Recently, Tevis D. B. Jacobs and colleagues have shown how silicon- and oxygen-containing hydrogenated amorphous carbon (a-C:H:Si:O) coating enhance the thermal stability in vacuum, but tremendously increases the thermo-oxidative stability and the resistance to degradation upon exposure to the harsh conditions of low Earth orbit (LEO). These findings provide a novel physically-based understanding of the superior stability of a-C:H:Si:O in harsh environments compared to a-C:H.
The Asher Symposium on Adventures in Enhanced Spectroscopies: Resonance Raman, Surface Enhanced Raman, and Twisted Chiro-Optical Spectroscopies will be held May 11, 2017-9:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, contact Sharon Mansfield, Assistant to Distinguished Professor Sanford A. Asher, Department of Chemistry at (412) 624-6295 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Scanning near-field optical microscopy combined with pump–probe spectroscopy can resolve ultrafast dynamics at the nanoscale."
In this short article, Hrvoje Petek reflects on a new technique that combines the nanometre resolution of near-field microscopy with the femtosecond resolution of pump–probe spectroscopy. This technique has been developed by Markus Raschke and colleagues at the University of Colorado at Boulder and submitted in the present issue of Nature Nanotechnology.