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The credibility of web sites is becoming an increasingly important area to understand. To expand knowledge in this domain, we conducted an online study that investigated how different elements of Web sites affect people's perception of credibility. Over 1400 people participated in this study, both from the U.S. and Europe, evaluating 51 different Web site(More)
Recent theory has predicted a superlens that is capable of producing sub-diffraction-limited images. This superlens would allow the recovery of evanescent waves in an image via the excitation of surface plasmons. Using silver as a natural optical superlens, we demonstrated sub-diffraction-limited imaging with 60-nanometer half-pitch resolution, or one-sixth(More)
A metamaterial comprising an ordered array of four metallic L-shaped components designed to operate in the mid-IR frequency regime has been fabricated and characterized. The fourfold rotational symmetry of the unit cell should suppress the undesirable bianisotropy observed for split-ring resonators. Nanoimprint lithography was used to demonstrate(More)
The advent of supramolecular chemistry [1] has provided chemists with the wherewithal to construct molecule-level machines [2, 3] in an efficient manner using the protocol of template-direction. Synthetically accessible, linear motor molecules come in the guise of bistable [2]rotaxanes in which the ring component can be induced [5] to move relative to the(More)
We conducted an online survey about Web credibility, which included over 1400 participants. People reported that Web site credibility increases when the site conveys a real-world presence, is easy to use, and is updated often. People reported that a Web site loses credibility when it has errors, technical problems, or distracting advertisements. Our study(More)
The mechanical properties of ordinary materials degrade substantially with reduced density because their structural elements bend under applied load. We report a class of microarchitected materials that maintain a nearly constant stiffness per unit mass density, even at ultralow density. This performance derives from a network of nearly isotropic microscale(More)
We present an ultrabroadband thin-film infrared absorber made of sawtoothed anisotropic metamaterial. Absorptivity of higher than 95% at normal incidence is supported in a wide range of frequencies, where the full absorption width at half-maximum is about 86%. Such property is retained well at a very wide range of incident angles too. Light of shorter(More)
The rapid manufacture of complex three-dimensional micro-scale components has eluded researchers for decades. Several additive manufacturing options have been limited by either speed or the ability to fabricate true three-dimensional structures. Projection micro-stereolithography (PμSL) is a low cost, high throughput additive fabrication technique capable(More)
We demonstrate an effective method for depositing smooth silver (Ag) films on SiO(2)/Si(100) substrates using a thin seed layer of evaporated germanium (Ge). The deposited Ag films exhibit smaller root-mean-square surface roughness, narrower peak-to-valley surface topological height distribution, smaller grain-size distribution, and smaller sheet resistance(More)
Recent theoretical work suggested the possibility of constructing a super-resolution diffraction-free lens by using a negative refractive index medium ͑NRIM͒. The key proposition is that evanescent waves can be greatly enhanced by increasing the thickness of the NRIM. We report here experimental evidence that confirms that the transmission of evanescent(More)