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A custom CMOS analog to digital converter was designed and a prototype 8-channel ADC ASIC was fabricated in a 1.2 µm process. The circuit uses a Wilkinson-type architecture which is suitable for use in multi-channel applications such as the PHENIX detector. The ADC design features include a differential positive-ECL input for the high speed clock and(More)
Progress in personal computing has recently permitted small research programs to design and simulate application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Inexpensive fabrication of silicon chips can then be obtained using chip foundries, and quite complex circuits can be greatly reduced in size with an accompanying increase in certain performance(More)
Carbon nanofibres aerosolized by the agitation of as-produced commercial powder have been characterized in situ by using the differential mobility analyser-aerosol particle mass analyser (DMA-APM) method to determine their structural properties such as the effective density and fractal dimension for toxicology study. The effective density of the aerosolized(More)
Selectively coated cantilevers are being developed at ORNL for chemical and biological sensing. The sensitivity can exceed that of other electro-mechanical devices as parts-per-trillion detection can be demonstrated for certain species. We are now proceeding to develop systems that employ electrically readable microcantilevers in a standard MEMS process and(More)
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are developing selectively coated cantilever arrays in a surface-micromachined MEMS process for very high sensitivities in chemical and biological sensing. Toward this end, we have developed a one-dimensional (1-D) 10-element microcantilever array that we have coated with gold for mercury sensing and(More)
Decrement detection is a commonly used psychophysical technique in which a subject is required to detect partially filled gaps in an ongoing sound. The paradigm provides information regarding both temporal resolution and intensity discrimination. The purpose of this project was to determine if an evoked-potential paradigm using decrements in an ongoing(More)
Scanned, single-channel optical heterodyne detection has been used in a variety of lidar applications from ranging and velocity measurements to differential absorption spectroscopy. We describe the design of a coherent camera system that is based on a two-dimensional staring array of heterodyne receivers for coherent imaging applications. Experimental(More)
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