The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox by Jeremi Szaniawski

By Jeremi Szaniawski

One of many final representatives of a model of significant, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced an important oeuvre exploring matters reminiscent of background, energy, reminiscence, kinship, loss of life, the human soul, and the accountability of the artist. via contextualization and shut readings of every of his function fiction motion pictures (broaching a lot of his documentaries within the process), this quantity finds a imaginative and prescient of Sokurov's motion pictures as both mournful and passionate, highbrow, and sensual, and likewise identifies in them a robust, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, along a trend of tensions and paradoxes. This ebook hence deals new keys to appreciate the lasting and ever-renewed charm of the Russian director's Janus-like and unusually dynamic cinema – a deeply unique and intricate physique of labor in discussion with the previous, the current and the longer term.

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3 Energy Transport The transport of energy deposited in a material by a g-ray interaction involves the movement of both electrons (e) and holes (h) through the crystal as well as the final recombination at the luminescent center [67]. In the best case, the net transport efficiency is ~40% (1/b term in Eq. 1), which is the key limiting factor for scintillator photon yield. Energy transport therefore is one of the fundamental aspects that determine the overall scintillator performance. , the proportionality of the number of scintillation photons produced per g-ray energy absorbed.

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Reprinted from Ref. 21, Copyright 2002, with permission from Elsevier. One particularly active avenue of such research pursues nanocomposite scintillators. Nanocomposites are a class of Introduction heterogeneous materials consisting of particles with nanometerscale dimensions embedded in a solid matrix (see Fig. 2). A subclass of nanocomposites are optical nanocomposites that are designed such that ultraviolet (UV), visible, or near-infrared light can propagate through them with minimal optical scattering.

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