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1

Half Life of {sup 101}Mo and {sup 101}Tc beta{sup -}-decay  

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In this work, the half-life of the {sup 155}Sm beta{sup -} decay was determined using enriched {sup 154}Sm samples submitted to irradiation in the IEA-R1 reactor of IPEN; the activity of the samples were followed for 4-5 consecutive half lives using a 198 cm{sup 3} HPGe detector. The data was corrected using a non paralizable dead time correction and fitted to an exponential decay function using a non linear fitting procedure developed on the MatLab platform. The resulting value--T{sub 1/2} = 22.180(26) min--was compatible to the one found in the literature, with a lower uncertainty.

Genezini, Frederico A.; Zahn, Guilherme S.; Zamboni, Cibele B. [Centro do Reator de Pesquisas (CRPq)-Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN-CNEN/SP). Av. Linneu Prestes, 2242-Cidade Universitaria, Sao Paulo, SP, 05507-000 (Brazil)

2010-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Average and recommended half-life values for two neutrino double beta decay  

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All existing positive results on two neutrino double beta decay in different nuclei were analyzed. Using the procedure recommended by the Particle Data Group, weighted average values for half-lives of $^{48}$Ca, $^{76}$Ge, $^{82}$Se, $^{96}$Zr, $^{100}$Mo, $^{100}$Mo - $^{100}$Ru ($0^+_1$), $^{116}$Cd, $^{130}$Te, $^{136}$Xe, $^{150}$Nd, $^{150}$Nd - $^{150}$Sm ($0^+_1$) and $^{238}$U were obtained. Existing geochemical data were analyzed and recommended values for half-lives of $^{128}$Te, and $^{130}$Ba are proposed. Given the measured half-life values, nuclear matrix elements were calculated using latest (more reliable and precise) values for phase space factor. Finally, previous results (PRC 81 (2010) 035501) were up-dated and results for $^{136}$Xe were added.

A. S. Barabash

2015-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Can Environmental Factors Affect Half-Life in Beta-Decay? An Analysis  

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the advent of the 21st century, at which time certain results began to issue forth from certain research groups, especially the Rolfs? group in Bochum, Germany [2, 3, 4, 5], that observations were being made of half-life changes which were caused...

Goodwin, John 1953-

2013-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of environmental influences in nuclear half-life measurements exhibiting time-dependent decay rates  

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In a recent series of papers evidence has been presented for correlations between solar activity and nuclear decay rates. This includes an apparent correlation between Earth-Sun distance and data taken at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Although these correlations could arise from a direct interaction between the decaying nuclei and some particles or fields emanating from the Sun, they could also represent an "environmental" effect arising from a seasonal variation of the sensitivities of the BNL and PTB detectors due to changes in temperature, relative humidity, background radiation, etc. In this paper, we present a detailed analysis of the responses of the detectors actually used in the BNL and PTB experiments, and show that sensitivities to seasonal variations in the respective detectors are likely too small to produce the observed fluctuations.

Jenkins, Jere H; Fischbach, Ephraim

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the half-life of the T=$\\frac{1}{2}$ mirror decay of $^{19}$Ne and its implication on physics beyond the standard model  

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The $\\frac{1}{2}^+ \\rightarrow \\frac{1}{2}^+$ superallowed mixed mirror decay of $^{19}$Ne to $^{19}$F is excellently suited for high precision studies of the weak interaction. However, there is some disagreement on the value of the half-life. In a new measurement we have determined this quantity to be $T_{1/2}$ = $17.2832 \\pm 0.0051_{(stat)}$ $\\pm 0.0066_{(sys)}$ s, which differs from the previous world average by 3 standard deviations. The impact of this measurement on limits for physics beyond the standard model such as the presence of tensor currents is discussed.

L. J. Broussard; H. O. Back; M. S. Boswell; A. S. Crowell; P. Dendooven; G. S. Giri; C. R. Howell; M. F. Kidd; K. Jungmann; W. L. Kruithof; A. Mol; C. J. G. Onderwater; R. W. Pattie Jr.; P. D. Shidling; M. Sohani; D. J. van der Hoek; A. Rogachevskiy; E. Traykov; O. O. Versolato; L. Willmann; H. W. Wilschut; A. R. Young

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Half life for spontaneous fission of curium-245  

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A sample of curium-245 of extremely high enrichment was obtained with an electromagnetic separator. The half-life for spontaneous fission was determined by measuring the rate of alpha decay. (AIP)

Druzhinin, A.A.; Polynov, V.N.; Vesnovskii, S.P.; Korochkin, A.M.; Lbov, A.A.; Nikitin, E.A.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the half-life of /sup 243/ Cm  

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The authors determine the half life of Cm 243 (T/sub alpha 243/) relative to the half-life of Cm 244 (whose value is known with high accuracy) from the molar ratios of the mixture of the nuclide studied with Cm 244 and the nuclides of plutonium, forming as a result of the alpha decay of curium nuclides. The results of the calculations of T/sub alpha 243/ based on the formula presented are shown. The random error for the average value of T/sub alpha 243/ is presented with a confidence probability of 0.95.

Timofeev, G.A.; Kalygin, V.V.; Privalova, P.A.

1986-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

8

Half-Life of Pa232  

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The half-life of Pa232 from two methods of preparation (Pa231+n, and Th232+d) has been measured and found to be 1.32 days.

Arthur H. Jaffey and Earl K. Hyde

1950-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the double beta decay half-life of ^{100}Mo to the 0^{+}_{1} excited state, and ^{48}Ca to the ground state in the NEMO 3 experiment.  

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??NEMO 3 is a double beta decay experiment situated in the Fréjus tunnel which runs between France and Italy. If neutrinoless double beta decay is… (more)

King, S.L.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frostbite Theater - The Half-life of Barium-137m - Equipment Overview  

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Should a Person Touch 200,000 Volts? Should a Person Touch 200,000 Volts? Previous Video (Should a Person Touch 200,000 Volts?) Frostbite Theater Main Index Next Video (Collect the Data!) Collect the Data! Equipment Overview Use our equipment to measure the half-life of a radioactive isotope, barium-137m! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: Today, you're going to measure the half-life of a radioactive isotope, metastable barium-137! This is an actual experiment that you're going to do using our equipment! Steve: The half-life of a radioactive substance is the amount of time it takes for half of that substance to undergo decay. Now, half-lives can range from billions of years to a tiny fraction of a second. Happily, the

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Precise half-life measurements for the superallowed beta(+) emitters Ar-34 and Cl-34  

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the half-life of the superallowed emitter Ar-34 to be 843.8(4)ms...the quoted precision, 0.05%, is a factor of five improvement on the best previous measurement and meets this demanding requirement. Our measurement employed a high-efficiency gas counter, which was sensitive to positrons from both Ar-34 and its daughter Cl-34. We achieved the required precision on Ar-34 by analyzing the parent-daughter composite decay with a new fitting technique. We also obtained an improved half-life for Cl-34 of 1.5268(5) s, which has 0.03% precision and is a factor of two improvement on previous results. As a by-product of these measurements, we determined the half-life of Ar-35 to be 1.7754(11) s....

Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Brinkley, J. F.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Mayes, V. E.; Nica, N.; Sanchez-Vega, M.; Tabacaru, G.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-life of Fr221 in Si and Au at 4 K and at millikelvin temperatures  

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The half-life of the ?-decaying nucleus Fr221 was determined in different environments, that is, embedded in Si at 4 K, and embedded in Au at 4 K and about 20 mK. No differences in half-life for these different conditions were observed within 0.1%. Furthermore, we quote a value for the absolute half-life of Fr221 of t1/2=286.1(10) s that is of comparable precision to the most precise value available in the literature.

F. Wauters; B. Verstichel; M. Breitenfeldt; V. De Leebeeck; V. Yu. Kozlov; I. Kraev; S. Roccia; G. Soti; M. Tandecki; E. Traykov; S. Van Gorp; D. Zákoucký; N. Severijns

2010-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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??? Decay Mode of Neutral K Mesons  

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The decay K??++?-+?, ??e++e- has been observed in the film of the UCRL 72-in. hydrogen bubble chamber exposed to a beam of 1325-MeV/c momentum negative pions. This event unambiguously fits only the decay mode K??+?+?, but because the K's life span is almost exactly one K10 lifetime it is impossible to say whether it is a direct ??? or inner bremsstrahlung accompanying normal K10?2? decay.

D. Stern

1962-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiative Decay Modes of the Muon  

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A 5-in. freon bubble chamber was used to search for the following decay modes of the ?+ meson: (1) ?+?e++?, (2) ?+?e++e-+e+, (3) ?+?e++?0+?¯0+?, (4) ?+?e++?0+?¯0+e++e-. Two exposures were made at the Carnegie Institute of Technology synchrocyclotron. A total of 200 000 pictures were taken yielding 3.3×105 ?+ meson decays.A total of 3×105 ?+ decays were examined for mode (1). No decays consistent with this mode were found. The upper limit on the branching ratio Rrad was found to be Rrad=(?+?e++?)(?+?e++?0+?¯0)<2.5×10-5.A total of 3.3×105 ?+ decays were scanned for mode (2) and no such decays were observed. The limit on the branching ratio R3e was found to be R3e=(?+?e++e-+e+)(?+?e++?0+?¯0)<4×10-6.The internal bremsstrahlung rate (mode 3) was measured for two values of E?0 (the minimum photon energy detected). The results were RIB=(?+?e++?0+?¯0+?)(?+?e++?0+?¯0), RIB=(1.4±0.4)×10-2, E?0=10 Mev, RIB=(3.3±1.3)×10-3, E?0=20 Mev.The rate of internal conversion of internal bremsstrahlung [mode (4)] was found to be RIC=(?+?e++?0+?¯0+e++e-)(?+?e++?0+?¯0)=(2.2±1.5)×10-5, E0=10 Mev, where E0 is the minimum energy of the internally converted ? ray.A summary is given of previous experiments on these decay modes and results are discussed with special reference to the intermediate boson scheme of weak four-fermion interactions.

R. R. Crittenden; W. D. Walker; J. Ballam

1961-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-Life Measurement for the rp-Process Waiting Point Nuclide Z80r  

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X-ray bursts have been suggested as a possible site for the astrophysical rp-process. The time scale for the process is governed by ?-decay half-lives of several even-even N=Z waiting point nuclei, in particular, N=Z=40 80Zr. A 4.1({+0.8}{-0.6})-s ?+/EC half-life for 80Zr was determined by observing delayed 84-keV ? rays depopulating a T1/2=4-?s isomer at 312 keV in the daughter 80Y. As this half-life is lower than many previously predicted values, the calculated excessive production of A=80 nuclides in astrophysical x-ray burst scenarios is reduced, and less extreme conditions are necessary for the production of heavier nuclides.

J. J. Ressler; A. Piechaczek; W. B. Walters; A. Aprahamian; M. Wiescher; J. C. Batchelder; C. R. Bingham; D. S. Brenner; T. N. Ginter; C. J. Gross; R. Grzywacz; D. Kulp; B. MacDonald; W. Reviol; J. Rikovska; K. Rykaczewski; J. A. Winger; E. F. Zganjar

2000-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-Life of 7Be in Beryllium Metal  

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......S., eds. Table of Isotopes (1996) John Wiley...peaks do not impair the determination of the half-life of...53.107 0.022 11) Boron nitride 53.174 0...materials (aluminum, boron nitride etc.) has...897. 5) Table of Isotopes, 8th Ed. Vol. I......

Tsutomu Ohtsuki; Hideyuki Yuki; Jirohta Kasagi; Masakatsu Muto

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-life for spontaneous fission of /sup 243/Cm  

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A method is proposed for measuring the half-life for spontaneous fission of curium 243. Isotope separation and purification techniques are described and the isotope ratio of the purified target is given. The efficiency of fission fragment detection for solid state mica detectors was measured with a curium 244 standard. Results for the rate of spontaneous fission are tabulated.

Polynov, V.N.; Druzhinin, A.A.; Korochkin, A.M.; Nikitin, E.A.; Bochkarev, V.A.; Vyachin, V.N.; Lapin, V.G.; Maksimov, M.Yu.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The significance of using the Newcomb-Benford law as a test of nuclear half-life calculations  

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Half-life number sequences collected from nuclear data charts are found to obey the Newcomb-Benford law. Based on this fact, it has been suggested recently, that this law should be used to test the quality of nuclear decay models. In this paper we briefly recall how, when and why the Newcomb-Benford law can be observed in a set of numbers with a given probability distribution. We investigate the special case of nuclear half-lives, and show that the law provides no additional clue in understanding decay half-lives. Thus, it can play no significant role in testing nuclear decay theories.

Janos Farkas; Gyorgy Gyurky

2010-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay search with the NEMO 3 experiment  

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The NEMO 3 experiment searches for neutrinoless double beta decay and makes precision measurements of two?neutrino double beta decay in seven isotopes. The latest two?neutrino half?life results are presented together with the limits on neutrinoless half?lives and the corresponding effective Majorana neutrino masses. Also given are the limits obtained on neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by R p ?violating SUSY right?hand currents and different Majoron emission modes.

Irina Nasteva; NEMO collaboration

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dependence of the half-life of {sup 221}Fr on the implantation environment  

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The possible dependence of the half-life of {sup 221}Fr on the solid-state environment has been investigated by the simultaneous measurement of implanted {sup 221}Fr ions in an insulator (Si) and a metallic substrate (Au) at the ISOLDE facility at CERN. Our results indicate that, if existing, the difference in half-life does not follow a systematic trend and it is well below 1%.

Olaizola, B. [Grupo de Fisica Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Fraile, L. M. [Grupo de Fisica Nuclear, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain); ISOLDE, PH Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Riisager, K.; Jeppesen, H.; Skovbo, K.; Thomsen, L. A. [ISOLDE, PH Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Correia, J. G.; Johnston, K. [ISOLDE, PH Department, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland); Fynbo, H. O. U.; Kirsebom, O. [Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, Aarhus Universitet, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark)

2010-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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21

Frostbite Theater - The Half-life of Barium-137m - Collect the Data!  

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five in our experiment to measure the half-life of five in our experiment to measure the half-life of barium-137m. Choose your detector and start collecting data! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: This is data run number five in our experiment to measure the half-life of metastable barium-137. If you want to know more about the equipment and materials we're using, please see the first video in this series. Steve: Joanna and I have already measured the background rate in this room. If you're using the Geiger-Müeller tube, the average background rate is 46.1 counts per minute. If you're using the scintillator with the photomultiplier tube, the average background rate is 3,454.4 counts per

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Frostbite Theater - The Half-life of Barium-137m - Collect the Data!  

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three in our experiment to measure the half-life of three in our experiment to measure the half-life of barium-137m. Choose your detector and start collecting data! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: This is data run number three in our experiment to measure the half-life of metastable barium-137. If you want to know more about the equipment and materials we're using, please see the first video in this series. Steve: Joanna and I have already measured the background rate in this room. If you're using the Geiger-Müeller tube, the average background rate is 46.1 counts per minute. If you're using the scintillator with the photomultiplier tube, the average background rate is 3,454.4 counts per

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Determination of the half-life of 213Fr with high precision  

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High-precision measurement of half-life and Q? value of neutral and highly charged ? emitters is a major subject of investigation currently. In this framework, we recently pushed half-life measurements of neutral emitters to a precision of a few per mil. This result was achieved by using different techniques and apparatuses at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (INFN-LNS) and GSI Darmstadt. Here we report on 213Fr half-life determination [T1/2(213Fr)?=?34.14±0.06 s] at INFN-LNS, detailing the measurement protocol used. Direct comparison with the accepted value in the literature shows a discrepancy of more than three sigma. We propose this new value as a reference, discussing previous experiments.

M. Fisichella; A. Musumarra; F. Farinon; C. Nociforo; A. Del Zoppo; P. Figuera; M. La Cognata; M. G. Pellegriti; V. Scuderi; D. Torresi; E. Strano

2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Frostbite Theater - The Half-life of Barium-137m - Collect the Data!  

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two in our experiment to measure the half-life of two in our experiment to measure the half-life of barium-137m. Choose your detector and start collecting data! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: This is data run number two in our experiment to measure the half-life of metastable barium-137. If you want to know more about the equipment and materials we're using, please see the first video in this series. Steve: Joanna and I have already measured the background rate in this room. If you're using the Geiger-Müeller tube, the average background rate is 46.1 counts per minute. If you're using the scintillator with the photomultiplier tube, the average background rate is 3,454.4 counts per

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Improved half-life measurement of 224Pa and its 209Bi(18O,3n)224Pa production cross section  

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224Pa was produced via the 209Bi(18O,3n) reaction at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron and the half-life was determined to be 850±20 ms by measuring its alpha decay using our rotating wheel system. Our value is consistent with a previously reported half-life of 950±150 ms for 224Pa produced via the 205Tl(22Ne,3n) reaction, but its much more precise. The cross section for the 209Bi(18O,3n)224Pa reaction was measured to be 0.5±0.1 mb for 87–89 MeV 18O5+ projectiles incident on the target.

P. A. Wilk; K. E. Gregorich; M. B. Hendricks; M. R. Lane; D. M. Lee; C. A. McGrath; D. A. Shaughnessy; D. A. Strellis; E. R. Sylwester; D. C. Hoffman

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise half-life measurement of the superallowed beta(+) emitter (26)Si  

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We measured the half-life of the superallowed 0(+) -> 0(+) beta(+) emitter (26)Si to be 2245.3(7) ms. We used pure sources of (26)Si and employed a high-efficiency gas counter, whichwas sensitive to positrons from both this nuclide and its daughter...

Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Banu, A.; Chen, L.; Golovko, V. V.; Goodwin, J.; Horvat, V.; Nica, N.; Park, H. I.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise half-life measurement of the superallowed beta(+) emitter (10)C  

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The half-life of (10)C has been measured to be 19.310(4) s, a result with 0.02% precision, which is a factor of three improvement over the best previous result. Since (10)C is the lightest superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) beta(+) emitter, its ft value has...

Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.; Golovko, V.; Goodwin, J.; Nica, N.; Park, H. I.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Relationship between isotope half-life and prostatic edema for optimal prostate dose coverage in permanent seed implants  

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The robustness of treatment planning to prostatic edema for three different isotopes ({sup 125}I, {sup 103}Pd, and {sup 131}Cs) is explored using dynamical dose calculations on 25 different clinical prostate cases. The treatment plans were made using the inverse planning by simulated annealing (IPSA) algorithm. The prescription was 144, 127, and 125 Gy for {sup 125}I, {sup 131}Cs, and {sup 103}Pd, respectively. For each isotope, three dose distribution schemes were used to impose different protection levels to the urethra: V{sub 120}=0%, V{sub 150}=0%, and V{sub 150}=30%. Eleven initial edema values were considered ranging from 1.0 (no edema) to 2.0 (100%). The edema was assumed to resolve exponentially with time. The prostate volume, seed positions, and seed activity were dynamically tracked to produce the final dose distribution. Edema decay half-lives of 10, 30, and 50 days were used. A total of 675 dynamical calculations were performed for each initial edema value. For the {sup 125}I isotope, limiting the urethra V{sub 120} to 0% leads to a prostate D{sub 90} under 140 Gy for initial edema values above 1.5. Planning with urethra V{sub 150} at 0% provides a good response to the edema; the prostate D{sub 90} remains higher than 140 Gy for edema values up to 1.8 and a half-life of 30 days or less. For {sup 103}Pd, the prostate D{sub 90} is under 97% of the prescription dose for approximately 66%, 40%, and 30% of edema values for urethra V{sub 120}=0%, V{sub 150}=0%, and V{sub 150}=30%, respectively. Similar behavior is seen for {sup 131}Cs and the center of the prostate becomes 'cold' for almost all edema scenarios. The magnitude of the edema following prostate brachytherapy, as well as the half-life of the isotope used and that of the edema resorption, all have important impacts on the dose distribution. The {sup 125}I isotope with its longer half-life is more robust to prostatic edema. Setting up good planning objectives can provide an adequate compromise between organ doses and robustness. This is even more important since seed misplacements will contribute to further degrade dose coverage.

Villeneuve, Maxime; Leclerc, Ghyslain; Lessard, Etienne; Pouliot, Jean; Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Radio-Oncologie et Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, Hotel-dieu de Quebec, CHUQ, 11 Cote du Palais, Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada) and Departement de physique, de genie physique et d'optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada); Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 5N4 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California-California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94713-1708 (United States); Departement de Radio-Oncologie et Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie, Hotel-dieu de Quebec, CHUQ, 11 Cote du Palais, Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada) and Departement de physique, de genie physique et d'optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTIVE HALF-LIFE OF CESIUM-137 IN VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL MEDIA AT THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE  

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During the operational history of the Savannah River Site (SRS), many different radionuclides have been released from site facilities into the SRS environment. However, only a relatively small number of pathways, most importantly {sup 137}Cs in fish and deer, have contributed significantly to doses and risks to the public. The “effective” half-lives (T{sub e}) of {sup 137}Cs (which include both physical decay and environmental dispersion) in Savannah River floodplain soil and vegetation and in fish and white-tailed deer from the SRS were estimated using long-term monitoring data. For 1974–2011, the T{sub e}s of {sup 137}Cs in Savannah River floodplain soil and vegetation were 17.0 years (95% CI = 14.2–19.9) and 13.4 years (95% CI = 10.8–16.0), respectively. These T{sub e}s were greater than in a previous study that used data collected only through 2005 as a likely result of changes in the flood regime of the Savannah River. Field analyses of {sup 137}Cs concentrations in deer collected during yearly controlled hunts at the SRS indicated an overall T{sub e} of 15.9 years (95% CI = 12.3–19.6) for 1965–2011; however, the T{sub e} for 1990–2011 was significantly shorter (11.8 years, 95% CI = 4.8–18.8) due to an increase in the rate of {sup 137}Cs removal. The shortest T{sub e}s were for fish in SRS streams and the Savannah River (3.5–9.0 years), where dilution and dispersal resulted in rapid {sup 137}Cs removal. Long-term data show that T{sub e}s are significantly shorter than the physical half-life of {sup 137}Cs in the SRS environment but that they can change over time. Therefore, it is desirable have a long period of record for calculating Tes and risky to extrapolate T{sub e}s beyond this period unless the processes governing {sup 137}Cs removal are clearly understood.

Jannik, T.; Paller, M.; Baker, R.

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Can decaying modes save void models for acceleration?  

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The discovery of the unexpected dimness of type Ia supernovae, apparently due to accelerated expansion driven by some form of dark energy or modified gravity, has led to attempts to explain the observations using only general relativity with baryonic and cold dark matter, but by dropping the standard assumption of homogeneity on Hubble scales. In particular, the supernova data can be explained if we live near the center of a Hubble-scale void. However, such void models have been shown to be inconsistent with various observations, assuming the void consists of a pure growing mode. Here it is shown that models with significant decaying mode contribution today can be ruled out on the basis of the expected cosmic microwave background spectral distortion. This essentially closes one of the very few remaining loopholes in attempts to rule out void models, and strengthens the evidence for Hubble-scale homogeneity.

James P. Zibin

2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Heavy Deformed Nuclei  

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The zero neutrino mode of the double beta decay in heavy deformed nuclei is investigated in the framework of the pseudo SU(3) model, which has provided an accurate description of collective nuclear structure and predicted half-lives for the two neutrino mode in good agreement with experiments. In the case of $^{238}U$ the calculated zero neutrino half-life is at least three orders of magnitude greater than the two neutrino one, giving strong support of the identification of the radiochemically determined half-life as being the two neutrino double beta decay. For $^{150}Nd$ the zero neutrino matrix elements are of the order of magnitude of, but lesser than, those evaluated using the QRPA. This result confirms that different nuclear models produce similar zero neutrino matrix elements, contrary to the two neutrino case. Using these pseudo SU(3) results and the upper limit for the neutrino mass we estimate the $\\beta\\beta_{0\

Jorge G. Hirsch; O. Castaños; P. O. Hess

1994-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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The half-life of DNA in bone: measuring decay kinetics in 158 dated fossils  

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...Charlotte L. Oskam 1 Marie L. Hale 2 Paula F. Campos 3 5 Jose A...the activation energy and R the gas constant. On the basis of the...R. P. Scofield, M. L. Hale, and R. N. Holdaway 2010 Highly...Scofield, C. L. Oskam, M. L. Hale, R. N. Holdaway, and M...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards a precision measurement of the half life of neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe.  

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??Recent neutrino oscillation experiments provide proof that neutrinos are massive par- ticles, but the absolute neutrino mass scale remains unknown. Observation of neu- trinoless double… (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frostbite Theater - The Half-life of Barium-137m - Calculations and Results  

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Collect the Data! Collect the Data! Previous Video (Collect the Data!) Frostbite Theater Main Index Next Video (How to Make a Cloud Chamber!) How to Make a Cloud Chamber! Calculations and Results Now that you have your data, it's time to calculate the half-life of barium-137m! [ Show Transcript ] Announcer: Frostbite Theater presents... Cold Cuts! No baloney! Joanna and Steve: Just science! Joanna: Hi! I'm Joanna! Steve: And I'm Steve! Joanna: We're finally ready to calculate the half-life of metastable barium-137 using the data that you collected earlier. If you haven't collected any data, you may want to watch the first two videos in this series. Steve: We're going to start with an equation. Don't panic. As far as equations go in physics, this one isn't too bad. Joanna: This equation tells us that the activity of a radioactive substance

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Calculation of the Aluminosilicate Half-Life Formation Time in the 2H Evaporator  

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The 2H Evaporator contains large quantities of aluminosilicate solids deposited on internal fixtures. The proposed cleaning operations will dissolve the solids in nitric acid. Operations will then neutralize the waste prior to transfer to a waste tank. Combining recent calculations of heat transfer for the 2H Evaporator cleaning operations and laboratory experiments for dissolution of solid samples from the pot, the authors estimated the re-formation rate for aluminosilicates during cooling. The results indicate a half-life formation of 17 hours when evaporator solution cools from 60 degrees C and 9 hours when cooled from 90 degrees C.

Fondeur, F.F.

2000-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of Ga-62  

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We report a study of the beta decay of Ga-62, whose dominant branch is a superallowed 0(+)-->0(+) transition to the ground state of Zn-62. We find the total half-life to be 115.84+/-0.25 ms. This is the first time that the Ga-62 half-life has been...

Hyman, BC; Iacob, VE; Azhari, A.; Gagliardi, Carl A.; Hardy, John C.; Mayes, VE; Neilson, RG; Sanchez-Vega, M.; Tang, X.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Constraints on Nucleon Decay via Invisible Modes from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory  

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Data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory have been used to constrain the lifetime for nucleon decay to “invisible” modes, such as n?3?. The analysis was based on a search for ? rays from the deexcitation of the residual nucleus that would result from the disappearance of either a proton or neutron from O16. A limit of ?inv>2×1029??yr is obtained at 90% confidence for either neutron- or proton-decay modes. This is about an order of magnitude more stringent than previous constraints on invisible proton-decay modes and 400 times more stringent than similar neutron modes.

S. N. Ahmed et al. (SNO Collaboration)

2004-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for the Charmless Annihilation Decay Mode B[subscript s][superscript 0]??[superscript +]?[superscript -  

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We search for annihilation decay modes of neutral b mesons into pairs of charmless charged hadrons with the upgraded Collider Detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Using a data sample corresponding to 6??fb[superscript -1] ...

Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo

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In vivo recovery and half-life time of a steam-treated factor IX concentrate in hemophilia B patients  

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Factor IX (FIX) recovery and half-life was measured in ten hemophilia B patients under standardized conditions. Each patient received a steam-treated high-purity factor IX concentrate at a dose of 19–39 U/kg b...

M. Köhler; E. Seifried; P. Hellstern; G. Pindur; C. Miyashita; S. Mörsdorf…

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-optimum procedure for half-life measurement by high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry  

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A near-optimum procedure for using high-resolution /gamma/-ray spectrometry to measure the half-lives of appropriate /gamma/-ray- emitting-nuclides is presented. Among the important points of the procedure are the employment of the reference source method for implicit correction of pileup and deadtime losses; the use of full-energy peak-area ratios as the fundamental measured quantities; and continuous, high-rate data acquisition to obtain good results in a fraction of a half-life if desired. Equations are given for estimating the precision of the computed half-lives in terms of total measurement time, number of spectral acquisitions, and the precision of peak-area ratios. Results of /sup 169/Yb half-life measurements are given as an example of the procedure's application. 3 refs., 2 tabs.

Parker, J.L.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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VII. Nuclear Chemistry (Chapter 17) A. Modes of radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, fission, fusion  

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40 VII. Nuclear Chemistry (Chapter 17) A. Modes of radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, fission #12;41 These masses are not exactly integer multiples due to nuclear interactions between the protons differences via the famous formula E = mc2 . Nuclear Fusion! For example, if you combine 2 protons and two

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Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes  

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A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a b[bar over b] ...

Apyan, Aram

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Half-life of the electron-capture decay of (97)Ru: Precision measurement shows no temperature dependence  

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. Gedcke, Quantitative X-ray Spectrometry (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1981), p. 266. [19] D. Radford, http://radware.phy.ornl.gov/main.html; private communication. [20] R. Brun and F. Rademakers, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 389, 81 (1997). [21.... Gedcke, Quantitative X-ray Spectrometry (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1981), p. 266. [19] D. Radford, http://radware.phy.ornl.gov/main.html; private communication. [20] R. Brun and F. Rademakers, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 389, 81 (1997). [21...

Goodwin, J. R.; Golovko, V. V.; Iacob, V. E.; Hardy, John C.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the Double-Beta Decay Half-life of 136Xe in KamLAND-Zen  

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by fallout from the Fukushima-I reactor accident in Marchof detector materials by Fukushima fallout, which includeCo are not detected near Fukushima or our soil samples, we

Gando, A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly accurate measurements of the spontaneous fission half-life of 240,242Pu  

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Fast spectrum neutron-induced fission cross-section data for transuranic isotopes are of special demand from the nuclear data community. In particular highly accurate data are needed for the new generation IV nuclear applications. The aim is to obtain precise neutron-induced fission cross sections for 240Pu and 242Pu. To do so, accurate data on spontaneous fission half-lives must be available. Also, minimizing uncertainties in the detector efficiency is a key point. We studied both isotopes by means of a twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber with the goal of improving the present data on the neutron-induced fission cross section. For the two plutonium isotopes the high ?-particle decay rates pose a particular problem to experiments due to piling-up events in the counting gas. Argon methane and methane were employed as counting gases, the latter showed considerable improvement in signal generation due to its higher drift velocity. The detection efficiency for both samples was determined, and improved spontaneous fission half-lives were obtained with very low statistical uncertainty (0.13% for 240Pu and 0.04% for 242Pu): for 240Pu, T1/2,SF=1.165×1011 yr (1.1%), and for 242Pu, T1/2,SF=6.74×1010 yr (1.3%). Systematic uncertainties are due to sample mass (0.4% for 240Pu and 0.9% for 242Pu) and efficiency (1%).

P. Salvador-Castiñeira; T. Bry?; R. Eykens; F.-J. Hambsch; A. Moens; S. Oberstedt; G. Sibbens; D. Vanleeuw; M. Vidali; C. Pretel

2013-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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A Search for the Decay Modes B +/- to h +/- tau l  

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We present a search for the lepton flavor violating decay modes B{sup {+-}} {yields} h{sup {+-}} {tau}{ell} (h = K, {pi}; {ell} = e, {mu}) using the BABAR data sample, which corresponds to 472 million B{bar B} pairs. The search uses events where one B meson is fully reconstructed in one of several hadronic final states. Using the momenta of the reconstructed B, h, and {ell} candidates, we are able to fully determine the {tau} four-momentum. The resulting {tau} candidate mass is our main discriminant against combinatorial background. We see no evidence for B{sup {+-}} {yields} h{sup {+-}} {tau}{ell} decays and set a 90% confidence level upper limit on each branching fraction at the level of a few times 10{sup -5}.

Lees, J.P.

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-collapsing renormalized QRPA with proton-neutron pairing for neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Using the renormalized quasiparticle random phase approximation (RQRPA), we calculate the light neutrino mass mediated mode of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge76, Mo100, Te128 and Te130. Our results indicate that the simple quasiboson approximation is not good enough to study the neutrinoless double beta decay, because its solutions collapse for physical values of g_pp. We find that extension of the Hilbert space and inclusion of the Pauli Principle in the QRPA with proton-neutron pairing, allows us to extend our calculations beyond the point of collapse, for physical values of the nuclear force strength. As a consequence one might be able to extract more accurate values on the effective neutrino mass by using the best available experimental limits on the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay.

F. Simkovic; J. Schwieger; M. Veselsky; G. Pantis; Amand Faessler

1996-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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On the properties of the negatively charged lithium ions and evaluation of the half-life of the ${}^{7}$Be atom(s)  

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Bound state properties of the ground $2^1S-$state in the four-electron lithium ion Li$^{-}$ (or ${}^{7}$Li$^{-}$ ion) are determined from the results of accurate, variational computations. We also determine such properties for the ground $2^1S-$state(s) in the ${}^{6}$Li$^{-}$ and ${}^{7}$Li$^{-}$ ions with the finite nuclear masses. Another closely related problem discussed in this study is accurate numerical evaluation of the half-life of the beryllium-7 isotope.

Frolov, Alexei M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes  

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A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a b b-bar quark pair. The searches use the 8 TeV pp collision dataset collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.7 inverse femtobarns. Certain channels include data from 7 TeV collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The searches are sensitive to non-standard-model invisible decays of the recently observed Higgs boson, as well as additional Higgs bosons with similar production modes and large invisible branching fractions. In all channels, the observed data are consistent with the expected standard model backgrounds. Limits are set on the production cross section times invisible branching fraction, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, for the vector boson fusion and ZH production modes. By combining all channels, and assuming standard model Higgs boson cross sections and acceptances, the observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction at m[H] = 125 GeV is found to be 0.58 (0.44) at 95% confidence level. We interpret this limit in terms of a Higgs-portal model of dark matter interactions.

Chatrchyan, Serguei; et. al,

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons in the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes  

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A search for invisible decays of Higgs bosons is performed using the vector boson fusion and associated ZH production modes. In the ZH mode, the Z boson is required to decay to a pair of charged leptons or a b b-bar quark pair. The searches use the 8 TeV pp collision dataset collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 19.7 inverse femtobarns. Certain channels include data from 7 TeV collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 inverse femtobarns. The searches are sensitive to non-standard-model invisible decays of the recently observed Higgs boson, as well as additional Higgs bosons with similar production modes and large invisible branching fractions. In all channels, the observed data are consistent with the expected standard model backgrounds. Limits are set on the production cross section times invisible branching fraction, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, for the vector boson fusion and ZH production modes. By combining all channels, and assuming standard model Higgs boson cross sections and acceptances, the observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction at m[H] = 125 GeV is found to be 0.58 (0.44) at 95% confidence level. We interpret this limit in terms of a Higgs-portal model of dark matter interactions.

CMS Collaboration

2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Discovery Potential of the Standard Model Higgs Boson Through H -> WW Decay Mode with the ATLAS Detector at LHC  

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We report results of a study of the Standard Model Higgs boson discovery potential through the W-pair leptonic decay modes with the ATLAS detector at LHC at 14 TeV center-of-mass energy. We used MC samples with full detector simulation and reconstruction of the ATLAS experiment to estimate the ATLAS detection sensitivity for the reaction of pp -> H -> WW -> e\

Hai-Jun Yang; for the ATLAS Collaboration

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo with the NEMO3 detector and calorimeter research and development for the SuperNEMO experiment.  

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??The world’s most precise half-life measurement of T2nu1/2 = [7.02 ± 0.01(stat) ± 0.46(syst)] × 1018 years has been made for the 2??? decay of… (more)

Basharina-Freshville, A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Continental Shelf Research 25 (2005) 227242 Influence of stratification on decaying surface seiche modes  

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of ffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffiffi Dr=r p ). Those seiches also decay over time, as wave radiation gradually takes their energy away of flooding at Venice. r 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Seiches; Surface waves

Cushman-Roisin, Benoit

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Radioactive Decay of Lutetium-174  

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Ytterbium oxide enriched to 98.4% in the 174 mass number was irradiated with 6-Mev protons. An activity of approximately 165-day half-life was produced and assigned to Lu174 by the identification of the ytterbium K x-ray and of the activities produced by similar proton irradiations of the other enriched isotopes of ytterbium. The observed activity of Lu174 consists of the L and K x-rays of ytterbium and 76.6- and 1228-kev gamma rays which are in coincidence. Because no beta radiation exists in the activity of Lu174, the mode of decay is solely by electron capture to Yb174. Approximately 31% of the disintegrations of Lu174 are to the ground state of Yb174. In addition to the 76.6-kev level of Yb174, there is a 1305-kev level with a spin of 0+. The transitions of Lu174 to the 1305-kev level of Yb174 are by L capture only and the percentages of electron capture to the 76.6- and 1305-kev levels of Yb174 are approximately 59 and 10, respectively. A spin of 1- is assigned to the ground state of Lu174.

R. G. Wilson and M. L. Pool

1960-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The {beta}-Decay Properties of Scissors Mode 1{sup +} States in {sup 164}Er  

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The beta decay properties of collective I{sup {pi}}K = 1{sup +}1 states in doubly even deformed {sup 164}Er nuclei are investigated in the framework of the rotational invariant random-phase approximation. It is shown that an essential decrease of the rate of the allowed {beta}-decay to the excited 1{sup +}-states as compared with that to the ground state may be due to the orbital nature of the states. The model Hamiltonian includes restoring rotational invariance of the deformed single particle Hamiltonian forces and the spin-spin interactions. The analytical expressions for the Gamov-Teller (G-T) and Fermi (F) decay matrix elements are derived. The single-particle energies were obtained from the Warsaw deformed Woods-Saxon potential with deformation parameter {delta}{sub 2} = 0.24. The numerical results for {beta}{sup +} transition from {sup 164}Tm to {sup 164}Er indicate the importance of using rotational invariant Hamiltonian to explain experimental data.

Yildirim, Z.; Kuliev, A.; Ozkan, S. [Sakarya University, Department of Physics, 54100, Sakarya (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid Avenue 33, Baku (Azerbaijan); Institut fur Kernphysik, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany)

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the H to to lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron Decay Modes with the ATLAS Detector  

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Abstract In this proceeding, a search for a Higgs boson in the H to ? + ? ? decay mode, where both taus decay hadronically or one decay hadronically and one leptonically. The analysis is based on a data sample of proton-proton collision collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at centre-of-mass energies of 7 TeV during 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 f b ? 1 . No significant excess is observed in the Higgs boson mass range of 100–150 GeV. The observed (expected) limits on the cross-section times branching ratio for H to ? + ? ? at m H = 125 GeV are 6.2(5.9) and 6.3(6.5) for lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron decay modes, respectively.

Yuki Sakurai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by the neutrino magnetic moment  

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We present a new channel of the neutrinoless double beta decay. In this scenario neutrinos not only oscillate inside the nucleus but also interact with an external non-uniform magnetic field. We assume that the field rotates about the direction of motion of the neutrino and show, that for a certain speed of rotation the half-life of the $0\

Marek Gó?d?; Wies?aw A. Kami?ski

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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New Advances in Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Matrix Elements  

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We present the matrix elements necessary to evaluate the half?life of some neutrinoless double beta decay candidates in the framework of the microscopic interacting boson model (IBM). We compare our results with those from other models and extract some simple features of the calculations.

José Barea Muñoz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay mediated by the neutrino magnetic moment  

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We present a new channel of the neutrinoless double beta decay. In this scenario neutrinos not only oscillate inside the nucleus but also interact with an external non-uniform magnetic field. We assume that the field rotates about the direction of motion of the neutrino and show, that for a certain speed of rotation the half-life of the $0\

Gó?d?, Marek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary mass Majorana neutrinos in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We revisit the mechanism of neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay mediated by the exchange with the heavy Majorana neutrino N of arbitrary mass mN, slightly mixed ?UeN with the electron neutrino ?e. By assuming the dominance of this mechanism, we update the well-known 0???-decay exclusion plot in the mN?UeN plane taking into account recent progress in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements within quasiparticle random phase approximation and improved experimental bounds on the 0???-decay half-life of Ge76 and Xe136. We also consider the known formula approximating the mN dependence of the 0???-decay nuclear matrix element in a simple explicit form. We analyze its accuracy and specify the corresponding parameters, allowing one to easily calculate the 0???-decay half-life for arbitrary mN for all the experimentally interesting isotopes without resorting to real nuclear structure calculations.

Amand Faessler; Marcela González; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Šimkovic

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Arbitrary mass Majorana neutrinos in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We revisit the mechanism of neutrinoless double beta (NLDBD) decay mediated by the exchange with the heavy Majorana neutrino N of arbitrary mass mN, slightly mixed with the electron neutrino. By assuming the dominance of this mechanism, we update the well-known NLDBD-decay exclusion plot in the mass-mixing angle plane taking into account recent progress in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements within quasiparticle random phase approximation and improved experimental bounds on the NLDBD-decay half-life of Ge-76 and Xe-136. We also consider the known formula approximating the mN dependence of the NLDBD-decay nuclear matrix element in a simple explicit form. We analyze its accuracy and specify the corresponding parameters, allowing one to easily calculate the NLDBD-decay half-life for arbitrary mN for all the experimentally interesting isotopes without resorting to real nuclear structure calculations.

Amand Faessler; Marcela Gonzalez; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Simkovic

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous fission modes and lifetimes of super-heavy elements in the nuclear density functional theory  

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Lifetimes of super-heavy (SH) nuclei are primarily governed by alpha decay and spontaneous fission (SF). Here we study the competing decay modes of even-even SH isotopes with 108 density functional theory framework capable of describing the competition between nuclear attraction and electrostatic repulsion. The collective mass tensor of the fissioning superfluid nucleus is computed by means of the cranking approximation to the adiabatic time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approach. Along the path to fission, our calculations allow for the simultaneous breaking of axial and space inversion symmetries; this may result in lowering SF lifetimes by more than seven orders of magnitude in some cases. We predict two competing SF modes: reflection-symmetric and reflection-asymmetric.The shortest-lived SH isotopes decay by SF; they are expected to lie in a narrow corridor formed by $^{280}$Hs, $^{284}$Fl, and $^{284}_{118}$Uuo that separates the regions of SH nuclei synthesized in "cold fusion" and "hot fusion" reactions. The region of long-lived SH nuclei is expected to be centered on $^{294}$Ds with a total half-life of ?1.5 days.

A. Staszczak; A. Baran; W. Nazarewicz

2012-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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A large Hilbert space QRPA and RQRPA calculation of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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A large Hilbert space is used for the calculation of the nuclear matrix elements governing the light neutrino mass mediated mode of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge76, Mo100, Cd116, Te128 and Xe136 within the proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) and the renormalized QRPA with proton-neutron pairing (full-RQRPA) methods. We have found that the nuclear matrix elements obtained with the standard pn-QRPA for several nuclear transitions are extremely sensitive to the renormalization of the particle-particle component of the residual interaction of the nuclear hamiltonian. Therefore the standard pn-QRPA does not guarantee the necessary accuracy to allow us to extract a reliable limit on the effective neutrino mass. This behaviour, already known from the calculation of the two-neutrino double beta decay matrix elements, manifests itself in the neutrinoless double-beta decay but only if a large model space is used. The full-RQRPA, which takes into account proton-neutron pairing and considers the Pauli principle in an approximate way, offers a stable solution in the physically acceptable region of the particle-particle strength. In this way more accurate values on the effective neutrino mass have been deduced from the experimental lower limits of the half-lifes of neutrinoless double beta decay.

F. Simkovic; J. Schwieger; G. Pantis; Amand Faessler

1997-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200  

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200 M. Auger,1 D. J. Auty,2 P. S on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 136Xe with EXO-200. No signal is observed for an exposure a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay T0#12;#12; 1=2 ð136Xe� > 1:6 � 1025

Piepke, Andreas G.

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Results on neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge from Gerda Phase I  

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Results on neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge from Gerda Phase I M. Agostini,14 M. Allardt,3 E and a lower limit is derived for the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay of 76 Ge, T0 1/2> 2.1 · 1025 double beta decay of the isotope 76 Ge. Data con- sidered in the present analysis have been collected

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Decay of 7.3-min Th235 and 24.6-min Pa235  

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Sources of Th235 and Pa235 were prepared by medium energy neutron and proton irradiations of uranium followed by radiochemical separations. Gamma-ray spectroscopy showed 13 new ? rays in the decay of Th235. Its half-life is 7.3±0.1 min, and that of Pa235 is 24.6±0.2 min. A partial decay scheme is proposed for Th235, and a large anomalous retardation is reported in one branch of the Pa235 ?- decay.

S. Mirzadeh; Y. Y. Chu; S. Katcoff; L. K. Peker

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) nuclear beta decays: A critical survey with tests of the conserved vector current hypothesis and the standard model  

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A complete and critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy, and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0(+)-> 0(+) decays...no measurements are ignored, although some are rejected for cause and others updated. A new calculation of the statistical rate function f is described and experimental ft values determined. The associated theoretical corrections needed to convert...

Hardy, John C.; Towner, IS.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limit on Neutrinoless ?? Decay of Xe-136 from the First Phase of KamLAND-Zen and Comparison with the Positive Claim in Ge-76  

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We present results from the first phase of the KamLAND-Zen double-beta decay experiment, corresponding to an exposure of 89.5 kg yr of Xe-136. We obtain a lower limit for the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life of T_{1/2}^{0{\

KamLAND-Zen Collaboration

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Some rare decay modes of the K meson in a current-current quark model. I. K??l+l- decay  

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K+??+l+l- decay is calculated in a zero-parameter modified baryon-loop model which has proven successful in describing the weak radiative kaon decays. The weak Hamiltonian is phenomenologically constructed from one-baryon octet matrix elements. The predicted branching ratio of the loop model r+(e+e-)=?(K+??+e+e-)?(K+?all)=1.6×10-6 [with r+(?+?-)=0.3×10-6] compares reasonably with the prediction of a recent gauge-theory calculation of Lee and Gaillard, r+G.T.(e+e-)?10-6 (with acceptable values ranging between 3 × 10-6 and 0.5 × 10-6) and is to be compared with the presently available experimental upper bound r+exp(e+e-)<0.4×10-6. We also find the ratio ?(KS0??0e+e-)?(K+??+e+e-) to be essentially zero in the loop model, as opposed to its value of unity in the gauge-model calculation.

R. Rockmore and A. N. Kamal

1974-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Combination of Tevatron Searches for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the W(+)W(?) Decay Mode  

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We combine searches by the CDF and D0 Collaborations for a Higgs boson decaying to W(+)W(?). The data correspond to an integrated total luminosity of 4.8 (CDF) and 5.4 (D0) fb(?1) of pp-bar collisions at s?=1.96??TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron...

Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Clutter, Justace Randall; McGivern, Carrie Lynne; Moulik, Tania; Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V. M.; Abbott, B.; Abolins, M.; Acharya, B. S.; Adams, M.; Adams, T.

2010-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in $^{136}$Xe with EXO-200  

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We report on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of $^{136}$Xe with EXO-200. No signal is observed for an exposure of 32.5 kg-yr, with a background of ~1.5 x 10^{-3} /(kg yr keV) in the $\\pm 1\\sigma$ region of interest. This sets a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay $T_{1/2}^{0\

M. Auger; D. J. Auty; P. S. Barbeau; E. Beauchamp; V. Belov; C. Benitez-Medina; M. Breidenbach; T. Brunner; A. Burenkov; B. Cleveland; S. Cook; T. Daniels; M. Danilov; C. G. Davis; S. Delaquis; R. deVoe; A. Dobi; M. J. Dolinski; A. Dolgolenko; M. Dunford; W. Fairbank Jr.; J. Farine; W. Feldmeier; P. Fierlinger; D. Franco; G. Giroux; R. Gornea; K. Graham; G. Gratta; C. Hall; K. Hall; C. Hargrove; S. Herrin; M. Hughes; A. Johnson; T. N. Johnson; A. Karelin; L. J. Kaufman; A. Kuchenkov; K. S. Kumar; D. S. Leonard; F. Leonard; D. Mackay; R. MacLellan; M. Marino; B. Mong; M. Montero Diez; A. R. Muller; R. Neilson; R. Nelson; A. Odian; I. Ostrovskiy; K. O'Sullivan; C. Ouellet; A. Piepke; A. Pocar; C. Y. Prescott; K. Pushkin; P. C. Rowson; J. J. Russell; A. Sabourov; D. Sinclair; S. Slutsky; V. Stekhanov; T. Tolba; D. Tosi; K. Twelker; P. Vogel; J. -L. Vuilleumier; A. Waite; T. Walton; M. Weber; U. Wichoski; J. Wodin; J. D. Wright; L. Yang; Y. -R. Yen; O. Ya. Zeldovich

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Combination of Tevatron searches for the standard model Higgs boson in the W+W- decay mode  

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We combine searches by the CDF and D0 collaborations for a Higgs boson decaying to W{sup +}W{sup -}. The data correspond to an integrated total luminosity of 4.8 (CDF) and 5.4 (D0) fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. No excess is observed above background expectation, and resulting limits on Higgs boson production exclude a standard-model Higgs boson in the mass range 162-166 GeV at the 95% C.L.

Aaltonen, T.; Abazov, V.M.; Gregores, E.M.; Mercadante, P.G.; /ABC Federal U.; Hebbeker, T.; Kirsch, M.; Meyer, A.; Sonnenschein, L.; /Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.; Avila, C.; Gomez, B.; Mendoza, L.; /Andes U., Bogota /Argonne /Arizona U. /Athens U. /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /Bonn U. /Boston U. /Brandeis U.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for Higgs boson Yukawa couplings in the $H\\to\\tau\\tau$ decay mode with the ATLAS detector  

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Results of a search for $H\\to\\tau\\tau$ decays are presented, based on the full set of proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC during 2011 and 2012. The data correspond to integrated luminosities of 4.5 $\\rm{fb}^{-1}$ and 20.3 $\\rm{fb}^{-1}$ at centre-of-mass energies of $\\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV and $\\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV respectively. All combinations of leptonic ($\\tau \\to \\ell \

The ATLAS collaboration

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental research of double beta decay of atomic nuclei  

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Results of several double beta decay experiments, performed with the help of low background crystal scintillators, are presented. In particular, the half-life value of the two-neutrino double beta decay of 116-Cd has been measured as 2.9 10^{19} yr, and the new half-life limit on the neutrinoless double beta decay of 116-Cd has been established as >1.7 10^{23} yr at 90%, which corresponds to a restriction on the neutrino mass <1.7 eV. New half-life bounds on the level of 10^{17}-10^{21} yr were set for double beta processes in 64-Zn, 70-Zn, 106-Cd, 108-Cd, 114-Cd, 136-Ce, 138-Ce, 142-Ce, 160-Gd, 180-W, and 186-W by using low-background CdWO4, GSO, and ZnWO4 crystal scintillators. The claim of discovery of the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76-Ge [Mod. Phys. Lett. A 16 (2001) 2409] was analyzed. The demands of the future high sensitivity double beta decay experiments, aiming to observe the neutrinoless double beta decay or to advance restrictions on the neutrino mass to < 0.01 eV, were considered. Requirements for their sensitivity and discovery potential were formulated. Two projects of double beta experiments with a sensitivity on the level of 10^{26}-10^{27} yr (CAMEO and CARVEL projects) were discussed. Scintillation properties and radioactive contamination of CaWO4, ZnWO4, CdWO4, PbWO4, GSO(Ce), CeF3, yttrium-aluminum garnet doped with neodymium (YAG:Nd) crystal scintillators were studied. Applicability of these scintillators to search for double beta decay was discussed.

F. A. Danevich

2011-12-26T23:59:59.000Z

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arXiv:1205.5608v1[hep-ex]25May2012 Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136  

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arXiv:1205.5608v1[hep-ex]25May2012 Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136 Xe with EXO-200: May 28, 2012) We report on a search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 136 Xe with EXO-200 in the ±1 region of interest. This sets a lower limit on the half-life of the neutrinoless double-beta decay

Gratta, Giorgio

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Preparations for Measurement of Electroweak Boson Production Cross-Sections using the Electron Decay Modes, with the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector  

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The Compact Muon Solenoid was designed to make discoveries at the TeV scale : to elucidate the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking and to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. For any such discovery to be credible, it must first be demonstrated that the CMS detector is understood. One mechanism to make this demonstration is to measure “standard candle” processes, such as W and Z production. This thesis describes preparations undertaken to make these measurements using the electron decay modes, with an integrated luminosity of 10 inverse picobarns of collision data. The energy resolution of the electromagnetic calorimeter was measured in test beam data. An improved method of deriving the optimised weights necessary for amplitude reconstruction is described. The measurement of electron charge using tracks is impaired by the electron showering in the tracker material. A novel charge measurement technique that is complementary to the existing method was assessed. Missing transverse energy is a pow...

Wardrope, D R

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Composite Neutrinos.  

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We study in detail the contribution of heavy composite Majorana neutrinos to neutrino-less double beta decay (0???). Our analysis confirms the result of a previous estimate by two of the authors. Excited neutrinos couple to the electroweak gauge bosons through a magnetic type effective Lagrangian. The relevant nuclear matrix element is related to matrix elements available in the literature and current bounds on the half-life of 0??? are converted into bounds on the compositeness scale and/or the heavy neutrino mass. Our bounds are of the same order of magnitude as those available from accelerator experiments.

O. Panella (a; C. Carimalo (b; Y. N. Srivastava (a; A. Widom (c

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double ? decay with composite neutrinos  

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We study in detail the contribution of heavy composite Majorana neutrinos to neutrinoless double beta decay (0???). Our analysis confirms the result of a previous estimate by two of the authors. Excited neutrinos couple to the electroweak gauge bosons through a magnetic-type effective Lagrangian. The relevant nuclear matrix element is related to matrix elements available in the literature and current bounds on the half-life of 0??? are converted into bounds on the compositeness scale and/or the heavy neutrino mass. Our bounds are of the same order of magnitude as those available from accelerator experiments.

O. Panella; C. Carimalo; Y. N. Srivastava; A. Widom

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the Decay Modes D0 to e+ e-, D0 to mu+ mu-, and D0 to e+/- mu+/-  

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We present searches for the rare decay modes D{sup 0} {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -}, D{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, and D{sup 0} {yields} e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {-+}} in continuum e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} c{bar c} events recorded by the BABAR detector in a data sample that corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 468 fb{sup -1}. These decays are highly GIM suppressed but may be enhanced in several extensions of the Standard Model. Our observed event yields are consistent with the expected backgrounds. An excess is seen in the D{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} channel, although the observed yield is consistent with an upward background fluctuation at the 5% level. Using the Feldman-Cousins method, we set the following 90% confidence level intervals on the branching fractions: {Beta}(D{sup 0} {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -}) < 1.7 x 10{sup -7}, {Beta}(D{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) within [0.6, 8.1] x 10{sup -7}, and {Beta}(D{sup 0} {yields} e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {-+}}) < 3.3 x 10{sup -7}.

Lees, J. P.

2012-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Recoil-decay tagging study of 205Fr  

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The nucleus 205Fr has been studied through ?-ray and electron spectroscopy using the recoil-decay tagging technique. The resulting level scheme presents a spherical structure built on the 9/2? ground state and a rotational structure on top of a short-lived isomer. The isomer, with a spin and parity of 13/2+ and a half-life of 80(20) ns, de-excites by an M2 transition directly to the 9/2? ground state. Another, longer-lived, isomer, with a half-life of 1.15(4) ms, has also been found and assigned a spin and parity of 1/2+. Transitions populating and de-exciting this isomer have been observed as well.

U. Jakobsson; J. Uusitalo; S. Juutinen; M. Leino; T. Enqvist; P. T. Greenlees; K. Hauschild; P. Jones; R. Julin; S. Ketelhut; P. Kuusiniemi; M. Nyman; P. Peura; P. Rahkila; P. Ruotsalainen; J. Sarén; C. Scholey; J. Sorri

2012-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous-fission branching in the decay of 104259  

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The nuclide 104259 has been produced in the Cf249(C13,3n) reaction. Alpha particle groups of 8.77±0.01 MeV and 8.87±0.01 MeV were attributed to the decay of 104159, and the measured half-life was found to be 3.0±1.3 s. The branching ratio for spontaneous fission decay was determined to be 0.063±0.037.RADIOACTIVITY, FISSION 104259(sf and ?), measured T12, E?, I?, Isf, ? for Cf249(C13,3n) and Cf249(C13,?2n) reactions; deduced sf? for 104259; enriched target.

C. E. Bemis; Jr.; P. F. Dittner; R. L. Ferguson; D. C. Hensley; F. Plasil; F. Pleasonton

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear moments for the neutrinoless double beta decay  

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A derivation of the neutrinoless double beta decay rate, specially adapted for the nuclear structure calculations, is presented. It is shown that the Fourier-Bessel expansion of the hadronic currents, jointly with the angular momentum recoupling, leads to very simple final expressions for the nuclear form factors. This greatly facilitates the theoretical estimate of the half life. Our approach does not require the closure approximation, which however can be implemented if desired. The method is exemplified for the $\\beta\\beta$ decay $^{48}Ca \\to ^{48}Ti$, both within the QRPA and a shell-model like model.

C. Barbero; F. Krmpotic; D. Tadic

1998-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

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?-decay properties of the new neutron deficient isotope 212Pa  

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The new neutron deficient isotope 212Pa has been produced in the 182W(35Cl,5n) reaction at a beam energy of 182.5 MeV. Evaporation residues have been separated with the JAERI recoil mass separator and identified on the basis of time- and position-correlated ?-decay chains. The ? decay from the ground state of 212Pa has been observed with an ?-particle energy of 8.270(30) MeV and a half-life of 5.1-1.9+6.1 ms.

S. Mitsuoka; H. Ikezoe; T. Ikuta; Y. Nagame; K. Tsukada; I. Nishinaka; Y. Oura; Y. L. Zhao

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decay of Np241  

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The decay of a 16-minute neptunium activity attributed to Np241 has been studied with anthracene and sodium iodide scintillation counters. The principal mode of decay appears to be a beta group decaying to the ground state of Pu241 with a beta end-point energy of 1.36±0.10 Mev.

R. Vandenbosch

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental search for double-{beta} decay of {sup 100}Mo  

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No evidence for the neutrinoless double-{beta} decay of {sup 100}Mo has been found in a search using a segmented Si(Li) detector with source foils enriched to 97{percent} {sup 100}Mo. From an exposure of 0.2664 mole years, and using Bayesian statistics to calculate confidence levels, we find a 68{percent} lower limit on the half-life for the J{sup p}=0{sup +}{r_arrow}0{sup +} transition of 0.22{times}10{sup 23} yr. The measured half-life of the two neutrino double-{beta} decay is 0.76{sub {minus}0.14}{sup +0.22}{times}10{sup 19} yr. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Alston-Garnjost, M.; Dougherty, B.L.; Kenney, R.W.; Tripp, R.D. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)] [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Krivicich, J.M.; Nicholson, H.W.; Sutton, C.S. [Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States)] [Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075 (United States); Dieterle, B.D.; Foltz, S.D.; Leavitt, C.P.; Reeder, R.A. [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States)] [University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (United States); Baker, J.D.; Caffrey, A.J. [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States)] [Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415 (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spontaneous Fission Modes and Lifetimes of Superheavy Elements in the Nuclear Density Functional Theory  

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Background: The reactions with the neutron-rich 48Ca beam and actinide targets resulted in the detection of new superheavy (SH) nuclides with Z=104 118. The unambiguous identification of the new isotopes, however, still poses a problem because their -decay chains terminate by spontaneous fission (SF) before reaching the known region of the nuclear chart. The understanding of the competition between -decay and SF channels in SH nuclei is, therefore, of crucial importance for our ability to map the SH region and to assess its extent.

Purpose: We perform self-consistent calculations of the competing decay modes of even-even SH isotopes with 108 Z 126 and 148 N 188.

Methods: We use the state-of-the-art computational framework based on self-consistent symmetry-unrestricted nuclear density functional theory capable of describing the competition between nuclear attraction and electrostatic repulsion. We apply the SkM* Skyrme energy density functional. The collective mass tensor of the fissioning superfluid nucleus is computed by means of the cranking approximation to the adiabatic time-dependent Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) approach. This paper constitutes a systematic self-consistent study of spontaneous fission in the SH region, carried out at a full HFB level, that simultaneously takes into account both triaxiality and reflection asymmetry.

Results: Breaking axial symmetry and parity turns out to be crucial for a realistic estimate of collective action; it results in lowering SF lifetimes by more than 7 orders of magnitude in some cases. We predict two competing SF modes: reflection symmetric modes and reflection asymmetric modes.

Conclusions: The shortest-lived SH isotopes decay by SF; they are expected to lie in a narrow corridor formed by 280Hs, 284Fl, and 118284Uuo that separates the regions of SH nuclei synthesized in cold-fusion and hot-fusion reactions. The region of long-lived SH nuclei is expected to be centered on 294Ds with a total half-life of 1.5 days. Our survey provides a solid benchmark for the future improvements of self-consistent SF calculations in the region of SH nuclei.

Staszczak, A, [UTK/ORNL/Inst. Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland; Baran, A. [UTK/ORNL/Inst. Physics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland; Nazarewicz, Witold [UTK/ORNL/University of Warsaw

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented \\{HPGe\\} detectors for the search of neutrinoless double beta-decay  

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Neutrinoless double beta-decay (0vbb-decay) is the most promising approach to distinguish between the possibilities of a Dirac or a Majorana nature of neutrinos. Additionally, a measurement of the half-life of 0vbb-decay can give information on the absolute mass scale of neutrinos. At the moment \\{HPGe\\} detectors yield the most sensitive limits on this Lepton-number violating process. The segmentation of \\{HPGe\\} detectors increases the experimental sensitivity by allowing the reconstruction of event topologies. The successful operation of prototype detectors submerged in cryoliquid demonstrates the viability of this experimental approach.

B. Majorovits

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay within QRPA with Proton-Neutron Pairing  

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We have investigated the role of proton-neutron pairing in the context of the Quasiparticle Random Phase approximation formalism. This way the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements of the experimentally interesting A= 48, 76, 82, 96, 100, 116, 128, 130 and 136 systems have been calculated. We have found that the inclusion of proton-neutron pairing influences the neutrinoless double beta decay rates significantly, in all cases allowing for larger values of the expectation value of light neutrino masses. Using the best presently available experimental limits on the half life-time of neutrinoless double beta decay we have extracted the limits on lepton number violating parameters.

G. Pantis; F. Simkovic; J. D. Vergados; Amand Faessler

1996-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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First Results of a Search for the Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay of {sup 136}Xe with High-Pressure Copper Proportional Counters  

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A description of a low-background installation for a new stage of the experimental search for the 2{beta}(2{nu}) decay of {sup 136}Xe with high-pressure copper proportional counters is presented. The first estimate of the decay half-life limit based on the data measured over 4140 h yields T{sub 1/2} {>=} 2.4 x 10{sup 21} yr (90% C.L.)

Gavriljuk, Yu.M.; Gangapshev, A.M.; Kuzminov, V.V.; Osetrova, N.Ya. [Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation); Panasenko, S.I.; Ratkevich, S.S. [Kharkov National University, Kharkov (Ukraine)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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After the pioneering work of the Heidelberg-Moscow (HDM) and International Germanium Experiment (IGEX) groups, the second round of neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay searches currently underway has or will improve the life-time limits of double-$\\beta$ decay candidates by a factor of two to three, reaching in the near future the $T_{1/2} = 3 \\times 10^{25}$ yr level. This talk will focus on the large-scale experiments GERDA, EXO-200, and KamLAND-Zen, which have reported already lower half-life time limits in excess of $10^{25}$ yr. Special emphasis is given to KamLAND-Zen, which is expected to approach the inverted hierarchy regime before future 1-ton experiments probe completely this life-time or effective neutrino-mass regime, which starts at $\\approx 2 \\times 10^{26}$ yr or $\\approx 50$ meV.

Tornow, Werner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of cancellation in neutrinoless double beta decay  

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In light of recent experimental results, we carefully analyze the effects of interference in neutrinoless double beta decay, when more than one mechanism is operative. If a complete cancellation is at work, the half-life of the corresponding isotope is infinite, and any constraint on it will automatically be satisfied. We analyze this possibility in detail assuming a cancellation in Xe136, and find its implications on the half-life of other isotopes, such as Ge76. For definiteness, we consider the role of light and heavy sterile neutrinos. In this case, the effective Majorana mass parameter can be redefined to take into account all contributions, and its value gets suppressed. Hence, larger values of neutrino masses are required for the same half-life. The canonical light neutrino contribution cannot saturate the present limits of half-lives or the positive claim of observation of neutrinoless double beta decay, once the stringent bounds from cosmology are taken into account. For the case of cancellation, where all the sterile neutrinos are heavy, the tension between the results from neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology becomes more severe. We show that the inclusion of light sterile neutrinos in this setup can resolve this issue. Using the recent results from GERDA, we derive upper limits on the active-sterile mixing angles and compare them with the case of no cancellation. The required values of the mixing angles become larger, if a cancellation is at work. A direct test of destructive interference in Xe136 is provided by the observation of this process in other isotopes, and we study in detail the correlation between their half-lives. Finally, we discuss the model realizations which can accommodate light and heavy sterile neutrinos and the cancellation. We show that sterile neutrinos of few hundred MeV or GeV mass range, coming from an Extended seesaw framework or a further extension, can satisfy the required cancellation.

Manimala Mitra; Silvia Pascoli; Steven Wong

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the double beta decay of sup 244 Pu  

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We have searched for the ingrowth of {sup 244}Cm in a 1.45-g sample of {sup 244}Pu. We isolated a curium fraction after an ingrowth period of 1.03 yr; during this time the {sup 244}Pu sample produced {le}0.24 alpha disintegrations per day of {sup 244}Cm (95% C.L.), corresponding to a half-life for the double beta decay of {sup 244}Pu of {ge}1.1{times}10{sup 18} yr.

Moody, K.J.; Lougheed, R.W.; Hulet, E.K. (Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94551 (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpha Decay of the Isomers of Fr214  

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Alpha decay from the ground state and an isomeric state of Fr214 has been observed. The ground state has a half-life of 5.0±0.2 msec, and the isomeric state, 3.35±0.05 msec, at an excitation energy of 123 keV. A level scheme for At210 based on several ? transitions observed is presented. The similarity of the energy levels of Bi208 with those of At210 suggests that the addition of a proton pair to Bi208 does not significantly alter the nature of the particle-hole interactions observed for Bi208.

David F. Torgerson; Richard A. Gough; Ronald D. Macfarlane

1968-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

94

Electromagnetic transitions and ? decay of the 223Pa nucleus  

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Actinides with N?132 present the best explored region of pear shape nuclei. Still almost no spectroscopic information is available for the heaviest elements, Z=91–98, which are predicted to be octupole instable. The lack of data for the latter nuclei results from the high fission probability encountered in the heavy-ion reactions used to populate them. In order to overcome this handicap, an ?-decay tagging technique was used to identify ? rays in 223Pa produced through the 208Pb(19F,4n) reaction. A new value of 4.9(4) ms for the half-life of 223Pa was obtained as a by-product.

F. Hoellinger; B. J. P. Gall; N. Schulz; N. Amzal; P. A. Butler; P. T. Greenlees; D. Hawcroft; J. F. C. Cocks; K. Helariutta; P. M. Jones; R. Julin; S. Juutinen; H. Kankaanpää; H. Kettunen; P. Kuusiniemi; M. Leino; M. Muikku; D. Savelius

1999-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of an ?-decaying (9-) isomer in Fr216  

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The ? decay of the trans-lead isotopes At212, Fr216, and Ac220 was investigated by using mass-separated sources and analog as well as digital signal processing. By measuring ?-? time correlations evidence was obtained for the occurrence of an ?-decaying (9-) isomer in Fr216. The ?-decay energy and half-life amount to 9000(5) keV and 850(30) ns, respectively. The excitation energy of the isomer is compared with shell-model predictions for the high-spin members of the ?(h9/2)?(g9/2) multiplet, and the relevance of the new data concerning the search for reflection asymmetry is presented.

J. Kurcewicz; W. Czarnacki; M. Karny; M. Kasztelan; M. Kisieli?ski; A. Korgul; W. Kurcewicz; J. Kurpeta; S. Lewandowski; P. Majorkiewicz; H. Penttilä; A. P?ochocki; B. Roussière; O. Steczkiewicz; A. Wojtasiewicz

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Results of the double beta decay experiment NEMO-3  

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The double beta decay experiment NEMO-3 has taken data from February 2003 to January 2011. The two-neutrino decay half lives were measured for seven different isotopes ({sup 100}Mo, {sup 82}Se, {sup 116}Cd, {sup 150}Nd, {sup 96}Zr, {sup 48}Ca and {sup 130}Te). No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay is observed. The 0??? half-life limits are found to be T{sub 1/2}{sup 0?}({sup 100}Mo)>1.0×10{sup 24}yr(90%C.L.) and T{sub 1/2}{sup 0?}({sup 82}Se)>3.2×10{sup 23}yr(90%C.L.)

Tretyak, V. I. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 6 Joliot Curie, Dubna (Russian Federation); Collaboration: NEMO-3 Collaboration

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Lead-210 and Polonium-210 in Human Tissues  

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... Table 1. RADON DECAY PKODUCTS Nuclide Half-life (ref. 2) Decay ... DECAY PKODUCTS Nuclide Half-life (ref. 2) DecayRadon Short-lived daughters

R. V. OSBORNE

1963-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Noncharacteristic half-lives in radioactive decay  

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Half-lives of radionuclides span more than 50 orders of magnitude. We characterize the probability distribution of this broad-range data set at the same time that we explore a method for fitting power laws and testing goodness-of-fit. It is found that the procedure proposed recently by Clauset et al. [SIAM Rev. 51, 661 (2009)] does not perform well as it rejects the power-law hypothesis even for power-law synthetic data. In contrast, we establish the existence of a power-law exponent with a value around 1.1 for the half-life density, which can be explained by the sharp relationship between decay rate and released energy, for different disintegration types. For the case of alpha emission, this relationship constitutes an original mechanism of power-law generation.

Álvaro Corral; Francesc Font; Juan Camacho

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

99

Search for $?^+$EC and ECEC processes in $^{112}$Sn and $?^-?^-$ decay of $^{124}$Sn to the excited states of $^{124}$Te  

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Limits on $\\beta^+$EC and ECEC processes in $^{112}$Sn and on $\\beta^-\\beta^-$ decay of $^{124}$Sn to the excited states of $^{124}$Te have been obtained using a 380 cm$^3$ HPGe detector and an external source consisting of natural tin. A limit with 90% C.L. on the $^{112}$Sn half-life of $0.92\\times 10^{20}$ y for the ECEC(0$\

A. S. Barabash; Ph. Hubert; A. Nachab; S. I. Konovalov; I. A. Vanyushin; V. I. Umatov

2008-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

100

A search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te with a low temperature calorimeter  

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Possible impacts of the bolometric technique on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (0??DVD) search are discussed. In this approach the performances of two TeO2 low temperature calorimeters with masses of 73 g and 340 g are reported: the FWHM resolutions are respectively 6 keV and 20 keV at 2614 keV. The operation of these detectors in a low background environment in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory has allowed to set a limit on the half?life of 130Te 2??DBD of about 2.5×1021 and to study the residual radioactive background components.

A. Alessandrello; C. Brofferio; D. V. Camin; O. Cremonesi; G. Gervasio; E. Fiorini; A. Giuliani; M. Pavan; G. Pessina; E. Previtali; L. Zanotti

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ra223 levels fed in the Fr223 ? decay  

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The Fr223 ? decay was reinvestigated using high-resolution single ? spectrometry as well as ?-? coincidence techniques. For single ?-spectra measurements, radiochemically pure Fr223 sources were obtained by chromatographic separation from a 75 MBq activity Ac227 parent source and continuously purified of Ra223 and daughters. The analysis of the ? spectra of 30 sources showed the existence of 131 ? lines, of which 87 are reported for the first time in the Fr223 ? decay although many of them are observed following the Th227 ? decay. The Fr223 half-life was remeasured and found to be T1/2=22.00±0.07 min. ?-?-t coincidence measurements were also carried out with Fr223 purified sources. The Ra223 level scheme was built on the basis of our ? data, as well as Th227 ?-decay data. Among the 32 excited Ra223 levels, of which 22 were also known from Th227 ? decay, 13 are newly reported from Fr223 ? decay. Low energy levels (E<400 keV) may be classified as parity doublet bands according to the predictions of the reflection asymmetric rotor model. Above a 700 keV gap, a coexistence of symmetric and asymmetric shapes including both static and dynamic octupole correlations is suggested.

A. Abdul-Hadi; V. Barci; B. Weiss; H. Maria; G. Ardisson; M. Hussonnois; O. Constantinescu

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for ?+?+ and ??+ modes of neutrinoless positron double-? decay within the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov model  

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Uncertainties in the nuclear transition matrix elements M(0?) and M(0N) of the double-positron emission (?+?+)0? and electron-positron conversion (??+)0? modes owing to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively, are calculated for 96Ru, 102Pd, 106Cd, 124Xe, 130Ba, and 156Dy isotopes by employing the PHFB model with four different parametrizations of the pairing plus multipolar two-body interactions and three different parametrizations of the Jastrow short-range correlations. In all cases but for 130Ba the uncertainties are smaller than 14% for light Majorana neutrino exchange and 35% for the exchange of a heavy Majorana neutrino.

P. K. Rath, R. Chandra, K. Chaturvedi, P. Lohani, P. K. Raina, and J. G. Hirsch

2013-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

103

Photoproduction and Decay of Light Mesons in CLAS  

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We present preliminary experimental results on photoproduction and decay of light mesons measured with CLAS setup at JLAB . This include Dalitz decay of pseudoscalar and vector mesons, radiative decay of pseudoscalar mesons as well hadronic decays of pseudoscalar and vector mesons. The collected high statistics in some of decay channels exceeds the world data by an order of magnitude and some other decay modes are observed for the first time. It is shown how the CLAS data will improve the world data on transition form factors of light mesons, Dalitz plot analyses, branching ratios of rare decay modes and other fundamental properties potentially accessible through the light meson decays.

Amaryan, Moskov Jamalovich [Old Dominion University

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Nudat: Nuclear Structure and Decay Data from the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC)  

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NuDat allows users to search and plot nuclear structure and decay data interactively. NuDat was developed by the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC)but utilizes contributions from physicists around the world. It provides an interface between web users and several databases containing nuclear structure, nuclear decay and some neutron-induced nuclear reaction information. Users can search for nuclear level properties (energy, half-life, spinparity), gamma-ray information (energy, intensity, multipolarity, coincidences), radiation information following nuclear decay (energy, intensity, dose), and neutron-induced reaction data from the BNL-325 book (thermal cross section and resonance integral). The information provided by NuDat 2 can be viewed in tables, level schemes and an interactive chart of nuclides.

105

Dominance of Pion-exchange in R-parity Violating Supersymmetry Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We present a new contribution of the R-parity violating supersymmetry (SUSY) to neutrinoless double beta decay via the pion exchange between decaying neutrons. The pion coupling to the final state electrons is induced by the R-parity violating SUSY interactions. We have found this pion-exchange mechanism to dominate over the conventional two-nucleon one. The latter corresponds to direct interaction between quarks from two decaying neutrons without any light hadronic mediator like pion. The constraints on the certain R-parity violating SUSY parameters are extracted from the current experimental neutrinoless double beta decay half-life limit. These constraints are significantly stronger than those previously known or expected from the ongoing accelerator experiments.

Amand Faessler; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor Simkovic; Joerg Schwieger

1996-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

106

First observation of high spin states and isomeric decay in 210Fr  

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The first observation of the prompt and the delayed ? transitions involving the high spin states in 210Fr is reported. The decay of the high spin states and the isomeric levels of 210Fr, identified for the first time from the known sequence of low-lying transitions found earlier in the ? decay of 214Ac, were studied. High spin states of the doubly-odd 210Fr, which were produced by the fusion evaporation reaction 197Au (16O, xn) 213?xFr, were populated and the subsequent emitted ? rays were detected through the high-sensitivity germanium clover detector array INGA. The level scheme up to yrast levels of 5.3 MeV excitation energy and ?20? angular momentum could be established for the first time through ??, ???T coincidence, and DCO ratio measurements. A new low-lying isomeric transition at E?= 203(2) keV was observed. The half-life was measured to be T1/2= 41(2) ns. The measured half-life was compared with the corresponding single-particle estimate, based on the level scheme obtained from the experiment.

D. Kanjilal; S. Saha; S. Bhattacharya; A. Goswami; R. Kshetri; R. Raut; S. Muralithar; R. P. Singh; G. Mukherjee; B. Mukherjee

2011-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

107

Decays of intermediate vector bosons, radiative corrections and QCD jets  

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We investigate decay properties of the intermediate vector bosons W± and Z0. QED and QCD radiative corrections to leptonic and hadronic decay modes are calculated. Implications of the results for decay widths, branching ratios, determination of the number of neutrino species, e-?-? universality and properties of hadronic jets produced in W± and Z0 decays are examined.

David Albert; William J. Marciano; Daniel Wyler; Zohreh Parsa

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

? decay in the complex-energy shell model  

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Background: Alpha emission from a nucleus is a fundamental decay process in which the alpha particle formed inside the nucleus tunnels out through the potential barrier.Purpose: We describe alpha decay of 212Po and 104Te by means of the configuration interaction approach.Method: To compute the preformation factor and penetrability, we use the complex-energy shell model with a separable T=1 interaction. The single-particle space is expanded in a Woods-Saxon basis that consists of bound and unbound resonant states. Special attention is paid to the treatment of the norm kernel appearing in the definition of the formation amplitude that guarantees the normalization of the channel function.Results: Without explicitly considering the alpha-cluster component in the wave function of the parent nucleus, we reproduce the experimental alpha-decay width of 212Po and predict an upper limit of T1/2=5.5×10?7 sec for the half-life of 104Te.Conclusions: The complex-energy shell model in a large valence configuration space is capable of providing a microscopic description of the alpha decay of heavy nuclei having two valence protons and two valence neutrons outside the doubly magic core. The inclusion of proton-neutron interaction between the valence nucleons is likely to shorten the predicted half-live of 104Te.

R. Id Betan and W. Nazarewicz

2012-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

109

Measurement of the Oscillation Frequency of B_s Mesons in the Hadronic Decay Mode B_s-> pi D_s(phi pi)X$ with the D0 Detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider  

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The standard model (SM) of particle physics is a theory, describing three out of four fundamental forces. In this model the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix describes the transformation between the mass and weak eigenstates of quarks. The matrix properties can be visualized as triangles in the complex plane. A precise measurement of all triangle parameters can be used to verify the validity of the SM. The least precisely measured parameter of the triangle is related to the CKM element |V{sub td}|, accessible through the mixing frequency (oscillation) of neutral B mesons, where mixing is the transition of a neutral meson into its anti-particle and vice versa. It is possible to calculate the CKM element |V{sub td}| and a related element |V{sub ts}| by measuring the mass differences {Delta}m{sub d} ({Delta}m{sub s}) between neutral B{sub d} and {bar B}{sub d} (B{sub s} and {bar B}{sub s}) meson mass eigenstates. This measurement is accomplished by tagging the initial and final state of decaying B mesons and determining their lifetime. Currently the Fermilab Tevatron Collider (providing p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV) is the only place, where B{sub s} oscillations can be studied. The first selection of the 'golden', fully hadronic decay mode B{sub s} {yields} {pi}D{sub s}({phi}{pi})X at D0 is presented in this thesis. All data, taken between April 2002 and August 2007 with the D0 detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of {integral} Ldt = 2.8 fb{sup -1} is used. The oscillation frequency {Delta}m{sub s} and the ratio |V{sub td}|/|V{sub ts}| are determined as {Delta}m{sub s} = (16.6{sub -0.4}{sup +0.5}(stat){sub -0.3}{sup +0.4}(sys)) ps{sup -1}, |V{sub td}|/|V{sub ts}| = 0.213{sub -0.003}{sup +0.004}(exp) {+-} 0.008(theor). These results are consistent with the standard model expectations and no evidence for new physics is observable.

Weber, Gernot August; /Mainz U., Inst. Phys.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Ge76, Se82, Mo100 and Xe136 to excited 0^+ states  

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The neutrinoless double beta decay transition to the first excited 0^+ collective final state is examined for A=76, 82, 100 and 136 nuclei by assuming light and heavy Majorana neutrino exchange mechanisms as well as the trilinear R-parity violating contributions. Realistic calculations of nuclear matrix elements have been performed within the renormalized quasiparticle random phase approximation. Transitions to the first excited two-quadrupole phonon 0^+ state are described within a boson expansion formalism and alternatively by using the operator recoupling method. We present the sensitivity parameters to different lepton number violating signals, which can be used in planning the neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. The half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay to the first excited state 0^+_1 is by a factor of 10 to 100 larger than that of the transition to the ground state.

F. Simkovic; M. Nowak; W. A. Kaminski; A. A. Raduta; Amand Faessler

2001-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

111

B Decay  

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Decay Decay B mesons are short-lived and decay inside the beam pipe, which is about 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter. Physicists project the tracks seen in the detector elements outside the beampipe back to where the particles must have traveled inside the beam pipe. We call a point where particles collide or decay a vertex. A way to identify a B meson is to look for two vertices with a gap between them. On the left is a standard event picture. On the right is a blowup of what happens close to the collision point inside the beam pipe. The vertex is where the B meson along with other particles was created and the secondary vertex is where it decayed. The solid green lines are the actual tracks of the decay particles outside the beam pipe. The dotted lines are the projection of the tracks into the beam pipe. Where they intersect are the vertices. The B travels between the first vertex and the secondary vertex along the black dotted line before it decays. Thus, the gap between the two vertices is a measure of the lifetime of the B meson. We will be looking for this decay length in our data. We will find a minimum or "threshold" value that will tell us to save events for further analysis.

112

Calculated secondary yields for proton broadband using DECAY TURTLE  

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The calculations for the yields were done by Al Sondgeroth and Anthony Malensek. The authors used the DECAY deck called PBSEC{_}E.DAT from the CMS DECKS library. After obtaining the run modes and calibration modes from the liaison physicist, they made individual decay runs, using DECAY TURTLE from the CMS libraries and a production spectrum subroutine which was modified by Anthony, for each particle and decay mode for all particle types coming out of the target box. Results were weighted according to branching ratios for particles with more than one decay mode. The production spectra were produced assuming beryllium as the target. The optional deuterium target available to broadband will produce slightly higher yields. It should be noted that they did not include pion yields from klong decays because they could not simulate three body decays. Pions from klongs would add a very small fraction to the total yield.

Sondgeroth, A.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Theory of top quark production and decay  

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Direct and indirect information on the top quark mass and its decay modes is reviewed. The theory of top production in hadron- and electron-positron-colliders is presented.

Kuehn, J.H. [Universitaet Karlsruhe (Germany)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

Observing Nucleon Decay in Lead Perchlorate  

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Lead perchlorate, part of the OMNIS supernova neutrino detector, contains two nuclei, 208Pb and 35Cl, that might be used to study nucleon decay. Both would produce signatures that will make them especially useful for studying less-well-studied neutron decay modes, e.g., those in which only neutrinos are emitted.

R. N. Boyd; T. Rauscher; S. D. Reitzner; P. Vogel

2003-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

115

A journal devoted to compilations and  

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conversion coefficients (gamma rays), log ft values (beta decay) and hindrance factors (alpha decay). Nuclear, under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency The ENSDF database and its administration: energy, half-life, spin and parity, decay modes, static moments, bands and configurations. Nuclear

Ohta, Shigemi

116

What is interesting in eta and eta' Meson Decays?  

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An introduction to the physics of eta and eta' meson decays is given. A historical account of the discovery of the mesons is presented. It is followed by an overview and classification of the common decay modes and the relevance of the mesons for modern hadron and particle physics. In more detail the hadronic decay modes are discussed and in particular some interesting features of the eta-> 3pi0 decay are presented. The last section briefly reviews and compares reactions used to produce the eta and eta' mesons for the studies of their decays.

Andrzej Kupsc

2007-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

118

Additional Nucleon Current Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We have examined the importance of momentum dependent induced nucleon currents such as weak-magnetism and pseudoscalar couplings to the amplitude of neutrinoless double beta decay in the mechanisms of light and heavy Majorana neutrino as well as in that of Majoron emission. Such effects are expected to occur in all nuclear models in the direction of reducing the light neutrino matrix elements by about 30%. To test this we have performed a calculation of the nuclear matrix elements of the experimentally interesting nuclei A = 76, 82, 96, 100, 116, 128, 130, 136 and 150 within the pn-RQRPA. We have found that indeed such corrections vary somewhat from nucleus to nucleus, but in all cases they are greater than 25 percent. In the case of heavy neutrino the effect is much larger (a factor of 3). Combining out results with the best presently available experimental limits on the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay we have extracted new limits on the effective neutrino mass (light and heavy) and the effective Majoron coupling constant.

F. Simkovic; G. Pantis; J. D. Vergados; A. Faessler

1999-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

119

Bayesian statistics in radionuclide metrology: measurement of a decaying source  

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The most intuitive way of defining a probability is perhaps through the frequency at which it appears when a large number of trials are realized in identical conditions. The probability derived from the obtained histogram characterizes the so-called frequentist or conventional statistical approach. In this sense, probability is defined as a physical property of the observed system. By contrast, in Bayesian statistics, a probability is not a physical property or a directly observable quantity, but a degree of belief or an element of inference. The goal of this paper is to show how Bayesian statistics can be used in radionuclide metrology and what its advantages and disadvantages are compared with conventional statistics. This is performed through the example of an yttrium-90 source typically encountered in environmental surveillance measurement. Because of the very low activity of this kind of source and the small half-life of the radionuclide, this measurement takes several days, during which the source decays significantly. Several methods are proposed to compute simultaneously the number of unstable nuclei at a given reference time, the decay constant and the background. Asymptotically, all approaches give the same result. However, Bayesian statistics produces coherent estimates and confidence intervals in a much smaller number of measurements. Apart from the conceptual understanding of statistics, the main difficulty that could deter radionuclide metrologists from using Bayesian statistics is the complexity of the computation.

Fran?ois O Bochud; Claude J Bailat; Jean-Pascal Laedermann

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Two neutrino double ? decay of 100Mo to the 2+ excited state of 100Ru  

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The two neutrino double ? decay of 100Mo for 0+?2+ transition is studied in the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov framework. In our earlier work, the reliability of the intrinsic wave functions has been established for 100Mo and 100Ru by obtaining an overall agreement between the available experimental data and theoretically calculated results for yrast spectra, reduced transition probabilities B(E2:0+?2+), quadrupole moments Q(2+), gyromagnetic factors g(2+), and double Gamow-Teller matrix element for 0+?0+ transition. In the present work, the half-life for 0+?2+ transition T1/22?(0+?2+) has been calculated using the same set of intrinsic wave functions.

K. Chaturvedi, B. M. Dixit, P. K. Rath, and P. K. Raina

2003-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Status of the CUORE and results from the CUORE-0 neutrinoless double beta decay experiments  

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CUORE is a 741 kg array of TeO2 bolometers for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay of 130Te. The detector is being constructed at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy, where it will start taking data in 2015. If the target background of 0.01 counts/keV/kg/y will be reached, in five years of data taking CUORE will have a 1 sigma half life sensitivity of 10E26 y. CUORE-0 is a smaller experiment constructed to test and demonstrate the performances expected for CUORE. The detector is a single tower of 52 CUORE-like bolometers that started taking data in spring 2013. The status and perspectives of CUORE will be discussed, and the first CUORE-0 data will be presented.

Sisti, M; Avignone, F T; Azzolini, O; Balata, M; Banks, T I; Bari, G; Beeman, J; Bellini, F; Bersani, A; Biassoni, M; Brofferio, C; Bucci, C; Cai, X Z; Camacho, A; Caminata, A; Canonica, L; Cao, X G; Capelli, S; Cappelli, L; Carbone, L; Cardani, L; Casali, N; Cassina, L; Chiesa, D; Chott, N; Clemenza, M; Copello, S; Cosmelli, C; Cremonesi, O; Creswick, R J; Cushman, J S; Dafinei, I; Dally, A; Datskov, V; Dell'Oro, S; Deninno, M; Di Domizio, S; di Vacri, M L; Drobizhev, A; Ejzak, L; Fang, D Q; Farach, H A; Faverzani, M; Fernandes, G; Ferri, E; Ferroni, F; Fiorini, E; Franceschi, M A; Freedman, S J; Fujikawa, B K; Giachero, A; Gironi, L; Giuliani, A; Gorla, P; Gotti, C; Gutierrez, T D; Haller, E E; Han, K; Heeger, K M; Hennings-Yeomans, R; Hickerson, K P; Huang, H Z; Kadel, R; Keppel, G; Kolomensky, Yu G; Li, Y L; Ligi, C; Lim, K E; Liu, X; Ma, Y G; Maiano, C; Maino, M; Martinez, M; Maruyama, R H; Mei, Y; Moggi, N; Morganti, S; Napolitano, T; Nastasi, M; Nisi, S; Nones, C; Norman, E B; Nucciotti, A; O'Donnell, T; Orio, F; Orlandi, D; Ouellet, J L; Pagliarone, C E; Pallavicini, M; Palmieri, V; Pattavina, L; Pavan, M; Pedretti, M; Pessina, G; Pettinacci, V; Piperno, G; Pira, C; Pirro, S; Pozzi, S; Previtali, E; Rosenfeld, C; Rusconi, C; Sala, E; Sangiorgio, S; Scielzo, N D; Smith, A R; Taffarello, L; Tenconi, M; Terranova, F; Tian, W D; Tomei, C; Trentalange, S; Ventura, G; Vignati, M; Wang, B S; Wang, H W; Wielgus, L; Wilson, J; Winslow, L A; Wise, T; Woodcraft, A; Zanotti, L; Zarra, C; Zhang, G Q; Zhu, B X; Zucchelli, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Rare and forbidden decays of D Mesons  

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The authors summarize the results of two recent searches for flavor-changing neutral current, lepton-flavor violating, and lepton-number violating decays of D{sup +}, D{sub s}{sup +}, and D{sup 0} mesons (and their antiparticles) into modes containing muons and electrons. using data from Fermilab charm hadroproduction experiment E791, they examined D{sup +} and D{sub s}{sup +} {pi}{ell}{ell} and {Kappa}{ell}{ell} decay modes and the D{sup 0} dilepton decay modes containing either {ell}{sup +}{ell}{sup {minus}}, a {rho}{sup 0}, {bar {Kappa}}*{sup 0}, or {phi} vector meson, or a non-resonant {pi}{pi}, {Kappa}{pi}, or {Kappa}{Kappa} pair of pseudoscalar mesons. No evidence for any of these decays was found. Therefore, the authors presented branching-fraction upper limits at 90% confidence level for the 51 decay modes examined. Twenty-six of these modes had no previously reported limits, and eighteen of the remainder were reported with significant improvements over previously published results.

David A. Sanders et al.

2001-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

123

Decay of 201–203Ra and 200–202Fr  

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Decay properties of the neutron-deficient nuclides 201–203Ra and 200–202Fr were investigated using ?- and ?-decay spectroscopy. The nuclei were produced in fusion-evaporation reactions of 56Fe projectiles with enriched 147Sm and 149Sm targets at the velocity filter SHIP at GSI in Darmstadt (Germany). The ? decay from the (3/2?) state in 201Ra was identified with an energy E?=7842(12) keV and half-life T1/2=8?4+40 ms. Ambiguous decay properties for 202Ra from previous measurements were clarified by remeasuring with significantly improved precision, resulting in values of E?=7722(7) keV and T1/2=3.8?0.8+1.3 ms. New short-lived isomeric states were identified in 200Fr and 201Fr with half-lives of 0.6?0.2+0.5 ?s and 0.7?0.2+0.5 ?s, respectively. A tentative spin and parity of 13/2+ were assigned to the latter. One event attributed to ?-delayed fission of 200Fr was observed.

Z. Kalaninová; S. Antalic; A. N. Andreyev; F. P. Heßberger; D. Ackermann; B. Andel; L. Bianco; S. Hofmann; M. Huyse; B. Kindler; B. Lommel; R. Mann; R. D. Page; P. J. Sapple; J. Thomson; P. Van Duppen; M. Venhart

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

124

Status of double beta decay experiments using isotopes other than Xe-136  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is a lepton-number violating process predicted by many extensions of the standard model. It is actively searched for in several candidate isotopes within many experimental projects. The status of the experimental initiatives which are looking for the neutrinoless double beta decay in isotopes other than Xe-136 is reviewed, with special emphasis given to the projects that passed the R&D phase. The results recently released by the experiment GERDA are also summarized and discussed. The GERDA data give no positive indication of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76 and disfavor in a model-independent way the long-standing observation claim on the same isotope. The lower limit reported by GERDA for the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay of Ge-76 is T1/2 > 2.1e25 yr (90% C.L.), or T1/2 > 3.0e25 yr, when combined with the results of other Ge-76 predecessor experiments.

Pandola, Luciano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to two W bosons at CMS .  

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??In this thesis, we search for the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, through its decay mode to two… (more)

Xie, Si, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

The Isospin Model prediction for multi-pion tau decays  

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The predictions of an isospin model are compared with the branching ratios of the 5 and 6 pion decays of the tau lepton. In both cases, the isospin model suggests that the tau favours decays in which there is an omega resonance. Recent measurements of such tau decays confirm this hypothesis. If the decay of the tau to 7 pions also proceeds through an intermediate omega, then the isospin model predicts that the branching ratio of the tau to seven charged pions should be small when compared with other 7 pion decays. New limits on this mode appear to support this argument.

Randall J. Sobie

1998-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

127

Searching for new physics in nonleptonic B decays  

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We present allowed regions in the space of observables of certain nonleptonic B-meson decays that characterize these modes within the standard model. A future measurement of observables lying significantly outside of these regions would indicate the presence of new physics. Making use of SU(3) arguments, we give the range for B??K decays, and for the system of Bd??+?-, Bs?K+K- modes.

Robert Fleischer and Joaquim Matias

2000-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

128

Evidence for the Decay X(3872) ? ?(2S)?  

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Evidence for the decay mode X(3872) ? ?(2S)? in B[superscript +] ? X(3872)K[superscript +] decays is found with a significance of 4.4 standard deviations. The analysis is based on a data sample of proton–proton collisions, ...

Counts, Ian Thomas Hunt

129

Semileptonic Decays  

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The following is an overview of the measurements of the CKM matrix elements |V{sub cb}| and |V{sub ub}| that are based on detailed studies of semileptonic B decays by the BABAR and Belle Collaborations and major advances in QCD calculations. In addition, a new and improved measurement of the ratios R(D{sup (*)}) = {Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{tau}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {tau}})/{Beta}({bar B} {yields} D{sup (*)}{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}) is presented. Here D{sup (*)} refers to a D or a D* meson and {ell} is either e or {mu}. The results, R(D) = 0.440 {+-} 0.058 {+-} 0.042 and R(D*) = 0.332 {+-} 0.024 {+-} 0.018, exceed the Standard Model expectations by 2.0{sigma} and 2.7{sigma}, respectively. Taken together, they disagree with these expectations at the 3.4{sigma} level. The excess of events cannot be explained by a charged Higgs boson in the type II two-Higgs-doublet model.

Luth, Vera G.; /SLAC

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

130

Observation of the isospin-violating decay Ds(*+) -> Ds(+) pi(0)  

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Using data collected with the CLEO II detector, we have observed the isospin-violating decay D-s(*+) --> D-s(+) pi(0). The decay rate for this mode, relative to the dominant radiative decay, is found to be Gamma(D-s(*+) --> D-s(+) pi(0))/Gamma...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Copty, N.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Hancock, N.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Search for Rare and Forbidden Charm Meson Decays at Fermilab E791  

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We report the results of a blind search for flavor-changing neutral current, lepton-flavor violating, and lepton-number violating decays of D+, D(s)+, and D0 mesons (and their antiparticles) into modes containing muons and electrons. Using data from Fermilab charm hadroproduction experiment E791, we examine the pi l l and K l l decay modes of D+ and D(s)+ and the l+ l- decay modes of D0. No evidence for any of these decays is found. Therefore, we present branching-fraction upper limits at 90% confidence level for the 24 decay modes examined. Eight of these modes have no previously reported limits, and fourteen are reported with significant improvements over previously published results.

Fermilab E791 Collaboration; D. J. Summers

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Search for New Physics in Rare Top Decays  

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Top physics provides a fertile ground for new-physics searches. At present, most top observables appear to be in good agreement with the respective Standard Model predictions. However, in the case of decay modes that are suppressed in the Standard Model, new-physics contributions of comparable magnitude may exist and yet go unnoticed because their impact on the total decay width is small. Hence it is interesting to probe rare top decays. This analysis focuses on the decay $t \\to b \\bar b c$. Useful observables are identified and prospects for measuring new-physics parameters are examined.

Pratishruti Saha

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

133

?-decay studies of the francium isotopes 198Fr and 199Fr  

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Very neutron deficient francium isotopes have been produced in fusion evaporation reactions using 60Ni ions on 141Pr targets. The gas-filled recoil separator RITU was employed to collect the fusion products and to separate them from the scattered beam. The activities were implanted into a position sensitive silicon detector after passing through a gas-counter system. The isotopes were identified using spatial and time correlations between the implants and the decays. Two ?-particle activities, with E?=7613(15) keV and T1/2 = (15?5+12) ms and E?=7684(15) keV and T1/2 = (16?5+13) ms were identified in the new isotope 198Fr. In addition, the half-life and ?-particle energy of 199Fr were measured with improved precision. The measured decay properties deduced for 199Fr and 198Fr suggest that there is an onset of ground-state deformation at N=112 in the Fr isotopes.

J. Uusitalo; J. Sarén; S. Juutinen; M. Leino; S. Eeckhaudt; T. Grahn; P. T. Greenlees; U. Jakobsson; P. Jones; R. Julin; S. Ketelhut; A.-P. Leppänen; M. Nyman; J. Pakarinen; P. Rahkila; C. Scholey; A. Semchenkov; J. Sorri; A. Steer; M. Venhart

2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

134

Excited States of Hf174 from the Decay of Ta174  

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The Ta174 activity was produced via the Lu175(?,5n)Ta174 reaction with 66-MeV ? particles from the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory 76-in. isochronous cyclotron. After removal of the F18, the half-lives were deduced by direct measurements. The half-lives of approximately 200 transitions, ranging in energy from 60 to 3000 keV, were identified using Ge(Li) detectors. Over 95% of these lines were assigned to Hf175, Hf174, or Lu173. The half-life of Ta174 was measured to be 71.5 ± 6.5 min. Ge(Li)-Nal coincidence work has been done. The conversion-electron spectrum was first measured using a 3-mm Si(Li) detector with a cooled field-effect transistor and then using the same type of detector plus a magnet.The energies and ? intensities of the 100 transitions attributed to the decay of Ta174 were measured. 32 conversion coefficients were determined. 16 levels with spins and parities are proposed on the basis of ? intensities, coincidence information, and conversion coefficients. 16 more levels are proposed on the basis of energy sums. Spins and parities for four of these levels are suggested. 60 transitions are placed in the decay scheme. A very strong ? feed to the 4+ level of the ground-state rotational band was observed. M1 enhancement in the ? vibrational bands and K-forbidden ? transitions are discussed.

M. T. Gillin and N. F. Peek

1971-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Number of negative modes of the oscillating bounces  

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The spectrum of small perturbations about oscillating bounce solutions recently discussed in the literature is investigated. Our study supports quite intuitive and expected result: the bounce with N nodes has exactly N homogeneous negative modes. Existence of more than one negative modes makes obscure the relation of these oscillating bounce solutions to the false vacuum decay processes.

Lavrelashvili, George [Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva, 24 quai Ernest-Ansermet, CH 1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland) and Department of Theoretical Physics, A.Razmadze Mathematical Institute, GE 0193 Tbilisi (Georgia)

2006-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

Modes of Operation Encryption with Block Ciphers: Modes of Operation  

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(ECB) · Cipher Block Chaining mode (CBC) · Output Feedback mode (OFB) · Cipher Feedback mode (CFB) · Cipher Feedback mode (CFB) · Counter mode (CTR) · Galois Counter Mode (GCM) · All of the 6 modes have one

137

Exotic decay model and alpha decay studies  

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In exotic decay studies, the lifetime of alpha emission occurs crucially in the branching ratio calculation. In this work, we extend our previous exotic decay model to calculate the same. But, in this case unlike in the exotic decay, the redistribution of charge for given masses of the fragments has to be taken into account since the charge-to-mass ratio of the alpha fragment differs from that of the parent nucleus. We have therefore modified the Yukawa-plus-exponential potential in the post-scission region in our model suitably so as to allow the required charge redistribution among the fragments in the region between sharp contact and the point up to which the finite-range effects persist. The success of this model for alpha decay is as good as for the exotic decay studies.

Shanmugam, G.; Kamalaharan, B. (Department of Physics, Presidency College, Madras 600005, India (IN))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Moduli Decays and Gravitinos  

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One proposed solution of the moduli problem of string cosmology requires that the moduli are quite heavy, their decays reheating the universe to temperatures above the scale of nucleosynthesis. In many of these scenarios, the moduli are approximately supersymmetric; it is then crucial that the decays to gravitinos are helicity suppressed. In this paper, we discuss situations where these decays are, and are not, suppressed. We also comment on a possible gravitino problem from inaton decay.

Dine, Michael; Kitano, Ryuichiro; Morisse, Alexander; Shirman, Yuri

2006-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

139

Levels of Rb93, Sr93, and Y93 fed in the decays of Kr93, Rb93, and Sr93  

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The ? rays and conversion electrons following the ?- decay of Kr93, Rb93, and Sr93 have been measured by applying on-line mass-separation techniques to U235 fission products. Level schemes for the three daughter nuclei are proposed based on the study of ?-singles, ??-coincidence, and internal-conversion electron spectra. Internal-conversion coefficients were determined for 10 transitions and the deduced multipolarities as well as logft values were combined with known reaction results to assign spins and parities. The half-life for the 758.63-KeV isomeric level in Y93 was measured to be 85 ± 15 msec.RADIOACTIVITY Kr93, Rb93, Sr93; measured E?, I?, ?? coin, ICC; deduced logft, ?. Ym93; measured T12. Rb93, Sr93, Y93; deduced levels, J, ?. On-line measurement, mass-separated U235 fission products.

E. Achterberg; F. C. Iglesias; A. E. Jech; J. A. Moragues; D. Otero; M. L. Pérez; A. N. Proto; J. J. Rossi; W. Scheuer

1974-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

First bolometric measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo with a ZnMoO$_4$ crystals array  

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The large statistics collected during the operation of a ZnMoO$_4$ array, for a total exposure of 1.3 kg $\\cdot$ day of $^{100}$Mo, allowed the first bolometric observation of the two neutrino double beta decay of $^{100}$Mo. The observed spectrum of each crystal was reconstructed taking into account the different background contributions due to environmental radioactivity and internal contamination. The analysis of coincidences between the crystals allowed the assignment of constraints to the intensity of the different background sources, resulting in a reconstruction of the measured spectrum down to an energy of $\\sim$300 keV. The half-life extracted from the data is T$_{1/2}^{2\

L. Cardani; L. Gironi; N. Ferreiro Iachellini; L. Pattavina; J. W. Beeman; F. Bellini; N. Casali; O. Cremonesi; I. Dafinei; S. Di Domizio; F. Ferroni; E. Galashov; C. Gotti; S. Nagorny; F. Orio; G. Pessina; G. Piperno; S. Pirro; E. Previtali; C. Rusconi; C. Tomei; M. Vignati

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for double beta decay with the EXO-200 TPC and prospects for barium ion tagging in liquid xenon  

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Neutrino oscillation experiments have shown that neutrinos have very small but non vanishing masses. These experiments are not able to determine neither the absolute mass scale of neutrinos nor whether they are Majorana particles. Neutrino-less double beta decay can only occur if the neutrinos are Majorana particles, a preferred scenario in most possible schemes leading to finite masses. Among several viable candidate isotopes, EXO has chosen Xe-136. The final state (i.e. the barium ion) can be tagged using optical spectroscopy. The efficient detection of the double beta decay daughter nucleus is a key step toward a background free measurement of such a rare process. An intermediate size detector (EXO-200) of 200 kg enriched xenon has been installed underground at WIPP (US). It is an ultra-low background detector with a design sensitivity of 6 ? 1025 years for the half-life of neutrino-less double beta decay in Xe-136. A larger, ton-scale experiment is being designed with Ba ion tagging capability. We are presenting the status of the EXO-200 detector and review the R&D activities for a ton-scale EXO detector with barium ion tagging.

Razvan Gornea; the Exo collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Glossary Term - Beta Decay  

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Avogadro's Number Avogadro's Number Previous Term (Avogadro's Number) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Beta Particle) Beta Particle Beta Decay Beta decay results in the emission of an electron and antineutrino, or a positron and neutrino. Beta decay is one process that unstable atoms can use to become more stable. There are two types of beta decay, beta-minus and beta-plus. During beta-minus decay, a neutron in an atom's nucleus turns into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The electron and antineutrino fly away from the nucleus, which now has one more proton than it started with. Since an atom gains a proton during beta-minus decay, it changes from one element to another. For example, after undergoing beta-minus decay, an atom of carbon (with 6 protons) becomes an atom of nitrogen (with 7 protons).

143

Rare K decays: Challenges and Perspectives  

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At this stage of the LHC program, the prospect for a new physics signal in the very rare K ---> pi nu nu bar decays may be dented, but remains well alive thanks to their intrinsic qualities. First, these decays are among the cleanest observables in the quark flavor sector. When combined with their terrible suppression in the Standard Model, they thus offer uniquely sensitive probes. Second, the LHC capabilities are not ideal for all kinds of new physics, even below the TeV scale. For example, rather elusive scenarios like natural-SUSY-like hierarchical spectrum, baryon number violation, or new very light but very weakly interacting particles may well induce deviations in rare K decays. Even though experimentalists should brace themselves for tiny deviations, these modes thus have a clear role to play in the LHC era.

Christopher Smith

2014-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

144

Searches for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into WW, ZZ in final states with hadronic jets and neutrinos  

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The H ? ZZ ? 2?2q decay mode has the largest branching fraction among all H?ZZ modes considered at CMS, about 20 times larger than that of the fully leptonic final state, and since all four decay products are ...

Giovanni Petrucciani

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Measurement of the branching ratios for the decays of D(+)(s) to ??(+), ???(+), ??(+), and ???(+)  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW D, VOLUME 58, 052002Measurement of the branching ratios for the decays of Ds1 to hp1, h8p1, hr1, and h8r1 C. P. Jessop, K. Lingel, H. Marsiske, M. L. Perl, S. F. Schaffner, D. Ugolini, R. Wang, and X. Zhou Stanford Linear Accelerator...-II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we have measured the branching ratios for the decay modes Ds 1!(h ,h 8 )p1 and Ds1!(h ,h8)r1 relative to Ds1!fp1. These decay modes are among the most common hadronic decays of the Ds 1 , and can be related...

Baringer, Philip S.

1998-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

146

Decay of accelerated particles  

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We study how the decay properties of particles are changed by acceleration. It is shown that under the influence of acceleration (1) the lifetime of particles is modified and (2) new processes (such as the decay of the proton) become possible. This is illustrated by considering scalar models for the decay of muons, pions, and protons. We discuss the close conceptual relation between these processes and the Unruh effect.

Rainer Müller

1997-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

147

Neutrinoless Quadruple Beta Decay  

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We point out that lepton number violation is possible even if neutrinos are Dirac particles. We illustrate this by constructing a simple model that allows for lepton number violation by four units only. As a consequence, neutrinoless double beta decay is forbidden, but neutrinoless quadruple beta decay is possible: $(A,Z) \\to (A,Z+4) + 4 e^-$. We identify three candidate isotopes for this decay, the most promising one being Nd-150 due to its high $Q_{0\

Julian Heeck; Werner Rodejohann

2013-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

148

Self-Similar Modes of Coherent Diffusion  

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Self-similar solutions of the coherent diffusion equation are derived and measured. The set of real similarity solutions is generalized by the introduction of a nonuniform phase surface, based on the elegant Gaussian modes of optical diffraction. In an experiment of light storage in a gas of diffusing atoms, a complex initial condition is imprinted, and its diffusion dynamics is monitored. The self-similarity of both the amplitude and the phase pattern is demonstrated, and an algebraic decay associated with the mode order is measured. Notably, as opposed to a regular diffusion spreading, a self-similar contraction of a special subset of the solutions is predicted and observed.

O. Firstenberg; P. London; D. Yankelev; R. Pugatch; M. Shuker; N. Davidson

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

149

OBSERVED DAMPING OF THE SLOW MAGNETOACOUSTIC MODE  

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Spectroscopic and stereoscopic imaging observations of slow magnetoacoustic wave propagation within a coronal loop are investigated to determine the decay length scale of the slow magnetoacoustic mode in three dimensions and the density profile within the loop system. The slow wave is found to have an e-folding decay length scale of 20,000{sup +4000}{sub -3000} km with a uniform density profile along the loop base. These observations place quantitative constraints on the modeling of wave propagation within coronal loops. Theoretical forward modeling suggests that magnetic field line divergence is the dominant damping factor and thermal conduction is insufficient, given the observed parameters of the coronal loop temperature, density, and wave mode period.

Marsh, M. S.; Walsh, R. W. [Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE (United Kingdom); De Moortel, I., E-mail: mike.s.marsh@gmail.com, E-mail: mmarsh@uclan.ac.uk [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9SS (United Kingdom)

2011-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

150

Rare decay modes by cluster emission from nuclei  

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A new interpretation of cluster preformation probability is given as the penetrability of the prescission part of the barrier, within a fission theory. It is shown that the preformed cluster model is equivalent to the fission model. A universal curve of cluster radioactivities is derived. The parameter Z2/A is only applicable to symmetric fission. A similar quantity for asymmetric fission may be borrowed from the theory of heavy ion fusion reactions. The logarithm of symmetric fission half-lives calculated in the framework of the liquid drop model is linearly decreasing function of fissility, but a different dependence is obtained for asymmetric fission.

D N Poenaru; W Greiner

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Production and decay properties of the 1.9-s isomeric state in {sup 261}Rf  

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The 1.9-s isomeric state ({sup 261}Rf{sup b}) in {sup 261}Rf was directly populated in the {sup 248}Cm({sup 18}O,5n){sup 261}Rf{sup b} reaction. Alpha and spontaneous fission (SF) decays of {sup 261}Rf{sup b}, as well as the 68-s state {sup 261}Rf{sup a}, was investigated with a rotating wheel apparatus under low background conditions attained by a gas-jet transport system coupled to the RIKEN gas-filled recoil ion separator. An identification of {sup 261}Rf{sup b} was based on {alpha}-{alpha} correlations linking {alpha} decays of {sup 261}Rf{sup b} and its daughter {sup 257}No. The {alpha}-particle energy of {sup 261}Rf{sup b} was measured to be 8.52 {+-} 0.05 MeV. The half-life was determined to be 1.9 {+-} 0.4 s based on both 8.52-MeV {alpha} and SF decays. The {alpha} and SF branches are 0.27 {+-} 0.06 and 0.73 {+-} 0.06, respectively. The cross section for the {sup 248}Cm({sup 18}O,5n){sup 261}Rf{sup b} reaction is {sigma}({sup 261}Rf{sup b}) = 11 {+-} 2 nb at 95.1 MeV, which gives a cross-section ratio of {sigma}({sup 261}Rf{sup a})/{sigma}({sup 261}Rf{sup b}) = 1.1 {+-} 0.2.

Haba, H.; Kaji, D.; Kikunaga, H.; Kudou, Y.; Morimoto, K.; Morita, K.; Ozeki, K.; Sumita, T.; Yoneda, A.; Kasamatsu, Y.; Komori, Y.; Ooe, K.; Shinohara, A. [Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043 (Japan)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

152

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

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We study particle decay as the origin of dark radiation. After elaborating general properties and useful parametrisations we provide model-independent and easy-to-use constraints from nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and structure formation. Bounds on branching ratios and mass hierarchies depend in a unique way on the time of decay. We demonstrate their power to exclude well-motivated scenarios taking the example of the lightest ordinary sparticle decaying into the gravitino. We point out signatures and opportunities in cosmological observations and structure formation. For example, if there are two dark decay modes, dark radiation and the observed dark matter with adjustable free-streaming can originate from the same decaying particle, solving small-scale problems of structure formation. Hot dark matter mimicking a neutrino mass scale as deduced from cosmological observations can arise and possibly be distinguished after a discovery. Our results can be used as a guideline for model building.

Hasenkamp, Jasper; Kersten, Jörn, E-mail: Jasper.Hasenkamp@desy.de, E-mail: Joern.Kersten@desy.de [II. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg, 22761 Hamburg (Germany)

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Dark radiation from particle decay: cosmological constraints and opportunities  

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We study particle decay as the origin of dark radiation. After elaborating general properties and useful parametrisations we provide model-independent and easy-to-use constraints from nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background and structure formation. Bounds on branching ratios and mass hierarchies depend in a unique way on the time of decay. We demonstrate their power to exclude well-motivated scenarios taking the example of the lightest ordinary sparticle decaying into the gravitino. We point out signatures and opportunities in cosmological observations and structure formation. For example, if there are two dark decay modes, dark radiation and the observed dark matter with adjustable free-streaming can originate from the same decaying particle, solving small-scale problems of structure formation. Hot dark matter mimicking a neutrino mass scale as deduced from cosmological observations can arise and possibly be distinguished after a discovery. Our results can be used as a guideline for model building.

Jasper Hasenkamp; Jörn Kersten

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

154

Kink modes in pedestal  

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Kink modes are investigated in pedestal for shaped tokamaks. An analytic combining criterion is presented. It lies on the middle of the sufficient criterion of Lortz and necessary criterion of Mercier giving a more restricted necessary criterion. Growth rates and mode structure are calculated. For large poloidal mode number, the modes are highly localized in both poloidal and radial directions. The modes increase rapidly when they approach to the resonant surface. They are typical of edge localized modes (ELMs). It is assumed that the modes vanish inside the next resonant surface, then, there seems to be a second stable region. Several mitigation methods for controlling ELMs are proposed.

Wang, Z. T. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China) [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China); College of Physics Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China); He, Z. X.; Dong, J. Q.; Wang, Z. H.; Xu, M. [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China)] [Southwestern Institute of Physics, Chengdu 610041 (China); Xu, X. L.; Mou, M. L.; Sun, T. T.; Huang, J.; Chen, S. Y.; Tang, C. J. [College of Physics Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)] [College of Physics Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

155

Superallowed 0+ --> 0+ nuclear beta decays: 2014 critical survey, with precise results for Vud and CKM unitarity  

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A new critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0+ --> 0+ beta decays. Included are 222 individual measurements of comparable precision obtained from 177 published references. Compared with our last review in 2008, we have added results from 24 new publications and eliminated 9 references, the results from which having been superseded by much more precise modern data. We obtain world-average ft-values for each of the eighteen transitions that have a complete set of data, then apply radiative and isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to extract corrected Ft values. Fourteen of these Ft values now have a precision of order 0.1% or better. In the process of obtaining these results we carefully evaluate the available calculations of the isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections by testing the extent to which they lead to Ft values consistent with conservation of the vector current (CVC). Only one set of calculations satisfactorily meets thi...

Hardy, J C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

High sensitivity double beta decay study of 116-Cd and 100-Mo with the BOREXINO Counting Test Facility (CAMEO project)  

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The unique features (super-low background and large sensitive volume) of the CTF and BOREXINO set ups are used in the CAMEO project for a high sensitivity study of 100-Mo and 116-Cd neutrinoless double beta decay. Pilot measurements with 116-Cd and Monte Carlo simulations show that the sensitivity of the CAMEO experiment (in terms of the half-life limit for neutrinoless double beta decay) is (3-5) 10^24 yr with a 1 kg source of 100-Mo (116-Cd, 82-Se, and 150-Nd) and about 10^26 yr with 65 kg of enriched 116-CdWO_4 crystals placed in the liquid scintillator of the CTF. The last value corresponds to a limit on the neutrino mass of less than 0.06 eV. Similarly with 1000 kg of 116-CdWO_4 crystals located in the BOREXINO apparatus the neutrino mass limit can be pushed down to m_nu<0.02 eV.

G. Bellini; B. Caccianiga; M. Chen; F. A. Danevich; M. G. Giammarchi; V. V. Kobychev; B. N. Kropivyansky; E. Meroni; L. Miramonti; A. S. Nikolayko; L. Oberauer; O. A. Ponkratenko; V. I. Tretyak; S. Yu. Zdesenko; Yu. G. Zdesenko

2000-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

157

Majorons and muon decay  

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The existence of a massless Goldstone boson coupling to neutrinos in theories with spontaneous violation of a global B-L symmetry may be consequential in precision measurements of the parameters in muon decay. We calculate the decay parameters for ??eMM, where the Majoron M is the Goldstone boson, and discuss limits on the Majoron-neutrino coupling.

T. Goldman; Edward W. Kolb; G. J. Stephenson; Jr.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Muon Decay Deep Underground  

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A measurement of delayed coincidences characteristic of muon decay has been made at a depth of 1440-hg/cm2 standard rock with a 200-liter liquid scintillation detector. These results are consistent with the decay rate predicted from the depth-intensity curve for the penetrating component of the cosmic rays, providing independent evidence that this component is energetic muons.

W. R. Kropp; Jr.; F. Reines; R. M. Woods; Jr.

1968-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

159

Rare hadronic B decays  

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Rare hadronic B-meson decays allow us to study CP violation. The class of B decays final states containing two vector mesons provides a rich set of angular correlation observables to study. This article reviews some of the recent experimental results from the BaBar and Belle collaborations.

A. J. Bevan

2006-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

160

Neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Present status of the search for 0??? decay and of the related theoretical questions is reviewed. The mechanism of the decay and how to recognize it is discussed first followed by the relation of the effective neutrino Majorana mass and the oscillation parameters and the problems of nuclear matrix elements. The planned ? 100 kg experiments are briefly described.

Petr Vogel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

White Paper on the Majorana Zero-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

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The objective of the Majorana Experiment is to study neutrinoless double beta decay (0nbb) with an effective Majorana-neutrino mass sensitivity below 50 meV in order to characterize the Majorana nature of the neutrino, the Majorana mass spectrum, and the absolute mass scale. An experimental study of the neutrino mass scale implied by neutrino oscillation results is now technically within our grasp. This exciting physics goal is best pursued using the well-established technique of searching for 0nbb of 76Ge, augmented with recent advances in signal processing and detector design. The Majorana Experiment will consist of a large mass of 76Ge in the form of high-resolution intrinsic germanium detectors located deep underground within a low-background shielding environment. Observation of a sharp peak at the bb endpoint will quantify the 0nbb half-life and thus the effective Majorana mass of the electron neutrino. In addition to the modest R&D program, we present here an overview of the entire project in order to help put in perspective the scope, the low level of technical risk, and the readiness of the Collaboration to immediately begin the undertaking.

The Majorana collaboration

2003-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

162

Higgs boson decays into single photon plus unparticle  

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The decay of the standard model Higgs boson into a single photon and a vector unparticle through a one-loop process is studied. For an intermediate-mass Higgs boson, this single photon plus unparticle mode can have a branching ratio comparable with the two-photon discovery mode. The emitted photon has a continuous energy spectrum encoding the nature of the recoil unparticle. It can be measured in precision studies of the Higgs boson after its discovery.

Kingman Cheung; Chong Sheng Li; Tzu-Chiang Yuan

2008-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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CP violation in flavor-tagged Bs? --> J/[psi][phi] decays  

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In this dissertation, we present the results of a time-dependent angular analysis of Bs -+ J/,0 decays performed with the use of initial-state flavor tagging. CP violation is observed in this mode through the interference ...

Makhoul, Khaldoun

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Majorana Neutrinos in B[superscript ?] ? ?[superscript +]?[superscript ?]?[superscript ?] Decays  

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A search for heavy Majorana neutrinos produced in the B[superscript ?] ? ?[superscript +]?[superscript ?]?[superscript ?] decay mode is performed using 3??fb[superscript ?1] of integrated luminosity collected with the LHCb ...

Counts, Ian Thomas Hunt

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Reexamining the Beta Decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn  

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he decay of 53,54Ni, 52,53Co, 51Fe, and 50Mn was investigated via the fragmentation of a 58Ni primary beam with an energy of 68.6 MeV/u. The proton- coincidences of 53Ni -delayed proton emission were observed. Based on the analysis of the proton- coincidence events, it was inferred that the previous assignment of the excitation energy for the isobaric analog state in 53Co may be problematic. The half-lives of these nuclei were obtained, in which the uncertainty of 52Co half-life was reduced by a factor of 3. The half-lives were evaluated and used as inputs of nucleosynthesis calculations of the rapid proton-capture process in an x-ray burst.

Su, J. [Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, China; Liu, W. P. [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Collaboration, [China Institute of Atomic Energy Collaboration; Wang, J. S. [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Collaboration, [Inst. Modern Phys., Chinese Academy of Sciences-Lanzhou; Li, X. Q. [Peking University-Beijing; He, C. [Peking University-Beijing; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First observation of {alpha} decay of {sup 190}Pt to the first excited level (E{sub exc}=137.2 keV) of {sup 186}Os  

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The {alpha} decays of naturally occurring platinum isotopes, which are accompanied by the emission of {gamma} quanta, have been searched for deep underground (3600 m water equivalent) at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN (Italy). A sample of Pt with a mass of 42.5 g and a natural isotopic composition has been measured with a low background HP Ge detector (468 cm{sup 3}) during 1815 h. The {alpha} decay of {sup 190}Pt to the first excited level of {sup 186}Os (J{sup {pi}}=2{sup +}, E{sub exc}=137.2 keV) has been observed for the first time, with the half-life determined as T{sub 1/2}=2.6{sub -0.3}{sup +0.4}(stat.){+-}0.6(syst.)x10{sup 14} yr. The T{sub 1/2} limits for the {alpha} decays of other Pt isotopes have been determined at the level of T{sub 1/2}{approx_equal}10{sup 16}-10{sup 20} yr. These limits have been set for the first time or they are better than those known from earlier experiments.

Belli, P. [INFN, Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Bernabei, R. [INFN, Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, I-00133 Rome (Italy); Cappella, F. [INFN, Sezione di Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome (Italy); Cerulli, R.; Laubenstein, M.; Nisi, S. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, 67010 Assergi (AQ) (Italy); Danevich, F. A.; Nagorny, S. S.; Polischuk, O. G.; Tretyak, V. I. [Institute for Nuclear Research, MSP 03680 Kyiv (Ukraine); Incicchitti, A. [INFN, Sezione di Roma La Sapienza, I-00185 Rome (Italy)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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B Decay Length  

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Threshold Decay Length Threshold Decay Length Data from 292 B events are in an Excel spreadsheet that looks like this table. To find the threshold decay length: Sort the data by descending decay lengths, dt. Run Event No. B Mass GeV/c2 ptB GeV/c dt cm Velocity v/c Lab Lifetime sec Rest Lifetime sec Bin 65160 642324 5.277 7.966 0.388 66500 89978 5.274 20.508 0.940 Get the data. Make a histogram of decay lengths. Rather than graphing all the lengths as individual points, physicists group the data. They consider the range of the data and divide it into "bins" of equal size. A histogram is a graph of the number of events in each bin vs. the bin range. We are looking for the smallest decay length that fits the exponential curve. This will indicate the length of the decay as detemined by that experimental run.

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Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to two W bosons at CMS  

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In this thesis, we search for the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider, through its decay mode to two W bosons, which each in turn decay into a charged lepton and a neutrino. The Higgs ...

Xie, Si, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Rhenium  

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Tungsten Tungsten Previous Element (Tungsten) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Osmium) Osmium Isotopes of the Element Rhenium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 185 37.40% STABLE 187 62.60% 4.33×10+10 years Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 159 No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available 160 0.82 milliseconds Proton Emission 91.00% Alpha Decay 9.00% 161 0.44 milliseconds Proton Emission 100.00% Alpha Decay <= 1.40% 161m 14.7 milliseconds Alpha Decay 93.00% Proton Emission 7.00% 162 107 milliseconds Alpha Decay 94.00% Electron Capture 6.00%

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Charmless B Decays  

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Rare charmless hadronic B decays are a good testing ground for the standard model. The dominant amplitudes contributing to this class of B decays are CKM suppressed tree diagrams and b {yields} s or b {yields} d loop diagrams (''penguins''). These decays can be used to study interfering standard model (SM) amplitudes and CP violation. They are sensitive to the presence of new particles in the loops, and they provide valuable information to constrain theoretical models of B decays. The B factories BABAR at SLAC and Belle at KEK produce B mesons in the reaction e{sup +}e{sup -} {yields} {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B}. So far they have collected integrated luminosities of about 406 fb{sup -1} and 600 fb{sup -1}, respectively. The results presented here are based on subsets of about 200-500 fb{sup -1} and are preliminary unless a journal reference is given.

Gradl, Wolfgang; /Edinburgh U.

2007-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless Double $?$-Decay  

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The neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is reviewed. Model independent evidence in favor of neutrino masses and mixing is briefly summarized. The data of the recent experiments on the search for $0\

S. M. Bilenky

2004-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

172

Decay of Np93232  

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The decay of Np93232 has been studied by ? spectroscopy with a Ge(Li) spectrometer. The energies and relative intensities of 24 ? peaks have been determined. A decay scheme with two new energy levels at 1098.2 and 1146.3 keV is proposed. The level at 1193.9 keV has been confirmed. Electron-capture branching intensities are given.

R. Weiss-Reuter; H. Münzel; G. Pfennig

1972-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Beta Decay  

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The motivation, present status, and future plans of the search for the neutrinoless double beta decay are reviewed. It is argued that, motivated by the recent observations of neutrino oscillations, there is a reasonable hope that neutrinoless double beta decay corresponding to the neutrino mass scale suggested by oscillations, of about 50 meV, actually exists. The challenges to achieve the sensitivity corresponding to this mass scale, and plans to overcome them, are described.

Steven R. Elliott; Petr Vogel

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics and Outlook for Rare, All-neutral Eta Decays  

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The $\\eta$ meson provides a laboratory to study isospin violation and search for new flavor-conserving sources of C and CP violation with a sensitivity approaching $10^{-6}$ of the isospin-conserving strong amplitude. Some of the most interesting rare $\\eta$ decays are the neutral modes, yet the effective loss of photons from the relatively common decay $\\eta \\rightarrow 3\\pi^0 \\rightarrow 6\\gamma$ (33$\\%$) has largely limited the sensitivity for decays producing 3-5$\\gamma$'s. Particularly important relevant branches include the highly suppressed $\\eta \\rightarrow \\pi^0 2\\gamma \\rightarrow 4\\gamma$, which provides a rare window on testing models of $O(p^6)$ contributions in ChPTh, and $\\eta \\rightarrow 3\\gamma$ and $\\eta \\rightarrow 2\\pi^0 \\gamma \\rightarrow 5\\gamma$ which provide direct constraints on C violation in flavor-conserving processes. The substitution of lead tungstate in the forward calorimeter of the GluEx setup in Jefferson Lab's new Hall D would allow dramatically improved measurements. The main niche of this facility, which we call the JLab Eta Factory (JEF), would be $\\eta$ decay neutral modes. However, this could likely be expanded to rare $\\eta'(958)$ decays for low energy QCD studies as well as $\\eta$ decays involving muons for new physics searches.

Mack, David J. [JLAB

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decays of electron Bernstein waves near plasma edge  

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Nonlinear wave-wave couplings near the upper hybrid resonance are studied via particle-in-cell simulations. It is found that the decay of an electron Bernstein wave (EBW) depends on the ratio of the incident frequency and electron cyclotron frequency. For ratios less than two, parametric decay into a lower hybrid wave (or an ion Bernstein wave) and EBWs at a lower frequency is observed. For ratios larger than two, the daughter waves could be an electron cyclotron quasi-mode and another EBW or an ion wave and EBW. For sufficiently high incident power, the former process may dominate. Because of the electron cyclotron quasi-mode, electrons can be strongly heated by nonlinear Landau damping. As a result, the bulk of the incident power can be absorbed near plasma edge at high power. The increase in number of decay channels with frequency implies that the allowable power into the plasma must decrease with frequency.

Xiang Nong [Institute of Plasma Physics, CAS, Hefei, Anhui 230031 (China); Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Cary, John R. [Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States); Tech-X Corporation, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

Search for Rare K+ Decays. I. K+??+??¯?  

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In a counter experiment at the LBL Bevatron, we have searched for the process K+??+??¯? and have found no evidence for its existence. We have recorded ten events which could be examples of this decay mode, but could also be examples of K+??+?? in which the ? was not detected. Treating these as unidentified events and assuming the ?+ spectrum proposed by Bardin, Bilenky, and Pontecorvo, we obtain a decay rate ?(K+??+??¯?)?6×10-6?(K+?all) (90% confidence level). The data are presented in such a way as to allow calculation of rates for any assumed spectrum. The experiment provides a test for higher-order weak processes and sets constraints on certain first-order models.

C. Y. Pang; R. H. Hildebrand; G. D. Cable; R. Stiening

1973-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for ? mesons in ? lepton decay  

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f b21 of data collected with the CLEO II detector. We find model-dependent upper limits on the branching fractions in the range B(t2!fp2n t ),(1.222.0)31024 and B(t2!fK2n t ),(5.426.7)31025 at 90% confidence level. @S0556-2821~97!50603-5# PACS number...~s!: 13.35.Dx, 12.39.2x, 12.40.Vv, 14.40.Cs I. INTRODUCTION A measurement of the decay t2!fp2n t @1# is of inter- est as it may provide clues to the workings of QCD at the 1 GeV/c2 mass scale. This decay mode may serve @2# as a valuable source...

Baringer, Philip S.

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invisible Decays of Supersymmetric Higgs Bosons  

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We study the detection of the complete spectrum of Higgs bosons of the minimal supersymmetric standard model through their decays into chargino (?? i ± ) and neutralinos (?? i o ) for several parametric scenarios. In the minimal supersymmetric model there are two charginos and four neutralinos and the Higgs boson spectrum contains three neutral scalars two CP?even ( h 0 and H 0 with m H 0 >m h 0 ) and one CP?odd ( A 0 with m A 0 as a free parameter); as well as a charged pair (H ± ). An interesting signal comes from the decays of the Higgs bosons into invisible SUSY modes ( h 0 H 0 A 0 ??? 1 o ?? 1 o ) which could be detected at present and future high energy machines.

M. del R. Aparicio Méndez; J. E. Barradas Guevara; O. Félix Beltrán

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURE FOR CERTAIN USERS OF SEALED SOURCES, SHORT HALF-LIFE MATERIALS,  

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authority with a minimum of: (1) a certification that no residual radioactive contamination attributable, AND SMALL QUANTITIES A large number of users of radioactive materials may use a simplified procedure that qualify for simplified decommissioning procedures are those where radioactive materials have been used

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Half-life calculation of one-proton emitters with a shell model potential  

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The accumulated amount of data for half-lives of proton emitters still remains a challenge to the ability of nuclear models to reproduce them consistently. These nuclei are far from beta stability line in a region where the validity of current nuclear models is not guaranteed. A nuclear shell model is introduced to the calculation of the nuclear barrier of less deformed proton emitters. The predictions using the proposed model are in good agreement with the data, with the advantage of have used only a single parameter in the model.

Rodrigues, M. M.; Duarte, S. B. [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas-CBPF/MCT Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud, 150, 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro-RJ (Brazil); Teruya, N. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba - UFPB Campus de Joao Pessoa, 58051-970, Joao Pessoa - PB (Brazil)

2013-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Precise half-life measurement of the superallowed beta(+) emitter (38)K(m)  

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of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6 J. C. Hardy and V. E. Iacob Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA J. R. Leslie and H.-B. Mak Department of Physics, Queen?s University...

Ball, G. C.; Boisvert, G.; Bricault, P.; Churchman, R.; Dombsky, M.; Lindner, T.; Macdonald, J. A.; Vandervoort, E.; Bishop, S.; D'Auria, J. M.; Hardy, John C.; Iacob, V. E.; Leslie, J. R.; Mak, H. -B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Half-life measurements of 137,139 Cs excited nuclear states  

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F´isica, Comisi´on Nacional de Energ´ia At´omica, 1429 Buenos Aires, Argentina 3 Universidad Nacional de General San Mart´in, San Mart´in, Argentina 4 CONICET, 1033 Buenos Aires, Argentina 5 Centre de, France 6 Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia

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Methods of separating short half-life radionuclides from a mixture of radionuclides  

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The present invention is a method of obtaining a radionuclide product selected from the group consisting of .sup.223 Ra and .sup.225 Ac, from a radionuclide "cow" of .sup.227 Ac or .sup.229 Th respectively. The method comprises the steps of a) permitting ingrowth of at least one radionuclide daughter from said radionuclide "cow" forming an ingrown mixture; b) insuring that the ingrown mixture is a nitric acid ingrown mixture; c) passing the nitric acid ingrown mixture through a first nitrate form ion exchange column which permits separating the "cow" from at least one radionuclide daughter; d) insuring that the at least one radionuclide daughter contains the radionuclide product; e) passing the at least one radionuclide daughter through a second ion exchange column and separating the at least one radionuclide daughter from the radionuclide product and f) recycling the at least one radionuclide daughter by adding it to the "cow". In one embodiment the radionuclide "cow" is the .sup.227 Ac, the at least one daughter radionuclide is a .sup.227 Th and the product radionuclide is the .sup.223 Ra and the first nitrate form ion exchange column passes the .sup.227 Ac and retains the .sup.227 Th. In another embodiment the radionuclide "cow"is the .sup.229 Th, the at least one daughter radionuclide is a .sup.225 Ra and said product radionuclide is the .sup.225 Ac and the .sup.225 Ac and nitrate form ion exchange column retains the .sup.229 Th and passes the .sup.225 Ra/Ac.

Bray, Lane A. (Richland, WA); Ryan, Jack L. (West Richland, WA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prolonged Serum Half-Life of Antineoplastic Drugs by Incorporation into the Low Density Lipoprotein  

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...cells. J. Supramol. Struct., 10: 467-478, 1979. Shaw. J. M.. Shaw. K. V., Yanovich, S., Iwanik. M., Futch, W. S., Rosowsky, A., and Schook, L. B. Delivery of lipophilic drugs using lipoproteins. Ann. NY Acad. Sci...

P. Chris de Smidt and Theo J. C. van Berkel

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prolonged lipoprotein half-life: effect on oxidative stability and physical features of lipoprotein particles  

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is responsible for two out of the three leading causes of death in the United States. Oxidatively modified apolipoprotein B-containing lipoprotein (apoB-LPs) are known to contribute to atherosclerotic...

Simeral, Stephanie Bianco

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Radiative decays of the ?(3684) into high-mass states  

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Results of studies of radiative decays of the ?(3684) using the SLAC-LBL magnetic detector at the electron storage ring SPEAR are presented. There are three high-mass states produced in ?(3684) radiative decays, with masses of 3414±3, 3503±4, and 3551±4 MeV where the errors given do not include an overall mass-scale uncertainty of ±4 MeV. There is some evidence for a fourth such state at either 3455 or 3340 MeV. The branching ratio for ?(3684) radiative decay into the state at 3414 MeV is found to be (7.5 ± 2.6)%. The decay modes of these states into hadrons and into ??(3095) are studied, yielding information about the branching ratios, spins, and parities of the states. The results are interpreted in the charmonium picture of the high-mass states.

W. Tanenbaum et al.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW SEARCH FOR NEUTRINOLESS bb DECAY WITH A THERMAL A. Alessandrello, C. Brofferio, D.V. Camin, O. Cremonesi, E. Fiorini, E. Garcia,  

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1 A NEW SEARCH FOR NEUTRINOLESS bb DECAY WITH A THERMAL DETECTOR A. Alessandrello, C. Brofferio, D collected in 9234 hours of effective running time we improve our limit on neutrinoless double beta decay on this nucleus and excludes a large contribution of the neutrinoless mode to the rate of double beta decay found

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DS+ DECAYS TO ETA-RHO+, ETA'RHO+, AND PHI-RHO+  

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We have observed the previously unseen eta-rho+ and eta'rho+ decay modes of the D(s)+, and measured branching ratios relative to the phi-pi+ mode of 2.86 +/- 0.38(-0.38)+0.36 and 3.44 +/-0.62(-0.46)+0.44, respectively. In addition, the relative...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Coppage, Don; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kelly, M.; Kwak, Nowhan; Lam, H.; Ro, S.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superallowed 0+ --> 0+ nuclear beta decays: 2014 critical survey, with precise results for Vud and CKM unitarity  

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A new critical survey is presented of all half-life, decay-energy and branching-ratio measurements related to 20 superallowed 0+ --> 0+ beta decays. Included are 222 individual measurements of comparable precision obtained from 177 published references. Compared with our last review in 2008, we have added results from 24 new publications and eliminated 9 references, the results from which having been superseded by much more precise modern data. We obtain world-average ft-values for each of the eighteen transitions that have a complete set of data, then apply radiative and isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to extract corrected Ft values. Fourteen of these Ft values now have a precision of order 0.1% or better. In the process of obtaining these results we carefully evaluate the available calculations of the isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections by testing the extent to which they lead to Ft values consistent with conservation of the vector current (CVC). Only one set of calculations satisfactorily meets this condition. The resultant average Ft value, when combined with the muon liftime, yields the up-down quark-mixing element of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix, Vud = 0.97417 +/- 0.00021. The unitarity test on the top row of the matrix becomes |Vud|^2 + |Vus|^2 + |Vub|^2 = 0.99978 +/- 0.00055 if the Particle Data Group recommended value for Vus is used. However, recent lattice QCD calculations, not included yet in the PDG evaluation, have introduced some inconsistency into kaon-decay measurements of Vus and Vus/Vud. We examine the impact of these new results on the unitarity test and conclude that there is no evidence of any statistically significant violation of unitarity. Finally, from the Ft-value data we also set limits on the possible existence of scalar interactions.

J. C. Hardy; I. S. Towner

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

190

Giant resonance decay  

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Decay studies of giant multipole resonances are discussed, emphasizing the role of Coulomb excitation with intermediate energy heavy ions, which can provide very large cross sections for both isoscalar and isovector resonances. We discuss measurement of the photon decay of one and two phonon giant resonances, reporting results where available. It is pointed out throughout the presentation that the use of E1 photons as a tag'' provides a means to observe weakly excited resonances that cannot be observed in the singles spectra. 30 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

Beene, J.R.; Bertrand, F.E.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semileptonic lepton-number- and/or lepton-flavor-violating ? decays in Majorana neutrino models  

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Motivated by the recent investigation of neutrinoless ?-lepton decays by the CLEO Collaboration, we perform a systematic analysis of such decays in a possible new-physics scenario with heavy Dirac and/or Majorana neutrinos, including heavy-neutrino nondecoupling effects, finite quark masses, and quark as well as meson mixings. We find that the ? lepton decays into an electron or muon and a pseudoscalar or vector meson can have branching ratios close to the experimental sensitivity. Numerical estimates show that the predominant decay modes of this kind are ?-?e-?, ?-?e-?0, and ?-?e-?0, with branching ratios of the order of 10-6.

A. Ilakovac, B. A. Kniehl, and A. Pilaftsis

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Invisible Higgs decay with B\\to K?\\bar? constraint  

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If the Higgs boson were the only particle within the LHC accessible range, precision measurement of the Higgs's properties would play a unique role in studying electroweak symmetry breaking as well as possible new physics. We try to use low energy experiments such as rare B decay to constrain a challenging decay mode of Higgs, in which a Higgs decays to a pair of light (\\approx 1 \\sim 2 GeV) SM singlet S and becomes invisible. By using the current experimental bound of rare decay B\\to K\

C. S. Kim; Seong Chan Park; Kai Wang; Guohuai Zhu

2009-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

193

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Boron  

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Beryllium Beryllium Previous Element (Beryllium) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Carbon) Carbon Isotopes of the Element Boron [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 10 19.9% STABLE 11 80.1% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 6 No Data Available Double Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 7 3.255×10-22 seconds Proton Emission No Data Available Alpha Decay No Data Available 8 770 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Alpha Decay 100.00% 9 8.439×10-19 seconds Proton Emission 100.00% Double Alpha Decay 100.00%

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Tungsten  

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Tantalum Tantalum Previous Element (Tantalum) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Rhenium) Rhenium Isotopes of the Element Tungsten [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 180 0.12% >= 6.6×10+17 years 182 26.50% STABLE 183 14.31% > 1.3×10+19 years 184 30.64% STABLE 186 28.43% > 2.3×10+19 years Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 157 275 milliseconds Electron Capture No Data Available 158 1.25 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 158m 0.143 milliseconds Isomeric Transition No Data Available Alpha Decay No Data Available 159 7.3 milliseconds Alpha Decay ~ 99.90%

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WHY SEARCH FOR DOUBLE BETA DECAY?  

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the search for neutrinoless double beta decay may prove verySearching for neutrinoless double beta decay is the onlysensitivity of neutrinoless double beta decay. The potential

Kayser, B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Levels in Pu237 populated by Am237 (electron capture) and Cm241(?) decays  

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The electron capture decay scheme of Am237 (73 min) has been investigated by measuring the ?-ray and conversion-electron spectra of mass-separated Am237 samples. The ?-ray spectra were measured with a Ge(Li) spectrometer and the conversion-electron spectra were measured with a cooled Si(Li) detector and a magnetic ?-ray spectrometer. Thirty-five ? rays were identified and the multipolarities of most of the transitions were deduced. The half-life of Am237 was determined by following the decay of the 280.2 keV photopeak and was found to be 73.0 ± 1.0 min. The ?-particle energy and ? branching were measured to be 6.042 ± 0.005 MeV and [(2.5 ± 0.3) × 10-2]%, respectively. On the basis of the present investigation the following single-particle states have been identified in Pu237: 72-[743], 0 ½+[631], 145.5; 52+[622], 280.2; 32+[631], 370.4; 52+[633], 407.8; 72+[624], 473.5; 52-[752], 655.3; and 72+[613], 908.8 keV. The ground state of Am237 has been deduced to be the 52-[523] Nilsson orbital. The logft values for electron capture transitions to the observed states were derived. The ?-particle spectrum of a mass-separated Cm241 sample was measured with the Argonne double focusing magnetic spectrometer. Eleven ? groups identified in this spectrum populate the members of the ground state, ½+[631], and 32+[631] bands. The ?-decay hindrance factors are consistent with the Nilsson-state assignments deduced from Am237 electron capture decay.RADIOACTIVITY Am237 [from Np237(?, 4n) and Np237(He3, 3n))]; measured T12, E?, E?, I?, Ece, Ice, ??- coin, ? branching, Cm241 [from Pu239(?, 2n)]; measured E?, I?; deduced hindrance factors. Pu237 deduced levels logft, (EC) ? multipolarity, I, ?, eight single-particle states. Mass-separated Am237 and Cm241. Toroidal ? spectrometer at 0.15% FWHM.

I. Ahmad; F. T. Porter; M. S. Freedman; R. K. Sjoblom; J. Lerner; R. F. Barnes; J. Milsted; P. R. Fields

1975-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Vacuum Energy Decay  

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The problem of the vacuum energy decay is studied through the analysis of the vacuum survival amplitude ${\\mathcal A}(z, z')$. Transition amplitudes are computed for finite time-span, $Z\\equiv z^\\prime-z$, and their {\\em late time} behavior is discussed up to first order in the coupling constant, $\\l$.

Enrique Álvarez; Roberto Vidal

2011-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

198

Theory of Beta Decay  

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......pseudoscalar coupling constant, (13 1) Schwarzschild gave the data on He6 (Sc57b). thesis...data of ft values in the beta decay of mirror transitions between doubly closed shell...Ann. of Phys. 2 (1957), 407. A. Schwarzschild, Ph. D. Thesis, Columbia University......

M. Morita

1963-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Architecture AddressingModes  

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MIPS R2000 Architecture and Assembly (Part 1) 1. CPU Registers 2. Byte Order 3. AddressingModes 4­endian byte order 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 3 Or Byte number #12; AddressingModes . MIPS is a load/store architecture . RICS -- Load/Store architecture -- All instructions have equal length of 4 bytes -- Every register can

Nguyen, Dat H.

200

Measurements of CP violation in the three-body phase space of charmless B[superscript ±] decays  

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The charmless three-body decay modes B[superscript ±] ? K[superscript ±]?[superscript +]?[superscript -], B[superscript ±] ? K[superscript ±]K[superscript +]K[superscript -], B[superscript ±] ? ?[superscript ±]K[superscript ...

Aaij, R.

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Search for Invisible Decays of a Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Z Boson in ATLAS  

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A search for evidence of invisible-particle decay modes of a Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. No deviation from the standard model expectation is observed in ...

Taylor, Frank E.

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arXiv:hep-ex/0211027v111Nov2002 Search for neutrinoless decays involving the K0  

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arXiv:hep-ex/0211027v111Nov2002 1 Search for neutrinoless decays involving the K0 S meson K neutrinoless LFV modes within a model involving heavy Dirac neutrinos. The branching fractions depend

203

Z?bb¯ excess and top quark decay  

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The apparent excess of Z?bb¯ events at CERN LEP may be an indication of new physics beyond the standard model. However, in either the two-Higgs-doublet model or the minimal supersymmetric standard model any explanation would lead to an important new decay mode of the top quark and suppresses the t?Wb branching fraction, which goes against what has been observed at the Fermilab Tevatron. In the two-Higgs-doublet model, the branching fraction of Z?bb¯+a light boson which decays predominantly into bb¯ would be at least of order 10-4. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

Ernest Ma and Daniel Ng

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Neutralino decays at the CERN LHC  

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We study the distribution of lepton pairs from the second lightest neutralino decay ??20???10l+l-. This decay mode is important to measure the mass difference between ??20 and the lightest neutralino ??10, which helps to determine the parameters of the minimal supersymmetric standard model at the CERN LHC. We found that the decay distribution strongly depends on the values of underlying MSSM parameters. For some extreme cases, the amplitude near the end point of the lepton invariant mass distribution can be suppressed so strongly that one needs the information of the whole mll distribution to extract m??20-m??10. On the other hand, if systematic errors on the acceptance can be controlled, this distribution can be used to constrain slepton masses and the Z??20??10 coupling. Measurements of the velocity distribution of ??20 from samples near the end point of the mll distribution, and of the asymmetry of the pT of leptons, would be useful to reduce the systematic errors.

Mihoko M. Nojiri and Youichi Yamada

1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

205

Handbook on string decay  

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We explain simple semi-classical rules to estimate the lifetime of any given highly-excited quantum state of the string spectrum in flat spacetime. We discuss both the decays by splitting into two massive states and by massless emission. As an application, we study a solution describing a rotating and pulsating ellipse which becomes folded at an instant of time -- the ``squashing ellipse''. This string interpolates between the folded string with maximum angular momentum and the pulsating circular string. We explicitly compute the quantum decay rate for the corresponding quantum state, and verify the basic rules that we propose. Finally, we give a more general (4-parameter) family of closed string solutions representing rotating and pulsating elliptical strings.

Roberto Iengo; Jorge G. Russo

2006-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

206

Bremsstrahlung in ? decay  

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A quantum mechanical analysis of the bremsstrahlung in ? decay of 210Po is performed in close reference to a semiclassical theory. We clarify the contribution from the tunneling, mixed, outside barrier regions, and from the wall of the inner potential well to the final spectral distribution, and discuss their interplay. We also comment on the validity of semiclassical calculations, and the possibility to eliminate the ambiguity in the nuclear potential between the alpha particle and daughter nucleus using the bremsstrahlung spectrum.

N. Takigawa; Y. Nozawa; K. Hagino; A. Ono; D. M. Brink

1999-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Results of NEMO 3 and status of SuperNEMO  

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The NEMO 3 experiment is devoted to the search for neutrinoless double beta decay, as well as for accurate measurement of two-neutrino double beta decay. The detector has been taking data in the LSM laboratory since 2003 and the latest NEMO 3 results for seven double beta decay isotopes are presented here for both decay modes. The SuperNEMO project aims to extend the NEMO technique to a 100-200 kg isotope experiment with the target half-life sensitivity of 1-2 x 10^26 y. The current status of the SuperNEMO R&D programme is described.

Ladislav Vala

2009-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

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mode | OpenEI  

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209

Evidence for the decay X(3872) -> J/\\psi\\omega  

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We present a study of the decays B{sup 0,+} --> J/{psi}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0}K{sup 0,+}, using 467x10{sup 6} B{anti B} pairs recorded with the BABAR detector. We present evidence for the decay mode X(3872) --> J/{psi}{omega}, with product branching fractions B(B{sup +} --> X(3872)K{sup +}) x B(X(3872) --> J/{psi}{omega}) = [0.6 {+-} 0.2(stat) {+-} 0.1(syst)] x 10{sup -5}, and B(B{sup 0} --> X(3872)K{sup 0}) x B(X(3872) --> J/{psi}{omega}) = [0.6 {+-} 0.3(stat) {+-} 0.1(syst)] x 10{sup -5}. A detailed study of the {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}{pi}{sup 0} mass distribution from X(3872) decay favors a negative-parity assignment.

del Amo Sanchez, P.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Battaglia, M.; Brown, D.N.; Hooberman, B.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; Osipenkov, I.L.; Tanabe, T.; /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Paris U., VI-VII /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /INFN, Milan /INFN, Milan /Milan U. /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /INFN, Naples /Naples U. /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Paris U., VI-VII /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Southern Methodist U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas U. /Texas U., Dallas /INFN, Turin /Turin U. /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U. /Valencia U. /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Charmless $B \\to VP$ Decays Using Flavor SU(3) Symmetry  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a charmless vector ($V$) and pseudoscalar ($P$) meson are analyzed within a framework of flavor SU(3) in which symmetry breaking is taken into account through ratios of decay constants in tree ($T$) amplitudes. The magnitudes and relative phases of tree and penguin amplitudes are extracted from data; the symmetry assumption is tested; and predictions are made for rates and CP asymmetries in as-yet-unseen decay modes. A key assumption for which we perform some tests and suggest others is a relation between penguin amplitudes in which the spectator quark is incorporated into either a pseudoscalar meson or a vector meson. Values of $\\gamma$ in the upper half of the range currently allowed by fits to other data are favored.

Chiang, C W; Luo, Z; Rosner, J L; Suprun, D A; Chiang, Cheng-Wei; Gronau, Michael; Luo, Zumin; Rosner, Jonathan L.; Suprun, Denis A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Charmless $B \\to VP$ Decays Using Flavor SU(3) Symmetry  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a charmless vector ($V$) and pseudoscalar ($P$) meson are analyzed within a framework of flavor SU(3) in which symmetry breaking is taken into account through ratios of decay constants in tree ($T$) amplitudes. The magnitudes and relative phases of tree and penguin amplitudes are extracted from data; the symmetry assumption is tested; and predictions are made for rates and CP asymmetries in as-yet-unseen decay modes. A key assumption for which we perform some tests and suggest others is a relation between penguin amplitudes in which the spectator quark is incorporated into either a pseudoscalar meson or a vector meson. Values of $\\gamma$ slightly restricting the range currently allowed by fits to other data are favored, but outside this range there remain acceptable solutions which cannot be excluded solely on the basis of present $B \\to VP$ experiments.

Cheng-Wei Chiang; Michael Gronau; Zumin Luo; Jonathan L. Rosner; Denis A. Suprun

2003-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

212

Search for 2? decays of 96Ru and 104Ru by ultralow-background HPGe ? spectrometry at LNGS: Final results  

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An experiment to search for double-? decay processes in 96Ru and 104Ru, which are accompanied by ? rays, has been realized in the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the I.N.F.N. (Italy). Ruthenium samples with masses of ?0.5–0.7 kg were measured with the help of ultralow-background high-purity Ge ?-ray spectrometry. After 2162 h of data taking the samples were deeply purified to reduce the internal contamination of 40K. The last part of the data has been accumulated over 5479 h. New improved half-life limits on 2?+/??+/2? processes in 96Ru have been established on the level of 1020 yr, in particular for decays to the ground state of 96Mo: T1/22?2?+?1.4×1020 yr, T1/22???+?8.0×1019 yr, and T1/20?2K?1.0×1021 yr (all limits are at 90% C.L.). The resonant neutrinoless double-electron captures to the 2700.2 and 2712.7 keV excited states of 96Mo are restricted as T1/20?KL?2.0×1020 yr and T1/20?2L?3.6×1020 yr, respectively. Various two-neutrino and neutrinoless 2? half-lives of 96Ru have been estimated in the framework of the quasiparticle random-phase approximation approach. In addition, the T1/2 limit for 0?2?? transitions of 104Ru to the first excited state of 104Pd has been set as ?6.5×1020 yr.

P. Belli; R. Bernabei; F. Cappella; R. Cerulli; F. A. Danevich; S. d’Angelo; A. Incicchitti; G. P. Kovtun; N. G. Kovtun; M. Laubenstein; D. V. Poda; O. G. Polischuk; A. P. Shcherban; D. A. Solopikhin; J. Suhonen; V. I. Tretyak

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

213

Investigation of dominant spin wave modes by domain walls collision  

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Spin wave emission due to field-driven domain wall (DW) collision has been investigated numerically and analytically in permalloy nanowires. The spin wave modes generated are diagonally symmetric with respect to the collision point. The non-propagating mode has the highest amplitude along the middle of the width. The frequency of this mode is strongly correlated to the nanowire geometrical dimensions and is independent of the strength of applied field within the range of 0.1?mT to 1?mT. For nanowire with film thickness below 5?nm, a second spin wave harmonic mode is observed. The decay coefficient of the spin wave power suggests that the DWs in a memory device should be at least 300?nm apart for them to be free of interference from the spin waves.

Ramu, M.; Purnama, I.; Goolaup, S.; Chandra Sekhar, M.; Lew, W. S., E-mail: wensiang@ntu.edu.sg [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371 (Singapore)

2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

214

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Sodium  

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Neon Neon Previous Element (Neon) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Magnesium) Magnesium Isotopes of the Element Sodium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 23 100% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 18 1.3×10-21 seconds Proton Emission 100.00% 19 < 40 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 20 447.9 milliseconds Electron Capture with delayed Alpha Decay 20.05% Electron Capture 100.00% 21 22.49 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 22 2.6027 years Electron Capture 100.00% 23 STABLE - - 24 14.997 hours Beta-minus Decay 100.00%

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Carbon  

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Boron Boron Previous Element (Boron) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Nitrogen) Nitrogen Isotopes of the Element Carbon [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 12 98.93% STABLE 13 1.07% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 8 1.981×10-21 seconds Proton Emission 100.00% Alpha Decay No Data Available 9 126.5 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 61.60% Electron Capture with delayed Alpha Decay 38.40% 10 19.308 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 11 20.334 minutes Electron Capture 100.00% 12 STABLE - -

216

Invisible decays of low mass Higgs bosons in supersymmetric models  

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The discovery of a 126 GeV Higgs like scalar at the LHC along with the non observation of the supersymmetric particles, has in turn lead to constraining various supersymmetric models through the Higgs data. We here consider the case of both MSSM, as well its extension containing an additional chiral singlet superfield, NMSSM. We concentrate on the case where we identify the second lightest Higgs boson as the 126 GeV state discovered at the CERN LHC and consider the invisible decays of the low mass Higgs bosons in both MSSM and NMSSM. We find that in case of the MSSM with universal boundary conditions at the GUT scale, it is not possible to have light neutralinos leading to the decay channel $H\\rightarrow \\tilde{\\chi}_1^0 \\tilde{\\chi}_1^0$. The invisible decay mode is allowed in case of certain $SO(10)$ and $E_6$ grand unified models with large representations and nonuniversal gaugino masses at the GUT scale. In case of the NMSSM, for the parameter space considered it is possible to have the invisible decay channel with universal gaugino masses at the GUT scale. We furthermore consider the most general case, with $M_1$ and $M_2$ as independent parameters for both MSSM and NMSSM. We isolate the regions in parameter space in both cases, where the second lightest Higgs boson has a mass of 126 GeV and then concentrate on the invisible decay of Higgs to lighter neutralinos. The other non-standard decay mode of the Higgs is also considered in detail. The invisible Higgs branching ratio being constrained by the LHC results, we find that in this case with the second lightest Higgs being the 126 GeV state, more data from the LHC is required to constrain the neutralino parameter space, compared to the case when the lightest Higgs boson is the 126 GeV state.

P. N. Pandita; Monalisa Patra

2014-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

217

Some Comments on the Decays of eta (550)  

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Various decay modes of the {eta}(500) are discussed. The relations, through SU{sub 3} and the Gell-Mann, Sharp, Wagner model, between the {eta}-decay modes and the modes {eta} {yields} {pi}{pi}{gamma), {pi}{sup 0} {yields} {gamma}{gamma} are investigated taking into account {eta}-{eta}{sup *} mixing. The present experimental values for the neutral branching ratios plus the shape of the {eta} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup 0} Dalitz plot are shown to require a 25% {vert_bar}{Delta}{rvec I}{vert_bar} = 3 contribution to the {eta} {yields} 3{pi} amplitude. The connection between a possible charge asymmetry in {eta} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup 0} and the branching ratio {Gamma}{sub {eta} {yields} {pi}{sup 0}e{sup +}e{sup {minus}}}/{Gamma}{sub {eta}}{sup all} is investigated in the framework of a model proposed earlier by several authors. It is shown that there is no conflict between the existing data and this model. The Dalitz plot distribution of {eta} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup {minus}}{pi}{sup 0} is discussed under various assumptions about the properties of the interaction responsible for the decay. (auth)

Veltman, M.; Yellin, J.

1966-07-00T23:59:59.000Z

218

CP violations in ?± meson decay  

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We study the pion decays with intermediate on-shell neutrinos N into two electrons and a muon, ?± ? e±N ? e±e±??. We investigate the branching ratios Br± = [?(?? ? e?e??+?) ± ?(?+ ? e+e+???)]/?(?? ? all) and the CP asymmetry ratio for such decays, in the scenario with two different on-shell neutrinos. If N is Dirac, only the lepton number conserving (LC) decays contribute (LC: ? = ?e or ); if N is Majorana, both LC and lepton number violating (LV) decays contribute (LV: or ? = ??). The results show that the CP asymmetry is in general very small, but increases and becomes ~1 when the masses of the two intermediate neutrinos get closer to each other, i.e., when their mass difference becomes comparable with their decay width, . The observation of CP violation in pion decays would be consistent with the existence of the well-motivated ?MSM model with two almost degenerate heavy neutrinos.

Gorazd Cveti?; C S Kim; Jilberto Zamora-Saá

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Cabibbo-suppressed nonleptonic B and D decays involving tensor mesons  

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The Cabibbo-suppressed nonleptonic decays of B (and D) mesons to final states involving tensor mesons are computed using the nonrelativistic quark model of Isgur, Scora, Grinstein, and Wise with the factorization hypothesis. We find that some of these B decay modes, such as B?(K*,D*)D2*, can have branching ratios as large as 6×10-5, which seems to be at the reach of future B factories.

J. H. Muñoz; A. A. Rojas; G. López Castro

1999-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

220

Search for charmless hadronic decays of B mesons with the SLAC SLD detector  

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Based on a sample of approximately 500 000 hadronic Z0 decays accumulated between 1993 and 1998, the SLD experiment has set limits on 24 fully charged two-body and quasi-two-body exclusive charmless hadronic decays of B+, B0, and Bs0 mesons. The precise tracking capabilities of the SLD detector provided for the efficient reduction of combinatoric backgrounds, yielding the most precise available limits for ten of these modes.

Kenji Abe et al. ((The SLD Collaboration))

2000-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

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CP Violation in B->eta'K0 and Status of SU(3)-related Decays  

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We present measurements from Belle and BABAR of the time-dependent CP-violation parameters S and C in B->eta'K0 decays. Both experiments observe mixing-induced CP violation with a significance of more than 5 standard deviations in this b-> s penguin dominated mode. We also compare with theoretical expectations and discuss the latest results for SU(3)-related decays which are useful for obtaining bounds on the expected values of S and C.

J. G. Smith

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

222

Deriving a mode logic using failure modes and effects analysis  

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Modes are widely used to structure the behaviour of control systems. However, derivation and verification of a mode logic for complex systems is challenging due to a large number of modes and intricate mode transitions. In this paper, we propose an approach to deriving, formalising and verifying consistency of a mode logic for fault-tolerant control systems. We propose to use failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to systematically derive the fault tolerance part of the mode logic. We formalise the mode logic and define mode consistency properties for layered systems with reconfigurable components. We use our formalisation to develop and verify a mode-rich system by refinement in Event-B.

Yuliya Prokhorova; Linas Laibinis; Elena Troubitsyna; Kimmo Varpaaniemi; Timo Latvala

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Storage Ring Operation Modes  

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Longitudinal bunch profile and Up: APS Storage Ring Parameters Longitudinal bunch profile and Up: APS Storage Ring Parameters Previous: Source Parameter Table Storage Ring Operation Modes Standard Operating Mode, top-up Fill pattern: 102 mA in 24 singlets (single bunches) with a nominal current of 4.25 mA and a spacing of 153 nanoseconds between singlets. Lattice configuration: Low emittance lattice with effective emittance of 3.1 nm-rad and coupling of 1%. Bunch length (rms): 33.5 ps. Refill schedule: Continuous top-up with single injection pulses occurring at a minimum of two minute intervals, or a multiple of two minute intervals. Special Operating Mode - 324 bunches, non top-up Fill pattern: 102 mA in 324 uniformly spaced singlets with a nominal single bunch current of 0.31 mA and a spacing of 11.37 nanoseconds between singlets.

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Evidence for a Higgs boson in tau decays with the CMS detector  

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In this thesis, I describe the search for a Higgs boson through its decay to a pair of tan leptons with the tau-pair subsequently decaying to ail electron, a muon, and neutrinos. The search is performed using data collected from proton-proton collisions by the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to 5.0 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and 19.7 fb-1 at 8 TeV. The expected significance for a Standard Model Higgs boson signal with a mass of 125 GeV is at the level of 1.2 standard deviations for the electron muon tau-pair decay mode. A mild excess of events is seen above the SM background expectation in this decay mode, consistent with a SM Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV. In combination with results using other tau-pair decay modes, an excess of events above the background expectation is seen at the level of 3.4 standard deviations. This constitutes the first evidence for a Higgs boson to decay to leptons. This thesis also describes a...

Dutta, Valentina

225

Formation of $??$ atoms in $K_{?4} decay  

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We derive the decay rate of $\\pi\\mu$ atom formation in $K_{\\mu 4}$ decay. Using the obtained expressions we calculate the decay rate of atom formation and point out that considered decay can give a noticeable contribution as a background to the fundamental decay $K^+\\to \\pi^+\

S. R. Gevorkyan; A. V. Tarasov; O. O. Voskresenskaya

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Mass limits of invisibly decaying Higgs particles from the CERN LEP data  

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In the Majoron models the SU(2) Higgs doublet can decay invisibly into a Majoron pair via its mixing with a singlet. An analysis of the CERN LEP data shows the invisible decay mode to be more visible than the SM decay. For these models, the dominantly doublet Higgs field H is shown to have a mass limit within ±6 GeV of the SM limit irrespective of the model parameters. But the dominantly singlet one S can be arbitrarily light for a sufficiently small mixing angle.

Biswajoy Brahmachari, Anjan S. Joshipura, Saurabh D. Rindani, D. P. Roy, and K. Sridhar

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for a Higgs Boson Decaying into Two Photons at LEP  

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A Higgs particle produced in association with a Z boson and decaying into two photons is searched for in the data collected by the L3 experiment at LEP. All possible decay modes of the Z boson are investigated. No signal is observed in 447.5 pb^-1 of data recorded at centre-of-mass energies up to 209 GeV. Limits on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson decay into two photons as a function of the Higgs mass are derived. A lower limit on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson is set at 105.4 GeV at 95% confidence level.

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Scaling, Intermittency and Decay of MHD Turbulence  

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We discuss a few recent developments that are important for understanding of MHD turbulence. First, MHD turbulence is not so messy as it is usually believed. In fact, the notion of strong non-linear coupling of compressible and incompressible motions along MHD cascade is not tenable. Alfven, slow and fast modes of MHD turbulence follow their own cascades and exhibit degrees of anisotropy consistent with theoretical expectations. Second, the fast decay of turbulence is not related to the compressibility of fluid. Rates of decay of compressible and incompressible motions are very similar. Third, viscosity by neutrals does not suppress MHD turbulence in a partially ionized gas. Instead, MHD turbulence develops magnetic cascade at scales below the scale at which neutrals damp ordinary hydrodynamic motions. Forth, density statistics does not exhibit the universality that the velocity and magnetic field do. For instance, at small Mach numbers the density is anisotropic, but it gets isotropic at high Mach numbers. Fifth, the intermittency of magnetic field and velocity are different. Both depend on whether the measurements are done in local system of reference oriented along the local magnetic field or in the global system of reference related to the mean magnetic field.

A. Lazarian; J. Cho

2004-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

229

Decay of Ar41  

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A weak gamma ray has been found in the decay of Ar41 to K41. The energy of the gamma ray is 1.664±0.007 MeV; and its intensity, relative to that of the strong 1.293-MeV gamma ray, is (5±2)×10-4. It is concluded from the results of conincidence measurements that this gamma ray is the result of a beta-ray branch from Ar41 leading to an excited state in K41 at 1.664 MeV. The associated logft value is found to be 7.7±0.3. The spin and parity of the 1.664-MeV state in K41 are most probably 52+ or 72+.

William W. Pratt

1965-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

230

Study of B Meson Decays to ppbarh Final States  

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B mesons are unique among well-established non-quarkonium mesons in their ability to decay into baryons. Baryonic B decays offer a wide range of interesting areas of study: they can be used to test our theoretical understanding of rare decay processes involving baryons, search for direct CP violation and study low-energy QCD. This thesis presents measurements of branching fractions and a study of the decay dynamics of the charmless three-body decays of B meson into p{bar p}h final states, where h = {pi}{sup +}, K{sup +}, K{sub S}{sup 0}, K*{sup 0} or K*{sup +}. With a sample of 232 million {Upsilon}(4S) {yields} B{bar B} events collected with the BaBar detector, we report the first observation of the B {yields} p{bar p}K*{sup 0} decay, and provide improved measurements of branching fractions of the other modes. The distribution of the three final-state particles is of particular interest since it provides dynamical information on the possible presence of exotic intermediate states such as the hypothetical pentaquark states {Theta}*{sup ++} and {Theta}{sup +}in the m{sub pK{sup +}} and m{sub pK{sub S}{sup 0}} spectra, respectively, or glueball states (such as the tensor glueball f{sub J}(2220)) in the m{sub p{bar p}} spectrum. No evidence for exotic states is found and upper limits on the branching fractions are set. An enhancement at low p{bar p} mass is observed in all the B {yields} p{bar p}h modes, and its shape is compared between the decay modes and with the shape of the time-like proton form factor. A Dalitz plot asymmetry in B {yields} p{bar p}K{sup +} mode suggests dominance of the penguin amplitude in this decay and disfavors the possibility that the low mass p{bar p} enhancement originates from the presence of a resonance below threshold (such as the recently seen baryonium candidate at 1835 MeV/c{sup 2}). We also identify decays of the type B {yields} X{sub c{bar c}}h {yields} p{bar p}h, where h = K{sup +}, K{sub S}{sup 0}, K*{sup 0} or K*{sup +}, and X{sub c{bar c}} = {eta}{sub c} or J/{psi}. In particular, we report on the evidence of the B {yields} {eta}{sub c}K*{sup +} decay and provide a measurement of the width of {eta}{sub c}.

Hryn'ova, Tetiana B.; /SLAC

2006-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-electron capture on {sup 112}Sn to the excited 1871 keV state in {sup 112}Cd: A possible alternative to double-{beta} decay  

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We report the first use of a coincidence technique to study neutrinoless double-electron capture (0{nu}ECEC) to an excited state in the daughter nucleus. We investigated 0{nu}ECEC by {sup 112}Sn leading to the possibly degenerate 1871 keV excited state in {sup 112}Cd by searching for its deexcitation {gamma} rays of 1253 keV and 618 keV in coincidence. The experiment was performed at ground level. A sample of 3.91 g of tin enriched to 99.5% in {sup 112}Sn was placed between two high-purity germanium {gamma}-ray detectors. In order to enhance the sample material, rods of natural tin totaling 1.2 kg (natural abundance 0.97%{sup 112}Sn) surrounded the cylindrical surface of our two {gamma}-ray detectors. After an exposure of 1.59 kg x days of {sup 112}Sn, no decays were observed. From this null result we determine a lower limit for the half-life time of T{sub 1/2}>2.7(1.3)x10{sup 19} yr (68%(90%) CL). We hope to achieve a sensitivity in the 10{sup 23} to 10{sup 24} yr range with a sample of a few kg of {sup 112}Sn and improved {gamma}-ray detectors in an underground facility.

Kidd, M. F.; Esterline, J. H.; Tornow, W. [Department of Physics, Duke University and Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0308 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

232

Radiative Decay of the Muon  

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The radiative decay of the muon, ?+?e++?+?e+?¯?, has been measured using muons from the Columbia University Nevis synchrocyclotron. The decay products e+ and ? were observed at relative angles near 180°, using scintillation counters and two 9-in.×10-in. NaI crystals, which enabled simultaneous measurement of the positron and ? energies. The pulses from the crystals were displayed on oscilloscopes and photographed, and the measured amplitudes of these pulses were calibrated using the positron spectrum of the nonradiative decay. The two-dimensional energy spectrum for positrons and ?'s was obtained for about 900 events, after subtraction of background. This spectrum and the measured rate, obtained by normalizing to the nonradiative decay, were compared with theoretical predictions for the radiative decay. The results were in good agreement with the theory, within statistics, for the case of pure V-A coupling.

E. Bogart; E. DiCapua; P. Némethy; A. Strelzoff

1967-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Francium  

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Radon Radon Previous Element (Radon) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Radium) Radium Isotopes of the Element Francium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Francium has no naturally occurring isotopes. Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 199 12 milliseconds Alpha Decay > 0.00% Electron Capture No Data Available 200 49 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 201 62 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 201m 19 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 202 0.30 seconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 202m 0.29 seconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 203 0.55 seconds Alpha Decay <= 100.00% 204 1.8 seconds Alpha Decay 92.00%

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Radon  

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Astatine Astatine Previous Element (Astatine) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Francium) Francium Isotopes of the Element Radon [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Radon has no naturally occurring isotopes. Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 193 1.15 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 194 0.78 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 195 6 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 195m 5 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 196 4.4 milliseconds Alpha Decay 99.90% Electron Capture ~ 0.10% 197 53 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 197m 25 milliseconds Alpha Decay 100.00% 198 65 milliseconds Alpha Decay No Data Available

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Search for neutrinoless decays of the ? lepton  

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We have searched for neutrinoless ? decays into three charged particles. Evidence of such decays would demonstrate nonconservation of lepton flavor and, in some cases, lepton number. We see no signal for any such neutrinoless ? decays and set upper...

Baringer, Philip S.

1990-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can flavor-changing Z decay provide a test for supersymmetry?  

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We present a detailed calculation of the contributions from supersymmetric diagrams (involving gluino exchange) to flavor-changing decay modes of the Z boson. We find that for all processes such as Z?tc¯ and Z?t?, the supersymmetric contribution to the branching ratios is small compared to that from the standard model. Any experimental detection of such modes beyond the standard-model prediction will therefore point to the existence of new physics other than supersymmetry.

Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya and Amitava Raychaudhuri

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal dynamics and decay of coarse wood in early seral habitats of dry-mixed conifer forests in Oregon’s Eastern Cascades  

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Early seral forest habitats are increasingly valued for the unique structural resources they provide in many western US forests. Coarse woody detritus (CWD) are a significant feature of this developmental stage and are highly dynamic, suggesting these environments exhibit temporally diverse structural conditions prior to forest canopy closure. In dry-mixed conifer forests, snags are hypothesized to decay slower than logs making long-term dynamics in these forests dependent on snag fall, breakage and the decay rates of both standing and surface CWD. We estimated snag fall and breakage rates for Pinus ponderosa, Abies sp., P. menziesii and P. contorta snags in three diameter classes ( 41 cm) from 6057 snags across a 24-year chronosequence of early seral environments. Snag and log decay rates were estimated by felling 60 Abies sp. and 60 P. ponderosa snags, and sampling 40 P. ponderosa logs. Half-life estimates for snags 41 cm were 7, 12, and 17 years for Pinus sp., 10, 15, and 20 years for Abies sp., and 11, 17, and 23 years for P. menziesii. Breakage rates were lowest for small snags and not significantly different for medium and large snags, but did vary across species. We estimated an Abies sp. snag decomposition loss-rate constant of k = 0.0179 yr?1 (SE = 0.00533, p-value = 0.0014) but P. ponderosa snags did not exhibit statistically significant decay (k = 0.0024 yr?1, SE = 0.00518, p-value = 0.6414). P. ponderosa logs had an estimated decomposition loss-rate constant of k = 0.0243 yr?1 (SE = 0.0073, p-value = 0.0023), confirming reduced decay rates in snags and variation among species. Following high-severity fire, dry-mixed conifer stands experience relatively rapid temporal changes in CWD resources largely dependent on snag species and diameter-at-breast-height (DBH). Variation in fall, breakage and decay rates among species and DBH suggests maintaining a diverse selection of snag species and diameters would meet multiple ecological needs across a broader temporal scale. Additionally, given the rapid temporal changes in CWD, defining early seral habitat as the period immediately following disturbance until canopy closure may not adequately account for the diversity in habitat structures and resources available over time.

Christopher J. Dunn; John D. Bailey

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collisional damping of the geodesic acoustic mode  

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The frequency and damping rate of the geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) is revisited by using a gyrokinetic model with a number-conserving Krook collision operator. It is found that the damping rate of the GAM is non-monotonic as the collision rate increases. At low ion collision rate, the damping rate increases linearly with the collision rate; while as the ion collision rate is higher than v{sub ti}/R, where v{sub ti} and R are the ion thermal velocity and major radius, the damping rate decays with an increasing collision rate. At the same time, as the collision rate increases, the GAM frequency decreases from the (7/4+{tau})v{sub ti}/R to (1+{tau})v{sub ti}/R, where {tau} is the ratio of electron temperature to ion temperature.

Gao Zhe [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment  

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Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment Dual-Mode Hybrid/Two-Mode Hybrid Accomplishment DOE-funded research, in collaboration with Allison Buses and General Motors Corporation has led to the commercialization of a dramatically different hybrid transmission system for heavy-duty and light-duty applications. The Dual-Mode or Two-Mode hybrid system is an infinitely variable speed hybrid transmission that works with the engine and battery system and automatically chooses to operate in a parallel or series hybrid path to maximize efficiency and minimize emissions, fuel consumption and noise. Parallel and Series hybrid configurations are found on most hybrid vehicles today, both with their own pluses and minuses. The Dual- Mode/Two-Mode systems uses the positive characteristics from both systems to maximize fuel

240

Vus and neutron beta decay  

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We discuss the effect of the recent change of $V_{\\rm us}$ by three standard deviations on the standard model predictions for neutron beta decay observables. We also discuss the effect the experimental error bars of $V_{\\rm us}$ have on such predictions. Refined precision tests of the standard model will be made by a combined effort to improve measurements in neutron beta decay and in strangeness-changing decays. By itself the former will yield very precise measurements of $V_{\\rm ud}$ and make also very precise predictions for $V_{\\rm us}$.

A. Garcia; G. Sanchez-Colon

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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241

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Magnesium  

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Sodium Sodium Previous Element (Sodium) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Aluminum) Aluminum Isotopes of the Element Magnesium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 24 78.99% STABLE 25 10.00% STABLE 26 11.01% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 19 4.0 picoseconds Double Proton Emission 100.00% 20 90.8 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission ~ 27.00% 21 122 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 32.60% Electron Capture with delayed Alpha Decay < 0.50%

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Oxygen  

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Nitrogen Nitrogen Previous Element (Nitrogen) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Fluorine) Fluorine Isotopes of the Element Oxygen [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 16 99.757% STABLE 17 0.038% STABLE 18 0.205% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 12 1.139×10-21 seconds Proton Emission No Data Available 13 8.58 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 100.00% 14 70.620 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 15 122.24 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 16 STABLE - - 17 STABLE - - 18 STABLE - - 19 26.88 seconds Beta-minus Decay 100.00%

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It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Neon  

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Fluorine Fluorine Previous Element (Fluorine) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Sodium) Sodium Isotopes of the Element Neon [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 20 90.48% STABLE 21 0.27% STABLE 22 9.25% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 16 9×10-21 seconds Double Proton Emission 100.00% 17 109.2 milliseconds Electron Capture with delayed Alpha Decay No Data Available Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 100.00% 18 1.6670 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 19 17.22 seconds Electron Capture 100.00% 20 STABLE - -

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Rare exclusive hadronic W decays in a t-tbar environment  

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The large cross section for t-tbar production at the LHC and at any future hadron collider provides a high-statistics and relatively clean environment for a study of W boson properties: after tagging on a leptonic decay of one of the Ws and the two b-jets, an additional W still remains in the event. We study the prospect of making the first exclusive hadronic decay of a fundamental boson of the standard model, using the decay modes W to pi gamma and W to pi pi pi, and other related decays. By using strong isolation criteria, which we impose by searching for jets with a single particle constituent, we show that the three particle hadronic W decays have potential to be measured at the LHC. The possibility of measuring an involved spectrum of decay products could considerably expand our knowledge of how the W decays, and experimental techniques acquired in making these measurements would be useful for application to future measurements of exclusive hadronic Higgs boson decays.

Michelangelo Mangano; Tom Melia

2014-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare exclusive hadronic W decays in a t-tbar environment  

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The large cross section for t-tbar production at the LHC and at any future hadron collider provides a high-statistics and relatively clean environment for a study of W boson properties: after tagging on a leptonic decay of one of the Ws and the two b-jets, an additional W still remains in the event. We study the prospect of making the first exclusive hadronic decay of a fundamental boson of the standard model, using the decay modes W to pi gamma and W to pi pi pi, and other related decays. By using strong isolation criteria, which we impose by searching for jets with a single particle constituent, we show that the three particle hadronic W decays have potential to be measured at the LHC. The possibility of measuring an involved spectrum of decay products could considerably expand our knowledge of how the W decays, and experimental techniques acquired in making these measurements would be useful for application to future measurements of exclusive hadronic Higgs boson decays.

Mangano, Michelangelo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computer code for double beta decay QRPA based calculations  

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. The Enriched Xenon Observatory for neutrinoless double beta decay (EXO) will search for the rare decays

Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

247

Slow modes in Keplerian disks  

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Low-mass disks orbiting a massive body can support "slow" normal modes, in which the eigenfrequency is much less than the orbital frequency. Slow modes are lopsided, i.e., the azimuthal wavenumber m=1. We investigate the properties of slow modes, using softened self-gravity as a simple model for collective effects in the disk. We employ both the WKB approximation and numerical solutions of the linear eigenvalue equation. We find that all slow modes are stable. Discrete slow modes can be divided into two types, which we label g-modes and p-modes. The g-modes involve long leading and long trailing waves, have properties determined by the self-gravity of the disk, and are only present in narrow rings or in disks where the precession rate is dominated by an external potential. In contrast, the properties of p-modes are determined by the interplay of self-gravity and other collective effects. P-modes involve both long and short waves, and in the WKB approximation appear in degenerate leading/trailing pairs. Disks support a finite number---sometimes zero---of discrete slow modes, and a continuum of singular modes.

Scott Tremaine

2000-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the decay tau(-)->2 pi(-)pi(+)3 pi(0)nu(tau)  

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(-)pi(+)eta nu(tau), and pi(-)2 pi(0) eta nu(tau). This is the first observation of this omega decay mode and the branching fraction is measured to be (1.89(-0.67)(+0.74) +/- 0.40) x 10(-4)....

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Hancock, N.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for the Invisible Decay of Neutrons with KamLAND  

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The Kamioka Liquid scintillator Anti-Neutrino Detector (KamLAND) is used in a search for single neutron or two neutron intra-nuclear disappearance that would produce holes in the $\\it{s}$-shell energy level of $^{12}$C nuclei. Such holes could be created as a result of nucleon decay into invisible modes ($inv$), e.g. $n \\to 3\

The KamLAND collaboration

2005-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation and study of the baryonic B-meson decays B?D(*)pp? (?)(?)  

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We present results for B-meson decay modes involving a charm meson, protons, and pions using 455×10[superscript 6] BB? pairs recorded by the BaBar detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e[superscript +]e[superscript ...

Cowan, Ray Franklin

251

CP violation in sbottom decays  

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We study CP asymmetries in two-body decays of bottom squarks into charginos and tops. These asymmetries probe the SUSY CP phases of the sbottom and the chargino sector in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. We identify the MSSM parameter space where the CP asymmetries are sizeable, and analyze the feasibility of their observation at the LHC. As a result, potentially detectable CP asymmetries in sbottom decays are found, which motivates further detailed experimental studies for probing the SUSY CP phases.

Frank F. Deppisch; Olaf Kittel

2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

252

Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay  

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The neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay of nuclei is reviewed. We discuss neutrino mixing and 3x3 PMNS neutrino mixing matrix. Basic theory of neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is presented in some details. Results of different calculations of nuclear matrix element are discussed. Experimental situation is considered. The Appendix is dedicated to E. Majorana (brief biography and his paper in which the theory of Majorana particles is given)

S. M. Bilenky

2010-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

253

Study of High-multiplicity 3-prong and 5-prong Tau Decays at BaBar  

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We present measurements of the branching fractions of 3-prong and 5-prong {tau} decay modes using a sample of 430 million {tau} lepton pairs, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 468 fb{sup -1}, collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric energy e{sup +}e{sup -} storage rings. The {tau}{sup -} {yields} (3{pi}){sup -} {eta}{nu}{sub {tau}}, {tau}{sup -} {yields} (3{pi}){sup -} {yields} {omega}{nu}{sub {tau}} and {tau}{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup -} f{sub 1}(1285){nu}{sub {tau}} branching fractions are presented as well as a new limit on the branching fraction of the isospin-forbidden, second-class current {tau}{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup -} {eta}{prime}(958){nu}{sub {tau}} decay. We find no evidence for charged kaons in these decay modes and place the first upper limits on their branching fractions.

Lees, J.P

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Decay instability of an upper hybrid wave in a magnetized dusty plasmas  

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The decay instability of an upper hybrid wave into an upper hybrid sideband wave and low frequency ion-cyclotron wave are studied in a magnetized dusty plasma cylinder. The growth rate and ion-cyclotron mode frequencies were evaluated based on existing dusty plasma parameters. It is found that the unstable mode frequency increases linearly with {delta} (ion-to-electron density ratio). In addition, the growth rate of the unstable ion-cyclotron mode decreases sharply for lower values of {delta} in the presence of dust charge fluctuations, i.e., the dust grains increases the damping effect in three wave interaction process.

Gahlot, Ajay [Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, C-4, Janakpuri, New Delhi (India); Walia, Ritu [Department of Physics, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology, PSP Area Plot No.-1, Sector-22, Rohini, Delhi 110 086 (India); Sharma, Jyotsna [Department of Physics, KIIT College of Engineering, Gurgaon 122102 (India); Sharma, Suresh C.; Sharma, Rinku [Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technological University, Shahbad Daulatpur, Bawana Road, Delhi 110 042 (India)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

255

IMPORTANCE OF NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY Abstract  

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number violation in nature and what is its magnitude. The neutrinoless double beta decay experiment can

U. Sarkar; Utpal Sarkar

256

Precision measurement of the $D^{*0}$ decay branching fractions  

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Using 482 pb$^{-1}$ of data taken at $\\sqrt{s}=4.009$ GeV, we measure the branching fractions of the decays of $D^{*0}$ into $D^0\\pi^0$ and $D^0\\gamma$ to be $\\BR(D^{*0} \\to D^0\\pi^0)=(65.5\\pm 0.8\\pm 0.5)%$ and $\\BR(D^{*0} \\to D^0\\gamma)=(34.5\\pm 0.8\\pm 0.5)%$ respectively, by assuming that the $D^{*0}$ decays only into these two modes. The ratio of the two branching fractions is $\\BR(D^{*0} \\to D^0\\pi^0)/\\BR(D^{*0} \\to D^0\\gamma) =1.90\\pm 0.07\\pm 0.05$, which is independent of the assumption made above. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second ones systematic. The precision is improved by a factor of three compared to the present world average values.

M. Ablikim; M. N. Achasov; X. C. Ai; O. Albayrak; M. Albrecht; D. J. Ambrose; A. Amoroso; F. F. An; Q. An; J. Z. Bai; R. Baldini Ferroli; Y. Ban; D. W. Bennett; J. V. Bennett; M. Bertani; D. Bettoni; J. M. Bian; F. Bianchi; E. Boger; O. Bondarenko; I. Boyko; R. A. Briere; H. Cai; X. Cai; O. Cakir; A. Calcaterra; G. F. Cao; S. A. Cetin; J. F. Chang; G. Chelkov; G. Chen; H. S. Chen; H. Y. Chen; J. C. Chen; M. L. Chen; S. J. Chen; X. Chen; X. R. Chen; Y. B. Chen; H. P. Cheng; X. K. Chu; G. Cibinetto; D. Cronin-Hennessy; H. L. Dai; J. P. Dai; A. Dbeyssi; D. Dedovich; Z. Y. Deng; A. Denig; I. Denysenko; M. Destefanis; F. De Mori; Y. Ding; C. Dong; J. Dong; L. Y. Dong; M. Y. Dong; S. X. Du; P. F. Duan; J. Z. Fan; J. Fang; S. S. Fang; X. Fang; Y. Fang; L. Fava; F. Feldbauer; G. Felici; C. Q. Feng; E. Fioravanti; M. Fritsch; C. D. Fu; Q. Gao; Y. Gao; I. Garzia; K. Goetzen; W. X. Gong; W. Gradl; M. Greco; M. H. Gu; Y. T. Gu; Y. H. Guan; A. Q. Guo; L. B. Guo; T. Guo; Y. Guo; Y. P. Guo; Z. Haddadi; A. Hafner; S. Han; Y. L. Han; F. A. Harris; K. L. He; Z. Y. He; T. Held; Y. K. Heng; Z. L. Hou; C. Hu; H. M. Hu; J. F. Hu; T. Hu; Y. Hu; G. M. Huang; G. S. Huang; H. P. Huang; J. S. Huang; X. T. Huang; Y. Huang; T. Hussain; Q. Ji; Q. P. Ji; X. B. Ji; X. L. Ji; L. L. Jiang; L. W. Jiang; X. S. Jiang; J. B. Jiao; Z. Jiao; D. P. Jin; S. Jin; T. Johansson; A. Julin; N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki; X. L. Kang; X. S. Kang; M. Kavatsyuk; B. C. Ke; R. Kliemt; B. Kloss; O. B. Kolcu; B. Kopf; M. Kornicer; W. Kuehn; A. Kupsc; W. Lai; J. S. Lange; M. Lara; P. Larin; C. H. Li; Cheng Li; D. M. Li; F. Li; G. Li; H. B. Li; J. C. Li; Jin Li; K. Li; K. Li; P. R. Li; T. Li; W. D. Li; W. G. Li; X. L. Li; X. M. Li; X. N. Li; X. Q. Li; Z. B. Li; H. Liang; Y. F. Liang; Y. T. Liang; G. R. Liao; D. X. Lin; B. J. Liu; C. L. Liu; C. X. Liu; F. H. Liu; Fang Liu; Feng Liu; H. B. Liu; H. H. Liu; H. H. Liu; H. M. Liu; J. Liu; J. P. Liu; J. Y. Liu; K. Liu; K. Y. Liu; L. D. Liu; P. L. Liu; Q. Liu; S. B. Liu; X. Liu; X. X. Liu; Y. B. Liu; Z. A. Liu; Zhiqiang Liu; Zhiqing Liu; H. Loehner; X. C. Lou; H. J. Lu; J. G. Lu; R. Q. Lu; Y. Lu; Y. P. Lu; C. L. Luo; M. X. Luo; T. Luo; X. L. Luo; M. Lv; X. R. Lyu; F. C. Ma; H. L. Ma; L. L. Ma; Q. M. Ma; S. Ma; T. Ma; X. N. Ma; X. Y. Ma; F. E. Maas; M. Maggiora; Q. A. Malik; Y. J. Mao; Z. P. Mao; S. Marcello; J. G. Messchendorp; J. Min; T. J. Min; R. E. Mitchell; X. H. Mo; Y. J. Mo; C. Morales Morales; K. Moriya; N. Yu. Muchnoi; H. Muramatsu; Y. Nefedov; F. Nerling; I. B. Nikolaev; Z. Ning; S. Nisar; S. L. Niu; X. Y. Niu; S. L. Olsen; Q. Ouyang; S. Pacetti; P. Patteri; M. Pelizaeus; H. P. Peng; K. Peters; J. L. Ping; R. G. Ping; R. Poling; Y. N. Pu; M. Qi; S. Qian; C. F. Qiao; L. Q. Qin; N. Qin; X. S. Qin; Y. Qin; Z. H. Qin; J. F. Qiu; K. H. Rashid; C. F. Redmer; H. L. Ren; M. Ripka; G. Rong; X. D. Ruan; V. Santoro; A. Sarantsev; M. Savrié; K. Schoenning; S. Schumann; W. Shan; M. Shao; C. P. Shen; P. X. Shen; X. Y. Shen; H. Y. Sheng; M. R. Shepherd; W. M. Song; X. Y. Song; S. Sosio; S. Spataro; B. Spruck; G. X. Sun; J. F. Sun; S. S. Sun; Y. J. Sun; Y. Z. Sun; Z. J. Sun; Z. T. Sun; C. J. Tang; X. Tang; I. Tapan; E. H. Thorndike; M. Tiemens; D. Toth; M. Ullrich; I. Uman; G. S. Varner; B. Wang; B. L. Wang; D. Wang; D. Y. Wang; K. Wang; L. L. Wang; L. S. Wang; M. Wang; P. Wang; P. L. Wang; Q. J. Wang; S. G. Wang; W. Wang; X. F. Wang; Y. D. Wang; Y. F. Wang; Y. Q. Wang; Z. Wang; Z. G. Wang; Z. H. Wang; Z. Y. Wang; T. Weber; D. H. Wei; J. B. Wei; P. Weidenkaff; S. P. Wen; U. Wiedner; M. Wolke; L. H. Wu; Z. Wu; L. G. Xia; Y. Xia; D. Xiao; Z. J. Xiao; Y. G. Xie; G. F. Xu; L. Xu; Q. J. Xu; Q. N. Xu; X. P. Xu; L. Yan; W. B. Yan; W. C. Yan; Y. H. Yan; H. X. Yang; L. Yang; Y. Yang; Y. X. Yang; H. Ye; M. Ye; M. H. Ye; J. H. Yin; B. X. Yu; C. X. Yu; H. W. Yu; J. S. Yu; C. Z. Yuan; W. L. Yuan; Y. Yuan; A. Yuncu; A. A. Zafar; A. Zallo; Y. Zeng; B. X. Zhang; B. Y. Zhang; C. Zhang; C. C. Zhang; D. H. Zhang; H. H. Zhang; H. Y. Zhang; J. J. Zhang; J. L. Zhang; J. Q. Zhang; J. W. Zhang; J. Y. Zhang; J. Z. Zhang; K. Zhang; L. Zhang; S. H. Zhang; X. Y. Zhang; Y. Zhang; Y. H. Zhang; Z. H. Zhang; Z. P. Zhang; Z. Y. Zhang; G. Zhao; J. W. Zhao; J. Y. Zhao; J. Z. Zhao; Lei Zhao; Ling Zhao; M. G. Zhao; Q. Zhao; Q. W. Zhao; S. J. Zhao; T. C. Zhao; Y. B. Zhao; Z. G. Zhao; A. Zhemchugov; B. Zheng; J. P. Zheng; W. J. Zheng; Y. H. Zheng; B. Zhong; L. Zhou; Li Zhou; X. Zhou; X. K. Zhou; X. R. Zhou; X. Y. Zhou; K. Zhu; K. J. Zhu; S. Zhu; X. L. Zhu; Y. C. Zhu; Y. S. Zhu; Z. A. Zhu; J. Zhuang; B. S. Zou; J. H. Zou; for BESIII Collaboration

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Application of a cubic barrier in exotic decay studies  

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In exotic decay studies, the branching ratios for spontaneous emissions of fragments heavier than alpha particle have been found to be very sensitive to the shape of the potential barrier. In order to fix the top of barrier correctly, finite range effects are included in our calculations. Experimental Q values for different decay modes are chosen so as to incorporate the shell effects. The shape of the barrier in the overlapping region is approximated by a third-order polynomial suggested by Nix. The cubic barrier is found to be more suitable near the penetrating region. This model is applied to calculate the branching ratios for the spontaneous emission of heavier fragments. The results obtained compare well with those of other theoretical models and experimental values.

Shanmugam, G.; Kamalaharan, B.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Nuclear moments for the neutrinoless double beta decay II  

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The recently developed formalism for the evaluation of nuclear form factors in neutrinoless double beta decay is applied to $^{48}Ca$, $^{76}Ge$, $^{82}Se$, $^{100}Mo$, $^{128}Te$ and $^{130}Te$ nuclei. Explicit analytical expressions that follows from this theoretical development, in the single mode model for the decay of $^{48}Ca$, have been worked out. They are useful both for testing the full numerical calculations, and for analytically checking the consistency with other formalisms. Large configuration space calculations are compared with previous studies, where alternative formulations were used. Yet, besides using the G-matrix as residual interaction, we here use a simple $\\delta$-force. Attention is paid to the connected effects of the short range nuclear correlations and the finite nucleon size. Constraints on lepton number violating terms in the weak Hamiltonian (effective neutrino Majorana mass and effective right-handed current coupling strengths) are deduced.

C. Barbero; F. Krmpoti?; A. Mariano; D. Tadi?

1999-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental charmonium decay results from BES  

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Based on 14 million psi(2S) and 58 million J/psi events collected by the BESII detector, the leptonic decay of psi(2S) into $\\tau^+\\tau^-$, psi(2S) multi-body decays, chi_cJ decays, and J/psi hadronic decays are studied, and the branching fractions of these decays are reported. These results may shed light on the understanding of QCD.

Ping Rong-Gang; F. A. Harris; for BES collaboration

2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

260

Spontaneous emission into a planar optical waveguide mode by an atom outside the waveguide  

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An electronically excited atom or molecule located outside but near a planar optical waveguide can decay by spontaneous emission of a photon into a guided mode of the waveguide. We outline a QED theory for calculating the probability for this process and describe general physical insights from that theory. A couple of representative examples are discussed in detail.

Andrei Modoran; Gregory Lafyatis

2006-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the Higgs CP-mixing angle in the tau decay channels  

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The measurement of possible Higgs sector CP-violation in the tau decay channels at the LHC is investigated. A CP-violating effect would manifest itself in these decay modes in characteristic spin-spin correlations of the tau lepton pairs which can be accessed using the momenta and impact parameters of the charged tau decay particles. We examine a CP-sensitive observable for a 125 GeV Higgs boson resonance in the gluon fusion channel at the LHC. Furthermore, we consider the distribution of this observable for the irreducible Drell-Yan background. By splitting these events into two categories we obtain two different distributions which can be used for calibration purposes. Finally, we estimate the achievable precision of the scalar-pseudo-scalar mixing angle of the tau decay channel for Run II and the high luminosity run of the LHC.

Berge, Stefan; Kirchner, Sebastian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Lepton Universality, |V(Us)| and Search for Second Class Current in Tau Decays  

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Several hundred million {tau} decays have been studied with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Recent results on Charged Current Lepton Universality and two independent measurements of |V{sub us}| using {tau}{sup -} {yields} e{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub e}{nu}{sub {tau}}, {mu}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}}{nu}{sub {tau}}, {pi}{sup -}{nu}{sub {tau}}, K{sup -} {nu}{sub {tau}} and K{sub S}{sup 0}{pi}{sup -} {nu}{sub {tau}} decays, and a search for Second Class Current in {tau}{sup -} {yields} {pi}{sup -} {omega}{nu}{sub {tau}} decays are presented, where the charge conjugate decay modes are also implied.

Banerjee, Swagato; /Victoria U.

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

263

A method to measure the absolute branching fractions of $?_c$ decays  

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It is proposed to exploit the decay of the meson ${B}^+ \\rightarrow p \\pi^+ \\pi^+ \\bar{\\Sigma}_c^{--}$ and of its charge conjugate $B^-$ copiously produced at LHC to obtain a sample of $\\Lambda_c$ baryons through the strong decay $\\Sigma_c \\rightarrow \\Lambda_c \\pi$. The sample thus obtained is not affected by biases typically introduced by selections that depend on specific decay modes. Therefore it allows a measurement of the absolute branching fraction for the decay of the $\\Lambda_c$ baryon into $ p K \\pi$ or into other observable final states to be performed in a model independent manner. The accuracy that can be achieved with this method is discussed and it is shown that it would be either competitive with or an improvement over current measurements.

Andrea Contu; Dorothea Fonnesu; Rudolf Gerhard Christiaan Oldeman; Biagio Saitta; Claudia Vacca

2014-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

264

Extraction of {gamma} from charmless hadronic B {yields} PP decays using SU(3) flavor symmetry  

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The decays of B mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons (PP decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and quark-diagrammatic topological approach. Flavor symmetry breaking is taken into account in tree (T) amplitudes through ratios of decay constants fK and f{pi}; exact SU(3) is assumed elsewhere. Acceptable fits to B {yields} PP branching ratios and CP asymmetries are obtained with tree, color-suppressed and QCD penguin amplitudes. Singlet penguin amplitude was introduced to describe decay amplitudes of the modes with {eta} and {eta}' mesons in the final state. Electroweak penguin amplitudes were expressed in terms of the corresponding tree-level diagrams. Values of the weak phase {gamma} were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Suprun, Denis A. [High Energy Theory Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 (United States)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

265

Observation of the decay Xi0 ---> Sigma+ mu- anti-nu(mu)  

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The {Xi}{sup 0} muon semi-leptonic decay has been observed for the first time with nine identified events using the KTeV beam line and detector at Fermilab. The decay is normalized to the {Xi}{sup 0} beta decay mode and yields a value for the ratio of decay rates {Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {mu}})/{Lambda}({Xi}{sup 0} {yields} {Sigma}{sup +}e{sup -} {bar {nu}}{sub e}) of (1.8{sub -0.5}{sup +0.7}(stat.) {+-} 0.2(syst.)) x 10{sup -2} at the 68% confidence level. This is in agreement with the SU(3) flavor symmetric quark model.

Alavi-Harati, A.; Alexopoulos, T.; Arenton, M.; Barbosa, R.F.; Barker, A.R.; Barrio, M.; Bellantoni, L.; Bellavance, A.; Blucher, E.; Bock, G.J.; Bown, C.; Bright, S.; Cheu, E.; Coleman, R.; Corcoran, M.D.; Cox, B.; Erwin, A.R.; Escobar, C.O.; Ford, R.; Glazov, A.; Golossanov, A.; /Arizona U. /UCLA /UC, San Diego /Campinas State U. /Chicago U.,

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Phonon-roton modes of liquid 4He beyond the roton in the porous medium MCM-41  

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We present neutron scattering measurements of the phonon-roton (P-R) mode of superfluid 4He confined in 47 Å MCM-41 at T=0.5 K at wave vectors, Q, beyond the roton wave vector (QR=1.92 Å?1). Measurements beyond the roton require access to high wave vectors (up to Q=4 Å?1) with excellent energy resolution and high statistical precision. Only one previous measurement in porous media (in aerogel) with low statistical precision has been reported. At T=0.5 K, we find that the P-R mode in MCM-41 extends out to wave vector Q?3.6 Å?1, with the same energy and zero width (within precision) as observed in bulk superfluid 4He. Layer modes in the roton region are also observed. Specifically, the P-R mode energy, ?Q, increases with Q for Q>QR and reaches a plateau at a maximum energy ?Q=2? where ? is the roton energy, ?=0.74 ± 0.01 meV in MCM-41. This upper limit means the P-R mode decays to two rotons if its energy exceeds 2?. It also means that the P-R mode does not decay to two-layers modes. If the P-R could decay to two-layer modes, ?Q would plateau at a lower energy, ?Q=2?L, where ?L=0.60 meV is the energy of the roton-like minimum of the layer mode. Rather the P-R mode and the layer modes observed in porous media appear to be quite different modes with little interaction between them.

R. T. Azuah; S. O. Diallo; M. A. Adams; O. Kirichek; H. R. Glyde

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

267

Alpha decay of Fr215  

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The ?-decay property of Fr215 has been studied by the pulsed-beam method, in which Fr215 was produced in the Bi209(C12,?2n) reaction and its ? decay was measured between natural beam bursts of the cyclotron. The ground state of Fr215 was found to decay with E?=9.355±0.010 MeV and t12=0.12±0.02 ?sec. The reduced ? width of Fr215 is shown to fit the systematical trend of N=128 isotones very well and to agree with the simple shell-model calculation. Distributions of recoil angles for reaction products in the (C12,?xn) reaction were found to be quite different from those for (C12,xn) products, giving a convenient method of distinguishing these reaction products.[NUCLEAR REACTIONS Bi209(C12,xn), Bi209(C12,?xn), E=73-80 MeV; measured ? decay and W(?) of reaction products, E?, t12; deduced ?-decay width of Fr215.

T. Nomura; K. Hiruta; M. Yoshie; O. Hashimoto

1974-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Charmless Hadronic B Decays into Vector, Axial Vector and Tensor Final States at BaBar  

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We present experimental measurements of branching fraction and longitudinal polarization fraction in charmless hadronic B decays into vector, axial vector and tensor final states with the final dataset of BABAR. Measurements of such kind of decays are a powerful tool both to test the Standard Model and search possible sources of new physics. In this document we present a short review of the last experimental results at BABAR concerning charmless quasi two-body decays in final states containing particles with spin 1 or spin 2 and different parities. This kind of decays has received considerable theoretical interest in the last few years and this particular attention has led to interesting experimental results at the current b-factories. In fact, the study of longitudinal polarization fraction f{sub L} in charmless B decays to vector vector (VV), vector axial-vector (VA) and axial-vector axial-vector (AA) mesons provides information on the underlying helicity structure of the decay mechanism. Naive helicity conservation arguments predict a dominant longitudinal polarization fraction f{sub L} {approx} 1 for both tree and penguin dominated decays and this pattern seems to be confirmed by tree-dominated B {yields} {rho}{rho} and B{sup +} {yields} {Omega}{rho}{sup +} decays. Other penguin dominated decays, instead, show a different behavior: the measured value of f{sub L} {approx} 0.5 in B {yields} {phi}K* decays is in contrast with naive Standard Model (SM) calculations. Several solutions have been proposed such as the introduction of non-factorizable terms and penguin-annihilation amplitudes, while other explanations invoke new physics. New modes have been investigated to shed more light on the problem.

Gandini, Paolo; /Milan U. /INFN, Milan

2012-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

269

A,B,C`s of nuclear science  

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This introductory level presentation contains information on nuclear structure, radioactivity, alpha decay, beta decay, gamma decay, half-life, nuclear reactions, fusion, fission, cosmic rays, and radiation protection. Nine experiments with procedures and test questions are included.

Noto, V.A. [Mandeville High School, LA (United States); Norman, E.B.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Dairiki, J.; Matis, H.S.; McMahan, M.A.; Otto, R. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1995-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITE DE CAEN BASSE-NORMANDIE attribu par la bibliothque  

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of double beta decay and in particular the search for neutrinoless double beta decay (0). The quantityNEMO experiment aims to reach a sensitivity up to 10 26 years on the half-life of neutrinoless double beta decay

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

271

Thermodynamics of decaying vacuum cosmologies  

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The thermodynamic behavior of decaying vacuum cosmologies is investigated within a manifestly covariant formulation. Such a process corresponds to a continuous, irreversible energy flow from the vacuum component to the created matter constituents. It is shown that if the specific entropy per particle remains constant during the process, the equilibrium relations are preserved. In particular, if the vacuum decays into photons, the energy density ? and average number density of photons n scale with the temperature as ??T4 and n?T3. The temperature law is determined and a generalized Planckian-type form of the spectrum, which is preserved in the course of the evolution, is also proposed. Some consequences of these results for decaying vacuum FRW-type cosmologies as well as for models with "adiabatic" photon creation are discussed.

J. A. S. Lima

1996-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

272

Flexure modes in carbon nanotubes  

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Phonons are calculated for single wall carbon nanotubes. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are presented for armchair and zig-zag tubes. The model contains just three adjustable spring constants: two for first and second nearest neighbor directed bonds, and a third for radial bond-bending interactions. There are four low frequency modes at long wavelength: a longitudinal acoustical, a torsional mode, and two flexure modes.

G. D. Mahan and Gun Sang Jeon

2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

273

Excitation of kinetic geodesic acoustic modes by drift waves in nonuniform plasmas  

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Effects of system nonuniformities and kinetic dispersiveness on the spontaneous excitation of Geodesic Acoustic Mode (GAM) by Drift Wave (DW) turbulence are investigated based on nonlinear gyrokinetic theory. The coupled nonlinear equations describing parametric decay of DW into GAM and DW lower sideband are derived and then solved both analytically and numerically to investigate the effects on the parametric decay process due to system nonuniformities, such as nonuniform diamagnetic frequency, finite radial envelope of DW pump, and kinetic dispersiveness. It is found that the parametric decay process is a convective instability for typical tokamak parameters when finite group velocities of DW and GAM associated with kinetic dispersiveness and finite radial envelope are taken into account. When, however, nonuniformity of diamagnetic frequency is taken into account, the parametric decay process becomes, time asymptotically, a quasi-exponentially growing absolute instability.

Qiu, Z. [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China)] [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China); Chen, L. [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China); Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of California, Irvine, California 92697-4575 (United States); Zonca, F. [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China) [Inst. Fusion Theory and Simulation, Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou 310027 (China); Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, C.P. 65 - I-00044 - Frascati (Italy)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

274

Current Algebras and Meson Decays  

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By using quark-algebra equal-time commutation relations and a smooth pole-dominated form for the vector-vector-axial-vector vertex in the high-energy limit, one can describe the radiative decays of the vector mesons and the ??3? decay in excellent agreement with experimental data. It is shown, however, that if we exploit all equations this procedure gives, we get into contradictions. By introducing a non-smooth amplitude, the contradictions can be eliminated in such a way that the good predictions of the smooth case remain unaltered. The various aspects of the results are discussed.

Tibor Nagy

1970-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Mode Order Converter Using Tapered Multi-mode Interference Couplers  

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, and modes of guided light is essential for flexibility in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design.3120) Integrated optics devices; (130.2790) Guided waves 1. Introduction Accommodating various sizes, shapes indices. One can define Am0 as the transmission of the fundamental mode in the output guide when exciting

Texas at Austin, University of

276

Interference Effects in Leptonic Decays  

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It is proven that in any leptonic decay experiment in which the lepton masses and charges may be neglected, and in which no pseudoscalar correlations are measured, all V·A interference terms will be antisymmetric under exchange of the two leptons, while the pure V and A terms will be symmetric. If the experiment measures a pseudoscalar correlation, these conclusions are reversed. Even if the lepton masses cannot be ignored (e.g., for ?0??-+?¯+p, or low-energy ? decay) it is still true that no V·A interference may appear when scalars are measured, and only V·A interference may contribute when pseudoscalars are measured, providing that the lepton spins and momenta are not directly observed. Thus experiments can be devised that involve no interference effects, or only interference effects. This theorem holds independently of the strangeness change, spin change, energy transfer, or of any particular assumptions about the form of the V and A currents. It proves most useful when it is difficult or tedious to calculate transition rates directly. Applications are discussed, including possible tests of the Feynman-Gell-Mann theory in nonunique forbidden ? decay, of the nature of the leptonic ?0 and K0 decay interaction, and of the charge symmetry properties of weak interactions.

Steven Weinberg

1959-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

277

?-Meson Decay into Three Electrons  

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The decay ?-?e-+e-+e+ via internal conversion is computed using a phenomenological matrix element for the ?e? interaction. The result is compared with present experimental limits for this process and the results concerning the form factors in the matrix element are discussed. The energy distribution of the emitted electrons is also computed.

M. Bander and G. Feinberg

1960-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

Bragg scattering measurement of atmospheric plasma decay  

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The decay processes of the plasma layers generated by two intersecting microwave pulses in 1 torr dry air are investigated by Bragg scattering method. The results of measurement show that the electrons decay i...

Y. S. Zhang; S. P. Kuo

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Causes and Control of Wood Decay,  

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1 Causes and Control of Wood Decay, Degradation & Stain #12;2 Contents Moisture .................................................................................3 Wood Degradation: Causes and Control..............................4 Weathering......................................................................................................4 Naturally Decay-resistant Species...........................................................5 Wood

280

Measurement of the Forward-Backward Asymmetry in the $B \\to K^{(*)} \\mu^+ \\mu^-$ Decay and First Observation of the $B^0_s \\to \\phi \\mu^+ \\mu^-$ Decay  

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We reconstruct the rare decays B{sup +} {yields} K{sup +} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, B{sup 0} {yields} K*(892){sup 0} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}, and B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}(1020){mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} in a data sample corresponding to 4.4 fb{sup -1} collected in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. Using 120 {+-} 16 B{sup +} {yields} K{sup +} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and 101 {+-} 12 B{sup 0} {yields} K*{sup 0} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decays we report the branching ratios. In addition, we report the measurement of the differential branching ratio and the muon forward-backward asymmetry in the B{sup +} and B{sup 0} decay modes, and the K*{sup 0} longitudinal polarization in the B{sup 0} decay mode with respect to the squared dimuon mass. These are consistent with the theoretical prediction from the standard model, and most recent determinations from other experiments and of comparable accuracy. We also report the first observation of the B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decay and measure its branching ratio {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {phi}{mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) = [1.44 {+-} 0.33 {+-} 0.46] x 10{sup -6} using 27 {+-} 6 signal events. This is currently the most rare B{sub s}{sup 0} decay observed.

Aaltonen, T.; /Helsinki Inst. of Phys.; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua; Amidei, D.; /Michigan U.; Anastassov, A.; /Northwestern U.; Annovi, A.; /Frascati; Antos, J.; /Comenius U.; Apollinari, G.; /Fermilab; Appel, J.A.; /Fermilab; Apresyan, A.; /Purdue U.; Arisawa, T.; /Waseda U. /Dubna, JINR

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Multiwire-Proportional-Counter Measurement of the ML Orbital-Electron-Capture Ratio in Ge71 Decay  

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The ML orbital-electron-capture ratio in Ge71 decay has been measured in a wall-less multiwire proportional counter containing the gaseous radioactive compound Ge71H4. The counter was filled to 6 atm with argon containing 15 cm Hg propane. Recent advances in proportional-counter spectrometry below 500 eV have extended the sensitivity for precision measurement to the detection of single- and few-electron events down to essentially zero energy, even in the presence of high intensities of more energetic radiation. These improvements are the result not only of the sophistication of the low-noise electronic system, but also of the present investigation of the degradation spectrum (low-energy tails and afterpulses) from spectral peaks, and of the resolution from each other of single- and few-electron spectra by using computer analysis. A fully transistorized electronic system was developed which includes a special dc-coupled logic unit with zero-time recovery (updating) to perform the following operations: (i) to ensure proper anticoincidence functioning of the ring counter; (ii) to provide paralysis pulses necessary to block possible afterpulses following an ionizing event in either the ring or central counter; and (iii) to eliminate the phenomenon of front- and backedge clipping of large pulses into small ones by the action of the anticoincidence gate. Measurements were made of the K, L, and M peaks, having mean energies of 10.37 keV, 1298, and 158 eV, respectively, and the resulting orbital-electron-capture ratios were determined to be PLPK=0.117±0.001 and PMPL=0.162±0.003. These ratios are compared with theoretical results. Whereas the present LK capture ratio is in closer agreement with theory corrected for exchange according to Bahcall, the theoretical prediction of the ML ratio by Bahcall with correction for exchange lies approximately 7% above the present value, which agrees well with a recent theoretical calculation by Vatai. The half-life of Ge71 was found by least-squares fitting to be 11.15 ± 0.15 days, by following the decay of K x rays from a solid source with a Ge(Li) x-ray detector.

H. Genz; J. P. Renier; J. G. Pengra; R. W. Fink

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Nonlocal theory of electromagnetic wave decay into two electromagnetic waves in a rippled density plasma channel  

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Parametric decay of a large amplitude electromagnetic wave into two electromagnetic modes in a rippled density plasma channel is investigated. The channel is taken to possess step density profile besides a density ripple of axial wave vector. The density ripple accounts for the momentum mismatch between the interacting waves and facilitates nonlinear coupling. For a given pump wave frequency, the requisite ripple wave number varies only a little w.r.t. the frequency of the low frequency decay wave. The radial localization of electromagnetic wave reduces the growth rate of the parametric instability. The growth rate decreases with the frequency of low frequency electromagnetic wave.

Sati, Priti; Tripathi, V. K. [Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, Delhi 110054 (India)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

283

Search for neutrinoless decays tau -> lhh and tau -> lV0  

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We have searched for neutrinoless tau lepton decays into l h h or l V0, where l stands for an electron or muon, h for a charged light hadron, pi or K, and V0 for a neutral vector meson, rho, K*(892) and phi, using a 158 /fb data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. Since the number of events observed are consistent with the expected background, we set upper limits on the branching fractions in the range of 1.6-8.0 x 10-7 for various decay modes at the 90% confidence level.

Y. Yusa; for the Belle Collaboration

2006-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

284

Search for Lepton-Flavor and Lepton-Number Violation in the Decay tau to lhh'  

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A search for lepton-flavor and lepton-number violation in the decay of the tau lepton into one charged lepton and two charged hadrons is performed using 221.4 fb{sup -1} of data collected at an e{sup +}e{sup -} center-of-mass energy of 10.58 GeV with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring. In all 14 decay modes considered, the observed data are compatible with background expectations, and upper limits are set in the range {Beta}({tau} {yields} {ell}hh') < (0.7-4.8) x 10{sup -7} at 90% confidence level.

Aubert, B.; Barate, R.; Boutigny, D.; Couderc, F.; Karyotakis, Y.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; Zghiche, A.; /Annecy, LAPP; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona, IFAE; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; Pompili, A.; /Bari U. /INFN, Bari; Chen, J.C.; Qi, N.D.; Rong, G.; Wang, P.; Zhu, Y.S.; /Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys.; Eigen, G.; Ofte, I.; Stugu, B. /Bergen U. /LBL, Berkeley /UC, Berkeley /Birmingham U. /Ruhr U., Bochum /Bristol U. /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UCLA /UC, Riverside /UC, San

2005-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

285

NEUTRINOLESS DOUBLE BETA DECAY AND ITS “INVERSE”  

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subsequently published arguments, non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay has, to date, no bearing on

Clemens A. Heusch; Peter Minkowski

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and CP Violation  

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neutrinoless double beta decay in the case of two neutrino generations (or when the third generation leptons do

Patrick J. O’donnell; Utpal Sarkar

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Decays of near BPS heterotic strings  

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The decay of highly excited massive string states in compactified heterotic string theories is discussed. We calculate the decay rate and spectrum of states carrying momentum and winding in the compactified direction. The longest lived states in the spectrum are near Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) states whose decay is dominated by a single decay channel of massless radiation which brings the state closer to being BPS.

Michael Gutperle and Darya Krym

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

288

Charmless $B \\to PP$ decays using flavor SU(3) symmetry  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar ($P$) mesons are analyzed within a framework of flavor SU(3). Symmetry breaking is taken into account in tree ($T$) amplitudes through ratios of decay constants; exact SU(3) is assumed elsewhere. Acceptable fits to $B \\to \\pi \\pi$ and $B \\to K \\pi$ branching ratios and CP asymmetries are obtained with tree, color-suppressed ($C$), penguin ($P$), and electroweak penguin ($P_{EW}$) amplitudes. Crucial additional terms for describing processes involving $\\eta$ and $\\eta'$ include a large flavor-singlet penguin amplitude ($S$) as proposed earlier and a penguin amplitude $P_{tu}$ associated with intermediate $t$ and $u$ quarks. For the $B^+ \\to \\pi^+ \\eta'$ mode a term $S_{tu}$ associated with intermediate $t$ and $u$ quarks also may be needed. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ are obtained consistent with an earlier analysis of $B \\to VP$ decays, where $V$ denotes a vector meson, and with other analyses of CKM parameters.

Cheng-Wei Chiang; Michael Gronau; Jonathan L. Rosner; Denis A. Suprun

2004-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

289

Charmless $B \\to PP$ decays using flavor SU(3) symmetry  

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The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar ($P$) mesons are analyzed within a framework of flavor SU(3). Symmetry breaking is taken into account in tree ($T$) amplitudes through ratios of decay constants; exact SU(3) is assumed elsewhere. Acceptable fits to $B \\to \\pi \\pi$ and $B \\to K \\pi$ branching ratios and CP asymmetries are obtained with tree, color-suppressed ($C$), penguin ($P$), and electroweak penguin ($P_{EW}$) amplitudes. Crucial additional terms for describing processes involving $\\eta$ and $\\eta'$ include a large flavor-singlet penguin amplitude ($S$) as proposed earlier and a penguin amplitude $P_{tu}$ associated with intermediate $t$ and $u$ quarks. For the $B^+ \\to \\pi^+ \\eta'$ mode a term $S_{tu}$ associated with intermediate $t$ and $u$ quarks also may be needed. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ are obtained consistent with an earlier analysis of $B \\to VP$ decays, where $V$ denotes a vector meson, and with other analyses of CKM parameters.

Chiang, Cheng-Wei; Rosner, Jonathan L; Suprun, Denis A; Chiang, Cheng-Wei; Gronau, Michael; Rosner, Jonathan L.; Suprun, Denis A.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Imperfect World of $??$-decay Nuclear Data Sets  

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The precision of double-beta ($\\beta\\beta$) decay experimental half lives and their uncertainties is reanalyzed. The method of Benford's distributions has been applied to nuclear reaction, structure and decay data sets. First-digit distribution trend for $\\beta\\beta$-decay T$_{1/2}^{2\

B. Pritychenko

2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

291

Double beta decay: experiments and theory review  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is one of the most powerful tools to set the neutrino mass absolute scale and establish whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle. After a summary of the neutrinoless double beta decay phenomenology, the present status of the experimental search for this rare decay is reported and the prospects for next generation experiments are reviewed.

A. Nucciotti

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

292

A First Look at Tree Decay An Introduction to How Injury and Decay Affect Trees  

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A First Look at Tree Decay An Introduction to How Injury and Decay Affect Trees by Kevin T. Smith Look at Tree Decay Photosynthesis and decay are the two most essential processes in nature. Photosynthesis by green plants captures and stores energy from the sun. This energy is used to form wood

293

Mode synthesizing atomic force microscopy and mode-synthesizing sensing  

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A method of analyzing a sample that includes applying a first set of energies at a first set of frequencies to a sample and applying, simultaneously with the applying the first set of energies, a second set of energies at a second set of frequencies, wherein the first set of energies and the second set of energies form a multi-mode coupling. The method further includes detecting an effect of the multi-mode coupling.

Passian, Ali; Thundat, Thomas George; Tetard, Laurene

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

294

Localized defect modes in graphene  

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We study the properties of localized vibrational modes associated with structural defects in a sheet of graphene. For the examples of the Stone-Wales defects, one- and two-atom vacancies, many-atom linear vacancies, and adatoms in a honeycomb lattice, we demonstrate that the local defect modes are characterized by stable oscillations with the frequencies lying outside the linear frequency bands of an ideal graphene. In the frequency spectral density of thermal oscillations, such localized defect modes lead to the additional peaks from the right side of the frequency band of the ideal sheet of graphene, which indicate the presence of defects in the graphene flakes.

Alexander V. Savin and Yuri S. Kivshar

2013-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

295

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Chlorine  

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Sulfur Sulfur Previous Element (Sulfur) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Argon) Argon Isotopes of the Element Chlorine [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 35 75.76% STABLE 37 24.24% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 28 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 29 < 20 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 30 < 30 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 31 150 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 0.70% 32 298 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00%

296

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Potassium  

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Argon Argon Previous Element (Argon) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Calcium) Calcium Isotopes of the Element Potassium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 39 93.2581% STABLE 40 0.0117% 1.248×10+9 years 41 6.7302% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 32 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 33 < 25 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 34 < 25 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 35 178 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 0.37% 36 342 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00%

297

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Phosphorus  

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Silicon Silicon Previous Element (Silicon) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Sulfur) Sulfur Isotopes of the Element Phosphorus [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 31 100% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 24 No Data Available Electron Capture (suspected) No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 25 < 30 nanoseconds Proton Emission 100.00% 26 43.7 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission No Data Available 27 260 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with

298

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Gallium  

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Zinc Zinc Previous Element (Zinc) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Germanium) Germanium Isotopes of the Element Gallium [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 69 60.108% STABLE 71 39.892% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 56 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 57 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 58 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 59 No Data Available Proton Emission (suspected) No Data Available 60 70 milliseconds Electron Capture 98.40%

299

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Copper  

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Nickel Nickel Previous Element (Nickel) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Zinc) Zinc Isotopes of the Element Copper [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 63 69.15% STABLE 65 30.85% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 52 No Data Available Proton Emission No Data Available 53 < 300 nanoseconds Electron Capture No Data Available Proton Emission No Data Available 54 < 75 nanoseconds Proton Emission No Data Available 55 27 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% Electron Capture with delayed Proton Emission 15.0% 56 93 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00%

300

Radiolabeled red blood cells: status, problems, and prospects  

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Radionuclidic labels for red cells can be divided into two main categories - cohort or pulse labels, and random labels. The random labels are incorporated into circulating cells of all ages and the labeling process is usually carried out in vitro. The red cell labels in predominant use involve random labeling and employ technetium-99m, chromium-51, indium-111, and gallium-68, roughly in that order. The extent of usefulness depends on the properties of the label such as the half-life, decay mode, and in-vivo stability, etc. Labeled cells can be used for red cell survival measurements when the half-life of the radionuclide is sufficiently long. The major portion of this article deals with random labels.

Srivastava, S.C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Peeling mode relaxation ELM model  

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This paper discusses an approach to modelling Edge Localised Modes (ELMs) in which toroidal peeling modes are envisaged to initiate a constrained relaxation of the tokamak outer region plasma. Relaxation produces both a flattened edge current profile (which tends to further destabilise a peeling mode), and a plasma-vacuum negative current sheet which has a counteracting stabilising influence; the balance that is struck between these two effects determines the radial extent (rE) of the ELM relaxed region. The model is sensitive to the precise position of the mode rational surfaces to the plasma surface and hence there is a 'deterministic scatter' in the results that has an accord with experimental data. The toroidal peeling stability criterion involves the edge pressure, and using this in conjunction with predictions of rE allows us to evaluate the ELM energy losses and compare with experiment. Predictions of trends with the edge safety factor and collisionality are also made.

Gimblett, C. G. [EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

2006-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

302

Existence of Metastable Kinetic Modes  

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The nonlinear evolution of resonantly driven systems, such as suprathermal particle driven modes in magnetically confined plasmas, is shown to strongly depend on the existence and nature of an underlying damping mechanism. When background resonant damping is present, subcritical states can take place. In particular, purely nonlinear steady-state regimes are found, whose destabilization threshold and saturation levels are calculated and validated using numerical simulations. This nonlinear behavior can be of relevance for acoustic modes in magnetically confined plasmas.

Nguyen, C.; Luetjens, H.; Garbet, X.; Grandgirard, V.; Lesur, M. [Centre de Physique Theorique, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France); CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); JAEA, Higashi-Ueno 6-9-3, Taitou, Tokyo, 110-0015 (Japan)

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

303

Search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks in pp collisions at ?s = 7 TeV  

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A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to b[bar over b] when produced in association with weak vector bosons (V) is reported for the following modes: W(??)H, W(e?)H, Z(??)H, Z(ee)H and Z(??)H. The search ...

Alver, B.

304

Search for Neutrinoless {tau} Decays Involving {pi}{sup 0} or {eta} Mesons  

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We have searched for lepton flavor violating decays of the {tau} lepton using final states with an electron or a muon and one or two {pi}{sup 0} or {eta} mesons but no neutrinos. The data used in the search were collected with the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR) and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.68 fb{sup {minus}1} . No evidence for signals was found, resulting in much improved limits on the branching fractions for the one-meson modes and the first upper limits for the two-meson modes. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

Bonvicini, G.; Cinabro, D.; Greene, R.; Perera, L.P.; Zhou, G.J. [Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States)] [Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202 (United States); Barish, B.; Chadha, M.; Chan, S.; Eigen, G.; Miller, J.S.; OGrady, C.; Schmidtler, M.; Urheim, J.; Weinstein, A.J.; Wuerthwein, F. [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)] [California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Asner, D.M.; Bliss, D.W.; Brower, W.S.; Masek, G.; Paar, H.P.; Prell, S.; Sharma, V. [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States)] [University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 (United States); Gronberg, J.; Hill, T.S.; Kutschke, R.; Lange, D.J.; Menary, S.; Morrison, R.J.; Nelson, H.N.; Nelson, T.K.; Qiao, C.; Richman, J.D.; Roberts, D.; Ryd, A.; Witherell, M.S. [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States)] [University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 (United States); Balest, R.; Behrens, B.H.; Cho, K.; Ford, W.T.; Park, H.; Rankin, P.; Roy, J.; Smith, J.G. [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States)] [University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390 (United States); Alexander, J.P.; Bebek, C.; Berger, B.E.; Berkelman, K.; Bloom, K.; Cassel, D.G.; Cho, H.A.; Coffman, D.M.; Crowcroft, D.S.; Dickson, M.; Drell, P.S.; Ecklund, K.M.; Ehrlich, R.; Elia, R.; Foland, A.D.; Gaidarev, P.; Galik, R.S.; Gittelman, B.; Gray, S.W.; Hartill, D.L.; Heltsley, B.K.; Hopman, P.I.; Kandaswamy, J.; Kim, P.C.; Kreinick, D.L.; Lee, T.; Liu, Y.; Ludwig, G.S.; Masui, J.; Mevissen, J.; Mistry, N.B.; Ng, C.R.; Nordberg, E.; Ogg, M.; Patterson, J.R.; Peterson, D.; Riley, D.; Soffer, A.; Valant-Spaight, B.; Ward, C. [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States)] [Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853 (United States); Athanas, M.; Avery, P.; Jones, C.D.; Lohner, M.; Prescott, C.; Yelton, J.; Zheng, J. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)] [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States); Brandenburg, G.; Briere, R.A.; Gao, Y.S.; Kim, D.Y.; Wilson, R.; Yamamoto, H. [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States)] [Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Browder, T.E.; Li, F.; Li, Y.; Rodriguez, J.L. [University at Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States)] [University at Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (United States); Bergfeld, T.; Eisenstein, B.I.; Ernst, J.; and others

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Measurements of Charmless B Decays Related to alpha at BaBar  

SciTech Connect

We report recent measurements of the CKM angle {alpha} using data collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. In addition to improved constraints on {alpha} from the decays B{sup {+-}} {yields} {rho}{sup {+-}}{rho}{sup 0}, we also present preliminary results of neutral and charged B meson decays to K{sub 1}(1270){pi} and K{sub 1}(1400){pi} and its impact on the estimate for the CKM angle {alpha} based on time-dependent analysis of CP-violating asymmetries in B{sup 0} {yields} a{sub 1}(1260){sup {+-}} {pi}{sup {-+}}. Moreover we report the first observation of the decay B {yields} a{sub 1}(1260){sup {+-}}a{sub 1}(1260){sup {-+}}; this mode can be used, in principle, to provide an independent measurement of {alpha}.

Lombardo, Vincenzo; /INFN, Milan

2009-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

306

Evaluation of Some Blockcipher Modes of Operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4. CBC, CFB, and OFB Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5. CTR; many are widely used. The modes under consideration are the encryption schemes ECB, CBC, CFB, OFB, CTR

Rogaway, Phillip

307

Evaluation of Some Blockcipher Modes of Operation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 4. CBC, CFB, and OFB Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5. CTR are widely used. The modes under consideration are the encryption schemes ECB, CBC, CFB, OFB, CTR, and XTS

Rogaway, Phillip

308

Occupant satisfaction in mixed-mode buildings.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Strategies for Mixed-Mode Buildings, Summary Report, CenterCBE). 2006. Website: Mixed-Mode Building Case Studies.Department of Environmental Building Research Establishment

Brager, Gail; Baker, Lindsay

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Occupant satisfaction in mixed-mode buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Environmental Quality in Green Buildings”. Indoor Air; 14 (Strategies for Mixed-Mode Buildings, Summary Report, CenterCBE). 2006. Website: Mixed-Mode Building Case Studies.

Brager, Gail; Baker, Lindsay

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Study of $B \\to K_0^*(1430)K^{(*)}$ decays in QCD Factorization Approach  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Within the QCD factorization approach, we calculate the branching fractions and $CP$ asymmetry parameters of 12 $B \\to K_0^*(1430)K^{(*)}$ decay modes under the assumption that the scalar meson $K_0^*(1430)$ is the first excited state or the lowest lying ground state in the quark model. We find that the decay modes with the scalar meson emitted, have large branching fractions due to the enhancement of large chiral factor $r_\\chi^{K_0^*}$. The branching fractions of decays with the vector meson emitted, become much smaller owing to the smaller factor $r_\\chi^{K^*}$. Moreover, the annihilation type diagram will induce large uncertainties because of the extra free parameter dealing with the endpoint singularity. For the pure annihilation type decays, our predictions are smaller than that from PQCD approach by 2-3 orders of magnitudes. These results will be tested by the ongoing LHCb experiment, forthcoming Belle-II experiment and the proposing circular electron-positron collider.

Li, Ying; Xing, Ye; Li, Zuo-Hong; Lu, Cai-Dian

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

B - L violating nucleon decay and GUT scale baryogenesis in SO(10)  

SciTech Connect

Minimal SO(10) models which utilize a 126-plet of Higgs for breaking B - L symmetry are predictive schemes for neutrino masses and mixings. These models have been known to predict sin{sup 2}2{theta}{sub 13} Asymptotically-Equal-To 0.09, which is consistent with recent measurements. It is shown that the same class of models generates naturally baryon number violating dimension seven operators leading to novel nucleon decay modes such as n{yields}e{sup -}K{sup +}, e{sup -}{pi}{sup +} and p{yields}{nu}{pi}{sup +} which violate B - L by two units. We find that in two-step breaking schemes of non-supersymmetric SO(10), the partial lifetimes for these modes can be within reach of experiments. The interactions responsible for these decay modes also provide a new way to understand the origin of matter in the universe via the decays of GUT scale colored scalar bosons. Their (B - L)-violating nature guarantees that the GUT scale induced baryon asymmetry is not washed out by the electroweak sphaleron interactions. In minimal SO(10) models this asymmetry is closely tied to the masses of quarks, leptons and the neutrinos.

Babu, K. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078 (United States)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

312

Signals of an invisibly decaying Higgs in a scalar dark matter scenario: a study for the Large Hadron Collider  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider the collider phenomenology of a singlet Majoron model with softly broken lepton number. Lepton number is spontaneously broken when the real part of a new singlet scalar develops vacuum expectation value. With the additional soft terms violating lepton numbers, the imaginary part of this singlet scalar becomes a massive pseudo-Majoron which can account for the dark matter. In presence of the coupling of the pseudo-Majoron with the Standard Model (SM) Higgs, the SM Higgs mostly decays into a pair of pseudo-Majorons, giving rise to missing transverse energy signals at a hadron collider. Since the Higgs visible decay branching fractions get reduced in presence of this invisible decay mode, the bounds on the SM Higgs mass from the LEP and Tevatron experiments get diluted and the invisible decay channel of the Higgs become important for the discovery of low mass Higgs at the Large Hadron Collider.

Kirtiman Ghosh; Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya; Utpal Sarkar

2011-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

313

Z decay confronts nonstandard scenarios  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We show that recent data from the CERN e+e- collider LEP on the Z line shape and decays give stringent new constraints on mixing of e and ? with exotics and Z-Z’ mixing. Even in nonstandard models, where both the visible and the invisible part of the Z width are modified, a fourth light neutrino is unlikely unless substantial mixings between neutrinos and exotics are allowed. If the gluino is detectable at the Fermilab Tevatron then the lighter-chargino mass is tightly constrained (>42 GeV).

Gautam Bhattacharyya; Amitava Raychaudhuri; Amitava Datta; S. N. Ganguli

1990-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

314

Nonspectator contributions to inclusive charmless B decays  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The light quarks inside B mesons are usually treated as spectators and do not affect the decay rates which are assumed to be purely due to b quark decays. In this paper we calculate the nonspectator contributions to inclusive charmless B decays due to the spectator effects. We find that the nonspectator contributions to the branching ratio for B0 are small (<2×10-4), but the contributions to ?S=0 and ?S=-1, B- decay branching ratios can be as large as -7.5×10-4 and 2×10-3, and can modify the main three-body spectator b decay branching ratios by 10% and 20%, respectively. These contributions may play an important role in rare charmless B decays.

Wu-Sheng Dai; Xiao-Gang He; Xue-Qian Li; Gang Zhao

1999-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

315

Charged track multiplicity in B meson decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We have used the CLEO II detector to study the multiplicity of charged particles in the decays of B mesons produced at the ?(4S) resonance. Using a sample of 1.5×106 B meson pairs, we find the mean inclusive charged particle multiplicity to be 10.71±0.02-0.15+0.21 for the decay of the pair. This corresponds to a mean multiplicity of 5.36±0.01-0.08+0.11 for a single B meson. Using the same data sample, we have also extracted the mean multiplicities in semileptonic and nonleptonic decays. We measure a mean of 7.82±0.05-0.19+0.21 charged particles per BB¯ decay when both mesons decay semileptonically. When neither B meson decays semileptonically, we measure a mean charged particle multiplicity of 11.62±0.04-0.18+0.24 per BB¯ pair.

G. Brandenburg et al. (CLEO Collaboration)

2000-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

316

Direct CP violation in B decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review recent experimental results on direct CP violation. The hot topic is a measurement in charmless two-body decays of B0, B+. In connection to this the first analogous measurements in Bs0 and Lambda_b0 decays are now available. Furthermore first evidence for direct CP violation in B+ decays is obtained from Dalitz plot analyzes of the K+pi-pi+ final state at B-factories. The last group of discussed results probes the b -> c\\bar{c}d transition in attempt to resolve the discrepancy between Belle and BABAR experiments in CP violation in the B0 -> D+D- decays.

M. Kreps

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

317

Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Dan Melconian

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

318

New limits for neutrinoless tau decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

double beta decays, neutrino oscillations, Z!l11l22 decays, and other rare pro- cesses. In particular, there are strict limits on muon neutrino- less decays: B(m!eg),4.9310211 and B(m!eee),2.4 310212 at 90% confidence level @18#. However, lepton num- ber... particles and on the new coupling constants. The most optimistic branching fraction predictions are at the level of about 1026. Constraints on lepton flavor violation come from studies of rare and forbidden K , p, and m decays, e-m conversions, neutrinoless...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Darling, C.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, L.

1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Review of double beta decay experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

A. S. Barabash

2014-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

320

Spectroscopy of element 115 decay chains  

SciTech Connect

A high-resolution a, X-ray and -ray coincidence spectroscopy experiment was conducted at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fu r Schwerionenforschung. Thirty correlated a-decay chains were detected following the fusion-evaporation reaction 48Ca + 243Am. The observations are consistent with previous assignments of similar decay chains to originate from element Z = 115. The data includes first candidates of fingerprinting the decay step Mt --> Bh with characteristic X rays. For the first time, precise spectroscopy allows the derivation of excitation schemes of isotopes along the decay chains starting with elements Z > 112. Comprehensive Monte-Carlo simulations accompany the data analysis. Nuclear structure models provide a first level interpretation.

Rudolph, Dirk [Lund University, Sweden; Forsberg, U. [Lund University, Sweden; Golubev, P. [Lund University, Sweden; Sarmiento, L. G. [Lund University, Sweden; Yakushev, A. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Andersson, L.-L. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Di Nitto, A. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Duehllmann, Ch. E. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Gates, J. M. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Gregorich, K. E. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Gross, Carl J [ORNL; Hessberger, F. P. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Herzberg, R.-D [University of Liverpool; Khuyagbaatar, J. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Kratz, J. V. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Rykaczewski, Krzysztof Piotr [ORNL; Schaedel, M. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Aberg, S. [Lund University, Sweden; Ackermann, D. [GSI-Hemholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany; Block, M. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Brand, H. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Carlsson, B. G. [Lund University, Sweden; Cox, D. [University of Liverpool; Derkx, X. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Eberhardt, K. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Even, J. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Fahlander, C. [Lund University, Sweden; Gerl, J. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Jaeger, E. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Kindler, B. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Krier, J. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Kojouharov, I. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Kurz, N. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Lommel, B. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Mistry, A. [University of Liverpool; Mokry, C. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Nitsche, H. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); Omtvedt, J. P. [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland; Papadakis, P. [University of Liverpool; Ragnarsson, I. [Lund University, Sweden; Runke, J. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Schaffner, H. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Schausten, B. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Thoerle-Pospiech, P. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Torres, T. [Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung (GSI), Germany; Traut, T. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Trautmann, N. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Tuerler, A. [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland; Ward, A. [University of Liverpool; Ward, D. E. [Lund University, Sweden; Wiehl, N. [Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, Mainz, Germany

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Phenomenology of charmless hadronic B decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons ($PP$ decays) or to a vector and pseudoscalar meson ($VP$ decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of CP violation. Separate $PP$ and $VP$ fits proved to be successful in describing the experimental data (branching ratios, CP asymmetries and time-dependent parameters). Decay magnitudes and relative weak and strong phases have been extracted from the fits. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Suprun, D A

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Phenomenology of charmless hadronic B decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The decays of $B$ mesons to a pair of charmless pseudoscalar mesons ($PP$ decays) or to a vector and pseudoscalar meson ($VP$ decays) have been analyzed within the framework of flavor SU(3) symmetry and the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism of CP violation. Separate $PP$ and $VP$ fits proved to be successful in describing the experimental data (branching ratios, CP asymmetries and time-dependent parameters). Decay magnitudes and relative weak and strong phases have been extracted from the fits. Values of the weak phase $\\gamma$ were found to be consistent with the current indirect bounds from other analyses of CKM parameters.

Denis A. Suprun

2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

323

Review of double beta decay experiments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The brief review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Best present limits on $\\langle m_{\

Barabash, A S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Vibrational Modes of Adsorbed Atoms  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for AronXe B. Neon Ar The lowest surface m ver g.ur ace mode branc mo d o' td 'th es of the " rin " ce e wit an adsorbate of modes assoc' tia ed with th e; there are for the ads stion, the bra h sorbate atoms I c 1.ons ranch labeled 2H s. n... , are the real ads teristic force con t tons ants for ad is evident that in Fi . 2 t "heavier" than th ig. the adsorbate is n e substrate M & terpretation b M, ) in tkis in- ecause the weaknes th l' ht ofth ds o ke adsorbate atoms (m, &m, IBRATIQNAI...

LAWRENCE, WR; Allen, Roland E.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

The Risk Assessment Information System  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Radionuclide Decay Chain Radionuclide Decay Chain Using the Radionuclide Decay Chain Tool Click on the steps below for detailed instructions about each page of the Radionuclide Chain Tool. 1. Select Isotope 2. Decay Chain Table 3. Decay Chain Animation 1. Select Isotope Select the isotope of interest and click the "Submit" button. 2. Decay Chain Table A table of the ICRP 107 decay chain appears that displays the parent and all daughters in the decay chain through the stable isotope(s). The half-life, decay modes, and the branching fractions are given. Decay chains that are repeated as a result of multiple branching fractions are only presented once in the table. Text below the decay chain table contains decay mode definitions and further information on the daughters included in the +D slope factors for risk assessment purposes. A back button is provided to return to the main page. To watch an animated representation of the decay process, click the link "Click for visual diagram."

326

The Fermi And Gamov-Teller {beta}-Decay Excitations Of The Scissors Mode 1+ States  

SciTech Connect

In this study, the allowed Gamov-Teller (GT) and Fermi {beta} transitions from 1+-state of the odd-odd nuclei to 1+-states are considered. Calculation of the {beta} transition matrix elements is performed in the phonon description and an analytical expressions for MF and MGT matrix elements are obtained for the first time.

Yildirm, Z.; Ertugral, F.; Kuliev, A. A. [Sakarya University, Physics Department, Adapazari (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan)

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

327

Study and comparison of the decay modes of the systems formed in the reactions 78  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. De Filippo1 , M. Vigilante3,4 , F. Amorini6 , L. Auditore7,8 , C. Beck9 , I. Berceanu10 , E. Bonnet5 energy that

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

328

CP-violation in $b \\to s$ Penguin Decays at BaBar  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the new and updated $BABAR$ measurements of CP-violation studies for many $b\\to s $ penguin decay modes. We report the first observation of mixing-induced CP-violation in $B^0 \\to \\eta ^{'} K^0$ with a significance (including systematic uncertainties) of 5.5$\\sigma$. We also present the first observation of the decay $B^0 \\to \\rho ^0 K^0$. Using the time-dependent Dalitz plot analysis of $B^0\\to K^+K^- K^0$ decay, the CP-parameters $\\mathcal A_{CP}$ and $\\beta_{eff}$ are measured with $4.8\\sigma$ significance, and we reject the solution near $\\pi /2 - \\beta_{eff}$ at $4.5\\sigma$. We also present the updated measurements of CP-violating parameters for $B^0 \\to K_S^0 \\pi ^0$, $K_S^0K_S^0K_S^0$ and $\\pi ^0 \\pi ^0 K_S^0$ decays. An updated measurements of the CP-violating charge asymmetries for $B^{\\pm}\\to \\eta ^{'} K^{\\pm}$, $\\eta K^{\\pm}$, $\\omega K^{\\pm}$ decays are also presented. The measurements are based on the data sample recorded at the $\\Upsilon (4S)$ resonance with $BABAR$ detector at the PEP-II $B$-meson Factory at SLAC.

BaBar Collaboration; Nitesh Soni

2007-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

329

Beta processes in a high-temperature field and nuclear multibeta decays  

SciTech Connect

Sources of the temperature dependence of rates of nuclear beta processes in matter of massive stars are systematized. Electron and positron beta decays and electron capture (K capture and the capture of unbound electrons) fromexcited nuclear states (thermal decays) are considered along with the photobeta decays from ground and excited nuclear states. The possible quantum degeneracy of an electron gas in matter and the degree of ionization of an atomic K shell in a high-temperature field are taken into account. For a number of multidecay odd-nuclei, the temperature dependences of the ratios of the total rates of their {beta}{sup -} decays to the sum of the total rates over all of decay modes for the same nuclei are calculated in the range of nuclear temperature from 2 to 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 9} K. It is shown that the deviation of this ratio from the experimental value obtained at 'normal' temperature may be quite sizable. This circumstance should be taken into account in models that consider the problem of synthesis of nuclei in matter of massive stars.

Kopytin, I. V., E-mail: kopytin@yandex.ru; Hussain, Imad A. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)] [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

330

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements of neutrinoless ?? decay  

SciTech Connect

To estimate the uncertainties associated with the nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} (K=0?/0N) for the 0{sup +} ? 0{sup +} transitions of electron and positron emitting modes of the neutrinoless ?? decay, a statistical analysis has been performed by calculating sets of eight (twelve) different nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} in the PHFB model by employing four different parameterizations of a Hamiltonian with pairing plus multipolar effective two-body interaction and two (three) different parameterizations of Jastrow short range correlations. The averages in conjunction with their standard deviations provide an estimate of the uncertainties associated the nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (K)} calculated within the PHFB model, the maximum of which turn out to be 13% and 19% owing to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively.

Rath, P. K. [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

331

Coexistence of mixed mode multipactor  

SciTech Connect

Multipactor is a vacuum discharge based on secondary electron emission, and can manifest in many resonant and non-resonant modes. Where two or more types of multipactor coexist in the same device, it is found analytically that the one with the highest yield or the lowest order dominates.

Kishek, R. A. [Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

332

Time?dependent theory of alpha decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Using Green’s function techniques a time?dependent theory of ? decay in the standard one?body model is developed. Formulas are obtained for the decay rate and ? energy. These formulas are combined with experimental information to show that to a good approximation the i n i t i a l ??particle wave function vanishes on or near the nuclear surface.

Michael G. Fuda

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Gross Theory of ?-Decay and Shell Effects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......nuclear final state measured fr:orn the parent. Although actual decays pro- Gross Theory of f3-Decay and Shell Effects 137 ceed only to the region of negative values of E, we extend our consideration to the positive region. Now, we can regard the whole......

Takayoshi Kondoh; Masami Yamada

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Spectroscopy and decays of charm and bottom  

SciTech Connect

After a brief review of the quark model, we discuss our present knowledge of the spectroscopy of charm and bottom mesons and baryons. We go on to review the lifetimes, semileptonic, and purely leptonic decays of these particles. We conclude with a brief discussion B and D mixing and rare decays.

Butler, J.N.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Strong effects in weak nonleptonic decays  

SciTech Connect

In this report the weak nonleptonic decays of kaons and hyperons are examined with the hope of gaining insight into a recently proposed mechanism for the ..delta..I = 1/2 rule. The effective Hamiltonian for ..delta..S = 1 weak nonleptonic decays and that for K/sup 0/-anti K/sup 0/ mixing are calculated in the six-quark model using the leading logarithmic approximation. These are used to examine the CP violation parameters of the kaon system. It is found that if Penguin-type diagrams make important contributions to K ..-->.. ..pi pi.. decay amplitudes then upcoming experiments may be able to distinguish the six-quark model for CP violation from the superweak model. The weak radiative decays of hyperons are discussed with an emphasis on what they can teach us about hyperon nonleptonic decays and the ..delta..I = 1/2 rule.

Wise, M.B.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles  

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We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Gilbert, W.S.; Althaus, R.F.; Barale, P.J.; Benjegerdes, R.W.; Green, M.A.; Green, M.I.; Scanlan, R.M.

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments?  

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312 P. Vogel, “Limits From Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay (Assumptions No detected neutrinoless double ?-decay lightestscale (1 ± 0.05 eV), No neutrinoless double ?-decay lightest

Bahcall, John N.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Light of SNO Salt Data  

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14] P. Vogel, “Limits From Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay (Higgs, can also cause neutrinoless double-beta decay (seeLBNL-53996 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Light of SNO

Murayama, Hitoshi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Neutrinoless double beta decay and nuclear matrix elements  

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The fundamental importance of searching for neutrinoless double?beta decay (0????decay) is widely recognized. Observation of the decay would tell us that the total lepton number is not conserved and that consequently neutrinos are massive Majorana fermions. The 0????decay is discussed in context of neutrino oscillation data. The perspectives of the experimental 0????decay searches are analyzed. The importance of reliable determination of the 0????decay nuclear matrix elements is pointed out.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Higher mode stability in spheromak equilibria  

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Spheromak equilibria with current profiles varying from peaked to hollow are analyzed for higher mode stability using a linear magnetohydrodynamic(MHD) code. For a cylindrical flux conserver with a radius equal to length the n=2 m=2 mode is found to be marginally unstable for the same hollow current profile as the n=1 m=1 mode. While the growth rate for this n=2 mode is much lower than the n=1 mode the presence of the n=2 mode may explain experimentally observed relaxation phenomena involving short wavelength turbulence in spheromak equilibria with sufficiently hollow current profiles.

U. Shumlak; T. R. Jarboe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Field Quantization, Photons and Non-Hermitean Modes  

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Field quantization in three dimensional unstable optical systems is treated by expanding the vector potential in terms of non-Hermitean (Fox-Li) modes in both the cavity and external regions. The cavity non-Hermitean modes (NHM) are treated using the paraxial and monochromaticity approximations. The NHM bi-orthogonality relationships are used in a standard canonical quantization procedure based on introducing generalised coordinates and momenta for the electromagnetic (EM) field. The quantum EM field is equivalent to a set of quantum harmonic oscillators (QHO), associated with either the cavity or the external region NHM. This confirms the validity of the photon model in unstable optical systems, though the annihilation and creation operators for each QHO are not Hermitean adjoints. The quantum Hamiltonian for the EM field is the sum of non-commuting cavity and external region contributions, each of which is sum of independent QHO Hamiltonians for each NHM, but the external field Hamiltonian also includes a coupling term responsible for external NHM photon exchange processes. Cavity energy gain and loss processes is associated with the non-commutativity of cavity and external region operators, given in terms of surface integrals involving cavity and external region NHM functions on the cavity-external region boundary. The spontaneous decay of a two-level atom inside an unstable cavity is treated using the essential states approach and the rotating wave approximation. Atomic transitions leading to cavity NHM photon absorption have a different coupling constant to those leading to photon emission, a feature resulting from the use of NHM functions. Under certain conditions the decay rate is enhanced by the Petermann factor.

S. A. Brown; B. J. Dalton

2001-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

342

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130.  

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??This dissertation describes an experimental search for neutrinoless double beta (0???) decay of 130Te. An observation of 0??? decay would establish that neutrinos are Majorana… (more)

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Search for: "neutrinoless double beta decay" | DOE PAGES  

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neutrinoless double beta decay" Find + Advanced Search Advanced Search All Fields: "neutrinoless double beta decay" Title: Full Text: Bibliographic Data: Creator Author: Name...

344

It's Elemental - Isotopes of the Element Nitrogen  

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Carbon Carbon Previous Element (Carbon) The Periodic Table of Elements Next Element (Oxygen) Oxygen Isotopes of the Element Nitrogen [Click for Main Data] Most of the isotope data on this site has been obtained from the National Nuclear Data Center. Please visit their site for more information. Naturally Occurring Isotopes Mass Number Natural Abundance Half-life 14 99.636% STABLE 15 0.364% STABLE Known Isotopes Mass Number Half-life Decay Mode Branching Percentage 10 No Data Available Proton Emission 100.00% 11 5.49×10-22 seconds Proton Emission 100.00% 12 11.000 milliseconds Electron Capture 100.00% 13 9.965 minutes Electron Capture 100.00% 14 STABLE - - 15 STABLE - - 16 7.13 seconds Beta-minus Decay 100.00% Beta-minus Decay with delayed Alpha Decay 1.2×10-3 % 17 4.173 seconds Beta-minus Decay 100.00%

345

B, D and K Decays  

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The present report documents the results of Working Group 2: B, D and K decays, of the workshop on Flavor in the Era of the LHC, held at CERN from November 2005 through March 2007. With the advent of the LHC, we will be able to probe New Physics (NP) up to energy scales almost one order of magnitude larger than it has been possible with present accelerator facilities. While direct detection of new particles will be the main avenue to establish the presence of NP at the LHC, indirect searches will provide precious complementary information, since most probably it will not be possible to measure the full spectrum of new particles and their couplings through direct production. In particular, precision measurements and computations in the realm of flavor physics are expected to play a key role in constraining the unknown parameters of the Lagrangian of any NP model emerging from direct searches at the LHC. The aim of Working Group 2 was twofold: on one hand, to provide a coherent, up-to-date picture of the status of flavor physics before the start of the LHC; on the other hand, to initiate activities on the path towards integrating information on NP from high-p{sub T} and flavor data. This report is organized as follows. In Sec. 1, we give an overview of NP models, focusing on a few examples that have been discussed in some detail during the workshop, with a short description of the available computational tools for flavor observables in NP models. Sec. 2 contains a concise discussion of the main theoretical problem in flavor physics: the evaluation of the relevant hadronic matrix elements for weak decays. Sec. 3 contains a detailed discussion of NP effects in a set of flavor observables that we identified as 'benchmark channels' for NP searches. The experimental prospects for flavor physics at future facilities are discussed in Sec. 4. Finally, Sec. 5 contains some assessments on the work done at the workshop and the prospects for future developments.

Artuso, M.; Asner, D.M.; Ball, P.; Baracchini, E.; Bell, G.; Beneke, M.; Berryhill, J.; Bevan, A.; Bigi, I.I.; Blanke, M.; Bobeth, Ch.; Bona, M.; Borzumati, F.; Browder, T.; Buanes, T.; Buchalla, G.; Buchmuller, O.; Buras, A.J.; Burdin, S.; Cassel, D.G.; Cavanaugh, R.; /Syracuse U. /Carleton U. /Durham U., IPPP /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /Karlsruhe U. /RWTH Aachen U. /Fermilab /Queen Mary, U. of London /Notre Dame U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Munich, Max Planck Inst. /Dortmund U. /Annecy, LAPP /ICTP, Trieste /Taiwan, Natl. Central U. /Hawaii U. /Bergen U. /Munich U. /CERN /Liverpool U.

2008-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

346

Block Cipher Modes Cetin Kaya Koc  

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Confidentiality Modes Five confidentiality modes: ECB, CBC, CFB, OFB, and CTR ECB: Electronic Codebook CBC: Cipher Block Chaining CFB: Cipher Feedback OFB: Output Feedback CTR: Counter Ko�c (http

347

The Particle Adventure | Particle decays and annihiliations | Confusion  

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Confusion about Confusion about decays Confusion about decays Many heavy elements decay into simpler things. But a close observation of these decays reveals several confusing problems. Consider uranium-238 decay. A lump of uranium-238 will decay at a constant rate such that in 4,460,000,000 years -- give or take a few days -- half the uranium will be gone. But there is no way to tell when a specific uranium atom will decay; it could decay five minutes from now, or in ten billion years. Why will an atom decay only according to some probability? Uranium-238 has a mass of 238.0508 atomic mass units (u). It can decay into thorium (234.0436 u) and an alpha particle (4.0026 u). But uranium's mass minus the mass of its decay products is 0.0046 u. Why is there missing mass?

348

Optical waveguides having flattened high order modes  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A deterministic methodology is provided for designing optical fibers that support field-flattened, ring-like higher order modes. The effective and group indices of its modes can be tuned by adjusting the widths of the guide's field-flattened layers or the average index of certain groups of layers. The approach outlined here provides a path to designing fibers that simultaneously have large mode areas and large separations between the propagation constants of its modes.

Messerly, Michael Joseph; Beach, Raymond John; Heebner, John Edward; Dawson, Jay Walter; Pax, Paul Henry

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

349

Can Dark Matter Decay in Dark Energy?  

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We analyze the interaction between Dark Energy and Dark Matter from a thermodynamical perspective. By assuming they have different temperatures, we study the possibility of occurring a decay from Dark Matter into Dark Energy, characterized by a negative parameter $Q$. We find that, if at least one of the fluids has non vanishing chemical potential, for instance $\\mu_x0$, the decay is possible, where $\\mu_x$ and $\\mu_{dm}$ are the chemical potentials of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, respectively. Using recent cosmological data, we find that, for a fairly simple interaction, the Dark Matter decay is favored with a probability of $\\sim 93%$ over the Dark Energy decay. This result comes from a likelihood analysis where only background evolution has been considered.

S. H. Pereira; J. F. Jesus

2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

350

Double Beta Decay Constraint on Composite Neutrinos  

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......Constraint on Composite Neutrinos Eiichi Takasugi Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka 560 Neutrinoless double beta decay (betabeta)0v occurs through the magnetic coupling of dimension five operator whose coupling constant is......

Eiichi Takasugi

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

27 contribution to weak electromagnetic decays  

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We notice that the assumption of octet dominance of the Cabibbo weak Hamiltonian is not required to explain the weak electromagnetic decays. In order to explain large asymmetry parameter ?(?+?p?) we consider ?7 contribution to the parity-violating Hamiltonian.

Ramesh C. Verma and M. P. Khanna

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Probing QCD with Rare Charmless $B$ Decays  

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Rare charmless hadronic B decays are a good testing ground for QCD. In this paper we describe a selection of new measurements made by the BABAR and BELLE collaborations.

Gradl, Wolfgang

2006-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

353

Uncertainty evaluation of delayed neutron decay parameters  

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parameters fit their individual measurement data well in spite of these differences. This dissertation focuses on evaluation of the errors and methods of delayed neutron relative yields and decay constants for thermal fission of U-235. Various numerical...

Wang, Jinkai

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

354

Rare decays at the LHCb experiment  

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Rare decays of beauty and charm hadrons offer a rich playground to make precise tests of the Standard Model and look for New Physics at the level of quantum corrections. A review of recent LHCb results will be presented.

Luca Pescatore

2014-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

355

Three-body decay of (6)Be  

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Three-body correlations for the ground-state decay of the lightest two-proton emitter (6)Be are studied both theoretically and experimentally. Theoretical studies are performed in a three-body hyperspherical-harmonics cluster model...

Grigorenko, L. V.; Wiser, T. D.; Mercurio, K.; Charity, R. J.; Shane, R.; Sobotka, L. G.; Elson, J. M.; Wuosmaa, A. H.; Banu, A.; McCleskey, M.; Trache, L.; Tribble, Robert E.; Zhukov, M. V.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Phenomenology of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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This paper reviews the current status and future outlook of neutrinoless double beta decay searches, which try to provide an answer to the fundamental question of whether neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana particles.

Gómez-Cadenas, J J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Phenomenology of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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This paper reviews the current status and future outlook of neutrinoless double beta decay searches, which try to provide an answer to the fundamental question of whether neutrinos are Dirac or Majorana particles.

J. J. Gómez-Cadenas; Justo Martín-Albo

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

358

Electrical Analogs of Atomic Radiative Decay Processes  

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Simple electrical circuits are analyzed, and the results show that for high frequencies they have frequency and time responses identical to the spontaneous radiative decays of atoms. As an illustration of the analogy a ...

Fontana, Peter R.; Srivastava, Rajendra P.

1977-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Vibration modes of giant gravitons  

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We examine the spectrum of small vibrations of giant gravitons when the gravitons expand in anti–de Sitter space and when they expand on the sphere. For any given angular harmonic, the modes are found to have frequencies related to the curvature length scale of the background; these frequencies are independent of radius (and hence angular momentum) of the brane itself. This implies that the holographic dual theory must have, in a given R charge sector, low-lying non-BPS excitations with level spacings independent of the R charge.

Sumit R. Das; Antal Jevicki; Samir D. Mathur

2000-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

360

Measurements of B[subscript c][superscript +] Production and Mass with the B[subscript c][superscript +]?J/??[superscript +] Decay  

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Measurements of B[subscript c][superscript +] production and mass are performed with the decay mode B[subscript c][superscript +]?J/??[superscript +] using 0.37??fb[superscript -1] of data collected in pp collisions at ...

Williams, Michael

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CP Violation in Other Bs Decays  

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The recent experimental results of CP violation in Bs decays other than in the J/psi phi final state are discussed. Included are the resonant components and $\\phi_s$ determination in Bs -> J/psi pi+ pi-, CP asymmetries in Bs -> h+ h'- decays, and the Bs effective lifetimes in the CP-even state K+ K- and the CP-odd state J/psi f0(980).

L. Zhang; for the LHCb Collaboration

2012-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

362

Neutrinoless double beta decay with scalar bilinears  

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One possible probe to physics beyond the standard model is to look for scalar bilinears, which couple to two fermions of the standard model. We point out that the scalar bilinears allow new diagrams contributing to the neutrinoless double beta decay. The upper bound on the neutrinoless double beta decay lifetime would then give new constraints on the ratio of the masses of these scalars to their couplings to the fermions.

H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus; U. Sarkar

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

363

Isomers in three doubly odd Fr-At-Bi ?-decay chains  

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The ?202206At?198Bi, ?200204At?196Bi, and ?198202At?194Bi a-decay chains have been studied by standard spectroscopic techniques using an on-line isotope separator. All the studied doubly odd isotopes have at least two isomers, which decay by a combination of the following decay modes: a emission, ?+/EC (electron capture) decay, and internal transition (IT). The internal transition, a highly retarded E3, is the j-forbidden transition between the [?h9/2??i13/2]10- and the [?h9/2??f5/2]7+ states. The B(E3) values of these IT’s together with their energy behavior as a function of the neutron and proton number, compared to the energy difference between the 13/2+(?i13/2) and 5/2-(?f5/2) states in the odd-mass Pb isotones, indicate that these proton-neutron-coupled states have a rather pure shell-model character.

M. Huyse; P. Decrock; P. Dendooven; G. Reusen; P. Van Duppen; J. Wauters

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Theory of Bernstein modes in graphene  

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We present a theoretical description of Bernstein modes that arise as a result of the coupling between plasmonlike collective excitations (upper-hybrid mode) and inter-Landau-level excitations, in graphene in a perpendicular magnetic field. These modes, which are apparent as avoided level crossings in the spectral function obtained in the random-phase approximation, are described to great accuracy in a phenomenological model. Bernstein modes, which may be measured in inelastic light-scattering experiments or in photoconductivity spectroscopy, are a manifestation of the Coulomb interaction between the electrons and may be used for a high-precision measurement of the upper-hybrid mode at small nonzero wave vectors.

R. Roldán; M. O. Goerbig; J.-N. Fuchs

2011-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

365

Recent Results on Semileptonic Decays at Babar  

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Some recent BABAR results on semileptonic decays are presented. They focus on the determination of the CKM matrix elements |V{sub ub}| and |V{sub cb}| in inclusive and exclusive b {yields} u{ell}v and b {yields} c{ell}v decays, and on form factors measurement in exclusive c {yields} s{ell}v decays. Semileptonic decays play a crucial role in the determination of the unitarity triangle parameters: decays of the b quark give access to the CKM matrix elements |V{sub ub}| and |V{sub cb}|, while charm decays provide a way to validate lattice QCD computations through form factors measurements. Such calculations provide theoretical inputs that are used, especially, in the b sector. A lot of new results have been obtained by the BABAR collaboration during the last years, thanks to the large b{bar b} and c{bar c} production cross-sections and to the large recorded statistics. Some of these measurements are presented here.

Serrano, Justine; /Orsay, LAL

2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

366

Search for Invisible Decays of a Higgs Boson Produced in Association with a Z Boson in ATLAS  

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A search for evidence of invisible-particle decay modes of a Higgs boson produced in association with a Z boson at the Large Hadron Collider is presented. No deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed in 4.5 fb$^{-1}$ (20.3 fb$^{-1}$) of 7 (8) TeV pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment. Assuming the Standard Model rate for ZH production, an upper limit of 75%, at the 95% confidence level is set on the branching ratio to invisible-particle decay modes of the Higgs boson at a mass of 125.5 GeV. The limit on the branching ratio is also interpreted in terms of an upper limit on the allowed dark matter--nucleon scattering cross section within a Higgs-portal dark matter scenario. Limits are also set on an additional neutral Higgs boson, in the mass range 110invisible particles.

ATLAS Collaboration

2014-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

367

Observables in the decays of B to two vector mesons  

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In general there are nine observables in the decay of a B meson to two vector mesons defined in terms of polarization correlations of these mesons. Only six of these can be detected via the subsequent decay angular distributions because of parity conservation in those decays. The remaining three require the measurement of the spin polarization of one of the decay products.

Cheng-Wei Chiang and Lincoln Wolfenstein

2000-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

368

Calculated final state probability distributions for T2 -decay measurements  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.6.1 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.6.2 Cosmological

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

369

Measurement of CP observables in B+- --> D_CP K+- decays and constraints on the CKM angle gamma  

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Using the entire sample of 467 million Y(4S) --> BBbar decays collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC, we perform a "GLW" analysis of B+- --> D K+- decays, using decay modes in which the neutral D meson decays to either CP-eigenstates or non-CP-eigenstates. We measure the partial decay rate charge asymmetries for CP-even and CP-odd D final states to be A_CP+ = 0.25+-0.06+-0.02 and A_CP- = -0.09+-0.07+-0.02, respectively, where the first error is the statistical and the second is the systematic uncertainty. The parameter A_CP+ is different from zero with a significance of 3.6 standard deviations, constituting evidence for direct CP violation. We also measure the ratios of the charged-averaged B partial decay rates in CP and non-CP decays, R_CP+ = 1.18+-0.09+-0.05 and R_CP- = 1.07+-0.08+-0.04. We infer frequentist confidence intervals for the angle gamma of the (db) unitarity triangle, for the strong phase difference delta_B, and for the amplitude ratio r_B, which are related to the B- --> DK- decay amplitude by r_Be^{i(delta_B-gamma)} = A(B- --> anti-D0 K^-)/A(B- --> D0 K-). Including statistical and systematic uncertainties, we obtain 0.24

The BABAR Collaboration; P. del Amo Sanchez

2010-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

370

Feasibility Investigation of the Decay Heat Removal Capability Using the Concept of a Thermosyphon in the Liquid Metal Reactor  

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A new design concept for a decay heat removal system in a liquid metal reactor is proposed. The new design utilizes a thermosyphon to enhance the heat removal capacity and its heat transfer characteristics are analyzed against the current PSDRS (Passive Safety Decay heat Removal System) in the KALIMER (Korea Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor) design. The preliminary analysis results show that the new design with a thermosyphon yields substantial increase of 20{approx}40% in the decay heat removal capacity compared to the current design that do not have the thermosyphon. The new design reduces the temperature rise in the cooling air of the system and helps the surrounding structure in maintaining its mechanical integrity for long term operation at an accident. Also the analysis revealed the characteristics of the interactions among various heat transfer modes in the new design. (authors)

Yeon-Sik Kim; Yoon-Sub Sim; Eui-Kwang Kim [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 150, Dukjin-Dong, Yusong-Gu, Taejon 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Impact of the new nuclear decay data of ICRP publication 107 on inhalation dose coefficients for workers  

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The impact a revision of nuclear decay data had on dose coefficients was studied using data newly published in ICRP Publication 107 (ICRP 107) and existing data from ICRP Publication 38 (ICRP 38). Committed effective dose coefficients for occupational inhalation of radionuclides were calculated using two sets of decay data with the dose and risk calculation software DCAL for 90 elements, 774 nuclides and 1572 cases. The dose coefficients based on ICRP 107 increased by over 10 % compared with those based on ICRP 38 in 98 cases, and decreased by over 10 % in 54 cases. It was found that the differences in dose coefficients mainly originated from changes in the radiation energy emitted per nuclear transformation. In addition, revisions of the half-lives, radiation types and decay modes also resulted in changes in the dose coefficients.

Manabe, K. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA); Endo, Akira [Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA); Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Examination of Flavor SU(3) in B, Bs to Kpi Decays  

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We update a discussion of the relation between the weak phase and the rates and CP asymmetries of several K{pi} decays of B{sup +}, B{sup 0}, and B{sub s}. We emphasize the impact of measurements of B{sub s} {yields} K{pi}. Current data indicate large SU(3) breaking in the strong phases or failure of factorization (including its application to penguin amplitudes) in K{pi} modes of B{sup 0} and B{sub s}. SU(3) and factorization only remain approximately valid if the branching ratio for B{sub s} {yields} K{sup -}{pi}{sup +} exceeds its current value of (5.00 {+-} 1.25) x 10{sup -6} by at least 50%, or if a parameter {zeta} describing ratios of form factors and decay constants is shifted from its nominal value by more than twice its estimated error.

Chiang, Cheng-Wei; /Taiwan, Natl. Central U. /Taiwan, Inst. Phys.; Gronau, Michael; /SLAC; Rosner, Jonathan L.; /Chicago U., EFI /Chicago U.

2008-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

373

Representation of Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Modes  

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One of the most fundamental properties of ideal magnetohydrodynamics is the condition that plasma motion cannot change magnetic topology. The conventional representation of ideal magnetohydrodynamic modes by perturbing a toroidal equilibrium field through ? ? = ? X (xi X B) ensures that ? B • ? ? = 0 at a resonance, with ? labelling an equilibrium flux surface. Also useful for the analysis of guiding center orbits in a perturbed field is the representation ? ? = ? X ?B. These two representations are equivalent, but the vanishing of ? B • ?? at a resonance is necessary but not sufficient for the preservation of field line topology, and a indiscriminate use of either perturbation in fact destroys the original equilibrium flux topology. It is necessary to find the perturbed field to all orders in xi to conserve the original topology. The effect of using linearized perturbations on stability and growth rate calculations is discussed

Roscoe B. White

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

12. CP violation in meson decays 1 12. CP VIOLATION IN MESON DECAYS  

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12. CP violation in meson decays 1 12. CP VIOLATION IN MESON DECAYS Revised May 2012 by D. Kirkby (UC Irvine) and Y. Nir (Weizmann Institute). The CP transformation combines charge conjugation C, for example, a left-handed electron e- L is transformed under CP into a right-handed positron, e+ R. If CP

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12. CP violation in meson decays 1 12. CP VIOLATION IN MESON DECAYS  

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12. CP violation in meson decays 1 12. CP VIOLATION IN MESON DECAYS Revised August 2009 by D. Kirkby (UC Irvine) and Y. Nir (Weizmann Institute). The CP transformation combines charge conjugation C, for example, a left-handed electron e- L is transformed under CP into a right-handed positron, e+ R. If CP

376

Study of the radiative decay J/psi. -->. gamma. eta. pi. /sup +/. pi. /sup -/  

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The Mark III collaboration has performed a high statistics study of the reaction J/psi ..-->.. ..gamma..eta..pi../sup +/..pi../sup -/, with two different final states of the eta, eta ..-->.. ..gamma gamma.. and eta ..-->.. ..pi../sup 0/..pi../sup +/..pi../sup -/. Both modes have a broad structure from 1.2 to 1.9 GeV/c/sup 2/ and two structures, which decay via delta/sup + -/..pi../sup - +/, delta/sup + -/ ..-->.. eta..pi../sup + -/, are identified at 1.28 and 1.39 GeV/c/sup 2/. No signal is observed in the iota(1440) signal region.

Becker, J.J.; Blaylock, G.T.; Bolton, T.; Brown, J.S.; Bunnell, K.O.; Burnett, T.H.; Cassell, R.E.; Coffman, D.; Cook, V.; Coward, D.H.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Reporting on the lifetime of charmless B/s meson decay to K+ K-  

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The authors use data collected by the displaced track trigger of the CDF Run II detector at TeVatron to measure the B mesons lifetime in the hadronic decays: B{sub u} {yields} D{sup 0}{pi}, B{sub d} {yields} D{sup {-+}}{pi}{sup {+-}}, B{sub d} {yields} D{sup {-+}}3{pi}, B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}{sup {-+}}{pi}{sup {+-}}, B{sub s} {yields} D{sub s}{sup {-+}}3{pi}. Recent developments in the measurement of the lifetime of the charmless B{sub s} {yields} K{sup +}k{sup -} mode is presented.

Donega, M.; /Geneva U.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Random matrix description of decaying quantum systems  

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This contribution describes a statistical model for decaying quantum systems (e.g. photo-dissociation or -ionization). It takes the interference between direct and indirect decay processes explicitely into account. The resulting expressions for the partial decay amplitudes and the corresponding cross sections may be considered a many-channel many-resonance generalization of Fano's original work on resonance lineshapes [Phys. Rev 124, 1866 (1961)]. A statistical (random matrix) model is then introduced. It allows to describe chaotic scattering systems with tunable couplings to the decay channels. We focus on the autocorrelation function of the total (photo) cross section, and we find that it depends on the same combination of parameters, as the Fano-parameter distribution. These combinations are statistical variants of the one-channel Fano parameter. It is thus possible to study Fano interference (i.e. the interference between direct and indirect decay paths) on the basis of the autocorrelation function, and thereby in the regime of overlapping resonances. It allows us, to study the Fano interference in the limit of strongly overlapping resonances, where we find a persisting effect on the level of the weak localization correction.

T. Gorin

2005-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

379

Leptonic B Decays at BaBar  

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The authors will present the most recent results on leptonic B decays B{sup {+-}(0)} {yields} K*{sup {+-}(0)} {nu}{bar {nu}} and B{sup {+-}} {yields} {mu}{sup {+-}}{nu}, based on the data collected by the BaBar detector at PEP-II, an asymmetric e{sup +}e{sup -} collider at the center of mass energy of the {Upsilon}(4S) resonance. Rare B decays have always been a standard probe for New Physics (NP) searches. The very low Standard Model (SM) rate of these decays often make them unaccessible with the present experimental datasets, unless NP effects enhance the rate up to the current experimental sensitivity. Moreover, as NP effects can modify the decay kinematic, particular attention must be payed in order to perform a model independent analysis. A B-Factory provides an unique environment where to investigate these processes. The high number of B{bar B} pairs produced by a B-Factory often allows to approach the needed experimental sensitivity. Moreover, the clean environment and the closed kinematic of the initial state enable to obtaining a very pure sample where to look for these decays.

Monorchio, Diego; /INFN, Naples /Naples U.

2011-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

380

Neutron decay beyond the standard model.  

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The authors discuss {beta} decay interactions in extensions of the Standard Model, and the role of {beta} decay experiments in obtaining information on them. Nuclear and neutron {beta} decay played an important role in the development of the Standard Model (SM). Today a major motivation for their further experimental study is the importance of searching for new-interactions. Despite the remarkable success of the SM, for many theoretical reasons the existence of new physics is expected. In fact, we have already the first strong experimental evidence, in the form of neutrino oscillations, that some extension of the SM is required. In this talk we shall discuss {beta} decay interactions in extensions of the SM [1]. We shall review the existing bounds on new interactions provided by {beta} decay experiments, and consider the constraints on them from other sources. In the next section we focus on time-reversal (T) invariant contributions. In Section 3 we discuss briefly the contributions from the T-violating components of the new interactions. Section 4 contains our conclusions.

Herczeg, P. (Peter)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

First results with charmless two-body B-decays at LHCb, and future prospects  

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LHCb is an experiment which is designed to perform flavour physics measurements at the LHC. Charged two-body charmless B decays (e.g. B^0 -> Kpi, pipi, B_s->KK, etc) receive significant contributions from loop diagrams and are thus sensitive probes of New Physics. Study of these modes is therefore an important physics goal of LHCb. First results will be presented, using around 37 pb^{-1} of data collected at \\sqrt{s}=7 TeV in 2010. These results illustrate the power of the LHCb trigger system and particle identification capabilities of the RICH detectors in isolating clean samples of each final state, and include preliminary measurements of direct CP-violation in certain key modes. The prospects for these measurements in the coming run will be presented. A brief survey will also be given of results and prospect in other areas of the LHCb physics programme.

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2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

382

Graphene sustained nonlinear modes in dielectric waveguides  

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We discuss the existence of nonlinear modes sustained by graphene layers in dielectric waveguides. Taking advantage of the almost two dimensional nature of graphene, we introduce the...

Auditore, Aldo; De Angelis, Costantino; Locatelli, Andrea; Boscolo, Stefano; Midrio, Michele; Romagnoli, Marco; Capobianco, Antonio-Daniele; Nalesso, Gianfranco

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)  

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FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis; Fehlermöglichkeits- und Einflussanalyse) als universelles Methodenmodell folgt dem Grundgedanken einer präventiven Fehlervermeidung anstelle einer nachsorgenden Fehler...

A. Göbel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Measurements of B?Ds(+)X decays  

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. THE B?DS ?*?1D¯ ?*? DECAY RATES In the dominant process leading to a two-body decay of the type B!Ds(*)1D (*), shown in Fig. 1, the Ds(*)1 is pro- duced from the fragmentation of the W1. The analogous b!u transitions lead to final states like Ds1p2...*5280 MeV, Vcb50.038, tB51.52 ps , and ua1u51.07 @14#, which was derived from B0!D (*)1p2/r2 decays. The CLEO II values are the values of Table VIII with all of the errors added in quadrature. Model Ds 1D¯ Ds* 1D¯ Ds 1D¯* Ds* 1D¯* BSW @19# 1.69 0.99 0...

Baringer, Philip S.

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Factorization in B ---> V gamma decays  

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The factorization properties of the radiative decays B {yields} V{gamma} are analyzed at leading order in 1/m{sub b} using the soft-collinear effective theory. It is shown that the decay amplitudes can be expressed in terms of a B {yields} V form factor evaluated at q{sup 2} = 0, light-cone distribution amplitudes of the B and V mesons, and calculable hard-scattering kernels. The renormalization-group equations in the effective theory are solved to resum perturbative logarithms of the different scales in the decay process. Phenomenological implications for the B {yields} K*{gamma} branching ratio, isospin asymmetry, and CP asymmetries are discussed, with particular emphasis on possible effects from physics beyond the Standard Model.

Becher, Thomas; /Fermilab; Hill, Richard J.; /SLAC; Neubert, Matthias; /Cornell U., LEPP

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

BES Results on Charmonium Decays and Transitions  

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Results are reported based on samples of 58 million $J/\\psi$ and 14 million $\\psi(2S)$ decays obtained by the BESII experiment. Improved branching fraction measurements are determined, including branching fractions for $J/\\psi\\to\\pi^+\\pi^-\\pi^0$, $\\psi(2S)\\to \\pi^0 J/\\psi$, $\\eta J/\\psi$, $\\pi^0 \\pi^0 J/\\psi$, anything $J/\\psi$, and $\\psi(2S)\\to\\gamma\\chi_{c1},\\gamma\\chi_{c2}\\to\\gamma\\gamma\\jpsi$. Using 14 million $\\psi(2S)$ events, $f_0(980)f_0(980)$ production in $\\chi_{c0}$ decays and $K^*(892)^0\\bar K^*(892)^0$ production in $\\chi_{cJ}~(J=0,1,2)$ decays are observed for the first time, and branching ratios are determined.

Frederick A. Harris

2004-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

387

Correlations and the neutrinoless double beta decay  

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We explore the influence of the deformation on the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta decay (NME) concluding that the difference in deformation ?or more generally on the amount of quadrupole correlations? between parent and grand daughter nuclei quenchs strongly the decay. We discuss how varies the nuclear matrix element of 76 Ge decay when the wave functions of the two nuclei involved in the transition are constrained to reproduce the experimental occupancies. In the Interacting Shell Model description the value of the NME is enhanced about 15% compared to previous calculations whereas in the QRPA the NME’s are reduced by 20%–30% thus the discrepancies between both approaches diminish.

J. Menéndez; A. Poves; E. Caurier; F. Nowacki

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Factorization in B to V gamma Decays  

SciTech Connect

The factorization properties of the radiative decays B {yields} V{gamma} are analyzed at leading order in 1/mb using the soft-collinear effective theory. It is shown that the decay amplitudes can be expressed in terms of a B {yields} V form factor evaluated at q{sup 2} = 0, light-cone distribution amplitudes of the B and V mesons, and calculable hard-scattering kernels. The renormalization-group equations in the effective theory are solved to resume perturbative logarithms of the different scales in the decay process. Phenomenological implications for the B {yields} K*{gamma} branching ratio, isospin asymmetry, and CP asymmetries are discussed, with particular emphasis on possible effects from physics beyond the Standard Model.

Becher, T

2005-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

389

Charmless hadronic $B \\to (f_1(1285),f_1(1420)) P$ decays in the perturbative QCD approach  

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We study twenty charmless hadronic $B \\to f_1 P$ decays, with $f_1$ representing axial-vector mesons $f_1(1285)$ and $f_1(1420)$ that resulting from a mixing of quark-flavor $f_{1q}$ and $f_{1s}$ states with the angle $\\phi_{f_1}$, in the perturbative QCD(pQCD) formalism. The estimations of branching ratios and CP asymmetries of the considered $B \\to f_1 P$ decays are presented in the pQCD approach with $\\phi_{f_1} \\sim 24^\\circ$ from recently measured $B_{d/s} \\to J/\\psi f_1(1285)$ decays. It is found that (a) the tree dominant $B^+ \\to f_1 \\pi^+$ and the penguin dominant $B^+ \\to f_1 K^+$ decays with large branching ratios[${\\cal O}(10^{-6})$] and large direct CP violations(around $14\\% \\sim 28\\%$ in magnitude) simultaneously are believed to be clearly measurable at the LHCb and Super-B factory experiments; (b) the nearly pure penguin-dominated $B_d \\to f_1 K_S^0$ and $B_s \\to f_1 (\\eta, \\eta')$ modes with safely negligible tree pollution also have large decay rates in the order of $10^{-6} \\sim 10^{-5}$, w...

Liu, Xin; Li, Jing-Wu; Zou, Zhi-Tian

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Nonfactorization in Cabibbo-favored B decays  

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We assume universal values for the color-singlet (?1) and color-octet (?8) nonfactorization parameters in B decays. Two sets of color-favored processes and one set of color-suppressed processes were used to give quantitative estimates of these parameters. It has been found (by calculating the branching ratios for a large number of Cabibbo-favored B decays) that the values ?1(?0)=-0.06±0.03 and ?8(?0)=0.12±0.02 improve significantly the predictions of the factorization model.

F. M. Al-Shamali and A. N. Kamal

1999-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

391

One-particle inclusive semileptonic B decays  

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We propose a method for a QCD based calculation of one-particle inclusive decays of the form B?D¯X or B?D*X. It is based on the heavy mass limit and a short distance expansion of the amplitudes, which yield a power series in the parameter 1/MX2 for the spectra and in ?QCDmb/(mb-mc)2 for the rates. We study the leading term of this expansion for the case of the semileptonic decays B?D¯Xl+?.

Christopher Balzereit and Thomas Mannel

1998-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

392

On the neutrinoless double ?{sup +}/EC decays  

SciTech Connect

The neutrinoless double positron-emission/electron-capture (0??{sup +}/EC) decays are studied for the magnitudes of the involved nuclear matrix elements (NMEs). Decays to the ground state, 0{sub gs}{sup +}, and excited 0{sup +} states are discussed. The participant many-body wave functions are evaluated in the framework of the quasiparticle random-phase approximation (QRPA). Effective, G-matrix-derived nuclear forces are used in realistic single-particle model spaces. The channels ?{sup +}?{sup +}, ?{sup +}EC, and the resonant neutrinoless double electron capture (R0?ECEC) are discussed.

Suhonen, Jouni [Department of Physics, P.O. Box 35 (YFL), FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

393

Fission decay in intermediate heavy ion reactions  

SciTech Connect

Results are presented on cross sections, parallel and perpendicular momentum transfers, charge loss and velocity systematics for fission following reactions of Fe and Nb projectiles at 50--100 MeV/A on targets of Ta, Au, and Th. The results at 100 MeV/A are compared to a detailed multistage deexcitation model. The initial collision is modeled with an intranuclear cascade. The resultant excited target residues then undergo a fast preequilibrium decay stage followed by a statistical decay involving nucleon evaporation and fission. Results from this modeling are in reasonable agreement with experimental data. 14 refs., 11 figs.

Britt, H.C.

1990-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

394

Decay study of Inm104,g  

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The Ing104 and Inm104 nuclei have been produced by means of the following reactions: Cd106(p,3n), Mo92(14N,2n), Mo92(16O,p3n), Mo92(20Ne,3p5n). Their decay has been investigated after mass separation. From ?+, ?, and x direct spectra and ?-?-T, ?-x-T, and ?-?-T coincidences, a Cd104 level scheme has been constructed. The observation of an intense background of statistical ? rays, emitted after strong ? decay to high energy levels, resolves the problems of previously published work concerning ?-ray intensities, spin determinations, and QEC values.

J. Vanhorenbeeck; E. Coenen; P. Decrock; P. Dendooven; K. Deneffe; M. Huyse; G. Reusen; P. Van Duppen; J. Wauters; P. del Marmol

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

A1-?-? System and ??l?? Decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

It is pointed out that an accurate experimental determination of the ratio r of the structure-dependent axial-vector to the vector contribution in ??l?? decay can settle the question of subtraction in the dispersion relation for the relevant amplitude which determines the axial-vector contribution in this decay, as well as in the electromagnetic form factor of the pion. Further, it is shown that the value of r is sensitive to the value of the parameter ? which enters into the A1-?-? system for theoretical determination of the A1??? and ??2? widths.

Riazuddin and Fayyazuddin

1968-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

396

BaBar: Rare Charmless B Decays  

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Three two body and two resonance decays of the B mesons have been measured using data from the BABAR detector: B{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup {+-}}, K{sup {-+}}, K{sup +}K{sup -}, K{sub S}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} and B{sup 0} {yields} a{sub 1}{sup +}(1260){pi}{sup -}. The branching ratio and that of some intermediate resonances are presented along with the Cp asymmetry of the decay B{sup 0} {yields} K*{sup +}{pi}{sup -}.

Hutchcroft, D.; /Liverpool U.

2006-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

397

Electromagnetic corrections to pseudoscalar decay constants  

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The effects of electromagnetic interactions on pseudoscalar decay constants are investigated. Using a compact QED and QCD action we are able to resolve differences of about 0.1 MeV. We obtain the preliminary results f_pi^0-f_pi^+/- =0.09(3) MeV and f_D^0-f_D^+/- =0.79(11) MeV for light and charmed pseudoscalar decay constants on a N_f=2 nonperturbatively improved Sheikholeslami-Wohlert ensemble.

Benjamin Glaessle; Gunnar S. Bali

2011-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

398

Neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino masses  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0???) is a promising test for lepton number violating physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics. There is a deep connection between this decay and the phenomenon of neutrino masses. In particular we will discuss the relation between 0??? and Majorana neutrino masses provided by the so-called Schechter-Valle theorem in a quantitative way. Furthermore we will present an experimental cross check to discriminate 0??? from unknown nuclear background using only one isotope i.e. within one experiment.

Michael Duerr

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Searches for the baryon- and lepton-number violating decays $B^0\\rightarrow\\Lambda_c^ \\ell^-$, $B^-\\rightarrow\\Lambda\\ell^-$, and $B^-\\rightarrow\\bar{\\Lambda}\\ell^-$  

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Searches for B mesons decaying to final states containing a baryon and a lepton are performed, where the baryon is either {Lambda}{sub c} or {Lambda} and the lepton is a muon or an electron. These decays violate both baryon and lepton number and would be a signature of physics beyond the standard model. No significant signal is observed in any of the decay modes, and upper limits in the range (3.2 - 520) x 10{sup -8} are set on the branching fractions at the 90% confidence level.

del Amo Sanchez, P.; Lees, J.P.; Poireau, V.; Prencipe, E.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E.; /Barcelona U., ECM; Martinelli, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Milanes, D.A.; /INFN, Bari; Palano, A.; Pappagallo, M.; /INFN, Bari /Bari U.; Eigen, G.; Stugu, B.; Sun, L.; /Bergen U.; Brown, D.N.; Kerth, L.T.; Kolomensky, Yu.G.; Lynch, G.; Osipenkov, I.L.; /UC, Berkeley; Koch, H.; Schroeder, T.; /Ruhr U., Bochum /British Columbia U. /Brunel U. /Novosibirsk, IYF /UC, Irvine /UC, Riverside /UC, Santa Barbara /UC, Santa Cruz /Caltech /Cincinnati U. /Colorado U. /Colorado State U. /Dortmund U. /Dresden, Tech. U. /Ecole Polytechnique /Edinburgh U. /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /INFN, Ferrara /Ferrara U. /INFN, Ferrara /Frascati /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /INFN, Genoa /Genoa U. /INFN, Genoa /Indian Inst. Tech., Guwahati /Harvard U. /Harvey Mudd Coll. /Heidelberg U. /Humboldt U., Berlin /Imperial Coll., London /Iowa State U. /Iowa State U. /Johns Hopkins U. /Paris U., VI-VII /LLNL, Livermore /Liverpool U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Royal Holloway, U. of London /Louisville U. /Mainz U., Inst. Kernphys. /Manchester U. /Maryland U. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /MIT /McGill U. /Milan U. /Milan U. /Milan U. /Milan U. /Milan U. /Mississippi U. /Montreal U. /INFN, Naples /Naples U. /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /NIKHEF, Amsterdam /Notre Dame U. /Ohio State U. /Oregon U. /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /INFN, Padua /INFN, Padua /Padua U. /Paris U., VI-VII /INFN, Perugia /Perugia U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore /INFN, Pisa /Pisa U. /INFN, Pisa /Princeton U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /INFN, Rome /INFN, Rome /Rome U. /Rostock U. /Rutherford /DAPNIA, Saclay /SLAC /South Carolina U. /Southern Methodist U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /SUNY, Albany /Tel Aviv U. /Tennessee U. /Texas Nuclear Corp., Austin /Texas U., Dallas /INFN, Turin /Turin U. /INFN, Trieste /Trieste U. /Valencia U. /Victoria U. /Warwick U. /Wisconsin U., Madison

2011-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

400

Cascade atom in high-Q cavity: The spectrum for non-Markovian decay  

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The spontaneous emission spectrum for a three level cascade configuration atom in a single mode high-Q cavity coupled to a zero temperature reservoir of continuum external modes is determined from the atom-cavity mode master equation using the quantum regression theorem. Initially the atom is in its upper state and the cavity mode empty of photons. Following Glauber, the spectrum is defined via the response of a detector atom. Spectra are calculated for the detector located inside the cavity (case A), outside the cavity end mirror (Case B-end emission), or placed for emission out the side of the cavity (Case C). The spectra for case A and case B are found to be essentially the same. In all the cases the predicted lineshapes are free of instrumental effects and only due to cavity decay. Spectra are presented for intermediate and strong coupling regime situations (where both atomic transitions are resonant with the cavity frequency), for cases of non-zero cavity detuning, and for cases where the two atomic transition frequencies differ. The spectral features for Cases B(A) and C are qualitatively similar, with six spectral peaks for resonance cases and eight for detuned cases. These general features of the spectra can be understood via the dressed atom model. However, Case B and C spectra differ in detail, with the latter exhibiting a deep spectral hole at the cavity frequency due to quantum interference effects.

B. J. Dalton; B. M. Garraway

2007-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay in deformed nuclei: its implications in particle and nuclear physics .  

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??In my thesis, we calculated the Nuclear Matrix Elements (NME) for neutrinoless double beta decay (0??? decay). Neutrinoless double beta decay is a rare nuclear… (more)

Fang, DongLiang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Mode I - mode II delamination fractrue toughness of a unidirectional graphite/epoxy composite  

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MODE I - MODE II DELAMINATION FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF A UNIDIRECTIONAL GRAPHITE/EPOXY COMPOSITE A Thesis by PETER STEPHEN VANDERKLEY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Demember 1981 Najor Subject: Mechanical Engineering MODE I - MODE II DELAMINATION FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF A UNIDIRECTIONAL GRAPHITE/EPOXY COMPOSITE A Thesis by PETER STEPHEN VANDERKLEY Approved as to style and content by...

Vanderkley, Peter Stephen

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

403

New proofs for old modes Mark Wooding  

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the standard block cipher modes of operation: CBC, CFB, and OFB and analyse their security. We don't look in (full­width) CFB and OFB modes and that generalized counters encrypted using the block cipher (with Ciphertext feedback (CFB) en­ cryption 19 4.1 Description . . . . . . . . . 19 4.2 Sliding strings

404

New proofs for old modes Mark Wooding  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the standard block cipher modes of operation: CBC, CFB, and OFB and analyse their security. We don't look in (full-width) CFB and OFB modes and that generalized counters encrypted using the block cipher (with Ciphertext feedback (CFB) en- cryption 19 4.1 Description . . . . . . . . . 19 4.2 Sliding strings

405

2009 Raj JainCSE571SWashington University in St. Louis Modes ofModes of  

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, CFB, CTR 2. Privacy+Integrity 3. DES Attacks 4. 3DES and its design Ref: Chapter 4 of textbook. #12. Electronic Code Book (ECB) 2. Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) 3. Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB) 4. Output Feedback University in St. Louis 4. k4. k--Bit Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB)Bit Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB) ! Key Stream

Jain, Raj

406

Slepton Discovery in Electroweak Cascade Decay  

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The LHC studies on the MSSM slepton sector have mostly been focused on direct slepton Drell-Yan pair production. In this paper, we analyze the case when the sleptons are lighter than heavy neutralinos and can appear in the on-shell decay of neutralino states. In particular, we have studied the \\chi_1^\\pm \\chi_2^0 associated production, with the consequent decays of \\chi_1^\\pm and \\chi_2^0 via on-shell sleptons. The invariant mass of the lepton pairs, m_{\\ell\\ell}, from the neutralino decay has a distinctive triangle shape with a sharp kinematic cutoff. We discuss the utilization of this triangle shape in m_{\\ell\\ell} distribution to identify the slepton signal. We studied the trilepton plus missing E_T signal and obtained the effective cross section, \\sigma \\times BR \\times acceptance, that is needed for a 5\\sigma discovery as a function of the cutoff mass for the LHC with center of mass energy 14 TeV and 100 fb^{-1} integrated luminosity. Our results are model independent such that they could be applied to other models with similar decay topology. When applied to the MSSM under simple assumptions, it is found that with 100 fb^{-1} integrated luminosity, a discovery reach in the left-handed slepton mass of about 600 GeV could be reached, which extends far beyond the slepton mass reach in the usual Drell-Yan studies.

Jonathan Eckel; William Shepherd; Shufang Su

2011-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

407

CP violation in charged-kaon decay  

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The CP-violating asymmetry [?(K+??+?+?-) -?(K-??-?-?+)]/[? (K+??+?+?-)+?(K- ??-?-?+)] is determined by CP violation in kaon decay amplitudes. We derive an expression for this asymmetry in the standard six-quark model including CP violation from both strong and electromagnetic penguin-type diagrams.

B. Grinstein; Soo-Jong Rey; Mark B. Wise

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Nuclear physics aspects of double beta decay  

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Comprehensive description of the phenomenology of the $\\beta\\beta$ decay is given, with emphasis on the nuclear physics aspects. After a brief review of the neutrino oscillation results and of motivation to test the lepton number conservation, the mechanism of the $0\

Petr Vogel

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

409

Radioactivity: Olympic Games: dirty and decaying?  

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Radioactivity: Olympic Games: dirty and decaying? Awards: SciCast rewards the best in scientific short films Conference: Teachers conference is big in Boston Workshop: Experts and teachers mingle in Mexico Awards: Olympiad holds lavish ceremony Cinema: Indiana Jones has a skull full of physics Conference: ESERA announces Turkish delight for 2009 Forthcoming Events

410

Muon decay in a laser field  

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We investigate the change in the decay rate of a muon caused by embedding it in the field of a laser. A previous paper found that the change could be large, as much as an order of magnitude. We find the more intuitive result that the change is small and give analytic expressions for the small corrections.

Duane A. Dicus; Arsham Farzinnia; Wayne W. Repko; Todd M. Tinsley

2009-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

411

Neutrinoless Double $?$-Decay: Status and Future  

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A brief summary of the status of neutrino masses, mixing and oscillations is presented. Neutrinoless double $\\beta$-decay is considered. Predictions for the effective Majorana mass are reviewed. A possible test of the calculations of nuclear matrix elements of the $0\

S. M. Bilenky

2005-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

412

Study of Michel spectrum of tau decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is the beginning of a larger project to use BaBar to examine weak couplings through leptonic [tau] decay. I will use the ratio of Br... and Br... and the Michel parameters [rho] and [eta]. which describe the ...

Ackerman, Nicole (Nicole L.)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Search for rare and forbidden eta ' decays  

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We have searched for rare and forbidden decays of the eta' meson in hadronic events at the CLEO II detector. The search is conducted on 4.80 fb(-1) of e(+)e(-) collisions at 10.6 GeV center-of-mass energy at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring. We...

Ammar, Raymond G.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Davis, Robin E. P.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Zhou, X.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Search for neutrinoless ? decays: ??e? and ????  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A search for the lepton-family-number-violating decays ??e? and ???? has been performed using CLEO II data. No evidence of a signal has been found and the corresponding upper limits are B(??e?)<2.7×10(-6) and B(????)<3.0×10(-6) at 90% C.L....

Baringer, Philip S.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

O?[]O? nuclear ?-decay of ?²Ga  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The branching ratio for the ?-Decay of ?²Ga to the first excited O? state in ?²Zn has been measured. It is possible to use this branching ratio to test the theoretical method of calculating the [] component of the charge correction term [], which...

Hyman, Bruce Carl

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

416

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and ??Mass Determination  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay could improve our knowledge on neutrino properties. After a brief discussion on the implications of the observation of this rare process I will introduce the experimental approaches and review the prospects of the search for this nuclear transition.

M. Pedretti

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Temperature-package power correlations for open-mode geologic disposal concepts.  

SciTech Connect

Logistical simulation of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management in the U.S. combines storage, transportation and disposal elements to evaluate schedule, cost and other resources needed for all major operations leading to final geologic disposal. Geologic repository reference options are associated with limits on waste package thermal power output at emplacement, in order to meet limits on peak temperature for certain key engineered and natural barriers. These package power limits are used in logistical simulation software such as CALVIN, as threshold requirements that must be met by means of decay storage or SNF blending in waste packages, before emplacement in a repository. Geologic repository reference options include enclosed modes developed for crystalline rock, clay or shale, and salt. In addition, a further need has been addressed for open modes in which SNF can be emplaced in a repository, then ventilated for decades or longer to remove heat, prior to permanent repository closure. For each open mode disposal concept there are specified durations for surface decay storage (prior to emplacement), repository ventilation, and repository closure operations. This study simulates those steps for several timing cases, and for SNF with three fuel-burnup characteristics, to develop package power limits at which waste packages can be emplaced without exceeding specified temperature limits many years later after permanent closure. The results are presented in the form of correlations that span a range of package power and peak postclosure temperature, for each open-mode disposal concept, and for each timing case. Given a particular temperature limit value, the corresponding package power limit for each case can be selected for use in CALVIN and similar tools.

Hardin, Ernest L.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

An Instability due to the Nonlinear Coupling of p-modes to g-modes: Implications for Coalescing Neutron Star Binaries  

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A weakly nonlinear fluid wave propagating within a star can be unstable to three-wave interactions. The resonant parametric instability is a well-known form of three-wave interaction in which a primary wave of frequency ? a excites a pair of secondary waves of frequency ? b + ? c ? a . Here we consider a nonresonant form of three-wave interaction in which a low-frequency primary wave excites a high-frequency p-mode and a low-frequency g-mode such that ? b + ? c ? a . We show that a p-mode can couple so strongly to a g-mode of similar radial wavelength that this type of nonresonant interaction is unstable even if the primary wave amplitude is small. As an application, we analyze the stability of the tide in coalescing neutron star binaries to p-g mode coupling. We find that the equilibrium tide and dynamical tide are both p-g unstable at gravitational wave frequencies f gw 20 Hz and drive short wavelength p-g mode pairs to significant energies on very short timescales (much less than the orbital decay time due to gravitational radiation). Resonant parametric coupling to the tide is, by contrast, either stable or drives modes at a much smaller rate. We do not solve for the saturation of the p-g instability and therefore we cannot say precisely how it influences the evolution of neutron star binaries. However, we show that if even a single daughter mode saturates near its wave breaking amplitude, the p-g instability of the equilibrium tide will (1) induce significant orbital phase errors (? 1 radian) that accumulate primarily at low frequencies (f gw 50 Hz) and (2) heat the neutron star core to a temperature of T ~ 1010 K. Since there are at least ~100 unstable p-g daughter pairs, ? and T are potentially much larger than these values. Tides might therefore significantly influence the gravitational wave signal and electromagnetic emission from coalescing neutron star binaries at much larger orbital separations than previously thought.

Nevin N. Weinberg; Phil Arras; Joshua Burkart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Measuring CP violation in 3- and 4-body decays  

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Multibody charm decays have a rich phenomenology and potentially unique sensitivity to CP violation. In these proceedings we discuss recent results, challenges and prospects in searches for CP violation in three and four body charm decays.

Jonas Rademacker

2013-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

420

Leptonic $D_s$ decays at $B$-factories  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review recent measurements of leptonic $D_s$-meson decays performed by Belle and BaBar collaborations. Described measurements enable experimental extraction of the $D_s$-meson decay constant which can be compared with lattice QCD calculations.

A. Zupanc

2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay b c,:Results of the Search for Neutrinoless D o u b l e - B e t ah e i n a , Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay, M o

Alessandria, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Bolometric experiments for neutrinoless double beta 3.2.1A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te by AdamSpring 2010 A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of

Bryant, Adam Douglas

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Hybrid meson decay from lattice QCD  

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Besides the conventional hadrons containing valence quarks and valence antiquarks, quantum chromodynamics (QCD) suggests the existence of the hybrid hadrons containing valence gluons in addition to the quarks and antiquarks, and some experiments may have found some. A decisive experimental confirmation of its existence, however, is still needed. At present, lattice simulations have offered the practicable ways of theoretically guiding us to search for the hybrid states. In this dissertation, we study the spectroscopy and the decay rate of the heavy hybrid mesons made of a heavy $b$ quark, a heavy $\\bar b$ antiquark, and a gluon ($b\\bar{b}g$) to selected channels, and use lattice methods to extract the transition matrix elements in full QCD. We are particular interested in the spin-exotic hybrid mesons. For sufficiently heavy quarks (e.g., $b$ quark), we use the leading Born-Oppenheimer (LBO) approximation to calculate the static potential energy at all $b\\bar{b}$ separations. Then, by solving the Schr\\"odinger equation with this potential, we reconstruct the motion of the heavy quarks. In a similar way we can determine decay rates. In this dissertation, we use the numerical lattice method to calculate the mass of the $f_0$ meson at a single lattice spacing and light quark mass, namely, $m_{f_0} = (768 \\pm 136)$ MeV. Most of all we consider the decay channels involving the production of a scalar meson. We obtain the partial decay rate ($\\Gamma$) for the channel $ H \\rightarrow \\chi_b + \\pi + \\pi $, namely, $ \\Gamma = 3.62(98)$ MeV. All of our results are consistent with those of other researchers. Knowledge of the masses and the decay rates should help us considerably in experimental searches for the hybrid mesons.

Ziwen Fu

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

424

/ Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with CUORE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

neutrinoless double beta decay (??0?) in 130 Te and other rare processes. The observation of ??0? would

Elena Ferri

425

CP violation in fermion pair decays of neutral boson particles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We study CP violation in fermion pair decays of neutral boson particles with spin 0 or 1. We study a new asymmetry to measure CP violation in ?, KL??+?- decays and discuss the possibility of measuring it experimentally. For the spin-1 particles case, we study CP violation in the decays of J/? to SU(3) octet baryon pairs. We show that these decays can be used to put stringent constraints on the electric dipole moments of ?, ?, and ?.

Xiao-Gang He; J. P. Ma; Bruce McKellar

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

CP violation for neutral charmed meson decays into CP eigenstates  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The CP asymmetries for the decays of the neutral charmed meson into CP eigenstates are carefully studied. Formulas and numerical...

Dong-Sheng Du

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Hadronic B_u and B_d decays  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

I present latest measurements from the B factories of branching fractions for B meson decays to hadronic two- and three-body final states. These include the rate of doubly Cabibbo-suppressed charge states of charmed mesons in two-body decays, charmed baryons and other structure seen in baryonic B decays, and charmless mesonic two-body decays in comparison with estimates from theory.

W. T. Ford

2008-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

428

Search for neutrinoless decays of the tau lepton  

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. The upper limits obtained for 22 decay branching fractions are several times more stringent than those set previously....

Ammar, Raymond G.; Ball, S.; Baringer, Philip S.; Bean, Alice; Besson, David Zeke; Coppage, Don; Copty, N.; Davis, Robin E. P.; Hancock, N.; Kelly, M.; Kotov, S.; Kravchenko, I.; Kwak, Nowhan; Lam, H.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Threshold resummed spectra in semi-inclusive B decays  

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I discuss some aspects of the universality of soft gluon dynamics in semileptonic and radiative decays at the threshold region.

Giulia Ricciardi

2006-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

430

Technetium Activities at Mass 97  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A technetium activity believed to be Tc97g has been observed to decay with molybdenum K x-rays and to possess a half-life in the range of 104 to 105 years.

G. E. Boyd

1954-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Subatomic (Particle) Physics in Canada The Canadian particle physics community  

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with a half-life of about 1.8 Ã? 1021y. The neutrinoless double beta decay Ge76 32 Se76 34e-e- would violate

432

Observation of Electromagnetic Dalitz decays J/?\\to P e^+e^-  

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Based on a sample of (225.3\\pm2.8)\\times 10^{6} J/\\psi events collected with the BESIII detector, the electromagnetic Dalitz decays of J/\\psi \\to P e^+e^-(P=\\eta'/\\eta/\\pi^0) are studied. By reconstructing the pseudoscalar mesons in various decay modes, the decays J/\\psi \\to \\eta' e^+e^-, J/\\psi \\to \\eta e^+e^- and J/\\psi \\to \\pi^0 e^+e^- are observed for the first time. The branching fractions are determined to be \\mathcal{B}(J/\\psi\\to \\eta' e^+e^-) = (5.81\\pm0.16\\pm0.31)\\times10^{-5}, \\mathcal{B}(J/\\psi\\to \\eta e^+e^-) = (1.16\\pm0.07\\pm0.06)\\times10^{-5}, and \\mathcal{B}(J/\\psi\\to \\pi^0 e^+e^-)=(7.56\\pm1.32\\pm0.50)\\times10^{-7}, where the first errors are statistical and the second ones systematic.

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2014-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

433

Search for Invisibly Decaying Higgs Bosons with Large Decay Width Using the OPAL Detector at LEP  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper describes a topological search for an invisibly decaying Higgs boson,H, produced via the Bjorken process (e+e- -> HZ). The analysis is based on data recorded using the OPAL detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 629pb-1. In the analysis only hadronic decays of the Z boson are considered. A scan over Higgs boson masses from 1 to 120 GeV and decay widths from 1 to 3000 GeV revealed no indication for a signal in the data. From a likelihood ratio of expected signal and Standard Model background we determine upper limits on cross-section times branching ratio to an invisible final state. For moderate Higgs boson decay widths, these range from about 0.07pb Mh = 60GeV) to 0.57pb (Mh = 114GeV). For decay widths above 200GeV the upper limits are of the order of 0.15pb. The results can be interpreted in general scenarios predicting a large invisible decay width of the Higgs boson. As an example we interpret the results in the so-called stealthy Higgs scenario. The limits from this analysis exclude a large part of the parameter range of this scenario experimentally accessible at LEP2.

The OPAL collaboration

2006-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

434

A search for effective strangeness-changing neutral currents in K sub L sup 0 decays  

SciTech Connect

Results from AGS (Alternating Gradient Synchroton) experiment {number sign} 780 at Brookhaven National Laboratory are reported for the decay modes, K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +} + {mu}{sup {minus}} and K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup 0} + e{sup +} + e{sup {minus}}. The detector consisted of a charged particle spectrometer of four mini-drift chambers, two upstream and two downstream of an analyzing magnet, a hydrogen Cherenkov counter and lead glass array for electron identification, and a muon filter and range stack consisting of a series of iron slabs followed by arrays of scintillator counters. Several additional counter arrays provided trigger level particle identification and event topology. Di-lepton triggers were accepted for {mu} + e, e + e and {mu} + {mu}. Two charged pion triggers were accepted for normalization to the Cp violating decay K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +} + {pi}{sup {minus}}, and to K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup 0} + {pi}{sup +} + {pi}{sup {minus}}. Two events consistent with the decay K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +} + {mu}{sup {minus}} were observed with a single event sensitivity of 4.6 {times} 10{sup {minus}9}. This result is consistent with the established branching ratio of (9.1 {plus minus} 1.9) {times} 10{sup {minus}9}. While the sensitivity achieved in experiment {number sign} 780 did not allow for an improved measurement of this decay mode, the result is important as a check of the sensitivity established using the K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +} + {pi}{sup {minus}} decays. One event consistent with K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup 0} + e{sup +} + e{sup {minus}} was observed with a single event sensitivity of 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}7} for the observed lepton pair mass of 328 MeV/c{sup 2}.

Mannelli, E.B.M.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Diffractive pion production at COMPASS -- First results on 3$?$ final states - neutral mode  

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The COMPASS experiment at CERN is designed for light hadron spectroscopy with emphasis on the detection of new states, in particular the search for exotic states and glue-balls. After a short pilot run in 2004 (190 GeV/c negative pion beam, lead target) showing significant production strength for an exotic $J^{PC}=1^{-+}$ state at 1.66\\,GeV/${\\rm c^2}$, we have collected data with a 190 GeV/c negative charged hadron beam on a proton (liquid hydrogen) and nuclear targets in 2008 and 2009. The spectrometer features good coverage by electromagnetic calorimetry, and our data provide excellent opportunity for simultaneous observation of new states in two different decay modes in the same experiment. The diffractively produced $(3\\pi)^{-}$ system for example can be studied in both modes $\\pi^{-}p \\rightarrow \\pi^{-}\\pi^{+}\\pi^{-}p$ and $\\pi^{-}~p \\rightarrow \\pi^{-}\\pi^{0}\\pi^{0}~p$. Charged and neutral mode rely on completely different parts of the spectrometer. Observing a new state in both modes provides important cross-check. First results of a preliminary PWA performed on the 2008 data are presented.

Frank Nerling for the COMPASS Collaboration

2010-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

436

Measurement of CP Violation in B[0 over s] ? ?? decays  

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A measurement of the decay time-dependent CP-violating asymmetry in B[0 over s] ? ?? decays is presented, along with measurements of the T-odd triple-product asymmetries. In this decay channel, the CP-violating weak phase ...

Counts, Ian Thomas Hunt

437

Effect of resonance decays on hadron elliptic flows  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Within the quark coalescence model, we study effects of resonance decays, and of the quark momentum distribution in hadrons, on the elliptic flows of stable hadrons. We find that, with the exception of rho-meson decays, the resonance decays could...

Greco, V.; Ko, Che Ming.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment Pre-conceptual Design Proposal November 22 Motivation for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1.1 Community Guidance Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.5 Next

Washington at Seattle, University of - Department of Physics, Electroweak Interaction Research Group

439

Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay b c,:L d e f F .s t results on neutrinoless double beta decay of T e w i t hthe study of neutrinoless double beta decay, J . C r y s t .

Alessandria, F.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Guiding Center Equations for Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Modes  

SciTech Connect

Guiding center simulations are routinely used for the discovery of mode-particle resonances in tokamaks, for both resistive and ideal instabilities and to find modifications of particle distributions caused by a given spectrum of modes, including large scale avalanches during events with a number of large amplitude modes. One of the most fundamental properties of ideal magnetohydrodynamics is the condition that plasma motion cannot change magnetic topology. The conventional representation of ideal magnetohydrodynamic modes by perturbing a toroidal equilibrium field through ?~B = ? X (? X B) however perturbs the magnetic topology, introducing extraneous magnetic islands in the field. A proper treatment of an ideal perturbation involves a full Lagrangian displacement of the field due to the perturbation and conserves magnetic topology as it should. In order to examine the effect of ideal magnetohydrodynamic modes on particle trajectories the guiding center equations should include a correct Lagrangian treatment. Guiding center equations for an ideal displacement ? are derived which perserve the magnetic topology and are used to examine mode particle resonances in toroidal confinement devices. These simulations are compared to others which are identical in all respects except that they use the linear representation for the field. Unlike the case for the magnetic field, the use of the linear field perturbation in the guiding center equations does not result in extraneous mode particle resonances.

Roscoe B. White

2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed Mode Fuel Injector And Injection System  

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A fuel injector includes a homogenous charge nozzle outlet set and a conventional nozzle outlet set that are controlled respectively by first and second three way needle control valves. Each fuel injector includes first and second concentric needle valve members. One of the needle valve members moves to an open position for a homogenous charge injection event, while the other needle valve member moves to an open position for a conventional injection event. The fuel injector has the ability to operate in a homogenous charge mode with a homogenous charge spray pattern, a conventional mode with a conventional spray pattern or a mixed mode.

Stewart, Chris Lee (Normal, IL); Tian, Ye (Bloomington, IL); Wang, Lifeng (Normal, IL); Shafer, Scott F. (Morton, IL)

2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Azimuthal Asymmetries and Vibrational Modes in Bubble Pinch-off  

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The pressure-driven inertial collapse of a cylindrical void in an inviscid liquid is an integrable, Hamiltonian system that forms a finite-time singularity as the radius of the void collapses to zero. Here it is shown that when the natural cylindrical symmetry of the void is perturbed azimuthally, the perturbation modes neither grow nor decay, but instead cause constant amplitude vibrations about the leading-order symmetric collapse. Though the amplitudes are frozen in time, they grow relative to the mean radius which is collapsing to zero, eventually overtaking the leading-order symmetric implosion. Including weak viscous dissipation destroys the integrability of the underlying symmetric implosion, and the effect on the stability spectrum is that short-wavelength disturbances are now erased as the implosion proceeds. Introducing a weak rotational flow component to the symmetric implosion dynamics causes the vibrating shapes to spin as the mean radius collapses. The above theoretical scenario is compared to a closely related experimental realization of void implosion: the disconnection of an air bubble from an underwater nozzle. There, the thin neck connecting the bubble to the nozzle implodes primarily radially inward and disconnects. Recent experiments were able to induce vibrations of the neck shape by releasing the bubble from a slot-shaped nozzle. The frequency and amplitude of the observed vibrations are consistent with the theoretical prediction once surface tension effects are taken into account.

Laura E. Schmidt

2011-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Competition between $\\beta$-delayed proton and $\\beta$-delayed $\\gamma$ decay of the exotic $T_z$ = -2 nucleus $^{56}$Zn and fragmentation of the IAS  

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A very exotic decay mode at the proton drip-line, $\\beta$-delayed $\\gamma$-proton decay, has been observed in the $\\beta$ decay of the $T_z$ = -2 nucleus $^{56}$Zn. Three $\\gamma$-proton sequences have been observed following the $\\beta$ decay. The fragmentation of the IAS in $^{56}$Cu has also been observed for the first time. The results were reported in a recent publication. At the time of publication the authors were puzzled by the competition between proton and $\\gamma$ decays from the main component of the IAS. Here we outline a possible explanation based on the nuclear structure properties of the three nuclei involved, namely $^{56}$Zn, $^{56}$Cu and $^{55}$Ni, close to the doubly magic nucleus $^{56}$Ni. From the fragmentation of the Fermi strength and the excitation energy of the two populated 0$^{+}$ states we could deduce the off-diagonal matrix element of the charge-dependent part of the Hamiltonian responsible for the mixing. These results are compared with the decay of $^{55}$Cu with one proton ...

Rubio, B; Fujita, Y; Blank, B; Gelletly, W; Agramunt, J; Algora, A; Ascher, P; Bilgier, B; Cáceres, L; Cakirli, R B; Fujita, H; Ganioglu, E; Gerbaux, M; Giovinazzo, J; Grévy, S; Kamalou, O; Kozer, H C; Kucuk, L; Kurtukian-Nieto, T; Molina, F; Popescu, L; Rogers, A M; Susoy, G; Stodel, C; Suzuki, T; Tamii, A; Thomas, J C

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

CP violation in neutral-B decays to CP eigenstates  

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CP asymmetries in neutral-B decays to CP eigenstates are studied in the standard model. Whereas usually one assumes a single decay amplitude which induces CP violation via B-B¯ mixing, we investigate additional effects due to two interfering decay amplitudes. We estimate these effects in characteristic cases and suggest ways to experimentally distinguish between these two sources of asymmetries. The effects, which show up as time-integrated asymmetries at symmetric e+e- colliders operating at the ?(4S), are quite small in Kobayashi-Maskawa- (KM) allowed decays such as as Bd0?KS? and become large in KM-suppressed decays.

Michael Gronau

1989-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

445

Characterization of core and edge turbulence in L- and enhanced D{sub {alpha}} H-mode Alcator C-Mod plasmas  

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The recently upgraded phase-contrast imaging (PCI) diagnostic is used to characterize the transition from the low (L) to the enhanced D{sub {alpha}} (EDA) high (H) confinement mode in Alcator C-Mod [I. H. Hutchinson, R. Boivin, F. Bombarda et al., Phys. Plasmas 1, 1511 (1994)] plasmas. PCI yields information on line integrated density fluctuations along vertical chords. The number of channels has been increased from 12 to 32 and the sampling rate from 1 MHz to 10 MHz. This expansion of diagnostic capabilities is used to study broadband turbulence in L and EDA H mode and to analyze the quasicoherent (QC) mode associated with EDA H mode. Changes in broadband turbulence at the transition from L to EDA H mode can be interpreted as an effect of the Doppler rotation of the bulk plasma. Additional fluctuation measurements of D{sub {alpha}} light and the poloidal magnetic field show features correlated with PCI in two different frequency ranges at the transition. The backtransition from EDA H to L mode, the so-called enhanced neutron (EN) mode, is investigated by new high frequency (132 and 140 GHz) reflectometer channels operating in the ordinary (O) mode. This additional hardware has been installed in an effort to study localized turbulence associated with internal transport barriers (ITBs). The EN mode is a suitable candidate for this study, since an ITB exists transiently as the outer density decreases much faster than the core density in this mode. The fact that the density decays from the outside inward allows us to study fluctuations progressing towards the plasma core. Our results mark the first localized observation of the QC mode at medium density: 2.2x10{sup 20} m{sup -3} (132 GHz). Correlating the reflectometry measurements with other fluctuating quantities provides some insight regarding the causality of the EN-mode development.

Basse, N.P.; Edlund, E.M.; Ernst, D.R.; Fiore, C.L.; Greenwald, M.J.; Hubbard, A.E.; Hughes, J.W.; Irby, J.H.; Lin, L.; Lin, Y.; Marmar, E.S.; Mossessian, D.A.; Porkolab, M.; Rice, J.E.; Snipes, J.A.; Stillerman, J.A.; Terry, J.L.; Wolfe, S.M.; Wukitch, S.J.; Zhurovich, K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States)] [and others

2005-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

446

Differential rotation of nonlinear r-modes  

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The differential rotation of r-modes is investigated within the nonlinear theory up to second order in the mode amplitude in the case of a slowly rotating, Newtonian, barotropic, perfect-fluid star. We find a nonlinear extension of the linear r-mode, which represents differential rotation that produces large scale drifts of fluid elements along stellar latitudes. This solution includes a piece induced by first-order quantities and another one that is a pure second-order effect. Since the latter is stratified on cylinders, it cannot cancel differential rotation induced by first-order quantities, which is not stratified on cylinders. It is shown that, unlike the situation in the linearized theory, r-modes do not preserve the vorticity of fluid elements at second order. It is also shown that the physical angular momentum and energy of the perturbation are, in general, different from the corresponding canonical quantities.

Paulo M. Sá

2004-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

447

PLASTIC DEFORMATIONPLASTIC DEFORMATION Modes of Deformation  

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PLASTIC DEFORMATIONPLASTIC DEFORMATION Modes of Deformation The Uniaxial Tension Test Mechanisms underlying Plastic Deformation Strengthening mechanisms Mechanical Metallurgy George E Dieter McClick here to know about all the mechanisms by which materials fail #12;Slip (Dislocation motion) Plastic

Subramaniam, Anandh

448

Whispering-gallery-mode-based seismometer  

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A whispering-gallery-mode-based seismometer provides for receiving laser light into an optical fiber, operatively coupling the laser light from the optical fiber into a whispering-gallery-mode-based optical resonator, operatively coupling a spring of a spring-mass assembly to a housing structure; and locating the whispering-gallery-mode-based optical resonator between the spring-mass assembly and the housing structure so as to provide for compressing the whispering-gallery-mode-based optical resonator between the spring-mass assembly and the housing structure responsive to a dynamic compression force from the spring-mass assembly responsive to a motion of the housing structure relative to an inertial frame of reference.

Fourguette, Dominique Claire; Otugen, M Volkan; Larocque, Liane Marie; Ritter, Greg Aan; Meeusen, Jason Jeffrey; Ioppolo, Tindaro

2014-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Rotary Mode Core Sample System availability improvement  

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The Rotary Mode Core Sample System (RMCSS) is used to obtain stratified samples of the waste deposits in single-shell and double-shell waste tanks at the Hanford Site. The samples are used to characterize the waste in support of ongoing and future waste remediation efforts. Four sampling trucks have been developed to obtain these samples. Truck I was the first in operation and is currently being used to obtain samples where the push mode is appropriate (i.e., no rotation of drill). Truck 2 is similar to truck 1, except for added safety features, and is in operation to obtain samples using either a push mode or rotary drill mode. Trucks 3 and 4 are now being fabricated to be essentially identical to truck 2.

Jenkins, W.W.; Bennett, K.L.; Potter, J.D. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Cross, B.T.; Burkes, J.M.; Rogers, A.C. [Southwest Research Institute (United States)

1995-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

450

Two-Mode Theory of BEC Interferometry  

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A theory of BEC interferometry in an unsymmetrical double-well trap has been developed for small boson numbers, based on the two-mode approximation. The bosons are initially in the lowest mode of a single well trap, which is split into a double well and then recombined. Possible fragmentations into separate BEC states in each well during the splitting/recombination process are allowed for. The BEC is treated as a giant spin system, the fragmented states are eigenstates of S^2 and Sz. Self-consistent sets of equations for the amplitudes of the fragmented states and for the two single boson mode functions are obtained. The latter are coupled Gross-Pitaevskii equations. Interferometric effects may be measured via boson numbers in the first excited mode

B J Dalton

2007-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

451

Probing the XYZ states through radiative decays  

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In this work, we adopt the spin rearrangement scheme in the heavy quark limit and extensively investigate three classes of the radiative decays: M?(bb¯)+?, (bb¯)?M+?, M?M?+? corresponding to the electromagnetic transitions between one molecular (resonant) state and bottomonium, one bottomonium and molecular (resonant) state, and two molecular (resonant) states, respectively. We also extend the same formalism to study the radiative decays of the molecular (resonant) states with hidden charm. We derive some model-independent ratios when the initial or final states belong to the same spin-flavor multiplet. Future experimental measurement of these ratios will test the molecular picture and explore the underlying structures of the XYZ states.

Li Ma; Zhi-Feng Sun; Xiao-Hai Liu; Wei-Zhen Deng; Xiang Liu; Shi-Lin Zhu

2014-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

452

Baryon number violation in particle decays  

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It has been argued in the past that in baryogenesis via out-of-equilibrium decays one must consider loop diagrams that contain more than one baryon number violating coupling. In this paper we argue that the requirement with regard to baryon number violating couplings in loop diagrams is that the interaction between the intermediate on-shell particles and the final particles should correspond to a net change in baryon number and that this can be satisfied even if the loop diagram contains only one baryon number violating coupling. Put simply, we show that to create a baryon asymmetry there should be net B violation to the right of the “cut” in the loop diagram. This is of relevance to some works involving the out-of-equilibrium decay scenario.

Rathin Adhikari and Raghavan Rangarajan

2002-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

453

Searches for very rare decays of kaons  

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The physics motivation for searches for very rare kaon decays, either forbidden or suppressed within the Standard Model, is briefly discussed. Simple arguments conclude that such searches probe possible new forces at a 200 TeV mass scale or constitute a precision test of the electroweak model. The examples of such process are decays of K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {mu} {sup {+-}}e{sup -+}, K{sup +} {yields} {pi}{sup +} {mu}{sup +} e{sup -}, K{sub L}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +} {mu}{sup -}, and K{sup +} {yields} {pi} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{nu}{bar {nu}}. We present the current experimental status and describe the new efforts to reach sensitivities down to one part in 10{sup 12}. The discussion is focused on the experimental program at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where intense beams make such studies possible.

Lang, K. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Axions from cosmic string and wall decay  

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If inflation occurred with a reheat temperature > T{sub PQ}, axions from the decay of global axion strings and domain walls would make an important contribution to the cosmological energy density, comparable to that from vacuum misalignment. Several groups have numerically studied the evolution of axion strings and walls in the past, however substantial uncertainties remain in their contribution to the present density {Omega}{sub a,string+wall} {approx} 1-100 (f{sub a}/10{sup 12} GeV){sup 7/6}, where f{sub a} is the axion decay constant. I will describe the numerical methods used in our simulations and show results for several string and wall configurations.

Hagmann, C A

2010-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

455

$B\\to ?\\ell^{+}\\ell^{-}$ decays revisited in the standard model  

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A new estimate is presented of the dileptonic $B$ decays $B\\to\\pi\\ell^+\\ell^-(\\ell=e,\\mu,\\tau)$ in naive factorization within the standard-model (SM) framework. Using a combination of several approaches, we investigate the behavior of the $B\\to \\pi$ form factors in the entire region of the momentum transfer squared $q^2$. For the vector and scalar form factors, we employ the light cone sum rule (LCSR) with a chiral current correlator to estimate, at twist-2 next-to-leading order (NLO) accuracy, their shapes in small and intermediate kinematical region. Then a simultaneous fit to a Bourrely-Caprini-Lellouch (BCL) parametrization is performed of the sum rule predictions and the corresponding lattice QCD (LQCD) results available at some high $q^2$'s. The same approach is applied for the tensor form factor, except that at large $q^2$ we use as input the LQCD data on the corresponding $B\\to K$ form factor in combination with a $SU_F(3)$ symmetry breaking ansatz. Employing the fitted BCL parameterizations, we evaluate, as an illustrative example, several of the observables of the charged decay modes $B^-\\to\\pi^-\\ell^+\\ell^-$, including the dilepton invariant mass distribution and branching ratio. For the dielectron and dimuon modes, the branching ratios are estimated at $\\mathcal{B}(B^-\\to\\pi^-e^+e^-)=(2.263^{+0.227}_{-0.192})\\times10^{-8}$ and $\\mathcal{B}(B^-\\to\\pi^-\\mu^+\\mu^-)=(2.259^{+0.226}_{-0.191}) \\times10^{-8}$. The latter shows an excellent agreement with the recent experimental measurement at LHCb and hence puts a stringent constraint on the contribution from possible new physics. We arrive at, for the ditau mode, $\\mathcal{B}(B^-\\to\\pi^-\\tau^+\\tau^-)=(1.017^{+0.118}_{-0.139})\\times10^{-8}$, which is one order of magnitude larger than the existing theoretical predictions.

Zuo-Hong Li; Zong-Guo Si; Ying Wang; Nan Zhu

2014-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability analysis of safety grade decay heat removal system of Indian prototype fast breeder reactor  

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The 500 MW Indian pool type Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), is provided with two independent and diverse Decay Heat Removal (DHR) systems viz., Operating Grade Decay Heat Removal System (OGDHRS) and Safety Grade Decay Heat Removal System (SGDHRS). OGDHRS utilizes the secondary sodium loops and Steam–Water System with special decay heat removal condensers for DHR function. The unreliability of this system is of the order of 0.1–0.01. The safety requirements of the present generation of fast reactors are very high, and specifically for DHR function the failure frequency should be less than ?1E-7/ry. Therefore, a passive SGDHR system using four completely independent thermo-siphon loops in natural convection mode is provided to ensure adequate core cooling for all Design Basis Events. The very high reliability requirement for DHR function is achieved mainly with the help of SGDHRS. This paper presents the reliability analysis of SGDHR system. Analysis is performed by Fault Tree method using ‘CRAFT’ software developed at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research. This software has special features for compact representation and CCF analysis of high redundancy safety systems encountered in nuclear reactors. Common Cause Failures (CCF) are evaluated by ? factor method. The reliability target for SGDHRS arrived from DHR reliability requirement and the ultimate number of demands per year (7/y) on SGDHRS is that the failure frequency should be ?1.4E-8/de. Since it is found from the analysis that the unreliability of SGDHRS with identical loops is 5.2E-6/de and dominated by leak rates of components like AHX, DHX and sodium dump and isolation valves, options with diversity measures in important components were studied. The failure probability of SGDHRS for a design consisting of 2 types of diverse loops (Diverse AHX, DHX and sodium dump and isolation valves) is 2.1E-8/de, which practically meets the reliability requirement.

A. John Arul; C. Senthil Kumar; S. Athmalingam; Om Pal Singh; K. Suryaprakasa Rao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Electroweak Corrections to the Top Quark Decay  

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We have calculated the one-loop electroweak corrections to the decay t-> bW+, including the counterterm for the CKM matrix elements V(tb). Previous calculations used an incorrect delta V(tb) that led to a gauge dependent amplitude. However, since the contribution stemming from delta V(tb) is small, those calculations only underestimate the width by roughly one part in 10^5.

S. M. Oliveira; L. Bruecher; R. Santos; A. Barroso

2001-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

458

Texas Feedgrain Flows and Transportation Modes, 1974.  

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ELEVATO RS AND FEEDMILLS . . . Destinations ............................ . .... . . . Modes of Transpo rtation of Grain Shipments ... .. . Destinations of Intraregi on and Interregion S Modes o f Transportation of Intraregion and Interregion Shipments.... Texas feedyards, receiving almost 31 per cent of the grain sorghum shipments of the elevators, ranked as the second most important market outlet. The remainder of the shipments was to out-of-state destinations (6.4 percent) and other Texas elevators...

Fuller, Stephen W.; Knudson, L. Bruce

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Singular Modes of the Electromagnetic Field  

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We show that the mode corresponding to the point of essential spectrum of the electromagnetic scattering operator is a vector-valued distribution representing the square root of the three-dimensional Dirac's delta function. An explicit expression for this singular mode in terms of the Weyl sequence is provided and analyzed. An essential resonance thus leads to a perfect localization (confinement) of the electromagnetic field, which in practice, however, may result in complete absorption.

Neil V. Budko; Alexander B. Samokhin

2006-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Singular Modes of the Electromagnetic Field  

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We show that the mode corresponding to the point of essential spectrum of the electromagnetic scattering operator is a vector-valued distribution representing the square root of the three-dimensional Dirac's delta function. An explicit expression for this singular mode in terms of the Weyl sequence is provided and analyzed. An essential resonance thus leads to a perfect localization (confinement) of the electromagnetic field, which in practice, however, may result in complete absorption.

Budko, N V; Budko, Neil V.; Samokhin, Alexander B.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Electroweak strings, zero modes and baryon number  

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The Dirac equations for leptons and quarks in the background of an electroweak Z—string have zero mode solutions. If two loops of electroweak string are linked, the zero modes on one of the loops interacts with the other loop via an Aharanov-Bohm interaction. The effects of this interaction are briefly discussed and it is shown that the fermions induce a baryon number on linked loops of Z—string.

Tanmay Vachaspati

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

A Novel Form of the Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Created by Cysteine Mutations Extends Its Half-Life: Relevance to Cancer and Angiogenesis  

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...4. Molecular Modeling of Cys PAI-1 Mutants...SWISS-MODEL (Automated Protein Model Server...analysis revealed a rapid conformational change...bonds, as molecular simulations and three-dimensional structural modeling suggest. After...

Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko; Rafal Swiercz; Ewa Skrzypczak-Jankun; Adam Wojtowicz; Steven H. Selman; and Jerzy Jankun

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the half-life of (198)Au in a nonmetal: High-precision measurement shows no host-material dependence  

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://www.ortec-online.com/Solutions/multichannel-analyzers. aspx]. [8] R. Jenkins, R. W. Gould, and D. Gedcke, Quantitative X-ray Spectrometry (Dekker, New York, 1981), p. 266. [9] D. Radford (private communication) [http://radware.phy. ornl.gov/main.html]. [10] R. Brun and F. Rademakers, Nucl. Instrum...

Goodwin, J. R.; Nica, N.; Iacob, V. E.; Dibidad, A.; Hardy, John C.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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nature biotechnology volume 27 number 12 december 2009 1 half-life for indications when an extended residence time in the cir-  

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and can complicate tight control over plasma Focus on synthetic biology This issue of Nature Biotechnology

Cai, Long

465

AID Associates with Single-Stranded DNA with High Affinity and a Long Complex Half-Life in a Sequence-Independent Manner  

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...indicating that AID binds these bubble substrates with very high affinities...binding affinities of AID to bubble substrates suggests that AID...of relatively high complex stability. AID complex formation on...single-stranded region of the bubble, it remained plausible that...

Mani Larijani; Alexander P. Petrov; Oxana Kolenchenko; Maribel Berru; Sergey N. Krylov; Alberto Martin

2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

466

THE FIRST ISOLATION OF AMERICIUM IN THE FORM OF PURE COMPOUNDS - THE SPECIFIC ALPHA-ACTIVITY AND HALF-LIFE OF Am241  

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eng-48 THE FIRST ISOLATION QF AMERICIUM IN THE FORM OF PURECalifornia July 20, 1950 l Americium was discovered inof the chemistry of americium were carried out by its

Cunningham, B.B.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Particle Adventure | Particle decays and annihiliations | Neutron beta  

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Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta decays Neutron beta decays A neutron (udd) decays to a proton (uud), an electron, and an antineutrino. This is called neutron beta decay. (The term beta ray was used for electrons in nuclear decays because they didn't know they were electrons!) Frame 1: The neutron (charge = 0) made of up, down, down quarks. Frame 2: One of the down quarks is transformed into an up quark. Since the down quark has a charge of -1/3 and and the up quark has a charge of 2/3, it follows that this process is mediated by a virtual W- particle, which carries away a (-1) charge (thus charge is conserved!) Frame 3: The new up quark rebounds away from the emitted W-. The neutron now has become a proton. Frame 4: An electron and antineutrino emerge from the virtual W- boson.

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{CP} Violation in Flavor Tagged $B_s \\to J/\\psi \\phi$ Decays  

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In this dissertation, we present the results of a time-dependent angular analysis of B{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi} decays performed with the use of initial-state flavor tagging. CP violation is observed in this mode through the interference of decay without net mixing and decay with net mixing, that is, B{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi} and B{sub s} {yields} {bar B}{sub s} {yields} J/{psi}{phi}. The time-dependent angular analysis is used to extract the decay widths of the heavy and light B{sub s} eigenstates and the difference between these decay widths {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s} {triple_bond} {Lambda}{sub s}{sup L}-{Lambda}{sub s}{sup H}. Initial-state flavor tagging is used to determine the matter-antimatter content of the B{sub s} mesons at production time. We combine flavor tagging with the angular analysis, which statistically determines the contributions of the CP-even and CP-odd components at decay time, to measure the CP-violating phase {beta}{sub s}. The phase {beta}{sub s} is expressed in terms of elements of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix as {beta}{sub s} {triple_bond} arg (-V{sub ts}V*{sub tb}/V{sub cs}V*{sub cb}), and is predicted by the Standard Model to be close to zero, {beta}{sub s}{sup SM} = 0.02. In the measurement of {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s}, we use a dataset corresponding to 1.7 fb{sup -1} of luminosity, collected at the CDF experiment from proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. In the measurement of {beta}{sub s}, we use a dataset corresponding to 1.3 fb{sup -1} of collected luminosity. We measure {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s} = (0.071{sub -0.059}{sup +0.064} {+-} 0.007) ps{sup -1} using the time-dependent angular analysis. Combining the angular analysis with flavor-tagging, we find that assuming the Standard Model predictions of {beta}{sub s} and {Delta}{Lambda}{sub s}, the probability of a deviation as large as the level of the observed data is 33%. We obtain a suite of associated results which are discussed in detail in this dissertation alongside the main results.

Makhoul, Khaldoun; /MIT

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resummed hadronic spectra of inclusive B decays  

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In this paper we investigate the hadronic mass spectra of inclusive B decays. Specifically, we study how an upper cut on the invariant mass spectrum, which is necessary to extract Vub, results in the breakdown of the standard perturbative expansion due to the existence of large infrared logs. We first show how the decay rate factorizes at the level of the double differential distribution. Then, we present closed form expressions for the resummed cut rate for the inclusive decays B?Xs? and B?Xue? at next-to-leading order in the infrared logs. Using these results, we determine the range of cuts for which resummation is necessary, as well as the range for which the resummed expansion itself breaks down. We also use our results to extract the leading and next to leading infrared log contribution to the two loop differential rate. We find that for the phenomenologically interesting cut values, there is only a small region where the calculation is under control. Furthermore, the size of this region is sensitive to the parameter ?¯. We discuss the viability of extracting Vub from the hadronic mass spectrum.

Adam K. Leibovich; Ian Low; I. Z. Rothstein

2000-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

470

Formation and decay of a spheromak plasma  

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The magnetic properties of the spheromak configuration produced by a combination of slow theta and Z discharges in the University of Maryland Spheromak experiment (MS) are reported. The magnetic structure of the plasma in MS has been mapped out by arrays of passive magnetic pickup coils. The Taylor relaxation process is observed during the formation phase. The magnetic profile evolves in such a way that the ratio of poloidal current I p to poloidal flux ? in the plasma approaches a constant value where ?0 I p =k el ?. When the spheromak is formed the magnetic field configuration is close to Taylor’s minimum energy state ?0 j=kB. This constant k is related to the size of the spheromak produced. A spheromak with 1.0 T maximum field corresponding to 650 kA poloidal current has been produced in MS. However due to the high plasma density (6–8×1020 m?3) and the presence of low?Z impurities (mainly carbon and oxygen) the plasma is radiation dominated with electron temperature ?15 eV. The magnetic field decays exponentially during the decay phase. Axisymmetric equilibrium states that could exist in the configuration are calculated with a Grad–Shafranov equilibrium code. Comparison of the numerical calculation with the experimental measurements indicates that the magnetic?field structure stays close to the equilibrium state as the plasma decays.

C. Chin?Fatt; A. W. DeSilva; G. C. Goldenbaum; R. Hess; C. Coté; A. Filuk; J.?L. Gauvreau; F. K. Hwang

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Age-dependent decay in the landscape  

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The picture of the "multiverse" arising in diverse cosmological scenarios involves transitions between metastable vacuum states. It was pointed out by Krauss and Dent that the transition rates decrease at very late times, leading to a dependence of the transition probability between vacua on the age of each vacuum region. I investigate the implications of this non-Markovian, age-dependent decay on the global structure of the spacetime in landscape scenarios. I show that the fractal dimension of the eternally inflating domain is precisely equal to 3, instead of being slightly below 3 in scenarios with purely Markovian, age-independent decay. I develop a complete description of a non-Markovian landscape in terms of a nonlocal master equation. Using this description I demonstrate by an explicit calculation that, under some technical assumptions about the landscape, the probabilistic predictions of our position in the landscape are essentially unchanged, regardless of the measure used to extract these predictions. I briefly discuss the physical plausibility of realizing non-Markovian vacuum decay in cosmology in view of the possible decoherence of the metastable quantum state.

Sergei Winitzki

2007-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Modes of storage ring coherent instabilities  

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Longitudinal impedance in a beam and various modes of longitudinal coherent instabilities are discussed. The coasting beam coherent instability, microwave instability, and single-bunch longitudinal coherent instabilities are considered. The Vlasov equation is formulated, and a method of solving it is developed. The synchrotron modes are treated, which take the possible bunch shape distortion fully into consideration. A method of treating the synchrotron mode coupling in the case of a small bunch is discussed which takes advantage of the fact that only a few of the synchrotron modes can contribute in such a case. The effect of many bunches on the coherent motion of the beam and the longitudinal symmetric coupled bunch modes are discussed. The transverse impedance is then introduced, and the transverse coasting beam instability is discussed. Various bunched beam instabilities are discussed, including both single bunch instabilities and coupled bunch instabilities. The Vlasov equation for transverse as well as longitudinal motion of particles is introduced as well as a method of solving it within a linear approximation. Head-tail modes and short bunch instabilities and strong coupling instabilities in the long bunch case are covered. (LEW)

Wang, J.M.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Slow Manifold of a Five-Mode Model  

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The slow manifold of an inviscid five-mode model introduced by Lorenz is investigated. When the influence of the gravity modes on the Rossby modes is neglected, the analytical solution given by Lorenz and Krishnamurthy is generalized. When ...

John P. Boyd

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deformation effects and neutrinoless positron ?? decay of Ru96, Pd102, Cd106, Xe124, Ba130, and Dy156 isotopes within a mechanism involving Majorana neutrino mass  

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The (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes of Ru96, Pd102, Cd106, Xe124, Ba130, and Dy156 isotopes are studied in the projected Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov framework for the 0+?0+ transition. The reliability of the intrinsic wave functions required to study these decay modes has been established in our earlier works by obtaining an overall agreement between the theoretically calculated spectroscopic properties, namely yrast spectra, reduced B(E2:0+?2+) transition probabilities, quadrupole moments Q(2+) and gyromagnetic factors g(2+), and the available experimental data in the parent and daughter even-even nuclei. In the present work, the required nuclear transition matrix elements are calculated in the Majorana neutrino mass mechanism using the same set of intrinsic wave functions as used to study the two neutrino positron double-? decay modes. Limits on effective light neutrino mass ?m?? and effective heavy neutrino mass ?MN? are extracted from the observed limits on half-lives T1/20?(0+?0+) of (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes. We also investigate the effect of quadrupolar correlations vis-a-vis deformation on nuclear transition matrix elements (NTMEs) required to study the (?+?+)0? and (??+)0? modes.

P. K. Rath, R. Chandra, K. Chaturvedi, P. K. Raina, and J. G. Hirsch

2009-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Matrix elements for the ground-state to ground-state 2{nu}{beta}{sup -}{beta}{sup -} decay of Te isotopes in a hybrid model  

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Theoretical matrix elements, for the ground-state to ground-state two-neutrino double-{beta}-decay mode (2{nu}{beta}{sup -}{beta}{sup -}gs->gs) of {sup 128,130}Te isotopes, are calculated within a formalism that describes interactions between neutrons in a superfluid phase and protons in a normal phase. The elementary degrees of freedom of the model are proton-pair modes and pairs of protons and quasineutrons. The calculation is basically a parameter-free one, because all relevant parameters are fixed from the phenomenology. A comparison with the available experimental data is presented.

Bes, D. R. [Department of Physics, Tandar Labratory, Centro Atomico Constituyentes-Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica Avda Gral Paz 1499, 1650 Gral San Martin, Argentina and (Argentina); Civitarese, O. [Department of Physics, University of La Plata, Casilla de Correo 67 1900, La Plata (Argentina)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Mode Initialization for On-line Estimation of Power System Electromechanical Modes  

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Measurement-based mode estimation methods are utilized to estimate electromechanical modes of a power system using phasor measurement units (PMU) data. These methods need to extract a certain amount of information before they can give useable mode estimation. Traditionally, the information is gathered solely from measurement data. Priori mode information from other resources (e.g. model eigenvalue analysis, engineering knowledge) are not fully utilized. For real time application, this means that mode estimation takes time to converge. By adding a mode regularization term in the objective function, this paper proposes a mode initialization method to include priori mode information in a regularized robust recursive least squares (R3LS) algorithm for on-line mode estimation. The proposed method is tested using a simple model, a 17 machine model and is shown to be able to shorten the convergence period of the R3LS algorithm. The proposed method is also applied on the measurement data recorded right before a major power outage in the western North American Grid on August 10th 1996 to show its potential applica-tion in detecting an approaching small signal stability problem.

Zhou, Ning; Trudnowski, Daniel; Pierre, John W.

2009-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary...  

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Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary Results Mixed-mode diesel HCCI with External Mixture Formation: Preliminary Results 2003 DEER Conference...

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Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching  

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and Emissions Research Conference 2010 Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching P-20 Motivation * High power LTC-diesel mode operation * Transient...

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Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching...  

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Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Modeling Combustion Control for High Power Diesel Mode Switching Poster presentation given at the 16th Directions in...

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Unregulated Emissions from High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Modes...  

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Unregulated Emissions from High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Modes - ORNL-FEERC Unregulated Emissions from High-Efficiency Clean Combustion Modes - ORNL-FEERC Poster presentation at...

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Fact #636: August 16, 2010 Transportation Energy Use by Mode...  

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by Mode, 2008 Bar graph showing the transportation energy use by mode (buses, rail, pipeline, water, air, mediumheavy trucks, and light vehicles) for 2008. For more detailed...

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Analysis of electromagnetic modes excited in overmoded structure terahertz source  

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A method on electromagnetic mode analysis in overmoded structure terahertz source is studied in this paper. This mode analysis method is based on Fourier-Bessel series and the particle-in-cell simulation. The result of mode analysis shows that there are TM{sub 02} and TM{sub 03} modes present in the waveguide motivated by mode change in the discontinuity. The mode content keeps stable when the device starts to work. The magnetic field and the voltage of beam do not change the mode content to some extent. The parameters of diode affect the mode content significantly.

Li, Xiaoze; Xiao, Renzhen; Wang, Guangqiang; Zhang, Lijun; Zhang, Yuchuan; Ye, Hu [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P. O. Box 69-1, Xi'an 710024 (China)] [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P. O. Box 69-1, Xi'an 710024 (China); Wang, Jianguo [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P. O. Box 69-1, Xi'an 710024 (China) [Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, P. O. Box 69-1, Xi'an 710024 (China); School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049 (China)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Single transverse mode selectively oxidized vertical cavity lasers  

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Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) which operate in multiple transverse optical modes have been rapidly adopted into present data communication applications which rely on multi-mode optical fiber. However, operation only in the fundamental mode is required for free space interconnects and numerous other emerging VCSEL applications. Two device design strategies for obtaining single mode lasing in VCSELs based on mode selective loss or mode selective gain are reviewed and compared. Mode discrimination is attained with the use of a thick tapered oxide aperture positioned at a longitudinal field null. Mode selective gain is achieved by defining a gain aperture within the VCSEL active region to preferentially support the fundamental mode. VCSELs which exhibit greater than 3 mW of single mode output power at 850 nm with mode suppression ratio greater than 30 dB are reported.

CHOQUETTE,KENT D.; GEIB,KENT M.; BRIGGS,RONALD D.; ALLERMAN,ANDREW A.; HINDI,JANA JO

2000-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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NONIDEAL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TURBULENT DECAY IN MOLECULAR CLOUDS  

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It is well known that nonideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effects are important in the dynamics of molecular clouds: both ambipolar diffusion and possibly the Hall effect have been identified as significant. We present the results of a suite of simulations with a resolution of 512{sup 3} of turbulent decay in molecular clouds, incorporating a simplified form of both ambipolar diffusion and the Hall effect simultaneously. The initial velocity field in the turbulence is varied from being super-Alfvenic and hypersonic, through to trans-Alfvenic but still supersonic. We find that ambipolar diffusion increases the rate of decay of the turbulence increasing the decay from t {sup -1.25} to t {sup -1.4}. The Hall effect has virtually no impact in this regard. The power spectra of density, velocity, and the magnetic field are all affected by the nonideal terms, being steepened significantly when compared with ideal MHD turbulence with exponents. The density power-spectra components change from {approx}1.4 to {approx}2.1 for the ideal and nonideal simulations respectively, and power spectra of the other variables all show similar modifications when nonideal effects are considered. Again, the dominant source of these changes is ambipolar diffusion rather than the Hall effect. There is also a decoupling between the velocity field and the magnetic field at short length scales. The Hall effect leads to enhanced magnetic reconnection, and hence less power, at short length scales. The dependence of the velocity dispersion on the characteristic length scale is studied and found not to be power law in nature.

Downes, T. P. [School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 31 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 (Ireland); O'Sullivan, S. [National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 (Ireland)], E-mail: turlough.downes@dcu.ie

2009-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Production and decay of heavy top quarks  

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Experimental evidence indicates that the top quark exists and has a mass between 50 and 200 GeV/c{sup 2}. The decays of a top quark with a mass in this range are studied with emphasis placed on the mass region near the threshold for production of real W bosons. Topics discussed are: (1) possible enhancement of strange quark production when M{sub W} + m{sub s} < m{sub t} < M{sub W} + m{sub b}; (2) exclusive decays of T mesons to B and B{asterisk} mesons using the non-relativistic quark model; (3) polarization of intermediate W's in top quark decay as a source of information on the top quark mass. The production of heavy top quarks in an e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} collider with a center-of-mass energy of 2 TeV is studied. The effective-boson approximation for photons, Z{sup 0}'s and W's is reviewed and an analogous approximation for interfaces between photons and Z{sup 0}'s is developed. The cross sections for top quark pair production from photon-photon, photon-Z{sup 0}, Z{sup 0}Z{sup 0}, and W{sup +}W{sup {minus}} fusion are calculated using the effective-boson approximation. Production of top quarks along with anti-bottom quarks via {gamma}W{sup +} and Z{sup 0}W{sup +} fusion is studied. An exact calculation of {gamma}e{sup +} {yields} {bar {nu}}t{bar b} is made and compared with the effective-W approximation. 31 refs., 46 figs.

Kauffman, R.P.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2007 Raj JainCSE571SWashington University in St. Louis Modes ofModes of  

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, CFB, CTR 2. Privacy+Integrity 3. DES Attacks 4. 3DES and its design Ref: Chapter 4 of textbook. #12. Electronic Code Book (ECB) 2. Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) 3. Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB) 4. Output Feedback be used #12;6-10 ©2007 Raj JainCSE571SWashington University in St. Louis kk--Bit Cipher Feedback Mode (CFB

Jain, Raj

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Looking for meson molecules in B decays  

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We use the QCD sum rule approach to study a {eta} Prime - {pi} molecular current. We consider an isovector-scalar I{sup G}J{sup PC} = 1{sup -}0{sup ++} molecular current. We work at leading order in {alpha}{sub s} and consider the contributions of condensates up to dimension six. We obtain a mass around 1.1 GeV, consistent with a loosely bound state. We discuss the possibility of observing this molecular state in a B threebody hadronic decay.

Nielsen, Marina; Navarra, Fernando S. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, C.P. 66318, 05389-970 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Bediaga, Ignacio [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rua Xavier Sigaud 150, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Rare b hadron decays at the LHC  

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With the completion of Run~I of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, particle physics has entered a new era. The production of unprecedented numbers of heavy-flavoured hadrons in high energy proton-proton collisions allows detailed studies of flavour-changing processes. The increasingly precise measurements allow to probe the Standard Model with a new level of accuracy. Rare $b$ hadron decays provide some of the most promising approaches for such tests, since there are several observables which can be cleanly interpreted from a theoretical viewpoint. In this article, the status and prospects in this field are reviewed, with a focus on precision measurements and null tests.

Blake, T; Hiller, G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alpha decay from fission isomeric states  

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Alpha-decay half-lives from shape isomeric states of some even-even isotopes of U, Pu and Cm nuclei are calculated by using fission theory in the parametrisation of a spheroid intersected with a sphere. The potential barrier was calculated in the framework of the liquid-drop model of Myers and Swiatecki (1967) extended for systems with different charge densities; a phenomenological shell correction was introduced. The WKB computed lifetimes are many orders of magnitude longer than that of the spontaneous fission process, in agreement with experimental results.

D N Poenaru; M Ivascu

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Dental Decay Among Texas School Children.  

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or five decades. A vast amount of attention especially in the past ten years has been given to the subject of dental defects and their causes. Investigations include both numerous surveys and many experiments for which usually animals, but nes human... physicians and elementary super- visors knew of no hygenic program in the school at or prior to the time of this study there that might have had an influence on the dental conditions found. The marked susceptibility of the 6-year molar to decay...

Whitacre, Jessie (Jessie Opal)

1934-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements of Relative K Radiative Decay Rates  

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Relative radiative decay rates were measured for K-shell vacancies for elements between Z=62 and 92 with a high-resolution Ge(Li) spectrometer. The ratios ?2?1, ?1??1, and ?2??1 (Siegbahn notation) were determined, with ?2?1 significantly higher (4-14%) than those reported by Beckman but in excellent agreement with recent Hartree-Slater calculations of Scofield. The ratios ?1??1 and ?2??1 do not agree with either Beckman's experiment or Scofield's calculations.

P. J. Ebert and V. W. Slivinsky

1969-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino Oscillations, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We review the experimental evidence for neutrino mixing and neutrino mass. Searches for possible branches into heavy neutrinos do not reveal evidence for static mixing with branching ratios larger than 10?4 to 10?6. Similarly neutrino oscillation experiments show no evidence for dynamic mixing in various oscillation channels. Stringent limits for ? e disappearance from a recent reactor experiment are presented. Results from neutrinoless double beta decay provide sensitive test for Majorana mass and right?hand couplings the present limits being 3–10 eV and 10?5 respectively.

F. Boehm

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inclusive B decays from resummed perturbation theory.  

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ar X iv :h ep -p h/ 07 03 03 6v 1 4 M ar 2 00 7 Inclusive B decays from resummed perturbation theory Einan Gardi Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK and Department of Applied Mathematics... for the experimentally–relevant branching fractions can be derived from resummed perturbation theory and explain the way in which the resummation further provides guidance in parametrizing non-perturbative Fermi–motion effects. Finally I address the comparison between...

Gardi, Einan

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Detecting individual gravity modes in the Sun  

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Many questions are still open regarding the structure and the dynamics of the solar core. By constraining more this region in the solar evolution models, we can reduce the incertitudes on some physical processes and on momentum transport mechanisms. A first big step was made with the detection of the signature of the dipole-gravity modes in the Sun, giving a hint of a faster rotation rate inside the core. A deeper analysis of the GOLF/SoHO data unveils the presence of a pattern of peaks that could be interpreted as dipole gravity modes. In that case, those modes can be characterized, thus bringing better constraints on the rotation of the core as well as some structural parameters such as the density at these very deep layers of the Sun interior.

Garcia, R A; Eff-Darwich, A; Garrido, R; Jimenez, A; Mathis, S; Moya, A; Palle, P L; Regulo, C; Salabert, D; Suarez, J C; Turck-Chieze, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contained Modes In Mirrors With Sheared Rotation  

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In mirrors with E × B rotation, a fixed azimuthal perturbation in the lab frame can appear as a wave in the rotating frame. If the rotation frequency varies with radius, the plasma-frame wave frequency will also vary radially due to the Doppler shift. A wave that propagates in the high rotation plasma region might therefore be evanescent at the plasma edge. This can lead to radially localized Alfven eigenmodes with high azimuthal mode numbers. Contained Alfven modes are found both for peaked and non-peaked rotation profiles. These modes might be useful for alpha channeling or ion heating, as the high azimuthal wave number allows the plasma wave frequency in the rotating frame to exceed the ion cyclotron frequency. __________________________________________________

Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2010-10-08T23:59:59.000Z