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Chin. Phys. B  
  Chin. Phys. B--2008, Vol.17, No.5
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GENERAL

A hybrid scheme for computing incompressible two-phase flows

Zhou Jun, Cai Li, Zhou Feng-Qi
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1535-1544 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/001
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We propose a hybrid scheme for computations of incompressible two-phase flows. The incompressible constraint has been replaced by a pressure Poisson-like equation and then the pressure is updated by the modified marker and cell method. Meanwhile, the moment equations in the incompressible Navier--Stokes equations are solved by our semi-discrete Hermite central-upwind scheme, and the interface between the two fluids is considered to be continuous and is described implicitly as the 0.5 level set of a smooth function being a smeared out Heaviside function. It is here named the hybrid scheme. Some numerical experiments are successfully carried out, which verify the desired efficiency and accuracy of our hybrid scheme.

Unified symmetry of mechano-electrical systems with nonholonomic constraints

Li Yuan-Cheng, Xia Li-Li, Liu Bing, Jiao Zhi-Yong, Wang Xiao-Ming
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1545-1549 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/002
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The unified symmetry of mechano-electrical systems with nonholonomic constraints are studied in this paper, the definition and the criterion of unified symmetry of mechano-electrical systems with nonholonomic constraints are derived from the Lagrange--Maxwell equations. The Noether conserved quantity, Hojman conserved quantity and Mei conserved quantity are then deduced from the unified symmetry. An example is given to illustrate the application of the results.

Perturbation to Mei symmetry and adiabatic invariants for Hamilton systems

Ding Ning, Fang Jian-Hui
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1550-1553 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/003
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Based on the concept of adiabatic invariant, this paper studies the perturbation to Mei symmetry and adiabatic invariants for Hamilton systems. The exact invariants of Mei symmetry for the system without perturbation are given. The perturbation to Mei symmetry is discussed and the adiabatic invariants induced from the perturbation to Mei symmetry of the system are obtained.

Noether symmetry and Lie symmetry of discrete holonomic systems with dependent coordinates

Shi Shen-Yang, Huang Xiao-Hong
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1554-1559 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/004
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The Noether symmetry, the Lie symmetry and the conserved quantity of discrete holonomic systems with dependent coordinates are investigated in this paper. The Noether symmetry provides a discrete Noether identity and a conserved quantity of the system. The invariance of discrete motion equations under infinitesimal transformation groups is defined as the Lie symmetry, and the condition of obtaining the Noether conserved quantity from the Lie symmetry is also presented. An example is discussed to show the applications of the results.

Mei symmetry and Mei conserved quantity of nonholonomic systems with unilateral Chetaev type in Nielsen style

Jia Li-Qun, Xie Jia-Fang, Luo Shao-Kai
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1560-1564 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/005
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This paper studies the Mei symmetry and Mei conserved quantity for nonholonomic systems of unilateral Chetaev type in Nielsen style. The differential equations of motion of the system above are established. The definition and the criteria of Mei symmetry, loosely Mei symmetry, strictly Mei symmetry for the system are given in this paper. The existence condition and the expression of Mei conserved quantity are deduced directly by using Mei symmetry. An example is given to illustrate the application of the results.

Young's modulus surface and Poisson's ratio curve for tetragonal crystals

Zhang Jian-Min, Zhang Yan, Xu Ke-Wei, Ji Vincent
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1565-1573 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/006
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This paper gives the general expressions for the compliance s' ijkl , Young's modulus E(hkl) and Poisson's ratio \upsilon (hkl,θ ) along arbitrary loading direction [hkl] for tetragonal crystals. The representation surface for which the length of the radius vector in the [hkl] direction equals E(hkl) and representation curve for which the length of the radius vector with angle θ deviated from the reference directions [00\overline 1 ], [100], [00\overline 1 ], [10\overline 1 ] and [11\overline 2 ] equals \upsilon (100,θ ), \upsilon (001,θ ), \upsilon (110,θ ), \upsilon (101,θ ) and \upsilon (111,θ ) respectively, are constructed for nine tetragonal crystals (ammonium dihydrogen arsenate, ammonium dihydrogen phosphate, barium titanate, indium, nickel sulfate, potassium dihydrogen arsenate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, tin and zircon). The characteristics of them are analysed in detail.

The multicomponent (2+1)-dimensional Glachette--Johnson (GJ) equation hierarchy and its super-integrable coupling system

Yu Fa-Jun, Zhang Hong-Qing
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1574-1580 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/007
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This paper presents a set of multicomponent matrix Lie algebra, which is used to construct a new loop algebra \tilde{A}M. By using the Tu scheme, a Liouville integrable multicomponent equation hierarchy is generated, which possesses the Hamiltonian structure. As its reduction cases, the multicomponent (2+1)-dimensional Glachette--Johnson (GJ) hierarchy is given. Finally, the super-integrable coupling system of multicomponent (2+1)-dimensional GJ hierarchy is established through enlarging the spectral problem.

A simple approach to solving double sinh--Gordon equation

Xie Yuan-Xi, Su Ka-Lin, Zhu Shu-Hua
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1581-1586 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/008
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By introducing an auxiliary ordinary differential equation and solving it by the method of variable separation, abundant types of explicit and exact solutions for the double sinh--Gordon equation are derived in a simple manner.

Quantum teleportation of an arbitrary superposition of atomic states

Chen Qiong, Fang Xi-Ming
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1587-1592 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/009
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This paper proposes a scheme to teleport an arbitrary multi-particle two-level atomic state between two parties or an arbitrary zero- and one-photon entangled state of multi-mode between two high-$Q$ cavities in cavity QED. This scheme is based on the resonant interaction between atom and cavity and does not involve Bell-state measurement. It investigates the fidelity of this scheme and find out the case of this unity fidelity of this teleportation. Considering the practical case of the cavity decay, this paper finds that the condition of the unity fidelity is also valid and obtains the effect of the decay of the cavity on the successful probability of the teleportation.

One step to generate quantum controlled phase-shift gate using a trapped ion

Zhang Shi-Jun, Ma Chi, Zhang Wen-Hai, Ye Liu
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1593-1596 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/010
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This paper presents a very simple scheme for generating quantum controlled phase-shift gate with only one step by using the two vibrational modes of a trapped ion as the two qubits. The scheme couples two vibration degrees of freedom coupled with a suitable chosen laser excitation via the ionic states.

Scheme for implementing quantum dense coding with W-class state in cavity QED

He Juan, Ye Liu, Ni Zhi-Xiang
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1597-1600 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/011
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An experimentally feasible protocol for realizing dense coding by using a class of W-state in cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) is proposed in this paper. The prominent advantage of our scheme is that the successful probability of the dense coding with a W-class state can reach 1. In addition, the scheme can be implemented by the present cavity QED techniques.

Squeezing via coupling of Bose--Einstein condensates in a double-well potential with a cavity light field

Zhou Lu, Kong Ling-Bo, Zhan Ming-Sheng
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1601-1606 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/012
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Squeezing via the interaction between the cavity light field and the Bose--Einstein Condensate (BEC) in a double-well potential is considered within the context of the two-mode approximation. For the cavity light field initially in a coherent state, it is shown that by choosing appropriate parameters, quadrature squeezing of the cavity light field can be achieved and it exhibits periodic oscillation. We also study the case in which BEC is tuned to resonance by periodically modulating the trapping potential, and the quadrature squeezing of the cavity field exhibits periodic collapse and revival effect. Both analytic and numerical calculations are performed, and they are found to be in good agreement with each other. The result shows that the quantum statistical properties of the cavity light field can be manipulated by its coupling with the condensates in the double-well potential. On the other hand, dynamical properties of the condensates in the double-well potential will be reflected by the quadrature squeezing of the light field.

Remote atom entanglement in a fibre-connected three-atom system

Guo Yan-Qing, Chen Jing, Song He-Shan
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1607-1613 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/013
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An Ising-type atom--atom interaction is obtained in a fibre-connected three-atom system. The interaction is effective when Δ≈γ0>> g. The preparations of remote two-atom and three-atom entanglements governed by this interaction are discussed in a specific parameter region. The overall two-atom entanglement is very small because of the existence of the third atom. However, the three-atom entanglement can reach a maximum very close to $1$.

A scheme for approximate conditional teleportation of entangled two-mode cavity state without Bell state measurement

Zhong Zhi-Rong
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1614-1617 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/014
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An alternative scheme to approximately conditionally teleport entangled two-mode cavity state without Bell state measurement in cavity QED is proposed. The scheme is based on the resonant interaction of a ladder-type three-level atom with two bimodal cavities. The entangled cavity state is reconstructed with only one atom interacting with the two cavities successively.

Generation of cluster-type entangled squeezed vacuum states

Wen Jing-Ji, Shao Xiao-Qiang, Jin Xing-Ri, Zhang Shou, Yeon Kyu-Hwang
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1618-1622 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/015
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We present a scheme to prepare cluster-type entangled squeezed vacuum states (CTESVS) by considering the two-photon interaction between a two-level atom and a high-quality cavity, driven by a strong classical field. After the realization of simple atomic measurements, the generation of CTESVS in four separate cavities is accomplished within the cavity decay time. In the case of large atom--cavity detuning, the scheme is immune to the effect of atomic spontaneous emission.

Quantum phase transition and von Neumann entropy of quasiperiodic Hubbard chains

Zhu Xuan, Tong Pei-Qing
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1623-1628 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/016
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The half-filled Hubbard chains with the Fibonacci and Harper modulating site potentials are studied in a self-consistent mean-field approximation. A new order parameter is introduced to describe a charge density order. We also calculate the von Neumann entropy of the ground state. The results show that the von Neumann entropy can identify a CDW/SDW (charge density wave/spin density wave) transition for quasiperiodic models.

Hawking radiation from gravity's rainbow via gravitational anomaly

Zeng Xiao-Xiong, Yang Shu-Zheng, Chen De-You
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1629-1632 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/017
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Based on the anomaly cancellation method, initiated by Robinson and Wilczek, we investigates Hawking radiation from the modified Schwarzschild black hole from gravity's rainbow from the anomaly point of view. Unlike the general Schwarzschild space--time, the metric of this black hole depends on the energies of probes. The obtained result shows to restore the underlying general covariance at the quantum level in the effective field, the covariant compensating flux of energy--momentum tensor, which is related to the energies of the probes, should precisely equal to that of a (1 + 1) -dimensional blackbody at the Hawking temperature.

Real scalar field scattering with polynomial approximation around Schwarzschild--de Sitter black-hole

Liu Mo-Lin, Liu Hong-Ya, Zhang Jing-Fei, Yu Fei
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1633-1639 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/018
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As one of the fitting methods, the polynomial approximation is effective to process sophisticated problem. In this paper, we employ this approach to handle the scattering of scalar field around the Schwarzschild--de Sitter black-hole. The complicated relationship between tortoise coordinate and radial coordinate is replaced by the approximate polynomial. The Schr?dinger-like equation, the real boundary conditions and the polynomial approximation construct a full Sturm--Liouville type problem. Then this boundary value problem can be solved numerically for two limiting cases: the first one is the Nariai black-hole whose horizons are close to each other, the second one is the black-hole with the horizons widely separated. Compared with previous results (Brevik and Tian), the field near the event horizon and cosmological horizon can have a better description.

Quantum optical ABCD theorem in two-mode case

Fan Hong-Yi, Hu Li-Yun
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1640-1644 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/019
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By introducing the entangled Fresnel operator (EFO) this paper demonstrates that there exists ABCD theorem for two-mode entangled case in quantum optics. The canonical operator method as mapping of ray-transfer ABCD matrix is explicitly shown by EFO's normally ordered expansion through the coherent state representation and the technique of integration within an ordered product of operators.

Design and analysis of doped left-handed materials

Zhang Hong-Xin, Bao Yong-Fang, Lü Ying-Hua, Chen Tian-Ming, Wang Hai-Xia
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1645-1651 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/020
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We devise three sorts of doped left-handed materials (DLHMs) by introducing inductors and capacitors into the traditional left-handed material (LHM) as heterogeneous elements. Some new properties are presented through finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations. On the one hand, the resonance in the traditional LHM is weakened and the original pass band is narrowed by introducing inductors. On the other hand, the original pass band of the LHM can be shifted and a new pass band can be generated by introducing capacitors. When capacitors and inductors are introduced simultaneously, the resonance of traditional LHM is somewhat weakened and the number of original pass bands as well as its bandwidth can be changed.

Synchronization of different chaotic systems via active radial basis functions sliding mode controller

Guo Hui-Jun, Yin You-Wei, Wang Hua-Min
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1652-1663 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/021
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This paper presents a new method to synchronize different chaotic systems with disturbances via an active radial basis function (RBF) sliding controller. This method incorporates the advantages of active control, neural network and sliding mode control. The main part of the controller is given based on the output of the RBF neural networks and the weights of these single layer networks are tuned on-line based on the sliding mode reaching law. Only several radial basis functions are required for this controller which takes the sliding mode variable as the only input. The proposed controller can make the synchronization error converge to zero quickly and can overcome external disturbances. Analysis of the stability for the controller is carried out based on the Lyapunov stability theorem. Finally, five examples are given to illustrate the robustness and effectiveness of the proposed synchronization control strategy.

Circuit realization of the fractional-order unified chaotic system

Chen Xiang-Rong, Liu Chong-Xin, Wang Fa-Qiang
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1664-1669 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/022
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This paper studies the chaotic behaviours of the fractional-order unified chaotic system. Based on the approximation method in frequency domain, it proposes an electronic circuit model of tree shape to realize the fractional-order operator. According to the tree shape model, an electronic circuit is designed to realize the 2.7-order unified chaotic system. Numerical simulations and circuit experiments have verified the existence of chaos in the fraction-order unified system.

New results on global exponential stability of competitive neural networks with different time scales and time-varying delays

Cui Bao-Tong, Chen Jun, Lou Xu-Yang
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1670-1677 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/023
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This paper studies the global exponential stability of competitive neural networks with different time scales and time-varying delays. By using the method of the proper Lyapunov functions and inequality technique, some sufficient conditions are presented for global exponential stability of delay competitive neural networks with different time scales. These conditions obtained have important leading significance in the designs and applications of global exponential stability for competitive neural networks. Finally, an example with its simulation is provided to demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed criteria.

Impulsive control of permanent magnet synchronous motors with parameters uncertainties

Li Dong, Wang Shi-Long, Zhang Xiao-Hong, Yang Dan, Wang Hui
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1678-1684 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/024
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The permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) may have chaotic behaviours for the uncertain values of parameters or under certain working conditions, which threatens the secure and stable operation of motor-driven. It is important to study methods of controlling or suppressing chaos in PMSMs. In this paper, robust stabilities of PMSM with parameter uncertainties are investigated. After the uncertain matrices which represent the variable system parameters are formulated through matrix analysis, a novel asymptotical stability criterion is established. Some illustrated examples are also given to show the effectiveness of the obtained results.

Hash function based on the generalized Henon map

Zheng Fan, Tian Xiao-Jian, Li Xue-Yan, Wu Bin
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1685-1690 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/025
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A new Hash function based on the generalized Henon map is proposed. We have obtained a binary sequence with excellent pseudo-random characteristics through improving the sequence generated by the generalized Henon map, and use it to construct Hash function. First we divide the message into groups, and then carry out the Xor operation between the ASCII value of each group and the binary sequence, the result can be used as the initial values of the next loop. Repeat the procedure until all the groups have been processed, and the final binary sequence is the Hash value. In the scheme, the initial values of the generalized Henon map are used as the secret key and the messages are mapped to Hash values with a designated length. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme has strong diffusion and confusion capability, good collision resistance, large key space, extreme sensitivity to message and secret key,and it is easy to be realized and extended.

Bifurcation analysis and control of periodic solutions changing into invariant tori in Langford system

Liu Su-Hua, Tang Jia-Shi, Qin Jin-Qi, Yin Xiao-Bo
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1691-1697 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/026
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Bifurcation characteristics of the Langford system in a general form are systematically analysed, and nonlinear controls of periodic solutions changing into invariant tori in this system are achieved. Analytical relationship between control gain and bifurcation parameter is obtained. Bifurcation diagrams are drawn, showing the results of control for secondary Hopf bifurcation and sequences of bifurcations route to chaos. Numerical simulations of quasi-periodic tori validate analytic predictions.

Dynamical evolution processes of traffic flow and travel cost in urban transportation networks

Guo Ren-Yong, Huang Hai-Jun
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1698-1702 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/027
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Considering such a fact that travellers dynamically adjust their routes and the resultant link traffic flows in a network evolve over time, this paper proposes a dynamical evolutionary model of the traffic assignment problem with endogenous origin--destination (OD) demands. The model's stability is analysed and the resultant user equilibrium (UE) state is shown to be stable under certain conditions. Numerical results in a grid network indicate that the model can generate convergent flow patterns and finally terminates at the UE state. Impacts by the parameters associated with OD demand function and link cost function are also investigated.

Cascades with coupled map lattices in preferential attachment community networks

Cui Di, Gao Zi-You, Zhao Xiao-Mei
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1703-1708 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/028
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In this paper, cascading failure is studied by coupled map lattice (CML) methods in preferential attachment community networks. It is found that external perturbation R is increasing with modularity $Q$ growing by simulation. In particular, the large modularity $Q$ can hold off the cascading failure dynamic process in community networks. Furthermore, different attack strategies also greatly affect the cascading failure dynamic process. It is particularly significant to control cascading failure process in real community networks.

A dynamic macromodel for distributed parameter magnetic microactuators

Fang Yu-Ming, Huang Qing-An, Li Wei-Hua
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1709-1715 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/029
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This paper presents a reduced-order model to describe the mechanical behaviour of microbeam-based magnetic devices. The integration for magnetic force is calculated by dividing the microbeam into several segments, and the nonlinear equation set has been developed based on the magnetic circuit principle. In comparison with previous models, the present macromodel accounts for both the micro-magnetic-core reluctance and the coupling between the beam deflection and magnetic force. This macromodel is validated by comparing with the experimental results available in some papers and finite-element solutions.
CLASSICAL AREAS OF PHENOMENOLOGY

Composite optical vortices in noncollinear Laguerre--Gaussian beams and their propagation in free space

Cheng Ke, Liu Pu-Sheng, Lü Bai-Da
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1743-1751 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/034
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Taking two Laguerre--Gaussian beams with topological charge l=±1 as an example, this paper studies the composite optical vortices formed by two noncollinear Laguerre--Gaussian beams with different phases, amplitudes, waist widths, off-axis distances, and their propagation in free space. It is shown by detailed numerical illustrative examples that the number and location of composite vortices at the waist plane are variable by varying the relative phase β, amplitude ratio η, waist width ratio \textitζ, or off-axis distance ratio μ. The net topological charge lnet is not always equal to the sum lsum of charges of the two component beams. The motion, creation and annihilation of composite vortices take place in the free-space propagation, and the net charge during the propagation remains unchanged and equals to the net charge at the waist plane.

Spatial correlation properties and phase singularity annihilation of Gaussian Schell-model beams in the focal region

Liu Pu-Sheng, Pan Liu-Zhan, Lü Bai-Da
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1752-1757 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/035
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By using the generalized Debye diffraction integral, this paper studies the spatial correlation properties and phase singularity annihilation of apertured Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) beams in the focal region. It is shown that the width of the spectral degree of coherence can be larger, less than or equal to the corresponding width of spectral density, which depends not only on the scalar coherence length of the beams, but also on the truncation parameter. With a gradual increase of the truncation parameter, a pair of phase singularities of the spectral degree of coherence in the focal plane approaches each other, resulting in subwavelength structures. Finally, the annihilation of pairs of phase singularities takes place at a certain value of the truncation parameter. With increasing scalar coherence length, the annihilation occurs at the larger truncation parameter. However, the creation process of phase singularities outside the focal plane is not found for GSM beams.

Non-geometrical effects on Gaussian beams transmitting through a thin dielectric slab

Li Chun-Fang, Zhang Yan, Chen Xi, Zhu Qi-Biao
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1758-1768 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/036
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It is shown that a Gaussian light beam transmitting through a planar thin dielectric slab in the air undergoes four different effects, i.e. lateral Goos--H\"{a}nchen-like (GHL) displacement, angular deflection, width modification and longitudinal focal shift as compared with the results predicted by geometrical optics. According to the Taylor expansion of the exponent of transmission coefficient when expressed as an exponential form, the lateral GHL displacement and the angular deflection are the first-order effects and can be negative or positive. The width modification and the longitudinal focal shift are the second-order effects and can also be positive or negative. Owing to the waist-width dependent term, the non-geometrical effects of transmitted beam are not identical with the non-specular effects of reflected beam. The conditions for the validity of those effects are suggested and numerical simulations are also given.

Study on holographic grating diffraction for Laguerre--Gaussian beam generation

Liu Yi-Dong, Gao Chun-Qing, Gao Ming-Wei
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1769-1776 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/037
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Laguerre--Gaussian beams, as a special model with spiral phase structure, have been intensively investigated. Holographic grating method is a convenient method of generating Laguerre--Gaussian beams and measuring their orbital angular momenta. But due to some inevitable adverse factors such as lateral displacement, angular deflection and elliptical incident profile of incident beam, the practical effectiveness should be reevaluated. This paper is devoted to the study on the influences of the abovementioned three adverse factors on the holographic grating method. The characteristics of the mode decomposition of diffractive order and the relative powers of the orbital angular momentum eigen-states are also given.

Amplitude-squared squeezing of superposition of coherent states

Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmad, Ren Min, Ma Ai-Qun, Liu Shu-Tian
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1777-1783 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/038
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This paper discusses the amplitude-squared squeezing for the superposition of two coherent states with their phase differences being separately π/2, 3π/2, and π, as well as for the superposition state of two pseudoclassical states. According to the analysis, it is found that the superposition state of two coherent states with their phase differences π/2 and 3π/2, and the superposition state of two pseudoclassical states both do exhibit the amplitude-squared squeezing. Also, some specific states are found to exhibit even stronger squeezing effects when relative phase of the superposition is equal to the average photon number. Amplitude-squared squeezing is dependent on the difference in phase between two coherent states.

Coherence-enhanced entanglement between two atoms at high temperature

Hu Yao-Hua, Fang Mao-Fa, Jiang Chun-Lei, Zeng Ke
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1784-1790 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/039
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This paper studies the entanglement properties in a system of two dipole--dipole coupled two-level atoms resonantly interacting with a single-mode thermal field. The results show that, when the temperature of the cavity is high enough (corresponding to the large value of the mean photon number), the entanglement is greatly enhanced due to the initial atomic coherence. These results are helpful for controlling the atomic entanglement by changing the initial parameters of the system.

Wigner function for the generalized excited pair coherent state

Meng Xiang-Guo, Wang Ji-Suo, Liang Bao-Long, Li Hong-Qi
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1791-1797 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/040
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This paper introduces the generalized excited pair coherent state (GEPCS). Using the entangled state | η> representation of Wigner operator, it obtains the Wigner function for the GEPCS. In the ρ--γ phase space, the variations of the Wigner function distributions with the parameters q, α, k and l are discussed. The tomogram of the GEPCS is calculated with the help of the Radon transform between the Wigner operator and the projection operator of the entangled state | η12,t1,t2>. The entangled states | η> and |η1, η2, t1, t2}\right\rangle provide two good representative space for studying the Wigner functions and tomograms of various two-mode correlated quantum states.

Two narrow bandwidth photons interfering in an electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) system

Wang Fu-Yuan, Shi Bao-Sen, Lu Xiao-Song, Guo Guang-Can
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1798-1803 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/041
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In this paper, we have analysed in detail the quantum interference of the degenerate narrowband two-photon state by using a Mach--Zehnder interferometer, in which an electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) medium is placed in one of two interfering beams. Our results clearly show that it is possible to coherently keep the quantum state at a single photon level in the EIT process, especially when the transparent window of the EIT medium is much larger than the bandwidth of the single photon. This shows that the EIT medium is possibly a kind of memory or repeater for the narrowband photons in the areas of quantum communication and quantum computer. This kind of experiment is feasible within the current technology.

Investigation of an X-band magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator

Fan Yu-Wei, Zhong Hui-Huang, Li Zhi-Qiang, Shu Ting, Yang Han-Wu, Yang Jian-Hua, Wang Yong, Luo Ling, Zhao Yan-Song
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1804-1808 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/042
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An X-band magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator (MILO) is designed and investigated numerically and experimentally for the first time. The X-band MILO is optimized in detail with KARAT code. In simulation, the X-band MILO, driven by a 720kV, 53kA electron beam, comes to a nonlinear steady state in 4.0ns. High-power microwaves (HPM) of TEM mode is generated with an average power of 4.1GW, a frequency of 9.3GHz, and power conversion efficiency of 10.8% in durations of 0--40ns. The device is fabricated according to the simulation results. In experiments, when the voltage is 400kV and the current is 50kA, the radiated microwave power reaches about 110MW and the dominating frequency is 9.7GHz. Because the surfaces of the cathode end and the beam dump are destroyed, the diode voltage cannot increase continuously. However, when the diode voltage is 400kV, the average power output is obtained to be 700MW in simulation. The impedance of the device is clearly smaller than the simulation prediction. Moreover, the duration of the microwave pulse is obviously shorter than that of the current pulse. The experimental results are greatly different from the simulation predictions. The preliminary analyses show that the generations of the anode plasma, the cathode flare and the anode flare are the essential cause for the remarkable deviation of the experimental results from the simulation predictions.

Numerical simulation of end-pumped CW Nd3+:GdVO4 laser at 1063nm

Zu Ning-Ning, Sun Gui-Juan, Dai Zhen-Wen
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1809-1816 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/043
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A theoretical model to simulate an end-pumped CW Nd3+:GdVO4 laser at 1063nm is presented. Its essence is to use the propagation equations to demonstrate the spatial evolutions of the pump and the laser powers in the cavity, hence it is applicable to both low and high gain lasers. The simulation results obtained by this model are in good agreement with the experimental observations reported in the literature for a Ti:sapphire-pumped Nd3+:GdVO4 laser. Moreover, some parameters, such as the reflectivity of output coupler, the spot size of laser beam and the crystal length, are discussed with a view to optimizing the laser performance.

Stimulated photoluminescence emission and trap states in Si/SiO2 interface formed by irradiation of laser

Huang Wei-Qi, Xu Li, Wang Hai-Xu, Jin Feng, Wu Ke-Yue, Liu Shi-Rong, Qin Cao-Jian, Qin Shui-Jie
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1817-1820 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/044
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Stimulated photoluminescence (PL) emission has been observed from an oxide structure of silicon when optically excited by a radiation of 514nm laser. Sharp twin peaks at 694 and 692nm are dominated by stimulated emission, which can be demonstrated by its threshold behaviour and linear transition of emission intensity as a function of pump power. The oxide structure is formed by laser irradiation on silicon and its annealing treatment. A model for explaining the stimulated emission is proposed, in which the trap states of the interface between an oxide of silicon and porous nanocrystal play an important role.

Theoretical study on phase conjugation in weakly injected vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers

Zhang Wei-Li, Pan Wei, Luo Bin, Li Xiao-Feng, Zou Xi-Hua, Wang Meng-Yao
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1821-1825 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/045
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This paper gives a detailed theoretical investigation on phase conjugation induced by nearly degenerate four-wave mixing in single mode vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) with weak optical injection. Considering VCSELs that can work in linearly polarized or elliptically polarized states, it derives the theoretical expression of the conjugated field by small signal analysis based on the vectoral rate equations---the spin-flip model. For linearly polarized state, VCSELs show similar conjugate spectra to edge-emitting semiconductor lasers. For the elliptically polarized state, dichroism and birefringence parameters as well as the spin-flip rate can change the conjugate spectra. Especially, when frequency detuning of the probe and pump waves is between the positive and negative relaxation oscillation frequency, changes are evident. For specific values of parameters, conjugate efficiency between 20\,dB to 40dB are obtained.

Self-compression of femtosecond pulses in argon with a power close to the self-focusing threshold

Chen Xiao-Wei, Zeng Zhi-Nan, Dai Jun, Li Xiao-Fang, Li Ru-Xin, Xu Zhi-Zhan
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1826-1832 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/046
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Self-compression of femtosecond pulses in noble gases with an input power close to the self-focusing threshold has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is demonstrated that either multiphoton ionization (MPI) or space--time focusing and self-steepening effects can induce pulse shortening, but they predominate at different beam intensities during the propagation. The latter effects play a key role in the final pulse self-compression. By choosing an appropriate focusing parameter, action distance of the space--time focusing and self-steepening effects can be lengthened, which can promote a shock pulse structure with a duration as short as two optical cycles. It is also found that, for our calculation cases in which an input pulse power is close to the self-focusing threshold, either group velocity dispersion (GVD) or multiphoton absorption (MPA) has a negligible influence on pulse characteristics in the propagation process.

Light propagation characteristics in quantum well structures of photonic crystals

Liu Jing, Sun Jun-Qiang, Huang Chong-Qing, Chen Min, Huang De-Xiu
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1833-1839 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/047
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Two-dimensional (2D) closed-cavity single quantum well (SQW) and multiple quantum well (MQW) structures are proposed based on the traditional 2D open-cavity SQW structures of photonic crystals. The numerical calculation results show that the proposed structures can greatly improve the optical characteristics compared with the traditional structures. It is found that the barrier thickness has a great impact on the optical characteristics of the closed-cavity MQW structures: when the barrier thickness is narrower, each resonant peak which appears in the SQW would split, the number of split times is just equal to the number of wells, and each well in the MQW structures is a travelling-wave-well, similar to the well in the open-cavity SQW structures; when the barrier thickness is wider, there is no effect of spectral splitting, and each well in the MQW structures is a standing-wave-well, just like the well in the closed-cavity SQW. The physical origin of different field distributions and the effect of the spectral splitting are provided.

Design of phase plates for shaping partially coherent beams by simulated annealing

Li Jian-Long, Lü Bai-Da
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1840-1844 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/048
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Taking the Gaussian Schell-model beam as a typical example of partially coherent beams, this paper applies the simulated annealing (SA) algorithm to the design of phase plates for shaping partially coherent beams. A flow diagram is presented to illustrate the procedure of phase optimization by the SA algorithm. Numerical examples demonstrate the advantages of the SA algorithm in shaping partially coherent beams. An uniform flat-topped beam profile with maximum reconstruction error RE<1.74% is achieved. A further extension of the approach is discussed.
ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Boundedness and convergence of perturbed corrections for helium-like ions in ground states

Zhao Yun-Hui, Hai Wen-Hua, Zhao Cheng-Lin, Luo Xiao-Bing
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1720-1728 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/031
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Applying the improved Rayleigh--Schr?dinger perturbation theory based on an integral equation to helium-like ions in ground states and treating electron correlations as perturbations, we obtain the second-order corrections to wavefunctions consisting of a few terms and the third-order corrections to energicity. It is demonstrated that the corrected wavefunctions are bounded and quadratically integrable, and the corresponding perturbation series is convergent. The results clear off the previous distrust for the convergence in the quantum perturbation theory and show a reciprocal development on the quantum perturbation problem of the ground state helium-like systems.

Improvements on the third generation of electron momentum spectrometer

Ning Chuan-Gang, Zhang Shu-Feng, Deng Jing-Kang, Liu Kun, Huang Yan-Ru, Luo Zhi-Hong
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1729-1737 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/032
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The significant modifications to our recently constructed electron momentum spectrometer have been implemented. Compared with our previous report, the energy and the angle resolutions are significantly improved and reach ΔE=0.45eV, Δθ=±0.53o and Δπ=±0.84o, respectively. Moreover, the details of data reduction and the relation between azimuthal angle range and the sensitivity are discussed.

Analytical potential energy function for the electronic states 2П1/2 and 2П3/2 of O2x(x=+1, --1)

Lü Bing, Linghu Rong-Feng, Zhou Xun, Yang Xiang-Dong, Zhu Zheng-He, Cheng Xin-Lu
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1738-1742 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/033
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The splitting of potential energy levels for ground state X2πg of O2x(x=+1, -1) under spin--orbit coupling (SOC) has been calculated by using the spin--orbit (SO) multi-configuration quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (SO-MCQDPT). Their Murrell--Sorbie (M--S) potential functions are gained, and then the spectroscopic constants for electronic states 2π1/2 and 2π3/2 are derived from the M--S function. The vertical excitation energies for O2x(x=+1, -1) are \nu [O2+1 (2π3/2→ X2π1/2)]=195.652cm-1, and \nu [O2-1(2π1/2 →X2π3/2 )]=182.568cm-1, respectively. All the spectroscopic data for electronic states 2π1/2 and 2π3/2 are given for the first time.
THE PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

The He--McKellar--Wilkens effect for spin-1 particles on non-commutative space

Li Kang, Sayipjamal Dulat, Wang Jian-Hua
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1716-1719 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/030
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By using star product method, the He--McKellar--Wilkens (HMW) effect for spin-one neutral particle on non-commutative (NC) space is studied. After solving the Kemmer-like equations on NC space, we obtain the topological HMW phase on NC space where the additional terms related to the space--space non-commutativity are given explicitly.
PHYSICS OF GASES, PLASMAS, AND ELECTRIC DISCHARGES

The effect of configuration complex on dielectronic recombination process in highly ionized plasmas

Jiao Rong-Zhen, Feng Chen-Xu
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1845-1847 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/049
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This paper analyses the effect of configuration complex on dielectronic recombination (DR) process in highly ionized plasmas (Xe26+, Dy38+, W46+) by using the multiconfiguration relativistic Hartree--Fock method. Resonant and nonresonant radiative stabilizing transitions and decays to autoionizing levels followed by radiative cascades are included. Collisional transitions following electron capture are neglected. The remarkable difference between the isoelectronic trend of the rate coefficients for DR through 3d9414l' and through 3d94l 5l' is emphasized. The trend of DR through 3d94l4l' shows irregularities at relatively low temperature due to the progressive closing of DR channels as atomic number Z increases.

Experimental study on parameters of dust plasma in SiH4/C2H4/Ar discharges

Wu Jing, Zhang Peng-Yun, Sun Ji-Zhong, Zhang Jian, Ding Zhen-Feng, Wang De-Zhen
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1848-1853 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/050
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Measurements of dust plasma parameters were carried out in the discharges of (SiH4/C2H4/Ar) mixtures. Dust particles were formed in the capacitively coupled radio-frequency discharge of these reactive mixtures in a cylindrical chamber. Langmuir probe was employed for diagnosing and measuring the important plasma parameters such as electron density and electron temperature. The results showed that the electron density dropped, and in contrast the electron temperature rose when the dust particles formed. The curves of the electron density and temperature versus the RF power and pressure were presented and analysed. Further, it was found that the variations of electron temperature and the size of dust void with the RF power followed the similar trends. These trends might be useful for understanding more about the characteristics of dusty voids.

Resonant detection of terahertz radiation utilizing plasma waves in high-electron-mobility transistors

Ma Ming-Rui, Chen Yu-Ling, Wang Li-Min, Wang Chang
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1854-1857 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/051
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This paper theoretically studies the high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) driven by the terahertz radiation. It calculates the gate-to-source/drain admittance and the detection responsivity of the HEMT as a function of the signal frequency. It finds that the peaks of the admittances and the responsivity show redshift, and the heights of the peaks decrease with increasing the lengths of the source-to-gate and gate-to-drain spacing. Such phenomena may be useful in designing different HEMTs by utilizing the effects associated with the plasma oscillations excitation.
CONDENSED MATTER: STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, AND THERMAL PROPERTIES

Structural and magnetic properties of Co1-xZnxFe2O4 nanoparticles

Wang Li, Li Fa-Shen
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1858-1862 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/052
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Co1-xZnxFe2O4 nanoparticles, prepared by the polyvinyl alcohol sol--gel method, have been investigated by x-ray diffraction and M?ssbauer spectroscopy. These results are compared with those for the bulk material. The lattice parameters of CoZn ferrite nanoparticles are larger than those of the bulk material. Thermal scanning of M?ssbauer measurement shows that the transition temperatures for nanoparticles are higher than those of the bulk material except for the sample CoFe2O4.

Cellular automaton model considering headway-distance effect

Hu Shou-Xin, Gao Kun, Wang Bing-Hong, Lu Yu-Feng
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1863-1868 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/053
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This paper presents a cellular automaton model for single-lane traffic flow. On the basis of the Nagel--Schreckenberg (NS) model, it further considers the effect of headway-distance between two successive cars on the randomization of the latter one. In numerical simulations, this model shows the following characteristics. (1) With a simple structure, this model succeeds in reproducing the hysteresis effect, which is absent in the NS model. (2) Compared with the slow-to-start models, this model exhibits a local fundamental diagram which is more consistent to empirical observations. (3) This model has much higher efficiency in dissolving congestions compared with the so-called NS model with velocity-dependent randomization (VDR model). (4) This model is more robust when facing traffic obstructions. It can resist much longer shock times and has much shorter relaxation times on the other hand. To summarize, compared with the existing models, this model is quite simple in structure, but has good characteristics.
CONDENSED MATTER: ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL, MAGNETIC, AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Quantum mechanical effects on heat generation in nano-scale MOSFETs

Ji Min, Zhao Kai, Du Gang, Kang Jin-Feng, Han Ru-Qi, Liu Xiao-Yan
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1869-1873 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/054
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The Monte Carlo simulation is performed to investigate the quantum mechanical (QM) effects on heat generation in nano-scale metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) by solving the quantum Boltzmann equation. The influence of QM effects both in real space and $K$ space on the heat generation is investigated.

Electronic structures and magnetoelectric properties of tetragonal BaFeO3: an ab initio density functional theory study

Feng Hong-Jian, Liu Fa-Min
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1874-1880 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/055
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First-principles calculations have been performed to investigate the ground state electronic properties of BaFeO3 (BFO). Local spin density approximation (LSDA) plus U (LSDA+U) treatment modified the metallic behaviour to insulated one with a band gap of 4.12eV. The spontaneous polarization was found to be 89.3\muC/cm2 with Berry phase scheme in terms of the modern theory of polarization. Fe-3d eg were split into two singlet states (dz2 and d x2-y2}), and Fe-3d t2g were split into one doublet states(dxz and dyz) and one singlet states(dxy) after Fe and O displaced along the c axis. Meanwhile the occupation numbers of dz2, dyz, dxz and OT pz (on the top of Fe) were increased at the expense of those in xy plane. Our results showed that it was the sensitivity of hybridization to ferroelectric distortions, not just the total change of hybridization, that produced the possibility of ferroelectricity. Moreover, the increasing occupation numbers of OT pz and Fe dz2 favoured the 180o coupling between Fe-3d eg and Fe-3d t2g, leading to ferromagnetic ordering, which has been confirmed by the increase of magnetic moment by 0.13μB per formula unit in the polarized direction. Hence, the magnetization can be altered by the reversal of external electric field.

Structural and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes under hydrostatic pressures

Zhang Ying, Cao Jue-Xian, Yang Wei
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1881-1886 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/056
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We studied the structural and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes under hydrostatic pressures based on molecular dynamics simulations and first principles band structure calculations. It is found that carbon nanotubes experience a hard-to-soft transition as external pressure increases. The bulk modulus of soft phase is two orders of magnitude smaller than that of hard phase. The band structure calculations show that band gap of (10, 0) nanotube increases with the increase of pressure at low pressures. Above a critical pressure (5.70GPa), band gap of (10, 0) nanotube drops rapidly and becomes zero at 6.62GPa. Moreover, the calculated charge density shows that a large pressure can induce an {sp}2-to-{sp}3 bonding transition, which is confirmed by recent experiments on deformed carbon nanotubes.

Characteristics of pentacene organic thin film transistor with top gate and bottom contact

Yuan Guang-Cai, Xu Zheng, Zhao Su-Ling, Zhang Fu-Jun, Jiang Wei-Wei, Song Dan-Dan, Zhu Hai-Na, Li Shao-Yan, Huang Jin-Ying, Huang Hao, Xu Xu-Rong
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1887-1892 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/057
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High performance pentacene organic thin film transistors (OTFT) were designed and fabricated using SiO2 deposited by electron beam evaporation as gate dielectric material. Pentacene thin films were prepared on glass substrate with S--D electrode pattern made from ITO by means of thermal evaporation through self-organized process. The threshold voltage VTH was --2.75± 0.1V in 0---50V range, and that subthreshold slopes were 0.42± 0.05V/dec. The field-effect mobility (μEF) of OTFT device increased with the increase of VDS, but the μEF of OTFT device increased and then decreased with increased VGS when VDS was kept constant. When VDS was --50V, on/off current ratio was 0.48× 105 and subthreshold slope was 0.44V/dec. The μEF was 1.10cm2/(V.s), threshold voltage was --2.71V for the OTFT device.

Zeeman effects on Josephson current in d-wave superconductor/d-wave superconductor junctions

Liao Yan-Hua, Dong Zheng-Chao, Yin Zai-Feng, Fu Hao
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1893-1901 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/058
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This paper solves a self-consistent equation for the d-wave superconducting gap and the effective exchange field in the mean-field approximation, and studies the Zeeman effects on the d-wave superconducting gap and thermodynamic potential. The Josephson currents in the d-wave superconductor(S)/insulating layer(I)/d-wave S junctions are calculated as a function of the temperature, exchange field, and insulating barrier strength under a Zeeman magnetic field on the two d-wave Ss. It is found that the Josephson critical currents in d-wave S/d-wave S junction to a great extent depend on the relative orientation of the effective exchange field of the two S electrodes, and the crystal orientation of the d-wave S. The exchange field under certain conditions can enhance the Josephson critical current in a d-wave S/I/d-wave S junction.

Magnetization reversal of Fe ultrathin film on Cu(100)

He Wei, Zhan Qing-Feng, Wang De-Yong, Chen Li-Jun, Cheng Zhao-Hua
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1902-1906 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/059
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The magnetization reversal of Fe/Cu(100) ultrathin films grown at room temperature is investigated by using an in situ magneto-optical Kerr effect polarimeter with a magnet that can rotate in a plane of incidence. There occur spin reorientation transitions from out-of-plane to in-plane magnetizations in 8 and 12 monolayers (ML) thick iron films. The coercive fields are observed to be proportional to the reciprocal of the cosine with respect to the easy axis, suggesting that the domain-wall displacement plays a main role in the magnetization reversal process.

Luminescence characteristics of Eu3+ activated borate phosphor for white light emitting diode

Li Pan-Lai, Yang Zhi-Ping, Wang Zhi-Jun, Guo Qing-Lin
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1907-1910 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/060
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In this paper, the Sr3Y2 (BO3)4:Eu3+ phosphor was synthesized by high temperature solid-state reaction method and the luminescence characteristics were investigated. The emission spectrum exhibits one strong red emission at 613nm corresponding to the electric dipole 5D0--7F2 transition of Eu3+ under 365nm excitation, this is because Eu3+ substituted for Y3+ occupied the non-centrosymmetric position in the crystal structure of Sr3Y2 (BO3)4. The excitation spectrum indicates that the phosphor can be effectively excited by ultraviolet (254nm, 365nm and 400nm) and blue (470nm) light. The effect of Eu3+ concentration on the red emission of Sr3Y2 (BO3)4:Eu3+ was measured, the result shows that the emission intensities increase with increasing Eu3+ concentration, then decrease. The Commission Internationale del'Eclairage chromaticity (x, y) of Sr3Y2(BO3)4:Eu3+ phosphor is (0.640,0.355) at 15 mol% Eu3+.

Organic light emitting diodes using magnesium doped organic acceptor as electron injection layer and silver as cathode

Cao Guo-Hua, Qin Da-Shan, Guan Min, Cao Jun-Song, Zeng Yi-Ping, Li Jin-Min
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1911-1915 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/061
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Organic light emitting diodes employing magnesium doped electron acceptor 3, 4, 9, 10 perylenetetracarboxylic dianhydride (Mg:PTCDA) as electron injection layer and silver as cathode were demonstrated. As compared to Mg:Ag cathode, the combination of the Mg:PTCDA layer and silver provided enhanced electron injection into tris (8-quinolinolato) aluminium. The device with 1:2 Mg:PTCDA and Ag showed an increase of about 12% in the maximum current efficiency, mainly due to the improved hole-electron balance, and an increase of about 28% in the maximum power efficiency, as compared to the control device using Mg:Ag cathode. The properties of Mg:PTCDA composites were studied as well.
GEOPHYSICS, ASTRONOMY, AND ASTROPHYSICS

Interdecadal variability of the tropospheric biennial oscillation in the western North Pacific

Zheng Bin, Lin Ai-Lan, Gu De-Jun, Li Chun-Hui
Chin. Phys. B, 2008, 17 (5): 1935-1938 doi: 10.1088/1674-1056/17/5/064
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The observed tropospheric biennial oscillation (TBO) in the western North Pacific (WNP) monsoon region has an interdecadal variability with a period of 40--50 yr. That suggests a weaker effect of the TBO on the East Asia followed by a stronger one. A simple analytic model was designed to investigate the mechanism of the interdecadal variability of the TBO. The results indicated that a local TBO air--sea system not only supports the TBO variability in the WNP monsoon region but also produces an interdecadal variability of the TBO.
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