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Generation and characterization of ultrathin free-flowing liquid sheets

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, April 2018
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Title
Generation and characterization of ultrathin free-flowing liquid sheets
Published in
Nature Communications, April 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03696-w
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Authors

Jake D. Koralek, Jongjin B. Kim, Petr Brůža, Chandra B. Curry, Zhijiang Chen, Hans A. Bechtel, Amy A. Cordones, Philipp Sperling, Sven Toleikis, Jan F. Kern, Stefan P. Moeller, Siegfried H. Glenzer, Daniel P. DePonte

Abstract

The physics and chemistry of liquid solutions play a central role in science, and our understanding of life on Earth. Unfortunately, key tools for interrogating aqueous systems, such as infrared and soft X-ray spectroscopy, cannot readily be applied because of strong absorption in water. Here we use gas-dynamic forces to generate free-flowing, sub-micron, liquid sheets which are two orders of magnitude thinner than anything previously reported. Optical, infrared, and X-ray spectroscopies are used to characterize the sheets, which are found to be tunable in thickness from over 1 μm  down to less than 20 nm, which corresponds to fewer than 100 water molecules thick. At this thickness, aqueous sheets can readily transmit photons across the spectrum, leading to potentially transformative applications in infrared, X-ray, electron spectroscopies and beyond. The ultrathin sheets are stable for days in vacuum, and we demonstrate their use at free-electron laser and synchrotron light sources.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 162 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 42 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 25%
Student > Master 13 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 5%
Other 21 13%
Unknown 25 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 57 35%
Chemistry 42 26%
Engineering 7 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Materials Science 3 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 39 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2018.
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#504,951
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#94
of 255 outputs
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