The European Physical Journal Applied Physics (Eur Phys J Appl Phys )

Publisher: European Physical Society; Société française des microscopies; EDP Sciences, EDP Sciences


EPJ AP an international journal devoted to the promotion of the recent progresses in all fields of applied physics. The articles published in EPJ AP span the whole spectrum of applied physics research. Sections covered: Semiconductors and devices; Physics of organic materials and devices; Surfaces, interfaces and films; Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies; Photonics; Spintronics, magnetism and superconductivity; Imaging, microscopy and spectroscopy; Plasma, discharges and processes; Physics of energy generation, conversion and storage; Instrumentation and metrology; Physics and mechanics of fluids, microfluidics; Biophysics and biosensors.

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: The capacitance between arbitrary two sites (vertices) in infinite triangular and honeycomb networks is studied by using Green’s function. Recurrence formulas for capacitance between arbitrary sites of the triangular lattice are obtained. The capacitance for the honeycomb lattice is shown to be expressed in terms of the one for the triangular lattice
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 10/2014; 68.
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    ABSTRACT: The magnetic properties of Co thin films obliquely evaporated under silicon and glass substrates are investigated using alternating gradient field magnetometer (AGFM) and magnetic force microscopy (MFM) techniques. The effects of the magnetic layer thickness and the deposition angle are studied. As results, it is found a decrease of the coercive field from 250 Oe, for t = 20 nm, to 95 Oe, for t = 400 nm, and a decrease of the anisotropy field from 1.6 kOe for 20 nm Co thick film, to 0.95 kOe for 200 nm Co thick film. An increase of these fields with the increase of the deposition angle is also found. The easy axis of the saturation magnetization lies in the film plane, whatever is the substrate nature. MFM images reveal well-defined stripe patterns, particularly for the thickest films, where the magnetocrystalline anisotropy is dominant. These results, and others, are presented and discussed.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 10/2014; 68:10301.
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    ABSTRACT: Using the first-principles calculations based on the spin-polarized density functional theory (DFT), we investigated the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of Cu-doped single walled ZnO nanotubes (SWZnONTs). Our results show that for a unit cell with 40 Zn and 40 O atoms, substitution of a single Zn atom by a Cu leads from a semiconductor to a ferromagnetic (FM) half-metallic phase transition with 100% spin polarization. In this case the total magnetic moment of super cell is 1.0 μ B . To investigate the effects of Cu-codpoed SWZnONTs two different configurations are considered, first we assumed the two Zn atoms replaced by two Cu atoms are close and second they are far from each other. When Cu atoms are at the nearest-neighboring positions, the antiferromagnetism (AFM) phase is stable, while increasing the distance between the two Cu atoms, the ferromagnetism stability increases. In the AFM phase the structures are nonmagnetic semiconductors, but in the FM phase all these systems are half-metallic systems with 100% spin polarization, so it can be used as magnetic nanostructure and future applications in permanent magnetism, magnetic recording, and spintronics.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 08/2014; 67:20403.
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    ABSTRACT: Synthesized ZnO nanotubes have finite wall thickness and holy hexagon section. Using density functional theory first we calculated structural and electronic properties of isolated and bundle of these systems. Then same calculations are performed for these systems which encapsulated Fe nanochain or Fe nanowires with different thickness. We found for both cases the bundle is more stable than isolated nanotube. Both pristine of isolated and bundle are semiconductor, in which the bundle energy gap is less than isolated nanotube. All encapsulated systems are spin polarized ferromagnetic with high magnetic moment. In each encapsulated nanotube for lower thickness all ZnO layers are metal but for high thickness the outer layers remained semiconductor.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 08/2014; 67:20406.
  • The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 06/2014; 67(1):10301.
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    ABSTRACT: In embedded systems such as electric vehicles, Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) has been an attractive technology for many years especially in automotive applications. This paper deals with PEMFC operation monitoring which is a current target for improvement for attaining extended durability. In this paper, supervision of the PEMFC is done using knowledge-based models. Without extra sensors, it enables a clear insight of state variables of the gases in the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) which gives the PEMFC controller the ability to prevent abnormal operating conditions and associated irreversible degradations. First, a new state-observer oriented model of the PEM fuel cell is detailed. Based on this model, theoretical and practical observability issues are discussed. This analysis shows that convection phenomena can be considered negligible from the dynamic point of view; this leads to a reduced model. Finally a state-observer enables the estimation of the inner partial pressure of the cathode by using only the current and voltage measurements. This proposed model-based approach has been successfully tested on a PEM fuel cell simulator using a set of possible fault scenarios.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 06/2014; 66(03):30901.
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, magnesium oxide Powders have been synthesized via simple chemical precipitation (SPC) and sol-gel process (SG). The compounds were analyzed through X-ray powder diffraction; Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA). Complex impedance spectroscopy was used to analyze electrical properties. Activation energy was calculated in the temperature range between 100 and 800 ° C for the two samples of MgO prepared via simple chemical precipitation (SPC) and sol-gel process (SG). The activation energies were found to be 0.17eV for MgO (SG); 0.39eV and 4.13eV for MgO (SPC). Keywords: MgO sol-gel process, chemical precipitation.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 04/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Hydrogen is more and more considered as a potential fuel for propulsion applications. However, due to its low ignition energy and wide flammability limits, H2-Air mixtures raise a concern in terms of safety. This aspect can be partly solved by adding an alkane to these mixtures, which plays the role of an inhibitor. The present paper provides data on such binary fuel-air mixtures where various amounts of propane are added to hydrogen. The behavior of the corresponding mixtures, in terms of detonation characteristics and other fundamental properties, such as the cell size of the detonation front and induction delay, are presented and discussed for a series of equivalence ratios and propane addition. The experimental detonation velocity is in good agreement with calculated theoretical Chapman Jouguet values. Based on soot tracks records, the cell size λ is measured, whereas the induction length Li is derived from data using a Gri-mech kinetic mechanism. These data allow providing a value of the coefficient K=λ/Li.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 03/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Titanium thin films were deposited on single crystal Si (3 1 1) and polycrystalline 316 LN nuclear grade stainless steel substrates by RF magnetron sputtering. X-ray diffraction revealed that, irrespective of substrate type, films exhibit preferential growth along the (1 0 0) plane. The microstructure of the films corresponds to the zone-I type in structure zone model on both substrates. The hardness and Young's modulus of the films were extracted from load-displacement curves. The maximum values of hardness and Young's modulus were 12 and 132 GPa respectively for 220 nm thin film on SS substrate. The electrical resistivity data revealed that the films are metallic in nature and the resistivity is lower in the case of the 220 nm thickness film, on both substrates. The observed changes in mechanical and electrical properties can be correlated with variations in the microstructure of Ti films.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 02/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: This study is carried out to establish a correlation between optical absorbance and track density in CR-39 detectors exposed to different fluences of D-T (14 MeV) neutrons. This can be useful in estimating the neutron fluence and hence the dose without involving the tedious track counting procedure, especially when the track density is extremely high. Variation in the optical properties is studied using UV-VIS-NIR (ultraviolet-visible-near infrared) spectroscopic technique. The neutron-induced recoil tracks are developed by chemical etching and the track density is determined. The optical transmission spectra are obtained for pristine and neutron irradiated detectors before and after etching. A linear relationship is obtained between the track density and the optical absorbance with increasing neutron fluence. Another objective of this work is to study the effect of etching on the optical properties such as transmittance and absorbance of irradiated CR-39 detectors. The optical properties are found to be changing due to the development of tracks in the detector.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 01/2014; 65(1):10701.
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, samples of dental porcelain bodies have been made by using the materials collected from selected deposits employing different mixing proportions of Clay, Quartz and Feldspar. Dental porcelain ceramics have been successfully fabricated by using the sintering technique together with some Na2CO3 additive. The dental porcelain powder has been pressed into pellets at first and subsequently sintered at 700, 800, 900, 1000 and 1100°C for 2 hours. The physical and mechanical properties of the prepared samples have been investigated. The sintering behavior of the fired samples has been evaluated by bulk density, linear shrinkage, water absorption and apparent porosity measurements. This study includes the evaluation of the Vickers’s microhardness by Microhardness Tester. Phase analysis and microstructural study have been performed by XRD and Optical Microscope respectively. Optical properties have been investigated using UV-visible spectroscopy. Influence of firing conditions on leucite formation, densification and microstructural development of the sintered samples has been investigated. It has been found that the choice of sintering temperature is one of the key factors in controlling leucite crystallization in dental porcelain ceramics. It has also been found that the flux concentration of material and the effect of temperature on preparation of dental porcelain contribute to the firing shrinkage and hardness, which has been found to increase with the increase of treatment temperature.
    The European Physical Journal Applied Physics 01/2014;