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Recent Submissions

  • Differential conductance and defect states in the heavy-fermion superconductor CeCoIn5 

    Van Dyke, John S.; Davis, J. C. Seamus; Morr, Dirk K. (2016-01-22) - Journal article
    We demonstrate that the electronic band structure extracted from quasiparticle interference spectroscopy [Nat. Phys. 9, 468 (2013)] and the theoretically computed form of the superconducting gaps [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. ...
  • A laboratory-based Laue X-ray diffraction system for enhanced imaging range and surface grain mapping 

    Whitley, William; Stock, Chris; Huxley, Andrew D. (2015-08) - Journal article
    Although CCD X-ray detectors can be faster to use, their large-area versions can be much more expensive than similarly sized photographic plate detectors. When indexing X-ray diffraction patterns, large-area detectors can ...
  • Spin-valley locking in the normal state of a transition-metal dichalcogenide superconductor 

    Bawden, Lewis; Cooil, S. P.; Riley, Jonathon Mark; Collins-McIntyre, Liam James; Sunko, Veronika; Hunvik, K.; Leandersson, M.; Polley, C. M.; Balasubramanian, T.; Kim, T. K.; Hoesch, M.; Wells, J. W.; Balakrishnan, G.; Bahramy, M. S.; King, Philip David (2016-05-23) - Journal article
    Metallic transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are benchmark systems for studying and controlling intertwined electronic orders in solids, with superconductivity developing from a charge density-wave state. The interplay ...
  • Spatial resolution and refractive index contrast of resonant photonic crystal surfaces for biosensing 

    Triggs, G. J.; Fischer, M.; Stellinga, D.; Scullion, M. G.; Evans, G. J. O.; Krauss, T. F. (2015-06) - Journal article
    By depositing a resolution test pattern on top of a Si3N4 photonic crystal resonant surface, we have measured the dependence of spatial resolution on refractive index contrast Δn. Our experimental results and finite-difference ...
  • Efficient eco-friendly inverted quantum dot sensitized solar cells 

    Park, Jinhyung; Sajjad, Muhammad Tariq; Jouneau, Pierre-Henri; Ruseckas, Arvydas; Faure-Vincent, Jérôme; Samuel, Ifor David William; Reiss, Peter; Aldakov, Dmitry (2016-01-21) - Journal article
    Recent progress in quantum dot (QD) sensitized solar cells has demonstrated the possibility of low-cost and efficient photovoltaics. However, the standard device structure based on n-type materials often suffers from slow ...

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