First Graduate Student Physics Meeting – CAM 2003 Mérida, Yucatán, 24-26 de octubre de 2003
ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS PROGRAM Friday October 24th
11:00-13:00 SESSION 1SA: High Energy, Astronomy, and Particle Physics Room Kabah – Holiday Inn Hotel 1SA1 "Present results and future plans of the cryogenic dark matter search", S. Kamat, Case Western Reserve University, USA. 1SA2 "Search of electroweak top quark production", B. Stelzer, P. Savard, and W. Trischuk, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada. 1SA3 "Detection of very high-energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources by using upward-going muons", J.C. Arteaga-Velázquez and A. Zepeda, Departamento de Física, Cinvestav, México. 1SA4 "Collisionless shocks in Astrophysics: supernova remnants and coronal mass ejections", K.E. Korreck, J.C. Raymond, and T. Zuburchen, Solar, Stellar, and Planetary Sciences Division, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA. 1SA5 "A measurement of the total active solar neutrino flux from the neutral-current interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory", R.F. MacLellan, Department of Physics, Queen’s University, Canada. 1SA6 "Measurement of the photon structure function Fγ2 with single tagged events for the Q2 range 6-43GeV2 in two photon collisions at LEP2", G. Baksay, and M. Hohlmann, Department of Physics and Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, USA. 1SA7 "A precision measurement of the W boson mass at the collider detector at Fermilab (CDF)", I. Vollrath, and W. Trischuk, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Canada.
1SA8 "Evidence for reactor anti-neutrino disappearance from KamLAND", Z. Djurcic, Physics Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA (KamLAND collaboration). 1SA9 "Heat kernel of bosonic string", K. Chaicherdsakul, Physics Department, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA. 1SA10 "Ab-Leo I and Leo II dSph galaxies: a spectroscopic study of chemical abundances in the stellar populations", T. L. Bosler*, T.A. Smecker-Hane*, and P.B. Stetson**, *University of California, Irvine, USA, **National Research Council of Canada, Hertzberg Inst. Of Astrophysics, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory. 17:30-19:00 POSTER SESSION 1M: Condensed Matter Physics (1MA), High Energy, Astronomy and Particle Physics (1MB), Applied Physics and Technology (1MC), and History of Physics (1MD). Room Uxmal – Holiday Inn Hotel 1MA1 "First principles study of the E2g phonon mode dynamics in MgB2 under hydrostatic pressure", Ramiro Quijano, Filiberto Ortiz, and Romeo de Coss, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 1MA2 "Ab-development and analysis of projectile geometries for generalized Taylor cylinder tests", M.R. Tonks*, E.N. Harstad**, and P.J. Maudlin**, *Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana/Campaign, **Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. 1MA3 "Ab-initio evidence of intrinsic anharmonicity in superconducting Al-doped MgB2", Filiberto Ortíz, Omar de la Peña, Ramiro Quijano, and Romeo de Coss, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 1MA4 "Enhanced properties of dilute nitride III-V semiconductors grown with a Bi surfactant", E. Young, S. Tixier, and T. Tiedje, Department of Metals and Materials Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 1MA5 "Electronic topological transitions in the Nb1-xMox alloy: a virtual crystal approximation study", Jazidy Alvarez, Gabriel Murrieta, O. de la Peña, and R. de Coss, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 1MA6 "Thin films preparation and structure analysis of GeTe-Sb2Te3-Te", C. Rivera-Rodriguez, E. Prokhorov, and J. Gonzalez Hernandez, CinvestavQueretaro, México.
1MA7 "Brillouin scattering from a dye suspension in a liquid crystal solvent", H. Hijar and R.F. Rodriguez, Department of Chemical Physics, Istitute of Physics UNAM, México. 1MA8 "Electronic charge distribution on a 2-D Penrose tilig using oneelectron Hückel tight binding Hamiltonian", J.A. Rodriguez-Manzo, F. Lopez-Urias and H. Terrones, Advanced Materials Departament, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, México. 1MA9 "Dynamic exchange coupling in magnetic relaxations of metallic multilayer films", G. Woltersdorf, B. Heinrich, and R. Urban, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Canada. 1MA10 "Diagrammatic quantum Monte Carlo for two-body problems: applied to excitons", E.A. Burovski, A.S. Mishchenko, N.V. Prokofev, and B.V. Svistunov, Physics Department, UMASS-Amherst, USA. 1MA11 "Inert gas pressure effects on Se thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition", M. Quintana*, and E. Haro-Poniatowski**, *Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México, **Instituto de Óptica, CSIC, Spain. 1MA12 "Qualitative and quantitative characterization of common analgesics using raman spectroscopy", J.L. Pérez, R. Gómez, V. Marquina, R. Ridaura, and M.L. Marquina, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México. 1MA13 "Transport properties of mechanically stable Co nanocontacts", R.K. Dumas, M.I. Montero, W.A.A. Macedo, G. Liu, and I.K. Schuller, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, USA. 1MA14 "Materials engineering of the Wafer-fused AlGaAs-GaAs-GaN heterojunction bipolar transistor", S. Estrada, U. Mishra, and E. Hu, Departments of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. 1MA15 "Direct observation of alloy scattering of two-dimensional electrons in AlxGa1-xAs", W. Li*, G.A. Csathy**, D.C. Tsui**, L.N. Pfeiffer***, and K.W. West***, *Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, **Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, ***Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, USA. 1MA16 "Interplay between Itinerant Ferromagnetism and Anderson Localization in III-V digital heterostructures", K.S. Burch, E.J. Singley, and D.N. Basov, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, USA.
1MA17 "Optical interaction Tb3+-Tb3+ and host → Tb3+ in SiO2-GeO2Na2O glasses", D. Tapia-Takaki, R. Iñiguez P., M.E. Alvarez R., Departmento de Física, Universidad de Sonora, Sonora, México. 1MB1 "Keck observations of intermediate-luminosity X-ray objects", D.S. Wong, A. Filippenko, and R. Chornock, Department of Astrophysics, UC Berkeley, USA. 1MB2 "The search for high-energy neutrinos form gamma-ray burst with the antartic muon and neutrino detector array", K. Kuehn (for the AMANDA collaboration), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, USA. 1MB3 "Space/time universe indicated by supernova data", L. Riofrio, Physics and Astronomy Department, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA. 1MB4 "Prospects for measuring the W boson mass with CDF in Run IIa", O. Stelzer-Chilton and W. Trischuk, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, A. Kotwal, Duke University, Canada. 1MB5 "Testing the extended version of heavy-quark chiral perturbation theory", M. Savrov and B. Grinstein, Department of Physics, University of California, USA. 1MB6 "A precise measurement of the neutral pion lifetime via the Primakoff effect", M. Payen, Jefferson Laboratory, USA. 1MB7 "Test implementation of a distributed detector and control system for the atlas liquid argon calorimeter", C. Salazar, L. Hervás, and F. Varela, CUCEI-UdG, México. 1MB8 "Calibrated brane solutions of M-Theory", M. Emam, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. 1MC1 "Solution of Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann equation for Zwitterionics in spherical coordinates", M. Montante, M. Barboza-Flores, and V. Castaño, Departmento de Investigación en Física, Universidad de Sonora, Sonora, México. 1MC2 "Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", L. Smith, X. Chen. N. Wu, and A. Ignatiev, Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials, University of Houston, USA. 1MC3 "Coercive field in circular nanomagnets", J.J. Torres-Heredia, E. Muñoz-Sandoval, and F. Lopez Urias, Advanced Materials Departament, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, México.
1MC4 "Importance sampling for noise-induced phase jitter in soliton based DPSK transmission systems", E.T. Spiller(1) R.O. Moore(2), W.L. Kath(1), and C.J. McKinstrie(3), (1):Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, (2):Simon Fraser University, (3):Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technology, USA. 1MC5 "Non-volatile and reversible resistance change in colossal magnetoresistive thin films", C. Papagianni, A. Ignatiev, S. Liu, and N. Wu, Texas Center for Superconductivity and Advanced Materials, University of Houston, USA. 1MC6 "Atmospheric electric fields effects on the cosmic rays detected in Mexico City", L.X. González-Méndez, and J.F. Valdés-Galicia, Departamento de Investigaciones Solares y Planetarias, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAM, México. 1MD1 "The state of Latin American physical societies: lessons for the future", J.P. Pardo-Guerra, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México. 1MD2 "Physics and poetics", B. Gutiérrez-Medina, Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, USA.
Saturday October 25th
10:00-10:045 SESSION 2SA: Condensed Matter Physics Room Kabah – Holiday Inn Hotel 2SA1 "Computational modelling of strain localization in anisotropic materials", J.R. Smith, Q.H. Zuo, P.J. Maudlin, and F.L. Addessio, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Arizona University, and Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA. 2SA2 "Evidence for a reorientation transition in a two-dimensional dipolar antiferromagnetic Heinsenberg Model", A.M. Abu-Labdeh, and J.P. Whitehead, Department Physics and Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, K. De’Bell, Departament of Physical Science, University of Brunswick, and A.B. MacIsaac, Departament of Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, Canada. 2SA3 "Hysteresis measurements and fracture propagation at the subnanometer scale", J.V. Escobar and S. Putterman, Laboratory of Acustics and Low Temperature Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
2SA4 "Electron Raman scattering in semiconductor quantum well", R. Betancourt-Riera, R. Riera, R. Rosas, and J.L. Marín, Departamento de Investigación en Física, Universidad de Sonora, Sonora, México. 2SA5 "Fully-constrained DWBA calculations of low energy deuteron stripping", E.A. Hawk and J.A. McNeil, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA. 2SA6 "Nanoscale pattern evolution in Cl2 etching of textured GaAs (001) surfaces", R. Mar, J.H. Schimd, and T. Tiedje, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2SA7 "THz magnetic response from artificial materials", W.J. Padilla, D.N. Basov, and D.R. Smith, Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA. 10:00-10:45 SESSION 2SB: Plasma Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Statistical Physics Room Tulum – Holiday Inn Hotel 2SB1 "High efficiency trapping and 9S lifetime measurement of francium", E. Gómez, , S. Aubin, L.A. Orozco, and G.D. Sprouse, Department of Physics and Astronomy, State University of New York, USA. 2SB2 "Development of a dipole force trap for radioactive isotopes", E. Prime, TRIUMF, TRINAT, Canada. 2SB3 "In situ structure study of polyelectrolyte by AFM liquid-cell", J.L. Menchaca, B. Jachimska, F. Cuisinier, and E. Pérez, Instituto de Física Manuel Sandoval Vallarta, UASLP, México, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Federation de Recherche Odontologiques, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg Cedex, France. 2SB4 "The role of Physics at high energy densities in basic and applied sciences", T. Tierney, C.W. Barnes, S. Batha, J. Benage, N. Hoffman, M. Murillo, B. Peterson, D. Swift, B. Wilde, D. Wilson, and J. Workman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. 2SB5 "Liquid drop multifragmentation", S. Fernandez, C. Moukarzel, and J.C. Ruiz, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 2SB6 "Impulsively forced Faraday waves", A. Catlla1, M. Silber1 and J. Porter2, (1)Department of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences,
Northwestern University, USA, (2)School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. 2SB7 "The electron beam ion trap (EBIT) a powerful tool for both basic science and applied technology", A. Aguilar, and J.D. Gillaspy, Department of Physics, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA. 12:00-14:00 SESSION 3SA: Condensed Matter Physics Room Kabah – Holiday Inn Hotel 3SA1 "Scaling of the superconducting critical temperature with the Fermi surface in Al and C-doped MgB2", Omar de la Peña and Romeo de Coss, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 3SA2 "Multi-scale modelling of growth, interrupts and annealing of flat and textured (001) GaAs surfaces during molecular beam epitaxy", A. Ballestad, M. Adamcyk, B.J. Ruck, J.H. Schimd, and T. Tiedje, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 3SA3 "Diffusion and elastic energy measurements in sheared granular materials", B. Utter and R.P. Behringer, Department of Physics, Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Duke University, USA. 3SA4 "Electronic characterization of metallocene nanotube precursors: an ab-initio calculation", A.L. Elias-Arriaga, S. Baltazar, J.A. Rodriguez-Manzo, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, and A.H. Romero, Advanced Materials Departament, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, México. 3SA5 "Magnetization on impact structures", H. Ugalde, Physics Department, University of Toronto, Canada. 3SA6 "High mobility organic semiconductors", E.M. Loginova*, S.E. Syssoev*, M.V. Lobanov**, and M.E. Gershenson*, * Department of Physics and Astronomy, ** Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, USA. 3SA7 "Manipulation of self-assembled morphology in freely-standing polymer trilayer films", C.A. Murray, J.M. Thomas, and J.R. Dutcher, Department of Physics and the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute, University of Guelph, Canada. 3SA8 "Cr3+ ions and optical spectroscopy under high pressure in LiNbO3 and BeAlO3", S.I. Marquez, J.M. Hernández, H. Murrieta and S.E. Camarillo, Departament of Solid State, Institute of Physics UNAM, México. 3SA9 "Calculation of the Raman response function of high-temperature superconductors within the rotating antiferromagnetic theory", H.
Saadaoui, M. Azzouz, and K.C. Hewitt*, Physics and Astronomy Department, Laurentian University, * Department of Physics, Dalhuosie University, Canada. 3SA10 "A new critical state model for hard superconductors", C. RomeroSalazar and F. Perez-Rodriguez, Institute of Physics, UAP, Puebla, México. 12:00-14:00 SESSION 3SB: Applied Physics, Technology, and Biophysics Room Tulum – Holiday Inn Hotel 3SB1 "Optical projection microscopy of live cells", H. Sanabria, G. Cárdenas, L.T. Wood, and J.H. Miller Jr., Department of Physics, University of Houston, USA. 3SB2 "Implementation of a phototermical radiometry system for the study of dental pieces", M. Conde, F. Ortíz, and J.J. Alvarado-Gil, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 3SB3 "Simultaneous use of second-and third-harmonic generation and multiphoton excitation fluorescence microscopy for imaging cardiomyocytes", V. Brazda and C. Greenhalgh, , Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Toronto, Canada. 3SB4 "Simulating physics with quantum computers", R. Somma and G. Ortíz, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA. 3SB5 "Study of thermal properties of materials biomineralized in different crystalline phases induced by temperature", A. Hernández and J.J. Alvarado-Gil, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 3SB6 "Neutron activation analysis with Compton-Suppressed Germanium detectors", R. Gramer, and Partha Chowdhury, Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts, USA. 3SB7 "Modeling memory in microbes", S. Jones, Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Canada. 3SB8 "Measurements of local radii of curvature of a parabolic surface", J.F.M. Escobar-Romero, F.S. Granados-Agustin, and A. Cornejo-Rodriguez, Coordinacion de Optica, INAOE, Puebla, México. 3SB9 "Fiber optical sensor technology and its application", L. Xu, Mississippi State University, USA. 3SB10 "Merits of differential-phase modulation in fiber optic transmission", Y. Lizé, S. Lacroix, and N. Godbout, Départment de Génie Physique, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.
17:30-19:00 POSTER SESSION 2M: Condensed Matter Physics (2MA), Nanotechnology (2MB), Atomic and Molecular Physocs, Plasma Physics and Statistical Physics (2MC), Biophysics (2MD), and Mechanical Physics (2ME). Room Uxmal – Holiday Inn Hotel 2MA1 "Electronic structure of face-centered-cubic carbon: a firstprinciples study", Alejandro Tapia, Gabriel Murrieta, and Romeo de Coss, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 2MA2 "Crystallization of hard spheres in confinement", O. Carvente, Y. Nahamad, and J.C. Ruiz, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 2MA3 "A new road to ferrocene dissociation", S. Baltazar, A.L. ElíasArriaga, J.A. Rodríguez-Manzo, H. Terrones, M. Terrones and A.H. Romero, Advanced Materials Departament, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, México. 2MA4 "Diagonalization of a modified electron-phonon Hamiltonian in YbaCu3O7", J. Miranda and J. Mustre de León, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 2MA5 "Surface morphology evolution in thermal Cl2 etching of GaAs", J.H. Schmid, R. Mar, A. Ballestad, and T. Tiedje, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2MA6 "A model to analize cuprate superconductors under pressure", Y. Arredondo and M.A. Ortíz, Departamento de Física, UNAM, México. 2MA7 "Photoluminescence spectrum of infrared coupled multiple quantum wells", H. Rastegar, J. Meyer, S.R. Johnson, and Y.G. Sadofyev, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2MA8 "Up-conversion mechanisms ans spectroscopy of selective sites of Er3+ in a Bi12SiO20 crystal", A. Lira and U. Caldiño, Department of Physics, UAM-Iztapalapa, México. 2MA9 "Continuum and discrete models of vibrational properties in spheroidal Bi nanoparticles", J. Hernández-Rosas, E. Castaño, M. Picquart,
E. Haro Poniatowski, J.F. Morhange*, M. Jouanne*, and M. Kanehisha*, Departamento de Física, UAM-Iztapalapa, México, * Laboratoire de Phyique des Milieux Désordonnés, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France. 2MA10 "Production and characterization of wedge polymer films", J. Thomas, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada. 2MA11 "Interactions between two magnetic impurities located inside a quantum corral", P. Ojeda* and K. Hallberg**, *Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México, **Instituto Balseiro, Centro Atómico de Bariloche, CNEA, Argentina. 2MA12 "The Miller-Huse model with two couplings", R. RodríguezAchach, Department of Applied Physics, Cinvestav-Mérida, México. 2MA13 "Domain coarsening in electroconvection", C.N. Kamaga, , Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, USA. 2MA14 "Heavy fermion effective mass in the vortex state of a superconductor", E. Townsend, Department of Physics, Oregon State University, OR, USA. 2MA15 "Steady shear of plastic beads in a Couette geometry", M. Twardos, and M. Dennin, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, California, USA. 2MB1 "Production and characterization of a composite made of Ni-Zn-Cu ferrite by mechanical milling", B.R. Martinez-Guerrero and H.A. Calderon, Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, ESFM-IPN, México. 2MC1 "Multiphoton dissociation of dimethyl ether at 532 and 355 nm", E. Mejia-Ospino, I. Alvarez, and C. Cisneros, Centro de Ciencias Físicas, UNAM, Cuernavaca, México. 2MC2 "Atmospheric ethene in Mexico City", V. Altuzar, Departamento de Física, Cinvestav, México. 2MC3 "Mathematical modeling of isthermal frontal polymerization using free volume theory", D. Devadoss and V. Volpert, Department of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, USA. 2MC4 "New correlation effects in the electrical double layer for a size asymmetric electrolyte around a charged spherical colloid", G.I. GuerreroGarcia and E. Gonzalez-Tovar, Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, México.
2MC5 "Accuracy of laser-launched flyer technique for measuring equations of state", J. Niemczura, D. Paisley, and D. Swift, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA. 2MD1 "From histogram-mode to list-mode image reconstruction in high resolution positron emission tomographs", A. Rahmim, and V. Sossi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2MD2 "Network model for trabecular bones", A.C. Ramírez*, J.S. Espinoza-Ortíz*, C.S. Rajapakse*, and G.H. Gunaratne* **, * Department of Physics, University of Houston, USA, ** The Institute of Fundamentals Studies, Sri Lanka. 2MD3 "Cryogenic characterization of dilute nitride semiconducting crystals", D. Beaton and T. Tiedje, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2MD4 "How topology shapes the free energy landscape in protein folding", L. Chavez and J.N. Onuchic, Center of Theoretical Biological Physics and Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego, USA. 2MD5 "Calcium waves in a ring of coupled embryonic cells", J. Diaz and G. Martinez-Mekler, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, México. 2MD6 "Non-zero ionic size and the electrostatic attraction between likecharged membranes", Y. Li and B.Y. Ha, Department of Physics, University of Waterloo, Canada. 2MD7 "Microwave spectroscopy of polyunsatured phospholipid membranes", M. Kurylowicz, D. Broun, M. Bloom, and W.N. Hardy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2MD8 "Biology from a physicist’s perspective: shifting fields while remaining useful", S. Jackman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, USA. 2ME1 "The verlet algorithm with velocity dependent forces", R. EspejelMorales and A. Calles, Faculty of Sciences, National University of Mexico, México.
Sunday October 26th
10:45-11:45 SESSION 4SA: Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysics, and Astrophysics Room Kabah – Holiday Inn Hotel 4SA1 "Evidence of visible luminescence fom Si microstructures by pulsedIR laser irradiation in oxygen-rich atmospheres", J. Jiménez-Jarquín, J.L. Hernández-Pozos, E. Haro-Poniatowski, and M. Fernández-Guasti, Department of Physics, UAM-Iztapalapa, México. 4SA2 "A Brownian dynamics study of dense DNA brushes", J.F. Mercier, G.W. Slater, Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Canada. 4SA3 "A distinct spectral component in a gama-ray burst", M.M. González1,2, B.L. Dingus1,2, Y. Kaneko3, R.D. Preece3, C.D. Dermer4, and M.S. Briggs3, 1.Department of Physics, Physics Department, University of Winsconsin, Madison, 2. Los Alamos National Laboratory, 3. Physics Departament, University of Alabama in Huntsville, National Space Science and Technology Center, 4. Naval Research Laboratory, USA. 4SA4 "Synthesis of BCN nanotubes by a Mechano-Thermal Method", J.J. Velazquez, E. Muñoz-Sandoval, and H. Terrones, Advanced Materials Departament, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, México. 4SA5 "Field emission from metallic nanowires grown in nanoporous diblock copolymer thick films", O. Yavuzcetin, M. Bal, A. Ursache, K. McCarthy, J. Goldbach, T. Russell, and M. Tuominen, Department of Physics, Polymer Science and Engineering, UMASS-Amherst, USA. 4SA6 "Polypyrrole nanowires synthesis and electrical properties", J.M. Mativetsky, Department of Physics, McGill University, W.R. Datars, Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University, Canada.