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Search Publications by: Luis Miaja Avila (Fed)

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Atom Probe Tomography Using an Extreme Ultraviolet Trigger Pulse

September 1, 2023
Benjamin Caplins, Ann Chiaramonti Debay, Jacob Garcia, Norman A. Sanford, Luis Miaja Avila
Atom probe tomography (APT) is a powerful materials characterization technique capable of measuring the isotopically resolved three-dimensional (3D) structure of nanoscale specimens with atomic resolution. Modern APT instrumentation most often uses an

A tabletop x-ray tomography instrument for nanometer-scale imaging: demonstration of the 1,000-element transition-edge sensor subarray

August 1, 2023
Paul Szypryt, Nathan J. Nakamura, Dan Becker, Douglas Bennett, Amber L. Dagel, W.Bertrand (Randy) Doriese, Joseph Fowler, Johnathon Gard, J. Zachariah Harris, Gene C. Hilton, Jozsef Imrek, Edward S. Jimenez, Kurt W. Larson, Zachary H. Levine, John Mates, Daniel McArthur, Luis Miaja Avila, Kelsey Morgan, Galen O'Neil, Nathan Ortiz, Christine G. Pappas, Dan Schmidt, Kyle R. Thompson, Joel Ullom, Leila R. Vale, Michael Vissers, Christopher Walker, Joel Weber, Abigail Wessels, Jason W. Wheeler, Daniel Swetz
We report on the 1,000-element transition-edge sensor (TES) x-ray spectrometer implementation of the TOMographic Circuit Analysis Tool (TOMCAT). TOMCAT combines a high spatial resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM) with a highly efficient and

An Algorithm for Correcting Systematic Energy Deficits in the Atom Probe Mass Spectra of Insulating Samples

April 15, 2020
Benjamin W. Caplins, Paul T. Blanchard, Ann C. Chiaramonti Debay, David R. Diercks, Luis Miaja Avila, Norman A. Sanford
Improvements in the mass resolution of a mass spectrometer directly correlate to improvements in peak identification and quantification. Here we describe a post-processing technique developed to increase the quality of mass spectra of strongly insulating

Atom Probe Tomography using Extreme-Ultraviolet Light

March 27, 2020
Luis Miaja Avila, Ann C. Chiaramonti Debay, Benjamin W. Caplins, David R. Diercks, Brian Gorman, Norman A. Sanford
We present a different approach to laser-assisted atom probe tomography, where instead of using a near-UV laser for inducing a thermal transient, we use an extreme-ultraviolet coherent light source to trigger eld ion emission at the tip's apex. The use of

Field Ion Emission in an Atom Probe Microscope Triggered by Femtosecond-Pulsed Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Light

March 12, 2020
Ann C. Chiaramonti Debay, Luis Miaja Avila, Benjamin W. Caplins, Paul T. Blanchard, Norman A. Sanford, Brian Gorman, David R. Diercks
This paper reports construction of an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation-triggered atom probe tomograph and describes the results from initial experiments on amorphous SiO2. Femtosecond-pulsed coherent EUV radiation of 29.6 nm wavelength (41.85 eV photon

An Atom Probe Tomograph Incorporating a Wavelength-Tuneable Femtosecond-Pulsed Coherent Extreme Ultraviolet Light Source

June 19, 2019
Ann C. Chiaramonti Debay, Luis Miaja Avila, Paul T. Blanchard, David R. Diercks, Brian Gorman, Norman A. Sanford
Pulsed coherent extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation is a potential promising alternative to pulsed infra-red, visible, and near- ultraviolet laser sources for atom probe tomography. In addition to having the benefit of high absorption across the periodic

Near- and extended-edge x-ray-absorption fine-structure spectroscopy using ultrafast coherent high-order harmonic supercontinua

March 1, 2018
Dimitar Popmintchev, Benjamin Galloway, Ming-Chang Chen, Franklin Dolar, Christopher Mancuso, Amelia Hankla, Luis Miaja Avila, Galen O'Neil, Guangyu Fan, Skirmantas Alisauskas, Giedrius Andriukaitis, Tadas Balciunas, Oliver M?cke, Audrius Pugzlys, Andrius Baltuska, Henry C. Kapteyn, Tenio Popmintchev, Margaret M. Murnane
Phase matching of the high-order harmonic generation process now makes it possible to produce spatially and temporally coherent ultrafast X-ray beams, with bandwidths spanning more than 12 octaves, from the UV to the keV region. Here we report the first

A practical superconducting-microcalorimeter X-ray spectrometer for beamline and laboratory science

May 16, 2017
William B. Doriese, Peter Abbamonte, Douglas A. Bennett, Edward V. Denison, Yizhi Fang, Daniel A. Fischer, Colin P. Fitzgerald, Joseph W. Fowler, Johnathon D. Gard, Gene C. Hilton, Cherno Jaye, Jessica L. McChesney, Luis Miaja Avila, Kelsey M. Morgan, Young Il Joe, Galen C. O'Neil, Carl D. Reintsema, Fanny Rodolakis, Daniel R. Schmidt, Hideyuki Tatsuno, Jens Uhlig, Leila R. Vale, Joel N. Ullom, Daniel S. Swetz
We describe a series of microcalorimeter X-ray spectrometers designed for a broad suite of measurement applications. The chief advantage of this type of spectrometer is that it can be orders of magnitude more efficient at collecting X-rays than more

Beating Darwin-Bragg losses in lab-based ultrafast x-ray experiments

March 24, 2017
Wilfred Fullagar, Jens Uhlig, Ujjwal Mandal, Dharma Kurunthu, Amal El Nahhas, Hideyuki Tatsuno, Alireza Honarfar, Fredrik Gustafsson, Villy Sundstrom, Mikko Palosaari, Luis Miaja Avila, Young I. Joe, Daniel Swetz, Joel Ullom
The use of low temperature thermal detectors for avoiding Darwin-Bragg losses in lab-based ultrafast experiments has begun. An outline of the background of this new development is offered, showing the relevant history and initiative taken by this work.

Ultrafast time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy of ferrioxalate photolysis with a laser plasma x-ray source and microcalorimeter array

February 17, 2017
Galen C. O'Neil, Joel N. Ullom, Luis Miaja Avila, Young Il Joe, Joseph W. Fowler, Carl D. Reintsema, Daniel S. Swetz, Kevin L. Silverman, Daniel R. Schmidt, Bruce D. Ravel, Gene C. Hilton, William B. Doriese, Bradley K. Alpert, Ralph Jimenez
Using a table-top apparatus based upon a laser plasma x-ray source and an array of cryogenic microcalorimeter x-ray detectors, we have measured the transient x-ray absorption spectrum during the ferrioxalate photoreduction reaction. We observe the Fe K

Ultrafast time-resolved hard x-ray emission spectroscopy on a table top

September 27, 2016
Luis Miaja Avila, Galen C. O'Neil, Young Il Joe, Bradley K. Alpert, Niels Damrauer, William B. Doriese, Steven Fatur, Joseph W. Fowler, Gene C. Hilton, Ralph Jimenez, Carl D. Reintsema, Daniel R. Schmidt, Kevin L. Silverman, Daniel S. Swetz, Hideyuki Tatsuno, Joel N. Ullom
Chemical reactions driven by light are fundamental to biology and a source of inspiration for engineering materials to perform tasks such as solar energy harvesting and data storage. Observing and understanding photodynamics requires experimental tools

Observation of Iron Spin-States using Tabletop X-ray Emission Spectroscopy and Microcalorimeter Sensors

December 2, 2015
Young Il Joe, Galen C. O'Neil, Luis Miaja Avila, Joseph W. Fowler, Kevin L. Silverman, Daniel S. Swetz, Joel N. Ullom, Ralph Jimenez
X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) is a powerful probe of the electronic and chemical state of elemental species embedded within more complex compounds. X-ray sensors that combine high resolving power and high collecting efficiency are desirable for photon

High-resolution X-ray emission spectroscopy with transition-edge sensors: present performance and future potential

May 1, 2015
W.Bertrand (Randy) Doriese, Joseph Fowler, Daniel Swetz, Cherno Jaye, Daniel A. Fischer, Carl D. Reintsema, Douglas Bennett, Leila R. Vale, Gene C. Hilton, Dan Schmidt, Joel Ullom, Jens Uhlig, Ujjwal Mandal, Galen O'Neil, Luis Miaja Avila, Young I. Joe, wilfrid fullagar, Fredrick P. Gustafsson, Dharma Kurunthu, Villy Sundstrom
X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) is a powerful element-selective tool to analyze the oxidation states of atoms in complex compounds, determine their electronic configuration, and identify unknown compounds in challenging environments. Until now the low

Gain and Loss in active waveguides based on lithographically defined quantum dots

June 1, 2014
Kevin L. Silverman, Luis Miaja Avila, Varun B. Verma, Richard P. Mirin, James J. Coleman
We report on the optical gain and loss of waveguides containing lithographically defined quantum dots. Lasing action has previously been demonstrated in a nominally identical structure. Measurements are made by monitoring the transmission of a resonant

Ultrafast optical properties of lithographically defined quantum dot amplifiers

February 10, 2014
Luis Miaja Avila, Varun B. Verma, James J. Coleman, Richard P. Mirin, Kevin L. Silverman
We measure the ultrafast optical response of lithographically defined quantum dot amplifiers at 40 K. Recovery of the gain mostly occurs in less than 1 picosecond, with some longer-term transients attributable to carrier heating. Recovery of the absorption