Degree Day Calculations Dr. Nikki Rothwell, District Fruit IPM Educator
. For example, if the min/max thermometer indicates a low of 45 degrees F and a high of 75 degrees F F, then 10 degree days would have accumulated. Check your thermometer and make this calculation each toward your target number. Minimum and maximum temperatures should be recorded from a Min/Max thermometer
Reports and Publications (EIA)
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Weather-related energy use, in the form of heating, cooling, and ventilation, accounted for more than 40% of all delivered energy use in residential and commercial buildings in 2006. Given the relatively large amount of energy affected by ambient temperature in the buildings sector, the Energy Information Administration has reevaluated what it considers normal weather for purposes of projecting future energy use for heating, cooling, and ventilation. The Annual Energy Outlook 2008, estimates of normal heating and cooling degree-days are based on the population-weighted average for the 10-year period from 1997 through 2006.
Variable-base heating and cooling degree-day data for 24 Saudi Arabian cities
Al-Homoud, M.S. [King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia). Dept. of Architectural Engineering
1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Degree-day data are fundamental for simplified energy calculations. For Saudi Arabia the data necessary for simplified energy analysis are lacking, and the need of designers, engineers, and researchers in the building sector for such data as heating and cooling degree-days is growing. Weather data are available for many Saudi cities but not in a format usable by building designers and engineers. This paper presents variable-base heating and cooling degree-days is growing. Weather data are available for many Saudi cities but not in a format usable by building designers and engineers. This paper presents variable-base heating and cooling degree-day data for 24 Saudi locations based on long-term monthly average temperatures. These data will be of great help in performing simplified energy calculations for Saudi buildings.
Fisher, Anthony C.
California, climate change is likely to affect agriculture in two distinct ways. One pathway is the directWater Availability, Degree Days, and the Potential Impact of Climate Change on Irrigated influences on value such as soil quality, to examine the potential effects of climate change on irrigated
Normal matter storage of antiprotons
Campbell, L.J.
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Various simple issues connected with the possible storage of anti p in relative proximity to normal matter are discussed. Although equilibrium storage looks to be impossible, condensed matter systems are sufficiently rich and controllable that nonequilibrium storage is well worth pursuing. Experiments to elucidate the anti p interactions with normal matter are suggested. 32 refs.
ccsd00003444, Jordan Normal and Rational Normal
that the characteristic polynomial can be fully factorized (see e.g. Fortuna-Gianni for rational normal forms
Normal Curvature . . . Geodesic Curvature . . .
Gallier, Jean
Normal Curvature . . . Geodesic Curvature . . . Home Page Title Page Page 683 of 711 Go Back Full quadratic form associated with a surface. #12;Normal Curvature . . . Geodesic Curvature . . . Home Page Title Page Page 684 of 711 Go Back Full Screen Close Quit The component g is called the geodesic
Conformal Deformation from Normal to Hermitian Random Matrix Ensembles
Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti
2009-09-04T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the eigenvalues statistics of ensembles of normal random matrices when their order N tends to infinite. In the model the eigenvalues have uniform density within a region determined by a simple analytic polynomial curve. We study the conformal deformations of normal random ensembles to Hermitian random ensembles and give sufficient conditions for the latter to be a Wigner ensemble.
A Simple Holographic Insulator
Eric Mefford; Gary T. Horowitz
2014-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
We present a simple holographic model of an insulator. Unlike most previous holographic insulators, the zero temperature infrared geometry is completely nonsingular. Both the low temperature DC conductivity and the optical conductivity at zero temperature satisfy power laws with the same exponent, given by the scaling dimension of an operator in the IR. Changing a parameter in the model converts it from an insulator to a conductor with a standard Drude peak.
Insolation data manual and direct normal solar radiation data manual
none,
1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Insolation Data Manual presents monthly averaged data which describes the availability of solar radiation at 248 National Weather Service (NWS) stations, principally in the United States. Monthly and annual average daily insolation and temperature values have been computed from a base of 24--25 years of data, generally from 1952--1975, and listed for each location. Insolation values represent monthly average daily totals of global radiation on a horizontal surface and are depicted using the three units of measurement: kJ/m{sup 2} per day, Btu/ft{sup 2} per day and langleys per day. Average daily maximum, minimum and monthly temperatures are provided for most locations in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Heating and cooling degree-days were computed relative to a base of 18.3 C (65 F). For each station, global {bar K}{sub T} (cloudiness index) values were calculated on a monthly and annual basis. Global {bar K}{sub T} is an index of cloudiness and indicates fractional transmittance of horizontal radiation, from the top of the atmosphere to the earth's surface. The second section of this volume presents long-term monthly and annual averages of direct normal solar radiation for 235 NWS stations, including a discussion of the basic derivation process. This effort is in response to a generally recognized need for reliable direct normal data and the recent availability of 23 years of hourly averages for 235 stations. The relative inaccessibility of these data on microfiche further justifies reproducing at least the long-term averages in a useful format. In addition to a definition of terms and an overview of the ADIPA model, a discussion of model validation results is presented.
Table 26. Natural gas home customer-weighted heating degree days
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Making the Simple Case Simple Michael L. Scott
Scott, Michael L.
Making the Simple Case Simple Michael L. Scott University of Rochester October 2009 that students have great difficulty with the subject. Much of the pedagogical problem, I believe, stems from instruction. So what should we be doing in the classroom? I suggest 4 concrete principles: (1) Make it easy
Advances in target normal sheath acceleration theory
Passoni, M.; Sgattoni, A. [Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, and Sezione di Milano INFN, Milan (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, and Sezione di Milano INFN, Milan (Italy); Perego, C. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)] [Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy); Batani, D. [Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR 5107, F-33405 Talence (France) [Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications), UMR 5107, F-33405 Talence (France); Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Milano, and Sezione di Milano INFN, Milan (Italy)
2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
A theoretical model of the Target Normal Sheath Acceleration (TNSA) process, able to go beyond the limits of available descriptions, is developed. It allows to achieve a more satisfactory interpretation of TNSA. The theory, also supported by two dimensional particle-in-cell simulations, elucidates the role played by the main laser and target parameters. Comparison between model predictions and experimental data related to the target thickness dependence of the maximum ion energy is discussed, showing satisfactory agreement. The model can be used as a simple but effective tool to guide the design of future experiments.
FLUCTUATIONS AND SIMPLE CHAOTIC DYNAMICS
FLUCTUATIONS AND SIMPLE CHAOTIC DYNAMICS J.P. CRUTCHFIELD and J.D. FARMER Physics Board of Studies FLUCTUATIONS AND SIMPLE CHAOTIC DYNAMICS J.P. CRUTCHFIELD and J.D. FARMER* Physics Board of Studies, Universiiy anharmonic oscillator 76 2. Dynamics in the absence of fluctuations 48 Appendix B. Characteristic exponents
Simple ocean carbon cycle models
Caldeira, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Hoffert, M.I. [New York Univ., NY (United States). Dept. of Earth System Sciences; Siegenthaler, U. [Bern Univ. (Switzerland). Inst. fuer Physik
1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Simple ocean carbon cycle models can be used to calculate the rate at which the oceans are likely to absorb CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere. For problems involving steady-state ocean circulation, well calibrated ocean models produce results that are very similar to results obtained using general circulation models. Hence, simple ocean carbon cycle models may be appropriate for use in studies in which the time or expense of running large scale general circulation models would be prohibitive. Simple ocean models have the advantage of being based on a small number of explicit assumptions. The simplicity of these ocean models facilitates the understanding of model results.
Oddelek za ziko Normal modes in the atmosphere
Â?umer, Slobodan
weather prediction. In section 3 I concentrate on the normal modes of a very simple model, shallow water #12;Numerical weather prediction is an initial condition problem. That means we need ini- tial-gravity waves just play their role, but in numerical models of the atmosphere, they can cause huge problems. 1
SIMPLE WILD L-PACKETS INTRODUCTION
SIMPLE WILD L-PACKETS INTRODUCTION The local Langlands correspondence predicts a relationship of them, which they call simple wild parameters, and determine much of their structure. Their study also then conjecture that the two classes Â the simple wild parameters and the simple supercuspidal representa- tions
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Soares, Marcelo B. (New York, NY); Efstratiadis, Argiris (Englewood, NJ)
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form comprising: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3' noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to moderate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library.
Soares, M.B.; Efstratiadis, A.
1997-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form comprising: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3{prime} noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to moderate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library. 4 figs.
Quantization of simple parametrized systems
G. Ruffini
2005-11-16T23:59:59.000Z
I study the canonical formulation and quantization of some simple parametrized systems, including the non-relativistic parametrized particle and the relativistic parametrized particle. Using Dirac's formalism I construct for each case the classical reduced phase space and study the dependence on the gauge fixing used. Two separate features of these systems can make this construction difficult: the actions are not invariant at the boundaries, and the constraints may have disconnected solution spaces. The relativistic particle is affected by both, while the non-relativistic particle displays only by the first. Analyzing the role of canonical transformations in the reduced phase space, I show that a change of gauge fixing is equivalent to a canonical transformation. In the relativistic case, quantization of one branch of the constraint at the time is applied and I analyze the electromagenetic backgrounds in which it is possible to quantize simultaneously both branches and still obtain a covariant unitary quantum theory. To preserve unitarity and space-time covariance, second quantization is needed unless there is no electric field. I motivate a definition of the inner product in all these cases and derive the Klein-Gordon inner product for the relativistic case. I construct phase space path integral representations for amplitudes for the BFV and the Faddeev path integrals, from which the path integrals in coordinate space (Faddeev-Popov and geometric path integrals) are derived.
MPRINT: VAX printing made simple
Worlton, T.
1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Users with stand-alone personal computers and personal printers usually find printing simple, but on a VAX computer or VAX cluster there may be many printers of different types located in different areas. The print queues set up for these printers may require different form qualifiers and may not all be able to print all documents. This article describes the basic steps a VAX system manager should take in setting up and managing print queues on a VAX and tells how to access these queues from a VAX, Unix, Macintosh, or DOS Computer. It gives a basic overview, but includes several helpful items that are obscure or completely undocumented. Following this overview, there is a description of a Fortran program, MPRINT, written to simplify printing for users. The MPRINT program simplifies the choice of printers and print forms for users of VAX print queues by allowing them to select from a one line per queue menu. The menu includes queue descriptions and only lists printers which can correctly print the specified file. MPRINT selects the correct form to use based on file type and maximum record length of the file. MPRINT may be useful at your site, and provides examples of a number of system services. MPRINT includes routines to do a user open of a file and get information from the File and Record Access Blocks (FAB and RAB), and a routine to obtain information about print queues. There are also routines to parse a file name, detab a character buffer, and trim trailing nulls and blanks from a character string.
Cascaded target normal sheath acceleration
Wang, W. P.; Shen, B. F.; Zhang, X. M.; Wang, X. F.; Xu, J. C.; Zhao, X. Y.; Yu, Y. H.; Yi, L. Q.; Shi, Y.; Zhang, L. G.; Xu, T. J.; Xu, Z. Z. [State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of High Field Laser Physics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)
2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
A cascaded target normal sheath acceleration (TNSA) scheme is proposed to simultaneously increase energy and improve energy spread of a laser-produced mono-energetic proton beam. An optimum condition that uses the maximum sheath field to accelerate the center of the proton beam is theoretically found and verified by two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations. An initial 10 MeV proton beam is accelerated to 21 MeV with energy spread decreased from 5% to 2% under the optimum condition during the process of the cascaded TNSA. The scheme opens a way to scale proton energy lineally with laser energy.
Combinatorics and Boson normal ordering: A gentle introduction
Blasiak, P; Penson, K A; Solomon, A I; Duchamp, G H E
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss a general combinatorial framework for operator ordering problems by applying it to the normal ordering of the powers and exponential of the boson number operator. The solution of the problem is given in terms of Bell and Stirling numbers enumerating partitions of a set. This framework reveals several inherent relations between ordering problems and combinatorial objects, and displays the analytical background to Wick's theorem. The methodology can be straightforwardly generalized from the simple example given herein to a wide class of operators.
Combinatorics and Boson normal ordering: A gentle introduction
P. Blasiak; A. Horzela; K. A. Penson; A. I. Solomon; G. H. E. Duchamp
2007-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss a general combinatorial framework for operator ordering problems by applying it to the normal ordering of the powers and exponential of the boson number operator. The solution of the problem is given in terms of Bell and Stirling numbers enumerating partitions of a set. This framework reveals several inherent relations between ordering problems and combinatorial objects, and displays the analytical background to Wick's theorem. The methodology can be straightforwardly generalized from the simple example given herein to a wide class of operators.
Evolution of simple configurations of gravitating gas
G. P. Pronko
2011-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
We considered the dynamics of gravitating gas - a continuous media with peculiar properties. The exact solutions of its Euler equations for simple initial conditions is obtained.
Why tropes cannot be metaphysically simple
Hellwig, Heinrik Ziehm
2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
is crucial to discussions of the composition of single objects. Simples, if real, are the basic units that, when combined in various ways, make up all other objects. Keith Campbell claims that tropes—particularized properties—can be simple. In this essay I... and what conditions must hold for a simple to be basic. Then in Section 3 I explain the nature of tropes and sketch out the parameters of Campbell’s trope ontology. In Section 4 I argue that simple tropes actually have universal properties as parts...
MORPHISMS OF SIMPLE TRACIALLY AF ALGEBRAS 1 ...
2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
the UCT and reproves Huaxin Lin's theorem on the classification of nuclear tracially AF ... A deep conjecture of Elliott asserts that the simple separable nuclear ...
Bifurcations and Chaos in Simple Dynamical Systems
Mrs. T. Theivasanthi
2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
Chaos is an active research subject in the fields of science in recent years. it is a complex and an erratic behavior that is possible in very simple systems. in the present day, the chaotic behavior can be observed in experiments. Many studies have been made in chaotic dynamics during the past three decades and many simple chaotic systems have been discovered. in this work-bifurcations and chaos in simple dynamical systems - the behavior of some simple dynamical systems is studied by constructing mathematical models. investigations are made on the periodic orbits for continuous maps and idea of sensitive dependence on initial conditions,which is the hallmark of chaos, is obtained.
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF TWO SIMPLE DYNAMICAL MODELS FOR THE HUMAN GAIT
Llanos, Diego R.
and expenditure energy for the human body in normal walking models. Both models allow us to adapt a vector the adaptability of the subject to the environment in a reactive way . The high complexity of biomechanical modelsBIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF TWO SIMPLE DYNAMICAL MODELS FOR THE HUMAN GAIT J.Finat1 , F.Montoya2
Entropy production by simple electrical circuits
E. N. Miranda; S. Nikolskaia
2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
The entropy production by simple electrical circuits (R, RC, RL) is analyzed. It comes out that the entropy production is minimal, in agreement with a well known theorem due to Prigogine. In this way, it is wrong a recent result by Zupanovic, Juretic and Botric (Physica Review E 70, 056198) who claimed that the entropy production in simple electrical circuits is a maximum
A Simple Model of Offshore Outsourcing,
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
A Simple Model of Offshore Outsourcing, Technology Upgrading and Welfare Jaewon JUNG THEMA Simple Model of Offshore Outsourcing, Technology Upgrading and Welfare Jaewon Jung and Jean Mercenier in the North as making explicit offshore outsourcing decisions to cheap-labor economies. Globalization results
Turing's normal numbers: towards randomness Veronica Becher
presumably in 1938 Alan Turing gave an algorithm that produces real numbers normal to every integer base- putable normal numbers, and this result should be attributed to Alan Turing. His manuscript entitled "A
SMITH NORMAL FORM AND LAPLACIANS DINO LORENZINI
Lorenzini, Dino J.
SMITH NORMAL FORM AND LAPLACIANS DINO LORENZINI Abstract. Let M denote the Laplacian matrix of a graph G. Associated with G is a finite group (G), obtained from the Smith normal form of M, and whose /Im(M). This group can be computed in practice using the Smith normal form of M, as follows. Given any
Combinatorial Maps with Normalized Knot Dainis ZEPS
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
Combinatorial Maps with Normalized Knot Dainis ZEPS Abstract We consider combinatorial maps's normalization doesn't affect combinatorial map what concerns its generality. Knot's normalization leads to more concise numeration of corners in maps, e.g., odd or even corners allow easy to follow distinguished cycles
Mandelis, Andreas
Self-normalized photothermal technique for accurate thermal diffusivity measurements in thin metal method for measuring thermal diffusivity of thin metal layers has been implemented using two experimental of this method, simple experimental criteria have been developed to ascertain that a purely thermal-diffusion
Lambda hyperonic effect on the normal driplines
C. Samanta; P. Roy Chowdhury; D. N. Basu
2008-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
A generalized mass formula is used to calculate the neutron and proton drip lines of normal and lambda hypernuclei treating non-strange and strange nuclei on the same footing. Calculations suggest existence of several bound hypernuclei whose normal cores are unbound. Addition of Lambda or, Lambda-Lambda hyperon(s) to a normal nucleus is found to cause shifts of the neutron and proton driplines from their conventional limits.
AUGUSTOSAGNOTTI ScuolaNormaleSuperiore-Pisa
Abbondandolo, Alberto
JoelScherk,unfisicodell'Eco- le Normale SupÃ©rieure di Parigi scomparso prematuramente nel- l'80. La stessa Teoria, creata nel 1968
Abbondandolo, Alberto
funzione che in Francia viene svolta dalla gemella Ã?cole Normale SupÃ©rieure di Parigi. A questa antica
Conformal Universality in Normal Matrix Ensembles
Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti
2009-09-18T23:59:59.000Z
A remarkable property of Hermitian ensembles is their universal behavior, that is, once properly rescaled the eigenvalue statistics does not depend on particularities of the ensemble. Recently, normal matrix ensembles have attracted increasing attention, however, questions on universality for these ensembles still remain under debate. We analyze the universality properties of random normal ensembles. We show that the concept of universality used for Hermitian ensembles cannot be directly extrapolated to normal ensembles. Moreover, we show that the eigenvalue statistics of random normal matrices with radially symmetric potential can be made universal under a conformal transformation.
Grimbleby, James
A Simple Algorithm for Closed-Loop Control of Stepping Motors IEE Proc. - Electr. Power Appl of Reading Whiteknights PO Box 225 Reading RG6 2AY ABSTRACT Stepping motors are normally operated without feedback. A simple control algorithm is developed which allows a stepping motor to operate effectively
Extremal unital completely positive normal maps
Anilesh Mohari
2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z
We study the convex set of unital completely positive normal map on a von-Neumann algebra and find a necessary and sufficient condition for an element in the convex set to be extremal. We also deal with the same problem for the convex subset which admits a faithful normal state.
Normalizing the causality between time series
Liang, X San
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recently, a rigorous yet concise formula has been derived to evaluate the information flow, and hence the causality in a quantitative sense, between time series. To assess the importance of a resulting causality, it needs to be normalized. The normalization is achieved through distinguishing three types of fundamental mechanisms that govern the marginal entropy change of the flow recipient. A normalized or relative flow measures its importance relative to other mechanisms. In analyzing realistic series, both absolute and relative information flows need to be taken into account, since the normalizers for a pair of reverse flows belong to two different entropy balances; it is quite normal that two identical flows may differ a lot in relative importance in their respective balances. We have reproduced these results with several autoregressive models. We have also shown applications to a climate change problem and a financial analysis problem. For the former, reconfirmed is the role of the Indian Ocean Dipole as ...
NISTIR 5689 A Simple Method of Composition
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
column into the typical suction accumulator used by residential heat pumps. A U.S. patent has beenNISTIR 5689 A Simple Method of Composition Shifting with a Distillation Column for a Heat Pump with a Distillation Column for a Heat Pump Employing a Zeotropic Refrigerant Mixture Peter I. Rothfleisch July 1995
The OSIMIS Platform: Making OSI Management Simple
Bhatti, Saleem N.
and SNMP [Pav93a] while a similar approach for integrating OSI management and the OMG CORBA frame- work1 The OSIMIS Platform: Making OSI Management Simple George Pavlou, Kevin McCarthy, Saleem Bhatti.ucl.ac.uk Abstract The OSIMIS (OSI Management Information Service) platform provides the foundation for the quick
Note: A novel normalization scheme for laser-based plasma x-ray sources
Zhang, B. B.; Sun, D. R.; Tao, Y., E-mail: taoy@ihep.ac.cn [Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Sun, S. S. [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100090 (China)
2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
A kHz repetition rate laser pump-X-ray probe system for ultrafast X-ray diffraction is set up based on a laser-driven plasma X-ray source. A simple and reliable normalization approach has been developed to minimize the impact of large X-ray pulse intensity fluctuation on data quality. It utilizes one single X-ray area detector to record both sample and reference signals simultaneously. Performance of this novel normalization method is demonstrated in reflectivity oscillation measurement of a superlattice sample at sub-ps resolution.
A Simple, Accurate Model for Alkyl Adsorption on Late Transition...
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on Late Transition Metals. A Simple, Accurate Model for Alkyl Adsorption on Late Transition Metals. Abstract: A simple model that predicts the adsorption energy of an...
Simple Cosmological Model with Relativistic Gas
Guilherme de Berredo-Peixoto; Ilya L. Shapiro; Flavia Sobreira
2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
We construct simple and useful approximation for the relativistic gas of massive particles. The equation of state is given by an elementary function and admits analytic solution of the Friedmann equation, including more complex cases when the relativistic gas of massive particles is considered together with radiation or with dominating cosmological constant. The model of relativistic gas may be interesting for the description of primordial Universe, especially as a candidate for the role of a Dark Matter.
GENERATION AND RANDOM GENERATION: FROM SIMPLE GROUPS TO MAXIMAL SUBGROUPS
Burness, Tim
GENERATION AND RANDOM GENERATION: FROM SIMPLE GROUPS TO MAXIMAL SUBGROUPS TIMOTHY C. BURNESS of generators for G. It is well known that d(G) = 2 for all (non-abelian) finite simple groups. We prove that d investigate the random generation of maximal subgroups of simple and almost simple groups. By applying
Computing Instantaneous Frequency by normalizing Hilbert Transform
Huang, Norden E.
2005-05-31T23:59:59.000Z
This invention presents Normalized Amplitude Hilbert Transform (NAHT) and Normalized Hilbert Transform(NHT), both of which are new methods for computing Instantaneous Frequency. This method is designed specifically to circumvent the limitation set by the Bedorsian and Nuttal Theorems, and to provide a sharp local measure of error when the quadrature and the Hilbert Transform do not agree. Motivation for this method is that straightforward application of the Hilbert Transform followed by taking the derivative of the phase-angle as the Instantaneous Frequency (IF) leads to a common mistake made up to this date. In order to make the Hilbert Transform method work, the data has to obey certain restrictions.
A simple model of spontaneous emission
Krzysztof Piotr Wójcik
2012-03-31T23:59:59.000Z
We present a very simple model of a spontaneous emission from a two-level atom, interacting with a field of a finite number of states. Such a process is often said to occur because of the large number of equally-probable states of environment. We show that in our model increasing the number of field states may and may not cause a practically permanent emission, depending on the details of the model. We also describe how irreversibility emerges with growing number of states. Mathematical tools are reduced to a necessary minimum and hopefully can be well understood by undergraduate students.
Introducing Protein Folding Using Simple Models
D. Thirumalai; D. K. Klimov
2001-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss recent theoretical developments in the study of simple lattice models of proteins. Such models are designed to understand general features of protein structures and mechanism of folding. Among the topics covered are (i) the use of lattice models to understand the selection of the limited set of viable protein folds; (ii) the relationship between structure and sequence spaces; (iii) the application of lattice models for studying folding mechanisms (topological frustration, kinetic partitioning mechanism). Classification of folding scenarios based on the intrinsic thermodynamic properties of a sequence (namely, the collapse and folding transition temperatures) is outlined. A brief discussion of random heteropolymer model is also presented.
A simple family of nonadditive quantum codes
John A. Smolin; Graeme Smith; Stephanie Wehner
2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Most known quantum codes are additive, meaning the codespace can be described as the simultaneous eigenspace of an abelian subgroup of the Pauli group. While in some scenarios such codes are strictly suboptimal, very little is understood about how to construct nonadditive codes with good performance. Here we present a family of nonadditive quantum codes for all odd blocklengths, n, that has a particularly simple form. Our codes correct single qubit erasures while encoding a higher dimensional space than is possible with an additive code or, for n of 11 or greater, any previous codes.
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Drift estimation from a simple field theory
Mendes, F. M.; Figueiredo, A. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Brasilia, CP: 04455, 70919-970-Brasilia (Brazil)
2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
Given the outcome of a Wiener process, what can be said about the drift and diffusion coefficients? If the process is stationary, these coefficients are related to the mean and variance of the position displacements distribution. However, if either drift or diffusion are time-dependent, very little can be said unless some assumption about that dependency is made. In Bayesian statistics, this should be translated into some specific prior probability. We use Bayes rule to estimate these coefficients from a single trajectory. This defines a simple, and analytically tractable, field theory.
Local Energy Landscape in a Simple Liquid
Takuya Iwashita; Takeshi Egami
2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z
It is difficult to relate the properties of liquids and glasses directly to their structure because of complexity in the structure which defies precise definition. The potential energy landscape (PEL) approach is a very insightful way to conceptualize the structure-property relationship in liquids and glasses, particularly on the effect of temperature and history. However, because of the highly multi-dimensional nature of the PEL it is hard to determine, or even visualize, the actual details of the energy landscape. In this article we introduce a modified concept of the local energy landscape (LEL) which is limited in phase space, and demonstrate its usefulness using molecular dynamics simulation on a simple liquid at high temperatures. The local energy landscape is given as a function of the local coordination number, the number of the nearest neighbor atoms. The excitations in the LEL corresponds to the so-called beta-relaxation process. The LEL offers a simple but useful starting point to discuss complex phenomena in liquids and glasses.
1 1 A Harmonic Approach for Calculating Daily Temperature Normals Constrained by2 Homogenized a constrained harmonic technique that forces the daily30 temperature normals to be consistent with the monthly, or harmonic even though the annual march of temperatures for some locations can be highly asymmetric. Here, we
A Simple HCCI Engine Model for Control
Killingsworth, N; Aceves, S; Flowers, D; Krstic, M
2006-06-29T23:59:59.000Z
The homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine is an attractive technology because of its high efficiency and low emissions. However, HCCI lacks a direct combustion trigger making control of combustion timing challenging, especially during transients. To aid in HCCI engine control we present a simple model of the HCCI combustion process valid over a range of intake pressures, intake temperatures, equivalence ratios, and engine speeds. The model provides an estimate of the combustion timing on a cycle-by-cycle basis. An ignition threshold, which is a function of the in-cylinder motored temperature and pressure is used to predict start of combustion. This model allows the synthesis of nonlinear control laws, which can be utilized for control of an HCCI engine during transients.
A Simple shower and matching algorithm
Giele, Walter T.; /Fermilab; Kosower, David A.; /Saclay, SPhT; Skands, Peter Z.; /Fermilab
2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a simple formalism for parton-shower Markov chains. As a first step towards more complete 'uncertainty bands', we incorporate a comprehensive exploration of the ambiguities inherent in such calculations. To reduce this uncertainty, we then introduce a matching formalism which allows a generated event sample to simultaneously reproduce any infrared safe distribution calculated at leading or next-to-leading order in perturbation theory, up to sub-leading corrections. To enable a more universal definition of perturbative calculations, we also propose a more general definition of the hadronization cutoff. Finally, we present an implementation of some of these ideas for final-state gluon showers, in a code dubbed VINCIA.
Current reservoirs in the simple exclusion process
Anna De Masi; Errico Presutti; Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis; Maria Eulalia Vares
2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the symmetric simple exclusion process in the interval $[-N,N]$ with additional birth and death processes respectively on $(N-K,N]$, $K>0$, and $[-N,-N+K)$. The exclusion is speeded up by a factor $N^2$, births and deaths by a factor $N$. Assuming propagation of chaos (a property proved in a companion paper "Truncated correlations in the stirring process with births and deaths") we prove convergence in the limit $N\\to \\infty$ to the linear heat equation with Dirichlet condition on the boundaries; the boundary conditions however are not known a priori, they are obtained by solving a non linear equation. The model simulates mass transport with current reservoirs at the boundaries and the Fourier law is proved to hold.
Simple test for dissimilar-metal welds
Klueh, R.L.; King, J.F.; Griffith, J.L.
1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simplified accelerated test procedure has been developed for testing dissimilar-metal welds between austenitic stainless steels and low-alloy ferritic steels. The failure of these welded joints in operating steam generators of fossil-fired power plants has become an increasing problem for the utility industry. The proposed test is a three-point loading, bent-beam test that uses sheet specimens taken from a dissimilar-metal weldment. Tests were conducted in a simple test fixture where the specimens are loaded with a set-screw. To determine whether the test produces the same type of failure as those produced in a power plant, tests were conducted on specimens taken from a weld between Type 316 stainless steel and 2 1/4 Cr-1 Mo steel plates using Type 309 stainless steel filler metal. The specimens were loaded in the test fixture at room temperature and then thermally cycled between room temperature and 593/sup 0/C (1099/sup 0/F) by placing the test apparatus in a box furnace (thermal cycling during power plant operation plays a major role in the weld failure during service). The specimens were kept in the furnace for 20 to 70 hours (h), cooled to room temperature, and then the cycle was repeated. Metallographic examination of specimens cycled as few as 64 times with a total of 2300 h at 593/sup 0/C revealed that the specimens contained cracks similar to the cracks observed on dissimilar-metal welds cut from steam tubes after long-time elevated-temperature service racks similar to the cracks observed on dissimilar-metal welds cut from steam tubes after longtime elevated-temperature service in a fossil-fired steam generator. All indications are that this simple accelerated test could be used as a screening procedure to compare the relative behavior of ''improved'' welds in future research and development programs.
Guidance on Utility Rate Estimations and Weather Normalization...
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Simple Low-Frequency Beam Pickup
Novokhatski, A.; Heifets, S.; /SLAC; Aleksandrov, A.; /Oak Ridge
2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
Detection of the field induced by a beam outside of the beam pipe can be used as a beam diagnostic. Wires placed in longitudinal slots in the outside wall of the beam pipe can be used as a beam pickup. This has a very small beam-coupling impedance and avoids complications of having a feedthrough. The signal can be reasonably high at low frequencies. We present a field waveform at the outer side of a beam pipe, obtained as a result of calculations and measurements. We calculate the beam-coupling impedance due to a long longitudinal slot in the resistive wall and the signal induced in a wire placed in such a slot and shielded by a thin screen from the beam. These results should be relevant for impedance calculations of the slot in an antechamber and for slots in the PEP-II distributed ion pump screens. The design of the low-frequency beam position monitor is very simple. It can be used in storage rings, synchrotron light sources, and free electron lasers, like LINAC coherent light source.
How simple regulations can deeply reduce inequality
Iglesias, J R
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Many models of market dynamics make use of the idea of wealth exchanges among economic agents. A simple analogy compares the wealth in a society with the energy in a physical system, and the trade between agents to the energy exchange between molecules during collisions. However, while in physical systems the equipartition of energy is valid, in most exchange models for economic markets the system converges to a very unequal "condensed" state, where one or a few agents concentrate all the wealth of the society and the wide majority of agents shares zero or a very tiny fraction of the wealth. Here we present an exchange model where the goal is not only to avoid condensation but also to reduce the inequality; to carry out this objective the choice of interacting agents is not at random, but follows an extremal dynamics regulated by the wealth of the agent. The wealth of the agent with the minimum capital is changed at random and the difference between the ancient and the new wealth of this poorest agent is take...
Are Simple Real Pole Solutions Physical?
M Berg; M Bradley
2000-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
We consider exact solutions generated by the inverse scattering technique, also known as the soliton transformation. In particular, we study the class of simple real pole solutions. For quite some time, those solutions have been considered interesting as models of cosmological shock waves. A coordinate singularity on the wave fronts was removed by a transformation which induces a null fluid with negative energy density on the wave front. This null fluid is usually seen as another coordinate artifact, since there seems to be a general belief that that this kind of solution can be seen as the real pole limit of the smooth solution generated with a pair of complex conjugate poles in the transformation. We perform this limit explicitly, and find that the belief is unfounded: two coalescing complex conjugate poles cannot yield a solution with one real pole. Instead, the two complex conjugate poles go to a different limit, what we call a ``pole on a pole''. The limiting procedure is not unique; it is sensitive to how quickly some parameters approach zero. We also show that there exists no improved coordinate transformation which would remove the negative energy density. We conclude that negative energy is an intrinsic part of this class of solutions.
A Simple Holographic Superconductor with Momentum Relaxation
Keun-Young Kim; Kyung Kiu Kim; Miok Park
2015-01-14T23:59:59.000Z
We study a holographic superconductor model with momentum relaxation due to massless scalar fields linear to spatial coordinates($\\psi_I = \\beta \\delta_{Ii} x^i$), where $\\beta$ is the strength of momentum relaxation. In addition to the original superconductor induced by the chemical potential($\\mu$) at $\\beta=0$, there exists a new type of superconductor induced by $\\beta$ even at $\\mu=0$. It may imply a new `pairing' mechanism of particles and antiparticles interacting with $\\beta$, which may be interpreted as `impurity'. Two parameters $\\mu$ and $\\beta$ compete in forming superconducting phase. As a result, the critical temperature behaves differently depending on $\\beta/\\mu$. It decreases when $\\beta/\\mu$ is small and increases when $\\beta/\\mu$ is large, which is a novel feature compared to other models. After analysing ground states and phase diagrams for various $\\beta/\\mu$, we study optical electric($\\sigma$), thermoelectric($\\alpha$), and thermal($\\bar{\\kappa}$) conductivities. When the system undergoes a phase transition from normal to a superconducting phase, $1/\\omega$ pole appears in the imaginary part of the electric conductivity, implying infinite DC conductivity. If $\\beta/\\mu 1$ a non-Drude peak replaces the Drude peak. It is consistent with the coherent/incoherent metal transition in its metal phase. The Ferrell-Glover-Tinkham (FGT) sum rule is satisfied for all cases even when $\\mu=0$.
Resonant normal form and asymptotic normal form behavior in magnetic bottle Hamiltonians
C. Efthymiopoulos; M. Harsoula; G. Contopoulos
2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
We consider normal forms in `magnetic bottle' type Hamiltonians of the form $H=\\frac{1}{2}(\\rho^2_\\rho+\\omega^2_1\\rho^2) +\\frac{1}{2}p^2_z+hot$ (second frequency $\\omega_2$ equal to zero in the lowest order). Our main results are: i) a novel method to construct the normal form in cases of resonance, and ii) a study of the asymptotic behavior of both the non-resonant and the resonant series. We find that, if we truncate the normal form series at order $r$, the series remainder in both constructions decreases with increasing $r$ down to a minimum, and then it increases with $r$. The computed minimum remainder turns to be exponentially small in $\\frac{1}{\\Delta E}$, where $\\Delta E$ is the mirror oscillation energy, while the optimal order scales as an inverse power of $\\Delta E$. We estimate numerically the exponents associated with the optimal order and the remainder's exponential asymptotic behavior. In the resonant case, our novel method allows to compute a `quasi-integral' (i.e. truncated formal integral) valid both for each particular resonance as well as away from all resonances. We applied these results to a specific magnetic bottle Hamiltonian. The non resonant normal form yields theorerical invariant curves on a surface of section which fit well the empirical curves away from resonances. On the other hand the resonant normal form fits very well both the invariant curves inside the islands of a particular resonance as well as the non-resonant invariant curves. Finally, we discuss how normal forms allow to compute a critical threshold for the onset of global chaos in the magnetic bottle.
Exact Solutions of Regge-Wheeler Equation and Quasi-Normal Modes of Compact Objects
P. P. Fiziev
2006-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
The well-known Regge-Wheeler equation describes the axial perturbations of Schwarzschild metric in the linear approximation. From a mathematical point of view it presents a particular case of the confluent Heun equation and can be solved exactly, due to recent mathematical developments. We present the basic properties of its general solution. A novel analytical approach and numerical techniques for study the boundary problems which correspond to quasi-normal modes of black holes and other simple models of compact objects are developed.
A revisit to evaluating accuracy of community detection using the normalized mutual information
Zhang, Pan
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Normalized Mutual Information (NMI) has been widely used to evaluate accuracy of community detection algorithms. In this notes we show that NMI is seriously affected by systematic error due to finite size of networks, and may give wrong estimate of performance of algorithms in some cases. A simple expression for the estimate of this error is derived and tested numerically. We suggest to use a new measure to accuracy of community detection, namely relative Normalized Mutual Information (rNMI), which is NMI minus the expected NMI of random partitions. This measure is very close to zero for two random partitions even with a short length, so it can overcome the problem of NMI.
Overview Report: Normal and Emergency Operation Visualization
Greitzer, Frank L.
2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is an overview report to document and illustrate methods used in a project entitled “Normal and Emergency Operations Visualization” for a utility company, conducted in 2009-2010 timeframe with funding from the utility company and the U.S. Department of Energy. The original final report (about 180 pages) for the project is not available for distribution because it alludes to findings that assessed the design of an operational system that contained proprietary information; this abridged version contains descriptions of methods and some findings to illustrate the approach used, while avoiding discussion of sensitive or proprietary information. The client has approved this abridged version of the report for unlimited distribution to give researchers and collaborators the benefit of reviewing the research concepts and methods that were applied in this study.
Non-normal and Stochastic Amplification in Turbulent Dynamo: Subcritical Case
Sergei Fedotov
2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
Our attention focuses on the stochastic dynamo equation with non-normal operator that give an insight into the role of stochastics and non-normality in the galactic magnetic field generation. The main point of this Letter is a discussion of the generation of a large-scale magnetic field that cannot be explained by traditional linear eigenvalue analysis. We present a simple stochastic model for the thin-disk axisymmetric $\\alpha \\Omega $ dynamo involving three factors: (a) the non-normality generated by differential rotation, (b) the nonlinearity reflecting how the magnetic field affects the turbulent dynamo coefficients, and (c) stochastic perturbations. We show that even for \\textit{subcritical case,} there are three possible mechanisms for the generation of magnetic field. The first mechanism is a deterministic one that describes an interplay between transient growth and nonlinear saturation of the turbulent $\\alpha -$effect and diffusivity. It turns out that the trivial state is nonlinearity unstable to small but finite initial perturbations. The second and third are the stochastic mechanisms that account for the interaction of non-normal effect generated by differential rotation and random additive and multiplicative fluctuations. In particular, we show that in \\textit{subcritical case}the average magnetic energy can grow exponentially with time due to the multiplicative noise associated with $\\alpha -$effect.
Landman, D. S.; Haberl, J. S.
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University System College Station, TX p. 17 In the PRISM (*.mtr) file the first line contains various labels and the beginning date of the first metering period. The following nine lines contain... the energy use, moth, day, and year. The (-1) indicates a missing reading and the (-99) indicates the end of the input file. Table B: Data Input File (school.mtr) Energy Systems Laboratory Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas A&M University System...
Dynamic Conditional Correlation - A Simple Class of Multivariate GARCH Models
Engle, Robert F
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Multivariate Simultaneous GARCH," Econometric Theory 11,and Joseph Mezrich, (1996) "GARCH for Groups," Risk August,SIMPLE CLASS OF MULTIVARIATE GARCH MODELS BY ROBERT F. ENGLE
Simple connection between Faddeev's and the K-harmonic approaches
Coelho, H.T.; Gloeckle, W.; Delfino, A.
1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
By employing a system for three bound identical bosons, a simple connection is made between Faddeev's and the K-harmonic approaches.
Oregon, University of
With interest growing in the deployment of solar energy system, the accuracy of irradiance measurements becomes for concentrating solar energy systems. The Eppley Normal Incident Pyrheliometer (NIP) is used extensively for DNI and periods with clouds were excluded. The NIP is mounted on an automatic tracker that keeps the instrument
Normalization and missing value imputation for label-free LC...
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Normalization and missing value imputation for label-free LC-MS analysis. Normalization and missing value imputation for label-free LC-MS analysis. Abstract: Shotgun proteomic data...
Fractal Fluctuations and Statistical Normal Distribution
A. M. Selvam
2008-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamical systems in nature exhibit selfsimilar fractal fluctuations and the corresponding power spectra follow inverse power law form signifying long-range space-time correlations identified as self-organized criticality. The physics of self-organized criticality is not yet identified. The Gaussian probability distribution used widely for analysis and description of large data sets underestimates the probabilities of occurrence of extreme events such as stock market crashes, earthquakes, heavy rainfall, etc. The assumptions underlying the normal distribution such as fixed mean and standard deviation, independence of data, are not valid for real world fractal data sets exhibiting a scale-free power law distribution with fat tails. A general systems theory for fractals visualizes the emergence of successively larger scale fluctuations to result from the space-time integration of enclosed smaller scale fluctuations. The model predicts a universal inverse power law incorporating the golden mean for fractal fluctuations and for the corresponding power spectra, i.e., the variance spectrum represents the probabilities, a signature of quantum systems. Fractal fluctuations therefore exhibit quantum-like chaos. The model predicted inverse power law is very close to the Gaussian distribution for small-scale fluctuations, but exhibits a fat long tail for large-scale fluctuations. Extensive data sets of Dow Jones index, Human DNA, Takifugu rubripes (Puffer fish) DNA are analysed to show that the space/time data sets are close to the model predicted power law distribution.
Smith Normal Form a possible basis for an
Henkel, Werner
Smith Normal Form Â a possible basis for an SVD Â like code construction? (Semester Project I) Name.7 The Smith Normal Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3 Detailed treatment of the possibilities to use Smith's Normal Form for coding 14 3.1 Introduction
EIGENVALUES AND THE SMITH NORMAL FORM Joseph J. Rushanan
Rushanan, Joe J.
EIGENVALUES AND THE SMITH NORMAL FORM Joseph J. Rushanan The MITRE Corporation, M/S E025, Bedford, MA 01730 Abstract. Results are shown that compare the Smith Normal Form (SNF) over the integers and its Smith Normal Form (SNF) over the integers. Our goals are more general than those results
Computation of Hermite and Smith Normal Forms of Matrices
Storjohann, Arne
Computation of Hermite and Smith Normal Forms of Matrices; Abstract We study the problem of computing Hermite and Smith normal forms of ma- trices over. One first result is a fast Las Vegas probabilistic algorithm to compute the * *Smith normal form
Computation of Hermite and Smith Normal Forms of Matrices
Storjohann, Arne
Computation of Hermite and Smith Normal Forms of Matrices by Arne Storjohann A thesis presented the problem of computing Hermite and Smith normal forms of maÂ trices over principal ideal domains. The main probabilistic algorithm to compute the Smith normal form of a polynomial matrix for those cases where pre
TERMINATION OF NON-SIMPLE REWRITE SYSTEMS CHARLES GLEN HOOT
Dershowitz, Nachum
TERMINATION OF NON-SIMPLE REWRITE SYSTEMS BY CHARLES GLEN HOOT B.A., University of California, San at Urbana-Champaign, 1996 Urbana, Illinois #12;TERMINATION OF NON-SIMPLE REWRITE SYSTEMS Charles Glen Hoot system has the property thatno derivation can continue inde nitely, it is said to be terminating. Showing
Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population
Golle, Philippe
Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population Philippe Golle Palo Alto% of the US population can be uniquely identified by gen- der, ZIP code and full date of birth. This short paper revisits the uniqueness of simple demographics in the US population based on the most recent
Invertibility preservers on central simple algebras Peter Semrl
Semrl, Peter
Invertibility preservers on central simple algebras Peter Semrl Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Kaplansky's problem concerning the structure of linear pre- servers of invertibility in the special case of maps on central simple alge- bras. AMS classification: 15A86, 16K20 Keywords: invertibility preserving
Geodesic Disks and Clustering in a Simple Magdalene G. Borgelt
Utrecht, Universiteit
Geodesic Disks and Clustering in a Simple Polygon Magdalene G. Borgelt Marc van Kreveld Jun Luo.cs.uu.nl ISSN: 0924-3275 #12;Geodesic Disks and Clustering in a Simple Polygon Magdalene G. Borgelt European points lying in the interior of P. A geodesic disk GD(p, r) with center p and radius r is the set
The nested simple conformal loop ensembles in the Riemann sphere
Antti Kemppainen; Wendelin Werner
2014-05-23T23:59:59.000Z
Simple conformal loop ensembles (CLE) are a class of random collection of simple non-intersecting loops that are of particular interest in the study of conformally invariant systems. Among other things related to these CLEs, we prove the invariance in distribution of their nested "full-plane" versions under the inversion $z \\mapsto 1/z$.
Physics 5B Winter 2009 Solving the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
California at Santa Cruz, University of
Physics 5B Winter 2009 Solving the Simple Harmonic Oscillator 1. The harmonic oscillator solution: displacement as a function of time We wish to solve the equation of motion for the simple harmonic oscillator shall employ for solving this di#erential equation is called the method of inspired guessing. In class
Physics 5B Winter 2009 Solving the Simple Harmonic Oscillator
California at Santa Cruz, University of
Physics 5B Winter 2009 Solving the Simple Harmonic Oscillator 1. The harmonic oscillator solution: displacement as a function of time We wish to solve the equation of motion for the simple harmonic oscillator employ for solving this differential equation is called the method of inspired guessing. In class, we
SimpleNPKL : Simple Non-Parametric Kernel Learning Jinfeng Zhuang ZHUA0016@NTU.EDU.SG
Tsang Wai Hung "Ivor"
SimpleNPKL : Simple Non-Parametric Kernel Learning Jinfeng Zhuang ZHUA0016@NTU.EDU.SG Ivor W. Tsang IVORTSANG@NTU.EDU.SG Steven C.H. Hoi CHHOI@NTU.EDU.SG School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological-of-the-art perfor- mance. The choice of an effective kernel plays a crucial role in many kernel based machine
Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot
Jeffrey Aguilar; Alex Lesov; Kurt Wiesenfeld; Daniel I. Goldman
2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z
We study vertical jumping in a simple robot comprising an actuated mass-spring arrangement. The actuator frequency and phase are systematically varied to find optimal performance. Optimal jumps occur above and below (but not at) the robot's resonant frequency $f_0$. Two distinct jumping modes emerge: a simple jump which is optimal above $f_0$ is achievable with a squat maneuver, and a peculiar stutter jump which is optimal below $f_0$ is generated with a counter-movement. A simple dynamical model reveals how optimal lift-off results from non-resonant transient dynamics.
The Eynard--Orantin recursion for simple singularities
Milanov, Todor
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
According to \\cite{BOSS} and \\cite{M1}, the ancestor correlators of any semi-simple cohomological field theory satisfy {\\em local} Eynard--Orantin recursion. In this paper, we prove that for simple singularities, the local recursion can be extended to a global one. The spectral curve of the global recursion is an interesting family of Riemann surfaces defined by the invariant polynomials of the corresponding Weyl group. We also prove that for genus 0 and 1, the free energies introduced in \\cite{EO} coincide up to some constant factors with respectively the genus 0 and 1 primary potentials of the simple singularity.
The Eynard--Orantin recursion for simple singularities
Todor Milanov
2015-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
According to \\cite{BOSS} and \\cite{M1}, the ancestor correlators of any semi-simple cohomological field theory satisfy {\\em local} Eynard--Orantin recursion. In this paper, we prove that for simple singularities, the local recursion can be extended to a global one. The spectral curve of the global recursion is an interesting family of Riemann surfaces defined by the invariant polynomials of the corresponding Weyl group. We also prove that for genus 0 and 1, the free energies introduced in \\cite{EO} coincide up to some constant factors with respectively the genus 0 and 1 primary potentials of the simple singularity.
A Simple Technique for Islanding Detection with Negligible Nondetection Zone
Kirtley Jr, James L.
Although active islanding detection techniques have smaller nondetection zones than passive techniques, active methods could degrade the system power quality and are not as simple and easy to implement as passive methods. ...
Eutrophication risk assessment in coastal embayments using simple statistical models
Arhonditsis, George B.
Eutrophication risk assessment in coastal embayments using simple statistical models G. Arhonditsis for assessing the risk of eutrophication in marine coastal embayments. The procedure followed of exogenous nutrient loading. Ã? 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Eutrophication; Coastal
Active, polymer-based composite material implementing simple shear
Lee, Sang Jin
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A novel active material for controllable, high work density applications was designed, fabricated, analyzed, and tested. This active material uses a lens-shaped element to implement simple shear motion with gas pressure actuation. The lens element...
TWO SIMPLE TOOLS FOR DESIGN OF FIXED SHADES
Nawrocki, Dave
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Kammerud Passive Solar Analysis and Design Group LawrencePassive Solar Group at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL) is involved in the designPassive Solar Conference, Amherst, MA, October 19-26, 1980 TWO SIMPLE TOOLS FOR DESIGN
Nickel-Catalyzed Allylic Substitution of Simple Alkenes
Matsubara, Ryosuke
This report describes a nickel-catalyzed allylic substitution process of simple alkenes whereby an important structural motif, a 1,4-diene, was prepared. The key to success is the use of an appropriate nickel–phosphine ...
Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Dustin Smith
Herr, Hugh
Learning Hierarchical Plans by Reading Simple English Narratives Dustin Smith MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA dsmit@mit.edu Kenneth Arnold MIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA USA kcarnold@mit.edu ABSTRACT We
Simple model of photo acoustic system for greenhouse effect
Fukuhara, Akiko; Ogawa, Naohisa
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The simple theoretical basis for photo acoustic (PA) system for studying infrared absorption properties of greenhouse gases is constructed. The amplitude of sound observed in PA depends on the modulation frequency of light pulse. Its dependence can be explained by our simple model. According to this model, sound signal has higher harmonics. The theory and experiment are compared in third and fifth harmonics by spectrum analysis. The theory has the analogy with electric circuits. This analogy helps students for understanding the PA system.
Comparison between the SIMPLE and ENERGY mixing models
Burns, K.J.; Todreas, N.E.
1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The SIMPLE and ENERGY mixing models were compared in order to investigate the limitations of SIMPLE's analytically formulated mixing parameter, relative to the experimentally calibrated ENERGY mixing parameters. For interior subchannels, it was shown that when the SIMPLE and ENERGY parameters are reduced to a common form, there is good agreement between the two models for a typical fuel geometry. However, large discrepancies exist for typical blanket (lower P/D) geometries. Furthermore, the discrepancies between the mixing parameters result in significant differences in terms of the temperature profiles generated by the ENERGY code utilizing these mixing parameters as input. For edge subchannels, the assumptions made in the development of the SIMPLE model were extended to the rectangular edge subchannel geometry used in ENERGY. The resulting effective eddy diffusivities (used by the ENERGY code) associated with the SIMPLE model are again closest to those of the ENERGY model for the fuel assembly geometry. Finally, the SIMPLE model's neglect of a net swirl effect in the edge region is most limiting for assemblies exhibiting relatively large radial power skews.
Normal Agricultural Operations and Dove Hunting in Texas
Redmon, Larry
2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
: baiting Doves are migratory birds, and dove hunting is therefore regulated by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which specifically prohibits baiting. Under federal law, baiting is the direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing... considers this acceptable to hunt over. A problem arises, however, as to what constitutes a ?normal agricultural operation.? For the purpose of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act ?normal agricultural operation? means a normal agricultural planting...
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Effect of radiation on normal hematopoiesis and on viral induced cancer of the hematopoietic system. Technical progress report, August 1, 1973--July 31, 1974 Citation Details...
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tangential mechanics SAI mechanoreceptor depth actuator strain energy density James Biggs; Mandayam A. Srinivasan 5 Expression and function of small RNAs in normal and...
Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal...
Used Nuclear Fuel Loading and Structural Performance Under Normal Conditions of Transport - Demonstration of Approach and Results of Used Fuel Performance Characterization Used...
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assays. Correlations of fluoride levels between normal bone near the Nancy Medina; Chester W. Douglass; Gary M. Whitford; Robert N. Hoover; Thomas R. Fears 6 Differential...
Data Collection and Normalization for the Development of Cost...
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This chapter discusses considerations for data collection and normalization. g4301-1chp19.pdf -- PDF Document, 21 KB Writer: John Makepeace Subjects: Administration Management...
SU-E-I-18: CT Scanner QA Using Normalized CTDI Ratio
Randazzo, M; Tambasco, M; Russell, B [San Diego State University, San Diego, CA (United States)
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To create a ratio of weighted computed tomography dose index (CTDIw) data normalized to in-air measurements (CTDIair) as a function of beam quality to create a look-up table for frequent, rapid quality assurance (QA) checks of CTDI. Methods: The CTDIw values were measured according to TG-63 protocol using a pencil ionization chamber (Unfors Xi CT detector) and head and body Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) phantoms (16 and 32 cm diameter, respectively). Single scan dose profiles were measured at each clinically available energy (80,100,120,140 kVp) on three different CT scanners (two Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash and one GE Optima), using a tube current of 400 mA, a one second rotation time, and the widest available beam width (32 × 0.6 mm and 16 × 1.25 mm, respectively). These values were normalized to CTDIair measurements using the same conditions as CTDIw. The ratios (expressed in cGy/R) were assessed for each scanner as a function of each energy's half value layer (HVL) paired with the phantom's appropriate bow tie filter measured in mmAl. Results: Normalized CTDI values vary linearly with HVL for both the head and body phantoms. The ratios for the two Siemens machines are very similar at each energy. Compared to the GE scanner, these values vary between 10–20% for each kVp setting. Differences in CTDIair contribute most to the deviation of the ratios across machines. Ratios are independent of both mAs and collimation. Conclusion: Look-up tables constructed of normalized CTDI values as a function of HVL can be used to derive CTDIw data from only three in-air measurements (one for CTDIair and two with added filtration for HVL) to allow for simple, frequent QA checks without CT phantom setup. Future investigations will involve comparing results with Monte Carlo simulations for validation.
Oil production models with normal rate curves Dudley Stark
Stark, Dudley
Oil production models with normal rate curves Dudley Stark School of Mathematical Sciences Queen;Abstract The normal curve has been used to fit the rate of both world and U.S.A. oil production. In this paper we give the first theoretical basis for these curve fittings. It is well known that oil field
New Equipartition Results for Normal Mode Energies of Anharmonic Chains
Henry, Bruce Ian
New Equipartition Results for Normal Mode Energies of Anharmonic Chains B.I. Henry 1 and T. Szeredi 2;3 Date: 26 September 1995 The canonical and microÂcanonical distribution of energy among. If the interÂparticle potential is an even function then energy is distributed uniformly among the normal modes
SMITH NORMAL FORM OF A MULTIVARIATE MATRIX ASSOCIATED WITH PARTITIONS
SMITH NORMAL FORM OF A MULTIVARIATE MATRIX ASSOCIATED WITH PARTITIONS CHRISTINE BESSENRODT polynomials, and by determining not only the deter- minant but also the Smith normal form of these matrices. A priori the Smith form need not exist but its existence follows from the explicit computation
Numerical algorithms for the computation of the Smith normal
Seberry, Jennifer
Numerical algorithms for the computation of the Smith normal form of integral matrices C of the Smith normal form of integral matrices are described. More specifically, the comÂ pound matrix method of the algorithms. AMS Subject Classification: Primary 65F30, Secondary 15A21, 15A36. Key words and phrases: Smith
Laser-induced differential normalized fluorescence method for cancer diagnosis
Vo-Dinh, T.; Panjehpour, M.; Overholt, B.F.
1996-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
An apparatus and method for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. The diagnostic method includes the steps of irradiating a tissue sample with monochromatic excitation light, producing a laser-induced fluorescence spectrum from emission radiation generated by interaction of the excitation light with the tissue sample, and dividing the intensity at each wavelength of the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum by the integrated area under the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum to produce a normalized spectrum. A mathematical difference between the normalized spectrum and an average value of a reference set of normalized spectra which correspond to normal tissues is calculated, which provides for amplifying small changes in weak signals from malignant tissues for improved analysis. The calculated differential normalized spectrum is correlated to a specific condition of a tissue sample. 5 figs.
Laser-induced differential normalized fluorescence method for cancer diagnosis
Vo-Dinh, Tuan (Knoxville, TN); Panjehpour, Masoud (Knoxville, TN); Overholt, Bergein F. (Knoxville, TN)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An apparatus and method for cancer diagnosis are disclosed. The diagnostic method includes the steps of irradiating a tissue sample with monochromatic excitation light, producing a laser-induced fluorescence spectrum from emission radiation generated by interaction of the excitation light with the tissue sample, and dividing the intensity at each wavelength of the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum by the integrated area under the laser-induced fluorescence spectrum to produce a normalized spectrum. A mathematical difference between the normalized spectrum and an average value of a reference set of normalized spectra which correspond to normal tissues is calculated, which provides for amplifying small changes in weak signals from malignant tissues for improved analysis. The calculated differential normalized spectrum is correlated to a specific condition of a tissue sample.
Simple intrinsic defects in GaAs : numerical supplement.
Schultz, Peter Andrew
2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This Report presents numerical tables summarizing properties of intrinsic defects in gallium arsenide, GaAs, as computed by density functional theory. This Report serves as a numerical supplement to the results published in: P.A. Schultz and O.A. von Lilienfeld, 'Simple intrinsic defects in GaAs', Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci Eng., Vol. 17, 084007 (2009), and intended for use as reference tables for a defect physics package in device models. The numerical results for density functional theory calculations of properties of simple intrinsic defects in gallium arsenide are presented.
Greta: A Simple Facial Animation Engine Stefano Pasquariello1
Pelachaud, Catherine
aim was the realization of an animated model able to simulate in a rapid and believable manner the dynamics aspect of the human face. We have realized a Simple Facial Animation Engine (SFAE) where the 3D the structure of a proprietary 3D model, to animate it, and, finally, to render it in real-time. Our model uses
Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles
Skogestad, Sigurd
Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles JÃ¸rgen Bauck Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad in the opposite direction, the "heat pump", has recently become pop- ular. These two applications have also merged. The coefficients of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (refrigerator, A/C) are defined
Simple approaches for measuring dry atmospheric nitrogen deposition to watersheds
Elliott, Emily M.
'' and spatial variations of gaseous dry N deposition (i.e., nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ammonia (NH3)), thoughSimple approaches for measuring dry atmospheric nitrogen deposition to watersheds Heather E. Golden the effects of atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition on surface water quality requires accurate accounts
PROJECT GOALS Determine what simple measures could be introduced to
they would be willing to accept and at what cost TYPE OF PROJECT International Alliance of ResearchPROJECT GOALS Â· Determine what simple measures could be introduced to Bruce Hall's dining options available at Bruce Hall DESCRIPTION The Bruce Hall Dining Project investigated the sustainable practices
Modeling of strain rate effects on clay in simple shear
Jung, Byoung Chan
2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z
strength and log scale of strain rate. To include the effects of strain rate, the modified simple effective stress model starts with two assumptions: (1) a specific shear strength corresponds to a specific strain rate in a unique relation; and (2...
Nuclear Physics Explained in Simple Terms Ernest M. Henley
Garcia, Alejandro
Nuclear Physics Explained in Simple Terms Ernest M. Henley University of Washington Alejandro Garc challenges that the human mind has ever undertaken. Nuclear physics is a mature science, more than one be understood. We wrote this book to address the curiosity of the lay person with respect to nuclear physics
A simple model to help understand water use
. Background Thermal power plants convert heat into power in the form of electricity. The heat is generated energy. The heat rate (HR, kJ/kWh) of a power plant is the amount of heat input required (kA simple model to help understand water use at power plants Anna Delgado and Howard J. Herzog
Commons and Anticommons in a simple Renewable Resource Harvest Model
Boschetti, Fabio
Commons and Anticommons in a simple Renewable Resource Harvest Model June 20, 2007 M. Bredea a model where agents harvesting from a renewable resource can impose limita- tions on the harvesting that a fluctuation destabilizes the system into severe overexploitation. key words: renewable resources, commons
A simple model for laser drilling Jeb Collins a,1
A simple model for laser drilling Jeb Collins a,1 , Pierre Gremaud b,2, aDepartment of Mathematics drilling is proposed. Assuming axi-symmetry of the process around the axis of the laser beam, a one, implemented and validated for drilling using lasers with intensities in the GW/cm2 range and microsecond
SBA: A Simple Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
SBA: A Simple Backoff Algorithm for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Tahiry RAZAFINDRALAMBO1 and Isabelle of ad hoc networks based on IEEE 802.11 DCF degrade when congestion increases. The issues concern SBA with IEEE 802.11 and several alternatives to 802.11 in ad hoc networks. We show that SBA achieves
Modeling Human Behavior from Simple Sensors in the Home
Canny, John
Modeling Human Behavior from Simple Sensors in the Home Ryan Aipperspach, Elliot Cohen, and John {ryanaip, jfc}@cs.berkeley.edu, emcohen3@berkeley.edu Abstract. Pervasive sensors in the home have a variety of applications including energy minimization, activity monitoring for elders, and tutors
An investigation of simple nonsmooth power system models
Mantri, R.; Venkatasubramanian, V.; Saberi, A. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)
1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Recently new notions of solutions and equilibrium points have been proposed for analyzing nonsmooth system descriptions. This paper observes certain new phenomena in simple nonsmooth power system models presenting a preliminary analysis. The results include an investigation of new Hopf-like bifurcations related to the birth of limit cycles in two dimensional non-Lipschitzian power system models.
Simple neutrino mass matrix with only two free parameters
Hiroyuki Nishiura; Takeshi Fukuyama
2014-05-10T23:59:59.000Z
A simple form of neutrino mass matrix which has only two free parameters is proposed from a phenomenological point of view. Using this mass matrix, we succeed to reproduce all the observed values for the MNS lepton mixing angles and the neutrino mass squared difference ratio. Our model also predicts $\\delta_{\
Noise source identification techniques: simple to advanced applications
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
required. Practical application examples ranging from hearing aids to wind turbines are presented to optimise the noise emission from a wide range of products including vehicles, household goods and windNoise source identification techniques: simple to advanced applications K.B. Ginn and K. Haddad Br
A simple model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies
B. Hoeneisen
2000-09-05T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a simple, fast and predictive model of the hierarchical formation of galaxies which is in quantitative agreement with observations. Comparing simulations with observations we place constraints on the density of the universe and on the power spectrum of density fluctuations.
SIMULATION AND FPGA IMPLEMENTATION OF A SIMPLE COMPUTER
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Simple neutrino mass matrix with only two free parameters
Nishiura, Hiroyuki
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simple form of neutrino mass matrix which has only two free parameters is proposed from a phenomenological point of view. Using this mass matrix, we succeed to reproduce all the observed values for the MNS lepton mixing angles and the neutrino mass squared difference ratio. Our model also predicts $\\delta_{\
A Simple Derivation of Josephson Formulae in Superconductivity
A Simple Derivation of Josephson Formulae in Superconductivity Izumi OJIMA Research Institute of superconductivity in use of offÂdiagonal long range order (ODLRO). 1 Introduction According to the pioneering paper effect ( ~ B = 0 inside of superconductor) [4]. Inspired by these attempts to understand the essential
A New, Simple, "universal", Low Cost LED Driver and Controller
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
number of components compered to "Inverter", "Zeta" or "flyback" necessitating an input filter to meet along with a very fast current mode control of the internal loop, results to simpler transfer function light resulting from simple fire or more advanced components, has played a major role in the evolution
A Simple Solution to Deutsch's Problem Frank Rioux
Rioux, Frank
A Simple Solution to Deutsch's Problem Frank Rioux Emeritus Professor of Chemistry CSB. From the classical perspective, if the question (as asked by Deutsch) is whether f(x) is constant or balanced then one must calculate both f(0) and f(1) to answer the question. Deutsch pointed out
Simple theory for the Levitron T. B. Jonesa)
Jones, Thomas B.
Â® is a popular toy that provides a unique and interesting demonstration of levitation using permanent magnets of a unique coupling of the magnetic forces and torques with the gyroscopic action of the top. A simple theory inserted in a flat, toroidally shaped, permanent magnet , a square plastic base with ceramic magnet
A Simple Approach to Abductive Inference using Conceptual Graphs
Pagnucco, Maurice
A Simple Approach to Abductive Inference using Conceptual Graphs Maurice Pagnucco Knowledge Systems, Australia. email: morri@cs.su.oz.au fax : +61Â2Â692Â3838 Abstract Abductive reasoning (or simply abduction) is a form of logical inÂ ference that aims to derive plausible explanations for data. The term ``abduction
A SIMPLE ALGORITHM FOR IDENTIFYING ABBREVIATION DEFINITIONS IN BIOMEDICAL TEXT
Hearst, Marti
A SIMPLE ALGORITHM FOR IDENTIFYING ABBREVIATION DEFINITIONS IN BIOMEDICAL TEXT ARIEL S. SCHWARTZ of biomedical text is growing at a fast rate, creating challenges for humans and computer systems alike. One of these challenges arises from the frequent use of novel abbreviations in these texts, thus requiring that biomedical
Characteristics of Wind Turbines Under Normal and Fault Conditions: Preprint
Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C. P.; Parsons, B.; Ellis, A.
2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper investigates the characteristics of a variable-speed wind turbine connected to a stiff or weak grid under normal and fault conditions and the role of reactive power compensation.
Normality of Monte Carlo criticality eigenfunction decomposition coefficients
Toth, B. E.; Martin, W. R. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Griesheimer, D. P. [Bechtel Bettis, Inc., P.O. Box 79, West Mifflin, PA 15122 (United States)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A proof is presented, which shows that after a single Monte Carlo (MC) neutron transport power method iteration without normalization, the coefficients of an eigenfunction decomposition of the fission source density are normally distributed when using analog or implicit capture MC. Using a Pearson correlation coefficient test, the proof is corroborated by results from a uniform slab reactor problem, and those results also suggest that the coefficients are normally distributed with normalization. The proof and numerical test results support the application of earlier work on the convergence of eigenfunctions under stochastic operators. Knowledge of the Gaussian shape of decomposition coefficients allows researchers to determine an appropriate level of confidence in the distribution of fission sites taken from a MC simulation. This knowledge of the shape of the probability distributions of decomposition coefficients encourages the creation of new predictive convergence diagnostics. (authors)
Coarser connected topologies and non-normality points
Yengulalp, Lynne Christine
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate two topics, coarser connected topologies and non-normality points. The motivating question in the first topic is: When does a space have a coarser connected topology with a nice topological property? We will ...
Computing Simplicial Homology Based on Efficient Smith Normal Form Algorithms
Dumas, Jean-Guillaume
in general are sparse. We provide a review of several al- gorithms for the calculation of Smith Normal Form defined by ieA = i j=0 (-1)j eA\\{aj }, where A = {a0
Paducah and Portsmouth Off-Specification Enriched and Normal...
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Enriched and Normal UF 6 Inventory 1 3B refers to a 30B cylinder size and 4A refers to a 48A size cylinder. Table 1 PORTS Enriched Inventory Container ID Sample Transfer Gross lbs...
Deconvolution in Random Effects Models via Normal Mixtures
Litton, Nathaniel A.
2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation describes a minimum distance method for density estimation when the variable of interest is not directly observed. It is assumed that the underlying target density can be well approximated by a mixture of normals. The method...
Use of Normalized Radial Basis Function in Hydrology
Cotar, Anton; Brilly, Mitja [Chair of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Jamova 2, 1000 Ljubljana (Slovenia)
2008-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
In this article we will present a use of normalized radial basis function in hydrology for prediction of missing river Reka runoff data. The method is based on multidimensional normal distribution, where standard deviation is first optimized and later the whole prediction process is learned on existing data [5]. We can conclude, that the method works very well for middle ranges of data, but not so well for extremes because of its interpolating nature.
Fluctuations and intermittent poloidal transport in a simple toroidal plasma
Goud, T. S.; Ganesh, R.; Saxena, Y. C.; Raju, D. [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi nagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi nagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)
2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
In a simple magnetized toroidal plasma, fluctuation induced poloidal flux is found to be significant in magnitude. The probability distribution function of the fluctuation induced poloidal flux is observed to be strongly non-Gaussian in nature; however, in some cases, the distribution shows good agreement with the analytical form [Carreras et al., Phys. Plasmas 3, 2664 (1996)], assuming a coupling between the near Gaussian density and poloidal velocity fluctuations. The observed non-Gaussian nature of the fluctuation induced poloidal flux and other plasma parameters such as density and fluctuating poloidal velocity in this device is due to intermittent and bursty nature of poloidal transport. In the simple magnetized torus used here, such an intermittent fluctuation induced poloidal flux is found to play a crucial role in generating the poloidal flow.
Sorption heat engines: simple inanimate negative entropy generators
Anthonie W. J. Muller; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
2005-12-18T23:59:59.000Z
The name 'sorption heat engines' is proposed for simple negative entropy generators that are driven by thermal cycling and work on alternating adsorption and desorption. These generators are in general not explicitly recognized as heat engines. Their mechanism is applicable to the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology, in particular the origin of life. Four kinds of sorption heat engines are distinguished depending on the occurrence of changes in the adsorbent or adsorbate during the thermal cycle.
Simple derivation of the first cumulant for the Rouse chain
V. Lisy; B. Brutovsky; J. Tothova
2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
A simple analytic expression for the first cumulant of the dynamic structure factor of a polymer coil in the Rouse model is derived. The obtained formula is exact within the usual assumption of the continuum distribution of beads along the chain. It reflects the contributions to the scattering of light or neutrons from both the internal motion of the polymer and its diffusion, and is valid in the whole region of the wave-vector change at the scattering.
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Method for construction of normalized cDNA libraries
Soares, M.B.; Efstratiadis, A.
1998-11-03T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form comprising: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3` noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to appropriate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library. This invention also provides normalized cDNA libraries generated by the above-described method and uses of the generated libraries. 19 figs.
Method for construction of normalized cDNA libraries
Soares, Marcelo B. (New York, NY); Efstratiadis, Argiris (Englewood, NJ)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form comprising: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3' noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to appropriate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library. This invention also provides normalized cDNA libraries generated by the above-described method and uses of the generated libraries.
Method for construction of normalized cDNA libraries
Soares, M.B.; Efstratiadis, A.
1996-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form. The method comprises: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3` noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to moderate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library. 4 figs.
Method for construction of normalized cDNA libraries
Soares, Marcelo B. (New York, NY); Efstratiadis, Argiris (Englewood, NJ)
1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a directional cDNA library constructed in a vector that allows propagation in single-stranded circle form comprising: (a) propagating the directional cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating fragments complementary to the 3' noncoding sequence of the single-stranded circles in the library to produce partial duplexes; (c) purifying the partial duplexes; (d) melting and reassociating the purified partial duplexes to moderate Cot; and (e) purifying the unassociated single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library.
On simple modules for certain pointed Hopf algebras
Pereira Lopez, Mariana
2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
for Certain Pointed Hopf Algebras. (December 2006) Mariana Pereira Lopez, B.S., Universidad de la Rep? Uruguay; M.S., University of Massachusetts Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Sarah Witherspoon In 2003, Radford introduced a new method to construct simple.... Walter R. Ferrer from the Centro the Matem? at the Universidad de la Rep? Uruguay, for his advice that led me to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics and for his constant support ever since. My gratitude to the Centro de Matem? and Facultad de Ciencias...
Some simple results for the properties of polar fluids
D. Henderson
2012-02-20T23:59:59.000Z
The author's lecture notes concerning the correlation functions and the thermodynamics of a simple polar fluid are summarized. The emphasis is on the dipolar hard sphere fluid and the mean spherical approximation and on the relation of these results to the Clausius-Mossotti and Onsager formulae for the dielectric constant. Previous excerpts from these lecture notes, Condens. Matter Phys., 2009, 12, 127; ibid., 2010, 13, 13002, have contained results that were not widely known. It is hoped that this third, and likely final, excerpt will prove equally helpful by gathering several results together and making these more widely available and recording a few new results.
A Simple Introduction to Grobner Basis Methods in String Phenomenology
James Gray
2009-01-12T23:59:59.000Z
In this talk I give an elementary introduction to the key algorithm used in recent applications of computational algebraic geometry to the subject of string phenomenology. I begin with a simple description of the algorithm itself and then give 3 examples of its use in physics. I describe how it can be used to obtain constraints on flux parameters, how it can simplify the equations describing vacua in 4d string models and lastly how it can be used to compute the vacuum space of the electroweak sector of the MSSM.
Numerical studies of a simple Coulomb blockade model
Shao, Jianfeng
2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
simple model of the Coulomb blockade is studied. In this model, two interacting electrons tunnel in a one-dimensional structure with two barriers in series. The two-particle, time-dependent Schrodinger equation is solved numerically. It is found... tunneling by the other, and the inside electron tunnels out only after the outside electron tunnels a second time. The distribution of the charge density for the two electrons is shown in a series of three-dimensional figures as a function of time. Also...
Water-Energy Shortages in the West: The New Normal?
Zhang, Junshan
Water-Energy Shortages in the West: The New Normal? Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 - 1:30 p, Kristen Averyt, director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA program based at CIRES, will discuss the connections between climate science and decision- making across the West , in particular, the water
Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter
Boyer, Edmond
Rigid Shape Interpolation Using Normal Equations William Baxter OLM Digital, Inc. Pascal Barla INRIA Bordeaux University Ken-ichi Anjyo OLM Digital, Inc. Figure 1: Rigid Morphing with large rotations works well and is a very practical way e-mail: baxter@olm.co.jp e-mail: pascal.barla@labri.fr e
Auditory Responses in Normal-Hearing, Noise-Exposed Ears
Stamper, Greta
2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
....................................................................................... 29 Influence of ABR Recording Electrode ......................................................................................... 31 ABR Wave V Amplitude... membrane electrode (Ferguson and Ferraro, 1989; Schwartz et al., 1994; Hall, 2007b; Gaddam and Ferraro, 2008). Variability is commonly seen in ABR response amplitude, even in normal-hearing ears (Schwartz et al., 1994). In light of the recent animal data...
DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY OF NORMAL AND SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRON LIQUIDS: EXPLICIT
Gross, E.K.U.
DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY OF NORMAL AND SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRON LIQUIDS: EXPLICIT FUNCTIONALS VIAÃ?th University Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia Abstract The basic idea of density functional theory is to map potential which is a functional of the density. The central task of density functional theory is to #12;nd
Liquidliquid separation in solutions of normal and sickle cell hemoglobin
Vekilov, Peter
LiquidÂliquid separation in solutions of normal and sickle cell hemoglobin Oleg Galkin*, Kai Chen, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Bronx, NY 10461 Edited by John M. Prausnitz, University of California the nucleation of HbS polymers, whose formation is the primary pathogenic event for sickle cell anemia. In view
CONCENTRATED SOLID SOLUTIONS OF NORMAL METALS By H. JONES,
Boyer, Edmond
637. CONCENTRATED SOLID SOLUTIONS OF NORMAL METALS By H. JONES, Imperial College. Department and Heine [1] in the light of the new knowledge of the Fermi surface revealed by experi- ments alloys is reviewed in the light of modern work on the nature of the Fermi surfaces in the noble metals
Some Properties of Realcompact Subspaces and Coarser Normal Spaces
Niknejad, Jila
2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
William Fleissner. In 1997 Buzjakova proved that for a pseudocompact space X, there exists an ordinal such that the product of X and that ordinal condenses onto a normal space if and only if X condenses onto a compact space. In the third chapter, we extend...
PAS kinase is required for normal cellular energy balance
Rutter, Jared
PAS kinase is required for normal cellular energy balance Huai-Xiang Hao*, Caleb M. Cardon*, Wojtek, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Edited by Steven L. McKnight, University in a cell-autonomous manner to maintain cellular energy homeostasis and is a potential therapeutic target
Rates of Convergence of Extremes from Skew Normal Samples
Sidorov, Nikita
a standard skew-normal distribution with shape parameter R (written as X SN()) if its probability density); population structure of Schima superba in Qingliangfeng National Nature Reserve (Liu et al., 2011); rain); modeling of seasonal rainfall in Africa (Siebert and Ward, 2011); modeling of HIV viral loads
NAVARRO VERTICES AND NORMAL SUBGROUPS IN GROUPS OF ODD ORDER
Cossey, James P.
NAVARRO VERTICES AND NORMAL SUBGROUPS IN GROUPS OF ODD ORDER JAMES P. COSSEY Abstract. Let p be a prime and suppose G is a finite solvable group and is an ordinary irreducible character of G. Navarro character of Q, which is unique up to conjugacy. This pair is called the Navarro vertex
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females (N 49). The data set consisted of bone biopsies from normal and vertebral fracture subjects... microradiographic studies of normal and oste- oporotic ... Source: Ecole...
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Oxygen Induction of Normally Cryptic psbA Genes in Cyanobacteria. Low-Oxygen Induction of Normally Cryptic psbA Genes in Cyanobacteria. Abstract: Microarray analysis indicated...
Procedure for normalization of cDNA libraries
Bonaldo, M.D.; Soares, M.B.
1997-12-30T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a cDNA library constructed in a vector capable of being converted to single-stranded circles and capable of producing complementary nucleic acid molecules to the single-stranded circles comprising: (a) converting the cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating complementary nucleic acid molecules to the single-stranded circles; (c) hybridizing the single-stranded circles converted in step (a) with complementary nucleic acid molecules of step (b) to produce partial duplexes to an appropriate Cot; (e) separating the unhybridized single-stranded circles from the hybridized single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library. 1 fig.
Measurement of normal contact stiffness of fractal rough surfaces
Chongpu Zhai; Sébastien Bevand; Yixiang Gan; Dorian Hanaor; Gwénaëlle Proust; Bruno Guelorget; Delphine Retraint
2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the effects of roughness and fractality on the normal contact stiffness of rough surfaces. Samples of isotropically roughened aluminium surfaces are considered. The roughness and fractal dimension were altered through blasting using different sized particles. Subsequently, surface mechanical attrition treatment (SMAT) was applied to the surfaces in order to modify the surface at the microscale. The surface topology was characterised by interferometry based profilometry. The normal contact stiffness was measured through nanoindentation with a flat tip utilising the partial unloading method. We focus on establishing the relationships between surface stiffness and roughness, combined with the effects of fractal dimension. The experimental results, for a wide range of surfaces, showed that the measured contact stiffness depended very closely on surfaces' root mean squared (RMS) slope and their fractal dimension, with correlation coefficients of around 90\\%, whilst a relatively weak correlation coefficient of 57\\% was found between the contact stiffness and RMS roughness.
Procedure for normalization of cDNA libraries
Bonaldo, Maria DeFatima (New York, NY); Soares, Marcelo Bento (New York, NY)
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This invention provides a method to normalize a cDNA library constructed in a vector capable of being converted to single-stranded circles and capable of producing complementary nucleic acid molecules to the single-stranded circles comprising: (a) converting the cDNA library in single-stranded circles; (b) generating complementary nucleic acid molecules to the single-stranded circles; (c) hybridizing the single-stranded circles converted in step (a) with complementary nucleic acid molecules of step (b) to produce partial duplexes to an appropriate Cot; (e) separating the unhybridized single-stranded circles from the hybridized single-stranded circles, thereby generating a normalized cDNA library.
Screening magnetic fields by superconductors: A simple model
Caputo, J.-G., E-mail: caputo@insa-rouen.fr [Laboratoire de Mathématiques, INSA de Rouen, Avenue de l'Université, 76801 Saint-Etienne du Rouvray (France); Gozzelino, L.; Laviano, F.; Ghigo, G.; Gerbaldo, R. [Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129, Torino (Italy); Noudem, J.; Thimont, Y.; Bernstein, P. [CRISMAT/LUSAC, Physics Department, Université de Caen (France)
2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a simple approach to evaluate the magnetic field distribution around superconducting samples, based on the London equations; the elementary variable is the vector potential. This procedure has no adjustable parameters, only the sample geometry and the London length, ?, determine the solution. This approach was validated by comparing the induction field calculated to the one measured above MgB{sub 2} disks of different diameters, at 20?K and for applied fields lower than 0.4?T. The model can be applied if the flux line penetration inside the sample can be neglected when calculating the induction field distribution outside the superconductor. We conclude by showing on a cup-shape geometry how one can design a magnetic shield satisfying a specific constraint.
Mass as a form of Energy in a simple example
Dib, Claudio O
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A major consequence of special relativity, expressed in the relation $E_0 = m c^2$, is that the total energy content of an object at rest, including its thermal motion and binding energy among its constituents, is a measure of its inertia, i.e. its mass. This relation was first stated by Einstein. He showed that, in order to be consistent with the principles of special relativity, there must be a loss of inertia in a block that emits two pulses of electromagnetic radiation. A pedagogical difficulty with this example is that radiation is a purely relativistic phenomenon, and so the connection with the examples one learns in introductory Mechanics courses is not simple. Here we use a more familiar example of masses and springs, where the non-relativistic limit can be easily found and where the potential energy is clearly shown to be part of the mass of the bound system.
A simple deterministic and time reversal invariant thermostat
Henk van Beijeren
2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z
A simple deterministic and time reversal invariant type of thermostat is proposed to be used for computer simulations of classical systems. It acts on collisions with the walls of the container exclusively. It maps the incoming and outgoing velocity of an impinging particle onto each other uniquely, in a way that satisfies a detailed balance condition with respect to the (local) wall temperature. It is fast to implement on a computer, leads to rapid equilibration or approach to a stationary nonequilibrium state and it effects the physical properties of the system in a narrow boundary layer only. Because of the deterministic nature it is especially suitable for studying dynamical systems characteristics, such as Lyapunov exponents and fractal dimensions of attractors. A few successful applications have been reported already.
A simple method for rapidly processing HEU from weapons returns
McLean, W. II; Miller, P.E.
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method based on the use of a high temperature fluidized bed for rapidly oxidizing, homogenizing and down-blending Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) from dismantled nuclear weapons is presented. This technology directly addresses many of the most important issues that inhibit progress in international commerce in HEU; viz., transaction verification, materials accountability, transportation and environmental safety. The equipment used to carry out the oxidation and blending is simple, inexpensive and highly portable. Mobile facilities to be used for point-of-sale blending and analysis of the product material are presented along with a phased implementation plan that addresses the conversion of HEU derived from domestic weapons and related waste streams as well as material from possible foreign sources such as South Africa or the former Soviet Union.
RSMASS: A simple model for estimating reactor and shield masses
Marshall, A.C.; Aragon, J.; Gallup, D.
1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simple mathematical model (RSMASS) has been developed to provide rapid estimates of reactor and shield masses for space-based reactor power systems. Approximations are used rather than correlations or detailed calculations to estimate the reactor fuel mass and the masses of the moderator, structure, reflector, pressure vessel, miscellaneous components, and the reactor shield. The fuel mass is determined either by neutronics limits, thermal/hydraulic limits, or fuel damage limits, whichever yields the largest mass. RSMASS requires the reactor power and energy, 24 reactor parameters, and 20 shield parameters to be specified. This parametric approach should be applicable to a very broad range of reactor types. Reactor and shield masses calculated by RSMASS were found to be in good agreement with the masses obtained from detailed calculations.
A Simple Generative Model of Collective Online Behaviour
Gleeson, James P; Onnela, Jukka-Pekka; Porter, Mason A; Reed-Tsochas, Felix
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Human activities---from voter mobilization to political protests---increasingly take place in online environments, providing novel opportunities for relating individual behaviours to population-level outcomes. The recent availability of data sets that capture the behaviour of individuals participating in online social systems has driven the emerging field of computational social science, as large-scale empirical data sets enable the development of detailed computational models of individual and collective behaviour. Given the inherent limitations of observational data, it is crucial to investigate the extent to which models of collective dynamics can distinguish between different individual-level mechanisms. Here we introduce a simple generative model for the collective behaviour of millions of social networking site users who are deciding between different software applications. Our model incorporates two distinct components: one is associated with recent decisions of users, and the other reflects the cumula...
A Simple Sequential Spectrum Sensing Scheme for Cognitive Radio
Xin, Yan
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Cognitive radio that supports a secondary and opportunistic access to licensed spectrum shows great potential to dramatically improve spectrum utilization. Spectrum sensing performed by secondary users to detect unoccupied spectrum bands, is a key enabling technique for cognitive radio. This paper proposes a truncated sequential spectrum sensing scheme, namely the sequential shifted chi-square test (SSCT). The SSCT has a simple test statistic and does not rely on any deterministic knowledge about primary signals. As figures of merit, the exact false-alarm probability is derived, and the miss-detection probability as well as the average sample number (ASN) are evaluated by using a numerical integration algorithm. Corroborating numerical examples show that, in comparison with fixed-sample size detection schemes such as energy detection, the SSCT delivers considerable reduction on the ASN while maintaining a comparable detection performance.
Simple, rapid method for the preparation of isotopically labeled formaldehyde
Hooker, Jacob Matthew (Port Jefferson, NY); Schonberger, Matthias (Mains, DE); Schieferstein, Hanno (Aabergen, DE); Fowler, Joanna S. (Bellport, NY)
2011-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
Isotopically labeled formaldehyde (*C.sup..sctn.H.sub.2O) is prepared from labeled methyl iodide (*C.sup..sctn.H.sub.3I) by reaction with an oxygen nucleophile having a pendant leaving group. The mild and efficient reaction conditions result in good yields of *C.sup..sctn.H.sub.2O with little or no *C isotopic dilution. The simple, efficient production of .sup.11CH.sub.2O is described. The use of the .sup.11CH.sub.2O for the formation of positron emission tomography tracer compounds is described. The reaction can be incorporated into automated equipment available to radiochemistry laboratories. The isotopically labeled formaldehyde can be used in a variety of reactions to provide radiotracer compounds for imaging studies as well as for scintillation counting and autoradiography.
Higher-Rank Numerical Ranges of Unitary and Normal Matrices
Man-Duen Choi; John A. Holbrook; David W. Kribs; Karol Zyczkowski
2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
We verify a conjecture on the structure of higher-rank numerical ranges for a wide class of unitary and normal matrices. Using analytic and geometric techniques, we show precisely how the higher-rank numerical ranges for a generic unitary matrix are given by complex polygons determined by the spectral structure of the matrix. We discuss applications of the results to quantum error correction, specifically to the problem of identification and construction of codes for binary unitary noise models.
Normal completely positive maps on the space of quantum operations
Chiribella, G; Umanità, V
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We define a class of higher-order linear maps that transform quantum operations into quantum operations and satisfy suitable requirements of normality and complete positivity. For this class of maps we prove two dilation theorems which are the analogues of the Stinespring and Radon-Nikodym theorems for quantum operations. A structure theorem for probability measures with values in this class of higher-order maps is also derived.
Surface tension with Normal Curvature in Curved Space-Time
Himanshu kumar; Sharf Alam; Suhail Ahmad
2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
With an aim to include the contribution of surface tension in the action of the boundary, we define the tangential pressure in terms of surface tension and Normal curvature in a more naturally geometric way. First, we show that the negative tangential pressure is independent of the four-velocity of a very thin hyper-surface. Second, we relate the 3-pressure of a surface layer to the normal curvature and the surface tension. Third, we relate the surface tension to the energy of the surface layer. Four, we show that the delta like energy flows across the hyper-surface will be zero for such a representation of intrinsic 3-pressure. Five, for the weak field approximation and for static spherically symmetric configuration, we deduce the classical Kelvin's relation. Six, we write a modified action for the boundary having contributions both from surface tension and normal curvature of the surface layer. Also we propose a method to find the physical action assuming a reference background, where the background is not flat.
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Hassanein, A.; Konkashbaev, I.
1999-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
The structure of a collisionless scrape-off-layer (SOL) plasma in tokamak reactors is being studied to define the electron distribution function and the corresponding sheath potential between the divertor plate and the edge plasma. The collisionless model is shown to be valid during the thermal phase of a plasma disruption, as well as during the newly desired low-recycling normal phase of operation with low-density, high-temperature, edge plasma conditions. An analytical solution is developed by solving the Fokker-Planck equation for electron distribution and balance in the SOL. The solution is in good agreement with numerical studies using Monte-Carlo methods. The analytical solutions provide an insight to the role of different physical and geometrical processes in a collisionless SOL during disruptions and during the enhanced phase of normal operation over a wide range of parameters.
Bird, R.; Riordan, C.
1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new, simple model for calculating clear-sky direct and diffuse spectral irradiance on horizontal and tilted surfaces is presented. The model is based on previously reported simple algorithms and on comparisons with rigorous radiative transfer calculations and limited outdoor measurements. Equations for direct normal irradiance are outlined; and include: Raleigh scattering; aerosol scattering and absorption; water vapor absorption; and ozone and uniformly mixed gas absorption. Inputs to the model include solar zenith angle, collector tilt angle, atmospheric turbidity, amount of ozone and precipitable water vapor, surface pressure, and ground albedo. The model calculates terrestrial spectra from 0.3 to 4.0 ..mu..m with approximately 10 nm resolution. A major goal of this work is to provide researchers with the capability to calculate spectral irradiance for different atmospheric conditions and different collector geometries using microcomputers. A listing of the computer program is provided.
Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.; Matzke, Melissa M.; Jacobs, Jon M.; Pounds, Joel G.; Waters, Katrina M.
2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantification of LC-MS peak intensities assigned during peptide identification in a typical comparative proteomics experiment will deviate from run-to-run of the instrument due to both technical and biological variation. Thus, normalization of peak intensities across a LC-MS proteomics dataset is a fundamental step in pre-processing. However, the downstream analysis of LC-MS proteomics data can be dramatically affected by the normalization method selected . Current normalization procedures for LC-MS proteomics data are presented in the context of normalization values derived from subsets of the full collection of identified peptides. The distribution of these normalization values is unknown a priori. If they are not independent from the biological factors associated with the experiment the normalization process can introduce bias into the data, which will affect downstream statistical biomarker discovery. We present a novel approach to evaluate normalization strategies, where a normalization strategy includes the peptide selection component associated with the derivation of normalization values. Our approach evaluates the effect of normalization on the between-group variance structure in order to identify candidate normalization strategies that improve the structure of the data without introducing bias into the normalized peak intensities.
Sin, Peter
SMITH NORMAL FORMS OF INCIDENCE MATRICES PETER SIN Abstract. A brief introduction is given to the topic of Smith normal forms of incidence matrices. A general discussion of techniques is illustrated, the fundamental invariant is the Smith normal form of A, whose definition we now recall. A square integer matrix
Simple Physical Models Connect Theory and Experiment in Protein Folding Kinetics
Morozov, Alexandre V.
Simple Physical Models Connect Theory and Experiment in Protein Folding Kinetics Eric Alm1 underlying the protein-folding problem can be tested by developing and characterizing simple models that make prefactor for protein folding. Finally, we discuss the limitations of simple native-state-based models
Frequency combs and platicons in optical microresonators with normal GVD
Lobanov, V E; Kippenberg, T J; Gorodetsky, M L
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We predict the existence of a novel type of the flat-top dissipative solitonic pulses, "platicons", in microresonators with normal group velocity dispersion (GVD). We propose methods to generate these platicons from cw pump. Their duration may be altered significantly by tuning the pump frequency. The transformation of a discrete energy spectrum of dark solitons of the Lugiato-Lefever equation into a quasicontinuous spectrum of platicons is demonstrated. Generation of similar structures is also possible with bi-harmonic, phase/amplitude modulated pump or via laser injection locking.
SRS reactor control rod cooling without normal forced convection cooling
Smith, D.C. (SAIC, Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Easterling, T.C. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States))
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes an analytical study of the coolability of the control rods in the Savannah River site (SRS) K production reactor under conditions of loss of normal forced convection cooling. The study was performed as part of the overall safety analysis of the reactor supporting its restart. The analysis addresses the buoyancy-driven boiling flow over the control rods that occurs when forced cooling is lost. The objective of the study was to demonstrate that the control rods will remain cooled (i.e., no melting) at powers representative of those anticipated for restart of the reactor.
Fitting Parton Distribution Data with Multiplicative Normalization Uncertainties
The NNPDF Collaboration; Richard D. Ball; Luigi Del Debbio; Stefano Forte; Alberto Guffanti; Jose I. Latorre; Juan Rojo; Maria Ubiali
2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the generic problem of performing a global fit to many independent data sets each with a different overall multiplicative normalization uncertainty. We show that the methods in common use to treat multiplicative uncertainties lead to systematic biases. We develop a method which is unbiased, based on a self--consistent iterative procedure. We demonstrate the use of this method by applying it to the determination of parton distribution functions with the NNPDF methodology, which uses a Monte Carlo method for uncertainty estimation.
Asymptotic normalization coefficients for B-10->Be-9+p
Mukhamedzhanov, AM; Clark, HL; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Lui, YW; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Xu, HM; Zhou, XG; Burjan, V.; Cejpek, J.; Kroha, V.; Carstoiu, F.
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
started the Asymptotic normalization coefficient A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, H. L. Clark, C. A. Gagliardi, Y.-W Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University V. Burjan, J. Cejpek Institute for Nuclear Physics, Czech Academ F. Carstoi Institute of Atomic...! the 7Be(p ,g)8B radiative capture cross section at ver astrophysics. @S0556-2813~97!02109-2# PACS number~s!: 25.70.Hi, 21.10.Jx, 24.10.Ht, 25.70.B I. INTRODUCTION Despite considerable experimental and theoretical progress in determining...
High-accuracy measurements of the normal specular reflectance
Voarino, Philippe; Piombini, Herve; Sabary, Frederic; Marteau, Daniel; Dubard, Jimmy; Hameury, Jacques; Filtz, Jean Remy
2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
The French Laser Megajoule (LMJ) is designed and constructed by the French Commissariata l'Energie Atomique (CEA). Its amplifying section needs highly reflective multilayer mirrors for the flash lamps. To monitor and improve the coating process, the reflectors have to be characterized to high accuracy. The described spectrophotometer is designed to measure normal specular reflectance with high repeatability by using a small spot size of 100 {mu}m. Results are compared with ellipsometric measurements. The instrument can also perform spatial characterization to detect coating nonuniformity.
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Simple Models for Turbulent Self-Regulation in Galaxy Disks
Curtis Struck; Daniel C. Smith
1999-07-29T23:59:59.000Z
We propose that turbulent heating, wave pressure and gas exchanges between different regions of disks play a dominant role in determining the preferred, quasi-equilibrium, self-similar states of gas disks on large-scales. We present simple families of analytic, thermohydrodynamic models for these global states, which include terms for turbulent pressure and Reynolds stresses. Star formation rates, phase balances, and hydrodynamic forces are all tightly coupled and balanced. The models have stratified radial flows, with the cold gas slowly flowing inward in the midplane of the disk, and with the warm/hot phases that surround the midplane flowing outward. The models suggest a number of results that are in accord with observation, as well as some novel predictions, including the following. 1) The large-scale gas density and thermal phase distributions in galaxy disks can be explained as the result of turbulent heating and spatial couplings. 2) The turbulent pressures and stresses that drive radial outflows in the warm gas also allow a reduced circular velocity there. This effect was observed by Swaters, Sancisi and van der Hulst in NGC 891, a particularly turbulent edge-on disk. The models predict that the effect should be universal in such disks. 3) They suggest that a star formation rate like the phenomenological Schmidt Law is the natural result of global thermohydrodynamical balance, and may not obtain in disks far from equilibrium. (Abridged)
Towards violation of Born's rule: description of a simple experiment
Khrennikov, Andrei [International Center for Mathematical Modelling in Physics and Cognitive Sciences, Linnaeus University, Vaexjoe, S-35195 (Sweden)
2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
Recently a new model with hidden variables of the wave type was elaborated, so called prequantum classical statistical field theory (PCSFT). Roughly speaking PCSFT is a classical signal theory applied to a special class of signals - 'quantum systems'. PCSFT reproduces successfully all probabilistic predictions of QM, including correlations for entangled systems. This model peacefully coexists with all known no-go theorems, including Bell's theorem. In our approach QM is an approximate model. All probabilistic predictions of QM are only (quite good) approximations of 'real physical averages'. The latter are averages with respect to fluctuations of prequantum fields. In particular, Born's rule is only an approximate rule. More precise experiments should demonstrate its violation. We present a simple experiment which has to produce statistical data violating Born's rule. Since the PCSFT-presentation of this experiment may be difficult for experimenters, we reformulate consequences of PCSFT in terms of the conventional wave function. In general, deviation from Born's rule is rather small. We found an experiment amplifying this deviation. We start with a toy example. Then we present a more realistic example based on Gaussian states with very small dispersion.
Feedbacks in a simple prognostic tropical climate model
Sherwood, S.C. (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA (United States))
1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simple four-cell model of the tropical atmosphere in equilibrium with its boundaries is introduced, which can support a variable diabatic circulation and prognostic temperature and humidity profiles. The model is used to predict atmospheric perturbations away from the observed base state. Prognostic variables include radiation, surface fluxes, and dynamic transports, with temperature and water vapor levels determined by conservation constraints. The model includes a specially developed water vapor scheme that performs favorably compared with observations. The model is used to simulate the local and nonlocal sensitivity of the tropical maritime atmosphere to changes in surface temperature and other boundary conditions at very large horizontal scales. The main findings are as follows: (i) The sensitivity of boundary layer convergence to sea surface temperature (SST) variations depends on the behavior of convective heating over cooler regions and may be overestimated by heuristic models that ignore or oversimplify thermodynamic and radiative constraints; (ii) The maintenance of humidity equilibrium over weakly convective areas is modulated by local radiative feedback; (iii) Evaporation feedbacks on SST may be overestimated by heuristic arguments that do not carefully treat atmospheric water transport. An explanation for the constant-relative humidity behavior of general circulation models under climate changes is also offered based on the results.
Simple rules help select best hydrocarbon distillation scheme
Sanchezllanes, M.T.; Perez, A.L.; Martinez, M.P.; Aguilar-Rodriguez, E.; Rosal, R. del (Inst. Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico City (Mexico))
1993-12-06T23:59:59.000Z
Separation economics depend mainly on investment for major equipment and energy consumption. This relationship, together with the fact that, in most cases, many alternative schemes will be proposed, make it essential to find an optimum scheme that minimizes overall costs. Practical solutions are found by applying heuristics -- exploratory problem-solving techniques that eliminate alternatives without applying rigorous mathematical procedures. These techniques have been applied to a case study. In the case study, a hydrocarbon mixture will be transported through a pipeline to a fractionation plant, where it will be separated into commercial products for distribution. The fractionation will consist of a simple train of distillation columns, the sequence of which will be defined by applying heuristic rules and determining the required thermal duties for each column. The facility must separate ethane, propane and mixed butanes, natural gasoline (light straight-run, or LSR, gasoline), and condensate (heavy naphtha). The ethane will be delivered to an ethylene plant as a gaseous stream, the propane and butanes will be stored in cryogenic tanks, and the gasoline and heavy naphtha also will be stored.
Simple Dynamic Gasifier Model That Runs in Aspen Dynamics
Robinson, P.J.; Luyben, W.L. [Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Gasification (or partial oxidation) is a vital component of 'clean coal' technology. Sulfur and nitrogen emissions can be reduced, overall energy efficiency is increased, and carbon dioxide recovery and sequestration are facilitated. Gasification units in an electric power generation plant produce a fuel for driving combustion turbines. Gasification units in a chemical plant generate gas, which can be used to produce a wide spectrum of chemical products. Future plants are predicted to be hybrid power/chemical plants with gasification as the key unit operation. The widely used process simulator Aspen Plus provides a library of models that can be used to develop an overall gasifier model that handles solids. So steady-state design and optimization studies of processes with gasifiers can be undertaken. This paper presents a simple approximate method for achieving the objective of having a gasifier model that can be exported into Aspen Dynamics. The basic idea is to use a high molecular weight hydrocarbon that is present in the Aspen library as a pseudofuel. This component should have the same 1:1 hydrogen-to-carbon ratio that is found in coal and biomass. For many plantwide dynamic studies, a rigorous high-fidelity dynamic model of the gasifier is not needed because its dynamics are very fast and the gasifier gas volume is a relatively small fraction of the total volume of the entire plant. The proposed approximate model captures the essential macroscale thermal, flow, composition, and pressure dynamics. This paper does not attempt to optimize the design or control of gasifiers but merely presents an idea of how to dynamically simulate coal gasification in an approximate way.
Li, Yimin; Miller, Wlliam H.
2006-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
One of the outstanding issues in the quantum instanton (QI) theory (or any transition state-type theory) for thermal rate constants of chemical reactions is the choice of an appropriate ''dividing surface'' (DS) that separates reactants and products. (In the general version of the QI theory, there are actually two dividing surfaces involved.) This paper shows one simple and general way for choosing DS's for use in QI Theory, namely using the family of (hyper) planes normal to the minimum energy path (MEP) on the potential energy surface at various distances s along it. Here the reaction coordinate is not one of the dynamical coordinates of the system (which will in general be the Cartesian coordinates of the atoms), but rather simply a parameter which specifies the DS. It is also shown how this idea can be implemented for an N-atom system in 3d space in a way that preserves overall translational and rotational invariance. Numerical application to a simple system (the colliner H + H{sub 2} reaction) is presented to illustrate the procedure.
Hard Sphere Dynamics for Normal and Granular Fluids
James W. Dufty; Aparna Baskaran
2005-03-08T23:59:59.000Z
A fluid of N smooth, hard spheres is considered as a model for normal (elastic collisions) and granular (inelastic collisions) fluids. The potential energy is discontinuous for hard spheres so the pairwise forces are singular and the usual forms of Newtonian and Hamiltonian mechanics do not apply. Nevertheless, particle trajectories in the N particle phase space are well defined and the generators for these trajectories can be identified. The first part of this presentation is a review of the generators for the dynamics of observables and probability densities. The new results presented in the second part refer to applications of these generators to the Liouville dynamics for granular fluids. A set of eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the generator for this Liouville dynamics is identified in a special "stationary representation". This provides a class of exact solutions to the Liouville equation that are closely related to hydrodynamics for granular fluids.
Tunneling from super- to normal-deformed minima in nuclei.
Khoo, T. L.
1998-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
An excited minimum, or false vacuum, gives rise to a highly elongated superdeformed (SD) nucleus. A brief review of superdeformation is given, with emphasis on the tunneling from the false to the true vacuum, which occurs in the feeding and decay of SD bands. During the feeding process the tunneling is between hot states, while in the decay it is from a cold to a hot state. The {gamma} spectra connecting SD and normal-deformed (ND) states provide information on several physics issues: the decay mechanism; the spin/parity quantum numbers, energies and microscopic structures of SD bands; the origin of identical SD bands; the quenching of pairing with excitation energy; and the chaoticity of excited ND states at 2.5-5 MeV. Other examples of tunneling in nuclei, which are briefly described, include the possible role of tunneling in {Delta}I = 4 bifurcation in SD bands, sub-barrier fusion and proton emitters.
Asymptotic normalization coefficients, spectroscopic factors, and direct radiative capture rates
Mukhamedzhanov, AM; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Tribble, Robert E.
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of the norms of the overlap function and the radial bound-state wave function are, correspondingly, the spectroscopic factor SlB jB and unity, the single-particle spec- troscopic factor SlB jB (sp) in Eq. ~5! will equal the spectroscopic factor SlB jB... of the radial overlap function is given by Eq. ~3!, and the asymptotic normalization of the radial bound-state wave function is defined as wnBlB jB~r ! ? r.RN blB jB W 2hB ,lB11/2~2kBr ! r . ~6! By the proper choice of SlB jB (sp) , one can make Eq...
Phenomenology of electrostatically charged droplet combustion in normal gravity
Anderson, Eric K.; Koch, Jeremy A.; Kyritsis, Dimitrios C. [Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States)
2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Experimental findings are provided on the effect of electrostatically charging a fuel on single-burning droplet combustion in normal gravity. It was established that significant modification of the flame morphology and the droplet burning time could be achieved, solely by the droplet charge, without the application of external electric fields. Negative charging of the droplets of mixtures of isooctane with either ethanol or a commercially available anti-static additive generated intense motion of the flame and abbreviated the droplet burning time by as much as 40% for certain blend compositions. Positive charging of the droplets generated almost spherical flames, because electrostatic attraction toward the droplets countered the effect of buoyancy. By comparing combustion of droplets of the same conductivity but different compositions, coupling of electrostatics with combustion chemistry was established. (author)
The helium abundances in HgMn and normal stars
M. M. Dworetsky
2004-07-26T23:59:59.000Z
The parameter-free model of diffusion in the atmospheres of HgMn stars (Michaud 1986; Michaud et al 1979) predicts that helium should sink below the He II ionization zone in order that diffusion of other elements may take place, and that all HgMn stars should have deficits of helium in their photospheres, with a minimum deficit of 0.3 dex. In this study, the Smith & Dworetsky (1993) sample of HgMn stars and normal comparison stars is examined, and the helium abundances determined by spectrum synthesis using echelle spectra taken at Lick Observatory and the AAT. The prediction is confirmed; all HgMn stars are deficient in He by as much as 1.5 dex. Also, two HgMn stars, HR7361 and HR7664, show clear evidence of helium stratification.
Fermi Normal Coordinates and Fermion Curvature Couplings in General Relativity
Anshuman Dey; Abhisek Samanta; Tapobrata Sarkar
2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
We study gravitational curvature effects in circular and radial geodesics in static, spherically symmetric space-times, using Fermi normal coordinates. We first set up these coordinates in the general case, and then use this to study effective magnetic fields due to gravitational curvature in the exterior and interior Schwarzschild, Janis-Newman-Winicour, and Bertrand space-times. We show that these fields can be large for specific parameter values in the theories, and thus might have observational significance. We discuss the qualitative differences of the magnetic field for vacuum space-times and for those seeded by matter. We estimate the magnitude of these fields in realistic galactic scenarios and discuss their possible experimental relevance. Gravitational curvature corrections to the Hydrogen atom spectrum for these space-times are also discussed briefly.
SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA
Kilgard, Michael P.
SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA MODEL RATS anymore... #12;SPEECH-CODING AND TRAINING-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN AUDITORY CORTEX OF NORMAL AND DYSLEXIA
3D culture models of normal and malignant breast epithelial cells
Lee, Genee Y.; Kenny, Paraic A.; Lee, Eva H.; Bissell, Mina J.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
3D culture models of normal and malignant breast epithelialcells; Lee et al. 3D culture models of normal and malignantFor correspondence: mjbissell@lbl.gov 3D culture models of
Imaging of normal and pathologic joint synovium using nonlinear optical microscopy as a potential
Rose, Michael R.
, and gout at 3.0 million. Arthritis can result in irreversible destruction and loss of normal articular
Synchrotron radiation damage observations in normal incidence copper mirrors
Takacs, P.Z.; Melendez, J.; Colbert, J.
1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Water-cooled copper mirrors used at near-normal incidence on two beam lines at the NSLS are observed to undergo severe degradation upon exposure to the direct SR beam. These mirrors are used on beam lines designed to utilize radiation in the wavelength regions longer than 100 nm and are coated with a uv reflection-enhancing coating, consisting of one or more bilayers of aluminum with a MgF/sub 2/ overcoat. Beamline performance degrades very rapidly following installation of a new set of mirrors. Analysis of the mirror surfaces by various non-destructive techniques indicates severe degradation of the coating and surface along the central strip where most of the x-ray power is absorbed from the beam. In one case where the mirror had three bilayer coatings, the outer coating layer has disappeared along the central strip. Rutherford backscatter measurements indicate compositional changes between layers and confirm the existence of a carbon deposit on the surface. Thermal modeling suggests that most of the damage is caused by direct photon interaction, since the temperature rise in the energy deposition region is small.
Sampling Plan for Assaying Plates Containing Depleted or Normal Uranium
Ivan R. Thomas
2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes the rationale behind the proposed method for selecting a 'representative' sample of uranium metal plates, portions of which will be destructively assayed at the Y-12 Security Complex. The total inventory of plates is segregated into two populations, one for Material Type 10 (depleted uranium (DU)) and one for Material Type 81 (normal [or natural] uranium (NU)). The plates within each population are further stratified by common dimensions. A spreadsheet gives the collective mass of uranium element (and isotope for DU) and the piece count of all plates within each stratum. These data are summarized in Table 1. All plates are 100% uranium metal, and all but approximately 60% of the NU plates have Kel-F{reg_sign} coating. The book inventory gives an overall U-235 isotopic percentage of 0.22% for the DU plates, ranging from 0.19% to 0.22%. The U-235 ratio of the NU plates is assumed to be 0.71%. As shown in Table 1, the vast majority of the plates are comprised of depleted uranium, so most of the plates will be sampled from the DU population.
Rap G protein signal in normal and disordered lymphohematopoiesis
Minato, Nagahiro, E-mail: minato@imm.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp
2013-09-10T23:59:59.000Z
Rap proteins (Rap1, Rap2a, b, c) are small molecular weight GTPases of the Ras family. Rap G proteins mediate diverse cellular events such as cell adhesion, proliferation, and gene activation through various signaling pathways. Activation of Rap signal is regulated tightly by several specific regulatory proteins including guanine nucleotide exchange factors and GTPase-activating proteins. Beyond cell biological studies, increasing attempts have been made in the past decade to define the roles of Rap signal in specific functions of normal tissue systems as well as in cancer. In the immune and hematopoietic systems, Rap signal plays crucial roles in the development and function of essentially all lineages of lymphocytes and hematopoietic cells, and importantly, deregulated Rap signal may lead to unique pathological conditions depending on the affected cell types, including various types of leukemia and autoimmunity. The phenotypical studies have unveiled novel, even unexpected functional aspects of Rap signal in cells from a variety of tissues, providing potentially important clues for controlling human diseases, including malignancy.
Assessing the efficiency of dye-swap normalization to remove systematic bias
Rostock, UniversitÃ¤t
Assessing the efficiency of dye-swap normalization to remove systematic bias from two. Using three different data sets, this paper assesses the effectiveness of dye-swap normalization. The results show how dye-swap normalization corrects the bias introduced by the different properties
The Smith Normal Form of a Matrix Associated with Young's Lattice
The Smith Normal Form of a Matrix Associated with Young's Lattice Tommy Wuxing Cai and Richard P. Stanley Abstract. We prove a conjecture of Miller and Reiner on the Smith normal form of the operator DU be a commutative ring with 1 and M an mÃ?m matrix over R. We say that M has a Smith normal form (SNF) over R
Schwartz, Stephen E.
). This is the energy in the solar spectrum falling per unit time on a unit area of a surface oriented normal to the Sun Direct-normal solar irradiance (DNSI), the total energy in the solar spectrum incident in unit time extinction of solar energy without regard to the details of the extinction - whether absorption or scattering
Riabov, Vladimir V.
Author's personal copy Numerical study of interference between simple-shape bodies in hypersonic 2008 Available online 3 December 2008 Keywords: Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows Direct simulation Monte-Carlo method Flow interference Simple-shape bodies Toroidal balloon a b s t r a c t Hypersonic rarefied
The setpoint overshoot method: A simple and fast closed-loop approach for PID tuning*
Skogestad, Sigurd
The setpoint overshoot method: A simple and fast closed-loop approach for PID tuning* Mohammad and Technology (NTNU), N-7491 Trondheim, Norway Abstract: A simple method has been developed for PID controller% of the regulatory controllers utilise the PID algorithm. A recent survey (Kano and Ogawa [2]) from Japan shows
Aerodynamics of Two Interfering Simple-Shape Bodies in Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows
Riabov, Vladimir V.
Aerodynamics of Two Interfering Simple-Shape Bodies in Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows Vladimir V and numerical studies [1-4] of aerodynamics of simple shape bodies have provided valuable information related not be used to define the aerodynamics of side-by-side bodies. Flow about two side-by-side cylinders
Comparison of Simple Power Analysis Attack Resistant Algorithms for an Elliptic Curve
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
Comparison of Simple Power Analysis Attack Resistant Algorithms for an Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem, University College Cork Email: {e.popovici}@ucc.ie Abstract-- Side channel attacks such as Simple Power Analy- sis(SPA) attacks provide a new challenge for securing algorithms from an attacker. Algorithms
Thermodynamics and kinetics of competing aggregation processes in a simple model system
Berry, R. Stephen
Thermodynamics and kinetics of competing aggregation processes in a simple model system Ambarish 8 November 2007 A simple model system has been used to develop thermodynamics and kinetics for bulk and thermodynamics of the processes and to infer the conditions in which one process dominates another, in the high
Un Mod`ele simple d'injection diphasique avec phase condensable
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
a simple mathematical model to understand the decision of the penetration of a stream of water vapor condensing on a concrete wall, observed experimentally (see for example the situations described in [11], et [7]). A simple homogenized model for the injection in a porous medium is proposed, giving a bound
Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Organoclay Nanolaminates Synthesized via Simple Self-Assembly
Braun, Paul
transform fully dense solids into ultralow thermal conductivity materials. Here we report a simple self of nanolaminate spacing. A simple series resistance model describes the behavior and gives an interfacial thermal thermal conductance For phonon-mediated heat conduction, a material is generally thought to reach its
Modeling pore corrosion in normally open gold- plated copper connectors.
Battaile, Corbett Chandler; Moffat, Harry K.; Sun, Amy Cha-Tien; Enos, David George; Serna, Lysle M.; Sorensen, Neil Robert
2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of this study is to model the electrical response of gold plated copper electrical contacts exposed to a mixed flowing gas stream consisting of air containing 10 ppb H{sub 2}S at 30 C and a relative humidity of 70%. This environment accelerates the attack normally observed in a light industrial environment (essentially a simplified version of the Battelle Class 2 environment). Corrosion rates were quantified by measuring the corrosion site density, size distribution, and the macroscopic electrical resistance of the aged surface as a function of exposure time. A pore corrosion numerical model was used to predict both the growth of copper sulfide corrosion product which blooms through defects in the gold layer and the resulting electrical contact resistance of the aged surface. Assumptions about the distribution of defects in the noble metal plating and the mechanism for how corrosion blooms affect electrical contact resistance were needed to complete the numerical model. Comparisons are made to the experimentally observed number density of corrosion sites, the size distribution of corrosion product blooms, and the cumulative probability distribution of the electrical contact resistance. Experimentally, the bloom site density increases as a function of time, whereas the bloom size distribution remains relatively independent of time. These two effects are included in the numerical model by adding a corrosion initiation probability proportional to the surface area along with a probability for bloom-growth extinction proportional to the corrosion product bloom volume. The cumulative probability distribution of electrical resistance becomes skewed as exposure time increases. While the electrical contact resistance increases as a function of time for a fraction of the bloom population, the median value remains relatively unchanged. In order to model this behavior, the resistance calculated for large blooms has been weighted more heavily.
Normal and lateral Casimir forces between deformed plates
Emig, Thorsten; Hanke, Andreas; Golestanian, Ramin; Kardar, Mehran [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet zu Koeln, Zuelpicher Strasse 77, D-50937 Cologne (Germany); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, D-70550 Stuttgart (Germany); Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan 45195-159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States)
2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Casimir force between macroscopic bodies depends strongly on their shape and orientation. To study this geometry dependence in the case of two deformed metal plates, we use a path-integral quantization of the electromagnetic field which properly treats the many-body nature of the interaction, going beyond the commonly used pairwise summation (PWS) of van der Waals forces. For arbitrary deformations we provide an analytical result for the deformation induced change in the Casimir energy, which is exact to second order in the deformation amplitude. For the specific case of sinusoidally corrugated plates, we calculate both the normal and the lateral Casimir forces. The deformation induced change in the Casimir interaction of a flat and a corrugated plate shows an interesting crossover as a function of the ratio of the mean plate distance H to the corrugation length {lambda}: For {lambda}<
Aerodynamics of Two Interfering Simple-Shape Bodies in Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows
Riabov, Vladimir V.
Aerodynamics of Two Interfering Simple-Shape Bodies in Hypersonic Rarefied-Gas Flows Vladimir V. Riabov Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA ABSTRACT Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows near two side of Hypersonic Rarefied Gas Flows n
A Simple Model of Climatological Rainfall and Vertical Motion Patterns over the Tropical Oceans
Back, Larissa E.
A simple model is developed that predicts climatological rainfall, vertical motion, and diabatic heating profiles over the tropical oceans given the sea surface temperature (SST), using statistical relationships deduced ...
A Simple Energy Model for the Harvesting and Leakage in a Supercapacitor
Ingram, Mary Ann
A Simple Energy Model for the Harvesting and Leakage in a Supercapacitor Aravind Kailas Dept.brunelli@disi.unitn.it Abstract--The modeling of energy storage devices such as supercapacitors for wireless sensor networks
#MySmallAct: 10 Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green This Earth...
Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Go Green and Save Green This Earth Day MySmallAct: 10 Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green This Earth Day April 20, 2015 - 4:10pm Addthis Energy Department employee Bill...
Development and analysis of a simple grey-box model of central sleep apnea
Kazerani, Ali
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis, we develop and analyze a simple grey-box model that describes the pathophysiology of central sleep apnea (CSA). We construct our model following a thorough survey of published approaches. Special attention ...
Annular mode-like responses to external forcings in a simple atmospheric general circulation model
Ring, Michael J., 1979-
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis, I investigate the response of a simple atmospheric general circulation model to applied forcings to learn whether the annular mode patterns are a preferred model response to the forcings. The thesis is ...
A Simple Method of Signal Quality Monitoring for WAAS LNAV/VNAV
Stanford University
A Simple Method of Signal Quality Monitoring for WAAS LNAV/VNAV Peter Shloss, Raytheon Company R expressed herein. Biographies Mr. Peter Shloss is a Senior Principal Systems Engineer with Raytheon Company
Simple Method for Estimating and Comparing of X-Ray Damage Rates...
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Method for Estimating and Comparing of X-Ray Damage Rates. Simple Method for Estimating and Comparing of X-Ray Damage Rates. Abstract: This note describes an approach for...
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
Savely G. Karshenboim
2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantum electrodynamics is the first successful and still the most successful quantum field theory. Simple atoms, being essentially QED systems, allow highly accurate theoretical predictions. Because of their simple spectra, such atoms have been also efficiently studied experimentally frequently offering the most precisely measured quantities. Our review is devoted to comparison of theory and experiment in the field of precision physics of light simple atoms. In particular, we consider the Lamb shift in the hydrogen atom, the hyperfine structure in hydrogen, deuterium, helium-3 ion, muonium and positronium, as well as a number of other transitions in positronium. Additionally to a spectrum of unperturbed atoms, we consider annihilation decay of positronium and the g factor of bound particles in various two-body atoms. Special attention is paid to the uncertainty of the QED calculations due to the uncalculated higher-order corrections and effects of the nuclear structure. We also discuss applications of simple atoms to determination of several fundamental constants.
Correlation Effects in a Simple Stochastic Model of the Thermohaline Circulation
Monahan, Adam Hugh
. monahana@uvic.ca August 8, 2002 Present Address: School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria BC, Canada, V8P 5C2 1 #12;Abstract A simple model
Lyapunov Exponents of a Simple Stochastic Model of the Thermally and Wind-Driven Ocean Circulation
Monahan, Adam Hugh
August 8, 2002 Present Address: School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC,Victoria BC, Canada, V8P 5C2 0 #12;Abstract A reformulation of the simple model
A Simple Heat-Flow Quality Function And Appraisal Of Heat-Flow...
Simple Heat-Flow Quality Function And Appraisal Of Heat-Flow Measurements And Heat-Flow Estimates From The Uk Geothermal Catalogue Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference...
Drag reducing polymers as simple indicators of hemolytic potential in biomechanical devices
Shieh, Sarah
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An experimental study was carried out to determine if drag reducing polymers can be simple indicators of hemolytic potential in biomechanical devices. Specifically, three different blood pumps, known as a left ventricle ...
Catalytic Addition of Simple Alkenes to Carbonyl Compounds by Use of Group 10 Metals
Ho, Chun-Yu
Recent advances using nickel complexes in the activation of unactivated monosubstituted olefins for catalytic intermolecular carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions with carbonyl compounds, such as simple aldehydes, isocyanates, ...
www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms Physical Properties of Normal Grade Biodiesel and Winter Grade Biodiesel
Amir Reza Sadrolhosseini; Mohd Maarof Moksin; Harrison Lau; Lik Nang; Monir Norozi; W. Mahmood; Mat Yunus; Azmi Zakaria
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Abstract: In this study, optical and thermal properties of normal grade and winter grade palm oil biodiesel were investigated. Surface Plasmon Resonance and Photopyroelectric technique were used to evaluate the samples. The dispersion curve and thermal diffusivity were obtained. Consequently, the variation of refractive index, as a function of wavelength in normal grade biodiesel is faster than winter grade palm oil biodiesel, and the thermal diffusivity of winter grade biodiesel is higher than the thermal diffusivity of normal grade biodiesel. This is attributed to the higher palmitic acid C16:0 content in normal grade than in winter grade palm oil biodiesel.
E-Print Network 3.0 - acute normal tissue Sample Search Results
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Engineering, Tel Aviv University Collection: Engineering ; Biology and Medicine 16 Blast-induced phenotypic switching in cerebral vasospasm Summary: blast. (G-H) Normalized...
E-Print Network 3.0 - asymptotically normal estimators Sample...
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Jin, Jiashun - Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University Collection: Mathematics 2 Robust Asymptotic Statistics Exponential Families Summary: . normal M-, L-, R-,...
Keller, Jr., Fred A. (Lakewood, CO); Nguyen, Quang A. (Golden, CO)
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Strains of the yeast Pichia stipitis NPw9 (ATCC PTA-3717) useful for the production of ethanol using oxygen for growth while fermenting normally toxic lignocellulosic prehydrolysates.
Ar-40/Ar-39 Age Constraints for the Jaramillo Normal Subchron...
oxygen isotope, climate record calibration of the astronomical timescale proposed by Johnson (1982) and Shackleton et al. (1990). Ar-40Ar-39 ages of a normally magnetized...
E-Print Network 3.0 - asymp normalization coefficients Sample...
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Summary: Department of Mathematics, Capital Normal University Beijing 100048, China Abstract: It's a joint work... our recent work on the asymp- totic stability of the waves...
Krim, Jacqueline
Tribological degradation of fluorocarbon coated silicon microdevice surfaces in normal and sliding degradation of the contact interface of a fluorocarbon monolayer-coated polycrystalline silicon microdevice
PTF11iqb: Cool supergiant mass loss that bridges the gap between Type IIn and normal supernovae
Smith, Nathan; Cenko, S Bradley; Kasliwal, Mansi M; Silverman, Jeffrey M; Filippenko, Alexei V; Gal-Yam, Avishay; Clubb, Kelsey I; Graham, Melissa L; Leonard, Douglas C; Horst, J Chuck; Williams, G Grant; Andrews, Jennifer E; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Nugent, Peter; Sullivan, Mark; Maguire, Kate; Xu, Dong; Ben-Ami, Sagi
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
PTF11iqb was initially classified as a TypeIIn event caught very early after explosion. It showed narrow Wolf-Rayet (WR) spectral features on day 2, but the narrow emission weakened quickly and the spectrum morphed to resemble those of Types II-L and II-P. At late times, Halpha emission exhibited a complex, multipeaked profile reminiscent of SN1998S. In terms of spectroscopic evolution, we find that PTF11iqb was a near twin of SN~1998S, although with weaker interaction with circumstellar material (CSM) at early times, and stronger CSM interaction at late times. We interpret the spectral changes as caused by early interaction with asymmetric CSM that is quickly (by day 20) enveloped by the expanding SN ejecta photosphere, but then revealed again after the end of the plateau when the photosphere recedes. The light curve can be matched with a simple model for weak CSM interaction added to the light curve of a normal SN~II-P. This plateau requires that the progenitor had an extended H envelope like a red supergia...
2007-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
Dec 5, 2007 ... by N. I. M. Gould1, D. Orban2 and Ph. L. Toint3 .... package specification document is available in the GALAHAD installation tree in the file.
Normalized Microwave Reflection Index: A Vegetation Measurement Derived From GPS Networks
Small, Eric
is known as Normalized Differ- ence Water Index (NDWI) [12]. It is calculated using reflectance in two near infrared (NIR) channels. Similar indices have been proposed that use reflectance at other NIR wavelengthsNormalized Microwave Reflection Index: A Vegetation Measurement Derived From GPS Networks Kristine
Impact of assumption of log-normal distribution on monthly rainfall estimation from TMI
Lee, Dong Heon
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
-evaluate the assumption for estimates from TMI, which, unlike the SSM/I, has a 10 GHz channel. The minimum chi-square estimation technique was used for the log-normal method. To check the credibility of the estimation routines, log-normally distributed synthetic data were...
Original article Normal and sickle red blood cell dynamics under venular flow
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
1 Original article Normal and sickle red blood cell dynamics under venular flow C. Allayousa , A these notions are found in sickle cell disease where sickle red blood cells become more rigid, leading. Thus, normal and sickle red blood cells are classified into different sub-groups, showing
Projective re-normalization for improving the behavior of a homogeneous conic linear system
Belloni, Alexandre
In this paper we study the homogeneous conic system F : Ax = 0, x ? C \\ {0}. We choose a point ¯s ? intC? that serves as a normalizer and consider computational properties of the normalized system F¯s : Ax = 0, ¯sT x = 1, ...
The Smith Normal Form of the Incidence Matrix of Skew Lines in PG(3, q)
Sin, Peter
The Smith Normal Form of the Incidence Matrix of Skew Lines in PG(3, q) Peter Sin, University. In our case D = q4I. #12;Smith normal forms A, L define endomorphisms of the free Z-module on lines. Cokernel of A is called the Smith group and the torsion subgroup of the cokernel of L is known
Geometry and scaling relations of a population of very small rift-related normal faults
normal faults within the Solite Quarry of the Dan River rift basin range in length from a few millimetres AND SCALING RELATIONS The small normal faults are present in quarries of the Virginia Solite Corporation outcrops and quarried boulders (Fig. 2). The fault traces are typically straight, although the fault tips
Temperature dependence of the structure of Langmuir films of normal-alkanes on liquid mercury
Ocko, Ben
Temperature dependence of the structure of Langmuir films of normal-alkanes on liquid mercury H phase behavior of Langmuir films of n-alkanes CH3(CH2)n 2CH3 , denote Cn on mercury was studied surface normal, alkanes on mercury are always oriented surface parallel and show no long-range in
A Filtering Mechanism for Normal Fish Trajectories Cigdem Beyan, Robert B. Fisher
Fisher, Bob
A Filtering Mechanism for Normal Fish Trajectories Cigdem Beyan, Robert B. Fisher IPAB, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK C.Beyan@sms.ed.ac.uk, rbf@inf.ed.ac.uk Abstract Understanding fish surveillance, etc. However, the literature is very limited in terms of normal/abnormal fish behavior
Interpolating wind speed normals from the sparse Dutch network to a high resolution
Stoffelen, Ad
, we had potential wind speed time series with 30 years of data (with at least 20 yearly and monthly by Verkaik (Verkaik, 2001). The method is a five-step procedure: 1 Use series of (potential) wind to calculate (potential) normals at measuring sites 2 Calculate wind speed normals at the top of the surface
Zachmann, Gabriel
. Consistent Normal Orientation for Polygonal Meshes Pavel Borodin Gabriel Zachmann Reinhard Klein Institute
Dimitrov, Vesselin, E-mail: vesselin@uctm.edu [Department of Silicate Technology, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8, Kl. Ohridski Blvd., Sofia 1756 (Bulgaria)] [Department of Silicate Technology, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, 8, Kl. Ohridski Blvd., Sofia 1756 (Bulgaria); Komatsu, Takayuki, E-mail: komatsu@mst.nagaokaut.ac.jp [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)] [Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka-cho, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)
2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
A suitable relationship between free-cation polarizability and electronegativity of elements in different valence states and with the most common coordination numbers has been searched on the basis of the similarity in physical nature of both quantities. In general, the cation polarizability increases with decreasing element electronegativity. A systematic periodic change in the polarizability against the electronegativity has been observed in the isoelectronic series. It has been found that generally the optical basicity increases and the single bond strength of simple oxides decreases with decreasing the electronegativity. The observed trends have been discussed on the basis of electron donation ability of the oxide ions and type of chemical bonding in simple oxides. - Graphical abstract: This figure shows the single bond strength of simple oxides as a function of element electronegativity. A remarkable correlation exists between these independently obtained quantities. High values of electronegativity correspond to high values of single bond strength and vice versa. It is obvious that the observed trend in this figure is closely related to the type of chemical bonding in corresponding oxide. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A suitable relationship between free-cation polarizability and electronegativity of elements was searched. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The cation polarizability increases with decreasing element electronegativity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The single bond strength of simple oxides decreases with decreasing the electronegativity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The observed trends were discussed on the basis of type of chemical bonding in simple oxides.
A simple method of estimating wind turbine blade fatigue at potential wind turbine sites
Barnard, J.C.; Wendell, L.L.
1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents a technique of estimating blade fatigue damage at potential wind turbine sites. The cornerstone of this technique is a simple model for the blade`s root flap bending moment. The model requires as input a simple set of wind measurements which may be obtained as part of a routine site characterization study. By using the model to simulate a time series of the root flap bending moment, fatigue damage rates may be estimated. The technique is evaluated by comparing these estimates with damage estimates derived from actual bending moment data; the agreement between the two is quite good. The simple connection between wind measurements and fatigue provided by the model now allows one to readily discriminate between damaging and more benign wind environments.
New method for computing ideal MHD normal modes in axisymmetric toroidal geometry
Wysocki, F.; Grimm, R.C.
1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Analytic elimination of the two magnetic surface components of the displacement vector permits the normal mode ideal MHD equations to be reduced to a scalar form. A Galerkin procedure, similar to that used in the PEST codes, is implemented to determine the normal modes computationally. The method retains the efficient stability capabilities of the PEST 2 energy principle code, while allowing computation of the normal mode frequencies and eigenfunctions, if desired. The procedure is illustrated by comparison with earlier various of PEST and by application to tilting modes in spheromaks, and to stable discrete Alfven waves in tokamak geometry.
Fuel cell system logic for differentiating between rapid and normal shutdown commands
Keskula, Donald H. (Webster, NY); Doan, Tien M. (Columbia, MD); Clingerman, Bruce J. (Palmyra, NY)
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method of controlling the operation of a fuel cell system wherein each shutdown command for the system is subjected to decision logic which determines whether the command should be a normal shutdown command or rapid shutdown command. If the logic determines that the shutdown command should be a normal shutdown command, then the system is shutdown in a normal step-by-step process in which the hydrogen stream is consumed within the system. If the logic determines that the shutdown command should be a rapid shutdown command, the hydrogen stream is removed from the system either by dumping to atmosphere or routing to storage.
Multi-phase decline curve analysis with normalized rate and time
Fraim, Michael Lee
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Material Balance Equation. The purpose of the current work is to develop a normalized time and a normalized rate which can be applied to the Fetkovich type curve or any other decline type curve. From a Fetkovich type curve analysis, an engineer can...MULTI-PHASE DECLINE CURVE ANALYSIS WITH NORMALIZED RATE AND TIME A Thesis by MICHAEL LEE FRAIM Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University &n partial fulf 111ment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August...
Blood Vessel Normalization in the Hamster Oral Cancer Model for Experimental Cancer Therapy Studies
Ana J. Molinari; Romina F. Aromando; Maria E. Itoiz; Marcela A. Garabalino; Andrea Monti Hughes; Elisa M. Heber; Emiliano C. C. Pozzi; David W. Nigg; Veronica A. Trivillin; Amanda E. Schwint
2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Normalization of tumor blood vessels improves drug and oxygen delivery to cancer cells. The aim of this study was to develop a technique to normalize blood vessels in the hamster cheek pouch model of oral cancer. Materials and Methods: Tumor-bearing hamsters were treated with thalidomide and were compared with controls. Results: Twenty eight hours after treatment with thalidomide, the blood vessels of premalignant tissue observable in vivo became narrower and less tortuous than those of controls; Evans Blue Dye extravasation in tumor was significantly reduced (indicating a reduction in aberrant tumor vascular hyperpermeability that compromises blood flow), and tumor blood vessel morphology in histological sections, labeled for Factor VIII, revealed a significant reduction in compressive forces. These findings indicated blood vessel normalization with a window of 48 h. Conclusion: The technique developed herein has rendered the hamster oral cancer model amenable to research, with the potential benefit of vascular normalization in head and neck cancer therapy.
CRITICAL FIELD FOR SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND LOW-TEMPERATURE NORMAL-STATE HEAT CAPACITY OF TUNGSTEN
Triplett, B.B.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
NORMAL-STATE HEAT CAPACITY OF TUNGSTEN B. B. Triplett, N. E.State Heat Capacity of Tungsten* B. n. Triplett,t N. E.I. ;\\feasurement Properties of tungsten sa~ples. ~feasured
Plotkin, Gordon
Bistructures, Bidomains and Linear Logic Pierre-Louis Curien, LIENS, CNRSÂEcole Normale Sup hope that the structures isolated here will help in the search for a direct, extensional
Yield and leaf blade area comparisons of extra leafy to normal leafed maize (Zea mays L.)
Rushing, Ronald Wayne
2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
relationships between extra leaf production and rain yield of the leafy 9 hybrids. Fourteen hybrids were compared, including, eight Lfy and six normal-leafed industry standard hybrids. The fourteen hybrids were replicated four times in a randomized block design...
Field measurements of a swell band, shore normal, flux divergence reversal
Link, Shmuel G
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Throughout this thesis we will discuss the theoretical background and empirical observation of a swell band shore normal flux divergence reversal. Specifically, we will demonstrate the existence and persistence of the ...
Mapping local hippocampal changes in Alzheimer's disease and normal ageing with MRI at 3 Tesla
Thompson, Paul
Mapping local hippocampal changes in Alzheimer's disease and normal ageing with MRI at 3 Tesla and Alzheimer's disease based on high resolution MRI at 3 Tesla. T1-weighted images were acquired from 19
A CW normal-conductive RF gun for free electron laser and energy recovery linac applications
Baptiste, Kenneth
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Todd, State-of-the art electron guns and injector de- signs,7] Summary of working group on guns and injectors, 41st Ad-A CW normal-conductive RF gun for free electron laser and
Method for distinguishing normal and transformed cells using G1 kinase inhibitors
Crissman, Harry A. (Los Alamos, NM); Gadbois, Donna M. (Los Alamos, NM); Tobey, Robert A. (Los Alamos, NM); Bradbury, E. Morton (Santa Fe, NM)
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A G.sub.1 phase kinase inhibitor is applied in a low concentration to a population of normal and transformed mammalian cells. The concentration of G.sub.1 phase kinase inhibitor is selected to reversibly arrest normal mammalian cells in the G.sub.1 cell cycle without arresting growth of transformed cells. The transformed cells may then be selectively identified and/or cloned for research or diagnostic purposes. The transformed cells may also be selectively killed by therapeutic agents that do not affect normal cells in the G.sub.1 phase, suggesting that such G.sub.1 phase kinase inhibitors may form an effective adjuvant for use with chemotherapeutic agents in cancer therapy for optimizing the killing dose of chemotherapeutic agents while minimizing undesirable side effects on normal cells.
Operating Experience Level 3, Dangers of Objects Falling into Normally Occupied Areas
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
This Operating Experience Level 3 (OE-3) document provides information about a safety concern related to the dangers of items falling from heights into spaces normally occupied by workers at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.
Skogestad, Sigurd
with a constant setpoint policy. For the CO2 cycle on the other hand, a combination of measurements is necessary cycles Part II: Selection of controlled variables JÃ¸rgen Bauck Jensen, Sigurd Skogestad Department February 2007 Abstract The paper focuses on operation of simple refrigeration cycles and considers
Simple Loran Cycle Error Detection Algorithms for Maritime Harbor Entrance Approach
Stanford University
Simple Loran Cycle Error Detection Algorithms for Maritime Harbor Entrance Approach Operations cycle. This paper details and examines some of the algorithms being developed and analyzed by SC127. SC 127 is developing simplified eLoran cycle error detection algorithms for the eLoran HEA MPS. Correct
Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles Jrgen B. Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad
Skogestad, Sigurd
Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles JÃ¸rgen B. Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad cycle. Keywords: Operation, heat pump cycle, cyclic process, charge, self-optimizing control 1. The coefficients of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (re- frigerator, A
Degrees of freedom and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles
Skogestad, Sigurd
Degrees of freedom and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles JÃ¸rgen Bauck Jensen and Sigurd in the opposite direction, the "heat pump", has recently become pop- ular. These two applications have also merged of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (refrigerator, A/C) are defined as COPh = Qh
Apprciation simple de la maturit des composts urbains en relation avec leurs effets sur la pro-
Boyer, Edmond
Appréciation simple de la maturité des composts urbains en relation avec leurs effets sur la pro54500 Vandceuvre RÉSUMÉ Des composts prélevés dans différentes usines après divers temps de maturation de composts jeunes, puis cet effet s'atténue et devient même positif après plusieurs mois de
Mandelis, Andreas
Simple, accurate, and precise measurements of thermal diffusivity in liquids using a thermal, and its application to the evaluation of the thermal diffusivity of liquids is described. The simplicity agreement was found with reported results in the literature. The accuracy of the thermal diffusivity
Simple and General Statistical Profiling with PCT Charles Blake Steve Bauer
Simple and General Statistical Profiling with PCT Charles Blake Steve Bauer Laboratory for Computer Science Laboratory for Computer Science Massachusettes Institute of Technology Massachusettes Institute of Technology cb@mit.edu bauer@mit.edu Abstract The Profile Collection Toolkit (PCT) provides a novel
Lithium Enolates of Simple Ketones: Structure Determination Using the Method of Continuous Variation
Collum, David B.
Lithium Enolates of Simple Ketones: Structure Determination Using the Method of Continuous of continuous variation in conjunction with 6Li NMR spectroscopy was used to characterize lithium enolates,N,N,N-tetramethylethylenediamine and cubic tetramers in tetrahydrofuran and 1,2-dimethoxyethane. Introduction Lithium enolates are used
Deterministic and Probabilistic Simple Model for Single Pile Behavior under Lateral Truck Impact
Mirdamadi, Alireza
2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z
is a simple model with an estimation of each parameter. In order to contribute uncertainties in parameters and the model, a probabilistic model is also designed, and finally a fragility estimation is made by using these models. The research covers 4...
SimpleMonitorUSBXPress User Guide Tobi Delbruck, tobi@ini.phys.ethz.ch
Delbruck, Tobi
SimpleMonitorUSBXPress User Guide Tobi Delbruck, tobi@ini.phys.ethz.ch Allows monitoring AER over at the University of Sevilla and the second by Tobi Delbruck at INI in Zurich. The firmware and host code is written. Last modified 8/20/2005 Under subversion https://svn.ini.unizh.ch/repos/avlsi/CAVIAR/wp5/USBAER
Simple Models of Zero-Net Mass-Flux Jets for Flow Control Simulations
Mittal, Rajat
Simple Models of Zero-Net Mass-Flux Jets for Flow Control Simulations Reni Raju Dynaflow Inc for modeling the dynamics of zero- net mass-flux (ZNMF) actuators, the computational costs associated-flow model. 1. INTRODUCTION Zero-net mass-flux (ZNMF) actuators or "synthetic jets" have potential
Simple Identity-Based Cryptography with Mediated Xuhua Ding and Gene Tsudik
Ding, Xuhua
with identity-based cryptography. Mediated RSA (mRSA) [9] is a simple and practical method of splitting a RSA another since each cryptographic operation (signature or decryption) involves both parties. mRSA allows fast and fine-grained control of users' security privileges. However, mRSA still relies on conventional
A simple realization of gl(2,c) Lie algebra with vector operators on sphere
Q. H. Liu; X. P. Rong; D. M. Xun
2010-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
By utilization of three elementary vector operators as position, angular momentum and their cross product, a simple realization of gl(2,c) Lie algebra on sphere are constructed. The coherent states based on this algebra can then be constructed by standard manner.
Roulstone, Ian
A simple column model to explore anticipated problems in variational assimilation of satellite Office, Exeter, UK Abstract We investigate a simplified form of variational data assimilation in a fully of nonlinearity become non-negligible in the variational data assimilation algorithm. A careful analysis
A Simple Fuzzy Classifier based on Inconsistency Analysis of Labeled Data
Putten, Peter van der
for designing fuzzy systems for prediction, control, and pattern recognition. Most of these data 2000, fuzzy classifier, model initialisation, direct mail INRODUCTION Data mining and knowledgeA Simple Fuzzy Classifier based on Inconsistency Analysis of Labeled Data JÃ¡nos Abonyi, Hans Roubos
Exploring the Effect of Turning Maneuvers and Route Choice on a Simple Network
Daganzo, Carlos F.
of a single-route if vehicles obey the Kinematic Wave Theory of traffic flow (Lighthill and Whitham, 1955 Abstract A simple symmetric network consisting of two tangent rings on which vehicles obey the Kinematic Wave Theory of traffic flow and can switch rings at the point of tangency is studied. An on
A simple model for evolution of proteins towards the global minimum of free energy
Unger, Ron
A simple model for evolution of proteins towards the global minimum of free energy Tamar Kaffe-Abramovich and Ron Unger Background: Proteins seem to have their native structure in a global minimum of free energy is in the global minimum of free energy. The aim of this study is to investigate such evolutionary processes
Computers & Geosciences 32 (2006) 749766 A simple algorithm for the mapping of TIN data onto a
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Computers & Geosciences 32 (2006) 749766 A simple algorithm for the mapping of TIN data onto 2005 Abstract Triangulated irregular networks (TIN) in landscape evolution models have the advantage of TIN landscape nodes onto a static grid, facilitating the creation of a fixed stratigraphic record
Quasi-optimal Coverage Algorithm for Simple Robot in an Unknown Environment
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Quasi-optimal Coverage Algorithm for Simple Robot in an Unknown Environment Dominique DUHAUT Lab algorithm to make a quasi-optimal coverage of an unknown environment. Under some hypothesis, we demonstrate that it is possible to build a map of the environment and to cover it, without passing two times in the same space
Probably the best simple PID tuning rules in the world Sigurd Skogestad
Skogestad, Sigurd
Probably the best simple PID tuning rules in the world Sigurd Skogestad #3; Department of Chemical and still result in a good closed-loop behavior. The starting point has been the IMC PID tuning rules, if not thousands, of papers have been written on tuning of PID controllers, and one must question the need
Probably the best simple PID tuning rules in the world Sigurd Skogestad
Skogestad, Sigurd
Probably the best simple PID tuning rules in the world Sigurd Skogestad #3; Department of Chemical This is the version distributed at the meeting where the ZN-PID tunings (probably incorrectly) are assumed to be given PID tuning rules of Rivera, Morari and Skogestad (1986) which have achieved widespread industrial
A Simple Toy Example of a Distributed System: On the Design of a Connecting Switch
Munchen 2 (Germany) Abstract In this paper the development life-cycle of a design method for distributed the behaviour of a very simple protocol. A development life-cycle commonly includes four phases: (1) requirement a family of speci cations along the development life-cycle one observes particular (pairs of) aspects
Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's
#12;Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's liquid stratification and boundary topography are both essential elements in structuring energy-containing eddies-slope waveguide) in a model basin, here driven by a compact cooling region at high latitude (Hallberg & Rhines JPO
A Simple and Effective Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Platform for Urban Electric Vehicles
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
A Simple and Effective Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Platform for Urban Electric Vehicles B-in-the-loop simulation of urban electric vehicles. The proposed platform, which is expected to be used for electric is coupled to DC machine-based load torque emulator taking into account the electric vehicle mechanics
Whitehouse, Kamin
Using Simple Light Sensors to Achieve Smart Daylight Harvesting Jiakang Lu, Dagnachew Birru, Kamin demonstrate how to improve the effectiveness of daylight harvesting with a sin- gle light sensor on each sky to predict the incoming daylight and set window transparency accordingly. We evaluate our system
Characterization of At-species in simple and biological media by high performance
Boyer, Edmond
Characterization of At- species in simple and biological media by high performance anion exchange detection system, may be an alternative way to study its chemistry. In this research work, High Performance indicates the existence of negative ion, astatide At- . The methodology was successfully applied
A simple, reliable technique for making electrical contact to multiwalled carbon nanotubes
A simple, reliable technique for making electrical contact to multiwalled carbon nanotubes P. J. de nanotubes is described. With these contacts, current in the mA range can be routinely passed through individual multiwalled nanotubes without adverse consequences, thus allowing their resistance to be measured
Circulation Sensitivity to Heating in a Simple Model of Baroclinic Turbulence PABLO ZURITA-GOTOR
Vallis, Geoff
Circulation Sensitivity to Heating in a Simple Model of Baroclinic Turbulence PABLO ZURITA-level model on the form and strength of the heating, aiming to understand the qualitatively different sensitivity of the isentropic slope on differential heating reported by previous idealized studies when
A SIMPLE PROOF OF THE FARY-WAGNER THEOREM DAVID R. WOOD
Wood, David R.
A SIMPLE PROOF OF THE FÂ´ARY-WAGNER THEOREM DAVID R. WOOD The purpose of this note is to give at most two. 1 #12;2 DAVID R. WOOD denote the circle of radius centred at s. For each neighbour: david.wood@upc.edu #12;
Cognitive Science 28 (2004) 9791008 Using movement and intentions to understand simple events
Zacks, Jeffrey M.
, Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Event perception; Movement; Knowledge structures 1. Introduction, an arriving subway produces a blast of air, the lights in a theater dim before the movie. Dynamic movementCognitive Science 28 (2004) 979Â1008 Using movement and intentions to understand simple events
Lee, Ilsoon
Simple Fabrication of a Highly Sensitive Glucose Biosensor Using Enzymes Immobilized in Exfoliated for the development of a glucose biosensor. Exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets (xGnP) were tested to enhance to 100s of dollars per gram) often makes them cost-prohibitive for some applications. Exfoliated graphite
Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains: Insights from Simple Models
Benjaafar, Saifallah
Carbon Footprint and the Management of Supply Chains: Insights from Simple Models Saif Benjaafar1-making that accounts for both cost and carbon footprint. We examine how the values of these parameters as well or shareholders, are undertaking initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. However, these initiatives have
Un Mod\\`ele simple d'injection diphasique avec phase condensable
Pousin, Jérôme; Debicki, Gérard
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
L'objectif de cette note est de proposer un mod\\`ele math\\'ematique simple permettant de comprendre l'arr\\^et de la p\\'en\\'etration d'un flux de vapeur d'eau condensable sur un mur de b\\'eton, observ\\'e exp\\'erimentalement (voir par exemple les diff\\'erentes exp\\'eriences d'injection de vapeur dans du b\\'eton pr\\'esent\\'ees dans [11], et [7]). Un mod\\`ele homog\\'en\\'eis\\'e simple d'injection dans un milieu poreux est propos\\'e, donnant une borne pour la position asymptotique en temps du front de p\\'en\\'etration. The aim of this paper is to propose a simple mathematical model to understand the decision of the penetration of a stream of water vapor condensing on a concrete wall, observed experimentally (see for example the situations described in [11], and [7]). A simple homogenized model for the injection in a porous medium is proposed, giving a bound for the asymptotic-time position at the front of penetration.
ASIP-Based Multiprocessor SoC Design for Simple and Double Binary Turbo Decoding
Muller, Olivier
ASIP-Based Multiprocessor SoC Design for Simple and Double Binary Turbo Decoding Olivier Muller presents a new multiprocessor platform for high throughput turbo decoding. The proposed platform is based the recent shuffling technique introduced in the turbo-decoding field to reduce communication latency
A simple solar cell series resistance measurement method J. Cabestany and L. Castaer
Boyer, Edmond
the series resistance of a solar cell is described. This procedure only needs dark I(V) measurements565 A simple solar cell series resistance measurement method J. Cabestany and L. CastaÃ±er E Physics Abstracts 73.40L The series resistance of a solar cell is a parameter of special interest because
A Simple and Intuitive Graphical Approach to the Design of Thermoelectric Cooling Systems
A Simple and Intuitive Graphical Approach to the Design of Thermoelectric Cooling Systems Simon, thermoelectric active cooling systems can help maintain electronic devices at a desired temperature condition and others. The method could help designers to examine and choose a thermoelectric module from catalogues
Interhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models
the prescribed tropical heating in both intensity and geographical extent and by inducing remote precipitation anomalies by interaction with the basic state. 1. Introduction Tropical heat sources can remotely influenceInterhemispheric Teleconnections from Tropical Heat Sources in Intermediate and Simple Models XUAN
The visibility complex made visibly simple an introduction to 2D structures of visibility
Durand, Frédo
. Then a sweeping algorithm that can build the complex in O(mlog(n)) where n is the size of the visibility graph when a line becomes tangent to three objects. This is shown in the video. The complex is build usingThe visibility complex made visibly simple an introduction to 2D structures of visibility Fr
Isospectral Metrics on Classical Compact Simple Lie Groups Submitted to the Faculty
Proctor, Emily
Isospectral Metrics on Classical Compact Simple Lie Groups A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty;Acknowledgements This thesis is the product of support from a number of people. First and foremost, it has been. I give thanks to Peter Doyle for leading me out of a blind alley, to Dorothee Schueth for helping me
The Impact of Simple Institutions in Experimental Economies with Poverty Traps
Greer, Julia R.
The Impact of Simple Institutions in Experimental Economies with Poverty Traps C. Mónica Capra a threshold. The threshold externality generates two equilibria--a suboptimal "poverty trap" and an optimal typically sink into the poverty trap and the optimal equilibrium is never reached. However, the ability
Hu, Chia-Ren.
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simple heuristic derivation is given for the universal jump in the superfluid density rho(s) at the transition temperature T(c) of a two-dimensional superfluid. It is based on the mathematical equivalence of the Hamiltonians of two systems: (i) a...
Transient Shear Banding in a Simple Yield Stress Fluid Thibaut Divoux,1
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
region with a vanishing local shear rate loc = 0 and a fluidized region sheared at loc = c. Besides, var that somewhat blur the above distinction. First, non-thixotropic nonad- hesive emulsions, for which magnetic resonance velocime- try coupled to wide-gap rheology shows simple yielding behavior [12], were found
Ohl, Claus-Dieter
Birth and Growth of Cavitation Bubbles within Water under Tension Confined in a Simple Synthetic. Cavitation can spontaneously occur, nucleating a bubble. We investigate the dynamics of spontaneous or triggered cavitation inside water filled microcavities of a hydrogel. Results show that a stable bubble
Non-linear rheology of a nanoconfined simple fluid Lionel Bureau
approached. These are extremely challenging to perform on atomic glass formers, because of their elevated-controlled conditions. Surface Forces Apparatus (SFA) experiments have shown that simple liquids confined between solid understanding of the jamming transition [11], is also of paramount impor- tance for boundary lubrication [12
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
A simple analytical model to study and control azimuthal instabilities in annular combustion analytical method to compute the azimuthal modes appearing in annular combustion chambers and help analyzing exper- imental, acoustic and LES (Large Eddy Simulation) data obtained in these combustion chambers
Computers and Chemical Engineering 31 (2007) 712721 Optimal operation of simple refrigeration cycles
Skogestad, Sigurd
cooling duty) the compressor power is set. Furthermore, it is usually optimal to maximize the heat sub-cooling is optimal. For a simple ammonia cycle, sub-cooling gives savings in compressor power and cooling are widely used and their power ranges from less than 1 kW to above 100 MW. In both cases vapour
Pictures: A simple structured graphics model Sigbjorn Finne and Simon Peyton Jones,
Jones, Simon Peyton
Pictures: A simple structured graphics model Sigbjorn Finne and Simon Peyton Jones, DepartmentÂindependent model for deÂ scribing twoÂdimensional graphics using a functional language. Graphical scenes the geometric composition of arbitrary pictures. The structured graphics model presented has been implemented
A Simple Atmospheric Model of the Local and Teleconnection Responses to Tropical Heating Anomalies
Wang, Chunzai
the local and remote stationary responses of the atmosphere to tropical heating anomalies is describedA Simple Atmospheric Model of the Local and Teleconnection Responses to Tropical Heating Anomalies and forced with a localized heating for illustration. In the tropics, the baroclinic responses are familiar
A Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations
Chen, Qingyan "Yan"
. SCI can be easily integrated into new CFD programs. Introduction Advanced building design requests and pressure distributions that are crucial for thermal comfort and building structure designs. TraditionallyA Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations
A Simple GSPN for Modeling Common Mode Failures in Critical Infrastructures
Krings, Axel W.
A Simple GSPN for Modeling Common Mode Failures in Critical Infrastructures Axel Krings and Paul@cs.uidaho.edu) Abstract It is now apparent that our nation's infrastructures and essential utilities have been optimized independent, survivable software control systems for automated regulation of critical infrastructures like
Which Groundwater Remediation Objective is Better, a Realistic One or a Simple One?
Coello, Carlos A. Coello
in Oregon. Introduction One of the first steps in setting up an optimization model for water resources1 Which Groundwater Remediation Objective is Better, a Realistic One or a Simple One? Xiaolin Ren1)333-9017, Email: minsker@uiuc.edu Abstract: One of the first steps in setting up an optimal groundwater
Development and Implementation of Interactive/Visual Software for Simple Aircraft Gas Turbine Design
Ghajar, Afshin J.
Aircraft Gas Turbine, define the thermodynamic cycle implemented in the model, define the key engineDevelopment and Implementation of Interactive/Visual Software for Simple Aircraft Gas Turbine of software to analyze and design gas turbine systems has been an important part of this course since 1988
J. Mol. Biol. (1996) 259, 988994 Local Interactions Dominate Folding in a Simple
Unger, Ron
Unger1,2 * and John Moult2 Recent computational studies of simple models of protein folding have1 Press Limited Keywords: protein folding; lattice models; local interactions*Corresponding author Introduction What are the dominant contributions guiding the process of protein folding? The short life
Yarmukhamedov, R. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, 100214 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
2014-05-09T23:59:59.000Z
The basic methods of the determination of asymptotic normalization coefficient for A+a?B of astrophysical interest are briefly presented. The results of the application of the specific asymptotic normalization coefficients derived within these methods for the extrapolation of the astrophysical S factors to experimentally inaccessible energy regions (E ? 25 keV) for the some specific radiative capture A(a,?)B reactions of the pp-chain and the CNO cycle are presented.
Reactive-coupling-induced normal mode splittings in microdisk resonators coupled to waveguides
Huang Sumei; Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)
2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study the optomechanical design introduced by M. Li et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 223901 (2009)], which is very effective for investigation of the effects of reactive coupling. We show the normal mode splitting that is due solely to reactive coupling rather than due to dispersive coupling. We suggest feeding the waveguide with a pump field along with a probe field and scanning the output probe for evidence of reactive-coupling-induced normal mode splitting.
May 28-29, 2008/ARR Thermal Effect of Off-Normal Energy
Raffray, A. RenÃ©
#12;May 28-29, 2008/ARR 2 Power Plant FW Under Energy Deposition from Off- Normal Conditions Â· Thermal for Power Plant with Bare FS FW Â· Disruption simulation: q''=1.667 x 109 W/m2 over 3 ms (~5 MJ/m2) Â· 4+1 mm impact of off-normal events on power plant FW presented before for SiC and W Â· Questions arise
The effect of firming agents on quality of parthenocarpic and normal fresh-pack pickles
Longan, Bobby Jeff
1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The use of calcium salts as firming agents is widespread in the food industry; however, alum has traditionally been used for this purpose in pickles. The parthenocarpic cucumber, which holds great promise because of improved machine harvesting... characteris- tics, was found to be softer than normal pickles when processed by the usual commercial method. Calcium chloride, calcium lactate, and alum were evaluated as firming agents at five levels each in both parthenocarpic and normal pickles...
Mountain, Christopher Eugene
2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
INCIDENT DETECTION USING THE STANDARD iNORMAL DEVIATE MODEL AND TRAVEL TECHIE INFORMATION FROM PROBE VEHICLES A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER EUGENE MOUNTAIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTFR OF SCIENCE December 1993 Major Subject: Civil Engineering INCIDENT DETECTION USING THE STANDARD NORMAL DEVIATE MODEL AND TRAVEL TIME INFORMATION FROM PROBE VEHICLES A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER EUGENE MOUNTAIN Submitted...
Back to Basics?... or How can supersymmetry be used in simple quantum cosmological model
P. V. Moniz
1995-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
The general theory of N=1 supergravity with supermatter is applied to a Bianchi type IX diagonal model. The supermatter is constituted by a complex scalar field and its spin-$1\\over 2$ fermionic partners. The Lorentz invariant Ansatz for the wave function of the universe, $\\Psi$, is taken to be as simple as possible in order to obtain {\\it new} solutions. The wave function has a simple form when the potential energy term is set to zero. However, neither the wormhole or the Hartle-Hawking state could be found. The Ansatz for $\\Psi$ used in this paper is constrasted with the more general framework of R. Graham and A. Csord\\'as.
A simple, low-cost, data logging pendulum built from a computer mouse
Gintautas, Vadas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hubler, Alfred [UIUC
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Lessons and homework problems involving a pendulum are often a big part of introductory physics classes and laboratory courses from high school to undergraduate levels. Although laboratory equipment for pendulum experiments is commercially available, it is often expensive and may not be affordable for teachers on fixed budgets, particularly in developing countries. We present a low-cost, easy-to-build rotary sensor pendulum using the existing hardware in a ball-type computer mouse. We demonstrate how this apparatus may be used to measure both the frequency and coefficient of damping of a simple physical pendulum. This easily constructed laboratory equipment makes it possible for all students to have hands-on experience with one of the most important simple physical systems.
Calculating and visualizing the density of states for simple quantum mechanical systems
Declan Mulhall; Matthew Moelter
2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
We present a graphical approach to understanding the degeneracy, density of states, and cumulative state number for some simple quantum systems. By taking advantage of basic computing operations we define a straightforward procedure for determining the relationship between discrete quantum energy levels and the corresponding density of states and cumulative level number. The density of states for a particle in a rigid box of various shapes and dimensions is examined and graphed. It is seen that the dimension of the box, rather than its shape, is the most important feature. In addition, we look at the density of states for a multi-particle system of identical bosons built on the single-particle spectra of those boxes. A simple model is used to explain how the $N$-particle density of states arises from the single particle system it is based on.
A simple setup for neutron tomography at the Portuguese Nuclear Research Reactor
M. A. Stanojev Pereira; J. G. Marques; R. Pugliesi
2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A simple setup for neutron radiography and tomography was recently installed at the Portuguese Research Reactor. The objective of this work was to determine the operational characteristics of the installed setup, namely the irradiation time to obtain the best dynamic range for individual images and the spatial resolution. The performance of the equipment was demonstrated by imaging a fragment of a 17th century decorative tile.
A simple proof of a theorem of Statman Harry G. Mairson \\Lambda
Mairson, Harry
A simple proof of a theorem of Statman Harry G. Mairson \\Lambda Cambridge Research Laboratory ; x 2 ; : : : ; x k g be a set of â??Âterms, each of firstÂorder type ff; then L j â??c : ff ! Ã¸ ! Ã¸ and successor on Church numerals, the length of a list of terms of type ff can be computed by length j â??L : (ff
Simple trapped-ion architecture for high-fidelity Toffoli gates
Borrelli, Massimo [CM-DTC, SUPA, EPS/School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Mazzola, Laura [Turku Centre for Quantum Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto (Finland); School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, BT7 1NN Belfast (United Kingdom); Paternostro, Mauro [School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, BT7 1NN Belfast (United Kingdom); Maniscalco, Sabrina [CM-DTC, SUPA, EPS/School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS (United Kingdom); Turku Centre for Quantum Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turun yliopisto (Finland)
2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss a simple architecture for a quantum toffoli gate implemented using three trapped ions. The gate, which, in principle, can be implemented with a single laser-induced operation, is effective under rather general conditions and is strikingly robust (within any experimentally realistic range of values) against dephasing, heating, and random fluctuations of the Hamiltonian parameters. We provide a full characterization of the unitary and noise-affected gate using three-qubit quantum process tomography.
A generalized simple corner-balance transport method for 1-D problems
Eaton, Thomas Lance
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
OF SCIENCE May 1994 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering A GENERALIZED SIMPLE CORNER-BALANCE TRANSPORT METHOD FOR I-D PROBLEMS A Thesis by THOMAS LANCE EATON Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved as to style and content by: Marvin L. Adams (Chair of Committee) Paul Nelson (Member) Raytcho Lazarov (Member) John . Poston (Head of Department) May 1994 Major Subject: Nuclear Engineering ABSTRACT A Generalized...
A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scintillator
Akhilesh P. Nandan; Sharmili Rudra; Himangshu Neog; S. Biswas; S. Mahapatra; B. Mohanty; P. K. Samal
2015-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
A new and simple technique has been developed using plastic scintillator detectors for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy without single channel analyzer (SCA) or multichannel analyzer (MCA). In these experiments only a leading edge discriminator (LED) and NIM scalers have been used. Energy calibration of gamma spectra in plastic scintillators has been done using Co$^{60}$ and Cs$^{137}$ sources. The details experimental technique, analysis procedure and experimental results has been presented in this article.
Discrete and continuous exponential transforms of simple Lie groups of rank two
Iryna Kashuba; Jiri Patera
2007-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
We develop and describe continuous and discrete transforms of class functions on compact simple Lie group $G$ as their expansions into series of uncommon special functions, called here $\\E$-functions in recognition of the fact that the functions generalize common exponential functions. The rank of $G$ is the number of variables in the $\\E$-functions. A uniform discretization of the decomposition problem is described on lattices of any density and symmetry admissible for the Lie group $G$.
A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scintillator
Akhilesh P. Nandan; Sharmili Rudra; Himangshu Neog; S. Biswas; S. Mahapatra; B. Mohanty; P. K. Samal
2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z
A new and simple technique has been developed using plastic scintillator detectors for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy without single channel analyzer (SCA) or multichannel analyzer (MCA). In these experiments only a leading edge discriminator (LED) and NIM scalers have been used. Energy calibration of gamma spectra in plastic scintillators has been done using Co$^{60}$ and Cs$^{137}$ sources. The details experimental technique, analysis procedure and experimental results has been presented in this article.
Simple thermodynamics of strongly coupled one-component-plasma in two and three dimensions
Khrapak, Sergey A., E-mail: Sergey.Khrapak@dlr.de [Forschungsgruppe Komplexe Plasmen, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany); Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation); Khrapak, Alexey G. [Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)
2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Simple analytical approximations for the internal energy of the strongly coupled one-component-plasma in two and three dimensions are discussed. As a result, new practical expressions for the internal energy in the fluid phase are proposed. Their accuracy is checked by evaluating the location of the fluid-solid phase transition from the free energy consideration. Possible applications to other related systems are briefly discussed.
Dissipative scale effects in strain-gradient plasticity: the case of simple shear
Maria Chiricotto; Lorenzo Giacomelli; Giuseppe Tomassetti
2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
We answer in the affirmative to a conjecture formulated in [L. Anand et. al. (2005) J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 53:1789--1826] concerning a variational characterization of the \\emph{actual yield strength} $\\tau_Y$, the threshold for the inset of plastic flow, in a thin strip undergoing simple shear. Moreover, we find a new formula relating $\\tau_Y$ to the height of the strip. Our formula confirms that thinner specimens display higher actual yield strength.
Yan Beygelzimer; Natalia Lavrinenko
2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
A mechanism of perfect plasticity under low homological temperatures has been suggested. According to this mechanism, the phenomenon under study is of critical nature. It connects with percolation transition in the net of grain boundaries and with nonlocal interaction of fragments uniquely under simple shear mode. The mechanism is justified by general reasoning, mainly of geometrical character, and also by employing computational modeling and well-known experimental results.
Simple, safe, effective destruction of honey bees in swarms, feral colonies, and managed colonies
Sames, William James
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
ABSTRACT Simple, Safe, Effective Destruction of Honey Bees in Swarms, Feral Colonies, and Managed Colonies. (December 1989) William James Sames IV, A. A. , New Mexico Military Institute; B. A. , Texas A8M University Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee; Dr.... James W. Smith. Jr. Dr. William T. Wilson Methods for destroying honey bee swarms, feral colonies, and managed colonies were evaluated in response to the anticipated invasion of Africanized honey bees from Mexico into the United States. This study...
La New economy : un simple boom d'investissement ? Bernard PAULRE *
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
La New economy : un simple boom d'investissement ? Bernard PAULRE * MATISSE UMR UniversitÃ© Paris 1 C.N.R.S. nÂ° 8595 RÃ©sumÃ© A la question de savoir ce qu'est la New economy, nous rÃ©pondons en acceptions ou trois formes de discours visant la New economy. AprÃ¨s avoir rendu compte de ses performances et
Interaction of impurity ions with a weakly non-Maxwellian simple hydrogenic plasma
Terry, W.K.
1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
The average acceleration of an ensemble of ''test particles'' in a plasma is called the ''dynamical friction''; the average rate at which their velocity vectors spread out in velocity space is expressed in a velocity-space diffusion-rate tensor. These quantities are derived for impurity ions interacting with a weakly non-Maxwellian simple hydrogenic plasma. The distribution functions for the plasma ions and electrons are written explicitly. 5 refs., 3 figs.
Evaluation of Simple Causal Message Logging for Large-Scale Fault Tolerant HPC Systems
Bronevetsky, G; Meneses, E; Kale, L V
2011-02-25T23:59:59.000Z
The era of petascale computing brought machines with hundreds of thousands of processors. The next generation of exascale supercomputers will make available clusters with millions of processors. In those machines, mean time between failures will range from a few minutes to few tens of minutes, making the crash of a processor the common case, instead of a rarity. Parallel applications running on those large machines will need to simultaneously survive crashes and maintain high productivity. To achieve that, fault tolerance techniques will have to go beyond checkpoint/restart, which requires all processors to roll back in case of a failure. Incorporating some form of message logging will provide a framework where only a subset of processors are rolled back after a crash. In this paper, we discuss why a simple causal message logging protocol seems a promising alternative to provide fault tolerance in large supercomputers. As opposed to pessimistic message logging, it has low latency overhead, especially in collective communication operations. Besides, it saves messages when more than one thread is running per processor. Finally, we demonstrate that a simple causal message logging protocol has a faster recovery and a low performance penalty when compared to checkpoint/restart. Running NAS Parallel Benchmarks (CG, MG and BT) on 1024 processors, simple causal message logging has a latency overhead below 5%.
Han, Eun Young, E-mail: eyhan@uams.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (United States); Zhang Xin; Yan Yulong; Sharma, Sunil; Penagaricano, Jose [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (United States); Moros, Eduardo [Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL (United States); Corry, Peter [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (United States)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
At University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is performed by using a linear accelerator with an add-on micromultileaf collimator (mMLC). In our clinical setting, static jaws are automatically adapted to the furthest edge of the mMLC-defined segments with 2-mm (X jaw) and 5-mm (Y jaw) margin and the same jaw values are applied for all beam angles in the treatment planning system. This additional field gap between the static jaws and the mMLC allows additional radiation dose to normal brain tissue. Because a radiosurgery procedure consists of a single high dose to the planning target volume (PTV), reduction of unnecessary dose to normal brain tissue near the PTV is important, particularly for pediatric patients whose brains are still developing or when a critical organ, such as the optic chiasm, is near the PTV. The purpose of this study was to minimize dose to normal brain tissue by allowing minimal static jaw margin around the mMLC-defined fields and different static jaw values for each beam angle or arc. Dose output factors were measured with various static jaw margins and the results were compared with calculated doses in the treatment planning system. Ten patient plans were randomly selected and recalculated with zero static jaw margins without changing other parameters. Changes of PTV coverage, mean dose to predefined normal brain tissue volume adjacent to PTV, and monitor units were compared. It was found that the dose output percentage difference varied from 4.9-1.3% for the maximum static jaw opening vs. static jaw with zero margins. The mean dose to normal brain tissue at risk adjacent to the PTV was reduced by an average of 1.9%, with negligible PTV coverage loss. This dose reduction strategy may be meaningful in terms of late effects of radiation, particularly in pediatric patients. This study generated clinical knowledge and tools to consistently minimize dose to normal brain tissue.
Fermion Quasi-normal modes of the Kerr Black-Hole
W. A. Carlson; A. S. Cornell; B. Jordan
2012-01-27T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we study the fermion quasi-normal modes of a 4-dimensional rotating black-hole using the WKB(J) (to third and sixth order) and the AIM semi-analytic methods in the massless Dirac fermion sector. These semi-analytic approximations are computed in a pedagogical manner with comparisons made to the numerical values of the quasi-normal mode frequencies presented in the literature. It was found that The WKB(J) method and AIM show good agreement with direct numerical solutions for low values of the overtone number $n$ and angular quantum number l.
Acoustic wave propagation through a supercooled liquid: A normal mode analysis
Yuki Matsuoka; Hideyuki Mizuno; Ryoichi Yamamoto
2012-10-17T23:59:59.000Z
The mechanism of acoustic wave propagation in supercooled liquids is not yet fully understood since the vibrational dynamics of supercooled liquids are strongly affected by their amorphous inherent structures. In this paper, the acoustic wave propagation in a supercooled model liquid is studied by using normal mode analysis. Due to the highly disordered inherent structure, a single acoustic wave is decomposed into many normal modes in broad frequency range. This causes the rapid decay of the acoustic wave and results in anomalous wavenumber dependency of the dispersion relation and the rate of attenuation.
Davis, Veronica Ladell
1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
this project, he/she is free to do so. Upon completion of the project, a copy of the results will be mailed to you. 31 APPENDIX A (CONT. ) We feel that this study is important because it will help us to better understand motivation in children. We would... students and eighty normal subjects partic1pated 1n the study. Normal children were found to be signficantly more persistent than nonretarded children. Older retarded ch11dren showed signf1cantly more helplessness than e1ther of the other two retarded...
Wu, Shin-Tson
JOURNAL OF DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 5, NO. 8, AUGUST 2009 319 A Simple Transflective LCD for Mobile well. Its fabrication process is fairly simple and it is suit- able for mobile applications. Index-LCD). I. INTRODUCTION TRANSFLECTIVE liquid crystal displays (TR-LCDs) have been widely used in mobile
Bull, Susan
to which these findings may be transferable to other settings. 1 Introduction Open learner models (OLM introduces OLMlets, a simple OLM to help users identify their learning needs. Based on UMPTEEN [4], OLMlets of OLMs. The aim in this paper is to provide an indication of what can be achieved with a simple OLM
Boyer, Edmond
. For example, in concen- trating solar power plants1 or in prospective Generation IV nuclear reactors,2THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 140, 114502 (2014) Thermal conductivity of simple liquids: Origin dependence of T1/4 3/2 in the thermal conductivity of the simple Lennard-Jones (LJ) liquid is explored
A. N. Leznov
2008-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Two Poisson structures invariant with respect to discrete transformation of the Maximal root in the case of arbitrary semi-simple algebras are presented in explicit form. Thus the problem of construction of equations of n-wave hierarchy in the case of arbitrary semi simple algebra is solved finally.
ATOC/CHEM 5151 Fall 2014 The San Joaquin Valley, acid rain, and a simple "box" model
Toohey, Darin W.
ATOC/CHEM 5151 Â Fall 2014 Problem 26 The San Joaquin Valley, acid rain, and a simple "box" model. In this problem, use a simple box model to estimate the formation of so-called "acid fogs" in this valley. Assume the steady-state SO2 concentration (in units of molecules cm-3 ). (2) Sulfuric acid is produced from
On Strong Normalization of the Calculus of Constructions with Type-Based Termination
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
On Strong Normalization of the Calculus of Constructions with Type-Based Termination Benjamin Gr.Gregoire,Jorge-Luis.Sacchini}@inria.fr Abstract. Termination of recursive functions is an important property in proof assistants based on dependent type theories; it implies con- sistency and decidability of type checking. Type-based termination
Inducing Letter-by-letter Dyslexia in Normal Readers Daniel Fiset1
Gosselin, FrÃ©dÃ©ric
Inducing Letter-by-letter Dyslexia in Normal Readers Daniel Fiset1 , FreÂ´deÂ´ric Gosselin1 , Caroline Blais1 , and Martin Arguin1,2 Abstract & Letter-by-letter (LBL) dyslexia is an acquired reading. Sequential and parallel letter processing in letter-by-letter dyslexia. Cogni- tive Neuropsychology, 19, 535
A generalized 3D inverted pendulum model to represent human normal walking
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
A generalized 3D inverted pendulum model to represent human normal walking Sophie Sakka IRCCy,lacouture}@univ-poitiers.fr Abstract-- This paper compares different inverted pendulum models to represent the stance phase of human adapted to pathological walking as the walking symmetry hypothesis -needed to build classical inverted
Jiang,Tianzi
on diffusion tensor tractography: Application to patients with relapsing neuromyelitis optica Fuchun Lin,a,1 the pyramidal tract (PYT) of relapsing neuromyelitis optica (RNMO) patients without visible brain lesions-normalized parameterization; Diffusion indices; Pyramidal tract; Relapsing neuromyelitis optica Introduction Diffusion tensor
Solid state laser disk amplifer architecture: the normal-incidence stack
Dane, C. Brent; Albrecht, Georg F.; Rotter, Mark D.
2005-01-25T23:59:59.000Z
Normal incidence stack architecture coupled with the development of diode array pumping enables the power/energy per disk to be increased, a reduction in beam distortions by orders of magnitude, a beam propagation no longer restricted to only one direction of polarization, and the laser becomes so much more amendable to robust packaging.
Zhang, DG; Ting, CS; Hu, Chia-Ren.
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The effect of a transverse supercurrent I-s up to the thermodynamic critical current on the low-temperature conductance characteristics between a normal metal N and a clean s- or d-wave superconductor (S) is theoretically investigated, covering from...
Data Collection and Normalization for the Development of Cost Estimating Relationships
Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]
1997-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
Cost estimating relationships or parametric equations are mathematical statements that indicate that the cost is proportional to a physical commodity. Parametric estimating requires that the statistical analysis be performed on data points to correlate the cost drivers and other system parameters. This chapter discusses considerations for data collection and normalization.
A Gene Necessary for Normal Male Courtship, yellow, Acts Downstream of fruitless in the
Gruber, Jonathan
A Gene Necessary for Normal Male Courtship, yellow, Acts Downstream of fruitless in the Drosophila- ship behavior, genes acting downstream of fru have not yet been identified. Here we demonstrate that the yellow (y) gene is genetically downstream of fru in the 3rd -instar larval brain. Yellow protein
ON A CONDENSED FORM FOR NORMAL MATRICES UNDER FINITE SEQUENCES OF UNITARY SIMILARITIES
Bielefeld, University of
ON A CONDENSED FORM FOR NORMAL MATRICES UNDER FINITE SEQUENCES OF UNITARY SIMILARITIES L. Elsner have found a condensed form to which any unitary matrix can be reduced, again by a finite sequence of HouseÂ holder transformations. This condensed form can be considered as a pentadiagonal or block
ANIMATION OF THE NORMAL ICE CYCLE OF THE LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES OF NORTH AMERICA
OF ANNUAL ICE CYCLE 1. Fall Cooling 2. Ice Formation 3. Ice Thickness 4. Seasonal Maximum Ice Cover 5ANIMATION OF THE NORMAL ICE CYCLE OF THE LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES OF NORTH AMERICA R.A. Assel and J describes an interactive menu- driven computer tutorial on the contemporary ice cover climatology
A Novel Approach to Determine Normal Variation in Gene Expression Data
Zaki, Mohammed Javeed
and regulation. In the last decade the development of mouse models for cancer, dia- betes, neuro to experimental noise in each of the mice and then mines for normal variance among the identical mice-throughput gene expression has become an important tool to study transcriptional activity in a variety of bio
Scuola Normale Superiore -Pisa September 1988 A Variational Definition of the Strain Energy
Acerbi, Emilio
.1) is a natural regularity assumption, (2.2) has the important physical meaning that the energy becomes infinite when the volume locally vanishes; finally, (2.3) and (2.4) are growth assumptions on the energy. WeScuola Normale Superiore - Pisa September 1988 A Variational Definition of the Strain Energy
Perkins, Jeremy Dane
2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
in clinical pathology tests, all were within normal limits at study end except for T4. In conclusion, ZNS dosed at 10 mg/kg twice daily for dogs would maintain therapeutic levels (10 to 70?g/ml) recommended in human epileptic patients. Therapeutic monitoring...
High Speed Max-Log-MAP Turbo SISO Decoder Implementation Using Branch Metric Normalization
Arslan, Tughrul
High Speed Max-Log-MAP Turbo SISO Decoder Implementation Using Branch Metric Normalization J. H.Erdogan@ee.ed.ac.uk, Tughrul.Arslan@ee.ed.ac.uk Abstract The authors present a turbo soft-in soft-out (SISO) decoder based. The turbo decoder with the proposed technique has been synthesized to evaluate its power consumption
Perturbative description of the fermionic projector: Normalization, causality, and Furry's theorem
Finster, Felix, E-mail: finster@ur.de [Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany)] [Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg (Germany); Tolksdorf, Jürgen, E-mail: Juergen.Tolksdorf@mis.mpg.de [Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)] [Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The causal perturbation expansion of the fermionic projector is performed with a contour integral method. Different normalization conditions are analyzed. It is shown that the corresponding light-cone expansions are causal in the sense that they only involve bounded line integrals. For the resulting loop diagrams we prove a generalized Furry theorem.
Normal Stresses and Interface Displacement: Influence of Viscoelasticity on Enhanced Oil
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Normal Stresses and Interface Displacement: Influence of Viscoelasticity on Enhanced Oil Recovery assistée -- Une des méthodes de récupération assistée du pétrole (EOR - Enhanced Oil Recovery) consiste à Recovery Efficiency -- One of chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods consists in injecting aqueous
Asymptotic normalization coefficients and the Be-7(p, gamma)B-8 astrophysical S factor
Azhari, A.; Burjan, V.; Carstoiu, F.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Kroha, V.; Mukhamedzhanov, AM; Nunes, FM; Tang, X.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the results of two proton transfer reactions, B-10(Be-7, B-8)Be-9 and N-14(Be-7, B-8)C-13, to obtain a weighted average of the measured asymptotic normalization coefficients for the virtual transition 7Be +pB-8. These coefficients...
DIRECT NORMAL IRRADIANCE FOR CSP BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGES OF METEOSAT SECOND
Heinemann, Detlev
DIRECT NORMAL IRRADIANCE FOR CSP BASED ON SATELLITE IMAGES OF METEOSAT SECOND GENERATION A. Hammer1 Ertragsprognose Solarthermischer Kraftwerke Â standardization of yield prognosis for solar thermal power plants). As for concentrating solar power (CSP) the frequency distribution of DNI is of special importance, special attention
Resonant normal-incidence separate-absorption-charge-multiplication Ge/Si avalanche
Bowers, John
-speed InP /InGaAsP /InGaAs avalanche photodiodes grown by chemical beam epitaxy," IEEE J. Quantum ElectronResonant normal-incidence separate-absorption- charge-multiplication Ge/Si avalanche photodiodes the impedance of separate-absorption-charge- multiplication Ge/Si avalanche photodiodes (APD) is characterized
Comparison: Meningioma Classification using Wavelet Packets and Normal Texture based Classification
Qureshi, Hammad
Energy Based Classification Accuracy 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 F M P T Overall Meningiomas %Accuracy RawComparison: Meningioma Classification using Wavelet Packets and Normal Texture based Classification performed better were obtained from each Â· Classification using k-nn (leave one out). Introduction
Cavitation in normal liquid helium 3 F. Caupin, P. Roche, S. Marchand and S. Balibar
Caupin, FrÃ©dÃ©ric
Cavitation in normal liquid helium 3 F. Caupin, P. Roche, S. Marchand and S. Balibar Laboratoire de 24 rue Lhomond 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France We have studied cavitation, i.e. bubble nucleation, cavitation is found to be stochastic, with a cavitation probability 0.5 at a given value of the sound
Quantum Cavitation: a comparison between superfluid helium-4 and normal liquid helium-3
Caupin, FrÃ©dÃ©ric
Quantum Cavitation: a comparison between superfluid helium-4 and normal liquid helium-3 S. Balibar Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence RI 02912, USA Cavitation has now been studied cases and discuss the existence of a crossover from quantum cavitation, where bubbles are nucleated
The Normal Modes of the Earth Lapo Boschi (lapo@erdw.ethz.ch)
Boschi, Lapo
) is given by Newton's law of gravitation, ¨u(r, t) = V r - r |r - r|3 G(r )d3 r , (1) with G denoting Newton, with associated eigenfrequencies: the normal modes (free oscillations) of the Earth. Self-Gravitation to the gravity field caused by the Earth's deformation u(r, t) itself ("self-gravitation"). Those terms, how
Detecting Eating Using a Wrist Mounted Device During Normal Daily Activities
Hoover, Adam
Detecting Eating Using a Wrist Mounted Device During Normal Daily Activities Yujie Dong1, Adam method for automated monitoring of eating. Our method uses a single sensor that is worn on the wrist, similar in form to a watch. Wrist orientation was captured at a rate of 60 Hz for an entire day while four
Non-normal and stochastic amplification of magnetic energy in the turbulent dynamo: Subcritical case
Fedotov, Sergei
Non-normal and stochastic amplification of magnetic energy in the turbulent dynamo: Subcritical stochastic perturbations. We show that even for the subcritical case all eigenvalues are negative-scale magnetic field generation, it fails to predict the subcritical onset of a large-scale magnetic field
NORMAL FORMS NEAR A SADDLE-NODE AND APPLICATIONS TO FINITE CYCLICITY OF GRAPHICS
Rousseau, Christiane
NORMAL FORMS NEAR A SADDLE-NODE AND APPLICATIONS TO FINITE CYCLICITY OF GRAPHICS F. Dumortier, Y and allows to prove the finite cyclicity of families of graphics ("ensembles") occuring inside analytic families of vector fields. It is used in [RZ1] to prove the finite cyclicity of graphics through
Cocco, Nicoletta
Simultaneous Replacement in Normal Programs Annalisa Bossi 1 , Nicoletta Cocco 2 , Sandro Etalle 1@zenone.math.unipd.it, cocco@moo.dsi.unive.it, etalle@cwi.nl October 13, 1994 Abstract The simultaneous replacement results for Fitting's and Kunen's semantics. We also show how simultaneous replacement can mimic other
Normal and Shear Forces between a Polyelectrolyte Brush and a Solid Surface
Klein, Jacob
-FRANCÂ¸ OIS GOHY,2 ROBERT JEÂ´RO^ ME,2 JACOB KLEIN1,3 1 Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann decade there have been many re- ports on normal and shear forces between sur- faces bearing polymeric--Division of Polymer Physics, Montreal, Canada Correspondence to: J. Klein (E-mail: jacob.klein@weizmann. ac
DATA NORMALIZATION FOR FOUNDATION SHM OF AN OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE : A REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY
Paris-Sud XI, UniversitÃ© de
DATA NORMALIZATION FOR FOUNDATION SHM OF AN OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE : A REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY Wout the first results in the development of a SHM approach for the foun- dations of an offshore wind turbine the performance of the presented approach. KEYWORDS : Foundation Monitoring, Offshore Wind Turbine, Operational
10.1098/rspa.2001.0916 A normal form for nonlinear resonance
Yang, Jianke
. The structural instability of embedded eigen- values is typically one sided in such problems, i.e. the way. The normal form shows that the embedded soliton is semi-stable, i.e. it survives under perturbations of one solitons; nonlinear resonance; second-harmonic-generating wave system; radiation-driven semi
Prostate-Specific Natural Health Products (Dietary Supplements) Radiosensitize Normal Prostate Cells
Hasan, Yasmin; Schoenherr, Diane; Martinez, Alvaro A.; Wilson, George D. [William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (United States); Marples, Brian, E-mail: brian.marples@beaumont.ed [William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (United States)
2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: Prostate-specific health products (dietary supplements) are taken by cancer patients to alleviate the symptoms linked with poor prostate health. However, the effect of these agents on evidence-based radiotherapy practice is poorly understood. The present study aimed to determine whether dietary supplements radiosensitized normal prostate or prostate cancer cell lines. Methods and Materials: Three well-known prostate-specific dietary supplements were purchased from commercial sources available to patients (Trinovin, Provelex, and Prostate Rx). The cells used in the study included normal prostate lines (RWPE-1 and PWR-1E), prostate tumor lines (PC3, DU145, and LNCaP), and a normal nonprostate line (HaCaT). Supplement toxicity was assessed using cell proliferation assays [3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] and cellular radiosensitivity using conventional clonogenic assays (0.5-4Gy). Cell cycle kinetics were assessed using the bromodeoxyuridine/propidium iodide pulse-labeling technique, apoptosis by scoring caspase-3 activation, and DNA repair by assessing gammaH2AX. Results: The cell growth and radiosensitivity of the malignant PC3, DU145, and LNcaP cells were not affected by any of the dietary prostate supplements (Provelex [2mug/mL], Trinovin [10mug/mL], and Prostate Rx [50 mug/mL]). However, both Trinovin (10mug/mL) and Prostate Rx (6mug/mL) inhibited the growth rate of the normal prostate cell lines. Prostate Rx increased cellular radiosensitivity of RWPE-1 cells through the inhibition of DNA repair. Conclusion: The use of prostate-specific dietary supplements should be discouraged during radiotherapy owing to the preferential radiosensitization of normal prostate cells.
Solvent Extraction Behavior of Plutonium (IV) Ions in the Presence of Simple Hydroxamic Acids
Carrott, M. J.; Fox, O. D.; Maher, C. J.; Mason, C.; Taylor, Robin J.; Sinkov, Sergey I.; Choppin, Gregory R.
2007-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
Formo-and aceto-hydroxamic acids are very effective reagents for stripping Pu(IV) ions from a tri-butyl phosphate phase into nitric acid. Distribution data for Pu(IV) in the presence of these hydroxamate ions have been obtained and trends established. The affinity of aceto-hydroxamic acid for Pu(IV) ions and its selectivity over U(VI) ions is demonstrated by the values of the stability constants in HCIO4. These data support the applications of simple hydroxamic acids in advanced Purex-type solvent extraction systems.
Eliashberg Function in an Amorphous Simple Metal Alloy Sn1-Xcux Determined by Electron-Tunneling
WATSON, PW; Naugle, Donald G.
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
PHYSICAL REVIEW B VOLUME 51, NUMBER 1 1 JANUARY 1995-I Eliashberg function in an amorphous simple metal alloy Sn1 Cu determined by electron tunneling P. W. Watson III NMT-5, MS E506, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545... frequencies which was identical to that of Berg- mann. For very short mean free paths (high-resistivity alloys) Meisel and Cote invoked the Pippard condition in an ad hoc fashion and predicted an co dependence. The microscopic models of the electron...
Simple, field portable colorimetric detection device for organic peroxides and hydrogen peroxide
Pagoria, Philip F. (Livermore, CA); Mitchell, Alexander R. (Livermore, CA); Whipple, Richard E. (Livermore, CA); Carman, M. Leslie (San Ramon, CA); Reynolds, John G. (San Ramon, CA); Nunes, Peter (Livermore, CA); Shields, Sharon J. (San Ramon, CA)
2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z
A simple and effective system for the colorimetric determination of organic peroxides and hydrogen peroxide. A peroxide pen utilizing a swipe material attached to a polyethylene tube contains two crushable vials. The two crushable vials contain a colorimetric reagent separated into dry ingredients and liquid ingredients. After swiping a suspected substance or surface the vials are broken, the reagent is mixed thoroughly and the reagent is allowed to wick into the swipe material. The presence of organic peroxides or hydrogen peroxide is confirmed by a deep blue color.
Jarman, Kenneth D.; Runkle, Robert C.; Anderson, Kevin K.; Pfund, David M.
2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Large variation in time-dependent ambient gamma-ray radiation challenges the search for radiation sources. A common strategy to reduce the effects of background variation is to raise detection thresholds, but at the price of reduced detection sensitivity. We present simple algorithms that both reduce background variation and maintain trip-wire detection sensitivity with gamma-ray spectrometry. The best-performing algorithms focus on the spectral shape over several energy bins using Spectral Comparison Ratios and dynamically predict background with the Kalman Filter.
A simple model of gas flow in a porous powder compact
Shugard, Andrew D.; Robinson, David B.
2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report describes a simple model for ideal gas flow from a vessel through a bed of porous material into another vessel. It assumes constant temperature and uniform porosity. Transport is treated as a combination of viscous and molecular flow, with no inertial contribution (low Reynolds number). This model can be used to fit data to obtain permeability values, determine flow rates, understand the relative contributions of viscous and molecular flow, and verify volume calibrations. It draws upon the Dusty Gas Model and other detailed studies of gas flow through porous media.
A simple analytical model for the abundance of damped Ly-?absorbers
T. Roy Choudhury; T. Padmanabhan
2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
A simple analytical model for estimating the fraction (\\Omega_{gas}) of matter in gaseous form within the collapsed dark matter (DM) haloes is presented. The model is developed using (i) the Press-Schechter formalism to estimate the fraction of baryons in DM haloes, and (ii) the observational estimates of the star formation rate at different redshifts. The prediction for \\Omega_{gas} from the model is in broad agreement with the observed abundance of the damped Ly-\\alpha systems. Furthermore, it can be used for estimating the circular velocities of the collapsed haloes at different redshifts, which could be compared with future observations.
Kempf, Andreas; Ganse, Urs; Schreiner, Cedric; Spanier, Felix
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A three-dimensional, parallelized implementation of the electromagnetic relativistic moment implicit particle-in-cell method in Cartesian geometry (Noguchi et. al., 2007) is presented. Particular care was taken to keep the C++11 codebase simple, concise, and approachable. GMRES is used as a field solver and during the Newton-Krylov iteration of the particle pusher. Drifting Maxwellian problem setups are available while more complex simulations can be implemented easily. Several test runs are described and the code's numerical and computational performance is examined. Weak scaling on the SuperMUC system is discussed and found suitable for large-scale production runs.
Gaussian fluctuations in an ideal bose-gas -- a simple model
A Petrova; O Nedopekin; D Tayurskii; Q A Wang
2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z
Based on the canonical ensemble, we suggested the simple scheme for taking into account Gaussian fluctuations in a finite system of ideal boson gas. Within framework of scheme we investigated the influence of fluctuations on the particle distribution in Bose -gas for two cases - with taking into account the number of particles in the ground state and without this assumption. The temperature and fluctuation parameter dependences of the modified Bose- Einstein distribution have been determined. Also the dependence of the condensation temperature on the fluctuation distribution parameter has been obtained.
Simple scheme for implementing the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm in thermal cavity
Wen-Xing Yang; Zhe-Xuan Gong
2006-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
We present a simple scheme to implement the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm based on two-atom interaction in a thermal cavity. The photon-number-dependent parts in the evolution operator are canceled with the strong resonant classical field added. As a result, our scheme is immune to thermal field, and does not require the cavity to remain in the vacuum state throughout the procedure. Besides, large detuning between the atoms and the cavity is not necessary neither, leading to potential speed up of quantum operation. Finally, we show by numerical simulation that the proposed scheme is equal to demonstrate the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm with high fidelity.
Simple go/no-go test for subcritical damage in body armor panels
Fisher, Jason; Chimenti, D. E. [Center for NDE and Aerospace Engineering Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)
2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z
The development of a simple test for subcritical damage in body armor panels using pressure-sensitive dye-indicator film has been performed and demonstrated effective. Measurements have shown that static indicator levels are accurately reproduced in dynamic loading events. Impacts from hard blunt impactors instrumented with an accelerometer and embedded force transducer were studied. Reliable correlations between the indicator film and instrumented impact force are shown for a range of impact energies. Force and acceleration waveforms with corresponding indicator film results are presented for impact events onto damaged and undamaged panels. We find that panel damage can occur at impact levels far below the National Institute of Justice acceptance test standard.
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SIMPLE FIT OF DATA RELATING SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLE MASS TO GALAXY PITCH ANGLE
Ringermacher, Harry I. [General Electric Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY 12309 (United States); Mead, Lawrence R. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 (United States)
2009-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
Seigar et al. have recently demonstrated a new, tight correlation between galactic central supermassive black hole (BH) mass and the pitch angle of the spiral arm in disk galaxies which they attribute to other indirect correlations. They fit a double power law, governed by five parameters, to the BH mass as a function of pitch. Noting the features of their fitted curve, we show that a simple linear proportion of the BH mass to the cotangent of the pitch angle can obtain the same fit, within error. Such a direct, elegant fit may help shed light on the nature of the correlation.
Louwe, R. J. W.; Wendling, M.; Herk, M. B. van; Mijnheer, B. J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2007-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Irradiation of the heart is one of the major concerns during radiotherapy of breast cancer. Three-dimensional (3D) treatment planning would therefore be useful but cannot always be performed for left-sided breast treatments, because CT data may not be available. However, even if 3D dose calculations are available and an estimate of the normal tissue damage can be made, uncertainties in patient positioning may significantly influence the heart dose during treatment. Therefore, 3D reconstruction of the actual heart dose during breast cancer treatment using electronic imaging portal device (EPID) dosimetry has been investigated. A previously described method to reconstruct the dose in the patient from treatment portal images at the radiological midsurface was used in combination with a simple geometrical model of the irradiated heart volume to enable calculation of dose-volume histograms (DVHs), to independently verify this aspect of the treatment without using 3D data from a planning CT scan. To investigate the accuracy of our method, the DVHs obtained with full 3D treatment planning system (TPS) calculations and those obtained after resampling the TPS dose in the radiological midsurface were compared for fifteen breast cancer patients for whom CT data were available. In addition, EPID dosimetry as well as 3D dose calculations using our TPS, film dosimetry, and ionization chamber measurements were performed in an anthropomorphic phantom. It was found that the dose reconstructed using EPID dosimetry and the dose calculated with the TPS agreed within 1.5% in the lung/heart region. The dose-volume histograms obtained with EPID dosimetry were used to estimate the normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) for late excess cardiac mortality. Although the accuracy of these NTCP calculations might be limited due to the uncertainty in the NTCP model, in combination with our portal dosimetry approach it allows incorporation of the actual heart dose. For the anthropomorphic phantom, and for fifteen patients for whom CT data were available to test our method, the average difference between the NTCP values obtained with our method and those resulting from the dose distributions calculated with the TPS was 0.1% {+-}0.3% (1 SD). Most NTCP values were 1%-2% lower than those obtained using the method described by Hurkmans et al. [Radiother. Oncol. 62, 163-171 (2002)], using the maximum heart distance determined from a simulator image as a single pre-treatment parameter. A similar difference between the two methods was found for twelve patients using in vivo EPID dosimetry; the average NTCP value obtained with EPID dosimetry was 0.9%, whereas an average NTCP value of 2.2% was derived using the method of Hurkmans et al. The results obtained in this study show that EPID dosimetry is well suited for in vivo verification of the heart dose during breast cancer treatment, and can be used to estimate the NTCP for late excess cardiac mortality. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study using portal dosimetry to calculate a DVH and NTCP of an organ at risk.
Bonfiglio, D.; Cappello, S. [Consorzio RFX, Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione, Padova (Italy); Escande, D. F. [Consorzio RFX, Associazione EURATOM-ENEA sulla fusione, Padova (Italy); CNRS-Universite de Provence, Marseille (France)
2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z
Within the framework of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) numerical modelling, the Reversed Field Pinch (RFP) has been found to develop turbulent or laminar regimes switching from the former to the latter in a continuous way depending on the strength of dissipative forces. The laminar solution corresponds to a simple global helical deformation of the current channel. A helically-modulated electrostatic field arises in order to account for the helical modulation of the current density along magnetic field lines. The associated electrostatic drift yields the main component of the dynamo velocity field. The continuity of the transition between the two regimes suggests that the simple laminar helical solution can provide a fruitful intuitive description of the RFP dynamo in general. In fact, the electrostatic drift remains the main component of the dynamo velocity field in the non-stationary turbulent regime for a sustained RFP. We show that the same dynamo action, due to the electrostatic drift, is provided either by one single mode and its harmonics, as in the laminar regime, or by a rich spectrum of modes with the action of full nonlinear coupling, as in the turbulent one. Here, we review our previous work and present new elements to clarify the physics of the RFP dynamo. Many of the MHD predictions are in good agreement with experimental findings.
Nocera, L.; Palumbo, L. J. [CNR-IPCF, Theoretical Plasma Physics, Via Moruzzi 1, I-56124 Pisa (Italy)
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present new elementary, exact weak singular solutions of the steady state, two species, electrostatic, one dimensional Vlasov-Poisson equations. The distribution of the hot, finite mass, mobile ions is assumed to be log singular at the position of the electric potential's minimum. We show that the electron energy distributions on opposite sides of this minimum are not equal. This leads to a jump discontinuity of the electron distribution across its separatrix. A simple relation exists between the difference of these two electron distributions and that of the ions. The velocity Fourier transform of the electron singular distribution is smooth and appears as a simple Neumann series. Elementary, finite amplitude profiles of the electric potential result from Poisson equation, which are smoothly, but nonmonotonically and asymmetrically distributed in space. Two such profiles are given explicitly as appropriate for a nonmonotonic double layer and for a plasma bounded by a surface. The distributions of both electrons and ions supporting such potential meet smooth and kinetically stable boundary conditions at one plasma boundary. For sufficiently small potential to electron temperature ratios, the nonthermal, discontinuous electron distribution resulting at the other plasma boundary is also stable against Landau damped perturbations of the electron distribution.
A simple extension of two-phase characteristic curves to include the dry region
WEBB,STEPHEN W.
2000-01-25T23:59:59.000Z
Two-phase characteristic curves are necessary for the simulation of water and vapor flow in porous media. Existing functions such as van Genuchten, Brooks and Corey, and Luckner et al. have significant limitations in the dry region as the liquid saturation goes to zero. This region, which is important in a number of applications including liquid and vapor flow and vapor-solid sorption, has been the subject of a number of previous investigations. Most previous studies extended standard capillary pressure curves into the adsorption region to zero water content and required a refitting of the revised curves to the data. In contrast, the present method provides for a simple extension of existing capillary pressure curves without the need to refit the experimental data. Therefore, previous curve fits can be used, and the transition between the existing fit and the relationship in the adsorption region is easily calculated. The data-model comparison shows good agreement. This extension is a simple and convenient way to extend existing curves to the dry region.
Blue Straggler Stars in Galactic Open Clusters and the Simple Stellar Population Model
Y. Xin; L. Deng; Z. Han
2006-09-27T23:59:59.000Z
Blue straggler stars present as secure members in the Galactic open clusters form a major challenge to the conventional picture of evolutionary population synthesis based on the stellar evolution theory of single stars, as illustrated in our previous work. Expansion of our sample in the current work to include younger age clusters provides a larger data base to expose the question raised for the simple stellar population model. The working sample now includes 97 Galactic open clusters of ages ranging from 0.1 to several Gyrs. The contributions of blue straggler stars to the integrated light of the host clusters are calculated on an individual cluster base. A data base of observational constrained simple stellar population model is made which has a larger age coverage than our previous work. It is shown in this work that the general existence of blue stragglers in star clusters of our sample dramatically altered the predictions of convectional stellar population model in terms of spectral energy distribution. The integrated spectral energy distributions of the synthetic spectra of the clusters are enhanced towards shorter wavelengths, therefore the results of the present work will cast new lights in understanding the properties of stellar populations.
The Simultaneous Medicina-Planck Experiment (SiMPlE): data acquisition, reduction and first results
Procopio, P; Righini, S; Zanichelli, A; Ricciardi, S; Libardi, P; Burigana, C; Cuttaia, F; Mack, K -H; Terenzi, L; Villa, F; Bonavera, L; Morgante, G; Trigilio, C; Trombetti, T; Umana, G
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Simultaneous Medicina-{\\it Planck} Experiment (SiMPlE) is aimed at observing a selected sample of 263 extragalactic and Galactic sources with the Medicina 32-m single dish radio telescope in the same epoch as the Planck satellite observations. The data acquired with a frequency coverage down to 5 GHz, also combined with Planck at frequencies above 30 GHz, will constitute a useful reference catalogue of bright sources over the whole Northern hemisphere. Furthermore, source observations performed in different epochs and comparison with other catalogues allow the investigation of source variabilities on different timescales. In this work, we describe the sample selection, the on-going data acquisition campaign, the data reduction procedures, the developed tools, and the comparison with other data-sets. We present the data at 5 and 8.3 GHz for the SiMPlE Northern Sample consisting of 79 sources with $\\delta \\geq 45^\\circ$ selected in our catalogue and observed during the first 6 months of the project. A first...
A simple toy model of the advective-acoustic instability I. Perturbative approach
T. Foglizzo
2008-12-14T23:59:59.000Z
Some general properties of the advective-acoustic instability are described and understood using a toy model which is simple enough to allow for analytical estimates of the eigenfrequencies. The essential ingredients of this model, in the unperturbed regime, are a stationary shock and a subsonic region of deceleration. For the sake of analytical simplicity, the 2D unperturbed flow is parallel and the deceleration is produced adiabatically by an external potential. The instability mechanism is determined unambiguously as the consequence of a cycle between advected and acoustic perturbations. The purely acoustic cycle, considered alone, is proven to be stable in this flow. Its contribution to the instability can be either constructive or destructive. A frequency cut-off is associated to the advection time through the region of deceleration. This cut-off frequency explains why the instability favours eigenmodes with a low frequency and a large horizontal wavelength. The relation between the instability occurring in this highly simplified toy model and the properties of SASI observed in the numerical simulations of stellar core-collapse is discussed. This simple set up is proposed as a benchmark test to evaluate the accuracy, in the linear regime, of numerical simulations involving this instability. We illustrate such benchmark simulations in a companion paper.
Non-normal parameter blowout bifurcation: an example in a truncated mean field dynamo model
Eurico Covas; Peter Ashwin; Reza Tavakol
1997-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
We examine global dynamics and bifurcations occurring in a truncated model of a stellar mean field dynamo. This model has symmetry-forced invariant subspaces for the dynamics and we find examples of transient type I intermittency and blowout bifurcations to transient on-off intermittency, involving laminar phases in the invariant submanifold. In particular, our model provides examples of blowout bifurcations that occur on varying a non-normal parameter; that is, the parameter varies the dynamics within the invariant subspace at the same time as the dynamics normal to it. As a consequence of this we find that the Lyapunov exponents do not vary smoothly and the blowout bifurcation occurs over a range of parameter values rather than a point in the parameter space.
Isotope effect in normal-to-local transition of acetylene bending modes
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Ma, Jianyi [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, (United States); Xu, Dingguo [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, (United States) and Sichuan Univ. (China); Guo, Hua [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, (United States); Tyng, Vivian [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States); Kellman, Michael E. [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States)
2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z
The normal-to-local transition for the bending modes of acetylene is considered a prelude to its isomerization to vinylidene. Here, such a transition in fully deuterated acetylene is investigated using a full-dimensional quantum model. It is found that the local benders emerge at much lower energies and bending quantum numbers than in the hydrogen isotopomer HCCH. This is accompanied by a transition to a second kind of bending mode called counter-rotator, again at lower energies and quantum numbers than in HCCH. These transitions are also investigated using bifurcation analysis of two empirical spectroscopic fitting Hamiltonians for pure bending modes, which helps to understand the origin of the transitions semiclassically as branchings or bifurcations out of the trans and normal bend modes when the latter become dynamically unstable. The results of the quantum model and the empirical bifurcation analysis are in very good agreement.
Non-normality in combustion-acoustic interaction in diffusion flames: a critical revision
Magri, Luca; Sujith, R I; Juniper, Matthew P
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Perturbations in a non-normal system can grow transiently even if the system is linearly stable. If this transient growth is sufficiently large, it can trigger self-sustained oscillations from small initial disturbances. This has important practical consequences for combustion-acoustic oscillations, which are a continual problem in rocket and aircraft engines. Balasubramanian and Sujith (Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2008, 594, 29-57) modelled an infinite-rate chemistry diffusion flame in an acoustic duct and found that the transient growth in this system can amplify the initial energy by a factor, $G_{max}$, of order $10^5$ to $10^7$. However, recent investigations by L. Magri & M. P. Juniper have brought to light certain errors in that paper. When the errors are corrected, $G_{max}$ is found to be of order 1 to 10, revealing that non-normality is not as influential as it was thought to be.
Regulation of bcl-2 proto-oncogene expression during normal human lymphocyte proliferation
Reed, J.C.; Tsujimoto, Y.; Alpers, J.D.; Croce, C.M.; Nowell, P.C.
1987-06-05T23:59:59.000Z
The bcl-2 and c-myc proto-oncogenes are brought into juxtaposition with the immuno-globulin heavy chain locus in particular B-cell lymphomas, resulting in high levels of constitutive accumulation of their messenger RNAs. Precisely how the products of the bcl-2 and c-myc genes contribute to tumorigenesis is unknown, but observations that c-myc expression is rapidly induced in nonneoplastic lymphocytes upon stimulation of proliferation raise the possibility that this proto-oncogene is involved in the control of normal cellular growth. In addition to c-myc, the bcl-2 proto-oncogene also was expressed in normal human B and T lymphocytes after stimulation with appropriate mitogens. Comparison of the regulation of the expression of these proto-oncogenes demonstrated marked differences and provided evidence that, in contrast to c-myc, levels of bcl-2 messenger RNA are regulated primarily though transcriptional mechanisms. 10 references, 3 figures.
Gamma Ray Bursts, The Principle of Relative Locality and Connection Normal Coordinates
A. E. McCoy
2012-01-04T23:59:59.000Z
The launch of the Fermi telescope in 2008 opened up the possibility of measuring the energy dependence of the speed of light by considering the time delay in the arrival of gamma ray bursts emitted simultaneously from very distant sources.The expected time delay between the arrival of gamma rays of significantly different energies as predicted by the framework of relative locality has already been calculated in Riemann normal coordinates. In the following, we calculate the time delay in more generality and then specialize to the connection normal coordinate system as a check that the results are coordinate independent. We also show that this result does not depend on the presence of torsion.
Improved Methodology to Measure Normal Incident Solar Radiation with a Multi-Pyranometer Array
Baltazar, J.C.; Sun, Y.; Haberl, J.
ESL-PA-13-11-02 Available online at www.sciencedirect.com Energy Procedia 00 (2013) 000–000 www.elsevier.com/locate/procedia 2013 ISES Solar World Congress Improved Methodology to Measure Normal... Incident Solar Radiation with a Multi-Pyranometer Array Juan-Carlos Baltazar*, Yifu Sun, Jeff Haberl Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, The Texas A&M University System College Station, TX 77845, U.S.A. Abstract...
Microwave-induced spin currents in ferromagnetic-insulator|normal-metal bilayer system
Agrawal, Milan, E-mail: magrawal@physik.uni-kl.de [Fachbereich Physik and Landesforschungszentrum OPTIMAS, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Gottlieb-Daimler-Strasse 47, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany); Serga, Alexander A.; Lauer, Viktor; Papaioannou, Evangelos Th.; Hillebrands, Burkard; Vasyuchka, Vitaliy I. [Fachbereich Physik and Landesforschungszentrum OPTIMAS, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, 67663 Kaiserslautern (Germany)
2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
A microwave technique is employed to simultaneously examine the spin pumping and the spin Seebeck effect processes in a YIG|Pt bilayer system. The experimental results show that for these two processes, the spin current flows in opposite directions. The temporal dynamics of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect exhibits that the effect depends on the diffusion of bulk thermal-magnons in the thermal gradient in the ferromagnetic-insulator|normal-metal system.
Accident and Off Normal Response and Recovery from Multi Canister Overpack (MCO) Processing Events
ALDERMAN, C.A.
2000-09-19T23:59:59.000Z
In the process of removing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the K Basins through its subsequent packaging, drymg, transportation and storage steps, the SNF Project must be able to respond to all anticipated or foreseeable off-normal and accident events that may occur. Response procedures and recovery plans need to be in place, personnel training established and implemented to ensure the project will be capable of appropriate actions. To establish suitable project planning, these events must first be identified and analyzed for their expected impact to the project. This document assesses all off-normal and accident events for their potential cross-facility or Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) process reversal impact. Table 1 provides the methodology for establishing the event planning level and these events are provided in Table 2 along with the general response and recovery planning. Accidents and off-normal events of the SNF Project have been evaluated and are identified in the appropriate facility Safety Analysis Report (SAR) or in the transportation Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP). Hazards and accidents are summarized from these safety analyses and listed in separate tables for each facility and the transportation system in Appendix A, along with identified off-normal events. The tables identify the general response time required to ensure a stable state after the event, governing response documents, and the events with potential cross-facility or SNF process reversal impacts. The event closure is predicated on stable state response time, impact to operations and the mitigated annual occurrence frequency of the event as developed in the hazard analysis process.
Response of an unbalanced rotating machine to a stationary normal random excitation
Boyce, Lola
1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Process, x(t) The Mean Square Response for a Stationary Normal Random process, x(t) 17 18 The Root Mean Square Foundation Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Derivation of the Critical Variance of Eccentricity. . 20 TABLE OF CONTENTS (continued... probability density function autocorrelation of a stationary random process estimator of correlation a constant spectral density spectral density estimator of variance NDNENCLATURE (continued) Symbol Description time Wp x(t) xp (t) Y (w) y (t...
Stability of the normal vacuum in multi-Higgs-doublet models
A. Barroso; P. M. Ferreira; R. Santos; Joao P. Silva
2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z
We show that the vacuum structure of a generic multi-Higgs-doublet model shares several important features with the vacuum structure of the two and three Higgs-doublet model. In particular, one can still define the usual charge breaking, spontaneous CP breaking and normal (charge and CP preserving) stationary points. We analyse the possibility of charge or spontaneous CP breaking, by studying the relative depth of the potential in each of the possible stationary points.
Pareto envelopes in simple polygons 1 Victor Chepoi, Karim Nouioua, Edouard Thiel, and Yann Vax`es
Chepoi, Victor
Pareto envelopes in simple polygons 1 Victor Chepoi, Karim Nouioua, Edouard Thiel, and Yann Vax`es de Luminy, F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France, {chepoi,nouioua,thiel,vaxes}@lif.univ-mrs.fr Abstract
A sample of X-ray emitting normal galaxies from the BMW -- HRI Catalogue
M. Tajer; G. Trinchieri; A. Wolter; S. Campana; A. Moretti; G. Tagliaferri
2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z
We have obtained a sample of 143 normal galaxies with X-ray luminosity in the range $10^{38} - 10^{43}$ erg s$^{-1}$ from the cross-correlation of the ROSAT HRI Brera Multi-scale Wavelet (BMW -- HRI) Catalogue with the Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database (LEDA). We find that the average X-ray properties of this sample are in good agreement with those of other samples of galaxies in the literature. We have selected a complete flux limited serendipitous sample of 32 galaxies from which we have derived the logN-logS distribution of normal galaxies in the flux range $1.1 - 110 \\times 10^{-14}$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$. The resulting distribution is consistent with the euclidean -1.5 slope. Comparisons with other samples, such as the Extended Medium Sensitivity Survey, the ROSAT All Sky Survey, the XMM - Newton/2dF survey and the Chandra Deep Field Survey indicate that the logN-logS distribution of normal galaxies is consistent with an euclidean slope over a flux range of about 6 decades.
A sample of X-ray emitting normal galaxies from the BMW -- HRI Catalogue
Tajer, M; Wolter, A; Campana, S; Moretti, A; Tagliaferri, G
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We have obtained a sample of 143 normal galaxies with X-ray luminosity in the range $10^{38} - 10^{43}$ erg s$^{-1}$ from the cross-correlation of the ROSAT HRI Brera Multi-scale Wavelet (BMW -- HRI) Catalogue with the Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database (LEDA). We find that the average X-ray properties of this sample are in good agreement with those of other samples of galaxies in the literature. We have selected a complete flux limited serendipitous sample of 32 galaxies from which we have derived the logN-logS distribution of normal galaxies in the flux range $1.1 - 110 \\times 10^{-14}$ erg cm$^{-2}$ s$^{-1}$. The resulting distribution is consistent with the euclidean -1.5 slope. Comparisons with other samples, such as the Extended Medium Sensitivity Survey, the ROSAT All Sky Survey, the XMM - Newton/2dF survey and the Chandra Deep Field Survey indicate that the logN-logS distribution of normal galaxies is consistent with an euclidean slope over a flux range of about 6 decades.
Stinauer, Michelle A., E-mail: Michelle.Stinauer@ucdenver.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States); Diot, Quentin; Westerly, David C.; Schefter, Tracey E.; Kavanagh, Brian D. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado (United States)
2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Purpose: To characterize changes in standardized uptake value (SUV) in positron emission tomography (PET) scans and determine the pace of normal tissue regeneration after stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for solid tumor liver metastases. Methods and Materials: We reviewed records of patients with liver metastases treated with SBRT to {>=}40 Gy in 3-5 fractions. Evaluable patients had pretreatment PET and {>=}1 post-treatment PET. Each PET/CT scan was fused to the planning computed tomography (CT) scan. The maximum SUV (SUV{sub max}) for each lesion and the total liver volume were measured on each PET/CT scan. Maximum SUV levels before and after SBRT were recorded. Results: Twenty-seven patients with 35 treated liver lesions were studied. The median follow-up was 15.7 months (range, 1.5-38.4 mo), with 5 PET scans per patient (range, 2-14). Exponential decay curve fitting (r=0.97) showed that SUV{sub max} declined to a plateau of 3.1 for controlled lesions at 5 months after SBRT. The estimated SUV{sub max} decay half-time was 2.0 months. The SUV{sub max} in controlled lesions fluctuated up to 4.2 during follow-up and later declined; this level is close to 2 standard deviations above the mean normal liver SUV{sub max} (4.01). A failure cutoff of SUV{sub max} {>=}6 is twice the calculated plateau SUV{sub max} of controlled lesions. Parenchymal liver volume decreased by 20% at 3-6 months and regenerated to a new baseline level approximately 10% below the pretreatment level at 12 months. Conclusions: Maximum SUV decreases over the first months after SBRT to plateau at 3.1, similar to the median SUV{sub max} of normal livers. Transient moderate increases in SUV{sub max} may be observed after SBRT. We propose a cutoff SUV{sub max} {>=}6, twice the baseline normal liver SUV{sub max}, to score local failure by PET criteria. Post-SBRT values between 4 and 6 would be suspicious for local tumor persistence or recurrence. The volume of normal liver reached nadir 3-6 months after SBRT and regenerated within the next 6 months.
Morales, Mayckol; Herrera, William J
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We find solutions of Laplace's equation with specific boundary conditions (in which such solutions take either the value zero or unity in each surface) using a generic curvilinear system of coordinates. Such purely geometrical solutions (that we shall call Basic Harmonic Functions BHF's) are utilized to obtain a more general class of solutions for Laplace's equation, in which the functions take arbitrary constant values on the boundaries. On the other hand, the BHF's are also used to obtain the capacitance of many electrostatic configurations of conductors. This method of finding solutions of Laplace's equation and capacitances with multiple symmetries is particularly simple, owing to the fact that the method of separation of variables becomes much simpler under the boundary conditions that lead to the BHF's. Examples of application in complex symmetries are given. Then, configurations of succesive embedding of conductors are also examined. In addition, expressions for electric fields between two conductors a...
Emergence of complex behavior in gelling systems starting from simple behavior of single clusters
A. Fierro; T. Abete; A. Coniglio
2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
A theoretical and numerically study of dynamical properties in the sol-gel transition is presented. In particular, the complex phenomenology observed experimentally and numerically in gelling systems is reproduced in the framework of percolation theory, under simple assumptions on the relaxation of single clusters. By neglecting the correlation between particles belonging to different clusters, the quantities of interest (such as the self intermediate scattering function, the dynamical susceptibility, the Van-Hove function, and the non-Gaussian parameter) are written as superposition of those due to single clusters. Connection between these behaviors and the critical exponents of percolation are given. The theoretical predictions are checked in a model for permanent gels, where bonds between monomers are described by a finitely extendable nonlinear elastic potential. The data obtained in the numerical simulations are in good agreement with the analytical predictions.
A simple grand canonical approach to compute the vapor pressure of bulk and finite size systems
Factorovich, Matías H.; Scherlis, Damián A. [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física/INQUIMAE, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. II, Buenos Aires C1428EHA (Argentina)] [Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Analítica y Química Física/INQUIMAE, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab. II, Buenos Aires C1428EHA (Argentina); Molinero, Valeria [Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0850 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, 315 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0850 (United States)
2014-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
In this article we introduce a simple grand canonical screening (GCS) approach to accurately compute vapor pressures from molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo simulations. This procedure entails a screening of chemical potentials using a conventional grand canonical scheme, and therefore it is straightforward to implement for any kind of interface. The scheme is validated against data obtained from Gibbs ensemble simulations for water and argon. Then, it is applied to obtain the vapor pressure of the coarse-grained mW water model, and it is shown that the computed value is in excellent accord with the one formally deduced using statistical thermodynamics arguments. Finally, this methodology is used to calculate the vapor pressure of a water nanodroplet of 94 molecules. Interestingly, the result is in perfect agreement with the one predicted by the Kelvin equation for a homogeneous droplet of that size.
Min, Byung Jun; Jeong, Il Sun; Lee, Hyebin
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In recent years, the use of PACS for radiation therapy has become the norm in hospital environment and has suggested for collecting data and management from different TPSs with DICOM objects. However, some TPS does not provide the DVH exportation with text or other format. In addition, plan review systems for various TPSs often allow DVH recalculation with different algorithms. These algorithms result in the inevitable discrepancy between the values obtained with the recalculation and those obtained with TPS itself. The purpose of this study was to develop a simple method for generating reproducible DVH values obtained from the TPSs. Treatment planning information including structures and delivered dose was exported by the DICOM format from planning systems. The supersampling and trilinear interpolation methods were employed to calculate DVH data from 35 treatment plans. The discrepancies between DVHs extracted from each TPS and the proposed calculation method were evaluated with respect to the supersampling ...
A simple method to verify the opacity and equation of state of high-Z plasmas
Meng, Guangwei [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China) [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China); Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics, Beijing 10088 (China); Li, Jinghong [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China) [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China); Laboratory of Computational Physics, Beijing 100088 (China); Yang, Jiamin; Zhu, Tuo [Research Center of Laser Fusion, Mianyang 621900 (China)] [Research Center of Laser Fusion, Mianyang 621900 (China); Zou, Shiyang; Wang, Min [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China)] [Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing 10094 (China); Zhang, Weiyan [National Hi-Tech Inertial Confinement Fusion Committee of China, Beijing 100088 (China)] [National Hi-Tech Inertial Confinement Fusion Committee of China, Beijing 100088 (China)
2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z
Accurate opacity and equation of state (EOS) data are important parameters for reliable modeling and understanding many phenomena of high energy density physics. However, they are difficult to obtain either theoretically or experimentally especially for high-Z plasmas. In this paper, we proposed a simple method to verify the opacity and EOS of high-Z plasmas in rarefactive states, which is build on the two key aspects of ablation processes, i.e., the propagation of heatwave into materials and the hydrodynamic expansion of the blow-off plasmas. Based on the integrated analysis of the Au foil burnthrough and foam-confined plasma expansion experiments performed on the Shenguang II and Shenguang III prototype laser facilities, we suggested two semi-empirical multipliers to adjust the opacity and EOS of Au plasma. These adjusted opacity and EOS may then provide a foundation for other radiation hydrodynamic simulations under similar drive conditions.
A Simple Network Management Architecture for Supporting Network Administrator and QoS Requirements
Phonphoem, Anan
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, a simple network management architecture for supporting both QoS requirements and organization network management policies is purposed. By grouping the traffic flows according to the QoS requirements or certain network management policies, the network resources are effectively controlled. The purposed architecture is easy to deploy; the gateway is the only equipment that needs installation, leaving the rest of the system untouched. The architecture has not significantly degraded the overall system utilization when applying it to the outgoing bound of the gateway. The architecture can also be implemented on the wireless LAN at the access point because the architecture is designed in such the way that it is independent to both the lower and upper protocol layers.
SAMP, the Simple Application Messaging Protocol: Letting applications talk to each other
Taylor, M B; Taylor, J
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
SAMP, the Simple Application Messaging Protocol, is a hub-based communication standard for the exchange of data and control between participating client applications. It has been developed within the context of the Virtual Observatory with the aim of enabling specialised data analysis tools to cooperate as a loosely integrated suite, and is now in use by many and varied desktop and web-based applications dealing with astronomical data. This paper reviews the requirements and design principles that led to SAMP's specification, provides a high-level description of the protocol, and discusses some of its common and possible future usage patterns, with particular attention to those factors that have aided its success in practice.
A simple model for the distribution of quiet Sun magnetic field strengths
J. Sanchez Almeida
2006-12-11T23:59:59.000Z
We derive a first order linear differential equation describing the shape of the probability density function of magnetic field strengths in the quiet Sun (PDF). The modeling is very schematic. It considers convective motions which continuously supply and withdraw magnetic structures. In addition, a magnetic amplification mechanism increases the field strength up to a threshold that cannot be exceeded. These three basic ingredients provide PDFs in good agreement with the PDFs produced by realistic numerical simulations of magneto convection, as well as with quiet Sun PDFs inferred from observations. In particular, the distribution is approximately lognormal, and it produces an excess of magnetic fields (i.e., a 'hump' in the distribution) right before the maximum field strength. The success of this simple model may indicate that only a few basic ingredients shape the quiet Sun PDF. Our approach provides a concise parametric representation of the PDF, as required to develop automatic methods of diagnostics.
Ito, Kenji; Suzuki, Isao H. [Photon Factory, IMSS, KEK, Oho 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan); Penent, Francis; Lablanquie, Pascal [Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); CNRS, LCPMR (UMR 7614), 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Hikosaka, Yasumasa; Shigemasa, Eiji [UVSOR Facility, Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); Eland, John H. D. [PTCL, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QZ (United Kingdom)
2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
A simple asynchronous mechanical light chopper, based on modification of a turbo-molecular pump, has been developed to extend the interval between light pulses in single bunch operation at the Photon Factory storage ring. A pulse repetition rate of 80 kHz was achieved using a cylinder rotating at 48000 rpm, with 100 slits of 80 {mu}m width. This allows absolute timing of particles up to 12.48 {mu}s instead of the single-bunch period of 624 ns. We have applied the chopper together with a light pulse monitor to measure multielectron coincidence spectra using a magnetic bottle time-of-flight electron spectrometer. With such a system, the electron energies are determined without any ambiguity, the folding of coincidence spectra disappears and the effect of false coincidences is drastically reduced.
Epitaxial Growth of GaN-based LEDs on Simple Sacrificial Substrates
Ian Ferguson; Chris Summers
2009-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of this project is to produce alternative substrate technologies for GaN-based LEDs by developing an ALD interlayer of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} on sacrificial substrates such as ZnO and Si. A sacrificial substrate is used for device growth that can easily be removed using a wet chemical etchant leaving only the thin GaN epi-layer. After substrate removal, the GaN LED chip can then be mounted in several different ways to a metal heat sink/reflector and light extraction techniques can then be applied to the chip and compared for performance. Success in this work will lead to high efficiency LED devices with a simple low cost fabrication method and high product yield as stated by DOE goals for its solid state lighting portfolio.
The modeling of the ENSO events with the help of a simple model
Stepanov, V N
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is modelled with the help of a simple model representing a classical damped oscillator forced by external forcing. Eastern Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) and the mean equatorial Pacific thermocline depth correspond to the roles of momentum and position. The external forcing of the system is supplied by short-period meridional mass fluctuations in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean due to the joint effect of the atmospheric variability over the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), bottom topography and coastlines, and also by the variability of westerly winds in the tropics. Under such conditions the ENSO-like oscillations arise as a result of propagation of signals due to both initial signals appeared in the Southern Ocean and the tropical westerly wind anomaly, that propagate then across the equatorial Pacific by means of fast wave processes. The external forcings are the main factor in establishing the oscillation pattern.
A simple scanning spectrometer based on a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating
Ghisleri, C.; Milani, P., E-mail: paolo.milani@mi.infn.it [CIMAINA and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); WISE srl, Piazza Duse 2, 20122 Milano (Italy); Potenza, M. A. C.; Bellacicca, A. [CIMAINA and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Milano, via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano (Italy); Ravagnan, L. [WISE srl, Piazza Duse 2, 20122 Milano (Italy)
2014-02-10T23:59:59.000Z
We report a scanning optical spectrometer based on the use of a stretchable elastomeric reflective grating. The grating is obtained by supersonic cluster beam implantation of silver nanoparticles on polydimethylsiloxane previously grooved by molding to create a replica of a commercial digital versatile disk grating. The use of a stretchable grating allows the spectrometer spanning the whole optical wavelength range by solely extending the diffraction element by more than 100% of its original dimensions. The stretchable reflective optical grating shows excellent performances and stability upon thousands of stretching cycles. The use of this elastomeric element makes the optical layout and the mechanics of the spectrometer extremely simple and advantageous for those applications where spectral resolution is not a major requirement. As a proof of principle, we present the absorption spectrum of Rhodamine B in solution obtained by our spectrometer and compared to commercial instruments.
Note: A simple charge neutralization method for measuring the secondary electron yield of insulators
Weng, Ming, E-mail: wengming@mail.xjtu.edu.cn; Cao, Meng; Zhao, Hong-Juan; Zhang, Hai-Bo [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Department of Electronic Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)] [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Department of Electronic Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)
2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
We report on a simple and effective charge neutralization method for measuring the total electron-induced secondary electron yield of insulators in a measurement system with a single pulsed electron gun. In this method, the secondary electron collector is negatively biased with respect to the sample to force some emitted secondary electrons to return to the sample surface and therefore to neutralize positive charges accumulated in the sample during the previous measurement. The adequate negative bias is determined and the equilibrium state of negative charging is discussed. The efficacy of the method is demonstrated by the measured electron yields in the cases with and without charge neutralization and by comparison with existing electron yield data of polyimide.
Carla Goldman; Elisa T. Sena
2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the dynamics of cargo driven by a collection of interacting molecular motors in the context of an asymmetric simple exclusion processes (ASEP). The model is formulated to account for i) excluded volume interactions, ii) the observed asymmetry of the stochastic movement of individual motors and iii) interactions between motors and cargo. Items (i) and (ii) form the basis of ASEP models and have already been considered in the literature to study the behavior of motor density profile [Parmeggiani 03]. Item (iii) is new. It is introduced here as an attempt to describe explicitly the dependence of cargo movement on the dynamics of motors. The steady-state solutions of the model indicate that the system undergoes a phase transition of condensation type as the motor density varies. We study the consequences of this transition to the properties of cargo velocity.
Droplet traffic in microfluidic networks: A simple model for understanding and designing
M. Schindler; A. Ajdari
2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a simple model to analyze the traffic of droplets in microfluidic ``dual networks''. Such functional networks which consist of two types of channels, namely those accessible or forbidden to droplets, often display a complex behavior characteristic of dynamical systems. By focusing on three recently proposed configurations, we offer an explanation for their remarkable behavior. Additionally, the model allows us to predict the behavior in different parameter regimes. A verification will clarify fundamental issues, such as the network symmetry, the role of the driving conditions, and of the occurrence of reversible behavior. The model lends itself to a fast numerical implementation, thus can help designing devices, identifying parameter windows where the behavior is sufficiently robust for a devices to be practically useful, and exploring new functionalities.
Simplicity of condensed matter at its core: Generic definition of a Roskilde-simple system
Thomas B. Schrøder; Jeppe C. Dyre
2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
The theory of isomorphs is reformulated by defining Roskilde-simple systems (those with isomorphs) by the property that the order of the potential energies of configurations at one density is maintained when these are scaled uniformly to a different density. Isomorphs remain curves in the thermodynamic phase diagram along which structure, dynamics, and excess entropy are invariant, implying that the phase diagram is effectively one-dimensional with respect to many reduced-unit properties. In contrast to the original formulation of the isomorph theory, however, the density-scaling exponent is not exclusively a function of density and the isochoric heat capacity is not an exact isomorph invariant. A prediction is given for the latter quantity's variation along the isomorphs. Molecular dynamics simulations of the Lennard-Jones and Lennard-Jones Gaussian systems validate the new approach.
Onunga, J.O. (Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corp., Nairobi (Kenya)); Donaldson, R.W. (Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering)
1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new, simple, and effective communication protocol is developed and evaluated for use on power line distribution networks. The protocol involves retransmission of unacknowledged packets, which are sent in either single or multiple (N) copies in accordance with estimates of communication link quality. Multiple packet copies can be code combined at the receiver, using majority voting on each bit position, to reduce packet error rates. Adaptive link quality estimates are based on the receipt or absence of positive acknowledgements. Information throughput efficiency is calculated and N optimized in terms of system variables. Performance benefits of code combining are clearly demonstrated. The algorithm was implemented and tested using a five-station intrabuilding power line communications network operating at 1.2, 2.4, 4.8 and 9.6 kbit/s data rate. Substantial throughput and delay improvement occurred on poor quality links, without degrading performance on good links.
Behera, B; Routray, T R; Centelles, M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The properties of spin polarized pure neutron matter and symmetric nuclear matter are studied using the finite range simple effective interaction, upon its parametrization revisited. Out of the total twelve parameters involved, we now determine ten of them from nuclear matter, against the nine parameters in our earlier calculation, as required in order to have predictions in both spin polarized nuclear matter and finite nuclei in unique manner being free from uncertainty found using the earlier parametrization. The information on the effective mass splitting in polarized neutron matter of the microscopic calculations is used to constrain the one more parameter, that was earlier determined from finite nucleus, and in doing so the quality of the description of finite nuclei is not compromised. The interaction with the new set of parameters is used to study the possibilities of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic transitions in completely polarized symmetric nuclear matter. Emphasis is given to analyze the resul...
Arumugam, S.; Manivannan, N.; Murugeswari, A. [High Pressure Low Temperature Lab, School of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024 (India)
2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z
A simple design of the uniaxial pressure device for the measurement of ac-susceptibility at low temperatures using closed cycle refrigerator system is presented for the first time. This device consists of disc micrometer, spring holder attachment, uniaxial pressure cell, and the ac-susceptibility coil wound on stycast bobbin. It can work under pressure till 0.5 GPa and at the temperature range of 30-300 K. The performance of the system at ambient pressure is tested and calibrated with standard paramagnetic salts [Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}, Er{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and Fe(NH{sub 4}SO{sub 4}){sub 2}6H{sub 2}O], Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}, Gd metal, Dy metal, superconductor (YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7}), manganite (La{sub 1.85}Ba{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3}), and spin glass material (Pr{sub 0.8}Sr{sub 0.2}MnO{sub 3}). The performance of the uniaxial pressure device is demonstrated by investigating the uniaxial pressure dependence of La{sub 1.85}Ba{sub 0.15}MnO{sub 3} single crystal with P parallel c axis. The Curie temperature (T{sub c}) decreases as a function of pressure with P parallel c axis (dT{sub c}/dP{sub parallelcaxis}=-11.65 K/GPa) up to 46 MPa. The design is simple, is user friendly, and does not require pressure calibration. Measurement can even be made on thin and small size oriented crystals. The failure of the coil is remote under uniaxial pressure. The present setup can be used as a multipurpose uniaxial pressure device for the measurement of Hall effect and thermoelectric power with a small modification in the pressure cell.
Lutzer, David J.
The -space Property in Monotonically Normal Spaces and GO-Spaces by Harold R. Bennett, Texas Tech-8795 Abstract In this paper we examine the role of the -space property (equivalently of the MCM-property) in generalized ordered (GO-)spaces and, more generally, in monotonically normal spaces. We show that a GO-space
OXYGEN CONSUMPTION OF NORMAL AND GREEN OYSTERS 1 $ By PAUL S. GALTSOFF, Ph. D., In Charge, Oyster _ ~ethod _ Oxygen consumption of normal oyster _ Effect of oxygen tension on oxygen con- sumption _ Page 489 Increased rate of metabolism _ 490 Experiments with green oysters _ 493 Oxygen consumption
Yu, Pei
computing normal forms up to any high order. The equivalence between the perturbation technique and Poincare in a companion paper. Ã? 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Keywords: Non-linear vibration; Normal form, electrical circuits, control systems, population problems, economics, financial systems, stock market
Sheldon, Nathan D.
Nonlinear resonance of superconductor/normal metal structures to microwaves E. Kandelaki,1 A. F.024502 PACS number s : 74.45. c, 74.50. r, 85.25.Dq, 03.67.Lx I. INTRODUCTION Superconductor/normal metal S conductance G=dj/dV of a normal metal wire in a superconductor/ normal metal heterostructure with a cross
Zachmann, Gabriel
. Consistent Normal Orientation for Polygonal Meshes Pavel Borodin Gabriel Zachmann Reinhard Klein Institute
Power spectrum normalization from the local abundance of rich clusters of galaxies
E. Pierpaoli; D. Scott; M. White
2001-09-27T23:59:59.000Z
The number density of rich galaxy clusters still provides the most robust way of normalizing the power spectrum of dark matter perturbations on scales relevant to large-scale structure. We revisit this constraint in light of several recent developments: (1) the availability of well-defined samples of local clusters with relatively accurate X-ray temperatures; (2) new theoretical mass functions for dark matter haloes which provide a good fit to large numerical simulations; (3) more accurate mass-temperature relations from larger catalogs of hydrodynamical simulations; (4) the requirement to consider closed as well as open and flat cosmologies to obtain full multi-parameter likelihood constraints for CMB and SNe studies. We present a new sample of clusters drawn from the literature and use this sample to obtain improved results on sigma_8, the normalization of the matter power spectrum on scales of 8 h^{-1} Mpc, as a function of the matter density and cosmological constant in a Universe with general curvature. We discuss our differences with previous work, and the remaining major sources of uncertainty. Final results on the 68 per cent confidence region, approximately independent of power spectrum shape, can be expressed as constraints on sigma at an appropriate cluster normalization scale R_Cl. We provide fitting formulas for R_Cl and sigma(R_Cl) for general cosmologies, as well as for sigma_8 as a function of cosmology and shape parameter Gamma. For flat models we find approximately sigma_8 \\simeq 0.495^{+0.034}_{-0.037}) Omega_M^{-0.60} for Gamma=0.23, where the error bar is dominated by uncertainty in the mass-temperature relation.
Electrophoretic and physical properties of N-acetyl-†-D hexosaminidase in normal swine tissues
Barton, Joan Elizabeth
1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
ELECTROPHORETIC AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF N-ACETYL-B-D HEXOSAMINIDASE IN NORMAL SWINE TISSUES A Thesis by JOAN ELIZABETH BARTON Subm1tted to the Graduate College of Texas A 5 M University 1n Partial fulfillment of the requirement.... The third band (aa)2 m1grated rapidly toward the anode, and was a very lab1le isozyme. The pH optimum was found with1n a pH range of 5. 0 to 5. 5 in fresh tissues and PH 4. 5 to 5. 0 in frozen t1ssues. The PH oPtimum in fibro blasts was 1n a range of p...
M. Bassan; B. Buonomo; G. Cavallari; E. Coccia; S. D'Antonio; V. Fafone; L. G. Foggetta; C. Ligi; A. Marini; G. Mazzitelli; G. Modestino; G. Pizzella; L. Quintieri; F. Ronga; P. Valente; S. M. Vinko
2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z
We report new measurements of the acoustic excitation of an Al5056 superconductive bar when hit by an electron beam, in a previously unexplored temperature range, down to 0.35 K. These data, analyzed together with previous results of the RAP experiment obtained for T > 0.54 K, show a vibrational response enhanced by a factor 4.9 with respect to that measured in the normal state. This enhancement explains the anomalous large signals due to cosmic rays previously detected in the NAUTILUS gravitational wave detector.
Asymptotic Integral Kernel for Ensembles of Random Normal Matrix with Radial Potentials
Alexei M. Veneziani; Tiago Pereira; Domingos H. U. Marchetti
2011-06-23T23:59:59.000Z
We use the steepest descents method to study the integral kernel of a family of normal random matrix ensembles with eigenvalue distribution P_{N}(z_{1},...,z_{N}) = Z_{N}^{-1} e^{-N\\Sigma_{i=1}^{N}V_{\\alpha}(z_{i})} \\Pi_{1\\leqi
Conditions to have 3+1-dimensional thin-shell wormholes supported by normal matter
S. Habib Mazharimousavi; M. Halilsoy
2015-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
From physics standpoint exotic matter problem is a major difficulty in thin-shell wormholes (TSWs) with spherical / cylindrical throat topologies. We aim to circumvent this handicap by considering angular dependent throats in $3+1-$dimensions. By considering the throat of the TSW to be deformed spherical, i.e., a function of $\\theta $ and $\\varphi $, we present general conditions which are to be satisfied by the shape of the throat in order to have the wormhole supported by normal matter. Analytical solutions to those constraint differential equations derived, however, seems to be challenging.
Juan Diego Urbina; Klaus Richter
2008-01-08T23:59:59.000Z
We present an improved version of Berry's ansatz able to incorporate exactly the existence of boundaries and the correct normalization of the eigenfunction into an ensemble of random waves. We then reformulate the Random Wave conjecture showing that in its new version it is a statement about the universal nature of eigenfunction fluctuations in systems with chaotic classical dynamics. The emergence of the universal results requires the use of both semiclassical methods and a new expansion for a very old problem in quantum statistical physics
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Fang, D.; Yang, L. [Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China); Sun, C.Z. [Suhou Nuclear Research Inst., Suzhou (China)
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The relationship between the consequences of the normal exhaust of radioactive materials in air from nuclear power plants and atmospheric dispersion is studied. Because the source terms of the exhaust from a nuclear power plant are relatively low and their radiological consequences are far less than the corresponding authoritative limits, the atmospheric dispersion models, their various modifications, and selections of relevant parameters have few effects on those consequences. In the environmental assessment and siting, the emphasis should not be placed on the consequence evaluation of routine exhaust of nuclear power plants, and the calculation of consequences of the exhaust and atmospheric field measurements should be appropriately, simplified. 12 refs., 5 figs., 7 tabs.
Corbett, Charles J.; Rajaram, Kumar
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Analysis of a Two-Echelon Inventory Control System withStock in a Simple Inventory Model, Management Science, 32 (in Multi-Level Production/Inventory Systems: Theory and
ENHANCING CORONAL STRUCTURES WITH THE FOURIER NORMALIZING-RADIAL-GRADED FILTER
Druckmuellerova, Hana [Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2, 616 69 Brno (Czech Republic); Morgan, Huw; Habbal, Shadia R., E-mail: ydruck00@stud.fme.vutbr.cz, E-mail: hmorgan@ifa.hawaii.edu, E-mail: shadia@ifa.hawaii.edu [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96 822 (United States)
2011-08-20T23:59:59.000Z
Images of the corona have a high dynamic range which is excellent for quantitative photometric analysis. To understand the processes governing the solar corona, it is essential to have information about the absolute brightness as well as the underlying structure. However, due to the steep radial gradient of brightness in the images, and to the fact that structures closer to the solar disk have higher contrast than structures further from the disk, human vision cannot view the intricate structure of the corona in such images. The recently developed normalizing-radial-graded filter (NRGF) is an effective way for revealing the coronal structure. In this work, we present a more adaptive filter inspired by the NRGF, which we call the Fourier normalizing-radial-graded filter (FNRGF). It approximates the local average and the local standard deviation by a finite Fourier series. This method enables the enhancement of finer details, especially in regions of lower contrast. We also show how the influence of additive noise is reduced by a modification to the FNRGF. To illustrate the power of the method, the FNRGF is applied to images of emission from coronal forbidden lines observed during the 2010 July 11 total solar eclipse. It is also successfully applied to space-based observations of the low corona in the extreme ultraviolet and to white light coronagraph observations, thus demonstrating the validity of the FNRGF as a new tool that will help the interpretation of the information embedded in most types of coronal images.
No-localidad, multiuniverso y principio cosmologico en un modelo simple de espacio-tiempo
Máximo García Sucre
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Here we analyze the physical concepts of non-locality, multi-universe, and cosmological principle in the framework of a space-time discrete model previously developed. In previous developments of this model we have elucidated as derivative concepts those of time, space-time, reference frame, particle, interaction between systems of particles, field, interaction between fields, detector of particle, and wave function. We start from the primitive concept of preparticle and four postulates alluding simple concepts. The fundamental postulate says that space-time points can be represented by equivalent classes of points of crossing between particles having the same structure. In this way each point of space-time is represented by an equivalent class corresponding to a different structure from the one of any other equivalent class representing a space-time point. We have considered a new way to define system of observation and detector of particles, which leads to non- local properties of the space-time model considered. Finally we have speculated about dark matter and dark energy in the frame work of our model.
Non-additive simple potentials for pre-programmed self-assembly
Daniel Salgado-Blanco; Carlos I. Mendoza
2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z
A major goal in nanoscience and nanotechnology is the self-assembly of any desired complex structure with a system of particles interacting through simple potentials. To achieve this objective, intense experimental and theoretical efforts are currently concentrated in the development of the so called "patchy" particles. Here we follow a completely different approach and introduce a very accessible model to produce a large variety of pre-programmed two-dimensional (2D) complex structures. Our model consists of a binary mixture of particles that interact through isotropic in plane interactions that is able to self-assemble into targeted lattices by the appropriate choice of a small number of geometrical parameters and interaction strengths. We study the system using Monte Carlo computer simulations and, despite its simplicity, we are able to self assemble potentially useful structures such as chains, stripes, Kagome, twisted Kagome, honeycomb, square, Archimedean and quasicrystaline tilings. Our model is designed such that it may be imediately implemented in experiments using existing techniques to build particles with different shapes and interactions. Thus, it represents a promising strategy for bottom-up nano-fabrication.
A simple method for enzymatic synthesis of unlabeled and radiolabeled Hydroxycinnamate-CoA
Rautergarten, Carsten; Baidoo, Edward; Keasling, Jay; Vibe Scheller, Henrik
2011-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
Hydroxycinnamate coenzyme A (CoA) thioesters are substrates for biosynthesis of lignin and hydroxycinna- mate esters of polysaccharides and other polymers. Hence, a supply of these substrates is essential for investigation of cell wall biosynthesis. In this study, three recombinant enzymes, caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase, 4-coumarate- CoA ligase 1, and 4-coumarate-CoA ligase 5, were cloned from wheat, tobacco, and Arabidopsis, respectively, and were used to synthesize {sup 14}C-feruloyl-CoA, caffeoyl-CoA, p-coumaroyl-CoA, feruloyl-CoA, and sinapoyl-CoA. The corresponding hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA thioesters were high-performance liquid chromatography purified, the only extraction/purification step necessary, with total yields between 88-95%. Radiolabeled {sup 14}C-feruloyl-CoA was generated from caffeic acid and S-adenosyl-{sup 14}C-methionine under the combined action of caffeic acid 3-O-methyltransferase and 4-coumarate-CoA ligase 1. About 70% of {sup 14}C-methyl groups from S-adenosyl methionine were incorporated into the final product. The methods presented are simple, fast, and efficient for the preparation of the hydroxycinnamate thioesters.
Surducan, V.; Surducan, E.; Dadarlat, D. [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Street, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
Microwave induced heating is widely used in medical treatments, scientific and industrial applications. The temperature field inside a microwave heated sample is often inhomogenous, therefore multiple temperature sensors are required for an accurate result. Nowadays, non-contact (Infra Red thermography or microwave radiometry) or direct contact temperature measurement methods (expensive and sophisticated fiber optic temperature sensors transparent to microwave radiation) are mainly used. IR thermography gives only the surface temperature and can not be used for measuring temperature distributions in cross sections of a sample. In this paper we present a very simple experimental method for temperature distribution highlighting inside a cross section of a liquid sample, heated by a microwave radiation through a coaxial applicator. The method proposed is able to offer qualitative information about the heating distribution, using a temperature sensitive liquid crystal sheet. Inhomogeneities as smaller as 1°-2°C produced by the symmetry irregularities of the microwave applicator can be easily detected by visual inspection or by computer assisted color to temperature conversion. Therefore, the microwave applicator is tuned and verified with described method until the temperature inhomogeneities are solved.
Simple Limits on Achieving A Quasi-Linear Magnetic Compression for an FEL Driver
Sun, Yipeng; /SLAC
2012-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
Free electron lasers (FEL) need a very bright electron beam in three dimensions and a high peak charge density. In order to compress an initially longer electron bunch generated from the photoinjector, magnetic bunch compression systems are widely employed. In this paper, first harmonic RF linearization and its associated requirements are reviewed. Meanwhile it is also briefly discussed what is the relation between a proper initial bunch length and main RF frequency, when a harmonic RF linearization is included. Then given a reasonable bunch compression ratio, a proper initial bunch length as a function of the main RF frequency and RF phase is estimated analytically by several approaches, assuming that no harmonic RF section is needed to linearize the energy modulation introduced during main RF acceleration, and at the same time still linearly compress the bunch length. Next the upper limit of the bunch compression ratio in a single stage is evaluated analytically. The analytical relations derived on choosing a proper initial bunch length as a function of main RF frequency are confirmed by numerical simulation. These simple limit provide rough estimations and may be beneficial for choosing bunch compression ratios in different stages of an FEL driver, especially in a first stage bunch compression where there is usually a harmonic RF linearization applied. It may also be useful in evaluating the possibility of low charge operation mode without any harmonic RF linearization, where a shorter initial bunch length can be achieved from the photoinjector.
Formation of a Columnar Liquid Crystal in a Simple One-Component System of Particles
Alfredo Metere; Tomas Oppelstrup; Sten Sarman; Mikhail Dzugutov
2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z
We report a molecular dynamics simulation demonstrating that a columnar liquid crystal, commonly formed by disc-shaped molecules, can be formed by identical particles interacting via a spherically symmetric potential. Upon isochoric cooling from a low-density isotropic liquid state the simulated system performed a weak first order phase transition which produced a liquid crystal phase composed of parallel particle columns arranged in a hexagonal pattern in the plane perpendicular to the column axis. The particles within columns formed a liquid structure and demonstrated a significant intracolumn diffusion. Further cooling resulted in another first-order transition whereby the column structure became periodically ordered in three dimensions transforming the liquid-crystal phase into a crystal. This result is the first observation of a liquid crystal formation in a simple one-component system of particles. Its conceptual significance is in that it demonstrated that liquid crystals that have so far only been produced in systems of anisometric molecules, can also be formed by mesoscopic soft-matter and colloidal systems of spherical particles with appropriately tuned interatomic potential.
Simple protocol for generating W states in resonator-based quantum computing architectures
Andrei Galiautdinov
2012-03-25T23:59:59.000Z
We describe a simple, practical scheme for generating multi-qubit W states in resonator-based architectures, in which N Josephson phase qubits are capacitively coupled to a common resonator bus. The entire control sequence consists of three pulses: a local Rabi pulse that excites a single qubit in the circuit; a coupling pulse that transfers the qubit excitation to the resonator bus; and the main, entangling operation that simultaneously couples the bus to all N qubits. If the qubit-resonator coupling strength g is much smaller than the qubit energy splitting, the system initially excited into the near-degenerate single-excitation subspace stays within that subspace, while smoothly evolving toward the fully uniform W state superposition. The duration of the final entangling operation is found to decrease with the total number of the qubits according to t = pi/[2gN^(1/2)], in agreement with some of the previously proposed cavity QED W state generation schemes.
A simple model of complete precessing black-hole-binary gravitational waveforms
Mark Hannam; Patricia Schmidt; Alejandro Bohé; Leila Haegel; Sascha Husa; Frank Ohme; Geraint Pratten; Michael Pürrer
2014-09-19T23:59:59.000Z
The construction of a model of the gravitational-wave (GW) signal from generic configurations of spinning-black-hole binaries, through inspiral, merger and ringdown, is one of the most pressing theoretical problems in the build-up to the era of GW astronomy. We present the first such model in the frequency domain, "PhenomP", which captures the basic phenomenology of the seven-dimensional parameter space of binary configurations with only three key physical parameters. Two of these (the binary's mass ratio and an effective total spin parallel to the orbital angular momentum, which determines the inspiral rate) define an underlying non-precessing-binary model. The non-precessing-binary waveforms are then "twisted up" with approximate expressions for the precessional motion, which require only one additional physical parameter, an effective precession spin, $\\chi_p$. All other parameters (total mass, sky location, orientation and polarisation, and initial phase) can be specified trivially. The model is constructed in the frequency domain, which will be essential for efficient GW searches and source measurements. We have tested the model's fidelity for GW applications by comparison against hybrid post-Newtonian-numerical-relativity waveforms at a variety of configurations --although we did not use these numerical simulations in the construction of the model. Our model can be used to develop GW searches, to study the implications for astrophysical measurements, and as a simple conceptual framework to form the basis of generic-binary waveform modelling in the advanced-detector era.
Hou, H. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Div.
1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation presents the results from the crossed molecular beam studies on the dynamics of bimolecular collisions in the gas phase. The primary subjects include the interactions of alkali dimer molecules with simple molecules, and the inelastic scattering of electronically excited alkali atoms with O{sub 2}. The reaction of the sodium dimers with oxygen molecules is described in Chapter 2. Two reaction pathways were observed for this four-center molecule-molecule reaction, i.e. the formations of NaO{sub 2} + Na and NaO + NaO. NaO{sub 2} products exhibit a very anisotropic angular distribution, indicating a direct spectator stripping mechanism for this reaction channel. The NaO formation follows the bond breaking of O{sub 2}, which is likely a result of a charge transfer from Na{sub 2} to the excited state orbital of O{sub 2}{sup {minus}}. The scattering of sodium dimers from ammonium and methanol produced novel molecules, NaNH{sub 3} and Na(CH{sub 3}OH), respectively. These experimental observations, as well as the discussions on the reaction dynamics and the chemical bonding within these molecules, will be presented in Chapter 3. The lower limits for the bond dissociation energies of these molecules are also obtained. Finally, Chapter 4 describes the energy transfer between oxygen molecules and electronically excited sodium atoms.
Interacting electrons in a random medium: a simple one-dimensional model
Frédéric Klopp; Nikolaj Veniaminov
2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
The present paper is devoted to the study of a simple model of interacting electrons in a random background. In a large interval $\\Lambda$, we consider $n$ one dimensional particles whose evolution is driven by the Luttinger-Sy model, i.e., the interval $\\Lambda$ is split into pieces delimited by the points of a Poisson process of intensity $\\mu$ and, in each piece, the Hamiltonian is the Dirichlet Laplacian. The particles interact through a repulsive pair potential decaying polynomially fast at infinity. We assume that the particles have a positive density, i.e., $n/|\\Lambda|\\to\\rho>0$ as $|\\Lambda|\\to+\\infty$. In the low density or large disorder regime, i.e., $\\rho/\\mu$ small, we obtain a two term asymptotic for the thermodynamic limit of the ground state energy per particle of the interacting system; the first order correction term to the non interacting ground state energy per particle is controlled by pairs of particles living in the same piece. The ground state is described in terms of its one and two-particles reduced density matrix. Comparing the interacting and the non interacting ground states, one sees that the effect of the repulsive interactions is to move a certain number of particles living together with another particle in a single piece to a new piece that was free of particles in the non interacting ground state.
B. Behera; X. Viñas; T. R. Routray; M. Centelles
2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z
The properties of spin polarized pure neutron matter and symmetric nuclear matter are studied using the finite range simple effective interaction, upon its parametrization revisited. Out of the total twelve parameters involved, we now determine ten of them from nuclear matter, against the nine parameters in our earlier calculation, as required in order to have predictions in both spin polarized nuclear matter and finite nuclei in unique manner being free from uncertainty found using the earlier parametrization. The information on the effective mass splitting in polarized neutron matter of the microscopic calculations is used to constrain the one more parameter, that was earlier determined from finite nucleus, and in doing so the quality of the description of finite nuclei is not compromised. The interaction with the new set of parameters is used to study the possibilities of ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic transitions in completely polarized symmetric nuclear matter. Emphasis is given to analyze the results analytically, as far as possible, to elucidate the role of the interaction parameters involved in the predictions.
Testing the Adequacy of Simple Water Models at the Opposite Ends of the Phase Diagram
Baranayai, A. [Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary; Bartok, A. [Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary; Chialvo, Ariel A [ORNL
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The transferability of a few simple rigid non-polarizable water models were tested by Gibbs Ensemble Monte Carlo simulations to predict their vapor-liquid phase equilibria, and by isothermal-isobaric (Parrinello-Rahman) Monte Carlo simulations of the 13 known crystalline phases of ice. The temperature dependence of the corresponding second virial coefficients was also determined and then used to test the internal consistency of the simulated vapor-phase densities. The model predictions appear satisfactory for liquid water for ambient conditions, but they fail to mimic accurately the properties of the ice polymorphs and the orthobaric vapor phase. The major shortcomings of the models were in the overestimation by a factor of two ({approx}4-6 kJ/mol) of the internal energy difference between the high-pressure ice phases and the hexagonal phase. This unacceptable discrepancy is caused by the parameterization to reproduce the density of liquid water at ambient conditions, that accounts for the significant polarization effects in the condensed phases in terms of augmented dipole moments, with the consequent detrimental effect on the estimations of the vapor-phase properties.
Varieties of nilpotent elements for simple Lie algebras. II. Bad primes.
Georgia Vigre; Algebra Group; David J. Benson; Philip Bergonio; Brian D; Leonard Chastkofsky; Bobbe Cooper; G. Michael Guy; Jeremiah Hower; Markus Hunziker
Let G be a simple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k of characteristic p ? 0 with Lie algebra g. Denote the set of nilpotent elements in g (resp. unipotent elements in G) by N(g) (resp. U(G)). For a nontrivial representation ?: G ? GL(V) of G and a positive integer r, we set Nr,?(g) = {x ? N(g) | d?(x) r = 0} and Ur,?(G) = {x ? U(G) | (?(x) ? 1) r = 0}. In the special case where r = p> 0, the varieties Np,?(g) and Up,?(G) do not depend on ?, and they are denoted by N1(g) and U1(G) respectively. In the paper under review the authors give explicit descriptions of the varieties Nr,?(g) and Ur,?(G) as unions of the orbit closures when p is bad for G and ? is the minimal or the adjoint representation (the case where p is good was already treated in Part I [J. Algebra 280 (2004), no. 2, 719–737; MR2090060 (2005h:17016)]). Together with the result in Part I, the following results are established for all primes p: the varieties N1(g) and U1(G) are irreducible, and there exists an order-preserving bijection between N1(g) and U1(G).
Scott W. McIntosh; Alisdair R. Davey; Scott W. McIntosh
2006-05-22T23:59:59.000Z
We present a novel investigation into the relationship between simple estimates of magnetic flux balance and the Ne VIII Doppler velocity partitioning of a large equatorial coronal hole observed by the Solar Ultraviolet Measurements of Emitted Radiation spectrometer (SUMER) on the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) in November 1999. We demonstrate that a considerable fraction of the large scale Doppler velocity pattern in the coronal hole can be qualitatively described by simple measures of the local magnetic field conditions, i.e., the relative unbalance of magnetic polarities and the radial distance required to balance local flux concentrations with those of opposite polarity.
Optimization of accelerator parameters using normal form methods on high-order transfer maps
Snopok, Pavel; /Michigan State U.
2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Methods of analysis of the dynamics of ensembles of charged particles in collider rings are developed. The following problems are posed and solved using normal form transformations and other methods of perturbative nonlinear dynamics: (1) Optimization of the Tevatron dynamics: (a) Skew quadrupole correction of the dynamics of particles in the Tevatron in the presence of the systematic skew quadrupole errors in dipoles; (b) Calculation of the nonlinear tune shift with amplitude based on the results of measurements and the linear lattice information; (2) Optimization of the Muon Collider storage ring: (a) Computation and optimization of the dynamic aperture of the Muon Collider 50 x 50 GeV storage ring using higher order correctors; (b) 750 x 750 GeV Muon Collider storage ring lattice design matching the Tevatron footprint. The normal form coordinates have a very important advantage over the particle optical coordinates: if the transformation can be carried out successfully (general restrictions for that are not much stronger than the typical restrictions imposed on the behavior of the particles in the accelerator) then the motion in the new coordinates has a very clean representation allowing to extract more information about the dynamics of particles, and they are very convenient for the purposes of visualization. All the problem formulations include the derivation of the objective functions, which are later used in the optimization process using various optimization algorithms. Algorithms used to solve the problems are specific to collider rings, and applicable to similar problems arising on other machines of the same type. The details of the long-term behavior of the systems are studied to ensure the their stability for the desired number of turns. The algorithm of the normal form transformation is of great value for such problems as it gives much extra information about the disturbing factors. In addition to the fact that the dynamics of particles is represented in a way that is easy to understand, such important characteristics as the strengths of the resonances and the tune shifts with amplitude and various parameters of the system are calculated. Each major section is supplied with the results of applying various numerical optimization methods to the problems stated. The emphasis is made on the efficiency comparison of various approaches and methods. The main simulation tool is the arbitrary order code COSY INFINITY written by M. Berz, K. Makino, et al. at Michigan State University. Also, the code MAD is utilized to design the 750 x 750 GeV Muon Collider storage ring baseline lattice.
A Simple Analytical Model of Evaporation in the Presence of Roots
Cesare M. Cejas; Larry Hough; Jean-Christophe Castaing; Christian Fretigny; Remi Dreyfus
2014-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
Root systems can influence the dynamics of evapotranspiration of water out of a porous medium. The coupling of evapotranspiration remains a key aspect affecting overall root behavior. Predicting the evapotranspiration curve in the presence of roots helps keep track of the amount of water that remains in the porous medium. Using a controlled visual set-up of a 2D model soil system consisting of monodisperse glass beads, we first perform experiments on actual roots grown in partially saturated systems under different relative humidity conditions. We record parameters such as the total mass loss in the medium and the resulting position of the receding fronts and use these experimental results to develop a simple analytical model that predicts the position of the evaporating front as a function of time as well as the total amount of water that is lost from the medium due to the combined effects of evaporation and transpiration. The model is based on fundamental principles of evaporation flux and includes empirical assumptions on the quantity of stoma in the leaves and the transition time between regime 1 and regime 2. The model also underscores the importance of a much prolonged root life as long as the root is exposed to a partially saturated zone composed of a mixture of air and water. Comparison between the model and experimental results shows good prediction of the position of the evaporating front as well as the total mass loss from evapotranspiration in the presence of real root systems. These results provide additional understanding of both complex evaporation phenomenon and its influence on root mechanisms.
Exploration of Simple Analytical Approaches for Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria
Salma Rahman
2005-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
Many of the current methods for pathogenic bacterial detection require long sample-preparation and analysis time, as well as complex instrumentation. This dissertation explores simple analytical approaches (e.g., flow cytometry and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy) that may be applied towards ideal requirements of a microbial detection system, through method and instrumentation development, and by the creation and characterization of immunosensing platforms. This dissertation is organized into six sections. In the general Introduction section a literature review on several of the key aspects of this work is presented. First, different approaches for detection of pathogenic bacteria will be reviewed, with a comparison of the relative strengths and weaknesses of each approach, A general overview regarding diffuse reflectance spectroscopy is then presented. Next, the structure and function of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) formed from organosulfur molecules at gold and micrometer and sub-micrometer patterning of biomolecules using SAMs will be discussed. This section is followed by four research chapters, presented as separate manuscripts. Chapter 1 describes the efforts and challenges towards the creation of imunosensing platforms that exploit the flexibility and structural stability of SAMs of thiols at gold. 1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluorodecyl-1-thiol SAM (PFDT) and dithio-bis(succinimidyl propionate)-(DSP)-derived SAMs were used to construct the platform. Chapter 2 describes the characterization of the PFDT- and DSP-derived SAMs, and the architectures formed when it is coupled to antibodies as well as target bacteria. These studies used infrared reflection spectroscopy (IRS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM), Chapter 3 presents a new sensitive, and portable diffuse reflection based technique for the rapid identification and quantification of pathogenic bacteria. Chapter 4 reports research efforts in the construction and evaluation of a prototype flow cytometry based cell detector and enumerator. This final research chapter is followed by a general summation and future prospectus section that concludes this dissertation.
Molecular dynamics simulation: a tool for exploration and discovery using simple models
D. C. Rapaport
2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
Emergent phenomena share the fascinating property of not being obvious consequences of the design of the system in which they appear. This characteristic is no less relevant when attempting to simulate such phenomena, given that the outcome is not always a foregone conclusion. The present survey focuses on several simple model systems that exhibit surprisingly rich emergent behavior, all studied by MD simulation. The examples are taken from the disparate fields of fluid dynamics, granular matter and supramolecular self-assembly. In studies of fluids modeled at the detailed microscopic level using discrete particles, the simulations demonstrate that complex hydrodynamic phenomena in rotating and convecting fluids, the Taylor-Couette and Rayleigh-B\\'enard instabilities, can not only be observed within the limited length and time scales accessible to MD, but even quantitative agreement can be achieved. Simulation of highly counterintuitive segregation phenomena in granular mixtures, again using MD methods, but now augmented by forces producing damping and friction, leads to results that resemble experimentally observed axial and radial segregation in the case of a rotating cylinder, and to a novel form of horizontal segregation in a vertically vibrated layer. Finally, when modeling self-assembly processes analogous to the formation of the polyhedral shells that package spherical viruses, simulation of suitably shaped particles reveals the ability to produce complete, error-free assembly, and leads to the important general observation that reversible growth steps contribute to the high yield. While there are limitations to the MD approach, both computational and conceptual, the results offer a tantalizing hint of the kinds of phenomena that can be explored, and what might be discovered when sufficient resources are brought to bear on a problem.
A Simple DSA Method to Detect Air Contamination During CO{sub 2} Venous Studies
Cho, Kyung J. [University of Michigan Health System, Department of Radiology (United States)], E-mail: kyungcho@umich.edu; Cho, David R. [Samsung Austin Semiconductor (United States); Hawkins, Irvin F. [University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Radiology (United States)
2006-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
The use of CO{sub 2} as a contrast agent has increased significantly for visualization of the central veins, inferior vena cava, and portal vein. The most serious complication associated with CO{sub 2} studies is air contamination. We evaluated a simple digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) method to detect air contamination during CO{sub 2} venous studies. After injections of 5, 10, and 20 cm{sup 3} of CO{sub 2} and 5 cm{sup 3} of air into the inferior vena cavas of five domestic swine in the left lateral decubitus position, a DSA was performed using the cross-table lateral projection to visualize the gases trapped in the right atrium. The time to complete dissolution of CO{sub 2} at increased doses was compared to that of air. Vital signs were observed during and after CO{sub 2} or air injection. In all animals, DSA showed the trapped gas outlining the wall of the right atrium. Five cubic centimeters of CO{sub 2} was cleared from the right atrium in an average of 46 sec (21-60 sec), whereas 5 cm{sup 3} of air remained visible over 5 min. Ascending doses of CO{sub 2} increased the time of dissolution to 54 sec (47-67 sec) for 10 cm{sup 3} and 70 sec (45-90 sec) for 45 cm{sup 3}. Vital signs remained stable during the study. Using DSA, CO{sub 2} can be distinguished from air by demonstrating rapid absorption of the former, thus allowing detection of air contamination during CO{sub 2} venous studies. If the gases trapped in the right atrium remain visible 90 sec after the injection, air contamination should be suspected.
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This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal to transfer approximately 710,000 kilograms (1,562,000 pounds) of unneeded normal and low-enriched uranium to the United Kingdom; thus,...
Exotic normal and superconducting properties of high T/sub c/ oxides and small E/sub f/
Kresin, V.Z.; Deutscher, G.; Wolf, S.A.
1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
A key feature of the high T/sub c/ oxides is a very small value of the Fermi energy. This feature leads to peculiar thermodynamic and transport properties in the normal and superconductive state. 24 refs., 1 fig.
Automatic coke oven heating control system at Burns Harbor for normal and repair operation
Battle, E.T.; Chen, K.L. [Bethlehem Steel Corp., Burns Harbor, IN (United States); [Bethlehem Steel Corp., PA (United States)
1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
An automatic heating control system for coke oven batteries was developed in 1985 for the Burns Harbor No. 1 battery and reported in the 1989 Ironmaking Conference Proceedings. The original system was designed to maintain a target coke temperature at a given production level under normal operating conditions. Since 1989, enhancements have been made to this control system so that it can also control the battery heating when the battery is under repair. The new control system has improved heating control capability because it adjusts the heat input to the battery in response to anticipated changes in the production schedule. During a recent repair of this 82 oven battery, the pushing schedule changed from 102 ovens/day to 88 ovens/day, then back to 102 ovens/day, then to 107 ovens/day. During this repair, the control system was able to maintain the coke temperature average standard deviation at 44 F, with a maximum 75 F.
Myers, D. R.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Concentrating solar applications utilize direct normal irradiance (DNI) radiation, a measurement rarely available. The solar concentrator industry has begun to deploy numerous measurement stations to prospect for suitable system deployment sites. Rotating shadowband radiometers (RSR) using silicon photodiodes as detectors are typically deployed. This paper compares direct beam estimates from RSR to a total hemispherical measuring radiometer (SPN1) multiple fast thermopiles. These detectors simultaneously measure total and diffuse radiation from which DNI can be computed. Both the SPN1 and RSR-derived DNI are compared to DNI measured with thermopile pyrheliometers. Our comparison shows that the SPN1 radiometer DNI estimated uncertainty is somewhat greater than, and on the same order as, the RSR DNI estimates for DNI magnitudes useful to concentrator technologies.
OY Car During Normal Outburst: Balmer Emission From The Red Star And The Gas Stream
E. T. Harlaftis; T. R. Marsh
1995-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
We present observations of OY Car, obtained with the Anglo-Australian Telescope, during a normal outburst in August 1991. Two sinusoidal components are resolved in the H$\\beta$ trailed spectra and we determine the location of the narrow component to be on the secondary star with a maximum contributed flux of ~2.5 per cent to the total flux. Imaging of the line distribution reveals that the other emission component is associated with the gas stream. This follows a velocity close to the ballistic one from the red star to a distance of ~0.5 R$_{L_{1}}$ from the white dwarf. This emission penetrates the accretion disc (from 0.5--0.1 R$_{L_{1}}$), with a velocity now closer (but lower) to the keplerian velocities along the path of the gas stream. We finally discuss the implications of having observed simultaneously line emission from the gas stream and the red star during outburst.
Takeda, Yasuhiko, E-mail: takeda@mosk.tytlabs.co.jp; Iizuka, Hideo; Mizuno, Shintaro; Hasegawa, Kazuo; Ichikawa, Tadashi; Ito, Hiroshi; Kajino, Tsutomu [Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc., 41-1, Yokomichi, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192 (Japan); Ichiki, Akihisa; Motohiro, Tomoyoshi [Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan)
2014-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
We have theoretically demonstrated a new light-trapping mechanism to reduce emission from a photovoltaic (PV) cell used for a monochromatic light source, which improves limiting conversion efficiency determined by the detailed balance. A multilayered bandpass filter formed on the surface of a PV cell has been found to prevent the light generated inside by radiative recombination from escaping the cell, resulting in a remarkable decrease of the effective solid angle for the emission. We have clarified a guide to design a suitable configuration of the bandpass filter and achieved significant reduction of the emission. The resultant gain in monochromatic conversion efficiency in the radiative limit due to the optimally designed 18-layerd bandpass filters is as high as 6% under normally incident 1064?nm illumination of 10 mW/cm{sup 2?}??1?kW/cm{sup 2}, compared with the efficiency for the perfect anti-reflection treatment to the surface of a conventional solar cell.
A 201-MHz Normal Conducting RF Cavity for the International MICE Experiment
Li, D.; DeMello, A.J.; Virostek, Steve; S. Zisman, Michael; Rimmer, Robert
2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
MICE is a demonstration experiment for the ionization cooling of muon beams. Eight RF cavities are proposed to be used in the MICE cooling channel. These cavities will be operated in a strong magnetic field; therefore, they must be normal conducting. The cavity design and construction are based on the successful experience and techniques developed for a 201-MHz prototype cavity for the US MUCOOL program. Taking advantage of a muon beamâ s penetration property, the cavity employs a pair of curved thin beryllium windows to terminate conventional beam irises and achieve higher cavity shunt impedance. The cavity resembles a round, closed pillbox cavity. Two half-shells spun from copper sheets are joined by e-beam welding to form the cavity body. There are four ports on the cavity equator for RF couplers, vacuum pumping and field probes. The ports are formed by means of an extruding technique.
Oakley, Jason Glen
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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Short- and Mid-term Effects of Irreversible Electroporation on Normal Renal Tissue: An Animal Model
Wendler, J. J., E-mail: johann.wendler@med.ovgu.de; Porsch, M.; Huehne, S.; Baumunk, D. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany); Buhtz, P. [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Fischbach, F.; Pech, M. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Mahnkopf, D. [Institute of Medical Technology and Research (Germany)] [Institute of Medical Technology and Research (Germany); Kropf, S. [Institute of Biometry, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Biometry, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Roessner, A. [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany)] [Institute of Pathology, University of Magdeburg (Germany); Ricke, J. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Radiology (Germany); Schostak, M.; Liehr, U.-B. [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)] [University of Magdeburg, Department of Urology (Germany)
2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a novel nonthermal tissue ablation technique by high current application leading to apoptosis without affecting extracellular matrix. Previous results of renal IRE shall be supplemented by functional MRI and differentiated histological analysis of renal parenchyma in a chronic treatment setting. Three swine were treated with two to three multifocal percutaneous IRE of the right kidney. MRI was performed before, 30 min (immediate-term), 7 days (short-term), and 28 days (mid-term) after IRE. A statistical analysis of the lesion surrounded renal parenchyma intensities was made to analyze functional differences depending on renal part, side and posttreatment time. Histological follow-up of cortex and medulla was performed after 28 days. A total of eight ablations were created. MRI showed no collateral damage of surrounded tissue. The highest visual contrast between lesions and normal parenchyma was obtained by T2-HR-SPIR-TSE-w sequence of DCE-MRI. Ablation zones showed inhomogeneous necroses with small perifocal edema in the short-term and sharp delimitable scars in the mid-term. MRI showed no significant differences between adjoined renal parenchyma around ablations and parenchyma of untreated kidney. Histological analysis demonstrated complete destruction of cortical glomeruli and tubules, while collecting ducts, renal calyxes, and pelvis of medulla were preserved. Adjoined kidney parenchyma around IRE lesions showed no qualitative differences to normal parenchyma of untreated kidney. This porcine IRE study reveals a multifocal renal ablation, while protecting surrounded renal parenchyma and collecting system over a mid-term period. That offers prevention of renal function ablating centrally located or multifocal renal masses.
MODELING THE REDSHIFT EVOLUTION OF THE NORMAL GALAXY X-RAY LUMINOSITY FUNCTION
Tremmel, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, U.W., Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Box 351580, U.W., Seattle, WA 98195-1580 (United States); Fragos, T.; Zezas, A. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)] [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Lehmer, B. D.; Tzanavaris, P. [The Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)] [The Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Belczynski, K. [Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw, Al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw (Poland)] [Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw, Al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw (Poland); Kalogera, V.; Farr, W. M. [Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Exploration in Astrophysics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States)] [Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Exploration in Astrophysics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Basu-Zych, A. R.; Hornschemeier, A.; Jenkins, L.; Ptak, A., E-mail: mjt29@astro.washington.edu [NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Code 662, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)
2013-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Emission from X-ray binaries (XRBs) is a major component of the total X-ray luminosity of normal galaxies, so X-ray studies of high-redshift galaxies allow us to probe the formation and evolution of XRBs on very long timescales ({approx}10 Gyr). In this paper, we present results from large-scale population synthesis models of binary populations in galaxies from z = 0 to {approx}20. We use as input into our modeling the Millennium II Cosmological Simulation and the updated semi-analytic galaxy catalog by Guo et al. to self-consistently account for the star formation history (SFH) and metallicity evolution of each galaxy. We run a grid of 192 models, varying all the parameters known from previous studies to affect the evolution of XRBs. We use our models and observationally derived prescriptions for hot gas emission to create theoretical galaxy X-ray luminosity functions (XLFs) for several redshift bins. Models with low common envelope efficiencies, a 50% twins mass ratio distribution, a steeper initial mass function exponent, and high stellar wind mass-loss rates best match observational results from Tzanavaris and Georgantopoulos, though they significantly underproduce bright early-type and very bright (L{sub x} > 10{sup 41}) late-type galaxies. These discrepancies are likely caused by uncertainties in hot gas emission and SFHs, active galactic nucleus contamination, and a lack of dynamically formed low-mass XRBs. In our highest likelihood models, we find that hot gas emission dominates the emission for most bright galaxies. We also find that the evolution of the normal galaxy X-ray luminosity density out to z = 4 is driven largely by XRBs in galaxies with X-ray luminosities between 10{sup 40} and 10{sup 41} erg s{sup -1}.
Clemens, Dan P.; Cashman, L. R.; Pavel, M. D., E-mail: clemens@bu.edu, E-mail: pavelmi@utexas.edu, E-mail: lcashman@bu.edu [Institute for Astrophysical Research, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (United States)
2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Few normal galaxies have been probed using near-infrared polarimetry, even though it reveals magnetic fields in the cool interstellar medium better than either optical or radio polarimetry. Deep H-band (1.6 {mu}m) linear imaging polarimetry toward Taurus serendipitously included the galaxy 2MASX J04412715+2433110 with adequate sensitivity and resolution to map polarization across nearly its full extent. The observations revealed the galaxy to be a steeply inclined ({approx}75 Degree-Sign ) disk type with a diameter, encompassing 90% of the Petrosian flux, of 4.2 kpc at a distance of 53 Mpc. Because the sight line passes through the Taurus Molecular Cloud complex, the foreground polarization needed to be measured and removed. The foreground extinction A{sub V} of 2.00 {+-} 0.10 mag and reddening E(H - K) of 0.125 {+-} 0.009 mag were also assessed and removed, based on analysis of Two Micron All Sky Survey, UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey, Spitzer, and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer photometry using the Near-Infrared Color Excess, NICE-Revisited, and Rayleigh-Jeans Color Excess methods. Corrected for the polarized foreground, the galaxy polarization values range from 0% to 3%. The polarizations are dominated by a disk-parallel magnetic field geometry, especially to the northeast, while either a vertical field or single scattering of bulge light produces disk-normal polarizations to the southwest. The multi-kiloparsec coherence of the magnetic field revealed by the infrared polarimetry is in close agreement with short-wavelength radio synchrotron observations of edge-on galaxies, indicating that both cool and warm interstellar media of disk galaxies may be threaded by common magnetic fields.
STELLAR ORBITAL STUDIES IN NORMAL SPIRAL GALAXIES. I. RESTRICTIONS TO THE PITCH ANGLE
Perez-Villegas, A.; Pichardo, B.; Moreno, E., E-mail: barbara@astro.unam.mx [Instituto de Astronomia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, A.P. 70-264, 04510 Mexico DF (Mexico)
2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
We built a family of non-axisymmetric potential models for normal non-barred or weakly barred spiral galaxies as defined in the simplest classification of galaxies: the Hubble sequence. For this purpose, a three-dimensional self-gravitating model for the spiral arm PERLAS is superimposed on the galactic axisymmetric potentials. We analyze the stellar dynamics varying only the pitch angle of the spiral arms, from 4 Degree-Sign to 40 Degree-Sign for an Sa galaxy, from 8 Degree-Sign to 45 Degree-Sign for an Sb galaxy, and from 10 Degree-Sign to 60 Degree-Sign for an Sc galaxy. Self-consistency is indirectly tested through periodic orbital analysis and through density response studies for each morphological type. Based on ordered behavior, periodic orbit studies show that, for pitch angles up to approximately 15 Degree-Sign , 18 Degree-Sign , and 20 Degree-Sign for Sa, Sb, and Sc galaxies, respectively, the density response supports the spiral arms' potential, a requisite for the existence of a long-lasting large-scale spiral structure. Beyond those limits, the density response tends to ''avoid'' the potential imposed by maintaining lower pitch angles in the density response; in that case, the spiral arms may be explained as transient features rather than long-lasting large-scale structures. In a second limit, from a phase-space orbital study based on chaotic behavior, we found that for pitch angles larger than {approx}30 Degree-Sign , {approx}40 Degree-Sign , and {approx}50 Degree-Sign for Sa, Sb, and Sc galaxies, respectively, chaotic orbits dominate the all phase-space prograde region that surrounds the periodic orbits sculpting the spiral arms and even destroying them. This result seems to be in good agreement with observations of pitch angles in typical isolated normal spiral galaxies.
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