Dark Currents

Dark currents: agents of Hel/Jacqueline Carey. p. cm. ISBN 978-1-101-61540-9 1
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Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101615409

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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THE FIRST AGENT OF HEL NOVEL! “Jacqueline Carey proves her versatility with this compelling and delightful piece of urban fantasy.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Charlaine Harris The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload—not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres, and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess. To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

Dark Currents

The Emperor's Edge, Book 2 Lindsay Buroker. DARK CURRENTS THE
Lindsay Buroker All rights reserved. No.


Author: Lindsay Buroker

Publisher: Lindsay Buroker


Category: Fiction


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It’s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor’s life. The problem? Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed. Worse, they’re being blamed for the entire scheme. With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it’s going to be hard to earn exoneration. When Amaranthe’s team discovers mutilated bodies in the city aqueducts and a mysterious illness incapacitates thousands of citizens, she and Sicarius see an opportunity to solve the mystery and prove their loyalty. But they’ll have to defeat vengeful shamans, man-eating predators, and deadly mechanical constructs, all while dodging imperial soldiers who would rather kill them than accept their help. Nobody said exoneration would be easy. A heroic fantasy novel in an age of steam. 105,000 words.

Development of 15 Micron Cutoff Wavelength HgCdTe Detector Arrays for Astronomy

Measurements of dark current and well depth are measured together here since
both quantities are coupled. Pixels with large dark currents can considerably
deplete the well depth between reset and the pedestal frame, and in cases of
very ...


Author: Mario Cabrera

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030542412

Category: Science

Page: 121

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This thesis describes advances in the understanding of HgCdTe detectors. While long wave (15 μm) infrared detectors HgCdTe detectors have been developed for military use under high background irradiance, these arrays had not previously been developed for astronomical use where the background irradiance is a billion times smaller. The main pitfall in developing such arrays for astronomy is the pixel dark current which plagues long wave HgCdTe. The author details work on the success of shorter wavelength development at Teledyne Imaging Sensors, carefully modeling the dark current–reverse bias voltage curves of their 10 μm devices at a temperature of 30K, as well as the dark current–temperature curves at several reverse biases, including 250 mV. By projecting first to 13 and then 15 μm HgCdTe growth, values of fundamental properties of the material that would minimize tunneling dark currents were determined through careful modeling of the dark current-reverse bias voltage curves, as well as the dark current-temperature curves. This analysis was borne out in the 13 μm parts produced by Teledyne, and then further honed to produce the necessary parameters for the 15 μm growth. The resulting 13 μm arrays are being considered by a number of ground-based astronomy research groups.

Dark Currents

No one ever talks about what happens in Little Compton.


Author: Doug Burgess

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781728223223

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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No one ever talks about what happens in Little Compton... When David left home three years ago, he never looked back. Now, the only connection to his tiny New England hometown is his grandmother Maggie, whose mind is unraveling as she slowly succumbs to dementia. But when her best friend turns up dead and she may be the sole witness to the crime, David has no choice but to return to a place that never accepted his trans-identity and only ever wanted him gone. Maggie's testimony is shrouded in doubt—in between moments of lucidity she talks about things that never happened, about apparitions, disappearances, and murders. But are they really only stories? After a man's death sets off a hauntingly familiar chain of events, it seems there's some truth to Maggie's words. With a body count on the rise, David begrudgingly plugs back into the tight-knit community to seek out the truth. And while David returns home a changed man, he finds that the ghosts of his past have waited for him. He'll have to face them head-on before he can begin to unravel his grandmother's story and finally put to rest the mysteries of this little town, lost in the fog.

SiGe Ge and Related Compounds 3 Materials Processing and Devices

t.u-tokyo.ac.jp We demonstrate low dark currents Ge pin photodiodes on Si
substrate fabricated by UHV-CVD without post-growth annealing and possibility
of fabricating any composition SiGe diode between Si0.5Ge0.5 and Ge with as a
high ...


Author: David Harame

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 9781566776561

Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances

Page: 1102

View: 303

Advanced semiconductor technology is depending on innovation and less on "classical" scaling. SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds have become a key component of the arsenal in improving semiconductor performance. This issue of ECS Transactions discusses the technology to form these materials, process them, FET devices incorporating them, Surfaces and Interfaces, Optoelectronic devices, and HBT devices.

Scientific Charge coupled Devices

Other important on - chip array noise sources that are discussed in this chapter
include ( 1 ) dark current , ( 2 ) spurious charge , ( 3 ) fat - zero , ( 4 ) transfer noise
, ( 5 ) residual image , ( 6 ) luminescence , ( 7 ) cosmic rays and radiation , ( 8 ) ...


Author: James R. Janesick

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 0819436984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 906

View: 924

"The book provides invaluable information to scientists, engineers, and product managers involved with imaging CCDs, as well as those who need a comprehensive introduction to the subject."--Page 4 de la couverture.

Handbook of CCD Astronomy

3.3 Dark Current Every material at a temperature much above absolute zero will
be subject to thermal noise within . For silicon in a CCD , this means that when
the thermal agitation is high enough , electrons will be freed from the valence
band ...


Author: Steve B. Howell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648343

Category: Science

Page: 164

View: 926

A concise and accessible reference on the practical use of CCDs.

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Long Wavelength Infrared Dectectors and Arrays Physics and Applications

PHOTODETECTOR STRUCTURES A . Singh , ' R . Ramos , S . Anderson , R .
Purvis , D . A . Cardimona , Air Force Phillips Labs , Kirtland Air Force Base , New
Mexico ...


Author: V. Swaminathan

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 1566770890

Category: Infrared detectors

Page: 252

View: 541

Mercury Cadmium Telluride

Dark current originating from the p-side of the junction is important because it is
multiplied by the avalanche process. The lowest dark current is obtained for via-
hole diode processes in which the vacancies in the unit cell are essentially ...


Author: Peter Capper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119957577

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 590

View: 655

Mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) is the third most well-regarded semiconductor after silicon and gallium arsenide and is the material of choice for use in infrared sensing and imaging. The reason for this is that MCT can be ‘tuned’ to the desired IR wavelength by varying the cadmium concentration. Mercury Cadmium Telluride: Growth, Properties and Applications provides both an introduction for newcomers, and a comprehensive review of this fascinating material. Part One discusses the history and current status of both bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, Part Two is concerned with the wide range of properties of MCT, and Part Three covers the various device types that have been developed using MCT. Each chapter opens with some historical background and theory before presenting current research. Coverage includes: Bulk growth and properties of MCT and CdZnTe for MCT epitaxial growth Liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) growth Metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE) Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) Alternative substrates Mechanical, thermal and optical properties of MCT Defects, diffusion, doping and annealing Dry device processing Photoconductive and photovoltaic detectors Avalanche photodiode detectors Room-temperature IR detectors

Intersubband Infrared Photodetectors

The value of the QWIP dark current could be adjusted using different device
structures , doping densities , and bias conditions . Figure 17 shows the I – V
characteristics for a range of temperature between 35 and 77 K measured on a
device ...


Author: V. Ryzhii

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812383085

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 345

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Infrared technologies are very important for a wide range of military, scientific and commercial applications. Devices and systems based on semiconductor heterostructure and quantum well and quantum dot structures open up a new era in infrared technologies.This book deals with various topics related to the latest achievements in the development of intersubband infrared photodetectors, reviewed by top experts in the field. It covers physical aspects of the operation of the devices as well as details of their design in different applications. The papers included in the book will be useful for researchers and engineers interested in the physics of optoelectronic devices as well as their practical design and applications.

Handbook of Infrared Detection Technologies

In addition, these structures had unacceptably high dark currents for device
fabrication purposes. Other authors report very similar values for the QE and the
dark current as we have for comparable structures.” SiGe/Si MQW samples have
a ...


Author: M. Henini

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1856173887

Category: Science

Page: 518

View: 334

Introduction -- Comparison of Photon and Thermal Detectors Performance -- GaAs/AIGaAs Based Quantum Well Intra-red Photodetector Focal Plane Arrays -- GaInAs(P) Based Qwips on GaAs, InP and Si Substrates for Focal Plane Arrays -- InAs/(Galn)Sb Superlattices: A Promising Material System for Infra-red Detection -- GaSb/InAs Superlattices for Infra-red FPAs -- MCT Properties, Growth Methods and Characterization -- HgCdTe 2D Arrays -- Technology and Performance Limits -- Status of HgCdTe MBE Technology -- Silicon Infra-red Focal Plane Arrays -- PolySiGe Uncooled Microbolometers for Thermal Infra-red Detection -- Infra-red Silicon/Germanium Detectors -- Fundamentals of Spin Filtering in Ferromagnetic Metals with Application to Spin Sensors.


This is because the difference between “light” and “darkcurrents will be a small
difference between two larger terms, and ... a long time will be required to get a
reliable value of the light current, and in the meantime the dark current might drift.


Author: Lars Olof Björn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387726551

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 292

Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, there has been an explosion of new findings and applications in the field of photobiology. This brand new edition is fully updated, includes new references, and offers five new chapters for a comprehensive look at photobiology. The chapters cover all areas of photobiology, photochemistry, and the relationship between light and biology. The book starts with the physics and chemistry of light and then deals with the evolution of photosynthesis. Four chapters deal with how organisms use light for their orientation in space and time. There are also several medically oriented chapters and two chapters specifically aimed at the photobiology educator.

Spectral Enhancement of Organic Photodetectors

Suitable organic photodiodes for the near-infrared need to show similar
characteristics in terms of dark current densities and efficiencies. As P3HT:PCBM
films show low dark currents of ∼ 3 × 10−3 mAcm-2 (lower dark currents by ...


Author: Rauch, Tobias

Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing

ISBN: 9783731501541

Category: Conjugated polymers

Page: 242

View: 522

Integrated Interconnect Technologies for 3D Nanoelectronic Systems

Dark current is increased by the presence of threading dislocations [80] and can
be minimized by reducing TDD. One MIT study used SiGe buffers to demonstrate
a very low dark current (2 pA/μm2) [81], while another recent study showed ...


Author: Muhannad S. Bakir

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781596932470

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 931

This cutting-edge book on off-chip technologies puts the hottest breakthroughs in high-density compliant electrical interconnects, nanophotonics, and microfluidics at your fingertips, integrating the full range of mathematics, physics, and technology issues together in a single comprehensive source. You get full details on state-of-the-art I/O interconnects and packaging, including mechanically compliant I/O approaches, fabrication, and assembly, followed by the latest advances and applications in power delivery design, analysis, and modeling. The book explores interconnect structures, materials, and packages for achieving high-bandwidth off-chip electrical communication, including optical interconnects and chip-to-chip signaling approaches, and brings you up to speed on CMOS integrated optical devices, 3D integration, wafer stacking technology, and through-wafer interconnects.

Emerging Optoelectronic Technologies and Applications

The use of material grown at low temperature for ELO MSMs has also
demonstrated the same dark current when ... Some of the lowest thin film detector
dark currents reported to date include 0.9 nA at a 0 V bias for InP/InGaAsP/InP
P-i-N ELO ...


Author: Yu-Hwa Lo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810228643

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

View: 517

This book discusses some of the most important emerging optoelectronic technologies foreseen to have major technical and business impact in the future. In this spirit, four general technological areas have been selected: optoelectronic display, optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), semiconductor lasers for wireless and loop applications, and optoelectronic integration technologies. In each of the four areas, two review articles that provide the technical background and sample some of the most significant recent breakthroughs were authored by the well regarded experts in the field. This book is meant to provide timely information to professionals in optoelectronics, electronics, communications, sensing, and computer areas who want to keep up with the rapidly developing and increasingly diverse optoelectronic technologies.

Supercollider 4

The dark currents measured on the set of 8 APD's delivered to Litton for potting
ranged from 160-350 mA for 16 mm diameter devices at room temperature. After
potting, the prototypes had dark currents of 370 nA and 700 nA, representing a ...


Author: John Nonte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461534549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1250

View: 662

The fourth annual International Industrial Symposium on the Super Collider, rrssc held March 4-6, 1992, in New Orleans was a great success. Present at this year's conference were 839 attendees representing 24 universities and colleges, 34 states, 13 countries, 17 national laboratories, 11 research centers, many government entities at the local, state and federal levels, and 235 businesses and companies. This year's symposium also included 101 exhibits by 78 organizations. In all categories, this year's participation exceeded the totals of previous years and is an example of the growing support for the Superconducting Super Collider Program. This year's program had many highlights. One of the best was a message from President George Bush, read by Linda Stuntz, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy. President Bush said that each of us "can be proud of the role that you are playing in building the Collider and in setting the stage for a new era of research and discovery in high energy physics. " The 1992 IISSC's theme was "SSC-Discovering the Future. " This theme was chosen in commemoration of the SOOth anniversary of Columbus's voyage of discovery and the relationship of the SSC with discovery. This theme was articulated by all the speakers in the opening plenary session. Progress on the program was also very evident at this year's symposium. In the pictorial session, 66 photographs from all over the world were displayed to highlight progress in making the SSC a reality.

Anatomy Ocular physiology Biochemistry and genetics Pathology Microbiology Immunology Growth and senescence Optics Therapeutics Lasers and instrument technology Basic biostatistical and epidemiological terms

Dark currents Dark currents are created from the resting potential difference
across the photoreceptor cell membrane and the difference in potential difference
between the depolarized outer segment and the relatively hyperpolarized
synaptic ...


Author: Louise Bye

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199584994

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 744

An indispensable and fully comprehensive textbook, this covers the basic sciences in ophthalmology and is the only book you need to pass the FRCOphth Part 1 exam.

Reference Data for Engineers

Practically all materials are photoconductors in the sense that light of the correct
wavelengths will generate current carriers ... The useful photoconductors ,
characterized by comparatively long lifetimes and low dark currents , have most
of their ...


Author: Mac E. Van Valkenburg

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0750672919

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1672

View: 127

Reference Data for Engineers is the most respected, reliable, and indispensable reference tool for technical professionals around the globe. Written by professionals for professionals, this book is a complete reference for engineers, covering a broad range of topics. It is the combined effort of 96 engineers, scientists, educators, and other recognized specialists in the fields of electronics, radio, computer, and communications technology. By providing an abundance of information on essential, need-to-know topics without heavy emphasis on complicated mathematics, Reference Data for Engineers is an absolute "must-have" for every engineer who requires comprehensive electrical, electronics, and communications data at his or her fingertips. Featured in the Ninth Edition is updated coverage on intellectual property and patents, probability and design, antennas, power electronics, rectifiers, power supplies, and properties of materials. Useful information on units, constants and conversion factors, active filter design, antennas, integrated circuits, surface acoustic wave design, and digital signal processing is also included. The Ninth Edition also offers new knowledge in the fields of satellite technology, space communication, microwave science, telecommunication, global positioning systems, frequency data, and radar. * Widely acclaimed as the most practical reference ever published for a wide range of electronics and computer professionals, from technicians through post-graduate engineers. * Provides a great way to learn or review the basics of various technologies, with a minimum of tables, equations, and other heavy math.

Infrared Astronomical Instrumentation

The dominant temperature and Mc dependence of dark currents in Fig . 2 arises
from the exp ( -hc / KT ) dependence of the minority carrier concentration in the
equation for the reverse biased saturation current of an ideal semiconductor
diode ...


Author: Albert M. Fowler

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: CHI:54091193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1226

View: 849

This collection of works on infrared astronomical instrumentation includes 134 papers on topics within this field, such as near-IR arrays for ground and space based observation, the manufacture of infrared optical components, and infrared array cameras.

Current Assets

Instead, the dark currents that seem to flow through our intertwined lives pushed
to the surface once again. This installment of our continuing story begins in
November 2009, ten months after our ill-fated South American cruises. 5am .
Yfind/s 0f ...


Author: Arleen Alleman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477146385

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 442

Darcy Farthing and her friends can't seem to stay out of trouble. Darcy left her job with Schrinden Pharmaceuticals, and her home on the bluff in Colorado Springs, to live with boyfriend Mick Clayton in Marco Island, Florida. They are exploring their new relationship and commitment to each other. She is enjoying the success of her first book while working on a new manuscript, which tells the story of their latest ill-fated cruise. Mick is commuting between Florida and Washington DC while conducting a supposedly routine U.S. Government Accountability Office audit of the Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Program. Forfeitures are properties the marshals seize from criminals, then store, and eventually liquidate to pay restitution or support law enforcement efforts. Under an agreement with the marshals, the Geneva County Florida Sheriff's Office stores and safeguards seized properties in secure lockers and vaults. Mick and Darcy are thrown into a mystery peppered with violence when their friend and compatriot, Tom Smythe, is arrested for shooting a deputy sheriff two weeks after starting work as an administrative officer for Geneva County. Mick is drawn into the investigation, and to aid Tom, he taps into his professional and personal resources, including longtime friend New York senator Bill Sawyer. It soon becomes clear that the shooting is tied to corruption in the sheriff's office. Unknown perpetrators are stealing and liquidating property forfeited by criminals and stored by Geneva County. Suddenly, Mick's GAO assignment is no longer routine. As Tom tries to extricate himself from his legal nightmare, someone starts murdering sheriff's deputies believed to be involved in the county theft ring, and evidence points to Tom. Florida state and federal investigators struggle to determine motive, find clues, and address a complicated set of multi-jurisdictional crimes. Meanwhile, Darcy unintentionally draws dangerous attention to herself when she innocently looks for evidence to help Tom and becomes a target for threats and violence. As Mick's GAO team continues their audit of the asset forfeiture program, Mick realizes the corruption in the sheriff's office is strangely intertwined with a Yemeni-Pakistani terrorist cell using smuggled pre-Columbian artifacts to raise funds for a new branch of Al Qaeda. Mick and Darcy risk their well-being when they embark on a six-day Caribbean cruise aboard a megamillion-dollar yacht and uncover smuggling activity by the yacht's captain and crew. Their discovery eventually leads authorities to unravel a surprising internal county scheme and to catch an unbalanced murderer, who nearly succeeds in adding Darcy to the list of victims. While these events are producing enough trauma and stress for Darcy and friends, her birth daughter, Rachael, makes a surprise visit from Kenya where she lives with her adoptive parents, bringing with her another shocking set of problems. Darcy and Mick are thrown into a parenting and problem-solving role when Rachael's parents are unwilling or unable to handle their daughter's troubles. Rachael too becomes a target of desperate criminals when she takes it upon herself to help solve Tom's attempted murder case. Darcy must face how similar she and Rachael are despite having been apart most of Rachael's life. Even after resolving the problems in Geneva County, Darcy and Mick must still contend with the surprising and controversial family crisis that Rachael literally brings to their doorstep.