Review of Scientific Instruments, 2002, V 73, N 1, January.


ARTICLES

OPTICS; ATOMS and MOLECULES; SPECTROSCOPY
Subnanosecond, time-resolved, broadband infrared spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation R. P. S. M. Lobo, J. D. LaVeigne, D. H. Reitze, D. B. Tanner, and G. L. Carr pp. 1-10 Lock-in imaging of multicycle integration focal plane array Ken K. Chin and Haijiang Ou pp. 11-17 Radiation hard diamond laser beam profiler with subnanosecond temporal resolution J. Schein, K. M. Campbell, R. R. Prasad, R. Binder, and M. Krishnan pp. 18-22 Sensing an edge with a lateral photodetector A. F. Leung and S. Soderberg pp. 23-29
PARTICLE SOURCES, OPTICS and ACCELERATION, DETECTORS
Extraction of highly charged ions (up to 90+) from a high-energy electron-beam ion trap J. W. McDonald, R. W. Bauer, and D. H. G. Schneider pp. 30-35 Microcantilever charged-particle flux detector A. C. Stephan, T. Gaulden, A.-D. Brown, M. Smith, L. F. Miller, and T. Thundat pp. 36-41 Thomson scattering system at the Tokyo electron beam ion trap Hideharu Kuramoto, Tohru Kinugawa, Hirofumi Watanabe, Chikashi Yamada, Shunsuke Ohtani, Ichihiro Yamada, and Frederick John Currell pp. 42-46 A position-sensitive particle detector for Coulomb excitation experiment Y. Toh, M. Oshima, T. Hayakawa, Y. Hatsukawa, J. Katakura, M. Matsuda, H. Iimura, H. Kusakari, D. Nishimiya, M. Sugawara, and Y. H. Zhang pp. 47-50 A time pickup system for monitoring cyclotron beam bursts S. Okumura, M. Fukuda, I. Ishibori, and K. Arakawa pp. 51-55 Design and test of a beam profile monitoring device for low intensity radioactive beams P. N. Ostroumov, P. Billquist, M. Portillo, and W. Q. Shen pp. 56-62 Thin betatron radiators for more efficient x-ray generation V. V. Kaplin, S. R. Uglov, O. F. Bulaev, V. J. Goncharov, A. A. Voronin, M. A. Piestrup, and C. K. Gary pp. 63-68
NUCLEAR PHYSICS, FUSION and PLASMAS
Simple, discriminative measurement technique for radon and thoron concentrations with a single scintillation cell Shinji Tokonami, Mingli Yang, Hidenori Yonehara, and Yuji Yamada pp. 69-72 Quantitative two-photon laser-induced fluorescence measurements of atomic hydrogen densities, temperatures, and velocities in an expanding thermal plasma M. G. H. Boogaarts, S. Mazouffre, G. J. Brinkman, H. W. P. van der Heijden, P. Vankan, J. A. M. van der Mullen, D. C. Schram, and H. F. Dobele pp. 73-86 Equilibrium of a non-neutral plasma in a toroidal magnetic shear configuration Haruhiko Saitoh, Zensho Yoshida, and Chihiro Nakashima pp. 87-90 Experimental characterization of a thermionic-arc discharge ionization device for flowing gases Stelu Deaconu, Hugh W. Coleman, and S. T. Wu pp. 91-97
BASIC PHENOMENA
A comparison of peak frequency-time plots produced with Hilbert and wavelet transforms D. W. Guillaume pp. 98-101
MICROSCOPY and IMAGING
High temperature electrochemical scanning tunneling microscope instrument Andrei Shkurankov, Frank Endres, and Werner Freyland pp. 102-107
CONDENSED MATTER; MATERIALS
An experimental method to investigate the structure and kinetics of patterned surfaces using laser light diffraction Uwe Klemradt, Markus Aspelmeyer, Lowell T. Wood, and Simon C. Moss pp. 108-113 A novel method for measuring the surface tension of free standing smectic films F. Schneider pp. 114-118 High pressure hydrogen loading cell for photoconductivity measurements down to the milliKelvin regime A. F. Th. Hoekstra, T. F. Rosenbaum, and A. S. Roy pp. 119-123 Fast x-ray scattering measurements on molten alumina using a 120 curved position sensitive detector Louis Hennet, Dominique Thiaudiere, Marc Gailhanou, Claude Landron, Jean-Pierre Coutures, and David L. Price pp. 124-129 An all-cryogenic THz transmission spectrometer P. J. Burke, J. P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West pp. 130-135 Femtosecond intraband modulation spectroscopy Alexander A. Mikhailovsky, Su Xu, and Victor I. Klimov pp. 136-140 High sensitivity Faraday rotation technique for measurements of magnetic fields with immunity to x-ray effects T. Intrator, B. Marshall, D. Clark, T. McCuistan, B. Anderson, B. Broste, K. Forman, and M. Taccetti pp. 141-146 A simple positron lifetime spectrometer for a magnetically guided low-energy beam Stanislaw Szpala, Mihail P. Petkov, and Kelvin G. Lynn pp. 147-155 Miniature Nernstian oxygen sensor for deposition and growth environments E. van Setten, T. M. Gur, D. H. A. Blank, J. C. Bravman, and M. R. Beasley pp. 156-161 Bottom-loading dilution refrigerator with ultrahigh vacuum deposition capability L. M. Hernandez and A. M. Goldman pp. 162-164
CHEMISTRY
Development of microwave-optical double-resonance spectroscopy using a Fourier- transform microwave spectrometer and a pulsed laser Masakazu Nakajima, Yoshihiro Sumiyoshi, and Yasuki Endo pp. 165-171
BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
High-resolution three-dimensional scanning optical image system for intrinsic and extrinsic contrast agents in tissue Yueqing Gu, Zhiyu Qian, Jinxian Chen, Dana Blessington, Nimmi Ramanujam, and Britton Chance pp. 172-178
GRAVITY; GEOPHYSICS; ASTRONOMY and ASTROPHYSICS
Mechanical quality factor of large mirror substrates for gravitational waves detectors P. Amico, L. Bosi, L. Carbone, L. Gammaitoni, F. Marchesoni, M. Punturo, F. Travasso, and H. Vocca pp. 179-184 Dustbuster: a compact impact-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer for in situ analysis of cosmic dust Daniel E. Austin, Thomas J. Ahrens, and J. L. Beauchamp pp. 185-189 Time-of-flight neutral mass and velocity spectrometer for atmospheric research N. Fujikawa, K. Tsuruda, and H. Hayakawa pp. 190-195 Towards low-temperature electrostatic accelerometry Laurent Lafargue, Manuel Rodrigues, and Pierre Touboul pp. 196-202
ELECTRONICS; ELECTROMAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY; MICROWAVES
Real-time, high-gain, computer controlled amplifier for optical detection systems R. Edwin Garcia, Juan Hernandez-Cordero, Enrique Geffroy, and Andres V. Porta pp. 203-208
GENERAL INSTRUMENTS
Design and evaluation of a simple ultralow vibration vacuum environment John Lawall and Ernest Kessler pp. 209-215 Measurement of shadow mask vibration and Q value using two position-sensitive detectors Jong Han Bae, Jung-Ki Kim, Sung Gu Kang, Eun Hee Nam, Jin Hyuk Kwon, Tae Young Jeong, and Ki Mog Shin pp. 216-220 Frequency stabilization of an internal mirror He-Ne laser by digital control TaeBong Eom, HyunSeung Choi, and SunKyu Lee pp. 221-224
NOTES

Spatial mode control of a CO2 laser by use of controllable back mirror focal length A. Amjadi pp. 225-226 Improvements to the design of an electrostatic toroidal backscattered electron spectrometer for the scanning electron microscope E. I. Rau, A. Khursheed, A. V. Gostev, and M. Osterberg pp. 227-229 A high-capacity magnetic pump for gas circulation in closed systems Yuqing Ding and M. Douglas LeVan pp. 230-231
BOOK REVIEWS

NMR Imaging of Materials Bernhard Blumich, Author and Mark S. Conradi, Reviewer p. 232
ERRATA

Erratum: "Measurement of the VIRGO superattenuator performance for seismic noise suppression" [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3643 (2001)] V. Dattilo, R. De Salvo, and A. Di Virgilio p. 233