Sample records for fundamental thermodynamic parameters

  1. Status of the Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics

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    Walid K. Abou Salem; Juerg Froehlich

    2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe recent progress towards deriving the Fundamental Laws of thermodynamics (the 0th, 1st and 2nd Law) from nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics in simple, yet physically relevant models. Along the way, we clarify some basic thermodynamic notions and discuss various reversible and irreversible thermodynamic processes from the point of view of quantum statistical mechanics.

  2. FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETERS AND CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF ARCTURUS

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    Ramirez, I. [Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (United States); Allende Prieto, C., E-mail: ivan@obs.carnegiescience.edu, E-mail: callende@iac.es [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

    2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive a self-consistent set of atmospheric parameters and abundances of 17 elements for the red giant star Arcturus: T{sub eff} = 4286 {+-} 30 K, log g = 1.66 {+-} 0.05, and [Fe/H] = -0.52 {+-} 0.04. The effective temperature was determined using model atmosphere fits to the observed spectral energy distribution from the blue to the mid-infrared (0.44 to 10 {mu}m). The surface gravity was calculated using the trigonometric parallax of the star and stellar evolution models. A differential abundance analysis relative to the solar spectrum allowed us to derive iron abundances from equivalent width measurements of 37 Fe I and 9 Fe II lines, unblended in the spectra of both Arcturus and the Sun; the [Fe/H] value adopted is derived from Fe I lines. We also determine the mass, radius, and age of Arcturus: M = 1.08 {+-} 0.06 M{sub Sun }, R = 25.4 {+-} 0.2 R{sub Sun }, and {tau} = 7.1{sup +1.5}{sub -1.2} Gyr. Finally, abundances of the following elements are measured from an equivalent width analysis of atomic features: C, O, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, and Zn. We find the chemical composition of Arcturus typical of that of a local thick-disk star, consistent with its kinematics.

  3. accurate fundamental parameters: Topics by E-print Network

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    endeavor can also be applied to similar problems such as the determination of the Higgs boson couplings at the LHC. Dirk Zerwas 2009-09-30 4 Fundamental Parameters of Massive...

  4. Fundamental Chemical Kinetic And Thermodynamic Data For Purex Process Models

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    Taylor, R.J.; Fox, O.D.; Sarsfield, M.J.; Carrott, M.J.; Mason, C.; Woodhead, D.A.; Maher, C.J. [British Technology Centre, Nexia Solutions, Sellafield, Seascale, CA20 1PG (United Kingdom); Steele, H. [Nexia Solutions, inton House, Risley, Warrington, WA3 6AS (United Kingdom); Koltunov, V.S. [A.A. Bochvar All-Russia Institute of Inorganic Materials, VNIINM, PO Box 369, Moscow 123060 (Russian Federation)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To support either the continued operations of current reprocessing plants or the development of future fuel processing using hydrometallurgical processes, such as Advanced Purex or UREX type flowsheets, the accurate simulation of Purex solvent extraction is required. In recent years we have developed advanced process modeling capabilities that utilize modern software platforms such as Aspen Custom Modeler and can be run in steady state and dynamic simulations. However, such advanced models of the Purex process require a wide range of fundamental data including all relevant basic chemical kinetic and thermodynamic data for the major species present in the process. This paper will summarize some of these recent process chemistry studies that underpin our simulation, design and testing of Purex solvent extraction flowsheets. Whilst much kinetic data for actinide redox reactions in nitric acid exists in the literature, the data on reactions in the diluted TBP solvent phase is much rarer. This inhibits the accurate modelization of the Purex process particularly when species show a significant extractability in to the solvent phase or when cycling between solvent and aqueous phases occurs, for example in the reductive stripping of Pu(IV) by ferrous sulfamate in the Magnox reprocessing plant. To support current oxide reprocessing, we have investigated a range of solvent phase reactions: - U(IV)+HNO{sub 3}; - U(IV)+HNO{sub 2}; - U(IV)+HNO{sub 3} (Pu catalysis); - U(IV)+HNO{sub 3} (Tc catalysis); - U(IV)+ Np(VI); - U(IV)+Np(V); - Np(IV)+HNO{sub 3}; - Np(V)+Np(V); Rate equations have been determined for all these reactions and kinetic rate constants and activation energies are now available. Specific features of these reactions in the TBP phase include the roles of water and hydrolyzed intermediates in the reaction mechanisms. In reactions involving Np(V), cation-cation complex formation, which is much more favourable in TBP than in HNO{sub 3}, also occurs and complicates the redox chemistry. Whilst some features of the redox chemistry in TBP appear similar to the corresponding reactions in aqueous HNO{sub 3}, there are notable differences in rates, the forms of the rate equations and mechanisms. Secondly, to underpin the development of advanced single cycle flowsheets using the complexant aceto-hydroxamic acid, we have also characterised in some detail its redox chemistry and solvent extraction behaviour with both Np and Pu ions. We find that simple hydroxamic acids are remarkably rapid reducing agents for Np(VI). They also reduce Pu(VI) and cause a much slower reduction of Pu(IV) through a complex mechanism involving acid hydrolysis of the ligand. AHA is a strong hydrophilic and selective complexant for the tetravalent actinide ions as evidenced by stability constant and solvent extraction data for An(IV), M(III) and U(VI) ions. This has allowed the successful design of U/Pu+Np separation flowsheets suitable for advanced fuel cycles. (authors)

  5. Sandia National Laboratories: correct thermodynamic parameters

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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 MayAtmosphericNuclear Security Administration the1development Sandia, NREL Releasehy-drogenmaterial elementswavecorrect thermodynamic

  6. Fundamental Thermodynamics of Actinide-Bearing Mineral Waste Forms - Final Report

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    Williamson, Mark A.; Ebbinghaus, Bartley B.; Navrotsky, Alexandra

    2001-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The end of the Cold War raised the need for the technical community to be concerned with the disposition of excess nuclear weapon material. The plutonium will either be converted into mixed-oxide fuel for use in nuclear reactors or immobilized in glass or ceramic waste forms and placed in a repository. The stability and behavior of plutonium in the ceramic materials as well as the phase behavior and stability of the ceramic material in the environment is not well established. In order to provide technically sound solutions to these issues, thermodynamic data are essential in developing an understanding of the chemistry and phase equilibria of the actinide-bearing mineral waste form materials proposed as immobilization matrices. Mineral materials of interest include zircon, zirconolite, and pyrochlore. High temperature solution calorimetry is one of the most powerful techniques, sometimes the only technique, for providing the fundamental thermodynamic data needed to establish optimum material fabrication parameters, and more importantly understand and predict the behavior of the mineral materials in the environment. The purpose of this project is to experimentally determine the enthalpy of formation of actinide orthosilicates, the enthalpies of formation of actinide substituted zirconolite and pyrochlore, and develop an understanding of the bonding characteristics and stabilities of these materials.

  7. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 2

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    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  8. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 1

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    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  9. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 3

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    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  10. An electromagnetic and thermodynamic lumped parameter model of an explosively driven regenerative magnetohydrodynamic generator

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    Morrison, J.L.

    1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to develop a simple, yet accurate, lumped parameter mathematical model for an explosively driven magnetohydrodynamic generator that can predict the pulse power variables of voltage and current from startup through regenerative operation. The inputs to the model will be the plasma properties entering the generator as predicted by the explosive shock model of Reference [1]. The strategy used was to simplify electromagnetic and thermodynamic three dimensional effects into a zero dimensional model. The model will provide a convenient tool for researchers to optimize designs to be used in pulse power applications. The model is validated using experimental data of Reference [1]. An overview of the operation of the explosively driven generator is first presented. Then a simplified electrical circuit model that describes basic performance of the device is developed. Then a lumped parameter model that incorporates the coupled electromagnetic and thermodynamic effects that govern generator performance is described and developed. The model is based on fundamental physical principles and parameters that were either obtained directly from design data or estimated from experimental data. The model was used to obtain parameter sensitivities and predict beyond the limits observed in the experiments to the levels desired by the potential Department of Defense sponsors. The model identifies process limitations that provide direction for future research.

  11. Thermodynamics and phase transitions of electrolytes on lattices with different discretization parameters

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    Thermodynamics and phase transitions of electrolytes on lattices with different discretization February 2005; in final form 14 April 2005) Lattice models are crucial for studying thermodynamic thermodynamics and the nature of phase transitions in systems with charged particles. A discretization parameter

  12. Fundamental

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    . * : TID-267 11-P2 '4 ' Fundamental Aspects of Nuclear Reactor Fuel Elements Solutions to Problems Donald R. Olander Department - of Nuclear Engineering University of Cacfornia,...

  13. assess thermodynamic parameters: Topics by E-print Network

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    for each parameter, and environmental impacts uncertainties in the future? Application to photovoltaic systems installed in Spain Camille Marini1 and Isabelle- certainties in the...

  14. On a possibility to calculate fundamental parameters of the Standard Model

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    Boris A. Arbuzov; Ivan V. Zaitsev

    2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of a calculation of parameters of the Standard Model is considered in the framework of the compensation approach. Conditions for a spontaneous generation of effective interactions of fundamental fields are shown to lead to sets of equations for parameters of a theory. A principal possibility to calculate mass ratios of fundamental quarks and leptons is demonstrated, as well of mixing angles of quarks, e.g. of the Cabibbo angle. A possibility of a spontaneous generation of an effective interaction of electroweak gauge bosons $W^a$ and $B$ is demonstrated. In case of a realization of a non-trivial solution of a set of compensation equations, parameter $\\sin^2\\theta_W$ is defined. The non-trivial solution is demonstrated to provide a satisfactory value for the electromagnetic fine structure constant $\\alpha$ at scale $M_Z$: $\\alpha(M_Z) = 0.00772$. The results being obtained may be considered as sound arguments on behalf of a possibility of a calculation of parameters of the Standard Model.

  15. A Micro-Thermodynamic Formalism

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    Hans Henrik Rugh

    2002-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the micro-canonical ensemble of a classical Hamiltonian dynamical system, the Hamiltonian being parameter dependent and in the possible presence of other first integrals. We describe a thermodynamic formalism in which a 1st law of thermodynamics, or fundamental relation, is based upon the bulk-entropy, S. Under an ergodic hypothesis, S is shown to be an adiabatic invariant. Expressions for derivatives and thermodynamic relations are derived within the micro-canonical ensemble itself.

  16. 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.

  17. The chemical composition of red giants in 47 Tucanae I: Fundamental parameters and chemical abundance patterns

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    Thygesen, A O; Andrievsky, S; Korotin, S; Yong, D; Zaggia, S; Ludwig, H -G; Collet, R; Asplund, M; D'Antona, F; Meléndez, J; D'Ercole, A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Context: The study of chemical abundance patterns in globular clusters is of key importance to constrain the different candidates for intra-cluster pollution of light elements. Aims: We aim at deriving accurate abundances for a large range of elements in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) to add new constraints to the pollution scenarios for this particular cluster, expanding the range of previously derived element abundances. Methods: Using tailored 1D LTE atmospheric models together with a combination of equivalent width measurements, LTE, and NLTE synthesis we derive stellar parameters and element abundances from high-resolution, high signal-to-noise spectra of 13 red giant stars near the tip of the RGB. Results: We derive abundances of a total 27 elements (O, Na, Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Y, Zr, Mo, Ru, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Eu, Dy). Departures from LTE were taken into account for Na, Al and Ba. We find a mean [Fe/H] = $-0.78\\pm0.07$ and $[\\alpha/{\\rm Fe}]=0.34\\pm0.03$ in...

  18. FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETERS, INTEGRATED RED GIANT BRANCH MASS LOSS, AND DUST PRODUCTION IN THE GALACTIC GLOBULAR CLUSTER 47 TUCANAE

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    McDonald, I.; Zijlstra, A. A. [Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, Alan Turing Building, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Boyer, M. L.; Gordon, K.; Meixner, M.; Sewilo, M.; Shiao, B.; Whitney, B. [STScI, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Van Loon, J. Th. [Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Hora, J. L.; Robitaille, T. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, MS 65, Cambridge, MA 02138-1516 (United States); Babler, B.; Meade, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 475 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53706-1582 (United States); Block, M.; Misselt, K., E-mail: iain.mcdonald-2@manchester.ac.uk [Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tuscon, AZ 85721 (United States)

    2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fundamental parameters and time evolution of mass loss are investigated for post-main-sequence stars in the Galactic globular cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104). This is accomplished by fitting spectral energy distributions (SEDs) to existing optical and infrared photometry and spectroscopy, to produce a true Hertzsprung-Russell diagram. We confirm the cluster's distance as d = 4611{sup +213}{sub -200} pc and age as 12 {+-} 1 Gyr. Horizontal branch models appear to confirm that no more red giant branch mass loss occurs in 47 Tuc than in the more metal-poor {omega} Centauri, though difficulties arise due to inconsistencies between the models. Using our SEDs, we identify those stars that exhibit infrared excess, finding excess only among the brightest giants: dusty mass loss begins at a luminosity of {approx}1000 L{sub sun}, becoming ubiquitous above L = 2000 L{sub sun}. Recent claims of dust production around lower-luminosity giants cannot be reproduced, despite using the same archival Spitzer imagery.

  19. Resolved Massive Star Clusters in the Milky Way and its Satellites: Brightness Profiles and a Catalogue of Fundamental Parameters

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    Dean E. McLaughlin; Roeland P. van der Marel

    2006-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    [Abridged]: We present a database of structural and dynamical properties for 153 spatially resolved star clusters (50 "young massive clusters" and 103 old globulars) in the Milky Way, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, and the Fornax dwarf spheroidal. This database complements and extends others in the literature, such as those of Harris, and Mackey & Gilmore. By fitting a number of models to the clusters' density profiles, we derive various characteristic surface brightnesses and radii; central potentials, velocity dispersions, and escape velocities; total luminosities, masses, and binding energies; phase-space densities and relaxation timescales; and ``kappa-space'' parameters. Population-synthesis models are used to predict intrinsic (B-V) colors, reddenings, and V-band mass-to-light ratios for the same 153 clusters plus another 63 globulars in the Milky Way, and we compare these predictions to the observed quantities where available. These results are intended to serve as the basis for future investigations of structural correlations and the fundamental plane of massive star clusters, including especially comparisons between the systemic properties of young and old clusters. We also address the question of what structural model fits each cluster best, and argue that the extended halos known to characterize many Magellanic Cloud clusters may be examples of the generic envelope structure of self-gravitating star clusters, not just transient features associated strictly with young age.

  20. The qWR star HD 45166. II. Fundamental stellar parameters and evidence of a latitude-dependent wind

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    J. H. Groh; A. S. Oliveira; J. E. Steiner

    2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The enigmatic object HD 45166 is a qWR star in a binary system with an orbital period of 1.596 day, and presents a rich emission-line spectrum in addition to absorption lines from the companion star (B7 V). As the system inclination is very small (i=0.77 +- 0.09 deg), HD 45166 is an ideal laboratory for wind-structure studies. The goal of the present paper is to determine the fundamental stellar and wind parameters of the qWR star. A radiative transfer model for the wind and photosphere of the qWR star was calculated using the non-LTE code CMFGEN. The wind asymmetry was also analyzed using a recently-developed version of CMFGEN to compute the emerging spectrum in two-dimensional geometry. The temporal-variance spectrum (TVS) was calculated for studying the line-profile variations. Abundances, stellar and wind parameters of the qWR star were obtained. The qWR star has an effective temperature of Teff=50000 +- 2000 K, a luminosity of log(L/Lsun)=3.75 +- 0.08, and a corresponding photospheric radius of Rphot=1.00 Rsun. The star is helium-rich (N(H)/N(He) = 2.0), while the CNO abundances are anomalous when compared either to solar values, to planetary nebulae, or to WR stars. The mass-loss rate is Mdot = 2.2 . 10^{-7} Msun/yr, and the wind terminal velocity is vinf=425 km/s. The comparison between the observed line profiles and models computed under different latitude-dependent wind densities strongly suggests the presence of an oblate wind density enhancement, with a density contrast of at least 8:1 from equator to pole. If a high velocity polar wind is present (~1200 km/s), the minimum density contrast is reduced to 4:1. The wind parameters determined are unusual when compared to O-type stars or to typical WR stars. (abridged)

  1. Algorithmic Thermodynamics John C. Baez

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    Tomkins, Andrew

    Algorithmic Thermodynamics John C. Baez Department of Mathematics, University of California in statistical mechanics. This viewpoint allows us to apply many techniques developed for use in thermodynamics and chemical potential. We derive an analogue of the fundamental thermodynamic relation dE = TdS - PdV + µd

  2. Thermodynamics Henri J.F. Jansen

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    Jansen, Henri J. F.

    Thermodynamics Henri J.F. Jansen Department of Physics Oregon State University August 19, 2010 #12;II #12;Contents PART I. Thermodynamics Fundamentals 1 1 Basic Thermodynamics. 3 1.1 Introduction of Thermodynamics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.4 First law: Energy

  3. Thermodynamics of microstructure evolution: grain growth Victor L. Berdichevsky

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    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Thermodynamics of microstructure evolution: grain growth Victor L. Berdichevsky Mechanical thermodynamic parameters, entropy of microstructure and temperature of microstruc- ture. It was claimed that there is "one more law of thermodynamics": entropy of microstructure must decay in isolated thermodynamic stable

  4. Montana State University EMEC320 Thermodynamics I1 EMEC 320: THERMODYNAMICS I

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    Dyer, Bill

    Montana State University EMEC320 Thermodynamics I1 EMEC 320: THERMODYNAMICS I (UPDATED AUG 27, 2011 thermodynamic concepts, first and second laws, open and closed systems, properties of ideal and real substances.E. and Borgnakke, C. ISBN 0-471-15232-3 "Fundamentals of Thermodynamics" COORDINATING INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Sarah Codd

  5. Thermodynamics -Past, Present and Future Werner Ebeling

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    Ebeling, Werner

    Thermodynamics - Past, Present and Future Werner Ebeling Institute of Physics, Humboldt, Clausius, Nernst and Einstein. We underline the key role of thermodynamic ideas in the scientific fundamental laws Thermodynamics as a branch of science was established in the 19th century by Sadi Carnot

  6. THERMODYNAMICS Molecular Simulation of Multicomponent Reaction

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    Lisal, Martin

    THERMODYNAMICS Molecular Simulation of Multicomponent Reaction and Phase Equilibria in MTBE Ternary System Martin Lisal´ E. Hala Laboratory of Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals N1G 2W1, Canada Ivo Nezbeda E. Hala Laboratory of Thermodynamics, Institute of Chemical Process

  7. NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS #

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    NONEQUILIBRIUM QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS # Walid K. Abou Salem + Institut f recent progress in deriving the fundamental laws of thermodynamics (0 th , 1 st and 2 nd ­law) from nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics. Basic thermodynamic notions are clarified and di#erent reversible

  8. Relativistic thermodynamics

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    Christian Frønsdal

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics, when formulated as a dynamic action principle, allows a simple and effective integration into the General Theory of Gravitation.

  9. EMEC 320: THERMODYNAMICS I Updated: June 27, 2012

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    Dyer, Bill

    EMEC 320: THERMODYNAMICS I Updated: June 27, 2012 CATALOG DATA: Spring, 3 cr. Basic thermodynamic., Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, 7th ed., Wiley, ISBN 0-470-04192-7 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Sarah Codd, 201 Roberts Hall of thermodynamics to engineering problems involving closed and open systems. · effectively apply and understand

  10. Quantum thermodynamic cooling cycle

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    Palao, J P; Gordon, J M; Palao, Jose P.; Kosloff, Ronnie; Gordon, Jeffrey M.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum-mechanical and thermodynamic properties of a 3-level molecular cooling cycle are derived. An inadequacy of earlier models is rectified in accounting for the spontaneous emission and absorption associated with the coupling to the coherent driving field via an environmental reservoir. This additional coupling need not be dissipative, and can provide a thermal driving force - the quantum analog of classical absorption chillers. The dependence of the maximum attainable cooling rate on temperature, at ultra-low temperatures, is determined and shown to respect the recently-established fundamental bound based on the second and third laws of thermodynamics.

  11. Quantum thermodynamic cooling cycle

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    Jose P. Palao; Ronnie Kosloff; Jeffrey M. Gordon

    2001-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum-mechanical and thermodynamic properties of a 3-level molecular cooling cycle are derived. An inadequacy of earlier models is rectified in accounting for the spontaneous emission and absorption associated with the coupling to the coherent driving field via an environmental reservoir. This additional coupling need not be dissipative, and can provide a thermal driving force - the quantum analog of classical absorption chillers. The dependence of the maximum attainable cooling rate on temperature, at ultra-low temperatures, is determined and shown to respect the recently-established fundamental bound based on the second and third laws of thermodynamics.

  12. Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe

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    Ahmad Sheykhi; Zeinab Teimoori; Bin Wang

    2013-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of the apparent horizon in a fractal universe. We find that one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation of the fractal universe in the form of the entropy balance relation $ \\delta Q=T_h d{S_h}$, where $ \\delta Q $ and $ T_{h} $ are the energy flux and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerated observer just inside the apparent horizon. We find that the entropy $S_h$ consists two terms, the first one which obeys the usual area law and the second part which is the entropy production term due to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of fractal universe. This shows that in a fractal universe, a treatment with nonequilibrium thermodynamics of spacetime may be needed. We also study the generalized second law of thermodynamics in the framework of fractal universe. When the temperature of the apparent horizon and the matter fields inside the horizon are equal, i.e. $T=T_h$, the generalized second law of thermodynamics can be fulfilled provided the deceleration and the equation of state parameters ranges either as $-1 \\leq q thermodynamics can be secured in a fractal universe by suitably choosing the fractal parameter $\\beta$.

  13. Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics

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    Seevinck, Michiel

    Irreversibility and the second law of thermodynamics Jos Uffink July 5, 2001 1 INTRODUCTION The second law of thermodynamics has a curious status. Many modern physicists regard it as an obsolete relic thermodynamics, in which the state does not con- tain velocity-like parameters, one may take R to be the identity

  14. Toward understanding the thermodynamics of TALSPEAK process. Medium effects on actinide complexation

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    Peter R Zalupski; Leigh R Martin; Ken Nash; Yoshinobu Nakamura; Masahiko Yamamoto

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ingenious combination of lactate and diethylenetriamine-N,N,N’,N”,N”-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) as an aqueous actinide-complexing medium forms the basis of the successful separation of americium and curium from lanthanides known as the TALSPEAK process. While numerous reports in the prior literature have focused on the optimization of this solvent extraction system, considerably less attention has been devoted to the understanding of the basic thermodynamic features of the complex fluids responsible for the separation. The available thermochemical information of both lactate and DTPA protonation and metal complexation reactions are representative of the behavior of these ions under idealized conditions. Our previous studies of medium effects on lactate protonation suggest that significant departures from the speciation predicted based on reported thermodynamic values should be expected in the TALSPEAK aqueous environment. Thermodynamic parameters describing the separation chemistry of this process thus require further examination at conditions significantly removed from conventional ideal systems commonly employed in fundamental solution chemistry. Such thermodynamic characterization is the key to predictive modelling of TALSPEAK. Improved understanding will, in principle, allow process technologists to more efficiently respond to off-normal conditions during large scale process operation. In this report, the results of calorimetric and potentiometric investigations of the effects of aqueous electrolytes on the thermodynamic parameters for lactate protonation and lactate complexation of americium and neodymium will be presented. Studies on the lactate protonation equilibrium will clearly illustrate distinct thermodynamic variations between strong electrolyte aqueous systems and buffered lactate environment.

  15. ChE 210A M. F. Doherty Thermodynamics

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    ChE 210A M. F. Doherty Thermodynamics Instructor: Michael F. Doherty (mfd@engineering.ucsb.edu, 893 is an introduction to the fundamentals of classical and statistical thermodynamics. We focus on equilibrium are formulated using either classical or statistical thermodynamics, and these methods have found wide

  16. Thermodynamics of Statistical Inference by Cells Alex H. Lang,1,*

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    Mora, Thierry

    Thermodynamics of Statistical Inference by Cells Alex H. Lang,1,* Charles K. Fisher,1 Thierry Mora June 2014; published 3 October 2014) The deep connection between thermodynamics, computation that thermodynamics also places fundamental constraints on statistical estimation and learning. To do so, we

  17. Friedmann Thermodynamics and the Geometry of the Universe

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    Selcuk S. Bayin

    2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In a recent article we have introduced Friedmann thermodynamics, where certain geometric parameters in Friedmann models are treated like their thermodynamic counterparts (temperature, entropy, Gibbs potential etc.). This model has the advantage of allowing us to determine the geometry of the universe by thermodynamic stability arguments. In this article we review connections between thermodynamics, geometry and cosmology.

  18. Thermodynamic laws beyond free energy relations

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    Matteo Lostaglio; David Jennings; Terry Rudolph

    2014-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies have developed fundamental limitations on nanoscale thermodynamics, in terms of a set of independent free energy relations. Here we show that free energy relations cannot properly describe quantum coherence in thermodynamic processes. By casting time-asymmetry as a quantifiable, fundamental resource of a quantum state we arrive at an additional, independent set of thermodynamic laws, that naturally extend the existing ones. These asymmetry relations reveal that the traditional Szilard engine argument does not extend automatically to quantum coherences, but instead only relational coherences in a multipartite scenario can contribute to thermodynamic work. We find that coherence transformations are always irreversible. Our results also reveal additional structural parallels between thermodynamics and entanglement theory.

  19. On Phantom Thermodynamics

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    S. H. Pereira; J. A. S. Lima

    2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamic properties of dark energy fluids described by an equation of state parameter $\\omega=p/\\rho$ are rediscussed in the context of FRW type geometries. Contrarily to previous claims, it is argued here that the phantom regime $\\omega0$ and $S>0$ in the course of the Universe expansion. Further, the negative value of the chemical potential resulting from the entropy constraint ($S>0$) suggests a bosonic massless nature to the phantom particles.

  20. Actinide Thermodynamics at Elevated Temperatures

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    Friese, Judah I.; Rao, Linfeng; Xia, Yuanxian; Bachelor, Paula P.; Tian, Guoxin

    2007-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The postclosure chemical environment in the proposed Yucca Mountain repository is expected to experience elevated temperatures. Predicting migration of actinides is possible if sufficient, reliable thermodynamic data on hydrolysis and complexation are available for these temperatures. Data are scarce and scattered for 25 degrees C, and nonexistent for elevated temperatures. This collaborative project between LBNL and PNNL collects thermodynamic data at elevated temperatures on actinide complexes with inorganic ligands that may be present in Yucca Mountain. The ligands include hydroxide, fluoride, sulfate, phosphate and carbonate. Thermodynamic parameters of complexation, including stability constants, enthalpy, entropy and heat capacity of complexation, are measured with a variety of techniques including solvent extraction, potentiometry, spectrophotometry and calorimetry

  1. Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics Fundamentals, Biomedical Applications,

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    Sarpeshkar, Rahul

    RAHUL SARPESHKAR Massachusetts Institute of Technology Copyright 2010 Chapter 26 #12;26 Energy, we discuss the use of thermoelectric strategies that function by converting body heat into electricity. A fundamental thermodynamic principle limits the energy efficiency of a `heat engine', whether

  2. Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Jinwoo, Lee

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Local Shannon entropy lies at the heart of modern thermodynamics, with much discussion of trajectory-dependent entropy production. When taken at both boundaries of a process in phase space, it reproduces the second law of thermodynamics over a finite time interval for small scale systems. However, given that entropy is an ensemble property, it has never been clear how one can assign such a quantity locally. Given such a fundamental omission in our knowledge, we construct a new ensemble composed of trajectories reaching an individual microstate, and show that locally defined entropy, information, and free energy are properties of the ensemble, or trajectory-independent true thermodynamic potentials. We find that the Boltzmann-Gibbs distribution and Landauer's principle can be generalized naturally as properties of the ensemble, and that trajectory-free state functions of the ensemble govern the exact mechanism of non-equilibrium relaxation.

  3. QCD Thermodynamics

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    Z. Fodor

    2007-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent results on QCD thermodynamics are presented. The nature of the T>0 transition is determined, which turns out to be an analytic cross-over. The absolute scale for this transition is calculated. The temperature dependent static potential is given. The results were obtained by using a Symanzik improved gauge and stout-link improved fermionic action. In order to approach the continuum limit four different sets of lattice spacings were used with temporal extensions N_t=4, 6, 8 and 10 (they correspond to lattice spacings a \\sim 0.3, 0.2, 0.15 and 0.12 fm). A new technique is presented, which --in contrast to earlier methods-- enables one to determine the equation of state at very large temperatures.

  4. Thermodynamic States in Explosion Fields

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    Kuhl, A L

    2010-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the thermodynamic states occurring in explosion fields from condensed explosive charges. These states are often modeled with a Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) function. However, the JWL function is not a Fundamental Equation of Thermodynamics, and therefore cannot give a complete specification of such states. We use the Cheetah code of Fried to study the loci of states of the expanded detonation products gases from C-4 charges, and their combustion products air. In the Le Chatelier Plane of specific-internal-energy versus temperature, these loci are fit with a Quadratic Model function u(T), which has been shown to be valid for T < 3,000 K and p < 1k-bar. This model is used to derive a Fundamental Equation u(v,s) for C-4. Given u(v,s), one can use Maxwell's Relations to derive all other thermodynamic functions, such as temperature: T(v,s), pressure: p(v,s), enthalpy: h(v,s), Gibbs free energy: g(v,s) and Helmholz free energy: f(v,s); these loci are displayed in figures for C-4. Such complete equations of state are needed for numerical simulations of blast waves from explosive charges, and their reflections from surfaces.

  5. Thermodynamics Review and Relations

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    Thermodynamics Review and Relations Review · Gas filled piston Motivation Thermodynamics the efficiency of steam engine. Only macroscopic continues states of matter are con- sidered. Thermodynamics of thermodynamics is essential since it easily to statistical mechanics. Definitions and Convention Signs The sign

  6. Fundamental measure density functional theory studies on the freezing of binary hard-sphere and Lennard-Jones mixtures

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    Song, Xueyu

    Fundamental measure density functional theory studies on the freezing of binary hard are calculated using the fundamental measure density functional theory. Using the thermodynamic perturbation. INTRODUCTION Density functional theory DFT became a practical the- oretical tool for the calculation

  7. Qualitative insights on fundamental mechanics

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    G. N. Mardari

    2006-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The gap between classical mechanics and quantum mechanics has an important interpretive implication: the Universe must have an irreducible fundamental level, which determines the properties of matter at higher levels of organization. We show that the main parameters of any fundamental model must be theory-independent. They cannot be predicted, because they cannot have internal causes. However, it is possible to describe them in the language of classical mechanics. We invoke philosophical reasons in favor of a specific model, which treats particles as sources of real waves. Experimental considerations for gravitational, electromagnetic, and quantum phenomena are outlined.

  8. Thermodynamics of an accelerated expanding universe

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    Bin Wang; Yungui Gong; Elcio Abdalla

    2005-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the laws of thermodynamics in an accelerating universe driven by dark energy with a time-dependent equation of state. In the case we consider that the physically relevant part of the Universe is that envelopped by the dynamical apparent horizon, we have shown that both the first law and second law of thermodynamics are satisfied. On the other hand, if the boundary of the Universe is considered to be the cosmological event horizon the thermodynamical description based on the definitions of boundary entropy and temperature breaks down. No parameter redefinition can rescue the thermodynamics laws from such a fate, rendering the cosmological event horizon unphysical from the point of view of the laws of thermodynamics.

  9. Rigorous and General Definition of Thermodynamic Entropy

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    Gian Paolo Beretta; Enzo Zanchini

    2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The physical foundations of a variety of emerging technologies --- ranging from the applications of quantum entanglement in quantum information to the applications of nonequilibrium bulk and interface phenomena in microfluidics, biology, materials science, energy engineering, etc. --- require understanding thermodynamic entropy beyond the equilibrium realm of its traditional definition. This paper presents a rigorous logical scheme that provides a generalized definition of entropy free of the usual unnecessary assumptions which constrain the theory to the equilibrium domain. The scheme is based on carefully worded operative definitions for all the fundamental concepts employed, including those of system, property, state, isolated system, environment, process, separable system, system uncorrelated from its environment, and parameters of a system. The treatment considers also systems with movable internal walls and/or semipermeable walls, with chemical reactions and/or external force fields, and with small numbers of particles. The definition of reversible process is revised by introducing the new concept of scenario. The definition of entropy involves neither the concept of heat nor that of quasistatic process; it applies to both equilibrium and nonequilibrium states. The role of correlations on the domain of definition and on the additivity of energy and entropy is discussed: it is proved that energy is defined and additive for all separable systems, while entropy is defined and additive only for separable systems uncorrelated from their environment; decorrelation entropy is defined. The definitions of energy and entropy are extended rigorously to open systems. Finally, to complete the discussion, the existence of the fundamental relation for stable equilibrium states is proved, in our context, for both closed and open systems.

  10. SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS: STATUS AND CHALLENGES San Diego, California, USA 14 ­ 15 June 2011 The First Law of energy conservation was even known (Joule 1843) and long before Thermodynamic concepts were, including this one. The Laws of Thermodynamics have much wider, including philosophical significance

  11. Spring 2014 Thermodynamics -1

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    Virginia Tech

    Spring 2014 Thermodynamics - 1 Consider an insulated (adiabatic) piston and cylinder arrangement. Confirm this statement using the second law of thermodynamics. (b) (20) She now wants to calculate the work done by the air on the piston by using the first law of thermodynamics. Do this. Draw a T

  12. Atmospheric Thermodynamics Composition

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    Russell, Lynn

    1 Atmospheric Thermodynamics Ch1 Composition Ch2 Laws Ch3 Transfers Ch12 EnergyBalance Ch4 Water Ch Sciences: Atmospheric Thermodynamics Instructor: Lynn Russell, NH343 http #12;2 Review from Ch. 1 · Thermodynamic quantities · Composition · Pressure · Density · Temperature

  13. Climate Sciences: Atmospheric Thermodynamics

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    Russell, Lynn

    1 Climate Sciences: Atmospheric Thermodynamics Instructor: Lynn Russell, NH343 http://aerosol.ucsd.edu/courses.html Text: Curry & Webster Atmospheric Thermodynamics Ch1 Composition Ch2 Laws Ch3 Transfers Ch12 Energy Climate Sciences: Atmospheric Thermodynamics Instructor: Lynn Russell, NH343 http

  14. Computational Reality X Thermodynamics

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    Berlin,Technische Universität

    Computational Reality X Thermodynamics B. Emek Abali @ LKM - TU Berlin Abstract After solving energy density. This is actually a branch of thermodynamics, though this question never gets its full answer in a thermodynamics' class. Here we will show one possibility of deriving the energy formulation

  15. Particle Production and Universal Thermodynamics

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    Subhajit Saha; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2014-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present work, particle creation mechanism is employed to the Universe as a thermodynamical system. The universe is considered to be spatially flat FRW model and cosmic fluid is chosen as perfect fluid with barotropic equation of state: p=(\\gamma -1)\\rho . By proper choice of the particle creation rate, entropy and temperature will be determined at various stages of evolution of the Universe. Finally, using the deceleration parameter as a function of the redshift parameter based on recent observations, particle creation rate will be evaluated and its variation at different epochs will be shown graphically.

  16. Fundamental Equation of State for Deuterium

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    Richardson, I. A.; Leachman, J. W., E-mail: jacob.leachman@wsu.edu [HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Laboratory, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, P.O. Box 642920, Pullman, Washington 99164 (United States); Lemmon, E. W. [Applied Chemicals and Materials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)] [Applied Chemicals and Materials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    World utilization of deuterium is anticipated to increase with the rise of fusion-energy machines such as ITER and NIF. We present a new fundamental equation of state for the thermodynamic properties of fluid deuterium. Differences between thermodynamic properties of orthodeuterium, normal deuterium, and paradeuterium are described. Separate ideal-gas functions were fitted for these separable forms together with a single real-fluid residual function. The equation of state is valid from the melting line to a maximum pressure of 2000 MPa and an upper temperature limit of 600 K, corresponding to available experimental measurements. The uncertainty in predicted density is 0.5% over the valid temperature range and pressures up to 300 MPa. The uncertainties of vapor pressures and saturated liquid densities are 2% and 3%, respectively, while speed-of-sound values are accurate to within 1% in the liquid phase.

  17. Fundamental Aeronautics Hypersonics Project

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    Fundamental Aeronautics Hypersonics Project Reference Document Principal Investigator: James and detailed content of a comprehensive Fundamental Aeronautics Hypersonics research project. It contains) Hypersonic Project is based on the fact that all access to earth or planetary orbit, and all entry into earth

  18. Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals ENGINEERING

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    Rhoads, James

    Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals i SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS January 2001;Systems Engineering Fundamentals Introduction ii #12;Introduction Systems Engineering Fundamentals iii ............................................................................................................................................. iv PART 1. INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Introduction to Systems Engineering Management

  19. Thermodynamics and scale relativity

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    Robert Carroll

    2011-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown how the fractal paths of scale relativity (following Nottale) can be introduced into a thermodynamical context (following Asadov-Kechkin).

  20. Addressing the Crisis in Fundamental Physics

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    Christopher W. Stubbs

    2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    I present the case for fundamental physics experiments in space playing an important role in addressing the current "dark energy'' crisis. If cosmological observations continue to favor a value of the dark energy equation of state parameter w=-1, with no change over cosmic time, then we will have difficulty understanding this new fundamental physics. We will then face a very real risk of stagnation unless we detect some other experimental anomaly. The advantages of space-based experiments could prove invaluable in the search for the a more complete understanding of dark energy. This talk was delivered at the start of the Fundamental Physics Research in Space Workshop in May 2006.

  1. Why gravity is fundamental

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    Shan Gao

    2011-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    It is argued that the existence of a minimum size of spacetime may imply the fundamental existence of gravity as a geometric property of spacetime described by general relativity.

  2. Thermodynamic States in Explosion Fields

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    Kuhl, A L

    2009-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we investigate the thermodynamic states occurring in explosion fields from the detonation of condensed explosives in air. In typical applications, the pressure of expanded detonation products gases is modeled by a Jones-Wilkins-Lee (JWL) function: P{sub JWL} = f(v,s{sub CJ}); constants in that function are fit to cylinder test data. This function provides a specification of pressure as a function of specific volume, v, along the expansion isentrope (s = constant = s{sub CJ}) starting at the Chapman-Jouguet (CJ) state. However, the JWL function is not a fundamental equation of thermodynamics, and therefore gives an incomplete specification of states. For example, explosions inherently involve shock reflections from surfaces; this changes the entropy of the products, and in such situations the JWL function provides no information on the products states. In addition, most explosives are not oxygen balanced, so if hot detonation products mix with air, they after-burn, releasing the heat of reaction via a turbulent combustion process. This raises the temperature of explosion products cloud to the adiabatic flame temperature ({approx}3,000K). Again, the JWL function provides no information on the combustion products states.

  3. Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 Instructor: Howard Haber

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 Instructor: Howard Haber Office Hall--Room 289 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Thermal Physics, by Ralph Baierlein Recommended Outside Reading: Thermal Physics, by Charles Kittel and Herbert Kroemer Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics

  4. ON THE THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF THE COOPERATIVE BINDING OF BACTERIOPHAGE T4-

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    Kowalczykowski, Stephen C.

    ON THE THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF THE COOPERATIVE BINDING OF BACTERIOPHAGE T4- CODED GENE 32 of thermodynamic, and preliminary kinetic, studies on the molecular details and specificity of interaction of phage into the molecular origins of binding cooperativity is obtained by determining these thermodynamic parameters also

  5. Monte Carlo fundamentals

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    Brown, F.B.; Sutton, T.M.

    1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is composed of the lecture notes from the first half of a 32-hour graduate-level course on Monte Carlo methods offered at KAPL. These notes, prepared by two of the principle developers of KAPL`s RACER Monte Carlo code, cover the fundamental theory, concepts, and practices for Monte Carlo analysis. In particular, a thorough grounding in the basic fundamentals of Monte Carlo methods is presented, including random number generation, random sampling, the Monte Carlo approach to solving transport problems, computational geometry, collision physics, tallies, and eigenvalue calculations. Furthermore, modern computational algorithms for vector and parallel approaches to Monte Carlo calculations are covered in detail, including fundamental parallel and vector concepts, the event-based algorithm, master/slave schemes, parallel scaling laws, and portability issues.

  6. Biodiversity, Entropy and Thermodynamics http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/bio info/

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    Baez, John

    Biodiversity, Entropy and Thermodynamics John Baez http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/bio info/ October(pi ) is fundamental to thermodynamics and information theory. But it's also used to measure biodiversity, where pi. In biodiversity studies, the entropy of an ecosystem is the expected amount of information we gain about

  7. From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics?

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    Steinhoff, Heinz-Jürgen

    From Quantum Mechanics to Thermodynamics? Dresden, 22.11.2004 Jochen Gemmer Universit¨at Osnabr to thermodynamical behavior · Quantum approach to thermodynamical behavior · The route to equilibrium · Summary of thermodynamical behavior entirely on the basis of Hamilton models and Schr¨odinger-type quantum dynamics. · define

  8. The thermodynamics of bubbles

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    Clark, John A.

    1956-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper outlines those concitions annanded by the laws of thermodynamics for equilibriza betwoen the vapor in a bubble and the surrounding liquid and then employs these concepts with a nucleation theory in an atteapt ...

  9. EWONAP Procurement Fundamentals

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    HUD's Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Procurement Fundamentals training instructed by Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Development Director of the Native Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 8-9, 2014.

  10. Extensivity and Relativistic Thermodynamics

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    J. Dunning-Davies

    2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The mathematical properties associated with the widely accepted concept of the extensivity of many of the common thermodynamic variables are examined and some of their consequences considered. The possible conflict between some of these and currently accepted results of special relativistic thermodynamics is highlighted. Although several questions are raised, answers are not advanced as this seems an area demanding calm, widespread reflection which could conceivably lead to radical revision of part, or parts, of theoretical physics.

  11. Stochastic equations for thermodynamics

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    Tsekov, R

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The applicability of stochastic differential equations to thermodynamics is considered and a new form, different from the classical Ito and Stratonovich forms, is introduced. It is shown that the new presentation is more appropriate for the description of thermodynamic fluctuations. The range of validity of the Boltzmann-Einstein principle is also discussed and a generalized alternative is proposed. Both expressions coincide in the small fluctuation limit, providing a normal distribution density.

  12. Thermodynamics of N-dimensional quantum walks

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    Alejandro Romanelli; Raul Donangelo; Renato Portugal; Franklin L. Marquezino

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The entanglement between the position and coin state of a $N$-dimensional quantum walker is shown to lead to a thermodynamic theory. The entropy, in this thermodynamics, is associated to the reduced density operator for the evolution of chirality, taking a partial trace over positions. From the asymptotic reduced density matrix it is possible to define thermodynamic quantities, such as the asymptotic entanglement entropy, temperature, Helmholz free energy, etc. We study in detail the case of a $2$-dimensional quantum walk, in the case of two different initial conditions: a non-separable coin-position initial state, and a separable one. The resulting entanglement temperature is presented as function of the parameters of the system and those of the initial conditions.

  13. Masses of Fundamental Particles

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    Hidezumi Terazawa

    2014-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    In the original paper entitled, "Masses of Fundamental Particles"(arXiv:1109.3705v5, 10 Feb 2012), not only the masses of fundamental particles including the weak bosons, Higgs boson, quarks, and leptons, but also the mixing angles of quarks and those of neutrinos are all explained and/or predicted in the unified composite models of quarks and leptons successfully. In this addendum entitled, "Higgs Boson Mass in the Minimal Unified Subquark Model", it is emphasized that the Higgs boson mass is predicted to be about 130Gev in the minimal unified subquark model, which agrees well with the experimental values of 125-126GeV recently found by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations at the LHC.

  14. Thermodynamics of Ideal Gas in Cosmology

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    Ying-Qiu Gu

    2009-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The equation of state and the state functions for the gravitational source are necessary conditions for solving cosmological model and stellar structure. The usual treatments are directly based on the laws of thermodynamics, and the physical meanings of some concepts are obscure. This letter show that, we can actually derive all explicit fundamental state functions for the ideal gas in the context of cosmology via rigorous dynamical and statistical calculation. These relations have clear physical meanings, and are valid in both non-relativistic and ultra-relativistic cases. Some features of the equation of state are important for a stable structure of a star with huge mass.

  15. Fundamental experiments in velocimetry

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    Briggs, Matthew Ellsworth [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hull, Larry [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Shinas, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One can understand what velocimetry does and does not measure by understanding a few fundamental experiments. Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) is an interferometer that will produce fringe shifts when the length of one of the legs changes, so we might expect the fringes to change whenever the distance from the probe to the target changes. However, by making PDV measurements of tilted moving surfaces, we have shown that fringe shifts from diffuse surfaces are actually measured only from the changes caused by the component of velocity along the beam. This is an important simplification in the interpretation of PDV results, arising because surface roughness randomizes the scattered phases.

  16. Analog computer fundamentals & application

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    Patel, R.N

    2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ANALOG COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS Rc APPLICATION A Technical RePort by R. N. PATE L submitted to PROD J. H. CADDESS In n art i a 1 fulf i lment of the requi. rements for the degree of MASTER OF ENGINEERING TEXAS A...-linear operation which is necessary on a general purpose computer. A "quarter-square" tech- -nique is used to effect this operation, use being made of the identity: X7 = 'j?'P(?J3 -c~-~)3 The connections shown i. n figure be made to the patch panel...

  17. Thermodynamics of electroweak matter

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    A. Gynther

    2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is a slightly modified version of the introductory part of a PhD thesis, also containing the articles hep-ph/0303019, hep-ph/0510375 and hep-ph/0512177. We provide a short history of the research of electroweak thermodynamics and a brief introduction to the theory as well as to the necessary theoretical tools needed to work at finite temperatures. We then review computations regarding the pressure of electroweak matter at high temperatures (the full expression of the perturbative expansion of the pressure is given in the appendix) and the electroweak phase diagram at finite chemical potentials. Finally, we compare electroweak and QCD thermodynamics.

  18. Confusion in Thermodynamics

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    Jeremy Dunning-Davies; David Sands

    2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    For a long time now, confusion has existed in the minds of many over the meaning of various concepts in thermodynamics. Recently, this point has been brought to people's attention by two articles appearing on the well-known archive (arxiv) web site. The content of these two pieces serves to illustrate many of the problems and has occasioned the construction of this answer to at least some of them. The position of the axiom proposed by Carath\\'eodory is central in this matter and here its position is clarified and secured within the framework of thermodynamics. In particular, its relation to the First Law is examined and justified.

  19. Methods for thermodynamic evaluation of battery state of health

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    Yazami, Rachid; McMenamin, Joseph; Reynier, Yvan; Fultz, Brent T

    2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Described are systems and methods for accurately characterizing thermodynamic and materials properties of electrodes and battery systems and for characterizing the state of health of electrodes and battery systems. Measurement of physical attributes of electrodes and batteries corresponding to thermodynamically stabilized electrode conditions permit determination of thermodynamic parameters, including state functions such as the Gibbs free energy, enthalpy and entropy of electrode/electrochemical cell reactions, that enable prediction of important performance attributes of electrode materials and battery systems, such as energy, power density, current rate, cycle life and state of health. Also provided are systems and methods for charging a battery according to its state of health.

  20. Thermodynamics and gravitational collapse

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    Daniele Malafarina; Pankaj S. Joshi

    2011-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    It is known now that a typical gravitational collapse in general relativity, evolving from regular initial data and under physically reasonable conditions would end in either a black hole or a naked singularity final state. An important question that needs to be answered in this connection is, whether the analogues of the laws of thermodynamics, as formulated for relativistic horizons are respected by the dynamical spacetimes for collapse that end in the formation of a naked singularity. We investigate here the thermodynamical behaviour of the dynamical horizons that form in spherically symmetric gravitational collapse and we show that the first and second laws of black hole thermodynamics, as extended to dynamical spacetimes in a suitable manner, are not violated whether the collapse ends in a black hole or a naked singularity. We then make a distinction between the naked singularities that result from gravitational collapse, and those that exist in solutions of Einstein equations in vacuum axially symmetric and stationary spacetimes, and discuss their connection with thermodynamics in view of the cosmic censorship conjecture and the validity of the third law of black hole mechanics.

  1. Black Hole Thermodynamics Today

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    Ted Jacobson

    1998-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    A brief survey of the major themes and developments of black hole thermodynamics in the 1990's is given, followed by summaries of the talks on this subject at MG8 together with a bit of commentary, and closing with a look towards the future.

  2. Thermodynamics CHE 361, 4 credits

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    Fuchs, Alan

    Thermodynamics CHE 361, 4 credits Spring Semester 2006 Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 ­ 12:15PM, LME Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics", Prentice Hall PTR, 1999. Prerequisites Calculus III (Math 283 of this course, students will understand the first and second laws, PVT properties of fluids, thermodynamic

  3. Phenomenological thermodynamics in a nutshell

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    Neumaier, Arnold

    Phenomenological thermodynamics in a nutshell Arnold Neumaier Fakult¨at f¨ur Mathematik, Universit of phenomeno- logical equilibrium thermodynamics for single-phase systems in the absence of chemical reactions-known thermodynamics book the basic concepts by means of a few postulates from which every- thing else follows. His

  4. Stretch Efficiency - Thermodynamic Analysis of New Combustion...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Stretch Efficiency - Thermodynamic Analysis of New Combustion Regimes (Agreement 10037) Stretch Efficiency - Thermodynamic Analysis of New Combustion Regimes (Agreement 10037)...

  5. Thermodynamics of Potassium Exchange in Soil Using a Kinetics Approach1 D. L. SPARKS AND P. M. JARDINEZ

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Thermodynamics of Potassium Exchange in Soil Using a Kinetics Approach1 D. L. SPARKS AND P. M. JARDINEZ ABSTRACT Thermodynamics of potassium (K) exchange using a kinetics ap- proach was investigated that more energy was needed to desorb K than to adsorb K. Thermodynamic and pseudother- modynamic parameters

  6. Solar Energy Fundamentals

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    Harlan H. Bengtson; Harlan H. Bengtson

    Solar energy travels from the sun to the earth in the form of electromagnetic radiation. In this course properties of electromagnetic radiation will be discussed and basic calculations for electromagnetic radiation will be described. Several solar position parameters will be discussed along with means of calculating

  7. Thermodynamic theory of kinetic overshoots

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    A. N. Gorban; G. S. Yablonsky

    2005-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Everything that is not prohibited is permissible. So, what is prohibited in the course of chemical reactions, heat transfer and other dissipative processes? Is it possible to "overshoot" the equilibrium, and if yes, then how far? Thermodynamically allowed and prohibited trajectories of processes are discussed by the example of effects of equilibrium encircling. The complete theory of thermodynamically accessible states is presented. The space of all thermodynamically admissible paths is presented by projection on the "thermodynamic tree", that is the tree of the related thermodynamic potential (entropy, free energy, free enthalpy) in the balance polyhedron. The stationary states and limit points for open systems are localized too.

  8. Contact Symmetries and Hamiltonian Thermodynamics

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    A. Bravetti; C. S. Lopez-Monsalvo; F. Nettel

    2015-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been shown that contact geometry is the proper framework underlying classical thermodynamics and that thermodynamic fluctuations are captured by an additional metric structure related to Fisher's Information Matrix. In this work we analyze several unaddressed aspects about the application of contact and metric geometry to thermodynamics. We consider here the Thermodynamic Phase Space and start by investigating the role of gauge transformations and Legendre symmetries for metric contact manifolds and their significance in thermodynamics. Then we present a novel mathematical characterization of first order phase transitions as equilibrium processes on the Thermodynamic Phase Space for which the Legendre symmetry is broken. Moreover, we use contact Hamiltonian dynamics to represent thermodynamic processes in a way that resembles the classical Hamiltonian formulation of conservative mechanics and we show that the relevant Hamiltonian coincides with the irreversible entropy production along thermodynamic processes. Therefore, we use such property to give a geometric definition of thermodynamically admissible fluctuations according to the Second Law of thermodynamics. Finally, we show that the length of a curve describing a thermodynamic process measures its entropy production.

  9. Classical QGP : IV. Thermodynamics

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    Sungtae Cho; Ismail Zahed

    2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct the equation of a state of the classical QGP valid for all values of Gamma=V/K, the ratio of the mean Coulomb to kinetic energy. By enforcing the Gibbs relations, we derive the pertinent pressure and entropy densities for all Gamma. For the case of an SU(2) classical gluonic plasma our results compare well with lattice simulations. We show that the strongly coupled component of the classical QGP contributes significantly to the bulk thermodynamics across T_c.

  10. Gravity, Dimension, Equilibrium, & Thermodynamics

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    Jerome Perez

    2006-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Is it actually possible to interpret gravitation as space's property in a pure classical way. Then, we note that extended self-gravitating system equilibrium depends directly on the number of dimension of the space in which it evolves. Given those precisions, we review the principal thermodynamical knowledge in the context of classical gravity with arbitrary dimension of space. Stability analyses for bounded 3D systems, namely the Antonov instability paradigm, are then rapproched to some amazing properties of globular clusters and galaxies.

  11. Thermodynamics of Dark Energy

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    Neven Bilic

    2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamic properties of dark energy are discussed assuming that dark energy is described in terms of a selfinteracting complex scalar. We first show that, under certain assumptions, selfinteracting complex scalar field theories are equivalent to purely kinetic k-essence models. Then we analyze the themal properties of k-essence and in particular we show that dark-energy in the phantom regime does not necessarily yield negative entropy.

  12. Thermodynamics of Chaplygin gas

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    Yun Soo Myung

    2011-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We clarify thermodynamics of the Chaplygin gas by introducing the integrability condition. All thermal quantities are derived as functions of either volume or temperature. Importantly, we find a new general equation of state, describing the Chaplygin gas completely. We confirm that the Chaplygin gas could show a unified picture of dark matter and energy which cools down through the universe expansion without any critical point (phase transition).

  13. Thermodynamics of free Domain Wall fermions

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    R. V. Gavai; Sayantan Sharma

    2008-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Studying various thermodynamic quantities for the free domain wall fermions for both finite and infinite fifth dimensional extent N_5, we find that the lattice corrections are minimum for $N_T\\geq10$ for both energy density and susceptibility, for its irrelevant parameter M in the range 1.45-1.50. The correction terms are, however, quite large for small lattice sizes of $N_T\\leq8$. We propose modifications of the domain wall operator, as well as the overlap operator, to reduce the finite cut-off effects to within 10% of the continuum results of the thermodynamic quantities for the currently used N_T=6-8 lattices. Incorporating chemical potential, we show that \\mu^2 divergences are absent for a large class of such domain wall fermion actions although the chiral symmetry is broken for $\\mu\

  14. Effect of fluctuations on electron and phonon processes and thermodynamic parameters of Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se in the region of phase transition

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    Aliev, S. A.; Aliev, F. F. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)], E-mail: farzali@physics.ab.az

    2008-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Temperature dependences of electrical conductivity {sigma}, thermoelectric power {alpha}, results of differential thermal analysis {delta}T{sub y}, thermal conductivity {chi}, temperature conductivity {kappa}, and heat capacity C{sub p} were studied in Ag{sub 2}Te and Ag{sub 2}Se semiconductors in the region of the phase transition. Two extrema are observed in the temperature dependence {chi}(T): a maximum in the region of the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition and a minimum in the region of the {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transition; these extrema are caused by the similar dependence C{sub p}(T). It is shown that the {alpha} {sup {yields}} {alpha}' and {beta}' {sup {yields}} {beta} transitions are displacement transitions, while the {alpha}' {sup {yields}} {beta}' transition is of reconstruction type. It is established that the disorder parameter {eta} in silver chalcogenides is highly smeared in the region of the phase transition; therefore, disordering of phases at the point of the phase transition is incomplete: 73, 62, and 48% in Ag{sub 2}Te, Ag{sub 2}Se, and Ag{sub 2}S, respectively. The minimum volumes V{sub ph} for new phases are calculated; it is shown that the value of V{sub ph} in displacement transitions is larger than in the reconstruction-type transitions.

  15. Irreversible Thermodynamics of the Universe: Constraints from Planck Data

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    Subhajit Saha; Atreyee Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The present work deals with irreversible Universal thermodynamics. The homogenous and isotropic flat model of the universe is chosen as open thermodynamical system and non-equilibrium thermodynamics comes into picture due to the mechanism of particle creation. For simplicity, entropy flow is considered only due to heat conduction. Further, due to Maxwell-Cattaneo modified Fourier law for non-equilibrium phenomenon, the temperature satisfies damped wave equation instead of heat conduction equation. Validity of generalized second law of thermodynamics (GSLT) has been investigated for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizon with cosmic substrutum as perfect fluid with constant or variable equation of state or interacting dark species. Finally, we have used three Planck data sets to constrain the thermal conductivity \\lambda and the coupling parameter b^2. These constraints must be satisfied in order for GSLT to hold for Universe bounded by apparent or event horizons.

  16. Thermodynamics and Spectroscopy of Schwarzschild black hole surrounded by Quintessence

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    R Tharanath; V C Kuriakose

    2013-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamic and spectroscopic behaviour of Schwarzschild black hole surrounded by quintessence are studied. We have derived the thermodynamic quantities and studied their behaviour for different values of quintessence parameter. We put the background space-time into the Kruskal-like coordinate to find the period with respect to Elucidean time. Also assuming that the adiabatic invariant obeys Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rule, detailed study of area spectrum and entropy spectrum have been done for special cases of the quintessece state parameter. We find that the spectra are equally spaced.

  17. Thermodynamics of scalar-tensor theory with non-minimally derivative coupling

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    Huang, Yumei; Liang, Dicong; Yi, Zhu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the usual definitions for the entropy and the temperature associated with the apparent horizon, we show that the unified first law on the apparent horizon is equivalent to the Friedmann equation for the scalar-tensor theory with non-minimally derivative coupling. The second law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon is also satisfied. The results support a deep and fundamental connection between gravitation, thermodynamics and quantum theory.

  18. Fundamentals and Techniques of Nonimaging

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    O'Gallagher, J. J.; Winston, R.

    2003-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the final report describing a long term basic research program in nonimaging optics that has led to major advances in important areas, including solar energy, fiber optics, illumination techniques, light detectors, and a great many other applications. The term ''nonimaging optics'' refers to the optics of extended sources in systems for which image forming is not important, but effective and efficient collection, concentration, transport, and distribution of light energy is. Although some of the most widely known developments of the early concepts have been in the field of solar energy, a broad variety of other uses have emerged. Most important, under the auspices of this program in fundamental research in nonimaging optics established at the University of Chicago with support from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy, the field has become very dynamic, with new ideas and concepts continuing to develop, while applications of the early concepts continue to be pursued. While the subject began as part of classical geometrical optics, it has been extended subsequently to the wave optics domain. Particularly relevant to potential new research directions are recent developments in the formalism of statistical and wave optics, which may be important in understanding energy transport on the nanoscale. Nonimaging optics permits the design of optical systems that achieve the maximum possible concentration allowed by physical conservation laws. The earliest designs were constructed by optimizing the collection of the extreme rays from a source to the desired target: the so-called ''edge-ray'' principle. Later, new concentrator types were generated by placing reflectors along the flow lines of the ''vector flux'' emanating from lambertian emitters in various geometries. A few years ago, a new development occurred with the discovery that making the design edge-ray a functional of some other system parameter permits the construction of whole new classes of devices with greatly expanded capabilities compared to conventional approaches. These ''tailored edge-ray'' designs have dramatically broadened the range of geometries in which nonimaging optics can provide a significant performance improvement. Considerable progress continues to be made in furthering the incorporation of nonimaging secondaries into practical high concentration and ultra-high concentration solar collector systems. In parallel with the continuing development of nonimaging geometrical optics, our group has been working to develop an understanding of certain fundamental physical optics concepts in the same context. In particular, our study of the behavior of classical radiance in nonimaging systems, has revealed some fundamentally important new understandings that we have pursued both theoretically and experimentally. The field is still relatively new and is rapidly gaining widespread recognition because it fuels many industrial applications. Because of this, during the final years of the project, our group at Chicago has been working more closely with a team of industrial scientists from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at first informally, and later more formally, beginning in 1998, under a formal program initiated by the Department of Energy and incrementally funded through this existing grant. This collaboration has been very fruitful and has led to new conceptual breakthroughs which have provided the foundation for further exciting growth. Many of these concepts are described in some detail in the report.

  19. An introduction to classical and statistical thermodynamics

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    An introduction to classical and statistical thermodynamics a conceptual understanding Kwok of thermodynamics ­ concept of energy conservation 4. Second law of thermodynamics ­ concept of entropy 5. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics 03/2011 K.W. Cheng, Thermodynamics 2 #12;3 1. Introduction · study

  20. CHEMISTRY COURSE OFFERINGS CHEM 0001-01 & 0001-02 -CHEMICAL FUNDAMENTALS W/LAB

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    Kounaves, Samuel P.

    CHEMISTRY COURSE OFFERINGS FALL, 2014 (6/24/14) CHEM 0001-01 & 0001-02 - CHEMICAL FUNDAMENTALS W, and thermochemistry. Additional topics may include qualitative thermodynamics and equilibrium and chemistry of materials. Three lectures, one laboratory, one recitation. Only one of Chemistry 1, 11, or 16 may be counted

  1. CHEMISTRY COURSE OFFERINGS SPRING, 2013 CHEM 0001-01 CHEMICAL FUNDAMENTALS W/LAB

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    Kounaves, Samuel P.

    CHEMISTRY COURSE OFFERINGS SPRING, 2013 (10/31/12) CHEM 0001-01 CHEMICAL FUNDAMENTALS W/LAB Atomic, and thermochemistry. Additional topics may include qualitative thermodynamics and equilibrium and chemistry of materials. Three lectures, one laboratory, one recitation. Only one of Chemistry 1, 11, or 16 may be counted

  2. Thermodynamic Origin of Life

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    K. Michaelian

    2010-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the thermodynamic function of life may shed light on its origin. Life, as are all irreversible processes, is contingent on entropy production. Entropy production is a measure of the rate of the tendency of Nature to explore available microstates. The most important irreversible process generating entropy in the biosphere, and thus facilitating this exploration, is the absorption and transformation of sunlight into heat. Here we hypothesize that life began, and persists today, as a catalyst for the absorption and dissipation of sunlight at the surface of shallow seas. The resulting heat is then efficiently harvested by other irreversible processes such as the water cycle, hurricanes, and ocean and wind currents. RNA and DNA are the most efficient of all known molecules for absorbing the intense ultraviolet light that could have penetrated the dense early atmosphere, and are remarkably rapid in transforming this light into heat in the presence of liquid water. From this perspective, the origin and evolution of life, inseparable from water and the water cycle, can be understood as resulting from the natural thermodynamic imperative of increasing the entropy production of the Earth in its interaction with its solar environment. A mechanism is proposed for the reproduction of RNA and DNA without the need for enzymes, promoted instead through UV light dissipation and the ambient conditions of prebiotic Earth.

  3. Thermodynamics of cuticular transpiration Allen G. Gibbs *

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Review Thermodynamics of cuticular transpiration§ Allen G. Gibbs * School of Life Sciences, 4505 S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1067 4. Thermodynamics of transport processes Accepted 6 May 2011 Keywords: Cuticle Humidity Thermodynamics Transpiration Water vapor A B S T R A C

  4. Thermodynamics in Loop Quantum Cosmology

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    Li-Fang Li; Jian-Yang Zhu

    2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Loop quantum cosmology (LQC) is very powerful to deal with the behavior of early universe. And the effective loop quantum cosmology gives a successful description of the universe in the semiclassical region. We consider the apparent horizon of the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe as a thermodynamical system and investigate the thermodynamics of LQC in the semiclassical region. The effective density and effective pressure in the modified Friedmann equation from LQC not only determine the evolution of the universe in LQC scenario but are actually also found to be the thermodynamic quantities. This result comes from the energy definition in cosmology (the Misner-Sharp gravitational energy) and is consistent with thermodynamic laws. We prove that within the framework of loop quantum cosmology, the elementary equation of equilibrium thermodynamics is still valid.

  5. THERMODYNAMICS Unified Model for Nonideal Multicomponent

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    THERMODYNAMICS Unified Model for Nonideal Multicomponent Molecular Diffusion Coefficients Alana and a rigorous descrip- tion of mixture nonideality in the framework of irreversible thermodynamics. Molecular

  6. Thermodynamics of clusterized matter

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    Ad. R. Raduta; F. Gulminelli

    2009-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics of clusterized matter is studied in the framework of statistical models with non-interacting cluster degrees of freedom. At variance with the analytical Fisher model, exact Metropolis simulation results indicate that the transition from homogeneous to clusterized matter lies along the $\\rho=\\rho_0$ axis at all temperatures and the limiting point of the phase diagram is not a critical point even if the surface energy vanishes at this point. Sensitivity of the inferred phase diagram to the employed statistical framework in the case of finite systems is discussed by considering the grand-canonical and constant-pressure canonical ensembles. A Wigner-Seitz formalism in which the fragment charge is neutralized by an uniform electron distribution allows to build the phase diagram of neutron star matter.

  7. Thermodynamics and cement science

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    Damidot, D., E-mail: damidot@ensm-douai.fr [Universite Lille Nord de France (France); EM Douai, LGCgE-MPE-GCE, Douai (France); Lothenbach, B. [Empa, Lab. Concrete and Construction Chemistry, Duebendorf (Switzerland); Herfort, D. [Cementir Holding (Denmark); Glasser, F.P. [Chemistry Department, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (United Kingdom)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics applied to cement science has proved to be very valuable. One of the most striking findings has been the extent to which the hydrate phases, with one conspicuous exception, achieve equilibrium. The important exception is the persistence of amorphous C-S-H which is metastable with respect to crystalline calcium silicate hydrates. Nevertheless C-S-H can be included in the scope of calculations. As a consequence, from comparison of calculation and experiment, it appears that kinetics is not necessarily an insuperable barrier to engineering the phase composition of a hydrated Portland cement. Also the sensitivity of the mineralogy of the AFm and AFt phase compositions to the presence of calcite and to temperature has been reported. This knowledge gives a powerful incentive to develop links between the mineralogy and engineering properties of hydrated cement paste and, of course, anticipates improvements in its performance leading to decreasing the environmental impacts of cement production.

  8. The fundamental plane of clusters of galaxies: a quest for understanding cluster dynamics and morphology

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    Christoph Fritsch; Thomas Buchert

    1999-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss implications of the fundamental plane parameters of clusters of galaxies derived from combined optical and X-ray data of a sample of 78 nearby clusters. In particular, we investigate the dependence of these parameters on the dynamical state of the cluster. We introduce a new concept of allocation of the fundamental plane of clusters derived from their intrinsic morphological properties, and put some theoretical implications of the existence of a fundamental plane into perspective.

  9. Fundamental

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  10. ME 326 Thermodynamics ABET EC2000 syllabus

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    Ben-Yakar, Adela

    ME 326 ­ Thermodynamics Page 1 ABET EC2000 syllabus ME 326 ­ Thermodynamics Summer 2009 Required or Elective: Required 2008-2010 Catalog Data: Properties, heat and work, first and second laws, thermodynamic, and Physics 303K with a grade of at least C in each. Textbook(s): Thermodynamics: An Integrated Learning

  11. MMAE 320 Thermodynamics Illinois Institute of Technology

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    Heller, Barbara

    MMAE 320 Thermodynamics Fall 2011 Illinois Institute of Technology Instructor: Professor Shawn C of Engineering Thermodynamics, 7th Yes, you will probably be fine with an earlier edition, please buy and read. Work and Heat 4. First Law of Thermodynamics 5. Second Law of Thermodynamics 6. Entropy 7

  12. On the Mathematics of Thermodynamics

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    J. B. Cooper; T. Russell

    2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the mathematical structure of Gibbsian thermodynamics flows from the following simple elements: the state space of a thermodynamical substance is a measure space together with two orderings (corresponding to "warmer than" and "adiabatically accessible from") which satisfy certain plausible physical axioms and an area condition which was introduced by Paul Samuelson. We show how the basic identities of thermodynamics, in particular the Maxwell relations, follow and so the existence of energy, free energy, enthalpy and the Gibbs potential function. We also discuss some questions which we have not found dealt with in the literature, such as the amount of information required to reconstruct the equations of state of a substance and a systematic approach to thermodynamical identities.

  13. Thermodynamics of regular black hole

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    Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park

    2008-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate thermodynamics for a magnetically charged regular black hole (MCRBH), which comes from the action of general relativity and nonlinear electromagnetics, comparing with the Reissner-Norstr\\"om (RN) black hole in both four and two dimensions after dimensional reduction. We find that there is no thermodynamic difference between the regular and RN black holes for a fixed charge $Q$ in both dimensions. This means that the condition for either singularity or regularity at the origin of coordinate does not affect the thermodynamics of black hole. Furthermore, we describe the near-horizon AdS$_2$ thermodynamics of the MCRBH with the connection of the Jackiw-Teitelboim theory. We also identify the near-horizon entropy as the statistical entropy by using the AdS$_2$/CFT$_1$ correspondence.

  14. Relativisticlike structure of classical thermodynamics

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    Hernando Quevedo; Alberto Sanchez; Alejandro Vazquez

    2014-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze in the context of geometrothermodynamics a Legendre invariant metric structure in the equilibrium space of an ideal gas. We introduce the concept of thermodynamic geodesic as a succession of points, each corresponding to a state of equilibrium, so that the resulting curve represents a quasi-static process. A rigorous geometric structure is derived in which the thermodynamic geodesics at a given point split the equilibrium space into two disconnected regions separated by adiabatic geodesics. This resembles the causal structure of special relativity, which we use to introduce the concept of adiabatic cone for thermodynamic systems. This result might be interpreted as an alternative indication of the inter-relationship between relativistic physics and classical thermodynamics.

  15. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Porous Electrodes

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    Ferguson, Todd Richard

    We reformulate and extend porous electrode theory for non-ideal active materials, including those capable of phase transformations. Using principles of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, we relate the cell voltage, ionic ...

  16. Thermodynamic properties of pulverized coal during rapid heating devolatilization processes. Quarterly progress report, April--June 1993

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    Proscia, W.M.; Freihaut, J.D.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Knowledge of the thermodynamic and morphological properties of coal associated with rapid heating decomposition pathways is essential to progress in coal utilization technology. Specifically, knowledge of the heat of devolatilization, surface area and density of coal as a function of rank characteristics, temperature and extent of devolatilization in the context of rapid heating conditions is essential to the fundamental determination of kinetic parameters of coal devolatilization. These same properties are also needed to refine existing devolatilization sub-models utilized in large-scale modeling of coal combustion systems. The objective of this research is to obtain data on the thermodynamic properties and morphology of coal under conditions of rapid heating. Specifically, the total heat of devolatilization, external surface area, BET surface area and true density will be measured for representative coal samples. The coal ranks to be investigated will include a high volatile A bituminous (PSOC 1451 D) and a low volatile bituminous (PSOC 1516D). An anthracite (PSOC 1468) will be used as a non-volatile coal reference. In addition, for one coal, the contribution of each of the following components to the overall heat of devolatilization will be measured: the specific heat of coal/char during devolatilization, the heat of thermal decomposition of the coal, the specific heat capacity of tars, and the heat of vaporization of tars.

  17. Thermodynamic Analysis for Energy Conservation

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    Kenney, W. F.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION William F. Kenney Exxon Chemical Company Florham Park, New Jersey , ,,~ This paper describes a methodology for per forming a thermodynamic analysis of a process, and it demonstrates how... fired. In a cracking furnace it can reduce lost work in combustion and in the convec tion section at the cost of more surface area in the convection section, reduced steam make, and slightly higher radiative temperature differences. Preheating air...

  18. Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 Instructor: Howard Haber

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 Instructor: Howard Haber OÃ?ce: Kerr Hall|Room 289 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Thermal Physics, by Ralph Baierlein Recommended Outside Reading: Thermal Physics, by Charles Kittel and Herbert Kroemer Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics

  19. Thermodynamical approaches to efficient sympathetic cooling in ultracold Fermi-Bose atomic mixtures

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    Presilla, Carlo

    mainly due to fundamental obstacles in adapting cooling techniques successfully used for bosonic species degeneracy. This issue has been circumvented by developing two cooling techniques, namely mutual evaporativeThermodynamical approaches to efficient sympathetic cooling in ultracold Fermi-Bose atomic mixtures

  20. Thermodynamics of Modified Chaplygin Gas and Tachyonic Field

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    Samarpita Bhattacharya; Ujjal Debnath

    2010-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we generalize the results of the work of ref. [10] in modified Chaplygin gas model and tachyonic field model. Here we have studied the thermodynamical behaviour and the equation of state in terms of volume and temperature for both models. We have used the solution and the corresponding equation of state of our previous work [12] for tachyonic field model. We have also studied the thermodynamical stability using thermal equation of state for the tachyonic field model and have shown that there is no critical points during thermodynamical expansion. The determination of $T_{*}$ due to expansion for the tachyonic field have been discussed by assuming some initial conditions. Here, the thermal quantities have been investigated using some reduced parameters.

  1. Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts...

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  2. Hydrogen Embrittlement Fundamentals, Modeling, and Experiment...

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    Hydrogen Embrittlement Fundamentals, Modeling, and Experiment Hydrogen Embrittlement Fundamentals, Modeling, and Experiment Embrittlement, under static load could be a result of...

  3. ONAP/NLC Procurement Fundamentals

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    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Eastern Woodlands Office of Native Americans Programs, in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, is hosting a free Procurement Fundamentals training instructed by Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Director of the Native Learning Center.

  4. Plasmons in Graphene: Fundamental Properties

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    Soljaèiæ, Marin

    INVITED P A P E R Plasmons in Graphene: Fundamental Properties and Potential Applications in graphene have intriguing fundamen- tal properties and hold great potential for applications. They enable via gate voltage, providing an advantage for graphene's plasmons over surface plasmons (SPs

  5. Cognitive Radio: Fundamentals and Opportunities

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    Morelos-Zaragoza, Robert H.

    Cognitive Radio: Fundamentals and Opportunities Robert H. Morelos-Zaragoza Department of Electrical Engineering San Jose State University October 12, 2007 #12;Cognitive Radio - RHMZ - 2007 Slide 2 of 18 Outline. Cognitive radio (CR) a) Definition and overview (Mitola) b) CR features (FCC) 3. Unlicensed TV spectrum

  6. Ab Initio Thermodynamic Model for Magnesium Carbonates and Hydrates

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    Chaka, Anne M.; Felmy, Andrew R.

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An ab initio thermodynamic framework for predicting properties of hydrated magnesium carbonate minerals has been developed using density-functional theory linked to macroscopic thermodynamics through the experimental chemical potentials for MgO, water, and CO2. Including semiempirical dispersion via the Grimme method and small corrections to the generalized gradient approximation of Perdew, Burke, and Ernzerhof for the heat of formation yields a model with quantitative agreement for the benchmark minerals brucite, magnesite, nesquehonite, and hydromagnesite. The model shows how small differences in experimental conditions determine whether nesquehonite, hydromagnesite, or magnesite is the result of laboratory synthesis from carbonation of brucite, and what transformations are expected to occur on geological time scales. Because of the reliance on parameter-free first principles methods, the model is reliably extensible to experimental conditions not readily accessible to experiment and to any mineral composition for which the structure is known or can be hypothesized, including structures containing defects, substitutions, or transitional structures during solid state transformations induced by temperature changes or processes such as water, CO2, or O2 diffusion. Demonstrated applications of the ab initio thermodynamic framework include an independent means to evaluate differences in thermodynamic data for lansfordite, predicting the properties of Mg analogs of Ca-based hydrated carbonates monohydrocalcite and ikaite which have not been observed in nature, and an estimation of the thermodynamics of barringtonite from the stoichiometry and a single experimental observation.

  7. Thermodynamic aspects of reformulation of automotive fuels

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    Zudkevitch, D. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Murthy, A.K.S. [BOC Gases, Murray Hill, NJ (United States); Gmehling, J. [Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of procedures for measuring and predicting the RVP and the initial vapor emissions of reformulated gasoline blends which contain one or more oxygenated compounds, viz., Ethanol, MTBE, ETBE, and TAME is discussed. Two computer simulation methods were programmed and tested. In one method, Method A, the D-86 distillation data on the blend are used for predicting the blend`s RVP from a simulation of the Mini RVPE (RVP Equivalent) experiment. The other method, Method B, relies on analytical information (PIANO analyzes) on the nature of the base gasoline and utilizes classical thermodynamics for simulating the same RVPE, Mini experiment. Method B, also, predicts the composition and other properties of the initial vapor emission from the fuel. The results indicate that predictions made with both methods agree very well with experimental values. The predictions with Method B illustrate that the admixture of an oxygenate to a gasoline blend changes the volatility of the blend and, also, the composition of the vapor emission. From the example simulations, a blend with 10 vol % ethanol increases the RVP by about 0.8 psi. The accompanying vapor emission will contain about 15% ethanol. Similarly, the vapor emission of a fuel blend with 11 vol % MTBE was calculated to contain about 11 vol % MTBE. Predictions of the behavior of blends with ETBE and ETBE+Ethanol are also presented and discussed. Recognizing that quite some efforts have been invested in developing empirical correlations for predicting RVP, the writers consider the purpose of this paper to be pointing out that the methods of classical thermodynamics are adequate and that there is a need for additional work in developing certain fundamental data that are still lacking.

  8. A Revolutionary Hybrid Thermodynamic Cycle for Bianary Geothermal...

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    A Revolutionary Hybrid Thermodynamic Cycle for Bianary Geothermal Power A Revolutionary Hybrid Thermodynamic Cycle for Bianary Geothermal Power A Revolutionary Hybrid Thermodynamic...

  9. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics

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    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton`s Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

  10. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Classical Physics

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    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Classical Physics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of physical forces and their properties. The handbook includes information on the units used to measure physical properties; vectors, and how they are used to show the net effect of various forces; Newton's Laws of motion, and how to use these laws in force and motion applications; and the concepts of energy, work, and power, and how to measure and calculate the energy involved in various applications. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility systems and equipment.

  11. Iron under Earth's core conditions: Liquid-state thermodynamics and high-pressure melting curve from ab initio calculations

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    Alfè, Dario

    Hugoniot curves cross the melting line, and the sound speed and Gru¨neisen parameter along the HugoniotIron under Earth's core conditions: Liquid-state thermodynamics and high-pressure melting curve-augmented-wave implementation are used to calculate the free energy and a range of other thermodynamic properties of liquid iron

  12. Constraining gravitational and cosmological parameters with astrophysical data

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    Mao, Yi, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We use astrophysical data to shed light on fundamental physics by constraining parametrized theoretical cosmological and gravitational models. Gravitational parameters are those constants that parametrize possible departures ...

  13. Horizon thermodynamics and composite metrics

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    Lorenzo Sindoni

    2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the conditions under which the thermodynamic behaviour of gravity can be explained within an emergent gravity scenario, where the metric is defined as a composite operator. We show that due to the availability of a boundary of a boundary principle for the quantum effective action, Clausius-like relations can always be constructed. Hence, any true explanation of the thermodynamic nature of the metric tensor has to be referred to an equilibration process, associated to the presence of an H-theorem, possibly driven by decoherence induced by the pregeometric degrees of freedom, and their entanglement with the geometric ones.

  14. Thermodynamic formalism for field driven Lorentz gases

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    Oliver Muelken; Henk van Beijeren

    2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We analytically determine the dynamical properties of two dimensional field driven Lorentz gases within the thermodynamic formalism. For dilute gases subjected to an iso-kinetic thermostat, we calculate the topological pressure as a function of a temperature-like parameter $\\ba$ up to second order in the strength of the applied field. The Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy and the topological entropy can be extracted from a dynamical entropy defined as a Legendre transform of the topological pressure. Our calculations of the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy exactly agree with previous calculations based on a Lorentz-Boltzmann equation approach. We give analytic results for the topological entropy and calculate the dimension spectrum from the dynamical entropy function.

  15. Expected Behavior of Quantum Thermodynamic Machines with Prior Information

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    George Thomas; Ramandeep S. Johal

    2012-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimate the expected behavior of a quantum model of heat engine when we have incomplete information about external macroscopic parameters, like magnetic field controlling the intrinsic energy scales of the working medium. We explicitly derive the prior probability distribution for these unknown parameters, $a_i, (i=1,2)$. Based on a few simple assumptions, the prior is found to be of the form $\\Pi(a_i) \\propto 1/a_i$. By calculating the expected values of various physical quantities related to this engine, we find that the expected behavior of the quantum model exhibits thermodynamic-like features. This leads us to a surprising proposal that incomplete information quantified as appropriate prior distribution can lead us to expect classical thermodynamic behavior in quantum models.

  16. Quantum measurement and its role in thermodynamics

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    Philipp Kammerlander; Janet Anders

    2015-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A central goal of the research effort in quantum thermodynamics is the extension of standard thermodynamics to include small-scale and quantum effects. Here we lay out consequences of seeing measurement, one of the central pillars of quantum theory, not merely as a mathematical projection but as a thermodynamic process. We uncover that measurement, a component of any experimental realisation, is accompanied by work and heat contributions and that these are distinct in classical and quantum thermodynamics. Implications are far-reaching, giving a thermodynamic interpretation to quantum coherence, extending the link between thermodynamics and information theory, and providing key input for the construction of a future quantum thermodynamic framework. Repercussions for existing quantum thermodynamic relations that omitted the role of measurement are discussed, including quantum work fluctuation relations and single-shot approaches.

  17. Hamilton-Jacobi formalism for string gas thermodynamics

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    Joseph, Anosh [Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244-1130 (United States); Rajeev, Sarada G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627-0171 (United States)

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the thermodynamics of a system of strings at high energy densities under the ideal gas approximation has a formulation in terms of the Hamilton-Jacobi theory. The two parameters of the system, which have dimensions of energy density and number density, respectively, define a family of hypersurfaces of a codimension one, which can be described by the vanishing of a function F that plays the role of a Hamiltonian.

  18. Hamilton-Jacobi formalism for string gas thermodynamics

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    Anosh Joseph; S. G. Rajeev

    2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the thermodynamics of a system of strings at high energy densities under the ideal gas approximation has a formulation in terms of Hamilton-Jacobi theory. The two parameters of the system, which have dimensions of energy density and number density, respectively, define a family of hypersurfaces of co-dimension one, which can be described by the vanishing of a function F that plays the role of a Hamiltonian.

  19. Hawking Emission and Black Hole Thermodynamics

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    Don N. Page

    2006-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A brief review of Hawking radiation and black hole thermodynamics is given, based largely upon hep-th/0409024.

  20. Kinetic Modeling and Thermodynamic Closure Approximation of ...

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    2007-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 5, 2007 ... Kinetic Modeling and Thermodynamic Closure. Approximation of Liquid Crystal Polymers. Haijun Yu. Program in Applied and Computational ...

  1. Methods and systems for thermodynamic evaluation of battery state of health

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    Yazami, Rachid; McMenamin, Joseph; Reynier, Yvan; Fultz, Brent T

    2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Described are systems and methods for accurately characterizing thermodynamic and materials properties of electrodes and battery systems and for characterizing the state of health of electrodes and battery systems. Measurement of physical attributes of electrodes and batteries corresponding to thermodynamically stabilized electrode conditions permit determination of thermodynamic parameters, including state functions such as the Gibbs free energy, enthalpy and entropy of electrode/electrochemical cell reactions, that enable prediction of important performance attributes of electrode materials and battery systems, such as energy, power density, current rate, cycle life and state of health. Also provided are systems and methods for charging a battery according to its state of health.

  2. Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Lattice QCD

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    D. K. Sinclair

    2007-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice QCD allows us to simulate QCD at non-zero temperature and/or densities. Such equilibrium thermodynamics calculations are relevant to the physics of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. I give a brief review of the field with emphasis on our work.

  3. Topics in Callen's Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics Thermodynamics Statistical Mechanics

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    Collins, Gary S.

    Topics in Callen's Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics Thermodynamics of Thermodynamics (1) Equilibrium states exist as function of (U,V,N) (2) Entropy S(U,V,N). If remove constraint; second order trans. 11. Nernst postulate 12. Summary of principles of thermodynamics 13. Materials

  4. On the foundation of thermodynamics by microcanonical thermostatistics. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations

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    D. H. E. Gross

    2005-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional thermo-statistics address infinite homogeneous systems within the canonical ensemble. However, some 170 years ago the original motivation of thermodynamics was the description of steam engines, i.e. boiling water. Its essential physics is the separation of the gas phase from the liquid. Of course, boiling water is inhomogeneous and as such cannot be treated by conventional thermo-statistics. Then it is not astonishing, that a phase transition of first order is signaled canonically by a Yang-Lee singularity. Thus it is only treated correctly by microcanonical Boltzmann-Planck statistics. This is elaborated in the present paper. It turns out that the Boltzmann-Planck statistics is much richer and gives fundamental insight into statistical mechanics and especially into entropy. This can be done to a far extend rigorously and analytically. The deep and essential difference between ``extensive'' and ``intensive'' control parameters, i.e. microcanonical and canonical statistics, is exemplified by rotating, self-gravitating systems. In this paper the necessary appearance of a convex entropy $S(E)$ and the negative heat capacity at phase separation in small as well macroscopic systems independently of the range of the force is pointed out. The appearance of a critical end-point for the liquid-gas transition in the $p-E$ or $V-E$ phase diagram can be easily explained as well the non-existence of a critical end-point of the solid-liquid transition.

  5. Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal PNJL Model

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    Weise, Wolfram

    Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal PNJL Model Thomas Hell, Simon Rößner and Wolfram Weise Physik Th. Hell Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal NJL-type Model #12;Outline 1 The Nonlocal Nambu Approximation Dynamical Quark Mass 2 Thermodynamics of the Nonlocal PNJL Model Coupling Quarks and Polyakov Loop

  6. Thermodynamics and Mass Transport in Multicomponent,

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    Jellinek, Mark

    Thermodynamics and Mass Transport in Multicomponent, Multiphase H2O Systems of Planetary Interest, cryogenic systems, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, clathrates, Mars, Enceladus, sound speed Abstract Heat of the noncondensible components can greatly alter the thermodynamic properties of the phases and their flow properties

  7. Thermodynamics and timeaverages October 13, 2004

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    Carati, Andrea

    Thermodynamics and time­averages A. Carati October 13, 2004 ABSTRACT For a dynamical system far­averages, and the main problem is then how to formulate an appropriate statistical thermodynamics. The com- mon answer: Thermodynamics and time­averages Universit`a di Milano, Dipartimento di Matematica Via Saldini 50, 20133 Milano

  8. Thermodynamics for single-molecule stretching experiments

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Thermodynamics for single-molecule stretching experiments J.M. Rubi,a D. Bedeauxb and S. Kjelstrupb, Trondheim, 7491-Norway May 3, 2006 Abstract We show how to construct non-equilibrium thermodynamics for systems too small to be considered thermodynamically in a traditional sense. Through the use of a non

  9. Thermodynamics of viscoelastic fluids: the temperature equation.

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    Wapperom, Peter

    Thermodynamics of viscoelastic fluids: the temperature equation. Peter Wapperom Martien A. Hulsen and Hydrodynamics Rotterdamseweg 145 2628 AL Delft (The Netherlands) Abstract From the thermodynamics with internal. The well- known stress differential models that fit into the thermodynamic theory will be treated

  10. Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal PNJL Model

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    Weise, Wolfram

    Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal PNJL Model Thomas Hell, Simon Rößner and Wolfram Weise Physik Darmstadt, March 14th 2008 T. Hell Thermodynamics of a Nonlocal NJL-type Model #12;Outline 1 The Nonlocal Model Mean Field Approximation Dynamical Quark Mass 2 Thermodynamics of the Nonlocal PNJL Model Coupling

  11. International Scholarly Research Network ISRN Thermodynamics

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    Tailleux, Remi

    International Scholarly Research Network ISRN Thermodynamics Volume 2012, Article ID 609701, 15 pages doi:10.5402/2012/609701 Research Article Thermodynamics/Dynamics Coupling in Weakly Compressible the thermodynamics from the dynamics, this paper reviews recent results and derive new ones that show

  12. ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL REACTION KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    1262 ADVANCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL REACTION KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS: LONG-TERM FATE thermodynamic and kinetic data is available with regard to the formation of these mixed metal precipitate phases to six months from the initial addition of aqueous nickel. Additionally, we have determined thermodynamic

  13. Particles, maps and Irreversible Thermodynamics { I

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    Rondoni, Lamberto

    Particles, maps and Irreversible Thermodynamics { I E. G. D. Cohen The Rockefeller University New Thermodynamics from deterministic dynamics. We #12;nd that these models do not posses the crucial property of local thermodynamic equilibrium, since they rep- resent noninteracting particles systems. Hence

  14. CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS Class Meetings

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    Sherrill, David

    CHEM 6471 CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS Class Meetings 9:35 ­ 10:55 am, Tuesday and Thursday of October 22-26 Textbooks Molecular Thermodynamics by D.A McQuarrie and J.D. Simon, University Science Books the laws of classical thermodynamics and some of their chemical applications. It also covers basic

  15. Thermodvnamics Thermodynamics of Wax Precipitation in

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    Thermodvnamics Thermodynamics of Wax Precipitation in Petroleum Mixtures C. Lira-Galeana and A, Berkeley, CIA 94720 A thermodynamic pamework is developed for calculating wax precipitation in petroleum only recently have attempts been made to develop a thermodynamic description. Published methods

  16. Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon...

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    Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Degradation. Estimating The Thermodynamics And Kinetics Of Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Degradation. Abstract: Many...

  17. Dark Energy: A Crisis for Fundamental Physics

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    Christopher Stubb

    2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stubbs discusses the astrophysical observations that show that the current picture of fundamental physics is far from complete.

  18. Fundamental Properties and Processes of Energetic Materials

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    Ojeda Mota, Oscar Ulises

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS A Dissertation by OSCAR ULISES OJEDA MOTA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY August 2011 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering Fundamental Properties and Processes of Energetic Materials Copyright 2011 Oscar Ulises Ojeda Mota FUNDAMENTAL...

  19. Fundamental enabling issues in nanotechnology :

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    Floro, Jerrold Anthony; Foiles, Stephen Martin; Hearne, Sean Joseph; Hoyt, Jeffrey John; Seel, Steven Craig; Webb, Edmund Blackburn,; Morales, Alfredo Martin; Zimmerman, Jonathan A.

    2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To effectively integrate nanotechnology into functional devices, fundamental aspects of material behavior at the nanometer scale must be understood. Stresses generated during thin film growth strongly influence component lifetime and performance; stress has also been proposed as a mechanism for stabilizing supported nanoscale structures. Yet the intrinsic connections between the evolving morphology of supported nanostructures and stress generation are still a matter of debate. This report presents results from a combined experiment and modeling approach to study stress evolution during thin film growth. Fully atomistic simulations are presented predicting stress generation mechanisms and magnitudes during all growth stages, from island nucleation to coalescence and film thickening. Simulations are validated by electrodeposition growth experiments, which establish the dependence of microstructure and growth stresses on process conditions and deposition geometry. Sandia is one of the few facilities with the resources to combine experiments and modeling/theory in this close a fashion. Experiments predicted an ongoing coalescence process that generates signficant tensile stress. Data from deposition experiments also supports the existence of a kinetically limited compressive stress generation mechanism. Atomistic simulations explored island coalescence and deposition onto surfaces intersected by grain boundary structures to permit investigation of stress evolution during later growth stages, e.g. continual island coalescence and adatom incorporation into grain boundaries. The predictive capabilities of simulation permit direct determination of fundamental processes active in stress generation at the nanometer scale while connecting those processes, via new theory, to continuum models for much larger island and film structures. Our combined experiment and simulation results reveal the necessary materials science to tailor stress, and therefore performance, in nanostructures and, eventually, integrated nanocomponents.

  20. Thermodynamics of the PNJL model

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    C. Ratti; S. Roessner; M. A. Thaler; W. Weise

    2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    QCD thermodynamics is investigated by means of the Polyakov-loop-extended Nambu Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model, in which quarks couple simultaneously to the chiral condensate and to a background temporal gauge field representing Polyakov loop dynamics. The behaviour of the Polyakov loop as a function of temperature is obtained by minimizing the thermodynamic potential of the system. A Taylor series expansion of the pressure is performed. Pressure difference and quark number density are then evaluated up to sixth order in quark chemical potential, and compared to the corresponding lattice data. The validity of the Taylor expansion is discussed within our model, through a comparison between the full results and the truncated ones.

  1. Breaking information-thermodynamics link

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    Robert Alicki

    2014-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The information-thermodynamics link is revisited, going back to the analysis of Szilard's engine. It is argued that instead of equivalence rather complementarity of physical entropy and information theoretical one is a correct concept. Famous Landauer's formula for a minimal cost of information processing is replaced by a new one which takes into account accuracy and stability of information encoding. Two recent experiments illustrating the information-energy conversion are critically discussed.

  2. Black Hole Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism

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    Burra G. Sidharth

    2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We show a strong parallel between the Hawking, Beckenstein black hole Thermodynamics and electromagnetism: When the gravitational coupling constant transform into the electromagnetic coupling constant, the Schwarzchild radius, the Beckenstein temperature, the Beckenstein decay time and the Planck mass transform to respectively the Compton wavelength, the Hagedorn temperature, the Compton time and a typical elementary particle mass. The reasons underlying this parallalism are then discussed in detail.

  3. Universal Ideal Behavior and Macroscopic Work Relation of Linear Irreversible Stochastic Thermodynamics

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    Ma, Yi-An

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) process as the fundamental mathematical description of linear irreversible phenomena, with fluctuations, near an equilibrium. By identifying the underlying circulating dynamics in a stationary process as the natural generalization of classical conservative mechanics, a bridge between a family of OU processes with equilibrium fluctuations and thermodynamics is established through the celebrated Helmholtz theorem. The Helmholtz theorem provides an emergent macroscopic "equation of state" of the entire system, which exhibits a universal ideal thermodynamic behavior. Fluctuating macroscopic quantities are studied from the stochastic thermodynamic point of view and a non-equilibrium work relation is obtained in the macroscopic picture, which may facilitate experimental study and application of the equalities due to Jarzynski, Crooks, and Hatano and Sasa.

  4. Nuclear and fundamental physics instrumentation for the ANS project

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    Robinson, S.J. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States). Dept. of Physics; Raman, S.; Arterburn, J.; McManamy, T.; Peretz, F.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Faust, H. [Institut Laue-Langevin, 38 - Grenoble (France); Piotrowski, A.E. [Soltan Inst. for Nuclear Studies, Otwock-Swierk (Poland)

    1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes work carried out during the period 1991-1995 in connection with the refinement of the concepts and detailed designs for nuclear and fundamental physics research instrumentation at the proposed Advanced Neutron source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Initially, emphasis was placed on refining the existing System Design Document (SDD-43) to detail more accurately the needs and interfaces of the instruments that are identified in the document. The conceptual designs of these instruments were also refined to reflect current thinking in the field of nuclear and fundamental physics. In particular, the on-line isotope separator (ISOL) facility design was reconsidered in the light of the development of interest in radioactive ion beams within the nuclear physics community. The second stage of this work was to define those instrument parameters that would interface directly with the reactor systems so that these parameters could be considered for the ISOL facility and particularly for its associated ion source. Since two of these options involved ion sources internal to the long slant beam tube, these were studied in detail. In addition, preliminary work was done to identify the needs for the target holder and changing facility to be located in the tangential through-tube. Because many of the planned nuclear and fundamental physics instruments have similar needs in terms of detection apparatus, some progress was also made in defining the parameters for these detectors. 21 refs., 32 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Electromagnetics close beyond the critical state: thermodynamic prospect

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    Majós, Antonio Badía

    -called critical current density is the single material parameter of the theory, and characterizes the balance in material characterization as well as in more fundamental studies. In brief, the CSM postulates equation between magnetic and intrinsic pinning forces: J Ã? B = Fp. The transition between different

  6. Thermodynamics of SU(3) gauge theory at fixed lattice spacing

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    T. Umeda; S. Ejiri; S. Aoki; T. Hatsuda; K. Kanaya; Y. Maezawa; H. Ohno

    2008-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study thermodynamics of SU(3) gauge theory at fixed scales on the lattice, where we vary temperature by changing the temporal lattice size N_t=(Ta_t)^{-1}. In the fixed scale approach, finite temperature simulations are performed on common lattice spacings and spatial volumes. Consequently, we can isolate thermal effects in observables from other uncertainties, such as lattice artifact, renormalization factor, and spatial volume effect. Furthermore, in the EOS calculations, the fixed scale approach is able to reduce computational costs for zero temperature subtraction and parameter search to find lines of constant physics, which are demanding in full QCD simulations. As a test of the approach, we study the thermodynamics of the SU(3) gauge theory on isotropic and anisotropic lattices. In addition to the equation of state, we calculate the critical temperature and the static quark free energy at a fixed scale.

  7. Thermodynamics of Evolving Lorentzian Wormhole at Apparent and Event Horizons

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    Ujjal Debnath; Mubasher Jamil; R. Myrzakulov; M. Akbar

    2012-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We have investigated the non-static Lorentzian Wormhole model in presence of anisotropic pressure. We have presented some exact solutions of Einstein equations for anisotropic pressure case. Introducing two EoS parameters we have shown that these solutions give very rich dynamics of the universe yielding to the different expansion history of it in the $r$ - direction and in the $T$ - direction. The corresponding explicit forms of the shape function $b(r)$ is presented.We have shown that the Einstein's field equations and unified first law are equivalent for the dynamical wormhole model. The first law of thermodynamics has been derived by using the Unified first law. The physical quantities including surface gravity and the temperature are derived for the wormhole. Here we have obtained all the results without any choice of the shape function. The validity of generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics has been examined at apparent and event horizons for the evolving Lorentzian wormhole.

  8. Simulation of the thermodynamic properties of organic extraction solutions

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    Kolker, A.R.

    1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is proposed for the simulation of the activity coefficients of the components, the excess volume, the heat of mixing, and other excess thermodynamic functions of organic extraction solutions. The method is based on a search in an assigned region for parameters of the NRTL equations of local composition for which the state of the solution satisfies the requirements of chemical thermodynamics, as well as the assigned recovery criteria. The following binary systems of the solvent-extractant, and solvent-solvate types have been simulated according to the program developed on an ES-1033 computer: C6H/sub 14/-TBP, CHC1/sub 3/-TBP, CC1/sub 4/-TBP, UO/sub 2/(NO/sub 3/)/sub 2/ X 2TBP-TBP, and CC1/sub 4/-UO/sub 2/(NO/sub 3/)/sub 2/ X 2TBP.

  9. Thermodynamic Volumes for AdS-Taub-NUT and AdS-Taub-Bolt

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    Clifford V. Johnson

    2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    In theories of semi-classical quantum gravity where the cosmological constant is considered a thermodynamic variable, the gravitational mass of a black hole has been shown to correspond to the enthalpy of the thermodynamic system, rather than the energy. We propose that this should be extended to all spacetime solutions, and consider the meaning of this extension of gravitational thermodynamics for the Taub-NUT and Taub-Bolt geometries in four dimensional locally anti-de Sitter spacetime. We present formulae for their thermodynamic volumes. Surprisingly, Taub-NUT has negative volume, for which there is a natural dynamical explanation in terms of the process of formation of the spacetime. A special case corresponds to pure AdS_4 with an S^3 slicing. The same dynamical setting can explain the negative entropy known to exist for these solutions for a range of parameters.

  10. Refining the fundamental plane of accreting black holes

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    Elmar Koerding; Heino Falcke; Sephane Corbel

    2006-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The idea of a unified description of supermassive and stellar black holes has been supported by the extension of the empirical radio/X-ray correlation from X-ray binaries to active galactic nuclei through the inclusion of a mass term. This has lead to the so-called fundamental plane of black hole activity in the black hole mass, radio and X-ray luminosity space. Two incarnations of this fundamental plane have so far been suggested using different underlying models and using two different samples of accreting black holes. We present revised samples for both studies together with a refined statistical analysis using measured errors of the observables. This method is used to compare the two samples, discuss selection effects, and infer parameters for the fundamental plane in a homogeneous way. We show that strongly sub-Eddington objects in a state equivalent to the low/hard state of X-ray binaries follow the fundamental plane very tightly; the scatter is comparable to the measurement errors. However, we find that the estimated parameters depend strongly on the assumptions made on the sources of scatter and the relative weight of the different AGN classes in the sample. Using only hard state objects, the fundamental plane is in agreement with the prediction of a simple uncooled synchrotron/jet model for the emitted radiation. Inclusion of high-state objects increases the scatter and moves the correlation closer to a disk/jet model. This is qualitatively consistent with a picture where low-state objects are largely dominated by jet emission while high-state objects have a strong contribution from an accretion disk.

  11. Geometric description of BTZ black holes thermodynamics

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    Hernando Quevedo; Alberto Sanchez

    2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the properties of the space of thermodynamic equilibrium states of the Ba\\~nados-Teitelboim-Zanelli (BTZ) black hole in (2+1)-gravity. We use the formalism of geometrothermodynamics to introduce in the space of equilibrium states a $2-$dimensional thermodynamic metric whose curvature is non-vanishing, indicating the presence of thermodynamic interaction, and free of singularities, indicating the absence of phase transitions. Similar results are obtained for generalizations of the BTZ black hole which include a Chern-Simons term and a dilatonic field. Small logarithmic corrections of the entropy turn out to be represented by small corrections of the thermodynamic curvature, reinforcing the idea that thermodynamic curvature is a measure of thermodynamic interaction.

  12. Fundamental mechanisms of micromachine reliability

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    DE BOER,MAARTEN P.; SNIEGOWSKI,JEFFRY J.; KNAPP,JAMES A.; REDMOND,JAMES M.; MICHALSKE,TERRY A.; MAYER,THOMAS K.

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Due to extreme surface to volume ratios, adhesion and friction are critical properties for reliability of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), but are not well understood. In this LDRD the authors established test structures, metrology and numerical modeling to conduct studies on adhesion and friction in MEMS. They then concentrated on measuring the effect of environment on MEMS adhesion. Polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon) is the primary material of interest in MEMS because of its integrated circuit process compatibility, low stress, high strength and conformal deposition nature. A plethora of useful micromachined device concepts have been demonstrated using Sandia National Laboratories' sophisticated in-house capabilities. One drawback to polysilicon is that in air the surface oxidizes, is high energy and is hydrophilic (i.e., it wets easily). This can lead to catastrophic failure because surface forces can cause MEMS parts that are brought into contact to adhere rather than perform their intended function. A fundamental concern is how environmental constituents such as water will affect adhesion energies in MEMS. The authors first demonstrated an accurate method to measure adhesion as reported in Chapter 1. In Chapter 2 through 5, they then studied the effect of water on adhesion depending on the surface condition (hydrophilic or hydrophobic). As described in Chapter 2, they find that adhesion energy of hydrophilic MEMS surfaces is high and increases exponentially with relative humidity (RH). Surface roughness is the controlling mechanism for this relationship. Adhesion can be reduced by several orders of magnitude by silane coupling agents applied via solution processing. They decrease the surface energy and render the surface hydrophobic (i.e. does not wet easily). However, only a molecular monolayer coats the surface. In Chapters 3-5 the authors map out the extent to which the monolayer reduces adhesion versus RH. They find that adhesion is independent of RH up to a threshold value, depending on the coating chemistry. The mechanism for the adhesion increase beyond this threshold value is that the coupling agent reconfigures from a surface to a bulk phase (Chapter 3). To investigate the details of how the adhesion increase occurs, the authors developed the mechanics for adhesion hysteresis measurements. These revealed that near-crack tip compression is the underlying cause of the adhesion increase (Chapter 4). A vacuum deposition chamber for silane coupling agent deposition was constructed. Results indicate that vapor deposited coatings are less susceptible to degradation at high RH (Chapter 5). To address issues relating to surfaces in relative motion, a new test structure to measure friction was developed. In contrast to other surface micromachined friction test structures, uniform apparent pressure is applied in the frictional contact zone (Chapter 6). The test structure will enable friction studies over a large pressure and dynamic range. In this LDRD project, the authors established an infrastructure for MEMS adhesion and friction metrology. They then characterized in detail the performance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic films under humid conditions, and determined mechanisms which limit this performance. These studies contribute to a fundamental understanding for MEMS reliability design rules. They also provide valuable data for MEMS packaging requirements.

  13. Fundamental Mechanisms of Interface Roughness

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    Randall L. Headrick

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Publication quality results were obtained for several experiments and materials systems including: (i) Patterning and smoothening of sapphire surfaces by energetic Ar+ ions. Grazing Incidence Small Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS) experiments were performed in the system at the National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) X21 beamline. Ar+ ions in the energy range from 300 eV to 1000 eV were used to produce ripples on the surfaces of single-crystal sapphire. It was found that the ripple wavelength varies strongly with the angle of incidence of the ions, which increase significantly as the angle from normal is varied from 55° to 35°. A smooth region was found for ion incidence less than 35° away from normal incidence. In this region a strong smoothening mechanism with strength proportional to the second derivative of the height of the surface was found to be responsible for the effect. The discovery of this phase transition between stable and unstable regimes as the angle of incidence is varied has also stimulated new work by other groups in the field. (ii) Growth of Ge quantum dots on Si(100) and (111). We discovered the formation of quantum wires on 4° misoriented Si(111) using real-time GISAXS during the deposition of Ge. The results represent the first time-resolved GISAXS study of Ge quantum dot formation. (iii) Sputter deposition of amorphous thin films and multilayers composed of WSi2 and Si. Our in-situ GISAXS experiments reveal fundamental roughening and smoothing phenomena on surfaces during film deposition. The main results of this work is that the WSi2 layers actually become smoother during deposition due to the smoothening effect of energetic particles in the sputter deposition process.

  14. A Thermodynamic Sector of Quantum Gravity

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    J. Oppenheim

    2001-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The connection between gravity and thermodynamics is explored. Examining a perfect fluid in gravitational equilibrium we find that the entropy is extremal only if Einstein's equations are satisfied. Conversely, one can derive part of Einstein's equations from ordinary thermodynamical considerations. This allows the theory of this system to be recast in such a way that a sector of general relativity is purely thermodynamical and should not be quantized.

  15. CH E 2421 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I CH E 3322 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

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    Zhang, Yuanlin

    Physics PHYS 4312 Nuclear and Particle Physics Other Engineering Electives #12;CH E 2421 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I CH E 3322 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II CH E 3330 Engineering Materials Science CH E 4342 Polymer Physics

  16. Thermodynamic Advantages of Low Temperature Combustion Engines...

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    Documents & Publications Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Boosted HCCI for High Power without Engine Knock, and with Ultra-Low NOX Emissions...

  17. Thermodynamics of Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Model

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    Subenoy Chakraborty; Nairwita Mazumder; Ritabrata Biswas

    2010-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Here we consider our universe as inhomogeneous spherically symmetric Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi Model and analyze the thermodynamics of this model of the universe. The trapping horizon is calculated and is found to coincide with the apparent horizon. The Einstein field equations are shown to be equivalent with the unified first law of thermodynamics. Finally assuming the first law of thermodynamics validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics is examined at the apparent horizon for the perfect fluid and at the event horizon for holographic dark energy.

  18. First Principles Contributions to the Thermodynamic Assessment...

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    rysessionopalka.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermodynamic Guidelines for the Prediction of Hydrogen Storage Reactions and Their Application to Destabillzed Hydride Mixtures...

  19. 5.60 Thermodynamics & Kinetics, Spring 2007

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    Bawendi, Moungi Gabriel, 1961-

    This subject deals primarily with equilibrium properties of macroscopic systems, basic thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium of reactions in gas and solution phase, and rates of chemical reactions.

  20. Thermodynamics of discrete quantum processes

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    Janet Anders; Vittorio Giovannetti

    2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We define thermodynamic configurations and identify two primitives of discrete quantum processes between configurations for which heat and work can be defined in a natural way. This allows us to uncover a general second law for any discrete trajectory that consists of a sequence of these primitives, linking both equilibrium and non-equilibrium configurations. Moreover, in the limit of a discrete trajectory that passes through an infinite number of configurations, i.e. in the reversible limit, we recover the saturation of the second law. Finally, we show that for a discrete Carnot cycle operating between four configurations one recovers Carnot's thermal efficiency.

  1. Thermodynamics of tubelike flexible polymers

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    Thomas Vogel; Thomas Neuhaus; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2009-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we present the general phase behavior of short tubelike flexible polymers. The geometric thickness constraint is implemented through the concept of the global radius of curvature. We use sophisticated Monte Carlo sampling methods to simulate small bead-stick polymer models with Lennard-Jones interaction among non-bonded monomers. We analyze energetic fluctuations and structural quantities to classify conformational pseudophases. We find that the tube thickness influences the thermodynamic behavior of simple tubelike polymers significantly, i.e., for given temperature, the formation of secondary structures strongly depends on the tube thickness.

  2. Thermodynamic Properties of Supported Catalysts

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    Gorte, Raymond J.

    2014-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The goals of this work were to develop Coulometric Titration as a method for characterizing the thermodynamic redox properties of oxides and to apply this technique to the characterization of ceria- and vanadia-based catalysts. The redox properties of ceria and vanadia are a major part of what makes these materials catalytically active but their properties are also dependent on their structure and the presence of other oxides. Quantifying these properties through the measurement of oxidation energetics was the goal of this work.

  3. The thermodynamics of general anesthesia

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    Heimburg, T; Heimburg, Thomas; Jackson, Andrew D.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is known that the action of general anesthetics is proportional to their partition coefficient in lipid membranes (Meyer-Overton rule). This solubility is, however, directly related to the depression of the temperature of the melting transition found close to body temperature in biomembranes. We propose a thermodynamic extension of the Meyer-Overton rule which is based on free energy changes in the system and thus automatically incorporates the effects of melting point depression. This model provides a quantitative explanation of the pressure reversal of anesthesia. Further, it explains why inflammation and the addition of divalent cations reduce the effectiveness of anesthesia.

  4. Modeling of Geothermal Reservoirs: Fundamental Processes, Computer...

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    Reservoirs: Fundamental Processes, Computer Simulation and Field Applications Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Modeling of...

  5. "Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop...

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    Fundamental Challenges in Solar Energy Conversion" workshop hosted by LMI-EFRC Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events...

  6. Velocity Distributions from Nonextensive Thermodynamics

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    Eric I. Barnes; Liliya L. R. Williams; Arif Babul; Julianne J. Dalcanton

    2006-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    There is no accepted mechanism that explains the equilibrium structures that form in collisionless cosmological N-body simulations. Recent work has identified nonextensive thermodynamics as an innovative approach to the problem. The distribution function that results from adopting this framework has the same form as for polytropes, but the polytropic index is now related to the degree of nonextensiveness. In particular, the nonextensive approach can mimic the equilibrium structure of dark matter density profiles found in simulations. We extend the investigation of this approach to the velocity structures expected from nonextensive thermodynamics. We find that the nonextensive and simulated N-body rms-velocity distributions do not match one another. The nonextensive rms-velocity profile is either monotonically decreasing or displays little radial variation, each of which disagrees with the rms-velocity distributions seen in simulations. We conclude that the currently discussed nonextensive models require further modifications in order to corroborate dark matter halo simulations. (adapted from TeX)

  7. Julie N. Howat & Colin S. Howat Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratory

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    Howat, Colin S. "Chip"

    at KTL Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratory Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering UniversityJulie N. Howat & Colin S. Howat Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratory Department of Chemical & Petroleum Total Pressure Method , xsat #12;Kurata Thermodynamics Laboratory Department of Chemical & Petroleum

  8. 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.

  9. Hessian structures, Euler vector fields, and thermodynamics

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    M. Á. García-Ariza

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, a geometric structure which generalizes that of thermodynamics is presented; spaces of equilibrium states are portrayed as a particular case of the former. For this end, concepts like Euler vector field and extensive function, which are usual in thermodynamics, are introduced in a wider context.

  10. Thermodynamics of Protein Folding Erik Sandelin

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    Sandelin, Erik

    Thermodynamics of Protein Folding and Design Erik Sandelin Department of Theoretical Physics Lund Sölvegatan 14A 223 62 LUND September 2000 Erik Sandelin Thermodynamics of Protein Folding and Design The protein folding and protein design problems are addressed, using coarse-grained models with only two types

  11. Thermodynamics of topological black holes in $R^{2}$ gravity

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    Cognola, Guido; Vanzo, Luciano; Zerbini, Sergio

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study topological black hole solutions of the simplest quadratic gravity action and we find that two classes are allowed. The first is asymptotically flat and mimics the Reissner-Nordstr\\"om solution, while the second is asymptotically de Sitter or anti-de Sitter. In both classes, the geometry of the horizon can be spherical, toroidal or hyperbolic. We focus in particular on the thermodynamical properties of the asymptotically anti-de Sitter solutions and we compute the entropy and the internal energy with Euclidean methods. We find that the entropy is positive-definite for all horizon geometries and this allows to formulate a consistent generalized first law of black hole thermodynamics, which keeps in account the presence of two arbitrary parameters in the solution. The two-dimensional thermodynamical state space is fully characterized by the underlying scale invariance of the action and it has the structure of a projective space. We find a kind of duality between black holes and other objects with the s...

  12. Thermodynamic Guidelines for the Prediction of Hydrogen Storage...

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    Thermodynamic Guidelines for the Prediction of Hydrogen Storage Reactions and Their Application to Destabillzed Hydride Mixtures Thermodynamic Guidelines for the Prediction of...

  13. Solid-State Hydrogen Storage: Storage Capacity,Thermodynamics...

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    Hydrogen Storage: Storage Capacity,Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Solid-State Hydrogen Storage: Storage Capacity,Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Abstract: Solid-state reversible...

  14. Benzene Dimer: Dynamic Structure and Thermodynamics Derived from...

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    Benzene Dimer: Dynamic Structure and Thermodynamics Derived from On-the-Fly ab initio DFT-D Molecular Dynamic Simulations. Benzene Dimer: Dynamic Structure and Thermodynamics...

  15. Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl...

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    Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Structure, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics of the Aqueous Uranyl(VI) Cation. Abstract: Molecular simulation techniques...

  16. Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics...

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    Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office...

  17. Comprehensive Thermodynamics of Nickel Hydride Bis(Diphosphine...

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    Thermodynamics of Nickel Hydride Bis(Diphosphine) Complexes: A Predictive Model through Computations. Comprehensive Thermodynamics of Nickel Hydride Bis(Diphosphine) Complexes: A...

  18. Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition...

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    Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides Thermodynamic Investigations of Lithium- and Manganese-Rich Transition Metal Oxides 2013 DOE...

  19. Thermodynamic Evaluation of Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants...

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    Thermodynamic Evaluation of Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants Thermodynamic Evaluation of Low-Global-Warming-Potential Refrigerants Lead Performer: National Institute of...

  20. Energy & Society Energy Units and Fundamentals Energy Units and Fundamentals of

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    Energy & Society Energy Units and Fundamentals 1 Toolkit 1: Energy Units and Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis #12;Energy & Society Energy Units and Fundamentals 2 Table of Contents 1. Key Concepts: Force, Work, Energy & Power 3 2. Orders of Magnitude & Scientific Notation 6 2.1. Orders

  1. THERMODYNAMIC MODELLING OF GAS SEMI-CLATHRATE HYDRATES USING THE ELECTROLYTE NRTL MODEL

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THERMODYNAMIC MODELLING OF GAS SEMI-CLATHRATE HYDRATES USING THE ELECTROLYTE NRTL MODEL Matthias phase non-idealities, the electrolyte NRTL (eNRTL)-GE -model has been incorporated in our modified model of the eNRTL-interaction energy parameters has been neglected and instead, ENRTL-coefficients at 298.15 K

  2. The Aqueous Thermodynamics and Complexation Reactions of Anionic Silica and Uranium Species to High Concentration

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    Choppin, Gregory R.

    2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research project is to develop the necessary thermodynamic data, including aqueous phase stability constants and Pitzer ion-interaction parameters, to predict the changes in the aqueous phase chemistry that occur when high ionic strength, highly basic tank wastes enter the vadose zone.

  3. Using Fundamental Measure Theory to Treat the Correlation Function of the Inhomogeneous Hard-Sphere Fluid

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    Jeff Schulte; Patrick Kreitzberg; Chris Haglund; David Roundy

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the value of the correlation function of an inhomogeneous hard-sphere fluid at contact. This quantity plays a critical role in Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT), which is the basis of a number of recently developed classical density functionals. We define two averaged values for the correlation function at contact, and derive formulas for each of them from the White Bear version of the Fundamental Measure Theory functional, using an assumption of thermodynamic consistency. We test these formulas, as well as two existing formulas against Monte Carlo simulations, and find excellent agreement between the Monte Carlo data and one of our averaged correlation functions.

  4. Will there be future deceleration? A study of particle creation mechanism in non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Supriya Pan; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2015-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper deals with non-equilibrium thermodynamics based on adiabatic particle creation mechanism with the motivation of considering it as an alternative choice to explain the recent observed accelerating phase of the universe. Using Friedmann equations, it is shown that the deceleration parameter ($q$) can be obtained from the knowledge of the particle production rate ($\\Gamma$). Motivated from thermodynamical point of view, cosmological solutions are evaluated for the particle creation rates in three cosmic phases, namely, inflation, matter dominated and present late time acceleration. The deceleration parameter ($q$) is expressed as a function of the redshift parameter ($z$), and its variation is presented graphically. Also, statefinder analysis has been presented graphically in three different phases of the universe. Finally, two non-interacting fluids with different particle creation rates are considered as cosmic substratum, and deceleration parameter ($q$) is evaluated. It is examined whether more than one transition of $q$ is possible or not by graphical representations.

  5. Holographic Dark Energy Model: State Finder Parameters

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    Nairwita Mazumder; Ritabrata Biswas; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2011-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we have studied interacting holographic dark energy model in the background of FRW model of the universe. The interaction is chosen either in linear combination or in product form of the matter densities for dark matter and dark energy. The IR cut off for holographic dark energy is chosen as Ricci's length scale or radius of the future event horizon. The analysis is done using the state finder parameter and coincidence problem has been graphically presented. Finally, universal thermodynamics has been studied using state finder parameters.

  6. DOE fundamentals handbook: Nuclear physics and reactor theory. Volume 2

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    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of nuclear physics and reactor theory. The handbook includes information on atomic and nuclear physics; neutron characteristics; reactor theory and nuclear parameters; and the theory of reactor operation. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the scientific principles that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  7. DOE fundamentals handbook: Nuclear physics and reactor theory

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of nuclear physics and reactor theory. The handbook includes information on atomic and nuclear physics; neutron characteristics; reactor theory and nuclear parameters; and the theory of reactor operation. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the scientific principles that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  8. DOE fundamentals handbook: Nuclear physics and reactor theory. Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of nuclear physics and reactor theory. The handbook includes information on atomic and nuclear physics; neutron characteristics; reactor theory and nuclear parameters; and the theory of reactor operation. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the scientific principles that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  9. Thermodynamics for Single-Molecule Stretching Experiments J. M. Rubi,*, D. Bedeaux, and S. Kjelstrup

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    Thermodynamics for Single-Molecule Stretching Experiments J. M. Rubi,*, D. Bedeaux, and S to construct nonequilibrium thermodynamics for systems too small to be considered thermodynamically be viewed as a large thermodynamic system, we discuss the validity of nonequilibrium thermodynamics

  10. Fundamental Ideas of Mathematics Instructor: Sam Smith

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    Smith, Sam

    Math 225 Fundamental Ideas of Mathematics Syllabus Fall 2013 Instructor: Sam Smith Office: Barbelin 228, 610-660-1559, smith@sju.edu Office Hours: Tue, Thur 12:00-2:00 or by appointment. Text: Chartrand

  11. Thermodynamics of Peptide Aggregation Processes. An Analysis from Perspectives of Three Statistical Ensembles

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    Christoph Junghans; Michael Bachmann; Wolfhard Janke

    2007-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We employ a mesoscopic model for studying aggregation processes of protein-like hydrophobic-polar heteropolymers. By means of multicanonical Monte Carlo computer simulations, we find strong indications that peptide aggregation is a phase separation process, in which the microcanonical entropy exhibits a convex intruder due to nonnegligible surface effects of the small systems. We analyze thermodynamic properties of the conformational transitions accompanying the aggregation process from the multicanonical, canonical, and microcanonical perspective. It turns out that the microcanonical description is particularly advantageous as it allows for unraveling details of the phase-separation transition in the thermodynamic region, where the temperature is not a suitable external control parameter anymore.

  12. Gauge field and geometric control of quantum-thermodynamic engine

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    Sumiyoshi Abe

    2011-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of extracting the work from a quantum-thermodynamic system driven by slowly varying external parameters is discussed. It is shown that there naturally emerges a gauge-theoretic structure. The field strength identically vanishes if the system is in an equilibrium state, i.e., the nonvanishing field strength implies that the system is in a nonequilibrium quasi-stationary state. The work done through a cyclic process in the parameter space is given in terms of the flux of the field. This general formalism is applied to an example of a single spin in a varying magnetic field, and the maximum power output is discussed in a given finite-time cyclic process.

  13. Spacetime thermodynamics of the glass transition Mauro Merolle

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    Chandler, David

    Space­time thermodynamics of the glass transition Mauro Merolle , Juan P. Garrahan , and David thermodynamic sense. Nevertheless, the phenom- enon is relatively precipitous, and the thermodynamic conditions an explanation of this behavior in terms of a thermodynamics of trajectory space. Our considerations seem

  14. EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS Boston University

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    EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS Boston University Fall 2012 Thermodynamics of energy. A thermodynamic system is a collection of matter, defined by some macroscopic variables in a piston. Thermodynamics is the study of processes done on the system, and explains how the macroscopic

  15. Linear Thermodynamics of Rodlike DNA Filtration

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    Li, Zirui

    Linear thermodynamics transportation theory is employed to study filtration of rodlike DNA molecules. Using the repeated nanoarray consisting of alternate deep and shallow regions, it is demonstrated that the complex ...

  16. Thermodynamics in NJL-like models

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    A. V. Friesen; Yu. L. Kalinovsky; V. D. Toneev

    2011-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamic behavior of conventional Nambu-Jona-Lasinio and Polyakov-loop-extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio models is compared. A particular attention is paid to the phase diagram in the ($T -\\mu$) plane.

  17. QCD Thermodynamics on the Lattice: Recent Results

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    Carleton DeTar

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    I give a brief introduction to the goals, challenges, and technical difficulties of lattice QCD thermodynamics and present some recent results from the HotQCD collaboration for the crossover temperature, equation of state, and other observables.

  18. Predicting Improved Chiller Performance Through Thermodynamic Modeling

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    Figueroa, I. E.; Cathey, M.; Medina, M. A.; Nutter, D. W.

    This paper presents two case studies in which thermodynamic modeling was used to predict improved chiller performance. The model predicted the performance (COP and total energy consumption) of water-cooled centrifugal chillers as a function...

  19. Thermodynamics of (2+1)-flavor QCD

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    C. Schmidt; T. Umeda

    2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the status of our QCD thermodynamics project. It is performed on the QCDOC machine at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the APEnext machine at Bielefeld University. Using a 2+1 flavor formulation of QCD at almost realistic quark masses we calculated several thermodynamical quantities. In this proceeding we show the susceptibilites of the chiral condensate and the Polyakov loop, the static quark potential and the spatial string tension.

  20. Thermodynamic restrictions on mechanosynthesis of strontium titanate

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    Monteiro, J.F. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Ferreira, A.A.L. [Instituto Politecnico de Viana do Castelo, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo (Portugal); Antunes, I. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Fagg, D.P., E-mail: duncan@ua.pt [Centro de Tecnologia Mecanica e Automacao, Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal); Frade, J.R. [Department of Ceramics and Glass Engineering, CICECO, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro (Portugal)

    2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Chemical potential phase stability diagrams were calculated from relevant thermodynamic properties and used to predict the thermodynamic driving force under prospective conditions of room temperature mechanosynthesis. One analysed the dependence of chemical potential diagrams on temperature and partial pressure of evolving gases such as oxygen or carbon dioxide, as expected on using strontium peroxide or strontium carbonate as precursor reactants for the alkali earth component. Thermodynamic calculations were also obtained for changes in titania precursor reactants, including thermodynamic predictions for reactivity of strontium carbonate with amorphous titania. Experimental evidence showed that strontium titanate can be obtained by mechanosynthesis of strontium carbonate+anatase mixtures, due to previous amorphization under high energy milling. Ability to perform mechanosynthesis with less energetic milling depends on the suitable choice of alternative precursor reactants, which meet the thermodynamic requirements without previous amorphization; this was demonstrated by mechanosynthesis from anatase+strontium peroxide mixtures. - Graphical abstract: X-Ray diffractograms of the starting TiO{sub 2} (anatase)+SrCO{sub 3} mixture and after mechanical activation at 650 rpm, for 1, 2, and 7 h. Different symbols are used to identify reflections ascribed to anatase (diamonds), SrCO{sub 3} (squares) and SrTiO{sub 3} (triangles). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Prediction of thermodynamic driving force for room temperature mechanosynthesis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dependence of chemical potential diagrams on temperature and partial pressure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermodynamic calculations for changes in titania precursor. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Experimental support for thermodynamic predictions.

  1. Tables of thermodynamic properties of sodium

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    Fink, J.K.

    1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamic properties of saturated sodium, superheated sodium, and subcooled sodium are tabulated as a function of temperature. The temperature ranges are 380 to 2508 K for saturated sodium, 500 to 2500 K for subcooled sodium, and 400 to 1600 K for superheated sodium. Tabulated thermodynamic properties are enthalpy, heat capacity, pressure, entropy, density, instantaneous thermal expansion coefficient, compressibility, and thermal pressure coefficient. Tables are given in SI units and cgs units.

  2. ProcessProcess EngineeringEngineeringThermodynamicsThermodynamicsProcessProcess EngineeringEngineeringThermodynamicsThermodynamics coursecourse # 424304.0# 424304.0 v.v. 20132013

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    EngineeringThermodynamicsThermodynamics coursecourse # 424304.0# 424304.0 v.v. 20132013 Solar energy (thermal, PV)gy ( , ) Ron Zevenhoven ��bo Akademi 2/52 #12;Potential Solar energy could within one hour provide the energy that is used in all human acitivities in a year. Drawbacks are ­ relatively low energy (exergy) density Pic: IEA08 (exergy) density

  3. Kinetic and thermodynamic study of the liquid-phase etherification of isoamylenes with methanol

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    Piccoli, R.L. (Copesul-Cia Petroquimica do Sul, Triunfo (Brazil)); Lovisi, H.R. (Petroflex-Ind. e Comercio, Duque de Caxias (Brazil))

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The kinetics and thermodynamics of liquid-phase etherification of isoamylenes with methanol on ion exchange catalyst (Amberlyst 15) were studied. Thermodynamic properties and rate data were obtained in a batch reactor operating under 1,013 kPa and 323--353 K. The kinetic equation was modeled following the Langmuir-Hinshelwood-Hougen-Watson formalism according to a proposed surface mechanism where the rate-controlling step is the surface reaction. According to the experimental results, methanol adsorbs very strongly on the active sites, covering them completely, and thus the reaction follows an apparent first-order behavior. The isoamylenes, according to the proposed mechanism, adsorb simultaneously on the same single active center already occupied by methanol, migrating through the liquid layer formed by the alcohol around the catalyst to react in the acidic site. From the proposed mechanism a model was suggested and the kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were obtained using nonlinear estimation methods.

  4. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Mathematics, Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mathematics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mathematics and its application to facility operation. The handbook includes a review of introductory mathematics and the concepts and functional use of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Word problems, equations, calculations, and practical exercises that require the use of each of the mathematical concepts are also presented. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding and performing basic mathematical calculations that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations.

  5. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Electrical Science, Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electrical Science Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding terminology, and application. The handbook includes information on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) theory, circuits, motors, and generators; AC power and reactive components; batteries; AC and DC voltage regulators; transformers; and electrical test instruments and measuring devices. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility electrical equipment.

  6. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Mathematics, Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mathematics Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mathematics and its application to facility operation. The handbook includes a review of introductory mathematics and the concepts and functional use of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Word problems, equations, calculations, and practical exercises that require the use of each of the mathematical concepts are also presented. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding and performing basic mathematical calculations that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations.

  7. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Electrical Science, Volume 4

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electrical Science Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of electrical theory, terminology, and application. The handbook includes information on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) theory, circuits, motors, and generators; AC power and reactive transformers; and electrical test components; batteries; AC and DC voltage regulators; instruments and measuring devices. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility electrical equipment.

  8. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Electrical Science, Volume 3

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electrical Science Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of electrical theory, terminology, and application. The handbook includes information on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) theory, circuits, motors and generators; AC power and reactive components; batteries; AC and DC voltage regulators; transformers; and electrical test instruments and measuring devices. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility electrical equipment.

  9. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Electrical Science, Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Electrical Science Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of electrical theory, terminology, and application. The handbook includes information on alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) theory, circuits, motors, and generators; AC power and reactive components; batteries; AC and DC voltage regulators; transformers; and electrical test instruments and measuring devices. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility electrical equipment.

  10. approaching fundamental limits: Topics by E-print Network

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    approaches often focus on delineating the fundamental limits of the individual modules when functionalities one is interested in describing the fundamental limits of the...

  11. Bridging the Gap between Fundamental Physics and Chemistry and...

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    Bridging the Gap between Fundamental Physics and Chemistry and Applied Models for HCCI Engines Bridging the Gap between Fundamental Physics and Chemistry and Applied Models for...

  12. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fundamental Studies...

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    Fundamental Studies of Lithium-Sulfur Cell Chemistry Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Fundamental Studies of Lithium-Sulfur Cell Chemistry Presentation given by...

  13. Developments in Petroleum Science, 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL

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    Santos, Juan

    Developments in Petroleum Science, 6 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUMERICAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION DONALD WCongressCatalogingin PublicationData Peaceman, Donald W Fundamentals of numerical reservoir simulation. (develrpents in petroleum

  14. ccsd00000531 Early Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

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    , open problems and future perspectives in connection with dark energy and string theory are overviewed. Contents I. The history of the universe 1 II. Fundamental Physics 2 III. Essentials of Cosmology 3 IV and Outlook 13 References 14 I. THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE The history of the universe is a history

  15. HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICINE

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    Datta, Sandeep Robert

    ....................................................................................TBA Fundamentals of Medicine Year II Ends: Fri, March 27, 2015 Reading Period: Mon, Mar 30 ­ Fri, Apr 24, 2015 PCE, 2015 PCE Year II May Rotation: May 4 ­ May 31, 2015 PCE Year II June Rotation: June 1 ­ June 28, 2015

  16. Fundamental Challenges in Mobile Computing M. Satyanarayanan

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    and level of technology, but are intrinsic to mobility. Together, they complicate the considerationsFundamental Challenges in Mobile Computing M. Satyanarayanan School of Computer Science Carnegie different about mobile computing?" The paper begins by describing a set of constraints intrinsic to mobile

  17. Radio Astronomy Fundamentals I John Simonetti

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Radio Astronomy Fundamentals I John Simonetti Spring 2012 Radio astronomy provides a very different view of the universe than optical astronomy. Radio astronomers and optical astronomers use astronomy. Radio astronomers talk about sources of radio emission. Cas A is a strong source, for example

  18. Prequantum Classical Statistical Field Theory: Fundamentals

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    Khrennikov, Andrei [International Center for Mathematical Modelling in Physics and Cognitive Sciences, Linnaeus University, Vaexjoe, S-35195 (Sweden)

    2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present fundamentals of a prequantum model with hidden variables of the classical field type. In some sense this is the comeback of classical wave mechanics. Our approach also can be considered as incorporation of quantum mechanics into classical signal theory. All quantum averages (including correlations of entangled systems) can be represented as classical signal averages and correlations.

  19. AUTONOMOUS CONTROL SYSTEMS: ARCHITECTURE AND FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES

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    Antsaklis, Panos

    WP7 2:00 AUTONOMOUS CONTROL SYSTEMS: ARCHITECTURE AND FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES PJ. Antsaklis, KLM PassinD Dqt ofEecuical an Cmnpua Enge Univasity ofNotr Due Notr Dame, IN14655 ABSTRACT Autonomous control Autonomous control systems must perform well under signifit uncertainties in te plant and the envionment

  20. Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier

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    J. L. Hewett; H. Weerts; R. Brock; J. N. Butler; B. C. K. Casey; J. Collar; A. de Gouvea; R. Essig; Y. Grossman; W. Haxton; J. A. Jaros; C. K. Jung; Z. T. Lu; K. Pitts; Z. Ligeti; J. R. Patterson; M. Ramsey-Musolf; J. L. Ritchie; A. Roodman; K. Scholberg; C. E. M. Wagner; G. P. Zeller; S. Aefsky; A. Afanasev; K. Agashe; C. Albright; J. Alonso; C. Ankenbrandt; M. Aoki; C. A. Arguelles; N. Arkani-Hamed; J. R. Armendariz; C. Armendariz-Picon; E. Arrieta Diaz; J. Asaadi; D. M. Asner; K. S. Babu; K. Bailey; O. Baker; B. Balantekin; B. Baller; M. Bass; B. Batell; J. Beacham; J. Behr; N. Berger; M. Bergevin; E. Berman; R. Bernstein; A. J. Bevan; M. Bishai; M. Blanke; S. Blessing; A. Blondel; T. Blum; G. Bock; A. Bodek; G. Bonvicini; F. Bossi; J. Boyce; R. Breedon; M. Breidenbach; S. J. Brice; R. A. Briere; S. Brodsky; C. Bromberg; A. Bross; T. E. Browder; D. A. Bryman; M. Buckley; R. Burnstein; E. Caden; P. Campana; R. Carlini; G. Carosi; C. Castromonte; R. Cenci; I. Chakaberia; M. C. Chen; C. H. Cheng; B. Choudhary; N. H. Christ; E. Christensen; M. E. Christy; T. E. Chupp; E. Church; D. B. Cline; T. E. Coan; P. Coloma; J. Comfort; L. Coney; J. Cooper; R. J. Cooper; R. Cowan; D. F. Cowen; D. Cronin-Hennessy; A. Datta; G. S. Davies; M. Demarteau; D. P. DeMille; A. Denig; R. Dermisek; A. Deshpande; M. S. Dewey; R. Dharmapalan; J. Dhooghe; M. R. Dietrich; M. Diwan; Z. Djurcic; S. Dobbs; M. Duraisamy; B. Dutta; H. Duyang; D. A. Dwyer; M. Eads; B. Echenard; S. R. Elliott; C. Escobar; J. Fajans; S. Farooq; C. Faroughy; J. E. Fast; B. Feinberg; J. Felde; G. Feldman; P. Fierlinger; P. Fileviez Perez; B. Filippone; P. Fisher; B. T. Flemming; K. T. Flood; R. Forty; M. J. Frank; A. Freyberger; A. Friedland; R. Gandhi; K. S. Ganezer; A. Garcia; F. G. Garcia; S. Gardner; L. Garrison; A. Gasparian; S. Geer; V. M. Gehman; T. Gershon; M. Gilchriese; C. Ginsberg; I. Gogoladze; M. Gonderinger; M. Goodman; H. Gould; M. Graham; P. W. Graham; R. Gran; J. Grange; G. Gratta; J. P. Green; H. Greenlee; R. C. Group; E. Guardincerri; V. Gudkov; R. Guenette; A. Haas; A. Hahn; T. Han; T. Handler; J. C. Hardy; R. Harnik; D. A. Harris; F. A. Harris; P. G. Harris; J. Hartnett; B. He; B. R. Heckel; K. M. Heeger; S. Henderson; D. Hertzog; R. Hill; E. A Hinds; D. G. Hitlin; R. J. Holt; N. Holtkamp; G. Horton-Smith; P. Huber; W. Huelsnitz; J. Imber; I. Irastorza; J. Jaeckel; I. Jaegle; C. James; A. Jawahery; D. Jensen; C. P. Jessop; B. Jones; H. Jostlein; T. Junk; A. L. Kagan; M. Kalita; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; G. Karagiorgi; A. Karle; T. Katori; B. Kayser; R. Kephart; S. Kettell; Y. K. Kim; M. Kirby; K. Kirch; J. Klein; J. Kneller; A. Kobach; M. Kohl; J. Kopp; M. Kordosky; W. Korsch; I. Kourbanis; A. D. Krisch; P. Krizan; A. S. Kronfeld; S. Kulkarni; K. S. Kumar; Y. Kuno; T. Kutter; T. Lachenmaier; M. Lamm; J. Lancaster; M. Lancaster; C. Lane; K. Lang; P. Langacker; S. Lazarevic; T. Le; K. Lee; K. T. Lesko; Y. Li; M. Lindgren; A. Lindner; J. Link; D. Lissauer; L. S. Littenberg; B. Littlejohn; C. Y. Liu; W. Loinaz; W. Lorenzon; W. C. Louis; J. Lozier; L. Ludovici; L. Lueking; C. Lunardini; D. B. MacFarlane; P. A. N. Machado; P. B. Mackenzie; J. Maloney; W. J. Marciano; W. Marsh; M. Marshak; J. W. Martin; C. Mauger; K. S. McFarland; C. McGrew; G. McLaughlin; D. McKeen; R. McKeown; B. T. Meadows; R. Mehdiyev; D. Melconian; H. Merkel; M. Messier; J. P. Miller; G. Mills; U. K. Minamisono; S. R. Mishra; I. Mocioiu; S. Moed Sher; R. N. Mohapatra; B. Monreal; C. D. Moore; J. G. Morfin; J. Mousseau; L. A. Moustakas; G. Mueller; P. Mueller; M. Muether; H. P. Mumm; C. Munger; H. Murayama; P. Nath; O. Naviliat-Cuncin; J. K. Nelson; D. Neuffer; J. S. Nico; A. Norman; D. Nygren; Y. Obayashi; T. P. O'Connor; Y. Okada; J. Olsen; L. Orozco; J. L. Orrell; J. Osta; B. Pahlka; J. Paley; V. Papadimitriou; M. Papucci; S. Parke; R. H. Parker; Z. Parsa; K. Partyka; A. Patch; J. C. Pati; R. B. Patterson; Z. Pavlovic; G. Paz; G. N. Perdue; D. Perevalov; G. Perez; R. Petti; W. Pettus; A. Piepke; M. Pivovaroff; R. Plunkett; C. C. Polly; M. Pospelov; R. Povey; A. Prakesh; M. V. Purohit; S. Raby; J. L. Raaf; R. Rajendran; S. Rajendran; G. Rameika; R. Ramsey; A. Rashed; B. N. Ratcliff; B. Rebel; J. Redondo; P. Reimer; D. Reitzner; F. Ringer; A. Ringwald; S. Riordan; B. L. Roberts; D. A. Roberts; R. Robertson; F. Robicheaux; M. Rominsky; R. Roser; J. L. Rosner; C. Rott; P. Rubin; N. Saito; M. Sanchez; S. Sarkar; H. Schellman; B. Schmidt; M. Schmitt; D. W. Schmitz; J. Schneps; A. Schopper; P. Schuster; A. J. Schwartz; M. Schwarz; J. Seeman; Y. K. Semertzidis; K. K. Seth; Q. Shafi; P. Shanahan; R. Sharma; S. R. Sharpe; M. Shiozawa; V. Shiltsev; K. Sigurdson; P. Sikivie; J. Singh; D. Sivers; T. Skwarnicki; N. Smith; J. Sobczyk; H. Sobel; M. Soderberg; Y. H. Song; A. Soni; P. Souder; A. Sousa; J. Spitz; M. Stancari; G. C. Stavenga; J. H. Steffen

    2012-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Proceedings of the 2011 workshop on Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier. Science opportunities at the intensity frontier are identified and described in the areas of heavy quarks, charged leptons, neutrinos, proton decay, new light weakly-coupled particles, and nucleons, nuclei, and atoms.

  1. Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier

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    Hewett, J L; Brock, R; Butler, J N; Casey, B C K; Collar, J; de Gouvea, A; Essig, R; Grossman, Y; Haxton, W; Jaros, J A; Jung, C K; Lu, Z T; Pitts, K; Ligeti, Z; Patterson, J R; Ramsey-Musolf, M; Ritchie, J L; Roodman, A; Scholberg, K; Wagner, C E M; Zeller, G P; Aefsky, S; Afanasev, A; Agashe, K; Albright, C; Alonso, J; Ankenbrandt, C; Aoki, M; Arguelles, C A; Arkani-Hamed, N; Armendariz, J R; Armendariz-Picon, C; Diaz, E Arrieta; Asaadi, J; Asner, D M; Babu, K S; Bailey, K; Baker, O; Balantekin, B; Baller, B; Bass, M; Batell, B; Beacham, J; Behr, J; Berger, N; Bergevin, M; Berman, E; Bernstein, R; Bevan, A J; Bishai, M; Blanke, M; Blessing, S; Blondel, A; Blum, T; Bock, G; Bodek, A; Bonvicini, G; Bossi, F; Boyce, J; Breedon, R; Breidenbach, M; Brice, S J; Briere, R A; Brodsky, S; Bromberg, C; Bross, A; Browder, T E; Bryman, D A; Buckley, M; Burnstein, R; Caden, E; Campana, P; Carlini, R; Carosi, G; Castromonte, C; Cenci, R; Chakaberia, I; Chen, M C; Cheng, C H; Choudhary, B; Christ, N H; Christensen, E; Christy, M E; Chupp, T E; Church, E; Cline, D B; Coan, T E; Coloma, P; Comfort, J; Coney, L; Cooper, J; Cooper, R J; Cowan, R; Cowen, D F; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Datta, A; Davies, G S; Demarteau, M; DeMille, D P; Denig, A; Dermisek, R; Deshpande, A; Dewey, M S; Dharmapalan, R; Dhooghe, J; Dietrich, M R; Diwan, M; Djurcic, Z; Dobbs, S; Duraisamy, M; Dutta, B; Duyang, H; Dwyer, D A; Eads, M; Echenard, B; Elliott, S R; Escobar, C; Fajans, J; Farooq, S; Faroughy, C; Fast, J E; Feinberg, B; Felde, J; Feldman, G; Fierlinger, P; Perez, P Fileviez; Filippone, B; Fisher, P; Flemming, B T; Flood, K T; Forty, R; Frank, M J; Freyberger, A; Friedland, A; Gandhi, R; Ganezer, K S; Garcia, A; Garcia, F G; Gardner, S; Garrison, L; Gasparian, A; Geer, S; Gehman, V M; Gershon, T; Gilchriese, M; Ginsberg, C; Gogoladze, I; Gonderinger, M; Goodman, M; Gould, H; Graham, M; Graham, P W; Gran, R; Grange, J; Gratta, G; Green, J P; Greenlee, H; Guardincerri, E; Gudkov, V; Guenette, R; Haas, A; Hahn, A; Han, T; Handler, T; Hardy, J C; Harnik, R; Harris, D A; Harris, F A; Harris, P G; Hartnett, J; He, B; Heckel, B R; Heeger, K M; Henderson, S; Hertzog, D; Hill, R; Hinds, E A; Hitlin, D G; Holt, R J; Holtkamp, N; Horton-Smith, G; Huber, P; Huelsnitz, W; Imber, J; Irastorza, I; Jaeckel, J; Jaegle, I; James, C; Jawahery, A; Jensen, D; Jessop, C P; Jones, B; Jostlein, H; Junk, T; Kagan, A L; Kalita, M; Kamyshkov, Y; Kaplan, D M; Karagiorgi, G; Karle, A; Katori, T; Kayser, B; Kephart, R; Kettell, S; Kim, Y K; Kirby, M; Kirch, K; Klein, J; Kneller, J; Kobach, A; Kohl, M; Kopp, J; Kordosky, M; Korsch, W; Kourbanis, I; Krisch, A D; Krizan, P; Kronfeld, A S; Kulkarni, S; Kumar, K S; Kuno, Y; Kutter, T; Lachenmaier, T; Lamm, M; Lancaster, J; Lancaster, M; Lane, C; Lang, K; Langacker, P; Lazarevic, S; Le, T; Lee, K; Lesko, K T; Li, Y; Lindgren, M; Lindner, A; Link, J; Lissauer, D; Littenberg, L S; Littlejohn, B; Liu, C Y; Loinaz, W; Lorenzon, W; Louis, W C; Lozier, J; Ludovici, L; Lueking, L; Lunardini, C; MacFarlane, D B; Machado, P A N; Mackenzie, P B; Maloney, J; Marciano, W J; Marsh, W; Marshak, M; Martin, J W; Mauger, C; McFarland, K S; McGrew, C; McLaughlin, G; McKeen, D; McKeown, R; Meadows, B T; Mehdiyev, R; Melconian, D; Merkel, H; Messier, M; Miller, J P; Mills, G; Minamisono, U K; Mishra, S R; Mocioiu, I; Sher, S Moed; Mohapatra, R N; Monreal, B; Moore, C D; Morfin, J G; Mousseau, J; Moustakas, L A; Mueller, G; Mueller, P; Muether, M; Mumm, H P; Munger, C; Murayama, H; Nath, P; Naviliat-Cuncin, O; Nelson, J K; Neuffer, D; Nico, J S; Norman, A; Nygren, D; Obayashi, Y; O'Connor, T P; Okada, Y; Olsen, J; Orozco, L; Orrell, J L; Osta, J; Pahlka, B; Paley, J; Papadimitriou, V; Papucci, M; Parke, S; Parker, R H; Parsa, Z; Partyka, K; Patch, A; Pati, J C; Patterson, R B; Pavlovic, Z; Paz, G; Perdue, G N; Perevalov, D; Perez, G; Petti, R; Pettus, W; Piepke, A; Pivovaroff, M; Plunkett, R; Polly, C C; Pospelov, M; Povey, R; Prakesh, A; Purohit, M V; Raby, S; Raaf, J L; Rajendran, R; Rajendran, S; Rameika, G; Ramsey, R; Rashed, A; Ratcliff, B N; Rebel, B; Redondo, J; Reimer, P; Reitzner, D; Ringer, F; Ringwald, A; Riordan, S; Roberts, B L; Roberts, D A; Robertson, R; Robicheaux, F; Rominsky, M; Roser, R; Rosner, J L; Rott, C; Rubin, P; Saito, N; Sanchez, M; Sarkar, S; Schellman, H; Schmidt, B; Schmitt, M; Schmitz, D W; Schneps, J; Schopper, A; Schuster, P; Schwartz, A J; Schwarz, M; Seeman, J; Semertzidis, Y K; Seth, K K; Shafi, Q; Shanahan, P; Sharma, R; Sharpe, S R; Shiozawa, M; Shiltsev, V; Sigurdson, K; Sikivie, P; Singh, J; Sivers, D; Skwarnicki, T; Smith, N; Sobczyk, J; Sobel, H; Soderberg, M; Song, Y H; Soni, A; Souder, P; Sousa, A; Spitz, J; Stancari, M; Stavenga, G C; Steffen, J H; Stepanyan, S; Stoeckinger, D; Stone, S; Strait, J; Strassler, M; Sulai, I A; Sundrum, R; Svoboda, R; Szczerbinska, B; Szelc, A; Takeuchi, T; Tanedo, P

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Proceedings of the 2011 workshop on Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier. Science opportunities at the intensity frontier are identified and described in the areas of heavy quarks, charged leptons, neutrinos, proton decay, new light weakly-coupled particles, and nucleons, nuclei, and atoms.

  2. Thermodynamic properties of a magnetically modulated graphene

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    SK Firoz Islam; Naveen K. Singh; Tarun Kanti Ghosh

    2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of magnetic modulation on thermodynamic properties of a graphene monolayer in presence of a constant perpendicular magnetic field is reported here. One-dimensional spatial electric or magnetic modulation lifts the degeneracy of the Landau levels and converts into bands and their band width oscillates with magnetic field leading to Weiss-type oscillation in the thermodynamic properties. The effect of magnetic modulation on thermodynamic properties of a graphene sheet is studied and then compared with electrically modulated graphene and magnetically modulated conventional two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG). We observe Weiss-type and de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) oscillations at low and high magnetic field, respectively. There is a definite phase difference in Weiss-type oscillations in thermodynamic quantities of magnetically modulated graphene in compare to electrically modulated graphene. On the other hand, the phase remains same and amplitude of the oscillation is large when compared with the magnetically modulated 2DEG. Explicit asymptotic expressions of density of states and the Helmholtz free energy are provided to understand the phase and amplitude of the Weiss-type oscillations qualitatively. We also study thermodynamic properties when both electric and magnetic modulations are present. The Weiss-type oscillations still exist when the modulations are out-of-phase.

  3. Thermodynamic Relationships for Bulk Crystalline and Liquid Phases in the Phase-Field Crystal Model

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    Victor W. L. Chan; Nirand Pisutha-Arnond; Katsuyo Thornton

    2015-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present thermodynamic relationships between the free energy of the phase-field crystal (PFC) model and thermodynamic state variables for bulk phases under hydrostatic pressure. This relationship is derived based on the thermodynamic formalism for crystalline solids of Larch\\'e and Cahn [Larch\\'e and Cahn, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 21, 1051 (1973)]. We apply the relationship to examine the thermodynamic processes associated with varying the input parameters of the PFC model: temperature, lattice spacing, and the average value of the PFC order parameter, $\\bar{n}$. The equilibrium conditions between bulk crystalline solid and liquid phases are imposed on the thermodynamic relationships for the PFC model to obtain a procedure for determining solid-liquid phase coexistence. The resulting procedure is found to be in agreement with the method commonly used in the PFC community, justifying the use of the common-tangent construction to determine solid-liquid phase coexistence in the PFC model. Finally, we apply the procedure to an eighth-order-fit (EOF) PFC model that has been parameterized to body-centered-cubic ($bcc$) Fe [Jaatinen et al., Physical Review E 80, 031602 (2009)] to demonstrate the procedure as well as to develop physical intuition about the PFC input parameters. We demonstrate that the EOF-PFC model parameterization does not predict stable $bcc$ structures with positive vacancy densities. This result suggests an alternative parameterization of the PFC model, which requires the primary peak position of the two-body direct correlation function to shift as a function of $\\bar{n}$.

  4. Gravitationally Induced Particle Production: Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory

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    J. A. S. Lima; I. P. Baranov

    2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A relativistic kinetic description for the irreversible thermodynamic process of gravitationally induced particle production is proposed in the context of an expanding Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) geometry. We show that the covariant thermodynamic treatment referred to as "adiabatic" particle production provoked by the cosmic time-varying gravitational field has a consistent kinetic counterpart. The variation of the distribution function is associated to a non-collisional kinetic term of quantum-gravitational origin which is proportional to the ratio $\\Gamma/H$, where $\\Gamma$ is the gravitational particle production rate and H is the Hubble parameter. For $\\Gamma gravitation. The resulting non-equilibrium distribution function has the same functional form of equilibrium with the evolution laws corrected by the particle production process. The macroscopic temperature evolution law is also kinetically derived for massive and massless particles. The present approach points to the possibility of an exact (semi-classical) quantum-gravitational kinetic treatment by incorporating back-reaction effects in the cosmic background.

  5. Design of a robust superhydrophobic surface: thermodynamic and kinetic analysis

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    Anjishnu Sarkar; Anne-Marie Kietzig

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of a robust superhydrophobic surface is a widely pursued topic.While many investigations are limited to applications with high impact velocities (for raindrops of the order of a few m/s), the essence of robustness is yet to be analyzed for applications involving quasi-static liquid transfer.To achieve robustness with high impact velocities, the surface parameters (geometrical details, chemistry) have to be selected from a narrow range of permissible values, which often entail additional manufacturing costs.From the dual perspectives of thermodynamics and mechanics, we analyze the significance of robustness for quasi-static drop impact, and present the range of permissible surface characteristics.For surfaces with a Youngs contact angle greater than 90{\\deg} and square micropillar geometry, we show that robustness can be enforced when an intermediate wetting state (sagged state) impedes transition to a wetted state (Wenzel state).From the standpoint of mechanics, we use available scientific data to prove that a surface with any topology must withstand a pressure of 117 Pa to be robust.Finally, permissible values of surface characteristics are determined, which ensure robustness with thermodynamics (formation of sagged state) and mechanics (withstanding 117 Pa).

  6. Thermodynamics of pairing in mesoscopic systems

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    Tony Sumaryada; Alexander Volya

    2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Using numerical and analytical methods implemented for different models we conduct a systematic study of thermodynamic properties of pairing correlation in mesoscopic nuclear systems. Various quantities are calculated and analyzed using the exact solution of pairing. An in-depth comparison of canonical, grand canonical, and microcanonical ensemble is conducted. The nature of the pairing phase transition in a small system is of a particular interest. We discuss the onset of discontinuity in the thermodynamic variables, fluctuations, and evolution of zeros of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions in the complex plane. The behavior of the Invariant Correlational Entropy is also studied in the transitional region of interest. The change in the character of the phase transition due to the presence of magnetic field is discussed along with studies of superconducting thermodynamics.

  7. Black Hole Thermodynamics Based on Unitary Evolutions

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    Feng, Yu-Lei

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we try to construct black hole thermodynamics based on the fact that, the formation and evaporation of a black hole can be described by quantum unitary evolutions. First, we show that the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy $S_{BH}$ cannot be a Boltzmann or thermal entropy. To confirm this statement, we show that the original black hole's "first law" cannot be treated as the first law of thermodynamics formally, due to some missing metric perturbations caused by matter. Then, by including those (quantum) metric perturbations, we show that the black hole formation and evaporation can be described in a unitary manner effectively, through a quantum channel between the exterior and interior of the event horizon. In this way, the paradoxes of information loss and firewall can be resolved effectively. Finally, we show that black hole thermodynamics can be constructed in an ordinary way, by constructing statistical mechanics.

  8. Towards a 'Thermodynamics' of Active Matter

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    Sho C. Takatori; John F. Brady

    2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Self-propulsion allows living systems to display unusual collective behavior. Unlike passive systems in thermal equilibrium, active matter systems are not constrained by conventional thermodynamic laws. A question arises however as to what extent, if any, can concepts from classical thermodynamics be applied to nonequilibrium systems like active matter. Here we use the new swim pressure perspective to develop a simple theory for predicting phase separation in active matter. Using purely mechanical arguments we generate a phase diagram with a spinodal and critical point, and define a nonequilibrium chemical potential to interpret the "binodal." We provide a generalization of thermodynamic concepts like the free energy and temperature for nonequilibrium active systems. Our theory agrees with existing simulation data both qualitatively and quantitatively and may provide a framework for understanding and predicting the behavior of nonequilibrium active systems.

  9. The thermodynamics of general and local anesthesia

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    Graesboll, Kaare; Heimburg, Thomas

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    General anesthetics are known to cause depression of the freezing point of transitions in biomembranes. This is a consequence of ideal mixing of the anesthetic drugs in the membrane fluid phase and exclusion from the solid phase. Such a generic law provides physical justification of the famous Meyer-Overton rule. We show here that general anesthetics, barbiturates and local anesthetics all display the same effect on melting transitions. Their effect is reversed by hydrostatic pressure. Thus, the thermodynamic behavior of local anesthetics is very similar to that of general anesthetics. We present a detailed thermodynamic analysis of heat capacity profiles of membranes in the presence of anesthetics. This analysis is able to describe experimentally observed calorimetric profiles and permits prediction of the anesthetic features of arbitrary molecules. In addition, we discuss the thermodynamic origin of the cutoff-effect of long-chain alcohols and the additivity of the effect of general and local anesthetics.

  10. Quantum Thermodynamic Cycles and quantum heat engines

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    H. T. Quan; Yu-xi Liu; C. P. Sun; Franco Nori

    2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    In order to describe quantum heat engines, here we systematically study isothermal and isochoric processes for quantum thermodynamic cycles. Based on these results the quantum versions of both the Carnot heat engine and the Otto heat engine are defined without ambiguities. We also study the properties of quantum Carnot and Otto heat engines in comparison with their classical counterparts. Relations and mappings between these two quantum heat engines are also investigated by considering their respective quantum thermodynamic processes. In addition, we discuss the role of Maxwell's demon in quantum thermodynamic cycles. We find that there is no violation of the second law, even in the existence of such a demon, when the demon is included correctly as part of the working substance of the heat engine.

  11. Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography source

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    Najmabadi, Farrokh

    Flexible CO2 laser system for fundamental research related to an extreme ultraviolet lithography 2009; published online 10 December 2009 A CO2 laser system with flexible parameters was developed 1010 W/cm2 . Utilizing this CO2 MOPA laser system, high conversion efficiency from laser to in-band 2

  12. Fundamental Corrosion Studies in High-Temperature Molten Salt...

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    Laboratory April 15, 2013 | Garcia-Diaz * The overall project approach will combine corrosion rate and mechanism characterization, together with thermodynamic and fluid dynamic...

  13. Thermodynamics of Dyonic Lifshitz Black Holes

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    Tobias Zingg

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Black holes with asymptotic anisotropic scaling are conjectured to be gravity duals of condensed matter system close to quantum critical points with non-trivial dynamical exponent z at finite temperature. A holographic renormalization procedure is presented that allows thermodynamic potentials to be defined for objects with both electric and magnetic charge in such a way that standard thermodynamic relations hold. Black holes in asymptotic Lifshitz spacetimes can exhibit paramagnetic behavior at low temperature limit for certain values of the critical exponent z, whereas the behavior of AdS black holes is always diamagnetic.

  14. Variational thermodynamics of relativistic thin disks

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    A C Gutiérrez-Piñeres; C S Lopez-Monsalvo; H Quevedo

    2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a relativistic model describing a thin disk system composed of two fluids. The system is surrounded by a halo in the presence of a non-trivial electromagnetic field. We show that the model is compatible with the variational multi-fluid thermodynamics formalism, allowing us to determine all the thermodynamic variables associated with the matter content of the disk. The asymptotic behaviour of these quantities indicates that the single fluid interpretation should be abandoned in favour of a two-fluid model.

  15. Hard-thermal-loop QED thermodynamics

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    Nan Su; Jens O. Andersen; Michael Strickland

    2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The weak-coupling expansion for thermodynamic quantities in thermal field theories is poorly convergent unless the coupling constant is tiny. We discuss the calculation of the free energy for a hot gas of electrons and photons to three-loop order using hard-thermal-loop perturbation theory (HTLpt). We show that the hard-thermal-loop perturbation reorganization improves the convergence of the successive approximations to the QED free energy at large coupling, e ~ 2. The reorganization is gauge invariant by construction, and due to the cancellations among various contributions, we obtain a completely analytic result for the resummed thermodynamic potential at three loops.

  16. Spectroscopy and Thermodynamics of MSW Black Hole

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    Sebastian, Saneesh

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamics and spectroscopy of a 2+1 dimensional black hole pro- posed by Mandal et. al1 . We put the background space time in Kruskal like co-ordinate and find period with respect to Euclidean time. Different thermodynamic quantities like entropy, specific heat, temperature etc are obtained. The adiabatic invariant for the black hole is found out and quantized using Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rule. The study shows that the area spectrum of MSW black hole is equally spaced and the value of spacing is found to be h bar

  17. Spectroscopy and Thermodynamics of MSW Black Hole

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    Saneesh Sebastian; V. C. Kuriakose

    2013-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamics and spectroscopy of a 2+1 dimensional black hole pro- posed by Mandal et. al1 . We put the background space time in Kruskal like co-ordinate and find period with respect to Euclidean time. Different thermodynamic quantities like entropy, specific heat, temperature etc are obtained. The adiabatic invariant for the black hole is found out and quantized using Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization rule. The study shows that the area spectrum of MSW black hole is equally spaced and the value of spacing is found to be h bar

  18. Black Hole Thermodynamics and Lorentz Symmetry

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    Ted Jacobson; Aron C. Wall

    2010-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent developments point to a breakdown in the generalized second law of thermodynamics for theories with Lorentz symmetry violation. It appears possible to construct a perpetual motion machine of the second kind in such theories, using a black hole to catalyze the conversion of heat to work. Here we describe and extend the arguments leading to that conclusion. We suggest the inference that local Lorentz symmetry may be an emergent property of the macroscopic world with origins in a microscopic second law of causal horizon thermodynamics.

  19. The thermodynamics of a gravitating vacuum

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    M. Heyl; H. J. Fahr; M. Siewert

    2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present days of modern cosmology it is assumed that the main ingredient to cosmic energy presently is vacuum energy with an energy density $\\epsilon_\\mathrm{vac}$ that is constant over the cosmic evolution. In this paper here we show, however, that this assumption of constant vacuum energy density is unphysical, since it conflicts with the requirements of cosmic thermodynamics. We start from the total vacuum energy including the negatively valued gravitational binding energy and show that cosmic thermodynamics then requires that the cosmic vacuum energy density can only vary with cosmic scale $R=R(t)$ according to $\\epsilon _\\mathrm{vac}\\sim R^{-\

  20. Measurement of thermodynamics using gradient flow

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    Masakiyo Kitazawa; Masayuki Asakawa; Tetsuo Hatsuda; Takumi Iritani; Etsuko Itou; Hiroshi Suzuki

    2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze bulk thermodynamics and correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in pure Yang-Mills gauge theory using the energy-momentum tensor defined by the gradient flow and small flow time expansion. Our results on thermodynamic observables are consistent with those obtained by the conventional integral method. The analysis of the correlation function of total energy supports the energy conservation. It is also addressed that these analyses with gradient flow require less statistics compared with the previous methods. All these results suggest that the energy-momentum tensor can be successfully defined and observed on the lattice with moderate numerical costs with the gradient flow.

  1. Irreversible work and inner friction in quantum thermodynamic processes

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    F. Plastina; A. Alecce; T. J. G. Apollaro; G. Falcone; G. Francica; F. Galve; N. Lo Gullo; R. Zambrini

    2014-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the thermodynamics of closed quantum systems driven out of equilibrium by a change in a control parameter and undergoing a unitary process. We compare the work actually done on the system with the one that would be performed along ideal adiabatic and isothermal transformations. The comparison with the latter leads to the introduction of irreversible work, while that with the former leads to the introduction of inner friction. We show that these two quantities can be treated on equal footing, as both can be linked with the heat exchanged in thermalization processes and both can be expressed as relative entropies. Furthermore, we show that a specific fluctuation relation for the entropy production associated with the inner friction exists, which allows the inner friction to be written in terms of its cumulants.

  2. Binding Energy and the Fundamental Plane of Globular Clusters

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    Dean E. McLaughlin

    2000-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A physical description of the fundamental plane of Galactic globular clusters is developed which explains all empirical trends and correlations in a large number of cluster observables and provides a small but complete set of truly independent constraints on theories of cluster formation and evolution in the Milky Way. Within the theoretical framework of single-mass, isotropic King models, it is shown that (1) 39 regular (non--core-collapsed) globulars with measured core velocity dispersions share a common V-band mass-to-light ratio of 1.45 +/- 0.10, and (2) a complete sample of 109 regular globulars reveals a very strong correlation between cluster binding energy and total luminosity, regulated by Galactocentric position: E_b \\propto (L^{2.05} r_{\\rm gc}^{-0.4}). The observational scatter about either of these two constraints can be attributed fully to random measurement errors, making them the defining equations of a fundamental plane for globular clusters. A third, weaker correlation, between total luminosity and the King-model concentration parameter, c, is then related to the (non-random) distribution of globulars on the plane. The equations of the FP are used to derive expressions for any cluster observable in terms of only L, r_{\\rm gc}, and c. Results are obtained for generic King models and applied specifically to the globular cluster system of the Milky Way.

  3. Hydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Case Study Summaries (Presentation)

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    Harrison, K.; Remick, R.; Hoskin, A.; Martin, G.

    2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This presentation summarizes hydrogen production fundamentals and case studies, including hydrogen to wind case studies.

  4. Exotic Acceleration Processes and Fundamental Physics

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    Giovanni Amelino-Camelia

    2005-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Gamma-ray bursts and ultra-high-energy cosmic rays provide an important testing ground for fundamental physics. A simple-minded analysis of some gamma-ray bursts would lead to a huge estimate of the overall energy emitted, and this represents a potential challenge for modelling the bursts. Some cosmic rays have been observed with extremely high energies, and it is not easy to envision mechanisms for the acceleration of particles to such high energies. Surprisingly some other aspects of the analysis of gamma-ray bursts and ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, even before reaching a full understanding of the mechanisms that generate them, can already be used to explore new ideas in fundamental physics, particularly for what concerns the structure of spacetime at short (Planckian) distance scales.

  5. DOE fundamentals handbook: Mechanical science. Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mechanical components and mechanical science. The handbook includes information diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, and miscellaneous mechanical components. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the construction and operation of mechanical components that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  6. DOE fundamentals handbook: Material science. Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Mechanical Science Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors in providing operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of mechanical components and mechanical science. The handbook includes information on diesel engines, heat exchangers, pumps, valves, and miscellaneous mechanical components. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the construction and operation of mechanical components that are associated with various DOE nuclear facility operations and maintenance.

  7. http://w3.pppl.gov/~ Thermodynamics,

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    Zakharov, Leonid E.

    web page: http://w3.pppl.gov/~ zakharov Thermodynamics, science and religion in fusion 1 Leonid E of the goal and with understanding how the second law of thermodynamics works in the scientific society

  8. Thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbon liquids at high pressures and temperatures

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    Aagaard, P. (Univ. of Oslo (Norway). Dept. of Geology); Oelkers, E.H. (Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France). Lab. de Geochimie); Helgeson, H.C. (Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Geology and Geophysics)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the organic/inorganic interface in the Earth's crust requires values of the thermodynamic properties of hydrocarbon species in crude oil, coal, and natural gas at elevated temperatures and pressures. Values of the apparent standard partial molal Gibbs free energies and enthalpies of formation and the standard partial molal entropies and heat capacities of these organic species can be computed as a function of temperature at 1 bar using the equations of state adopted by Helgeson et al (1991). The pressure dependence of the thermodynamic properties can be calculated from a modified version of the Parameters From Group Contributions (PFGC) equation of state. To improve the accuracy of these predictions, critical evaluation of high-pressure density experiments reported in the literature was used in the present study to characterize b[sub j] as a function of pressure and temperature. The revised PFGC equation of state permits accurate calculation of the standard partial molal volumes of the major hydrocarbon species in the aliphatic, aromatic, and naphthenic fractions of crude oil, as well as fatty acids, phenols, and naphthenic acids at temperatures and pressures to 500 C and 5 kbar. Combining the revised PFGC equation of state and parameters with the standard partial molal properties of these species at one bar and those of aqueous species and minerals permits calculation of the apparent standard partial molal Gibbs Free energies of reaction, and thus equilibrium constants for a wide variety of chemical equilibria among organic liquids, solids, and gases, aqueous species, and minerals at temperatures and pressures characteristic of both diagenetic and low-grade metamorphic processes in the Earth's crust.

  9. THE RECONSTRUCTION OF GROUNDWATER PARAMETERS FROM HEAD DATA IN AN

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    Knowles, Ian W.

    ancillary data is fundamental to the process of modelling a groundwater system. In an unconfined aquifer of the unconfined groundwater parameters as the unique minimum of a convex functional. 1. Introduction It is commonTHE RECONSTRUCTION OF GROUNDWATER PARAMETERS FROM HEAD DATA IN AN UNCONFINED AQUIFER IAN KNOWLES

  10. Thermodynamics of Energy Production from Biomass

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    Thermodynamics of Energy Production from Biomass Tad W. Patzek 1 and David Pimentel 2 1 Department #12;3 Biomass from Tropical Tree Plantations 14 3.1 Scope of the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3.2 Environmental Impacts of Industrial Biomass Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3

  11. Thermodynamics of nuclei in thermal contact

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    Karl-Heinz Schmidt; Beatriz Jurado

    2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The behaviour of a di-nuclear system in the regime of strong pairing correlations is studied with the methods of statistical mechanics. It is shown that the thermal averaging is strong enough to assure the application of thermodynamical methods to the energy exchange between the two nuclei in contact. In particular, thermal averaging justifies the definition of a nuclear temperature.

  12. Perturbative String Thermodynamics near Black Hole Horizons

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    Thomas G. Mertens; Henri Verschelde; Valentin I. Zakharov

    2014-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide further computations and ideas to the problem of near-Hagedorn string thermodynamics near (uncharged) black hole horizons, building upon our earlier work JHEP 1403 (2014) 086. The relevance of long strings to one-loop black hole thermodynamics is emphasized. We then provide an argument in favor of the absence of $\\alpha'$-corrections for the (quadratic) heterotic thermal scalar action in Rindler space. We also compute the large $k$ limit of the cigar orbifold partition functions (for both bosonic and type II superstrings) which allows a better comparison between the flat cones and the cigar cones. A discussion is made on the general McClain-Roth-O'Brien-Tan theorem and on the fact that different torus embeddings lead to different aspects of string thermodynamics. The black hole/string correspondence principle for the 2d black hole is discussed in terms of the thermal scalar. Finally, we present an argument to deal with arbitrary higher genus partition functions, suggesting the breakdown of string perturbation theory (in $g_s$) to compute thermodynamical quantities in black hole spacetimes.

  13. QCD thermodynamics with dynamical overlap fermions

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    S. Borsanyi; Y. Delgado; S. Durr; Z. Fodor; S. D. Katz; S. Krieg; T. Lippert; D. Nogradi; K. K. Szabo

    2012-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study QCD thermodynamics using two flavors of dynamical overlap fermions with quark masses corresponding to a pion mass of 350 MeV. We determine several observables on N_t=6 and 8 lattices. All our runs are performed with fixed global topology. Our results are compared with staggered ones and a nice agreement is found.

  14. A thermodynamic switch for chromosome colocalization

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    M. Nicodemi; B. Panning; A. Prisco

    2008-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A general model for the early recognition and colocalization of homologous DNA sequences is proposed. We show, on a thermodynamic ground, how the distance between two homologous DNA sequences is spontaneously regulated by the concentration and affinity of diffusible mediators binding them, which act as a switch between two phases corresponding to independence or colocalization of pairing regions.

  15. An Indicator to Evaluate the Thermodynamic Maturity

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    to find universal principles that would determine the development of a system. A cer- tain success value to stages in a product's life cycle, a value that could be seen as a cost, like a negative the thermodynamic maturity of industrial systems at the level of single process units. The measure can be quantified

  16. Optimal distillation using thermodynamic geometry Bjarne Andresen

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    Salamon, Peter

    (temperature, pressure, etc.) define successive states in a sequence of equilibria. Fractional distillation [2Optimal distillation using thermodynamic geometry Bjarne Andresen Ørsted Laboratory, University of a distillation column may be improved by permitting heat exchange on every tray rather than only in the reboiler

  17. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of gravitational screens

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    Laurent Freidel; Yuki Yokokura

    2014-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Einstein gravity equations projected on a timelike surface, which represents the time evolution of what we call a gravitational screen. We show that such a screen possesses a surface tension and an internal energy, and that the Einstein equations reduce to the thermodynamic equations of a viscous bubble. We also provide a complete dictionary between gravitational and thermodynamical variables. In the non-viscous cases there are three thermodynamic equations which characterise a bubble dynamics: These are the first law, the Marangoni flow equation and the Young-Laplace equation. In all three equations the surface tension plays a central role: In the first law it appears as a work term per unit area, in the Marangoni flow its gradient drives a force, and in the Young-Laplace equation it contributes to a pressure proportional to the surface curvature. The gravity equations appear as a natural generalization of these bubble equations when the bubble itself is viscous and dynamical. In particular, it shows that the mechanism of entropy production for the viscous bubble is mapped onto the production of gravitational waves. We also review the relationship between surface tension and temperature, and discuss the usual black-hole thermodynamics from this point of view.

  18. Quantum criticality at the infinite complete basis set limit: A thermodynamic analog of the Yang and Lee theorem

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    Kais, Sabre

    length for one- electron screened Coulomb potentials, the critical nuclear charges for twoQuantum criticality at the infinite complete basis set limit: A thermodynamic analog of the Yang Abstract Finite size scaling for calculations of the critical parameters of the few-body Schro

  19. Thermodynamics and Structure of Peptide-Aggregates at Membrane Surfaces

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    Quake, Stephen R.

    Thermodynamics and Structure of Peptide- Aggregates at Membrane Surfaces INAUGURALDISSERTATION zur. Introduction 01 1.1 ­ Thermodynamics of Protein Aggregation 01 1.2 ­ Formation of Protein Aggregates 03 1 and P-glycoprotein: Connecting Thermodynamics and Membrane Structure with Functional Activity 23 3

  20. Thermodynamics and Finite size scaling in Scalar Field Theory

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    Thermodynamics and Finite size scaling in Scalar Field Theory A thesis submitted to the Tata Research, Mumbai December 2008 #12;ii #12;Synopsis In this work we study the thermodynamics of an interacting 4 theory in 4 space- time dimensions. The expressions for the thermodynamic quantities are worked

  1. A modified LandauDevonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate

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    Chen, Long-Qing

    A modified Landau­Devonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate G. Sheng, Y. L. Li, J Landau­Devonshire thermodynamic potential for strontium titanate G. Sheng,1,a Y. L. Li,2 J. X. Zhang,1,b of the Landau energy coefficients and report a modified thermodynamic potential for bulk strontium titanate

  2. Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics

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    Loss, Daniel

    ARTICLES Entanglement theory and the second law of thermodynamics FERNANDO G. S. L. BRAND~AO1 aim to draw from them formal analogies to the second law of thermodynamics; however, whereas relationship with thermodynamics may be established when considering all non-entangling transformations

  3. The Thermodynamics of Confidentiality Pasquale Malacaria, Fabrizio Smeraldi

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    Malacaria, Pasquale

    The Thermodynamics of Confidentiality Pasquale Malacaria, Fabrizio Smeraldi School of Electronic and the 2nd principle of thermodynamics. In particular we show that any deter- ministic computation, where constant and T the system temperature. By contrast, for probabilistic computations thermodynamic work can

  4. Mech 204 Thermodynamics Spring 2013 Assoc. Prof. Metin Muradoglu

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    Muradoglu, Metin

    Mech 204 Thermodynamics Spring 2013 Assoc. Prof. Metin Muradoglu Room: Eng 248; Phone: 1473; E://home.ku.edu.tr/~mmuradoglu/ME204/index.htm Text Book: Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 7th Edition in SI units, by Y: The course is designed to teach students the basic principles of the classical thermodynamics with emphasis

  5. ATS 620: Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics Dr. Sonia Kreidenweis

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    van den Heever, Susan C.

    ATS 620: Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics Fall 2013 Dr. Sonia Kreidenweis Dr. Susan van den Heever graduate students to key concepts in cloud physics and thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. These concepts include energy variables and energy calculations, thermodynamic diagrams, phase changes, and cloud

  6. Micro-Thermodynamics Saturation has the most possible

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    Russell, Lynn

    1 Micro-Thermodynamics · Saturation has the most possible dissolved species · Equilibrium means of "phase" (from particle to droplet) Bohren, 1987 Macro-Thermodynamics · Hot air rises · Rising air)! 0.1! 10! Diameter (µm)! dN! dlogD! Diameter (µm)! 0.1! 10! 7.1 Surface Thermodynamics · Surfaces

  7. Positive and negative entropy production in thermodynamics systems

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    Jose Iraides Belandria

    2010-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This article presents a heuristic combination of the local and global formulations of the second law of thermodynamics that suggests the possibility of theoretical existence of thermodynamics processes with positive and negative entropy production.Such processes may exhibit entropy couplings that reveal an unusual behavior from the point of view of conventional thermodynamics.

  8. Thermodynamics of resonances and blurred particles

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    D. N. Voskresensky

    2008-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Exact and approximate expressions for thermodynamic characteristics of heated matter, which consists of particles with finite mass-widths, are constructed. They are expressed in terms of Fermi/Bose distributions and spectral functions, rather than in terms of more complicated combinations between real and imaginary parts of the self-energies of different particle species. Therefore thermodynamically consistent approximate treatment of systems of particles with finite mass-widths can be performed, provided spectral functions of particle species are known. Approximation of the free resonance gas at low densities is studied. Simple ansatz for the energy dependence of the spectral function is suggested that allows to fulfill thermodynamical consistency conditions. On examples it is shown that a simple description of dense systems of interacting particle species can be constructed, provided some species can be treated in the quasiparticle approximation and others as particles with widths. The interaction affects quasiparticle contributions, whereas particles with widths can be treated as free. Example is considered of a hot gas of heavy fermions strongly interacting with light bosons, both species with zero chemical potentials. The density of blurred fermions is dramatically increased for high temperatures compared to the standard Boltzmann value. The system consists of boson quasiparticles (with effective masses) interacting with fermion -- antifermion blurs. In thermodynamical values interaction terms partially compensate each other. Thereby, in case of a very strong coupling between species thermodynamical quantities of the system, like the energy, pressure and entropy, prove to be such as for the quasi-ideal gas mixture of quasi-free fermion blurs and quasi-free bosons.

  9. DOE-HDBK-1012/1-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 1 of 3

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

    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) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana. DOCUMENTSof EnergyAllianceDepartmentServicesFlex Bulletin2-962-924-921-92

  10. DOE-HDBK-1012/3-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 3 of 3

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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) "ofEarly Career Scientists'Montana. DOCUMENTSof EnergyAllianceDepartmentServicesFlex3-92 JUNE 1992 DOE

  11. DOE-HDBK-1012/2-92; DOE Fundamentals Handbook Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Volume 2 of 3

    Energy Savers [EERE]

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  12. Improved Engine Design Concepts Using the Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    None

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This project was aimed at developing and using numerical tools which incorporate the second law of thermodynamics to better understand engine operation and particularly the combustion process. A major activity of this project was the continual enhancement and use of an existing engine cycle simulation to investigate a wide range of engine parameters and concepts. The major motivation of these investigations was to improve engine efficiency. These improvements were examined from both the first law and second law perspective. One of the most important aspects of this work was the identification of the combustion irreversibilities as functions of engine design and operating parameters. The combustion irreversibility may be quantified in a number of ways but one especially useful way is by determining the destruction of exergy (availability) during the combustion process. This destruction is the penalty due to converting the fuel exergy to thermal energy for producing work. The engine cycle simulation was used to examine the performance of an automotive (5.7 liter), V-8 spark-ignition engine. A base case was defined for operation at 1400 rpm, stoichiometric, MBT spark timing with a bmep of 325 kPa. For this condition, the destruction of exergy during the combustion process was 21.0%. Variations of many engine parameters (including speed, load, and spark timing) did not alter the level of destruction very much (with these variations, the exergy destruction was within the range of 20.5-21.5%). Also, the use of turbocharging or the use of an over-expanded engine design did not significantly change the exergy destruction. The exergy destruction during combustion was most affected by increased inlet oxygen concentration (which reduced the destruction due to the higher combustion temperatures) and by the use of cooled EGR (which increased the destruction). This work has demonstrated that, in general, the exergy destruction for conventional engines is fairly constant ({approx}21%) for a range of operating and design parameters. Further, to achieve high efficiency engines requires that the exergy be managed and not necessarily reduced. The overall thermodynamics is the final discriminator regarding high efficiency engines.

  13. Fundamental studies of black liquor combustion

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    Clay, D.T.; Lien, S.J.; Grace, T.M.; Brown, C.A.; Empie, H.L.; Macek, A.; Amin, N.; Charangundla, S.R.

    1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The fundamentals of black liquor combustion are being studied in a project being carried out for the US Department of Energy by the Institute of Paper Science Technology (IPST, formerly the Institute of Paper Chemistry) and the National Institute of Science Technology (NIST, formerly the National Bureau of Standards). The project was divided into four phases. This report covers the completion of Phase 1 (in-flight processes), the results of all of the work on Phase 2 (char bed processes), Phase 3 (fume processes), and Phase 4 (furnace simulation). 41 refs., 62 figs., 30 tabs.

  14. Hydrogen Embrittlement Fundamentals, Modeling, and Experiment | Department

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  15. Lattice QCD Thermodynamics with Physical Quark Masses

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    R. A. Soltz; C. DeTar; F. Karsch; Swagato Mukherjee; P. Vranas

    2015-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past few years new physics methods and algorithms as well as the latest supercomputers have enabled the study of the QCD thermodynamic phase transition using lattice gauge theory numerical simulations with unprecedented control over systematic errors. This is largely a consequence of the ability to perform continuum extrapolations with physical quark masses. Here we review recent progress in lattice QCD thermodynamics, focussing mainly on results that benefit from the use of physical quark masses: the crossover temperature, the equation of state, and fluctuations of the quark number susceptibilities. In addition, we place a special emphasis on calculations that are directly relevant to the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and the LHC.

  16. Thermodynamic cycle in a cavity optomechanical system

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    Hou Ian

    2014-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A cavity optomechanical system is initiated by a radiation pressure of a cavity field onto a mirror element acting as a quantum resonator. This radiation pressure can control the thermodynamic character of the mirror to some extent, such as cooling its effective temperature. Here we show that by properly engineering the spectral density of a thermal heat bath that interacts with a quantum system, the evolution of the quantum system can be effectively turned on and off. Inside a cavity optomechanical system, when the heat bath is realized by a multi-mode oscillator modeling of the mirror, this on-off effect translates to infusion or extraction of heat energy in and out of the cavity field, facilitating a four-stroke thermodynamic cycle.

  17. Generalized uncertainty principle and black hole thermodynamics

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    Sunandan Gangopadhyay; Abhijit Dutta; Anirban Saha

    2014-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstr\\"{o}m black hole thermodynamics using the simplest form of the generalized uncertainty principle (GUP) proposed in the literature. The expressions for the mass-temperature relation, heat capacity and entropy are obtained in both cases from which the critical and remnant masses are computed. Our results are exact and reveal that these masses are identical and larger than the so called singular mass for which the thermodynamics quantities become ill-defined. The expression for the entropy reveals the well known area theorem in terms of the horizon area in both cases upto leading order corrections from GUP. The area theorem written in terms of a new variable which can be interpreted as the reduced horizon area arises only when the computation is carried out to the next higher order correction from GUP.

  18. Statistical thermodynamics of supercapacitors and blue engines

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    René van Roij

    2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamics of electrode-electrolyte systems, for instance supercapacitors filled with an ionic liquid or blue-energy devices filled with river- or sea water. By a suitable mapping of thermodynamic variables, we identify a strong analogy with classical heat engines. We introduce several Legendre transformations and Maxwell relations. We argue that one should distinguish between the differential capacity at constant ion number and at constant ion chemical potential, and derive a relation between them that resembles the standard relation between heat capacity at constant volume and constant pressure. Finally, we consider the probability distribution of the electrode charge at a given electrode potential, the standard deviation of which is given by the differential capacity.

  19. Thermodynamics of quantum systems under dynamical control

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    D. Gelbwaser-Klimovsky; Wolfgang Niedenzu; Gershon Kurizki

    2015-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this review the debated rapport between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics is addressed in the framework of the theory of periodically-driven/controlled quantum-thermodynamic machines. The basic model studied here is that of a two-level system (TLS), whose energy is periodically modulated while the system is coupled to thermal baths. When the modulation interval is short compared to the bath memory time, the system-bath correlations are affected, thereby causing cooling or heating of the TLS, depending on the interval. In steady state, a periodically-modulated TLS coupled to two distinct baths constitutes the simplest quantum heat machine (QHM) that may operate as either an engine or a refrigerator, depending on the modulation rate. We find their efficiency and power-output bounds and the conditions for attaining these bounds. An extension of this model to multilevel systems shows that the QHM power output can be boosted by the multilevel degeneracy. These results are used to scrutinize basic thermodynamic principles: (i) Externally-driven/modulated QHMs may attain the Carnot efficiency bound, but when the driving is done by a quantum device ("piston"), the efficiency strongly depends on its initial quantum state. Such dependence has been unknown thus far. (ii) The refrigeration rate effected by QHMs does not vanish as the temperature approaches absolute zero for certain quantized baths, e.g., magnons, thous challenging Nernst's unattainability principle. (iii) System-bath correlations allow more work extraction under periodic control than that expected from the Szilard-Landauer principle, provided the period is in the non-Markovian domain. Thus, dynamically-controlled QHMs may benefit from hitherto unexploited thermodynamic resources.

  20. Heterophase liquid states: Thermodynamics, structure, dynamics

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    A. S. Bakai

    2015-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of theoretical results and experimental data on the thermodynamics, structure and dynamics of the heterophase glass-forming liquids is presented. The theoretical approach is based on the mesoscopic heterophase fluctuations model (HPFM) developed within the framework of the bounded partition function approach. The Fischer cluster phenomenon, glass transition, liquid-liquid transformations, parametric phase diagram, cooperative dynamics and fragility of the glass-forming liquids is considered.

  1. Laws of thermodynamics and game theory

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    Lev Sakhnovich

    2011-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a game theory approach and a new extremal problem, Gibbs formula is proved in a most simple and general way for the classical mechanics case. A corresponding conjecture on the asymptotics of the classical entropy is formulated. For the ordinary quantum mechanics case, the third law of thermodynamics is derived. Some results on the number of ground states and residual entropy are obtained rigorously.

  2. Thermodynamic formalism for systems with Markov dynamics

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    Vivien Lecomte; Cécile Appert-Rolland; Frédéric van Wijland

    2006-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamic formalism allows one to access the chaotic properties of equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium systems, by deriving those from a dynamical partition function. The definition that has been given for this partition function within the framework of discrete time Markov chains was not suitable for continuous time Markov dynamics. Here we propose another interpretation of the definition that allows us to apply the thermodynamic formalism to continuous time. We also generalize the formalism --a dynamical Gibbs ensemble construction-- to a whole family of observables and their associated large deviation functions. This allows us to make the connection between the thermodynamic formalism and the observable involved in the much-studied fluctuation theorem. We illustrate our approach on various physical systems: random walks, exclusion processes, an Ising model and the contact process. In the latter cases, we identify a signature of the occurrence of dynamical phase transitions. We show that this signature can already be unravelled using the simplest dynamical ensemble one could define, based on the number of configuration changes a system has undergone over an asymptotically large time window.

  3. Quantum dynamics in the thermodynamic limit

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    Wezel, Jasper van [Theory of Condensed Matter, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The description of spontaneous symmetry breaking that underlies the connection between classically ordered objects in the thermodynamic limit and their individual quantum-mechanical building blocks is one of the cornerstones of modern condensed-matter theory and has found applications in many different areas of physics. The theory of spontaneous symmetry breaking, however, is inherently an equilibrium theory, which does not address the dynamics of quantum systems in the thermodynamic limit. Here, we will use the example of a particular antiferromagnetic model system to show that the presence of a so-called thin spectrum of collective excitations with vanishing energy - one of the well-known characteristic properties shared by all symmetry-breaking objects - can allow these objects to also spontaneously break time-translation symmetry in the thermodynamic limit. As a result, that limit is found to be able, not only to reduce quantum-mechanical equilibrium averages to their classical counterparts, but also to turn individual-state quantum dynamics into classical physics. In the process, we find that the dynamical description of spontaneous symmetry breaking can also be used to shed some light on the possible origins of Born's rule. We conclude by describing an experiment on a condensate of exciton polaritons which could potentially be used to experimentally test the proposed mechanism.

  4. ZINC MITIGATION INTERIM REPORT - THERMODYNAMIC STUDY

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    Korinko, P.

    2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental program was initiated in order to develop and validate conditions that will effectively trap Zn vapors that are released during extraction. The proposed work is broken down into three tasks. The first task is to determine the effectiveness of various pore sizes of filter elements. The second task is to determine the effect of filter temperature on zinc vapor deposition. The final task is to determine whether the zinc vapors can be chemically bound. The approach for chemically binding the zinc vapors has two subtasks, the first is a review of literature and thermodynamic calculations and the second is an experimental approach using the best candidates. This report details the results of the thermodynamic calculations to determine feasibility of chemically binding the zinc vapors within the furnace module, specifically the lithium trap (1). A review of phase diagrams, literature, and thermodynamic calculations was conducted to determine if there are suitable materials to capture zinc vapor within the lithium trap of the extraction basket. While numerous elements exist that form compounds with zinc, many of these also form compounds with hydrogen or the water that is present in the TPBARs. This relatively comprehensive review of available data indicates that elemental cobalt and copper and molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) may have the requisite properties to capture zinc and yet not be adversely affected by the extraction gases and should be considered for testing.

  5. Thermodynamic data bases for multivalent elements: An example for ruthenium

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    Rard, J.A.

    1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A careful consideration and understanding of fundamental chemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics is absolutely essential when modeling predominance regions and solubility behavior of elements that exhibit a wide range of valence states. Examples of this are given using the ruthenium-water system at 298.15 K, for which a critically assessed thermochemical data base is available. Ruthenium exhibits the widest range of known aqueous solution valence states. Known solid anhydrous binary oxides of ruthenium are crystalline RuO/sub 2/, RuO/sub 4/, and possibly RuO/sub 3/ (thin film), and known hydroxides/hydrated oxides (all amorphous) are Ru(OH)/sub 3/ . H/sub 2/O, RuO/sub 2/ . 2H/sub 2/O, RuO/sub 2/ . H/sub 2/O, and a poorly characterized Ru(V) hydrous oxide. Although the other oxides, hydroxides, and hydrous oxides are generally obtained as precipitates from aqueous solutions, they are thermodynamically unstable with regard to RuO/sub 2/(cr) formation. Characterized aqueous species of ruthenium include RuO/sub 4/ (which slowly oxidizes water and which dissociates as a weak acid), RuO/sub 4//sup -/ and RuO/sub 4//sup 2 -/ (which probably contain lesser amounts of RuO/sub 3/(OH)/sub 2//sup -/ and RuO/sub 3/(OH)/sub 2//sup 2 -/, respectively, and other species), Ru(OH)/sub 2//sup 2 +/, Ru/sub 4/(OH)/sub 12//sup 4 +/, Ru(OH)/sub 4/, Ru/sup 3 +/, Ru(OH)/sup 2 +/, Ru(OH)/sub 2//sup +/, Ru/sup 2 +/, and some hydroxytetramers with formal ruthenium valences of 3.75 greater than or equal to Z greater than or equal to 2.0. Potential pH diagrams of the predominance regions change significantly with concentration due to polymerization/depolymerization reactions. Failure to consider the known chemistry of ruthenium can yield large differences in predicted solubilities.

  6. Hamiltonian thermodynamics of three-dimensional dilatonic black holes

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    Dias, Goncalo A. S.; Lemos, Jose P. S. [Centro Multidisciplinar de Astrofisica-CENTRA, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico-IST, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa-UTL, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal)

    2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The action for a class of three-dimensional dilaton-gravity theories with a negative cosmological constant can be recast in a Brans-Dicke type action, with its free {omega} parameter. These theories have static spherically symmetric black holes. Those with well formulated asymptotics are studied through a Hamiltonian formalism, and their thermodynamical properties are found out. The theories studied are general relativity ({omega}{yields}{infinity}), a dimensionally reduced cylindrical four-dimensional general relativity theory ({omega}=0), and a theory representing a class of theories ({omega}=-3). The Hamiltonian formalism is set up in three dimensions through foliations on the right region of the Carter-Penrose diagram, with the bifurcation 1-sphere as the left boundary, and anti-de Sitter infinity as the right boundary. The metric functions on the foliated hypersurfaces are the canonical coordinates. The Hamiltonian action is written, the Hamiltonian being a sum of constraints. One finds a new action which yields an unconstrained theory with one pair of canonical coordinates (M,P{sub M}), M being the mass parameter and P{sub M} its conjugate momenta The resulting Hamiltonian is a sum of boundary terms only. A quantization of the theory is performed. The Schroedinger evolution operator is constructed, the trace is taken, and the partition function of the canonical ensemble is obtained. The black hole entropies differ, in general, from the usual quarter of the horizon area due to the dilaton.

  7. Discovering the New Standard Model: Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos

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    V. Cianciolo; A. B. Balantekin; A. Bernstein; V. Cirigliano; M. D. Cooper; D. J. Dean; S. R. Elliott; B. W. Filippone; S. J. Freedman; G. L. Greene; K. M. Heeger; D. W. Hertzog; B. R. Holstein; P. Huffman; T. Ito; K. Kumar; Z. -T. Lu; J. S. Nico; G. D. Orebi Gann; K. Paschke; A. Piepke; B. Plaster; D. Pocanic; A. W. P. Poon; D. C. Radford; M. J. Ramsey-Musolf; R. G. H. Robertson; G. Savard; K. Scholberg; Y. Semertzidis; J. F. Wilkerson

    2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This White Paper describes recent progress and future opportunities in the area of fundamental symmetries and neutrinos.

  8. Discovering the New Standard Model: Fundamental Symmetries and Neutrinos

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    Cianciolo, V; Bernstein, A; Cirigliano, V; Cooper, M D; Dean, D J; Elliott, S R; Filippone, B W; Freedman, S J; Greene, G L; Heeger, K M; Hertzog, D W; Holstein, B R; Huffman, P; Ito, T; Kumar, K; Lu, Z -T; Nico, J S; Gann, G D Orebi; Paschke, K; Piepke, A; Plaster, B; Pocanic, D; Poon, A W P; Radford, D C; Ramsey-Musolf, M J; Robertson, R G H; Savard, G; Scholberg, K; Semertzidis, Y; Wilkerson, J F

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This White Paper describes recent progress and future opportunities in the area of fundamental symmetries and neutrinos.

  9. BE 436, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Course Information, Spring 2013

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    Vajda, Sandor

    BE 436, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Course Information, Spring 2013 Course Description, and Huebsch (2008) Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, Sixth Edition, John Wiley. Instructor Edward R. Damiano%) #12;BE 436, Fundamentals of Fluids Mechanics Course Syllabus, Spring 2013 ­ Fluid statics

  10. Is G a conversion factor or a fundamental unit?

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    G. Fiorentini; L. Okun; M. Vysotsky

    2001-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    By using fundamental units c, h, G as conversion factors one can easily transform the dimensions of all observables. In particular one can make them all ``geometrical'', or dimensionless. However this has no impact on the fact that there are three fundamental units, G being one of them. Only experiment can tell us whether G is basically fundamental.

  11. Diagnostics based on thermodynamic analysis of performance of steam turbines: case histories

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    Tirone, G.; Arrighi, L.; Bonifacino, L.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to describe some types of failures which have occurred with the ENEL stock of fossil-fuel steam turbines over the last 5--7 years. This paper also presents the corresponding thermodynamic analysis of turbine parameters which permitted failure diagnosis and pre-scheduled opening of the turbine. The examined failures concern: in-service rupture of the bell seal retainer nut between the SH steam inlet sleeves and the inner HP/IP cylinder, on turbines with a main steam inlet system with bell seals; incorrect assembly of pressure seal rings between steam inlet sleeves and the inner cylinder on turbines with a main steam inlet system with pressure seal rings during a scheduled outage; and steam flow path restriction in IP turbine inlet. Thermodynamic failure analysis and the subsequent analysis of turbine damage (mechanical and financial) enabled condition-based maintenance operations to be carried out.

  12. Thermodynamics of black holes in $(n+1)$-dimensional Einstein-Born-Infeld dilaton gravity

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    A. Sheykhi; N. Riazi

    2006-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a new class of $(n+1)$-dimensional $(n\\geq3)$ black hole solutions in Einstein-Born-Infeld-dilaton gravity with Liouville-type potential for the dilaton field and investigate their properties. These solutions are neither asymptotically flat nor (anti)-de Sitter. We find that these solutions can represent black holes, with inner and outer event horizons, an extreme black hole or a naked singularity provided the parameters of the solutions are chosen suitably. We compute the thermodynamic quantities of the black hole solutions and find that these quantities satisfy the first law of thermodynamics. We also perform stability analysis and investigate the effect of dilaton on the stability of the solutions.

  13. Development of a new radiometer for the thermodynamic measurement of high temperature fixed points

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    Dury, M. R.; Goodman, T. M.; Lowe, D. H.; Machin, G.; Woolliams, E. R. [National Physical Laboratory, Teddington (United Kingdom)] [National Physical Laboratory, Teddington (United Kingdom)

    2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new radiometer to measure the thermodynamic melting point temperatures of high temperature fixed points with ultra-low uncertainties. In comparison with the NPL's Absolute Radiation Thermometer (ART), the 'THermodynamic Optical Radiometer' (THOR) is more portable and compact, with a much lower size-of-source effect and improved performance in other parameters such as temperature sensitivity. It has been designed for calibration as a whole instrument via the radiance method, removing the need to calibrate the individual subcomponents, as required by ART, and thereby reducing uncertainties. In addition, the calibration approach has been improved through a new integrating sphere that has been designed to have greater uniformity.

  14. Thermodynamics of black holes in (n+1)-dimensional Einstein-Born-Infeld-dilaton gravity

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    Sheykhi, A. [Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454 (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Physics Department, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Riazi, N. [Physics Department and Biruni Observatory, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct a new class of (n+1)-dimensional (n{>=}3) black hole solutions in Einstein-Born-Infeld-dilaton gravity with Liouville-type potential for the dilaton field and investigate their properties. These solutions are neither asymptotically flat nor (anti)-de Sitter. We find that these solutions can represent black holes, with inner and outer event horizons, an extreme black hole, or a naked singularity provided the parameters of the solutions are chosen suitably. We compute the thermodynamic quantities of the black hole solutions and find that these quantities satisfy the first law of thermodynamics. We also perform a stability analysis and investigate the effect of dilaton on the stability of the solutions.

  15. Generalized second law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Abdolmaleki, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modified gravity and generalized second law (GSL) of thermodynamics are interesting topics in the modern cosmology. In this regard, we investigate the GSL of gravitational thermodynamics in the framework of modified Gauss-Bonnet gravity or f(G)-gravity. We consider a spatially FRW universe filled with the matter and radiation enclosed by the dynamical apparent horizon with the Hawking temperature. For two viable f(G) models, we first numerically solve the set of differential equations governing the dynamics of f(G)-gravity. Then, we obtain the evolutions of the Hubble parameter, the Gauss-Bonnet curvature invariant term, the density and equation of state parameters as well as the deceleration parameter. In addition, we check the energy conditions for both models and finally examine the validity of the GSL. For the selected f(G) models, we conclude that both models have a stable de Sitter attractor. The equation of state parameters behave quite similar to those of the LCDM model in the radiation/matter dominat...

  16. Thermodynamics and evaporation of the noncommutative black hole

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    Yun Soo Myung; Yong-Wan Kim; Young-Jai Park

    2007-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the thermodynamics of the noncommutative black hole whose static picture is similar to that of the nonsingular black hole known as the de Sitter-Schwarzschild black hole. It turns out that the final remnant of extremal black hole is a thermodynamically stable object. We describe the evaporation process of this black hole by using the noncommutativity-corrected Vaidya metric. It is found that there exists a close relationship between thermodynamic approach and evaporation process.

  17. Continuum Thermodynamics of the SU(N) Gauge Theory

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    Saumen Datta; Sourendu Gupta

    2010-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamics of the deconfined phase of the SU(N) gauge theory is studied. Careful study is made of the approach to the continuum limit. The latent heat of the deconfinement transition is studied, for the theories with 3, 4 and 6 colors. Continuum estimates of various thermodynamic quantities are studied, and the approach to conformality investigated. The bulk thermodynamic quantities at different N are compared, to investigate the validity of 't Hooft scaling at these values of N.

  18. Can the fluctuations of a black hole be treated thermodynamically?

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    Kostyantyn Ropotenko

    2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the temperature of a typical Schwarzschild black hole is very low, some doubts are raised about whether the fluctuations of the black hole can be treated thermodynamically. It is shown that this is not the case: the thermodynamic fluctuations of a black hole are considerably larger than the corresponding quantum fluctuations. Moreover the ratio of the mean square thermodynamic fluctuation to the corresponding quantum fluctuation can be interpreted as a number of the effective constituents of a black hole.

  19. Thermodynamical description of the interacting new agegraphic dark energy

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    A. Sheykhi; M. R. Setare

    2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the thermodynamical interpretation of the interaction between new agegraphic dark energy and dark matter in a non-flat universe. When new agegraphic dark energy and dark matter evolve separately, each of them remains in thermodynamic equilibrium. As soon as an interaction between them is taken into account, their thermodynamical interpretation changes by a stable thermal fluctuation. We obtain a relation between the interaction term of the dark components and this thermal fluctuation.

  20. BE.011J Statistical Thermodynamics of Biomolecular Systems, Spring 2004

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    Hamad-Schifferli, Kimberly

    This course provides an introduction to the physical chemistry of biological systems. Topics include: connection of macroscopic thermodynamic properties to microscopic molecular properties using statistical mechanics, ...

  1. Ab Initio Thermodynamic Model for Magnesium Carbonates and Hydrates...

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    minerals has been developed using density-functional theory linked to macroscopic thermodynamics through the experimental chemical potentials for MgO, water, and CO2. Including...

  2. Thermodynamics of Friedmann Equation and Masslike Function in General Braneworld

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    Tao Zhu; Ji-Rong Ren; Shu-Fan Mo

    2009-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the generalized procedure proposed by \\emph{Wu et al}\\cite{wu} recently, we construct the first law of thermodynamics on apparent horizon in a general braneworld model with curvature correction terms on the brane and in the bulk, respectively. The explicit entropy formulary of apparent horizon in the general braneworld is worked out. We also discuss the masslike function which associated with a new type first law of thermodynamics of the general braneworld in detail. We analyze the difference between the conventional thermodynamics and the new type thermodynamics on apparent horizon. At last, the discussions about the physical meanings of the masslike function have also been given.

  3. 3.205 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials, Fall 2003

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    Allen, Samuel M.

    Laws of thermodynamics applied to materials and materials processes. Solution theory. Equilibrium diagrams. Overview of fluid transport processes. Kinetics of processes that occur in materials, including diffusion, phase ...

  4. Thermodynamic Guidelines for the Prediction of Hydrogen Storage...

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    Thermodynamic guidelines for the prediction of hydrogen storage reactions and their application to destabilized hydride mixtures Hydrogen Storage & Nanoscale Modeling Group Ford...

  5. SciTech Connect: Thermodynamic and transport properties of sodium...

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    on thermophysical properties of sodium have been included in this critical assessment. Thermodynamic properties of sodium liquid and vapor that have been assessed...

  6. approaching thermodynamic property: Topics by E-print Network

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    systems are studied from the thermodynamical point of view unifying the principle of maximum informational entropy and the hypothesis of relaxation times hierarchy. The result...

  7. Fundamentals of materials accounting for nuclear safeguards

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    Pillay, K.K.S. (comp.)

    1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials accounting is essential to providing the necessary assurance for verifying the effectiveness of a safeguards system. The use of measurements, analyses, records, and reports to maintain knowledge of the quantities of nuclear material present in a defined area of a facility and the use of physical inventories and materials balances to verify the presence of special nuclear materials are collectively known as materials accounting for nuclear safeguards. This manual, prepared as part of the resource materials for the Safeguards Technology Training Program of the US Department of Energy, addresses fundamental aspects of materials accounting, enriching and complementing them with the first-hand experiences of authors from varied disciplines. The topics range from highly technical subjects to site-specific system designs and policy discussions. This collection of papers is prepared by more than 25 professionals from the nuclear safeguards field. Representing research institutions, industries, and regulatory agencies, the authors create a unique resource for the annual course titled ''Materials Accounting for Nuclear Safeguards,'' which is offered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  8. Quark mass thresholds in QCD thermodynamics

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    M. Laine; Y. Schroder

    2006-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss radiative corrections to how quark mass thresholds are crossed, as a function of the temperature, in basic thermodynamic observables such as the pressure, the energy and entropy densities, and the heat capacity of high temperature QCD. The indication from leading order that the charm quark plays a visible role at surprisingly low temperatures, is confirmed. We also sketch a way to obtain phenomenological estimates relevant for generic expansion rate computations at temperatures between the QCD and electroweak scales, pointing out where improvements over the current knowledge are particularly welcome.

  9. Low-temperature thermodynamics with quantum coherence

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    Varun Narasimhachar; Gilad Gour

    2014-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We find a new characterization of low-temperature processes, which we call "cooling processes", incorporating quantum coherence in the model of thermodynamics for the first time. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the feasibility of state transitions under cooling processes. We also rigorously confirm the intuitive robustness of coherence against low-temperature thermal noise. Additionally, we develop the low-temperature "Gibbs-preserving" model, and by comparing our results on the two models, we argue that the latter is a poor approximation to physical processes.

  10. Some remarks on black hole thermodynamics

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    R. Y. Chiao

    2011-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Two thermodynamic "paradoxes" of black hole physics are re-examined. The first is that there is a thermal instability involving two coupled blackbody cavities containing two black holes, and second is that a classical black hole can swallow up entropy in the form of ambient blackbody photons without increasing its mass. The resolution of the second paradox by Bekenstein and by Hawking is re-visited. The link between Hawking radiation and Wigner's superluminal tunneling time is discussed using two equivalent Feynman diagrams, and Feynman's re-interpretation principle.

  11. Recent Progress in Lattice QCD Thermodynamics

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    Carleton DeTar

    2008-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This review gives a critical assessment of the current state of lattice simulations of QCD thermodynamics and what it teaches us about hot hadronic matter. It outlines briefly lattice methods for studying QCD at nonzero temperature and zero baryon number density with particular emphasis on assessing and reducing cutoff effects. It discusses a variety of difficulties with methods for determining the transition temperature. It uses results reported recently in the literature and at this conference for illustration, especially those from a major study carried out by the HotQCD collaboration.

  12. Thermodynamics of Few-Particle Systems

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    Vasily E. Tarasov

    2007-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the wide class of few-particle systems that have some analog of the thermodynamic laws. These systems are characterized by the distributions that are determined by the Hamiltonian and satisfy the Liouville equation. Few-particle systems of this class are described by a non-holonomic constraint: the power of non-potential forces is directly proportional to the velocity of the elementary phase volume change. The coefficient of this proportionality is determined by the Hamiltonian. In the general case, the examples of the few-particle systems of this class are the constant temperature systems, canonical-dissipative systems, and Fermi-Bose classical systems.

  13. Measurements of Fundamental Fluid Physics of SNF Storage Canisters

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    Condie, Keith Glenn; Mc Creery, Glenn Ernest; McEligot, Donald Marinus

    2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the University of Idaho, Ohio State University and Clarksean Associates, this research program has the long-term goal to develop reliable predictive techniques for the energy, mass and momentum transfer plus chemical reactions in drying / passivation (surface oxidation) operations in the transfer and storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from wet to dry storage. Such techniques are needed to assist in design of future transfer and storage systems, prediction of the performance of existing and proposed systems and safety (re)evaluation of systems as necessary at later dates. Many fuel element geometries and configurations are accommodated in the storage of spent nuclear fuel. Consequently, there is no one generic fuel element / assembly, storage basket or canister and, therefore, no single generic fuel storage configuration. One can, however, identify generic flow phenomena or processes which may be present during drying or passivation in SNF canisters. The objective of the INEEL tasks was to obtain fundamental measurements of these flow processes in appropriate parameter ranges.

  14. Development and evaluation of a thermodynamic dataset for phases of interest in CO2 mineral sequestration in basaltic rocks

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    Aradottir, E.S.P.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    evaluation of a thermodynamic dataset for phases of interestKeywords: Thermodynamic dataset CO2–water– basaltABSTRACT A thermodynamic dataset describing 36 mineral

  15. Stochastic thermodynamics, fluctuation theorems, and molecular machines

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    Udo Seifert

    2012-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Stochastic thermodynamics as reviewed here systematically provides a framework for extending the notions of classical thermodynamics like work, heat and entropy production to the level of individual trajectories of well-defined non-equilibrium ensembles. It applies whenever a non-equilibrium process is still coupled to one (or several) heat bath(s) of constant temperature. Paradigmatic systems are single colloidal particles in time-dependent laser traps, polymers in external flow, enzymes and molecular motors in single molecule assays, small biochemical networks and thermoelectric devices involving single electron transport. For such systems, a first-law like energy balance can be identified along fluctuating trajectories. Various integral and detailed fluctuation theorems, which are derived here in a unifying approach from one master theorem, constrain the probability distributions for work, heat and entropy production depending on the nature of the system and the choice of non-equilibrium conditions. For non-equilibrium steady states, particularly strong results hold like a generalized fluctuation-dissipation theorem involving entropy production. Ramifications and applications of these concepts include optimal driving between specified states in finite time, the role of measurement-based feedback processes and the relation between dissipation and irreversibility. Efficiency and, in particular, efficiency at maximum power, can be discussed systematically beyond the linear response regime for two classes of molecular machines, isothermal ones like molecular motors, and heat engines like thermoelectric devices, using a common framework based on a cycle decomposition of entropy production.

  16. Conservation-dissipation formalism of irreversible thermodynamics

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    Yi Zhu; Liu Hong; Zaibao Yang; Wen-An Yong

    2014-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a conservation-dissipation formalism (CDF) for coarse-grained descriptions of irreversible processes. This formalism is based on a stability criterion for non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The criterion ensures that non-equilibrium states tend to equilibrium in long time. As a systematic methodology, CDF provides a feasible procedure in choosing non-equilibrium state variables and determining their evolution equations. The equations derived in CDF have a unified elegant form. They are globally hyperbolic, allow a convenient definition of weak solutions, and are amenable to existing numerics. More importantly, CDF is a genuinely nonlinear formalism and works for systems far away from equilibrium. With this formalism, we formulate novel thermodynamics theories for heat conduction in rigid bodies and non-isothermal compressible Maxwell fluid flows as two typical examples. In these examples, the non-equilibrium variables are exactly the conjugate variables of the heat fluxes or stress tensors. The new theory generalizes Cattaneo's law or Maxwell's law in a regularized and nonlinear fashion.

  17. Fundamentals of Mercury Oxidation in Flue Gas

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    JoAnn S. Lighty; Geoffrey Silcox; Andrew Fry; Constance Senior; Joseph Helble; Balaji Krishnakumar

    2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this project is to understand the importance of and the contribution of gas-phase and solid-phase coal constituents in the mercury oxidation reactions. The project involves both experimental and modeling efforts. The team is comprised of the University of Utah, Reaction Engineering International, and the University of Connecticut. The objective is to determine the experimental parameters of importance in the homogeneous and heterogeneous oxidation reactions; validate models; and, improve existing models. Parameters to be studied include HCl, NO{sub x}, and SO{sub 2} concentrations, ash constituents, and temperature. This report summarizes Year 2 results for the experimental and modeling tasks. Experiments in the mercury reactor are underway and interesting results suggested that a more comprehensive look at catalyzed surface reactions was needed. Therefore, much of the work has focused on the heterogeneous reactions. In addition, various chemical kinetic models have been explored in an attempt to explain some discrepancies between this modeling effort and others.

  18. EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Fall 2013) Thermodynamics is the study of processes (e.g., expansion of a gas, boiling of water, or diffusion

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    Vajda, Sandor

    EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Fall 2013) Thermodynamics is the study in order to take place? We will study the thermodynamics of two types of processes: mechanical, or the chemical conversion of glucose into useful work), and a good understanding of thermodynamics is essential

  19. EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Spring 2013) Thermodynamics is the study of processes (e.g., expansion of a gas, boiling of water, or diffusion

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    Vajda, Sandor

    EK424 THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL MECHANICS (Spring 2013) Thermodynamics is the study in order to take place? We will study the thermodynamics of two types of processes: mechanical, or the chemical conversion of glucose into useful work), and a good understanding of thermodynamics is essential

  20. Generalized second law of thermodynamics in f(T) gravity

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    Karami, K.; Abdolmaleki, A., E-mail: KKarami@uok.ac.ir, E-mail: AAbdolmaleki@uok.ac.ir [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran St., Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the validity of the generalized second law (GSL) of gravitational thermodynamics in the framework of f(T) modified teleparallel gravity. We consider a spatially flat FRW universe containing only the pressureless matter. The boundary of the universe is assumed to be enclosed by the Hubble horizon. For two viable f(T) models containing f(T) = T+?{sub 1}((?T)){sup n} and f(T) = T??{sub 2}T(1?e{sup ?T{sub 0}/T}), we first calculate the effective equation of state and deceleration parameters. Then, (we investigate the null and strong energy conditions and conclude that a sudden future singularity appears in both models. Furthermore, using a cosmographic analysis we check the viability of two models. Finally, we examine the validity of the GSL and find that for both models it) is satisfied from the early times to the present epoch. But in the future, the GSL is violated for the special ranges of the torsion scalar T.

  1. Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermodynamic Properties in Uranium Dioxide

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    Wang, Xiangyu; Wu, Bin; Gao, Fei; Li, Xin; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Akinlalu, Ademola V.; Liu, L.

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the present study, we investigated the thermodynamic properties of uranium dioxide (UO2) by molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. As for solid UO2, the lattice parameter, density, and enthalpy obtained by MD simulations were in good agreement with existing experimental data and previous theoretical predictions. The calculated thermal conductivities matched the experiment results at the midtemperature range but were underestimated at very low and very high temperatures. The calculation results of mean square displacement represented the stability of uranium at all temperatures and the high mobility of oxygen toward 3000 K. By fitting the diffusivity constant of oxygen with the Vogel-Fulcher-Tamman law, we noticed a secondary phase transition near 2006.4 K, which can be identified as a ‘‘strong’’ to ‘‘fragile’’ supercooled liquid or glass phase transition in UO2. By fitting the oxygen diffusion constant with the Arrhenius equation, activation energies of 2.0 and 2.7 eV that we obtained were fairly close to the recommended values of 2.3 to 2.6 eV. Xiangyu Wang, Bin Wu, Fei Gao, Xin Li, Xin Sun, Mohammed A. Khaleel, Ademola V. Akinlalu and Li Liu

  2. Performance bounds on matched-field methods for source localization and estimation of ocean environmental parameters

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    Xu, Wen, 1967-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Matched-field methods concern estimation of source location and/or ocean environmental parameters by exploiting full wave modeling of acoustic waveguide propagation. Typical estimation performance demonstrates two fundamental ...

  3. Thermodynamics of finite magnetic two-isomer systems Peter Borrmann, Heinrich Stamerjohanns,a)

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    Thermodynamics of finite magnetic two-isomer systems Peter Borrmann, Heinrich Stamerjohanns Carlo simulations to investigate the thermodynamical behavior of aggregates consisting of few thermodynamically the nature of the transition between the ring and the chain ``phase.'' © 1999 American Institute

  4. Thermodynamics based stabilitization of CSTR networks H. Hoang, F. Couenne, Y. Le Gorrec and D. Dochain

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Thermodynamics based stabilitization of CSTR networks H. Hoang, F. Couenne, Y. Le Gorrec and D. Dochain Abstract-- This paper shows that any potential function fulfilling certain thermodynamic stability the theoretical developments. Keywords. Irreversible thermodynamics, CSTR networks, Port Hamiltonian systems

  5. The fundamental solution of the unidirectional pulse propagation equation

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    Babushkin, I. [Institute of Mathematics, Humboldt University, Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin (Germany)] [Institute of Mathematics, Humboldt University, Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Bergé, L. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)] [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The fundamental solution of a variant of the three-dimensional wave equation known as “unidirectional pulse propagation equation” (UPPE) and its paraxial approximation is obtained. It is shown that the fundamental solution can be presented as a projection of a fundamental solution of the wave equation to some functional subspace. We discuss the degree of equivalence of the UPPE and the wave equation in this respect. In particular, we show that the UPPE, in contrast to the common belief, describes wave propagation in both longitudinal and temporal directions, and, thereby, its fundamental solution possesses a non-causal character.

  6. A fundamental study on hybrid geothermal energy systems.

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    Zhou, Cheng

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ??Research Doctorate - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) This thesis focuses on a fundamental study of hybrid geothermal energy systems, in which geothermal energy is hybridised… (more)

  7. Fundamental study of the relationship of austenite-ferrite transformat...

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    More Documents & Publications Fundamental study of the relationship of austenite-ferrite transformation details to austenite retention in carbon steels Vehicle Technologies...

  8. COLLOQUIUM: Type II Solar Radio Bursts: From Fundamental Plasma...

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    Auditorium COLLOQUIUM: Type II Solar Radio Bursts: From Fundamental Plasma Physics to Space Weather Research Professor Iver Cairns University of Sydney - School of Physics For...

  9. Fundamental Approach to Electrode Fabrication and Failure Analysis

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    Fundamental Approach to Electrode Fabrication and Failure Analysis Vince Battaglia LBNL May 11, 2011 This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential, or otherwise...

  10. Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Fundamentals Self-Study Guide Review...

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    Oak Ridge Operations Nuclear Facility Safety Basis Fundamentals Self-Study Guide Review Questions Name: Organization: Directions: This is an open-book evaluation. Complete the...

  11. Uncovering Fundamental Ash-Formation Mechanisms and Potential...

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    illustrate ash particle growth and formation pathways, and influence of lubricant chemistry and exhaust conditions on fundamental ash properties deer12kamp.pdf More Documents...

  12. CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor

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    CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security and Technology (NIST) recently issued a new guide that tailors basic information on cybersecurity to the specific

  13. Chelation: A Fundamental Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors...

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    Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors, AGE Breakers, and Other Inhibitors of Diabetes Complications. Chelation: A Fundamental Mechanism of Action of AGE Inhibitors, AGE...

  14. The Frenkel Line: a direct experimental evidence for the new thermodynamic boundary

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    Bolmatov, Dima; Zav'yalov, D; Tkachev, S N; Cunsolo, A; Cai, Y Q

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Supercritical fluids play a significant role in elucidating fundamental aspects of liquid matter under extreme conditions. They have been extensively studied at pressures and temperatures relevant to various industrial applications. However, much less is known about the structural behaviour of supercritical fluids and no structural crossovers have been observed in static compression experiments in any temperature and pressure ranges beyond the critical point. The structure of supercritical state is currently perceived to be uniform everywhere on the phase diagram, and to change only in a monotonic way while moving along any pressure and temperature path beyond the critical point and its neighborhood. Conversely, we observe structural crossovers in a deeply supercritical sample through diffraction measurements in a diamond anvil cell and discover a new thermodynamic boundary on the pressure-temperature diagram. We explain the existence of these crossovers in the framework of the phonon theory of liquids using ...

  15. Thermodynamics and the naked singularity in the Gamma-metric

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    K. Lochan; D. Malafarina; T. P. Singh

    2010-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate a possible way of establishing a parallel between the third law of black hole mechanics, and the strong version of the third law of thermodynamics. We calculate the surface gravity and area for a naked singular null surface in the Gamma-metric and explain in what sense this behaviour violates thermodynamics.

  16. Thermodynamics and Finite size scaling in Scalar Field Theory

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    Debasish Banerjee; Saumen Datta; Sourendu Gupta

    2008-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work we consider the 1-component real scalar $\\phi^4$ theory in 4 space-time dimensions on the lattice and investigate the finite size scaling of thermodynamic quantities to study whether the thermodynamic limit is attained. The results are obtained for the symmetric phase of the theory.

  17. Thermodynamic Analysis of a single chamber Microbial Eric A. Zielke

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    Thermodynamic Analysis of a single chamber Microbial Fuel Cell Eric A. Zielke May 5, 2006 #12;Microbial Fuel Cell Zielke ii List of Tables 1 First Law Thermodynamic Efficiencies from Experimental Data . . . . . . . 9 #12;Microbial Fuel Cell Zielke iii List of Figures 1 Representation of Anaerobic (anode portion

  18. Molecular Thermodynamic Modeling of Droplet-Type Microemulsions

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    a molecular thermodynamic theory for droplet-type microemulsions, both water-in-oil and oil/W) or spherical water droplets dispersed in a continuous medium of oil (water-in-oil microemulsions, W/O). The OMolecular Thermodynamic Modeling of Droplet-Type Microemulsions Livia A. Moreira and Abbas

  19. Notes on the Generalised Second Law of Thermodynamics

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    S. -T. Sung

    1997-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Several comments are given to previous proofs of the generalised second law of thermodynamics: black hole entropy plus ordinary matter entropy never decreases for a thermally closed system. Arguments in favour of its truism are given in the spirit of conventional thermodynamics.

  20. Thermodynamical Consistency of Excluded Volume Hadron Gas Models

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    M. I. Gorenstein

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The new excluded volume hadron gas model by Singh et al. [1-7] is critically discussed. We demonstrate that in this model the results obtained from relations between thermodynamical quantities disagree with the corresponding results obtained by statistical ensemble averaging. Thus, the model does not satisfy the requirements of thermodynamical consistency.

  1. Analytical thermodynamics of a strongly attractive three-component Fermi gas in one dimension

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    He Peng [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Yin Xiangguo; Wang Yupeng [Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Guan Xiwen [Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Batchelor, Murray T. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia); Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)

    2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultracold three-component atomic Fermi gases in one dimension are expected to exhibit rich physics due to the presence of trions and different pairing states. Quantum phase transitions from the trion state into a paired phase and a normal Fermi liquid occur at zero temperature. We derive the analytical thermodynamics of strongly attractive three-component one-dimensional fermions with SU(3) symmetry via the thermodynamic Bethe ansatz method in unequal Zeeman splitting fields H{sub 1} and H{sub 2}. We find explicitly that for low temperature the system acts like either a two-component or a three-component Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid dependent on the system parameters. The phase diagrams for the chemical potential and specific heat are presented for illustrative values of the Zeeman splitting. We also demonstrate that crossover between different Tomonaga-Luttinger-liquid phases exhibit singular behavior in specific heat and entropy as the temperature tends to zero. Beyond Tomonaga-Luttinger-liquid physics, we obtain the equation of state which provides a precise description of universal thermodynamics and quantum criticality in three-component, strongly attractive Fermi gases.

  2. Weyl's principle, cosmic time and quantum fundamentalism

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    Svend E. Rugh; Henrik Zinkernagel

    2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the necessary physical underpinnings for setting up the cosmological standard model with a global cosmic time parameter. In particular, we discuss the role of Weyl's principle which asserts that cosmic matter moves according to certain regularity requirements. After a brief historical introduction to Weyl's principle we argue that although the principle is often not explicitly mentioned in modern standard texts on cosmology, it is implicitly assumed and is, in fact, necessary for a physically well-defined notion of cosmic time. We finally point out that Weyl's principle might be in conflict with the wide-spread idea that the universe at some very early stage can be described exclusively in terms of quantum theory.

  3. Weyl's principle, cosmic time and quantum fundamentalism

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    Rugh, Svend E

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the necessary physical underpinnings for setting up the cosmological standard model with a global cosmic time parameter. In particular, we discuss the role of Weyl's principle which asserts that cosmic matter moves according to certain regularity requirements. After a brief historical introduction to Weyl's principle we argue that although the principle is often not explicitly mentioned in modern standard texts on cosmology, it is implicitly assumed and is, in fact, necessary for a physically well-defined notion of cosmic time. We finally point out that Weyl's principle might be in conflict with the wide-spread idea that the universe at some very early stage can be described exclusively in terms of quantum theory.

  4. Thermodynamics in f(R,T) Theory of Gravity

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    M. Sharif; M. Zubair

    2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-equilibrium picture of thermodynamics is discussed at the apparent horizon of FRW universe in $f(R,T)$ gravity, where $R$ is the Ricci scalar and $T$ is the trace of the energy-momentum tensor. We take two forms of the energy-momentum tensor of dark components and demonstrate that equilibrium description of thermodynamics is not achievable in both cases. We check the validity of the first and second law of thermodynamics in this scenario. It is shown that the Friedmann equations can be expressed in the form of first law of thermodynamics $T_hdS'_h+T_hd_{\\jmath}S'=-dE'+W'dV$, where $d_{\\jmath}S'$ is the entropy production term. Finally, we conclude that the second law of thermodynamics holds both in phantom and non-phantom phases.

  5. Beyond heat baths II: Framework for generalized thermodynamic resource theories

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    Nicole Yunger Halpern

    2014-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Cutting-edge experiments, which involve the nano- and quantum scales, have been united with thermodynamics, which describes macroscopic systems, via resource theories. Resource theories have modeled small-scale exchanges of heat and information. Recently, the models were extended to particle exchanges, and a family of thermodynamic resource theories was proposed to model diverse baths, interactions, and free energies. This paper motivates and details the family's structure and prospective applications. How to model electrochemical, gravitational, magnetic, and other thermodynamic systems is explained. Szilard's engine and Landauer's Principle are generalized, as resourcefulness is shown to be convertible not only between informational and gravitational-energy forms, but also among varied physical degrees of freedom in the thermodynamic limit. Quantum operators associated with extensive variables offer opportunities to explore nonclassical noncommutation. This generalization of thermodynamic resource theories invites the modeling of realistic systems that might be harnessed to test small-scale statistical mechanics experimentally.

  6. The thermodynamics for a hadronic gas of fireballs with internal color structures and chiral fields

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    Ismail Zakout; Carsten Greiner

    2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermodynamical partition function for a gas of color-singlet bags consisting of fundamental and adjoint particles in both $U(N_c)$ and $SU(N_c)$ group representations is reviewed in detail. The constituent particle species are assumed to satisfy various thermodynamical statistics. The gas of bags is probed to study the phase transition for a nuclear matter in the extreme conditions. These bags are interpreted as the Hagedorn states and they are the highly excited hadronic states which are produced below the phase transition point to the quark-gluon plasma. The hadronic density of states has the Gross-Witten critical point and exhibits a third order phase transition from a hadronic phase dominated by the discrete low-lying hadronic mass spectrum particles to another hadronic phase dominated by the continuous Hagedorn states. The Hagedorn threshold production is found just above the highest known experimental discrete low-lying hadronic mass spectrum. The subsequent Hagedorn phase undergoes a first order deconfinement phase transition to an explosive quark-gluon plasma. The role of the chiral phase transition in the phases of the discrete low-lying mass spectrum and the continuous Hagedorn mass spectrum is also considered. It is found crucial in the phase transition diagram. Alternate scenarios are briefly discussed for the Hagedorn gas undergoes a higher order phase transition through multi-processes of internal color-flavor structure modification.

  7. A definition of thermodynamic entropy valid for non-equilibrium states and few-particle systems

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    Gian Paolo Beretta; Enzo Zanchini

    2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    From a new rigorous formulation of the general axiomatic foundations of thermodynamics we derive an operational definition of entropy that responds to the emergent need in many technological frameworks to understand and deploy thermodynamic entropy well beyond the traditional realm of equilibrium states of macroscopic systems. The new definition is achieved by avoiding to resort to the traditional concepts of "heat" (which restricts $a$ $priori$ the traditional definitions of entropy to the equilibrium domain) and of "thermal reservoir" (which restricts $in$ $practice$ our previous definitions of non-equilibrium entropy to the many-particle domain). The measurement procedure that defines entropy is free from intrinsic limitations and can be applied, $in$ $principle$, even to non-equilibrium states of few-particle systems, provided they are separable and uncorrelated. The construction starts from a previously developed set of carefully worded operational definitions for all the basic concepts. Then, through a new set of fully spelled-out fundamental hypotheses (four postulates and five assumptions) we derive the definitions of energy and entropy of any state, and of temperature of any stable equilibrium state. Finally, we prove the principle of entropy non-decrease, the additivity of entropy differences, the maximum entropy principle, and the impossibility of existence of a thermal reservoir.

  8. Particle absorption by black holes and the generalized second law of thermodynamics

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    Scott Funkhouser

    2010-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The change in entropy, /DeltaS, associated with the quasi-static absorption of a particle of energy u by a Schwarzschild black hole (ScBH) is approximately (u/T)-s, where T is the Hawking temperature of the black hole and s is the entropy of the particle. Motivated by the statistical interpretation of entropy, it is proposed here that absorption should be suppressed, but not forbidden, when /DeltaSabsorption cross-section to be sensitive to /DeltaS. A purely thermodynamic formulation of the probability for absorption is obtained from the standard relationship between microstates and entropy. If /DeltaS>>1 and s<fundamental physical unity between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics.

  9. Theory of Polymer Chains in Poor Solvent: Single-Chain Structure, Solution Thermodynamics and Theta Point

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    Rui Wang; Zhen-Gang Wang

    2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the language of the Flory chi parameter, we develop a theory that unifies the treatment of the single-chain structure and the solution thermodynamics of polymers in poor solvents. The structure of a globule and its melting thermodynamics is examined using the self-consistent filed theory. Our results show that the chain conformation involves three states prior to the globule-to-coil transition: the fully-collapsed globule, the swollen globule and the molten globule, which are distinguished by the core density and the interfacial thickness. By examining the chain-length dependence of the melting of the swollen globule, we find universal scaling behavior in the chain properties near the Theta point. The information of density profile and free energy of the globule is used in the dilute solution thermodynamics to study the phase equilibrium of polymer solution. Our results show different scaling behavior of the solubility of polymers in the dilute solution compared to the F-H theory, both in the chi dependence and the chain-length dependence. From the perspectives of single chain structure and solution thermodynamics, our results verifies the consistency of the Theta point defined by different criteria in the limit of infinite chain length: the disappearance of the second viral coefficient, the abrupt change in chain size and the critical point in the phase diagram of the polymer solution. Our results show the value of chi at the Theta point is 0.5 (for the case of equal monomer and solvent volume), which coincides with the value predicted from the F-H theory.

  10. E-Print Network 3.0 - aqueous thermodynamic properties Sample...

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    C7-267 Summary: , and the response to thermodynamic perturbation is best understood in terms of aqueous properties. Membrane proteins... -267 THERMODYNAMIC STUDIES OF...

  11. Thermodynamics in variable speed of light theories

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    Juan Racker; Pablo Sisterna; Hector Vucetich

    2009-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The perfect fluid in the context of a covariant variable speed of light theory proposed by J. Magueijo is studied. On the one hand the modified first law of thermodynamics together with a recipe to obtain equations of state are obtained. On the other hand the Newtonian limit is performed to obtain the nonrelativistic hydrostatic equilibrium equation for the theory. The results obtained are used to determine the time variation of the radius of Mercury induced by the variability of the speed of light ($c$), and the scalar contribution to the luminosity of white dwarfs. Using a bound for the change of that radius and combining it with an upper limit for the variation of the fine structure constant, a bound on the time variation of $c$ is set. An independent bound is obtained from luminosity estimates for Stein 2015B.

  12. Thermodynamics of pairing transition in hot nuclei

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    Lang Liu; Zhen-Hua Zhang; Peng-Wei Zhao

    2014-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The pairing correlations in hot nuclei $^{162}$Dy are investigated in terms of the thermodynamical properties by covariant density functional theory. The heat capacities $C_V$ are evaluated in the canonical ensemble theory and the paring correlations are treated by a shell-model-like approach, in which the particle number is conserved exactly. A S-shaped heat capacity curve, which agrees qualitatively with the experimental data, has been obtained and analyzed in details. It is found that the one-pair-broken states play crucial roles in the appearance of the S shape of the heat capacity curve. Moreover, due to the effect of the particle-number conservation, the pairing gap varies smoothly with the temperature, which indicates a gradual transition from the superfluid to the normal state.

  13. Thermodynamics in variable speed of light theories

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    Racker, Juan [CONICET, Centro Atomico Bariloche, Avenida Bustillo 9500 (8400), San Carlos De Bariloche (Argentina); Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N (1900), La Plata (Argentina); Sisterna, Pablo [Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Funes 3350 (7600), Mar del Plata (Argentina); Vucetich, Hector [Facultad de Ciencias Astronomicas y Geofisicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque S/N (1900), La Plata (Argentina)

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The perfect fluid in the context of a covariant variable speed of light theory proposed by J. Magueijo is studied. On the one hand the modified first law of thermodynamics together with a recipe to obtain equations of state are obtained. On the other hand the Newtonian limit is performed to obtain the nonrelativistic hydrostatic equilibrium equation for the theory. The results obtained are used to determine the time variation of the radius of Mercury induced by the variability of the speed of light (c), and the scalar contribution to the luminosity of white dwarfs. Using a bound for the change of that radius and combining it with an upper limit for the variation of the fine structure constant, a bound on the time variation of c is set. An independent bound is obtained from luminosity estimates for Stein 2015B.

  14. Polymeric Quantization and Black Hole Thermodynamics

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    M. A. Gorji; Kourosh Nozari; B. Vakili

    2014-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Polymer quantization is a non-standard representation of the quantum mechanics that inspired by loop quantum gravity. To study the associated statistical mechanics, one needs to find microstates' energies which are eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian operator in the polymer framework. But, this is not an easy task at all since the Hamiltonian takes a nonlinear form in polymer picture. In this paper, we introduce a semiclassical method in which it is not necessary to solve the eigenvalue problem. Instead, we work with the classical Hamiltonian function and the deformed density of states in the polymeric phase space. Implementing this method, we obtain the canonical partition function for the polymerized systems and we show that our results are in good agreement with those arising from full quantum considerations. Using the partition function, we study the thermodynamics of quantum Schwarzschild black hole and we obtain corrections to the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy due to loop quantum gravity effects.

  15. A Geometric, Dynamical Approach to Thermodynamics

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    Rugh, H H

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a geometric and dynamical approach to the micro-canonical ensemble of classical Hamiltonian systems. In a recent paper [Phys Rev Lett, vol 78, 772-774 (1997)] we showed that under general hypotheses the temperature defined in this ensemble is dynamically observable. Here we generalize the arguments and present simple, explicit formulas showing that also the specific heat and higher order derivatives of the entropy can be observed dynamically. Using perturbation theory we give asymptotic formulas through which the canonical ensemble, at least in principle, can be reconstructed from micro-canonical measurements only. We believe that our approach will prove useful in numerical simulations and provide a natural geometric and dynamical interpretation of the thermodynamics of classical Hamiltonian systems.

  16. Fundamental limit of nanophotonic light trapping in solar cells

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    Fan, Shanhui

    Fundamental limit of nanophotonic light trapping in solar cells Zongfu Yu1 , Aaswath Raman and is becoming increasingly urgent for current solar cell research. The standard theory of light trapping) Establishing the fundamental limit of nanophotonic light-trapping schemes is of paramount importance

  17. Plasma-Therm Workshop: Fundamentals of Plasma Processing (Etching & Deposition)

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    Martin, Jan M.L.

    The workshop will focus on the fundamentals of plasma etching and deposition. Lectures will includePlasma-Therm Workshop: Fundamentals of Plasma Processing (Etching & Deposition) Nanofabrication an introduction to vacuum technology, the basics of plasma and plasma reactors and an overview of mechanisms

  18. Ris-R-1336(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural

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    Risø-R-1336(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades - a Preproject Bent F. Sørensen for the sensors capability to detect the most important damage types in wind turbine blades. Three different

  19. Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline Review Panel Report 31 October 2002

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    Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline Review Panel Report 31 October 2002 The Fundamental Neutron Physics Beamline Review Panel met at the SNS Headquarters on October 17, 2002. We received presentations and astrophysics calculations such as the solar neutrino flux. Those quantities are also used in efforts

  20. Phase Behavior of Aqueous NA-K-MG-CA-CI-NO3 Mixtures: Isopiestic Measurements and Thermodynamic Modeling

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    M.S. Gruszkiewiez; D.A. Palmer; R.D. Springer; P. Wang; A. Anderko

    2006-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive model has been established for calculating thermodynamic properties of multicomponent aqueous systems containing the Na{sup +}, K{sup +}, Mg{sup 2+}, Ca{sup 2+}, Cl{sup -}, and NO{sub 3}{sup -} ions. The thermodynamic framework is based on a previously developed model for mixed-solvent electrolyte solutions. The framework has been designed to reproduce the properties of salt solutions at temperatures ranging from the freezing point to 300 C and concentrations ranging from infinite dilution to the fused salt limit. The model has been parameterized using a combination of an extensive literature database and new isopiestic measurements for thirteen salt mixtures at 140 C. The measurements have been performed using Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) previously designed gravimetric isopiestic apparatus, which makes it possible to detect solid phase precipitation. Water activities are reported for mixtures with a fixed ratio of salts as a function of the total apparent salt mole fraction. The isopiestic measurements reported here simultaneously reflect two fundamental properties of the system, i.e., the activity of water as a function of solution concentration and the occurrence of solid-liquid transitions. The thermodynamic model accurately reproduces the new isopiestic data as well as literature data for binary, ternary and higher-order subsystems. Because of its high accuracy in calculating vapor-liquid and solid-liquid equilibria, the model is suitable for studying deliquescence behavior of multicomponent salt systems.

  1. On the fundamental length of quantum geometry and the black hole entropy

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    M. Rainer

    1999-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The geometric operators of area, volume, and length, depend on a fundamental length l of quantum geometry which is a priori arbitrary rather than equal to the Planck length l_P. The fundamental length l and the Immirzi parameter $\\gamma$ determine each other. With any l the entropy formula is rendered most naturally in units of the length gap sqrt{{sqrt 3}/2} (sqrt{gamma} l). Independently of the choice of l, the black hole entropy derived from quantum geometry in the limit of classical geometry is completely consistent with the Bekenstein-Hawking form. The extremal limit of 1-puncture states of the quantum surface geometry corresponds rather to an extremal string than to a classical horizon.

  2. A Study of Universal Thermodynamics in Brane World Scenario

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    Saugata Mitra; Subhajit Saha; Subenoy Chakraborty

    2015-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of Universal thermodynamics is done in the frame work of RSII brane model and DGP brane scenario. The Universe is chosen as FRW model bounded by apparent or event horizon. Assuming extended Hawking temperature on the horizon, the unified first law is examined for perfect fluid (with constant equation of state) and modified Chaplygin gas model. As a result there is a modification of Bekenstein entropy on the horizons. Further the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics and thermodynamical equilibrium are also investigated.

  3. Thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in generalized gravity theories

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    Shao-Feng Wu; Bin Wang; Guo-Hong Yang

    2008-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a general procedure to construct the first law of thermodynamics on the apparent horizon and illustrate its validity by examining it in some extended gravity theories. Applying this procedure, we can describe the thermodynamics on the apparent horizon in Randall-Sundrum braneworld imbedded in a nontrivial bulk. We discuss the mass-like function which was used to link Friedmann equation to the first law of thermodynamics and obtain its special case which gives the generalized Misner-Sharp mass in Lovelock gravity.

  4. Thermodynamical properties of graphene in noncommutative phase-space

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    Victor Santos; R. V. Maluf; C. A. S. Almeida

    2014-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigated the thermodynamic properties of graphene in a noncommutative phase-space in the presence of a constant magnetic field. In particular, we determined the behaviour of the main thermodynamical functions: the Helmholtz free energy, the mean energy, the entropy and the specific heat. The high temperature limit is worked out and the thermodynamic quantities, such as mean energy and specific heat, exhibit the same features as the commutative case. Possible connections with the results already established in the literature are discussed briefly.

  5. A Study of Universal Thermodynamics in Brane World Scenario

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    Mitra, Saugata; Chakraborty, Subenoy

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of Universal thermodynamics is done in the frame work of RSII brane model and DGP brane scenario. The Universe is chosen as FRW model bounded by apparent or event horizon. Assuming extended Hawking temperature on the horizon, the unified first law is examined for perfect fluid (with constant equation of state) and modified Chaplygin gas model. As a result there is a modification of Bekenstein entropy on the horizons. Further the validity of the generalized second law of thermodynamics and thermodynamical equilibrium are also investigated.

  6. Fundamental properties of matter under extremeFundamental properties of matter under extreme conditionsconditions

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    .H.H. Hoffmann, V.E. Fortov et al. Phys. Plasmas 9 (2002) 3651. #12;Critical Parameters of Some Metals I. Rosmej3, T. Schlegel1, A. Tauschwitz3 and D.H.H. Hoffmann1,3 Target: Solid (cryogenic) hydrogen

  7. Thermodynamic Models for Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Nitrogen+Oxygen+Carbon Dioxide at Low Temperatures

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    Vrabec, J; Buchhauser, U; Meyer-Pittroff, R; Hasse, H

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the design and optimization of CO2 recovery from alcoholic fermentation processes by distillation, models for vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE) are needed. Two such thermodynamic models, the Peng-Robinson equation of state (EOS) and a model based on Henry's law constants, are proposed for the ternary mixture N2+O2+CO2. Pure substance parameters of the Peng-Robinson EOS are taken from the literature, whereas the binary parameters of the Van der Waals one-fluid mixing rule are adjusted to experimental binary VLE data. The Peng-Robinson EOS describes both binary and ternary experimental data well, except at high pressures approaching the critical region. A molecular model is validated by simulation using binary and ternary experimental VLE data. On the basis of this model, the Henry's law constants of N2 and O2 in CO2 are predicted by molecular simulation. An easy-to-use thermodynamic model, based on those Henry's law constants, is developed to reliably describe the VLE in the CO2-rich region.

  8. Application of thermodynamic approach to pneumatic transport at pipe orientations above the horizontal

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    Zaltash, A.

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Application of thermodynamic analogy to pneumatic transport in 0.0266 m and 0.0504 m systems held at various angles of inclination was investigated. Particles used in these systems included glass particles of 67 ..mu..m, 450 ..mu..m, and 900 ..mu..m weight mean diameter as well as iron ore of 400 ..mu..m weight mean diameter. An equation of state similar to the van der Waals has been suggested for these systems. Measurements in these experimental set-ups included pressure drops, particle velocities, and solids mass flow rates in both the upper and lower halves of the pipe. These measurements were used to describe the phase behavior of the systems studied. It was found that the van der Waals analog is capable of describing the phase behavior of these systems. A method has been proposed to estimate the parameters of the van der Waals analog equation. The incorporation of dimensionless pressure drop into the analysis has been attempted by the use of energy functions in thermodynamics. The effect of inclination angle, pipe diameter, and particle characteristics on basic flow parameters were studied. The ratio of solids flow in the top half to that of the bottom half of the pipe showed that the concentration gradient is influenced by particle characteristics, and by the pipe diameter and orientation. Glass test section was used in these systems for visual observations of the flow patterns. 53 refs., 176 figs., 52 tabs.

  9. First principle study of elastic and thermodynamic properties of ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} under high pressure

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    Sun, Na; Zhang, Xinyu, E-mail: jiaqianqin@gmail.com; Ning, Jinliang; Zhang, Suhong; Liang, Shunxing; Ma, Mingzhen; Liu, Riping [State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004 (China); Qin, Jiaqian, E-mail: jiaqianqin@gmail.com [Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 (Thailand)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A comprehensive investigation of the structural, elastic, and thermodynamic properties for Laves-phases ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} are conducted using density functional total energy calculations combined with the quasi-harmonic Debye model. The optimized lattice parameters of ZrZn{sub 2} and HfZn{sub 2} compare well with available experimental values. We estimated the mechanical behaviors of both compounds under compression, including mechanical stability, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, ductility, and anisotropy. Additionally, the thermodynamic properties as a function of pressure and temperature are analyzed and found to be in good agreement with the corresponding experimental data.

  10. Thermodynamics of the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain

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    Filippo Colomo; Andrei G. Pronko

    2015-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the six-vertex model in an L-shaped domain of the square lattice, with domain wall boundary conditions. For free-fermion vertex weights the partition function can be expressed in terms of some Hankel determinant, or equivalently as a Coulomb gas with discrete measure and a non-polynomial potential with two hard walls. We use Coulomb gas methods to study the partition function in the thermodynamic limit. We obtain the free energy of the six-vertex model as a function of the parameters describing the geometry of the scaled L-shaped domain. Under variations of these parameters the system undergoes a third-order phase transition. The result can also be considered in the context of dimer models, for the perfect matchings of the Aztec diamond graph with a cut-off corner.

  11. M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1

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    Bahrami, Majid

    M. Bahrami ENSC 388 (F09) 2nd Law of Thermodynamics 1 The Second Law of Thermodynamics The second law of thermodynamics asserts that processes occur it satisfies both the first and the second laws of thermodynamics. The second law also asserts that energy

  12. Thermodynamics of de Sitter Black Holes: Thermal Cosmological Constant

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    Yuichi Sekiwa

    2006-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamic properties associated with the black hole event horizon and the cosmological horizon for black hole solutions in asymptotically de Sitter spacetimes. We examine thermodynamics of these horizons on the basis of the conserved charges according to Teitelboim's method. In particular, we have succeeded in deriving the generalized Smarr formula among thermodynamical quantities in a simple and natural way. We then show that cosmological constant must decrease when one takes into account the quantum effect. These observations have been obtained if and only if cosmological constant plays the role of a thermodynamical state variable. We also touch upon the relation between inflation of our universe and a phase transition of black holes.

  13. Thermodynamics of a non-commutative fermion gas

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    F G Scholtz; J Govaerts

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Building on the recent solution for the spectrum of the non-commutative well in two dimensions, the thermodynamics that follows from it is computed. In particular the focus is put on an ideal fermion gas confined to such a well. At low densities the thermodynamics is the same as for the commutative gas. However, at high densities the thermodynamics deviate strongly from the commutative gas due to the implied excluded area resulting from the non-commutativity. In particular there are extremal macroscopic states, characterized by area, number of particles and angular momentum, that correspond to a single microscopic state and thus have vanishing entropy. When the system size and excluded area are comparable, thermodynamic quantities, such as entropy, exhibit non-extensive features.

  14. Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 COURSE OUTLINE

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Physics 112 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Winter 2000 COURSE OUTLINE TOPIC READINGS 1 and probability theory can be found in Chapter 16 of Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences, by Mary L

  15. Lithium-ion battery modeling using non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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    Ferguson, Todd R. (Todd Richard)

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The focus of this thesis work is the application of non-equilibrium thermodynamics in lithium-ion battery modeling. As the demand for higher power and longer lasting batteries increases, the search for materials suitable ...

  16. Thermodynamic Database for Rare Earth Elements Recycling Process...

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    Thermodynamic Database for Rare Earth Elements Recycling Process: Energetics of the REE-X Systems (XA;, Mg, Zn, Si, Sn, Mn, Pb, Fe, Co, Ni) Apr 17 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM In-Ho...

  17. Fermionic Molecular Dynamics for nuclear dynamics and thermodynamics

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    K. H. O. Hasnaoui; Ph. Chomaz; F. Gulminelli

    2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A new Fermionic Molecular Dynamics (FMD) model based on a Skyrme functional is proposed in this paper. After introducing the basic formalism, some first applications to nuclear structure and nuclear thermodynamics are presented

  18. Gravitation and Thermodynamics: The Einstein Equation of State Revisited

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    Jarmo Makela; Ari Peltola

    2008-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform an analysis where Einstein's field equation is derived by means of very simple thermodynamical arguments. Our derivation is based on a consideration of the properties of a very small, spacelike two-plane in a uniformly accelerating motion.

  19. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Thermodynamics Course Syllabus

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    Rothstein, Jonathan

    cycles Refrigeration and heat pump systems Final Exam (Date and time TBA) Suggested Reading Chapter 1Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 230 Fall 2009 Thermodynamics Course Syllabus Date Week 1 (9

  20. A unifying framework for watershed thermodynamics: balance equations for mass,

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    Hassanizadeh, S. Majid

    A unifying framework for watershed thermodynamics: balance equations for mass, momentum, energy Hassanizadehb a Centre for Water Research, Department of Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 6907 Nedlands, Australia b Department of Water Management, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

  1. aggrecans statistical thermodynamic: Topics by E-print Network

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    15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Thermodynamics for Fractal Statistics HEP - Theory (arXiv) Summary: We consider for an anyon gas its...

  2. Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Blackholes and Naked Singularities

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    Lorenzo Fatibene; Mauro Francaviglia; Roberto Giambo'; Giulio Magli

    2005-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Proceedings of the international Workshop on ``Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Blackholes and Naked Singularities``, that took place at the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico of Milano from 13 to 15 May 2004.

  3. Thermodynamic behavior of particular f(R,T)-gravity models

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    Sharif, M., E-mail: msharif.math@pu.edu.pk; Zubair, M., E-mail: mzubairkk@gmail.com [University of the Punjab Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Department of Mathematics (Pakistan)

    2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the thermodynamics at the apparent horizon of the FRW universe in f(R, T) theory in the nonequilibrium description. The laws of thermodynamics are discussed for two particular models of the f(R, T) theory. The first law of thermodynamics is expressed in the form of the Clausius relation T{sub h} dS-circumflex{sub h} = {delta} Q , where {delta}Q is the energy flux across the horizon and dS-circumflex is the entropy production term. Furthermore, the conditions for the generalized second law of thermodynamics to be preserved are established with the constraints of positive temperature and attractive gravity. We illustrate our results for some concrete models in this theory.

  4. Thermodynamic Behavior of particular $f(R,T)$ Gravity Models

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    M. Sharif; M. Zubair

    2014-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the thermodynamics at the apparent horizon of the FRW universe in $f(R,T)$ theory under non-equilibrium description. The laws of thermodynamics have been discussed for two particular models of $f(R,T)$ theory. The first law of thermodynamics is expressed in the form of Clausius relation $T_hd\\hat{S}_h=\\delta{Q}$, where $\\delta{Q}=-d\\hat{E}+Wd\\mathbb{V}+T_hd_{\\jmath}\\hat{S}$ is the energy flux across the horizon and $d_{\\jmath}\\hat{S}$ is the entropy production term. Furthermore, the conditions to preserve the generalized second law of thermodynamics are established with the constraints of positive temperature and attractive gravity. We have illustrated our results for some concrete models in this theory.

  5. Irreversible Thermodynamics and Smart Materials Systems Modelling. Example of

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Irreversible Thermodynamics and Smart Materials Systems Modelling. Example of Magnetic Shape Memory mechanisms in smart materials. This procedure is applied to Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys actuators of complex active materials for smart systems. Keywords: Smart material systems, Actuator design

  6. Fundamental problems of modeling the dynamics of internal gravity waves with applications to the Arctic Basin

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    Vitaly V. Bulatov; Yuriy V. Vladimirov

    2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider fundamental problems of the dynamics of internal gravity waves. We present analytical and numerical algorithms for calculating the wave fields for a set of values of the parameters, as observed in the ocean. We show that our mathematical models can describe the wave dynamics of the Arctic Basin, taking into account the actual physical characteristics of sea water, topography of its floor, etc. The numerical and analytical results show that the internal gravity waves have a significant effect on underwater sea objects in the Arctic Basin.

  7. Coal surface structure and thermodynamics. Final report

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    Larsen, J.W.; Wernett, P.C.; Glass, A.S.; Quay, D.; Roberts, J.

    1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Coals surfaces were studied using static surface adsorption measurements, low angle x-ray scattering (LAXS), inverse gas chromatography (IGC) and a new {sup 13}C NMR relaxation technique. A comparison of surface areas determined by hydrocarbon gas adsorption and LAXS led to the twin conclusions that the hydrocarbons had to diffuse through the solid to reach isolated pores and that the coal pores do not form interconnected networks, but are largely isolated. This conclusion was confirmed when IGC data for small hydrocarbons showed no discontinuities in their size dependence as usually observed with porous solids. IGC is capable of providing adsorption thermodynamics of gases on coal surfaces. The interactions of non-polar molecules and coal surfaces are directly proportioned to the gas molecular polarizability. For bases, the adsorption enthalpy is equal to the polarizability interaction plus the heat of hydrogen bond formation with phenol. Amphoteric molecules have more complex interactions. Mineral matter can have highly specific effects on surface interactions, but with most of the molecules studied is not an important factor.

  8. Thermodynamic functions of degenerate magnetized electron gas

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    Skobelev, V. V., E-mail: v.skobelev@inbox.ru [Moscow State Industrial University (Russian Federation)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fermi energy, pressure, internal energy, entropy, and heat capacity of completely degenerate relativistic electron gas are calculated by numerical methods. It is shown that the maximum admissible magnetic field on the order of 10{sup 9} G in white dwarfs increases the pressure by a factor of 1.06 in the central region, where the electron concentration is {approx}10{sup 33} cm{sup -3}, while the equilibrium radius increases by approximately a factor of 1.03, which obviously cannot be observed experimentally. A magnetic field of {approx}10{sup 8} G or lower has no effect on the pressure and other thermodynamic functions. It is also shown that the contribution of degenerate electron gas to the total pressure in neutron stars is negligible compared to that of neutron gas even in magnetic fields with a maximum induction {approx}10{sup 17} G possible in neutron stars. The neutron beta-decay forbiddeness conditions in a superstrong magnetic field are formulated. It is assumed that small neutron stars have such magnetic fields and that pulsars with small periods are the most probable objects that can have super-strong magnetic fields.

  9. Fundamentals of Delayed Coking Joint Industry Project

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    Michael Volk Jr; Keith Wisecarver

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Delayed coking evolved steadily over the early to mid 1900s to enable refiners to convert high boiling, residual petroleum fractions to light products such as gasoline. Pound for pound, coking is the most energy intensive of any operation in a modern refinery. Large amounts of energy are required to heat the thick, poor-quality petroleum residuum to the 900 to 950 degrees F required to crack the heavy hydrocarbon molecules into lighter, more valuable products. One common misconception of delayed coking is that the product coke is a disadvantage. Although coke is a low valued (near zero economic value) byproduct, compared to transportation fuels, there is a significant worldwide trade and demand for coke as it is an economical fuel. Coke production has increased steadily over the last ten years, with further increases forecast for the foreseeable future. Current domestic production is near 111,000 tons per day. A major driving force behind this increase is the steady decline in crude quality available to refiners. Crude slates are expected to grow heavier with higher sulfur contents while environmental restrictions are expected to significantly reduce the demand for high-sulfur residual fuel oil. Light sweet crudes will continue to be available and in even greater demand than they are today. Refiners will be faced with the choice of purchasing light sweet crudes at a premium price, or adding bottom of the barrel upgrading capability, through additional new investments, to reduce the production of high-sulfur residual fuel oil and increase the production of low-sulfur distillate fuels. A second disadvantage is that liquid products from cokers frequently are unstable, i.e., they rapidly form gum and sediments. Because of intermediate investment and operating costs, delayed coking has increased in popularity among refiners worldwide. Based on the 2000 Worldwide Refining Survey published in the Oil and Gas, the delayed coking capacity for 101 refineries around the world is 2,937,439 barrels/calendar day. These cokers produce 154,607 tons of coke per day and delayed coking accounts for 88% of the world capacity. The delayed coking charge capacity in the United States is 1,787,860 b/cd. Despite its wide commercial use, only relatively few contractors and refiners are truly knowledgeable in delayed-coking design, so that this process carries with it a ''black art'' connotation. Until recently, the expected yield from cokers was determined by a simple laboratory test on the feedstock. As a result of Tulsa University's prior related research, a process model was developed that with additional work could be used to optimize existing delayed cokers over a wide range of potential feedstocks and operating conditions. The objectives of this research program are to: utilize the current micro, batch and pilot unit facilities at The University of Tulsa to enhance the understanding of the coking process; conduct additional micro and pilot unit tests with new and in-house resids and recycles to make current optimization models more robust; conduct focused kinetic experiments to enhance the furnace tube model and to enhance liquid production while minimizing sulfur in the products; conduct detailed foaming studies to optimize the process and minimize process upsets; quantify the parameters that affect coke morphology; and to utilize the knowledge gained from the experimental and modeling studies to enhance the computer programs developed in the previous JIP for optimization of the coking process. These refined computer models will then be tested against refinery data provided by the member companies. Novel concepts will also be explored for hydrogen sulfide removal of furnace gases as well as gas injection studies to reduce over-cracking. The following deliverables are scheduled from the two projects of the three-year JIP: (1) A novel method for enhancing liquid yields from delayed cokers and data that provide insight as to the optimum temperature to remove hydrogen sulfide from furnace gases. (2) An understanding of what causes foaming in c

  10. On the Quantum-Corrected Black Hole Thermodynamics

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    Kourosh Nozari; S. Hamid Mehdipour

    2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Bekenstein-Hawking Black hole thermodynamics should be corrected to incorporate quantum gravitational effects. Generalized Uncertainty Principle(GUP) provides a perturbational framework to perform such modifications. In this paper we consider the most general form of GUP to find black holes thermodynamics in microcanonical ensemble. Our calculation shows that there is no logarithmic pre-factor in perturbational expansion of entropy. This feature will solve part of controversies in literatures regarding existence or vanishing of this pre-factor.

  11. Calculation of the compressibility factor and thermodynamic properties for methane

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    Dowling, Dennis William

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Saturated Vapor Volumes Reported by Bloomer and Parent (5) and Those Calculated in This Work Thermodynamic Properties Calculated by Use of Berlin Equation Thermodynamic Properties Calculated by Use of Benedict-Webb-Rubin Equation 35 36 39 40 48..., and Smith (15), Gardoso (7), and Bloomer and Parent (5) have reported experimental vapor pressure data and values for the saturated liquid density. Cardoso (7) and Bloomer and Parent (5) have also reported values for saturated vapor densities. A critical...

  12. Quadractic Model of Thermodynamic States in SDF Explosions

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    Kuhl, A L; Khasainov, B

    2007-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamic states encountered during Shock-Dispersed-Fuel (SDF) explosions. Such explosions contain up to six components: three fuels (PETN, TNT and Aluminum) and their products corresponding to stoichiometric combustion with air. We establish the loci in thermodynamic state space that correctly describes the behavior of the components. Results are fit with quadratic functions that serve as fast equations of state suitable for 3D numerical simulations of SDF explosions.

  13. Thermodynamic stability of recoding RNA pseudoknots and ribosomal frameshifting

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    Cannon, Brian Ray

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF RECODING RNA PSEUDOKNOTS AND RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING A Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN RAY CANNON Submitted to the Office of Honors Progrmas & Academic Scholarships Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... for the designation of UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOW April 2001 Group: Biochemistry THERMODYNAMIC STABILITY OF RECODING RNA PSEUDOKNOTS AND RIBOSOMAL FRAMESHIFTING A Senior Honors Thesis by BRIAN RAY CANNON Submitted to the Office of Honors...

  14. On the Relationship between Thermodynamics and Special Relativity

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    Farías, C A; Pinto, V A

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting from a formulation for the $dS$ element that includes movement, and considering the variation of the entropy Lorentz invariant, we found the relativistic transformations for thermodynamic systems that satisfy the three laws of thermodynamics. Particularly, we found the temperature and pressure transformations, given by $T'=\\gamma T$ and $p'=\\gamma^2p$ respectively. Furthermore, we show that this transformations keeps the form of the state equation for an ideal gas in agreement with the relativity principle.

  15. 3.012 Fundamentals of Materials Science, Fall 2003

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    Marzari, Nicola

    This subject describes the fundamentals of bonding, energetics, and structure that underpin materials science. From electrons to silicon to DNA: the role of electronic bonding in determining the energy, structure, and ...

  16. Fundamental Scratch Behavior of Styrene-Acrylonitrile Random Copolymers

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    Browning, Robert Lee

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The present study employs a standardized progressive load scratch test (ASTM D7027/ISO 19252) to investigate the fundamental physical and mechanistic origins of scratch deformation in styrene-acrylonitrile (SAN) random copolymers. Previous findings...

  17. Physics 122 Fundamentals of Physics II Syllabus for Fall 2012

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    Physics 122 ­ Fundamentals of Physics II Syllabus for Fall 2012 Course description The second)-405-4993 Office hours : TBD Website http://elms.umd.edu The syllabus and schedule can be also found at: http

  18. Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research Yiguang Ju a

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    Ju, Yiguang

    of micro-thrusters, micro internal combustion engines, and micro chemical reactors summarized. ThirdlyReview Microscale combustion: Technology development and fundamental research Yiguang Ju a , Kaoru Maruta b,* a Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

  19. The fundamental properties of current controlled current source amplifiers

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    Terry, Michael Buford

    1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The thesis studies the fundamental properties of current controlled current source (CCCS) amplifiers for use in a wide bandwidth voltage gain application. Theoretical expressions are derived which describe the p'erformance of the CCCS in terms of circuit... of this research was to conduct a theoretical and experimental study of the fundamental properties of Current Controlled Current Source (CCCS) amplifiers. Of particular interest was the bandwidth independence on the closed loop voltage gain of the CCCS used...

  20. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Instrumentation and Control, Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Instrumentation and Control Fundamentals Handbook personnel, and the technical staff facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems. The handbook includes information on temperature, pressure, flow, and level detection systems; position indication systems; process control systems; and radiation detection principles. This information will provide personnel with an understanding of the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility instrumentation and control systems.

  1. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Instrumentation and Control, Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Instrumentation and Control Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems. The handbook includes information on temperature, pressure, flow, and level detection systems; position indication systems; process control systems; and radiation detection principles. This information will provide personnel with an understanding of the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility instrumentation and control systems.

  2. Thermodynamics of Schwarzschild-de Sitter black hole: thermal stability of Nariai black hole

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    Yun Soo Myung

    2008-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study thermodynamics of the Schwarzschild-de Sitter black hole in five dimensions by introducing two temperatures based on the standard and Bousso-Hawking normalizations. We use the first-law of thermodynamics to derive thermodynamic quantities. The two temperatures indicate that the Nariai black hole is thermodynamically unstable. However, it seems that black hole thermodynamics favors the standard normalization, and does not favor the Bousso-Hawking normalization.

  3. Thermodynamic Geometry of Reissener-Nordström-de Sitter black hole and its extremal case

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    R. Tharanath; Jishnu Suresh; Nijo Varghese; V. C. Kuriakose

    2014-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the thermodynamics and the different thermodynamic geometric methods of Reissener-Nordstr\\"{o}m-de Sitter black hole and its extremal case, which is similar to the de Sitter black hole coupled to a scalar field, rather called an MTZ black hole. While studying the thermodynamics of the systems, we could find some abnormalities. In both cases, the thermodynamic geometric methods could give the correct explanation for the all abnormal thermodynamic behaviors in the system.

  4. Linear harmonic analysis of Stirling engine thermodynamics

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    Chen, N.C.J.; Griffin, F.P.; West, C.D.

    1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis involves linearization of the pressure waveform and represents each term in the conservation equations by a truncated Fourier series, including enthalpy flux discontinuity. Second-Law analysis is presented of four important loss mechanisms that result from adiabatic cylinders, transient heat transfer in semiadiabatic cylinders, pressure drop through the heat exchangers, and gas leakage from the compression space. The four loss mechanisms, all leading to efficiency reduction below the Carnot level, are characterized by irreversible thermodynamic processes that occur when heat is transferred across a finite temperature difference; when gases at two different temperatures are mixed; or when there is a mass flow through a pressure difference. The allocation of each individual loss mechanism is derived precisely in terms of entropy production but evaluated by use of pressure, temperature, and mass oscillations calculated from the linear harmonic approximation. When the theory is applied to an engine of Sunpower's RE-1000 dimensions, it reveals clearly that the adiabatic loss (due to temperature fluctuations in the cylinders) consists of two components: gas mixing and heat transfer across a temperature difference. The theory further shows that the adiabatic effect is more important than the transient heat transfer loss if the gas-to-cylinder heat transfer rate is small (i.e., nearly adiabatic conditions); the reverse is true for intermediate heat transfer rates; and both losses vanish at very high heat transfer rates. In addition, entropy analyses of pressure drop and mass leakage for isothermal cylinders shed some light on coupling between the different individual loss mechanisms.

  5. Thermodynamic Properties of Multifunctional Oxygenates in

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    Goddard III, William A.

    pressure, enthalpies of vaporization, and heats of sublimation of atmospheric organic compounds heats of sublimation at 298 K are also predicted using molecular simulations. Vapor pressures of the advances in computational and theoretical chemistry to calculate the parameters needed to predict

  6. Storage Ring Parameters

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    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 TomAbout » Staff125,849 127,174 126,924Storage Ring Parameters

  7. Cosmological Evolution of Fundamental Constants: From Theory to Experiment

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    Xavier Calmet; Matthias Keller

    2014-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we discuss a possible cosmological time evolution of fundamental constants from the theoretical and experimental point of views. On the theoretical side, we explain that such a cosmological time evolution is actually something very natural which can be described by mechanisms similar to those used to explain cosmic inflation. We then discuss implications for grand unified theories, showing that the unification condition of the gauge coupling could evolve with cosmological time. Measurements of the electron-to-proton mass ratio can test grand unified theories using low energy data. Following the theoretical discussion, we review the current status of precision measurements of fundamental constants and their potential cosmological time dependence.

  8. Diagnostics based on thermodynamic analysis of performance of steam turbines: Case histories

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    Tirone, G.; Arrighi, L.; Bonifacino, L.

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this paper is to describe some types of failures which have occurred with the ENEL stock of fossil-fuel steam turbines over the last 5--7 years. This paper also presents the corresponding thermodynamic analysis of turbine parameters which permitted failure diagnosis and pre-scheduled opening of the turbine. The examined failures concern: (1) in-service rupture of the bell seal retainer nut between a SH steam inlet sleeve and the inner HP/IP cylinder, on turbines with a main steam inlet system with bell seals; (2) incorrect assembly of pressure seal rings between steam inlet sleeves and the inner cylinder on turbines with a main steam inlet system with pressure seal rings during a scheduled outage; (3) steam flow path restriction in IP turbine inlet; (4) steam flow path restriction in 1st HP turbine stage nozzles; and (5) steam flow path restriction in 2nd HP turbine stage vanes. Thermodynamic failure analysis and the subsequent analysis of turbine damage (mechanical and financial) enabled condition-based maintenance operations to be carried out.

  9. Thermodynamics and quark susceptibilities: a Monte-Carlo approach to the PNJL model

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    M. Cristoforetti; T. Hell; B. Klein; W. Weise

    2010-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Monte-Carlo method is applied to the Polyakov-loop extended Nambu--Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model. This leads beyond the saddle-point approximation in a mean-field calculation and introduces fluctuations around the mean fields. We study the impact of fluctuations on the thermodynamics of the model, both in the case of pure gauge theory and including two quark flavors. In the two-flavor case, we calculate the second-order Taylor expansion coefficients of the thermodynamic grand canonical partition function with respect to the quark chemical potential and present a comparison with extrapolations from lattice QCD. We show that the introduction of fluctuations produces only small changes in the behavior of the order parameters for chiral symmetry restoration and the deconfinement transition. On the other hand, we find that fluctuations are necessary in order to reproduce lattice data for the flavor non-diagonal quark susceptibilities. Of particular importance are pion fields, the contribution of which is strictly zero in the saddle point approximation.

  10. Work extraction and thermodynamics for individual quantum systems

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    Paul Skrzypczyk; Anthony J. Short; Sandu Popescu

    2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamics is traditionally concerned with systems comprised of a large number of particles. Here we present a framework for extending thermodynamics to individual quantum systems, including explicitly a thermal bath and work-storage device (essentially a `weight' that can be raised or lowered). We prove that the second law of thermodynamics holds in our framework, and give a simple protocol to extract the optimal amount of work from the system, equal to its change in free energy. Our results apply to any quantum system in an arbitrary initial state, in particular including non-equilibrium situations. The optimal protocol is essentially reversible, similar to classical Carnot cycles, and indeed, we show that it can be used it to construct a quantum Carnot engine.

  11. Quantum coherence, time-translation symmetry and thermodynamics

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    Matteo Lostaglio; Kamil Korzekwa; David Jennings; Terry Rudolph

    2015-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The first law of thermodynamics imposes not just a constraint on the energy-content of systems in extreme quantum regimes, but also symmetry-constraints related to the thermodynamic processing of quantum coherence. We show that this thermodynamic symmetry decomposes any quantum state into mode operators that quantify the coherence present in the state. We then establish general upper and lower bounds for the evolution of quantum coherence under arbitrary thermal operations, valid for any temperature. We identify primitive coherence manipulations and show that the transfer of coherence between energy levels manifests irreversibility not captured by free energy. Moreover, the recently developed thermo-majorization relations on block-diagonal quantum states are observed to be special cases of this symmetry analysis.

  12. Thermodynamics of viscous dark energy in an RSII braneworld

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    M. R. Setare; A. Sheykhi

    2011-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that for an RSII braneworld filled with interacting viscous dark energy and dark matter, one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation in the form of the first law of thermodynamics, $dE=T_hdS_h+WdV$, at apparent horizon. In addition, the generalized second law of thermodynamics can fulfilled in a region enclosed by the apparent horizon on the brane for both constant and time variable 5-dynamical Newton's constant $G_5$. These results hold regardless of the specific form of the dark energy. Our study further support that in an accelerating universe with spatial curvature, the apparent horizon is a physical boundary from the thermodynamical point of view.

  13. Force Field Parameter Estimation of Functional Perfluoropolyether Lubricants

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    Smith, R.; Chung, P.S; Steckel, J.A.; Jhon, M.S; Biegler, L.T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The head disk interface in hard disk drive can be considered one of the hierarchical multiscale systems, which require the hybridization of multiscale modeling methods with coarse-graining procedure. However, the fundamental force field parameters are required to enable the coarse-graining procedure from atomistic/molecular scale to mesoscale models .In this paper, we investigate beyond molecular level and perform ab-initio calculations to obtain the force field parameters. Intramolecular force field parameters for the Zdol and Ztetraol were evaluated with truncated PFPE molecules to allow for feasible quantum calculations while still maintaining the characteristic chemical structure of the end groups. Using the harmonic approximation to the bond and angle potentials, the parameters were derived from the Hessian matrix, and the dihedral force constants are fit to the torsional energy profiles generated by a series of constrained molecular geometry optimization.

  14. Force Field Parameter Estimation of Functional Perfluoropolyether Lubricants

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    Smith, R.; Chung, P.S.; Steckel, J; Jhon, M.S.; Biegler, L.T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The head disk interface in a hard disk drive can be considered to be one of the hierarchical multiscale systems, which require the hybridization of multiscale modeling methods with coarse-graining procedure. However, the fundamental force field parameters are required to enable the coarse-graining procedure from atomistic/molecular scale to mesoscale models. In this paper, we investigate beyond molecular level and perform ab initio calculations to obtain the force field parameters. Intramolecular force field parameters for Zdol and Ztetraol were evaluated with truncated PFPE molecules to allow for feasible quantum calculations while still maintaining the characteristic chemical structure of the end groups. Using the harmonic approximation to the bond and angle potentials, the parameters were derived from the Hessian matrix, and the dihedral force constants are fit to the torsional energy profiles generated by a series of constrained molecular geometry optimization.

  15. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics approach to open quantum systems

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    Vitalii Semin; Francesco Petruccione

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Open quantum systems are studied from the thermodynamical point of view unifying the principle of maximum informational entropy and the hypothesis of relaxation times hierarchy. The result of the unification is a non-Markovian and local in time master equation that provides a direct connection of dynamical and thermodynamical properties of open quantum systems. The power of the approach is illustrated with the application to the damped harmonic oscillator and the damped driven two-level system resulting in analytical expressions for the non-Markovian and non-equilibrium entropy and inverse temperature.

  16. Thermodynamics of an Evaporating Schwarzschild Black Hole in Noncommutative Space

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    Kourosh Nozari; Behnaz Fazlpour

    2007-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the effects of space noncommutativity and the generalized uncertainty principle on the thermodynamics of a radiating Schwarzschild black hole. We show that evaporation process is in such a way that black hole reaches to a maximum temperature before its final stage of evolution and then cools down to a nonsingular remnant with zero temperature and entropy. We compare our results with more reliable results of string theory. This comparison Shows that GUP and space noncommutativity are similar concepts at least from view point of black hole thermodynamics.

  17. Thermodynamics of Schrödinger black holes with hyperscaling violation

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    J. Sadeghi; B. Pourhassan; F. Pourasadollah

    2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we follow Kim and Yamada (JHEP1107 (2011) 120) and utilize AdS in light-cone frame to derive thermodynamic and transport properties of two kinds of Schr\\"{o}dinger black holes with hyperscaling violation. In that case, we show entropy and temperature are depend on $\\theta$. In $\\theta=0$ we see our results are agree with the work of Kim and Yamada. We also construct R-charged black hole with hyperscaling violation and obtain thermodynamics and transport properties.

  18. Thermodynamic Model of Aluminum Combustion in SDF Explosions

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    Kuhl, . L

    2006-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermodynamic states encountered during combustion of Aluminum powder in Shock-Dispersed-Fuel (SDF) explosions were analyzed with the Cheetah code. Results are displayed in the Le Chatelier diagram: the locus of states of specific internal energy versus temperature. Accuracy of the results was confirmed by comparing the fuel and products curves with the heats of detonation and combustion, and species composition as measured in bomb calorimeter experiments. Results were fit with analytic functions u = f(T) suitable for specifying the thermodynamic properties required for gas-dynamic models of combustion in explosions.

  19. The thermodynamic dual structure of linear-dissipative driven systems

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    Eric Smith

    2005-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The spontaneous emergence of dynamical order, such as persistent currents, is sometimes argued to require principles beyond the entropy maximization of the second law of thermodynamics. I show that, for linear dissipation in the Onsager regime, current formation can be driven by exactly the Jaynesian principle of entropy maximization, suitably formulated for extended systems and nonequilibrium boundary conditions. The Legendre dual structure of equilibrium thermodynamics is also preserved, though it requires the admission of current-valued state variables, and their correct incorporation in the entropy.

  20. Quantum Thermodynamic Cycles and Quantum Heat Engines (II)

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    H. T. Quan

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the quantum mechanical generalization of force or pressure, and then we extend the classical thermodynamic isobaric process to quantum mechanical systems. Based on these efforts, we are able to study the quantum version of thermodynamic cycles that consist of quantum isobaric process, such as quantum Brayton cycle and quantum Diesel cycle. We also consider the implementation of quantum Brayton cycle and quantum Diesel cycle with some model systems, such as single particle in 1D box and single-mode radiation field in a cavity. These studies lay the microscopic (quantum mechanical) foundation for Szilard-Zurek single molecule engine.

  1. Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications PROEFONTWERP ter, Gerard Maria Design of a General Plasma Simulation Model, Fundamental Aspects and Applications

  2. The energy balancing parameter

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    Walton R. Gutierrez

    2011-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A parameter method is introduced in order to estimate the relationship among the various variables of a system in equilibrium, where the potential energy functions are incompletely known or the quantum mechanical calculations very difficult. No formal proof of the method is given; instead, a sufficient number of valuable examples are shown to make the case for the method's usefulness in classical and quantum systems. The mathematical methods required are quite elementary: basic algebra and minimization of power functions. This method blends advantageously with a simple but powerful approximate method for quantum mechanics, sidestepping entirely formal operators and differential equations. It is applied to the derivation of various well-known results involving centrally symmetric potentials for a quantum particle such as the hydrogen-like atom, the elastic potential and other cases of interest. The same formulas provide estimates for previously unsolved cases. PACS: 03.65.-w 30.00.00

  3. Page 1 of 30 Fundamentals of Benthic Microbial Fuel Cells

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    Girguis, Peter R.

    Page 1 of 30 17 Fundamentals of Benthic Microbial Fuel Cells: Theory, Development and Application a watershed for fuel cell research, in particular for microbial fuel cells (see for example: Larminie & Dicks; Schröder, 2007; Logan, 2008). While the majority of microbial fuel cell (MFC) research has focused

  4. Emergency Management Fundamentals and the Operational Emergency Base Program

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2007-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide provides information about the emergency management fundamentals imbedded in the requirements of DOE O 151.1C, as well as acceptable methods of meeting the requirements for the Operational Emergency Base Program, which ensures that all DOE facilities have effective capabilities for all emergency response. Cancels DOE G 151.1-1, Volume 1.

  5. Understanding As A Teleonomical Concept -fundamentals of the hermeneutical game-

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Understanding As A Teleonomical Concept -fundamentals of the hermeneutical game- MSc Thesis of Contents 1. Foreword 1 - 3 2. Introduction: Hermeneutics 5 - 6 3. Heidegger: Understanding As An Existenzial 7 - 26 4. Gadamer: The Problem Of Application And The Hermeneutical Concept Of Experience 4

  6. 3 Fundamentals of spatial data warehousing for geographic

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    3 Fundamentals of spatial data warehousing for geographic knowledge discovery Yvan Bédard, Tim Data Base Management System (RDBMS). Today, spatial databases are also implemented in spatial packages using so-called 'data cubes' and in spatial data warehouses. Such databases are structured

  7. Fundamental design issues in markets for ancillary services

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    Rebours, Yann; Kirschen, Daniel; Trotignon, Marc

    2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    While ancillary services are an essential feature of electricity markets, the designs of markets for these services have known ad hoc evolutions. A comprehensive approach is needed, requiring the solving of nine fundamental issues to create the most efficient markets. (author)

  8. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

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    Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

    NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GKVK, Bellary Road/I&C from contractors who have executed similar nature and magnitude of work, for the following work. 2 to this extent should be enclosed along with the application) (a) One work of similar nature costing Rs. 8

  9. Physics is the fundamental science: the study of matter and

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    PHYSICS Physics is the fundamental science: the study of matter and energy and of their interactions. Physics is the basis for all science and for all applied science and engineering. Physicists study everything from elementary particles to galaxies, from semiconductors to chaos. Because physics

  10. Philosophy is many thingsa reasoned pursuit of fundamental

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    PHILOSOPHY Philosophy is many things­­a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest and arguments. Philosophy pursues questions in every dimension of human life, and its techniques apply experience. Philosophy focuses on a wide range of topics of significant human interest. It teaches us

  11. Fundamental Ca2 Signaling Mechanisms in Mouse Dendritic

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    Clapham, David E.

    Fundamental Ca2 Signaling Mechanisms in Mouse Dendritic Cells: CRAC Is the Major Ca2 Entry Pathway, Meyer B. Jackson, David E. Clapham,* and Gerard P. Ahern2 Although Ca2 -signaling processes are thought to underlie many dendritic cell (DC) functions, the Ca2 entry pathways are unknown. Therefore, we investigated

  12. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is pleased to present

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    Shyamasundar, R.K.

    ) Professor Benedict Gross, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University will give-10, 2013. About the Speaker: Professor Gross is a distinguished number theorist who has made fundamental contributions to many aspects of the subject. His most famous result is the Gross-Zagier formula, whose

  13. Competency Knowledge Sub Domain Fundamental Knowledge and Clinical Reasoning

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    on an understanding of the patient, pathophysiology, application of sound scientific principles, and fundamental mechanisms* and patient specific data** to address simple clinical cases (1,2) · Explains how the principles problems , addressing the pathophysiology and etiology (1,2) · Applies knowledge of the principles

  14. Fundamental phenomena of quantum mechanics explored with neutron interferometers

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    J. Klepp; S. Sponar; Y. Hasegawa

    2014-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Ongoing fascination with quantum mechanics keeps driving the development of the wide field of quantum-optics, including its neutron-optics branch. Application of neutron-optical methods and, especially, neutron interferometry and polarimetry has a long-standing tradition for experimental investigations of fundamental quantum phenomena. We give an overview of related experimental efforts made in recent years.

  15. Fundamental studies of fluid mechanics and stability in porous media

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    Homsy, G.M.

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report summarizes accomplished and proposed work for the fundamental studies of fluid mechanics and stability in porous media. Topics discussed include: viscous fingering in miscible displacements; polymer flow interactions in free shear layers of viscoelastic fluids; effect of nonmonotonic viscosity profiles on the stability of miscible displacements in porous media; and references. (JL)

  16. CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants: 1998*

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    and conversion factors of physics and chemistry recommended by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology Institute of Physics and American Chemical Society. S0047-2689 00 00301-9 Key words: CODATA, conversion factors, data analysis, electrical units, fundamental constants, Josephson effect, least

  17. Why chemistry? Chemistry is fundamental: it is the enabling

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    Sussex, University of

    Chemistry Why chemistry? Chemistry is fundamental: it is the enabling science that underlies many technology. A chemistry degree gives you the understanding to contribute to our future in very topical areas) in Chemistry BSc (Hons) in Chemistry MChem (Hons) in Chemistry (with an industrial placement year) MChem (Hons

  18. Why chemistry? Chemistry is fundamental: it is the enabling science

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    Sussex, University of

    Chemistry Why chemistry? Chemistry is fundamental: it is the enabling science that underlies many technology. A chemistry degree allows you to understand and to contribute to our future. Chemistry is challenging: understanding the very fabric of matter is both stimulating and rewarding. Studying chemistry

  19. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review

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    Provancher, William

    Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam Fluid Mechanics Review Steven Burian Civil & Environmental Engineering March 22, 2013 #12;Morning (Fluid Mechanics) A. Flow measurement B. Fluid properties C. Fluid, and compressors K. Non-Newtonian flow L. Flow through packed beds Fluids and FE #12;#12;#12;Fluids § Fluids

  20. Fundamentals of microfluidic cell culture in controlled microenvironments

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    Beebe, David J.

    Fundamentals of microfluidic cell culture in controlled microenvironments Edmond W. K. Young@wisc.edu Abstract Microfluidics has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach cell biology research. The dimensions of microfluidic channels are well suited to the physical scale of biological cells

  1. Ris-R-1340(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural

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    Risø-R-1340(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades ­ a Preproject Annex A ­ Cost-Benefit for Embedded Sensors in Large Wind Turbine Blades Lars Gottlieb Hansen for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades - a Preproject Annex A - Cost

  2. Ris-R-1341(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural

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    Risø-R-1341(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades ­ a Preproject Annex B ­ Sensors and Non-Destructive Testing Methods for Damage Detection in Wind Turbine Blades Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades - a Preproject Annex B - Sensors and Non-Destructive Testing Methods

  3. Ris-R-1342(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural

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    Risø-R-1342(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades ­ a Preproject Annex C ­ Fibre Transducer for Damage Detection in Adhesive Layers of Wind Turbine Blades Peter Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades ­ a Preproject Annex C - Fibre Transducer for Damage

  4. Ris-R-1333(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural

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    Risø-R-1333(EN) Fundamentals for Remote Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Turbine Blades ­ a Preproject Annex E ­ Full-Scale Test of Wind Turbine Blade, Using Sensors and NDT Ole J.D. Kristensen of different types of sensors to detect damage in wind turbine blades. Prior to each of the static test

  5. Modeling non local thermodynamic equilibrium plasma using the Flexible Atomic Code data

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    Han, Bo; Salzmann, David; Zhao, Gang

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new code, RCF("Radiative-Collisional code based on FAC"), which is used to simulate steady-state plasmas under non local thermodynamic equilibrium condition, especially photoinization dominated plasmas. RCF takes almost all of the radiative and collisional atomic processes into rate equation to interpret the plasmas systematically. The Flexible Atomic Code (FAC) supplies all the atomic data RCF needed, which insures calculating completeness and consistency of atomic data. With four input parameters relating to the radiation source and target plasma, RCF calculates the population of levels and charge states, as well as potentially emission spectrum. In preliminary application, RCF successfully reproduces the results of a photoionization experiment with reliable atomic data. The effects of the most important atomic processes on the charge state distribution are also discussed.

  6. Thermodynamic formalism for the Lorentz gas with open boundaries in $d$ dimensions

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    Henk van Beijeren; Oliver Muelken

    2004-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A Lorentz gas may be defined as a system of fixed dispersing scatterers, with a single light particle moving among these and making specular collisions on encounters with the scatterers. For a dilute Lorentz gas with open boundaries in $d$ dimensions we relate the thermodynamic formalism to a random flight problem. Using this representation we analytically calculate the central quantity within this formalism, the topological pressure, as a function of system size and a temperature-like parameter $\\ba$. The topological pressure is given as the sum of the topological pressure for the closed system and a diffusion term with a $\\ba$-dependent diffusion coefficient. From the topological pressure we obtain the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy on the repeller, the topological entropy, and the partial information dimension.

  7. Specific heat and bimodality in canonical and grand canonical versions of the thermodynamic model

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    G. Chaudhuri; S. Das Gupta

    2007-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We address two issues in the thermodynamic model for nuclear disassembly. Surprisingly large differences in results for specific heat were seen in predictions from the canonical and grand canonical ensembles when the nuclear system passes from liquid-gas co-existence to the pure gas phase. We are able to pinpoint and understand the reasons for such and other discrepancies when they appear. There is a subtle but important difference in the physics addressed in the two models. In particular if we reformulate the parameters in the canonical model to better approximate the physics addressed in the grand canonical model, calculations for observables converge. Next we turn to the issue of bimodality in the probability distribution of the largest fragment in both canonical and grand canonical ensembles. We demonstrate that this distribution is very closely related to average multiplicities. The relationship of the bimodal distribution to phase transition is discussed.

  8. Stochastic thermodynamics of fluctuating density fields: Non-equilibrium free energy differences under coarse-graining

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    Leonard, T.; Lander, B.; Seifert, U. [II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart (Germany)] [II. Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart (Germany); Speck, T. [Institut für Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany)] [Institut für Theoretische Physik II, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstraße 1, 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany)

    2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the stochastic thermodynamics of systems that are described by a time-dependent density field, for example, simple liquids and colloidal suspensions. For a time-dependent change of external parameters, we show that the Jarzynski relation connecting work with the change of free energy holds if the time evolution of the density follows the Kawasaki-Dean equation. Specifically, we study the work distributions for the compression and expansion of a two-dimensional colloidal model suspension implementing a practical coarse-graining scheme of the microscopic particle positions. We demonstrate that even if coarse-grained dynamics and density functional do not match, the fluctuation relations for the work still hold albeit for a different, apparent, change of free energy.

  9. Conceptual Steps towards Exploring the Fundamental Nature of our Sun

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    A. Grandpierre

    2004-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the basic questions of solar research is the nature of the Sun. We show here how the plasma nature of the Sun leads to the self-generation of solar activity. The release of magnetic, rotational, gravitational, nuclear energies and that of the gravity mode oscillations deviate from uniformity and spherical symmetry. Through instabilities they lead to the emergence of sporadic and localized regions like flux tubes, electric filaments, magnetic elements and high temperature regions. A systematic approach exploring the solar collective degrees of freedom, extending to ordering phenomena of the magnetic features related to Higgs fields, is presented. Handling solar activity as transformations of energies from one form to another one presents a picture on the network of the energy levels of the Sun, showing that the Sun is neither a mere "ball of gas" nor a "quiescent steady-state fusion-reactor machine", but a complex self-organizing system. Since complex self-organizing systems are similar to living systems (and, by some opinion, identical with them), we also consider what arguments indicate the living nature of the Sun. Thermodynamic characteristics of the inequilibrium Sun are found important in this respect and numerical estimations of free energy rate densities and specific exergies are derived. KEY WORDS solar physics, degrees of freedom, self-organizing complex systems, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, astrobiology CLASSIFICATION PACS: 01.70.+w, 96.60.Rd

  10. A Model for Structure and Thermodynamics of ssDNA and dsDNA Near...

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    Structure and Thermodynamics of ssDNA and dsDNA Near a Surface:A Coarse Grained Approach. A Model for Structure and Thermodynamics of ssDNA and dsDNA Near a Surface:A Coarse...

  11. Applications of Irreversible Thermodynamics: Bulk and Interfacial Electronic, Ionic, Magnetic, and Thermal Transport

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    Sears, Matthew

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Irreversible thermodynamics is a widely-applicable toolset that extends thermodynamics to describe systems undergoing irreversible processes. It is particularly useful for describing macroscopic flow of system components, whether conserved (e...

  12. Quantifying the thermodynamic entropy budget of the land surface: is this useful?

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    Brunsell, Nathaniel A.; Schymanski, S.J.; Kleidon, A.

    2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    As a system is moved away from a state of thermodynamic equilibrium, spatial and temporal heterogeneity is induced. A possible methodology to assess these impacts is to examine the thermodynamic entropy budget and ...

  13. Thermodynamic properties and atomic structure of Ca-based liquid alloys

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    Poizeau, Sophie (Sophie Marie Claire)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To identify the most promising positive electrodes for Ca-based liquid metal batteries, the thermodynamic properties of diverse Ca-based liquid alloys were investigated. The thermodynamic properties of Ca-Sb alloys were ...

  14. Very General Holographic Superconductors and Entanglement Thermodynamics

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    Anshuman Dey; Subhash Mahapatra; Tapobrata Sarkar

    2014-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct and analyze holographic superconductors with generalized higher derivative couplings, in single R-charged black hole backgrounds in four and five dimensions. These systems, which we call very general holographic superconductors, have multiple tuning parameters and are shown to exhibit a rich phase structure. We establish the phase diagram numerically as well as by computing the free energy, and then validated the results by calculating the entanglement entropy for these systems. The entanglement entropy is shown to be a perfect indicator of the phase diagram. The differences in the nature of the entanglement entropy in R-charged backgrounds compared to the AdS-Schwarzschild cases are pointed out. We also compute the analogue of the entangling temperature for a subclass of these systems and compare the results with non-hairy backgrounds.

  15. Thermodynamics of the Three-dimensional Black Hole with a Coulomb-like Field

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    Alexis Larranaga; Luz Angela Garcia

    2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we study the thermodynamical properties of the (2+1)dimensional black hole with a Coulomb-like electric field and the differential form of the first law of thermodynamics is derived considering a virtual displacement of its event horizon. This approach shows that it is possible to give a thermodynamical interpretation to the field equations near the horizon. The Lambda=0 solution is studied and its interesting thermodynamical properties are commented.

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    University Collection: Materials Science ; Physics 28 Comprehensive Analysis of Protein Folding Activation Thermodynamics Reveals a Universal Behavior Violated Summary:...

  17. A thermodynamic cycle more efficient than an infinite set of carnot engines operating between the same temperature levels

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    Jose Belandria

    2009-01-06T23:59:59.000Z

    A theoretical thermodynamic cycle more efficient than an infinite set of Carnot engines is presented. This result is unexpected from the point of view of classical thermodynamics.

  18. Thermodynamics and Relativity: Possible Consequences of their Close Link

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    Jean-Louis Tane

    2008-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The first part of this paper is a summary of a hypothesis previously advanced, suggesting the existence of a close link between thermodynamics and relativity. The second part is a preliminary comment about some possible consequences in the fields of physics, astronomy and biology.

  19. Thermodynamics of higher spin black holes in 3D

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    Justin R. David; Michael Ferlaino; S. Prem Kumar

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the thermodynamic properties of recently constructed black hole solutions in SL(3,R) x SL(3,R) Chern-Simons theory in the presence of a chemical potential for spin-3 charge, which acts as an irrelevant deformation of the dual CFT with W_3 x W_3 symmetry. The smoothness or holonomy conditions admit four branches of solutions describing a flow between two AdS_3 backgrounds corresponding to two different CFTs. The dominant branch at low temperatures, connected to the BTZ black hole, merges smoothly with a thermodynamically unstable branch and disappears at higher temperatures. We confirm that the UV region of the flow satisfies the Ward identities of a CFT with W_3^(2) x W_3^(2) symmetry deformed by a spin-3/2 current. This allows to identify the precise map between UV and IR thermodynamic variables. We find that the high temperature regime is dominated by a black hole branch whose thermodynamics can only be consistently inferred with reference to this W_3^(2) x W_3^(2) CFT.

  20. Thermodynamics and Universality for Mean Field Quantum Spin Glasses

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    Nick Crawford

    2006-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We study aspects of the thermodynamics of quantum versions of spin glasses. By means of the Lie-Trotter formula for exponential sums of operators, we adapt methods used to analyze classical spin glass models to answer analogous questions about quantum models.

  1. THERMODYNAMIC AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF SILICATE MELTS AND MAGMA

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    Spera, Frank J.

    PROPERTIES5 Density and Equation of State6 Enthalpy, Entropy and Heat Capacity7 VI. MAGMA TRANSPORT-1- THERMODYNAMIC AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF SILICATE MELTS AND MAGMA Charles E. Lesher PROPERTIES8 Magma Rheology9 Thermal Conductivity: Radiative and Phonon10 Diffusion: Self, Tracer and Chemical

  2. Conserved Charges and Thermodynamics of the Spinning Goedel Black Hole

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    Barnich, Glenn; Compere, Geoffrey [Physique Theorique et Mathematique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and International Solvay Institutes, Campus Plaine C.P. 231, B-1050 Brussels (Belgium)

    2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the mass, angular momenta, and charge of the Goedel-type rotating black hole solution to five-dimensional minimal supergravity. A generalized Smarr formula is derived, and the first law of thermodynamics is verified. The computation rests on a new approach to conserved charges in gauge theories that allows for their computation at finite radius.

  3. Statistical Energy Analysis and the second principle of thermodynamics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Statistical Energy Analysis and the second principle of thermodynamics Alain Le Bot Abstract Statistical Energy Analysis is a statistical method in vibroacoustics en- tirely based on the application discussed. 1 Introduction Statistical Energy Analysis [1, 2] is born from the application of statistical

  4. First Principles Contributions to the Thermodynamic Assessment of

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    on Hydrogen Storage Materials Crystal Gateway Marriott, Crystal City, VA May 18, 2006 #12;Acknowledgements with Enhanced Hydrogen Storage Capacity DE-FC36-02AL67610- High Density Hydrogen Storage System Demonstration evaluations Theoretical Ground state structures Thermodynamic properties Phase diagrams/reactions OBSERVABLES

  5. Virial theorem and Gibbs thermodynamic potential for Coulomb systems

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    Bobrov, V. B., E-mail: vic5907@mail.ru, E-mail: satron@mail.ru [Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya St. 13, Bd. 2, Moscow 125412 (Russian Federation); National Research University “MPEI,” Krasnokazarmennaya str. 14, Moscow 111250 (Russian Federation); Trigger, S. A., E-mail: vic5907@mail.ru, E-mail: satron@mail.ru [Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya St. 13, Bd. 2, Moscow 125412 (Russian Federation); Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstraße 15, Berlin D-12489 (Germany)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the grand canonical ensemble and the virial theorem, we show that the Gibbs thermodynamic potential of the non-relativistic system of charged particles is uniquely defined by single-particle Green functions of electrons and nuclei. This result is valid beyond the perturbation theory with respect to the interparticle interaction.

  6. Thermodynamics of Protein Folding from Coarse-Grained Models' Perspectives

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    Janke, Wolfhard

    8 Thermodynamics of Protein Folding from Coarse-Grained Models' Perspectives Michael Bachmann applications. In this lecture, we focus on the anal- ysis of mesoscopic models for protein folding, aggregation for a more universal description of the notoriously difficult problem of protein fold- ing. In this approach

  7. THERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF HEAVY METALS BEHAVIOUR DURING MUNICIPAL WASTE INCINERATION

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , heat and mass transfer, drying, pyrolysis, combustion of pyrolysis gases, combustion and gasificationTHERMODYNAMIC STUDY OF HEAVY METALS BEHAVIOUR DURING MUNICIPAL WASTE INCINERATION Y. ME´ NARD, A Me´tallurgie (LSG2M) Nancy, France T he incineration of municipal solid waste (MSW) contributes

  8. Thermodynamic modeling of CatLiq biomass conversion process

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    Toor, Saqib

    with fixed-bed reactor. Results Aim Measurement and Prediction of bubble point pressures of selected model Reactor Trimheater Pressure reduction Separator Circulation pump Thermodynamic model The results were. The proposed algorithm for bubble pressure calculation Yes No No Yes Specify liquid mole fraction xi

  9. Resummed thermodynamic perturbation theory for bond cooperativity in associating fluids

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    B. D. Marshall; W. G. Chapman

    2013-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a resummed thermodynamic perturbation theory for bond cooperativity in associating fluids by extension of Wertheim's multi - density formalism. We specifically consider the case of an associating hard sphere with two association sites and both pairwise and triplet contributions to the energy. To test the theory we perform new monte carlo simulations. Theory and simulation are found to be in excellent agreement.

  10. A First Law Thermodynamic Analysis of Biodiesel Production From Soybean

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    A First Law Thermodynamic Analysis of Biodiesel Production From Soybean Tad W. Patzek Department@mail.utexas.edu April 13, 2009 Abstract A proper First Law energy balance of the soybean biodiesel cycle shows that the overall efficiency of biodiesel production is 0.18, i.e., only 1 in 5 parts of the solar energy

  11. Thermodynamical properties of a rotating ideal Bose gas Sebastian Kling*

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    Pelster, Axel

    potential becomes sombrero shaped. We present an analysis for an ideal Bose gas that is confined and determine the criti- cal temperature, the condensate fraction, and the heat capac- ity of the Bose gasThermodynamical properties of a rotating ideal Bose gas Sebastian Kling* Institut für Angewandte

  12. Nonequilibrium thermodynamics of interfaces using classical density functional theory

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    Kjelstrup, Signe

    resistivities. The interfacial resistivities for heat transfer, for mass transfer, and for the coupling of heat and condensation.5,6 This description finds that the thermodynamic driving forces are linear functions of the heat the measurable heat fluxes differ on both sides. It is important to take the coupling between the heat and mass

  13. Entropy Calculations and the Third Law of Thermodynamics Chemistry 223

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    Ronis, David M.

    Entropy Calculations and the Third Law of Thermodynamics Chemistry 223 1. Entropy Calculations I We heat of fusion, sublimation, or vaporization) is added to the system, with no resulting change, 2014 #12;Entropy Calculations and the Third Law -2- Chemistry 223 STiT f = T0 Ti CP,i(T, P, N) T d

  14. Molecular Thermodynamics of Asphaltene Precipitation in Reservoir Fluids

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    Wu, Jianzhong

    Molecular Thermodynamics of Asphaltene Precipitation in Reservoir Fluids Jianzhong Wu and John M the- ory, is used to correlate experimental asphaltene-precipitation data at high-temperature and pressure conditions. In this framework, asphaltenes and resins are represented by pseudopure components

  15. Molecular-Thermodynamic Framework for Asphaltene-Oil Equilibria

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    Wu, Jianzhong

    Molecular-Thermodynamic Framework for Asphaltene-Oil Equilibria Jianzhong Wu and John M. Prausnitz 94304 Asphaltene precipitation is a perennial problem in producing and rejming crude oils. To avoid precipitation, it is usefid to know the solubility of asphaltenes in petroleum liquids as a function

  16. Classical thermodynamics of particles in harmonic traps Martin Ligarea

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    Ligare, Martin

    , and the heat capacities. I also consider cyclic thermodynamic processes in a harmonically confined gas. © 2010 of state for a gas of N noninteract- ing particles in a rigid volume V is derived in almost every text and pressure vary with position within such traps, and the volume of the gas is not well defined

  17. Thermodynamic route to field equations in Lanczos-Lovelock gravity

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    Paranjape, Aseem; Sarkar, Sudipta; Padmanabhan, T. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005 (India); IUCAA, Post Bag 4, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411 007 (India)

    2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Spacetimes with horizons show a resemblance to thermodynamic systems and one can associate the notions of temperature and entropy with them. In the case of Einstein-Hilbert gravity, it is possible to interpret Einstein's equations as the thermodynamic identity TdS=dE+PdV for a spherically symmetric spacetime and thus provide a thermodynamic route to understand the dynamics of gravity. We study this approach further and show that the field equations for the Lanczos-Lovelock action in a spherically symmetric spacetime can also be expressed as TdS=dE+PdV with S and E given by expressions previously derived in the literature by other approaches. The Lanczos-Lovelock Lagrangians are of the form L=Q{sub a}{sup bcd}R{sup a}{sub bcd} with {nabla}{sub b}Q{sub a}{sup bcd}=0. In such models, the expansion of Q{sub a}{sup bcd} in terms of the derivatives of the metric tensor determines the structure of the theory and higher order terms can be interpreted as quantum corrections to Einstein gravity. Our result indicates a deep connection between the thermodynamics of horizons and the allowed quantum corrections to standard Einstein gravity, and shows that the relation TdS=dE+PdV has a greater domain of validity than Einstein's field equations.

  18. Thermodynamics for Systems Biology Peter Salamon, Anna Salamon, and Andrzej Konopka

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    Salamon, Peter

    1 Thermodynamics for Systems Biology Peter Salamon, Anna Salamon, and Andrzej Konopka Department to thermodynamics designed specifically for the needs of the systems biologist. It departs from modern treatments of the subject that have to do with modeling, i.e. to communicate thermodynamics as a body of worldviews, methods

  19. THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS Fall 2014, T,R 9:30-10:45, CP397

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    MacAdam, Keith

    THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS Fall 2014, T,R 9:30-10:45, CP397 Professor Joseph Brill, CP in the Science Library: 1) "Heat and Thermodynamics, an intermediate textbook", by Zemansky and Dittman. 2 Thermodynamics: Engines, Refrigerators, and Cryogenics: Schroeder 4.1-4.4 Course Grading Homework

  20. Thermodynamics of tropical cyclogenesis in the northwest Pacific D. J. Raymond,1

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    Raymond, David J.

    Thermodynamics of tropical cyclogenesis in the northwest Pacific D. J. Raymond,1 S. L. Sessions,1 and thermodynamic products were derived from dropsonde and airborne Doppler radar data, with the goal of increasing: Raymond, D. J., S. L. Sessions, and C. López Carrillo (2011), Thermodynamics of tropical cyclogenesis