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Simulation of Quantum Phenomena in Nanowire Sensors

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Final rept. 20 May 2011-19 Aug 2014

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The vital link between low-energy electron elastic scattering resonances and low-energy chemical reaction dynamics has been fully established, leading to the fundamental understanding of the mechanism driving nanoscale catalysis as well as sensor technology through atomic negative ions. The production of methanol from methane without CO2 emission and water catalysis to peroxide through the use of the atomic Au anion catalyst has been accomplished. Greenhouse gas emissions will be impacted and observational Astronomy will be facilitated. Vessels could be lined with nanopaladium or nanogold negative ions to carry drinking water, impacting the weight of a soldier significantly. Industrial furnaces and jet engines could be coated with nanogold or nanosilver negative ion catalysts for the combustion of methane gas without the CO2 emission. A novel mechanism for explaining the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe has also been advanced. The obtained photoabsorption spectrum of the XeC60 endohedral fullerene confirms the three main peaks observed in the measured data. This and the knowledge of other giant endohedral fullerenes could impact quantum computing and drug delivery. Our international collaboration has unveiled the fundamental properties of the exotic quantum spin liquid QSL, formed with such hypothetic particles as fermionic spinons carrying spin 12 and no charge QSL forms a strongly correlated Fermi system located at a fermion condensation quantum phase transition.

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  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Solid State Physics

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