which may contain salt or other inclusions. These processes provide a fascinating subject for study. The explanation of the rich variety of patterns formed is not only an academic challenge but also a problem of practical importance, as applications are growing in medical diagnosis and improvement of coating/printing technology. The fundamental scientific problem is the study of the mechanism of micro- and nanoparticle self-organization in open systems. The specific fundamental problems to be solved, related to this system, are the investigation of the mass transfer processes, the formation and evolution of phase fronts, and the identification of mechanisms of pattern formation. The drops of liquid containing dissolved substances and suspended particles are assumed to be drying on a horizontal solid insoluble smooth substrate. The chemical composition and macroscopic properties of the complex fluid, the concentration and nature of the salt, the surface energy of the substrate, and the interaction between the fluid and substrate which determines the wetting all affect the final morphology of the dried film. The range of our study encompasses the fully wetting case with zero contact angle between the fluid and substrate to the case where the drop is levitated in space, so there is no contact with a substrate and angle of contact can be considered as 180°.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Temperature Dependence of the Energy Band Diagram of AlGaN/GaN

    • Abstract: Temperature dependence of the energy band diagram of AlGaN/GaN heterostructure was investigated by theoretical calculation and experiment. Through solving Schrodinger and Poisson equations self-consistently by using the Silvaco Atlas software, the energy band diagram with varying temperature was calculated. The results indicate that the conduction band offset of AlGaN/GaN heterostructure decreases with increasing temperature in the range of 7 K to 200 K, which means that the depth of quantum well at AlGaN/GaN interface becomes shallower and the confinement of that on two-dimensional electron gas reduces. The theoretical calculation results are verified by the investigation of temperature dependent photoluminescence of AlGaN/GaN heterostructure. This work provides important theoretical and experimental basis for the performance degradation of AlGaN/GaN HEMT with increasing temperature.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Structural and Optical Properties of α-Quartz Cluster with
           Oxygen-Deficiency Centers

    • Abstract: The structural and optical properties of -quartz cluster with oxygen-deficiency centers (ODCs) defects have been investigated based on the density functional theory (DFT). For cluster models with ODC(I) defect, with the increasing of cluster size and shape, the equilibrium length of Si-Si bond decreases. The excitation peaks of cluster models with ODC(I) defect are from 6.87 eV to 7.39 eV, while the excitation peaks of cluster models with ODC(II) defect are from 5.20 eV to 5.47 eV. We also study the interconversion between ODCs (≡Si-Si≡ bond and divalent Si) induced by UV irradiation. Our study predicted the existence of a metastable structure of ODC(I) for the first time in literature. Our results are in good agreement with the previous results and provide strong theoretical support to the viability of the processes.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Formation of Hierarchical Porous Structure via Breath Figure Method

    • Abstract: The porous structure films of PS containing silica nanoparticles of different hydrophobicity were obtained from breath figure method. For the porous films, the pores at the peripheral region and the center region were compared. It was found that the pores at the peripheral region appeared more uniform in size and showed higher degree of ordering. In addition, the patterns of the porous film became more disordered with the enhancing concentration of nanoparticles, and the pore size of the pore was increased. With the increase of the content of SiOH, that is, decrease in particle hydrophobicity, the Si elements were aggregated at the surface of the film and the interior of the pores. A hierarchical porous structure had been obtained at appropriate humidity and particle concentration. Finally, a possible mechanism of the hierarchical structure was proposed.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • First-Principles Calculations on Atomic and Electronic Properties of
           Ge/4H-SiC Heterojunction

    • Abstract: First-principles calculation is employed to investigate atomic and electronic properties of Ge/SiC heterojunction with different Ge orientations. Based on the density functional theory, the work of adhesion, relaxation energy, density of states, and total charge density are calculated. It is shown that Ge(110)/4H-SiC(0001) heterointerface possesses higher adhesion energy than that of Ge(111)/4H-SiC(0001) interface, and hence Ge/4H-SiC(0001) heterojunction with Ge[110] crystalline orientation exhibits more stable characteristics. The relaxation energy of Ge(110)/4H-SiC(0001) heterojunction interface is lower than that of Ge(111)/4H-SiC(0001) interface, indicating that Ge(110)/4H-SiC(0001) interface is easier to form at relative low temperature. The interfacial bonding is analysed using partial density of states and total charge density distribution, and the results show that the bonding is contributed by the Ge-Si bonding.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Straightforward Probing of Polarization and Spin-Resolved Transmission
           through Potential Barriers in Silicene

    • Abstract: The low-energy physics of silicene is described by Dirac electrons with a strong spin-orbit interaction and its band structure can be controlled by an external electric field . We evaluate the electronic transmission through single and double barriers in silicene as a function of the angle of incidence , the electron energy , and the strength of the field . We find a spin-resolved transmission, reflected in the polarization , and a conductance qualitatively different in some ranges of than that in graphene. exhibits quasiperiodic resonances versus in double-barrier structures.
      PubDate: Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Facile and Novel in-Plane Structured Graphene/TiO2 Nanocomposites for
           Memory Applications

    • Abstract: Here, we report a simple strategy for the preparation of graphene/TiO2 nanocomposite by UV-assisted incorporation of TiO2 nanosol in graphene oxide (GO) dispersion. The proposed method is facile and of low cost without using any photocatalysts or reducing agents; this can open up a new possibility for green preparation of stable graphene dispersions in large-scale production. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used to characterize carefully the as-prepared composites and to confirm the successful preparation of the nanocomposites. The average crystallite size of TiO2 nanoparticles calculated from XRD pattern using Rietveld analysis is ~35 nm. TEM measurements show the adsorption of TiO2 onto graphene (G) sheets, which prevents the restacking of graphene sheets. Current-voltage and capacitance-voltage measurements were used to investigate the electrical resistive memory properties of GO, GO/TiO2, and G/TiO2 thin films. Observed results show hysteresis behavior due to the charge trapping and detrapping process, indicating that the prepared thin films exhibit an excellent resistance switching memory characteristic for G/TiO2 device.
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Structural and Optical Properties of Amorphous Al2O3 Thin Film Deposited
           by Atomic Layer Deposition

    • Abstract: Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) amorphous structure with short-range order and long-range disorder has presented promising applications in optical and optoelectronic devices. In this paper, the Al2O3 films with different thickness were prepared by atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology at 200°C in order to achieve amorphous structure. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive spectrum (EDS) results indicated that the Al2O3 films were amorphous structure and stable O/Al ratio. The surface topography investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) showed that the samples were smooth and crack-free. Spectroscopic ellipsometer (SE) measurements were operated to investigate the effect of thickness on the structure and optical properties of films with Tauc-Lorentz model. It is found that the band gap exhibits a steady value ~2.3 eV by the UV-VIS transmittance method, but the T-L model was ~3.0 eV. The refractive index and extinction coefficient are related to the variation of thickness and the samples surface quality of amorphous network structure in the thin films. The outstanding optoelectronic properties and facile fabrication of Al2O3 films amorphous structure can be extended to other similar oxides, which could display wide applications in various engineering and industrial fields.
      PubDate: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Graphene Foam Chemical Sensor System Based on Principal Component Analysis
           and Backpropagation Neural Network

    • Abstract: A kind of graphene foam chemical sensor (GFCS) system based on the principal component analysis (PCA) and backpropagation neural network (BPNN) was presented in this paper. Compared with conventional chemical sensors, the GFCS could discriminate various chemical molecules with selectivity without surface modification. The GFCS system consisted of an unmodified graphene foam chemical sensor, an electrical resistance time domain detection system (ERTDS), and a pattern recognition module. The GFCS has been validated via several chemical molecules discrimination including chloroform, acetone, and ether. The experimental results showed that the discrimination accuracy for each molecule exceeded 97% and a single measurement can be achieved in ten minutes. This work may have presented a new strategy for research and application for graphene chemical sensors.
      PubDate: Sun, 04 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Effect of Direct Current on Solid-Liquid Interfacial Tension and Wetting
           Behavior of Ga–In–Sn Alloy Melt on Cu Substrate

    • Abstract: The effect of direct current (DC) on the wetting behavior of Cu substrate by liquid Ga–25In–13Sn alloy at room temperature is investigated using a sessile drop method. It is found that there is a critical value for current intensity, below which the decrease of contact angle with increasing current intensity is approximately linear and above which contact angle tends to a stable value from drop shape. Current polarity is a negligible factor in the observed trend. Additionally, the observed change in contact angles is translated into the corresponding change in solid-liquid interfacial tension using the equation of state for liquid interfacial tensions. The solid-liquid interfacial tension decreases under DC. DC-induced promotion of solute diffusion coefficient is likely to play an important role in determining the wettability and solid-liquid interfacial tension under DC.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Magnetic Phase Separation and Magnetic Moment Alignment in Ordered Alloys
           FE65Al35−xMx (Mx = Ga, B; x = 0; 5 at.%)

    • Abstract: The structure and the magnetic state of ordered Fe65 ( = Ga, B; = 0; 5 at.%) alloys are investigated using X-ray diffraction, Mössbauer spectroscopy, and magnetic measurements. The behavior of the magnetic characteristics and Mössbauer spectra of the binary alloy Fe65Al35 and the ternary alloy with gallium addition Fe65Al30Ga5 is explained in terms of the phase separation into two magnetic phases: a ferromagnetic one and a spin density wave. It is shown that the addition of boron to the initial binary alloy Fe65Al35 results in the ferromagnetic behavior of the ternary alloy.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Surface Dynamics Transition of Vacuum Vapor Deposited CH3NH3PbI3
           Perovskite Thin Films

    • Abstract: The growth dynamics of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite thin films on ITO covered glass substrate were investigated. The evolution of the film could be divided into two stages. A mound-like surface was obvious at the first stage. Stable dynamic scaling was observed for thicker films at the second stage. Through analyzing the scaling exponent, growth exponent , and 2D fast Fourier transform, it is concluded that, at the second stage, the growth mechanism of mound formation does not play a major role, and the film growth mechanism can be described by Mullins diffusion equation.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Effect of Oxygen Flow Rate on the Optical, Electrical, and Mechanical
           Properties of DC Sputtering ITO Thin Films

    • Abstract: This study presents the effect of oxygen flow rate on the optical, electrical, and mechanical properties of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films prepared by the DC magnetron sputtering technique. The oxygen flow rate was varied from 10 to 50 sccm. The ITO thin films deposition under different oxygen flow rates exhibits different properties. We used an optical spectrometer to measure the optical transmittance and a four-point probe instrument to determine the resistivity. A home-made Twyman-Green interferometer was used to evaluate residual stress and a microscopic interferometer was used to measure the surface roughness of ITO thin films. The experimental results show that the average optical transmittance is larger than 85% in visible range; the electrical resistivity has a minimum  ohm-cm for the oxygen flow of 10 sccm. The residual stress is varied from −0.15 GPa to −0.34 GPa in the range of 10–50 sccm. The root-mean-square (rms) surface roughness is changed from 2.64 nm to 2.74 nm as the oxygen flow rate increases. The results show that the oxygen flow rate has significant influence on the electrical resistivity, residual stress, and surface roughness of the ITO thin film.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • High Sensitivity Refractive Index Sensor by D-Shaped Fibers and Titanium
           Dioxide Nanofilm

    • Abstract: This paper presents a high sensitivity liquid refractive index (RI) sensor based on lossy mode resonance (LMR) effect. The D-shaped fibers coated with nanosized titanium dioxide (TiO2) thin film as a sensing head were submerged into different refractive index solutions. The variations in the optical spectrum of the proposed RI sensor with different refractive index solutions were measured. The LMR resonance peaks were used to determine the wavelength shifts with different refractive index solutions. The results show that the optical spectrum peaks shifted towards the longer wavelength side with increasing the refractive index. For the proposed fiber sensing head with a polishing residual thickness of 72 μm, the maximum shift of the absorption peak was 264 nm. The sensitivity of the proposed RI sensor was 4122 nm/RIU for the refractive index range from 1.333 to 1.398.
      PubDate: Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Modification of the Properties of Vanadium Oxide Thin Films by
           Plasma-Immersion Ion Implantation

    • Abstract: The paper describes the effect of doping with hydrogen and tungsten by means of plasma-immersion ion implantation (PIII) on the properties of vanadium dioxide and hydrated vanadium pentoxide films. It is shown that the parameters of the metal-insulator phase transition in VO2 thin films depend on the hydrogen implantation dose. Next, we explore the effect of PIII on composition, optical properties, and the internal electrochromic effect (IECE) in V2O5·nH2O films. The variations in the composition and structure caused by the hydrogen insertion, as well as those caused by the electrochromic effect, are studied by nuclear magnetic resonance, thermogravimetry, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray structural analysis. It is shown that the ion implantation-induced hydrogenation can substantially enhance the manifestation and performance of the IECE in V2O5 xerogel films. Finally, the effect of PIII-assisted doping with W on the parameters of electrical switching in Au/V2O5·nH2O/Au sandwich structures is examined. It is shown that implanting small tungsten doses improves the switching parameters after forming. When implanting large doses, switching is observed without electroforming, and if electroforming is applied, the switching effect, on the contrary, disappears.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Morphologic and Chemical Properties of PMMA/ATH Layers with Enhanced
           Abrasion Resistance Realised by Cold Plasma Spraying at Atmospheric

    • Abstract: This study investigated the morphologic and chemical properties of coatings based on PMMA/ATH powder and deposited by cold plasma spraying on wood and glass. Since the deposition of pure PMMA/ATH powder with air as process gas yielded coatings with insufficient abrasion resistance, two modifications of the basic process were investigated. Previous studies showed that replacing air as process gas with forming gas did not enhance the abrasion resistance, but the addition of a phenol-formaldehyde resin (PF) succeeded in stabilising the particle coatings. In this work, results from morphologic and chemical analysis suggested an encasement of the PMMA/ATH particles by plasma-modified PF and thus a fusion of individual particles, explaining the enhanced bonding. Moreover, adhesion tests confirmed an outstanding bonding between the coating and wood as well as glass, which is assumed to result from interactions between the PF’s hydroxyl groups and functional groups on the substrates’ surfaces. Studies on the wettability revealed a hydrophobic character of such coatings, therefore generally indicating a possible application, for example, to reduce water uptake by wooden materials.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Gravitation at the Josephson Junction

    • Abstract: A geometric potential from the kinetic term of a constrained to a curved hyperplane of space-time quantum superconducting condensate is derived. An energy conservation relation involving the geometric field at every material point in the superconductor is demonstrated. At a Josephson junction the energy conservation relation implies the possibility of transforming electric energy into geometric field energy, that is, curvature of space-time. Experimental procedures to verify that the Josephson junction can act as a voltage-to-curvature converter are discussed.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Anomalous Reflection of Acoustic Waves in Air with Metasurfaces at Low

    • Abstract: An acoustic metasurface made of a composite structure of cavity and membrane is proposed and numerically investigated. The target frequency is in the low frequency regime (570 Hz). The unit cells, which provide precise local phase modulation, are rather thin with thickness in the order around 1/5 of the working wavelength. The numerical simulations show that the designed metasurface can steer the reflected waves at will. By taking the advantage of this metasurface, an ultrathin planar acoustic axicon, acoustic lens, and acoustic nondiffracting Airy beam generator are realized. Our design method provides a new approach for the revolution of future acoustic devices.
      PubDate: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Pareto-Optimization of HTS CICC for High-Current Applications in

    • Abstract: The ENEA superconductivity laboratory developed a novel design for Cable-in-Conduit Conductors (CICCs) comprised of stacks of 2nd-generation REBCO coated conductors. In its original version, the cable was made up of 150 HTS tapes distributed in five slots, twisted along an aluminum core. In this work, taking advantage of a 2D finite element model, able to estimate the cable’s current distribution in the cross-section, a multiobjective optimization procedure was implemented. The aim of optimization was to simultaneously maximize both engineering current density and total current flowing inside the tapes when operating in self-field, by varying the cross-section layout. Since the optimization process involved both integer and real geometrical variables, the choice of an evolutionary search algorithm was strictly necessary. The use of an evolutionary algorithm in the frame of a multiple objective optimization made it an obliged choice to numerically approach the problem using a nonstandard fast-converging optimization algorithm. By means of this algorithm, the Pareto frontiers for the different configurations were calculated, providing a powerful tool for the designer to achieve the desired preliminary operating conditions in terms of engineering current density and/or total current, depending on the specific application field, that is, power transmission cable and bus bar systems.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Photocatalytic Surface Modification of PI Film for Electroless Copper

    • Abstract: This study investigated the surface modification of polyimide (PI) film through TiO2 photocatalytic treatment. The effects of TiO2 content, treatment duration, and UV power on the surface topography, surface contact angle, and adhesion strength of the surface-modified PI films were investigated. The results indicated that, after surface modification under the optimal photocatalytic conditions, the surface contact angle of the PI film decreased from 84.4° to 38.8°, and the adhesion strength between the PI film and the electroless copper film reached 0.78 kN/m. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis further demonstrated that carboxyl groups formed on the surface of the PI film after photocatalytic treatment. The surface hydrophilicity and adhesion strength of the surface-modified PI film were enhanced due to the numerous carboxyl groups formed on its surface. Therefore, the photocatalytic treatment is an environmentally friendly and effective method for the surface modification of PI films.
      PubDate: Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +000
  • Tadpole-Shaped POSS-Based Copolymers and the Aggregation Behavior at
           Air/Water Interface

    • Abstract: The aggregation behavior of three tadpole-shaped Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) based block copolymers using different blocks poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and poly(trifluoroethyl methacrylate) (PTFEMA) with different block sequence and ratio (POSS-PTFEMA161-b-PMMA236, POSS-PMMA277-b-PTFEMA130, and POSS-PMMA466-b-PTFEMA172) was investigated on the air-water interface. The interfacial rheology of three block copolymers was studied by surface pressure isotherm, compression modulus measurements, and compression and expansion hysteresis analysis on the Langmuir trough. The block sequence and ratio play a great role in self-assembly behavior at the interface. Based on surface pressure isotherm analysis, a thin film with low elasticity was achieved for the POSS-PTFEMA161-b-PMMA236. Moreover, for the block copolymer with same segment sequence (POSS-PMMA2-b-PTFEMA), the thin film compression capability is increased with increasing the PMMA ratio. The morphology of the deposited LB thin film was illustrated by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). We observed that a thin film was composed by crater-shaped quasi-2D micelles for POSS-PTFEMA-b-PMMA, while it was proved that only flaky texture was observed for both POSS-PMMA277-b-PTFEMA130 and POSS-PMMA466-b-PTFEMA172. The thickness and area of flaky aggregates were greatly related to PMMA ratio. The different interface self-assembly structure evolution was proposed based on the interfacial rheology and thin film morphology studies.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 09:26:45 +000
  • Characteristics of Local Modulation Beam Propagating through Spatial
           Filter System

    • Abstract: As local defects may significantly harm beam quality and affect safe operation, a systematic analysis of the ability of a spatial filter to alleviate these adverse effects is required. Thus, the evolutional characteristics of a beam modulated by a local defect propagating through a spatial filter system at an image reply plane and a downstream plane are analyzed in detail. Modulation stripes appear at the image reply plane; these are caused by the pinhole cutoff effect. The modulation degree increases with increasing defect size. The maximum intensification factor can reach 3.2 under certain conditions. Thus, the defect size should be restricted to a reasonable size for safe operation with a specified pinhole size. Moreover, a maximal value appears at the downstream plane, and the intensity enhances with increasing defect size. To ensure beam quality, the maximum allowable defect size and angle of the spatial filter should meet special constraints. The maximum allowable defect size is calculated based on practical configuration parameters.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2018 08:33:46 +000
  • A Direct Correlation between Viscosity and Liquid Structure in Cu-Sn

    • Abstract: The viscosity and liquid structure of (, ,,, at.%) melts were investigated. Temperature dependence of viscosity and correlation length all shows an exponential decay function (Arrhenius-type equation), which is similar to our former studied Cu-Ag alloys. The correlation between viscosity and liquid structure had been studied. A simple relation between viscosity and correlation length was found. The ratio of and shows a linear relationship with temperature, which is different from our former studied results in Cu-Ag alloys. Among the four Cu-Sn alloys, and alloys have higher activation energy for viscous flow , activation energy for structural evolution , and the slope of the linear relationship of / with temperature due to the clusters formation.
      PubDate: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +000
  • Development of a Voltage Compensation Type Active SFCL and Its Application

    • Abstract: Considering the rapid development of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials, superconducting power applications have attracted more and more attention in the power industry, particularly for electrical systems including renewable energy. This paper conducts experimental tests on a voltage compensation type active superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) prototype and explores the SFCL’s application in a permanent-magnet synchronous generator- (PMSG-) based wind turbine system. The SFCL prototype is composed of a three-phase air-core superconducting transformer and a voltage source converter (VSC) integrated with supercapacitor energy storage. According to the commissioning test and the current-limiting test, the SFCL prototype can automatically suppress the fault current and offer a highly controlled compensation voltage in series with the 132 V electrical test system. To expand the application of the active SFCL in a 10 kW class PMSG-based wind turbine system, digital simulations under different fault cases are performed in MATLAB/Simulink. From the demonstrated simulation results, using the active SFCL can help to maintain the power balance, mitigate the voltage-current fluctuation, and improve the wind energy efficiency. The active SFCL can be regarded as a feasible solution to assist the PMSG-based wind turbine system to achieve low-voltage ride-through (LVRT) operation.
      PubDate: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +000
  • External Electric Field Effect on Shallow Donor Impurity States in
           Zinc-Blende InxGa1−xN/GaN Symmetric Coupled Quantum Dots

    • Abstract: Based on the effective-mass approximation and variational procedure, the ground-state donor binding energy in a cylindrical zinc-blende /GaN symmetric coupled quantum dots (SCQDs) is investigated in the presence of the external electric field. Numerical results show that the donor binding energy increases firstly until a maximum value, and then it begins to drop quickly in all the cases with decreasing the dot radius. As the thickness of left dot and right dot decreases, the donor binding energy increases monotonically at first, reaches a maximum value, and then drops rapidly for an impurity ion located at the right dot center and the middle barrier center. Moreover, the donor binding energy for an impurity ion located at the center of the left dot is insensitive to the variation of dot thickness for large dot thickness due to the Stark effect. Meanwhile, the impurity position plays an important role on the change of the donor binding energy under the external electric field. In particular, the impurity position corresponding to the peak value of the donor binding energy is shifted toward the left QD with increasing the external electric field strength.
      PubDate: Sun, 03 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +000
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