P. M. C. Rourke

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The in vitro construction of tissue-engineered small diameter (<6mm) blood vessels with sufficient strength and mechanical compliance has evaded researchers. We hypothesize that the high spatial organization of the medial layer of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and their surrounding matrix provides high burst strength, compliance, and stability. We(More)
A new algorithm for extracting de Haas – van Alphen frequencies, effective masses, and electronic density of states contributions from calculated band energies is presented. The algorithm creates an interpolated k-space " super cell " , which is broken into slices perpendicular to the desired magnetic field direction. Fermi surface orbits are located within(More)
Point-contact spectroscopy was performed on single crystals of the heavy-fermion superconductor CeCoIn(5) between 150 mK and 2.5 K. A pulsed measurement technique ensured minimal Joule heating over a wide voltage range. The spectra show Andreev-reflection characteristics with multiple structures which depend on junction impedance. Spectral analysis using(More)
The magnetic field-induced changes in the conductivity of metals are the subject of intense interest, both for revealing new phenomena and as a valuable tool for determining their Fermi surface. Here we report a hitherto unobserved magnetoresistive effect in ultra-clean layered metals, namely a negative longitudinal magnetoresistance that is capable of(More)
We present de Haas-van Alphen oscillation measurements showing a strong spin dependence of the quasiparticle mass enhancement in the heavy fermion superconductor CeCoIn5 at high magnetic fields. There is evidence that the Fermi-liquid temperature dependence of the oscillations, embodied in the Lifshitz-Kosevich equation, is breaking down on the most(More)
Using the de Haas-van Alphen effect we have measured the evolution of the Fermi surface of BaFe2(As1-xPx){2} as a function of isoelectric substitution (As/P) for 0.41<x<1 (T{c} up to 25 K). We find that the volumes of electron and hole Fermi surfaces shrink linearly with decreasing x. This shrinking is accompanied by a strong increase in the quasiparticle(More)
Magnetic-field-induced changes of the Fermi surface play a central role in theories of the exotic quantum criticality of YbRh2Si2. We have carried out de Haas-van Alphen measurements in the magnetic-field range 8 T < or = H < or = 16 T, and directly observe field dependence of the extremal Fermi surface areas. Our data support the theory that a low-field(More)
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