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Disorder-Driven Transition From S(+/-) To S(+ +) Superconducting Order Parameter In Proton Irradiated Ba(Fe1-Xrhx)(2)As-2 Single Crystals, G. Ghigo, D. Torsello, G. A. Ummarino, L. Gozzelino, Makariy A. Tanatar, Ruslan Prozorov, Paul C. Canfield 2018 Politecnico di Torino

Disorder-Driven Transition From S(+/-) To S(+ +) Superconducting Order Parameter In Proton Irradiated Ba(Fe1-Xrhx)(2)As-2 Single Crystals, G. Ghigo, D. Torsello, G. A. Ummarino, L. Gozzelino, Makariy A. Tanatar, Ruslan Prozorov, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Microwave measurements of the London penetration depth and critical temperature T c were used to show evidence of a disordered-driven transition from s ± to s + + order parameter symmetry in optimally doped Ba ( Fe 1 − x Rh x ) 2 As 2 single crystals, where disorder was induced by means of 3.5 MeV proton irradiation. Signatures of such a transition, as theoretically predicted [V. D. Efremov et al., Phys. Rev. B 84, 180512(R) (2011)], are found as a drop in the low-temperature values of the London penetration depth and a virtually disorder-independent superconducting T c . We show how these experimental ...


Measuring The Practical Particle-In-A-Box: Orthorhombic Perovskite Nanocrystals, Brandon Mitchell, Eric Herrmann, Junhao Lin, Leyre Gomez, Chris de Weerd, Yasufumi Fujiwara, Kazutomo Suenaga, Tom Gregorkiewicz 2018 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Measuring The Practical Particle-In-A-Box: Orthorhombic Perovskite Nanocrystals, Brandon Mitchell, Eric Herrmann, Junhao Lin, Leyre Gomez, Chris De Weerd, Yasufumi Fujiwara, Kazutomo Suenaga, Tom Gregorkiewicz

Physics

A connection between condensed matter physics and basic quantum mechanics is demonstrated as we use the fundamental 3D particle-in-a-box model to explain the optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals, which are substantially modified due to quantum confinement. We also discuss recent advances in the imaging and measurement capabilities of transmission electron microscopy, which have made it possible to directly image single nanocrystals while simultaneously measuring their characteristic absorption energies. We introduce the basic theory of nanocrystals and derive a simplified expression to approximate the optical bandgap energy of an orthorhombic nanocrystal. CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals are used to demonstrate this model due ...


Ingredients For The Electronic Nematic Phase In Fese Revealed By Its Anisotropic Optical Response, M. Chinotti, A. Pal, L. Degiorgi, A. E. Böhmer, Paul C. Canfield 2018 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

Ingredients For The Electronic Nematic Phase In Fese Revealed By Its Anisotropic Optical Response, M. Chinotti, A. Pal, L. Degiorgi, A. E. Böhmer, Paul C. Canfield

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The origin of the anisotropy in physical quantities related to a symmetry-broken (nematic) electronic state is still very much debated in high-temperature superconductors. FeSe at ambient pressure undergoes a structural, tetragonal-to-orthorhombic phase transition at Ts≃90 K without any magnetic ordering on further cooling, which leads to an ideal electronic nematicity. Our unprecedented optical results provide evidence that the low-energy excitation spectrum in the nematic phase is shaped by an important interplay of the anisotropic Drude weight and scattering rate. In the zero-frequency limit though, the temperature dependence of the anisotropic scattering rate plays the dominant role and, combined with ...


Quantum And Classical Transport Of 2d Electrons In The Presence Of Long And Short Range Disorder, Jesse Kanter 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Quantum And Classical Transport Of 2d Electrons In The Presence Of Long And Short Range Disorder, Jesse Kanter

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This work focuses on the study of electron transport of 2-D electron gas systems in relation to both fundamental properties of the systems such as disorder and scattering mechanisms, as well as unique magnetoresistance (MR) effects. A large portion of the discussion is built around the use of an in plane magnetic field to vary the ratio between the Zeeman energy between electrons of different spins and the Landau level spacing, creating a tool to control the quantization of the density of states (DOS).

This tool is first used to isolate Quantum Positive Magnetoresistance (QPMR), which grants insight to the ...


Nmr Characterizations Of Candidate Battery Electrolytes, Stephen A. Munoz 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Nmr Characterizations Of Candidate Battery Electrolytes, Stephen A. Munoz

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Enormous strides have been made in next-generation power sources to build a more sustainable society. Energy storage has become a limiting factor in our progress, and there are huge environmental and financial incentives to find the next step forward in battery technology. This work discusses NMR methods for characterizing materials for use in battery application, with a special focus on relaxometry and diffusometry. Examples are provided of various recent investigations involving novel candidate electrolyte materials with different collaborators. Works discussed in this thesis include: the characterization of a new disruptive solid polymer electrolyte technology, investigations of the dynamics of super ...


Charge State Dynamics And Quantum Sensing With Defects In Diamond, Jacob D. Henshaw 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Charge State Dynamics And Quantum Sensing With Defects In Diamond, Jacob D. Henshaw

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In recent years, defect centers in wide band gap semiconductors such as diamond, have received significant attention. Defects offer great utility as single photon emitters, nanoscale sensors, and quantum memories and registers for quantum computation. Critical to the utility of these defects, is their charge state.

In this dissertation, experiments surrounding the charge state dynamics and the carrier dynamics are performed and analyzed. Extensive studies of the ionization and recombination processes of defects in diamond, specifically, the Nitrogen Vacancy (NV) center, have been performed. Diffusion of ionized charge carriers has been imaged indirectly through the recapture of said carriers by ...


From Photon To Neuron Chapter 16: Tunneling Of Photons And Electrons, Philip C. Nelson 2018 University of Pennsylvania

From Photon To Neuron Chapter 16: Tunneling Of Photons And Electrons, Philip C. Nelson

Department of Physics Papers

This chapter extends Part III of the book From Photon to Neuron (Princeton Univ Press 2017). This preliminary version is made freely available as-is in the hope that it will be useful.


Enhanced Acidity Of Acetic And Pyruvic Acids On The Surface Of Water, Alexis J. Eugene, Elizabeth A. Pillar, Agustín J. Colussi, Marcelo I. Guzman 2018 University of Kentucky

Enhanced Acidity Of Acetic And Pyruvic Acids On The Surface Of Water, Alexis J. Eugene, Elizabeth A. Pillar, Agustín J. Colussi, Marcelo I. Guzman

Chemistry Faculty Publications

Understanding the acid–base behavior of carboxylic acids on aqueous interfaces is a fundamental issue in nature. Surface processes involving carboxylic acids such as acetic and pyruvic acids play roles in (1) the transport of nutrients through cell membranes, (2) the cycling of metabolites relevant to the origin of life, and (3) the photooxidative processing of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions in aerosols and atmospheric waters. Here, we report that 50% of gaseous acetic acid and pyruvic acid molecules transfer a proton to the surface of water at pH 2.8 and 1.8 units lower than their respective acidity constants ...


Giant Microwave Absorption In Fine Powders Of Superconductors, G. Csősz, B. G. Márkus, A. Jánossy, N. M. Nemes, F. Murányi, G. Klupp, K. Kamarás, Vladimir G. Kogan, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Paul C. Canfield, F. Simon 2018 Budapest University of Technology and Economics and MTA-BME Lendület Spintronics Research Group (PROSPIN)

Giant Microwave Absorption In Fine Powders Of Superconductors, G. Csősz, B. G. Márkus, A. Jánossy, N. M. Nemes, F. Murányi, G. Klupp, K. Kamarás, Vladimir G. Kogan, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, F. Simon

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Enhanced microwave absorption, larger than that in the normal state, is observed in fine grains of type-II superconductors (MgB2 and K3C60) for magnetic fields as small as a few % of the upper critical field. The effect is predicted by the theory of vortex motion in type-II superconductors, however its direct observation has been elusive due to skin-depth limitations; conventional microwave absorption studies employ larger samples where the microwave magnetic field exclusion significantly lowers the absorption. We show that the enhancement is observable in grains smaller than the penetration depth. A quantitative analysis on K3C60 in the framework of the Coffey ...


Emergent Magnetic Degeneracy In Iron Pnictides Due To The Interplay Between Spin-Orbit Coupling And Quantum Fluctuations, Morten H. Christensen, Peter P. Orth, Brian M. Andersen, Rafael M. Fernandes 2018 University of Minnesota

Emergent Magnetic Degeneracy In Iron Pnictides Due To The Interplay Between Spin-Orbit Coupling And Quantum Fluctuations, Morten H. Christensen, Peter P. Orth, Brian M. Andersen, Rafael M. Fernandes

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Recent experiments in iron pnictide superconductors reveal that, as the putative magnetic quantum critical point is approached, different types of magnetic order coexist over a narrow region of the phase diagram. Although these magnetic configurations share the same wave vectors, they break distinct symmetries of the lattice. Importantly, the highest superconducting transition temperature takes place close to this proliferation of near-degenerate magnetic states. In this Letter, we employ a renormalization group calculation to show that such a behavior naturally arises due to the effects of spin-orbit coupling on the quantum magnetic fluctuations. Formally, the enhanced magnetic degeneracy near the quantum ...


Persistent Correlation Between Superconductivity And Antiferromagnetic Fluctuations Near A Nematic Quantum Critical Point In Fese1−Xsx, P. Wiecki, Khusboo Rana, A. E. Böhmer, Y. Lee, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Paul C. Canfield, Yuji Furukawa 2018 Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory

Persistent Correlation Between Superconductivity And Antiferromagnetic Fluctuations Near A Nematic Quantum Critical Point In Fese1−Xsx, P. Wiecki, Khusboo Rana, A. E. Böhmer, Y. Lee, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Yuji Furukawa

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We present 77Se-NMR measurements on FeSe1−xSx samples with sulfur content x=0%, 9%, 15%, and 29%. Twinned nematic domains are observed in the NMR spectrum for all samples except x=29%. The NMR spin-lattice relaxation rate shows that antiferromagnetic (AFM) fluctuations are initially enhanced between x=0% and x=9%, but are strongly suppressed for higher x values. The observed behavior of the AFM fluctuations parallels the superconducting transition temperature Tc in these materials, providing strong evidence for the primary importance of AFM fluctuations for superconductivity, despite the presence of nematic quantum criticality in the FeSe1−xSx system.


Effective Demagnetizing Factors Of Diamagnetic Samples Of Various Shapes, Ruslan Prozorov, Vladimir G. Kogan 2018 Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory

Effective Demagnetizing Factors Of Diamagnetic Samples Of Various Shapes, Ruslan Prozorov, Vladimir G. Kogan

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Effective demagnetizing factors that connect the sample magnetic moment with the applied magnetic field are calculated numerically for perfectly diamagnetic samples of various nonellipsoidal shapes. The procedure is based on calculating the total magnetic moment by integrating the magnetic induction obtained from a full three-dimensional (3D) solution of the Maxwell equations using an adaptive mesh. The results are relevant for superconductors (and conductors in ac fields) when the London penetration depth (or the skin depth) is much smaller than the sample size. Simple but reasonably accurate approximate formulas are given for practical shapes including rectangular cuboids, finite cylinders in axial ...


Using Controlled Disorder To Probe The Interplay Between Charge Order And Superconductivity In Nbse2, Kyuil Cho, M. Kończykowski, Serafim Teknowijoyo, Makariy A. Tanatar, J. Guss, P. B. Gartin, John M. Wilde, A. Kreyssig, Robert McQueeney, Alan I. Goldman, V. Mishra, P. J. Hirschfeld, Ruslan Prozorov 2018 Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory

Using Controlled Disorder To Probe The Interplay Between Charge Order And Superconductivity In Nbse2, Kyuil Cho, M. Kończykowski, Serafim Teknowijoyo, Makariy A. Tanatar, J. Guss, P. B. Gartin, John M. Wilde, A. Kreyssig, Robert Mcqueeney, Alan I. Goldman, V. Mishra, P. J. Hirschfeld, Ruslan Prozorov

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The interplay between superconductivity and charge-density wave (CDW) in 2H-NbSe2 is not fully understood despite decades of study. Artificially introduced disorder can tip the delicate balance between two competing long-range orders, and reveal the underlying interactions that give rise to them. Here we introduce disorder by electron irradiation and measure in-plane resistivity, Hall resistivity, X-ray scattering, and London penetration depth. With increasing disorder, the superconducting transition temperature, Tc, varies non-monotonically, whereas the CDW transition temperature, TCDW, monotonically decreases and becomes unresolvable above a critical irradiation dose where Tcdrops sharply. Our results imply that the CDW ...


Laser-Induced Recoverable Surface Patterning On Ni50ti50 Shape Memory Alloys, Saidjafarzoda Ilhom 2018 Western Kentucky University

Laser-Induced Recoverable Surface Patterning On Ni50ti50 Shape Memory Alloys, Saidjafarzoda Ilhom

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a unique class of smart materials exhibiting extraordinary properties with a wide range of applications in engineering, biomedical, and aerospace technologies. In this study, an advanced, efficient, low-cost, and highly scalable laser-assisted imprinting method with low environmental impact to create thermally controllable surface patterns is reported. Two different imprinting methods were carried out mainly on Ni50Ti50 (at. %) SMAs by using a nanosecond pulsed Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm wavelength and 10 Hz frequency. First, laser pulses at selected fluences were directly focused on the NiTi surface, which generated pressure pulses of up to ...


Magnetic Phase Diagram Of The Iron Pnictides In The Presence Of Spin-Orbit Coupling: Frustration Between C2 And C4 Magnetic Phases, Morten H. Christensen, Peter P. Orth, Brian M. Andersen, Rafael M. Fernandes 2018 University of Minnesota

Magnetic Phase Diagram Of The Iron Pnictides In The Presence Of Spin-Orbit Coupling: Frustration Between C2 And C4 Magnetic Phases, Morten H. Christensen, Peter P. Orth, Brian M. Andersen, Rafael M. Fernandes

Physics and Astronomy Publications

We investigate the impact of spin anisotropic interactions, promoted by spin-orbit coupling, on the magnetic phase diagram of the iron-based superconductors. Three distinct magnetic phases with Bragg peaks at (π,0) and (0,π) are possible in these systems: one C2 (i.e. orthorhombic) symmetric stripe magnetic phase and two C4 (i.e. tetragonal) symmetric magnetic phases. While the spin anisotropic interactions allow the magnetic moments to point in any direction in the C2 phase, they restrict the possible moment orientations in the C4 phases. As a result, an interesting scenario arises in which the spin anisotropic interactions favor a ...


Nodeless Superconductivity In The Type-Ii Dirac Semimetal Pdte 2 : London Penetration Depth And Pairing-Symmetry Analysis, Serafim Teknowijoyo, Na Hyun Jo, Mathias S. Scheurer, Makariy A. Tanatar, Kyuil Cho, Sergey L. Bud’ko, Peter Orth, Paul C. Canfield, Ruslan Prozorov 2018 Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory

Nodeless Superconductivity In The Type-Ii Dirac Semimetal Pdte 2 : London Penetration Depth And Pairing-Symmetry Analysis, Serafim Teknowijoyo, Na Hyun Jo, Mathias S. Scheurer, Makariy A. Tanatar, Kyuil Cho, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Peter Orth, Paul C. Canfield, Ruslan Prozorov

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Superconducting gap structure was probed in type-II Dirac semimetal PdTe2 by measuring the London penetration depth using the tunnel diode resonator technique. At low temperatures, the data for two samples are well described by a weak-coupling exponential fit yielding λ(T=0)=230 nm as the only fit parameter at a fixed Δ(0)/Tc≈1.76, and the calculated superfluid density is consistent with a fully gapped superconducting state characterized by a single gap scale. Electrical resistivity measurements for in-plane and inter-plane current directions find very low and nearly temperature-independent normal-state anisotropy. The temperature dependence of resistivity is typical ...


Indication Of Subdominant D-Wave Interaction In Superconducting Cakfe4as4, D. Jost, J.-R. Scholz, William R. Meier, Anna E. Böhmer, Paul C. Canfield, N. Lazarević, R. Hackl 2018 Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Indication Of Subdominant D-Wave Interaction In Superconducting Cakfe4as4, D. Jost, J.-R. Scholz, William R. Meier, Anna E. Böhmer, Paul C. Canfield, N. Lazarević, R. Hackl

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We report inelastic light scattering results on the stoichiometric and fully ordered superconductor CaKFe4As4 as a function of temperature and light polarization. In the energy range between 10 and 315 cm−1 (1.24 and 39.1 meV) we observe the particle-hole continuum above and below the superconducting transition temperature Tc and seven of the eight Raman active phonons. The main focus is placed on the analysis of the electronic excitations. Below Tc all three symmetries projected with in-plane polarizations display a redistribution of spectral weight characteristic for superconductivity. The energies of the pair-breaking peaks in A1g and B2g symmetry ...


Aftershocks In Slowly Compressed Bulk Metallic Glasses: Experiments And Theory, Louis W. McFaul, Wendelin Wright, Xiaojun Gu, Jonathan T. Uhl, Karin A. Dahmen 2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aftershocks In Slowly Compressed Bulk Metallic Glasses: Experiments And Theory, Louis W. Mcfaul, Wendelin Wright, Xiaojun Gu, Jonathan T. Uhl, Karin A. Dahmen

Faculty Journal Articles

We observe two distinct interevent time patterns in the slip avalanches of compressed bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). Small slip avalanches cluster together in time, but large slip avalanches recur roughly periodically. We compare the timing patterns of BMG slip avalanches with timing patterns of earthquakes and with the predictions of a mean-field model. The time clustering of small avalanches is similar to the known time clustering of earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks.


Modeling Recombination In Solar Cells, Paul Chery 2018 Macalester College

Modeling Recombination In Solar Cells, Paul Chery

Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy

Solar cells are a competitive alternative to nonrenewable energy sources such as fossil fuels. However, the efficiency of these devices is limited by photogenerated carrier recombination. We use a finite difference numerical model to study recombination phenomena in the absorber layer of solar cells including alternate recombination models and the effects of spatial distribution of recombination centers. We compare the effect of using the constant lifetime approximation for recombination to the full Shockley-Read-Hall expression in Silicon solar cells and find that the constant lifetime approximation holds for high defect densities but not for high photon flux densities. Finally, we simulate ...


Tailoring Bandgap Of Perovskite Batio3 By Transition Metals Co-Doping For Visible-Light Photoelectrical Applications: A First-Principles Study, Fan Yang, Liang Yang, Changzhi Ai, Pengcheng Xie, Shiwei Lin, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Xihong Lu 2018 Hainan University

Tailoring Bandgap Of Perovskite Batio3 By Transition Metals Co-Doping For Visible-Light Photoelectrical Applications: A First-Principles Study, Fan Yang, Liang Yang, Changzhi Ai, Pengcheng Xie, Shiwei Lin, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Xihong Lu

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The physical and chemical properties of V-M″ and Nb-M″ (M″ is 3d or 4d transition metal) co-doped BaTiO3were studied by first-principles calculation based on density functional theory. Our calculation results show that V-M″ co-doping is more favorable than Nb-M″ co-doping in terms of narrowing the bandgap and increasing the visible-light absorption. In pure BaTiO3, the bandgap depends on the energy levels of the Ti 3d and O 2p states. The appropriate co-doping can effectively manipulate the bandgap by introducing new energy levels interacting with those of the pure BaTiO3. The optimal co-doping effect comes from the ...


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