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[en] A significant laser-induced piezooptical response in novel CdCl0.5J 0.5 nanolayers is obtained under the influence of laser illumination. The maximal piezo-optic response is observed for off-diagonal piezooptical tensor components. The layered structure allowed to obtain the thin specimens of thickness up to 1 nm with mirror-like surfaces. The observed studies show huge dependence of the piezooptics on the nanolayer thickness and the photoinduced beam power density. The effect is completely reversible. This fact allows proposing a new type of nanomaterials, which have significant benefits with respect to the other types of piezooptical materials (i.e. a possibility to use them in the laser operated devices). (paper)
[en] This paper reports on conceptual and experimental work towards the realization of plasmonic surface traps for cold atoms. The trapping mechanism is based on the combination of a repulsive and an attractive potential generated by evanescent light waves that are plasmonically enhanced. The strength of enhancement can be locally manipulated via the thickness of a metal nanolayer deposited on top of a dielectric substrate. Thus, in principle the trapping geometry can be predefined by the metal layer design. We present simulations of a plasmonic lattice potential using a gold grating with sinusoidally modulated thickness. Experimentally, a first plasmonic test structure is presented and characterized. Furthermore, the surface potential landscape is detected by reflecting ultracold atom clouds from the test structure revealing the influence of both evanescent waves. A parameter range is identified where stable traps can be expected. (paper)
[en] We study the quantum forces that act between two nearby conductors due to electronic tunnelling. We derive an expression for these forces by calculating the flux of momentum arising from the overlap of evanescent electronic fields. Our result is written in terms of the electronic reflection amplitudes of the conductors and it has the same structure as Lifshitz's formula for the electromagnetically mediated Casimir forces. We evaluate the tunnelling force between two semiinfinite conductors and between two thin films separated by an insulating gap. We discuss some applications of our results
[en] This paper studies the surface instability of an elastic thin solid film lying on a rigid substrate and subjected to van der Waals-like surface interactions. The effect of film-substrate interfacial slippage is accounted for by using a simplified linear cohesive interface model. It is found that the interfacial slippage generally plays a destabilizing role in the surface instability of the thin film. For highly compressible films with Poisson's ratio smaller than 0.25, the surface wrinkling behaviour previously inconceivable in the case of a perfectly bonded interface is now feasible if film-substrate interface slipping is permitted. In addition, our linear perturbation analysis shows that the critical conditions for the onset of surface instability can be modulated by adjusting the slippery stiffness of the interface. The result might be helpful for developing novel techniques to create micro-/nanosized surface patterns.
[en] The precise control of the structure and related properties becomes crucial for sophisticated applications of thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering in emerging industries including the flat panel display, digital electronics and nano- and bio-industries. The film structure is closely related to the total energy delivered to the substrate surface for nucleation and growth during all kinds of thin film processes, including magnetron sputtering. Therefore, the energy delivered to the surface for nucleation and growth during magnetron sputtering should be measured and analysed by integrated diagnostics of the plasma parameters which are closely associated with the process parameters and other external process conditions. This paper reviews the background of thin film nucleation and growth, the status of magnetron sputtering technology and the progress of plasma diagnostics for plasma processing. The evolution of the microstructure during magnetron sputtering is then discussed with respect to the change in the process variables in terms of the plasma parameters along with empirical data of the integrated plasma diagnostics for various magnetron sputtering conditions with conventional dc, pulsed dc and high power pulsed dc sputtering modes. Among the major energy terms to be discussed are the temperature change in the top surface region and the energies of ions and neutral species. (topical review)
[en] We develop a model based on Fick's law of diffusion as a phenomenological description of the molecular motion, and on the coupled mode theory, to describe single-beam surface relief grating formation in azopolymer thin films. The model allows us to explain the mechanism of spontaneous patterning, and self-organization. It allows us to compute the surface relief profile and its evolution, with good agreement with experiments.
[en] Current density–voltage (J–V) characteristics of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) thin-film sandwiched structures are studied and analyzed in this paper. Various material and trap parameters are estimated using the space-charge-limited conduction model with exponential trap distribution. Temperature-dependent J–V characteristics are examined to justify the bulk-limited transport in the material and trap density (Hβ) and characteristic constant (Et) are determined. The model is modified using field-dependent trap occupancy (FDTO) and compared. Both the models, with and without FDTO, fit the J–V curves at different temperatures. Though the model with FDTO fits the J–V curve slightly better at high voltages when compared to the model without FDTO, it cannot be established with certainty
[en] This paper has developed a scattering cancellation technique to achieve illusion and invisibility of inhomogeneous cylinders and spheres. The inhomogeneous cylinders and spheres are modelled as many thin layers of piecewise homogeneous layers. For the two-layer cylindrical and spherical objects with the isotropic coatings, Mie series solutions to the resulting scattered fields are analyzed in the quasistatic limit, and thus geometric and electromagnetic parameters of the coatings are derived to realize the illusion and invisibility of the two-layer cylindrical and spherical objects. Following a further generalization step, the coating parameters are determined for the illusion and invisibility of the inhomogeneous cylinders and spheres composed of N piecewise homogeneous layers. With the proposed method, the electrically small inhomogeneous cylindrical and spherical objects with arbitrary media and conductor core can be hidden, and have illusion images generated by the objects with similar shapes but different electromagnetic parameters and geometric sizes. Numerical results are given to verify correctness and effectiveness of the proposed method. (paper)
[en] Forming processes of thin-film fluoropolymer coating in the HF discharge reactor on the surface at various technological modes of deposition are considered. The molecular and structural characteristics of the films are studied. Areas of optimum technological modes of producing of nano-sized and thin fluoropolymer films with better electro physical properties are determined. (paper)
[en] Results of nonlinear simulations of convective flows in two-layer systems on different scales under the action of a temperature gradient along the interface, are presented. Both purely thermocapillary flows and buoyant-thermocapillary flows are considered. Also, the nonlinear development of the instability in ultra-thin films caused by intermolecular forces, is investigated