Mechanical Properties of Chemically Modified Clay (open access)

Mechanical Properties of Chemically Modified Clay

Article uses first principles methods to compare the mechanical properties of lizardite Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4, a polymorph of serpentine family, with the new compounds derived by substituting Mg ions with isovalent elements from different chemical groups.
Date: September 23, 2019
Creator: Gusmão, M. S.; Gopal, Priya; Siloi, Ilaria; Curtarolo, Stefano; Fornari, Marco & Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco
System: The UNT Digital Library
Artificially structured boundary for confinement of effectively unmagnetized cryogenic antimatter plasmas (open access)

Artificially structured boundary for confinement of effectively unmagnetized cryogenic antimatter plasmas

The article is from conference proceedings that discuss an artificially structured boundary (ABS) considered to consist of a spatially periodic arrangement of electrostatically plugged magnetic cusps. As envisioned, a non-neutral positron plasma could be confined by an ASB along its edge, and the space charge of the positron plasma would serve to confine an antiproton plasma. If the conditions of the two-species plasma are suitable, production of antihydrogen via three-body recombination for antimatter gravity studies may be possible.
Date: January 23, 2018
Creator: Hedlof, R. M. & Ordonez, Carlos A.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Amplification of photoacoustic effect in bimodal polymer particles by self-quenching of indocyanine green (open access)

Amplification of photoacoustic effect in bimodal polymer particles by self-quenching of indocyanine green

This article presents a new type of bimodal contrast agent that is based on the self-quenching of indocyanine green (ICG) encapsulated in a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer shell.
Date: August 23, 2019
Creator: Mokrousov, Maksim D.; Novoselova, Marina V.; Nolan, Jackie; Harrington, Walter; Rudakovskaya, Polina; Bratashov, Daniil N. et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library
Relaxation time approximations in PAOFLOW 2.0 (open access)

Relaxation time approximations in PAOFLOW 2.0

Article presents the implementation of relaxation time approximation models in the calculation of Boltzmann transport in PAOFLOW 2.0 and applies those to model band-structures. In addition, using a self-consistent fitting of the model parameters to experimental conductivity data, the authors provide a flexible tool to extract scattering rates with high accuracy. They illustrate the approximations using simple models and then apply the method to GaAs, Si, Mg₃Sb₂, and CoSb₃.
Date: March 23, 2022
Creator: Jayaraj, Anooja; Siloi, Ilaria; Fornari, Marco & Buongiorno Nardelli, Marco
System: The UNT Digital Library
Can X-Ray Observations Improve Optical-UV-based Accretion-rate Estimates for Quasars? (open access)

Can X-Ray Observations Improve Optical-UV-based Accretion-rate Estimates for Quasars?

Article presents a study utilizing a carefully selected sample of 53 radio-quiet quasars that have Hβ and C iv λ1549 spectroscopy as well as Chandra coverage, to search for a robust accretion-rate indicator for quasars, particularly at the highest-accessible redshifts (z ∼ 6–7).
Date: May 23, 2022
Creator: Marlar, Andrea
System: The UNT Digital Library
Weakly Aligned Molecules: From Molecular Detectors to Room-Temperature Tunable Masers (open access)

Weakly Aligned Molecules: From Molecular Detectors to Room-Temperature Tunable Masers

Conference proceeding presenting a new mechanism of manipulation of population in molecular rotational levels in a weakly aligned molecules. Originally presented as an invited talk at the 29th International Laser Physics Workshop held July 19-23, 2021.
Date: July 23, 2021
Creator: Roy, Colin D.; Branković, Zorica & Rostovtsev, Yuri V.
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Temporal complexity measure of reaction time series: Operational versus event time (open access)

Temporal complexity measure of reaction time series: Operational versus event time

Article describes how detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA) is a well-established method to evaluate scaling indices of time series, which categorize the dynamics of complex systems. The authors propose treating each reaction time as a duration time that changes the representation from operational (trial number) time n to event (temporal) time t, or X(t).
Date: May 23, 2023
Creator: Mahmoodi, Korosh; Kerick, Scott E.; Grigolini, Paolo; Franaszczuk, Pitor J. & West, Bruce J.
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Dominant Role of Hole Transport Pathway in Achieving Record High Photoconductivity in Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Frameworks (open access)

Dominant Role of Hole Transport Pathway in Achieving Record High Photoconductivity in Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Frameworks

Article describes how metal-organic frameworks with mobile charges have attracted significant attention due to their potential application in photoelectric devices, chemical resistance sensors, and catalysis. The authors report the mechanisms of photoinduced charge transport and electron dynamics in the conductive 2D M−HHTP MOFs and their correlation with photoconductivity using the combination of time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy, optical transient absorption spectroscopy, X-ray transient absorption spectroscopy, and density functional theory calculations.
Date: October 23, 2023
Creator: Wang, Denan; Ostresh, Sarah; Streater, Daniel; He, Peilei; Nyakuchena, James; Ma, Qiushi et al.
System: The UNT Digital Library