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On the electronic structure of the pure and oxygen covered Ru(0001) surface

Bester, G., Fähnle, M.

{Surface Science}, 497(1-3):305-310, 2002 (article)

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Atomic defects and diffusion in intermetallic compounds: The impact of the ab initio electron theory

Fähnle, M.

{Diffusion and Defect Forum}, 203-205, pages: 37-46, 2002 (article)

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Switching behavior of single nanowires inside dense nickel nanowire arrays

Nielsch, K., Hertel, R., Wehrspohn, R. B., Barthel, J., Kirschner, J., Gösele, U., Fischer, S. F., Kronmüller, H.

{IEEE Transactions on Magnetics}, 38(5):2571-2573, 2002 (article)

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On the magnetoelastic contribution to the magnetic anisotropy of thin epitaxial Permalloy films: an ab initio study

Komelj, M., Fähnle, M.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 238(2-3):L125-L128, 2002 (article)

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Nanostructured graphite-hydrogen systems prepared by mechanical milling method

Orimo, S. I., Matsushima, T., Fujii, H., Fukunaga, T., Majer, G., Zuttel, A., Schlapbach, L.

{Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals}, 386, pages: 173-178, 2002 (article)

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Micromagnetic analysis of pinning-hardened nanostructured, nanocrystalline Sm2Co17 based alloys

Kronmüller, H., Goll, D.

{Scripta Materialia}, 47, pages: 545-550, 2002 (article)

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A micromechanical flying insect thorax

Fearing, R., Avadhanula, S., Campolo, D., Sitti, M., Yan, J., Wood, R.

Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots, pages: 469-480, The MIT Press Cambridge, MA, 2002 (article)

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Study of magnetic domains by magnetic soft x-ray transmission microscopy

Fischer, P., Denbeaux, G., Ono, T., Okuno, T., Eimüller, T., Goll, D., Schütz, G.

{Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics}, 35(19):2391-2397, 2002 (article)

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Ion beam-induced sintering of near-surface layers

Föhl, A., Carstanjen, H. D.

{Surface \& Coatings Technology}, 158, pages: 69-74, 2002 (article)

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High density hexagonal nickel nanowire array

Nielsch, K., Wehrspohn, R. B., Barthel, J., Kirschner, J., Fischer, S. F., Kronmüller, H., Schweinbock, T., Weiss, D., Gösele, U.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 249(1-2):234-240, 2002 (article)

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Strong anisotropy of projected 3d moments in epitaxial CrO2 films

Goering, E., Bayer, A., Gold, S., Schütz, G., Rabe, M., Rüdiger, U., Güntherodt, G.

{Physical Review Letters}, 88(20), 2002 (article)

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Density-functional study of Fe3Al: LSDA versus GGA

Lechermann, F., Welsch, F., Elsässer, C., Ederer, C., Fähnle, M., Sanchez, J. M., Meyer, B.

{Physical Review B}, 65(13), 2002 (article)

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Critical magnetic properties of disordered polycrystalline Cr75Fe25 and Cr70Fe30 alloys

Fischer, S. F., Kaul, S. N., Kronmüller, H.

{Physical Review B}, 65(6), 2002 (article)

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Magnetic properties of ion-beam sputtered Cr3Fe-alloy films

Fischer, S. F., Kaul, S. N., Kronmüller, H.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 240(1-3):374-376, 2002 (article)

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Model-independent measurements of hydrogen diffusivity in the yttrium dihydrides

Majer, G., Gottwald, J., Peterson, D. T., Barnes, R. G.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 330-332, pages: 438-442, 2002 (article)

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Strong anisotropy of projected Cr3d moments of epitaxial grown CrO2-films

Goering, E., Bayer, A., Gold, S., Schütz, G.

{Bessy-Highlights}, pages: 26-27, 2002 (article)

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Change from a bulk discontinuous phase transition in V2H to a contiuous transition in a defective near-surface skin layer

Trenkler, J., Abe, H., Wochner, P., Haeffner, D., Bail, J., Carstanjen, H. D., Moss, S.

{Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering}, 8, pages: 269-275, 2002 (article)

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Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae

Autumn, K., Sitti, M., Liang, Y. A., Peattie, A. M., Hansen, W. R., Sponberg, S., Kenny, T. W., Fearing, R., Israelachvili, J. N., Full, R. J.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99(19):12252-12256, National Acad Sciences, 2002 (article)

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Vacancies in thermal equilibrium and ferromagnetism near the Curie temperature

Seeger, A., Fähnle, M.

{Zeitschrift f\"ur Metallkunde}, 93(10):1030-1042, 2002 (article)

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Magnetic imaging with soft X-ray microscopy

Fischer, P., Denbeaux, G., Eimüller, T., Goll, D., Schütz, G.

{IEEE Transactions on Magnetics}, 38(5):2427-2431, 2002 (article)

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Theory of induced magnetic moments and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism in Co-Pt multilayers

Ederer, C., Komelj, M., Fähnle, M., Schütz, G.

{Physical Review B}, 66(9), 2002 (article)

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Determination of the complete set of second-order magnetoelastic coupling constants on epitaxial films

Komelj, M., Fähnle, M.

{Physical Review B}, 65(21), 2002 (article)

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Undulation instabilities in laterally structured magnetic multilayers

Eimüller, T., Scholz, M., Guttmann, P., Köhler, M., Bayreuther, G., Schmahl, G., Fischer, P., Schütz, G.

{Journal of Applied Physics}, 91(10):7334-7336, 2002 (article)

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Initial oxidation of AlPdMn quasicrystals - A study by high-resolution RBS and ERDA

Plachke, D., Khellaf, A., Carstanjen, H. D.

{Nuclear Instruments \& Methods in Physics Research B}, 190, pages: 646-651, 2002 (article)

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The Verwey transition - a topical review

Walz, F.

{Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter}, 14(12):R285-R340, 2002 (article)

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Composition dependence of the Zener relaxation in high-purity FeCr single crystals

Hirscher, M., Ege, M.

{Materials \textquotesingleTransactions JIM}, 43(2):182-185, 2002 (article)

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Hydrogen storage in carbon nanostructures

Hirscher, M., Becher, M., Haluska, M., Quintel, A., Skakalova, V., Choi, Y. M., Dettlaff-Weglikowska, U., Roth, S., Stepanek, I., Bernier, P., Leonhardt, A., Fink, J.

{Journal of Alloys and Compounds}, 330, pages: 654-658, 2002 (article)

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Micromagnetic investigation of sub-100-nm magnetic domains in atomically stacked Fe(001)/Au(001) multilayers

Köhler, M., Zweck, J., Bayreuther, G., Fischer, P., Schütz, G., Denbeaux, G., Attwood, D.

{Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials}, 240, pages: 79-82, 2002 (article)

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Experimental Study of a Crystal Positron Source

Chehab, R., Cizeron, R., Sylvia, C., Baier, V., Beloborodov, K., Bukin, A., Burdin, S., Dimova, T., Drozdetsky, A., Druzhinin, V., Dubrovin, M., Golubev, V., Serednyakov, S., Shary, V., Strakhovenko, V., Artru, X., Chevallier, M., Dauvergne, D., Kirsch, R., Lautesse, P., Poizat, J. C., Remillieux, J., Jejcic, A., Keppler, P., Major, J., Gatignon, L., Bochek, G., Kulibaba, V., Maslov, N., Bogdanov, A., Potylitsin, A., Vnukov, I.

{Physics Letters B}, 525, pages: 41-48, 2002 (article)

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SVMs — a practical consequence of learning theory

Schölkopf, B.

IEEE Intelligent Systems and their Applications, 13(4):18-21, July 1998 (article)

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My first exposure to Support Vector Machines came this spring when heard Sue Dumais present impressive results on text categorization using this analysis technique. This issue's collection of essays should help familiarize our readers with this interesting new racehorse in the Machine Learning stable. Bernhard Scholkopf, in an introductory overview, points out that a particular advantage of SVMs over other learning algorithms is that it can be analyzed theoretically using concepts from computational learning theory, and at the same time can achieve good performance when applied to real problems. Examples of these real-world applications are provided by Sue Dumais, who describes the aforementioned text-categorization problem, yielding the best results to date on the Reuters collection, and Edgar Osuna, who presents strong results on application to face detection. Our fourth author, John Platt, gives us a practical guide and a new technique for implementing the algorithm efficiently.

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Learning view graphs for robot navigation

Franz, M., Schölkopf, B., Mallot, H., Bülthoff, H.

Autonomous Robots, 5(1):111-125, March 1998 (article)

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We present a purely vision-based scheme for learning a topological representation of an open environment. The system represents selected places by local views of the surrounding scene, and finds traversable paths between them. The set of recorded views and their connections are combined into a graph model of the environment. To navigate between views connected in the graph, we employ a homing strategy inspired by findings of insect ethology. In robot experiments, we demonstrate that complex visual exploration and navigation tasks can thus be performed without using metric information.

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Surface second-order nonlinear optical activity

Fischer, P., Buckingham, A.

JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS, 15(12):2951-2957, 1998 (article)

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Following the recent observation of a large second-harmonic intensity difference from a monolayer of chiral molecules with left and right circularly polarized light, the scattering theory is generalized and extended to predict linear and circular intensity differences for the more Versatile sum-frequency spectroscopy. Estimates indicate that intensity differences should be detectable for a typical experimental arrangement. The second-order nonlinear surface susceptibility tensor is given for different surface point groups in the electric dipole approximation; it is shown that nonlinear optical activity phenomena unambiguously probe molecular chirality only for molecular monolayers that are symmetric about the normal. Other surface symmetries can give rise to intensity differences from monolayers composed of achiral molecules. A water surface is predicted to show Linear and nonlinear optical activity in the presence of an electric field parallel to the surface. (C) 1998 Optical Society of America {[}S0740-3224(98)01311-3] OCIS codes: 190.0190, 190.4350, 240.6490.

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Linear electro-optic effect in optically active liquids

Buckingham, A., Fischer, P.

CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 297(3-4):239-246, 1998 (article)

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A linear effect of an electrostatic field F on the intensity of sum- and difference-frequency generation in a chiral liquid is predicted. It arises in the electric dipole approximation. The effect changes sign with the enantiomer and on reversing the direction of the electrostatic field. The sum-frequency generator chi(alpha beta gamma)((2)) (-omega(3);omega(1),omega(2)), where omega(3) = omega(1) + omega(2), and the electric field-induced sum-frequency generator chi(alpha beta gamma delta)((3))(-omega(3);omega(1),omega(2),0)F-delta interfere and their contributions to the scattering power can be distinguished. Encouraging predictions are given for a typical experimental arrangement. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Monolayers of hexadecyltrimethylammonium p-tosylate at the air-water interface. 1. Sum-frequency spectroscopy

Bell, G., Li, Z., Bain, C., Fischer, P., Duffy, D.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 102(47):9461-9472, 1998 (article)

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Sum-frequency vibrational spectroscopy has been used to determine the structure of monolayers of the cationic surfactant, hexadecyltrimethylammonium p-tosylate (C(16)TA(+)Ts(-)), at the surface of water. Selective deuteration of the cation or the anion allowed the separate detection of sum-frequency spectra of the surfactant and of counterions that are bound to the monolayer. The p-tosylate ions an oriented with their methyl groups pointing away from the aqueous subphase and with the C-2 axis tilted, on average, by 30-40 degrees from the surface normal. The vibrational spectra of C(16)TA(+) indicate that the number of gauche defects in the monolayer does not change dramatically when bromide counterions are replaced by p-tosylate. The ends of the hydrocarbon chains of C16TA+ are, however, tilted much further from the surface normal in the presence of p-tosylate than in the presence of bromide. A quantitative analysis of the sum-frequency spectra requires a knowledge of the molecular hyperpolarizability tensor: the role of ab initio calculations and Raman spectroscopy in determining the components of this tensor is discussed.

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Ultraviolet resonance Raman study of drug binding in dihydrofolate reductase, gyrase, and catechol O-methyltransferase

Couling, V., Fischer, P., Klenerman, D., Huber, W.

BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 75(2):1097-1106, 1998 (article)

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This paper presents a study of the use of ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) spectroscopic methods as a means of elucidating aspects of drug-protein interactions. Some of the RR vibrational bands of the aromatic amino acids tyrosine and tryptophan are sensitive to the microenvironment, and the use of UV excitation radiation allows selective enhancement of the spectral features of the aromatic amino acids, enabling observation specifically of their change in microenvironment upon drug binding. The three drug-protein systems investigated in this study are dihydrofolate reductase with its inhibitor trimethoprim, gyrase with novobiocin, and catechol O-methyltransferase with dinitrocatechol. It is demonstrated that UVRR spectroscopy has adequate sensitivity to be a useful means of detecting drug-protein interactions in those systems for which the electronic absorption of the aromatic amino acids changes because of hydrogen bonding and/or possible dipole-dipole and dipole-polarizability interactions with the ligand.

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Tele-nanorobotics using an atomic force microscope as a nanorobot and sensor

Sitti, M., Hashimoto, H.

Advanced Robotics, 13(4):417-436, Taylor & Francis, 1998 (article)

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Constructive incremental learning from only local information

Schaal, S., Atkeson, C. G.

Neural Computation, 10(8):2047-2084, 1998, clmc (article)

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We introduce a constructive, incremental learning system for regression problems that models data by means of spatially localized linear models. In contrast to other approaches, the size and shape of the receptive field of each locally linear model as well as the parameters of the locally linear model itself are learned independently, i.e., without the need for competition or any other kind of communication. Independent learning is accomplished by incrementally minimizing a weighted local cross validation error. As a result, we obtain a learning system that can allocate resources as needed while dealing with the bias-variance dilemma in a principled way. The spatial localization of the linear models increases robustness towards negative interference. Our learning system can be interpreted as a nonparametric adaptive bandwidth smoother, as a mixture of experts where the experts are trained in isolation, and as a learning system which profits from combining independent expert knowledge on the same problem. This paper illustrates the potential learning capabilities of purely local learning and offers an interesting and powerful approach to learning with receptive fields. 

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Local adaptive subspace regression

Vijayakumar, S., Schaal, S.

Neural Processing Letters, 7(3):139-149, 1998, clmc (article)

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Incremental learning of sensorimotor transformations in high dimensional spaces is one of the basic prerequisites for the success of autonomous robot devices as well as biological movement systems. So far, due to sparsity of data in high dimensional spaces, learning in such settings requires a significant amount of prior knowledge about the learning task, usually provided by a human expert. In this paper we suggest a partial revision of the view. Based on empirical studies, we observed that, despite being globally high dimensional and sparse, data distributions from physical movement systems are locally low dimensional and dense. Under this assumption, we derive a learning algorithm, Locally Adaptive Subspace Regression, that exploits this property by combining a dynamically growing local dimensionality reduction technique  as a preprocessing step with a nonparametric learning technique, locally weighted regression, that also learns the region of validity of the regression. The usefulness of the algorithm and the validity of its assumptions are illustrated for a synthetic data set, and for data of the inverse dynamics of human arm movements and an actual 7 degree-of-freedom anthropomorphic robot arm. 

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A Kendama learning robot based on bi-directional theory

Miyamoto, H., Schaal, S., Gandolfo, F., Koike, Y., Osu, R., Nakano, E., Wada, Y., Kawato, M.

Neural Networks, 9(8):1281-1302, 1996, clmc (article)

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A general theory of movement-pattern perception based on bi-directional theory for sensory-motor integration can be used for motion capture and learning by watching in robotics. We demonstrate our methods using the game of Kendama, executed by the SARCOS Dextrous Slave Arm, which has a very similar kinematic structure to the human arm. Three ingredients have to be integrated for the successful execution of this task. The ingredients are (1) to extract via-points from a human movement trajectory using a forward-inverse relaxation model, (2) to treat via-points as a control variable while reconstructing the desired trajectory from all the via-points, and (3) to modify the via-points for successful execution. In order to test the validity of the via-point representation, we utilized a numerical model of the SARCOS arm, and examined the behavior of the system under several conditions.

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One-handed juggling: A dynamical approach to a rhythmic movement task

Schaal, S., Sternad, D., Atkeson, C. G.

Journal of Motor Behavior, 28(2):165-183, 1996, clmc (article)

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The skill of rhythmic juggling a ball on a racket is investigated from the viewpoint of nonlinear dynamics. The difference equations that model the dynamical system are analyzed by means of local and non-local stability analyses. These analyses yield that the task dynamics offer an economical juggling pattern which is stable even for open-loop actuator motion. For this pattern, two types of pre dictions are extracted: (i) Stable periodic bouncing is sufficiently characterized by a negative acceleration of the racket at the moment of impact with the ball; (ii) A nonlinear scaling relation maps different juggling trajectories onto one topologically equivalent dynamical system. The relevance of these results for the human control of action was evaluated in an experiment where subjects performed a comparable task of juggling a ball on a paddle. Task manipulations involved different juggling heights and gravity conditions of the ball. The predictions were confirmed: (i) For stable rhythmic performance the paddle's acceleration at impact is negative and fluctuations of the impact acceleration follow predictions from global stability analysis; (ii) For each subject, the realizations of juggling for the different experimental conditions are related by the scaling relation. These results allow the conclusion that for the given task, humans reliably exploit the stable solutions inherent to the dynamics of the task and do not overrule these dynamics by other control mechanisms. The dynamical scaling serves as an efficient principle to generate different movement realizations from only a few parameter changes and is discussed as a dynamical formalization of the principle of motor equivalence.

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