Tamer A. Ali

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Nanoparticles composed of magnetic cores with continuous Au shell layers simultaneously possess both magnetic and plasmonic properties. Faceted and tetracubic nanocrystals consisting of wustite with magnetite-rich corners and edges retain magnetic properties when coated with a Au shell layer, with the composite nanostructures showing ferrimagnetic behavior.(More)
We present an investigation of the plasmon-induced electromagnetic near-field around gold nanocrescent (NC) antennas which exhibit localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) in the infrared. To probe the near-field behavior, we monitored the LSPR shift of NCs to adsorption of dielectric layers of varying thickness. The experimental results are analyzed(More)
Using the plasmon hybridization method, we investigate the optical properties of metallic tori of different shapes and for different polarizations. The plasmon energies are found to be strongly dependent on polarization and on the aspect ratio of the torus, which we define as the ratio of the radii of the two circles that define the structure. For incident(More)
Reduced-symmetry plasmonic nanostructures can be designed to support a range of novel optical phenomena, such as nanoscale control of the far-field scattering profile and magnetic resonances at optical frequencies. A family of reduced-symmetry nanostructures--plasmonic semishells with specifically shaped and oriented perforations introduced into the(More)
It is well-known that the geometry of a nanoshell controls the resonance frequencies of its plasmon modes; however, the properties of the core material also strongly influence its optical properties. Here we report the synthesis of Au nanoshells with semiconductor cores of cuprous oxide and examine their optical characteristics. This material system allows(More)
This paper presents a quad-lane serial transceiver that supports virtually all data center communication standards around 8.5–13 Gbps, implemented in 28 nm CMOS technology. The transmitter consists of 20:2 mux followed by a half-rate source-series terminated (SST) driver embedded with a 4 tap FFE and an analog equalizer. The receiver has an adaptive CTLE, 5(More)
An 8.0 GHz to 12.2 GHz PLL with a capacitor multiplier-based active loop filter is designed in a 28 nm digital CMOS process. A passive loop filter-based version of the PLL is also implemented for comparison. While the PLL area is comparable to that of digital PLLs, the PLL performance is as good as that of an analog PLL that employs a passive loop filter.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound guided percutaneous sclerotherapy of symptomatic simple renal cysts with n-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) and iodized oil mixture as an outpatient single session procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of ninety two patients with 100 symptomatic simple renal cysts (larger(More)