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Best of 2011 in Science/Technology

Several popular publications have compiled lists of the most important people, events, and discoveries in the world of science for 2011:

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James Baker-Jarvis, In Memoriam

Citation Metrics for James Baker-Jarvis

41 articles in Web of Science, 1984-2010
Times Cited: 1130
Citing articles: 959
Avg. cites/item:27.56
h-index: 15

146 works in Google Scholar, 1984-2010 (analyzed via Publish or Perish)
Times cited: 1994
Avg. cites/year: 68.76
Avg. cites/item: 13.66
h-index: 19

James Baker-Jarvis died suddenly when high winds blew a large tree branch through his windshield. During his 22 years at NIST, Jim was a frequent library user, and he will be missed.

Stock photo James Baker-Jarvis

He was born in Minneapolis, MN, and earned a B.S. in Mathematics in 1975 and M.S. in Physics in 1980 from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul. Jim received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, in 1984. His teaching experience includes one year as an Associated Western Universities Postdoctoral Fellow, followed by two years as a temporary Assistant Professor with the University of Wyoming Physics Department, then as Assistant Professor of physics at North Dakota State University, Fargo.

While at NIST, he was a two-time Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award recipient, and a 2010 IEEE Fellow for contributions to dielectric measurement and analysis of microwave measurement structures.

Jim wrote and contributed to over 100 journal articles, tech reports, conference proceedings, and book chapters in such areas as dielectric and magnetic measurements, electromagnetics, kinetic theory of fracture, hydrodynamics, heat transfer, maximum-entropy methods, and numerical modeling. A citation analysis  of Baker-Jarvis’ work demonstrates his contribution to the scientific community. His research is used by a variety of prestigious institutions including: NASA, Penn State, Russian Academy of Sciences, SUNY Binghamton, Tsinghua University, Tufts University, Warsaw University of Technology, and University of Western Australia.

Baker-Jarvis' Top Ten Most-Cited Publications, from Web of Science


Average Citations
per Year

1. "Improved technique for determining complex permittivity with the transmission reflection method." Bakerjarvis J; Vanzura EJ; Kissick WA. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, V. 38, No. 8, 1096-1103, Aug 1990.  DOI: 10.1109/22.57336 220 9.57
2. "A dielectric resonator for measurements of complex permittivity of low loss dielectric materials as a function of temperature." Krupka J; Derzakowski K; Riddle B; et al. Measurement Science & Technology, V. 9, No. 10, 1751-1756, Oct 1998.  DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/9/10/015     154 10.27
3. "A double negative (DNG) composite medium composed of magnetodielectric spherical particles embedded in a matrix." Holloway CL; Kuester EF; Baker-Jarvis J; et al. IEEE transactions on antennas and propagation, V. 51, No. 10, 2596-2603, Part 1, Oct 2003. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2003.817563   134 13.40
4. "Analysis of an open-ended coaxial probe with lift-off for nondestructive testing." Bakerjarvis J; Janezic MD; Domich PD; et al. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, V. 43, No. 5, 711-718, Oct 1994. DOI: 10.1109/19.328897   69 3.63
5. "Intercomparison of permittivity measurements using the transmission/reflection method in 7-mm coaxial transmission-lines." Vanzura EJ; Bakerjarvis JR; Grosvenor JH; et al. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, V. 42, No. 11, 2063-2070, Nov 1994.   DOI: 10.1109/22.330120    64 3.37
6. "Applicability of effective medium theory to ferroelectric/ferrimagnetic composites with composition and frequency-dependent complex permittivities and permeabilities." Mantese JV; Micheli AL; Dungan DF; et al. Journal of Applied Physics, V. 79, No. 3, 1655-1660, Feb 1 1996. DOI: 10.1063/1.361010 61 3.59
7. "Dielectric characterization of low-loss materials - A comparison of techniques." Baker-Jarvis J; Geyer RG; Grosvenor JH; et al. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, V. 5, No. 4, 571-577, Aug 1998.  DOI: 10.1109/94.708274  59 3.93
8. "Uncertainty of complex permittivity measurements by split-post dielectric resonator technique." Krupka J; Gregory AP; Rochard OC; et al. Meeting of the Microwave Materials and their Applications 2000, Bled, Slovenia, Aug 30-Sep 02, 2000. Journal Of The European Ceramic Society, V. 21, No. 15, 2673-2676, 2001.  DOI: 10.1016/S0955-2219(01)00343-0 44 3.67
9. "Full-wave analysis of a split-cylinder resonator for nondestructive permittivity measurements." Janezic MD; Baker-Jarvis J. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, V. 47, No. 10, 2014-2020, Oct 1999 . DOI: 10.1109/22.795077  41 2.93
10. "Complex permittivity measurements of common plastics over variable temperatures." Riddle B; Baker-Jarvis J; Krupka J. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, V. 51, No. 3, 727-733, Mar 2003. DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2003.808730 35 3.50

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Durham HepData Project

The Durham HepData Project is a high-energy physics (HEP) data repository maintained by Durham University in the UK. Features include: British Science and Technologies Facilities Council

The DurHam HepData Project is funded by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council.

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5 Must-Have Apps for SciVerse

Elsevier LogoElsevier has introduced five new free apps for its ScienceDirect journal platform:

These and other apps are available by clicking "Applications" from the crumbtrail at the top of the page of any journal on the ScienceDirect platform.

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Boulder Labs Library Budget

The Boulder Labs Library FY12 budget was cut by 20%. The impact of these cuts to library research services is as follows:

Journal Subscriptions: All journal subscriptions have been converted to online only, unless an electronic version is unavailable.  Ninety-three journal titles have been eliminated (list of dropped journals). Library staff made every attempt to keep the most used and relevant research journals.

Books: The book acquisition budget has been reduced by 40%.

Bound Journals: As part of the transition to a future all-digital library, the BOD has asked the library staff to examine the need to keep the existing bound journals. An analysis is currently underway to investigate usage patterns, cost of purchasing electronic back-file access and options to participate in a federal library cooperative archive. If you have any comments about use of the library’s print journal collection please send them to the Library Director, Dottie Anderson.

As always, the Library staff will continue to support your research needs. Materials not available in the library are available via ILLiad. We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.  

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