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March Meeting Scientific Program
The 2010 March Meeting Bulletin of the American Physical Society, also called the Scientific Program, is a listing of all abstract presentation sessions at the March Meeting.
Damage and Fluctuations Induce Loops in Optimal Transport Networks
Fluorescent dye bypasses an injury on the main vein of a dicotyledonous leaf.
Liquid Water in Protein Crystals at 130 K
Water confined in the solvent channels of a protein crystal shows evidence for liquid phase of water at cryogenic temperatures (~ 130 K).
Quintuple emulsions formed with microfluidics
Water drops within oil drops within water drops within oil drops within water drops dispersed in an oil carrier fluid.
All-Electronic High-Throughput Nanoparticle Detector
Optical micrograph of the nanoparticle detector and fluidic network
Auger Recombination in Nitride Semiconductors
Schematic representation of recombination in a nitride semiconductor
Strain Fields of a Buckled Silicon Nitride Membrane
Phase contrast image of a fabricated nanocalorimeter buckling under the tensile stress of a biaxially-oriented IBAD MgO film.
Stuck in the Middle: Thin Layers of Phytoplankton
Strong variations in marine currents form a watery trap for phytoplankton cells on their daily commute to the Ocean's surface.
Better Chemistry Through Quantum
Quantum chemistry on a photonic quantum computer
The Multiscale Human Mobility Network
Visualization of human mobility networks showing short-range multimodal transportation and airline connections worldwide.
Gravitational Radiation in a Binary Black Hole Merger
Volume rendering of the gravitational radiation generated during the merger of a binary black hole system
Simulating Influenza 2009 (H1N1)pdm
Visualization of the global spread of influenza based on human mobility
Structures in the Noise Fluctuations
Noise fluctuations reveal quantum phases in ultra-cold atom systems
Nanoscale Pyramids on Silicon
Chemical etching can spontaneously transform a flat silicon surface into one consisting of nanoscale facets
The multifractal patterns observed by STM in the electron probability density of Mn-doped GaAs close to the metal insulator transition
A “Nose” Style Sensor Using DNA and Graphene
A cartoon of a chemical sensor made from DNA and graphene
Topological Defects in Graphene: Dislocations and Grain Boundaries
Atomic structure of a grain boundary in graphene composed of dislocations, pairs of adjacent five- and seven-membered rings in the honeycomb lattice. First-principles calculations show that topological defects in graphene exhibit a rich variety of novel physical properties with potential implications for graphene-based electronics.
Explosion of a Balloon Filled with Hydrogen Gas
Six frames from a high-speed video movie of the explosion of a balloon filled with hydrogen gas.
The Physics of Falling Fruit
Find out why stacked apples seem so stable, but removing the “wrong” apple can lead to a produce-aisle disaster
Laser-Induced Forward Transfer from Thin Liquid Films
Time-resolved image sequence of the laser-induced forward transfer of an ink from a thin liquid film
Non-Euclidean Cloaking for Waves
Light propagation in the cloak, for waves and for rays, with and without the mirror
Electrical Microcircuits Encased within Diamond Crystals
These pictures show tiny electrical microcircuits encased within single crystals of diamond. These circuits are used to measure the physical properties of materials under pressures of up to several million atmospheres
Dislocation Cell Wall Patterns
Cell wall patterns for the relaxed, stress-free state of an initially random distortion
Order and Chaos in the "/." (Slashdot) Body Problem
Spacetime time evolution of a line segment (or slash) and a point mass (or dot)
Direct Frequency Comb Spectroscopy
For broad spectral coverage, ultrahigh spectral resolution, ultrahigh detection sensitivity, and massively parallel detection channels
Simulation of Drainage in a Porous Medium
CFD simulation of the displacement of (transparent) water by air, which is injected through the bottom of the sand sample
Lithium Metal Dendrite in a Polymer Electrolyte
Lithium metal dendrites growing through a polymer electrolyte for battery applications
Efficient Generation of Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs in Carbon Nanotubes
Highly energetic charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a carbon nanotube device
Electron Collision with DPPC Molecules
Electrons colliding with the monolayer of DPPC (1, 2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) molecules deposited on gold
Beam Splitting in Graphene Junction
Manipulation of electron beam propagation by hetero-dimensional graphene junctions
Swimming Bacteria Power Microscopic Gears
A system of two "engaged" microscopic gears rotating by bacteria in opposite directions
3D Percolation Cluster Accessibility
A three-dimensional percolation cluster with sites colored according to their accessibility to diffusing random walkers
3D solar cells derived from genetic algorithm optimization largely outperform flat panels of same base area
Geometrically Frustrated Element: Boron
Badwater in Death Valley, California, where borax are found on the ground. The underlying frustrated Ising model for boron in the left, and the geometry of partial occupancy in a boron crystal in the right
The world's smallest biological electric motor
A Local Structural Mechanism For Dynamical Arrest
Low-energy clusters of micron-sized colloidal particles form a percolating network causing gelation in an experiment. Gelation is an example of dynamical arrest (vitrification), for which a structural mechanism has long been sought.
Atomic force microscopy image of ultrathin (~8 nm) disks composed of cross-linker-free poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid) microgel particles adsorbed on glass slides in pH 3.0 buffer
Nano-Volcano on Diamond
Fabricated from single crystal diamond, the "volcano" is an ultrathin (65 nm) suspended diamond shell
Bacteria Hanging by a Thread
Pathogenic bacteria form suspended thread-like biofilms during flow
Encapsulation of Graphene in Phospholipid Membranes
Hybrid graphene-membrane superstructures
How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA
When illuminated with a laser pointer, a spring of a ballpoint pen produces a diffraction pattern which is similar to the famous Photo 51 of helical DNA