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Free Charge Carrier Properties In Two-Dimensional Materials And Monoclinic Oxides Studied By Optical Hall Effect, Sean Knight Aug 2020

Free Charge Carrier Properties In Two-Dimensional Materials And Monoclinic Oxides Studied By Optical Hall Effect, Sean Knight

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from Electrical & Computer Engineering

In this dissertation, optical Hall effect (OHE) measurements are used to determine the free charge carrier properties of important two-dimensional materials and monoclinic oxides. Two-dimensional material systems have proven useful in high-frequency electronic devices due to their unique properties, such as high mobility, which arise from their two-dimensional nature. Monoclinic oxides exhibit many desirable characteristics, for example low-crystal symmetry which could lead to anisotropic carrier properties. Here, single-crystal monoclinic gallium oxide, an AlInN/GaN-based high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) structure, and epitaxial graphene are studied as examples. To characterize these material systems, the OHE measurement technique is employed. The OHE is a ...


Generalized Magnetoelectronic Circuit Theory And Spin Relaxation At Interfaces In Magnetic Multilayers, G. G. Baez Flores, Alexey Kovalev, Mark Van Schilfgaarde, K. D. Belashchenko Jun 2020

Generalized Magnetoelectronic Circuit Theory And Spin Relaxation At Interfaces In Magnetic Multilayers, G. G. Baez Flores, Alexey Kovalev, Mark Van Schilfgaarde, K. D. Belashchenko

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Spin transport at metallic interfaces is an essential ingredient of various spintronic device concepts, such as giant magnetoresistance, spin-transfer torque, and spin pumping. Spin-orbit coupling plays an important role in many such devices. In particular, spin current is partially absorbed at the interface due to spin-orbit coupling. We develop a general magnetoelectronic circuit theory and generalize the concept of spin-mixing conductance, accounting for various mechanisms responsible for spin-flip scattering. For the special case when exchange interactions dominate, we give a simple expression for the spin-mixing conductance in terms of the contributions responsible for spin relaxation (i.e., spin memory loss ...


Symmetry And Interface Considerations For Interactions On Mos2, Prescott E. Evans May 2020

Symmetry And Interface Considerations For Interactions On Mos2, Prescott E. Evans

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

The critical role of symmetry, in adsorbate-MoS2 interactions, has been demonstrated through a variety of electronic structure, topology, and catalytic studies of MoS2 and MoS2 composites.A combination of density functional theory and experiment exhibiting diiodobenzene isomer dependent adsorption rates highlight frontier orbital symmetry as key to adsorption on MoS2. It is clear that the geometry and symmetry of MoS2 influences the creation and stability of surface defects, that in turn affect catalytic activity and a myriad of other applications. We have shown that surface reactions such the methanol to methoxy reaction can create defects ...


A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan Apr 2020

A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan

CSE Technical reports

We derive the numerical value of the fine structure constant in purely number-theoretic terms, under the assumption that in a system of charges between two parallel conducting plates, the Casimir energy and the mutual Coulomb interaction energy agree.


A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan Apr 2020

A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

We derive the numerical value of the fine structure constant $\alpha$ in purely number-theoretic terms, under the assumption that in a system of charges between two parallel conducting plates, the Casimir energy and the mutual Coulomb interaction energy agree.


A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan Apr 2020

A Note On The Fine Structure Constant, Bilal Khan, Irshadullah Khan

Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

We derive the numerical value of the fine structure constant in purely number-theoretic terms, under the assumption that in a system of charges between two parallel conducting plates, the Casimir energy and the mutual Coulomb interaction energy agree.


Measurements Of Radio Pulse Reception With Stations Of The Ara Experiment Based On The Spicecore Pulser Data Set, Jesse Osborn, Ilya Kravchenko Dr. Apr 2020

Measurements Of Radio Pulse Reception With Stations Of The Ara Experiment Based On The Spicecore Pulser Data Set, Jesse Osborn, Ilya Kravchenko Dr.

UCARE Research Products

The Askaryan Radio Array Experiment located near the South Pole works to pinpoint specific instances of neutrinos from outside the solar system interacting with nucleons inside the Antarctic ice. Neutrinos are a subatomic particle that has nearly no mass and a net neutral charge. As they are, neutrinos tend not to interact with anything as they travel through space which means they can provide us with information about events occurring far from Earth that might not be easily attained through other methods. Neutrinos are known to be emitted from a myriad of sources, including the Sun, the interaction between cosmic ...


Got Science? Club, Nora Husein, Randa Ismail Apr 2020

Got Science? Club, Nora Husein, Randa Ismail

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Got Science? Club allows students to learn about the science that can be found in our daily lives using everyday items such as food and school supplies. Students will learn about these sciences through hands-on experiments, allowing them to truly experience the science around them.


Overview Of Trends In Indian Optics Research (2008 – 2018), Mallikarjun Kappi, Biradar B S Feb 2020

Overview Of Trends In Indian Optics Research (2008 – 2018), Mallikarjun Kappi, Biradar B S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study deals with the assessment of Indian optics research output as reflected in Web of Science (WOS) database for the period 2008 to 2018 for identifying the research output in the field of optics literature. It also provides a comparative evaluation and performance of different types of scientometric indicators, such as number of publications, number of citations and collaboration from India. The Indian optics research has increased exponentially over the last decade.


Detection Of Decoupled Surface And Bulk States In Epitaxial Orthorhombic Sriro3 Thin Films, Prescott E. Evans, Takashi Komesu, Le Zhang, Ding-Fu Shao, Andrew J. Yost, Shiv Kumar, Eike F. Schwier, Kenya Shimada, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Xia Hong, P. A. Dowben Jan 2020

Detection Of Decoupled Surface And Bulk States In Epitaxial Orthorhombic Sriro3 Thin Films, Prescott E. Evans, Takashi Komesu, Le Zhang, Ding-Fu Shao, Andrew J. Yost, Shiv Kumar, Eike F. Schwier, Kenya Shimada, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Xia Hong, P. A. Dowben

Peter Dowben Publications

We report the experimental evidence of evolving lattice distortion in high quality epitaxial orthorhombic SrIrO3(001) thin films fully strained on (001) SrTiO3 substrates. Angle-resolved X-ray photoemission spectroscopy studies show that the surface layer of 5 nm SrIrO3 films is Sr–O terminated, and subsequent layers recover the semimetallic state, with the band structure consistent with an orthorhombic SrIrO3(001) having the lattice constant of the substrate. While there is no band folding in the experimental band structure, additional super-periodicity is evident in low energy electron diffraction measurements, suggesting the emergence of a transition layer with crystal symmetry evolving from ...


Rod-Shape Theranostic Nanoparticles Facilitate Antiretroviral Drug Biodistribution And Activity In Human Immunodeficiency Virus Susceptible Cells And Tissues, Bhavesh D. Kevadiya, Brendan Ottemann, Insiya Z. Mukadam, Laura Castellanos, Kristen Sikora, James R. Hilaire, Jatin Machhi, Jonathan Herskovitz, Dhruvkumar Soni, Mahmudul Hasan, Wenting Zhang, Anandakumar Sarella, Jered Garrison, Joellyn Mcmillan, Benson Edagwa, R. Lee Mosley, Richard W. Vachet, Howard E. Gendelman Jan 2020

Rod-Shape Theranostic Nanoparticles Facilitate Antiretroviral Drug Biodistribution And Activity In Human Immunodeficiency Virus Susceptible Cells And Tissues, Bhavesh D. Kevadiya, Brendan Ottemann, Insiya Z. Mukadam, Laura Castellanos, Kristen Sikora, James R. Hilaire, Jatin Machhi, Jonathan Herskovitz, Dhruvkumar Soni, Mahmudul Hasan, Wenting Zhang, Anandakumar Sarella, Jered Garrison, Joellyn Mcmillan, Benson Edagwa, R. Lee Mosley, Richard W. Vachet, Howard E. Gendelman

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Human immunodeficiency virus theranostics facilitates the development of long acting (LA) antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by defining drug-particle cell depots. Optimal drug formulations are made possible based on precise particle composition, structure, shape and size. Through the creation of rod-shaped particles of defined sizes reflective of native LA drugs, theranostic probes can be deployed to measure particle-cell and tissue biodistribution, antiretroviral activities and drug retention.

Methods: Herein, we created multimodal rilpivirine (RPV) 177lutetium labeled bismuth sulfide nanorods (177LuBSNRs) then evaluated their structure, morphology, configuration, chemical composition, biological responses and adverse reactions. Particle biodistribution was analyzed by single photon emission ...


Interfacial Contributions To Spin-Orbit Torque And Magnetoresistance In Ferromagnet/Heavy-Metal Bilayers, Kirill Belashchenko, Alexey Kovalev, Mark Van Schilfgaarde Jan 2020

Interfacial Contributions To Spin-Orbit Torque And Magnetoresistance In Ferromagnet/Heavy-Metal Bilayers, Kirill Belashchenko, Alexey Kovalev, Mark Van Schilfgaarde

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The thickness dependence of spin-orbit torque and magnetoresistance in ferromagnet/heavy-metal bilayers is studied using the first-principles nonequilibrium Green’s function formalism combined with the Anderson disorder model. A systematic expansion in orthogonal vector spherical harmonics is used for the angular dependence of the torque. The dampinglike torque in Co/Pt and Co/Au bilayers can be described as a sum of the spin-Hall contribution, which increases with thickness in agreement with the spin-diffusion model, and a comparable interfacial contribution. The magnetoconductance in the plane perpendicular to the current in Co/Pt bilayers is of the order of a conductance ...


Intrinsic Spin Nernst Effect Of Magnons In A Noncollinear Antiferromagnet, Bo Li, Shane Sandhoefner, Alexey Kovalev Jan 2020

Intrinsic Spin Nernst Effect Of Magnons In A Noncollinear Antiferromagnet, Bo Li, Shane Sandhoefner, Alexey Kovalev

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

We investigate the intrinsic magnon spin current in a noncollinear antiferromagnetic insulator. We introduce a definition of the magnon spin current in a noncollinear antiferromagnet and find that it is in general nonconserved, but for certain symmetries and spin polarizations the averaged effect of nonconserving terms can vanish. We formulate a general linear response theory for magnons in noncollinear antiferromagnets subject to a temperature gradient and analyze the effect of symmetries on the response tensor. We apply this theory to single-layer potassium iron jarosite KFe3(OH)6(SO4)2 and predict a measurable spin current response.


Magnonic Analog Of The Edelstein Effect In Antiferromagnetic Insulators, Bo Li, Alexander Mook, Aldo Raeliarijaona, Alexey Kovalev Jan 2020

Magnonic Analog Of The Edelstein Effect In Antiferromagnetic Insulators, Bo Li, Alexander Mook, Aldo Raeliarijaona, Alexey Kovalev

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

We investigate the nonequilibrium spin polarization due to a temperature gradient in antiferromagnetic insulators, which is the magnonic analog of the inverse spin-galvanic effect of electrons. We derive a linear-response theory of a temperature-gradient-induced spin polarization for collinear and noncollinear antiferromagnets, which comprises both extrinsic and intrinsic contributions. We apply our theory to several noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnetic insulators, i.e., to a one-dimensional antiferromagnetic spin chain, a single layer of kagome noncollinear antiferromagnet,e.g.,KFe3(OH)6(SO4)2,and a noncollinear breathing pyrochlore antiferromagnet, e.g., LiGaCr4O8. The shapes of our numerically evaluated response tensors agree with those implied ...


Attosecond Electron Bunch Measurement With Coherent Nonlinear Thomson Scattering, Colton Fruhling, Gregory V. Golovin, Donald Umstadter Jan 2020

Attosecond Electron Bunch Measurement With Coherent Nonlinear Thomson Scattering, Colton Fruhling, Gregory V. Golovin, Donald Umstadter

Donald Umstadter Publications

We present a novel method for measurement of ultrashort electron-bunch duration, in principle, as short as zeptosecond (10−21 s). The method employs nonlinear Thomson scattering of relativistically intense laser light, and takes advantage of the nonlinear dependence and coherence of scattered light on electron bunch length. We validate the method and test its range of applicability via simulations by using realistic (nonideal) electron beams. Due to the wide flexibility in choice of interaction geometry and scattering laser pulse properties enabled by the method, it is shown to be applicable over a wide range of electron beam parameters, including energy ...


Global Research Productivity In Nuclear Waste Management: A Scientometric Analysis, Fayaz Ahmad Loan, Ufaira Yaseen Jan 2020

Global Research Productivity In Nuclear Waste Management: A Scientometric Analysis, Fayaz Ahmad Loan, Ufaira Yaseen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Scientometrics has emerged as one of the prominent and fast-growing fields in the Library and Information Sciences. The present study also deals with the scientometric aspect of one of the prominent fields of Nuclear Science and Technology i.e. Nuclear Waste Management. The data for the said study has been collected from the Web of Science database over the period 1989-2019. The results reveal that a total of 1824 publications have been published on Nuclear Waste Management and the highest number has been contributed by the USA (23.7%) of the total global output. Most of the Nuclear Waste Management ...


Chiral Magnetism And High-Temperature Skyrmions In B20-Ordered Co-Si, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Priyanka Manchanda, Rabindra Pahari, Zhen Chen, Wenyong Zhang, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Anandakumar Sarella, Lanping Yue, Ahsan Ullah, Pratibha Dev, David A. Muller, Ralph Skomski, George C. Hadjipanayis, David J. Sellmyer Jan 2020

Chiral Magnetism And High-Temperature Skyrmions In B20-Ordered Co-Si, Balamurugan Balasubramanian, Priyanka Manchanda, Rabindra Pahari, Zhen Chen, Wenyong Zhang, Shah R. Valloppilly, Xingzhong Li, Anandakumar Sarella, Lanping Yue, Ahsan Ullah, Pratibha Dev, David A. Muller, Ralph Skomski, George C. Hadjipanayis, David J. Sellmyer

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Magnets with chiral crystal structures and helical spin structures have recently attracted much attention as potential spin-electronics materials, but their relatively low magnetic-ordering temperatures are a disadvantage. While cobalt has long been recognized as an element that promotes high-temperature magnetic ordering, most Co-rich alloys are achiral and exhibit collinear rather than helimagnetic order. Crystallographically, the B20-ordered compound CoSi is an exception due to its chiral structure, but it does not exhibit any kind of magnetic order. Here, we use nonequilibrium processing to produce B20-ordered Co1+xSi1−x with a maximum Co solubility of x = 0.043. Above ...


Svat4: A Computer Program For Visualization And Analysis Of Crystal Structures, Xingzhong Li Jan 2020

Svat4: A Computer Program For Visualization And Analysis Of Crystal Structures, Xingzhong Li

Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

SVAT4 is a computer program for interactive visualization of three-dimensional crystal structures, including chemical bonds and magnetic moments. A wide range of functions, e.g. revealing atomic layers and polyhedral clusters, are available for further structural analysis. Atomic sizes, colors, appearance, view directions and view modes (orthographic or perspective views) are adjustable. Customized work for the visualization and analysis can be saved and then reloaded. SVAT4 provides a template to simplify the process of preparation of a new data file. SVAT4 can generate high-quality images for publication and animations for presentations. The usability of SVAT4 is broadened by a software ...


Growth And Characterization Of Organic Ferroelectric And Magnetic Thin Films, Xuanyuan Jiang Dec 2019

Growth And Characterization Of Organic Ferroelectric And Magnetic Thin Films, Xuanyuan Jiang

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Compared to inorganic materials, organic materials are environmentally friendly, flexible, and often with low cost. Inspired by these advantages, organic materials-based electronics have been intensively studied for comparable or better functionalities to inorganic electronics.

This dissertation mainly focuses on the growth and characterizations of organic ferroelectrics and magnetic thin films. For organic ferroelectrics, we investigate the growth and ferroelectric measurements of thin film croconic acid (CA), a proton-transfer molecular ferroelectric (FE) material with a large spontaneous polarization and a small coercive field, as well as the origin of ferroelectricity in CA in terms of the photostriction effect, including the discovery ...


Measurement Of The Production Cross Section Of Four Top Quarks In Proton-Proton Collisions At 13 Tev, Caleb Fangmeier Dec 2019

Measurement Of The Production Cross Section Of Four Top Quarks In Proton-Proton Collisions At 13 Tev, Caleb Fangmeier

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

The field of particle physics involves not only searches for new particles and measurements of their interactions, but also the design and construction of advanced particle detectors. This thesis presents the measurement of the production cross section of four top quarks in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV using 137 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. This analysis considers events in the final state of a same-sign pair of leptons, notable for being a final state with relatively few Standard Model background events. A boosted decision tree is utilized to ...


Obituary: Anthony Starace (1945-2019) Sep 2019

Obituary: Anthony Starace (1945-2019)

Anthony F. Starace Publications

Anthony Starace, George Holmes University Professor of physics, died Sept. 5 from complications related to pancreatitis. He was 74.

Starace was born July 24, 1945, in the Queens borough of New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1966 before moving west to the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate under adviser Ugo Fano in 1971. It was in Chicago that he met Katherine Fritz of Beatrice, Nebraska, his wife of 51 years.

Following a postdoctoral appointment at Imperial College London, Starace moved to Lincoln as an ...


Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance In Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions, Artem Alexandrov, M. Ye. Zhuravlev, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal Aug 2019

Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance In Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions, Artem Alexandrov, M. Ye. Zhuravlev, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

Evgeny Tsymbal Publications

Using a simple quantum-mechanical model, we explore a tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance (TAMR) effect in ferroelectric tunnel junctions (FTJs) with a ferromagnetic electrode and a ferroelectric barrier layer, where spontaneous polarization gives rise to the Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling (SOC). For realistic parameters of the model, we predict sizable TAMR measurable experimentally. For asymmetric FTJs, whose electrodes have different work functions, the built-in electric field affects the SOC parameters and leads to TAMR being dependent on the ferroelectric polarization direction. The SOC change with polarization switching affects tunneling conductance, revealing an alternative mechanism of tunneling electroresistance. These results demonstrate alternative ...


Magnetoelectric Effect At The Ni/Hfo2 Interface Induced By Ferroelectric Polarization, Qiong Yang, Lingling Tao, Zhen Jiang, Yichun Zhou, Evgeny Tsymbal, Vitaly Alexandrov Aug 2019

Magnetoelectric Effect At The Ni/Hfo2 Interface Induced By Ferroelectric Polarization, Qiong Yang, Lingling Tao, Zhen Jiang, Yichun Zhou, Evgeny Tsymbal, Vitaly Alexandrov

Evgeny Tsymbal Publications

Driven by the technological importance of the recently discovered ferroelectric HfO2, we explore a magnetoelectric effect at the HfO2-based ferroelectric-ferromagnetic interface. Using density-functionaltheory calculations of the Ni/HfO2/Ni (001) heterostructure as a model system, we predict a stable and sizable ferroelectric polarization in a few-nm-thick HfO2 layer. For the Ni/HfO2 interface with opposite polarization directions (pointing to or away from the interface), we find a sizable difference in the interfacial Ni—O bonding, resulting in dissimilar degrees of depletion of the electron density around the interface. The latter affects the relative population ...


Computational Studies Of Thermal Properties And Desalination Performance Of Low-Dimensional Materials, Yang Hong Aug 2019

Computational Studies Of Thermal Properties And Desalination Performance Of Low-Dimensional Materials, Yang Hong

Student Research Projects, Dissertations, and Theses - Chemistry Department

During the last 30 years, microelectronic devices have been continuously designed and developed with smaller size and yet more functionalities. Today, hundreds of millions of transistors and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor cells can be designed and integrated on a single microchip through 3D packaging and chip stacking technology. A large amount of heat will be generated in a limited space during the operation of microchips. Moreover, there is a high possibility of hot spots due to non-uniform integrated circuit design patterns as some core parts of a microchip work harder than other memory parts. This issue becomes acute as stacked microchips get ...


Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin Jul 2019

Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Since the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, most of the quantum mechanical properties that describe the long-awaited Higgs boson have been measured. Due to the outstanding work of the LHC, over a hundred of fb−1 of proton collisions data have been delivered to both experiments. Finally, it became sensible for analyses teams to start working with a very low cross section processes involving the Higgs boson, e.g., a recent success in observing ttH and VHbb processes. One of the main remaining untouched topics is a double Higgs boson production. However ...


A Room-Temperature Ferroelectric Semimetal, Pankaj Sharma, Fei-Xiang Xiang, Ding-Fu Shao, Dawei Zhang, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Alex R. Hamilton, Jan Seidel Jul 2019

A Room-Temperature Ferroelectric Semimetal, Pankaj Sharma, Fei-Xiang Xiang, Ding-Fu Shao, Dawei Zhang, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Alex R. Hamilton, Jan Seidel

Evgeny Tsymbal Publications

Coexistence of reversible polar distortions and metallicity leading to a ferroelectric metal, first suggested by Anderson and Blount in 1965, has so far remained elusive. Electrically switchable intrinsic electric polarization, together with the direct observation of ferroelectric domains, has not yet been realized in a bulk crystalline metal, although incomplete screening by mobile conduction charges should, in principle, be possible. Here, we provide evidence that native metallicity and ferroelectricity coexist in bulk crystalline van der Waals WTe2 by means of electrical transport, nanoscale piezoresponse measurements, and first-principles calculations. We show that, despite being a Weyl semimetal, WTe2 has switchable spontaneous ...


Voltage Controlled Magnetism In Cr2o3 Based All-Thin-Film Systems, Junlei Wang, Will Echtenkamp, Ather Mahmood, Christian Binek May 2019

Voltage Controlled Magnetism In Cr2o3 Based All-Thin-Film Systems, Junlei Wang, Will Echtenkamp, Ather Mahmood, Christian Binek

Christian Binek Publications

Voltage-control of exchange biases through active selection of distinct domain states of the magnetoelectric and antiferromagnetic pinning layer is demonstrated for Cr2O3/CoPd heterostructures. Progress and obstacles towards an isothermal switching of exchange bias are discussed. An alternative approach avoiding exchange bias for voltage-controlled memory exploits boundary magnetization at the surface of Cr2O3 as voltage-controlled state variable. We demonstrate readout and switching of boundary magnetization in ultra-thin Cr2O3/Pt Hall bar devices where reversal of boundary magnetization is achieved via magnetoelectric annealing with simultaneously applied ±0.5 V and 400 mT electric and magnetic fields.


Performance Of Plastic Electron Optics Components Fabricated Using A 3d Printer, Phillip Wiebe, Peter Beierle, Hua-Chieh Shao, Bret Gergely, Anthony F. Starace, Herman Batelaan May 2019

Performance Of Plastic Electron Optics Components Fabricated Using A 3d Printer, Phillip Wiebe, Peter Beierle, Hua-Chieh Shao, Bret Gergely, Anthony F. Starace, Herman Batelaan

Anthony F. Starace Publications

We show images produced by an electron beam deflector, a quadrupole lens and a einzel lens fabricated from conducting and non-conducting plastic using a 3D printer. Despite the difficulties associated with the use of plastics in vacuum, such as outgassing, poor conductivity, and print defects, the devices were used successfully in vacuum to steer, stretch and focus electron beams to millimeter diameters. Simulations indicate that much smaller focus spot sizes might be possible for such 3D-printed plastic electron lenses taking into account some possible surface defects. This work was motivated by our need to place electron optical components in difficult-to-access ...


Analytic Generalized Description Of A Perturbative Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Phasor For Ultrashort Pulses In The Time Domain, Andrew Vikartofsky, Ethan C. Jahns, Anthony F. Starace May 2019

Analytic Generalized Description Of A Perturbative Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Phasor For Ultrashort Pulses In The Time Domain, Andrew Vikartofsky, Ethan C. Jahns, Anthony F. Starace

Anthony F. Starace Publications

An analytic expression for a polychromatic phasor representing an arbitrarily short elegant Laguerre-Gauss (eLG) laser pulse of any spot size and LG mode is presented in the time domain as a nonrecursive, closed-form perturbative expansion valid to any order of perturbative correction. This phasor enables the calculation of the complex electromagnetic fields for such beams without requiring the evaluation of any Fourier integrals. It is thus straightforward to implement in analytical or numerical applications involving eLG pulses.


Space-Charge Limited Conduction In Epitaxial Chromia Films Grown On Elemental And Oxide-Based Metallic Substrates, C.-P. Kwan, Mike Street, Ather Mahmood, Will Echtenkamp, M. Randle, K. He, J. Nathawat, N. Arabchigavkani, B. Barut, S. Yin, R. Dixit, Uttam Singisetti, Christian Binek, J. P. Bird May 2019

Space-Charge Limited Conduction In Epitaxial Chromia Films Grown On Elemental And Oxide-Based Metallic Substrates, C.-P. Kwan, Mike Street, Ather Mahmood, Will Echtenkamp, M. Randle, K. He, J. Nathawat, N. Arabchigavkani, B. Barut, S. Yin, R. Dixit, Uttam Singisetti, Christian Binek, J. P. Bird

Christian Binek Publications

We study temperature dependent (200 – 400 K) dielectric current leakage in high-quality, epitaxial chromia films, synthesized on various conductive substrates (Pd, Pt and V2O3). We find that trap-assisted space-charge limited conduction is the dominant source of electrical leakage in the films, and that the density and distribution of charge traps within them is strongly dependent upon the choice of the underlying substrate. Pd-based chromia is found to exhibit leakage consistent with the presence of deep, discrete traps, a characteristic that is related to the known properties of twinning defects in the material. The Pt- and V2O3-based films, in contrast, show ...