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Boson Journal of Modern Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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Bulletin of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
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Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cells     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CERN courier. International journal of high energy physics     Free   (Followers: 7)
Chemical Physics of Solid Surfaces     Full-text available via subscription  
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Complex Analysis and its Synergies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 180)
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Computer Physics Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science     Full-text available via subscription  
Contemporary Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Contributions to Plasma Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Cryogenics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
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Current Science     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging     Full-text available via subscription  
Diamond and Related Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Doklady Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dynamical Properties of Solids     Full-text available via subscription  
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
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Electrospinning     Open Access  
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
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Engineering Failure Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
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European Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
European Journal of Physics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Frontiers in Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Geografiska Annaler, Series A : Physical Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Glass Physics and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Granular Matter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration     Full-text available via subscription  
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Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heat Transfer - Asian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
High Energy Density Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Pressure Research: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 65)
IET Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Il Colle di Galileo     Open Access  
Image Analysis & Stereology     Open Access  
Imaging Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
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Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics (IJRSP)     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
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Journal Cover Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
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   ISSN (Print) 1687-8108 - ISSN (Online) 1687-8124
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  • Phase Transitions and Magnetocaloric Properties in MnCo1−xZrxGe
           Compounds

    • Abstract: The structural, magnetic, and magnetocaloric properties of () have been studied through X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and magnetization measurements. Results indicate that the partial substitution of Zr for Co in decreases the martensitic transition temperature (). For = 0.02, was found to coincide with the ferromagnetic transition temperature () resulting in a first-order magnetostructural transition (MST). A further increase in zirconium concentration ( = 0.04) showed a single transition at . The MST from the paramagnetic to ferromagnetic state results in magnetic entropy changes () of 7.2 J/kgK for = 5 T at 274 K for = 0.02. The corresponding value of the relative cooling power (RCP) was found to be 266 J/kg for = 5 T. The observed large value of MCE and RCP makes this system a promising material for magnetic cooling applications.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:38:54 +000
       
  • Synthesis of a Novel Ce-bpdc for the Effective Removal of Fluoride from
           Aqueous Solution

    • Abstract: Ce-1,1′-biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid (Ce-bpdc), a novel type of metal organic framework, was synthesized and applied to remove excessive fluoride from water. The structure and morphology of Ce-bpdc were measured by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The effects, such as saturated adsorption capacity, , and pH, were investigated. The optimal pH value for fluoride adsorption was the range from 5 to 6. The coexisting bicarbonate anions have a little influence on fluoride removal. The fluoride adsorption over the Ce-bpdc adsorbent could reach its equilibrium in about 20 min. The Ce-bpdc coordination complex exhibited high binding capacity for fluoride ions. The maximum adsorption capacity calculated from Langmuir model was high up to 45.5 mg/g at 298 K (pH = 7.0) and the removal efficiency was greater than 80%. In order to investigate the mechanism of fluoride removal, various adsorption isotherms such as Langmuir and Freundlich were fitted. The experimental data revealed that the Langmuir isotherm gave a more satisfactory fit for fluoride removal. Finally, the tested results of ground water samples from three places, Yuefang, Jiangji, and Sanyi which exhibited high removal efficiency, also demonstrate the potential utility of the Ce-bpdc as an effective adsorbent.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Excitation Spectrum of the Néel Ensemble of Antiferromagnetic
           Nanoparticles as Revealed in Mössbauer Spectroscopy

    • Abstract: The excitation spectrum of the Néel ensemble of antiferromagnetic nanoparticles with uncompensated magnetic moment is deduced in the two-sublattice approximation following the exact solution of equations of motion for magnetizations of sublattices. This excitation spectrum represents four excitation branches corresponding to the normal modes of self-consistent regular precession of magnetizations of sublattices and the continuous spectrum of nutations of magnetizations accompanying these normal modes. Nontrivial shape of the excitation spectrum as a function of the value of uncompensated magnetic moment corresponds completely to the quantum-mechanical calculations earlier performed. This approach allows one to describe also Mössbauer absorption spectra of slowly relaxing antiferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic nanoparticles and, in particular, to give a phenomenological interpretation of macroscopic quantum effects observed earlier in experimental absorption spectra and described within the quantum-mechanical representation.
      PubDate: Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:41:05 +000
       
  • Fast Switching 4H-SiC P-i-n Structures Fabricated by Low Temperature
           Diffusion of Al

    • Abstract: P-i-n 4H-SiC diode structures are fabricated by a new approach which is low temperature diffusion of aluminium (Al) in SiC using flow of vacancy defects from surface into volume of crystal. In conventional diffusion in SiC, the operating temperature is usually >2050°C while, in this approach, the diffusion temperature is between 1150 and 1300°C. As the conditions of formation of junction in this method essentially differ from conventional diffusion (low temperature and process of diffusion are accompanied by forming structure defects), it is interesting to identify the advantages and disadvantages of a new method of diffusion. Fabricated p-i-n structures have low breakdown voltage between 80 and 140 V (due to the influence of dislocations and micropipes) and are capable of operating at temperatures up to 300°C. Structure has fast switching time and duration of the reverse recovery current less than 10 ns. We believe that because of low diffusion temperature, the concentration of nitrogen related trapping levels is relatively low and as a result the fast switching time is observed in our samples. It has been shown that this low temperature diffusion technology can be used to fabricate -region and high resistive -region of SiC diode in single-step process.
      PubDate: Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Amorphization Effect for Kondo Semiconductor CeRu2Al10

    • Abstract: We measured the magnetic susceptibility , electrical resistivity , and specific heat of a sputtered amorphous (a-)CeRu2Al10 alloy. value for a-CeRu2Al10 alloy follows a Curie-Weiss paramagnetic behavior in the high-temperature region, and magnetic transition was not observed down to 2 K. The effective paramagnetic moment is 1.19 /Ce-atom. The resistivity shows a typical disordered alloy behavior, that is, small temperature dependence for the whole temperature range. We observed an enhancement of and in the low-temperature region of  K. The enhancement in is suppressed by applying a magnetic field. It is suggested that this behavior is caused by the Kondo effect.
      PubDate: Wed, 24 May 2017 07:57:39 +000
       
  • Resonant Scattering and Energy Relaxation in Quantum Dot Systems

    • Abstract: We propose a new Auger-like mechanism for energy relaxation in quantum dots (QD) driven by resonant scattering of delocalized wetting layer (WL) carriers. It is demonstrated that resonant scattering leads to a considerable increase in the relaxation rate that can explain experimentally obtained relaxation rates. Analytical results for the relaxation rate are obtained for rectangular dots revealing a weak logarithmic dependence on the dot depth and level density. Comparing results for a rectangular and a parabolic QD model we conclude that the relaxation rate is not very sensitive to a chosen model.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 May 2017 07:34:11 +000
       
  • Characteristic Evaluation of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Prepared with
           Stamp Printing Technique

    • Abstract: We have reported on a stamp printing technique that uses PET release film as a printing stamp to deposit TPBi thin film served as the electron transport layer of the organic light-emitting diodes. TPBi thin film was printed with a good uniformity and resolution. Effect of deposition conditions on optical and electrical properties and surface roughness of TPBi thin film have been studied under spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, respectively. It is found that characteristic of TPBi thin film is improved via controlled stamp temperature and time. Since TPBi thin film exhibits the surface morphology comparable to that of conventional spin-coating thin film, our findings suggest that PET release film-based stamp printing approach is possible to use as an alternative deposition of the organic thin film as compared with a traditional one.
      PubDate: Wed, 10 May 2017 08:16:59 +000
       
  • Light Polarization Using Ferrofluids and Magnetic Fields

    • Abstract: We are presenting an experimental setup based on polarized light, enabling the visualization of the magnetic field of magnetic assemblies using a Hele-Shaw cell filled with ferrofluids. We have simulated the observed patterns with hypergeometric polynomials.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Stability and Dissipation of Many Components’ Systems and
           Application to Metamaterials

    • Abstract: Dykhne’s method, based on rotational symmetry of two-dimensional equations of constant direct current, was applied to study the properties of the medium, consisting of reactances—of inductors and capacitors (nondissipative elements). The exact solution for the 4-component system consisting of the two different types of 2 inductors and 2 capacitors, randomly placed and connected, was obtained. The obtained solution for investigated system has the two features: (1) the finite dissipation in the nondissipative system of inductors and capacitors; (2) appearance of plateau—the constant value of effective conductivity in a wide range of concentrations of components. The obtained results were useful for description of composite metamaterials.
      PubDate: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:09:46 +000
       
  • Magnetic Properties of Sm-Fe-N/Co-B Composite Magnets Prepared by Chemical
           Reduction

    • Abstract: An attempt was made to produce Sm-Fe-N/Co-B composite magnets by chemical reduction. It was found that a composite powder consisting of Sm-Fe-N particles coated with fine Co-B particles could be obtained by chemical reduction. The Sm-Fe-N/Co-B composite powder acted as a single hard magnetic phase and showed a smooth hysteresis loop. The composite powder exhibited a higher remanence of 93.1 Am2/kg and a higher coercivity of 0.45 MA/m than a mixture of the Sm-Fe-N powder and Co-B powder prepared by a similar procedure but using a higher concentration of aqueous solution for the chemical reduction.
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Stability of Bar Code Information Stored in Magnetic Nanowire Arrays

    • Abstract: Firmware applications such as security codes, magnetic keys, and similar products can be stored in magnetic bar codes similar to optical bar codes. This can be achieved on the triangular lattice present in porous alumina, whose pori can be filled by magnetic material, over which magnetic bar codes can be inscribed. We study the conditions to improve the durability of the stored information by minimizing the repulsive energy among wires with parallel magnetization within the same bar but interacting with attractive energy with wires in the neighboring bar. The following parameters are varied to minimize the energy of the system: relative amount of magnetization orientation within the bar code area in any orientation, width of the bars, and distribution of wider bars to the outside or to the inside of the code. It is found that durability of the code is favored for equal amount of magnetization in each direction, abundance of narrow bars trying to locate a few wider ones towards the center. Three real commercial optical bar codes taken at random were mapped into magnetic bar codes; it is found that the corresponding magnetic energies are similar to those analyzed here which provides a realistic test for this approach.
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:24:12 +000
       
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Ferromagnetism in Co-Doped Indium Tin Oxide
           Revealed Using X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism

    • Abstract: The effects of high-temperature annealing on ferromagnetic Co-doped Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) thin films have been investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), magnetometry, and X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD). Following annealing, the magnetometry results indicate the formation of Co clusters with a significant increase in the saturation magnetization of the thin films arising from defects introduced during cluster formation. However, sum rule analysis of the element-specific XMCD results shows that the magnetic moment at the Co sites is reduced after annealing. The effects of annealing demonstrate that the ferromagnetism observed in the as-deposited Co-doped ITO films arises from intrinsic defects and cannot be related to the segregation of metallic Co clusters.
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:44:35 +000
       
  • The Tunnelling Current through Oscillating Resonance and the Sisyphus
           Effect

    • Abstract: The tunnelling current through an oscillating resonance level is thoroughly investigated exactly numerically and with several approximations—analytically. It is shown that while the oscillations can increase the tunnelling current (and in several cases the increase is exponentially large), their main effect is to reduce it dramatically at certain energies. In fact, the current in the presence of the oscillations cannot increase the maximum current of the adiabatic solution. That is why, while the elevator effect does occur in this system, the Sisyphus effect is the more dominant and prominent one.
      PubDate: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Study of Low Voltage Prebreakdown Sites in Multicrystalline Si Based Cells
           by the LBIC, EL, and EDS Methods

    • Abstract: Breakdown sites in multicrystalline Si solar cells have been studied by reverse-bias electroluminescence, electron beam induced current (EBIC) and laser beam induced current (LBIC), and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy methods. In the breakdown sites revealed by EL at small reverse bias (~5 V), the enhanced aluminum and oxygen concentration is revealed. Such breakdowns can be located inside the depletion region because they are not revealed by the EBIC or LBIC methods. Breakdowns revealed by EL at larger bias correlate well with extended defects in the EBIC and LBIC images.
      PubDate: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Design and Fabrication of a Novel Wideband DNG Metamaterial with the
           Absorber Application in Microwave X-Band

    • Abstract: A novel metamaterial, which exhibits a wideband double negative behavior in X-band, is proposed, designed, and investigated in this paper. The metamaterial is composed of modified S-shaped split-ring resonators (S-SRR). The periodic structure is designed and simulated using CST MWs. Next, the experiments are carried out, and it is shown that the simulation and the experimental results agree well and the designed structure has a wide bandwidth in X-band. An absorber application of this metamaterial is also provided, and the structure can be used as an absorber with absorption rate of over 80% for the polarization angles between 0° and 40°.
      PubDate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Influence of Pressure on the Temperature Dependence of Quantum Oscillation
           Phenomena in Semiconductors

    • Abstract: The influence of pressure on the oscillations of Shubnikov-de Haas (ShdH) and de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) in semiconductors is studied. Working formula for the calculation of the influence of hydrostatic pressure on the Landau levels of electrons is obtained. The temperature dependence of quantum oscillations for different pressures is determined. The calculation results are compared with experimental data. It is shown that the effect of pressure on the band gap is manifested to oscillations and ShdH and dHvA effects in semiconductors.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Geometrically Tunable Transverse Electric Field in Multilayered Structures

    • Abstract: Appearance of a transverse component in dc electric field with respect to the applied current is investigated in periodic multilayer composite structures made of nanometer-to-micrometer scale alternating layers of two different homogeneous and isotropic conducting materials. Dependence of the transverse electric field on geometrical orientation of the layers is examined using the coordinate transformation approach. Electric field bending angle as a function of the layers’ resistivity ratio is studied in detail. It is shown that both the direction and the magnitude of the field can be changed using orientation angle of the layers as a tuning parameter.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:34:27 +000
       
  • Corrigendum to “Impact of Pressure and Brine Salinity on Capillary
           Pressure-Water Saturation Relations in Geological CO2 Sequestration”

    • PubDate: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Lattice Dynamics and Transport Properties of Multiferroic DyMn2O5

    • Abstract: We have investigated the optical and electrical properties of polycrystalline DyM synthesized by sol-gel method. Analysis of the reflectivity spectrum has led to the observation of 18 infrared (IR) active phonon modes out of 36 predicted ones. We discuss the results in terms of different phonon bands originated as a result of atomic vibrations. Moreover, the optical energy band gap of  eV has been estimated from optical conductivity spectrum. The energy band gap and optical transitions were also determined from UV-visible absorption spectrum and band gap of  eV was estimated. Moreover, DC electrical resistivity shows the p-type polaronic conduction above room temperature.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Spin Transport and Magnetism in Low-Dimensional Materials

    • PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:45:16 +000
       
  • Wideband Negative Permittivity and Double Negative Fishnet-Mushroom-Like
           Metamaterial in X-Band Waveguide

    • Abstract: A Fishnet-Mushroom-like metamaterial electromagnetic behaviour is represented in -parameters numerically and experimentally for X-band frequencies arena. The design has introduced a dielectric substrate as a host with metallic parts. The proposed design is predicted to provide the electromagnetic band gap characterization with desired reiterative characteristic parameters, negative permittivity, and negative permeability exhibiting a double negative left-handed region, which is identified with the X-band regime with good agreement between the simulated and the measured results.
      PubDate: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:40:51 +000
       
  • Experimental Study on Ferromagnetic Shunt Effects on the Critical Current
           of BSCCO Tape in Stacked Conductors

    • Abstract: In the 200 m high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable test facility at Chubu University constructed in 2010, a three-layer structure of the tapes in the cable is employed for obtaining the high current capacity up to 2 kA. Previous study shows that the critical current is affected by the layout of the tapes such as gaps and the current feeding mode. In the stacked tape conductors, the critical current of BSCCO tapes shows strong dependence on the current feeding directions between the tapes. The critical current is improved when the opposite-direction current is applied to them and degraded for the same-direction current feeding mode because of strong magnetic field interaction between them from the transport current in each tape. This paper presents the measurements of the critical currents of a BSCCO tape in the stacked conductors with the ferromagnetic materials. By using the ferromagnetic materials surrounding the tapes, self-field of HTS tapes is affected and their critical currents are improved by more than 10%. Ferromagnetic shunt effects on the critical current of HTS tape are reported through the magnetic field analysis.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:41:55 +000
       
  • Magnetoresistance Effect in NiFe/BP/NiFe Vertical Spin Valve Devices

    • Abstract: Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides are emerging candidates for spintronic applications. Here, we report magnetoresistance (MR) properties of a black phosphorus (BP) spin valve devices consisting of thin BP flakes contacted by NiFe ferromagnetic (FM) electrodes. The spin valve effect has been observed from room temperature to 4 K, with MR magnitudes of 0.57% at 4 K and 0.23% at 300 K. In addition, the spin valve resistance is found to decrease monotonically as temperature is decreased, indicating that the BP thin film works as a conductive interlayer between the NiFe electrodes.
      PubDate: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:18:13 +000
       
  • Low Temperature Conductivity in -Type Noncompensated Silicon below
           Insulator-Metal Transition

    • Abstract: We investigate the transport properties of -type noncompensated silicon below the insulator-metal transition by measuring the electrical and magnetoresistances as a function of temperature for the interval 2–300 K. Experimental data are analyzed taking into account possible simple activation and hopping mechanisms of the conductivity in the presence of two impurity bands, the upper and lower Hubbard bands (UHB and LHB, resp.). We demonstrate that the charge transport develops with decreasing temperature from the band edge activation (110–300 K) to the simple activation with much less energy associated with the activation motion in the UHB (28–90 K). Then, the Mott-type variable range hopping (VRH) with spin dependent hops occurs (5–20 K). Finally, the VRH in the presence of the hard gap (HG) between LHB and UHB (2–4 K) takes place. We propose the empiric expression for the low density of states which involves both the UHB and LHB and takes into account the crossover from the HG regime to the Mott-type VRH with increasing temperature. This allows us to fit the low experimental data with high accuracy.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:09:42 +000
       
  • Mesoporous SnO2 Nanowires: Synthesis and Ethanol Sensing Properties

    • Abstract: The mesoporous SnO2 nanowires composed of nanoparticles and nanopores have been successfully synthesized within the nanochannels of anodic alumina oxide templates by a facile sol-gel method. XRD, SEM, and HRTEM were used to characterize the synthesized mesoporous SnO2 nanowires. The sensing property of the mesoporous SnO2 nanowires in ethanol detection also has been studied. The as-prepared product displays excellent the high sensitivity, rapid response, and excellent repeatability to ethanol. The detection limit of the mesoporous SnO2 nanowires to ethanol reaches 1 ppm. The sensing mechanism of the mesoporous SnO2 nanowires has been further discussed. It is expected that the mesoporous SnO2 nanowires might become a good sensing material for promising industrial applications.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Snowflake-Shaped ZnO Nanostructures-Based Gas Sensor for Sensitive
           Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds

    • Abstract: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been considered severe risks to human health. Gas sensors for the sensitive detection of VOCs are highly required. However, the preparation of gas-sensing materials with a high gas diffusion performance remains a great challenge. Here, through a simple hydrothermal method accompanied with a subsequent thermal treatment, a special porous snowflake-shaped ZnO nanostructure was presented for sensitive detection of VOCs including diethyl ether, methylbenzene, and ethanol. The fabricated gas sensors exhibit a good sensing performance including high responses to VOCs and a short response/recovery time. The responses of the ZnO-based gas sensor to 100 ppm ethanol, methylbenzene, and diethyl ether are about 27, 21, and 11, respectively, while the response times to diethyl ether and methylbenzene are less than 10 seconds. The gas adsorption-desorption kinetics is also investigated, which shows that the gas-sensing behaviors to different target gases are remarkably different, making it possible for target recognition in practical applications.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of NdFeB Films through Nd Surface
           Diffusion Process

    • Abstract: Ta/Nd/NdFeB/Nd/Ta films were deposited by magnetron sputtering on Si (100) substrates and subsequently annealed for 30 min at 923 K in vacuum. It was found that the microstructure and magnetic properties of Ta/Nd/NdFeB/Nd/Ta films strongly depend on the NdFeB layer thickness. With NdFeB layer thickness increasing, both the grain size and the strain firstly reduce and then increase. When NdFeB layer thickness is 750 nm, the strain reaches the minimum value. Meanwhile, both the in-plane and perpendicular coercivities firstly drastically increase and then slowly decrease with NdFeB layer thickness increasing. The highest in-plane and perpendicular coercivities can be obtained at NdFeB layer thickness of 750 nm, which are 21.2 kOe and 19.5 kOe, respectively. In addition, the high remanence ratio (remanent magnetization/saturation magnetization) of 0.87 can also be achieved in Ta/Nd/NdFeB (750 nm)/Nd/Ta film.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • An Improved Theoretical Approach to Study Electromagnetic Waves through
           Fiber Bragg Gratings

    • Abstract: We show that using the theory of finite periodic systems we obtain an improved approach to calculate transmission coefficients and transmission times of electromagnetic waves propagating through fiber Bragg gratings. We discuss similarities, advantages, and differences between this approach and the well known less accurate one coupled mode approximation and the pseudo-Floquet Mathieu functions approach.
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +000
       
  • Magnetothermopower in A2−xLaxFeMoO6 (A = Sr, Ba)

    • Abstract: A magnetothermopower has been observed in electronically spin-polarized polycrystalline and Ba2FeMoO6. The magnetothermopower is linear up to ~50 K for and linear up to ~270 K for Ba2FeMoO6. We suggest that the magnetothermopower may arise from a spin-tunneling magnetothermopower between the grains.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:03:28 +000
       
  • Profile of a Faceted Macrostep Caused by Anomalous Surface Tension

    • Abstract: The height profile of a macrostep on a vicinal surface near equilibrium is studied numerically using a restricted solid-on-solid model with a point-contact-type step-step attraction (p-RSOS model). We calculate the surface tension of vicinal surfaces around the (001) surface inclined towards the direction using the density-matrix-renormalization group method. We also calculate the height profiles of vicinal surfaces using the Monte Carlo method and study the connection between the height profile of the macrostep near equilibrium and the discontinuous surface tension. We find that the height profile of a macrostep on a vicinal surface near equilibrium can be classified depending on the zone in the faceting diagram where the system exists. We also find finite size effects both for the height profile and for the inhibition of the macrostep motion in the relaxation process to the equilibrium state.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:42:48 +000
       
 
 
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