As a charged particle impinges onto a crystal within the ‘‘critical angle’’c, with respect to a major atomic plane or axis, coherent interactions with the atoms of the crystal take place, resulting in particle capture with high probability via planar or axial channeling regime . The motion of a positive ion confined under a planar channeling regime is characterized by oscillations between neighboring atomic planes [see Fig. 1(a)] [2,3], whose wavelength is a function of particle energy. Such oscillatory motion strongly reduces the probability of impact of the channeled particles with the crystal atoms, thus allowing deep penetration into the crystal. Read More
Venture aims to boost high tech Sustainable Valley proponents hope program will add to area's economic base
A $50,000 donation from the Jackson County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday will help kick-start a local effort to attract and assist high-tech, clean energy businesses.
The "Sustainable Valley" initiative would brand Jackson County as the place to come to start a high-tech business and create family-wage jobs while buffering the area from sharp and prolonged economic downturns.
"We thought this was the best and brightest idea we've heard in a long time," Commissioner C.W. Smith said.
The brainchild of Jackson County officials, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. and local businesses, the plan would create an organization to provide office space, support services and even line up venture capital to help launch emerging businesses.
Rogue Valley Microdevices is pleased to announce that it is now adding physical vapor depositions (PVD) to their product lineup. PVD Metal and Dielectric film deposition capabilities will allow Rogue Valley Microdevices to satisfy MOS and MEMS process requirements.