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A Demonstration Of The Infrared Activity Of Carbon Dioxide, Philip Sieg, William Berner, Peter Harnish, Philip C. Nelson 2019 University of Pennsylvania

A Demonstration Of The Infrared Activity Of Carbon Dioxide, Philip Sieg, William Berner, Peter Harnish, Philip C. Nelson

Department of Physics Papers

Before they can talk meaningfully about anthropogenic climate change, students need to grasp basic principles of natural planetary climates, for example, the key role of trace atmospheric gases in setting surface temperature. We describe a dramatic demonstration that scales well for large audiences and that requires as little as ten classroom minutes to show the crucial difference between room air and carbon dioxide gas. Beyond its significance for public policy, the demonstration can serve as a springboard to motivate discussion of important physics concepts such as rotation and vibration spectra.


Theoretical Studies Of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics In Atoms And Molecules Via High-Order Harmonic Generation, Paul Abanador 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Theoretical Studies Of Ultrafast Electron Dynamics In Atoms And Molecules Via High-Order Harmonic Generation, Paul Abanador

Paul Abanador

The interaction of atoms and molecules with strong laser pulses is of fundamental interest in physics and chemistry. Notably, the process known as high-order harmonic generation (HHG) refers to the production of extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) light, which occurs when an ensemble of atoms or molecules is subjected to a strong infrared laser field. Characterized by an attosecond time scale (1 as = 10^-18 s), the HHG process provides the capability for experimental measurements to capture the ultrafast motion of electrons in these target atoms and molecules. The underlying physical mechanism behind this process naturally leaves imprints in the properties of the ...


High-Performance Self-Powered Uv Detector Based On Sno2-Tio2 Nanomace Arrays, Duo Chen, Lin Wei, Lingpan Meng, Yanxue Chen, Yufeng Tian, Shishen Yan, Liangmo Mei, Jun Jiao 2018 School of Physics and State Key Laboratory of Crystal MaterialsShandong UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China

High-Performance Self-Powered Uv Detector Based On Sno2-Tio2 Nanomace Arrays, Duo Chen, Lin Wei, Lingpan Meng, Yanxue Chen, Yufeng Tian, Shishen Yan, Liangmo Mei, Jun Jiao

Physics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Photoelectrochemical cell-typed self-powered UV detectors have attracted intensive research interest due to their low cost, simple fabrication process, and fast response. In this paper, SnO2-TiO2 nanomace arrays composed of SnO2 nanotube trunk and TiO2 nanobranches were prepared using soft chemical methods, and an environment-friendly self-powered UV photodetector using this nanostructure as the photoanode was assembled. Due to the synergistic effect of greatly accelerated electron-hole separation, enhanced surface area, and reduced charge recombination provided by SnO2-TiO2 nanomace array, the nanostructured detector displays an excellent performance over that based on bare SnO2 arrays. The impact of the growing time of TiO2 branches ...


Author Correction: Femtosecond Laser Mass Spectrometry And High Harmonic Spectroscopy Of Xylene Isomers (Scientific Reports (2018) Doi: 10.1038/S41598-018-22055-9), Abdullah Alharbi, Andrewy E. Boguslavskiy, Dane Austin, Nicolas Thire, D. Wood, P. Hawkins, Felicity McGrath, A. S. Johnson, I. Lopez-Quintas, Bruno Schmidt, Francois Legare, J. P. Marangos, Anh-Thu Le, Ravi Bhardwaj 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Author Correction: Femtosecond Laser Mass Spectrometry And High Harmonic Spectroscopy Of Xylene Isomers (Scientific Reports (2018) Doi: 10.1038/S41598-018-22055-9), Abdullah Alharbi, Andrewy E. Boguslavskiy, Dane Austin, Nicolas Thire, D. Wood, P. Hawkins, Felicity Mcgrath, A. S. Johnson, I. Lopez-Quintas, Bruno Schmidt, Francois Legare, J. P. Marangos, Anh-Thu Le, Ravi Bhardwaj

Physics Faculty Research & Creative Works

The original version of this Article contained a typographical error in the spelling of the author Nicolas Thiré, which was incorrectly given as Nicholas Thiré. Nicolas Thiré was also incorrectly affiliated with 'Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, IQFR-CSIC, Serrano 119, 28006, Madrid, Spain'. The correct affiliation is listed below.

INRS-EMT, Advanced Laser Light Source, 1650 Lionel-Boulet Bvd, Varennes, J3X1S2, Canada.

This has now been corrected in the PDF and HTML versions of the Article and in the accompanying Supplementary Information file.


Bipartite Quantum Interactions: Entangling And Information Processing Abilities, Siddhartha Das 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Bipartite Quantum Interactions: Entangling And Information Processing Abilities, Siddhartha Das

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The aim of this thesis is to advance the theory behind quantum information processing tasks, by deriving fundamental limits on bipartite quantum interactions and dynamics. A bipartite quantum interaction corresponds to an underlying Hamiltonian that governs the physical transformation of a two-body open quantum system. Under such an interaction, the physical transformation of a bipartite quantum system is considered in the presence of a bath, which may be inaccessible to an observer. The goal is to determine entangling abilities of such arbitrary bipartite quantum interactions. Doing so provides fundamental limitations on information processing tasks, including entanglement distillation and secret key ...


Dhital_Pnas.Pdf, Chetan Dhital 2018 Selected Works

Dhital_Pnas.Pdf, Chetan Dhital

Chetan Dhital

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Inverse Design Of Perfectly Transmitting Eigenchannels In Scattering Media, Milan Koirala, Raktim Sarma, Hui Cao, Alexey Yamilov 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Inverse Design Of Perfectly Transmitting Eigenchannels In Scattering Media, Milan Koirala, Raktim Sarma, Hui Cao, Alexey Yamilov

Alexey Yamilov

Light-matter interactions inside a turbid medium can be controlled by tailoring the spatial distribution of energy density throughout the system. Wavefront shaping allows selective coupling of incident light to different transmission eigenchannels, producing dramatically different spatial intensity profiles. In contrast to the density of transmission eigenvalues that is dictated by the universal bimodal distribution, the spatial structures of the eigenchannels are not universal and depend on the confinement geometry of the system. Here, we develop and verify a model for the transmission eigenchannel with the corresponding eigenvalue close to unity. By projecting the original problem of two-dimensional diffusion in a ...


Enhanced Optical Coupling And Raman Scattering Via Microscopic Interface Engineering, Jonathan V. Thompson, Brett H. Hokr, Wihan Kim, Charles W. Ballmann, Brian E. Applegate, Javier Jo, Alexey Yamilov, Hui Cao, Marlan O. Scully, Vladislav V. Yakovlev 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Enhanced Optical Coupling And Raman Scattering Via Microscopic Interface Engineering, Jonathan V. Thompson, Brett H. Hokr, Wihan Kim, Charles W. Ballmann, Brian E. Applegate, Javier Jo, Alexey Yamilov, Hui Cao, Marlan O. Scully, Vladislav V. Yakovlev

Alexey Yamilov

Spontaneous Raman scattering is an extremely powerful tool for the remote detection and identification of various chemical materials. However, when those materials are contained within strongly scattering or turbid media, as is the case in many biological and security related systems, the sensitivity and range of Raman signal generation and detection is severely limited. Here, we demonstrate that through microscopic engineering of the optical interface, the optical coupling of light into a turbid material can be substantially enhanced. This improved coupling facilitates the enhancement of the Raman scattering signal generated by molecules within the medium. In particular, we detect at ...


Enhanced Coupling Of Light Into A Turbid Medium Through Microscopic Interface Engineering, Jonathan V. Thompson, Brett H. Hokr, Wihan Kim, Charles W. Ballmann, Brian E. Applegate, Javier Jo, Alexey Yamilov, Hui Cao, Marlan O. Scully, Vladislav V. Yakovlev 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Enhanced Coupling Of Light Into A Turbid Medium Through Microscopic Interface Engineering, Jonathan V. Thompson, Brett H. Hokr, Wihan Kim, Charles W. Ballmann, Brian E. Applegate, Javier Jo, Alexey Yamilov, Hui Cao, Marlan O. Scully, Vladislav V. Yakovlev

Alexey Yamilov

There are many optical detection and sensing methods used today that provide powerful ways to diagnose, characterize, and study materials. For example, the measurement of spontaneous Raman scattering allows for remote detection and identification of chemicals. Many other optical techniques provide unique solutions to learn about biological, chemical, and even structural systems. However, when these systems exist in a highly scattering or turbid medium, the optical scattering effects reduce the effectiveness of these methods. In this article, we demonstrate a method to engineer the geometry of the optical interface of a turbid medium, thereby drastically enhancing the coupling efficiency of ...


Superfluid-Mott Glass Quantum Multicritical Point On A Percolating Lattice, Martin Puschmann, Thomas Vojta 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Superfluid-Mott Glass Quantum Multicritical Point On A Percolating Lattice, Martin Puschmann, Thomas Vojta

Thomas Vojta

We employ large-scale Monte Carlo simulations to study a particle-hole symmetric site-diluted quantum rotor model in two dimensions. The ground state phase diagram of this system features two distinct quantum phase transitions between the superuid and the insulating (Mott glass) phases. They are separated by a multicritical point. The generic transition for dilutions below the lattice percolation threshold is driven by quantum uctuations while thetransition across the percolation threshold is due to the geometric uctuations of the lattice. We determine the location of the multicritical point between these two transitions and find its critical behavior. The multicritical exponents read z ...


Quantum Percolation Phase Transition And Magnetoelectric Dipole Glass In Hexagonal Ferrites, S. E. Rowley, Thomas Vojta, A. T. Jones, W. Guo, J. Oliveira 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Quantum Percolation Phase Transition And Magnetoelectric Dipole Glass In Hexagonal Ferrites, S. E. Rowley, Thomas Vojta, A. T. Jones, W. Guo, J. Oliveira

Thomas Vojta

Hexagonal ferrites not only have enormous commercial impact (£2 billion/year in sales) due to applications that include ultrahigh-density memories, credit-card stripes, magnetic bar codes, small motors, and low-loss microwave devices, they also have fascinating magnetic and ferroelectric quantum properties at low temperatures. Here we report the results of tuning the magnetic ordering temperature in PbFe12-xGaxO19 to zero by chemical substitution x. The phase transition boundary is found to vary as TN ∼ (1-x/xc)2/3 with xc very close to the calculated spin percolation threshold, which we determine by Monte Carlo ...


Electron-Impact Ionization Of H₂O At Low Projectile Energy: Internormalized Triple-Differential Cross Sections In Three-Dimensional Kinematics, Xueguang Ren, Sadek Amami, Khokon Hossen, Esam Ali, Chuangang Ning, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Andrew Dorn 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Electron-Impact Ionization Of H₂O At Low Projectile Energy: Internormalized Triple-Differential Cross Sections In Three-Dimensional Kinematics, Xueguang Ren, Sadek Amami, Khokon Hossen, Esam Ali, Chuangang Ning, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Andrew Dorn

Don H. Madison

We report a combined experimental and theoretical study of the electron-impact ionization of water (H2O) at the relatively low incident energy of E0=81eV in which either the 1b1 or 3a1 orbitals are ionized leading to the stable H2O cation. The experimental data were measured by using a reaction microscope, which can cover nearly the entire 4π solid angle for the secondary electron emission over a range of ejection energies. We present experimental data for the scattering angles of 6⁰ and 10⁰ for the faster of the two outgoing electrons as a function ...


Natural & Unnatural-Parity Contributions In Electron-Impact Ionization Of Laser-Aligned Atoms, Andrew James Murray, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Matthew Harvey, Ahmad Sakaamini, James Pursehouse, Kate Nixon, Al Stauffer 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Natural & Unnatural-Parity Contributions In Electron-Impact Ionization Of Laser-Aligned Atoms, Andrew James Murray, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Matthew Harvey, Ahmad Sakaamini, James Pursehouse, Kate Nixon, Al Stauffer

Don H. Madison

Differential cross section measurements from laser-aligned Mg atoms are compared to theoretical calculations using both time dependent and time-independent formalisms. It is found that both natural and unnatural parity contributions to the calculated cross sections are required to emulate the data when the state is aligned out of the scattering plane.


Electron-Impact Ionization Of Laser-Aligned Atoms -- Contributions From Both Natural And Unnatural-Parity States, Andrew James Murray, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Matthew Harvey, Ahmad Sakaamini 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Electron-Impact Ionization Of Laser-Aligned Atoms -- Contributions From Both Natural And Unnatural-Parity States, Andrew James Murray, James Colgan, Don H. Madison, Matthew Harvey, Ahmad Sakaamini

Don H. Madison

Synopsis. The progress of experimental and theoretical measurements for (e,2e) ionization cross sections from laser-aligned atoms is presented here. It is found that both natural and unnatural parity contributions must be included in the models to emulate the experimental data.


(E,2e) Ionization Studies Of N₂ At Low To Intermediate Energies From A Coplanar Geometry To The Perpendicular Plane, Ahmad Sakaamini, Matthew Harvey, Sadek Amami, Andrew James Murray, Don H. Madison, Chuangang Ning 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

(E,2e) Ionization Studies Of N₂ At Low To Intermediate Energies From A Coplanar Geometry To The Perpendicular Plane, Ahmad Sakaamini, Matthew Harvey, Sadek Amami, Andrew James Murray, Don H. Madison, Chuangang Ning

Don H. Madison

Synopsis. The progress of experimental and theoretical measurements for (e,2e) ionization cross sections from Nitrogen molecules is presented. Results are given for energies from ~10 eV above the ionization potential (IP) through to ~100 eV above the IP for the 3σg, 1πu and 2σg states.


Dynamic Effects In Electron Momentum Spectroscopy Of Sulfur Hexafluoride, Xing Wang, Shenyue Xu, Chuangang Ning, O. Al-Hagan, Pengfei Hu, Yongtao Zhao, Zhongfen Xu, Jingkang Deng, Enliang Wang, Xueguang Ren, Alexander Dorn, Don H. Madison 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dynamic Effects In Electron Momentum Spectroscopy Of Sulfur Hexafluoride, Xing Wang, Shenyue Xu, Chuangang Ning, O. Al-Hagan, Pengfei Hu, Yongtao Zhao, Zhongfen Xu, Jingkang Deng, Enliang Wang, Xueguang Ren, Alexander Dorn, Don H. Madison

Don H. Madison

Electron momentum spectroscopy (EMS) results are presented for the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) molecule using a high-resolution binary (e, 2e) spectrometer at incident energies (Ei) of 600, 1200, and 2400 eV plus the binding energy. The valence orbital momentum profiles were measured with a binding energy resolution of 0.68 eV and angular resolutions of Δθ = ±0.6⁰, ΔΦ = ±0.85⁰. Whereas the two higher incident energies are in the range where normally EMS measurements do not exhibit an impact-energy dependence, the current experimental data display a dynamic dependence on the impact energies. The measured momentum profiles are compared with predictions ...


Textured Nise₂ Film: Bifunctional Electrocatalyst For Full Water Splitting At Remarkably Low Overpotential With High Energy Efficiency, Abdurazag T. Swesi, Jahangir Masud, Wipula P. R. Liyanage, Siddesh Umapathi, Eric W. Bohannan, Julia E. Medvedeva, Manashi Nath 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Textured Nise₂ Film: Bifunctional Electrocatalyst For Full Water Splitting At Remarkably Low Overpotential With High Energy Efficiency, Abdurazag T. Swesi, Jahangir Masud, Wipula P. R. Liyanage, Siddesh Umapathi, Eric W. Bohannan, Julia E. Medvedeva, Manashi Nath

Julia E. Medvedeva

Herein we have shown that electrodeposited NiSe2 can be used as a bifunctional electrocatalyst under alkaline conditions to split water at very low potential by catalyzing both oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions at anode and cathode, respectively, achieving a very high electrolysis energy efficiency exceeding 80% at considerably high current densities (100 mA cm-2). The OER catalytic activity as well as electrolysis energy efficiency surpasses any previously reported OER electrocatalyst in alkaline medium and energy efficiency of an electrolyzer using state-of-the-art Pt and RuO2 as the HER and OER catalyst, respectively. Through detailed electrochemical and structural ...


Recent Advances In Understanding The Structure And Properties Of Amorphous Oxide Semiconductors, Julia E. Medvedeva, D. B. Buchholz, Robert P. H. Chang 2018 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Recent Advances In Understanding The Structure And Properties Of Amorphous Oxide Semiconductors, Julia E. Medvedeva, D. B. Buchholz, Robert P. H. Chang

Julia E. Medvedeva

Amorphous oxide semiconductors (AOSs)--ternary or quaternary oxides of post-transition metals such as In-Sn-O, Zn-Sn-O, or In-Ga-Zn-O–have been known for a decade and have attracted a great deal of attention as they possess several technological advantages, including low-temperature large-area deposition, mechanical flexibility, smooth surfaces, and high carrier mobility that is an order of magnitude larger than that of amorphous silicon (a-Si:H). Compared to their crystalline counterparts, the structure of AOSs is extremely sensitive to deposition conditions, stoichiometry, and composition, giving rise to a wide range of tunable optical and electrical properties. The large parameter space and the resulting ...


Perturbative Representation Of Ultrashort Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Fields, Andrew Vikartofsky, Anthony F. Starace, Liang-Wen Pi 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Perturbative Representation Of Ultrashort Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Fields, Andrew Vikartofsky, Anthony F. Starace, Liang-Wen Pi

Anthony F. Starace Publications

An analytical method for calculating the electromagnetic fields of a nonparaxial elegant Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) vortex beam is presented for arbitrary pulse duration, spot size, and LG mode. This perturbative approach provides a numerically tractable model for the calculation of arbitrarily high radial and azimuthal LG modes in the nonparaxial regime, without requiring integral representations of the fields. A key feature of this perturbative model is its use of a Poisson-like frequency spectrum, which allows for the proper description of pulses of arbitrarily short duration. This model is thus appropriate for simulating laser-matter interactions, including those involving short laser pulses.


Using Coherent Phonons For Ultrafast Control Of The Dirac Node Of Srmnsb2, Christopher P. Weber, Madison G. Masten, Thomas C. Ogloza, Bryan S. Berggren, Michael K. L. Man, Keshav M. Dani, Jinyu Liu, Zhiqiang Mao, Dennis D. Klug, Adebayo A. Adeleke, Yansun Yao 2018 Santa Clara University

Using Coherent Phonons For Ultrafast Control Of The Dirac Node Of Srmnsb2, Christopher P. Weber, Madison G. Masten, Thomas C. Ogloza, Bryan S. Berggren, Michael K. L. Man, Keshav M. Dani, Jinyu Liu, Zhiqiang Mao, Dennis D. Klug, Adebayo A. Adeleke, Yansun Yao

Physics

SrMnSb2 is a candidate Dirac semimetal whose electrons near the Y point have the linear dispersion and low mass of a Dirac cone. Here we demonstrate that ultrafast, 800-nm optical pulses can launch coherent phonon oscillations in Sr0.94Mn0.92Sb2, particularly an Ag mode at 4.4 THz. Through first-principles calculations of the electronic and phononic structure of SrMnSb2, we show that high-amplitude oscillations of this mode would displace the atoms in a way that transiently opens and closes a gap at the node of the Dirac cone. The ability to control ...


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