Jacqueline Anne Johnson

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Magnetic resonance-guided laser induced thermotherapy (MRgLITT) has become an increasingly relevant therapy for tumor ablation due to its minimally invasive approach and broad applicability across many tissue types. The current state of the art applies laser irradiation via cooled optical fiber applicators in order to generate ablative heat and necrosis in(More)
Heat treating fluorochlorozirconate (FCZ) glasses nucleates nanocrystals in the glass matrix, resulting in a nanocomposite glass-ceramic that has optical properties suitable for use as a medical imaging plate. Understanding the way in which the nanocrystal nucleation proceeds is critical to controlling the optical behavior. The nucleation and growth of(More)
Diagnostic modalities by means of optical and/or near infrared femtosecond radiation through biological media can in principle be adapted to therapeutic applications. Of specific interest are soft tissue diagnostics and subsequent therapy through hard tissue such as bone. Femto-second laser pulses are delivered to hydroxyapatite representing bone, and(More)
A new quasi-two-dimensional oxyfluoride, Sr1-δFeO2-xFx, has been successfully synthesized by combining topotactic fluoridation and CaH2 reduction. The introduction of F through this synthesis provides a new route to introducing charge carriers into the square layered lattice through the formation of Fe(1+) ions. While the average crystal symmetry and(More)
The electrochemical reaction of FeSb2 with Na is reported for the first time. The first discharge (sodiation) potential profile of FeSb2 is characterized by a gentle slope centered at 0.25 V. During charge (Na removal) and the subsequent discharge, the main reaction takes place near 0.7 V and 0.4 V, respectively. The reversible storage capacity amounts to(More)
The energy-dependent scintillation intensity of Eu-doped fluorozirconate glass-ceramic X-ray detectors has been investigated in the energy range from 10 to 40 keV. The experiments were performed at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, USA. The glass ceramics are based on Eu-doped fluorozirconate glasses, which were additionally doped(More)
Application of femtosecond radiation for optical diagnostics through biological media offers opportunities for minimally invasive therapeutic applications. Interrogation of soft tissue behind hard tissue (e.g. bone) becomes feasible. The optical interaction for a femto second laser pulse is investigated with a hydroxyapatite fixture in representation of(More)
The influence of adding InF3 as a reducing agent on the oxidation state of Eu in fluorochloro- (FCZ) and fluorobromozirconate (FBZ) glass ceramics was investigated using x-ray absorption near edge (XANES) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. For both materials, it was found that InF3 decreases the Eu(2+)-to-Eu(3+) ratio significantly. PL spectroscopy(More)
This paper discusses the fluorination characteristics of phases related to FeSb2O4, by reporting the results of a detailed study of Mg0.50Fe0.50Sb2O4 and Co0.50Fe0.50Sb2O4. Reaction with fluorine gas at low temperatures (typically 230 °C) results in topotactic insertion of fluorine into the channels, which are an inherent feature of the structure. Neutron(More)
The structure of the mineral schafarzikite, FeSb2O4, has one-dimensional channels with walls comprising Sb3+ cations; the channels are separated by edge-linked FeO6 octahedra that form infinite chains parallel to the channels. Although this structure provides interest with respect to the magnetic and electrical properties associated with the chains and the(More)
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