Sample records for magnetic field optical

  1. Optical sensor of magnetic fields

    DOEpatents

    Butler, M.A.; Martin, S.J.

    1986-03-25

    An optical magnetic field strength sensor for measuring the field strength of a magnetic field comprising a dilute magnetic semi-conductor probe having first and second ends, longitudinally positioned in the magnetic field for providing Faraday polarization rotation of light passing therethrough relative to the strength of the magnetic field. Light provided by a remote light source is propagated through an optical fiber coupler and a single optical fiber strand between the probe and the light source for providing a light path therebetween. A polarizer and an apparatus for rotating the polarization of the light is provided in the light path and a reflector is carried by the second end of the probe for reflecting the light back through the probe and thence through the polarizer to the optical coupler. A photo detector apparatus is operably connected to the optical coupler for detecting and measuring the intensity of the reflected light and comparing same to the light source intensity whereby the magnetic field strength may be calculated.

  2. Wideband optical fiber magnetic field sensor

    SciTech Connect

    Martin, S.J.; Butler, M.A.

    1985-01-01

    The attractive features of fiber optic telemetry, including large signal bandwidth and electrical isolation, may be maintained while eliminating the disadvantages of fiber sensing. This can be accomplished by incorporating a sensing element having the appropriate characteristics. In this paper we will discuss the use of the semi-magnetic semiconductor Cd/sub 1-x/Mn/sub x/Te as a magnetic field sensing element taking into account the Verdet constant, the band gap, and the sensitivity of the material. The manner in which a magnetic semiconductor, such as Cd/sub 1-x/Mn/sub x/Te, could be used to implement a sensor is shown. This sensor system is particularly appropriate for measurement of rapidly varying magnetic fields in electrically noisy environments and may find application in the detection of intense RF fields. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  3. Optical method for detecting variations of the magnetic field strength

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    Bolshakov, M. V.; Ershov, A. V.; Kundikova, N. D.

    2011-04-01

    A method of detecting the magnetic field variation is proposed and implemented experimentally. The method employs the rotation of the speckle pattern of light transmitted through an optical fiber that is placed into a longitudinal magnetic field and the recording of a holographic grating in a photorefractive crystal using the speckle field. The possibility of detecting the shape of a 0.15-s magnetic field pulse is demonstrated experimentally.

  4. Magnetic field error in twin depolarized interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes induced by vertical magnetic field

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    Tian, Hui; Chen, Lei; Zhao, Yuxiang; Zhang, Dengwei; Shu, Xiaowu; Liu, Cheng; Che, Shuangliang

    2015-01-01

    We put forward a theory that the magnetic field vertical to the sensing coil plane may induce a nonreciprocal phase error (NPE) in twin depolarized interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes (TD-IFOGs). A related mathematical model is established. The simulation analysis and experimental result show that the magnetic field error induced by a vertical magnetic field in a TD-IFOG is relatively stable. The error arising from the bending of the fiber is closely related with the radius of an optical fiber coil, fiber's diameter, fiber's length, the strength of the vertical magnetic field and so on. And as for a manufactured TD-IFOG, the vertical magnetic error is proportional to the magnitude of the vertical magnetic field.

  5. Magnetic field visualization of magnetic minerals and grain boundary regions using magneto-optical imaging

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    Podladchikov, Yuri

    Magnetic field visualization of magnetic minerals and grain boundary regions using magneto field visualization of magnetic minerals and grain boundary regions using magneto-optical imaging, J technique since the gray level on the images can be directly mapped to the local value of magnetic field

  6. Measurement of magnetic field using Rayleigh backscattering in optical fibres

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    Wuilpart, M.; Caucheteur, C. [Univ. of Mons, Faculty of Engineeering, Electromagnetism and Telecommunications Dept., 31, Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons (Belgium); Goussarov, A. [SCK.CEN, 200 Boerentang, 2400 Mol (Belgium); Aerssens, M. [Univ. of Mons, Faculty of Engineeering, Electromagnetism and Telecommunications Dept., 31, Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons (Belgium); Massaut, V. [SCK.CEN, 200 Boerentang, 2400 Mol (Belgium); Megret, P. [Univ. of Mons, Faculty of Engineeering, Electromagnetism and Telecommunications Dept., 31, Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons (Belgium)

    2011-07-01

    In this paper, we investigate the use of optical reflectometry in optical fibres for the measurement of magnetic field. The dedicated application concerns the measurement of plasma current in the fusion reactor. The measurement is based on the rotation of the polarization state of the Rayleigh backscattered signal when an optical pulse is launched in the fibre. Particular care has been undertaken to evaluate the impact of linear birefringence on the measurement performance. (authors)

  7. Far-field mapping of the longitudinal magnetic and electric optical fields C. Ecoffey, T. Grosjean

    E-print Network

    Boyer, Edmond

    of the longitudinal magnetic and electric optical fields with a standard scanning microscope that involves a high invasive, of high resolution, and shows high detection efficiencies. Magnetic optical properties of physical and biological micro and nano-structures may thus be revealed with a far-field microscope

  8. Linear Optical Response of Silicon Nanotubes Under Axial Magnetic Field

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    Chegel, Raad; Behzad, Somayeh

    2013-01-01

    We investigated the optical properties of silicon nanotubes (SiNTs) in the low energy region, E < 0.5 eV, and middle energy region, 1.8 eV < E < 2 eV. The dependence of optical matrix elements and linear susceptibility on radius and magnetic field, in terms of one-dimensional (1-d) wavevector and subband index, is calculated using the tight-binding approximation. It is found that, on increasing the nanotube diameter, the low-energy peaks show red-shift and their intensities are decreased. Also, we found that in the middle energy region all tubes have two distinct peaks, where the energy position of the second peak is approximately constant and independent of the nanotube diameter. Comparing the band structure of these tubes in different magnetic fields, several differences are clearly seen, such as splitting of degenerate bands, creation of additional band-edge states, and bandgap modification. It is found that applying the magnetic field leads to a phase transition in zigzag silicon hexagonal nanotubes (Si h-NTs), unlike in zigzag silicon gear-like nanotubes (Si g-NTs), which remain semiconducting in any magnetic field. We found that the axial magnetic field has two effects on the linear susceptibility spectrum, namely broadening and splitting. The axial magnetic field leads to the creation of a peak with energy less than 0.2 eV in metallic Si h-NTs, whereas in the absence of a magnetic field such a transition is not allowed.

  9. Enhanced magnetic-field-induced optical properties of nanostructured magnetic fluids by doping nematic liquid crystals

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Ferronematic materials composed of 4-cyano-4?-pentylbiphenyl nematic liquid crystal and oil-based Fe3O4 magnetic fluid were prepared using ultrasonic agitation. The birefringence (?n) and figure of merit of optical properties (Q?=??n/?, where ? is the extinction coefficient) of pure magnetic fluids and the as-prepared ferronematic materials were examined and compared. The figure of merit of optical properties weighs the birefringence and extinction of the materials and is more appropriate to evaluate their optical properties. Similar magnetic-field- and magnetic-particle-concentration-dependent properties of birefringence and figure of merit of optical properties were obtained for the pure magnetic fluids and the ferronematic materials. For the ferronematic materials, the values of Q increase with the volume fractions of nematic liquid crystal under certain fixed field strength and are larger than those of their corresponding pure magnetic fluids at high field region. In addition, the enhancement of Q value increases monotonously with the magnetic field and becomes remarkable when the applied magnetic field is beyond 50 mT. The maximum relative enhanced value of QR exceeds 6.8% in our experiments. The results of this work may conduce to extend the pragmatic applications of nanostructured magnetic fluids in optical field. PMID:22587542

  10. Optical fiber magnetic field sensors with ceramic magnetostrictive jackets.

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    Sedlar, M; Paulicka, I; Sayer, M

    1996-09-20

    Optical fibers coated by magnetostrictive ceramic films were tested with a Mach-Zehnder interferometer in an open-loop mode. The sensors exhibited excellent linearity and good sensitivity. The response of ceramic-jacketed fibers was not affected by small dc fluctuations that are due to the linear behavior of tested ceramic coatings in low magnetic fields. Tested ceramic materials included magnetite, ?-Fe(2) O(3), nickel ferrite, and cobalt-doped nickel ferrite (NCF2) jackets. The latter showed the best performance. A minimum detectable field of 3.2 × 10(-3) A/m for optical fiber jacketed with 2-?m-thick and 1-m-long NCF2 material has been achieved. The capability of detecting magnetic fields as low as 2.6 × 10(-7) A/m with a 10-?m-thick cobalt-doped nickel ferrite jacket is proposed. PMID:21127528

  11. Fiber optic pulsed magnetic-field sensor based on magneto-optic effect

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Guobing Feng; Zhengfu Li; Xiaoming Wang; Qunshu Wang; Changan Liu

    2001-01-01

    A fiber optic pulsed magnetic-field sensor based on Faraday magneto-optic effect is described in this paper. Its dynamic range is better than 70 dB within the nonlinearity of 5 percent and its noise equivalent magnetic flux density is about 1.5 by 10-6 T. By the method of frequency spectrum analyze, the frequency response characteristic of the sensor is measured and

  12. Electron optics in hybrid photodetectors in magnetic fields

    SciTech Connect

    Green, D.

    1996-12-01

    The CMS detector design has the hadronic calorimeter immersed in a 4 T magnetic field. The scintillator photon transducer must work reliably in this environment. The baseline phototransducer is the ``hybrid photomultiplier``, which consists of a standard photocathode (S20) followed by a high field acceleration onto the surface of a Si diode. Such a device has a linear response, 1 e out for every 3.6 eV of potential drop in excess of the threshold needed to penetrate the passivation layer of the diode. A threshold voltage of {approximately}2 kV is typical of these devices, leading to a gain of {approximately}2000 at 10 kV applied voltage. In the interest of reducing costs, the Si surface can be cut into pixels. However, the optics of the electron trajectories must be well understood so as to avoid crosstalk between pixels caused by misalignment of the accelerating electric field and the axis of the CMS magnetic field. The depletion depth of the Si is quite standard, {approximately}300 {mu}m. The source capacity is {approximately}20 pF. The output pulse has a {approximately}6 nsec risetime for > 60 V diode biasing. The device is expected to be highly immune to magnetic field effects due to the short spacing, {approximately}3 mm, between photocathode and Si.

  13. Far-field mapping of the longitudinal magnetic and electric optical fields

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    Ecoffey, C

    2013-01-01

    In this letter, we demonstrate the experimental mapping of the longitudinal magnetic and electric optical fields with a standard scanning microscope that involves a high numerical aperture far-field objective. The imaging concept relies upon the insertion of an azimuthal or a radial polarizer within the detection path of the microscope which acts as an optical electromagnetic filter aimed at transmitting selectively to the detector the signal from the magnetic or electric longitudinal fields present in the detection volume, respectively. The resulting system is thus versatile, non invasive, of high resolution, and shows high detection efficiencies. Magnetic optical properties of physical and biological micro and nano-structures may thus be revealed with a far-field microscope.

  14. Magnetic tunnel structures: Transport properties controlled by bias, magnetic field, and microwave and optical radiation

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    Volkov, N. V.; Eremin, E. V.; Tarasov, A. S.; Rautskii, M. V.; Varnakov, S. N.; Ovchinnikov, S. G.; Patrin, G. S.

    2012-10-01

    Different phenomena that give rise to a spin-polarized current in some systems with magnetic tunnel junctions are considered. In a manganite-based magnetic tunnel structure in CIP geometry, the effect of current-channel switching was observed, which causes bias-driven magnetoresistance, rf rectification, and the photoelectric effect. The second system under study, ferromagnetic/insulator/semiconductor, exhibits the features of the transport properties in CIP geometry that are also related to the current-channel switching effect. The described properties can be controlled by a bias, a magnetic field, and optical radiation. At last, the third system under consideration is a cooperative assembly of magnetic tunnel junctions. This system exhibits tunnel magnetoresistance and the magnetic-field-driven microwave detection effect.

  15. Three-dimensional magnetic trap lattice on an atom chip with an optically induced fictitious magnetic field

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    Yan, Hui

    2010-05-01

    A robust type of three-dimensional magnetic trap lattice on an atom chip combining optically induced fictitious magnetic field with microcurrent-carrying wires is proposed. Compared to the regular optical lattice, the individual trap in this three-dimensional magnetic trap lattice can be easily addressed and manipulated.

  16. Optical absorption coefficients in two-dimensional semiconductors under strong magnetic field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Y. Yu; J. C. Cao; C. Zhang

    2006-01-01

    We calculate the photon absorption coefficient of hot two-dimensional electrons in the presence of a strong magnetic field. The electrons interact strongly with the optical phonons and the acoustic phonons in quantum wells. The dependence of the optical absorption on the magnetic field is obtained by using the quantum mechanical kinetic theory. It is found that the photon absorption spectrum

  17. Magnetic field-aligned electric field acceleration and the characteristics of the optical aurora

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Christensen, A. B.; Lyons, L. R.; Hecht, J. H.; Sivjee, G. G.; Meier, R. R.

    1987-01-01

    The long-recognized association of brighter aurora with more deeply penetrating, and hence more energetic, electrons is examined. Using the Knight (1973) relation between the magnetic-field-aligned current density and potential drop (derived from the theory of single-particle motion in the presence of a magnetic-field-aligned electric field), an approximate expression relating the energy flux of the precipitating electrons over discrete aurora and the mean particle energy is derived. This expression is used in conjunction with an auroral optical excitation and emission model to specify the dependence of the red/blue ratio of auroral optical emissions on the brightness of the aurora. It is shown that the quantitative predictions of the discrete auroral theory are in accord with observations of the aurora.

  18. Analysis on magnetic field dependence of magneto-optical Faraday effect

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wei Wang; Gongqiang Liu

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, the complicated relations between Faraday rotation and external magnetic field in various circumstances are theoretically deduced using magneto-optical four-level model. A linear field dependence of the Faraday rotation in extremely strong magnetic field or at high temperatures is revealed. Our theory also shows that the Faraday rotation presents an obvious nonlinear field-dependence property in a general magnetic

  19. Magnetic Field-Induced Spectroscopy of Forbidden Optical Transitions with Application to Lattice-Based Optical Atomic Clocks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. V. Taichenachev; V. I. Yudin; C. W. Oates; C. W. Hoyt; Z. W. Barber; L. Hollberg

    2006-01-01

    We develop a method of spectroscopy that uses a weak static magnetic field to enable direct optical excitation of forbidden electric-dipole transitions that are otherwise prohibitively weak. The power of this scheme is demonstrated using the important application of optical atomic clocks based on neutral atoms confined to an optical lattice. The simple experimental implementation of this method---a single clock

  20. Optical Imaging and Magnetic Field Targeting of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Tumors

    PubMed Central

    Foy, Susan P.; Manthe, Rachel L.; Foy, Steven T.; Dimitrijevic, Sanja; Krishnamurthy, Nishanth; Labhasetwar, Vinod

    2010-01-01

    To address efficacy issues of cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy, we have developed a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) formulation with combined drug delivery and imaging properties that can potentially be used in image-guided drug therapy. Our MNP consists of an iron-oxide magnetic core coated with oleic acid (OA) and stabilized with an amphiphilic block copolymer. Previously, we reported that our MNP formulation can provide prolonged contrast for tumor magnetic resonance imaging and can be loaded with hydrophobic anticancer agents for sustained drug delivery. In this study, we developed MNPs with optical imaging properties using new near-infrared dyes to quantitatively determine their long-term biodistribution and tumor localization with and without an external magnetic field in mice with xenograft breast tumors. MNPs localized slowly in the tumor, reaching a peak 48 h post injection before slowly declining over the next 11 days. One-hour exposure of the tumor to a magnetic field further enhanced MNP localization to tumors. Our MNPs can be developed with combined drug delivery and multimodal imaging properties to improve cancer diagnosis, provide sustained treatment, and monitor therapeutic effects in tumors over time. PMID:20731413

  1. A loss-based, magnetic field sensor implemented in a ferrofluid infiltrated microstructured polymer optical fiber

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    Candiani, A. [Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Heraklion 70013 Greece (Greece); Department of Information Engineering (DII), University of Parma, Parma 43124 (Italy); Argyros, A.; Leon-Saval, S. G.; Lwin, R. [Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS), School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia); Selleri, S. [Department of Information Engineering (DII), University of Parma, Parma 43124 (Italy); Pissadakis, S., E-mail: pissas@iesl.forth.gr [Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL), Heraklion 70013 Greece (Greece)

    2014-03-17

    We report an in-fiber magnetic field sensor based on magneto-driven optical loss effects, while being implemented in a ferrofluid infiltrated microstructured polymer optical fiber. We demonstrate that magnetic field flux changes up to 2000 gauss can be detected when the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the fiber axis. In addition, the sensor exhibits high polarization sensitivity for the interrogated wavelengths, providing the possibility of both field flux and direction measurements. The underlying physical and guidance mechanisms of this sensing transduction are further investigated using spectrophotometric, light scattering measurements, and numerical simulations, suggesting photonic Hall effect as the dominant physical, transducing mechanism.

  2. A loss-based, magnetic field sensor implemented in a ferrofluid infiltrated microstructured polymer optical fiber

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    Candiani, A.; Argyros, A.; Leon-Saval, S. G.; Lwin, R.; Selleri, S.; Pissadakis, S.

    2014-03-01

    We report an in-fiber magnetic field sensor based on magneto-driven optical loss effects, while being implemented in a ferrofluid infiltrated microstructured polymer optical fiber. We demonstrate that magnetic field flux changes up to 2000 gauss can be detected when the magnetic field is applied perpendicular to the fiber axis. In addition, the sensor exhibits high polarization sensitivity for the interrogated wavelengths, providing the possibility of both field flux and direction measurements. The underlying physical and guidance mechanisms of this sensing transduction are further investigated using spectrophotometric, light scattering measurements, and numerical simulations, suggesting photonic Hall effect as the dominant physical, transducing mechanism.

  3. Fractal complementary bowtie aperture for confining and enhancing optical magnetic field

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    Yang, Y.; Dai, H. T.; Sun, X. W.

    2012-03-01

    A new kind of bowtie related structures, Sierpinski complementary bowtie aperture (SCBA), is proposed for enhancing and confining optical magnetic field. The magnetic field enhancement factor can be improved with the presence of the fractal. Numerical simulation shows that higher iteration of the SCBA is responsible for the variation of the resonant wavelengths. The magnetic field distributions illustrated 10nm above the output plane prove the magnetic intensity is confined in the sub-wavelength scale. Further investigation demonstrates current can be enhanced in the center of the apertures while electric fields are found to be easier to concentrate at the tiny fractal structures. Magnetic intensity distributions at several resonant points in the spectrum of the third-iteration SCBA are also plotted and the longer wavelength region in near infrared is found to be unsuited for confining magnetic field in SCBA due to weak interaction with the fractals.

  4. Simultaneous measurement of magnetic field and inertia based on hybrid optical pumping

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    Quan, Wei; Li, Yang; Liu, Baiqi

    2015-06-01

    We present a method for simultaneous measurement of magnetic field and inertia by using a hybrid optical pumping of 39\\text{K} and 85\\text{Rb} atoms. The K atoms are directly pumped by a laser and the two species interact with each other by spin exchange and the average magnetization of each other. A simultaneous-measurement model of magnetic field and inertia is proposed based on the coupled spin ensemble. By solving the K-Rb Bloch equation analytically and numerically, we find that the steady-state response for K, Rb transverse polarizations is linearly dependent on magnetic field and inertial rotation rate. The optimal bias magnetic field, suppression of the disturbance magnetic field in the signal, density ratio of K/Rb, and temperature of the cell are carefully analyzed to make the measurement model precise.

  5. Development of optical modulators for measurements of solar magnetic fields

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    West, E. A.; Smith, J. E.

    1987-01-01

    The measurement of polarized light allows solar astronomers to infer the magnetic field on the Sun. The accuracy of these measurements is dependent on the stable retardation characteristics of the polarization modulators used to minimize the atmospheric effects seen in ground-based observations. This report describes the work by the Space Science Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center to improve two types of polarization modulators. As a result, the timing characteristics for both electrooptic crystals (KD*Ps) and liquid crystal devices (LCDs) have been studied and will be used to enhance the capabilities of the MSFC Vector Magnetograph.

  6. Deep-subwavelength imaging of both electric and magnetic localized optical fields by plasmonic campanile nanoantenna

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    Caselli, Niccolò; La China, Federico; Bao, Wei; Riboli, Francesco; Gerardino, Annamaria; Li, Lianhe; Linfield, Edmund H.; Pagliano, Francesco; Fiore, Andrea; Schuck, P. James; Cabrini, Stefano; Weber-Bargioni, Alexander; Gurioli, Massimo; Intonti, Francesca

    2015-01-01

    Tailoring the electromagnetic field at the nanoscale has led to artificial materials exhibiting fascinating optical properties unavailable in naturally occurring substances. Besides having fundamental implications for classical and quantum optics, nanoscale metamaterials provide a platform for developing disruptive novel technologies, in which a combination of both the electric and magnetic radiation field components at optical frequencies is relevant to engineer the light-matter interaction. Thus, an experimental investigation of the spatial distribution of the photonic states at the nanoscale for both field components is of crucial importance. Here we experimentally demonstrate a concomitant deep-subwavelength near-field imaging of the electric and magnetic intensities of the optical modes localized in a photonic crystal nanocavity. We take advantage of the “campanile tip”, a plasmonic near-field probe that efficiently combines broadband field enhancement with strong far-field to near-field coupling. By exploiting the electric and magnetic polarizability components of the campanile tip along with the perturbation imaging method, we are able to map in a single measurement both the electric and magnetic localized near-field distributions. PMID:26045401

  7. Deep-subwavelength imaging of both electric and magnetic localized optical fields by plasmonic campanile nanoantenna.

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    Caselli, Niccolò; La China, Federico; Bao, Wei; Riboli, Francesco; Gerardino, Annamaria; Li, Lianhe; Linfield, Edmund H; Pagliano, Francesco; Fiore, Andrea; Schuck, P James; Cabrini, Stefano; Weber-Bargioni, Alexander; Gurioli, Massimo; Intonti, Francesca

    2015-01-01

    Tailoring the electromagnetic field at the nanoscale has led to artificial materials exhibiting fascinating optical properties unavailable in naturally occurring substances. Besides having fundamental implications for classical and quantum optics, nanoscale metamaterials provide a platform for developing disruptive novel technologies, in which a combination of both the electric and magnetic radiation field components at optical frequencies is relevant to engineer the light-matter interaction. Thus, an experimental investigation of the spatial distribution of the photonic states at the nanoscale for both field components is of crucial importance. Here we experimentally demonstrate a concomitant deep-subwavelength near-field imaging of the electric and magnetic intensities of the optical modes localized in a photonic crystal nanocavity. We take advantage of the "campanile tip", a plasmonic near-field probe that efficiently combines broadband field enhancement with strong far-field to near-field coupling. By exploiting the electric and magnetic polarizability components of the campanile tip along with the perturbation imaging method, we are able to map in a single measurement both the electric and magnetic localized near-field distributions. PMID:26045401

  8. A two-dimensional remote fibre-optic magnetic field and current sensor

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    Petko D. Dinev

    1996-01-01

    A new type of a remote two-dimensional magnetic field and current sensor has been developed to measure constant (DC) and variable (AC) magnetic fields and currents simultaneously in two perpendicular directions with a linearity error less than 0.1%. Based on the elastic cantilever principle, the deflection of an aluminium-coated optical fibre due to the Lorentzian force is sensed by an

  9. Parametric distortion of the optical absorption edge of a magnetic semiconductor by a strong laser field

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    Nunes, O.A.C.

    1985-09-15

    The influence of a strong laser field on the optical absorption edge of a direct-gap magnetic semiconductor is considered. It is shown that as the strong laser intensity increases the absorption coefficient is modified so as to give rise to an absorption tail below the free-field forbidden gap. An application is made for the case of the EuO.

  10. Magnetic field effects on the optical properties of superlattices in the Voigt configuration

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    García-Serrano, R.; Martínez, G.; Hernández, P. H.; Cocoletzi, Gregorio H.

    2004-01-01

    Optical responses of magnetoplasmons in superlattices are investigated accounting for an external magnetic B0 field in the Voigt configuration. Two-layer period superlattices are considered to study magnetoplasma normal modes in the infinite superlattice and the optical response Rp when p-polarized light is incident onto the truncated system. The dispersion relation and reflectivity curves display minibands and minigaps of bulk magnetoplasmons. The resonances of both Bloch wave vector and Rp experience a blue shift when the magnetic field strength increases. Comparisons with the structures obtained in the perpendicular and Faraday geometries show that the perpendicular case yields the most important effects.

  11. Optical absorption coefficients in two-dimensional semiconductors under strong magnetic field

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    Yu, L. Y.; Cao, J. C.; Zhang, C.

    2006-06-01

    We calculate the photon absorption coefficient of hot two-dimensional electrons in the presence of a strong magnetic field. The electrons interact strongly with the optical phonons and the acoustic phonons in quantum wells. The dependence of the optical absorption on the magnetic field is obtained by using the quantum mechanical kinetic theory. It is found that the photon absorption spectrum displays a local magnetophonon resonance. The magnetophonon absorption resulting from inelastic scattering between Landau levels is more pronounced at higher temperature. The effect of subband nonparabolicity on the absorption coefficient is also discussed.

  12. Optical Investigation of Monolayer and Bulk Tungsten Diselenide (WSe2) in High Magnetic Fields.

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    Mitioglu, A A; Plochocka, P; Granados Del Aguila, Á; Christianen, P C M; Deligeorgis, G; Anghel, S; Kulyuk, L; Maude, D K

    2015-07-01

    Optical spectroscopy in high magnetic fields B ? 65 T is used to reveal the very different nature of carriers in monolayer and bulk transition metal dichalcogenides. In monolayer WSe2, the exciton emission shifts linearly with the magnetic field and exhibits a splitting that originates from the magnetic field induced valley splitting. The monolayer data can be described using a single particle picture with a Dirac-like Hamiltonian for massive Dirac Fermions, with an additional term to phenomenologically include the valley splitting. In contrast, in bulk WSe2 where the inversion symmetry is restored, transmission measurements show a distinctly excitonic behavior with absorption to the 1s and 2s states. Magnetic field induces a spin splitting together with a small diamagnetic shift and cyclotron like behavior at high fields, which is best described within the hydrogen model. PMID:26065723

  13. Broken-diabolo nanoantenna for co-enhancing and -confining optical electric and magnetic field

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    Yu, Zaihe; Gao, Zhen; Wang, Zhuoyuan

    2015-07-01

    In this letter, we introduce a broken-diabolo nanoantenna aimed at generating electric and magnetic hot spots in the near-infrared range, thus enhancing and confining the electric and magnetic optical field simultaneously. This nanoantenna different from the well-known diabolo nanoantenna and bowtie nanoantenna in that it can accumulate a large charge density at the upper air gap and a high optical current density within the lower central junction, leading to a large electric and magnetic field enhancement near the center of the nanoantenna at the same time. Numerical simulation results on this broken-diabolo nanoantenna show that a 5-fold enhancement of electric field (compare to the electric field enhancement of a diabolo nanoantenna) is achieved at a wavelength of 2353 nm, confined to a 40-by-40 nm region near the center of the nanoantenna.

  14. A Radio and Optical Polarization Study of the Magnetic Field in the Small Magellanic Cloud

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    Mao, S. A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Gaensler, B. M. [School of Physics, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Stanimirovic, S. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Haverkorn, M. [Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); McClure-Griffiths, N. M. [Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia); Staveley-Smith, L. [School of Physics, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009 (Australia); Dickey, J. M., E-mail: samao@cfa.harvard.edu [Physics Department, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS 7001 (Australia)

    2008-12-01

    We present a study of the magnetic field of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), carried out using radio Faraday rotation and optical starlight polarization data. Consistent negative rotation measures (RMs) across the SMC indicate that the line-of-sight magnetic field is directed uniformly away from us with a strength 0.19 {+-} 0.06 {mu}G. Applying the Chandrasekhar-Fermi method to starlight polarization data yields an ordered magnetic field in the plane of the sky of strength 1.6 {+-} 0.4 {mu}G oriented at a position angle 4deg {+-} 12deg , measured counterclockwise from the great circle on the sky joining the SMC to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). We construct a three-dimensional magnetic field model of the SMC, under the assumption that the RMs and starlight polarization probe the same underlying large-scale field. The vector defining the overall orientation of the SMC magnetic field shows a potential alignment with the vector joining the center of the SMC to the center of the LMC, suggesting the possibility of a 'pan-Magellanic' magnetic field. A cosmic-ray-driven dynamo is the most viable explanation of the observed field geometry, but has difficulties accounting for the observed unidirectional field lines. A study of Faraday rotation through the Magellanic Bridge is needed to further test the pan-Magellanic field hypothesis.

  15. Magnetic Fields

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    Students visualize the magnetic field of a strong permanent magnet using a compass. The lesson begins with an analogy to the effect of the Earth's magnetic field on a compass. Students see the connection that the compass simply responds to the Earth's magnetic field since it is the closest, strongest field, and thus the compass responds to the field of the permanent magnets, allowing them the ability to map the field of that magnet in the activity. This information will be important in designing a solution to the grand challenge in activity 4 of the unit.

  16. Optical Orientation of Mn2+ Ions in GaAs in Weak Longitudinal Magnetic Fields

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    Akimov, I. A.; Dzhioev, R. I.; Korenev, V. L.; Kusrayev, Yu. G.; Sapega, V. F.; Yakovlev, D. R.; Bayer, M.

    2011-04-01

    We report on optical orientation of Mn2+ ions in bulk GaAs subject to weak longitudinal magnetic fields (B?100mT). A manganese spin polarization of 25% is directly evaluated by using spin-flip Raman scattering. The dynamical Mn2+ polarization occurs due to the s-d exchange interaction with optically oriented conduction band electrons. Time-resolved photoluminescence reveals a nontrivial electron spin dynamics, where the oriented Mn2+ ions tend to stabilize the electron spins.

  17. Nonlinear optics response of semiconductor quantum wells under high magnetic fields

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    D. S. Chemla

    1993-01-01

    Recent investigations on the nonlinear optical response of semiconductor quantum wells (QW's) in a strong perpendicular magnetic field, H, are reviewed. After some introductory material, the evolution of the linear optical properties of GaAs QW's as a function of H is discussed; an examination is made of how the magneto-excitons (MX) extrapolate continuously between quasi-2D QW excitons (X) when H

  18. Distributed fiber optic sensor for mapping of intense magnetic fields based on polarization sensitive reflectometry

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    Palmieri, Luca; Galtarossa, Andrea

    2012-02-01

    We describe a novel distributed fiber optic sensor, which is able to map both strength and orientation of intense static magnetic fields in the area spanned by the fiber. The sensor is based on Faraday rotation and on polarization analysis of the field backscattered by the fiber due to Rayleigh scattering. Owing to a specific theoretical model, it is possible to isolate and measure the effect of magnetic field along the fiber, independently of its intrinsic birefringence. The small Verdet constant of standard silica fibers makes the proposed technique most suited to intense magnetic fields. Two different sensors based on this approach have been built and successfully tested in a 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging scanner.

  19. Magnetic field control of the intraband optical absorption in two-dimensional quantum rings

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    Olendski, O., E-mail: oolendski@ksu.edu.sa [King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2454, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Barakat, T., E-mail: tbarakat@ksu.edu.sa [Department of Physics, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2454, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

    2014-02-28

    Linear and nonlinear optical absorption coefficients of the two-dimensional semiconductor ring in the perpendicular magnetic field B are calculated within independent electron approximation. Characteristic feature of the energy spectrum are crossings of the levels with adjacent nonpositive magnetic quantum numbers as the intensity B changes. It is shown that the absorption coefficient of the associated optical transition is drastically decreased at the fields corresponding to the crossing. Proposed model of the Volcano disc allows to get simple mathematical analytical results, which provide clear physical interpretation. An interplay between positive linear and intensity-dependent negative cubic absorption coefficients is discussed; in particular, critical light intensity at which additional resonances appear in the total absorption dependence on the light frequency is calculated as a function of the magnetic field and levels' broadening.

  20. Magnetic Fields

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    Schöller, Markus

    2015-01-01

    In this chapter, we give a brief introduction into the use of the Zeeman effect in astronomy and the general detection of magnetic fields in stars, concentrating on the use of FORS2 for longitudinal magnetic field measurements.

  1. Magnetic field-aligned electric field acceleration and the characteristics of the optical aurora

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    A. B. Christensen; L. R. Lyons; J. H. Hecht; G. G. Sivjee; R. R. Meier; D. G. Strickland

    1987-01-01

    The long-recognized association of brighter aurora with more deeply penetrating, and hence more energetic electrons is examined. Using the Knight (1973) relation between the magnetic field aligned current density j{sub parallel} and potential drop V{sub parallel}, derived from the theory of single particle motion in the presence of a magnetic field-aligned electric field, an approximate expression relating the energy flux

  2. Magnetic field-aligned electric field acceleration and the characteristics of the optical aurora

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    A. B. Christensen; L. R. Lyons; J. H. Hecht; G. G. Sivjee; R. R. Meier

    1987-01-01

    The long-recognized association of brighter aurora with more deeply penetrating, and hence more energetic, electrons is examined. Using the Knight (1973) relation between the magnetic-field-aligned current density and potential drop (derived from the theory of single-particle motion in the presence of a magnetic-field-aligned electric field), an approximate expression relating the energy flux of the precipitating electrons over discrete aurora and

  3. Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with modulated light in tilted magnetic fields

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    Pustelny, S.; Gawlik, W.; Rochester, S. M.; Kimball, D. F. Jackson; Yashchuk, V. V.; Budker, D. [Centrum Badan Magnetooptycznych, M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States); Department of Physics, California State University--East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, California 94542 (United States); Advanced Light Source Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720-7300, USA and Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2006-12-15

    Larmor precession of laser-polarized atoms contained in antirelaxation-coated cells, detected via nonlinear magneto-optical rotation (NMOR), is a promising technique for a new generation of ultrasensitive atomic magnetometers. For magnetic fields directed along the light propagation direction, resonances in NMOR appear when linearly polarized light is frequency or amplitude modulated at twice the Larmor frequency. Because the frequency of these resonances depends on the magnitude but not the direction of the field, they are useful for scalar magnetometry. Additional NMOR resonances at the Larmor frequency appear when the magnetic field is tilted away from the light propagation direction in the plane defined by the light propagation and polarization vectors. These resonances, studied both experimentally and with a density matrix calculation in the present work, offer a convenient method of achieving additional information about a direction of the magnetic field.

  4. A New Optical Polarization Catalog for the Small Magellanic Cloud: The Magnetic Field Structure

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    Lobo Gomes, Aiara; Mário Magalhães, Antônio; Pereyra, Antonio; Vilega Rodrigues, Cláudia

    2015-06-01

    We present a new optical polarimetric catalog for the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). It contains a total of 7207 stars, located in the northeast (NE) and Wing sections of the SMC and part of the Magellanic Bridge. This new catalog is a significant improvement compared to previous polarimetric catalogs for the SMC. We used it to study the sky-projected interstellar magnetic field structure of the SMC. Three trends were observed for the ordered magnetic field direction at position angles (PAs) of (65° ± 10°), (115° ± 10°), and (150° ± 10°). Our results suggest the existence of an ordered magnetic field aligned with the Magellanic Bridge direction and SMC’s Bar in the NE region, which have PAs roughly at 115.°4 and 45°, respectively. However, the overall magnetic field structure is fairly complex. The trends at 115° and 150° may be correlated with the SMC’s bimodal structure, observed in Cepheids’ distances and HI velocities. We derived a value of {{B}sky}=(0.947+/- 0.079) ?G for the ordered sky-projected magnetic field, and ? B=(1.465+/- 0.069) ?G for the turbulent magnetic field. This estimate of {{B}sky} is significantly larger (by a factor of ?10) than the line of sight field derived from Faraday rotation observations, suggesting that most of the ordered field component is on the plane of the sky. A turbulent magnetic field stronger than the ordered field agrees with observed estimates for other irregular and spiral galaxies. For the SMC the {{B}sky}/? B ratio is closer to what is observed for our Galaxy than other irregular dwarf galaxies.

  5. Particle size and magnetic field-induced optical properties of magnetic fluid nanoparticles.

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    Rao, G Narsinga; Yao, Y D; Chen, Y L; Wu, K T; Chen, J W

    2005-09-01

    Magnetite nanoparticles with diameters of 7, 9, and 12 nm have been prepared by a chemical coprecipitation method. The transmission of light through magnetic fluid containing these nanoparticles has been investigated as a function of film thickness with wavelength between 400 and 750 nm, and applied magnetic fields up to 275 Oe. The transmission threshold shifts to the lower wavelength side with decreasing magnetic fluid film thickness as well as the particle size. For a given film thickness, the transmittance increases with increasing magnetic field for films with a particle size of 7 and 9 nm, but decreases in the 12-nm film. This is attributed to the competition between the van der Waals and dipole-dipole interaction. PMID:16241436

  6. Fiber-Optic Magnetic-Field-Strength Measurement System for Lightning Detection

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    Gurecki, Jay; Scully, Robert; Davis, Allen; Kirkendall, Clay; Bucholtz, Frank

    2011-01-01

    A fiber-optic sensor system is designed to measure magnetic fields associated with a lightning stroke. Field vector magnitudes are detected and processed for multiple locations. Since physical limitations prevent the sensor elements from being located in close proximity to highly conductive materials such as aluminum, the copper wire sensor elements (3) are located inside a 4-cubic-in. (.66-cubic-cm) plastic housing sensor head and connected to a fiber-optic conversion module by shielded cabling, which is limited to the shortest length feasible. The signal path between the conversion module and the avionics unit which processes the signals are fiber optic, providing enhanced immunity from electromagnetic radiation incident in the vicinity of the measurements. The sensors are passive, lightweight, and much smaller than commercial B-dot sensors in the configuration which measures a three-dimensional magnetic field. The system is expandable, and provides a standard-format output signal for downstream processing. Inside of the sensor head, three small search coils, each having a few turns on a circular form, are mounted orthogonally inside the non-metallic housing. The fiber-optic conversion module comprises three interferometers, one for each search coil. Each interferometer has a high bandwidth optical phase modulator that impresses the signal received from its search coil onto its output. The output of each interferometer travels by fiber optic cable to the avionics unit, and the search coil signal is recovered by an optical phase demodulator. The output of each demodulator is fed to an analog-to-digital converter, whose sampling rate is determined by the maximum expected rate of rise and peak signal magnitude. The output of the digital processor is a faithful reproduction of the coil response to the incident magnetic field. This information is provided in a standard output format on a 50-ohm port that can be connected to any number of data collection and processing instruments and/or systems. The measurement of magnetic fields using fiber-optic signal processing is novel because it eliminates limitations of a traditional B-dot system. These limitations include the distance from the sensor to the measurement device, the potential for the signal to degrade or be corrupted by EMI from lightning, and the size and weight of the sensor and associated plate.

  7. Magnetic field effects on the optical response of a film with a rough surface: Voigt geometry

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    Jacobo-Escobar, J. H.; Cocoletzi, Gregorio H.

    Using the Rayleigh-Fano modal approach we investigate the optical response of a metallic film with a deterministic rough surface taking into account an external magnetic field in the Voigt geometry. For P-polarized light incident onto a deterministic rough surface we calculate the specular and first-order scattered field amplitudes. We also explore the nonreciprocity property and the coupling of the incident light with the surface magnetoplasmons. It is obtained that the magnetic field strength may increase the gap between two minima produced by the splitting of the minima of the zero-field specular reflection. The dispersion relations of the surface magnetoplasmons predict the possible experimental excitation and detection of these modes.

  8. Magnetic-field-induced optical anisotropy in ferrofluids: A time-dependent light-scattering investigation

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    Rablau, Corneliu; Vaishnava, Prem; Sudakar, Chandran; Tackett, Ronald; Lawes, Gavin; Naik, Ratna

    2008-11-01

    We report an experimental investigation of time dependent anisotropic light scattering by an aqueous suspension of tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles (˜6nm) under the ON-OFF transient of an external dc magnetic field. The study employs the synchronized recording and measurement of the two magnetic-field-induced light-scattering patterns produced by two identical orthogonal He-Ne laser beams passing through the ferrofluid sample and propagating parallel and perpendicular to the applied field, respectively. From these patterns, we extract the time dependence of the induced optical anisotropy, which provides a measure of the characteristic time scale and kinematic response for field-induced structure formation in the sample. We propose that the time evolution of the scattering patterns, which is very fast at short times and significantly slower at long times, can be explained using a model based on a two-stage chain formation and coarsening processes.

  9. Optical orientation of Mn2+ ions in GaAs in weak longitudinal magnetic fields.

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    Akimov, I A; Dzhioev, R I; Korenev, V L; Kusrayev, Yu G; Sapega, V F; Yakovlev, D R; Bayer, M

    2011-04-01

    We report on optical orientation of Mn2+ ions in bulk GaAs subject to weak longitudinal magnetic fields (B?100??mT). A manganese spin polarization of 25% is directly evaluated by using spin-flip Raman scattering. The dynamical Mn2+ polarization occurs due to the s-d exchange interaction with optically oriented conduction band electrons. Time-resolved photoluminescence reveals a nontrivial electron spin dynamics, where the oriented Mn2+ ions tend to stabilize the electron spins. PMID:21561222

  10. Nonlinear optics response of semiconductor quantum wells under high magnetic fields

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    Chemla, D.S.

    1993-07-01

    Recent investigations on the nonlinear optical response of semiconductor quantum wells in a strong perpendicular magnetic field, H, are reviewed. After some introductory material the evolution of the linear optical properties of GaAs QW`s as a function of H is discussed; an examination is made of how the magneto-excitons (MX) extrapolate continuously between quasi-2D QW excitons (X) when H = 0, and pairs of Landau levels (LL) when H {yields} {infinity}. Next, femtosecond time resolved investigations of their nonlinear optical response are presented; the evolution of MX-MX interactions with increasing H is stressed. Finally, how, as the dimensionality is reduced by application of H, the number of scattering channels is limited and relaxation of electron-hole pairs is affected. How nonlinear optical spectroscopy can be exploited to access the relaxation of angular momentum within magneto-excitons is also discussed.

  11. Optical conductivity of topological insulator thin films in a quantizing magnetic field.

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    Ullah, A; Sabeeh, K

    2014-12-17

    We determine the optical response of topological insulator thin films in the presence of a quantizing, external magnetic field. We explicitly take into account hybridization between the states of top and bottom surface. The interplay between hybridization and Zeeman energies gives rise to topological and normal insulator phases and phase transitions between them. The optical response in the two phases and at the phase transition point is investigated. We show that the difference in magneto-optical response can be used to distinguish the topological phase from the normal phase of the system. Further, the optical response also allows us to determine the gap generated by hybridization between top and bottom surface states of topological insulator thin films. PMID:25419699

  12. Optical probe of spin-orbit fields in metallic magnetic structures

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    Montazeri, Mohammad; Upadhyaya, Pramey; Yu, Guoqiang; Wong, Kin L.; Lang, Murong; Fan, Yabin; Khalili Amiri, Pedram; Schwartz, Robert N.; Wang, Kang L.

    2015-03-01

    We report a novel self-consistent optical approach based on magneto-optical Kerr effect to directly and quantitatively probe the spin-orbit fields of magnetic devices with 1um diffraction limited spatial resolution. The optical probe is exemplified by investigating the spin-orbit fields in a magnetic stack of Ta(5 nm)/CoFeB(1.1 nm)/MgO(2.0 nm)/TaOx with enhanced perpendicular anisotropy. Both field-like and damping-like contributions were measured independently and their coefficients are quantified at 3 . 3 ×10-6 and - 2 . 0 ×10-6 Oe / A . cm-2 respectively. A detailed comparison with standard transport technique is presented in which a very good agreement were found. Our results establish the relevance of the optical methods for studying spin-orbit torque related physics. We acknowledge the support from the National Science Foundation (DMR-1411085) and the FAME Center, one of the six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA.

  13. Compact magnetic-field sensor based on optical microfiber Michelson interferometer and Fe3O4 nanofluid.

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    Deng, Ming; Sun, Xiaokang; Han, Meng; Li, Decai

    2013-02-01

    We report a magnetic-field sensor by merging the advantages of optical fiber Michelson interferometers with that of magnetic fluid. Compact and low-cost optical fiber Michelson interferometers were first fabricated by a high-frequency CO(2) laser, and then they were inserted into glass capillaries with water-based Fe(3)O(4) magnetic fluid as sensing elements. The sensing characteristics have been investigated and the experimental results show that the reflective spectrum of the fiber-magnetic sensor linearly shifted with the change of the magnetic-field strength that is perpendicular to the axial of the devices. The fiber-magnetic sensor with interference arm's diameter of 50 ?m is most sensitive to the external magnetic field, and the sensitivity is up to 64.9 pm/mT, which is 20 times higher than that of 125 ?m diameter. PMID:23385914

  14. Optical Tomography of a Sunspot. II. Vector Magnetic Field and Temperature Stratification

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    Westendorp Plaza, C.; del Toro Iniesta, J. C.; Ruiz Cobo, B.; Martínez Pillet, V.; Lites, B. W.; Skumanich, A.

    2001-02-01

    An observational determination of the three-dimensional magnetic and thermal structure of a sunspot is presented. It has been obtained through the application of the SIR inversion technique (Stokes Inversion based on Response functions) on a low-noise, full Stokes profile two-dimensional map of the sunspot as observed with the Advanced Stokes Polarimeter. As a result of the inversion, maps of the magnetic field strength, B, zenith angle, ?, azimuth, ?, and temperature, T, over 25 layers at given optical depths (i.e., an optical tomography) are obtained, of which those between log?5=0 and log?5=-2.8 are considered to provide accurate information on the physical parameters. All over the penumbra ? increases with depth, while B is larger at the bottom layers of the inner penumbra (as in the umbra) but larger at the top layers of the outer penumbra (as in the canopy). The corrugation of the penumbral magnetic field already observed by other authors has been confirmed by our different inversion technique. Such a corrugation is especially evident in the zenith angle maps of the intermediate layers, featuring the presence of the so-called spines that we further characterize: spines are warmer and have a less inclined magnetic field than the spaces between them and tend to have a smaller gradient of ? with optical depth over the entire penumbra, but with a field strength which is locally stronger in the middle penumbra and locally weaker in the outer penumbra and beyond in the canopy. In the lower layers of these external parts of the sunspot, most of the field lines are seen to return to the solar surface, a result that is closely connected with the Evershed effect (e.g., Westendorp et al., the third paper in this series). The Stokes V net area asymmetry map as well as the average B, ?, and T radial distributions (and that of the line-of-sight velocities; see the third paper in this series) show a border between an inner and an outer penumbra with different three-dimensional structure. We suggest that it is in this middle zone where most of a new family of penumbral flux tubes (some of them with Evershed flow) emerge interlaced (both horizontally and vertically) among themselves and with the ``background'' magnetic field of the penumbra. The interlacing along the line of sight is witnessed by the indication of many points in the outer penumbra showing rapid transitions with height between two structures, one with very weak and inclined magnetic field at the bottom of the photosphere and the other with a stronger and less inclined magnetic field. Over the whole penumbra, and at all optical layers, a constant but weak deviation from radiality of some 5° is detected for the azimuth of the vector magnetic field, which may be in agreement with former detections but which is not significantly higher than the size of the errors for this parameter.

  15. Magnetic Field Safety Magnetic Field Safety

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    Magnetic Field Safety Training #12;Magnetic Field Safety Strong Magnetic Fields exist around energized magnets. High magnetic fields alone are a recognized hazard only for personnel with certain fields will rapidly accelerate any magnetic material towards the magnet. § Magnetic material is commonly

  16. Optical Magnetic Mirrors without Metals

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    Liu, Sheng; Mahony, Thomas S; Jun, Young Chul; Campione, Salvatore; Ginn, James; Bender, Daniel A; Wendt, Joel R; Ihlefeld, Jon F; Clem, Paul G; Wright, Jeremy B; Brener, Igal

    2014-01-01

    The reflection of an optical wave from a metal, arising from strong interactions between the optical electric field and the free carriers of the metal, is accompanied by a phase reversal of the reflected electric field. A far less common route to achieve high reflectivity exploits strong interactions between the material and the optical magnetic field to produce a magnetic mirror which does not reverse the phase of the reflected electric field. At optical frequencies, the magnetic properties required for strong interaction can only be achieved through the use of artificially tailored materials. Here we experimentally demonstrate, for the first time, the magnetic mirror behavior of a low-loss, all-dielectric metasurface at infrared optical frequencies through direct measurements of the phase and amplitude of the reflected optical wave. The enhanced absorption and emission of transverse electric dipoles placed very close to magnetic mirrors can lead to exciting new advances in sensors, photodetectors, and light...

  17. Magnetic fields and beam optics studies of a 250 MeV superconducting proton radiotherapy cyclotron

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    Kim, Jong-Won

    2007-11-01

    A 250 MeV superconducting cyclotron for the proton radiation therapy was designed at the Michigan State University (MSU) for use at the Paul Scherrer Institut. This work was based on the conceptual design carried out at the MSU in 1994. The previous design was refined to finalize the magnet configuration and to optimally arrange cyclotron elements for the actual construction. The spiral angle of the pole was reduced, the new hill-edges and valley shims being introduced. The magnetic fields were highly isochronized using a least square fitting routine involving a schematic shimming scheme. The resulting reference field was adequate for the elaborate study of beam optics. The optics simulation predicted that extraction efficiency of above 80% was achievable for a beam with the initial phase width of 20°. The vertical deflector was investigated located in the central region to control the beam intensity with tracking of beam phase spaces. Some measurement results for the constructed cyclotron were found in a good agreement with those of the optics study.

  18. Magnetic field response of erbium-doped magneto-optic fiber Bragg grating

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    Wen, Feng; Wu, Bao-Jian; Li, Chong-Zhen; Wu, Shi-Juan; Perumal, Sathishkumar

    2012-06-01

    The spectrum shift of erbium-doped magneto-optic fiber Bragg grating (Er-MFBG) induced by external magnetic fields is, for the first time, directly measured by the method of the ``direct edge detection,'' and then the effective Verdet constant of -12.42 rad/(T.m) is determined. The theoretical results are in agreement with the experimental data. Our analysis shows the transfer characteristics of the spectrum shift to the transmission power are dependent on the state of polarization and wavelength position of probe light for a given Er-MFBG.

  19. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of semiconductor nanorings with magnetic field and disorder - Influence on excitons and biexcitons

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    Meier, T.; Thomas, P.; Koch, S. W.

    2001-07-01

    Linear and nonlinear optical absorption spectra are studied theoretically for semiconductor nanorings penetrated by a magnetic field. Due to the Aharanov-Bohm effect the spectral position as well as the oscillator strength of the exciton change periodically as function of the magnetic flux enclosed by the ring. In the nonlinear differential absorption spectra it is found that the magnetic field strongly modifies Coulomb many-body correlations. In particular, the magnetic-field-induced increase of the exciton binding energy is accompanied by a decrease of the biexciton binding energy. The persistence of these effects in the presence of energetic disorder is analyzed.

  20. High-frequency and high-field optically detected magnetic resonance of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond

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    Viktor Stepanov; Franklin H. Cho; Chathuranga Abeywardana; Susumu Takahashi

    2015-02-11

    We present the development of an optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) system, which enables us to perform the ODMR measurements of a single defect in solids at high frequencies and high magnetic fields. Using the high-frequency and high-field ODMR system, we demonstrate 115 GHz continuous-wave and pulsed ODMR measurements of a single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in a diamond crystal at the magnetic field of 4.2 Tesla as well as investigation of field dependence ($0-8$ Tesla) of the longitudinal relaxation time ($T_1$) of NV centers in nanodiamonds.

  1. Observations of vector magnetic fields with a magneto-optic filter

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    Cacciani, Alessandro; Varsik, John; Zirin, Harold

    1990-01-01

    The use of the magnetooptic filter to observe solar magnetic fields in the potassium line at 7699 A is described. The filter has been used in the Big Bear videomagnetograph since October 23. It gives a high sensitivity and dynamic range for longitudnal magnetic fields and enables measurement of transverse magnetic fields using the sigma component. Examples of the observations are presented.

  2. A novel all-fiber magneto-optic switch based on high-speed magnetic field module

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    Wang, Minfeng; Weng, Zihua; Chen, Xu; Lin, Shaohan; Wu, Qinping

    2007-11-01

    All-fiber magneto-optic switch is presented in this paper which contains both of optical route and high-speed magnetic field module. The optical route has a 1×2 Fiber Polarization Beam Splitter (FPBS) and a 2×2 Dual Fiber Polarization Beam Splitter (DFPBS). The high-speed magnetic field module is core of all-fiber magneto-optic switch which changes the electronic pulse into magnetic pulse to control the light polarization's plane based on Faraday Effect. The high-speed magnetic field module adopts Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) crystal fiber, nanosecond impulser and high-speed magnetic field, characterized by no moving parts, low transmission loss and polarization insensitive, low optical insertion loss etc. YIG crystal fiber, the magneto-optic material with high Verdet constant, used to rotate the polarization plane of the polarized light 90° in all-fiber magneto-optic switch, is grown by Laser Heated Pedestal Growth (LHPG). CMOS chip FMMT415 which has good avalanche effect is employed to generate the nanosecond pulse. The pulse we measured is about 10 ns of the rising time and 0~600V of the amplitude and the output current is used to create the magnetic field. The obtained results indicate that the switch has a potential of low cross-talk, low insertion-loss and high switching speed. The optical route will be easily and quickly controlled by the means of nanosecond impulser, therefore, and the switching time is expected to less than 1 ?s.

  3. Nonlinear optical rectification of hydrogenic impurity in a disk-like parabolic quantum dot: The role of applied magnetic field

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    Shojaei, S.; Soltani Vala, A.

    2015-06-01

    We report a detailed theoretical study of the effect of combined electric and magnetic field on the nonlinear optical rectification of a hydrogenic impurity, confined in a two dimensional disk-like quantum dot, with parabolic confinement potential. We use the compact density matrix formalism and iterative method to obtain nonlinear optical rectification and absorption coefficients. To find energy levels and wave functions, we employ exact diagonalization method in the effective mass approximation. As main result, we found that the transition energy from ground to first excited state redshifts with increasing the magnetic field while blueshifts for transition from ground to second excited state, moreover, for former transition, nonlinear optical rectification coefficient decreases with increasing magnetic field in contrast to that occurs for latter one.

  4. Constraints on primordial magnetic fields from the optical depth of the cosmic microwave background

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    Kunze, Kerstin E.; Komatsu, Eiichiro

    2015-06-01

    Damping of magnetic fields via ambipolar diffusion and decay of magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) turbulence in the post decoupling era heats the intergalactic medium (IGM). Delayed recombination of hydrogen atoms in the IGM yields an optical depth to scattering of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The optical depth generated at z gg 10 does not affect the ``reionization bump'' of the CMB polarization power spectrum at low multipoles, but affects the temperature and polarization power spectra at high multipoles. Writing the present-day energy density of fields smoothed over the damping scale at the decoupling epoch as ?B,0=B02/2, we constrain B0 as a function of the spectral index, nB. Using the Planck 2013 likelihood code that uses the Planck temperature and lensing data together with the WMAP 9-year polarization data, we find the 95% upper bounds of B0<0.63, 0.39, and 0.18 nG for nB=?2.9, ?2.5, and ?1.5, respectively. For these spectral indices, the optical depth is dominated by dissipation of the decaying MHD turbulence that occurs shortly after the decoupling epoch. Our limits are stronger than the previous limits ignoring the effects of the fields on ionization history. Inverse Compton scattering of CMB photons off electrons in the heated IGM distorts the thermal spectrum of CMB. Our limits on B0 imply that the y-type distortion from dissipation of fields in the post decoupling era should be smaller than 10?9, 4×10?9, and 10?9, respectively.

  5. Magnetic optical activity in intense laser fields. I - Self-rotation and Verdet constant

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    S. Giraud-Cotton; V. P. Kaftandjian; L. Klein

    1985-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the Faraday rotation and circular dichroism of dilute gases in longitudinal magnetic fields subject to strong radiation fields. In particular, magnetic fields are considered which produce Zeeman shifts much smaller than inverse collision times but which may be greater or smaller then the multipole relaxation times. Doppler broadening is considered, and explicit expressions are given

  6. Study of nanosecond pulsed magnetic fields using temporally resolved Faraday rotation through a magneto-optical waveguide.

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    Syed, Wasif; Hammer, David A; Lipson, Michal

    2009-04-01

    We have measured magnetic fields up to 17.7 T with a rise time of 75 ns using temporally resolved Faraday rotation of a single longitudinal mode laser beam through a magneto-optically active bulk waveguide. We believe this to be the first time that such large, rapidly varying magnetic fields have been measured with this class of materials (multicomponent terbium borate glass). As there was no measurable lag between the magnetic field inferred from the angle of rotation of the laser beam and the electromagnetically measured field, our sample of terbium borate glass has a spin-lattice relaxation time of a few tens of nanoseconds at most at approximately room temperature (300 K). The highest peak magnetic fields were measured in wire-array Z-pinch experiments on a 0.5 MA pulsed power machine. PMID:19340202

  7. Fault section detection system for 66-kV underground branch transmission lines using optical magnetic field sensors

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    Katsuta, G.; Muraoka, K. (Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., Tokyo (JP)); Inoue, N.; Sakai, S.; Tsunekage, T.; Ando, K. (Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (JP))

    1992-01-01

    This paper reports on a fault section detection system, which uses optical magnetic field sensors and instantly detects the section in which a ground fault occurred, that was developed for 66-kV underground multi-terminal systems having Y-branch joint boxes. The optical magnetic field sensor, which is based on Faraday effect in Bi-doped YIG ((BiYbGd){sub 3}Fe{sub 5}O{sub 12}) having a large verdet constant, detects cable conductor currents of 0 to 2000 A at high precision with the use of a laminated magnetic ring core of silicon steel plates. Sensors and a fault section detector/indicator of a system are connected with optical fibers capable of non-repeated transmission of over 6 km.

  8. Optical pumping and population transfer of nuclear-spin states of caesium atoms in high magnetic fields

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    Jun Luo; Xian-Ping Sun; Xi-Zhi Zeng; Ming-Sheng Zhan

    2007-01-01

    Nuclear-spin states of gaseous-state Cs atoms in the ground state are optically manipulated using a Ti:sapphire laser in a magnetic field of 1.516 T, in which optical coupling of the nuclear-spin states is achieved through hyperfine interactions between electrons and nuclei. The steady-state population distribution in the hyperfine Zeeman sublevels of the ground state is detected by using a tunable

  9. Synthesis of a fiber-optic magnetostrictive sensor (FOMS) pixel for RF magnetic field imaging

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Suraj Rengarajan

    1997-01-01

    The principal objective of this dissertation was to synthesize a sensor element with properties specifically optimized for integration into arrays capable of imaging RF magnetic fields. The dissertation problem was motivated by applications in nondestructive eddy current testing, smart skins, etc., requiring sensor elements that non-invasively detect millimeter-scale variations over several square meters, in low level magnetic fields varying at

  10. High-Field Magneto-optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Heterostructures Using a Mini-coil Pulsed Magnet

    E-print Network

    both In0.2Ga0.8As and GaAs semiconductor quantum well samples. For low-density or linear spectroscopic UG-33 High-Field Magneto-optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Heterostructures bursts dominate the emission spectra. Our magnet system provides a unique tool to study semiconductor

  11. Magnetic optical activity in intense laser fields. I - Self-rotation and Verdet constant

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    Giraud-Cotton, S.; Kaftandjian, V. P.; Klein, L.

    1985-01-01

    The paper is concerned with the Faraday rotation and circular dichroism of dilute gases in longitudinal magnetic fields subject to strong radiation fields. In particular, magnetic fields are considered which produce Zeeman shifts much smaller than inverse collision times but which may be greater or smaller then the multipole relaxation times. Doppler broadening is considered, and explicit expressions are given for dipole transitions in a two-level system with arbitrary angular momentum for strong and weak magnetic fields. The same system is then studied as a function of the external magnetic-field strength with a fixed laser frequency. It is shown that this experimental arrangement, referred to as forward scattering, has certain advantages that are not present in the more usual magnetic rotation spectroscopy.

  12. a Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscope with Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect Contrast for the Imaging of Magnetic Domains with 200 Angstrom Resolution

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    Silva, Thomas Joseph

    We describe the development of a scanning near -field optical microscope for magnetic domain imaging in thin-film materials. The near-field probe is a 20-40 nm Ag particle which is optically excited near the surface plasmon resonance frequency. The plasmon resonance in individual Ag particles is characterized by optical spectroscopy for light scattered from single Ag particles. The existence of a near-field form of the magneto-optic Kerr effect is confirmed. In the final form of the microscope, the Ag particle is mounted on a hemispherical glass substrate and brought to within near-field proximity of a flat sample surface. The separation of the probe and sample is regulated by a Newton ring interferometer in closed loop feedback control of a piezoelectric translator. Separation stability can be kept to less than one nanometer. Near-field magneto -optic interactions are measured with a shot-noise limited modulating ellipsometer. We measured the dependence of the near-field Kerr signal on the separation of the probe and sample for longitudinal magnetization, and suggest a potential resolution of 20-40 nm. Two-dimensional images are presented of thermo-magnetically recorded domains in a Co/Pt multilayer material, with less than 100 nm resolution. Domains with a 0.5 micron diameter and one micron spacing are clearly resolved. We discuss future improvements of the instrument and propose an ultimate resolution of 140 A.

  13. Electric Field Controlled Transmittivity Spectra of One-Dimensional Magnetic Photonic Crystals With a Complex Electro-Optic/Magneto-Optic Defect Layer

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    Dadoenkova, Yu. S.; Lyubchanskii, I. L.; Lee, Y. P.; Rasing, Th.

    2010-10-01

    The transmittivity spectra of a one-dimensional magnetic photonic crystal with a complex defect layer composed of an electro-optic and magneto-optic material is investigated theoretically. The influence of the position of the defect layers as well as the presence of a permanent external electric field on the transmittivity is investigated, taking into account the frequency dispersion of the permittivities of the system.

  14. Detecting Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields

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    Llama, Joe

    2015-01-01

    Asymmetries in exoplanet transits are proving to be a useful tool for furthering our understanding of magnetic activity on both stars and planets outside our Solar System.Near-UV observations of the WASP-12 system have revealed asymmetries in the timing of the transit when compared with the optical light curve. A number of possible explanations have been suggested for this variation, including the presence of a magnetospheric bow shock arising from the interaction of the planet's magnetic field with the stellar wind from it's host star. Such observations provide the first method for directly detecting the presence of a magnetic field on exoplanets.The shape and size of such asymmetries is highly dependent on the structure of the host stars magnetic field at the time of observation. This implies we may observe highly varying near-UV transit light curves for the same system. These variations can then be used to learn about the geometry of the host star's magnetic field.In this presentation I will show modelling a bow shock around an exoplanet can help us to not only detect, but also also place constraints on the magnetic field strength of hot Jupiters. For some systems, such as HD 189733, we have maps of the surface magnetic field of the star at various epochs. I will also show how incorporating these maps into a stellar wind model, I can model the formation of a bow shock around the planet and hence demonstrate the variability of the near-UV transits.

  15. All-fiber optical magnetic-field sensor based on Faraday rotation in highly terbium-doped fiber.

    PubMed

    Sun, L; Jiang, S; Marciante, J R

    2010-03-15

    An all-fiber optical magnetic field sensor is demonstrated. It consists of a fiber Faraday rotator and a fiber polarizer. The fiber Faraday rotator uses a 2-cm-long section of 56-wt.%-terbium-doped silicate fiber with a Verdet constant of -24.5 rad/(Tm) at 1053 nm. The fiber polarizer is Corning SP1060 single-polarization fiber. The sensor has a sensitivity of 0.49 rad/T and can measure magnetic fields from 0.02 to 3.2 T. PMID:20389556

  16. Influence of magnetic-field inhomogeneity on nonlinear magneto-optical resonances

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    Pustelny, S.; Jackson Kimball, D. F.; Rochester, S. M.; Yashchuk, V. V.; Budker, D. [Centrum Badan Magnetooptycznych, M. Smoluchowski Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Krakow (Poland); Department of Physics, California State University-East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, California 94542 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States); Advanced Light Source Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720-7300 (United States) and Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2006-12-15

    In this work, a sensitivity of the rate of relaxation of ground-state atomic coherences to magnetic-field inhomogeneities is studied. Such coherences give rise to many interesting phenomena in light-atom interactions, and their lifetimes are a limiting factor for achieving better sensitivity, resolution, or contrast in many applications. For atoms contained in a vapor cell, some of the coherence-relaxation mechanisms are related to magnetic-field inhomogeneities. We present a simple model describing relaxation due to such inhomogeneities in a buffer-gas-free antirelaxation-coated cell. A relation is given between relaxation rate and magnetic-field inhomogeneities including the dependence on cell size and atomic species. Experimental results, which confirm predictions of the model, are presented. Different regimes, in which the relaxation rate is equally sensitive to the gradients in any direction and in which it is insensitive to gradients transverse to the bias magnetic field, are predicted and demonstrated experimentally.

  17. Optical magnetic near-field intensities around nanometer-scale surface structures Christian Girard

    E-print Network

    Floreano, Dario

    of the optical electric field inside two-dimensional resonators tuned by adjustable mirrors,9 and performing tip of a photon scanning tunneling microscope PSTM with a bright con- trast when the surface wave

  18. Optical studies of blue phase III, twist-bend and bent-core nematic liquid crystals in high magnetic fields

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    Challa, Pavan Kumar

    This dissertation is mainly divided into three parts. First, the dynamic light scattering measurements on both calamitic and bent-core nematic liquid crystals, carried out in the new split-helix resistive magnet at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee is discussed. In a nematic liquid crystal the molecules tend to be aligned along a constant direction, labeled by a unit vector (or "director") n. However, there are fluctuations from this average configuration. These fluctuations are very large for long wavelengths and give rise to a strong scattering of light. The magnetic field reduces the fluctuations of liquid crystal director n. Scattered light was detected at each scattering angle ranging from 0° to 40°. The relaxation rate and inverse scattered intensity of director fluctuations exhibit a linear dependence on field-squared up to 25 Tesla. We also observe evidence of field dependence of certain nematic material parameters. In the second part of the dissertation, magneto-optical measurements on two liquid crystals that exhibit a wide temperature-range amorphous blue phase (BPIII) are discussed. Blue phase III is one of the phases that occur between chiral nematic and isotropic liquid phases. Samples were illuminated with light from blue laser; the incident polarization direction of the light was parallel to the magnetic field. The transmitted light was passed through another polarizer oriented at 90° with respect to the first polarizer and was detected by a photo-detector. Magnetic fields up to 25Tesla are found to suppress the onset of BPIII in both materials by almost 1 degree celcius. This effect appears to increase non-linearly with the field strength. The effect of high fields on established BPIII's is also discussed, in which we find significant hysteresis and very slow dynamics. Possible explanations of these results are discussed. In the third part of the dissertation, magneto-optic measurements on two odd-numbered dimer molecules that form the recently discovered twist-bend nematic (NTB) phase, which represents a new type of 3-dimensional anisotropic fluid with about 10 nm periodicity and accompanied optical stripes are discussed. In twist-bend nematic phase the director follows an oblique helicoid, maintaining a constant oblique angle with the helix axis and experiencing twist and bend. The pitch of the oblique helocoid is in the nanometer range. Light from a red laser was passed normally through the sample placed between crossed polarizers oriented at 45° with respect to the vertical magnetic field. Optical birefringence was measured from the transmitted light. Magnetic field of B=25T shifts downward the N-NTB phase transitions by almost 1 Celsius. We also show that the optical stripes can be unwound by a temperature and material dependent magnetic induction in the range of B=5-25T. Finally, we propose a Helfrich-Hurault type mechanism for the optical stripe formation. Based on this model we calculate the magnetic field unwinding the optical scale stripes, and find agreement with our experimental results.

  19. Design of a silicon-based plasmonic optical sensor for magnetic field monitoring in the infrared

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    Sharma, Anuj K.; Nagao, Tadaaki

    2014-10-01

    Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor chip is proposed for magnetic field monitoring in the infrared wavelength region. The structure is based on silicon substrate and gold as SPR-active metal used with an appropriate magnetic fluid film. The angular interrogation method has been used to study the sensor's performance in terms of large shift and small width of the SPR curve for a wide range of magnetic field between 30 and 220 Oe. The effect of field incidence angle is also studied on the proposed sensor's performance, and it is observed that the field should be incident as parallel to the magnetic fluid surface as possible. Any possibility of oxidation problem to the proposed SPR sensor is addressed by using a stable buffer layer. All the performance parameters were found to be significantly large for the above field incidence condition. The proposed sensor is able to achieve a resolution of the order as high as 0.18 Oe for magnetic field detection.

  20. On sunspot magnetic field diffusion.

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    Krivodubskij, V. N.

    The efficiency of different mechanisms of sunspot magnetic field dissipation depending on the stage of sunspot decay and optical depth is investigated. The highest rate of the magnetic field diffusion has place at the initial stage of sunspot decay, when the turbulence motion in the sunspot umbra takes a two-dimensional structure due to the strong magnetic field (B ? 3000 G). The turbulence degeneracy withdraws at the later stage of the sunspot decay (B ? 2000 G) and the dissipation slows down.

  1. Effects of magnetic field orientation on optical decoherence in Er3+:Y2SiO5

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas Böttger; C. W. Thiel; R. L. Cone; Y. Sun

    2009-01-01

    The influence of the anisotropic Zeeman effect on optical decoherence was studied for the 1.54mum telecom transition in Er3+:Y2SiO5 using photon echo spectroscopy as a function of applied magnetic field orientation and strength. The decoherence strongly correlates with the Zeeman energy splittings described by the ground- and excited-state g factor variations for all inequivalent Er3+ sites, with the observed decoherence

  2. Optical spectra, crystal-field parameters, and magnetic susceptibility of multiferroic NdFe3(BO3)4

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. N. Popova; E. P. Chukalina; T. N. Stanislavchuk; B. Z. Malkin; A. R. Zakirov; E. Antic-Fidancev; E. A. Popova; L. N. Bezmaternykh; V. L. Temerov

    2007-01-01

    We report high-resolution optical absorption spectra for NdFe3(BO3)4 trigonal single crystal, which is known to exhibit a giant magnetoelectric effect below the temperature of magnetic ordering TN=33K . The analysis of the temperature-dependent polarized spectra reveals the energies and, in some cases, symmetries and exchange splittings of Nd3+ 84 Kramers doublets. We perform crystal-field calculations starting from the exchange-charge model,

  3. Fractal diabolo antenna for enhancing and confining the optical magnetic field

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    Yang, Y.; Dai, H. T., E-mail: htdai@tju.edu.cn [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Materials Physics and Preparing Technology, School of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Sun, X. W., E-mail: xwsun@sust.edu.cn [South University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xue-Yuan Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518055 (China)

    2014-01-15

    We introduce fractal geometry to diabolo nanoantenna for higher magnetic field intensity enhancement, i.e. the Sierpi?ski triangle diabolo antenna (STDA). Numerical results show that higher iteration of the STDA is responsible for the higher enhancement and the red shift of the resonant wavelength. Further investigation demonstrates the enhancement can be improved by increasing the length of the antenna or its central strip. By designing diabolo antennas with fractal geometry, improving the magnetic field intensity enhancement and varying the resonance conditions can be achieved while keeping the constant antenna dimensions.

  4. Magnetic fields in astrophysics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ia. B. Zeldovich; A. A. Ruzmaikin; D. D. Sokolov

    1983-01-01

    The evidence of cosmic magnetism is examined, taking into account the Zeeman effect, beats in atomic transitions, the Hanle effect, Faraday rotation, gyro-lines, and the strength and scale of magnetic fields in astrophysics. The origin of magnetic fields is considered along with dynamos, the conditions for magnetic field generation, the topology of flows, magnetic fields in stationary flows, kinematic turbulent

  5. Field-dependent magneto-optical Kerr effect spectroscopy applied to the magnetic component diagnosis of a rubrene/Ni system.

    PubMed

    Li, Wen; Fronk, Michael; Albrecht, Manfred; Franke, Mechthild; Zahn, Dietrich R T; Salvan, Georgeta

    2014-07-28

    Polar magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) spectroscopy in the energy range from 1.75 eV to 5 eV at different magnetic field strength was applied to study Ni nanostructures formed on rubrene nanoislands. The magnetic hysteresis curves measured by MOKE change the shape depending on the photon energy and therefore deviate from those measured by superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometry. Similar optical effects were previously observed in inorganic heterostructures. Our observations show that it correlates to the change in lineshape of the MOKE rotation and ellipticity spectra as a function of magnetic field strength. We show that this spectral dependence on magnetic field can be exploited to separate the contributions of two magnetic components to the magneto-optical spectra and hysteresis. The proposed model does not require the a priori knowledge of the (magneto-)optical constants of the heterostructure and its components. PMID:25089464

  6. Development of an alternating magnetic-field-assisted finishing process for microelectromechanical systems micropore x-ray optics

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    Riveros, Raul E.; Yamaguchi, Hitomi; Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki; Takagi, Utako; Ezoe, Yuichiro; Kato, Fumiki; Sugiyama, Susumu; Yamasaki, Noriko; Mitsuda, Kazuhisa

    2010-06-20

    X-ray astronomy research is often limited by the size, weight, complexity, and cost of functioning x-ray optics. Micropore optics promises an economical alternative to traditional (e.g., glass or foil) x-ray optics; however, many manufacturing difficulties prevent micropore optics from being a viable solution. Ezoe et al. introduced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) micropore optics having curvilinear micropores in 2008. Made by either deep reactive ion etching or x-ray lithography, electroforming, and molding (LIGA), MEMS micropore optics suffer from high micropore sidewall roughness (10-30nmrms) which, by current standards, cannot be improved. In this research, a new alternating magnetic-field-assisted finishing process was developed using a mixture of ferrofluid and microscale abrasive slurry. A machine was built, and a set of working process parameters including alternating frequency, abrasive size, and polishing time was selected. A polishing experiment on a LIGA-fabricated MEMS micropore optic was performed, and a change in micropore sidewall roughness of 9.3{+-}2.5nmrms to 5.7{+-}0.7nmrms was measured. An improvement in x-ray reflectance was also seen. This research shows the feasibility and confirms the effects of this new polishing process on MEMS micropore optics.

  7. Fiber optic magnetic sensor research

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    Petuchowski, S. J.

    1983-02-01

    The direction of technological advance which will lead to the development of a deployable fiber-optic magnetic sensor has been brought into closer focus as a result of studies conducted under this contract. It is useful to categorize our work as comprised of the following constituent efforts: (a) Componentry and configuration of optical sensors in general; (b) Transductive componentry whereby a magnetic field effects a measurable change in a sensor system. This includes characterization and optimization of magnetostrictive materials; (c) Configuration of a magneto-sensitive material for specialized applications (tailoring of orientational characteristics, for example) for measurement of total field, vector field, field gradient, etc.; (d) Data acquisition techniques suited to the chosen transduction mechanism and the optical configuration and sensitivity/spectral-response requirements of the application.

  8. Imaging of the magnetic field structure in megagauss plasmas by combining pulsed polarimetry with an optical Kerr effect shutter technique

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, R. J. [University of Washington, Box 352250, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    Pulsed polarimetry in combination with a high speed photographic technique based on the optical Kerr effect is described. The backscatter in a pulsed polarimeter is directed through a scattering cell and photographed using an {approx}1 ps shutter, essentially freezing the intensity pattern. The image provides both the local electron density and magnetic field distributions along and transverse to the laser sightline. Submillimeter spatial resolution is possible for probing wavelengths in the visible due to the high densities and strong optical activity. Pulsed polarimetry is thereby extended to centimeter-sized plasmas with n{sub e}>10{sup 19}-10{sup 20} cm{sup -3} and B>20-100 T (MG) produced by multiterawatt, multimega-ampere electrical drivers, wire Z pinches, and liner imploded magnetized plasmas.

  9. Imaging of the magnetic field structure in megagauss plasmas by combining pulsed polarimetry with an optical Kerr effect shutter technique.

    PubMed

    Smith, R J

    2010-10-01

    Pulsed polarimetry in combination with a high speed photographic technique based on the optical Kerr effect is described. The backscatter in a pulsed polarimeter is directed through a scattering cell and photographed using an ?1?ps shutter, essentially freezing the intensity pattern. The image provides both the local electron density and magnetic field distributions along and transverse to the laser sightline. Submillimeter spatial resolution is possible for probing wavelengths in the visible due to the high densities and strong optical activity. Pulsed polarimetry is thereby extended to centimeter-sized plasmas with n(e)>10(19)-10(20)?cm(-3) and B>20-100?T (MG) produced by multiterawatt, multimega-ampere electrical drivers, wire Z pinches, and liner imploded magnetized plasmas. PMID:21033885

  10. 0.9 T static magnetic field and temperature-controlled specimen environment for use with general-purpose optical microscopes

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    Harroun, T. A.; Desrochers, C. M.; Nieh, M.-P.; Watson, M. J.; Katsaras, J.

    2006-01-01

    We describe the addition of a simple, low-cost 0.9T fixed magnetic field to a commercially available, variable-temperature sample environment suitable for optical microscopy. The magnetic field is achieved with the use of Fe -Nd-B rare-earth permanent magnets and steel yoke assembly, packaged into a Linkam Scientific Instruments model THMS600 heating and cooling stage. We demonstrate its effectiveness with examples of magnetic ordering of a lipid/water system doped with paramagnetic Tm3+ ions in the presence and absence of the applied magnetic field and at different temperatures.

  11. Exploring Magnetic Field Lines

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    NASA

    2012-06-26

    In this activity, learners explore the magnetic field of a bar magnet as an introduction to understanding Earth's magnetic field. First, learners explore and play with magnets and compasses. Then, learners trace the field lines of the magnet using the compass on a large piece of paper. This activity will also demonstrate why prominences are always "loops."

  12. Electric and magnetic fields

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. B. Maracas

    1994-01-01

    Increasing electrification brings increased human exposures to electric and magnetic fields, commonly called EMFs, and growing evidence suggests that exposure to even low frequency, low energy, electric and magnetic fields may be related to adverse health effects. This paper focuses on magnetic fields and strategies that address them. The challenges faced by scientists in understanding magnetic field interactions with humans,

  13. Optical investigations of dynamic vacuum arc mode changes with different axial magnetic field contacts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wenkai Shang; Edgar Dullni; Harald Fink; Ingmar Kleberg; Ekkehard Schade; D. L. Shmelev

    2003-01-01

    By using a high-speed charge-coupled device (CCD) video technique, three different axial magnetic field contact systems (i.e., unipolar, bipolar, and quadrupolar systems) are investigated at an arc current of 10 kA. Video recordings were compared to computer simulations of light emission emitted at the side-on of diffuse and diffuse columnar arcs. The computer images reproduced typical trends, such as stronger

  14. Magnetic Fields Matter

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    This lesson introduces students to the effects of magnetic fields in matter addressing permanent magnets, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, and magnetization. First students must compare the magnetic field of a solenoid to the magnetic field of a permanent magnet. Students then learn the response of diamagnetic, paramagnetic, and ferromagnetic material to a magnetic field. Now aware of the mechanism causing a solid to respond to a field, students learn how to measure the response by looking at the net magnetic moment per unit volume of the material.

  15. Exploring Magnetic Fields

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this activity, students investigate the presence of magnetic fields around magnets, the sun and the earth. They will explore magnetic field lines, understand that magnetic lines of force show the strength and direction of magnetic fields, determine how field lines interact between attracting and repelling magnetic poles, and discover that the earth and sun have magnetic properties. They will also discover that magnetic force is invisible and that a "field of force" is a region or space in which one object can attract or repel another.

  16. What are Magnetic Fields?

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-03

    This is an activity about magnetic fields. Using iron filings, learners will observe magnets in various arrangements to investigate the magnetic field lines of force. This information is then related to magnetic loops on the Sun's surface and the magnetic field of the Earth. This is the second activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

  17. Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-18

    In this activity, students take the age old concept of etch-a-sketch a step further. Using iron filings, students begin visualizing magnetic field lines. To do so, students use a compass to read the direction of the magnet's magnetic field. Then, students observe the behavior of iron filings near that magnet as they rotate the filings about the magnet. Finally, students study the behavior of iron filings suspended in mineral oil which displays the magnetic field in three dimensions.

  18. Optical spectra, crystal-field parameters, and magnetic susceptibility of multiferroic NdFe3(BO3)4

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. N. Popova; E. P. Chukalina; T. N. Stanislavchuk; B. Z. Malkin; A. R. Zakirov; L. N. Bezmaternykh; V. L. Temerov

    2007-01-01

    We report high-resolution optical absorption spectra for NdFe3(BO3)4 trigonal\\u000asingle crystal which is known to exhibit a giant magnetoelectric effect below\\u000athe temperature of magnetic ordering TN = 33 K. The analysis of the\\u000atemperature-dependent polarized spectra reveals the energies and, in some\\u000acases, symmetries and exchange splittings of Nd3+ 84 Kramers doublets. We\\u000aperform crystal-field calculations starting from the

  19. Magnetic fields of galaxies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Aleksandr A. Ruzmaikin; Dmitrii D. Sokolov; Anvar M. Shukurov

    1988-01-01

    The current state of the understanding of the magnetic fields of galaxies is reviewed. A simple model of the turbulent dynamo is developed which explains the main observational features of the global magnetic fields of spiral galaxies. The generation of small-scale chaotic magnetic fields in the interstellar medium is also examined. Attention is also given to the role of magnetic

  20. Coherent-phonon-assisted excitation transfer via optical near fields in dilute magnetic semiconductor nanostructures

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    Suwa, Takayuki; Ishikawa, Akira; Uchiyama, Kazuharu; Matsumoto, Takashi; Hori, Hirokazu; Kobayashi, Kiyoshi

    2014-04-01

    Optical near-field (ONF) phenomena observed in nanoscale systems have been applied to nano-fabrication and nano-photoelectronic devices for the last decade. Excitation transfer (ET) is an elementary process caused by ONF interaction localized at the nanoscale in real space. Recently, we have observed spin-dependent ET controlled by an external field and discovered the sign of assistance of phonons. In this work, we elucidate that the assistance of coherent phonons in ET originates from two types of mechanism: energy resonance between exciton levels renormalized by phonon effects and enhancement by phase matching between coherent oscillation of populations and phonon oscillation. This study will stimulate the development of the application of ET via a ONF to nano-photoelectronic devices.

  1. Facility Measures Magnetic Fields

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Honess, Shawn B.; Narvaez, Pablo; Mcauley, James M.

    1991-01-01

    Partly automated facility measures and computes steady near magnetic field produced by object. Designed to determine magnetic fields of equipment to be installed on spacecraft including sensitive magnetometers, with view toward application of compensating fields to reduce interfernece with spacecraft-magnetometer readings. Because of its convenient operating features and sensitivity of its measurements, facility serves as prototype for similar facilities devoted to magnetic characterization of medical equipment, magnets for high-energy particle accelerators, and magnetic materials.

  2. The Declining Magnetic Field

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-08-03

    This is an activity about the declining strength of Earth's magnetic field. Learners will review a graph of magnetic field intensity and calculate the amount by which the field has changed its intensity in the last century, the rate of change of its intensity, and when the field should decrease to zero strength at the current rate of change. Learners will also use evidence from relevant sources to create a conjecture on the effects on Earth of a vanished magnetic field. Access to information sources about Earth's magnetic field strength is needed for this activity. This is Activity 7 in the Exploring Magnetism on Earth teachers guide.

  3. Magnetic Fields Analogous to electric field, a magnet

    E-print Network

    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    Magnetic Fields Analogous to electric field, a magnet produces a magnetic field, B Set up a B field two ways: Moving electrically charged particles Current in a wire Intrinsic magnetic field Basic characteristic of elementary particles such as an electron #12;Magnetic Fields Magnetic field lines Direction

  4. The Magnetic Field

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    Jeffrey Barker

    This demonstration of the magnetic field lines of Earth uses a bar magnet, iron filings, and a compass. The site explains how to measure the magnetic field of the Earth by measuring the direction a compass points from various points on the surface. There is also an explanation of why the north magnetic pole on Earth is actually, by definition, the south pole of a magnet.

  5. Electricity and Magnetic Fields

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    VU Bioengineering RET Program,

    The grand challenge for this legacy cycle unit is for students to design a way to help a recycler separate aluminum from steel scrap metal. In previous lessons, they have looked at how magnetism might be utilized. In this lesson, students think about how they might use magnets and how they might confront the problem of turning the magnetic field off. Through the accompanying activity students explore the nature of an electrically induced magnetic field and its applicability to the needed magnet.

  6. Drawing Magnetic Fields

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    VU Bioengineering RET Program,

    Students use a compass and a permanent magnet to trace the magnetic field lines produced by the magnet. By positioning the compass in enough spots around the magnet, the overall magnet field will be evident from the collection of arrows representing the direction of the compass needle. In activities 3 and 4 of this unit, students will use this information to design a way to solve the grand challenge of separating metal for a recycling company.

  7. Rotating copper plasmoid in external magnetic field

    SciTech Connect

    Pandey, Pramod K.; Thareja, Raj K. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208 016 (India)

    2013-02-15

    Effect of nonuniform magnetic field on the expanding copper plasmoid in helium and argon gases using optical emission spectroscopy and fast imaging is presented. We report a peculiar oscillatory rotation of plasmoid in magnetic field and argon ambient. The temporal variation and appearance of the dip in the electron temperature show a direct evidence of the threading and expulsion of the magnetic field lines from the plasmoid. Rayleigh Taylor instability produced at the interface separating magnetic field and plasma is discussed.

  8. Circuits and Magnetic Fields

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    VU Bioengineering RET Program,

    Students use the same method as in the activity from lesson 2 of this unit to explore the magnetism due to electric current instead of a permanent magnet. Students use a compass and circuit to trace the magnetic field lines induced by the electric current moving through the wire. Students develop an understanding of the effect of the electrical current on the compass needle through the induced magnetic field and understand the complexity of a three dimensional field system.

  9. Magnetic fields at Neptune

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. F. Ness; M. H. Acuna; L. F. Burlaga; J. E. P. Connerney; R. P. Lepping; F. M. Neubauer

    1989-01-01

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center-University of Delaware Bartol Research Institute magnetic field experiment on the Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered a strong and complex intrinsic magnetic field of Neptune and an associated magnetosphere and magnetic tail. A maximum magnetic field of nearly 10,000 nanoteslas (1 nanotesla = 10⁻⁵ gauss) was observed near closest approach, at a

  10. Photospheric magnetic fields

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Howard, R.

    1972-01-01

    Knowledge on the nature of magnetic fields on the solar surface is reviewed. At least a large part of the magnetic flux in the solar surface is confined to small bundles of lines of force within which the field strength is of the order of 500 gauss. Magnetic fields are closely associated with all types of solar activity. Magnetic flux appears at the surface at the clearly defined birth or regeneration of activity of an active region. As the region ages, the magnetic flux migrates to form large-scale patterns and the polar fields. Some manifestations of the large-scale distribution are discussed.

  11. Magnetic Field Problem

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    Wolfgang Christian

    The above animations represent two typical bar magnets each with a North and South pole. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field. The color of the arrows represents the magnitude of the field with magnitude increasing as the color changes from blue to green to red to black. You may drag either magnet and double-click anywhere inside the animation to add a magnetic field line, and mouse-down to read the magnitude of the magnetic field at that point.

  12. Optical magnetic imaging of living cells

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    Le Sage, D.; Arai, K.; Glenn, D. R.; DeVience, S. J.; Pham, L. M.; Rahn-Lee, L.; Lukin, M. D.; Yacoby, A.; Komeili, A.; Walsworth, R. L.

    2013-01-01

    Magnetic imaging is a powerful tool for probing biological and physical systems. However, existing techniques either have poor spatial resolution compared to optical microscopy and are hence not generally applicable to imaging of sub-cellular structure (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]1), or entail operating conditions that preclude application to living biological samples while providing sub-micron resolution (e.g., scanning superconducting quantum interference device [SQUID] microscopy2, electron holography3, and magnetic resonance force microscopy [MRFM]4). Here we demonstrate magnetic imaging of living cells (magnetotactic bacteria) under ambient laboratory conditions and with sub-cellular spatial resolution (400 nm), using an optically-detected magnetic field imaging array consisting of a nanoscale layer of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) colour centres implanted at the surface of a diamond chip. With the bacteria placed on the diamond surface, we optically probe the NV quantum spin states and rapidly reconstruct images of the vector components of the magnetic field created by chains of magnetic nanoparticles (magnetosomes) produced in the bacteria, and spatially correlate these magnetic field maps with optical images acquired in the same apparatus. Wide-field sCMOS acquisition allows parallel optical and magnetic imaging of multiple cells in a population with sub-micron resolution and >100 micron field-of-view. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of the bacteria confirm that the correlated optical and magnetic images can be used to locate and characterize the magnetosomes in each bacterium. The results provide a new capability for imaging bio-magnetic structures in living cells under ambient conditions with high spatial resolution, and will enable the mapping of a wide range of magnetic signals within cells and cellular networks5, 6. PMID:23619694

  13. Mapping Magnetic Field Lines

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    This is a lesson about the magnetic field of a bar magnet. The lesson begins with an introductory discussion with learners about magnetism to draw out any misconceptions that may be in their minds. Then, learners freely experiment with bar magnets and various materials, such as paper clips, rulers, copper or aluminum wire, and pencils, to discover that magnets attract metals containing iron, nickel, and/or cobalt but not most other materials. Next, learners experiment with using a magnetic compass to discover how it is affected by the magnet and then draw the magnetic field lines of the magnet by putting dots at the location of the compass arrow. This is the first lesson in the first session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

  14. Magnetic field sensitivity of germano-silicate optical fibers doped with CdSe nanoparticles and Eu2+ ions

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    Watekar, Pramod R.; Kim, Deog Hyeon; Yang, Hoyoung; Han, Won-Taek; Ju, Seongmin

    2010-05-01

    The magneto-optic properties of specialty optical fibers doped with CdSe quantum dots (QDs) and Eu2+ ions were investigated. These fibers showed enhanced magnetic sensitivity at 633 nm; in particular, the Verdet constant of the CdSe QDs doped optical fiber was found to be 3.81 rad T-1 m-1, while that of Eu2+ ion-doped fiber was 2.6 rad T-1 m-1.

  15. The Magnetic Field

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    Windows to the Universe

    1997-12-03

    This webpage is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Windows to the Universe program. It describes the nature and configuration of magnetic fields, which are the result of moving electric charges, including how they cause magnetic objects to orient themselves along the direction of the magnetic force points, which are illustrated as lines. Magnetic field lines by convention point outwards at the north magnetic pole and inward at the south magnetic pole. The site features text, scientific illustrations and an animation. Text and vocabulary are selectable for the beginning, intermediate, or advanced reader.

  16. Optically induced parametric magnetic resonances

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    Jimenez, Ricardo; Knappe, Svenja; Kitching, John

    2011-05-01

    Optically pumped vector magnetometers based on zero-field resonances have reached very high sensitivities by operating at high atomic densities where dephasing due to spin-exchange collisions can be suppressed. Simplified setups, with just one laser beam have measured magnetic fields from the human brain and heart. A key feature in these magnetometers is the introduction of an rf magnetic field along the measurement axis to generate a parametric resonance. Lock-in detection of the transmitted light, at an odd harmonic of the modulation frequency, allows the reduction of the low frequency noise and generates a resonance with dispersive shape. Here we study a zero-field vector magnetometer where the parametric resonances are induced by the vector AC stark-shift of light. This approach does not produce any external magnetic field that could disturb the reading of other magnetometers in the vicinity and could provide an alternative in applications where an applied AC-field cannot be used. We have characterized the vector AC stark-shift effect of light on Rb atoms contained in a micromachined vapor cell with buffer gas. We have obtained parametric resonances induced by modulation of the light-shift. We also analyze the detunings and intensities of the light-shift beam that maintain the magnetometer within the spin-exchange relaxation-free regime.

  17. Optical Studies of Spin Polarized 2Deg in Modulation-Doped (Zn,Mn)Se\\/(Zn,Be)Se Quantum Wells in High Magnetic Fields

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    Dirk Keller; G. V. Astakhov; Dmitry R. Yakovlev; L. Hansen; Wolfgang Ossau; S. A. Crooker

    \\u000a Optical properties of (Zn,Mn)Se\\/(Zn,Be)Se quantum wells containing a two-dimensional electron gas with densities varying from\\u000a 109 to 5.5 × 1011 cm-2 have been studied in magnetic fields up to 45 T. A strong s — d exchange interaction of free electrons with magnetic Mn ions results in a giant Zeeman splitting of conduction band states,\\u000a that has been exploited for

  18. Melatonin and magnetic fields.

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    Karasek, Michal; Lerchl, Alexander

    2002-04-01

    There is public health concern raised by epidemiological studies indicating that extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields generated by electric power distribution systems in the environment may be hazardous. Possible carcinogenic effects of magnetic field in combination with suggested oncostatic action of melatonin lead to the hypothesis that the primary effects of electric and magnetic fields exposure is a reduction of melatonin synthesis which, in turn, may promote cancer growth. In this review the data on the influence of magnetic fields on melatonin synthesis, both in the animals and humans, are briefly presented and discussed. PMID:12019358

  19. Controlled morphology and optical properties of n-type porous silicon: effect of magnetic field and electrode-assisted LEF

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    2014-01-01

    Fabrication of photoluminescent n-type porous silicon (nPS), using electrode-assisted lateral electric field accompanied with a perpendicular magnetic field, is reported. The results have been compared with the porous structures fabricated by means of conventional anodization and electrode-assisted lateral electric field without magnetic field. The lateral electric field (LEF) applied across the silicon substrate leads to the formation of structural gradient in terms of density, dimension, and depth of the etched pores. Apart from the pore shape tunability, the simultaneous application of LEF and magnetic field (MF) contributes to a reduction of the dimension of the pores and promotes relatively more defined pore tips as well as a decreased side-branching in the pore walls of the macroporous structure. Additionally, when using magnetic field-assisted etching, within a certain range of LEF, an enhancement of the photoluminescence (PL) response was obtained. PMID:25313298

  20. Visualization of magnetization processes of soft magnetic composites by the magneto-optical imaging technique

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    Visualization of magnetization processes of soft magnetic composites by the magneto-optical imaging of electromagnetic devices. This paper presents the magnetization processes in a SMC sample in micron scale by means of the magneto-optical imaging technique. The sample was magnetized by magnetic fields tangential

  1. Ultrafast optical excitation of magnetic skyrmions

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    Ogawa, N.; Seki, S.; Tokura, Y.

    2015-04-01

    Magnetic skyrmions in an insulating chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3 were studied by all-optical spin wave spectroscopy. The spins in the conical and skyrmion phases were excited by the impulsive magnetic field from the inverse-Faraday effect, and resultant spin dynamics were detected by using time-resolved magneto-optics. Clear dispersions of the helimagnon were observed, which is accompanied by a distinct transition into the skyrmion phase, by sweeping temperature and magnetic field. In addition to the collective excitations of skyrmions, i.e., rotation and breathing modes, several spin precession modes were identified, which would be specific to optical excitation. The ultrafast, nonthermal, and local excitation of the spin systems by photons would lead to the efficient manipulation of nano-magnetic structures.

  2. Ultrafast optical excitation of magnetic skyrmions.

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    Ogawa, N; Seki, S; Tokura, Y

    2015-01-01

    Magnetic skyrmions in an insulating chiral magnet Cu2OSeO3 were studied by all-optical spin wave spectroscopy. The spins in the conical and skyrmion phases were excited by the impulsive magnetic field from the inverse-Faraday effect, and resultant spin dynamics were detected by using time-resolved magneto-optics. Clear dispersions of the helimagnon were observed, which is accompanied by a distinct transition into the skyrmion phase, by sweeping temperature and magnetic field. In addition to the collective excitations of skyrmions, i.e., rotation and breathing modes, several spin precession modes were identified, which would be specific to optical excitation. The ultrafast, nonthermal, and local excitation of the spin systems by photons would lead to the efficient manipulation of nano-magnetic structures. PMID:25897634

  3. Magnetic Field Viewing Cards

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    Kanim, Stephen; Thompson, John R.

    2005-09-01

    For some years now laminated cards containing a green, magnetically sensitive film have been available from science education suppliers. When held near a magnet, these cards appear dark green in regions where the field is perpendicular to the card and light green where the field is parallel to the card. The cards can be used to explore the magnetic field near a variety of magnets as well as near wire loops. In this paper we describe how to make these cards and how we have used them in our physics classrooms and labs.

  4. Magnetic field line Hamiltonian

    SciTech Connect

    Boozer, A.H.

    1984-03-01

    The magnetic field line Hamiltonian and the associated canonical form for the magnetic field are important concepts both for understanding toroidal plasma physics and for practical calculations. A number of important properties of the canonical or Hamiltonian representation are derived and their importance is explained.

  5. Cosmic Magnetic Fields

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Dal Pino

    2006-01-01

    Most of the visible matter in the Universe is in a plasma state, or more specifically is composed of ionized or partially ionized gas permeated by magnetic fields. Thanks to recent advances on the theory and detection of cosmic magnetic fields there has been a worldwide growing interest in the study of their role on the formation of astrophysical sources

  6. The effect of line damping, magneto-optics and parasitic light on the derivation of sunspot vector magnetic fields

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    Skumanich, A.; Lites, B. W.

    1985-01-01

    The least square fitting of Stokes observations of sunspots using a Milne-Eddington-Unno model appears to lead, in many circumstances, to various inconsistencies such as anomalously large doppler widths and, hence, small magnetic fields which are significantly below those inferred solely from the Zeeman splitting in the intensity profile. It is found that the introduction of additional physics into the model such as the inclusion of damping wings and magneto-optic birefrigence significantly improves the fit to Stokes parameters. Model fits excluding the intensity profile, i.e., of both magnitude as well as spectral shape of the polarization parameters alone, suggest that parasitic light in the intensity profile may also be a source of inconsistencies. The consequences of the physical changes on the vector properties of the field derived from the Fe I lambda 6173 line for the 17 November 1975 spot as well as on the thermodynamic state are discussed. A Doppler width delta lambda (D) - 25mA is bound to be consistent with a low spot temperature and microturbulence, and a damping constant of a = 0.2.

  7. Magnetic Fields Classroom Activity

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    Reinhart, Rose

    In this lesson from Math Machines, students will learn about the effects of magnetic fields on moving, electrically charged particles. The activity consists of two exercises. The first involves analyzing how a robot is controlled in a magnetic field. The second has students design and test a "magnetic bottle."A participant handout (including worksheets) and facilitator notes are made available for download in DOC file format. A link to a required calculator program is also provided.

  8. Magnetic Fields in Galaxies

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    Beck, Rainer

    Magnetic fields are a major agent in the interstellar medium. They contribute significantly to the total pressure which balances the gas disk against gravitation. They affect the gas flows in spiral arms (Gómez and Cox, 2002). The effective sound speed of the gas is increased by the presence of strong fields which reduce the shock strength. The interstellar fields are closely connected to gas clouds. They affect the dynamics of the gas clouds (Elmegreen, 1981; de Avillez and Breitschwerdt, 2004). The stability and evolution of gas clouds are also influenced by magnetic fields, but it is not understood how (Crutcher, 1999; see Chap. 7). Magnetic fields are essential for the onset of star formation as they enable the removal of angular momentum from the protostellar cloud during its collapse (magnetic braking, Mouschovias, 1990). Strong fields may shift the stellar mass spectrum towards the more massive stars (Mestel, 1990). MHD turbulence distributes energy from supernova explosions within the ISM (Subramanian, 1998) and regenerates the field via the dynamo process (Wielebinski, R., Krause, 1993, Beck et al., 1996; Sect. 6). Magnetic reconnection is a possible heating source for the ISM and halo gas (Birk et al., 1998). Magnetic fields also control the density and distribution of cosmic rays in the ISM. A realistic model for any process in the ISM needs basic information about the magnetic field which has to be provided by observations.

  9. A carpet cloak for static magnetic field

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    Wang, Rongfeng; Lei Mei, Zhong; Jun Cui, Tie

    2013-05-01

    We present a two-dimensional carpet cloak for static magnetic field, a design that renders the magnetic response of a given volume invisible from its exterior, without altering the external magnetic fields. The device is designed using transformation optics method and can be implemented with alternating superconducting and magnetic material layers. Through the proper design of the constitutive tensors and relative thicknesses of each slab, we achieve the perfect performance of invisibility. Full wave numerical simulations confirm our design.

  10. Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines

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    Mendez, J.

    This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides information and a graphical exercise for students regarding the interaction between magnetic field lines and a plasma. The activity involves tracing a typical interplanetary magnetic field line, dragged out of a location on the Sun by the radial flow of the solar wind. This illustrates the way magnetic field lines are "frozen to the plasma" and the wrapping of field lines due to the rotation of the sun. This is part of the work "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere". A Spanish translation is available.

  11. Magneto-optical effects and rf magnetic field detection in cold rubidium atoms

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    Sycz, Krystian; Wojciechowski, Adam M.; Gawlik, Wojciech

    2014-04-01

    We present the results of our latest experiments on atomic coherences in cold atoms. Interaction of atoms with a near-resonant, linearly polarized light leads to an effective creation of long-lived ground-state Zeeman coherences which is observed through the nonlinear Faraday effect or free induction decay signals of the Larmor precession. Both optically and radio-frequency induced Zeeman coherences are observed, with relaxation rates around a 100 Hz.

  12. The outer magnetic field

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    Hoeksema, J. T.; Suess, S. T.

    1990-01-01

    The magnetic field of the sun extends outward through the photosphere into the corona. The resulting coronal and interplanetary magnetic fields therefore respond to and evolve with the solar cycle, as well as on shorter and longer time scales. These fields are modeled using photospheric magnetic field observations under the assumption that the coronal field is current free, becomes radial at a 'source surface' placed at 2.5 solar radii from the center of the sun, and is passively advected by the solar wind beyond the source surface. This review covers the computation of such models and their applications to characterize the morphology, evolution, and rotation of coronal and interplanetary magnetic fields using data collected between 1976 and the present at the Wilcox Solar Observatory.

  13. The Temperature Dependence of Optical Phonon Scattering in Graphene under Strong Magnetic Field

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    Wang, Zi-Wu; Liu, Lei; Shi, Lin; Gong, Xiao-Jing; Li, Wei-Ping; Xu, Ke

    2013-09-01

    We theoretically investigate the electron relaxation mechanism assisted by optical phonon scattering among Landau levels in graphene. The relaxation rate displays a Gaussian distribution by considering the effect of lattice relaxation that arises from the electron-deformation potential acoustic phonon coupling. We find that the present model can gives both increasing and decreasing temperature dependence of the relaxation process mediated by phonon emission. Moreover, the deformation potential constant of the acoustic phonon plays an important role in determining the temperature dependence of relaxation rate.

  14. Magneto-optical controlled transmittance alteration of PbS quantum dots by moderately applied magnetic fields at room temperature

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    Singh, Akhilesh K.; Barik, Puspendu; Ullrich, Bruno

    2014-12-01

    We observed changes of the transmitted monochromatic light passing through a colloidal PbS quantum dot film on glass owing to an applied moderate (smaller than 1 T) magnetic field under ambient conditions. The observed alterations show a square dependence on the magnetic field increase that cannot be achieved with bulk semiconductors. The findings point to so far not recognized application potentials of quantum dots.

  15. Magnetic fields in spiral galaxies

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    Chiba, Masashi

    The magnetic-field characteristics in spiral galaxies are investigated, with emphasis on the Milky Way. The dynamo theory is considered, and axisymmetric spiral (ASS) and bisymmetric spiral (BSS) magnetic fields are analyzed. Toroidal and poloidal magnetic fields are discussed.

  16. Zero field anti ferromagnetic resonance at optical frequencies in dilute magnetic system

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    Paul, Somnath; Sarkar, A.

    2015-06-01

    An experimental study of Antiferromagnetic resonance on Cobalt and Nickel oxide at room temperature has been undertaken. The zero field resonance frequency is detected in near infrared frequency regime. The measurement makes use of UV-VIS spectrophotometer. The overall results are found to be good and encouraging.

  17. Mapping Magnetic Field Lines

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding a coil of wire that is connected to a battery. This activity requires a large coil or spool of wire, a source of electricity such as 3 D-cell batteries or an AC to DC power adapter, alligator-clipped wire, and magnetic compasses. This is the third lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teachers guide.

  18. Optical properties and magnetic-field-induced phase transitions in the ferroelectric state of Ni3V2O8 : Experiments and first-principles calculations

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    Rai, R. C.; Cao, J.; Brown, S.; Musfeldt, J. L.; Kasinathan, D.; Singh, D. J.; Lawes, G.; Rogado, N.; Cava, R. J.; Wei, X.

    2006-12-01

    We use a combination of optical spectra, first-principles calculations, and energy-dependent magneto-optical measurements to elucidate the electronic structure and to study the phase diagram of Ni3V2O8 . We find a remarkable interplay of magnetic field and optical properties that reveals additional high magnetic-field phases and an unexpected electronic structure, which we associate with the strong magnetodielectric couplings in this material over a wide energy range. Specifically, we observed several prominent magnetodielectric effects that derive from changes in the crystal-field environment around Ni spine and cross tie centers. This effect is consistent with a field-induced modification of local structure. Symmetry-breaking effects are also evident with temperature. We find Ni3V2O8 to be an intermediate-gap, local-moment band insulator. This electronic structure is particularly favorable for magnetodielectric couplings, because the material is not subject to the spin-charge separation characteristic of strongly correlated large-gap Mott insulators, while at the same time remaining a magnetic insulator independent of the particular spin order and temperature.

  19. Magnetic field dosimeter development

    SciTech Connect

    Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

    1980-09-01

    In recent years there has been increased concern over potential health hazards related to exposure of personnel to magnetic fields. If exposure standards are to be established, then a means for measuring magnetic field dose must be available. To meet this need, the Department of Energy has funded development of prototype dosimeters at the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This manual reviews the principle of operation of the dosimeter and also contains step-by-step instructions for its operation.

  20. Simple theoretical analysis of the interband optical absorption coefficient in wide-gap semiconductors in the presence of an external electric field and its dependence on a longitudinal magnetic field

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    Chakraborty, P. K.; Ghoshal, S.; Ghatak, K. P.

    2006-06-01

    An attempt is made to present a simplified theoretical analysis of the interband optical absorption coefficient (OAC) due to a constant uniform electric field on the basis of the electron wave vector dependence of the optical matrix element (OME) for the incident photon energy, ( ??), below and above the band-gap ( Eg). It has been found, taking n-GaAs as an example for numerical computation, that the expression of the OAC exhibits an exponential fall-off with the electric field and the photon energy without the consideration of the Wannier-Stark levels, which generally exists in a band due to the external electric field. The effect of a longitudinal magnetic field on the OAC is also studied on the basis of the fact that the transverse wave vector ( k?) is quantized due to parallel magnetic field and is conserved in the interband optical transition of electrons. Similar results, such as singularity for the case ??field are also obtained with modifications in the expressions for the OAC in presence of electric and parallel magnetic fields. Present study explains the modification of the band-gap of the semiconductor in the presence of electric and parallel magnetic fields, respectively. The numerical analyses are performed and discussed in details taking n-GaAs as an example.

  1. Optical decoherence and spectral diffusion at 1.5 mum in Er3+ : Y2 SiO5 versus magnetic field, temperature, and Er3+ concentration

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    Thomas Böttger; C. W. Thiel; Y. Sun; R. L. Cone

    2006-01-01

    The mechanisms and effects of spectral diffusion for optical transitions of paramagnetic ions have been explored using the inhomogeneously broadened 1536 nm I15\\/24-->I13\\/24 transition in Er3+:Y2SiO5 . Using photon echo spectroscopy, spectral diffusion was measured by observing the evolution of the effective coherence lifetimes over time scales from 1mus to 20 ms for magnetic-field strengths from 0.3 to 6.0 T,

  2. Note: Fiber optic transport probe for Hall measurements under light and magnetic field at low temperatures: Case study of a two dimensional electron gas

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    Bhadauria, P. P. S.; Gupta, Anurag; Kumar, Pramod; Dogra, Anjana; Budhani, R. C.

    2015-05-01

    A fiber optic based probe is designed and developed for electrical transport measurements in presence of quasi-monochromatic (360-800 nm) light, varying temperature (T = 1.8-300 K), and magnetic field (B = 0-7 T). The probe is tested for the resistivity and Hall measurements performed on a LaAlO3-SrTiO3 heterointerface system with a conducting two dimensional electron gas.

  3. Magnetic field sensor based on magnetic-fluid-coated long-period fiber grating

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    Zhang, Nancy Meng Ying; Dong, Xinyong; Shum, Perry Ping; Juan Juan Hu, Dora; Su, Haibin; Siang Lew, Wen; Wei, Lei

    2015-06-01

    Magnetic fluid is a promising material for sensing applications due to its remarkable magneto-optic properties. An optical fiber magnetic field sensor was developed using a long-period grating (LPG) coated with magnetic fluid. Magnetic fluid undergoes magnetization, aggregation, and phase transitions when it is under an external magnetic field. Optical properties changes that induced by the magnetic field can be sensed by the LPG of which resonant wavelength and transmission minimum are highly sensitive to the change of ambient medium. We demonstrate that the proposed sensor can maintain a high sensitivity of ?0.154 dB/Gauss at field strength of as low as ?7.4 Gauss.

  4. Revealing the Exciton Fine Structure of PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Using Optical Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields

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    Schaller, Richard D.; Crooker, Scott A.; Bussian, David A.; Pietryga, Jeffrey M.; Joo, Jin; Klimov, Victor I.

    2010-01-01

    We measure the photoluminescence lifetime ? of excitons in colloidal PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) at low temperatures to 270 mK and in high magnetic fields to 15 T. For all NCs, ? increases sharply below 10 K but saturates by 500 mK. In contrast to the usual picture of well-separated “bright” and “dark” exciton states (found, e.g., in CdSe NCs), these dynamics fit remarkably well to a system having two exciton states with comparable—but small—oscillator strengths that are separated by only 300–900???eV depending on NC size. Importantly, magnetic fields reduce ? below 10 K, consistent with field-induced mixing between the two states. Magnetic-circular dichroism studies reveal exciton g factors from 2–5, and magnetophotoluminescence shows >10% circularly polarized emission.

  5. Magnetic field sensor utilizing bent fiber taper and magnetic fluid

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    Li, Jie; Tian, Zhuang; Sun, Li-Peng; Guan, Bai-Ou

    2014-05-01

    A magnetic field sensor is demonstrated by placing a bent-fiber taper modal interferometer inside a magnetic fluid sealed with an organic glass base. Owing to the strong refractive index dependency of the interferometer and magneto-optics property of the fluid, our sensor exhibits high sensitivity to the external magnetic field change. A linear wavelength dependency of ~58pm/Oe is experimentally obtained within a magnetic field range from 30 to 80 Oe. Our structure is featured of high sensitivity, fiber-compatibility, compactness, and robustness.

  6. Magnetic Field Problem: Current

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    Wolfgang Christian

    A cross section of a circular wire loop carrying an unknown current is shown above. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field. The color of the arrows represents the magnitude of the field with magnitude increasing as the color changes from blue to green to red to black. You can double-click in the animation to add magnetic field lines, click-drag the center of the loop to reposition it, and click-drag the top or bottom of the loop to change its size.

  7. Donor impurity states and related terahertz range nonlinear optical response in GaN cylindrical quantum wires: Effects of external electric and magnetic fields

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    Correa, J. D.; Mora-Ramos, M. E.; Duque, C. A.

    2014-06-01

    We report a study on the optical absorption coefficient associated to hydrogenic impurity interstate transitions in zinc-blende GaN quantum wires of cylindrical shape taking into account the effects of externally applied static electric and magnetic fields. The electron states emerge within the effective mass approximation, via the exact diagonalization of the donor-impurity Hamiltonian with parabolic confinement and external field effects. The nonlinear optical absorption is calculated using a recently derived expression for the dielectric susceptibility, obtained via a nonperturbative solution of the density-matrix Bloch equation. Our results show that this treatment eliminates not only the intensity-dependent bleaching effect but also the change in sign of the nonlinear contribution due to the combined effect of asymmetric impurity location and the applied electric field.

  8. Donor impurity states and related terahertz range nonlinear optical response in GaN cylindrical quantum wires: Effects of external electric and magnetic fields

    SciTech Connect

    Correa, J. D. [Departamento de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad de Medellín, Medellín (Colombia); Mora-Ramos, M. E., E-mail: memora@uaem.mx [Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Av. Universidad 1001, CP 62209 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Duque, C. A. [Grupo de Materia Condensada-UdeA, Instituto de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Calle 70 No. 52-21, Medellín (Colombia)

    2014-06-07

    We report a study on the optical absorption coefficient associated to hydrogenic impurity interstate transitions in zinc-blende GaN quantum wires of cylindrical shape taking into account the effects of externally applied static electric and magnetic fields. The electron states emerge within the effective mass approximation, via the exact diagonalization of the donor-impurity Hamiltonian with parabolic confinement and external field effects. The nonlinear optical absorption is calculated using a recently derived expression for the dielectric susceptibility, obtained via a nonperturbative solution of the density-matrix Bloch equation. Our results show that this treatment eliminates not only the intensity-dependent bleaching effect but also the change in sign of the nonlinear contribution due to the combined effect of asymmetric impurity location and the applied electric field.

  9. Functional hyperbranched polymers with advanced optical, electrical and magnetic properties.

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    Wu, Wenbo; Tang, Runli; Li, Qianqian; Li, Zhen

    2015-06-01

    As one kind of important functional material, those with advanced optical, electrical and magnetic characteristics have attracted increasing attention due to their essential and irreplaceable role in the daily life of humans. In particular, optical, electrical and magnetic hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) exhibit some unique properties, partially derived from their highly branched topological structures. This review summarizes the recent progress in the field of functional HBPs and their application in optics, electronics and magnetics, including light-emitting polymers, nonlinear optical materials, chemosensors, solar cells, magnetic materials, etc., and also gives some outlooks for further exploration in this field at the end of this paper. PMID:25170592

  10. High concentration ferronematics in low magnetic fields

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    T. Tóth-Katona; P. Salamon; N. Éber; N. Tomašovi?ová; Z. Mitróová; P. Kop?anský

    2014-09-05

    We investigated experimentally the magneto-optical and dielectric properties of magnetic-nanoparticle-doped nematic liquid crystals (ferronematics). Our studies focus on the effect of the very small orienting bias magnetic field $B_{bias}$, and that of the nematic director pretilt at the boundary surfaces in our systems sensitive to low magnetic fields. Based on the results we assert that $B_{bias}$ is not necessarily required for a detectable response to low magnetic fields, and that the initial pretilt, as well as the aggregation of the nanoparticles play an important (though not yet explored enough) role.

  11. HMI Magnetic Field Products

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    Hoeksema, Jon T.; HMI Magnetic Field Team

    2013-07-01

    The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) on SDO has measured magnetic field, velocity, and intensity in the photosphere over the full disk continuously since May 2010 with arc-second resolution. Scalar images are measured every 45 seconds. From these basic observables the pipeline automatically identifies and tracks active regions on the solar disk. The vector magnetic field and a variety of summary quantities are determined every 720s in these tracked Space-weather HMI Active Region Patches (SHARPS). Synoptic and synchronic maps are constructed daily and after each Carrington Rotation Most data products are available with definitive scientific calibration after a few day deal at and in a quick-look near-real-time version a few minutes after the observations are made. Uncertainties are determined for the derived products. All of the magnetic field products along with movies and images suitable for browsing are available at http:://Hmi.stanford.edu/magnetic. Other products, e.g. coronal field over active regions, can be computed on demand.

  12. Magnetic Fields in Galaxies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Beck, Rainer

    The origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields, their strength and structure in intergalactic space, their first occurrence in young galaxies, and their dynamical importance for galaxy evolution remain widely unknown. Radio synchrotron emission, its polarization and its Faraday rotation are powerful tools to study the strength and structure of magnetic fields in galaxies. Unpolarized radio synchrotron emission traces isotropic turbulent fields which are strongest in spiral arms and bars (20-30 ?G) and in central starburst regions (50-100 ?G). Such fields are dynamically important; they can affect gas flows and drive gas inflows in central regions. Polarized radio emission traces ordered fields which can be regular or anisotropic turbulent, generated from isotropic turbulent fields by compression or shear. The strongest ordered fields of 10-15 ?G strength are generally found in interarm regions and follow the orientation of adjacent gas spiral arms. In galaxies with strong density waves, ordered (anisotropic turbulent) fields are also observed at the inner edges of the spiral arms. Ordered fields with spiral patterns exist in grand-design, barred and flocculent galaxies, and in central regions of starburst galaxies. Ordered fields in interacting galaxies have asymmetric distributions and are an excellent tracer of past interactions between galaxies or with the intergalactic medium. Irregular galaxies host isotropic turbulent fields often of similar strength as in spiral galaxies, but only weak ordered fields. Faraday rotation measures (RM) of the diffuse polarized radio emission from the disks of several galaxies reveal large-scale spiral patterns that can be described by the superposition of azimuthal modes; these are signatures of regular fields generated by a mean-field ? -? dynamo. So far no indications were found in external galaxies of large-scale field reversals, like the one in the Milky Way. Ordered magnetic fields are also observed in radio halos around edge-on galaxies out to large distances from the plane, with X-shaped patterns. In the outflow cone above a starburst region of NGC 253, RM data indicate a helical magnetic field.

  13. Synthetic gauge fields for light beams in optical resonators

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Longhi, Stefano

    2015-07-01

    A method to realize artificial magnetic fields for light waves trapped in passive optical cavities with anamorphic optical elements is theoretically proposed. In particular, when a homogeneous magnetic field is realized, a highly-degenerate Landau level structure for the frequency spectrum of the transverse resonator modes is obtained, corresponding to a cyclotron motion of the optical cavity field. This can be probed by transient excitation of the passive optical resonator.

  14. Optical control of magnetic order in molecule-based magnets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pejakovic, Dusan

    The control of magnetic properties by light (photoinduced magnetism, PIM) is a rapidly developing area of research, attractive both for novelty of the observed phenomena and for potential applications. Recently, a new impetus to this field has been given by the discoveries of materials in which PIM coexists with a cooperative magnetic behavior (magnetic order). This opened a possibility for optical control of magnetic ordering, bringing about a number of striking and easily detectable new effects. This dissertation addresses PIM in two distinct classes of molecule-based magnets. These novel magnets, based on organic and organo-metallic compounds, have drawn increasing interest over the past fifteen years, due to a possibility for tailoring of their magnetic properties by flexible organic chemistry methods. The first class of materials studied in the thesis are Co-Fe Prussian blue magnets: KxCoy[Fe(CN) 6]·zH2O. While PIM in these materials and its microscopic mechanism have been subjects of extensive studies, the mechanism and dynamics of magnetic ordering have been disregarded. Based on extensive experimental magnetic studies, including the first dynamic susceptibility study of PIM, it is found that the materials exhibit a highly unconventional magnetic order. Long range ferrimagnetism is not present, contrary to the prevalent assumption. Instead, a coexistence of a short-range colinear order and cooperative spin glass-like freezing occurs, identifying the materials as cluster glasses. A model is proposed that elucidates the observed macroscopic magnetic and PIM behavior. As the second part of the project, PIM is demonstrated in Mn(TCNE) 2·x(CH2Cl2) (TCNE = tetracyanoethylene). This is structurally entirely novel optically controllable magnet, with considerably higher magnetic ordering temperature (75 K) than that of K xCoy[Fe(CN)6]· zH2O. Extensive magnetic and optical studies of this material were performed. It is determined that PIM is accompanied by changes in the electronic and vibrational spectra. The results suggest a novel mechanism for PIM, based on the formation of a metastable state with locally enhanced exchange interaction. This is the first example of PIM in a magnet with spins supplied by electrons from p orbitals, and it opens a promising new pathway towards optical control of magnetic order at relatively high temperatures.

  15. Femtosecond laser inscribed Bragg sensor in Terfenol-D coated optical fibre with ablated microslot for the detection of static magnetic fields

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smith, G. N.; Allsop, T.; Kalli, K.; Koutsides, C.; Neal, R.; Sugden, K.; Culverhouse, P.; Bennion, I.

    2011-05-01

    A novel device for the detection and characterisation of static magnetic fields is presented. It consists of a femtosecond laser inscribed fibre Bragg grating (FBG) that is incorporated into an optical fibre with a femtosecond laser micromachined slot. The symmetry of the fibre is broken by the micro-slot, producing non-uniform strain across the fibre cross section. The sensing region is coated with Terfenol-D making the device sensitive to static magnetic fields, whereas the symmetry breaking results in a vectorial sensor for the detection of magnetic fields as low as 0.046 mT with a resolution of +/-0.3mT in transmission and +/-0.7mT in reflection. The sensor output is directly wavelength encoded from the FBG filtering, leading to simple demodulation through the monitoring of wavelength shifts that result as the fibre structure changes shape in response to the external magnetic field. The use of a femtosecond laser to both inscribe the FBG and micro-machine the slot in a single stage, prior to coating the device, significantly simplifies the sensor fabrication.

  16. Magnetic Field Measurements in Beam Guiding Magnets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. N. Henrichsen

    1998-01-01

    Electromagnets used as beam guiding elements in particle accelerators and colliders require very tight tole-rances on their magnetic fields and on their alignment along the particle path. This article describes the methods and equipment used for magnetic measurements in beam transport magnets. Descriptions are given of magnetic resonance techniques, various induction coil methods, Hall generator measurements, the fluxgate magnetometer as

  17. High field superconducting magnets

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hait, Thomas P. (Inventor); Shirron, Peter J. (Inventor)

    2011-01-01

    A superconducting magnet includes an insulating layer disposed about the surface of a mandrel; a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about the mandrel to form the superconducting magnet, wherein the superconducting wire is in thermal communication with the mandrel, and the superconducting magnet has a field-to-current ratio equal to or greater than 1.1 Tesla per Ampere; a thermally conductive potting material configured to fill interstices between the adjacent turns, wherein the thermally conductive potting material and the superconducting wire provide a path for dissipation of heat; and a voltage limiting device disposed across each end of the superconducting wire, wherein the voltage limiting device is configured to prevent a voltage excursion across the superconducting wire during quench of the superconducting magnet.

  18. Revealing the Exciton Fine Structure of PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Using Optical Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. D. Schaller; S. A. Crooker; D. A. Bussian; J. M. Pietryga; J. Joo; V. I. Klimov

    2010-01-01

    We measure the photoluminescence lifetime tau of excitons in colloidal PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) at low temperatures to 270 mK and in high magnetic fields to 15 T. For all NCs, tau increases sharply below 10 K but saturates by 500 mK. In contrast to the usual picture of well-separated ``bright'' and ``dark'' exciton states (found, e.g., in CdSe NCs), these

  19. The Earth's Magnetic Field

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Roberta Johnson

    2000-07-01

    This section of the Windows to the Universe website provides information and images about Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere), including detailed information about the aurora borealis, magnets, and solar wind. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging website that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

  20. Near Field Magneto-Optical Microscope

    DOEpatents

    Vlasko-Vlasov, Vitalii K. (Downers Grove, IL); Welp, Ulrich (Lisle, IL); Crabtree, George W. (Chicago, IL)

    2005-12-06

    A device and method for mapping magnetic fields of a sample at a resolution less than the wavelength of light without altering the magnetic field of the sample is disclosed. A device having a tapered end portion with a magneto-optically active particle positioned at the distal end thereof in communication with a fiber optic for transferring incoming linearly polarized light from a source thereof to the particle and for transferring reflected light from the particle is provided. The fiber optic has a reflective material trapping light within the fiber optic and in communication with a light detector for determining the polarization of light reflected from the particle as a function of the strength and direction of the magnetic field of the sample. Linearly polarized light from the source thereof transferred to the particle positioned proximate the sample is affected by the magnetic field of the sample sensed by the particle such that the difference in polarization of light entering and leaving the particle is due to the magnetic field of the sample. Relative movement between the particle and sample enables mapping.

  1. Low field magnetic resonance imaging

    DOEpatents

    Pines, Alexander (Berkeley, CA); Sakellariou, Dimitrios (Billancourt, FR); Meriles, Carlos A. (Fort Lee, NJ); Trabesinger, Andreas H. (London, GB)

    2010-07-13

    A method and system of magnetic resonance imaging does not need a large homogenous field to truncate a gradient field. Spatial information is encoded into the spin magnetization by allowing the magnetization to evolve in a non-truncated gradient field and inducing a set of 180 degree rotations prior to signal acquisition.

  2. Simulation of lightning magnetic field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chen Yazhou; Wu Xiaorong; Liu Shanghe; Zhang Feizhou

    2002-01-01

    The lightning magnetic field is simulated when a pulse current is injected into the loop from the lightning surge generator. Different waveforms of lightning magnetic field can be simulated by regulating the parameters of the loop according to the relation between the parameters of the loop and the simulated wave. The dot loop is made to measure the magnetic field

  3. The WIND magnetic field investigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. P. Lepping; M. H. Ac?na; L. F. Burlaga; W. M. Farrell; J. A. Slavin; K. H. Schatten; F. Mariani; N. F. Ness; F. M. Neubauer; Y. C. Whang; J. B. Byrnes; R. S. Kennon; P. V. Panetta; J. Scheifele; E. M. Worley

    1995-01-01

    The magnetic field experiment on WIND will provide data for studies of a broad range of scales of structures and fluctuation characteristics of the interplanetary magnetic field throughout the mission, and, where appropriate, relate them to the statics and dynamics of the magnetosphere. The basic instrument of the Magnetic Field Investigation (MFI) is a boom-mounted dual triaxial fluxgate magnetometer and

  4. AC Magnetic Field Survey Report

    E-print Network

    Krstic, Miroslav

    AC Magnetic Field Survey Report of Literature Building - 3000 University of California San Diego:..........................................................................................................2 ELF OR AC MAGNETIC FIELD CHARACTERISTICS:...............................................2 UNITS of California San Diego La Jolla, California PROJECT: AC Magnetic Field Survey SCOPE: The scope of this project

  5. Stray Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. Zick

    1994-01-01

    In many applications of magnetic resonance imaging large linewidths means that to achieve useful resolution in the image large magnetic field gradients should be employed. This paper outlines the principles of stray field imaging that utilises the large gradients intrinsic to the fringe field of superconducting solenoidal magnets. Examples of images from strongly broadened everyday objects are given.

  6. Gauge Field Optics with Anisotropic Media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liu, Fu; Li, Jensen

    2015-03-01

    By considering gauge transformations on the macroscopic Maxwell's equations, a two-dimensional gauge field, with its pseudomagnetic field in the real space, is identified as tilted anisotropy in the constitutive parameters. We show that the optical spin Hall effect with broadband response and one-way edge states become possible simply by using anisotropic media. The proposed gauge field also allows us to obtain unidirectional propagation for a particular pseudospin based on the Aharonov-Bohm effect. Our approach will be useful in spoof magneto-optics with arbitrary magnetic fields mimicked by metamaterials with subwavelength unit cells. It also serves as a generic way to design polarization-dependent devices.

  7. Magnetic plasmonic fano resonance at optical frequency.

    PubMed

    Bao, Yanjun; Hu, Zhijian; Li, Ziwei; Zhu, Xing; Fang, Zheyu

    2015-05-01

    Plasmonic Fano resonances are typically understood and investigated assuming electrical mode hybridization. Here we demonstrate that a purely magnetic plasmon Fano resonance can be realized at optical frequency with Au split ring hexamer nanostructure excited by an azimuthally polarized incident light. Collective magnetic plasmon modes induced by the circular electric field within the hexamer and each of the split ring can be controlled and effectively hybridized by designing the size and orientation of each ring unit. With simulated results reproducing the experiment, our suggested configuration with narrow line-shape magnetic Fano resonance has significant potential applications in low-loss sensing and may serves as suitable elementary building blocks for optical metamaterials. PMID:25594885

  8. The influence of applied magnetic fields on the optical properties of zero- and one-dimensional CdSe nanocrystals

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blumling, Daniel E.; McGill, Stephen; Knappenberger, Kenneth L.

    2013-09-01

    Shape-dependent exciton relaxation dynamics of CdSe 0-D nanocrystals and 1-D nanorods were studied using low-temperature (4.2 K), time-resolved and intensity-integrated magneto-photoluminscence (MPL) spectroscopy. Analysis of the average MPL rate constants from several different nanocrystal quantum dots and rods excited by 400 nm light in applied magnetic fields up to 17.5 T revealed size-dependent energy gaps separating bright and dark exciton fine-structure states. For 1-D nanorods under strong cross-sectional confinement and large length-to-diameter aspect ratios, efficient mixing of bright and dark exciton states was achieved using relatively low applied field strengths (<=4 T). The effect was attributed, in part, to decreased confinement of CdSe hole states associated with the long axis of the nanorod, which resulted in reduction of the energy gaps separating the bright and dark states. Increased control over the angle formed between the applied field vectors and the nanocrystal c-axis led to more efficient and uniform mixing of nanorod exciton states than for quantum dots. The findings suggest 1-D nanostructures are advantageous over 0-D ones for field-responsive applications.Shape-dependent exciton relaxation dynamics of CdSe 0-D nanocrystals and 1-D nanorods were studied using low-temperature (4.2 K), time-resolved and intensity-integrated magneto-photoluminscence (MPL) spectroscopy. Analysis of the average MPL rate constants from several different nanocrystal quantum dots and rods excited by 400 nm light in applied magnetic fields up to 17.5 T revealed size-dependent energy gaps separating bright and dark exciton fine-structure states. For 1-D nanorods under strong cross-sectional confinement and large length-to-diameter aspect ratios, efficient mixing of bright and dark exciton states was achieved using relatively low applied field strengths (<=4 T). The effect was attributed, in part, to decreased confinement of CdSe hole states associated with the long axis of the nanorod, which resulted in reduction of the energy gaps separating the bright and dark states. Increased control over the angle formed between the applied field vectors and the nanocrystal c-axis led to more efficient and uniform mixing of nanorod exciton states than for quantum dots. The findings suggest 1-D nanostructures are advantageous over 0-D ones for field-responsive applications. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c3nr03252c

  9. Picosecond precessional magnetization reversal by magnetic field pulse shaping

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Th. Gerrits; H. A. M. van den Berg; J. Hohlfeld; O. Gielkens; K. J. Veenstra; L. Bar; Th. Rasing

    2002-01-01

    We have developed a method to vary the shape of magnetic field pulses on a picosecond time scale and to monitor the magnetization response in all three dimensions by using time-resolved linear and nonlinear magneto-optical techniques. With this, we have measured the temporal response of rectangular 10×20 ?m and elliptical 8×16 ?m, 8 nm thin Permalloy (Ni80Fe20) elements due to

  10. Magnetic nanoparticle motion in external magnetic field

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Usov, N. A.; Liubimov, B. Ya

    2015-07-01

    A set of equations describing the motion of a free magnetic nanoparticle in an external magnetic field in a vacuum, or in a medium with negligibly small friction forces is postulated. The conservation of the total particle momentum, i.e. the sum of the mechanical and the total spin momentum of the nanoparticle is taken into account explicitly. It is shown that for the motion of a nanoparticle in uniform magnetic field there are three different modes of precession of the unit magnetization vector and the director that is parallel the particle easy anisotropy axis. These modes differ significantly in the precession frequency. For the high-frequency mode the director points approximately along the external magnetic field, whereas the frequency and the characteristic relaxation time of the precession of the unit magnetization vector are close to the corresponding values for conventional ferromagnetic resonance. On the other hand, for the low-frequency modes the unit magnetization vector and the director are nearly parallel and rotate in unison around the external magnetic field. The characteristic relaxation time for the low-frequency modes is remarkably long. This means that in a rare assembly of magnetic nanoparticles there is a possibility of additional resonant absorption of the energy of alternating magnetic field at a frequency that is much smaller compared to conventional ferromagnetic resonance frequency. The scattering of a beam of magnetic nanoparticles in a vacuum in a non-uniform external magnetic field is also considered taking into account the precession of the unit magnetization vector and director.

  11. Shear angle of magnetic fields.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yanping, Lü; Wang, Jingxiu; Wang, Huaning

    1993-11-01

    The authors introduce a new parameter, the shear angle of vector magnetic fields, ??, to describe the non-potentiality of magnetic fields in active regions, which is defined as the angle between the observed vector magnetic field and its corresponding current-free field. In the case of highly inclined field configurations, this angle is approximately equal to the "angular shear", ??, defined by Hagyard et al. (1984). ?? can be considered as the projection of the shear angle, ??, on the photosphere. For the active region studied, the shear angle, ??, seems to have a better and neater correspondence with flare activity than does ??. It gives a clearer explanation of the non-potentiality of magnetic fields. It is a better measure of the deviation of the observed magnetic field from a potential field, and is directly related to the magnetic free energy stored in non-potential fields.

  12. Optical Isolators With Transverse Magnets

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Fan, Yuan X.; Byer, Robert L.

    1991-01-01

    New design for isolator includes zigzag, forward-and-backward-pass beam path and use of transverse rather than longitudinal magnetic field. Design choices produce isolator with as large an aperture as desired using low-Verdet-constant glass rather than more expensive crystals. Uses commercially available permanent magnets in Faraday rotator. More compact and less expensive. Designed to transmit rectangular beam. Square cross section of beam extended to rectangular shape by increasing one dimension of glass without having to increase magnetic field. Potentially useful in laser systems involving slab lasers and amplifiers. Has applications to study of very-high-power lasers for fusion research.

  13. Optical/Near-infrared Polarization Survey of Sh 2-29: Magnetic Fields, Dense Cloud Fragmentations, and Anomalous Dust Grain Sizes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Santos, Fábio P.; Franco, Gabriel A. P.; Roman-Lopes, Alexandre; Reis, Wilson; Román-Zúñiga, Carlos G.

    2014-03-01

    Sh 2-29 is a conspicuous star-forming region marked by the presence of massive embedded stars as well as several notable interstellar structures. In this research, our goals were to determine the role of magnetic fields and to study the size distribution of interstellar dust particles within this turbulent environment. We have used a set of optical and near-infrared polarimetric data obtained at OPD/LNA (Brazil) and CTIO (Chile), correlated with extinction maps, Two Micron All Sky Survey data, and images from the Digitized Sky Survey and Spitzer. The region's most striking feature is a swept out interstellar cavity whose polarimetric maps indicate that magnetic field lines were dragged outward, piling up along its borders. This led to a higher magnetic strength value (?400 ?G) and an abrupt increase in polarization degree, probably due to an enhancement in alignment efficiency. Furthermore, dense cloud fragmentations with peak AV between 20 and 37 mag were probably triggered by its expansion. The presence of 24 ?m point-like sources indicates possible newborn stars inside this dense environment. A statistical analysis of the angular dispersion function revealed areas where field lines are aligned in a well-ordered pattern, seemingly due to compression effects from the H II region expansion. Finally, Serkowski function fits were used to study the ratio of the total-to-selective extinction, revealing a dual population of anomalous grain particle sizes. This trend suggests that both effects of coagulation and fragmentation of interstellar grains are present in the region. Based on observations collected at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (CTIO, Chile) and Observatório do Pico dos Dias, operated by Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA/MCT, Brazil).

  14. The influence of applied magnetic fields on the optical properties of zero- and one-dimensional CdSe nanocrystals.

    PubMed

    Blumling, Daniel E; McGill, Stephen; Knappenberger, Kenneth L

    2013-10-01

    Shape-dependent exciton relaxation dynamics of CdSe 0-D nanocrystals and 1-D nanorods were studied using low-temperature (4.2 K), time-resolved and intensity-integrated magneto-photoluminscence (MPL) spectroscopy. Analysis of the average MPL rate constants from several different nanocrystal quantum dots and rods excited by 400 nm light in applied magnetic fields up to 17.5 T revealed size-dependent energy gaps separating bright and dark exciton fine-structure states. For 1-D nanorods under strong cross-sectional confinement and large length-to-diameter aspect ratios, efficient mixing of bright and dark exciton states was achieved using relatively low applied field strengths (?4 T). The effect was attributed, in part, to decreased confinement of CdSe hole states associated with the long axis of the nanorod, which resulted in reduction of the energy gaps separating the bright and dark states. Increased control over the angle formed between the applied field vectors and the nanocrystal c-axis led to more efficient and uniform mixing of nanorod exciton states than for quantum dots. The findings suggest 1-D nanostructures are advantageous over 0-D ones for field-responsive applications. PMID:23945622

  15. Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance

    DOEpatents

    Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-10-27

    The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

  16. Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance

    DOEpatents

    Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2010-07-13

    The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

  17. Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance

    DOEpatents

    Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2010-06-29

    The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

  18. Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance

    DOEpatents

    Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2007-12-11

    The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of unpaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

  19. Spin microscope based on optically detected magnetic resonance

    DOEpatents

    Berman, Gennady P. (Los Alamos, NM); Chernobrod, Boris M. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-11-10

    The invention relates to scanning magnetic microscope which has a photoluminescent nanoprobe implanted in the tip apex of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or a near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) and exhibits optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) in the vicinity of impaired electron spins or nuclear magnetic moments in the sample material. The described spin microscope has demonstrated nanoscale lateral resolution and single spin sensitivity for the AFM and STM embodiments.

  20. Magnetic phase control by an electric field.

    PubMed

    Lottermoser, Thomas; Lonkai, Thomas; Amann, Uwe; Hohlwein, Dietmar; Ihringer, Jörg; Fiebig, Manfred

    2004-07-29

    The quest for higher data density in information storage is motivating investigations into approaches for manipulating magnetization by means other than magnetic fields. This is evidenced by the recent boom in magnetoelectronics and 'spintronics', where phenomena such as carrier effects in magnetic semiconductors and high-correlation effects in colossal magnetoresistive compounds are studied for their device potential. The linear magnetoelectric effect-the induction of polarization by a magnetic field and of magnetization by an electric field-provides another route for linking magnetic and electric properties. It was recently discovered that composite materials and magnetic ferroelectrics exhibit magnetoelectric effects that exceed previously known effects by orders of magnitude, with the potential to trigger magnetic or electric phase transitions. Here we report a system whose magnetic phase can be controlled by an external electric field: ferromagnetic ordering in hexagonal HoMnO3 is reversibly switched on and off by the applied field via magnetoelectric interactions. We monitor this process using magneto-optical techniques and reveal its microscopic origin by neutron and X-ray diffraction. From our results, we identify basic requirements for other candidate materials to exhibit magnetoelectric phase control. PMID:15282600

  1. Nonlinear magneto-optic polarization rotation with intense laser fields 

    E-print Network

    Hsu, Paul S.; Patnaik, Anil K.; Welch, George R.

    2008-01-01

    We have studied the nonlinear Faraday effect with intense linear polarized light in an optically thick atomic rubidium vapor. We demonstrate that the polarization rotation rate (rotation angle per unit magnetic field, in the limit of low field) has...

  2. Nonlinear magneto-optic polarization rotation with intense laser fields

    E-print Network

    Hsu, Paul S.; Patnaik, Anil K.; Welch, George R.

    2008-01-01

    We have studied the nonlinear Faraday effect with intense linear polarized light in an optically thick atomic rubidium vapor. We demonstrate that the polarization rotation rate (rotation angle per unit magnetic field, in the limit of low field) has...

  3. (version 6/26/06) Magnetic Fields

    E-print Network

    Collins, Gary S.

    (version 6/26/06) Magnetic Fields GOALS (1) To visualize the magnetic fields produced by several to trace out the magnetic field lines of a single bar magnet on a large sheet of paper. (3) To calculate where the magnetic fields of the Earth and the bar magnet sum to zero. INTRODUCTION A magnetic field

  4. A capillary optical fiber modulator derivates from magnetic fluid

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yang, Xinghua; Liu, Yanxin; Zheng, Yao; Li, Shouzhu; Yuan, Libo; Yuan, Tingting; Tong, Chengguo

    2013-09-01

    A novel in-fiber integrated modulator based on magnetic fluid is proposed. The Fe3O4 magnetic fluid is encapsulated into a specially designed capillary optical fiber with a circular waveguide. Experimental results show that the light at 632.8 nm in the circular waveguide can be modulated by only 2.17×10-2 ?L of the magnetic fluid under magnetic field. A wide range of modulation-depth from 44% to 75% can be obtained by adjusting the external magnetic field strength, temperature and the concentration of the magnetic fluid. In addition, the modulator shows good stability and repeatability. This work has great potentials in the integrated optical devices such as tunable in-fiber modulators, optical switches and magnetic sensors.

  5. Ultrafast spectroscopy of GaAs under magnetic field

    SciTech Connect

    Mycek, M.A.; Siegner, U.; Glutsch, S. [and others

    1995-03-01

    Surprising and novel results are obtained for both the linear and the nonlinear optical response of GaAs under magnetic field. Using a variety of spectroscopic techniques, we measure field dependent effects due to Coulomb correlation.

  6. Frustrated magnetic vortices in a triad of permalloy rings: Magneto-optical Kerr effect, magnetic force microscopy, and micromagnetic simulations

    E-print Network

    Metlushko, Vitali

    Frustrated magnetic vortices in a triad of permalloy rings: Magneto-optical Kerr effect, magnetic October 2005; published 28 March 2006 The field dependent magnetization of three mutually touching permalloy rings were investigated by means of the magneto-optical Kerr effect, magnetic force microscopy

  7. The external magnetic field environment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    Calculations were made to predict magnetic field intensities surrounding an aircraft following a lightning strike. Aircraft design and aircraft structural geometry were considered in the computations. A wire grid aircraft model was used to aid in magnetic flux estimation.

  8. Nonlinear optical properties of the magnetized QED Vacuum

    E-print Network

    J. T. Mendonca

    2007-04-12

    New processes associated with the nonlinear optical properties of the electromagnetic vacuum, as predicted by quantum electrodynamics are described. We consider the presence of a static and a rotating magnetic field. The cases of harmonic generation and two different types of sideband cascades are considered. First order and second order effects with respect to the external magnetic field are discussed in detail. Possible experimental configurations using ultra-intense lasers are compared with the alternative use of cw lasers in stable optical cavities.

  9. Polarization Diagnostics of Solar Magnetic Fields

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Manso Sainz, R.

    2011-12-01

    The solar atmosphere is a highly ionized medium which is the playground of magnetic fields. In the deepest layer (the photosphere), magnetic fields disturb the 'normal' fluid motions forcing the plasma to behave incounterintuitive ways; in the outer layers (the chromosphere and the corona) magnetic fields rule, making the plasma levitate or even ejecting it out of the gravitational well of the Sun, with important consequences for us here on Earth. However, magnetic fields are elusive. The only quantitative evidence of their presence is through the polarization state of the light emitted by the plasma they are playing with. Remote sensing of magnetic fields from 150 million km away through spectropolarimetry is a challenge on applied physics as well as an art. It requires the application of quantum mechanics, radiative transfer theory, and advanced optics to the interpretation and analysis of spectropolarimetric observations. I will review standard diagnostic techniques and recent developments on this field. I will discuss their limitations and how to overcome them through the complementary aspects of different diagnostic techniques, spectral regions, and statistical analysis. Finally, I will review what are the main areas for progress in this regard: most notably, the 'measurement' of magnetic fields in the extremely dilute and weakly magnetized outer layers of the sun.

  10. Magnetic fields of degenerate stars

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    Chanmugam, G.

    The magnetic fields of degenerate stars are discussed with emphasis on such basic issues as how their magnetic field strengths are determined, their origin, and evolution. The magnetic fields of both white dwarfs and neutron stars are discussed together, and it is speculated that the origin and evolution of their fields may be related. It is also suggested that it may be possible to apply and test models for the evolution of the magnetic fields in neutron stars by using white dwarfs and vice versa.

  11. Fast superconducting magnetic field switch

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    Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

    1996-08-06

    The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. 6 figs.

  12. Fast superconducting magnetic field switch

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    Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

    1996-01-01

    The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

  13. Martian external magnetic field proxies

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    Langlais, Benoit; Civet, Francois

    2015-04-01

    Mars possesses no dynamic magnetic field of internal origin as it is the case for the Earth or for Mercury. Instead Mars is characterized by an intense and localized magnetic field of crustal origin. This field is the result of past magnetization and demagnetization processes, and reflects its evolution. The Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) interacts with Mars' ionized environment to create an external magnetic field. This external field is weak compared to lithospheric one but very dynamic, and may hamper the detailed analysis of the internal magnetic field at some places or times. Because there are currently no magnetic field measurements made at Mars' surface, it is not possible to directly monitor the external field temporal variability as it is done in Earth's ground magnetic observatories. In this study we examine to indirect ways of quantifying this external field. First we use the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) mission which measures the solar wind about one hour upstream of the bow-shock resulting from the interaction between the solar wind and the Earth's internal magnetic field. These measurements are extrapolated to Mars' position taking into account the orbital configurations of the Mars-Earth system and the velocity of particles carrying the IMF. Second we directly use Mars Global Surveyor magnetic field measurements to quantify the level of variability of the external field. We subtract from the measurements the internal field which is otherwise modeled, and bin the residuals first on a spatial and then on a temporal mesh. This allows to compute daily or semi daily index. We present a comparison of these two proxies and demonstrate their complementarity. We also illustrate our analysis by comparing our Martian external field proxies to terrestrial index at epochs of known strong activity. These proxies will especially be useful for upcoming magnetic field measurements made around or at the surface of Mars.

  14. Evolution of twisted magnetic fields

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    Zweibel, E.G.; Boozer, A.H.

    1985-02-01

    The magnetic field of the solar corona evolves quasistatically in response to slowly changing photospheric boundary conditions. The magnetic topology is preserved by the low resistivity of the solar atmosphere. We show that a magnetic flux coordinate system simplifies the problem of calculating field evolution with invariant topology. As an example, we calculate the equilibrium of a thin magnetic flux tube with small twist per unit length.

  15. Cyclical magnetic field flow fractionation

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    Tasci, T. O.; Johnson, W. P.; Gale, B. K.

    2012-04-01

    In this study, a new magnetic field flow fractionation (FFF) system was designed and modeled by using finite element simulations. Other than current magnetic FFF systems, which use static magnetic fields, our system uses cyclical magnetic fields. Results of the simulations show that our cyclical magnetic FFF system can be used effectively for the separation of magnetic nanoparticles. Cyclical magnetic FFF system is composed of a microfluidic channel (length = 5 cm, height = 30 ?m) and 2 coils. Square wave currents of 1 Hz (with 90 deg of phase difference) were applied to the coils. By using Comsol Multiphysics 3.5a, magnetic field profile and corresponding magnetic force exerted on the magnetite nanoparticles were calculated. The magnetic force data were exported from Comsol to Matlab. In Matlab, a parabolic flow profile with maximum flow speed of 0.4 mL/h was defined. Particle trajectories were obtained by the calculation of the particle speeds resulted from both magnetic and hydrodynamic forces. Particle trajectories of the particles with sizes ranging from 10 to 50 nm were simulated and elution times of the particles were calculated. Results show that there is a significant difference between the elution times of the particles so that baseline separation of the particles can be obtained. In this work, it is shown that by the application of cyclical magnetic fields, the separation of magnetic nanoparticles can be done efficiently.

  16. Magnetic field fluctuations in SC dipole magnet

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    Vladimir Shiltsev et al.

    2001-08-15

    Magnetic field fluctuations at the betatron frequency can lead to emittance growth in circular accelerators. Tolerances are extremely tight for large hadron colliders like LHC and VLHC[1]. We performed experimental studies of the fluctuations in a stand-alone superconducting Tevatron magnet. Here we give a general description of the experimental set-up, present main results and discuss consequences for the colliders.

  17. Exposure guidelines for magnetic fields

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    Miller, G.

    1987-12-01

    The powerful magnetic fields produced by a controlled fusion experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) necessitated the development of personnel-exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. A literature search and conversations with active researchers showed that it is currently possible to develop preliminary exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. An overview of the results of past research into the bioeffects of magnetic fields was compiled, along with a discussion of hazards that may be encountered by people with sickle-cell anemia or medical electronic and prosthetic implants. The LLNL steady magnetic-field exposure guidelines along with a review of developments concerning the safety of time-varying fields were also presented in this compilation. Guidelines developed elsewhere for time varying fields were also given. Further research is needed to develop exposure standards for both steady or time-varying fields.

  18. Magnetic-field-dosimetry system

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    Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

    1981-01-21

    A device is provided for measuring the magnetic field dose and peak field exposure. The device includes three Hall-effect sensors all perpendicular to each other, sensing the three dimensional magnetic field and associated electronics for data storage, calculating, retrieving and display.

  19. (Revised December 30, 2013) Magnetic Fields

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    Collins, Gary S.

    (Revised December 30, 2013) Magnetic Fields GOALS (1) To visualize the magnetic fields produced compasses to trace out the magnetic field lines of a single bar magnet on a large sheet of paper. (3 of the points where the magnetic fields of the Earth and the bar magnet sum to zero. INTRODUCTION A magnetic

  20. Ferrofilm in a magnetic field

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    Back, Randy; Beckham, J. Regan

    2012-10-01

    A vertically draining thin ferrofilm under the influence of gravity and a nonuniform magnetic field is considered. It is observed experimentally that the presence of the magnetic field greatly alters the drainage of the film. A mathematical model is developed to describe the behavior. Experiments are conducted for multiple magnetic field configurations. The model is solved for two different sets of boundary conditions and results are compared to experiments. It is shown that the magnetic field structure, the concentration of magnetite in the solution, and the boundary conditions all have noticeable affects on the evolution of the thinning film. Good qualitative agreement between the model and the experiments is observed.

  1. Decoherence in Crystals of Molecular Magnets Gregory S. Boebinger, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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    Weston, Ken

    magnet. The 120/240/ 336 GHz quasi-optical pulsed EPR spectro-meter at the NHMFL. #12;A new method hasDecoherence in Crystals of Molecular Magnets Gregory S. Boebinger, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory DMR-Award 0654118 Electron Magnetic Resonance Facility Decoherence remains a major obstacle

  2. The Sun's global magnetic field.

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    Mackay, Duncan H

    2012-07-13

    Our present-day understanding of solar and stellar magnetic fields is discussed from both an observational and theoretical viewpoint. To begin with, observations of the Sun's large-scale magnetic field are described, along with recent advances in measuring the spatial distribution of magnetic fields on other stars. Following this, magnetic flux transport models used to simulate photospheric magnetic fields and the wide variety of techniques used to deduce global coronal magnetic fields are considered. The application and comparison of these models to the Sun's open flux, hemispheric pattern of solar filaments and coronal mass ejections are then discussed. Finally, recent developments in the construction of steady-state global magnetohydrodynamic models are considered, along with key areas of future research. PMID:22665897

  3. Structured rf hydrogen plasma induced by magnetic field.

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    Barnat, Edward V.

    2007-11-01

    Images of the spatial structure of a capacitively coupled hydrogen discharge are presented for various strengths of applied magnetic field. With increasing magnetic field, we find that not only does the distribution of emission change because of the confinement of the electrons by the magnetic field, but we also find 'dark-bands' regions that form in the discharge. By using narrowband interference filters (10 nm bandwidth), we examine how the relative optical emission centered on H{sub {alpha}} and H{sub {beta}} (with respect to the total optical emission) change with the applied magnetic field.

  4. Magnetic fields around evolved stars

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    Leal-Ferreira, M.; Vlemmings, W.; Kemball, A.; Amiri, N.; Maercker, M.; Ramstedt, S.; Olofsson, G.

    2014-04-01

    A number of mechanisms, such as magnetic fields, (binary) companions and circumstellar disks have been suggested to be the cause of non-spherical PNe and in particular collimated outflows. This work investigates one of these mechanisms: the magnetic fields. While MHD simulations show that the fields can indeed be important, few observations of magnetic fields have been done so far. We used the VLBA to observe five evolved stars, with the goal of detecting the magnetic field by means of water maser polarization. The sample consists in four AGB stars (IK Tau, RT Vir, IRC+60370 and AP Lyn) and one pPN (OH231.8+4.2). In four of the five sources, several strong maser features were detected allowing us to measure the linear and/or circular polarization. Based on the circular polarization detections, we infer the strength of the component of the field along the line of sight to be between ~30 mG and ~330 mG in the water maser regions of these four sources. When extrapolated to the surface of the stars, the magnetic field strength would be between a few hundred mG and a few Gauss when assuming a toroidal field geometry and higher when assuming more complex magnetic fields. We conclude that the magnetic energy we derived in the water maser regions is higher than the thermal and kinetic energy, leading to the conclusion that, indeed, magnetic fields probably play an important role in shaping Planetary Nebulae.

  5. Axial magnetic field contacts with nonuniform distributed axial magnetic fields

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    Zongqian Shi; Shenli Jia; Jun Fu; Zheng Wang

    2003-01-01

    It is well known that axial magnetic fields (AMFs) can keep vacuum arc in diffuse mode at high current. According to our recent research and other published papers, it has been found that vacuum arc can be maintained in high-current diffuse mode at much higher current if nonuniform AMF is applied, that the axial magnetic field is higher at contact

  6. Calibrated Faraday current and magnetic field sensor

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    Neyer, B.T.; Chang, J.; Ruggles, L.E.

    1985-01-01

    We have developed a calibrated optical fiber Faraday rotation current sensor. A strong magnetic field in an optical fiber introduces circular birefringence, causing the plane of polarization of light to rotate by amount proportional to the magnetic field. Faraday loops used in the past were nonlinear due to the stress-induced linear birefringence caused by bending the loop. This linear birefringence interfered with the Faraday rotation, yielding a complicated relationship between the current and detected light signal. We have found a way to overcome the effects of the unwanted linear birefringence and produce a calibrated current waveform. The calibration is limited only by the accurate knowledge of the Verdet constant of the optical fiber. Results of recent experiments, as well as planned measurements will be presented. 5 refs., 3 figs.

  7. CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Structure of Magnetic

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    Callen, James D.

    CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Chapter 3 Structure of Magnetic Fields Many of the most interesting plasmas are permeated by or imbedded in magnetic fields.1 As shown in Fig. 3.1, the magnetic field properties of magnetic fields in plasmas can be discussed without specifying a model for the plasma

  8. Measurements of magnetic field alignment

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    Kuchnir, M.; Schmidt, E.E.

    1987-11-06

    The procedure for installing Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipoles in their respective cryostats involves aligning the average direction of their field with the vertical to an accuracy of 0.5 mrad. The equipment developed for carrying on these measurements is described and the measurements performed on the first few prototypes SSC magnets are presented. The field angle as a function of position in these 16.6 m long magnets is a characteristic of the individual magnet with possible feedback information to its manufacturing procedure. A comparison of this vertical alignment characteristic with a magnetic field intensity (by NMR) characteristic for one of the prototypes is also presented. 5 refs., 7 figs.

  9. The MAVEN Magnetic Field Investigation

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    Connerney, J. E. P.; Espley, J.; Lawton, P.; Murphy, S.; Odom, J.; Oliversen, R.; Sheppard, D.

    2015-06-01

    The MAVEN magnetic field investigation is part of a comprehensive particles and fields subsystem that will measure the magnetic and electric fields and plasma environment of Mars and its interaction with the solar wind. The magnetic field instrumentation consists of two independent tri-axial fluxgate magnetometer sensors, remotely mounted at the outer extremity of the two solar arrays on small extensions ("boomlets"). The sensors are controlled by independent and functionally identical electronics assemblies that are integrated within the particles and fields subsystem and draw their power from redundant power supplies within that system. Each magnetometer measures the ambient vector magnetic field over a wide dynamic range (to 65,536 nT per axis) with a resolution of 0.008 nT in the most sensitive dynamic range and an accuracy of better than 0.05 %. Both magnetometers sample the ambient magnetic field at an intrinsic sample rate of 32 vector samples per second. Telemetry is transferred from each magnetometer to the particles and fields package once per second and subsequently passed to the spacecraft after some reformatting. The magnetic field data volume may be reduced by averaging and decimation, when necessary to meet telemetry allocations, and application of data compression, utilizing a lossless 8-bit differencing scheme. The MAVEN magnetic field experiment may be reconfigured in flight to meet unanticipated needs and is fully hardware redundant. A spacecraft magnetic control program was implemented to provide a magnetically clean environment for the magnetic sensors and the MAVEN mission plan provides for occasional spacecraft maneuvers—multiple rotations about the spacecraft x and z axes—to characterize spacecraft fields and/or instrument offsets in flight.

  10. The MAVEN Magnetic Field Investigation

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    Connerney, J. E. P.; Espley, J.; Lawton, P.; Murphy, S.; Odom, J.; Oliversen, R.; Sheppard, D.

    2014-01-01

    The MAVEN magnetic field investigation is part of a comprehensive particles and fields subsystem that will measure the magnetic and electric fields and plasma environment of Mars and its interaction with the solar wind. The magnetic field instrumentation consists of two independent tri-axial fluxgate magnetometer sensors, remotely mounted at the outer extremity of the two solar arrays on small extensions ("boomlets"). The sensors are controlled by independent and functionally identical electronics assemblies that are integrated within the particles and fields subsystem and draw their power from redundant power supplies within that system. Each magnetometer measures the ambient vector magnetic field over a wide dynamic range (to 65,536 nT per axis) with a quantization uncertainty of 0.008 nT in the most sensitive dynamic range and an accuracy of better than 0.05%. Both magnetometers sample the ambient magnetic field at an intrinsic sample rate of 32 vector samples per second. Telemetry is transferred from each magnetometer to the particles and fields package once per second and subsequently passed to the spacecraft after some reformatting. The magnetic field data volume may be reduced by averaging and decimation, when necessary to meet telemetry allocations, and application of data compression, utilizing a lossless 8-bit differencing scheme. The MAVEN magnetic field experiment may be reconfigured in flight to meet unanticipated needs and is fully hardware redundant. A spacecraft magnetic control program was implemented to provide a magnetically clean environment for the magnetic sensors and the MAVEN mission plan provides for occasional spacecraft maneuvers - multiple rotations about the spacecraft x and z axes - to characterize spacecraft fields and/or instrument offsets in flight.

  11. arXiv:cond-mat/0610835v1[cond-mat.str-el]30Oct2006 Optical properties and magnetic field-induced phase transitions in the ferroelectric

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    Cao, Jianming

    and Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544 7 National High Magnetic Field.20.Ls, 71.20.Be,75.30.Et I. INTRODUCTION Ni3V2O8 is a particularly interesting magnetic material,1 tuning through an unusual commensurate-incommensurate magnetic transition and is facilitated by a soft

  12. Magnetic fields of the W4 superbubble

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    Gao, X. Y.; Reich, W.; Reich, P.; Han, J. L.; Kothes, R.

    2015-06-01

    Context. Superbubbles and supershells are the channels for transferring mass and energy from the Galactic disk to the halo. Magnetic fields are believed to play a vital role in their evolution. Aims: We study the radio continuum and polarized emission properties of the W4 superbubble to determine its magnetic field strength. Methods: New sensitive radio continuum observations were made at ?6 cm, ?11 cm, and ?21 cm. The total intensity measurements were used to derive the radio spectrum of the W4 superbubble. The linear polarization data were analysed to determine the magnetic field properties within the bubble shells. Results: The observations show a multi-shell structure of the W4 superbubble. A flat radio continuum spectrum that stems from optically thin thermal emission is derived from 1.4 GHz to 4.8 GHz. By fitting a passive Faraday screen model and considering the filling factor fne, we obtain the thermal electron density ne = 1,0/??ne (±5%) cm-3 and the strength of the line-of-sight component of the magnetic field B// = 5,0/??ne (±10%) ?G (i.e. pointing away from us) within the western shell of the W4 superbubble. When the known tilted geometry of the W4 superbubble is considered, the total magnetic field Btot in its western shell is greater than 12 ?G. The electron density and the magnetic field are lower and weaker in the high-latitude parts of the superbubble. The rotation measure is found to be positive in the eastern shell but negative in the western shell of the W4 superbubble, which is consistent with the case where the magnetic field in the Perseus arm is lifted up from the plane towards high latitudes. Conclusions: The magnetic field strength and the electron density we derived for the W4 superbubble are important parameters for evolution models of superbubbles breaking out of the Galactic plane.

  13. A metafluid exhibiting strong optical magnetism.

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    Sheikholeslami, Sassan N; Alaeian, Hadiseh; Koh, Ai Leen; Dionne, Jennifer A

    2013-09-11

    Advances in the field of metamaterials have enabled unprecedented control of light-matter interactions. Metamaterial constituents support high-frequency electric and magnetic dipoles, which can be used as building blocks for new materials capable of negative refraction, electromagnetic cloaking, strong visible-frequency circular dichroism, and enhancing magnetic or chiral transitions in ions and molecules. While all metamaterials to date have existed in the solid-state, considerable interest has emerged in designing a colloidal metamaterial or "metafluid". Such metafluids would combine the advantages of solution-based processing with facile integration into conventional optical components. Here we demonstrate the colloidal synthesis of an isotropic metafluid that exhibits a strong magnetic response at visible frequencies. Protein-antibody interactions are used to direct the solution-phase self-assembly of discrete metamolecules comprised of silver nanoparticles tightly packed around a single dielectric core. The electric and magnetic response of individual metamolecules and the bulk metamaterial solution are directly probed with optical scattering and spectroscopy. Effective medium calculations indicate that the bulk metamaterial exhibits a negative effective permeability and a negative refractive index at modest fill factors. This metafluid can be synthesized in large-quantity and high-quality and may accelerate development of advanced nanophotonic and metamaterial devices. PMID:23919764

  14. Excitation of Magnetic Dipole Transitions at Optical Frequencies

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    Kasperczyk, Mark; Person, Steven; Ananias, Duarte; Carlos, Luis D.; Novotny, Lukas

    2015-04-01

    We use the magnetic field distribution of an azimuthally polarized focused laser beam to excite a magnetic dipole transition in Eu3 + ions embedded in a Y2O3 nanoparticle. The absence of the electric field at the focus of an azimuthally polarized beam allows us to unambiguously demonstrate that the nanoparticle is excited by the magnetic dipole transition near 527.5 nm. When the laser wavelength is resonant with the magnetic dipole transition, the nanoparticle maps the local magnetic field distribution, whereas when the laser wavelength is resonant with an electric dipole transition, the nanoparticle is sensitive to the local electric field. Hence, by tuning the excitation wavelength, we can selectively excite magnetic or electric dipole transitions through optical fields.

  15. Excitation of magnetic dipole transitions at optical frequencies.

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    Kasperczyk, Mark; Person, Steven; Ananias, Duarte; Carlos, Luis D; Novotny, Lukas

    2015-04-24

    We use the magnetic field distribution of an azimuthally polarized focused laser beam to excite a magnetic dipole transition in Eu^{3+} ions embedded in a Y_{2}O_{3} nanoparticle. The absence of the electric field at the focus of an azimuthally polarized beam allows us to unambiguously demonstrate that the nanoparticle is excited by the magnetic dipole transition near 527.5 nm. When the laser wavelength is resonant with the magnetic dipole transition, the nanoparticle maps the local magnetic field distribution, whereas when the laser wavelength is resonant with an electric dipole transition, the nanoparticle is sensitive to the local electric field. Hence, by tuning the excitation wavelength, we can selectively excite magnetic or electric dipole transitions through optical fields. PMID:25955052

  16. Estimation of the Influence on the LHC Beam of Parasitic Magnetic Fields Resulting from Magnet Interconnections

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    Völlinger, C

    2008-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is equipped with 1232 main superconducting dipole magnets, 474 superconducting quadrupole magnets and more than 7400 superconducting corrector magnets that are distributed around the eight sectors of the accelerator. Each of the magnets is powered via superconducting power cables, the so-called main busbars for the main magnets and auxiliary busbars for the corrector magnets. Within the main magnets, the field produced by the superconducting busbars is shielded by the magnet's iron yoke. However, in the numerous magnet interconnections, the busbars are magnetically unshielded with respect to the beam pipes and produce parasitic fields that can affect the beam. Extensive analyses have been carried out in the past to assess the field quality of the individual magnets and its influence on the two counter-rotating beams. However, no detailed evaluation of the influence of the parasitic fields of the main and auxiliary busbars and their effect on beam optics had been performed so fa...

  17. High latitude solar magnetic fields

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    Murray, Norman

    1992-01-01

    Kitt Peak magnetograms are used to measure polar magnetic fields. The polar mean absolute field increases at the same time as the polar mean field decreases. That is, the polar mean absolute field varies in phase with solar activity, in contrast to the out of phase variation of the mean polar field. It is found that the polar fields have a large bipolar component even at solar minimum, with a magnitude equal to that found at low latitudes outside the active latitude bands.

  18. Maneuvering thermal conductivity of magnetic nanofluids by tunable magnetic fields

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    Patel, Jaykumar; Parekh, Kinnari; Upadhyay, R. V.

    2015-06-01

    We report an experimental investigation of magnetic field dependent thermal conductivity of a transformer oil base magnetic fluid as a function of volume fractions. In the absence of magnetic field, thermal conductivity increases linearly with an increase in volume fraction, and magnitude of thermal conductivity thus obtained is lower than that predicted by Maxwell's theory. This reveals the presence of clusters/oligomers in the system. On application of magnetic field, it exhibits a non-monotonous increase in thermal conductivity. The results are interpreted using the concept of a two-step homogenization method (which is based on differential effective medium theory). The results show a transformation of particle cluster configuration from long chain like prolate shape to the aggregated drop-like structure with increasing concentration as well as a magnetic field. The aggregated drop-like structure for concentrated system is supported by optical microscopic images. This shape change of clusters reduces thermal conductivity enhancement. Moreover, this structure formation is observed as a dynamic phenomenon, and at 226 mT field, the length of the structure extends with time, becomes maximum, and then reduces. This change results in the increase or decrease of thermal conductivity.

  19. Charge and current reservoirs for electric and magnetic field enhancement

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    (2005). 6. P. Mühlschlegel, H. J. Eisler, O. J. F. Martin, B. Hecht, and D. W. Pohl, "Resonant optical, Shanghai 200240, China *kcrozier@seas.harvard.edu Abstract: Two optical antenna designs incorporating and magnetic field enhancement. ©2010 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (240.6680) Surface plasmons; (240

  20. Nuclear magnetization in gallium arsenide quantum dots at zero magnetic field

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    Sallen, G.; Kunz, S.; Amand, T.; Bouet, L.; Kuroda, T.; Mano, T.; Paget, D.; Krebs, O.; Marie, X.; Sakoda, K.; Urbaszek, B.

    2014-02-01

    Optical and electrical control of the nuclear spin system allows enhancing the sensitivity of NMR applications and spin-based information storage and processing. Dynamic nuclear polarization in semiconductors is commonly achieved in the presence of a stabilizing external magnetic field. Here we report efficient optical pumping of nuclear spins at zero magnetic field in strain-free GaAs quantum dots. The strong interaction of a single, optically injected electron spin with the nuclear spins acts as a stabilizing, effective magnetic field (Knight field) on the nuclei. We optically tune the Knight field amplitude and direction. In combination with a small transverse magnetic field, we are able to control the longitudinal and transverse components of the nuclear spin polarization in the absence of lattice strain—that is, in dots with strongly reduced static nuclear quadrupole effects, as reproduced by our model calculations.

  1. Nuclear magnetization in gallium arsenide quantum dots at zero magnetic field

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    Sallen, G.; Kunz, S.; Amand, T.; Bouet, L.; Kuroda, T.; Mano, T.; Paget, D.; Krebs, O.; Marie, X.; Sakoda, K.; Urbaszek, B.

    2014-01-01

    Optical and electrical control of the nuclear spin system allows enhancing the sensitivity of NMR applications and spin-based information storage and processing. Dynamic nuclear polarization in semiconductors is commonly achieved in the presence of a stabilizing external magnetic field. Here we report efficient optical pumping of nuclear spins at zero magnetic field in strain-free GaAs quantum dots. The strong interaction of a single, optically injected electron spin with the nuclear spins acts as a stabilizing, effective magnetic field (Knight field) on the nuclei. We optically tune the Knight field amplitude and direction. In combination with a small transverse magnetic field, we are able to control the longitudinal and transverse components of the nuclear spin polarization in the absence of lattice strain—that is, in dots with strongly reduced static nuclear quadrupole effects, as reproduced by our model calculations. PMID:24500329

  2. Preflare magnetic and velocity fields

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    Hagyard, M. J.; Gaizauskas, V.; Chapman, G. A.; Deloach, A. C.; Gary, G. A.; Jones, H. P.; Karpen, J. T.; Martres, M.-J.; Porter, J. G.; Schmeider, B.

    1986-01-01

    A characterization is given of the preflare magnetic field, using theoretical models of force free fields together with observed field structure to determine the general morphology. Direct observational evidence for sheared magnetic fields is presented. The role of this magnetic shear in the flare process is considered within the context of a MHD model that describes the buildup of magnetic energy, and the concept of a critical value of shear is explored. The related subject of electric currents in the preflare state is discussed next, with emphasis on new insights provided by direct calculations of the vertical electric current density from vector magnetograph data and on the role of these currents in producing preflare brightenings. Results from investigations concerning velocity fields in flaring active regions, describing observations and analyses of preflare ejecta, sheared velocities, and vortical motions near flaring sites are given. This is followed by a critical review of prevalent concepts concerning the association of flux emergence with flares

  3. Low-magnetic-field magnetars

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    Turolla, R

    2013-01-01

    It is now widely accepted that soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars are the observational manifestations of magnetars, i.e. sources powered by their own magnetic energy. This view was supported by the fact that these `magnetar candidates' exhibited, without exception, a surface dipole magnetic field (as inferred from the spin-down rate) in excess of the electron critical field (~4.4E+13 G). The recent discovery of fully-qualified magnetars, SGR 0418+5729 and Swift J1822.3-1606, with dipole magnetic field well in the range of ordinary radio pulsars posed a challenge to the standard picture, showing that a very strong field is not necessary for the onset of magnetar activity (chiefly bursts and outbursts). Here we summarize the observational status of the low-magnetic-field magnetars and discuss their properties in the context of the mainstream magnetar model and its main alternatives.

  4. Low-Magnetic-Field Magnetars

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    Turolla, Roberto; Esposito, Paolo

    2013-11-01

    It is now widely accepted that soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars are the observational manifestations of magnetars, i.e. sources powered by their own magnetic energy. This view was supported by the fact that these "magnetar candidates" exhibited, without exception, a surface dipole magnetic field (as inferred from the spin-down rate) in excess of the electron critical field (? 4.4×1013 G). The recent discovery of fully qualified magnetars, SGR 0418+5729 and Swift J1822.3-1606, with dipole magnetic field well in the range of ordinary radio pulsars posed a challenge to the standard picture, showing that a very strong field is not necessary for the onset of magnetar activity (chiefly bursts and outbursts). Here we summarize the observational status of the low-magnetic-field magnetars and discuss their properties in the context of the mainstream magnetar model and its main alternatives.

  5. Primordial Magnetic Fields in Cosmology

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    Iain A. Brown

    2008-12-09

    Magnetic fields have been observed in galaxies, clusters of galaxies and probably in superclusters. While mechanisms exist to generate these in the late universe, it is possible that magnetic fields have existed since very early times. This thesis is concerned with methods to predict the form of such imprints. We review in detail a standard, linearised cosmology before introducing an electromagnetic field. We then consider the intrinsic statistics of the magnetic stresses in two ways, analytically and via static realisations. We construct the power spectra, some of which we present for the first time. At the one- and three-point level we find significant intrinsic non-Gaussianities. Finally we turn to the observable impacts a primordial magnetic field. Assuming coherence, the statistics of the source can be mapped onto the CMB in a simple manner. We demonstrate that our approach is valid by reproducing the signals for Gaussian power law fields on the microwave sky. [ABRIDGED

  6. High speed magneto-optical valve: Rapid control of the optical transmittance of aqueous solutions by magnetically induced self-assembly of superparamagnetic particle chains

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    S. Y. Park; H. Handa; A. Sandhu

    2009-01-01

    Magneto-optical effects of magnetorheological fluids are of interest for applications including magnetic field sensors and optical modulators. Here, we describe the rapid control of the optical transmittance of a magnetorheological fluids by rotating columnar arrays of self-assembled superparamagnetic bead (SPB) chains by applying an external field using a permanent magnet. The columnar arrays of chains of magnetic beads acted as

  7. Intense ionospheric electric and magnetic field pulses generated by lightning

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    M. C. Kelley; J. G. Ding; R. H. Holzworth

    1990-01-01

    Electric and magnetic field measurements have been made in the ionosphere over an active thunderstorm and an optical detector onboard the same rocket yielded an excellent time base for the study of waves radiated into space from the discharge. In addition to detection of intense, but generally well understood whistler mode waves, very unusual electric and magnetic field pulses preceded

  8. Gauge field optics with anisotropic media.

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    Liu, Fu; Li, Jensen

    2015-03-13

    By considering gauge transformations on the macroscopic Maxwell's equations, a two-dimensional gauge field, with its pseudomagnetic field in the real space, is identified as tilted anisotropy in the constitutive parameters. We show that the optical spin Hall effect with broadband response and one-way edge states become possible simply by using anisotropic media. The proposed gauge field also allows us to obtain unidirectional propagation for a particular pseudospin based on the Aharonov-Bohm effect. Our approach will be useful in spoof magneto-optics with arbitrary magnetic fields mimicked by metamaterials with subwavelength unit cells. It also serves as a generic way to design polarization-dependent devices. PMID:25815934

  9. Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance (ODMR) of Triplet States in Photosynthesis

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    Arnold J. Hoff

    The triplet state of aromatic molecules and of polyenes is a versatile probe of molecular structure and of the interactions\\u000a with the environment, through the zero-field splitting (ZFS) parameters and the sublevel decay rates. These tripletproperties\\u000a can be determined accurately with magnetic resonance. Optical detection of magnetic resonance (ODMR) is often advantageous\\u000a because it pairs the frequency resolution of magnetic

  10. Light storage in a magnetically-dressed optical lattice

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    Y. O. Dudin; R. Zhao; T. A. B. Kennedy; A. Kuzmich

    2010-04-21

    Differential Stark shift compensation for ground state $^{87}$Rb atoms trapped in an elliptically polarized optical lattice and "magic" magnetic field, was recently proposed and demonstrated experimentally by N. Lundblad {\\it et al.}, arXiv:0912.1528 and analyzed theoretically by A. Derevianko, arXiv:0912.3233. Here we demonstrate for the first time enhanced hyperfine coherence times using the magic field technique. We observe coherent light storage with a 0.32 s lifetime in an atomic Rb gas confined in a one dimensional optical lattice and magnetic field.

  11. The Magnetic Field in Tapia's Globule 2

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    Andersson, B.-G.; Carretti, Ettore; Bhat, Ramesh; Robishaw, Timothy; Crutcher, Richard; Vaillancourt, John

    2014-04-01

    We propose to measure the magnetic field in the Southern Coalsack using the Zeeman effect in OH at 1665 and 1667 MHz. This is motivated by (1) the measurement of a large magnetic field (B~90 uG) in the Coalsack region from optical and near infrared polarimetry and (2) a very low magnetic field (B~1 uG) measured ~30' from the cloud edge using pulsar Faraday rotation measurements. While the derived field strength in the cloud is significantly larger than usually seen in the interstellar medium, the existence of an X-ray emitting envelope around the cloud that contains significant amounts of O VI ions puts the magnetic pressure at approximate equipartition with the thermal pressure of such gas. A chain of observational results indicate that the Coalsack might be a unique, nearby example of externally triggered star formation. This chain starts with the passage of the Upper Centaurus-Lupus super bubble over the cloud, eventually causing triggered star formation. Probing the high magnetic field strength and providing accurate constraints for the interpretation of the observations of the cloud is therefore of great importance for testing this hypothesis.

  12. Investigating Magnetic Force Fields

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    Daryl ("Tish") Monjeau, Bancroft Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN

    2012-03-18

    In this classroom activity, the students will investigate the magnetic pull of a bar magnet at varying distances with the use of paper clips. Students will hypothesize, conduct the experiment, collect the data, and draw conclusions that support their data. Each student will record the experiment and their findings in their science journals. As a class, students will compare each groups' data and their interpretation of the results.

  13. Magnetic field properties of the ISABELLE Project superconducting dipole magnets

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    Kirk, H.G.; Engelmann, R.; Herrera, J.; Jaeger, K.; Robins, K.; Willen, E.

    1981-01-01

    A series of prototype superconducting dipole magnets have been constructed and tested as part of the ISABELLE Project research and development program. Results of magnetic field measurements are presented with emphasis placed on the DC and AC components of the main field. Magnetization and the effects of the magnetic fields at the ends of the magnet are displayed.

  14. First Computation of Parasitic Fields in LHC Dipole Magnet Interconnects

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    Devred, Arnaud; Boncompagni, Yann; Ferapontov, V; Koutchouk, Jean-Pierre; Russenschuck, Stephan; Sahner, T; Völlinger, C

    2006-01-01

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), now under construction at CERN, will rely on about 1600 main superconducting dipole and quadrupole magnets and over 7400 superconducting corrector magnets distributed around the eight sectors of the machine. Each magnet type is powered by dedicated superconducting busbars running along the sectors and mounted on the iron yokes of the main dipole and quadruple magnets. In the numerous magnet interconnects, the busbars are not magnetically shielded from the beam pipes and produce parasitic fields that can affect beam optics. We review the 3-D models that have been developed with ROXIE to compute the parasitic fields and we discuss their potential impacts on machine performance.

  15. Measuring Earth's Magnetic Field Simply.

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    Stewart, Gay B.

    2000-01-01

    Describes a method for measuring the earth's magnetic field using an empty toilet paper tube, copper wire, clear tape, a battery, a linear variable resistor, a small compass, cardboard, a protractor, and an ammeter. (WRM)

  16. Optical and transport studies of magnetic semiconductors

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    Shen, Shaoping

    In this thesis, various studies of magneto-transport and magneto-optical effects in III-V and II-V magnetic semiconductors are presented. The magneo-transport study involved the investigation of the anomalous Hall effect (AHE) in (Ga,Mn)As epilayers with low Mn concentration, grown in ultra-high vacuum molecular beam epitaxy (UHV MBE) chamber. Experiments were carried out in National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) on a series of samples with same Mn concentrations (x = 1.4%) but with various Be co-doping levels. We observed a sublinear relationship between the transverse resistivity rhoxy and the longitudinal resistivity rhoxx with a scaling factor n = 0.5, which has not been predicted theoretically. We also investigated the magneto-optical and magnetic properties of two quaternary diluted magnetic semiconductor (DMS) alloys, Cd1- x-yMnxCryTe and Cd1-x-yMnxCo yTe grown by the vertical Bridgman method, with a fixed Mn concentration x ˜ 0.37 and, respectively, with concentrations of Cr in the range 0 < y < 0.07 and Co in the range 0 < y < 0.009. The introduction of Cr and Co leads to very different behaviors, including the occurrence of ferromagnetic order in the case of Cd1-x-yMn xCryTe and several interesting optical transitions for Cd1-x-yMn xCoyTe. We discuss the possible origins of these observed behaviors. Last, we focused on DMS based nano-structures. Magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) studies have been carried out on a series of 1.4 nm thick CdSe:Mn nano-ribbons synthesized via colloidal chemical route. MCD spectra have been used for investigating the Zeeman splitting in these one-dimensional (1D) quantum confined diluted magnetic semiconductor nanostructures. In all samples, a strong MCD signal was found at about 2.9 eV due to a large Zeeman splitting of the exciton confined in the nano-ribbon. The Zeeman splitting is a result of strong sp-d exchange interaction between the electronic holes of the nano-ribbons and localized magnetic moment of Mn2+ ions. Our results suggest that the sign of the s-d exchange parameter alpha in these nanoribbons is inverted with respect to CdMnSe bulk value due to the admixture of the valence band wave functions to the conduction band ones.

  17. Magnetically driven microconvective instability of optically induced concentration grating in ferrofluids

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    Dmitry Zablotsky; Elmars Blums

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we consider a concentration grating of magnetic nanoparticles optically induced by thermodiffusion in a layer of ferrofluid in the presence of the external homogeneous magnetic field. The applied field is directed along the concentration gradient and leads to the appearance of the internal nonhomogeneous demagnetizing fields. When the system reaches equilibrium, the optical pumping is switched off,

  18. Optically Detected Scanned Probe Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Wolfe, Christopher; Bhallamudi, Vidya; Wang, Hailong; Du, Chunhui; Manuilov, Sergei; Adur, Rohan; Yang, Fengyuan; Hammel, P. Chris

    2014-03-01

    Magnetic resonance is a powerful tool for studying magnetic properties and dynamics of spin systems. Scanned magnetic probes can induce spatially localized resonance due to the strong magnetic field and gradient near the magnetic tip., Nitrogen vacancy centers (NV) in diamond provide a sensitive means of measuring magnetic fields at the nanoscale. We report preliminary results towards using the high sensitivity of NV detection with a scanned magnetic probe to study local magnetic phenomena. This work is supported by the Center for Emergent Materials at The Ohio State University, a NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (DMR-0820414).

  19. Magnetic-field sensors based on iron garnets with in-plane magnetization

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    Holthaus, C.; Nistor, I.; Mayergoyz, I. D.; Krafft, C.

    2006-04-01

    A magnetic-field sensor is proposed that uses thin garnet films with in-plane magnetization and strong magneto-optical activity. The advantages of this sensor are its high intrinsic sensitivity and the possibility of tailoring the field range for linear response. Measurements at 80 Hz yield noise-equivalent magnetic fields of 1.5 ?T/Hz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 68 dB.

  20. The magnetic field of Mercury

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    Ness, N. F.

    1977-01-01

    The Mariner 10 spacecraft encountered Mercury three times in 1974-1975. The first and third encounters provided detailed observations of a well-developed detached bow shock wave which results from the interaction of the solar wind. The planet possesses a global magnetic field and a modest magnetosphere, which deflects the solar wind. The field is approximately dipolar, with orientation in the same sense as earth, tilted 12 deg from the rotation axis. The magnetic moment corresponds to an undistorted equatorial field intensity of 350 gammas, approximately 1% of earth's. The field, while unequivocally intrinsic to the planet, may be due to remanent magnetization acquired from an extinct dynamo or a primordial magnetic field or due to a presently active dynamo. The latter possibility appears more plausible at present. In any case, the existence of the magnetic field provides very strong evidence of a mature differentiated planetary interior with a large core (core radius about 0.7 Mercury radius) and a record of the history of planetary formation in the magnetization of the crustal rocks.

  1. Long time echo STIR sequence magnetic resonance imaging of optic nerves in optic neuritis

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    A. Tartaro; M. Onofrj; C. Delli Pizzi; L. Bonomo; A. Thomas; T. Fulgente; D. Gambi

    1996-01-01

    Magnetic resonance images of optic nerves were obtained in 20 patients with acute optic neuritis (ON), and assessed by means of clinical, visual field and visual evoked potential evaluations; the imaging was repeated 1 year later. The results of the conventional Short Tau Inversion Recovery (STIR) sequence obtained using short time echo (STE-STIR: 22 msec) were compared with those of

  2. Primordial Magnetic Fields and Causality

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    Ruth Durrer; Chiara Caprini

    2003-10-29

    We discuss the implications of causality on a primordial magnetic field. We show that the residual field on large scales is much more suppressed than usually assumed and that a helical component is even more reduced. Due to this strong suppression, even maximal primordial fields generated at the electroweak phase transition can just marginally seed the fields in clusters, but they cannot leave any detectable imprint on the cosmic microwave background.

  3. Magnetic field induced dynamical chaos

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    Ray, Somrita; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra, E-mail: bidhanchandra.bag@visva-bharati.ac.in [Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235 (India)

    2013-12-15

    In this article, we have studied the dynamics of a particle having charge in the presence of a magnetic field. The motion of the particle is confined in the x–y plane under a two dimensional nonlinear potential. We have shown that constant magnetic field induced dynamical chaos is possible even for a force which is derived from a simple potential. For a given strength of the magnetic field, initial position, and velocity of the particle, the dynamics may be regular, but it may become chaotic when the field is time dependent. Chaotic dynamics is very often if the field is time dependent. Origin of chaos has been explored using the Hamiltonian function of the dynamics in terms of action and angle variables. Applicability of the present study has been discussed with a few examples.

  4. Optical magnetic resonance imaging with an ultra-narrow optical transition

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    Kato, S.; Shibata, K.; Yamamoto, R.; Yoshikawa, Y.; Takahashi, Y.

    2012-07-01

    We demonstrate optical magnetic resonance imaging (OMRI) of a Bose-Einstein condensate of ytterbium atoms trapped in a one-dimensional (1D) optical lattice using an ultra-narrow optical transition 1S0?3P2 ( m=-2). We developed a vacuum chamber equipped with a thin glass cell, which provides high optical access and allows a compact design of magnetic coils. A line shape of a measured spectrum of the OMRI is well described by a spatial distribution of the atoms in a 1D optical lattice with the Thomas-Fermi approximation and an applied magnetic field gradient. The observed spectrum exhibits a periodic structure corresponding to the optical lattice periodicity.

  5. Damping of cosmic magnetic fields

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    Jedamzik, K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Katalinic, V.; Olinto, A.V. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    1998-03-01

    We examine the evolution of magnetic fields in an expanding fluid composed of matter and radiation with particular interest in the evolution of cosmic magnetic fields. We derive the propagation velocities and damping rates for relativistic and non-relativistic fast and slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves in the presence of viscous and heat conducting processes. The analysis covers all magnetohydrodynamics modes in the radiation diffusion and the free-streaming regimes. When our results are applied to the evolution of magnetic fields in the early universe, we find that cosmic magnetic fields are damped from prior to the epoch of neutrino decoupling up to recombination. Similar to the case of sound waves propagating in a demagnetized plasma, fast magnetosonic waves are damped by radiation diffusion on all scales smaller than the radiation diffusion length. The characteristic damping scales are the horizon scale at neutrino decoupling (M{sub {nu}}{approx}10{sup {minus}4}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons) and the Silk mass at recombination (M{sub {gamma}}{approx}10{sup 13}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons). In contrast, the oscillations of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves get overdamped in the radiation diffusion regime, resulting in frozen-in magnetic field perturbations. Further damping of these perturbations is possible only if before recombination the wave enters a regime in which radiation free-streams on the scale of the perturbation. The maximum damping scale of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n modes is always smaller than or equal to the damping scale of fast magnetosonic waves, and depends on the magnetic field strength and its direction relative to the wave vector. Our findings have multifold implications for cosmology. The dissipation of magnetic field energy into heat during the epoch of neutrino decoupling ensures that most magnetic field configurations generated in the very early universe satisfy big bang nucleosynthesis constraints. Further dissipation before recombination constrains models in which primordial magnetic fields give rise to galactic magnetic fields or density perturbations. Finally, the survival of Alfv{acute e}n and slow magnetosonic modes on scales well below the Silk mass may be of significance for the formation of structure on small scales. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  6. Development of optical field emitter arrays

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    Yang, Yujia, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Optical field emitters are electron emission sources actuated by incident light. Optically actuated field emitters may produce ultrafast pulses of electrons when excited by ultrafast optical pulses, thus making them of ...

  7. Optical lattice polarization effects on magnetically induced optical atomic clock transitions

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    Taichenachev, A. V.; Yudin, V. I.; Oates, C. W. [Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation) and Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk 630090 (Russian Federation); National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)

    2007-08-15

    We derive the frequency shift for a forbidden optical transition J=0{yields}J{sup '}=0 caused by the simultaneous actions of an elliptically polarized lattice field and a static magnetic field. We find that a simple configuration of lattice and magnetic fields leads to a cancellation of this shift to first order in lattice intensity and magnetic field. In this geometry, the second-order lattice intensity shift can be minimized as well by use of optimal lattice polarization. Suppression of these shifts could considerably enhance the performance of the next generation of atomic clocks.

  8. Safety concerns related to magnetic field exposure

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    Amanda K. Andriola Silva; Érica L. Silva; E. Sócrates T. Egito; Artur S. Carriço

    2006-01-01

    The recent development of superconducting magnets has resulted in a huge increase in human exposure to very large static magnetic fields of up to several teslas (T). Considering the rapid advances in applications and the great increases in the strength of magnetic fields used, especially in magnetic resonance imaging, safety concerns about magnetic field exposure have become a key issue.

  9. Studying the magnetic fields of cool stars

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    Lynch, Christene Rene

    Magnetic fields are prevalent in a wide variety of low mass stellar systems and play an important role in their evolution. Yet the process through which these fields are generated is not well understood. To understand how such systems can generate strong field structures characterization of these fields is required. Radio emission traces the fields directly and the properties of this emission can be modeled leading to constraints on the field geometry and magnetic parameters. The new Karl Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) provides highly sensitive radio observations. My thesis involves combining VLA observations with the development of magnetospheric emission models in order to characterize the magnetic fields in two fully convective cool star systems: (1) Young Stellar Objects (YSOs); (2) Ultracool dwarf stars. I conducted multi epoch observations of DG Tau, a YSO with a highly active, collimated outflow. The radio emission observed from this source was found to be optically thick thermal emission with no indication of the magnetic activity observed in X-rays. I determined that the outflow is highly collimated very close to the central source, in agreement with jet launching models. Additionally, I constrained the mass loss of the ionized component of the jet and found that close to the central source the majority of mass is lost through this component. Using lower angular resolution observations, I detected shock formations in the extended jet of DG Tau and modeled their evolution with time. Taking full advantage of the upgraded bandwidth on the VLA, I made wideband observations of two UCDs, TVLM513-46 and 2M 0746+20. Combining these observations with previously published and archival VLA observations I was able to fully characterize the spectral and temporal properties of the radio emission. I found that the emission is dominated by a mildly polarized, non-thermal quiescent component with periodic strongly polarized flare emission. The spectral energy distribution and polarization of the quiescent emission is well modeled using gyrosynchrotron emission with a mean field B ˜100 G, mildly relativistic power-law electrons with a density ne ˜ 105-6 cm-3, and source size of R ˜ 2R*. We were able to model the pulsed emission by coherent electron cyclotron radiation from a small number of isolated loops of high magnetic field (2-3 kG) with scale heights˜1.2-2.7 stellar radii. The loops are well-separated in magnetic longitude, and are not part of a single dipolar magnetosphere. The overall magnetic configuration of both stars appears to confirm recent suggestions that radio over-luminous UCD's have `weak field' non-axisymmetric topologies, but with isolated regions of high magnetic field.

  10. Electric and magnetic field exposure

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    S. S. Sussman

    1988-01-01

    The possible health hazards of low-level, power line frequency (50\\/60 Hz) electric and magnetic fields are considered. The historical background to this concern is briefly discussed. The types of studies being carried out and the results so far are summarized. It is concluded that while the scientific evidence on field effects is inconclusive, inferences of health effects justify further evaluation

  11. Fabrication and test of an optical magnetic mirror

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    Hagopian, John G.; Roman, Patrick A.; Shiri, Shahram; Wollack, Edward J.; Roy, Madhumita

    2011-10-01

    Traditional mirrors at optical wavelengths use thin metalized or dielectric layers of uniform thickness to approximate a perfect electric field boundary condition. The electron gas in such a mirror configuration oscillates in response to the incident photons and subsequently re-emit fields where the propagation and electric field vectors have been inverted and the phase of the incident magnetic field is preserved. We proposed fabrication of sub-wavelength-scale conductive structures that could be used to interact with light at a nano-scale and enable synthesis of the desired perfect magneticfield boundary condition. In a magnetic mirror, the interaction of light with the nanowires, dielectric layer and ground plate, inverts the magnetic field vector resulting in a 0 degree phase shift upon reflection. Geometries such as split ring resonators and sinusoidal conductive strips were shown to demonstrate magnetic mirror behavior in the microwave [1] and then in the visible [2]. Work to design, fabricate and test a magnetic mirror began in 2007 at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) under an Internal Research and Development (IRAD) award. Our initial nanowire geometry was sinusoidal but orthogonally asymmetric in spatial frequency, which allowed clear indications of its behavior by polarization. We report on the fabrication steps and testing of magnetic mirrors using a phase shifting interferometer and the first far-field imaging of an optical magnetic mirror.

  12. Magnetic fields and coronal heating

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    Golub, L.; Maxson, C.; Rosner, R.; Vaiana, G. S.; Serio, S.

    1980-01-01

    General considerations concerning the scaling properties of magnetic-field-related coronal heating mechanisms are used to build a two-parameter model for the heating of closed coronal regions. The model predicts the way in which coronal temperature and electron density are related to photospheric magnetic field strength and the size of the region, using the additional constraint provided by the scaling law of Rosner, Tucker, and Vaiana. The model duplicates the observed scaling of total thermal energy content with total longitudinal flux; it also predicts a relation between the coronal energy density (or pressure) and the longitudinal field strength modified by the region scale size.

  13. June 1, 2001 / Vol. 26, No. 11 / OPTICS LETTERS 849 Origin of magnetic field enhancement in the generation of

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    Heinz, Tony F.

    . The effect arises primarily from the increased radiation efficiency of transient currents f lowing by an ultrashort laser pulse provides a convenient source of coherent electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz enhanced by an external B field. The critical fac- tor is the radiation efficiency for current transients

  14. Magnetic fields in neutron stars

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    Viganò, Daniele

    2013-09-01

    This work aims at studying how magnetic fields affect the observational properties and the long-term evolution of isolated neutron stars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe. The extreme physical conditions met inside these astronomical sources complicate their theoretical study, but, thanks to the increasing wealth of radio and X-ray data, great advances have been made over the last years. A neutron star is surrounded by magnetized plasma, the so-called magnetosphere. Modeling its global configuration is important to understand the observational properties of the most magnetized neutron stars, magnetars. On the other hand, magnetic fields in the interior are thought to evolve on long time-scales, from thousands to millions of years. The magnetic evolution is coupled to the thermal one, which has been the subject of study in the last decades. An important part of this thesis presents the state-of-the-art of the magneto-thermal evolution models of neutron stars during the first million of years, studied by means of detailed simulations. The numerical code here described is the first one to consistently consider the coupling of magnetic field and temperature, with the inclusion of both the Ohmic dissipation and the Hall drift in the crust.

  15. Detecting of photons in optical fields of complicated spatial structure

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    V. V. Klimov; D. Bloch; M. Ducloy; J. R. Rios Leite

    2008-05-12

    We show that a photon detector, sensitive to the gradients of electromagnetic fields, or to magnetic fields, should be a useful tool to characterize the quantum properties of spatially-dependent optical fields. We discuss the excitation of an atom on a magnetic dipole or electric quadrupole transitions with the spiral photons of a Laguerre-Gauss (LG) or Bessel beams. We show that these beams are not true hollow beams, due to the presence of magnetic fields and gradients of electric fields on beam axis. This approach paves the way to an analysis at the quantum level of the spatial structure and angular momentum properties of singular light beams.

  16. MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS FOR FAST-CHANGING MAGNETIC FIELDS.

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    JAIN, A.; ESCALLIER, J.; GANETIS, G.; LOUIE, W.; MARONE, A.; THOMAS. R.; WANDERER, P.

    2004-10-03

    Several recent applications for fast ramped magnets have been found that require rapid measurement of the field quality during the ramp. (In one instance, accelerator dipoles will be ramped at 1 T/sec, with measurements needed to the accuracy typically required for accelerators.) We have built and tested a new type of magnetic field measuring system to meet this need. The system consists of 16 stationary pickup windings mounted on a cylinder. The signals induced in the windings in a changing magnetic field are sampled and analyzed to obtain the field harmonics. To minimize costs, printed circuit boards were used for the pickup windings and a combination of amplifiers and ADPs used for the voltage readout system. New software was developed for the analysis. Magnetic field measurements of a model dipole developed for the SIS200 accelerator at GSI are presented. The measurements are needed to insure that eddy currents induced by the fast ramps do not impact the field quality needed for successful accelerator operation.

  17. Revealing the Exciton Fine Structure of PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Using Optical Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields

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    R. D. Schaller; S. A. Crooker; D. A. Bussian; J. M. Pietryga; J. Joo; V. I. Klimov

    2010-01-01

    We measure the photoluminescence (PL) lifetime, $\\\\tau$, of excitons in\\u000acolloidal PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) at low temperatures to 270~mK and in high\\u000amagnetic fields to 15~T. For all NCs (1.3-2.3~nm radii), $\\\\tau$ increases\\u000asharply below 10~K but saturates by 500~mK. In contrast to the usual picture of\\u000awell-separated ``bright\\

  18. New Magnetic Susceptibility and Magnetic Field Tools for Wireline Logging

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    Williams, T.; Evans, H.; Robinson, S.; Goldberg, D.; Tool Design Team

    2008-12-01

    Two new tools are being developed to provide downhole magnetic measurements for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and other scientific drilling programs. The Magnetic Susceptibility Sonde (MSS) is built and has been run successfully in land boreholes, and the Multi-sensor Magnetometer Module (MMM) is at the design stage. Magnetic susceptibility is one of the best measurements for investigating stratigraphic changes in marine sediments, because the measurement is quick, repeatable, and non-destructive, and because different lithologies often have strongly contrasting susceptibilities. The MSS includes a Bartington sensor with a 12-cm vertical resolution, sufficient to resolve thin beds and track astronomical cyclicity for paleoceanographic studies, together with a deep-reading sensor that is minimally affected by tool standoff from the borehole wall. These downhole susceptibility measurements will complement the susceptibility measured on core and be invaluable for core-log integration. We have proposed to build a new magnetometer tool, the MMM, to measure the magnetic field in the borehole, from which we can calculate the magnetization and polarity of the rocks surrounding the borehole. The combination of a three-axis fluxgate magnetometer, an accurate Overhauser effect total-field magnetometer, and optical gyroscope orientation in a single tool will provide the capability to measure a wide range of rock types, from highly magnetic basalts to more weakly magnetized unlithified sediments. The magnetization of the igneous ocean crust is a fundamental subject in marine geophysics, and downhole measurements offer the advantages of oriented paleomagnetic data and continuous coverage in these difficult-to-recover rocks. The tool will also be able to provide downhole magnetostratigraphy in marine sediment sequences, as demonstrated with the previous generation of IODP downhole magnetometer (a commercial tool, no longer available). Both these new tools will run in-line with the standard Schlumberger tools used in IODP, a major advance in integration over previous third-party tools that will save operational time.

  19. Magnetic fields of HgMn stars?

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    Hubrig, S.; González, J. F.; Ilyin, I.; Korhonen, H.; Schöller, M.; Savanov, I.; Arlt, R.; Castelli, F.; Lo Curto, G.; Briquet, M.; Dall, T. H.

    2012-11-01

    Context. The frequent presence of weak magnetic fields on the surface of spotted late-B stars with HgMn peculiarity in binary systems has been controversial during the two last decades. Recent studies of magnetic fields in these stars using the least-squares deconvolution (LSD) technique have failed to detect magnetic fields, indicating an upper limit on the longitudinal field between 8 and 15 G. In these LSD studies, assumptions were made that all spectral lines are identical in shape and can be described by a scaled mean profile. Aims: We re-analyse the available spectropolarimetric material by applying the moment technique on spectral lines of inhomogeneously distributed elements separately. Furthermore, we present new determinations of the mean longitudinal magnetic field for the HgMn star HD 65949 and the hotter analog of HgMn stars, the PGa star HD 19400, using FORS 2 installed at the VLT. We also give new measurements of the eclipsing system AR Aur with a primary star of HgMn peculiarity, which were obtained with the SOFIN spectropolarimeter installed at the Nordic Optical Telescope. Methods: We downloaded from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) archive the publically available HARPS spectra for eight HgMn stars and one normal and one superficially normal B-type star obtained in 2010. Out of this sample, three HgMn stars belong to spectroscopic double-lined systems. The application of the moment technique to the HARPS and SOFIN spectra allowed us to study the presence of the longitudinal magnetic field, the crossover effect, and quadratic magnetic fields. Results for the HgMn star HD 65949 and the PGa star HD 19400 are based on a linear regression analysis of low-resolution spectra obtained with FORS 2 in spectropolarimetric mode. Results: Our measurements of the magnetic field with the moment technique using spectral lines of several elements separately reveal the presence of a weak longitudinal magnetic field, a quadratic magnetic field, and the crossover effect on the surface of several HgMn stars as well as normal and superficially normal B-type stars. Furthermore, our analysis suggests the existence of intriguing correlations between the strength of the magnetic field, abundance anomalies, and binary properties. The results are discussed in the context of possible mechanisms responsible for the development of the element patches and complex magnetic fields on the surface of late B-type stars. Based on observations obtained at the European Southern Observatory (ESO programmes 076.D-0169(A), 076.D-0172(A), 084.D-0338(A), 085.D-0296(A), 085.D-0296(B), 087.D-0049(A), 088.D-0284(A)), SOFIN observations at the 2.56 m Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma, and observations obtained with the CORALIE Echelle Spectrograph on the 1.2 m Euler Swiss telescope on La Silla, Chile.Tables 2-7, 9, 10 are only available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

  20. Magnetic shielding by soft magnetic materials in alternating magnetic field

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    Yasuo Okazaki; Kiyoshi Ueno

    1992-01-01

    The magnetic shielding effect of an alternating field up to 20 kHz was examined in 3% Si steel sheets and amorphous ribbons. Not only the permeability but also the domain configuration was found to affect the shielding effects. The annealed Fe-based amorphous shield without field showed exceedingly high shielding effectiveness for higher frequencies.

  1. Theorem on magnet fringe field

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    Jie Wei; R. Talman

    1995-01-01

    Transverse particle motion in particle accelerators is governed almost totally by non-solenoidal magnets for which the body magnetic field can be expressed as a series expansion of the normal (b{sub n}) and skew (a{sub n}) multipoles, B{sub y} + iBâ = â(b{sub n} + ia{sub n})(x + iy)ⁿ, where x, y, and z denote horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal (along the

  2. Optical protein detection based on magnetic clusters rotation.

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    Ramiandrisoa, Donatien; Brient-Litzler, Elodie; Daynes, Aurélien; Compain, Eric; Bibette, Jérôme; Baudry, Jean

    2015-09-25

    In this paper we present a simple method to quantify aggregates of 200nm magnetic particles. This method relies on the optical and magnetic anisotropy of particle aggregates, whereas dispersed particles are optically isotropic. We orientate aggregates by applying short pulses of a magnetic field, and we measure optical density variation directly linked to this reorientation. By computing the scattering efficiency of doublets and singlets, we demonstrate the absolute quantification of a few % of doublets in a well dispersed suspension. More generally, these optical variations are related to the aggregation state of the sample. This method can be easily applied to an agglutination assay, where target proteins induce aggregation of colloidal particles. By observing only aligned clusters, we increase sensitivity and we reduce the background noise as compared to a classical agglutination assay: we obtain a detection limit on the C-reactive protein of less than 3pM for a total assay time of 10min. PMID:25849116

  3. Plasmon nanoparticle superlattices as optical-frequency magnetic metamaterials.

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    Alaeian, Hadiseh; Dionne, Jennifer A

    2012-07-01

    Nanocrystal superlattices have emerged as a new platform for bottom-up metamaterial design, but their optical properties are largely unknown. Here, we investigate their emergent optical properties using a generalized semi-analytic, full-field solver based on rigorous coupled wave analysis. Attention is given to superlattices composed of noble metal and dielectric nanoparticles in unary and binary arrays. By varying the nanoparticle size, shape, separation, and lattice geometry, we demonstrate the broad tunability of superlattice optical properties. Superlattices composed of spherical or octahedral nanoparticles in cubic and AB(2) arrays exhibit magnetic permeabilities tunable between 0.2 and 1.7, despite having non-magnetic constituents. The retrieved optical parameters are nearly polarization and angle-independent over a broad range of incident angles. Accordingly, nanocrystal superlattices behave as isotropic bulk metamaterials. Their tunable permittivities, permeabilities, and emergent magnetism may enable new, bottom-up metamaterials and negative index materials at visible frequencies. PMID:22772268

  4. Cylindrical isentropic compression by ultrahigh magnetic field

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    Gu, Zhuowei; Luo, Hao; Zhang, Hengdi; Zhao, Shichao; Tang, Xiaosong; Tong, Yanjin; Song, Zhenfei; Tan, Fuli; Zhao, Jianheng; Sun, Chengwei

    2014-05-01

    The cylindrical isentropic compression by ultrahigh magnetic field (MC-1) is a kind of unique high energy density technique. It has characters like ultrahigh pressure and low temperature rising, and would have widely used in areas like high pressure physics, new material synthesis and ultrahigh magnetic field physics. The Institute of Fluid Physics, Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics (IFP, CAEP) has begun the experiment since 2011 and a primary experimental device had been set-up. In the experiments, a seed magnetic field of 5 Tesla were set-up first and compressed by a stainless steel liner which is driven by high explosive initiated synchronously. The internal diameter of the liner is 97 mm, and its thickness is 1.5 mm. The movement of liner was recorded optically and a typical turnaround phenomenon was observed. From the photography results the liner was compressed smoothly and evenly and its average velocity was about 5-6 km/s. In the experiment a axial magnetic field of over 1400 Tesla has been recorded. The MC-1 process was numerical simulated by 1D MHD code MC11D and the simulations are in accord with the experiments.

  5. Optics of magnetic photonic crystals with mu-negative materials

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    Kumar, N.; Thapa, K. B.; Janma, Ram; Pandey, G. N.; Reena

    2013-06-01

    In this paper, we have made an analysis of the optics of magnetic photonic crystals having mu-negative materials. We consider the magnetic photonic crystal with different values of the magnetic permeability of the materials (PIM). Such materials will be affected by the applied magnetic field and can also exhibit the properties of superconducting materials. We infer that PhC with MNM and PIM materials can be used as tunable devices by choosing proper thickness, damping factor, and mu-value of the PIM.

  6. Observations of Mercury's magnetic field

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    Ness, N. F.; Behannon, K. W.; Lepping, R. P.; Whang, Y. C.

    1975-01-01

    Magnetic field data obtained by Mariner 10 during the third and final encounter with the planet Mercury on 16 March 1975 were studied. A well developed bow shock and modest magnetosphere, previously observed at first encounter on 29 March 1974, were again observed. In addition, a much stronger magnetic field near closest approach, 400 gamma versus 98 gamma, was observed at an altitude of 327 km and approximately 70 deg north Mercurian latitude. Spherical harmonic analysis of the data provide an estimate of the centered planetary magnetic dipole of 4.7 x 10 to the 22nd power Gauss/cu cm with the axis tilted 12 deg to the rotation axis and in the same sense as Earth's. The interplanetary field was sufficiently different between first and third encounters that in addition to the very large field magnitude observed, it argues strongly against a complex induction process generating the observed planetary field. While a possibility exists that Mercury possesses a remanent field due to magnetization early in its formation, a present day active dynamo seems to be a more likely candidate for its origin.

  7. Tunneling in a magnetic field

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    Ivlev, B. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and NanoCenter, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208 (United States) and Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi 78000 Mexico

    2006-05-15

    Quantum tunneling across a static potential barrier in a static magnetic field is very sensitive to an analytical form of the potential barrier. Depending on that, the oscillatory structure of the modulus of the wave function can be formed in the direction of tunneling. Due to an underbarrier interference, the probability of tunneling through a higher barrier can be larger than through a lower one. For some barriers the quantum interference of underbarrier cyclotron paths results in a strong enhancement of tunneling. This occurs in the vicinity of the certain magnetic field and is referred to as Euclidean resonance. This strongly contrasts to the Wentzel, Kramers, and Brillouin type tunneling which occurs with no magnetic field.

  8. Protogalactic evolution and magnetic fields

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    Harald Lesch; Masashi Chiba

    1994-11-17

    We show that the relatively strong magnetic fields ($\\ge 1 \\mu$G) in high redshift objects can be explained by the combined action of an evolving protogalactic fluctuation and electrodynamic processes providing the magnetic seed fields. Three different seed field mechanisms are reviewed and incorporated into a spherical "top-hat" model and tidal torque theory for the fate of a forming galaxy in an expanding universe. Very weak fields $10^{-19} \\sim 10^{-23}$G created in an expanding over-dense region are strongly enhanced due to the dissipative disk formation by a factor $\\sim 10^4$, and subsequently amplified by strong non-axisymmetric flow by a factor $\\sim 10^{6-10}$, depending on the cosmological parameters and the epoch of galaxy formation. The resulting field strength at $z \\sim 0.395$ can be of the order of a few $\\mu$G and be close to this value at $z \\sim 2$.

  9. Long-Distance Transfer and Routing of Static Magnetic Fields

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    Carles Navau; Jordi Prat-Camps; Oriol Romero-Isart; J. Ignacio Cirac; Alvaro Sanchez

    2014-09-02

    We show how the static magnetic field of a finite source can be transferred and routed to arbitrary long distances. This is achieved by using transformation optics, which results in a device made of a material with a highly anisotropic magnetic permeability. We show that a simplified version of the device, made by a superconducting-ferromagnet hybrid, also leads to an excellent transfer of the magnetic field. The latter is demonstrated with a proof-of-principle experiment where a ferromagnet tube coated with a superconductor improves the transfer of static magnetic fields with respect to conventional methods by a 400\\% factor over distances of 14cm.

  10. Enhancing the magnetic field intensity with a dielectric gap antenna

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    Boudarham, Guillaume; Abdeddaim, Redha; Bonod, Nicolas

    2014-01-01

    We measure strong magnetic field intensities in a subwavelength gap separating two dielectric resonators. This dimer magnetic antenna is characterized in the GHz spectral regime when considering three conditions of illumination. We detail the different magneto-electric couplings involved in the enhancement of the near magnetic field and derive the analytical expressions of the magnetic field intensities. The results reported here in the GHz domain can be extended to other spectral domains, since they are obtained with a dielectric permittivity of 16 that can be observed in a very broad spectrum ranging from optics to radio-frequencies.

  11. Magnetic Forces and Field Line Density

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    2012-08-03

    This is an activity about depicting the relative strength of magnetic fields using field line density. Learners will use the magnetic field line drawing of six magnetic poles created in a previous activity and identify the areas of strong, weak, and medium magnetic intensity using the density of magnetic field lines. This is the fifth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website. How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II in the Magnetic Math booklet must be completed prior to this activity.

  12. Simulations of magnetic fields in filaments

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    M. Bruggen; M. Ruszkowski; A. Simionescu; M. Hoeft; C. Dalla Vecchia

    2005-08-10

    The intergalactic magnetic field within filaments should be less polluted by magnetised outflows from active galaxies than magnetic fields in clusters. Therefore, filaments may be a better laboratory to study magnetic field amplification by structure formation than galaxy clusters which typically host many more active galaxies. We present highly resolved cosmological AMR simulations of magnetic fields in the cosmos and make predictions about the evolution and structure of magnetic fields in filaments. Comparing our results to observational evidence for magnetic fields in filaments suggests that amplification of seed fields by gravitational collapse is not sufficient to produce IGM fields. Finally, implications for cosmic ray transport are discussed.

  13. Magnetic resonance imaging with an optical atomic magnetometer.

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    Xu, Shoujun; Yashchuk, Valeriy V; Donaldson, Marcus H; Rochester, Simon M; Budker, Dmitry; Pines, Alexander

    2006-08-22

    We report an approach for the detection of magnetic resonance imaging without superconducting magnets and cryogenics: optical atomic magnetometry. This technique possesses a high sensitivity independent of the strength of the static magnetic field, extending the applicability of magnetic resonance imaging to low magnetic fields and eliminating imaging artifacts associated with high fields. By coupling with a remote-detection scheme, thereby improving the filling factor of the sample, we obtained time-resolved flow images of water with a temporal resolution of 0.1 s and spatial resolutions of 1.6 mm perpendicular to the flow and 4.5 mm along the flow. Potentially inexpensive, compact, and mobile, our technique provides a viable alternative for MRI detection with substantially enhanced sensitivity and time resolution for various situations where traditional MRI is not optimal. PMID:16885210

  14. Magnetic resonance imaging with an optical atomic magnetometer

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    Xu, Shoujun; Yashchuk, Valeriy V.; Donaldson, Marcus H.; Rochester, Simon M.; Budker, Dmitry; Pines, Alexander

    2006-01-01

    We report an approach for the detection of magnetic resonance imaging without superconducting magnets and cryogenics: optical atomic magnetometry. This technique possesses a high sensitivity independent of the strength of the static magnetic field, extending the applicability of magnetic resonance imaging to low magnetic fields and eliminating imaging artifacts associated with high fields. By coupling with a remote-detection scheme, thereby improving the filling factor of the sample, we obtained time-resolved flow images of water with a temporal resolution of 0.1 s and spatial resolutions of 1.6 mm perpendicular to the flow and 4.5 mm along the flow. Potentially inexpensive, compact, and mobile, our technique provides a viable alternative for MRI detection with substantially enhanced sensitivity and time resolution for various situations where traditional MRI is not optimal. PMID:16885210

  15. Origin of primordial magnetic fields

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    Souza, Rafael S. de; Opher, Reuven [IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao 1226, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-900, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2008-02-15

    Magnetic fields of intensities similar to those in our galaxy are also observed in high redshift galaxies, where a mean field dynamo would not have had time to produce them. Therefore, a primordial origin is indicated. It has been suggested that magnetic fields were created at various primordial eras: during inflation, the electroweak phase transition, the quark-hadron phase transition (QHPT), during the formation of the first objects, and during reionization. We suggest here that the large-scale fields {approx}{mu}G, observed in galaxies at both high and low redshifts by Faraday rotation measurements (FRMs), have their origin in the electromagnetic fluctuations that naturally occurred in the dense hot plasma that existed just after the QHPT. We evolve the predicted fields to the present time. The size of the region containing a coherent magnetic field increased due to the fusion of smaller regions. Magnetic fields (MFs) {approx}10 {mu}G over a comoving {approx}1 pc region are predicted at redshift z{approx}10. These fields are orders of magnitude greater than those predicted in previous scenarios for creating primordial magnetic fields. Line-of-sight average MFs {approx}10{sup -2} {mu}G, valid for FRMs, are obtained over a 1 Mpc comoving region at the redshift z{approx}10. In the collapse to a galaxy (comoving size {approx}30 kpc) at z{approx}10, the fields are amplified to {approx}10 {mu}G. This indicates that the MFs created immediately after the QHPT (10{sup -4} s), predicted by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, could be the origin of the {approx}{mu}G fields observed by FRMs in galaxies at both high and low redshifts. Our predicted MFs are shown to be consistent with present observations. We discuss the possibility that the predicted MFs could cause non-negligible deflections of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays and help create the observed isotropic distribution of their incoming directions. We also discuss the importance of the volume average magnetic field predicted by our model in producing the first stars and in reionizing the Universe.

  16. Magnetic field tomography, helical magnetic fields and Faraday depolarization

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    Horellou, C.; Fletcher, A.

    2014-07-01

    Wide-band radio polarization observations offer the possibility to recover information about the magnetic fields in synchrotron sources, such as details of their three-dimensional configuration, that has previously been inaccessible. The key physical process involved is the Faraday rotation of the polarized emission in the source (and elsewhere along the wave's propagation path to the observer). In order to proceed, reliable methods are required for inverting the signals observed in wavelength space into useful data in Faraday space, with robust estimates of their uncertainty. In this paper, we examine how variations of the intrinsic angle of polarized emission ?0 with the Faraday depth ? within a source affect the observable quantities. Using simple models for the Faraday dispersion F(?) and ?0(?), along with the current and planned properties of the main radio interferometers, we demonstrate how degeneracies among the parameters describing the magneto-ionic medium can be minimized by combining observations in different wavebands. We also discuss how depolarization by Faraday dispersion due to a random component of the magnetic field attenuates the variations in the spectral energy distribution of the polarization and shifts its peak towards shorter wavelengths. This additional effect reduces the prospect of recovering the characteristics of the magnetic field helicity in magneto-ionic media dominated by the turbulent component of the magnetic field.

  17. Far-Field Optical Nanoscopy

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    Stefan Hell (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry; Department of NanoBiophotonics)

    2007-05-25

    This article discusses the physical concepts that have pushed fluorescenesce microscopy to the nanoscale, once the prerogative of electron and scanning probe microscopes. Initial applications indicate that emergent far-field optical nanoscopy will have a strong impact in the life sciences and in other areas benefiting from nanoscale visualization.

  18. Lanthanide doped nanoparticles as remote sensors for magnetic fields.

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    Chen, Ping; Zhang, Junpei; Xu, Beibei; Sang, Xiangwen; Chen, Weibo; Liu, Xiaofeng; Han, Junbo; Qiu, Jianrong

    2014-10-01

    We report the effect of magnetic fields (MFs) on emission Eu-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles. A notable shift in the position of emission bands and the suppressed emission intensity are observed with the MF. These magnetic-optical interactions are explained in terms of the Zeeman effect, enhanced cross-relaxation rate and change of site symmetry. PMID:25123099

  19. Absorption of a Hydrogenic Donor Quantum Dot with Magnetic Field

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    Jinsheng Huang; Jianhui Yuan

    2010-01-01

    An investigation of the optical properties of a hydrogenic donor in a disc-like parabolic quantum dot with magnetic field has been performed by using the matrix diagonalization method. The optical absorption coefficient between the ground (L = 0) and the first excited state (L = -1) have been examined based on the computed energies and wavefunctions. We found that the

  20. Reduced MHD in Nearly Potential Magnetic Fields

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    Strauss, Hank

    Reduced MHD in Nearly Potential Magnetic Fields H.R. Strauss Courant Institute of Mathematical that the magnetic field is close to a potential field. The potential field can have an arbitrary three dimensional of equations have essentially the same structure. The main time dependent variables are the magnetic field

  1. Bosonic Casimir effect in external magnetic field

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    Cougo-Pinto, M. V.; Farina, C.; Negrão, M. R.; Tort, A. C.

    1999-06-01

    We compute the influence of an external magnetic field on the Casimir energy of a massive charged scalar field confined between two parallel infinite plates. For this case the obtained result shows that the magnetic field inhibits the Casimir effect.

  2. Photospheric and coronal magnetic fields

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    Sheeley, N.R., Jr. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))

    1991-01-01

    Research on small-scale and large-scale photospheric and coronal magnetic fields during 1987-1990 is reviewed, focusing on observational studies. Particular attention is given to the new techniques, which include the correlation tracking of granules, the use of highly Zeeman-sensitive infrared spectral lines and multiple lines to deduce small-scale field strength, the application of long integration times coupled with good seeing conditions to study weak fields, and the use of high-resolution CCD detectors together with computer image-processing techniques to obtain images with unsurpassed spatial resolution. Synoptic observations of large-scale fields during the sunspot cycle are also discussed. 101 refs.

  3. How to Draw Magnetic Fields - I

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    2012-08-03

    This is an activity about depicting magnetic fields. Learners will observe two provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines for both orientations. This is the third activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

  4. EXPLORER 10 MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS

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    J. P. Heppner; N. F. Ness; C. S. Scearce; T. L. Skillman

    1963-01-01

    Magnetic field measurements made by means of Explorer 10 over geocentric ; distances of 1.8 to 42.6R\\/sub e\\/ on March 25experiment on the same satellite are ; referenced in interpretations. The close-in data are consistent with the ; existence of a very weak ring current below 3R\\/sub e\\/ along the trajectory, but ; alternative explanations for the field deviations are

  5. Intraband magneto-optical properties of magnetic quantum dots

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    Savi?, Ivana; Vukmirovi?, Nenad

    2007-12-01

    The intraband optical properties of quantum dots comprising one electron and up to two Mn ions, subjected to an axial magnetic field, have been investigated theoretically using the configuration-interaction method. We have shown that the electron-Mn and the Mn-Mn exchange interaction mechanisms induce splitting of the energy levels for zero magnetic field, and lead to ground-state transitions and anticrossing of the states for finite magnetic fields. This results in the presence of interesting effects in the intraband absorption spectrum, such as the appearance of new absorption lines and anticrossing features, absent in the single-particle spectrum. Our analysis predicts that both the electron Mn ion and the Mn-Mn exchange interactions may be probed by means of intraband magneto-optical spectroscopy.

  6. Transverse Magnetic Field Propellant Isolator

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    Foster, John E.

    2000-01-01

    An alternative high voltage isolator for electric propulsion and ground-based ion source applications has been designed and tested. This design employs a transverse magnetic field that increases the breakdown voltage. The design can greatly enhance the operating range of laboratory isolators used for high voltage applications.

  7. Levin and Ernst, DC Magnetic Field Effects on Development Applied DC Magnetic Fields Cause Alterations in the

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    Levin, Michael

    Levin and Ernst, DC Magnetic Field Effects on Development Applied DC Magnetic Fields Cause urchin, static magnetic field, gastrulation, development, mitotic cycle, teratogenic effects running title: static Magnetic Field Effects on Development #12;Levin and Ernst, DC Magnetic Field Effects

  8. Optical and magnetic manipulation of hybrid micro and nanoparticle sensors

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    Rodney Ray Agayan

    2008-01-01

    Microparticles and nanoparticles have been used in a wide variety of applications ranging from biomedical to optical and electronic technologies. The microscopic and mesoscopic size scale of single particles makes them ideal tools for probing the local environments of biological cells, sensing the viscous properties of fluids and surfaces on the microscale, and interacting with photonic and magnetic fields. But

  9. Separation of magnetic field lines

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    Boozer, Allen H. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)

    2012-11-15

    The field lines of magnetic fields that depend on three spatial coordinates are shown to have a fundamentally different behavior from those that depend on two coordinates. Unlike two-coordinate cases, a flux tube in a magnetic field that depends on all three spatial coordinates that has a circular cross section at one location along the tube characteristically has a highly distorted cross section at other locations. In an ideal evolution of a magnetic field, the current densities typically increase. Crudely stated, if the current densities increase by a factor {sigma}, the ratio of the long to the short distance across a cross section of a flux tube characteristically increases by e{sup 2{sigma}}, and the ratio of the longer distance to the initial radius increases as e{sup {sigma}}. Electron inertia prevents a plasma from isolating two magnetic field structures on a distance scale shorter than c/{omega}{sub pe}, which is about 10 cm in the solar corona, and reconnection must be triggered if {sigma} becomes sufficiently large. The radius of the sun, R{sub Circled-Dot-Operator }=7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 10}cm is about e{sup 23} times larger, so when {sigma} Greater-Than-Or-Equivalent-To 23, two lines separated by c/{omega}{sub pe} at one location can be separated by the full scale of any magnetic structures in the corona at another. The conditions for achieving a large exponentiation, {sigma}, are derived, and the importance of exponentiation is discussed.

  10. Magnetic fields in spiral galaxies

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    Krause, Marita

    2015-03-01

    The magnetic field structure in edge-on galaxies observed so far shows a plane-parallel magnetic field component in the disk of the galaxy and an X-shaped field in its halo. The plane-parallel field is thought to be the projected axisymmetric (ASS) disk field as observed in face-on galaxies. Some galaxies addionionally exhibit strong vertical magnetic fields in the halo right above and below the central region of the disk. The mean-field dynamo theory in the disk cannot explain these observed fields without the action of a wind, which also probably plays an important role to keep the vertical scale heights constant in galaxies of different Hubble types and star formation activities, as has been observed in the radio continuum: At ?6 cm the vertical scale heights of the thin disk and the thick disk/halo in a sample of five edge-on galaxies are similar with a mean value of 300 +/- 50 pc for the thin disk and 1.8 +/- 0.2 kpc for the thick disk (a table and references are given in Krause 2011) with our sample including the brightest halo observed so far, NGC 253, with strong star formation, as well as one of the weakest halos, NGC 4565, with weak star formation. If synchrotron emission is the dominant loss process of the relativistic electrons the outer shape of the radio emission should be dumbbell-like as has been observed in several edge-on galaxies like e.g. NGC 253 (Heesen et al. 2009) and NGC 4565. As the synchrotron lifetime t syn at a single frequency is proportional to the total magnetic field strength B t -1.5, a cosmic ray bulk speed (velocity of a galactic wind) can be defined as v CR = h CR /t syn = 2 h z /t syn , where h CR and h z are the scale heights of the cosmic rays and the observed radio emission at this freqnency. Similar observed radio scale heights imply a self regulation mechanism between the galactic wind velocity, the total magnetic field strength and the star formation rate SFR in the disk: v CR ~ B t 1.5 ~ SFR ~ 0.5 (Niklas & Beck 1997).

  11. Magnetic fields in the sun

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    Mullan, D. J.

    1974-01-01

    The observed properties of solar magnetic fields are reviewed, with particular reference to the complexities imposed on the field by motions of the highly conducting gas. Turbulent interactions between gas and field lead to heating or cooling of the gas according to whether the field energy density is less or greater than the maximum kinetic energy density in the convection zone. The field strength above which cooling sets in is 700 gauss. A weak solar dipole field may be primeval, but dynamo action is also important in generating new flux. The dynamo is probably not confined to the convection zone, but extends throughout most of the volume of the sun. Planetary tides appear to play a role in driving the dynamo.

  12. Magnetic fields in the sun

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    Mullan, D. J.

    1974-01-01

    The observed properties of solar magnetic fields are reviewed, with particular reference to the complexities imposed on the field by motions of the highly conducting gas. Turbulent interactions between gas and field lead to heating or cooling of the gas according as the field energy density is less or greater than the maximum kinetic energy density in the convection zone. The field strength above which cooling sets in is 700 G. A weak solar dipole field may be primeval, but dynamo action is also important in generating new flux. The dynamo is probably not confined to the convection zone, but extends throughout most of the volume of the sun. Planetary tides appear to play a role in driving the dynamo.

  13. Optically induced magnetic moments in symmetric graphene quantum dots

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    Kavousanaki, Eleftheria G.; Dani, Keshav M.

    2015-01-01

    Using the tight-binding model, we classify the eigenstates of symmetric graphene quantum dots based on their discrete rotational symmetry. In the presence of an external magnetic field, we identify a Zeeman-like behavior arising from the electronic orbital wave functions, with a constant g value for a variety of quantum dot shapes, sizes, and edge structures. The discrete rotational symmetry of the dots also leads to anomalous optical selection rules, thereby suggesting a way to optically induce a magnetic moment in these nanostructures.

  14. Magnetic Field Line Simulation Using a Microcomputer.

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    Kirkup, L.

    1986-01-01

    Describes the implementation of a computer simulation of magnetic field lines. Discusses properties of magnetic fields and the calculation of magnetic fields at points. Provides a program listing (additional programs and teaching notes available from the author) and gives examples of several field plots. (JM)

  15. Production and detection of atomic hexadecapole at Earth's magnetic field.

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    Acosta, V M; Auzinsh, M; Gawlik, W; Grisins, P; Higbie, J M; Jackson Kimball, D F; Krzemien, L; Ledbetter, M P; Pustelny, S; Rochester, S M; Yashchuk, V V; Budker, D

    2008-07-21

    Optical magnetometers measure magnetic fields with extremely high precision and without cryogenics. However, at geomagnetic fields, important for applications from landmine removal to archaeology, they suffer from nonlinear Zeeman splitting, leading to systematic dependence on sensor orientation. We present experimental results on a method of eliminating this systematic error, using the hexadecapole atomic polarization moment. In particular, we demonstrate selective production of the atomic hexadecapole moment at Earth's magnetic field and verify its immunity to nonlinear Zeeman splitting. This technique promises to eliminate directional errors in all-optical atomic magnetometers, potentially improving their measurement accuracy by several orders of magnitude. PMID:18648462

  16. Photon propagation in a supercritical magnetic field

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    A. E. Shabad

    2004-01-01

    We show that, for the asymptotically strong (super-Schwinger) magnetic field B exceeding the critical value B\\u000a cr=m\\u000a 2\\u000a c\\u000a 3\\/eh=4.41013G, the vacuum polarization effects become important not only in the ?-range, but also for softer electromagnetic quanta, including\\u000a X-rays and optical photons, and for electromagnetic waves of radio frequencies. This is a consequence of the linearly growing\\u000a term ?B\\/B\\u000a cr

  17. Effect of magnetic field on ball milled hard magnetic particles

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    Altuncevahir, B.; Poudyal, N.; Chakka, V. M.; Chen, K. H.; Black, T. D.; Liu, T. D.

    2004-03-01

    In this investigation, the powder particles of NdFeB and SmCo based alloys prepared by the ball milling in a uniform magnetic field are compared to those milled without an applied magnetic field. The ball milling was carried out for a total of 100 hours, and the powders were sampled every 25 hours. The particle size after 100 hours of milling was around 100 nm and the grain size in the particles was below 20 nm. The particles were then aligned in a magnetic field in hardening epoxy. It was found that the remanence ratios of the samples milled in an applied magnetic field were remarkably higher than those milled without field. XRD patterns also showed that the powder milled in magnetic field has better alignment than those milled without magnetic field. This technique is a novel approach to preparing anisotropic magnetic nanoparticles and has potential for producing high energy-product nanocomposite permanent magnets.

  18. Microscopic Faraday rotation measurement system using pulsed magnetic fields

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    Egami, Shigeki; Watarai, Hitoshi

    2009-09-01

    Microscopic Faraday rotation measurement system using a pulsed magnetic field has been constructed, which can be applied to micron sized diamagnetic and paramagnetic materials. A pulsed magnetic coil could generate a maximum magnetic flux density of about 12 T. The performance of the microscopic Faraday rotation apparatus was demonstrated by the measurement of the Verdet constant V of a polystyrene particle, after the calibration of the pulsed magnetic flux density using a glass plate as a standard material. Also, the magneto-optical rotation dispersion of some diamagnetic substances have been measured and analyzed with V =a?-2+b. The values of a and b were compared to their magnetic susceptibilities.

  19. Controlling a group velocity of light by magnetic field

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    Yu. M. Golubev; T. Yu. Golubeva; Yu. V. Rostovtsev; M. O. Scully

    2004-07-22

    We have shown that quantum interference in a driven quasi-degenerate two-level atomic system can be controlled by an externally applied magnetic field. We demonstrate that the mechanism of optical control is based on quantum interference, which allows one to implement both electromagnetically induced transparency and electromagnetically induced absorption in one atomic system. Dispersion of such the medium allows one to control group velocity of propagation of light pulses be ultra-slow or superluminal via applied magnetic field.

  20. The Magnetism of Meteorites and Early Solar System Magnetic Fields

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    Collinson, D. W.

    1994-11-01

    The characteristics of the remanent magnetization of chondrite, achondrite and shergottite, nakhlite and chassignite (SNC) meteorites are described, and interpretation in terms of magnetizing fields in the ancient Solar System discussed. The magnetism of ordinary chondrites is commonly scattered in direction within samples, implying magnetization of constituent fragments before accumulation. The magnetic history of these meteorites is uncertain because of lack of knowledge of the origin and properties of tetrataenite, an ordered FeNi alloy often carrying the bulk of the magnetization. Achondrites also often possess scattered magnetization, the primary component probably being acquired during cooling after differentiation of the parent body. A magnetizing field of internal origin is possible. Estimates of magnetizing field strength are in the approximate range 5-100 ? T, with carbonaceous chondrites showing the highest values. The SNC meteorites, probably originating on Mars, provide evidence for a weak, ancient Martian magnetic field of the order 1 ? T.

  1. MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS B. Fornberg,2

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    Fornberg, Bengt

    MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS N. Flyer,1 B Axisymmetric force-free magnetic fields external to a unit sphere are studied as solutions to boundary value to the formation of an azimuthal rope of twisted magnetic field embedded within the global field, and to the energy

  2. Thermomagnetic recording and magnetic-optic playback system

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    Lewicki, G. W.; Guisinger, J. E. (inventors)

    1971-01-01

    A magnetic recording and magneto-optic playback system is disclosed wherein thermomagnetic recording is employed. A transparent isotropic film is heated along a continuous path by a focused laser beam. As each successive area of the path is heated locally to the vicinity of its Curie point in the presence of an applied magnetic field, a magneto-optic density is established proportional to the magnetic field and fixed in place as the area cools once the laser beam moves on to an adjacent area. To play back the recorded data, the intensity of the laser beam is reduced to avoid reaching the vicinity of the Curie point of the film as it is scanned by the laser beam in the same manner as for recording. A Faraday effect analyzer and photo detector are employed as a transducer for producing an output signal.

  3. Explaining Mercury's peculiar magnetic field

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    Wicht, Johannes; Cao, Hao; Heyner, Daniel; Dietrich, Wieland; Christensen, Ulrich R.

    2014-05-01

    MESSENGER magnetometer data revealed that Mercury's magnetic field is not only particularly weak but also has a peculiar geometry. The MESSENGER team finds that the location of the magnetic equator always lies significantly north of the geographic equator, is largely independent of the distance to the planet, and also varies only weakly with longitude. The field is best described by an axial dipole that is offset to the north by about 20% of the planetary radius. In terms of classical Gauss coefficients, this translates into a low axial dipole component of g10= -190 nT but a relatively large axial quadrupole contribution that amounts to roughly 40% of this value. The axial octupole is also sizable while higher harmonic contributions are much weaker. Very remarkable is also the fact that the equatorial dipole contribution is very small, consistent with a dipole tilt below 0.8 degree, and this is also true for the other non-axisymmetic field contributions. We analyze several numerical dynamos concerning their capability of explaining Mercury's magnetic field. Classical schemes geared to model the geomagnetic field typically show a much weaker quadrupole component and thus a smaller offset. The onset only becomes larger when the dynamo operates in the multipolar regime at higher Rayleigh numbers. However, since the more complex dynamics generally promotes all higher multipole contributions the location of the magnetic equator varies strongly with longitude and distance to the planet. The situation improves when introducing a stably stratified outer layer in the dynamo region, representing either a rigid FeS layer or a sub-adiabatic core-mantle boundary heat flux. This layer filters out the higher harmonic contributions and the field not only becomes sufficiently weak but also assumes a Mercury like offset geometry during a few percent of the simulation time. To increase the likelihood for the offset configuration, the north-south symmetry must be permanently broken and we explore two scenarios. Increasing the heat flux through the northern hemisphere of the core-mantle boundary is an obvious choice but is not supported by current models for Mercury's mantle. We find that a combination of internal rather than bottom driving and an increased heat flux through the equatorial region of the core-mantle boundary also promotes the required symmetry breaking and results in very Mercury like fields. The reason is that the imposed heat flux pattern, though being equatorially symmetric, lowers the critical Rayleigh number for the onset of equatorially anti-symmetric convection modes. In both scenarios, a stably stratified layer or a feedback coupling to the magnetospheric field is required for lowering the field strength to Mercury-like values.

  4. Anisotropic Magnetism in Field-Structured Composites

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    Anderson, Robert A.; Martin, James E.; Odinek, Judy; Venturini, Eugene

    1999-06-24

    Magnetic field-structured-composites (FSCs) are made by structuring magnetic particle suspensions in uniaxial or biaxial (e.g. rotating) magnetic fields, while polymerizing the suspending resin. A uniaxial field produces chain-like particle structures, and a biaxial field produces sheet-like particle structures. In either case, these anisotropic structures affect the measured magnetic hysteresis loops, with the magnetic remanence and susceptibility increased significantly along the axis of the structuring field, and decreased slightly orthogonal to the structuring field, relative to the unstructured particle composite. The coercivity is essentially unaffected by structuring. We present data for FSCs of magnetically soft particles, and demonstrate that the altered magnetism can be accounted for by considering the large local fields that occur in FSCs. FSCS of magnetically hard particles show unexpectedly large anisotropies in the remanence, and this is due to the local field effects in combination with the large crystalline anisotropy of this material.

  5. Variability in Martian Magnetic Field Topology

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    Brain, D. A.; Halekas, J. S.; Eastwood, J. P.; Ulusen, D.; Lillis, R. J.

    2014-07-01

    We have determined the locations of open and closed magnetic field lines at Mars as a function of four different controlling influences: solar wind magnetic field direction, solar wind pressure, martian season, and solar EUV flux.

  6. Passive Magnetic Shielding in Gradient Fields

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    Bidinosti, C P

    2013-01-01

    The effect of passive magnetic shielding on dc magnetic field gradients imposed by both external and internal sources is studied. It is found that for concentric cylindrical or spherical shells of high permeability material, higher order multipoles in the magnetic field are shielded progressively better, by a factor related to the order of the multipole. In regard to the design of internal coil systems for the generation of uniform internal fields, we show how one can take advantage of the coupling of the coils to the innermost magnetic shield to further optimize the uniformity of the field. These results demonstrate quantitatively a phenomenon that was previously well-known qualitatively: that the resultant magnetic field within a passively magnetically shielded region can be much more uniform than the applied magnetic field itself. Furthermore we provide formulae relevant to active magnetic compensation systems which attempt to stabilize the interior fields by sensing and cancelling the exterior fields clos...

  7. Plasma stability in a dipole magnetic field

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    Simakov, Andrei N., 1974-

    2001-01-01

    The MHD and kinetic stability of an axially symmetric plasma, confined by a poloidal magnetic field with closed lines, is considered. In such a system the stabilizing effects of plasma compression and magnetic field ...

  8. Helicity of the Solar Magnetic Field

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    Tiwari, Sanjiv Kumar

    2009-11-01

    Magnetic helicity is a physical quantity that measures the degree of linkages and twistedness in the field lines. It is given by a volume integral over the scalar product of magnetic field B and its vector potential A. Direct computation of magnetic helicity in the solar atmosphere is not possible due to two reasons. First, we do not have the observations at different heights in the solar atmosphere to compute the volume integral. Second, the vector potential A is non-unique owing to gauge variance. Many researchers incorrectly inferred twist, a component of magnetic helicity, from the force-free parameter α. We clarified the physical meaning of α and its relation with the magnetic helicity. Also, a direct method is proposed for the computation of global α values of sunspots. An analytical bipole was generated to study the effect of polarimetric noise on the estimation of various magnetic parameters. We find that the effect of polarimetric noise, present in the recent vector magnetograms e.g., from Hinode (Solar Optical Telescope/Spectro- Polarimeter (SOT/SP)), on the magnetic parameters like α and magnetic energy, is negligible. We examined the fine structures of local current and α in the sunspots. Local α patches of opposite signs are present in the umbra of each sunspot. The amplitude of the spatial variation of local α in the umbra is typically of the order of the global α of the sunspot. We find that the local α and current are distributed as alternately positive and negative filaments in the penumbra. The amplitude of azimuthal variation of the local α in the penumbra is approximately an order of magnitude larger than that in the umbra. The contributions of the local positive and negative currents and α in the penumbra cancel each other giving almost no contribution for their global values for whole sunspot. We have introduced the concept of signed shear angle (SSA) for sunspots and establish its importance for non force-free fields. The spatially averaged SSA (SASSA) gives the actual twist present in ! a sunspot irrespective of the force-free nature and the shape of the sunspot. We find that the sign of global α is well correlated with the SASSA of the sunspots but the magnitudes are not. We find that there is no net current in the sunspots, although there is significant twist present in the photospheric magnetic field of the sunspots. The existence of a global twist for a sunspot even in the absence of a net current is consistent with the fibril-bundle structure of the sunspot magnetic fields. We also discovered the curly interlocking combed structure in the azimuthal component of sunspot magnetic field. We studied the SASSA of sunspots to predict the flare activity of the associated active regions. We studied the evolution of vector magnetic fields using a large number of vector magnetograms of both, an eruptive and a non-eruptive sunspot. We arrive at a critical threshold value of the SASSA for each class of X-ray flare associated with these two sunspots. Thus, the SASSA holds promise to be very useful in predicting the probability of the occurrence of solar flares. A good correlation is found between the sign of helicity in the sunspots at the photosphere and the chirality of the associated chromospheric and coronal features. This study will be very useful as a constraint while modeling the Chromospheric and coronal features. We find that a large number of sunspots observed in the declining phase of the solar cycle 23 follow the reverse hemispheric helicity rule. Most of the sunspots observed in the beginning of new solar cycle 24 follow the conventional hemispheric helicity rule. This indicates a long term behaviour of the helicity patterns in the solar atmosphere. However, this needs to be confirmed with the data sets spanning large number of years.

  9. Van der Waals torque induced by external magnetic fields

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    Esquivel-Sirvent, R.; Cocoletzi, G. H.; Palomino-Ovando, M.

    2010-12-01

    We present a method for inducing and controlling van der Waals torques between two parallel slabs using a constant magnetic field. The torque is calculated using the Barash theory of dispersive torques. In III-IV semiconductors such as InSb, the effect of an external magnetic field is to induce an optical anisotropy, in an otherwise isotropic material, that will in turn induce a torque. The calculations of the torque are done in the Voigt configuration, with the magnetic field parallel to the surface of the slabs. As a case study we consider a slab made of calcite and a second slab made of InSb. In the absence of magnetic field there is no torque. As the magnetic field increases, the optical anisotropy of InSb increases and the torque becomes different from zero, increasing with the magnetic field. The resulting torque is of the same order of magnitude as that calculated using permanent anisotropic materials when the magnetic fields is close to 1 T.

  10. Field-induced flocculation on biocompatible magnetic colloids

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    Cintra, E. R.; Santos, J. L.; Socolovsky, L. M.; Buske, N.; Bakuzis, A. F.

    Field dependence of the optical transmission of a polyaspartic-coated magnetite magnetic fluid dispersed in water was investigated at different particle volume fractions. The particle size distribution of the sample was obtained from the analysis of the transmission electron microscopy pictures. The transmissivity decreased increasing the magnetic field until a critical field is achieved. Above this value, the opposite effect was observed. Indeed, the critical field decreases the higher the particle volume fraction being in qualitative similarity with phase separation behavior. However, the origin of the effect is attributed to the precipitation of field-induced nanoparticle chains. These phenomena might be useful on obtaining one-dimensional nanoparticle arrangements.

  11. Near-field magnetic communication

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    R. Bansal

    2004-01-01

    Even as cell phones have shrunk in size while boasting an ever-increasing array of features, two things about them haven't changed much: they still sprout a stubby antenna and, if you want a headset, you have to put up with an unwieldy wire connecting the headset and the phone. Thanks to a patented technology called near-field magnetic communication (NFMC), from

  12. Magnetic field effect for cellulose nanofiber alignment

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    Kim, Jaehwan; Chen, Yi; Kang, Kwang-Sun; Park, Young-Bin; Schwartz, Mark

    2008-11-01

    Regenerated cellulose formed into cellulose nanofibers under strong magnetic field and aligned perpendicularly to the magnetic field. Well-aligned microfibrils were found as the exposure time of the magnetic field increased. Better alignment and more crystalline structure of the cellulose resulted in the increased decomposition temperature of the material. X-ray crystallograms showed that crystallinity index of the cellulose increased as the exposure time of the magnetic field increased.

  13. Extraterrestrial magnetic fields - Achievements and opportunities

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    E. J. Smith; C. P. Sonett

    1976-01-01

    The major scientific achievements associated with the measurement of magnetic fields in space over the past decade and a half are reviewed. Aspects of space technology relevant to magnetic-field observations are discussed: magnetometers and how they operate, problems arising from spacecraft-generated magnetic fields and appropriate countermeasures and on-board processing of magnetometer data. The solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field, the

  14. Magnetically-assisted transport evanescent field fluoroimmunoassay.

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    Wellman, Amber D; Sepaniak, Michael J

    2006-07-01

    The immunoassay, based on specific recognition of an antigen by its antibody, has garnered widespread use in clinical analysis as well as application in such areas as food industry and environmental monitoring. Fluoroimmunoassays (FIAs) are especially attractive due to the inherent sensitivity of fluorescence spectroscopy and the availability of a wide range of commercial antibodies and fluorescent labels. In current form, however, FIAs can be cumbersome, multistep procedures and often lack versatility when there is interest in measuring many different target antigens. This report is proof of a concept paper introducing a new FIA approach, Magnetically-Assisted Transport Evanescent Field Fluoroimmunoassays (MATEFFs), which seeks to preserve the advantages of current approaches to FIAs while attempting to address some of the drawbacks. MATEFFs utilize magnetic microspheres as solid supports for the fluoroimmunoassay with direct detection of bound analyte within the sample mixture effected by selectively driving the functionalized beads to a prism surface using an external magnet. An evanescent wave is generated by total internal reflection of a laser beam at the optical interface between the prism and sample and serves to excite the fluorescent species magnetically delivered into the localized field. This technique eliminates wash steps without compromising sensitivity, all the while minimizing interference from fluorescing species present in the sample matrix. Preliminary optimization studies assessing the impact of background interfering agents, incident angle, magnetic field direction, laser power density via focusing, and bead concentration on MATEFFs performance characteristics are discussed herein along with a detailed description of the experimental platform. Utilizing a model sandwich assay system with biotinylated anti-IgG as the capture antibody, rabbit IgG as the antigen, and anti-IgG-R-phycoerythrin as the reporter antibody, we demonstrate a linear dynamic range of 3 orders of magnitude, physiologically relevant detection limits of low nanograms per milliliter, and RSD values of less than 5%. PMID:16808453

  15. Propagation of photons in homogeneous magnetic fields: Index of refraction

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    Wu-Yang Tsai; Thomas Erber

    1975-01-01

    The index of refraction associated with the vacuum polarization induced ; by homogeneous magnetic fields is calculated for two cases: high energy photons ; traversing fields weak compared with the critical field, H\\/sub cr\\/ = m$sup ; 2$c³\\/eh approximately 4.41 x 10¹³ G; and low energy photons in fields ; of arbitrary intensity. Some implications for the physical optics of

  16. Optical trapping and manipulation of magnetic holes dispersed in a magnetic fluid

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    Sun Ting; Fu Zhicheng; Deng Haidong; Dai Qiaofeng; Wu Lijun; Lan Sheng [Laboratory of Photonic Information Technology, School for Information and Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Zhao Weiren [School of Physics and Optoelectronics, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006 (China); Gopal, Achanta Venu [Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)

    2010-05-15

    The optical trapping and manipulation of magnetic holes (MHs) dispersed in a magnetic fluid is systematically investigated. It is found that the gradient force, which tends to attract MHs to the beam center, can be completely counteracted by the repulsive force between MHs induced by a magnetic field. As a result, a depletion region is created at the laser beam spot for a sufficiently strong magnetic field. This phenomenon can be easily observed for large MHs with a diameter of 11 {mu}m. However, it does not appear for MHs with a smaller diameter of 4.3 {mu}m. It is revealed that the enhancement in the concentration of magnetic nanoparticles in the laser spot region as well as the clustering of these nanoparticles leads to a much stronger interaction between MHs when a magnetic field is applied. Consequently, the magnetic field strength necessary to create the depletion region is significantly reduced. We also find that the trapping behavior of MHs depends strongly on the thickness of the sample cells. For thin sample cells in which only one layer (or a two-dimensional distribution) of MHs is allowed, we can observe the creation of depletion region. In sharp contrast, MHs can be stably trapped at the center of the laser beam in thick sample cells even if a strong magnetic field is imposed. This phenomenon can be explained by the existence of a gradient in magnetic field strength along the direction perpendicular to the sample cells. Apart from individual MHs, we also investigate the movement of MH chains under the scattering force of the laser beam. It is observed that MH chains always move along the direction parallel to the magnetic field. This behavior can be easily understood when the anisotropy in viscosity caused by the applied magnetic field is considered.

  17. Pulsed-Field Gradient Nuclear Magnetic

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    Duncan, James S.

    Pulsed-Field Gradient Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Tool for Studying Translational Diffusion and biochemical systems. Pulsed-field gradient nuclear magnetic resonance pro- vides a convenient and noninvasive spin-echo pulse sequence contain- ing a magnetic field gradient pulse in each period is used to measure

  18. Primordial magnetic field limits from cosmological data

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    Kahniashvili, Tina [McWilliams Center for Cosmology and Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Department of Physics, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C (Canada); Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Tevzadze, Alexander G. [Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 2A Kazbegi Ave, Tbilisi, GE-0160 (Georgia); Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Tbilisi State University, 1 Chavchavadze Avenue, Tbilisi, GE-0128 (Georgia); Sethi, Shiv K. [McWilliams Center for Cosmology and Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (United States); Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080 (India); Pandey, Kanhaiya [Raman Research Institute, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080 (India); Ratra, Bharat [Department of Physics, Kansas State University, 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506 (United States)

    2010-10-15

    We study limits on a primordial magnetic field arising from cosmological data, including that from big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background polarization plane Faraday rotation limits, and large-scale structure formation. We show that the physically relevant quantity is the value of the effective magnetic field, and limits on it are independent of how the magnetic field was generated.

  19. Magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field

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    Xiuqing Huang

    2008-12-10

    We investigate the factuality of the hypothetical magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field. It is shown from many aspects that the concept of the massive magnetic monopoles clearly is physically untrue. We argue that the static magnetic field of a bar magnet, in fact, is the static electric field of the periodically quasi-one-dimensional electric-dipole superlattice, which can be well established in some transition metals with the localized d-electron. This research may shed light on the perfect unification of magnetic and electrical phenomena.

  20. Effects of an external magnetic field in pulsed laser deposition

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    García, T.; de Posada, E.; Villagrán, M.; Ll, J. L. Sánchez; Bartolo-Pérez, P.; Peña, J. L.

    2008-12-01

    Thin films were grown by pulsed laser deposition, PLD, on Si (1 0 0) substrates by the ablation of a sintered ceramic SrFe 12O 19 target with and without the presence of a nonhomogeneous magnetic field of ?0H = 0.4 T perpendicular to substrate plane and parallel to the plasma expansion axis. The field was produced by a rectangular-shaped Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet and the substrate was just placed on the magnet surface (Aurora method). An appreciable increment of optical emission due to the presence of the magnetic field was observed, but no film composition change or thickness increment was obtained. It suggests that the increment of the optical emission is due mainly to the electron confinement rather than confinement of ionic species.

  1. Cluster Magnetic Fields from Galactic Outflows

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    J. Donnert; K. Dolag; H. Lesch; E. Müller

    2008-10-24

    We performed cosmological, magneto-hydrodynamical simulations to follow the evolution of magnetic fields in galaxy clusters, exploring the possibility that the origin of the magnetic seed fields are galactic outflows during the star-burst phase of galactic evolution. To do this we coupled a semi-analytical model for magnetized galactic winds as suggested by \\citet{2006MNRAS.370..319B} to our cosmological simulation. We find that the strength and structure of magnetic fields observed in galaxy clusters are well reproduced for a wide range of model parameters for the magnetized, galactic winds and do only weakly depend on the exact magnetic structure within the assumed galactic outflows. Although the evolution of a primordial magnetic seed field shows no significant differences to that of galaxy clusters fields from previous studies, we find that the magnetic field pollution in the diffuse medium within filaments is below the level predicted by scenarios with pure primordial magnetic seed field. We therefore conclude that magnetized galactic outflows and their subsequent evolution within the intra-cluster medium can fully account for the observed magnetic fields in galaxy clusters. Our findings also suggest that measuring cosmological magnetic fields in low-density environments such as filaments is much more useful than observing cluster magnetic fields to infer their possible origin.

  2. Bats respond to very weak magnetic fields.

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    Tian, Lan-Xiang; Pan, Yong-Xin; Metzner, Walter; Zhang, Jin-Shuo; Zhang, Bing-Fang

    2015-01-01

    How animals, including mammals, can respond to and utilize the direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field for orientation and navigation is contentious. In this study, we experimentally tested whether the Chinese Noctule, Nyctalus plancyi (Vespertilionidae) can sense magnetic field strengths that were even lower than those of the present-day geomagnetic field. Such field strengths occurred during geomagnetic excursions or polarity reversals and thus may have played an important role in the evolution of a magnetic sense. We found that in a present-day local geomagnetic field, the bats showed a clear preference for positioning themselves at the magnetic north. As the field intensity decreased to only 1/5th of the natural intensity (i.e., 10 ?T; the lowest field strength tested here), the bats still responded by positioning themselves at the magnetic north. When the field polarity was artificially reversed, the bats still preferred the new magnetic north, even at the lowest field strength tested (10 ?T), despite the fact that the artificial field orientation was opposite to the natural geomagnetic field (P<0.05). Hence, N. plancyi is able to detect the direction of a magnetic field even at 1/5th of the present-day field strength. This high sensitivity to magnetic fields may explain how magnetic orientation could have evolved in bats even as the Earth's magnetic field strength varied and the polarity reversed tens of times over the past fifty million years. PMID:25922944

  3. Suppression of magnetic relaxation by a transverse alternating magnetic field

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    Voloshin, I. F.; Kalinov, A. V.; Fisher, L. M. [All-Russia Electrical Engineering Institute (Russian Federation)], E-mail: fisher@vei.ru; Yampol'skii, V. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (Ukraine)], E-mail: yam@vk.kharkov.ua

    2007-07-15

    The evolution of the spatial distribution of the magnetic induction in a superconductor after the action of the alternating magnetic field perpendicular to the trapped magnetic flux has been analyzed. The observed stabilization of the magnetic induction profile is attributed to the increase in the pinning force, so that the screening current density becomes subcritical. The last statement is corroborated by direct measurements.

  4. Magnetic field sources and their threat to magnetic media

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    Jewell, Steve

    1993-01-01

    Magnetic storage media (tapes, disks, cards, etc.) may be damaged by external magnetic fields. The potential for such damage has been researched, but no objective standard exists for the protection of such media. This paper summarizes a magnetic storage facility standard, Publication 933, that ensures magnetic protection of data storage media.

  5. Magnetic field perturbartions in closed-field-line systems with zero toroidal magnetic field

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    Mauel, M; Ryutov, D; Kesner, J

    2003-12-02

    In some plasma confinement systems (e.g., field-reversed configurations and levitated dipoles) the confinement is provided by a closed-field-line poloidal magnetic field. We consider the influence of the magnetic field perturbations on the structure of the magnetic field in such systems and find that the effect of perturbations is quite different from that in the systems with a substantial toroidal field. In particular, even infinitesimal perturbations can, in principle, lead to large radial excursions of the field lines in FRCs and levitated dipoles. Under such circumstances, particle drifts and particle collisions may give rise to significant neoclassical transport. Introduction of a weak regular toroidal magnetic field reduces radial excursions of the field lines and neoclassical transport.

  6. Compact low field magnetic resonance imaging magnet: Design and optimization

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    M. Sciandrone; G. Placidi; L. Testa; A. Sotgiu

    2000-01-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed with a very large instrument that allows the patient to be inserted into a region of uniform magnetic field. The field is generated either by an electromagnet (resistive or superconductive) or by a permanent magnet. Electromagnets are designed as air cored solenoids of cylindrical symmetry, with an inner bore of 80-100 cm in diameter.

  7. Magnetic Fields1 Increasingly, instruments that generate large static magnetic fields (e.g., NMR spectrometers,

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Magnetic Fields1 Increasingly, instruments that generate large static magnetic fields (e.g., NMR spectrometers, MRI) are present in research laboratories. Such magnets typically have fields of 14,000 to 235,000 G (1.4 to 23.5 T), far above that of Earth's magnetic field, which is approximately 0.5 G

  8. Magnetic field perturbations in the systems where only poloidal magnetic field is present*

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    1 Magnetic field perturbations in the systems where only poloidal magnetic field is present* D In some plasma confinement systems the confinement is provided by a poloidal magnetic field (no toroidal magnetic field is present). Examples include FRC, levitated dipoles, and long diffuse pinches. We consider

  9. How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II

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    This is an activity about depicting magnetic polarity. Learners will observe several provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines and depict the polarities for several orientations, including an arrangement of six magnetic poles. This is the fourth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

  10. Magnetic field structure around cores with very low luminosity objects

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    Soam, A.; Maheswar, G.; Lee, Chang Won; Dib, Sami; Bhatt, H. C.; Tamura, Motohide; Kim, Gwanjeong

    2015-01-01

    Aims: We carried out optical polarimetry of five dense cores, (IRAM 04191, L1521F, L328, L673-7, and L1014) which are found to harbour very low luminosity objects (VeLLOs; Lint ? 0.1 L?). This study was conducted mainly to understand the role played by the magnetic field in the formation of very low and substellar mass range objects. Methods: Light from the stars, while passing through the dust grains that are aligned with their short axis parallel to an external magnetic field, becomes linearly polarised. The polarisation position angles measured for the stars can provide the plane-of-the sky magnetic field orientation. Because the light in the optical wavelength range is most efficiently polarised by the dust grains typically found at the outer layers of the molecular clouds, optical polarimetry mostly traces the magnetic field orientation of the core envelope. Results: The polarisation observations of stars projected on IRAM 04191, L328, L673-7, and L1014 were obtained in the R-band and those of L1521F were obtained in the V-band. The angular offsets between the envelope magnetic field direction (inferred from optical polarisation measurements) and the outflow position angles from the VeLLOs in IRAM 04191, L1521F, L328, L673-7, and L1014 are found to be 84°, 53°, 24°, 08°, and 15°, respectively. The mean value of the offsets for all the five clouds is ~ 37°. If we exclude IRAM 04191, the mean value reduces to become ~ 25°. In IRAM 04191, the offset between the projected envelope and the inner magnetic field (inferred from the submillimetre data obtained using SCUBA-POL) is found to be ~ 68°. The inner magnetic field, however, is found to be nearly aligned with the projected position angles of the minor axis, the rotation axis of the cloud, and the outflow from the IRAM 04191-IRS. We discuss a possible explanation for the nearly perpendicular orientation between the envelope and core scale magnetic fields in IRAM 04191. The angular offset between the envelope magnetic field direction and the minor axis of IRAM 04191, L1521F, L673-7, and L1014 are 82°, 60°, 47°, and 55°, respectively. The mean value of the offsets between the envelope magnetic field and the minor axis position angles for the four cores is found to be ~ 60°. Conclusions: The results obtained from our study on the limited sample of five cores with VeLLOs show that the outflows in three of them tend to nearly align with the envelope magnetic field. Table 4 is available in electronic form at http://www.aanda.org

  11. Permanent Magnet Ecr Plasma Source With Magnetic Field Optimization

    DOEpatents

    Doughty, Frank C. (Plano, TX); Spencer, John E. (Plano, TX)

    2000-12-19

    In a plasma-producing device, an optimized magnet field for electron cyclotron resonance plasma generation is provided by a shaped pole piece. The shaped pole piece adjusts spacing between the magnet and the resonance zone, creates a convex or concave resonance zone, and decreases stray fields between the resonance zone and the workpiece. For a cylindrical permanent magnet, the pole piece includes a disk adjacent the magnet together with an annular cylindrical sidewall structure axially aligned with the magnet and extending from the base around the permanent magnet. The pole piece directs magnetic field lines into the resonance zone, moving the resonance zone further from the face of the magnet. Additional permanent magnets or magnet arrays may be utilized to control field contours on a local scale. Rather than a permeable material, the sidewall structure may be composed of an annular cylindrical magnetic material having a polarity opposite that of the permanent magnet, creating convex regions in the resonance zone. An annular disk-shaped recurve section at the end of the sidewall structure forms magnetic mirrors keeping the plasma off the pole piece. A recurve section composed of magnetic material having a radial polarity forms convex regions and/or magnetic mirrors within the resonance zone.

  12. Magnetic field driven domain-wall propagation in magnetic nanowires

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    Wang, X.R. [Physics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (China); Yan, P. [Physics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (China)], E-mail: yanpeng@ust.hk; Lu, J.; He, C. [Physics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong (China)

    2009-08-15

    The mechanism of magnetic field induced magnetic domain-wall (DW) propagation in a nanowire is revealed: A static DW cannot exist in a homogeneous magnetic nanowire when an external magnetic field is applied. Thus, a DW must vary with time under a static magnetic field. A moving DW must dissipate energy due to the Gilbert damping. As a result, the wire has to release its Zeeman energy through the DW propagation along the field direction. The DW propagation speed is proportional to the energy dissipation rate that is determined by the DW structure. The negative differential mobility in the intermediate field is due to the transition from high energy dissipation at low field to low energy dissipation at high field. For the field larger than the so-called Walker breakdown field, DW plane precesses around the wire, leading to the propagation speed oscillation.

  13. Elliptic-symmetry vector optical fields.

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    Pan, Yue; Li, Yongnan; Li, Si-Min; Ren, Zhi-Cheng; Kong, Ling-Jun; Tu, Chenghou; Wang, Hui-Tian

    2014-08-11

    We present in principle and demonstrate experimentally a new kind of vector fields: elliptic-symmetry vector optical fields. This is a significant development in vector fields, as this breaks the cylindrical symmetry and enriches the family of vector fields. Due to the presence of an additional degrees of freedom, which is the interval between the foci in the elliptic coordinate system, the elliptic-symmetry vector fields are more flexible than the cylindrical vector fields for controlling the spatial structure of polarization and for engineering the focusing fields. The elliptic-symmetry vector fields can find many specific applications from optical trapping to optical machining and so on. PMID:25321015

  14. Stray magnetic field compensation with a scalar atomic magnetometer.

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    Belfi, J; Bevilacqua, G; Biancalana, V; Cecchi, R; Dancheva, Y; Moi, L

    2010-06-01

    We describe a system for the compensation of time-dependent stray magnetic fields using a dual channel scalar magnetometer based on nonlinear Faraday rotation in synchronously optically pumped Cs vapor. We detail the active control strategy, with an emphasis on the electronic circuitry, based on a simple phase-locked-loop integrated circuit. The performance and limits of the system developed are tested and discussed. The system was applied to significantly improve the detection of free induction decay signals from protons of remotely magnetized water precessing in an ultralow magnetic field. PMID:20590265

  15. Solar Polarimetry and Magnetic Field Measurements

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    del Toro Iniesta, J. C.

    2001-05-01

    The magnetic nature of most solar (spatially resolved or unresolved) structures is amply recognized. Magnetic fields of the Sun play a paramount rôle in the overall thermodynamic and dynamic state of our star. The main observable manifestation of solar magnetic fields is the polarization of light either through the Zeeman effect on spectral lines or through the Hanle effect (depolarization by very weak magnetic fields of light previously polarized by scattering). Hence, one can easily understand the increasing importance that polarimetry is experimenting continuously in solar physics. Under the title of this contribution a six-hour course was given during the summer school. Clearly, the limited extension allocated for the notes in these proceedings avoids an extensive account of the several topics discussed: 1) a description of light as an electromagnetic wave and the polarization properties of monochromatic, time-harmonic, plane waves; 2) the polarization properties of polychromatic light and, in particular, of quasi-monochromatic light; 3) the transformations of (partially) polarized light by linear optical systems and a description of the ways we measure the Stokes parameters by spatially and/or temporally modulating the polarimetric signal; 4) a discussion on specific problems relevant to solar polarimetry like seeing-induced and instrumental polarization, or modulation and demodulation, along with a brief description of current solar polarimeters; 5) the vector radiative transfer equation for polarized light and its links to the scalar one for unpolarized light, together with a summary of the Zeeman effect and its consequences on line formation in a magnetized stellar atmosphere; 7) an introduction of the paramount astrophysical problem, i.e., that of finding diagnostics that enable the solar physicist to interpret the observables in terms of the solar atmospheric quantities, including a discussion on contribution and response functions; and 8) a brief outline of inversion techniques as a recommended way to infer values of the vector magnetic field and other thermodynamic and dynamic quantities. Since most of the material presented in the lectures can be found in the literature, I decided to focus these pages to those topics that, in my opinion, need a particular stress and/or do not have received much attention in previous reviews or textbooks. These notes have been written with mostly didactical purposes so that, skipping the customary usage, just a few references will be cited within the text. Instead, a classified (and necessarily incomplete) bibliography is recommended at the end.

  16. Magnetic field calculation and measurement of active magnetic bearings

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    Ding, Guoping; Zhou, Zude; Hu, Yefa

    2006-11-01

    Magnetic Bearings are typical devices in which electric energy and mechanical energy convert mutually. Magnetic Field indicates the relationship between 2 of the most important parameters in a magnetic bearing - current and force. This paper presents calculation and measurement of the magnetic field distribution of a self-designed magnetic bearing. Firstly, the static Maxwell's equations of the magnetic bearing are presented and a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is found to solve the equations and get post-process results by means of ANSYS software. Secondly, to confirm the calculation results a Lakeshore460 3-channel Gaussmeter is used to measure the magnetic flux density of the magnetic bearing in X, Y, Z directions accurately. According to the measurement data the author constructs a 3D magnetic field distribution digital model by means of MATLAB software. Thirdly, the calculation results and the measurement data are compared and analyzed; the comparing result indicates that the calculation results are consistent with the measurement data in allowable dimension variation, which means that the FEA calculation method of the magnetic bearing has high precision. Finally, it is concluded that the magnetic field calculation and measurement can accurately reflect the real magnetic distribution in the magnetic bearing and the result can guide the design and analysis of the magnetic bearing effectively.

  17. Near-infrared magneto-optical study of excitonic states in single-walled carbon nanotubes under ultra-high magnetic fields

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    Yokoi, H.; Effendi, Mukhtar; Minami, N.; Takeyama, S.

    2011-12-01

    Singlet excitonic states at the first subband-edge in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have been studied through near-infrared magneto-absorption spectroscopy under magnetic fields to 105.9 T. Well-resolved absorption spectra of stretch-aligned SWCNT(CoMoCAT)-gelatin films were obtained above 100 T. By the application of magnetic fields in parallel to the alignment of SWCNTs, peak shift toward the lower energy was observed for (8, 4) and (7, 6) tubes and the opposite behavior was observed for (7, 5) and (6, 5) tubes. Above 28.8 T, new peaks emerged at the higher energy side of the peak for the (8, 4) and (7, 6) tubes, and at the lower energy side of the peaks for the (7, 5) and (6, 5) tubes. The magnetic splitting between the existing peak and the new peak was symmetric for every tube, which is in line with the energy splitting due to the Aharonov-Bohm effect. Judging from the energetic positions where the new peaks emerged, the singlet dark excitonic state locates at the lower energy than the singlet bright one in the (7, 5) and (6, 5) tubes while it is suggested strongly that the bright one locates at the lower energy in the (8, 4) and (7, 6) tubes.

  18. Magnetic field observations in Comet Halley's coma

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    Riedler, W.; Schwingenschuh, K.; Yeroshenko, Ye. G.; Styashkin, V. A.; Russell, C. T.

    1986-05-01

    During the encounter with Comet Halley, the magnetometer (MISCHA) aboard the Vega 1 spacecraft observed an increased level of magnetic field turbulence, resulting from an upstream bow wave. Both Vega spacecraft measured a peak field strength of 70-80 nT and observed draping of magnetic field lines around the cometary obstacle. An unexpected rotation of the magnetic field vector was observed, which may reflect either penetration of magnetic field lines into a diffuse layer related to the contact surface separating the solar-wind and cometary plasma, or the persistence of pre-existing interplanetary field structures.

  19. Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields

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    Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

    2014-01-01

    Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

  20. Full 180° magnetization reversal with electric fields.

    PubMed

    Wang, J J; Hu, J M; Ma, J; Zhang, J X; Chen, L Q; Nan, C W

    2014-01-01

    Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

  1. Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields

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    Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

    2014-12-01

    Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals.

  2. Vlasov Equation In Magnetic Field

    E-print Network

    Biao Wu

    1999-09-07

    The linearized Vlasov equation for a plasma system in a uniform magnetic field and the corresponding linear Vlasov operator are studied. The spectrum and the corresponding eigenfunctions of the Vlasov operator are found. The spectrum of this operator consists of two parts: one is continuous and real; the other is discrete and complex. Interestingly, the real eigenvalues are infinitely degenerate, which causes difficulty solving this initial value problem by using the conventional eigenfunction expansion method. Finally, the Vlasov equation is solved by the resolvent method.

  3. Measuring acoustic fields in an optical trap

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    Sarabalis, Christopher J

    2014-01-01

    This thesis describes progress in the use of optical traps for measurement of acoustic fields, a first step toward acoustic micromanipulation in fluids. The optical trap used throughout this study is carefully characterized. ...

  4. Review: Magnetic Fields of O-Type Stars

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    Wade, G. A.; MiMeS Collaboration

    2015-04-01

    Since 2002, strong, organized magnetic fields have been firmly detected at the surfaces of about 10 Galactic O-type stars. In this paper I will review the characteristics of the inferred fields of individual stars as well as the overall population. I will discuss the extension of the “magnetic desert,” first inferred among the A-type stars, to O stars up to 60 M?. I will discuss the interaction of the winds of the magnetic stars with the fields above their surfaces, generating complex “dynamical magnetosphere” structures detected in optical and UV lines, and in X-ray lines and continuum. Finally, I will discuss the detection of a small number of variable O stars in the LMC and SMC that exhibit spectral characteristics analogous to the known Galactic magnetic stars, and that almost certainly represent the first known examples of extragalactic magnetic stars.

  5. Optically-Induced Persistent Magnetization in Oxygen Deficient Strontium Titanate

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    Crooker, Scott

    2015-03-01

    Interest in electronics and spintronics based on complex oxide materials has exploded in recent years, fueled by the ability to grow atomically-precise heterostructures of various oxides 1. A foundational material in this burgeoning field is strontium titanate, a (nominally) non-magnetic wide-bandgap semiconductor. Owing to its ubiquity in oxide materials science, studies of SrTiO3's interesting dielectric, lattice, and optical properties represent mature research areas. However, renewed interest in SrTiO3 was recently sparked by observations of unexpected spin and magnetization phenomena at interfaces between SrTiO3 and other nonmagnetic oxides 1. The formation and distribution of oxygen vacancies (VO) in SrTiO3 are widely thought to play an essential but as-yet-incompletely understood role in these emergent phenomena. Here we demonstrate a surprising new aspect to the phenomenology of magnetism in SrTiO3 by reporting the observation of an optically-induced and persistent magnetization in slightly oxygen-deficient SrTiO3-? bulk crystals, using magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy and optically-coupled SQUID studies 2. This magnetization appears below 18K, persists for hours below 10K, and is tunable via the polarization and wavelength of sub-bandgap (400-500 nm) light. As such, magnetic patterns can be ``written'' into SrTiO3-?, and subsequently read out, using light alone. This magnetism occurs only in crystals containing VO, and is consistent with a metastable spin polarization of VO-related defect complexes. These data reveal a detailed interplay between magnetism, lattice defects, and light in an archetypal complex oxide material, which may yield new insights into the recent exciting spin physics observed at oxide interfaces.

  6. Optical methods for visualization of ultrasound fields

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    Kudo, Nobuki

    2015-07-01

    A brief review of optical techniques for visualizing ultrasound fields is given. Acousto-optic interaction is discussed as a basic principle for visualizing inhomogeneity in refractive index fields. Light diffraction and deflection are also discussed as important phenomena, especially for visualization of ultrasound fields. Three techniques, Schlieren, phase contrast, and shadowgraph techniques, used for visualization of ultrasound fields are reviewed with discussion of the differences in optical systems and visualized field images. A newly developed focused shadowgraph technique that achieves sensitive detection with simple optics is introduced, and its usefulness for visualization of very short pulses of diagnostic ultrasound equipment is shown.

  7. Deformation of Water by a Magnetic Field

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    Chen, Zijun; Dahlberg, E. Dan

    2011-01-01

    After the discovery that superconducting magnets could levitate diamagnetic objects, researchers became interested in measuring the repulsion of diamagnetic fluids in strong magnetic fields, which was given the name "The Moses Effect." Both for the levitation experiments and the quantitative studies on liquids, the large magnetic fields necessary…

  8. Coupled Field Synthesis in Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paolo Di Barba; Fabrizio Dughiero; Elisabetta Sieni; Alessandro Candeo

    2011-01-01

    AGNETIC fluid hyperthermia (MFH) uses magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) excited by an ac magnetic field to destroy cancer tissues (i.e., the target tissue) by means of induced heat [1]. In general, this kind of device exhibits a large iron core. For instance, at the Charité hospital in Berlin, Germany, the equipment for this kind of technique has a magnetic field source

  9. Field Corrections of Open MRI Superconducting Magnets

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    Tetsuya Matsuda; Akihiko Ariyoshi; Hajime Tanabe

    2005-01-01

    We constructed open MRI superconducting magnets with an iron yoke that generates a 0.7T highly uniform magnetic field. A program that compensates for the error field of those magnets was developed that uses linear programming to achieve an optimal arrangement of a large number of small iron shims. Since additional homogeneity compensation near the target value becomes difficult, we also

  10. Neutrinos with Mixing in Twisting Magnetic Fields

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    E. Kh. Akhmedov; S. T. Petcov; A. Yu. Smirnov

    1993-01-06

    Transitions in a system of neutrinos with vacuum mixing and magnetic moments, propagating in matter and transverse magnetic field, are considered. It is shown that in the realistic case of magnetic field direction varying along the neutrino path qualitatively new phenomena become possible: permutation of neutrino conversion resonances, appearance of resonances in the neutrino-antineutrino ($\

  11. Helicity of the Solar Magnetic Field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari

    2009-01-01

    Magnetic helicity is a physical quantity that measures the degree of linkages and twistedness in the field lines. It is given by a volume integral over the scalar product of magnetic field B and its vector potential A. Direct computation of magnetic helicity in the solar atmosphere is not possible due to two reasons. First, we do not have the

  12. ELECTRON SPECTROMETER WITH TOROIDAL MAGNETIC FIELD

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    A. E. Dubinov; N. V. Minashkin; V. D. Selemir; N. V. Stepanov; V. E. Vatrunin

    1993-01-01

    The spectrometer allows to measure the spectrum of the electron beam, generated in the magnetized diode. Principle of the spectrometer's operation consists in spatial separation of Merent energies particles in gradient static magnetic field. Numerical integration of electron movement equations in the toroidal magnetic field %l\\/r -manner, is consistent with the experimental results received at 1-3000 accelerator. The results of

  13. Electric-field control of magnetic domain wall motion and local magnetization reversal

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    Lahtinen, Tuomas H. E.; Franke, Kévin J. A.; van Dijken, Sebastiaan

    2012-01-01

    Spintronic devices currently rely on magnetic switching or controlled motion of domain walls by an external magnetic field or spin-polarized current. Achieving the same degree of magnetic controllability using an electric field has potential advantages including enhanced functionality and low power consumption. Here we report on an approach to electrically control local magnetic properties, including the writing and erasure of regular ferromagnetic domain patterns and the motion of magnetic domain walls, in CoFe-BaTiO3 heterostructures. Our method is based on recurrent strain transfer from ferroelastic domains in ferroelectric media to continuous magnetostrictive films with negligible magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Optical polarization microscopy of both ferromagnetic and ferroelectric domain structures reveals that domain correlations and strong inter-ferroic domain wall pinning persist in an applied electric field. This leads to an unprecedented electric controllability over the ferromagnetic microstructure, an accomplishment that produces giant magnetoelectric coupling effects and opens the way to electric-field driven spintronics. PMID:22355770

  14. Electric-field control of magnetic domain wall motion and local magnetization reversal.

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    Lahtinen, Tuomas H E; Franke, Kévin J A; van Dijken, Sebastiaan

    2012-01-01

    Spintronic devices currently rely on magnetic switching or controlled motion of domain walls by an external magnetic field or spin-polarized current. Achieving the same degree of magnetic controllability using an electric field has potential advantages including enhanced functionality and low power consumption. Here we report on an approach to electrically control local magnetic properties, including the writing and erasure of regular ferromagnetic domain patterns and the motion of magnetic domain walls, in CoFe-BaTiO(3) heterostructures. Our method is based on recurrent strain transfer from ferroelastic domains in ferroelectric media to continuous magnetostrictive films with negligible magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Optical polarization microscopy of both ferromagnetic and ferroelectric domain structures reveals that domain correlations and strong inter-ferroic domain wall pinning persist in an applied electric field. This leads to an unprecedented electric controllability over the ferromagnetic microstructure, an accomplishment that produces giant magnetoelectric coupling effects and opens the way to electric-field driven spintronics. PMID:22355770

  15. Highly sensitive magnetic field sensor based on microfiber coupler with magnetic fluid

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    Luo, Longfeng; Pu, Shengli; Tang, Jiali; Zeng, Xianglong; Lahoubi, Mahieddine

    2015-05-01

    A kind of magnetic field sensor using a microfiber coupler (MFC) surrounded with magnetic fluid (MF) is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. As the MFC is strongly sensitive to the surrounding refractive index (RI) and MF's RI is sensitive to magnetic field, the magnetic field sensing function of the proposed structure is realized. Interrogation of magnetic field strength is achieved by measuring the dip wavelength shift and transmission loss change of the transmission spectrum. The experimental results show that the sensitivity of the sensor is wavelength-dependent. The maximum sensitivity of 191.8 pm/Oe is achieved at wavelength of around 1537 nm in this work. In addition, a sensitivity of -0.037 dB/Oe is achieved by monitoring variation of the fringe visibility. These suggest the potential applications of the proposed structure in tunable all-in-fiber photonic devices such as magneto-optical modulator, filter, and sensing.

  16. Lanthanide doped nanoparticles as remote sensors for magnetic fields

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    Chen, Ping; Zhang, Junpei; Xu, Beibei; Sang, Xiangwen; Chen, Weibo; Liu, Xiaofeng; Han, Junbo; Qiu, Jianrong

    2014-09-01

    We report the effect of magnetic fields (MFs) on emission Eu-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles. A notable shift in the position of emission bands and the suppressed emission intensity are observed with the MF. These magnetic-optical interactions are explained in terms of the Zeeman effect, enhanced cross-relaxation rate and change of site symmetry.We report the effect of magnetic fields (MFs) on emission Eu-doped NaYF4 nanoparticles. A notable shift in the position of emission bands and the suppressed emission intensity are observed with the MF. These magnetic-optical interactions are explained in terms of the Zeeman effect, enhanced cross-relaxation rate and change of site symmetry. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c4nr02983f

  17. Near-Field Optical Data Storage Proefschrift

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    #12;#12;Near-Field Optical Data Storage Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van doctor aan de schematically depicts the light-path of the near-field optical recording set-up that is described in this thesis, coding and bit detection 8 2.2 Read-out of optical discs 10 2.3 Key parameters of consumer optical disc

  18. ECE 390 Electric & Magnetic Fields Catalog Description: Static and quasi-static electric and magnetic fields.

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    ECE 390 ­ Electric & Magnetic Fields Catalog Description: Static and quasi-static electric and magnetic fields. Credits: 4 Terms Offered: Fall Prerequisites: MTH 255, ENGR 203 (concurrent enrollment fields in free space, Ampere's circuital law, vector magnetic potential · Biot-Savart law, magnetic

  19. Optical diagnostics on the Magnetized Shock Experiment (MSX)

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    Boguski, J. C.; Weber, T. E.; Intrator, T. P.; Smith, R. J.; Dunn, J. P.; Hutchinson, T. M.; Gao, K. W.

    2013-10-01

    The Magnetized Shock Experiment (MSX) at Los Alamos National Laboratory was built to investigate the physics of high Alfvén Mach number, supercritical, magnetized shocks through the acceleration and subsequent stagnation of a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasmoid against a magnetic mirror and/or plasma target. A suite of optical diagnostics has recently been fielded on MSX to characterize plasma conditions during the formation, acceleration, and stagnation phases of the experiment. CCD-backed streak and framing cameras, and a fiber-based visible light array, provide information regarding FRC shape, velocity, and instability growth. Time-resolved narrow and broadband spectroscopy provides information on pre-shock plasma temperature, impurity levels, shock location, and non-thermal ion distributions within the shock region. Details of the diagnostic design, configuration, and characterization will be presented along with initial results. The Magnetized Shock Experiment (MSX) at Los Alamos National Laboratory was built to investigate the physics of high Alfvén Mach number, supercritical, magnetized shocks through the acceleration and subsequent stagnation of a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) plasmoid against a magnetic mirror and/or plasma target. A suite of optical diagnostics has recently been fielded on MSX to characterize plasma conditions during the formation, acceleration, and stagnation phases of the experiment. CCD-backed streak and framing cameras, and a fiber-based visible light array, provide information regarding FRC shape, velocity, and instability growth. Time-resolved narrow and broadband spectroscopy provides information on pre-shock plasma temperature, impurity levels, shock location, and non-thermal ion distributions within the shock region. Details of the diagnostic design, configuration, and characterization will be presented along with initial results. This work is supported by the Center for Magnetic Self Organization, DoE OFES and NNSA under LANS contract DE-AC52-06NA25369. Approved for public release: LA-UR- 13-25190.

  20. Optical, magnetic and electronic properties of graphene quantum dots

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    A. Devrim Guclu

    2011-01-01

    We present a theory of optical, magnetic and electronic properties of graphene quantum dots. We demonstrate that there exists a class of triangular graphene quantum dots with zigzag edges [1-8] which combines magnetic, optical and transport properties in a single-material structure. These dots exhibit robust magnetic moment and optical transitions simultaneously in the THz, visible and UV spectral ranges due

  1. The flexible magnetic field thruster

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    Brophy, J. R.; Wilbur, P. J.

    1982-01-01

    The thruster is designed so that ion currents to various internal surfaces can be measured directly; these measurements facilitate calculations of the distribution of ion currents inside the discharge chamber. Experiments are described suggesting that the distribution of ion currents inside the discharge chamber is strongly dependent on the shape and strength of the magnetic field but independent of the discharge current, discharge voltage, and neutral flow rate. Measurements of the energy cost per plasma ion suggest that this cost decreases with increasing magnetic field strength as a consequence of increased anode shielding from the primary electrons. Energy costs per argon plasma ion as low as 50 eV are measured. The energy cost per beam ion is found to be a function of the energy cost per plasma ion, extracted ion fraction, and discharge voltage. Part of the energy cost per beam ion has to do with creating many ions in the plasma and then extracting only a fraction of them into the beam. The balance of the energy goes into accelerating the remaining plasma ions into the walls of the discharge chamber.

  2. Bipolar pulse field for magnetic refrigeration

    DOEpatents

    Lubell, Martin S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1994-01-01

    A magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes first and second steady state magnets, each having a field of substantially equal strength and opposite polarity, first and second bodies made of magnetocaloric material disposed respectively in the influence of the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, and a pulsed magnet, concentric with the first and second steady state magnets, and having a field which cycles between the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, thereby cyclically magnetizing and demagnetizing and thus heating and cooling the first and second bodies. Heat exchange apparatus of suitable design can be used to expose a working fluid to the first and second bodies of magnetocaloric material. A controller is provided to synchronize the flow of working fluid with the changing states of magnetization of the first and second bodies.

  3. Magnetic field topology of the RS CVn star II Pegasi

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    Kochukhov, O.; Mantere, M. J.; Hackman, T.; Ilyin, I.

    2013-02-01

    Context. The dynamo processes in cool active stars generate complex magnetic fields responsible for prominent surface stellar activity and variability at different time scales. For a small number of cool stars magnetic field topologies were reconstructed from the time series of spectropolarimetric observations using the Zeeman Doppler imaging (ZDI) method, often yielding surprising and controversial results. Aims: In this study we follow a long-term evolution of the magnetic field topology of the RS CVn binary star II Peg using a more self-consistent and physically more meaningful modelling approach compared to previous ZDI studies. Methods: We collected high-resolution circular polarisation observations of II Peg using the SOFIN spectropolarimeter at the Nordic Optical Telescope. These data cover 12 epochs spread over 7 years, comprising one of the most comprehensive spectropolarimetric data sets acquired for a cool active star. A multi-line diagnostic technique in combination with a new ZDI code is applied to interpret these observations. Results: We have succeeded in detecting clear magnetic field signatures in average Stokes V profiles for all 12 data sets. These profiles typically have complex shapes and amplitudes of ~10-3 of the unpolarised continuum, corresponding to mean longitudinal fields of 50-100 G. Magnetic inversions using these data reveals evolving magnetic fields with typical local strengths of 0.5-1.0 kG and complex topologies. Despite using a self-consistent magnetic and temperature mapping technique, we do not find a clear correlation between magnetic and temperature features in the ZDI maps. Neither do we confirm the presence of persistent azimuthal field rings found in other RS CVn stars. Reconstruction of the magnetic field topology of II Peg reveals significant evolution of both the surface magnetic field structure and the extended magnetospheric field geometry on the time scale covered by our observations. From 2004 to 2010 the total field energy drastically declined and the field became less axisymmetric. This also coincided with the transition from predominantly poloidal to mainly toroidal field topology. Conclusions: A qualitative comparison of the ZDI maps of II Peg with the prediction of dynamo theory suggests that the magnetic field in this star is produced mainly by the turbulent ?2 dynamo rather than the solar ?? dynamo. Our results do not show a clear active longitude system, nor is there evidence of the presence of an azimuthal dynamo wave. Based on observations obtained with the Nordic Optical Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma jointly by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, at the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias.

  4. Magnetic field measurements of ? Eridani from Zeeman broadening

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    Lehmann, L. T.; Künstler, A.; Carroll, T. A.

    2015-04-01

    We present new magnetic field measurements of the K2 main-sequence star ? Eri based on principal components analysis (PCA) line-profile reconstructions. The aim of this paper is to quantify the surface-averaged magnetic field and search for possible variations. A total of 338 optical échelle spectra from our robotic telescope facility STELLA with a spectral resolution of 55 000 were available for analysis. This time-series was used to search for the small line-profile variations due to a surface magnetic field with the help of a PCA. Evidence for a spatial and temporal inhomogeneous magnetic field distribution is presented. The mean, surface averaged, magnetic field strength was found to be < B > = 186 ± 47 G in good agreement with previous Zeeman-broadening measurements. Clear short-term variations of the surface averaged magnetic field of up to few tens Gauss were detected together with evidence for a three-year cycle in the surface-averaged magnetic field of ? Eri. Based on data obtained with the STELLA robotic telescopes in Tenerife, an AIP facility jointly operated with IAC.

  5. Magnetic field measurements of $\\epsilon$ Eridani from Zeeman broadening

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    Lehmann, L T; Carroll, T A; Strassmeier, K G

    2015-01-01

    We present new magnetic field measurements of the K2 main-sequence star $\\epsilon$ Eridani based on principal components analysis (PCA) line-profile reconstructions. The aim of this paper is to quantify the surface-averaged magnetic field and search for possible variations. A total of 338 optical echelle spectra from our robotic telescope facility STELLA with a spectral resolution of 55,000 were available for analysis. This time-series was used to search for the small line-profile variations due to a surface magnetic field with the help of a PCA. Evidence for a spatial and temporal inhomogeneous magnetic field distribution is presented. The mean, surface averaged, magnetic field strength was found to be $\\langle B \\rangle = 186 \\pm 47\\,\\mathrm{G}$ in good agreement with previous Zeeman-broadening measurements. Clear short-term variations of the surface averaged magnetic field of up to few tens Gauss were detected together with evidence for a three-year cycle in the surface-averaged magnetic field of $\\epsilon...

  6. Exploring Magnetic Fields in Your Environment

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    This is a lesson about measuring magnetic field directions of Earth and in the environment. First, learners go outside, far away from buildings, power lines, or anything electrical or metal, and use compasses to identify magnetic North. Next, they use the compasses to probe whether there are any sources of magnetic fields in the local environment, including around electronic equipment such as a CD player and speakers. This is the first lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

  7. Nonconservative electric and magnetic optical forces on submicron dielectric particles

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    Gomez-Medina, Raquel; Nieto-Vesperinas, Manuel [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Campus de Cantoblanco, Madrid E-28049 (Spain); Saenz, Juan Jose [Departamento de Fisica de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Paseo Manuel Lardizabal 4, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain)

    2011-03-15

    We present a study of the total force on a small lossless dielectric particle, which presents both an electric and magnetic response, in a optical vortex wave field. We show that the force is a simple combination of conservative and nonconservative steady forces that can rectify the flow of magnetodielectric particles. In a vortex lattice the electric-magnetic dipolar interaction can spin the particles either in or out of the whirl sites leading to trapping or diffusion. Specifically, we analyze force effects on submicron silicon spheres in the near infrared, proving that the results previously discussed for hypothetical magnetodielectric particles can be observed for these Si particles.

  8. Magnetic Fields and Rotations of Protostars

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    Masahiro N. Machida; Shu-ichiro Inutsuka; Tomoaki Matsumoto

    2007-07-21

    The evolution of the magnetic field and angular momentum in the collapsing cloud core is studied using three-dimensional resistive MHD nested grid simulations. Starting with a Bonnor-Ebert isothermal cloud rotating in a uniform magnetic field, we calculate the cloud evolution from the molecular cloud core (n=10^4 cm^-3) to the stellar core (n \\simeq 10^22 cm^-3). The magnetic field strengths at the center of the clouds converge to a certain value as the clouds collapse, when the clouds have the same angular momenta but different strengths of the magnetic fields at the initial state. For 10^12 cm^-3 magnetic field from the collapsing cloud core, and the magnetic field lines, which are strongly twisted for n magnetic field lines are twisted and amplified again for nc > 10^16 cm^-3, because the magnetic field is recoupled with the warm gas. Finally, protostars at their formation epoch have 0.1-1kG of the magnetic fields, which are comparable to observations. The magnetic field strength of protostar slightly depends on the angular momentum of the host cloud. The protostar formed from the slowly rotating cloud core has a stronger magnetic field. The evolution of the angular momentum is closely related to the evolution of the magnetic field. The angular momentum in the collapsing cloud is removed by the magnetic effect. The formed protostars have 0.1-2 days of the rotation period at their formation epoch, which are slightly shorter than the observation. This indicates that the further removal mechanism of the angular momentum such as interaction between the protostar and disk, wind gas or jet is important in further evolution of the protostar.

  9. Detection of weak (˜0.5-300nT), low frequency (5-100Hz) magnetic fields at room temperature by kilohertz modulation of the magneto-optical hysteresis in rare earth-iron garnet films

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    Hafez, J. M.; Gao, J.; Eden, J. G.

    2007-03-01

    Periodic magnetic fields with frequencies in the 5-100Hz range and peak strengths as low as 0.5nT have been detected at 300K by modulating at kHz rates the magneto-optical response of epitaxial (Tm,Bi)3(Ga,Fe)5O12 rare earth-iron garnet films at ? =532nm. By exploiting the ˜1°/?T slope of the magneto-optical transition region between the two magnetization states of these low coercivity (<0.5mT) films, sub3-30m/s for modulation frequencies in the 0.3-10kHz interval, and the noise generated by wall motion appears to be the primary barrier to further reductions in the detection sensitivity floor. Films with thicknesses of 2-4?m and mean domain widths of 3-6mm exhibit figures of merit (?/?) of ˜3°-8.5° at 532nm. Imaging of mesoscopic magnetic particles is demonstrated with a spatial resolution of <300?m.

  10. A magneto-optic probe for magnetic fluctuation measurements.

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    Przybysz, W S; Ellis, J; Thakur, S Chakraborty; Hansen, A; Hardin, R A; Sears, S; Scime, E E

    2009-10-01

    Results from a proof-of-principle experiment are presented that demonstrate it is possible to construct a completely optical, robust, and compact probe capable of spatially resolved measurements of magnetic field fluctuations smaller than 1 G over a frequency range of 1 Hz-8 MHz in a plasma. In contrast to conventional coil probes, the signal strength is independent of fluctuation frequency and the measurement technique is immune to electrostatic pickup. The probe consists of a high Verdet constant crystal, two polarizers, optical fibers, and a photodetector. PMID:19895059

  11. A magneto-optic probe for magnetic fluctuation measurements

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    Przybysz, W. S.; Ellis, J.; Thakur, S. Chakraborty; Hansen, A.; Hardin, R. A.; Sears, S.; Scime, E. E.

    2009-10-01

    Results from a proof-of-principle experiment are presented that demonstrate it is possible to construct a completely optical, robust, and compact probe capable of spatially resolved measurements of magnetic field fluctuations smaller than 1 G over a frequency range of 1 Hz-8 MHz in a plasma. In contrast to conventional coil probes, the signal strength is independent of fluctuation frequency and the measurement technique is immune to electrostatic pickup. The probe consists of a high Verdet constant crystal, two polarizers, optical fibers, and a photodetector.

  12. Optically detected electron paramagnetic resonance by microwave modulated magnetic circular dichroism

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    Suter, Dieter

    Optically detected electron paramagnetic resonance by microwave modulated magnetic circular. Transitions of the electron spin are excited with a microwave field perpendicular to the static magnetic field Kingdom Received 28 July 1999; accepted 16 August 1999 Electron paramagnetic resonance EPR can be detected

  13. Magnetic fields in cometary globules. I. CG 22

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    T. K. Sridharan; H. C. Bhatt; J. Rajagopal

    1996-01-01

    The authors report first results from a programme to study magnetic fields in cometary globules (CGs). These are clouds near massive stars showing a head-tail morphology. Linear optical polarization measurements on stars seen projected on CG 22 in the Gum-Vela region are presented. A majority of the stars seen within the boundary of the cloud show a polarization of ?1

  14. Thermal and high magnetic field treatment of materials and associated apparatus

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    Kisner, Roger A.; Wilgen, John B.; Ludtka, Gerard M.; Jaramillo, Roger A.; Mackiewicz-Ludtka, Gail

    2010-06-29

    An apparatus and method for altering characteristics, such as can include structural, magnetic, electrical, optical or acoustical characteristics, of an electrically-conductive workpiece utilizes a magnetic field within which the workpiece is positionable and schemes for thermally treating the workpiece by heating or cooling techniques in conjunction with the generated magnetic field so that the characteristics of the workpiece are effected by both the generated magnetic field and the thermal treatment of the workpiece.

  15. Plasma and Magnetic Field Inside Magnetic Clouds: a Global Study

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    C. Cid; M. A. Hidalgo; T. Nieves-Chinchilla; J. Sequeiros; A. F. Viñas

    2002-01-01

    Data observed during spacecraft encounters with magnetic clouds have been extensively analyzed in the literature. Moreover, several models have been proposed for the magnetic topology of these events, and fitted to the observations. Although these interplanetary events present well-defined plasma features, none of those models have included a simultaneous analysis of magnetic field and plasma data. Using as a starting

  16. Magneto-optical studies of magnetization processes in high-Tc superconductors structure.

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    Vlasko-Vlasox, V. K.

    1998-12-02

    Magneto-optical imaging is a powerful tool for nondestructive quality control and scientific research through visualization of magnetic fields around any magnetic flux or current carrying sample. It allows real time observations of domain structures and their transformations in magnetics, static and dynamic field patterns due to inhomogeneous currents in electric circuits and superconductors, and reveals distortions of the fields due to defects. In addition to qualitative pictures showing different details in the intensities of the magneto-optical images, one can obtain quantitative maps of field distributions and retrieve values of the underlying currents or magnetization variations. In this review we discuss the advantages of magneto-optics for studies of superconductors, show its place among other techniques, and report recent results in magneto-optical investigations of high temperature superconductors (HTS).

  17. Magnetic field sensor for isotropically sensing an incident magnetic field in a sensor plane

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    Pant, Bharat B. (Inventor); Wan, Hong (Inventor)

    2001-01-01

    A magnetic field sensor that isotropically senses an incident magnetic field. This is preferably accomplished by providing a magnetic field sensor device that has one or more circular shaped magnetoresistive sensor elements for sensing the incident magnetic field. The magnetoresistive material used is preferably isotropic, and may be a CMR material or some form of a GMR material. Because the sensor elements are circular in shape, shape anisotropy is eliminated. Thus, the resulting magnetic field sensor device provides an output that is relatively independent of the direction of the incident magnetic field in the sensor plane.

  18. DC-based magnetic field controller

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    Kotter, D.K.; Rankin, R.A.; Morgan, J.P.

    1994-05-31

    A magnetic field controller is described for laboratory devices and in particular to dc operated magnetic field controllers for mass spectrometers, comprising a dc power supply in combination with improvements to a Hall probe subsystem, display subsystem, preamplifier, field control subsystem, and an output stage. 1 fig.

  19. DC-based magnetic field controller

    DOEpatents

    Kotter, Dale K. (Shelley, ID); Rankin, Richard A. (Ammon, ID); Morgan, John P,. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1994-01-01

    A magnetic field controller for laboratory devices and in particular to dc operated magnetic field controllers for mass spectrometers, comprising a dc power supply in combination with improvements to a hall probe subsystem, display subsystem, preamplifier, field control subsystem, and an output stage.

  20. Static uniform magnetic fields and amoebae

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    Berk, S.G.; Srikanth, S.; Mahajan, S.M.; Ventrice, C.A. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)] [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)

    1997-03-01

    Three species of potentially pathogenic amoebae were exposed to 71 and 106.5 mT from constant homogeneous magnetic fields and examined for inhibition of population growth. The number of amoebae for three species was significantly less than controls after a 72 h exposure to the magnetic fields when the temperature was 20 C or above. Axenic cultures, i.e., cultures grown without bacteria, were significantly affected after only 24 h. In 20 of 21 tests using the three species, the magnetic field significantly inhibited the growth of amoebae. In one test in which the temperature was 20 C for 48 h, exposure to the magnetic field was not inhibitory. Final numbers of magnetic field-exposed amoebae ranged from 9 to 72% lower than the final numbers of unexposed controls, depending on the species. This research may lead to disinfection strategies utilizing magnetic fields for surfaces on which pathogenic amoebae may proliferate.

  1. Extraterrestrial Magnetic Fields: Achievements and Opportunities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    EDWARD J. SMITHAND; Charles Sonett

    1976-01-01

    The major scientific achievements associated with the measurement of magnetic fields in space over the past decade and a half are reviewed. Aspects of space technology relevant to magnetic-field observations are discussed, including the different types of magnetometers used and how they operate, problems arising from spacecraft-generated magnetic fields and the appropriate countermeasures that have been developed and on-board processing

  2. Magnetic field effects on plasma ionization balance

    SciTech Connect

    Weisheit, J.C.

    1995-12-31

    Magnetic fields give rise to several phenomena that can significantly affect ionization balance in a plasma. Theoretical models commonly used to determine the charge state distribution (viz., ) of ions in non-magnetized plasmas are reviewed first, for both equilibrium and non-equilibrium situations. Then, after a brief survey of laboratory and cosmic plasmas with strong fields, B > 10{sup 6} Gauss, some of the ways such magnetic fields influence are highlighted. Most key problems have yet to be tackled.

  3. Origin of magnetic fields in galaxies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rafael S. de Souza; Reuven Opher

    2010-01-01

    Microgauss magnetic fields are observed in all galaxies at low and high redshifts. The origin of these intense magnetic fields is a challenging question in astrophysics. We show here that the natural plasma fluctuations in the primordial Universe (assumed to be random), predicted by the fluctuation -dissipation theorem, predicts ˜0.034muG fields over ˜0.3kpc regions in galaxies. If the dipole magnetic

  4. Atomic magnetic gradiometer for room temperature high sensitivity magnetic field detection

    DOEpatents

    Xu,Shoujun (Berkeley, CA); Lowery, Thomas L. (Belmont, MA); Budker, Dmitry (El Cerrito, CA); Yashchuk, Valeriy V. (Richmond, CA); Wemmer, David E. (Berkeley, CA); Pines, Alexander (Berkeley, CA)

    2009-08-11

    A laser-based atomic magnetometer (LBAM) apparatus measures magnetic fields, comprising: a plurality of polarization detector cells to detect magnetic fields; a laser source optically coupled to the polarization detector cells; and a signal detector that measures the laser source after being coupled to the polarization detector cells, which may be alkali cells. A single polarization cell may be used for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) by prepolarizing the nuclear spins of an analyte, encoding spectroscopic and/or spatial information, and detecting NMR signals from the analyte with a laser-based atomic magnetometer to form NMR spectra and/or magnetic resonance images (MRI). There is no need of a magnetic field or cryogenics in the detection step, as it is detected through the LBAM.

  5. Minimizing magnetic fields for precision experiments

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    Altarev, I.; Fierlinger, P.; Lins, T.; Marino, M. G.; Nießen, B.; Petzoldt, G.; Reisner, M.; Stuiber, S.; Sturm, M.; Taggart Singh, J.; Taubenheim, B.; Rohrer, H. K.; Schläpfer, U.

    2015-06-01

    An increasing number of measurements in fundamental and applied physics rely on magnetically shielded environments with sub nano-Tesla residual magnetic fields. State of the art magnetically shielded rooms (MSRs) consist of up to seven layers of high permeability materials in combination with highly conductive shields. Proper magnetic equilibration is crucial to obtain such low magnetic fields with small gradients in any MSR. Here, we report on a scheme to magnetically equilibrate MSRs with a 10 times reduced duration of the magnetic equilibration sequence and a significantly lower magnetic field with improved homogeneity. For the search of the neutron's electric dipole moment, our finding corresponds to a 40% improvement of the statistical reach of the measurement. However, this versatile procedure can improve the performance of any MSR for any application.

  6. Minimizing magnetic fields for precision experiments

    E-print Network

    Altarev, I; Lins, T; Marino, M G; Nießen, B; Petzoldt, G; Reisner, M; Stuiber, S; Sturm, M; Singh, J T; Taubenheim, B; Rohrer, H K; Schläpfer, U

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of measurements in fundamental and applied physics rely on magnetically shielded environments with sub nano-Tesla residual magnetic fields. State of the art magnetically shielded rooms (MSRs) consist of up to seven layers of high permeability materials in combination with highly conductive shields. Proper magnetic equilibration is crucial to obtain such low magnetic fields with small gradients in any MSR. Here we report on a scheme to magnetically equilibrate MSRs with a 10 times reduced duration of the magnetic equilibration sequence and a significantly lower magnetic field with improved homogeneity. For the search of the neutron's electric dipole moment, our finding corresponds to a linear improvement in the systematic reach and a 40 % improvement of the statistical reach of the measurement. However, this versatile procedure can improve the performance of any MSR for any application.

  7. Magnetic field properties of SSC model dipole magnets

    SciTech Connect

    Wake, M.; Bossert, R.; Carson, J.; Delchamps, S.; Jaffery, T.S.; Kinney, W.; Koska, W.; Lamm, M.J.; Strait, J. (Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)); Butteris, J.; Sims, R.; Winters, M. (Superconducting Super Collider Lab., Dallas, TX (United States))

    1992-09-01

    SSC 1.5m model dipole magnets were built and tested at Fermilab. Magnetic field properties were studied in term of transfer function variation and multipole components. The results were satisfactory. Observation of periodicity of remanent field along the axis is also reported.

  8. Magnetic Resonance Imaging System Based on Earth's Magnetic Field

    E-print Network

    Stepi?nik, Janez

    of the magnetic field enables scanning of very large volume samples. Reduction in S/N ratio due to the weak in the case of strong magnetic fields, detection and processing of low frequency signal are less 655 DOI: 10 Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 655­667, 2004 #12;demanding for the electronics. The techniques used

  9. Magnetic field waves at Uranus

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    Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

    1991-01-01

    The proposed research efforts funded by the UDAP grant to the BRI involve the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. This is a collaborative venture bringing together investigators at the BRI, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In addition, other collaborations have been formed with investigators granted UDAP funds for similar studies and with investigators affiliated with other Voyager experiments. These investigations and the corresponding collaborations are included in the report. The proposed effort as originally conceived included an examination of waves downstream from the shock within the magnetosheath. However, the observations of unexpected complexity and diversity within the upstream region have necessitated that we confine our efforts to those observations recorded upstream of the bow shock on the inbound and outbound legs of the encounter by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

  10. Magnetic monopole field exposed by electrons

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    Béché, Armand; van Boxem, Ruben; van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Verbeeck, Jo

    2014-01-01

    The experimental search for magnetic monopole particles has, so far, been in vain. Nevertheless, these elusive particles of magnetic charge have fuelled a rich field of theoretical study. Here, we created an approximation of a magnetic monopole in free space at the end of a long, nanoscopically thin magnetic needle. We experimentally demonstrate that the interaction of this approximate magnetic monopole field with a beam of electrons produces an electron vortex state, as theoretically predicted for a true magnetic monopole. This fundamental quantum mechanical scattering experiment is independent of the speed of the electrons and has consequences for all situations where electrons meet such monopole magnetic fields, as, for example, in solids. The set-up not only shows an attractive way to produce electron vortex states but also provides a unique insight into monopole fields and shows that electron vortices might well occur in unexplored solid-state physics situations.

  11. Magnetic vector field tag and seal

    DOEpatents

    Johnston, Roger G.; Garcia, Anthony R.

    2004-08-31

    One or more magnets are placed in a container (preferably on objects inside the container) and the magnetic field strength and vector direction are measured with a magnetometer from at least one location near the container to provide the container with a magnetic vector field tag and seal. The location(s) of the magnetometer relative to the container are also noted. If the position of any magnet inside the container changes, then the measured vector fields at the these locations also change, indicating that the tag has been removed, the seal has broken, and therefore that the container and objects inside may have been tampered with. A hollow wheel with magnets inside may also provide a similar magnetic vector field tag and seal. As the wheel turns, the magnets tumble randomly inside, removing the tag and breaking the seal.

  12. Ferroelectric Cathodes in Transverse Magnetic Fields

    SciTech Connect

    Alexander Dunaevsky; Yevgeny Raitses; Nathaniel J. Fisch

    2002-07-29

    Experimental investigations of a planar ferroelectric cathode in a transverse magnetic field up to 3 kGs are presented. It is shown that the transverse magnetic field affects differently the operation of ferroelectric plasma cathodes in ''bright'' and ''dark'' modes in vacuum. In the ''bright'' mode, when the surface plasma is formed, the application of the transverse magnetic field leads to an increase of the surface plasma density. In the ''dark'' mode, the magnetic field inhibits the development of electron avalanches along the surface, as it does similarly in other kinds of surface discharges in the pre-breakdown mode.

  13. Magnetic fields in anisotropic relativistic stars

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    Folomeev, Vladimir; Dzhunushaliev, Vladimir

    2015-02-01

    Relativistic, spherically symmetric configurations consisting of a gravitating magnetized anisotropic fluid are studied. For such configurations, we obtain static equilibrium solutions with an axisymmetric, poloidal magnetic field produced by toroidal electric currents. The presence of such a field results in small deviations of the shape of the configuration from spherical symmetry. This in turn leads to the modification of an equation for the current and correspondingly to changes in the structure of the internal magnetic field for the systems supported by the anisotropic fluid, in contrast to the case of an isotropic fluid, where such deviations do not affect the magnetic field.

  14. Magnetic Fields in the Milky Way

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    Haverkorn, Marijke

    This chapter presents a review of observational studies to determine the magnetic field in the Milky Way, both in the disk and in the halo, focused on recent developments and on magnetic fields in the diffuse interstellar medium. I discuss some terminology which is confusingly or inconsistently used and try to summarize current status of our knowledge on magnetic field configurations and strengths in the Milky Way. Although many open questions still exist, more and more conclusions can be drawn on the large-scale and small-scale components of the Galactic magnetic field. The chapter is concluded with a brief outlook to observational projects in the near future.

  15. Magnetic fields in anisotropic relativistic stars

    E-print Network

    Vladimir Folomeev; Vladimir Dzhunushaliev

    2015-02-28

    Relativistic, spherically symmetric configurations consisting of a gravitating magnetized anisotropic fluid are studied. For such configurations, we obtain static equilibrium solutions with an axisymmetric, poloidal magnetic field produced by toroidal electric currents. The presence of such a field results in small deviations of the shape of the configuration from spherical symmetry. This in turn leads to the modification of an equation for the current and correspondingly to changes in the structure of the internal magnetic field for the systems supported by the anisotropic fluid, in contrast to the case of an isotropic fluid, where such deviations do not affect the magnetic field.

  16. Magnetic field spectrum at cosmological recombination revisited

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    Saga, Shohei; Ichiki, Kiyotomo; Takahashi, Keitaro; Sugiyama, Naoshi

    2015-06-01

    If vector type perturbations are present in the primordial plasma before recombination, the generation of magnetic fields is known to be inevitable through the Harrison mechanism. In the context of the standard cosmological perturbation theory, nonlinear couplings of first-order scalar perturbations create second-order vector perturbations, which generate magnetic fields. Here we reinvestigate the generation of magnetic fields at second-order in cosmological perturbations on the basis of our previous study, and extend it by newly taking into account the time evolution of purely second-order vector perturbations with a newly developed second-order Boltzmann code. We confirm that the amplitude of magnetic fields from the product-terms of the first-order scalar modes is consistent with the result in our previous study. However, we find, both numerically and analytically, that the magnetic fields from the purely second-order vector perturbations partially cancel out the magnetic fields from one of the product-terms of the first-order scalar modes, in the tight coupling regime in the radiation dominated era. Therefore, the amplitude of the magnetic fields on small scales, k ?10 h Mpc-1 , is smaller than the previous estimates. The amplitude of the generated magnetic fields at cosmological recombination is about Brec=5.0 ×10-24 Gauss on k =5.0 ×10-1 h Mpc-1 . Finally, we discuss the reason for the discrepancies that exist in estimates of the amplitude of magnetic fields among other authors.

  17. Nuclear magnetic resonances in weak fields

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    Mitchell, Richard Warren

    1953-01-01

    ?s technique involves ~ su41ng a molecular beam through tuo sueeessive static magnetic fields shish have gradients in opposite direotions, While passing from ene magnetic field ts tho other~ the beam is irradiated eith electro-mag- nstio ?nsrgy? When tho...Lgneto The ssmple was placed in, the best pert of the field Then a permanent magnet was brought close to the solenoid& snd pointed to a spot gust beyond the sample in such a manner that, the field of the permanent magnet was roughly opposibx to that...

  18. Generation of the magnetic field in jets

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    V. Urpin

    2006-05-22

    We consider dynamo action under the combined influence of turbulence and large-scale shear in sheared jets. Shear can stretch turbulent magnetic field lines in such a way that even turbulent motions showing mirror symmetry become suitable for generation of a large-scale magnetic field. We derive the integral induction equation governing the behaviour of the mean field in jets. The main result is that sheared jets may generate a large-scale magnetic field if shear is sufficiently strong. The generated mean field is mainly concentrated in a magnetic sheath surrounding the central region of a jet, and it exhibits sign reversals in the direction of the jet axis. Typically, the magnetic field in a sheath is dominated by the component along the jet that can reach equipartition with the kinetic energy of particles, The field in the central region of jets has a more disordered structure.

  19. Anisotropic Magnetic-Field Evolution of Valence-Band States in One-Dimensional Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors

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    Yukihiro Harada; Takashi Kita; Osamu Wada; Hiroaki Ando

    2007-01-01

    We have theoretically studied the anisotropic magnetic-field evolution of the valence-band states in CdMnTe quantum wires by using a multiband effective-mass method. The Zeeman diagram depends on the direction of the magnetic field against the wire direction. The optical transition probability has been found to show a dramatic change in the polarization because of the valence-band mixing. The calculated magneto-optical

  20. Reducing Field Distortion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Eom, Byeong Ho; Penanen, Konstantin; Hahn, Inseob

    2010-01-01

    A concept for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that would utilize a relatively weak magnetic field provides for several design features that differ significantly from the corresponding features of conventional MRI systems. Notable among these features are a magnetic-field configuration that reduces (relative to the conventional configuration) distortion and blurring of the image, the use of a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer as the detector, and an imaging procedure suited for the unconventional field configuration and sensor. In a typical application of MRI, a radio-frequency pulse is used to excite precession of the magnetic moments of protons in an applied magnetic field, and the decaying precession is detected for a short time following the pulse. The precession occurs at a resonance frequency proportional to the strengths of the magnetic field and the proton magnetic moment. The magnetic field is configured to vary with position in a known way; hence, by virtue of the aforesaid proportionality, the resonance frequency varies with position in a known way. In other words, position is encoded as resonance frequency. MRI using magnetic fields weaker than those of conventional MRI offers several advantages, including cheaper and smaller equipment, greater compatibility with metallic objects, and higher image quality because of low susceptibility distortion and enhanced spin-lattice-relaxation- time contrast. SQUID MRI is being developed into a practical MRI method for applied magnetic flux densities of the order of only 100 T

  1. Vacuum magnetic linear birefringence using pulsed fields: the BMV experiment

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    A. Cadène; P. Berceau; M. Fouché; R. Battesti; C. Rizzo

    2013-11-22

    We present the current status of the BMV experiment. Our apparatus is based on an up-to-date resonant optical cavity coupled to a transverse magnetic field. We detail our data acquisition and analysis procedure which takes into account the symmetry properties of the raw data with respect to the orientation of the magnetic field and the sign of the cavity birefringence. The measurement result of the vacuum magnetic linear birefringence k_\\mathrm{CM}$ presented in this paper was obtained with about 200 magnetic pulses and a maximum field of 6.5\\,T, giving a noise floor of about $8 \\times 10^{-21}$\\,T$^{-2}$ at $3\\sigma$ confidence level.

  2. Birefringence of silica hydrogels prepared under high magnetic fields reinvestigated

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    Mori, Atsushi; Furukawa, Hidemitsu; Yamato, Masafumi; Takahashi, Kohki

    2014-01-01

    Birefringence is an indicator of structural anisotropy of materials. We measured the birefringence of Pb(II)-doped silica hydrogels prepared under a high magnetic field of various strengths. Because the silica is diamagnetic, one does not expect the structural anisotropy induced by a magnetic field. In previous work [Mori A, Kaito T, Furukawa H 2008 Mater. Lett. 62 3459-3461], we prepared samples in cylindrical cells made of borosilicate glass and obtained a preliminary result indicating a negative birefringence for samples prepared at 5T with the direction of the magnetic field being the optic axis. We have measured the birefringence of Pn(II)-doped silica hydrogels prepared in square cross-sectional cells made of quartz and reverted the previous conclusion. Interestingly, the magnetic-influenced silica hydrogels measured have been classified into four classes: two positive birefringent ones, no birefringent one, and negative birefringent one. Proportionality between birefringence and the strength of magneti...

  3. Pulsed field probe of real time magnetization dynamics in magnetic nanoparticle systems

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    Foulkes, T.; Syed, M.; Taplin, T.

    2015-05-01

    Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are extensively used in biotechnology. These applications rely on magnetic properties that are a keen function of MNP size, distribution, and shape. Various magneto-optical techniques, including Faraday Rotation (FR), Cotton-Mouton Effect, etc., have been employed to characterize magnetic properties of MNPs. Generally, these measurements employ AC or DC fields. In this work, we describe the results from a FR setup that uses pulsed magnetic fields and an analysis technique that makes use of the entire pulse shape to investigate size distribution and shape anisotropy. The setup employs a light source, polarizing components, and a detector that are used to measure the rotation of light from a sample that is subjected to a pulsed magnetic field. This magnetic field "snapshot" is recorded alongside the intensity pulse of the sample's response. This side by side comparison yields useful information about the real time magnetization dynamics of the system being probed. The setup is highly flexible with variable control of pulse length and peak magnitude. Examining the raw data for the response of bare Fe3O4 and hybrid Au and Fe3O4 nanorods reveals interesting information about Brownian relaxation and the hydrodynamic size of these nanorods. This analysis exploits the self-referencing nature of this measurement to highlight the impact of an applied field on creating a field induced transparency for a longitudinal measurement. Possible sources for this behavior include shape anisotropy and field assisted aggregate formation.

  4. Optical analogs of model atoms in fields

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    Milonni, P.W.

    1991-05-02

    The equivalence of the paraxial wave equation to a time-dependent Schroedinger equation is exploited to construct optical analogs of model atoms in monochromatic fields. The approximation of geometrical optics provides the analog of the corresponding classical mechanics. Optical analogs of Rabi oscillations, photoionization, stabilization, and the Kramers-Henneberger transformation are discussed. One possibility for experimental realization of such optical analogs is proposed. These analogs may be useful for studies of quantum chaos'' when the ray trajectories are chaotic. 9 refs.

  5. Pull-in control due to Casimir forces using external magnetic fields

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    Esquivel-Sirvent, R.; Palomino-Ovando, M. A.; Cocoletzi, G. H.

    2009-08-01

    We present a theoretical calculation of the pull-in control in capacitive microswitches actuated by Casimir forces using external magnetic fields. The external magnetic fields induce an optical anisotropy due to the excitation of magnetoplasmons that reduces the Casimir force. The calculations are performed in the Voigt configuration and the results show that as the magnetic field increases the system becomes more stable. The detachment length for a cantilever is also calculated for a cantilever, showing that it increases with increasing magnetic field. At the pull-in separation, the stiffness of the system decreases with the increasing magnetic field.

  6. Pull-in control due to Casimir forces using external magnetic fields

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    R. Esquivel-Sirvent; M. A. Palomino-Ovando; G. H. Cocoletzi

    2009-07-13

    We present a theoretical calculation of the pull-in control in capacitive micro switches actuated by Casimir forces, using external magnetic fields. The external magnetic fields induces an optical anisotropy due to the excitation of magneto plasmons, that reduces the Casimir force. The calculations are performed in the Voigt configuration, and the results show that as the magnetic field increases the system becomes more stable. The detachment length for a cantilever is also calculated for a cantilever, showing that it increases with increasing magnetic field. At the pull-in separation, the stiffness of the system decreases with increasing magnetic field.

  7. Circular polarization of synchrotron radiation in high magnetic fields

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    de Búrca, D.; Shearer, A.

    2015-06-01

    The general model for incoherent synchrotron radiation has long been known, with the first theory being published by Westfold in 1959 and continued by Westfold and Legg in 1968. When this model was first developed, it was applied to radiation from Jupiter, with a magnetic field of ?1G. Pulsars have a magnetic field of ?1012 G. The Westfold and Legg model predict a circular polarization which is proportional to the square root of the magnetic field, and consequently predicts greater than 100 per cent circular polarization at high magnetic fields. Here a new model is derived based upon a more detailed analysis of the pitch angle distribution. This model is concerned with the frequency range f_{B_0}/? ? flesssim f_{B_0}, noting that f_{B_0} = 2.7× 10^7B, which for a relatively high magnetic field (˜106-108 G) leaves emission in the optical range. This is much lower than the expected frequency peak for a mono-energetic particle of 0.293eB/4? m_e c? ^2. We predict the circular polarization peaks around 107G in the optical regime with the radiation almost 15 per cent circularly polarized. The linear polarization changes from about 60 to 80 per cent in the same regime. We examine implications of this for pulsar studies.

  8. Magnetic phase control by an electric field

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    Thomas Lottermoser; Thomas Lonkai; Uwe Amann; Dietmar Hohlwein; Jörg Ihringer; Manfred Fiebig

    2004-01-01

    The quest for higher data density in information storage is motivating investigations into approaches for manipulating magnetization by means other than magnetic fields. This is evidenced by the recent boom in magnetoelectronics and `spintronics', where phenomena such as carrier effects in magnetic semiconductors and high-correlation effects in colossal magnetoresistive compounds are studied for their device potential. The linear magnetoelectric effect-the

  9. Magnetic Field Mapping by Selective Equipotential Excitation

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    Ouajdi Felfoul; Michelle Raimbert; Sylvain Martel

    2006-01-01

    A new magnetic field mapping method in MRI is presented. This technique is ideal for severe inhomogeneities where plane warp cannot be ignored. The present study employs a ferromagnetic ball to create a perturbation within the imaged volume. The magnetic moment and position of the device are acquired experimentally with a new technique that excites magnetic equipotentials within a volume.

  10. LABORATORY VI MAGNETIC FIELDS AND FORCES

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    Minnesota, University of

    . · Calculate the motion of a particle with a constant acceleration. · Calculate the motion of a particle of the universe, the atomic structure of materials, and the quark structure of elementary particles. Magnetic; · Calculate the magnetic force on a charged particle moving in a uniform magnetic field and describe its

  11. Twist-bend nematic liquid crystals in high magnetic fields

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    P. K. Challa; V. Borshch; O. Parri; C. T. Imrie; S. N. Sprunt; J. T. Gleeson; O. D. Lavrentovich; A. Jakli

    2014-07-31

    We present magneto-optic measurements on two materials that form the recently discovered twist-bend nematic (Ntb) phase. This intriguing state of matter represents a new fluid phase that is orientationally anisotropic in three directions and also exhibits translational order with periodicity several times larger than the molecular size. NTB materials may also spontaneously form a visible, macroscopic stripe texture. We show that the optical stripe texture can be persistently inhibited by a magnetic field, and a 25T external magnetic field depresses the N-Ntb phase transition temperature by almost 1 degree C. We propose a quantitative mechanism to account for this shift and suggest a Helfrich-Hurault-type mechanism for the optical stripe formation.

  12. The Physics of Attraction and Repulsion: Magnetism and Magnetic Fields

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    Nakotte, Heinz

    2001-11-01

    The development of new materials with improved magnetic properties completely changed the modern world in the past decades. Recent progress is predominantly due to a better understanding of magnetism that has gone far beyond compass needles rotating in a magnetic field and bar magnets attracting or repelling each other. New magnetic materials are used to build smaller and smaller read/write heads and hard disks with increased storage capacity, developments that are responsible the revolution in the computer industry. Another example is the field of magnetic levitation that became feasible for commercial applications with the discovery of new superconducting materials, and a prototype train is under development in Japan. In medicine, the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an alternative to other (destructive) radiation techniques.

  13. Self-magnetic-field-limiting current of intense relativistic electron beam under externally applied magnetic field

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    Liu Guo-zhi; Song Xiao-xin

    1998-01-01

    The self-magnetic-field-limiting current of intense relativistic electron beam (IREB) without an externally applied magnetic field is reported and briefly commented in this paper. By using dynamic balance method the self-magnetic-field-limiting current of IREB under externally applied magnetic field is derived, showing that in this case it will increase. This result is obtained for the first time, so far as we

  14. Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles

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    Gilbert, W.S.; Althaus, R.F.; Barale, P.J.; Benjegerdes, R.W.; Green, M.A.; Green, M.I.; Scanlan, R.M.

    1988-08-01

    We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Graphene Nanoribbon in Sharply Localized Magnetic Fields

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    Abdulaziz D. Alhaidari; Hocine Bahlouli; Abderrahim El Mouhafid; Ahmed Jellal

    2013-03-20

    We study the effect of a sharply localized magnetic field on the electron transport in a strip (ribbon) of graphene sheet, which allows to give results for the transmission and reflection probability through magnetic barriers. The magnetic field is taken as a single and double delta type localized functions, which are treated later as the zero width limit of gaussian fields. For both field configurations, we evaluate analytically and numerically their transmission and reflection coefficients. The possibility of spacial confinement due to the inhomogeneous field configuration is also investigated.

  16. Inclination angle of vector magnetic fields.

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    Yanping, Lü; Wang, Jingxiu

    1994-11-01

    The authors further elaborate on an empirical method to improve the consistency of the line-of-sight and transverse field calibration. The method can also be used to check the transverse field calibration. Furthermore, based on the correction, the authors calculate the inclination angle of the vector magnetic field related to the solar surface, which can give some information on how the vector magnetic field is distributed in space.

  17. Coronal magnetic fields produced by photospheric shear

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    Sturrock, P. A.; Yang, W.-H.

    1987-01-01

    The magneto-frictional method is used for computing force free fields to examine the evolution of the magnetic field of a line dipole, when there is relative shearing motion between the two polarities. It found that the energy of the sheared field can be arbitrarily large compared with the potential field. It is also found that it is possible to fit the magnetic energy, as a function of shear, by a simple functional form.

  18. Single-layer high field dipole magnets

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    Vadim V. Kashikhin and Alexander V. Zlobin

    2001-07-30

    Fermilab is developing high field dipole magnets for post-LHC hadron colliders. Several designs with a nominal field of 10-12 T, coil bore size of 40-50 mm based on both shell-type and block-type coil geometry are currently under consideration. This paper presents a new approach to magnet design, based on simple and robust single-layer coils optimized for the maximum field, good field quality and minimum number of turns.

  19. Interplanetary stream magnetism: Kinematic effects. [solar magnetic fields and wind

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    Burlaga, L. F.; Barouch, E.

    1974-01-01

    The particle density, and the magnetic field intensity and direction are calculated in corotating streams of the solar wind, assuming that the solar wind velocity is constant and radial and that its azimuthal variations are not two rapid. The effects of the radial velocity profile in corotating streams on the magnetic fields were examined using kinematic approximation and a variety of field configurations on the inner boundary. Kinematic and dynamic effects are discussed.

  20. Field Corrections of Open MRI Superconducting Magnets

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    Matsuda, Tetsuya; Ariyoshi, Akihiko; Tanabe, Hajime

    We constructed open MRI superconducting magnets with an iron yoke that generates a 0.7T highly uniform magnetic field. A program that compensates for the error field of those magnets was developed that uses linear programming to achieve an optimal arrangement of a large number of small iron shims. Since additional homogeneity compensation near the target value becomes difficult, we also used nonlinear programming. We must evaluate all shim magnetizations precisely by making a 3D finite element shim model. Since, it is impossible to make such shims in a large magnet model, we describe a fast calculation method of shim magnetizations without that model. Homogeneity of 0.35ppm (Vrms) at 35cm Diameter Spherical Volume (DSV), which is the top value of an open MRI magnet, is obtained by applying these methods. The number of correction times were reduced by half of initial manufactured magnets.

  1. Equivalence of periodic magnetic field to uniform magnetic field in electron beam focusing

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    K. Ura; M. Terada

    1966-01-01

    The general solution of the electron trajectory equation in a periodic magnetic field is derived in the form of series expansion, assuming laminar electron flow and small perturbation. It is concluded that if the cathode is not very heavily immersed in a magnetic field, beam focusing by a periodic magnetic field would be almost equivalent to that by a uniform

  2. Magnetic field amplification and flat spectrum radio quasars

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    Chen, Xuhui; Chatterjee, Ritaban; Zhang, Haocheng; Pohl, Martin; Fossati, Giovanni; Böttcher, Markus; Bailyn, Charles D.; Bonning, Erin W.; Buxton, Michelle; Coppi, Paolo; Isler, Jedidah; Maraschi, Laura; Urry, Meg

    2014-07-01

    We perform time-dependent, spatially resolved simulations of blazar emission to evaluate several flaring scenarios related to magnetic-field amplification and enhanced particle acceleration. The code explicitly accounts for light-travel-time effects and is applied to flares observed in the flat spectrum radio quasar (FSRQ) PKS 0208-512, which show optical/?-ray correlation at some times, but orphan optical flares at other times. Changes in both the magnetic field and the particle acceleration efficiency are explored as causes of flares. Generally, external Compton (EC) emission appears to describe the available data better than a synchrotron self-Compton (SSC) scenario, and in particular orphan optical flares are difficult to produce in the SSC framework. X-ray soft-excesses, ?-ray spectral hardening, and the detections at very high energies of certain FSRQs during flares find natural explanations in the EC scenario with particle acceleration change. Likewise, optical flares with/without ?-ray counterparts can be explained by different allocations of energy between the magnetization and particle acceleration, which may be related to the orientation of the magnetic field relative to the jet flow. We also calculate the degree of linear polarization and polarization angle as a function of time for a jet with helical magnetic field. Tightening of the magnetic helix immediately downstream of the jet perturbations, where flares occur, can be sufficient to explain the increases in the degree of polarization and a rotation by ?180° of the observed polarization angle, if light-travel-time effects are properly considered.

  3. Magnetic Field Structure in Molecular Clouds by Polarization Measurements

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    Chen, W. P.; Su, B. H.; Eswaraiah, C.; Pandey, A. K.; Wang, C. W.; Lai, S. P.; Tamura, M.; Sato, S.

    2015-03-01

    We report on a program to delineate magnetic field structure inside molecular clouds by optical and infrared polarization observations. An ordered magnetic field inside a dense cloud may efficiently align the spinning dust grains to cause a detectable level of optical and near-infrared polarization of otherwise unpolarized background starlight due to dichroic extinction. The near-infrared polarization data were taken by SIRPOL mounted on IRSF in SAAO. Here we present the SIRPOL results in RCW 57, for which the magnetic field is oriented along the cloud filaments, and in Carina Nebula, for which no intrinsic polarization is detected in the turbulent environment. We further describe TRIPOL, a compact and efficient polarimer to acquire polarized images simultaneously at g', r', and i' bands, which is recently developed at Nagoya University for adaption to small-aperture telescopes. We show how optical observations probe the translucent outer parts of a cloud, and when combining with infrared observations probing the dense parts, and with millimeter and submillimeter observations to sutdy the central embedded protostar, if there is one, would yield the magnetic field structure on different length scales in the star-formation process.

  4. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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    Jaime, M.; Lacerda, A.; Takano, Y.; Boebinger, G. S.

    2006-11-01

    The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, established in 1990 with support from the National Science Foundation, the State of Florida, and the US Department of Energy, is a facility open to external users around the world. The experimental capabilities are distributed in three campuses. In Tallahassee, Florida, continuous magnetic fields are produced by means of superconducting and resistive magnets reaching fields of up to 33T (resistive), and 45T (hybrid). EMR, ICR, and a 900MHz wide bore NMR magnet are also available. The facility in Gainesville, Florida, is devoted to generating extremely low temperatures in the presence of external magnetic fields (15T, down to 0.4mK), and large MRI imaging capabilities. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, a 9 kV-capable capacitor bank and a number of different liquid Nitrogen-cooled resistive magnets produce repetitive pulses up to 75 T and now a single-shot pulsed up to 300T.

  5. Two-axis magnetic field sensor

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    Jander, Albrecht (Inventor); Nordman, Catherine A. (Inventor); Qian, Zhenghong (Inventor); Smith, Carl H. (Inventor)

    2006-01-01

    A ferromagnetic thin-film based magnetic field sensor with first and second sensitive direction sensing structures each having a nonmagnetic intermediate layer with two major surfaces on opposite sides thereof having a magnetization reference layer on one and an anisotropic ferromagnetic material sensing layer on the other having a length in a selected length direction and a smaller width perpendicular thereto and parallel to the relatively fixed magnetization direction. The relatively fixed magnetization direction of said magnetization reference layer in each is oriented in substantially parallel to the substrate but substantially perpendicular to that of the other. An annealing process is used to form the desired magnetization directions.

  6. Coronal holes and solar magnetic fields

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    Harvey, J. W.; Sheeley, N. R., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    Since 1972 nearly continuous observations of coronal holes and their associated photospheric magnetic fields have been made using a variety of satellite and ground-based equipment. The present paper reviews the results of comparisons of these data and shows that the structure and evolution of coronal holes is basically governed by the large-scale distribution of photospheric magnetic flux. Nonpolar holes form in the decaying remnants of bipolar magnetic regions in areas with a large-scale flux imbalance. In addition, there is strong indirect evidence that the magnetic field in coronal holes is always open to interplanetary space, but not all open-field regions have associated coronal holes.

  7. Magnetic fields and rotation of spiral galaxies

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    E. Battaner; H. Lesch; E. Florido

    1998-02-02

    We present a simplified model in which we suggest that two important galactic problems -the magnetic field configuration at large scales and the flat rotation curve- may be simultaneously explained. A highly convective disc produces a high turbulent magnetic diffusion in the vertical direction, stablishing a merging of extragalactic and galactic magnetic fields. The outer disc may then adquire a magnetic energy gradient very close to the gradient required to explain the rotation curve, without the hypothesis of galactic dark matter. Our model predicts symmetries of the galactic field in noticeable agreement with the large scale structure of our galaxy.

  8. Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation.

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    Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

    2014-12-14

    In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. PMID:25494726

  9. Magnetic Helicity and Large Scale Magnetic Fields: A Primer

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    Blackman, Eric G.

    2015-05-01

    Magnetic fields of laboratory, planetary, stellar, and galactic plasmas commonly exhibit significant order on large temporal or spatial scales compared to the otherwise random motions within the hosting system. Such ordered fields can be measured in the case of planets, stars, and galaxies, or inferred indirectly by the action of their dynamical influence, such as jets. Whether large scale fields are amplified in situ or a remnant from previous stages of an object's history is often debated for objects without a definitive magnetic activity cycle. Magnetic helicity, a measure of twist and linkage of magnetic field lines, is a unifying tool for understanding large scale field evolution for both mechanisms of origin. Its importance stems from its two basic properties: (1) magnetic helicity is typically better conserved than magnetic energy; and (2) the magnetic energy associated with a fixed amount of magnetic helicity is minimized when the system relaxes this helical structure to the largest scale available. Here I discuss how magnetic helicity has come to help us understand the saturation of and sustenance of large scale dynamos, the need for either local or global helicity fluxes to avoid dynamo quenching, and the associated observational consequences. I also discuss how magnetic helicity acts as a hindrance to turbulent diffusion of large scale fields, and thus a helper for fossil remnant large scale field origin models in some contexts. I briefly discuss the connection between large scale fields and accretion disk theory as well. The goal here is to provide a conceptual primer to help the reader efficiently penetrate the literature.

  10. Decay of positronium in strong magnetic fields

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. Wunner; H. Herold

    1979-01-01

    We investigate the decay of bound electron-positron pairs (positronium) in strong magnetic fields (of order 1012 Gauss, which are assumed for neutron stars) on the basis of a correct treatment of the two-body problem, thus improving previous work by Carr and Sutherland (1978). We find that, even in the presence of a strong magnetic field, the decay of the ground

  11. Ensemble Solar Global Magnetic Field Modeling

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    C. J. Henney; C. N. Arge; J. Koller; W. A. Toussaint; S. L. Young; J. W. Harvey

    2010-01-01

    The ability to forecast geoeffective space weather events is critically dependent on the estimation of the global solar photospheric magnetic field distribution as input to coronal and heliospheric models. Currently, the solar magnetic field can only be recorded for approximately half of the solar surface at any given time. Since the rotation period of the Sun as observed from Earth

  12. Photon-neutrino interactions in magnetic fields

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    Shaisultanov R

    1998-02-28

    The low-energy two neutrino-two photon interactions in the presence of homogeneous magnetic field are studied. The cross sections in external magnetic field are shown to be larger than in vacuum by factor $\\sim (m_W /m_e) ^4(B/B_c) ^2$. The energy-loss rate due to the process $\\gamma \\gamma \\to \

  13. Lengthwise field variation in CBA magnets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Willen

    1984-01-01

    The multipole content of the magnetic field in accelerator superconducting magnets built with a cos theta current distribution inside an iron yoke is determined by the placement of the individual current-carrying turns in the coil, by the location of the coil inside the iron yoke and by the amount of iron saturation at high field. Differences in these parameters cause

  14. Coulomb crystals in the magnetic field

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    Baiko, D. A. [A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Politekhnicheskaya 26, 194021 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

    2009-10-15

    The body-centered-cubic Coulomb crystal of ions in the presence of a uniform magnetic field is studied using the rigid electron background approximation. The phonon mode spectra are calculated for a wide range of magnetic-field strengths and for several orientations of the field in the crystal. The phonon spectra are used to calculate the phonon contribution to the crystal energy, entropy, specific heat, Debye-Waller factor of ions, and the rms ion displacements from the lattice nodes for a broad range of densities, temperatures, chemical compositions, and magnetic fields. Strong magnetic field dramatically alters the properties of quantum crystals. The phonon specific heat increases by many orders of magnitude. The ion displacements from their equilibrium positions become strongly anisotropic. The results can be relevant for dusty plasmas, ion plasmas in Penning traps, and especially for the crust of magnetars (neutron stars with superstrong magnetic fields B > or approx. 10{sup 14} G). The effect of the magnetic field on ion displacements in a strongly magnetized neutron star crust can suppress the nuclear reaction rates and make them extremely sensitive to the magnetic-field direction.

  15. Line Sink in Uniform Magnetic Field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jai Prakash Narain; Mahinder S. Uberoi

    1971-01-01

    The motion of an inviscid, incompressible, and conducting fluid due to a line sink in a uniform strong magnetic field is considered. The solutions show that motion is confined in a narrow region parallel to the magnetic field. Such a motion for a point sink has erroneously been named as a wake or backward jet flow. Finally, the known solution

  16. Directional discontinuities in the interplanetary magnetic field

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    Leonard F. Burlaga

    1969-01-01

    It is shown that the interplanetary magnetic field has different characteristics on different scales, and it is noted that a given physical theory may not be applicable or relevant on all scales. Four scales are defined in terms of time intervals on which the data may be viewed. Many discontinuities in the magnetic-field direction are seen on the mesoscale (˜

  17. On the origins of galactic magnetic fields

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    A. Borzou; H. R. Sepangi; R. Yousefi; A. H. Ziaie

    2009-11-18

    We present a five dimensional unified theory of gravity and electromagnetism which leads to modified Maxwell equations, suggesting a new origin for galactic magnetic fields. It is shown that a region with nonzero scalar curvature would amplify the magnetic fields under certain conditions.

  18. Magnetic fields, branes, and noncommutative geometry

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    Daniela Bigatti; Leonard Susskind

    2000-01-01

    We construct a simple physical model of a particle moving on the infinite noncommutative 2-plane. The model consists of a pair of opposite charges moving in a strong magnetic field. In addition, the charges are connected by a spring. In the limit of large magnetic field, the charges are frozen into the lowest Landau levels. Interactions of such particles include

  19. Magnetic Fields in Stars: Origin and Impact

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    Langer, N.

    2014-08-01

    Various types of magnetic fields occur in stars: small scale fields, large scale fields, and internal toroidal fields. While the latter may be ubiquitous in stars due to differential rotation, small scale fields (spots) may be associated with envelop convection in all low and high mass stars. The stable large scale fields found in only about 10% of intermediate mass and massive stars may be understood as a consequence of dynamical binary interaction, e.g., the merging of two stars in a binary. We relate these ideas to magnetic fields in white dwarfs and neutron stars, and to their role in core-collapse and thermonuclear supernova explosions.

  20. Solar Mean Magnetic Field Observed by GONG

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    J. W. Harvey; G. Petrie; R. Clark

    2009-01-01

    The average line-of-sight (LOS) magnetic field of the Sun has been observed for decades, either by measuring the circular polarization across a selected spectrum line using integrated sunlight or by averaging such measurements in spatially resolved images. The GONG instruments produce full-disk LOS magnetic images every minute, which can be averaged to yield the mean magnetic field nearly continuously. Such

  1. Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole

    DOEpatents

    Tatchyn, Roman O. (Mountain View, CA)

    1997-01-01

    Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis.

  2. Electric field control of magnetic anisotropies and magnetic coercivity in Fe\\/BaTiO3(001) heterostructures

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    S. Brivio; D. Petti; R. Bertacco; J. C. Cezar

    2011-01-01

    Magnetoelectric effects in Fe\\/BaTiO3(001) heterostructures have been investigated via magneto-optical Kerr effect as a function of temperature. We find major modifications of magnetic anisotropies and magnetic coercivity induced by the application of electric fields perpendicular to the interface. Changes in the coercive magnetic field, on the order of 100% at 250 K (in the orthorhombic phase of BaTiO3) and 40%

  3. Nuclear Spin Maser at Highly Stabilized Low Magnetic Field and Search for Atomic EDM

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    Yoshimi, A. [RIKEN Nishina Center, Hirosawa 2-1, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Asahi, K.; Inoue, T.; Uchida, M.; Hatakeyama, N.; Tsuchiya, M.; Kagami, S. [Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Oh-okayama 2-12-1, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551 (Japan)

    2009-08-04

    A nuclear spin maser is operated at a low static field through an active feedback scheme based on an optical nuclear spin detection and succeeding spin control by a transverse field application. The frequency stability of this optical-coupling spin maser is improved by installation of a low-noise current source for a solenoid magnet producing a static magnetic field in the maser operation. Experimental devices for application of the maser to EDM experiment are being developed.

  4. Magnetic plasmon hybridization and optical activity at optical frequencies in metallic nanostructures

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    H. Liu; D. A. Genov; D. M. Wu; Y. M. Liu; Z. W. Liu; C. Sun; S. N. Zhu; X. Zhang

    2007-01-01

    The excitation of optical magnetic plasmons in chiral metallic nanostructures based on a magnetic dimer is studied theoretically. Hybridization of the magnetic plasmon modes and a type of optical activity is demonstrated at near-infrared frequencies. A linearly polarized electromagnetic wave is shown to change its polarization after passing through an array of magnetic dimers. The polarization of the transmitted wave

  5. Measuring Magnetic Fields in Ultracool Stars and Brown Dwarfs

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    Ansgar Reiners; Gibor Basri

    2006-02-09

    We present a new method for direct measurement of magnetic fields on ultracool stars and brown dwarfs. It takes advantage of the Wing-Ford band of FeH, which are seen throughout the M and L spectral types. These molecular features are not as blended as other optical molecular bands, are reasonably strong through most of the spectral range, and exhibit a response to magnetic fields which is easier to detect than other magnetic diagnostics, including the usual optical and near-infrared atomic spectral lines that have heretofore been employed. The FeH bands show a systematic growth as the star gets cooler. We do not find any contamination by CrH in the relevant spectral region. We are able to model cool and rapidly-rotating spectra from warmer, slowly-rotating spectra utilizing an interpolation scheme based on optical depth scaling. We show that the FeH features can distinguish between negligible, moderate, and high magnetic fluxes on low-mass dwarfs, with a current accuracy of about one kilogauss. Two different approaches to extracting the information from the spectra are developed and compared. Which one is superior depends on a number of factors. We demostrate the validity of our new procedures by comparing the spectra of three M stars whose magnetic fluxes are already known from atomic line analysis. The low and high field stars are used to produce interpolated moderate-strength spectra which closely resemble the moderate-field star. The assumption of linear behavior for the magnetic effects appears to be reasonable, but until the molecular constants are better understood the method is subject to that assumption, and rather approximate. Nonetheless, it opens a new regime of very low-mass objects to direct confirmation and testing of their magnetic dynamos.

  6. Manipulation of Raman Resonances Using Magnetic Fields

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    Desavage, Sara A.; Davis, Jon P.; Narducci, Frank A.

    2012-06-01

    We have theoretically and experimentally studied Raman resonances in multi-level atoms (specifically ^85Rb). Our emphasis has been on varying the relative orientation of the magnetic field with respect to the propagation direction of the Raman fields. We find that, in general, the spectrum consists of up to 11 peaks. By considering selection rules, we show that it is possible to orient the magnetic field so that either a 6 peak spectrum or 5 peak spectrum results, depending on whether the Raman fields contain a polarization component along the magnetic field direction or not. Furthermore, we find that the spectrum is not always symmetric with respect to the magnetically insensitive transition (clock transition). We explore the origins of the asymmetry and the overall shape of the spectra. We will discuss applications to magnetically sensitive atom interferometry.

  7. Processing of polymers in high magnetic fields

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    Douglas, E.P.; Smith, M.E.; Benicewicz, B.C. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Earls, J.D.; Priester, R.D. Jr. [Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, TX (United States)

    1996-05-01

    Many organic molecules and polymers have an anisotropic diamagnetic susceptibility, and thus can be aligned in high magnetic fields. The presence of liquid crystallinity allows cooperative motions of the individual molecules, and thus the magnetic energy becomes greater than the thermal energy at experimentally obtainable field strengths. This work has determined the effect of magnetic field alignment on the thermal expansion and mechanical properties of liquid crystalline thermosets in the laboratory. Further advances in magnet design are needed to make magnetic field alignment a commercially viable approach to polymer processing. The liquid crystal thermoset chosen for this study is the diglycidyl ether of dihydroxy-{alpha}-methylstilbene cured with the diamine sulfamilamide. This thermoset has been cured at field strengths up to 18 Tesla.

  8. Chaotic magnetic fields: Particle motion and energization

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    Dasgupta, Brahmananda [CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Ram, Abhay K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Li, Gang [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 and CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Li, Xiaocan [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States)

    2014-02-11

    Magnetic field line equations correspond to a Hamiltonian dynamical system, so the features of a Hamiltonian systems can easily be adopted for discussing some essential features of magnetic field lines. The integrability of the magnetic field line equations are discussed by various authors and it can be shown that these equations are, in general, not integrable. We demonstrate several examples of realistic chaotic magnetic fields, produced by asymmetric current configurations. Particular examples of chaotic force-free field and non force-free fields are shown. We have studied, for the first time, the motion of a charged particle in chaotic magnetic fields. It is found that the motion of a charged particle in a chaotic magnetic field is not necessarily chaotic. We also showed that charged particles moving in a time-dependent chaotic magnetic field are energized. Such energization processes could play a dominant role in particle energization in several astrophysical environments including solar corona, solar flares and cosmic ray propagation in space.

  9. Magnetically compensated supersonic beams for nonlinear optics

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    Stokes, K.D.; Schnurr, C.; Gardner, J.; Marable, M.; Shaw, S.; Goforth, M.; Holmgren, D.E.; Thomas, J. (Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27706 (US))

    1989-12-01

    Doppler frequently shifts for a laser field interacting with a diverging supersonic atomic beam are canceled using spatially varying Zeeman shifts. Dense atomic beams with long interaction path lengths and narrowline widths are obtained for spectroscopic and nonlinear-optics applications.

  10. Quark condensate in a magnetic field

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    Shushpanov, I A

    1997-01-01

    We study the dependence of quark condensate $\\Sigma$ on an external magnetic field. For weak fields, it rises linearly with the field. Pion mass and residue are also shifted so that the Gell-Mann - Oakes - Renner relation is satisfied. In the strong field region, $\\Sigma(H) \\propto (eH)^{3/2}$.

  11. Magnetic fields in Neutron Stars

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    Viganò, D.; Pons, J. A.; Miralles, J. A.; Rea, N.

    2015-05-01

    Isolated neutron stars show a diversity in timing and spectral properties, which has historically led to a classification in different sub-classes. The magnetic field plays a key role in many aspects of the neutron star phenomenology: it regulates the braking torque responsible for their timing properties and, for magnetars, it provides the energy budget for the outburst activity and high quiescent luminosities (usually well above the rotational energy budget). We aim at unifying this observational variety by linking the results of the state-of-the-art 2D magneto-thermal simulations with observational data. The comparison between theory and observations allows to place two strong constraints on the physical properties of the inner crust. First, strong electrical currents must circulate in the crust, rather than in the star core. Second, the innermost part of the crust must be highly resistive, which is in principle in agreement with the presence of a novel phase of matter so-called nuclear pasta phase.

  12. Warm inflation in presence of magnetic fields

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    Piccinelli, Gabriella [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico)] [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico); Sánchez, Ángel [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States); Ayala, Alejandro; Mizher, Ana Julia [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)

    2013-07-23

    We present preliminary results on the possible effects that primordial magnetic fields can have for a warm inflation scenario, based on global supersymmetry, with a new-inflation-type potential. This work is motivated by two considerations: first, magnetic fields seem to be present in the universe on all scales which rises de possibility that they could also permeate the early universe; second, the recent emergence of inflationary models where the inflaton is not assumed to be isolated but instead it is taken as an interacting field, even during the inflationary expansion. The effects of magnetic fields are included resorting to Schwinger's proper time method.

  13. Classical Theory of Optical Near Field

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    Banno, Itsuki

    The main purpose of this chapter is to present the quasi-static picture of an optical field in the vicinity of small-scale material. The quasi-static picture depends on the fact that the induced boundary charge density dominates the optical near field of a small-scale material via Coulomb's law; therefore, such an optical near field is of a non-radiative or longitudinal nature. This simple physics leads to an intuitive understanding, even in complicated systems with magneto- and electro-optical effects. As prerequisites, the definitions of elementary concepts are given: "retardation effect," "diffraction limit," "near field," and "far field." Furthermore, two numerical methods are presented using the minimum degree of freedom of an electromagnetic field; one is described by the scalar potential adequate for a quasi-static system and the other by a dual vector potential for general optical systems. This chapter is restricted to linear optical effects and is a revised version of the article titled by "Classical Theory on Electromagnetic Near Field" in Progress in Nano-Electro-Optics II (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2004).

  14. Magnetic and magneto-optical properties of CdS:Mn quantum dots in PVA matrix

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    Fediv, V. I.; Savchuk, A. I.; Frasunyak, V. M.; Makoviy, V. V.; Savchuk, O. A.

    2010-09-01

    We have studied the magnetic and magneto-optical properties of CdS:Mn quantum dots in polyvinyl alcohol matrix synthesized by co-precipitation method. The size of quantum dots was estimated by means of absorption spectroscopy. The results of measurements of magnetic susceptibility as a function of temperature and spectral dependence of the Faraday rotation of CdS:Mn quantum dots / polyvinyl alcohol composites are presented. In this work magnetic susceptibility was investigated by Faraday's method at the temperatures of (78-300) K in magnetic fields of (0.05-0.8) T. The inverse magnetic susceptibility as a function of temperature follows a Curie Weiss law. Formation of ferromagnetic coupling between magnetic ions is supposed. Magneto-optical Faraday rotation has been investigated in the wavelength region (400-700) nm at temperature 300 K in a magnetic field up to 5 T. Sign of the Verdet constant is found to be negative.

  15. Cyclic behavior of solar inter-network magnetic field

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    Jin, Chunlan

    2015-01-01

    Solar inter-network magnetic field is the weakest component of solar magnetism, but contributes most of the solar surface magnetic flux. The study on its origin has been constrained by the inadequate tempo-spatial resolution and sensitivity of polarization observations. With dramatic advances in spatial resolution and detective sensitivity, solar spectro-polarimetry provided by the Solar Optical Telescope aboard Hinode in an interval from solar minimum to maximum of cycle 24 opens an unprecedented opportunity to study the cyclic behavior of solar inter-network magnetic field. More than 1000 Hinode magnetograms observed from 2007 January to 2014 August are selected in the study. It has been found that there is a very slight correlation between sunspot number and magnetic field at the inter-network flux spectrum. From solar minimum to maximum of cycle 24, the flux density of solar inter-network field is invariant, which is 10$\\pm1$ G. The observations suggest that the inter-network magnetic field does not arise...

  16. Field Mapping System for Solenoid Magnet

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    Park, K. H.; Jung, Y. K.; Kim, D. E.; Lee, H. G.; Park, S. J.; Chung, C. W.; Kang, B. K.

    2007-01-01

    A three-dimensional Hall probe mapping system for measuring the solenoid magnet of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun has been developed. It can map the solenoid field either in Cartesian or in cylindrical coordinate system with a measurement reproducibility better than 5 × 10-5 T. The system has three axis motors: one for the azimuthal direction and the other two for the x and z direction. This architecture makes the measuring system simple in fabrication. The magnetic center was calculated using the measured axial component of magnetic field Bz in Cartesian coordinate system because the accuracy of magnetic axis measurement could be improved significantly by using Bz, instead of the radial component of magnetic field Br. This paper describes the measurement system and summarizes the measurement results for the solenoid magnetic of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun.

  17. Magnetic-field-controlled reconfigurable semiconductor logic.

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    Joo, Sungjung; Kim, Taeyueb; Shin, Sang Hoon; Lim, Ju Young; Hong, Jinki; Song, Jin Dong; Chang, Joonyeon; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Rhie, Kungwon; Han, Suk Hee; Shin, Kyung-Ho; Johnson, Mark

    2013-02-01

    Logic devices based on magnetism show promise for increasing computational efficiency while decreasing consumed power. They offer zero quiescent power and yet combine novel functions such as programmable logic operation and non-volatile built-in memory. However, practical efforts to adapt a magnetic device to logic suffer from a low signal-to-noise ratio and other performance attributes that are not adequate for logic gates. Rather than exploiting magnetoresistive effects that result from spin-dependent transport of carriers, we have approached the development of a magnetic logic device in a different way: we use the phenomenon of large magnetoresistance found in non-magnetic semiconductors in high electric fields. Here we report a device showing a strong diode characteristic that is highly sensitive to both the sign and the magnitude of an external magnetic field, offering a reversible change between two different characteristic states by the application of a magnetic field. This feature results from magnetic control of carrier generation and recombination in an InSb p-n bilayer channel. Simple circuits combining such elementary devices are fabricated and tested, and Boolean logic functions including AND, OR, NAND and NOR are performed. They are programmed dynamically by external electric or magnetic signals, demonstrating magnetic-field-controlled semiconductor reconfigurable logic at room temperature. This magnetic technology permits a new kind of spintronic device, characterized as a current switch rather than a voltage switch, and provides a simple and compact platform for non-volatile reconfigurable logic devices. PMID:23364687

  18. Compact low field magnetic resonance imaging magnet: Design and optimization

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    Sciandrone, M.; Placidi, G.; Testa, L.; Sotgiu, A.

    2000-03-01

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed with a very large instrument that allows the patient to be inserted into a region of uniform magnetic field. The field is generated either by an electromagnet (resistive or superconductive) or by a permanent magnet. Electromagnets are designed as air cored solenoids of cylindrical symmetry, with an inner bore of 80-100 cm in diameter. In clinical analysis of peripheral regions of the body (legs, arms, foot, knee, etc.) it would be better to adopt much less expensive magnets leaving the most expensive instruments to applications that require the insertion of the patient in the magnet (head, thorax, abdomen, etc.). These "dedicated" apparati could be smaller and based on resistive magnets that are manufactured and operated at very low cost, particularly if they utilize an iron yoke to reduce power requirements. In order to obtain good field uniformity without the use of a set of shimming coils, we propose both particular construction of a dedicated magnet, using four independently controlled pairs of coils, and an optimization-based strategy for computing, a posteriori, the optimal current values. The optimization phase could be viewed as a low-cost shimming procedure for obtaining the desired magnetic field configuration. Some experimental measurements, confirming the effectiveness of the proposed approach (construction and optimization), have also been reported. In particular, it has been shown that the adoption of the proposed optimization based strategy has allowed the achievement of good uniformity of the magnetic field in about one fourth of the magnet length and about one half of its bore. On the basis of the good experimental results, the dedicated magnet can be used for MRI of peripheral regions of the body and for animal experimentation at very low cost.

  19. Microscopic Faraday rotation measurement system using pulsed magnetic fields.

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    Egami, Shigeki; Watarai, Hitoshi

    2009-09-01

    Microscopic Faraday rotation measurement system using a pulsed magnetic field has been constructed, which can be applied to micron sized diamagnetic and paramagnetic materials. A pulsed magnetic coil could generate a maximum magnetic flux density of about 12 T. The performance of the microscopic Faraday rotation apparatus was demonstrated by the measurement of the Verdet constant V of a polystyrene particle, after the calibration of the pulsed magnetic flux density using a glass plate as a standard material. Also, the magneto-optical rotation dispersion of some diamagnetic substances have been measured and analyzed with V=alambda(-2)+b. The values of a and b were compared to their magnetic susceptibilities. PMID:19791942

  20. Casimir Effect in External Magnetic Field

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    Ostrowski, M.

    2006-06-01

    In this paper we examine the Casimir effect for charged fields in presence of external magnetic field. We consider scalar field (connected with spinless particles) and the Dirac field (connected with 1/2-spin particles). In both cases we describe quantum field using the canonical formalism. We obtain vacuum energy by direct solving field equations and using the mode summation method. In order to compute the renormalized vacuum energy we use the Abel--Plana formula.

  1. Origin of magnetic fields in galaxies

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    Souza, Rafael S. de; Opher, Reuven [IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao 1226, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-900, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2010-03-15

    Microgauss magnetic fields are observed in all galaxies at low and high redshifts. The origin of these intense magnetic fields is a challenging question in astrophysics. We show here that the natural plasma fluctuations in the primordial Universe (assumed to be random), predicted by the fluctuation -dissipation theorem, predicts {approx}0.034 {mu}G fields over {approx}0.3 kpc regions in galaxies. If the dipole magnetic fields predicted by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem are not completely random, microgauss fields over regions > or approx. 0.34 kpc are easily obtained. The model is thus a strong candidate for resolving the problem of the origin of magnetic fields in < or approx. 10{sup 9} years in high redshift galaxies.

  2. Decay of Resonaces in Strong Magnetic Field

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    Peter Filip

    2015-04-27

    We suggest that decay properties (branching ratios) of hadronic resonances may become modified in strong external magnetic field. The behavior of $K^{\\pm *}\\!$, $K^{0*}$ vector mesons as well as $\\Lambda^*(1520)$ and $\\Xi^{0*}$ baryonic states is considered in static fields $10^{13}$-\\,$10^{15}$ T. In particular, $n=0$ Landau level energy increase of charged particles in the external magnetic field, and the interaction of hadron magnetic moments with the field is taken into account. We suggest that enhanced yield of dileptons and photons from $\\rho^0(770)$ mesons may occur if strong decay channel $\\rho^0 \\rightarrow \\pi^+\\pi^-$ is significantly suppressed. CP - violating $\\pi^+\\pi^-$ decays of pseudoscalar $\\eta_c$ and $\\eta(547)$ mesons in the magnetic field are discussed, and superpositions of quarkonium states $\\eta_{c,b}$ and $\\chi_{c,b}(nP)$ with $\\Psi(nS), \\Upsilon(nS)$ mesons in the external field are considered.

  3. Polarized radiation diagnostics of stellar magnetic fields

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    Mathys, Gautier

    The main techniques used to diagnose magnetic fields in stars from polarimetric observations are presented. First, a summary of the physics of spectral line formation in the presence of a magnetic field is given. Departures from the simple case of linear Zeeman effect are briefly considered: partial Paschen-Back effect, contribution of hyperfine structure, and combined Stark and Zeeman effects. Important approximate solutions of the equation of transfer of polarized light in spectral lines are introduced. The procedure for disk-integration of emergent Stokes profiles, which is central to stellar magnetic field studies, is described, with special attention to the treatment of stellar rotation. This formalism is used to discuss the determination of the mean longitudinal magnetic field (through the photographic technique and through Balmer line photopolarimetry). This is done within the specific framework of Ap stars, which, with their unique large-scale organized magnetic fields, are an ideal laboratory for studies of stellar magnetism. Special attention is paid to those Ap stars whose magnetically split line components are resolved in high-dispersion Stokes I spectra, and to the determination of their mean magnetic field modulus. Various techniques of exploitation of the information contained in polarized spectral line profiles are reviewed: the moment technique (in particular, the determination of the crossover and of the mean quadratic field), Zeeman-Doppler imaging, and least-squares deconvolution. The prospects that these methods open for linear polarization studies are sketched. The way in which linear polarization diagnostics complement their Stokes I and V counterparts is emphasized by consideration of the results of broad band linear polarization measurements. Illustrations of the use of various diagnostics to derive properties of the magnetic fields of Ap stars are given. This is used to show the interest of deriving more physically realistic models of the geometric structure of these fields. How this can possibly be achieved is briefly discussed. An overview of the current status of polarimetric studies of magnetic fields in non-degenerate stars of other types is presented. The final section is devoted to magnetic fields of white dwarfs. Current knowledge of magnetic fields of isolated white dwarfs is briefly reviewed. Diagnostic techniques are discussed, with particular emphasis on the variety of physical processes to be considered for understanding of spectral line formation over the broad range of magnetic field strengths encountered in these stars.

  4. Sources of Magnetic Field Magnetic Phenomena

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    Tobar, Michael

    + y2 6 Force between two bits of wire Field from bottom wire at top wire: F = Itop LBB = µ0Ibottom 2r Force on top wire: F/L = µ0IbottomItop 2r F = 1 4 0 q1q2 r2viz. 7 SI definition of the ampere: "One

  5. Low temperature and high magnetic field spectroscopic ellipsometry system

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    Su, Sheng-Kai; Li, Liang-Chen; Suen, Yuen-Wuu; Wu, Jau-Yang; Kuo, Hong-Rong; Sung, Yu-Tai; Lee, Chien-Ping; Voskoboynikov, Oleksandr

    2014-05-01

    We report on the design and implementation of a spectral ellipsometer at near-infrared wavelength (700-1000 nm) for samples placed in high magnetic fields (up to 14 T) at low temperatures (˜4.2 K). The main optical components are integrated in a probe, which can be inserted into a conventional long-neck He dewar and has a very long free-space optical path (˜1.8 m×2). A polarizer-sample-(quarter-wave plate)-rotating analyzer configuration was employed. Two dielectric mirrors, one before and one after the sample in the optical path, helped to reflect the light back to the analyzer and a two-axis piezo-driven goniometer under the sample holder was used to control the direction of the reflected light. Functional test results performed on an intrinsic GaAs wafer and analysis on the random error of the system are shown. We obtained both amplitude and phase ellipsometric spectra simultaneously and observed helicity transformation at energies near the GaAs exciton transitions in the phase spectra. Significant shifts of them induced by magnetic fields were observed and fitted with a simple model. This system will allow us to study the collective magneto-optical response of materials and spatial dispersive exciton-polariton related problems in high external magnetic fields at low temperatures.

  6. Radiative processes in strong magnetic fields

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    A. K. Harding

    1991-01-01

    The behavior of electromagnetic processes in strong magnetic fields is currently of great interest in high-energy astrophysics. Strong magnetic fields affect the physics in several fundamental ways: energies perpendicular to the field are quantized, transverse momentum is not conserved and electron\\/positron spin is important. The relaxation of transverse momentum conservation allows first order processes and their inverses: one-photon pair production

  7. Origin of magnetic fields in galaxies

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    Rafael S. de Souza; Reuven Opher

    2010-01-01

    Microgauss magnetic fields are observed in all galaxies at low and high redshifts. The origin of these intense magnetic fields is a challenging question in astrophysics. We show here that the natural plasma fluctuations in the primordial Universe (assumed to be random), predicted by the fluctuation -dissipation theorem, predicts â0.034 μG fields over â0.3 kpc regions in galaxies. If the

  8. Emittance measurement in a magnetic field

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    Boyd, J.K.

    1991-04-15

    Emittance can be measured by intercepting an electron beam on a range thick plate and then observing the expansion of beamlets transmitted through small holes. The hole size is selected to minimize space charge effects. In the presence of a magnetic field the beamlets have a spiral trajectory and the usual field free formulation must be modified. To interpret emittance in the presence of a magnetic field an envelope equation is derived in the appropriate rotating frame. 1 ref.

  9. Turbulence and Magnetic Fields in Astrophysical Plasmas

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    Alexander A. Schekochihin; Steven C Cowley

    2007-01-01

    Magnetic fields permeate the Universe. They are found in planets, stars, accretion discs, galaxies, clusters of galaxies,\\u000a and the intergalactic medium. While there is often a component of the field that is spatially coherent at the scale of the\\u000a astrophysical object, the field lines are tangled chaotically and there are magnetic fluctuations at scales that range over\\u000a orders of magnitude.

  10. Single-layer high field dipole magnets

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    Vadim V. Kashikhint; Alexander V. Zlobin

    2001-01-01

    Fermilab is developing high field dipole magnets for post-LHC hadron colliders. Several designs with a nominal field of 10-12 T, coil bore size of 40-50 mm based on both shell-type and block-type coil geometry are currently under consideration. This paper presents a new approach to magnet design, based on simple and robust single-layer coils optimized for the maximum field, good

  11. Earth-directed ICME magnetic field configuration

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    Nieves-Chinchilla, Teresa; Vourlidas, Angelos; Adam, Szabo; Neel, Savani; Mays Leila, M.; Hidalgo Miguel, A.; Wenyuan, Yu

    2015-04-01

    It is known that the geoeffectiveness of interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) depends on their magnetic field configuration. However, it remains unclear how the ICME interactions with the solar wind or other solar transient structures affect their magnetic configuration through, say, distortion of their cross-section, or deformation of their front. Obviously, precise space weather forecasting is depended on precise understanding of the evolution of the ICME internal magnetic topology. The goal of this study is to identify the ambient solar wind parameters that affect the flux-rope geometry and magnetic field configuration.

  12. Tuning permanent magnets with adjustable field clamps

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    Schermer, R.I.

    1987-01-01

    The effective length of a permanent-magnet assembly can be varied by adjusting the geometrical parameters of a field clamp. This paper presents measurements on a representative dipole and quadrupole as the field clamp is withdrawn axially or radially. The detailed behavior depends upon the magnet multipolarity and geometry. As a rule-of-thumb, a 3-mm-thick iron plate placed at one end plane of the magnet will shorten the length by one-third of the magnet bore radius.

  13. Measurements of the intensity of high pulsed magnetic fields by the Faraday effect in flintglass

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    A. van Itterbeek; G. Pitsi; H. Myncke; H. Hendrickx

    1965-01-01

    Summary  In this paper we discuss a method of measuring high pulsed magnetic fields by means of the Faraday method i.e. we measure\\u000a the rotation of the plane of polarization ? caused by a magnetic field in an optical medium, in our experiment flintglass\\u000a F.D. For the production of the intense transient magnetic fields (450,000 Oersted) we use energy obtained from

  14. Micron-Scale Mapping of Megagauss Magnetic Fields in Petawatt Laser-Solid Interactions

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    Chatterjee, Gourab; Robinson, A P L; Booth, N; Culfa, O; Dance, R J; Gizzi, L A; Gray, R J; Green, J S; Koester, P; Kumar, G Ravindra; Labate, L; Lad, Amit D; Lancaster, K L; Pasley, J; Woolsey, N C; Rajeev, P P

    2013-01-01

    We report spatially and temporally resolved measurements of magnetic fields generated by petawatt laser-solid interactions with high spatial resolution, using optical polarimetry. The polarimetric measurements map the megagauss magnetic field profiles generated by the fast electron currents at the target rear. The magnetic fields at the rear of a 50 $\\mu$m thick aluminum target exhibit distinct and unambiguous signatures of electron beam filamentation. These results are corroborated by hybrid simulations.

  15. 3D analysis of applied field effect on trapped magnetic field during pulsed field magnetization of bulk superconductor

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    Lotfi Khene, Mohamed; Alloui, Lotfi; Mimoune, Souri Mohamed; Bouillault, Frédéric; Feliachi, Mouloud

    2014-04-01

    External applied field effect in magnetization process by pulsed field (PFM) method of rectangular bulk superconductor is analysed by solving the A-V magnetic equation coupled to the thermal one in order to show the influence of the amplitude of the external field on the trapped magnetic field of bulk superconductor. A numerical model based on the control volume method (CVM) has been developed, which uses a power-law model with temperature dependency and magnetic field dependence on critical current density. For low cooling temperature Tco = 20 K, a good distribution of the trapped magnetic field of the bulk superconductor is obtained when we applied high external field.

  16. Field-Sensitive Materials for Optical Applications

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    Choi, Sang H.; Little, Mark

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of investigation is to develop the fundamental materials and fabrication technology for field-controlled spectrally active optics that are essential for industry, NASA, and DOD (Department of Defense) applications such as: membrane optics, filters for LIDARs (Light Detection and Ranging), windows for sensors and probes, telescopes, spectroscopes, cameras, light valves, light switches, flat-panel displays, etc. The proposed idea is based on the quantum-dots (QD) array or thin-film of field-sensitive Stark and Zeeman materials and the bound excitonic state of organic crystals that will offer optical adaptability and reconfigurability. Major tasks are the development of concept demonstration article and test data of field-controlled spectrally smart active optics (FCSAO) for optical multi-functional capabilities on a selected spectral range.

  17. An optically modulated zero-field atomic magnetometer with suppressed spin-exchange broadening

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    Jiménez-Martínez, R. [Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States) [Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Knappe, S.; Kitching, J. [Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)] [Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)

    2014-04-15

    We demonstrate an optically pumped {sup 87}Rb magnetometer in a microfabricated vapor cell based on a zero-field dispersive resonance generated by optical modulation of the {sup 87}Rb ground state energy levels. The magnetometer is operated in the spin-exchange relaxation-free regime where high magnetic field sensitivities can be achieved. This device can be useful in applications requiring array-based magnetometers where radio frequency magnetic fields can induce cross-talk among adjacent sensors or affect the source of the magnetic field being measured.

  18. Effect of magnetic field on ball milled hard magnetic particles

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    B. Altuncevahir; N. Poudyal; V. M. Chakka; K. H. Chen; T. D. Black; T. D. Liu

    2004-01-01

    In this investigation, the powder particles of NdFeB and SmCo based alloys prepared by the ball milling in a uniform magnetic field are compared to those milled without an applied magnetic field. The ball milling was carried out for a total of 100 hours, and the powders were sampled every 25 hours. The particle size after 100 hours of milling

  19. Simulating and detecting artificial magnetic fields in trapped atoms

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    Rosenkranz, Matthias; Klein, Alexander; Jaksch, Dieter

    2010-01-01

    A Bose-Einstein condensate exhibiting a nontrivial phase induces an artificial magnetic field in immersed impurity atoms trapped in a stationary, ring-shaped optical lattice. We present an effective Hamiltonian for the impurities for two condensate setups: the condensate in a rotating ring and in an excited rotational state in a stationary ring. We use Bogoliubov theory to derive analytical formulas for the induced artificial magnetic field and the hopping amplitude in the limit of low condensate temperature where the impurity dynamics is coherent. As methods for observing the artificial magnetic field we discuss time-of-flight imaging and mass current measurements. Moreover, we compare the analytical results of the effective model to numerical results of a corresponding two-species Bose-Hubbard model. We also study numerically the clustering properties of the impurities and the quantum chaotic behavior of the two-species Bose-Hubbard model.

  20. Superconducting tubular wires in transverse magnetic fields

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    Mawatari, Yasunori

    2011-04-01

    The electromagnetic response of a round tubular wire of superconducting film to a transverse magnetic field is investigated theoretically. For a superconducting tubular wire (STW) in which the thickness d of the superconducting layer is much smaller than the radius R of the wire, analytical expressions for the magnetic-field and current distributions are obtained on the basis of the critical state model with constant critical current density jc. When an applied transverse magnetic field Ha increases monotonically from zero, the penetration of the magnetic field into an STW occurs in two stages: for 0magnetic field in the interior of an STW is shielded, whereas for Ha>jcd/2 the magnetic field extends into the interior. Analytical expressions of the hysteretic ac loss Qtube of an STW in a transverse ac magnetic field of amplitude H0 are also obtained, and Qtube(H0) is found to have an abrupt change at H0?jcd/2.

  1. The sun and interplanetary magnetic field

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    Smith, Edward J.

    1991-01-01

    The interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) serves as a link between the sun, the response of the earth to solar activity and variations in galactic cosmic radiation. The IMF originates as a solar-coronal magnetic field that is transported into space by the solar wind. The close connection between solar magnetic fields and the origin and structure of the solar wind is described. The solar wind forms the heliosphere, a cavity containing the magnetized solar plasma from which the interstellar plasma and field are excluded. The entry of galactic cosmic rays into the heliosphere and their strong interaction with the IMF are discussed, this topic being of primary importance to the production and temporal variations of radiogenic elements. The profound influence of the IMF on geomagnetic activity and the aurora is discussed within the context of merging or reconnection with the planetary field. The physical connection is thus established between solar magnetic fields, magnetic storms and aurora. The state of the solar wind and IMF during the Maunder minimum is considered and an explanation for the (relative) absence of sunspots and aurora is proposed. The mechanism is an interruption of the oscillatory solar dynamo, a consequent reduction in the heating of the corona, a cessation of the supersonic solar wind and a weakening or absence of southward-directed magnetic fields in the vicinity of the earth.

  2. Optical spins and nano-antenna array for magnetic therapy.

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    Thammawongsa, N; Mitatha, S; Yupapin, P P

    2013-09-01

    Magnetic therapy is an alternative medicine practice involving the use of magnetic fields subjected to certain parts of the body and stimulates healing from a range of health problems. In this paper, an embedded nano-antenna system using the optical spins generated from a particular configuration of microrings (PANDA) is proposed. The orthogonal solitons pairs corresponding to the left-hand and right-hand optical solitons (photons) produced from dark-bright soliton conversion can be simultaneously detected within the system at the output ports. Two possible spin states which are assigned as angular momentum of either +? or -? will be absorbed by an object whenever this set of orthogonal solitons is imparted to the object. Magnetic moments could indeed arise from the intrinsic property of spins. By controlling some important parameters of the system such as soliton input power, coupling coefficients and sizes of rings, output signals from microring resonator system can be tuned and optimized to be used as magnetic therapy array. PMID:23686955

  3. Magnetic Field Measurement with Ground State Alignment

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    Yan, Huirong; Lazarian, A.

    Observational studies of magnetic fields are crucial. We introduce a process "ground state alignment" as a new way to determine the magnetic field direction in diffuse medium. The alignment is due to anisotropic radiation impinging on the atom/ion. The consequence of the process is the polarization of spectral lines resulting from scattering and absorption from aligned atomic/ionic species with fine or hyperfine structure. The magnetic field induces precession and realign the atom/ion and therefore the polarization of the emitted or absorbed radiation reflects the direction of the magnetic field. The atoms get aligned at their low levels and, as the life-time of the atoms/ions we deal with is long, the alignment induced by anisotropic radiation is susceptible to extremely weak magnetic fields (1 G ? B ? 10^{-15} G). In fact, the effects of atomic/ionic alignment were studied in the laboratory decades ago, mostly in relation to the maser research. Recently, the atomic effect has been already detected in observations from circumstellar medium and this is a harbinger of future extensive magnetic field studies. A unique feature of the atomic realignment is that they can reveal the 3D orientation of magnetic field. In this chapter, we shall review the basic physical processes involved in atomic realignment. We shall also discuss its applications to interplanetary, circumstellar and interstellar magnetic fields. In addition, our research reveals that the polarization of the radiation arising from the transitions between fine and hyperfine states of the ground level can provide a unique diagnostics of magnetic fields in the Epoch of Reionization.

  4. The magnetic field of Mercury, part 1

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    Ness, N. F.; Behannon, K. W.; Lepping, R. P.; Whang, Y. C.

    1974-01-01

    An updated analysis and interpretation is presented of the magnetic field observations obtained during the Mariner 10 encounter with the planet Mercury. The combination of data relating to position of the detached bow shock wave and magnetopause, and the geometry and magnitude of the magnetic field within the magnetosphere-like region surrounding Mercury, lead to the conclusion that an internal planetary field exists with dipole moment approximately 5.1 x 10 the 22nd power Gauss sq cm. The dipole axis has a polarity sense similar to earth's and is tilted 7 deg from the normal to Mercury's orbital plane. The magnetic field observations reveal a significant distortion of the modest Hermean field (350 Gamma at the equator) by the solar wind flow and the formation of a magnetic tail and neutral sheet which begins close to the planet on the night side. The composite data is not consistent with a complex induction process driven by the solar wind flow.

  5. Theory of cosmological seed magnetic fields

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    Saleem, H. [Theoretical Plasma Physics Division (TPPD), PINSTECH, P. O. Nilore, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    2007-07-15

    A theory for the generation of seed magnetic field and plasma flow on cosmological scales driven by externally given baroclinic vectors is presented. The Beltrami-like plasma fields can grow from zero values at initial time t=0 from a nonequilibrium state. Exact analytical solutions of the set of two-fluid equations are obtained that are valid for large plasma {beta}-values as well. Weaknesses of previous models for seed magnetic field generation are also pointed out. The analytical calculations predict the galactic seed magnetic field generated by this mechanism to be of the order of 10{sup -14} G, which may be amplified later by the {alpha}{omega} dynamo (or by some other mechanism) to the present observed values of the order of {approx}(2-10) {mu}G. The theory has been applied to laser-induced plasmas as well and the estimate of the magnetic field's magnitude is in agreement with the experimentally observed values.

  6. Near-Field Optical Microscopy and Optical Tunneling Detection

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    D. Courjon; M. Spajer; A. Jalocha; S. Leblanc

    1991-01-01

    By exploring the surface of an illuminated object at a very short distance by means of a subwavelength detector, it is possible to reconstruct images whose resolution is beyond the diffraction limit. This opportunity due to near field properties can be explained in terms of non radiative field detection that is of optical tunneling effect. We present some recent results

  7. Vector magnetic field camera for permanent magnets inspection

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    Chady, T.; Psuj, G.; Todaka, T.; Enokizono, M.

    2013-01-01

    Permanent magnets are widely used in many applications. A fast and reliable system for online evaluation of permanent magnets is required for their quality assurance. Therefore, a new measurement system has been developed to measure the spatial distribution of the vector magnetic field. The system consists of a complex Hall transducer, an analog multiplexer, a mechanical XYZ scanner and a control computer. The matrix of Hall sensors is designed in this way that all 3 components can be measured at once in multiple points. Such kind of transducer enables to reduce the time needed for inspection. The similar matrix transducer was also utilized to evaluate state of magnetized ferromagnetic materials.

  8. The earth's magnetic field: Its history, origin and planetary perspective

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    R. T. Merrill; M. W. McElhinny

    1983-01-01

    The history of geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism is examined, and an analysis and description of the present geomagnetic field is presented. The magnetic compass is discussed along with declination, inclination, secular variation, magnetic charts and the search for the poles, fossil magnetism and the magnetic field in the past, transient magnetic variations regarding the external magnetic field, the origin of the

  9. Hyperon Stars in Strong Magnetic Fields

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    R. O. Gomes; V. Dexheimer; C. A. Z. Vasconcellos

    2013-07-29

    We investigate the effects of strong magnetic fields on the properties of hyperon stars. The matter is described by a hadronic model with parametric coupling. The matter is considered to be at zero temperature, charge neutral, beta-equilibrated, containing the baryonic octet, electrons and muons. The charged particles have their orbital motions Landau-quantized in the presence of strong magnetic fields (SMF). Two parametrisations of a chemical potential dependent static magnetic field are considered, reaching $1-2 \\times 10^{18}\\,G$ in the center of the star. Finally, the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov (TOV) equations are solved to obtain the mass-radius relation and population of the stars.

  10. Ultracold atoms in strong synthetic magnetic fields

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    Ketterle, Wolfgang

    2015-03-01

    The Harper Hofstadter Hamiltonian describes charged particles in the lowest band of a lattice at high magnetic fields. This Hamiltonian can be realized with ultracold atoms using laser assisted tunneling which imprints the same phase into the wavefunction of neutral atoms as a magnetic field dose for electrons. I will describe our observation of a bosonic superfluid in a magnetic field with half a flux quantum per lattice unit cell, and discuss new possibilities for implementing spin-orbit coupling. Work done in collaboration with C.J. Kennedy, G.A. Siviloglou, H. Miyake, W.C. Burton, and Woo Chang Chung.

  11. Relativistic stars with purely toroidal magnetic fields

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    Kiuchi, Kenta [Department of Physics, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan); Yoshida, Shijun [Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)

    2008-08-15

    We investigate the effects of the purely toroidal magnetic field on the equilibrium structures of the relativistic stars. The basic equations for obtaining equilibrium solutions of relativistic rotating stars containing purely toroidal magnetic fields are derived for the first time. To solve these basic equations numerically, we extend the Cook-Shapiro-Teukolsky scheme for calculating relativistic rotating stars containing no magnetic field to incorporate the effects of the purely toroidal magnetic fields. By using the numerical scheme, we then calculate a large number of the equilibrium configurations for a particular distribution of the magnetic field in order to explore the equilibrium properties. We also construct the equilibrium sequences of the constant baryon mass and/or the constant magnetic flux, which model the evolution of an isolated neutron star as it loses angular momentum via the gravitational waves. Important properties of the equilibrium configurations of the magnetized stars obtained in this study are summarized as follows: (1) For the nonrotating stars, the matter distribution of the stars is prolately distorted due to the toroidal magnetic fields. (2) For the rapidly rotating stars, the shape of the stellar surface becomes oblate because of the centrifugal force. But, the matter distribution deep inside the star is sufficiently prolate for the mean matter distribution of the star to be prolate. (3) The stronger toroidal magnetic fields lead to the mass shedding of the stars at the lower angular velocity. (4) For some equilibrium sequences of the constant baryon mass and magnetic flux, the stars can spin up as they lose angular momentum.

  12. TRANSITION REGION MAGNETIC FIELD AND POLAR MAGNETIC DISTURBANCES

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    D. H. Fairfield; L. J. Jr. Cahill

    1966-01-01

    The Explorer 12 measurements of the magnetic field outside the magnetosphere are compared with ground magnetograms from arctic observatories. Results indicate that an exterior field with a southerly component tends to be associated with ground disturbance, whereas a northward field is associated with quiet conditions. Examples are presented show- ing how a north-to-south field-direction change accompanies an increase in ground

  13. Measuring the magnetic fields of jupiter and the outer solar system

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    E. Smith; B. Connor

    1975-01-01

    The vector helium magnetometer, one of the Pioneer-Jupiter experiments, has measured the magnetic field of Jupiter and the interplanetary magnetic field in the outer solar system. The comprehensive scientific objectives of the investigations are explained and are then translated into the major instrument requirements. The principles of operation of the magnetometer, which involve the optical pumping of metastable helium, are

  14. Effect of 3D distribution of a magnetic field on electron-beam formation

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    A. A. Leshchinskaya; V. P. Rybachek

    2000-01-01

    The paper presents a method that helps take into account all components of the magnetic field in analyzing electron paths. Optimal parameters for computer simulation are chosen using test models. The beam profile is computed in the through mode of electron-optical system analysis using actual parameters of both reverse and uniform magnetic field. The limiting value of the transverse component

  15. Mean magnetic field generation in sheared rotators

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    Eric G. Blackman

    1999-08-31

    A generalized mean magnetic field induction equation for differential rotators is derived, including a compressibility, and the anisotropy induced on the turbulent quantities from the mean magnetic field itself and a mean velocity shear. Derivations of the mean field equations often do not emphasize that there must be anisotropy and inhomogeneity in the turbulence for mean field growth. The anisotropy from shear is the source of a term involving the product of the mean velocity gradient and the cross-helicity correlation of the isotropic parts of the fluctuating velocity and magnetic field, $\\lb{\\bfv}\\cdot{\\bfb}\\rb^{(0)}$. The full mean field equations are derived to linear order in mean fields, but it is also shown that the cross-helicity term survives to all orders in the velocity shear. This cross-helicity term can obviate the need for a pre-existing seed mean magnetic field for mean field growth: though a fluctuating seed field is necessary for a non-vanishing cross-helicity, the term can produce linear (in time) mean field growth of the toroidal field from zero mean field. After one vertical diffusion time, the cross-helicity term becomes sub-dominant and dynamo exponential amplification/sustenance of the mean field can subsequently ensue. The cross-helicity term should produce odd symmetry in the mean magnetic field, in contrast to the usually favored even modes of the dynamo amplification in sheared discs. This may be important for the observed mean field geometries of spiral galaxies. The strength of the mean seed field provided by the cross- helicity depends linearly on the magnitude of the cross-helicity.

  16. Intergalactic Magnetic Fields from Quasar Outflows

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    Steven Furlanetto; Abraham Loeb

    2001-02-05

    Outflows from quasars inevitably pollute the intergalactic medium (IGM) with magnetic fields. The short-lived activity of a quasar leaves behind an expanding magnetized bubble in the IGM. We model the expansion of the remnant quasar bubbles and calculate their distribution as a function of size and magnetic field strength at different redshifts. We generically find that by a redshift z=3, about 5-20% of the IGM volume is filled by magnetic fields with an energy density >10% of the mean thermal energy density of a photo-ionized IGM (at T=10^4 K). As massive galaxies and X-ray clusters condense out of the magnetized IGM, the adiabatic compression of the magnetic field could result in the field strength observed in these systems without a need for further dynamo amplification. The intergalactic magnetic field could also provide a nonthermal contribution to the pressure of the photo-ionized gas that may account for the claimed discrepancy between the simulated and observed Doppler width distributions of the Ly-alpha forest.

  17. Discovery of a magnetic field on Vega

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    Lignières, F; Böhm, T; Aurière, M

    2009-01-01

    We report the detection of a magnetic field on Vega through spectropolarimetric observations. We acquired 257 Stokes V high signal-to-noise and high-resolution echelle spectra during four consecutive nights with NARVAL spectropolarimeter at the 2-m Telescope Bernard Lyot of Observatoire du Pic du Midi (France). A circularly polarized signal in line profiles is detected after gathering the contribution of about 1200 spectral lines for each spectrum and summing up the signal over the 257 spectra. Interpreting this polarization as a Zeeman signature leads to a value of $-0.6 \\pm 0.3$ G for the disk-averaged line-of-sight component of the surface magnetic field. This is the first time a magnetic field is unambiguously detected in an A-type star which is not an Ap chemically peculiar star. Moreover, the Vega longitudinal magnetic field is smaller by about two orders of magnitude than the longitudinal magnetic field (taken at its maximum phase) of the most weakly magnetic Ap stars. Magnetic fields similar to the Ve...

  18. Magnetic and Electric Field Diagnostic for High Temperature Plasmas

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    Kim, H.; Cellamare, V.; Mattick, A. T.; Jarboe, T. R.

    2000-10-01

    A Transient Internal Probe (TIP) diagnostic has been developed for precise (<= 15 G), high resolution (1 cm, 1 MHz) measurements of magnetic fields in plasmas, and has been used to determine the internal field in the Helicity Injected Torus where T <= 80 eV.( T.R. Jarboe, M.A. Bohnet, A.T. Mattick, B.A. Nelson, and D.J. Orvis, ``Results from current drive on the Helicity Injected Torus,'' Phys. Plasmas 5, 1807 (1998) ) The basis of measurement is the rotation of polarization of laser light by a magneto-optic probe launched through the plasma at ~ 2 km/sec. In order to survive and provide useful information in higher temperature plasmas, the probe must be protected by a refractory cladding. This paper discusses design of a TIP probe clad with sapphire, and presents results of measurements of B-fields using a clad probe traversing a static magnetic field at 2 km/sec. Unlike previous designs, the probe utilizes ``catseye'' optics to retroreflect the illuminating laser beam back to an ellipsometer for polarization analysis. The design incorporates an MgO lens to eliminate polarization effects, and is expected to be capable of measuring B-fields over a ~ 1/2 meter chord in plasmas with temperatures up to 300 eV. Design and preliminary tests of an electro-optic probe for measuring plasma E-fields will also be discussed.

  19. The topological description of coronal magnetic fields

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    Berger, Mitchell A.

    1986-01-01

    Determining the structure and behavior of solar coronal magnetic fields is a central problem in solar physics. At the photosphere, the field is believed to be strongly localized into discrete flux tubes. After providing a rigorous definition of field topology, how the topology of a finite collection of flux tubes may be classified is discussed.

  20. Near-field optical measurement of the surface plasmon field

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    O. Marti; H. Bielefeldt; B. Hecht; S. Herminghaus; P. Leiderer; J. Mlynek

    1993-01-01

    The intensity of the evanescent electromagnetic wave of optically excited surface plasmons was measured directly using a scanning tunneling optical microscope (STOM) setup. When resonant coupling of the driving field to the surface plasmons was achieved, the measured intensity was increased by a factor of 30 larger than the corresponding evanescent wave intensity on a bare glass surface, in agreement