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  1. Time-resolved X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy for Electron Transport Study in Warm Dense Gold

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    Lee, Jong-Won; Bae, Leejin; Engelhorn, Kyle; Heimann, Philip; Ping, Yuan; Barbrel, Ben; Fernandez, Amalia; Beckwith, Martha Anne; Cho, Byoung-Ick; GIST Team; IBS Team; LBNL Collaboration; SLAC Collaboration; LLNL Collaboration

    2015-11-01

    The warm dense Matter represents states of which the temperature is comparable to Fermi energy and ions are strongly coupled. One of the experimental techniques to create such state in the laboratory condition is the isochoric heating of thin metal foil with femtosecond laser pulses. This concept largely relies on the ballistic transport of electrons near the Fermi-level, which were mainly studied for the metals in ambient conditions. However, they were barely investigated in warm dense conditions. We present a time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy measured for the Au/Cu dual layered sample. The front Au layer was isochorically heated with a femtosecond laser pulse, and the x-ray absorption changes around L-edge of Cu, which was attached on the backside of Au, was measured with a picosecond resolution. Time delays between the heating of the `front surface' of Au layer and the alternation of x-ray spectrum of Cu attached on the `rear surface' of Au indicate the energetic electron transport mechanism through Au in the warm dense conditions. IBS (IBS-R012-D1) and the NRF (No. 2013R1A1A1007084) of Korea.

  2. Effect of electron collisions on transport coefficients induced by the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption in plasmas

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    Bendib, A.; Tahraoui, A.; Bendib, K.; Mohammed El Hadj, K.; Hueller, S.

    2005-03-01

    The transport coefficients of fully ionized plasmas under the influence of a high-frequency electric field are derived solving numerically the electron Fokker-Planck equation using a perturbation method, parametrized as a function of the electron mean-free-path {lambda}{sub ei} compared to the spatial scales L. The isotropic and anisotropic contributions of the inverse bremsstrahlung heating are considered. Electron-electron collision terms are kept in the analysis, which allows us to consider with sufficient accuracy to describe plasmas with arbitrary atomic number Z. Practical numerical fits of the transport coefficients are proposed as functions of Z and the collisionality parameter {lambda}{sub ei}/L.

  3. Temporally resolved characterization of shock-heated foam target with Al absorption spectroscopy for fast electron transport study

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    Yabuuchi, T.; Sawada, H.; Regan, S. P.; Anderson, K.; Wei, M. S.; Betti, R.; Hund, J.; Key, M. H.; Mackinnon, A. J.; McLean, H. S.; Paguio, R. R.; Patel, P. K.; Saito, K. M.; Stephens, R. B.; Wilks, S. C.; Beg, F. N.

    2012-09-01

    The CH foam plasma produced by a laser-driven shock wave has been characterized by a temporally resolved Al 1s-2p absorption spectroscopy technique. A 200 mg/cm3 foam target with Al dopant was developed for this experiment, which used an OMEGA EP [D. D. Meyerhofer et al., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244, 032010 (2010)] long pulse beam with an energy of 1.2 kJ and 3.5 ns pulselength. The plasma temperatures were inferred with the accuracy of 5 eV from the fits to the measurements using an atomic physics code. The results show that the inferred temperature is sustained at 40-45 eV between 6 and 7 ns and decreases to 25 eV at 8 ns. 2-D radiation hydrodynamic simulations show a good agreement with the measurements. Application of the shock-heated foam plasma platform toward fast electron transport experiments is discussed.

  4. Coordinating Electron Transport Chains to an Electron Donor.

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    Villegas, Carmen; Wolf, Maximilian; Joly, Damien; Delgado, Juan Luis; Guldi, Dirk M; Martín, Nazario

    2015-10-16

    Two electron transport chains (2 and 3) featuring two fullerenes with different electron acceptor strengths have been synthesized, characterized, and coordinated to a light harvesting/electron donating zinc porphyrin. Electrochemical assays corroborate the redox gradients along the designed electron transport chains, and complementary absorption and fluorescence titrations prove the assembly of ZnP-2 and ZnP-3 hybrids.

  5. Performance Analysis of Solution Transportation Absorption Chiller

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    Kiani, Behdad; Hamamoto, Yoshinori; Akisawa, Atsushi; Kashiwagi, Takao

    Thermally activated advanced absorption cycles are considered promising candidates to replace CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs for residential and commercial applications. In such absorption systems, it is desirable to utilize the waste heat from industries for heating and cooling applications in commercial and residential sectors. For this purpose, it is necessary to transport energy over some distance because the waste heat source and demand are generally located apart from each other. Transportation of steam, hot water or chilled water requires high construction costs for insulation. There is an efficient method of energy transportation using absorption system called “ Solution Transportation Absorption System (STA)”. The solution is transported at an ambient temperature so that tube-insulations not required. This paper shows the simulation of the abovementioned system and the optimal result, using mathematical optimization. The optimum system with industry‧s waste heat utilization is obtained. At the end, the effect on the pollution emission and energy conservation is obtained.

  6. Transport suction apparatus and absorption materials evaluation

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    Krupa, Debra T.; Gosbee, John

    1991-01-01

    The specific objectives were as follows. The effectiveness and function was evaluated of the hand held, manually powered v-vac for suction during microgravity. The function was evaluated of the battery powered laerdal suction unit in microgravity. The two units in control of various types of simulated bodily fluids were compared. Various types of tubing and attachments were evaluated which are required to control the collection of bodily fluids during transport. Various materials were evaluated for absorption of simulated bodily fluids. And potential problems were identified for waste management and containment of secretions and fluids during transport. Test procedures, results, and conclusions are briefly discussed.

  7. ac Magnetization transport and power absorption in nonitinerant spin chains.

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    Trauzettel, Björn; Simon, Pascal; Loss, Daniel

    2008-07-04

    We investigate the ac transport of magnetization in nonitinerant quantum systems such as spin chains described by the XXZ Hamiltonian. Using linear response theory, we calculate the ac magnetization current and the power absorption of such magnetic systems. Remarkably, the difference in the exchange interaction of the spin chain itself and the bulk magnets (i.e., the magnetization reservoirs), to which the spin chain is coupled, strongly influences the absorbed power of the system. This feature can be used in future spintronic devices to control power dissipation. Our analysis allows us to make quantitative predictions about the power absorption, and we show that magnetic systems are superior to their electronic counterparts.

  8. Electron transporting semiconducting polymers in organic electronics.

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    Zhao, Xingang; Zhan, Xiaowei

    2011-07-01

    Significant progress has been achieved in the preparation of semiconducting polymers over the past two decades, and successful commercial devices based on them are slowly beginning to enter the market. However, most of the conjugated polymers are hole transporting, or p-type, semiconductors that have seen a dramatic rise in performance over the last decade. Much less attention has been devoted to electron transporting, or n-type, materials that have lagged behind their p-type counterparts. Organic electron transporting materials are essential for the fabrication of organic p-n junctions, organic photovoltaic cells (OPVs), n-channel organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and complementary logic circuits. In this critical review we focus upon recent developments in several classes of electron transporting semiconducting polymers used in OLEDs, OFETs and OPVs, and survey and analyze what is currently known concerning electron transporting semiconductor architecture, electronic structure, and device performance relationships (87 references).

  9. Electron heating due to resonant absorption

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    Mizuno, K.; Spielman, R.B.; DeGroot, J.S.; Bollen, W.M.

    1980-01-01

    Intense, p-polarized microwaves (v/sub os//v/sub eo-/<1) are incident on an imhomogeneous plasma (10/sup 2/absorption near the critical surface (where the plasma frequency equals microwave frequency). Suprathermal electrons are heated by resonantly driven electrostatic field to produce a hot Maxwellian distribution. Most of the heated electrons flow towards the overdense region and are absorbed by the anode at the far end of the overdense region. At high power (v/sub os//v/sub eo-/>0.2), strong heating of thermal electrons, large amplitude ion acoustic turbulence, and a self-consistent dc electric field are observed near the critical surface. This dc electric field is enhanced by applying a weak magnetic field (..omega../sub ce//..omega../sub o/ approx. = 10/sup -2/).

  10. Electronic absorptions of the benzylium cation

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    Dryza, Viktoras; Chalyavi, Nahid; Sanelli, Julian A.; Bieske, Evan J.

    2012-11-01

    The electronic transitions of the benzylium cation (Bz+) are investigated over the 250-550 nm range by monitoring the photodissociation of mass-selected C7H7+-Arn (n = 1, 2) complexes in a tandem mass spectrometer. The Bz+-Ar spectrum displays two distinct band systems, the S1←S0 band system extending from 370 to 530 nm with an origin at 19 067 ± 15 cm-1, and a much stronger S3←S0 band system extending from 270 to 320 nm with an origin at 32 035 ± 15 cm-1. Whereas the S1←S0 absorption exhibits well resolved vibrational progressions, the S3←S0 absorption is broad and relatively structureless. Vibronic structure of the S1←S0 system, which is interpreted with the aid of time-dependent density functional theory and Franck-Condon simulations, reflects the activity of four totally symmetric ring deformation modes (ν5, ν6, ν9, ν13). We find no evidence for the ultraviolet absorption of the tropylium cation, which according to the neon matrix spectrum should occur over the 260 - 275 nm range [A. Nagy, J. Fulara, I. Garkusha, and J. Maier, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 50, 3022 (2011)], 10.1002/anie.201008036.

  11. Electronic transport in polycrystalline graphene.

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    Yazyev, Oleg V; Louie, Steven G

    2010-10-01

    Most materials in available macroscopic quantities are polycrystalline. Graphene, a recently discovered two-dimensional form of carbon with strong potential for replacing silicon in future electronics, is no exception. There is growing evidence of the polycrystalline nature of graphene samples obtained using various techniques. Grain boundaries, intrinsic topological defects of polycrystalline materials, are expected to markedly alter the electronic transport in graphene. Here, we develop a theory of charge carrier transmission through grain boundaries composed of a periodic array of dislocations in graphene based on the momentum conservation principle. Depending on the grain-boundary structure we find two distinct transport behaviours--either high transparency, or perfect reflection of charge carriers over remarkably large energy ranges. First-principles quantum transport calculations are used to verify and further investigate this striking behaviour. Our study sheds light on the transport properties of large-area graphene samples. Furthermore, purposeful engineering of periodic grain boundaries with tunable transport gaps would allow for controlling charge currents without the need to introduce bulk bandgaps in otherwise semimetallic graphene. The proposed approach can be regarded as a means towards building practical graphene electronics.

  12. Electron transport in bipyridinium films.

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    Raymo, Françisco M; Alvarado, Robert J

    2004-01-01

    Bipyridinium dications are versatile building blocks for the assembly of functional materials. In particular, their reliable electrochemical response has encouraged the design of electroactive films. Diverse and elegant experimental strategies to coat metallic and semiconducting electrodes with bipyridinium compounds have, in fact, emerged over the past two decades. The resulting interfacial assemblies span from a few nanometers to several micrometers in thickness. They incorporate from a single molecular layer to large collections of entangled polymer chains. They transport electrons efficiently from the electrode surface to the film/solution interface and vice versa. Electron self-exchange between and the physical diffusion of the bipyridinium building blocks conspire in defining the charge transport properties of these fascinating electroactive assemblies. Often, the matrix of electron-deficient bipyridinium dications can be exploited to entrap electron-rich analytes. Electrostatic interactions promote the supramolecular association of the guests with the surface-confined host matrix. Furthermore, chromophoric sites can be coupled to the bipyridinium dications to produce photosensitive arrays capable of harvesting light and generating current. Thus, thorough investigations on the fundamental properties of these functional molecule-based materials can lead to promising applications in electroanalysis and solar energy conversion, while contributing to advances in the basic understanding of electron transport in interfacial assemblies.

  13. Electronic absorption spectra from first principles

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    Hazra, Anirban

    Methods for simulating electronic absorption spectra of molecules from first principles (i.e., without any experimental input, using quantum mechanics) are developed and compared. The electronic excitation and photoelectron spectra of ethylene are simulated, using the EOM-CCSD method for the electronic structure calculations. The different approaches for simulating spectra are broadly of two types---Frank-Condon (FC) approaches and vibronic coupling approaches. For treating the vibrational motion, the former use the Born-Oppenheimer or single surface approximation while the latter do not. Moreover, in our FC approaches the vibrational Hamiltonian is additively separable along normal mode coordinates, while in vibronic approaches a model Hamiltonian (obtained from ab initio electronic structure theory) provides an intricate coupling between both normal modes and electronic states. A method called vertical FC is proposed, where in accord with the short-time picture of molecular spectroscopy, the approximate excited-state potential energy surface that is used to calculate the electronic spectrum is taken to reproduce the ab initio potential at the ground-state equilibrium geometry. The potential energy surface along normal modes may be treated either in the harmonic approximation or using the full one-dimensional potential. Systems with highly anharmonic potential surfaces can be treated and expensive geometry optimizations are not required, unlike the traditional FC approach. The ultraviolet spectrum of ethylene between 6.2 and 8.7 eV is simulated using vertical FC. While FC approaches for simulation are computationally very efficient, they are not accurate when the underlying approximations are unreasonable. Then, vibronic coupling model Hamiltonians are necessary. Since these Hamiltonians have an analytic form, they are used to map the potential energy surfaces and understand their topology. Spectra are obtained by numerical diagonalization of the Hamiltonians. The

  14. Electron Transport in Hall Thrusters

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    McDonald, Michael Sean

    Despite high technological maturity and a long flight heritage, computer models of Hall thrusters remain dependent on empirical inputs and a large part of thruster development to date has been heavily experimental in nature. This empirical approach will become increasingly unsustainable as new high-power thrusters tax existing ground test facilities and more exotic thruster designs stretch and strain the boundaries of existing design experience. The fundamental obstacle preventing predictive modeling of Hall thruster plasma properties and channel erosion is the lack of a first-principles description of electron transport across the strong magnetic fields between the cathode and anode. In spite of an abundance of proposed transport mechanisms, accurate assessments of the magnitude of electron current due to any one mechanism are scarce, and comparative studies of their relative influence on a single thruster platform simply do not exist. Lacking a clear idea of what mechanism(s) are primarily responsible for transport, it is understandably difficult for the electric propulsion scientist to focus his or her theoretical and computational tools on the right targets. This work presents a primarily experimental investigation of collisional and turbulent Hall thruster electron transport mechanisms. High-speed imaging of the thruster discharge channel at tens of thousands of frames per second reveals omnipresent rotating regions of elevated light emission, identified with a rotating spoke instability. This turbulent instability has been shown through construction of an azimuthally segmented anode to drive significant cross-field electron current in the discharge channel, and suggestive evidence points to its spatial extent into the thruster near-field plume as well. Electron trajectory simulations in experimentally measured thruster electromagnetic fields indicate that binary collisional transport mechanisms are not significant in the thruster plume, and experiments

  15. Electronic transport in unconventional superconductors

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    Graf, M.J.

    1998-12-31

    The author investigates the electron transport coefficients in unconventional superconductors at low temperatures, where charge and heat transport are dominated by electron scattering from random lattice defects. He discusses the features of the pairing symmetry, Fermi surface, and excitation spectrum which are reflected in the low temperature heat transport. For temperatures {kappa}{sub B}T {approx_lt} {gamma} {much_lt} {Delta}{sub 0}, where {gamma} is the bandwidth of impurity induced Andreev states, certain eigenvalues become universal, i.e., independent of the impurity concentration and phase shift. Deep in the superconducting phase ({kappa}{sub B}T {approx_lt} {gamma}) the Wiedemann-Franz law, with Sommerfeld`s value of the Lorenz number, is recovered. He compares the results for theoretical models of unconventional superconductivity in high-{Tc} and heavy fermion superconductors with experiment. The findings show that impurities are a sensitive probe of the low-energy excitation spectrum, and that the zero-temperature limit of the transport coefficients provides an important test of the order parameter symmetry.

  16. Development and physiological regulation of intestinal lipid absorption. III. Intestinal transporters and cholesterol absorption.

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    Hui, David Y; Labonté, Eric D; Howles, Philip N

    2008-04-01

    Intestinal cholesterol absorption is modulated by transport proteins in enterocytes. Cholesterol uptake from intestinal lumen requires several proteins on apical brush-border membranes, including Niemann-Pick C1-like 1 (NPC1L1), scavenger receptor B-I, and CD36, whereas two ATP-binding cassette half transporters, ABCG5 and ABCG8, on apical membranes work together for cholesterol efflux back to the intestinal lumen to limit cholesterol absorption. NPC1L1 is essential for cholesterol absorption, but its function as a cell surface transporter or an intracellular cholesterol transport protein needs clarification. Another ATP transporter, ABCA1, is present in the basolateral membrane to mediate HDL secretion from enterocytes.

  17. Selective Inhibition of Absorption and Long Distance Transport in Relation to the Dual Mechanisms of Ion Absorption in Maize Seedlings

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    Luttge, Ulrich; Laties, George G.

    1967-01-01

    The influence of several uncouplers of oxidative phosphorylation and inhibitors of terminal electron transport was studied on absorption and long distance transport of both K and C1 at concentrations within each range of the dual isotherm typical of ion uptake by maize roots. At low concentrations in the range of system 1, the system considered to implement ion movement through the plasma membrane, root absorption and long distance transport are equally inhibited by a given inhibitor. In the high range of system 2, the system considered to mediate ion passage through the tonoplast, long distance transport is markedly less sensitive to inhibitors than is absorption. The observations are in accord with the hypothesis that only system 1 is involved in the uptake of ions from the external solution into the symplast, and hence into the xylem. At high concentrations, entrance into the symplasm is deemed to be largely by diffusion and therefore less inhibitor sensitive. With respect to absorption by the roots, the plasma membrane system is more inhibitor sensitive than is the tonoplast system. It is suggested that the difference in sensitivity is real, and not the consequence of an inequality of inhibitor concentration in the vicinity of the plasma membrane and tonoplast respectively. Images PMID:6040889

  18. Electronic Transport in Graphene Heterostructures

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    Young, Andrea F.; Kim, Philip

    2011-03-01

    The elementary excitations of monolayer graphene, which behave as massless Dirac particles, make it a fascinating venue in which to study relativistic quantum phenomena. One notable example is Klein tunneling, a phenomena in which electrons convert to holes to tunnel through a potential barrier. However, the omnipresence of charged impurities in substrate-supported samples keep the overall charge distribution nonuniform, obscuring much of this "Dirac" point physics in large samples. Using local gates, one can create tunable heterojunctions in graphene, isolating the contribution of small regions of the samples to transport. In this review, we give an overview of quantum transport theory and experiment on locally gated graphene heterostructures, with an emphasis on bipolar junctions.

  19. Regulation of Intestinal Glucose Absorption by Ion Channels and Transporters

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    Chen, Lihong; Tuo, Biguang; Dong, Hui

    2016-01-01

    The absorption of glucose is electrogenic in the small intestinal epithelium. The major route for the transport of dietary glucose from intestinal lumen into enterocytes is the Na+/glucose cotransporter (SGLT1), although glucose transporter type 2 (GLUT2) may also play a role. The membrane potential of small intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) is important to regulate the activity of SGLT1. The maintenance of membrane potential mainly depends on the activities of cation channels and transporters. While the importance of SGLT1 in glucose absorption has been systemically studied in detail, little is currently known about the regulation of SGLT1 activity by cation channels and transporters. A growing line of evidence suggests that cytosolic calcium ([Ca2+]cyt) can regulate the absorption of glucose by adjusting GLUT2 and SGLT1. Moreover, the absorption of glucose and homeostasis of Ca2+ in IEC are regulated by cation channels and transporters, such as Ca2+ channels, K+ channels, Na+/Ca2+ exchangers, and Na+/H+ exchangers. In this review, we consider the involvement of these cation channels and transporters in the regulation of glucose uptake in the small intestine. Modulation of them may be a potential strategy for the management of obesity and diabetes. PMID:26784222

  20. Regulation of Intestinal Glucose Absorption by Ion Channels and Transporters.

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    Chen, Lihong; Tuo, Biguang; Dong, Hui

    2016-01-14

    The absorption of glucose is electrogenic in the small intestinal epithelium. The major route for the transport of dietary glucose from intestinal lumen into enterocytes is the Na⁺/glucose cotransporter (SGLT1), although glucose transporter type 2 (GLUT2) may also play a role. The membrane potential of small intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) is important to regulate the activity of SGLT1. The maintenance of membrane potential mainly depends on the activities of cation channels and transporters. While the importance of SGLT1 in glucose absorption has been systemically studied in detail, little is currently known about the regulation of SGLT1 activity by cation channels and transporters. A growing line of evidence suggests that cytosolic calcium ([Ca(2+)]cyt) can regulate the absorption of glucose by adjusting GLUT2 and SGLT1. Moreover, the absorption of glucose and homeostasis of Ca(2+) in IEC are regulated by cation channels and transporters, such as Ca(2+) channels, K⁺ channels, Na⁺/Ca(2+) exchangers, and Na⁺/H⁺ exchangers. In this review, we consider the involvement of these cation channels and transporters in the regulation of glucose uptake in the small intestine. Modulation of them may be a potential strategy for the management of obesity and diabetes.

  1. Ab-initio computation of electronic, and transport properties of wurtzite aluminum nitride (W-AlN) and microwave absorption properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (outer diameter 20-30 nanometers)-epoxy composites

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    Nwigboji, Ifeanyi Humphrey

    In Section I, We report findings from several ab-initio, self-consistent calculations of electronic and transport properties of wurtzite aluminum nitride (w-AlN). Our calculations utilized a local density approximation (LDA) potential and the linear combination of Gaussian orbitals (LCGO). Unlike some other density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we employed the Bagayoko, Zhao, and Williams' method, enhanced by Ekuma and Franklin (BZW-EF). The BZW-EF method verifiably leads to the minima of the occupied energies; these minima, the low laying unoccupied energies, and related wave functions provide the most variationally and physically valid density functional theory (DFT) description of the ground states of materials under study. With multiple oxidation states of Al (Al3+ to Al) and the availability of N3- to N, the BZW-EF method required several sets of self-consistent calculations with different ionic species as input. The binding energy for (Al3+ & N3-) as input was 1.5 eV larger in magnitude than those for other input choices; the results discussed here are those from the calculation that led to the absolute minima of the occupied energies with this input. Our calculated, direct band gap for w-AlN, at the Gamma point, is 6.28 eV, in excellent agreement with the 6.28 eV experimental value at 5K. We discuss the bands, total and partial densities of states, and calculated, effective masses. In section II, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-epoxy composites with MWCNTs of outer diameters (OD) of 20-30nm was fabricated. The MWCNT loadings in the composites were controlled from 1-10 wt. %. An Agilent PNA Network analyzer was utilized in the measurements of microwave absorption (MA) properties of these MWCNTs-epoxy composites over a wide frequency range of 1-26.5GHz.The measurement results showed that MA strongly depends on MWCNTs loadings in the composites. In addition, the microwave reflection, transmission, and dielectric permittivity of the MWCNTs

  2. Electronic transport in nanoscale structures

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    Lagerqvist, Johan

    In this dissertation electronic transport in nanoscale structures is discussed. An expression for the shot noise, a fluctuation in current due to the discreteness of charge, is derived directly from the wave functions of a nanoscale system. Investigation of shot noise is of particular interest due to the rich fundamental physics involved. For example, the study of shot noise can provide fundamental insight on the nature of electron transport in a nanoscale junction. We report calculations of the shot noise properties of parallel wires in the regime in which the interwire distance is much smaller than the inelastic mean free path. The validity of quantized transverse momenta in a nanoscale structure and its effect on shot noise is also discussed. We theoretically propose and show the feasibility of a novel protocol for DNA sequencing based on the electronic signature of single-stranded DNA while it translocates through a nanopore. We find that the currents for the bases are sufficiently different to allow for efficient sequencing. Our estimates reveal that sequencing of an entire human genome could be done with very high accuracy in a matter of hours, e.g., orders of magnitude faster than present techniques. We also find that although the overall magnitude of the current may change dramatically with different detection conditions, the intrinsic distinguishability of the bases is not significantly affected by pore size and transverse field strength. Finally, we study the ability of water to screen charges in nanopores by using all-atom molecular dynamics simulations coupled to electrostatic calculations. Due to the short length scales of the nanopore geometry and the large local field gradient of a single ion, the energetics of transporting an ion through the pore is strongly dependent on the microscopic details of the electric field. We show that as long as the pore allows the first hydration shell to stay intact, e.g., ˜6 nearby water molecules, the electric field

  3. Electron transport in ferromagnetic nanostructures

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    Lee, Sungbae

    As the size of a physical system decreases toward the nanoscale, quantum mechanical effects such as the discretization of energy levels and the interactions of the electronic spins become readily observable. To understand what happens within submicrometer scale samples is one of the goals of modern condensed matter physics. Electron transport phenomena drew a lot of attention over the past two decades or so, not only because quantum corrections to the classical transport theory, but also they allow us to probe deeply into the microscopic nature of the system put to test. Although a significant amount of research was done in the past and thus extended our understanding in this field, most of these works were concentrated on simpler examples. Electron transport in strongly correlated systems is still a field that needs to be explored more thoroughly. In fact, experimental works that have been done so far to characterize coherence physics in correlated systems such as ferromagnetic metals are far from conclusive. One reason ferromagnetic samples draw such attention is that there exist correlations that lead to excitations (e.g. spin waves, domain wall motions) not present in normal metals, and these new environmental degrees of freedom can have profound effects on decoherence processes. In this thesis, three different types of magnetic samples were examined: a band ferromagnetism based metallic ferromagnet, permalloy, a III-V diluted ferromagnetic semiconductor with ferromagnetism from a hole-mediated exchange interaction, and magnetite nanocrystals and films. The first observation of time-dependent universal conductance fluctuations (TD-UCF) in permalloy is presented and our observations lead to three major conclusions. First, the cooperon contribution to the conductance is suppressed in this material. This is consistent with some theoretical expectations, and implies that weak localization will be suppressed as well. Second, we see evidence that domain wall motion

  4. Absorption and Transport of Sea Cucumber Saponins from Apostichopus japonicus.

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    Li, Shuai; Wang, Yuanhong; Jiang, Tingfu; Wang, Han; Yang, Shuang; Lv, Zhihua

    2016-06-17

    The present study is focused on the intestinal absorption of sea cucumber saponins. We determined the pharmacokinetic characteristics and bioavailability of Echinoside A and Holotoxin A₁; the findings indicated that the bioavailability of Holotoxin A₁ was lower than Echinoside A. We inferred that the differences in chemical structure between compounds was a factor that explained their different characteristics of transport across the intestine. In order to confirm the absorption characteristics of Echinoside A and Holotoxin A₁, we examined their transport across Caco-2 cell monolayer and effective permeability by single-pass intestinal perfusion. The results of Caco-2 cell model indicate that Echinoside A is transported by passive diffusion, and not influenced by the exocytosis of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, expressed in the apical side of Caco-2 monolayers as the classic inhibitor). The intestinal perfusion also demonstrated well the absorption of Echinoside A and poor absorption of Holotoxin A₁, which matched up with the result of the Caco-2 cell model. The results demonstrated our conjecture and provides fundamental information on the relationship between the chemical structure of these sea cucumber saponins and their absorption characteristics, and we believe that our findings build a foundation for the further metabolism study of sea cucumber saponins and contribute to the further clinical research of saponins.

  5. Absorption and Transport of Sea Cucumber Saponins from Apostichopus japonicus

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    Li, Shuai; Wang, Yuanhong; Jiang, Tingfu; Wang, Han; Yang, Shuang; Lv, Zhihua

    2016-01-01

    The present study is focused on the intestinal absorption of sea cucumber saponins. We determined the pharmacokinetic characteristics and bioavailability of Echinoside A and Holotoxin A1; the findings indicated that the bioavailability of Holotoxin A1 was lower than Echinoside A. We inferred that the differences in chemical structure between compounds was a factor that explained their different characteristics of transport across the intestine. In order to confirm the absorption characteristics of Echinoside A and Holotoxin A1, we examined their transport across Caco-2 cell monolayer and effective permeability by single-pass intestinal perfusion. The results of Caco-2 cell model indicate that Echinoside A is transported by passive diffusion, and not influenced by the exocytosis of P-glycoprotein (P-gp, expressed in the apical side of Caco-2 monolayers as the classic inhibitor). The intestinal perfusion also demonstrated well the absorption of Echinoside A and poor absorption of Holotoxin A1, which matched up with the result of the Caco-2 cell model. The results demonstrated our conjecture and provides fundamental information on the relationship between the chemical structure of these sea cucumber saponins and their absorption characteristics, and we believe that our findings build a foundation for the further metabolism study of sea cucumber saponins and contribute to the further clinical research of saponins. PMID:27322290

  6. Molecular shock response of explosives: electronic absorption spectroscopy

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    Mcgrne, Shawn D; Moore, David S; Whitley, Von H; Bolme, Cindy A; Eakins, Daniel E

    2009-01-01

    Electronic absorption spectroscopy in the range 400-800 nm was coupled to ultrafast laser generated shocks to begin addressing the question of the extent to which electronic excitations are involved in shock induced reactions. Data are presented on shocked polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) thin films and single crystal pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN). Shocked PMMA exhibited thin film interference effects from the shock front. Shocked PETN exhibited interference from the shock front as well as broadband increased absorption. Relation to shock initiation hypotheses and the need for time dependent absorption data (future experiments) is briefly discussed.

  7. Molecular Shock Response of Explosives: Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy

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    McGrane, S. D.; Moore, D. S.; Whitley, V. H.; Bolme, C. A.; Eakins, D. E.

    2009-12-01

    Electronic absorption spectroscopy in the range 400-800 nm was coupled to ultrafast laser generated shocks to begin addressing the extent to which electronic excitations are involved in shock induced reactions. Data are presented on shocked polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) thin films and single crystal pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN). Shocked PMMA exhibited thin film interference effects from the shock front. Shocked PETN exhibited interference as well as broadband increased absorption. Relation to shock initiation and the need for time dependent absorption (future experiments) is briefly discussed.

  8. Shape of impurity electronic absorption bands in nematic liquid crystal

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    Aver`yanov, E.M.

    1994-11-01

    The impurity-matrix anisotropic static intermolecular interactions, orientation-statistical properties, and electronic structure of uniaxial impurity molecules are shown to have a significant influence on spectral moments of the electronic absorption bands of impurities in the nematic liquid crystal. 14 refs., 3 figs.

  9. "Stirred, Not Shaken": Vibrational Coherence Can Speed Up Electronic Absorption.

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    Chang, Bo Y; Shin, Seokmin; Sola, Ignacio R

    2015-08-27

    We have recently proposed a laser control scheme for ultrafast absorption in multilevel systems by parallel transfer (J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, 6, 1724). In this work we develop an analytical model that better takes into account the main features of electronic absorption in molecules. We show that the initial vibrational coherence in the ground electronic state can be used to greatly enhance the rate and yield of absorption when ultrashort pulses are used, provided that the phases of the coherences are taken into account. On the contrary, the initial coherence plays no role in the opposite limit, when a single long pulse drives the optical transition. The theory is tested by numerical simulations in the first absorption band of Na2.

  10. The Absorption Spectrum of an Electron Solvated in Sodalite

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    1992-05-15

    S. FUNDING NUMBERS The Absorption Spectrum of an Electron N00014-90-J-1159 Solvated in Sodalite C AUTHOR(S) K. Haug, V. Srdanov, G. Stucky, and H...words) We use a simple model to study the color change taking place when sodium atoms are absorbed in the zeolite sodalite . The Hamiltonian is that...the absorption spectrum on the magnitude of framework charges, the orientation of the Na 4 cluster in the sodalite cells, the localization of the

  11. Coupled electron-photon radiation transport

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    Lorence, L.; Kensek, R.P.; Valdez, G.D.; Drumm, C.R.; Fan, W.C.; Powell, J.L.

    2000-01-17

    Massively-parallel computers allow detailed 3D radiation transport simulations to be performed to analyze the response of complex systems to radiation. This has been recently been demonstrated with the coupled electron-photon Monte Carlo code, ITS. To enable such calculations, the combinatorial geometry capability of ITS was improved. For greater geometrical flexibility, a version of ITS is under development that can track particles in CAD geometries. Deterministic radiation transport codes that utilize an unstructured spatial mesh are also being devised. For electron transport, the authors are investigating second-order forms of the transport equations which, when discretized, yield symmetric positive definite matrices. A novel parallelization strategy, simultaneously solving for spatial and angular unknowns, has been applied to the even- and odd-parity forms of the transport equation on a 2D unstructured spatial mesh. Another second-order form, the self-adjoint angular flux transport equation, also shows promise for electron transport.

  12. Root Absorption and Transport Behavior of Technetium in Soybean 1

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    Cataldo, Dominic A.; Wildung, Raymond E.; Garland, Thomas R.

    1983-01-01

    The absorption characteristics and mechanisms of pertechnetate (TcO4−) uptake by hydroponically grown soybean seedlings (Glycine max cv Williams) were determined. Absorption from 10 micromolar solutions was linear for at least 6 hours, with 30% of the absorbed TcO4− being transferred to the shoot. Evaluation of concentration-dependent absorption rates from solutions containing 0.02 to 10 micromolar TcO4− shows the presence of multiphasic absorption isotherms with calculated Ks values of 0.09, 8.9, and 54 micromolar for intact seedlings. The uptake of TcO4− was inhibited by a 4-fold concentration excess of sulfate, phosphate, selenate, molybdate, and permanganate; no reduction was noted with borate, nitrate, tungstate, perrhenate, iodate, or vanadate. Analyses of the kinetics of interaction between TcO4− and inhibiting anions show permanganate to be a noncompetitive inhibitor, while sulfate, phosphate, and selenate, and molybdate exhibit characteristics of competitive inhibitors of TcO4− transport suggesting involvement of a common transport process. PMID:16663311

  13. Root absorption and transport behavior of technetium in soybean.

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    Cataldo, D A; Wildung, R E; Garland, T R

    1983-11-01

    The absorption characteristics and mechanisms of pertechnetate (TcO(4) (-)) uptake by hydroponically grown soybean seedlings (Glycine max cv Williams) were determined. Absorption from 10 micromolar solutions was linear for at least 6 hours, with 30% of the absorbed TcO(4) (-) being transferred to the shoot. Evaluation of concentration-dependent absorption rates from solutions containing 0.02 to 10 micromolar TcO(4) (-) shows the presence of multiphasic absorption isotherms with calculated K(s) values of 0.09, 8.9, and 54 micromolar for intact seedlings. The uptake of TcO(4) (-) was inhibited by a 4-fold concentration excess of sulfate, phosphate, selenate, molybdate, and permanganate; no reduction was noted with borate, nitrate, tungstate, perrhenate, iodate, or vanadate. Analyses of the kinetics of interaction between TcO(4) (-) and inhibiting anions show permanganate to be a noncompetitive inhibitor, while sulfate, phosphate, and selenate, and molybdate exhibit characteristics of competitive inhibitors of TcO(4) (-) transport suggesting involvement of a common transport process.

  14. Concerning the Optical Absorption Band of the Hydrated Electron,

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    methylene blue ) showed marked nonlinear absorption due to saturation of optical transitions, no such change was observed for hydrated electrons even though the light intensity was varied by > 10 to the 7th power up to 200 photons per hydrated electron per sq cm. Consequently the photoexcited state lifetime is estimated to be than 6 x 10 to the -12th power sec. This finding is discussed briefly in terms of three possible origins for the absorption band, namely that involving excitation to a bound excited state, as a photoionization efficiency profile or as a distribution

  15. Laser absorption and electron propagation in rippled plasma targets

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    Shukla, Chandrasekhar; Das, Amita; Patel, Kartik

    2016-10-01

    Efficient absorption of laser energy and the collimated propagation of relativistic electron beams (generated by the laser target interaction) in plasma are two issues which are of significant importance for applications such as fast ignition scheme of inertial confinement fusion (ICF). It is shown with the help of 2-D Particle- In- Cell simulations that introducing density ripples transverse to the laser propagation direction enhances the efficiency of laser power absorption. Furthermore, the density ripples are also instrumental in suppressing the Weibel instability of the propagating electron beam (which is responsible for the divergence of the beam). A physical understanding of the two effects is also provided.

  16. Electron Transport in Water Vapour

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    Kawaguchi, Satoru; Satoh, Kohki; Itoh, Hidenori

    2015-09-01

    Sets of electron collision cross sections for water vapour previously reported are examined by comparing calculated electron swarm parameters with measured parameters. Further, reliable cross section set of water vapour is estimated by the electron swarm method using Monte Carlo simulation to ensure the accuracy of the swarm parameter calculation. The values of an electron drift velocity, a longitudinal diffusion coefficient, and an effective ionisation coefficient calculated from Yousfi and Benabdessadok's set and those calculated from Itikawa and Mason's set do not necessarily agree with measured data. A new cross section set of water vapour, which consists of three kinds of rotational excitation, two kinds of vibrational excitation, three kinds of electron attachment, twenty-six kinds of electronic excitation, and six kinds of ionisation cross sections, and an elastic collision cross section, is estimated, and an anisotropic electron scattering for elastic and rotational excitation collision is considered. The swarm parameters calculated from the estimated cross section set is in good agreement with measured data in a wide range of reduced electric field.

  17. Absorption and transport of milk calcium by infant rats

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    Blake, H.H.; Henning, S.J. )

    1988-01-01

    All previous studies of Ca absorption in the developing animal have used simple salts of Ca. The aims of the current study are (1) to determine the predominant form of Ca in rat milk and (2) to compare the absorption of milk Ca and CaCl{sub 2}. In vivo-labeled rat milk was obtained by injecting lactating dams with {sup 45}CaCl{sub 2}. Distribution of {sup 45}Ca in the cream, whey, and casein fractions was determined by differential centrifugation, the values being 0.3, 5, and 95%, respectively. To study Ca absorption, rats aged 14 and 28 days received either {sup 45}Ca-milk or {sup 45}CaCl{sub 2} by intragastric intubation. At 14 days, transport of milk Ca into the carcass was significantly slower than that of CaCl{sub 2}, although by 6 h postintubation both had plateaued at {approximately}92% of dose. At 28 days, the time course of transport was the same for the two forms of Ca, and the plateau was not significantly different from that at 14 days. In the younger animals, more Ca from milk than from CaCl{sub 2} was retained in gastrointestinal tissue. Quantitation of {sup 45}Ca in various segments of the gastrointestinal tract showed that the greater retention of milk Ca occurred in the stomach, the duodenum, and the distal jejunum. The authors conclude that milk Ca is efficiently absorbed by the suckling rat, possibly in a protein-bound form. The mechanism of the absorptive process awaits further investigation.

  18. Microscopic theory of electron absorption by plasma-facing surfaces

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    Bronold, F. X.; Fehske, H.

    2017-01-01

    We describe a method for calculating the probability with which the wall of a plasma absorbs an electron at low energy. The method, based on an invariant embedding principle, expresses the electron absorption probability as the probability for transmission through the wall’s long-range surface potential times the probability to stay inside the wall despite of internal backscattering. To illustrate the approach we apply it to a SiO2 surface. Besides emission of optical phonons inside the wall we take elastic scattering at imperfections of the plasma-wall interface into account and obtain absorption probabilities significantly less than unity in accordance with available electron-beam scattering data but in disagreement with the widely used perfect absorber model.

  19. Transport experiments with Dirac electrons

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    Checkelsky, Joseph George

    This thesis presents transport experiments performed on solid state systems in which the behavior of the charge carriers can be described by the Dirac equation. Unlike the massive carriers in a typical material, in these systems the carriers behave like massless fermions with a photon-like dispersion predicted to greatly modify their spin and charge transport properties. The first system studied is graphene, a crystalline monolayer of carbon arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The band structure calculated from the hexagonal lattice has the form of the massless Dirac Hamiltonian. At the charge neutral Dirac point, we find that application of a magnetic field drives a transition to an insulating state. We also study the thermoelectric properties of graphene and find that the states near the Dirac point have a unique response compared to those at higher charge density. The second system is the 3D topological insulator Bi2Se3, where a Dirac-like dispersion for states on the 2D surface of the insulating 3D crystal arises as a result of the topology of the 3D bands and time reversal symmetry. To access the transport properties of the 2D states, we suppress the remnant bulk conduction channel by chemical doping and electrostatic gating. In bulk crystals we find strong quantum corrections to transport at low temperature when the bulk conduction channel is maximally suppressed. In microscopic crystals we are able better to isolate the surface conduction channel properties. We identify in-gap conducting states that have relatively high mobility compared to the bulk and exhibit weak anti-localization, consistent with predictions for protected 2D surface states with strong spin-orbit coupling.

  20. The Electron Transport Chain: An Interactive Simulation

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    Romero, Chris; Choun, James

    2014-01-01

    This activity provides students an interactive demonstration of the electron transport chain and chemiosmosis during aerobic respiration. Students use simple, everyday objects as hydrogen ions and electrons and play the roles of the various proteins embedded in the inner mitochondrial membrane to show how this specific process in cellular…

  1. Electron transport through single carbon nanotubes

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    Schenkel, Thomas; Chai, G.; Heinrich, H.; Chow, L.; Schenkel, T.

    2007-08-01

    We report on the transport of energetic electrons through single, well aligned multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT). Embedding of CNTs in a protective carbon fiber coating enables the application of focused ion beam based sample preparation techniques for the non-destructive isolation and alignment of individual tubes. Aligned tubes with lengths of 0.7 to 3 mu m allow transport of 300 keV electrons in a transmission electron microscope through their hollow cores at zero degree incident angles and for a misalignment of up to 1 degree.

  2. Measurements of parallel electron velocity distributions using whistler wave absorption

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    Thuecks, D. J.; Skiff, F.; Kletzing, C. A.

    2012-08-15

    We describe a diagnostic to measure the parallel electron velocity distribution in a magnetized plasma that is overdense ({omega}{sub pe} > {omega}{sub ce}). This technique utilizes resonant absorption of whistler waves by electrons with velocities parallel to a background magnetic field. The whistler waves were launched and received by a pair of dipole antennas immersed in a cylindrical discharge plasma at two positions along an axial background magnetic field. The whistler wave frequency was swept from somewhat below and up to the electron cyclotron frequency {omega}{sub ce}. As the frequency was swept, the wave was resonantly absorbed by the part of the electron phase space density which was Doppler shifted into resonance according to the relation {omega}-k{sub ||v||} = {omega}{sub ce}. The measured absorption is directly related to the reduced parallel electron distribution function integrated along the wave trajectory. The background theory and initial results from this diagnostic are presented here. Though this diagnostic is best suited to detect tail populations of the parallel electron distribution function, these first results show that this diagnostic is also rather successful in measuring the bulk plasma density and temperature both during the plasma discharge and into the afterglow.

  3. Multidimensional Deterministic Electron Transport Calculations

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    1992-05-01

    inlllnlnilinlmmm nMI MII n~lA - Is - -The SMART scattering matrix is not tied to a particular angular flux distribution . -There is considerable numerical...Both expressions are derived by performing an uncollided electron balance over the i’th path length cell. The uncollided flux is then distributed to the...OIS1UTInOIAVALAIT Y STAIEMENT LDIOSTRIUTION CODE Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. 13. A8STRACTO"d noww Fast and accurate techniques for

  4. Electronic Transport in Ultrathin Heterostructures.

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    1981-10-01

    rqgion consisting of twelve - 50-A GaAs wells alter- Compounds. St. Lois . 1978. edited by C. M. Wolfe asting with thirteen - I0-A AlAs barriers. The ex...alloy range energy range comparable (and competitive) with III-V al- (x < x, -0.45), an obvious limit to the heterobarrier height loys . or energy-gap...International, Electronics Research Center, Anaheim, CA 92803, U.S.A. (Received 3 November 1980 by J. Tauc ) Data are presented on MO-CVD AlGa I, As

  5. NASA three-laser airborne differential absorption lidar system electronics

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    Allen, R. J.; Copeland, G. D.

    1984-01-01

    The system control and signal conditioning electronics of the NASA three laser airborne differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system are described. The multipurpose DIAL system was developed for the remote measurement of gas and aerosol profiles in the troposphere and lower stratosphere. A brief description and photographs of the majority of electronics units developed under this contract are presented. The precision control system; which includes a master control unit, three combined NASA laser control interface/quantel control units, and three noise pulse discriminator/pockels cell pulser units; is described in detail. The need and design considerations for precision timing and control are discussed. Calibration procedures are included.

  6. EPR and electronic absorption spectra of copper bearing turquoise mineral

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    Sharma, K. B. N.; Moorthy, L. R.; Reddy, B. J.; Vedanand, S.

    1988-10-01

    Electron paramagnetic resonance and optical absorption spectra of turquoise have been studied both at room and low temperatures. It is concluded from the EPR spectra that the ground state of Cu 2+ ion in turquoise is 2A g(d x2- y2) and it is sited in an elongated rhombic octahedron (D 2π). The observed absorption bands at 14970 and 18354 cm -1 are assigned at 2A g→ 2B 1 g( dx2- y2→ xy) and 2A g→[ su2B 3g(d x 2-y 2→d yz) respectively assuming D 2π symmetry which are inconsistent with EPR studies. The three bands in the NIR region are attributed to combinations of fundamental modes of the H 2O molecule present in the sample.

  7. Electron Transport in Solvated Porous Nanocarbons

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    Baskin, Artem; Kral, Petr

    2013-03-01

    We study electron transport in porous nanocarbons (PNCs) in vacuum, gases, and ionic solutions. Using state of the art electronic structure methods and nonequilibrium Green's functions techniques, we explore the band structures and the current-voltage characteristics of PNCs with different sizes, shapes, positioning and functionalization of pores, edges, and types of electrodes. We find that the presence of ions and molecules around PNCs can largely influence their electron transmissivity. Therefore, PNCs could be used for highly sensitive detection of ions and polar molecules passing around them.

  8. Numerical solution of the electron transport equation

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    Woods, Mark

    The electron transport equation has been solved many times for a variety of reasons. The main difficulty in its numerical solution is that it is a very stiff boundary value problem. The most common numerical methods for solving boundary value problems are symmetric collocation methods and shooting methods. Both of these types of methods can only be applied to the electron transport equation if the boundary conditions are altered with unrealistic assumptions because they require too many points to be practical. Further, they result in oscillating and negative solutions, which are physically meaningless for the problem at hand. For these reasons, all numerical methods for this problem to date are a bit unusual because they were designed to try and avoid the problem of extreme stiffness. This dissertation shows that there is no need to introduce spurious boundary conditions or invent other numerical methods for the electron transport equation. Rather, there already exists methods for very stiff boundary value problems within the numerical analysis literature. We demonstrate one such method in which the fast and slow modes of the boundary value problem are essentially decoupled. This allows for an upwind finite difference method to be applied to each mode as is appropriate. This greatly reduces the number of points needed in the mesh, and we demonstrate how this eliminates the need to define new boundary conditions. This method is verified by showing that under certain restrictive assumptions, the electron transport equation has an exact solution that can be written as an integral. We show that the solution from the upwind method agrees with the quadrature evaluation of the exact solution. This serves to verify that the upwind method is properly solving the electron transport equation. Further, it is demonstrated that the output of the upwind method can be used to compute auroral light emissions.

  9. X-ray absorption spectroscopic investigation of the electronic structure differences in solution and crystalline oxyhemoglobin

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    Wilson, Samuel A.; Green, Evan; Mathews, Irimpan I.; Benfatto, Maurizio; Hodgson, Keith O.; Hedman, Britt; Sarangi, Ritimukta

    2013-01-01

    Hemoglobin (Hb) is the heme-containing O2 transport protein essential for life in all vertebrates. The resting high-spin (S = 2) ferrous form, deoxy-Hb, combines with triplet O2, forming diamagnetic (S = 0) oxy-Hb. Understanding this electronic structure is the key first step in understanding transition metal–O2 interaction. However, despite intense spectroscopic and theoretical studies, the electronic structure description of oxy-Hb remains elusive, with at least three different descriptions proposed by Pauling, Weiss, and McClure-Goddard, based on theory, spectroscopy, and crystallography. Here, a combination of X-ray absorption spectroscopy and extended X-ray absorption fine structure, supported by density functional theory calculations, help resolve this debate. X-ray absorption spectroscopy data on solution and crystalline oxy-Hb indicate both geometric and electronic structure differences suggesting that two of the previous descriptions are correct for the Fe–O2 center in oxy-Hb. These results support the multiconfigurational nature of the ground state developed by theoretical results. Additionally, it is shown here that small differences in hydrogen bonding and solvation effects can tune the ground state, tipping it into one of the two probable configurations. These data underscore the importance of solution spectroscopy and show that the electronic structure in the crystalline form may not always reflect the true ground-state description in solution. PMID:24062465

  10. Absorption effects in electron-sulfur-dioxide collisions

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    Machado, L. E.; Sugohara, R. T.; Santos, A. S. dos; Lee, M.-T.; Iga, I.; Souza, G. L. C. de; Homem, M. G. P.; Michelin, S. E.; Brescansin, L. M.

    2011-09-15

    A joint experimental-theoretical study on electron-SO{sub 2} collisions in the low and intermediate energy range is reported. More specifically, experimental elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer cross sections in absolute scale are measured in the 100-1000 eV energy range using the relative-flow technique. Calculated elastic differential, integral, and momentum transfer cross sections as well as grand-total and total absorption cross sections are also presented in the 1-1000 eV energy range. A complex optical potential is used to represent the electron-molecule interaction dynamics, whereas the Schwinger variational iterative method combined with the distorted-wave approximation is used to solve the scattering equations. Comparison of the present results is made with the theoretical and experimental results available in the literature.

  11. Regulation of Photosynthetic Electron Transport and Photoinhibition

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    Roach, Thomas; Krieger-Liszkay, Anja Krieger

    2014-01-01

    Photosynthetic organisms and isolated photosystems are of interest for technical applications. In nature, photosynthetic electron transport has to work efficiently in contrasting environments such as shade and full sunlight at noon. Photosynthetic electron transport is regulated on many levels, starting with the energy transfer processes in antenna and ending with how reducing power is ultimately partitioned. This review starts by explaining how light energy can be dissipated or distributed by the various mechanisms of non-photochemical quenching, including thermal dissipation and state transitions, and how these processes influence photoinhibition of photosystem II (PSII). Furthermore, we will highlight the importance of the various alternative electron transport pathways, including the use of oxygen as the terminal electron acceptor and cyclic flow around photosystem I (PSI), the latter which seem particularly relevant to preventing photoinhibition of photosystem I. The control of excitation pressure in combination with the partitioning of reducing power influences the light-dependent formation of reactive oxygen species in PSII and in PSI, which may be a very important consideration to any artificial photosynthetic system or technical device using photosynthetic organisms. PMID:24678670

  12. Modeling electronic quantum transport with machine learning

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    Lopez-Bezanilla, Alejandro; von Lilienfeld, O. Anatole

    2014-06-01

    We present a machine learning approach to solve electronic quantum transport equations of one-dimensional nanostructures. The transmission coefficients of disordered systems were computed to provide training and test data sets to the machine. The system's representation encodes energetic as well as geometrical information to characterize similarities between disordered configurations, while the Euclidean norm is used as a measure of similarity. Errors for out-of-sample predictions systematically decrease with training set size, enabling the accurate and fast prediction of new transmission coefficients. The remarkable performance of our model to capture the complexity of interference phenomena lends further support to its viability in dealing with transport problems of undulatory nature.

  13. The effect of electron-electron interaction induced dephasing on electronic transport in graphene nanoribbons

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    Kahnoj, Sina Soleimani; Touski, Shoeib Babaee; Pourfath, Mahdi E-mail: pourfath@iue.tuwien.ac.at

    2014-09-08

    The effect of dephasing induced by electron-electron interaction on electronic transport in graphene nanoribbons is theoretically investigated. In the presence of disorder in graphene nanoribbons, wavefunction of electrons can set up standing waves along the channel and the conductance exponentially decreases with the ribbon's length. Employing the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism along with an accurate model for describing the dephasing induced by electron-electron interaction, we show that this kind of interaction prevents localization and transport of electrons remains in the diffusive regime where the conductance is inversely proportional to the ribbon's length.

  14. Absorption of intense microwaves and ion acoustic turbulence due to heat transport

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    De Groot, J.S.; Liu, J.M.; Matte, J.P.

    1994-02-04

    Measurements and calculations of the inverse bremsstrahlung absorption of intense microwaves are presented. The isotropic component of the electron distribution becomes flat-topped in agreement with detailed Fokker-Planck calculations. The plasma heating is reduced due to the flat-topped distributions in agreement with calculations. The calculations show that the heat flux at high microwave powers is very large, q{sub max} {approx} 0.3 n{sub e}v{sub e}T{sub e}. A new particle model to, calculate the heat transport inhibition due to ion acoustic turbulence in ICF plasmas is also presented. One-dimensional PIC calculations of ion acoustic turbulence excited due to heat transport are presented. The 2-D PIC code is presently being used to perform calculations of heat flux inhibition due to ion acoustic turbulence.

  15. Electronic absorption and ground state structure of carotenoid molecules.

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    Mendes-Pinto, Maria M; Sansiaume, Elodie; Hashimoto, Hideki; Pascal, Andrew A; Gall, Andrew; Robert, Bruno

    2013-09-26

    Predicting the complete electronic structure of carotenoid molecules remains an extremely complex problem, particularly in anisotropic media such as proteins. In this paper, we address the electronic properties of nine relatively simple carotenoids by the combined use of electronic absorption and resonance Raman spectroscopies. Linear carotenoids exhibit an excellent correlation between (i) the inverse of their conjugation chain length N, (ii) the energy of their S0 → S2 electronic transition, and (iii) the position of their ν1 Raman band (corresponding to the stretching mode of their conjugated C═C bonds). For cyclic carotenoids such as β-carotene, this correlation is also observed between the latter two parameters (S0 → S2 energy and ν1 frequency), whereas their "nominal" conjugation length N does not follow the same relationship. We conclude that β-carotene and cyclic carotenoids in general exhibit a shorter effective conjugation length than that expected from their chemical structure. In addition, the effect of solvent polarizability on these molecular parameters was investigated for four of the carotenoids used in this study. We demonstrate that resonance Raman spectroscopy can discriminate between the different effects underlying shifts in the S0 → S2 transition of carotenoid molecules.

  16. Self-consistent electron transport in tokamaks

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    Gatto, R.; Chavdarovski, I.

    2007-09-15

    Electron particle, momentum, and energy fluxes in axisymmetric toroidal devices are derived from a version of the action-angle collision operator that includes both diffusion and drag in action-space [D. A. Hitchcock, R. D. Hazeltine, and S. M. Mahajan, Phys. Fluids 26, 2603 (1983); H. E. Mynick, J. Plasma Phys. 39, 303 (1988)]. A general result of the theory is that any contribution to transport originating directly from the toroidal frequency of the particle motion is constrained to be zero when the electron temperature is equal to the ion temperature. In particular, this constraint applies to those components of the particle and energy fluxes that are proportional to the magnetic shear, independent of the underlying turbulence and of whether the particles are trapped or untrapped. All the total fluxes describing collisionless transport of passing electrons in steady-state magnetic turbulence contain contributions proportional to the conventional thermodynamic drives, which are always outward, and contributions proportional to the magnetic shear, which have both magnitude and sign dependent on the ion-electron temperature ratio. The turbulent generalization of Ohm's law includes a hyper-resistive term, which flattens the current density profile on a fast time scale, and a turbulent electric field, which can have both signs depending on the electron-ion temperature ratio.

  17. Enhanced carrier collection efficiency and reduced quantum state absorption by electron doping in self-assembled quantum dot solar cells

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    Li, Tian; Lu, Haofeng; Fu, Lan; Tan, Hark Hoe; Jagadish, Chennupati; Dagenais, Mario

    2015-02-01

    Reduced quantum dot (QD) absorption due to state filling effects and enhanced electron transport in doped QDs are demonstrated to play a key role in solar energy conversion. Reduced QD state absorption with increased n-doping is observed in the self-assembled In0.5Ga0.5As/GaAs QDs from high resolution below-bandgap external quantum efficiency (EQE) measurement, which is a direct consequence of the Pauli exclusion principle. We also show that besides partial filling of the quantum states, electron-doping produces negatively charged QDs that exert a repulsive Coulomb force on the mobile electrons, thus altering the electron trajectory and reducing the probability of electron capture, leading to an improved collection efficiency of photo-generated carriers, as indicated by an absolute above-bandgap EQE measurement. The resulting redistribution of the mobile electron in the planar direction is further validated by the observed photoluminescence intensity dependence on doping.

  18. Electron transport fluxes in potato plateau regime

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    Shaing, K.C.; Hazeltine, R.D.

    1997-12-01

    Electron transport fluxes in the potato plateau regime are calculated from the solutions of the drift kinetic equation and fluid equations. It is found that the bootstrap current density remains finite in the region close to the magnetic axis, although it decreases with increasing collision frequency. This finite amount of the bootstrap current in the relatively collisional regime is important in modeling tokamak startup with 100{percent} bootstrap current. {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  19. Electronic transport in arrays of gold nanocrystals

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    Parthasarathy, Raghuveer

    We examine electronic transport through two-dimensional arrays of gold nanocrystals. Recently developed techniques of particle synthesis and array self-assembly provide ordered (and disordered) monolayers of six-nanometer diameter gold nanocrystals on substrates with in-plane electrodes. These well-characterized superlattices allow investigation of basic questions about electronic conduction in metal quantum dot assemblies, answers to which have previously remained elusive. We first address the relation between current and voltage. Central to transport is the Coulomb blockade, the energetic cost of adding a single electron to a nanocrystal. Theoretical studies suggest power-law scaling of current beyond a threshold voltage in Coulomb blockade dominated systems. In ordered arrays, our data follow a power-law form, but with a scaling exponent significantly higher than the theoretical prediction. In disordered arrays, power-law scaling is violated; we explain that disorder disturbs the branching of current-carrying paths responsible for power-law conduction. Second, we examine the effect of temperature on transport. We find a large low-temperature regime (up to about 100 K) in which thermal energy acts only to linearly suppress the threshold voltage, leaving the current scale unaffected. We provide a simple, analytic model of thermally assisted tunneling which quantitatively describes the data. Third, we develop a simple and novel technique to tune the interparticle electronic couplings of the arrays---deposition of small amounts of germanium on the monolayers. The germanium dopant lowers the voltage threshold, and also increases conductivity. It also increases the temperature dependence of transport, suggesting the introduction of trapped states between the gold nanocrystal cores.

  20. Electronic transport in methylated fragments of DNA

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    de Almeida, M. L.; Oliveira, J. I. N.; Lima Neto, J. X.; Gomes, C. E. M.; Fulco, U. L.; Albuquerque, E. L.; Freire, V. N.; Caetano, E. W. S.; de Moura, F. A. B. F.; Lyra, M. L.

    2015-11-01

    We investigate the electronic transport properties of methylated deoxyribonucleic-acid (DNA) strands, a biological system in which methyl groups are added to DNA (a major epigenetic modification in gene expression), sandwiched between two metallic platinum electrodes. Our theoretical simulations apply an effective Hamiltonian based on a tight-binding model to obtain current-voltage curves related to the non-methylated/methylated DNA strands. The results suggest potential applications in the development of novel biosensors for molecular diagnostics.

  1. Electronic transport in methylated fragments of DNA

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    Almeida, M. L. de; Oliveira, J. I. N.; Lima Neto, J. X.; Gomes, C. E. M.; Fulco, U. L. Albuquerque, E. L.; Freire, V. N.; Caetano, E. W. S.; Moura, F. A. B. F. de; Lyra, M. L.

    2015-11-16

    We investigate the electronic transport properties of methylated deoxyribonucleic-acid (DNA) strands, a biological system in which methyl groups are added to DNA (a major epigenetic modification in gene expression), sandwiched between two metallic platinum electrodes. Our theoretical simulations apply an effective Hamiltonian based on a tight-binding model to obtain current-voltage curves related to the non-methylated/methylated DNA strands. The results suggest potential applications in the development of novel biosensors for molecular diagnostics.

  2. Electronic transport in smectic liquid crystals

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    Shiyanovskaya, I.; Singer, K. D.; Twieg, R. J.; Sukhomlinova, L.; Gettwert, V.

    2002-04-01

    Time-of-flight measurements of transient photoconductivity have revealed bipolar electronic transport in phenylnaphthalene and biphenyl liquid crystals (LC), which exhibit several smectic mesophases. In the phenylnaphthalene LC, the hole mobility is significantly higher than the electron mobility and exhibits different temperature and phase behavior. Electron mobility in the range ~10-5 cm2/V s is temperature activated and remains continuous at the phase transitions. However, hole mobility is nearly temperature independent within the smectic phases, but is very sensitive to smectic order, 10-3 cm2/V s in the smectic-B (Sm-B) and 10-4 cm2/V s in the smectic-A (Sm-A) mesophases. The different behavior for holes and electron transport is due to differing transport mechanisms. The electron mobility is apparently controlled by rate-limiting multiple shallow trapping by impurities, but hole mobility is not. To explain the lack of temperature dependence for hole mobility within the smectic phases we consider two possible polaron transport mechanisms. The first mechanism is based on the hopping of Holstein small polarons in the nonadiabatic limit. The polaron binding energy and transfer integral values, obtained from the model fit, turned out to be sensitive to the molecular order in smectic mesophases. A second possible scenario for temperature-independent hole mobility involves the competion between two different polaron mechanisms involving so-called nearly small molecular polarons and small lattice polarons. Although the extracted transfer integrals and binding energies are reasonable and consistent with the model assumptions, the limited temperature range of the various phases makes it difficult to distinguish between any of the models. In the biphenyl LCs both electron and hole mobilities exhibit temperature activated behavior in the range of 10-5 cm2/V s without sensitivity to the molecular order. The dominating transport mechanism is considered as multiple trapping

  3. Runaway electron transport via tokamak microturbulence

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    Hauff, T.; Jenko, F.

    2009-10-15

    The mechanisms found for the magnetic transport of fast ions in the work of Hauff et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 075004 (2009)] are extended to the diffusion of runaway electrons. Due to their smaller mass and larger energy, they behave strongly relativistically, for which reason the scaling laws defined previously have to be modified. It is found that due to these changes, the regime of constant magnetic transport does not exist anymore, but diffusivity scales with E{sup -1} for magnetic transport, or even with E{sup -2} in the case that finite gyroradius effects become important. It is shown that the modified analytical approaches are able to explain the surprisingly small values found in experiments, although it cannot be excluded that possibly other reduction mechanisms are present at the same time.

  4. Electronic transport properties in graphene oxide frameworks

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    Zhu, P.; Cruz-Silva, E.; Meunier, V.

    2014-02-01

    The electronic transport properties in multiterminal graphene oxide framework (GOF) materials are investigated using a combination of theoretical and computational methods. GOFs make up four-terminal [origin=c]90H-shaped GNR-L-GNR junctions where sandwiched boronic acid molecules (L) are covalently linked to two graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) of different edge chiralities. The transport properties are governed by both tunneling and quasiresonant regimes. We determine how the presence of linker molecules affects the transport properties and establish that the through-molecule transport properties can be tuned by varying the chemical composition of the pillar molecules but are not significantly modified when changing the type of electrodes from zigzag GNRs to armchair GNRs. In addition, we find that in multilinker systems containing two parallel molecules in the device area, the coupling between the molecules can lead to both constructive and destructive quantum interferences. We also examine the inability of the classical Kirchhoff's superposition law to account for electron flow in multilinker GOF nanonetworks.

  5. Time-Resolved IR-Absorption Spectroscopy of Hot-Electron Dynamics in Satellite and Upper Conduction Bands in GaP

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    Cavicchia, M. A.; Alfano, R. R.

    1995-01-01

    The relaxation dynamics of hot electrons in the X6 and X7 satellite and upper conduction bands in GaP was directly measured by femtosecond UV-pump-IR-probe absorption spectroscopy. From a fit to the induced IR-absorption spectra the dominant scattering mechanism giving rise to the absorption at early delay times was determined to be intervalley scattering of electrons out of the X7 upper conduction-band valley. For long delay times the dominant scattering mechanism is electron-hole scattering. Electron transport dynamics of the upper conduction band of GaP has been time resolved.

  6. Studying metal ion-protein interactions: electronic absorption, circular dichroism, and electron paramagnetic resonance.

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    Quintanar, Liliana; Rivillas-Acevedo, Lina

    2013-01-01

    Metal ions play a wide range of important functional roles in biology, and they often serve as cofactors in enzymes. Some of the metal ions that are essential for life are strongly associated with proteins, forming obligate metalloproteins, while others may bind to proteins with relatively low affinity. The spectroscopic tools presented in this chapter are suitable to study metal ion-protein interactions. Metal sites in proteins are usually low symmetry centers that differentially absorb left and right circularly polarized light. The combination of electronic absorption and circular dichroism (CD) in the UV-visible region allows the characterization of electronic transitions associated with the metal-protein complex, yielding information on the geometry and nature of the metal-ligand interactions. For paramagnetic metal centers in proteins, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) is a powerful tool that provides information on the chemical environment around the unpaired electron(s), as it relates to the electronic structure and geometry of the metal-protein complex. EPR can also probe interactions between the electron spin and nuclear spins in the vicinity, yielding valuable information on some metal-ligand interactions. This chapter describes each spectroscopic technique and it provides the necessary information to design and implement the study of metal ion-protein interactions by electronic absorption, CD, and EPR.

  7. Quantum electron transport in toroidal carbon nanotubes

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    Jack, Mark; Encinosa, Mario

    2008-03-01

    Electron transport under bias is treated in tight-binding approximation using a non-equilibrium Green's function approach. Density-of-states D(E), transmissivity T(E), and current ISD are calculated through a (3,3) armchair nanotorus with laterally attached metallic leads and a magnetic field penetrating the toroidal plane. Plateaus in T(E) through the torus are observed as a function of both the relative angle between leads and magnetic flux. Initial computational studies performed with 1800 atoms and attached leads show substantial computational slowdown when increasing the system size by a factor of two. Results are generated by inverting the device Hamiltonian with a standard recursion method extended to account for unit cell toroidal closure. Significant computational speed-up is expected for a parallelized code on a multiprocessor computer cluster. The dependence of electronic features on torus size and torus curvature is tested for three tori with 900, 1800 and 3600 carbon atoms, respectively. References: 1. M. Jack and M. Encinosa, Quantum electron transport in toroidal carbon nanotubes with metallic leads. ArXiv: quant-ph/0709.0760. 2. M. Encinosa and M. Jack, Dipole and solenoidal magnetic moments of electronic surface currents on toroidal nanostructures. J. Comp.-Aided Mat. Design (Springer), 14 (1) (2007) 65 -- 71.

  8. Studies of runaway electron transport in TEXT

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    Wang, Pei-Wen.

    1991-12-01

    The transport of runaway electrons is studied by a plasma position shift experiment and by imposing an externally applied perturbing magnetic field on the edge. The perturbing magnetic field can produce either magnetic islands or, with overlapping islands, a stochastic field. Hard X-ray signals are then measured and compared with analytic and numerical model results. Diffusion coefficients in the edge, {approximately}10{sup 4} cm{sup 2}/sec, and inside the plasma, {approximately}10{sup 2} {minus} 10{sup 3} cm{sup 2}/sec, are estimated. The averaged drift effects are small and the intrinsic magnetic fluctuations are estimated to be < (b{sub r}/B{sub 0}){sup 2} > {approximately}1-{sup {minus}10} at the edge and decreasing inward. Runaway electrons are a good diagnostic of the magnetic fluctuations. It is considered that the magnetic fluctuations have a negligible effect on electron thermal diffusion in the edge plasma.

  9. On electron transport through Geobacter biofilms.

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    Bond, Daniel R; Strycharz-Glaven, Sarah M; Tender, Leonard M; Torres, César I

    2012-06-01

    Geobacter spp. can form a biofilm that is more than 20 μm thick on an anode surface by utilizing the anode as a terminal respiratory electron acceptor. Just how microbes transport electrons through a thick biofilm and across the biofilm/anode interface, and what determines the upper limit to biofilm thickness and catalytic activity (i.e., current, the rate at which electrons are transferred to the anode), are fundamental questions attracting substantial attention. A significant body of experimental evidence suggests that electrons are transferred from individual cells through a network of cytochromes associated with cell outer membranes, within extracellular polymeric substances, and along pili. Here, we describe what is known about this extracellular electron transfer process, referred to as electron superexchange, and its proposed role in biofilm anode respiration. Superexchange is able to account for many different types of experimental results, as well as for the upper limit to biofilm thickness and catalytic activity that Geobacter biofilm anodes can achieve.

  10. Electronic absorption of Frenkel excitons in topologically disordered systems

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    Schweizer, Kenneth S.

    1986-10-01

    A self-consistent effective medium theory of the electronic absorption spectra of tightly bound dipolar excitons in simple fluids is developed within the adiabatic picture. The theoretical approach is based on the isomorphism between the path-integral formulation of quantum theory and classical statistical mechanics and is an extension of previous work [D. Chandler, K. S. Schweizer, and P. G. Wolynes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 49, 1100 (1982)]. The consequences of fluid structural disorder on resonant excitation transfer and the statistical fluctuations of single molecule energy levels are simultaneously treated. Detailed numerical calculations are performed to establish the dependence of the absorption spectrum on fluid density, short range order, and the relative magnitude of the resonant transfer vs the single site disorder. The density dependence of the spectral features are found to be a sensitive function of fluid structure and the relative strength of the localizing vs the delocalizing interactions. By comparing the liquid state results with the corresponding crystalline solid behavior, the consequences of topological disorder on the exciton spectrum are identified. The relevance of the theoretical predictions to spectroscopic probes of exciton delocalization in molecular liquids and glasses is discussed.

  11. Electronic transport in graphene-based heterostructures

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    Tan, J. Y.; Avsar, A.; Balakrishnan, J.; Taychatanapat, T.; O'Farrell, E. C. T.; Eda, G.; Castro Neto, A. H.; Koon, G. K. W.; Özyilmaz, B.; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.

    2014-05-05

    While boron nitride (BN) substrates have been utilized to achieve high electronic mobilities in graphene field effect transistors, it is unclear how other layered two dimensional (2D) crystals influence the electronic performance of graphene. In this Letter, we study the surface morphology of 2D BN, gallium selenide (GaSe), and transition metal dichalcogenides (tungsten disulfide (WS{sub 2}) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS{sub 2})) crystals and their influence on graphene's electronic quality. Atomic force microscopy analysis shows that these crystals have improved surface roughness (root mean square value of only ∼0.1 nm) compared to conventional SiO{sub 2} substrate. While our results confirm that graphene devices exhibit very high electronic mobility (μ) on BN substrates, graphene devices on WS{sub 2} substrates (G/WS{sub 2}) are equally promising for high quality electronic transport (μ ∼ 38 000 cm{sup 2}/V s at room temperature), followed by G/MoS{sub 2} (μ ∼ 10 000 cm{sup 2}/V s) and G/GaSe (μ ∼ 2200 cm{sup 2}/V s). However, we observe a significant asymmetry in electron and hole conduction in G/WS{sub 2} and G/MoS{sub 2} heterostructures, most likely due to the presence of sulphur vacancies in the substrate crystals. GaSe crystals are observed to degrade over time even under ambient conditions, leading to a large hysteresis in graphene transport making it a less suitable substrate.

  12. Femtosecond X-ray absorption study of electron localization in photoexcited anatase TiO2

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    Santomauro, F. G.; Lübcke, A.; Rittmann, J.; Baldini, E.; Ferrer, A.; Silatani, M.; Zimmermann, P.; Grübel, S.; Johnson, J. A.; Mariager, S. O.; Beaud, P.; Grolimund, D.; Borca, C.; Ingold, G.; Johnson, S.L.; Chergui, M.

    2015-01-01

    Transition metal oxides are among the most promising solar materials, whose properties rely on the generation, transport and trapping of charge carriers (electrons and holes). Identifying the latter’s dynamics at room temperature requires tools that combine elemental and structural sensitivity, with the atomic scale resolution of time (femtoseconds, fs). Here, we use fs Ti K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) upon 3.49 eV (355 nm) excitation of aqueous colloidal anatase titanium dioxide nanoparticles to probe the trapping dynamics of photogenerated electrons. We find that their localization at Titanium atoms occurs in <300 fs, forming Ti3+ centres, in or near the unit cell where the electron is created. We conclude that electron localization is due to its trapping at pentacoordinated sites, mostly present in the surface shell region. The present demonstration of fs hard X-ray absorption capabilities opens the way to a detailed description of the charge carrier dynamics in transition metal oxides. PMID:26437873

  13. Femtosecond X-ray absorption study of electron localization in photoexcited anatase TiO2.

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    Santomauro, F G; Lübcke, A; Rittmann, J; Baldini, E; Ferrer, A; Silatani, M; Zimmermann, P; Grübel, S; Johnson, J A; Mariager, S O; Beaud, P; Grolimund, D; Borca, C; Ingold, G; Johnson, S L; Chergui, M

    2015-10-06

    Transition metal oxides are among the most promising solar materials, whose properties rely on the generation, transport and trapping of charge carriers (electrons and holes). Identifying the latter's dynamics at room temperature requires tools that combine elemental and structural sensitivity, with the atomic scale resolution of time (femtoseconds, fs). Here, we use fs Ti K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) upon 3.49 eV (355 nm) excitation of aqueous colloidal anatase titanium dioxide nanoparticles to probe the trapping dynamics of photogenerated electrons. We find that their localization at Titanium atoms occurs in <300 fs, forming Ti(3+) centres, in or near the unit cell where the electron is created. We conclude that electron localization is due to its trapping at pentacoordinated sites, mostly present in the surface shell region. The present demonstration of fs hard X-ray absorption capabilities opens the way to a detailed description of the charge carrier dynamics in transition metal oxides.

  14. Local atomic order, electronic structure and electron transport properties of Cu-Zr metallic glasses

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    Antonowicz, J.; Pietnoczka, A.; Pekała, K.; Latuch, J.; Evangelakis, G. A.

    2014-05-01

    We studied atomic and electronic structures of binary Cu-Zr metallic glasses (MGs) using combined experimental and computational methods including X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power (TEP) measurements, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and ab-initio calculations. The results of MD simulations and extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis indicate that atomic order of Cu-Zr MGs and can be described in terms of interpenetrating icosahedral-like clusters involving five-fold symmetry. MD configurations were used as an input for calculations of theoretical electronic density of states (DOS) functions which exhibits good agreement with the experimental X-ray absorption near-edge spectra. We found no indication of minimum of DOS at Fermi energy predicted by Mott's nearly free electron (NFE) model for glass-forming alloys. The theoretical DOS was subsequently used to test Mott's model describing the temperature variation of electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power of transition metal-based MGs. We demonstrate that the measured temperature variations of electrical resistivity and TEP remain in a contradiction with this model. On the other hand, the experimental temperature dependence of electrical resistivity can be explained by incipient localization of conduction electrons. It is shown that weak localization model works up to relatively high temperatures when localization is destroyed by phonons. Our results indicate that electron transport properties of Cu-Zr MGs are dominated by localization effects rather than by electronic structure. We suggest that NFE model fails to explain a relatively high glass-forming ability of binary Cu-Zr alloys.

  15. Local atomic order, electronic structure and electron transport properties of Cu-Zr metallic glasses

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    Antonowicz, J. Pietnoczka, A.; Pękała, K.; Latuch, J.; Evangelakis, G. A.

    2014-05-28

    We studied atomic and electronic structures of binary Cu-Zr metallic glasses (MGs) using combined experimental and computational methods including X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, electrical resistivity, thermoelectric power (TEP) measurements, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and ab-initio calculations. The results of MD simulations and extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis indicate that atomic order of Cu-Zr MGs and can be described in terms of interpenetrating icosahedral-like clusters involving five-fold symmetry. MD configurations were used as an input for calculations of theoretical electronic density of states (DOS) functions which exhibits good agreement with the experimental X-ray absorption near-edge spectra. We found no indication of minimum of DOS at Fermi energy predicted by Mott's nearly free electron (NFE) model for glass-forming alloys. The theoretical DOS was subsequently used to test Mott's model describing the temperature variation of electrical resistivity and thermoelectric power of transition metal-based MGs. We demonstrate that the measured temperature variations of electrical resistivity and TEP remain in a contradiction with this model. On the other hand, the experimental temperature dependence of electrical resistivity can be explained by incipient localization of conduction electrons. It is shown that weak localization model works up to relatively high temperatures when localization is destroyed by phonons. Our results indicate that electron transport properties of Cu-Zr MGs are dominated by localization effects rather than by electronic structure. We suggest that NFE model fails to explain a relatively high glass-forming ability of binary Cu-Zr alloys.

  16. Unconventional dc Transport in Rashba Electron Gases.

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    Brosco, Valentina; Benfatto, Lara; Cappelluti, Emmanuele; Grimaldi, Claudio

    2016-04-22

    We discuss the transport properties of a disordered two-dimensional electron gas with strong Rashba spin-orbit coupling. We show that in the high-density regime where the Fermi energy overcomes the energy associated with spin-orbit coupling, dc transport is accurately described by a standard Drude's law, due to a nontrivial compensation between the suppression of backscattering and the relativistic correction to the quasiparticle velocity. On the contrary, when the system enters the opposite dominant spin-orbit regime, Drude's paradigm breaks down and the dc conductivity becomes strongly sensitive to the spin-orbit coupling strength, providing a suitable tool to test the entanglement between spin and charge degrees of freedom in these systems.

  17. Electron Transport in Short Peptide Single Molecules

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    Cui, Jing; Brisendine, Joseph; Ng, Fay; Nuckolls, Colin; Koder, Ronald; Venkarataman, Latha

    We present a study of the electron transport through a series of short peptides using scanning tunneling microscope-based break junction method. Our work is motivated by the need to gain a better understanding of how various levels of protein structure contribute to the remarkable capacity of proteins to transport charge in biophysical processes such as respiration and photosynthesis. We focus here on short mono, di and tri-peptides, and probe their conductance when bound to gold electrodes in a native buffer environment. We first show that these peptides can bind to gold through amine, carboxyl, thiol and methyl-sulfide termini. We then focus on two systems (glycine and alanine) and show that their conductance decays faster than alkanes terminated by the same linkers. Importantly, our results show that the peptide bond is less conductive than a sigma carbon-carbon bond. This work was supported in part by NSF-DMR 1507440.

  18. Detection of electron paramagnetic resonance absorption using frequency modulation.

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    Hirata, Hiroshi; Kuyama, Toshifumi; Ono, Mitsuhiro; Shimoyama, Yuhei

    2003-10-01

    A frequency modulation (FM) method was developed to measure electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) absorption. The first-derivative spectrum of 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) powder was measured with this FM method. Frequency modulation of up to 1.6 MHz (peak-to-peak) was achieved at a microwave carrier frequency of 1.1 GHz. This corresponds to a magnetic field modulation of 57microT (peak-to-peak) at 40.3 mT. By using a tunable microwave resonator and automatic control systems, we achieved a practical continuous-wave (CW) EPR spectrometer that incorporates the FM method. In the present experiments, the EPR signal intensity was proportional to the magnitude of frequency modulation. The background signal at the modulation frequency (1 kHz) for EPR detection was also proportional to the magnitude of frequency modulation. An automatic matching control (AMC) system reduced the amplitude of noise in microwave detection and improved the baseline stability. Distortion of the spectral lineshape was seen when the spectrometer settings were not appropriate, e.g., with a lack of the open-loop gain in automatic tuning control (ATC). FM is an alternative to field modulation when the side-effect of field modulation is detrimental for EPR detection. The present spectroscopic technique based on the FM scheme is useful for measuring the first derivative with respect to the microwave frequency in investigations of electron-spin-related phenomena.

  19. Two-photon absorption measurements in graphene fragments: Role of electron-electron interactions

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    Sandhu, A.; Roberts, A.; Aryanpour, K.; Shukla, A.; Mazumdar, S.

    2012-02-01

    Many-body interactions in graphene are an active field of research. There is a clear evidence of strong electron correlation effects in other carbon based materials which have the same sp^2 hybridization as graphene. For example, in linear-polyenes, the electron-electron interactions are considered responsible for the occurrence of lowest two-photon state below the optical one-photon state. The electronic correlation in these linear systems is a strong function of the chain length. Thus, it is pertinent to question if the two-dimensional graphene fragments also exhibit strong correlation effects and how these effects scale with fragment size. Using a white light super-continuum source, we perform z-scan measurements to extract frequency-dependent two-photon absorption coefficients in symmetric molecular fragments of graphene, e.g. coronene and hexabenzocoronene. A comparison of one-photon and two-photon absorption coefficients is then used to uncover the extent of correlation effects. In the smallest fragment, coronene, our results indicate a strong signature of the Coulomb interactions. We will discuss how the importance of electron-electron interaction varies with system size and its implication for the correlation effects in graphene.

  20. Electronic transport in Pd nanocluster devices

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    Ayesh, A. I.

    2011-03-01

    Palladium nanoclusters with an average diameter of 6.7 nm are prepared by magnetron sputtering and inert gas condensation technique. The nanoclusters are deposited between a pair of electrodes defined by optical lithography to create the device. The electronic transport in the devices is investigated by systematic current-voltage measurements. It is demonstrated through fitting the conductance-temperature profile into a conductance model that the conductance in the device is dominated by tunneling. The fitting provides meaningful physical parameters such as the number of nanoclusters within the conduction path, and it shows that some of the nanoclusters are fused together.

  1. Electronic and Ionic Transport in Polymers.

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    1988-04-06

    PROCUREMENT INSTRUMENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ORGANIZATION Defense Advanced (if applicable) Research Projects Agency DARPA 1100014-86-K-0769 8c ADDRESS...include Area Code) I22c. OFFiC_: SYM80L Dr. JoAnn Millikan (202) 696-4410 1 DO FORM 1473,84 -MAR 83 APR eaition may be usea until exnaustea. SECURITY...3811 Cognizant ONR Scientific Officer: Dr. JoAnn Millikan Contract No.: N00014-86-K-0769 Short Title of Work: "Electronic and Ionic Transport in Polymers

  2. RHIC electron lens beam transport system design considerations

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    Luo, Y.; Heimerle, M.; Fischer, W.; Pikin, A.; Beebe, E.; Bruno, D.; Gassner, D.; Gu, X.; Gupta, R. C.; Hock, J.; Jain, A.; Lambiase, R.; Mapes, M.; Meng, W.; Montag, C.; Oerter, B.; Okamura, M.; Raparia, D.; Tan, Y.; Than, R.; Tuozzolo, J.; Zhang, W.

    2010-08-03

    To apply head-on beam-beam compensation for RHIC, two electron lenses are designed and will be installed at IP6 and IP8. Each electron lens has several sub-systems, including electron gun, electron collector, superconducting main solenoid (SM), diagnostics system and power supply system. In addition to these systems, beam transport system which can transport electron beam from electron gun side to collector side is also needed.

  3. High Pressure X-ray Absorption Studies on Correlated-Electron Systems

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    Cornelius, Andrew L.

    2016-08-26

    This project used high pressure to alter the electron-electron and electron-lattice interactions in rare earth and actinide compounds. Knowledge of these properties is the starting points for a first-principles understanding of electronic and electronically related macroscopic properties. The research focused on a systematic study of x-ray absorption measurements on rare earth and actinide compounds.

  4. Simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport of bismuth vanadate photoanodes for solar water splitting

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    Kim, Tae Woo; Ping, Yuan; Galli, Giulia A.; Choi, Kyoung-Shin

    2015-10-01

    n-Type bismuth vanadate has been identified as one of the most promising photoanodes for use in a water-splitting photoelectrochemical cell. The major limitation of BiVO4 is its relatively wide bandgap (~2.5 eV), which fundamentally limits its solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency. Here we show that annealing nanoporous bismuth vanadate electrodes at 350 °C under nitrogen flow can result in nitrogen doping and generation of oxygen vacancies. This gentle nitrogen treatment not only effectively reduces the bandgap by ~0.2 eV but also increases the majority carrier density and mobility, enhancing electron-hole separation. The effect of nitrogen incorporation and oxygen vacancies on the electronic band structure and charge transport of bismuth vanadate are systematically elucidated by ab initio calculations. Owing to simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport, the applied bias photon-to-current efficiency of nitrogen-treated BiVO4 for solar water splitting exceeds 2%, a record for a single oxide photon absorber, to the best of our knowledge.

  5. Simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport of bismuth vanadate photoanodes for solar water splitting.

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    Kim, Tae Woo; Ping, Yuan; Galli, Giulia A; Choi, Kyoung-Shin

    2015-10-26

    n-Type bismuth vanadate has been identified as one of the most promising photoanodes for use in a water-splitting photoelectrochemical cell. The major limitation of BiVO4 is its relatively wide bandgap (∼2.5 eV), which fundamentally limits its solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency. Here we show that annealing nanoporous bismuth vanadate electrodes at 350 °C under nitrogen flow can result in nitrogen doping and generation of oxygen vacancies. This gentle nitrogen treatment not only effectively reduces the bandgap by ∼0.2 eV but also increases the majority carrier density and mobility, enhancing electron-hole separation. The effect of nitrogen incorporation and oxygen vacancies on the electronic band structure and charge transport of bismuth vanadate are systematically elucidated by ab initio calculations. Owing to simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport, the applied bias photon-to-current efficiency of nitrogen-treated BiVO4 for solar water splitting exceeds 2%, a record for a single oxide photon absorber, to the best of our knowledge.

  6. Electron Transport through Porphyrin Molecular Junctions

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    Zhou, Qi

    The goal of this work is to study the properties that would affect the electron transport through a porphyrin molecular junction. This work contributes to the field of electron transport in molecular junctions in the following 3 aspects. First of all, by carrying out experiments comparing the conductance of the iron (III) porphyrin (protected) and the free base porphyrin (protected), it is confirmed that the molecular energy level broadening and shifting occurs for porphyrin molecules when coupled with the metal electrodes, and this level broadening and shifting plays an important role in the electron transport through molecular junctions. Secondly, by carrying out an in-situ deprotection of the acetyl-protected free base porphyrin molecules, it is found out that the presence of acetyl groups reduces the conductance. Thirdly, by incorporating the Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) spectrum and the in-situ deprotection prior to formation of molecular junctions, it allows a more precise understanding of the molecules involved in the formation of molecular junctions, and therefore allows an accurate analysis of the conductance histogram. The molecules are prepared by self-assembly and the junctions are formed using a Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) molecular break junction technique. The porphyrin molecules are characterized by MALDI in solution before self-assembly to a gold/mica substrate. The self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of porphyrins on gold are characterized by Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) reflection spectroscopy to confirm that the molecules are attached to the substrate. The SAMs are then characterized by Angle-Resolved X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (ARXPS) to determine the thickness and the average molecular orientation of the molecular layer. The electron transport is measured by conductance-displacement (G-S) experiments under a given bias (-0.4V). The conductance value of a single molecule is identified by a statistical analysis

  7. Magnetospheric models for electron acceleration and transport in the heliosphere

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    Cooper, J. F.; Baker, D. N.

    1993-01-01

    Electron transport and acceleration processes in the earth's magnetosphere have correspondences to analogous processes affecting electrons in the solar magnetosphere (i.e., heliosphere). Energetic electrons in planetary magnetospheres and the heliosphere are test particles probing transport and acceleration dynamics with minimal effects on dominant magnetic field configurations. Parallels are discussed relating to electron entry into the magnetospheres from interplanetary and interstellar space, circulatory transport processes, and acceleration by electric fields in boundary regions including shocks and magnetotails.

  8. Absorption and long distance transport by isolated stele of maize roots in relation to the dual mechanisms of ion absorption.

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    Lüttge, U; Laties, G G

    1967-06-01

    Ion absorption and transport by intact roots, isolated cortex and isolated stele were compared shortly after tissue isolation and after aging. Absorption isotherms in the low and in the high concentration range show that in stripped-stele, which absorbs at a very low rate immediately after isolation, the capacity of system 1 but not system 2 is built up with aging. In agreement with this result analysis of individual fluxes across plasmamembrane and tonoplast reveals that only the influx from the medium into the cytoplasm increases considerably with aging of stele. Changes observed in aging excised roots and in isolated cortex are much less significant. In spite of the increase of absorption with aging by isolated stele, long distance transport, which is essentially passive through freshly stripped stele, decreases with aging. The reported results reflect the marked permeability of the plasmamembrane of fresh isolated stele, and demonstrate the importance of the cortex as a tissue "collecting" ions for long distance transport. New evidence for the theory of symplasmatic transport of ions into the xylem vessels is thus provided.

  9. Characterization of gastrointestinal absorption of digoxin involving influx and efflux transporter in rats: application of mdr1a knockout (-/-) rats into absorption study of multiple transporter substrate.

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    Suzuki, Motoya; Komura, Hiroshi; Yoshikawa, Tomonori; Enya, Seiji; Nagao, Akemi; Takubo, Hiroaki; Kogayu, Motohiro

    2014-11-01

    1.  This study was aimed to characterize gastrointestinal absorption of digoxin using wild-type (WT) and multidrug resistance protein 1a [mdr1a; P-glycoprotein (P-gp)] knockout (-/-) rats. 2.  In WT rats, the area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) of oral digoxin increased after oral pretreatment with quinidine at 30 mg/kg compared with non-treatment, but the increasing ratio tended to decrease at a high dose of 100 mg/kg. In mdr1a (-/-) rats, however, quinidine pretreatment caused a dose-dependent decrease in the AUC. 3.  Quinidine pretreatment did not alter the hepatic availability of digoxin, indicating that the changes in the digoxin AUC were attributable to inhibition of the absorption process by quinidine; i.e. inhibition of influx by quinidine in mdr1a (-/-) rats and inhibition of efflux and influx by quinidine in WT rats. 4.  An in situ rat intestinal closed loop study using naringin implied that organic anion transporting peptide (Oatp) 1a5 may be a responsible transporter in the absorption of digoxin. 5.  These findings imply that the rat absorption behavior of digoxin is possibly governed by Oatp1a5-mediated influx and P-gp-mediated efflux. The mdr1a (-/-) rat is therefore a useful in vivo tool to investigate drug absorption associated with multiple transporters including P-gp.

  10. Cyclotron-absorption measurement of the runaway-electron distribution in a tokamak

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    Zvonkov, A.V.; Suvorov, E.V.; Timofeev, A.V.; Fraiman, A.A.

    1983-03-01

    The distribution function of runaway electrons in a tokamak can be determined in the slightly relativistic region from measurements of the absorption coefficient corresponding to electron cyclotron waves. The plasma should be probed in the vertical direction.

  11. Characterization of the Electronic Structure of Silicon Nanoparticles Using X-ray Absorption and Emission

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    Vaverka, April Susan Montoya

    2008-01-01

    Resolving open questions regarding transport in nanostructures can have a huge impact on a broad range of future technologies such as light harvesting for energy. Silicon has potential to be used in many of these applications. Understanding how the band edges of nanostructures move as a function of size, surface termination and assembly is of fundamental importance in understanding the transport properties of these materials. In this thesis work I have investigated the change in the electronic structure of silicon nanoparticle assemblies as the surface termination is changed. Nanoparticles are synthesized using a thermal evaporation technique and sizes are determined using atomic force microscopy (AFM). By passivating the particles with molecules containing alcohol groups we are able to modify the size dependent band edge shifts. Both the valence and conduction bands are measured using synchrotron based x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and soft x-ray fluorescence (SXF) techniques. Particles synthesized via recrystallization of amorphous silicon/SiO2 multilayers of thicknesses below 10 nm are also investigated using the synchrotron techniques. These samples also show quantum confinement effects but the electronic structure is different from those synthesized via evaporation methods. The total bandgap is determined for all samples measured. The origins of these differences in the electronic structures are discussed.

  12. Ion age transport: developing devices beyond electronics

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    Demming, Anna

    2014-03-01

    There is more to current devices than conventional electronics. Increasingly research into the controlled movement of ions and molecules is enabling a range of new technologies. For example, as Weihua Guan, Sylvia Xin Li and Mark Reed at Yale University explain, 'It offers a unique opportunity to integrate wet ionics with dry electronics seamlessly'. In this issue they provide an overview of voltage-gated ion and molecule transport in engineered nanochannels. They cover the theory governing these systems and fabrication techniques, as well as applications, including biological and chemical analysis, and energy conversion [1]. Studying the movement of particles in nanochannels is not new. The transport of materials in rock pores led Klinkenberg to describe an analogy between diffusion and electrical conductivity in porous rocks back in 1951 [2]. And already in 1940, Harold Abramson and Manuel Gorin noted that 'When an electric current is applied across the living human skin, the skin may be considered to act like a system of pores through which transfer of substances like ragweed pollen extract may be achieved both by electrophoretic and by diffusion phenomena' [3]. Transport in living systems through pore structures on a much smaller scale has attracted a great deal of research in recent years as well. The selective transport of ions and small organic molecules across the cell membrane facilitates a number of functions including communication between cells, nerve conduction and signal transmission. Understanding these processes may benefit a wide range of potential applications such as selective separation, biochemical sensing, and controlled release and drug delivery processes. In Germany researchers have successfully demonstrated controlled ionic transport through nanopores functionalized with amine-terminated polymer brushes [4]. The polymer nanobrushes swell and shrink in response to changes in temperature, thus opening and closing the nanopore passage to ionic

  13. ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF ABSORPTION OF TRACER MATERIALS BY TOAD URINARY BLADDER EPITHELIUM

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    Choi, Jae Kwon

    1965-01-01

    The absorption of Thorotrast and saccharated iron oxide by the epithelium of the toad urinary bladder was studied by electron microscopy. Whether the toads were hydrated, dehydrated, or given Pitressin, no significant differences in transport of colloidal particles by epithelial cells were observed. This implies that these physiological factors had little effect on the transport of the tracer particles. Tracer particles were encountered in three types of epithelial cells which line the bladder lumen, but most frequently in the mitochondria-rich cells. Tracer materials were incorporated into the cytoplasm of epithelial cells after being adsorbed to the coating layer covering the luminal surface of the cells. In the intermediate stage (1 to 3 hours after introducing tracer) particles were present in small vesicles, tubules, and multivesicular bodies. In the later stages (up to 65 hours), the particles were more commonly seen to be densely packed within large membrane-bounded bodies which were often found near the Golgi region. These large bodies probably were formed by the fusion of small vesicles. Irrespective of the stages of absorption, no particles were found in the intercellular spaces or in the submucosa. Particles apparently did not penetrate the intercellular spaces of the epithelium beyond the level of the tight junction. PMID:14287173

  14. Electron transport through magnetic quantum point contacts

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    Day, Timothy Ellis

    Spin-based electronics, or spintronics, has generated a great deal of interest as a possible next-generation integrated circuit technology. Recent experimental and theoretical work has shown that these devices could exhibit increased processing speed, decreased power consumption, and increased integration densities as compared with conventional semiconductor devices. The spintronic device that was designed, fabricated, and tested throughout the course of this work aimed to study the generation of spin-polarized currents in semiconductors using magnetic fringe fields. The device scheme relied on the Zeeman effect in combination with a quantum mechanical barrier to generate spin-polarized currents. The Zeeman effect was used to break the degeneracy of spin-up and spin-down electrons and the quantum mechanical potential to transmit one while rejecting the other. The design was dictated by the drive to maximize the strength of the magnetic fringe field and in turn maximize the energy separation of the two spin species. The device was fabricated using advanced techniques in semiconductor processing including electron beam lithography and DC magnetron sputtering. Measurements were performed in a 3He cryostat equipped with a superconducting magnet at temperatures below 300 mK. Preliminary characterization of the device revealed magnetoconductance oscillations produced by the effect of the transverse confining potential on the density of states and the mobility. Evidence of the effect of the magnetic fringe fields on the transport properties of electrons in the device were observed in multiple device measurements. An abrupt washout of the quantized conductance steps was observed over a minute range of the applied magnetic field. The washout was again observed as electrons were shifted closer to the magnetic gates. In addition, bias spectroscopy demonstrated that the washout occurred despite stronger electron confinement, as compared to a non-magnetic split-gate. Thus, the

  15. Electron and proton absorption calculations for a graphite/epoxy composite model. [large space structures

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    Long, E. R., Jr.

    1979-01-01

    The Bethe-Bloch stopping power relations for inelastic collisions were used to determine the absorption of electron and proton energy in cured neat epoxy resin and the absorption of electron energy in a graphite/epoxy composite. Absorption of electron energy due to bremsstrahlung was determined. Electron energies from 0.2 to 4.0 MeV and proton energies from 0.3 to 1.75 MeV were used. Monoenergetic electron energy absorption profiles for models of pure graphite, cured neat epoxy resin, and graphite/epoxy composites are reported. A relation is determined for depth of uniform energy absorption in a composite as a function of fiber volume fraction and initial electron energy. Monoenergetic proton energy absorption profiles are reported for the neat resin model. A relation for total proton penetration in the epoxy resin as a function of initial proton energy is determined. Electron energy absorption in the composite due to bremsstrahlung is reported. Electron and proton energy absorption profiles in cured neat epoxy resin are reported for environments approximating geosynchronous earth orbit.

  16. Calculation tool for transported geothermal energy using two-step absorption process

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    Kyle Gluesenkamp

    2016-02-01

    This spreadsheet allows the user to calculate parameters relevant to techno-economic performance of a two-step absorption process to transport low temperature geothermal heat some distance (1-20 miles) for use in building air conditioning. The parameters included are (1) energy density of aqueous LiBr and LiCl solutions, (2) transportation cost of trucking solution, and (3) equipment cost for the required chillers and cooling towers in the two-step absorption approach. More information is available in the included public report: "A Technical and Economic Analysis of an Innovative Two-Step Absorption System for Utilizing Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources to Condition Commercial Buildings"

  17. Effects of Cu deficiency on photosynthetic electron transport

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    Droppa, M.; Terry, N.; Horvath, G.

    1984-04-01

    The role of copper (Cu) in photosynthetic electron transport was explored by using Cu deficiency in sugar beet as an experimental approach. Copper influenced electron transport at two sites in addition to plastocyanin. Under mild deficiency (0.84 nmol of Cu per cm/sup 2/ of leaf area), electron transport between the two photosystems (PS) is inhibited but not electron transport within PS I or PS II measured separately. The chlorophyll/plastoquinone ratio was normal in Cu-deficient plants. However, the breakpoint in the Arrhenius plot of electron transport was shifted towards a higher temperature. It is concluded that Cu is necessary to maintain the appropriate membrane fluidity to ensure the mobility of plastoquinone molecules to transfer electrons between the two photosystems. Under severe deficiency (0.22 nmol of Cu per cm/sup 2/ of leaf area) both PS II and PS I electron transports were inhibited and to the same extent. PS II electron transport activity could not be restored by adding artifical electron donors. Polypeptides with M/sub r/s of 28,000 and 13,500 were missing in Cu-deficient chloroplast membranes. In PS II particles prepared from normal chloroplasts of spinach, 2 atoms of Cu per reaction center are present. We conclude that Cu influences PS II electron transport either directly, by participation in electron transfer as a constituent of an electron carrier, or indirectly, via the polypeptide composition of the membrane in the PS II complex.

  18. Electron scattering and transport in liquid argon

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    Boyle, G. J.; Cocks, D. G.; White, R. D.; McEachran, R. P.

    2015-04-21

    The transport of excess electrons in liquid argon driven out of equilibrium by an applied electric field is revisited using a multi-term solution of Boltzmann’s equation together with ab initio liquid phase cross-sections calculated using the Dirac-Fock scattering equations. The calculation of liquid phase cross-sections extends previous treatments to consider multipole polarisabilities and a non-local treatment of exchange, while the accuracy of the electron-argon potential is validated through comparison of the calculated gas phase cross-sections with experiment. The results presented highlight the inadequacy of local treatments of exchange that are commonly used in liquid and cluster phase cross-section calculations. The multi-term Boltzmann equation framework accounting for coherent scattering enables the inclusion of the full anisotropy in the differential cross-section arising from the interaction and the structure factor, without an a priori assumption of quasi-isotropy in the velocity distribution function. The model, which contains no free parameters and accounts for both coherent scattering and liquid phase screening effects, was found to reproduce well the experimental drift velocities and characteristic energies.

  19. Electronic Transport in Novel Graphene Nanostructures

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    Gannett, William Joy

    Graphene, a single sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms, is a two-dimensional material with an array of unique electronic, chemical, and mechanical properties. Applications including high performance transistors, chemical sensors, and composite materials have already been demonstrated. The introduction of chemical vapor deposition growth of monolayer graphene was an important step towards scalability of such devices. In addition to scalability, the exploration and application of these properties require the fabrication of high quality devices with low carrier scattering. They also require the development of unique geometries and materials combinations to exploit the highly tunable nature of graphene. This dissertation presents the synthesis of materials, fabrication of devices, and measurement of those devices for three previously unexplored types of graphene devices. The first type of device is a field effect transistor made from chemical vapor deposited (CVD) graphene on hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) substrates. We demonstrate a significant improvement in carrier mobility from hBN substrates and are able to explore the sources of scattering in CVD graphene. The second type of device, fluorinated graphene transistors, allows us to examine doping and disorder effects from fluorination of the graphene crystal as well as electronic transport through unfluorinated folds in the graphene. With the third type of device we demonstrate a new route to graphene nanoribbon devices using both hBN flakes and BN nanotubes that may reduce disorder and allow precise measurements of quantum phenomena in graphene nanoribbons.

  20. Sodium Absorption by Barley Roots: Role of the Dual Mechanisms of Alkali Cation Transport 1

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    Rains, D. W.; Epstein, Emanuel

    1967-01-01

    Radioactively labeled Na+ absorbed by barley roots was sequestered in an intracellular compartment or compartments (“inner” spaces) in which it was only very slowly exchangeable with exogenous Na+. Absorption of this fraction proceeded at a constant rate for at least 1 hour. When the rate of Na+ absorption was examined over the range of concentrations, 0.005 to 50 mm, the isotherm depicting the relation showed dual kinetics as follows. Over the range, 0.005 to 0.2 mm, a single Michaelis-Menten term describes the relation between the concentration of Na+ and the rate of its absorption. The mechanism of Na+ absorption operating over this range of concentrations, mechanism 1 of alkali cation transport, is severely inhibited in the presence of Ca2+ and virtually rendered inoperative for Na+ transport by the combined presence of Ca2+ and K+. The mechanism is equally effective in Na+ transport whether Cl− or F− is the anion, but is somewhat inhibited when the anion is SO42−. Over the high range of concentrations, 0.5 to 50 mm Na+, a second, low-affinity mechanism of Na+ absorption comes into play. In the presence of Ca2+ and K+, this mechanism 2 is the only one to transport Na+ effectively, since Na+ absorption via mechanism 1 is virtually abolished under these conditions. Anaerobic conditions, low temperature, and the uncoupler, 2,4-dinitrophenol, inhibit Na+ absorption both at low and high Na+ concentrations. PMID:16656509

  1. Porous carbon nanotubes: Molecular absorption, transport, and separation

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    Yzeiri, Irena; Patra, Niladri; Král, Petr

    2014-03-01

    We use classical molecular dynamics simulations to study nanofluidic properties of porous carbon nanotubes. We show that saturated water vapor condenses on the porous nanotubes, can be absorbed by them and transported in their interior. When these nanotubes are charged and placed in ionic solutions, they can selectively absorb ions in their interior and transport them. Porous carbon nanotubes can also be used as selective molecular sieves, as illustrated on a room temperature separation of benzene and ethanol.

  2. Targeting Receptors, Transporters and Site of Absorption to Improve Oral Drug Delivery

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    Hamman, J.H.; Demana, P.H.; Olivier, E.I.

    2007-01-01

    Although the oral route of drug administration is the most acceptable way of self-medication with a high degree of patient compliance, the intestinal absorption of many drugs is severely hampered by different biological barriers. These barriers comprise of biochemical and physical components. The biochemical barrier includes enzymatic degradation in the gastrointestinal lumen, brush border and in the cytoplasm of the epithelial cells as well as efflux transporters that pump drug molecules from inside the epithelial cell back to the gastrointestinal lumen. The physical barrier consists of the epithelial cell membranes, tight junctions and mucus layer. Different strategies have been applied to improve the absorption of drugs after oral administration, which range from chemical modification of drug molecules and formulation technologies to the targeting of receptors, transporters and specialized cells such as the gut-associated lymphoid tissues. This review focuses specifically on the targeting of receptor-mediated endocytosis, transporters and the absorption-site as methods of optimizing intestinal drug absorption. Intestinal epithelial cells express several nutrient transporters that can be targeted by modifying the drug molecule in such a way that it is recognized as a substrate. Receptor-mediated endocytosis is a transport mechanism that can be targeted for instance by linking a receptor substrate to the drug molecule of interest. Many formulation strategies exist for enhancing drug absorption of which one is to deliver drugs at a specific site in the gastrointestinal tract where optimum drug absorption takes place. PMID:21901064

  3. The electronic states of 2-furanmethanol (furfuryl alcohol) studied by photon absorption and electron impact spectroscopies

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    Giuliani, A.; Walker, I. C.; Delwiche, J.; Hoffmann, S. V.; Limão-Vieira, P.; Mason, N. J.; Heyne, B.; Hoebeke, M.; Hubin-Franskin, M.-J.

    2003-10-01

    The photoelectron spectrum of 2-furanmethanol (furfuryl alcohol) has been measured for ionization energies between 8 and 11.2 eV and the first three ionization bands assigned to π3, π2, and no ionizations in order of increasing binding energy. The photoabsorption spectrum has been recorded in the gas phase using both a synchrotron radiation source (5-9.91 eV, 248-125 nm) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy under electric-dipole conditions (5-10.9 eV, 248-90 nm). The (UV) absorption spectrum has also been recorded in solution (4.2-6.36 eV, 292-195 nm). The electronic excitation spectrum appears to be dominated by transitions between π and π* orbitals in the aromatic ring, leading to the conclusion that the frontier molecular orbitals of furan are affected only slightly on replacement of a H atom by the -CH2OH group. Additional experiments investigating electron impact at near-threshold energies have revealed two low-lying triplet states and at least one electron/molecule shape resonance. Dissociative electron attachment also shows to be widespread in furfuryl alcohol.

  4. Electron transport chain defects in heart failure.

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    Casademont, Jordi; Miró, Oscar

    2002-04-01

    In recent years, the possibility that disorders of cardiac metabolism play a role in the mechanisms that lead to ventricular dilatation and dysfunction in heart failure has attracted much attention. Electron transport chain is constituted by a series of multimeric protein complexes, located in the inner mitochondrial membranes, whose genes are distributed over both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Its normal function is essential to provide the energy for cardiac function. Many studies have described abnormalities in mitochondrial DNA genes encoding for electron transport chain (ETC) in dilated cardiomyopathies. In some cases, heart failure is one more or less relevant symptom among other multisystem manifestations characteristic of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, being heart failure imputable to a primary mitochondrial disease. In the case of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathies (IDC), many mitochondrial abnormalities have also been described using hystological, biochemical or molecular studies. The importance of such findings is under debate. The great variability in the mitochondrial abnormalities described has prompted the proposal that mitochondrial dysfunction could be a secondary phenomenon in IDC, and not a primary one. Among other possible explanations for such findings, the presence of an increased oxidative damage due to a free radical excess has been postulated. In this setting, the dysfunction of ETC could be a consequence, but also a cause of the presence of an increased free radical damage. Independently of its origin, ETC dysfunction may contribute to the persistence and worsening of heart failure. If this hypothesis, still to be proven, was certain, the modulation of cardiac metabolism could be an interesting approach to treat IDC. The precise mechanisms that lead to ventricular dilatation and dysfunction in heart failure are still nowadays poorly understood. Circumstances such as cytotoxic insults, viral infections, immune abnormalities

  5. Simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport of bismuth vanadate photoanodes for solar water splitting

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    Kim, Tae Woo; Ping, Yuan; Galli, Giulia A.; Choi, Kyoung-Shin

    2015-01-01

    n-Type bismuth vanadate has been identified as one of the most promising photoanodes for use in a water-splitting photoelectrochemical cell. The major limitation of BiVO4 is its relatively wide bandgap (∼2.5 eV), which fundamentally limits its solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency. Here we show that annealing nanoporous bismuth vanadate electrodes at 350 °C under nitrogen flow can result in nitrogen doping and generation of oxygen vacancies. This gentle nitrogen treatment not only effectively reduces the bandgap by ∼0.2 eV but also increases the majority carrier density and mobility, enhancing electron–hole separation. The effect of nitrogen incorporation and oxygen vacancies on the electronic band structure and charge transport of bismuth vanadate are systematically elucidated by ab initio calculations. Owing to simultaneous enhancements in photon absorption and charge transport, the applied bias photon-to-current efficiency of nitrogen-treated BiVO4 for solar water splitting exceeds 2%, a record for a single oxide photon absorber, to the best of our knowledge. PMID:26498984

  6. Designing a beam transport system for RHIC's electron lens

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    Gu, X.; Pikin, A.; Okamura, M.; Fischer, W.; Luo, Y.; Gupta, R.; Hock, J.; Raparia, D.

    2011-03-28

    We designed two electron lenses to apply head-on beam-beam compensation for RHIC; they will be installed near IP10. The electron-beam transport system is an important subsystem of the entire electron-lens system. Electrons are transported from the electron gun to the main solenoid and further to the collector. The system must allow for changes of the electron beam size inside the superconducting magnet, and for changes of the electron position by 5 mm in the horizontal- and vertical-planes.

  7. Charge Transport Characterization of Novel Electronic Materials.

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    Marcy, Henry Orlando, 5th.

    1990-01-01

    The work presented includes analysis of electronic transport data and related measurements for the following types of materials: molecular metals and conducting polymers based upon phthalocyanine (Pc) building blocks, new composites of conducting polymers with inorganic polymeric and layered materials, and both bulk and thin film samples of the high -T_{rm c} ceramic superconductors. To successfully study such a wide spectrum of materials, the charge transport instrumentation has evolved into multiple computer-controlled experimental arrangements which process data for temperature dependent ac and dc conductivity, thermoelectric power, critical current density, and other measurements, over the temperature range of 1.5 K to 400 K. The phthalocyanine-based molecular metals and conducting polymers exhibit some of the highest reported conductivities for environmentally stable organic conductors, and possess a unique structure which is inherently resistant to large structural transformations upon donor/acceptor doping. These properties are demonstrated primarily by results for Ni(Pc)(ClO_4) _{rm y} and { (Si(Pc)O) X_{rm y}}_{rm n}. The rigidly-enforced structure of the latter system of materials allows for controllable tuning of the band-filling and hence, the charge transport properties of an organic conductor, from insulating to metal-like behavior, without any major structural alterations of the polymeric backbone. Other types of polymeric samples for which results are presented consist of composite fibers formed from the rigid rod polymers, Kevlar and PBT, "alloyed" with the (Pc)-based conducting polymers, and new microlaminates formed by intercalating various conducting polymers into the van der Waals gap of inorganic, layered host materials. Significant success has been achieved in the fabrication of superconducting films of Y-Ba-Cu-O, Bi-Sr(Pb)-Ca-Cu -O, and Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O by organometallic chemical vapor deposition. Results are also presented for films prepared

  8. Optical absorption properties of electron bubbles and experiments on monitoring individual electron bubbles in liquid helium

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    Guo, Wei

    When a free electron is injected into liquid helium, it forms a microscopic bubble essentially free of helium atoms, which is referred to as an electron bubble. It represents a fine example of a quantum-mechanical particle confined in a potential well. In this dissertation, we describe our studies on bubble properties, especially the optical absorption properties of ground state electron bubbles and experiments on imaging individual electron bubbles in liquid helium. We studied the effect of zero-point and thermal fluctuations on the shape of ground state electron bubbles in liquid helium. The results are used to determine the line shape for the 1S to 1P optical transition. The calculated line shape is in very good agreement with the experimental measurements of Grimes and Adams. For 1S to 2P transition, the obtained transition line width agrees well with the measured data of Zipfel over a range of pressure up to 15 bars. Fluctuations in the bubble shape also make other "unallowed" transitions possible. The transition cross-sections from the 1S state to the 1D and 2D states are calculated with magnitude approximately two orders smaller than that of the 1S to 1P and 2P transitions. In our electron bubble imaging experiments, a planar ultrasonic transducer was used to generate strong sound wave pulse in liquid helium. The sound pulse passed through the liquid so as to produce a transient negative pressure over a large volume (˜ 1 cm3). An electron bubble that was passed by the sound pulse exploded for a fraction of a microsecond and grew to have a radius of around 10 microns. While the bubble had this large size it was illuminated with a flash lamp and its position was recorded. In this way, we can determine its position. Through the application of a series of sound pulses, we can then take images along the track of individual electrons. The motion of individual electron bubbles has been successfully monitored. Interesting bubble tracks that may relate to electrons

  9. Transition in Electron Transport in a Cylindrical Hall Thruster

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    J.B. Parker, Y. Raitses, and N.J. Fisch

    2010-06-02

    Through the use of high-speed camera and Langmuir probe measurements in a cylindrical Hall thruster, we report the discovery of a rotating spoke of increased plasma density and light emission which correlates with increased electron transport across the magnetic field. As cathode electron emission is increased, a sharp transition occurs where the spoke disappears and electron transport decreases. This suggests that a significant fraction of the electron current might be directed through the spoke.

  10. Fatty acid transport protein 4 is dispensable for intestinal lipid absorption in mice.

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    Shim, Jien; Moulson, Casey L; Newberry, Elizabeth P; Lin, Meei-Hua; Xie, Yan; Kennedy, Susan M; Miner, Jeffrey H; Davidson, Nicholas O

    2009-03-01

    FA transport protein 4 (FATP4), one member of a multigene family of FA transporters, was proposed as a major FA transporter in intestinal lipid absorption. Due to the fact that Fatp4(-/-) mice die because of a perinatal skin defect, we rescued the skin phenotype using an FATP4 transgene driven by a keratinocyte-specific promoter (Fatp4(-/-);Ivl-Fatp4(tg/+) mice) to elucidate the role of intestinal FATP4 in dietary lipid absorption. Fatp4(-/-);Ivl-Fatp4(tg/+) mice and wild-type littermates displayed indistinguishable food consumption, growth, and weight gain on either low or high fat (Western) diets, with no differences in intestinal triglyceride (TG) absorption or fecal fat losses. Cholesterol absorption and intestinal TG absorption kinetics were indistinguishable between the genotypes, although Western diet fed Fatp4(-/-);Ivl-Fatp4(tg/+) mice showed a significant increase in enterocyte TG and FA content. There was no compensatory upregulation of other FATP family members or any other FA or cholesterol transporters in Fatp4(-/-);Ivl-Fatp4(tg/+) mice. Furthermore, although serum cholesterol levels were lower in Fatp4(-/-);Ivl-Fatp4(tg/+) mice, there was no difference in hepatic VLDL secretion in-vivo or in hepatic lipid content on either a chow or Western diet. Taken together, our studies find no evidence for a physiological role of intestinal FATP4 in dietary lipid absorption in mice.

  11. Electronic and Ionic Transport Dynamics in Organolead Halide Perovskites.

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    Li, Dehui; Wu, Hao; Cheng, Hung-Chieh; Wang, Gongming; Huang, Yu; Duan, Xiangfeng

    2016-07-26

    Ion migration has been postulated as the underlying mechanism responsible for the hysteresis in organolead halide perovskite devices. However, the electronic and ionic transport dynamics and how they impact each other in organolead halide perovskites remain elusive to date. Here we report a systematic investigation of the electronic and ionic transport dynamics in organolead halide perovskite microplate crystals and thin films using temperature-dependent transient response measurements. Our study reveals that thermally activated ionic and electronic conduction coexist in perovskite devices. The extracted activation energies suggest that the electronic transport is easier, but ions migrate harder in microplates than in thin films, demonstrating that the crystalline quality and grain boundaries can fundamentally modify electronic and ionic transport in perovskites. These findings offer valuable insight on the electronic and ionic transport dynamics in organolead halide perovskites, which is critical for optimizing perovskite devices with reduced hysteresis and improved stability and efficiency.

  12. The induction of microsomal electron transport enzymes.

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    Waterman, M R; Estabrook, R W

    1983-01-01

    Liver endoplasmic reticulum contains as NADPH-dependent electron transport complex where the family of hemeproteins, termed cytochrome P-450, serve as catalysts for the oxidation of a variety of different organic chemicals. The content and inventory of the types of cytochrome P-450 is readily modified following in vivo treatment of animals with 'inducing agents' such as barbiturates, steroids and polycyclic hydrocarbons. Recent studies have applied the methods of molecular biology to evaluate changes in the transcription and translation of genomic information occurring concomitant with the initiation of synthesis of various types of cytochrome P-450. The ability to isolate unique cytochrome P-450 proteins and to prepare specific antibodies now permits the study of in vitro translation of mRNA and the preparation of specific cDNAs. The present review summarizes the historic background leading to current concepts of cytochrome P-450 induction and describes recent advances in our knowledge of the regulation of cytochrome P-450 synthesis in the liver.

  13. Electron injection and transport mechanism in organic devices based on electron transport materials

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    Khan, M. A.; Xu, Wei; Khizar-ul-Haq; Zhang, Xiao Wen; Bai, Yu; Jiang, X. Y.; Zhang, Z. L.; Zhu, W. Q.

    2008-11-01

    Electron injection and transport in organic devices based on electron transport (ET) materials, such as 4,7- diphyenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Bathophenanthroline BPhen), 2,9-dimethyl-4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (Bathocuproine BCP) and bipyridyl oxadiazole compound 1,3-bis [2-(2,2'-bipyridin-6-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]benzene (Bpy-OXD), have been reported. The devices are composed of ITO/ET materials (BPhen, BCP Bpy-OXD)/cathodes, where cathodes = Au, Al and Ca. Current-voltage characteristics of each ET material are performed as a function of cathodes. We have found that Ca and Al exhibit quite different J-V characteristics compared with the gold (Au) cathode. The current is more than one order of magnitude higher for the Al cathode and more than three orders of magnitude higher for Ca compared with that of the Au cathode at ~8 V for all ET materials. This is because of the relatively low energy barrier at the organic/metal interface for Ca and Al cathodes. Electron-only devices with the Au cathode show that the electron transfer limitation is located at the organic/cathode interface and the Fowler-Nordheim mechanism is qualitatively consistent with experimental data at high voltages. With Ca and Al cathodes, electron conduction is preponderant and is bulk limited. A power law dependence J ~ Vm with m > 2 is consistent with the model of trap-charge limited conduction. The total electron trap density is estimated to be ~5 × 1018 cm-3. The critical voltage (Vc) is found to be ~45 V and is almost independent of the materials.

  14. Water absorption and transport in bis-silane films.

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    Wang, Yimin; Wang, Peng; Kohls, Doug; Hamilton, William A; Schaefer, Dale W

    2009-01-07

    Water (D2O) ingress in bis-amino silane and bis-sulfur silane films was studied by in situ neutron reflectivity. Bis-amino silane film absorbs substantially more D2O (33 vol%) than the bis-sulfur silane film (4.6 vol%) at equilibrium. The volume increase (swelling) of both films, however, is much smaller than the total volume of D2O absorbed in the films. The results suggest that the absorbed water exists in two populations: one is dissolved in the polymer matrix (Henry's mode) while the other occupies unrelaxed free volume existing in the polymer (Langmuir mode). The dominance of Langmuir mode accounts for the small film thickness change during the water absorption. Dual-mode sorption is also consistent with the observed two-stage swelling process whereby an initial rapid increase in film thickness is followed by a slower process extending over 11 h.

  15. Ortho effects on the change in electronic absorption spectrum of pyridinium salts of saturated bromohydrocarbon.

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    Song, Jin-Ling; Gong, Li-Ming; Feng, Shou-Ai; Zhao, Jiang-Hong; Zheng, Jian-Feng; Zhu, Zhen-Ping

    2009-12-01

    The quaterisation process of 1,2-dibromoethane and pyridine is in situ traced by electronic absorption spectrum. Two absorption peaks, induced by mono- and bis-pyridinium salt of 1,2-dibromoethane, appear at 429 nm and 313 nm, respectively. To explain the phenomena, several kinds of alkyl bromides with special structures were selected and compared by experimental measurement and theoretical calculation. The results indicate that for mono-pyridinium salt of 1,2-dibromoethane, the electron donor property of ortho-bromine group increases the electron cloud density of the carbon atom associated with pyridinium cation, which induces red-shift of absorption wavelength.

  16. Study of electron transition energies between anions and cations in spinel ferrites using differential UV-vis absorption spectra

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    Xue, L. C.; Wu, L. Q.; Li, S. Q.; Li, Z. Z.; Tang, G. D.; Qi, W. H.; Ge, X. S.; Ding, L. L.

    2016-07-01

    It is very important to determine electron transition energies (Etr) between anions and different cations in order to understand the electrical transport and magnetic properties of a material. Many authors have analyzed UV-vis absorption spectra using the curve (αhν)2 vs E, where α is the absorption coefficient and E(=hν) is the photon energy. Such an approach can give only two band gap energies for spinel ferrites. In this paper, using differential UV-vis absorption spectra, dα/dE vs E, we have obtained electron transition energies (Etr) between the anions and cations, Fe2+ and Fe3+ at the (A) and [B] sites and Ni2+ at the [B] sites for the (A)[B]2O4 spinel ferrite samples CoxNi0.7-xFe2.3O4 (0.0≤x≤0.3), CrxNi0.7Fe2.3-xO4 (0.0≤x≤0.3) and Fe3O4. We suggest that the differential UV-vis absorption spectra should be accepted as a general analysis method for determining electron transition energies between anions and cations.

  17. Transporters involved in glucose and water absorption in the Dysdercus peruvianus (Hemiptera: Pyrrhocoridae) anterior midgut.

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    Bifano, Thaís D; Alegria, Thiago G P; Terra, Walter R

    2010-09-01

    Little is known about insect intestinal sugar absorption, in spite of the recent findings, and even less has been published regarding water absorption. The aim of this study was to shed light on putative transporters of water and glucose in the insect midgut. Glucose and water absorptions by the anterior ventriculus of Dysdercus peruvianus midgut were determined by feeding the insects with a glucose and a non-absorbable dye solution, followed by periodical dissection of insects and analysis of ventricular contents. Glucose absorption decreases glucose/dye ratios and water absorption increases dye concentrations. Water and glucose transports are activated (water 50%, glucose 33%) by 50 mM K(2)SO(4) and are inhibited (water 46%, glucose 82%) by 0.2 mM phloretin, the inhibitor of the facilitative hexose transporter (GLUT) or are inhibited (water 45%, glucose 35%) by 0.1 mM phlorizin, the inhibitor of the Na(+)-glucose cotransporter (SGLT). The results also showed that the putative SGLT transports about two times more water relative to glucose than the putative GLUT. These results mean that D. peruvianus uses a GLUT-like transporter and an SGLT-like transporter (with K(+) instead of Na(+)) to absorb dietary glucose and water. A cDNA library from D. peruvianus midgut was screened and we found one sequence homologous to GLUT1, named DpGLUT, and another to a sodium/solute symporter, named DpSGLT. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR studies revealed that DpGLUT and DpSGLTs mRNA were expressed in the anterior midgut, where glucose and water are absorbed, but not in fat body, salivary gland and Malpighian tubules. This is the first report showing the involvement of putative GLUT and SGLT in both water and glucose midgut absorption in insects.

  18. Electron Transport in Bacillus popilliae1

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    Pepper, Rollin E.; Costilow, Ralph N.

    1965-01-01

    Pepper, Rollin E. (Michigan State University, East Lansing), and Ralph N. Costilow. Electron transport in Bacillus popilliae. J. Bacteriol. 89:271–276. 1965.—Bacillus popilliae was found to be unique among aerobic microorganisms in that it was deficient in a hydrogen peroxide-scavenging system. Neither catalase nor peroxidase was found. At the same time, a system for producing hydrogen peroxide during oxidation of reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH2) was consistently present in the soluble fraction of extracts of cells from older cultures. Cells harvested from 9-hr cultures did not produce a significant amount of peroxide. The soluble NADH2 oxidase was apparently a flavoprotein, since it was stimulated by flavin nucleotides, insensitive to cyanide and azide, and inhibited by Atabrine. Also, difference spectra demonstrated the presence of a reducible flavin in the soluble fraction of cell extracts. The particulate fraction of cell extracts was shown by difference spectra to contain cytochrome b1; the strong inhibition of NADH2 oxidation by cyanide, azide, and carbon monoxide indicated that a terminal cytochrome oxidase was also present. This system was also flavin-dependent, since it was strongly inhibited by Atabrine. The specific activity of the NADH2 oxidase in the particulate fraction was lower in extracts of cells from older cultures than in those from exponentially growing cultures. Cytochrome c was not found in extracts of these cells. It is believed that the increased participation of the hydrogen peroxide-generating NADH2 oxidase in cells of older cultures may be responsible for the rapid loss in cell viability noted in stationary-phase cultures. PMID:14255689

  19. Magnetic turbulent electron transport in a reversed field pinch

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    Schoenberg, K.; Moses, R.

    1990-01-01

    A model of magnetic turbulent electron transport is presented. The model, based on the thermal conduction theory of Rechester and Rosenbluth, entails a Boltzmann description of electron dynamics in the long mean-free-path limit and quantitatively describes the salient features of superthermal electron measurements in the RFP edge plasma. Included are predictions of the mean superthermal electron energy, current density, and power flux asymmetry. A discussion of the transport model, the assumptions implicit in the model, and the relevance of this work to more general issue of magnetic turbulent transport in toroidal systems is presented. 32 refs., 3 figs.

  20. Electronic structure of warm dense copper studied by ultrafast x-ray absorption spectroscopy.

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    Cho, B I; Engelhorn, K; Correa, A A; Ogitsu, T; Weber, C P; Lee, H J; Feng, J; Ni, P A; Ping, Y; Nelson, A J; Prendergast, D; Lee, R W; Falcone, R W; Heimann, P A

    2011-04-22

    We use time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy to investigate the unoccupied electronic density of states of warm dense copper that is produced isochorically through the absorption of an ultrafast optical pulse. The temperature of the superheated electron-hole plasma, which ranges from 4000 to 10 000 K, was determined by comparing the measured x-ray absorption spectrum with a simulation. The electronic structure of warm dense copper is adequately described with the high temperature electronic density of state calculated by the density functional theory. The dynamics of the electron temperature is consistent with a two-temperature model, while a temperature-dependent electron-phonon coupling parameter is necessary.

  1. Electron Transport in Graphene From a Diffusion-Drift Perspective

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    2010-02-24

    IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES, VOL. 57, NO. 3, MARCH 2010 681 Electron Transport in Graphene From a Diffusion-Drift Perspective Mario G...Ancona,Member, IEEE Abstract—A diffusion–drift treatment of electron and hole transport in macroscopic graphene is presented. The various ma- terial...applied to a variety of situations involving field-effect devices that are of potential technological interest. Both single and multilayer graphene are

  2. Conformational statistics of molecules with inner rotation and shapes of their electronic absorption bands

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    Aver`yanov, E.M.

    1994-10-01

    The effect of conformational statistics of molecules with inner rotation of {pi}-conjugated fragments on the position, intensity, and electronic absorption band shapes is studied in isotropic molecular media. It is shown that the conformational disorder of molecules with one inner rotation degree of freedom exerts an appreciable effect on the shift, inhomogeneous broadening, and asymmetry of the electronic absorption bands. An interpretation of the available experimental data is give. 19 refs., 1 fig.

  3. Breaking the barriers of all-polymer solar cells: Solving electron transporter and morphology problems

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    Gavvalapalli, Nagarjuna

    All-polymer solar cells (APSC) are a class of organic solar cells in which hole and electron transporting phases are made of conjugated polymers. Unlike polymer/fullerene solar cell, photoactive material of APSC can be designed to have hole and electron transporting polymers with complementary absorption range and proper frontier energy level offset. However, the highest reported PCE of APSC is 5 times less than that of polymer/fullerene solar cell. The low PCE of APSC is mainly due to: i) low charge separation efficiency; and ii) lack of optimal morphology to facilitate charge transfer and transport; and iii) lack of control over the exciton and charge transport in each phase. My research work is focused towards addressing these issues. The charge separation efficiency of APSC can be enhanced by designing novel electron transporting polymers with: i) broad absorption range; ii) high electron mobility; and iii) high dielectric constant. In addition to with the above parameters chemical and electronic structure of the repeating unit of conjugated polymer also plays a role in charge separation efficiency. So far only three classes of electron transporting polymers, CN substituted PPV, 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole derived polymers and rylene diimide derived polymers, are used in APSC. Thus to enhance the charge separation efficiency new classes of electron transporting polymers with the above characteristics need to be synthesized. I have developed a new straightforward synthetic strategy to rapidly generate new classes of electron transporting polymers with different chemical and electronic structure, broad absorption range, and high electron mobility from readily available electron deficient monomers. In APSCs due to low entropy of mixing, polymers tend to micro-phase segregate rather than forming the more useful nano-phase segregation. Optimizing the polymer blend morphology to obtain nano-phase segregation is specific to the system under study, time consuming, and not

  4. The tunable electronic structure and optic absorption properties of phosphorene by a normally applied electric field

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    Yang, Mou; Duan, Hou-Jian; Wang, Rui-Qiang

    2016-10-01

    We studied the electronic structure and optical absorption properties of phosphorene (a monolayer black phosphorus) under a normally applied electric field. The electric field enlarges the energy gap, weakens the effective mass anisotropy, and increases the effective mass component along the armchair direction (x-direction) for both conduction and valence bands but provides little change to the component along the zigzag direction (y-direction). The band edge optical absorption is completely polarized in the x-direction, and decreases when increasing the electric field. If the exciting frequency is beyond the energy gap, the absorption for the y-polarized light becomes nonzero, but the absorption is still highly polarized.

  5. Absorption of infrared radiation by electrons in the field of a neutral hydrogen atom

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    Stallcop, J. R.

    1974-01-01

    An analytical expression for the absorption coefficient is developed from a relationship between the cross-section for inverse bremsstrahlung absorption and the cross-section for electron-atom momentum transfer; it is accurate for those photon frequencies v and temperatures such that hv/kT is small. The determination of the absorption of infrared radiation by free-free transitions of the negative hydrogen ion has been extended to higher temperatures. A simple analytical expression for the absorption coefficient has been derived.

  6. Transport, metabolism, and endosomal trafficking-dependent regulation of intestinal fructose absorption.

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    Patel, Chirag; Douard, Veronique; Yu, Shiyan; Gao, Nan; Ferraris, Ronaldo P

    2015-09-01

    Dietary fructose that is linked to metabolic abnormalities can up-regulate its own absorption, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are not known. We hypothesized that glucose transporter (GLUT) protein, member 5 (GLUT5) is the primary fructose transporter and that fructose absorption via GLUT5, metabolism via ketohexokinase (KHK), as well as GLUT5 trafficking to the apical membrane via the Ras-related protein-in-brain 11 (Rab11)a-dependent endosomes are each required for regulation. Introducing fructose but not lysine and glucose solutions into the lumen increased by 2- to 10-fold the heterogeneous nuclear RNA, mRNA, protein, and activity levels of GLUT5 in adult wild-type mice consuming chow. Levels of GLUT5 were >100-fold that of candidate apical fructose transporters GLUTs 7, 8, and 12 whose expression, and that of GLUT 2 and the sodium-dependent glucose transporter protein 1 (SGLT1), was not regulated by luminal fructose. GLUT5-knockout (KO) mice exhibited no facilitative fructose transport and no compensatory increases in activity and expression of SGLT1 and other GLUTs. Fructose could not up-regulate GLUT5 in GLUT5-KO, KHK-KO, and intestinal epithelial cell-specific Rab11a-KO mice. The fructose-specific metabolite glyceraldehyde did not increase GLUT5 expression. GLUT5 is the primary transporter responsible for facilitative absorption of fructose, and its regulation specifically requires fructose uptake and metabolism and normal GLUT5 trafficking to the apical membrane.

  7. Kinetic theory of transport processes in partially ionized reactive plasma, II: Electron transport properties

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    Zhdanov, V. M.; Stepanenko, A. A.

    2016-11-01

    The previously obtained in (Zhdanov and Stepanenko, 2016) general transport equations for partially ionized reactive plasma are employed for analysis of electron transport properties in molecular and atomic plasmas. We account for both elastic and inelastic interaction channels of electrons with atoms and molecules of plasma and also the processes of electron impact ionization of neutral particles and three-body ion-electron recombination. The system of scalar transport equations for electrons is discussed and the expressions for non-equilibrium corrections to electron ionization and recombination rates and the diagonal part of the electron pressure tensor are derived. Special attention is paid to analysis of electron energy relaxation during collisions with plasma particles having internal degrees of freedom and the expression for the electron coefficient of inelastic energy losses is deduced. We also derive the expressions for electron vector and tensorial transport fluxes and the corresponding transport coefficients for partially ionized reactive plasma, which represent a generalization of the well-known results obtained by Devoto (1967). The results of numerical evaluation of contribution from electron inelastic collisions with neutral particles to electron transport properties are presented for a series of molecular and atomic gases.

  8. Low temperature charge transport and microwave absorption of carbon coated iron nanoparticles–polymer composite films

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    Prasad, V.

    2012-06-15

    Highlights: ► Carbon coated Fe nanoparticle–PVC composite films were prepared by solution casting method. ► A low electrical percolation threshold of 2.2 was achieved. ► The low temperature electrical conductivity follows variable range hopping type conduction. ► An EMI shielding of 18 dB was achieved in 200 micron thick film. -- Abstract: In this paper, the low temperature electrical conductivity and microwave absorption properties of carbon coated iron nanoparticles–polyvinyl chloride composite films are investigated for different filler fractions. The filler particles are prepared by the pyrolysis of ferrocene at 980 °C and embedded in polyvinyl chloride matrix. The high resolution transmission electron micrographs of the filler material have shown a 5 nm thin layer graphitic carbon covering over iron particles. The room temperature electrical conductivity of the composite film changes by 10 orders of magnitude with the increase of filler concentration. A percolation threshold of 2.2 and an electromagnetic interference shielding efficiency (EMI SE) of ∼18.6 dB in 26.5–40 GHz range are observed for 50 wt% loading. The charge transport follows three dimensional variable range hopping conduction.

  9. Influence of the gastrointestinal microflora and efflux transporters on the absorption of scutellarin and scutellarein.

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    You, Hai-Sheng; Xing, Jian-Feng; Lu, Jun; Dong, Wei-Hua; Liu, Jun-Tian; Dong, Ya-Lin

    2014-09-01

    Scutellarin (SG) and its aglycone, Scutellarein (S), are flavonoids of therapeutic cardiocerebrovascular disease. SG was hydrolyzed by bacterial enzyme into S which was absorbed in the intestine. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the microflora in the intestinal lumen and the efflux transporter of intestinal epithelial cells on the absorption process of SG and S. After oral administration of antibiotics in Sprague-Dawley rats, the reduced bacterial enzyme formation significantly hinders the absorption of SG, whereas scarcely that of S. The absorption study in situ single-pass intestinal perfusion revealed that S could be absorbed throughout the intestine of rats. The effective intestinal permeability of S in the jejunum was much lower than in the other sections of the GI tract. The efflux transporter promoted SG secretion into lumen from enterocytes, which hindered the absorption of both SG and S into the bloodstream. The efflux transporter protein inhibitor (verapamil, probenecid and reserpine) remarkably enhanced the absorption of S and the bioconversion of S into SG in both the rat intestine and Caco-2-monolayer models.

  10. PMSE strength during enhanced D region electron densities: Faraday rotation and absorption effects at VHF frequencies

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    Chau, Jorge L.; Röttger, Jürgen; Rapp, Markus

    2014-10-01

    In this paper we study the effects of absorption and Faraday rotation on measurements of polar mesosphere summer echoes (PMSE). We found that such effects can produce significant reduction of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) when the D region electron densities (Ne) are enhanced, and VHF radar systems with linearly polarized antennas are used. In particular we study the expected effects during the strong solar proton event (SPE) of July 2000, also known as the Bastille day flare event. During this event, a strong anti-correlation between the PMSE SNR and the D-region Ne was found over three VHF radar sites at high latitudes: Andøya, Kiruna, and Svalbard. This anti-correlation has been explained (a) in terms of transport effects due to strong electric fields associated to the SPE and (b) due to a limited amount of aerosol particles as compared to the amount of D-region electrons. Our calculations using the Ne profiles used by previous researchers explain most, if not all, of the observed SNR reduction in both time (around the SPE peak) and altitude. This systematic effect, particularly the Faraday rotation, should be recognized and tested, and possibly avoided (e.g., using circular polarization), in future observations during the incoming solar maximum period, to contribute to the understanding of PMSE during enhanced D region Ne.

  11. Terahertz electromodulation spectroscopy of electron transport in GaN

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    Engelbrecht, S. G.; Arend, T. R.; Zhu, T.; Kappers, M. J.; Kersting, R.

    2015-03-01

    Time-resolved terahertz (THz) electromodulation spectroscopy is applied to investigate the high-frequency transport of electrons in gallium nitride at different doping concentrations and densities of threading dislocations. At THz frequencies, all structures reveal Drude transport. The analysis of the spectral response provides the fundamental transport properties, such as the electron scattering time and the electrons' conductivity effective mass. We observe the expected impact of ionized-impurity scattering and that scattering at threading dislocations only marginally affects the high-frequency mobility.

  12. Terahertz electromodulation spectroscopy of electron transport in GaN

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    Engelbrecht, S. G.; Arend, T. R.; Kersting, R.; Zhu, T.; Kappers, M. J.

    2015-03-02

    Time-resolved terahertz (THz) electromodulation spectroscopy is applied to investigate the high-frequency transport of electrons in gallium nitride at different doping concentrations and densities of threading dislocations. At THz frequencies, all structures reveal Drude transport. The analysis of the spectral response provides the fundamental transport properties, such as the electron scattering time and the electrons' conductivity effective mass. We observe the expected impact of ionized-impurity scattering and that scattering at threading dislocations only marginally affects the high-frequency mobility.

  13. Transport, metabolism, and endosomal trafficking-dependent regulation of intestinal fructose absorption

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    Patel, Chirag; Douard, Veronique; Yu, Shiyan; Gao, Nan; Ferraris, Ronaldo P.

    2015-01-01

    Dietary fructose that is linked to metabolic abnormalities can up-regulate its own absorption, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are not known. We hypothesized that glucose transporter (GLUT) protein, member 5 (GLUT5) is the primary fructose transporter and that fructose absorption via GLUT5, metabolism via ketohexokinase (KHK), as well as GLUT5 trafficking to the apical membrane via the Ras-related protein-in-brain 11 (Rab11)a-dependent endosomes are each required for regulation. Introducing fructose but not lysine and glucose solutions into the lumen increased by 2- to 10-fold the heterogeneous nuclear RNA, mRNA, protein, and activity levels of GLUT5 in adult wild-type mice consuming chow. Levels of GLUT5 were >100-fold that of candidate apical fructose transporters GLUTs 7, 8, and 12 whose expression, and that of GLUT 2 and the sodium-dependent glucose transporter protein 1 (SGLT1), was not regulated by luminal fructose. GLUT5-knockout (KO) mice exhibited no facilitative fructose transport and no compensatory increases in activity and expression of SGLT1 and other GLUTs. Fructose could not up-regulate GLUT5 in GLUT5-KO, KHK-KO, and intestinal epithelial cell-specific Rab11a-KO mice. The fructose-specific metabolite glyceraldehyde did not increase GLUT5 expression. GLUT5 is the primary transporter responsible for facilitative absorption of fructose, and its regulation specifically requires fructose uptake and metabolism and normal GLUT5 trafficking to the apical membrane.—Patel, C., Douard, V., Yu, S., Gao, N., Ferraris, R. P. Transport, metabolism, and endosomal trafficking-dependent regulation of intestinal fructose absorption. PMID:26071406

  14. Molecular electronics: some views on transport junctions and beyond.

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    Joachim, Christian; Ratner, Mark A

    2005-06-21

    The field of molecular electronics comprises a fundamental set of issues concerning the electronic response of molecules as parts of a mesoscopic structure and a technology-facing area of science. We will overview some important aspects of these subfields. The most advanced ideas in the field involve the use of molecules as individual logic or memory units and are broadly based on using the quantum state space of the molecule. Current work in molecular electronics usually addresses molecular junction transport, where the molecule acts as a barrier for incoming electrons: This is the fundamental Landauer idea of "conduction as scattering" generalized to molecular junction structures. Another point of view in terms of superexchange as a guiding mechanism for coherent electron transfer through the molecular bridge is discussed. Molecules generally exhibit relatively strong vibronic coupling. The last section of this overview focuses on vibronic effects, including inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy, hysteresis in junction charge transport, and negative differential resistance in molecular transport junctions.

  15. Analysis of electron transport in the plasma of thermionic converters

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    Stoenescu, M.L.; Heinicke, P.H.

    1980-03-01

    Electron transport coefficients of a gaseous ensemble are expressed analytically as function of density, and are expressed analytically as function of temperature up to an unknown function which has to be evaluated for each specific electron-neutral atom cross section. In order to complete the analytical temperature dependence one may introduce a polynomial expansion of the function or one may derive the temperature dependence of a set of coefficients, numbering thirteen for a third approximation transport evaluation, which completely determine the transport coefficients. The latter approach is used for determining the electron transport coefficients of a cesium plasma for any ion neutral composition and any temperature between 500/sup 0/K and 3500/sup 0/K. The relation between the transport coefficients of a fully and partly ionized gas is readily available and shows that, in the classical formalism, electron-ion and electron-neutral resistivities are not additive. The present form of the transport coefficients makes possible an accurate numerical integration of transport equations eliminating lengthy computations which are frequently inaccessible. It thus provides a detailed knowledge of spatial distribution of particle and energy transport and makes possible the determination of one of the three internal voltage drops, surface barrier, sheath and plasma, which are linked together experimentally by current density versus voltage characteristics of thermionic converters.

  16. Fast electron generation and transport in a turbulent, magnetized plasma

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    Stoneking, Matthew Randall

    1994-05-01

    The nature of fast electron generation and transport in the Madison Symmetric Torus (MST) reversed field pinch (RFP) is investigated using two electron energy analyzer (EEA) probes and a thermocouple calorimeter. The parallel velocity distribution of the fast electron population is well fit by a drifted Maxwellian distribution with temperature of about 100 eV and drift velocity of about 2 x 106 m/s. Cross-calibration of the EEA with the calorimeter provides a measurement of the fast electron perpendicular temperature of 30 eV, much lower than the parallel temperature, and is evidence that the kinetic dynamo mechanism (KDT) is not operative in MST. The fast electron current is found to match to the parallel current at the edge, and the fast electron density is about 4 x 1011 cm-3 independent of the ratio of the applied toroidal electric field to the critical electric field for runaways. First time measurements of magnetic fluctuation induced particle transport are reported. By correlating electron current fluctuations with radial magnetic fluctuations the transported flux of electrons is found to be negligible outside r/a~0.9, but rises the level of the expected total particle losses inside r/a~0.85. A comparison of the measured diffusion coefficient is made with the ausilinear stochastic diffusion coefficient. Evidence exists that the reduction of the transport is due to the presence of a radial ambipolar electric field of magnitude 500 V/m, that acts to equilibrate the ion and electron transport rates. The convective energy transport associated with the measured particle transport is large enough to account for the observed magnetic fluctuation induced energy transport in MST.

  17. Hot electron transport and current sensing

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    Abraham, Mathew Cheeran

    The effect of hot electrons on momentum scattering rates in a two-dimensional electron gas is critically examined. It is shown that with hot electrons it is possible to explore the temperature dependence of individual scattering mechanisms not easily probed under equilibrium conditions; both the Bloch-Gruneisen (BG) phonon scattering phenomena and the reduction in impurity scattering are clearly observed. The theoretical calculations are consistent with the results obtained from hot electrons experiments. As a function of bias current, a resistance peak is formed in a 2DEG if the low temperature impurity limited mobilities muI( T = 0) is comparable to muph(TBG ) the phonon limited mobility at the critical BG temperature. In this case, as the bias current is increased, the electron temperature Te rises due to Joule heating and the rapid increase in phonon scattering can be detected before the effect of the reduction in impurity scattering sets in. If muI(T = 0) << muph(TBG), there is no peak in resistance because the impurity scattering dominates sufficiently and its reduction has a much stronger effect on the total resistance than the rise in phonon scattering. Furthermore, knowing the momentum relaxation rates allows us to analyze the possible interplay between electron-electron and electron-boundary scattering. The prediction that a Knudsen to Poiseuille (KP) transition similar to that of a classical gas can occur in electron flow [26] is examined for the case of a wire defined in a 2DEG. Concurrently, an appropriate current imaging technique to detect this transition is sought. A rigorous evaluation of magnetic force microscopy (MFM) as a possible candidate to detect Poiseuille electronic flow was conducted, and a method that exploits the mechanical resonance of the MFM cantilever was implemented to significantly improve its current sensitivity.

  18. Electron transport-dependent taxis in Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

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    Gauden, D E; Armitage, J P

    1995-10-01

    Rhodobacter sphaeroides showed chemotaxis to the terminal electron acceptors oxygen and dimethyl sulfoxide, and the responses to these effectors were shown to be influenced by the relative activities of the different electron transport pathways. R. sphaeroides cells tethered by their flagella showed a step-down response to a decrease in the oxygen or dimethyl sulfoxide concentration when using them as terminal acceptors. Bacteria using photosynthetic electron transport, however, showed a step-down response to oxygen addition. Addition of the proton ionophore carbonyl cyanide 4-trifluoromethoxyphenylhydrazone did not cause a transient behavioral response, although it decreased the electrochemical proton gradient (delta p) and increased the rate of electron transport. However, removal of the ionophore, which caused an increase in delta p and a decrease in the electron transport rate, resulted in a step-down response. Together, these data suggest that behavioral responses of R. sphaeroides to electron transport effectors are caused by changes in the rate of electron transport rather than changes in delta p.

  19. Terahertz quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures with the UCSB free electron lasers

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    Allen, S.J.

    1995-12-31

    Quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures takes on new dimensions in the presence of intense terahertz electric fields. Terahertz frequencies lift us into the regime where the scattering and relaxation is not so important and strong terahertz electric fields provided by the UCSB FEL`s explore non-linear dynamics far from the perturbative limit. New quantum transport channels that are assisted by the absorption or emission of a photon appear in current voltage characteristics. We will describe some of these experiments, the new phenomena they expose and the potential impact on future terahertz semiconductor electronics.

  20. [Absorption and transportation of calycosin in Astragali Radix by using Caco-2 monolayer model].

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    Le, Zhou; Zhao, Xiao-Li; Di, Liu-Qing

    2014-05-01

    Flavonoids are a class of important active ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine, pharmacological activity and in vivo process is the focus of research in recent years. Calycosin is the main active ingredients of flavonoids in Astragali Radix, recent studies indicate that it has many kinds of pharmacological activity, but the absorption and transport characteristics in vivo is unclear. The experiment using Caco-2 cell model, with apigenin as internal standard substance, using the method for the determination of drug concentration by HPLC, were studied at different concentrations and absorption transport characteristics of respectively adding different types of protein inhibitors. Data were analyzed by Q test, the results show that low, middle, high concentration of P(app)(BL-AP)/ P(app)(AP-BL) = 1.38 < 1.5, respectively adding different types of protein inhibitors, compared with the control group of P(app)(BL-AP)/ P(app)(AP-BL), there were no significant differences. Calycosin absorption may mainly passive transport, also involved in active transport mechanism, the transport may not be affected by the P-protein, MRP2 protein, SGLT protein.

  1. Vesicular transport and apotransferrin in intestinal iron absorption, as shown in the Caco-2 cell model.

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    Moriya, Mizue; Linder, Maria C

    2006-02-01

    The potential roles of vesicular transport and apotransferrin (entering from the blood) in intestinal Fe absorption were investigated using Caco-2 cell monolayers with tight junctions in bicameral chambers as a model. As shown previously, addition of 39 microM apotransferrin (apoTf) to the basolateral fluid during absorption studies markedly stimulated overall transport of 1 microM (59)Fe from the apical to the basal chamber and stimulated its basolateral release from prelabeled cells, implicating endo- and exocytosis. Rates of transport more than doubled. Uptake was also stimulated, but only 20%. Specific inhibitors of aspects of vesicular trafficking were applied to determine their potential effects on uptake, retention, and basolateral (overall) transport of (59)Fe. Nocodazole and 5'-(4-fluorosulfonylbenzoyl)-adenosine each reduced uptake and basolateral transport up to 50%. Brefeldin A inhibited about 10%. Tyrphostin A8 (AG10) reduced uptake 35% but markedly stimulated basolateral efflux, particularly that dependent on apoTf. Cooling of cells to 4 degrees C (which causes depolymerization of microtubules and lowers energy availability) profoundly inhibited uptake and basolateral transfer of Fe (7- to 12-fold). Apical efflux (which was substantial) was not temperature affected. Our results support the involvement of apoTf cycling in intestinal Fe absorption and indicate that as much as half of the iron uses apoTf and non-apoTf-dependent vesicular pathways to cross the basolateral membrane and brush border of enterocytes.

  2. Non-nuclear Electron Transport Channels in Hollow Molecules

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    Zhao, Jin; Petek, Hrvoje

    2014-08-15

    Electron transport in inorganic semiconductors and metals occurs through delocalized bands formed by overlapping electron orbitals. Strong correlation of electronic wave functions with the ionic cores couples the electron and lattice motions, leading to efficient interaction and scattering that degrades coherent charge transport. By contrast, unoccupied electronic states at energies near the vacuum level with diffuse molecular orbitals may form nearly-free-electron bands with density maxima in non-nuclear interstitial voids, which are subject to weaker electron-phonon interaction. The position of such bands typically above the frontier orbitals, however, renders them unstable with respect to electronic interband relaxation and therefore unsuitable for charge transport. Through electronic-structure calculations, we engineer stable, non-nuclear, nearly-free-electron conduction channels in low-dimensional molecular materials by tailoring their electrostatic and polarization potentials. We propose quantum structures of graphane-derived Janus molecular sheets with spatially isolated conducting and insulating regions that potentially exhibit emergent electronic properties, as a paradigm for molecular-scale non-nuclear charge conductors; we also describe tuning of their electronic properties by application of external fields and calculate their electron–acoustic-phonon interaction.

  3. Sequential electronic and structural transitions in VO2 observed using X-ray absorption spectromicroscopy.

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    Kumar, Suhas; Strachan, John Paul; Pickett, Matthew D; Bratkovsky, Alexander; Nishi, Yoshio; Williams, R Stanley

    2014-11-26

    The popular dual electronic and structural transitions in VO2 are explored using X-ray absorption spectromicroscopy with high spatial and spectral resolutions. It is found that during both heating and cooling, the electronic transition always precedes the structural Peierls transition. Between the two transitions, there are intermediate states that are spectrally isolated here.

  4. Transport of electrons in lead oxide studied by CELIV technique

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    Semeniuk, O.; Juska, G.; Oelerich, J. O.; Jandieri, K.; Baranovskii, S. D.; Reznik, A.

    2017-01-01

    Although polycrystalline lead oxide (PbO) has a long history of application in optoelectronics and imaging, the transport mechanism for electrons in this material has not yet been clarified. Using the photo-generated charge extraction by linear increasing voltage (photo-CELIV) technique, we provide the temperature- and field-dependences of electron mobility in poly-PbO. It is found that electrons undergo dispersive transport, i.e. their mobility decreases in the course of time. Multiple trapping of electrons from the conduction band into the developed band tail is revealed as the dominant transport mechanism. This differs dramatically from the dispersive transport of holes in the same material, dominated by topological factors and not by energy disorder.

  5. In vitro study of transporters involved in intestinal absorption of inorganic arsenic.

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    Calatayud, Marta; Barrios, Julio A; Vélez, Dinoraz; Devesa, Vicenta

    2012-02-20

    Inorganic arsenic (iAs) [As(III)+As(V)] is a drinking water contaminant, and human exposure to these arsenic species has been linked with a wide range of health effects. The main path of exposure is the oral route, and the intestinal epithelium is the first physiological barrier that iAs must cross in order to be absorbed. However, there is a lack of information about intestinal iAs absorption. The aim of this study was to evaluate the participation of certain transporters [glucose transporters (GLUT and SGLT), organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs), aquaporins (AQPs), and phosphate transporters (NaPi and PiT)] in intestinal absorption of As(V) and As(III), using the Caco-2 cell line as a model of the intestinal epithelium. For this purpose, the effects of chemical inhibition and gene silencing of the transporters of interest on iAs uptake were evaluated, and also the differential expression of these transporters after treatment with iAs. The results show that chemical inhibition using rifamycin SV (OATP inhibitor), phloridzin (SGLT inhibitor), phloretin (GLUT and AQP inhibitor), and copper sulfate (AQP inhibitor) leads to a significant reduction in the apparent permeability and cellular retention of As(III). RT-qPCR indicates up-regulation of GLUT2, GLUT5, OATPB, AQP3, and AQP10 after exposure to As(III), while exposure to As(V) increases the expression of sodium-dependent phosphate transporters, especially NaPiIIb. Gene silencing of OATPB, AQP10, and GLUT5 for As(III) and NaPiIIb for As(V) significantly reduces uptake of the inorganic forms. These results indicate that these transporters may be involved in intestinal absorption of iAs.

  6. Transport of runaway and thermal electrons due to magnetic microturbulence

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    Mynick, H.E.; Strachan, J.D.

    1981-04-01

    The ratio of the runaway electron confinement to thermal electron energy confinement is derived for tokamaks where both processes are determined by free streaming along stochastic magnetic field lines. The runaway electron confinement is enhanced at high runaway electron energies due to phase averaging over the magnetic perturbations when the runaway electron drift surfaces are displaced from the magnetic surfaces. Comparison with experimental data from LT-3, Ormak, PLT, ST, and TM-3 indicates that magnetic stochasticity may explain the relative transport rates of runaways and thermal electron energy.

  7. Simulation of electron thermal transport in H-mode discharges

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    Rafiq, T.; Pankin, A. Y.; Bateman, G.; Kritz, A. H.; Halpern, F. D.

    2009-03-01

    Electron thermal transport in DIII-D H-mode tokamak plasmas [J. L. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 614 (2002)] is investigated by comparing predictive simulation results for the evolution of electron temperature profiles with experimental data. The comparison includes the entire profile from the magnetic axis to the bottom of the pedestal. In the simulations, carried out using the automated system for transport analysis (ASTRA) integrated modeling code, different combinations of electron thermal transport models are considered. The combinations include models for electron temperature gradient (ETG) anomalous transport and trapped electron mode (TEM) anomalous transport, as well as a model for paleoclassical transport [J. D. Callen, Nucl. Fusion 45, 1120 (2005)]. It is found that the electromagnetic limit of the Horton ETG model [W. Horton et al., Phys. Fluids 31, 2971 (1988)] provides an important contribution near the magnetic axis, which is a region where the ETG mode in the GLF23 model [R. E. Waltz et al., Phys. Plasmas 4, 2482 (1997)] is below threshold. In simulations of DIII-D discharges, the observed shape of the H-mode edge pedestal is produced when transport associated with the TEM component of the GLF23 model is suppressed and transport given by the paleoclassical model is included. In a study involving 15 DIII-D H-mode discharges, it is found that with a particular combination of electron thermal transport models, the average rms deviation of the predicted electron temperature profile from the experimental profile is reduced to 9% and the offset to -4%.

  8. RHIC electron lens beam transport system design considerations

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    Gu, X.; Pikin, A.; Okamura, M.; Fischer, W.; Luo, Y.; Gupta, R.; Hock, J.; Jain, A.; Raparia, D.

    2010-10-01

    To apply head-on beam-beam compensation for RHIC, two electron lenses are designed and will be installed at IP10. Electron beam transport system is one of important subsystem, which is used to transport electron beam from electron gun side to collector side. This system should be able to change beam size inside superconducting magnet and control beam position with 5 mm in horizontal and vertical plane. Some other design considerations for this beam transport system are also reported in this paper. The head-on beam-beam effect is one of important nonlinear source in storage ring and linear colliders, which have limited the luminosity improvement of many colliders, such as SppS, Tevatron and RHIC. In order to enhance the performance of colliders, beam-beam effects can be compensated with direct space charge compensation, indirect space charge compensation or betatron phase cancellation scheme. Like other colliders, indirect space charge compensation scheme (Electron Lens) was also proposed for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) beam-beam compensation at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The two similar electron lenses are located in IR10 between the DX magnets. One RHIC electron lens consists of one DC electron gun, one superconducting magnet, one electron collector and beam transport system.

  9. SUPPRESSION OF ENERGETIC ELECTRON TRANSPORT IN FLARES BY DOUBLE LAYERS

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    Li, T. C.; Drake, J. F.; Swisdak, M.

    2012-09-20

    During flares and coronal mass ejections, energetic electrons from coronal sources typically have very long lifetimes compared to the transit times across the systems, suggesting confinement in the source region. Particle-in-cell simulations are carried out to explore the mechanisms of energetic electron transport from the corona to the chromosphere and possible confinement. We set up an initial system of pre-accelerated hot electrons in contact with ambient cold electrons along the local magnetic field and let it evolve over time. Suppression of transport by a nonlinear, highly localized electrostatic electric field (in the form of a double layer) is observed after a short phase of free-streaming by hot electrons. The double layer (DL) emerges at the contact of the two electron populations. It is driven by an ion-electron streaming instability due to the drift of the back-streaming return current electrons interacting with the ions. The DL grows over time and supports a significant drop in temperature and hence reduces heat flux between the two regions that is sustained for the duration of the simulation. This study shows that transport suppression begins when the energetic electrons start to propagate away from a coronal acceleration site. It also implies confinement of energetic electrons with kinetic energies less than the electrostatic energy of the DL for the DL lifetime, which is much longer than the electron transit time through the source region.

  10. Nano-structured electron transporting materials for perovskite solar cells

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    Liu, Hefei; Huang, Ziru; Wei, Shiyuan; Zheng, Lingling; Xiao, Lixin; Gong, Qihuang

    2016-03-01

    Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells have been developing rapidly in the past several years, and their power conversion efficiency has reached over 20%, nearing that of polycrystalline silicon solar cells. Because the diffusion length of the hole in perovskites is longer than that of the electron, the performance of the device can be improved by using an electron transporting layer, e.g., TiO2, ZnO and TiO2/Al2O3. Nano-structured electron transporting materials facilitate not only electron collection but also morphology control of the perovskites. The properties, morphology and preparation methods of perovskites are reviewed in the present article. A comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the structure and property will benefit the precise control of the electron transporting process and thus further improve the performance of perovskite solar cells.

  11. Nano-structured electron transporting materials for perovskite solar cells.

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    Liu, Hefei; Huang, Ziru; Wei, Shiyuan; Zheng, Lingling; Xiao, Lixin; Gong, Qihuang

    2016-03-28

    Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells have been developing rapidly in the past several years, and their power conversion efficiency has reached over 20%, nearing that of polycrystalline silicon solar cells. Because the diffusion length of the hole in perovskites is longer than that of the electron, the performance of the device can be improved by using an electron transporting layer, e.g., TiO2, ZnO and TiO2/Al2O3. Nano-structured electron transporting materials facilitate not only electron collection but also morphology control of the perovskites. The properties, morphology and preparation methods of perovskites are reviewed in the present article. A comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the structure and property will benefit the precise control of the electron transporting process and thus further improve the performance of perovskite solar cells.

  12. Computer modeling of electron and proton transport in chloroplasts.

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    Tikhonov, Alexander N; Vershubskii, Alexey V

    2014-07-01

    Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes in biosphere, which provides production of organic substances from atmospheric CO2 and water at expense of solar energy. In this review, we contemplate computer models of oxygenic photosynthesis in the context of feedback regulation of photosynthetic electron transport in chloroplasts, the energy-transducing organelles of the plant cell. We start with a brief overview of electron and proton transport processes in chloroplasts coupled to ATP synthesis and consider basic regulatory mechanisms of oxygenic photosynthesis. General approaches to computer simulation of photosynthetic processes are considered, including the random walk models of plastoquinone diffusion in thylakoid membranes and deterministic approach to modeling electron transport in chloroplasts based on the mass action law. Then we focus on a kinetic model of oxygenic photosynthesis that includes key stages of the linear electron transport, alternative pathways of electron transfer around photosystem I (PSI), transmembrane proton transport and ATP synthesis in chloroplasts. This model includes different regulatory processes: pH-dependent control of the intersystem electron transport, down-regulation of photosystem II (PSII) activity (non-photochemical quenching), the light-induced activation of the Bassham-Benson-Calvin (BBC) cycle. The model correctly describes pH-dependent feedback control of electron transport in chloroplasts and adequately reproduces a variety of experimental data on induction events observed under different experimental conditions in intact chloroplasts (variations of CO2 and O2 concentrations in atmosphere), including a complex kinetics of P700 (primary electron donor in PSI) photooxidation, CO2 consumption in the BBC cycle, and photorespiration. Finally, we describe diffusion-controlled photosynthetic processes in chloroplasts within the framework of the model that takes into account complex architecture of

  13. Study of Electron Transport and Amplification in Diamond

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    Ben-Zvi, Ilan; Muller, Erik

    2015-01-05

    The development of the Diamond Amplified Photocathode (DAP) has produced significant results under our previous HEP funded efforts both on the fabrication of working devices and the understanding of the underlying physics governing its performance. The results presented here substantiate the use of diamond as both a secondary electron amplifier for high-brightness, high-average-current electron sources and as a photon and particle detector in harsh radiation environments. Very high average current densities (>10A/cm2) have been transported through diamond material. The transport has been measured as a function of incident photon energy and found to be in good agreement with theoretical models. Measurements of the charge transport for photon energies near the carbon K-edge (290 eV for sp3 bonded carbon) have provided insight into carrier loss due to diffusion; modeling of this aspect of charge transport is underway. The response of diamond to nanosecond x-ray pulses has been measured; in this regime the charge transport is as expected. Electron emission from hydrogenated diamond has been measured using both electron and x-ray generated carriers; a gain of 178 has been observed for electron-generated carriers. The energy spectrum of the emitted electrons has been measured, providing insight into the electron affinity and ultimately the thermal emittance. The origin of charge trapping in diamond has been investigated for both bulk and surface trapping

  14. Optical absorption and electrical transport in hybrid TiO2 and polymer nanocomposite films

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    Zhou, Xi-Song; Li, Zheng; Wang, Ning; Lin, Yuan-Hua; Nan, Ce-Wen

    2006-06-01

    Hybrid nanofilms of poly(2-methoxy-5-ethylhexyloxy-1,4-phenylene)vinylene (MEH-PPV) and anatase-TiO2 nanoparticles were prepared. The results showed that the optical absorption spectra and electrical transport properties of the TiO2/MEH-PPV nanocomposite films were strongly dependent on the particle size and concentration of TiO2 nanoparticles in the hybrid films. In comparison with pure TiO2 nanofilms, the hybrid TiO2/MEH-PPV films presented a shift of the absorption edge to the lower-energy region, and an obvious nonlinear current-voltage characteristic.

  15. Planarity and multiple components promote organic photovoltaic efficiency by improving electronic transport.

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    Goldey, Matthew B; Reid, Daniel; de Pablo, Juan; Galli, Giulia

    2016-11-23

    Establishing how the conformation of organic photovoltaic (OPV) polymers affects their electronic and transport properties is critical in order to determine design rules for new OPV materials and in particular to understand the performance enhancements recently reported for ternary blends. We report coupled classical and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations showing that polymer linkage twisting significantly reduces optical absorption efficiency, as well as hole transport rates in donor polymers. We predict that blends with components favoring planar geometries contribute to the enhancement of the overall efficiency of ternary OPVs. Furthermore, our electronic structure calculations for the PTB7-PID2-PC71BM system show that hole transfer rates are enhanced in ternary blends with respect to their binary counterpart. Finally, our results point at thermal disorder in the blend as a key reason responsible for device voltage losses and at the need to carry out electronic structure calculations at finite temperature to reliably compare with experiments.

  16. Strongly Enhanced Laser Absorption and Electron Acceleration via Resonant Excitation of Surface Plasma Waves

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    Raynaud, M.; Riconda, C.; Adam, J. C.; Heron, A.

    2010-02-01

    The possibility of creating enhanced fast electron bunches via the excitation of surface plasma waves (SPW) in laser overdense plasma interaction has been investigated by mean of relativistic one dimension motion of a test electron in the field of the surface plasma wave study and with two-dimensional (2D) Particle-In-Cell (PIC) numerical simulations. Strong electron acceleration together with a dramatic increase, up to 70%, of light absorption by the plasma is observed.

  17. Theoretical analysis of electronic absorption spectra of vitamin B12 models

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    Andruniow, Tadeusz; Kozlowski, Pawel M.; Zgierski, Marek Z.

    2001-10-01

    Time-dependent density-functional theory (TD-DFT) is applied to analyze the electronic absorption spectra of vitamin B12. To accomplish this two model systems were considered: CN-[CoIII-corrin]-CN (dicyanocobinamide, DCC) and imidazole-[CoIII-corrin]-CN (cyanocobalamin, ImCC). For both models 30 lowest excited states were calculated together with transition dipole moments. When the results of TD-DFT calculations were directly compared with experiment it was found that the theoretical values systematically overestimate experimental data by approximately 0.5 eV. The uniform adjustment of the calculated transition energies allowed detailed analysis of electronic absorption spectra of vitamin B12 models. All absorption bands in spectral range 2.0-5.0 eV were readily assigned. In particular, TD-DFT calculations were able to explain the origin of the shift of the lowest absorption band caused by replacement of the-CN axial ligand by imidazole.

  18. Conditioner for a helically transported electron beam

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    Wang, C.

    1992-05-01

    The kinetic theory is developed to investigate a conditioner for a helically imported electron beam. Linear expressions for axial velocity spread are derived. Numerical simulation is used to check the theoretical results and examine nonlinear aspects of the conditioning process. The results show that in the linear regime the action of the beam conditioner on a pulsed beam mainly depends on the phase at which the beam enters the conditioner and depends only slightly on the operating wavelength. In the nonlinear regime, however, the action of the conditioner strongly depends on the operating wavelength and only slightly upon the entrance phase. For a properly chosen operating wavelength, a little less than the electron`s relativistic cyclotron wavelength, the conditioner can decrease the axial velocity spread of a pulsed beam down to less than one-third of its initial value.

  19. Temperature alterations of infrared light absorption by cartilage and cornea under free-electron laser radiation

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    Sobol, Emil N.; Sviridov, Alexander P.; Kitai, Moishe S.; Edwards, Glenn S.

    2003-05-01

    Like pure water, the water incorporated into cartilage and cornea tissue shows a pronounced dependence of the absorption coefficient on temperature. Alteration of the temperature by radiation with an IR free-electron laser was studied by use of a pulsed photothermal radiometric technique. A computation algorithm was modified to take into account the real IR absorption spectra of the tissue and the spectral sensitivity of the IR detector used. The absorption coefficients for several wavelengths within the 2.9- and 6.1- μm water absorption bands have been determined for various laser pulse energies. It is shown that the absorption coefficient for cartilage decreases at temperatures higher than 50 °C owing to thermal alterations of water-water and water-biopolymer interactions.

  20. X-ray absorption in pillar shaped transmission electron microscopy specimens.

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    Bender, H; Seidel, F; Favia, P; Richard, O; Vandervorst, W

    2017-03-07

    The dependence of the X-ray absorption on the position in a pillar shaped transmission electron microscopy specimen is modeled for X-ray analysis with single and multiple detector configurations and for different pillar orientations relative to the detectors. Universal curves, applicable to any pillar diameter, are derived for the relative intensities between weak and medium or strongly absorbed X-ray emission. For the configuration as used in 360° X-ray tomography, the absorption correction for weak and medium absorbed X-rays is shown to be nearly constant along the pillar diameter. Absorption effects in pillars are about a factor 3 less important than in planar specimens with thickness equal to the pillar diameter. A practical approach for the absorption correction in pillar shaped samples is proposed and its limitations discussed. The modeled absorption dependences are verified experimentally for pillars with HfO2 and SiGe stacks.

  1. Coherent electron transport in a helical nanotube

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    Liang, Guo-Hua; Wang, Yong-Long; Du, Long; Jiang, Hua; Kang, Guang-Zhen; Zong, Hong-Shi

    2016-09-01

    The quantum dynamics of carriers bound to helical tube surfaces is investigated in a thin-layer quantization scheme. By numerically solving the open-boundary Schrödinger equation in curvilinear coordinates, geometric effect on the coherent transmission spectra is analysed in the case of single propagating mode as well as multimode. It is shown that, the coiling endows the helical nanotube with different transport properties from a bent cylindrical surface. Fano resonance appears as a purely geometric effect in the conductance, the corresponding energy of quasibound state is obviously influenced by the torsion and length of the nanotube. We also find new plateaus in the conductance. The transport of double-degenerate mode in this geometry is reminiscent of the Zeeman coupling between the magnetic field and spin angular momentum in quasi-one-dimensional structure.

  2. Electronic transport and scattering times in tungsten-decorated graphene

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    Elias, Jamie A.; Henriksen, Erik A.

    2017-02-01

    The electronic transport properties of a monolayer graphene device have been studied before and after the deposition of a dilute coating of tungsten adatoms on the surface. For coverages up to 2.5% of a monolayer, we find tungsten adatoms simultaneously donate electrons to graphene and reduce the carrier mobility, impacting the zero- and finite-field transport properties. Two independent transport analyses suggest the adatoms lie nearly 1 nm above the surface. The presence of adatoms is also seen to impact the low-field magnetoresistance, altering the signatures of weak localization.

  3. A Deterministic Transport Code for Space Environment Electrons

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    Nealy, John E.; Chang, C. K.; Norman, Ryan B.; Blattnig, Steve R.; Badavi, Francis F.; Adamczyk, Anne M.

    2010-01-01

    A deterministic computational procedure has been developed to describe transport of space environment electrons in various shield media. This code is an upgrade and extension of an earlier electron code. Whereas the former code was formulated on the basis of parametric functions derived from limited laboratory data, the present code utilizes well established theoretical representations to describe the relevant interactions and transport processes. The shield material specification has been made more general, as have the pertinent cross sections. A combined mean free path and average trajectory approach has been used in the transport formalism. Comparisons with Monte Carlo calculations are presented.

  4. A Guide to Electronic Multipoles in Photon Scattering and Absorption

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    Lovesey, Stephen William; Balcar, Ewald

    2013-02-01

    The practice of replacing matrix elements in atomic calculations by those of convenient operators with strong physical appeal has a long history, and in condensed matter physics it is perhaps best known through use of operator equivalents in electron resonance by Elliott and Stevens. Likewise, electronic multipoles, created with irreducible spherical-tensors, to represent charge-like and magnetic-like quantities are widespread in modern physics. Examples in recent headlines include a magnetic charge (a monopole), an anapole (a dipole) and a triakontadipole (a magnetic-like atomic multipole of rank 5). In this communication, we aim to guide the reader through use of atomic, spherical multipoles in photon scattering, and resonant Bragg diffraction and dichroic signals in particular. Applications to copper oxide CuO and neptunium dioxide (NpO2) are described. In keeping with it being a simple guide, there is sparse use in the communication of algebra and expressions are gathered from the published literature and not derived, even when central to the exposition. An exception is a thorough grounding, contained in an Appendix, for an appropriate version of the photon scattering length based on quantum electrodynamics. A theme of the guide is application of symmetry in scattering, in particular constraints imposed on results by symmetry in crystals. To this end, a second Appendix catalogues constraints on multipoles imposed by symmetry in crystal point-groups.

  5. A Deterministic Computational Procedure for Space Environment Electron Transport

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    Nealy, John E.; Chang, C. K.; Norman, Ryan B.; Blattnig, Steve R.; Badavi, Francis F.; Adamcyk, Anne M.

    2010-01-01

    A deterministic computational procedure for describing the transport of electrons in condensed media is formulated to simulate the effects and exposures from spectral distributions typical of electrons trapped in planetary magnetic fields. The primary purpose for developing the procedure is to provide a means of rapidly performing numerous repetitive transport calculations essential for electron radiation exposure assessments for complex space structures. The present code utilizes well-established theoretical representations to describe the relevant interactions and transport processes. A combined mean free path and average trajectory approach is used in the transport formalism. For typical space environment spectra, several favorable comparisons with Monte Carlo calculations are made which have indicated that accuracy is not compromised at the expense of the computational speed.

  6. Electron transport through nuclear pasta in magnetized neutron stars

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    Yakovlev, D. G.

    2015-10-01

    We present a simple model for electron transport in a possible layer of exotic nuclear clusters (in the so-called nuclear pasta layer) between the crust and liquid core of a strongly magnetized neutron star. The electron transport there can be strongly anisotropic and gyrotropic. The anisotropy is produced by different electron effective collision frequencies along and across local symmetry axis in domains of exotic ordered nuclear clusters and by complicated effects of the magnetic field. We also calculate averaged kinetic coefficients in case local domains are freely oriented. Possible applications of the obtained results and open problems are outlined.

  7. Electron transport in micro to nanoscale solid state networks

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    Fairbanks, Matthew Stetson

    This dissertation focuses on low-dimensional electron transport phenomena in devices ranging from semiconductor electron 'billiards' to semimetal atomic clusters to gold nanoparticles. In each material system, the goal of this research is to understand how carrier transport occurs when many elements act in concert. In the semiconductor electron billiards, magnetoconductance fluctuations, the result of electron quantum interference within the device, are used as a probe of electron transport through arrays of one, two, and three connected billiards. By combining two established analysis techniques, this research demonstrates a novel method for determining the quantum energy level spacing in each of the arrays. That information in turn shows the extent (and limits) of the phase-coherent electron wavefunction in each of the devices. The use of the following two material systems, the semimetal atomic clusters and the gold nanoparticles, is inspired by the electron billiard results. First, the output of the simple, rectangular electron billiards, the magnetoconductance fluctuations, is quite generally found to be fractal. This research addresses the question of what output one might expect from a device with manifestly fractal geometry by simulating the electrical response of fractal resistor networks and by outlining a method to implement such devices in fractal aggregates of semimetal atomic clusters. Second, in gold nanoparticle arrays, the number of array elements can increase by orders of magnitude over the billiard arrays, all with the potential to stay in a similar, phase-coherent transport regime. The last portion of this dissertation details the fabrication of these nanoparticle-based devices and their electrical characteristics, which exhibit strong evidence for electron transport in the Coulomb-blockade regime. A sketch for further 'off-blockade' experiments to realize magnetoconductance fluctuations, i.e. phase-coherent electron phenomena, is presented.

  8. Treating electron transport in MCNP{sup trademark}

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    Hughes, H.G.

    1996-12-31

    The transport of electrons and other charged particles is fundamentally different from that of neutrons and photons. A neutron, in aluminum slowing down from 0.5 MeV to 0.0625 MeV will have about 30 collisions; a photon will have fewer than ten. An electron with the same energy loss will undergo 10{sup 5} individual interactions. This great increase in computational complexity makes a single- collision Monte Carlo approach to electron transport unfeasible for many situations of practical interest. Considerable theoretical work has been done to develop a variety of analytic and semi-analytic multiple-scattering theories for the transport of charged particles. The theories used in the algorithms in MCNP are the Goudsmit-Saunderson theory for angular deflections, the Landau an theory of energy-loss fluctuations, and the Blunck-Leisegang enhancements of the Landau theory. In order to follow an electron through a significant energy loss, it is necessary to break the electron`s path into many steps. These steps are chosen to be long enough to encompass many collisions (so that multiple-scattering theories are valid) but short enough that the mean energy loss in any one step is small (for the approximations in the multiple-scattering theories). The energy loss and angular deflection of the electron during each step can then be sampled from probability distributions based on the appropriate multiple- scattering theories. This subsumption of the effects of many individual collisions into single steps that are sampled probabilistically constitutes the ``condensed history`` Monte Carlo method. This method is exemplified in the ETRAN series of electron/photon transport codes. The ETRAN codes are also the basis for the Integrated TIGER Series, a system of general-purpose, application-oriented electron/photon transport codes. The electron physics in MCNP is similar to that of the Integrated TIGER Series.

  9. Three-dimensional superwetting mesh film based on graphene assembly for liquid transportation and selective absorption.

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    Sun, Hanxue; Li, An; Qin, Xiaojuan; Zhu, Zhaoqi; Liang, Weidong; An, Jin; La, Peiqing; Deng, Weiqiao

    2013-12-01

    Superwetting membranes or porous absorbent materials have recently attracted considerable interest from both commercial and academic communities due to their excellent performance for separation or selective absorption of organic compounds and oils from water, which shows great potential for addressing environmental issues. Herein, the first example of engineering a commercially available stainless-steel grid based on the assembly of graphene for the fabrication of superwetting mesh films (SMFs) is reported. An excellent surface wettability of the SMFs, which exhibit a unique adhesion force to liquids, is observed; this makes it possible to transfer small quantities of liquid samples to perform microsample analysis. A three-dimensional SMF shows unprecedented performance in the separation, transportation, and selective absorption of organic compounds or oils from water. The performance is considerably improved in comparison to traditional separation/absorption technologies and may useful for a wide range of applications such as purification, water treatment, or oil-spill cleanup.

  10. Topological transport in Dirac electronic systems: A concise review

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    Song, Hua-Ding; Sheng, Dian; Wang, An-Qi; Li, Jin-Guang; Yu, Da-Peng; Liao, Zhi-Min

    2017-03-01

    Various novel physical properties have emerged in Dirac electronic systems, especially the topological characters protected by symmetry. Current studies on these systems have been greatly promoted by the intuitive concepts of Berry phase and Berry curvature, which provide precise definitions of the topological orders. In this topical review, transport properties of topological insulator (Bi2Se3), topological Dirac semimetal (Cd3As2) and topological insulator-graphene heterojunction are presented and discussed. Perspectives about transport properties of two-dimensional topological nontrivial systems, including topological edge transport, topological valley transport and topological Weyl semimetals, are provided.

  11. Conditioner for a helically transported electron beam

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    Wang, C.

    1992-05-01

    The kinetic theory is developed to investigate a conditioner for a helically imported electron beam. Linear expressions for axial velocity spread are derived. Numerical simulation is used to check the theoretical results and examine nonlinear aspects of the conditioning process. The results show that in the linear regime the action of the beam conditioner on a pulsed beam mainly depends on the phase at which the beam enters the conditioner and depends only slightly on the operating wavelength. In the nonlinear regime, however, the action of the conditioner strongly depends on the operating wavelength and only slightly upon the entrance phase. For a properly chosen operating wavelength, a little less than the electron's relativistic cyclotron wavelength, the conditioner can decrease the axial velocity spread of a pulsed beam down to less than one-third of its initial value.

  12. Very low density lipoproteins in intestinal lymph: role in triglyceride and cholesterol transport during fat absorption

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    Ockner, Robert K.; Hughes, Faith B.; Isselbacher, Kurt J.

    1969-01-01

    The role of nonchylomicron very low density lipoproteins (VLDL, Sf 20-400) in the transport of triglyceride and cholesterol was studied during lipid absorption. Various long chain fatty acids were infused intraduodenally in the form of mixed fatty acid—mono-olein-taurocholate micelles; control animals received saline or taurocholate. As compared with controls, all fatty acids (palmitic, oleic, linoleic) resulted in significant increases in chylomicron (Sf > 400) triglyceride. In addition, palmitic acid resulted in a twofold increase in VLDL triglyceride, whereas with the absorption of oleic or linoleic acid VLDL triglyceride did not change significantly. Differences in triglyceride fatty acid composition between chylomicrons and VLDL were observed during lipid absorption. Although the absolute amount of endogenous cholesterol in intestinal lymph was not significantly affected by lipid absorption under these conditions, its lipoprotein distribution differed substantially among the lipid-infused groups. During palmitate absorption, VLDL cholesterol was similar to that in the taurocholate-infused controls, and was equal to chylomicron cholesterol. In contrast, during oleate and linoleate absorption the VLDL cholesterol fell markedly, and was less than half of the chylomicron cholesterol in these groups. The half-time of plasma survival of VLDL cholesterol-14C was found to be twice that of chylomicron cholesterol-14C. These studies demonstrate that dietary long chain fatty acids differ significantly in their effects upon the transport of triglyceride and cholesterol by lipoproteins of rat intestinal lymph. These findings, together with the observed differences in rates of removal of chylomicrons and VLDL from plasma, suggest that variations in lipoprotein production at the intestinal level may be reflected in differences in the subsequent metabolism of absorbed dietary and endogenous lipids. PMID:5355348

  13. Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport in strongly attaching gases

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    Petrovic, Zoran; Miric, Jasmina; Simonovic, Ilija; Bosnjakovic, Danko; Dujko, Sasa

    2016-09-01

    Extensive loss of electrons in strongly attaching gases imposes significant difficulties in Monte Carlo simulations at low electric field strengths. In order to compensate for such losses, some kind of rescaling procedures must be used. In this work, we discuss two rescaling procedures for Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport in strongly attaching gases: (1) discrete rescaling, and (2) continuous rescaling. The discrete rescaling procedure is based on duplication of electrons randomly chosen from the remaining swarm at certain discrete time steps. The continuous rescaling procedure employs a dynamically defined fictitious ionization process with the constant collision frequency chosen to be equal to the attachment collision frequency. These procedures should not in any way modify the distribution function. Monte Carlo calculations of transport coefficients for electrons in SF6 and CF3I are performed in a wide range of electric field strengths. However, special emphasis is placed upon the analysis of transport phenomena in the limit of lower electric fields where the transport properties are strongly affected by electron attachment. Two important phenomena arise: (1) the reduction of the mean energy with increasing E/N for electrons in SF6, and (2) the occurrence of negative differential conductivity in the bulk drift velocity of electrons in both SF6 and CF3I.

  14. Effect of abdominal surgery on the intestinal absorption of lipophilic drugs: possible role of the lymphatic transport.

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    Gershkovich, Pavel; Itin, Constantin; Yacovan, Avihai; Amselem, Shimon; Hoffman, Amnon

    2009-06-01

    Although abdominal surgery is a routine procedure in clinical practice and in preclinical investigation, little is known regarding its effect on the intestinal absorption of drugs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of abdominal surgery on the intestinal absorption of highly lipophilic compounds with different absorption mechanisms following oral administration. The 2 compounds that were tested were biopharmaceutical classification system (BCS) class 2 model lipophilic cannabinoid derivatives, dexanabinol and PRS-211,220. Although dexanabinol is mostly absorbed via passive diffusion to the portal blood, PRS-211,220 is absorbed mostly via lymphatic transport. In this work, we compared the absorption of these compounds after abdominal surgery in rat with the absorption data obtained from naïve animals. The outcomes of this investigation showed that the abdominal surgery mostly affected the absorption process on the preenterocyte level, as indicated by the 2-fold increase in the extent of intestinal absorption of dexanabinol, which is a compound with a low degree of intestinal lymphatic transport. However, the lymphatic transport was not affected by the surgical procedure as evident by the absence of change in the extent of absorption of PRS-211,220, which is transported to the systemic circulation mainly by intestinal lymphatics. In conclusion, abdominal surgery can significantly affect the intestinal absorption of lipophilic drugs; however, intestinal lymphatic transport seems to be less affected by the abdominal surgery.

  15. Theoretical calculations on the electron absorption spectra of selected Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) and derivatives

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    Du, Ping

    1993-01-01

    As a theoretical component of the joint effort with the laboratory of Dr. Lou Allamandola to search for potential candidates for interstellar organic carbon compound that are responsible for the visible diffuse interstellar absorption bands (DIB's), quantum mechanical calculations were performed on the electron absorption spectra of selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and derivatives. In the completed project, 15 different species of naphthalene, its hydrogen abstraction and addition derivatives, and corresponding cations and anions were studied. Using semiempirical quantum mechanical method INDO/S, the ground electronic state of each species was evaluated with restricted Hartree-Fock scheme and limited configuration interaction. The lowest energy spin state for each species was used for electron absorption calculations. Results indicate that these calculations are accurate enough to reproduce the spectra of naphthalene cation and anion observed in neon matrix. The spectral pattern of the hydrogen abstraction and addition derivatives predicted based on these results indicate that the electron configuration of the pi orbitals of these species is the dominant determinant. A combined list of 19 absorptions calculated from 4500 A to 10,400 A were compiled and suggested as potential candidates that are relevant for the DIB's absorptions. Continued studies on pyrene and derivatives revealed the ground state symmetries and multiplicities of its neutral, anionic, and cationic species. Spectral calculations show that the cation (B(sub 3g)-2) and the anion (A(sub u)-2) are more likely to have low energy absorptions in the regions between 10 kK and 20 kK, similar to naphthalene. These absorptions, together with those to be determined from the hydrogen abstraction and addition derivatives of pyrene, can be used to provide additional candidates and suggest experimental work in the search for interstellar compounds that are responsible for DIB's.

  16. Absorption of vitamin A and carotenoids by the enterocyte: focus on transport proteins.

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    Reboul, Emmanuelle

    2013-09-12

    Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in most developing countries, especially in children and pregnant women. It is thus a priority in health policy to improve preformed vitamin A and/or provitamin A carotenoid status in these individuals. A more accurate understanding of the molecular mechanisms of intestinal vitamin A absorption is a key step in this direction. It was long thought that β-carotene (the main provitamin A carotenoid in human diet), and thus all carotenoids, were absorbed by a passive diffusion process, and that preformed vitamin A (retinol) absorption occurred via an unidentified energy-dependent transporter. The discovery of proteins able to facilitate carotenoid uptake and secretion by the enterocyte during the past decade has challenged established assumptions, and the elucidation of the mechanisms of retinol intestinal absorption is in progress. After an overview of vitamin A and carotenoid fate during gastro-duodenal digestion, our focus will be directed to the putative or identified proteins participating in the intestinal membrane and cellular transport of vitamin A and carotenoids across the enterocyte (i.e., Scavenger Receptors or Cellular Retinol Binding Proteins, among others). Further progress in the identification of the proteins involved in intestinal transport of vitamin A and carotenoids across the enterocyte is of major importance for optimizing their bioavailability.

  17. Absorption of Vitamin A and Carotenoids by the Enterocyte: Focus on Transport Proteins

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    Reboul, Emmanuelle

    2013-01-01

    Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in most developing countries, especially in children and pregnant women. It is thus a priority in health policy to improve preformed vitamin A and/or provitamin A carotenoid status in these individuals. A more accurate understanding of the molecular mechanisms of intestinal vitamin A absorption is a key step in this direction. It was long thought that β-carotene (the main provitamin A carotenoid in human diet), and thus all carotenoids, were absorbed by a passive diffusion process, and that preformed vitamin A (retinol) absorption occurred via an unidentified energy-dependent transporter. The discovery of proteins able to facilitate carotenoid uptake and secretion by the enterocyte during the past decade has challenged established assumptions, and the elucidation of the mechanisms of retinol intestinal absorption is in progress. After an overview of vitamin A and carotenoid fate during gastro-duodenal digestion, our focus will be directed to the putative or identified proteins participating in the intestinal membrane and cellular transport of vitamin A and carotenoids across the enterocyte (i.e., Scavenger Receptors or Cellular Retinol Binding Proteins, among others). Further progress in the identification of the proteins involved in intestinal transport of vitamin A and carotenoids across the enterocyte is of major importance for optimizing their bioavailability. PMID:24036530

  18. Electronic Structure and Transport in Magnetic Multilayers

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    2008-02-18

    ORNL assisted Seagate Recording Heads Operations in the development of CIPS pin Valves for application as read sensors in hard disk drives. Personnel at ORNL were W. H. Butler and Xiaoguang Zhang. Dr. Olle Heinonen from Seagate RHO also participated. ORNL provided codes and materials parameters that were used by Seagate to model CIP GMR in their heads. The objectives were to: (1) develop a linearized Boltzmann transport code for describing CIP GMR based on realistic models of the band structure and interfaces in materials in CIP spin valves in disk drive heads; (2) calculate the materials parameters needed as inputs to the Boltzmann code; and (3) transfer the technology to Seagate Recording Heads.

  19. Ab initio calculation of the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water

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    Martiniano, Hugo F. M. C.; Galamba, Nuno; Cabral, Benedito J. Costa

    2014-04-28

    The electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water was investigated by coupling a one-body energy decomposition scheme to configurations generated by classical and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD). A Frenkel exciton Hamiltonian formalism was adopted and the excitation energies in the liquid phase were calculated with the equation of motion coupled cluster with single and double excitations method. Molecular dynamics configurations were generated by different approaches. Classical MD were carried out with the TIP4P-Ew and AMOEBA force fields. The BLYP and BLYP-D3 exchange-correlation functionals were used in BOMD. Theoretical and experimental results for the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water are in good agreement. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the structure of liquid water predicted by the different models and the electronic absorption spectrum. The theoretical gas to liquid phase blue-shift of the peak positions of the electronic absorption spectrum is in good agreement with experiment. The overall shift is determined by a competition between the O–H stretching of the water monomer in liquid water that leads to a red-shift and polarization effects that induce a blue-shift. The results illustrate the importance of coupling many-body energy decomposition schemes to molecular dynamics configurations to carry out ab initio calculations of the electronic properties in liquid phase.

  20. Ab initio calculation of the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water.

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    Martiniano, Hugo F M C; Galamba, Nuno; Cabral, Benedito J Costa

    2014-04-28

    The electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water was investigated by coupling a one-body energy decomposition scheme to configurations generated by classical and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD). A Frenkel exciton Hamiltonian formalism was adopted and the excitation energies in the liquid phase were calculated with the equation of motion coupled cluster with single and double excitations method. Molecular dynamics configurations were generated by different approaches. Classical MD were carried out with the TIP4P-Ew and AMOEBA force fields. The BLYP and BLYP-D3 exchange-correlation functionals were used in BOMD. Theoretical and experimental results for the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water are in good agreement. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the structure of liquid water predicted by the different models and the electronic absorption spectrum. The theoretical gas to liquid phase blue-shift of the peak positions of the electronic absorption spectrum is in good agreement with experiment. The overall shift is determined by a competition between the O-H stretching of the water monomer in liquid water that leads to a red-shift and polarization effects that induce a blue-shift. The results illustrate the importance of coupling many-body energy decomposition schemes to molecular dynamics configurations to carry out ab initio calculations of the electronic properties in liquid phase.

  1. Sources of hot electrons in laser-plasma interaction with emphasis on Raman and turbulence absorption

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    Estabrook, K.; Kruer, W.L.; Phillion, D.W.; Turner, R.E.; Campbell, E.M.

    1982-04-06

    Heating targets with high power lasers results in a sizable fraction of the absorbed energy going into electrons of temperature much greater than thermal which can pre-heat the pellet core and accelerate fast ion blowoff which results in poor momentum transfer and hence poor compression efficiency. The present emphasis is to build lasers of higher frequency, ..omega../sub 0/, which at the same W/cm/sup 2/ results in more absorption into cooler electrons. Two physical reasons are that the laser can propagate to a higher electron density, n, infinity..omega../sub 0//sup 2/ resulting in more collisional inverse bremsstrahlung absorption proportional to n, and because the hot temperatures from some plasma absorption processes increase as the oscillatory velocity of an electron in the laser electric field v/sub 0//c = eE/(m/sub e/..omega../sub 0/). The heated electron temperatures from other plasma processes (Raman for example approx.(m/sub e//2)v/sup 2//sub phase/ and the higher laser frequency helps by increasing the competing collisional absorption and decreasing the Raman gain.

  2. Ab initio calculation of the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water

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    Martiniano, Hugo F. M. C.; Galamba, Nuno; Cabral, Benedito J. Costa

    2014-04-01

    The electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water was investigated by coupling a one-body energy decomposition scheme to configurations generated by classical and Born-Oppenheimer Molecular Dynamics (BOMD). A Frenkel exciton Hamiltonian formalism was adopted and the excitation energies in the liquid phase were calculated with the equation of motion coupled cluster with single and double excitations method. Molecular dynamics configurations were generated by different approaches. Classical MD were carried out with the TIP4P-Ew and AMOEBA force fields. The BLYP and BLYP-D3 exchange-correlation functionals were used in BOMD. Theoretical and experimental results for the electronic absorption spectrum of liquid water are in good agreement. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the structure of liquid water predicted by the different models and the electronic absorption spectrum. The theoretical gas to liquid phase blue-shift of the peak positions of the electronic absorption spectrum is in good agreement with experiment. The overall shift is determined by a competition between the O-H stretching of the water monomer in liquid water that leads to a red-shift and polarization effects that induce a blue-shift. The results illustrate the importance of coupling many-body energy decomposition schemes to molecular dynamics configurations to carry out ab initio calculations of the electronic properties in liquid phase.

  3. Evidence for global electron transportation into the jovian inner magnetosphere.

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    Yoshioka, K; Murakami, G; Yamazaki, A; Tsuchiya, F; Kimura, T; Kagitani, M; Sakanoi, T; Uemizu, K; Kasaba, Y; Yoshikawa, I; Fujimoto, M

    2014-09-26

    Jupiter's magnetosphere is a strong particle accelerator that contains ultrarelativistic electrons in its inner part. They are thought to be accelerated by whistler-mode waves excited by anisotropic hot electrons (>10 kiloelectron volts) injected from the outer magnetosphere. However, electron transportation in the inner magnetosphere is not well understood. By analyzing the extreme ultraviolet line emission from the inner magnetosphere, we show evidence for global inward transport of flux tubes containing hot plasma. High-spectral-resolution scanning observations of the Io plasma torus in the inner magnetosphere enable us to generate radial profiles of the hot electron fraction. It gradually decreases with decreasing radial distance, despite the short collisional time scale that should thermalize them rapidly. This indicates a fast and continuous resupply of hot electrons responsible for exciting the whistler-mode waves.

  4. Unification of trap-limited electron transport in semiconducting polymers.

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    Nicolai, H T; Kuik, M; Wetzelaer, G A H; de Boer, B; Campbell, C; Risko, C; Brédas, J L; Blom, P W M

    2012-10-01

    Electron transport in semiconducting polymers is usually inferior to hole transport, which is ascribed to charge trapping on isolated defect sites situated within the energy bandgap. However, a general understanding of the origin of these omnipresent charge traps, as well as their energetic position, distribution and concentration, is lacking. Here we investigate electron transport in a wide range of semiconducting polymers by current-voltage measurements of single-carrier devices. We observe for this materials class that electron transport is limited by traps that exhibit a gaussian energy distribution in the bandgap. Remarkably, the electron-trap distribution is identical for all polymers considered: the number of traps amounts to 3 × 10(23) traps per m(3) centred at an energy of ~3.6 eV below the vacuum level, with a typical distribution width of ~0.1 eV. This indicates that the electron traps have a common origin that, we suggest, is most likely related to hydrated oxygen complexes. A consequence of this finding is that the trap-limited electron current can be predicted for any polymer.

  5. Effect of dephasing on DNA sequencing via transverse electronic transport

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    Zwolak, Michael; Krems, Matt; Pershin, Yuriy V; Di Ventra, Massimiliano

    2009-01-01

    We study theoretically the effects of dephasing on DNA sequencing in a nanopore via transverse electronic transport. To do this, we couple classical molecular dynamics simulations with transport calculations using scattering theory. Previous studies, which did not include dephasing, have shown that by measuring the transverse current of a particular base multiple times, one can get distributions of currents for each base that are distinguishable. We introduce a dephasing parameter into transport calculations to simulate the effects of the ions and other fluctuations. These effects lower the overall magnitude of the current, but have little effect on the current distributions themselves. The results of this work further implicate that distinguishing DNA bases via transverse electronic transport has potential as a sequencing tool.

  6. Mitochondrial ROS Produced via Reverse Electron Transport Extend Animal Lifespan.

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    Scialò, Filippo; Sriram, Ashwin; Fernández-Ayala, Daniel; Gubina, Nina; Lõhmus, Madis; Nelson, Glyn; Logan, Angela; Cooper, Helen M; Navas, Plácido; Enríquez, Jose Antonio; Murphy, Michael P; Sanz, Alberto

    2016-04-12

    Increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has long been considered a cause of aging. However, recent studies have implicated ROS as essential secondary messengers. Here we show that the site of ROS production significantly contributes to their apparent dual nature. We report that ROS increase with age as mitochondrial function deteriorates. However, we also demonstrate that increasing ROS production specifically through respiratory complex I reverse electron transport extends Drosophila lifespan. Reverse electron transport rescued pathogenesis induced by severe oxidative stress, highlighting the importance of the site of ROS production in signaling. Furthermore, preventing ubiquinone reduction, through knockdown of PINK1, shortens lifespan and accelerates aging; phenotypes that are rescued by increasing reverse electron transport. These results illustrate that the source of a ROS signal is vital in determining its effects on cellular physiology and establish that manipulation of ubiquinone redox state is a valid strategy to delay aging.

  7. Mitochondrial ROS Produced via Reverse Electron Transport Extend Animal Lifespan

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    Scialò, Filippo; Sriram, Ashwin; Fernández-Ayala, Daniel; Gubina, Nina; Lõhmus, Madis; Nelson, Glyn; Logan, Angela; Cooper, Helen M.; Navas, Plácido; Enríquez, Jose Antonio; Murphy, Michael P.; Sanz, Alberto

    2016-01-01

    Summary Increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) has long been considered a cause of aging. However, recent studies have implicated ROS as essential secondary messengers. Here we show that the site of ROS production significantly contributes to their apparent dual nature. We report that ROS increase with age as mitochondrial function deteriorates. However, we also demonstrate that increasing ROS production specifically through respiratory complex I reverse electron transport extends Drosophila lifespan. Reverse electron transport rescued pathogenesis induced by severe oxidative stress, highlighting the importance of the site of ROS production in signaling. Furthermore, preventing ubiquinone reduction, through knockdown of PINK1, shortens lifespan and accelerates aging; phenotypes that are rescued by increasing reverse electron transport. These results illustrate that the source of a ROS signal is vital in determining its effects on cellular physiology and establish that manipulation of ubiquinone redox state is a valid strategy to delay aging. PMID:27076081

  8. Light absorption and electrical transport in Si:O alloys for photovoltaics

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    Mirabella, S.; Crupi, I.; Miritello, M.; Simone, F.; Di Martino, G.; Di Stefano, M. A.; Di Marco, S.; Priolo, F.

    2010-11-15

    Thin films (100-500 nm) of the Si:O alloy have been systematically characterized in the optical absorption and electrical transport behavior, by varying the Si content from 43 up to 100 at. %. Magnetron sputtering or plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition have been used for the Si:O alloy deposition, followed by annealing up to 1250 deg. C. Boron implantation (30 keV, 3-30x10{sup 14} B/cm{sup 2}) on selected samples was performed to vary the electrical sheet resistance measured by the four-point collinear probe method. Transmittance and reflectance spectra have been extracted and combined to estimate the absorption spectra and the optical band gap, by means of the Tauc analysis. Raman spectroscopy was also employed to follow the amorphous-crystalline (a-c) transition of the Si domains contained in the Si:O films. The optical absorption and the electrical transport of Si:O films can be continuously and independently modulated by acting on different parameters. The light absorption increases (by one decade) with the Si content in the 43-100 at. % range, determining an optical band gap which can be continuously modulated into the 2.6-1.6 eV range, respectively. The a-c phase transition in Si:O films, causing a significant reduction in the absorption coefficient, occurs at increasing temperatures (from 600 to 1100 deg. C) as the Si content decreases. The electrical resistivity of Si:O films can be varied among five decades, being essentially dominated by the number of Si grains and by the doping. Si:O alloys with Si content in the 60-90 at. % range (named oxygen rich silicon films), are proved to join an appealing optical gap with a viable conductivity, being a good candidate for increasing the conversion efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic cell.

  9. Progress in Simulating Turbulent Electron Thermal Transport in NSTX

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    Guttenfelder, Walter; Kaye, S. M.; Ren, Y.; Bell, R. E.; Hammett, G. W.; LeBlanc, B. P.; Mikkelsen, D. R.; Peterson, J. L.; Nevins, W. M.; Candy, J.; Yuh, H.

    2013-07-17

    Nonlinear simulations based on multiple NSTX discharge scenarios have progressed to help differentiate unique instability mechanisms and to validate with experimental turbulence and transport data. First nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of microtearing (MT) turbulence in a high-beta NSTX H-mode discharge predict experimental levels of electron thermal transport that are dominated by magnetic flutter and increase with collisionality, roughly consistent with energy confinement times in dimensionless collisionality scaling experiments. Electron temperature gradient (ETG) simulations predict significant electron thermal transport in some low and high beta discharges when ion scales are suppressed by E x B shear. Although the predicted transport in H-modes is insensitive to variation in collisionality (inconsistent with confinement scaling), it is sensitive to variations in other parameters, particularly density gradient stabilization. In reversed shear (RS) Lmode discharges that exhibit electron internal transport barriers, ETG transport has also been shown to be suppressed nonlinearly by strong negative magnetic shear, s<<0. In many high beta plasmas, instabilities which exhibit a stiff beta dependence characteristic of kinetic ballooning modes (KBM) are sometimes found in the core region. However, they do not have a distinct finite beta threshold, instead transitioning gradually to a trapped electron mode (TEM) as beta is reduced to zero. Nonlinear simulations of this "hybrid" TEM/KBM predict significant transport in all channels, with substantial contributions from compressional magnetic perturbations. As multiple instabilities are often unstable simultaneously in the same plasma discharge, even on the same flux surface, unique parametric dependencies are discussed which may be useful for distinguishing the different mechanisms experimentally.

  10. Coherently driven, ultrafast electron-phonon dynamics in transport junctions

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    Szekely, Joshua E.; Seideman, Tamar

    2014-07-28

    Although the vast majority of studies of transport via molecular-scale heterojunctions have been conducted in the (static) energy domain, experiments are currently beginning to apply time domain approaches to the nanoscale transport problem, combining spatial with temporal resolution. It is thus an opportune time for theory to develop models to explore both new phenomena in, and new potential applications of, time-domain, coherently driven molecular electronics. In this work, we study the interaction of a molecular phonon with an electronic wavepacket transmitted via a conductance junction within a time-domain model that treats the electron and phonon on equal footing and spans the weak to strong electron-phonon coupling strengths. We explore interference between two coherent energy pathways in the electronic subspace, thus complementing previous studies of coherent phenomena in conduction junctions, where the stationary framework was used to study interference between spatial pathways. Our model provides new insights into phase decoherence and population relaxation within the electronic subspace, which have been conventionally treated by density matrix approaches that often rely on phenomenological parameters. Although the specific case of a transport junction is explored, our results are general, applying also to other instances of coupled electron-phonon systems.

  11. Electron cross-sections and transport in liquids and biomolecules

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    White, Ronald; Casey, M.; Cocks, D.; Konvalov, D.; Brunger, M. J.; Garcia, G.; Petrovic, Z.; McEachran, R.; Buckman, S. J.; de Urquijo, J.

    2016-09-01

    Modelling of electron induced processes in plasma medicine and radiation damage is reliant on accurate self-consistent sets of cross-sections for electrons in tissue. These cross-sections (and associated transport theory) must accurately account not only the electron-biomolecule interactions but also for the soft-condensed nature of tissue. In this presentation, we report on recent swarm experiments for electrons in gaseous water and tetrahydrofuran using the pulsed-Townsend experiment, and the associated development of self-consistent cross-section sets that arise from them. We also report on the necessary modifications to gas-phase cross-sections required to accurately treat electron transport in liquids. These modifications involve the treatment of coherent scattering and screening of the electron interaction potential as well as the development of a new transport theory to accommodate these cross-sections. The accuracy of the ab-initio cross-sections is highlighted through comparison of theory and experiment for electrons in liquid argon and xenon.

  12. Quantum Transport in Solids: Two-Electron Processes.

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    1995-07-01

    The central objective of this research program has been to study theoretically the underlying principles of quantum transport in solids. The area of...research investigated has emphasized the understanding of two electron processes in quantum transport . The problems have been treated analytically to...the extent possible through the use of dynamical localized Wannier functions. These results have been and are being incorporated in a full quantum

  13. Quantum Transport in Solids: Two-Electron Processes.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1995-06-01

    The central objective of this research program has been to study theoretically the underlying principles of quantum transport in solids. The area of...research investigated has emphasized the understanding of two electron processes in quantum transport . The problems have been treated analytically to...the extent possible through the use of dynamical localized Wannier functions. These results have been and are being incorporated in a full quantum

  14. Collective microdynamics and noise suppression in dispersive electron beam transport

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    Gover, Avraham; Dyunin, Egor; Duchovni, Tamir; Nause, Ariel

    2011-12-15

    A general formulation is presented for deep collective interaction micro-dynamics in dispersive e-beam transport. In the regime of transversely coherent interaction, the formulation is applicable to both coherent and random temporal modulation of the electron beam. We demonstrate its use for determining the conditions for suppressing beam current noise below the classical shot-noise level by means of transport through a dispersive section with a small momentum compaction parameter.

  15. Simulation of electron transport in quantum well devices

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    Miller, D. R.; Gullapalli, K. K.; Reddy, V. R.; Neikirk, D. P.

    1992-01-01

    Double barrier resonant tunneling diodes (DBRTD) have received much attention as possible terahertz devices. Despite impressive experimental results, the specifics of the device physics (i.e., how the electrons propagate through the structure) are only qualitatively understood. Therefore, better transport models are warranted if this technology is to mature. In this paper, the Lattice Wigner function is used to explain the important transport issues associated with DBRTD device behavior.

  16. Thermodynamic consequence of the new attribution of bands in the electronic absorption spectrum of electron donor-iodine-solvent systems

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    Abramov, Sergey P.

    1999-06-01

    The subject review pays attention to the peculiarities in behaviour of bands in the electronic absorption spectra of electron donor-iodine-solvent systems, the appearance of which is associated with the intermolecular interaction of molecular iodine with electron donor organic molecules. The new concept of the bands’ attribution to the isomeric equilibrium molecular charge-transfer complexes (CTCs) of CTC-I and CTC-II types is considered. The features of possible phase transitions in the solid state are discussed on the basis of the thermodynamic properties and electronic structures of the CTC-I and CTC-II in electron donor-iodine-solvent systems. The stabilisation of the CTC-II structure with the temperature lowering coincided in many cases with the electrons’ localisation in the solid state structures having charge-transfer bonds.

  17. The absorption of trapped particles by the inner satellites of Jupiter and the radial diffusion coefficient of particle transport

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    Mogro-Campero, A.; Fillius, W.

    1976-01-01

    The process of trapped particle absorption by the inner Jovian satellites is considered in detail taking into account both the particle and satellite motions in a magnetic dipole field which is displaced from the center of the planet and tilted with respect to the planetary rotation axis. An expression is derived for computing the sweeping time at a given satellite, defined as the time required for the satellite to sweep up a given fraction of the trapped particles within its sweeping region. By making use of the sweeping time and the radial diffusion equation of particle transport approximate expressions for the diffusion coefficient are derived. Measurements obtained by Pioneer 10 are then used to obtain estimates of the diffusion coefficient at the orbits of Io and Europa. We find that the diffusion coefficient is a function of energy and magnetic latitude for electrons in the energy range 0.7-14 MeV.

  18. Origin of electronic transport of lithium phthalocyanine iodine crystal

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    Koike, Noritake; Oda, Masato; Shinozuka, Yuzo

    2013-12-04

    The electronic structures of Lithium Phthalocyanine Iodine are investigated using density functional theory. Comparing the band structures of several model crystals, the metallic conductivity of highly doped LiPcI{sub x} can be explained by the band of doped iodine. These results reveal that there is a new mechanism for electronic transport of doped organic semiconductors that the dopant band plays the main role.

  19. Study of Electron Transport and Amplification in Diamond

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    Muller, Erik M.; Ben-Zvi, Ilan

    2013-03-31

    As a successful completion of this award, my group has demonstrated world-leading electron gain from diamond for use in a diamond-amplified photocathode. Also, using high-resolution photoemission measurements we were able to uncover exciting new physics of the electron emission mechanisms from hydrogen terminated diamond. Our work, through the continued support of HEP, has resulted in a greater understanding of the diamond material science, including current limits, charge transport modeling, and spatial uniformity.

  20. Electron transport in EBT in the low collision frequency limit

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    Hastings, D.E.

    1984-06-01

    A variational principle formulation is used to calculate the electron neoclassical transport coefficients in a bumpy torus for the low collisionality regime. The electron radial drift is calculated as a function of the plasma position and the poloidal electric field which is determined self-consistently. A bounce-averaged differential collision operator is used and the results are compared to previous treatments using a BGK operator.

  1. Electron transport in magnetrons by a posteriori Monte Carlo simulations

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    Costin, C.; Minea, T. M.; Popa, G.

    2014-02-01

    Electron transport across magnetic barriers is crucial in all magnetized plasmas. It governs not only the plasma parameters in the volume, but also the fluxes of charged particles towards the electrodes and walls. It is particularly important in high-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) reactors, influencing the quality of the deposited thin films, since this type of discharge is characterized by an increased ionization fraction of the sputtered material. Transport coefficients of electron clouds released both from the cathode and from several locations in the discharge volume are calculated for a HiPIMS discharge with pre-ionization operated in argon at 0.67 Pa and for very short pulses (few µs) using the a posteriori Monte Carlo simulation technique. For this type of discharge electron transport is characterized by strong temporal and spatial dependence. Both drift velocity and diffusion coefficient depend on the releasing position of the electron cloud. They exhibit minimum values at the centre of the race-track for the secondary electrons released from the cathode. The diffusion coefficient of the same electrons increases from 2 to 4 times when the cathode voltage is doubled, in the first 1.5 µs of the pulse. These parameters are discussed with respect to empirical Bohm diffusion.

  2. Water transport in plants: Mechanism of apparent changes in resistance during absorption.

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    Boyer, J S

    1974-09-01

    Leaf water potentials were measured at various rates of water absorption in whole plants and detached leaves of well-watered Helianthus annuus L. The experiments were conducted in the steady state, where changes in leaf hydration did not affect the measurements but both the transpiration and growth components of absorption could be observed. Calculations of the total plant resistance to water transport showed that the resistance at low fluxes was about 30 times the resistance at high fluxes. Most of the change took place in the leaves, since similar changes could be demonstrated in detached leaves. The roots accounted for little of the change, since they varied in resistance by a factor of only 2.5 as flow varied.To ascertain whether the protoplasts of the leaves varied in resistance by an amount which could account for the change in resistance to water transport, measurements of rates of water movement in and out of the protoplasm were made when gradients in water potential between the protoplasts and the water source were varied. These showed that water movement did not occur at rates which could account for high rates of transpiration even when large differences in potential drove flow. The high temperature sensitivity of efflux confirmed that the leaf protoplasts limited flow in these experiments. When the edge of the leaf was excised and flow occurred primarily through the vascular system of the leaf, the resistance was much lower than in the protoplasts. It is therefore concluded that the leaf protoplasts represent a high resistance to water transport and that a considerable portion of the water involved in transpiration must bypass them.Calculations based on a model of water transport showed that the protoplast resistance was almost 30 times larger than the resistance of the path leading from the soil to the leaf protoplasts. The decrease in resistance of the leaves with increasing rates of absorption was therefore attributed to a decrease in water movement

  3. Optically generated small electron and hole polarons in nominally undoped and Fe-doped KNbO3 investigated by transient absorption spectroscopy

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    Torbrügge, S.; Imlau, M.; Schoke, B.; Merschjann, C.; Schirmer, O. F.; Vernay, S.; Gross, A.; Wesemann, V.; Rytz, D.

    2008-09-01

    Transient light-induced absorption in nominally undoped and Fe-doped KNbO3 crystals is observed in the visible and infrared spectral ranges after single pulse illumination with λ=532nm . For nominally undoped KNbO3 the decay of the light-induced absorption in a single step can be explained by incoherent hopping transport of optically generated small bound O- hole and small free Nb4+ electron polarons and their mutual recombination. Iron doping causes an additional slow decay component and, remarkably, accelerates the initial decay process. A consistent model for the formation, hopping, and recombination paths of hole and electron polarons is deduced from the experimental data set for both nominally undoped and Fe-doped KNbO3 . The decrease in the polaron hopping-transport length in Fe-doped samples is attributed to the increased number densities of optically generated hole polarons by additional one-quantum excitations.

  4. Disentangling atomic-layer-specific x-ray absorption spectra by Auger electron diffraction spectroscopy

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    Matsui, Fumihiko; Matsushita, Tomohiro; Kato, Yukako; Hashimoto, Mie; Daimon, Hiroshi

    2009-11-01

    In order to investigate the electronic and magnetic structures of each atomic layer at subsurface, we have proposed a new method, Auger electron diffraction spectroscopy, which is the combination of x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and Auger electron diffraction (AED) techniques. We have measured a series of Ni LMM AED patterns of the Ni film grown on Cu(001) surface for various thicknesses. Then we deduced a set of atomic-layer-specific AED patterns in a numerical way. Furthermore, we developed an algorithm to disentangle XANES spectra from different atomic layers using these atomic-layer-specific AED patterns. Surface and subsurface core level shift were determined for each atomic layer.

  5. Potential benefits of triethylamine as n-electron donor in the estimation of forskolin by electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy

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    Raju, Gajula; Ram Reddy, A.

    2016-02-01

    Diterpenoid forskolin was isolated from Coleus forskolii. The electronic absorption and emission studies of forskolin were investigated in various solvents with an aim to improve its detection limits. The two chromophores present in the diterpenoid are not conjugated leading to the poor absorption and emission of UV light. The absorption and fluorescence spectra were solvent specific. In the presence of a monodentate ligand, triethylamine the detection of forskolin is improved by 3.63 times in ethanol with the fluorescence method and 3.36 times in DMSO by the absorption spectral method. The longer wavelength absorption maximum is blue shifted while the lower energy fluorescence maximum is red shifted in the presence of triethylamine. From the wavelength of fluorescence maxima of the exciplex formed between excited forskolin and triethylamine it is concluded that the order of reactivity of hydroxyl groups in the excited state forskolin is in the reverse order to that of the order of the reactivity of hydroxyl groups in its ground state.

  6. Potential benefits of triethylamine as n-electron donor in the estimation of forskolin by electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy.

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    Raju, Gajula; Reddy, A Ram

    2016-02-05

    Diterpenoid forskolin was isolated from Coleus forskolii. The electronic absorption and emission studies of forskolin were investigated in various solvents with an aim to improve its detection limits. The two chromophores present in the diterpenoid are not conjugated leading to the poor absorption and emission of UV light. The absorption and fluorescence spectra were solvent specific. In the presence of a monodentate ligand, triethylamine the detection of forskolin is improved by 3.63 times in ethanol with the fluorescence method and 3.36 times in DMSO by the absorption spectral method. The longer wavelength absorption maximum is blue shifted while the lower energy fluorescence maximum is red shifted in the presence of triethylamine. From the wavelength of fluorescence maxima of the exciplex formed between excited forskolin and triethylamine it is concluded that the order of reactivity of hydroxyl groups in the excited state forskolin is in the reverse order to that of the order of the reactivity of hydroxyl groups in its ground state.

  7. Increasing oral absorption of polar neuraminidase inhibitors: a prodrug transporter approach applied to oseltamivir analogue.

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    Gupta, Deepak; Varghese Gupta, Sheeba; Dahan, Arik; Tsume, Yasuhiro; Hilfinger, John; Lee, Kyung-Dall; Amidon, Gordon L

    2013-02-04

    Poor oral absorption is one of the limiting factors in utilizing the full potential of polar antiviral agents. The neuraminidase target site requires a polar chemical structure for high affinity binding, thus limiting oral efficacy of many high affinity ligands. The aim of this study was to overcome this poor oral absorption barrier, utilizing prodrug to target the apical brush border peptide transporter 1 (PEPT1). Guanidine oseltamivir carboxylate (GOCarb) is a highly active polar antiviral agent with insufficient oral bioavailability (4%) to be an effective therapeutic agent. In this report we utilize a carrier-mediated targeted prodrug approach to improve the oral absorption of GOCarb. Acyloxy(alkyl) ester based amino acid linked prodrugs were synthesized and evaluated as potential substrates of mucosal transporters, e.g., PEPT1. Prodrugs were also evaluated for their chemical and enzymatic stability. PEPT1 transport studies included [(3)H]Gly-Sar uptake inhibition in Caco-2 cells and cellular uptake experiments using HeLa cells overexpressing PEPT1. The intestinal membrane permeabilities of the selected prodrugs and the parent drug were then evaluated for epithelial cell transport across Caco-2 monolayers, and in the in situ rat intestinal jejunal perfusion model. Prodrugs exhibited a pH dependent stability with higher stability at acidic pHs. Significant inhibition of uptake (IC(50) <1 mM) was observed for l-valyl and l-isoleucyl amino acid prodrugs in competition experiments with [(3)H]Gly-Sar, indicating a 3-6 times higher affinity for PEPT1 compared to valacyclovir, a well-known PEPT1 substrate and >30-fold increase in affinity compared to GOCarb. The l-valyl prodrug exhibited significant enhancement of uptake in PEPT1/HeLa cells and compared favorably with the well-absorbed valacyclovir. Transepithelial permeability across Caco-2 monolayers showed that these amino acid prodrugs have a 2-5-fold increase in permeability as compared to the parent drug and

  8. Dual Mechanisms of Ion Absorption in Relation to Long Distance Transport in Plants

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    Luttge, Ulrich; Laties, George G.

    1966-01-01

    The characteristics of ion transport to the shoots of young corn seedlings were studied with respect to the nature of the isotherm through a wide concentration range, the competitive influence of closely related ions upon the transport of a given ion, and the influence of the counter-ion. Both with respect to 36Cl and 86Rb transport, the characteristics of the process in every way resemble uptake by non-vacuolate root tips wherein the plasma membrane is the only membrane involved in absorption, and where system 1 — of the 2 systems which can be shown to participate in absorption by vacuolate tissue — is the only system operative. Net ion uptake by the roots per se was shown to display both the high affinity (system 1) and low affinity (system 2) mechanisms. It is concluded that the symplastic theory of ion movement to the xylem is valid, and that the contention that system 1 operates at the plasma membrane while system 2 functions at the tonoplast is strengthened. PMID:16656435

  9. Electron mobility and free-carrier absorption in GaAs - Determination of the compensation ratio

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    Walukiewicz, W.; Lagowski, L.; Jastrzebski, L.; Lichtensteiger, M.; Gatos, H. C.

    1979-01-01

    Theoretical calculations of electron mobility and free-carrier absorption in n-type GaAs at room temperature were carried out taking into consideration all major scattering processes. It was found that satisfactory agreement between theoretical and experimental results on free-carrier absorption is obtained only when the effect of compensation is quantitatively taken into account. In conjunction with experimental studies it is shown that the electron mobility (for n greater than 10 to the 15th per cu cm) and free-carrier absorption (for n greater than 10 to the 16th per cu cm) are sufficiently sensitive to the ionized impurity concentration to provide a reliable means for determining the compensation ratio. Convenient procedures are presented for the determination of the compensation ratio from the free-carrier absorption coefficient and from the computed values of room-temperature electron mobility. Values of the compensation ratio obtained by these two procedures are in good agreement provided the carrier-concentration variations in the material are not appreciably greater than 10%.

  10. Microhydration effects on geometric properties and electronic absorption spectra of ortho-aminobenzoic acid.

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    Olivier, Danilo da Silva; Ito, Amando Siuiti; Galembeck, Sergio Emanuel

    2015-08-05

    TD-DFT and a combination of polarized continuum model (PCM) and microhydration methods helped to simulate the optical electronic absorption spectrum of ortho-aminobenzoic acid (o-Abz). The microhydration method involved the use of different numbers, from 1 to 5, of first solvation layer water molecules. We examined how implicit and explicit water affected the energies of the HOMO-LUMO transition in the o-Abz/water systems. Adding until five water molecules, the theoretical spectrum becomes closer to the experimental data. Microhydration combined with the PCM method leads to agreement between the theoretical result for five water molecules and the experimentally measured absorption bands.

  11. Molecular modeling of inelastic electron transport in molecular junctions

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    Jiang, Jun; Kula, Mathias; Luo, Yi

    2008-09-01

    A quantum chemical approach for the modeling of inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of molecular junctions based on scattering theory is presented. Within a harmonic approximation, the proposed method allows us to calculate the electron-vibration coupling strength analytically, which makes it applicable to many different systems. The calculated inelastic electron transport spectra are often in very good agreement with their experimental counterparts, allowing the revelation of detailed information about molecular conformations inside the junction, molecule-metal contact structures, and intermolecular interaction that is largely inaccessible experimentally.

  12. Transport Experiments on 2D Correlated Electron Physics in Semiconductors

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    Tsui, Daniel

    2014-03-24

    This research project was designed to investigate experimentally the transport properties of the 2D electrons in Si and GaAs, two prototype semiconductors, in several new physical regimes that were previously inaccessible to experiments. The research focused on the strongly correlated electron physics in the dilute density limit, where the electron potential energy to kinetic energy ratio rs>>1, and on the fractional quantum Hall effect related physics in nuclear demagnetization refrigerator temperature range on samples with new levels of purity and controlled random disorder.

  13. ELECTRONIC AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF THERMOELECTRIC Ru2Si3

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    Singh, David J.; Parker, David

    2013-08-01

    We report calculations of the doping and temperature dependent thermopower of Ru2Si3 based on Boltzmann transport theory and the first principles electronic structure. We find that the performance reported to date can be significantly improved by optimization of the doping level and that ultimately n-type should have higher ZT than p-type.

  14. Requirement for Coenzyme Q in Plasma Membrane Electron Transport

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    Sun, I. L.; Sun, E. E.; Crane, F. L.; Morre, D. J.; Lindgren, A.; Low, H.

    1992-12-01

    Coenzyme Q is required in the electron transport system of rat hepatocyte and human erythrocyte plasma membranes. Extraction of coenzyme Q from the membrane decreases NADH dehydrogenase and NADH:oxygen oxidoreductase activity. Addition of coenzyme Q to the extracted membrane restores the activity. Partial restoration of activity is also found with α-tocopherylquinone, but not with vitamin K_1. Analogs of coenzyme Q inhibit NADH dehydrogenase and oxidase activity and the inhibition is reversed by added coenzyme Q. Ferricyanide reduction by transmembrane electron transport from HeLa cells is inhibited by coenzyme Q analogs and restored with added coenzyme Q10. Reduction of external ferricyanide and diferric transferrin by HeLa cells is accompanied by proton release from the cells. Inhibition of the reduction by coenzyme Q analogs also inhibits the proton release, and coenzyme Q10 restores the proton release activity. Trans-plasma membrane electron transport stimulates growth of serum-deficient cells, and added coenzyme Q10 increases growth of HeLa (human adenocarcinoma) and BALB/3T3 (mouse fibroblast) cells. The evidence is consistent with a function for coenzyme Q in a trans-plasma membrane electron transport system which influences cell growth.

  15. Investigation of electron beam transport in a helical undulator

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    Jeong, Y.U.; Lee, B.C.; Kim, S.K.

    1995-12-31

    Lossless transport of electrons through the undulator is essential for CW operation of the FELs driven by recirculating electrostatic accelerators. We calculate the transport ratio of an electron beam in a helical undulator by using a 3-D simulation code and compare the results with the experimental results. The energy and the current of the electron beam are 400 keV and 2 A, respectively. The 3-D distribution of the magnetic field of a practical permanent-magnet helical undulator is measured and is used in the calculations. The major parameters of the undutlator are : period = 32 mm, number of periods = 20, number of periods in adiabatic region = 3.5, magnetic field strength = 1.3 kG. The transport ratio is very sensitive to the injection condition of the electron beam such as the emittance, the diameter, the divergence, etc.. The injection motion is varied in the experiments by changing the e-gun voltage or the field strength of the focusing magnet located at the entrance of the undulator. It is confirmed experimentally and with simulations that most of the beam loss occurs at the adiabatic region of the undulator regardless of the length of the adiabatic region The effect of axial guiding magnetic field on the beam finish is investigated. According to the simulations, the increase of the strength of axial magnetic field from 0 to 1 kG results in the increase of the transport ratio from 15 % to 95%.

  16. Electronic transport in gadolinium atomic-size contacts

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    Olivera, B.; Salgado, C.; Lado, J. L.; Karimi, A.; Henkel, V.; Scheer, E.; Fernández-Rossier, J.; Palacios, J. J.; Untiedt, C.

    2017-02-01

    We report on the fabrication, transport measurements, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations of atomic-size contacts made of gadolinium (Gd). Gd is known to have local moments mainly associated with f electrons. These coexist with itinerant s and d bands that account for its metallic character. Here we explore whether and how the local moments influence electronic transport properties at the atomic scale. Using both scanning tunneling microscope and lithographic mechanically controllable break junction techniques under cryogenic conditions, we study the conductance of Gd when only few atoms form the junction between bulk electrodes made of the very same material. Thousands of measurements show that Gd has an average lowest conductance, attributed to single-atom contact, below 2/e2 h . Our DFT calculations for monostrand chains anticipate that the f bands are fully spin polarized and insulating and that the conduction may be dominated by s , p , and d bands. We also analyze the electronic transport for model nanocontacts using the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism in combination with DFT. We obtain an overall good agreement with the experimental results for zero bias and show that the contribution to the electronic transport from the f channels is negligible and that from the d channels is marginal.

  17. Waiting time distribution for electron transport in a molecular junction with electron-vibration interaction

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    Kosov, Daniel S.

    2017-02-01

    On the elementary level, electronic current consists of individual electron tunnelling events that are separated by random time intervals. The waiting time distribution is a probability to observe the electron transfer in the detector electrode at time t +τ given that an electron was detected in the same electrode at an earlier time t. We study waiting time distribution for quantum transport in a vibrating molecular junction. By treating the electron-vibration interaction exactly and molecule-electrode coupling perturbatively, we obtain the master equation and compute the distribution of waiting times for electron transport. The details of waiting time distributions are used to elucidate microscopic mechanism of electron transport and the role of electron-vibration interactions. We find that as nonequilibrium develops in the molecular junction, the skewness and dispersion of the waiting time distribution experience stepwise drops with the increase of the electric current. These steps are associated with the excitations of vibrational states by tunnelling electrons. In the strong electron-vibration coupling regime, the dispersion decrease dominates over all other changes in the waiting time distribution as the molecular junction departs far away from the equilibrium.

  18. Loss of anion transport without increased sodium absorption characterizes newborn porcine cystic fibrosis airway epithelia

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    Chen, Jeng-Haur; Stoltz, David A.; Karp, Philip H.; Ernst, Sarah E.; Pezzulo, Alejandro A.; Moninger, Thomas O.; Rector, Michael V.; Reznikov, Leah R.; Launspach, Janice L.; Chaloner, Kathryn; Zabner, Joseph; Welsh, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    SUMMARY Defective transepithelial electrolyte transport is thought to initiate cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease. Yet, how loss of CFTR affects electrolyte transport remains uncertain. CFTR−/− pigs spontaneously develop lung disease resembling human CF. At birth, their airways exhibit a bacterial host defense defect, but are not inflamed. Therefore, we studied ion transport in newborn nasal and tracheal/bronchial epithelia in tissue, cultures, and in vivo. CFTR−/− epithelia showed markedly reduced Cl− and HCO3− transport. However, in contrast to a widely held view, lack of CFTR did not increase transepithelial Na+ or liquid absorption or reduce periciliary liquid depth. Like human CF, CFTR−/− pigs showed increased amiloride-sensitive voltage and current, but lack of apical Cl− conductance caused the change, not increased Na+ transport. These results indicate that CFTR provides the predominant transcellular pathway for Cl− and HCO3− in porcine airway epithelia, and reduced anion permeability may initiate CF airway disease. PMID:21145458

  19. Photosynthetic electron transport and specific photoprotective responses in wheat leaves under drought stress.

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    Zivcak, Marek; Brestic, Marian; Balatova, Zuzana; Drevenakova, Petra; Olsovska, Katarina; Kalaji, Hazem M; Yang, Xinghong; Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I

    2013-11-01

    The photosynthetic responses of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) leaves to different levels of drought stress were analyzed in potted plants cultivated in growth chamber under moderate light. Low-to-medium drought stress was induced by limiting irrigation, maintaining 20 % of soil water holding capacity for 14 days followed by 3 days without water supply to induce severe stress. Measurements of CO2 exchange and photosystem II (PSII) yield (by chlorophyll fluorescence) were followed by simultaneous measurements of yield of PSI (by P700 absorbance changes) and that of PSII. Drought stress gradually decreased PSII electron transport, but the capacity for nonphotochemical quenching increased more slowly until there was a large decrease in leaf relative water content (where the photosynthetic rate had decreased by half or more). We identified a substantial part of PSII electron transport, which was not used by carbon assimilation or by photorespiration, which clearly indicates activities of alternative electron sinks. Decreasing the fraction of light absorbed by PSII and increasing the fraction absorbed by PSI with increasing drought stress (rather than assuming equal absorption by the two photosystems) support a proposed function of PSI cyclic electron flow to generate a proton-motive force to activate nonphotochemical dissipation of energy, and it is consistent with the observed accumulation of oxidized P700 which causes a decrease in PSI electron acceptors. Our results support the roles of alternative electron sinks (either from PSII or PSI) and cyclic electron flow in photoprotection of PSII and PSI in drought stress conditions. In future studies on plant stress, analyses of the partitioning of absorbed energy between photosystems are needed for interpreting flux through linear electron flow, PSI cyclic electron flow, along with alternative electron sinks.

  20. Energy-filtered Electron Transport Structures for Low-power Low-noise 2-D Electronics

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    Pan, Xuan; Qiu, Wanzhi; Skafidas, Efstratios

    2016-01-01

    In addition to cryogenic techniques, energy filtering has the potential to achieve high-performance low-noise 2-D electronic systems. Assemblies based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have been demonstrated to exhibit interesting transport properties, including resonant tunnelling. In this paper, we investigate GQDs based structures with the goal of producing energy filters for next generation lower-power lower-noise 2-D electronic systems. We evaluate the electron transport properties of the proposed GQD device structures to demonstrate electron energy filtering and the ability to control the position and magnitude of the energy passband by appropriate device dimensioning. We also show that the signal-to-thermal noise ratio performance of the proposed nanoscale device can be modified according to device geometry. The tunability of two-dimensional GQD structures indicates a promising route for the design of electron energy filters to produce low-power and low-noise electronics. PMID:27796343

  1. Energy-filtered Electron Transport Structures for Low-power Low-noise 2-D Electronics.

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    Pan, Xuan; Qiu, Wanzhi; Skafidas, Efstratios

    2016-10-31

    In addition to cryogenic techniques, energy filtering has the potential to achieve high-performance low-noise 2-D electronic systems. Assemblies based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have been demonstrated to exhibit interesting transport properties, including resonant tunnelling. In this paper, we investigate GQDs based structures with the goal of producing energy filters for next generation lower-power lower-noise 2-D electronic systems. We evaluate the electron transport properties of the proposed GQD device structures to demonstrate electron energy filtering and the ability to control the position and magnitude of the energy passband by appropriate device dimensioning. We also show that the signal-to-thermal noise ratio performance of the proposed nanoscale device can be modified according to device geometry. The tunability of two-dimensional GQD structures indicates a promising route for the design of electron energy filters to produce low-power and low-noise electronics.

  2. Energy-filtered Electron Transport Structures for Low-power Low-noise 2-D Electronics

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    Pan, Xuan; Qiu, Wanzhi; Skafidas, Efstratios

    2016-10-01

    In addition to cryogenic techniques, energy filtering has the potential to achieve high-performance low-noise 2-D electronic systems. Assemblies based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have been demonstrated to exhibit interesting transport properties, including resonant tunnelling. In this paper, we investigate GQDs based structures with the goal of producing energy filters for next generation lower-power lower-noise 2-D electronic systems. We evaluate the electron transport properties of the proposed GQD device structures to demonstrate electron energy filtering and the ability to control the position and magnitude of the energy passband by appropriate device dimensioning. We also show that the signal-to-thermal noise ratio performance of the proposed nanoscale device can be modified according to device geometry. The tunability of two-dimensional GQD structures indicates a promising route for the design of electron energy filters to produce low-power and low-noise electronics.

  3. Crystallization of germanium-carbon alloys -- Structure and electronic transport

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    John, T.M.; Blaesing, J.; Veit, P.; Druesedau, T.

    1997-07-01

    Amorphous Ge{sub 1{minus}x}C{sub x} alloys were deposited by rf-magnetron sputtering from a germanium target in methane-argon atmosphere. Structural investigations were performed by means of wide and small angle X-ray scattering, X-ray reflectometry and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy. The electronic transport properties were characterized using Hall-measurements and temperature depended conductivity. The results of X-ray techniques together with the electron microscopy clearly prove the existence of a segregation of the electronic conductivity in the as-prepared films follows the Mott' T{sup {minus}1/4} law, indicating transport by a hopping process. After annealing at 870 K, samples with x {le} 0.4 show crystallization of the Ge-clusters with a crystallite size being a function of x. After Ge-crystallization, the conductivity increases by 4 to 5 orders of magnitude. Above room temperature, electronic transport is determined by a thermally activated process. For lower temperatures, the {sigma}(T) curves show a behavior which is determined by the crystallite size and the free carrier concentration, both depending on the carbon content.

  4. Resonance Raman and temperature-dependent electronic absorption spectra of cavity and noncavity models of the hydrated electron

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    Casey, Jennifer R.; Larsen, Ross E.; Schwartz, Benjamin J.

    2013-01-01

    Most of what is known about the structure of the hydrated electron comes from mixed quantum/classical simulations, which depend on the pseudopotential that couples the quantum electron to the classical water molecules. These potentials usually are highly repulsive, producing cavity-bound hydrated electrons that break the local water H-bonding structure. However, we recently developed a more attractive potential, which produces a hydrated electron that encompasses a region of enhanced water density. Both our noncavity and the various cavity models predict similar experimental observables. In this paper, we work to distinguish between these models by studying both the temperature dependence of the optical absorption spectrum, which provides insight into the balance of the attractive and repulsive terms in the potential, and the resonance Raman spectrum, which provides a direct measure of the local H-bonding environment near the electron. We find that only our noncavity model can capture the experimental red shift of the hydrated electron’s absorption spectrum with increasing temperature at constant density. Cavity models of the hydrated electron predict a solvation structure similar to that of the larger aqueous halides, leading to a Raman O–H stretching band that is blue-shifted and narrower than that of bulk water. In contrast, experiments show the hydrated electron has a broader and red-shifted O–H stretching band compared with bulk water, a feature recovered by our noncavity model. We conclude that although our noncavity model does not provide perfect quantitative agreement with experiment, the hydrated electron must have a significant degree of noncavity character. PMID:23382233

  5. Stopping and transport of fast electrons in superdense matter

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    Okabayashi, A.; Habara, H.; Yabuuchi, T.; Iwawaki, T.; Tanaka, K. A.

    2013-08-15

    Studied is the stopping and transport of relativistic fast electrons in the vicinity of compressed dense plasma core relevant to fast ignition. Electromagnetic cascade Monte-Carlo is coupled to 2D-PIC simulation. The 2D PIC simulates input electron energy spectrum and angular dependence. The electron energy distributions after passing through the plasma core are calculated at different viewing angles, which well agree with the experiment below several MeV energy range. The implications of calculated results as to collisional damping on several MeV electrons are discussed with the theory based on the stopping power model. The spatial distribution of plasma temperature is also estimated via deposited energy by fast electrons, showing the strong heating at the core surface.

  6. Electron transport mechanisms in polymer-carbon sphere composites

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    Nieves, Cesar A.; Ramos, Idalia; Pinto, Nicholas J.; Zimbovskaya, Natalya A.

    2016-07-01

    A set of uniform carbon microspheres (CSs) whose diameters have the order of 0.125 μm to 10 μm was prepared from aqueous sucrose solution by means of hydrothermal carbonization of sugar molecules. A pressed pellet was composed by mixing CSs with polyethylene oxide (PEO). Electrical characterization of the pellet was carried out showing Ohmic current-voltage characteristics and temperature-dependent conductivity in the range of 80 K electron transport. It was shown that thermally induced electron tunneling between adjacent spheres may take on an important part in the electron transport through the CS/PEO composites.

  7. Experimental observation of microwave absorption and electron heating due to the two plasmon decay instability and resonance absorption

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    Rasmussen, D.A.

    1981-01-01

    The interaction of intense microwaves with an inhomogeneous plasma is studied in two experimental devices. In the first device an investigation was made of microwave absorption and electron heating due to the parametric decay of microwaves into electron plasma waves (Two Plasmon Decay instability, TPDI), modeling a process which can occur near the quarter critical surface in laser driven pellets. P-polarized microwave (f = 1.2 GHz, P/sub 0/ less than or equal to 12 kW) are applied to an essentially collisionless, inhomogeneous plasma, in an oversized waveguide, in the U.C. Davis Prometheus III device. The initial density scale length near the quarter critical surface is quite long (L/lambda/sub De/ approx. = 3000 or k/sub 0/L approx. = 15). The observed threshold power for the TPDI is quite low (P/sub T/approx. = 0.1 kW or v/sub os//v/sub e/ approx. = 0.1). Near the threshold the decay waves only occur near the quarter critical surface. As the incident power is increased above threshold, the decay waves spread to lower densities, and for P/sub 0/ greater than or equal to lkW, (v/sub os//v/sub e/ greater than or equal to 0.3) suprathermal electron heating is strong for high powers (T/sub H/ less than or equal to 12 T/sub e/ for P/sub 0/ less than or equal to 8 kW or v/sub os//v/sub e/ less than or equal to 0.9).

  8. Nonlinear absorption of surface plasmons and emission of electrons from metallic targets

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    Singh, D. B.; Kumar, Gagan; Tripathi, V. K.

    2007-10-15

    A large-amplitude surface plasma wave (SPW) over a metal-vacuum interface Ohmically heats the electrons and undergoes nonlinear absorption. The attenuation rate increases with the local SPW amplitude. The enhanced electron temperature leads to stronger thermionic emission of electrons. At typical Nd:glass laser intensity I{sub L}=7 GW/cm{sup 2}, if one takes the amplitude of the SPW to be {approx_equal}6 times the amplitude of the laser, one obtains the thermionic electron emission current density J=200 A/cm{sup 2}. However, the emission current density decreases with propagation distance at a much faster rate than the SPW amplitude and electron temperature.

  9. Excitonic emission and absorption resonances in V0.25W0.75Se2 single crystals grown by direct vapour transport technique

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    Solanki, G. K.; Pataniya, Pratik; Sumesh, C. K.; Patel, K. D.; Pathak, V. M.

    2016-05-01

    A systematic study on emission and absorption spectra of vanadium mixed tungsten diselenide single crystals grown by direct vapour transport (DVT) technique is reported. The grown crystals were characterized by energy dispersive analysis of X-ray (EDAX), which gives the confirmation about the stoichiometry. The structural characterizations were accomplished by X-ray diffraction (XRD), surface morphology and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). These characterizations were indicating the growth of V0.25W0.75Se2 single crystal from vapour phase. The optical response of this material has been observed by combination of UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy and photo luminescence (PL) spectroscopy. A detailed study of excitonic emission and absorption resonances was carried out on grown crystals. The energy band gap was calculated for indirect allowed transition with absorbed and emitted phonon. Additionally, absorption tail for grown crystal is found to obey the Urbach's rule.

  10. Collisionless absorption, hot electron generation, and energy scaling in intense laser-target interaction

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    Liseykina, T.; Mulser, P.; Murakami, M.

    2015-03-15

    Among the various attempts to understand collisionless absorption of intense and superintense ultrashort laser pulses, a whole variety of models and hypotheses has been invented to describe the laser beam target interaction. In terms of basic physics, collisionless absorption is understood now as the interplay of the oscillating laser field with the space charge field produced by it in the plasma. A first approach to this idea is realized in Brunel's model the essence of which consists in the formation of an oscillating charge cloud in the vacuum in front of the target, therefore frequently addressed by the vague term “vacuum heating.” The investigation of statistical ensembles of orbits shows that the absorption process is localized at the ion-vacuum interface and in the skin layer: Single electrons enter into resonance with the laser field thereby undergoing a phase shift which causes orbit crossing and braking of Brunel's laminar flow. This anharmonic resonance acts like an attractor for the electrons and leads to the formation of a Maxwellian tail in the electron energy spectrum. Most remarkable results of our investigations are the Brunel like spectral hot electron distribution at the relativistic threshold, the minimum of absorption at Iλ{sup 2}≅(0.3−1.2)×10{sup 21} Wcm{sup −2}μm{sup 2} in the plasma target with the electron density of n{sub e}λ{sup 2}∼10{sup 23}cm{sup −3}μm{sup 2}, the drastic reduction of the number of hot electrons in this domain and their reappearance in the highly relativistic domain, and strong coupling, beyond expectation, of the fast electron jets with the return current through Cherenkov emission of plasmons. The hot electron energy scaling shows a strong dependence on intensity in the moderately relativistic domain Iλ{sup 2}≅(10{sup 18}−10{sup 20}) Wcm{sup −2}μm{sup 2}, a scaling in vague accordance with current published estimates in the range Iλ{sup 2}≅(0.14−3.5)×10{sup 21} Wcm{sup −2}

  11. Collisionless absorption, hot electron generation, and energy scaling in intense laser-target interaction

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    Liseykina, T.; Mulser, P.; Murakami, M.

    2015-03-01

    Among the various attempts to understand collisionless absorption of intense and superintense ultrashort laser pulses, a whole variety of models and hypotheses has been invented to describe the laser beam target interaction. In terms of basic physics, collisionless absorption is understood now as the interplay of the oscillating laser field with the space charge field produced by it in the plasma. A first approach to this idea is realized in Brunel's model the essence of which consists in the formation of an oscillating charge cloud in the vacuum in front of the target, therefore frequently addressed by the vague term "vacuum heating." The investigation of statistical ensembles of orbits shows that the absorption process is localized at the ion-vacuum interface and in the skin layer: Single electrons enter into resonance with the laser field thereby undergoing a phase shift which causes orbit crossing and braking of Brunel's laminar flow. This anharmonic resonance acts like an attractor for the electrons and leads to the formation of a Maxwellian tail in the electron energy spectrum. Most remarkable results of our investigations are the Brunel like spectral hot electron distribution at the relativistic threshold, the minimum of absorption at I λ 2 ≅ ( 0.3 - 1.2 ) × 10 21 Wcm - 2 μ m 2 in the plasma target with the electron density of n e λ 2 ˜ 10 23 cm - 3 μ m 2 , the drastic reduction of the number of hot electrons in this domain and their reappearance in the highly relativistic domain, and strong coupling, beyond expectation, of the fast electron jets with the return current through Cherenkov emission of plasmons. The hot electron energy scaling shows a strong dependence on intensity in the moderately relativistic domain I λ 2 ≅ ( 10 18 - 10 20 ) Wcm - 2 μ m 2 , a scaling in vague accordance with current published estimates in the range I λ 2 ≅ ( 0.14 - 3.5 ) × 10 21 Wcm - 2 μ m 2 , and again a distinct power increase beyond I = 3.5 × 10 21 Wcm

  12. Electronic Band Structure and Sub-band-gap Absorption of Nitrogen Hyperdoped Silicon.

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    Zhu, Zhen; Shao, Hezhu; Dong, Xiao; Li, Ning; Ning, Bo-Yuan; Ning, Xi-Jing; Zhao, Li; Zhuang, Jun

    2015-05-27

    We investigated the atomic geometry, electronic band structure, and optical absorption of nitrogen hyperdoped silicon based on first-principles calculations. The results show that all the paired nitrogen defects we studied do not introduce intermediate band, while most of single nitrogen defects can introduce intermediate band in the gap. Considering the stability of the single defects and the rapid resolidification following the laser melting process in our sample preparation method, we conclude that the substitutional nitrogen defect, whose fraction was tiny and could be neglected before, should have considerable fraction in the hyperdoped silicon and results in the visible sub-band-gap absorption as observed in the experiment. Furthermore, our calculations show that the substitutional nitrogen defect has good stability, which could be one of the reasons why the sub-band-gap absorptance remains almost unchanged after annealing.

  13. Ultrafast electron transport in graphene and magnetic nanostructures

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    Turchinovich, Dmitry

    2016-03-01

    Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy is an ideal tool for observation of dynamics of charge, lattice and spin in solids on the most elementary timescale: in the regime ωτ ~ 1, where ω is the electromagnetic wave oscillation frequency, and τ is the characteristic timescale at which the fundamental phenomena in the three subsystems comprising the solid occur. In this paper two case studies will be discussed. (i) Ultrafast electron transport in graphene. We will show, that the free-carrier conductivity of graphene in arbitrary ultrafast, (sub-)picosecond electric fields is defined by the thermodynamic balance maintained within the electronic structure of graphene acting as thermalized electron gas. Within this simple thermodynamic picture, the electron gas quasi-instantaneously increases its temperature by absorbing the energy of driving ultrafast electric field, and at the same time cools down via a time-retarded, few picosecond-long process of phonon emission. The asymmetry in electron heating and cooling dynamics leads to heat accumulation in the electron population of graphene, concomitantly lowering the chemical potential for hotter electrons, and thereby reducing the intraband conductivity of graphene - an effect crucially important for understanding of ultrafast graphene transistors and photodetectors. (ii) We will also discuss the fundamental observation of spin-controlled electron conduction of Fermilevel electrons in ferromagnetic metals, and will directly quantify the Mott picture of conduction in ferromagnets - the effect directly employed in modern magnetic sensor technologies such as giant magnetoresistance.

  14. Electrochromic absorbance changes of photosynthetic pigments in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. I. Stimulation by secondary electron transport at low temperature.

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    de Grooth, B G; Amesz, J

    1977-11-17

    Light-induced absorbance changes were measured at temperatures between --30 and --55 degrees C in chromatophores of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Absorbance changes due to photooxidation of reaction center bacteriochlorophyll (P-870) were accompanied by a red shift of the absorption bands of a carotenoid. The red shift was inhibited by gramicidin D. The kinetics of P-870 indicated electron transport from the "primary" to a secondary electron acceptor. This electron transport was slowed down by lowering the temperature or increasing the pH of the suspension. Electron transport from soluble cytochrome c to P-870+ occurred in less purified chromatophore preparations. This electron transport was accompanied by a relatively large increase of the carotenoid absorbance change. This agrees with the hypothesis that P-870 is located inside the membrane, so that an additional membrane potential is generated upon transfer of an electron from cytochrome to P-870+. A strong stimulation of the carotenoid changes (more than 10-fold in some experiments) and pronounced band shifts of bacteriochlorophyll B-850 were observed upon illumination in the presence of artifical donor-acceptor systems. Reduced N-methylphenazonium methosulphate (PMS) and N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylene-diamine (TMPD) were fairly efficient donors, whereas endogenous ubiquinone and oxidized PMS acted as secondary acceptor. These results indicate the generation of large membrane potentials at low temperature, caused by sustained electron transport across the chromatophore membrane. The artificial probe, merocyanine MC-V did not show electrochromic band shifts at low temperature.

  15. Mapping of the photoinduced electron traps in TiO₂ by picosecond X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

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    Rittmann-Frank, M Hannelore; Milne, Chris J; Rittmann, Jochen; Reinhard, Marco; Penfold, Thomas J; Chergui, Majed

    2014-06-02

    Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most popular material for applications in solar-energy conversion and photocatalysis, both of which rely on the creation, transport, and trapping of charges (holes and electrons). The nature and lifetime of electron traps at room temperature have so far not been elucidated. Herein, we use picosecond X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the Ti K-edge and the Ru L3-edge to address this issue for photoexcited bare and N719-dye-sensitized anatase and amorphous TiO2 nanoparticles. Our results show that 100 ps after photoexcitation, the electrons are trapped deep in the defect-rich surface shell in the case of anatase TiO2, whereas they are inside the bulk in the case of amorphous TiO2. In the case of dye-sensitized anatase or amorphous TiO2, the electrons are trapped at the outer surface. Only two traps were identified in all cases, with lifetimes in the range of nanoseconds to tens of nanoseconds.

  16. Vibronic coupling effect on the electron transport through molecules

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    Tsukada, Masaru; Mitsutake, Kunihiro

    2007-03-01

    Electron transport through molecular bridges or molecular layers connected to nano-electrodes is determined by the combination of coherent and dissipative processes, controlled by the electron-vibron coupling, transfer integrals between the molecular orbitals, applied electric field and temperature. We propose a novel theoretical approach, which combines ab initio molecular orbital method with analytical many-boson model. As a case study, the long chain model of the thiophene oligomer is solved by a variation approach. Mixed states of moderately extended molecular orbital states mediated and localised by dress of vibron cloud are found as eigen-states. All the excited states accompanied by multiple quanta of vibration can be solved, and the overall carrier transport properties including the conductance, mobility, dissipation spectra are analyzed by solving the master equation with the transition rates estimated by the golden rule. We clarify obtained in a uniform systematic way, how the transport mode changes from a dominantly coherent transport to the dissipative hopping transport.

  17. Current Issues in Electron and Positron Transport Theory

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    Robson, Robert

    2007-10-01

    In this paper we review the current status of transport theory for low energy electrons or positrons in gases, in the context of both kinetic theory and fluid modelling. In particular, we focus on the following issues: (i) Muliterm vs two-term representation of the velocity distribution function in solution of Boltzmann's equation; (ii) the effect of non-conservative collisions (attachment, ionization, positron annihilation) on transport properties; (iii) the enduring electron- hydrogen vibrational cross section controversy and possible implications for the Boltzmann equation itself; (iv) closure of the fluid equations and the heat flux ansatz; and (v) correct use of swarm transport coefficients in fluid modelling of low temperature plasmas. Both hydrodynamic and non-hydrodynamic examples will be given, with attention focussed on the Franck-Hertz experiment, particularly the ``window'' of fields in which oscillations of transport properties are produced, and the way in which electric and magnetic fields combine to affect transport properties. In collaboration with co-authors Z. LJ. Petrovi'c, Institute of Physics Belgrade, and R.D. White, James Cook University.

  18. On the dissociation of nitrogen by electron impact and by EUV photo-absorption. [in aurorqs

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    Zipf, E. C.; Mclaughlin, R. W.

    1978-01-01

    The dissociation of N2 by electron impact and by absorption of EUV photons was studied experimentally. It was shown that most of the N2 molecules excited to singlet states in the 12.5-14.86 eV range are depopulated by predissociation and not by the emission of EUV photons and that this is the principal mechanism by which N2 is dissociated by solar EUV absorption and by electron impact. The experiments provide a physical explanation for the near absence of N2 band radiation in airglow and auroral EUV spectra, and rule out the excitation of EUV radiation as a major factor in the overall energy economy of an auroral substorm.

  19. Imaging electronic trap states in perovskite thin films with combined fluorescence and femtosecond transient absorption microscopy

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    Xiao, Kai; Ma, Ying -Zhong; Simpson, Mary Jane; ...

    2016-04-22

    Charge carrier trapping degrades the performance of organometallic halide perovskite solar cells. To characterize the locations of electronic trap states in a heterogeneous photoactive layer, a spatially resolved approach is essential. Here, we report a comparative study on methylammonium lead tri-iodide perovskite thin films subject to different thermal annealing times using a combined photoluminescence (PL) and femtosecond transient absorption microscopy (TAM) approach to spatially map trap states. This approach coregisters the initially populated electronic excited states with the regions that recombine radiatively. Although the TAM images are relatively homogeneous for both samples, the corresponding PL images are highly structured. Themore » remarkable variation in the PL intensities as compared to transient absorption signal amplitude suggests spatially dependent PL quantum efficiency, indicative of trapping events. Furthermore, detailed analysis enables identification of two trapping regimes: a densely packed trapping region and a sparse trapping area that appear as unique spatial features in scaled PL maps.« less

  20. Imaging electronic trap states in perovskite thin films with combined fluorescence and femtosecond transient absorption microscopy

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    Xiao, Kai; Ma, Ying -Zhong; Simpson, Mary Jane; Doughty, Benjamin; Yang, Bin

    2016-04-22

    Charge carrier trapping degrades the performance of organometallic halide perovskite solar cells. To characterize the locations of electronic trap states in a heterogeneous photoactive layer, a spatially resolved approach is essential. Here, we report a comparative study on methylammonium lead tri-iodide perovskite thin films subject to different thermal annealing times using a combined photoluminescence (PL) and femtosecond transient absorption microscopy (TAM) approach to spatially map trap states. This approach coregisters the initially populated electronic excited states with the regions that recombine radiatively. Although the TAM images are relatively homogeneous for both samples, the corresponding PL images are highly structured. The remarkable variation in the PL intensities as compared to transient absorption signal amplitude suggests spatially dependent PL quantum efficiency, indicative of trapping events. Furthermore, detailed analysis enables identification of two trapping regimes: a densely packed trapping region and a sparse trapping area that appear as unique spatial features in scaled PL maps.

  1. Computational Studies of Drug Release, Transport and Absorption in the Human Intestines

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    Behafarid, Farhad; Brasseur, J. G.; Vijayakumar, G.; Jayaraman, B.; Wang, Y.

    2016-11-01

    Following disintegration of a drug tablet, a cloud of particles 10-200 μm in diameter enters the small intestine where drug molecules are absorbed into the blood. Drug release rate depends on particle size, solubility and hydrodynamic enhancements driven by gut motility. To quantify the interrelationships among dissolution, transport and wall permeability, we apply lattice Boltzmann method to simulate the drug concentration field in the 3D gut released from polydisperse distributions of drug particles in the "fasting" vs. "fed" motility states. Generalized boundary conditions allow for both solubility and gut wall permeability to be systematically varied. We apply a local 'quasi-steady state' approximation for drug dissolution using a mathematical model generalized for hydrodynamic enhancements and heterogeneity in drug release rate. We observe fundamental differences resulting from the interplay among release, transport and absorption in relationship to particle size distribution, luminal volume, motility, solubility and permeability. For example, whereas smaller volume encourages higher bulk concentrations and reduced release rate, it also encourages higher absorption rate, making it difficult to generalize predictions. Supported by FDA.

  2. An analysis of pollutant gas transport and absorption in pulmonary airways

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    Grotberg, J.B.; Sheth, B.V.; Mockros, L.F. )

    1990-05-01

    A mathematical model of ozone absorption, or for any soluble gas that has similar transport properties, is developed for a branching network of liquid-lined cylinders. In particular, we investigate specific flow regimes for finite length tubes where boundary layer phenomena and entrance effects exist in high Reynolds and Peclet (Pe) number airways. The smaller airways which have lower Reynolds and Peclet number flows are modelled by incorporating the detailed analysis found in (10) and modifying it for airways which have alveolated surfaces. We also consider a reacting gas and treat specific regimes where the reaction front is located at the air-liquid interface, within the liquid or at the liquid-tissue interface. Asymptotic methods are used in regions of the tracheobronchial tree where Pe much less than 1 and Pe much greater than 1. In addition, the fact that the radial transport parameter gamma much less than 1 for this toxin, and others such as nitrous oxides, is employed to simplify the analysis. The ozone concentrations, airway absorption and tissue dose are examined as a function of airway generation for several values of the governing parameters. The general result is a maximal dosing in airway generations 17 to 18 that is much larger (up to an order of magnitude) than the predictions of previous theories.

  3. Theoretical descriptions of electron transport through single molecules: Developing design tools for molecular electronic devices

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    Carroll, Natalie R.

    There are vast numbers of organic compounds that could be considered for use in molecular electronics. Hence there is a need for efficient and economical screening tools. Here we develop theoretical methods to describe electron transport through individual molecules, the ultimate goal of which is to establish design tools for molecular electronic devices. To successfully screen a compound for its use as a device component requires a proper representation of the quantum mechanics of electron transmission. In this work we report the development of tools for the description of electron transmission that are: Charge self-consistent, valid in the presence of a finite applied potential field and (in some cases) explicitly time-dependent. In addition, the tools can be extended to any molecular system, including biosystems, because they are free of restrictive parameterizations. Two approaches are explored: (1) correlation of substituent parameter values (sigma), (commonly found in organic chemistry textbooks) to properties associated with electron transport, (2) explicit tracking of the time evolution of the wave function of a nonstationary electron. In (1) we demonstrate that the a correlate strongly with features of the charge migration process, establishing them as useful indicators of electronic properties. In (2) we employ a time-dependent description of electron transport through molecular junctions. To date, the great majority of theoretical treatments of electron transport in molecular junctions have been of the time-independent variety. Time dependence, however, is critical to such properties as switching speeds in binary computer components and alternating current conductance, so we explored methods based on time-dependent quantum mechanics. A molecular junction is modeled as a single molecule sandwiched between two clusters of close-packed metal atoms or other donor and acceptor groups. The time dependence of electron transport is investigated by initially

  4. Transport of the plasma sheet electrons to the geostationary distances

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    Ganushkina, N. Y.; Amariutei, O. A.; Shprits, Y.; Liemohn, M. W.

    2012-12-01

    The transport and acceleration of low energy electrons (10-250 keV) from the plasma sheet to the geostationary orbit were investigated. Two moderate storm events, which occurred on November 6-7, 1997 and June 12-14, 2005, were modeled using the Inner Magnetosphere Particle Transport and Acceleration model (IMPTAM) with the boundary set at 10 RE in the plasma sheet. The output of the IMPTAM model was compared to the observed electron fluxes in four energy ranges measured onboard the LANL spacecraft by the SOPA instrument. It was found that the large-scale convection in combination with substorm-associated impulsive fields are the drivers of the transport of plasma sheet electrons from 10 RE to geostationary orbit at 6.6 RE during storm times. The addition of radial diffusion had no significant influence on the modeled electron fluxes. At the same time, comparison between the modeled electron fluxes and observed ones showed two orders of difference most likely due to inaccuracy of electron boundary conditions and omission of the important loss processes due to wave-particle interactions. This did not allow us to accuractly reproduce the dynamics of 150-225 keV electron fluxes. The choice of the large-scale convection electric field model used in simulations did not significantly influence on the modeled electron fluxes, since there is not much difference between the equipotential contours given by the Volland-Stern and Boyle et al. [1997] models at the distances from 10 to 6.6 RE in the plasma sheet. Using the TS05 model for the background magnetic field instead of the T96 model resulted in larger deviations of the modeled electron fluxes from the observed ones due to specific features of the TS05 model. The increase in the modeled electron fluxes can be as large as three orders of magnitude when substorm-associated electromagnetic fields were taken into account. The obtained model distribution of low energy electron fluxes can be used as an input to the radiation

  5. Transport of the plasma sheet electrons to the geostationary distances

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    Ganushkina, N. Y.; Amariutei, O. A.; Shprits, Y. Y.; Liemohn, M. W.

    2013-01-01

    Abstract<p label="1">The <span class="hlt">transport</span> and acceleration of low-energy <span class="hlt">electrons</span> (50-250 keV) from the plasma sheet to the geostationary orbit were investigated. Two moderate storm events, which occurred on 6-7 November 1997 and 12-14 June 2005, were modeled using the Inner Magnetosphere Particle <span class="hlt">Transport</span> and Acceleration model (IMPTAM) with the boundary set at 10 RE in the plasma sheet. The output of the IMPTAM was compared to the observed <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes in four energy ranges (50-225 keV) measured by the Synchronous Orbit Particle Analyzer instrument onboard the Los Alamos National Laboratory spacecraft. It was found that the large-scale convection in combination with substorm-associated impulsive fields is the drivers of the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of plasma sheet <span class="hlt">electrons</span> from 10 RE to geostationary orbit at 6.6 RE during storm times. The addition of radial diffusion had no significant influence on the modeled <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes. At the same time, the modeled <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes are one (two) order(s) smaller than the observed ones for 50-150 keV (150-225 keV) <span class="hlt">electrons</span>, respectively, most likely due to inaccuracy of <span class="hlt">electron</span> boundary conditions. The loss processes due to wave-particle interactions were not considered. The choice of the large-scale convection electric field model used in simulations did not have a significant influence on the modeled <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes, since there is not much difference between the equipotential contours given by the Volland-Stern and the Boyle et al. (1997) models at distances from 10 to 6.6 RE in the plasma sheet. Using the TS05 model for the background magnetic field instead of the T96 model resulted in larger deviations of the modeled <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes from the observed ones due to specific features of the TS05 model. The increase in the modeled <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes can be as large as two orders of magnitude when substorm-associated electromagnetic fields were taken into account. The obtained model distribution of low-energy <span class="hlt">electron</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/977229','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/977229"><span>Hybrid Simulation of Laser-Plasma Interactions and Fast <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Inhomogeneous Plasma</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cohen, B I; Kemp, A; Divol, L</p> <p>2009-05-27</p> <p>A new framework is introduced for kinetic simulation of laser-plasma interactions in an inhomogenous plasma motivated by the goal of performing integrated kinetic simulations of fast-ignition laser fusion. The algorithm addresses the propagation and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of an intense electromagnetic wave in an ionized plasma leading to the generation and <span class="hlt">transport</span> of an energetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> component. The energetic <span class="hlt">electrons</span> propagate farther into the plasma to much higher densities where Coulomb collisions become important. The high-density plasma supports an energetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> current, return currents, self-consistent electric fields associated with maintaining quasi-neutrality, and self-consistent magnetic fields due to the currents. Collisions of the <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and ions are calculated accurately to track the energetic <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and model their interactions with the background plasma. Up to a density well above critical density, where the laser electromagnetic field is evanescent, Maxwell's equations are solved with a conventional particle-based, finite-difference scheme. In the higher-density plasma, Maxwell's equations are solved using an Ohm's law neglecting the inertia of the background <span class="hlt">electrons</span> with the option of omitting the displacement current in Ampere's law. Particle equations of motion with binary collisions are solved for all <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and ions throughout the system using weighted particles to resolve the density gradient efficiently. The algorithm is analyzed and demonstrated in simulation examples. The simulation scheme introduced here achieves significantly improved efficiencies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21333915','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21333915"><span>Simulation of laser-plasma interactions and fast-<span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in inhomogeneous plasma</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Cohen, B.I. Kemp, A.J.; Divol, L.</p> <p>2010-06-20</p> <p>A new framework is introduced for kinetic simulation of laser-plasma interactions in an inhomogeneous plasma motivated by the goal of performing integrated kinetic simulations of fast-ignition laser fusion. The algorithm addresses the propagation and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of an intense electromagnetic wave in an ionized plasma leading to the generation and <span class="hlt">transport</span> of an energetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> component. The energetic <span class="hlt">electrons</span> propagate farther into the plasma to much higher densities where Coulomb collisions become important. The high-density plasma supports an energetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> current, return currents, self-consistent electric fields associated with maintaining quasi-neutrality, and self-consistent magnetic fields due to the currents. Collisions of the <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and ions are calculated accurately to track the energetic <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and model their interactions with the background plasma. Up to a density well above critical density, where the laser electromagnetic field is evanescent, Maxwell's equations are solved with a conventional particle-based, finite-difference scheme. In the higher-density plasma, Maxwell's equations are solved using an Ohm's law neglecting the inertia of the background <span class="hlt">electrons</span> with the option of omitting the displacement current in Ampere's law. Particle equations of motion with binary collisions are solved for all <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and ions throughout the system using weighted particles to resolve the density gradient efficiently. The algorithm is analyzed and demonstrated in simulation examples. The simulation scheme introduced here achieves significantly improved efficiencies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096488','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096488"><span>LDRD project 151362 : low energy <span class="hlt">electron</span>-photon <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kensek, Ronald Patrick; Hjalmarson, Harold Paul; Magyar, Rudolph J.; Bondi, Robert James; Crawford, Martin James</p> <p>2013-09-01</p> <p>At sufficiently high energies, the wavelengths of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and photons are short enough to only interact with one atom at time, leading to the popular %E2%80%9Cindependent-atom approximation%E2%80%9D. We attempted to incorporate atomic structure in the generation of cross sections (which embody the modeled physics) to improve <span class="hlt">transport</span> at lower energies. We document our successes and failures. This was a three-year LDRD project. The core team consisted of a radiation-<span class="hlt">transport</span> expert, a solid-state physicist, and two DFT experts.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1988JMoSt.175...61M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1988JMoSt.175...61M"><span>Conformational study of the chromophore of C-phycocyanin by resonance raman and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Margulies, L.; Toporowicz, M.</p> <p>1988-05-01</p> <p>The conformation of the chromophore of C-phycocyanin (PC) was investigated by using <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and resonance Raman spectroscopy, and theoretical calculations. Using an A-dihydrobilindione as model compound, the syn, syn, syn conformation was established for the isolated chromophore in solution. For the native PC, the best results were obtained by considering the syn, syn, anti conformation, although the possibility of having a syn, anti, anti conformation could not be excluded.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22482814','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22482814"><span>Convenient determination of luminescence quantum yield using a combined <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and emission spectrometer</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Prakash, John; Mishra, Ashok Kumar</p> <p>2016-01-15</p> <p>It is possible to measure luminescence quantum yield in a facile way, by designing an optical spectrometer capable of obtaining <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> as well as luminescence spectra, with a setup that uses the same light source and detector for both the spectral measurements. Employment of a single light source and single detector enables use of the same correction factor profile for spectral corrections. A suitable instrumental scaling factor is used for adjusting spectral losses.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PhDT........28Z','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PhDT........28Z"><span>A X-Ray <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Study on Melting, Double <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Excitation and Hemerythrin.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Zhang, Ke.</p> <p></p> <p>In this study, X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy is applied to three systems: xenon atoms; an oxygen <span class="hlt">transport</span> protein--hemerythrin; and mercury impurities in lead metal. An X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> experiment on xenon gas shows a clear evidence of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> shaking up (off) from the valence shells when an L-shell <span class="hlt">electron</span> is excited. A (DELTA)SCF (self consistent field) calculation in the dipole approximation was performed, which used a local exchange potential and the sudden approximation. The calculation shows that the (DELTA)SCF model is qualitatively and semi -quantitatively correct. The lowest lying shake up channel was found to be more than 70 percent of the total double excitation strength. The model was also used to investigate the many-body effect in the EXAFS. Various forms of hemerythrin (Hr) and their model compounds have been measured by EXAFS. The data analysis shows that the oxy-form of Hr is similar to the met-forms. On release of O(,2) in oxy-Hr, the (mu)-oxo bridge with Fe -O distance of 1.8 (ANGSTROM) is converted to a (mu)-OH bridge of 2.0 (ANGSTROM) and the iron-iron distance is changed from 3.24 (ANGSTROM) to 3.50 (ANGSTROM). Accompanying this change is a large increase in vibrational amplitude around the active site. The entropy increase associated with this vibrational change contributes most of the entropy change driving the transition. A new error analysis procedure is introduced to estimate the fitting errors introduced by modeling the unknown with the standards. It is found that the dominant part of the errors was introduced by the modeling itself, namely, the standards used are not quite transferable with the unknowns. The EXAFS on the samples of Hg impurities in Pb and pure Pb have been measured in the temperature range from 10 K to right below the melting temperatures. The measurement focuses on the local structure of both lead and mercury atoms, which is an advantage provided by the technique. The Debye-Waller factor (DWF) change exhibits</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.B54D..01N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014AGUFM.B54D..01N"><span>Extracellular <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> (EET): Metal Cycling in Extreme Places</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Nealson, K. H.</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>Extracellular <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, or EET, is the process whereby bacteria either donate <span class="hlt">electrons</span> to an <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptor (usually insoluble), or take up <span class="hlt">electrons</span> from and <span class="hlt">electron</span> donor (usually insoluble) that is located outside the cell. Iron cycling is inherently linked to EET, as both reduced iron (<span class="hlt">electron</span> donors), and oxidized iron (<span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptors) can be found as insoluble minerals, and require specialized molecular machines to accomplish these extracellular geobiological reactions. Bacteria in the group Shewanella are able to catalyze EET in both directions, and are involved with a number of different iron conversions, but are not good role models for extreme conditions - to our knowledge there are no shewanellae that are tolerant to extremes of temperature or pH, the two usual. This being said, when cells are energy starved via limitation for <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptors, they respond by turning on the system(s) for EET. Thus, in this presentation the known mechanism(s) of EET will be discussed, along with recent findings and reports of EET-capable organisms from a variety of extreme environments. From these data, I put forward the hypothesis that there are many microbes (many of them from extreme environments) that will be resistant to cultivation by "standard microbiological methods", yet lend themselves well to cultivation via electrochemical methods.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25058155','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25058155"><span>Quercetin inhibits intestinal iron <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and ferroportin <span class="hlt">transporter</span> expression in vivo and in vitro.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lesjak, Marija; Hoque, Rukshana; Balesaria, Sara; Skinner, Vernon; Debnam, Edward S; Srai, Surjit K S; Sharp, Paul A</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Balancing systemic iron levels within narrow limits is critical for maintaining human health. There are no known pathways to eliminate excess iron from the body and therefore iron homeostasis is maintained by modifying dietary <span class="hlt">absorption</span> so that it matches daily obligatory losses. Several dietary factors can modify iron <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. Polyphenols are plentiful in human diet and many compounds, including quercetin--the most abundant dietary polyphenol--are potent iron chelators. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute and longer-term effects of quercetin on intestinal iron metabolism. Acute exposure of rat duodenal mucosa to quercetin increased apical iron uptake but decreased subsequent basolateral iron efflux into the circulation. Quercetin binds iron between its 3-hydroxyl and 4-carbonyl groups and methylation of the 3-hydroxyl group negated both the increase in apical uptake and the inhibition of basolateral iron release, suggesting that the acute effects of quercetin on iron <span class="hlt">transport</span> were due to iron chelation. In longer-term studies, rats were administered quercetin by a single gavage and iron <span class="hlt">transporter</span> expression measured 18 h later. Duodenal FPN expression was decreased in quercetin-treated rats. This effect was recapitulated in Caco-2 cells exposed to quercetin for 18 h. Reporter assays in Caco-2 cells indicated that repression of FPN by quercetin was not a transcriptional event but might be mediated by miRNA interaction with the FPN 3'UTR. Our study highlights a novel mechanism for the regulation of iron bioavailability by dietary polyphenols. Potentially, diets rich in polyphenols might be beneficial for patients groups at risk of iron loading by limiting the rate of intestinal iron <span class="hlt">absorption</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27m5302S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27m5302S"><span>Geometric effects in the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> of deformed nanotubes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Santos, Fernando; Fumeron, Sébastien; Berche, Bertrand; Moraes, Fernando</p> <p>2016-04-01</p> <p>Quasi-two-dimensional systems may exibit curvature, which adds three-dimensional influence to their internal properties. As shown by da Costa (1981 Phys. Rev. A 23 1982-7), charged particles moving on a curved surface experience a curvature-dependent potential which greatly influence their dynamics. In this paper, we study the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> ballistic <span class="hlt">transport</span> in deformed nanotubes. The one-<span class="hlt">electron</span> Schrödinger equation with open boundary conditions is solved numerically with a flexible MAPLE code made available as supplementary data. We find that the curvature of the deformations indeed has strong effects on the <span class="hlt">electron</span> dynamics, suggesting its use in the design of nanotube-based <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22051363','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22051363"><span>Spatially resolved study of primary <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in magnetic cusps</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hubble, Aimee A.; Foster, John E.</p> <p>2012-01-15</p> <p>Spatially resolved primary <span class="hlt">electron</span> current density profiles were measured using a planar Langmuir probe in the region above a magnetic cusp in a small ion thruster discharge chamber. The probe current maps obtained were used to study the <span class="hlt">electron</span> collection mechanics in the cusp region in the limit of zero gas flow and no plasma production, and they allowed for the visualization of primary <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through the cusp. Attenuation coefficients and loss widths were calculated as a function of probe distance above the anode at various operating conditions. Finally, the collection mechanics between two magnetic cusps were studied and compared. It was found that primary <span class="hlt">electron</span> collection was dominated by the upstream magnet ring.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013OptSp.114...30M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013OptSp.114...30M"><span>Quantum-chemical investigation of the structure and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of electroluminescent zinc complexes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Minaev, B. F.; Baryshnikov, G. V.; Korop, A. A.; Minaeva, V. A.; Kaplunov, M. G.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Using the quantum chemical methods of the density functional theory and of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> density topological analysis, we have studied the structure of two recently synthesized electroluminescent zinc complexes, one with aminoquinoline ligands and the other with a Schiff base (N,O-donor). The energies and intensities of vertical excitations for the molecules under study have been calculated in terms of the PM3 semiempirical approximation taking into account the configurational interaction between singly excited singlet excited states. Good agreement between calculation results and experimental data on the <span class="hlt">electron</span> density topological characteristics and on the visible and UV <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra has been obtained.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4530012','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4530012"><span>Theoretical Modeling of Low Energy <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Bands in Reduced Cobaloximes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Bhattacharjee, Anirban; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Dempsey, Jillian L.; Gray, Harry B.; Fujita, Etsuko; Muckerman, James T.; Fontecave, Marc; Artero, Vincent; Arantes, Guilherme M.; Field, Martin J.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>The reduced Co(I) states of cobaloximes are powerful nucleophiles that play an important role in the hydrogen-evolving catalytic activity of these species. In this work we have analyzed the low energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands of two cobaloxime systems experimentally and using a variety of density functional theory and molecular orbital ab initio quantum chemical approaches. Overall we find a reasonable qualitative understanding of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation spectra of these compounds but show that obtaining quantitative results remains a challenging task. PMID:25113847</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25113847','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25113847"><span>Theoretical modeling of low-energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands in reduced cobaloximes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Bhattacharjee, Anirban; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Dempsey, Jillian L; Gray, Harry B; Fujita, Etsuko; Muckerman, James T; Fontecave, Marc; Artero, Vincent; Arantes, Guilherme M; Field, Martin J</p> <p>2014-10-06</p> <p>The reduced Co(I) states of cobaloximes are powerful nucleophiles that play an important role in the hydrogen-evolving catalytic activity of these species. In this work we analyze the low-energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands of two cobaloxime systems experimentally and use a variety of density functional theory and molecular orbital ab initio quantum chemical approaches. Overall we find a reasonable qualitative understanding of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation spectra of these compounds but show that obtaining quantitative results remains a challenging task.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1281077','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1281077"><span>Theoretical modeling of low-energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands in reduced cobaloximes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bhattacharjee, Anirban; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Dempsey, Jillian L.; Gray, Harry B.; Fujita, Etsuko; Muckerman, James T.; Fontecave, Marc; Artero, Vincent; Arantes, Guilherme M.; Field, Martin J.</p> <p>2014-08-11</p> <p>Here, we report that the reduced Co(I) states of cobaloximes are powerful nucleophiles that play an important role in the hydrogen-evolving catalytic activity of these species. In this work we have analyzed the low energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands of two cobaloxime systems experimentally and using a variety of density functional theory and molecular orbital <i>ab initio</i> quantum chemical approaches. Overall we find a reasonable qualitative understanding of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation spectra of these compounds but show that obtaining quantitative results remains a challenging task.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1281077-theoretical-modeling-low-energy-electronic-absorption-bands-reduced-cobaloximes','SCIGOV-DOEP'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1281077-theoretical-modeling-low-energy-electronic-absorption-bands-reduced-cobaloximes"><span>Theoretical modeling of low-energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands in reduced cobaloximes</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/pages">DOE PAGES</a></p> <p>Bhattacharjee, Anirban; Chavarot-Kerlidou, Murielle; Dempsey, Jillian L.; ...</p> <p>2014-08-11</p> <p>Here, we report that the reduced Co(I) states of cobaloximes are powerful nucleophiles that play an important role in the hydrogen-evolving catalytic activity of these species. In this work we have analyzed the low energy <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands of two cobaloxime systems experimentally and using a variety of density functional theory and molecular orbital ab initio quantum chemical approaches. Overall we find a reasonable qualitative understanding of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation spectra of these compounds but show that obtaining quantitative results remains a challenging task.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_11");'>11</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li class="active"><span>13</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_13 --> <div id="page_14" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_12");'>12</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li class="active"><span>14</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="261"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/3847','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/3847"><span>The macro response Monte Carlo method for <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Svatos, M M</p> <p>1998-09-01</p> <p>The main goal of this thesis was to prove the feasibility of basing <span class="hlt">electron</span> depth dose calculations in a phantom on first-principles single scatter physics, in an amount of time that is equal to or better than current <span class="hlt">electron</span> Monte Carlo methods. The Macro Response Monte Carlo (MRMC) method achieves run times that are on the order of conventional <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> methods such as condensed history, with the potential to be much faster. This is possible because MRMC is a Local-to-Global method, meaning the problem is broken down into two separate <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations. The first stage is a local, in this case, single scatter calculation, which generates probability distribution functions (PDFs) to describe the <span class="hlt">electron</span>'s energy, position and trajectory after leaving the local geometry, a small sphere or "kugel" A number of local kugel calculations were run for calcium and carbon, creating a library of kugel data sets over a range of incident energies (0.25 MeV - 8 MeV) and sizes (0.025 cm to 0.1 cm in radius). The second <span class="hlt">transport</span> stage is a global calculation, where steps that conform to the size of the kugels in the library are taken through the global geometry. For each step, the appropriate PDFs from the MRMC library are sampled to determine the <span class="hlt">electron</span>'s new energy, position and trajectory. The <span class="hlt">electron</span> is immediately advanced to the end of the step and then chooses another kugel to sample, which continues until <span class="hlt">transport</span> is completed. The MRMC global stepping code was benchmarked as a series of subroutines inside of the Peregrine Monte Carlo code. It was compared to Peregrine's class II condensed history <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> package, EGS4, and MCNP for depth dose in simple phantoms having density inhomogeneities. Since the kugels completed in the library were of relatively small size, the zoning of the phantoms was scaled down from a clinical size, so that the energy deposition algorithms for spreading dose across 5-10 zones per kugel could be tested. Most</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JChPh.145n4307N','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JChPh.145n4307N"><span>Excited state X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy: Probing both <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and structural dynamics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Neville, Simon P.; Averbukh, Vitali; Ruberti, Marco; Yun, Renjie; Patchkovskii, Serguei; Chergui, Majed; Stolow, Albert; Schuurman, Michael S.</p> <p>2016-10-01</p> <p>We investigate the sensitivity of X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra, simulated using a general method, to properties of molecular excited states. Recently, Averbukh and co-workers [M. Ruberti et al., J. Chem. Phys. 140, 184107 (2014)] introduced an efficient and accurate L 2 method for the calculation of excited state valence photoionization cross-sections based on the application of Stieltjes imaging to the Lanczos pseudo-spectrum of the algebraic diagrammatic construction (ADC) representation of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> Hamiltonian. In this paper, we report an extension of this method to the calculation of excited state core photoionization cross-sections. We demonstrate that, at the ADC(2)x level of theory, ground state X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra may be accurately reproduced, validating the method. Significantly, the calculated X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of the excited states are found to be sensitive to both geometric distortions (structural dynamics) and the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> character (<span class="hlt">electronic</span> dynamics) of the initial state, suggesting that core excitation spectroscopies will be useful probes of excited state non-adiabatic dynamics. We anticipate that the method presented here can be combined with ab initio molecular dynamics calculations to simulate the time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of excited state molecular wavepacket dynamics.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27782524','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27782524"><span>Excited state X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy: Probing both <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and structural dynamics.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Neville, Simon P; Averbukh, Vitali; Ruberti, Marco; Yun, Renjie; Patchkovskii, Serguei; Chergui, Majed; Stolow, Albert; Schuurman, Michael S</p> <p>2016-10-14</p> <p>We investigate the sensitivity of X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra, simulated using a general method, to properties of molecular excited states. Recently, Averbukh and co-workers [M. Ruberti et al., J. Chem. Phys. 140, 184107 (2014)] introduced an efficient and accurate L(2) method for the calculation of excited state valence photoionization cross-sections based on the application of Stieltjes imaging to the Lanczos pseudo-spectrum of the algebraic diagrammatic construction (ADC) representation of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> Hamiltonian. In this paper, we report an extension of this method to the calculation of excited state core photoionization cross-sections. We demonstrate that, at the ADC(2)x level of theory, ground state X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra may be accurately reproduced, validating the method. Significantly, the calculated X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of the excited states are found to be sensitive to both geometric distortions (structural dynamics) and the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> character (<span class="hlt">electronic</span> dynamics) of the initial state, suggesting that core excitation spectroscopies will be useful probes of excited state non-adiabatic dynamics. We anticipate that the method presented here can be combined with ab initio molecular dynamics calculations to simulate the time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of excited state molecular wavepacket dynamics.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19950044664&hterms=lying&qs=N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAll%26Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntt%3Dlying','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19950044664&hterms=lying&qs=N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAll%26Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntt%3Dlying"><span>Ozone <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy in search of low-lying <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Anderson, S. M.; Mauersberger, K.</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>A spectrometer capable of detecting ozone <span class="hlt">absorption</span> features 9 orders of magnitude weaker than the Hartley band has been employed to investigate the molecule's near-infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum. At this sensitivity a wealth of information on the low-lying <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited states often believed to play a role in atmospheric chemistry is available in the form of vibrational and rotational structure. We have analyzed these spectra using a combination of digital filtering and isotope substitution and find evidence for three <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited states below 1.5 eV. The lowest of these states is metastable, bound by approximately 0.1 eV and probably the (3)A2 rather than the (3)B2 state. Its adiabatic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> energy is 1.24 +/- 0.01 eV, slightly above the dissociation energy of the ground state. Two higher states, at 1.29 +/- 0.03 and 1.48 +/- 0.03 eV are identified as the (3)B2 and the (3)B1, respectively. Combined with other recent theoretical and experimental data on the low-lying <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states of ozone, these results imply that these are, in fact, the lowest three excited states; that is, there are no <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited states of ozone lying below the energy of O(3P) + O2((3)Sigma(-), v = 0). Some of the implications for atmospheric chemistry are considered.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21052708','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21052708"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> topological transition in zinc under pressure: An x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy study</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Aquilanti, G.; Trapananti, A.; Pascarelli, S.; Minicucci, M.; Principi, E.; Liscio, F.; Twarog, A.</p> <p>2007-10-01</p> <p>Zinc metal has been studied at high pressure using x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy. In order to investigate the role of the different degrees of hydrostaticity on the occurrence of structural anomalies following the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> topological transition, two pressure transmitting media have been used. Results show that the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> topological transition, if it exists, does not induce an anomaly in the local environment of compressed Zn as a function of hydrostatic pressure and any anomaly must be related to a loss of hydrostaticity of the pressure transmitting medium. The near-edge structures of the spectra, sensitive to variations in the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> density of states above the Fermi level, do not show any evidence of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> transition whatever pressure transmitting medium is used.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/503467','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/503467"><span>Fabrication and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> studies of single nanocrystal systems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Klein, David Louis</p> <p>1997-05-01</p> <p>Semiconductor and metallic nanocrystals exhibit interesting <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> behavior as a result of electrostatic and quantum mechanical confinement effects. These effects can be studied to learn about the nature of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states in these systems. This thesis describes several techniques for the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> study of nanocrystals. The primary focus is the development of novel methods to attach leads to prefabricated nanocrystals. This is because, while nanocrystals can be readily synthesized from a variety of materials with excellent size control, means to make electrical contact to these nanocrystals are limited. The first approach that will be described uses scanning probe microscopy to first image and then electrically probe surfaces. It is found that <span class="hlt">electronic</span> investigations of nanocrystals by this technique are complicated by tip-sample interactions and environmental factors such as salvation and capillary forces. Next, an atomic force microscope technique for the catalytic patterning of the surface of a self assembled monolayer is described. In principle, this nano-fabrication technique can be used to create <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices which are based upon complex arrangements of nanocrystals. Finally, the fabrication and electrical characterization of a nanocrystal-based single <span class="hlt">electron</span> transistor is presented. This device is fabricated using a hybrid scheme which combines <span class="hlt">electron</span> beam lithography and wet chemistry to bind single nanocrystals in tunneling contact between closely spaced metallic leads. In these devices, both Au and CdSe nanocrystals show Coulomb blockade effects with characteristic energies of several tens of meV. Additional structure is seen the <span class="hlt">transport</span> behavior of CdSe nanocrystals as a result of its <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011PhRvB..83x1404R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011PhRvB..83x1404R"><span>Single-<span class="hlt">electron</span> heat diode: Asymmetric heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> between <span class="hlt">electronic</span> reservoirs through Coulomb islands</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ruokola, Tomi; Ojanen, Teemu</p> <p>2011-06-01</p> <p>We introduce a functional nanoscale device, a single-<span class="hlt">electron</span> heat diode, consisting of two quantum dots or metallic islands coupled to <span class="hlt">electronic</span> reservoirs by tunnel contacts. <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through the system is forbidden but the capacitive coupling between the two dots allows <span class="hlt">electronic</span> fluctuations to transmit heat between the reservoirs. When the reservoir temperatures are biased in the forward direction, heat flow is enabled by a four-step sequential tunneling cycle, while in the reverse-biased configuration this process is suppressed due to Coulomb blockade effects. In an optimal setup the leakage heat current in the reverse direction is only a few percent of the forward current.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/20860240','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/20860240"><span>Nonlocal <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in magnetized plasmas with arbitrary atomic number</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bennaceur-Doumaz, D.; Bendib, A.</p> <p>2006-09-15</p> <p>The numerical solution of the steady-state <span class="hlt">electron</span> Fokker-Planck equation perturbed with respect to a global equilibrium is presented in magnetized plasmas with arbitrary atomic number Z. The magnetic field is assumed to be constant and the <span class="hlt">electron-electron</span> collisions are described by the Landau collision operator. The solution is derived in the Fourier space and in the framework of the diffusive approximation which captures the spatial nonlocal effects. The <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients are deduced and used to close a complete set of nonlocal <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluid equations. This work improves the results of A. Bendib et al. [Phys. Plasmas 9, 1555 (2002)] and of A. V. Brantov et al. [Phys. Plasmas 10, 4633 (2003)] restricted to the local and nonlocal high-Z plasma approximations, respectively. The influence of the magnetic field on the nonlocal effects is discussed. We propose also accurate numerical fits of the relevant <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients with respect to the collisionality parameter {lambda}{sub ei}/L and the atomic number Z, where L is the typical scale length and {lambda}{sub ei} is the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-ion mean-free-path.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApPhL.101n1603A','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApPhL.101n1603A"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transporting</span> water-gated thin film transistors</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Al Naim, Abdullah; Grell, Martin</p> <p>2012-10-01</p> <p>We demonstrate an <span class="hlt">electron-transporting</span> water-gated thin film transistor, using thermally converted precursor-route zinc-oxide (ZnO) intrinsic semiconductors with hexamethyldisilazene (HMDS) hydrophobic surface modification. Water gated HMDS-ZnO thin film transistors (TFT) display low threshold and high <span class="hlt">electron</span> mobility. ZnO films constitute an attractive alternative to organic semiconductors for TFT transducers in sensor applications for waterborne analytes. Despite the use of an electrolyte as gate medium, the gate geometry (shape of gate electrode and distance between gate electrode and TFT channel) is relevant for optimum performance of water-gated TFTs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94l5118W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94l5118W"><span>Interlayer <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in CaMnBi2 antiferromagnet</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, Aifeng; Graf, D.; Wu, Lijun; Wang, Kefeng; Bozin, E.; Zhu, Yimei; Petrovic, C.</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p>We report interlayer <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in CaMnBi2 single crystals. Quantum oscillations and angular magnetoresistance suggest coherent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> conduction and valley polarized conduction of Dirac states. The small cyclotron mass, high mobility of carriers, and nontrivial Berry's phase are consistent with the presence of Dirac fermions on the side wall of the warped cylindrical Fermi surface. Similarly to SrMnBi2, which features an anisotropic Dirac cone, our results suggest that magnetic-field-induced changes in interlayer conduction are also present in layered bismuth-based materials with a zero-energy line in momentum space created by the staggered alkaline earth atoms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1345748-interlayer-electronic-transport-camnbi2-antiferromagnet','SCIGOV-DOEP'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1345748-interlayer-electronic-transport-camnbi2-antiferromagnet"><span>Interlayer <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in CaMnBi2 antiferromagnet</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/pages">DOE PAGES</a></p> <p>Wang, Aifeng; Graf, D.; Wu, Lijun; ...</p> <p>2016-09-12</p> <p>Here, we report interlayer <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in CaMnBi2 single crystals. Quantum oscillations and angular magnetoresistance suggest coherent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> conduction and valley polarized conduction of Dirac states. Furthermore, the small cyclotron mass, high mobility of carriers, and nontrivial Berry's phase are consistent with the presence of Dirac fermions on the side wall of the warped cylindrical Fermi surface. Similarly to SrMnBi2 , which features an anisotropic Dirac cone, our results suggest that magnetic-field-induced changes in interlayer conduction are also present in layered bismuth-based materials with a zero-energy line in momentum space created by the staggered alkaline earth atoms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757934','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25757934"><span>Antibacterial drug treatment increases intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> via elevated levels of ileal apical sodium-dependent bile acid <span class="hlt">transporter</span> but not organic solute <span class="hlt">transporter</span> α protein.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Miyata, Masaaki; Hayashi, Kenjiro; Yamakawa, Hiroki; Yamazoe, Yasushi; Yoshinari, Kouichi</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Antibacterial drug treatment increases the bile acid pool size and hepatic bile acid concentration through the elevation of hepatic bile acid synthesis. However, the involvement of intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the increased bile acid pool size remains unclear. To determine whether intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> contributes to the increased bile acid pool in mice treated with antibacterial drugs, we evaluated the levels of bile acid <span class="hlt">transporter</span> proteins and the capacity of intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. Ileal apical sodium-dependent bile acid <span class="hlt">transporter</span> (ASBT) mRNA and protein levels were significantly increased in ampicillin (ABPC)-treated mice, whereas organic solute <span class="hlt">transporter</span> α (OSTα) mRNA levels, but not protein levels, significantly decreased in mice. Similar alterations in the expression levels of bile acid <span class="hlt">transporters</span> were observed in mice treated with bacitracin/neomycin/streptomycin. The capacity for intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> was evaluated by an in situ loop method. Increased ileal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of taurochenodeoxycholic acid was observed in mice treated with ABPC. These results suggest that intestinal bile acid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> is elevated in an ASBT-dependent manner in mice treated with antibacterial drugs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=246107','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=246107"><span>Lipophilic chelator inhibition of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in Escherichia coli.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Crane, R T; Sun, I L; Crane, F L</p> <p>1975-01-01</p> <p>The lipophilic chelator bathophenanthroline inhibits <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in membranes from Escherichia coli. The less lipophilic 1,10-phenanthroline, bathophenanthroline sulfonate, and alpha,alpha-dipyridyl have little effect. Reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide oxidase is more sensitive to bathophenanthroline inhibition than lactate oxidase activity. Evidence for two sites of inhibition comes from the fact that both reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide menadione reductase and duroquinol oxidase activities are inhibited. Addition of uncouplers of phosphorylation before bathophenanthroline protects against inhibition. PMID:1092663</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006CP....326..138X','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006CP....326..138X"><span>Redox-gated <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in electrically wired ferrocene molecules</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Xiao, Xiaoyin; Brune, Daniel; He, Jin; Lindsay, Stuart; Gorman, Christopher B.; Tao, Nongjian</p> <p>2006-07-01</p> <p>We have synthesized cysteamine-terminated ferrocene molecules and determined the dependence of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of the molecules on their redox states by measuring the current through the molecules as a function of the electrode potential. The current fluctuates over a large range, but its average value increases with the potential. We attribute the current fluctuation and its increase with the potential to the switching of the molecules from low-conductance reduced state to high-conductance oxidized state.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22493833','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22493833"><span><span class="hlt">Transport</span> of solar <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the turbulent interplanetary magnetic field</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ablaßmayer, J.; Tautz, R. C.; Dresing, N.</p> <p>2016-01-15</p> <p>The turbulent <span class="hlt">transport</span> of solar energetic <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the interplanetary magnetic field is investigated by means of a test-particle Monte-Carlo simulation. The magnetic fields are modeled as a combination of the Parker field and a turbulent component. In combination with the direct calculation of diffusion coefficients via the mean-square displacements, this approach allows one to analyze the effect of the initial ballistic <span class="hlt">transport</span> phase. In that sense, the model complements the main other approach in which a <span class="hlt">transport</span> equation is solved. The major advancement is that, by recording the flux of particles arriving at virtual detectors, intensity and anisotropy-time profiles can be obtained. Observational indications for a longitudinal asymmetry can thus be explained by tracing the diffusive spread of the particle distribution. The approach may be of future help for the systematic interpretation of observations for instance by the solar terrestrial relations observatory (STEREO) and advanced composition explorer (ACE) spacecrafts.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/598594','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/598594"><span>Modeling <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> during magnetic field buildup in SSPX</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hua, D.D.; Hooper, E.B.; Fowler, T.K.</p> <p>1997-10-01</p> <p>A model for spheromak magnetic field buildup and <span class="hlt">electron</span> thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span>, including a thermal diffusivity associated with magnetic turbulence during helicity injection is applied to a SSPX equilibrium, with a maximum final magnetic field of 1.3 T. Magnetic field-buildup times of 1.0 X 10-3, 5.0 X 10-4 and 1.0 X 10-4 s were used in the model to examine their effects on <span class="hlt">electron</span> thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span>. It is found that at <span class="hlt">transport</span> run time of 4 x 10-3 s, the fastest buildup-time results in the highest final temperature profile, with a core temperature of 0.93 kev while requiring the lowest input energy at 140 KJ. The results show that within the model the most rapid buildup rate generates the highest <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature at the fastest rate and at the lowest consumption of energy. However, the peak power requirements are large (> 600 MW for the fastest buildup case examined).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998SPIE.3327..423J','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998SPIE.3327..423J"><span>Isolation systems for <span class="hlt">electronic</span> black-box <span class="hlt">transportation</span> to orbit</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Jedrich, Nicholas M.; Pendleton, Scott C.</p> <p>1998-06-01</p> <p>Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) requires the safe <span class="hlt">transportation</span> of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) on the Space <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> System (STS) to replace or enhance the capability of existing units. The delicate design of these <span class="hlt">electronic</span> ORUs makes it imperative to provide isolation from the STS launch random vibration, while maintaining fundamental modes above the transient load environment. Two methods were developed and used exclusively, on Servicing Mission 2 (SM2), to isolate the ORUs from the environmental launch loads imposed by the STS. The first load isolation system utilizes a refined open/closed cell foam design to provide the required damping and corner frequency, while the second method uses an innovative Viscoelastic Material (VEM) design. This paper addresses both systems as initially designed including finite element (FE) model analysis of the VEM system. Vibration testing of prototype systems and modifications to the design resulting from test will be discussed. The final design as flown on HST SM2 with recommendations for future applications of these technologies in <span class="hlt">transporting</span> <span class="hlt">electronic</span> black boxes to orbit will conclude the paper.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22415564','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22415564"><span>The role of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-impact vibrational excitation in <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through gaseous tetrahydrofuran</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Duque, H. V.; Do, T. P. T.; Konovalov, D. A.; White, R. D.; Brunger, M. J. E-mail: darryl.jones@flinders.edu.au; Jones, D. B. E-mail: darryl.jones@flinders.edu.au</p> <p>2015-03-28</p> <p>In this paper, we report newly derived integral cross sections (ICSs) for <span class="hlt">electron</span> impact vibrational excitation of tetrahydrofuran (THF) at intermediate impact energies. These cross sections extend the currently available data from 20 to 50 eV. Further, they indicate that the previously recommended THF ICS set [Garland et al., Phys. Rev. A 88, 062712 (2013)] underestimated the strength of the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-impact vibrational excitation processes. Thus, that recommended vibrational cross section set is revised to address those deficiencies. <span class="hlt">Electron</span> swarm <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties were calculated with the amended vibrational cross section set, to quantify the role of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-driven vibrational excitation in describing the macroscopic swarm phenomena. Here, significant differences of up to 17% in the <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients were observed between the calculations performed using the original and revised cross section sets for vibrational excitation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22486307','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22486307"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in VO{sub 2}—Experimentally calibrated Boltzmann <span class="hlt">transport</span> modeling</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kinaci, Alper; Rosenmann, Daniel; Chan, Maria K. Y. E-mail: mchan@anl.gov; Kado, Motohisa; Ling, Chen; Zhu, Gaohua; Banerjee, Debasish E-mail: mchan@anl.gov</p> <p>2015-12-28</p> <p>Materials that undergo metal-insulator transitions (MITs) are under intense study, because the transition is scientifically fascinating and technologically promising for various applications. Among these materials, VO{sub 2} has served as a prototype due to its favorable transition temperature. While the physical underpinnings of the transition have been heavily investigated experimentally and computationally, quantitative modeling of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the two phases has yet to be undertaken. In this work, we establish a density-functional-theory (DFT)-based approach with Hubbard U correction (DFT + U) to model <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in VO{sub 2} in the semiconducting and metallic regimes, focusing on band <span class="hlt">transport</span> using the Boltzmann <span class="hlt">transport</span> equations. We synthesized high quality VO{sub 2} films and measured the <span class="hlt">transport</span> quantities across the transition, in order to calibrate the free parameters in the model. We find that the experimental calibration of the Hubbard correction term can efficiently and adequately model the metallic and semiconducting phases, allowing for further computational design of MIT materials for desirable <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007PhDT.......149T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007PhDT.......149T"><span>Charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> and injection in amorphous organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> materials</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tse, Shing Chi</p> <p></p> <p>This thesis presents how we use various measuring techniques to study the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> and injection in organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> materials. Understanding charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> and injection properties in organic solids is of vital importance for improving performance characteristics of organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices, including organic-light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), photovoltaic cells (OPVs), and field effect transistors (OFETs). The charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of amorphous organic materials, commonly used in organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices, are investigated by the means of carrier mobility measurements. Transient electroluminescence (EL) technique was used to evaluate the <span class="hlt">electron</span> mobility of an <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transporting</span> material--- tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq3). The results are in excellent agreement with independent time-of-flight (TOF) measurements. Then, the effect of dopants on <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> was also examined. TOF technique was also used to examine the effects of tertiary-butyl (t-Bu) substitutions on anthracene derivatives (ADN). All ADN compounds were found to be ambipolar. As the degree of t-Bu substitution increases, the carrier mobilities decrease progressively. The reduction of carrier mobilities with increasing t-butylation can be attributed to a decrease in the charge-transfer integral or the wavefunction overlap. In addition, from TOF measurements, two naphthylamine-based hole <span class="hlt">transporters</span>, namely, N,N'-diphenyl-N,N'-bis(1-naphthyl)(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'diamine (NPB) and 4,4',4"-tris(n-(2-naphthyl)-n-phenyl-amino)-triphenylamine (2TNATA) were found to possess <span class="hlt">electron-transporting</span> (ET) abilities. An organic light-emitting diode that employed NPB as the ET material was demonstrated. The <span class="hlt">electron</span> conducting mechanism of NPB and 2TNATA in relation to the hopping model will be discussed. Furthermore, the ET property of NPB applied in OLEDs will also be examined. 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Some relative factors, namely, frontier molecular orbital (FMO), vertical <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinity (VEA), <span class="hlt">electron</span> reorganization energy (λele), <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer integral (tele), <span class="hlt">electron</span> drift mobility (μele) and band structures have been calculated and discussed based on density functional theory. The results show that the introduction of fluorine atoms and carbonyl group especially for the latter could effectively increase EA and reduce λele, which is beneficial to the improvement of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> performance. Furthermore, these introductions could also affect the tele by changing molecular packing manner and distribution of FMO. Finally, according to our calculation, the 3d system is considered to be a promising <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> material with small λele, high <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> ability and good ambient stability.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26906830','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26906830"><span>Suppression of infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in nanostructured metals by controlling Faraday inductance and <span class="hlt">electron</span> path length.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Han, Sang Eon</p> <p>2016-02-08</p> <p>Nanostructured metals have been intensively studied for optical applications over the past few decades. However, the intrinsic loss of metals has limited the optical performance of the metal nanostructures in diverse applications. In particular, light concentration in metals by surface plasmons or other resonances causes substantial <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in metals. Here, we avoid plasmonic excitations for low loss and investigate methods to further suppress loss in nanostructured metals. We demonstrate that parasitic <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in metal nanostructures can be significantly reduced over a broad band by increasing the Faraday inductance and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> path length. For an example structure, the loss is reduced in comparison to flat films by more than an order of magnitude over most of the very broad spectrum between short and long wavelength infrared. For a photodetector structure, the fraction of <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the photoactive material increases by two orders of magnitude and the photoresponsivity increases by 15 times because of the selective suppression of metal <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. These findings could benefit many metal-based applications that require low loss such as photovoltaics, photoconductive detectors, solar selective surfaces, infrared-transparent defrosting windows, and other metamaterials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JChPh.144l4105R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JChPh.144l4105R"><span>Distribution of tunnelling times for quantum <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Rudge, Samuel L.; Kosov, Daniel S.</p> <p>2016-03-01</p> <p>In <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, the tunnelling time is the time taken for an <span class="hlt">electron</span> to tunnel out of a system after it has tunnelled in. We define the tunnelling time distribution for quantum processes in a dissipative environment and develop a practical approach for calculating it, where the environment is described by the general Markovian master equation. We illustrate the theory by using the rate equation to compute the tunnelling time distribution for <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through a molecular junction. The tunnelling time distribution is exponential, which indicates that Markovian quantum tunnelling is a Poissonian statistical process. The tunnelling time distribution is used not only to study the quantum statistics of tunnelling along the average electric current but also to analyse extreme quantum events where an <span class="hlt">electron</span> jumps against the applied voltage bias. The average tunnelling time shows distinctly different temperature dependence for p- and n-type molecular junctions and therefore provides a sensitive tool to probe the alignment of molecular orbitals relative to the electrode Fermi energy.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23173952','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23173952"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in a GaPSb film.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lo, Shun-Tsung; Lin, Hung En; Wang, Shu-Wei; Lin, Huang-De; Chin, Yu-Chung; Lin, Hao-Hsiung; Lin, Jheng-Cyuan; Liang, Chi-Te</p> <p>2012-11-23</p> <p>We have performed <span class="hlt">transport</span> measurements on a gallium phosphide antimonide (GaPSb) film grown on GaAs. At low temperatures (T), <span class="hlt">transport</span> is governed by three-dimensional Mott variable range hopping (VRH) due to strong localization. Therefore, <span class="hlt">electron-electron</span> interactions are not significant in GaPSb. With increasing T, the coexistence of VRH conduction and the activated behavior with a gap of 20 meV is found. The fact that the measured gap is comparable to the thermal broadening at room temperature (approximately 25 meV) demonstrates that <span class="hlt">electrons</span> can be thermally activated in an intrinsic GaPSb film. Moreover, the observed carrier density dependence on temperature also supports the coexistence of VRH and the activated behavior. It is shown that the carriers are delocalized either with increasing temperature or magnetic field in GaPSb. Our new experimental results provide important information regarding GaPSb which may well lay the foundation for possible GaPSb-based device applications such as in high-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-mobility transistor and heterojunction bipolar transistors.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25099864','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25099864"><span>Energy level control: toward an efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jin, Xiao; Li, Qinghua; Li, Yue; Chen, Zihan; Wei, Tai-Huei; He, Xingdao; Sun, Weifu</p> <p>2014-08-07</p> <p>Highly efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> represents one of the most important properties required for applications in photovoltaic devices. Whereas the fabrication of efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> capture and lost-cost devices remains a technological challenge, regulating the energy level of acceptor-donor system through the incorporation of foreign ions using the solution-processed technique is one of the most promising strategies to overcome this obstacle. Here we present a versatile acceptor-donor system by incorporating MoO3:Eu nanophosphors, which reduces both the 'excess' energy offset between the conduction band of acceptor and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of donor, and that between the valence band and highest occupied molecular orbital. Strikingly, the hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer time has been shortened. This work demonstrates that suitable energy level alignment can be tuned to gain the higher hot <span class="hlt">electron</span>/hole <span class="hlt">transport</span> efficiency in a simple approach without the need for complicated architectures. This work builds up the foundation of engineering building blocks for third-generation solar cells.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4124467','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4124467"><span>Energy level control: toward an efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Jin, Xiao; Li, Qinghua; Li, Yue; Chen, Zihan; Wei, Tai-Huei; He, Xingdao; Sun, Weifu</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Highly efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> represents one of the most important properties required for applications in photovoltaic devices. Whereas the fabrication of efficient hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> capture and lost-cost devices remains a technological challenge, regulating the energy level of acceptor-donor system through the incorporation of foreign ions using the solution-processed technique is one of the most promising strategies to overcome this obstacle. Here we present a versatile acceptor-donor system by incorporating MoO3:Eu nanophosphors, which reduces both the ‘excess' energy offset between the conduction band of acceptor and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of donor, and that between the valence band and highest occupied molecular orbital. Strikingly, the hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer time has been shortened. This work demonstrates that suitable energy level alignment can be tuned to gain the higher hot <span class="hlt">electron</span>/hole <span class="hlt">transport</span> efficiency in a simple approach without the need for complicated architectures. This work builds up the foundation of engineering building blocks for third-generation solar cells. PMID:25099864</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15911388','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15911388"><span>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> study of imide anion radicals in terms of time dependent density functional theory.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Andrzejak, Marcin; Sterzel, Mariusz; Pawlikowski, Marek T</p> <p>2005-07-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of the N-(2,5-di-tert-butylphenyl) phthalimide (1-), N-(2,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)-1,8-naphthalimide (2-) and N-(2,5-di-tert-butylphenyl)-perylene-3,4-dicarboximide (3-) anion radicals are studied in terms of time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). For these anion radicals a large number <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states (from 30 to 60) was found in the visible and near-IR regions (5000-45,000 cm(-1)). In these regions the TD/B3LYP treatment at the 6-1+G* level is shown to reproduce satisfactorily the empirical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of all three anion radicals studied. The most apparent discrepancies between purely <span class="hlt">electronic</span> theory and the experiment could be found in the excitation region corresponding to D0-->D1 transitions in the 2- and 3- molecules. For these species we argue that the structures seen in the lowest energy part of the <span class="hlt">absorptions</span> of the 2- and 3- species are very likely due to Franck-Condon (FC) activity of the totally symmetric vibrations not studied in this Letter.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AcSpA..61.2029A','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005AcSpA..61.2029A"><span>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> study of imide anion radicals in terms of time dependent density functional theory</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Andrzejak, Marcin; Sterzel, Mariusz; Pawlikowski, Marek T.</p> <p>2005-07-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of the N-(2,5-di- tert-butylphenyl) phthalimide ( 1-), N-(2,5-di- tert-butylphenyl)-1,8-naphthalimide ( 2-) and N-(2,5-di- tert-butylphenyl)-perylene-3,4-dicarboximide ( 3-) anion radicals are studied in terms of time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT). For these anion radicals a large number <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states (from 30 to 60) was found in the visible and near-IR regions (5000-45000 cm -1). In these regions the TD/B3LYP treatment at the 6-1+G* level is shown to reproduce satisfactorily the empirical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of all three anion radicals studied. The most apparent discrepancies between purely <span class="hlt">electronic</span> theory and the experiment could be found in the excitation region corresponding to D0→ D1 transitions in the 2- and 3- molecules. For these species we argue that the structures seen in the lowest energy part of the <span class="hlt">absorptions</span> of the 2- and 3- species are very likely due to Franck-Condon (FC) activity of the totally symmetric vibrations not studied in this Letter.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4738282','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4738282"><span>Control of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in graphene by electromagnetic dressing</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Kristinsson, K.; Kibis, O. V.; Morina, S.; Shelykh, I. A.</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>We demonstrated theoretically that the renormalization of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy spectrum near the Dirac point of graphene by a strong high-frequency electromagnetic field (dressing field) drastically depends on polarization of the field. Namely, linear polarization results in an anisotropic gapless energy spectrum, whereas circular polarization leads to an isotropic gapped one. As a consequence, the stationary (dc) <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in graphene strongly depends on parameters of the dressing field: A circularly polarized field monotonically decreases the isotropic conductivity of graphene, whereas a linearly polarized one results in both giant anisotropy of conductivity (which can reach thousands of percents) and the oscillating behavior of the conductivity as a function of the field intensity. Since the predicted phenomena can be observed in a graphene layer irradiated by a monochromatic electromagnetic wave, the elaborated theory opens a substantially new way to control <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of graphene with light. PMID:26838371</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1086379','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=1086379"><span>Effect of Salts and <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> on the Conformation of Isolated Chloroplasts. II. <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Microscopy 1</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Izawa, Seikichi; Good, Norman E.</p> <p>1966-01-01</p> <p>Spinach chloroplasts isolated in media containing salts and the rare chloroplasts which are still within their envelopes alike retain grana similar to those seen in chloroplasts in situ. Chloroplasts isolated in low-salt media lose their grana without losing any chlorophyll. These grana-free chloroplasts are considerably swollen and consist almost entirely of continuous sheets of paired-membrane structures. These double structures, the lamellae, are only loosely held together, primarily at the edges, by tenuous material which does not react with permanganate. Addition of salts (methylamine hydrochloride, NaCl, MgCl2) to the grana-free low-salt chloroplasts provide strong interlamellar attractions. These attractions result in a stacking of the lamellae which is sometimes almost random but sometimes results in regular structures indistinguishable from the original grana. The phosphorylation-uncoupler atebrin causes further swelling of the chloroplasts in the absence of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> by increasing the space between the paired membranes of the lamellae. The rapid <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> (Hill reaction) made possible by atebrin-uncoupling is associated with a great decrease in chloroplast volume. This decrease results from a collapsing together of the widely separated lamellar membrane pairs. The pairs approach each other so closely that they usually appear as a single membrane when viewed with the <span class="hlt">electron</span> microscope. The much slower <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> which occurs in the absence of uncouplers is associated with a similar but smaller decrease in the space between the lamellar membrane pairs. Chloroplasts swell during the rapid <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> made possible by the phosphorylation-uncoupler methylamine. This swelling is accompanied by a degree of membrane distortion which precludes an interpretation of the mechanism. As with atebrin-faciliated <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, obviously paired membranes disappear but it is not yet clear whether this is by association or</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/20982446','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/20982446"><span>Resonant two-photon <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of extreme-ultraviolet free-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-laser radiation in helium</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Nagasono, Mitsuru; Suljoti, Edlira; Pietzsch, Annette; Hennies, Franz; Wellhoefer, Michael; Hoeft, Jon-Tobias; Martins, Michael; Wurth, Wilfried; Foehlisch, Alexander; Treusch, Rolf; Feldhaus, Josef; Schneider, Jochen R.</p> <p>2007-05-15</p> <p>We have investigated the nonlinear response of helium to intense extreme-ultraviolet radiation from the free-<span class="hlt">electron</span> laser in Hamburg (FLASH). We observe a spectral feature between 24 and 26 eV <span class="hlt">electron</span> kinetic energy in photoemission which shows a quadratic fluence dependence. The feature is explained as a result of subsequent processes involving a resonant two-photon <span class="hlt">absorption</span> process into doubly excited levels of even parity (N=5 and 6), radiative decay to the doubly excited states in the vicinity of the He{sup +} (N=2) ionization threshold and finally the photoionization of the inner <span class="hlt">electron</span> by the radiation of the next microbunches. This observation suggests that even-parity states, which have been elusive to be measured with the low pulse energy of synchrotron radiation sources, can be investigated with the intense radiation of FLASH. This also demonstrates a first step to bring nonlinear spectroscopy into the xuv and soft-x-ray regime.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005APS..MARW35003R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005APS..MARW35003R"><span>Tools for Studying <span class="hlt">Electron</span> and Spin <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Single Molecules</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ralph, Daniel C.</p> <p>2005-03-01</p> <p>Experiments in the field of single-molecule <span class="hlt">electronics</span> are challenging in part because it can be very difficult to control and characterize the device structure. Molecules contacted by metal electrodes cannot easily be imaged by microscopy techniques. Moreover, if one attempts to characterize the device structure simply by measuring a current-voltage curve, it is easy to mistake nonlinear <span class="hlt">transport</span> across a bare tunnel junction or a metallic short for a molecular signal. I will discuss the development of a set of experimental test structures that enable the properties of a molecular device to be tuned controllably in-situ, so that the <span class="hlt">transport</span> mechanisms can be studied more systematically and compared with theoretical predictions. My collaborators and I are developing the means to use several different types of such experimental "knobs" in coordination: electrostatic gating to shift the energy levels in a molecule, mechanical motion to adjust the molecular configuration or the molecule-electrode coupling strength, illumination with light to promote <span class="hlt">electrons</span> to excited states or to make and break chemical bonds, and the use of ferromagnetic electrodes to study spin-polarized <span class="hlt">transport</span>. Our work so far has provided new insights into Kondo physics, the coupling between a molecule's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and mechanical degrees of freedom, and spin <span class="hlt">transport</span> through a molecule between magnetic electrodes. Collaborators: Radek Bialczak, Alex Champagne, Luke Donev, Jonas Goldsmith, Jacob Grose, Janice Guikema, Jiwoong Park, Josh Parks, Abhay Pasupathy, Jason Petta, Sara Slater, Burak Ulgut, Alexander Soldatov, H'ector Abruña, and Paul McEuen.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23892460','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23892460"><span>Ultrastructural demonstration of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transportation</span> of minute chylomicrons by subepithelial blood capillaries in rat jejunal villi.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Takahara, Ei-Ichirou; Mantani, Youhei; Udayanga, Kankanam Gamage Sanath; Qi, Wang-Mei; Tanida, Takashi; Takeuchi, Takashi; Yokoyama, Toshifumi; Hoshi, Nobuhiko; Kitagawa, Hiroshi</p> <p>2013-12-30</p> <p>Chylomicrons from villous columnar epithelial cells are generally known to be <span class="hlt">transported</span> only by central lymph vessels (CLV), whereas antigenic particulates derived from the intestinal lumen can also be <span class="hlt">transported</span> by subepithelial blood capillaries (sBCs) in rat intestinal villi. The possibility of chylomicron <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by sBCs was histoplanimetrically studied in the rat jejunum under a transmission <span class="hlt">electron</span> microscope. The chylomicrons more abundantly presented in villous venules than in arterioles. The most frequent size (MFS) of chylomicrons was 75 to 90 nm in diameter in the areas near sBCs, while it was 45 to 60 nm in the epithelial intercellular spaces just above sBCs or the intermediate areas between sBCs. The MFS of chylomicrons was 45 to 60 nm in the intermediate areas between sBCs and in the epithelial intercellular spaces just above these areas. The MFS of chylomicrons in CLV was intermediate between that in the area adjacent to sBCs and that in the intermediate areas between sBCs. Chylomicrons were found in small vesicles in the endothelial cytoplasms of sBCs. No chylomicrons larger than 600 nm were observed in the lamina propria. These findings suggest that some of the chylomicrons smaller than 75 nm, which are probable intestinal very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), are directly <span class="hlt">transported</span> to the liver by hepatic portal blood in addition to CLV and that epithelial fat droplets larger than 600 nm are not discharged into lamina propria in rat jejunum under physiological conditions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhRvB..91l5419M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhRvB..91l5419M"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span>-vibron coupling effects on <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> via a single-molecule magnet</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>McCaskey, Alexander; Yamamoto, Yoh; Warnock, Michael; Burzurí, Enrique; van der Zant, Herre S. J.; Park, Kyungwha</p> <p>2015-03-01</p> <p>We investigate how the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling influences <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> via an anisotropic magnetic molecule, such as a single-molecule magnet (SMM) Fe4, by using a model Hamiltonian with parameter values obtained from density-functional theory (DFT). The magnetic anisotropy parameters, vibrational energies, and <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling strengths of the Fe4 are computed using DFT. A giant spin model is applied to the Fe4 with only two charge states, specifically a neutral state with a total spin S =5 and a singly charged state with S =9 /2 , which is consistent with our DFT result and experiments on Fe4 single-molecule transistors. In sequential <span class="hlt">electron</span> tunneling, we find that the magnetic anisotropy gives rise to new features in the conductance peaks arising from vibrational excitations. In particular, the peak height shows a strong, unusual dependence on the direction as well as magnitude of applied B field. The magnetic anisotropy also introduces vibrational satellite peaks whose position and height are modified with the direction and magnitude of applied B field. Furthermore, when multiple vibrational modes with considerable <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling have energies close to one another, a low-bias current is suppressed, independently of gate voltage and applied B field, although that is not the case for a single mode with a similar <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling. In the former case, the conductance peaks reveal a stronger B -field dependence than in the latter case. The new features appear because the magnetic anisotropy barrier is of the same order of magnitude as the energies of vibrational modes with significant <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling. Our findings clearly show the interesting interplay between magnetic anisotropy and <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibron coupling in <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> via the Fe4. Similar behavior can be observed in <span class="hlt">transport</span> via other anisotropic magnetic molecules.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=217209','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=217209"><span>Aerotaxis in Salmonella typhimurium: role of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Laszlo, D J; Taylor, B L</p> <p>1981-01-01</p> <p>Sensory transduction in aerotaxis required <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, in contrast to chemotaxis, which is independent of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>. Assays for aerotaxis were developed by employing spatial and temporal oxygen gradients imposed independently of respiration. By varying the step increase in oxygen concentration in the temporal assay, the dose-response relationship was obtained for aerotaxis in Salmonella typhimurium. A half-maximal response at 0.4 microM oxygen and inhibition by 5 mM KCN suggested that the "receptor" for aerotaxis is cytochrome o. The response was independent of adenosine triphosphate formation via oxidative phosphorylation but did correlate with changes in membrane potential monitored with the fluorescent cyanine dye diS-C3-(5). Nitrate and fumarate, which are alternative <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptors for the respiratory chain in S. typhimurium, inhibited aerotaxis when nitrate reductase and fumarate reductase were induced. These results support the hypothesis that taxis to oxygen, nitrate, and fumarate is mediated by the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> system and by changes in the proton motive force. Aerotaxis was normal in Escherichia coli mutants that were defective in the tsr, tar, or trg genes; in S. typhimurium, oxygen did not stimulate methylation of the products of these genes. A cheC mutant which shows an inverse response to chemoattractants also gave an inverse response to oxygen. Therefore, aerotaxis is transduced by a distinct and unidentified signally protein but is focused into the common chemosensory pathway before the step involving the cheC product. When S. typhimurium became anaerobic, the decreased proton motive force from glycolysis supported slow swimming but not tumbling, indicating that a minimum proton motive force was required for tumbling. The bacteria rapidly adapted to the anaerobic condition and resumed tumbling after about 3 min. The adaptation period was much shorter when the bacteria had been previously grown anaerobically. Images PMID</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AcSpA..94..256M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012AcSpA..94..256M"><span>Solvatochromic behavior of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of gallic acid and some of its azo derivatives</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Masoud, Mamdouh S.; Hagagg, Sawsan S.; Ali, Alaa E.; Nasr, Nessma M.</p> <p></p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of gallic acid and its azo derivatives have been studied in various solvents of different polarities. Multiple regression techniques were applied to calculate the regression and correlation coefficients based on an equation that relates the wavenumbers of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> band maxima (υmax-) to the solvent parameters; refractive index (n), dielectric constant (D), empirical Kamlet-Taft solvent parameters, π*(dipolarity/polarizability), α (solvent hydrogen-bond donor acidity) and β (solvent hydrogen-bond acceptor basicity). The fitting coefficient obtained from this analysis allows estimating the contribution of each type of interactions relative to total spectral shifts in solution. The dependence of υmax- on the solvent parameters indicates that the obtained bands are affected by specific and non-specific solute-solvent interactions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26368966','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26368966"><span>Enhancing light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> within the carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> length in quantum junction solar cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Fu, Yulan; Hara, Yukihiro; Miller, Christopher W; Lopez, Rene</p> <p>2015-09-10</p> <p>Colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells have attracted tremendous attention because of their tunable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum window and potentially low processing cost. Recently reported quantum junction solar cells represent a promising approach to building a rectifying photovoltaic device that employs CQD layers on each side of the p-n junction. However, the ultimate efficiency of CQD solar cells is still highly limited by their high trap state density in both p- and n-type CQDs. By modeling photonic structures to enhance the light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> within the carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> length and by ensuring that the carrier generation and collection efficiencies were both augmented, our work shows that overall device current density could be improved. We utilized a two-dimensional numerical model to calculate the characteristics of patterned CQD solar cells based on a simple grating structure. Our calculation predicts a short circuit current density as high as 31  mA/cm<sup>2</sup>, a value nearly 1.5 times larger than that of the conventional flat design, showing the great potential value of patterned quantum junction solar cells.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EML.....8..429M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EML.....8..429M"><span>Preparation and characterization of oxadiazole based <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transporting</span> thin films</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Mahajan, Aman; Aulakh, Ramanpreet Kaur; Bedi, R. K.</p> <p>2012-08-01</p> <p>To study the effect of aggregation of the 2-(4-biphenylyl)-5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole (PBD) molecule in solid state, thin films of PBD have been prepared by the thermal evaporation technique onto glass and quartz substrates under different experimental conditions. These films have been studied for their structural, optical and electrical properties. AFM investigations of the films revealed that the films were smooth, dense and crack free with RMS roughness of 11-14 nm. XRD measurements indicate that films deposited on quartz are more crystalline than films deposited on glass substrate. Both <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and reflectance spectra over the wavelength range 200-800 nm have been recorded to find optical parameters, namely, <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, extinction coefficient, refractive index and dielectric constants. The inter-band transition energies are found to lie within the range 3.45-3.49 eV. Optical studies of the films indicate that PBD molecules preferred J-aggregation. A prominent single emission peak in the range of 370-390 nm has been observed which confirms that the fluorescent property of this molecule is not quenched in the thin film state. The electrical conductivity results for the evaporated films exhibited semiconductor behaviour within the investigated field and temperature range. The nature of the substrate is found to be a useful tool to modify the film morphology and for enhancing the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> within the films.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002PhDT........45P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002PhDT........45P"><span>Investigation of surface structure with X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">electron</span> emission spectroscopies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Pauli, Mark Daniel</p> <p></p> <p>The use of <span class="hlt">electron</span> spectromicroscopy for the study of the chemical composition and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of surfaces, overlayers, and interfaces has become widely accepted. Improvements to the optics of instruments such as the X-ray photo <span class="hlt">electron</span> emission microscope have pushed spectroscopic microscopies into the realm of very high spatial resolution, at and below 1 micrometer [1]. Coupled with the high spectral resolution available from third generation synchrotron sources, this spatial resolution allows the measurement of micro-X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> near-edge spectra in addition to the more typical <span class="hlt">electron</span> emission spectra and diffraction patterns. Complementary to the experimental developments is the development of improved theoretical methods for computational modeling of X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and emission spectroscopies. In the field of tribochemistry, zinc dialkyl dithiophosphate (ZDDP) has long been a topic of much study. ZDDP is widely used as an anti-wear additive in engine oils and there is interest in determining the decomposition products of ZDDP that provide this protection against friction. An analysis of X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> near-edge spectra of thermal films from ZDDP samples is presented, including a comparison of the Zinc L-edge spectra with model calculations [2]. It was found essential to carry out self-consistent calculations of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure for the modeling. For the techniques of <span class="hlt">electron</span> diffraction, a new method for a full multiple-scattering calculation of diffraction patterns from crystals with two-dimensional periodicity parallel to the surface is presented [3]. The calculation makes use of Helmholtz's reciprocity principle to compute the path-reversed process of the back propagation of a photoelectron from the position of a distant detector to that of the emitting atom. Early application is demonstrated with simulations of 64 eV M2,3VV and 914 eV L 2,3VV Auger <span class="hlt">electron</span> diffraction from a Cu(001) surface. The functionality of the path</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017OptMa..64..406L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017OptMa..64..406L"><span>Optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of multiferroic hexagonal YMnO3 compound</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Lima, A. F.; Lalic, M. V.</p> <p>2017-02-01</p> <p>Optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> (OA) spectrum and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of the hexagonal YMnO3 compound have been investigated by employment of the first-principles calculations based on density functional theory. The calculations were performed upon the ferroelectric structure of the YMnO3, by testing various approximations of the exchange-correlation effects between the Mn d-<span class="hlt">electrons</span> and considering two types of magnetic ordering of the Mn sub-lattice: (1) collinear anti-ferromagnetic order of the G-type and (2) non-collinear antiferromagnetic order that correspond to magnetic space group P63. The results demonstrate that satisfactory agreement between the theoretical and the experimental OA spectrum can be achieved only if both non-collinear anti-ferromagnetic order of the Mn spins and strong correlations between the Mn d-<span class="hlt">electrons</span> are taken into account. The latter is found to be best described by effective Hubbard parameter Ueff = 2.55 eV. The principal features of the OA spectrum are interpreted in terms of calculated <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure. It is found that the most important, threshold 1.6 eV OA peak is generated by <span class="hlt">electron</span> transitions from strongly hybridized occupied Mn d- and its neighboring in-plane O p-states to unoccupied Mn d-states. It is also concluded that the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> gap (calculated as ∼1.1 eV) should be smaller than the optical one (∼1.6 eV).</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_13");'>13</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li class="active"><span>15</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_15 --> <div id="page_16" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li class="active"><span>16</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="301"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90t5416W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90t5416W"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in multiterminal networks of Majorana bound states</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Weithofer, Luzie; Recher, Patrik; Schmidt, Thomas L.</p> <p>2014-11-01</p> <p>We investigate <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through multiterminal networks hosting Majorana bound states (MBS) in the framework of full counting statistics. In particular, we apply our general results to T-shaped junctions of two Majorana nanowires. When the wires are in the topologically nontrivial regime, three MBS are localized near the outer ends of the wires, while one MBS is localized near the crossing point, and when the lengths of the wires are finite adjacent MBS can overlap. We propose a combination of current and cross-correlation measurements to reveal the predicted coupling of four Majoranas in a topological T junction. Interestingly, we show that the elementary <span class="hlt">transport</span> processes at the central lead are different compared to the outer leads, giving rise to characteristic nonlocal signatures in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>. We find quantitative agreement between our analytical model and numerical simulations of a tight-binding model. Using the numerical simulations, we discuss the effect of weak disorder on the current and the cross-correlation functions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/documents/fullText/ACC0141.pdf','DOE-RDACC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/documents/fullText/ACC0141.pdf"><span>Helium, Iron and <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Particle <span class="hlt">Transport</span> and Energy <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Studies on the TFTR Tokamak</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/fieldedsearch.html">DOE R&D Accomplishments Database</a></p> <p>Synakowski, E. J.; Efthimion, P. C.; Rewoldt, G.; Stratton, B. C.; Tang, W. M.; Grek, B.; Hill, K. W.; Hulse, R. A.; Johnson, D .W.; Mansfield, D. K.; McCune, D.; Mikkelsen, D. R.; Park, H. K.; Ramsey, A. T.; Redi, M. H.; Scott, S. D.; Taylor, G.; Timberlake, J.; Zarnstorff, M. C. (Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Plasma Physics Lab.); Kissick, M. W. (Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States))</p> <p>1993-03-01</p> <p>Results from helium, iron, and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> on TFTR in L-mode and Supershot deuterium plasmas with the same toroidal field, plasma current, and neutral beam heating power are presented. They are compared to results from thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span> analysis based on power balance. Particle diffusivities and thermal conductivities are radially hollow and larger than neoclassical values, except possibly near the magnetic axis. The ion channel dominates over the <span class="hlt">electron</span> channel in both particle and thermal diffusion. A peaked helium profile, supported by inward convection that is stronger than predicted by neoclassical theory, is measured in the Supershot The helium profile shape is consistent with predictions from quasilinear electrostatic drift-wave theory. While the perturbative particle diffusion coefficients of all three species are similar in the Supershot, differences are found in the L-Mode. Quasilinear theory calculations of the ratios of impurity diffusivities are in good accord with measurements. Theory estimates indicate that the ion heat flux should be larger than the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux, consistent with power balance analysis. However, theoretical values of the ratio of the ion to <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux can be more than a factor of three larger than experimental values. A correlation between helium diffusion and ion thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span> is observed and has favorable implications for sustained ignition of a tokamak fusion reactor.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/603471','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/603471"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> structure of barium strontium titanate by soft-x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Uehara, Y.; Underwood, J.H.; Gullikson, E.M.; Perera, R.C.C.</p> <p>1997-04-01</p> <p>Perovskite-type titanates, such as Strontium Titanate (STO), Barium Titanate (BTO), and Lead Titanate (PTO) have been widely studied because they show good electric and optical properties. In recent years, thin films of Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) have been paid much attention as dielectrics of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) capacitors. BST is a better insulator with a higher dielectric constant than STO and can be controlled in a paraelectric phase with an appropriate ratio of Ba/Sr composition, however, few studies have been done on the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of the material. Studies of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of such materials can be beneficial, both for fundamental physics research and for improving technological applications. BTO is a famous ferroelectric material with a tetragonal structure, in which Ti and Ba atoms are slightly displaced from the lattice points. On the other hand, BST keeps a paraelectric phase, which means that the atoms are still at the cubic lattice points. It should be of great interest to see how this difference of the local structure around Ti atoms between BTO and BST effects the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of these two materials. In this report, the authors present the Ti L{sub 2,3} <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of STO, BTO, and BST measured with very high accuracy in energy of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> features.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/950776','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/950776"><span>Momentum <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in <span class="hlt">Electron</span>-Dominated Spherical Torus Plasmas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kaye, S. M.; Solomon, W.; Bell, R. E.; LeBlanc, B. P.; Levinton, F.; Menard, J.; Rewoldt, G.; Sabbagh, S.; Wang, W.; Yuh, H.</p> <p>2009-02-24</p> <p>The National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) operates between 0.35 and 0.55 T, which, when coupled to up to 7 MW of neutral beam injection, leads to central rotation velocities in excess of 300 km/s and ExB shearing rates up to 1 MHz. This level of ExB shear can be up to a factor of five greater than typical linear growth rates of long-wavelength ion (e.g., ITG) modes, at least partially suppressing these instabilities. Evidence for this turbulence suppression is that the inferred diffusive ion thermal flux in NSTX H-modes is often at the neoclassical level, and thus these plasmas operate in an <span class="hlt">electron</span>-dominated <span class="hlt">transport</span> regime. Analysis of experiments using n=3 magnetic fields to change plasma rotation indicate that local rotation shear influences local <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients, most notably the ion thermal diffusivity, in a manner consistent with suppression of the low-k turbulence by this rotation shear. The value of the effective momentum diffusivity, as inferred from steady-state momentum balance, is found to be larger than the neoclassical value. Results of perturbative experiments indicate inward pinch velocities up to 40 m/s and perturbative momentum diffusivities of up to 4 m2/s, which are larger by a factor of several than those values inferred from steady-state analysis. The inferred pinch velocity values are consistent with values based on theories in which low-k turbulence drives the inward momentum pinch. Thus, in Spherical Tori (STs), while the neoclassical ion energy <span class="hlt">transport</span> effects can be relatively high and dominate the ion energy <span class="hlt">transport</span>, the neoclassical momentum <span class="hlt">transport</span> effects are near zero, meaning that <span class="hlt">transport</span> of momentum is dominated by any low-k turbulence that exists.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JPhCS.774a2103P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JPhCS.774a2103P"><span><span class="hlt">Transport</span> properties of copper with excited <span class="hlt">electron</span> subsystem</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Petrov, Yu V.; Migdal, K. P.; Knyazev, D. V.; Inogamov, N. A.; Levashov, P. R.</p> <p>2016-11-01</p> <p>We have investigated <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of an <span class="hlt">electron</span> subsystem of copper heated by a femtosecond laser pulse. These properties change greatly in comparison with the room temperature solid metal. The <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature and pressure profiles significantly depend on these properties in bulk laser targets according to the two-temperature (2T) model. These profiles at the 2T stage are responsible for shock and rarefaction waves' formation. We have developed the analytical model of electroconductivity and heat conductivity of copper which takes into account changes of density, <span class="hlt">electron</span> and ion temperatures. The model is based on the solution of the Boltzmann equation in the relaxation time approximation for consideration of <span class="hlt">electron</span> collisions. Also we have carried out the first-principles calculations using the Kubo-Greenwood theory, methods of pseudopotential and linear augmented plane waves which are necessary to evaluate <span class="hlt">electron</span> wavefunctions. We have provided the check of convergence of all parameters of our first-principles calculations. The results of our analytical model for electro- and heat conductivities are in good agreement with the data obtained using the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017BGeo...14..683B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017BGeo...14..683B"><span>Long-distance <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> occurs globally in marine sediments</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Burdorf, Laurine D. W.; Tramper, Anton; Seitaj, Dorina; Meire, Lorenz; Hidalgo-Martinez, Silvia; Zetsche, Eva-Maria; Boschker, Henricus T. S.; Meysman, Filip J. R.</p> <p>2017-02-01</p> <p>Recently, long filamentous bacteria have been reported conducting <span class="hlt">electrons</span> over centimetre distances in marine sediments. These so-called cable bacteria perform an electrogenic form of sulfur oxidation, whereby long-distance <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> links sulfide oxidation in deeper sediment horizons to oxygen reduction in the upper millimetres of the sediment. Electrogenic sulfur oxidation exerts a strong impact on the local sediment biogeochemistry, but it is currently unknown how prevalent the process is within the seafloor. Here we provide a state-of-the-art assessment of its global distribution by combining new field observations with previous reports from the literature. This synthesis demonstrates that electrogenic sulfur oxidation, and hence microbial long-distance <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, is a widespread phenomenon in the present-day seafloor. The process is found in coastal sediments within different climate zones (off the Netherlands, Greenland, the USA, Australia) and thrives on a range of different coastal habitats (estuaries, salt marshes, mangroves, coastal hypoxic basins, intertidal flats). The combination of a widespread occurrence and a strong local geochemical imprint suggests that electrogenic sulfur oxidation could be an important, and hitherto overlooked, component of the marine cycle of carbon, sulfur and other elements.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009SSEle..53.1009S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009SSEle..53.1009S"><span><span class="hlt">Transport</span> properties in semiconductor-gas discharge <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Sadiq, Y.; (Yücel) Kurt, H.; Albarzanji, A. O.; Alekperov, S. D.; Salamov, B. G.</p> <p>2009-09-01</p> <p>Nonlinear electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> of semi-insulating (SI) GaAs detector in semiconductor-gas discharge IR image converter (SGDIC) are studied experimentally for a wide range of the gas pressures ( p = 28-55 Torr), interelectrode distances ( d = 445-525 μm) and inner electrode diameters ( D = 12-22 mm) of photocathode. The destabilization of homogeneous state observed in a planar dc-driven structure is due to nonlinear <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of GaAs photocathode. Experimental investigation of electrical instability in SGDIC structure was analyzed using hysteresis, N-shaped negative differential conductivity (NDC) current voltage characteristics (CVC) and dynamic behavior of current in a wide range of feeding voltage ( U = 590-1000 V) under different IR light intensities incident on cathode material. It is established that hysteresis are related to <span class="hlt">electron</span> capture and emission from EL2 deep center on the detector substrate. We have experimentally investigated domain velocity and <span class="hlt">electron</span> mobility based on well-understood transferred <span class="hlt">electron</span> effect (TEE) for abovementioned nonlinear electrical characteristics of SI GaAs. The experimental findings are in good agreement with estimated results reported by other independent authors.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009APS..MARL11009E','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009APS..MARL11009E"><span>Molecular orbital theory of ballistic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through molecules</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ernzerhof, Matthias; Rocheleau, Philippe; Goyer, Francois</p> <p>2009-03-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through molecules occurs, for instance, in STM imaging and in conductance measurements on molecular <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices (MEDs). To model these phenomena, we use a non-Hermitian model Hamiltonian [1] for the description of open systems that exchange current density with their environment. We derive qualitative, molecular-orbital-based rules relating molecular structure and conductance. We show how side groups attached to molecular conductors [2] can completely suppress the conductance. We discuss interference effects in aromatic molecules [3] that can also inhibit <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>. Rules are developed [1] for the prediction of Fano resonances. All these phenomena are explained with a molecular orbital theory [1,4] for molecules attached to macroscopic reservoirs. [1] F. Goyer, M. Ernzerhof, and M. Zhuang, JCP 126, 144104 (2007); M. Ernzerhof, JCP 127, 204709 (2007). [2] M. Ernzerhof, M. Zhuang, and P. Rocheleau, JCP 123, 134704 (2005); G. C. Solomon, D Q. Andrews, R P. Van Duyne, and M A. Ratner, JACS 130, 7788 (2008). [3] M. Ernzerhof, H. Bahmann, F. Goyer, M. Zhuang, and P. Rocheleau, JCTC 2, 1291 (2006); G. C. Solomon, D. Q. Andrews, R. P. Van Duyne, and M. A. Ratner, JCP 129, 054701 (2008). [4] B.T. Pickup, P.W. Fowler, CPL 459, 198 (2008); P. Rocheleau and M. Ernzerhof, JCP, submitted.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ChPhB..24g6102W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ChPhB..24g6102W"><span>Visible to deep ultraviolet range optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of <span class="hlt">electron</span> irradiated borosilicate glass</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, Tie-Shan; Duan, Bing-Huang; Tian, Feng; Peng, Hai-Bo; Chen, Liang; Zhang, Li-Min; Yuan, Wei</p> <p>2015-07-01</p> <p>To study the room-temperature stable defects induced by <span class="hlt">electron</span> irradiation, commercial borosilicate glasses were irradiated by 1.2 MeV <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and then ultraviolet (UV) optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> (OA) spectra were measured. Two characteristic bands were revealed before irradiation, and they were attributed to silicon dangling bond (E’-center) and Fe3+ species, respectively. The existence of Fe3+ was confirmed by <span class="hlt">electron</span> paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements. After irradiation, the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra revealed irradiation-induced changes, while the content of E’-center did not change in the deep ultraviolet (DUV) region. The slightly reduced OA spectra at 4.9 eV was supposed to transform Fe3+ species to Fe2+ species and this transformation leads to the appearance of 4.3 eV OA band. By calculating intensity variation, the transformation of Fe was estimated to be about 5% and the optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> cross section of Fe2+ species is calculated to be 2.2 times larger than that of Fe3+ species. Peroxy linkage (POL, ≡Si-O-O-Si≡), which results in a 3.7 eV OA band, is speculated not to be from Si-O bond break but from Si-O-B bond, Si-O-Al bond, or Si-O-Na bond break. The co-presence defect with POL is probably responsible for 2.9-eV OA band. Project supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (Grant No. lzujbky-2014-16).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002AcSpA..58..239H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2002AcSpA..58..239H"><span>Solvent effects on the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra and acid strength of some substituted pyridinols</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Hashem, Elham Y.; Saleh, Magda S.</p> <p>2002-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of some substituted pyridinols in organic solvents of different polarities are studied. Also, the solvent effects on the intramolecular charge transfer bands are discussed using various solvent parameters. The acid-base equilibria of the compounds used are studied spectrophotometrically in various mixed aqueous solvents at 25 °C and 0.1 M ionic strength (NaClO 4). Furthermore, the influence of the solvents on the dissociation constants and tautomeric equilibria of a pyridinol derivatives are discussed. The effect of molecular structure of the pyridinols on the p K's is also examined.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20370224','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20370224"><span>Note: Measurement of saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by intense vacuum ultraviolet free <span class="hlt">electron</span> laser using fluorescent material.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Inubushi, Y; Yoneda, H; Higashiya, A; Ishikawa, T; Kimura, H; Kumagai, T; Morimoto, S; Nagasono, M; Ohashi, H; Sato, F; Tanaka, T; Togashi, T; Tono, K; Yabashi, M; Yamaguchi, Y; Kodama, R</p> <p>2010-03-01</p> <p>Advances in free <span class="hlt">electron</span> lasers (FELs) which generate high energy photons are expected to open novel nonlinear optics in the x-ray and vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) regions. In this paper, we report a new method for performing VUV-FEL focusing experiments. A VUV-FEL was focused with Kirkpatrick-Baez optics on a multilayer target, which contains fused silica as a fluorescent material. By measuring the fluorescence, a 5.6x4.9 microm(2) focal spot was observed in situ. Fluorescence was used to measure the saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of VUV pulses in the tin layer. The transmission increases nonlinearly higher with increasing laser intensity.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009APS..SHK.B3002M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009APS..SHK.B3002M"><span>Molecular scale shock response: <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy of laser shocked explosives</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>McGrane, Shawn; Whitley, Von; Moore, David; Bolme, Cindy; Eakins, Daniel</p> <p>2009-06-01</p> <p>Single shot spectroscopies are being employed to answer questions fundamental to shock initiation of explosives. The goals are to: 1) determine the extent to which <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitations are, or are not, involved in shock induced reactions, 2) test the multiphonon up-pumping hypothesis in explosives, and 3) provide data on the initial evolution of temperature and chemistry following the shock loading of explosives on scales amenable to comparison to molecular dynamics simulations. The data presented in this talk are focused on answering the first question. Recent experimental results measuring the time history of ultraviolet/visible <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy of laser shocked explosive thin films and single crystals will be discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15067707','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15067707"><span>The effect of delta G on the <span class="hlt">transport</span> and oral <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of macromolecules.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Salama, Noha N; Fasano, Alessio; Thakar, Manjusha; Eddington, Natalie D</p> <p>2004-05-01</p> <p>Delta G (DeltaG) is the biologically active fragment of Zonula Occludens Toxin (Zot), an <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancer, that reversibly opens the tight junctions of epithelial and endothelial cells in the small intestine and brain. This study evaluates the possible use of DeltaG in enhancing the oral bioavailability of macromolecules using large paracellular markers as model agents. The <span class="hlt">transport</span> of [(14)C]Inulin and [(14)C]PEG4000 was evaluated across Caco-2 cells with DeltaG (0, 100, 180 microg/ml). The apparent permeability coefficients (P(app)) were calculated. The in vitro toxicity of DeltaG (180 microg/ml) was assessed. Sprague Dawley rats were dosed intraduodenally (ID) with the following treatments: [(14)C]Inulin or [(14)C]PEG4000 (30 microci/kg) w/o DeltaG (720 microg/kg)/protease inhibitors (PI). Blood was collected and plasma was analyzed for radioactivity. DeltaG (180 microg/ml) increased [(14)C]Inulin and [(14)C]PEG4000 P(app) by 82.6 and 24.4%, respectively, without any toxicity. After ID administration with DeltaG/PI, C(max) and AUC were significantly (p < 0.05) increased for both Inulin and PEG4000. However, Inulin displayed greater enhancement ratios in vitro and in vivo. This study suggests that DeltaG may be used to enhance the oral bioavailability of macromolecules (e.g., proteins) after coadministration through modulation of paracellular <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10183507','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/10183507"><span>Studies of local <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> on TFTR</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Fredrickson, E.D.; Chang, Z.Y.; Janos, A.; McGuire, K.M.; Scott, S.; Taylor, G.</p> <p>1993-08-16</p> <p>The anomalously fast relaxation of the perturbations to the <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature profile caused by a sawtooth crash has been studied extensively on TFTR. We will show that on a short timescale the heat pulse is not simply diffusive as has been generally assumed, but that modeling of the heat pulse requires a transient enhancement in {chi}{sub e} following the sawtooth crash. It will be shown that the time-dependent enhancement in {chi}{sub e} predicted by non-linear thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span> models, i.e., incremental {chi} models or the Rebut-Lallia-Watkins <span class="hlt">transport</span> model, is much smaller than that required to explain the anomalies in the heat pulse propagation.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000PhPl....7.2810B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000PhPl....7.2810B"><span>Linear delta-f simulations of nonlocal <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Brunner, S.; Valeo, E.; Krommes, J. A.</p> <p>2000-07-01</p> <p>Nonlocal <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations are carried out by making use of some of the techniques developed previously for extending the δf method to <span class="hlt">transport</span> time scale simulations [S. Brunner, E. Valeo, and J. Krommes, Phys. Plasmas 6, 4504 (1999)]. By considering the relaxation of small amplitude temperature perturbations of an homogeneous Maxwellian background, only the linearized Fokker-Planck equation has to be solved, and direct comparisons can be made with the equivalent, nonlocal hydrodynamic approach [V. Yu. Bychenkov et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4405 (1995)]. A quasineutrality-conserving algorithm is derived for computing the self-consistent electric fields driving the return currents. In the low-collisionality regime, results illustrate the importance of taking account of nonlocality in both space and time.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5197113','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/5197113"><span>Conservative differencing of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> Fokker-Planck <span class="hlt">transport</span> equation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Langdon, A.B.</p> <p>1981-01-12</p> <p>We need to extend the applicability and improve the accuracy of kinetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> codes. In this paper, special attention is given to modelling of e-e collisions, including the dominant contributions arising from anisotropy. The electric field and spatial gradient terms are also considered. I construct finite-difference analogues to the Fokker-Planck integral-differential collision operator, which conserve the particle number, momentum and energy integrals (sums) regardless of the coarseness of the velocity zoning. Such properties are usually desirable, but are especially useful, for example, when there are spatial regions and/or time intervals in which the plasma is cool, so that the collision operator acts rapidly and the velocity distribution is poorly resolved, yet it is crucial that gross conservation properties be respected in hydro-<span class="hlt">transport</span> applications, such as in the LASNEX code. Some points are raised concerning spatial differencing and time integration.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984PhRvB..29.6879H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984PhRvB..29.6879H"><span>Intersoliton hopping <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in molecular crystals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Howard, I. A.; Conwell, E. M.</p> <p>1984-06-01</p> <p>Quarter-filled-band quasi-one-dimensional compounds which exhibit large Coulomb repulsion between two <span class="hlt">electrons</span> on the same site ("large U") can support the formation of fractionally charged solitons. <span class="hlt">Electron</span> hopping between solitons may contribute substantially to <span class="hlt">transport</span> in these materials. We calculate the intersoliton <span class="hlt">electron</span> hopping rate for transitions mediated by intramolecular phonons and by acoustic phonons. Acoustic phonons are found to be much less effective and are expected to contribute significantly only when intramolecular phonons are not excited or cannot satisfy conservation of energy. For the case of intramolecular phonons, we consider both hopping of an <span class="hlt">electron</span> from a soliton pinned by an impurity to a second soliton which then becomes pinned, and hopping between a pair of solitons, one of which remains free to move. [Owing to the large on-chain dielectric constant (~ 100-1000) in these materials, the solitons are probably not bound except at low temperatures.] The transition rates are used to find the hopping mobility for <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the soliton levels. Evaluation of the mobility due to the different hopping mechanisms for (N-methylphenazinium)0.54(phenazine)0.46 tetracyanoquinodimethane [(NMP)0.54(Phen)0.46-(TCNQ)] at a temperature of 100 K suggests that, unlike the polyacetylene case, the predominant process at temperatures >~100 K is on-chain hopping, due to the large interchain distances involved. We find a mobility at 100 K of 0.06-1.03 cm2/V sec due to on-chain hopping, mediated by intramolecular phonons, between pinned and free solitons. This mobility should increase at higher temperatures. The thermoelectric power due to the various <span class="hlt">electron</span> hopping processes is calculated as well. We find that for hopping processes involving transitions between pinned and free solitons there is a term in the thermopower involving the soliton pinning energy, in addition to the usual term involving <span class="hlt">electronic</span> energy levels.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015Nanos...715284H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015Nanos...715284H"><span>Epitaxial 1D <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> layers for high-performance perovskite solar cells</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Han, Gill Sang; Chung, Hyun Suk; Kim, Dong Hoe; Kim, Byeong Jo; Lee, Jin-Wook; Park, Nam-Gyu; Cho, In Sun; Lee, Jung-Kun; Lee, Sangwook; Jung, Hyun Suk</p> <p>2015-09-01</p> <p>We demonstrate high-performance perovskite solar cells with excellent <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties using a one-dimensional (1D) <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> layer (ETL). The 1D array-based ETL is comprised of 1D SnO2 nanowires (NWs) array grown on a F:SnO2 transparent conducting oxide substrate and rutile TiO2 nanoshells epitaxially grown on the surface of the 1D SnO2 NWs. The optimized devices show more than 95% internal quantum yield at 750 nm, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.2%. The high quantum yield is attributed to dramatically enhanced <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the epitaxial TiO2 layer, compared to that in conventional nanoparticle-based mesoporous TiO2 (mp-TiO2) layers. In addition, the open space in the 1D array-based ETL increases the prevalence of uniform TiO2/perovskite junctions, leading to reproducible device performance with a high fill factor. This work offers a method to achieve reproducible, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with high-speed <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.We demonstrate high-performance perovskite solar cells with excellent <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties using a one-dimensional (1D) <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> layer (ETL). The 1D array-based ETL is comprised of 1D SnO2 nanowires (NWs) array grown on a F:SnO2 transparent conducting oxide substrate and rutile TiO2 nanoshells epitaxially grown on the surface of the 1D SnO2 NWs. The optimized devices show more than 95% internal quantum yield at 750 nm, and a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 14.2%. The high quantum yield is attributed to dramatically enhanced <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the epitaxial TiO2 layer, compared to that in conventional nanoparticle-based mesoporous TiO2 (mp-TiO2) layers. In addition, the open space in the 1D array-based ETL increases the prevalence of uniform TiO2/perovskite junctions, leading to reproducible device performance with a high fill factor. This work offers a method to achieve reproducible, high-efficiency perovskite solar cells with high-speed <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/971443','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/971443"><span>Electrokinesis is a microbial behavior that requires extracellular <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Harris, Howard W.; El-Naggar, Mohamed Y.; Bretschger, Orianna; Ward, Melissa J.; Romine, Margaret F.; Obraztsova, Anna; Nealson, Kenneth H.</p> <p>2010-01-05</p> <p>Shewanella species are widespread in nature, enjoying a cosmopolitan distribution in marine,freshwater, sedimentary and soil environments (1), and have attracted considerable attention in recent years because of their ability to reduce an extensive number of different <span class="hlt">electron</span> 3 acceptors, including the solid (oxy)hydroxides of iron and manganese, such as Fe(OH)3 and MnO2, using one or more proposed mechanisms of extracellular <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> (EET) (2, 3). The EET ability of Shewanella species is consistent with their ability to generate electric current in microbial fuel cells in the absence of exogenous <span class="hlt">electron</span> shuttles (4). Various strategies of extracellular <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer have been proposed in metal-reducing microbes, including naturally-occurring (2) or biogenic (5-7) soluble mediators that ‘shuttle’ <span class="hlt">electrons</span> from cells to acceptors, as well as direct transfer using multiheme cytochromes located on the cell exterior (8) and transfer via conductive nanowires (9-11). S. oneidensis MR-1 features several proteins that are involved with the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> to the exterior of the cell where they play an important role with regard to the reduction of solid <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptors such as metal oxides. These include two outer-membrane decaheme c-type cytochromes (MtrC and OmcA), a membrane spanning protein (MtrB), and two periplasmic multi-heme c-type cytochromes (MtrA and CymA). Deletion of the genes encoding any of these proteins leads to phenotypes that are greatly inhibited with regard to metal-oxide reduction and current production in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) (12, 13). The mutation of genes that code for proteins involved in the movement of cytochromes to the outer membrane also results in loss of metal-reducing phenotypes (13). The shewanellae are highly motile, by virtue of a single polar flagellum, and individual S. oneidensis MR-1 cells have been tracked swimming at speeds of up to, and sometimes over, 100 μm/sec, although the average</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhDT.........6B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhDT.........6B"><span>Nanoscale <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and ions in water</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Boynton, Paul Christopher</p> <p></p> <p>The following dissertation discusses the theoretical study of water on the nanoscale, often involved with essential biological molecules such as DNA and proteins. First I introduce the study of water on the nanoscale and how experimentalists approach confinement with nanopores and nanogaps. Then I discuss the theoretical method we choose for understanding this important biological medium on the molecular level, namely classical molecular dynamics. This leads into <span class="hlt">transport</span> mechanisms that utilize water on the nanoscale, in our case <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and ionic <span class="hlt">transport</span>. On the scale of mere nanometers or less <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in water enters the tunneling regime, requiring the use of a quantum treatment. In addition, I discuss the importance of water in ionic <span class="hlt">transport</span> and its known effects on biological phenomena such as ion selectivity. Water also has great influence over DNA and proteins, which are both introduced in the context of nanopore sequencing. Several techniques for nanopore sequencing are examined and the importance of protein sequencing is explained. In Chapter 2, we study the effect of volumetric constraints on the structure and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of distilled water in a nanopore with embedded electrodes. Combining classical molecular dynamics simulations with quantum scattering theory, we show that the structural motifs water assumes inside the pore can be probed directly by tunneling. In Chapter 3, we propose an improvement to the original sequencing by tunneling method, in which N pairs of electrodes are built in series along a synthetic nanochannel. Each current time series for each nucleobase is cross-correlated together, reducing noise in the signals. We show using random sampling of data from classical molecular dynamics, that indeed the sequencing error is significantly reduced as the number of pairs of electrodes, N, increases. In Chapter 4, we propose a new technique for de novo protein sequencing that involves translocating a</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_14");'>14</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li class="active"><span>16</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_16 --> <div id="page_17" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li class="active"><span>17</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="321"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22269317','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22269317"><span>Study of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of doped 8AGNR</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Sharma, Uma Shankar; Srivastava, Anurag; Verma, U. P.</p> <p>2014-04-24</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of 8-armchair graphene nanoribbon (8AGNR) with defect at different sites are investigated by performing first-principles calculations based on density functional theory (DFT). The calculated results show that the 8AGNR are semiconductor. The introduction of 3d transition metals, creates the nondegenerate states in the conduction band, makes 8AGNR metallic. The computed transmission spectrum confirms that AGNR are semiconducting in nature and their band gap remain unchanged and localized states appear when there is vacancy in their structures, and the conductance decreases due to defects compared with the pristine nanoribbon.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21612543','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21612543"><span>Calculation of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients of Ag and Au plasma</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Apfelbaum, E. M.</p> <p>2011-12-15</p> <p>The thermoelectric <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients of silver and gold plasma have been calculated within the relaxation-time approximation. We considered temperatures of 10-100 kK and densities of {rho} < or approx. 1 g/cm{sup 3}. The plasma composition was calculated using a corresponding system of coupled mass action laws, including the atom ionization up to +4. For momentum cross sections of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-atom scattering we used the most accurate expressions available. The results of our modeling have been compared with other researchers' data whenever possible.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11088933','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11088933"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in argon in crossed electric and magnetic fields</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Ness; Makabe</p> <p>2000-09-01</p> <p>An investigation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in argon in the presence of crossed electric and magnetic fields is carried out over a wide range of values of electric and magnetic field strengths. Values of mean energy, ionization rate, drift velocity, and diffusion tensor are reported here. Two unexpected phenomena arise; for certain values of electric and magnetic field we find regions where the swarm mean energy decreases with increasing electric fields for a fixed magnetic field and regions where swarm mean energy increases with increasing magnetic field for a fixed electric field.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3752901','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3752901"><span>Contribution of Abcc4-Mediated Gastric <span class="hlt">Transport</span> to the <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> and Efficacy of Dasatinib</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Fujita, Ken-ichi; Li, Lie; Gibson, Alice A.; Janke, Laura J.; Williams, Richard T.; Schuetz, John D.; Sparreboom, Alex; Baker, Sharyn D.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Purpose Several oral multikinase inhibitors are known to interact in vitro with the human ATP-binding cassette <span class="hlt">transporter</span> ABCC4 (MRP4), but the in vivo relevance of this interaction remains poorly understood. We hypothesized that host ABCC4 activity may influence the pharmacokinetic profile of dasatinib and subsequently affect its antitumor properties. Experimental Design <span class="hlt">Transport</span> of dasatinib was studied in cells transfected with human ABCC4 or the ortholog mouse <span class="hlt">transporter</span>, Abcc4. Pharmacokinetic studies were done in wildtype and Abcc4-null mice. The influence of Abcc4-deficiency on dasatinib efficacy was evaluated in a model of Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) by injection of luciferase-positive, p185(BCR-ABL)-expressing Arf(−/−) pre-B cells. Results Dasatinib accumulation was significantly changed in cells over-expressing ABCC4 or Abcc4 compared to control cells (P<0.001). Deficiency of Abcc4 in vivo was associated with a 1.75-fold decrease in systemic exposure to oral dasatinib, but had no influence on the pharmacokinetics of i.v. dasatinib. Abcc4 was found to be highly expressed in the stomach, and dasatinib efflux from isolated mouse stomachs ex vivo was impaired by Abcc4-deficiency (P<0.01), without any detectable changes in gastric pH. Abcc4-null mice receiving dasatinib had an increase in leukemic burden, based on bioluminescence imaging, and decreased overall survival compared to wildtype mice (P=0.048). Conclusions This study suggests that Abcc4 in the stomach facilitates the oral <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of dasatinib, and it possibly plays a similar role for other orally-administered substrates, such as acetylsalicylic acid. This phenomenon also provides a mechanistic explanation for the malabsorption of certain drugs following gastric resection. PMID:23794731</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006APS..MARZ37013T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006APS..MARZ37013T"><span>Theory of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-vibration coupling in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> of molecular bridges</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tsukada, Masaru; Mitsutake, Kunihiro</p> <p>2006-03-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through molecules connecting nano-electrodes is the key issue for molecular devices. The competition and coexistence of the coherent and dissipative <span class="hlt">transport</span> are unresolved issue, in spite of its importance. In this work, this problem is investigated by a novel theoretical approach of an ab initio molecular orbital model with combining polaron effect. When carriers are injected into molecules from electrodes, the structure of the molecule changes, which leads the coupling term of the <span class="hlt">electron</span>/hole and the molecular vibration. The model Hamiltonian for the thiophene oligomer is solved by a variational approach, and a mixed states of dressed polaron with molecular orbital states mediated by the phonon cloud is found. The former and latter are predominant for small or large transfer integral, respectively. The excited states can be calculated in the same framework as the ground state. The overall carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties can be analyzed by solving the master equation with the transition rate estimated by the golden rule including the phonon degrees of freedom. In this theoretical approach, the coherent and dissipative <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through molecular bridges can be described in a uniform systematic way.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3896775','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3896775"><span>Orthogonally modulated molecular <span class="hlt">transport</span> junctions for resettable <span class="hlt">electronic</span> logic gates</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Meng, Fanben; Hervault, Yves-Marie; Shao, Qi; Hu, Benhui; Norel, Lucie; Rigaut, Stéphane; Chen, Xiaodong</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Individual molecules have been demonstrated to exhibit promising applications as functional components in the fabrication of computing nanocircuits. Based on their advantage in chemical tailorability, many molecular devices with advanced <span class="hlt">electronic</span> functions have been developed, which can be further modulated by the introduction of external stimuli. Here, orthogonally modulated molecular <span class="hlt">transport</span> junctions are achieved via chemically fabricated nanogaps functionalized with dithienylethene units bearing organometallic ruthenium fragments. The addressable and stepwise control of molecular isomerization can be repeatedly and reversibly completed with a judicious use of the orthogonal optical and electrochemical stimuli to reach the controllable switching of conductivity between two distinct states. These photo-/electro-cooperative nanodevices can be applied as resettable <span class="hlt">electronic</span> logic gates for Boolean computing, such as a two-input OR and a three-input AND-OR. The proof-of-concept of such logic gates demonstrates the possibility to develop multifunctional molecular devices by rational chemical design. PMID:24394717</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhyE...82..129F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhyE...82..129F"><span>Reprint of : Time dependent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in chiral edge channels</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Fève, G.; Berroir, J.-M.; Plaçais, B.</p> <p>2016-08-01</p> <p>We study time dependent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> along the chiral edge channels of the quantum Hall regime, focusing on the role of Coulomb interaction. In the low frequency regime, the a.c. conductance can be derived from a lumped element description of the circuit. At higher frequencies, the propagation equations of the Coulomb coupled edge channels need to be solved. As a consequence of the interchannel coupling, a charge pulse emitted in a given channel fractionalized in several pulses. In particular, Coulomb interaction between channels leads to the fractionalization of a charge pulse emitted in a given channel in several pulses. We finally study how the Coulomb interaction, and in particular the fractionalization process, affects the propagation of a single <span class="hlt">electron</span> in the circuit. All the above-mentioned topics are illustrated by experimental realizations.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JChPh.146i2302K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JChPh.146i2302K"><span>Structure dependent spin selectivity in <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through oligopeptides</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kiran, Vankayala; Cohen, Sidney R.; Naaman, Ron</p> <p>2017-03-01</p> <p>The chiral-induced spin selectivity (CISS) effect entails spin-selective <span class="hlt">electron</span> transmission through chiral molecules. In the present study, the spin filtering ability of chiral, helical oligopeptide monolayers of two different lengths is demonstrated using magnetic conductive probe atomic force microscopy. Spin-specific nanoscale <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> studies elucidate that the spin polarization is higher for 14-mer oligopeptides than that of the 10-mer. We also show that the spin filtering ability can be tuned by changing the tip-loading force applied on the molecules. The spin selectivity decreases with increasing applied force, an effect attributed to the increased ratio of radius to pitch of the helix upon compression and increased tilt angles between the molecular axis and the surface normal. The method applied here provides new insights into the parameters controlling the CISS effect.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23000927','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23000927"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> Spin Resonance and optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopic studies of manganese centers in aluminium lead borate glasses.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>SivaRamaiah, G; LakshmanaRao, J</p> <p>2012-12-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electron</span> Spin Resonance (ESR) and optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> studies of 5Al(2)O(3)+75H(3)BO(3)+(20-x)PbO+xMnSO(4) (where x=0.5, 1,1.5 and 2 mol% of MnSO(4)) glasses at room temperature have been studied. The ESR spectrum of all the glasses exhibits resonance signals with effective isotropic g values at ≈2.0, 3.3 and 4.3. The ESR resonance signal at isotropic g≈2.0 has been attributed to Mn(2+) centers in an octahedral symmetry. The ESR resonance signals at isotropic g≈3.3 and 4.3 have been attributed to the rhombic symmetry of the Mn(2+) ions. The zero-field splitting parameter (zfs) has been calculated from the intensities of the allowed hyperfine lines. The optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum exhibits an intense band in the visible region and it has been attributed to (5)E(g)→(5)T(2g) transition of Mn(3+)centers in an octahedral environment. The optical band gap and the Urbach energies have been calculated from the ultraviolet <span class="hlt">absorption</span> edges.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28083541','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28083541"><span>Localized holes and delocalized <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in photoexcited inorganic perovskites: Watching each atomic actor by picosecond X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Santomauro, Fabio G; Grilj, Jakob; Mewes, Lars; Nedelcu, Georgian; Yakunin, Sergii; Rossi, Thomas; Capano, Gloria; Al Haddad, André; Budarz, James; Kinschel, Dominik; Ferreira, Dario S; Rossi, Giacomo; Gutierrez Tovar, Mario; Grolimund, Daniel; Samson, Valerie; Nachtegaal, Maarten; Smolentsev, Grigory; Kovalenko, Maksym V; Chergui, Majed</p> <p>2017-07-01</p> <p>We report on an element-selective study of the fate of charge carriers in photoexcited inorganic CsPbBr3 and CsPb(ClBr)3 perovskite nanocrystals in toluene solutions using time-resolved X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy with 80 ps time resolution. Probing the Br K-edge, the Pb L3-edge, and the Cs L2-edge, we find that holes in the valence band are localized at Br atoms, forming small polarons, while <span class="hlt">electrons</span> appear as delocalized in the conduction band. No signature of either <span class="hlt">electronic</span> or structural changes is observed at the Cs L2-edge. The results at the Br and Pb edges suggest the existence of a weakly localized exciton, while the absence of signatures at the Cs edge indicates that the Cs(+) cation plays no role in the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span>, at least beyond 80 ps. This first, time-resolved element-specific study of perovskites helps understand the rather modest charge carrier mobilities in these materials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5178717','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5178717"><span>Localized holes and delocalized <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in photoexcited inorganic perovskites: Watching each atomic actor by picosecond X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Santomauro, Fabio G.; Grilj, Jakob; Mewes, Lars; Nedelcu, Georgian; Yakunin, Sergii; Rossi, Thomas; Capano, Gloria; Al Haddad, André; Budarz, James; Kinschel, Dominik; Ferreira, Dario S.; Rossi, Giacomo; Gutierrez Tovar, Mario; Grolimund, Daniel; Samson, Valerie; Nachtegaal, Maarten; Smolentsev, Grigory; Kovalenko, Maksym V.; Chergui, Majed</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>We report on an element-selective study of the fate of charge carriers in photoexcited inorganic CsPbBr3 and CsPb(ClBr)3 perovskite nanocrystals in toluene solutions using time-resolved X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy with 80 ps time resolution. Probing the Br K-edge, the Pb L3-edge, and the Cs L2-edge, we find that holes in the valence band are localized at Br atoms, forming small polarons, while <span class="hlt">electrons</span> appear as delocalized in the conduction band. No signature of either <span class="hlt">electronic</span> or structural changes is observed at the Cs L2-edge. The results at the Br and Pb edges suggest the existence of a weakly localized exciton, while the absence of signatures at the Cs edge indicates that the Cs+ cation plays no role in the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span>, at least beyond 80 ps. This first, time-resolved element-specific study of perovskites helps understand the rather modest charge carrier mobilities in these materials. PMID:28083541</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90v0303D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90v0303D"><span>Interplay of <span class="hlt">electron</span> heating and saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in ultrafast extreme ultraviolet transmission of condensed matter</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Di Cicco, Andrea; Hatada, Keisuke; Giangrisostomi, Erika; Gunnella, Roberto; Bencivenga, Filippo; Principi, Emiliano; Masciovecchio, Claudio; Filipponi, Adriano</p> <p>2014-12-01</p> <p>High intensity pulses obtained by modern extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and x-ray photon sources allows the observation of peculiar phenomena in condensed matter. Experiments performed at the Fermi@Elettra FEL-1 free-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-laser source at 23.7, 33.5, and 37.5 eV on Al thin films, for an intermediate-fluence range up to about 20 J /cm2, show evidence for a nonmonotonic EUV transmission trend. A decreasing transmission up to about 5 -10 J /cm2 is followed by an increase at higher fluence, associated with saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> effects. The present findings are interpreted within a simplified three-channel model, showing that an account of the interplay between ultrafast <span class="hlt">electron</span> heating and saturation effects is required to explain the observed transmission trend.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhDT........48J','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhDT........48J"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> structure measurements of metal-organic solar cell dyes using x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Johnson, Phillip S.</p> <p></p> <p>The focus of this thesis is twofold: to report the results of X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> studies of metal-organic dye molecules for dye-sensitized solar cells and to provide a basic training manual on X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy techniques and data analysis. The purpose of our research on solar cell dyes is to work toward an understanding of the factors influencing the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of the dye: the choice of the metal, its oxidation state, ligands, and cage structure. First we study the effect of replacing Ru in several common dye structures by Fe. First-principles calculations and X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy at the C 1s and N 1s edges are combined to investigate transition metal dyes in octahedral and square planar N cages. Octahedral molecules are found to have a downward shift in the N 1s-to-pi* transition energy and an upward shift in C 1s-to-pi* transition energy when Ru is replaced by Fe, explained by an extra transfer of negative charge from Fe to the N ligands compared to Ru. For the square planar molecules, the behavior is more complex because of the influence of axial ligands and oxidation state. Next the crystal field parameters for a series of phthalocyanine and porphyrins dyes are systematically determined using density functional calculations and atomic multiplet calculations with polarization-dependent X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra. The polarization dependence of the spectra provides information on orbital symmetries which ensures the determination of the crystal field parameters is unique. A uniform downward scaling of the calculated crystal field parameters by 5-30% is found to be necessary to best fit the spectra. This work is a part of the ongoing effort to design and test new solar cell dyes. Replacing the rare metal Ru with abundant metals like Fe would be a significant advance for dye-sensitized solar cells. Understanding the effects of changing the metal centers in these dyes in terms of optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, charge transfer, and <span class="hlt">electronic</span></p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24351093','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24351093"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> limitation in P3HT:CdSe nanorods hybrid solar cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lek, Jun Yan; Xing, Guichuan; Sum, Tze Chien; Lam, Yeng Ming</p> <p>2014-01-22</p> <p>Hybrid solar cells have the potential to be efficient solar-energy-harvesting devices that can combine the benefits of solution-processable organic materials and the extended <span class="hlt">absorption</span> offered by inorganic materials. In this work, an understanding of the factors limiting the performance of hybrid solar cells is explored. Through photovoltaic-device characterization correlated with transient <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy measurements, it was found that the interfacial charge transfer between the organic (P3HT) and inorganic (CdSe nanorods) components is not the factor limiting the performance of these solar cells. The insulating original ligands retard the charge recombination between the charge-transfer states across the CdSe-P3HT interface, and this is actually beneficial for charge collection. These cells are, in fact, limited by the subsequent <span class="hlt">electron</span> collection via CdSe nanoparticles to the electrodes. Hence, the design of a more continuous <span class="hlt">electron-transport</span> pathway should greatly improve the performance of hybrid solar cells in the future.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JPhCS.717a2043O','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016JPhCS.717a2043O"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> estimated from <span class="hlt">electron</span> spectra using <span class="hlt">electron</span> spectrometer in LFEX laser target experiments</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ozaki, T.; Hata, M.; Matsuo, K.; Kojima, S.; Arikawa, Y.; Fujioka, S.; Sakagami, H.; Sunahara, A.; Nagatomo, H.; Johzaki, T.; Yogo, A.; Morace, A.; Zhang, Z.; Shiraga, H.; Sakata, S.; Nagai, T.; Abe, Y.; Lee, S.; Nakai, M.; Nishimura, H.; Azechi, H.; FIREX Group; GXII-LFEX Group</p> <p>2016-05-01</p> <p>Hot <span class="hlt">electrons</span> which are generated from targets irradiated by a high-intense laser are measured by two <span class="hlt">electron</span> spectrometers (ESMs). However, total <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy observed by the ESM is only less than 1%. Hot <span class="hlt">electrons</span> are confined by self-fields due to the huge current. When an external magnetic field of several hundred Tesla is applied during the laser irradiation on targets, the ESM signals always increase. In the simulation, the same result can be obtained. The reason is that the Alfvén limit can be mitigated due to the external longitudinal magnetic field.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27023202','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27023202"><span>Dietary Lipid and Carbohydrate Interactions: Implications on Lipid and Glucose <span class="hlt">Absorption</span>, <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) Juveniles.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Castro, Carolina; Corraze, Geneviève; Basto, Ana; Larroquet, Laurence; Panserat, Stéphane; Oliva-Teles, Aires</p> <p>2016-06-01</p> <p>A digestibility trial was performed with gilthead sea bream juveniles (IBW = 72 g) fed four diets differing in lipid source (fish oil, FO; or a blend of vegetable oil, VO) and starch content (0 %, CH-; or 20 %, CH+) to evaluate the potential interactive effects between carbohydrates and VO on the processes involved in digestion, <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span> of lipids and glucose. In fish fed VO diets a decrease in lipid digestibility and in cholesterol (C), High Density Lipoprotein(HDL)-C and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)-C (only in CH+ group) were recorded. Contrarily, dietary starch induced postprandial hyperglycemia and time related alterations on serum triacylglycerol (TAG), phospholipid (PL) and C concentrations. Fish fed a CH+ diet presented lower serum TAG than CH- group at 6 h post-feeding, and the reverse was observed at 12 h post-feeding for TAG and PL. Lower serum C and PL at 6 h post-feeding were recorded only in VOCH+ group. No differences between groups were observed in hepatic and intestinal transcript levels of proteins involved in lipid <span class="hlt">transport</span> and hydrolysis (FABP, DGAT, GPAT, MTP, LPL, LCAT). Lower transcript levels of proteins related to lipid <span class="hlt">transport</span> (ApoB, ApoA1, FABP2) were observed in the intestine of fish fed the CH+ diet, but remained unchanged in the liver. Overall, transcriptional mechanisms involved in lipid <span class="hlt">transport</span> and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> were not linked to changes in lipid serum and digestibility. Dietary starch affected lipid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span>, probably due to a delay in lipid <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. This study suggests that a combination of dietary VO and starch may negatively affect cholesterol <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21811923','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21811923"><span>Effects of borneol on the intestinal <span class="hlt">transport</span> and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of two P-glycoprotein substrates in rats.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>He, Huijuan; Shen, Qi; Li, Jian</p> <p>2011-07-01</p> <p>As the most prevalent route of delivery, oral administration has the challenge of potentially low bioavailability in part because P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the intestinal tract affects <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. Therefore, <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancers or P-gp inhibitors are strategies to solve this problem. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of borneol on <span class="hlt">transportation</span> of colchicine and rhodamine123, two P-gp substrates, in rats. In vitro <span class="hlt">transportation</span> was assessed with a diffusion chamber system with isolated rat intestines. Different concentrations of borneol (10, 40 and 80 μg/mL) were prepared in solutions with two P-gp substrates compared with blank solutions. The in vivo effects on colchicine were assessed by a pharmacokinetic study. Borneol enhanced the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> of two P-gp substrates, which was relevant to the concentration. A pharmacokinetic study showed that in the presence of borneol, a significant increase in C(max) and AUC(0→8) of colchicine occurred when compared to colchicine alone. The study showed that borneol affected two P-gp substrates in the intestine, possibly by inhibiting the effects of P-gp and enhancing intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of drugs. Therefore, borneol could be developed as a P-gp inhibitor and <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> enhancer.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/763897','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/763897"><span>Interfacial Charge <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Organic <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Materials: the Key to a New <span class="hlt">Electronics</span> Technology</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Smith, D.L.; Campbell, I.H.; Davids, P.S.; Heller, C.M.; Laurich, B.K.; Crone, B.K.; Saxena, A.; Bishop, A.R.; Ferraris, J.P.; Yu, Z.G.</p> <p>1999-06-04</p> <p>This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The primary aim of this project is to obtain a basic scientific understanding of electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> processes at interfaces that contain an organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> material. Because of their processing advantages and the tunability of their <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties, organic <span class="hlt">electronic</span> materials are revolutionizing major technological areas such as information display. We completed an investigation of the fundamental <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation energies in the prototype conjugated polymer MEH-PPV. We completed a combined theoretical/experimental study of the energy relation between charged excitations in a conjugated polymer and the metal at a polymer/metal interface. We developed a theoretical model that explains injection currents at polymer/metal interfaces. We have made electrical measurements on devices fabricated using the conjugated polymer MEH-PPV a nd a series of metals.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19740039600&hterms=Infrared+radiation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3DInfrared%2Bradiation','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19740039600&hterms=Infrared+radiation&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3DInfrared%2Bradiation"><span>Free-free <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of infrared radiation in collisions of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> with neutral rare-gas atoms</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Stallcop, J. R.</p> <p>1974-01-01</p> <p>A relationship between the inverse bremsstrahlung <span class="hlt">absorption</span> cross section and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> neutral momentum transfer cross section has been utilized to determine the infrared free-free continuum <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient for the negative ions of helium, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon. The values of the momentum transfer cross section for this calculation have been obtained from experimental measurements. Analytical expressions for the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient have also been developed. From the results of this calculation, it is possible to determine the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient per unit <span class="hlt">electron</span> density per neutral atom for temperatures in the range from 2500 to 25,000 K. The results are compared with those from tabulations of previous calculations and those computed from theoretical values of the phase shifts for the elastic scattering of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> by neutral atoms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95c5430R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95c5430R"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in disordered MoS2 nanoribbons</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ridolfi, Emilia; Lima, Leandro R. F.; Mucciolo, Eduardo R.; Lewenkopf, Caio H.</p> <p>2017-01-01</p> <p>We study the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of zigzag and armchair monolayer molybdenum disulfide nanoribbons using an 11-band tight-binding model that accurately reproduces the material's bulk band structure near the band gap. We study the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of pristine zigzag and armchair nanoribbons, paying particular attention to the edges states that appear within the MoS2 bulk gap. By analyzing both their orbital composition and their local density of states, we find that in zigzag-terminated nanoribbons these states can be localized at a single edge for certain energies independent of the nanoribbon width. We also study the effects of disorder in these systems using the recursive Green's function technique. We show that for the zigzag nanoribbons, the conductance due to the edge states is strongly suppressed by short-range disorder such as vacancies. In contrast, the local density of states still shows edge localization. We also show that long-range disorder has a small effect on the <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of nanoribbons within the bulk gap energy window.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_15");'>15</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li class="active"><span>17</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_17 --> <div id="page_18" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li class="active"><span>18</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="341"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/477761','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/477761"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in coupled double quantum wells and wires</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Harff, N.E.; Simmons, J.A.; Lyo, S.K.</p> <p>1997-04-01</p> <p>Due to inter-quantum well tunneling, coupled double quantum wells (DQWs) contain an extra degree of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> freedom in the growth direction, giving rise to new <span class="hlt">transport</span> phenomena not found in single <span class="hlt">electron</span> layers. This report describes work done on coupled DQWs subject to inplane magnetic fields B{sub {parallel}}, and is based on the lead author`s doctoral thesis, successfully defended at Oregon State University on March 4, 1997. First, the conductance of closely coupled DQWs in B{sub {parallel}} is studied. B{sub {parallel}}-induced distortions in the dispersion, the density of states, and the Fermi surface are described both theoretically and experimentally, with particular attention paid to the dispersion anticrossing and resulting partial energy gap. Measurements of giant distortions in the effective mass are found to agree with theoretical calculations. Second, the Landau level spectra of coupled DQWs in tilted magnetic fields is studied. The magnetoresistance oscillations show complex beating as Landau levels from the two Fermi surface components cross the Fermi level. A third set of oscillations resulting from magnetic breakdown is observed. A semiclassical calculation of the Landau level spectra is then performed, and shown to agree exceptionally well with the data. Finally, quantum wires and quantum point contacts formed in DQW structures are investigated. Anticrossings of the one-dimensional DQW dispersion curves are predicted to have interesting <span class="hlt">transport</span> effects in these devices. Difficulties in sample fabrication have to date prevented experimental verification. However, recently developed techniques to overcome these difficulties are described.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5379059','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5379059"><span>Plasmonic hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> drives nano-localized chemistry</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Cortés, Emiliano; Xie, Wei; Cambiasso, Javier; Jermyn, Adam S.; Sundararaman, Ravishankar; Narang, Prineha; Schlücker, Sebastian; Maier, Stefan A.</p> <p>2017-01-01</p> <p>Nanoscale localization of electromagnetic fields near metallic nanostructures underpins the fundamentals and applications of plasmonics. The unavoidable energy loss from plasmon decay, initially seen as a detriment, has now expanded the scope of plasmonic applications to exploit the generated hot carriers. However, quantitative understanding of the spatial localization of these hot carriers, akin to electromagnetic near-field maps, has been elusive. Here we spatially map hot-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-driven reduction chemistry with 15 nm resolution as a function of time and electromagnetic field polarization for different plasmonic nanostructures. We combine experiments employing a six-<span class="hlt">electron</span> photo-recycling process that modify the terminal group of a self-assembled monolayer on plasmonic silver nanoantennas, with theoretical predictions from first-principles calculations of non-equilibrium hot-carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> in these systems. The resulting localization of reactive regions, determined by hot-carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> from high-field regions, paves the way for improving efficiency in hot-carrier extraction science and nanoscale regio-selective surface chemistry. PMID:28348402</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28348402','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28348402"><span>Plasmonic hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> drives nano-localized chemistry.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Cortés, Emiliano; Xie, Wei; Cambiasso, Javier; Jermyn, Adam S; Sundararaman, Ravishankar; Narang, Prineha; Schlücker, Sebastian; Maier, Stefan A</p> <p>2017-03-28</p> <p>Nanoscale localization of electromagnetic fields near metallic nanostructures underpins the fundamentals and applications of plasmonics. The unavoidable energy loss from plasmon decay, initially seen as a detriment, has now expanded the scope of plasmonic applications to exploit the generated hot carriers. However, quantitative understanding of the spatial localization of these hot carriers, akin to electromagnetic near-field maps, has been elusive. Here we spatially map hot-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-driven reduction chemistry with 15 nm resolution as a function of time and electromagnetic field polarization for different plasmonic nanostructures. We combine experiments employing a six-<span class="hlt">electron</span> photo-recycling process that modify the terminal group of a self-assembled monolayer on plasmonic silver nanoantennas, with theoretical predictions from first-principles calculations of non-equilibrium hot-carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> in these systems. The resulting localization of reactive regions, determined by hot-carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> from high-field regions, paves the way for improving efficiency in hot-carrier extraction science and nanoscale regio-selective surface chemistry.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25071080','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25071080"><span>Dirac model of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in graphene antidot barriers.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Thomsen, M R; Brun, S J; Pedersen, T G</p> <p>2014-08-20</p> <p>In order to use graphene for semiconductor applications, such as transistors with high on/off ratios, a band gap must be introduced into this otherwise semimetallic material. A promising method of achieving a band gap is by introducing nanoscale perforations (antidots) in a periodic pattern, known as a graphene antidot lattice (GAL). A graphene antidot barrier (GAB) can be made by introducing a 1D GAL strip in an otherwise pristine sheet of graphene. In this paper, we will use the Dirac equation (DE) with a spatially varying mass term to calculate the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through such structures. Our approach is much more general than previous attempts to use the Dirac equation to calculate scattering of Dirac <span class="hlt">electrons</span> on antidots. The advantage of using the DE is that the computational time is scale invariant and our method may therefore be used to calculate properties of arbitrarily large structures. We show that the results of our Dirac model are in quantitative agreement with tight-binding for hexagonal antidots with armchair edges. Furthermore, for a wide range of structures, we verify that a relatively narrow GAB, with only a few antidots in the unit cell, is sufficient to give rise to a <span class="hlt">transport</span> gap.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1343313','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1343313"><span>ecode - <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Algorithm Testing v. 1.0</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Franke, Brian C.; Olson, Aaron J.; Bruss, Donald Eugene; Laub, Thomas W.; Crawford, Martin J; Kenseck, Ronald P.; Prinja, Anil</p> <p>2016-10-05</p> <p>ecode is a Monte Carlo code used for testing algorithms related to <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>. The code can read basic physics parameters, such as energy-dependent stopping powers and screening parameters. The code permits simple planar geometries of slabs or cubes. Parallelization consists of domain replication, with work distributed at the start of the calculation and statistical results gathered at the end of the calculation. Some basic routines (such as input parsing, random number generation, and statistics processing) are shared with the Integrated Tiger Series codes. A variety of algorithms for uncertainty propagation are incorporated based on the stochastic collocation and stochastic Galerkin methods. These permit uncertainty only in the total and angular scattering cross sections. The code contains algorithms for simulating stochastic mixtures of two materials. The physics is approximate, ranging from mono-energetic and isotropic scattering to screened Rutherford angular scattering and Rutherford energy-loss scattering (simple <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> models). No production of secondary particles is implemented, and no photon physics is implemented.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/787905','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/787905"><span>Simulations of <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Laser Hot Spots</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>S. Brunner; E. Valeo</p> <p>2001-08-30</p> <p>Simulations of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> are carried out by solving the Fokker-Planck equation in the diffusive approximation. The system of a single laser hot spot, with open boundary conditions, is systematically studied by performing a scan over a wide range of the two relevant parameters: (1) Ratio of the stopping length over the width of the hot spot. (2) Relative importance of the heating through inverse Bremsstrahlung compared to the thermalization through self-collisions. As for uniform illumination [J.P. Matte et al., Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 30 (1988) 1665], the bulk of the velocity distribution functions (VDFs) present a super-Gaussian dependence. However, as a result of spatial <span class="hlt">transport</span>, the tails are observed to be well represented by a Maxwellian. A similar dependence of the distributions is also found for multiple hot spot systems. For its relevance with respect to stimulated Raman scattering, the linear Landau damping of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> plasma wave is estimated for such VD Fs. Finally, the nonlinear Fokker-Planck simulations of the single laser hot spot system are also compared to the results obtained with the linear non-local hydrodynamic approach [A.V. Brantov et al., Phys. Plasmas 5 (1998) 2742], thus providing a quantitative limit to the latter method: The hydrodynamic approach presents more than 10% inaccuracy in the presence of temperature variations of the order delta T/T greater than or equal to 1%, and similar levels of deformation of the Gaussian shape of the Maxwellian background.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2756358','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2756358"><span>Effect of Noise on DNA Sequencing via Transverse <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Krems, Matt; Zwolak, Michael; Pershin, Yuriy V.; Di Ventra, Massimiliano</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>Abstract Previous theoretical studies have shown that measuring the transverse current across DNA strands while they translocate through a nanopore or channel may provide a statistically distinguishable signature of the DNA bases, and may thus allow for rapid DNA sequencing. However, fluctuations of the environment, such as ionic and DNA motion, introduce important scattering processes that may affect the viability of this approach to sequencing. To understand this issue, we have analyzed a simple model that captures the role of this complex environment in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> dephasing and its ability to remove charge carriers from current-carrying states. We find that these effects do not strongly influence the current distributions due to the off-resonant nature of tunneling through the nucleotides—a result we expect to be a common feature of <span class="hlt">transport</span> in molecular junctions. In particular, only large scattering strengths, as compared to the energetic gap between the molecular states and the Fermi level, significantly alter the form of the current distributions. Since this gap itself is quite large, the current distributions remain protected from this type of noise, further supporting the possibility of using transverse <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> measurements for DNA sequencing. PMID:19804730</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014APS..MARF29007L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014APS..MARF29007L"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in graphene sheets in a random magnetic field</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Lewenkopf, Caio; Burgos, Rhonald; Warnes, Jesus; Lima, Leandro</p> <p>2014-03-01</p> <p>We present a theoretical study of the effect of ripples and strain fields in the <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of diffusive deposited graphene flakes. Defects in the crystalline structure, adsorbed atomic impurities and charge inhomogeneities at the substrate are believed to be the dominant disorder sources for the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in graphene at low temperatures. We show that intrinsic ripples also effect the conductivity, in particular, its quantum corrections. To this end, we analyze recent experimental results on the conductivity of rippled monolayer graphene sheets subjected to a strong magnetic field parallel to the graphene-substrate interface, B∥ [M. B. Lundeberg and J. A. Folk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 146804 (2010)]. In this setting, B∥ gives rise to a random magnetic field normal to graphene sheet, that depends on the local curvature of the smooth disordered ripples. The analysis of the weak localization corrections of the magnetoconductance allows to establish the dependence of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> dephasing rate on the magnitude of the random magnetic field. We compare the results for B∥ with the conductivity and weak localization corrections due to the pseudo-magnetic fields originated by intrinsic ripples and strain fields.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001PhDT........33T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001PhDT........33T"><span>Application of light scattering in studies of <span class="hlt">transport</span>, thermodynamics, light <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, and electric properties of single droplets</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tu, Haohua</p> <p>2001-12-01</p> <p>A variety of subjects related to an isolated microdroplet, including precise optical measurement, fundamental light scattering theory, in situ droplet spectroscopy, <span class="hlt">transport</span> mechanism, solution thermodynamics, and electrical stability, have been studied. A technique based on optical resonance alignment is developed to automate the measurement of the optical parameters for a single component droplet. The technique is able to determine the size and refractive index of the droplet with an accuracy of 1 part in 10000, and is also applicable to multicomponent droplets undergoing various physical changes with tolerable degradation of accuracy or automation. By examining the finest details of optical resonances, Mie's light scattering theory is proved to be valid except for a constant background broadening deviation. The effect of eccentricity on light scattering of a layered droplet is first observed. By preparing a concentrically layered droplet, rigorous experimental verification is presented for Aden-Kerker light scattering theory of a concentric sphere. Novel computational technique is developed to identify optical resonances and locate their positions for a concentric sphere of specific properties. A unique technique based on accurate measurement of the imaginary refractive index of a droplet is developed for in situ determination of the concentrations of <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> chemical species inside the droplet. The effects of Stefan flow, non-isothermal effect, unsteady state behavior, unstationary mechanism, and internal <span class="hlt">transport</span> on the function of droplet size versus time of a relatively nonvolatile droplet have been proved unimportant. Remarkable accuracy of the asymptotic model based on Maxwell's diffusion controlled theory is justified both theoretically and experimentally. Particular evaporation characteristics are observed for several layered droplets. Explicit as well as implicit methods based on resonance alignment have been developed to determine the activity</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90c5445F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhRvB..90c5445F"><span>Real-space method for highly parallelizable <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Feldman, Baruch; Seideman, Tamar; Hod, Oded; Kronik, Leeor</p> <p>2014-07-01</p> <p>We present a real-space method for first-principles nanoscale <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations. We use the nonequilibrium Green's function method with density functional theory and implement absorbing boundary conditions (ABCs, also known as complex absorbing potentials, or CAPs) to represent the effects of the semi-infinite leads. In real space, the Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian matrix is highly sparse. As a result, the <span class="hlt">transport</span> problem parallelizes naturally and can scale favorably with system size, enabling the computation of conductance in relatively large molecular junction models. Our use of ABCs circumvents the demanding task of explicitly calculating the leads' self-energies from surface Green's functions, and is expected to be more accurate than the use of the jellium approximation. In addition, we take advantage of the sparsity in real space to solve efficiently for the Green's function over the entire energy range relevant to low-bias <span class="hlt">transport</span>. We illustrate the advantages of our method with calculations on several challenging test systems and find good agreement with reference calculation results.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..GECMW6035D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..GECMW6035D"><span>Third order <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients for <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and positrons in gases</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Dujko, Sasa; Simonovic, Ilija; White, Ronald; Petrovic, Zoran</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p>Third order <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients (the skewness tensor) of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> and positron swarms, in atomic and molecular gases, are investigated. The knowledge of the skewness tensor is necessary for the conversion of the hydrodynamic <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients to the arrival time and steady-state Townsend <span class="hlt">transport</span> data as well as for the determination of the deviations of the spatial density profiles from an ideal Gaussian. In this work, we investigate the structure and symmetries along individual elements of the skewness tensor by the group projector method. Individual components of the skewness tensor are calculated using a Monte Carlo simulation technique and multi term theory for solving the Boltzmann equation. Results obtained by these two methods are in excellent agreement. We extend previous studies by considering the sensitivity of the skewness components to explicit and implicit effects of non-conservative collisions, post-ionization energy partitioning, and inelastic collisions. The errors of the two term approximation for solving the Boltzmann equation are highlighted. We also investigate the influence of a magnetic field on the skewness tensor in varying configurations of electric and magnetic fields. Among many interesting points, we have observed a strong correlation between the skewness and diffusion.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006PhDT.......246M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006PhDT.......246M"><span>Low-dimensional <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in mesoscopic semiconductor devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Martin, Theodore Peyton</p> <p></p> <p>Recent advances in solid state materials engineering have led to mesoscopic devices with feature sizes that approach the fundamental quantum wavelength of charge carriers in the solid, allowing for the experimental observation of quantum interference. By confining carriers to a single quantum state in one or more dimensions, the degrees of freedom for charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> can be reduced to achieve new device functionality. This dissertation focuses on mesoscopic <span class="hlt">electron</span> billiards that combine the aspects of zero, one, and two-dimensional <span class="hlt">transport</span> into one system. Low-temperature measurement of billiards fabricated within a relatively defect-free semiconductor heterostructure results in ballistic <span class="hlt">transport</span>, where the <span class="hlt">electron</span> waves follow classical trajectories and the confining walls play a major role in determining the <span class="hlt">electron</span> interference. Billiards have been traditionally formed by applying a bias to patterned surface gates atop an AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructure. Within this system, fractal fluctuations in the billiard conductance are observed as a function of an applied external magnetic field. These fluctuations are tied to quantum interference via an empirical parameter that describes the resolution of energy levels within the billiard. To investigate whether fractal fluctuations are a robust phenomenon intrinsic to billiard-like structures, this study centers on billiards defined by etching walls into a GaInAs/InP heterostructure, departing from the traditional system in both the type of confinement and material system used. It is expected that etched walls will provide a steeper confinement profile leading to well-defined device shapes. Conductance measurements through the one-dimensional leads that couple <span class="hlt">electrons</span> into the billiard are utilized in combination with a self-consistent Schrodinger/Poisson solution to demonstrate a steeper confinement potential. Experiments are also carried out to determine whether fractal fluctuations persist when billiards are</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010cosp...38.1889S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010cosp...38.1889S"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the solar wind -results from numerical simulations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Smith, Håkan; Marsch, Eckart; Helander, Per</p> <p></p> <p>A conventional fluid approach is in general insufficient for a correct description of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">trans-port</span> in weakly collisional plasmas such as the solar wind. The classical Spitzer-Hürm theory is a not valid when the Knudsen number (the mean free path divided by the length scale of tem-perature variation) is greater than ˜ 10-2 . Despite this, the heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> from Spitzer-Hürm a theory is widely used in situations with relatively long mean free paths. For realistic Knud-sen numbers in the solar wind, the <span class="hlt">electron</span> distribution function develops suprathermal tails, and the departure from a local Maxwellian can be significant at the energies which contribute the most to the heat flux moment. To accurately model heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> a kinetic approach is therefore more adequate. Different techniques have been used previously, e.g. particle sim-ulations [Landi, 2003], spectral methods [Pierrard, 2001], the so-called 16 moment method [Lie-Svendsen, 2001], and approximation by kappa functions [Dorelli, 2003]. In the present study we solve the Fokker-Planck equation for <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in one spatial dimension and two velocity dimensions. The distribution function is expanded in Laguerre polynomials in energy, and a finite difference scheme is used to solve the equation in the spatial dimension and the velocity pitch angle. The ion temperature and density profiles are assumed to be known, but the electric field is calculated self-consistently to guarantee quasi-neutrality. The kinetic equation is of a two-way diffusion type, for which the distribution of particles entering the computational domain in both ends of the spatial dimension must be specified, leaving the outgoing distributions to be calculated. The long mean free path of the suprathermal <span class="hlt">electrons</span> has the effect that the details of the boundary conditions play an important role in determining the particle and heat fluxes as well as the electric potential drop across the domain. Dorelli, J. C., and J. D. Scudder, J. D</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015APS..MARQ41005S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015APS..MARQ41005S"><span>Predicting X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of semiconducting polymers for <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and morphology characterization</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Su, Gregory; Patel, Shrayesh; Pemmaraju, C. Das; Kramer, Edward; Prendergast, David; Chabinyc, Michael</p> <p>2015-03-01</p> <p>Core-level X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy (XAS) reveals important information on the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of materials and plays a key role in morphology characterization. Semiconducting polymers are the active component in many organic <span class="hlt">electronics</span>. Their <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties are critically linked to device performance, and a proper understanding of semiconducting polymer XAS is crucial. Techniques such as resonant X-ray scattering rely on core-level transitions to gain materials contrast and probe orientational order. However, it is difficult to identify these transitions based on experiments alone, and complementary simulations are required. We show that first-principles calculations can capture the essential features of experimental XAS of semiconducting polymers, and provide insight into which molecular model, such as oligomers or periodic boundary conditions, are best suited for XAS calculations. Simulated XAS can reveal contributions from individual atoms and be used to visualize molecular orbitals. This allows for improved characterization of molecular orientation and scattering analysis. These predictions lay the groundwork for understanding how chemical makeup is linked to <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure, and to properly utilize experiments to characterize semiconducting polymers.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012JAP...112l3721P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012JAP...112l3721P"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> transitions and fermi edge singularity in polar heterostructures studied by <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and emission spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Pandey, S.; Cavalcoli, D.; Minj, A.; Fraboni, B.; Cavallini, A.; Gamarra, P.; Poisson, M. A.</p> <p>2012-12-01</p> <p>Optically induced <span class="hlt">electronic</span> transitions in nitride based polar heterostructures have been investigated by <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and emission spectroscopy. Surface photovoltage (SPV), photocurrent (PC), and photo luminescence spectroscopy have been applied to high quality InAlN/AlN/GaN structures to study the optical properties of two dimensional <span class="hlt">electron</span> gas. Energy levels within the two dimensional <span class="hlt">electron</span> gas (2DEG) well at the interface between the GaN and AlN have been directly observed by SPV and PC. Moreover, a strong enhancement of the photoluminescence intensity due to holes recombining with <span class="hlt">electrons</span> at the Fermi Energy, known as fermi energy singularity, has been observed. These analyses have been carried out on InAlN/AlN/GaN heterojunctions with the InAlN barrier layer having different In content, a parameter which affects the energy levels within the 2DEG well as well as the optical signal intensity. The measured energy values are in a very good agreement with the ones obtained by Schrödinger-Poisson simulations.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23331168','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23331168"><span>When <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer meets <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in redox-active molecular nanojunctions.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Janin, Marion; Ghilane, Jalal; Lacroix, Jean-Christophe</p> <p>2013-02-13</p> <p>A scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM) was used to arrange two microelectrodes face-to-face separated by a micrometric gap. Polyaniline (PANI) was deposited electrochemically from the SECM tip side until it bridged the two electrodes. The junctions obtained were characterized by following the current through the PANI as a function of its electrochemical potential measured versus a reference electrode acting as a gate electrode in a solid-state transistor. PANI nanojunctions showed conductances below 100 nS in the oxidized state, indicating control of the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> within the whole micrometric gap by a limited number of PANI wires. The SECM configuration makes it possible to observe in the same experiment and in the same current range the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-transfer and <span class="hlt">electron-transport</span> processes. These two phenomena are distinguished here and characterized by following the variation of the current with the bias voltage and the scan rate. The <span class="hlt">electron</span>-transfer current changes with the scan rate, while the charge-<span class="hlt">transport</span> current varies with the bias voltage. Finally, despite the initially micrometric gap, a junction where the conductance is controlled by a single oligoaniline strand is achieved.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PhRvB..79o5439B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PhRvB..79o5439B"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> structure of fluorinated multiwalled carbon nanotubes studied using x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and photoelectron spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Brzhezinskaya, M. M.; Muradyan, V. E.; Vinogradov, N. A.; Preobrajenski, A. B.; Gudat, W.; Vinogradov, A. S.</p> <p>2009-04-01</p> <p>This paper presents the results of combined investigation of the chemical bond formation in fluorinated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with different fluorine contents (10-55wt%) and reference compounds (highly oriented pyrolytic graphite crystals and “white” graphite fluoride) using x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and photoelectron spectroscopy at C1s and F1s thresholds. Measurements were performed at BESSY II (Berlin, Germany) and MAX-laboratory (Lund, Sweden). The analysis of the soft x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and photoelectron spectra points to the formation of covalent chemical bonding between fluorine and carbon atoms in the fluorinated nanotubes. It was established that within the probing depth (˜15nm) of carbon nanotubes, the process of fluorination runs uniformly and does not depend on the fluorine concentration. In this case, fluorine atoms interact with MWCNTs through the covalent attachment of fluorine atoms to graphene layers of the graphite skeleton (phase 1) and this bonding is accompanied by a change in the hybridization of the 2s and 2p valence <span class="hlt">electron</span> states of the carbon atom from the trigonal (sp2) to tetrahedral (sp3) hybridization and by a large <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer between carbon an fluorine atoms. In the MWCNT near-surface region the second fluorine-carbon phase with weak <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer is formed; it is located mainly within two or three upper graphene monolayers, and its contribution becomes much poorer as the probing depth of fluorinated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (F-MWCNTs) increases. The defluorination process of F-MWCNTs on thermal annealing has been investigated. The conclusion has been made that F-MWCNT defluorination without destruction of graphene layers is possible.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005CPL...410..108W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005CPL...410..108W"><span>Low-lying singlet states of carotenoids having 8-13 conjugated double bonds as determined by <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, Peng; Nakamura, Ryosuke; Kanematsu, Yasuo; Koyama, Yasushi; Nagae, Hiroyoshi; Nishio, Tomohiro; Hashimoto, Hideki; Zhang, Jian-Ping</p> <p>2005-07-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra were recorded at room temperature in solutions of carotenoids having different numbers of conjugated double bonds, n = 8-13, including a spheroidene derivatives, neurosporene, spheroidene, lycopene, anhydrorhodovibrin and spirilloxanthin. The vibronic states of 1Bu+(v=0-4), 2Ag-(v=0-3), 3Ag- (0) and 1Bu- (0) were clearly identified. The arrangement of the four <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states determined by <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy was identical to that determined by measurement of resonance Raman excitation profiles [K. Furuichi et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 356 (2002) 547] for carotenoids in crystals.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1286933-composition-dependence-electronic-magnetic-transport-morphological-properties-mixed-valence-manganite-thin-films','SCIGOV-DOEP'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1286933-composition-dependence-electronic-magnetic-transport-morphological-properties-mixed-valence-manganite-thin-films"><span>Composition dependence of <span class="hlt">electronic</span>, magnetic, <span class="hlt">transport</span> and morphological properties of mixed valence manganite thin films</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/pages">DOE PAGES</a></p> <p>Singh, Surendra; Freeland, J. W.; Fitzsimmons, Michael R.; ...</p> <p>2016-07-27</p> <p>Mixed-valence manganese oxides present striking properties like the colossal magnetoresistance, metal-insulator transition (MIT) that may result from coexistence of ferromagnetic, metallic and insulating phases. Percolation of such phase coexistence in the vicinity of MIT leads to first-order transition in these manganites. However the length scales over which the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and magnetic phases are separated across MIT which appears compelling for bulk systems has been elusive in (La1-yPry)1-xCaxMnO3 films. Here we show the in-plane length scale over which charge and magnetism are correlated in (La0.4Pr0.6)1-xCaxMnO3 films with x = 0.33 and 0.375, across the MIT temperature. We combine electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> (resistance)more » measurements, x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy (XAS), x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and specular/off-specular x-ray resonant magnetic scattering (XRMS) measurements as a function of temperature to elucidate relationships between <span class="hlt">electronic</span>, magnetic and morphological structure of the thin films. Using off-specular XRMS we obtained the charge-charge and charge-magnetic correlation length of these LPCMO films across the MIT. We observed different charge-magnetic correlation length for two films which increases below the MIT. The different correlation length shown by two films may be responsible for different macroscopic (<span class="hlt">transport</span> and magnetic) properties.« less</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhDT........67Z','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014PhDT........67Z"><span>Tuning The Optical, Charge Injection, and Charge <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Properties of Organic <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Zalar, Peter</p> <p></p> <p>Since the early 1900's, synthetic insulating polymers (plastics) have slowly taken over the role that traditional materials like wood or metal have had as basic components for construction, manufactured goods, and parts. Plastics allow for high throughput, low temperature processing, and control of bulk properties through molecular modifications. In the same way, pi-conjugated organic molecules are emerging as a possible substitute for inorganic materials due to their <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties. The semiconductive nature of pi-conjugated materials make them an attractive candidate to replace inorganic materials, primarily due to their promise for low cost and large-scale production of basic semiconducting devices such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and field-effect transistors. Before organic semiconductors can be realized as a commercial product, several hurdles must be cleared. The purpose of this dissertation is to address three distinct properties that dominate the functionality of devices harnessing these materials: (1) optical properties, (2) charge injection, and (3) charge <span class="hlt">transport</span>. First, it is shown that the <span class="hlt">electron</span> injection barrier in the emissive layer of polymer light-emitting diodes can be significantly reduced by processing of novel conjugated oligoelectrolytes or deoxyribonucleic acid atop the emissive layer. Next, the charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of several polymers could be modified by processing them from solvents containing small amounts of additives or by using regioregular and enantiopure chemical structures. It is then demonstrated that the optical and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of Lewis basic polymer structures can be readily modified by interactions with strongly <span class="hlt">electron</span>-withdrawing Lewis acids. Through red-shifted <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, photoluminescence, and electroluminescence, a single pi-conjugated backbone can be polychromatic. In addition, interaction with Lewis acids can remarkably p-dope the hole <span class="hlt">transport</span> of the parent polymer, leading to a</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_16");'>16</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li class="active"><span>18</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_18 --> <div id="page_19" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li class="active"><span>19</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="361"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006JChPh.124c4708J','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006JChPh.124c4708J"><span>A generalized quantum chemical approach for elastic and inelastic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transports</span> in molecular <span class="hlt">electronics</span> devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Jiang, Jun; Kula, Mathias; Luo, Yi</p> <p>2006-01-01</p> <p>A generalized quantum chemical approach for <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in molecular devices is developed. It allows one to treat devices where the metal electrodes and the molecule are either chemically or physically bonded on equal footing. An extension to include the vibration motions of the molecule has also been implemented which has produced the inelastic <span class="hlt">electron</span>-tunneling spectroscopy of molecular <span class="hlt">electronics</span> devices with unprecedented accuracy. Important information about the structure of the molecule and of metal-molecule contacts that are not accessible in the experiment are revealed. The calculated current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of different molecular devices, including benzene-1,4-dithiolate, octanemonothiolate [H(CH2)8S], and octanedithiolate [S(CH2)8S] bonded to gold electrodes, are in very good agreement with experimental measurements.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22262617','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22262617"><span><span class="hlt">Electron-electron</span> interaction, weak localization and spin valve effect in vertical-<span class="hlt">transport</span> graphene devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Long, Mingsheng; Gong, Youpin; Wei, Xiangfei; Zhu, Chao; Xu, Jianbao; Liu, Ping; Guo, Yufen; Li, Weiwei; Liu, Liwei; Liu, Guangtong</p> <p>2014-04-14</p> <p>We fabricated a vertical structure device, in which graphene is sandwiched between two asymmetric ferromagnetic electrodes. The measurements of <span class="hlt">electron</span> and spin <span class="hlt">transport</span> were performed across the combined channels containing the vertical and horizontal components. The presence of <span class="hlt">electron-electron</span> interaction (EEI) was found not only at low temperatures but also at moderate temperatures up to ∼120 K, and EEI dominates over weak localization (WL) with and without applying magnetic fields perpendicular to the sample plane. Moreover, spin valve effect was observed when magnetic filed is swept at the direction parallel to the sample surface. We attribute the EEI and WL surviving at a relatively high temperature to the effective suppress of phonon scattering in the vertical device structure. The findings open a way for studying quantum correlation at relatively high temperature.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22482256','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22482256"><span>Density-dependent <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and precise modeling of GaN high <span class="hlt">electron</span> mobility transistors</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bajaj, Sanyam Shoron, Omor F.; Park, Pil Sung; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Akyol, Fatih; Hung, Ting-Hsiang; Reza, Shahed; Chumbes, Eduardo M.; Khurgin, Jacob; Rajan, Siddharth</p> <p>2015-10-12</p> <p>We report on the direct measurement of two-dimensional sheet charge density dependence of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in AlGaN/GaN high <span class="hlt">electron</span> mobility transistors (HEMTs). Pulsed IV measurements established increasing <span class="hlt">electron</span> velocities with decreasing sheet charge densities, resulting in saturation velocity of 1.9 × 10{sup 7 }cm/s at a low sheet charge density of 7.8 × 10{sup 11 }cm{sup −2}. An optical phonon emission-based <span class="hlt">electron</span> velocity model for GaN is also presented. It accommodates stimulated longitudinal optical (LO) phonon emission which clamps the <span class="hlt">electron</span> velocity with strong <span class="hlt">electron</span>-phonon interaction and long LO phonon lifetime in GaN. A comparison with the measured density-dependent saturation velocity shows that it captures the dependence rather well. Finally, the experimental result is applied in TCAD-based device simulator to predict DC and small signal characteristics of a reported GaN HEMT. Good agreement between the simulated and reported experimental results validated the measurement presented in this report and established accurate modeling of GaN HEMTs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21241108','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21241108"><span><span class="hlt">Electronically</span> excited rubidium atom in helium clusters and films. II. Second excited state and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Leino, Markku; Viel, Alexandra; Zillich, Robert E</p> <p>2011-01-14</p> <p>Following our work on the study of helium droplets and film doped with one <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited rubidium atom Rb(∗) ((2)P) [M. Leino, A. Viel, and R. E. Zillich, J. Chem. Phys. 129, 184308 (2008)], we focus in this paper on the second excited state. We present theoretical studies of such droplets and films using quantum Monte Carlo approaches. Diffusion and path integral Monte Carlo algorithms combined with a diatomics-in-molecule scheme to model the nonpair additive potential energy surface are used to investigate the energetics and the structure of Rb(∗)He(n) clusters. Helium films as a model for the limit of large clusters are also considered. As in our work on the first <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excited state, our present calculations find stable Rb(∗)He(n) clusters. The structures obtained are however different with a He-Rb(∗)-He exciplex core to which more helium atoms are weakly attached, preferentially on one end of the core exciplex. The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum is also presented for increasing cluster sizes as well as for the film.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18692431','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18692431"><span>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of pyridine azides, solvent-solute interaction.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Abu-Eittah, Rafie H; Khedr, Mahmoud K</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of: 2-, 3-, and 4-azidopyridines have been investigated in a wide variety of polar and non-polar solvents. According to Onsager model, the studied spectra indicate that the orientation polarization of solvent dipoles affects the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> spectrum much stronger than the induction polarization of solvent dipoles. The effect of solvent dipole moment predominates that of solvent refractive index in determining the values of band maxima of an <span class="hlt">electronic</span> spectrum. The spectra of azidopyridines differ basically from these of pyridine or mono-substituted pyridine. Results at hand indicate that the azide group perturbs the pyridine ring in the case of 3-azidopyridine much more than it does in the case of 2-azidopyridine. This result agrees with the predictions of the resonance theory. Although the equilibrium <==> azide tetrazole is well known, yet the observed spectra prove that such an equilibrium does not exist at the studied conditions. The spectra of the studied azidopyridines are characterized by the existence of overlapping transitions. Gaussian analysis is used to obtain nice, resolved spectra. All the observed bands correspond to pi-->pi* transitions, n-->pi* may be overlapped with the stronger pi-->pi* ones.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24707867','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24707867"><span>Intestinal <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> of Genkwanin from Flos genkwa using a single-pass intestinal perfusion rat model.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jiang, Cui-Ping; He, Xin; Yang, Xiao-Lin; Zhang, Su-Li; Li, Hui; Song, Zi-Jing; Zhang, Chun-Feng; Yang, Zhong-Lin; Li, Ping</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>To investigate the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> behavior of genkwanin and the beneficial effects of monoterpene enhancers with different functional groups, the single-pass intestinal perfusion (SPIP) of rats was used. The results showed that genkwanin was segmentally-dependent and the best <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> site was the duodenum. The effective permeability coefficient (P eff ) was 1.97 × 10(-4) cm/s and the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> rate constant (Ka) was 0.62 × 10(-2) s(-1). Transepithelial <span class="hlt">transportation</span> descended with increasing concentrations of genkwanin. This was a 1.4-fold increase in P eff by probenecid, whereas a 1.4-fold or 1.6-fold decrease was observed by verapamil and pantoprazole, respectively. Furthermore, among the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancers, the enhancement with carbonyl (camphor and menthone) was higher than that with hydroxyl (borneol and menthol). The concentration-independent permeability and enhancement by coperfusion of probenecid indicated that genkwanin was <span class="hlt">transported</span> by both passive diffusion and multidrug resistance protein (MDR)-mediated efflux mechanisms.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20578715','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20578715"><span><span class="hlt">Absorption</span> spectrum, mass spectrometric properties, and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure of 1,2-benzoquinone.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Albarran, Guadalupe; Boggess, William; Rassolov, Vitaly; Schuler, Robert H</p> <p>2010-07-22</p> <p><span class="hlt">Absorption</span> spectrophotometric and mass spectrometric properties of 1,2-benzoquinone, prepared in aqueous solution by the hexachloroiridate(IV) oxidation of catechol and isolated by HPLC, are reported. Its <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum has a broad moderately intense band in the near UV with an extinction coefficient of 1370 M(-1)cm(-1) at its 389 nm maximum. The oscillator strength of this band contrasts with those of the order-of-magnitude stronger approximately 250 nm bands of most 1,4-benzoquinones. Gaussian analysis of its <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum indicates that it also has modestly intense higher energy bands in the 250-320 nm region. In atmospheric pressure mass spectrometric studies 1,2-benzoquinone exhibits very strong positive and negative mass 109 signals that result from the addition of protons and hydride ions in APCI and ESI ion sources. It is suggested that the hydride adduct is formed as the result of the highly polar character of ortho-quinone. On energetic collision the hydride adduct loses an H atom to produce the 1,2-benzosemiquinone radical anion. The present studies also show that atmospheric pressure mass spectral patterns observed for catechol are dominated by signals of 1,2-benzoquinone resulting from oxidation of catechol in the ion sources. Computational studies of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures of 1,2-benzoquinone, its proton and hydride ion adducts, and 1,2-benzosemiquinone radical anion are reported. These computational studies show that the structures of the proton and hydride adducts are similar and indicate that the hydride adduct is the proton adduct of a doubly negatively charged 1,2-benzoquinone. The contrast between the properties of 1,2- and 1,4-benzoquinone provides the basis for considerations on the effects of conjugation in aromatic systems.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21180303','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/21180303"><span>Correlation between <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> and Shear Alfven Activity in the National Spherical Torus Experiment</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Stutman, D.; Delgado-Aparicio, L.; Finkenthal, M.; Tritz, K.; Gorelenkov, N.; Fredrickson, E.; Kaye, S.; Mazzucato, E.</p> <p>2009-03-20</p> <p>We report the observation of a correlation between shear Alfven eigenmode activity and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in plasma regimes where the <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature gradient is flat, and thus the drive for temperature gradient microinstabilities is absent. Plasmas having rapid central <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> show intense, broadband global Alfven eigenmode (GAE) activity in the 0.5-1.1 MHz range, while plasmas with low <span class="hlt">transport</span> are essentially GAE-free. The first theoretical assessment of a GAE-<span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> connection indicates that overlapping modes can resonantly couple to the bulk thermal <span class="hlt">electrons</span> and induce their stochastic diffusion.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/984468','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/984468"><span>Anomalous <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Due to Multiple High Frequency Beam Ion Driven Alfven Eigenmode</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Gorelenkov, N. N.; Stutman, D.; Tritz, K.; Boozer, A.; Delgardo-Aparicio, L.; Fredrickson, E.; Kaye, S.; White, R.</p> <p>2010-07-13</p> <p>We report on the simulations of recently observed correlations of the core <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> with the sub-thermal ion cyclotron frequency instabilities in low aspect ratio plasmas of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX). In order to model the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> of the guiding center code ORBIT is employed. A spectrum of test functions of multiple core localized Global shear Alfven Eigenmode (GAE) instabilities based on a previously developed theory and experimental observations is used to examine the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties. The simulations exhibit thermal <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> induced by <span class="hlt">electron</span> drift orbit stochasticity in the presence of multiple core localized GAE.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1009202','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1009202"><span>Hot <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Generation and <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Using K(alpha) Emission</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Akli, K U; Stephens, R B; Key, M H; Bartal, T; Beg, F N; Chawla, S; Chen, C D; Fedosejevs, R; Freeman, R R; Friesen, H; Giraldez, E; Green, J S; Hey, D S; Higginson, D P; Hund, J; Jarrott, L C; Kemp, G E; King, J A; Kryger, A; Lancaster, K; LePape, S; Link, A; Ma, T; Mackinnon, A J; MacPhee, A G; McLean, H S; Murphy, C; Norreys, P A; Ovchinnikov, V; Patel, P K; Ping, Y; Sawada, H; Schumacher, D; Theobald, W; Tsui, Y Y; Van Woerkom, L D; Wei, M S; Westover, B; Yabuuchi, T</p> <p>2009-10-15</p> <p>We have conducted experiments on both the Vulcan and Titan laser facilities to study hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> generation and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the context of fast ignition. Cu wires attached to Al cones were used to investigate the effect on coupling efficiency of plasma surround and the pre-formed plasma inside the cone. We found that with thin cones 15% of laser energy is coupled to the 40{micro}m diameter wire emulating a 40{micro}m fast ignition spot. Thick cone walls, simulating plasma in fast ignition, reduce coupling by x4. An increase of prepulse level inside the cone by a factor of 50 reduces coupling by a factor of 3.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26196817','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26196817"><span>Pauli-Heisenberg Oscillations in <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Quantum <span class="hlt">Transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Thibault, Karl; Gabelli, Julien; Lupien, Christian; Reulet, Bertrand</p> <p>2015-06-12</p> <p>We measure the current fluctuations emitted by a normal-metal-insulator-normal-metal tunnel junction with a very wide bandwidth, from 0.3 to 13 GHz, down to very low temperature T=35  mK. This allows us to perform the spectroscopy (i.e., measure the frequency dependence) of thermal noise (no dc bias, variable temperature) and shot noise (low temperature, variable dc voltage bias). Because of the very wide bandwidth of our measurement, we deduce the current-current correlator in the time domain. We observe the thermal decay of this correlator as well as its oscillations with a period h/eV, a direct consequence of the effect of the Pauli and Heisenberg principles in quantum <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ChPhB..25c7309H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ChPhB..25c7309H"><span>Velocity modulation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through a ferromagnetic silicene junction</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Huai-Hua, Shao; Dan, Guo; Ben-Liang, Zhou; Guang-Hui, Zhou</p> <p>2016-03-01</p> <p>We address velocity-modulation control of <span class="hlt">electron</span> wave propagation in a normal/ferromagnetic/normal silicene junction with local variation of Fermi velocity, where the properties of charge, valley, and spin <span class="hlt">transport</span> through the junction are investigated. By matching the wavefunctions at the normal-ferromagnetic interfaces, it is demonstrated that the variation of Fermi velocity in a small range can largely enhance the total conductance while keeping the current nearly fully valley- and spin-polarized. Further, the variation of Fermi velocity in ferromagnetic silicene has significant influence on the valley and spin polarization, especially in the low-energy regime. It may drastically reduce the high polarizations, which can be realized by adjusting the local application of a gate voltage and exchange field on the junction. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11274108).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..MAR.F5008Q','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..MAR.F5008Q"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> measurement of strain effects on spin <span class="hlt">transport</span> in silicon</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Qing, Lan; Tinkey, Holly; Appelbaum, Ian</p> <p></p> <p>Spin <span class="hlt">transport</span> in silicon is limited by the Elliott-Yafet spin relaxation mechanism, which is driven by scattering between degenerate conduction band valleys. Mechanical strain along a valley axis partially breaks this degeneracy, and will ultimately quench intervalley spin relaxation for transitions between states on orthogonal axes. Using a custom-designed and constructed strain probe, we study the effects of uniaxial compressive strain along the < 100 > direction on ballistic tunnel junction devices used to inject spin-polarized <span class="hlt">electrons</span> into silicon. The effects of strain-induced valley splitting will be presented and compared to our theoretical model. This work is supported by the Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N000141410317, the National Science Foundation under Contract No. ECCS-1231855, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency under Contract No. HDTRA1-13-1-0013, and the Maryland NanoCenter.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhPro..75..948D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhPro..75..948D"><span>Relativistic Effects on <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Magnetic Alloys</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Drchal, Václav; Kudrnovský, Josef; Turek, Ilja</p> <p></p> <p>We study the relativistic effects on <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in spin-polarized metals and random alloys on ab initio level using the fully relativistic tight-binding linear muffin-tin-orbital (TB-LMTO) method. We employ a Kubo linear-response approach adapted to disordered multisublattice systems in which the chemical disorder is described in terms of the coherent potential approximation (CPA). The CPA vertex corrections are included. We calculate both the Fermi surface and Fermi sea terms of the full conductivity tensor. We find that in cubic ferromagnetic 3d transition metals (Fe, Co, Ni) and their random binary alloys (Ni-Fe, Fe-Si) the Fermi sea term in the anomalous Hall conductivity is small in comparison with the Fermi surface term, however, in more complicated structures, such as hexagonal Co and selected Co-based Heusler alloys, it becomes important. We find an overall good agreement between the theory and experimental data.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016EPJB...89..191Z','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016EPJB...89..191Z"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of a quinone-based molecular switch</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Zheng, Ya-Peng; Bian, Bao-An; Yuan, Pei-Pei</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p>In this paper, we carried out first-principles calculations based on density functional theory and non-equilibrium Green's function to investigate the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of a quinone-based molecule sandwiched between two Au electrodes. The molecular switch can be reversibly switched between the reduced hydroquinone (HQ) and oxidized quinone (Q) states via redox reactions. The switching behavior of two forms is analyzed through their I- V curves, transmission spectra and molecular projected self-consistent Hamiltonian at zero bias. Then we discuss the transmission spectra of the HQ and Q forms at different bias, and explain the oscillation of current according to the transmission eigenstates of LUMO energy level for Q form. The results suggest that this kind of a quinone-based molecule is usable as one of the good candidates for redox-controlled molecular switches.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..MARC26001B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..MARC26001B"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Simulations of 4-Terminal Crossed Graphene Nanoribbons Devices</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Brandimarte, Pedro; Papior, Nick R.; Engelund, Mads; Garcia-Lekue, Aran; Frederiksen, Thomas; Sánchez-Portal, Daniel</p> <p></p> <p>Recently, it has been reported theoretically a current switching mechanism by voltage control in a system made by two perpendicular 14-armchair graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). In order to investigate the possibilities of using crossed GNRs as ON/OFF devices, we have studied their <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties as function structural parameters determining the crossing. Our calculations were performed with TranSIESTA code, which has been recently generalized to consider N >= 1 arbitrarily distributed electrodes at finite bias. We find that the transmission along each individual GNR and among them strongly depends on the stacking. For a 60° rotation angle, the lattice matching in the crossing region provokes a strong scattering effect that translates into an increased interlayer transmission. FP7 FET-ICT PAMS-project (European Commission, contract 610446), MINECO (Grant MAT2013-46593-C6-2-P) and Basque Dep. de Educación, UPV/EHU (Grant IT-756-13).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22492133','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22492133"><span>Conformation dependent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in a DNA double-helix</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kundu, Sourav Karmakar, S. N.</p> <p>2015-10-15</p> <p>We present a tight-binding study of conformation dependent <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of DNA double-helix including its helical symmetry. We have studied the changes in the localization properties of DNA as we alter the number of stacked bases within every pitch of the double-helix keeping fixed the total number of nitrogen bases within the DNA molecule. We take three DNA sequences, two of them are periodic and one is random and observe that in all the cases localization length increases as we increase the radius of DNA double-helix i.e., number of nucleobases within a pitch. We have also investigated the effect of backbone energetic on the I-V response of the system and found that in presence of helical symmetry, depending on the interplay of conformal variation and disorder, DNA can be found in either metallic, semiconducting and insulating phases, as observed experimentally.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AIPC.1767b0023V','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AIPC.1767b0023V"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of rare earth (III) species in NaCl-2CsCl eutectic based melts</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Volkovich, V. A.; Ivanov, A. B.; Yakimov, S. M.; Tsarevskii, D. V.; Golovanova, O. A.; Sukhikh, V. V.; Griffiths, T. R.</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of ions of trivalent rare earth elements were measured in the melts based on NaCl-2CsCl eutectic in the wavelength ranges of 190-1350 and 1450-1700 nm. The measurements were performed at 550-850 °C. The EAS of Y, La, Ce and Lu containing melts have no <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands in the studied regions. For the remaining REEs (Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb) the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands in the EAS were assigned to the corresponding f-f <span class="hlt">electron</span> transitions. The Stark effect was observed for Yb(III) F5/2 excited state. Increasing temperature leads to decreasing intensity of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands, except for the bands resulting from hypersensitive transitions. Beer's law was confirmed up to 0.4 M solutions of REE.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008PhDT.......107L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008PhDT.......107L"><span>Quantum chaos and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in a quantum waveguide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Lee, Hoshik</p> <p></p> <p>We numerically investigate <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in an <span class="hlt">electron</span> waveguide which can be constructed in 2DEG of the heterostructure of GaAs and AlGaAs. We apply R-matrix theory to solve a Schrodinger equation and construct a S-matrix, and we then calculate conductance of an <span class="hlt">electron</span> waveguide. We study single impurity scattering in a waveguide. A delta-function model as a single impurity is very attractive, but it has been known that delta-function potential does not give a convergent result in two or higher space dimensions. However, we find that it can be used as a single impurity in a waveguide with the truncation of the number of modes. We also compute conductance for a finite size impurity by using R-matrix theory. We propose an appropriate criteria for determining the cut-off mode for a delta-function impurity that reproduces the conductance of a waveguide when a finite impurity presents. We find quantum scattering echoes in a ripple waveguide. A ripple waveguide (or cavity) is widely used for quantum chaos studies because it is easy to control a particle's dynamics. Moreover we can obtain an exact expression of Hamiltonian matrix with for the waveguide using a simple coordinate transformation. Having an exact Hamiltonian matrix reduces computation time significantly. It saves a lot of computational needs. We identify three families of resonance which correspond to three different classical phase space structures. Quasi bound states of one of those resonances reside on a hetero-clinic tangle formed by unstable manifolds and stable manifolds in the phase space of a corresponding classical system. Resonances due to these states appear in the conductance in a nearly periodic manner as a function of energy. Period from energy frequency gives a good agreement with a prediction of the classical theory. We also demonstrate wavepacket dynamics in a ripple waveguide. We find quantum echoes in the transmitted probability of a wavepacket. The period of echoes also</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10465779','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10465779"><span>The second derivative <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of cytochrome c oxidase in the Soret region.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Horvath, M P; Copeland, R A; Makinen, M W</p> <p>1999-09-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of solubilized beef heart cytochrome c oxidase was analyzed in the 400-500 nm region to identify the origin of doublet features appearing in the second derivative spectrum associated with ferrocytochrome a. This doublet, centered near 22,600 cm(-1), was observed in the direct <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of the a(2+)a(3)(3+).HCOO(-) form of the enzyme at cryogenic temperatures. Since evidence for this doublet at room temperature is obtained only on the basis of the second derivative spectrum, a novel mathematical approach was developed to analyze the resolving power of second derivative spectroscopy as a function of parameterization of spectral data. Within the mathematical limits defined for resolving spectral features, it was demonstrated that the integrated intensity of the doublet feature near 450 nm associated with ferrocytochrome a is independent of the ligand and oxidation state of cytochrome a(3). Furthermore, the doublet features, also observed in cytochrome c oxidase from Paracoccus denitrificans, were similarly associated with the heme A component and were correspondingly independent of the ligand and oxidation state of the heme A(3) chromophore. The doublet features are attributed to lifting of the degeneracy of the x and y polarized components of the B state of the heme A chromophore associated with the Soret transition.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_17");'>17</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li class="active"><span>19</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_19 --> <div id="page_20" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_18");'>18</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li class="active"><span>20</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="381"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PhRvB..34.2158K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986PhRvB..34.2158K"><span><span class="hlt">Transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-hole plasma in germanium</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kirch, S. J.; Wolfe, J. P.</p> <p>1986-08-01</p> <p>Time-resolved luminescence imaging techniques are used to observe the spectral and spatial evolution of laser-generated <span class="hlt">electron</span>-hole plasma in Ge. Both pulsed and cw excitation conditions are examined above and below the critical temperature for <span class="hlt">electron</span>-hole liquid formation, Tc(LG). For Q-switched Nd-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser excitation, the <span class="hlt">transport</span> behavior is qualitatively similar above and below Tc(LG), although the luminescence spectrum undergoes significant changes in this temperature range. A rapid initial expansion (v~105 cm/s) is followed by a period of slower growth which gradually reduces as the carriers recombine. The initial velocity for pulsed excitation increases monotonically as the crystal temperature is lowered and saturates near the phonon sound velocity for high-energy excitation. These observations are consistent with phonon-wind driven <span class="hlt">transport</span>. For intense Q-switched excitation, the motion is characterized by three regimes: (1) During the laser pulse the plasma expands as a large drop with near-unity filling fraction. (2) Expansion at near-sonic velocity continues after the peak of the laser pulse due to a ``prompt'' pulse of ballistic phonons produced by the carrier thermalization process. (3) After this intense phonon wind passes the carrier distribution, the expansion velocity abruptly decreases, but the plasma continues to expand more slowly under the influence of a ``hot spot'' produced at the excitation point. The sound barrier observed on these time scales (>=30 ns) can be explained in terms of nonlinear damping of the plasma motion near the sound velocity. For cw excitation, the expansion is observed to occur at much lower velocities (v~104 cm/s). These expansion rates are much too low to require the inclusion of a drifted Fermi distribution in the spectral analysis as has been previously suggested. Instead, based upon a careful study of corresponding spectral data, an alternative explanation for these spectra is</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PhDT.......167B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009PhDT.......167B"><span>Characterization of ionic <span class="hlt">transport</span> in polymer and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in disordered selenium and ceramic materials</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Bandyopadhyay, Subhasish</p> <p></p> <p>In this thesis, the properties of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> conduction in vanadium (donor) and scandium (acceptor) doped Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 ceramics, amorphous Selenium and ionic conduction in polyester polyol based polyurethane have been investigated. The leakage current of bulk vanadium (donor) and scandium (acceptor) doped Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3 ceramics structures measured using gold electrical contacts have been characterized and analyzed. Vanadium doping reduces the ohmic leakage current that dominates the <span class="hlt">transport</span> characteristics up to 5 kV/cm. The Arrhenius activation energy is 0.18, 0.20 and 0.23 eV for 1, 2 and 4 at % V-doped samples, respectively. Above this field, the current-voltage characteristics exhibit discontinuous current transitions associated with trap filling by <span class="hlt">electronic</span> carriers. At higher fields, trap controlled space charge limited conduction (SCLC) is observed with an effective mobility of 4+/-1x10-7 cm2/V s, characteristic of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> process that involves quasi equilibrium between conduction in the band and trapping. In contrast, the leakage current of Sc-doped samples increases with impurity concentration and exhibits a 0.60 eV activation energy. In this case, the limiting current conduction mechanism is the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of holes over the electrostatic barrier at grain boundaries. Comparison of these results to those on similarly-doped homoepitaxial SrTiO3 thin-films deposited on single-crystal and bicrystal substrates helped to identify the characteristics of <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the bulk and across grain boundaries for this class of materials. Electrical, thermal and Li <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties have been measured for polyester polyol and isocyanate-based polyurethanes doped with Lithium trifluoromethanesulfonimide (LiTFSI) and Lithium perchlorate (LiClO4) Electrical conductivities are estimated at 10-5--10-6 S/cm near 300 K. The conductivities show Vogel-Tammann-Fulcher (VTF) behavior over a wide temperature ranges. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) shows</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21861507','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21861507"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of protonated pyrene and coronene in neon matrixes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Garkusha, Iryna; Fulara, Jan; Sarre, Peter J; Maier, John P</p> <p>2011-10-13</p> <p>Protonated pyrene and coronene have been isolated in 6 K neon matrixes. The cations were produced in the reaction of the parent aromatics with protonated ethanol in a hot-cathode discharge source, mass selected, and co-deposited with neon. Three <span class="hlt">electronic</span> transitions of the most stable isomer of protonated pyrene and four of protonated coronene were recorded. The strongest, S(1) ← S(0) transitions, are in the visible region, with onset at 487.5 nm for protonated pyrene and 695.6 nm for protonated coronene. The corresponding neutrals were also observed. The <span class="hlt">absorptions</span> were assigned on the basis of ab initio coupled-cluster and time-dependent density functional theory calculations. The astrophysical relevance of protonated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons is discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22493896','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22493896"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in molecular junctions with graphene as protecting layer</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Hüser, Falco; Solomon, Gemma C.</p> <p>2015-12-07</p> <p>We present ab initio <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations for molecular junctions that include graphene as a protecting layer between a single molecule and gold electrodes. This vertical setup has recently gained significant interest in experiment for the design of particularly stable and reproducible devices. We observe that the signals from the molecule in the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> transmission are overlayed by the signatures of the graphene sheet, thus raising the need for a reinterpretation of the transmission. On the other hand, we see that our results are stable with respect to various defects in the graphene. For weakly physiosorbed molecules, no signs of interaction with the graphene are evident, so the <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties are determined by offresonant tunnelling between the gold leads across an extended structure that includes the molecule itself and the additional graphene layer. Compared with pure gold electrodes, calculated conductances are about one order of magnitude lower due to the increased tunnelling distance. Relative differences upon changing the end group and the length of the molecule on the other hand, are similar.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27844065','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27844065"><span>A soft X-ray spectroscopic perspective of <span class="hlt">electron</span> localization and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in tungsten doped bismuth vanadate single crystals.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jovic, Vedran; Rettie, Alexander J E; Singh, Vijay R; Zhou, Jianshi; Lamoureux, Bethany; Buddie Mullins, C; Bluhm, Hendrik; Laverock, Jude; Smith, Kevin E</p> <p>2016-11-23</p> <p>Doped BiVO4 is a promising photoelectrochemical water splitting anode, whose activity is hampered by poor charge <span class="hlt">transport</span>. Here we use a set of X-ray spectroscopic methods to probe the origin and nature of localized <span class="hlt">electron</span> states in W:BiVO4. Furthermore, using the polarized nature of the X-rays, we probe variations in the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure along the crystal axes. In this manner, we reveal aspects of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure related to <span class="hlt">electron</span> localization and observations consistent with conductivity anisotropy between the ab-plane and c-axis. We verify that tungsten substitutes as W(6+) for V(5+) in BiVO4. This is shown to result in the presence of inter-band gap states related to <span class="hlt">electrons</span> at V(4+) sites of e symmetry. The energetic position of the states in the band gap suggest that they are highly localized and may act as recombination centres. Polarization dependent X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra reveal anisotropy in the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure between the ab-plane and c-axis. Results show the superior hybridization between V 3d and O 2p states, higher V wavefunction overlap and broader conduction bands in the ab-plane than in the c-axis. These insights into the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure are discussed in the context of existing experimental and theoretical reports regarding charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> in BiVO4.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/238895','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/238895"><span>Studies of fullerene <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and production using an infrared free-<span class="hlt">electron</span> laser</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Affatigato, M.; Haglund, R.F.; Ying, Z.C.; Compton, R.N.</p> <p>1995-12-31</p> <p>Tunable photon sources such as free-<span class="hlt">electron</span> lasers are potentially valuable tools in spectroscopic studies of fullerenes, a new class of carbon materials with unique cage structures. We have used the infrared free-<span class="hlt">electron</span>-laser facility at Vanderbilt University to study the infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of gas-phase fullerene molecules and also to investigate the effects of an infrared laser in the synthesis and crystallization of fullerene materials. In one experiment, fullerene vapor was created in a heat pipe through which the FEL beam was passed; the transmission of the FEL beam relative to a reference detector was measured as a function of wavelength. A large (>10%) <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of the IR laser was observed when it passed through C{sub 60} vapor at {approximately}800{degrees}C. Due to the broad spectral width of the FEL as well as spectral congestion, no spectral peaks were seen when the laser wavelength was tuned across a T{sub 1u}C{sub 60} IR mode near 7.0 {mu}. However, it is expected that the vibrational features can be resolved experimentally by passing the transmitted beam through a monochromator. In a separate experiment, the FEL beam was focused onto a surface of graphite or graphite/metal mixture target. Various fullerene molecules, including endohedral types, were produced when the soot was recovered from the ablation chamber. The yield of the products was measured to be {approximately}0.4 g/J of the incident laser energy. However, both the yield and the product distribution are virtually, the same as those in experiments using a nanosecond Nd:YAG laser. This suggests that the laser wavelength is not a crucial parameter in making fullerenes by laser ablation. Even when the laser is at resonance with one of the vibrational modes of C{sub 60}, the fullerene production is neither substantially enhanced nor suppressed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731057','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24731057"><span>Epithelial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of noscapine across cell monolayer and influence of <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancers on in vitro permeation and bioavailability: implications for intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Chougule, Mahavir B; Patel, Apurva R; Patlolla, Ram; Jackson, Tanise; Singh, Mandip</p> <p>2014-07-01</p> <p>The purpose of this study was to investigate the permeation of Noscapine (Nos) across the Caco-2 and Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cell monolayers and to evaluate the influence of <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancers on in vitro and in vivo <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of Nos. The bidirectional <span class="hlt">transport</span> of Nos was studied in Caco-2 and MDCK cell monolayers at pH 5.0-7.8. The effect of 0.5% w/v chitosan (CH) or Captisol (CP) on Nos permeability was investigated at pH 5.0 and 5.8. The effect of 1-5% w/v of CP on oral bioavailability of Nos (150 mg/kg) was evaluated in Sprague-Dawley rats. The effective permeability coefficients (Peff) of Nos across Caco-2 and MDCK cell monolayers was found to be in the order of pH 5.0 > 5.8 > 6.8 > 7.8. The efflux ratios of Peff < 2 demonstrated that active efflux does not limit the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of Nos. The use of CH or CP have shown significant (***, p < 0.001) enhancement in Peff of Nos across cell monolayer compared with the control group. The CP (1-5% w/v) based Nos formulations resulted in significant (***, p < 0.001) increase in the bioavailability of Nos compared with Nos solution. The use of CP represents viable approach for enhancing the oral bioavailability of Nos and reducing the required dose.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PhDT.......123P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PhDT.......123P"><span>Temperature-dependent <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in quantum dot photovoltaics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Padilla, Derek J.</p> <p></p> <p>Quantum dot photovoltaics have attracted much interest from researchers in recent years. They have the potential to address both costs and efficiencies of solar cells while simultaneously demonstrating novel physics. Thin-film devices inherently require less material than bulk crystalline silicon, and solution deposition removes the high energy used in fabrication processes. The ease of bandgap tunability in quantum dots through size control allows for simple graded bandgap structures, which is one method of breaking beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit. Power output can also be increased through the process of multiple exciton generation, whereby more than one <span class="hlt">electron</span> participates in conduction after the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of a single photon. In this dissertation work, quantum dot photovoltaics are examined through a range of temperatures. Exploring the current-voltage-temperature parameter space provides insight into the dominant conduction mechanisms within these materials, which is largely not agreed upon. Beginning with PbS quantum dots, changes in device structure are examined by varying the capping ligand and nanoparticle size. This leads similar studies of new, germanium quantum dot devices. Through this understanding, further optimization of device structure can lead to enhanced device performance.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005JaJAP..44..523L','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2005JaJAP..44..523L"><span>Intrinsic <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> through Alkanedithiol Self-Assembled Monolayer</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Lee, Takhee; Wang, Wenyong; Reed, Mark A.</p> <p>2005-01-01</p> <p><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through an alkanedithiol self-assembled monolayer (SAM) is investigated using a nanometer scale device. Temperature-independent current-voltage characteristics are observed, indicating tunneling is the main conduction mechanism. The measured current-voltage characteristics are analyzed with a metal-insulator-metal tunneling model. The inelastic <span class="hlt">electron</span> tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) study on the octanedithiol device clearly shows the vibrational signatures of molecules. The pronounced IETS peaks correspond to vibrational modes perpendicular to the junction interface, which include the stretching modes of Au-S (at 33 mV) and C-C (at 133 mV), and wagging mode of CH2 (at 158 mV). Intrinsic linewidths are determined as 1.69 (upper limit), 3.73± 0.98, and 13.5± 2.4 meV for Au-S, C-C streching modes, and CH2 wagging mode, respectively. The observed peak intensities and peak widths are in good agreement with theoretical predictions.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28147541','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28147541"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in real time from first-principles.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Morzan, Uriel N; Ramírez, Francisco F; González Lebrero, Mariano C; Scherlis, Damián A</p> <p>2017-01-28</p> <p>While the vast majority of calculations reported on molecular conductance have been based on the static non-equilibrium Green's function formalism combined with density functional theory (DFT), in recent years a few time-dependent approaches to <span class="hlt">transport</span> have started to emerge. Among these, the driven Liouville-von Neumann equation [C. G. Sánchez et al., J. Chem. Phys. 124, 214708 (2006)] is a simple and appealing route relying on a tunable rate parameter, which has been explored in the context of semi-empirical methods. In the present study, we adapt this formulation to a density functional theory framework and analyze its performance. In particular, it is implemented in an efficient all-<span class="hlt">electron</span> DFT code with Gaussian basis functions, suitable for quantum-dynamics simulations of large molecular systems. At variance with the case of the tight-binding calculations reported in the literature, we find that now the initial perturbation to drive the system out of equilibrium plays a fundamental role in the stability of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> dynamics. The equation of motion used in previous tight-binding implementations with massive electrodes has to be modified to produce a stable and unidirectional current during time propagation in time-dependent DFT simulations using much smaller leads. Moreover, we propose a procedure to get rid of the dependence of the current-voltage curves on the rate parameter. This method is employed to obtain the current-voltage characteristic of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons of different lengths, with very promising prospects.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14507427','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14507427"><span>Endosymbiosis and the design of eukaryotic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Berry, Stephan</p> <p>2003-09-30</p> <p>The bioenergetic organelles of eukaryotic cells, mitochondria and chloroplasts, are derived from endosymbiotic bacteria. Their <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chains (ETCs) resemble those of free-living bacteria, but were tailored for energy transformation within the host cell. Parallel evolutionary processes in mitochondria and chloroplasts include reductive as well as expansive events: On one hand, bacterial complexes were lost in eukaryotes with a concomitant loss of metabolic flexibility. On the other hand, new subunits have been added to the remaining bacterial complexes, new complexes have been introduced, and elaborate folding patterns of the thylakoid and mitochondrial inner membranes have emerged. Some bacterial pathways were reinvented independently by eukaryotes, such as parallel routes for quinol oxidation or the use of various anaerobic <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptors. Multicellular organization and ontogenetic cycles in eukaryotes gave rise to further modifications of the bioenergetic organelles. Besides mitochondria and chloroplasts, eukaryotes have ETCs in other membranes, such as the plasma membrane (PM) redox system, or the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system. These systems have fewer complexes and simpler branching patterns than those in energy-transforming organelles, and they are often adapted to non-bioenergetic functions such as detoxification or cellular defense.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JChPh.146d4110M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JChPh.146d4110M"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in real time from first-principles</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Morzan, Uriel N.; Ramírez, Francisco F.; González Lebrero, Mariano C.; Scherlis, Damián A.</p> <p>2017-01-01</p> <p>While the vast majority of calculations reported on molecular conductance have been based on the static non-equilibrium Green's function formalism combined with density functional theory (DFT), in recent years a few time-dependent approaches to <span class="hlt">transport</span> have started to emerge. Among these, the driven Liouville-von Neumann equation [C. G. Sánchez et al., J. Chem. Phys. 124, 214708 (2006)] is a simple and appealing route relying on a tunable rate parameter, which has been explored in the context of semi-empirical methods. In the present study, we adapt this formulation to a density functional theory framework and analyze its performance. In particular, it is implemented in an efficient all-<span class="hlt">electron</span> DFT code with Gaussian basis functions, suitable for quantum-dynamics simulations of large molecular systems. At variance with the case of the tight-binding calculations reported in the literature, we find that now the initial perturbation to drive the system out of equilibrium plays a fundamental role in the stability of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> dynamics. The equation of motion used in previous tight-binding implementations with massive electrodes has to be modified to produce a stable and unidirectional current during time propagation in time-dependent DFT simulations using much smaller leads. Moreover, we propose a procedure to get rid of the dependence of the current-voltage curves on the rate parameter. This method is employed to obtain the current-voltage characteristic of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons of different lengths, with very promising prospects.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1178203','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1178203"><span>Fast <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in lower-hybrid current drive</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Kupfer, K.; Bers, A.</p> <p>1991-01-01</p> <p>We generalize the quasilinear-Fokker-Planck formulation for lower-hybrid current drive to include the wave induced radial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of fast <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. Toroidal ray tracing shows that the wave fields in the plasma develop a large poloidal component associated with the upshift in k1l and the filling of the "spectral gap". These fields lead to an enhanced radial E x B drift of resonant <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. Two types of radial flows are obtained: an outward convective flow driven by the asymmetry in the poloidal wave spectrum, and a diffusive flow proportional to the width of the poloidal spectrum. Simulations of Alcator C and JT60, show that the radial convection velocity has a broad maximum of nearly 1 m/sec and is independent of the amplitude of fields. In both cases, the radial diffusion is found to be highly localized near the magnetic axis. For JT60, the peak of the diffusion profile can be quite large, nearly 1 m2/sec.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JPhD...50a5205Z','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017JPhD...50a5205Z"><span>Cross-field <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> at the magnetic throat in an annular plasma reactor</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Zhang, Yunchao; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Rod</p> <p>2017-01-01</p> <p>Cross-field <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> has been studied at the magnetic throat of the annular Chi-Kung reactor. This annular configuration allows the creation of a low pressure argon plasma with two distinct <span class="hlt">electron</span> heating locations by independently operating a radio-frequency antenna surrounding the outer source tube, or an antenna housed inside the inner source tube. The two antenna cases show opposite variation trends in radial profiles of <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy probability function, <span class="hlt">electron</span> density, plasma potential and <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature. The momentum and energy <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients are obtained from the <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy probability functions, and the related <span class="hlt">electron</span> fluxes follow the path of <span class="hlt">electron</span> cooling across the magnetic throat.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512795','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512795"><span>Detailed Monte Carlo Simulation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy loss spectra.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Attarian Shandiz, M; Salvat, F; Gauvin, R</p> <p>2016-11-01</p> <p>A computer program for detailed Monte Carlo simulation of the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> with kinetic energies in the range between about 0.1 and about 500 keV in bulk materials and in thin solid films is presented. Elastic scattering is described from differential cross sections calculated by the relativistic (Dirac) partial-wave expansion method with different models of the scattering potential. Inelastic interactions are simulated from an optical-data model based on an empirical optical oscillator strength that combines optical functions of the solid with atomic photoelectric data. The generalized oscillator strength is built from the adopted optical oscillator strength by using an extension algorithm derived from Lindhard's dielectric function for a free-<span class="hlt">electron</span> gas. It is shown that simulated backscattering fractions of <span class="hlt">electron</span> beams from bulk (semi-infinite) specimens are in good agreement with experimental data for beam energies from 0.1 keV up to about 100 keV. Simulations also yield transmitted and backscattered fractions of <span class="hlt">electron</span> beams on thin solid films that agree closely with measurements for different film thicknesses and incidence angles. Simulated most probable deflection angles and depth-dose distributions also agree satisfactorily with measurements. Finally, <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy loss spectra of several elemental solids are simulated and the effects of the beam energy and the foil thickness on the signal to background and signal to noise ratios are investigated. SCANNING 38:475-491, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010PhDT........75K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010PhDT........75K"><span>Atomistic modeling of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in disordered nanostructures</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kharche, Neerav</p> <p></p> <p>As the Si-CMOS technology approaches the end of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), the semiconductor industry faces a formidable challenge to continue the transistor scaling according to Moore's law. To continue the scaling of classical devices, alternative channel materials such as SiGe, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and III-V based materials are being investigated along with novel 3D device geometries. Researchers are also investigating radically new quantum computing devices, which are expected to perform calculations faster than the existing classical Si-CMOS based structures. Atomic scale disorders such as interface roughness, alloy randomness, non-uniform strain, and dopant fluctuations are routinely present in the experimental realization of such devices. These disorders now play an increasingly important role in determining the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties as device sizes enter the nanometer regime. This work employs the atomistic tight-binding technique, which is ideally suited for modeling systems with local disorders on an atomic scale. High-precision multi-million atom <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure calculations of (111) Si surface quantum wells and (100) SiGe/Si/SiGe heterostructure quantum wells are performed to investigate the modulation of valley splitting induced by atomic scale disorders. The calculations presented here resolve the existing discrepancies between theoretically predicted and experimentally measured valley splitting, which is an important design parameter in quantum computing devices. Supercell calculations and the zone-unfolding method are used to compute the bandstructures of inhomogeneous nanowires made of AlGaAs and SiGe and their connection with the transmission coefficients computed using non-equilibrium Green's function method is established. A unified picture of alloy nanowires emerges, in which the nanodevice (transmission) and nanomaterials (bandstructure) viewpoints complement each other</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PlPhR..42..713G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PlPhR..42..713G"><span>Simulation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> beam formation and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in a gas-filled <span class="hlt">electron</span>-optical system with a plasma emitter</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Grishkov, A. A.; Kornilov, S. Yu.; Rempe, N. G.; Shidlovskiy, S. V.; Shklyaev, V. A.</p> <p>2016-07-01</p> <p>The results of computer simulations of the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-optical system of an <span class="hlt">electron</span> gun with a plasma emitter are presented. The simulations are performed using the KOBRA3-INP, XOOPIC, and ANSYS codes. The results describe the <span class="hlt">electron</span> beam formation and <span class="hlt">transport</span>. The <span class="hlt">electron</span> trajectories are analyzed. The mechanisms of gas influence on the energy inhomogeneity of the beam and its current in the regions of beam primary formation, acceleration, and <span class="hlt">transport</span> are described. Recommendations for optimizing the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-optical system with a plasma emitter are presented.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApPhL.109o2904O','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApPhL.109o2904O"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and dielectric breakdown in silicon nitride using a charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> model</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ogden, Sean P.; Lu, Toh-Ming; Plawsky, Joel L.</p> <p>2016-10-01</p> <p>Silicon nitride is an important material used in the <span class="hlt">electronics</span> industry. As such, the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and reliability of these materials are important to study and understand. We report on a charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> model to predict leakage current and failure trends based on previously published data for a stoichiometric silicon nitride dielectric. Failure occurs when the defect density increases to a critical value of approximately 6 × 1025 traps/m3. The model's parameters are determined using voltage ramp data only, and yet, the model is also able to predict constant voltage stress failure over a time scale ranging from minutes to months. The successful fit of the model to the experimental data validates our assumption that the dominant defect in the dielectric is the Si dangling bond, located approximately 2.2 eV below the conduction band. A comparison with previous SiCOH simulations shows SiN and SiCOH have similar defect-related material properties. It is also speculated that, based on the estimated parameter values of 2.75 eV for the defect formation activation energy, the materials' TDDB wear-out are caused by broken Si-H bonds, resulting in Si dangling bond defects.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24061333','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24061333"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through 5-substituted pyrimidines in DNA: <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinities of uracil and cytosine derivatives differently affect the apparent efficiencies.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Ito, Takeo; Kurihara, Ryohsuke; Utsumi, Nihiro; Hamaguchi, Yuta; Tanabe, Kazuhito; Nishimoto, Sei-ichi</p> <p>2013-11-11</p> <p>We investigated excess <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> (EET) in DNA containing cytosine derivatives. By arranging the derivatives according to their <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinities, the apparent EET efficiency was successfully regulated. Unexpectedly, however, providing gradients of <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinity by inserting 5-fluorocytosine did not always enhance EET.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5081032','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5081032"><span>Effects of stachyose on <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transportation</span> of tea catechins in mice: possible role of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux <span class="hlt">transporters</span> inhibition by stachyose</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Li, Wenfeng; Lu, Yalong; Huang, Di; Han, Xiao; Yang, Xingbin</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>Background Nutritional and <span class="hlt">absorption</span>-promoting properties of stachyose combined with tea catechins (TC) have been revealed. However, the mechanism involved in non-digestible oligosaccharides-mediated enhancement of flavonoid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> has largely remained elusive. Methods This study was designed to investigate the molecular mechanism of stachyose in enhancing <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transportation</span> of TC in mice. Mice were orally pre-treated with stachyose (50, 250, and 500 mg/kg·bw) for 0–8 weeks, and 1 h before sacrifice, mice were treated with TC (250 mg/kg·bw). Results Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis showed that serum concentrations of epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate were dose- and time-dependently elevated with stachyose pre-treatment in mice. Furthermore, pre-treatment with stachyose in mice reduced intestinal sulfotransferase and uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase levels by 3.3–43.2% and 23.9–30.4%, relative to control mice, respectively. Moreover, intestinal P-glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein-1 contents were decreased in mice by pre-administration of stachyose in dose- and time-dependent manner. Conclusions This is the first time to demonstrate that suppression of Phase II metabolic enzymes and efflux <span class="hlt">transporters</span> of TC in the intestine can play a major role in increasing <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of TC by stachyose feeding. 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Such insight is essential for improving molecular applications of solar and thermal energy conversion. We develop <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure models to study (1) photoinduced <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer and <span class="hlt">transport</span> processes in organic semiconducting materials, and (2) charge and heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> through molecular bridges. We seek fundamental understanding of key processes, which lead to design new experiments and ultimately to achieve systems with improved properties.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013CoTPh..59..121B','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013CoTPh..59..121B"><span>Simulation Study of the <span class="hlt">Electron</span> and Hole <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in a CNTFET</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Bahari, A.; Amiri, M.</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>In this work we have investigated <span class="hlt">electron</span> and hole <span class="hlt">transport</span> through zig zag carbon nanotubes by solving Boltzmann <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Equation (BTE). We find that the mobility of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> is rather greater than holes. Carbo nanotubes with longer diameter can carry higher current. Normally, <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> (or holes) is dominated by scattering events, which relax the carrier momentum in an effort to bring the conducting material to equilibrium.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1992PhRvB..45.2305G','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1992PhRvB..45.2305G"><span>Infrared-<span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> bubble in liquid helium</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Grimes, C. C.; Adams, G.</p> <p>1992-02-01</p> <p>The energy of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> transition from the ground state to the first excited state in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> bubble in liquid helium has been measured by direct infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> at pressures from zero to the solidification pressure and at temperatures from 1.3 to 4.2 K. At 1.3 K the 1s-1p splitting varies from 0.102 eV at P=0 to 0.227 eV at P=25 atm. At intermediate pressures a simple spherical-square-well model calculation fits the measured splittings within a few percent if the surface tension is taken to be independent of pressure. This model, when extended to allow for dilation and elongation of bubbles trapped on vorticity and dilation of rapidly drifting bubbles, agrees well with the observed transition energies at all pressures. The measured linewidths are larger by at least a factor of 2 than those calculated, which may indicate heating of rapidly drifting bubbles.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11345253','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11345253"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and resonance Raman spectra of large linear carbon clusters isolated in solid argon.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Szczepanski, J; Fuller, J; Ekern, S; Vala, M</p> <p>2001-03-15</p> <p>Neutral and anionic carbon clusters have been generated via a laser-induced graphite-based plasma and deposited in a solid argon matrix. Anionic clusters were formed from neutral clusters by using crossed <span class="hlt">electron</span>/carbon cluster beams. Thermal annealing (to 36 K) resulted in the aggregation of the smaller carbon species, leading to the formation of long chain neutral and anionic clusters. Spectroscopic measurements in the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared and infrared regions revealed a series of bands attributable to a homologous set of odd-numbered C5-C29 neutral clusters and even-numbered C6(-)-C36- anionic clusters. Good agreement is found for the band positions of carbon chains containing odd C15-C21 neutrals and even C6(-)-C22- anions, with species previously identified by Maier and coworkers using mass selection or laser vaporization, followed by neon matrix isolation. Resonance Raman frequencies for the neutral C17, C21 and C23 species are shown to be consistent with the above attributions. Density functional theory calculations agree well with the observed bands. It is found that certain low frequency Raman stretching frequencies decrease in a predictable way with increasing chain length. Comparison of the 0(0)0 <span class="hlt">absorption</span> transitions of the even C18(-)-C36- anionic clusters with the 'unidentified' infrared (UIR) interstellar emission bands suggests that the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> emission from specific long chain carbon anions may contribute to the some of the UIR bands.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22305822','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22305822"><span>Role of defects in BiFeO₃ multiferroic films and their local <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure by x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ravalia, Ashish; Vagadia, Megha; Solanki, P. S.; Shah, N. A.; Kuberkar, D. G.; Gautam, S.; Chae, K. H.; Asokan, K.</p> <p>2014-10-21</p> <p>Present study reports the role of defects in the electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> in BiFeO₃ (BFO) multiferroic films and its local <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure investigated by near-edge X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> fine structure. Defects created by high energy 200 MeV Ag⁺¹⁵ ion irradiation with a fluence of ∼5 × 10¹¹ ions/cm² results in the increase in structural strain and reduction in the mobility of charge carriers and enhancement in resistive (I-V) and polarization (P-E) switching behaviour. At higher fluence of ∼5 × 10¹² ions/cm², there is a release in the structural strain due to local annealing effect, resulting in an increase in the mobility of charge carriers, which are released from oxygen vacancies and hence suppression in resistive and polarization switching. Near-edge X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> fine structure studies at Fe L₃,₂- and O K-edges show a significant change in the spectral features suggesting the modifications in the local <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure responsible for changes in the intrinsic magnetic moment and electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of BFO.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...826..192D','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016ApJ...826..192D"><span>Constraint on a Cosmological Variation in the Proton-to-<span class="hlt">electron</span> Mass Ratio from <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> CO <span class="hlt">Absorption</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Daprà, M.; Niu, M. L.; Salumbides, E. J.; Murphy, M. T.; Ubachs, W.</p> <p>2016-08-01</p> <p>Carbon monoxide (CO) <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the sub-damped Lyα absorber at redshift {z}{abs}≃ 2.69 toward the background quasar SDSS J123714.60+064759.5 (J1237+0647) was investigated for the first time in order to search for a possible variation of the proton-to-<span class="hlt">electron</span> mass ratio, μ, over a cosmological timescale. The observations were performed with the Very Large Telescope/Ultraviolet and Visual Echelle Spectrograph with a signal-to-noise ratio of 40 per 2.5 km s-1 per pixel at ˜5000 Å. Thirteen CO vibrational bands in this absorber are detected: the {{{A}}}1{{\\Pi }} - {{{X}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ (ν \\prime , 0) for ν \\prime =0{--}8, {{{B}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ - {{{X}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ (0, 0), {{{C}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ - {{{X}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ (0, 0), and {{{E}}}1{{\\Pi }} - {{{X}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ (0, 0) singlet-singlet bands and the {d}3{{Δ }} - {{{X}}}1{{{Σ }}}+ (5, 0) singlet-triplet band. An updated database including the most precise molecular inputs needed for a μ-variation analysis is presented for rotational levels J = 0-5, consisting of transition wavelengths, oscillator strengths, natural lifetime damping parameters, and sensitivity coefficients to a variation of the proton-to-<span class="hlt">electron</span> mass ratio. A comprehensive fitting method was used to fit all the CO bands at once and an independent constraint of {{Δ }}μ /μ =(0.7+/- {1.6}{stat}+/- {0.5}{syst})× {10}-5 was derived from CO only. A combined analysis using both molecular hydrogen and CO in the same J1237+0647 absorber returned a final constraint on the relative variation of {{Δ }}μ /μ =(-5.6+/- {5.6}{stat}+/- {3.1}{syst})× {10}-6, which is consistent with no variation over a look-back time of ˜11.4 Gyr.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2782827','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=2782827"><span>Impact of <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">Transport</span> on Intelligent Therapeutics and Nano-scale Delivery of Protein Therapeutic Agents</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Peppas, Nicholas A.; Carr, Daniel A</p> <p>2009-01-01</p> <p>The combination of materials design and advances in nanotechnology has led to the development of new therapeutic protein delivery systems. The pulmonary, nasal, buccal and other routes have been investigated as delivery options for protein therapy, but none result in improved patient compliances and patient quality of life as the oral route. For the oral administration of these new systems, an understanding of protein <span class="hlt">transport</span> is essential because of the dynamic nature of the gastrointestinal tract and the barriers to <span class="hlt">transport</span> that exist. Models have been developed to describe the <span class="hlt">transport</span> between the gastrointestinal lumen and the bloodstream, and laboratory techniques like cell culture provide a means to investigate the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span> of many therapeutic agents. Biomaterials, including stimuli-sensitive complexation hydrogels, have been investigated as promising carriers for oral delivery. However, the need to develop models that accurately predict protein blood concentration as a function of the material structure and properties still exists. PMID:20161384</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25900515','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25900515"><span>Involvement of Concentrative Nucleoside <span class="hlt">Transporter</span> 1 in Intestinal <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> of Trifluridine Using Human Small Intestinal Epithelial Cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Takahashi, Koichi; Yoshisue, Kunihiro; Chiba, Masato; Nakanishi, Takeo; Tamai, Ikumi</p> <p>2015-09-01</p> <p>TAS-102, which is effective for refractory metastatic colorectal cancer, is a combination drug of anticancer trifluridine (FTD; which is derived from pyrimidine nucleoside) and FTD-metabolizing enzyme inhibitor tipiracil hydrochloride (TPI) at a molecular ratio of 1:0.5. To evaluate the intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> mechanism of FTD, the uptake and transcellular <span class="hlt">transport</span> of FTD by human small intestinal epithelial cell (HIEC) monolayer as a model of human intestinal epithelial cells was investigated. The uptake and membrane permeability of FTD by HIEC monolayers were saturable, Na(+) -dependent, and inhibited by nucleosides. These <span class="hlt">transport</span> characteristics are mostly comparable with those of concentrative nucleoside <span class="hlt">transporters</span> (CNTs). Moreover, the uptake of FTD by CNT1-expressing Xenopus oocytes was the highest among human CNT <span class="hlt">transporters</span>. The obtained Km and Vmax values of FTD by CNT1 were 69.0 μM and 516 pmol/oocyte/30 min, respectively. The transcellular <span class="hlt">transport</span> of FTD by Caco-2 cells, where CNT1 is heterologously expressed, from apical to basolateral side was greater than that by Mock cells. In conclusion, these results demonstrated that FTD exhibits high oral <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by the contribution of human CNT1.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23176467','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23176467"><span>A long way to the electrode: how do Geobacter cells <span class="hlt">transport</span> their <span class="hlt">electrons</span>?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Bonanni, Pablo Sebastián; Schrott, Germán David; Busalmen, Juan Pablo</p> <p>2012-12-01</p> <p>The mechanism of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms is a topic under intense study and debate. Although some proteins were found to be essential for current production, the specific role that each one plays in <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> to the electrode remains to be elucidated and a consensus on the mechanism of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> has not been reached. In the present paper, to understand the state of the art in the topic, <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> from inside of the cell to the electrode in Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms is analysed, reviewing genetic studies, biofilm conductivity assays and electrochemical and spectro-electrochemical experiments. Furthermore, crucial data still required to achieve a deeper understanding are highlighted.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016RuPhJ..59..744K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016RuPhJ..59..744K"><span><span class="hlt">Absorption</span> of Light by Free Charge Carriers in the Crystalline CdS Under Intense <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Irradiation</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kulikov, V. D.; Yakovlev, V. Yu.</p> <p>2016-09-01</p> <p>The process of light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by free <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the crystalline cadmium sulfide under irradiation by a nanosecond <span class="hlt">electron</span> beam with the current density of 8-100 A/cm2 is studied. A superlinear increase in optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> is observed if the beam current density is increased from ~8 to 12 A/cm2. The nature of light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by thermalized <span class="hlt">electrons</span> corresponds to the scattering on lattice defects. An increase in the exponent of the power dependence of light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> on the wavelength with increasing beam current density is associated with the single and double ionization of donors and acceptors. It is concluded that accumulation of charge carriers occurs without capture by traps due to their impact ionization by secondary <span class="hlt">electrons</span>, whose energy in the thermalization stage is comparable with the band gap of the crystal. According to the results of calculations, the capture cross section of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> by holes at quadratic recombination is ~10-20 cm2, the Auger recombination coefficient is ~10-31 cm6•s-1, and the charge carrier concentration is ~1.3•1018-1.5•1019 cm-3.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26994770','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26994770"><span>Different Zinc Sources Have Diverse Impacts on Gene Expression of Zinc <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Related <span class="hlt">Transporters</span> in Intestinal Porcine Epithelial Cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Huang, Danping; Zhuo, Zhao; Fang, Shenglin; Yue, Min; Feng, Jie</p> <p>2016-10-01</p> <p>This study was conducted to investigate the effects of zinc sources on gene expression of zinc-related <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in intestinal porcine epithelial cells (IPEC-1). IPEC-1 cells were treated with zinc glycine chelate (Zn-Gly), zinc methionine (Zn-Met), and zinc sulfate (ZnSO4), respectively, for measurement of cell viability. Then, the relative expression of zinc-related <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in IPEC-1 in response to different zinc sources (50 μmol/L zinc) was measured. Zinc <span class="hlt">transporter</span> SLC39A4 (ZIP4) expression was selectively silenced to assess the function of ZIP4 in inorganic and organic zinc <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. The result showed that Zn-Gly and Zn-Met had lower cell damage compared with ZnSO4 on the same zinc levels. Different zinc sources improved the expression of metallothionein1 (MT1) and zinc <span class="hlt">transporter</span> SLC30A1 (ZnT1) messenger RNA (mRNA) compared with the control (P < 0.05), while ZIP4 decreased (P < 0.05) in response to zinc addition. MT1 and ZnT1 mRNA expressions in Zn-Gly and Zn-Met were higher than those in ZnSO4, and ZIP4 mRNA expression in Zn-Met was the lowest among three kinds of zinc sources (P < 0.05). Expression of divalent metal <span class="hlt">transporter</span> 1 (DMT1) mRNA in control was significantly higher (P < 0.05) than added different zinc sources groups. Silencing of ZIP4 significantly decreased MT1 mRNA expression in ZnSO4 and Zn-Gly treatments, reduced zinc <span class="hlt">absorption</span> rate, and increased DMT1 mRNA expression in ZnSO4 compared with negative control. In summary, different zinc sources could improve zinc status on IPEC-1 cells and organic zinc had lower cell damage compared with ZnSO4. Moreover, Zn-Gly and Zn-Met are more efficient on zinc <span class="hlt">absorption</span> according to the expression of various zinc-related <span class="hlt">transporters</span> MT1, ZIP4, ZnT1, and DMT1. ZIP4 played a direct role in inorganic zinc uptake, and the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of zinc in Zn-Gly depends on ZIP4 partly, while <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of Zn-Met is less dependent on ZIP4.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AnGeo..34.1031F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AnGeo..34.1031F"><span>Analysis of aerosol <span class="hlt">absorption</span> properties and <span class="hlt">transport</span> over North Africa and the Middle East using AERONET data</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Farahat, Ashraf; El-Askary, Hesham; Adetokunbo, Peter; Fuad, Abu-Tharr</p> <p>2016-11-01</p> <p>In this paper particle categorization and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> properties were discussed to understand <span class="hlt">transport</span> mechanisms at different geographic locations and possible radiative impacts on climate. The long-term Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) data set (1999-2015) is used to estimate aerosol optical depth (AOD), single scattering albedo (SSA), and the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> Ångström exponent (αabs) at eight locations in North Africa and the Middle East. Average variation in SSA is calculated at four wavelengths (440, 675, 870, and 1020 nm), and the relationship between aerosol <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and physical properties is used to infer dominant aerosol types at different locations. It was found that seasonality and geographic location play a major role in identifying dominant aerosol types at each location. Analyzing aerosol characteristics among different sites using AERONET Version 2, Level 2.0 data retrievals and the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory model (HYSPLIT) backward trajectories shows possible aerosol particle <span class="hlt">transport</span> among different locations indicating the importance of understanding <span class="hlt">transport</span> mechanisms in identifying aerosol sources.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006CPL...425..257K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006CPL...425..257K"><span><span class="hlt">Electronically</span> excited dipole moment of 4-aminobenzonitrile from thermochromic <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fluorescence measurements</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kawski, A.; Kukliński, B.; Bojarski, P.</p> <p>2006-07-01</p> <p>The effect of temperature on <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fluorescence spectra of 4-aminobenzonitrile (ABN) in 1,2-dichloroethane is studied for temperature ranging from 296 K to 343 K. The analysis of <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fluorescence band shift on the basis of Bilot and Kawski theory [L. Bilot, A. Kawski, Z. Naturforsch. 17a (1962) 621], for the known dipole moment in the ground state μg = 5.92 D, and α/ a3 = 0.5 ( α is the polarizability and a is the Onsager interaction radius of the solute) yields for ABN: (1) the empirical Onsager interaction radius a = 3.3 Å, (2) the dipole moment in the excited S 1 state μe = 7.14 D which agrees very well with the value of μe = 7.20 D obtained by Borst et al. [D.R. Borst, T.M. Korter, D.W. Pratt, Chem. Phys. Lett. 350 (2001) 485] from Stark effect studies. Both values of μe concern free ABN molecule and differ significantly from the values of μg (8.0 D, 8.5 D and 8.3 D in cyclohexane, benzene and 1,4-dioxane, respectively) obtained by Schuddeboom et al. [W. Schuddeboom, S.A. Jonker, J.M. Warman, U. Leinhos, W. Kühnle, K.A. Zachariasse, J. Phys. Chem. 96 (1992) 10809] from the time-resolved microwave conductivity measurements which are solvent-dependent. The group moment additivity law in the case of ABN molecule is approximately applicable, both in the ground and in the excited <span class="hlt">electronic</span> state.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24524931','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24524931"><span>Theoretical studies on <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures and photophysical properties of anthracene derivatives as hole-<span class="hlt">transporting</span> materials for OLEDs.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Chitpakdee, Chirawat; Namuangruk, Supawadee; Khongpracha, Pipat; Jungsuttiwong, Siriporn; Tarsang, Ruangchai; Sudyoadsuk, Taweesak; Promarak, Vinich</p> <p>2014-05-05</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures and photophysical properties of anthracene derivatives as hole-<span class="hlt">transporting</span> materials (HTM) in OLEDs have been studied by DFT and TD-DFT methods. Thiophene and triphenylamine (TPA) moieties are used as substituents in anthracene based HTMs providing FATn and FAPn compounds (n=1-2), respectively. The calculated <span class="hlt">electronic</span> levels by B3LYP show proper energy matching of FAPn and hole-injecting layer (HIL), indicating that the hole-<span class="hlt">transports</span> of the FAPn compounds are better than the FATn compounds. The photophysical properties calculated by TD-B3LYP elucidate that TPA in FAPn compounds acts as <span class="hlt">electron</span> donating group and induces charge transfer character in the <span class="hlt">absorptions</span>. Furthermore, the calculated ionization potential (IP), <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinity (EA) and reorganization energies also revealed that the extended FAP2 compound has the highest charge-<span class="hlt">transporting</span> ability among the studied compounds. The calculated results are consistent to our experimental observations showing that FAP2 exhibits bright fluorescence with highest quantum yield in electroluminescent devices. Understanding of these properties is useful for further design of new HTMs of desired properties, such as high efficiency and stability.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23480725','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23480725"><span>Role of glucose <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in the intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of gastrodin, a highly water-soluble drug with good oral bioavailability.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Cai, Zheng; Huang, Juan; Luo, Hui; Lei, Xiaolu; Yang, Zhaoxiang; Mai, Yang; Liu, Zhongqiu</p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>Gastrodin, a sedative drug, is a highly water-soluble phenolic glucoside with poor liposolubility but exhibits good oral bioavailability. The current study aims to investigate whether glucose <span class="hlt">transporters</span> (GLTs) are involved in the intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of gastrodin. The intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> kinetics of gastrodin was determined using the rat everted gut sac model, the Caco-2 cell culture model and the perfused rat intestinal model. In vivo pharmacokinetic studies using diabetic rats with high GLT expression were performed. Saturable intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of gastrodin was observed in rat everted gut sacs. The apparent permeability (Papp) of gastrodin from the apical (A) to basolateral (B) side in Caco-2 cells was two-fold higher than that from B to A. Glucose or phlorizin, a sodium-dependent GLT (SGLT) inhibitor, reduced the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> rates of gastrodin from perfused rat intestines. In vivo pharmacokinetic studies showed that the time of maximum plasma gastrodin concentration (Tmax) was prolonged from 28 to 72 min when orally co-administered with four times higher dose of glucose. However, the Tmax of gastrodin in diabetic rats was significantly lowered to 20 min because of the high intestinal SGLT1 level. In conclusion, our findings indicate that SGLT1 can facilitate the intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of gastrodin.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27H5503P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016Nanot..27H5503P"><span>Surface trap mediated <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in biofunctionalized silicon nanowires</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Puppo, F.; Traversa, F. L.; Di Ventra, M.; De Micheli, G.; Carrara, S.</p> <p>2016-08-01</p> <p>Silicon nanowires (SiNWs), fabricated via a top-down approach and then functionalized with biological probes, are used for electrically-based sensing of breast tumor markers. The SiNWs, featuring memristive-like behavior in bare conditions, show, in the presence of biomarkers, modified hysteresis and, more importantly, a voltage memory component, namely a voltage gap. The voltage gap is demonstrated to be a novel and powerful parameter of detection thanks to its high-resolution dependence on charges in proximity of the wire. This unique approach of sensing has never been studied and adopted before. Here, we propose a physical model of the surface <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in Schottky barrier SiNW biosensors, aiming at reproducing and understanding the voltage gap based behavior. The implemented model describes well the experimental I-V characteristics of the device. It also links the modification of the voltage gap to the changing concentration of antigens by showing the decrease of this parameter in response to increasing concentrations of the molecules that are detected with femtomolar resolution in real human samples. Both experiments and simulations highlight the predominant role of the dynamic recombination of the nanowire surface states, with the incoming external charges from bio-species, in the appearance and modification of the voltage gap. Finally, thanks to its compactness, and strict correlation with the physics of the nanodevice, this model can be used to describe and predict the I-V characteristics in other nanostructured devices, for different than antibody-based sensing as well as <span class="hlt">electronic</span> applications.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22341856','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22341856"><span>Study of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in gamma ray exposed nanowires</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Gehlawat, Devender Chauhan, R.P.</p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>Graphical abstract: A sharp decline in the I–V characteristics of Cu (and Cd) nanowires was experimentally observed after the gamma ray exposure of nanowires. Irradiation induced transformations in the granular properties and the resonance state of electron–phonon coupling beyond a particular value of external field may be accountable for observed shape of I–V characteristics in gamma ray exposed nanowires. - Highlights: • Cu and Cd nanowires were synthesized by technique of electrodeposition in templates. • The nanowires were exposed to different doses of gamma ray photons. • A sharp decline in the current in I–V characteristics (IVC) was observed. • Structural deviation in terms of granular orientations was also analysed. • The electron–phonon coupling may be responsible for observed sharp decline in IVC. - Abstract: One dimensional nanostructures provide the most restricted and narrow channel for the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of charge carriers and therefore 1D structures preserve their significance from the viewpoint of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> devices. The net radiation effect on nanomaterials is expected to be more (due to their increased reactivity and lesser bulk volume) than their bulk counterparts. Radiation often modifies the structure and simultaneously the other physical properties of materials. In this manner, the irradiation phenomenon could be counted as a strong criterion to induce changes in the structural and electrical properties of nanowires. We have studied the effect of gamma rays on the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> flow through Cu and Cd nanowires by plotting their I–V characteristics (IVC). The IVC of gamma ray exposed nanowires was found to be a combination of the linear and nonlinear regions and a decreasing pattern in the electrical conductivity (calculated from the linear portion of IVC) was observed as we increased the dose of gamma rays.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16825747','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16825747"><span>Configuration of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> algorithm of PENELOPE to simulate ion chambers.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Sempau, J; Andreo, P</p> <p>2006-07-21</p> <p>The stability of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> algorithm implemented in the Monte Carlo code PENELOPE with respect to variations of its step length is analysed in the context of the simulation of ion chambers used in photon and <span class="hlt">electron</span> dosimetry. More precisely, the degree of violation of the Fano theorem is quantified (to the 0.1% level) as a function of the simulation parameters that determine the step size. To meet the premises of the theorem, we define an infinite graphite phantom with a cavity delimited by two parallel planes (i.e., a slab) and filled with a 'gas' that has the same composition as graphite but a mass density a thousand-fold smaller. The cavity walls and the gas have identical cross sections, including the density effect associated with inelastic collisions. <span class="hlt">Electrons</span> with initial kinetic energies equal to 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 or 20 MeV are generated in the wall and in the gas with a uniform intensity per unit mass. Two configurations, motivated by the design of pancake- and thimble-type chambers, are considered, namely, with the initial direction of emission perpendicular or parallel to the gas-wall interface. This version of the Fano test avoids the need of photon regeneration and the calculation of photon energy <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficients, two ingredients that are common to some alternative definitions of equivalent tests. In order to reduce the number of variables in the analysis, a global new simulation parameter, called the speedup parameter (a), is introduced. It is shown that setting a = 0.2, corresponding to values of the usual PENELOPE parameters of C1 = C2 = 0.02 and values of WCC and WCR that depend on the initial and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> energies, is appropriate for maximum tolerances of the order of 0.2% with respect to an analogue, i.e., interaction-by-interaction, simulation of the same problem. The precise values of WCC and WCR do not seem to be critical to achieve this level of accuracy. The step-size dependence of the absorbed dose is explained in</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/40204621','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/40204621"><span>Experimental Characterization of the <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Heat <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Low-Density ASDEX Upgrade Plasmas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ryter, F.; Imbeaux, F.; Leuterer, F.; Fahrbach, H.-U.; Suttrop, W.; ASDEX Upgrade Team</p> <p>2001-06-11</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> is investigated in ASDEX Upgrade conventional L -mode plasmas with pure <span class="hlt">electron</span> heating provided by <span class="hlt">electron</span>-cyclotron heating (ECH) at low density. Under these conditions, steady-state and ECH modulation experiments indicate without ambiguity that <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> exhibits a clear threshold in {nabla}T{sub e}/T{sub e} and also suggest that it has a gyro-Bohm character.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22261112','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22261112"><span>Synthesis and evaluation of changes induced by solvent and substituent in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of some azo disperse dyes.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Mohammadi, Asadollah; Yazdanbakhsh, Mohammad Reza; Farahnak, Lahya</p> <p>2012-04-01</p> <p>Five azo disperse dyes were prepared by diazotizing 4'-aminoacetophenone and p-anisidine and coupling with varies N-alkylated aromatic amines. Characterization of the dyes was carried out by using UV-vis, FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopic techniques. The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of dyes are determined at room temperature in fifteen solvents with different polarities. The solvent dependent maximum <span class="hlt">absorption</span> band shifts, were investigated using dielectric constant (ɛ), refractive index (n) and Kamlet-Taft polarity parameters (hydrogen bond donating ability (α), hydrogen bond accepting ability (β) and dipolarity/polarizability polarity scale (π*)). Acceptable agreement was found between the maximum <span class="hlt">absorption</span> band of dyes and solvent polarity parameters especially with π*. The effect of substituents of coupler and/or diazo component on the color of dyes was investigated. The effects of acid and base on the visible <span class="hlt">absorption</span> maxima of the dyes are also reported.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_19");'>19</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li class="active"><span>21</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_21 --> <div id="page_22" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_20");'>20</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li class="active"><span>22</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="421"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997JMagR.124..439S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997JMagR.124..439S"><span><span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Lineshapes in Two-Dimensional <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Spin Resonance and the Effects of Slow Motions in Complex Fluids</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Saxena, Sunil; Freed, Jack H.</p> <p>1997-02-01</p> <p>A methodology for obtaining pure <span class="hlt">absorption</span> two-dimensional <span class="hlt">electron</span> spin resonance spectra is presented for the case of large inhomogeneous broadening and/or slow motions. For slow motions, the spectra consist of "complex Lorentzians" superimposed with complex weighting factors, presenting a challenge to obtaining <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra. It is shown how <span class="hlt">absorption</span>-type spectra can be recovered for the two-pulse COSY and SECSY experiments in such cases. For three-pulse 2D ELDOR experiments, <span class="hlt">absorption</span> lineshapes can be obtained for the autopeaks, whereas the cross peaks would be of mixed-mode character, in general. However, for practical cases the dispersive components in the cross peaks will be relatively small. Theoretical and experimental <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra are provided to illustrate the method and to show the improved resolution obtained from <span class="hlt">absorption</span> lineshapes. In particular, the variation in linewidths across a SECSY spectrum, which is a key component in elucidating motional dynamics, is clearly rendered in the pure <span class="hlt">absorption</span> mode. A convenient method for introducing the necessary phase corrections for the slow-motional spectra is also provided.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..DPPPI3002M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..DPPPI3002M"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> turbulence and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in large magnetic islands</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Morton, Lucas</p> <p>2016-10-01</p> <p>Magnetic islands, observed in both reversed-field pinches (RFPs) and tokamaks, often display unexpected turbulence and <span class="hlt">transport</span> characteristics. For the first time in an RFP, the high repetition rate Thomson scattering diagnostic on MST has captured a 2D image of the rotating <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature structure of a magnetic island in a single discharge. MHD modeling using edge magnetic signals implies a 16 cm wide m,n =1,6 tearing mode island which completely overlaps a 5.5 cm n =7 island (12 cm between island centers). The 3D field is partially chaotic, but still reflective of the n =6 island structure. The measured temperature structure matches the shape and location of the n =6 partially chaotic (or `remnant') island. Contrary to the usual assumption that islands have flat internal temperature, the <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature is peaked inside the remnant magnetic island due to ohmic heating. The temperature peaking implies a local effective perpendicular conductivity 10-40 m2/s inside the remnant island. This agrees quantitatively with an effective perpendicular conductivity of 16 m2/s estimated using the magnetic diffusion coefficient (evaluated at the <span class="hlt">electron</span> mean free path) calculated from the modeled chaotic field. Statistical analysis of measurement ensembles with lower time resolution implies that remnant island heating is common in MST discharges. To investigate the role of turbulence near a magnetic island, the 2D structure of long-wavelength density turbulence has been mapped around a large applied static m,n =2,1 L-mode island in the DIII-D tokamak. The turbulence exhibits intriguing spatial structure. Fluctuations are enhanced several-fold (compared to the no-island case) on the inboard side of the X-point, but not on the outboard side of the X-point and are also reduced near the O-point. This work is supported by the NSF and US DOE under DE-FC02-04ER54698, and DE-FG02-89ER53296.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5381704','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5381704"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in two-dimensional high dielectric constant nanosystems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Ortuño, M.; Somoza, A. M.; Vinokur, V. M.; Baturina, T. I.</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>There has been remarkable recent progress in engineering high-dielectric constant two dimensional (2D) materials, which are being actively pursued for applications in nanoelectronics in capacitor and memory devices, energy storage, and high-frequency modulation in communication devices. Yet many of the unique properties of these systems are poorly understood and remain unexplored. Here we report a numerical study of hopping conductivity of the lateral network of capacitors, which models two-dimensional insulators, and demonstrate that 2D long-range Coulomb interactions lead to peculiar size effects. We find that the characteristic energy governing <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> scales logarithmically with either system size or electrostatic screening length depending on which one is shorter. Our results are relevant well beyond their immediate context, explaining, for example, recent experimental observations of logarithmic size dependence of electric conductivity of thin superconducting films in the critical vicinity of superconductor-insulator transition where a giant dielectric constant develops. Our findings mark a radical departure from the orthodox view of conductivity in 2D systems as a local characteristic of materials and establish its macroscopic global character as a generic property of high-dielectric constant 2D nanomaterials. PMID:25860804</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1200859-electronic-transport-two-dimensional-high-dielectric-constant-nanosystems','SCIGOV-DOEP'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1200859-electronic-transport-two-dimensional-high-dielectric-constant-nanosystems"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in two-dimensional high dielectric constant nanosystems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/pages">DOE PAGES</a></p> <p>Ortuño, M.; Somoza, A. M.; Vinokur, V. M.; ...</p> <p>2015-04-10</p> <p>There has been remarkable recent progress in engineering high-dielectric constant two dimensional (2D) materials, which are being actively pursued for applications in nanoelectronics in capacitor and memory devices, energy storage, and high-frequency modulation in communication devices. Yet many of the unique properties of these systems are poorly understood and remain unexplored. Here we report a numerical study of hopping conductivity of the lateral network of capacitors, which models two-dimensional insulators, and demonstrate that 2D long-range Coulomb interactions lead to peculiar size effects. We find that the characteristic energy governing <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> scales logarithmically with either system size or electrostatic screeningmore » length depending on which one is shorter. Our results are relevant well beyond their immediate context, explaining, for example, recent experimental observations of logarithmic size dependence of electric conductivity of thin superconducting films in the critical vicinity of superconductor-insulator transition where a giant dielectric constant develops. Our findings mark a radical departure from the orthodox view of conductivity in 2D systems as a local characteristic of materials and establish its macroscopic global character as a generic property of high-dielectric constant 2D nanomaterials.« less</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1200859','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1200859"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in two-dimensional high dielectric constant nanosystems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Ortuño, M.; Somoza, A. M.; Vinokur, V. M.; Baturina, T. I.</p> <p>2015-04-10</p> <p>There has been remarkable recent progress in engineering high-dielectric constant two dimensional (2D) materials, which are being actively pursued for applications in nanoelectronics in capacitor and memory devices, energy storage, and high-frequency modulation in communication devices. Yet many of the unique properties of these systems are poorly understood and remain unexplored. Here we report a numerical study of hopping conductivity of the lateral network of capacitors, which models two-dimensional insulators, and demonstrate that 2D long-range Coulomb interactions lead to peculiar size effects. We find that the characteristic energy governing <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> scales logarithmically with either system size or electrostatic screening length depending on which one is shorter. Our results are relevant well beyond their immediate context, explaining, for example, recent experimental observations of logarithmic size dependence of electric conductivity of thin superconducting films in the critical vicinity of superconductor-insulator transition where a giant dielectric constant develops. Our findings mark a radical departure from the orthodox view of conductivity in 2D systems as a local characteristic of materials and establish its macroscopic global character as a generic property of high-dielectric constant 2D nanomaterials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6067021','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6067021"><span>Considerations of beta and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in internal dose calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bolch, W.E.; Poston, J.W. Sr. . Dept. of Nuclear Engineering)</p> <p>1990-12-01</p> <p>Ionizing radiation has broad uses in modern science and medicine. These uses often require the calculation of energy deposition in the irradiated media and, usually, the medium of interest is the human body. Energy deposition from radioactive sources within the human body and the effects of such deposition are considered in the field of internal dosimetry. In July of 1988, a three-year research project was initiated by the Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A M University under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy. The main thrust of the research was to consider, for the first time, the detailed spatial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electron</span> and beta particles in the estimation of average organ doses under the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) schema. At the present time (December of 1990), research activities are continuing within five areas. Several are new initiatives begun within the second or third year of the current contract period. They include: (1) development of small-scale dosimetry; (2) development of a differential volume phantom; (3) development of a dosimetric bone model; (4) assessment of the new ICRP lung model; and (5) studies into the mechanisms of DNA damage. A progress report is given for each of these tasks within the Comprehensive Report. In each use, preliminary results are very encouraging and plans for further research are detailed within this document. 22 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6067078','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/6067078"><span>Considerations of beta and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in internal dose calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bolch, W.E.; Poston, J.W. Sr.</p> <p>1990-12-01</p> <p>Ionizing radiation has broad uses in modern science and medicine. These uses often require the calculation of energy deposition in the irradiated media and, usually, the medium of interest is the human body. Energy deposition from radioactive sources within the human body and the effects of such deposition are considered in the field of internal dosimetry. In July of 1988, a three-year research project was initiated by the Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A M University under the sponsorship of the US Department of Energy. The main thrust of the research was to consider, for the first time, the detailed spatial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of <span class="hlt">electron</span> and beta particles in the estimation of average organ doses under the Medical Internal Radiation Dose (MIRD) schema. At the present time (December of 1990), research activities are continuing within five areas. Several are new initiatives begun within the second or third year of the current contract period. They include: (1) development of small-scale dosimetry; (2) development of a differential volume phantom; (3) development of a dosimetric bone model; (4) assessment of the new ICRP lung model; and (5) studies into the mechanisms of DNA damage. A progress report is given for each of these tasks within the Comprehensive Report. In each case, preliminary results are very encouraging and plans for further research are detailed within this document.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4891735','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=4891735"><span>Defect engineering of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through cuprous oxide interlayers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Fadlallah, Mohamed M.; Eckern, Ulrich; Schwingenschlögl, Udo</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through Au–(Cu2O)n–Au junctions is investigated using first-principles calculations and the nonequilibrium Green’s function method. The effect of varying the thickness (i.e., n) is studied as well as that of point defects and anion substitution. For all Cu2O thicknesses the conductance is more enhanced by bulk-like (in contrast to near-interface) defects, with the exception of O vacancies and Cl substitutional defects. A similar transmission behavior results from Cu deficiency and N substitution, as well as from Cl substitution and N interstitials for thick Cu2O junctions. In agreement with recent experimental observations, it is found that N and Cl doping enhances the conductance. A Frenkel defect, i.e., a superposition of an O interstitial and O substitutional defect, leads to a remarkably high conductance. From the analysis of the defect formation energies, Cu vacancies are found to be particularly stable, in agreement with earlier experimental and theoretical work. PMID:27256905</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95h5303W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95h5303W"><span>Comparative investigation of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> across three-dimensional nanojunctions</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wang, Yun-Peng; Zhang, X.-G.; Fry, J. N.; Cheng, Hai-Ping</p> <p>2017-02-01</p> <p>We show the thickness-dependent transition from metallic conduction to tunneling in three-dimensional (3D) Ag/Si/Ag nanojunctions through layer-by-layer <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and quantum <span class="hlt">transport</span> calculations. The transmission coefficients are calculated quantum mechanically within the framework of density functional theory in conjunction with nonequilibrium Green's function techniques. Thin junctions show nearly metallic character with no energy gap opening in Si layers due to the metal-induced interface states, and the transmission is independent of the stacking order of Si layers. An energy gap reemerges for Si layers deeply buried within thick junction, and the decay rate of transmission in this insulating region depends on the stacking order. Complex band analysis indicates that the decay of transmission is not determined by a single exponential constant but also depends on the available number of evanescent states. Calculating the electric resistance from the transmission coefficient requires a 3D generalization of the Landauer formula, which is not unique. We examine two approaches, the Landauer-Büttiker formula, with and without subtraction of the Sharvin resistance, and a semiclassical Boltzmann equation with boundary conditions defined by the transmission coefficients at the junction. We identify an empirical upper limit of ˜0.05 per channel in the transmission coefficient, below which the Landauer-Büttiker formula without the Sharvin resistance correction remains a good approximation. In the high transmission limit, the Landauer-Büttiker formula with Sharvin correction and the semiclassical Boltzmann method reach fair agreement.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016NatSR...627049F','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016NatSR...627049F"><span>Defect engineering of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through cuprous oxide interlayers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Fadlallah, Mohamed M.; Eckern, Ulrich; Schwingenschlögl, Udo</p> <p>2016-06-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through Au–(Cu2O)n–Au junctions is investigated using first-principles calculations and the nonequilibrium Green’s function method. The effect of varying the thickness (i.e., n) is studied as well as that of point defects and anion substitution. For all Cu2O thicknesses the conductance is more enhanced by bulk-like (in contrast to near-interface) defects, with the exception of O vacancies and Cl substitutional defects. A similar transmission behavior results from Cu deficiency and N substitution, as well as from Cl substitution and N interstitials for thick Cu2O junctions. In agreement with recent experimental observations, it is found that N and Cl doping enhances the conductance. A Frenkel defect, i.e., a superposition of an O interstitial and O substitutional defect, leads to a remarkably high conductance. From the analysis of the defect formation energies, Cu vacancies are found to be particularly stable, in agreement with earlier experimental and theoretical work.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94w5448P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94w5448P"><span>Spin-polarized <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through helicene molecular junctions</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Pan, Ting-Rui; Guo, Ai-Min; Sun, Qing-Feng</p> <p>2016-12-01</p> <p>Recently, the spin-selectivity effect of chiral molecules has been attracting extensive and growing interest among the scientific communities. Here, we propose a model Hamiltonian to study spin-dependent <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through helicene molecules which are connected by two semi-infinite graphene nanoribbons and try to elucidate a recent experiment of the spin-selectivity effect observed in the helicene molecules. The results indicate that the helicene molecules can present a significant spin-filtering effect in the case of extremely weak spin-orbit coupling, which is three orders of magnitude smaller than the hopping integral. The underlying physics is attributed to intrinsic chiral symmetry of the helicene molecules. When the chirality is switched from the right-handed species to the left-handed species, the spin polarization is reversed exactly. These results are consistent with a recent experiment [V. Kiran et al., Adv. Mater. 28, 1957 (2016), 10.1002/adma.201504725]. In addition, the spin-filtering effect of the helicene molecules is robust against molecular lengths, dephasing strengths, and space position disorder. This theoretical work may motivate further studies on chiral-induced spin selectivity in molecular systems.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1009941','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1009941"><span>Nonequilibrium <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in a one-dimensional Mott insulator</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Heidrich-Meisner, F.; Gonzalez, Ivan; Al-Hassanieh, K. A.; Feiguin, A. E.; Rozenberg, M. J.; Dagotto, Elbio R</p> <p>2010-01-01</p> <p>We calculate the nonequilibrium <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of a one-dimensional interacting chain at half filling, coupled to noninteracting leads. The interacting chain is initially in a Mott insulator state that is driven out of equilibrium by applying a strong bias voltage between the leads. For bias voltages above a certain threshold we observe the breakdown of the Mott insulator state and the establishment of a steady-state elec- tronic current through the system. Based on extensive time-dependent density-matrix renormalization-group simulations, we show that this steady-state current always has the same functional dependence on voltage, independent of the microscopic details of the model and we relate the value of the threshold to the Lieb-Wu gap. We frame our results in terms of the Landau-Zener dielectric breakdown picture. Finally, we also discuss the real-time evolution of the current, and characterize the current-carrying state resulting from the breakdown of the Mott insulator by computing the double occupancy, the spin structure factor, and the entanglement entropy.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015NatSR...5E9667O','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015NatSR...5E9667O"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in two-dimensional high dielectric constant nanosystems</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ortuño, M.; Somoza, A. M.; Vinokur, V. M.; Baturina, T. I.</p> <p>2015-04-01</p> <p>There has been remarkable recent progress in engineering high-dielectric constant two dimensional (2D) materials, which are being actively pursued for applications in nanoelectronics in capacitor and memory devices, energy storage, and high-frequency modulation in communication devices. Yet many of the unique properties of these systems are poorly understood and remain unexplored. Here we report a numerical study of hopping conductivity of the lateral network of capacitors, which models two-dimensional insulators, and demonstrate that 2D long-range Coulomb interactions lead to peculiar size effects. We find that the characteristic energy governing <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> scales logarithmically with either system size or electrostatic screening length depending on which one is shorter. Our results are relevant well beyond their immediate context, explaining, for example, recent experimental observations of logarithmic size dependence of electric conductivity of thin superconducting films in the critical vicinity of superconductor-insulator transition where a giant dielectric constant develops. Our findings mark a radical departure from the orthodox view of conductivity in 2D systems as a local characteristic of materials and establish its macroscopic global character as a generic property of high-dielectric constant 2D nanomaterials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/969243','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/969243"><span>Near Edge X-Ray <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Fine Structure Spectroscopy with X-Ray Free-<span class="hlt">Electron</span> Lasers</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Bernstein, D.P.; Acremann, Y.; Scherz, A.; Burkhardt, M.; Stohr, J.; Beye, M.; Schlotter, W.F.; Beeck, T.; Sorgenfrei, F.; Pietzsch, A.; Wurth, W.; Fohlisch, A.; /Hamburg U.</p> <p>2009-12-11</p> <p>We demonstrate the feasibility of Near Edge X-ray <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy on solids by means of femtosecond soft x-ray pulses from a free-<span class="hlt">electron</span> laser (FEL). Our experiments, carried out at the Free-<span class="hlt">Electron</span> Laser at Hamburg (FLASH), used a special sample geometry, spectrographic energy dispersion, single shot position-sensitive detection and a data normalization procedure that eliminates the severe fluctuations of the incident intensity in space and photon energy. As an example we recorded the {sup 3}D{sub 1} N{sub 4,5}-edge <span class="hlt">absorption</span> resonance of La{sup 3+}-ions in LaMnO{sub 3}. Our study opens the door for x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> measurements on future x-ray FEL facilities.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19990071231','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19990071231"><span>Inner Magnetospheric Superthermal <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span>: Photoelectron and Plasma Sheet <span class="hlt">Electron</span> Sources</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Khazanov, G. V.; Liemohn, M. W.; Kozyra, J. U.; Moore, T. E.</p> <p>1998-01-01</p> <p>Two time-dependent kinetic models of superthermal <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> are combined to conduct global calculations of the nonthermal <span class="hlt">electron</span> distribution function throughout the inner magnetosphere. It is shown that the energy range of validity for this combined model extends down to the superthermal-thermal intersection at a few eV, allowing for the calculation of the en- tire distribution function and thus an accurate heating rate to the thermal plasma. Because of the linearity of the formulas, the source terms are separated to calculate the distributions from the various populations, namely photoelectrons (PEs) and plasma sheet <span class="hlt">electrons</span> (PSEs). These distributions are discussed in detail, examining the processes responsible for their formation in the various regions of the inner magnetosphere. It is shown that convection, corotation, and Coulomb collisions are the dominant processes in the formation of the PE distribution function and that PSEs are dominated by the interplay between the drift terms. Of note is that the PEs propagate around the nightside in a narrow channel at the edge of the plasmasphere as Coulomb collisions reduce the fluxes inside of this and convection compresses the flux tubes inward. These distributions are then recombined to show the development of the total superthermal <span class="hlt">electron</span> distribution function in the inner magnetosphere and their influence on the thermal plasma. PEs usually dominate the dayside heating, with integral energy fluxes to the ionosphere reaching 10(exp 10) eV/sq cm/s in the plasmasphere, while heating from the PSEs typically does not exceed 10(exp 8) eV/sq cm/s. On the nightside, the inner plasmasphere is usually unheated by superthermal <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. A feature of these combined spectra is that the distribution often has upward slopes with energy, particularly at the crossover from PE to PSE dominance, indicating that instabilities are possible.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1338250','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1338250"><span>Revealing <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure changes in Chevrel phase cathodes upon Mg insertion using X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Wan, Liwen F.; Wright, Joshua; Perdue, Brian R.; Fister, Timothy T.; Kim, Soojeong; Apblett, Christopher A.; Prendergast, David</p> <p>2016-06-10</p> <p>Following previous work predicting the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> response of the Chevrel phase Mo6S8 upon Mg insertion (Thole et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 22548), we provide the experimental proof, evident in X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy, to illustrate the charge compensation mechanism of the Chevrel phase compound during Mg insertion and de-insertion processes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1990RScI...61.2073P','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1990RScI...61.2073P"><span>A combination spectrophotometer for measuring <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, natural circular dichroism, and magnetic circular dichroism spectra</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Policke, Timothy A.; Schreiner, Anton F.; Trexler, Jack W.; Knopp, James A.</p> <p>1990-08-01</p> <p>The design, construction, and evaluation of a combination spectrometer for measuring <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> (EA), natural circular dichroism (CD), and magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) are described. Around the optical components of a JASCO ORD/UV-5 spectropolarimeter, a new EA/CD/MCD instrument was built with the realized intentions of increasing sensitivity and upgrading the analog tube type circuitry to a solid-state digitally, computer-controlled spectrophotometer. It is a flexible, dynamic, and user-controllable system, interfaced to an Apple II Plus computer, for studying instrument and signal parameters. The monochromator (M), photoelastic modulator (PEM), photomultiplier tube applied voltage (PMHV), and photomultiplier tube dc output current (PMdc) are under complete and independent software control. Our system has two unique aspects for obtaining the circular dichroism. First, the ac signal is measured with a voltage-to-frequency (V/f) converter; and, second, both the ac and the dc are independently recorded and their ratio is digitally calculated. This design has several advantages which include the elimination of voltage divider integrated circuits or division <span class="hlt">electronics</span>, a wide dynamic range, a greater precision of ac values at low percentages of full scale, and the capability of continuous integration over long time periods. Also, both types of spectra, EA and CD or MCD, are obtained from the current output of the PM. This paper not only describes the design of the instrument for obtaining the two types of spectra but also compares four methods of obtaining the circular dichroism. Sensitivities of ˜1×10-7ΔA units are achievable as determined by measuring CD spectra of the well-known enantiomer (+)-[Co(en)3]3+.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19591441','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19591441"><span>Injection, <span class="hlt">transport</span>, <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and phosphorescence properties of a series of blue-emitting Ir(III) emitters in OLEDs: a DFT and time-dependent DFT study.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Li, Xiao-Na; Wu, Zhi-Jian; Si, Zhen-Jun; Zhang, Hong-Jie; Zhou, Liang; Liu, Xiao-Juan</p> <p>2009-08-17</p> <p>Quantum-chemistry methods were explored to investigate the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures, injection and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties, <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and phosphorescence mechanism of a series of blue-emitting Ir(III) complexes {[(F(2)-ppy)(2)Ir(pta -X/pyN4)], where F(2)-ppy = (2,4-difluoro)phenylpyridine; pta = pyridine-1,2,4-triazole; X = phenyl(1); p-tolyl (2); 2,6-difluororophenyl (3); -CF(3) (4), and pyN4 = pyridine-1,2,4-tetrazolate (5)}, which are used as emitters in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The mobility of hole and <span class="hlt">electron</span> were studied computationally based on the Marcus theory. Calculations of Ionization potentials (IPs) and <span class="hlt">electron</span> affinities (EAs) were used to evaluate the injection abilities of holes and <span class="hlt">electrons</span> into these complexes. The reasons for the lower EL efficiency and phosphorescence quantum yields in 3-5 than in 1and 2 have been investigated. These new structure-property relationships can guide an improved design and optimization of OLED devices based on blue-emitting phosphorescent Ir(III) complexes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1286933','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1286933"><span>Composition dependence of <span class="hlt">electronic</span>, magnetic, <span class="hlt">transport</span> and morphological properties of mixed valence manganite thin films</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Singh, Surendra; Freeland, J. W.; Fitzsimmons, Michael R.; Jeen, H.; Biswas, A.</p> <p>2016-07-27</p> <p>Mixed-valence manganese oxides present striking properties like the colossal magnetoresistance, metal-insulator transition (MIT) that may result from coexistence of ferromagnetic, metallic and insulating phases. Percolation of such phase coexistence in the vicinity of MIT leads to first-order transition in these manganites. However the length scales over which the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and magnetic phases are separated across MIT which appears compelling for bulk systems has been elusive in (La<sub>1-y</sub>Pr<sub>y</sub>)<sub>1-x</sub>CaxMnO<sub>3</sub> films. Here we show the in-plane length scale over which charge and magnetism are correlated in (La<sub>0.4</sub>Pr<sub>0.6</sub>)<sub>1-x</sub>CaxMnO3 films with x = 0.33 and 0.375, across the MIT temperature. We combine electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> (resistance) measurements, x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy (XAS), x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), and specular/off-specular x-ray resonant magnetic scattering (XRMS) measurements as a function of temperature to elucidate relationships between <span class="hlt">electronic</span>, magnetic and morphological structure of the thin films. Using off-specular XRMS we obtained the charge-charge and charge-magnetic correlation length of these LPCMO films across the MIT. We observed different charge-magnetic correlation length for two films which increases below the MIT. The different correlation length shown by two films may be responsible for different macroscopic (<span class="hlt">transport</span> and magnetic) properties.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Biochemistry&pg=7&id=EJ1068668','ERIC'); return false;" href="http://eric.ed.gov/?q=Biochemistry&pg=7&id=EJ1068668"><span>Using Adobe Flash Animations of <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Chain to Teach and Learn Biochemistry</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/extended.jsp?_pageLabel=advanced">ERIC Educational Resources Information Center</a></p> <p>Teplá, Milada; Klímová, Helena</p> <p>2015-01-01</p> <p>Teaching the subject of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain is one of the most challenging aspects of the chemistry curriculum at the high school level. This article presents an educational program called "<span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Chain" which consists of 14 visual animations including a biochemistry quiz. 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Here, we present the intensity dependent, nonlinear x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in dense aluminum target using the collisional-radiative population kinetic calculations. With high peak intensity of XFEL pulses, even below K-<span class="hlt">absorption</span> edge, x-ray photons could create excited states of which <span class="hlt">absorption</span> is larger than the ground state <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. At the resonant energy of neutral atom, increasing x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the intensity range of 1016 17 W/cm2 has been observed, and it is the reverse saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the x-ray regime. The similar observations have been also made at the other resonant energies of higher charge states. At even higher XFEL intensities, bleaching a specific charge state could lead a transition from reverse saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span> to saturable <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, so thus x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> is decreasing. Detailed population kinetics of charge states relevant to the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of x-ray photons, and fast modulation of XFEL spectrum will be discussed. This work is supported by Institute of Basic Science (IBS-R012-D1) and National Research Foundation of Korea (No. 2015R1A5A1009962 and 2016R1A2B4009631).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21910905','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21910905"><span>Tuning the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of grapheme through functionalisation with fluorine.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Withers, Freddie; Russo, Saverio; Dubois, Marc; Craciun, Monica F</p> <p>2011-09-12</p> <p>We demonstrate the possibility to tune the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of graphene mono-layers and multi-layers by functionalisation with fluorine. For mono-layer samples, with increasing the fluorine content, we observe a transition from <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through Mott variable range hopping (VRH) in two dimensions to Efros-Shklovskii VRH. Multi-layer fluorinated graphene with high concentration of fluorine show two-dimensional Mott VRH <span class="hlt">transport</span>, whereas CF0.28 multi-layer flakes exhibit thermally activated <span class="hlt">transport</span> through near neighbour hopping. Our experimental findings demonstrate that the ability to control the degree of functionalisation of graphene is instrumental to engineer different <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties in graphene materials.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2010-title41-vol3-sec102-118-65.pdf','CFR'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2010-title41-vol3-sec102-118-65.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.65 - Can my agency receive <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2010&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2010-07-01</p> <p>... <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services? 102-118.65 Section 102-118.65 Public Contracts and... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.65 Can my agency receive <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span>... to use <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for the procurement and billing of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services....</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2011-title41-vol3-sec102-118-65.pdf','CFR2011'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2011-title41-vol3-sec102-118-65.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.65 - Can my agency receive <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2011&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>... <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services? 102-118.65 Section 102-118.65 Public Contracts and... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.65 Can my agency receive <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for payment of <span class="hlt">transportation</span>... to use <span class="hlt">electronic</span> billing for the procurement and billing of <span class="hlt">transportation</span> services....</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27500791','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27500791"><span>Highlights From the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists/ International <span class="hlt">Transporter</span> Consortium Joint Workshop on Drug <span class="hlt">Transporters</span> in <span class="hlt">Absorption</span>, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion: From the Bench to the Bedside - Clinical Pharmacology Considerations.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Ronaldson, P T; Bauer, B; El-Kattan, A F; Shen, H; Salphati, L; Louie, S W</p> <p>2016-11-01</p> <p>The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists/International <span class="hlt">Transporter</span> Consortium Joint Workshop on Drug <span class="hlt">Transporters</span> in <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, distribution, metabolism, and excretion was held with the objective of discussing innovative advances in <span class="hlt">transporter</span> pharmacology. Specific topics included (i) <span class="hlt">transporters</span> at the blood-brain barrier (BBB); (ii) emerging <span class="hlt">transport</span> proteins; (iii) recent advances in achieving hepatoselectivity and optimizing clearance for organic anion-<span class="hlt">transporting</span> polypeptide (OATP) substrates; (iv) utility of animal models for <span class="hlt">transporter</span> studies; and (v) clinical correlation of <span class="hlt">transporter</span> polymorphisms. Here, we present state-of-the-art highlights from this workshop in these key areas of focus.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-02/pdf/2012-7804.pdf','FEDREG'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-02/pdf/2012-7804.pdf"><span>77 FR 19747 - Notice of <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services' Transition from Paper to <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Fare Media</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR">Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014</a></p> <p></p> <p>2012-04-02</p> <p>... Office of the Secretary of <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Notice of <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services' Transition from Paper to... implementation of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> distribution, and a limited paper voucher process, allows for the most effective and... distributed the qualified <span class="hlt">transportation</span> fringe benefit to participating Federal employees via a paper...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AIPC.1786o0002I','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AIPC.1786o0002I"><span>State-to-state kinetics and <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited N and O atoms</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Istomin, V. A.; Kustova, E. V.</p> <p>2016-11-01</p> <p>A theoretical model of <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in <span class="hlt">electronically</span> excited atomic gases in the state-to-state approach is developed. Different models for the collision diameters of atoms in excited states are discussed, and it is shown that the Slater-like models can be applied for the state-resolved <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficient calculations. The influence of collision diameters of N and O atoms with <span class="hlt">electronic</span> degrees of freedom on the <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties is evaluated. Different distributions on the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> energy are considered for the calculation of <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients. For the Boltzmann-like distributions at temperatures greater than 15000 K, an important effect of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> excitation on the thermal conductivity and viscosity coefficients is found; the coefficients decrease significantly when many <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states are taken into account. It is shown that under hypersonic reentry conditions the impact of collision diameters on the <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties is not really important since the populations of high levels behind the shock waves are low.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5095899','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=5095899"><span>Insights into the post-transcriptional regulation of the mitochondrial <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Sirey, Tamara M.; Ponting, Chris P.</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>The regulation of the mitochondrial <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain is central to the control of cellular homeostasis. There are significant gaps in our understanding of how the expression of the mitochondrial and nuclear genome-encoded components of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain are co-ordinated, and how the assembly of the protein complexes that constitute the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain are regulated. Furthermore, the role post-transcriptional gene regulation may play in modulating these processes needs to be clarified. This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the post-transcriptional gene regulation of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain and highlights how noncoding RNAs may contribute significantly both to complex <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain regulatory networks and to mitochondrial dysfunction. PMID:27911731</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013APS..MAR.Y8003A','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013APS..MAR.Y8003A"><span>Evidence for strong <span class="hlt">electron</span> correlations in graphene molecular fragments: Theory and experiments on two-photon <span class="hlt">absorptions</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Aryanpour, Karan; Roberts, Adam; Sandhu, Arvinder; Shukla, Alok; Mazumdar, Sumit</p> <p>2013-03-01</p> <p>Historically, the occurrence of the lowest two-photon state below the optical one-photon state in linear polyenes, polyacetylenes and polydiacetylenes provided the strongest evidence for strong <span class="hlt">electron</span> correlations in these linear π-conjugated systems. We demonstrate similar behavior in several molecular fragments of graphene with D6 h symmetry, theoretically and experimentally. Theoretically, we have calculated one versus two-photon <span class="hlt">absorptions</span> in coronene, two different hexabenzocoronenes and circumcoronene, within the Pariser-Parr-Pople π-<span class="hlt">electron</span> Hamiltonian using high order configuration interaction. Experimentally, we have performed z-scan measurements using a white light super-continuum source on coronene and hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene to determine frequency-dependent two-photon <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficients, for comparison to the ground state <span class="hlt">absorptions</span>. Excellent agreement between experiment and theory in our work gives strong evidence for significant <span class="hlt">electron</span> correlations between the π-<span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the graphene molecular fragments. We particularly benchmark high order <span class="hlt">electron</span>-hole excitations in graphene fragments as a key element behind the agreement between theory and experiment in this work. We acknowledge NSF-CHE-1151475 grant as our funding source.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94w5153Y','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016PhRvB..94w5153Y"><span>Bidirectional effect of magnetic field on <span class="hlt">electronic</span> thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span> of metals from all-<span class="hlt">electron</span> first-principles calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Yang, Jia-Yue; Yue, Sheng-Ying; Hu, Ming</p> <p>2016-12-01</p> <p>Considerable discussions have occurred about the critical role played by free <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of heat in pure metals. In principle, any environment that can influence the dynamical behaviors of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> would have impact on <span class="hlt">electronic</span> thermal conductivity (κel) of metals. Over the past decades, significant progress and comprehensive understanding have been gained from theoretical, as well as experimental, investigations by taking into account the effects of various conditions, typically temperature, impurities, strain, dimensionality, interface, etc. However, the effect of external magnetic field has received less attention. In this paper, the magnetic-field dependence of <span class="hlt">electron</span>-phonon scattering, the <span class="hlt">electron</span>'s lifetime, and κel of representative metals (Al, Ni, and Nb) are investigated within the framework of all-<span class="hlt">electron</span> spin-density functional theory. For Al and Ni, the induced magnetization vector field and difference in <span class="hlt">electron</span> density under external magnetic-field aggregate toward the center of unit cell, leading to the enhanced <span class="hlt">electron</span>-phonon scattering, the damped <span class="hlt">electron</span>'s lifetime, and thus the reduced κel. On the contrary, for Nb with strong intrinsic <span class="hlt">electron</span>-phonon interaction, the <span class="hlt">electron</span>'s lifetime and κel slightly increase as external magnetic field is enhanced. This is mainly attributed to the separately distributed magnetization vector field and difference in <span class="hlt">electron</span> density along the corner of unit cell. This paper sheds light on the origin of influence of external magnetic field on κel for pure metals and offers a new route for robust manipulation of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> thermal <span class="hlt">transport</span> via applying external magnetic field.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3572443','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3572443"><span>Hot <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in a strongly correlated transition-metal oxide</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Rana, Kumari Gaurav; Yajima, Takeaki; Parui, Subir; Kemper, Alexander F.; Devereaux, Thomas P.; Hikita, Yasuyuki; Hwang, Harold Y.; Banerjee, Tamalika</p> <p>2013-01-01</p> <p>Oxide heterointerfaces are ideal for investigating strong correlation effects to <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, relevant for oxide-<span class="hlt">electronics</span>. Using hot-<span class="hlt">electrons</span>, we probe <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> perpendicular to the La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (LSMO)- Nb-doped SrTiO3 (Nb:STO) interface and find the characteristic hot-<span class="hlt">electron</span> attenuation length in LSMO to be 1.48 ± 0.10 unit cells (u.c.) at −1.9 V, increasing to 2.02 ± 0.16 u.c. at −1.3 V at room temperature. Theoretical analysis of this energy dispersion reveals the dominance of <span class="hlt">electron-electron</span> and polaron scattering. Direct visualization of the local <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> shows different transmission at the terraces and at the step-edges. PMID:23429420</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012CP....403....1R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012CP....403....1R"><span>Theoretical study of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy of propadienylidene molecule vis-â-vis the observed diffuse interstellar bands</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Reddy, Samala Nagaprasad; Mahapatra, S.</p> <p>2012-07-01</p> <p>Observation of broad and diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs) at 4881 Å and 5440 Å assigned to the optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of Y-shaped propadienylidene (H2Cdbnd Cdbnd C:) molecule is theoretically examined in this paper. This molecule apparently absorbs in the same wavelength region as the observed DIBs and was suggested to be a potential carrier of these DIBs. This assignment mostly relied on the experimental data from radioastronomy and laboratory measurements. Motivated by these available experimental data we attempt here a theoretical study and investigate the detailed <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure and nuclear dynamics underlying the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> bands of propadienylidene molecule. Our results show that this molecule indeed absorbs in the wavelength region of the recorded DIBs. Strong nonadiabatic coupling between its energetically low-lying <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states plays major role, initiates ultrafast internal conversion and contributes to the spectral broadening. Theoretical findings are finally compared with the available experimental and theoretical data and discussed in connection with the recorded DIBs.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhDT........43H','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015PhDT........43H"><span>An <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Structure Approach to Charge Transfer and <span class="hlt">Transport</span> in Molecular Building Blocks for Organic Optoelectronics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Hendrickson, Heidi Phillips</p> <p></p> <p>A fundamental understanding of charge separation in organic materials is necessary for the rational design of optoelectronic devices suited for renewable energy applications and requires a combination of theoretical, computational, and experimental methods. Density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent (TD)DFT are cost effective ab-initio approaches for calculating fundamental properties of large molecular systems, however conventional DFT methods have been known to fail in accurately characterizing frontier orbital gaps and charge transfer states in molecular systems. In this dissertation, these shortcomings are addressed by implementing an optimally-tuned range-separated hybrid (OT-RSH) functional approach within DFT and TDDFT. The first part of this thesis presents the way in which RSH-DFT addresses the shortcomings in conventional DFT. Environmentally-corrected RSH-DFT frontier orbital energies are shown to correspond to thin film measurements for a set of organic semiconducting molecules. Likewise, the improved RSH-TDDFT description of charge transfer excitations is benchmarked using a model ethene dimer and silsesquioxane molecules. In the second part of this thesis, RSH-DFT is applied to chromophore-functionalized silsesquioxanes, which are currently investigated as candidates for building blocks in optoelectronic applications. RSH-DFT provides insight into the nature of <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> and emissive states in silsesquioxanes. While <span class="hlt">absorption</span> primarily involves transitions localized on one chromophore, charge transfer between chromophores and between chromophore and silsesquioxane cage have been identified. The RSH-DFT approach, including a protocol accounting for complex environmental effects on charge transfer energies, was tested and validated against experimental measurements. The third part of this thesis addresses quantum <span class="hlt">transport</span> through nano-scale junctions. The ability to quantify a molecular junction via spectroscopic methods is crucial to their</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013JAP...113s3102A','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013JAP...113s3102A"><span>Polarization dependence of <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by bound <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in self-assembled quantum dots</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ameen, Tarek A.; El-Batawy, Yasser M.</p> <p>2013-05-01</p> <p>In this paper, the effects of the incident light polarization on the bound to continuum linear <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient of quantum dot devices have been investigated. The study is based on the effective mass theory and the Non Equilibrium Green's Function formalism. For the bound to continuum component of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient, both of in-plane and perpendicular polarization effects are studied for different sizes of conical quantum dots. Generally, decreasing the dot's dimensions results in an increase of the in-plane polarized light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and in moving the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> peak towards longer wavelengths. On the other hand, decreasing the dot's dimensions results in a decrease of the perpendicularly polarized light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> coefficient and in moving the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> peak towards longer wavelengths.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096262','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1096262"><span>Modeling <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the presence of electric and magnetic fields.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Fan, Wesley C.; Drumm, Clifton Russell; Pautz, Shawn D.; Turner, C. David</p> <p>2013-09-01</p> <p>This report describes the theoretical background on modeling <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the presence of electric and magnetic fields by incorporating the effects of the Lorentz force on <span class="hlt">electron</span> motion into the Boltzmann <span class="hlt">transport</span> equation. Electromagnetic fields alter the <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy and trajectory continuously, and these effects can be characterized mathematically by differential operators in terms of <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy and direction. Numerical solution techniques, based on the discrete-ordinates and finite-element methods, are developed and implemented in an existing radiation <span class="hlt">transport</span> code, SCEPTRE.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26577021','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26577021"><span>Eicosapentaenoic acid inhibits intestinal β-carotene <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by downregulation of lipid <span class="hlt">transporter</span> expression via PPAR-α dependent mechanism.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Mashurabad, Purna Chandra; Kondaiah, Palsa; Palika, Ravindranadh; Ghosh, Sudip; Nair, Madhavan K; Raghu, Pullakhandam</p> <p>2016-01-15</p> <p>The involvement of lipid <span class="hlt">transporters</span>, the scavenger receptor class B, type I (SR-BI) and Niemann-Pick type C1 Like 1 protein (NPC1L1) in carotenoid <span class="hlt">absorption</span> is demonstrated in intestinal cells and animal models. Dietary ω-3 fatty acids are known to possess antilipidemic properties, which could be mediated by activation of PPAR family transcription factors. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), on intestinal β-carotene <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. β-carotene uptake in Caco-2/TC7 cells was inhibited by EPA (p < 0.01) and PPARα agonist (P < 0.01), but not by DHA, PPARγ or PPARδ agonists. Despite unaltered β-carotene uptake, both DHA and PPARδ agonists inhibited the NPC1L1 expression. Further, EPA also induced the expression of carnitine palmitoyl transferase 1A (CPT1A) expression, a PPARα target gene. Interestingly, EPA induced inhibition of β-carotene uptake and SR B1 expression were abrogated by specific PPARα antagonist, but not by PPARδ antagonist. EPA and PPARα agonist also inhibited the basolateral secretion of β-carotene from Caco-2 cells grown on permeable supports. These results suggest that EPA inhibits intestinal β-carotene <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by down regulation of SR B1 expression via PPARα dependent mechanism and provide an evidence for dietary modulation of intestinal β-carotene <span class="hlt">absorption</span>.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999AcSpA..55.2513C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999AcSpA..55.2513C"><span>Interaction of chlorpromazine and trifluoperazine with ionic micelles: <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy studies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Caetano, Wilker; Tabak, Marcel</p> <p>1999-10-01</p> <p>The characteristics of binding of two phenothiazine antipsychotic drugs, namely, chlorpromazine (CPZ) and trifluoperazine (TFP), to cationic cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC), zwitterionic N-hexadecyl- N, N-dimethyl-3-ammonio-1-propanesulfonate (HPS), neutral t-octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol (TRITON X-100) and polyoxyethylene dodecyl ether (Brij-35) micelles were investigated using <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy. Binding constants Kb and p Ka values of drugs in micelles were estimated using the red shifts of the maximum <span class="hlt">absorption</span> upon alkalization or in the presence of detergents. The p Ka of TFP seems to be shifted by 2.5-4.1 units to lower values in the presence of different surfactants as compared to the experimental value of p Ka obtained in buffer which is around 7.0. Consideration of the second p Ka around 4.0 reported in the literature for TFP leads to a better rationalization of p Ka changes for this compound. The changes in p Ka contributed by electrostatic effects are all positive, small for CTAC (+0.2), and greater for HPS (+0.9). For CPZ the p Ka shift due to its interaction with micelles is in the 0.7-2.3 range, the direction of the shift depending on the charge of the polar head. The electrostatic contribution for the shift is great for CTAC (-0.8) and smaller for HPS (+0.2). This result suggests a more polar localization in the micelle of CPZ as compared to TFP. The values of binding constants Kb for TFP and CPZ in different protonation states show that electrostatic interactions are essential in the affinity of the drugs to micelles bearing different charges on their headgroups (CTAC, HPS). Data for Brij-35 demonstrate that the additional charge on the TFP ring at pH 2.0 leads to a decrease of binding constant probably due to the repulsion of the phenothiazine ring from the protons accumulated at the polar head of the micelle at acidic pH values. For this micelle at pH 5.0 TFP has a Kb 3-fold greater than that for CPZ while at pH 2.0 Kb for</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1236306','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1236306"><span>Synthesis, <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and optical properties of Si:α-Fe <sub>2</sub> O <sub>3</sub> single crystals</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Rettie, Alexander J. E.; Chemelewski, William D.; Wygant, Bryan R.; Lindemuth, Jeffrey; Lin, Jung-Fu; Eisenberg, David; Brauer, Carolyn S.; Johnson, Timothy J.; Beiswenger, Toya N.; Ash, Richard D.; Li, Xiang; Zhou, Jianshi; Mullins, C. Buddie</p> <p>2016-01-01</p> <p>We report the synthesis of silicon-doped hematite (Si:α-Fe2O3) single crystals via chemical vapor <span class="hlt">transport</span>, with Si incorporation on the order of 1019 cm-3. The conductivity, Seebeck and Hall effect were measured in the basal plane between 200 and 400 K. Distinct differences in <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> were observed above and below the magnetic transition temperature of hematite at ~265 K (the Morin transition, TM). Above 265 K, <span class="hlt">transport</span> was found to agree with the adia-batic small-polaron model, the conductivity was characterized by an activation energy of ~100 meV and the Hall effect was dominated by the weak ferromagnetism of the material. A room temperature <span class="hlt">electron</span> drift mobility of ~10-2 cm2 V-1 s-1 was estimated. Below TM, the activation energy increased to ~160 meV and a conventional Hall coefficient could be de-termined. In this regime, the Hall coefficient was negative and the corresponding Hall mobility was temperature-independent with a value of ~10-1 cm2 V-1 s-1. Seebeck coefficient measurements indicated that the silicon donors were fully ionized in the temperature range studied. Finally, in the doped species we observe a very broad infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> fea-ture centered near 0.4 eV that does not appear to be hydroxyl related but is tentatively assigned to photon-assisted small-polaron hops. These results are discussed in the context of existing hematite <span class="hlt">transport</span> studies.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/946455','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/946455"><span><span class="hlt">Electrons</span> in a positive-ion beam with solenoid or quadrupole magnetic <span class="hlt">transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Molvik, A.W.; Kireeff Covo, M.; Cohen, R.; Coleman, J.; Sharp, W.; Bieniosek, F.; Friedman, A.; Roy, P.K.; Seidl, P.; Lund, S.M.; Faltens, A.; Vay, J.L.; Prost, L.</p> <p>2007-06-04</p> <p>The High Current Experiment (HCX) is used to study beam <span class="hlt">transport</span> and accumulation of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in quadrupole magnets and the Neutralized Drift-Compression Experiment (NDCX) to study beam <span class="hlt">transport</span> through and accumulation of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in magnetic solenoids. We find that both clearing and suppressor electrodes perform as intended, enabling <span class="hlt">electron</span> cloud densities to be minimized. Then, the measured beam envelopes in both quadrupoles and solenoids agree with simulations, indicating that theoretical beam current <span class="hlt">transport</span> limits are reliable, in the absence of <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. At the other extreme, reversing electrode biases with the solenoid <span class="hlt">transport</span> effectively traps <span class="hlt">electrons</span>; or, in quadrupole magnets, grounding the suppressor electrode allows <span class="hlt">electron</span> emission from the end wall to flood the beam, in both cases producing significant degradation in the beam.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/919961','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/919961"><span><span class="hlt">Electrons</span> in a Positive-Ion Beam with Solenoid or Quadrupole Magnet <span class="hlt">Transport</span></span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Molvik, A W; Cohen, R H; Friedman, A; Covo, M K; Lund, S M; Sharp, W M; Seidl, P A; Bieniosek, F M; Coleman, J E; Faltens, A; Roy, P K; Vay, J L; Prost, L</p> <p>2007-06-01</p> <p>The High Current Experiment (HCX) is used to study beam <span class="hlt">transport</span> and accumulation of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in quadrupole magnets and the Neutralized Drift-Compression Experiment (NDCX) to study beam <span class="hlt">transport</span> through and accumulation of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in magnetic solenoids. We find that both clearing and suppressor electrodes perform as intended, enabling <span class="hlt">electron</span> cloud densities to be minimized. Then, the measured beam envelopes in both quadrupoles and solenoids agree with simulations, indicating that theoretical beam current <span class="hlt">transport</span> limits are reliable, in the absence of <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. At the other extreme, reversing electrode biases with the solenoid <span class="hlt">transport</span> effectively traps <span class="hlt">electrons</span>; or, in quadrupole magnets, grounding the suppressor electrode allows <span class="hlt">electron</span> emission from the end wall to flood the beam, in both cases producing significant degradation in the beam.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li class="active"><span>23</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_23 --> <div id="page_24" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li class="active"><span>24</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="461"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23698325','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23698325"><span>Stepping stones in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> from cells to electrodes in Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Bonanni, Pablo Sebastián; Massazza, Diego; Busalmen, Juan Pablo</p> <p>2013-07-07</p> <p>Geobacter sulfurreducens bacteria grow on biofilms and have the particular ability of using polarized electrodes as the final <span class="hlt">electron</span> acceptor of their respiratory chain. In these biofilms, <span class="hlt">electrons</span> are <span class="hlt">transported</span> through distances of more than 50 μm before reaching the electrode. The way in which <span class="hlt">electrons</span> are <span class="hlt">transported</span> across the biofilm matrix through such large distances remains under intense discussion. None of the two mechanisms proposed for explaining the process, <span class="hlt">electron</span> hopping through outer membrane cytochromes and metallic like conduction through conductive PilA filaments, can account for all the experimental evidence collected so far. Aiming at providing new elements for understanding the basis for <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, in this perspective article we present a modelled structure of Geobacter pilus. Its analysis in combination with already existing experimental evidence gives support to the proposal of the "stepping stone" mechanism, in which the combined action of pili and cytochromes allows long range <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through the biofilm.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..DPPT10020T','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016APS..DPPT10020T"><span>Comparison of the nonlocal <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> phenomenon between LHD and TFTR</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Tamura, Naoki; Fredrickson, Eric; Inagaki, Shigeru; Ida, Katsumi; Tsuchiya, Hayato; Tokuzawa, Tokihiko; Itoh, Kimitaka; Nagayama, Yoshio; Yamada, Hiroshi; Morisaki, Tomohiro; LHD Team</p> <p>2016-10-01</p> <p>In order to gain a predictive capability to achieve high-performance fusion plasmas, a better understanding of <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> in magnetically confined plasmas is highly required. Although recent experiments and simulations in the fusion research have revealed important characteristics of <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span>, there still are a number of outstanding issues in <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> such as nonlocality, which is defined as an instant interaction of <span class="hlt">transport</span> at between distant locations. The nonlocality in <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> is believed to be particularly prominent in a so-called nonlocal <span class="hlt">transport</span> phenomenon, a sudden jump in core <span class="hlt">electron</span> temperature right after an edge cooling, which has been firstly discovered in tokamak and recently done in helical device, the Large Helical Device (LHD). Experimental results obtained in the LHD provided new insights on the nonlocal <span class="hlt">transport</span> phenomenon. In this contribution, we will discuss and compare the nonlocal <span class="hlt">transport</span> phenomena observed in LHD and TFTR with analysis techniques developed for the LHD, which will provide a clearer understanding on the nonlocality in <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span>. This work is supported by Japan/U.S. Cooperation in Fusion Research and Development.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19790049939&hterms=1603&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3D%2526%25231603','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19790049939&hterms=1603&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D30%26Ntt%3D%2526%25231603"><span>Optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and radiative heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> in olivine at high temperature</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Shankland, T. J.; Nitsan, U.; Duba, A. G.</p> <p>1979-01-01</p> <p>Results are presented of measurements of the optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra (300-8000 nm) of olivine as a function of temperature (300-1700 K) under conditions of controlled and known oxygen fugacity within the stability field of the samples. The <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra are used to calculate the temperature-dependent radiative transfer coefficient of olivine and to numerically study the accuracy of the method. The present <span class="hlt">absorption</span> measurements in olivine under oxidizing conditions known to be within the olivine stability field indicate that the effective radiative conductivity K(R) is lower than that obtained in previous studies under different experimental conditions. The lower value of K(R) makes it more likely that some of the earth's internal heat is removed by convection and less likely that thermal models involving conduction and radiation alone will satisfactorily explain thermal conditions in the earth's mantle.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95k5416S','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95k5416S"><span>Landauer-Büttiker approach for hyperfine mediated <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the integer quantum Hall regime</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Singha, Aniket; Fauzi, M. H.; Hirayama, Y.; Muralidharan, Bhaskaran</p> <p>2017-03-01</p> <p>The interplay of spin-polarized <span class="hlt">electronic</span> edge states with the dynamics of the host nuclei in quantum Hall systems presents rich and nontrivial <span class="hlt">transport</span> physics. Here, we develop a Landauer-Büttiker approach to understand various experimental features observed in the integer quantum Hall setups featuring quantum point contacts. The approach developed here entails a phenomenological description of spin-resolved interedge scattering induced via hyperfine assisted <span class="hlt">electron</span>-nuclear spin flip-flop processes. A self-consistent simulation framework between the nuclear spin dynamics and edge state <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> is presented in order to gain crucial insights into the dynamic nuclear polarization effects on <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and in turn the <span class="hlt">electron</span>-spin polarization effects on the nuclear spin dynamics. In particular, we show that the hysteresis noted experimentally in the conductance-voltage trace as well as in the resistively detected NMR line-shape results from a lack of quasiequilibrium between <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and nuclear polarization evolution. In addition, we present circuit models to emulate such hyperfine mediated <span class="hlt">transport</span> effects to further facilitate a clear understanding of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> processes occurring around the quantum point contact. Finally, we extend our model to account for the effects of quadrupolar splitting of nuclear levels and also depict the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> signatures that arise from single and multiphoton processes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006QuEle..36..928I','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006QuEle..36..928I"><span>INTERACTION OF LASER RADIATION WITH MATTER: <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> of a femtosecond laser pulse by metals and the possibility of determining effective electron—<span class="hlt">electron</span> collision frequencies</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Isakov, Vladimir A.; Kanavin, Andrey P.; Uryupin, Sergey A.</p> <p>2006-10-01</p> <p>A method is proposed for describing <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of an <span class="hlt">electron</span>-heating femtosecond laser pulse that interacts with a metal under conditions of high-frequency skin effect. It is shown that the effective frequencies of electron—<span class="hlt">electron</span> collisions accompanied by umklapp processes can be determined by measuring the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> or reflection coefficients of a femtosecond pulse.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12975776','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12975776"><span>Kinetic analysis of hexose <span class="hlt">transport</span> to determine the mechanism of amygdalin and prunasin <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the intestine.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Wagner, Brent; Galey, William R</p> <p>2003-01-01</p> <p>Evidence is accumulating that glucose-conjugated compounds may be carried across the gut mucosa via the epithelial sodium-dependent monosaccharide <span class="hlt">transporter</span> SGLT1. A modification of the everted intestinal sac technique was utilized to study the <span class="hlt">transport</span> of the cyanogenic glycoside amygdalin (D-mandelonitrile beta-D-gentiobioside) and its metabolite D-mandelontrile beta-D-glucoside (prunasin). Everted sacs of rat jejunum and ileum were bathed in isotonic oxygenated sodium chloride-potassium phosphate buffer containing 2.8 microCi D-[(3)H]-mannose and 0.187 microCi D-[(14)C]-glucose. For treatment groups, buffers contained phloridzin, galactose, amygdalin or prunasin. The rate constant (k) for the <span class="hlt">transport</span> process was calculated. Compared with the control (n = 33), phloridzin (n = 25) significantly reduced the rate constants of both D-[(14)C]-glucose and D-[(3)H]-mannose. Substitution of sodium with choline and incremental galactose treatments similarly reduced D-[(14)C]-glucose influx, indicating that a fraction of the <span class="hlt">transport</span> is carrier-mediated. Treatment with amygdalin did not significantly affect the rate constants of D-[(14)C]-glucose or D-[(3)H]-mannose <span class="hlt">transport</span>. However, treatment with 1 mM prunasin (n = 16) did reduce the influx of D-[(14)C]-glucose without affecting D-[(3)H]-mannose values. This is consistent with the reports finding that glycoside <span class="hlt">absorption</span> may be mediated by SGLT1.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24977849','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24977849"><span>Spatial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of atomic coherence in electromagnetically induced <span class="hlt">absorption</span> with a paraffin-coated Rb vapor cell.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Lee, Yoon-Seok; Moon, Han Seb</p> <p>2014-06-30</p> <p>We report the spatial <span class="hlt">transport</span> of spontaneously transferred atomic coherence (STAC) in electromagnetically induced <span class="hlt">absorption</span> (EIA), which resulted from moving atoms with the STAC of the 5S(1/2) (F = 2)-5P(3/2) (F' = 3) transition of (87)Rb in a paraffin-coated vapor cell. In our experiment, two channels were spatially separate; the writing channel (WC) generated STAC in the EIA configuration, and the reading channel (RC) retrieved the optical field from the spatially <span class="hlt">transported</span> STAC. <span class="hlt">Transported</span> between the spatially separated positions, the fast light pulse of EIA in the WC and the delayed light pulse in the RC were observed. When the laser direction of the RC was counter-propagated in the direction of the WC, we observed direction reversal of the <span class="hlt">transported</span> light pulse in the EIA medium. Furthermore, the delay time, the magnitude, and the width of the spatially <span class="hlt">transported</span> light pulse were investigated with respect to the distance between the two channels.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15268516','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15268516"><span>Density functional calculations of the vibronic structure of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Dierksen, Marc; Grimme, Stefan</p> <p>2004-02-22</p> <p>Calculations of the vibronic structure in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> spectra of large organic molecules based on density functional methods are presented. The geometries of the excited states are obtained from time-dependent density functional (TDDFT) calculations employing the B3LYP hybrid functional. The vibrational functions and transition dipole moment derivatives are calculated within the harmonic approximation by finite difference of analytical gradients and the transition dipole moment, respectively. Normal mode mixing is taken into account by the Duschinsky transformation. The vibronic structure of strongly dipole-allowed transitions is calculated within the Franck-Condon approximation. Weakly dipole-allowed and dipole-forbidden transitions are treated within the Franck-Condon-Herzberg-Teller and Herzberg-Teller approximation, respectively. The <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of several organic pi systems (anthracene, pentacene, pyrene, octatetraene, styrene, azulene, phenoxyl) are calculated and compared with experimental data. For dipole-allowed transitions in general a very good agreement between theory and experiment is obtained. This indicates the good quality of the optimized geometries and harmonic force fields. Larger errors are found for the weakly dipole-allowed S0 --> S1 transition of pyrene which can tentatively be assigned to TDDFT errors for the relative energies of excited states close to the target state. The weak bands of azulene and phenoxyl are very well described within the Franck-Condon approximation which can be explained by the large energy gap (>1.2 eV) to higher-lying excited states leading to small vibronic couplings. Once corrections are made for the errors in the theoretical 0-0 transition energies, the TDDFT approach to calculate vibronic structure seems to outperform both widely used ab initio methods based on configuration interaction singles or complete active space self-consistent field wave functions and semiempirical treatments regarding accuracy</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007ApPhL..90u3109W','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007ApPhL..90u3109W"><span>Effects of dye adsorption on the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in ZnO-nanowire dye-sensitized solar cells</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Wu, Jih-Jen; Chen, Guan-Ren; Yang, Hung-Hsien; Ku, Chen-Hao; Lai-Yuan, Jr.</p> <p>2007-05-01</p> <p>Mercurochrome and N3 dyes are employed to be the sensitizers in the ZnO-nanowire (NW) dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). A lower fill factor is obtained in the N3-sensitized cell which results in comparable efficiencies in both ZnO-NW DSSCs although the N3 molecules possess a wider <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> range for light harvesting. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and open-circuit photovoltage decay measurements are employed to investigate the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties in both ZnO-NW DSSCs. The results indicate that more abundant <span class="hlt">electron</span> interfacial recombination occurs in the N3-sensitized ZnO-NW DSSC due to the higher surface trap density in the ZnO-NW photoanode after N3 dye adsorption.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1187991','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech/servlets/purl/1187991"><span>Towards simultaneous measurements of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and structural properties in ultra-fast x-ray free <span class="hlt">electron</span> laser <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy experiments</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Gaudin, J.; Fourment, C.; Cho, B. I.; Engelhorn, K.; Galtier, E.; Harmand, M.; Leguay, P. M.; Lee, H. J.; Nagler, B.; Nakatsutsumi, M.; Ozkan, C.; Störmer, M.; Toleikis, S.; Tschentscher, Th.; Heimann, P. A.; Dorchies, F.</p> <p>2014-04-17</p> <p>The rapidly growing ultrafast science with X-ray lasers unveils atomic scale processes with unprecedented time resolution bringing the so called “molecular movie” within reach. X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy is one of the most powerful x-ray techniques providing both local atomic order and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure when coupled with ad-hoc theory. Collecting <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra within few x-ray pulses is possible only in a dispersive setup. We demonstrate ultrafast time-resolved measurements of the LIII-edge x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> near-edge spectra of irreversibly laser excited Molybdenum using an average of only few x-ray pulses with a signal to noise ratio limited only by the saturation level of the detector. The simplicity of the experimental set-up makes this technique versatile and applicable for a wide range of pump-probe experiments, particularly in the case of non-reversible processes.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1187991-towards-simultaneous-measurements-electronic-structural-properties-ultra-fast-ray-free-electron-laser-absorption-spectroscopy-experiments','SCIGOV-DOEP'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/pages/biblio/1187991-towards-simultaneous-measurements-electronic-structural-properties-ultra-fast-ray-free-electron-laser-absorption-spectroscopy-experiments"><span>Towards simultaneous measurements of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and structural properties in ultra-fast x-ray free <span class="hlt">electron</span> laser <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy experiments</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/pages">DOE PAGES</a></p> <p>Gaudin, J.; Fourment, C.; Cho, B. I.; ...</p> <p>2014-04-17</p> <p>The rapidly growing ultrafast science with X-ray lasers unveils atomic scale processes with unprecedented time resolution bringing the so called “molecular movie” within reach. X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy is one of the most powerful x-ray techniques providing both local atomic order and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure when coupled with ad-hoc theory. Collecting <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra within few x-ray pulses is possible only in a dispersive setup. We demonstrate ultrafast time-resolved measurements of the LIII-edge x-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> near-edge spectra of irreversibly laser excited Molybdenum using an average of only few x-ray pulses with a signal to noise ratio limited only by the saturation level ofmore » the detector. The simplicity of the experimental set-up makes this technique versatile and applicable for a wide range of pump-probe experiments, particularly in the case of non-reversible processes.« less</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27420809','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27420809"><span>Competition of static magnetic and dynamic photon forces in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through a quantum dot.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Rauf Abdullah, Nzar; Tang, Chi-Shung; Manolescu, Andrei; Gudmundsson, Vidar</p> <p>2016-09-21</p> <p>We investigate theoretically the balance of the static magnetic and the dynamical photon forces in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> through a quantum dot in a photon cavity with a single photon mode. The quantum dot system is connected to external leads and the total system is exposed to a static perpendicular magnetic field. We explore the <span class="hlt">transport</span> characteristics through the system by tuning the ratio, [Formula: see text], between the photon energy, [Formula: see text], and the cyclotron energy, [Formula: see text]. Enhancement in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> with increasing <span class="hlt">electron</span>-photon coupling is observed when [Formula: see text]. In this case the photon field dominates and stretches the <span class="hlt">electron</span> charge distribution in the quantum dot, extending it towards the contact area for the leads. Suppression in the <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> is found when [Formula: see text], as the external magnetic field causes circular confinement of the charge density around the dot.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000APS..DPPWP1047M','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2000APS..DPPWP1047M"><span>Non-local Lateral <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat <span class="hlt">transport</span> from one or more hot spots.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Matte, Jean-Pierre; Alouani-Bibi, Fathallah</p> <p>2000-10-01</p> <p>Fokker-Planck simulations of collisional <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and <span class="hlt">transport</span> in long scale length, preformed, underdense plasmas heated by intense and narrow laser hot spots, as in certain recent LANL experiments [1], are presented. The temperature profiles compared with those obtained from flux limited or delocalized heat flow models. For the former, the temperature peaks can be matched only if a very low flux limiter is used, and even then, the scale length of the temperature profile is always overestimated. The <span class="hlt">electron</span> distribution function will be characterized, and compared to the "DLM" shape, exp(-(v/u)^m), [2] and the best fit for m will be compared to older formulas for uniform plasmas [2]. Hydrodynamic effects are also addressed with simulations which include ion motion; both with and without the ponderomotive force. The enhancement of sound velocity due to the "DLM" shape [3] inside the hot spot will be quantified. [1] J.A. Cobble et al., Phys. Plasmas, 7, 323 (2000) [2] J.P. Matte et al., Plasma Phys. and Contr. Fusion, 30, 1665, (1988) [3] B. B. Afeyan et al., PRL 81, 2322 (1998).</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16656451','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16656451"><span>Photosynthetic <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">Transport</span> Chain of Chlamydomonas reinhardi. IV. Purification and Properties of Plastocyanin.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Gorman, D S; Levine, R P</p> <p>1966-12-01</p> <p>The copper protein plastocyanin has been found to be an essential component of the photosynthetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> chain of Chlamydomonas reinhardi, and in this paper we describe a method for its isolation and purification from the wild-type strain. In addition, we describe some of its properties and compare them with those reported for spinach plastocyanin.The plastocyanin was extracted from acetone powders prepared from intact cells, and it was purified by ion exchange chromatography on DEAE cellulose and gel filtration on Sephadex G-75. The yield of the purified protein ranged from plastocyanin equivalent to 2.0 to 2.5 mug atoms copper per 1000 mumoles chlorophyll. In general the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum of plastocyanin from C. reinhardi resembled that of the plastocyanin from spinach. Some spectral differences were found in the ultraviolet region where, in contrast to spinach plastocyanin, that of C. reinhardi had a greater absorbance (relative to peaks in the visible) and less evidence for phenylalanine fine structure. The normal oxidation-reduction potential of C. reinhardi plastocyanin was found to be + 0.37 volts, the same as reported for spinach plastocyanin. The molecular weight of C. reinhardi plastocyanin has been estimated to be 13,000 +/- 2000. In contrast, the value for spinach plastocyanin has been found to be 21,000.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25798659','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25798659"><span>Analysis and calculation of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties and light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of defective sulfur-doped silicon and theoretical photoelectric conversion efficiency.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Jiang, He; Chen, Changshui</p> <p>2015-04-23</p> <p>Most material properties can be traced to <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures. Black silicon produced from SF6 or sulfur powder via irradiation with femtosecond laser pulses displays decreased infrared <span class="hlt">absorption</span> after annealing, with almost no corresponding change in visible light <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. The high-intensity laser pulses destroy the original crystal structure, and the doping element changes the material performance. In this work, the structural and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of several sulfur-doped silicon systems are investigated using first principle calculations. Depending on the sulfur concentration (level of doping) and the behavior of the sulfur atoms in the silicon lattice, different states or an absence of states are exhibited, compared with the undoped system. Moreover, the visible-infrared light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> intensities are structure specific. The results of our theoretical calculations show that the conversion efficiency of sulfur-doped silicon solar cells depends on the sulfur concentrations. Additionally, two types of defect configurations exhibit light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> characteristics that differ from the other configurations. These two structures produce a rapid increase in the theoretical photoelectric conversion efficiency in the range of the specific chemical potential studied. By controlling the positions of the atomic sulfur and the sulfur concentration in the preparation process, an efficient photovoltaic (PV) material may be obtainable.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1041896','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1041896"><span>Correlated Single-Crystal <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography at NSLS Beamline X26-C</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>A Orville; R Buono; M Cowan; A Heroux; G Shea-McCarthy; D Schneider; J Skinner; M Skinner; D Stoner-Ma; R Sweet</p> <p>2011-12-31</p> <p>The research philosophy and new capabilities installed at NSLS beamline X26-C to support <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and Raman spectroscopies coupled with X-ray diffraction are reviewed. This beamline is dedicated full time to multidisciplinary studies with goals that include revealing the relationship between the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and atomic structures in macromolecules. The beamline instrumentation has been fully integrated such that optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra and X-ray diffraction images are interlaced. Therefore, optical changes induced by X-ray exposure can be correlated with X-ray diffraction data collection. The installation of Raman spectroscopy into the beamline is also briefly reviewed. Data are now routinely generated almost simultaneously from three complementary types of experiments from the same sample. The beamline is available now to the NSLS general user population.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1025494','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1025494"><span>Correlated single-crystal <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography at NSLS beamline X26-C</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Orville, A.M.; Buono, R.; Cowan, M.; Heroux, A.; Shea-McCarthy, G.; Schneider, D. K.; Skinner, J. M.; Skinner, M. J.; Stoner-Ma, D.; Sweet, R. M.</p> <p>2011-05-01</p> <p>The research philosophy and new capabilities installed at NSLS beamline X26-C to support <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and Raman spectroscopies coupled with X-ray diffraction are reviewed. This beamline is dedicated full time to multidisciplinary studies with goals that include revealing the relationship between the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and atomic structures in macromolecules. The beamline instrumentation has been fully integrated such that optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra and X-ray diffraction images are interlaced. Therefore, optical changes induced by X-ray exposure can be correlated with X-ray diffraction data collection. The installation of Raman spectroscopy into the beamline is also briefly reviewed. Data are now routinely generated almost simultaneously from three complementary types of experiments from the same sample. The beamline is available now to the NSLS general user population.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3083912','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3083912"><span>Correlated single-crystal <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography at NSLS beamline X26-C</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Orville, Allen M.; Buono, Richard; Cowan, Matt; Héroux, Annie; Shea-McCarthy, Grace; Schneider, Dieter K.; Skinner, John M.; Skinner, Michael J.; Stoner-Ma, Deborah; Sweet, Robert M.</p> <p>2011-01-01</p> <p>The research philosophy and new capabilities installed at NSLS beamline X26-C to support <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and Raman spectroscopies coupled with X-ray diffraction are reviewed. This beamline is dedicated full time to multidisciplinary studies with goals that include revealing the relationship between the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and atomic structures in macromolecules. The beamline instrumentation has been fully integrated such that optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra and X-ray diffraction images are interlaced. Therefore, optical changes induced by X-ray exposure can be correlated with X-ray diffraction data collection. The installation of Raman spectroscopy into the beamline is also briefly reviewed. Data are now routinely generated almost simultaneously from three complementary types of experiments from the same sample. The beamline is available now to the NSLS general user population. PMID:21525643</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22314387','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22314387"><span>Local versus global <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties of chalcopyrite alloys: X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy and ab initio calculations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Sarmiento-Pérez, Rafael; Botti, Silvana; Schnohr, Claudia S.; Lauermann, Iver; Rubio, Angel; Johnson, Benjamin</p> <p>2014-09-07</p> <p>Element-specific unoccupied <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states of Cu(In, Ga)S{sub 2} were studied as a function of the In/Ga ratio by combining X-ray <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectroscopy with density functional theory calculations. The S <span class="hlt">absorption</span> edge shifts with changing In/Ga ratio as expected from the variation of the band gap. In contrast, the cation edge positions are largely independent of composition despite the changing band gap. This unexpected behavior is well reproduced by our calculations and originates from the dependence of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> states on the local atomic environment. The changing band gap arises from a changing spatial average of these localized states with changing alloy composition.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281785','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22281785"><span>Proliferation and mRNA expression of <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> villous cell markers and mineral <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in prolactin-exposed IEC-6 intestinal crypt cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Teerapornpuntakit, Jarinthorn; Wongdee, Kannikar; Thongbunchoo, Jirawan; Krishnamra, Nateetip; Charoenphandhu, Narattaphol</p> <p>2012-06-01</p> <p>During pregnancy and lactation, prolactin (PRL) enhances intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of calcium and other minerals for fetal development and milk production. Although an enhanced <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> efficiency is believed to mainly result from the upregulation of mineral <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> villous cells, some other possibilities, such as PRL-enhanced crypt cell proliferation and differentiation to increase the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> area, have never been ruled out. Here, we investigated cell proliferation and mRNA expression of mineral <span class="hlt">absorption</span>-related genes in the PRL-exposed IEC-6 crypt cells. As expected, the cell proliferation was not altered by PRL. Inasmuch as the mRNA expressions of villous cell markers, including dipeptidylpeptidase-4, lactase and glucose <span class="hlt">transporter</span>-5, were not increased, PRL was not likely to enhance crypt cell differentiation into the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> villous cells. In contrast to the previous findings in villous cells, PRL was found to downregulate the expression of calbindin-D(9k), claudin-3 and occludin in IEC-6 crypt cells, while having no effect on transient receptor potential vanilloid family channels-5/6, plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA)-1b and Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger-1 expression. In conclusion, IEC-6 crypt cells did not respond to PRL by increasing proliferation or differentiation into villous cells. The present results thus supported the previous hypothesis that PRL enhanced mineral <span class="hlt">absorption</span> predominantly by increasing <span class="hlt">transporter</span> expression and activity in the <span class="hlt">absorptive</span> villous cells.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li class="active"><span>24</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>25</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_24 --> <div id="page_25" class="hiddenDiv"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li class="active"><span>25</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-12"> <ol class="result-class" start="481"> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25477003','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25477003"><span>Membrane <span class="hlt">transport</span> of nobilin conjugation products and use of the extract of Chamomillae romanae flos influence <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of nobilin in the Caco-2 model.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Thormann, U; Hänggi, R; Kreuter, M; Imanidis, G</p> <p>2015-04-05</p> <p>The purpose of this work was to investigate the role of bioconjugation and carrier mediated efflux of conjugation products in the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> mechanism of the sesquiterpene lactone nobilin in the Caco-2 model in vitro and to elucidate the impact of the extract of Chamomillae romanae flos and its ingredients on <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. <span class="hlt">Transport</span> experiments with inhibitors of P-gp, BCRP, and MRPs were performed to detect efflux and its connection to bioconversion and the effect of different ingredients of the plant extract on <span class="hlt">absorption</span> processes was determined. Permeability, <span class="hlt">transport</span> and bioconversion parameter values were deduced by kinetic multi-compartment modeling. Nobilin exhibited high permeability, low relative <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fast bioconversion producing glucuronide, cysteine conjugate, and glutathione conjugate that were <span class="hlt">transported</span> by P-gp (the first two), apical MRP2 and basal MRP3 and possibly MRP1 out of the cell. Inhibition of efflux resulted in diminished bioconjugation and improved <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. The extract increased the relative fraction absorbed primarily by directly inhibiting bioconversion, and by reducing efflux. Individual extract ingredients could only partly explain this effect. Extensive bioconversion, hence, limited <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of nobilin in the Caco-2 model and the interplay between conjugation and efflux was shown to provide a possible mechanism for <span class="hlt">absorption</span> increase. Plant extract increased <span class="hlt">absorption</span> by this mechanism in addition to metabolic enzyme inhibition.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22218299','SCIGOV-STC'); return false;" href="https://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/22218299"><span>The effect of <span class="hlt">electron</span> induced hydrogenation of graphene on its electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.osti.gov/scitech">SciTech Connect</a></p> <p>Woo, Sung Oh; Teizer, Winfried</p> <p>2013-07-22</p> <p>We report a deterioration of the electrical <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of a graphene field effect transistor due to energetic <span class="hlt">electron</span> irradiation on a stack of Poly Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) on graphene (PMMA/graphene bilayer). Prior to <span class="hlt">electron</span> irradiation, we observed that the PMMA layer on graphene does not deteriorate the carrier <span class="hlt">transport</span> of graphene but improves its electrical properties instead. As a result of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> irradiation on the PMMA/graphene bilayer, the Raman “D” band appears after removal of PMMA. We argue that the degradation of the <span class="hlt">transport</span> behavior originates from the binding of hydrogen generated during the PMMA backbone secession process.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19960021284&hterms=solar+energy+you&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dsolar%2Benergy%2Byou','NASA-TRS'); return false;" href="https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19960021284&hterms=solar+energy+you&qs=Ntx%3Dmode%2Bmatchall%26Ntk%3DAll%26N%3D0%26No%3D80%26Ntt%3Dsolar%2Benergy%2Byou"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> energy <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the solar wind: Ulysses observations</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp">NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)</a></p> <p>Scime, Earl; Gary, S. Peter; Phillips, J. L.; Corniileau-Wehrlin, N.; Solomon, J.</p> <p>1995-01-01</p> <p>The <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux in the solar wind has been measured by the Ulysses solar wind plasma experiment in the ecliptic from 1 to 5 AU and out of the ecliptic during the recently completed pass over the solar south pole and the ongoing pass over the solar north pole. Although the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux contains only a fraction of the kinetic energy of the solar wind. the available energy is sufficient to account for the non-adiabatic expansion of the solar wind <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. The Ulysses measurements indicate that the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux is actively dissipated in the solar wind. The exact mechanism or mechanisms is unknown. but a model based on the whistler heat flux instability predicts radial gradients for the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux in good agreement with the data. We will present measurements of the correlation between wave activity measured by the unified radio and plasma experiment (URAP) and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux throughout the Ulysses mission. The goal is to determine if whistler waves are a good candidate for the observed <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux dissipation. The latitudinal gradients of the <span class="hlt">electron</span> heat flux. wave activity. and <span class="hlt">electron</span> pressure will be discussed in light of the changes in the magnetic field geometry from equator to poles.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011APS..MARH36013X','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011APS..MARH36013X"><span>Charge <span class="hlt">transport</span> and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> study of metal nanoparticle plasmonics for organic photovoltaics</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Xue, Mei; Zhu, Jinfeng; Shen, Huajun; Kim, Seongku; Ho, Jack J.; Qasem, Hussam Aldeen S.; Otaibi, Zaid S. Al; Wang, Kang L.; Device Research Laboratory, Ucla Team; Kacst/California Institute Of Excellence On Green Nanotechnology Team</p> <p>2011-03-01</p> <p>A hybrid plasmonic nanostructure of an optically sensitive heterojunction organic film incorporating metal nanoparticles is fabricated. From the Charge Extraction in Linearly Increasing Voltage (CELIV) measurements, the mobility of this hybrid plasmonic nanostructure has been experimentally extracted to be at least one order of the magnitude higher than that of the organic film without metal nanoparticles. The measured <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum also shows the increasing of the intensity by around 28% as well as the broadening of the spectrum. The theoretical calculation confirms this broadband optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> enhancement results from localized surface plasmon resonance. The optimization of the density of the metal nanoparticles has been done to achieve the best performance for the photovoltaic devices. This work is supported in part by KACST/California Institute of Excellence on Green Nanotechnology.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA635066','DTIC-ST'); return false;" href="http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA635066"><span>Calculation of Vibrational and <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Excited-State <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Spectra of Arsenic-Water Complexes Using Density Functional Theory</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://publicaccess.dtic.mil/psm/api/service/search/search">DTIC Science & Technology</a></p> <p></p> <p>2016-06-03</p> <p>of Arsenic- Water Complexes Using Density Functional Theory June 3, 2016 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. L. Huang S.g...NUMBER OF PAGES 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT Calculation of Vibrational and <span class="hlt">Electronic</span> Excited-State <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Spectra of Arsenic- Water Complexes Using... water molecules should be associated with response features that are intermediate between that of isolated molecules and that of a bulk system. DFT and</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016CoPhC.203..268R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016CoPhC.203..268R"><span>METHES: A Monte Carlo collision code for the simulation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in low temperature plasmas</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Rabie, M.; Franck, C. M.</p> <p>2016-06-01</p> <p>We present a freely available MATLAB code for the simulation of <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in arbitrary gas mixtures in the presence of uniform electric fields. For steady-state <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>, the program provides the <span class="hlt">transport</span> coefficients, reaction rates and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> energy distribution function. The program uses established Monte Carlo techniques and is compatible with the <span class="hlt">electron</span> scattering cross section files from the open-access Plasma Data Exchange Project LXCat. The code is written in object-oriented design, allowing the tracing and visualization of the spatiotemporal evolution of <span class="hlt">electron</span> swarms and the temporal development of the mean energy and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> number due to attachment and/or ionization processes. We benchmark our code with well-known model gases as well as the real gases argon, N2, O2, CF4, SF6 and mixtures of N2 and O2.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3590007','PMC'); return false;" href="https://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&artid=3590007"><span><span class="hlt">Electronic</span> <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Spectra from MM and ab initio QM/MM Molecular Dynamics: Environmental Effects on the <span class="hlt">Absorption</span> Spectrum of Photoactive Yellow Protein</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pmc">PubMed Central</a></p> <p>Isborn, Christine M.; Götz, Andreas W.; Clark, Matthew A.; Walker, Ross C.; Martínez, Todd J.</p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>We describe a new interface of the GPU parallelized TeraChem <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structure package and the Amber molecular dynamics package for quantum mechanical (QM) and mixed QM and molecular mechanical (MM) molecular dynamics simulations. This QM/MM interface is used for computation of the <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectra of the photoactive yellow protein (PYP) chromophore in vacuum, aqueous solution, and protein environments. The computed excitation energies of PYP require a very large QM region (hundreds of atoms) covalently bonded to the chromophore in order to achieve agreement with calculations that treat the entire protein quantum mechanically. We also show that 40 or more surrounding water molecules must be included in the QM region in order to obtain converged excitation energies of the solvated PYP chromophore. These results indicate that large QM regions (with hundreds of atoms) are a necessity in QM/MM calculations. PMID:23476156</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21635118','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21635118"><span>Cooling of nanomechanical resonators by thermally activated single-<span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Santandrea, F; Gorelik, L Y; Shekhter, R I; Jonson, M</p> <p>2011-05-06</p> <p>We show that the vibrations of a nanomechanical resonator can be cooled to near its quantum ground state by tunneling injection of <span class="hlt">electrons</span> from a scanning tunneling microscope tip. The interplay between two mechanisms for coupling the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> and mechanical degrees of freedom results in a bias-voltage-dependent difference between the probability amplitudes for vibron emission and <span class="hlt">absorption</span> during tunneling. For a bias voltage just below the Coulomb blockade threshold, we find that <span class="hlt">absorption</span> dominates, which leads to cooling corresponding to an average vibron population of the fundamental bending mode of 0.2.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996AIPC..355..487C','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996AIPC..355..487C"><span><span class="hlt">Electron</span> ripple injection concept for tokamak <span class="hlt">transport</span> control</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Choe, W.; Ono, M.; Chang, C. S.</p> <p>1996-02-01</p> <p>A non-intrusive method for inducing a radial electric field (Er) based on <span class="hlt">electron</span> ripple injection (ERI) is under development by the Princeton CDX-U group. Since Er is known to play an important role in the L-H and H-VH mode transition, it is therefore important to develop a non-intrusive tool to control the Er profile in tokamak plasmas. The present technique utilizes externally-applied local magnetic ripple fields to trap <span class="hlt">electrons</span> at the edge, allowing them to penetrate towards the plasma center via ∇B and curvature drifts, causing the flux surfaces to charge up negatively. <span class="hlt">Electron</span> cyclotron resonance heating (ECRH) is utilized to increase the trapped population and the <span class="hlt">electron</span> drift velocity by raising the perpendicular energy of trapped <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. The temperature anisotropy of resonant <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in a tokamak plasma is calculated in order to investigate effects of ECRH on <span class="hlt">electrons</span>. Simulations using a guiding-center orbit model have been performed to understand the behavior of suprathermal <span class="hlt">electrons</span> in the presence of ripple fields. Examples for CDX-U and ITER are given.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AcSpA..66..849R','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007AcSpA..66..849R"><span>pH-Induced changes in <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fluorescence spectra of phenazine derivatives</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Ryazanova, O. A.; Voloshin, I. M.; Makitruk, V. L.; Zozulya, V. N.; Karachevtsev, V. A.</p> <p>2007-04-01</p> <p>The visible <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and fluorescence spectra as well as fluorescence polarization degrees of imidazo-[4,5-d]-phenazine (F1), 2-methylimidazo-[4,5-d]-phenazine (F2), 2-trifluoridemethylimidazo-[4,5-d]-phenazine (F3), 1,2,3-triazole-[4,5-d]-phenazine (F4) and their glycosides, imidazo-[4,5-d]-phenazine-N1-β- D-ribofuranoside (F1rib), 1,2,3-triazole-[4,5-d]-phenazine-N1-β- D-glucopyranoside (F4gl), were investigated in aqueous buffered solutions over the pH range of 0-12, where the spectral transformations were found to be reversible. The effects of protonation and deprotonation on spectral properties of these dyes were studied. We have determined the ranges of pH, where individual ionic species are predominant. In aqueous buffered solutions the fluorescence was found only for neutral species of F1, F1rib, F2, and F4gl dyes, whereas for the ionic forms of these dyes, as well as for F3 and F4 ones, the fluorescence has not been detected. The concentrational deprotonation p Ka values were evaluated from experimental data. It was shown that donor-acceptor properties of the substituent group in the second position of the pentagonal ring substantially affect the values of the deprotonation constants and the character of protonation for chromophore. The substitution of a hydrogen atom in the NH-group by the sugar residue blocks the formation of the anionic species, and results in enhancement of the dye emission intensity. The steep emission dependence for F1 and F1rib over pH range of 0-7 with intensities ratio of IpH 7/ IpH 1 = 60 allows us to propose them as possible indicator dyes in luminescence based pH sensors for investigation of processes accompanied by acidification, e.g. as gastric pH-sensors. A comparative analysis of the studied dyes has shown that F4gl is the most promising compound to be used as a fluorescent probe for investigation of molecular hybridization of nucleic acids.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076553','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22076553"><span>Involvement of concentrative nucleoside <span class="hlt">transporter</span> 1 in intestinal <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of trifluorothymidine, a novel antitumor nucleoside, in rats.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Okayama, Takashige; Yoshisue, Kunihiro; Kuwata, Keizo; Komuro, Masahito; Ohta, Shigeru; Nagayama, Sekio</p> <p>2012-02-01</p> <p>ααα-Trifluorothymidine (TFT), an anticancer nucleoside analog, is a potent thymidylate synthase inhibitor. TFT exerts its antitumor activity primarily by inducing DNA fragmentation after incorporation of the triphosphate form of TFT into the DNA. Although an oral combination of TFT and a thymidine phosphorylase inhibitor has been clinically developed, there is little information regarding TFT <span class="hlt">absorption</span>. Therefore, we investigated TFT <span class="hlt">absorption</span> in the rat small intestine. After oral administration of TFT in rats, more than 75% of the TFT was absorbed. To identify the uptake <span class="hlt">transport</span> system, uptake studies were conducted by using everted sacs prepared from rat small intestines. TFT uptake was saturable, significantly reduced under Na(+)-free conditions, and strongly inhibited by the addition of an endogenous pyrimidine nucleoside. From these results, we suggested the involvement of concentrative nucleoside <span class="hlt">transporters</span> (CNTs) in TFT <span class="hlt">absorption</span> into rat small intestine. In rat small intestines, the mRNAs coding for rat CNT1 (rCNT1) and rCNT2, but not for rCNT3, were predominantly expressed. To investigate the roles of rCNT1 and rCNT2 in TFT uptake, we conducted uptake assays by using Xenopus laevis oocytes injected with rCNT1 complementary RNA (cRNA) and rCNT2 cRNA. TFT uptake by X. laevis oocytes injected with rCNT1 cRNA, and not rCNT2 cRNA, was significantly greater than that by water-injected oocytes. In addition, in situ single-pass perfusion experiments performed using rat jejunum regions showed that thymidine, a substrate for CNT1, strongly inhibited TFT uptake. In conclusion, TFT is absorbed via rCNT1 in the intestinal lumen in rats.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25173523','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25173523"><span>DFT and TD-DFT study on geometries, <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures and <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of some metal free dye sensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Mohr, T; Aroulmoji, V; Ravindran, R Samson; Müller, M; Ranjitha, S; Rajarajan, G; Anbarasan, P M</p> <p>2015-01-25</p> <p>The geometries, <span class="hlt">electronic</span> structures, polarizabilities and hyperpolarizabilities of 2-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione (henna1), 3-(5-((1E)-2-(1,4-dihydro-1,4-dioxonaphthalen-3-yloxy) vinyl) thiophen-2-yl)-2-isocyanoacrylic acid (henna2) and anthocyanin dye sensitizers were studied based on density functional theory (DFT) using the hybrid functional B3LYP. The Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis) spectrum was investigated by using a hybrid method which combines the properties and dynamics of many-body in the presence of time-dependent (TD) potentials, i.e. TDSCF-DFT (B3LYP). Features of the <span class="hlt">electronic</span> <span class="hlt">absorption</span> spectrum in the visible and near-UV regions were plotted and assigned based on TD-DFT calculations. Due to the <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, bands of the metal-organic compound are n→π(*) present. The calculated results suggest that the three lowest energy excited states of the investigated dye sensitizers are due to photoinduced <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer processes. The interfacial <span class="hlt">electron</span> transfer between semiconductor TiO2 electrode and dye sensitizer is owing to an <span class="hlt">electron</span> injection process from excited dye to the semiconductor's conduction band. The role of linking the henna1 dye with a carboxylic acid via a thiophene bridge was analyzed. The results are that using a stronger π-conjugate bridge as well as a strong donator and acceptor group enhances the efficiency.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18468555','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18468555"><span>The role of ABC <span class="hlt">transporters</span> in drug <span class="hlt">absorption</span>, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity (ADME-Tox).</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Szakács, Gergely; Váradi, András; Ozvegy-Laczka, Csilla; Sarkadi, Balázs</p> <p>2008-05-01</p> <p>ATP binding cassette (ABC) drug <span class="hlt">transporters</span> play an important role in cancer drug resistance, protection against xenobiotics, and in general in the passage of drugs through cellular and tissue barriers. This review explores how human ABC <span class="hlt">transporters</span> modulate the pharmacological effects of various drugs, and how this predictable ADME-TOX modulation can be used during the process of drug discovery and development. We provide a description of the relevant human ABC drug <span class="hlt">transporters</span> and review the models and assay systems that can be applied for the analysis of their expected drug interactions. The use of the in vitro, in vivo, in silico models, their combination, and the emerging clinical information are evaluated with respect to their potential application in early drug screening.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2010-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf','CFR'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2010-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.80 - Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2010&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2010-07-01</p> <p>... keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? 102-118.80 Section 102-118.80... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> and <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.80 Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? Your agency's internal financial regulations will...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2012-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf','CFR2012'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2012-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.80 - Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2012&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2012-01-01</p> <p>... keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? 102-118.80 Section 102-118.80... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> and <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.80 Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? Your agency's internal financial regulations will...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2013-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf','CFR2013'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2013-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.80 - Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2013&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2013-07-01</p> <p>... keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? 102-118.80 Section 102-118.80... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> and <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.80 Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? Your agency's internal financial regulations will...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2014-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf','CFR2014'); return false;" href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2014-title41-vol3/pdf/CFR-2014-title41-vol3-sec102-118-80.pdf"><span>41 CFR 102-118.80 - Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records?</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?selectedYearFrom=2014&page.go=Go">Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR</a></p> <p></p> <p>2014-01-01</p> <p>... keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? 102-118.80 Section 102-118.80... <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> and <span class="hlt">Transportation</span> Services § 102-118.80 Who is responsible for keeping my agency's <span class="hlt">electronic</span> commerce <span class="hlt">transportation</span> billing records? Your agency's internal financial regulations will...</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95d5203K','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017PhRvB..95d5203K"><span>Magnetic, optical, and <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of n -type CeO2: Small polarons versus Anderson localization</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Kolodiazhnyi, Taras; Charoonsuk, Thitirat; Seo, Yu-Seong; Chang, Suyong; Vittayakorn, Naratip; Hwang, Jungseek</p> <p>2017-01-01</p> <p>We report magnetic susceptibility, electrical conductivity and optical <span class="hlt">absorption</span> of Ce1 -xMxO2 where M = Nb,Ta and 0 ≤x ≤0.03 . The dc conductivity follows a simple thermally activated Arrhenius-type behavior in the T =70 -700 K range with a change in slope at T*≈155 K. The high-temperature activation energy shows gradual increase from ≈170 to 220 meV as the dopant concentration increases. The activation energy of the low-temperature conductivity shows a broad minimum of ≈77 meV at x ≈0.01 . <span class="hlt">Electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> and localization mechanisms are analyzed in the framework of the Holstein small polaron, Anderson localization, and Jahn-Teller distortion models. The fit to the small polaron mobility is dramatically improved when, instead of the longitudinal phonons, the transverse optical phonons are considered in the phonon-assisted <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span>. This serves as an indirect evidence of a strong 4 f1 orbital interaction with the oxygen ligands, similar to the case of PrO2. Based on comparison of the experimental data to the models, it is proposed that the defect-induced random electric fields make the dominant contribution to the <span class="hlt">electron</span> localization in donor-doped ceria.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26650230','PUBMED'); return false;" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26650230"><span>Photosystem II cycle activity and alternative <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum under dynamic light conditions and nitrogen limitation.</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?DB=pubmed">PubMed</a></p> <p>Wagner, Heiko; Jakob, Torsten; Lavaud, Johann; Wilhelm, Christian</p> <p>2016-05-01</p> <p>Alternative <span class="hlt">electron</span> sinks are an important regulatory mechanism to dissipate excessively absorbed light energy particularly under fast changing dynamic light conditions. In diatoms, the cyclic <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> (CET) around Photosystem II (PS II) is an alternative <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> pathway (AET) that contributes to avoidance of overexcitation under high light illumination. The combination of nitrogen limitation and high-intensity irradiance regularly occurs under natural conditions and is expected to force the imbalance between light <span class="hlt">absorption</span> and the metabolic use of light energy. The present study demonstrates that under N limitation, the amount of AET and the activity of CETPSII in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum were increased. Thereby, the activity of CETPSII was linearly correlated with the amount of AET rates. It is concluded that CETPSII significantly contributes to AET in P. tricornutum. Surprisingly, CETPSII was found to be activated already at the end of the dark period under N-limited conditions. This coincided with a significantly increased degree of reduction of the plastoquinone (PQ) pool. The analysis of the macromolecular composition of cells of P. tricornutum under N-limited conditions revealed a carbon allocation in favor of carbohydrates during the light period and their degradation during the dark phase. A possible linkage between the activity of CETPSII and degree of reduction of the PQ pool on the one side and the macromolecular changes on the other is discussed.</p> </li> <li> <p><a target="_blank" onclick="trackOutboundLink('http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004CP....299...89V','NASAADS'); return false;" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2004CP....299...89V"><span>Correlating substituent parameter values to <span class="hlt">electron</span> <span class="hlt">transport</span> properties of molecules</span></a></p> <p><a target="_blank" href="http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html">NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)</a></p> <p>Vedova-Brook, Natalie; Matsunaga, Nikita; Sohlberg, Karl</p> <p>2004-03-01</p> <p>There are a vast number of organic compounds that could be considered for use in molecular <span class="hlt">electronics</span>. Because of this, the need for efficient and economical screening tools has emerged. We demonstrate that the substituent parameter values ( σ), commonly found in advanced organic chemistry textbooks, correlate strongly with features of the charge migration process, establishing them as useful indicators of <span class="hlt">electronic</span> properties. Specifically, we report that ab initio derived <span class="hlt">electronic</span> charge transfer values for 16 different substituted aromatic molecules for molecular junctions correlate to the σ values with a correlation coefficient squared ( R2) of 0.863.</p> </li> </ol> <div class="pull-right"> <ul class="pagination"> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_1");'>«</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_21");'>21</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_22");'>22</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_23");'>23</a></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_24");'>24</a></li> <li class="active"><span>25</span></li> <li><a href="#" onclick='return showDiv("page_25");'>»</a></li> </ul> </div> </div><!-- col-sm-12 --> </div><!-- row --> </div><!-- page_25 --> <center> <div class="footer-extlink text-muted"><small>Some links on this page may take you to non-federal websites. 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