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Status Of The Los Alamos Room Temperature Neutorn Electric Dipole Moment Search, Robert W. Pattie Jr. Apr 2019

Status Of The Los Alamos Room Temperature Neutorn Electric Dipole Moment Search, Robert W. Pattie Jr.

ETSU Faculty Works

A discovery of the neutron's permanent electric dipole moment larger than the standard model prediction of dn ≈ 10-31 e·cm would signal a new source of CP-violation and help explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. Tightening the limits on dn constrain extensions to the standard model in a complementary fashion to the atomic and electron EDM searches. The recent upgrade of the Los Alamos ultracold neutron source makes it possible for a new room temperature search with the statistical reach to improve upon current limits by a factor of 10 or more. During the 2018 ...


Monte Carlo Of Trapped Ultracold Neutrons In The Ucnτ Trap, Nathan Callahan, Chen-Yu Liu, Fransisco Gonzalez, Evan Adamek, James D. Bowman, Leah J. Broussard, S. M. Clayton, S. Currie, C. Cude-Woods, E. B. Dees, X. Ding, E. M. Egnel, D. Fellers, W. Fox, Peter Geltenbort, Kevin P. Hickerson, M. A. Hoffbauer, A. T. Holley, A. Komives, S. W.T. Macdonald, Marc Makela, C. L. Morris, J. D. Ortiz, Robert W. Pattie Jr., J. Ramsey, D. J. Salvat, A. Saunders, Susan J. Seestrom, E. I. Sharapov, Sky L. Sjue, Z. Tang, J. Vanderwerp, B. Vogelaar, P. L. Walstrom, Z. Wang, H. Weaver, W. Wei, J. Wexler, A. R. Young, B. A. Zeck Oct 2018

Monte Carlo Of Trapped Ultracold Neutrons In The Ucnτ Trap, Nathan Callahan, Chen-Yu Liu, Fransisco Gonzalez, Evan Adamek, James D. Bowman, Leah J. Broussard, S. M. Clayton, S. Currie, C. Cude-Woods, E. B. Dees, X. Ding, E. M. Egnel, D. Fellers, W. Fox, Peter Geltenbort, Kevin P. Hickerson, M. A. Hoffbauer, A. T. Holley, A. Komives, S. W.T. Macdonald, Marc Makela, C. L. Morris, J. D. Ortiz, Robert W. Pattie Jr., J. Ramsey, D. J. Salvat, A. Saunders, Susan J. Seestrom, E. I. Sharapov, Sky L. Sjue, Z. Tang, J. Vanderwerp, B. Vogelaar, P. L. Walstrom, Z. Wang, H. Weaver, W. Wei, J. Wexler, A. R. Young, B. A. Zeck

ETSU Faculty Works

In the UCNτ experiment, ultracold neutrons (UCN) are confined by magnetic fields and the Earth’s gravitational field. Field-trapping mitigates the problem of UCN loss on material surfaces, which caused the largest correction in prior neutron experiments using material bottles. However, the neutron dynamics in field traps differ qualitatively from those in material bottles. In the latter case, neutrons bounce off material surfaces with significant diffusivity and the population quickly reaches a static spatial distribution with a density gradient induced by the gravitational potential. In contrast, the field-confined UCN—whose dynamics can be described by Hamiltonian mechanics—do not exhibit ...


Highly Directional Receiver And Source Antennas Using Photonic Band Gap Crystals, Rana Biswas, Gary L. Tuttle, Ekmel Ozbay, Burak Temelkuran, Mihail Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2017

Highly Directional Receiver And Source Antennas Using Photonic Band Gap Crystals, Rana Biswas, Gary L. Tuttle, Ekmel Ozbay, Burak Temelkuran, Mihail Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho

Gary Tuttle

A directional antenna made with photonic band gap structures has been presented. The directional antenna is formed with two photonic band gap structures oriented back to back and separated from each other by a distance to form a resonant cavity between the photonic band gap structures. An antenna element is placed in the resonant cavity. The resonant frequency of the cavity is tuned by adjusting the distance between the photonic band gap structures. The resonant cavity can be asymmetrical or symmetrical.


Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2017

Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Patricia A. Thiel

Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we observe an adlayer structure that is dominated by short rows of S atoms, on unreconstructed regions of a Au(111) surface. This structure forms upon adsorption of low S coverage (less than 0.1 monolayer) on a fully reconstructed clean surface at 300 K, then cooling to 5 K for observation. The rows adopt one of three orientations that are rotated by 30◦ from the close-packed directions of the Au(111) substrate, and adjacent S atoms in the rows are separated by √ 3 times the surface lattice constant, a. Monte Carlo simulations are performed on ...


"Blinded By The Lines: Mid-Ir Spectra Of Mira Variables Taken With Spitzer", Dana Baylis-Aguirre, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Donald G. Luttermoser, Tina Gueth Sep 2016

"Blinded By The Lines: Mid-Ir Spectra Of Mira Variables Taken With Spitzer", Dana Baylis-Aguirre, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Donald G. Luttermoser, Tina Gueth

ETSU Faculty Works

We present preliminary analysis of mid-infrared spectra of M-type and C-type Mira variables. Due to the brightness of this sample, it is straightforward to monitor changes with phase in the infrared spectral features of these regular pulsators. We have spectra of 25 Mira variables, taken with phase, using the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) high-resolution module. Each star has multiple spectra obtained over a one-year period from 2008-09. This is a rich, unique data set due to multiple observations of each star and the high signal-to-noise ratio from quick exposure times to prevent saturation of the IRS instrument. This paper focuses ...


Photoinduced Femtosecond Relaxation Of Antiferromagnetic Orders In The Iron Pnictides Revealed By Ultrafast Laser Ellipsometry, Aaron E. Patz, Tianqi Li, Sheng Ran, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield, Jigang Wang Mar 2016

Photoinduced Femtosecond Relaxation Of Antiferromagnetic Orders In The Iron Pnictides Revealed By Ultrafast Laser Ellipsometry, Aaron E. Patz, Tianqi Li, Sheng Ran, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield, Jigang Wang

Jigang Wang

We report ultrafast softening of the antiferromagnetic order, ~150fs after the electron thermalization, which follows a two-step recovery pathway to reveal a distinct interplay of magnetism and the nematic order in iron pnictides.


Lattice Expansion In Islands Stabilized By Electron Confinement: Ag On Si(111)-7×7, Barış Ünal, Alex Belianinov, Patricia A. Thiel, Michael C. Tringides Dec 2015

Lattice Expansion In Islands Stabilized By Electron Confinement: Ag On Si(111)-7×7, Barış Ünal, Alex Belianinov, Patricia A. Thiel, Michael C. Tringides

Patricia A. Thiel

Ag on Si(111)-7×7 was one of the first systems where height selection of metal islands was attributed to electron confinement, i.e., stabilization of selected heights through a quantum size effect (QSE). However, it has been puzzling how the requisite electron standing waves can form, because the Fermi level EF (along the growth [111] direction) is within the gap for bulk Ag. With detailed experiments over a wide coverage and temperature range, we show that a large increase of 12% is present in the interlayer spacing within the bilayer islands. This can shift EF below the gap ...


Determining Whether Metals Nucleate Homogeneously On Graphite: A Case Study With Copper, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Yong Han, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Dahai Shao, Emma Jane Kwolek, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel Jul 2015

Determining Whether Metals Nucleate Homogeneously On Graphite: A Case Study With Copper, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Yong Han, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Dahai Shao, Emma Jane Kwolek, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel

Patricia A. Thiel

We observe that Cu clusters grow on surface terraces of graphite as a result of physical vapor deposition in ultrahigh vacuum. We show that the observation is incompatible with a variety of models incorporating homogeneous nucleation and calculations of atomic-scale energetics. An alternative explanation, ion-mediated heterogeneous nucleation, is proposed and validated, both with theory and experiment. This serves as a case study in identifying when and whether the simple, common observation of metal clusters on carbon-rich surfaces can be interpreted in terms of homogeneous nucleation. We describe a general approach for making system-specific and laboratory-specific predictions.


Analytic Formulations For One-Dimensional Decay Of Rectangular Homoepitaxial Islands During Coarsening On Anisotropic Fcc (110) Surfaces, Chi-Jen Wang, Yong Han, Holly L. Walen, Selena M. Russell, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans Jul 2015

Analytic Formulations For One-Dimensional Decay Of Rectangular Homoepitaxial Islands During Coarsening On Anisotropic Fcc (110) Surfaces, Chi-Jen Wang, Yong Han, Holly L. Walen, Selena M. Russell, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans

Patricia A. Thiel

Submonolayer homoepitaxial fcc (110) systems display behavior reflecting strong anisotropy at lower temperatures, including one-dimensional decay during Ostwald ripening of rectangular islands maintaining constant width in the 〈001〉 direction. To appropriately describe this behavior, we first develop a refined continuum Burton-Cabrera-Frank formalism, which accounts for a lack of equilibration of island shape and importantly also for inhibited incorporation of adatoms at almost-faceted 〈1̄10〉 island edges through effective kinetic coefficients. This formalism is shown to describe accurately the adatom diffusion fluxes between islands and thus island evolution for a complex experimental island configuration, as confirmed by matching results ...


Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jul 2015

Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Patricia A. Thiel

Arich menagerie of structures is identified at 5Kfollowing adsorption of lowcoverages (≤0.05 monolayers) of S on Cu(111) at room temperature. This paper emphasizes the reconstructions at the steps. The A-type close-packed step has 1 row of S atoms along its lower edge, where S atoms occupy alternating pseudo-fourfold-hollow (p4fh) sites. Additionally, there are 2 rows of S atoms of equal density on the upper edge, bridging a row of extra Cu atoms, together creating an extended chain. The B-type close-packed step exhibits an even more complex reconstruction, in which triangle-shaped groups of Cu atoms shift out of their ...


Far-From-Equilibrium Film Growth On Alloy Surfaces: Ni And Al On Nial(110), Yong Han, Dapeng Jing, Baris Unal, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans Jul 2015

Far-From-Equilibrium Film Growth On Alloy Surfaces: Ni And Al On Nial(110), Yong Han, Dapeng Jing, Baris Unal, Patricia A. Thiel, James W. Evans

Patricia A. Thiel

STM analysis reveals diverse nonequilibrium island structures formed by deposition of Ni and Al on NiAl(110) at around 300 K. Epitaxial growth in this complex alloy system is described by multisite lattice-gas modeling incorporating DFT energetics for adatoms both at adsorption sites and transition states. This approach accounts for multiple adsorption sites and diffusion paths, and accurately describes diffusion and detachment kinetics for a vast number of step-edge configurations. This is key for realistic description of island growth shapes, structure, and partial alloy ordering.


Phase Transition In Bulk Single Crystals And Thin Films Of Vo2 By Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy And Imaging, Mengkun Liu, Aaron J. Sternbach, Martin Wagner, Tetiana V. Slusar, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Salinporn Kittiwatanakul, M. M. Qazilbash, Alexander Mcleod, Zhe Fei, Elsa Abreu, Jingdi Zhang, Michael Goldflam, Siyuan Dai, Guang-Xin Ni, Jiwei Lu, Hans A. Bechtel, Michael C. Martin, Markus B. Raschke, Richard D. Averitt, Stuart A. Wolf, Hyun-Tak Kim, Paul C. Canfield, D. N. Basov Jun 2015

Phase Transition In Bulk Single Crystals And Thin Films Of Vo2 By Nanoscale Infrared Spectroscopy And Imaging, Mengkun Liu, Aaron J. Sternbach, Martin Wagner, Tetiana V. Slusar, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Salinporn Kittiwatanakul, M. M. Qazilbash, Alexander Mcleod, Zhe Fei, Elsa Abreu, Jingdi Zhang, Michael Goldflam, Siyuan Dai, Guang-Xin Ni, Jiwei Lu, Hans A. Bechtel, Michael C. Martin, Markus B. Raschke, Richard D. Averitt, Stuart A. Wolf, Hyun-Tak Kim, Paul C. Canfield, D. N. Basov

Ames Laboratory Publications

We have systematically studied a variety of vanadium dioxide (VO2) crystalline forms, including bulk single crystals and oriented thin films, using infrared (IR) near-field spectroscopic imaging techniques. By measuring the IR spectroscopic responses of electrons and phonons in VO2 with sub-grain-size spatial resolution (∼20nm), we show that epitaxial strain in VO2 thin films not only triggers spontaneous local phase separations, but also leads to intermediate electronic and lattice states that are intrinsically different from those found in bulk. Generalized rules of strain- and symmetry-dependent mesoscopic phase inhomogeneity are also discussed. These results set the stage for a comprehensive understanding of ...


Superconductivity Versus Structural Phase Transition In The Closely Related Bi2rh3.5s2 And Bi2rh3s2, Udhara S. Kaluarachchi, Weiwei Xie, Qisheng Lin, Valentin Taufour, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Gordon J. Miller, Paul C. Canfield May 2015

Superconductivity Versus Structural Phase Transition In The Closely Related Bi2rh3.5s2 And Bi2rh3s2, Udhara S. Kaluarachchi, Weiwei Xie, Qisheng Lin, Valentin Taufour, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Gordon J. Miller, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Publications

Single crystals of Bi2Rh3S2 and Bi2Rh3.5S2 were synthesized by solution growth, and the crystal structures and thermodynamic and transport properties of both compounds were studied. In the case ofBi2Rh3S2, a structural first-order transition at around 165 K is identified by single-crystal diffraction experiments, with clear signatures visible in resistivity, magnetization, and specific heat data. No superconducting transition for Bi2Rh3S2 was observed down to 0.5 K. In contrast, no structural phase transition at high temperature was observed for Bi2Rh3.5S2; however, bulk superconductivity with a critical temperature, Tc≈1.7 K, was observed. The Sommerfeld coefficient γ and the ...


Neutron-Scattering Measurements Of Spin Excitations In Lafeaso And Ba(Fe0.953co0.047)2as2: Evidence For A Sharp Enhancement Of Spin Fluctuations By Nematic Order, Qiang Zhang, Rafael M. Fernandes, Jagat Lamsal, Jiaqiang Yan, Songxue Chi, Gregory S. Tucker, Daniel K. Pratt, Jeffrey W. Lynn, R. William Mccallum, Paul C. Canfield, Thomas A. Lograsso, Alan I. Goldman, David Vaknin, Robert J. Mcqueeney Feb 2015

Neutron-Scattering Measurements Of Spin Excitations In Lafeaso And Ba(Fe0.953co0.047)2as2: Evidence For A Sharp Enhancement Of Spin Fluctuations By Nematic Order, Qiang Zhang, Rafael M. Fernandes, Jagat Lamsal, Jiaqiang Yan, Songxue Chi, Gregory S. Tucker, Daniel K. Pratt, Jeffrey W. Lynn, R. William Mccallum, Paul C. Canfield, Thomas A. Lograsso, Alan I. Goldman, David Vaknin, Robert J. Mcqueeney

Ames Laboratory Publications

Inelastic neutron scattering is employed to investigate the impact of electronic nematic order on the magnetic spectra of LaFeAsO and Ba(Fe0.953Co0.047)2As2. These materials are ideal to study the paramagnetic-nematic state, since the nematic order, signaled by the tetragonal-to-orthorhombic transition at TS, sets in well above the stripe antiferromagnetic ordering at TN. We find that the temperature-dependent dynamic susceptibility displays an anomaly at TS followed by a sharp enhancement in the spin-spin correlation length, revealing a strong feedback effect of nematic order on the low-energy magnetic spectrum. Our findings can be consistently described by a model that ...


Morphological Transformations In The Magnetite Biomineralizing Protein Mms6 In Iron Solutions: A Small-Angle X‑Ray Scattering Study, Honghu Zhang, Xunpei Liu, Shuren Feng, Wenjie Wang, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Mufit Akinc, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, David Vaknin, Surya K. Mallapragada Feb 2015

Morphological Transformations In The Magnetite Biomineralizing Protein Mms6 In Iron Solutions: A Small-Angle X‑Ray Scattering Study, Honghu Zhang, Xunpei Liu, Shuren Feng, Wenjie Wang, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Mufit Akinc, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, David Vaknin, Surya K. Mallapragada

Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications

Magnetotactic bacteria that produce magnetic nanocrystals of uniform size and well-defined morphologies have inspired the use of biomineralization protein Mms6 to promote formation of uniform magnetic nanocrystals in vitro. Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) studies in physiological solutions reveal that Mms6 forms compact globular threedimensional (3D) micelles (approximately 10 nm in diameter) that are, to a large extent, independent of concentration. In the presence of iron ions in the solutions, the general micellar morphology is preserved, however, with associations among micelles that are induced by iron ions. Compared with Mms6, the m2Mms6 mutant (with the sequence of hydroxyl/carboxyl containing ...


Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jan 2015

Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

David W. Lynch

A novel architecture has been employed to fabricate transparent electrodes with high conductivity and high optical transmittance at high incident angles. Soft lithography is used to fabricate polymer grating patterns onto which thin metallic films are deposited. Etching removes excess metal leaving tall walls of metal. Polymer encapsulation of the structure both protects the metal and minimizes diffraction. Transmission is dependent upon the height of the walls and encapsulation and varies from 60% to 80% for structures with heights of 1400 nm to 300 nm. In encapsulated structures, very little distortion is visible (either parallel to or perpendicular to standing ...


Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study Of Optical Anisotropy In Gd5si2ge2 And Comparison With Reflectance Difference Spectra, Joong Mok Park, David W. Lynch, S. J. Lee, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, A. O. Tsokol, J. E. Snyder, David C. Jiles Jan 2015

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study Of Optical Anisotropy In Gd5si2ge2 And Comparison With Reflectance Difference Spectra, Joong Mok Park, David W. Lynch, S. J. Lee, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, A. O. Tsokol, J. E. Snyder, David C. Jiles

David W. Lynch

The complex dielectric functions of single crystals of Gd5Si2Ge2 were obtained using spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) in the photon energy range of 1.5–5.0 eV at room temperature. Reflectance difference (RD) spectra for the a‐b and b‐c planes of single crystals of Gd5Si2Ge2 were derived from these dielectric functions and compared to those obtained from reflectance difference spectroscopy (RDS) at near-normal incidence. The two experimental RD spectra from SE and RDS agreed well. The in-plane optical anisotropy of the sample is mainly due to intrinsic bulk properties because of its larger magnitude (4×10−2) compared to ...


Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Self-Organization Of S Adatoms On Au(111): √3r30° Rows At Low Coverage, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Using scanning tunneling microscopy, we observe an adlayer structure that is dominated by short rows of S atoms, on unreconstructed regions of a Au(111) surface. This structure forms upon adsorption of low S coverage (less than 0.1 monolayer) on a fully reconstructed clean surface at 300 K, then cooling to 5 K for observation. The rows adopt one of three orientations that are rotated by 30◦ from the close-packed directions of the Au(111) substrate, and adjacent S atoms in the rows are separated by √ 3 times the surface lattice constant, a. Monte Carlo simulations are performed on ...


Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel Jan 2015

Reconstruction Of Steps On The Cu(111) Surface Induced By Sulfur, Holly L. Walen, Da-Jiang Liu, Junepyo Oh, Hyunseob Lim, James W. Evans, Yousoo Kim, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

Arich menagerie of structures is identified at 5Kfollowing adsorption of lowcoverages (≤0.05 monolayers) of S on Cu(111) at room temperature. This paper emphasizes the reconstructions at the steps. The A-type close-packed step has 1 row of S atoms along its lower edge, where S atoms occupy alternating pseudo-fourfold-hollow (p4fh) sites. Additionally, there are 2 rows of S atoms of equal density on the upper edge, bridging a row of extra Cu atoms, together creating an extended chain. The B-type close-packed step exhibits an even more complex reconstruction, in which triangle-shaped groups of Cu atoms shift out of their ...


Determining Whether Metals Nucleate Homogeneously On Graphite: A Case Study With Copper, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Yong Han, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Dahai Shao, Emma Jane Kwolek, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel Nov 2014

Determining Whether Metals Nucleate Homogeneously On Graphite: A Case Study With Copper, David Victor Appy, Huaping Lei, Yong Han, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, Dahai Shao, Emma Jane Kwolek, James W. Evans, Patricia A. Thiel

Chemistry Publications

We observe that Cu clusters grow on surface terraces of graphite as a result of physical vapor deposition in ultrahigh vacuum. We show that the observation is incompatible with a variety of models incorporating homogeneous nucleation and calculations of atomic-scale energetics. An alternative explanation, ion-mediated heterogeneous nucleation, is proposed and validated, both with theory and experiment. This serves as a case study in identifying when and whether the simple, common observation of metal clusters on carbon-rich surfaces can be interpreted in terms of homogeneous nucleation. We describe a general approach for making system-specific and laboratory-specific predictions.


Effect Of Electron Irradiation On Superconductivity In Single Crystals Of Ba(Fe1−Xrux)2as2 (X=0.24), Ruslan Prozorov, M. Kończykowski, Makariy A. Tanatar, Alexander N. Thaler, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield, V. Mishra, P. J. Hirschfeld Oct 2014

Effect Of Electron Irradiation On Superconductivity In Single Crystals Of Ba(Fe1−Xrux)2as2 (X=0.24), Ruslan Prozorov, M. Kończykowski, Makariy A. Tanatar, Alexander N. Thaler, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield, V. Mishra, P. J. Hirschfeld

Ames Laboratory Publications

A single crystal of isovalently substituted Ba(Fe1−xRux)2As2 (x=0.24) is sequentially irradiated with 2.5 MeV electrons up to a maximum dose of 2.1×1019 e−/cm2. The electrical resistivity is measuredin situ at T=22  K during the irradiation and ex situ as a function of temperature between subsequent irradiation runs. Upon irradiation, the superconducting transition temperature Tc decreases and the residual resistivity ρ0 increases. We find that electron irradiation leads to the fastest suppression of Tccompared to other types of artificially introduced disorder, probably due to the strong short-range potential of the ...


Complex Magnetic Ordering In Cege1.76 Studied By Neutron Diffraction, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, W. Tian, Halyna Hodovanets, Paul C. Canfield, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman Oct 2014

Complex Magnetic Ordering In Cege1.76 Studied By Neutron Diffraction, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, W. Tian, Halyna Hodovanets, Paul C. Canfield, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman

Ames Laboratory Publications

Neutron diffraction measurements on a single crystal of CeGe1.76 reveal a complex series of magnetic transitions at low temperature. At TN≈7 K, there is a transition from a paramagnetic state at higher temperature to an incommensurate magnetic structure characterized by a magnetic propagation vector (0 0 τ) with τ≈14 and the magnetic moment along the a axis of the orthorhombic unit cell. Below TLI≈5 K, the magnetic structure locks in to a commensurate structure with τ=14 and the magnetic moment remains along the a axis. Below T☆≈4 K, we find additional half-integer and integer ...


Magnetism Of (Dy0.5er0.5)Al2 Single Crystal In Ac And Dc Magnetic Fields, Evgenii M. Levin, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel Aug 2014

Magnetism Of (Dy0.5er0.5)Al2 Single Crystal In Ac And Dc Magnetic Fields, Evgenii M. Levin, Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., Thomas A. Lograsso, Deborah L. Schlagel

Deborah L. Schlagel

The temperature (4.2–90 K), ac magnetic field (1.25–50 Oe), frequency (5–125 Hz), and bias dc magnetic field (0–10 kOe) dependencies of the real and imaginary components of the ac magnetic susceptibility, and the temperature (4.2–250 K) and dc magnetic field(0.1–50 kOe) dependencies of the dc magnetic susceptibility and magnetization of a(Dy0.5Er0.5)Al2 single crystal have been studied. Isothermal magnetization measurement in a dc magnetic field indicates that (Dy0.5Er0.5)Al2 orders ferromagnetically at 37 K. The ac and dc magnetic susceptibilities of (Dy0.5Er0.5 ...


Relation Between Ga Ordering And Magnetostriction Of Fe-Ga Alloys Studied By X-Ray Diffuse Scattering, Y. Du, Mianliang Huang, S. Chang, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Robert J. Mcqueeney Aug 2014

Relation Between Ga Ordering And Magnetostriction Of Fe-Ga Alloys Studied By X-Ray Diffuse Scattering, Y. Du, Mianliang Huang, S. Chang, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Robert J. Mcqueeney

Deborah L. Schlagel

Transmission synchrotron diffraction was employed to characterize the Ga ordering in magnetostrictive Fe100−xGax alloys with Ga concentrations from 0 to 20.3 at. %. The experiments focused on the development of atomic short-range ordering (SRO) by analysis of the diffuse scattering appearing at superlattice positions of the D03 ordered alloy structure. No SRO was found for Ga concentrations less than 4 at. %. Between 13 and 20.3 at. %, D03-type SRO clusters are observed whose size increases with Ga concentration for both slow-cooled and quenched samples. Thermal quenching of the samples suppresses the cluster sizes when compared to slow-cooled samples of ...


Combined Effects Of Transition Metal (Ni And Rh) Substitution And Annealing/Quenching On The Physical Properties Of Cafe2as2, Sheng Ran, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Warren E. Straszheim, Paul C. Canfield Aug 2014

Combined Effects Of Transition Metal (Ni And Rh) Substitution And Annealing/Quenching On The Physical Properties Of Cafe2as2, Sheng Ran, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Warren E. Straszheim, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Publications

We performed systematic studies of the combined effects of annealing/quenching temperature (TA/Q) and T=Ni, Rh substitution (x) on the physical properties of Ca(Fe1−xTx)2As2. We constructed two-dimensional, TA/Q-x phase diagrams for the low-temperature states for both substitutions to map out the relations between ground states and compared them with that of Co substitution. Ni substitution, which brings one more extra electron per substituted atom and suppresses the c-lattice parameter at roughly the same rate as Co substitution, leads to a similar parameter range of antiferromagnetic/orthorhombic phase space in the TA/Q-x space as ...


Magnetic And Transport Properties Of I-R-Cd Icosahedral Quasicrystals (R=Y,Gd-Tm), Tai Kong, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Anton Jesche, John Mcarthur, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Paul C. Canfield Jul 2014

Magnetic And Transport Properties Of I-R-Cd Icosahedral Quasicrystals (R=Y,Gd-Tm), Tai Kong, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Anton Jesche, John Mcarthur, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Publications

We present a detailed characterization of the recently discovered i-R-Cd (R=Y,Gd-Tm) binary quasicrystals by means of x-ray diffraction, temperature-dependent dc and ac magnetization, temperature-dependent resistance, and temperature-dependent specific heat measurements. Structurally, the broadening of x-ray diffraction peaks found for i-R-Cd is dominated by frozen-in phason strain, which is essentially independent of R. i-Y-Cd is weakly diamagnetic and manifests a temperature-independent susceptibility. i-Gd-Cd can be characterized as a spin glass below 4.6 K via dc magnetization cusp, a third order nonlinear magnetic susceptibility peak, a frequency-dependent freezing temperature, and a broad maximum in the specific heat. i-R-Cd (R ...


Fermi Surface Reconstruction In (Ba1−Xkx)Fe2as2 (0.44≤X≤1) Probed By Thermoelectric Power Measurements, Halyna Hodovanets, Yong Liu, Anton Jesche, Sheng Ran, Eun Deok Mun, Thomas A. Lograsso, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield Jun 2014

Fermi Surface Reconstruction In (Ba1−Xkx)Fe2as2 (0.44≤X≤1) Probed By Thermoelectric Power Measurements, Halyna Hodovanets, Yong Liu, Anton Jesche, Sheng Ran, Eun Deok Mun, Thomas A. Lograsso, Sergey L. Bud'ko, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Publications

We report in-plane thermoelectric power measurements on single crystals of (Ba1−xKx)Fe2As2(0.44≤x≤1). We observe a minimum in the S|T=const versus x at x∼0.55 that can be associated with the change in the topology of the Fermi surface, a Lifshitz transition, related to the electron pockets at the center of M point crossing the Fermi level. This feature is clearly observable below ∼75 K. Thermoelectric power also shows a change in the x∼0.8–0.9 range, where the maximum in the thermoelectric power collapses into a plateau. This Lifshitz transition ...


Upper Critical Field Of Kfe2as2 Under Pressure: A Test For The Change In The Superconducting Gap Structure, Valentin Taufour, Neda Foroozani, Makariy A. Tanatar, Jinhyuk Lim, Udhara S. Kaluarachchi, Stella K. Kim, Yong Liu, Thomas A. Lograsso, Vladimir G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov, Sergey L. Bud'ko, James S. Schilling, Paul C. Canfield Jun 2014

Upper Critical Field Of Kfe2as2 Under Pressure: A Test For The Change In The Superconducting Gap Structure, Valentin Taufour, Neda Foroozani, Makariy A. Tanatar, Jinhyuk Lim, Udhara S. Kaluarachchi, Stella K. Kim, Yong Liu, Thomas A. Lograsso, Vladimir G. Kogan, Ruslan Prozorov, Sergey L. Bud'ko, James S. Schilling, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Publications

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We report measurements of electrical resistivity under pressure to 5.8 GPa, magnetization to 6.7 GPa, and ac susceptibility to 7.1 GPa in KFe2As2. The previously reported change of slope in the pressure dependence of the superconducting transition temperature Tc(p) at a pressure p∗∼1.8 GPa is confirmed, and Tc(p) is found to be nearly constant above p∗ up to 7.1 GPa. The T−p phase diagram is very sensitive to the pressure conditions as a consequence of the anisotropic uniaxial pressure dependence of Tc. Across p∗, a ...


Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2014

Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Iowa State University Patents

Provided are microlens arrays for use on the substrate of OLEDs to extract more light that is trapped in waveguided modes inside the devices and methods of manufacturing same. Light extraction with microlens arrays is not limited to the light emitting area, but is also efficient in extracting light from the whole microlens patterned area where waveguiding occurs. Large microlens array, compared to the size of the light emitting area, extract more light and result in over 100% enhancement. Such a microlens array is not limited to (O)LEDs of specific emission, configuration, pixel size, or pixel shape. It is ...


Magnetic Excitations And Anomalous Spin-Wave Broadening In Multiferroic Fev2o4, Qiang Zhang, Mehmet Ramazanoglu, Songxue Chi, Yong Liu, Thomas A. Lograsso, David Vaknin Jun 2014

Magnetic Excitations And Anomalous Spin-Wave Broadening In Multiferroic Fev2o4, Qiang Zhang, Mehmet Ramazanoglu, Songxue Chi, Yong Liu, Thomas A. Lograsso, David Vaknin

Ames Laboratory Publications

We report on the different roles of two orbital-active Fe2+ at the A site and V3+ at the B site in the magnetic excitations and on the anomalous spin-wave broadening in FeV2O4. FeV2O4 exhibits three structural transitions and successive paramagnetic (PM)–collinear ferrimagnetic (CFI)–noncollinear ferrimagnetic (NCFI)/ferroelectric transitions. The high-temperature tetragonal/PM–orthorhombic/CFI transition is accompanied by the appearance of a large energy gap in the magnetic excitations due to strong spin-orbit-coupling-induced anisotropy at the Fe2+ site. While there is no measurable increase in the energy gap from the orbital ordering of V3+ at the orthorhombic/CFI–tetragonal ...