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Most polymers solidify into a glassy amorphous state, accompanied by a rapid increase in the viscosity when cooled below the glass transition temperature (T(g)). There is an ongoing debate on whether the T(g) changes with decreasing polymer film thickness and on the origin of the changes. We measured the viscosity of unentangled, short-chain polystyrene(More)
We study a feed-forward neural network for two independent function approximation tasks. Upon training, two modules are automatically formed in the hidden layers, each handling one of the tasks predominantly. We demonstrate that the sizes of the modules can be dynamically driven by varying the complexities of the tasks. The network serves as a simple(More)
We describe a method to measure the viscosity of polystyrene liquid films with thicknesses ϳ5 and ϳ80 nm spin-cast on oxide-coated silicon. In this method, temporal evolution of the film surface is monitored and modeled according to the dynamics of the surface capillary waves. Viscosities obtained from the ϳ80 nm films display an excellent agreement with(More)
Accelerated algorithms for simulating the morphological evolution of strained heteroepitaxy based on a ball and spring lattice model in three dimensions are explained. We derive exact Green's function formalisms for boundary values in the associated lattice elasticity problems. The computational efficiency is further enhanced by using a superpar-ticle(More)
We study the dynamics of a single electron spin in a double quantum dot (DQD) and its readout via a quantum point contact (QPC). We model the system microscopically and derive rate equations for the reduced electron density matrix of the DQD. Two cases with one and two electrons in the DQD are studied. In the one-electron case, with different Zeeman(More)
We have studied the dissipative dynamics of a solid-state qubit with an extra electron confined to either one of two coupled quantum dots. Previous theoretical work based on Bloch-type rate equations gave an unphysical uniform occupation probability of the electron in the quantum dots even for non-identical dots. We show that this is due to neglecting(More)
We propose an approach for probing Majorana bound states (MBSs) in a nanowire via counting statistics of a nearby charge detector in the form of a single-electron transistor (SET). We consider the impacts on the counting statistics by both the local coupling between the detector and an adjacent MBS at one end of a nanowire and the nonlocal coupling to the(More)
Approach to solving spin-boson dynamics via non-Markovian quantum trajectories, " PHYSICAL REVIEW A 90, 022122 (AUG 26 2014). Formation mechanism of bound states in graphene point contacts, " PHYSICAL REVIEW B 89, 045423 (2014). First principles study of transport properties of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructure with water adsorbates, " " Two-layer model(More)