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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

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Fluorescent dye bypasses an injury on the main vein of a dicotyledonous leaf.


Liquid Water in Protein Crystals at 130 K

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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

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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

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Optical micrograph of the nanoparticle detector and fluidic network


Auger Recombination in Nitride Semiconductors

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Schematic representation of recombination in a nitride semiconductor


Strain Fields of a Buckled Silicon Nitride Membrane

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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

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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

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Quantum chemistry on a photonic quantum computer


The Multiscale Human Mobility Network

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Visualization of human mobility networks showing short-range multimodal transportation and airline connections worldwide.


Gravitational Radiation in a Binary Black Hole Merger

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Volume rendering of the gravitational radiation generated during the merger of a binary black hole system


Simulating Influenza 2009 (H1N1)pdm

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Visualization of the global spread of influenza based on human mobility


Structures in the Noise Fluctuations

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Noise fluctuations reveal quantum phases in ultra-cold atom systems


Nanoscale Pyramids on Silicon

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Chemical etching can spontaneously transform a flat silicon surface into one consisting of nanoscale facets


Quantum Multifractality

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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

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A cartoon of a chemical sensor made from DNA and graphene


Topological Defects in Graphene: Dislocations and Grain Boundaries

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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

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Six frames from a high-speed video movie of the explosion of a balloon filled with hydrogen gas.


The Physics of Falling Fruit

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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

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Time-resolved image sequence of the laser-induced forward transfer of an ink from a thin liquid film


Non-Euclidean Cloaking for Waves

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Light propagation in the cloak, for waves and for rays, with and without the mirror


Electrical Microcircuits Encased within Diamond Crystals

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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

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Cell wall patterns for the relaxed, stress-free state of an initially random distortion


Order and Chaos in the "/." (Slashdot) Body Problem

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Spacetime time evolution of a line segment (or slash) and a point mass (or dot)


Direct Frequency Comb Spectroscopy

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For broad spectral coverage, ultrahigh spectral resolution, ultrahigh detection sensitivity, and massively parallel detection channels


Simulation of Drainage in a Porous Medium

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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

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Lithium metal dendrites growing through a polymer electrolyte for battery applications


Efficient Generation of Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs in Carbon Nanotubes

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Highly energetic charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a carbon nanotube device


Electron Collision with DPPC Molecules

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Electrons colliding with the monolayer of DPPC (1, 2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine) molecules deposited on gold


Beam Splitting in Graphene Junction

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Manipulation of electron beam propagation by hetero-dimensional graphene junctions


Swimming Bacteria Power Microscopic Gears

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A system of two "engaged" microscopic gears rotating by bacteria in opposite directions


3D Percolation Cluster Accessibility

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A three-dimensional percolation cluster with sites colored according to their accessibility to diffusing random walkers


Three-Dimensional Photovoltaics

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3D solar cells derived from genetic algorithm optimization largely outperform flat panels of same base area


Geometrically Frustrated Element: Boron

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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


ATP Synthase

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The world's smallest biological electric motor


A Local Structural Mechanism For Dynamical Arrest

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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.


Ultrathin Disks

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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

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Fabricated from single crystal diamond, the "volcano" is an ultrathin (65 nm) suspended diamond shell


Bacteria Hanging by a Thread

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Pathogenic bacteria form suspended thread-like biofilms during flow


Encapsulation of Graphene in Phospholipid Membranes

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Hybrid graphene-membrane superstructures


How Rosalind Franklin Discovered the Helical Structure of DNA

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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