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  • Subharmonic excitation in amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy in the presence of adsorbed water layers 

    Santos Hernández, Sergio; Barcons Xixons, Víctor; Verdaguer, Albert; Chiesa, Matteo (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2011-12-02)
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    In ambient conditions, nanometric water layers form on hydrophilicsurfaces covering them and significantly changing their properties and characteristics. Here we report the excitation of subharmonics in amplitude modulation ...
  • Superregenerative reception of narrowband FSK modulations 

    Palà Schönwälder, Pere; Bonet Dalmau, Jordi; López Riera, Alexis; Moncunill Geniz, Francesc Xavier; Águila López, Francisco del; Giralt Mas, Ma. Rosa (2015-03-01)
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    In this paper we investigate the possibilities of narrowband FSK detection using a superregenerative (SR) receiver. Previous SR FM demodulation techniques rely on detecting the amplitude variations caused by the different ...
  • PEM fuel cell fault diagnosis via a hybrid methodology based on fuzzy and pattern recognition techniques 

    Escobet Canal, Antoni; Nebot Castells, M. Àngela; Múgica Álvarez, Francisco (2014-08)
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    In this work, a fault diagnosis methodology termed VisualBlock-Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning, i.e. VisualBlock-FIR, based on fuzzy and pattern recognition approaches is presented and applied to PEM fuel cell power systems. The ...
  • Optimal control of a water distribution network in a supervisory control system 

    Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Wells, G; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Pérez Magrané, Ramon; Argelaguet Isanta, María Rosa (2000-05)
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    This paper deals with the use of optimal control techniques in water distribution networks. An optimal control tool, developed in the context of a European research project is described and the application to the city of ...
  • Decomposition of geometric constraint graphs based on computing fundamental circuits. Correctness and complexity 

    Joan Arinyo, Robert; Tarres Puertas, Marta Isabel; Vila Marta, Sebastià (2014-07-01)
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    In geometric constraint solving, Decomposition Recombination solvers (DR-solvers) refer to a general solving approach where the problem is divided into a set of sub-problems, each sub-problem is recursively divided until ...
  • Forward backward asymmetries of lepton pairs in events with a large transverse momentum jet at hadron colliders 

    Águila López, Francisco del; Ametller Congost, Lluís; Talavera Sánchez, Pedro (2002-10)
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    We discuss forward-backward charge asymmetries for lepton-pair production in association with a large-transverse-momentum jet at hadron colliders. The lepton charge asymmetry relative to the jet direction AjFB gives a new ...
  • A low in-band radiation superregenerative oscillator 

    Palà Schönwälder, Pere; Bonet Dalmau, Jordi; Moncunill Geniz, Francesc Xavier; Águila López, Francisco del; Giralt Mas, Ma. Rosa (2013-05-27)
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    Open Access
    This brief describes a superregenerative (SR) voltage-controlled oscillator as a building block for SR receivers where most of the oscillator spectrum components are outside the reception frequency band. This allows ...
  • Phase contrast and operation regimes in multifrequency atomic force microscopy 

    Santos Hernández, Sergio (2014-04-07)
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    Open Access
    In amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy the attractive and the repulsive force regimes induce phase shifts above and below 90°, respectively. In the more recent multifrequency approach, however, multiple operation ...
  • Unlocking higher harmonics in atomic force microscopy with gentle interactions 

    Santos Hernández, Sergio; Barcons Xixons, Víctor; Font Teixidó, Josep; Verdaguer Prats, Albert (2014-03-11)
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    In dynamic atomic force microscopy, nanoscale properties are encoded in the higher harmonics. Nevertheless, when gentle interactions and minimal invasiveness are required, these harmonics are typically undetectable. Here, ...
  • A superregenerative QPSK receiver 

    Palà Schönwälder, Pere; Bonet Dalmau, Jordi; Moncunill Geniz, Francesc Xavier; Águila López, Francisco del; Giralt Mas, Ma. Rosa (2014-01)
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    In this paper we present a description and experimental verification of a superregenerative receiver (SR) for QPSK signals. Exploiting the fact that a conventional SR generates pulses which preserve the input phase ...

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