Review of Scientific Instruments
About: Review of Scientific Instruments is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Laser & Spectrometer. It has an ISSN identifier of 0034-6748. Over the lifetime, 50096 publication(s) have been published receiving 826018 citation(s).
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: The most relevant features of WSXM, a freeware scanning probe microscopy software based on MS-Windows, are described and some relevant procedures of the software are carried out.
Abstract: In this work we briefly describe the most relevant features of WSXM, a freeware scanning probe microscopy software based on MS-Windows. The article is structured in three different sections: The introduction is a perspective on the importance of software on scanning probe microscopy. The second section is devoted to describe the general structure of the application; in this section the capabilities of WSXM to read third party files are stressed. Finally, a detailed discussion of some relevant procedures of the software is carried out.
Abstract: A spin echo method adapted to the measurement of long nuclear relaxation times (T2) in liquids is described. The pulse sequence is identical to the one proposed by Carr and Purcell, but the rf of the successive pulses is coherent, and a phase shift of 90° is introduced in the first pulse. Very long T2 values can be measured without appreciable effect of diffusion.
Abstract: Images and force measurements taken by an atomic‐force microscope (AFM) depend greatly on the properties of the spring and tip used to probe the sample’s surface. In this article, we describe a simple, nondestructive procedure for measuring the force constant, resonant frequency, and quality factor of an AFM cantilever spring and the effective radius of curvature of an AFM tip. Our procedure uses the AFM itself and does not require additional equipment.
Abstract: A new type of ion gun is described which greatly improves the resolution of a nonmagnetic time‐of‐flight mass spectrometer. The focusing action of this gun is discussed and analyzed mathematically. The validity of the analysis and the practicability of the gun are demonstrated by the spectra obtained. The spectrometer is capable of measuring the relative abundance of adjacent masses well beyond 100 amu.
Abstract: A CO2-laser-based photoacoustic spectrometer was used to determine the temporal concentration profile of atmospheric ethene in Mexico City. Ethene measurements were conducted at the facilities of our institute, which is located in the north of the city and next to an avenue with heavy traffic density. Ambient air from outside our laboratory was continuously pumped into the spectrometer. This campaign was performed for 24 h a day, from November 24–30, 2001. The maximum ethene levels ranged between 26 and 81 ppbV. As expected, the lowest concentrations were monitored on weekends. These data were analyzed in combination with ozone and nitrogen oxides profiles, which were permanently monitored by an air-pollution-monitoring government network. Information on the seasonal variability of ethene was obtained by comparing the results of this campaign with data obtained in the winter of 2001. In general, the ethene concentration in November was about 30% higher than in February. On weekdays, the mean dose of human...