Sample records for dynamic time expansion

  1. Dynamic Time Expansion and Compression Using Nonlinear Waveguides

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    Findikoglu, Alp T.; Hahn, Sangkoo F.; Jia, Quanxi

    2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamic time expansion or compression of a small amplitude input signal generated with an initial scale is performed using a nonlinear waveguide. A nonlinear waveguide having a variable refractive index is connected to a bias voltage source having a bias signal amplitude that is large relative to the input signal to vary the reflective index and concomitant speed of propagation of the nonlinear waveguide and an electrical circuit for applying the small amplitude signal and the large amplitude bias signal simultaneously to the nonlinear waveguide. The large amplitude bias signal with the input signal alters the speed of propagation of the small-amplitude signal with time in the nonlinear waveguide to expand or contract the initial time scale of the small-amplitude input signal.

  2. Accelerating cycle expansions by dynamical conjugacy

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    Ang Gao; Jianbo Xie; Yueheng Lan

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Periodic orbit theory provides two important functions---the dynamical zeta function and the spectral determinant for the calculation of dynamical averages in a nonlinear system. Their cycle expansions converge rapidly when the system is uniformly hyperbolic but greatly slowed down in the presence of non-hyperbolicity. We find that the slow convergence can be associated with singularities in the natural measure. A properly designed coordinate transformation may remove these singularities and results in a dynamically conjugate system where fast convergence is restored. The technique is successfully demonstrated on several examples of one-dimensional maps and some remaining challenges are discussed.

  3. Internal structure and expansion dynamics of laser ablation plumes into ambient gases

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Internal structure and expansion dynamics of laser ablation plumes into ambient gases S. S. Harilal 13 December 2002 The effect of ambient gas on the expansion dynamics of the plasma generated by laser together with time resolved emission diagnostics, a triple structure of the plume was observed

  4. Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon

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    Camara, Gilberto

    Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon Douglas C ranching or new deforestation has not been quantified and has major implications for future deforestation dynamics, carbon fluxes, forest fragmentation, and other ecosystem services. We combine deforestation maps

  5. Dynamical effects in the Coulomb expansion following nuclear fragmentation

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    Chung, K.C.; Donangelo, R.; Schechter, H.

    1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effects of the Coulomb expansion on the fragment kinetic energy spectrum for a fragmentating hot nuclear system is investigated. In particular, /sup 12/C-fragment spectra are calculated and compared with those predicted by the uniform expansion approximation. The results indicate that the energy spectra of fragments are quite sensitive to the details of the Coulomb expansion treatment.

  6. Exact Stochastic Unraveling of an Optical Coherence Dynamics by Cumulant Expansion

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    Jan Olsina; Tobias Kramer; Christoph Kreisbeck; Tomas Mancal

    2014-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerically exact Monte Carlo scheme for calculation of open quantum system dynamics is proposed and implemented. The method consists of a Monte-Carlo summation of a perturbation expansion in terms of trajectories in Liouville phase-space with respect to the coupling between the excited states of the molecule. The trajectories are weighted by a complex decoherence factor based on the second-order cumulant expansion of the environmental evolution. The method can be used with an arbitrary environment characterized by a general correlation function and arbitrary coupling strength. It is formally exact for harmonic environments, and it can be used with arbitrary temperature. Time evolution of an optically excited Frenkel exciton dimer representing a molecular exciton interacting with a charge transfer state is calculated by the proposed method. We calculate the evolution of the optical coherence elements of the density matrix and linear absorption spectrum, and compare them with the predictions of standard simulation methods.

  7. Hubble expansion & Structure Formation in Time Varying Vacuum Models

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    S. Basilakos; M. Plionis; J. Sola

    2009-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the properties of the FLRW flat cosmological models in which the vacuum energy density evolves with time, $\\Lambda(t)$. Using different versions of the $\\Lambda(t)$ model, namely quantum field vacuum, power series vacuum and power law vacuum, we find that the main cosmological functions such as the scale factor of the universe, the Hubble expansion rate $H$ and the energy densities are defined analytically. Performing a joint likelihood analysis of the recent supernovae type Ia data, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) shift parameter and the Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations (BAOs) traced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) galaxies, we put tight constraints on the main cosmological parameters of the $\\Lambda(t)$ scenarios. Furthermore, we study the linear matter fluctuation field and the growth rate of clustering of the above vacuum models. Finally, we derived the theoretically predicted dark-matter halo mass function and the corresponding distribution of cluster-size halos for all the models studied. Their expected redshift distribution indicates that it will be difficult to distinguish the closely resembling models (constant vacuum, quantum field and power-law vacuum), using realistic future X-ray surveys of cluster abundances. However, cluster surveys based on the Sunayev-Zeldovich detection method give some hope to distinguish the closely resembling models at high redshifts.

  8. Incorporating endogenous demand dynamics into long-term capacity expansion power system models for Developing countries

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    Jordan, Rhonda LeNai

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research develops a novel approach to long-term power system capacity expansion planning for developing countries by incorporating endogenous demand dynamics resulting from social processes of technology adoption. ...

  9. Dynamics of charged fluids and 1/L perturbation expansions

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    Miloslav Znojil; Uwe Guenther

    2007-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Some features of the calculation of fluid dynamo systems in magnetohydrodynamics are studied. In the coupled set of the ordinary linear differential equations for the spherically symmetric $\\alpha^2-$dynamos, the problem represented by the presence of the mixed (Robin) boundary conditions is addressed and a new treatment for it is proposed. The perturbation formalism of large$-\\ell$ expansions is shown applicable and its main technical steps are outlined.

  10. Automation of the Laguerre Expansion Technique for Analysis of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy Data

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    Dabir, Aditi Sandeep

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    AUTOMATION OF THE LAGUERRE EXPANSION TECHNIQUE FOR ANALYSIS OF TIME-RESOLVED FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY DATA A Thesis by ADITI SANDEEP DABIR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2009 Major Subject: Biomedical Engineering AUTOMATION OF THE LAGUERRE EXPANSION TECHNIQUE FOR ANALYSIS OF TIME-RESOLVED FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY DATA A Thesis...

  11. Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion

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    Tillack, Mark

    Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion S. S. Harilal,a Beau O in the development of an extreme ultraviolet lithographic light source. An ambient gas that is transparent to 13.5 nm and deceleration of plume species, the addition of ambient gas leads to other events such as double peak formation

  12. Dynamics of gravitational clustering I. Building perturbative expansions

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    P. Valageas

    2001-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a systematic method to obtain the solution of the collisionless Boltzmann equation which describes the growth of large-scale structures as a perturbative series over the initial density perturbations. We give an explicit calculation of the second-order terms which are shown to agree with the results obtained from the hydrodynamical description of the system. Then, we explain that this identity extends to all orders of perturbation theory and that the perturbative series actually diverge for hierarchical scenarios. However, since the collisionless Boltzmann equation provides the exact description of the dynamics (including the non-linear regime) these results may serve as a basis for a study of the non-linear regime. In particular, we derive a non-perturbative quadratic integral equation which explicitly relates the actual non-linear distribution function to the initial conditions (more precisely, to the linear growing mode). This allows us to write an explicit path-integral expression for the probability distribution of the exact non-linear density field.

  13. Characterization of plasma expansion dynamics in a high power diode with a carbon-fiber-aluminum cathode

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    Ju, J.-C., E-mail: jujinchuan@126.com [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas, CNRS-Université Paris-Sud, Orsay 91405 (France); Liu, L.; Cai, D. [College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)

    2014-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal plasma expansion is characterised during the operation of a high power diode with an explosive emission carbon-fiber-aluminum cathode driven by a 250?kV, 150?ns accelerating pulse. It is found that a quasi-stationary state of plasma expansion is obtained during the main part of the accelerating pulse and the whole plasma expansion exhibits an “U”-shape velocity evolution. A theoretical model describing the dynamics of plasma expansion is developed, which indicates that the plasma expansion velocity is determined by equilibrium between the diode current density and plasma thermal electron current density.

  14. Dynamic Vehicle Routing with Stochastic Time Constraints

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    Pavone, Marco

    In this paper we study a dynamic vehicle routing problem where demands have stochastic deadlines on their waiting times. Specifically, a network of robotic vehicles must service demands whose time of arrival, location and ...

  15. Dynamical Expansion of Ionization and Dissociation Front around a Massive Star. I. A Mode of Triggered Star Formation

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    Takashi Hosokawa; Shu-ichiro Inutsuka

    2005-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the dynamical expansion of the HII region and outer photodissociation region (PDR) around a massive star by solving the UV and FUV radiation transfer and the thermal and chemical processes in a time-dependent hydrodynamics code. We focus on the physical structure of the shell swept up by the shock front (SF) preceding the ionization front (IF). After the IF reaches the initial Stromgren radius, the SF emerges in front of the IF and the geometrically thin shell bounded with the IF and the SF is formed. The gas density inside the shell is about 10-100 times as high as the ambient gas density. Initially the dissociation fronts expands faster than IF and the PDR is formed outside the HII region. Thereafter the IF and SF gradually overtakes the proceeding dissociation fronts (DFs), and eventually DFs are taken in the shell. The chemical composition within the shell is initially atomic, but hydrogen and carbon monoxide molecules are gradually formed. This is partly because the IF and SF overtake DFs and SF enters the molecular region, and partly because the reformation timescales of the molecules become shorter than the dynamical timescale. The gas shell becomes dominated by the molecular gas by the time of gravitational fragmentation, which agrees with some recent observations. A simple estimation of star formation rate in the shell can provide a significant star formation rate in our galaxy.

  16. Real time cosmology - A direct measure of the expansion rate of the Universe

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    Klöckner, H -R; Martins, C; Raccanelli, A; Champion, D; Roy, A; Lobanov, A; Wagner, J; Keller, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years cosmology has undergone a revolution, with precise measurements of the microwave background radiation, large galaxy redshift surveys, and the discovery of the recent accelerated expansion of the Universe using observations of distant supernovae. In this light, the SKA enables us to do an ultimate test in cosmology by measuring the expansion rate of the Universe in real time. This can be done by a rather simple experiment of observing the neutral hydrogen (HI) signal of galaxies at two different epochs. The signal will encounter a change in frequency imprinted as the Universe expands over time and thus monitoring the drift in frequencies will provide a real time measure of the cosmic acceleration. Over a period of 12 years one would expected a frequency shift of the order of 0.1 Hz assuming a standard Lambda-CDM cosmology. Based on the sensitivity estimates of the SKA and the number counts of the expected HI galaxies, it is shown that the number counts are sufficiently high to compensate for th...

  17. Dynamical Instability and Expansion-free Condition in $f(R,T)$ Gravity

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    Noureen, Ifra

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamical analysis of spherically symmetric collapsing star surrounding in locally anisotropic environment with expansion-free condition is presented in $f(R,T)$ gravity, where $R$ corresponds to Ricci scalar and $T$ stands for the trace of energy momentum tensor. The modified field equations and evolution equations are reconstructed in the framework of $f(R,T)$ gravty. In order to acquire the collapse equation we implement the perturbation on all matter variables and dark source components comprising the viable $f(R,T)$ model. The instability range is described in Newtonian and post-Newtonian eras by constraining the adiabatic index $\\Gamma$ to maintain viability of considered model and stable stellar configuration.

  18. Time Centrality in Dynamic Complex Networks

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    Costa, Eduardo Chinelate; Wehmuth, Klaus; Ziviani, Artur; da Silva, Ana Paula Couto

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There is an ever-increasing interest in investigating dynamics in time-varying graphs (TVGs). So far, however, the notion of centrality in TVG scenarios usually refers to metrics that assess the relative importance of nodes along the temporal evolution of the network. Nevertheless, for some TVG scenarios, more important than identifying the central nodes under a given definition is identifying the \\emph{key time instants} for taking certain actions. In this paper, we introduce the notion of \\emph{time centrality} in TVGs. Analogously to node centrality, time centrality evaluates the relative importance of time instants in dynamic complex networks. We present two time centrality metrics related to diffusion processes. We evaluate the two defined metrics using a real-world dataset representing a in-person contact dynamic network. We validate the concept of time centrality showing that diffusion starting at the best classified time instants (i.e. the most central ones), according to our metrics, can perform a fa...

  19. Investigation of ultrafast photothermal surface expansion and diffusivity in GaAs via laser-induced dynamic gratings

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    Pennington, D.M.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis details the first direct ultrafast measurements of the dynamic thermal expansion of a surface and the temperature dependent surface thermal diffusivity using a two-color reflection transient grating technique. Studies were performed on p-type, n-type, and undoped GaAs(100) samples over a wide range of temperatures. By utilizing a 90 fs ultraviolet probe with visible excitation beams, the effects of interband saturation and carrier dynamics become negligible; thus lattice expansion due to heating and subsequent contraction caused by cooling provided the dominant influence on the probe. At room temperature a rise due to thermal expansion was observed, corresponding to a maximum net displacement of {approximately} 1 {Angstrom} at 32 ps. The diffracted signal was composed of two components, thermal expansion of the surface and heat flow away from the surface, thus allowing a determination of the rate of expansion as well as the surface thermal diffusivity, D{sub S}. By varying the fringe spacing of the grating, this technique has the potential to separate the signal contributions to the expansion of the lattice in the perpendicular and parallel directions. In the data presented here a large fringe spacing was used, thus the dominant contribution to the rising edge of the signal was expansion perpendicular to the surface. Comparison of he results with a straightforward thermal model yields good agreement over a range of temperatures (20--300{degrees}K). Values for D{sub S} in GaAs were measured and found to be in reasonable agreement with bulk values above 50{degrees}K. Below 50{degrees}K, D{sub S} were determined to be up to an order of magnitude slower than the bulk diffusivity due to increased phonon boundary scattering. The applicability and advantages of the TG technique for studying photothermal and photoacoustic phenomena are discussed.

  20. Time asymmetric spacetimes near null and spatial infinity. I. Expansions of developments of conformally flat data

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    J. A. Valiente Kroon

    2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The Conformal Einstein equations and the representation of spatial infinity as a cylinder introduced by Friedrich are used to analyse the behaviour of the gravitational field near null and spatial infinity for the development of data which are asymptotically Euclidean, conformally flat and time asymmetric. Our analysis allows for initial data whose second fundamental form is more general than the one given by the standard Bowen-York Ansatz. The Conformal Einstein equations imply upon evaluation on the cylinder at spatial infinity a hierarchy of transport equations which can be used to calculate in a recursive way asymptotic expansions for the gravitational field. It is found that the the solutions to these transport equations develop logarithmic divergences at certain critical sets where null infinity meets spatial infinity. Associated to these, there is a series of quantities expressible in terms of the initial data (obstructions), which if zero, preclude the appearance of some of the logarithmic divergences. The obstructions are, in general, time asymmetric. That is, the obstructions at the intersection of future null infinity with spatial infinity are different, and do not generically imply those obtained at the intersection of past null infinity with spatial infinity. The latter allows for the possibility of having spacetimes where future and past null infinity have different degrees of smoothness. Finally, it is shown that if both sets of obstructions vanish up to a certain order, then the initial data has to be asymptotically Schwarzschildean to some degree.

  1. Thermal expansion and lattice dynamics of RB66 compounds at low temperatures

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    Novikov, V V [Petrovsky Bryansk State University; Avdashchenko, D V [Petrovsky Bryansk State University; Mitroshenkov, N V [Petrovsky Bryansk State University; Matovnikov, A V [Petrovsky Bryansk State University; Budko, Serguei L [Ames Laboratory

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal characteristics of the phonon and magnon subsystems of icosahedral borides RB66 (R = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Eu, or Lu) have been studied based on the obtained experimental data on the thermal expansion of the borides and the earlier results on their heat capacity in the range of 2–300 K. The contribution to the expansion of borides containing paramagnetic R 3+ ions, which is characteristic of transition to the spin-glass state, has been revealed. The phonon spectrum moments of RB66 compounds and the Grüneisen parameters have been calculated.

  2. Beam energy dependence of the expansion dynamics in relativistic heavy ion collisions: Indications for the critical end point?

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    Roy A. Lacey

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The flow harmonic $v_{n}$ and the emission source radii $R_{\\text{out}}$, $R_{\\text{side}}$ and $R_{\\text{long}}$ are studied for a broad range of centrality selections and beam collision energies in Au+Au ($\\sqrt{s_{NN}}= 7.7 - 200$ GeV) and Pb+Pb ($\\sqrt{s_{NN}}= 2.76$ TeV) collisions at RHIC and the LHC respectively. They validate the acoustic scaling patterns expected for hydrodynamic-like expansion over the entire range of beam energies studied. The combined data sets allow estimates for the \\sqsn\\ dependence of the mean expansion speed $\\left$, emission duration $\\left$ and the viscous coefficients $\\left$ that encode the magnitude of the specific shear viscosity $\\left$. The estimates indicate initial-state model independent values of $\\left$ which are larger for the plasma produced at 2.76 TeV (LHC) compared to that produced at 200 GeV (RHIC) ($\\left_{\\text{LHC}}=2.2\\pm 0.2$ and $\\left_{\\text{RHIC}}=1.3\\pm 0.2$). They also show a non-monotonic \\sqsn\\ dependence for $\\left$, $\\left$ and $\\left$, with minima for $\\left$ and $\\left$, and a complimentary maximum for $\\left$. These dependencies signal a significant change in reaction dynamics in a narrow span of $\\sqrt{s_{NN}}$, which may be linked to reaction trajectories close to the critical end point (CEP) in the phase diagram for nuclear matter.

  3. The Influence of spot size on the expansion dynamics of nanosecond-laser-produced copper plasmas in atmosphere

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    Li, Xingwen; Wei, Wenfu; Wu, Jian; Jia, Shenli; Qiu, Aici [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 28 XianNing West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, No. 28 XianNing West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049 (China)

    2013-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Laser produced copper plasmas of different spot sizes in air were investigated using fast photography and optical emission spectroscopy (OES). The laser energy was 33 mJ. There were dramatic changes in the plasma plume expansion into the ambient air when spot sizes changed from {approx}0.1 mm to {approx}0.6 mm. A stream-like structure and a hemispherical structure were, respectively, observed. It appeared that the same spot size resulted in similar expansion dynamics no matter whether the target was located in the front of or behind the focal point, although laser-induced air breakdown sometimes occurred in the latter case. Plasma plume front positions agree well with the classic blast wave model for the large spot-size cases, while an unexpected stagnation of {approx}80 ns occurred after the laser pulse ends for the small spot size cases. This stagnation can be understood in terms of the evolution of enhanced plasma shielding effects near the plasma front. Axial distributions of plasma components by OES revealed a good confinement effect. Electron number densities were estimated and interpreted using the recorded Intensified Charge Coupled Device (ICCD) images.

  4. On a local formalism for time evolution of dynamical systems

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    Drozdov, I V

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The formalism of local maximization for entropy gradient producing the evolution and dynamical equations for closed systems. It eliminates the inconsistency between the reversibilty of time in dynamical equations and the strict direction of irreversible evolution for complex systems, causality contradictions and ambiguity of time flow in different systems. Independently it leads to basic principles of special relativity.

  5. "Handicapped by distance and transportation": Indigenous Relocation, Modernity and Time-Space Expansion

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    Raibmon, Paige

    2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the band began what would become a protracted legal struggle that stretched over almost two de cades.95 Numerous points of law were at question, including a number of rights- of-way, pollution control, and the validity of the original lease to the pulp... curses too, and the Mowachaht and Muchalaht have received more than their fair share of these, as have so many other Indigenous peoples under colonialism. Experiences of Time-Space Compression Compared and Contrasted The increasing sense of isolation...

  6. Energy Levels of "Hydrogen Atom" in Discrete Time Dynamics

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    Andrei Khrennikov; Yaroslav Volovich

    2006-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze dynamical consequences of a conjecture that there exists a fundamental (indivisible) quant of time. In particular we study the problem of discrete energy levels of hydrogen atom. We are able to reconstruct potential which in discrete time formalism leads to energy levels of unperturbed hydrogen atom. We also consider linear energy levels of quantum harmonic oscillator and show how they are produced in the discrete time formalism. More generally, we show that in discrete time formalism finite motion in central potential leads to discrete energy spectrum, the property which is common for quantum mechanical theory. Thus deterministic (but discrete time!) dynamics is compatible with discrete energy levels.

  7. Multiple time step integrators in ab initio molecular dynamics

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    Luehr, Nathan; Martínez, Todd J. [Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States) [Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); The PULSE Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California 94025 (United States); Markland, Thomas E. [Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiple time-scale algorithms exploit the natural separation of time-scales in chemical systems to greatly accelerate the efficiency of molecular dynamics simulations. Although the utility of these methods in systems where the interactions are described by empirical potentials is now well established, their application to ab initio molecular dynamics calculations has been limited by difficulties associated with splitting the ab initio potential into fast and slowly varying components. Here we present two schemes that enable efficient time-scale separation in ab initio calculations: one based on fragment decomposition and the other on range separation of the Coulomb operator in the electronic Hamiltonian. We demonstrate for both water clusters and a solvated hydroxide ion that multiple time-scale molecular dynamics allows for outer time steps of 2.5 fs, which are as large as those obtained when such schemes are applied to empirical potentials, while still allowing for bonds to be broken and reformed throughout the dynamics. This permits computational speedups of up to 4.4x, compared to standard Born-Oppenheimer ab initio molecular dynamics with a 0.5 fs time step, while maintaining the same energy conservation and accuracy.

  8. The flashing ratchet: long time behavior and dynamical systems interpretation

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    Dolbeault, Jean

    The flashing ratchet: long time behavior and dynamical systems interpretation Jean Dolbeault@mcs.kent.edu December 11, 2002 Abstract. The flashing ratchet is a model for certain types of molecular motors as well then study the long time behavior of the flashing ratchet model. By entropy methods, we prove the existence

  9. Dynamic Rebinding for Marshalling and Update, with Destruct-time

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    Hicks, Michael

    Dynamic Rebinding for Marshalling and Update, with Destruct-time Gavin Bierman Michael Hicks Peter is required in various guises, for exam- ple when a marshalled value is received from the network, contain-time strategies. The latter forms the basis for a marsh calculus that supports dy- namic rebinding of marshalled

  10. Chemical dynamics in time and energy space

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    Myers, J.D.

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of a versatile picosecond ultraviolet/vacuum ultraviolet temporal spectrometer and its potential use for measuring internal energy redistribution in isolated molecules are described in detail. A detailed description of the double-pass Nd:YAG amplifier and the dye amplifiers is given with the pulse energies achieved in the visible, ultraviolet, and vacuum ultraviolet. The amplified visible pulses are shown to be of sub-picosecond duration and near transform limited. The instrument`s temporal response ({le}10 ps) is derived from an instrument limited measurement of the dissociation lifetime of methyl iodide at 266 nm. The methyl iodide experiment is used to discuss the various sources of noise and background signals that are intrinsic to this type of experiment. Non-time-resolved experiments measuring the branching ratio and kinetic energy distributions of products from the 193 nm photodissociation of cyclopentadiene and thiophene are presented. These studies were done using the molecular beam Photofragment Translational Spectroscopy (PTS) technique. The results from the cyclopentadiene experiment confirm that H atom elimination to yield the cyclopentadienyl radical is the dominant dissociation channel. A barrier of {ge}5 kcal/mol can be understood in terms of the delocalization of the radical electron of the cyclopentadienyl fragment. A concerted elimination yielding cyclopropene and acetylene was also observed and is proposed to occur via a bicyclo-[2.1.0]pent-2-ene intermediate. Two other channels, yielding acetylene plus the CH{sub 2}CHCH triplet carbene, and CH{sub 2} plus 1-buten-3-yne, are postulated to occur via ring opening. The implications of the experimental results for bulk thermal oxidation and pyrolysis models are discussed. The thiophene experiment shows six competing dissociation channels. The postulated intermediates for the various thiophene dissociation channels include bicyclo, ring opened, and possibly ring contracted forms.

  11. Time-dependent HF approach to SHE dynamics

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker

    2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) method to study various aspects of the reactions utilized in searches for superheavy elements. These include capture cross-sections, quasifission, prediction of $P_{\\mathrm{CN}}$, and other interesting dynamical quantities. We show that the microscopic TDHF approach provides an important tool to shed some light on the nuclear dynamics leading to the formation of superheavy elements.

  12. Can the ring polymer molecular dynamics method be interpreted as real time quantum dynamics?

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    Jang, Seogjoo, E-mail: sjang@qc.cuny.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11367 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11367 (United States); Sinitskiy, Anton V.; Voth, Gregory A., E-mail: gavoth@uchicago.edu [Department of Chemistry, James Franck Institute, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics and Computation Institute, University of Chicago, 5735 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The ring polymer molecular dynamics (RPMD) method has gained popularity in recent years as a simple approximation for calculating real time quantum correlation functions in condensed media. However, the extent to which RPMD captures real dynamical quantum effects and why it fails under certain situations have not been clearly understood. Addressing this issue has been difficult in the absence of a genuine justification for the RPMD algorithm starting from the quantum Liouville equation. To this end, a new and exact path integral formalism for the calculation of real time quantum correlation functions is presented in this work, which can serve as a rigorous foundation for the analysis of the RPMD method as well as providing an alternative derivation of the well established centroid molecular dynamics method. The new formalism utilizes the cyclic symmetry of the imaginary time path integral in the most general sense and enables the expression of Kubo-transformed quantum time correlation functions as that of physical observables pre-averaged over the imaginary time path. Upon filtering with a centroid constraint function, the formulation results in the centroid dynamics formalism. Upon filtering with the position representation of the imaginary time path integral, we obtain an exact quantum dynamics formalism involving the same variables as the RPMD method. The analysis of the RPMD approximation based on this approach clarifies that an explicit quantum dynamical justification does not exist for the use of the ring polymer harmonic potential term (imaginary time kinetic energy) as implemented in the RPMD method. It is analyzed why this can cause substantial errors in nonlinear correlation functions of harmonic oscillators. Such errors can be significant for general correlation functions of anharmonic systems. We also demonstrate that the short time accuracy of the exact path integral limit of RPMD is of lower order than those for finite discretization of path. The present quantum dynamics formulation also serves as the basis for developing new quantum dynamical methods that utilize the cyclic nature of the imaginary time path integral.

  13. Time lapse HDR: time lapse photography with high dynamic range images

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    Clark, Brian Sean

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    TIME LAPSE HDR: TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES A Thesis by BRIAN CLARK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2005... Major Subject: Visualization Sciences TIME LAPSE HDR: TIME LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RAGE IMAGES A Thesis by BRIAN CLARK Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved...

  14. Modeling exchange rate dependence dynamics at different time horizons

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    Embrechts, Paul

    , Copula-GARCH, Conditional dependence, Dynamic copula Corresponding author. Tel.: +44(0) 247 657 4297. Financial time-series are often modeled with GARCH type models. In the multivariate GARCH literature there exist several models, like CCC- GARCH, DVEC, matrix-diagonal GARCH, BEKK and principal components GARCH

  15. Time-domain Dynamics and Stability Analysis of Optoelectronic Oscillators

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Time-domain Dynamics and Stability Analysis of Optoelectronic Oscillators based on Whispering and Yanne K. Chembo Optoelectronic oscillators (OEOs) are microwave photonics systems in- tended to generate in "" #12;1 Introduction The optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) is nowadays considered as one of the most

  16. Multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock treatment of electronic and nuclear dynamics in diatomic molecules

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    Haxton, D. J.; Lawler, K. V. [Chemical Sciences and Ultrafast X-ray Science Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 94720 (United States); McCurdy, C. W. [Chemical Sciences and Ultrafast X-ray Science Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 94720 (United States); Departments of Applied Science and Chemistry, Davis, California, 95616 (United States)

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock (MCTDHF) method is formulated for treating the coupled electronic and nuclear dynamics of diatomic molecules without the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. The method treats the full dimensionality of the electronic motion, uses no model interactions, and is in principle capable of an exact nonrelativistic description of diatomics in electromagnetic fields. An expansion of the wave function in terms of configurations of orbitals whose dependence on internuclear distance is only that provided by the underlying prolate spheroidal coordinate system is demonstrated to provide the key simplifications of the working equations that allow their practical solution. Photoionization cross sections are also computed from the MCTDHF wave function in calculations using short pulses.

  17. Electron dynamics in complex environments with real-time time dependent density functional theory in a QM-MM framework

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    Morzan, Uriel N.; Ramírez, Francisco F.; Scherlis, Damián A., E-mail: damian@qi.fcen.uba.ar, E-mail: mcgl@qb.ffyb.uba.ar [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); Oviedo, M. Belén; Sánchez, Cristián G. [Departamento de Matemática y Física, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, INFIQC, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, X5000HUA Córdoba (Argentina)] [Departamento de Matemática y Física, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, INFIQC, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Ciudad Universitaria, X5000HUA Córdoba (Argentina); Lebrero, Mariano C. González, E-mail: damian@qi.fcen.uba.ar, E-mail: mcgl@qb.ffyb.uba.ar [Instituto de Química y Fisicoquímica Biológicas, IQUIFIB, CONICET (Argentina)] [Instituto de Química y Fisicoquímica Biológicas, IQUIFIB, CONICET (Argentina)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents a time dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) implementation to propagate the Kohn-Sham equations in real time, including the effects of a molecular environment through a Quantum-Mechanics Molecular-Mechanics (QM-MM) hamiltonian. The code delivers an all-electron description employing Gaussian basis functions, and incorporates the Amber force-field in the QM-MM treatment. The most expensive parts of the computation, comprising the commutators between the hamiltonian and the density matrix—required to propagate the electron dynamics—, and the evaluation of the exchange-correlation energy, were migrated to the CUDA platform to run on graphics processing units, which remarkably accelerates the performance of the code. The method was validated by reproducing linear-response TDDFT results for the absorption spectra of several molecular species. Two different schemes were tested to propagate the quantum dynamics: (i) a leap-frog Verlet algorithm, and (ii) the Magnus expansion to first-order. These two approaches were confronted, to find that the Magnus scheme is more efficient by a factor of six in small molecules. Interestingly, the presence of iron was found to seriously limitate the length of the integration time step, due to the high frequencies associated with the core-electrons. This highlights the importance of pseudopotentials to alleviate the cost of the propagation of the inner states when heavy nuclei are present. Finally, the methodology was applied to investigate the shifts induced by the chemical environment on the most intense UV absorption bands of two model systems of general relevance: the formamide molecule in water solution, and the carboxy-heme group in Flavohemoglobin. In both cases, shifts of several nanometers are observed, consistently with the available experimental data.

  18. Long-time protein folding dynamics from short-time molecular dynamics simulations

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    Chodera, J D; Swope, W C; Pitera, J W; Dill, Ken A

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the simulation of protein folding by short time scaleand W. A. Eaton, The protein folding “speed limit,” Curr.and T. Head-Gordon, Protein folding by distributed computing

  19. Heat flow in anharmonic crystals with internal and external stochastic baths: A convergent polymer expansion for a model with discrete time and long range interparticle interaction

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    Emmanuel Pereira; Mateus S. Mendonça; Humberto C. F. Lemos

    2014-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a chain of oscillators with anharmonic on-site potentials, with long range interparticle interactions, and coupled both to external and internal stochastic thermal reservoirs of Ornstein-Uhlenbeck type. We develop an integral representation, a la Feynman-Kac, for the correlations and the heat current. We assume the approximation of discrete times in the integral formalism (together with a simplification in a subdominant part of the harmonic interaction) in order to develop a suitable polymer expansion for the model. In the regime of strong anharmonicity, strong harmonic pinning, and for the interparticle interaction with integrable polynomial decay, we prove the convergence of the polymer expansion uniformly in volume (number of sites and time). We also show that the two-point correlation decays in space such as the interparticle interaction. The existence of a convergent polymer expansion is of practical interest: it establishes a rigorous support for a perturbative analysis of the heat flow problem and for the computation of the thermal conductivity in related anharmonic crystals, including those with inhomogeneous potentials and long range interparticle interactions.

  20. Time step rescaling recovers continuous-time dynamical properties for discrete-time Langevin integration of nonequilibrium systems

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    David A. Sivak; John D. Chodera; Gavin E. Crooks

    2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    When simulating molecular systems using deterministic equations of motion (e.g., Newtonian dynamics), such equations are generally numerically integrated according to a well-developed set of algorithms that share commonly agreed-upon desirable properties. However, for stochastic equations of motion (e.g., Langevin dynamics), there is still broad disagreement over which integration algorithms are most appropriate. While multiple desiderata have been proposed throughout the literature, consensus on which criteria are important is absent, and no published integration scheme satisfies all desiderata simultaneously. Additional nontrivial complications stem from simulating systems driven out of equilibrium using existing stochastic integration schemes in conjunction with recently-developed nonequilibrium fluctuation theorems. Here, we examine a family of discrete time integration schemes for Langevin dynamics, assessing how each member satisfies a variety of desiderata that have been enumerated in prior efforts to construct suitable Langevin integrators. We show that the incorporation of a novel time step rescaling in the deterministic updates of position and velocity can correct a number of dynamical defects in these integrators. Finally, we identify a particular splitting that has essentially universally appropriate properties for the simulation of Langevin dynamics for molecular systems in equilibrium, nonequilibrium, and path sampling contexts.

  1. A Tutorial on Time-Evolving Dynamical Bayesian Inference

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    Tomislav Stankovski; Andrea Duggento; Peter V. E. McClintock; Aneta Stefanovska

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In view of the current availability and variety of measured data, there is an increasing demand for powerful signal processing tools that can cope successfully with the associated problems that often arise when data are being analysed. In practice many of the data-generating systems are not only time-variable, but also influenced by neighbouring systems and subject to random fluctuations (noise) from their environments. To encompass problems of this kind, we present a tutorial about the dynamical Bayesian inference of time-evolving coupled systems in the presence of noise. It includes the necessary theoretical description and the algorithms for its implementation. For general programming purposes, a pseudocode description is also given. Examples based on coupled phase and limit-cycle oscillators illustrate the salient features of phase dynamics inference. State domain inference is illustrated with an example of coupled chaotic oscillators. The applicability of the latter example to secure communications based on the modulation of coupling functions is outlined. MatLab codes for implementation of the method, as well as for the explicit examples, accompany the tutorial.

  2. Time-resolved diffraction profiles and atomic dynamics in short-pulse laser-induced structural transformations: Molecular dynamics study

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    Zhigilei, Leonid V.

    Time-resolved diffraction profiles and atomic dynamics in short-pulse laser-induced structural dynamics simulations of a 20 nm Au film irradiated with 200 fs laser pulses of different intensity in time-resolved x-ray and electron diffraction experiments. Three processes are found to be responsible

  3. Multiagent Bayesian Forecasting of Structural Time-Invariant Dynamic Systems with

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    Xiang, Yang

    . Alternatively, time series are represented by state-space models, also referred to as multivariate dynamic and science. We study forecasting of stochastic, dynamic systems based on observations from multivariate time to a discrete time, multivariate time series [1, 2]. The primary inference that we address is one- step

  4. Core Routing on Dynamic Time-Dependent Road Networks

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    2010-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    the dynamic scenario, where we allow the piecewise linear cost functions that ...... This requires a significant computational effort, and should be avoided if.

  5. Quasi-real-time analysis of dynamic near field scattering data using a graphics processing unit

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    Giovanni Cerchiari; Fabrizio Croccolo; Frédéric Cardinaux; Frank Scheffold

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an implementation of the analysis of dynamic near field scattering (NFS) data using a graphics processing unit (GPU). We introduce an optimized data management scheme thereby limiting the number of operations required. Overall, we reduce the processing time from hours to minutes, for typical experimental conditions. Previously the limiting step in such experiments, the processing time is now comparable to the data acquisition time. Our approach is applicable to various dynamic NFS methods, including shadowgraph, Schlieren and differential dynamic microscopy.

  6. Dynamic Scheduling of Hard RealTime Applications in Open System Environment

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    Dynamic Scheduling of Hard Real­Time Applications in Open System Environment Z. Deng J. W.­S. Liu J

  7. Foundations of a quantum gravity at large scales of length and its consequences for the dynamics of cosmological expansion

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    Nassif, Claudio

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We attempt to find new symmetries in the space-time structure,leading to a modified gravitation at large length scales,which provides the foundations of a quantum gravity at very low energies. This search begins by considering a unified model for electrodynamics and gravitation,so that the influence of the gravitational field on the electrodynamics at very large distances leads to a reformulation of our understanding about space-time through the elimination of the classical idea of rest at quantum level. This leads us to a modification of the relativistic theory by introducing the idea of a universal minimum speed related to Planck minimum length. Such a speed,unattainable by the particles,represents a privileged inertial reference frame associated with a cosmic background field (a kind vacuum energy). The structure of space-time becomes extended due to such a vacuum energy density,which leads to a negative pressure at the cosmological length scales as being an anti-gravity,playing the role of the cosmologica...

  8. Non-minimal Kinetic coupling to gravity and accelerated expansion

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    L. N. Granda

    2009-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a scalar field with kinetic term coupled to itself and to the curvature, as a source of dark energy, and analyze the role of this new coupling in the accelerated expansion at large times. In the case of scalar field dominance, the scalar field and potential giving rise to power-law expansion are found in some cases, and a dynamical equation of state is calculated for a given solution of the field equations. A behavior very close to that of the cosmological constant was found.

  9. Time, dynamics and chaos. Integrating Poincare's "non-integrable systems"

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    Prigogine, I.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses the nature of time. The author attempts to resolve the conflict between the concept of time reversibility in classical and quantum mechanics with the macroscopic world's irreversibility of time. (LSP)

  10. Dynamics and real-time optimal control of satellite attitude and satellite formation systems

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    Yan, Hui

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this dissertation the solutions of the dynamics and real-time optimal control of magnetic attitude control and formation flying systems are presented. In magnetic attitude control, magnetic actuators for the time-optimal rest-to-rest maneuver...

  11. Dynamic Optimization in Continuous-Time Economic Models (A Guide for the Perplexed)

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    Sadoulet, Elisabeth

    Dynamic Optimization in Continuous-Time Economic Models (A Guide for the Perplexed) Maurice, continuous-time modeling allows application of a powerful mathematical tool, the theory of optimal dynamic control. The basic idea of optimal control theory is easy to grasp-- indeed it follows from elementary

  12. Real-Time Wind Turbine Emulator Suitable for Power Quality and Dynamic Control Studies

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    Lehn, Peter W.

    1 Real-Time Wind Turbine Emulator Suitable for Power Quality and Dynamic Control Studies Dale S. L. Dolan, Student Member, IEEE, P. W. Lehn, Member IEEE Abstract-- Wind turbines are increasingly becoming-time Wind Turbine Emulator, which emulates the dynamic torque produced by an actual turbine has been

  13. Symbolic Dynamic Analysis of Transient Time Series for Fault

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    Ray, Asok

    . A recently developed data-driven technique, called the symbolic dynamic filtering (SDF) [8], has been shown), and Bayesian techniques [9]. Recently, in a two-part paper [10,11], an SDF-based algorithm for detection- stationarity made in SDF. Due to this assumption, SDF may not be able to adequately handle transient data

  14. Time asymmetric spacetimes near null and spatial infinity. II. Expansions of developments of initial data sets with non-smooth conformal metrics

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    J. A. Valiente Kroon

    2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This article uses the conformal Einstein equations and the conformal representation of spatial infinity introduced by Friedrich to analyse the behaviour of the gravitational field near null and spatial infinity for the development of initial data which are, in principle, non-conformally flat and time asymmetric. This article is the continuation of the investigation started in Class. Quantum Grav. 21 (2004) 5457-5492, where only conformally flat initial data sets were considered. For the purposes of this investigation, the conformal metric of the initial hypersurface is assumed to have a very particular type of non-smoothness at infinity in order to allow for the presence of non-Schwarzschildean initial data sets in the class under study. The calculation of asymptotic expansions of the development of these initial data sets reveals --as in the conformally flat case-- the existence of a hierarchy of obstructions to the smoothness of null infinity which are expressible in terms of the initial data. This allows for the possibility of having spacetimes where future and past null infinity have different degrees of smoothness. A conjecture regarding the general structure of the hierarchy of obstructions is presented.

  15. Finite-time rotation number: a fast indicator for chaotic dynamical structures

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    J. D. Szezech Jr.; A. B. Schelin; I. L. Caldas; S. R. Lopes; P. J. Morrison; R. L. Viana

    2011-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Lagrangian coherent structures are effective barriers, sticky regions, that separate phase space regions of different dynamical behavior. The usual way to detect such structures is via finite-time Lyapunov exponents. We show that similar results can be obtained for single-frequency systems from finite-time rotation numbers, which are much faster to compute. We illustrate our claim by considering examples of continuous and discrete-time dynamical systems of physical interest.

  16. On the economic interpretation of time consistent dynamic stochastic ...

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    Birgit Rudloff

    Based on rigorous mathematical foundations, we impel practical usage of time consistent models as we provide practitioners with an intuitive economic ...

  17. Quintessence Scalar Field: A Dynamical Systems Study

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    Nandan Roy; Narayan Banerjee

    2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work deals with a dynamical systems study of quintessence potentials leading to the present accelerated expansion of the universe. The principal interest is to check for late time attractors which give an accelerated expansion for the universe. Two examples are worked out, namely the exponential and the power-law potentials.

  18. Real Time Dynamic Fracture with Volumetric Approximate Convex Decompositions

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    Müller-Fischer, Matthias

    ¨uller Nuttapong Chentanez Tae-Yong Kim NVIDIA Figure 1: Destruction of a Roman arena with 1m vertices and 500k and complex objects in real time. The common method for fracture simulation in computer games is to pre-fracture models and replace objects by their pre-computed parts at run-time. This popular method

  19. Comparative Studies of Clustering Techniques for Real-Time Dynamic Model Reduction

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    Hogan, Emilie; Halappanavar, Mahantesh; Huang, Zhenyu; Lin, Guang; Lu, Shuai; Wang, Shaobu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamic model reduction in power systems is necessary for improving computational efficiency. Traditional model reduction using linearized models or offline analysis would not be adequate to capture power system dynamic behaviors, especially the new mix of intermittent generation and intelligent consumption makes the power system more dynamic and non-linear. Real-time dynamic model reduction emerges as an important need. This paper explores the use of clustering techniques to analyze real-time phasor measurements to determine generator groups and representative generators for dynamic model reduction. Two clustering techniques -- graph clustering and evolutionary clustering -- are studied in this paper. Various implementations of these techniques are compared and also compared with a previously developed Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)-based dynamic model reduction approach. Various methods exhibit different levels of accuracy when comparing the reduced model simulation against the original model. But some ...

  20. Energy Aware Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Selection for Real-Time Systems with Energy Harvesting

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    Qiu, Qinru

    Energy Aware Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Selection for Real-Time Systems with Energy Harvesting}@binghamton.edu Abstract In this paper, an energy aware dynamic voltage and frequency selection (EA-DVFS) algorithm energy and the harvested energy in a future duration. Specifically, if the system has sufficient energy

  1. Time-resolved dynamics in acetonitrile cluster anions CH3CN Ryan M. Young a

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    Neumark, Daniel M.

    Time-resolved dynamics in acetonitrile cluster anions ðCH3CN�� n Ryan M. Young a , Graham B December 2009 a b s t r a c t Excited state dynamics of acetonitrile cluster anions, ðCH3CN�� n , were, antiparallel solvent molecules [19,20]. Evidence for two electron solvation motifs in acetonitrile also comes

  2. Long time evolution of train dynamics with respect to track geometry

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Long time evolution of train dynamics with respect to track geometry N. Lestoillea,b , C. Soizea to maintain a high level of safety and comfort in the high speed trains. We propose a computational stochastic experimental data basis. The nonlinear stochastic dynamics of the train excited by track irregularities

  3. Quantum Mechanics and Discrete Time from "Timeless" Classical Dynamics

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    H. -T. Elze

    2003-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We study classical Hamiltonian systems in which the intrinsic proper time evolution parameter is related through a probability distribution to the physical time, which is assumed to be discrete. - This is motivated by the ``timeless'' reparametrization invariant model of a relativistic particle with two compactified extradimensions. In this example, discrete physical time is constructed based on quasi-local observables. - Generally, employing the path-integral formulation of classical mechanics developed by Gozzi et al., we show that these deterministic classical systems can be naturally described as unitary quantum mechanical models. The emergent quantum Hamiltonian is derived from the underlying classical one. It is closely related to the Liouville operator. We demonstrate in several examples the necessity of regularization, in order to arrive at quantum models with bounded spectrum and stable groundstate.

  4. CPS : Small : Dynamically Managing the Real-time Fabric of a Wireless Sensor-Actuator Network

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    Lemmon, Michael

    CPS : Small : Dynamically Managing the Real-time Fabric of a Wireless Sensor-Actuator Network 1 as a multi-player game between applications (users) that is essentially a network utility maximization (NUM

  5. Perturbation Theory for Population Dynamics

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    Francisco M. Fernandez

    2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove that a recently proposed homotopy perturbation method for the treatment of population dynamics is just the Taylor expansion of the population variables about initial time. Our results show that this perturbation method fails to provide the global features of the ecosystem dynamics.

  6. High frequency and high dynamic range continuous time filters

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    Lewinski Komincz, Artur Juliusz

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    the trend-line of recently reported continuous time filters. v To my wife Isabel, my parents Juliusz and Grazyna and my brother Pawel. vi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work would not have been possible without the support and help of many.... Edgar Sanchez Sinencio, Dr. Frederick Strieter and Dr. Wayne Lepori for their great support and attention. It was an honor to work with all of them. During the course of my Ph.D., the best thing happened to me: I married the love of my life, Isabel...

  7. Shannon Entropy Based Time-Dependent Deterministic Sampling for Efficient "On-the-Fly" Quantum Dynamics

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    Iyengar, Srinivasan S.

    methodologies employed in gas- phase1 and condensed-phase chemical dynamics.2 When uti- lized, the BornShannon Entropy Based Time-Dependent Deterministic Sampling for Efficient "On-the-Fly" Quantum, United States Received October 14, 2010 Abstract: A new set of time-dependent deterministic sampling

  8. Precomputed Radiance Transfer for Real-Time Rendering in Dynamic, Low-Frequency Lighting Environments

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    O'Brien, James F.

    Precomputed Radiance Transfer for Real-Time Rendering in Dynamic, Low-Frequency Lighting a new, real-time method for rendering diffuse and glossy objects in low-frequency lighting environments-frequency incident lighting into transferred radiance which includes global effects like shadows and interreflections

  9. Precomputed Wave Simulation for Real-Time Sound Propagation of Dynamic Sources in Complex Scenes

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    Precomputed Wave Simulation for Real-Time Sound Propagation of Dynamic Sources in Complex Scenes of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Abstract We present a method for real-time sound propagation that captures all wave effects, including diffraction and reverberation, for multi- ple moving sources and a moving

  10. iDSRT: Integrated Dynamic Soft Real-time Architecture for Critical Infrastructure Data

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    Nahrstedt, Klara

    processor and sent over a wired/wireless LAN. End-to-end delay of PMU data has to be guaran- teed for realiDSRT: Integrated Dynamic Soft Real-time Architecture for Critical Infrastructure Data Delivery}@illinois.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL 61801, USA Abstract. The real-time control data

  11. Dynamical robustness of biological networks with hierarchical distribution of time scales

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    Radulescu, Ovidiu

    ]. Networks of regulating micro-RNA could be key players in canalising genetic developmental programmes [15Dynamical robustness of biological networks with hierarchical distribution of time scales A, the robustness of the relax- ation time using a chemical reaction description of genetic and signalling networks

  12. FLUORESCENCE AND FIBER-OPTICS BASED REAL-TIME THICKNESS SENSOR FOR DYNAMIC LIQUID FILMS

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    Narain, Amitabh

    /analyzed the incident reflected waves to identify and measure the total transit time of the sound wave (of known wave-speed1 FLUORESCENCE AND FIBER-OPTICS BASED REAL-TIME THICKNESS SENSOR FOR DYNAMIC LIQUID FILMS T. W. Ng/disadvantages of many known liquid film thickness sensing devices (viz. conductivity probes, reflectance based fiber

  13. Analysis of Cardio-respiratory Dynamics during Mental Stress using (Partial) Time-Frequency Spectra

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    important to determine the mechanisms un- derlying stress. In this paper, we aim at studying the cardio-respiratory to conduct a combined analysis of the cardio-respiratory system. In this study, we will perform cross timeAnalysis of Cardio-respiratory Dynamics during Mental Stress using (Partial) Time-Frequency Spectra

  14. Characterizing system dynamics with a weighted and directed network constructed from time series data

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    Sun, Xiaoran, E-mail: sxr0806@gmail.com [Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055 (China) [Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055 (China); School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009 (Australia); Small, Michael, E-mail: michael.small@uwa.edu.au [School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009 (Australia)] [School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA 6009 (Australia); Zhao, Yi [Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055 (China)] [Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen 518055 (China); Xue, Xiaoping [Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150025 (China)] [Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150025 (China)

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    In this work, we propose a novel method to transform a time series into a weighted and directed network. For a given time series, we first generate a set of segments via a sliding window, and then use a doubly symbolic scheme to characterize every windowed segment by combining absolute amplitude information with an ordinal pattern characterization. Based on this construction, a network can be directly constructed from the given time series: segments corresponding to different symbol-pairs are mapped to network nodes and the temporal succession between nodes is represented by directed links. With this conversion, dynamics underlying the time series has been encoded into the network structure. We illustrate the potential of our networks with a well-studied dynamical model as a benchmark example. Results show that network measures for characterizing global properties can detect the dynamical transitions in the underlying system. Moreover, we employ a random walk algorithm to sample loops in our networks, and find that time series with different dynamics exhibits distinct cycle structure. That is, the relative prevalence of loops with different lengths can be used to identify the underlying dynamics.

  15. Sub-100-ps structural dynamics of horse heart myoglobin probed by time-resolved X-ray solution scattering

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    Ihee, Hyotcherl

    Sub-100-ps structural dynamics of horse heart myoglobin probed by time-resolved X-ray solution-slicing Structural dynamics Myoglobin a b s t r a c t Here we report sub-100-ps structural dynamics of horse heart to the measurement and subsequent deconvolution, we investigate the protein structural dynamics that occur faster

  16. Wide dynamic range neutron flux monitor having fast time response for the Large Helical Device

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    Isobe, M., E-mail: isobe@nifs.ac.jp; Takeiri, Y. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Department of Fusion Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Ogawa, K.; Miyake, H.; Hayashi, H.; Kobuchi, T. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292 (Japan); Nakano, Y.; Watanabe, K.; Uritani, A. [Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan); Misawa, T. [Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute, Kumatori 590-0494 (Japan); Nishitani, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Rokkasho 039-3212 (Japan); Tomitaka, M.; Kumagai, T.; Mashiyama, Y.; Ito, D.; Kono, S. [Toshiba Corporation, Fuchu 183-8511 (Japan); Yamauchi, M. [Toshiba Nuclear Engineering Services Corporation, Yokohama 235-8523 (Japan)

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A fast time response, wide dynamic range neutron flux monitor has been developed toward the LHD deuterium operation by using leading-edge signal processing technologies providing maximum counting rate up to ?5 × 10{sup 9} counts/s. Because a maximum total neutron emission rate over 1 × 10{sup 16} n/s is predicted in neutral beam-heated LHD plasmas, fast response and wide dynamic range capabilities of the system are essential. Preliminary tests have demonstrated successful performance as a wide dynamic range monitor along the design.

  17. Hull/mooring/riser coupled dynamic analysis of a floating platform in time domain

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    Zheng, Weizhong

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    this program is about ten times faster than its sibling based on the same FEM theory given by D. L. Garrett in 19g2. The Present Case Study In order to examine the benefits of non-linear coupled dynamic analysis of floating offshore structures with flexible... dynamic analysis, a finite-element-method (FEM) program WINPOST was used (e. g. Kim, 1997; Ran and Kim, 1997). The mooring dynamics program was based on a global-coordinate- based FEM (Garrett, 1982), which is expected to be more efficient than...

  18. Integrating Random Matrix Theory Predictions with Short-Time Dynamical Effects in Chaotic Systems

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    A. Matthew Smith; Lev Kaplan

    2010-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss a modification to Random Matrix Theory eigenstate statistics, that systematically takes into account the non-universal short-time behavior of chaotic systems. The method avoids diagonalization of the Hamiltonian, instead requiring only a knowledge of short-time dynamics for a chaotic system or ensemble of similar systems. Standard Random Matrix Theory and semiclassical predictions are recovered in the limits of zero Ehrenfest time and infinite Heisenberg time, respectively. As examples, we discuss wave function autocorrelations and cross-correlations, and show that significant improvement in accuracy is obtained for simple chaotic systems where comparison can be made with brute-force diagonalization. The accuracy of the method persists even when the short-time dynamics of the system or ensemble is known only in a classical approximation. Further improvement in the rate of convergence is obtained when the method is combined with the correlation function bootstrapping approach introduced previously.

  19. A comparison of Lagrangian inertia coefficients for robot manipulator dynamics to examine real-time applicability

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    Roston, Gerald Paul

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A COMPARISON OF LAGRANGIAN INERTIA COEFFICIENTS FOR ROBOT MANIPULATOR DYNAMICS TO EXAMINE REAL-TIME APPLICABILITY A Thesis by GERALD PAUL ROSTON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1985 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering A COMPARISON OF LAGRANGIAN INERTIA COEFFICIENTS FOR ROBOT MANIPULATOR DYiNAMICS TO EXAMINE REAL-TIME APPLICABILITY A Thesis by GERALD PAUL ROSTON...

  20. Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Conduct a proof-of-concept

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    Real-Time Dynamic Brake Assessment Purpose Conduct a proof-of-concept test to examine the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division Concept stemming conducted for the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Signals to be collected Real

  1. Oxygen driven reconstruction dynamics of Ni,,977... measured by time-lapse scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Sibener, Steven

    Oxygen driven reconstruction dynamics of Ni,,977... measured by time-lapse scanning tunneling-lapse scanning tunneling microscopy STM has been used to observe the oxygen induced reconstruction behavior of Ni for the merging of steps in the presence of small amounts of adsorbed oxygen, less than 2% of a monolayer. Point

  2. Time Series Prediction by Chaotic Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Arslan Basharat+

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    Central Florida, University of

    Inc. Clifton Park, NY, USA arslan.basharat@kitware.com Mubarak Shah+ + University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, USA shah@cs.ucf.edu Abstract We use concepts from chaos theory in order to model nonlinear dynamical systems that exhibit deterministic be- havior. Observed time series from such a system can be em

  3. A Dynamic Inventory Control Policy Under Demand, Yield and Lead Time Uncertainties

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    Boyer, Edmond

    A Dynamic Inventory Control Policy Under Demand, Yield and Lead Time Uncertainties Mohamed Zied@lgi.ecp.fr, dallery@lgi.ecp.fr) ABSTRACT In this paper, we analyze a single-stage and single-item inventory control it. Keywords: inventory control, forecasts, cycle service level, fill rate, safety stock, policy

  4. Short communication Real-time estimation of lead-acid battery parameters: A dynamic

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    Ray, Asok

    -charged and over-discharged; similarly, reliable SOH estimates enhance preventive maintenance and life cycle cost situations. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Lead-acid batteries provide low-costShort communication Real-time estimation of lead-acid battery parameters: A dynamic data

  5. Efficient and accurate surface hopping for long time nonadiabatic quantum dynamics

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    Aaron Kelly; Thomas E. Markland

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum-classical Liouville equation offers a rigorous approach to nonadiabatic quantum dynamics based on surface hopping type trajectories. However, in practice the applicability of this approach has been limited to short times owing to unfavorable numerical scaling. In this paper we show that this problem can be alleviated by combining it with a formally exact generalized quantum master equation treatment. This allows dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the approach in nonadiabatic regimes, making it computationally tractable to treat the quantum dynamics of complex systems for long times. We demonstrate our approach by applying it to a model of condensed phase charge transfer where our method is shown to be numerically exact in regimes where fewest-switches surface hopping and mean field approaches fail to obtain the either the correct rates or long-time populations.

  6. Efficient and accurate surface hopping for long time nonadiabatic quantum dynamics

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    Kelly, Aaron; Markland, Thomas E. [Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)

    2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum-classical Liouville equation offers a rigorous approach to nonadiabatic quantum dynamics based on surface hopping type trajectories. However, in practice the applicability of this approach has been limited to short times owing to unfavorable numerical scaling. In this paper we show that this problem can be alleviated by combining it with a formally exact generalized quantum master equation treatment. This allows dramatic improvements in the efficiency of the approach in nonadiabatic regimes, making it computationally tractable to treat the quantum dynamics of complex systems for long times. We demonstrate our approach by applying it to a model of condensed phase charge transfer where our method is shown to be numerically exact in regimes where fewest-switches surface hopping and mean field approaches fail to obtain either the correct rates or long-time populations.

  7. Ultrafast time dynamics studies of periodic lattices with free electron laser radiation

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    Quevedo, W.; Busse, G.; Hallmann, J.; More, R.; Petri, M.; Rajkovic, I. [Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Goettingen (Germany); Krasniqi, F.; Rudenko, A. [Max Planck Advanced Study Group at CFEL, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Tschentscher, T. [European XFEL GmbH, Albert-Einstein-Ring 19, 22671 Hamburg (Germany); Stojanovic, N.; Duesterer, S.; Treusch, R.; Tolkiehn, M. [HASYLAB at DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany); Techert, S. [Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Goettingen (Germany); Max Planck Advanced Study Group at CFEL, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been proposed that radiation from free electron laser (FEL) at Hamburg (FLASH) can be used for ultrafast time-resolved x-ray diffraction experiments based on the near-infrared (NIR) pump/FEL probe scheme. Here, investigation probing the ultrafast structural dynamics of periodic nano-crystalline organic matter (silver behenate) with such a scheme is reported. Excitation with a femtosecond NIR laser leads to an ultrafast lattice modification which time evolution has been studied through the scattering of vacuum ultraviolet FEL pulses. The found effect last for 6 ps and underpins the possibility for studying nanoperiodic dynamics down to the FEL source time resolution. Furthermore, the possibility of extending the use of silver behenate (AgBh) as a wavelength and temporal calibration tool for experiments with soft x-ray/FEL sources is suggested.

  8. Chemical dynamics in the gas phase: Time-dependent quantum mechanics of chemical reactions

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    Gray, S.K. [Argonne National Laboratory, IL (United States)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major goal of this research is to obtain an understanding of the molecular reaction dynamics of three and four atom chemical reactions using numerically accurate quantum dynamics. This work involves: (i) the development and/or improvement of accurate quantum mechanical methods for the calculation and analysis of the properties of chemical reactions (e.g., rate constants and product distributions), and (ii) the determination of accurate dynamical results for selected chemical systems, which allow one to compare directly with experiment, determine the reliability of the underlying potential energy surfaces, and test the validity of approximate theories. This research emphasizes the use of recently developed time-dependent quantum mechanical methods, i.e. wave packet methods.

  9. Time dynamics of multiparty quantum correlations indicate energy transfer route in light-harvesting complexes

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    Titas Chanda; Utkarsh Mishra; Aditi Sen De; Ujjwal Sen

    2015-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-evolution of multiparty quantum correlations as quantified by monogamy scores and bipartition collections of quantum correlations is investigated for light-harvesting complexes modeled by the fully connected and the Fenna-Mathews-Olson (FMO) networks. The dynamics consists of a coherent term as well as dissipative, dephasing, and sink operator terms. The multiparty quantum correlation reveals important information regarding the sharability of quantum correlations in the networks, which allow us to categorize the network sites into three distinct groups in the FMO complex and to predict the structural geometry of the complex. In particular, we show that the relative values of the ingredients of multiparty quantum correlation measures in the time dynamics clearly indicate the primary route of energy transfer from the antenna to the bacterial reaction center in the FMO complex.

  10. Long-Time Dynamics of Variable Coefficient mKdV Solitary Waves

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    S. I. Dejak; B. L. G. Jonsson

    2005-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Korteweg-de Vries-type equation dt u=-dx(dx^2 u+f(u)-B(t,x)u), where B is a small and bounded, slowly varying function and f is a nonlinearity. Many variable coefficient KdV-type equations can be rescaled into this equation. We study the long time behaviour of solutions with initial conditions close to a stable, B=0 solitary wave. We prove that for long time intervals, such solutions have the form of the solitary wave, whose centre and scale evolve according to a certain dynamical law involving the function B(t,x), plus an H^1-small fluctuation.

  11. Late-Time Dynamics of Scalar Fields on Rotating Black Hole Backgrounds

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    William Krivan

    1999-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Motivated by results of recent analytic studies, we present a numerical investigation of the late-time dynamics of scalar test fields on Kerr backgrounds. We pay particular attention to the issue of mixing of different multipoles and their fall-off behavior at late times. Confining ourselves to the special case of axisymmetric modes with equatorial symmetry, we show that, in agreement with the results of previous work, the late-time behavior is dominated by the lowest allowed l-multipole. However the numerical results imply that, in general, the late-time fall-off of the dominating multipole is different from that in the Schwarzschild case, and seems to be incompatible with a result of a recently published analytic study.

  12. Time-Dependent Green's Functions Description of One-Dimensional Nuclear Mean-Field Dynamics

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    Rios, Arnau; Danielewicz, Pawel; Barker, Brent [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States)

    2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-dependent Green's functions formalism provides a consistent description of the time evolution of quantum many-body systems, either in the mean-field approximation or in more sophisticated correlated approaches. We describe an attempt to apply this formalism to the mean-field dynamics of symmetric reactions for one-dimensional nuclear slabs. We pay particular attention to the off-diagonal elements of the Green's functions in real space representation. Their importance is quantified by means of an elimination scheme based on a super-operator cut-off field and their relevance for the global time evolution is assessed. The Wigner function and its structure in the mean-field approximation is also discussed.

  13. Massively-parallel electron dynamics calculations in real-time and real-space: Toward applications to nanostructures of more than ten-nanometers in size

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    Noda, Masashi; Ishimura, Kazuya; Nobusada, Katsuyuki [Institute for Molecular Science, Myodaiji, Okazaki, Aichi 444-8585 (Japan); Yabana, Kazuhiro; Boku, Taisuke [Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 (Japan)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A highly efficient program of massively parallel calculations for electron dynamics has been developed in an effort to apply the method to optical response of nanostructures of more than ten-nanometers in size. The approach is based on time-dependent density functional theory calculations in real-time and real-space. The computational code is implemented by using simple algorithms with a finite-difference method in space derivative and Taylor expansion in time-propagation. Since the computational program is free from the algorithms of eigenvalue problems and fast-Fourier-transformation, which are usually implemented in conventional quantum chemistry or band structure calculations, it is highly suitable for massively parallel calculations. Benchmark calculations using the K computer at RIKEN demonstrate that the parallel efficiency of the program is very high on more than 60?000 CPU cores. The method is applied to optical response of arrays of C{sub 60} orderly nanostructures of more than 10 nm in size. The computed absorption spectrum is in good agreement with the experimental observation.

  14. Viscosity, relaxation time, and dynamics within a model asphalt of larger molecules

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    Li, Derek D.; Greenfield, Michael L., E-mail: greenfield@egr.uri.edu [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881 (United States)

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics properties of a new “next generation” model asphalt system that represents SHRP AAA-1 asphalt using larger molecules than past models is studied using molecular simulation. The system contains 72 molecules distributed over 12 molecule types that range from nonpolar branched alkanes to polar resins and asphaltenes. Molecular weights range from 290 to 890 g/mol. All-atom molecular dynamics simulations conducted at six temperatures from 298.15 to 533.15 K provide a wealth of correlation data. The modified Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts equation was regressed to reorientation time correlation functions and extrapolated to calculate average rotational relaxation times for individual molecules. The rotational relaxation rate of molecules decreased significantly with increasing size and decreasing temperature. Translational self-diffusion coefficients followed an Arrhenius dependence. Similar activation energies of ?42 kJ/mol were found for all 12 molecules in the model system, while diffusion prefactors spanned an order of magnitude. Viscosities calculated directly at 533.15 K and estimated at lower temperatures using the Debye-Stokes-Einstein relationship were consistent with experimental data for asphalts. The product of diffusion coefficient and rotational relaxation time showed only small changes with temperature above 358.15 K, indicating rotation and translation that couple self-consistently with viscosity. At lower temperatures, rotation slowed more than diffusion.

  15. Power spectra of fossil biodiversity time series: a connection with Galactic dynamics?

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    Melott, Adrian L

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Systematic error is a major issue in the quantitative analysis of fossil biodiversity data in paleontology. I present results of time series analysis of a new and expanded data set (the Paleobiology Database) controlled and corrected for systematic error, and find that periodicities at approximately 62 and 150 Myr reported from previous data emerge at higher significance than before. This provides increased confidence that the periodicities are not collection, sampling, or binning artifacts. Both of these timescales are interestingly close to dynamical timescales of Solar motion in the Milky Way galaxy.

  16. Geometry of quantum dynamics and a time-energy uncertainty relation for mixed states

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    Ole Andersson; Hoshang Heydari

    2013-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we establish important relations between Hamiltonian dynamics and Riemannian structures on phase spaces for unitarily evolving finite level quantum systems in mixed states. We show that the energy dispersion (i.e. $1/\\hbar$ times the path integral of the energy uncertainty) of a unitary evolution is bounded from below by the length of the evolution curve. Also, we show that for each curve of mixed states there is a Hamiltonian for which the curve is a solution to the corresponding von Neumann equation, and the energy dispersion equals the curve's length. This allows us to express the distance between two mixed states in terms of a measurable quantity, and derive a time-energy uncertainty relation for mixed states. In a final section we compare our results with an energy dispersion estimate by Uhlmann.

  17. Canonicalization and symplectic simulation of the gyrocenter dynamics in time-independent magnetic fields

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    Zhang, Ruili; Tang, Yifa; Zhu, Beibei [LSEC, ICMSEC, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)] [LSEC, ICMSEC, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Liu, Jian, E-mail: jliuphy@ustc.edu.cn; Xiao, Jianyuan [Department of Modern Physics and Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Fusion Energy and Plasma Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)] [Department of Modern Physics and Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Fusion Energy and Plasma Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Qin, Hong [Department of Modern Physics and Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Fusion Energy and Plasma Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China) [Department of Modern Physics and Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Fusion Energy and Plasma Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The gyrocenter dynamics of charged particles in time-independent magnetic fields is a non-canonical Hamiltonian system. The canonical description of the gyrocenter has both theoretical and practical importance. We provide a general procedure of the gyrocenter canonicalization, which is expressed by the series of a small variable ? depending only on the parallel velocity u and can be expressed in a recursive manner. We prove that the truncation of the series to any given order generates a set of exact canonical coordinates for a system, whose Lagrangian approximates to that of the original gyrocenter system in the same order. If flux surfaces exist for the magnetic field, the series stops simply at the second order and an exact canonical form of the gyrocenter system is obtained. With the canonicalization schemes, the canonical symplectic simulation of gyrocenter dynamics is realized for the first time. The canonical symplectic algorithm has the advantage of good conservation properties and long-term numerical accuracy, while avoiding numerical instability. It is worth mentioning that explicitly expressing the canonical Hamiltonian in new coordinates is usually difficult and impractical. We give an iteration procedure that is easy to implement in the original coordinates associated with the coordinate transformation. This is crucial for modern large-scale simulation studies in plasma physics. The dynamics of gyrocenters in the dipole magnetic field and in the toroidal geometry are simulated using the canonical symplectic algorithm by comparison with the higher-order non symplectic Runge-Kutta scheme. The overwhelming superiorities of the symplectic method for the gyrocenter system are evidently exhibited.

  18. Dynamic response of materials on subnanosecond time scales, and beryllium properties for inertial confinement fusion

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    Swift, Damian C.; Tierney, Thomas E.; Luo Shengnian; Paisley, Dennis L.; Kyrala, George A.; Hauer, Allan; Greenfield, Scott R.; Koskelo, Aaron C.; McClellan, Kenneth J.; Lorenzana, Hector E.; Kalantar, Daniel; Remington, Bruce A.; Peralta, Pedro; Loomis, Eric [Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS E526, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287 (United States)

    2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    During the past few years, substantial progress has been made in developing experimental techniques capable of investigating the response of materials to dynamic loading on nanosecond time scales and shorter, with multiple diagnostics probing different aspects of the behavior. These relatively short time scales are scientifically interesting because plastic flow and phase changes in common materials with simple crystal structures--such as iron--may be suppressed, allowing unusual states to be induced and the dynamics of plasticity and polymorphism to be explored. Loading by laser-induced ablation can be particularly convenient: this technique has been used to impart shocks and isentropic compression waves from {approx}1 to 200 GPa in a range of elements and alloys, with diagnostics including line imaging surface velocimetry, surface displacement (framed area imaging), x-ray diffraction (single crystal and polycrystal), ellipsometry, and Raman spectroscopy. A major motivation has been the study of the properties of beryllium under conditions relevant to the fuel capsule in inertial confinement fusion: magnetically driven shock and isentropic compression shots at Z were used to investigate the equation of state and shock melting characteristics, complemented by laser ablation experiments to investigate plasticity and heterogeneous response from the polycrystalline microstructure. These results will help to constrain acceptable tolerances on manufacturing, and possible loading paths, for inertial fusion ignition experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Laser-based techniques are being developed further for future material dynamics experiments, where it should be possible to obtain high quality data on strength and phase changes up to at least 1 TPa.

  19. Femtosecond time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy for spatiotemporal imaging of photogenerated carrier dynamics in semiconductors

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    Fukumoto, Keiki, E-mail: fukumoto.k.ab@m.titech.ac.jp; Yamada, Yuki; Matsuki, Takashi; Koshihara, Shin-ya [Department of Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Oookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency JST-CREST, Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Onda, Ken [Interactive Research Center of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502 (Japan); Japan Science and Technology Agency JST-PRESTO, Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Mukuta, Tatsuhiko; Tanaka, Sei-ichi [Department of Materials Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Oookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We constructed an instrument for time-resolved photoemission electron microscopy (TR-PEEM) utilizing femtosecond (fs) laser pulses to visualize the dynamics of photogenerated electrons in semiconductors on ultrasmall and ultrafast scales. The spatial distribution of the excited electrons and their relaxation and/or recombination processes were imaged by the proposed TR-PEEM method with a spatial resolution about 100 nm and an ultrafast temporal resolution defined by the cross-correlation of the fs laser pulses (240 fs). A direct observation of the dynamical behavior of electrons on higher resistivity samples, such as semiconductors, by TR-PEEM has still been facing difficulties because of space and/or sample charging effects originating from the high photon flux of the ultrashort pulsed laser utilized for the photoemission process. Here, a regenerative amplified fs laser with a widely tunable repetition rate has been utilized, and with careful optimization of laser parameters, such as fluence and repetition rate, and consideration for carrier lifetimes, the electron dynamics in semiconductors were visualized. For demonstrating our newly developed TR-PEEM method, the photogenerated carrier lifetimes around a nanoscale defect on a GaAs surface were observed. The obtained lifetimes were on a sub-picosecond time scale, which is much shorter than the lifetimes of carriers observed in the non-defective surrounding regions. Our findings are consistent with the fact that structural defects induce mid-gap states in the forbidden band, and that the electrons captured in these states promptly relax into the ground state.

  20. Dynamic environment coupling induce synchronized states in coupled time-delayed electronic circuits

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    R. Suresh; K. Srinivasan; D. V. Senthilkumar; K. Murali; M. Lakshmanan; J. Kurths

    2014-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrate the occurrence of various synchronized states in coupled piece-wise linear time-delayed electronic circuits using dynamic environment coupling where the environment has its own intrinsic dynamics via feedback from the circuits. We carry out these experiments in two different coupling configurations, namely mutual and subsystem coupling configurations. Depending upon the coupling strength and the nature of feedback, we observe a transition from nonsynchronization to complete synchronization via phase synchronization and from nonsynchronization to inverse synchronization via inverse-phase synchronization between the circuits in hyperchaotic regime. Snapshots of the time evolution, phase projection plots and localized sets of the circuits as observed experimentally from the oscilloscope, along with supporting numerical simulations confirm the existence of different synchronized states. Further, the transition to different synchronized states can be verified from the changes in the largest Lyapunov exponents, Correlation of Probability of Recurrence and Correlation Coefficient as a function of the coupling strength. We present a detailed linear stability analysis and obtain conditions for different synchronized states.

  1. Accelerated expansion from cosmological holography

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    van Putten, Maurice H P M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that holographic cosmology implies an evolving Hubble radius $c^{-1}\\dot{R}_H = -1 + 3\\Omega_m$ in the presence of a dimensionless matter density $\\Omega_m$ scaled to the closure density $3H^2/8\\pi G$, where $c$ denotes the velocity of light and $H$ and $G$ denote the Hubble parameter and Newton's constant. It reveals a dynamical dark energy and a sixfold increase in gravitational attraction to matter on the scale of the Hubble acceleration. It reproduces the transition redshift $z_t\\simeq 0.4$ to the present epoch of accelerated expansion and is consistent with $(q_0,(dq/dz)_0)$ of the deceleration parameter $q(z)=q_0+(dq/dz)_0z$ observed in Type Ia supernovae.

  2. Static gas expansion cooler

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    Guzek, J.C.; Lujan, R.A.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a cooler for television cameras and other temperature sensitive equipment. The cooler uses compressed gas ehich is accelerated to a high velocity by passing it through flow passageways having nozzle portions which expand the gas. This acceleration and expansion causes the gas to undergo a decrease in temperature thereby cooling the cooler body and adjacent temperature sensitive equipment.

  3. Time-resolved x-ray diffraction techniques for bulk polycrystalline materials under dynamic loading

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    Lambert, P. K.; Hustedt, C. J.; Zhao, M.; Ananiadis, A. G.; Hufnagel, T. C. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Vecchio, K. S. [Department of NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Huskins, E. L. [Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (United States); US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland 21005 (United States); Casem, D. T. [US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland 21005 (United States); Gruner, S. M. [Department of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Tate, M. W.; Philipp, H. T.; Purohit, P.; Weiss, J. T. [Department of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Woll, A. R. [Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Kannan, V.; Ramesh, K. T. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States); Kenesei, P.; Okasinski, J. S.; Almer, J. [X-ray Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We have developed two techniques for time-resolved x-ray diffraction from bulk polycrystalline materials during dynamic loading. In the first technique, we synchronize a fast detector with loading of samples at strain rates of ?10{sup 3}–10{sup 4} s{sup ?1} in a compression Kolsky bar (split Hopkinson pressure bar) apparatus to obtain in situ diffraction patterns with exposures as short as 70 ns. This approach employs moderate x-ray energies (10–20 keV) and is well suited to weakly absorbing materials such as magnesium alloys. The second technique is useful for more strongly absorbing materials, and uses high-energy x-rays (86 keV) and a fast shutter synchronized with the Kolsky bar to produce short (?40??s) pulses timed with the arrival of the strain pulse at the specimen, recording the diffraction pattern on a large-format amorphous silicon detector. For both techniques we present sample data demonstrating the ability of these techniques to characterize elastic strains and polycrystalline texture as a function of time during high-rate deformation.

  4. Characterization of beam dynamics in the APS injector rings using time-resolved imaging techniques

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    Yang, B.X.; Lumpkin, A.H.; Borland, M. [and others

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Images taken with streak cameras and gated intensified cameras with both time (longitudinal) and spatial (transverse) resolution reveal a wealth of information about circular accelerators. The authors illustrate a novel technique by a sequence of dual-sweep streak camera images taken at a high dispersion location in the booster synchrotron, where the horizontal coordinate is strongly correlated with the particle energy and the {open_quotes}top-view{close_quotes} of the beam gives a good approximation to the particle density distribution in the longitudinal phase space. A sequence of top-view images taken fight after injection clearly shows the beam dynamics in the phase space. We report another example from the positron accumulator ring for the characterization of its beam compression bunching with the 12th harmonic rf.

  5. Solid waste bin detection and classification using Dynamic Time Warping and MLP classifier

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    Islam, Md. Shafiqul, E-mail: shafique@eng.ukm.my [Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangore (Malaysia); Hannan, M.A., E-mail: hannan@eng.ukm.my [Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangore (Malaysia); Basri, Hassan [Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangore (Malaysia); Hussain, Aini; Arebey, Maher [Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Selangore (Malaysia)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Highlights: • Solid waste bin level detection using Dynamic Time Warping (DTW). • Gabor wavelet filter is used to extract the solid waste image features. • Multi-Layer Perceptron classifier network is used for bin image classification. • The classification performance evaluated by ROC curve analysis. - Abstract: The increasing requirement for Solid Waste Management (SWM) has become a significant challenge for municipal authorities. A number of integrated systems and methods have introduced to overcome this challenge. Many researchers have aimed to develop an ideal SWM system, including approaches involving software-based routing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Radio-frequency Identification (RFID), or sensor intelligent bins. Image processing solutions for the Solid Waste (SW) collection have also been developed; however, during capturing the bin image, it is challenging to position the camera for getting a bin area centralized image. As yet, there is no ideal system which can correctly estimate the amount of SW. This paper briefly discusses an efficient image processing solution to overcome these problems. Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) was used for detecting and cropping the bin area and Gabor wavelet (GW) was introduced for feature extraction of the waste bin image. Image features were used to train the classifier. A Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP) classifier was used to classify the waste bin level and estimate the amount of waste inside the bin. The area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves was used to statistically evaluate classifier performance. The results of this developed system are comparable to previous image processing based system. The system demonstration using DTW with GW for feature extraction and an MLP classifier led to promising results with respect to the accuracy of waste level estimation (98.50%). The application can be used to optimize the routing of waste collection based on the estimated bin level.

  6. China petrochemical expansion progressing

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    Not Available

    1991-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper reports on China's petrochemical expansion surge which is picking up speed. A worldscale petrochemical complex is emerging at Shanghai with an eye to expanding China's petrochemical exports, possibly through joint ventures with foreign companies, China Features reported. In other action, Beijing and Henan province have approved plans for a $1.2 billion chemical fibers complex at the proposed Luoyang refinery, China Daily reported.

  7. Reinforcement Learning Control with Approximation of Time-Dependent Agent Dynamics

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    Kirkpatrick, Kenton

    2013-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Reinforcement Learning has received a lot of attention over the years for systems ranging from static game playing to dynamic system control. Using Reinforcement Learning for control of dynamical systems provides the benefit of learning a control...

  8. Stability of Anisotropic Cylinder with Zero Expansion

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    M. Sharif; M. Azam

    2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dynamical instability of anisotropic collapsing cylinder with the expansion-free condition, which generates vacuum cavity within fluid distribution. The perturbation scheme is applied to distinguish Newtonian, post-Newtonian and post-post Newtonian terms, which are used for constructing dynamical equation at Newtonian and post-Newtonian regimes. We analyze the role of pressure anisotropy and energy density inhomogeneity on the stability of collapsing cylinder. It turns out that stability of the cylinder depends upon these physical properties of the fluid, not on the stiffness of the fluid.

  9. AIAA 20030185 Aerodynamically Controlled Expansion

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    undesirable over-expansion in generalized supersonic nozzle flows. Nomenclature A cross-sectional area fgAIAA 2003­0185 Aerodynamically Controlled Expansion Nozzle for STOVL Aircraft D.A. Terrier Lockheed Controlled Expansion Nozzle for STOVL Aircraft Douglas A. Terrier* Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort

  10. Characterization of multielectron dynamics in molecules: A multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock picture

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    Ohmura, Shu; Kono, Hirohiko, E-mail: hirohiko-kono@m.tohoku.ac.jp [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Oyamada, Takayuki [Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University, 22-2 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027 (Japan); Kato, Tsuyoshi; Nakai, Katsunori [Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Koseki, Shiro [Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka 599-8531 (Japan)

    2014-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the framework of multiconfiguration theory, where the wavefunction ?(t) of a many-electron system at time t is expanded as ?(t)=?{sub I}C{sub I}(t)?{sub I}(t) in terms of electron configurations (?{sub I}(t)), we divided the total electronic energy E(t) as E(t)=?{sub I}|C{sub I}(t)|{sup 2}E{sub I}(t) . Here E{sub I}(t) is the instantaneous phase changes of C{sub I}(t) regarded as a configurational energy associated with ?{sub I}(t). We then newly defined two types of time-dependent states: (i) a state at which the rates of population transfer among configurations are all zero; (ii) a state at which (E{sub I}(t)) associated with the quantum phases of C{sub I}(t) are all the same. We call the former time-dependent state a classical stationary state by analogy with the stationary (steady) states of classical reaction rate equations and the latter one a quantum stationary state. The conditions (i) and (ii) are satisfied simultaneously for the conventional stationary state in quantum mechanics. We numerically found for a LiH molecule interacting with a near-infrared (IR) field ?(t) that the condition (i) is satisfied whenever the average velocity of electrons is zero and the condition (ii) is satisfied whenever the average acceleration is zero. We also derived the chemical potentials ?{sub j}(t) for time-dependent natural orbitals ?{sub j}(t) of a many-electron system. The analysis of the electron dynamics of LiH indicated that the temporal change in ??{sub j}(t) ? ?{sub j}(t) + ?(t) · d{sub j}(t) ? ?{sub j}(0) correlates with the motion of the dipole moment of ?{sub j}(t), d{sub j}(t). The values ??{sub j}(t) are much larger than the energy ?{sub j}(t) directly supplied to ?{sub j}(t) by the field, suggesting that valence electrons exchange energy with inner shell electrons. For H{sub 2} in an intense near-IR field, the ionization efficiency of ?{sub j}(t) is correlated with ??{sub j}(t). Comparing ??{sub j}(t) to ?{sub j}(t), we found that energy accepting orbitals of ??{sub j}(t) > ?{sub j}(t) indicate high ionization efficiency. The difference between ??{sub j}(t) and ?{sub j}(t) is significantly affected by electron-electron interactions in real time.

  11. Gyrification from constrained cortical expansion

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    Tuomas Tallinen; Jun Young Chung; John S. Biggins; L. Mahadevan

    2015-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The exterior of the mammalian brain - the cerebral cortex - has a conserved layered structure whose thickness varies little across species. However, selection pressures over evolutionary time scales have led to cortices that have a large surface area to volume ratio in some organisms, with the result that the brain is strongly convoluted into sulci and gyri. Here we show that the gyrification can arise as a nonlinear consequence of a simple mechanical instability driven by tangential expansion of the gray matter constrained by the white matter. A physical mimic of the process using a layered swelling gel captures the essence of the mechanism, and numerical simulations of the brain treated as a soft solid lead to the formation of cusped sulci and smooth gyri similar to those in the brain. The resulting gyrification patterns are a function of relative cortical expansion and relative thickness (compared with brain size), and are consistent with observations of a wide range of brains, ranging from smooth to highly convoluted. Furthermore, this dependence on two simple geometric parameters that characterize the brain also allows us to qualitatively explain how variations in these parameters lead to anatomical anomalies in such situations as polymicrogyria, pachygyria, and lissencephalia.

  12. Loop expansion in Yang-Mills thermodynamics

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    Ralf Hofmann

    2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We argue that a selfconsistent spatial coarse-graining, which involves interacting (anti)calorons of unit topological charge modulus, implies that real-time loop expansions of thermodynamical quantities in the deconfining phase of SU(2) and SU(3) Yang-Mills thermodynamics are, modulo 1PI resummations, determined by a finite number of connected bubble diagrams.

  13. Load regulating expansion fixture

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    Wagner, L.M.; Strum, M.J.

    1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A free standing self contained device for bonding ultra thin metallic films, such as 0.001 inch beryllium foils is disclosed. The device will regulate to a predetermined load for solid state bonding when heated to a bonding temperature. The device includes a load regulating feature, whereby the expansion stresses generated for bonding are regulated and self adjusting. The load regulator comprises a pair of friction isolators with a plurality of annealed copper members located therebetween. The device, with the load regulator, will adjust to and maintain a stress level needed to successfully and economically complete a leak tight bond without damaging thin foils or other delicate components. 1 fig.

  14. Load regulating expansion fixture

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    Wagner, Lawrence M. (San Jose, CA); Strum, Michael J. (San Jose, CA)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A free standing self contained device for bonding ultra thin metallic films, such as 0.001 inch beryllium foils. The device will regulate to a predetermined load for solid state bonding when heated to a bonding temperature. The device includes a load regulating feature, whereby the expansion stresses generated for bonding are regulated and self adjusting. The load regulator comprises a pair of friction isolators with a plurality of annealed copper members located therebetween. The device, with the load regulator, will adjust to and maintain a stress level needed to successfully and economically complete a leak tight bond without damaging thin foils or other delicate components.

  15. Separation of Stochastic and Deterministic Information from Seismological Time Series with Nonlinear Dynamics and Maximum Entropy Methods

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    Gutierrez, Rafael M.; Useche, Gina M.; Buitrago, Elias [Centro de Investigaciones, Universidad Antonio Narino, Carrera 3 Este No. 47A--15 Bogota (Colombia)

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a procedure developed to detect stochastic and deterministic information contained in empirical time series, useful to characterize and make models of different aspects of complex phenomena represented by such data. This procedure is applied to a seismological time series to obtain new information to study and understand geological phenomena. We use concepts and methods from nonlinear dynamics and maximum entropy. The mentioned method allows an optimal analysis of the available information.

  16. Elasticurves: Exploiting Stroke Dynamics and Inertia for the Real-time Neatening of Sketched 2D Curves

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    Toronto, University of

    Elasticurves: Exploiting Stroke Dynamics and Inertia for the Real-time Neatening of Sketched 2D of Toronto {ythiel, karan, ravin}@dgp.toronto.edu Figure 1: Input strokes are drawn in red, with drawing speed indicated by the spacing of green input points (a). The input stroke in (a) is neatened using

  17. Nonresonant ionization of oxygen molecules by femtosecond pulses: Plasma dynamics studied by time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy

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    Apkarian, V. Ara

    contribution to laser plasmas generated in air,26 ionized oxygen O2 + plays an important role in the upperNonresonant ionization of oxygen molecules by femtosecond pulses: Plasma dynamics studied by time for exploring laser-induced ionization and plasma formation in gases. Plasma was produced in gaseous oxygen

  18. "Real-Time Coastal Observing Systems for Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms" Resubmitted 4 March 2005

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    Fabrikant, Sara Irina

    Initiation and Prediction in Large European Marine Ecosystems (HABILE) in the North Sea, Fisheries & Oceans"Real-Time Coastal Observing Systems for Ecosystem Dynamics and Harmful Algal Blooms" Resubmitted 4 ________________________________________________________________________ X.1 Introduction X X.2 Processes in the coastal ocean X X.2.1 Physical processes X X.2.2 Biological

  19. Long time fluctuation of liquid water: l/f spectrum of energy fluctuation in hydrogen bond network rearrangement dynamics

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    Ramaswamy, Ram

    Long time fluctuation of liquid water: l/f spectrum of energy fluctuation in hydrogen bond network of the potential energy fluctuation of liquid water is examined and found to yield so-called l/f frequency of hydrogen bond network relaxations in liquid water. A simple model of cellular dynamics is proposed

  20. Ultrafast supercontinuum fiber-laser based pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope for the investigation of electron spin dynamics in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution

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    Henn, T.; Kiessling, T., E-mail: tobias.kiessling@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de; Ossau, W.; Molenkamp, L. W. [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany)] [Physikalisches Institut (EP3), Universität Würzburg, 97074 Würzburg (Germany); Biermann, K.; Santos, P. V. [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)] [Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, 10117 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a two-color pump-probe scanning magneto-optical Kerr effect microscope which we have developed to investigate electron spin phenomena in semiconductors at cryogenic temperatures with picosecond time and micrometer spatial resolution. The key innovation of our microscope is the usage of an ultrafast “white light” supercontinuum fiber-laser source which provides access to the whole visible and near-infrared spectral range. Our Kerr microscope allows for the independent selection of the excitation and detection energy while avoiding the necessity to synchronize the pulse trains of two separate picosecond laser systems. The ability to independently tune the pump and probe wavelength enables the investigation of the influence of excitation energy on the optically induced electron spin dynamics in semiconductors. We demonstrate picosecond real-space imaging of the diffusive expansion of optically excited electron spin packets in a (110) GaAs quantum well sample to illustrate the capabilities of the instrument.

  1. Nonadiabatic dynamics of electron transfer in solution: Explicit and implicit solvent treatments that include multiple relaxation time scales

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    Schwerdtfeger, Christine A.; Soudackov, Alexander V.; Hammes-Schiffer, Sharon, E-mail: shs3@illinois.edu [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)] [Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 600 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

    2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of efficient theoretical methods for describing electron transfer (ET) reactions in condensed phases is important for a variety of chemical and biological applications. Previously, dynamical dielectric continuum theory was used to derive Langevin equations for a single collective solvent coordinate describing ET in a polar solvent. In this theory, the parameters are directly related to the physical properties of the system and can be determined from experimental data or explicit molecular dynamics simulations. Herein, we combine these Langevin equations with surface hopping nonadiabatic dynamics methods to calculate the rate constants for thermal ET reactions in polar solvents for a wide range of electronic couplings and reaction free energies. Comparison of explicit and implicit solvent calculations illustrates that the mapping from explicit to implicit solvent models is valid even for solvents exhibiting complex relaxation behavior with multiple relaxation time scales and a short-time inertial response. The rate constants calculated for implicit solvent models with a single solvent relaxation time scale corresponding to water, acetonitrile, and methanol agree well with analytical theories in the Golden rule and solvent-controlled regimes, as well as in the intermediate regime. The implicit solvent models with two relaxation time scales are in qualitative agreement with the analytical theories but quantitatively overestimate the rate constants compared to these theories. Analysis of these simulations elucidates the importance of multiple relaxation time scales and the inertial component of the solvent response, as well as potential shortcomings of the analytical theories based on single time scale solvent relaxation models. This implicit solvent approach will enable the simulation of a wide range of ET reactions via the stochastic dynamics of a single collective solvent coordinate with parameters that are relevant to experimentally accessible systems.

  2. Ultrasound-array-based real-time photoacoustic microscopy of human pulsatile dynamics in vivo

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    Wang, Lihong

    artery around the palm-wrist area is imaged, and its pulsatile dynamics, including the arterial pulsatile of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. DOI: 10.1117/1.3333545 Keywords: imaging systems

  3. Numerical calculation of dynamical friction in electron cooling systems, including magnetic field perturbations and finite time effects

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    Sobol, A.V.; Fedotov, A.; Bruhwiler, D.L.; Bell, G.I.; Litvinenko, V.

    2010-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The orders-of-magnitude higher luminosities required by future electron-ion collider concepts require a dissipative force to counteract the numerous factors acting to gradually increase the phase space volume of relativistic ion beams. High-energy electron cooling systems could provide the necessary dissipation via dynamical friction, but will have to be designed for new parameter regimes. It is expected that magnetic field errors, finite interaction time and other effects will reduce the dynamical friction and hence increase the cooling time, so improved understanding of the underlying dynamics is important. We present a generalized form of the classical field-free friction force equation, which conveniently captures some of these effects. Previous work (Bell et al 2008 J. Comput. Phys. 227 8714) shows both numerical and conceptual subtleties associated with undersampling of strong collisions, and we present a rigorous mathematical treatment of such difficulties, based on the use of a modified Pareto distribution for the electron-ion impact parameters. We also present a very efficient numerical algorithm for calculating the dynamical friction on a single ion in the field free case. For the case of arbitrary magnetic field errors, we present numerical simulation results, showing agreement with our generalized friction force formula.

  4. Warp Drive With Zero Expansion

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    Jose Natario

    2002-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It is commonly believed that Alcubierre's warp drive works by contracting space in front of the warp bubble and expanding space behind it. We show that this expansion/contraction is but a marginal consequence of the choice made by Alcubierre, and explicitly construct a similar spacetime where no contraction/expansion occurs. Global and optical properties of warp drive spacetimes are also discussed.

  5. Role of entropy in the thermodynamic evolution of the time scale of molecular dynamics near the glass transition

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    K. Grzybowska; A. Grzybowski; S. Pawlus; J. Pionteck; M. Paluch

    2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this Letter, we investigate how changes in the system entropy influence the characteristic time scale of the system molecular dynamics near the glass transition. Independently of any model of thermodynamic evolution of the time scale, against some previous suppositions, we show that the system entropy $S$ is not sufficient to govern the time scale defined by structural relaxation time $\\tau $. In the density scaling regime, we argue that the decoupling between $\\tau $ and $S$ is a consequence of different values of the scaling exponents $\\gamma $ and $\\gamma_S $ in the density scaling laws, $\\tau = f(\\rho ^\\gamma /T)$ and $S = h(\\rho ^{\\gamma_S}/T)$, where $\\rho $ and $T$ denote density and temperature, respectively. It implies that the proper relation between $\\tau $ and $S$ requires supplementing with a density factor, $u(\\rho)$, i.e.,$\\tau = g(u(\\rho)w(S))$. This meaningful finding additionally demonstrates that the density scaling idea can be successfully used to separate physically relevant contributions to the time scale of molecular dynamics near the glass transition. As an example, we revise the Avramov entropic model of the dependence $\\tau (T,\\rho)$, giving evidence that its entropic basis has to be extended by the density dependence of the maximal energy barrier for structural relaxation. We also discuss the excess entropy $S_{ex}$, the density scaling of which is found to mimic the density scaling of the total system entropy $S$.

  6. Field-Failure Predictions Based on Failure-time Data with Dynamic Covariate Information

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    State University Ames, IA 50011 Abstract Modern technological developments such as smart chips, sensors; Dynamic data; Lifetime data; Usage history, Warranty returns. 1 #12;1 Introduction 1.1 Background Modern technology, involving new components and systems such as smart chips, sensors and wireless networks, has

  7. Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Systemwide Energy Minimization in Real-Time Embedded Systems

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    %. We show that our scheduling approach minimizes the total static and dynamic energy consumption increase the total energy consumption of the system. A minimum power consumption is associated with keeping the processorenergy consumption as opposed to the entire system energy consumption. The slowdown resulting from DVS

  8. A Toolkit for Real-time Analysis of Dynamic Large-Scale Networks

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    Kuipers, Fernando A.

    contains algorithms to compute metrics of static snapshots of the dynamic graph. I. INTRODUCTION Many that have played on the same team [8], and more abstract things such as functional brain networks where possible to process them in a single machine. Often, the networks are not even stored in a single location

  9. A time-series approach to dynamical systems from classical and quantum worlds

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    Fossion, Ruben [Instituto Nacional de Geriatría, Periférico Sur No. 2767, Col. San Jerónimo Lídice, Del. Magdalena Contreras, 10200 México D.F., Mexico and Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad (C3), Universidad Nacional Autó (Mexico)

    2014-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    This contribution discusses some recent applications of time-series analysis in Random Matrix Theory (RMT), and applications of RMT in the statistial analysis of eigenspectra of correlation matrices of multivariate time series.

  10. Protein Folding Dynamics Detected By Time-Resolved Synchrotron X-ray Small-Angle Scattering Technique

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    Fujisawa, Tetsuro; Takahashi, Satoshi [RIKEN Harima Institute, SPring-8 Center, Laboratory for Biometal Science, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan); Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University Suita Osaka 565-0871/CREST, JST (Japan)

    2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The polypeptide collapse is an essential dynamics in protein folding. To understand the mechanism of the collapse, in situ observation of folding by various probes is necessary. The changes in secondary and tertiary structures in the folding process of globular proteins, whose chain lengths are less than 300 polypeptides, were observed by circular dichrosim and intrinsic fluorescence spectroscopies, respectively. On the other hand, those in protein compactness could be only detected by using time-resolved synchrotron x-ray small-angle scattering technique. The observed dynamics for several proteins with different topologies suggested a common folding mechanism termed 'collapse and search' dynamics, in which the polypeptide collapse precedes the formation of the native contact formation. In 'collapse and search' dynamics, the most outstanding feature lied in the compactness of the initial intermediates. The collapsed intermediates demonstrated the scaling relationship between radius of gyration (Rg) and chain length with a scaling exponent of 0.35 {+-} 0.11, which is close to the value (1/3) predicted by mechano-statistical theory for the collapsed globules of polymers in poor solvent. Thus, it was suggested that the initial collapse is caused by the coil-globule transition of polymers. Since the collapse is essential to the folding of larger proteins, further investigations on the collapse likely lead to an important insight into the protein folding phenomena.

  11. Dynamical behaviours in time-delay systems with delayed feedback and digitized coupling

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    Chiranjit Mitra; G. Ambika; Soumitro Banerjee

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a network of delay dynamical systems connected in a ring via unidirectional positive feedback with constant delay in coupling. For the specific case of Mackey-Glass systems on the ring topology, we capture the phenomena of amplitude death, isochronous synchronization and phase-flip bifurcation as the relevant parameters are tuned. Using linear stability analysis and master stability function approach, we predict the region of amplitude death and synchronized states respectively in the parameter space and study the nature of transitions between the different states. For a large number of systems in the same dynamical configuration, we observe splay states, mixed splay states and phase locked clusters. We extend the study to the case of digitized coupling and observe that these emergent states still persist. However, the sampling and quantization reduce the regions of amplitude death and induce phase-flip bifurcation.

  12. Real-time quantum trajectories for classically allowed dynamics in strong laser fields

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    Plimak, L I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Both the physical picture of the dynamics of atoms and molecules in intense infrared fields and its theoretical description use the concept of electron trajectories. Here we address a key question which arises in this context: Are distinctly quantum features of these trajectories, such as the complex-valued coordinates, physically relevant in the classically allowed region of phase space, and what is their origin? First, we argue that solutions of classical equations of motion can account for quantum effects. To this end, we construct an exact solution to the classical Hamilton-Jacobi equation which accounts for dynamics of the wave packet, and show that this solution is physically correct in the limit $\\hbar \\to 0$. Second, we show that imaginary components of classical trajectories are directly linked to the finite size of the initial wavepacket in momentum space. This way, if the electronic wavepacket produced by optical tunneling in strong infrared fiels is localised both in coordinate and momentum, its m...

  13. Beta-conjugates of real algebraic numbers as Puiseux expansions

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Beta-conjugates of real algebraic numbers as Puiseux expansions Jean-Louis Verger-Gaugry Abstract. The beta-conjugates of a base of numeration > 1, being a Parry number, were introduced by Boyd, in the context of the R´enyi-Parry dynamics of numeration system and the beta-transformation. These beta

  14. SAGEWASP. Optimal Electric Utility Expansion

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    Clark, P.D.II; Ullrich, C.J. [Lakeland Electric and Water, FL (United States)

    1989-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    SAGE-WASP is designed to find the optimal generation expansion policy for an electrical utility system. New units can be automatically selected from a user-supplied list of expansion candidates which can include hydroelectric and pumped storage projects. The existing system is modeled. The calculational procedure takes into account user restrictions to limit generation configurations to an area of economic interest. The optimization program reports whether the restrictions acted as a constraint on the solution. All expansion configurations considered are required to pass a user supplied reliability criterion. The discount rate and escalation rate are treated separately for each expansion candidate and for each fuel type. All expenditures are separated into local and foreign accounts, and a weighting factor can be applied to foreign expenditures.

  15. Residential construction on expansive soils

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    Phipps, James Frederick

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Residences founded on expansive soils experience billions of dollars each year in damage caused by the heaving and shrinking of the foundation soils. It is thought that stiffening the foundation, while increasing the cost of the home, will save...

  16. Tests for the Expansion of the Universe

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    Lopez-Corredoira, Martin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Almost all cosmologists accept nowadays that the redshift of the galaxies is due to the expansion of the Universe (cosmological redshift), plus some Doppler effect of peculiar motions, but can we be sure of this fact by means of some other independent cosmological test? Here I will review some recent tests: CMBR temperature versus redshift, time dilation, the Hubble diagram, the Tolman or surface brightness test, the angular size test, the UV surface brightness limit and the Alcock--Paczy\\'nski test. Some tests favour expansion and others favour a static Universe. Almost all the cosmological tests are susceptible to the evolution of galaxies and/or other effects. Tolman or angular size tests need to assume very strong evolution of galaxy sizes to fit the data with the standard cosmology, whereas the Alcock--Paczynski test, an evaluation of the ratio of observed angular size to radial/redshift size, is independent of it.

  17. Integrating Preemption Threshold Scheduling and Dynamic Voltage Scaling for Energy Efficient Real-Time

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    scheduling (PTS) enables designing scalable real-time systems. PTS not only decreases the run-time overhead by the Earliest Dead- line First (EDF) policy. We present an algorithm to compute threshold preemption levels- tion is an important aspect of embedded systems design. Generally speaking, the pro- cessor consumes

  18. Dynamic reliability using entry-time approach for maintenance of nuclear power plants

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    Wang, Shuwen

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    -time processes have the potential to provide a significantly greater range of applicability and flexibility than traditional reliability tools for case studies related to equipment and components in nuclear power plants. In this dissertation, the finite...

  19. Validating Dynamic Enterprise Distributed Real-time and Embedded System Quality-of-Service Properties

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    Schmidt, Douglas C.

    as response-time, latency, and scalability) based on system structure/composi- tion. As enterprise DRE systems (e.g., urban traffic management systems, air traffic control systems, powergrid SCADA sys

  20. Computational image analysis of subcellular dynamics in time-lapse fluorescence microscopy

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    Huang, Austin V., 1980-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The use of image segmentation and motion tracking algorithms was adapted for analyzing time-lapse data of cells with fluorescently labeled protein. Performance metrics were devised and algorithm parameters were matched to ...

  1. Beta-expansions for cubic Pisot numbers Fr ed erique Bassino

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    Bassino, Frédérique

    Beta-expansions for cubic Pisot numbers Fr#19;ed#19;erique Bassino I.G.M., Universit#19;e de Marne of fa 2 N j a beta-shift. This dynamical system is characterized by the beta a simple beta-number. We #12;rst compute the beta-expansion of 1 for any cubic Pisot number. Next we show

  2. Anterior-to-posterior wave of buccal expansion in suction feeding fishes is critical

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    Wainwright, Peter C.

    fluid dynamic model to demonstrate that the inclusion of an anterior-to-posterior wave of buccal constrained conditions, whereas models that do not allow this wave of expansion inevitably predict peakAnterior-to-posterior wave of buccal expansion in suction feeding fishes is critical for optimizing

  3. Time-resolved dynamics of granular matter by random laser emission

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    Folli, Viola; Puglisi, Andrea; Leuzzi, Luca; Conti, Claudio

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of the huge commercial importance of granular systems, the second-most used material in industry after water, intersecting the industry in multiple trades, like pharmacy and agriculture, fundamental research on grain-like materials has received an increasing amount of attention in the last decades. In photonics, the applications of granular materials have been only marginally investigated. We report the first phase-diagram of a granular as obtained by laser emission. The dynamics of vertically-oscillated granular in a liquid solution in a three-dimensional container is investigated by employing its random laser emission. The granular motion is function of the frequency and amplitude of the mechanical solicitation, we show how the laser emission allows to distinguish two phases in the granular and analyze its spectral distribution. This constitutes a fundamental step in the field of granulars and gives a clear evidence of the possible control on light-matter interaction achievable in grain-like system.

  4. Time-resolved dynamics of granular matter by random laser emission

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    Viola Folli; Neda Ghofraniha; Andrea Puglisi; Luca Leuzzi; Claudio Conti

    2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of the huge commercial importance of granular systems, the second-most used material in industry after water, intersecting the industry in multiple trades, like pharmacy and agriculture, fundamental research on grain-like materials has received an increasing amount of attention in the last decades. In photonics, the applications of granular materials have been only marginally investigated. We report the first phase-diagram of a granular as obtained by laser emission. The dynamics of vertically-oscillated granular in a liquid solution in a three-dimensional container is investigated by employing its random laser emission. The granular motion is function of the frequency and amplitude of the mechanical solicitation, we show how the laser emission allows to distinguish two phases in the granular and analyze its spectral distribution. This constitutes a fundamental step in the field of granulars and gives a clear evidence of the possible control on light-matter interaction achievable in grain-like system.

  5. Expansion and Collapse in the Cosmic Web

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    Michael Rauch; George D. Becker; Matteo Viel; Wallace L. W. Sargent; Alain Smette; Robert A. Simcoe; Thomas A. Barlow; Martin G. Haehnelt

    2005-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the kinematics of the gaseous cosmic web at high redshift with Lyman alpha forest absorption in multiple QSO sightlines. Using a simple analytic model and a cosmological hydrodynamic simulation we constrain the underlying three-dimensional distribution of velocities from the observed line-of-sight distribution of velocity shear across the plane of the sky. The distribution is found to be in good agreement with the intergalactic medium (IGM) undergoing large scale motions dominated by the Hubble flow. Modeling the Lyman alpha clouds analytically and with a hydrodynamics simulation, the average expansion velocity of the gaseous structures causing the Lyman alpha forest in the lower redshift (z = 2) sample appears about 20 percent lower than the local Hubble expansion velocity. We interpret this as tentative evidence for some clouds undergoing gravitational collapse. However, the distribution of velocities is highly skewed, and the majority of clouds at redshifts from 2 to 3.8 expand typically about 5 - 20 percent faster than the Hubble flow. This behavior is explained if most absorbers in the column density range typically detectable are expanding filaments that stretch and drain into more massive nodes. We find no evidence for the observed distribution of velocity shear being significantly influenced by processes other than Hubble expansion and gravitational instability, like galactic winds. To avoid overly disturbing the IGM, winds may be old and/or limp by the time we observe them in the Lyman alpha forest, or they may occupy only an insignificant volume fraction of the IGM. (abridged)

  6. Time-resolved infrared absorption studies of the solvent-dependent vibrational relaxation dynamics of chlorine dioxide

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    Bolinger, Joshua C.; Bixby, Teresa J.; Reid, Philip J. [Box 351700, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

    2005-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We report a series of time-resolved infrared absorption studies on chlorine dioxide (OClO) dissolved in H{sub 2}O, D{sub 2}O, and acetonitrile. Following the photoexcitation at 401 nm, the evolution in optical density for frequencies corresponding to asymmetric stretch of OClO is measured with a time resolution of 120{+-}50 fs. The experimentally determined optical-density evolution is compared with theoretical models of OClO vibrational relaxation derived from collisional models as well as classical molecular-dynamics (MD) studies. The vibrational relaxation rates in D{sub 2}O are reduced by a factor of 3 relative to H{sub 2}O consistent with the predictions of MD. This difference reflects modification of the frequency-dependent solvent-solute coupling accompanying isotopic substitution of the solvent. Also, the geminate-recombination quantum yield for the primary photofragments resulting in the reformation of ground-state OClO is reduced in D{sub 2}O relative to H{sub 2}O. It is proposed that this reduction reflects enhancement of the dissociation rate accompanying vibrational excitation along the asymmetric-stretch coordinate. In contrast to H{sub 2}O and D{sub 2}O, the vibrational-relaxation dynamics in acetonitrile are not well described by the theoretical models. Reproduction of the optical-density evolution in acetonitrile requires significant modification of the frequency-dependent solvent-solute coupling derived from MD. It is proposed that this modification reflects vibrational-energy transfer from the asymmetric stretch of OClO to the methyl rock of acetonitrile. In total, the results presented here provide a detailed description of the solvent-dependent geminate-recombination and vibrational-relaxation dynamics of OClO in solution.

  7. Dynamically Predicting Corridor Travel Time Under Incident Conditions Using a Neural Network Approach

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    Zeng, Xiaosi

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    into the ANN model development, despite that incident might be a major source of prediction degradations. Additionally, directly deriving corridor travel times in a one-step manner raises some intractable problems, such as pairing input-target data, which have...

  8. Formation Of The Rare Earth Peak: Gaining Insight Into Late-Time r-Process Dynamics

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    Matthew Mumpower; Gail McLaughlin; Rebecca Surman

    2011-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formation and final structure of the rare earth peak ($A\\sim160$) of the $r$-process nucleosynthesis. The rare earth peak forms at late times in the $r$-process after neutron exhaustion (neutron-to-seed ratio unity or R=1) as matter decays back to stability. Since rare earth peak formation does not occur during \

  9. Private and Dynamic Time-Series Data Aggregation with Trust Relaxation

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    of users along a specific time period. These statistics can then help the energy provider perform various operations such as load balancing and forecasting for potential acquirement. Despite its merits, statistical analyzer to compute global statistics over the set of individual inputs that are protected by some

  10. Meteoritical and dynamical constraints on the growth mechanisms and formation times of asteroids and Jupiter

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    Edward R. D. Scott

    2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Peak temperatures inside meteorite parent bodies are closely linked to accretion times. Most iron meteorites come from bodies that accreted 3-5 Myr after CAIs formed. This precludes formation of Jupiter via a gravitational instability <1 Myr after the solar nebula formed, and strongly favors core accretion. Shocks formed by gravitational instabilities in the disk, proto-Jupiter, or by planetary embryos may have produced some chondrules. The minimum lifetime for the solar nebula of 3-5 Myr inferred from CAI and chondrule ages may exceed the median 3 Myr lifetime for protoplanetary disks, but is well within the total 1-10 Myr range. Shorter formation times for extrasolar planets may help to explain why their orbits are unlike those of solar giant planets.

  11. Knowledge-based intelligent controller architecture for a real-time dynamic system

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    Glass, Emily Ann

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Painter (Chair ol' Committee) c L C c Sallie Sheppard (iVIember) Shiping Li (3''Iernber) Karen Watson (itlember) Jo Howze (flea d of Department) ivlay 1990 ABSTRACT Ifnov, ledge-Base&i Intelligent Controller Architecturr. for a Real... of the Power System 'vlodel 1. The Circuit Itlodel 2. Continuous-Time State Analysis 3. Discretization 4. Feedback o. Simulation Peculis, rities . . 9 . . . 9 . . . 19 . . . 30 . 33 III. IIvIPLEUIEVTATIOrV OF THE ItVTELLIGEXT CONTROLLER . . . . . 39...

  12. Learning Dynamic Systems From Time-Series Data - An Application to Gene Regulatory Networks

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    Timoteo, Ivo J. P. M.; Holden, Sean B.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the second half of the time-series data provided; that is, from the point when the pertur- bation is lifted, as we do not know the exact nature of the perturbation. The DREAM4 Challenge evaluated performance using the p-values for the area under the ROC curve... ., and Druzdzel, M. (2010). Learn- ing why things change: The difference-based causal- ity learner. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth An- nual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelli- gence (UAI). Yip, K., Alexander, R., Yan, K., and Gerstein, M. (2010...

  13. Critical point anomalies include expansion shock waves

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    Nannan, N. R., E-mail: ryan.nannan@uvs.edu [Mechanical Engineering Discipline, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Leysweg 86, PO Box 9212, Paramaribo, Suriname and Process and Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, Leeghwaterstraat 44, 2628 CA Delft (Netherlands); Guardone, A., E-mail: alberto.guardone@polimi.it [Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 34, 20156 Milano (Italy); Colonna, P., E-mail: p.colonna@tudelft.nl [Propulsion and Power, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft (Netherlands)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    From first-principle fluid dynamics, complemented by a rigorous state equation accounting for critical anomalies, we discovered that expansion shock waves may occur in the vicinity of the liquid-vapor critical point in the two-phase region. Due to universality of near-critical thermodynamics, the result is valid for any common pure fluid in which molecular interactions are only short-range, namely, for so-called 3-dimensional Ising-like systems, and under the assumption of thermodynamic equilibrium. In addition to rarefaction shock waves, diverse non-classical effects are admissible, including composite compressive shock-fan-shock waves, due to the change of sign of the fundamental derivative of gasdynamics.

  14. Test Cases for Wind Power Plant Dynamic Models on Real-Time Digital Simulator: Preprint

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    Singh, M.; Muljadi, E.; Gevorgian, V.

    2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this paper is to present test cases for wind turbine generator and wind power plant models commonly used during commissioning of wind power plants to ensure grid integration compatibility. In this paper, different types of wind power plant models based on the Western Electricity Coordinating Council Wind Generator Modeling Group's standardization efforts are implemented on a real-time digital simulator, and different test cases are used to gauge their grid integration capability. The low-voltage ride through and reactive power support capability and limitations of wind turbine generators under different grid conditions are explored. Several types of transient events (e.g., symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, frequency dips) are included in the test cases. The differences in responses from different types of wind turbine are discussed in detail.

  15. Time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field singles method for many-electron dynamics

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    Haruhide Miyagi; Lars Bojer Madsen

    2014-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field singles (TD-RASSCF-S) method is presented for investigating TD many-electron dynamics in atoms and molecules. Adopting the SCF notion from the muticonfigurational TD Hartree-Fock (MCTDHF) method and the RAS scheme (single-orbital excitation concept) from the TD configuration-interaction singles (TDCIS) method, the TD-RASSCF-S method can be regarded as a hybrid of them. We prove that, for closed-shell $N_{\\rm e}$-electron systems, the TD-RASSCF-S wave function can be fully converged using only $N_{\\rm e}/2+1\\le M\\le N_{\\rm e}$ spatial orbitals. Importantly, based on the TD variational principle, the converged TD-RASSCF-S wave function with $M= N_{\\rm e}$ is more accurate than the TDCIS wave function. The accuracy of the TD-RASSCF-S approach over the TDCIS is illustrated by the calculation of high-order harmonic generation spectra for one-dimensional models of atomic helium, beryllium, and carbon in an intense laser pulse. The electronic dynamics during the process is investigated by analyzing the behavior of electron density and orbitals. The TD-RASSCF-S method is accurate, numerically tractable, and applicable for large systems beyond the capability of the MCTDHF method.

  16. Time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field singles method for many-electron dynamics

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    Miyagi, Haruhide; Bojer Madsen, Lars [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

    2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-dependent restricted-active-space self-consistent-field singles (TD-RASSCF-S) method is presented for investigating TD many-electron dynamics in atoms and molecules. Adopting the SCF notion from the muticonfigurational TD Hartree-Fock (MCTDHF) method and the RAS scheme (single-orbital excitation concept) from the TD configuration-interaction singles (TDCIS) method, the TD-RASSCF-S method can be regarded as a hybrid of them. We prove that, for closed-shell N{sub e}-electron systems, the TD-RASSCF-S wave function can be fully converged using only N{sub e}/2 + 1 ? M ? N{sub e} spatial orbitals. Importantly, based on the TD variational principle, the converged TD-RASSCF-S wave function with M = N{sub e} is more accurate than the TDCIS wave function. The accuracy of the TD-RASSCF-S approach over the TDCIS is illustrated by the calculation of high-order harmonic generation spectra for one-dimensional models of atomic helium, beryllium, and carbon in an intense laser pulse. The electronic dynamics during the process is investigated by analyzing the behavior of electron density and orbitals. The TD-RASSCF-S method is accurate, numerically tractable, and applicable for large systems beyond the capability of the MCTDHF method.

  17. Horizon dynamics of distorted rotating black holes

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    Tony Chu; Harald P. Pfeiffer; Michael I. Cohen

    2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present numerical simulations of a Kerr black hole perturbed by a pulse of ingoing gravitational radiation. For strong perturbations we find up to five concentric marginally outer trapped surfaces. These trapped surfaces appear and disappear in pairs, so that the total number of such surfaces at any given time is odd. The world tubes traced out by the marginally outer trapped surfaces are found to be spacelike during the highly dynamical regime, approaching a null hypersurface at early and late times. We analyze the structure of these marginally trapped tubes in the context of the dynamical horizon formalism, computing the expansion of outgoing and incoming null geodesics, as well as evaluating the dynamical horizon flux law and the angular momentum flux law. Finally, we compute the event horizon. The event horizon is well-behaved and approaches the apparent horizon before and after the highly dynamical regime. No new generators enter the event horizon during the simulation.

  18. Time-resolved reflectivity techniques for dynamic studies of electron beam recrystallization of silicon-on-insulator films

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    Timans, P.J.; McMahon, R.A.; Ahmed, H.

    1988-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A time-resolved reflectivity (TRR) technique has been developed for dynamic studies of swept beam heating of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) materials. The method exploits the temperature dependence of the reflectivity of SOI films to allow noncontact temperature measurement with high spatial and temporal resolution. This technique is of considerable practical importance for beam processing, since it allows the temperature distribution induced by a beam being scanned across a specimen to be determined. The temperature distribution produced by a line electron beam swept across a SOI specimen was experimentally measured and found to be consistent with a theoretical prediction. The TRR technique can also be used to study melting and will prove useful for characterizing zone melting recrystallization, where thermal modeling is often inadequate for the complex structures involved.

  19. Dynamic Asphaltene-Resin Exchange at the Oil/Water Interface: Time-Dependent W/O Emulsion Stability for Asphaltene/Resin

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    Kilpatrick, Peter K.

    Dynamic Asphaltene-Resin Exchange at the Oil/Water Interface: Time-Dependent W/O Emulsion Stability for Asphaltene/Resin Model Oils Xiaoli Yang, Vincent J. Verruto, and Peter K. Kilpatrick* Department of Chemical was used to determine the time-dependent stability of water-in- oil emulsions in which asphaltenes

  20. Calculate thermal-expansion coefficients

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    Yaws, C.L. [Lamar Univ., Beaumont, TX (United States)

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To properly design and use process equipment, an engineer needs a sound knowledge of physical and thermodynamic property data. A lack of such knowledge can lead to design or operating mistakes that can be dangerous, costly or even fatal. One useful type of property data is the thermal-expansion coefficient. This article presents equations and tables to find the thermal-expansion coefficients of many liquids that contain carbon. These data are useful in process-engineering applications, including the design of relief systems which are crucial to safeguarding process equipment. Data are provided for approximately 350 compounds. A computer software program, which contains the thermophysical property data for all of the compounds discussed in this article, is available for $43 prepaid from the author (Carl L. Yaws, Box 10053, Lamar University, beaumont, TX 77710; Tel. 409-880-8787; fax 409-880-8404). The program is in ASCII format, which can be accessed by most other types of computer software.

  1. Temporal Pointing Variations of The Solar Dynamics Observatory's HMI and AIA Instruments on Sub-Weekly Time Scales

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    Orange, N Brice; Chesny, David L; Patel, Maulik; Champey, Patrick; Hesterly, Katie; Anthony, Dylan; Treen, Robert

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Achieving sub-arcsecond co-registration across varying time-lines of multi-wavelength and instrument images is not trivial, and requires accurate characterization of instrument pointing jitter. In this work we have investigated internal pointing errors, on daily and yearly time-scales, occurring across the \\textit{Solar Dynamics Observatory}'s (SDO) {\\it Atmospheric Imaging Assembly} (AIA) and { \\it Helioseismic Magnetic Imager} (HMI). Using cross-correlation techniques on AIA 1700\\,{\\AA} passband and HMI line-of-sight (LOS) magnetograms, from three years of observational image pairs at approximately three day intervals, internal pointing errors are quantified. Pointing variations of $\\pm$\\,0.26$\\arcsec$ (jitter limited) and $\\pm$\\,0.50$\\arcsec$ in the solar East-West ($x$) and North-South ($y$) directions, respectively, are measured. AIA observations of the Venus June 2012 transit are used to measure existing coalignment offsets in all passbands. We find AIA passband pointing variations are $$\\,$=$\\, 1.10$\\a...

  2. Nonabelian plasma instabilities in Bjorken expansion

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    Anton Rebhan

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Plasma instabilities are parametrically the dominant nonequilibrium dynamics of a weakly coupled quark-gluon plasma. In recent years the time evolution of the corresponding collective colour fields has been studied in stationary anisotropic situations. Here I report on recent numerical results on the time evolution of the most unstable modes in a longitudinally expanding plasma as they grow from small rapidity fluctuations to amplitudes where non-Abelian self-interactions become important.

  3. Local gravitational physics of the Hubble expansion

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    Sergei Kopeikin

    2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We study physical consequences of the Hubble expansion of FLRW manifold on measurement of space, time and light propagation in the local inertial frame. We analyse the solar system radar ranging and Doppler tracking experiments, and time synchronization. FLRW manifold is covered by global coordinates (t,y^i), where t is the cosmic time coinciding with the proper time of the Hubble observers. We introduce local inertial coordinates x^a=(x^0,x^i) in the vicinity of a world line of a Hubble observer with the help of a special conformal transformation. The local inertial metric is Minkowski flat and is materialized by the congruence of time-like geodesics of static observers being at rest with respect to the local spatial coordinates x^i. We consider geodesic motion of test particles and notice that the local coordinate time x^0=x^0(t) taken as a parameter along the world line of particle, is a function of the Hubble's observer time t. This function changes smoothly from x^0=t for a particle at rest (observer's clock), to x^0=t+1/2 Ht^2 for photons, where H is the Hubble constant. Thus, motion of a test particle is non-uniform when its world line is parametrized by time t. NASA JPL Orbit Determination Program presumes that motion of light (after the Shapiro delay is excluded) is uniform with respect to the time t but it does not comply with the non-uniform motion of light on cosmological manifold. For this reason, the motion of light in the solar system analysed with the Orbit Determination Program appears as having a systematic blue shift of frequency, of radio waves circulating in the Earth-spacecraft radio link. The magnitude of the anomalous blue shift of frequency is proportional to the Hubble constant H that may open an access to the measurement of this fundamental cosmological parameter in the solar system radiowave experiments.

  4. Indian Policy and Westward Expansion

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    Malin, James Claude

    1921-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and the in vestigation of his activity on that committee led to a study of Indian policy in the Trans-Mississippi Valley and its relation to the westward movement. This latter problem, begun as a phase of Atchison's career in the Senate, de veloped into one... policy and its relation to westward expansion now furnish a frame-work upon which the history of the Trans-Mississippi Valley before the Civil War may be written. The period is given a unity otherwise impossible and a foundation is laid upon which...

  5. In Situ, Real-Time Characterization of Silicide Nanostructure Coarsening Dynamics by Photo-Electron Emission Microscopy.

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    Zeman, Matthew Casimir

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Photo-electron emission microscopy (PEEM) was used to observe the growth and coarsening dynamics of transition metal (TM) silicide and rare earth (RE) silicide nanostructures on… (more)

  6. Time-resolved THz studies of carrier dynamics in semiconductors, superconductors, and strongly-correlated electron materials

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    Kaindl, Robert A.; Averitt, Richard D.

    2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Perhaps the most important aspect of contemporary condensed matter physics involves understanding strong Coulomb interactions between the large number of electrons in a solid. Electronic correlations lead to the emergence of new system properties, such as metal-insulator transitions, superconductivity, magneto-resistance, Bose-Einstein condensation, the formation of excitonic gases, or the integer and fractional Quantum Hall effects. The discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in particular was a watershed event, leading to dramatic experimental and theoretical advances in the field of correlated-electron systems. Such materials often exhibit competition between the charge, lattice, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom, whose cause-effect relationships are difficult to ascertain. Experimental insight into the properties of solids is traditionally obtained by time-averaged probes, which measure e.g., linear optical spectra, electrical conduction properties, or the occupied band structure in thermal equilibrium. Many novel physical properties arise from excitations out of the ground state into energetically higher states by thermal, optical, or electrical means. This leads to fundamental interactions between the system's constituents, such as electron-phonon and electron-electron interactions, which occur on ultrafast timescales. While these interactions underlie the physical properties of solids, they are often only indirectly inferred from time-averaged measurements. Time-resolved spectroscopy, consequently, is playing an ever increasing role to provide insight into light-matter interaction, microscopic processes, or cause-effect relationships that determine the physics of complex materials. In the past, experiments using visible and near-infrared femtosecond pulses have been extensively employed, e.g. to follow relaxation and dephasing processes in metals and semiconductors. However, many basic excitations in strongly-correlated electron systems and nanoscale materials occur at lower energies. The terahertz (THz) regime is particularly rich in such fundamental resonances. This includes ubiquitous lattice vibrations and low-energy collective oscillations of conduction charges. In nanoscale materials, band structure quantization also yields novel infrared and THz transitions, including intersubband absorption in quantum wells. The formation of excitons in turn leads to low-energy excitations analogous to inter-level transitions in atoms. In transition-metal oxides, fundamental excitation gaps arise from charge pairing into superconducting condensates and other correlated states. This motivates the use of ultrafast THz spectroscopy as a powerful tool to study light-matter interactions and microscopic processes in nanoscale and correlated-electron materials.A distinct advantage of coherent THz pulses is that the amplitude and phase of the electric field can be measured directly, as the THz fields are coherent with the fs pulses from which they are generated. Using THz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS), both the real and imaginary parts of the response functions (such as the dielectric function) are obtained directly without the need for Kramers?Kronig transforms. The THz response can also be expressed in terms of absorption and refractive index, or as the optical conductivity. The optical conductivity describes the current response of a many-body system to an electric field, an ideal tool to study conducting systems. A second important advantage is the ultrafast time resolution that results from the short temporal duration of the THz time-domain sources. In particular, optical-pump THz-probe spectroscopy enables a delicate probe of the transient THz conductivity after optical photoexcitation. These experiments can provide insight into quasiparticle interactions, phase transitions, or nonequilibrium dynamics. In this chapter we will provide many such examples. Since THz spectroscopy of solids is a quickly expanding field

  7. Utility Accrual Real-Time Scheduling with Energy Bounds In this paper, we consider timeliness and energy optimization in battery-powered, dynamic

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    Ravindran, Binoy

    . An important technique used for optimizing the energy consumption of real-time embedded systems is dynamic in the physical world). Further, they are energy-critical, as they must operate on battery, with finite energy and minimizing the system's energy consumption, and not just the CPU's energy consumption. Moreover, such systems

  8. A time-dependent momentum-space density functional theoretical approach for electron transport dynamics in molecular devices

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    Chu, Shih-I

    for electron transport dynamics in molecular devices Zhongyuan Zhou(a) and Shih-I Chu Department of Chemistry and structures PACS 85.65.+h ­ Molecular electronic devices PACS 71.15.Pd ­ Molecular dynamics calculations (Carr) approach in momentum (P) space for the study of electron transport in molecular devices under arbitrary

  9. Abductive Reasoning, Belief Expansion and Nonmonotonic Consequence \\Lambda

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    Pagnucco, Maurice

    Abductive Reasoning, Belief Expansion and Nonmonotonic Consequence \\Lambda Maurice Pagnucco Abhaya operator known as abductive expansion which adds abductive inference to the belief expansion process. They develop rationality postulates for abductive belief expansion and provide a construction in terms

  10. Density functional approaches to collective phenomena in nuclei: Time-dependent density-functional theory for perturbative and non-perturbative nuclear dynamics

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    Takashi Nakatsukasa

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the basic concepts and our recent developments in the density functional approaches with the Skyrme functionals for describing nuclear dynamics at low energy. The time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT) is utilized for the exact linear response with an external perturbation. For description of collective dynamics beyond the perturbative regime, we present a theory of a decoupled collective submanifold to describe for a slow motion based on the TDDFT. Selected applications are shown to demonstrate the quality of their performance and feasibility. Advantages and disadvantages in the numerical aspects are also discussed.

  11. Cosmic Growth History and Expansion History

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    Linder, Eric V.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the expansion history dark energy equation of state,and growth history constraints on the dark energy equationand growth history constraints on the dark energy equation

  12. Generation capacity expansion in restructured energy markets.

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    Nanduri, Vishnuteja

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??With a significant number of states in the U.S. and countries around the world trading electricity in restructured markets, a sizeable proportion of capacity expansion… (more)

  13. Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security...

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    Year-in-Review: 2010 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S....

  14. Dynamics of dark energy

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    Edmund J. Copeland; M. Sami; Shinji Tsujikawa

    2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we review in detail a number of approaches that have been adopted to try and explain the remarkable observation of our accelerating Universe. In particular we discuss the arguments for and recent progress made towards understanding the nature of dark energy. We review the observational evidence for the current accelerated expansion of the universe and present a number of dark energy models in addition to the conventional cosmological constant, paying particular attention to scalar field models such as quintessence, K-essence, tachyon, phantom and dilatonic models. The importance of cosmological scaling solutions is emphasized when studying the dynamical system of scalar fields including coupled dark energy. We study the evolution of cosmological perturbations allowing us to confront them with the observation of the Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Structure and demonstrate how it is possible in principle to reconstruct the equation of state of dark energy by also using Supernovae Ia observational data. We also discuss in detail the nature of tracking solutions in cosmology, particle physics and braneworld models of dark energy, the nature of possible future singularities, the effect of higher order curvature terms to avoid a Big Rip singularity, and approaches to modifying gravity which leads to a late-time accelerated expansion without recourse to a new form of dark energy.

  15. Delayed Linear Expansion of Two Ultra-low Expansion Dental Stones

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    Oppedisano, Michael

    2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to measure the linear setting expansion of two ultra-low expansion dental stones used in definitive cast/ prosthesis fabrication which claim to have very low to no setting expansion. Five specimens of each material...

  16. Matched asymptotic expansions in financial engineering

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    Howison, Sam

    Matched asymptotic expansions in financial engineering Sam Howison OCIAM and Nomura Centre of the approach in `plain vanilla' option valuation, in valuation using a fast mean-reverting-stochastic expansions applied directly to stochastic processes of diffusion type is also proposed. Keywords: option

  17. Multipole Expansion Model in Gravitational Lensing

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    T. Fukuyama; Y. Kakigi; T. Okamura

    1997-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-transparent models of multipole expansion model and two point-mass model are analyzed from the catastrophe theory. Singularity behaviours of $2^n$-pole moments are discussed. We apply these models to triple quasar PG1115+080 and compare with the typical transparent model, softened power law spheroids. Multipole expansion model gives the best fit among them.

  18. Effect of dimerization on dynamics of spin-charge separation in Pariser-Parr-Pople model: A time-dependent density matrix renormalization group study

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    Tirthankar Dutta; S. Ramasesha

    2011-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect of static electron-phonon coupling, on real-time dynamics of spin and charge transport in $\\pi$-conjugated polyene chains. The polyene chain is modeled by the Pariser-Parr-Pople Hamiltonian with dimerized nearest-neighbor parameter $t_{0}(1+\\delta)$ for short bonds and $t_{0}(1-\\delta)$ for long bonds, and long-range electron-electron interactions. We follow the time evolution of the spin and charge using time-dependent density matrix renormalization group technique, when a hole is injected at one end of the chain in its ground state. We find that spin and charge dynamics followed through spin and charge velocities, depend both on chain length and extent of dimerization, $\\delta$. Analysis of the results requires focusing on physical quantities such as average spin and charge polarizations, particularly in the large dimerization limit. In the dimerization range 0.0 $\\le$ $\\delta$ $\\le$ 0.15, spin-charge dynamics is found to have a well defined behavior, with spin-charge separation (measured as the ratio of charge velocity to spin velocity) as well as, the total amount of charge and spin transported in a given time, along the chain, decreasing as dimerization increases. However, in the range 0.3 $\\le$ $\\delta$ $\\le$ 0.5, it is observed that the dynamics of spin and charge transport becomes complicated. It is observed that for large $\\delta$ values, spin-charge separation is suppressed and the injected hole fails to travel the entire length of the chain.

  19. Effect of dimerization on dynamics of spin-charge separation in Pariser-Parr-Pople model: A time-dependent DMRG study

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    Dutta, Tirthankar

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect of static electron-phonon coupling, on real-time dynamics of spin and charge transport in $\\pi$-conjugated polyene chains. The polyene chain is modeled by the Pariser-Parr-Pople Hamiltonian with dimerized nearest-neighbor parameter $t_{0}(1+\\delta)$ for short bonds and $t_{0}(1-\\delta)$ for long bonds, and long-range electron-electron interactions. We follow the time evolution of the spin and charge using time-dependent DMRG technique, when a hole is injected at one end of the chain in its ground state. We find that spin and charge dynamics followed through spin and charge velocities, depend both on chain length and extent of dimerization, $\\delta$. Analysis of the results requires focusing on physical quantities such as average spin and charge polarizations, particularly in the large dimerization limit. In the dimerization range 0.0 $\\le$ $\\delta$ $\\le$ 0.15, spin-charge dynamics is found to have a well defined behavior, with spin-charge separation (measured as the ratio of charge v...

  20. Spin dynamics in a spin-correlated radical pair of photosystem I. Pulsed time-resolved EPR at high magnetic field.

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    Poluektov, O. G.; Paschenko, S. V.; Utschig, L. M.; Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spin-dynamics of the spin-correlated radical pair (SCRP) P{sub 700}{sup +}A{sub 1A}{sup -} in the photosystem I (PSI) reaction center protein have been investigated with high-frequency (HF), time-resolved EPR spectroscopy. The superior spectral resolution of HF EPR enables spin-dynamics for both the donor and acceptor radicals in the pair to be monitored independently. Decay constants of each spin were measured as a function of temperature and compared to data obtained at X-band EPR. Relaxation times, T{sub 1}, and decay rates, k{sub S}, are the same at both X- and D-band magnetic fields. The spin-dynamics within the radical pair were determined from theoretical simulation of experimental time-resolved HF EPR spectra. At low temperatures, T < 60 K, the decay of the SCRP from the singlet state, k{sub S}, is the predominant process, while at high temperatures, T > 130 K, the T{sub 1} relaxation is much faster than k{sub S}. The recombination rate k{sub S} was observed to decrease as the temperature is increased. These EPR spectral results are in agreement with previously reported optical measurements of P{sub 700}{sup +}A{sub 1}{sup -} radical pair recombination.

  1. Dynamic reactor modeling with applications to SPR and ZEDNA.

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    Suo-Anttila, Ahti Jorma

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A dynamic reactor model has been developed for pulse-type reactor applications. The model predicts reactor power, axial and radial fuel expansion, prompt and delayed neutron population, and prompt and delayed gamma population. All model predictions are made as a function of time. The model includes the reactivity effect of fuel expansion on a dynamic timescale as a feedback mechanism for reactor power. All inputs to the model are calculated from first principles, either directly by solving systems of equations, or indirectly from Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP) derived results. The model does not include any empirical parameters that can be adjusted to match experimental data. Comparisons of model predictions to actual Sandia Pulse Reactor SPR-III pulses show very good agreement for a full range of pulse magnitudes. The model is also applied to Z-pinch externally driven neutron assembly (ZEDNA) type reactor designs to model both normal and off-normal ZEDNA operations.

  2. Critical Dynamics in the Early Universe

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    B. L. Hu

    1993-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Methods and concepts for the study of phase transitions mediated by a time-dependent order-parameter field in curved spacetimes are discussed. A practical example is the derivation of an effective (quasi-)potential for the description of `slow-roll' inflation in the early universe. We first summarize our early results on viewing the symmetry behavior of constant background fields in curved but static spacetimes as finite size effect, and the use of derivative expansions for constructing effective actions for slowly-varying background fields. We then introduce the notion of dynamical finite size effect to explain how an exponential expansion of the scale factor imparts a finite size to the system and how the symmetry behavior in de Sitter space can be understood qualitatively in this light. We reason why the exponential inflation can be described equivalently by a scale transformation, thus rendering this special class of dynamics as effectively static. Finally we show how, in this view, one can treat the class of `slow-roll' inflation as a dynamic perturbation off the effectively static class of exponential inflation and understand it as a dynamical critical phenomenon in cosmology.

  3. Inhomogeneous High Frequency Expansion-Free Gravitational Waves

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    C. Barrabes; P. A. Hogan

    2007-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a natural inhomogeneous generalization of high frequency plane gravitational waves. The waves are high frequency waves of the Kundt type whose null propagation direction in space-time has vanishing expansion, twist and shear but is not covariantly constant. The introduction of a cosmological constant is discussed in some detail and a comparison is made with high frequency gravity waves having wave fronts homeomorphic to 2-spheres.

  4. Influence of structure formation on the cosmic expansion

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    Clarkson, Chris; Ananda, Kishore; Larena, Julien [Cosmology and Gravity Group, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town (South Africa)

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect that the average backreaction of structure formation has on the dynamics of the cosmological expansion, within the concordance model. Our approach in the Poisson gauge is fully consistent up to second order in a perturbative expansion about a flat Friedmann background, including a cosmological constant. We discuss the key length scales which are inherent in any averaging procedure of this kind. We identify an intrinsic homogeneity scale that arises from the averaging procedure, beyond which a residual offset remains in the expansion rate and deceleration parameter. In the case of the deceleration parameter, this can lead to a quite large increase in the value, and may therefore have important ramifications for dark energy measurements, even if the underlying nature of dark energy is a cosmological constant. We give the intrinsic variance that affects the value of the effective Hubble rate and deceleration parameter. These considerations serve to add extra intrinsic errors to our determination of the cosmological parameters, and, in particular, may render attempts to measure the Hubble constant to percent precision overly optimistic.

  5. Time-resolved infrared absorption studies of the solvent-dependent vibrational relaxation dynamics of chlorine dioxide

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    Reid, Philip J.

    dioxide OClO dissolved in H2O, D2O, and acetonitrile. Following the photoexcitation at 401 nm and D2O, the vibrational-relaxation dynamics in acetonitrile are not well described by the theoretical models. Reproduction of the optical-density evolution in acetonitrile requires significant modification

  6. A time-dependent momentum-space density functional theoretical approach for electron transport dynamics in molecular devices

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    Chu, Shih-I; Zhou, Zhongyuan

    2009-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a time-dependent density functional theoretical (TDDFT) approach in momentum (\\mathcal{P} ) space for the study of electron transport in molecular devices under arbitrary biases. The basic equation of motion, which is a time...

  7. THE EXPANSION OF ACTIVE REGIONS INTO THE EXTENDED SOLAR CORONA

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    Morgan, Huw; Jeska, Lauren; Leonard, Drew, E-mail: hmorgan@aber.ac.uk [Sefydliad Mathemateg a Ffiseg, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BZ (United Kingdom)

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advanced image processing of Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO) C2 observations reveals the expansion of the active region closed field into the extended corona. The nested closed-loop systems are large, with an apparent latitudinal extent of 50 Degree-Sign , and expanding to heights of at least 12 R{sub Sun }. The expansion speeds are {approx}10 km s{sup -1} in the AIA/SDO field of view, below {approx}20 km s{sup -1} at 2.3 R{sub Sun }, and accelerate linearly to {approx}60 km s{sup -1} at 5 R{sub Sun }. They appear with a frequency of one every {approx}3 hr over a time period of around three days. They are not coronal mass ejections (CMEs) since their gradual expansion is continuous and steady. They are also faint, with an upper limit of 3% of the brightness of background streamers. Extreme ultraviolet images reveal continuous birth and expansion of hot, bright loops from a new active region at the base of the system. The LASCO images show that the loops span a radial fan-like system of streamers, suggesting that they are not propagating within the main coronal streamer structure. The expanding loops brighten at low heights a few hours prior to a CME eruption, and the expansion process is temporarily halted as the closed field system is swept away. Closed magnetic structures from some active regions are not isolated from the extended corona and solar wind, but can expand to large heights in the form of quiescent expanding loops.

  8. High-energy asymptotic expansion of the Green function for one-dimensional Fokker-Planck and Schrödinger equations

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    Toru Miyazawa

    2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A new formalism is presented for high-energy analysis of the Green function for Fokker-Planck and Schr\\"odinger equations in one dimension. Formulas for the asymptotic expansion in powers of the inverse wave number are derived, and conditions for the validity of the expansion are studied through the analysis of the remainder term. The short-time expansion of the Green function is also discussed.

  9. Transmission System Expansion Plans in View Point of Deterministic, Probabilistic and Security Reliability Criteria

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    Transmission System Expansion Plans in View Point of Deterministic, Probabilistic and Security control system as well as reasonable strength of grid originally. Because investment for power system the stability, and dynamic characteristics of the new system. A main reason of the separated work process

  10. SF2I.7.pdf CLEO:2014 2014 OSA Emission and expansion features of ns and fs laser ablation

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    Harilal, S. S.

    of an ambient leading to further excitation of plume species as well as enhancing excited molecular species and hydrodynamic expansion dynamics of ns and fs laser ablated metal plasmas in the presence of an ambient were studied. The structure and dynamics of both ns and fs plumes obtained from optical diagnostic

  11. Design Under Uncertainty Employing Stochastic Expansion Methods

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    Non-intrusive polynomial chaos expansion (PCE) and stochastic collocation (SC) meth- ods and ability to produce functional representations of stochastic variability. PCE estimates coefficients with both techniques for general probabilistic analysis problems. Once PCE or SC representations have been

  12. Low expansion superalloy with improved toughness

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    Smith, D.F.; Stein, L.I.; Hwang, I.S.

    1995-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A high strength, low coefficient of thermal expansion superalloy exhibiting improved toughness over a broad temperature range down to about 4 K is disclosed. The composition is adapted for use with wrought superconducting sheathing.

  13. Major Business Expansion Bond Program (Maine)

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    The Major Business Expansion Bond Program provides long-term, credit-enhanced financing up to $25,000,000 at taxable bond rates for businesses creating or retaining at least 50 jobs; up to $10,000...

  14. Brain choline concentration: early quantitative marker of ischemia and infarct expansion

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    Karaszewski, B.; Thomas, R.G.R.; Chappell, F.M.; Armitage, P.A.; Carpenter, T.K.; Lymer, G.K.S.; Dennis, M.S.; Marshall, I.; Wardlaw, J.M.

    –28) there were 108 infarct "non-expansion” voxels and 113 infarct "expansion” voxels (of which 80 were “complete expansion” and 33 “partial expansion” voxels). Brain choline concentration increased for each change in expansion category from "non-expansion", via...

  15. Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production...

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    Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina July 26, 2011 -...

  16. Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production...

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    15eswise2012p.pdf More Documents & Publications Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte...

  17. Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production...

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    15eswise2011p.pdf More Documents & Publications Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte Production Expansion of Novolyte Capacity for Lithium Ion Electrolyte...

  18. Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection...

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    Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance (SMU) Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance (SMU)...

  19. Time-resolved spectroscopy on epitaxial graphene in the infrared spectral range: relaxation dynamics and saturation behavior

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Time-resolved spectroscopy on epitaxial graphene in the infrared spectral range: relaxation graphene samples performed in a wide spectral range, namely from the near signatures of the highly doped graphene layers at the interface to Si

  20. J. Phys. Chem. 1994,98, 68856892 6885 A Multiple-Time-StepMolecular Dynamics Algorithm for Macromolecules

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    Berne, Bruce J.

    for Macromolecules Darryl D. Humphreys,+Richard A. Friesner, and Bruce J. Berne' Department of Chemistryintroduced an algorithm whereby the slower degrees of freedom are held constant for a number of smaller time

  1. Effects of restraint on expansion due to delayed ettringite formation

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    Bouzabata, Hassina [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 04 (France); Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Constantine (Algeria); Multon, Stephane, E-mail: multon@insa-toulouse.fr [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 04 (France); Sellier, Alain [Universite de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC (Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions), 135, avenue de Rangueil, F-31 077 Toulouse Cedex 04 (France); Houari, Hacene [Laboratoire Materiaux et Durabilite des Constructions, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Constantine (Algeria)

    2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Delayed ettringite formation (DEF) is a chemical reaction that causes expansion in civil engineering structures. The safety level of such damaged structures has to be reassessed. To do this, the mechanical conditions acting on DEF expansions have to be analysed and, in particular, the variation of strength with expansion and the effect of restraint on the DEF expansion. This paper highlights several points: DEF expansion is isotropic in stress-free conditions, compressive stresses decrease DEF expansion in the direction subjected to restraint and lead to cracks parallel to the restraint, and expansion measured in the stress-free direction of restrained specimens is not modified. Thus restraint causes a decrease of the volumetric expansion and DEF expansion under restraint is anisotropic. Moreover, the paper examines the correlation between DEF expansion and concrete damage, providing data that can be used for the quantification of the effect of stresses on DEF induced expansion.

  2. Hubble expansion and structure formation in the "running FLRW model" of the cosmic evolution

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    Javier Grande; Joan Sola; Spyros Basilakos; Manolis Plionis

    2011-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A new class of FLRW cosmological models with time-evolving fundamental parameters should emerge naturally from a description of the expansion of the universe based on the first principles of quantum field theory and string theory. Within this general paradigm, one expects that both the gravitational Newton's coupling, G, and the cosmological term, Lambda, should not be strictly constant but appear rather as smooth functions of the Hubble rate. This scenario ("running FLRW model") predicts, in a natural way, the existence of dynamical dark energy without invoking the participation of extraneous scalar fields. In this paper, we perform a detailed study of these models in the light of the latest cosmological data, which serves to illustrate the phenomenological viability of the new dark energy paradigm as a serious alternative to the traditional scalar field approaches. By performing a joint likelihood analysis of the recent SNIa data, the CMB shift parameter, and the BAOs traced by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, we put tight constraints on the main cosmological parameters. Furthermore, we derive the theoretically predicted dark-matter halo mass function and the corresponding redshift distribution of cluster-size halos for the "running" models studied. Despite the fact that these models closely reproduce the standard LCDM Hubble expansion, their normalization of the perturbation's power-spectrum varies, imposing, in many cases, a significantly different cluster-size halo redshift distribution. This fact indicates that it should be relatively easy to distinguish between the "running" models and the LCDM cosmology using realistic future X-ray and Sunyaev-Zeldovich cluster surveys.

  3. Atomistic Time-Domain Simulations of Light-Harvesting and Charge-Transfer Dynamics in Novel Nanoscale Materials for Solar Hydrogen Production.

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    Prezhdo, Oleg V.

    2012-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Funded by the DOE grant (i) we continued to study and analyze the atomistic detail of the electron transfer (ET) across the chromophore-TiO2 interface in Gratzel cell systems for solar hydrogen production. (ii) We extensively investigated the nature of photoexcited states and excited state dynamics in semiconductor quantum dots (QD) designed for photovoltaic applications. (iii) We continued a newly initiated research direction focusing on excited state properties and electron-phonon interactions in nanoscale carbon materials. Over the past year, the results of the DOE funded research were summarized in 3 review articles. 12 original manuscripts were written. The research results were reported in 28 invited talks at conferences and university seminars. 20 invitations were accepted for talks in the near future. 2 symposia at national and international meetings have being organized this year on topics closely related to the DOE funded project, and 2 more symposia have been planned for the near future. We summarized the insights into photoinduced dynamics of semiconductor QDs, obtained from our time-domain ab initio studies. QDs exhibit both molecular and bulk properties. Unlike either bulk or molecular materials, QD properties can be modified continuously by changing QD shape and size. However, the chemical and physical properties of molecular and bulk materials often contradict each other, which can lead to differing viewpoints about the behavior of QDs. For example, the molecular view suggests strong electron-hole and charge-phonon interactions, as well as slow energy relaxation due to mismatch between electronic energy gaps and phonon frequencies. In contrast, the bulk view advocates that the kinetic energy of quantum confinement is greater than electron-hole interactions, that charge-phonon coupling is weak, and that the relaxation through quasi-continuous bands is rapid. By synthesizing the bulk and molecular viewpoints, we clarified the controversies and provided a unified atomistic picture of the nature and dynamics of photoexcited states in semiconductor QDs. We also summarized our recent findings about the photoinduced electron dynamics at the chromophore-semiconductor interfaces from a time-domain ab initio perspective. The interface provides the foundation for a new, promising type of solar cell and presents a fundamentally important case study for several fields, including photo-, electro- and analytical chemistries, molecular electronics, and photography. Further, the interface offers a classic example of an interaction between an organic molecular species and an inorganic bulk material. Scientists employ different concepts and terminologies to describe molecular and solid states of matter, and these differences make it difficult to describe the interface with a single model. At the basic atomistic level of description, however, this challenge can be largely overcome. Recent advances in non-adiabatic molecular dynamics and time-domain density functional theory have created a unique opportunity for simulating the ultrafast, photoinduced processes on a computer very similar to the way that they occur in nature. These state-of-the-art theoretical tools offered a comprehensive picture of a variety of electron transfer processes that occur at the interface, including electron injection from the chromophore to the semiconductor, electron relaxation and delocalization inside the semiconductor, back-transfer of the electron to the chromophore and to the electrolyte, and regeneration of the neutral chromophore by the electrolyte. The ab initio time-domain modeling is particularly valuable for understanding these dynamic features of the ultrafast electron transfer processes, which cannot be represented by a simple rate description. We demonstrated using symmetry adapted cluster theory with configuration interaction (SAC-CI) that charging of small PbSe nanocrystals (NCs) greatly modifies their electronic states and optical excitations. Conduction and valence band transitions that are not available in neutral NCs dominate

  4. Entropic Time

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    Caticha, Ariel [Department of Physics, University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 (United States)

    2011-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The formulation of quantum mechanics within the framework of entropic dynamics includes several new elements. In this paper we concentrate on one of them: the implications for the theory of time. Entropic time is introduced as a book-keeping device to keep track of the accumulation of changes. One new feature is that, unlike other concepts of time appearing in the so-called fundamental laws of physics, entropic time incorporates a natural distinction between past and future.

  5. T-ABAC: An Attribute-Based Access Control Model for Real-Time Availability in Highly Dynamic Systems

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    Burmester, Mike

    of network technologies and standard communication pro- tocols. For example in cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as smart grids [1] and power plants [2] a bridge between the physical and cyber world is established making etc). In particular CPS deal with real-time events, either system-based or Nature-based, which cannot

  6. Earth Planets Space, 57, 895902, 2005 Short time-scale heating of the Earth's mantle by ice-sheet dynamics

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    Hanyk, Ladislav

    by modeling the linear response of a self-gravitating viscoelastic planet, the gravity field anoma- lies haveEarth Planets Space, 57, 895­902, 2005 Short time-scale heating of the Earth's mantle by ice-scale energy transfer from the ice sheet loading and unloading processes to the Earth's interior via viscous

  7. Expansion analyses of strategic petroleum reserve in Bayou Choctaw : revised locations.

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    Ehgartner, Brian L.; Park, Byoung Yoon

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes a series of three-dimensional simulations for the Bayou Choctaw Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The U.S. Department of Energy plans to leach two new caverns and convert one of the existing caverns within the Bayou Choctaw salt dome to expand its petroleum reserve storage capacity. An existing finite element mesh from previous analyses is modified by changing the locations of two caverns. The structural integrity of the three expansion caverns and the interaction between all the caverns in the dome are investigated. The impacts of the expansion on underground creep closure, surface subsidence, infrastructure, and well integrity are quantified. Two scenarios were used for the duration and timing of workover conditions where wellhead pressures are temporarily reduced to atmospheric pressure. The three expansion caverns are predicted to be structurally stable against tensile failure for both scenarios. Dilatant failure is not expected within the vicinity of the expansion caverns. Damage to surface structures is not predicted and there is not a marked increase in surface strains due to the presence of the three expansion caverns. The wells into the caverns should not undergo yield. The results show that from a structural viewpoint, the locations of the two newly proposed expansion caverns are acceptable, and all three expansion caverns can be safely constructed and operated.

  8. METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS

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    Fan, Ai-Hua

    METRIC PROPERTIES AND EXCEPTIONAL SETS OF THE OPPENHEIM EXPANSIONS OVER THE FIELD OF LAURENT SERIES in a large class of Oppenheim expansions of Laurent series, including Luroth, Engel, Sylvester expansions properties fail to hold. Key Words and Phrases Oppenheim expansions, Laurent series, #12;nite #12;eld

  9. Intermediate frequency band digitized high dynamic range radiometer system for plasma diagnostics and real-time Tokamak control

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    Bongers, W. A.; Beveren, V. van; Westerhof, E.; Goede, A. P. H.; Krijger, B.; Berg, M. A. van den; Graswinckel, M. F.; Schueller, F. C. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Thoen, D. J. [Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (Netherlands); Nuij, P. J. W. M. [Eindhoven University of Technology, Control Systems Technology Group, and Applied Physics Department, PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Baar, M. R. de; Donne, A. J. H.; Hennen, B. A. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Eindhoven University of Technology, Control Systems Technology Group, and Applied Physics Department, PO Box 513, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands); Kantor, M. [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, PO Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Forschungszentrum Juelich GMBH, Institute of Energy and Climate research, Plasma Physics, Association EURATOM-FZJ, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Ioffe Institute, RAS, Saint-Petersburg, 195256 (Russian Federation)

    2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    An intermediate frequency (IF) band digitizing radiometer system in the 100-200 GHz frequency range has been developed for Tokamak diagnostics and control, and other fields of research which require a high flexibility in frequency resolution combined with a large bandwidth and the retrieval of the full wave information of the mm-wave signals under investigation. The system is based on directly digitizing the IF band after down conversion. The enabling technology consists of a fast multi-giga sample analog to digital converter that has recently become available. Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) are implemented to accomplish versatile real-time data analysis. A prototype system has been developed and tested and its performance has been compared with conventional electron cyclotron emission (ECE) spectrometer systems. On the TEXTOR Tokamak a proof of principle shows that ECE, together with high power injected and scattered radiation, becomes amenable to measurement by this device. In particular, its capability to measure the phase of coherent signals in the spectrum offers important advantages in diagnostics and control. One case developed in detail employs the FPGA in real-time fast Fourier transform (FFT) and additional signal processing. The major benefit of such a FFT-based system is the real-time trade-off that can be made between frequency and time resolution. For ECE diagnostics this corresponds to a flexible spatial resolution in the plasma, with potential application in smart sensing of plasma instabilities such as the neoclassical tearing mode (NTM) and sawtooth instabilities. The flexible resolution would allow for the measurement of the full mode content of plasma instabilities contained within the system bandwidth.

  10. Expansion in a contracting industry

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    Prichard, S.L.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Many organizations have faced the distasteful task of downsizing, but it was probably dressed up in the euphemistic term {open_quotes}rightsizing{close_quotes}. Most of us would agree that our companies are not the correct size, but why is the {open_quotes}right{close_quotes} size always smaller and not larger? Mergers and acquisitions have also had their effects on many of our colleagues, if not us ourselves. Both of these circumstances have led to fundamental changes in organizational structures and power centers. As a business group flattens the hierarchy, there are fewer steps between those who do and those who manage. Work groups may now be constructed into teams based upon products or customers rather than in their functional areas, such as accounting or sales. Employee empowerment may not be the magic pill that many had hoped for, but it has altered how our businesses operate at practically every level. And as our individual businesses change, the very structure of the energy industry is changing as well. I know many people wish for the dust to settle, see who is left to compete with, and put all this uncomfortable change behind us. This is not about to happen any time soon. Utilities will be the next to feel the intense pressure to change.

  11. Dark Energy, Expansion History of the Universe, and SNAP

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    Eric V. Linder

    2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This talk presents a pedagogical discussion of how precision distance-redshift observations can map out the recent expansion history of the universe, including the present acceleration and the transition to matter dominated deceleration. The proposed Supernova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) will carry out observations determining the components and equations of state of the energy density, providing insights into the cosmological model, the nature of the accelerating dark energy, and potentially clues to fundamental high energy physics theories and gravitation. This includes the ability to distinguish between various dynamical scalar field models for the dark energy, as well as higher dimension and alternate gravity theories. A new, advantageous parametrization for the study of dark energy to high redshift is also presented.

  12. Expansion of a Fermi gas interacting with a Bose-Einstein condensate

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    F. Ferlaino; E. de Mirandes; G. Roati; G. Modugno; M. Inguscio

    2003-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the expansion of an atomic Fermi gas interacting attractively with a Bose-Einstein condensate. We find that the interspecies interaction affects dramatically both the expansion of the Fermi gas and the spatial distribution of the cloud in trap. We observe indeed a slower evolution of the radial-to-axial aspect ratio which reveals the importance of the mutual attraction between the two samples during the first phase of the expansion. For large atom numbers, we also observe a bimodal momentum distribution of the Fermi gas, which reflects directly the distribution of the mixture in trap. This effect allows us to extract information on the dynamics of the system at the collapse.

  13. Accelerated molecular dynamics methods

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    Perez, Danny [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The molecular dynamics method, although extremely powerful for materials simulations, is limited to times scales of roughly one microsecond or less. On longer time scales, dynamical evolution typically consists of infrequent events, which are usually activated processes. This course is focused on understanding infrequent-event dynamics, on methods for characterizing infrequent-event mechanisms and rate constants, and on methods for simulating long time scales in infrequent-event systems, emphasizing the recently developed accelerated molecular dynamics methods (hyperdynamics, parallel replica dynamics, and temperature accelerated dynamics). Some familiarity with basic statistical mechanics and molecular dynamics methods will be assumed.

  14. Climate Science: Tropical Expansion by Ocean Swing

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    Lu, Jian

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The tropical belt has become wider over the past decades, but climate models fall short of capturing the full rate of the expansion. The latest analysis of the climate simulations suggests that a long-term swing of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is the main missing cause.

  15. Polymer Expansions for Cycle LDPC Codes

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    Nicolas Macris; Marc Vuffray

    2012-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We prove that the Bethe expression for the conditional input-output entropy of cycle LDPC codes on binary symmetric channels above the MAP threshold is exact in the large block length limit. The analysis relies on methods from statistical physics. The finite size corrections to the Bethe expression are expressed through a polymer expansion which is controlled thanks to expander and counting arguments.

  16. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Dynamic-Tracking Directional Wireless Antennas for Low Powered Applications that Require Reliable Extended Range Operations in Time Critical Scenarios

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    Scott G. Bauer; Matthew O. Anderson; James R. Hanneman

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The proven value of DOD Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will ultimately transition to National and Homeland Security missions that require real-time aerial surveillance, situation awareness, force protection, and sensor placement. Public services first responders who routinely risk personal safety to assess and report a situation for emergency actions will likely be the first to benefit from these new unmanned technologies. ‘Packable’ or ‘Portable’ small class UAVs will be particularly useful to the first responder. They require the least amount of training, no fixed infrastructure, and are capable of being launched and recovered from the point of emergency. All UAVs require wireless communication technologies for real- time applications. Typically on a small UAV, a low bandwidth telemetry link is required for command and control (C2), and systems health monitoring. If the UAV is equipped with a real-time Electro-Optical or Infrared (EO/Ir) video camera payload, a dedicated high bandwidth analog/digital link is usually required for reliable high-resolution imagery. In most cases, both the wireless telemetry and real-time video links will be integrated into the UAV with unity gain omni-directional antennas. With limited on-board power and payload capacity, a small UAV will be limited with the amount of radio-frequency (RF) energy it transmits to the users. Therefore, ‘packable’ and ‘portable’ UAVs will have limited useful operational ranges for first responders. This paper will discuss the limitations of small UAV wireless communications. The discussion will present an approach of utilizing a dynamic ground based real-time tracking high gain directional antenna to provide extend range stand-off operation, potential RF channel reuse, and assured telemetry and data communications from low-powered UAV deployed wireless assets.

  17. 216-B-3 expansion ponds closure plan

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    Not Available

    1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the activities for clean closure under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) of the 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds. The 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds are operated by the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and co-operated by Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford). The 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds consists of a series of three earthen, unlined, interconnected ponds that receive waste water from various 200 East Area operating facilities. The 3A, 3B, and 3C ponds are referred to as Expansion Ponds because they expanded the capability of the B Pond System. Waste water (primarily cooling water, steam condensate, and sanitary water) from various 200 East Area facilities is discharged to the Bypass pipe (Project X-009). Water discharged to the Bypass pipe flows directly into the 216-B-3C Pond. The ponds were operated in a cascade mode, where the Main Pond overflowed into the 3A Pond and the 3A Pond overflowed into the 3C Pond. The 3B Pond has not received waste water since May 1985; however, when in operation, the 3B Pond received overflow from the 3A Pond. In the past, waste water discharges to the Expansion Ponds had the potential to have contained mixed waste (radioactive waste and dangerous waste). The radioactive portion of mixed waste has been interpreted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to be regulated under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; the dangerous waste portion of mixed waste is regulated under RCRA.

  18. Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics from Gravity

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    Sayantani Bhattacharyya; Veronika E Hubeny; Shiraz Minwalla; Mukund Rangamani

    2008-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Black branes in AdS5 appear in a four parameter family labeled by their velocity and temperature. Promoting these parameters to Goldstone modes or collective coordinate fields -- arbitrary functions of the coordinates on the boundary of AdS5 -- we use Einstein's equations together with regularity requirements and boundary conditions to determine their dynamics. The resultant equations turn out to be those of boundary fluid dynamics, with specific values for fluid parameters. Our analysis is perturbative in the boundary derivative expansion but is valid for arbitrary amplitudes. Our work may be regarded as a derivation of the nonlinear equations of boundary fluid dynamics from gravity. As a concrete application we find an explicit expression for the expansion of this fluid stress tensor including terms up to second order in the derivative expansion.

  19. Uncertainty Quantification in CO{sub 2} Sequestration Using Surrogate Models from Polynomial Chaos Expansion

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    Zhang, Yan; Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.

    2013-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, surrogate models are iteratively built using polynomial chaos expansion (PCE) and detailed numerical simulations of a carbon sequestration system. Output variables from a numerical simulator are approximated as polynomial functions of uncertain parameters. Once generated, PCE representations can be used in place of the numerical simulator and often decrease simulation times by several orders of magnitude. However, PCE models are expensive to derive unless the number of terms in the expansion is moderate, which requires a relatively small number of uncertain variables and a low degree of expansion. To cope with this limitation, instead of using a classical full expansion at each step of an iterative PCE construction method, we introduce a mixed-integer programming (MIP) formulation to identify the best subset of basis terms in the expansion. This approach makes it possible to keep the number of terms small in the expansion. Monte Carlo (MC) simulation is then performed by substituting the values of the uncertain parameters into the closed-form polynomial functions. Based on the results of MC simulation, the uncertainties of injecting CO{sub 2} underground are quantified for a saline aquifer. Moreover, based on the PCE model, we formulate an optimization problem to determine the optimal CO{sub 2} injection rate so as to maximize the gas saturation (residual trapping) during injection, and thereby minimize the chance of leakage.

  20. Infrared nanosecond laser-metal ablation in atmosphere: Initial plasma during laser pulse and further expansion

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    Wu, Jian; Wei, Wenfu; Li, Xingwen; Jia, Shenli; Qiu, Aici [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi 710049 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi 710049 (China)

    2013-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the dynamics of the nanosecond laser ablated plasma within and after the laser pulse irradiation using fast photography. A 1064 nm, 15 ns laser beam was focused onto a target made from various materials with an energy density in the order of J/mm{sup 2} in atmosphere. The plasma dynamics during the nanosecond laser pulse were observed, which could be divided into three stages: fast expansion, division into the primary plasma and the front plasma, and stagnation. After the laser terminated, a critical moment when the primary plasma expansion transited from the shock model to the drag model was resolved, and this phenomenon could be understood in terms of interactions between the primary and the front plasmas.

  1. Frostless heat pump having thermal expansion valves

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    Chen, Fang C. (Knoxville, TN); Mei, Viung C. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A heat pump system having an operable relationship for transferring heat between an exterior atmosphere and an interior atmosphere via a fluid refrigerant and further having a compressor, an interior heat exchanger, an exterior heat exchanger, a heat pump reversing valve, an accumulator, a thermal expansion valve having a remote sensing bulb disposed in heat transferable contact with the refrigerant piping section between said accumulator and said reversing valve, an outdoor temperature sensor, and a first means for heating said remote sensing bulb in response to said outdoor temperature sensor thereby opening said thermal expansion valve to raise suction pressure in order to mitigate defrosting of said exterior heat exchanger wherein said heat pump continues to operate in a heating mode.

  2. Locally-smeared operator product expansions

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    Monahan, Christopher; Orginos, Kostantinos

    2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a "locally-smeared Operator Product Expansion" (sOPE) to decompose non-local operators in terms of a basis of locally-smeared operators. The sOPE formally connects nonperturbative matrix elements of smeared degrees of freedom, determined numerically using the gradient flow, to non-local operators in the continuum. The nonperturbative matrix elements do not suffer from power-divergent mixing on the lattice, provided the smearing scale is kept fixed in the continuum limit. The presence of this smearing scale prevents a simple connection to the standard operator product expansion and therefore requires the construction of a two-scale formalism. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach using the example of real scalar field theory.

  3. Low thermal expansion seal ring support

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    Dewis, David W. (San Diego, CA); Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Today, the trend is to increase the temperature of operation of gas turbine engines. To cool the components with compressor discharge air, robs air which could otherwise be used for combustion and creates a less efficient gas turbine engine. The present low thermal expansion sealing ring support system reduces the quantity of cooling air required while maintaining life and longevity of the components. Additionally, the low thermal expansion sealing ring reduces the clearance "C","C'" demanded between the interface between the sealing surface and the tip of the plurality of turbine blades. The sealing ring is supported by a plurality of support members in a manner in which the sealing ring and the plurality of support members independently expand and contract relative to each other and to other gas turbine engine components.

  4. Expansion schemes for gravitational clustering: computing two-point and three-point functions

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    P. Valageas

    2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe various expansion schemes that can be used to study gravitational clustering. Obtained from the equations of motion or their path-integral formulation, they provide several perturbative expansions that are organized in different fashion or involve different partial resummations. We focus on the two-point and three-point correlation functions, but these methods also apply to all higher-order correlation and response functions. We present the general formalism, which holds for the gravitational dynamics as well as for similar models, such as the Zeldovich dynamics, that obey similar hydrodynamical equations of motion with a quadratic nonlinearity. We give our explicit analytical results up to one-loop order for the simpler Zeldovich dynamics. For the gravitational dynamics, we compare our one-loop numerical results with numerical simulations. We check that the standard perturbation theory is recovered from the path integral by expanding over Feynman's diagrams. However, the latter expansion is organized in a different fashion and it contains some UV divergences that cancel out as we sum all diagrams of a given order. Resummation schemes modify the scaling of tree and one-loop diagrams, which exhibit the same scaling over the linear power spectrum (contrary to the standard expansion). However, they do not significantly improve over standard perturbation theory for the bispectrum, unless one uses accurate two-point functions (e.g. a fit to the nonlinear power spectrum from simulations). Extending the range of validity to smaller scales, to reach the range described by phenomenological models, seems to require at least two-loop diagrams.

  5. Shock compression and expansion in central collisions

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    Danielewicz, P. [Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Institute for Nuclear Theory]|[Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Physics of central symmetric reactions of heavy nuclei, in the beam energy range from few tens of MeV to a couple of GeV per nucleon, is discussed. Within transport simulations, it is shown that shock fronts perpendicular to the beam axis form in the head-on reactions. The fronts propagate into projectile and target and they separate hot compressed matter from normal matter. With an increase of the impact parameter, the angle of inclination of fronts relative to the beam axis decreases, and in-between the fronts a weak tangential discontinuity develops. Hot matter exposed to the vacuum in directions perpendicular to the shock motion (and parallel to fronts), starts to expand sideways, early within reactions. Expansion in the direction of shock motion follows, after the shocks traverse nuclei, but due to the delay does not acquire same strength. Expansion affects angular distributions and mean-energy components, and further shapes of spectra and mean energies of different particles emitted into any one direction, and also particle yields. Both the anisotropy in the expansion and a collective motion associated with the weak discontinuity, affect the magnitude of sideward flow within reaction plane. Differences in mean particle energy components in and out of the reaction plane in semicentral collisions, depend sensitively on the relative magnitude of shock speed in normal matter and speed of sound in hot matter. The missing energy, considered in the past in association with low measured pion-multiplicity in central reactions, may be identified with the energy of collective expansion.

  6. Earth pressures and deformations in civil infrastructure in expansive soils

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    Hong, Gyeong Taek

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation includes the three major parts of the study: volume change, and lateral earth pressure due to suction change in expansive clay soils, and design of civil infrastructure drilled pier, retaining wall and pavement in expansive soils...

  7. Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion...

  8. An Expansion in the Exponent for Compound Binomial Approximations

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    Roos, Bero

    distributions. One paper in this direction was published by Bikelis [5], who proposed an expansion, which identic

  9. A test of Taylor- and modified Taylor-expansion

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    Max Wilfling; Christof Gattringer

    2014-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare Taylor expansion and a modified variant of Taylor expansion, which incorporates features of the fugacity series, for expansions in the chemical potential around a zero-density lattice field theory. As a first test we apply both series to the cases of free fermions and free bosons. Convergence and other properties are analyzed.

  10. Grid cell firing patterns signal environmental novelty by expansion

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    Burgess, Neil

    Grid cell firing patterns signal environmental novelty by expansion Caswell Barrya,b,c,1 , Lin Lin novelty causes the spatial firing patterns of grid cells to expand in scale and reduce in regularity firing fields remapped and showed a smaller, temporary expansion. Grid expansion provides a potential

  11. Exploring Small-Scale Meat Processing Expansions in Iowa

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    Debinski, Diane M.

    Exploring Small-Scale Meat Processing Expansions in Iowa A Technical Report Submitted@iastate.edu #12;2Exploring Small-Scale Meat Processing Expansions in Iowa April 2011 Overview of Findings Iowa;3Exploring Small-Scale Meat Processing Expansions in Iowa April 2011 Introduction Iowa is a national leader

  12. Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media with thin slot S-SAM Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media with thin slot ­ p.1/38 inria-00528070 of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media with thin slot ­ p.2/38 inria-00528070,version1-21Oct

  13. Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media with thin slot S-SAM Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media with thin slot ­ p.1/29 inria-00528072 The wavelength The width of the slot ¡ Matching of asymptotic expansions for the wave propagation in media

  14. The Spatial Expansion and Ecological Footprint of Fisheries (1950 to Present)

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    Pauly, Daniel

    /longitude ocean grid system and trace the change in their status over the 56-year time period. This result highlights the global scale expansion in marine fisheries, from the coastal waters off North Atlantic population of flatfish and other bottom fish they were targeting, and they had to move offshore, gradually

  15. Lattice-structures and constructs with designed thermal expansion coefficients

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    Spadaccini, Christopher; Hopkins, Jonathan

    2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A thermal expansion-managed lattice structure having a plurality of unit cells each having flexure bearing-mounted tabs supported on a base and actuated by thermal expansion of an actuator having a thermal expansion coefficient greater than the base and arranged so that the tab is inwardly displaced into a base cavity. The flexure bearing-mounted tabs are connected to other flexure-bearing-mounted tabs of adjacent unit cells so that the adjacent unit cells are spaced from each other to accommodate thermal expansion of individual unit cells while maintaining a desired bulk thermal expansion coefficient of the lattice structure as a whole.

  16. Calculations of Surface Thermal-Expansion

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    KENNER, VE; Allen, Roland E.

    1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the quasiharmon- ic approximation (plus the Lennard-Jones potential) predicts values of e???which are too large. " The monic approximation (plus the Lennard- Jones poten- 0 20 40 TEMPERATURE T 60 FIG. 9. Surface thermal expansion for Xe. tial) thus tend... to cancel, so that our results are more accurate than those obtained in more rigorous calcu- lations based on the quasihar monic approximation. The bulk results shown in Figs. 1-6 were ob- tained for a slab having a (111)surface orientation...

  17. Scaling between structural relaxation and caged dynamics in Ca_{0.4}K_0.6(NO_{3})_{1.4} and glycerol: free volume, time scales and implications for the pressure-energy correlations

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    Alistar Ottochian; Dino Leporini

    2011-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The scaling of the slow structural relaxation with the fast caged dynamics is evidenced in the molten salt Ca_{0.4}K_{0.6}(NO_{3}$)_{1.4} (CKN) over about thirteen decades of the structural relaxation time. Glycerol caling was analyzed in detail. In glycerol, the short-time mean-square displacement , a measure of the caged dynamics, is contributed by free-volume. It is seen that, in order to evidence the scaling, the observation time of the fast dynamics must be shorter than the time scales of the relaxation processes. Systems with both negligible (like CKN, glycerol and network glassformers) and high (like van der Waals liquids and polymers) pressure-energy correlations exhibit the scaling between the slow relaxation and the fast caged dynamics. According to the available experiments, an isomorph-invariant expression of the master curve of the scaled data is not distinguishable from a simpler not-invariant expression. Instead, the latter grees better with the simulations on a wide class of model polymers.

  18. Growth of Cosmic Structure: Probing Dark Energy Beyond Expansion

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    Huterer D.; May M.; Kirkby, D.; Bean, R.; Connolly, A.; Dawson, K; Dodelson, S.; Evrard, A.; Jain, B.; Jarvis, M.; Linder, E.; Mandelbaum, R.; Raccanelli, A.; Reid, B; Rozo, E.; Schmidt, F.; Sehgal, N.; Slosar, A.; Van Engelen, A.; Wu, H-Y.; Zhao, G.

    2015-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantity and quality of cosmic structure observations have greatly accelerated in recent years, and further leaps forward will be facilitated by imminent projects. These will enable us to map the evolution of dark and baryonic matter density fluctuations over cosmic history. The way that these fluctuations vary over space and time is sensitive to several pieces of fundamental physics: the primordial perturbations generated by GUT-scale physics; neutrino masses and interactions; the nature of dark matter and dark energy. We focus on the last of these here: the ways that combining probes of growth with those of the cosmic expansion such as distance-redshift relations will pin down the mechanism driving the acceleration of the Universe.

  19. Ultracold plasma expansion as a function of charge neutrality

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    Witte, Craig; Roberts, Jacob L. [Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 (United States)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultracold plasmas (UCPs) are created under conditions of near but not perfect neutrality. In the limit of zero electron temperature, electron screening results in non-neutrality manifesting itself as an interior region of the UCP with both electrons and ions and an exterior region composed primarily of ions. The interior region is the region of the most scientific interest for 2-component ultracold plasma physics. This work presents a theoretical model through which the time evolution of non-neutral UCPs is calculated. Despite Debye screening lengths much smaller than the characteristic plasma spatial size, model calculations predict that the expansion rate and the electron temperature of the UCP interior is sensitive to the neutrality of the UCP. The predicted UCP dependence on neutrality has implications for the correct measurement of several UCP properties, such as electron temperature, and a proper understanding of evaporative cooling of the electrons in the UCP.

  20. Is Hubble's Expansion due to Dark Energy

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    R. C. Gupta; Anirudh Pradhan

    2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    {\\it The universe is expanding} is known (through Galaxy observations) since 1929 through Hubble's discovery ($V = H D$). Recently in 1999, it is found (through Supernovae observations) that the universe is not simply expanding but is accelerating too. We, however, hardly know only $4\\%$ of the universe. The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite observational data suggest $73\\%$ content of the universe in the form of dark-energy, $23\\%$ in the form of non-baryonic dark-matter and the rest $4\\%$ in the form of the usual baryonic matter. The acceleration of the universe is ascribed to this dark-energy with bizarre properties (repulsive-gravity). The question is that whether Hubble's expansion is just due to the shock of big-bang & inflation or it is due to the repulsive-gravity of dark-energy? Now, it is believed to be due to dark-energy, say, by re-introducing the once-discarded cosmological-constant $\\Lambda$. In the present paper, it is shown that `the formula for acceleration due to dark-energy' is (almost) exactly of same-form as `the acceleration formula from the Hubble's law'. Hence, it is concluded that: yes, `indeed it is the dark-energy responsible for the Hubble's expansion too, in-addition to the current on-going acceleration of the universe'.

  1. Viscous fluid dynamics in Au+Au collisions at RHIC

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    A. K. Chaudhuri

    2008-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the space-time evolution of minimally viscous ($\\frac{\\eta}{s}$=0.08) QGP fluid, undergoing boost-invariant longitudinal motion and arbitrary transverse expansion. Relaxation equations for the shear stress tensor components, derived from the phenomenological Israel-Stewart's theory of dissipative relativistic fluid, are solved simultaneously with the energy-momentum conservation equations. Comparison of evolution of ideal and viscous fluid, both initialized under the similar conditions, e.g. same equilibration time, energy density and velocity profile, indicate that in viscous fluid, energy density or temperature of the fluid evolve slowly than in an ideal fluid. Transverse expansion is also more in viscous evolution. We have also studied particle production in viscous dynamics. Compared to ideal dynamics, in viscous dynamics, particle yield at high $p_T$ is increased. Elliptic flow on the other hand decreases. Minimally viscous QGP fluid, initialized at entropy density $s_{ini}$=110 $fm^{-3}$ at the initial time $\\tau_i$=0.6 fm, if freeze-out at temperature $T_F$=130 MeV, explains the centrality dependence of $p_T$ spectra of identified particles. Experimental $p_T$ spectra of $\\pi^-$, $K^+$ and protons in 0-5%, 5-10%, 10-20%, 20-30%, 30-40% and 40-50% Au+Au collisions are well reproduced through out the experimental $p_T$ range. This is in contrast to ideal dynamics, where, the spectra are reproduced only up to $p_T\\approx$1.5 GeV. Minimally viscous QGP fluid, also explain the elliptic flow in mid-central (10-20%, 16-23%, 20-30%) collisions. The minimum bias elliptic flow is also explained. However, the model under-predict/over-predict the elliptic flow in very central/peripheral collisions.

  2. Using femtosecond electron pulses as an imaging tool, we can probe ultrafast dynamics by taking snapshots at different time delays. By using femtosecond electron diffraction (FED),

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    Weston, Ken

    Abstract Using femtosecond electron pulses as an imaging tool, we can probe ultrafast dynamics correlation. Additionally, ultrafast electron shadow imaging (UESI) can explore the dynamics of laser induced System The femtosecond "camera" mentioned above is comprised of an amplified femtosecond pulsed laser

  3. Towards a proof of the equivalence between FRW background expansion and statistical isotropy

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    Rodriguez, Yeinzon; Nieto, Carlos M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We will expose in this paper our advances towards a proof of the equivalence between FRW background expansion, during some period of time that contains primordial inflation, and the statistical isotropy of the primordial curvature perturbation $\\zeta$ at the end of this period of time. Our motivation rests on the growing interest in the existence of a preferred direction in the Universe hinted by the continuous presence of anomalies in the CMB data.

  4. Does fluoride disrupt hydrogen bond network in cationic lipid bilayer? Time-dependent fluorescence shift of Laurdan and molecular dynamics simulations

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    Pokorna, Sarka; Jurkiewicz, Piotr; Hof, Martin, E-mail: martin.hof@jh-inst.cas.cz [J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Dolejskova 3, 18223 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Vazdar, Mario [Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rudjer Boškovi? Institute, P.O.B. 180, HR-10002 Zagreb (Croatia); Cwiklik, Lukasz [J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Dolejskova 3, 18223 Prague 8 (Czech Republic); Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Jungwirth, Pavel [Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Flemingovo nám. 2, 16610 Prague 6 (Czech Republic); Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 692, FI-33101 Tampere (Finland)

    2014-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-dependent fluorescence shift (TDFS) of Laurdan embedded in phospholipid bilayers reports on hydration and mobility of the phospholipid acylgroups. Exchange of H{sub 2}O with D{sub 2}O prolongs the lifetime of lipid-water and lipid-water-lipid interactions, which is reflected in a significantly slower TDFS kinetics. Combining TDFS measurements in H{sub 2}O and D{sub 2}O hydrated bilayers with atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations provides a unique tool for characterization of the hydrogen bonding at the acylgroup level of lipid bilayers. In this work, we use this approach to study the influence of fluoride anions on the properties of cationic bilayers composed of trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP). The results obtained for DOTAP are confronted with those for neutral phosphatidylcholine (DOPC) bilayers. Both in DOTAP and DOPC H{sub 2}O/D{sub 2}O exchange prolongs hydrogen-bonding lifetime and does not disturb bilayer structure. These results are confirmed by MD simulations. TDFS experiments show, however, that for DOTAP this effect is cancelled in the presence of fluoride ions. We interpret these results as evidence that strongly hydrated fluoride is able to steal water molecules that bridge lipid carbonyls. Consequently, when attracted to DOTAP bilayer, fluoride disrupts the local hydrogen-bonding network, and the differences in TDFS kinetics between H{sub 2}O and D{sub 2}O hydrated bilayers are no longer observed. A distinct behavior of fluoride is also evidenced by MD simulations, which show different lipid-ion binding for Cl{sup ?} and F{sup ?}.

  5. $1/d$ Expansion for $k$-Core Percolation

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    A. B. Harris; J. M. Schwarz

    2005-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The physics of $k$-core percolation pertains to those systems whose constituents require a minimum number of $k$ connections to each other in order to participate in any clustering phenomenon. Examples of such a phenomenon range from orientational ordering in solid ortho-para ${\\rm H}_2$ mixtures to the onset of rigidity in bar-joint networks to dynamical arrest in glass-forming liquids. Unlike ordinary ($k=1$) and biconnected ($k=2$) percolation, the mean field $k\\ge3$-core percolation transition is both continuous and discontinuous, i.e. there is a jump in the order parameter accompanied with a diverging length scale. To determine whether or not this hybrid transition survives in finite dimensions, we present a $1/d$ expansion for $k$-core percolation on the $d$-dimensional hypercubic lattice. We show that to order $1/d^3$ the singularity in the order parameter and in the susceptibility occur at the same value of the occupation probability. This result suggests that the unusual hybrid nature of the mean field $k$-core transition survives in high dimensions.

  6. Thermal expansion recovery microscopy: Practical design considerations

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    Mingolo, N., E-mail: nmingol@fi.uba.ar; Martínez, O. E. [Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paseo Colon 850, 1063 Buenos Aires (Argentina)] [Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paseo Colon 850, 1063 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study of relevant parameters for the design and operation of a photothermal microscope technique recently introduced is presented. The technique, named thermal expansion recovery microscopy (ThERM) relies in the measurement of the defocusing introduced by a surface that expands and recovers upon the heating from a modulated source. A new two lens design is presented that can be easily adapted to commercial infinite conjugate microscopes and the sensitivity to misalignment is analyzed. The way to determine the beam size by means of a focus scan and the use of that same scan to verify if a thermoreflectance signal is overlapping with the desired ThERM mechanism are discussed. Finally, a method to cancel the thermoreflectance signal by an adequate choice of a nanometric coating is presented.

  7. OMV studies ethylene expansion in Germany

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    NONE

    1996-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    OMV(Vienna) is evaluating plans to debottleneck its ethylene plant at Burghausen from 310,000 m.t./year to at least 400,000 m.t./year. Senior v.p. Jochen Berger says OMV is studying the limits to which the cracker can be expanded. {open_quotes}We`re pretty sure we can go to 400,000 m.t./year, but in two months we`ll have a better idea,{close_quotes} says Berger. The expansion will also depend on the future requirements of downstream operations at the Burghausen site, which include OMV plastics subsidiary PCD`s high-density polyethylene and polypropylene units and the vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride units operated by Hoechst-Wacker joint venture Vinnolit.

  8. EMPIRE ULTIMATE EXPANSION: RESONANCES AND COVARIANCES.

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    HERMAN,M.; MUGHABGHAB, S.F.; OBLOZINSKY, P.; ROCHMAN, D.; PIGNI, M.T.; KAWANO, T.; CAPOTE, R.; ZERKIN, V.; TRKOV, A.; SIN, M.; CARSON, B.V.; WIENKE, H. CHO, Y.-S.

    2007-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The EMPIRE code system is being extended to cover the resolved and unresolved resonance region employing proven methodology used for the production of new evaluations in the recent Atlas of Neutron Resonances. Another directions of Empire expansion are uncertainties and correlations among them. These include covariances for cross sections as well as for model parameters. In this presentation we concentrate on the KALMAN method that has been applied in EMPIRE to the fast neutron range as well as to the resonance region. We also summarize role of the EMPIRE code in the ENDF/B-VII.0 development. Finally, large scale calculations and their impact on nuclear model parameters are discussed along with the exciting perspectives offered by the parallel supercomputing.

  9. Systematic expansion for infrared oscillator basis extrapolations

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    R. J. Furnstahl; S. N. More; T. Papenbrock

    2014-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent work has demonstrated that the infrared effects of harmonic oscillator basis truncations are well approximated by imposing a partial-wave Dirichlet boundary condition at a properly identified radius L. This led to formulas for extrapolating the corresponding energy E_L and other observables to infinite L and thus infinite basis size. Here we reconsider the energy for a two-body system with a Dirichlet boundary condition at L to identify and test a consistent and systematic expansion for E_L that depends only on observables. We also generalize the energy extrapolation formula to nonzero angular momentum, and apply it to the deuteron. Formulas given previously for extrapolating the radius are derived in detail.

  10. PHOTOSPHERIC RADIUS EXPANSION IN SUPERBURST PRECURSORS FROM NEUTRON STARS

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    Keek, L., E-mail: keek@nscl.msu.edu [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

    2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermonuclear runaway burning of carbon is in rare cases observed from accreting neutron stars as day-long X-ray flares called superbursts. In the few cases where the onset is observed, superbursts exhibit a short precursor burst at the start. In each instance, however, the data are of insufficient quality for spectral analysis of the precursor. Using data from the propane anti-coincidence detector of the Proportional Counter Array instrument on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, we perform the first detailed time-resolved spectroscopy of precursors. For a superburst from 4U 1820-30 we demonstrate the presence of photospheric radius expansion. We find the precursor to be 1.4-2 times more energetic than other short bursts from this source, indicating that the burning of accreted helium is insufficient to explain the full precursor. Shock heating would be able to account for the shortfall in energy. We argue that this precursor is a strong indication that the superburst starts as a detonation, and that a shock induces the precursor. Furthermore, we employ our technique to study the superexpansion phase of the same superburst in greater detail.

  11. Simulation studies of slow dynamics of hydration water in lysozyme : hydration level dependence and comparison with experiment using new time domain analysis

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    Kim, Chansoo, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A series of Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations using the GROMACS® package has been performed in this thesis. It is used to mimic and simulate the hydration water in Lysozyme with three different hydration levels (h = 0.3, ...

  12. Why do mixed quantum-classical methods describe short-time dynamics through conical intersections so well? Analysis of geometric phase effects

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    Gherib, Rami; Izmaylov, Artur F

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Adequate simulation of non-adiabatic dynamics through conical intersection requires account for a non-trivial geometric phase (GP) emerging in electronic and nuclear wave-functions in the adiabatic representation. Popular mixed quantum-classical (MQC) methods, surface hopping and Ehrenfest, do not carry a nuclear wave-function to be able to incorporate the GP into nuclear dynamics. Surprisingly, the MQC methods reproduce ultra-fast interstate crossing dynamics generated with the exact quantum propagation so well as if they contained information about the GP. Using two-dimensional linear vibronic coupling models we unravel how the MQC methods can effectively mimic the most significant dynamical GP effects: 1) compensation for repulsive diagonal second order non-adiabatic couplings and 2) transfer enhancement for a fully cylindrically symmetric component of a nuclear distribution.

  13. Nuclear dynamical diffraction using synchrotron radiation

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    Brown, D.E.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The scattering of synchrotron radiation by nuclei is extensively explored in this thesis. From the multipole electric field expansion resulting from time-dependent nonrelativistic perturbation theory, a dynamical scattering theory is constructed. This theory is shown, in the many particle limit, to be equivalent to the semi-classical approach where a quantum mechanical scattering amplitude is used in the Maxwell inhomogeneous wave equation. The Moessbauer specimen whose low-lying energy levels were probed is a ferromagnetic lattice of {sup 57}Fe embedded in a yttrium iron garnet (YIG) crystal matrix. The hyperfine fields in YIG thin films were studied at low and room temperature using time-resolved quantum beat spectroscopy. Nuclear hyperfine structure quantum beats were measured using a fast plastic scintillator coincidence photodetector and associated electronics having a time resolution of 2.5 nsec. The variation of the quantum beat patterns near the Bragg [0 0 2] diffraction peak gave a Lamb-Moessbauer factor of 8.2{plus_minus}0.4. Exploring characteristic dynamical features in the higher order YIG [0 0 10] reflection revealed that one of the YIG crystals had bifurcated into two different layers. The dynamics of nuclear superradiance was explored. This phenomenon includes the radiative speedup exhibited by a collective state of particles, and, in striking concurrence, resonance frequency shifts. A speedup of a factor of 4 in the total decay rate and a beat frequency shift of 1{1/2} natural resonance linewidths were observed. Nuclear resonance scattering was also found to be a useful way of performing angular interferometry experiments, and it was used to observe the phase shift of a rotated quantum state. On the whole, nuclear dynamical diffraction theory has superbly explained many of the fascinating features of resonant magnetic dipole radiation scattered by a lattice of nuclei.

  14. A web-based approach to image-based lighting using high dynamic range images and QuickTime object virtual reality

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    Cuellar, Tamara Melissa

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A WEB-BASED APPROACH TO IMAGE-BASED LIGHTING USING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES AND QUICKTIME ™ OBJECT VIRTUAL REALITY A Thesis by TAMARA CUELLAR Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 2008 Major Subject: Visualization Sciences A WEB-BASED APPROACH TO IMAGE-BASED LIGHTING USING HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES AND QUICKTIME ™ OBJECT VIRTUAL REALITY A...

  15. Load Expansion of Stoichiometric HCCI Using Spark Assist and...

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    of Stoichiometric HCCI Using Spark Assist and Hydraulic Valve Actuation Load Expansion of Stoichiometric HCCI Using Spark Assist and Hydraulic Valve Actuation Presentation given at...

  16. FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and...

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    FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies Home > Groups > Utility Rate Graham7781's picture Submitted by...

  17. accelerated cosmic expansion: Topics by E-print Network

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    an accelerated expansion (cosmological constant, quintessence) introduce a component of dark energy besides standard'' cold dark matter (CDM) we resort to a phenomenological...

  18. Load Expansion with Diesel/Gasoline RCCI for Improved Engine...

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    with DieselGasoline RCCI for Improved Engine Efficiency and Emissions Load Expansion with DieselGasoline RCCI for Improved Engine Efficiency and Emissions This poster will...

  19. Horizon surface gravity as 2d geodesic expansion

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    Ted Jacobson; Renaud Parentani

    2008-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The surface gravity of any Killing horizon, in any spacetime dimension, can be interpreted as a local, two-dimensional expansion rate seen by freely falling observers when they cross the horizon. Any two-dimensional congruence of geodesics invariant under the Killing flow can be used to define this expansion, provided that the observers have unit Killing energy.

  20. POSITIVITY CASES, ESTIMATES AND ASYMPTOTIC EXPANSIONS FOR CONDENSER CAPACITIES.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    POSITIVITY CASES, ESTIMATES AND ASYMPTOTIC EXPANSIONS FOR CONDENSER CAPACITIES. ALAIN BONNAF´E Abstract. We study positivity cases, estimates and asymptotic expansions of condenser p the internal part of the condenser has a non-empty interior. The study of the point and its approximation

  1. The effective pyroelectric and thermal expansion coefficients of ferroelectric ceramics

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    Li, Jiangyu

    The effective pyroelectric and thermal expansion coefficients of ferroelectric ceramics JiangYu Li an estimate on the effective pyroelectric and thermal expansion coefficients of fer- roelectric ceramics, and thermal-medical diagnostics (Cross, 1993). A ceramic made of pyroelectric grains does not necessarily

  2. ON PROVING FUTURE STABILITY OF COSMOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS WITH ACCELERATED EXPANSION

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    Ringström, Hans

    ON PROVING FUTURE STABILITY OF COSMOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS WITH ACCELERATED EXPANSION HANS RINGSTR at an accelerated rate. As a consequence, it is of interest to prove that cosmological solutions to Ein- stein's equations with accelerated expansion are future stable. That is the topic of the present contribution

  3. Effects of Electromagnetic Field on The Collapse and Expansion of Anisotropic Gravitating Source

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    G. Abbas

    2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is devoted to study the effects of electromagnetic on the collapse and expansion of anisotropic gravitating source. For this purpose, we have evaluated the generating solutions of Einstein-Maxwell field equations with spherically symmetric anisotropic gravitating source. We found that a single function generates the various anisotropic solutions. In this case every generating function involves an arbitrary function of time which can be chosen to fit several astrophysical time profiles. Two physical phenomenon occur, one is gravitational collapse and other is the cosmological expanding solution. In both cases electromagnetic field effects the anisotropy of the model. For collapse the anisotropy is increased while for expansion it deceases from maximum value to finite positive value. In case of collaps there exits two horizons like in case of Reissner-Nordstr$\\ddot{o}$m metric.

  4. First-principles study on negative thermal expansion of PbTiO{sub 3}

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    Wang, Fangfang; Chen, Jun; Xing, Xianran, E-mail: xing@ustb.edu.cn [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)] [Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China); Xie, Ying; Fu, Honggang [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)

    2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

    It is well known that perovskite-type PbTiO{sub 3} behaves negative thermal expansion in a wide temperature range from room temperature to Curie temperature (763?K). The present study reports the first-principles study of the anisotropic thermal expansion of PbTiO{sub 3}, in the framework of the density-functional theory and the density-functional perturbation theory. The curve of temperature dependence of the unit cell volume is presented from 20 to 520?K through the calculation of the minimum of total free energy at each temperature point. The negative thermal expansion of PbTiO{sub 3} is calculated without empirical parameters. Furthermore, the distinctive thermodynamic act of PbTiO{sub 3} from expanding to contracting at tetragonal phase is reproduced. The ab-initio calculations reveal that this unique appearance depends on the phonon vibration. The dynamical contributions of various atoms are also calculated to account for the disparate role of Pb-O and Ti-O bond.

  5. Gauge-invariant Green function dynamics: A unified approach

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    Swiecicki, Sylvia D., E-mail: sswiecic@physics.utoronto.ca; Sipe, J.E., E-mail: sipe@physics.utoronto.ca

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a gauge-invariant description of Green function dynamics introduced by means of a generalized Peirels phase involving an arbitrary differentiable path in space–time. Two other approaches to formulating a gauge-invariant description of systems, the Green function treatment of Levanda and Fleurov [M. Levanda, V. Fleurov, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 6 (1994) 7889] and the usual multipolar expansion for an atom, are shown to arise as special cases of our formalism. We argue that the consideration of paths in the generalized Peirels phase that do not lead to introduction of an effective gauge-invariant Hamiltonian with polarization and magnetization fields may prove useful for the treatment of the response of materials with short electron correlation lengths. -- Highlights: •Peirels phase for an arbitrary path in space–time established. •Gauge-invariant Green functions and the Power–Zienau–Wooley transformation connected. •Limitations on possible polarization and magnetization fields established.

  6. Mesoscopic structuring and dynamics of alcohol/water solutions probed by Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy and Pulsed Field Gradient Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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    Li, Ruoyu; D'Agostino, Carmine; McGregor, James; Mantle, Michael D.; Zeitler, J. Axel; Gladden, Lynn F.

    2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    in the structure of alcohol/water mixtures. Taking aqueous ethanol as a representative example, excess enthalpy, heat capacity, diffusivity, and viscosity all exhibit maxima or minima at ?15?20 mol %;12,16,20?23 this is attributable to Received: March 20, 2014... dielectric spectroscopy and the results were compared to femtosecond infrared pump? probe studies. By investigating a range of concentrations of aqueous tetramethylurea solutions it was found that the dynamics of the water molecules in close vicinity...

  7. Relativistic plasma expansion with Maxwell-Juettner distribution

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    Huang, Yongsheng; Wang, Naiyan; Tang, Xiuzhang; Shi, Yijin [China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China)] [China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413 (China)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A self-similar analytical solution is proposed to describe the relativistic ion acceleration with the local Maxwell-Juettner relativistic distribution electrons. It is an alternative to the existing static model [M. Passoni and M. Lontano, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 115001 (2008)], which exploits a limited solution for the acceleration potential. With our model, the potential is finite naturally and has an upper limitation proportional to the square root of the electron temperature. The divergent potential in the non-relativistic case is the linear items of the Taylor expansion of that obtained relativistic one here. The energy distribution of ions and the dependence of the ion momentum on the acceleration time are obtained analytically. Maximum ion energy has an upper limitation decided by the finite potential difference. In the ultra-relativistic region, the ion energy at the ion front is proportional to t{sup 4/5} and the energy of the ions behind the ion front is proportional to t{sup 2/3} since the field there is shielded by the ions beyond them and the field at the ion front is the most intense.

  8. On equivalence of high temperature series expansion and coupling parameter series expansion in thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids

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    Sai Venkata Ramana, A., E-mail: asaivenk@barc.gov.in [Theoretical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085 (India)

    2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The coupling parameter series expansion and the high temperature series expansion in the thermodynamic perturbation theory of fluids are shown to be equivalent if the interaction potential is pairwise additive. As a consequence, for the class of fluids with the potential having a hardcore repulsion, if the hard-sphere fluid is chosen as reference system, the terms of coupling parameter series expansion for radial distribution function, direct correlation function, and Helmholtz free energy follow a scaling law with temperature. The scaling law is confirmed by application to square-well fluids.

  9. Value of Options in Airport Expansion - Example of AICM

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    Morgado, Frederico

    Investments decisions for airport capacity expansion are usually taken, either when demand exceeds the current capacity and the airport is working under congestion, or when current demand is expected to overcome current ...

  10. Expansion Joint Concepts for High Temperature Insulation Systems

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    Harrison, M. R.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EXPANSION JOINT CONCEPTS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE INSULATION SYSTEMS Michael R. Harrison Johns-Manville Sales Corporation ";.,' Denver, Colorado ABSTRACT As high temperature steam and process piping expands with heat, joints beg in to open...

  11. Ion emission and expansion in laser-produced tin plasma

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    Burdt, Russell Allen

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    scale length laser-produced tin plasmas, PhD dissertation,and Expansion in Laser-Produced Tin Plasma A dissertationof a CO 2 laser pulse with tin-based plasma for an extreme

  12. Expansion of the Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and...

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    federal, state, and private lands. A total of 60,254 acres (24,384 hectares) within the Hanford Site burned, including areas in and around the HAMMER expansion. Fire suppression...

  13. Pressure recovery in a radiused sudden expansion Barton L. Smith

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    Smith, Barton L.

    Pressure recovery in a radiused sudden expansion Barton L. Smith Abstract Experiments on a steady were motivated by a similar study for oscillatory flow in the same geometry. Smith and Swift (2003

  14. How are Feynman graphs resumed by the Loop Vertex Expansion?

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    Vincent Rivasseau; Zhituo Wang

    2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this short letter is to clarify which set of pieces of Feynman graphs are resummed in a Loop Vertex Expansion, and to formulate a conjecture on the $\\phi^4$ theory in non-integer dimension.

  15. Train track expansions of measured foliations February 16, 2003

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    Mosher, Lee

    Train track expansions of measured foliations Lee Mosher February 16, 2003 Contents 1 Introduction foliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.5 Train tracks and train track's classification of mapping classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 3 Train tracks 49 3.1 Pretracks

  16. Train track expansions of measured foliations December 28, 2003

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    Mosher, Lee

    Train track expansions of measured foliations Lee Mosher December 28, 2003 Contents 1 Introduction foliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.5 Train tracks and train track's classification of mapping classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 3 Train tracks 55 3.1 Pretracks

  17. A model for accelerated expansion of the universe from $\\mathcal{N}=1$ Supergravity

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    Landim, Ricardo C G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a model for accelerated expansion of the universe, both during inflation and the present stage of the expansion, from four dimensional $\\mathcal{N}=1$ supergravity. We evaluate the tensor-to-scalar ratio ($r\\approx 0.00034$), the scalar spectral index ($n_s\\approx 0.970$) and the running spetral index ($dn_s/dk\\approx -6\\times10^{-5}$), and we notice that these parameters are in agreement with Planck+WP+lensing data and with BICEP2/Keck and Planck joint analysis, at $95\\%$ CL. The number of e-folds is $50$ or higher. The reheating period has an associated temperature $T_R\\sim10^{12}$ Gev, which agrees with the one required by thermal leptogenesis. Regarding the scalar field as dark energy, the autonomous system for the scalar field in the presence of a barotropic fluid provides a stable fixed point that leads to a late-time accelerated expansion of the universe, with an equation of state that mimics the cosmological constant ($w_\\Phi\\approx -0.997$).

  18. Cryogenic Thermal Expansion of Y-12 Graphite Fuel Elements

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    Eash, D. T.

    2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal expansion measurements betwccn 20°K and 300°K were made on segments of three uranium-loaded Y-12 uncoated graphite fuel elements. The thermal expansion of these fuel elements over this temperature range is represented by the equation: {Delta}L/L = -39.42 x 10{sup -5} + 1.10 x 10{sup -7} T + 6.47 x 10{sup -9} T{sup 2} - 8.30 x 10{sup -12} T{sup 3}.

  19. Crystal structure and thermal expansion of (Mg,Fe)SiO sub 3 perovskite

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    Parise, J.B.; Wang, Y.; Yenganeh-Haeri, A. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook (USA)); Cox, D.E. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (USA)); Fei, Y. (Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC (USA))

    1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-resolution x-ray diffraction data were collected from 10 to 433K on a homogeneous polycrystalline specimen of Mg{sub 0.9}Fe{sub 0.1}SiO{sub 3}-perovskite. Rietveld structural refinement and x-ray absorption fluorescence measurements demonstrate that Fe substitutes for Mg and not Si. The thermal expansion behavior is anisotropic, with the orthorhombic distortion becoming less with increasing temperature. The volumetric thermal expansion, which is dominated by the decrease in octahedral tilts, is 1.9 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} K{sup {minus}1} between 150 and 373K. No evidence of conversion to enstatite could be found up to 873 K.

  20. Defects in Four-Dimensional Continua: A Paradigm for the Expansion of the Universe?

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    A. Tartaglia

    2008-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The presence of defects in material continua is known to produce internal permanent strained states. Extending the theory of defects to four dimensions and allowing for the appropriate signature, it is possible to apply these concepts to space-time. In this case a defect would induce a non-trivial metric tensor, which can be interpreted as a gravitational field. The image of a defect in space-time can be applied to the description of the Big Bang. A review of the four-dimensional generalisation of defects and an application to the expansion of the universe will be presented.

  1. Dynamics of Matter in a Compactified Kaluza-Klein Model

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    Valentino Lacquaniti; Giovanni Montani

    2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A longstanding problem in Kaluza-Klein models is the description of matter dynamics. Within the 5D model, the dimensional reduction of the geodesic motion for a 5D free test particle formally restores electrodynamics, but the reduced 4D particle shows a charge-mass ratio that is upper bounded, such that it cannot fit to any kind of elementary particle. At the same time, from the quantum dynamics viewpoint, there is the problem of the huge massive modes generation. We present a criticism against the 5D geodesic approach and face the hypothesis that in Kaluza-Klein space the geodesic motion does not deal with the real dynamics of test particle. We propose a new approach: starting from the conservation equation for the 5D matter tensor, within the Papapetrou multipole expansion, we prove that the 5D dynamical equation differs from the 5D geodesic one. Our new equation provides right coupling terms without bounding and in such a scheme the tower of massive modes is removed.

  2. Time-dependent density-functional theory for molecular processes in strong fields: Study of multiphoton processes and dynamical response of individual valence electrons of N2 in intense laser fields

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    Chu, Xi; Chu, Shih-I

    2001-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    in the exchange ~x!- only limit. In the latter approach @1#, theTime-dependent density-functional theor Study of multiphoton processes and dynam of N2 in inten Xi Chu and Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, and Kansas Ce ~Received 30 July 2001; pu We...-I CHU PHYSICAL REVIEW A 64 0634041sg 21su 22sg 22su 21pu 43sg 2 . According to the valence bond theory, this molecule has a triple bond formed with 3sg and 1pu electrons. The 3sg orbital is parallel to the internuclear axis and the two degen- erate 1pu...

  3. The Dynamics of Quintessence, The Quintessence of Dynamics

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    Eric V. Linder

    2007-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Quintessence theories for cosmic acceleration imbue dark energy with a non-trivial dynamics that offers hope in distinguishing the physical origin of the component. We review quintessence models with an emphasis on this dynamics and discuss classifications of the different physical behaviors. The pros and cons of various parameterizations are examined as well as the extension from scalar fields to other modifications of the Friedmann expansion equation. New results on the ability of cosmological data to distinguish among and between thawing and freezing fields are presented.

  4. The Political History of Hydraulic Fracturing’s Expansion Across the West

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    Forbis, Robert E.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Political History of Hydraulic Fracturing’s Expansion AcrossPolitical History of Hydraulic Fracturing’s Expansion Acrosss use of the hydraulic fracturing development process.

  5. Elastic capsules in shear flow: Analytical solutions for constant and time-dependent shear rates

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    Steffen Kessler; Reimar Finken; Udo Seifert

    2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the dynamics of microcapsules in linear shear flow within a reduced model with two degrees of freedom. In previous work for steady shear flow, the dynamic phases of this model, i.e. swinging, tumbling and intermittent behaviour, have been identified using numerical methods. In this paper, we integrate the equations of motion in the quasi-spherical limit analytically for time-constant and time-dependent shear flow using matched asymptotic expansions. Using this method, we find analytical expressions for the mean tumbling rate in general time-dependent shear flow. The capsule dynamics is studied in more detail when the inverse shear rate is harmonically modulated around a constant mean value for which a dynamic phase diagram is constructed. By a judicious choice of both modulation frequency and phase, tumbling motion can be induced even if the mean shear rate corresponds to the swinging regime. We derive expressions for the amplitude and width of the resonance peaks as a function of the modulation frequency.

  6. Flavor Dynamics

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    Michael Murray; for the BRAHMS Collaboration

    2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of BRAHMS is to survey the dynamics of relativistic heavy ion (as well as pp and d-A) collisions over a very wide range of rapidity and transverse momentum. The sum of these data may give us a glimpse of the initial state of the system, its transverse and longitudinal evolution and how the nature of the system changes with time. Here I will concentrate on the origin and dynamics of the light flavors, i.e. the creation and transport of the up, down and strange quarks. The results presented here are certainly not the end of the story. It is my hope that in a few years new detectors will reveal the rapidity dependence of the charm and bottom quarks.

  7. Real-time dynamics of particle-hole excitations in Mott insulator-metal junctions Luis G. G. V. Dias da Silva,1,2 Khaled A. Al-Hassanieh,3 Adrian E. Feiguin,4 Fernando A. Reboredo,2 and Elbio Dagotto1,2

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    Tennessee, University of

    materials. In this paper, we study the real-time dynamics of holon-doublon pairs in an MI connected. Moreover, the propagation of holon- doublon excitations within the MI dynamically changes the spin either doubly occupied doublons or empty holons electronic sites. A doublon-holon pair is thus a charge

  8. Extinction and the spatial dynamics of biodiversity David Jablonski*

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    Boyce, C. Kevin

    Extinction and the spatial dynamics of biodiversity David Jablonski* Department of Geophysical, and expansion of clades from the tropics fuels at least some recoveries, as well as biodiversity dynamics during on special consequence when attempting to evaluate the processes shaping present-day biodiversity, where

  9. Hypersonic expansion of the Fokker--Planck equation

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    Fernandez-Feria, R.

    1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A systematic study of the hypersonic limit of a heavy species diluted in a much lighter gas is made via the Fokker--Planck equation governing its velocity distribution function. In particular, two different hypersonic expansions of the Fokker--Planck equation are considered, differing from each other in the momentum equation of the heavy gas used as the basis of the expansion: in the first of them, the pressure tensor is neglected in that equation while, in the second expansion, the pressure tensor term is retained. The expansions are valid when the light gas Mach number is O(1) or larger and the difference between the mean velocities of light and heavy components is small compared to the light gas thermal speed. They can be applied away from regions where the spatial gradient of the distribution function is very large, but it is not restricted with respect to the temporal derivative of the distribution function. The hydrodynamic equations corresponding to the lowest order of both expansions constitute two different hypersonic closures of the moment equations. For the subsequent orders in the expansions, closed sets of moment equations (hydrodynamic equations) are given. Special emphasis is made on the order of magnitude of the errors of the lowest-order hydrodynamic quantities. It is shown that if the heat flux vanishes initially, these errors are smaller than one might have expected from the ordinary scaling of the hypersonic closure. Also it is found that the normal solution of both expansions is a Gaussian distribution at the lowest order.

  10. A Framework of Concurrent Task Scheduling and Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling in Real-Time Embedded Systems with Energy Harvesting

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    Pedram, Massoud

    of batteries in conventional battery-powered embedded systems. In particular, the question of how one can achieve full energy autonomy (i.e., perpetual, battery-free operation) of a real-time embedded system harvesting module is comprised of a Photovoltaic (PV) panel for harvesting energy and a supercapacitor

  11. Time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy for monitoring protein dynamics exemplified by functional studies of Ras protein bound to a lipid bilayer

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    Gerwert, Klaus

    bilayers can be investigated in near physiological con- ditions with the attenuated total reflection (ATR online 22 August 2011 Keywords: Infrared Time-resolved Difference spectroscopy Rapid scan Step scan GTPases GTP Caged-substances Ras Isotopic labeling Band assignment Global fit Attenuated total reflection

  12. PROBING DYNAMICS OF ELECTRON ACCELERATION WITH RADIO AND X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY, IMAGING, AND TIMING IN THE 2002 APRIL 11 SOLAR FLARE

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    Fleishman, Gregory D.; Nita, Gelu M.; Gary, Dale E. [Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102 (United States); Kontar, Eduard P. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ (United Kingdom)

    2013-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on detailed analysis of radio and X-ray observations of a flare on 2002 April 11 augmented by realistic three-dimensional modeling, we have identified a radio emission component produced directly at the flare acceleration region. This acceleration region radio component has distinctly different (1) spectrum, (2) light curves, (3) spatial location, and, thus, (4) physical parameters from those of the separately identified trapped or precipitating electron components. To derive evolution of physical parameters of the radio sources we apply forward fitting of the radio spectrum time sequence with the gyrosynchrotron source function with five to six free parameters. At the stage when the contribution from the acceleration region dominates the radio spectrum, the X-ray- and radio-derived electron energy spectral indices agree well with each other. During this time the maximum energy of the accelerated electron spectrum displays a monotonic increase with time from {approx}300 keV to {approx}2 MeV over roughly one minute duration indicative of an acceleration process in the form of growth of the power-law tail; the fast electron residence time in the acceleration region is about 2-4 s, which is much longer than the time of flight and so requires a strong diffusion mode there to inhibit free-streaming propagation. The acceleration region has a relatively strong magnetic field, B {approx} 120 G, and a low thermal density, n{sub e} {approx}< 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} cm{sup -3}. These acceleration region properties are consistent with a stochastic acceleration mechanism.

  13. High-Order Weno Simulations of Three-Dimensional Reshocked Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability to Late Times: Dynamics, Dependence on Initial Conditions, and Comparisons to Experimental Data

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    Schilling, O; Latini, M

    2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The dynamics of the reshocked multi-mode Richtmyer-Meshkov instability is investigated using 513 x 257{sup 2} three-dimensional ninth-order weighted essentially nonoscillatory shock-capturing simulations. A two-mode initial perturbation with superposed random noise is used to model the Mach 1.5 air/SF{sub 6} Vetter-Sturtevant shock tube experiment. The mass fraction and enstrophy isosurfaces, and density cross-sections are utilized to show the detailed flow structure before, during, and after reshock. It is shown that the mixing layer growth agrees well with the experimentally measured growth rate before and after reshock. The post-reshock growth rate is also in good agreement with the prediction of the Mikaelian model. A parametric study of the sensitivity of the layer growth to the choice of amplitudes of the short and long wavelength initial interfacial perturbation is also presented. Finally, the amplification effects of reshock are quantified using the evolution of the turbulent kinetic energy and turbulent enstrophy spectra, as well as the evolution of the baroclinic enstrophy production, buoyancy production, and shear production terms in the enstrophy and turbulent kinetic transport equations.

  14. Discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge at atmospheric pressure

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    Sun Liqun [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Huang, Xiaojiang [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jie [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Zhang Jing; Shi, J. J. [College of Science, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China); Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai 201620 (China)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The discharge dynamics of pin-to-plate dielectric barrier discharge was studied in atmospheric helium at 20 kHz. The discharge was predominately ignited in positive half cycle of applied voltage with sinusoidal waveform. The temporal evolution of the discharge was investigated vertically along the discharge gap and radically on the dielectric surface by time resolved imaging. It is found that a discharge column with a diameter of 2 mm was ignited above the pin electrode and expanded toward a plate electrode. On the dielectric surface with space charge accumulation, plasma disk in terms of plasma ring was formed with radius up to 25 mm. The expansion velocity of plasma ring can reach a hypersonic speed of 3.0 km/s. The ionization wave due to electron diffusion is considered to be the mechanism for plasma ring formation and dynamics.

  15. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT CREEP EXPANSION OF Ti-6Al-4V LOW DENSITY CORE SANDWICH STRUCTURES

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    Wadley, Haydn

    by their high manufacturing costs. Interest has therefore developed in an entrapped gas expansion process entrapped gas expansion processing the driving force governing the re-expansion step is the internal pore of the expansion itself (an increase in void volume lowers the gas pressure) or because of gas lost through

  16. Perturbation Expansion for Option Pricing with Stochastic Volatility

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    Petr Jizba; Hagen Kleinert; Patrick Haener

    2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We fit the volatility fluctuations of the S&P 500 index well by a Chi distribution, and the distribution of log-returns by a corresponding superposition of Gaussian distributions. The Fourier transform of this is, remarkably, of the Tsallis type. An option pricing formula is derived from the same superposition of Black-Scholes expressions. An explicit analytic formula is deduced from a perturbation expansion around a Black-Scholes formula with the mean volatility. The expansion has two parts. The first takes into account the non-Gaussian character of the stock-fluctuations and is organized by powers of the excess kurtosis, the second is contract based, and is organized by the moments of moneyness of the option. With this expansion we show that for the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 option data, a Delta-hedging strategy is close to being optimal.

  17. Self-similar expansion of a warm dense plasma

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    Djebli, Mourad [USTHB, Faculty of Physics, Theoretical Physics Laboratory, B.P. 32 Bab-Ezzouar, 16079 Algiers (Algeria)] [USTHB, Faculty of Physics, Theoretical Physics Laboratory, B.P. 32 Bab-Ezzouar, 16079 Algiers (Algeria); Moslem, Waleed M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Port Said University, Port Said (Egypt)] [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Port Said University, Port Said (Egypt)

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The properties of an expanding plasma composed of degenerate electron fluid and non-degenerate ions are studied. For our purposes, we use fluid equations for ions together with the electron momentum equation that include quantum forces (e.g., the quantum statistical pressure, forces due to the electron-exchange and electron correlations effects) and the quasi-neutrality condition. The governing equation is written in a tractable form by using a self-similar transformation. Numerical results for typical beryllium plasma parameters revealed that, during the expansion, the ion acoustic speed decreases for both isothermal and adiabatic ion pressure. When compared with classical hydrodynamic plasma expansion model, the electrons and ions are found to initially escape faster in vacuum creating thus an intense electric field that accelerates most of the particles into the vacuum ahead of the plasma expansion. The relevancy of the present model to beryllium plasma produced by a femto-second laser is highlighted.

  18. Overlapping Community Detection Using Neighborhood-Inflated Seed Expansion

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    Whang, Joyce Jiyoung; Dhillon, Inderjit S

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Community detection is an important task in network analysis. A community (also referred to as a cluster) is a set of cohesive vertices that have more connections inside the set than outside. In many social and information networks, these communities naturally overlap. For instance, in a social network, each vertex in a graph corresponds to an individual who usually participates in multiple communities. In this paper, we propose an efficient overlapping community detection algorithm using a seed expansion approach. The key idea of our algorithm is to find good seeds, and then greedily expand these seeds based on a community metric. Within this seed expansion method, we investigate the problem of how to determine good seed nodes in a graph. In particular, we develop new seeding strategies for a personalized PageRank clustering scheme that optimizes the conductance community score. Experimental results show that our seed expansion algorithm outperforms other state-of-the-art overlapping community detection meth...

  19. Generating expansion model incorporating compact DC power flow equations

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    Nderitu, D.G.; Sparrow, F.T.; Yu, Z. [Purdue Inst. for Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies, West Lafayette, IN (United States)

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a compact method of incorporating the spatial dimension into the generation expansion problem. Compact DC power flow equations are used to provide real-power flow coordination equations. Using these equations the marginal contribution of a generator to th total system loss is formulated as a function of that generator`s output. Incorporating these flow equations directly into the MIP formulation of the generator expansion problem results in a model that captures a generator`s true net marginal cost, one that includes both the cost of generation and the cost of transport. This method contrasts with other methods that iterate between a generator expansion model and an optimal power flow model. The proposed model is very compact and has very good convergence performance. A case study with data from Kenya is used to provide a practical application to the model.

  20. Dynamics of excess electrons in atomic and molecular clusters

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    Young, Ryan Michael

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-Resolved Dynamics in Acetonitrile Cluster Anions (CH 3Time-resolved dynamics in acetonitrile clusters anions (CH 3resolved dynamics in acetonitrile clusters anions (CH 3 CN)

  1. Glass ceramics for sealing to high-thermal-expansion metals

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    Wilder, Jr., J. A.

    1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Glass ceramics were studied, formulated in the Na/sub 2/O CaO.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/, Na/sub 2/O.BaOP/sub 2/O/sub 5/, Na/sub 2/O.Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/, and Li/sub 2/O.BaO.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ systems to establish their suitability for sealing to high thermal expansion metals, e.g. aluminum, copper, and 300 series stainless steels. Glass ceramics in Na/sub 2/O.CaO.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ and Na/sub 2/O.BaO.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ systems have coefficients of thermal expansion in the range 140 x 10/sup -1/ per /sup 0/C less than or equal to ..cap alpha.. less than or equal to 225 x 10/sup -7/ per /sup 0/C and fracture toughness values generally greater than those of phosphate glasses; they are suitable for fabricating seals to high thermal expansion metals. Crystal phases include NaPo/sub 3/, (NaPO/sub 3/)/sub 3/, NaBa(PO/sub 3/)/sub 3/, and NaCa(PO/sub 3/)/sub 3/. Glass ceramics formed in the Na/sub 2/O.Al/sub 2/O/sub 3/.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ systems have coefficients of thermal expansion greater than 240 x 10/sup -7/ per /sup 0/C, but they have extensive microcracking. Due to their low thermal expansion values (..cap alpha.. less than or equal to 120 x 10/sup -7/ per /sup 0/C), glass ceramics in the Li/sub 2/O.BaO.P/sub 2/O/sub 5/ system are unsuitable for sealing to high thermal expansion metals.

  2. Relic gravitational waves and the cosmic accelerated expansion

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    German Izquierdo

    2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The possibility of reconstructing the whole history of the scale factor of the Universe from the power spectrum of relic gravitational waves (RGWs) makes the study of these waves quite interesting. First, we explore the impact of a hypothetical era -right after reheating- dominated by mini black holes and radiation that may lower the spectrum several orders of magnitude. Next, we calculate the power spectrum of the RGWs taking into account the present stage of accelerated expansion and an hypothetical second dust era. Finally, we study the generalized second law of gravitational thermodynamics applied to the present era of accelerated expansion of the Universe.

  3. Expansion and Growth of Structure Observables in a Macroscopic Gravity Averaged Universe

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    Wijenayake, Tharake

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effect of averaging inhomogeneities on expansion and large-scale structure growth observables using the exact and covariant framework of Macroscopic Gravity (MG). It is well-known that applying the Einstein's equations and spatial averaging do not commute and lead to the averaging problem. For the MG formalism applied to the Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) metric, this gives an extra dynamical term encapsulated as an averaging density parameter denoted $\\Omega_A$. An exact isotropic cosmological solution of MG for the flat FLRW metric is already known in the literature, we derive here an anisotropic exact solution. Using the isotropic solution, we compare the expansion history to current data of distances to supernovae, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations, CMB last scattering surface, and Hubble constant measurements, and find $-0.05 \\le \\Omega_A \\le 0.07$ (at the 95% CL). For the flat metric case this reduces to $-0.03 \\le \\Omega_A \\le 0.05$. We also find that the inclusion of this ter...

  4. A new approach to gravitational clustering: a path-integral formalism and large-N expansions

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    P. Valageas

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the formation of large-scale structures through gravitational instability in the expanding universe can be fully described through a path-integral formalism. We derive the action S[f] which gives the statistical weight associated with any phase-space distribution function f(x,p,t). This action S describes both the average over the Gaussian initial conditions and the Vlasov-Poisson dynamics. Next, applying a standard method borrowed from field theory we generalize our problem to an N-field system and we look for an expansion over powers of 1/N. We describe three such methods and we derive the corresponding equations of motion at the lowest non-trivial order for the case of gravitational clustering. This yields a set of non-linear equations for the mean $\\fb$ and the two-point correlation G of the phase-space distribution f, as well as for the response function R. These systematic schemes match the usual perturbative expansion on quasi-linear scales but should also be able to handle the non-linear regime. Our approach can also be extended to non-Gaussian initial conditions and may serve as a basis for other tools borrowed from field theory.

  5. Dynamics of Propane in Silica Mesopores Formed upon PropyleneHydrogenation over Pt Nanoparticles by Time-Resolved FT-IRSpectroscopy

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    Waslylenko, Walter; Frei, Heinz

    2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Propylene hydrogenation over Pt nanoparticles supported onmesoporous silica type SBA-15 was monitored by time-resolved FT-IRspectroscopy at 23 ms resolution using short propylene gas pulses thatjoined a continuous flow of hydrogen in N2 (1 atm total pressure).Experiments were conducted in the temperature range 323-413 K. Propanewas formed within 100 milliseconds or faster. The CH stretching regionrevealed distinct bands for propane molecules emerging inside thenanoscale channels of the silica support. Spectral analysis gave thedistribution of the propane product between support and surrounding gasphase as function of time. Kinetic analysis showed that the escape ofpropane molecules from the channels occurred within hundreds ofmilliseconds (3.1 + 0.4 s-1 at 383 K). A steady state distribution ofpropane between gas phase and mesoporous support is established as theproduct is swept from the catalyst zone by the continuous flow ofhydrogen co-reactant. This is the first direct spectroscopic observationof emerging products of heterogeneous catalysis on nanoporous supportsunder reaction conditions.

  6. Comoving to expansion Newtonian potential of galaxies and clusters instead of dark matter

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    Zahid Zakir

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Stretching of the Newtonian potential (NP) at early epochs is investigated and it is shown that observed effects, usually ascribed to a dark matter, can by explained by such stretching only. Increasing by time radius of the gravitationally-bound region (GBR) and conservation of gravitational energy lead to a new scenario in which values of NP in expanding volume are maintained, while in physical volume are stretched. Really, the energy conservation in expanding volume requires for NP values to be comoving to the expanding shells. In addition, the radius of gravitationally-bound region increases by time due to decreasing of expansion velocity and different shells around galaxy cease expansion at different times. Thus, as far a shell placed from galaxy, as longer it was expanded and thickened, while potential difference on its boundaries remained unchanged. This shifts the values of NP around galaxy proportional to the distance r and, as the result, the gravitational acceleration, from NP's $1/r^2$ dependence, turned to 1/r dependence, as for centrifugal acceleration. This fact naturally explains the known empirical facts, such as flatness of rotation curves and velocity-mass relationships for galaxies and velocity dispersion in clusters.

  7. Thermal expansion normalization for large steam turbines in service

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    Avrutsky, G.D.; Savenkova, I.A.; Don, E.A.; Lyudomirsky, B.N.; Berezin, M.G. [All-Russia Thermal Engineering Research Inst., Moscow (Russian Federation)

    1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Some large steam turbines encounter some problems with their thermal expansion. This shows itself in the broken (leap-like) movement of the bearing pedestals while the turbine is being heated or cooled in the course of transients. This also results in distortion of the casings, torsion of the foundation frame crossbars, increased vibration, damage of the bearings and couplings, etc. The thermal expansion freedom problems hamper the turbine`s start-ups since the relative rotor expansions attain their limits. The main causes why the turbine loses the thermal expansion freedom are the increased friction on the sliding surfaces between the bearing pedestals and foundation frame, increased transversal load on the turbine from the steam-lines connected to the cylinders, poor transition of the axial thrust between the cylinders, and insufficient rigidity of the foundation crossbars. Under consideration are a set of diagnostic, design, and technological measures to reveal the specific causes of the problems and to eliminate them. Among the most widespread and effective countermeasures are the placing of special fluoroplastometallic bands under the bearing pedestals and electrochemical facing of the keys` surfaces, adjustment of the support-and-suspension system and tightening of the foundation frame.

  8. ORIGINAL PAPER Range expansion and prey use of American mink

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    Boyer, Edmond

    ORIGINAL PAPER Range expansion and prey use of American mink in Argentinean Patagonia: dilemmas of American mink as an introduced species in Patagonia and elsewhere, together with our own survey, we discuss the implications of this invasion for biodiversity conservation in Argentinean Patagonia and the associated

  9. SOME CLASSICAL EXPANSIONS FOR KNOP-SAHI AND MACDONALD POLYNOMIALS

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    Morse, Jennifer

    SOME CLASSICAL EXPANSIONS FOR KNOP-SAHI AND MACDONALD* *t gives the non-symmetric Macdonald polynomial Eff(x; q, t). Macdonald shows that fo* *r any* * symmetrization of Effyields the Macdonald polynomial P~(x; q, t). In the original papers a* *ll

  10. YOKAYO BIOFUELS, INC. GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION OF

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    YOKAYO BIOFUELS, INC. GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING FACILITY INITIAL STUDY-11-601) to expand an existing biofuels production facility (Yokayo Biofuels, Inc.) located at 350 Orr: THE PROPOSED PROJECT: Yokayo Biofuels, Inc. is an existing biofuels facility located at 350 Orr Springs Road

  11. Technology Transfer Expansion Planned UTCA is conducting a major project

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    Technology Transfer Expansion Planned UTCA is conducting a major project to evaluate and extend its technology transfer activities (UTCA project 03217). Steven Jones and David Eckhoff of UAB are working to expand the current technology transfer program to showcase the successes of the UTCA projects. Samples

  12. Simplified expansions for radiation from a baffled circular piston

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    Mast, T. Douglas

    Simplified expansions for radiation from a baffled circular piston T. Douglas Mast Department from a baffled circular piston continues be an active area of investigation, both as a canonical computations of piston fields in lossless and attenuative fluid media. For the region r a, where

  13. Right tail expansion of Tracy-Widom beta laws

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    Gaëtan Borot; Céline Nadal

    2011-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Using loop equations, we compute the large deviation function of the maximum eigenvalue to the right of the spectrum in the Gaussian beta matrix ensembles, to all orders in 1/N. We then give a physical derivation of the all order asymptotic expansion of the right tail Tracy-Widom beta laws, for all positive beta, by studying the double scaling limit.

  14. RECOVERY ACT: DYNAMIC ENERGY CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT OF ROUTING TELECOM AND DATA CENTERS THROUGH REAL-TIME OPTIMAL CONTROL (RTOC): Final Scientific/Technical Report

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    Ron Moon

    2011-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This final scientific report documents the Industrial Technology Program (ITP) Stage 2 Concept Development effort on Data Center Energy Reduction and Management Through Real-Time Optimal Control (RTOC). Society is becoming increasingly dependent on information technology systems, driving exponential growth in demand for data center processing and an insatiable appetite for energy. David Raths noted, 'A 50,000-square-foot data center uses approximately 4 megawatts of power, or the equivalent of 57 barrels of oil a day1.' The problem has become so severe that in some cases, users are giving up raw performance for a better balance between performance and energy efficiency. Historically, power systems for data centers were crudely sized to meet maximum demand. Since many servers operate at 60%-90% of maximum power while only utilizing an average of 5% to 15% of their capability, there are huge inefficiencies in the consumption and delivery of power in these data centers. The goal of the 'Recovery Act: Decreasing Data Center Energy Use through Network and Infrastructure Control' is to develop a state of the art approach for autonomously and intelligently reducing and managing data center power through real-time optimal control. Advances in microelectronics and software are enabling the opportunity to realize significant data center power savings through the implementation of autonomous power management control algorithms. The first step to realizing these savings was addressed in this study through the successful creation of a flexible and scalable mathematical model (equation) for data center behavior and the formulation of an acceptable low technical risk market introduction strategy leveraging commercial hardware and software familiar to the data center market. Follow-on Stage 3 Concept Development efforts include predictive modeling and simulation of algorithm performance, prototype demonstrations with representative data center equipment to verify requisite performance and continued commercial partnering agreement formation to ensure uninterrupted development, and deployment of the real-time optimal control algorithm. As a software implementable technique for reducing power consumption, the RTOC has two very desirable traits supporting rapid prototyping and ultimately widespread dissemination. First, very little capital is required for implementation. No major infrastructure modifications are required and there is no need to purchase expensive capital equipment. Second, the RTOC can be rolled out incrementally. Therefore, the effectiveness can be proven without a large scale initial roll out. Through the use of the Impact Projections Model provided by the DOE, monetary savings in excess of $100M in 2020 and billions by 2040 are predicted. In terms of energy savings, the model predicts a primary energy displacement of 260 trillion BTUs (33 trillion kWh), or a 50% reduction in server power consumption. The model also predicts a corresponding reduction of pollutants such as SO2 and NOx in excess of 100,000 metric tonnes assuming the RTOC is fully deployed. While additional development and prototyping is required to validate these predictions, the relative low cost and ease of implementation compared to large capital projects makes it an ideal candidate for further investigation.

  15. Single-enzyme kinetics with branched pathways: exact theory and series expansion

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    Ashok Garai; Debashish Chowdhury

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The progress of the successive rounds of catalytic conversion of substrates into product(s) by a single enzyme is characterized by the distribution of turnover times. Establishing the most general form of dependence of this distribution on the substrate concentration [S] is one of the fundamental challenges in single molecule enzymology. The distribution of the times of dwell of a molecular motor at the successive positions on its track is an analogous quantity. We derive approximate series expansions for the [ATP]-dependence of the first two moments of the dwell time distributions of motors that catalyze hydrolysis of ATP to draw input energy. Comparison between our results for motors with branched pathways and the corresponding expressions reported earlier for linear enzymatic pathways provides deep insight into the effects of the branches. Such insight is likely to help in discovering the most general form of [S]-dependence of these fundamental distributions.

  16. Introduction to Accelerated Molecular Dynamics

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    Perez, Danny [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular Dynamics is the numerical solution of the equations of motion of a set of atoms, given an interatomic potential V and some boundary and initial conditions. Molecular Dynamics is the largest scale model that gives unbiased dynamics [x(t),p(t)] in full atomistic detail. Molecular Dynamics: is simple; is 'exact' for classical dynamics (with respect to a given V); can be used to compute any (atomistic) thermodynamical or dynamical properties; naturally handles complexity -- the system does the right thing at the right time. The physics derives only from the interatomic potential.

  17. Interplay between MacDonald and Hall-Littlewood expansions of extended torus superpolynomials

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    A. Mironov; A. Morozov; Sh. Shakirov; A. Sleptsov

    2012-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In arXiv:1106.4305 extended superpolynomials were introduced for the torus links T[m,mk+r], which are functions on the entire space of time variables and, at expense of reducing the topological invariance, possess additional algebraic properties, resembling those of the matrix model partition functions and the KP/Toda tau-functions. Not surprisingly, being a suitable extension it actually allows one to calculate the superpolynomials. These functions are defined as expansions into MacDonald polynomials, and their dependence on k is entirely captured by the action of the cut-and-join operator, like in the HOMFLY case. We suggest a simple description of the coefficients in these character expansions, by expanding the initial (at k=0) conditions for the k-evolution into the new auxiliary basis, this time provided by the Hall-Littlewood polynomials, which, hence, play a role in the description of the dual m-evolution. For illustration we list manifest expressions for a few first series, mk\\pm 1, mk\\pm 2, mk\\pm 3, mk\\pm 4. Actually all formulas were explicitly tested up to m=17 strands in the braid.

  18. Expansion of Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska in Time for the

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr MayAtmospheric Optical Depth7-1D: Vegetation ProposedUsing ZirconiaPolicy and Assistance100 tonusingdeposition.Energy

  19. hal-00123470,version1-9Jan2007 Expansion of a lithium gas in the BEC-BCS crossover

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    hal-00123470,version1-9Jan2007 Expansion of a lithium gas in the BEC-BCS crossover L. Tarruell1 , M an experimental study of the time of flight properties of a gas of ultra-cold fermions in the BEC-BCS crossover. Since interactions can be tuned by changing the value of the magnetic field, we are able to probe both

  20. West Elk Mine expansion and degasification plans approved

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    NONE

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    West Elk Mine recently applied for and received approval for an expansion of its mining and methane drainage operation sin Gunnison County, Colorado. The deliberation over this planned expansion among several federal agencies and other groups received considerable local press coverage. One of the key issues focused on the fate of the additional; methane that would be emitted from the mine's degasification system. This article summarizes this process, which highlights the numerous barriers that still affect many coal mine methane (CMM) project opportunities is the United states. As the debate over climate change legislation moves forward in the US Congress and awareness of greenhouse gas emissions increases around the country, lawmakers, regulators, and non-governmental organizations will continue to focus more attention on CMM reduction opportunities,.

  1. Theoretical model for plasma expansion generated by hypervelocity impact

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    Ju, Yuanyuan; Zhang, Qingming, E-mail: qmzhang@bit.edu.cn; Zhang, Dongjiang; Long, Renrong; Chen, Li; Huang, Fenglei [State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081 (China); Gong, Zizheng [National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Reliability and Environment Engineering, Beijing Institute of Spacecraft Environment Engineering, Beijing 100094 (China)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The hypervelocity impact experiments of spherical LY12 aluminum projectile diameter of 6.4?mm on LY12 aluminum target thickness of 23?mm have been conducted using a two-stage light gas gun. The impact velocity of the projectile is 5.2, 5.7, and 6.3?km/s, respectively. The experimental results show that the plasma phase transition appears under the current experiment conditions, and the plasma expansion consists of accumulation, equilibrium, and attenuation. The plasma characteristic parameters decrease as the plasma expands outward and are proportional with the third power of the impact velocity, i.e., (T{sub e}, n{sub e})???v{sub p}{sup 3}. Based on the experimental results, a theoretical model on the plasma expansion is developed and the theoretical results are consistent with the experimental data.

  2. Meter Expansion Plan Existing Multi-Space Meter

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    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    Meter Expansion Plan 11 35 9 7 10 20 12 11 12 46 23 15 15 60 23 Existing Multi-Space Meter Split Regulations 136 New Multi-Space Meter Visitor Only New Multi-Space Meter Split Regulations KEY 97 Updated 7/8/13 11 5 #12;HAVE.HAVE. UNION DR. 1 2 3 4 5 New Multi-space Meter After: 5 Meter Spaces Regulations

  3. An engineering geology analysis of home foundations on expansive clays

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    Castleberry, Joe Patterson

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    temperature associated with the wetting of dry kaolinite 113 Thermal and isothermal di f f us ivity values versus soil water content in accord with the theory of Philip and de Vries 113 APPENDIX C C-1 Probable general form of the rela- tionship between... limited treatment from three disciplines. The soils engineer has developed a broad understanding of expansive soils based on practical experience, but has only recently becun to apply classical soil mechanics theory to this area. Within the tield...

  4. Procedures to predict vertical differential soil movement for expansive soils

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    Naiser, Donald David

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF TABLES Table Page 1. Soil profile considered in all sample calculations, 2. Gardner's coefficient. 3. Measured suction profile values. 4. Summary of vertical differential soil movements for Appendix C. . . . 50 . . . 54 70 . . . . 74 LIST... OF FIGURES Figure 1. United States map of expansive soils after Wiggins. 2. Center lift distortion mode Page 3. Edge lift distortion mode. 4. The structure of kaolinite (a) atomic structure (b) symbolic structure. . . 5. The structure of serpentine (a...

  5. Cylinder kernel expansion of Casimir energy with a Robin boundary

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    Liu, Zhonghai

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 7 A. How to construct the Green function for a single bound- ary condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 B. How to construct the Green function for a slab . . . . . . . 10 III CASIMIR ENERGY OF A SLAB WITH DIRICHLET OR NEUMANN....B.G. Casimir published his famous paper [2] in 1948. The Casimir energy can be de?ned directly as the sum of half-frequencies that is interpreted via 3 ?-function regularization [8]. The Green function formalism [9], multiple scattering expansion [10] and heat...

  6. ARM - Lesson Plans: Expansion of Population and Environment

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  7. On Perturbation theory improved by Strong coupling expansion

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    Masazumi Honda

    2014-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In theoretical physics, we sometimes have two perturbative expansions of physical quantity around different two points in parameter space. In terms of the two perturbative expansions, we introduce a new type of smooth interpolating function consistent with the both expansions, which includes the standard Pad\\'e approximant and fractional power of polynomial method constructed by Sen as special cases. We point out that we can construct enormous number of such interpolating functions in principle while the "best" approximation for the exact answer of the physical quantity should be unique among the interpolating functions. We propose a criterion to determine the "best" interpolating function, which is applicable except some situations even if we do not know the exact answer. It turns out that our criterion works for various examples including specific heat in two-dimensional Ising model, average plaquette in four-dimensional SU(3) pure Yang-Mills theory on lattice and free energy in c=1 string theory at self-dual radius. We also mention possible applications of the interpolating functions to system with phase transition.

  8. Wigner-Kirkwood expansion for semi-infinite quantum fluids

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    L. Samaj; B. Jancovici

    2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    For infinite (bulk) quantum fluids of particles interacting via pairwise sufficiently smooth interactions, the Wigner-Kirkwood formalism provides a semiclassical expansion of the Boltzmann density in configuration space in even powers of the thermal de Broglie wavelength $\\lambda$. This result permits one to generate an analogous $\\lambda$-expansion for the bulk free energy and many-body densities. The present paper brings a technically nontrivial generalization of the Wigner-Kirkwood technique to semi-infinite quantum fluids, constrained by a plane hard wall impenetrable to particles. In contrast to the bulk case, the resulting Boltzmann density involves also position-dependent terms of type $\\exp(-2x^2/\\lambda^2)$ ($x$ denotes the distance from the wall boundary) which are non-analytic in $\\lambda$. Under some condition, the analyticity in $\\lambda$ is restored by integrating the Boltzmann density over configuration space; however, in contrast to the bulk free energy, the semiclassical expansion of the surface part of the free energy (surface tension) contains odd powers of $\\lambda$, too. Explicit expressions for the leading quantum corrections in the presence of the boundary are given for the one-body and two-body densities. As model systems for explicit calculations, we use Coulomb fluids, in particular the one-component plasma defined in the $\

  9. SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS FOR FREEPORT LNG EXPANSION, L.P. & FLNG LIQUEFACTI...

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  12. The expansion of woody riparian vegetation, and subsequent stream restoration, influences the metabolism of prairie

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    Dodds, Walter

    The expansion of woody riparian vegetation, and subsequent stream restoration, influences, the restoration allowed recovery of some features of open-canopy prairie streams. Woody expansion apparently. Keywords: macroalgae, microalgae, primary production, restoration, streams Introduction North American

  13. Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion

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    Harilal, S S; O'Shay, B; Tillac, M S; Tao, Y

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    mitigation in a laser-produced tin plasma is one of the mostambient pressure, the tin species with kinetic Downloaded 19Sn + species ejected by the tin plume exhibits a Downloaded

  14. Experimental Investigation of Direct Expansion Dynamic Ice-on-coil Storage System Used in Residential Buildings

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    Zheng, M.; Kong, F.; Han, Z.; Liu, W.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    better heat exchanger ability caused by the larger surface of sheet ice, steady and low chilled water temperature was directly extracted from an ice storage tank. The longitudinal and axial fin-added coils improved the COP of the refrigerating unit...

  15. Energy recovery during expansion of compressed gas using power plant low-quality heat sources

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    Ochs, Thomas L. (Albany, OR); O'Connor, William K. (Lebanon, OR)

    2006-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of recovering energy from a cool compressed gas, compressed liquid, vapor, or supercritical fluid is disclosed which includes incrementally expanding the compressed gas, compressed liquid, vapor, or supercritical fluid through a plurality of expansion engines and heating the gas, vapor, compressed liquid, or supercritical fluid entering at least one of the expansion engines with a low quality heat source. Expansion engines such as turbines and multiple expansions with heating are disclosed.

  16. Incomplete beta-function expansions of the solutions to the confluent Heun equation

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    Artur Ishkhanyan

    2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Several expansions of the solutions to the confluent Heun equation in terms of incomplete Beta functions are constructed. A new type of expansion involving certain combinations of the incomplete Beta functions as expansion functions is introduced. The necessary and sufficient conditions when the derived expansions are terminated, thus generating closed-form solutions, are discussed. It is shown that termination of a Beta-function series solution always leads to a solution that is necessarily an elementary function.

  17. Long Time Dynamic Simulations: Exploring the

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    Straub, John E.

    , Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Universidad de San

  18. Real-time dynamics for interactive environments

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    Timchenko, Alexander Nikolai

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    . Additionally, we will consider the joint torque Qi as an actuator torque acting internally. The state for a single articulated structure can be determined by 20 the collection of these angles, their velocities, accelerations, and torques. These are designated..., for his help and guidance with this thesis; Dr. Frederic Parke for the Immersive Visualization Project at Texas A&M University and his help with the immersive engine; and Dr. John Keyser for introducing me to physically based simulation. I would also like...

  19. Real-time dynamics for interactive environments

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    Timchenko, Alexander Nikolai

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    . Additionally, we will consider the joint torque Qi as an actuator torque acting internally. The state for a single articulated structure can be determined by 20 the collection of these angles, their velocities, accelerations, and torques. These are designated..., for his help and guidance with this thesis; Dr. Frederic Parke for the Immersive Visualization Project at Texas A&M University and his help with the immersive engine; and Dr. John Keyser for introducing me to physically based simulation. I would also like...

  20. Mastering Uncertainty and Risk at Multiple Time Scales in the Future Electrical Grid

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    Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bent, Russell W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott N. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Today's electrical grids enjoy a relatively clean separation of spatio-temporal scales yielding a compartmentalization of grid design, optimization, control and risk assessment allowing for the use of conventional mathematical tools within each area. In contrast, the future grid will incorporate time-intermittent renewable generation, operate via faster electrical markets, and tap the latent control capability at finer grid modeling scales; creating a fundamentally new set of couplings across spatiotemporal scales and requiring revolutionary advances in mathematics techniques to bridge these scales. One example is found in decade-scale grid expansion planning in which today's algorithms assume accurate load forecasts and well-controlled generation. Incorporating intermittent renewable generation creates fluctuating network flows at the hourly time scale, inherently linking the ability of a transmission line to deliver electrical power to hourly operational decisions. New operations-based planning algorithms are required, creating new mathematical challenges. Spatio-temporal scales are also crossed when the future grid's minute-scale fluctuations in network flows (due to intermittent generation) create a disordered state upon which second-scale transient grid dynamics propagate effectively invalidating today's on-line dynamic stability analyses. Addressing this challenge requires new on-line algorithms that use large data streams from new grid sensing technologies to physically aggregate across many spatial scales to create responsive, data-driven dynamic models. Here, we sketch the mathematical foundations of these problems and potential solutions.

  1. Resonance expansions of propagators in the presence of potential ...

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    We consider energy levels at which there exists a potential barrier separating the ...... dynamics and nuclear magnetic resonance signals, J. Chem. Phys.

  2. On the modular structure of the genus-one Type II superstring low energy expansion

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    Eric D'Hoker; Michael B. Green; Pierre Vanhove

    2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytic contribution to the low energy expansion of Type II string amplitudes at genus-one is a power series in space-time derivatives with coefficients that are determined by integrals of modular functions over the complex structure modulus of the world-sheet torus. These modular functions are associated with world-sheet vacuum Feynman diagrams and given by multiple sums over the discrete momenta on the torus. In this paper we exhibit exact differential and algebraic relations for a certain infinite class of such modular functions by showing that they satisfy Laplace eigenvalue equations with inhomogeneous terms that are polynomial in non-holomorphic Eisenstein series. Furthermore, we argue that the set of modular functions that contribute to the coefficients of interactions up to order D**10 R*4 are linear sums of functions in this class and quadratic polynomials in Eisenstein series and odd Riemann zeta values. Integration over the complex structure results in coefficients of the low energy expansion that are rational numbers multiplying monomials in odd Riemann zeta values.

  3. Lateral Expansion of the Bridges of Cygnus A and other Powerful Radio Sources

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    Greg F. Wellman; Ruth A. Daly

    1995-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Measurements of the width of the radio bridge at several locations along the bridge for each of four powerful extended radio sources are presented. Adopting a few simple assumptions, these measurements may be used to predict the radio surface brightness as a function of position across the radio bridge. The predicted and observed surface brightnesses across the bridges are compared and found to agree fairly well. The results are consistent with a simple picture in which the radio power and size of the radio lobe at the forward edge of the radio bridge are roughly time-independent for a given source, and the expansion of the bridge in the lateral direction is adiabatic. There is no indication that reacceleration or energy transport is important in the bridges of these sources. The rate of lateral expansion of the bridge just behind the radio lobe and hotspot in terms of the rate of forward propagation is compared with that predicted, and found to be in good agreement with the predicted value.

  4. Dynamics of laser-blow-off induced Li plume in confined geometry

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    Kumar, Bhupesh; Singh, R K; Kumar, Ajai [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382 428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382 428 (India)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamics of Li plasma plume created by laser-blow-off technique in air ambient is reported. Plasma plume dynamics and its optical emission are investigated in planar and confined geometries using time resolved shadowgraph imaging and optical emission spectroscopy. Significant differences in the plasma characteristics in confined geometry are quantitatively investigated by comparing the plasma parameters (temperature and density) in free expansion and confined geometry configurations. Dynamics and physical parameters of the primary as well as the reflected shock waves (in confined geometry) and their interactions with expanding plasma are briefly addressed. A large enhancement in the emission intensities of Li I 610.3 nm (2p {sup 2}P{sub 1/2,3/2}? 3d {sup 2}P{sub 3/2,5/2}) and 670.8 nm (2s {sup 2}S{sub 1/2}? 2p {sup 2}P{sub 1/2,3/2}) is correlated with the shock wave dynamics in the two geometries. Strong self reversal in the neutral emission infers an increase in the population density of neutrals within the confined plasma plume.

  5. A Note on Tubular Brane Dynamics

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    Jose J. Blanco-Pillado

    2005-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new time dependent solutions for the dynamics of tubular D2-branes. We comment on the connection to cosmic string dynamics and explicitly give a few simple examples of oscillating and rotating brane configurations.

  6. Quantum spin dynamics

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    Robert Wieser

    2014-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The classical Landau-Lifshitz equation has been derived from quantum mechanics. Starting point is the assumption of a non-Hermitian Hamilton operator to take the energy dissipation into account. The corresponding quantum mechanical time dependent Schr\\"odinger, Liouville and Heisenberg equation have been described and the similarities and differences between classical and quantum mechanical spin dynamics have been discussed. Furthermore, a time dependent Schr\\"odinger equation corresponding to the classical Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation and two ways to include temperature into the quantum mechanical spin dynamics have been proposed.

  7. Century Expansion (4Q07) Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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  8. Fast Valuation and Calibration of Credit Default Swaps Under Levy Dynamics

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    Oosterlee, Cornelis W. "Kees"

    Fast Valuation and Calibration of Credit Default Swaps Under L´evy Dynamics Fang Fang , Henrik J. The method presented is based on the Fourier-cosine series expansion of the underlying model's density. Having a method to generate dynamic CDS spreads available, it is also possible to value so called

  9. Enhanced solar wind geoeffectiveness after a sudden increase in dynamic pressure during southward IMF orientation

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    Lummerzheim, Dirk

    Enhanced solar wind geoeffectiveness after a sudden increase in dynamic pressure during southward increase in solar wind pressure results in poleward expansion of the auroral oval and closing of the polar show that southward IMF conditions combined with high solar wind dynamic pressure immediately after

  10. Dynamical Properties of Interaction Data

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    Bramson, Aaron

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Network dynamics are typically presented as a time series of network properties captured at each period. The current approach examines the dynamical properties of transmission via novel measures on an integrated, temporally extended network representation of interaction data across time. Because it encodes time and interactions as network connections, static network measures can be applied to this "temporal web" to reveal features of the dynamics themselves. Here we provide the technical details and apply it to agent-based implementations of the well-known SEIR and SEIS epidemiological models.

  11. Ghabezloo: Micromechanics analysis of thermal expansion and thermal pressurization of a hardened cement paste Micromechanics analysis of thermal expansion and thermal

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    Boyer, Edmond

    pore fluid is anomalously higher than the one of pure bulk water. The micromechanics model water-to-cement ratios. It permits also to calculate the pore volume thermal expansion coefficient expansion and thermal pressurization of a hardened cement paste, Cement and Concrete Research, DOI 10.1016/j

  12. Dynamic transition in an atomic glass former: a molecular dynamics evidence

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    Estelle Pitard; Vivien Lecomte; Frédéric Van Wijland

    2011-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We find that a Lennard-Jones mixture displays a dynamic phase transition between an active regime and an inactive one. By means of molecular dynamics simulations and of a finite-size study, we show that the space time dynamics in the supercooled regime coincides with a dynamic first order transition point.

  13. THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 139, 175101 (2013) Dynamic neutron scattering from conformational dynamics. I. Theory

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    #12;THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 139, 175101 (2013) Dynamic neutron scattering from, a conformational dynamics theory of dynamical neutron and X-ray scattering is developed, follow- ing our previous spectroscopy (dynamic neutron scattering) probes time correlations on the sub pico- to microsec- ond timescales

  14. Shape Dynamics in 2+1 Dimensions

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    Timothy Budd; Tim Koslowski

    2011-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Shape Dynamics is a formulation of General Relativity where refoliation invariance is traded for local spatial conformal invariance. In this paper we explicitly construct Shape Dynamics for a torus universe in 2+1 dimensions through a linking gauge theory that ensures dynamical equivalence with General Relativity. The Hamiltonian we obtain is formally a reduced phase space Hamiltonian. The construction of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian on higher genus surfaces is not explicitly possible, but we give an explicit expansion of the Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian for large CMC volume. The fact that all local constraints are linear in momenta allows us to quantize these explicitly, and the quantization problem for Shape Dynamics turns out to be equivalent to reduced phase space quantization. We consider the large CMC-volume asymptotics of conformal transformations of the wave function. We then use the similarity of Shape Dynamics on the 2-torus with the explicitly constructible strong gravity (BKL) Shape Dynamics Hamiltonian in higher dimensions to suggest a quantization strategy for Shape Dynamics.

  15. Cosmic expansion and growth histories in Galileon scalar-tensor models of dark energy

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    Tsutomu Kobayashi

    2010-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We study models of late-time cosmic acceleration in terms of scalar-tensor theories generalized to include a certain class of non-linear derivative interaction of the scalar field. The non-linear effect suppress the scalar-mediated force at short distances to pass solar-system tests of gravity. It is found that the expansion history until today is almost indistinguishable from that of the $\\Lambda$CDM model or some (phantom) dark energy models, but the fate of the universe depends clearly on the model parameter. The growth index of matter density perturbations is computed to show that its past asymptotic value is given by 9/16, while the value today is as small as 0.4.

  16. The expansion of a collisionless plasma into a plasma of lower density

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    Perego, M.; Gunzburger, M. D. [Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States)] [Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States); Howell, P. D.; Ockendon, J. R.; Allen, J. E. [OCIAM, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, 24-29 St Giles, OX1 3LB Oxford (United Kingdom)] [OCIAM, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, 24-29 St Giles, OX1 3LB Oxford (United Kingdom)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers the asymptotic and numerical solution of a simple model for the expansion of a collisionless plasma into a plasma of lower density. The dependence on the density ratio of qualitative and quantitative features of solutions of the well-known cold-ion model is explored. In the cold-ion limit, we find that a singularity develops in the ion density in finite time unless the density ratio is zero or close to unity. The classical cold-ion model may cease to be valid when such a singularity occurs and we then regularize the model by the finite ion-temperature Vlasov-Poisson system. Numerical evidence suggests the emergence of a multi-modal velocity distribution.

  17. X-ray radiographic expansion measurements of isochorically heated thin wire targets

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    Hochhaus, D. C. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Goethe-Universität, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Aurand, B. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Basko, M. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117218 Moscow (Russian Federation); Ecker, B. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz (Germany) [Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, 07743 Jena (Germany); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Kühl, T. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, 07743 Jena (Germany); ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Ma, T. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Rosmej, F. [UPMC, UMR7605, LULI, case 128, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France) [UPMC, UMR7605, LULI, case 128, 4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France); Ecole Polytechnique, LULI, PAPD, Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex (France); Zielbauer, B. [GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Helmholtz-Institut Jena, 07743 Jena (Germany); Neumayer, P. [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany) [ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI, 64291 Darmstadt (Germany); Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Solid density matter at temperatures ranging from 150 eV to <5 eV has been created by irradiating thin wire targets with high-energy laser pulses at intensities ?10{sup 18}W/cm{sup 2}. Energy deposition and transport of the laser-produced fast electrons are inferred from spatially resolved K{sub ?}-spectroscopy. Time resolved x-ray radiography is employed to image the target mass density up to solid density and proves isochoric heating. The subsequent hydrodynamic evolution of the target is observed for up to 3 ns and is compared to radiation-hydrodynamic simulations. At distances of several hundred micrometers from the laser interaction region, where temperatures of 5–20 eV and small temperature gradients are found, the hydrodynamic evolution of the wire is a near axially symmetric isentropic expansion, and good agreement between simulations and radiography data confirms heating of the wire over hundreds of micrometers.

  18. Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system

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    Rossing, Thomas D. (DeKalb, IL)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The sidewalls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging sidewalls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

  19. Lattice thermal expansion for normal tetrahedral compound semiconductors

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    Omar, M.S. [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq)]. E-mail: dr_m_s_omar@yahoo.com

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The cubic root of the deviation of the lattice thermal expansion from that of the expected value of diamond for group IV semiconductors, binary compounds of III-V and II-VI, as well as several ternary compounds from groups I-III-VI{sub 2}, II-IV-V{sub 2} and I-IV{sub 2}V{sub 3} semiconductors versus their bonding length are given straight lines. Their slopes were found to be 0.0256, 0.0210, 0.0170, 0.0259, 0.0196, and 0.02840 for the groups above, respectively. Depending on the valence electrons of the elements forming these groups, a formula was found to correlate all the values of the slopes mentioned above to that of group IV. This new formula which depends on the melting point and the bonding length as well as the number of valence electrons for the elements forming the compounds, will gives best calculated values for lattice thermal expansion for all compounds forming the groups mentioned above. An empirical relation is also found between the mean ionicity of the compounds forming the groups and their slopes mentioned above and that gave the mean ionicity for the compound CuGe{sub 2}P{sub 3} in the range of 0.442.

  20. Multipole expansions and Fock symmetry of the Hydrogen atom

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    A. V. Meremianin; J-M. Rost

    2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The main difficulty in utilizing the O(4) symmetry of the Hydrogen atom in practical calculations is the dependence of the Fock stereographic projection on energy. This is due to the fact that the wave functions of the states with different energies are proportional to the hyperspherical harmonics (HSH) corresponding to different points on the hypersphere. Thus, the calculation of the matrix elements reduces to the problem of re-expanding HSH in terms of HSH depending on different points on the hypersphere. We solve this problem by applying the technique of multipole expansions for four-dimensional HSH. As a result, we obtain the multipole expansions whose coefficients are the matrix elements of the boost operator taken between hydrogen wave functions (i.e. hydrogen form-factors). The explicit expressions for those coefficients are derived. It is shown that the hydrogen matrix elements can be presented as derivatives of an elementary function. Such an operator representation is convenient for the derivation of recurrency relations connecting matrix elements between states corresponding to different values of the quantum numbers $n$ and $l$.

  1. Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system

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    Rossing, T.D.

    1993-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The side walls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging side walls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

  2. Conversion of batch to molten glass, I: Volume expansion

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    Henager, Samuel H.; Hrma, Pavel R.; Swearingen, Kevin J.; Schweiger, Michael J.; Marcial, Jose; Tegrotenhuis, Nathan E.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Batches designed to simulate nuclear high-level waste glass were compressed into pellets that were heated at a rate of 5°C/min and photographed to obtain the profile area as a function of temperature. Three types of batches were prepared with different nitrate-carbonate ratios. To determine the impact of the heat supply by an exothermic reaction and the batch expansion, the nitrated batches were prepared with varying addition of sucrose. To obtain the impact of the grain size of the quartz component, the mixed nitrate-carbonate batches were prepared with silica particles ranging in size from 5 µm to 195 µm. One batch containing only carbonates was also tested. Sucrose addition had little effect on the batch expansion, while the size of silica was very influential. The 5-?m grains had a strongest effect, causing the generation of both primary and secondary foam, whereas only secondary foam was produced in batches with grains of 45 µm and larger. The retention of gases evolved as the batch melts creates primary foam. Gases evolved from oxidation-reduction reactions once the batch has melted produce secondary foam. We suggest that the viscosity of the melt and the amount of gas evolved are the main influences on foam production. As more gas is produced in the melt and as the glass becomes less viscous, the bubbles of gas coalesce into larger and larger cavities, until the glass can no longer contain the bubbles and they burst, causing the foam to collapse.

  3. THE INTER-ERUPTION TIMESCALE OF CLASSICAL NOVAE FROM EXPANSION OF THE Z CAMELOPARDALIS SHELL

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    Shara, Michael M.; Mizusawa, Trisha; Zurek, David [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192 (United States); Martin, Christopher D.; Neill, James D. [Department of Physics, Math and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 1200 East California Boulevard, Mail Code 405-47, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Seibert, Mark [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States)

    2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The dwarf nova Z Camelopardalis is surrounded by the largest known classical nova shell. This shell demonstrates that at least some dwarf novae must have undergone classical nova eruptions in the past, and that at least some classical novae become dwarf novae long after their nova thermonuclear outbursts. The current size of the shell, its known distance, and the largest observed nova ejection velocity set a lower limit to the time since Z Cam's last outburst of 220 years. The radius of the brightest part of Z Cam's shell is currently {approx}880 arcsec. No expansion of the radius of the brightest part of the ejecta was detected, with an upper limit of {<=}0.17 arcsec yr{sup -1}. This suggests that the last Z Cam eruption occurred {>=}5000 years ago. However, including the important effect of deceleration as the ejecta sweeps up interstellar matter in its snowplow phase reduces the lower limit to 1300 years. This is the first strong test of the prediction of nova thermonuclear runaway theory that the interoutburst times of classical novae are longer than 1000 years. The intriguing suggestion that Z Cam was a bright nova, recorded by Chinese imperial astrologers in October-November 77 B.C.E., is consistent with our measurements. If Z Cam was indeed the nova of 77 B.C.E. we predict that its ejecta are currently expanding at 85 km s{sup -1}, or 0.11 arcsec yr{sup -1}. Detection and measurement of this rate of expansion should be possible in just a few years.

  4. Complex Dynamics

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    Complex Dynamics Bernardo Da Costa, Koushik Ramachandran, Jingjing Qu, and I had a two semester learning seminar in complex analysis and potential ...

  5. Developing the model of laser ablation by considering the interplay between emission and expansion of aluminum plasma

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    Rezaei, F.; Tavassoli, S. H. [Laser and Plasma Research Institute, ShahidBeheshti University, 19396 4716, G. C., Evin, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study, the ablation behavior of aluminum target and its plasma radiation in noble ambient gases by a laser pulse with wavelength of 266 nm and pulse duration of 10 ns are numerically studied. A thermal model of laser ablation considering heat conduction, Euler equations, Saha-Eggert equations, Knudsen layer, mass and energy balance relations and optical shielding effects are used for calculation of plasma parameters. Effects of excitation energy on plasma expansion and its emissivity are investigated. Time and spatial-resolved plasma emission including bremsstrahlung, recombination and spectral emission at early delay times after laser irradiation is obtained. Effects of two ambient gases (He and Ar) as well as different gas pressures of 100, 300, 500, and 760 Torr on plasma expansion and its spectrum are studied. Results illustrate that at initial delay times, especially at high noble gas pressures, ionic lines have the maximum intensities, while at later times neutral lines dominate. When the pressure of ambient gas increases, a confinement of the plasma plume is predicted and the intensity of neutral lines decreases. Continuous emission increases with wavelength in both ambient gases. Spatially resolved analysis shows that an intense continuous emission is predicted next to the sample surface decreasing with distance from the latter.

  6. Dynamic systems and subadditive functionals

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    Itani, Sleiman M

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Consider a problem where a number of dynamic systems are required to travel between points in minimum time. The study of this problem is traditionally divided into two parts: A combinatorial part that assigns points to ...

  7. Ultra low thermal expansion, highly thermal shock resistant ceramic

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    Limaye, Santosh Y. (1440 Sandpiper Cir. #38, Salt Lake City, UT 84117)

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three families of ceramic compositions having the given formula: .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4 P.sub.6-2X Si.sub.2X O.sub.24, .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4-2X Y.sub.2X P.sub.6 O.sub.24 and .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4-X Y.sub.X P.sub.6-2X Si.sub.X O.sub.24 wherein .phi. is either Strontium or Barium and X has a value from about 0.2 to about 0.8 have been disclosed. Ceramics formed from these compositions exhibit very low, generally near neutral, thermal expansion over a wide range of elevated temperatures.

  8. Ultra low thermal expansion, highly thermal shock resistant ceramic

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    Limaye, S.Y.

    1996-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Three families of ceramic compositions having the given formula: {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4}P{sub 6{minus}2X}Si{sub 2X}O{sub 24}, {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4{minus}2X}Y{sub 2X}P{sub 6}O{sub 24} and {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4{minus}X}Y{sub X}P{sub 6{minus}2X}Si{sub X}O{sub 24} wherein {phi} is either strontium or barium and X has a value from about 0.2 to about 0.8 have been disclosed. Ceramics formed from these compositions exhibit very low, generally near neutral, thermal expansion over a wide range of elevated temperatures. 7 figs.

  9. Low Temperature Thermal Expansion of G-10 Plastic and Mylar

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    Bell, D.; /Fermilab

    1993-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This engineering note is a summary of test information and conclusions from the thermal expansion tests conducted at D-O during the fall of 1992. Each test was conducted separately but using the same basic procedure and equipment. While information on material properties at room temperature and above for these products is quite well doccumented, the companies producing these products had no available data about the thermal properties of these materials at cryogenic temperatures. This lack of readily available information prompted these tests to determine the accuracy of using the elevated temperature data for lower temperatures also. The results of each test were written up separately as stand alone short reports for immediate use in the design stages of the V.L.P.C. cryostat cassette. Both short reports are gathered here for convenient reference.

  10. HAZARDS OF THERMAL EXPANSION FOR RADIOLOGICAL CONTAINER ENGULFED IN FIRE

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    Donna Post Guillen

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fire accidents pose a serious threat to nuclear facilities. It is imperative that transport casks or shielded containers designed to transport/contain radiological materials have the ability to withstand a hypothetical fire. A numerical simulation was performed for a shielded container constructed of stainless steel and lead engulfed in a hypothetical fire as outlined by 10 CFR §71.73. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the thermal response of the container during and after the fire. The thermal model shows that after 30 minutes of fire, the stainless steel will maintain its integrity and not melt. However, the lead shielding will melt since its temperature exceeds the melting point. Due to the method of construction of the container under consideration, ample void space must be provided to allow for thermal expansion of the lead upon heating and melting, so as to not overstress the weldment.

  11. Infra-red divergences in the large-N expansion

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    Bortolo Matteo Mognetti

    2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a vectorial O(N) model with a generic nearest-neighbor interaction W(\\bsigma_i\\cdot \\bsigma_j) (depending on {\\cal N} tunable parameters), a Yukawa (and Gross Neveu) model with N_f fermions at finite temperature and the vectorial \\phi^6 model, in the large N (N_f) limit. All this models exhibit a Mean Field critical point for N=\\infinity. When 1/N fluctuations are included, infra red divergences appear near the critical point. In the framework of a generalized 1/N expansion we show that these divergences are related to a universal crossover mechanism between the Mean Field universality class (N=\\infinity) and the nonclassical one for N<\\infinity. For the generic nearest-neighbor interaction multicritical points are also investigated.

  12. Construction of operator product expansion coefficients via consistency conditions

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    Jan Holland

    2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis an iterative scheme for the construction of operator product expansion (OPE) coefficients is applied to determine low order coefficients in perturbation theory for a specific toy model. We use the approach to quantum field theory proposed by S. Hollands [arXiv:0802.2198], which is centered around the OPE and a number of axioms on the corresponding OPE coefficients. This framework is reviewed in the first part of the thesis. In the second part we apply an algorithm for the perturbative construction of OPE coefficients to a toy model: Euclidean $\\varphi^6$-theory in 3-dimensions. Using a recently found formulation in terms of vertex operators and a diagrammatic notation in terms of trees [arXiv:0906.5313v1], coefficients up to second order are constructed, some general features of coefficients at arbitrary order are presented and an exemplary comparison to the corresponding customary method of computation is given.

  13. Winding expansion techniques for lattice QCD with chemical potential

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    Julia Danzer; Christof Gattringer

    2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We analytically derive a decomposition of the lattice fermion determinant for Wilson's Dirac operator with chemical potential into winding sectors, i.e., factors with a fixed number of quarks. Dividing the lattice into four domains, the determinant is factorized into terms which can be classified with respect to the winding number of the closed loops they consist of. The individual factors are expressed in terms of subdeterminants and propagators on the domains of the lattice. We numerically analyze properties of the factorization formula and discuss two applications for the determination of canonical partition functions with a fixed quark number: A speedup for the Fourier transformation technique through a dimensional reduction, and a power series expansion.

  14. Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl

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    Time-predictable Computer Architecture Martin Schoeberl Institute of Computer Engineering Vienna. Then we propose solutions for a time- predictable computer architecture. The proposed architecture in computer architectures are: pipelining, instruction and data caching, dynamic branch prediction, out

  15. Biosystem Dynamics & Design | EMSL

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    Biosystem Dynamics & Design Overview Atmospheric Aerosol Systems Biosystem Dynamics & Design Energy Materials & Processes Terrestrial & Subsurface Ecosystems Biosystem Dynamics &...

  16. Cosmic expansion and structure formation in running vacuum cosmologies

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    Basilakos, Spyros

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the dynamics of the FLRW flat cosmological models in which the vacuum energy varies with redshift. A particularly well motivated model of this type is the so-called quantum field vacuum, in which both kind of terms $H^{2}$ and constant appear in the effective dark energy density affecting the evolution of the main cosmological functions at the background and perturbation levels. Specifically, it turns out that the functional form of the quantum vacuum endows the vacuum energy of a mild dynamical evolution which could be observed nowadays and appears as dynamical dark energy. Interestingly, the low-energy behaviour is very close to the usual $\\Lambda$CDM model, but it is by no means identical. Finally, within the framework of the quantum field vacuum we generalize the large scale structure properties, namely growth of matter perturbations, cluster number counts and spherical collapse model.

  17. E-Print Network 3.0 - anisotropic thermal expansion Sample Search...

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    Thermal Conductivity Summary: sensors, actuators, logic circuits, and organic optoelectronic devices. The high thermal expansion... and the dielectric constant 9 of these...

  18. E-Print Network 3.0 - article volume expansion Sample Search...

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    Technologies and Information Sciences 52 Anisotropic thermal expansion in silicates: A density functional study of -eucryptite and related materials Summary: that the...

  19. Retreat of the state and the market: liberalisation and education expansion in Sudan under the NCP.

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    Mann, Laura Elizabeth

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??This thesis is an analysis of two concurrent processes - the liberalisation of the economy and the expansion of the tertiary education system - by… (more)

  20. Microsoft Word - CX-SnoKingSubstationExpansionFY12_WEB.doc

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    REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Michael Marleau Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Sno-King Substation Expansion Categorical...

  1. One-And-A-Half-Centered Expansion Method in Charge-Transfer Calculations of Proton-Hydrogen Scattering

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    Chen, Z. F.; Reading, John F.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Wilets and Gallaher. The discrepancy may be attributed to the inaccuracy in numerical calcula- tion. These two-centered expansions (TCE) consume much computing time. Reading, Ford, and Becker [23?25] have invented a set of one... ranges have been extended from 100 keV in previous work to 250 keV. The charge-transfer cross sections to the 2p state fit the experimental data at 30 keV and are almost the same as those calculated using TCE method by Cheshire and Shakeshaft...

  2. Dynamics of Clouds Fall Semester 2012

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    ATS712 Dynamics of Clouds Fall Semester 2012 Meeting Times: T/Th: 9-10:15am Room: ATS 101-2pm Course Description: This class focuses on the general dynamics of cloud systems. Models of fog and other Tools / Skills Cotton, W.R., G.H. Bryan, and S.C. van den Heever, 2010: Storm and Cloud Dynamics

  3. Energetics and Dynamics of Fragmentation of Protonated Leucine...

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    Leucine Enkephalin from Time-and Energy-Resolved Surface-Induced Energetics and Dynamics of Fragmentation of Protonated Leucine Enkephalin from Time-and Energy-Resolved...

  4. Dynamics of femtosecond laser produced tungsten nanoparticle plumes

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    Harilal, S. S.; Hassanein, A. [Center for Materials Under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)] [Center for Materials Under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); Farid, N. [Center for Materials Under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States) [Center for Materials Under Extreme Environment, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States); School of Physics and Optical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China); Kozhevin, V. M. [Ioffe Physics Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation)] [Ioffe Physics Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg 194021 (Russian Federation)

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated the expansion features of femtosecond laser generated tungsten nanoparticle plumes in vacuum. Fast gated images showed distinct two components expansion features, viz., plasma and nanoparticle plumes, separated by time of appearance. The persistence of plasma and nanoparticle plumes are ?500 ns and ?100 ?s, respectively, and propagating with velocities differed by 25 times. The estimated temperature of the nanoparticles showed a decreasing trend with increasing time and space. Compared to low-Z materials (e.g., Si), ultrafast laser ablation of high-Z materials like W provides significantly higher nanoparticle yield. A comparison between the nanoparticle plumes generated by W and Si is also discussed along with other metals.

  5. Dynamical Transition and Heterogeneous Hydration Dynamics in RNA

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    Jeseong Yoon; Jong-Chin Lin; Changbong Hyeon; D. Thirumalai

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhanced dynamical fluctuations of RNAs, facilitated by a network of water molecules with strong interactions with RNA, are suspected to be critical in their ability to respond to a variety of cellular signals. Using atomically detailed molecular dynamics simulations at various temperatures of purine (adenine)- and preQ$_1$ sensing riboswitch aptamers, we show that water molecules in the vicinity of RNAs undergo complex dynamics depending on the local structures of the RNAs. The overall lifetimes of hydrogen bonds (HBs) of surface bound waters are more than at least 1-2 orders of magnitude longer than bulk water. Slow hydration dynamics, revealed in non-Arrhenius behavior of the relaxation time, arises from high activation barriers to break water hydrogen bonds with a nucleotide and by reduced diffusion of water. The relaxation kinetics at specific locations in the two RNAs show a broad spectrum of time scales reminiscent of glass-like behavior, suggesting that the hydration dynamics is highly heterogeneous. Both RNAs undergo dynamic transition at $T = T_D \\gtrsim 200$ K as assessed by the mean square fluctuation of hydrogen atoms $\\langle x^2\\rangle$, which undergoes an abrupt harmonic-to-anharmonic transition at $T_D$. The near universal value of $T_D$ found for these RNAs and previously for tRNA is strongly correlated with changes in hydration dynamics as $T$ is altered. Hierarchical dynamics of waters associated with the RNA surface, revealed in the motions of distinct classes of water with well-separated time scales, reflects the heterogeneous local environment on the molecular surface of RNA. At low temperatures slow water dynamics predominates over structural transitions. Our study demonstrates that the complex interplay of dynamics between water and local environment in the RNA structures could be a key determinant of the functional activities of RNA.

  6. PPN expansion and FRW scalar perturbations in n-DBI gravity

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    Flávio S. Coelho; Carlos Herdeiro; Shinji Hirano; Yuki Sato

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    n-DBI gravity explicitly breaks Lorentz invariance by the introduction of a unit time-like vector field, thereby giving rise to an extra (scalar) degree of freedom. We look for observational consequences of this mode in two setups. Firstly, we compute the parametrized post-Newtonian (PPN) expansion of the metric to first post-Newtonian order. Surprisingly, we find that the PPN parameters are exactly the same as in General Relativity (GR), and no preferred-frame effects are produced. In particular this means that n-DBI gravity is consistent with all GR solar system experimental tests. We discuss the origin of such degeneracy between n-DBI gravity and GR, and suggest it may also hold in higher post-Newtonian order. Secondly, we study gravitational scalar perturbations of a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker space-time with a cosmological constant $\\Lambda \\geq 0$. In the case of de Sitter space, we show that the scalar mode grows as the universe expands and, in contrast with a canonical scalar field coupled to GR, it does not freeze on super horizon scales.

  7. Energy Prices and the Expansion of World Trade

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    Benjamin Bridgman

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The oil shocks of the 1970s coincided with a number of economic disturbances. However, it has been difficult to develop models where oil shocks have a quantitatively important impact on the economy. In this paper, I show that the disturbances in transportation caused by the oil shocks can significantly affect the economy. I argue that changes in energy prices were responsible for a worldwide slowdown in the growth of trade and may help explain the apparent change in the price-trade elasticity. While tariffs have fallen steadily since 1970, trade growth slowed in the mid-1970s and has grown rapidly since the mid-1980s. In a standard trade model, this pattern implies that the price-import elasticity increased sharply in the mid-1980s. In this paper, I argue that the oil crises of the 1970s led to higher transportation costs. In 1986 energy prices fell to their pre-crisis level, reducing transportation costs and by extension trade barriers. I present a trade model with an energy using transportation sector. In model simulations, I show that total trade costs (transportation cost plus tariffs) are constant from 1974 to 1982. Once transportation costs are accounted for, the price-import elasticity no longer needs to radically change. I also show that trade expansion since 1960 is 50 percent higher in a standard trade model that includes a transportation sector compared to one that does not.

  8. Project Fever - Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies

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    Swalnick, Natalia

    2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Project FEVER (Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies) is a part of the Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Funding Opportunity funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the state of Colorado. Tasks undertaken in this project include: Electric Vehicle Grid Impact Assessment; Assessment of Electrical Permitting and Inspection for EV/EVSE (electric vehicle/electric vehicle supply equipment); Assessment of Local Ordinances Pertaining to Installation of Publicly Available EVSE;Assessment of Building Codes for EVSE; EV Demand and Energy/Air Quality Impacts Assessment; State and Local Policy Assessment; EV Grid Impact Minimization Efforts; Unification and Streamlining of Electrical Permitting and Inspection for EV/EVSE; Development of BMP for Local EVSE Ordinances; Development of BMP for Building Codes Pertaining to EVSE; Development of Colorado-Specific Assessment for EV/EVSE Energy/Air Quality Impacts; Development of State and Local Policy Best Practices; Create Final EV/EVSE Readiness Plan; Develop Project Marketing and Communications Elements; Plan and Schedule In-person Education and Outreach Opportunities.

  9. West Foster Creek Expansion Project 2007 HEP Report.

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    Ashley, Paul R.

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    During April and May 2007, the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority's (CBFWA) Regional HEP Team (RHT) conducted baseline Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) (USFWS 1980, 1980a) analyses on five parcels collectively designated the West Foster Creek Expansion Project (3,756.48 acres). The purpose of the HEP analyses was to document extant habitat conditions and to determine how many baseline/protection habitat units (HUs) to credit Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for funding maintenance and enhancement activities on project lands as partial mitigation for habitat losses associated with construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams. HEP evaluation models included mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), sharp-tailed grouse, (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), mink (Neovison vison), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), and black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus). Combined 2007 baseline HEP results show that 4,946.44 habitat units were generated on 3,756.48 acres (1.32 HUs per acre). HEP results/habitat conditions were generally similar for like cover types at all sites. Unlike crediting of habitat units (HUs) on other WDFW owned lands, Bonneville Power Administration received full credit for HUs generated on these sites.

  10. Economic Costs and Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX)

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    Economic Costs and Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) for BC and Metro.thegoodman.com November 10, 2014 #12;SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY Economic Costs and Benefits of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) for BC and Metro Vancouver ii Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary

  11. Final Independent External Peer Review Report for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project General Reevaluation Report EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Savannah Harbor is a deep and 600 feet wide from deep water in the ocean (River Mile 11.4B) to the channel between the jettiesFinal Independent External Peer Review Report for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project General

  12. SOLVING GENERATION EXPANSION PLANNING PROBLEMS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS BY A BUNDLE METHOD

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    Solodov, Mikhail V.

    for the construction of new power plants, while ensuring economic and reliable supply to the future electricity demandSOLVING GENERATION EXPANSION PLANNING PROBLEMS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRAINTS BY A BUNDLE METHOD discuss the energy generation expansion planning with environmental constraints, formulated as a nonsmooth

  13. Definition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power Systems

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    Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power Systems By Bryan K. Smith Submitted to the System Design, expansion and screening of Nuclear Electric Propulsion and Power concepts capable of achieving planetaryDefinition, Expansion and Screening of Architectures for Planetary Exploration Class Nuclear

  14. Relation between thermal expansion and interstitial formation energy in pure Fe and Cr

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    Relation between thermal expansion and interstitial formation energy in pure Fe and Cr Janne potentials give lower interstitial formation energy, but predict too small thermal expansion. We also show University, Uppsala, Sweden Abstract By fitting a potential of modified Finnis­Sinclair type to the thermal

  15. Matter Non-conservation in the Universe and Dynamical Dark Energy

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    Harald Fritzsch; Joan Sola

    2012-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In an expanding universe the vacuum energy density \\rho_{\\Lambda} is expected to be a dynamical quantity. In quantum field theory in curved space-time \\rho_{\\Lambda} should exhibit a slow evolution, determined by the expansion rate of the universe H. Recent measurements on the time variation of the fine structure constant and of the proton-electron mass ratio suggest that basic quantities of the Standard Model, such as the QCD scale parameter \\Lambda_{QCD}, may not be conserved in the course of the cosmological evolution. The masses of the nucleons m_N and of the atomic nuclei would also be affected. Matter is not conserved in such a universe. These measurements can be interpreted as a leakage of matter into vacuum or vice versa. We point out that the amount of leakage necessary to explain the measured value of \\dot{m}_N/m_N could be of the same order of magnitude as the observationally allowed value of \\dot{\\rho}_{\\Lambda}/\\rho_{\\Lambda}, with a possible contribution from the dark matter particles. The dark energy in our universe could be the dynamical vacuum energy in interaction with ordinary baryonic matter as well as with dark matter.

  16. Representation of Solar Capacity Value in the ReEDS Capacity Expansion Model

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    Sigrin, B.; Sullivan, P.; Ibanez, E.; Margolis, R.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An important issue for electricity system operators is the estimation of renewables' capacity contributions to reliably meeting system demand, or their capacity value. While the capacity value of thermal generation can be estimated easily, assessment of wind and solar requires a more nuanced approach due to the resource variability. Reliability-based methods, particularly assessment of the Effective Load-Carrying Capacity, are considered to be the most robust and widely-accepted techniques for addressing this resource variability. This report compares estimates of solar PV capacity value by the Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) capacity expansion model against two sources. The first comparison is against values published by utilities or other entities for known electrical systems at existing solar penetration levels. The second comparison is against a time-series ELCC simulation tool for high renewable penetration scenarios in the Western Interconnection. Results from the ReEDS model are found to compare well with both comparisons, despite being resolved at a super-hourly temporal resolution. Two results are relevant for other capacity-based models that use a super-hourly resolution to model solar capacity value. First, solar capacity value should not be parameterized as a static value, but must decay with increasing penetration. This is because -- for an afternoon-peaking system -- as solar penetration increases, the system's peak net load shifts to later in the day -- when solar output is lower. Second, long-term planning models should determine system adequacy requirements in each time period in order to approximate LOLP calculations. Within the ReEDS model we resolve these issues by using a capacity value estimate that varies by time-slice. Within each time period the net load and shadow price on ReEDS's planning reserve constraint signals the relative importance of additional firm capacity.

  17. Dynamic radioactive particle source

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    Moore, Murray E.; Gauss, Adam Benjamin; Justus, Alan Lawrence

    2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for providing a timed, synchronized dynamic alpha or beta particle source for testing the response of continuous air monitors (CAMs) for airborne alpha or beta emitters is provided. The method includes providing a radioactive source; placing the radioactive source inside the detection volume of a CAM; and introducing an alpha or beta-emitting isotope while the CAM is in a normal functioning mode.

  18. Broadband infrared and Raman probes of excited-state vibrational molecular dynamics; Simulation protocols based on loop diagram

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    Konstantin E. Dorfman; Benjamin P. Fingerhut; Shaul Mukamel

    2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Vibrational motions in electronically excited states can be observed by either time and frequency resolved infrared absorption or by off resonant stimulated Raman techniques. Multipoint correlation function expressions are derived for both signals. Three representations for the signal which suggest different simulation protocols are developed. These are based on the forward and the backward propagation of the wavefunction, sum over state expansion using an effective vibration Hamiltonian and a semiclassical treatment of a bath. We show that the effective temporal ($\\Delta t$) and spectral ($\\Delta\\omega$) resolution of the techniques is not controlled solely by experimental knobs but also depends on the system dynamics being probed. The Fourier uncertainty $\\Delta\\omega\\Delta t>1$ is never violated.

  19. Infrared Gupta-Bleuler Quantum Electrodynamics: Solvable Models And Perturbative Expansion

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    Simone Zerella

    2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study two Hamiltonian models, based on infrared approximations which render them solvable, in order to obtain an operator formulation of the soft-photon corrections to the scattering of a single electron, as given in Quantum Electrodynamics by the method of Feynman's diagrams. The first model is based on the same approximations of the Pauli-Fierz Hamiltonian, the second one stems from an expansion in powers of the four-momentum transfer, along the lines of Bloch and Nordsieck. For both models, the dynamics of the charge is accounted for by suitably chosen classical currents, interacting with the quantum e.m. potential. M\\"oller operators, preserving respectively the Hilbert scalar product, for the Coulomb-gauge formulation of the models, and an indefinite metric, for the formulation of the models in the Feynman-Gupta-Bleuler gauge, are obtained in the presence of an infrared cutoff, with the help of suitable renormalization counterterms. We show that the soft-photon corrections to the electron scattering under consideration are reproduced by suitable matrix elements of the M\\"oller operators pertaining to the model "of the Bloch-Nordsieck type", both in the FGB gauge and in the Coulomb gauge. Further, we prove that if one assumes that the charged particle is non relativistic and employs a dipole approximation, the resulting low-energy radiative corrections admit an operator formulation as well, in terms of the M\\"oller operators of the model "of Pauli-Fierz type", but lack the invariance property with respect to the gauge employed in their calculation. The reason why such a discrepancy occurs is finally traced back in full generality, also in connection with the Gupta-Bleuler formulation of non-relativistic models.

  20. Proceedings of Student Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 9th, 2003 Modeling Economic Time Series Using a Focused Time Lagged

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    Tappert, Charles

    Series Using a Focused Time Lagged FeedForward Neural Network N. Moseley ABSTRACT, - Artificial neural other series expansion.[2]. The motivation for analysis of time series using neural netwoProceedings of Student Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 9th, 2003 Modeling Economic Time

  1. Constraints on Dark Energy from the Observed Expansion of our Cosmic Horizon

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    Fulvio Melia

    2008-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Within the context of standard cosmology, an accelerating universe requires the presence of a third `dark' component of energy, beyond matter and radiation. The available data, however, are still deemed insufficient to distinguish between an evolving dark energy component and the simplest model of a time-independent cosmological constant. In this paper, we examine the cosmological expansion in terms of observer-dependent coordinates, in addition to the more conventional co-moving coordinates. This procedure explicitly reveals the role played by the radius R_h of our cosmic horizon in the interrogation of the data. (In Rindler's notation, R_h coincides with the `event horizon' in the case of de Sitter, but changes in time for other cosmologies that also contain matter and/or radiation.) With this approach, we show that the interpretation of dark energy as a cosmological constant is clearly disfavored by the observations. Within the framework of standard Friedman-Robertson-Walker cosmology, we derive an equation describing the evolution of R_h, and solve it using the WMAP and Type Ia supernova data. In particular, we consider the meaning of the observed equality (or near equality) R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0, where t_0 is the age of the Universe. This empirical result is far from trivial, for a cosmological constant would drive R_h(t) towards ct (where t is the cosmic time) only once--and that would have to occur right now. Though we are not here espousing any particular alternative model of dark energy, for comparison we also consider scenarios in which dark energy is given by scaling solutions, which simultaneously eliminate several conundrums in the standard model, including the `coincidence' and `flatness' problems, and account very well for the fact that R_h(t_0) ~ ct_0.

  2. AIRIS Argonne In-flight Radioactive Ion Separator Expansion

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul(Summary)morphinanInformation Desert SouthwestTechnologies |November 2011Astudies smart sensors and dynamicAIKEN

  3. Investigation of a suppression of asymmetric cell kinetics (SACK) approach for ex vivo expansion of human hematopoietic stem cells

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    Taghizadeh, Rouzbeh R

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is a long-standing challenge faced by both researchers and clinicians. To date, no robust, efficient method for the pure, ex vivo expansion of human HSCs has been ...

  4. Accelerating atomistic simulations of defect dynamics: Hyperdynamics, parallel replica dynamics, and temperature-accelerated dynamics

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    Voter, A.F.; Soerensen, M.R.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Obtaining a good atomistic description of diffusion dynamics in materials remains a daunting task due to the time-scale limitations of the molecular dynamics method. The authors discuss new methods, derived from transition state theory, for accelerating molecular dynamics simulations of these infrequent-event processes. Two of these methods (hyperdynamics and parallel replica dynamics) have been presented previously, and are briefly reviewed here. The third, temperature-accelerated dynamics (TAD), is presented in detail. In TAD, the system temperature is raised to stimulate more rapid escape out of each potential basin, but attempted transitions are filtered to allow only those that would have occurred at the normal temperature. The characteristics of the methods are compared.

  5. A Dynamical Approach to Temperature

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    Hans Henrik Rugh

    1997-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new dynamical approach for measuring the temperature of a Hamiltonian dynamical system in the micro canonical ensemble of thermodynamics. We show that under the hypothesis of ergodicity the temperature can be computed as a time-average of the functional, div(grad H/|grad H|^2), on the energy-surface. Our method not only yields an efficient computational approach for determining the temperature it also provides an intrinsic link between dynamical systems theory and the statistical mechanics of Hamiltonian systems.

  6. Symbolic dynamics

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    Béal, M -P; Eilers, S; Perrin, D

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This chapter presents some of the links between automata theory and symbolic dynamics. The emphasis is on two particular points. The first one is the interplay between some particular classes of automata, such as local automata and results on embeddings of shifts of finite type. The second one is the connection between syntactic semigroups and the classification of sofic shifts up to conjugacy.

  7. Quantum field theory in the presence of a medium: Green's function expansions

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    Kheirandish, Fardin [Department of Physics, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza-Branch, Shahreza (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Salimi, Shahriar [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from a Lagrangian and using functional-integration techniques, series expansions of Green's function of a real scalar field and electromagnetic field, in the presence of a medium, are obtained. The parameter of expansion in these series is the susceptibility function of the medium. Relativistic and nonrelativistic Langevin-type equations are derived. Series expansions for Lifshitz energy in finite temperature and for an arbitrary matter distribution are derived. Covariant formulations for both scalar and electromagnetic fields are introduced. Two illustrative examples are given.

  8. Edgeworth Expansion of the Largest Eigenvalue Distribution Function of GUE and LUE

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    Leonard N. Choup

    2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive expansions of the Hermite and Laguerre kernels at the edge of the spectrum of the finite n Gaussian Unitary Ensemble (GUEn) and the finite n Laguerre Unitary Ensem- ble (LUEn), respectively. Using these large n kernel expansions, we prove an Edgeworth type theorem for the largest eigenvalue distribution function of GUEn and LUEn. In our Edgeworth expansion, the correction terms are expressed in terms of the same Painleve II function appearing in the leading term, i.e. in the Tracy-Widom distribution. We conclude with a brief discussion of the universality of these results.

  9. Highly Anisotropic Thermal Expansion in Molecular Films of Dicarboxylic Fatty Acids

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    Tamam L.; Ocko B.; Kraack, H.; Sloutskin, E.; Deutsch, M.

    2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Angstrom-resolution x-ray measurements reveal the existence of two-dimensional (2D) crystalline order in molecularly thin films of surface-parallel-oriented fatty diacid molecules supported on a liquid mercury surface. The thermal expansion coefficients along the two unit cell vectors are found to differ 17-fold. The high anisotropy of the 2D thermal expansion and the crystalline coherence length are traced to the different bonding in the two directions: van der Waals normal to, and covalent plus hydrogen bonding along the molecular backbone axis. Similarities with, and differences from, negative thermal expansion materials are discussed.

  10. Inferring Gene Family Histories in Yeast Identifies Lineage Specific Expansions

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    Ames, Ryan M.; Money, Daniel; Lovell, Simon C.

    2014-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The complement of genes found in the genome is a balance between gene gain and gene loss. Knowledge of the specific genes that are gained and lost over evolutionary time allows an understanding of the evolution of biological ...

  11. Vacancies in ordered and disordered binary alloys treated with the cluster expansion A. Van der Ven and G. Ceder

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    Ceder, Gerbrand

    Vacancies in ordered and disordered binary alloys treated with the cluster expansion A. Van der Ven far neglected the presence of vacancies. Here, we invoke a local cluster expansion as a perturbation to the standard binary cluster expansion to model the equilibrium vacancy concentration in a binary alloy

  12. Metric perturbation theory of quantum dynamics

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    Antony L Tambyrajah

    2006-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A theory of quantum dynamics based on a discrete structure underlying the space time manifold is developed for single particles. It is shown that at the micro domain the interaction of particles with the underlying discrete structure results in the quantum space time manifold. Regarding the resulting quantum space-time as perturbation from the Lorentz metric it is shown it is possible to discuss the dynamics of particles in the quantum domain.

  13. On the Expansion Rate, Age, and Distance of the Supernova Remnant G266.2-1.2 (Vela Jr.)

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    Allen, G E; DeLaney, T; Filipovic, M D; Houck, J C; Pannuti, T G; Stage, M D

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An analysis of Chandra ACIS data for two relatively bright and narrow portions of the northwestern rim of G266.2-1.2 (a.k.a. RX J0852.0-4622 or Vela Jr.) reveal evidence of a radial displacement of 2.40 +/- 0.56 arcsec between 2003 and 2008. The corresponding expansion rate (0.42 +/- 0.10 arcsec/yr or 13.6 +/- 4.2%/kyr) is about half the rate reported for an analysis of XMM-Newton data from a similar, but not identical, portion of the rim over a similar, but not identical, time interval (0.84 +/- 0.23 arcsec/yr, Katsuda et al. 2008a). If the Chandra rate is representative of the remnant as a whole, then the results of a hydrodynamic analysis suggest that G266.2-1.2 is between 2.4 and 5.1 kyr old if it is expanding into a uniform ambient medium (whether or not it was produced by a Type Ia or Type II event). If the remnant is expanding into the material shed by a steady stellar wind, then the age could be as much as 50% higher. The Chandra expansion rate and a requirement that the shock speed be greater than or...

  14. Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefactio...

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    Application of Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC to Transfer Control of Long-term Authorization to Export...

  15. Comment on ``Success of collinear expansion in the calculation of induced gluon emission''

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    P. Aurenche; B. G. Zakharov; H. Zaraket

    2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the arguments against our recent paper on the failure of the collinear expansion in the calculation of the induced gluon emission raised by X.N. Wang are either incorrect or irrelevant.

  16. E-Print Network 3.0 - apparent area expansivity Sample Search...

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    << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Measurement of rate of expansion in the perception of radial motion Jeff D. Wurfel a,b,*, Jose F. Barraza d Summary: in a circular area of 5 when the...

  17. White food-type sorghum in direct-expansion extrusion applications

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    Acosta Sanchez, David

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    distribution similar to corn meal produced extrudates with higher expansion, lower bulk density and similar texture. In addition, sorghum extrudates were rated equal to corn meal extrudates by a taste panel for appearance, flavor, texture and overall...

  18. SAVANNAH HARBOR EXPANSION PROJECT CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA AND JASPER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    SAVANNAH HARBOR EXPANSION PROJECT CHATHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA AND JASPER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA 22 (Kings Island Turning Basin at Stations 98+500 to 100+500) 5 feet deeper (to an authorized navigation #12

  19. Decays of excited baryons in the large Nc expansion of QCD

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    Jose Goity; Norberto Scoccola

    2006-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the analysis of the decay widths of excited baryons in the framework of the 1/Nc expansion of QCD. These studies are performed up to order 1/Nc and include both positive and negative parity excited baryons.

  20. WKB-expansion of the HarishChandra-Itzykson-Zuber integral for arbitrary beta

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    S. Hikami; E. Brezin

    2006-04-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This article is devoted to the asymptotic expansion of the generalized Harish Chandra-Itzykson-Zuber matrix integral for non-unitary symmetries characterized by a parameter beta(as usual beta =1,2 and 4 correspond to the orthogonal, unitary and symplectic group integrals). A WKB-expansion for f is derived from the heat kernel differential equation, for general values of k and beta. From an expansion in terms of zonal polynomials, one obtain an expansion in powers of the tau's for beta=1, and generalizations are considered for general beta. A duality relation, and a transformation of products of pairs of symmetric functions into tau polynomials, is used to obtain the expression for f(tau ij) for general beta.

  1. Impact of unit commitment constraints on generation expansion planning with renewables

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    Palmintier, Bryan Stephen

    Growing use of renewables pushes thermal generators against operating constraints - e.g. ramping, minimum output, and operating reserves - that are traditionally ignored in expansion planning models. We show how including ...

  2. Pressurized heat treatment of glass-ceramic to control thermal expansion

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    Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH)

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of producing a glass-ceramic having a specified thermal expansion value is disclosed. The method includes the step of pressurizing the parent glass material to a predetermined pressure during heat treatment so that the glass-ceramic produced has a specified thermal expansion value. Preferably, the glass-ceramic material is isostatically pressed. A method for forming a strong glass-ceramic to metal seal is also disclosed in which the glass-ceramic is fabricated to have a thermal expansion value equal to that of the metal. The determination of the thermal expansion value of a parent glass material placed in a high-temperature environment is also used to determine the pressure in the environment.

  3. Merging quadratic programming with kernel smoothing for automated cluster expansions of complex lattice Hamiltonians

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    Okan, Osman Burak

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a general outline for automating cluster expansions of configurational energetics in systems with crystallographic order and well defined space group symmetry. The method presented herein combines constrained ...

  4. Detection and Quantification of Expansive Clay Minerals in Geologically-Diverse Texas Aggregate Fines

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    Russell, George 1983-

    2012-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    and asphalt concretes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) evaluated the methylene blue adsorption test for its potential to identify and estimate quantities of expansive clays in aggregate stockpiles...

  5. The Appell hypergeometric expansions of the solutions of the general Heun equation

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    A. M. Ishkhanyan

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from the equation obeyed by the derivative, we construct several expansions of the solutions of the general Heun equation in terms of the Appell generalized hypergeometric functions of two variables of the fist kind. Several cases when the expansions reduce to ones written in terms of simpler mathematical functions such as the incomplete Beta function or the Gauss hypergeometric function are identified. The conditions for deriving finite-sum solutions via termination of the series are discussed. In general, the coefficients of the expansions obey four-term recurrence relations; however, there exist certain sets of the parameters for which the recurrence relations involve only two terms, though not successive. The coefficients of the expansions are then explicitly calculated and the general solution of the Heun equation is constructed in terms of the Gauss hypergeometric functions.

  6. arbitrary power-law expansion: Topics by E-print Network

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    are also presented. Burin Gumjudpai 2007-08-27 3 The power-law expansion universe and dark energy evolution Astrophysics (arXiv) Summary: In order to depict the transition from...

  7. Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes

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    Temperature as a driver for the expansion of the microalga Gonyostomum semen in Swedish lakes Karin is an example of invasive harmful microalgae (Neilan et al., 2003). Another presumably invasive species

  8. Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC - FE...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    1-161-LNG Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC - FE Dkt. No. 11-161-LNG On November 15, 2013, the Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy (DOEFE)...

  9. Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC - FE...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    0-161-LNG Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC - FE Dkt. No. 10-161-LNG On May 17, 2013, the Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy (DOEFE) issued...

  10. Modeling the effects of Refrigerant Charging on Air Conditioner Performance Characteristics For Three Expansion Devices

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    Farzad, Mohsen

    An experimental and analytical study concerned with the off-design refrigerant charging of air conditioners is presented. A series of experiments were conducted to characterize the effects of refrigerant charge and type of expansion device...

  11. Calculation of the Green's function from high- and low-density series expansions for disordered transport

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    Calef, Daniel F.; Friesner, Richard; Korzeniewski, Gregory; Laird, Brian Bostian; Silbey, Robert

    1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate density expansions for the configurationally averaged Green's function for a random walk on a (site) disordered lattice. Two-point Padé summation techniques are used in conjunction with scaling arguments to examine behavior near...

  12. Chiral dynamics in the low-temperature phase of QCD

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    Bastian B. Brandt; Anthony Francis; Harvey B. Meyer; Daniel Robaina

    2014-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the low-temperature phase of QCD and the crossover region with two light flavors of quarks. The chiral expansion around the point $(T,m=0)$ in the temperature vs. quark-mass plane indicates that a sharp real-time excitation exists with the quantum numbers of the pion. An exact sum rule is derived for the thermal modification of the spectral function associated with the axial charge density; the (dominant) pion pole contribution obeys the sum rule. We determine the two parameters of the pion dispersion relation using lattice QCD simulations and test the applicability of the chiral expansion. The time-dependent correlators are also analyzed using the Maximum Entropy Method, yielding consistent results. Finally, we test the predictions of the chiral expansion around the point $(T=0,m=0)$ for the temperature dependence of static observables.

  13. Coupled Dynamic Analysis of Multiple Unit Floating Offshore Wind Turbine

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    Bae, Yoon Hyeok

    2013-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study, a numerical simulation tool has been developed for the rotor-floater-tether coupled dynamic analysis of Multiple Unit Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (MUFOWT) in the time domain including aero-blade-tower dynamics and control...

  14. Green's Function expansion of scalar and vector fields in the presence of a medium

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    Fardin Kheirandish; Shahriar Salimi

    2010-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a canonical approach and functional-integration techniques, a series expansion of Green's function of a scalar field, in the presence of a medium, is obtained. A series expansion for Lifshitz-energy, in finite-temperature, in terms of the susceptibility of the medium is derived and the whole formalism is generalized to the case of electromagnetic field in the presence of some dielectrics. A covariant formulation of the problem is presented.

  15. Utilization of flange design and vessel shell properties to eliminate use of metallic expansion joints

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    Mitchell, D.W.

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the techniques that were utilized to verify that expansion joints could be eliminated from the critical 20 inch Raw Gas Cooler piping from the Gasifiers in a coal gasification project. It details the parameters that were considered in the analysis showing particular attention to determining shell flexibilites and preventing flange leakages. The expansion joints were unnecessary, with much of the credit coming from the flexibility in the shell and by proper selection of gasket material.

  16. Ramanujan's Harmonic Number Expansion into Negative Powers of a Triangular Number

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    Mark B. Villarino

    2007-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An algebraic transformation of the DeTemple-Wang half-integer approximation to the harmonic series produces the general formula and error estimate for the Ramanujan expansion for the nth harmonic number into negative powers of the nth triangular number. We also discuss the history of the Ramanujan expansion for the nth harmonic number as well as sharp estimates of its accuracy, with complete proofs, and we compare it with other approximative formulas.

  17. Fairness and dynamic pricing: comments

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    Hogan, William W.

    2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In ''The Ethics of Dynamic Pricing,'' Ahmad Faruqui lays out a case for improved efficiency in using dynamic prices for retail electricity tariffs and addresses various issues about the distributional effects of alternative pricing mechanisms. The principal contrast is between flat or nearly constant energy prices and time-varying prices that reflect more closely the marginal costs of energy and capacity. The related issues of fairness criteria, contracts, risk allocation, cost allocation, means testing, real-time pricing, and ethical policies of electricity market design also must be considered. (author)

  18. Introduction to the time scale problem

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    Voter, A. F.

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As motivation for the symposium on extended-scale atomistic methods, I briefly discuss the time scale problem that plagues molecular dynamics simulations, some promising recent developments for circumventing the problem, and some remaining challenges.

  19. Towards a nonequilibrium Green's function description of nuclear reactions: One-dimensional mean-field dynamics

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    Rios, Arnau, E-mail: A.Rios@surrey.ac.uk [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Barker, Brent; Buchler, Mark; Danielewicz, Pawel [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States)

    2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Research Highlights: > Dynamics of central nuclear reactions. > Nonequilibrium Green's functions and Kadanoff-Baym formalism. > Adiabatic switching on of interactions. > Mean-field time evolution of nuclear slabs. > Off-diagonal spatial structure of a collision density matrix. - Abstract: Nonequilibrium Green's function methods allow for an intrinsically consistent description of the evolution of quantal many-body body systems, with inclusion of different types of correlations. In this paper, we focus on the practical developments needed to build a Green's function methodology for nuclear reactions. We start out by considering symmetric collisions of slabs in one dimension within the mean-field approximation. We concentrate on two issues of importance for actual reaction simulations. First, the preparation of the initial state within the same methodology as for the reaction dynamics is demonstrated by an adiabatic switching on of the mean-field interaction, which leads to the mean-field ground state. Second, the importance of the Green's function matrix-elements far away from the spatial diagonal is analyzed by a suitable suppression process that does not significantly affect the evolution of the elements close to the diagonal. The relative lack of importance of the far-away elements is tied to system expansion. We also examine the evolution of the Wigner function and verify quantitatively that erasing of the off-diagonal elements corresponds to averaging out of the momentum-space details in the Wigner function.

  20. Female Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Female Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time 1 Amy:56:27.6 Deborah Mc Eligot Deborah Storrings Male Team Overall Name Age Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Pace Rank Time Rank Time Pace Time 1 Macon Fessenden 20 1 5:42.2 2 0:26.9 1 34:29.7 3:23 1 0:12.8 1 17:41.1 3

  1. Non-Markovian dynamics of quantum discord

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    Fanchini, F. F.; Caldeira, A. O. [Instituto de Fisica Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Post Office Box 6165, 13083-970, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Werlang, T. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Post Office Box 676, 13565-905, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil); Brasil, C. A.; Arruda, L. G. E. [Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Post Office Box 369, 13560-970, Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil)

    2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the quantum discord dynamics of two qubits in independent and common non-Markovian environments. We compare the dynamics of entanglement with that of quantum discord. For independent reservoirs the quantum discord vanishes only at discrete instants whereas the entanglement can disappear during a finite time interval. For a common reservoir, quantum discord and entanglement can behave very differently with sudden birth of the former but not of the latter. Furthermore, in this case the quantum discord dynamics presents sudden changes in the derivative of its time evolution which is evidenced by the presence of kinks in its behavior at discrete instants of time.

  2. NONLINEAR DYNAMICS IN AN EXTENDED NEIGHBOURHOOD OF THE TRANSLUNAR EQUILIBRIUM POINT

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    Barcelona, Universitat de

    a qualitative description of the dynamics) and a Lindstedt­Poincar'e method (to compute invariant tori inside and r M are the distances from (x; y; z) to Earth and Moon respectively. To compute the power expansion is to write them as a unique linear transformation and to apply the recurrence mentioned above to this change

  3. Dynamics of femtosecond laser produced tungsten nanoparticle plumes S. S. Harilal,1

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Dynamics of femtosecond laser produced tungsten nanoparticle plumes S. S. Harilal,1 N. Farid,1,2 A tungsten nanoparticle plumes in vacuum. Fast gated images showed distinct two components expansion features.1063/1.4833564] I. INTRODUCTION Nanoparticle production and application research is an area of significant

  4. The Semantics of Jitter in Anticipating Time Itself within Nano-Technology

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    Wadler, Philip

    and dynamics where idealised concepts like mean solar time, International Atomic Time and Newton's dynamical when we are able to encapsulate all activity within one system. #12;FIGURE 1. The Correspondence

  5. Dynamic Positioning Simulator Dynamic Positioning Simulator

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    Vuik, Kees

    Simulator 5 / 24 #12;Dynamic Positioning Simulator Dynamic Positioning Why Dynamic Positioning? Advantages Dynamic Positioning: No tugboats needed; Offshore set-up is quick; Power saving; Precision situations more on Ship: Wind Force Fw = 1 2 air V 2 rw CXw (rw )AT 1 2 air V 2 rw CYw (rw )AL Mw = 1 2 air V 2 rw CMw (rw

  6. A study of the dynamic response of a homogeneous, isotropic, semi-infinite, two-layered half-space to a concentrated vertical load on the free surface varying harmonically with time

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    Corder, Paul Ray

    1965-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A STUDY OF THE DYNAMJC RESPONSE OF A HOMOGENEOUS, ZSOTROPIC, SEMI-INFZNITE, TWO-LAYERED HALF-SPACE TO A CONCENTRATED VERTICAL LOAD ON THE FREE SURFACE VARYING HARMONICALLY WITH TIME A Thesis By PAUL RAY CORDER Submitted to the Graduate...-LAYERED HALF-SPACE TO A CONCENTRATED VERTICAL LOAD ON THE FREE SURFACE VARYING HARMONICALLY WITH TIME A Thesis By PAUL RAY CORDER Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman of Co. . ittee ) (Head of Department) (" ember) ~c +- January 1965...

  7. Time Off

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE:1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel),Feet) Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May JunDatastreamsmmcrcalgovInstrumentsrucLas ConchasPassiveSubmittedStatus TomAboutManusScienceThe43068G. ThundatSmallDepartment ofTimTime

  8. Effect of MgO Additive on Volumetric Expansion of Self-Degradable Cements

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    Sugama T.; Warren, J.; Butcher, T.

    2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We identified hard-burned magnesium oxide (MgO) as a suitable expansive additive for improving the plugging performance of self-degradable, temporary sodium silicate-activated slag/Class C fly ash (SSASC) blend cement sealers into rock fractures in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGSs). MgO extended the volumetric expansion of sealers during their exposure to a hydrothermal environment at 200 C under pressures, ranging from 300 to 1500 psi. A great expansion ratc of 19.3% was observed by adding 3.0 wt% MgO under 300 psi pressure, thus promising to plug thoroughly inner fracture. When the pressure was increased from 300 psi to 1500 psi, the expansion rate of cement markedly reduced, corresponding to the formaLion of crack-free specimens and the improvement of compressive strength. However, with 3.0 wt% MgO, the specimens still engendered the generation of numerous visual cracks, although they were prepared under a high pressure of 1500 psi. The effective content of MgO in minimizing and eliminating the generation of cracks was 2.0 wt%, which provided a moderate expansion of {ge} 0.5%. The compressive strength of 2.0 wt% MgO specimens made under a pressure of 300 psi rose {approx} 1.7-fold to 4816 psi with an increasing pressure to 1500 psi. The in-situ growth of brucite crystal formed by the hydrothermal hydration of MgO was responsive for such an expansion of the SSASC cement; meanwhile. two crystalline hydrothermal reaction products, 1.1 nm tobermorite and calcium silicate hydrated, contributed to the development of the sealer's compressive strength. Thus, the increasing pressure seems to suppress and control a growth rate of brucite crystal in response to a lower extension of expansion. Furthermore, all MgO-conlaining SSASC sealers possessed the water-catalyzed self-degradable properties.

  9. DEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT

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    Bierlaire, Michel

    of the response of travelers to real-time pre- trip information. The demand simulator is an extension of dynamicDEMAND SIMULATION FOR DYNAMIC TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT Constantinos Antoniou, Moshe Ben-Akiva, Michel Bierlaire, and Rabi Mishalani Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 Abstract

  10. Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Agricultural Soils

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    support in a precision farming context. Keywords: Carbon balances, carbon sequestration, decompositionCarbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Agricultural Soils Model Applications at Different Scales in Time Print: SLU Service/Repro, Uppsala 2012 #12;Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Agricultural Soils. Model

  11. Dynamics of Bose-Einstein Condensates

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    Benjamin Schlein

    2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on some recent results concerning the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates, obtained in a series of joint papers with L. Erdos and H.-T. Yau. Starting from many body quantum dynamics, we present a rigorous derivation of a cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation known as the Gross-Pitaevskii equation for the time evolution of the condensate wave function.

  12. Hopf bifurcations in time-delay systems with band-limited feedback

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    Lucas Illing; Daniel J. Gauthier

    2005-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the steady-state solution and its bifurcations in time-delay systems with band-limited feedback. This is a first step in a rigorous study concerning the effects of AC-coupled components in nonlinear devices with time-delayed feedback. We show that the steady state is globally stable for small feedback gain and that local stability is lost, generically, through a Hopf bifurcation for larger feedback gain. We provide simple criteria that determine whether the Hopf bifurcation is supercritical or subcritical based on the knowledge of the first three terms in the Taylor-expansion of the nonlinearity. Furthermore, the presence of double-Hopf bifurcations of the steady state is shown, which indicates possible quasiperiodic and chaotic dynamics in these systems. As a result of this investigation, we find that AC-coupling introduces fundamental differences to systems of Ikeda-type [Ikeda et al., Physica D 29 (1987) 223-235] already at the level of steady-state bifurcations, e.g. bifurcations exist in which limit cycles are created with periods other than the fundamental ``period-2'' mode found in Ikeda-type systems.

  13. Non-perfect-fluid space-times in thermodynamic equilibrium and generalized Friedmann equations

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    Konrad Schatz; Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski; Thoralf Chrobok

    2014-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Assuming homogeneous and parallax-free space-times, in the case of thermodynamic equilibrium, we construct the energy-momentum tensor of non-perfect fluids. To this end we derive the constitutive equations for energy density, isotropic and anisotropic pressure as well as heat-flux from the respective propagation equations. This provides these quantities in closed form, i. e. in terms of the structure constants of the three-dimensional isometry group of homogeneity and, respectively, of the kinematical quantities expansion, rotation and acceleration. Using Einstein's equations, the thereby occurring constants of integration can be determined such that one gets bounds on the kinematical quantities and finds a generalized form of the Friedmann equations. As a consequence, it is shown that, e. g., for a perfect fluid the Friedmann and G\\"odel models can be recovered. All this is derived without assuming any equations of state or other specific thermodynamic conditions, and, in principle, allows one to go beyond the standard phase cosmology to describe the transition from phase to phase dynamically. The constitutive equations deduced for the class of space-times under consideration point in the direction of extended thermodynamics.

  14. Dynamical systems probabilistic risk assessment.

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    Denman, Matthew R.; Ames, Arlo Leroy

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) is the primary tool used to risk-inform nuclear power regulatory and licensing activities. Risk-informed regulations are intended to reduce inherent conservatism in regulatory metrics (e.g., allowable operating conditions and technical specifications) which are built into the regulatory framework by quantifying both the total risk profile as well as the change in the risk profile caused by an event or action (e.g., in-service inspection procedures or power uprates). Dynamical Systems (DS) analysis has been used to understand unintended time-dependent feedbacks in both industrial and organizational settings. In dynamical systems analysis, feedback loops can be characterized and studied as a function of time to describe the changes to the reliability of plant Structures, Systems and Components (SSCs). While DS has been used in many subject areas, some even within the PRA community, it has not been applied toward creating long-time horizon, dynamic PRAs (with time scales ranging between days and decades depending upon the analysis). Understanding slowly developing dynamic effects, such as wear-out, on SSC reliabilities may be instrumental in ensuring a safely and reliably operating nuclear fleet. Improving the estimation of a plant's continuously changing risk profile will allow for more meaningful risk insights, greater stakeholder confidence in risk insights, and increased operational flexibility.

  15. The interplay of disk wind and dynamical ejecta in the aftermath of neutron star - black hole mergers

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    Rodrigo Fernández; Eliot Quataert; Josiah Schwab; Daniel Kasen; Stephan Rosswog

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the evolution of the different ejecta components generated during the merger of a neutron star (NS) and a black hole (BH). Our focus is the interplay between material ejected dynamically during the merger, and the wind launched on a viscous timescale by the remnant accretion disk. These components are expected to contribute to an electromagnetic transient and to produce r-process elements, each with a different signature when considered separately. Here we introduce a two-step approach to investigate their combined evolution, using two- and three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations. Starting from the output of a merger simulation, we identify each component in the initial condition based on its phase space distribution, and evolve the accretion disk in axisymmetry. The wind blown from this disk is injected into a three-dimensional computational domain where the dynamical ejecta is evolved. We find that the wind can suppress fallback accretion on timescales longer than ~100 ms. Due to self-similar viscous evolution, the disk accretion at late times nevertheless approaches a power-law time dependence $\\propto t^{-2.2}$. This can power some late-time GRB engine activity, although the available energy is significantly less than in traditional fallback models. Inclusion of radioactive heating due to the r-process does not significantly affect the fallback accretion rate or the disk wind. We do not find any significant modification to the wind properties at large radius due to interaction with the dynamical ejecta. This is a consequence of the different expansion velocities of the two components.

  16. The interplay of disk wind and dynamical ejecta in the aftermath of neutron star - black hole mergers

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    Rodrigo Fernández; Eliot Quataert; Josiah Schwab; Daniel Kasen; Stephan Rosswog

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the evolution of the different ejecta components generated during the merger of a neutron star (NS) and a black hole (BH). Our focus is the interplay between material ejected dynamically during the merger, and the wind launched on a viscous timescale by the remnant accretion disk. These components are expected to contribute to an electromagnetic transient and to produce r-process elements, each with a different signature when considered separately. Here we introduce a two-step approach to investigate their combined evolution, using two- and three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations. Starting from the output of a merger simulation, we identify each component in the initial condition based on its phase space distribution, and evolve the accretion disk in axisymmetry. The wind blown from this disk is injected into a three-dimensional computational domain where the dynamical ejecta is evolved. We find that the wind can suppresses fallback accretion on timescales longer than ~100 ms. Due to self-similar viscous evolution, the disk accretion at late times nevertheless approaches a power-law time dependence $\\propto t^{-2.2}$. This can power some late-time GRB engine activity, although the available energy is significantly less than in traditional fallback models. Inclusion of radioactive heating due to the r-process does not significantly affect the fallback accretion rate or the disk wind. We do not find any significant modification to the wind properties at large radius due to interaction with the dynamical ejecta. This is a consequence of the different expansion velocities of the two components.

  17. Bulk Viscosity and Cavitation in Boost-Invariant Hydrodynamic Expansion

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    Krishna Rajagopal; Nilesh Tripuraneni

    2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We solve second order relativistic hydrodynamics equations for a boost-invariant 1+1-dimensional expanding fluid with an equation of state taken from lattice calculations of the thermodynamics of strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma. We investigate the dependence of the energy density as a function of proper time on the values of the shear viscosity, the bulk viscosity, and second order coefficients, confirming that large changes in the values of the latter have negligible effects. Varying the shear viscosity between zero and a few times s/(4 pi), with s the entropy density, has significant effects, as expected based on other studies. Introducing a nonzero bulk viscosity also has significant effects. In fact, if the bulk viscosity peaks near the crossover temperature Tc to the degree indicated by recent lattice calculations in QCD without quarks, it can make the fluid cavitate -- falling apart into droplets. It is interesting to see a hydrodynamic calculation predicting its own breakdown, via cavitation, at the temperatures where hadronization is thought to occur in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions.

  18. Subsystem real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory

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    Krishtal, Alisa; Pavanello, Michele

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the extension of Frozen Density Embedding (FDE) theory to real-time Time Dependent Density Functional Theory (rt-TDDFT). FDE a is DFT-in-DFT embedding method that allows to partition a larger Kohn-Sham system into a set of smaller, coupled Kohn-Sham systems. Additional to the computational advantage, FDE provides physical insight into the properties of embedded systems and the coupling interactions between them. The extension to rt-TDDFT is done straightforwardly by evolving the Kohn-Sham subsystems in time simultaneously, while updating the embedding potential between the systems at every time step. Two main applications are presented: the explicit excitation energy transfer in real time between subsystems is demonstrated for the case of the Na$_4$ cluster and the effect of the embedding on optical spectra of coupled chromophores. In particular, the importance of including the full dynamic response in the embedding potential is demonstrated.

  19. Modal aerosol dynamics modeling

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    Whitby, E.R.; McMurry, P.H.; Shankar, U.; Binkowski, F.S.

    1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The report presents the governing equations for representing aerosol dynamics, based on several different representations of the aerosol size distribution. Analytical and numerical solution techniques for these governing equations are also reviewed. Described in detail is a computationally efficient numerical technique for simulating aerosol behavior in systems undergoing simultaneous heat transfer, fluid flow, and mass transfer in and between the gas and condensed phases. The technique belongs to a general class of models known as modal aerosol dynamics (MAD) models. These models solve for the temporal and spatial evolution of the particle size distribution function. Computational efficiency is achieved by representing the complete aerosol population as a sum of additive overlapping populations (modes), and solving for the time rate of change of integral moments of each mode. Applications of MAD models for simulating aerosol dynamics in continuous stirred tank aerosol reactors and flow aerosol reactors are provided. For the application to flow aerosol reactors, the discussion is developed in terms of considerations for merging a MAD model with the SIMPLER routine described by Patankar (1980). Considerations for incorporating a MAD model into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Regional Particulate Model are also described. Numerical and analytical techniques for evaluating the size-space integrals of the modal dynamics equations (MDEs) are described. For multimodal logonormal distributions, an analytical expression for the coagulation integrals of the MDEs, applicable for all size regimes, is derived, and is within 20% of accurate numerical evaluation of the same moment coagulation integrals. A computationally efficient integration technique, based on Gauss-Hermite numerical integration, is also derived.

  20. On the modeling of time-varying delays

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    Shah, Chirag Laxmikant

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is an effort to develop generalized dynamic models for systems with time-varying time delays. Unlike the simple time-delay model characterized by a transportation lag in the case of a fixed time delay, time-varying delays exhibit quite...

  1. Sequence of a complete chicken BG haplotype shows dynamic expansion and contraction of two gene lineages with particular expression patterns

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    Salomonsen, Jan; Chattaway, John A.; Chan, Andrew C. Y.; Parker, Aimée; Huguet, Samuel; Marston, Denise A.; Rogers, Sally L.; Wu, Zhiguang; Smith, Adrian L.; Staines, Karen; Butter, Colin; Riegert, Patricia; Vainio, Olli; Nielsen, Line; Kaspers, Bernd; Griffin, Darren K.; Yang, Fengtang; Zoorob, Rima; Guillemot, Francois; Auffray, Charles; Beck, Stephan; Skjødt, Karsten; Kaufman, Jim

    2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    , provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: This work was originally supported by core funding to the Basel Institute for Immunology (which was founded and supported by F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd., CH-4005 Basel, Switzerland...

  2. Heat Kernel Asymptotic Expansion on Unbounded Domains with Polynomially Confining Potentials

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    Guglielmo Fucci

    2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we analyze the small-t asymptotic expansion of the trace of the heat kernel associated with a Laplace operator endowed with a spherically symmetric polynomially confining potential on the unbounded, d-dimensional Euclidean space. To conduct this study, the trace of the heat kernel is expressed in terms of its partially resummed form which is then represented as a Mellin-Barnes integral. A suitable contour deformation then provides, through the use of Cauchy's residue theorem, closed formulas for the coefficients of the asymptotic expansion. The general expression for the asymptotic expansion, valid for any dimension and any polynomially confining potential, is then specialized to two particular cases: the general quartic and sestic oscillator potentials.

  3. Edgeworth Expansion of the Largest Eigenvalue Distribution Function of GUE Revisited

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    Leonard N. Choup

    2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive expansions of the resolvent Rn(x;y;t)=(Qn(x;t)Pn(y;t)-Qn(y;t)Pn(x;t))/(x-y) of the Hermite kernel Kn at the edge of the spectrum of the finite n Gaussian Unitary Ensemble (GUEn) and the finite n expansion of Qn(x;t) and Pn(x;t). Using these large n expansions, we give another proof of the derivation of an Edgeworth type theorem for the largest eigenvalue distribution function of GUEn. We conclude with a brief discussion on the derivation of the probability distribution function of the corresponding largest eigenvalue in the Gaussian Orthogonal Ensemble (GOEn) and Gaussian Symplectic Ensembles (GSEn).

  4. Planning of Minimum-Time Trajectories for Robot Arms

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    Sahar, Gideon

    1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The minimum-time for a robot arm has been a longstanding and unsolved problem of considerable interest. We present a general solution to this problem that involves joint-space tesselation, a dynamic time-scaling ...

  5. Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh

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    Nerukh, Dmitry

    Why are MD simulated protein folding times wrong? Dmitry Nerukh Unilever Centre for Molecular.ac.uk The question of significant deviations of protein folding times simulated using molecular dynamics from

  6. Energy Efficient Scheduling for Real-Time Systems

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    Gupta, Nikhil

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    , temperature awareness of a real-time system can be improved while considering variation of task execution times to reduce energy consumption. This thesis is established through research in a number of directions. First, we explore the applicability of Dynamic...

  7. Respiratory effort correction strategies to improve the reproducibility of lung expansion measurements

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    Du, Kaifang; Reinhardt, Joseph M. [Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Christensen, Gary E. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)] [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States); Ding, Kai [Department of Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21231 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21231 (United States); Bayouth, John E. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 (United States)] [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 (United States)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) can be used to make measurements of pulmonary function longitudinally. The sensitivity of such measurements to identify change depends on measurement uncertainty. Previously, intrasubject reproducibility of Jacobian-based measures of lung tissue expansion was studied in two repeat prior-RT 4DCT human acquisitions. Difference in respiratory effort such as breathing amplitude and frequency may affect longitudinal function assessment. In this study, the authors present normalization schemes that correct ventilation images for variations in respiratory effort and assess the reproducibility improvement after effort correction.Methods: Repeat 4DCT image data acquired within a short time interval from 24 patients prior to radiation therapy (RT) were used for this analysis. Using a tissue volume preserving deformable image registration algorithm, Jacobian ventilation maps in two scanning sessions were computed and compared on the same coordinate for reproducibility analysis. In addition to computing the ventilation maps from end expiration to end inspiration, the authors investigated the effort normalization strategies using other intermediated inspiration phases upon the principles of equivalent tidal volume (ETV) and equivalent lung volume (ELV). Scatter plots and mean square error of the repeat ventilation maps and the Jacobian ratio map were generated for four conditions: no effort correction, global normalization, ETV, and ELV. In addition, gamma pass rate was calculated from a modified gamma index evaluation between two ventilation maps, using acceptance criterions of 2 mm distance-to-agreement and 5% ventilation difference.Results: The pattern of regional pulmonary ventilation changes as lung volume changes. All effort correction strategies improved reproducibility when changes in respiratory effort were greater than 150 cc (p < 0.005 with regard to the gamma pass rate). Improvement of reproducibility was correlated with respiratory effort difference (R = 0.744 for ELV in the cohort with tidal volume difference greater than 100 cc). In general for all subjects, global normalization, ETV and ELV significantly improved reproducibility compared to no effort correction (p = 0.009, 0.002, 0.005 respectively). When tidal volume difference was small (less than 100 cc), none of the three effort correction strategies improved reproducibility significantly (p = 0.52, 0.46, 0.46 respectively). For the cohort (N = 13) with tidal volume difference greater than 100 cc, the average gamma pass rate improves from 57.3% before correction to 66.3% after global normalization, and 76.3% after ELV. ELV was found to be significantly better than global normalization (p = 0.04 for all subjects, and p = 0.003 for the cohort with tidal volume difference greater than 100 cc).Conclusions: All effort correction strategies improve the reproducibility of the authors' pulmonary ventilation measures, and the improvement of reproducibility is highly correlated with the changes in respiratory effort. ELV gives better results as effort difference increase, followed by ETV, then global. However, based on the spatial and temporal heterogeneity in the lung expansion rate, a single scaling factor (e.g., global normalization) appears to be less accurate to correct the ventilation map when changes in respiratory effort are large.

  8. Modelling of the dynamics of a low-speed gas-liquid heat engine

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    Cunha, C.M.P.; Parise, J.A.R. (Pontificia Univ. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil))

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper deals with the simulation model of a gas-liquid heat engine which is characterized by very low speeds (1-3 rpm) and relatively high torque. The engine operates according to the Minto Thermal Wheel' principle. It is based on the conversion of thermal energy from the heat source, through gas expansion, into mechanical work, by means of the fall of a mass of liquid. A prototype has already been constructed showing great ability to operate at very low temperature differences between the heat source and heat sink. This makes the engine quite suitable to the utilization of low temperature heat sources such as solar energy and waste heat. On the other hand, the number of moving parts is kept to a minimum, since the piston of traditional positive displacement engines (PDE) is now replaced simply by a mass of liquid. The mathematical model consists of applying the energy equation, in it time-derivative form, to representative engine control volumes, resulting in a set of linear ordinary differential equations. Their integration provides the time variation of pressure and temperature of the working fluid. The engine performance can thus be predicted as a function of engine operating conditions and geometric characteristics. In this paper, the engine dynamics (i.e., variable angular speed) have been taken into account, as well as heat losses in the engine structure. Results and further design considerations are discussed.

  9. Using System Dynamics to Define, Study, and Implement Smart Control Strategies on the Electric Power Grid

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    Lyle G. Roybal; Robert F Jeffers

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States electric power grid is the most complex and expansive control system in the world. Local generation control occurs at individual units based on response time and unit economics, larger regional control coordinates unit response to error conditions, and high level large-area regional control is ultimately administered by a network of humans guided by economic and resiliency related factors. Under normal operating conditions, the grid is a relatively slow moving entity that exhibits high inertia to outside stimuli, and behaves along repeatable diurnal and seasonal patterns. However, that paradigm is quickly changing because of the increasing implementation of renewable generation sources. Renewable generators by nature cannot be tightly controlled or scheduled. They appear like a negative load to the system with all of the variability associated with load on a larger scale. Also, grid-reactive loads (i.e. smart devices) can alter their consumption based on price or demand rules adding more variability to system behavior. This paper demonstrates how a systems dynamic modeling approach capable of operating over multiple time scales, can provide valuable insight into developing new “smart-grid” control strategies and devices needed to accommodate renewable generation and regulate the frequency of the grid.

  10. Femtosecond laser ablation of dielectric materials in the optical breakdown regime: Expansion of a transparent shell

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    Garcia-Lechuga, M.; Siegel, J., E-mail: j.siegel@io.cfmac.csic.es; Hernandez-Rueda, J.; Solis, J. [Laser Processing Group, Instituto de Optica, Serrano 121, 28006 Madrid (Spain)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Phase transition pathways of matter upon ablation with ultrashort laser pulses have been considered to be understood long-since for metals and semiconductors. We provide evidence that also certain dielectrics follow the same pathway, even at high pulse energies triggering optical breakdown. Employing femtosecond microscopy, we observe a characteristic ring pattern within the ablating region that dynamically changes for increasing time delays between pump and probe pulse. These transient Newton rings are related to optical interference of the probe beam reflected at the front surface of the ablating layer with the reflection at the interface of the non-ablating substrate. Analysis of the ring structure shows that the ablation mechanism is initiated by a rarefaction wave leading within a few tens of picoseconds to the formation of a transparent thin shell of reduced density and refractive index, featuring optically sharp interfaces. The shell expands and eventually detaches from the solid material at delays of the order of 100 ps.

  11. Identifying overlapping communities in social networks using multi-scale local information expansion

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    Li, Hui-Jia; Liu, Zhi-Ping; Chen, Luonan; Zhang, Xiang-Sun

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most existing approaches for community detection require complete information of the graph in a specific scale, which is impractical for many social networks. We propose a novel algorithm that does not embrace the universal approach but instead of trying to focus on local social ties and modeling multi-scales of social interactions occurring in those networks. Our method for the first time optimizes the topological entropy of a network and uncovers communities through a novel dynamic system converging to a local minimum by simply updating the membership vector with very low computational complexity. It naturally supports overlapping communities through associating each node with a membership vector which describes node's involvement in each community. This way, in addition to uncover overlapping communities, we can also describe different multi-scale partitions by tuning the characteristic size of modules from the optimal partition. Because of the high efficiency and accuracy of the algorithm, it is feasible ...

  12. Dynamics of Block Copolymer Nanocomposites

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    Mochrie, Simon G. J.

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A detailed study of the dynamics of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles suspended in polystyrene homopolymer matrices was carried out using X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy for temperatures between 120 and 180 °C. For low molecular weight polystyrene homopolymers, the observed dynamics show a crossover from diffusive to hyper-diffusive behavior with decreasing temperatures. For higher molecular weight polystyrene, the nanoparticle dynamics appear hyper-diffusive at all temperatures studied. The relaxation time and characteristic velocity determined from the measured hyper-diffusive dynamics reveal that the activation energy and underlying forces determined are on the order of 2.14 × 10?19 J and 87 pN, respectively. We also carried out a detailed X-ray scattering study of the static and dynamic behavior of a styrene– isoprene diblock copolymer melt with a styrene volume fraction of 0.3468. At 115 and 120 °C, we observe splitting of the principal Bragg peak, which we attribute to phase coexistence of hexagonal cylindrical and cubic double- gyroid structure. In the disordered phase, above 130 °C, we have characterized the dynamics of composition fluctuations via X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. Near the peak of the static structure factor, these fluctuations show stretched-exponential relaxations, characterized by a stretching exponent of about 0.36 for a range of temperatures immediately above the MST. The corresponding characteristic relaxation times vary exponentially with temperature, changing by a factor of 2 for each 2 °C change in temperature. At low wavevectors, the measured relaxations are diffusive with relaxation times that change by a factor of 2 for each 8 °C change in temperature.

  13. Thermal expansion of multiwall carbon nanotube reinforced nanocrystalline silver matrix composite

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    Sharma, Manjula, E-mail: manjula.physics@gmail.com; Sharma, Vimal [Department of Physics, NIT Hamirpur - 177005, HP (India); Pal, Hemant [Department of Physics, NIT Hamirpur - 177005, HP, India and Department of Physics, Govt. College Chamba - 176310, HP (India)

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiwall carbon nanotube reinforced silver matrix composite was fabricated by novel molecular level mixing method, which involves nucleation of Ag ions inside carbon nanotube dispersion at the molecular level. As a result the carbon nanotubes get embedded within the powder rather than on the surfaces. Micro structural characterization by X- ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy reveals that the nanotubes are homogeneously dispersed and anchored within the matrix. The thermal expansion of the composite with the multiwall nanotube content (0, 1.5 vol%) were investigated and it is found that coefficient of thermal expansion decreases with the addition of multiwall nanotube content and reduce to about 63% to that of pure Ag.

  14. OPEC production: Capital limitations, environmental movements may interfere with expansion plans

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    Ismail, I.A.H. (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna (Austria))

    1994-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Obtaining capital is a critical element in the production expansion plans of OPEC member countries. Another issue that may impact the plans is the environmental taxes that may reduce the call on OPEC oil by 5 million b/d in 2000 and about 16 million b/d in the year 2010. This concluding part of a two-part series discusses the expansion possibilities of non-Middle East OPEC members, OPEC's capital requirements, and environmental concerns. Non-Middle East OPEC includes Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Libya, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

  15. The Thermal Expansion, Elastic and Fracture Properties of Porous Cordierite at Elevated Temperatures

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    Shyam, Amit [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Pandey, Amit [ORNL; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; More, Karren [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The properties that determine the thermal shock resistance in materials are reported for porous cordierite, a leading candidate material for the fabrication of diesel particulate filters. Fracture toughness and slow crack growth tests were performed on test specimens obtained from the walls of diesel particulate filter monolithic substrates using the double-torsion test method at temperatures between 20 C and 900 C. The thermal expansion and elastic properties were characterized between 20 C and 1000 C. The role of the microstructure of porous cordierite in determining its unusual thermal expansion and elevated temperature Young's modulus and fracture toughness are discussed.

  16. Microscale fluid flow induced by thermoviscous expansion along a traveling wave

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    Franz M. Weinert; Jonas A. Kraus; Thomas Franosch; Dieter Braun

    2008-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermal expansion of a fluid combined with a temperature-dependent viscosity introduces nonlinearities in the Navier-Stokes equations unrelated to the convective momentum current. The couplings generate the possibility for net fluid flow at the microscale controlled by external heating. This novel thermo-mechanical effect is investigated for a thin fluid chamber by a numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations and analytically by a perturbation expansion. A demonstration experiment confirms the basic mechanism and quantitatively validates our theoretical analysis.

  17. Cybersecurity Dynamics Shouhuai Xu

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    Xu, Shouhuai

    Cybersecurity Dynamics Shouhuai Xu Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at San Antonio ABSTRACT We explore the emerging field of Cybersecurity Dynamics, a candidate foundation for the Science of Cybersecurity. Keywords Cybersecurity dynamics, security model, security analysis 1

  18. Dynamics of Gas-Fluidized Granular Rods

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    L. J. Daniels; Y. Park; T. C. Lubensky; D. J. Durian

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a quasi-two-dimensional monolayer of granular rods fluidized by a spatially and temporally homogeneous upflow of air. By tracking the position and orientation of the particles, we characterize the dynamics of the system with sufficient resolution to observe ballistic motion at the shortest time scales. Particle anisotropy gives rise to dynamical anisotropy and superdiffusive dynamics parallel to the rod's long axis, causing the parallel and perpendicular mean squared displacements to become diffusive on different timescales. The distributions of free times and free paths between collisions deviate from exponential behavior, underscoring the non-thermal character of the particle motion. The dynamics show evidence of rotational-translational coupling similar to that of an anisotropic Brownian particle. We model rotational-translation coupling in the single-particle dynamics with a modified Langevin model using non-thermal noise sources. This suggests a phenomenological approach to thinking about collections of self-propelling particles in terms of enhanced memory effects.

  19. Dynamics of the Aharonov-Bohm effect

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    Neven Simicevic

    2010-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The time-dependent Dirac equation is solved using the three-dimensional Finite Difference-Time Domain (FDTD) method. The dynamics of the electron wave packet in a vector potential is studied in the arrangements associated with the Aharonov-Bohm effect. The solution of the Dirac equation showed a change in the velocity of the electron wave packet even in a region where no fields of the unperturbed solenoid acted on the electron. The solution of the Dirac equation qualitatively agreed with the prediction of classical dynamics under the assumption that the dynamics was defined by the conservation of generalized or canonical momentum of the electron.

  20. Unwinding relaxation dynamics of polymers

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    Jean-Charles Walter; Marco Baiesi; Gerard Barkema; Enrico Carlon

    2013-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The relaxation dynamics of a polymer wound around a fixed obstacle constitutes a fundamental instance of polymer with twist and torque and it is of relevance also for DNA denaturation dynamics. We investigate it by simulations and Langevin equation analysis. The latter predicts a relaxation time scaling as a power of the polymer length times a logarithmic correction related to the equilibrium fluctuations of the winding angle. The numerical data support this result and show that at short times the winding angle decreases as a power-law. This is also in agreement with the Langevin equation provided a winding-dependent friction is used, suggesting that such reduced description of the system captures the basic features of the problem.

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor REAL-TIME GRID RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT Prototype Phasor-Based Real Reliability Technology Solutions APPENDIXE October 2008 CEC-500-2008-049-APE #12;#12;Prepared By: Lawrence in this report. #12;Slide 0 Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Real-Time Dynamics

  2. Parallel algorithm and hybrid regularization for dynamic PET reconstruction

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Parallel algorithm and hybrid regularization for dynamic PET reconstruction N. Pustelnik, Student Abstract--To improve the estimation at the voxel level in dynamic Positron Emission Tomography (PET in the presence of Poisson noise and it is extended here to (dynamic) space + time PET image reconstruction

  3. Dynamic Rebinding for Marshalling and Update, with Destructtime #

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    Sewell, Peter

    Dynamic Rebinding for Marshalling and Update, with Destruct­time # Gavin Bierman + Michael Hicks: dynamic binding is required in various guises, for example when a marshalled value is received from dynamic rebinding of marshalled values, while remaining as far as possible statically­typed. We sketch

  4. Effects of time ordering in quantum nonlinear optics

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    Nicolás Quesada; J. E. Sipe

    2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We study time ordering corrections to the description of spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), four wave mixing (SFWM) and frequency conversion (FC) using the Magnus expansion. Analytic approximations to the evolution operator that are unitary are obtained. They are Gaussian preserving, and allow us to understand order-by-order the effects of time ordering. We show that the corrections due to time ordering vanish exactly if the phase matching function is sufficiently broad. The calculation of the effects of time ordering on the joint spectral amplitude of the photons generated in spontaneous SPDC and SFWM are reduced to quadrature.

  5. Dynamical Heterogeneities in Grains and Foams

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    Olivier Dauchot; Douglas J. Durian; Martin van Hecke

    2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamical heterogeneities have been introduced in the context of the glass transition of molecular liquids and the lengthscale associated with them has been argued to be at the origin of the observed quasi-universal behaviour of glassy systems. Dense amorphous packings of granular media and foams also exhibit slow dynamics, intermittency and heterogeneities. We review a number of recent experimental studies of these systems, where one has direct access to the relevant space-time dynamics, allowing for direct visualisations of the dynamical heterogeneities. On one hand these visualisations provide a unique opportunity to access the microscopic mechanisms responsible for the growth of dynamical correlations. On the other hand focussing on the differences in these heterogeneities in microscopically different systems allows to discuss the range of the analogies between molecular thermal glasses and athermal glasses such as granular media and foams. Finally this review is the opportunity to discuss various approaches to actually extract quantitatively the dynamical lengthscale from experimental data.

  6. A framework to improve enterprise-wide implementations : the case of the Veterans Health Administration Telehealth Expansion

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    Andren, Julie C

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This research applies an implementation framework derived from enterprise systems thinking to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Telehealth Expansion in order to characterize and evaluate the implementation methods ...

  7. Final Report: AST-0613577 "Experimental study of magnetic bubble expansion as a model for extragalactic radio lobes"

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    Lynn, Alan [University of New Mexico

    2011-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Final report for project "Experimental study of magnetic bubble expansion as a model for extragalactic radio lobes" supported by NSF/DOE Joint Program in Basic Plasma Science.

  8. A Time--Dependent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation with Exponentially Small Error Estimates

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    A Time--Dependent Born--Oppenheimer Approximation with Exponentially Small Error Estimates George A accurate time--dependent Born-- Oppenheimer approximation for molecular quantum mechanics. We study is the usual Born--Oppenheimer expansion parameter ffl, where ffl 4 is the ratio of the electron mass divided

  9. Protein Dynamics and Biocatalysis

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    Protein Dynamics and Biocatalysis Protein Dynamics and Biocatalysis 1998 Annual Report Grand Challenge Projects biocatalysis.gif A model of the Michaelis complex for the TEM-1...

  10. Hybrid function projective synchronization in complex dynamical networks

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    Wei, Qiang; Wang, Xing-yuan, E-mail: wangxy@dlut.edu.cn; Hu, Xiao-peng [Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 (China)] [Faculty of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 (China)

    2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates hybrid function projective synchronization in complex dynamical networks. When the complex dynamical networks could be synchronized up to an equilibrium or periodic orbit, a hybrid feedback controller is designed to realize the different component of vector of node could be synchronized up to different desired scaling function in complex dynamical networks with time delay. Hybrid function projective synchronization (HFPS) in complex dynamical networks with constant delay and HFPS in complex dynamical networks with time-varying coupling delay are researched, respectively. Finally, the numerical simulations show the effectiveness of theoretical analysis.

  11. Capturing Dynamics in the Power Grid: Formulation of Dynamic State Estimation through Data Assimilation

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    Zhou, Ning; Huang, Zhenyu; Meng, Da; Elbert, Stephen T.; Wang, Shaobu; Diao, Ruisheng

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    With the increasing complexity resulting from uncertainties and stochastic variations introduced by intermittent renewable energy sources, responsive loads, mobile consumption of plug-in vehicles, and new market designs, more and more dynamic behaviors are observed in everyday power system operation. To operate a power system efficiently and reliably, it is critical to adopt a dynamic paradigm so that effective control actions can be taken in time. The dynamic paradigm needs to include three fundamental components: dynamic state estimation; look-ahead dynamic simulation; and dynamic contingency analysis (Figure 1). These three components answer three basic questions: where the system is; where the system is going; and how secure the system is against accidents. The dynamic state estimation provides a solid cornerstone to support the other 2 components and is the focus of this study.

  12. Microscopic Description of Nuclear Fission Dynamics

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    A. S. Umar; V. E. Oberacker; J. A. Maruhn; P. -G. Reinhard

    2010-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss possible avenues to study fission dynamics starting from a time-dependent mean-field approach. Previous attempts to study fission dynamics using the time-dependent Hartree-Fock (TDHF) theory are analyzed. We argue that different initial conditions may be needed to describe fission dynamics depending on the specifics of the fission phenomenon and propose various approaches towards this goal. In particular, we provide preliminary calculations for studying fission following a heavy-ion reaction using TDHF with a density contraint. Regarding prompt muon-induced fission, we also suggest a new approach for combining the time-evolution of the muonic wave function with a microscopic treatment of fission dynamics via TDHF.

  13. A lattice mesoscopic model of dynamically heterogeneous fluids

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    A. Lamura; S. Succi

    2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a mesoscopic three-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Model which attempts to mimick the physical features associated with cage effects in dynamically heterogeneous fluids. To this purpose, we extend the standard Lattice Boltzmann dynamics with self-consistent constraints based on the non-local density of the surrounding fluid. The resulting dynamics exhibits typical features of dynamic heterogeneous fluids, such as non-Gaussian density distributions and long-time relaxation. Due to its intrinsically parallel dynamics, and absence of statistical noise, the method is expected to compute significantly faster than molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo and lattice glass models.

  14. Semiclassical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Excited State Photodissociation Dynamics of H2O in the A1B1 Band

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    Wu, Yinghua

    Semiclassical Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Excited State Photodissociation Dynamics of H2O modeled in terms of classical molecular dynamics simulations.9,12 However, the photodissociation from The photodissociation dynamics of H2O in the A1 B1 band is investigated by implementing a recently developed time

  15. Making the Right Moves: Guiding Alpha-Expansion using Local Primal-Dual Gaps

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    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Making the Right Moves: Guiding Alpha-Expansion using Local Primal-Dual Gaps Dhruv Batra Toyota@microsoft.com Abstract This paper presents a new adaptive graph-cut based move-making algorithm for energy minimization-space to search over. At each step, it tries to greedily find the move-space that will lead to biggest de- crease

  16. Limitations of polynomial chaos expansions in the Bayesian solution of inverse problems

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    Chorin, Alexandre J.

    expensive, especially in high-dimensional problems. Polynomial chaos expansions (PCE) and generalized PCE,14,20,29]) which can be used to reduce the cost of Bayesian inverse problems [2,16­18,21]. The PCE leads), the surrogate posterior can be very different from the posterior and PCE-based sampling is either inaccurate

  17. ccsd00003019, Expansion of a lithium gas in the BEC-BCS

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    ccsd­00003019, version 1 ­ 7 Oct 2004 Expansion of a lithium gas in the BEC-BCS crossover J. Zhang of the cloud in the BEC-BCS crossover region is measured. Finally we discuss the properties of p-wave Feshbach. Strongly interacting fermionic systems occur in a variety of physical processes, ranging from nuclear

  18. Measurement of the thermal expansion coefficients of ferroelectric crystals by a moire interferometer

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    Arie, Ady

    reserved. Keywords: Moire´ interferometry; Ferroelectric; Thermal expansion 1. Introduction Lithium niobate-phase-matched interactions [4­6]. Design of such devices requires accurate knowledge of the relevant physi- cal parameters properties, as the thermo-optic coefficients [7]. Further- more, in quasi-phase-match nonlinear processes

  19. U.S. Biofuels Baseline and Impact of E-15 Expansion on Biofuel Markets

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    Noble, James S.

    May 2012 U.S. Biofuels Baseline and Impact of E-15 Expansion on Biofuel Markets FAPRI-MU Report #02 for agricultural and biofuel markets.1 That baseline assumes current biofuel policy, including provisions credit expired, as scheduled, at the end of 2011. The additional tax credit for cellulosic biofuel

  20. Supplementary information : Probing thermal expansion of graphene and modal dispersion at

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    Deshmukh, Mandar M.

    Supplementary information : Probing thermal expansion of graphene and modal dispersion at low-temperature using graphene NEMS resonators Vibhor Singh1 , Shamashis Sengupta1 , Hari S. Solanki1 , Rohan Dhall1 spectroscopy of the suspended graphene devices We performed Raman spectroscopy to confirm the number of layers