Dilworth Y. Parkinson

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Two-color photon echo peak shift spectroscopy was used to study electronic coupling in a phthalocyanine homodimer. Two optical parametric amplifiers were used to produce pulses to excite the split lower states of LuPc2-. The existence of a two-color peak shift indicates the existence of correlation between these two dipole-allowed states. The nature of this(More)
Ceramic matrix composites are the emerging material of choice for structures that will see temperatures above ~1,500 °C in hostile environments, as for example in next-generation gas turbines and hypersonic-flight applications. The safe operation of applications depends on how small cracks forming inside the material are restrained by its microstructure. As(More)
We report Fourier transform infrared spectro-microtomography, a nondestructive three-dimensional imaging approach that reveals the distribution of distinctive chemical compositions throughout an intact biological or materials sample. The method combines mid-infrared absorption contrast with computed tomographic data acquisition and reconstruction to enhance(More)
One- and two-color, three-pulse photon echo peak shift spectroscopy (1C and 2C3PEPS) was used to estimate the electronic coupling between the accessory bacteriochlorophyll (B) and the bacteriopheophytin (H) in the reaction center of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides as approximately 170 +/- 30 cm-1. This is the first direct(More)
Synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM) was used to characterize the three-dimensional microstructure, geometry and distribution of different phases in two shale samples obtained from the North Sea (sample N1) and the Upper Barnett Formation in Texas (sample B1). Shale is a challenging material because of its multiphase composition, small(More)
We performed two-color three-pulse photon echo peak shift experiments on Nile blue in ethylene glycol and acetonitrile to determine the role of solvent dynamics in correlated spectral motion. The system was pumped near the absorption maximum and the correlation between the initial state and the final state was probed at a number of wavelengths, from the(More)
—Synchrotron based X-ray tomography is widely used for three dimensional imaging of materials at the micron scale. Tomographic data collected from a synchrotron is often affected by non-idealities in the measurement system and sudden " blinding " of detector pixels during the acquisition. Typically, reconstructions are done using analytical reconstruction(More)
BACKGROUND The potential transfer of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) from plants into the food chain has raised widespread concerns. In order to investigate the effects of ENPs on plants, young cabbage plants (Brassica oleracea) were exposed to a hydroponic system containing yttrium oxide (yttria) ENPs. The objective of this study was to reveal the impacts(More)
Small animals possess intriguing morphological and behavioral traits that allow them to capture prey, including innovative structural mechanisms that produce ballistic movements by amplifying power [1-6]. Power amplification occurs when an organism produces a relatively high power output by releasing slowly stored energy almost instantaneously, resulting in(More)