Chun-Hway Hsueh

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We describe plasmonic interactions in suspended gold bowtie nanoantenna leading to strong electromagnetic field (E) enhancements. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) was used to demonstrate the performance of the nanoantenna. In addition to the well-known gap size dependence, up to 2 orders of magnitude additional enhancement is observed with elevated(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to formulate explicitly the equation to relate the biaxial strength of multilayered dental ceramics to the fracture load for multilayered discs subjected to biaxial flexure tests. METHODS Analytical modeling showed that the solutions for multilayered discs subjected to biaxial flexure tests could be obtained from(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze the stress distribution through the thickness of bilayered dental ceramics subjected to both thermal stresses and ring-on-ring tests and to systematically examine how the individual layer thickness influences this stress distribution and the failure origin. METHODS Ring-on-ring tests were performed on(More)
OBJECTIVES Piston-on-three-ball tests have been selected by the International Organization for Standardization to establish ISO 6872 for the evaluation of the biaxial strength of dentistry-ceramic materials. However, the formula adopted in ISO 6872 for the fracture load-biaxial strength relationship was an approximate equation originally derived for(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare three existing sets of formulas predicting stresses in a thin circular plate subjected to biaxial moment loading, such that limitations for each set of formulas could be understood. These formulas include American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) formulas for monolayered plates, Roark's formulas(More)
An unusual solitary extramedullary plasmacytoma developed in the gingiva of a 28 year-old male renal transplant patient with cyclosporine (CyA)-induced gingival overgrowth. On initial presentation, there was no suspicion of a tumor within the lesion. One year later, however, the lesion had increased progressively in size, and its surface was ulcerated. At(More)
MOTIVATION Prokaryotic genome annotation has been focused mainly on identifying all genes and their protein functions. However, <30% of the prokaryotic genomes submitted to GenBank contain partial repeat features of specific types and none of the genomes contain complete repeat annotations. Deciphering all repeats in DNA sequences is an important and open(More)
The discovery of single-molecule sensitivity via surface-enhanced Raman scattering on resonantly excited noble metal nanoparticles has brought an increasing interest in its applications to the molecule detection and identification. Periodic gold bowtie nanostructures have recently been shown to give a large enhancement factor sufficient for single molecule(More)
The optical antennas have the potential in various applications because of their field enhancement and directivity control. The directivity of a dipole antenna can be improved by directivity-enhanced Raman scattering structure, which is a combination of a dipole antenna and a ring reflector layer on a ground plane. The concentric rings can collect the light(More)
We demonstrate active control of the plasmonic response from Au nanostructures by the use of a novel multiferroic substrate-LuFe(2)O(4) (LFO)-to tune the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) response in real time. From both experiments and numerical simulations based on the finite-difference time-domain method, a threshold field is observed, above which(More)