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  • Electron transport in TiO2 probed by THz time-domain spectroscopy 

    Hendry, Euan; Wang, F.; Shan, Jie; Heinz, Tony F.; Bonn, Mischa (American Physical Society, 2004)
    Electron transport in crystalline TiO2 (rutile phase) is investigated by frequency-dependent conductivity measurements using THz time-domain spectroscopy. Transport is limited by electron-phonon coupling, resulting in a ...
  • Emission of light through thin silver films via near-field coupling to surface plasmon polaritons 

    Winter, G.; Barnes, William L. (American Institute of Physics, 2006)
    We show that the emission of light from a dye layer through an adjacent thin silver film is maximal for a silver thickness of approximately 50 nm. This effect is explained as the result of competition between enhancement ...
  • Enhanced microwave transmission through a patterned metal film 

    Kelly, Robert J.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Suckling, James R.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2007)
    Selective transmission of radiation through a two-dimensional array of subwavelength slits in an otherwise opaque thin metal film is presented at microwave frequencies. Individual slits are modified with the addition of ...
  • Excitation of remarkably nondispersive surface plasmons on a nondiffracting, dual-pitch metal grating 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2002)
    A nondiffracting metallic lamellar grating formed from three equally spaced grooves per repeat period, with one being slightly shallower than the other two is examined at microwave frequencies. When filled with a slightly ...
  • Exciton and electron-hole plasma formation dynamics in ZnO 

    Hendry, Euan; Koeberg, Mattijs; Bonn, Mischa (American Physical Society, 2007)
    We employ optical pump-THz probe measurements to study the formation of excitons and electron-hole plasmas following photogeneration of a hot electron-hole gas in the direct gap semiconductor zinc oxide. Below the Mott ...
  • Experimental method for reliably establishing the refractive index of buprestid beetle exocuticle 

    Noyes, Joseph Alexander; Vukusic, Peter; Hooper, Ian R. (Optical Society of America, 2007)
    In this study we apply an existing optical characterisation technique to establish reliably the complex refractive indices of layers comprising a natural multilayer reflector in the beetle Chrysochroa raja. Its reflector ...
  • Exploration of the surface director profile in a liquid crystal cell using coupling between the surface plasmon and half-leaky optical guided modes 

    Yang, Fuzi; Ruan, Lizhen; Sambles, J. Roy (American Institute of Physics, 2008)
    The half-leaky guided mode geometry with a thin metal tunnel barrier as one cladding layer is used to explore the distribution of the director very near to the surface in a hybrid aligning nematic liquid crystal cell. From ...
  • The fabrication of a bifunctional oxygen GDE without carbon components for alkaline secondary batteries 

    Price, SWT; Thompson, SJ; Li, Xiaohong; Gorman, SF; Pletcher, Derek; Russell, AE; Walsh, Frank C.; Wills, RGA (Elsevier, 2014-02-26)
    The fabrication of a gas diffusion electrode (GDE) without carbon components is described. It is therefore suitable for use as a bifunctional oxygen electrode in alkaline secondary batteries. The electrode is fabricated ...
  • UofExeter_FaBTest_site_data_Apr2015 

    Ashton, Ian (University of Exeter, 2015-04-15)
    Data gathered by a Fugro Oceanor SeaWatch Mini II wave buoy situated at the FaBtest site in Falmouth Bay. Location: 50.09872N -4.99832E Data gathered by the University of Exeter funded in part by the Regional Growth fund ...
  • Finite conductance governs the resonance transmission of thin metal slits at microwave frequencies 

    Suckling, James R.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Lockyear, Matthew J.; Preist, T. W.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Physical Society, 2004)
    Fabry-Perot–like resonant transmission of microwave radiation through a single subwavelength slit in a thick aluminum plate is quantified for a range of slit widths. Surprisingly, and in contrast to previous studies [e.g., ...
  • Flat photonic bands in guided modes of textured metallic microcavities 

    Salt, M. G.; Barnes, William L. (American Physical Society, 2000)
    A detailed experimental study of how wavelength-scale periodic texture modifies the dispersion of the guided modes of λ/2 metal-clad microcavities is presented. We first examine the case of a solid-state microcavity textured ...
  • Flow-driven transition and associated velocity profiles in a nematic liquid-crystal cell 

    Jewell, Sharon A.; Cornford, Stephen Leslie; Yang, Fuzi; Cann, P. S.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2009)
    The alignment properties and distribution of flow speed during Poiseuille flow through a microchannel of a nematic liquid crystal in a cell with homeotropic surface alignment has been measured using a combination of ...
  • Flow-Induced Twist-Compression in a Twisted Nematic Cell 

    Ruan, Lizhen; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2003)
    An optical convergent-beam guided-wave technique is used to explore in detail the dynamic flow effects in a twisted nematic cell. During switch-on it is found that the dynamic flow compresses the director twist to regions ...
  • Fluorescence enhancement through modified dye molecule absorption associated with the localized surface plasmon resonances of metallic dimers 

    Zoriniants, George; Barnes, William L. (Institute of Physics and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2008)
    Nano-antennae consisting of gold particle dimers were fabricated by electron-beam lithography. Dark-field scattering spectroscopy was used to probe the plasmonic response of individual nano-antennae and to characterize the ...
  • Fluorescent dyes as a probe for the localized field of coupled surface plasmon-related resonances 

    Kreiter, M.; Neumann, T.; Mittler, S.; Knoll, W.; Sambles, J. Roy (American Physical Society, 2001)
    The fluorescence light of Cy5 dye molecules in the vicinity of a metal grating is studied for varying directions of both the exciting and the emitted light. A different angular dependence of the intensity of the emitted ...
  • Grating-coupled surface plasmons at microwave frequencies 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 1999)
    This work presents a detailed investigation of electromagnetic coupling to the surface plasmon-polariton (SPP) at microwave frequencies. We have recorded the wavelength-dependent reflectivity from a metallic sinusoidal ...
  • Gratingless enhanced microwave transmission through a subwavelength aperture in a thick metal plate 

    Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Lawrence, Christopher R. (American Institute of Physics, 2002)
    Remarkably enhanced transmission of microwave radiation through a single subwavelength slit in a thick metallic substrate surrounded by just a pair of parallel deep and narrow grooves is recorded. By also patterning the ...
  • Grazing-incidence iridescence from a butterfly wing 

    Lawrence, Christopher R.; Vukusic, Peter; Sambles, J. Roy (Optical Society of America, 2002)
    The Troides magellanus butterfly exhibits a specialized iridescence that is visible only when its hind wings are both illuminated and viewed at near-grazing incidence. The effect is due to the presence of a constrained ...
  • Ground-based photometry of space-based transit detections: photometric follow-up of the CoRoT mission 

    Deeg, H. J.; Gillon, M.; Shporer, A.; Rouan, D.; Stecklum, B.; Aigrain, Suzanne; Alapini, Aude; Almenara, J.-M.; Alonso, R.; Barbieri, M.; Bouchy, F.; Eislöffel, J.; Erikson, A.; Fridlund, M.; Eigmüller, P.; Handler, G.; Hatzes, A.; Kabath, P.; Lendl, M.; Mazeh, T.; Moutou, C.; Queloz, D.; Rauer, H.; Rabus, M.; Tingley, B.; Titz, R. (EDP Sciences, 2009)
    The motivation, techniques and performance of the ground-based photometric follow-up of transit detections by the CoRoT space mission are presented. Its principal raison d'être arises from the much higher spatial resolution ...
  • High surface area coatings for hydrogen evolution cathodes prepared by magnetron sputtering 

    Zhang, Xiaoling; Hampshire, Joanne; Cooke, Kevin; Li, Xiaohong; Pletcher, Derek; Wright, Shaun; Hyde, Kristian (Elsevier for International Association for Hydrogen Energy, 2015-02-19)
    A novel magnetron sputtering technique is described for the deposition of durable, high surface area metal and alloy deposits (thickness up to several microns) onto nickel and steel substrates. The materials deposited ...