Blitzer, Charles R.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A general equilibrium approach, in the form of a multisector, intertemporal programming model, is used to analyze the effects on the growth of the Egyptian economy of carbon emissions constraints that differ across sectors ...
Blitzer, Charles R.
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is an assessment for a particular country, Egypt, of the economic effects, under various conditions, of carbon emission restrictions. Like other work, it is an exemplification of some of the economic possibilities. ...
Morris, Jennifer F. (Jennifer Faye)
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The electric power sector, which accounts for approximately 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, will be a critical component of any policy the U.S. government pursues to confront climate change. In the context of uncertainty ...
Blitzer, Charles R.
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents a methodology for analyzing the potential for reduction in carbon emissions through increased fuel efficiency and provides an illustration of the method. The methodology employed is a multisectoral, ...
Morris, J.
The electric power sector, which accounts for approximately 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, will be a critical component of any policy the U.S. government pursues to confront climate change. In the context of uncertainty ...
Essays in dynamic general equilibrium
Cao, Dân (Dân Vu?)
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis consists of three chapters studying dynamic economies in general equilibrium. The first chapter considers an economy in business cycles with potentially imperfect financial markets. The second chapter investigates ...
Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact...
and prospects Screenshot References: Computable general equilibrium models1 Abstract "Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) of economic, environmental, and social effects...
RELAXATION METHODS FOR GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS
Kanzow, Christian
RELAXATION METHODS FOR GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS WITH INEXACT LINE SEARCH Anna von@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de February 21, 2008 #12;Abstract. The generalized Nash equilibrium problem (GNEP) is an extension of the stan- dard Nash game where both the utility functions and the strategy spaces of each player also depend
Inventories and capacity utilization in general equilibrium
Trupkin, Danilo Rogelio
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
The primary goal of this dissertation is to gain a better understanding, in thecontext of a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium framework, of the role of inventories and capacity utilization (of both capital and labor) and, in particular...
Combining a Renewable Portfolio Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Morris, Jennifer
Many efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions combine a cap-and-trade system with other measures such as a renewable portfolio standard. In this paper we use a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, the MIT Emissions ...
Stimulated emission with a non-equilibrium state of radiation
L. Accardi; K. Imafuku; S. V. Kozyrev
2001-04-24T23:59:59.000Z
The stimulated emission from an atom interacting with radiation in non-equilibrium state is considered. The stochastic limit, applied to the non-relativistic Hamiltonian describing the interaction, shows that the state of atoms, driven by some non-equilibrium state of the field approaches a stationary state which can continuously emit photon, unlike the case with an equilibrium state.
PENALTY METHODS FOR THE SOLUTION OF GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS
Kanzow, Christian
PENALTY METHODS FOR THE SOLUTION OF GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEMS (WITH COMPLETE TEST@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de February 11, 2009 Abstract The generalized Nash equilibrium problem (GNEP) is an extension of the classical Nash equilibrium problem where both the objective functions and the constraints of each player may
OPTIMIZATION REFORMULATIONS OF THE GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEM
Kanzow, Christian
OPTIMIZATION REFORMULATIONS OF THE GENERALIZED NASH EQUILIBRIUM PROBLEM USING NIKAIDO@mathematik.uni-wuerzburg.de July 17, 2006 #12;Abstract. We consider the generalized Nash equilibrium problem which, in contrast to the standard Nash equilibrium problem, allows joint constraints of all players involved in the game. Using
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium emission of complex fragments
Bowman, D.R.
1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Complex fragment emission (Z{gt}2) has been studied in the reactions of 50, 80, and 100 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C, and 80 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 27}Al, {sup nat}Cu, and {sup 197}Au. Charge, angle, and energy distributions were measured inclusively and in coincidence with other complex fragments, and were used to extract the source rapidities, velocity distributions, and cross sections. The experimental emission velocity distributions, charge loss distributions, and cross sections have been compared with calculations based on statistical compound nucleus decay. The binary signature of the coincidence events and the sharpness of the velocity distributions illustrate the primarily 2-body nature of the {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C reaction mechanism between 50 and 100 MeV/u. The emission velocities, angular distributions, and absolute cross sections of fragments of 20{le}Z{le}35 at 50 MeV/u, 19{le}Z{le}28 at 80 MeV/u, and 17{le}Z{le}21 at 100 MeV/u indicate that these fragments arise solely from the binary decay of compound nuclei formed in incomplete fusion reactions in which the {sup 139}La projectile picks up about one-half of the {sup 12}C target. In the 80 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 27}Al, {sup nat}Cu, and {sup 197}Au reactions, the disappearance of the binary signature in the total charge and velocity distributions suggests and increase in the complex fragment and light charged particle multiplicity with increasing target mass. As in the 80 and 100 MeV/u {sup 139}La + {sup 12}C reactions, the lighter complex fragments exhibit anisotropic angular distributions and cross sections that are too large to be explained exclusively by statistical emission. 143 refs., 67 figs.
Sustainability impacts of car road pricing: A computable general equilibrium analysis for Austria
Keeling, Stephen L.
reserved. Keywords: Sustainable transport Road pricing Transport emission reduction Passenger transport and for a comparable share of CO2 emissions (Berechman, 2002). While initial responses to the environmental challengeANALYSIS Sustainability impacts of car road pricing: A computable general equilibrium analysis
Rotating figures of equilibrium in General Relativity
T. Papakostas
2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z
A generalization of the notion of surfaces of revolution in the spaces of General Relativity is presented. We apply this definition to the case of Carter's family [A] of solutions and we study the Kerr's metric with respect the above mentioned foliation.
Carbon Leakage in General and Partial Equilibrium August 7, 2012
Kammen, Daniel M.
Carbon Leakage in General and Partial Equilibrium Larry Karp August 7, 2012 Abstract The general of leakage, and the magnitude of border tax adjustments (BTAs) needed to offset it. A BTA based on carbon intensity in countries without carbon constraints is an export subsidy and creates negative leakage
NEWTON'S METHOD FOR COMPUTING A NORMALIZED EQUILIBRIUM IN THE GENERALIZED NASH GAME
Kanzow, Christian
NEWTON'S METHOD FOR COMPUTING A NORMALIZED EQUILIBRIUM IN THE GENERALIZED NASH GAME THROUGH FIXED Society for the Promotion of Science. 1 #12;Abstract. We consider the generalized Nash equilibrium problem: Generalized Nash equilibrium problem; Normalized equilib- rium; Fixed point characterization; Nonsmooth Newton
On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems
Antsaklis, Panos
1 On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems) On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems Getachew K. Befekadu. Specifically, we pro- vide a sufficient condition for the existence of a robust feedback Nash equilibrium when
Carmona, Rene
Key words. Emissions markets, Cap-and-trade schemes, Equilibrium models, Environmental Finance. MARKET DESIGN FOR EMISSION TRADING SCHEMES REN´E CARMONA , MAX FEHR , JURI HINZ , AND ARNAUD PORCHET to help policy makers and regulators understand the pros and the cons of the emissions markets. We propose
Combining a Renewable Portfolio Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy: A General Equilibrium Analysis
renewable sources such as wind, solar, and biomass. I use a computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelCombining a Renewable Portfolio Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy: A General Equilibrium, Technology and Policy Program #12;#12;3 Combining a Renewable Portfolio Standard with a Cap-and-Trade Policy
On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems
Gupta, Vijay
On characterization of robust feedback Nash equilibrium for generalized multi-channel systems condition for the existence of a robust feedback Nash equilibrium when every agent aims to optimize the structure of the game. For such a case, we characterize the robust feedback Nash equilibria via a set
Valerio Lucarini
2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the general response theory proposed by Ruelle for describing the impact of small perturbations to the non-equilibrium steady states resulting from Axiom A dynamical systems. We show that the causality of the response functions allows for writing a set of Kramers-Kronig relations for the corresponding susceptibilities at all orders of nonlinearity. Nonetheless, only a special class of observable susceptibilities obey Kramers-Kronig relations. Specific results are provided for arbitrary order harmonic response, which allows for a very comprehensive Kramers-Kronig analysis and the establishment of sum rules connecting the asymptotic behavior of the susceptibility to the short-time response of the system. These results generalize previous findings on optical Hamiltonian systems and simple mechanical models, and shed light on the general impact of considering the principle of causality for testing self-consistency: the described dispersion relations constitute unavoidable benchmarks for any experimental and model generated dataset. In order to connect the response theory for equilibrium and non equilibrium systems, we rewrite the classical results by Kubo so that response functions formally identical to those proposed by Ruelle, apart from the measure involved in the phase space integration, are obtained. We briefly discuss how these results, taking into account the chaotic hypothesis, might be relevant for climate research. In particular, whereas the fluctuation-dissipation theorem does not work for non-equilibrium systems, because of the non-equivalence between internal and external fluctuations, Kramers-Kronig relations might be more robust tools for the definition of a self-consistent theory of climate change.
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Prospects for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Prospects for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States: A General Equilibrium Analysis, Technology and Policy Program #12;#12;3 Prospects for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in the United States Engineering ABSTRACT The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) could significantly contribute to reductions
Computable General Equilibrium Models for the Analysis of Energy and Climate Policies
Wing, Ian Sue
(i) how a model may be cali- brated using the economic data in a social accounting matrix, (ii) how of their size or apparent complexity), the 2 #12;key features of their data base and the calibration methodsComputable General Equilibrium Models for the Analysis of Energy and Climate Policies Ian Sue Wing
Entropy Production and Equilibrium Conditions of General-Covariant Spin Systems
Wolfgang Muschik; Horst-Heino von Borzeszkowski
2015-08-07T23:59:59.000Z
In generalizing the special-relativistic one-component version of Eckart's continuum thermodynamics to general-relativistic space-times with Riemannian or post-Riemannian geometry, we consider the entropy production and other themodynamical quantities such as the entropy flux and the Gibbs fundamental equation. We discuss equilibrium conditions in gravitational theories which are based on such geometries. In particular, thermodynamic implications of the non-symmetry of the energy-momentum tensor and the related spin balance equations are investigated, also for the special case of General Relativity.
Entropy Production and Equilibrium Conditions in General-Covariant Continuum Physics
Wolfgang Muschik; Horst-Heino v. Borzeszkowski
2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z
Starting out with an entropy identity, the entropy flux, the entropy production and the corresponding Gibbs and Gibbs-Duhem equations of general-covariant conti\\-nuum thermodynamics are established. Non-dissipative materials and equilibria are investigated. It is proved that equilibrium conditions only put on material properties cannot generate equilibria, rather additionally, the Killing property of the 4-temperature is a necessary condition for space-times in which equilibria are possible.
Energy and agriculture in the Haitian economy: A computable general equilibrium model
Jones, D.W.; Wu, M.T.C.; Das, S.; Cohn, S.M.
1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report documents a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the economy of Haiti, emphasizing energy use in agriculture. CGE models compare favorably with econometric models for developing countries in terms of their ability to take advantage of available data. The model of Haiti contains ten production sectors: manufacturing, services, transportation, electricity, rice, coffee, sugar cane, sugar refining, general agriculture, and fuelwood and charcoal. All production functions use functional forms which permit factor substitution. Consumption is specified for three income categories of consumers and a government sector with a linear expenditure system (LES) of demand equations. The economy exports four categories of products and imports six. Balanced trade and capital accounts are required for equilibrium. Total sectoral allocations of land, labor and capital are constrained to equal the quantities of these inputs in the Haitian economy as of the early 1980s. The model can be used to study the consequences of fiscal and trade policies and sectorally oriented productivity improvement policies. Guidance is offered regarding how to use the model to study economic growth and technological change. Limitations of the mode are also pointed out as well as user strategies which can lessen or work around some of those limitations. 19 refs.
P. Fielitz; G. Borchardt
2014-07-22T23:59:59.000Z
Information theory provides shortcuts which allow one to deal with complex systems. The basic idea one uses for this purpose is the maximum entropy principle developed by Jaynes. However, an extension of this maximum entropy principle to systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium or even to non-physical systems is problematic because it requires an adequate choice of constraints. In this paper we discuss a general concept of natural information equilibrium which does not require any choice of adequate constraints. It is, therefore, directly applicable to systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium and to non-physical systems/processes (e.g. biological processes and economical processes). We demonstrate the validity and the applicability of the concept by three well understood physical processes. As an interesting astronomical application we will show that the concept of natural information equilibrium allows one to rationalize and to quantify the K-Trumpler effect.
Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions
Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General analysis, and public education in global environmental change. It seeks to provide leadership;1 Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General Equilibrium
Rausch, Sebastian
Many policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions have at their core efforts to put a price on carbon emissions. Carbon pricing impacts households both by raising the cost of carbon intensive products and by changing factor ...
Morris Jennifer F. (Jennifer Faye)
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Most economists see incentive-based measures such a cap-and-trade system or a carbon tax as cost effective policy instruments for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. In actuality, many efforts to address GHG emissions combine ...
Generalized Emission Functions for Photon Emission from Quark-Gluon Plasma
S. V. Suryanarayana
2006-06-06T23:59:59.000Z
The Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal effects on photon emission from the quark gluon plasma have been studied as a function of photon mass, at a fixed temperature of the plasma. The integral equations for the transverse vector function (${\\bf \\tilde{f}(\\tilde{p}_\\perp)}$) and the longitudinal function ($\\tilde{g}({\\bf \\tilde{p}_\\perp})$) consisting of multiple scattering effects are solved by the self consistent iterations method and also by the variational method for the variable set \\{$p_0,q_0,Q^2$\\}, considering the bremsstrahlung and the $\\bf aws$ processes. We define four new dynamical scaling variables, $x^b_T$,$x^a_T$,$x^b_L$,$x^a_L$ for bremsstrahlung and {\\bf aws} processes and analyse the transverse and longitudinal components as a function of \\{$p_0,q_0,Q^2$\\}. We generalize the concept of photon emission function and we define four new emission functions for massive photon emission represented by $g^b_T$, $g^a_T$, $g^b_L$, $g^a_L$. These have been constructed using the exact numerical solutions of the integral equations. These four emission functions have been parameterized by suitable simple empirical fits. In terms of these empirical emission functions, the virtual photon emission from quark gluon plasma reduces to one dimensional integrals that involve folding over the empirical $g^{b,a}_{T,L}$ functions with appropriate quark distribution functions and the kinematic factors. Using this empirical emission functions, we calculated the imaginary part of the photon polarization tensor as a function of photon mass and energy.
Emissions Trading with Profit-Neutral Permit Allocations
Hepburn, Cameron J.; Quah, John K.-H.; Ritz, Robert A.
2012-08-17T23:59:59.000Z
This paper examines the impact of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) on equilibrium emissions, output, price, market concentration, and profits in a generalized Cournot model. We develop formulae for the number of emissions permits that have...
Natale, Giovanni; Tuffs, Richard J; Debattista, Victor P; Fischera, Jörg; Grootes, Meiert W
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We describe the calculation of the stochastically heated dust emission using the 3D ray-tracing dust radiative transfer code DART-Ray, which is designed to solve the dust radiative transfer problem for galaxies with arbitrary geometries. In order to reduce the time required to derive the non-equilibrium dust emission spectra from each volume element within a model, we implemented an adaptive SED library approach, which we tested for the case of axisymmetric galaxy geometries. To show the capabilities of the code, we applied DART-Ray to a high-resolution N-body+SPH galaxy simulation to predict the appearance of the simulated galaxy at a set of wavelengths from the UV to the sub-mm. We analyse the results to determine the effect of dust on the observed radial and vertical profiles of the stellar emission as well as on the attenuation and scattering of light from the constituent stellar populations. We also quantify the proportion of dust re-radiated stellar light powered by young and old stellar populations, bo...
Kishimoto, Paul N
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Vehicle sales and road travel volume in China have grown rapidly in recent years, and with them energy demand, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. Aviation and rail travel have also grown, while ceding a large ...
Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States : a general equilibrium analysis
Karplus, Valerie Jean
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) could significantly contribute to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from personal vehicle transportation in the United States over the next century, depending on the ...
Waugh, C. (Caleb Joseph)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Air pollution and anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission reduction policies are desirable to reduce smog, tropospheric concentrations of ozone precursors, acid rain, and other adverse effects on human health, the environment, ...
General Equilibrium, Electricity Generation Technologies and the Cost of Carbon Abatement
Lanz, Bruno, 1980-
Electricity generation is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions, and a key determinant of abatement costs. Ex-ante assessments of carbon policies mainly rely on either of two modeling paradigms: (i) partial ...
Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general Received in revised form 19 March 2010 Accepted 24 April 2010 Keywords: Alternative fuel vehicles Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Environmental policy Emissions a b s t r a c t The plug-in hybrid electric
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Uncertainty in Greenhouse Emissions and Costs of Atmospheric Stabilization
Webster, Mort D.
We explore the uncertainty in projections of emissions, and costs of atmospheric stabilization applying the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis model, a computable general equilibrium model of the global economy. ...
Bankruptcy in general equilibrium
Sabarwal, Tarun
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
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W. J. Henney
1994-03-11T23:59:59.000Z
A general theoretical framework is developed for interpreting spectropolarimetric observations of optically thin emission line scattering from small dust particles. Spatially integrated and spatially resolved line profiles of both scattered intensity and polarization are calculated analytically from a variety of simple kinematic models. These calculations will provide a foundation for further studies of emission line scattering from dust and electrons in such diverse astrophysical environments as Herbig-Haro objects, symbiotic stars, starburst galaxies and active galactic nuclei.
Gurgel, Angelo C.
We develop a forward-looking version of the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model, and apply it to examine the economic implications of proposals in the U.S. Congress to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) ...
Bruce Turkington; Petr Plechac
2010-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
A new method of deriving reduced models of Hamiltonian dynamical systems is developed using techniques from optimization and statistical estimation. Given a set of resolved variables that define a model reduction, the quasi-equilibrium ensembles associated with the resolved variables are employed as a family of trial probability densities on phase space. The residual that results from submitting these trial densities to the Liouville equation is quantified by an ensemble-averaged cost function related to the information loss rate of the reduction. From an initial nonequilibrium state, the statistical state of the system at any later time is estimated by minimizing the time integral of the cost function over paths of trial densities. Statistical closure of the underresolved dynamics is obtained at the level of the value function, which equals the optimal cost of reduction with respect to the resolved variables, and the evolution of the estimated statistical state is deduced from the Hamilton-Jacobi equation satisfied by the value function. In the near-equilibrium regime, or under a local quadratic approximation in the far-from-equilibrium regime, this best-fit closure is governed by a differential equation for the estimated state vector coupled to a Riccati differential equation for the Hessian matrix of the value function. Since memory effects are not explicitly included in the trial densities, a single adjustable parameter is introduced into the cost function to capture a time-scale ratio between resolved and unresolved motions. Apart from this parameter, the closed equations for the resolved variables are completely determined by the underlying deterministic dynamics.
Turro, Claudia
Absorption and Emission - General Knowledge These questions have been designed to ensure the cell surface with your fingers? #12;Emission (1) Draw the layout of the instrument labeling is an excitation spectrum? Why is it important? When should it be run? #12;(4) For an emission spectrum, how should
Kinetic equilibrium and relativistic thermodynamics
P. Ván
2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistic thermodynamics is treated from the point of view of kinetic theory. It is shown that the generalized J\\"uttner distribution suggested in [1] is compatible with kinetic equilibrium. The requirement of compatibility of kinetic and thermodynamic equilibrium reveals several generalizations of the Gibbs relation where the velocity field is an independent thermodynamic variable.
Dauphas, N; Alp, E E; Golden, D C; Sio, C K; Tissot, F L H; Hu, M; Zhao, J; Gao, L; Morris, R V
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We measured the reduced partition function ratios for iron isotopes in goethite FeO(OH), potassium-jarosite KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6, and hydronium-jarosite (H3O)Fe3(SO4)2(OH)6, by Nuclear Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (NRIXS, also known as Nuclear Resonance Vibrational Spectroscopy -NRVS- or Nuclear Inelastic Scattering -NIS) at the Advanced Photon Source. These measurements were made on synthetic minerals enriched in 57Fe. A new method (i.e., the general moment approach) is presented to calculate {\\beta}-factors from the moments of the NRIXS spectrum S(E). The first term in the moment expansion controls iron isotopic fractionation at high temperature and corresponds to the mean force constant of the iron bonds, a quantity that is readily measured and often reported in NRIXS studies.
A Forward Looking Version of the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model
Babiker, Mustafa M.H.
This paper documents a forward looking multi-regional general equilibrium model developed from the latest version of the recursive-dynamic MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model. The model represents ...
Analysis of post-Kyoto CO? emissions trading using marginal abatement curves
Ellerman, A. Denny.; Decaux, Annelène.
Marginal abatement curves (MACs) are often used heuristically to demonstrate the advantages of emissions trading. In this paper, the authors derive MACs from EPPA, the MIT Joint Program's computable general equilibrium ...
The MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) Model: Version 4
Paltsev, Sergey.
The Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model is the part of the MIT Integrated Global Systems Model (IGSM) that represents the human systems. EPPA is a recursive-dynamic multi-regional general equilibrium model ...
The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium Approach to Far-From-Local-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Beretta, Gian Paolo
The Rate-Controlled Constrained-Equilibrium (RCCE) method for the description of the time-dependent behavior of dynamical systems in non-equilibrium states is a general, effective, physically based method for model order ...
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A Coupled Model for Radiative Transfer: Doppler Effects, Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Diffusion. The interaction terms take into account both scattering and absorption/emission phenomena, as well as Doppler-diffusion equations. Key words. Hydrodynamic limits. Diffusion approximation. Radiative transfer. Doppler correction
Kaganovich, Igor
General Cause of Sheath Instability Identified for Low Collisionality Plasmas in Devices increase near-wall conductiv- ity in HT's [10,12] and cause interference [13]. However, the precise causes
Look, Wesley Allen
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The political economy of US climate policy has revolved around state- and district- level distributional economics, and to a lesser extent household-level distribution questions. Many politicians and analysts have suggested ...
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors
Walter F. Wreszinski
2015-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
We review some rigorous results on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors.
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors
Walter F. Wreszinski
2015-07-05T23:59:59.000Z
We review some rigorous results on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors.
Equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors
Walter F. Wreszinski
2015-06-19T23:59:59.000Z
We review some rigorous results on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of superfluids and superconductors.
Nash Equilibrium Design and Optimization Tansu Alpcan and Lacra Pavel
Pavel, Lacra
Nash Equilibrium Design and Optimization Tansu Alpcan and Lacra Pavel Abstract-- The general problem of Nash equilibrium design is investigated from an optimization perspective. Within this con- text. The Nash equilibrium design problem is analyzed under various knowledge assumptions (full versus limited
R. Dean Astumian
2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
There has been great interest in applying the results of statistical mechanics to single molecule experiements. Recent work has highlighted so-called non-equilibrium work-energy relations and Fluctuation Theorems which take on an equilibrium-like (time independent) form. Here I give a very simple heuristic example where an equilibrium result (the barometric law for colloidal particles) arises from theory describing the {\\em thermodynamically} non-equilibrium phenomenon of a single colloidal particle falling through solution due to gravity. This simple result arises from the fact that the particle, even while falling, is in {\\em mechanical} equilibrium (gravitational force equal the viscous drag force) at every instant. The results are generalized by appeal to the central limit theorem. The resulting time independent equations that hold for thermodynamically non-equilibrium (and even non-stationary) processes offer great possibilities for rapid determination of thermodynamic parameters from single molecule experiments.
Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium...
a variety of issues related to the economics of climate change, including baseline of CO2 and greenhouse gases, impact of climate change on economy, adaptation to climate...
Modeling International Relationships in Applied General Equilibrium...
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Modeling International Relationships in Applied General Equilibrium
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Ionization Equilibrium Timescales in Collisional Plasmas
Smith, Randall K
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Astrophysical shocks or bursts from a photoionizing source can disturb the typical collisional plasma found in galactic interstellar media or the intergalactic medium. The spectrum emitted by this plasma contains diagnostics that have been used to determine the time since the disturbing event, although this determination becomes uncertain as the elements in the plasma return to ionization equilibrium. A general solution for the equilibrium timescale for each element arises from the elegant eigenvector method of solution to the problem of a non-equilibrium plasma described by Masai (1984) and Hughes & Helfand (1985). In general the ionization evolution of an element Z in a constant electron temperature plasma is given by a coupled set of Z+1 first order differential equations. However, they can be recast as Z uncoupled first order differential equations using an eigenvector basis for the system. The solution is then Z separate exponential functions, with the time constants given by the eigenvalues of the r...
Tatsuo Shibata; Shin-ichi Sasa
1997-10-30T23:59:59.000Z
An equilibrium reversible cycle with a certain engine to transduce the energy of any chemical reaction into mechanical energy is proposed. The efficiency for chemical energy transduction is also defined so as to be compared with Carnot efficiency. Relevance to the study of protein motors is discussed. KEYWORDS: Chemical thermodynamics, Engine, Efficiency, Molecular machine.
Computing the Electricity Market Equilibrium: Uses of market equilibrium models
Baldick, Ross
on power system operation greatly complicate the application of economic analysis to electricity markets1 Computing the Electricity Market Equilibrium: Uses of market equilibrium models Ross Baldick Abstract--In this paper we consider the formulation and uses of electric- ity market equilibrium models
Non-equilibrium quantum heat machines
Rober Alicki; David Gelbwaser-Klimovsky
2015-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
Standard heat machines (engine, heat pump, refrigerator) are composed of a system ("working fluid") coupled to at least two equilibrium baths at different temperatures and periodically driven by an external device (piston or rotor) called sometimes work reservoir. The aim of this paper is to go beyond this scheme by considering environments which are stationary but cannot be decomposed into few baths at thermal equilibrium. Such situations are important, for example in solar cells, chemical machines in biology, various realizations of laser cooling or nanoscopic machines driven by laser radiation. We classify non-equilibrium baths depending on their thermodynamic behavior and show that the efficiency of heat machines operating under their influences is limited by a generalized Carnot bound.
Gravity, Dimension, Equilibrium, & Thermodynamics
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.
Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics
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.
Local non-equilibrium thermodynamics
Lee Jinwoo; Hajime Tanaka
2015-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
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.
Dust emission in star-forming dwarf galaxies: General properties and the nature of the sub-mm excess
Izotov, Y I; Fricke, K J; Krugel, E; Henkel, C
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We studied the global characteristics of dust emission in a large sample of emission-line star-forming galaxies. The sample consists of two subsamples. One subsample (SDSS sample) includes ~4000 compact star-forming galaxies from the SDSS, which were also detected in all four bands at 3.4, 4.6, 12, and 22 mum of the WISE all-sky survey. The second subsample (Herschel sample) is a sample of 28 compact star-forming galaxies observed with Herschel in the FIR range. Data of the Herschel sample were supplemented by the photometric data from the Spitzer observations, GALEX, SDSS, WISE, 2MASS, NVSS, and FIRST surveys, as well as optical and Spitzer spectra and data in sub-mm and radio ranges. It is found that warm dust luminosities of galaxies from the SDSS sample and cold and warm dust luminosities of galaxies from the Herschel sample are strongly correlated with Hbeta luminosities, which implies that one of the main sources of dust heating in star-forming galaxies is ionising UV radiation of young stars. Using the...
Nash Equilibrium Based Fairness Hisao Kameda, Eitan Altman, Corinne Touati and Arnaud Legrand
Nash Equilibrium Based Fairness Hisao Kameda, Eitan Altman, Corinne Touati and Arnaud Legrand is then the Nash equilibrium. Nash equilibria are generally Pareto inefficient. On the other hand, we consider a Nash equilibrium to be fair as it is defined in a context of fair competition without coalitions (such
Shen, Luan
1995-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation is focused on three problem areas in the performance of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) source. The noise characteristics of aerosols produced by ICP nebulizers are investigated. A laser beam is scattered by aerosol and detected by a photomultiplier tube and the noise amplitude spectrum of the scattered radiation is measured by a spectrum analyzer. Discrete frequency noise in the aerosol generated by a Meinhard nebulizer or a direct injection nebulizer is primarily caused by pulsation in the liquid flow from the pump. A Scott-type spray chamber suppresses white noise, while a conical, straight-pass spray chamber enhances white noise, relative to the noise seen from the primary aerosol. Simultaneous correction for both spectral interferences and matrix effects in ICP atomic emission spectrometry (AES) can be accomplished by using the generalized standard additions method (GSAM). Results obtained with the application of the GSAM to the Perkin-Elmer Optima 3000 ICP atomic emission spectrometer are presented. The echelle-based polychromator with segmented-array charge-coupled device detectors enables the direct, visual examination of the overlapping lines Cd (1) 228.802 nm and As (1) 228.812 nm. The slit translation capability allows a large number of data points to be sampled, therefore, the advantage of noise averaging is gained. An ICP is extracted into a small quartz vacuum chamber through a sampling orifice in a water-cooled copper plate. Optical emission from the Mach disk region is measured with a new type of echelle spectrometer equipped with two segmented-array charge-coupled-device detectors, with an effort to improve the detection limits for simultaneous multielement analysis by ICP-AES.
Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium...
Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium Mechanisms for Engineering New Thermochemical Storage Concentrating Solar Power: Efficiently Leveraging Equilibrium...
General relativistic neutron stars with twisted magnetosphere
A. G. Pili; N. Bucciantini; L. Del Zanna
2014-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
Soft Gamma-Ray Repeaters and Anomalous X-Ray Pulsars are extreme manifestations of the most magnetized neutron stars: magnetars. The phenomenology of their emission and spectral properties strongly support the idea that the magnetospheres of these astrophysical objects are tightly twisted in the vicinity of the star. Previous studies on equilibrium configurations have so far focused on either the internal or the external magnetic field configuration, without considering a real coupling between the two fields. Here we investigate numerical equilibrium models of magnetized neutron stars endowed with a confined twisted magnetosphere, solving the general relativistic Grad-Shafranov equation both in the interior and in the exterior of the compact object. A comprehensive study of the parameters space is provided to investigate the effects of different current distributions on the overall magnetic field structure.
Fluctuation Spectra Underlie the Behaviour of Non-equilibrium Systems
Alpha A Lee; Dominic Vella; John S Wettlaufer
2015-05-26T23:59:59.000Z
A diverse set of important physical phenomena, ranging from hydrodynamic turbulence to the collective behaviour of bacteria, are intrinsically far from equilibrium and hence cannot be described by equilibrium statistical physics. The defining feature of such systems is the presence of a constant energy source that drives them into their respective steady states. Despite their ubiquity, there are few general theoretical results that describe these non-equilibrium steady states. Here we argue that a generic signature of non-equilibrium systems is nontrivial fluctuation spectra. Based on this observation, we derive a general relation for the force exerted by a non-equilibrium system on two embedded walls. We find that for a narrow, unimodal spectrum, the force depends solely on the width and the position of the peak in the fluctuation spectrum, and will, in general, oscillate between repulsion and attraction. We demonstrate the generality of our framework by examining two apparently disparate examples. In the first we study the spectrum of wind-water interactions on the ocean surface to reveal force oscillations underlying the Maritime Casimir effect. In the second, we demonstrate quantitative agreement with force generation in recent simulations of active Brownian particles. A key implication of our work is that important non-equilibrium interactions are encoded in the fluctuation spectrum. In this sense the noise becomes the signal.
Dynamical Topological Order Parameters far from Equilibrium
Jan Carl Budich; Markus Heyl
2015-09-21T23:59:59.000Z
We report the discovery of a novel topological quantum number, represented by a momentum space winding number of the Pancharatnam geometric phase, that is dynamically defined and can change its integer value at discrete times where so called dynamical quantum phase transitions (DQPTs) occur. By contrast, straightforward non-equilibrium generalizations of conventional topological invariants are well known to be constants of motion under coherent time evolution. DQPTs have been recently introduced as a non-equilibrium analog in quantum real-time evolution of conventional phase transitions, where increasing time replaces the notion of conventional control parameters such as temperature. Here, studying quantum quenches in two-banded Bogoliubov de Gennes models, we identify for the first time a quantity that can be seen as the dynamical analog of an order parameter which changes its topologically quantized value at DQPTs.
Equilibrium Electro-osmotic Instability
Rubinstein, Isaak
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Since its prediction fifteen years ago, electro-osmotic instability has been attributed to non-equilibrium electro-osmosis related to the extended space charge which develops at the limiting current in the course of concentration polarization at a charge-selective interface. This attribution had a double basis. Firstly, it has been recognized that equilibrium electro-osmosis cannot yield instability for a perfectly charge-selective solid. Secondly, it has been shown that non-equilibrium electro-osmosis can. First theoretical studies in which electro-osmotic instability was predicted and analyzed employed the assumption of perfect charge-selectivity for the sake of simplicity and so did the subsequent numerical studies of various time-dependent and nonlinear features of electro-osmotic instability. In this letter, we show that relaxing the assumption of perfect charge-selectivity (tantamount to fixing the electrochemical potential in the solid) allows for equilibrium electro-osmotic instability. Moreover, we s...
Equilibrium Electro-osmotic Instability
Isaak Rubinstein; Boris Zaltzman
2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z
Since its prediction fifteen years ago, electro-osmotic instability has been attributed to non-equilibrium electro-osmosis related to the extended space charge which develops at the limiting current in the course of concentration polarization at a charge-selective interface. This attribution had a double basis. Firstly, it has been recognized that equilibrium electro-osmosis cannot yield instability for a perfectly charge-selective solid. Secondly, it has been shown that non-equilibrium electro-osmosis can. First theoretical studies in which electro-osmotic instability was predicted and analyzed employed the assumption of perfect charge-selectivity for the sake of simplicity and so did the subsequent numerical studies of various time-dependent and nonlinear features of electro-osmotic instability. In this letter, we show that relaxing the assumption of perfect charge-selectivity (tantamount to fixing the electrochemical potential in the solid) allows for equilibrium electro-osmotic instability. Moreover, we suggest a simple experimental test for determining the true, either equilibrium or non-equilibrium, origin of electro-osmotic instability.
Is international emissions trading always beneficial?
Babiker, Mustafa H.M.
Economic efficiency is a major argument for the inclusion of an international emission permit trading system under the Kyoto Protocol. Using a partial equilibrium framework, energy system models have shown that implementing ...
Jeon, Y M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A free-boundary Tokamak Equilibrium Solver (TES), developed for advanced study of tokamak equilibra, is described with two distinctive features. One is a generalized method to resolve the intrinsic axisymmetric instability, which is encountered after all in equilibrium calculation with a free-boundary condition. The other is an extension to deal with a new divertor geometry such as snowflake or X divertors. For validations, the uniqueness of a solution is confirmed by the independence on variations of computational domain, the mathematical correctness and accuracy of equilibrium profiles are checked by a direct comparison with an analytic equilibrium known as a generalized Solovev equilibrium, and the governing force balance relation is tested by examining the intrinsic axisymmetric instabilities. As a valuable application, a snowflake equilibrium that requires a second order zero of the poloidal magnetic field is discussed in the circumstance of KSTAR coil system.
Two stage stochastic equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints
2010-08-12T23:59:59.000Z
Aug 12, 2010 ... Monte Carlo sampling method is applied to solve the SEPEC. ... EPEC models, has a number of potential applications in a wide domain in engineering design, ... mathematical program with equilibrium constraints (MPEC), and introduced a ...... past data or computer simulation, and a particular numerical ...
LABORATORY I FORCES AND EQUILIBRIUM
Minnesota, University of
LABORATORY I FORCES AND EQUILIBRIUM Lab I -1 In biological systems, most objects of interest system. OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this laboratory, you should be able to: · Determine and 6), and chapter 15 (section 4). It is likely that you will be doing some of these laboratory
Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Lattice QCD
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.
Estimates of the Global Indirect Energy-Use Emission Impacts of USA Biofuel Policy
Oladosu, Gbadebo A [ORNL
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper evaluates the indirect energy-use emission implications of increases in the use of biofuels in the USA between 2001 and 2010 as mandates within a dynamic global computable general equilibrium model. The study incorporates explicit markets for biofuels, petroleum and other fossil fuels, and accounts for interactions among all sectors of an 18-region global economy. It considers bilateral trade, as well as the dynamics of capital allocation and investment. Simulation results show that the biofuel mandates in the USA generate an overall reduction in global energy use and emissions over the simulation period from 2001 to 2030. Consequently, the indirect energy-use emission change or emission leakage under the mandate is negative. That is, global emission reductions are larger than the direct emission savings from replacing petroleum with biofuels under the USA RFS2 over the last decade. Under our principal scenario this enhanced the direct emission reduction from biofuels by about 66%. The global change in lifecycle energy-use emissions for this scenario was estimated to be about 93 million tons of CO2e in 2010, 45 million tons of CO2e in 2020, and an increase of 5 million tons of CO2e in 2030, relative to the baseline scenario. Sensitivity results of six alternative scenarios provided additional insights into the pattern of the regional and global effects of biofuel mandates on energy-use emissions.
Transition from thermal to turbulent equilibrium with a resulting electromagnetic spectrum
Ziebell, L. F., E-mail: luiz.ziebell@ufrgs.br [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Yoon, P. H. [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States) [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi 446-701 (Korea, Republic of); Gaelzer, R. [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil) [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS (Brazil); Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, RS (Brazil); Pavan, J. [Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, RS (Brazil)] [Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, RS (Brazil)
2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
A recent paper [Ziebell et al., Phys. Plasmas 21, 010701 (2014)] discusses a new type of radiation emission process for plasmas in a state of quasi-equilibrium between the particles and enhanced Langmuir turbulence. Such a system may be an example of the so-called “turbulent quasi-equilibrium.” In the present paper, it is shown on the basis of electromagnetic weak turbulence theory that an initial thermal equilibrium state (i.e., only electrostatic fluctuations and Maxwellian particle distributions) transitions toward the turbulent quasi-equilibrium state with enhanced electromagnetic radiation spectrum, thus demonstrating that the turbulent quasi-equilibrium discussed in the above paper correctly describes the weakly turbulent plasma dynamically interacting with electromagnetic fluctuations, while maintaining a dynamical steady-state in the average sense.
Characterising equilibrium logic and nested logic programs: Reductions and complexity
Pearce, David; Woltran, Stefan
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Equilibrium logic is an approach to nonmonotonic reasoning that extends the stable-model and answer-set semantics for logic programs. In particular, it includes the general case of nested logic programs, where arbitrary Boolean combinations are permitted in heads and bodies of rules, as special kinds of theories. In this paper, we present polynomial reductions of the main reasoning tasks associated with equilibrium logic and nested logic programs into quantified propositional logic, an extension of classical propositional logic where quantifications over atomic formulas are permitted. We provide reductions not only for decision problems, but also for the central semantical concepts of equilibrium logic and nested logic programs. In particular, our encodings map a given decision problem into some formula such that the latter is valid precisely in case the former holds. The basic tasks we deal with here are the consistency problem, brave reasoning, and skeptical reasoning. Additionally, we also provide encoding...
Negative specific heat in out-of-equilibrium nonextensive systems
A. Rapisarda; V. Latora
2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the occurrence of negative specific heat in a nonextensive system which has an equilibrium second-order phase transition.The specific heat is negative only in a transient regime before equilibration, in correspondence to long-lasting metastable states. For these states standard equilibrium Bolzmann-Gibbs thermodynamics does not apply and the system shows non-Gaussian velocity distributions, anomalous diffusion and correlation in phase space. Similar results have recently been found also in several other nonextensive systems, supporting the general validity of this scenario. These models seem also to support the conjecture that a nonexstensive statistical formalism, like the one proposed by Tsallis, should be applied in such cases. The theoretical scenario is not completely clear yet, but there are already many strong theoretical indications suggesting that, it can be wrong to consider the observation of an experimental negative specific heat as an unique and unambiguous signature of a standard equilibrium first-order phase transition.
Typicality of thermal equilibrium and thermalization in isolated macroscopic quantum systems
Hal Tasaki
2015-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Based on the view that thermal equilibrium should be characterized through macroscopic observations, we develop a general theory about typicality of thermal equilibrium and the approach to thermal equilibrium in macroscopic quantum systems. We first formulate the notion that a pure state in an isolated quantum system represents thermal equilibrium. Then by assuming, or proving in certain classes of nontrivial models (including that of two bodies in thermal contact), large-deviation type bounds (which we call thermodynamic bounds) for the microcanonical ensemble, we prove that to represent thermal equilibrium is a typical property for pure states in the microcanonical energy shell. We also establish the approach to thermal equilibrium under two different assumptions; one is that the initial state has a moderate energy distribution, and the other is the energy eigenstate thermalization hypothesis. We also discuss three easily solvable models in which these assumptions can be verified.
Specie resumption as viewed through the general equilibrium model
Foley, Jack Lee
1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
178 182 168 170 160 160 143 140 141 137 139 139 138 146 Degree of Unskilled 187 181 173 160 150 148 139 134 125 127 123 122 122 122 127 skill skilled 175 169 169 160 160 150 150 144 140 141 137 138 135 136... 140 SOURCE: Ralph Andreano, The Economic ~Im act of the American civil (Cambridge: Schenkman Publishing Co. , 1962), p. 179. war, 30 Interest Rates: 1865-1868 Probably one of the most difficult things to discuss about the fourteen years...
Environmental Impact and Sustainability Applied General Equilibrium Model
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A general equilibrium analysis of climate policy for aviation
Gillespie, Christopher Whittlesey
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Regulation of aviation's contribution to the global problem of climate change is increasingly likely in the near term, but the method agreed upon by most economists-a multi-sectoral market-based approach such as a cap and ...
The general equilibrium of tax and expenditure limits
Moule, Ellen Concetta
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
this prediction is that if a taxpayer knows how a TEL shouldfrom year to year, that taxpayer would easily be able toMassachusetts from 1982-2000. Taxpayer A is from San Diego,
Linear Supply Function Equilibrium: Generalizations, Application, and Limitations
California at Berkeley. University of
reforms in England and Wales (E&W). Green (1996) used a linear version of this model and applied in the electricity industry. Recent reforms of the electricity industry around the world have stimulated numerous
ENV-Linkages General Equilibrium Model | Open Energy Information
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Computable General Equilibrium Models for Sustainability Impact Assessment:
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A General Equilibrium Analysis of Climate Policy for Aviation
in Technology and Policy at the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY June 2011 c Massachusetts Institute Regulation of aviation's contribution to the global problem of climate change is in- creasingly likely
Heterogeneous Beliefs, Collateralization, and Transactions in General Equilibrium
Hu, Xu
2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z
requirements endogenously determined, along with interest rates and loan quantities. The theme of the first work is to study private transactions in currency crises. I assume that domestic residents have different beliefs on how resilient the central bank...
On static equilibrium and balance puzzler
Samrat Dey; Ashish Paul; Dipankar Saikia; Deepjyoti Kalita; Anamika Debbarma; Shaheen Akhtar Wahab; Saurabh Sarma
2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z
The principles of static equilibrium are of special interest to civil engineers. For a rigid body to be in static equilibrium the condition is that net force and net torque acting on the body should be zero. That clearly signifies that if equal weights are placed on either sides of a balance, the balance should be in equilibrium, even if its beam is not horizontal (we have considered the beam to be straight and have no thickness, an ideal case). Thus, although the weights are equal, they will appear different which is puzzling. This also shows that the concept of equilibrium is confusing, especially neutral equilibrium is confused to be stable equilibrium. The study not only throws more light on the concept of static equilibrium, but also clarifies that a structure need not be firm and steady even if it is in static equilibrium.
Reflective equilibrium and the 'moral conservatism' objection
Chandler, James Robert
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Reflective equilibrium is widely accepted as a method of justifying ethical beliefs. Narrow reflective equilibrium justifies moral beliefs by achieving coherence between moral principles and moral judgments. However, this theory has been accused...
Spectroscopy of Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Charge Transfer in Semiconductor Quantum Structures
Clemens Rössler; Simon Burkhard; Tobias Krähenmann; Marc Röösli; Peter Märki; Julien Basset; Thomas Ihn; Klaus Ensslin; Christian Reichl; Werner Wegscheider
2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate equilibrium and non-equilibrium charge-transfer processes by performing high-resolution transport spectroscopy. Using electrostatically defined quantum dots for energy-selective emission and detection, we achieved unprecedented spectral resolution and a high degree of tunability of relevant experimental parameters. Most importantly, we observe that the spectral width of elastically transferred electrons can be substantially smaller than the linewidth of a thermally broadened Coulomb peak. This finding indicates that the charge-transfer process is fast compared to the electron--phonon interaction time. By drawing an analogy to double quantum dots, we argue that the spectral width of the elastic resonance is determined by the lifetime broadening $h\\it{\\Gamma}$ of the emitter and detector states. Good agreement with the model is found also in an experiment in which the charge transfer is in the regime $h\\it{\\Gamma}\\gg k_{\\rm{B}}T$. By performing spectroscopy below the Fermi energy, we furthermore observe elastic and inelastic transfer of holes.
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NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics Explains Semiotic Shapes
Kreinovich, Vladik
NonEquilibrium Thermodynamics Explains Semiotic Shapes: Applications to Astronomy and to Nonequilibrium thermodynamics, nondestructive testing, aerospace structures 1. SEMIOTIC SHAPES IN ASTRONOMY: FORMULATION by using the fundamental physical ideas of symmetry and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. 2. MAIN PHYSICAL
Oblivious Router Policies and Nash Equilibrium
Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad
Oblivious Router Policies and Nash Equilibrium Juan A. Almendral, Luis L. Fern´andez, Vicent Cholvi. In such a scenario, having a Nash equilibrium guarantees that no selfish user has incentive to unilaterally deviate users). However, here we formally prove that an efficient Nash equilibrium can not be reached
Nash Equilibrium and Dynamics Sergiu Hart
Hart, Sergiu
Nash Equilibrium and Dynamics Sergiu Hart June 2008 Conference in Honor of John Nash's 80th Birthday Opening Panel SERGIU HART c 2008 p. #12;NASH EQUILIBRIUM AND DYNAMICS Sergiu Hart Center@huji.ac.il http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/hart SERGIU HART c 2008 p. #12;Nash equilibrium SERGIU HART c 2008 p. #12
Multiple Nash-equilibrium in Quantum Game
Georgy Parfionov
2008-06-06T23:59:59.000Z
Methods of exploring Nash equilibrium in quantum games are studied. Analytical conditions of the existence, the uniqueness or the multiplicity of the equilibria are found.
Yarkovsky effect in Generalized Photogravitational 3-Bodies Problem
Sergey V. Ershkov
2015-03-31T23:59:59.000Z
Here is presented a generalization of photogravitational restricted 3-bodies problem to the case of influence of Yarkovsky effect, which is known as reason of additional infinitesimal acceleration of a small bodies in the space (due to anisotropic re-emission of absorbed energy from the sun, other stellar sources). Asteroid is supposed to move under the influence of gravitational forces from 2 massive bodies (which are rotating around their common centre of masses on Kepler trajectories), as well under the influence of pressure of light from both the primaries. Analyzing the ODE system of motion, we explore the existense of equilibrium points for a small body (asteroid) in the case when the 2-nd primary is non-oblate spheroid. In such a case, it is proved the existence of maximally 256 different non-planar libration points in generalized photogravitational restricted 3-bodies problem when we take into consideration even a small Yarkovsky effect.
On Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Space-Time and Quantum Gravity
Joakim Munkhammar
2015-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
Based on recent results from general relativistic statistical mechanics and black hole information transfer limits a space-time entropy-action equivalence is proposed as a generalization of the holographic principle. With this conjecture, the action principle can be replaced by the second law of thermodynamics, and for the Einstein-Hilbert action the Einstein field equations are conceptually the result of thermodynamic equilibrium. For non-equilibrium situations Jaynes' information-theoretic approach to maximum entropy production is adopted instead of the second law of thermodynamics. As it turns out, for appropriate choices of constants quantum gravity is obtained. For the special case of a free particle the Bekenstein-Verlinde entropy-to-displacement relation of holographic gravity, and thus the traditional holographic principle, emerges. Although Jacobson's original thermodynamic equilibrium approach proposed that gravity might not necessarily be quantized, this particular non-equilibrium treatment might require it.
The Stability of the NonEquilibrium
nonÂequilibrium steady state (NESS) far from equilibrium has atÂ tracted considerable interests. The NESS is introduced as a state asymptotically realized from an inhomogeneous initial state [11]Â[12]. A question rises naturally here; is the NESS macroscopically stable? As an analogy of return to equilibÂ rium
Week12: Chapter 12 Static Equilibrium
Conditions for Equilibrium The net force equals zero If the object is modeled as a particle, then this is the only condition that must be satisfied The net torque equals zero This is needed if the object cannot is arbitrary If an object is in translational equilibrium and the net torque is zero about one axis
Equilibrium Tail Distribution Due to Touschek Scattering
Nash,B.; Krinsky, S.
2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
Single large angle Coulomb scattering is referred to as Touschek scattering. In addition to causing particle loss when the scattered particles are outside the momentum aperture, the process also results in a non-Gaussian tail, which is an equilibrium between the Touschek scattering and radiation damping. Here we present an analytical calculation for this equilibrium distribution.
Problems on Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics
Kim, Moochan
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
Four problems in non-equilibrium statistical physics are investigated: 1. The thermodynamics of single-photon gas; 2. Energy of the ground state in Multi-electron atoms; 3. Energy state of the H2 molecule; and 4. The ...
EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION ITERATION FLOW-CHART
EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION ITERATION FLOW-CHART SUME AND 0 n GET 1 AND C0 j GET J1 AND 1 n GET 2 the total stored (kinetic + magnetic) energy density #12;TYPICAL FIELD CONFIGURATIONS acuum Field Low Beta
Punctuated Equilibrium Theory: Methodological and Theoretical Extensions
Flink, Carla Michelle
2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of this dissertation is to add to the understanding of budgetary processes and changes in public organizations. Work in this field has relied upon the theory of incrementalism and punctuated equilibrium theory as explanations...
Equilibrium Value Method for the Proof of QIP=PSPACE
Xiaodi Wu
2011-03-12T23:59:59.000Z
We provide an alternative proof of \\class{QIP}=\\class{PSPACE} to the recent breakthrough result. Unlike solving some semidefinite programs that captures the computational power of quantum interactive proofs, our method starts with one \\class{QIP}-Complete problem which computes the diamond norm between two admissible quantum channels. The key observation is that we can convert the computation of the diamond norm into the computation of some equilibrium value. The later problem, different from the former semidefinite programs, is of better form, easier to solve and could be interesting for its own sake. The multiplicative weight update method is also applied to solve the equilibrium value problem, however, in a relatively simpler way than the one in the original proof. As a direct byproduct, we also provide a NC algorithm to compute the diamond norm of a class of quantum channels. Furthermore, we provide a generalized form of equilibrium value problems that can be solved in the same way as well as comparisons to semidefinite programs.
Equilibrium and volumetric data and model development of coal fluids
Robinson, R.L. Jr.; Gasem, K.A.M.; Park, J.
1992-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
The long term goal of our efforts is to develop accurate predictive methods for description of equilibrium phase properties for a variety of types of mixtures and operating conditions. The specific objectives of the work specified herein include: (1) development of an experimental facility having the capability to provide data on equilibrium phase compositions (solubilities) and liquid densities, and doing so with greater accuracy and speed than our previous facility, (2) measurement of equilibrium phase properties for systematically-selected mixtures-specifically those containing important solute gases (such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, carbonyl sulfide, ammonia) in a series of heavy paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic solvents (e.g., n-decane, n-eicosane, n-octacosane, n-hexatriacontane, cyclohexane, Decalin, perhydrophenanthrene, perhydropyrene, benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene), (3) testing/development of correlation frameworks for representing the phase behavior of fluids of the type encountered in coal conversion processes, and (4) generalization of parameters in the correlation frameworks to enable accurate predictions for systems of the type studied, permitting predictions to be made for systems and conditions other than those for which experimental data are available.
Equilibrium temperature anisotropy and black-hole analogues
Daniel K. L. Oi; Jonathan Oppenheim
2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
When long-range interactions are present the usual definition of temperature implies that two systems in thermal equilibrium can be at different temperatures. This local temperature has physical significance, if the sub-systems cease to interact, each system will be at their different local temperatures. This is formally related to redshifting of temperature in general relativity. We propose experiments to test this effect which are feasible using current microfabrication techniques. It is also possible to display thermodynamical analogues to black-hole space-time.
Non-equilibrium Statistical Approach to Friction Models
Shoichi Ichinose
2015-05-18T23:59:59.000Z
A geometric approach to the friction phenomena is presented. It is based on the holographic view which has recently been popular in the theoretical physics community. We see the system in one-dimension-higher space. The heat-producing phenomena are most widely treated by using the non-equilibrium statistical physics. We take 2 models of the earthquake. The dissipative systems are here formulated from the geometric standpoint. The statistical fluctuation is taken into account by using the (generalized) Feynman's path-integral.
Non-equilibrium steady state in the hydro regime
Razieh Pourhasan
2015-09-03T23:59:59.000Z
We study the existence and properties of the non-equilibrium steady state which arises by putting two copies of systems at different temperatures into a thermal contact. We solve the problem for the relativistic systems that are described by the energy-momentum of a perfect hydro with general equation of state (EOS). In particular, we examine several simple examples: a hydro with a linear EOS, a holographic CFT perturbed by a relevant operator and a barotropic fluid, i.e., P = P(E). Our studies suggest that the formation of steady state is a universal result of the hydro regime regardless of the kind of fluid.
Non-equilibrium steady state in the hydro regime
Pourhasan, Razieh
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the existence and properties of the non-equilibrium steady state which arises by putting two copies of systems at different temperatures into a thermal contact. We solve the problem for the relativistic systems that are described by the energy-momentum of a perfect hydro with general equation of state (EOS). In particular, we examine several simple examples: a hydro with a linear EOS, a holographic CFT perturbed by a relevant operator and a barotropic fluid, i.e., P = P(E). Our studies suggest that the formation of steady state is a universal result of the hydro regime regardless of the kind of fluid.
Quantum systems in a stationary environment out of thermal equilibrium
Bruno Bellomo; Riccardo Messina; Didier Felbacq; Mauro Antezza
2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss how the thermalization of an elementary quantum system is modified when the system is placed in an environment out of thermal equilibrium. To this aim we provide a detailed investigation of the dynamics of an atomic system placed close to a body of arbitrary geometry and dielectric permittivity, whose temperature $T_M$ is different from that of the surrounding walls $T_W$. A suitable master equation for the general case of an $N$-level atom is first derived and then specialized to the cases of a two- and three-level atom. Transition rates and steady states are explicitly expressed as a function of the scattering matrices of the body and become both qualitatively and quantitatively different from the case of radiation at thermal equilibrium. Out of equilibrium, the system steady state depends on the system-body distance, on the geometry of the body and on the interplay of all such parameters with the body optical resonances. While a two-level atom tends toward a thermal state, this is not the case already in the presence of three atomic levels. This peculiar behavior can be exploited, for example, to invert the populations ordering and to provide an efficient cooling mechanism for the internal state of the quantum system. We finally provide numerical studies and asymptotic expressions when the body is a slab of finite thickness. Our predictions can be relevant for a wide class of experimental configurations out of thermal equilibrium involving different physical realizations of two or three-level systems.
Apoferritin-based nanomedicine platform for drug delivery: equilibrium...
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nanomedicine platform for drug delivery: equilibrium binding study of daunomycin with DNA. Apoferritin-based nanomedicine platform for drug delivery: equilibrium binding study...
What can emission lines tell us?
G. Stasinska
2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z
1 Generalities 2 Empirical diagnostics based on emission lines 3 Photoionization modelling 4 Pending questions 5 Appendix: Lists of useful lines and how to deal with them
Equilibrium Statistical-Thermal Models in High-Energy Physics
Abdel Nasser Tawfik
2014-10-25T23:59:59.000Z
We review some recent highlights from the applications of statistical-thermal models to different experimental measurements and lattice QCD thermodynamics, that have been made during the last decade. We start with a short review of the historical milestones on the path of constructing statistical-thermal models for heavy-ion physics. We discovered that Heinz Koppe formulated in 1948 an almost complete recipe for the statistical-thermal models. In 1950, Enrico Fermi generalized this statistical approach, in which he started with a general cross-section formula and inserted into it simplifying assumptions about the matrix element of the interaction process that likely reflects many features of the high-energy reactions dominated by density in the phase space of final states. In 1964, Hagedorn systematically analysed the high-energy phenomena using all tools of statistical physics and introduced the concept of limiting temperature based on the statistical bootstrap model. It turns to be quite often that many-particle systems can be studied with the help of statistical-thermal methods. The analysis of yield multiplicities in high-energy collisions gives an overwhelming evidence for the chemical equilibrium in the final state. The strange particles might be an exception, as they are suppressed at lower beam energies. However, their relative yields fulfill statistical equilibrium, as well. We review the equilibrium statistical-thermal models for particle production, fluctuations and collective flow in heavy-ion experiments. We also review their reproduction of the lattice QCD thermodynamics at vanishing and finite chemical potential. During the last decade, five conditions have been suggested to describe the universal behavior of the chemical freeze out parameters.
Modelling the Electricity Market: from Equilibrium Models to Simulation
Lavaei, Javad
Modelling the Electricity Market: from Equilibrium Models to Simulation Yoann Poirier Abstract - This paper aims at providing an overview of the different models used in order to describe the Electricity the Electricity Market: Cournot Equilibrium, Bertrand Equilibrium and Supply Function Equilibrium. I will make
Isodynamic axisymmetric equilibrium near the magnetic axis
Arsenin, V. V., E-mail: arsenin@nfi.kiae.ru [National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Plasma equilibrium near the magnetic axis of an axisymmetric toroidal magnetic confinement system is described in orthogonal flux coordinates. For the case of a constant current density in the vicinity of the axis and magnetic surfaces with nearly circular cross sections, expressions for the poloidal and toroidal magnetic field components are obtained in these coordinates by using expansion in the reciprocal of the aspect ratio. These expressions allow one to easily derive relationships between quantities in an isodynamic equilibrium, in which the absolute value of the magnetic field is constant along the magnetic surface (Palumbo’s configuration)
The H+ Region Contribution to [C II] 158 Micron Emission
N. P. Abel
2006-04-10T23:59:59.000Z
The [C II] 158 micron line is an important emission line diagnostic in Photodissociation Regions (PDRs), but this emission line can also emerge from ionized gas. This work calculates the contribution of [C II] emission from ionized gas over a wide range of parameter space by considering the simplified case of an H+ region and PDR in pressure equilibrium. Additionally, these calculations also predict the strong correlation observed between [N II] 205 micron emission and [C II] discussed by previous authors. Overall, the results of these calculations have wide-ranging applications to the interpretation of [C II] emission in astrophysical environments.
Emissions Minimization Vehicle Routing Problem Miguel Figliozzi
costs will have a clear economic value, e.g CO2 emissions in $/kg. This research aims to formulate it is likely that GHG emissions will have a monetary cost. Under cap and trade emissions system initiatives is the primary objective or is part of a generalized cost function. In addition, departure times and travel
Chapter 8. Spontaneous Processes and Thermodynamic Equilibrium
Ihee, Hyotcherl
to drive that cycle · Carnot's conclusion: There is no device that can transfer heat from a colder of Thermodynamics · The efficiency: the ratio of work accomplished by the engine in a cycle to the heat invested equilibrium states i and j. 2. Select any convenient reversible path between them along which dqrev
Chantal Valeriani; Rosalind J. Allen; Marco J. Morelli; Daan Frenkel; Pieter Rein ten Wolde
2009-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
We present a method for computing stationary distributions for activated processes in equilibrium and non-equilibrium systems using Forward Flux Sampling (FFS). In this method, the stationary distributions are obtained directly from the rate constant calculations for the forward and backward reactions; there is no need to perform separate calculations for the stationary distribution and the rate constant. We apply the method to the non-equilibrium rare event problem proposed by Maier and Stein, to nucleation in a 2-dimensional Ising system, and to the flipping of a genetic switch.
Some Properties of Correlations of Quantum Lattice Systems in Thermal Equilibrium
Juerg Froehlich; Daniel Ueltschi
2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
Simple proofs of uniqueness of the thermodynamic limit of KMS states and of the decay of equilibrium correlations are presented for a large class of quantum lattice systems at high temperatures. New quantum correlation inequalities for general Heisenberg models are described. Finally, a simplified derivation of a general result on power-law decay of correlations in 2D quantum lattice systems with continuous symmetries is given, extending results of Mc Bryan and Spencer for the 2D classical XY model.
Benkovitz, C.M.
1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Sulfur emissions from volcanoes are located in areas of volcanic activity, are extremely variable in time, and can be released anywhere from ground level to the stratosphere. Previous estimates of global sulfur emissions from all sources by various authors have included estimates for emissions from volcanic activity. In general, these global estimates of sulfur emissions from volcanoes are given as global totals for an ``average`` year. A project has been initiated at Brookhaven National Laboratory to compile inventories of sulfur emissions from volcanoes. In order to complement the GEIA inventories of anthropogenic sulfur emissions, which represent conditions circa specific years, sulfur emissions from volcanoes are being estimated for the years 1985 and 1990.
Boltzmann-Shannon Entropy: Generalization and Application
C. G. Chakrabarti; Indranil Chakrabarty
2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
The paper deals with the generalization of both Boltzmann entropy and distribution in the light of most-probable interpretation of statistical equilibrium. The statistical analysis of the generalized entropy and distribution leads to some new interesting results of significant physical importance.
José Alfredo Cañizo
2007-11-19T23:59:59.000Z
Under the condition of detailed balance and some additional restrictions on the size of the coefficients, we identify the equilibrium distribution to which solutions of the discrete coagulation-fragmentation system of equations converge for large times, thus showing that there is a critical mass which marks a change in the behavior of the solutions. This was previously known only for particular cases as the generalized Becker-D\\"oring equations. Our proof is based on an inequality between the entropy and the entropy production which also gives some information on the rate of convergence to equilibrium for solutions under the critical mass.
Nash equilibrium and evolutionary dynamics in semifinalists' dilemma
Baek, Seung Ki; Jeong, Hyeong-Chai
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We consider a tournament among four equally strong semifinalists. The players have to decide how much stamina to use in the semifinals, provided that the rest is available in the final and the third-place playoff. We investigate optimal strategies for allocating stamina to the successive matches when players' prizes (payoffs) are given according to the tournament results. From the basic assumption that the probability to win a match follows a nondecreasing function of stamina difference, we present symmetric Nash equilibria for general payoff structures. We find three different phases of the Nash equilibria in the payoff space. First, when the champion wins a much bigger payoff than the others, any pure strategy can constitute a Nash equilibrium as long as all four players adopt it in common. Second, when the first two places are much more valuable than the other two, the only Nash equilibrium is such that everyone uses a pure strategy investing all stamina in the semifinal. Third, when the payoff for last pl...
Entropy production in non-equilibrium fluctuating hydrodynamics
Giacomo Gradenigo; Andrea Puglisi; Alessandro Sarracino
2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z
Fluctuating entropy production is studied for a set of linearly coupled complex fields. The general result is applied to non-equilibrium fluctuating hydrodynamic equations for coarse-grained fields (density, temperature and velocity), in the framework of model granular fluids. We find that the average entropy production, obtained from the microscopic stochastic description, can be expressed in terms of macroscopic quantities, in analogy with linear non-equilibrium thermodynamics. We consider the specific cases of driven granular fluids with two different kinds of thermostat and the homogeneous cooling regime. In all cases, the average entropy production turns out to be the product of a thermodynamic force and a current: the former depends on the specific energy injection mechanism, the latter takes always the form of a static correlation between fluctuations of density and temperature time-derivative. Both vanish in the elastic limit. The behavior of the entropy production is studied at different length scales and the qualitative differences arising for the different granular models are discussed.
The Photophysics of the Carrier of Extended Red Emission
Tracy L. Smith; Adolf N. Witt
2001-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
Interstellar dust contains a component which reveals its presence by emitting a broad, unstructured band of light in the 540 to 950 nm wavelength range, referred to as Extended Red Emission (ERE). The presence of interstellar dust and ultraviolet photons are two necessary conditions for ERE to occur. This is the basis for suggestions which attribute ERE to an interstellar dust component capable of photoluminescence. In this study, we have collected all published ERE observations with absolute-calibrated spectra for interstellar environments, where the density of ultraviolet photons can be estimated reliably. In each case, we determined the band-integrated ERE intensity, the wavelength of peak emission in the ERE band, and the efficiency with which absorbed ultraviolet photons are contributing to the ERE. The data show that radiation is not only driving the ERE, as expected for a photoluminescence process, but is modifying the ERE carrier as manifested by a systematic increase in the ERE band's peak wavelength and a general decrease in the photon conversion efficiency with increasing densities of the prevailing exciting radiation. The overall spectral characteristics of the ERE and the observed high quantum efficiency of the ERE process are currently best matched by the recently proposed silicon nanoparticle (SNP) model. Using the experimentally established fact that ionization of semiconductor nanoparticles quenches their photoluminescence, we proceeded to test the SNP model by developing a quantitative model for the excitation and ionization equilibrium of SNPs under interstellar conditions for a wide range of radiation field densities.
Atomic loss and gain as a resource for non-equilibrium phase transitions in optical lattices
Everest, Ben; Lesanovsky, Igor
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent breakthroughs in the experimental manipulation of strongly interacting atomic Rydberg gases in lattice potentials have opened a new avenue for the study of many-body phenomena. Considerable efforts are currently being undertaken to achieve clean experimental settings that show a minimal amount of noise and disorder and are close to zero temperature. A complementary direction investigates the interplay between coherent and dissipative processes. Recent experiments have revealed a first glimpse into the emergence of a rich non-equilibrium behavior stemming from the competition of laser excitation, strong interactions and radiative decay of Rydberg atoms. The aim of the present theoretical work is to show that local incoherent loss and gain of atoms can in fact be the source of interesting out-of-equilibrium dynamics. This perspective opens new paths for the exploration of non-equilibrium critical phenomena and, more generally, phase transitions, some of which so far have been rather difficult to study. T...
The nuclear fusion reaction rate based on relativistic equilibrium velocity distribution
Jian-Miin Liu
2002-10-20T23:59:59.000Z
The Coulomb barrier is in general much higher than thermal energy. Nuclear fusion reactions occur only among few protons and nuclei with higher relative energies than Coulomb barrier. It is the equilibrium velocity distribution of these high-energy protons and nuclei that participates in determining the rate of nuclear fusion reactions. In the circumstance it is inappropriate to use the Maxwellian velocity distribution for calculating the nuclear fusion reaction rate. We use the relativistic equilibrium velocity distribution for this purpose. The rate based on the relativistic equilibrium velocity distribution has a reduction factor with respect to that based on the Maxwellian distribution, which factor depends on the temperature, reduced mass and atomic numbers of the studied nuclear fusion reactions. This signifies much to the solar neutrino problem.
Mériaux, François; Lasaulce, Samson; Kieffer, Michel
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Frequency non-selective time-selective multiple access channels in which transmitters can freely choose their power control policy are considered. The individual objective of the transmitters is to maximize their averaged energy-efficiency. For this purpose, a transmitter has to choose a power control policy that is, a sequence of power levels adapted to the channel variations. This problem can be formulated as a stochastic game with discounting for which there exists a theorem characterizing all the equilibrium utilities (equilibrium utility region). As in its general formulation, this theorem relies on global channel state information (CSI), it is shown that some points of the utility region can be reached with individual CSI. Interestingly, time-sharing based solutions, which are usually considered for centralized policies, appear to be part of the equilibrium solutions. This analysis is illustrated by numerical results providing further insights to the problem under investigation.
Power-law tailed spectra from equilibrium
T. S. Biro; G. Purcsel; G. Gyorgyi; A. Jakovac; Zs. Schram
2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z
We propose that power-law tailed hadron spectra may be viewed as stemming from a matter in an unconventional equilibrium state typical for non-extensive thermodynamics. A non-extensive Boltzmann equation, which is able to form such spectra as a stationary solution, is utilized as a rough model of quark matter hadronization. Basic ideas about non-extensive simulation of the QCD equation of state on the lattice are presented.
Nonlocal transport model in equilibrium two-component plasmas
Zheng Zhen; Rozmus, W. [Department of Physics, Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Alberta, Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2J1 (Canada); Bychenkov, V. Yu.; Brantov, A. V. [P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Science, Leninskii Prospect 53, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Capjack, C. E. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2V4 (Canada)
2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
The full set of linearized Fokker-Planck kinetic equations with Landau collision terms have been solved as an initial-value problem for equilibrium electron-ion plasmas. This work is a generalization of the nonlocal transport theory by Bychenkov et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4405 (1995)] to both electron and ion components with frequency-dependent responses. Transport closure relations have been obtained for the complete set of electron and ion fluid equations which are valid over the full range of particle collisionality and for an arbitrary ionic charge. The well-known limits of collisionless and strongly collisional plasma transport theory have been recovered. Practical fits based on the numerical calculations have been introduced for nonlocal and frequency-dependent ion transport coefficients.
A probability theory for non-equilibrium gravitational systems
Peñarrubia, Jorge
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper uses dynamical invariants to describe the evolution of collisionless systems subject to time-dependent gravitational forces without resorting to maximum-entropy probabilities. We show that collisionless relaxation can be viewed as a special type of diffusion process in the integral-of-motion space. In time-varying potentials with a fixed spatial symmetry the diffusion coefficients are closely related to virial quantities, such as the specific moment of inertia, the virial factor and the mean kinetic and potential energy of microcanonical particle ensembles. The non-equilibrium distribution function (DF) is found by convolving the initial DF with the Green function that solves Einstein's equation for freely diffusing particles. Such a convolution also yields a natural solution to the Fokker-Planck equations in the energy space. Our mathematical formalism can be generalized to potentials with a time-varying symmetry, where diffusion extends over multiple dimensions of the integral-of-motion space. Th...
Communicated by Michael Jordan Learning Virtual Equilibrium Trajectories for Control
Shadmehr, Reza
Communicated by Michael Jordan Learning Virtual Equilibrium Trajectories for Control of a Robot Arm Institute of Technology #12;Equilibrium Trajectories to Control a Robot Arm 437 the desired state
A definition of thermodynamic entropy valid for non-equilibrium states and few-particle systems
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.
Design principles for non-equilibrium self-assembly
Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
2015-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
We consider an important class of self-assembly problems and using the formalism of stochastic thermodynamics, we derive a set of design principles for growing controlled assemblies far from equilibrium. The design principles constrain the set of structures that can be obtained under non-equilibrium conditions. Our central result provides intuition for how equilibrium self-assembly landscapes are modified under finite non-equilibrium drive.
Non-equilibrium Chemistry in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres
Metchev, Stanimir
Non-equilibrium Chemistry in Brown Dwarf Atmospheres PHY688 Aaron Jackson April 27, 2009 #12 and convection #12;Non-equilibrium Chemistry In the context of Brown Dwarf Atmospheres, the relevant chemical;Outline What is non-equilibrium chemistry in the context of Brown Dwarfs? What is the observational
Non-equilibrium processes in modern semiconductor devices. Spring 2008.
Levi, Anthony F. J.
EE 606 Non-equilibrium processes in modern semiconductor devices. Spring 2008. A. F. J. Levi TTh 11 still use equilibrium or near equilibrium concepts to describe device operation. The purpose of this course is to introduce a more realistic approach to understanding device operation in modern sub
REAL-TIME EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION IN A TOKAMAK
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
REAL-TIME EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION IN A TOKAMAK J. Blum, C. Boulbe and B. Faugeras Laboratoire J reconstruction of the plasma current density in a Tokamak and of its equilibrium. The problem consists equilibrium of a plasma in a Tokamak. The experimental measurements that enable this identification
EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION FROM DISCRETE MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS IN A TOKAMAK
Faugeras, Blaise
EQUILIBRIUM RECONSTRUCTION FROM DISCRETE MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS IN A TOKAMAK Blaise Faugeras (joint of the equilibrium in a Tokamak from discrete magnetic mea- surements. In order to solve this inverse problem we of a plasma in a Tokamak [1]. The state variable of interest in the modelization of such an equilibrium under
Towards breaking temperature equilibrium in multi-component Eulerian schemes
Grove, John W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Masser, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the effects ofthermal equilibrium on hydrodynamic flows and describe models for breaking the assumption ofa single temperature for a mixture of components in a cell. A computational study comparing pressure-temperature equilibrium simulations of two dimensional implosions with explicit front tracking is described as well as implementation and J-D calculations for non-equilibrium temperature methods.
Facets of the Fully Mixed Nash Equilibrium Conjecture Rainer Feldmann
Mavronicolas, Marios
Facets of the Fully Mixed Nash Equilibrium Conjecture Rainer Feldmann Marios Mavronicolas Andreas Mixed Nash Equilibrium Conjecture, henceforth abbreviated as the FMNE Conjecture, in selfish routing it Quadratic Maximum Social Cost. A Nash equilibrium is a stable state where no user can improve her (expected
NASH-STAMPACCHIA EQUILIBRIUM POINTS ON MANIFOLDS ALEXANDRU KRISTALY
NASH-STAMPACCHIA EQUILIBRIUM POINTS ON MANIFOLDS ALEXANDRU KRIST´ALY Abstract. Motivated by Nash equilibrium problems on 'curved' strategy sets, the concept of Nash-Stampacchia equilibrium points Riemannian manifolds. Characterization, existence, and stability of Nash- Stampacchia equilibria are studied
A polynomialtime Nash equilibrium algorithm for repeated games #
Littman, Michael L.
A polynomialÂtime Nash equilibrium algorithm for repeated games # Michael L. Littman Dept theoretical and practical interest. The computational complexity of finding a Nash equilibrium for a one a Nash equilibrium for an averageÂpayo# repeated bimatrix game, and presents a polynomialÂtime algorithm
Emission of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in China
Shanshan Xu; Wenxin Liu; Shu Tao [Peking University, Beijing (China). Laboratory for Earth Surface Processes, College of Environmental Sciences
2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Emission of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) listed as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) priority pollutants from major sources in China were compiled. Geographical distribution and temporal change of the PAH emission, as well as emission profiles, are discussed. It was estimated that the total PAH emission in China was 25,300 tons in 2003. The emission profile featured a relatively higher portion of high molecular weight (HMW) species with carcinogenic potential due to large contributions of domestic coal and coking industry. Among various sources, biomass burning, domestic coal combustion, and the coking industry contributed 60%, 20%, and 16% of the total emission, respectively. Total emission, emission density, emission intensity, and emission per capita showed geographical variations. In general, the southeastern provinces were characterized by higher emission density, while those in western and northern China featured higher emission intensity and population-normalized emission. Although energy consumption in China went up continuously during the past two decades, annual emission of PAHs fluctuated depending on the amount of domestic coal consumption, coke production, and the efficiency of energy utilization. 47 refs., 6 figs.
Spontaneous emission of electromagnetic radiation in turbulent plasmas
Ziebell, L. F., E-mail: luiz.ziebell@ufrgs.br [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); Yoon, P. H., E-mail: yoonp@umd.edu [School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi 446-701, South Korea and University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States); Simões, F. J. R.; Pavan, J. [Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)] [Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); Gaelzer, R. [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) [Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); Instituto de Física e Matemática, UFPel, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
Known radiation emission mechanisms in plasmas include bremmstrahlung (or free-free emission), gyro- and synchrotron radiation, cyclotron maser, and plasma emission. For unmagnetized plasmas, only bremmstrahlung and plasma emissions are viable. Of these, bremmstrahlung becomes inoperative in the absence of collisions, and the plasma emission requires the presence of electron beam, followed by various scattering and conversion processes. The present Letter proposes a new type of radiation emission process for plasmas in a state of thermodynamic quasi-equilibrium between particles and enhanced Langmuir turbulence. The radiation emission mechanism proposed in the present Letter is not predicted by the linear theory of thermal plasmas, but it relies on nonlinear wave-particle resonance processes. The electromagnetic particle-in-cell numerical simulation supports the new mechanism.
Wu, Wei [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Wang, Jin, E-mail: jin.wang.1@stonybrook.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 130022 Changchun, China and College of Physics, Jilin University, 130021 Changchun (China)
2014-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
We have established a general non-equilibrium thermodynamic formalism consistently applicable to both spatially homogeneous and, more importantly, spatially inhomogeneous systems, governed by the Langevin and Fokker-Planck stochastic dynamics with multiple state transition mechanisms, using the potential-flux landscape framework as a bridge connecting stochastic dynamics with non-equilibrium thermodynamics. A set of non-equilibrium thermodynamic equations, quantifying the relations of the non-equilibrium entropy, entropy flow, entropy production, and other thermodynamic quantities, together with their specific expressions, is constructed from a set of dynamical decomposition equations associated with the potential-flux landscape framework. The flux velocity plays a pivotal role on both the dynamic and thermodynamic levels. On the dynamic level, it represents a dynamic force breaking detailed balance, entailing the dynamical decomposition equations. On the thermodynamic level, it represents a thermodynamic force generating entropy production, manifested in the non-equilibrium thermodynamic equations. The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process and more specific examples, the spatial stochastic neuronal model, in particular, are studied to test and illustrate the general theory. This theoretical framework is particularly suitable to study the non-equilibrium (thermo)dynamics of spatially inhomogeneous systems abundant in nature. This paper is the second of a series.
Multicomponent Equilibrium Models for Testing Geothermometry Approaches
Cooper, D. Craig; Carl D. Palmer; Robert W. Smith; Travis L. McLing
2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Geothermometry is an important tool for estimating deep reservoir temperature from the geochemical composition of shallower and cooler waters. The underlying assumption of geothermometry is that the waters collected from shallow wells and seeps maintain a chemical signature that reflects equilibrium in the deeper reservoir. Many of the geothermometers used in practice are based on correlation between water temperatures and composition or using thermodynamic calculations based a subset (typically silica, cations or cation ratios) of the dissolved constituents. An alternative approach is to use complete water compositions and equilibrium geochemical modeling to calculate the degree of disequilibrium (saturation index) for large number of potential reservoir minerals as a function of temperature. We have constructed several “forward” geochemical models using The Geochemist’s Workbench to simulate the change in chemical composition of reservoir fluids as they migrate toward the surface. These models explicitly account for the formation (mass and composition) of a steam phase and equilibrium partitioning of volatile components (e.g., CO2, H2S, and H2) into the steam as a result of pressure decreases associated with upward fluid migration from depth. We use the synthetic data generated from these simulations to determine the advantages and limitations of various geothermometry and optimization approaches for estimating the likely conditions (e.g., temperature, pCO2) to which the water was exposed in the deep subsurface. We demonstrate the magnitude of errors that can result from boiling, loss of volatiles, and analytical error from sampling and instrumental analysis. The estimated reservoir temperatures for these scenarios are also compared to conventional geothermometers. These results can help improve estimation of geothermal resource temperature during exploration and early development.
Adaptive Implicit Non-Equilibrium Radiation Diffusion
Philip, Bobby [ORNL; Wang, Zhen [ORNL; Berrill, Mark A [ORNL; Rodriguez Rodriguez, Manuel [ORNL; Pernice, Michael [Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We describe methods for accurate and efficient long term time integra- tion of non-equilibrium radiation diffusion systems: implicit time integration for effi- cient long term time integration of stiff multiphysics systems, local control theory based step size control to minimize the required global number of time steps while control- ling accuracy, dynamic 3D adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) to minimize memory and computational costs, Jacobian Free Newton-Krylov methods on AMR grids for efficient nonlinear solution, and optimal multilevel preconditioner components that provide level independent solver convergence.
A non-equilibrium quantum Landauer principle
John Goold; Mauro Paternostro; Kavan Modi
2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
Using the operational framework of completely positive, trace preserving operations and thermodynamic fluctuation relations, we derive a lower bound for the heat exchange in a Landauer erasure process on a quantum system. Our bound comes from a non-phenomenological derivation of the Landauer principle which holds for generic non-equilibrium dynamics. Furthermore the bound depends on the non-unitality of dynamics, giving it a physical significance that differs from other derivations. We apply our framework to the model of a spin-1/2 system coupled to an interacting spin chain at finite temperature.
Process for operating equilibrium controlled reactions
Nataraj, Shankar (Allentown, PA); Carvill, Brian Thomas (Orefield, PA); Hufton, Jeffrey Raymond (Fogelsville, PA); Mayorga, Steven Gerard (Allentown, PA); Gaffney, Thomas Richard (Allentown, PA); Brzozowski, Jeffrey Richard (Bethlehem, PA)
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A cyclic process for operating an equilibrium controlled reaction in a plurality of reactors containing an admixture of an adsorbent and a reaction catalyst suitable for performing the desired reaction which is operated in a predetermined timed sequence wherein the heating and cooling requirements in a moving reaction mass transfer zone within each reactor are provided by indirect heat exchange with a fluid capable of phase change at temperatures maintained in each reactor during sorpreaction, depressurization, purging and pressurization steps during each process cycle.
Equilibrium-like behavior in far-from-equilibrium chemical reaction networks
David K. Lubensky
2008-07-04T23:59:59.000Z
In an equilibrium chemical reaction mixture, the number of molecules present obeys a Poisson distribution. We ask when the same is true of the steady state of a nonequilibrium reaction network and obtain an essentially complete answer. In particular, we show that networks with certain topological features must have a Poisson distribution, whatever the reaction rates. Such driven systems also obey an analog of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. Our results may be relevant to biological systems and to the larger question of how equilibrium concepts might apply to nonequilibrium systems.
Saving Fuel, Reducing Emissions
Kammen, Daniel M.; Arons, Samuel M.; Lemoine, Derek M.; Hummel, Holmes
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
lower greenhouse gas emissions from electricity productionAssessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plug-in Hybridof national greenhouse gas emissions. Both motor vehicle
Compere, A.L.; Griffith, W.L.; Dorsey, G.F.; West, B.H.
1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
A method and matter of composition for controlling NO{sub x} emissions from existing diesel engines. The method is achieved by adding a small amount of material to the diesel fuel to decrease the amount of NO{sub x} produced during combustion. Specifically, small amounts, less than about 1%, of urea or a triazine compound (methylol melamines) are added to diesel fuel. Because urea and triazine compounds are generally insoluble in diesel fuel, microemulsion technology is used to suspend or dissolve the urea or triazine compound in the diesel fuel. A typical fuel formulation includes 5% t-butyl alcohol, 4.5% water, 0.5% urea or triazine compound, 9% oleic acid, and 1% ethanolamine. The subject invention provides improved emissions in heavy diesel engines without the need for major modifications.
Compere, Alicia L. (Knoxville, TN); Griffith, William L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dorsey, George F. (Farragut, TN); West, Brian H. (Kingston, TN)
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A method and matter of composition for controlling NO.sub.x emissions from existing diesel engines. The method is achieved by adding a small amount of material to the diesel fuel to decrease the amount of NO.sub.x produced during combustion. Specifically, small amounts, less than about 1%, of urea or a triazine compound (methylol melamines) are added to diesel fuel. Because urea and triazine compounds are generally insoluble in diesel fuel, microemulsion technology is used to suspend or dissolve the urea or triazine compound in the diesel fuel. A typical fuel formulation includes 5% t-butyl alcohol, 4.5% water, 0.5% urea or triazine compound, 9% oleic acid, and 1% ethanolamine. The subject invention provides improved emissions in heavy diesel engines without the need for major modifications.
Diluted Equilibrium Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter
Patwardhan, Amol V; Kishimoto, Chad T; Kusenko, Alexander
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a model where sterile neutrinos with rest masses in the range ~ keV to ~ MeV can be the dark matter and be consistent with all laboratory, cosmological, large scale structure, and X-ray constraints. These sterile neutrinos are assumed to freeze out of thermal and chemical equilibrium with matter and radiation in the very early universe, prior to an epoch of prodigious entropy generation ("dilution") from out-of-equilibrium decay of heavy particles. In this work, we consider heavy, entropy-producing particles in the ~ TeV to ~ EeV rest mass range, possibly associated with new physics at high energy scales. The process of dilution can give the sterile neutrinos the appropriate relic densities, but it also alters their energy spectra so that they could act like cold dark matter, despite relatively low rest masses as compared to conventional dark matter candidates. Moreover, since the model does not rely on active-sterile mixing for producing the relic density, the mixing angles can be small enough to ...
Shear viscosity and out of equilibrium dynamics
Andrej El; Zhe Xu; Carsten Greiner; Azwinndini Muronga
2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z
Using Grad's method, we calculate the entropy production and derive a formula for the second-order shear viscosity coefficient in a one-dimensionally expanding particle system, which can also be considered out of chemical equilibrium. For a one-dimensional expansion of gluon matter with Bjorken boost invariance, the shear tensor and the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio $\\eta/s$ are numerically calculated by an iterative and self-consistent prescription within the second-order Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics and by a microscopic parton cascade transport theory. Compared with $\\eta/s$ obtained using the Navier-Stokes approximation, the present result is about 20% larger at a QCD coupling $\\alpha_s \\sim 0.3$(with $\\eta/s\\approx 0.18$) and is a factor of 2-3 larger at a small coupling $\\alpha_s \\sim 0.01$. We demonstrate an agreement between the viscous hydrodynamic calculations and the microscopic transport results on $\\eta/s$, except when employing a small $\\alpha_s$. On the other hand, we demonstrate that for such small $\\alpha_s$, the gluon system is far from kinetic and chemical equilibrium, which indicates the break down of second-order hydrodynamics because of the strong noneqilibrium evolution. In addition, for large $\\alpha_s$ ($0.3-0.6$), the Israel-Stewart hydrodynamics formally breaks down at large momentum $p_T\\gtrsim 3$ GeV but is still a reasonably good approximation.
A new nonlocal thermodynamical equilibrium radiative transfer method for cool stars
Lambert, Julien; Ryde, Nils; Faure, Alexandre
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Context: The solution of the nonlocal thermodynamical equilibrium (non-LTE) radiative transfer equation usually relies on stationary iterative methods, which may falsely converge in some cases. Furthermore, these methods are often unable to handle large-scale systems, such as molecular spectra emerging from, for example, cool stellar atmospheres. Aims: Our objective is to develop a new method, which aims to circumvent these problems, using nonstationary numerical techniques and taking advantage of parallel computers. Methods: The technique we develop may be seen as a generalization of the coupled escape probability method. It solves the statistical equilibrium equations in all layers of a discretized model simultaneously. The numerical scheme adopted is based on the generalized minimum residual method. Result:. The code has already been applied to the special case of the water spectrum in a red supergiant stellar atmosphere. This demonstrates the fast convergence of this method, and opens the way to a wide va...
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems
Manh Hong Duong
2015-03-06T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we cast damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems into a general framework for non-equilibrium thermodynamics, namely the GENERIC (General Equation for Non-Equilibrium Reversible-Irreversible Coupling) framework. The main ingredients of GENERIC consist of five building blocks: a state space, a Poisson operator, a dissipative operator, an energy functional, and an entropy functional. The GENERIC formulation of damped Timoshenko and damped Bresse systems brings several benefits. First, it provides alternative ways to derive thermodynamically consistent models of these systems by construct- ing building blocks instead of invoking conservation laws and constitutive relations. Second, it reveals clear physical and geometrical structures of these systems, e.g., the role of the energy and the entropy as the driving forces for the reversible and irreversible dynamics respectively. Third, it allows us to introduce a new GENERIC model for damped Timoshenko systems that is not existing in the literature.
Non-equilibrium Theory of Arrested Spinodal Decomposition
José Manuel Olais-Govea; Leticia López-Flores; Magdaleno Medina-Noyola
2015-05-03T23:59:59.000Z
The Non-equilibrium Self-consistent Generalized Langevin Equation theory of irreversible relax- ation [Phys. Rev. E (2010) 82, 061503; ibid. 061504] is applied to the description of the non- equilibrium processes involved in the spinodal decomposition of suddenly and deeply quenched simple liquids. For model liquids with hard-sphere plus attractive (Yukawa or square well) pair potential, the theory predicts that the spinodal curve, besides being the threshold of the thermo- dynamic stability of homogeneous states, is also the borderline between the regions of ergodic and non-ergodic homogeneous states. It also predicts that the high-density liquid-glass transition line, whose high-temperature limit corresponds to the well-known hard-sphere glass transition, intersects the spinodal curve at lower temperatures and densities, and continues inside the spinodal region as a glass-glass transition line. Within the region bounded from below by this low-temperature glass-glass transition and from above by the spinodal dynamic arrest line we can recognize two distinct domains with qualitatively different temperature dependence of the localization length. In the shallow-quench domain the localization length diverges as a power law as the tempera- ture T approaches the spinodal temperature Ts, whereas in the deep-quench domain, immediately above the glass-glass line, the localization length increases exponentially with T. We conjecture that the upper domain might correspond to full gas-liquid phase separation conditions, whereas the deep-quench domain might correspond to the formation of physical gels by arrested spinodal decomposition.
Non-meanfield deterministic limits in chemical reaction kinetics far from equilibrium
R. E. Lee DeVille; Cyrill B. Muratov; Eric Vanden-Eijnden
2005-12-25T23:59:59.000Z
A general mechanism is proposed by which small intrinsic fluctuations in a system far from equilibrium can result in nearly deterministic dynamical behaviors which are markedly distinct from those realized in the meanfield limit. The mechanism is demonstrated for the kinetic Monte-Carlo version of the Schnakenberg reaction where we identified a scaling limit in which the global deterministic bifurcation picture is fundamentally altered by fluctuations. Numerical simulations of the model are found to be in quantitative agreement with theoretical predictions.
Right ventricular ejection fraction from equilibrium and first pass scintigraphic cardiac images
Nakamura, Eiji
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Radioactive 2 x 10 years Fig. 6. Generation and transition of Tc 11 2. Radiopharmaceuticals Radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive tracers generally consist of a radionuclide emit- ting 7-rays. They need to allow maximum information extraction... the contraction phase, is an important indicator of ventricular func- tion. Equilibrium images, in which the radiopharmaceutical is uniformly distributed throughout the blood pool, are routinely used to compute the left ventricular ejec- tion fraction...
Nash equilibrium seeking in noncooperative games and multi -agent deployment to planar curves
Frihauf, Paul A.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
1.1 Nash Equilibrium Seeking in Noncooperative Games . . .Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NashNash Equilibrium Seeking with Non-Quadratic Payoffs . . .
Equilibrium Configurations of Cantilever under Terminal Loads
Milan Batista
2013-03-27T23:59:59.000Z
The paper provides an exact analytical solution for equilibrium configurations of cantilever rod subject to inclined force and torque acting on its free end. The solution is given in terms of Jacobi elliptical functions and illustrated by several numerical examples and several graphical presentations of shapes of deformed cantilever. Possible forms of cantilever underlying elastica are discussed in details and various simple formulas are given for calculation of characteristic dimensions of elastica. For the case when cantilever is subject only to applied force four load conditions are discussed: follower load problem, load determination problem, conservative load problem and rotational load problem. For all the cases the formulas or effective procedure for solution is given.
Quantum gambling based on Nash-equilibrium
Pei Zhang; Xiao-Qi Zhou; Yun-Long Wang; Peter J. Shadbolt; Yong-Sheng Zhang; Hong Gao; Fu-Li Li; Jeremy L. O'Brien
2014-08-27T23:59:59.000Z
A fair gambling is hard to be made between two spatially separated parties without introducing a trusted third party. Here we propose a novel gambling protocol, which enables fair gambling between two distant parties without the help of a third party. By incorporating the key concepts and methods of game theory, our protocol will force the two parties to move their strategies to a Nash-equilibrium point which guarantees the fairness through the physical laws of quantum mechanics. Furthermore, we show that our protocol can be easily adapted to a biased version, which would find applications in lottery, casino, etc. A proof-of-principle optical demonstration of this protocol is reported as well.
An analysis of SO{sub 2} emission compliance under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
Hanson, D.A.; Cilek, C.M.; Pandola, G.; Taxon, T.
1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
The effectiveness of SO{sub 2} emission allowance trading under Title 4 of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act (CAA) is of great interest due to the innovative nature of this market incentive approach. However, it may be a mistake to frame the compliance problem for a utility as a decision to trade or not. Trading of allowances should be the consequence, not the decision. The two meaningful decision variables for a utility are the control approaches chosen for its units and the amount of allowances to hold in its portfolio of assets for the future. The number allowances to be bought or sold (i.e. traded) is determined by the emission reduction and banking decisions. Our preferred approach is to think of the problem in terms of ABC`s of the 1990 CAA Amendments: abatement strategy, banking, and cost competitiveness. The implications of the general principles presented in this paper on least cost emission reductions and emissions banking to hedge against risk are being simulated with version 2 of the ARGUS model representing the electric utility sector and regional coal supplies and transportation rates. A rational expectations forecast for allowances prices is being computed. The computed allowance price path has the property that demand for allowances by electric utilities for current use or for banking must equal the supply of allowances issued by the federal government or provided as forward market contracts in private market transactions involving non-utility speculators. From this rational expectations equilibrium forecast, uncertainties are being explored using sensitivity tests. Some of the key issues are the amount of scrubbing and when it is economical to install it, the amount of coal switching and how much low sulfur coal premiums will be bid up; and the amount of emission trading within utilities and among different utilities.
An analysis of SO sub 2 emission compliance under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
Hanson, D.A.; Cilek, C.M.; Pandola, G.; Taxon, T.
1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The effectiveness of SO{sub 2} emission allowance trading under Title 4 of the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act (CAA) is of great interest due to the innovative nature of this market incentive approach. However, it may be a mistake to frame the compliance problem for a utility as a decision to trade or not. Trading of allowances should be the consequence, not the decision. The two meaningful decision variables for a utility are the control approaches chosen for its units and the amount of allowances to hold in its portfolio of assets for the future. The number allowances to be bought or sold (i.e. traded) is determined by the emission reduction and banking decisions. Our preferred approach is to think of the problem in terms of ABC's of the 1990 CAA Amendments: abatement strategy, banking, and cost competitiveness. The implications of the general principles presented in this paper on least cost emission reductions and emissions banking to hedge against risk are being simulated with version 2 of the ARGUS model representing the electric utility sector and regional coal supplies and transportation rates. A rational expectations forecast for allowances prices is being computed. The computed allowance price path has the property that demand for allowances by electric utilities for current use or for banking must equal the supply of allowances issued by the federal government or provided as forward market contracts in private market transactions involving non-utility speculators. From this rational expectations equilibrium forecast, uncertainties are being explored using sensitivity tests. Some of the key issues are the amount of scrubbing and when it is economical to install it, the amount of coal switching and how much low sulfur coal premiums will be bid up; and the amount of emission trading within utilities and among different utilities.
A Two Stage Stochastic Equilibrium Model for Electricity Markets ...
Dali Zhang
2008-02-06T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 6, 2008 ... A Two Stage Stochastic Equilibrium Model for Electricity Markets with Two Way Contracts. Dali Zhang (zhangdl ***at*** soton.ac.uk) Huifu Xu ...
Confined colloidal crystals in and out of equilibrium
A. Reinmüller; E. C. O?uz; R. Messina; H. Löwen; H. J. Schöpe; T. Palberg
2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z
Recent studies on confined crystals of charged colloidal particles are reviewed, both in equilibrium and out of equilibrium. We focus in particular on direct comparisons of experiments (light scattering and microscopy) with lattice sum calculations and computer simulations. In equilibrium we address buckling and crystalline multilayering of charged systems in hard and soft slit confinement. We discuss also recent crystalline structures obtained for charged mixtures. Moreover, we put forward possibilities to apply external perturbations, in order to drive the system out of equilibrium. These include electrolyte gradients as well as the application of shear and electric fields.
Validation of Multicomponent Equilibrium Geothermometry at Four Geothermal Power Plants
Ghanashyam Neupane; Jeffrey S Baum; Earl D Mattson; Gregory L Mines; Carl D Palmer; Robert W Smith
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper evaluates our ability to predict geothermal reservoir temperatures using water compositions measured from surface hot springs or shallow subsurface wells at four geothermal sites prior to the startup of geothermal energy production using RTEst, a multicomponent equilibrium geothermometer we have developed and are testing. The estimated reservoir temperatures of these thermal expressions are compared to measured bottom-hole temperatures of production wells at Raft River, ID; Neal Hot Springs, OR; Roosevelt Hot Springs, UT; and Steamboat Springs, NV geothermal sites. In general, temperatures of the producing reservoir estimated from the composition of water from surface expressions/shallow wells using RTEst are similar to the measured bottom-hole temperatures. For example, estimates for the Neal Hot Springs system are within ±10 ºC of the production temperatures. However, some caution must be exercised in evaluating RTEst predictions. Estimated temperature for a shallow Raft River well (Frazier well) is found to be slightly lower (ca. 15 ºC) than the bottom-hole temperatures from the geothermal plant production wells. For the Raft River system, local geology and fluid mixing model indicate that the fluid source for this shallow well may not have originated from the production reservoir. Similarly, RTEst results for Roosevelt Hot springs and Steamboat Springs geothermal areas were found consistent with the reservoir temperatures obtained from deep wells. These results suggest that the RTEst could be a valuable tool for estimating temperatures and evaluation geothermal resources.
AIAA 2003-3549 Numerical Prediction of Non-equilibrium
D'Ambrosio, Domenic
models with respect to the macroscopic thermochemical non-equilibrium models that are usually used i (per unit mass) ev,eq i specific equilibrium vibrational energy of species i h mixture enthalpy hf i formation enthalpy of species i hi species enthalpy (per unit mass) ho stagnation enthalpy K time
Equilibrium surface distributions for constant energy ensembles B. I. Henry
Henry, Bruce Ian
Equilibrium surface distributions for constant energy ensembles B. I. Henry Department of Applied distributions are seen [11,12]. In this paper we shall discuss how one calculates the constant energy energy en semble are discussed. An equilibrium surface density is introduced and used to calculate
A lateral optical equilibrium in waveguide-resonator optical force
Fan, Shanhui
A lateral optical equilibrium in waveguide-resonator optical force Varat Intaraprasonk,1@stanford.edu Abstract: We consider the lateral optical force between a resonator and a waveguide, and study the possibility of an equilibrium that occurs solely from the optical force in such system. We prove analytically
Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium
Jaksic, Vojkan
Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium V. JaksiÂ´c1 , J. Panangaden1 to the joint thermal equilibrium state, we study the Full Counting Statistics (FCS) of the energy transfers , A. Panati1,2 , C-A. Pillet2 1 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, 805
Beyond Nash Equilibrium: Solution Concepts for the 21st Century #
Halpern, Joseph Y.
Beyond Nash Equilibrium: Solution Concepts for the 21st Century # Joseph Y. Halpern Cornell://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/halpern Abstract Nash equilibrium is the most commonlyÂused notion of equiÂ librium in game theory. However, it suffers from numerous problems. Some are well known in the game theory commuÂ nity; for example, the Nash
the Fully Mixed Nash Equilibrium Conjecture Rainer Feldmann
Mavronicolas, Marios
Facets of the Fully Mixed Nash Equilibrium Conjecture Rainer Feldmann Marios Mavronicolas Andreas;Abstract In this work, we continue the study of the many facets of the Fully Mixed Nash Equi- librium. A Nash equilibrium is a stable state where no user can improve her (expected) latency by switching her
Beyond the Nash Equilibrium Barrier Robert Kleinberg1
Ligett, Katrina
Beyond the Nash Equilibrium Barrier Robert Kleinberg1 Katrina Ligett1 Georgios Piliouras2 ´Eva.piliouras@gmail.com Abstract: Nash equilibrium analysis has become the de facto standard for judging the solution quality is comparable to that of Nash equilibria. By assuming that equilibria are representative of the outcomes
SUPERGAMES IN ELECTRICITY MARKETS: BEYOND THE NASH EQUILIBRIUM CONCEPT
SUPERGAMES IN ELECTRICITY MARKETS: BEYOND THE NASH EQUILIBRIUM CONCEPT Pedro Correia, Thomas away from the best-response equilibrium strategies provided by Nash so- lutions. Although Nash, and the solutions pre- scribed by this game are Nash equilibria [4], either in pure or in mixed strategies. When
A Nash Equilibrium Analysis for Interference Coupled Wireless Systems
Alpcan, Tansu
A Nash Equilibrium Analysis for Interference Coupled Wireless Systems Siddharth Naik Technical.boche@mk.tu-berlin.de Abstract--This paper studies the properties of Nash equilib- rium for noncooperative games in interference are investigated to establish the existence and uniqueness of a Nash equilibrium solution. These properties play
Proton-Rich Nuclear Statistical Equilibrium
I. R. Seitenzahl; F. X. Timmes; A. Marin-Laflèche; E. Brown; G. Magkotsios; J. Truran
2008-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
Proton-rich material in a state of nuclear statistical equilibrium (NSE) is one of the least studied regimes of nucleosynthesis. One reason for this is that after hydrogen burning, stellar evolution proceeds at conditions of equal number of neutrons and protons or at a slight degree of neutron-richness. Proton-rich nucleosynthesis in stars tends to occur only when hydrogen-rich material that accretes onto a white dwarf or neutron star explodes, or when neutrino interactions in the winds from a nascent proto-neutron star or collapsar-disk drive the matter proton-rich prior to or during the nucleosynthesis. In this paper we solve the NSE equations for a range of proton-rich thermodynamic conditions. We show that cold proton-rich NSE is qualitatively different from neutron-rich NSE. Instead of being dominated by the Fe-peak nuclei with the largest binding energy per nucleon that have a proton to nucleon ratio close to the prescribed electron fraction, NSE for proton-rich material near freeze-out temperature is mainly composed of Ni56 and free protons. Previous results of nuclear reaction network calculations rely on this non-intuitive high proton abundance, which this paper will explain. We show how the differences and especially the large fraction of free protons arises from the minimization of the free energy as a result of a delicate competition between the entropy and the nuclear binding energy.
Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Self-Replicating Protocells
Harold Fellermann; Bernat Corominas-Murtra; Per Lyngs Hansen; John Hjort Ipsen; Ricard Solé; Steen Rasmussen
2015-03-16T23:59:59.000Z
We provide a non-equilibrium thermodynamic description of the life-cycle of a droplet based, chemically feasible, system of protocells. By coupling the protocells metabolic kinetics with its thermodynamics, we demonstrate how the system can be driven out of equilibrium to ensure protocell growth and replication. This coupling allows us to derive the equations of evolution and to rigorously demonstrate how growth and replication life-cycle can be understood as a non-equilibrium thermodynamic cycle. The process does not appeal to genetic information or inheritance, and is based only on non-equilibrium physics considerations. Our non-equilibrium thermodynamic description of simple, yet realistic, processes of protocell growth and replication, represents an advance in our physical understanding of a central biological phenomenon both in connection to the origin of life and for modern biology.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamic potentials for continuous-time Markov chains
Gatien Verley
2015-08-05T23:59:59.000Z
We connect the rare fluctuations of an Equilibrium (EQ) process to the typical fluctuations of a Non-Equilibrium (NE) stationary process. In the framework of large deviation theory, this observation allows us to introduce NE thermodynamic potentials. For continuous-time Markov chains, we identify the relevant pairs of conjugated variables and propose two NE ensembles: one with fixed dynamics and fluctuating time-averaged variables, and another with fixed time-averaged variables, but a fluctuating dynamics. Accordingly, we show that NE processes are equivalent to conditioned EQ processes ensuring that NE potentials are Legendre dual. We find a variational principle satisfied by the NE potentials that reach their maximum in the NE stationary state and whose first derivatives produce the NE equations of state, and second derivatives produce the NE Maxwell relations generalizing the Onsager reciprocity relations.
Di Troia, Claudio
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A class of parametric distribution functions has been proposed in [C.DiTroia, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion,54,2012] as equilibrium distribution functions (EDFs) for charged particles in fusion plasmas, representing supra-thermal particles in anisotropic equilibria for Neutral Beam Injection, Ion Cyclotron Heating scenarios. Moreover, the EDFs can also represent nearly isotropic equilibria for Slowing-Down $alpha$ particles and core thermal plasma populations. These EDFs depend on constants of motion (COMs). Assuming an axisymmetric system with no equilibrium electric field, the EDF depends on the toroidal canonical momentum $P_\\phi$, the kinetic energy $w$ and the magnetic moment \\mu. In the present work, the EDFs are obtained from first principles and general hypothesis. The derivation is probabilistic and makes use of the Bayes' Theorem. The bayesian argument allows us to describe how far from the prior probability distribution function (pdf), e.g. Maxwellian, the plasma is, based on the information...
1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa 1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa 1
Hudson, Stuart
1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa Contents 1 stepped pressure equilibrium code : co01aa) g = RR + R2 (12) g = RR (13) g = RR + 1 (14) co01aa.h last modified on 2014-04-30 ; 2 #12;
A Case where a Paradox Like Braess's Occurs in the Nash Equilibrium but Does Not Occur of the other individuals. Another framework in which such a paradox may occur is that of the Nash equilibriumÂ negligible eoeect on the other players. It is natural to expect the same type of paradox in the Nash equilib
Harley, Robert
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Turnover on Drayage Truck Emissions at the Port of Oakland,”actions to clean up port truck emissions in Oakland serve asTurnover on Drayage Truck Emissions at the Port of Oakland,”
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Prediction of heptanes-plus equilibrium ratios from empirical correlations
McKenna, Martin James
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
6590 305 247 0. 862 low 600 3225 158 149 0. 787 8055 313 212 0. 841 low sOV 2375 127 108 0. 746 TABLE 3-PHYS ICAL AND CRITICAL PROPERTIES Component methane ethane propane i-butane n-butane i-pentane n-pentane hexane (1b... using only one property ? critical temperature- to correlate equilibrium ratios. Campbell stated that for a fixed temperature and pressure, the equilibrium ratios of a mixture in v the equation apor-liquid equilibrium can be represented by log K...
Entanglement Production in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
V. Vedral
2007-06-21T23:59:59.000Z
We define and analyse the concept of entanglement production during the evolution of a general quantum mechanical dissipative system. While it is important to minimise entropy production in order to achieve thermodynamical efficiency, maximising the rate of change of entanglement is important in quantum information processing. Quantitative relations are obtained between entropy and entanglement productions, under specific assumptions detailed in the text. We apply these to the processes of dephasing and decay of correlations between two initially entangled qubits. Both the Master equation treatment as well as the higher Hilbert space analysis are presented. Our formalism is very general and contains as special cases many reported individual instance of entanglement dynamics, such as, for example, the recently discovered notion of the sudden death of entanglement.
Extended emission around GPS radio sources
C. Stanghellini; C. P. O'Dea; D. Dallacasa; P. Cassaro; S. A. Baum; R. Fanti; C. Fanti
2005-07-21T23:59:59.000Z
Extended radio emission detected around a sample of GHz Peaked Spectrum (GPS) radio sources is discussed. Evidence for extended emission which is related to the GPS source is found in 6 objects out of 33. Three objects are associated with quasars with core-jet pc-scale morphology, and three are identified with galaxies with symmetric (CSO) radio morphology. We conclude that the core-jet GPS quasars are likely to be beamed objects with a continuous supply of energy from the core to the kpc scale. It is also possible that low surface brightness extended radio emission is present in other GPS quasars but the emission is below our detection limit due to the high redshifts of the objects. On the other hand, the CSO/galaxies with extended large scale emission may be rejuvenated sources where the extended emission is the relic of previous activity. In general, the presence of large scale emission associated with GPS galaxies is uncommon, suggesting that in the context of the recurrent activity model, the time scale between subsequent bursts is in general longer than the radiative lifetime of the radio emission from the earlier activity.
Canuto, V
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is an English translation of the Italian version of an encyclopedia chapter that appeared in the Italian Encyclopedia of the Physical Sciences, edited by Bruno Bertotti (1994). Following requests from colleagues we have decided to make it available to a more general readership. We present the motivation for constructing General Relativity, provide a short discussion of tensor algebra, and follow the set up of Einstein equations. We discuss briefly the initial value problem, the linear approximation and how should non gravitational physics be described in curved spacetime.
Multiwavelength Thermal Emission
California at Santa Cruz, University of
Multiwavelength Astronomy NASA #12;Thermal Emission #12;Thermal Emission Non-thermal p-p collisions Optical IR Radio/ Microwave sources of emission massive stars, WHIM, Ly many dust, cool objects-ray ~GeV Gamma-ray ~TeV sources of emission AGN, clusters, SNR, binaries, stars AGN (obscured), shocks
Title of dissertation: MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM AND STABILITY OF
Anlage, Steven
ABSTRACT Title of dissertation: MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM AND STABILITY OF CENTRIFUGALLY CONFINED PLASMAS Yi-Min Huang, Doctor of Philosophy, 2004 Dissertation directed by: Professor Adil B. This dissertation addresses the equilib- rium and stability of this configuration within the framework
Equilibrium Distribution of Mutators in the Single Fitness Peak Model
Tannenbaum, Emmanuel; Deeds, Eric J.; Shakhnovich, Eugene I.
2003-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
This Letter develops an analytically tractable model for determining the equilibrium distribution of mismatch repair deficient strains in unicellular populations. The approach is based on the single fitness peak model, ...
Lithium-ion battery modeling using non-equilibrium thermodynamics
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 ...
Phase-equilibrium-mediated assembly of colloidal nanoparticles
Kwon, Seok Joon
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Colloidal dispersion of nanoparticles (CNPs) has interesting properties both in terms of fundamental studies and industrials applications. Particular focus on the phase equilibrium and separation dynamics of CNPs has been ...
Restoring Equilibrium to Natural Gas Markets: Can Renewable Energy Help?
Wiser, Ryan; Bolinger, Mark
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
AC03- 76SF00098. The report “Easing the Natural Gas Crisis:Reducing Natural Gas Prices through Increased Deployment ofRestoring Equilibrium to Natural Gas Markets: Can Renewable
Non-equilibrium fluctuation induced-phenomena in quantum electrodynamics
Golyk, Vladyslav Alexander
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study fluctuation-induced phenomena in systems out of thermal equilibrium, resulting from the stochastic nature of quantum and thermal fluctuations of electromagnetic currents and waves. Specifically, we study radiative ...
On the complexity of approximating a nash equilibrium
Daskalakis, Constantinos
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that computing a relative---that is, multiplicative as opposed to additive---approximate Nash equilibrium in two-player games is PPAD-complete, even for constant values of the approximation. Our result is the first ...
Non-equilibrium Entanglement and Noise in Coupled Qubits
N. Lambert; R. Aguado; T. Brandes
2006-02-03T23:59:59.000Z
We study charge entanglement in two Coulomb-coupled double quantum dots in thermal equilibrium and under stationary non-equilibrium transport conditions. In the transport regime, the entanglement exhibits a clear switching threshold and various limits due to suppression of tunneling by Quantum Zeno localisation or by an interaction induced energy gap. We also calculate quantum noise spectra and discuss the inter-dot current correlation as an indicator of the entanglement in transport experiments.
Karkatsouli, Ioanna
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Wind generation has been growing fast, with onshore wind having a 27% average annual growth rate over the past decade. Motivated by this growth, a comprehensive analysis of both the economic and engineering implications ...
Madan, Tanvir Singh
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The residential sector in the U.S. is responsible for about 20% of the country's primary energy use (EIA, 2011). Studies estimate that efficiency improvements in this sector can reduce household energy consumption by over ...
Monetary compensations in climate policy through the lens of a general equilibrium assessment
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
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The Prospects for Coal-To-Liquid Conversion: A General Equilibrium Analysis
Chen, Y.-H. Henry
We investigate the economics of coal-to-liquid (CTL) conversion, a polygeneration technology that produces liquid fuels, chemicals, and electricity by coal gasification and Fischer-Tropsch process. CTL is more expensive ...
Computable General Equilibrium Models for Eco-nomic Policy Evaluation and Impact Analysis
Wing, Ian Sue
to the assessment of the economic impacts of policies ranging from tax reforms to the mitigation and adaptation
Plant Heterogeneity and Applied General Equilibrium Models of Trade: Lessons from
Stoiciu, Mihai
sector. I introduce these features by adapting a Hopenhayn (1992) model of plant entry and exit and embed a Hopenhayn (1992) model of firm entry and exit and embed this in a static multisector trade model with monop) develops a model with plant dynamics to match entry and exit rates in US manufacturing. I do
Generalized Solovev equilibrium with sheared flow of arbitrary direction and stability consideration
Kaltsas, D. A., E-mail: dkaltsas@cc.uoi.gr, E-mail: gthroum@cc.uoi.gr; Throumoulopoulos, G. N., E-mail: dkaltsas@cc.uoi.gr, E-mail: gthroum@cc.uoi.gr [Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, GR 451 10 Ioannina (Greece)
2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
A Solovev-like solution describing equilibria with field aligned incompressible flows [G. N. Throumoulopoulos and H. Tasso, Phys. Plasmas 19, 014504 (2012)] is extended to non parallel flows. The solution expressed as a superposition of Bessel functions contains an arbitrary number of free parameters which are exploited to construct a variety of configurations including ITER shaped ones. For parallel flows, application of a sufficient condition for linear stability shows that this condition is satisfied in an appreciable part of the plasma region on the high-field side mostly due to the variation of the magnetic field perpendicular to the magnetic surfaces. Also, the results indicate that depending on the shape of the Mach-function profile and the values of the free parameters the flow and flow shear may have either stabilizing or destabilizing effects.
Generalized Nash Equilibrium and Market Coupling in the European Power System
Smeers, Yves; Oggioni, Giorgia; Allevi, Elisabetta; Schaible, Siegfried
an inter-connector with limited transfer capacity. Each zone is controlled by a PX and a TSO. We assume that PXs are coordinated and then operate as if they were a sole entity; while TSOs can be coordinated or uncoordinated. We first model the case where...
Petersen, Luba
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Price Own Price Own Price Table 2. Real and Nominal PayoffPre-shock Payoff Tables Average Price of Other Firms Averageworked Workers’ Cost Table Experimenter’s Price = 0.5 Units
: C61 C68 D58 Q43 Keywords: Carbon policy Energy modeling Electric power sector Bottom-up Top of generation technologies and the overall electricity system. By construction, these models are partial equilib of an integrated representation of economic and electricity systems makes simplifying assumptions appealing
Non-equilibrium fluctuations and mechanochemical couplings of a molecular motor
A. W. C. Lau; D. Lacoste; K. Mallick
2007-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate theoretically the violations of Einstein and Onsager relations, and the efficiency for a single processive motor operating far from equilibrium using an extension of the two-state model introduced by Kafri {\\em et al.} [Biophys. J. {\\bf 86}, 3373 (2004)]. With the aid of the Fluctuation Theorem, we analyze the general features of these violations and this efficiency and link them to mechanochemical couplings of motors. In particular, an analysis of the experimental data of kinesin using our framework leads to interesting predictions that may serve as a guide for future experiments.
Equilibrium and nonequilibrium effects in the collapse of a model polypeptide
Natalia A. Denesyuk; John D. Weeks
2009-02-16T23:59:59.000Z
We present results of molecular simulations of a model protein whose hydrophobic collapse proceeds as a cascade of downhill transitions between distinct intermediate states. Different intermediates are stabilized by means of appropriate harmonic constraints, allowing explicit calculation of the equilibrium free energy landscape. Nonequilibrium collapse trajectories are simulated independently and compared to diffusion on the calculated free energy surface. We find that collapse generally adheres to this surface, but quantitative agreement is complicated by nonequilibrium effects and by dependence of the diffusion coefficient on position on the surface.
Non-equilibrium condensation process in holographic superconductor with nonlinear electrodynamics
Yunqi Liu; Yungui Gong; Bin Wang
2015-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
We study the non-equilibrium condensation process in a holographic superconductor with nonlinear corrections to the U(1) gauge field. We start with an asymptotic Anti-de-Sitter(AdS) black hole against a complex scalar perturbation at the initial time, and solve the dynamics of the gravitational systems in the bulk. When the black hole temperature T is smaller than a critical value Tc, the scalar perturbation grows exponentially till saturation, the final state of spacetime approaches to a hairy black hole. In the bulk theory, we find the clue of the influence of nonlinear corrections in the gauge field on the process of the scalar field condensation. We show that the bulk dynamics in the non-equilibrium process is completely consistent with the observations on the boundary order parameter. Furthermore we examine the time evolution of horizons in the bulk non-equilibrium transformation process from the bald AdS black hole to the AdS hairy hole. Both the evolution of apparent and event horizons show that the original AdS black hole configuration requires more time to finish the transformation to become a hairy black hole if there is nonlinear correction to the electromagnetic field. We generalize our non-equilibrium discussions to the holographic entanglement entropy and find that the holographic entanglement entropy can give us further understanding of the influence of the nonlinearity in the gauge field on the scalar condensation. In our analysis, we also compare the effect of different models on the corrections to the gauge field on the formation of holographic superconductor.
A Study of the Emissions Benefits of Commercial Vehicle Lane Management Strategies
than light-duty (LD) vehicles. This research shows that the estimated emissions effects of congestion of a general purpose lane to a truck-only lane may produce more emissions benefits than adding either a truck-only lane or a general purpose lane. Furthermore, the expected emissions benefits from truck-only lane
Generalized fluctuation theorems for classical systems
Agarwal, G S
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Fluctuation theorems have a very special place in the study of non equilibrium dynamics of physical systems. The form in which it is used most extensively is the Gallavoti-Cohen Fluctuation Theorem which is in terms of the distribution of the work $p(W)/p(-W)=\\exp(\\alpha W)$. We derive the general form of the fluctuation theorems for an arbitrary Gaussian Markov process and find conditions when the parameter $\\alpha$ becomes a universal parameter $1/kT$. As an application we consider fluctuation theorems for classical cyclotron motion of an electron in a parabolic potential. The motion of the electron is described by four coupled Langevin equations and thus is non-trivial. The generalized theorems are equally valid for non-equilibrium steady states.
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Rodero, A.; Garcia, M.C.; Gamero, A. [Universidad de Cordoba (Spain)
1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The spectroscopy method based on the Boltzmann-plot of emission lines has been usually employed for measuring the excitation temperature (T{sub exc}) in high pressure plasmas. In the present work, it is shown that this method can produce great errors in the temperature determination when equilibrium separation exists. In this way, the suitability of this determination is tested comparing with other alternative methods in a high pressure helium plasma and also studying its separation from the equilibrium situation, via the absolute population measurements of atomic levels and the estimation of its atomic state distribution function (ASDF). We have made this study using a new excitation structure, the axial injection torch (Torche A Injection Axiale or T.I.A.), which produces a high power microwave plasma at atmospheric pressure. The measurements were carried out at the beginning of the flame (the highest line intensity zone) for a 300-900 W power range at 2.45 GHz and 71/min. of helium gas flow.
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BP's Perspective on Emissions Purdue Emissions Trading Workshop
BP's Perspective on Emissions Trading Purdue Emissions Trading Workshop April 30, 2010 Mark - Government policies can create a carbon price via three primary mechanisms: - Emissions trading (BP's strong
PAH chemistry and IR emission from circumstellar disks
R. Visser; V. C. Geers; C. P. Dullemond; J. -C. Augereau; K. M. Pontoppidan; E. F. van Dishoeck
2007-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
Aims. The chemistry of, and infrared (IR) emission from, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in disks around Herbig Ae/Be and T Tauri stars are investigated. The equilibrium distribution of the PAHs over all accessible charge/hydrogenation states depends on the size and shape of the PAHs and on the physical properties of the star and surrounding disk. Methods. A chemistry model is created to calculate this equilibrium distribution. Destruction of PAHs by ultraviolet (UV) photons, possibly in multi-photon absorption events, is taken into account. The chemistry model is coupled to a radiative transfer code to provide the physical parameters and to combine the PAH emission with the spectral energy distribution (SED) from the star+disk system. Results. Normally hydrogenated PAHs in Herbig Ae/Be disks account for most of the observed PAH emission, with neutral and positively ionized species contributing in roughly equal amounts. Close to the midplane, the PAHs are more strongly hydrogenated and negatively ionized, but these species do not contribute to the overall emission because of the low UV/optical flux deep inside the disk. PAHs of 50 carbon atoms are destroyed out to 100 AU in the disk's surface layer, and the resulting spatial extent of the emission does not agree well with observations. Rather, PAHs of about 100 carbon atoms or more are predicted to cause most of the observed emission. The emission is extended on a scale similar to that of the size of the disk. Furthermore, the emission from T Tauri disks is much weaker and concentrated more towards the central star than that from Herbig Ae/Be disks. Positively ionized PAHs are predicted to be largely absent in T Tauri disks because of the weaker radiation field.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of gravitational screens
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.
An Equilibrium Balance of the Universe
Ernst Fischer
2007-08-27T23:59:59.000Z
An alternative cosmological model is presented, which avoids the requirement of dark energy and dark matter. Based on the proposition that energy conservation should be valid not only locally but also globally, the energy tensor of general relativity has to be corrected, including potential energy of matter explicitly. This leads to the consequence that a homogeneous universe must be static, as potential energy acts as a field with negative pressure. In this static universe cosmological red shift can be understood as energy loss by gravitational radiation. There exists a continuous matter cycle, beginning from hot intergalactic plasma, which is replenished by the jets of quasars, the formation of large web-like structures, the formation of galaxies and stars, to the final collapse into quasars again. The model is confirmed qualitatively by the observed size distribution of cosmic structures. Quantitative confirmation is obtained from the diffuse x-ray background and from observations of supernovas. As the total energy content of the universe (trace of the energy tensor) is zero in this model, creation ex nihilo is possible, but requires changes of our elementary particle models. An idea of a modified model is presented.
Equilibrium ultrastable glasses produced by random pinning
Glen M Hocky; Ludovic Berthier; David R. Reichman
2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z
Ultrastable glasses have risen to prominence due to their potentially useful material properties and the tantalizing possibility of a general method of preparation via vapor deposition. Despite the importance of this novel class of amorphous materials, numerical studies have been scarce because achieving ultrastability in atomistic simulations is an enormous challenge. Here we bypass this difficulty and establish that randomly pinning the position of a small fraction of particles inside an equilibrated supercooled liquid generates ultrastable configurations at essentially no numerical cost, while avoiding undesired structural changes due to the preparation protocol. Building on the analogy with vapor-deposited ultrastable glasses, we study the melting kinetics of these configurations following a sudden temperature jump into the liquid phase. In homogeneous geometries, we find that enhanced kinetic stability is accompanied by large scale dynamic heterogeneity, while a competition between homogeneous and heterogeneous melting is observed when a liquid boundary invades the glass at constant velocity. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of large-scale, atomistically resolved, and experimentally relevant simulations of the kinetics of ultrastable glasses.
Averaged equilibrium and stability in low-aspect-ratio stellarators
Garcia, L.; Carreras, B.A.; Dominguez, N.
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The MHD equilibrium and stability calculations or stellarators are complex because of the intrinsic three-dimensional (3-D) character of these configurations. The stellarators expansion simplifies the equilibrium calculation by reducing it to a two-dimensional (2-D) problem. The classical stellarator expansion includes terms up to order epsilon/sup 2/, and the vacuum magnetic field is also included up to this order. For large-aspect-ratio configurations, the results of the stellarator expansion agree well with 3-D numerical equilibrium results. But for low-aspect-ratio configurations, these are significant discrepancies with 3-D equilibrium calculations. The main reason for these discrepancies is the approximation in the vacuum field contributions. This problem can be avoided by applying the average method in a vacuum flux coordinate system. In this way, the exact vacuum magnetic field contribution is included and the results agree well with 3-D equilibrium calculations even for low-aspect-ratio configurations. Using the average method in a vacuum flux coordinate system also permit the accurate calculation of local stability properties with the Mercier criterion. The main improvement is in the accurate calculation of the geodesic curvature term. In this paper, we discuss the application of the average method in flux coordinates to the calculation of the Mercier criterion for low-aspect-ratio stellarator configurations. 12 refs., 3 figs.
Explicit Integration of Extremely Stiff Reaction Networks: Partial Equilibrium Methods
Guidry, Mike W [ORNL; Billings, J. J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hix, William Raphael [ORNL
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In two preceding papers [1,2] we have shown that, when reaction networks are well removed from equilibrium, explicit asymptotic and quasi-steady-state approximations can give algebraically stabilized integration schemes that rival standard implicit methods in accuracy and speed for extremely stiff systems. However, we also showed that these explicit methods remain accurate but are no longer competitive in speed as the network approaches equilibrium. In this paper we analyze this failure and show that it is associated with the presence of fast equilibration timescales that neither asymptotic nor quasi-steady-state approximations are able to remove efficiently from the numerical integration. Based on this understanding, we develop a partial equilibrium method to deal effectively with the new partial equilibrium methods, give an integration scheme that plausibly can deal with the stiffest networks, even in the approach to equilibrium, with accuracy and speed competitive with that of implicit methods. Thus we demonstrate that algebraically stabilized explicit methods may offer alternatives to implicit integration of even extremely stiff systems, and that these methods may permit integration of much larger networks than have been feasible previously in a variety of fields.
Weak Boson Emission in Hadron Collider Processes
U. Baur
2006-11-17T23:59:59.000Z
The O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections to many hadron collider processes are known to become large and negative at high energies, due to the appearance of Sudakov-like logarithms. At the same order in perturbation theory, weak boson emission diagrams contribute. Since the W and Z bosons are massive, the O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections and the contributions from weak boson emission are separately finite. Thus, unlike in QED or QCD calculations, there is no technical reason for including gauge boson emission diagrams in calculations of electroweak radiative corrections. In most calculations of the O(alpha) electroweak radiative corrections, weak boson emission diagrams are therefore not taken into account. Another reason for not including these diagrams is that they lead to final states which differ from that of the original process. However, in experiment, one usually considers partially inclusive final states. Weak boson emission diagrams thus should be included in calculations of electroweak radiative corrections. In this paper, I examine the role of weak boson emission in those processes at the Fermilab Tevatron and the CERN LHC for which the one-loop electroweak radiative corrections are known to become large at high energies (inclusive jet, isolated photon, Z+1 jet, Drell-Yan, di-boson, t-bar t, and single top production). In general, I find that the cross section for weak boson emission is substantial at high energies and that weak boson emission and the O(alpha) virtual weak radiative corrections partially cancel.
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This regulation establishes requirements for a source whose operation results in an excess emission and to establish criteria for a source whose operation results in an excess emission to claim an...
Gu, Chaoyi
2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z
requires a large amount of real data to realize such “generalization”. Then, with such the eligible data collected, it leads to the development of modeling, from traffic modeling to emission modeling, especially for those pollutant emissions which have...
Verification of the Equilibrium and MHD Stability Codes within the Integrated Tokamak Modeling Task Force
Validation Procedure of the Tokamak Equilibrium Reconstruction Code EQUAL with a Scientific Workflow System
Nash, B; Wu, JuHao
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Equilibrium beam distribution in an electron storage ring near linear synchrobetatron coupling resonances
AN -NASH EQUILIBRIUM WITH HIGH PROBABILITY FOR STRATEGIC CUSTOMERS IN HEAVY TRAFFIC
Atar, Rami
AN -NASH EQUILIBRIUM WITH HIGH PROBABILITY FOR STRATEGIC CUSTOMERS IN HEAVY TRAFFIC RAMI ATAR of an -Nash equilibrium with probability approaching 1. On way to proving this result, new diffusion limit customers; -Nash equilibrium with high probability 1. INTRODUCTION Equilibrium behavior of strategic
How hard is it to approximate the best Nash equilibrium? IBM Almaden
Krauthgamer, Robert
How hard is it to approximate the best Nash equilibrium? Elad Hazan IBM Almaden ehazan for a PTAS for Nash equilibrium in a two-player game seeks to circumvent the PPAD- completeness of an (exact) Nash equilibrium by find- ing an approximate equilibrium, and has emerged as a major open question
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overview
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
emission inventories. Emissions are subtracted from the transportation sector total. l CO2 emissions from electricity generation in the commercial and industrial sectors are...
Emissions Trading and Social Justice
Farber, Daniel A
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
David M. Driesen, Does Emissions Trading Encourage Jason Coburn, Emissions Trading and Environmental Szambelan, U.S. Emissions Trading Markets for SO 2
Plasma Equilibrium in a Magnetic Field with Stochastic Regions
J.A. Krommes and Allan H. Reiman
2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
The nature of plasma equilibrium in a magnetic field with stochastic regions is examined. It is shown that the magnetic differential equation that determines the equilibrium Pfirsch-Schluter currents can be cast in a form similar to various nonlinear equations for a turbulent plasma, allowing application of the mathematical methods of statistical turbulence theory. An analytically tractable model, previously studied in the context of resonance-broadening theory, is applied with particular attention paid to the periodicity constraints required in toroidal configurations. It is shown that even a very weak radial diffusion of the magnetic field lines can have a significant effect on the equilibrium in the neighborhood of the rational surfaces, strongly modifying the near-resonant Pfirsch-Schluter currents. Implications for the numerical calculation of 3D equilibria are discussed
Classical Dissipation and Asymptotic Equilibrium via Interaction with Chaotic Systems
M. V. S. Bonanca; M. A. M. de Aguiar
2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z
We study the energy flow between a one dimensional oscillator and a chaotic system with two degrees of freedom in the weak coupling limit. The oscillator's observables are averaged over an initially microcanonical ensemble of trajectories of the chaotic system, which plays the role of an environment for the oscillator. We show numerically that the oscillator's average energy exhibits irreversible dynamics and `thermal' equilibrium at long times. We use linear response theory to describe the dynamics at short times and we derive a condition for the absorption or dissipation of energy by the oscillator from the chaotic system. The equilibrium properties at long times, including the average equilibrium energies and the energy distributions, are explained with the help of statistical arguments. We also check that the concept of temperature defined in terms of the `volume entropy' agrees very well with these energy istributions.
A Geometric Study of Ringed Ribosome Flow Model Equilibrium
Yirmeyahu J. Kaminski
2015-09-25T23:59:59.000Z
We perform a geometric study of the equilibrium locus of the Ribosome Flow Model on a Ring. We prove that the for the set of all possible values of the parameters, the equilibrium locus is a smooth manifold with boundaries, while for a given value of the parameters, it is an embedded smooth and connected curve. For different values of the parameters, the curves are all isomorphic. Moreover, we show how to build a homotopy between different curves obtained for different values of the parameter set. This procedure allows the efficient computation of the equilibrium point for each value of some first integral of the system. This point would have been otherwise difficult to be computed for higher dimensions. We illustrate this construction by some numerical experiments.
Near-equilibrium measurements of nonequilibrium free energy
Crooks, Gavin
2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
A central endeavor of thermodynamics is the measurement of free energy changes. Regrettably, although we can measure the free energy of a system in thermodynamic equilibrium, typically all we can say about the free energy of a nonequilibrium ensemble is that it is larger than that of the same system at equilibrium. Herein, we derive a formally exact expression for the probability distribution of a driven system, which involves path ensemble averages of the work over trajectories of the time-reversed system. From this we find a simple near-equilibrium approximation for the free energy in terms of an excess mean time-reversed work, which can be experimentally measured on real systems. With analysis and computer simulation, we demonstrate the accuracy of our approximations for several simple models.
TEA: A Code for Calculating Thermochemical Equilibrium Abundances
Blecic, Jasmina; Bowman, M Oliver
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present an open-source Thermochemical Equilibrium Abundances (TEA) code that calculates the abundances of gaseous molecular species. The code is based on the methodology of White et al. (1958) and Eriksson (1971). It applies Gibbs free-energy minimization using an iterative, Lagrangian optimization scheme. Given elemental abundances, TEA calculates molecular abundances for a particular temperature and pressure or a list of temperature-pressure pairs. We tested the code against the method of Burrows & Sharp (1999), the free thermochemical equilibrium code CEA (Chemical Equilibrium with Applications), and the example given by White et al. (1958). Using their thermodynamic data, TEA reproduces their final abundances, but with higher precision. We also applied the TEA abundance calculations to models of several hot-Jupiter exoplanets, producing expected results. TEA is written in Python in a modular format. There is a start guide, a user manual, and a code document in addition to this theory paper. TEA is ...
Non-equilibrium chemistry in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs
D. Saumon; M. S. Marley; K. Lodders; R. S. Freedman
2002-07-02T23:59:59.000Z
Carbon monoxide and ammonia have been detected in the spectrum of Gl 229B at abundances that differ substantially from those obtained from chemical equilibrium. Vertical mixing in the atmosphere is a mechanism that can drive slowly reacting species out of chemical equilibrium. We explore the effects of vertical mixing as a function of mixing efficiency and effective temperature on the chemical abundances in the atmospheres of brown dwarfs and on their spectra. The models compare favorably with the observational evidence and indicate that vertical mixing plays an important role in brown dwarf atmospheres.
Self-graviting Gas Spheres in Equilibrium State
Andrei Smirnov; Ricardo Max Menezes Oliveira
2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z
In the paper we discuss equilibrium states of stars, using a simplified analytic model. A star is considered as self-graviting body of gas. We use a condition for the equilibrium state of the body in the form of a differential equation, which relates the pressure distribution and mass density in the body. The density distributions of constant, potential, gaussian, and exponential forms are discussed. Exact expressions for the distribution of mass and pressure along the radial direction, and the central pressure were obtained.
Quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium
J. Eisert; M. Friesdorf; C. Gogolin
2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z
Closed quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium pose several long-standing problems in physics. Recent years have seen a tremendous progress in approaching these questions, not least due to experiments with cold atoms and trapped ions in instances of quantum simulations. This article provides an overview on the progress in understanding dynamical equilibration and thermalisation of closed quantum many-body systems out of equilibrium due to quenches, ramps and periodic driving. It also addresses topics such as the eigenstate thermalisation hypothesis, typicality, transport, many-body localisation, universality near phase transitions, and prospects for quantum simulations.
Spin noise spectroscopy beyond thermal equilibrium and linear response
P. Glasenapp; Luyi Yang; D. Roy; D. G. Rickel; A. Greilich; M. Bayer; N. A. Sinitsyn; S. A. Crooker
2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
Per the fluctuation-dissipation theorem, the information obtained from spin fluctuation studies in thermal equilibrium is necessarily constrained by the system's linear response functions. However, by including weak radiofrequency magnetic fields, we demonstrate that intrinsic and random spin fluctuations even in strictly unpolarized ensembles \\emph{can} reveal underlying patterns of correlation and coupling beyond linear response, and can be used to study non-equilibrium and even multiphoton coherent spin phenomena. We demonstrate this capability in a classical vapor of $^{41}$K alkali atoms, where spin fluctuations alone directly reveal Rabi splittings, the formation of Mollow triplets and Autler-Townes doublets, ac Zeeman shifts, and even nonlinear multiphoton coherences.
Nash equilibrium quantum states and optimal quantum data classification
Faisal Shah Khan
2015-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
This letter reports a novel application of game theory to quantum informational processes which can be used to optimally classify data generated by these processes. To this end, the notion of simultaneously distinguishing a pure quantum state, generated by a quantum informational process, from its constituent observable states optimally - given the constraint of these observables being orthogonal to each other, is first introduced. This problem is solved via a non-cooperative game model and the affiliated solution concept of Nash equilibrium. The notion of Nash equilibrium quantum states is introduced and used to classify quantum data optimally.
Rajagopal, Deepak
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Derivation of average cost of emission reduction by blending?) and ? respectively. GHG emissions per unit of blend is, ?+ ?? i Reduction in GHG emissions with respect to unblended
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Methane Emissions
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
coal mining, natural gas systems, petroleum systems, and stationary and mobile combustion-is the largest source of U.S. methane emissions, accounting for 303 MMTCO2e in 2009....
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)
of total U.S. nitrous oxide emissions in 2009. Nitrous oxide is a byproduct of fuel combustion in mobile and stationary sources (Figure 24). About two-thirds of U.S. nitrous oxide...
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
carbon-intensive fossil fuel, increased by 4.8 percent. 2.8. Carbon dioxide emissions and carbon sequestration from nonfuel uses of energy inputs Nonfuel uses of fossil fuels (for...
Winebarger, Amy R. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, VP 62, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Schmelz, Joan T. [Physics Department, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152 (United States); Warren, Harry P. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Saar, Steve H.; Kashyap, Vinay L., E-mail: amy.r.winebarger@nasa.gov [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)
2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
The frequency of heating events in the corona is an important constraint on the coronal heating mechanisms. Observations indicate that the intensities and velocities measured in active region cores are effectively steady, suggesting that heating events occur rapidly enough to keep high-temperature active region loops close to equilibrium. In this paper, we couple observations of active region (AR) 10955 made with the X-Ray Telescope and the EUV Imaging Spectrometer on board Hinode to test a simple steady heating model. First we calculate the differential emission measure (DEM) of the apex region of the loops in the active region core. We find the DEM to be broad and peaked around 3 MK. We then determine the densities in the corresponding footpoint regions. Using potential field extrapolations to approximate the loop lengths and the density-sensitive line ratios to infer the magnitude of the heating, we build a steady heating model for the active region core and find that we can match the general properties of the observed DEM for the temperature range of 6.3 < log T < 6.7. This model, for the first time, accounts for the base pressure, loop length, and distribution of apex temperatures of the core loops. We find that the density-sensitive spectral line intensities and the bulk of the hot emission in the active region core are consistent with steady heating. We also find, however, that the steady heating model cannot address the emission observed at lower temperatures. This emission may be due to foreground or background structures, or may indicate that the heating in the core is more complicated. Different heating scenarios must be tested to determine if they have the same level of agreement.
Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases From Rice Agriculture
M. Aslam K. Khalil
2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
This project produced detailed data on the processes that affect methane and nitrous oxide emissions from rice agriculture and their inter-relationships. It defines the shifting roles and potential future of these gases in causing global warming and the benefits and tradeoffs of reducing emissions. The major results include: 1). Mechanisms and Processes Leading to Methane Emissions are Delineated. Our experiments have tested the standard model of methane emissions from rice fields and found new results on the processes that control the flux. A mathematical mass balance model was used to unravel the production, oxidation and transport of methane from rice. The results suggested that when large amounts of organic matter are applied, the additional flux that is observed is due to both greater production and reduced oxidation of methane. 2). Methane Emissions From China Have Been Decreasing Over the Last Two Decades. We have calculated that methane emissions from rice fields have been falling in recent decades. This decrease is particularly large in China. While some of this is due to reduced area of rice agriculture, the bigger effect is from the reduction in the emission factor which is the annual amount of methane emitted per hectare of rice. The two most important changes that cause this decreasing emission from China are the reduced use of organic amendments which have been replaced by commercial nitrogen fertilizers, and the increased practice of intermittent flooding as greater demands are placed on water resources. 3). Global Methane Emissions Have Been Constant For More Than 20 Years. While the concentrations of methane in the atmosphere have been leveling off in recent years, our studies show that this is caused by a near constant total global source of methane for the last 20 years or more. This is probably because as some anthropogenic sources have increased, others, such as the rice agriculture source, have fallen. Changes in natural emissions appear small. 4). Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Rice Fields Increase as Methane Emissions Drop. Inundated conditions favor anaerobic methane production with high emission rates and de-nitrification resulting in modest nitrous oxide emissions. Under drier conditions such as intermittent flooding, methane emissions fall and nitrous oxide emissions increase. Increased nitrogen fertilizer use increases nitrous oxide emissions and is usually accompanied by reduced organic matter applications which decreases methane emissions. These mechanisms cause a generally inverse relationship between methane and nitrous oxide emissions. Reduction of methane from rice agriculture to control global warming comes with tradeoffs with increased nitrous oxide emissions. 5). High Spatial Resolution Maps of Emissions Produced. Maps of methane and nitrous oxide emissions at a resolution of 5 min × 5 min have been produced based on the composite results of this research. These maps are necessary for both scientific and policy uses.
Gravitational Waves versus X and Gamma Ray Emission in a Short Gamma-Ray Burst
F. G. Oliveira; Jorge A. Rueda; Remo Ruffini
2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
The recent progress in the understanding the physical nature of neutron star equilibrium configurations and the first observational evidence of a genuinely short gamma-ray burst, GRB 090227B, allows to give an estimate of the gravitational waves versus the X and Gamma-ray emission in a short gamma-ray burst.
Ion emission spectra in the Jovian X-ray aurora V. Kharchenko,1
Stancil, Phillip C.
June 2006. [1] X-ray and Extreme Ultraviolet emission spectra resulting from energetic sulfur sections for stripping, electron capture, and target ionization. Energy and charge distributions of precipitating sulfur ions are presented for the first time and the equilibrium charge model is shown
Future Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
Smith, Steven J.; Pitcher, Hugh M.; Wigley, Tom M.
2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The importance of sulfur dioxide emissions for climate change is now established, although substantial uncertainties remain. This paper presents projections for future sulfur dioxide emissions using the MiniCAM integrated assessment model. A new income-based parameterization for future sulfur dioxide emissions controls is developed based on purchasing power parity (PPP) income estimates and historical trends related to the implementation of sulfur emissions limitations. This parameterization is then used to produce sulfur dioxide emissions trajectories for the set of scenarios developed for the Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES). We use the SRES methodology to produce harmonized SRES scenarios using the latest version of the MiniCAM model. The implications, and requirements, for IA modeling of sulfur dioxide emissions are discussed. We find that sulfur emissions eventually decline over the next century under a wide set of assumptions. These emission reductions result from a combination of emission controls, the adoption of advanced electric technologies, and a shift away from the direct end use of coal with increasing income levels. Only under a scenario where incomes in developing regions increase slowly do global emission levels remain at close to present levels over the next century. Under a climate policy that limits emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide emissions fall in a relatively narrow range. In all cases, the relative climatic effect of sulfur dioxide emissions decreases dramatically to a point where sulfur dioxide is only a minor component of climate forcing by the end of the century. Ecological effects of sulfur dioxide, however, could be significant in some developing regions for many decades to come.
On the Counter-jet Emission in GRB Afterglows
Wang Xin; Huang, Y. F. [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the dynamical evolution of double-sided jets and present detailed numerical studies on the emission from the receding jet of gamma-ray bursts. It is found that the receding jet emission is generally very weak and only manifests as a plateau in the late time radio afterglow light curves. Additionally, we find that the effect of synchrotron self-absorption can influence the peak time of the receding jet emission significantly.
Graviton emission from a Gauss-Bonnet brane
Kenichiro Konya
2007-05-07T23:59:59.000Z
We study the emission of gravitons by a homogeneous brane with the Gauss-Bonnet term into an Anti de Sitter five dimensional bulk spacetime. It is found that the graviton emission depends on the curvature scale and the Gauss-Bonnnet coupling and that the amount of emission generally decreases. Therefore nucleosynthesis constraints are easier to satisfy by including the Gauss-Bonnet term.
Out-of-equilibrium Thermodynamics of Quantum Optomechanical Systems
M. Brunelli; A. Xuereb; A. Ferraro; G. De Chiara; N. Kiesel; M. Paternostro
2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We address the out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics of an isolated quantum system consisting of a cavity optomechanical device. We explore the dynamical response of the system when driven out of equilibrium by a sudden quench of the coupling parameter and compute analytically the full distribution of the work generated by the process. We consider linear and quadratic optomechanical coupling, where the cavity field is parametrically coupled to either the position or the square of the position of a mechanical oscillator, respectively. In the former case we find that the average work generated by the quench is zero, whilst the latter leads to a non-zero average value. Through fluctuations theorems we access the most relevant thermodynamical figures of merit, such as the free energy difference and the amount of irreversible work generated. We thus provide a full characterization of the out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics in the quantum regime for nonlinearly coupled bosonic modes. Our study is the first due step towards the construction and full quantum analysis of an optomechanical machine working fully out of equilibrium.
Fluid transport properties by equilibrium molecular dynamics. II. Multicomponent systems
Dysthe, Dag Kristian
Fluid transport properties by equilibrium molecular dynamics. II. Multicomponent systems D. K than 25 years molecular dynamics has been used to study fluid transport properties. Such MD studies and multicenter molecular models.816 d The study of transport properties of certain fluids and classes of fluids
Equilibrium and Stability of Rectangular Liquid-filled Vessels
Trahan, Russell E
2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z
Here we focus on the stability characteristics of a rectangular liquid-filled vessel. The position vector of the center of gravity of the liquid volume is derived and used to express the equilibrium angles of the vessel. Analysis of the potential...
CSEM WP 164 An Equilibrium Model of Investment in
Kammen, Daniel M.
incentives is also influenced by the firms' con- tractual or retail obligations in the market. Just as long-term contracts or retail obligations change a firm's incentives in the short-term markets, so do they influ- enceCSEM WP 164 An Equilibrium Model of Investment in Restructured Electricity Markets James Bushnell
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon,
Bigelow, Stephen
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon, Akos Dobay, John C. Kern fluctuating knotted polymer rings affect their various spatial characteristics such as the radius of the smallest sphere enclosing momentary configurations of simulated polymer chains. We describe how the average
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers
California at Santa Barbara, University of
Scaling Behavior and Equilibrium Lengths of Knotted Polymers Eric Rawdon Akos Dobay John C. Kern numerical simulations to investigate how the chain length and topology of freely fluctuating knotted polymer of a characteristic changes with the chain size and how this change depends on the topology of the modeled polymers
Thermal non-equilibrium transport in colloids Alois Wrger
Boyer, Edmond
Thermal non-equilibrium transport in colloids Alois Würger Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d like an external field on colloidal suspensions and drives the solute particles to the cold or to the warm, depending on interfacial and solvent properties. We dis- cuss different transport mechanisms
Thermostat for non-equilibrium multiparticle collision dynamics simulations
Chien-Cheng Huang; Anoop Varghese; Gerhard Gompper; Roland G. Winkler
2015-01-23T23:59:59.000Z
Multiparticle collision dynamics (MPC), a particle-based mesoscale simulation technique for com- plex fluid, is widely employed in non-equilibrium simulations of soft matter systems. To maintain a defined thermodynamic state, thermalization of the fluid is often required for certain MPC variants. We investigate the influence of three thermostats on the non-equilibrium properties of a MPC fluid under shear or in Poiseuille flow. In all cases, the local velocities are scaled by a factor, which is either determined via a local simple scaling approach (LSS), a Monte Carlo-like procedure (MCS), or by the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution of kinetic energy (MBS). We find that the various scal- ing schemes leave the flow profile unchanged and maintain the local temperature well. The fluid viscosities extracted from the various simulations are in close agreement. Moreover, the numerically determined viscosities are in remarkably good agreement with the respective theoretically predicted values. At equilibrium, the calculation of the dynamic structure factor reveals that the MBS method closely resembles an isothermal ensemble, whereas the MCS procedure exhibits signatures of an adi- abatic system at larger collision-time steps. Since the velocity distribution of the LSS approach is non-Gaussian, we recommend to apply the MBS thermostat, which has been shown to produce the correct velocity distribution even under non-equilibrium conditions.
Chemical Equilibrium in Heavy Ion Collisions: Rapidity Dependence
F. Becattini; J. Cleymans
2007-01-05T23:59:59.000Z
Particle yields in heavy ion collisions show an overwhelming evidence for chemical or relative chemical equilibrium at all beam energies. The rapidity dependence of the thermal parameters $T$ and $\\mu_B$ can now be determined over a wide range of rapidities and show a systematic behavior towards an increase in $\\mu_B$ away from mid-rapidity.
Introduction to non-equilibrium quantum statistical mechanics
Jaksic, Vojkan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2 NESS and entropy production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.3 Structural properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.4 C -scattering and NESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4 Open quantum systems will discuss the scattering theory of non-equilibrium steady states (NESS) (this topic has been only quickly
1 SIDE CONSTRAINED TRAFFIC EQUILIBRIUM MODELS---TRAFFIC
Patriksson, Michael
i #12; #12; 1 SIDE CONSTRAINED TRAFFIC EQUILIBRIUM MODELS---TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT THROUGH LINK TOLLS in the inelastic demand case; this fact enables the traffic manager to choose a toll scheme which satisfies flow restrictions as side constraints. The set of toll prices obtained is not necessarily unique
Predicting equilibrium structures in freezing processes Dieter Gottwald
Likos, Christos N.
Predicting equilibrium structures in freezing processes Dieter Gottwald Center for Computational candidate structures into which a simple fluid can freeze. In contrast to the conventional approach where American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.1901585 I. INTRODUCTION The freezing behavior of simple
Dynamic Auction for Efficient Competitive Equilibrium under Price Rigidities
Zhang, Dongmo
Dynamic Auction for Efficient Competitive Equilibrium under Price Rigidities Junwu Zhu1. In an auction market where the price of each selling item is restricted to an admissible interval (price an economy with price rigidities. Talman and Yang (2008) further refined the con- cept and proposed a dynamic
Low Emissions Aftertreatment and Diesel Emissions Reduction
None
2005-05-27T23:59:59.000Z
Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) has successfully completed a five-year Low Emissions Aftertreatment and Diesel Emissions Reduction (LEADER) program under a DOE project entitled: ''Research and Development for Compression-Ignition Direct-Injection Engines (CIDI) and Aftertreatment Sub-Systems''. The objectives of the LEADER Program were to: Demonstrate technologies that will achieve future federal Tier 2 emissions targets; and Demonstrate production-viable technical targets for engine out emissions, efficiency, power density, noise, durability, production cost, aftertreatment volume and weight. These objectives were successfully met during the course of the LEADER program The most noteworthy achievements in this program are listed below: (1) Demonstrated Tier 2 Bin 3 emissions target over the FTP75 cycle on a PNGV-mule Neon passenger car, utilizing a CSF + SCR system These aggressive emissions were obtained with no ammonia (NH{sub 3}) slip and a combined fuel economy of 63 miles per gallon, integrating FTP75 and highway fuel economy transient cycle test results. Demonstrated feasibility to achieve Tier 2 Bin 8 emissions levels without active NOx aftertreatment. (2) Demonstrated Tier 2 Bin 3 emissions target over the FTP75 cycle on a light-duty truck utilizing a CSF + SCR system, synergizing efforts with the DOE-DDC DELTA program. This aggressive reduction in tailpipe out emissions was achieved with no ammonia slip and a 41% fuel economy improvement, compared to the equivalent gasoline engine-equipped vehicle. (3) Demonstrated Tier 2 near-Bin 9 emissions compliance on a light-duty truck, without active NOx aftertreatment devices, in synergy with the DOE-DDC DELTA program. (4) Developed and applied advanced combustion technologies such as ''CLEAN Combustion{copyright}'', which yields simultaneous reduction in engine out NOx and PM emissions while also improving engine and aftertreatment integration by providing favorable exhaust species and temperature characteristics. These favorable emissions characteristics were obtained while maintaining performance and fuel economy. These aggressive emissions and performance results were achieved by applying a robust systems technology development methodology. This systems approach benefits substantially from an integrated experimental and analytical approach to technology development, which is one of DDCs core competencies Also, DDC is uniquely positioned to undertake such a systems technology development approach, given its vertically integrated commercial structure within the DaimlerChrysler organization. State-of-the-art analytical tools were developed targeting specific LEADER program objectives and were applied to guide system enhancements and to provide testing directions, resulting in a shortened and efficient development cycle. Application examples include ammonia/NO{sub x} distribution improvement and urea injection controls development, and were key contributors to significantly reduce engine out as well as tailpipe out emissions. Successful cooperation between DDC and Engelhard Corporation, the major subcontractor for the LEADER program and provider of state-of-the-art technologies on various catalysts, was another contributing factor to ensure that both passenger car and LD truck applications achieved Tier 2 Bin 3 emissions levels. Significant technical challenges, which highlight barriers of commercialization of diesel technology for passenger cars and LD truck applications, are presented at the end of this report.
-Ray Emission Processes September 11, 2001
Morrison, Nancy
-Ray Emission Processes September 11, 2001 References: Diehl, R. 2000, "Gamma-Ray Production/integ_objenum.html#astronomy Murthy and Wolfendale 1993, Gamma-Ray Astronomy, 2nd ed. (Cambridge) 18 #12;1. Continuous processes (a and Absorption Processes," preprint, http://astro.estec.esa.nl/SA-general/Projects/ Integral
Experimental Observation of a Generalized Gibbs Ensemble
Tim Langen; Sebastian Erne; Remi Geiger; Bernhard Rauer; Thomas Schweigler; Maximilian Kuhnert; Wolfgang Rohringer; Igor E. Mazets; Thomas Gasenzer; Jörg Schmiedmayer
2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z
The connection between the non-equilibrium dynamics of isolated quantum many-body systems and statistical mechanics is a fundamental open question. It is generally believed that the unitary quantum evolution of a sufficiently complex system leads to an apparent maximum-entropy state that can be described by thermodynamical ensembles. However, conventional ensembles fail to describe the large class of systems that exhibit non-trivial conserved quantities. Instead, generalized ensembles have been predicted to maximize entropy in these systems. In our experiments we explicitly show that a degenerate one-dimensional Bose gas relaxes to a state that can be described by such a generalized ensemble. This is verified through a detailed study of correlation functions up to 10th order. The applicability of the generalized ensemble description for isolated quantum many-body systems points to a natural emergence of classical statistical properties from the microscopic unitary quantum evolution.
Ye-Fei Yuan
2005-07-13T23:59:59.000Z
The reaction rates of the beta processes for all particles at arbitrary degeneracy are derived, and an {\\it analytic} steady state equilibrium condition $\\mu_n=\\mu_p+2\\mu_e$ which results from the equality of electron and positron capture rates in the hot electron-positron plasma with nucleons is also found, if the matter is transparent to neutrinos. This simple analytic formula is valid only if electrons are nondegenerate or mildly degenerate, which is generally satisfied in the hot electron-positron plasma. Therefore, it can be used to efficiently determine the steady state of the hot matter with plenty of positrons. Based on this analytic condition, given the baryon number density and the temperature, if the nucleons are nondegenerate, only one algebraic equation for determining the electron fraction is obtained, which shows the great advantage of the analytic equilibrium condition.
Calculation of Design Parameters for an Equilibrium LEU Core in the NBSR
Hanson, A.L.; Diamond, D.
2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
A plan is being developed for the conversion of the NIST research reactor (NBSR) from high-enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. Previously, the design of the LEU fuel had been determined in order to provide the users of the NBSR with the same cycle length as exists for the current HEU fueled reactor. The fuel composition at different points within an equilibrium fuel cycle had also been determined. In the present study, neutronics parameters have been calculated for these times in the fuel cycle for both the existing HEU and the proposed LEU equilibrium cores. The results showed differences between the HEU and LEU cores that would not lead to any significant changes in the safety analysis for the converted core. In general the changes were reasonable except that the figure-of-merit for neutrons that can be used by experimentalists shows there will be a 10% reduction in performance. The calculations included kinetics parameters, reactivity coefficients, reactivity worths of control elements and abnormal configurations, and power distributions.
Modeling Traffic Flow Emissions
Cappiello, Alessandra
2002-09-17T23:59:59.000Z
The main topic of this thesis is the development of light-duty vehicle dynamic emission models and their integration with dynamic traffic models. Combined, these models
Field emission chemical sensor
Panitz, J.A.
1983-11-22T23:59:59.000Z
A field emission chemical sensor for specific detection of a chemical entity in a sample includes a closed chamber enclosing two field emission electrode sets, each field emission electrode set comprising (a) an electron emitter electrode from which field emission electrons can be emitted when an effective voltage is connected to the electrode set; and (b) a collector electrode which will capture said electrons emitted from said emitter electrode. One of the electrode sets is passive to the chemical entity and the other is active thereto and has an active emitter electrode which will bind the chemical entity when contacted therewith.
Mercury emissions from municipal solid waste combustors
Not Available
1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report examines emissions of mercury (Hg) from municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion in the United States (US). It is projected that total annual nationwide MSW combustor emissions of mercury could decrease from about 97 tonnes (1989 baseline uncontrolled emissions) to less than about 4 tonnes in the year 2000. This represents approximately a 95 percent reduction in the amount of mercury emitted from combusted MSW compared to the 1989 mercury emissions baseline. The likelihood that routinely achievable mercury emissions removal efficiencies of about 80 percent or more can be assured; it is estimated that MSW combustors in the US could prove to be a comparatively minor source of mercury emissions after about 1995. This forecast assumes that diligent measures to control mercury emissions, such as via use of supplemental control technologies (e.g., carbon adsorption), are generally employed at that time. However, no present consensus was found that such emissions control measures can be implemented industry-wide in the US within this time frame. Although the availability of technology is apparently not a limiting factor, practical implementation of necessary control technology may be limited by administrative constraints and other considerations (e.g., planning, budgeting, regulatory compliance requirements, etc.). These projections assume that: (a) about 80 percent mercury emissions reduction control efficiency is achieved with air pollution control equipment likely to be employed by that time; (b) most cylinder-shaped mercury-zinc (CSMZ) batteries used in hospital applications can be prevented from being disposed into the MSW stream or are replaced with alternative batteries that do not contain mercury; and (c) either the amount of mercury used in fluorescent lamps is decreased to an industry-wide average of about 27 milligrams of mercury per lamp or extensive diversion from the MSW stream of fluorescent lamps that contain mercury is accomplished.
Air Emission Inventory for the INEEL -- 1999 Emission Report
Zohner, Steven K
2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report presents the 1999 calendar year update of the Air Emission Inventory for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The INEEL Air Emission Inventory documents sources and emissions of nonradionuclide pollutants from operations at the INEEL. The report describes the emission inventory process and all of the sources at the INEEL, and provides nonradionuclide emissions estimates for stationary sources.
Effective Temperature of Non-equilibrium Dense Matter in Holography
Hironori Hoshino; Shin Nakamura
2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z
We study properties of effective temperature of non-equilibrium steady states by using the anti-de Sitter spacetime/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. We consider non-equilibrium systems with a constant flow of current along an electric field, in which the current is carried by both the doped charges and those pair created by the electric field. We find that the effective temperature agrees with that of the Langevin systems if we take the limit where the pair creation is negligible. The effect of pair creation raises the effective temperature whereas the current by the doped charges contributes to lower the effective temperature in a wide range of the holographic models.
Non-equilibrium Condensation Process in a Holographic Superconductor
Keiju Murata; Shunichiro Kinoshita; Norihiro Tanahashi
2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z
We study the non-equilibrium condensation process in a holographic superconductor. When the temperature T is smaller than a critical temperature T_c, there are two black hole solutions, the Reissner-Nordstrom-AdS black hole and a black hole with a scalar hair. In the boundary theory, they can be regarded as the supercooled normal phase and the superconducting phase, respectively. We consider perturbations on supercooled Reissner-Nordstrom-AdS black holes and study their non-linear time evolution to know about physical phenomena associated with rapidly-cooled superconductors. We find that, for Tsuperconducting order parameter. Finally, we study the time evolution of event and apparent horizons and discuss their correspondence with the entropy of the boundary theory. Our result gives a first step toward the holographic understanding of the non-equilibrium process in superconductors.
A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories
Denis Bernard; Benjamin Doyon
2015-07-27T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.
A hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theories
Bernard, Denis
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We develop a hydrodynamic approach to non-equilibrium conformal field theory. We study non-equilibrium steady states in the context of one-dimensional conformal field theory perturbed by the $T\\bar T$ irrelevant operator. By direct quantum computation, we show, to first order in the coupling, that a relativistic hydrodynamic emerges, which is a simple modification of one-dimensional conformal fluids. We show that it describes the steady state and its approach, and we provide the main characteristics of the steady state, which lies between two shock waves. The velocities of these shocks are modified by the perturbation and equal the sound velocities of the asymptotic baths. Pushing further this approach, we are led to conjecture that the approach to the steady state is generically controlled by the power law $t^{-1/2}$, and that the widths of the shocks increase with time according to $t^{1/3}$.
Non-Equilibrium Phase Transition in Rapidly Expanding Matter
I. N. Mishustin
1999-04-29T23:59:59.000Z
Non-equilibrium features of a first order phase transition from the quark-gluon plasma to a hadronic gas in relativistic heavy-ion collisions are discussed. It is demonstrated that strong collective expansion may lead to the fragmentation of the plasma phase into droplets surrounded by undersaturated hadronic gas. Subsequent hadronization of droplets will generate strong non-statistical fluctuations in the hadron rapidity distribution in individual events. The strongest fluctuations are expected in the vicinity of the phase transition threshold.
Diffusive mass transfer by non equilibrium fluctuations: Fick's law revisited
Doriano Brogioli; Alberto Vailati
2000-06-09T23:59:59.000Z
Recent experimental and theoretical works have shown that giant fluctuations are present during diffusion in liquid systems. We use linearized fluctuating hydrodynamics to calculate the net mass transfer due to these non equilibrium fluctuations. Surprisingly the mass flow turns out to coincide with the usual Fick's one. The renormalization of the hydrodynamic equations allows us to quantify the gravitational modifications of the diffusion coefficient induced by the gravitational stabilization of long wavelength fluctuations.
Fluctuation dissipation phenomenology away from equilibrium Doron Cohen
Cohen, Doron
;The NESS of a "sparse" system wnm = w nm + w nm = w nm + gnm w nm w mn = exp - En-Em TB , gnm = gmn w by themselves - induces diffusion / ergodization w by themselves - leads to equilibrium Combined - leads to NESS Tsystem SB() System Driving SA() W Bath Q Hence at the NESS: Tsystem = 1 + D() DB TB Q = W = 1/TB D-1 B
Non-equilibrium thermo-hydrodynamic effects on the Rayleigh-Taylor instability in compressible flows
Huilin Lai; Aiguo Xu; Guangcai Zhang; Yanbiao Gan; Yangjun Ying; Sauro Succi
2015-07-04T23:59:59.000Z
A discrete Boltzmann model (DBM) is developed to investigate the Rayleigh-Taylor instability (RTI) in compressible flows. Compressibility effects are investigated by inspecting the interplay between thermodynamic and hydrodynamic non-equilibrium manifestations (TNE, HNE, respectively) and their impact on the dynamics of the bubble and the spike at the interface between the heavy and the light fluid. To this purpose, two effective approaches are presented, one tracking the \\emph{local} TNE manifestations and the other focussing on the mean temperature of the flow. Both compressibility effect and the \\emph{global} TNE intensity show different trends in the initial and the later stages of the instability. Compressibility is found to retard the initial stage of the RTI and accelerate the later one. It is also found that TNE effects are generally enhanced by compressibility, especially in the later stage of the instability.
TMED-4 INTERIM REPORT PURE ZR EQUILIBRIUM TEST RESULTS
Korinko, P.; Morgan, G.
2010-12-17T23:59:59.000Z
Due to higher than expected permeation rates in the production of tritium in the TVA, a development and testing program was implemented to develop the understanding of why the higher rates were occurring. In addition, improved data are needed for both the design as well as the predictive models. One part of the program was to determine the equilibrium pressure of hydrogen and tritium over NPZ (1). During the course of this testing, some curious results were discovered (2) compared to the published literature data (3). Due to these apparently results, a follow-on task was undertaken to determine the equilibrium pressure of protium and deuterium over pure zirconium. A series of experiments were conducted to determine equilibrium pressures and isotherm data for the zirconium - protium and zirconium - deuterium systems. The data match the published literature data reasonably well with the plateau extending to loadings of about 1.4. There is a significant pressure rise for loadings greater than 1.7.
Pasta Nucleosynthesis: Molecular dynamics simulations of nuclear statistical equilibrium
M. E. Caplan; A. S. Schneider; C. J. Horowitz; D. K. Berry
2014-12-29T23:59:59.000Z
Background: Exotic non-spherical nuclear pasta shapes are expected in nuclear matter at just below saturation density because of competition between short range nuclear attraction and long range Coulomb repulsion. Purpose: We explore the impact of nuclear pasta on nucleosynthesis, during neutron star mergers, as cold dense nuclear matter is ejected and decompressed. Methods: We perform classical molecular dynamics simulations with 51200 and 409600 nucleons, that are run on GPUs. We expand our simulation region to decompress systems from an initial density of 0.080 fm^{-3} down to 0.00125 fm^{-3}. We study proton fractions of Y_P=0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, and 0.40 at T =0.5, 0.75, and 1.0 MeV. We calculate the composition of the resulting systems using a cluster algorithm. Results: We find final compositions that are in good agreement with nuclear statistical equilibrium models for temperatures of 0.75 and 1 MeV. However, for proton fractions greater than Y_P=0.2 at a temperature of T = 0.5 MeV, the MD simulations produce non-equilibrium results with large rod-like nuclei. Conclusions: Our MD model is valid at higher densities than simple nuclear statistical equilibrium models and may help determine the initial temperatures and proton fractions of matter ejected in mergers.
Complex Dynamics in Equilibrium Asset Pricing Models with Boundedly Rational, Heterogeneous
their optimal portfolio and the market equilibrium, investors must compute future aggregate demands for assets] for critiques of equilibrium models and the response [4] by Robert Lucas. 3The Lucas [5] paper is one one
Equilibrium and transient morphologies of river networks : discriminating among fluvial erosion
Gasparini, Nicole Marie, 1972-
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We examine the equilibrium and transient morphology of alluvial and bedrock river networks. We apply analytical methods and an iterative model to solve for equilibrium slope-area and texture- area (in alluvial networks) ...
Measurement of muonium emission from silica aerogel
Bakule, P; Contreras, D; Esashi, M; Fujiwara, Y; Fukao, Y; Hirota, S; Iinuma, H; Ishida, K; Iwasaki, M; Kakurai, T; Kanda, S; Kawai, H; Kawamura, N; Marshall, G M; Masuda, H; Matsuda, Y; Mibe, T; Miyake, Y; Okada, S; Olchanski, K; Olin, A; Onishi, H; Saito, N; Shimomura, K; Strasser, P; Tabata, M; Tomono, D; Ueno, K; Yokoyama, K; Yoshida, S
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Emission of muonium ($\\mu^{+}e^{-}$) atoms from silica aerogel into vacuum was observed. Characteristics of muonium emission were established from silica aerogel samples with densities in the range from 29 mg cm$^{-3}$ to 178 mg cm$^{-3}$. Spectra of muonium decay times correlated with distances from the aerogel surfaces, which are sensitive to the speed distributions, follow general features expected from a diffusion process, while small deviations from a simple room-temperature thermal diffusion model are identified. The parameters of the diffusion process are deduced from the observed yields.
Measurement of muonium emission from silica aerogel
P. Bakule; G. A. Beer; D. Contreras; M. Esashi; Y. Fujiwara; Y. Fukao; S. Hirota; H. Iinuma; K. Ishida; M. Iwasaki; T. Kakurai; S. Kanda; H. Kawai; N. Kawamura; G. M. Marshall; H. Masuda; Y. Matsuda; T. Mibe; Y. Miyake; S. Okada; K. Olchanski; A. Olin; H. Onishi; N. Saito; K. Shimomura; P. Strasser; M. Tabata; D. Tomono; K. Ueno; K. Yokoyama; S. Yoshida
2013-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
Emission of muonium ($\\mu^{+}e^{-}$) atoms from silica aerogel into vacuum was observed. Characteristics of muonium emission were established from silica aerogel samples with densities in the range from 29 mg cm$^{-3}$ to 178 mg cm$^{-3}$. Spectra of muonium decay times correlated with distances from the aerogel surfaces, which are sensitive to the speed distributions, follow general features expected from a diffusion process, while small deviations from a simple room-temperature thermal diffusion model are identified. The parameters of the diffusion process are deduced from the observed yields.
Long-term effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions simulated with a complex earth system model
Winguth, Arne
Long-term effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions simulated with a complex earth system model Uwe earth system model con- sisting of an atmospheric general circulation model, an ocean general
Graphene field emission devices
Kumar, S., E-mail: shishirk@gmail.com; Raghavan, S. [Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (India); Duesberg, G. S. [Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) and School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, D2 (Ireland); Pratap, R. [Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (India); Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (India)
2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
Graphene field emission devices are fabricated using a scalable process. The field enhancement factors, determined from the Fowler-Nordheim plots, are within few hundreds and match the theoretical predictions. The devices show high emission current density of ?10?nA ?m{sup ?1} at modest voltages of tens of volts. The emission is stable with time and repeatable over long term, whereas the noise in the emission current is comparable to that from individual carbon nanotubes emitting under similar conditions. We demonstrate a power law dependence of emission current on pressure which can be utilized for sensing. The excellent characteristics and relative ease of making the devices promise their great potential for sensing and electronic applications.
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Modeling and Computing Two-settlement Oligopolistic Equilibrium in a Congested Electricity Network
Modeling and Computing Two-settlement Oligopolistic Equilibrium in a Congested Electricity Network with equilibrium con- straints (EPEC), in which each firm solves a mathematical program with equilibrium-problems and on parametric LCP pivoting. Numerical examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the MPEC and EPEC algorithms
Validation of the new real-time equilibrium code EQUINOX on JET and Tore Supra
Faugeras, Blaise
Validation of the new real-time equilibrium code EQUINOX on JET and Tore Supra D. Mazon1 , P. Lotte time equilibrium reconstruction code EQUINOX, which solves the Grad Shafranov equation, has been equilibrium. In order to meet the real-time requirements, a new version of the EQUINOX [1] code has been
Equilibrium free energies from path sampling of nonequilibrium trajectories Sean X. Suna)
Sun, Sean
Equilibrium free energies from path sampling of nonequilibrium trajectories Sean X. Suna equilibrium free energy and nonequilibrium work is rewritten as an average of work with respect to a work nonequilibrium trajectories yields good estimates of the equilibrium free energy change. The procedure can
Thermal Equilibrium of a Macroscopic Quantum System in a Pure State
Goldstein, Sheldon
Thermal Equilibrium of a Macroscopic Quantum System in a Pure State Sheldon Goldstein , David A of thermal equilibrium for an individual closed macro- scopic quantum system in a pure state, i.e., described by a wave function. The macroscopic properties in thermal equilibrium of such a system, determined by its
PURE STRATEGY NASH EQUILIBRIUM POINTS AND THE LEFSCHETZ FIXED POINT THEOREM
Tesfatsion, Leigh
PURE STRATEGY NASH EQUILIBRIUM POINTS AND THE LEFSCHETZ FIXED POINT THEOREM by Leigh Tesfatsion of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 #12;ABSTRAcr A pure strategy Nash equilibrium point existence theorem cases of the existence theorem are also discussed. #12;PURE STRATEGY NASH EQUILIBRIUM POINTS
On the Cryptographic Hardness of Finding a Nash Equilibrium Nir Bitansky
International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)
On the Cryptographic Hardness of Finding a Nash Equilibrium Nir Bitansky Omer Paneth Alon Rosen January 1, 2015 Abstract We prove that finding a Nash equilibrium of a game is hard, assuming that lies in the complexity class PPAD, for which finding Nash equilibrium is known to be complete. Previous
A Technique for Reducing Normal-Form Games to Compute a Nash Equilibrium
A Technique for Reducing Normal-Form Games to Compute a Nash Equilibrium Vincent Conitzer Carnegie)matrix) game, O, to a smaller normal-form game, R, for the purpose of computing a Nash equilibrium. This is done by computing a Nash equilibrium for a subcomponent, G, of O for which a certain condition holds
Which Is the Worst-Case Nash Equilibrium? Thomas Lucking1
Mavronicolas, Marios
Which Is the Worst-Case Nash Equilibrium? Thomas LÂ¨ucking1 , Marios Mavronicolas2 , Burkhard Monien imrich@ifi.savba.sk Abstract. A Nash equilibrium of a routing network represents a stable state parallel links. In particular, we are interested in identi- fying the worst-case Nash equilibrium Â the one
Regret Testing: A Simple Payoff-Based Procedure for Learning Nash Equilibrium
George, Edward I.
Regret Testing: A Simple Payoff-Based Procedure for Learning Nash Equilibrium DEAN P. FOSTER aspiration learning models, whose period-by- period behavior comes arbitrarily close to Nash equilibrium employ a rule from this class their period-by-period strategic behavior approximates Nash equilibrium
Computation of a Nash Equilibrium of Multiple-Leader Stackelberg Network Games
Rodoplu, Volkan
Computation of a Nash Equilibrium of Multiple-Leader Stackelberg Network Games Volkan Rodoplu, we present a centralized algorithm that finds a Nash equilibrium of the multiple-leader Stackelberg network game. We design an algorithm that converges to a Nash equilibrium for an arbitrary relay topology
Materials Applications of Photoelectron Emission Microscopy....
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Applications of Photoelectron Emission Microscopy. Materials Applications of Photoelectron Emission Microscopy. Abstract: Photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) is a versatile...
Spontaneous Emission Rate Enhancement Using Optical Antennas
Kumar, Nikhil
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of Spontaneous Emission in a Semiconductor nanoLED,” emission rate enhancement using the Fluorescent Emission by Lattice Resonances in
Cap-and-Trade Modeling and Analysis: Congested Electricity Market Equilibrium
Limpaitoon, Tanachai
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Market power in emissions trading: strategically manipu-pricing under carbon emissions trading: A dominant firm with2008). Implications of CO2 emissions trading for short-run
EMISSION AND TRANSMISSION NOISE PROPAGATION IN POSITRON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
Gullberg, G.T.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
High Resolution Computed Tomography of Positron Emitters,"of Dynamic Emission Computed Tomography," J. Nucl. Med. ~:IN POSITRON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY RECEIVED lAWRENCE
Contraction & Convergence: UK carbon emissions and the
Watson, Andrew
the EU's emissions trading scheme will do little to mitigate carbon emissions 4) Aviation growth must emissions. Keywords Contraction & Convergence; aviation; emissions trading; passengers; carbon dioxide #12
Inhalation of Vehicle Emissions in Urban Environments
Marshall, Julian David
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
distances between vehicles, and emissions from neighboringgasoline on motor vehicle emissions. 2. 6 Volatile organicgasoline on motor vehicle emissions. 1. Mass emission rates.
Robinson, R.L. Jr.; Gasem, K.A.M.; Park, J.
1992-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
The long term goal of our efforts is to develop accurate predictive methods for description of equilibrium phase properties for a variety of types of mixtures and operating conditions. The specific objectives of the work specified herein include: (1) development of an experimental facility having the capability to provide data on equilibrium phase compositions (solubilities) and liquid densities, and doing so with greater accuracy and speed than our previous facility, (2) measurement of equilibrium phase properties for systematically-selected mixtures-specifically those containing important solute gases (such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, carbonyl sulfide, ammonia) in a series of heavy paraffinic, naphthenic and aromatic solvents (e.g., n-decane, n-eicosane, n-octacosane, n-hexatriacontane, cyclohexane, Decalin, perhydrophenanthrene, perhydropyrene, benzene, naphthalene, phenanthrene, pyrene), (3) testing/development of correlation frameworks for representing the phase behavior of fluids of the type encountered in coal conversion processes, and (4) generalization of parameters in the correlation frameworks to enable accurate predictions for systems of the type studied, permitting predictions to be made for systems and conditions other than those for which experimental data are available.
Rigorous and General Definition of Thermodynamic Entropy
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.
Bromberg, Leslie (Sharon, MA); Cohn, Daniel R. (Chestnut Hill, MA); Rabinovich, Alexander (Swampscott, MA)
2003-05-13T23:59:59.000Z
Emission abatement system. The system includes a source of emissions and a catalyst for receiving the emissions. Suitable catalysts are absorber catalysts and selective catalytic reduction catalysts. A plasma fuel converter generates a reducing gas from a fuel source and is connected to deliver the reducing gas into contact with the absorber catalyst for regenerating the catalyst. A preferred reducing gas is a hydrogen rich gas and a preferred plasma fuel converter is a plasmatron. It is also preferred that the absorber catalyst be adapted for absorbing NO.sub.x.
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overview
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (see also Table 3). Diagram notes CO2. CO2 emission sources include energy-related emissions (primarily from fossil fuel...
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emissions levels through NMHC measurement, which reduces the regulatory burden on the automotive industry as NMHC emissions are simpler and less expensive to quantify than NMOG...
Emission Standards for Contaminants (Iowa)
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These regulations list emissions standards for various contaminants, and contain special requirements for anaerobic lagoons. These regulations also describe alternative emissions limits, which may...
Energy conservation, counting statistics, and return to equilibrium
Vojkan Jaksic; Jane Panangaden; Annalisa Panati; Claude-Alain Pillet
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
We study a microscopic Hamiltonian model describing an N-level quantum system S coupled to an infinitely extended thermal reservoir R. Initially, the system S is in an arbitrary state while the reservoir is in thermal equilibrium at temperature T. Assuming that the coupled system S+R is mixing with respect to the joint thermal equilibrium state, we study the Full Counting Statistics (FCS) of the energy transfers S->R and R->S in the process of return to equilibrium. The first FCS describes the increase of the energy of the system S. It is an atomic probability measure, denoted $P_{S,\\lambda,t}$, concentrated on the set of energy differences $\\sigma(H_S)-\\sigma(H_S)$ ($\\sigma(H_S)$ is the spectrum of the Hamiltonian of S, $t$ is the length of the time interval during which the measurement of the energy transfer is performed, and $\\lambda$ is the strength of the interaction between S and R). The second FCS, $P_{R,\\lambda,t}$, describes the decrease of the energy of the reservoir R and is typically a continuous probability measure whose support is the whole real line. We study the large time limit $t\\rightarrow\\infty$ of these two measures followed by the weak coupling limit $\\lambda\\rightarrow 0$ and prove that the limiting measures coincide. This result strengthens the first law of thermodynamics for open quantum systems. The proofs are based on modular theory of operator algebras and on a representation of $P_{R,\\lambda,t}$ by quantum transfer operators.
Photon enhanced thermionic emission
Schwede, Jared; Melosh, Nicholas; Shen, Zhixun
2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) is exploited to provide improved efficiency for radiant energy conversion. A hot (greater than 200.degree. C.) semiconductor cathode is illuminated such that it emits electrons. Because the cathode is hot, significantly more electrons are emitted than would be emitted from a room temperature (or colder) cathode under the same illumination conditions. As a result of this increased electron emission, the energy conversion efficiency can be significantly increased relative to a conventional photovoltaic device. In PETE, the cathode electrons can be (and typically are) thermalized with respect to the cathode. As a result, PETE does not rely on emission of non-thermalized electrons, and is significantly easier to implement than hot-carrier emission approaches.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Minnesota)
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This statute sets goals for the reduction of statewide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15 percent by 2015, 30 percent by 2025, and 80 percent by 2050, calculated relative to 2005 levels. These...
Relation of classical non-equilibrium dynamics and quantum annealing
Hidetosni Nishimori
2015-03-07T23:59:59.000Z
Non-equilibrium dynamics of the Ising model is a classical stochastic process whereas quantum mechanics has no stochastic elements in the classical sense. Nevertheless, it has been known that there exists a close formal relationship between these two processes. We reformulate this relationship and use it to compare the efficiency of simulated annealing that uses classical stochastic processes and quantum annealing to solve combinatorial optimization problems. It is shown that classical dynamics can be efficiently simulated by quantum-mechanical processes whereas the converse is not necessarily true. This may imply that quantum annealing may be regarded as a more powerful tool than simulated annealing for optimization problems.
Coupled spin-boson systems far from equilibrium
Salkola, M.I. [Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Bishop, A.R. [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States); Kenkre, V.M.; Raghavan, S. [Center for Advanced Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)] [Center for Advanced Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)
1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of a system comprising a (pseudo) spin-1/2 object coupled to a boson degree of freedom is studied. It is shown that the time evolution of the system is described by a set of elementary scattering processes. Through these processes the system approaches an equilibrium in which the spin is in a mixed state that on average maximizes its entropy. However, the irregular behavior of the system is unrelated to {open_quote}{open_quote}quantum chaos{close_quote}{close_quote} as the Hamiltonian is integrable. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
Non-equilibrium sedimentation of colloids on the particle scale
C. Patrick Royall; Joachim Dzubiella; Matthias Schmidt; Alfons van Blaaderen
2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate sedimentation of model hard sphere-like colloidal dispersions confined in horizontal capillaries using laser scanning confocal microscopy, dynamical density functional theory, and Brownian dynamics computer simulations. For homogenized initial states we obtain quantitative agreement of the results from the respective approaches for the time evolution of the one-body density distribution and the osmotic pressure on the walls. We demonstrate that single particle information can be obtained experimentally in systems that were initialized further out-of-equilibrium such that complex lateral patterns form.
Behavior of fluidized beds similar to equilibrium states
Kengo Ichiki; Hisao Hayakawa
1997-04-25T23:59:59.000Z
Systematic simulations are carried out based on the model of fluidized beds proposed by the present authors [K.Ichiki and H.Hayakawa, Phys. Rev. E vol.52, 658 (1995)]. From our simulation, we confirm that fluidization is a continuous transition. We also confirm the existence of two types of fluidized phases, the channeling phase and the bubbling phase. We find the close relations between the averaged behaviors in fluidized beds and quasi equilibrium states in dense liquids. In fluidized beds, (i) the flow rate plays the role of the effective temperature, and (ii) the existence of a kind of the fluctuation-dissipation relation is suggested.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics approach to open quantum systems
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.
Thermodynamics of Pseudo-Hermitian Systems in Equilibrium
Vit Jakubsky
2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
In study of pseudo(quasi)-hermitian operators, the key role is played by the positive-definite metric operator. It enables physical interpretation of the considered systems. In the article, we study the pseudo-hermitian systems with constant number of particles in equilibrium. We show that the explicit knowledge of the metric operator is not essential for study of thermodynamic properties of the system. We introduce a simple example where the physically relevant quantities are derived without explicit calculation of either metric operator or spectrum of the Hamiltonian.
Field emission electron source
Zettl, Alexander Karlwalter (Kensington, CA); Cohen, Marvin Lou (Berkeley, CA)
2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A novel field emitter material, field emission electron source, and commercially feasible fabrication method is described. The inventive field emission electron source produces reliable electron currents of up to 400 mA/cm.sup.2 at 200 volts. The emitter is robust and the current it produces is not sensitive to variability of vacuum or the distance between the emitter tip and the cathode. The novel emitter has a sharp turn-on near 100 volts.
General Syllabus Physics 45100
Brinkmann, Peter
. Energy in Thermal Physics: Heat capacities, rates of processes 5. The Second Law: Two-state systems-Einstein condensation Topics covered: 1. Energy in Thermal Physics: Thermal equilibrium, the ideal gas 2. Energy in Thermal Physics: Equipartition of energy, heat and work 3. Energy in Thermal Physics: Compression work 4
Gravitational waves versus X-ray and gamma-ray emission in a short gamma-ray burst
Oliveira, F. G.; Rueda, Jorge A.; Ruffini, R., E-mail: fe.fisica@gmail.com, E-mail: jorge.rueda@icra.it, E-mail: ruffini@icra.it [Dipartimento di Fisica and ICRA, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Rome (Italy)
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Recent progress in the understanding of the physical nature of neutron star equilibrium configurations and the first observational evidence of a genuinely short gamma-ray burst (GRB), GRB 090227B, allows us to give an estimate of the gravitational waves versus the X-ray and gamma-ray emission in a short GRB.
Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: Emission factors Shawn Urbanski
Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: Emission factors Shawn Urbanski Missoula Fire burning Greenhouse gases Emission factors a b s t r a c t While the vast majority of carbon emitted mixture of gases and aerosols. Primary emissions include sig- nificant amounts of CH4 and aerosol (organic
Relativistic Blastwaves and Synchrotron Emission
T. P. Downes; P. Duffy; S. Komissarov
2002-01-22T23:59:59.000Z
Relativistic shocks accelerate particles by the first order Fermi mechanism. These particles then emit synchrotron emission in the post shock gas. We have developed a numerical code which integrates the relativistic Euler equations for fluid dynamics with a general equation of state, together with the Liouville equation for the accelerated particles. We present tests of this code and, in addition, we use it to study the gamma ray burst afterglow predicted by the fireball model, along with the hydrodynamics of a relativistic blastwave. We find that, while, broadly speaking, the behaviour of the emission is similar to that already predicted with semi-analytic approaches, the detailed behaviour is somewhat different. The ``breaks'' in the synchrotron spectrum behave differently with time, and the spectrum above the final break is harder than previously expected. These effects are due to the incorporation of the geometry of the (spherical) blastwave, along with relativistic beaming and adiabatic cooling of the energetic particles leading to a mix, in the observed spectrum, between recently injected "uncooled" particles and the older "cooled" population in different parts of the evolving, inhomogeneous flow.
xv Preface The Fifth Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics: Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics (StatPhys-Taiwan-1999) was held at the Aca- demia Sinica (Taipei) from 9}12 August 1999 and National Dong Hwa University (Hualien) from 12}16 August 1999. StatPhys-Taiwan-1999 follows previous
The effect of the initial exciton numbers on {sup 54,56}Fe(p, xp) Pre-Equilibrium Reactions
Boeluekdemir, M. H., E-mail: bolukdemir@gmail.com [Gazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics (Turkey); Tel, E. [Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics (Turkey); Ayd Latin-Small-Letter-Dotless-I n, A. [Kirikkale University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics (Turkey); Okuducu, S. [Gazi University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics (Turkey); Kaplan, A. [Sueleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics (Turkey)
2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
In pre-equilibrium nuclear reactions, the geometry-dependent hybrid model is applied with the use of the neutron and proton densities to investigate the effect of initial exciton numbers on the nucleon emission spectra. The initial exciton numbers calculated with the theoretical neutron and proton densities have been obtained within the Skryme-Hartree-Fock method with SKM* and SLy4 forces on target nuclei in the {sup 54,56}Fe(p, xp) reaction at 61.5-MeV incident proton energy by using a new calculationmethod of Tel et al. Also, the differences between the initial exciton numbers for protons and neutrons as a function of nuclear radius, focusing on systematic discrepancies correlated to differences in the proton and neutron densities have been investigated.
ON MOLECULAR HYDROGEN FORMATION AND THE MAGNETOHYDROSTATIC EQUILIBRIUM OF SUNSPOTS
Jaeggli, S. A.; Lin, H. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai'i, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 (United States); Uitenbroek, H. [National Solar Observatory, Sacramento Peak, P.O. Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349 (United States)
2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
We have investigated the problem of sunspot magnetohydrostatic equilibrium with comprehensive IR sunspot magnetic field survey observations of the highly sensitive Fe I lines at 15650 A and nearby OH lines. We have found that some sunspots show isothermal increases in umbral magnetic field strength which cannot be explained by the simplified sunspot model with a single-component ideal gas atmosphere assumed in previous investigations. Large sunspots universally display nonlinear increases in magnetic pressure over temperature, while small sunspots and pores display linear behavior. The formation of molecules provides a mechanism for isothermal concentration of the umbral magnetic field, and we propose that this may explain the observed rapid increase in umbral magnetic field strength relative to temperature. Existing multi-component sunspot atmospheric models predict that a significant amount of molecular hydrogen (H{sub 2}) exists in the sunspot umbra. The formation of H{sub 2} can significantly alter the thermodynamic properties of the sunspot atmosphere and may play a significant role in sunspot evolution. In addition to the survey observations, we have performed detailed chemical equilibrium calculations with full consideration of radiative transfer effects to establish OH as a proxy for H{sub 2}, and demonstrate that a significant population of H{sub 2} exists in the coolest regions of large sunspots.
Equilibrium cluster fluids: Pair interactions via inverse design
Ryan B. Jadrich; Jonathan A. Bollinger; Beth A. Lindquist; Thomas M. Truskett
2015-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
Inverse methods of statistical mechanics are becoming productive tools in the design of materials with specific microstructures or properties. While initial studies have focused on solid-state design targets (e.g, assembly of colloidal superlattices), one can alternatively design fluid states with desired morphologies. This work addresses the latter and demonstrates how a simple iterative Boltzmann inversion strategy can be used to determine the isotropic pair potential that reproduces the radial distribution function of a fluid of amorphous clusters with prescribed size. The inverse designed pair potential of this "ideal" cluster fluid, with its broad attractive well and narrow repulsive barrier at larger separations, is qualitatively different from the so-called SALR form most commonly associated with equilibrium cluster formation in colloids, which features short-range attractive (SA) and long-range repulsive (LR) contributions. These differences reflect alternative mechanisms for promoting cluster formation with an isotropic pair potential, and they in turn produce structured fluids with qualitatively different static and dynamic properties. Specifically, equilibrium simulations show that the amorphous clusters resulting from the inverse designed potentials display more uniformity in size and shape, and they also show greater spatial and temporal resolution than those resulting from SALR interactions.
Non-equilibrium evolution of a "Tsunami" Dynamical Symmetry Breaking
Boyanovsky, D; Holman, R; Kumar, S P; Pisarski, R D; Boyanovsky, Daniel; Vega, Hector J. de; Holman, Richard; Pisarski, Robert D.
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose to study the non-equilibrium features of heavy-ion collisions by following the evolution of an initial state with a large number of quanta with a distribution around a momentum |\\vec k_0| corresponding to a thin spherical shell in momentum space, a `tsunami'. An O(N); ({\\vec \\Phi}^2)^2 model field theory in the large N limit is used as a framework to study the non-perturbative aspects of the non-equilibrium dynamics including a resummation of the effects of the medium (the initial particle distribution). In a theory where the symmetry is spontaneously broken in the absence of the medium, when the initial number of particles per correlation volume is chosen to be larger than a critical value the medium effects can restore the symmetry of the initial state. We show that if one begins with such a symmetry-restored, non-thermal, initial state, non-perturbative effects automatically induce spinodal instabilities leading to a dynamical breaking of the symmetry. As a result there is explosive particle pro...
Non-equilibrium evolution of a `Tsunami': Dynamical Symmetry Breaking
Daniel Boyanovsky; Hector J. de Vega; Richard Holman; S. Prem Kumar; Robert D. Pisarski
1997-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
We propose to study the non-equilibrium features of heavy-ion collisions by following the evolution of an initial state with a large number of quanta with a distribution around a momentum |\\vec k_0| corresponding to a thin spherical shell in momentum space, a `tsunami'. An O(N); ({\\vec \\Phi}^2)^2 model field theory in the large N limit is used as a framework to study the non-perturbative aspects of the non-equilibrium dynamics including a resummation of the effects of the medium (the initial particle distribution). In a theory where the symmetry is spontaneously broken in the absence of the medium, when the initial number of particles per correlation volume is chosen to be larger than a critical value the medium effects can restore the symmetry of the initial state. We show that if one begins with such a symmetry-restored, non-thermal, initial state, non-perturbative effects automatically induce spinodal instabilities leading to a dynamical breaking of the symmetry. As a result there is explosive particle production and a redistribution of the particles towards low momentum due to the nonlinearity of the dynamics. The asymptotic behavior displays the onset of Bose condensation of pions and the equation of state at long times is that of an ultrarelativistic gas although the momentum distribution is non-thermal.
Ideal magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium in a non-symmetric topological torus
Weitzner, Harold [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)] [Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York 10012 (United States)
2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z
An alternative representation of an ideal magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium is developed. The representation is a variation of one given by A. Salat, Phys. Plasmas 2, 1652 (1995). The system of equations is used to study the possibility of non-symmetric equilibria in a topological torus, here an approximate rectangular parallelopiped, with periodicity in two of the three rectangular coordinates. An expansion is carried out in the deviation of pressure surfaces from planes. Resonances are manifest in the process. Nonetheless, provided the magnetic shear is small, it is shown that it is possible to select the magnetic fields and flux surfaces in such a manner that no singularities appear on resonant surfaces. One boundary surface of the parallelopiped is not arbitrary but is dependent on the equilibrium in question. A comparison of the solution sets of axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric equilibria suggests that the latter have a wider class of possible boundary shapes but more restrictive rotational transform profiles. No proof of convergence of the series is given.
Local thermal equilibrium for certain stochastic models of heat transport
Yao Li; Peter Nandori; Lai-Sang Young
2015-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
This paper is about nonequilibrium steady states (NESS) of a class of stochastic models in which particles exchange energy with their "local environments" rather than directly with one another. The physical domain of the system can be a bounded region of $\\mathbb R^d$ for any $d \\ge 1$. We assume that the temperature at the boundary of the domain is prescribed and is nonconstant, so that the system is forced out of equilibrium. Our main result is local thermal equilibrium in the infinite volume limit. In the Hamiltonian context, this would mean that at any location $x$ in the domain, local marginal distributions of NESS tend to a probability with density $\\frac{1}{Z} e^{-\\beta (x) H}$, permitting one to define the local temperature at $x$ to be $\\beta(x)^{-1}$. We prove also that in the infinite volume limit, the mean energy profile of NESS satisfies Laplace's equation for the prescribed boundary condition. Our method of proof is duality: by reversing the sample paths of particle movements, we convert the problem of studying local marginal energy distributions at $x$ to that of joint hitting distributions of certain random walks starting from $x$, and prove that the walks in question become increasingly independent as system size tends to infinity.
A. KHassanova; B. A. Wolf
2003-04-16T23:59:59.000Z
Vapor pressures were measured for the system chloroform/polyethylene oxide (peo, weight average molar mass = 1000 kg/mol) at 25 degrees centigrade as a function of the weight fraction w of the polymer by means of a combination of head space sampling and gas chromatography. The establishment of thermodynamic equilibria was assisted by employing thin polymer films. The degrees of crystallinity alpha of the pure peo and of the solid polymer contained in the mixtures were determined via dsc. An analogous degree of polymer insolubility, beta, was calculated from the vapor pressures measured in this composition range. The experiments demonstrate that both quantities and their concentration dependence are markedly affected by the particular mode of film preparation. These non-equilibrium phenomena are discussed in terms of frozen local and temporal equilibria, where differences between alpha and beta are attributed to the occlusion of amorphous material within crystalline domains. Equilibrium information was obtained from two sources, namely from the vapor pressures in the absence of crystalline material (gas/liquid) and from the saturation concentration of peo (liquid/solid). The thermodynamic consistency of these data is demonstrated using a new approach that enables the modeling of composition dependent interaction parameters by means of two adjustable parameters only.
An Improved Equilibrium-Kinetics Speciation Algorithm For Redox...
The REACT speciation model was coupled with the multidimensional nonisothermal multiphase flow and mass transport code TOUGH2, resulting in the general purpose reactive...
Controlled spontaneous emission
Jae-Seung Lee; Mary A. Rohrdanz; A. K. Khitrin
2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
The problem of spontaneous emission is studied by a direct computer simulation of the dynamics of a combined system: atom + radiation field. The parameters of the discrete finite model, including up to 20k field oscillators, have been optimized by a comparison with the exact solution for the case when the oscillators have equidistant frequencies and equal coupling constants. Simulation of the effect of multi-pulse sequence of phase kicks and emission by a pair of atoms shows that both the frequency and the linewidth of the emitted spectrum could be controlled.
Optimal irreversible stimulated emission
D Valente; Y Li; J P Poizat; J M Gerard; L C Kwek; M F Santos; A Auffeves
2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z
We studied the dynamics of an initially inverted atom in a semi-infinite waveguide, in the presence of a single propagating photon. We show that atomic relaxation is enhanced by a factor of 2, leading to maximal bunching in the output field. This optimal irreversible stimulated emission is a novel phenomenon that can be observed with state-of-the-art solid-state atoms and waveguides. When the atom interacts with two one-dimensional electromagnetic environments, the preferential emission in the stimulated field can be exploited to efficiently amplify a classical or a quantum state.
Exact Anisotropic Solutions of the Generalized TOV Equation
Riazi, Nematollah; Sajadi, S Naseh; Assyaee, S Shahrokh
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We explore gravitating relativistic spheres composed of an anisotropic, barotropic uid. We assume a bi-polytropic equation of state which has a linear and a power-law terms. The generalized Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff (TOV) equation which describes the hydrostatic equilibrium is obtained. The full system of equations are solved for solutions which are regular at the origin and asymptotically flat. Conditions for the appearance of horizon and a basic treatment of stability are also discussed.
Pierre-Marie Robitaille
2008-05-12T23:59:59.000Z
It has been advanced, on experimental (P.-M. Robitaille, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 2003, v. 31(6), 1263-1267) and theoretical (P.M. Robitaille, Progr. Phys. 2006, v.2, 22-23) grounds, that blackbody radiation is not universal and remains closely linked to the emission of graphite and soot. In order to strengthen such claims, a conceptual analysis of the proofs for universality is presented. This treatment reveals that Gustav Robert Kirchhoff has not properly considered the combined effects of absorption, reflection, and the directional nature of emission in real materials. In one instance, this leads to an unintended movement away from thermal equilibrium within cavities. Using equilibrium arguments, it is demonstrated that the radiation within perfectly reflecting or arbitrary cavities does not necessarily correspond to that emitted by a blackbody.
Plasmoid solutions of the Hahm–Kulsrud–Taylor equilibrium model
Dewar, R. L. [Plasma Research Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia and Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan)] [Plasma Research Laboratory, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia and Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8561 (Japan); Bhattacharjee, A.; Kulsrud, R. M. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Wright, A. M. [The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)] [The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)
2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
The Hahm–Kulsrud (HK) [T. S. Hahm and R. M. Kulsrud, Phys. Fluids 28, 2412 (1985)] solutions for a magnetically sheared plasma slab driven by a resonant periodic boundary perturbation illustrate fully shielded (current sheet) and fully reconnected (magnetic island) responses. On the global scale, reconnection involves solving a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium problem. In systems with a continuous symmetry, such MHD equilibria are typically found by solving the Grad–Shafranov equation, and in slab geometry the elliptic operator in this equation is the 2-D Laplacian. Thus, assuming appropriate pressure and poloidal current profiles, a conformal mapping method can be used to transform one solution into another with different boundary conditions, giving a continuous sequence of solutions in the form of partially reconnected magnetic islands (plasmoids) separated by Syrovatsky current sheets. The two HK solutions appear as special cases.
Stabilization of beam-weibel instability by equilibrium density ripples
Mishra, S. K., E-mail: nishfeb@gmail.com; Kaw, Predhiman; Das, A.; Sengupta, S. [Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar 382428 (India)] [Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar 382428 (India); Ravindra Kumar, G. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)] [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)
2014-01-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we present an approach to achieve suppression/complete stabilization of the transverse electromagnetic beam Weibel instability in counter streaming electron beams by modifying the background plasma with an equilibrium density ripple, shorter than the skin depth; this weakening is more pronounced when thermal effects are included. On the basis of a linear two stream fluid model, it is shown that the growth rate of transverse electromagnetic instabilities can be reduced to zero value provided certain threshold values for ripple parameters are exceeded. We point out the relevance of the work to recent experimental investigations on sustained (long length) collimation of fast electron beams and integral beam transport for laser induced fast ignition schemes, where beam divergence is suppressed with the assistance of carbon nano-tubes.
New theory of superconductivity. Method of equilibrium density matrix
Boris Bondarev
2013-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
A new variational method for studying the equilibrium states of an interacting particles system has been proposed. The statistical description of the system is realized by means of a density matrix. This method is used for description of conduction electrons in metals. An integral equation for the electron distribution function over wave vectors has been obtained. The solutions of this equation have been found for those cases where the single-particle Hamiltonian and the electron interaction Hamiltonian can be approximated by a quite simple expression. It is shown that the distribution function at temperatures below the critical value possesses previously unknown features which allow to explain the superconductivity of metals and presence of a gap in the energy spectrum of superconducting electrons.
Non-equilibrium steady states for chains of four rotors
Noé Cuneo; Jean-Pierre Eckmann
2015-04-20T23:59:59.000Z
We study a chain of four interacting rotors (rotators) connected at both ends to stochastic heat baths at different temperatures. We show that for non-degenerate interaction potentials the system relaxes, at a stretched exponential rate, to a non-equilibrium steady state (NESS). Rotors with high energy tend to decouple from their neighbors due to fast oscillation of the forces. Because of this, the energy of the central two rotors, which interact with the heat baths only through the external rotors, can take a very long time to dissipate. By appropriately averaging the oscillatory forces, we estimate the dissipation rate and construct a Lyapunov function. Compared to the chain of length three (considered previously by C. Poquet and the current authors), the new difficulty with four rotors is the apparition of resonances when both central rotors are fast. We deal with these resonances using the rapid thermalization of the two external rotors.
Universal far-from-equilibrium Dynamics of a Holographic Superconductor
Julian Sonner; Adolfo del Campo; Wojciech H. Zurek
2015-06-26T23:59:59.000Z
Symmetry breaking phase transitions are an example of non-equilibrium processes that require real time treatment, a major challenge in strongly coupled systems without long-lived quasiparticles. Holographic duality provides such an approach by mapping strongly coupled field theories in D dimensions into weakly coupled quantum gravity in D+1 anti-de Sitter spacetime. Here, we use holographic duality to study formation of topological defects -- winding numbers -- in the course of a superconducting transition in a strongly coupled theory in a 1D ring. When the system undergoes the transition on a given quench time, the condensate builds up with a delay that can be deduced using the Kibble-Zurek mechanism from the quench time and the universality class of the theory, as determined from the quasinormal mode spectrum of the dual model. Typical winding numbers deposited in the ring exhibit a universal fractional power law dependence on the quench time, also predicted by the Kibble-Zurek Mechanism.
Ordering of granular rod monolayers driven far from thermodynamic equilibrium
Thomas Müller; Daniel de las Heras; Ingo Rehberg; Kai Huang
2015-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
The orientational order of vertically agitated granular rod monolayers is investigated experimentally and compared quantitatively with equilibrium Monte Carlo simulations and density functional theory. At sufficiently high number density, short rods form a tetratic state and long rods form a uniaxial nematic state. The length-to-width ratio at which the order changes from tetratic to uniaxial is around $7.3$ in both experiments and simulations. This fact illustrates the universal aspects of the ordering of rod-shaped particles across thermal and athermal systems. Moreover, the assembly of granular rods into ordered states is found to be independent on the frequency and strength of the agitations, suggesting that the detailed nature of energy injection into such a nonequilibrium system does not play a crucial role.
EQUILIBRIUM AND STABILITY FOR THE ARIES COMPACT STELLERATOR REACTOR
TURNBULL AD; LAO LL; COOPER WA; FU GY; GARABEDIAN P; KU LP; ZARNSTORFF MC
2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Equilibrium and ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability studies are reported for Compact Stellarator (ARIES-CS) reactor design equilibria based on a scaled three-period NCSX configuration and a two-period quasi-axisymmetric variant, the MHH2 stellarator. With a stabilizing shell at about twice the minor radius, robustly stable equilibria up to {beta}=6% are achievable. Recent experiments raise questions as to the applicability of linear MHD stability in stellarators since the predicted stability limits appear to be significantly exceeded. A context for interpreting this question, consistent with tokamak experience, is discussed; both the equilibria and nonlinear consequences need to be more carefully considered. Nonlinear stability is analyzed by computing solutions with highly resolved discontinuities to effectively simulate current sheets and islands. This yields {beta} limits in better agreement with measured values.
SOLGAS refined: A computerized thermodynamic equilibrium calculation tool
Trowbridge, L.D.; Leitnaker, J.M.
1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
SOLGAS, an early computer program for calculating equilibrium in a chemical system, has been made more user-friendly, and several{open_quote} bells and whistles{close_quotes} have been added. The necessity to include elemental species has been eliminated. The input of large numbers of starting conditions has been automated. A revised format for entering data simplifies and reduces chances for error. Calculated errors by SOLGAS are flagged, and several programming errors are corrected. Auxiliary programs are available to assemble and partially automate plotting of large amounts of data. Thermodynamic input data can be changed {open_quotes}on line.{close_quote} The program can be operated with or without a co-processor. Copies of the program, suitable for the IBM-PC or compatible with at least 384 bytes of low RAM, are available from the authors.
Wang, Xiaoming
The general area of geophysical fluid mechanics is truly interdisciplinary. Ideas from statistical and oceans. In this book, the basic ideas of geophysics, probability theory, information theory, nonlinear Spot. The various competing approaches of equilibrium statistical mechanics for geophysical flows
Non-equilibrium CO chemistry in the solar atmosphere
A. Asensio Ramos; J. Trujillo Bueno; M. Carlsson; J. Cernicharo
2003-03-20T23:59:59.000Z
Investigating the reliability of the assumption of instantaneous chemical equilibrium (ICE) for calculating the CO number density in the solar atmosphere is of crucial importance for the resolution of the long-standing controversy over the existence of `cool clouds' in the chromosphere, and for determining whether the cool gas owes its existence to CO radiative cooling or to a hydrodynamical process. Here we report the first results of such an investigation in which we have carried out time-dependent gas-phase chemistry calculations in radiation hydrodynamical simulations of solar chromospheric dynamics. We show that while the ICE approximation turns out to be suitable for modeling the observed infrared CO lines at the solar disk center, it may substantially overestimate the `heights of formation' of strong CO lines synthesized close to the edge of the solar disk, especially concerning vigorous dynamic cases resulting from relatively strong photospheric disturbances. This happens because during the cool phases of the hydrodynamical simulations the CO number density in the outer atmospheric regions is smaller than what is stipulated by the ICE approximation, resulting in decreased CO opacity in the solar chromosphere. As a result, the cool CO-bearing gas which produces the observed molecular lines must be located at atmospheric heights not greater than 700 km, approximately. We conclude that taking into account the non-equilibrium chemistry improves the agreement with the available on-disk and off-limb observations, but that the hydrodynamical simulation model has to be even cooler than anticipated by the ICE approximation, and this has to be the case at the `new' (i.e. deeper) formation regions of the rovibrational CO lines.
Accretion-Powered Stellar Winds III: Spin Equilibrium Solutions
Sean Matt; Ralph E. Pudritz
2008-02-12T23:59:59.000Z
We compare the stellar wind torque calculated in a previous work (Paper II) to the spin-up and spin-down torques expected to arise from the magnetic interaction between a slowly rotating ($\\sim 10$% of breakup) pre-main-sequence star and its accretion disk. This analysis demonstrates that stellar winds can carry off orders of magnitude more angular momentum than can be transferred to the disk, provided that the mass outflow rates are greater than the solar wind. Thus, the equilibrium spin state is simply characterized by a balance between the angular momentum deposited by accretion and that extracted by a stellar wind. We derive a semi-analytic formula for predicting the equilibrium spin rate as a function only of the ratio of $\\dot M_{\\rm w} / \\dot M_{\\rm a}$ and a dimensionless magnetization parameter, $\\Psi \\equiv B_*^2 R_*^2 (\\dot M_{\\rm a} v_{\\rm esc})^{-1}$, where $\\dot M_{\\rm w}$ is the stellar wind mass outflow rate, $\\dot M_{\\rm a}$ the accretion rate, $B_*$ the stellar surface magnetic field strength, $R_*$ the stellar radius, and $v_{\\rm esc}$ the surface escape speed. For parameters typical of accreting pre-main-sequence stars, this explains spin rates of $\\sim 10$% of breakup speed for $\\dot M_{\\rm w} / \\dot M_{\\rm a} \\sim 0.1$. Finally, the assumption that the stellar wind is driven by a fraction of the accretion power leads to an upper limit to the mass flow ratio of $\\dot M_{\\rm w} / \\dot M_{\\rm a} \\la 0.6$.
Cohen, Nancy J.
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Emissions Trading and Air Toxics Emissions: RECLAIM anda mar- ket-based emissions trading program called theimpacts cre- ated by emissions trading programs that affect
Lisal, Martin
Mesoscale simulation of polymer reaction equilibrium: Combining dissipative particle dynamics. R. Smith, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 16490 2006 , a mesoscale simulation technique for studying polymer
Jabs, Harry
1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The primary goal of this work was to initiate the use of BaF2 arrays for detection of high energy photon emission from nuclear reactions. A beam from the Texas A&M University K-500 Superconducting Cyclotron, and a variety of detectors for hard...
Secondary emission gas chamber
V. In'shakov; V. Kryshkin; V. Skvortsov
2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z
For a hadron calorimeter active element there is considered a gaseous secondary emis-sion detector (150 micron gap, 50 kV/cm). Such one-stage parallel plate chamber must be a radiation hard, fast and simple. A model of such detector has been produced, tested and some characteristics are presented.
Graphene Coating Coupled Emission
Shyamasundar, R.K.
Graphene Coating Coupled Emission A COMSET, A single sheet of sp2-hybridized carbon atoms, called of graphene and its unique properties, I will present amplification of surface graphene-Ag hybrid films which when graphene is used as the spacer layer in a conventional Ag- harnessed the nonlinear properties
General Air Permits (Louisiana)
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Any source, including a temporary source, which emits or has the potential to emit any air contaminant requires an air permit. Facilities with potential emissions less than 5 tons per year of any...
Rubin, Jonathan D.; Kling, Catherine
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
System for Light-Duty Vehicle Emission Control," Ph.D.the same number of vehicles and emissions in each category.estimates for vehicle emissions, unpublished manuscript,
Calculating chiller emissions and source energy use
Aumann, D.J. [Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc., Oakland, CA (United States)
1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
Various analyses have compared the emissions and over-all source energy use of different chillers. However, these analyses are typically based on national or regional electric power plant annual averages or rely on outdated emissions data that do not account for scrubbers and other pollution controls applied in response to the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Other analyses have used power generation data for a specific utility but require hourly generation profiles, which are difficult to obtain. Thus, many of the existing models are either too general to provide valuable information or too complex to be practical for the day-to-day applications engineers face. This paper introduces a simple yet reliable hand calculation method for estimating the combustion-related emissions and source energy use of gas and electric chillers. The user needs to supply only two inputs: annual chiller system energy use and the utility`s power generation mix during chiller operation. The analysis supplies electric power plant heat rates and emission factors. Referenced guidelines are documented for all calculation inputs.
Allocation of emission rights Economic incentives for emission
for all countries High cost effectiviness:High cost effectiviness: International Emission trading Fairness NAM Department of Physical Resource Theory #12;Financial flows from emissions trading 450 ppmGDP SAS CPA WEU NAM Department of Physical Resource Theory #12;Financial flows from emissions trading 450
Applying guidance for methane emission estimation for landfills
Scharff, Heijo [NV Afvalzorg, Postbus 2, 1566 ZG Assendelft (Netherlands)]. E-mail: h.scharff@afvalzorg.nl; Jacobs, Joeri [NV Afvalzorg, Postbus 2, 1566 ZG Assendelft (Netherlands)]. E-mail: j.jacobs@afvalzorg.nl
2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Quantification of methane emission from landfills is important to evaluate measures for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Both the United Nations and the European Union have adopted protocols to ensure quantification of methane emission from individual landfills. The purpose of these protocols is to disclose emission data to regulators and the general public. Criteria such as timeliness, completeness, certainty, comparability, consistency and transparency are set for inclusion of emission data in a publicly accessible database. All methods given as guidance to landfill operators to estimate landfill methane emissions are based on models. In this paper the consequences of applying six different models for estimates of three landfills are explored. It is not the intention of this paper to criticise or validate models. The modelling results are compared with whole site methane emission measurements. A huge difference in results is observed. This raises doubts about the accuracy of the models. It also indicates that at least some of the criteria previously mentioned are not met for the tools currently available to estimate methane emissions from individual landfills. This will inevitably lead to compiling and comparing data with an incomparable origin. Harmonisation of models is recommended. This may not necessarily reduce uncertainty, but it will at least result in comparable, consistent and transparent data.
Field emission from organic materials
Kymissis, Ioannis, 1977-
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Field emission displays (FEDs) show great promise as high performance flat panel displays. The light emission process is efficient, long lifetimes are possible with high brightness, and bright passive matrix displays can ...
6, 57735796, 2006 Vehicular emissions
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
. This configuration aims to obtain a good speciation capability by coadding spectra during 30 s and reporting the emissions of different technologies using alternative fuels and emission control systems. 5774 #12;ACPD 6
EIA - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overview
Annual Energy Outlook 2013 [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]
consumption 13 U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from nonfuel uses of energy fuels 14 U.S. carbon sequestration from nonfuel uses of energy fuels 15 U.S. carbon dioxide emissions:...
Greenhouse gas emissions in biogas production systems
Dittert, Klaus; Senbayram, Mehmet; Wienforth, Babette; Kage, Henning; Muehling, Karl H
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Cameron KC. Nitrous oxide emissions from two dairy pastureand land use on N 2 O emissions from an imperfectly drainedoptions for N 2 O emissions from differently managed
Fuels, Engines & Emissions | Clean Energy | ORNL
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Fuels, Engines, Emissions SHARE Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Fuels, Engines, and Emissions research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is helping identify ways to increase...
Cap-and-Trade Modeling and Analysis: Congested Electricity Market Equilibrium
Limpaitoon, Tanachai
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
cycle delusion, CO2 emissions from the sea, and electricityof CO2 emissions trading for short-run electricity marketelectricity and heat was the largest contributor of CO2 emissions
Entanglement negativity and entropy in non-equilibrium conformal field theory
Marianne Hoogeveen; Benjamin Doyon
2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z
We study the dynamics of the entanglement in one dimensional critical quantum systems after a local quench in which two independently thermalized semi-infinite halves are joined to form a homogeneous infinite system and left to evolve unitarily. We show that under certain conditions a nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) is reached instantaneously as soon as the entanglement interval is within the light-cone emanating from the contact point. In this steady state, the exact expressions for the entanglement entropy and the logarithmic negativity are in agreement with the steady state density matrix being a boosted thermal state, as expected. We derive various general identities: relating the negativity after the quench with unequal left and right initial temperatures, with that with equal left and right temperatures; and relating these with the negativity in equilibrium thermal states. In certain regimes the resulting expressions can be analytically evaluated. Immediately after the interval interesects the lightcone, we find logarithmic growth. For a very long interval, we find that the negativity approaches a plateau after sufficiently long times, different from its NESS value. This provides a theoretical framework explaining recently obtained numerical results.
Non-equilibrium quantum systems: Divergence between global and local descriptions
Pedro D. Manrique; Ferney Rodriguez; Luis Quiroga; Neil F. Johnson
2015-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Even photosynthesis -- the most basic natural phenomenon underlying Life on Earth -- involves the non-trivial processing of excitations at the pico- and femtosecond scales during light-harvesting. The desire to understand such natural phenomena, as well as interpret the output from ultrafast experimental probes, creates an urgent need for accurate quantitative theories of open quantum systems. However it is unclear how best to generalize the well-established assumptions of an isolated system, particularly under non-equilibrium conditions. Here we compare two popular approaches: a description in terms of a direct product of the states of each individual system (i.e. a local approach) versus the use of new states resulting from diagonalizing the whole Hamiltonian (i.e. a global approach). We show that their equivalence fails when the system is open, in particular under the experimentally ubiquitous condition of a temperature gradient. By solving for the steady-state populations and calculating the heat flux as a test observable, we uncover stark differences between the formulations. This divergence highlights the need to establish rigorous ranges of applicability for such methods in modeling nanoscale transfer phenomena -- including during the light-harvesting process in photosynthesis.
Reilly, John M.
The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) may offer a potential near term, low carbon alternative to today's gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. A representative vehicle technology that runs on electricity in addition ...
Yip, Arthur Hong Chun
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Natural gas vehicles have the prospects of making substantial contributions to transportation needs. The adoption of natural gas vehicles could lead to impacts on energy and environmental systems. An analysis of the main ...
Paltsev, Sergey
We develop a new model of the U.S., the U.S. Regional Energy Policy (USREP) model that is resolved for large states and regions of the U.S. and by income class and apply the model to investigate a $15 per ton CO2 equivalent ...
The prospects for coal-to-liquid conversion: A general equilibrium analysis Y.-H. Henry Chen a,n
, world demand for petroleum products is greatly reduced, depletion of conventional petroleum is slowed carbon footprint of CTL may raise environmental concerns. However, as petroleum prices rise fuels production, we find that without climate policy, CTL has the potential to account for up
Diesel hybridization and emissions.
Pasquier, M.; Monnet, G.
2004-04-21T23:59:59.000Z
The CTR Vehicle Systems and Fuels team a diesel hybrid powertrain. The goal of this experiment was to investigate and demonstrate the potential of diesel engines for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in a fuel economy and emissions. The test set-up consisted of a diesel engine coupled to an electric motor driving a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This hybrid drive is connected to a dynamometer and a DC electrical power source creating a vehicle context by combining advanced computer models and emulation techniques. The experiment focuses on the impact of the hybrid control strategy on fuel economy and emissions-in particular, nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) and particulate matter (PM). The same hardware and test procedure were used throughout the entire experiment to assess the impact of different control approaches.
Emissive sensors and devices incorporating these sensors
Swager, Timothy M; Zhang, Shi-Wei
2013-02-05T23:59:59.000Z
The present invention generally relates to luminescent and/or optically absorbing compositions and/or precursors to those compositions, including solid films incorporating these compositions/precursors, exhibiting increased luminescent lifetimes, quantum yields, enhanced stabilities and/or amplified emissions. The present invention also relates to sensors and methods for sensing analytes through luminescent and/or optically absorbing properties of these compositions and/or precursors. Examples of analytes detectable by the invention include electrophiles, alkylating agents, thionyl halides, and phosphate ester groups including phosphoryl halides, cyanides and thioates such as those found in certain chemical warfare agents. The present invention additionally relates to devices and methods for amplifying emissions, such as those produced using the above-described compositions and/or precursors, by incorporating the composition and/or precursor within a polymer having an energy migration pathway. In some cases, the compositions and/or precursors thereof include a compound capable of undergoing a cyclization reaction.
P. Danielewicz
2007-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
Shapes of relative emission sources can be accessed by expanding shapes of correlations at low relative velocities in pair center of mass in Cartesian harmonics. Coefficients of expansion for correlations are related to the respective coefficients of expansion for the sources through one dimensional integral transforms involving properties of pair relative wavefunctions. The methodology is illustrated with analyses of NA49 and PHENIX correlation data.
EQUILIBRIUM-STATE DENSITY PROFILES OF CENTRIFUGED CAKES OF FLOCCULATED SUSPENSIONS
Aksay, Ilhan A.
251 EQUILIBRIUM-STATE DENSITY PROFILES OF CENTRIFUGED CAKES OF FLOCCULATED SUSPENSIONS WEI, centrifugation, or pressure filtration. In all these, the minimization of density variations of various is to examine the equilibrium-state density profiles of centrifuged cakes of flocculated suspensions both
Nagurney, Anna
A Network Equilibrium Framework for Internet Advertising: Models, Qualitative Analysis engaged in Internet advertising among multiple websites. The model allows for the determination of both the equilibrium online advertising budget as well as the advertising expenditures on the different websites. We
Lisal, Martin
Chemical reaction equilibrium in nanoporous materials: NO dimerization reaction in carbon slit of confinement on chemical reaction equilibrium in nanoporous materials. We use the reaction ensemble Monte Carlo of confinement on chemical properties, particularly on chemical reaction equilibria. A chemical reaction
The virtues and vices of equilibrium and the future of financial economics
The virtues and vices of equilibrium and the future of financial economics J. Doyne Farmer and John Geanakoplos March 20, 2008 Abstract The use of equilibrium models in economics springs from the desire for parsimonious models of economic phenomena that take human rea- soning into account. This approach has been
) and their binary mixtures (between 348 and 393 K). The properties of supercritical carbon dioxide were determinedVAPOR + LIQUID EQUILIBRIUM OF WATER, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND THE BINARY SYSTEM WATER + CARBON DIOXIDE the vapor-liquid equilibrium of water (between 323 and 573 K), carbon dioxide (between 230 and 290 K
Equilibrium Segregation of Sulfur to the Free Surface of Single Crystalline Titanium
Zexian, Cao
1 Equilibrium Segregation of Sulfur to the Free Surface of Single Crystalline Titanium Z crystalline titanium from 560°C to 800°C was investigated using Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) measurements decaying distribution of sulfur beneath the titanium surface at equilibrium was revealed by sputter depth
THE LYAPUNOV AND DIMENSION SPECTRA OF EQUILIBRIUM MEASURES FOR CONFORMAL EXPANDING MAPS.
THE LYAPUNOV AND DIMENSION SPECTRA OF EQUILIBRIUM MEASURES FOR CONFORMAL EXPANDING MAPS. HOWARD the dimension spectrum for equilibrium measures and the Lyapunov spectrum for conformal repellers. We explicitly compute the Lyapunov spectrum and show that it is a delta function. We observe that while the Lyapunov
Non-equilibrium steady state of sparse systems Daniel Hurowitz and Doron Cohen
Cohen, Doron
or weakly interacting driven systems. Such "sparse" systems reach a novel non-equilibrium steady state (NESS case the quantum NESS might differ enormously from the stochastic NESS, with saturation temperature ensemble is analyzed. The study of systems with non-equilibrium steady state (NESS) has become active
Theory and Application of Linear Supply Function Equilibrium in Electricity Markets
Baldick, Ross
Theory and Application of Linear Supply Function Equilibrium in Electricity Markets Ross Baldick Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C equilibrium (SFE) model of interaction in an electricity market. We assume a linear demand function
Kinetics and Equilibrium of Gas Adsorption on RPM1-Co and Cu-BTC
Li, Jing
Kinetics and Equilibrium of Gas Adsorption on RPM1-Co and Cu-BTC Metal-Organic Frameworks and equilibrium adsorption measurements for two gases, CF4 and Ar, on RPM1-Co and Cu-BTC metal-organic framework.597) on both adsorbents. The results show that both gases behave differently on Cu-BTC from the way they do
Equilibrium free energy estimates based on nonequilibrium work relations and extended dynamics
Sun, Sean
Equilibrium free energy estimates based on nonequilibrium work relations and extended dynamics the equilibrium free energy and the nonequilibrium work is useful for computer simulations. In this paper, we exploit the fact that the free energy is a state function, independent of the pathway taken to change
The complexity of approximate Nash equilibrium in congestion games with negative delays
Magniez, FrÃ©dÃ©ric
The complexity of approximate Nash equilibrium in congestion games with negative delays Fr of the complexity of computing an - approximate Nash equilibrium in symmetric congestion games from the case that in symmetric games with increasing delay functions and with - bounded jump the -Nash dynamic converges
Exploiting Trust Relations for Nash Equilibrium Efficiency in Ad Hoc Networks
Baras, John S.
Exploiting Trust Relations for Nash Equilibrium Efficiency in Ad Hoc Networks Shanshan Zheng, Tao where the nodes' payoffs are affected by their trust relations. We characterize the Nash equilibrium the interactions among nodes as a game, the Nash equilibria are used to study the operating points of the network
Ahmad, Ishfaq
A Pure Nash Equilibrium Guaranteeing Game Theoretical Replica Allocation Method for Reducing Web of these agents. With spontaneous and non-deterministic strategies, the system can exhibit Nash equilibrium be multiple Nash equilibria, making it difficult to decide which one is the best. Instead, we use the notion
Characterization of Robust Feedback Nash Equilibrium for Multi-Channel Systems
Gupta, Vijay
Characterization of Robust Feedback Nash Equilibrium for Multi-Channel Systems Getachew K. Befekadu the feedback Nash equilibria via a set of stabilizing state-feedback solutions corresponding to a family for the existence of a feedback Nash equilibrium, whereas the set of robust stabilizing state-feedback solutions
Deterministic Calibration and Nash Equilibrium Sham M. Kakade and Dean P. Foster
Kakade, Sham M.
Deterministic Calibration and Nash Equilibrium Sham M. Kakade and Dean P. Foster University- quency of empirical play converges into the set of convex combinations of Nash equilibria are frequently close to some Nash equilibrium of the game. 1 Introduction Perhaps the most central question
ARTICLE Communicated by Ron Meir Operant Matching as a Nash Equilibrium
ARTICLE Communicated by Ron Meir Operant Matching as a Nash Equilibrium of an Intertemporal Game at least one Nash equilibrium that satisfies both Herrnstein's matching law and the unpredictability but are not Nash equilibria. We expect that these behaviors will not be observed experimentally in animals
Iterative Algorithms for Nash Equilibrium of An Extended OSNR Game Yan Pan, Lacra Pavel
Pavel, Lacra
Iterative Algorithms for Nash Equilibrium of An Extended OSNR Game Yan Pan, Lacra Pavel Department in optical net- works. Based on the extended OSNR Nash game formu- lation that includes power capacity constraints in [10], the Nash equilibrium (NE) solution is analytically intractable and highly nonlinear. We
Big Entropy Fluctuations in Statistical Equilibrium: The Macroscopic Kinetics
B. V. Chirikov; O. V. Zhirov
2000-10-31T23:59:59.000Z
Large entropy fluctuations in an equilibrium steady state of classical mechanics were studied in extensive numerical experiments on a simple 2--freedom strongly chaotic Hamiltonian model described by the modified Arnold cat map. The rise and fall of a large separated fluctuation was shown to be described by the (regular and stable) "macroscopic" kinetics both fast (ballistic) and slow (diffusive). We abandoned a vague problem of "appropriate" initial conditions by observing (in a long run)spontaneous birth and death of arbitrarily big fluctuations for any initial state of our dynamical model. Statistics of the infinite chain of fluctuations, reminiscent to the Poincar\\'e recurrences, was shown to be Poissonian. A simple empirical relation for the mean period between the fluctuations (Poincar\\'e "cycle") has been found and confirmed in numerical experiments. A new representation of the entropy via the variance of only a few trajectories ("particles") is proposed which greatly facilitates the computation, being at the same time fairly accurate for big fluctuations. The relation of our results to a long standing debates over statistical "irreversibility" and the "time arrow" is briefly discussed too.
An Equilibrium-Based Model of Gas Reaction and Detonation
Trowbridge, L.D.
2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
During gaseous diffusion plant operations, conditions leading to the formation of flammable gas mixtures may occasionally arise. Currently, these could consist of the evaporative coolant CFC-114 and fluorinating agents such as F2 and ClF3. Replacement of CFC-114 with a non-ozone-depleting substitute is planned. Consequently, in the future, the substitute coolant must also be considered as a potential fuel in flammable gas mixtures. Two questions of practical interest arise: (1) can a particular mixture sustain and propagate a flame if ignited, and (2) what is the maximum pressure that can be generated by the burning (and possibly exploding) gas mixture, should it ignite? Experimental data on these systems, particularly for the newer coolant candidates, are limited. To assist in answering these questions, a mathematical model was developed to serve as a tool for predicting the potential detonation pressures and for estimating the composition limits of flammability for these systems based on empirical correlations between gas mixture thermodynamics and flammability for known systems. The present model uses the thermodynamic equilibrium to determine the reaction endpoint of a reactive gas mixture and uses detonation theory to estimate an upper bound to the pressure that could be generated upon ignition. The model described and documented in this report is an extended version of related models developed in 1992 and 1999.
Equilibrium structure and fluctuations of suspensions of colloidal dumbbells
Nils Heptner; Joachim Dzubiella
2015-07-09T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the structure and equilibrium linear-response dynamics of suspensions of hard colloidal dumbbells using Brownian Dynamics computer simulations. The focus lies on the dense fluid and plastic crystal states of the colloids with investigated aspect (elongation-to-diameter) ratios varying from the hard sphere limit up to 0.39, which is roughly the stability limit of the plastic crystal phase. We find expected structural changes with larger elongation with respect to the hard sphere reference case and very localized orientational correlations, typically just involving next-neighbor couplings. These relatively weak correlations are also reflected in only minor effects on the translational and rotational diffusion coefficients for most of the investigated elongations. However, the linear response shear viscosity exhibits a dramatic increase at high packing fractions ($\\phi\\gtrsim 0.5$) beyond a critical anisotropy factor of about $L^* \\simeq 0.15$ which is surprising in view of the relatively weak changes found before on the level of colloidal self-dynamics. We suspect that even for the small investigated anisotropies, newly occurring, collective rotational-translational couplings must be made responsible for the slow time scales appearing in the plastic crystal.
A General Relativistic Generalization of Bell Inequality
Vladan Pankovic
2005-06-16T23:59:59.000Z
In this work a general relativistic generalization of Bell inequality is suggested. Namely,it is proved that practically in any general relativistic metric there is a generalization of Bell inequality.It can be satisfied within theories of local (subluminal) hidden variables, but it cannot be satisfied in the general case within standard quantum mechanical formalism or within theories of nonlocal (superluminal) hidden variables. It is shown too that within theories of nonlocal hidden variables but not in the standard quantum mechanical formalism a paradox appears in the situation when one of the correlated subsystems arrives at a Schwarzschild black hole. Namely, there is no way that black hole horizon obstructs superluminal influences between spin of the subsystem without horizon and spin of the subsystem within horizon,or simply speaking,there is none black hole horizon nor "no hair" theorem for subsystems with correlated spins. It implies that standard quantum mechanical formalism yields unique consistent and complete description of the quantum mechanical phenomenons.
Non-thermal emission processes in massive binaries
M. De Becker
2007-09-26T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, I present a general discussion of several astrophysical processes likely to play a role in the production of non-thermal emission in massive stars, with emphasis on massive binaries. Even though the discussion will start in the radio domain where the non-thermal emission was first detected, the census of physical processes involved in the non-thermal emission from massive stars shows that many spectral domains are concerned, from the radio to the very high energies. First, the theoretical aspects of the non-thermal emission from early-type stars will be addressed. The main topics that will be discussed are respectively the physics of individual stellar winds and their interaction in binary systems, the acceleration of relativistic electrons, the magnetic field of massive stars, and finally the non-thermal emission processes relevant to the case of massive stars. Second, this general qualitative discussion will be followed by a more quantitative one, devoted to the most probable scenario where non-thermal radio emitters are massive binaries. I will show how several stellar, wind and orbital parameters can be combined in order to make some semi-quantitative predictions on the high-energy counterpart to the non-thermal emission detected in the radio domain. These theoretical considerations will be followed by a census of results obtained so far, and related to this topic... (see paper for full abstract)
Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions Mitigation
Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Distributed Energy Resource Technology Characterizations. ”ABORATORY Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions5128 Distributed Energy Resources for Carbon Emissions
Hardy, C.C.; Conard, S.G.; Regelbrugge, J.C.; Teesdale, D.R.
1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report describes a comprehensive study characterizing the smoke emissions from small scale prescribed burns in southern California chaparral. In situ measurements of smoke emissions were made from 12 fires. Three replicate tests were performed in each of four distinct fuel and treatment types. Emission factors for each treatment are presented and also are combined with data from previous tests for general application to fires in standing chaparral.
A SYSTEMATIC SURVEY OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE EMISSION IN SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS
Warren, Harry P. [Space Science Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Winebarger, Amy R. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, VP 62, Huntsville, AL 35812 (United States); Brooks, David H. [College of Science, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (United States)
2012-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
The recent analysis of observations taken with the EUV Imaging Spectrometer and X-Ray Telescope instruments on Hinode suggests that well-constrained measurements of the temperature distribution in solar active regions can finally be made. Such measurements are critical for constraining theories of coronal heating. Past analysis, however, has suffered from limited sample sizes and large uncertainties at temperatures between 5 and 10 MK. Here we present a systematic study of the differential emission measure distribution in 15 active region cores. We focus on measurements in the 'inter-moss' region, that is, the region between the loop footpoints, where the observations are easier to interpret. To reduce the uncertainties at the highest temperatures we present a new method for isolating the Fe XVIII emission in the AIA/SDO 94 A channel. The resulting differential emission measure distributions confirm our previous analysis showing that the temperature distribution in an active region core is often strongly peaked near 4 MK. We characterize the properties of the emission distribution as a function of the total unsigned magnetic flux. We find that the amount of high-temperature emission in the active region core is correlated with the total unsigned magnetic flux, while the emission at lower temperatures, in contrast, is inversely related. These results provide compelling evidence that high-temperature active region emission is often close to equilibrium, although weaker active regions may be dominated by evolving million degree loops in the core.
Emission vs Fermi coordinates: applications to relativistic positioning systems
Donato Bini; Andrea Geralico; Matteo Luca Ruggiero; Angelo Tartaglia
2008-09-05T23:59:59.000Z
A 4-dimensional relativistic positioning system for a general spacetime is constructed by using the so called "emission coordinates". The results apply in a small region around the world line of an accelerated observer carrying a Fermi triad, as described by the Fermi metric. In the case of a Schwarzschild spacetime modeling the gravitational field around the Earth and an observer at rest at a fixed spacetime point, these coordinates realize a relativistic positioning system alternative to the current GPS system. The latter is indeed essentially conceived as Newtonian, so that it necessarily needs taking into account at least the most important relativistic effects through Post-Newtonian corrections to work properly. Previous results concerning emission coordinates in flat spacetime are thus extended to this more general situation. Furthermore, the mapping between spacetime coordinates and emission coordinates is completely determined by means of the world function, which in the case of a Fermi metric can be explicitly obtained.
Spectral Study of the Galactic Ridge X-ray Emission with Suzaku
Ebisawa, Ken; Tanaka, Yasuo; Koyama, Katsuji; Ezoe, Yuichiro; Bamba, Aya; Kokubun, Motohide; Hyodo, Yoshiaki; Tsujimoto, Masahiro; Takahashi, Hiromitsu
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We have observed a typical Galactic plane field at (l,b) = (28.46d, -0.20d) with Suzaku for 100 ksec to carry out a precise spectral study of the Galactic Ridge X-ray Emission (GRXE). The field is known to be devoid of X-ray point sources brighter than ~2 x 10^{-13} ergs s^{-1} cm^{-2} (2--10 keV), and already deeply observed with Chandra. Thanks to the low and stable background and high spectral resolution of Suzaku, we were able to resolve, for the first time, three narrow iron K-emission lines from low-ionized (6.41 keV), helium-like (6.67 keV), and hydrogenic ions (7.00 keV) in the GRXE spectrum. These line features constrain the GRXE emission mechanisms: The cosmic-ray ion charge exchange model or the non-equilibrium ionization plasma model are unlikely, since they require either broad emission lines or lines at intermediate ionization states. Collisional ionization equilibrium plasma is the likely origin for the 6.67 keV and 7.00 keV lines, while origin of the 6.41 keV line, which is due to fluorescence...
Modeling electron emission and surface effects from diamond cathodes
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Dimitrov, D. A. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Ben-Zvi, I. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smithe, D. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Cary, J. R. [Tech-X Corp., Boulder, CO (United States); Rao, T. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Smedley, J. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Wang, E. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
We developed modeling capabilities, within the Vorpal particle-in-cell code, for three-dimensional (3D) simulations of surface effects and electron emission from semiconductor photocathodes. They include calculation of emission probabilities using general, piece-wise continuous, space-time dependent surface potentials, effective mass and band bending field effects. We applied these models, in combination with previously implemented capabilities for modeling charge generation and transport in diamond, to investigate the emission dependence on applied electric field in the range from approximately 2 MV/m to 17 MV/m along the [100] direction. The simulation results were compared to experimental data. For the considered parameter regime, conservation of transverse electron momentum (in the plane of the emission surface) allows direct emission from only two (parallel to [100]) of the six equivalent lowest conduction band valleys. When the electron affinity ? is the only parameter varied in the simulations, the value ? = 0.31 eV leads to overall qualitative agreement with the probability of emission deduced from experiments. Including band bending in the simulations improves the agreement with the experimental data, particularly at low applied fields, but not significantly. Using surface potentials with different profiles further allows us to investigate the emission as a function of potential barrier height, width, and vacuum level position. However, adding surface patches with different levels of hydrogenation, modeled with position-dependent electron affinity, leads to the closest agreement with the experimental data.
Modeling electron emission and surface effects from diamond cathodes
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Dimitrov, D. A.; Ben-Zvi, I.; Smithe, D.; Cary, J. R.; Rao, T.; Smedley, J.; Wang, E.
2015-02-07T23:59:59.000Z
We developed modeling capabilities, within the Vorpal particle-in-cell code, for three-dimensional (3D) simulations of surface effects and electron emission from semiconductor photocathodes. They include calculation of emission probabilities using general, piece-wise continuous, space-time dependent surface potentials, effective mass and band bending field effects. We applied these models, in combination with previously implemented capabilities for modeling charge generation and transport in diamond, to investigate the emission dependence on applied electric field in the range from approximately 2 MV/m to 17 MV/m along the [100] direction. The simulation results were compared to experimental data. For the considered parameter regime, conservation of transversemore »electron momentum (in the plane of the emission surface) allows direct emission from only two (parallel to [100]) of the six equivalent lowest conduction band valleys. When the electron affinity ? is the only parameter varied in the simulations, the value ? = 0.31 eV leads to overall qualitative agreement with the probability of emission deduced from experiments. Including band bending in the simulations improves the agreement with the experimental data, particularly at low applied fields, but not significantly. Using surface potentials with different profiles further allows us to investigate the emission as a function of potential barrier height, width, and vacuum level position. However, adding surface patches with different levels of hydrogenation, modeled with position-dependent electron affinity, leads to the closest agreement with the experimental data.« less
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
DOE R&D Accomplishments [OSTI]
Welch, M. J.
1990-01-00T23:59:59.000Z
Positron emission tomography (PET) assesses biochemical processes in the living subject, producing images of function rather than form. Using PET, physicians are able to obtain not the anatomical information provided by other medical imaging techniques, but pictures of physiological activity. In metaphoric terms, traditional imaging methods supply a map of the body's roadways, its, anatomy; PET shows the traffic along those paths, its biochemistry. This document discusses the principles of PET, the radiopharmaceuticals in PET, PET research, clinical applications of PET, the cost of PET, training of individuals for PET, the role of the United States Department of Energy in PET, and the futures of PET.
Acoustic emission intrusion detector
Carver, Donald W. (Knoxville, TN); Whittaker, Jerry W. (Knoxville, TN)
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
An intrusion detector is provided for detecting a forcible entry into a secured structure while minimizing false alarms. The detector uses a piezoelectric crystal transducer to sense acoustic emissions. The transducer output is amplified by a selectable gain amplifier to control the sensitivity. The rectified output of the amplifier is applied to a Schmitt trigger circuit having a preselected threshold level to provide amplitude discrimination. Timing circuitry is provided which is activated by successive pulses from the Schmitt trigger which lie within a selected time frame for frequency discrimination. Detected signals having proper amplitude and frequency trigger an alarm within the first complete cycle time of a detected acoustical disturbance signal.
Satelliteobservations,AT2 INVERTING GOME FORMALDEHYDE COLUMN FOR BIOGENIC EMISSIONS OVER EUROPE
Curci, Gabriele
emissions, as opposed to 30% of anthropogenic plus biomass burning contribution.Europe is the only continentSatelliteobservations,AT2 INVERTING GOME FORMALDEHYDE COLUMN FOR BIOGENIC EMISSIONS OVER EUROPE over Europe is generally overestimated by the state-of-the-art chemistry and transport model GEOS
Equilibrium state of a cylindrical particle with flat ends in nematic liquid crystals
S. Masoomeh Hashemi; Mohammad Reza Ejtehadi
2015-01-25T23:59:59.000Z
A continuum theory is employed to numerically study the equilibrium orientation and defect structures of a circular cylindrical particle with flat ends under a homeotropic anchoring condition in a uniform nematic medium. Different aspect ratios of this colloidal geometry from thin discotic to long rod-like shapes and several colloidal length scales ranging from mesoscale to nanoscale are investigated. We show that the equilibrium state of this colloidal geometry is sensitive to the two geometrical parameters: aspect ratio and length scale of the particle. For a large enough mesoscopic particle, there is a specific asymptotic equilibrium angle associated to each aspect ratio. Upon reducing the particle size to nanoscale, the equilibrium angle follows a descending or ascending trend in such a way that the equilibrium angle of a particle with the aspect ratio bigger than 1:1 (a discotic particle) goes to a parallel alignment with respect to the far field nematic, whereas the equilibrium angle for a particle with the aspect ratio 1:1 and smaller (a rod-like particle) tends toward a perpendicular alignment to the uniform nematic direction. The discrepancy between the equilibrium angles of the mesoscopic and nanoscopic particles originates from the significant differences between their defect structures. The possible defect structures related to mesoscopic and nanoscopic colloidal particles of this geometry are also introduced.
Regulatory Control of Vehicle and Power Plant Emissions: How Effective and at What Cost?
Paltsev, S.
Passenger vehicles and power plants are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While economic analyses generally indicate that a broader market-based approach to greenhouse gas reduction would be less costly and more ...
A HISTORY OF ON-ROAD EMISSIONS AND EMISSIONS DETERIORATION
Denver, University of
A HISTORY OF ON-ROAD EMISSIONS AND EMISSIONS DETERIORATION www.feat.biochem.du.edu www of Denver 2101 E. Wesley Ave. Denver, CO 80208 303 871-2580.. FAX 2587 dstedman@du.edu #12;Emissions.5 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 Model Year %COon-road UK Sweden USA Poly. (USA) Non-US data from
A synthesis of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion
Andres, Robert Joseph [ORNL; Boden, Thomas A [ORNL; Breon, F.-M. [CEA/DSM/LSCE, Gif sur Yvette, France; Ciais, P. [LSCE/CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; Davis, S. [Carnegie Institution of Washington; Erickson, D [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Gregg, J. S. [Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark; Jacobson, Andrew [NOAA ESRL and CIRES; Marland, Gregg [Appalachian State University; Miller, J. [NOAA ESRL and CIRES; Oda, T [NOAA ESRL/Boulder, CO/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State Univ.; Oliver, J. G. J. [PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, The Netherlands; Raupach, Michael [CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research; Rayner, P [University of Melbourne, Australia; Treanton, K. [Energy Statistics Division, International Energy Agency, Paris, France
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This synthesis discusses the emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel combustion and cement production. While much is known about these emissions, there is still much that is unknown about the details surrounding these emissions. This synthesis explores 5 our knowledge of these emissions in terms of why there is concern about them; how they are calculated; the major global efforts on inventorying them; their global, regional, and national totals at different spatial and temporal scales; how they are distributed on global grids (i.e. maps); how they are transported in models; and the uncertainties associated with these different aspects of the emissions. The magnitude of emissions 10 from the combustion of fossil fuels has been almost continuously increasing with time since fossil fuels were first used by humans. Despite events in some nations specifically designed to reduce emissions, or which have had emissions reduction as a byproduct of other events, global total emissions continue their general increase with time. Global total fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions are known to within 10% uncertainty (95% 15 confidence interval). Uncertainty on individual national total fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions range from a few percent to more than 50 %. The information discussed in this manuscript synthesizes global, regional and national fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions, their distributions, their transport, and the associated uncertainties.
Condensation of helium in aerogels as an experimental realization of the out-of-equilibrium Random-catalysed silica aerogels of large porosity presents a similar out-of-equilibrium behavior when the temperature
Nagurney, Anna
networks; Environment; Waste management; Reverse logistics; Variational inequali- ties; Network equilibriumReverse Supply Chain Management and Electronic Waste Recycling: A Multitiered Network Equilibrium for the modeling of reverse supply chain management of electronic waste, which includes recycling. We describe
Loewenthal, M.; Loseke, K.; Dow, T.A.; Scattergood, R.O.
1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
Elastic emission polishing, also called elastic emission machining (EEM), is a process where a stream of abrasive slurry is used to remove material from a substrate and produce damage free surfaces with controlled surface form. It is a noncontacting method utilizing a thick elasto-hydrodynamic film formed between a soft rotating ball and the workpiece to control the flow of the abrasive. An apparatus was built in the Center, which consists of a stationary spindle, a two-axis table for the workpiece, and a pump to circulate the working fluid. The process is controlled by a programmable computer numerical controller (CNC), which presently can operate the spindle speed and movement of the workpiece in one axis only. This apparatus has been used to determine material removal rates on different material samples as a function of time, utilizing zirconium oxide (ZrO{sub 2}) particles suspended in distilled water as the working fluid. By continuing a study of removal rates the process should become predictable, and thus create a new, effective, yet simple tool for ultra-precision mechanical machining of surfaces.
D. B. Sanders
1999-03-30T23:59:59.000Z
Infrared observations of complete samples of active galactic nuclei (AGN) have shown that a substantial fraction of their bolometric luminosity is emitted at wavelengths ~8-1000microns. In radio-loud and Blazar-like objects much of this emission appears to be direct non-thermal synchrotron radiation. However, in the much larger numbers of radio-quiet AGN it is now clear that thermal dust emission is responsible for the bulk of radiation from the near-infrared through submillimeter wavelengths. Luminous infrared-selected AGN are often surrounded by powerful nuclear starbursts, both of which appear to be fueled by enormous supplies of molecular gas and dust funneled into the nuclear region during the strong interaction/merger of gas rich disks. All-sky surveys in the infrared show that luminous infrared AGN are at least as numerous as optically-selected AGN of comparable bolometric luminosity, suggesting that AGN may spend a substantial fraction of their lifetime in a dust-enshrouded phase. The space density of luminous infrared AGN at high redshift may be sufficient to account for much of the X-Ray background, and for a substantial fraction of the far-infrared background as well. These objects plausibly represent a major epoch in the formation of spheroids and massive black holes (MBH).
Reiser, M
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Equilibrium Orbit And Linear Oscillations Of Charged particles In axisymmetric E X B Fields And Application To Electron Ring accelerator
Generalizations of quantum statistics
O. W. Greenberg
2008-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
We review generalizations of quantum statistics, including parabose, parafermi, and quon statistics, but not including anyon statistics, which is special to two dimensions.
Baldick, Ross
is to find the Nash equilibrium (NE). The approaches for finding the NE have had two major bottlenecks, Game Theory, Mixed Strategy, Nash Equilibrium, Payoff Matrix I. INTRODUCTION ompetition among electric to find a Nash equilibrium [1]-[3]. Particular characteristics of electricity markets, such as continuous
Biodiesel and Pollutant Emissions (Presentation)
McCormick, R.; Williams, A.; Ireland, J.; Hayes, B.
2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
Presents the results from three methods of testing--engine, chassis, and PEM--for testing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from B20.
Emission Impacts of Electric Vehicles
Wang, Quanlu; DeLuchi, Mark A.; Sperling, Daniel
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Simkins, "Evaporative running loss emissions," NIPER- 266,soak emissionsoccur. Running losses are evaporative lossesdiurnal, hot soak, running loss), and gasoline station and
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure
Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]
Maryland’s 1999 electric utility restructuring legislation requires all electric companies and electricity suppliers to provide customers with details regarding the fuel mix and emissions of...
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure
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Ohio's 1999 electric industry restructuring law requires the state's electricity suppliers to disclose details regarding their fuel mix and emissions to customers. Electric utilities and...
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure
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Virginia’s 1999 electric industry restructuring law requires the state's electricity providers to disclose -- "to the extent feasible" -- fuel mix and emissions data regarding electric generation....
Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure
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Electricity suppliers and electricity companies must also provide a fuel mix report to customers twice annually, within the June and December billing cycles. Emissions information must be disclos...
Emission Impacts of Electric Vehicles
Wang, Quanlu; DeLuchi, Mark A.; Sperling, Daniel
1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
California, 1982. 26. R. E. Simkins, "Evaporative runningevapora- tive emissions. Simkins concluded that runningis consis- tent with Simkins’ result. Weuse EPA’sestimates
ON QUIET-TIME SOLAR WIND ELECTRON DISTRIBUTIONS IN DYNAMICAL EQUILIBRIUM WITH LANGMUIR TURBULENCE
Zaheer, S. [Permanent address: Department of Physics, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Punjab 54000, Pakistan. (Pakistan); Yoon, P. H. [Also at SSR, KHU, Yongin, Korea. (Korea, Republic of)
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
A recent series of papers put forth a self-consistent theory of an asymptotically steady-state electron distribution function and Langmuir turbulence intensity. The theory was developed in terms of the ? distribution which features Maxwellian low-energy electrons and a non-Maxwellian energetic power-law tail component. The present paper discusses a generalized ? distribution that features a Davydov-Druyvesteyn type of core component and an energetic power-law tail component. The physical motivation for such a generalization is so that the model may reflect the influence of low-energy electrons interacting with low-frequency kinetic Alfvénic turbulence as well as with high-frequency Langmuir turbulence. It is shown that such a solution and the accompanying Langmuir wave spectrum rigorously satisfy the balance requirement between the spontaneous and induced emission processes in both the particle and wave kinetic equations, and approximately satisfy the similar balance requirement between the spontaneous and induced scattering processes, which are nonlinear. In spite of the low velocity modification of the electron distribution function, it is shown that the resulting asymptotic velocity power-law index ?, where f{sub e} ? v {sup –?} is close to the average index observed during the quiet-time solar wind condition, i.e., ? ? O(6.5) whereas ?{sub average} ? 6.69, according to observation.
NO{sub x} Emission Abatement Technologies
Goles, R
1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Hanford Waste Vitrification Plant (HWVP) will convert Hanford Site high-level liquid defense waste to a solid vitrified (glass) form suitable for final disposal in a geological repository. Future process flow sheet developments may establish a need for a NO, scrubber in the melter off-gas system. Consequently, a technology review has been conducted to identify and compare applicable off-gas processing alternatives should NO, emission abatement be required. Denitrification processes can be separated into two distinct categories, wet or dry, depending upon whether or not NO{sub x} is absorbed into an aqueous solution. The dry methods of removal are generally more efficient (>90%) than wet scrubbing approaches (>60%); however, most dry approaches are applicable only to NO,. Of the dry removal methods, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) using NH3 reductant and a hydrogen zeolite catalyst appears to be the most suitable technology for reducing HWVP NO{sub x} emissions should emission abatement be required. SCR is a relatively simple, well established technology that produces no secondary waste stream and is applicable to a wide range of NO{sub x} concentrations (500 to 30,000 ppm). This technology has been successfully applied to uranium dissolver exhaust streams and has, more recently, been tested and evaluated as the best available control technology for reducing NO, emissions at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory's waste calciner facility, and at DOE's West Valley Demonstration Project. Unlike dry NO, scrubbing methods, the wet techniques are not specific to NO{sub x}, so they may support the process in more than one way. This is the only major advantage associated with wet technologies. Their disadvantages are that they are not highly efficient at low NO{sub x} concentrations, they produce a secondary waste stream, and they may require complex chemical support to reduce equipment size. Wet scrubbing of HWVP process NO{sub x} emissions is an option that is justifiable only if the technology is needed to eliminate other process emissions and scrubbing compatibility can be established.
Unique Equilibrium in the Eaton-Gersovitz Model of Sovereign Debt
Auclert, Adrien
2014-09-04T23:59:59.000Z
We provide a proof that Markov Perfect equilibrium is unique in the standard infinitehorizon incomplete-market model with a default option which, following Eaton and Gersovitz (1981), has become a benchmark for quantitative ...
Thermal non-equilibrium in dispersed flow film boiling in a vertical tube
Forslund, Robert Paul
1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The departure from thermal equilibrium between a dispersed liquid phase and its vapor at high quality during film boiling is investigated, The departure from equilibruim is manifested by the high resistance to heat transfer ...
Kim, S.; Hu, Chia-Ren; Andrews, MJ.
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
that the system passes through nearly metastable intermediate configurations while seeking the final minimum-energy steady state consistent with the square symmetry of the sample. An efficient scheme to determine the equilibrium vortex configuration in a...
A Model for the Dynamic User-Equilibrium Problem Using a Hydrodynamic Theory Approach
Perakis, Georgia
In this paper we study the dynamic user-equilibrium problem. The development of Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) has made this problem very popular in the recent years. In this paper we take a hydrodynamic theory ...
Single-shot spectroscopy of solid-state photoinduced dynamics far from equilibrium
Wolfson, Johanna Wendlandt
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Ultrafast single-shot spectroscopy was developed and improved as a method to observe photoinduced dynamics far from equilibrium. The method was then employed to illuminate material dynamics in platinum-halide quasi-one-dimensional ...
Strongly interacting Fermi gases : non-equilibrium dynamics and dimensional crossover
Sommer, Ariel T. (Ariel Tjodolv)
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Experiments using ultracold atomic gases address fundamental problems in many-body physics. This thesis describes experiments on strongly-interacting gases of fermionic atoms, with a focus on non-equilibrium physics and ...
O'Gorman, Paul Ambrose
Convective available potential energy (CAPE) is shown to increase rapidly with warming in simulations of radiative-convective equilibrium over a wide range of surface temperatures. The increase in CAPE implies a systematic ...
Polymers Pushing Polymers: Polymer Mixtures in Thermodynamic Equilibrium with a Pore
Podgornik, Rudolf
Polymers Pushing Polymers: Polymer Mixtures in Thermodynamic Equilibrium with a Pore R. Podgornik, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States ABSTRACT: We investigate polymer partitioning from polymer
Wind waves in shallow microtidal basins and the dynamic equilibrium of tidal flats
Fagherazzi, Sergio
resuspension by wind waves and is applied to the Venice lagoon, Italy. Model results show that the equilibrium becomes emergent, the inundation period decreases, so that less sediment deposits leading to a reduction
Self-assembly of multicomponent structures in and out of equilibrium
Stephen Whitelam; Rebecca Schulman; Lester Hedges
2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z
Theories of phase change and self-assembly often invoke the idea of a `quasiequilibrium', a regime in which the nonequilibrium association of building blocks results nonetheless in a structure whose properties are determined solely by an underlying free energy landscape. Here we study a prototypical example of multicomponent self-assembly, a one-dimensional fiber grown from red and blue blocks. If the equilibrium structure possesses compositional correlations different from those characteristic of random mixing, then it cannot be generated without error at any finite growth rate: there is no quasiequilibrium regime. However, by exploiting dynamic scaling, structures characteristic of equilibrium at one point in phase space can be generated, without error, arbitrarily far from equilibrium. Our results thus suggest a `nonperturbative' strategy for multicomponent self-assembly in which the target structure is, by design, not the equilibrium one.
Weak formulations and solution multiplicity of equilibrium configurations with Coulomb friction
Bostan, Mihai
Weak formulations and solution multiplicity of equilibrium configurations with Coulomb friction configurations of elastic struc- tures in contact with Coulomb friction. We obtain a variational formulation configurations with arbitrary small friction coefficients. We illustrate the result in two space dimensions
Lisal, Martin
Mesoscale simulation of polymer reaction equilibrium: Combining dissipative particle dynamics a mesoscale simulation technique, called the reaction ensemble dissipative particle dynamics RxDPD method. Coarse-grained, particle- based mesoscale models that retain only the most essential features
An Equilibrium Pricing Model for Weather Derivatives in a Multi-commodity Setting
Lee, Yongheon; Oren, Shmuel S.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
e?ects and valuation of weather derivatives. The FinancialWei, J. (1999). Pricing weather derivative: an equilibrium2005). An introduction to cme weather products. www.cme.com/
A non-robustness in the order structure of the equilibrium set in lattice games
Monaco, Andrew J.; Sabarwal, Tarun
2012-04-18T23:59:59.000Z
The order and lattice structure of the equilibrium set in games with strategic complements do not survive a minimal introduction of strategic substitutes: in a lattice game in which all-but-one players exhibit strategic ...
Equilibrium and Media of Exchange in a Convex Trading Post Economy With Transaction Costs
Starr, Ross M.
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
that the existence of money poses to the theorist is this:equilibrium. The trading post model endogenously generates aExchange in a Convex Trading Post Economy with Transaction
Kim, S.; Hu, Chia-Ren; Andrews, MJ.
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
that the system passes through nearly metastable intermediate configurations while seeking the final minimum-energy steady state consistent with the square symmetry of the sample. An efficient scheme to determine the equilibrium vortex configuration in a...
A Note on the Existence of Nash Equilibrium in Games with Discontinuous Payoffs
Gatti, J Rupert J
2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z
This paper generalises the approach taken by Dasgupta & Maskin (1986) and Simon (1989) and provides necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of pure and mixed strategy Nash equilibrium in games with continuous strategy spaces...
Going Mobile: Emissions Trading Gets a Boost from Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
Goldschein, Perry S.
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Going Mobile: Emissions Trading Gets a Boost From Mobilehave tested various emissions trading policies to supplementAn Analysis of EPA's Emissions Trading Program, 6 YALE J. ON
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
W. M. : The tropical forest and fire emissions experiment:Physics The Tropical Forest and Fire Emissions Experiment:A. : The tropical forest and fire emissions experiment:
A relativistic formalism for computation of irrotational binary stars in quasi equilibrium states
Masaru Shibata
1998-04-23T23:59:59.000Z
We present relativistic hydrostatic equations for obtaining irrotational binary neutron stars in quasi equilibrium states in 3+1 formalism. Equations derived here are different from those previously given by Bonazzola, Gourgoulhon, and Marck, and have a simpler and more tractable form for computation in numerical relativity. We also present hydrostatic equations for computation of equilibrium irrotational binary stars in first post-Newtonian order.
A Nash equilibrium macroscopic closure for kinetic models coupled with Mean-Field Games
Pierre Degond; Jian-Guo Liu; Christian Ringhofer
2012-12-26T23:59:59.000Z
We introduce a new mean field kinetic model for systems of rational agents interacting in a game theoretical framework. This model is inspired from non-cooperative anonymous games with a continuum of players and Mean-Field Games. The large time behavior of the system is given by a macroscopic closure with a Nash equilibrium serving as the local thermodynamic equilibrium. An application of the presented theory to a social model (herding behavior) is discussed.
Patrick M. Ledingham; William R. Naylor; Jevon J. Longdell
2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Amplified spontaneous emission is a common noise source in active optical systems, it is generally seen as being an incoherent process. Here we excite an ensemble of rare earth ion dopants in a solid with a {\\pi}-pulse, resulting in amplified spontaneous emission. The application of a second {\\pi}-pulse leads to a coherent echo of the amplified spontaneous emission that is correlated in both amplitude and phase. For small optical thicknesses, we see evidence that the amplified spontaneous emission and its echo are entangled.
X-ray Emission from Massive StarsX-ray Emission from Massive Stars David CohenDavid Cohen
Cohen, David
X-ray Emission from Massive StarsX-ray Emission from Massive Stars David CohenDavid Cohen/s)Velocity (km/s) #12;absorption emission emission occulted emission emission UV telescope side side front back #12;absorption emission emission occulted emission emission UV telescope side side front back #12;The
Generalized interaction in multigravity
Duplij, Steven
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A general approach to description of multigravity models in D-dimensional space-time is presented. Different possibilities of generalization of the invariant volume are given. Then a most general form of the interaction potential is constructed, which for bigravity coincides with the Pauli-Fierz model. A thorough analysis of the model along the 3+1 expansion formalism is done. It is shown that the absence of ghosts the considered bigravity model is equivalent in the weak field limit to the massive gravity (the Pauli-Fierz model). Thus, on the concrete example it is shown, that the interaction between metrics leads to nonvanishing mass of graviton.
Embeddings for General Relativity
J. Ponce de Leon
2015-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a systematic approach to embed $n$-dimensional vacuum general relativity in an $(n + 1)$-dimensional pseudo-Riemannian spacetime whose source is either a (non)zero cosmological constant or a scalar field minimally-coupled to Einstein gravity. Our approach allows us to generalize a number of results discussed in the literature. We construct {\\it all} the possible (physically distinct) embeddings in Einstein spaces, including the Ricci-flat ones widely discussed in the literature. We examine in detail their generalization, which - in the framework under consideration - are higher-dimensional spacetimes sourced by a scalar field with flat (constant $\
X-ray Emission from Isolated Be Stars
David H. Cohen
2000-08-22T23:59:59.000Z
I discuss the X-ray observations of Be stars, and how their properties compare to non-emission B stars. I focus on several specific stars that show high flux levels and variability but also report on several interesting survey results. The Be X-ray properties are discussed in the context of wind-shock X-ray emission from normal OB stars as well as in the context of general mechanisms that have been proposed to explain the Be phenomenon. Finally, I conclude with a discussion of the spectral diagnostics that will be available from the new generation of X-ray telescopes.
General Engineer (Chief Engineer)
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This position is located in the Office of the Manager. If selected for this position you will serve as a General Engineer (Chief Engineer) in the Office of the Manager for the Department of Energy,...
Generalizing twisted gauge invariance
Duenas-Vidal, Alvaro; Vazquez-Mozo, Miguel A. [Departamento de Fisica Fundamental, Universidad de Salamanca, Plaza de la Merced s/n, E-37008 Salamanca (Spain)
2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss the twisting of gauge symmetry in noncommutative gauge theories and show how this can be generalized to a whole continuous family of twisted gauge invariances. The physical relevance of these twisted invariances is discussed.
General relativity and experiment
T. Damour
1994-12-08T23:59:59.000Z
The confrontation between Einstein's theory of gravitation and experiment is summarized. Although all current experimental data are compatible with general relativity, the importance of pursuing the quest for possible deviations from Einstein's theory is emphasized.
Impact of California Reformulated Gasoline On Motor Vehicle Emissions. 1. Mass Emission Rates
Kirchstetter, Thomas W.; Singer, Brett C.; Harley, Robert A.
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
gasoline on motor vehicle emissions. 2. Volatile organicOn Motor Vehicle Emissions 1. Mass Emission Rates ThomasW.the effect of phase RFGon vehicle emissions, including cold-
Neoclassical toroidal viscosity in perturbed equilibria with general tokamak geometry
Logan, Nikolas C.; Park, Jong-Kyu; Kim, Kimin; Wang, Zhirui [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Berkery, John W. [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)] [Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)
2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents a calculation of neoclassical toroidal viscous torque independent of large-aspect-ratio expansions across kinetic regimes. The Perturbed Equilibrium Nonambipolar Transport (PENT) code was developed for this purpose, and is compared to previous combined regime models as well as regime specific limits and a drift kinetic ?f guiding center code. It is shown that retaining general expressions, without circular large-aspect-ratio or other orbit approximations, can be important at experimentally relevant aspect ratio and shaping. The superbanana plateau, a kinetic resonance effect recently recognized for its relevance to ITER, is recovered by the PENT calculations and shown to require highly accurate treatment of geometric effects.
Symmetric generalized binomial distributions
Bergeron, H. [Univ Paris-Sud, ISMO, UMR 8214, 91405 Orsay (France)] [Univ Paris-Sud, ISMO, UMR 8214, 91405 Orsay (France); Curado, E. M. F. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia - Sistemas Complexos, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Gazeau, J. P. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); APC, UMR 7164, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75205 Paris (France); Rodrigues, Ligia M. C. S., E-mail: herve.bergeron@u-psud.fr, E-mail: evaldo@cbpf.br, E-mail: gazeau@apc.univ-paris7.fr, E-mail: ligia@cbpf.br [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150 22290-180 - Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
In two recent articles, we have examined a generalization of the binomial distribution associated with a sequence of positive numbers, involving asymmetric expressions of probabilities that break the symmetry win-loss. We present in this article another generalization (always associated with a sequence of positive numbers) that preserves the symmetry win-loss. This approach is also based on generating functions and presents constraints of non-negativeness, similar to those encountered in our previous articles.
Rickard Jonsson; Hans Westman
2007-08-21T23:59:59.000Z
We show that by employing the standard projected curvature as a measure of spatial curvature, we can make a certain generalization of optical geometry (Abramowicz and Lasota 1997, Class. Quantum Grav. 14 (1997) A23). This generalization applies to any spacetime that admits a hypersurface orthogonal shearfree congruence of worldlines. This is a somewhat larger class of spacetimes than the conformally static spacetimes assumed in standard optical geometry. In the generalized optical geometry, which in the generic case is time dependent, photons move with unit speed along spatial geodesics and the sideways force experienced by a particle following a spatially straight line is independent of the velocity. Also gyroscopes moving along spatial geodesics do not precess (relative to the forward direction). Gyroscopes that follow a curved spatial trajectory precess according to a very simple law of three-rotation. We also present an inertial force formalism in coordinate representation for this generalization. Furthermore, we show that by employing a new sense of spatial curvature (Jonsson, Class. Quantum Grav. 23 (2006) 1) closely connected to Fermat's principle, we can make a more extensive generalization of optical geometry that applies to arbitrary spacetimes. In general this optical geometry will be time dependent, but still geodesic photons move with unit speed and follow lines that are spatially straight in the new sense. Also, the sideways experienced (comoving) force on a test particle following a line that is straight in the new sense will be independent of the velocity.
Data Needs for Evolving Motor Vehicle Emission Modeling Approaches
Guensler, Randall
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Agency; Highway Vehicle Emission Estimates; Office offor Evolving Motor Vehicle Emission Modeling Approachesfor Evolving Motor Vehicle Emission Modeling Approaches
Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES)
Greenbaum, Daniel; Costantini, Maria; Van Erp, Annemoon; Shaikh, Rashid; Bailey, Brent; Tennant, Chris; Khalek, Imad; Mauderly, Joe; McDonald, Jacob; Zielinska, Barbara; Bemis, Jeffrey; Storey, John; Hallberg, Lance; Clark, Nigel
2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z
The objective of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) was to determine before widespread commercial deployment whether or not the new, energy-efficient, heavy duty diesel engines (2007 and 2010 EPA Emissions Standards Compliant) may generate anticipated toxic emissions that could adversely affect the environment and human health. ACES was planned to take place in three phases. In Phase 1, extensive emissions characterization of four production-intent prototype engine and control systems designed to meet 2007 standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) was conducted at an existing emissions characterization facility: Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). One of the tested engines was selected (at random, after careful comparison of results) for health testing in Phase 3. In Phase 2, extensive emission characterization of three production-intent prototype engine and control systems meeting the 2010 standards (including more advanced NOx controls to meet the more stringent 2010 NOx standards) was conducted at the same test facility. In Phase 3, one engine/aftertreatment system selected from Phase 1 was further characterized during health effects studies (at an existing inhalation toxicology laboratory: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, [LRRI]) to form the basis of the ACES safety assessment. The Department of Energy (DOE) award provided funding for emissions characterization in Phases 1 and 2 as well as exposure characterization in Phase 3. The main health analyses in Phase 3 were funded separately and are not reported here.
China Energy and Emissions Paths to 2030
Fridley, David
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Potential for Electricity Saving and CO2 Emission ReductionPotential for Electricity Saving and CO2 Emission ReductionPotential for Electricity Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction
The supply chain of CO2 emissions
Davis, S. J; Peters, G. P; Caldeira, K.
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In almost all cases, the emissions related to traded fuelsextraction (F Er ) and production (F Pr ) emissions (i.e. ,the net effect of emissions from traded fossil fuels; Top),
Collaborative Lubricating Oil Study on Emissions
Collaborative Lubricating Oil Study on Emissions TRANSPORTATION ENERGY RESEARCH PIER Transportation, particulate matter emissions may become a significant barrier to deploying beneficial alternative fuel that particulate matter from sparkignition vehicles contributes significantly to particulate matter emissions
Recent increases in global HFC-23 emissions
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks: 1990-2007, Rep.A. Lindley (2007), Global emissions of HFC-23 estimated to2009), Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data, http://unfccc.int/ghg_
Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: U.S. emissions inventories Narasimhan K. Larkin a,
Wildland fire emissions, carbon, and climate: U.S. emissions inventories Narasimhan K. Larkin a: Fire emissions Emissions inventories Greenhouse gases a b s t r a c t Emissions from wildland fire fire emissions change considerably due to fluctuations from year to year with overall fire season
Exposure to motor vehicle emissions: An intake fraction approach
Marshall, Julian D.
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
on California Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions." EnvironmentalGasoline on Motor Vehicle Emissions. 2. Volatile OrganicGasoline on Motor Vehicle Emissions. I. Mass Emission
Suzaku monitoring of hard X-ray emission from ? Carinae over a single binary orbital cycle
Hamaguchi, Kenji; Corcoran, Michael F. [CRESST and X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Takahashi, Hiromitsu [Department of Physical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Yuasa, Takayuki [Nishina Center, RIKEN, 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Ishida, Manabu [Institute of Space and Astronautical Science/JAXA, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510 (Japan); Gull, Theodore R.; Madura, Thomas I. [Astrophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Pittard, Julian M. [School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Russell, Christopher M. P. [Bartol Research Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (United States)
2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z
The Suzaku X-ray observatory monitored the supermassive binary system ? Carinae 10 times during the whole 5.5 yr orbital cycle between 2005 and 2011. This series of observations presents the first long-term monitoring of this enigmatic system in the extremely hard X-ray band between 15 and 40 keV. During most of the orbit, the 15-25 keV emission varied similarly to the 2-10 keV emission, indicating an origin in the hard energy tail of the kT ? 4 keV wind-wind collision (WWC) plasma. However, the 15-25 keV emission declined only by a factor of three around periastron when the 2-10 keV emission dropped by two orders of magnitude due probably to an eclipse of the WWC plasma. The observed minimum in the 15-25 keV emission occurred after the 2-10 keV flux had already recovered by a factor of ?3. This may mean that the WWC activity was strong, but hidden behind the thick primary stellar wind during the eclipse. The 25-40 keV flux was rather constant through the orbital cycle, at the level measured with INTEGRAL in 2004. This result may suggest a connection of this flux component to the ?-ray source detected in this field. The helium-like Fe K? line complex at ?6.7 keV became strongly distorted toward periastron as seen in the previous cycle. The 5-9 keV spectra can be reproduced well with a two-component spectral model, which includes plasma in collision equilibrium and a plasma in non-equilibrium ionization (NEI) with ? ? 10{sup 11} cm{sup –3} s{sup –1}. The NEI plasma increases in importance toward periastron.
Method and apparatus for calibrating a particle emissions monitor
Flower, W.L.; Renzi, R.F.
1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
The invention discloses a method and apparatus for calibrating particulate emissions monitors, in particular, sampling probes, and in general, without removing the instrument from the system being monitored. A source of one or more specific metals in aerosol (either solid or liquid) or vapor form is housed in the instrument. The calibration operation is initiated by moving a focusing lens, used to focus a light beam onto an analysis location and collect the output light response, from an operating position to a calibration position such that the focal point of the focusing lens is now within a calibration stream issuing from a calibration source. The output light response from the calibration stream can be compared to that derived from an analysis location in the operating position to more accurately monitor emissions within the emissions flow stream. 6 figs.
Method and apparatus for calibrating a particle emissions monitor
Flower, William L. (Livermore, CA); Renzi, Ronald F. (Tracy, CA)
1998-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
The instant invention discloses method and apparatus for calibrating particulate emissions monitors, in particular, and sampling probes, in general, without removing the instrument from the system being monitored. A source of one or more specific metals in aerosol (either solid or liquid) or vapor form is housed in the instrument. The calibration operation is initiated by moving a focusing lens, used to focus a light beam onto an analysis location and collect the output light response, from an operating position to a calibration position such that the focal point of the focusing lens is now within a calibration stream issuing from a calibration source. The output light response from the calibration stream can be compared to that derived from an analysis location in the operating position to more accurately monitor emissions within the emissions flow stream.
Steven G. Avery; Borun D. Chowdhury; Samir D. Mathur
2009-11-06T23:59:59.000Z
It is believed that the D1D5 brane system is described by an 'orbifold CFT' at a special point in moduli space. We first develop a general formulation relating amplitudes in a d-dimensional CFT to absorption/emission of quanta from flat infinity. We then construct the D1D5 vertex operators for minimally coupled scalars in supergravity, and use these to compute the CFT amplitude for emission from a state carrying a single excitation. Using spectral flow we relate this process to one where we have emission from a highly excited initial state. In each case the radiation rate is found to agree with the radiation found in the gravity dual.