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  1. A low-energy spin-physics program is being developed at the COSY storage ring. To support the planned experimental activities, several experimental tools for polarized beams and targets have been developed. Th...

    Authors: P. Lenisa, F. Rathmann, L. Barion, S. Barsov, S. Bertelli, V. Carassiti, G. Ciullo, M. Contalbrigo, A. Cotta Ramusino, S. Dymov, R. Engels, D. Eversheim, R. Gebel, K. Grigoryev, J. Haidenbauer, V. Hejny…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2019 6:2

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Since 2015, with the restart of the LHC for its second run of data taking, the LHCb experiment has been empowered with a dedicated computing model to select and analyse calibration samples to measure the perfo...

    Authors: Roel Aaij, Lucio Anderlini, Sean Benson, Marco Cattaneo, Philippe Charpentier, Marco Clemencic, Antonio Falabella, Fabio Ferrari, Marianna Fontana, Vladimir Vava Gligorov, Donal Hill, Tibaud Humair, Christopher Robert Jones, Oliver Lupton, Sneha Malde, Carla Marin Benito…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2019 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The original version of this article, published on 9 February 2018, contained the following errors. In this Correction, the affected parts of the article are shown. The list of references is available in the o...

    Authors: Mitsuaki Nagata and Keiichi Sawada

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:1

  4. This paper presents the setup and pressure calibration of an 800-ton multi-anvil apparatus installed at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) to simulate pressure-temperature conditions in planet...

    Authors: J. S. Knibbe, S. M. Luginbühl, R. Stoevelaar, W. van der Plas, D. M. van Harlingen, N. Rai, E. S. Steenstra, R. van de Geer and W. van Westrenen

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Schlieren imaging has been widely used in science and technology to investigate phenomena occurring in transparent media. In particular, it has proven to be a powerful tool in fundamental studies and process o...

    Authors: Enrico Traldi, Marco Boselli, Emanuele Simoncelli, Augusto Stancampiano, Matteo Gherardi, Vittorio Colombo and Gary S. Settles

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:4

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In polymer protection pieces, polycarbonate is often used for its transparency and its high impact resistance. However, when dew appears it degrades light transmission and thus transparency. To solve this prob...

    Authors: Nicolas Pionnier, Solmaz Boroomandi Barati, Elise Contraires, Rémi Berger, Matthieu Guibert, Stéphane Benayoun and Stéphane Valette

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Cyclotron resonance is now applied as one of the important means for heating plasma in a fusion reactor. We examined this phenomenon from the viewpoint of electron gyration orbits through a solution of the lin...

    Authors: Mitsuaki Nagata and Keiichi Sawada

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:1

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2018 5:8

  8. The Stark deceleration technique can produce molecular beams with very low velocities. In order to maximize the density of decelerated molecules, experimental parameters such as the velocity, the velocity spre...

    Authors: Dominik Haas, Sebastian Scherb, Dongdong Zhang and Stefan Willitsch

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:6

    Content type: Review

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  9. A cost effective method for conversion of a vertical tube thermogravimetric analysis system into a magnetic balance capable of measuring Curie Temperatures is presented. Reference and preliminary experimental ...

    Authors: John Hasier, Maria Annichia Riolo and Philip Nash

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:5

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A quadrupole Penning trap is used to confine electrons in weak magnetic fields. Perturbations due to space charge and imperfections in the trap geometry, as well as collisions with the background gas molecules...

    Authors: B M Dyavappa, Durgesh Datar, Prakash and Sharath Ananthamurthy

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. A new apparatus designed to accelerate/decelerate and study the surface impact phenomena of charged aerosols and nanoparticles over a wide range of mass-to-charge (m/z) ratios and final velocities is described. A...

    Authors: Brian D. Adamson, Morgan E. C. Miller and Robert E. Continetti

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2017 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Sympathetic cooling of molecular ions with ultracold gases is enabling a new era of research in chemistry and physics. There has been much progress in this new field in the last several years and many unantici...

    Authors: Eric R. Hudson

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:8

    Content type: Review

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  13. Test beam measurements at the test beam facilities of DESY have been conducted to characterise the performance of the EUDET-type beam telescopes originally developed within the EUDET project. The beam telescop...

    Authors: Hendrik Jansen, Simon Spannagel, Jörg Behr, Antonio Bulgheroni, Gilles Claus, Emlyn Corrin, David Cussans, Jan Dreyling-Eschweiler, Doris Eckstein, Thomas Eichhorn, Mathieu Goffe, Ingrid Maria Gregor, Daniel Haas, Carsten Muhl, Hanno Perrey, Richard Peschke…

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. The analysis of the ion chemistry of atmospheric pressure plasmas is essential to evaluate ionic reaction pathways during plasma-surface or plasma-analyte interactions. In this contribution, the ion chemistry ...

    Authors: Simon Große-Kreul, Simon Hübner, Simon Schneider, Achim von Keudell and Jan Benedikt

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. We present and discuss in detail the design and characterization of a new linear quadrupole ion trap with additional ion ejection and acceleration electrodes that is coupled to a time-of-flight mass spectromet...

    Authors: Daniel Rösch, Hong Gao, Ardita Kilaj and Stefan Willitsch

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:5

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Self-terminated electrochemical etching is applied to fabricate needle electrodes for ion traps. We study the surface morphology of the electrodes with scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy,...

    Authors: Zhao Wang, Le Luo, Karthik Thadasina, Kim Qian, Jinming Cui and Yunfeng Huang

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. The large electric dipole moments associated with highly excited Rydberg states of atoms and molecules make gas-phase samples in these states very well suited to deceleration and trapping using inhomogeneous e...

    Authors: Stephen D. Hogan

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:2

    Content type: Review

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  18. Raman spectrometry is a powerful technique for the rapid identification of most minerals and organic chemicals without sample preparation. In this context, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA selected a R...

    Authors: K. Motamedi, AP Colin, JH Hooijschuur, O. Postma, R. Lootens, D. Pruijser, R. Stoevelaar, F. Ariese, I B. Hutchinson, R Ingley and GR Davies

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:15

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In the last years, it was demonstrated that neutral molecules can be loaded on a microchip directly from a supersonic beam. The molecules are confined in microscopic traps that can be moved smoothly over the s...

    Authors: Gabriele Santambrogio

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:14

    Content type: Review

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  20. We report a novel experimental setup for studying collision induced products resulting from the interaction of anionic beams with a neutral gas-phase molecular target. The precursor projectile was admitted int...

    Authors: J C Oller, L. Ellis-Gibbings, F. Ferreira da Silva, P. Limão-Vieira and G. García

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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  21. A Stark decelerator produces beams of molecules with high quantum state purity, and small spatial, temporal and velocity spreads. These tamed molecular beams are ideally suited for high-resolution crossed beam...

    Authors: Alexander von Zastrow, Jolijn Onvlee, David H. Parker and Sebastiaan Y.T. van de Meerakker

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:11

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:16

  22. A detailed description of a merged beam apparatus for the study of low energy molecular scattering is given. This review is intended to guide any scientist who plans to construct a similar experiment, and to p...

    Authors: Andreas Osterwalder

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:10

    Content type: Review

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  23. This review provides a detailed overview of the state of the art in tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) and focuses on its applications at the horizon including those in materials science, chemical science ...

    Authors: Naresh Kumar, Sandro Mignuzzi, Weitao Su and Debdulal Roy

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:9

    Content type: Review

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  24. Micro- and nanomechanical analytical devices for diagnostics require small sample volumes, and stable and efficient clamping of the sensors for optimized bioassays. A fully automated device for the readout of ...

    Authors: Michael Walther, Paul M Fleming, Francesco Padovani and Martin Hegner

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Stem cell therapy is widely acknowledged as a key medical technology of the 21st century which may provide treatments for many currently incurable diseases. These cells have an enormous potential for cell repl...

    Authors: Adrian Ghita, Flavius C Pascut, Virginie Sottile, Chris Denning and Ioan Notingher

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:6

    Content type: Review

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  26. We present the development of a microfluidic AFM (atomic force microscope) cantilever-based platform to enable the local dispensing and aspiration of liquid with volumes in the pico-to-femtoliter range. The pl...

    Authors: Ralph van Oorschot, Hector Hugo Perez Garza, Roy J S Derks, Urs Staufer and Murali Krishna Ghatkesar

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:4

  27. We present an experimental set-up permitting Raman and luminescence spectroscopy studies in a commercial Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) from Quantum Design. Using this experimental set-up, gaseo...

    Authors: Matthias Hudl, Peter Lazor, Roland Mathieu, Alexander G Gavriliuk and Viktor V Struzhkin

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Many plasma-technological applications are based on plasma wall interaction, which can be characterised by calorimetric probes to measure the energy influx from the plasma to the substrate surface. Passive pro...

    Authors: Ruben Wiese, Holger Kersten, Georg Wiese and René Bartsch

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Cantilever based sensors are a promising tool for a very diverse spectrum of biological sensors. They have been used for the detection of proteins, DNA, antigens, bacteria viruses and many other biologically r...

    Authors: Ann-Lauriene Haag, Yoshihiko Nagai, R Bruce Lennox and Peter Grütter

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The functionality of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanomechanical sensing can be enhanced using higher-mode microcantilever vibrations. Both methods require a resonating microcantilever to be placed close ...

    Authors: Benjamin A Bircher, Roger Krenger and Thomas Braun

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:10

    Content type: Research article

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  31. We have developed a highly sensitive 3He magnetometer for the accurate measurement of the magnetic field in an experiment searching for an electric dipole moment of the neutron. By measuring the Larmor frequency ...

    Authors: Andreas Kraft, Hans-Christian Koch, Manfred Daum, Werner Heil, Thorsten Lauer, Daniel Neumann, Anatoly Pazgalev, Yuri Sobolev and Antoine Weis

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:8

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. Here we show real-time multiple gas identification on a mobile platform through the use of an array of nanomechanical membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS). Commercially available hardware is used to inte...

    Authors: Ricardo Jose S Guerrero, Francis Nguyen and Genki Yoshikawa

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:9

    Content type: LETTER

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  33. We use an improved target recoil momentum spectroscopy setup to determine differential cross sections for excited metastable state production in atoms and molecules by electron impact and show its capabilities...

    Authors: Marvin Weyland, Xueguang Ren, Thomas Pflüger, Woon Yong Baek, Klaus Bartschat, Oleg Zatsarinny, Dmitry V Fursa, Igor Bray, Hans Rabus and Alexander Dorn

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. Microcantilever sensors offer high sensitivity in the detection of adsorbed molecules based either on resonance frequency shift or changes in cantilever deflection, as both of these signals can be detected wit...

    Authors: Seonghwan Kim, Dongkyu Lee and Thomas Thundat

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:7

    Content type: Review

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