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Organic semiconductors are studied intensively for applications in electronics and optics, and even spin-based information technology, or spintronics. Fundamental quantities in spintronics are the population relaxation time (T1) and the phase memory time (T2): T1 measures the lifetime of a classical bit, in this case embodied by a spin oriented either(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized biomedical science by providing non-invasive, three-dimensional biological imaging. However, spatial resolution in conventional MRI systems is limited to tens of micrometres, which is insufficient for imaging on molecular scales. Here, we demonstrate an MRI technique that provides subnanometre spatial(More)
The May-Thurner syndrome is an acquired stenosis of the left common iliac vein causing pain, edema, or deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The patency and behavior of endoluminal venous stents for this condition was evaluated in this study. Patients with the May-Thurner lesion treated with endoluminal stenting from 1997 to 2000 were evaluated according to an(More)
A prerequisite for exploiting spins for quantum data storage and processing is long spin coherence times. Phosphorus dopants in silicon (Si:P) have been favoured as hosts for such spins because of measured electron spin coherence times (T2) longer than any other electron spin in the solid state: 14 ms at 7 K with isotopically purified silicon. Heavier(More)
The development of molecular nanostructures plays a major role in emerging organic electronic applications, as it leads to improved performance and is compatible with our increasing need for miniaturization. In particular, nanowires have been obtained from solution or vapor phase and have displayed high conductivity or large interfacial areas in solar(More)
We have constructed a hypothetical charge pump which converts solar energy into DC electricity. The output is generated by cyclic changes in the capacitance of a circuit, which transfers charge from a low to a high voltage. The electric field across the capacitor must be of the order of 10Vm 1 to compete with efficiencies of photovoltaics. We have modeled(More)
Nanostructure and molecular orientation play a crucial role in determining the functionality of organic thin films. In practical devices, such as organic solar cells consisting of donor-acceptor mixtures, crystallinity is poor and these qualities cannot be readily determined by conventional diffraction techniques, while common microscopy only reveals(More)
The American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting of condensed matter physics has grown to nearly 10,000 participants, comprises 23 individual APS groups, and even warrants its own hashtag (#apsmarch). Here we analyze the text and data from March Meeting abstracts of the past nine years and discuss trends in condensed matter physics over this time period.(More)
The retina can be regarded as an elastic membrane or sheet which stretches and deforms when a force is applied to it. Isolated bovine retina was taken and a graded traction force applied to determine retinal profile as a function of force. The resulting profile can be modelled mathematically and the model then used to determine a value for the elastic(More)
When force is applied to detached retina it elevates, stretches, and becomes irreversibly deformed. Finally it tears, and the timing and location of tear formation are determined by the distribution of stress within the retina. This stress distribution is dependent upon the retinal contour. We have tested this using retinas of freshly enucleated bovine(More)