Apr 212014
 

I recently decided that I ought to have a canonical set of colors to use in my publications and so I came up with the following seven colors:

Color palette

Here are gnuplot definitions of lines using these colors. Feel free to use this set, and if you have suggestion on how to improve it, let me know!

# Canonical colors - full line
set style line 1 lc rgb '#000000' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # black
set style line 2 lc rgb '#16469D' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # dark blue
set style line 3 lc rgb '#BD202D' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # red
set style line 4 lc rgb '#00A14B' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # green
set style line 5 lc rgb '#4B96D1' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # light blue
set style line 6 lc rgb '#F16521' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # orange
set style line 7 lc rgb '#9F6EAF' lt 1 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # light purple
# Canonical colors - dashed line
set style line 11 lc rgb '#000000' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # black
set style line 12 lc rgb '#16469D' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # dark blue
set style line 13 lc rgb '#BD202D' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # red
set style line 14 lc rgb '#00A14B' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # green
set style line 15 lc rgb '#4B96D1' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # light blue
set style line 16 lc rgb '#F16521' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # orange
set style line 17 lc rgb '#9F6EAF' lt 2 lw 3.0 ps 0.5 pt 7 # light purple

 April 21, 2014  Research, Tips No Responses »
Sep 272011
 

It has been a month since I moved to New Haven to start a postdoc at Yale. Research is going well, I am going to work on a completely new topic, the scattering of vibrationally excited molecules on metal surfaces. It’s a pretty complicated problem and I think it is going to be fun to work on it. Right now I am working on some experiments done by the Wodtke group. They essentially scatter vibrationally excited NO on a gold surface, Au(111) (see picture). One of the most interesting aspect of these experiments is that the NO can transfer the energy of 5-7 vibrational levels to excite and eject one electron from the surface. This in a bit counter intuitive since one would expect NO to transfer vibrational energy one quantum at a time and excite several electrons (think of the photoelectric effect). I hope to help solve this puzzle.

 September 27, 2011  Research 2 Responses »