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Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry was used to sequence exons 5 to 8 of the human p53 gene. A single tube procedure was established for target amplification and mass spectrometric (MS) sequencing. The MS sequencing scheme is designed for high throughput and parallel sample processing, and is amenable to full(More)
The fast dephasing of electron spins in an ensemble of quantum dots is detrimental for applications in quantum information processing. We show here that dephasing can be overcome by using a periodic train of light pulses to synchronize the phases of the precessing spins, and we demonstrate this effect in an ensemble of singly charged (In,Ga)As/GaAs quantum(More)
The hyperfine interaction of an electron with the nuclei is considered as the primary obstacle to coherent control of the electron spin in semiconductor quantum dots. We show, however, that the nuclei in singly charged quantum dots act constructively by focusing the electron spin precession about a magnetic field into well-defined modes synchronized with a(More)
The thermopower of a Kondo-correlated gate-defined quantum dot is studied using a current heating technique. In the presence of spin correlations, the thermopower shows a clear deviation from the semiclassical Mott relation between thermopower and conductivity. The strong thermopower signal indicates a significant asymmetry in the spectral density of states(More)
We present phase coherence time measurements in quasi-one-dimensional Ag wires doped with Fe Kondo impurities of different concentrations n_{s}. Because of the relatively high Kondo temperature T_{K} approximately 4.3 K of this system, we are able to explore a temperature range from above T_{K} down to below 0.01T_{K}. We show that the magnetic contribution(More)
'Spin noise spectroscopy' is an optical technique for probing electron and hole spin dynamics that is based on detecting their intrinsic fluctuations while in thermal equilibrium. Here we show that fluctuation correlations can be further exploited in multi-probe noise studies to reveal information that in general cannot be accessed by conventional linear(More)
Optically active quantum dots, for instance self-assembled InGaAs quantum dots, are potentially excellent single photon sources. The fidelity of the single photons is much improved using resonant rather than non-resonant excitation. With resonant excitation, the challenge is to distinguish between resonance fluorescence and scattered laser light. We have(More)
G. Bester,1 D. Reuter,2 Lixin He,1 A. Zunger,1 P. Kailuweit,2 A. D. Wieck,2 U. Zeitler,3 J. C. Maan,3 O. Wibbelhoff,4 and A. Lorke4 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA 2Ruhr-Universität, 44801 Bochum, Germany 3High Field Magnet Laboratory, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands 4Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47048 Duisburg, Germany(More)
The primer oligo base extension reaction combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry, recently introduced by our group for detection of single-point mutations and small insertions/deletions, has been applied to the reliable quantification of nucleotide repeat units in microsatellites. The AluVpA DNA marker(More)
We probe local charge fluctuations in a semiconductor via laser spectroscopy on a nearby self-assembled quantum dot. We demonstrate that the quantum dot is sensitive to changes in the local environment at the single-charge level. By controlling the charge state of localized defects, we are able to infer the distance of the defects from the quantum dot with(More)