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PERFORMANCE AND APPLICATION OF A DOUBLE CRYSTAL MONOCHROMATOR IN THE ENERGY REGION 800 < hv < 4500 eV  

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monochromator which is not UHV compatible and does not haveof this ultrahigh-vacuum (UHV) compatible constant deviationmonochromator, and (4) is UHV (~10~ torr) compatible. These

Hussain, Z.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A dynamic focusing x-ray monochromator for a wiggler beam line at the SRS of the SERC Daresbury Laboratory  

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A Si(220) double-crystal monochromator for the energy range 10--30 keV is presented. It will be used for EXAFS as well as powder diffraction measurements. To determine the requirements for this monochromator we looked, apart from mean considerations, at the requirements dictated by EXAFS in transmission mode. For good data analyses the proper shape, amplitude, and location at the energy axis of each wiggle is required. Moreover it is essential to separate the wiggles from background and noise. For the latter a high flux through the sample is desirable, which can be achieved by horizontal focusing of the beam. For that we have chosen to bend the second crystal sagitally. The sagittal bending radius is adjustable between 50 and 0.8 m, because for different energies different sagittal radii are necessary to focus the beam on the sample. The mean meridional radius of the second crystal is fixed at 130 m, which is an optimization for 20 keV. The meridional radius of the first crystal can be tuned between 100 and 500 m. When this radius is set to 130 m the energy resolution is calculated to be 6, 3, and 35 eV for 10, 20, and 30 keV (for perfectly bent crystals). By changing the meridional radius of the first crystal, future users of this monochromator can make the trade off between resolution and intensity. Movement of the monochromator exit beam, during a scan, will occur due to the monochromator geometry, but is reduced as much as possible by using an asymmetrically cut second crystal, with an asymmetry angle of 2.5{degree}. The average exit beam movement of the monochromator for a 1-keV scan is 20 {mu}m. For 40% of the energy range (10--30 keV) the exit beam position remains within 10 {mu}m. For the second crystal no translation stage is used.

De Bruijn, D.; Van Zuylen, P. (TNO Institute of Applied Physics, P.O. Box 155, 2600 AD Delft (Netherlands)); Kruizinga, G. (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), P.O. Box 93138, 2509 AC Den Haag (Netherlands) State University of Utrecht, Sorbonnelaan 16, 3508 TB Utrecht (Netherlands))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Back-scattering channel-cut high-resolution monochromator for inelastic x-ray scattering  

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We report on a design and on some experimental results for the performance of a new high energy resolution monochromator. It is a large channel-cut Si crystal with a 197 mm separation between the two faces designed to operate in a near-backscattering regime. The device was tested as a second monochromator on Sector 3 of the Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation Collaborative Access Team (SRI-CAT) at the Advanced Photon Source using the Si(777) reflection at a photon energy of 13.84 keV. The same monochromator can be used for other energies with reflections of the type (hhh). Special care has been taken to equalize the temperature of the two faces by employing a Peltier heat pump. A Si(111) double-crystal pre-monochromator designed to withstand the high heat load of the undulator radiation was used upstream on the beamline. The measured throughput efficiency of the Si(777) channel-cut monochromator was less ideal by a factor of 1.9. Dynamical diffraction theory was used to calculate the throughput of an ideally perfect crystal.

Kushnir, V.I.; Abbamonte, P.M.; Macrander, A.T.; Schwoerer-Boehning, M.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance and application of a double-crystal monochromator in the energy region 800 less than or equal to h. nu. less than or equal to 4500 eV  

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The performance and application of an ultra-high-vacuum compatible constant-deviation double-crystal monochromator (JUMBO) in operation at SSRL is demonstrated. The monochromator can be operated with any of four pairs of crystals interchangeable in situ. An electronic-maximum-search feedback loop optimizes the intensity of the spatially fixed outgoing beam as the photon energy is scanned. The monochromatic beam is focussed (approx. 1.5 mm x 5 mm) onto the sample by a toroidal mirror. Monochromator crystals of beryl(10 anti 10), InSb(111) and Ge(111) have been tested in the energy regions 800 to 1540 eV, 1690 to 4000 eV and 1930 to 4500 eV, respectively. The performance of these crystals with regard to the resolution, the intensity, the level of scattered light, and the contribution of higher orders have been determined. Various effects arising from a radiation-induced temperature gradient in the monochromator crystals are discussed.

Hussain, Z.; Umbach, E.; Shirley, D.A.; Stoehr, V.; Feldhaus, J.

1981-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library  

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SSRL's Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library allows users to view glitch spectra online, list specific crystal orientations, and download PDF files of the glitch spectra. (Specialized Interface)

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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

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Pulsed-neutron monochromator  

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In one aspect, the invention is an improved pulsed-neutron monochromator of the vibrated-crystal type. The monochromator is designed to provide neutron pulses which are characterized both by short duration and high density. A row of neutron-reflecting crystals is disposed in a neutron beam to reflect neutrons onto a common target. The crystals in the row define progressively larger neutron-scattering angles and are vibrated sequentially in descending order with respect to the size of their scattering angles, thus generating neutron pulses which arrive simultaneously at the target. Transducers are coupled to one end of the crystals to vibrate them in an essentially non-resonant mode. The transducers propagate transverse waves in the crystal which progress longitudinally therein. The waves are absorbed at the undriven ends of the crystals by damping material mounted thereon. In another aspect, the invention is a method for generating neutron pulses characterized by high intensity and short duration.

Mook, H.A. Jr.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulsed-neutron monochromator  

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In one aspect, the invention is an improved pulsed-neutron monochromator of the vibrated-crystal type. The monochromator is designed to provide neutron pulses which are characterized both by short duration and high density. A row of neutron-reflecting crystals is disposed in a neutron beam to reflect neutrons onto a common target. The crystals in the row define progressively larger neutron-scattering angles and are vibrated sequentially in descending order with respect to the size of their scattering angles, thus generating neutron pulses which arrive simultaneously at the target. Transducers are coupled to one end of the crystals to vibrate them in an essentially non-resonant mode. The transducers propagate transverse waves in the crystal which progress longitudinally therein. The wave are absorbed at the undriven ends of the crystals by damping material mounted thereon. In another aspect, the invention is a method for generating neutron pulses characterized by high intensity and short duration.

Mook, Jr., Herbert A. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of the Channel Cut Monochromator with Curved Reflecting Surfaces at NSRL  

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To simplify the complicated mechanism of the traditional double crystal monochromator for synchrotron radiation, a kind of channel cut monochromator with curved reflecting surfaces to fix the exit beam position was successfully developed at NSRL. The performance of this monochromator, which includes the relative efficiency, diffraction bandwidth and deviation of the beam spot, was calculated and measured. The analysis of these results are presented in this paper.

Kang Le; Li Zhongliang; Feng Liangjie; Dong Xiaohao; Lu Lei; Zhao Feiyun; Xu Chaoyin [National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230029, Anhui (China)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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High energy resolution, high angular acceptance crystal monochromator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A 4-bounce dispersive crystal monochromator reduces the bandpass of synchrotron radiation to a 10-50 meV range without sacrificing angular acceptance. The monochromator includes the combination of an asymmetrical channel-cut single crystal of lower order reflection and a symmetrical channel-cut single crystal of higher order reflection in a nested geometric configuration. In the disclosed embodiment, a highly asymmetrically cut (.alpha.=20) outer silicon crystal (4 2 2) with low order reflection is combined with a symmetrically cut inner silicon crystal (10 6 4) with high order reflection to condition a hard x-ray component (5-30 keV) of synchrotron radiation down to the .mu.eV-neV level. Each of the crystals is coupled to the combination of a positioning inchworm and angle encoder via a respective rotation stage for accurate relative positioning of the crystals and precise energy tuning of the monochromator.

Alp, Ercan E. (Bolingbrook, IL); Mooney, Timothy M. (Westmont, IL); Toellner, Thomas (Green Bay, WI)

1996-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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APS high heat load monochromator  

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This document contains the design specifications of the APS high heat load (HHL) monochromator and associated accessories as of February 1993. It should be noted that work is continuing on many parts of the monochromator including the mechanical design, crystal cooling designs, etc. Where appropriate, we have tried to add supporting documentation, references to published papers, and calculations from which we based our decisions. The underlying philosophy behind performance specifications of this monochromator was to fabricate a device that would be useful to as many APS users as possible, that is, the design should be as generic as possible. In other words, we believe that this design will be capable of operating on both bending magnet and ID beamlines (with the appropriate changes to the cooling and crystals) with both flat and inclined crystal geometries and with a variety of coolants. It was strongly felt that this monochromator should have good energy scanning capabilities over the classical energy range of about 4 to 20 keywith Si (111) crystals. For this reason, a design incorporating one rotation stage to drive both the first and second crystals was considered most promising. Separate rotary stages for the first and second crystals can sometimes provide more flexibility in their capacities to carry heavy loads (for heavily cooled first crystals or sagittal benders of second crystals), but their tuning capabilities were considered inferior to the single axis approach.

Lee, W.K.; Mills, D.

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Single- and double-electron capture by 1-100-keV protons in collisions with magnesium and barium atoms  

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Absolute total cross sections for single- and double-electron capture by H+ in collisions with Mg and Ba have been measured for energies between 1 and 100 keV. The single-electron-capture cross section has also been calculated with the Gryzinski formalism of the classical binary-encounter approximation. The measured cross sections exhibit both high- and low-energy structure. The high-energy behavior is in accord with the Brinkman-Kramers results and classical predictions for the energy at which inner-shell capture becomes important. The low-energy behavior is discussed in terms of a molecular picture of the collision. The cross sections are shown to be critically dependent on curve-crossing effects which occur at avoided crossings between potential curves. At low energies the double-electron-capture cross section in Mg shows pronounced structure consistent with a description of the collision in terms of transitions via the intermediate H (1s) state. It is shown that this mechanism is not important in Ba, since curve crossings are expected to take place at internuclear separations too large for transitions to occur. A possible explanation for the decrease in single-electron-capture cross section in Ba at low energies is suggested in terms of competition from direct target-excitation collisions. For single-electron capture in Mg, recent low-energy perturbed-stationary-state calculations and high-energy classical-trajectory Monte Carlo calculations by Olson and Liu are in good agreement with experiment. The present classical binary-encounter approximation results for single-electron capture in both Mg and Ba agree with experiment to within a factor of 2 over the entire energy range. Measurements of single- and double-electron capture are also reported for Ar targets. A pronounced second maximum in the double-electron-capture cross section is found.

T. J. Morgan and F. J. Eriksen

1979-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal gradient crystals as tuneable monochromator for high energy X-rays  

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At the high energy synchrotron radiation beamline BW5 at DORIS III at DESY a new monochromator providing broad energy bandwidth and high reflectivity is in use. On a small 10x10x5 mm{sup 3} silicon crystal scattering at the (311) reflection a thermal gradient is applied, which tunes the scattered energy bandwidth. The (311) reflection strongly suppresses the higher harmonics allowing the use of an image plate detector for crystallography. The monochromator can be used at photon energies above 60 keV.

Ruett, U.; Schulte-Schrepping, H.; Heuer, J.; Zimmermann, M. von [Hamburger Synchrotron Strahlungslabor (HASYLAB), at Deutsches Elektronensychrotron (DESY), Notkestr. 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Inclined monochromator for high heat-load synchrotron x-ray radiation  

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A double crystal monochromator is described including two identical, parallel crystals, each of which is cut such that the normal to the diffraction planes of interest makes an angle less than 90 degrees with the surface normal. Diffraction is symmetric, regardless of whether the crystals are symmetrically or asymmetrically cut, enabling operation of the monochromator with a fixed plane of diffraction. As a result of the inclination of the crystal surface, an incident beam has a footprint area which is elongated both vertically and horizontally when compared to that of the conventional monochromator, reducing the heat flux of the incident beam and enabling more efficient surface cooling. Because after inclination of the crystal only a fraction of thermal distortion lies in the diffraction plane, slope errors and the resultant misorientation of the diffracted beam are reduced. 11 figures.

Khounsary, A.M.

1994-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision mechanical design of an UHV-compatible artificial channel-cut x-ray monochromator.  

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A novel ultra-high-vacuum (UHV)-compatible x-ray monochromator has been designed and commissioned at the undulator beamline 8-ID-I at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) for x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy applications. To meet the challenging stability and x-ray optical requirements, the monochromator integrates two new precision angular positioning mechanisms into its crystal optics motion control system: An overconstrained weak-link mechanism that enables the positioning of an assembly of two crystals to achieve the same performance as a single channel-cut crystal, the so called 'artificial channel-cut crystal'; A ceramic motor driven in-vacuum sine-bar mechanism for the double crystal combined pitch motion. The mechanical design of the monochromator, as well as the test results of its positioning performance are presented in this paper.

Shu, D.; Narayanan, S.; Sandy, A.; Sprung, M.; Preissner, C.; Sullivan, J.; APS Engineering Support Division

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly asymmetric Laue focusing monochromator  

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By using two highly asymmetric Laue crystals in a dispersive arrangement with a circular profile (Oe 8 mm) we have created a sagittaly focusing Laue system for the first time. The crystallographic planes (111) of the two Si crystals formed an angle of 7.95 deg. with the entrance surface. The crystals dimensions were 40 mmx20 mm and the diffracting surface was a 0.5 mm thick neck between the two circular profiles. The 15.35 keV diffracted beam formed an angle of 0.55 deg. with the exit surface. The calculated focusing distance of the Laue-Laue focusing system was 14 m.

Oberta, P. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, Praha 8 (Czech Republic); Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen (Switzerland); Mikulik, P. [Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, Brno (Czech Republic); Hrdy, J.; Kittler, M. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Na Slovance 2, Praha 8 (Czech Republic)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Set-up of an XAFS beamline for measurements between 2.4-8 keV at DORIS III  

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In this paper results from the commissioning phase and from first user experiments of a new EXAFS beamline at the DORIS III storage ring are presented. The bending magnet EXAFS beamline A1 underwent a complete rebuild and now covers the energy range 2.4-8 keV. A Ni-coated toroidal mirror, placed in a 2:1 focusing position and a plane mirror with one Ni coated stripe and one uncoated (SiO{sub 2}) stripe are used for effective higher harmonics suppression and focusing. The UHV-compatible fixed-exit Double Crystal Monochromator (DCM) is equipped with two Si(111) crystal pairs. The second crystal of one of the two crystal pairs is tilted by 90 deg. around the surface normal to shift the position of glitches. It allows Bragg angles between 5 deg. and 55.5 deg. and continuous scans in quick-EXAFS mode. Test measurements during the commissioning phase proved the excellent performance of the monochromator and a high quality of the XAFS spectra over the entire working range.

Welter, Edmund [Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron A Research Centre of the Helmholtz Association, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-delay compensated monochromator for the spectral selection of extreme-ultraviolet high-order laser harmonics  

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The design and the characterization of a monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort high-order laser harmonics in the extreme ultraviolet are presented. The instrument adopts the double-grating configuration to preserve the length of the optical paths of different diffracted rays, without altering the extremely short duration of the pulse. The gratings are used in the off-plane mount to have high efficiency. The performances of the monochromator have been characterized in terms of spectral response, efficiency, photon flux, imaging properties, and temporal response. In particular, the temporal characterization of the harmonic pulses has been obtained using a cross-correlation method: Pulses as short as 8 fs have been measured at the output of the monochromators, confirming the effectiveness of the time-delay compensated configuration.

Poletto, Luca; Villoresi, Paolo; Frassetto, Fabio [Laboratory for UV and X-Ray Optical Research, CNR-INFM and Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Padova 35131 (Italy); Calegari, Francesca; Ferrari, Federico; Lucchini, Matteo; Sansone, Giuseppe; Nisoli, Mauro [National Laboratory for Ultrafast and Ultraintense Optical Science, CNR-INFM and Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Milano 20133 (Italy)

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in Stability of SPring-8 Standard X-Ray Monochromators with Water-Cooled Crystals  

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SPring-8 standard double-crystal monochromators containing water-cooled crystals were stabilized to a sufficient level to function as a part of optics components to supply stable microfocused x-ray beams, by determining causes of the instability and then removing them. The instability was caused by two factors--thermal deformation of fine stepper stages in the monochromator, which resulted in reduction in beam intensity with time, and vibrations of coolant supply units and vacuum pumps, which resulted in fluctuation in beam intensity. We remodeled the crystal holders to maintain the stage temperatures constant with water, attached x-ray and electron shields to the stages in order to prevent their warming up, introduced accumulators in the water circuits to absorb pressure pulsation, used polyurethane tubes to stabilize water flow, and placed rubber cushions under scroll vacuum pumps. As a result, the intensity reduction rate of the beam decreased from 26% to 1% per hour and the intensity fluctuation from 13% to 1%. The monochromators were also modified to prevent radiation damage to the crystals, materials used as a water seal, and motor cables.

Yamazaki, Hiroshi; Shimizu, Nobtaka; Kumasaka, Takashi; Koganezawa, Tomoyuki; Sato, Masugu; Hirosawa, Ichiro; Senba, Yasunori; Ohashi, Haruhiko; Goto, Shunji [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Shimizu, Yasuhiro; Miura, Takanori; Tanaka, Masayuki; Kishimoto, Hikaru; Matsuzaki, Yasuhisa [Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); SPring-8 Service Co., Ltd., 2-23-1, Kouto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1205 (Japan); Kawano, Yoshiaki; Yamamoto, Masaki; Ishikawa, Tetsuya [RIKEN SPring-8 Center, 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Hyogo 679-5148 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of pin-post monochromators for a wiggler beamline  

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Three water-cooled pin-post monochromators, to be used on a wiggler beamline at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), were built with the heat exchanger engineered to provide very high heat transfer. The geometry of the heat exchanger as well as calculated data on the heat transfer will be presented. Before using the monochromators on the beamline, they were checked by x-ray diffraction topography. Reflections (333) and (220) in Bragg case were utilized. In all crystals, similar patterns of strain in the diffracting silicon layers were revealed, which can be attributed to the geometry of the heat exchangers, the bonding technology, and the thickness of the top layer. Conclusions about construction of future pin-post monochromators have been drawn.

Krasnicki, S.; Maj, J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Schildkamp, W. [Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States); Tonnessen, T. [Boeing North American, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Albuquerque Operations

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchronized monochromator and insertion device energy scans at SLS  

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Synchronous monochromator and insertion device energy scans were implemented at the Surfaces/Interfaces:Microscopy (SIM) beamline in order to provide the users fast X-ray magnetic dichroism studies (XMCD). A simple software control scheme is proposed based on a fast monochromator run-time energy readback which quickly updates the insertion device requested energy during an on-the-fly X-ray absorption scan (XAS). In this scheme the Plain Grating Monochromator (PGM) motion control, being much slower compared with the insertion device (APPLE-II type undulator), acts as a 'master' controlling the undulator 'slave' energy position. This master-slave software implementation exploits EPICS distributed device control over computer network and allows for a quasi-synchronous motion control combined with data acquisition needed for the XAS or XMCD experiment.

Krempasky, J.; Flechsig, U.; Korhonen, T.; Zimoch, D.; Quitmann, Ch.; Nolting, F. [Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Swiss Light Source, 5235 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical system for high resolution spectrometer/monochromator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical system for use in a spectrometer or monochromator employing a mirror which reflects electromagnetic radiation from a source to converge with same in a plane is disclosed. A straight grooved, varied-spaced diffraction grating receives the converging electromagnetic radiation from the mirror and produces a spectral image for capture by a detector, target or like receiver. 11 figs.

Hettrick, M.C.; Underwood, J.H.

1988-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lifetime of 981-Kev State in Li-8  

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PHYSICAL REVIEW C VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 1971 Lifetime of the 981-keV State in Li ~ M. J. Throop* University of Iosoa, Iozea City, Ious 52240 and D. H. Youngblood Texas A. @M University, College Station, Texas 77843 and G. C. Morrison...- tify contaminant peaks, spectra were obtained for C and 0 targets at a Liv energy of 7.4 MeV. In Fig. 2, the peaks from the Li7+ C reaction are those at 871 keV (from the 0.871 0.0-MeV trans- ition in 0") and at 960 keV (the double-escape peak from...

Throop, M. J.; Youngblood, David H.; Morrison, G. C.

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grating monochromator for electron cyclotron resonance ion source operation  

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Recently, we started to observe optical line spectra from an ECR plasma using a grating monochromator with a photomultiplier. The light intensity of line spectrum from the ECR plasma had a strong correlation with ion beam intensity measured by a magnetic mass analyzer. This correlation is a significant information for beam tuning because it allows the extraction of the desired ion species from the ECR plasma. Separation of ion species of the same charge to mass ratio with an electromagnetic mass analyzer is known to be an exceptionally complex process, but this research gives new insights into its simplification. In this paper, the grating monochromator method for beam tuning of a Hyper-ECR ion source as an injector for RIKEN azimuthal varying field (AVF) cyclotron is described.

Muto, Hideshi [Center of General Education, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, 5000-1 Toyohira, Chino Nagano 391-0292 (Japan)] [Center of General Education, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, 5000-1 Toyohira, Chino Nagano 391-0292 (Japan); Ohshiro, Yukimitsu; Yamaka, Shouichi; Watanabe, Shin-ichi; Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi; Shimoura, Susumu [Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, 2-1 Hirosawa, Riken Campus, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)] [Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, 2-1 Hirosawa, Riken Campus, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Oyaizu, Michihiro; Kase, Masayuki [RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)] [RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Kubono, Shigeru [Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, 2-1 Hirosawa, Riken Campus, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan) [Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, 2-1 Hirosawa, Riken Campus, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Wako Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanchang Road 509, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Hattori, Toshiyuki [Heavy Ion Cancer Therapy Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage Chiba 263-855 (Japan)] [Heavy Ion Cancer Therapy Center, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, 4-9-1 Anagawa, Inage Chiba 263-855 (Japan)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and analysis of a high heat load pin-post monochromator crystal with an integral water manifold  

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Conventional minichannel water cooling geometry will not perform satisfactorily for x-radiation from a wiggler source at the Advanced Photon Source. For closed-gap wiggler operation, cryogenic silicon appears to be the only option for crystals in Bragg-Bragg geometry. For operation of the wiggler at more modest critical energies ({lt}17 keV), the first crystal can be cooled by a pin-post cooling scheme, using water at room temperature as a coolant. In order to limit the water consumption to 4 gpm and hence the risk of introducing vibrations to the crystal, the intensely cooled area of the crystal was matched to the footprint of the beam, leaving a less cooled area of the crystal subject to survival in a missteered beam but not to perform as a monochromator. The manifold design avoids large areas of high water pressure that would bow the crystal. We present here the design of a pin-post monochromator consisting of a four-layer silicon manifold system and an integrally bonded 39{percent} nickel-iron alloy base plate. A transparent prototype of the design will be exhibited. Fabrication techniques and design advantages will be discussed. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Schildkamp, W. [Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States); Tonnessen, T. [Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations, 2511 C. Broadbent Parkway, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87107 (United States)] [Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations, 2511 C. Broadbent Parkway, N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87107 (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quick-scanning x-ray absorption spectroscopy system with a servo-motor-driven channel-cut monochromator with a temporal resolution of 10 ms  

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We have developed a quick-scanning x-ray absorption fine structure (QXAFS) system and installed it at the recently constructed synchrotron radiation beamline BL33XU at the SPring-8. Rapid acquisition of high-quality QXAFS data was realized by combining a servo-motor-driven Si channel-cut monochromator with a tapered undulator. Two tandemly aligned monochromators with channel-cut Si(111) and Si(220) crystals covered energy ranges of 4.0-28.2 keV and 6.6-46.0 keV, respectively. The system allows the users to adjust instantly the energy ranges of scans, the starting angles of oscillations, and the frequencies. The channel-cut crystals are cooled with liquid nitrogen to enable them to withstand the high heat load from the undulator radiation. Deformation of the reflecting planes is reduced by clamping each crystal with two cooling blocks. Performance tests at the Cu K-edge demonstrated sufficiently high data quality for x-ray absorption near-edge structure and extended x-ray absorption fine-structure analyses with temporal resolutions of up to 10 and 25 ms, respectively.

Nonaka, T.; Dohmae, K.; Araki, T.; Hayashi, Y.; Hirose, Y. [Toyota Central R and D Labs., Inc., Nagakute, Aichi 480-1192 (Japan); Uruga, T.; Yamazaki, H.; Tanida, H.; Goto, S. [JASRI/Spring-8, 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Mochizuki, T. [JASRI/Spring-8, 1-1-1, Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan); Toyama Corp., Zama, Kanagawa 228-0003 (Japan)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Laboratory-based Hard X-ray Monochromator for High-Resolution X-ray Emission Spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Measurements  

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We report the development of a laboratory-based Rowland-circle monochromator that incorporates a low poer x-ray (bremsstrahlung) tube source, a spherically-bent crystal analyzer (SBCA), and an energy-resolving solid-state detector. This relatively inexpensive, introductory level instrument achieves 1-eV energy resolution for photon energies of 5 keV to 10 keV while also dmeonstrating a net efficiency previously seen only in laboratory monochromators having much coarser energy resolution. Despite the use of only a compact, air-cooled 10 W x-ray tube, we find count rates for nonresonant x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) comparable to those achived at monochromatized spectroscopy beamlines at synchrotron light sources. For x-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES), the monochromatized flux is small (due to the use of a low-powered x-ray generator) but still useful for routine transmission-mode studies of concentrated samples. These results indicate that upgrading to a standard commercial high-powered line-foc...

Seidler, G T; Remesnik, A J; Pacold, J I; Ball, N A; Barry, N; Styczinski, M; Hoidn, O R

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resonance Raman spectroscopy in Si and C ion-implanted double-wall carbon nanotubes  

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The effect of 170 keV Si and 100 keV C ion bombardment on the structure and properties of highly pure, double-wall carbon nanotubes has been investigated using resonance Raman spectroscopy. The implantations were performed ...

Dresselhaus, Mildred

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High-energy-resolution monochromator for aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy/electron energy-loss spectroscopy  

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...equal to the beam current per unit area per unit solid angle per unit energy interval, CFE electron sources with their...Monochromated, spatially resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopic measurements of gold nanoparticles in the plasmon range...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and characterization of an UHV compatible artificial channel cut monochromator.  

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We present design and characterization results of a novel ultra-high-vacuum-compatible artificial channel-cut monochromator that has been installed at the undulator beamline 8-ID-I at the Advanced Photon Source. The monochromator has been designed to meet the challenging stability and optical requirements of the x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy program hosted at this beamline. In particular, the device incorporates a novel in-vacuum sine-bar drive mechanism for the combined pitch motion of the two crystals and a flexure-based high-stiffness weak-link mechanism for fine tuning the pitch and roll of the second crystal relative to the first crystal.

Narayanan, S.; Shu, D.; Sandy, A.; Sprung, M.; Preissner, C.; Sullivan, J.; X-Ray Science Division

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptation of UVSOR-Type Plane-Grating Monochromator in Saga  

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The plane grating monochromator (PGM) is one of the most useful monochromators in the world. The design concept of the PGM originates from the characteristics of synchrotron radiation itself, namely parallel rays and small source size. Since the performance of the PGM depends on the beam emittance of the storage ring, it is expected that even the used PGM may be utilized in recent facility. Therefore, the UVSOR-type PGM that had been used for more than twenty years in UVSOR was adapted to the university's branch beamline in Saga-LS with several modifications. The performance tests were carried out with a photoelectron spectrometer, and the observed values were compared with the ray-tracing calculation. The results show that the adaptation of the UVSOR-type PGM is good enough to study new functional materials.

Sugiyama, H.; Takahashi, K.; Ogawa, K.; Azuma, J.; Kamada, M. [Synchrotron Light Application Center, Saga University, Saga 840-8502 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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ANL/APS/TB-24 Diamond Monochromators for APS Undulator-A Beamlines  

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4 4 Diamond Monochromators for APS Undulator-A Beamlines R.C. Blasdell, L. A. Assoufid, and D. M. Mills TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................1 2. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF DIAMONDS ..................................................5 2.1 Varieties of Diamonds ....................................................................5 2.2 The Lattice Parameter .....................................................................5 2.3 Bulk Thermal and Mechanical Properties ...............................................6 2.4 Typical Surface and Lattice Plane Morphology ......................................8 2.5 The Liquid-GaIn/Diamond Interface ...................................................10 3. DIFFRACTION PROPERTIES OF DIAMOND

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On the 17-keV neutrino  

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A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in {beta} decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

Hime, A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On the 17-keV neutrino  

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A brief review on the status of the 17-keV neutrino is presented. Several different experiments found spectral distortions which were consistently interpreted as evidence for a heavy neutrino admixture in [beta] decay. Recent experiments, however, rule out the existence of a 17-keV neutrino as well as escaping criticisms of earlier null results. Moreover, the majority of positive results have been reinterpreted in terms of instrumental effects, despite the need for a different explanation in each case. Anomalies persist in the low energy region of the tritium spectrum which deserve further investigation.

Hime, A.

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodic magnetic field as a polarized and focusing thermal neutron spectrometer and monochromator  

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A novel periodic magnetic field (PMF) optic is shown to act as a prism, lens, and polarizer for neutrons and particles with a magnetic dipole moment. The PMF has a two-dimensional field in the axial direction of neutron propagation. The PMF alternating magnetic field polarity provides strong gradients that cause separation of neutrons by wavelength axially and by spin state transversely. The spin-up neutrons exit the PMF with their magnetic spins aligned parallel to the PMF magnetic field, and are deflected upward and line focus at a fixed vertical height, proportional to the PMF period, at a downstream focal distance that increases with neutron energy. The PMF has no attenuation by absorption or scatter, as with material prisms or crystal monochromators. Embodiments of the PMF include neutron spectrometer or monochromator, and applications include neutron small angle scattering, crystallography, residual stress analysis, cross section measurements, and reflectometry. Presented are theory, experimental results, computer simulation, applications of the PMF, and comparison of its performance to Stern-Gerlach gradient devices and compound material and magnetic refractive prisms.

Cremer, J. T.; Williams, D. L.; Fuller, M. J.; Gary, C. K.; Piestrup, M. A. [Adelphi Technology, Inc., 2003 East Bayshore Rd., Redwood City, California 94063 (United States); Pantell, R. H.; Feinstein, J. [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Flocchini, R. G.; Boussoufi, M.; Egbert, H. P.; Kloh, M. D.; Walker, R. B. [Davis McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center, University of California, McClellan, California 95652 (United States)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid diamond-silicon angular-dispersive x-ray monochromator with 0.25-meV energy bandwidth and high spectral efficiency  

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We report on the design, implementation, and performance of an x-ray monochromator with ultra-high energy resolution (?E/E ? 2.7 10?8) and...

Stoupin, S; Shvydko, Y V; Shu, D; Blank, V D; Terentyev, S A; Polyakov, S N; Kuznetsov, M S; Lemesh, I; Mundboth, K; Collins, S P; Sutter, J P; Tolkiehn, M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-heat-load synchrotron tests of room-temperature, silicon crystal monochromators at the CHESS F-2 wiggler station  

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This note summarizes the results of the single crystal monochromator high-heat-load tests performed at the CHESS F-2 wiggler station. The results from two different cooling geometries are presented: (1) the ``pin-post`` crystal and (2) the ``criss-cross`` crystal. The data presented were taken in August 1993 (water-cooled pin-post) and in April 1995 (water- and gallium-cooled pin-post crystal and gallium-cooled criss-cross crystal). The motivation for trying these cooling (or heat exchanger) geometries is to improve the heat transfer efficiency over that of the conventional slotted crystals. Calculations suggest that the pin-post or the microchannel design can significantly improve the thermal performance of the crystal. The pin-post crystal used here was fabricated by Rocketdyne Albuquerque Operations. From the performance of the conventional slotted crystals, it was thought that increased turbulence in the flow pattern may also enhance the heat transfer. The criss-cross crystal was a simple attempt to achieve the increased flow turbulence. The criss-cross crystal was partly fabricated in-house (cutting, etching and polishing) and bonded by RAO. Finally, a performance comparison among all the different room temperature silicon monochromators that have been tested by the APS is presented. The data includes measurements with the slotted crystal and the core-drilled crystals. Altogether, the data presented here were taken at the CHESS F-2 wiggler station between 1991 and 1995.

Lee, W.K.; Fernandez, P.B.; Graber, T.; Assoufid, L.

1995-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact, maintainable 80-KeV neutral beam module  

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A compact, maintainable 80-keV arc chamber, extractor module for a neutral beam system immersed in a vacuum of <10.sup.-2 Torr, incorporating a nested 60-keV gradient shield located midway between the high voltage ion source and surrounding grounded frame. The shield reduces breakdown or arcing path length without increasing the voltage gradient, tends to keep electric fields normal to conducting surfaces rather than skewed and reduces the peak electric field around irregularities on the 80-keV electrodes. The arc chamber or ion source is mounted separately from the extractor or ion accelerator to reduce misalignment of the accelerator and to permit separate maintenance to be performed on these systems. The separate mounting of the ion source provides for maintaining same without removing the ion accelerator.

Fink, Joel H. (Livermore, CA); Molvik, Arthur W. (Livermore, CA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TIME-RESOLVED 1-10 keV CRYSTAL SPECTROMETER FOR THE Z MACHINE AT SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES  

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We have designed, fabricated, calibrated, and fielded a fast, time-resolved 1-10 keV crystal spectrometer to observe the evolution of wire pinch spectra at the Z machine at Sandia National Laboratories. The instrument has two convex cylindrical crystals (PET and KAP). Both crystals Bragg reflect x-rays into an array of ten silicon diodes, providing continuous spectral coverage in twenty channels from 1.0 to 10 keV. The spectral response of the instrument has been calibrated from 1.0 to 6.3 keV at beamline X8A at the National Synchrotron Light Source. The time response of the 1-mm2 silicon detectors was measured with the Pulsed X-ray Source at Bechtel Nevada's Los Alamos Operations, where 2-nanosecond full-width half-maximum (FWHM) waveforms with 700-picosecond rise times typically were observed. The spectrometer has been fielded recently on several experimental runs at the Z Machine. In this paper, we present the time-resolved spectra resulting from the implosions of double-nested tungsten wire arrays onto 5-mm diameter foam cylinders. We also show the results obtained for a double-nested stainless steel wire array with no target cylinder. The spectrometer was located at the end of a 7.1-meter beamline on line-of sight (LOS)21/22, at an angle 12{sup o} above the equatorial plane, and was protected from the debris field by a customized dual-slit fast valve. The soft detector channels below 2.0 keV recorded large signals at pinch time coinciding with signals recorded on vacuum x-ray diodes (XRDs). On experiment Z993, the spectrometer channels recorded a second pulse with a hard x-ray emission spectrum several nanoseconds after pinch time.

D. V. Morgan; S. Gardner; R. Liljestrand; M. Madlener; S. Slavin; M. Wu

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Muon-Induced Backgrounds in Double Chooz Emily Conover  

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to scintillator 8 MeV n capture energy, 30µs backgrounds due to muons remain E¯e = Ee+ + 10-40keV En + 1.8MeMuon-Induced Backgrounds in Double Chooz Emily Conover University of Chicago Second Thesis and Stopped Muons 9Li and 8He 3. Double Chooz Results 4. Conclusions Timeline/Future work Emily Conover (Univ

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Relic keV sterile neutrinos and reionization  

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A sterile neutrino with mass of several keV can account for cosmological dark matter, as well as explain the observed velocities of pulsars. We show that X-rays produced by the decays of these relic sterile neutrinos can boost the production of molecular hydrogen, which can speed up the cooling of gas and the early star formation, which can, in turn, lead to a reionization of the universe at a high enough redshift to be consistent with the WMAP results.

Peter L. Biermann; Alexander Kusenko

2005-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Q value of the 100Mo Double-Beta Decay  

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Penning trap measurements using mixed beams of 100Mo - 100Ru and 76Ge - 76Se have been utilized to determine the double-beta decay Q-values of 100Mo and 76Ge with uncertainties less than 200 eV. The value for 76Ge, 2039.04(16) keV is in agreement with the published SMILETRAP value. The new value for 100Mo, 3034.40(17) keV is 30 times more precise than the previous literature value, sufficient for the ongoing neutrinoless double-beta decay searches in 100Mo. Moreover, the precise Q-value is used to calculate the phase-space integrals and the experimental nuclear matrix element of double-beta decay.

S. Rahaman; V. -V. Elomaa; T. Eronen; J. Hakala; A. Jokinen; J. Julin; A. Kankainen; A. Saastamoinen; J. Suhonen; C. Weber; J. yst

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental results with cryogenically cooled, thin, silicon crystal x-ray monochromators on high-heat-flux beamlines  

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A novel, silicon crystal monochromator has been designed and tested for use on undulator and focused wiggler beamlines at third-generation synchrotron sources. The crystal utilizes a thin, partially transmitting diffracting element fabricated within a liquid-nitrogen cooled, monolithic block of silicon. This report summarizes the results from performance tests conducted at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) using a focused wiggler beam and at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) on an undulator beamline. These experiments indicate that a cryogenic crystal can handle the very high power and power density x-ray beams of modem synchrotrons with sub-arcsec thermal broadening of the rocking curve. The peak power density absorbed on the surface of the crystal at the ESRF exceeded go W/mm{sup 2} with an absorbed power of 166 W, this takes into account the spreading of the beam due to the Bragg angle of 11.4{degrees}. At the APS, the peak heat flux incident on the crystal was 1.5 W/mA/mm{sup 2} with a power of 6.1 W/mA for a 2.0 H x 2.5 V mm{sup 2} beam at an undulator gap of 11.1 mm and stored current up to 96 mA.

Rogers, C.S.; Mills, D.M.; Lee, W.K.; Fernandez, P.B.; Graber, T.

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Linac4 45 keV Proton Beam Measurements  

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Linac4 is a 160 MeV normal-conducting H- linear accelerator, which will replace the 50 MeV proton Linac2 as injector for the CERN proton complex. Commissioning of the low energy part - comprising the H - source, a 45 keV Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), a 3 MeV Radiofrequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) - will start in fall 2012 on a dedicated test stand installation. In preparation to this, preliminary measurements were taken using a 45 keV proton source and a temporary LEBT setup, with the aim of characterising the output beam by comparison with the predictions of simulations. At the same time this allowed a first verification of the functionalities of diagnostics instrumentation and acquisition software tools. Measurements of beam profile, emittance and intensity were taken in three different setups: right after the source, after the first and after the second LEBT solenoids respectively. Particle distributions were reconstructed from emittance scan...

Bellodi, G; Hein, L M; Lallement, J-B; Lombardi, A M; Midttun, O; Scrivens, R; Posocco, P A

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability Double Degree Double Degree Info  

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Sustainability Double Degree Double Degree Info: · 36 credits in B for graduation. Sustainability Core: Take each course below for a total of 17 -20 credits. Term/Grade Course _____ ____ *NR 350 (4) Sustainable

Grünwald, Niklaus J.

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Neutron Inelastic Scattering Processes as Background for Double-Beta Decay Experiments  

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We investigate several Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$) and Ge$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions. We measure $\\gamma$-ray production from Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions that can be a significant background for double-beta decay experiments which use lead as a massive inner shield. Particularly worrisome for Ge-based double-beta decay experiments are the 2041-keV and 3062-keV $\\gamma$ rays produced via Pb$(n,n'\\gamma$). The former is very close to the ^{76}Ge double-beta decay endpoint energy and the latter has a double escape peak energy near the endpoint. Excitation $\\gamma$-ray lines from Ge$(n,n'\\gamma$) reactions are also observed. We consider the contribution of such backgrounds and their impact on the sensitivity of next-generation searches for neutrinoless double-beta decay using enriched germanium detectors.

D. -M. Mei; S. R. Elliott; A. Hime; V. Gehman; K. Kazkaz

2007-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen-Atom Excitation and Ionization by Proton Impact in 50-Kev to 200-Kev Energy Region  

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.1475 0.1291 0.0959 0.2654 0.2445 0.2092 0.1555 0.1048 0,0452 0.0452 0.0349 0.0197 0.0088 0.0248 0.0216 0.0168 0.0110 0.0063 I ' I ' I I I I 3.0? ~ PAGPM FSHB ~ GI I i I 20 60 I i I i I ) 100 140 180 E (kev) I 220 FIG. 3....1475 0.1291 0.0959 0.2654 0.2445 0.2092 0.1555 0.1048 0,0452 0.0452 0.0349 0.0197 0.0088 0.0248 0.0216 0.0168 0.0110 0.0063 I ' I ' I I I I 3.0? ~ PAGPM FSHB ~ GI I i I 20 60 I i I i I ) 100 140 180 E (kev) I 220 FIG. 3...

Fitchard, E.; Ford, A. Lewis; Reading, John F.

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High resolution 17 keV to 75 keV backlighters for High Energy Density experiments  

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We have developed 17 keV to 75 keV 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional high-resolution (< 10 {micro}m) radiography using high-intensity short pulse lasers. High energy K-{alpha} sources are created by fluorescence from hot electrons interacting in the target material after irradiation by lasers with intensity I{sub L} > 10{sup 17} W/cm{sup 2}. We have achieved high resolution point projection 1-dimensional and 2-dimensional radiography using micro-foil and micro-wire targets attached to low-Z substrate materials. The micro-wire size was 10 {micro}m x 10 {micro}m x 300 {micro}m on a 300 {micro}m x 300 {micro}m x 5 {micro}m CH substrate. The radiography performance was demonstrated using the Titan laser at LLNL. We observed that the resolution is dominated by the micro-wire target size and there is very little degradation from the plasma plume, implying that the high energy x-ray photons are generated mostly within the micro-wire volume. We also observe that there are enough K{alpha} photons created with a 300 J, 1-{omega}, 40 ps pulse laser from these small volume targets, and that the signal-to-noise ratio is sufficiently high, for single shot radiography experiments. This unique technique will be used on future high energy density (HED) experiments at the new Omega-EP, ZR and NIF facilities.

Park, H; Maddox, B R; Giraldez, E; Hatchett, S P; Hudson, L; Izumi, N; Key, M H; Pape, S L; MacKinnon, A J; MacPhee, A G; Patel, P K; Phillips, T W; Remington, B A; Seely, J F; Tommasini, R; Town, R; Workman, J

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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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 2.51021 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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Inelastic Scattering of 20-kev Electrons in Metal Vapors  

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The low-energy losses of 20-kev electrons passing through the vapors of Zn, Cd, Hg, Na, K, Mg, Ca, Sb, Pb, and KCl, have been measured by using an electrostatic analyzer previously used for measuring electron energy losses in thin metal films. The atomic transitions corresponding to the measured energy losses are in many cases fairly easily established. However, there remain some which are questionable due to the fact that there is more than one feasible transition with energy differences of the order of the given energy loss. It is established that the principal interaction results in the excitation from the ground state of the neutral atom to the first excited levelthe resonance excitation. It is also found that dipole excitations predominate

Lewis B. Leder

1957-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Commissioning of a Soft X-ray Beamline PF-BL-16A with a Variable-Included-Angle Varied-Line-Spacing Grating Monochromator  

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The design and commissioning of a new soft X-ray beamline, BL-16A, at the Photon Factory is presented. The beamline consists of a pre-focusing mirror, an entrance slit, a variable-included-angle varied-line-spacing plane grating monochromator, and a post-focusing system as usual, and provides circularly and linearly polarized soft X rays in the energy range 200-1500 eV with an APPLE-II type undulator. The commissioning procedure for the beamline optics is described in detail, especially the check of the focal position for the zero-th order and diffracted X rays.

Amemiya, Kenta; Toyoshima, Akio; Kikuchi, Takashi; Kosuge, Takashi; Nigorikawa, Kazuyuki; Sumii, Ryohei; Ito, Kenji [Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Plural Scattering of 20-kev Electrons in Aluminum  

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The angular and energy distribution of 20-kev electrons, scattered at very small angles (<10-2 rad) by transmission through aluminum foils, are compared with the theory of plural inelastic scattering, under the following assumptions: (a) The probability of elastic scattering at very small angles is negligibly small in comparison with the probability of inelastic scattering. (b) Inelastic scattering occurs predominantly through sharply defined "characteristic" energy losses, whose number follows a Poisson statistical distribution. (c) The angular distribution in each loss follows a simple law: ?(?)?(?E2+?2)-1. (d) The cumulative angular distribution from plural inelastic scattering is obtained by repeated "folding" of ?(?) with the angular spread of the incident beam. The angular distribution of zero-loss electrons is found to be substantially independent of the foil thickness; the normalized angular distributions of the first- and second-loss peaks are accurately fitted by the "folding" calculation; Poisson statistics gives a good approximation to the observed numbers of energy losses. The value of ? for five observations on foils of thicknesses 650-2580 A is approximately 810 A, independent of thickness; systematic errors in the method of observation may render this value up to 20% higher than the mean free path corresponding to the total cross section.

L. Marton; J. Arol Simpson; H. A. Fowler; N. Swanson

1962-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of The 871-keV Gamma Ray and the "Oxide" Attribute  

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This brief paper concludes our study of the origin of the 871-keV observed for many plutonium oxide samples.

Peurrung, Anthony J.; Arthur, Richard J.; Geelhood, Bruce D.; Scheele, Randall D.; Elovich, Robert J.; Pratt, Sharon L.

2000-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Sagittal focusing Laue monochromator  

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An x-ray focusing device generally includes a slide pivotable about a pivot point defined at a forward end thereof, a rail unit fixed with respect to the pivotable slide, a forward crystal for focusing x-rays disposed at the forward end of the pivotable slide and a rearward crystal for focusing x-rays movably coupled to the pivotable slide and the fixed rail unit at a distance rearward from the forward crystal. The forward and rearward crystals define reciprocal angles of incidence with respect to the pivot point, wherein pivoting of the slide about the pivot point changes the incidence angles of the forward and rearward crystals while simultaneously changing the distance between the forward and rearward crystals.

Zhong; Zhong (Stony Brook, NY), Hanson; Jonathan (Wading River, NY), Hastings; Jerome (Stanford, CA), Kao; Chi-Chang (Setauket, NY), Lenhard; Anthony (Medford, NY), Siddons; David Peter (Cutchogue, NY), Zhong; Hui (Coram, NY)

2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Multipole mixtures of gamma-ray transitions depopulating the 1318-keV (2-) and 1518-keV (6+ or 7-) states in Yb174  

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An E1+E3 (?1.9%M2) multipole mixture has been observed for the 1242-keV (2- ? 2+) transition depopulating the J?, K=2-,2 octupole vibrational level at 1318 keV in Yb174 following the decay of Lu174 and Lum174. The internal-conversion cfficient for this transition and the ?-? directional correlation for the 1242-76.5-keV cascade have been remeasured, and the results yield the unique set of multipole mixing ratios ?1(M2E1)=0.050.09 and ?2(E3E1)=0.190.08 which correspond to a multipole admixture of E1(96.3-2.6+1.7%)+M2(0.2-0.2+1.7%)+E3(3.5-2.1+3.8%). The M2 multipolarity of the 1318-keV (2- ? 0+) transition was also verified from the measured internal-conversion coefficient. A multipole admixture of E3 (<27%M2) for the 1065-keV transition was deduced from available data, and the ratios of reduced transition probabilities for the transitions depopulating the 1318-keV level were calculated and compared with rotational-model predictions. Using the previously measured half-life of the 2- level, absolute transition probabilities and hindrance factors were obtained for these transitions, and B(E3) values were compared with theoretical microscopic model calculations. Partial correlation coefficients for the 992-keV transition depopulating the 1518-keV isomeric state were determined using the ?-? directional correlation data. Multipole admixtures consistent with the correlation data (and internal conversion data for the 7- case) are E2+(278%)M1 for the choice of 6+ and E1(687%)+M2(52%)+E3(277%) for the choice of 7- for the 1518-keV level. Using the reported half-life for that level, the hindrance factors were obtained for the K-forbidden transitions depopulating the level for each choice of spin assignment and these are compared with hindrance factors observed for known K-forbidden transitions.[RADIOACTIVITY Lu174 [from Yb174(d,2n)] measured I?, ??(?), I(ce); deduced J, ?, ICC, ? mixing, B(E3).

A. G. Schmidt; J. W. Mihelich; E. G. Funk

1974-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the differential neutron-deuteron scattering cross section in the energy range from 100 keV to 600 keV using a proportional counter  

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The angular distribution of neutron-deuteron scattering was investigated using the proportional counter P2 simultaneously as scattering target and detector for the recoil deuterons. The measurements were carried out using monoenergetic neutrons in the energy range from 150 keV to 500 keV. Various techniques were employed to reduce distortions of the experimental pulse-height distribution by photon-induced events. The experimental data were compared with realistic simulations which were carried out using different evaluated data sets. This comparison allows to conclude on inconsistencies in the evaluations.

Nolte, R; Plompen, A; Rttger, S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel X-ray diffractometer for studies of liquid-liquid interfaces  

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A dedicated liquid surface diffractometer employing a tilting double-crystal monochromator in Bragg geometry has been designed. This diffractometer allows reflectivity and grazing-incidence scattering measurements of an immobile mechanical completely decoupled liquid sample from 6.4 to 29.4 keV.

Murphy, B.M.

2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: A Search for Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay of Germanium-76  

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The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay would determine whether the neutrino is a Majorana particle and provide information on the absolute scale of neutrino mass. The MAJORANA Collaboration is constructing the DEMONSTRATOR, an array of germanium detectors, to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay of 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will contain 40 kg of germanium; up to 30 kg will be enriched to 86% in 76-Ge. The DEMONSTRATOR will be deployed deep underground in an ultra-low-background shielded environment. Operation of the DEMONSTRATOR aims to determine whether a future tonne-scale germanium experiment can achieve a background goal of one count per tonne-year in a 4-keV region of interest around the 76-Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay Q-value of 2039 keV.

MAJORANA Collaboration; A. G. Schubert; E. Aguayo; F. T. Avignone III; H. O. Back; A. S. Barabash; M. Bergevin; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y-D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; J. Leon; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; P. Finnerty; F. M. Fraenkle; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; A. Hime; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. E. Keillor; C. Keller; J. D. Kephart; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. LaFerriere; B. H. LaRoque; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; D. -M. Mei; J. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. Overman; D. G. Phillips II; A. W. P. Poon; G. Perumpilly; G. Prior; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; V. Sobolev; D. Steele; J. Strain; K. Thomas; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; I. Vanyushin; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; B. A. Wolfe; E. Yakushev; A. R. Young; C. ?H. Yu; V. Yumatov; C. Zhan

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of the 871-keV gamma ray and the ``oxide'' attribute  

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This work concludes the investigation of the oxide attribute of current interest for the characterization of stored plutonium. Originally it was believed that the presence of oxide could be ascertained by measurement of the 871-keV line in a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrum. However, recent work has suggested that the 871-keV gamma ray in plutonium oxide arises from the reaction {sup 14}N({alpha},p){sup 17}O rather than the inelastic scattering reaction {sup 17}O({alpha},{alpha}{prime}){sup 17}O*. This conclusion, though initially surprising, was obtained during efforts to determine the relative importance of americium and plutonium alpha-particle decay for the production of the 871-keV gamma ray. Several questions were raised by previous experiments: What role, if any does {sup 17}O have in the generation of the 871-keV gamma ray? How does sufficient nitrogen come to be present in plutonium oxide? Under what conditions is the 871-keV gamma ray measurable in plutonium oxide? This paper describes the answers to these questions.

AJ Peurrung; RJ Arthur; BD Geelhood; RD Scheele; RJ Elovich; SL Pratt

2000-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments  

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We present data characterizing the performance of the _rst segmented, N- type Ge detector, isotopically enriched to 85% 76Ge. This detector, based on the Ortec PT6x2 design and referred to as SEGA (Segmented, Enriched Germanium Assembly), was developed as a possible prototype for neutrinoless double beta-decay measurements by the Majorana collaboration. We present some of the general characteristics (including bias potential, efficiency, leakage current, and integral cross-talk) for this detector in its temporary cryostat. We also present an analysis of the resolution of the detector, and demonstrate that for all but two segments there is at least one channel that reaches the Majorana resolution goal below 4 keV FWHM at 2039 keV, and all channels are below 4.5 keV FWHM.

Leviner, L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Ahmed, M. W.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Boswell, M.; De Braeckeleer, L.; Brudanin, V.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Elliott, Steven R.; Gehman, Victor M.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, M. F.; Konovalov, S.; Lesko, Kevin; Li, Jingyi; Mei, Dongming; Mikhailov, S.; Miley, Harry S.; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Sandukovsky, Viatcheslav; Umatov, Valdimir; Underwood, T. A.; Tornow, W.; Wu, Y. K.; Young, A.

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion and photon emission from keV cluster impacts on surfaces  

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molecular SF6tx- (8 keV) tuojectiles than for the same energy monoatomic Cs+ beam. Monoatomic Cs+ was used for comparison because Cs atomic weight is close to the molecular weight of SF6 - 133 amu for Cs+ and 146 amu for SF6. The difference in projectile... molecular SF6tx- (8 keV) tuojectiles than for the same energy monoatomic Cs+ beam. Monoatomic Cs+ was used for comparison because Cs atomic weight is close to the molecular weight of SF6 - 133 amu for Cs+ and 146 amu for SF6. The difference in projectile...

Yau, Alice Yau-Lic

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy and angular distribution of electrons ejected from argon by 5-keV to 1.5-MeV protons  

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Cross sections, differential in emission energy and angle, have been measured for the ejection of electrons in collisions of H+ with argon gas targets. Incident-proton energies studied were from 5 keV to 1.5 MeV and electron emission angles ranged from 10 to 160. Integration of the double-differential cross sections over emission angle and energy yield results in good agreement with direct measurement of total ionization cross sections. The electron distributions are compared to two plane-wave Born-approximation calculations, one using Hartree-Slater wave functions and the other using Hartree-Fock wave functions in the 3p-?d channel.

T. L. Criswell; L. H. Toburen; M. E. Rudd

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Direct Double-Beta Decay Q-value Measurement of 82Se in Support of Understanding the Nature of the Neutrino  

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In anticipation of results from current and future double-beta decay studies, we report a measurement resulting in a 82Se double-beta decay Q-value of 2997.9(3) keV, an order of magnitude more precise than the currently accepted value. We also present preliminary results of a calculation of the 82Se neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear matrix element that corrects in part for the small size of the shell model single-particle space. The results of this work are important for designing next generation double-beta decay experiments and for the theoretical interpretations of their observations.

David L. Lincoln; Jason D. Holt; Georg Bollen; Maxime Brodeur; Scott Bustabad; Jonathan Engel; Samuel J. Novario; Matthew Redshaw; Ryan Ringle; Stefan Schwarz

2012-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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BEAMLINE 4-1  

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1 1 CURRENT STATUS: Open SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Environmental / Materials / Chemistry / Biology % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 20-pole, 2.0-Tesla Wiggler, 0.75 mrad, side station BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range grating type resolution DE/E spot size flux angular acceptance unfocused 5,500-38,000eV 10-4 4x18mm 0.75 mrad OPTICS: M0 mirror: Flat, bent vertically collimating, 1 m, Si, Rh-coated, cutoff 9-23 keV, LN2-cooled monochromator. Energies over 22keV are run with the mirror out. MONOCHROMATOR: Si(220) f=0° or Si(220) f=90° double-crystal, non-fixed exit slit Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library

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A 3.55 keV Photon Line and its Morphology from a 3.55 keV ALP Line  

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Galaxy clusters can efficiently convert axion-like particles (ALPs) to photons. We propose that the recently claimed detection of a 3.55--3.57 keV line in the stacked spectra of a large number of galaxy clusters and the Andromeda galaxy may originate from the decay of either a scalar or fermionic $7.1$ keV dark matter species into an axion-like particle (ALP) of mass $m_{a} \\lesssim 6\\cdot 10^{-11}~{\\rm eV}$, which subsequently converts to a photon in the cluster magnetic field. In contrast to models in which the photon line arises directly from dark matter decay or annihilation, this can explain the anomalous line strength in the Perseus cluster. As axion-photon conversion scales as $B^2$ and cool core clusters have high central magnetic fields, this model can also explains the observed peaking of the line emission in the cool cores of the Perseus, Ophiuchus and Centaurus clusters, as opposed to the much larger dark matter halos. We describe distinctive predictions of this scenario for future observations.

Michele Cicoli; Joseph P. Conlon; M. C. David Marsh; Markus Rummel

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-Skin Faades  

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The double-skin faade is a system that consists of two building skins separated by a ventilated cavity (Fig. 9.1). The main aim of the cavity is to vary the physical properties of the faade throughout the ye...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ...  

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DOUBLE MAJORS Imaging Science + ... Applied Mathematics Biomedical Sciences Computer Science Undergraduate Research Internships and Cooperative Education (Co-op) (optional) Study Abroad WHY IMAGING SCIENCE Science: BS, MS, PhD Color Science: MS, PhD BS + MS/PhD Combos HUMAN VISION BIO- MEDICAL ASTRO- PHYSICS

Zanibbi, Richard

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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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Study of photon attenuation coefficients of some multielement materials. [123-1250 keV  

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Total photon mass attenuation of six multielement shielding materials (concrete, plaster of paris, quick lime, black cement, white cement, and silica) is measured in the 123- to 1,250-keV energy range. The experimental results are analyzed in terms of cross sections, effective atomic numbers, and electron densities. Considerable sensitivity of the total mass attenuation coefficients and effective atomic numbers to variations in oxygen content are found in these multielement materials.

Bhandal, G.S. (N.J.S.A. Government Coll., Punjab (India)); Singh, K. (Guru Nanak Dev Univ., Amritsar (India). Dept. of Physics)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HELIOSPHERIC NEUTRAL ATOM SPECTRA BETWEEN 0.01 AND 6 keV FROM IBEX  

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Since 2008 December, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has been making detailed observations of neutrals from the boundaries of the heliosphere using two neutral atom cameras with overlapping energy ranges. The unexpected, yet defining feature discovered by IBEX is a Ribbon that extends over the energy range from about 0.2 to 6 keV. This Ribbon is superposed on a more uniform, globally distributed heliospheric neutral population. With some important exceptions, the focus of early IBEX studies has been on neutral atoms with energies greater than {approx}0.5 keV. With nearly three years of science observations, enough low-energy neutral atom measurements have been accumulated to extend IBEX observations to energies less than {approx}0.5 keV. Using the energy overlap of the sensors to identify and remove backgrounds, energy spectra over the entire IBEX energy range are produced. However, contributions by interstellar neutrals to the energy spectrum below 0.2 keV may not be completely removed. Compared with spectra at higher energies, neutral atom spectra at lower energies do not vary much from location to location in the sky, including in the direction of the IBEX Ribbon. Neutral fluxes are used to show that low energy ions contribute approximately the same thermal pressure as higher energy ions in the heliosheath. However, contributions to the dynamic pressure are very high unless there is, for example, turbulence in the heliosheath with fluctuations of the order of 50-100 km s{sup -1}.

Fuselier, S. A.; Ghielmetti, A. G.; Petrinec, S. M.; Trattner, K. J., E-mail: sfuselier@swri.edu, E-mail: fallegrini@swri.edu [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (United States); and others

2012-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Total Neutron Cross Section for Uranium from 20 kev to 20 Mev  

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The total neutron cross section of normal uranium has been measured for neutron energies from 20 kev to 7.6 Mev and at 17, 19, and 20 Mev. When combined with other published work in the 7-14 Mev range, the result is a smooth cross-section curve up to 20 Mev. The curve fits smoothly on the surface showing total neutron cross section as a function of both atomic weight and neutron energy.

R. L. Henkel; L. Cranberg; G. A. Jarvis; R. Nobles; J. E. Perry; Jr.

1954-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Flash | Open Energy Information  

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Flash Jump to: navigation, search Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleDoubleFlash&oldid599606"...

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Low Dose Radiation Research Program: 12.5 keV Xray Microbeam Bystander  

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12.5 keV Xray Microbeam Bystander Studies With Human Mammary 12.5 keV Xray Microbeam Bystander Studies With Human Mammary Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts Authors: E. A. Blakely1, R. I. Schwarz1, A. C. Thompson2, K. A. Bjornstad1, P. Y. Chang1,3 C.J. Rosen1, and D. Sudar1 Institutions: Divisions of 1Life Sciences and 2Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA. and 3SRI International, Menlo Park, CA. We are using a novel x-ray Microprobe Beamline at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at LBNL to investigate bystander effects of low doses in well characterized human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC) and human skin fibroblasts (HSF). The ALS facility is capable of producing a beam of 12.5 keV x-rays with a focussed spot size of __m_ and a wide range of doses and dose-rates. Unlike normal x-ray sources, this beam has a very small background of either low-

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Effective field theory and keV lines from dark matter  

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We survey operators that can lead to a keV photon line from dark matter decay or annihilation. We are motivated in part by recent claims of an unexplained 3.5 keV line in galaxy clusters and in Andromeda, but our results could apply to any hypothetical line observed in this energy range. We find that given the amount of flux that is observable, explanations in terms of decay are more plausible than annihilation, at least if the annihilation is directly to Standard Model states rather than intermediate particles. The decay case can be explained by a scalar or pseudoscalar field coupling to photons suppressed by a scale not far below the reduced Planck mass, which can be taken as a tantalizing hint of high-scale physics. The scalar case is particularly interesting from the effective field theory viewpoint, and we discuss it at some length. Because of a quartically divergent mass correction, naturalness strongly suggests the theory should be cut off at or below the 1000 TeV scale. The most plausible such natural UV completion would involve supersymmetry. These bottom-up arguments reproduce expectations from top-down considerations of the physics of moduli. A keV line could also arise from the decay of a sterile neutrino, in which case a renormalizable UV completion exists and no direct inference about high-scale physics is possible.

Rebecca Krall; Matthew Reece; Thomas Roxlo

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

78

Domain walls and double bubbles  

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...5, which are never double bubbles, that is, none is the global...transverse cylinder, torus bubble, inner tube and double hydrant...transverse cylinder and the stability of the cylinder cross. The...three-dimensional double bubbles and show that the method can...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microprocessorbased monochromator controller  

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I-- _z 5o- > :5- % IOO a) 75 ooooO eeeeeeee 65 6 .7 .8 o ee Ooooooo eeeeeeeee 9 656.0 .2 3 .4 .5 .6, (NM) >- 50 > 25 00 b) 0 e lil e e 655.8 .9 656.0 .I .2 .3 .4 .5 .6 (NM) Figure 4. Bidirectional scans of deuterium lamp emission line at 656.1 nm (e..., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA, 1977. [3] Intel Corporation "MCS-85 USERS Manual," Santa Clara, California, USA, 1978. [4] Larsen D.G., Rony, P.R., Titus, J.A., and Titus, C.A.,Arnerican Laboratory, 1978, 10 (9), 88. [5] Ref. 3, p. A1 32. [6...

Dalle-Molle, Richard; Defreese, James D.

1980-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stopping Cross Sections of Some Hydrocarbon Gases for 40-200-keV Helium Ions  

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The stopping cross sections of air, CH4, C2H2, C2H4, C3H8, (CH2)3, and C3H6 have been measured for incident helium ions in the energy range 40 to 200 keV. The data are in good agreement with previous experiment work, and have standard deviations between 2 and 6%. They obey an energy dependence ?=?E12 in accord with the calculation of Lindhard and Scharff. It has been shown that while there is probably an effect due to chemical binding on the helium-ion stopping cross sections of hydrocarbons, this effect is small.

John T. Park

1965-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Partial widths and gamma-ray decay of the 2883- and 5037-keV levels in Sc41  

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Proton and ?-ray decay widths for the 7/2+ resonance at 2883 keV excitation in Sc41 have been deduced from measurements of ??? and the (p,?) resonance strength. Our results are ??=0.0580.007 eV and ?p=0.0900.011 eV. Angular distributions measured for the 5037(92+)?2883 keV and 2883?0(72-) keV transitions confirm the J=72 assignment for the 2883-keV level. The linear polarization was measured for the 2883?0 keV transition and confirms the positive parity assignment. In addition, the (p,?) strength for the 5037-keV level was measured, and our strength results for both resonances are lower than those of Youngblood, Wildenthal, and Class by a factor of 1.4.[NUCLEAR REACTIONS Ca40(p,?), Ep=1.84,4.05 MeV; measured ?(E?,?), Q, P(90?), resonance strengths, I?. Sc41 deduced levels, J?, ??, ?p, CSp2. Enriched target.

R. L. Kozub; B. E. Cooke; J. R. Leslie; B. C. Robertson

1977-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical investigation of projectile angular dependence of the ratio of double to single ionization of helium by fast proton impact  

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) Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. John F. Reading DifFerential cross sections for single and double ionization, and ratios of double to single ionization, of He by proton projectile at 0. 3, I, 3 and 6 MeV/amu are inves- tigated. For the single... Differential cross sections for singly ionizing electrons whose energies I'&iilge from ?, ki to ?, ' k;, from He by proton projectile at 300 KeV& amu. . 15 2 2 Differeutial &ross sections I' or singly ionizin electrons whose energies range froin ?, ki...

Fang, Xushan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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EMISSION LINES BETWEEN 1 AND 2 keV IN COMETARY X-RAY SPECTRA  

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We present the detection of new cometary X-ray emission lines in the 1.0-2.0 keV range using a sample of comets observed with the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and ACIS spectrometer. We have selected five comets from the Chandra sample with good signal-to-noise spectra. The surveyed comets are C/1999 S4 (LINEAR), C/1999 T1 (McNaught-Hartley), 153P/2002 (Ikeya-Zhang), 2P/2003 (Encke), and C/2008 8P (Tuttle). We modeled the spectra with an extended version of our solar wind charge exchange (SWCX) emission model. Above 1 keV, we find Ikeya-Zhang to have strong emission lines at 1340 and 1850 eV which we identify as being created by SWCX lines of Mg XI and Si XIII, respectively, and weaker emission lines at 1470, 1600, and 1950 eV formed by SWCX of Mg XII, Mg XI, and Si XIV, respectively. The Mg XI and XII and Si XIII and XIV lines are detected at a significant level for the other comets in our sample (LS4, MH, Encke, 8P), and these lines promise additional diagnostics to be included in SWCX models. The silicon lines in the 1700-2000 eV range are detected for all comets, but with the rising background and decreasing cometary emission, we caution that these detections need further confirmation with higher resolution instruments.

Ewing, Ian; Christian, Damian J. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 (United States); Bodewits, Dennis [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 (United States); Dennerl, Konrad [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, D-85741 Garching Germany (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Postfach 1312, D-85741 Garching Germany (Germany); Lisse, Carey M. [Planetary Exploration Group, Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 (United States)] [Planetary Exploration Group, Space Department, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 (United States); Wolk, Scott J., E-mail: ian.ewing.794@my.csun.edu, E-mail: daman.christian@csun.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2013-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

84

Effective field theory and keV lines from dark matter  

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We survey operators that can lead to a keV photon line from dark matter decay or annihilation. We are motivated in part by recent claims of an unexplained 3.5 keV line in galaxy clusters and in Andromeda, but our results could apply to any hypothetical line observed in this energy range. We find that given the amount of flux that is observable, explanations in terms of decay are more plausible than annihilation, at least if the annihilation is directly to Standard Model states rather than intermediate particles. The decay case can be explained by a scalar or pseudoscalar field coupling to photons suppressed by a scale not far below the reduced Planck mass, which can be taken as a tantalizing hint of high-scale physics. The scalar case is particularly interesting from the effective field theory viewpoint, and we discuss it at some length. Because of a quartically divergent mass correction, naturalness strongly suggests the theory should be cut off at or below the 1000 TeV scale. The most plausible such natural...

Krall, Rebecca; Roxlo, Thomas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Neutrinoless Double Phys 135c Spring 2007  

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Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Phys 135c Spring 2007 Michael Mendenhall #12;Theory Overview #12 beta decays #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p beta decay e #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p beta decay e n e- p n e- p double beta decay e e #12;neutrinoless double beta decays n e- p

Golwala, Sunil

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The Monoclinic Double Sulphates Containing Ammonium. Completion of the Double Sulphate Series  

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...Double Sulphates Containing Ammonium. Completion of the Double Sulphate Series A. E...properties physical properties refractive index sulfates GeoRef, Copyright 2007, American...double sulphates containing ammonium; completion of the double sulphate series Tutton...

1916-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ion Source Development For The Proposed FNAL 750 keV Injector Upgrade  

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Currently there is a Proposed FNAL 750 keV Injector Upgrade for the replacement of the 40 year old Fermi National Laboratory (FNAL) Cockcroft-Walton accelerators with a new ion source and 200 MHz Radio Frequency Quadruple (RFQ). The slit type magnetron being used now will be replaced with a round aperture magnetron similar to the one used at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). Operational experience from BNL has shown that this type of source is more reliable with a longer lifetime due to better power efficiency. The current source development effort is to produce a reliable source with >60 mA of H{sup -} beam current, 15 Hz rep-rate, 100 {mu}s pulse width, and a duty factor of 0.15%. The source will be based on the BNL design along with development done at FNAL for the High Intensity Neutrino Source (HINS).

Bollinger, D. S. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Box 500, Batavia, IL 60543 (United States)

2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Student research with 400keV beams: {sup 13}N radioisotope production target development  

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The AN400 Van de Graaff accelerator at the Minnesota State University, Mankato, Applied Nuclear Science Lab has demonstrated utility as an accessible and versatile platform for student research. Despite the limits of low energy, the research team successfully developed projects with applications to the wider radioisotope production community. A target system has been developed for producing and extracting {sup 13}N by the {sup 12}C(d,n){sup 13}N reaction below 400keV. The system is both reusable and robust, with future applications to higher energy machines producing this important radioisotope for physiological imaging studies with Positron Emission Tomography. Up to 36({+-}1)% of the {sup 13}N was extracted from the graphite matrix when 35 A current was externally applied to the graphite target while simultaneously flushing the target chamber with CO{sub 2} gas.

Fru, L. Che; Clymer, J.; Compton, N.; Cotter, J.; Dam, H.; Lesko, Z.; Pautzke, J.; Prokop, C.; Swanson, L.; Roberts, A. D. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Minnesota State University, Trafton Science Center N141, Mankato MN 56001 (United States)

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoeffect cross sections of several rare-earth elements for 323-keV photons  

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Total-attenuation cross sections of the oxides of rare-earth elements such as La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd, Dy, Ho, and Er, and also NaNO3 and NaNO2 have been measured in a narrow-beam geometry setup at 323 keV. The total-attenuation cross section for oxygen was obtained as the difference in NaNO3 and NaNO2 cross sections. Using this, the total-attenuation cross sections of the individual lanthanides have been obtained with the aid of the mixture rule. From these, the photoeffect cross sections were derived by subtracting the scattering contribution. These values are found to agree well with Scofields theoretical data [University of California Report No. UCRL 51326, 1973 (unpublished)].

T. K. Umesh, S. J. Anasuya, J. Shylaja Kumari, Channe Gowda, K. P. Gopinathan Nair, and Ramakrishna Gowda

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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QUIET-TIME INTERPLANETARY {approx}2-20 keV SUPERHALO ELECTRONS AT SOLAR MINIMUM  

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We present a statistical survey of {approx}2-20 keV superhalo electrons in the solar wind measured by the SupraThermal Electron instrument on board the two STEREO spacecraft during quiet-time periods from 2007 March through 2009 March at solar minimum. The observed superhalo electrons have a nearly isotropic angular distribution and a power-law spectrum, f{proportional_to}v{sup -{gamma}}, with {gamma} ranging from 5 to 8.7, with nearly half between 6.5 and 7.5, and an average index of 6.69 {+-} 0.90. The observed power-law spectrum varies significantly on a spatial scale of {approx}>0.1 AU and a temporal scale of {approx}>several days. The integrated density of quiet-time superhalo electrons at 2-20 keV ranges from {approx}10{sup -8} cm{sup -3} to 10{sup -6} cm{sup -3}, about 10{sup -9}-10{sup -6} of the solar wind density, and, as well as the power-law spectrum, shows no correlation with solar wind proton density, velocity, or temperature. The density of superhalo electrons appears to show a solar-cycle variation at solar minimum, while the power-law spectral index {gamma} has no solar-cycle variation. These quiet-time superhalo electrons are present even in the absence of any solar activity-e.g., active regions, flares or microflares, type III radio bursts, etc.-suggesting that they may be accelerated by processes such as resonant wave-particle interactions in the interplanetary medium, or possibly by nonthermal processes related to the acceleration of the solar wind such as nanoflares, or by acceleration at the CIR forward shocks.

Wang, Linghua [Department of Geophysics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); Lin, Robert P.; Salem, Chadi; Pulupa, Marc; Larson, Davin E.; Luhmann, Janet G. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Yoon, Peter H., E-mail: wanglhwang@gmail.com [School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BEAMLINE 7-3  

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3 3 CURRENT STATUS: Open SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: X-ray absorption spectroscopy MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Structural Biology % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 20-pole, 2-Tesla wiggler, 0.8 mrad beam, side station BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range resolution DE/E spot size (fwhm) flux* angular acceptance unfocused 4600-37000 eV 1 x 10-4 2 x 15 mm2 ~1 x 1012 0.8 mrad *ph/sec @100 mA / 9 keV w 2x15 mm aperture OPTICS: M0 mirror: Flat, bent, vertically collimating, 1 m, Si, Rh-coated, LN2-cooled monochromator MONOCHROMATOR: Si(220) phi=0°, Si(220) phi=90° double-crystal, non-fixed exit slit Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library Crystal changes need to be scheduled and coordinated in advance with BL

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BEAMLINE 4-3  

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4-3 4-3 CURRENT STATUS: Open SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Environmental / Materials / Biology % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 20-pole, 2.0-Tesla wiggler, 0.75 mrad, side station BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range resolution DE/E spot size flux angular acceptance unfocused 2400-14000 eV 10-4 3 x 16 mm 0.75 mrad OPTICS: M0 mirror: Flat, bent vertically collimating, 1 m, Si, Rh-coated, cutoff 4-14 keV, LN2-cooled monochromator MONOCHROMATOR: Si(111) f=0° or Si(111) f=90° double-crystal, non-fixed exit slit Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library Crystal changes need to be scheduled and coordinated in advance with BL

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Double acting bit holder  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A double acting bit holder that permits bits held in it to be resharpened during cutting action to increase energy efficiency by reducing the amount of small chips produced. The holder consist of: a stationary base portion capable of being fixed to a cutter head of an excavation machine and having an integral extension therefrom with a bore hole therethrough to accommodate a pin shaft; a movable portion coextensive with the base having a pin shaft integrally extending therefrom that is insertable in the bore hole of the base member to permit the moveable portion to rotate about the axis of the pin shaft; a recess in the movable portion of the holder to accommodate a shank of a bit; and a biased spring disposed in adjoining openings in the base and moveable portions of the holder to permit the moveable portion to pivot around the pin shaft during cutting action of a bit fixed in a turret to allow front, mid and back positions of the bit during cutting to lessen creation of small chip amounts and resharpen the bit during excavation use.

Morrell, Roger J. (Blommington, MN); Larson, David A. (Minneapolis, MN); Ruzzi, Peter L. (Eagan, MN)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background reduction and sensitivity for germanium double beta decay experiments  

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Germanium detectors have very good capabilities for the investigation of rare phenomena like the neutrinoless double beta decay. Rejection of the background entangling the expected signal is one primary goal in this kind of experiments. Here, the attainable background reduction in the energy region where the neutrinoless double beta decay signal of 76Ge is expected to appear has been evaluated for experiments using germanium detectors, taking into consideration different strategies like the granularity of the detector system, the segmentation of each individual germanium detector and the application of Pulse Shape Analysis techniques to discriminate signal from background events. Detection efficiency to the signal is affected by background rejection techniques, and therefore it has been estimated for each of the background rejection scenarios considered. Finally, conditions regarding crystal mass, radiopurity, exposure to cosmic rays, shielding and rejection capabilities are discussed with the aim to achieve a background level of 10-3 c keV-1 kg-1 y-1 in the region of interest, which would allow to explore neutrino effective masses around 40 meV.

H. Gmez; S. Cebrin; J. Morales; J. A. Villar

2007-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Hohlraum-Driven Ignition-Like Double-Shell Implosion Experiments on Omega: Analysis and Interpretation  

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An experimental campaign to study hohlraum-driven ignition-like double-shell target performance using the Omega laser facility has begun. These targets are intended to incorporate as many ignition-like properties of the proposed National Ignition Facility (NIF) double-shell ignition design [1,2] as possible, given the energy constraints of the Omega laser. In particular, this latest generation of Omega double-shells is nominally predicted to produce over 99% of the (clean) DD neutron yield from the compressional or stagnation phase of the implosion as required in the NIF ignition design. By contrast, previous double-shell experience on Omega [3] was restricted to cases where a significant fraction of the observed neutron yield was produced during the earlier shock convergence phase where the effects of mix are deemed negligibly small. These new targets are specifically designed to have optimized fall-line behavior for mitigating the effects of pusher-fuel mix after deceleration onset and, thereby, providing maximum neutron yield from the stagnation phase. Experimental results from this recent Omega ignition-like double-shell implosion campaign show favorable agreement with two-dimensional integrated hohlraum simulation studies when enhanced (gold) hohlraum M-band (2-5 keV) radiation is included at a level consistent with observations.

Amendt, P; Robey, H F; Park, H-S; Tipton, R E; Turner, R E; Milovich, J; Rowley, D; Hibbard, R; Louis, H; Wallace, R; Garbett, W; Dunne, A M; Varnum, W S; Watt, R G; Wilson, D C

2003-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotopic Mo Neutron Total Cross Section Measurements in the Energy Range 1 to 620 keV  

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Abstract A series of new total cross section measurements for the stable molybdenum isotopes of 92,94,95,96,98,100Mo covering the energy range between 1 keV and 620 keV was performed at the Gaerttner LINAC Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. New high-accuracy resonance parameters were extracted from an analysis of the data using the multilevel R-matrix Bayesian code SAMMY. In the unresolved resonance region, average resonance parameters and fits to the total cross sections were obtained using the Bayesian Hauser-Feshbach statistical model code FITACS.

R. Bahran; D. Barry; G. Leinweber; M. Rapp; R. Block; A. Daskalakis; B. McDermott; S. Piela; E. Blain; Y. Danon

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plasma focus based flash hard X-ray source in the 100 keV region with reproducible spectrum  

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A pulsed hard X-ray source with shot to shot reproducible spectrum, based on a 4.7 kJ small-chamber Mather-type plasma focus device, is presented. The hard X-ray output spectrum was measured in a single shot basis by differential absorption on metallic plates. The measured spectra have a single dominant peak around 75 keV and a spectral bandwidth covering the 40150 keV range. A hard X-ray dose of ( 53 3 ) ?Gy per shot was measured on axis at 53 cm from the source, and found to be uniform within a half aperture angle of 6.

V. Raspa; P. Knoblauch; F. Di Lorenzo; C. Moreno

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron inelastic scattering and reactions in natural Pb as a background in neutrinoless double-beta-decay experiments  

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Inelastic neutron scattering and reactions on Pb isotopes can result in gamma rays near the signature endpoint energy in a number of double-beta decay isotopes. In particular, there are gamma-ray transitions in Pb-206,207,208 that might produce energy deposits at the 76-Ge Q value in Ge detectors used for double-beta decay searches. The levels that produce these gamma rays can be excited by (n,n'gamma) or (n,xngamma) reactions, but the cross sections are small and previously unmeasured. This work uses the pulsed neutron beam at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center to directly measure reactions of interest to double-beta decay experiments. The cross section on natural Pb to produce the 2041-keV gamma ray from Pb-206 is measured to be 3.6 +/- 0.7 (stat.) +/- 0.3 (syst.) mb at ~9.6 MeV. The cross section on natural Pb to produce the 3062-keV gamma ray from Pb-207 and Pb-208 is measured to be 3.9 +/- 0.8 (stat.) +/- 0.4 (syst.) mb at the same energy. We report cross sections or place upper limits on the cross sections for exciting some other levels in Pb that have transition energies corresponding to Q value in other double-beta decay isotopes.

V. E. Guiseppe; M. Devlin; S. R. Elliott; N. Fotiades; A. Hime; D. -M. Mei; R. O. Nelson; D. V. Perepelitsa

2008-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Latest results of NEXT-DEMO, the prototype of the NEXT 100 double beta decay experiment  

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NEXT-DEMO is a 1:4.5 scale prototype of the NEXT100 detector, a high-pressure xenon gas TPC that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe. X-ray energy depositions produced by the de-excitation of Xenon atoms after the interaction of gamma rays from radioactive sources have been used to characterize the response of the detector obtaining the spatial calibration needed for close-to-optimal energy resolution. Our result, 5.5% FWHM at 30 keV, extrapolates to 0.6% FWHM at the Q value of $^{136}$Xe. Additionally, alpha decays from radon have been used to measure several detection properties and parameters of xenon gas such as electron-ion recombination, electron drift velocity, diffusion and primary scintillation light yield. Alpha spectroscopy is also used to quantify the activity of radon inside the detector, a potential source of background for most double beta decay experiments.

Serra, L; Martin-Albo, J; Sorel, M; Gomez-Cadenas, J J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A DOUBLE-PEAKED OUTBURST OF A 0535+26 OBSERVED WITH INTEGRAL, RXTE, AND SUZAKU  

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The Be/X-ray binary A 0535+26 showed a normal (type I) outburst in 2009 August. It is the fourth in a series of normal outbursts associated with the periastron, but is unusual because it presented a double-peaked light curve. The two peaks reached a flux of {approx}450 mCrab in the 15-50 keV range. We present results of the timing and spectral analysis of INTEGRAL, RXTE, and Suzaku observations of the outburst. The energy-dependent pulse profiles and their evolution during the outburst are studied. No significant differences with respect to other normal outbursts are observed. The centroid energy of the fundamental cyclotron line shows no significant variation during the outburst. A spectral hardening with increasing luminosity is observed. We conclude that the source is accreting in the sub-critical regime. We discuss possible explanations for the double-peaked outburst.

Caballero, I. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/IRFU, CNRS/INSU, Universite Paris Diderot, CEA DSM/IRFU/SAp, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Pottschmidt, K.; Marcu, D. M. [Center for Space Science and Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (United States); Barragan, L.; Wilms, J.; Kreykenbohm, I. [Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte and ECAP, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Sternwartstr. 7, D-96049 Bamberg (Germany); Ferrigno, C. [ISDC Data Centre for Astrophysics, University of Geneva, Chemin d'Ecogia 16, CH-1290 Versoix (Switzerland); Klochkov, D.; Suchy, S.; Santangelo, A.; Staubert, R. [Institut fuer Astronomie und Astrophysik, Sand 1, D-72076 Tuebingen (Germany); Zurita Heras, J. A. [Francois Arago Centre, APC (UMR 7164 Universite Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/DSM, Observatoire de Paris), 13 rue Watt, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13 (France); Kretschmar, P. [European Space Astronomy Centre (ESA/ESAC), Science Operations Department, Villanueva de la Canada, E-28080 Madrid (Spain); Fuerst, F. [Space Radiation Lab, California Institute of Technology, MC 290-17 Cahill, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Rothschild, R. [Center for Astrophysics and Space Science, UCSD, La Jolla, CA 92093 (United States); Finger, M. H. [National Space Science and Technology Center, 320 Sparkman Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Camero-Arranz, A. [Institut de Ciencies de l'Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Fac. de Ciencies, Torre C5, parell, 2a planta, E-08193 Barcelona (Spain); Makishima, K. [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Enoto, T. [Cosmic Radiation Laboratory, RIKEN, 2-1, Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Iwakiri, W., E-mail: isabel.caballero@cea.fr [Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura, Saitama 338-8570 (Japan); and others

2013-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

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On the keV sterile neutrino search in electron capture  

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A joint effort of cryogenic microcalorimetry (CM) and high-precision Penning-trap mass spectrometry (PT-MS) in investigating atomic orbital electron capture (EC) can shed light on the possible existence of heavy sterile neutrinos with masses from 0.5 to 100 keV. Sterile neutrinos are expected to perturb the shape of the atomic de-excitation spectrum measured by CM after a capture of the atomic orbital electrons by a nucleus. This effect should be observable in the ratios of the capture probabilities from different orbits. The sensitivity of the ratio values to the contribution of sterile neutrinos strongly depends on how accurately the mass difference between the parent and the daughter nuclides of EC-transitions can be measured by, e.g., PT-MS. A comparison of such probability ratios in different isotopes of a certain chemical element allows one to exclude many systematic uncertainties and thus could make feasible a determination of the contribution of sterile neutrinos on a level below 1%. Several electron capture transitions suitable for such measurements are discussed.

P. E. Filianin; K. Blaum; S. A. Eliseev; L. Gastaldo; Yu. N. Novikov; V. M. Shabaev; I. I. Tupitsyn; J. Vergados

2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonabelian dark matter models for 3.5 keV X-rays  

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A recent analysis of XXM-Newton data reveals the possible presence of an X-ray line at approximately 3.55 keV, which is not readily explained by known atomic transitions. Numerous models of eV-scale decaying dark matter have been proposed to explain this signal. Here we explore models of multicomponent nonabelian dark matter with typical mass ~ 1-10 GeV (higher values being allowed in some models) and eV-scale splittings that arise naturally from the breaking of the nonabelian gauge symmetry. Kinetic mixing between the photon and the hidden sector gauge bosons can occur through a dimension-5 or 6 operator. Radiative decays of the excited states proceed through transition magnetic moments that appear at one loop. The decaying excited states can either be primordial or else produced by upscattering of the lighter dark matter states. These models are significantly constrained by direct dark matter searches or cosmic microwave background distortions, and are potentially testable in fixed target experiments that s...

Cline, James M

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

MULTI-KEV X-RAY YIELDS FROM HIGH-Z GAS TARGETS FIELDED AT OMEGA  

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The authors report on modeling of x-ray yield from gas-filled targets shot at the OMEGA laser facility. The OMEGA targets were 1.8 mm long, 1.95 mm in diameter Be cans filled with either a 50:50 Ar:Xe mixture, pure Ar, pure Kr or pure Xe at {approx} 1 atm. The OMEGA experiments heated the gas with 20 kJ of 3{omega} ({approx} 350 nm) laser energy delivered in a 1 ns square pulse. the emitted x-ray flux was monitored with the x-ray diode based DANTE instruments in the sub-keV range. Two-dimensional x-ray images (for energies 3-5 keV) of the targets were recorded with gated x-ray detectors. The x-ray spectra were recorded with the HENWAY crystal spectrometer at OMEGA. Predictions are 2D r-z cylindrical with DCA NLTE atomic physics. Models generally: (1) underpredict the Xe L-shell yields; (2) overpredict the Ar K-shell yields; (3) correctly predict the Xe thermal yields; and (4) greatly underpredict the Ar thermal yields. However, there are spreads within the data, e.g. the DMX Ar K-shell yields are correctly predicted. The predicted thermal yields show strong angular dependence.

Kane, J O; Fournier, K B; May, M J; Colvin, J D; Thomas, C A; Marrs, R E; Compton, S M; Moody, J D; Bond, E J; Davis, J F

2010-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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0-600 kev Gamma-Ray Spectra from Thermal Neutron Capture in the Region A=104to198  

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The energies and absolute intensities of prominent peaks in the 0-600 kev region of the gamma-ray spectrum following thermal neutron capture have been measured with a single NaI(Tl) scintillation spectrometer. The elements investigated were rhodium, silver, cadmium, indium, antimony, tellurium, iodine, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, hafnium, tantalum, rhenium, iridium, platinum, and gold.

James E. Draper

1959-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a modular CdTe detector plane for gamma-ray burst detection below 100 keV  

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We report on the development of an innovative CdTe detector plane (DPIX) optimized for the detection and localization of gamma-ray bursts in the X-ray band (below 100 keV). DPIX is part of an R&D program funded by the French Space Agency (CNES). DPIX builds upon the heritage of the ISGRI instrument, currently operating with great success on the ESA INTEGRAL mission. DPIX is an assembly of 200 elementary modules (XRDPIX) equipped with 32 CdTe Schottky detectors (4x4 mm2, 1 mm thickness) produced by ACRORAD Co. LTD. in Japan. These detectors offer good energy response up to 100 keV. Each XRDPIX is readout by the very low noise front-end electronics chip IDeF-X, currently under development at CEA/DSM/DAPNIA. In this paper, we describe the design of XRDPIX, the main features of the IDeF-X chip, and will present preliminary results of the reading out of one CdTe Schottky detector by the IDeF-X V1.0 chip. A low-energy threshold around 2.7 keV has been measured. This is to be compared with the 12-15 keV threshol...

Ehanno, M; Barret, D; Lacombe, K; Pons, R; Rouaix, G; Gevin, O; Limousin, O; Lugiez, F; Bardoux, A; Penquer, A

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a modular CdTe detector plane for gamma-ray burst detection below 100 keV  

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We report on the development of an innovative CdTe detector plane (DPIX) optimized for the detection and localization of gamma-ray bursts in the X-ray band (below 100 keV). DPIX is part of an R&D program funded by the French Space Agency (CNES). DPIX builds upon the heritage of the ISGRI instrument, currently operating with great success on the ESA INTEGRAL mission. DPIX is an assembly of 200 elementary modules (XRDPIX) equipped with 32 CdTe Schottky detectors (4x4 mm2, 1 mm thickness) produced by ACRORAD Co. LTD. in Japan. These detectors offer good energy response up to 100 keV. Each XRDPIX is readout by the very low noise front-end electronics chip IDeF-X, currently under development at CEA/DSM/DAPNIA. In this paper, we describe the design of XRDPIX, the main features of the IDeF-X chip, and will present preliminary results of the reading out of one CdTe Schottky detector by the IDeF-X V1.0 chip. A low-energy threshold around 2.7 keV has been measured. This is to be compared with the 12-15 keV threshold of the ISGRI-INTEGRAL and BAT-SWIFT instruments, which both use similar detector material.

M. Ehanno; C. Amoros; D. Barret; K. Lacombe; R. Pons; G. Rouaix; O. Gevin; O. Limousin; F. Lugiez; A. Bardoux; A. Penquer

2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observational consistency and future predictions for a 3.5 keV ALP to photon line  

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Motivated by the possibility of explaining the 3.5 keV line through dark matter decaying to axion-like particles that subsequently convert to photons, we study ALP-photon conversion for sightlines passing within 50 pc of the galactic centre. Conversion depends on the galactic centre magnetic field which is highly uncertain. For fields at low or mid-range of observational estimates (10--100 $\\mu$G), no observable signal is possible. For fields at the high range of observational estimates (a pervasive poloidal mG field over the central 150 pc) it is possible to generate sufficient signal to explain recent observations of a 3.5 keV line in the galactic centre. In this scenario, the galactic centre line signal comes predominantly from the region with $z > 20$ pc, reconciling the results from the Chandra and XMM-Newton X-ray telescopes. The dark matter to ALP to photon scenario also naturally predicts the non-observation of the 3.5 keV line in stacked galaxy spectra. We further explore predictions for the line flux in galaxies and suggest a set of galaxies that is optimised for observing the 3.5 keV line in this model.

Pedro D. Alvarez; Joseph P. Conlon; Francesca V. Day; M. C. David Marsh; Markus Rummel

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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3.55 keV photon lines from axion to photon conversion in the Milky Way and M31  

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We further explore a scenario in which the recently observed 3.55 keV photon line arises from dark matter decay to an axion-like particle (ALP) of energy 3.55 keV, which then converts to a photon in astrophysical magnetic fields. This ALP scenario is well-motivated by the observed morphology of the 3.55 keV flux. For this scenario we study the expected flux from dark matter decay in the galactic halos of both the Milky Way and Andromeda (M31). The Milky Way magnetic field is asymmetric about the galactic centre, and so the resulting 3.55 keV flux morphology differs significantly from the case of direct dark matter decay to photons. However the Milky Way magnetic field is not large enough to generate an observable signal, even with ASTRO-H. In contrast, M31 has optimal conditions for ALP to photon conversion and the intrinsic signal from M31 becomes two orders of magnitude larger than for the Milky Way, comparable to that from clusters and consistent with observations.

Joseph P. Conlon; Francesca V. Day

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Production of a keV X-Ray Beam from Synchrotron Radiation in Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interaction  

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Production of a keV X-Ray Beam from Synchrotron Radiation in Relativistic Laser-Plasma Interaction demonstrate that a beam of x-ray radiation can be generated by simply focusing a single high- intensity laser spectral range) [6]. Laser-driven K x-ray sources [7­9] radiate subnanometer wavelength radiation

Umstadter, Donald

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First limits on the 3-200 keV X-ray spectrum of the quiet Sun using RHESSI  

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We present the first results using the Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, RHESSI, to observe solar X-ray emission not associated with active regions, sunspots or flares (the quiet Sun). Using a newly developed chopping technique (fan-beam modulation) during seven periods of offpointing between June 2005 to October 2006, we obtained upper limits over 3-200 keV for the quietest times when the GOES12 1-8A flux fell below $10^{-8}$ Wm$^{-2}$. These values are smaller than previous limits in the 17-120 keV range and extend them to both lower and higher energies. The limit in 3-6 keV is consistent with a coronal temperature $\\leq 6$ MK. For quiet Sun periods when the GOES12 1-8A background flux was between $10^{-8}$ Wm$^{-2}$ and $10^{-7}$ Wm$^{-2}$, the RHESSI 3-6 keV flux correlates to this as a power-law, with an index of $1.08 \\pm 0.13$. The power-law correlation for microflares has a steeper index of $1.29 \\pm 0.06$. We also discuss the possibility of observing quiet Sun X-rays due to solar axions and use the RHESSI quiet Sun limits to estimate the axion-to-photon coupling constant for two different axion emission scenarios.

Iain G. Hannah; G. J Hurford; H. S. Hudson; R. P. Lin; K. van Bibber

2007-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The INTEGRAL/SPI 511 keV Signal from Hidden Valleys  

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We examine under what circumstances the INTEGRAL/SPI 511 keV signal can originate from decays of MeV-scale composite states produced by: (A) thermonuclear (type Ia) or (B) core collapse supernovae (SNe). The requisite dynamical properties that would account for the observed data are quite distinct, for cases (A) and (B). We determine these requirements in simple hidden valley models, where the escape fraction problem is naturally addressed, due to the long lifetime of the new composite states. A novel feature of scenario (A) is that the dynamics of type Ia SNe, standard candles for cosmological measurements, might be affected by our mechanism. In case (A), the mass of the state mediating between the hidden sector and the SM e{sup +}e{sup -} could be a few hundred GeV and within the reach of a 500GeV e{sup +}e{sup -} linear collider. We also note that kinetic mixing of the photon with a light vector state may provide an interesting alternate mediation mechanism in this case. Scenarios based on case (B) are challenged by the need for a mechanism to transport some of the produced positrons toward the Galactic bulge, due to the inferred distribution of core collapse sources. The mass of the mediator in case (B) is typically hundreds of TeV, leading to long-lived particles that could, under certain circumstances, include a viable dark matter candidate. The appearance of long-lived particles in typical models leads to cosmological constraints and we address how a consistent cosmic history may be achieved.

Davoudiasl, H.; Perez, G.

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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1 1 Beamline 12.3.1 Print Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:33 Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000 Monochromator #2

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000 Monochromator #2 0.6% bandpass multilayers Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000 Monochromator #2 0.6% bandpass multilayers Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000 Monochromator #2 0.6% bandpass multilayers Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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12.3.1 Print 12.3.1 Print Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000 Monochromator #2 0.6% bandpass multilayers Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

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Double-Layer Silicon PIN Photodiode X-Ray Detector for a Future X-ray Timing Mission  

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A double-layer silicon detector consisting of two 500micron-thick silicon PIN photodiodes with independent readouts was mounted in a vacuum chamber and tested with X-ray sources. The detector is sensitive from 1-30 keV with an effective area of 6 mm^2. The detector performs best at -35 C with an energy resolution of 220 eV (FWHM, full width at half maximum) at 5.9 keV, and is able to operate at room temperature, +25 C, with moderate resolution around 760 eV (FWHM). The response of the top layer sensor is highly uniform across the sensitive area. This large-format silicon detector is appropriate for future X-ray timing missions.

Hua Feng; Philip Kaaret; Hans Andersson

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decimal System and Double Digits  

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Decimal System and Double Digits Decimal System and Double Digits Name: Ken Status: other Grade: other Country: Canada Date: April 2011 Question: If the origin of the decimal system reflects counting on ten fingers and if zero came into use after the decimal system had been established why did we not create a single symbol for our tenth digit rather than use the double digit 10? If T were to represent the tenth number this would have created a counting system where the number series 1,2...9,T is followed by the same series having a 1 to the left then followed by the same series having a 2 to the left, etc. The T would be the last number in a series of ten single digits rather than be the first number in a series of double digits. The symbol zero would be used only between negative one and positive one because it represents the existence of nothing and, therefore, would have no other function.

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Resolving the 1040 keV cosmic X-ray background with constellation-X  

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The energy density of the Cosmic X-ray background (XRB) peaks around 30 keV (see Figure 1) an energy not yet probed by focussing imaging instruments. The first hard X-ray telescope due to fly on a space mission will be that on board Constellation-X. The imaging capability besides providing an improvement of several orders of magnitude in sensitivity over current passively collimated detectors will permit for the first time to resolve a fraction of the XRB at this most crucial energy. Synthesis models of the XRB based on obscured AGN predict that at least 40% of the 1040 keV XRB will be resolved by Constellation-X.

Giorgio Matt; Fulvio Pompilio; Fabio La Franca

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First measurement of the 14N(p,gamma)15O cross section down to 70 keV  

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In stars with temperatures above 20*10^6 K, hydrogen burning is dominated by the CNO cycle. Its rate is determined by the slowest process, the 14N(p,gamma)15O reaction. Deep underground in Italy's Gran Sasso laboratory, at the LUNA 400 kV accelerator, the cross section of this reaction has been measured at energies much lower than ever achieved before. Using a windowless gas target and a 4pi BGO summing detector, direct cross section data has been obtained down to 70 keV, reaching a value of 0.24 picobarn. The Gamow peak has been covered by experimental data for several scenarios of stable and explosive hydrogen burning. In addition, the strength of the 259 keV resonance has been remeasured. The thermonuclear reaction rate has been calculated for temperatures 90 - 300 *10^6 K, for the first time with negligible impact from extrapolations.

A. Lemut; D. Bemmerer; F. Confortola; R. Bonetti; C. Broggini; P. Corvisiero; H. Costantini; J. Cruz; A. Formicola; Zs. Fulop; G. Gervino; A. Guglielmetti; C. Gustavino; Gy. Gyurky; G. Imbriani; A. P. Jesus; M. Junker; B. Limata; R. Menegazzo; P. Prati; V. Roca; D. Rogalla; C. Rolfs; M. Romano; C. Rossi Alvarez; F. Schumann; E. Somorjai; O. Straniero; F. Strieder; F. Terrasi; H. P. Trautvetter

2006-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Resolving the 10-40 keV Cosmic X-ray Background with Constellation-X  

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The energy density of the Cosmic X-ray background (XRB) peaks around 30 keV (see Figure 1), an energy not yet probed by focussing imaging instruments. The first hard X-ray telescope due to fly on a space mission will be that on board Constellation-X. The imaging capability, besides providing an improvement of several orders of magnitude in sensitivity over current passively collimated detectors, will permit for the first time to resolve a fraction of the XRB at this most crucial energy. Synthesis models of the XRB based on obscured AGN predict that at least 40% of the 10-40 keV XRB will be resolved by Constellation-X.

Giorgio Matt; Fulvio Pompilio; Fabio La Franca

2000-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Near-Intrinsic Energy Resolution for 30 to 662 keV Gamma Rays in a High Pressure Xenon Electroluminescent TPC  

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The search for neutrinoless double beta decay, Riv. NuovoSearch for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in Xe Xe with EXO-

Catal, J.M.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

New Observations of the Solar 0.5-5 keV Soft X-ray Spectrum  

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The solar corona is orders of magnitude hotter than the underlying photosphere, but how the corona attains such high temperatures is still not understood. Soft X-ray (SXR) emission provides important diagnostics for thermal processes in the high-temperature corona, and is also an important driver of ionospheric dynamics at Earth. There is a crucial observational gap between ~0.2 and ~4 keV, outside the ranges of existing spectrometers. We present observations from a new SXR spectrometer, the Amptek X123-SDD, which measured the spatially-integrated solar spectral irradiance from ~0.5 to ~5 keV, with ~0.15 keV FWHM resolution, during sounding rocket flights on 2012 June 23 and 2013 October 21. These measurements show that the highly variable SXR emission is orders of magnitude greater than that during the deep minimum of 2009, even with only weak activity. The observed spectra show significant high-temperature (5-10 MK) emission and are well fit by simple power-law temperature distributions with indices of ~6, ...

Caspi, Amir; Warren, Harry P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GALAXY CLUSTERS IN THE SWIFT/BAT ERA. II. 10 MORE CLUSTERS DETECTED ABOVE 15 keV  

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We report on the discovery of 10 additional galaxy clusters detected in the ongoing Swift/Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) all-sky survey. Among the newly BAT-discovered clusters there are Bullet, A85, Norma, and PKS 0745-19. Norma is the only cluster, among those presented here, which is resolved by BAT. For all the clusters, we perform a detailed spectral analysis using XMM-Newton and Swift/BAT data to investigate the presence of a hard (non-thermal) X-ray excess. We find that in most cases the clusters' emission in the 0.3-200 keV band can be explained by a multi-temperature thermal model confirming our previous results. For two clusters (Bullet and A3667), we find evidence for the presence of a hard X-ray excess. In the case of the Bullet cluster, our analysis confirms the presence of a non-thermal, power-law-like, component with a 20-100 keV flux of 3.4 x 10{sup -12} erg cm{sup -2} s{sup -1} as detected in previous studies. For A3667, the excess emission can be successfully modeled as a hot component (kT {approx} 13 keV). We thus conclude that the hard X-ray emission from galaxy clusters (except the Bullet) has most likely a thermal origin.

Ajello, M.; Reimer, O. [SLAC National Laboratory and Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (United States); Rebusco, P. [Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Cappelluti, N.; Boehringer, H. [Max Planck Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik, P.O. Box 1603, 85740, Garching (Germany); La Parola, V.; Cusumano, G., E-mail: majello@slac.stanford.ed [INAF, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Palermo, via U. La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo (Italy)

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Charge-Exchange Collisions Between Hydrogen Ions and Cesium Vapor in the Energy Range 0.5-20 keV  

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Charge-exchange collisions have been studied when H+ ions and ground state H0 atoms are incident on Cs vapor. Measurements of the positive, neutral, and negative beam components after passage through the target were made as a function of the Cs target thickness at several energies between 0.5 and 20 keV. All three beam components were found to approach charge equilibrium monotonically. The maximum H- equilibrium yield is (21 4)%, which occurs at an H+ energy of 0.75 keV. The H- yield decreases with increasing energy, and is 0.4% at 20 keV. At energies below 4 keV the H+ equilibrium yield is very small compared with the yield of H0 and H-. For energies greater than 10 kev the H- equilibrium yield is very small compared with the yield of H0 and H+. The cross sections ?+0, ?+-, ?0+, and ?0- were measured. The subscripts + and - refer to the H+ and H- ions, 0 as an initial subscript refers to a ground-state H0 atom, and 0 as a final subscript refers to an H0 atom in the particular states produced. The cross section ?+0 decreases with increasing energy, and ranges from (9.4 2.0) 10-15 cm2 at 1 keV to (7.5 1.1) 10-16 cm2 at 15 keV. The cross section ?+- decreases with increasing energy in the range 2-15 keV, and has the value (2.1 0.6) 10-17 cm2 at 5 keV. The cross section ?0+ increases with increasing energy, having the value (1.2 0.2) 10-17 cm2 at 2 keV, and (1.74 0.26) 10-16 cm2 at 15 keV. The cross section ?0- decreases with increasing energy, having the value (1.5 0.3) 10-16 cm2 at 2 keV and (1.4 0.2) 10-17 cm2 at 15 keV.

A. S. Schlachter; P. J. Bjorkholm; D. H. Loyd; L. W. Anderson; W. Haeberli

1969-01-05T23:59:59.000Z

128

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

129

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. Odonnell; Utpal Sarkar

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Study of 18 keV K-? x-ray emission from high intensity femtosecond laser produced plasma  

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We report an experimental study on the optimization of a laser plasma based x-ray source of ultra-short duration K-? line radiation. The interaction of pulses from a CPA based Ti:sapphire laser (10 TW, 45 fs, 10 Hz) system with magnesium, titanium, iron and copper solid target generates bright 1-8 keV K-? x-ray radiation. The x-ray yield was optimized with the laser pulse duration (at fixed fluence) which is varied in the range of 45 fs to 1.4 ps. It showed a maximum at laser pulse duration of ?740 fs, 420 fs, 350 and 250 fs for Mg (1.3 keV), Ti (4.5 keV), Fe (6.4 keV) and Cu (8.05 keV) respectively. The x-ray yield is observed to be independent of the sign of the chirp. The scaling of the K-? yield (I{sub x} ? I{sub L}{sup ?}) for 45 fs and optimized pulse duration were measured for laser intensities in the region of 3 10{sup 14} 8 10{sup 17}. The x-ray yield shows a much faster scaling exponent ? = 1.5, 2.1, 2.4 and 2.6 for Mg, Ti, Fe and Cu respectively at optimized pulse duration compared to scaling exponent of 0.65, 1.3, 1.5, and 1.7 obtained for 45 fs duration laser pulses. The laser to x-ray energy conversion efficiencies obtained for different target materials are ?{sub Mg} = 1.2 10{sup ?5}, ?{sub Ti} = 3.1 10{sup ?5}, ?{sub Fe} = 2.7 10{sup ?5}, ?{sub Cu} = 1.9 10{sup ?5}. The results have been explained from the efficient generation of optimal energy hot electrons at longer laser pulse duration. The faster scaling observed at optimal pulse duration indicates that the x-ray source is generated at the target surface and saturation of x-ray emission would appear at larger laser fluence. An example of utilization of the source for measurement of shock-wave profiles in a silicon crystal by time resolved x-ray diffraction is also presented.

Arora, V., E-mail: arora@rrcat.gov.in; Naik, P. A.; Chakera, J. A.; Bagchi, S.; Tayyab, M.; Gupta, P. D. [Laser Plasma Division, Raja Rammana Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India)] [Laser Plasma Division, Raja Rammana Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore 452 013 (India)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

131

Doubling of atmospheric methane supported  

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Atmospheric methane over the past 27,000 years was measured by analyzing air trapped in glacial ice in Greenland and Antarctica. Atmospheric concentrations were stable over that period until about 200 years b.p. In the last 200 years they have more than doubled. This change in concentration is correlated with the increase in human population; the implications for climate modification are discussed. 1 figure, 3 references.

Kerr, R.A.

1984-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Curium-245 and curium-247 neutron cross sections between 10 keV and 10 MeV  

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The optical model code 2PLUS and the statistical model codes COMNUC and CASCADE were used to compute neutron cross sections for Cm-245 and Cm-247 between 10 keV and 10 MeV. Cross sections for elastic and inelastic scattering, radiative capture, fission, and the (n,2n) reactions were computed. The parameters for the fission model were selected to yield agreement with the cross sections from the Physics-8 bomb shot. Pu-239 cross sections were calculated and compared with existing cross section evaluations to demonstrate the validity of the calculational methods.

Clifford, L.R.; McCrosson, F.J.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Photon production from collisions of 100350-keV positive ions with CO, CF4, and CH4  

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Various photon emissions from collisions of H+, H2+, and He+ in the 100350-keV energy range with targets of CO, CF4, and CH4 were studied. The wavelength range of the investigation ran from 2000 to 7000 . Photon-emission cross sections were measured for all significant features. The cross-section data were compared to the Bethe-Born theory through the use of Fano plots. The results show that the theory could be applicable in the case of the CO target, but is probably not applicable to the tetrahedral molecular targets as the emissions are from dissociated atoms.

Eric J. Freeman; Elisabeth L. Bryan; Michael N. Monce

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of Microchannel Plate Sensitivity to <20 keV X-rays as a Function of Energy and Incident Angle  

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We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of microchannel plate (MCP) response to x-rays in the 250 eV to 20 keV energy range as a function of both x-ray energy and impact angle. The model is based on the model presented in Rochau et al. (2006). However, while the Rochau et al. (2006) model was two-dimensional, and their results only went to 5 keV, our results have been expanded to 20 keV, and our model has been incorporated into a three-dimensional Monte Carlo MCP model that we have developed over the past several years (Kruschwitz et al. 2011). X-ray penetration through multiple MCP pore walls is increasingly important above 5 keV. The effect of x-ray penetration through multiple pores on MCP performance was studied and is presented.

Kruschwitz, Craig [NSTec; Wu, M. [SNL; Rochau, G. A. [SNL

2013-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

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IonCCD for direct position-sensitive charged-particle detection: from electrons and keV ions to hyperthermal biomolecular ions  

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A novel charged-particle sensitive, pixel based detector array is described and its usage is demonstrated for a variety of applications, from detection of elemental particles (electrons) to hyper-thermal large biomolecular positive and negative ions including keV light atomic and molecular ions. The array detector is a modified light-sensitive charged coupled device (CCD). The IonCCDTM was engineered for direct charged particle detection by replacing the semi-conductor part of the CCD pixel by a conductor1. In contrast with the CCD, where the semi-conductive pixel is responsible for electron-hole pair formation upon photon bombardment, the IonCCD uses a capacitor coupled to the conductive electrode for direct charge integration. The detector can be operated from atmospheric pressure to high vacuum since no high voltages are needed. The IonCCD, presented in this work is an array of 2126 active pixels with 21 um pixel width and 3 um pixel gap. The detection area is 1.5x51mm2 where 1.5 mm and 51 mm are pixel and detector array length, respectively. The result is a one-dimensional position-sensitive detector with 24 um spatial resolution and 88 % pixel area ratio (PAR). In this work we demonstrate the capabilities and the performance of the detector. For the first time we show the direct detection of 250 eV electrons providing linearity response and detection efficiency of the IonCCD as function of electron beam current. Using positive ions from and electron impact source (E-I), we demonstrate that the detection efficiency of the IonCCD is virtually independent of particle energy [250 eV, 1250 eV], particle impact angle [45o, 90o] and particle flux. By combining the IonCCD with a double focusing sector field of Mattauch-Herzog geometry (M-H), we demonstrate fast acquisition of mass spectra in direct air sniffing mode. A first step towards fast in vivo breath analysis is presented. Detection of hyper-thermal biomolecular ions produced using an electrospray ionization source (ESI) is presented. The IonCCD was used as beam profiler to characterize the beam shape and intensity of 15 eV protonated and deprotonated biomolecular ions at the exit of an RF only collisional quadrupole. We present simultaneous detection of 140 eV doubly protonated biomolecular ions when the IonCCD is combined with the M-H analyzer. The latter, demonstrates the possibility of simultaneous separation and micro-array deposition of biological material using a miniature sector field.

Hadjar, Omar; Johnson, Grant E.; Laskin, Julia; Kibelka, Gottfried; Shill, Scott M.; Kuhn, Ken; Cameron, Chad; Kassan, Scott

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Chain-oxygen ordering in twin-free YBa2Cu3O7-single crystals driven by 20-keV electron irradiation  

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Chain-oxygen ordering in twin-free YBa2Cu3O7- single crystals driven by 20-keV electron irradiation 2005 We have examined the effects of 20-keV electron irradiation on the -Cu 1 -O 1 - n chain-oxygen arrange- ments in oxygen-deficient but otherwise twin-free YBa2Cu3O7- single crystals. Comparison

Johansen, Tom Henning

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Measurement of the neutron capture cross section of the s-only isotope 204Pb from 1 eV to 440 keV  

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The neutron capture cross section of 204Pb has been measured at the CERN n_TOF installation with high resolution in the energy range from 1 eV to 440 keV. An R-matrix analysis of the resolved resonance region, between 1 eV and 100 keV, was carried out using the SAMMY code. In the interval between 100 keV and 440 keV we report the average capture cross section. The background in the entire neutron energy range could be reliably determined from the measurement of a 208Pb sample. Other systematic effects in this measurement could be investigated and precisely corrected by means of detailed Monte Carlo simulations. We obtain a Maxwellian average capture cross section for 204Pb at kT=30 keV of 79(3) mb, in agreement with previous experiments. However our cross section at kT=5 keV is about 35% larger than the values reported so far. The implications of the new cross section for the s-process abundance contributions in the Pb/Bi region are discussed.

C. Domingo-Pardo

2006-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Low-energy x-ray dosimetry studies (7 to 17.5 keV) with synchroton radiation  

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Unique properties of synchrotron radiation (SR), such as its high intensity, brightness, polarization, and broad spectral distribution (extending from x-ray to infra-red wavelengths) make it an attractive light source for numerous experiments. As SR facilities are rapidly being built all over the world, they introduce the need for low-energy x-ray dosemeters because of the potential radiation exposure to experimenters. However, they also provide a unique opportunity for low-energy x-ray dosimetry studies because of the availability of monochromatic x-ray beams. Results of such studies performed at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory are described. Lithium fluoride TLDs (TLD-100) of varying thicknesses (0.015 to 0.08 cm) were exposed free in air to monochromatic x-rays (7 to 17.5 keV). These exposures were monitored with ionization chambers. The response (nC/Gy) was found to increase with increasing TLD thickness and with increasing beam energy. A steeper increase in response with increasing energy was observed with the thicker TLDs. The responses at 7 and 17.5 keV were within a factor of 2.3 and 5.2 for the 0.015 and 0.08 cm-thick TLDs, respectively. The effects of narrow (beam size smaller than the dosemeter) and broad (beam size larger than the dosemeter) beams on the response of the TLDs are also reported.

Ipe, N.E.; Bellamy, H.; Flood, J.R. [and others

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid argon at 80 and 233 keV  

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The energy calibration of nuclear recoil detectors is of primary importance to rare-event experiments such as those of direct dark matter search and coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering. In particular, such a calibration is performed by measuring the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid Ar and Xe detection media, using neutron elastic scattering off nuclei. In the present work, the ionization yield for nuclear recoils in liquid Ar has for the first time been measured in the higher energy range, at 80 and 233 keV, using a two-phase Cryogenic Avalanche Detector (CRAD) and DD neutron generator. The ionization yield in liquid Ar at an electric field of 2.3 kV/cm amounted to 7.8+/-1.1 and 9.7+/-1.3 e-/keV at 80 and 233 keV respectively. The Jaffe model for nuclear recoil-induced ionization, in contrast to that Thomas-Imel, can probably consistently describe the energy dependence of the ionization yield.

A. Bondar; A. Buzulutskov; A. Dolgov; E. Grishnyaev; S. Polosatkin; L. Shekhtman; E. Shemyakina; A. Sokolov

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Revisiting the relationship between 6 {\\mu}m and 2-10 keV continuum luminosities of AGN  

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We have determined the relation between the AGN luminosities at rest-frame 6 {\\mu}m associated to the dusty torus emission and at 2-10 keV energies using a complete, X-ray flux limited sample of 232 AGN drawn from the Bright Ultra-hard XMM-Newton Survey. The objects have X-ray luminosities corrected for intrinsic absorption between 10^42 and 10^46 erg/s and redshifts from 0.05 to 2.8. The rest-frame 6 {\\mu}m luminosities were computed using data from the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer and are based on a spectral energy distribution decomposition into AGN and galaxy emission. The best-fit relationship for the full sample is consistent with being linear, L_6 {\\mu}m $\\propto$ L_2-10 keV^0.99$\\pm$0.032, but has significant intrinsic scatter, ~0.35 dex in log L_6 {\\mu}m. Assuming a constant X-ray bolometric correction, the fraction of AGN bolometric luminosity reprocessed in the mid-IR decreases weakly, if at all, with the AGN luminosity, a finding at odds with simple receding torus models. Type 2 AGN have re...

Mateos, S; Alonso-Herrero, A; Rovilos, E; Hernn-Caballero, A; Barcons, X; Blain, A; Caccianiga, A; Della Ceca, R; Severgnini, P

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reversed Doppler effect in double negative metamaterials  

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Doppler shifts in double negative metamaterials have never been observed. This Rapid Communication presents experimental results on Doppler effect in a double negative acoustic metamaterial. We observed that frequency was downshifted when the source was approaching and upshifted when receding. Notably, while in ordinary media wavelengths corresponding to downshifted frequencies are longer, we demonstrate that in double negative metamaterials wavelengths increase as the frequencies increase. Consequently even though the frequencies were downshifted in front of the moving source, the wavelengths became shorter.

Sam Hyeon Lee; Choon Mahn Park; Yong Mun Seo; Chul Koo Kim

2010-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Double perovskite catalysts for oxidative coupling  

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Alkali metal doped double perovskites containing manganese and at least one of cobalt, iron and nickel are useful in the oxidative coupling of alkane to higher hydrocarbons.

Campbell, K.D.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Review of double beta decay experiments  

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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

144

Review of double beta decay experiments  

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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

145

The Hunt for neutrinoless double beta decay with the NEXT experiment  

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The NEXT-100 detector will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe using an electroluminescent high-pressure xenon gas TPC filled with 100 kg of enriched Xe. An observation of this hypothetical process would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. A scaled-down prototype, NEXT-DEMO, has been built to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. NEXT-DEMO includes an energy plane made of PMTs and a tracking plane made of SiPMs. X-ray energy depositions, produced by the de-excitation of xenon atoms after their interaction with gamma rays, have been used to characterize the detector response. With this method, the released energy by gammas coming from $^{22}$Na source has been corrected, achieving an energy resolution of 5.691% FWHM and 1.62% FWHM at the 29.7 keV and 511 keV peaks respectively, which extrapolate to 0.62% FWHM and 0.73% FWHM at Q$_{\\beta \\beta}$ value of Xenon.

D. Lorca; for the NEXT Collaboration

2014-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hunt for neutrinoless double beta decay with the NEXT experiment  

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The NEXT-100 detector will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe using an electroluminescent high-pressure xenon gas TPC filled with 100 kg of enriched Xe. An observation of this hypothetical process would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. A scaled-down prototype, NEXT-DEMO, has been built to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. NEXT-DEMO includes an energy plane made of PMTs and a tracking plane made of SiPMs. X-ray energy depositions, produced by the de-excitation of xenon atoms after their interaction with gamma rays, have been used to characterize the detector response. With this method, the released energy by gammas coming from $^{22}$Na source has been corrected, achieving an energy resolution of 5.691% FWHM and 1.62% FWHM at the 29.7 keV and 511 keV peaks respectively, which extrapolate to 0.62% FWHM and 0.73% FWHM at Q$_{\\beta \\beta}$ value of Xenon.

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2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

X-ray Microscopy and Imaging: 2-BM  

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BM BM Introduction The 2-BM beamline offers measurement capabilities for x-ray microtomography, x-ray topography and x-ray microdiffraction. X-ray microtomography and x-ray diffraction instruments are installed on separate optical tables for independent operation with fast switch over time. Optically-coupled high-resolution CCD system is used for microtomography and topography with up to 1 micron spatial resolution. X-ray microdiffraction setup consists of KB microfocussing mirrors (~3 micron minimum spot), four-circle Huber diffractometer, high-precision translation sample stage, two orthogonally-mounted video cameras for viewing sample, fluorescence detector (Si-drift diode) and diffraction detector (a scintillation detector or a CCD). Three different levels of monochromaticity are available. Conventional monochromatic x-rays from a double-bounced Si (111) crystal monochromator (DCM, D E/E=1E-4), wide band-pass monochromatic x-rays from a double multilayer monochromator (DMM, D E/E=1~4E-2) and pink beam. The available x-ray range is from 5 keV to 30 keV. The lower limit is due to the x-ray windows and the upper limit is due to the critical angle of the x-ray mirror. Two different coatings (Cr and Pt) for the x-ray mirror allow either 20 keV or 30 keV energy cutoff.

148

Comparing Double String Theory Actions  

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Aimed to a deeper comprehension of a manifestly T-dual invariant formulation of string theory, in this paper a detailed comparison between the non-covariant action proposed by Tseytlin and the covariant one proposed by Hull is done. These are obtained by making both the string coordinates and their duals explicitly appear, on the same foot, in the world-sheet action, so "doubling" the string coordinates along the compact dimensions. After a discussion of the nature of the constraints in both the models and the relative quantization, it results that the string coordinates and their duals behave like "non-commuting" phase space type coordinates but their expressions in terms of Fourier modes generate the oscillator algebra of the standard bosonic string formulation. A proof of the equivalence of the two formulations is given. Furthermore, open-string solutions are also discussed.

Luca De Angelis; S. J. Gabriele Gionti; Raffaele Marotta; Franco Pezzella

2013-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Differential cross sections for single ionization of H{sub 2} by 75-keV proton impact  

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We have calculated triply differential cross sections (TDCS) and doubly differential cross sections (DDCS) for single ionization of H{sub 2} by 75-keV proton impact using the molecular three-body distorted-wave-eikonal initial-state (M3DW-EIS) approach. Previously published measured DDCS (differential in the projectile scattering angle and integrated over the ejected electron angles) found pronounced structures at relatively large angles that were interpreted as an interference resulting from the two-centered potential of the molecule. Theory treating H{sub 2} as atomic H multiplied by a molecular interference factor only predicts the observed structure when assumptions are made about the molecular orientation. Here we apply the M3DW-EIS method, which does not rely on such an ad hoc approach, but rather treats the interference from first principles.

Chowdhury, U.; Schulz, M.; Madison, D. H. [Missouri University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Research, Rolla, Missouri 65401 (United States)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

150

Effect of Degree of Orientation and Crystal Size on the Scattering of 20-kev Electrons by Aluminum  

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The energy distribution of 20-kev electrons scattered by aluminum has been measured as a function of degree of crystalline orientation and foil thickness. For equal physical thickness the foils with higher degree of orientation are electron-optically thinner. Over a range of thickness from 35 to 500 A, the values of the first two characteristic losses are 6.30.1 ev and 15.00.1 ev. They exhibit no systematic change with thickness greater than the experimental uncertainty. The intensity ratio between the two losses is essentially constant within this range. It is concluded that the low-lying (6.3 ev) loss is not due to the depolarization effect of grain boundaries.

L. Marton; J. Arol Simpson; J. A. Suddeth; M. D. Wagner; Hiroshi Watanabe

1958-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristic x-ray production by argon projectiles moving in graphite targets between 30 and 200 keV  

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Thick-target yields and x-ray spectra have been measured for argon ions impinging on graphite targets at energies between 30 and 200 keV. The thick-target yields of carbon K-shell and argon L-shell x rays are analyzed on the basis of a simple model involving multiple collisions and molecular-orbital promotions. The analysis results in average argon L-shell fluorescence yields and total decay rates for argon ions traversing the solid. These values are found to be substantially lower than those appropriate to argon ions traversing a gas target. An explanation for the differences is proposed, and found to be corroborated by analysis of the observed x-ray spectra. An approximate determination of the argon M-shell vacancy distribution is obtained and compared with beam-foil charge equilibrium measurements.

R. J. Fortner and J. D. Garcia

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 14C(n,g) cross section between 10 keV and 1 MeV  

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The neutron capture cross section of 14C is of relevance for several nucleosynthesis scenarios such as inhomogeneous Big Bang models, neutron induced CNO cycles, and neutrino driven wind models for the r process. The 14C(n,g) reaction is also important for the validation of the Coulomb dissociation method, where the (n,g) cross section can be indirectly obtained via the time-reversed process. So far, the example of 14C is the only case with neutrons where both, direct measurement and indirect Coulomb dissociation, have been applied. Unfortunately, the interpretation is obscured by discrepancies between several experiments and theory. Therefore, we report on new direct measurements of the 14C(n,g) reaction with neutron energies ranging from 20 to 800 keV.

R. Reifarth; M. Heil; C. Forssen; U. Besserer; A. Couture; S. Dababneh; L. Doerr; J. Goerres; R. C. Haight; F. Kaeppeler; A. Mengoni; S. O'Brien; N. Patronis; R. Plag; R. S. Rundberg; M. Wiescher; J. B. Wilhelmy

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Filament with a Strong 6.7 keV Line in the Galactic Center Region  

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An elongated X-ray source with a strong K-shell line from He-like iron (Fe XXVI) is found at (RA, Dec)_{J2000.0}=(17h44m00s.0, -29D13'40''.9) in the Galactic center region. The position coincides with the X-ray thread, G359.55+0.16, which is aligned with the radio non-thermal filament. The X-ray spectrum is well fitted with an absorbed thin thermal plasma (apec) model. The best-fit temperature, metal abundance, and column density are 4.1^{+2.7}_{-1.8} keV, 0.58^{+0.41}_{-0.32} solar, and 6.1^{+2.5}_{-1.3}x10^{22} cm^{-2}, respectively. These values are similar to those of the largely extended Galactic center X-ray emission.

Yamauchi, Shigeo; Nakashima, Shinya; Nobukawa, Masayoshi; Tsuru, Takeshi Go; Koyama, Katsuji

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Absolute Calibration of Image Plate for electrons at energy between 100 keV and 4 MeV  

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The authors measured the absolute response of image plate (Fuji BAS SR2040) for electrons at energies between 100 keV to 4 MeV using an electron spectrometer. The electron source was produced from a short pulse laser irradiated on the solid density targets. This paper presents the calibration results of image plate Photon Stimulated Luminescence PSL per electrons at this energy range. The Monte Carlo radiation transport code MCNPX results are also presented for three representative incident angles onto the image plates and corresponding electron energies depositions at these angles. These provide a complete set of tools that allows extraction of the absolute calibration to other spectrometer setting at this electron energy range.

Chen, H; Back, N L; Eder, D C; Ping, Y; Song, P M; Throop, A

2007-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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$?_R$ dark matter-philic Higgs for 3.5 keV X-ray signal  

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We suggest a new model in which a dark matter-philic Higgs is included to discriminate the interaction between dark matter and other particles, to explain the recent observation of the $7~ {\\rm keV}$ X-ray line signal by XMM-Newton observatory. The smallness of the vacuum expectation value of dark matter-philic Higgs can achieve the small mixing angle of the dark matter right-handed neutrino with the ordinary one. We show the range of the symmetry breaking scales as well as the observed dark matter properties are satisfied. In our model, the value of the vacuum expectation value of dark matter-philic Higgs should be about $0.17~ {\\rm GeV}$.

Naoyuki Haba; Hiroyuki Ishida; Ryo Takahashi

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Double superexchange in quantum dot mesomaterials  

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as the critical obstacles to dramatic enhancements in the energy conversion efficiency of photovoltaic cells based.7­10 A low binding energy allows excitons to thermally dissociate and charge carriers hop from dot exhibits a double superexchange. In addition to enhancing carrier hopping rates, double superexchange plays

Wu, Zhigang

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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

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Accretion Properties of a Sample of Hard X-Ray (<60 keV) Selected Seyfert 1 Galaxies  

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We examine the accretion properties in a sample of 42 hard (3-60 keV) X-ray selected nearby broad-line active galactic nuclei (AGNs). The energy range in the sample is harder than that usually used in similar previous studies. These AGNs are mainly complied from the RXTE All Sky Survey, and complemented by the released INTEGRAL AGN catalog. The black hole masses, bolometric luminosities of AGN, and Eddington ratios are derived from their optical spectra in terms of the broad H? emission line. The tight correlation between the hard X-ray (3-20 keV) and bolometric/line luminosity is well identified in our sample. Also identified is a strong inverse Baldwin relationship of the H? emission line. In addition, all of these hard X-ray AGNs are biased toward luminous objects with a high Eddington ratio (mostly between 0.01 and 0.1) and a low column density (22 cm2), which is most likely due to the selection effect of the surveys. The hard X-ray luminosity is consequently found to be strongly correlated with the black hole mass. We believe the sample completeness will be improved in the next few years by the ongoing Swift and the International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory missions, and by the next advanced missions, such as NuSTAR, Simbol-X, and NeXT. Finally, the correlation between RFe (= optical Fe II/H?) and disk temperature as assessed by T ? (L/L Edd)M 1 BH leads us to suggest that the strength of the Fe II emission is mainly determined by the shape of the ionizing spectrum.

J. Wang; Y. F. Mao; J. Y. Wei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Multiple wavelength X-ray monochromators  

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An improved apparatus and method is provided for separating input x-ray radiation containing first and second x-ray wavelengths into spatially separate first and second output radiation which contain the first and second x-ray wavelengths, respectively. The apparatus includes a crystalline diffractor which includes a first set of parallel crystal planes, where each of the planes is spaced a predetermined first distance from one another. The crystalline diffractor also includes a second set of parallel crystal planes inclined at an angle with respect to the first set of crystal planes where each of the planes of the second set of parallel crystal planes is spaced a predetermined second distance from one another. In one embodiment, the crystalline diffractor is comprised of a single crystal. In a second embodiment, the crystalline diffractor is comprised of a stack of two crystals. In a third embodiment, the crystalline diffractor includes a single crystal that is bent for focusing the separate first and second output x-ray radiation wavelengths into separate focal points. 3 figs.

Steinmeyer, P.A.

1992-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-axis sagittal focusing monochromator  

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An x-ray focusing device and method for adjustably focusing x-rays in two orthogonal directions simultaneously. The device and method can be operated remotely using two pairs of orthogonal benders mounted on a rigid, open frame such that x-rays may pass through the opening in the frame. The added x-ray flux allows significantly higher brightness from the same x-ray source.

Haas, Edwin G; Stelmach, Christopher; Zhong, Zhong

2014-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR: Progress towards showing the feasibility of a tonne-scale 76Ge neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment  

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The MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR will search for the neutrinoless double-beta decay of the 76Ge isotope with a mixed array of enriched and natural germanium detectors. The observation of this rare decay would indicate the neutrino is its own anti-particle, demonstrate that lepton number is not conserved, and provide information on the absolute mass-scale of the neutrino. The DEMONSTRATOR is being assembled at the 4850 foot level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, South Dakota. The array will be contained in a low-background environment and surrounded by passive and active shielding. The goals for the DEMONSTRATOR are: demonstrating a background rate less than 3 t$^{-1}$ y$^{-1}$ in the 4 keV region of interest (ROI) surrounding the 2039 keV 76Ge endpoint energy; establishing the technology required to build a tonne-scale germanium based double-beta decay experiment; testing the recent claim of observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay [H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and I. V. Krivosheina, Mod. Phys. Lett. A21, 1547 (2006)]; and performing a direct search for light WIMPs (3-10 GeV).

P. Finnerty; E. Aguayo; M. Amman; F. T. Avignone. III; A. S. Barabash; P. J. Barton; J. R. Beene; F. E. Bertrand; M. Boswell; V. Brudanin; M. Busch; Y. -D. Chan; C. D. Christofferson; J. I. Collar; D. C. Combs; R. J. Cooper; J. A. Detwiler; P. J. Doe; Yu. Efremenko; V. Egorov; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; J. Esterline; J. E. Fast; N. Fields; F. M. Fraenkle; A. Galindo-Uribarri; V. M. Gehman; G. K. Giovanetti; M. P. Green; V. E. Guiseppe; K. Gusey; A. L. Hallin; R. Hazama; R. Henning; E. W. Hoppe; M. Horton; S. Howard; M. A. Howe; R. A. Johnson; K. J. Keeter; M. F. Kidd; A. Knecht; O. Kochetov; S. I. Konovalov; R. T. Kouzes; B. D. LaFerriere; J. Leon; L. E. Leviner; J. C. Loach; P. N. Luke; S. MacMullin; M. G. Marino; R. D. Martin; J. H. Merriman; M. L. Miller; L. Mizouni; M. Nomachi; J. L. Orrell; N. R. Overman; G. Perumpilly; D. G. Phillips. II; A. W. P. Poon; D. C. Radford; K. Rielage; R. G. H. Robertson; M. C. Ronquest; A. G. Schubert; T. Shima; M. Shirchenko; K. J. Snavely; D. Steele; J. Strain; V. Timkin; W. Tornow; R. L. Varner; K. Vetter; K. Vorren; J. F. Wilkerson; E. Yakushev; H. Yaver; A. R. Young; C-H. Yu. and. V. Yumatov.

2012-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Exploring the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in the Inverted Neutrino Hierarchy with Bolometric Detectors  

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keV] Light [keV] Energy [keV] / ndf p0 p1 4.518e-05 Light Detector Light Thermometer Energy release S1_LvsH S1_LvsH Po c) smeared ? source Energy [keV] Light [

Artusa, D. R.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Te-130  

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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

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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

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Structural design of double hull tankers  

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After a brief introduction of structural design procedure for double hull tankers, their design features are firstly highlighted comparing with conventional single hull tankers. Next discussed are recent topics of double hull VLCC (Very Large Crude oil Carrier) including higher tensile steel and strut arrangement in transverse ring frames. Finally ultimate longitudinal strength of hull girder is analyzed through a simplified method under both sagging and hogging conditions. Making use of this result, some considerations are made on structural reliability of double hull VLCC.

Niho, O.; Yanagibayashi, S.; Akashi, T. [Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

167

Smectic Order in Double-Twist Cylinders  

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I propose a double-twist texture with local smectic order, which may have been seen in recent experiments. As in the Renn-Lubensky TGB phase, the smectic order is broken only through a lattice of screw dislocations. A melted lattice of screw dislocations can produce a double-twist texture as can an unmelted lattice. In the latter case I show that geometry only allows for certain angles between smectic regions. I discuss the possibility of connecting these double-twist tubes together to form a smectic blue phase.

Randall D. Kamien

1996-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

168

BEAMLINE 9-3  

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9-3 9-3 CURRENT STATUS: Closed (Down-pending mirror repair) SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: X-ray absorption spectroscopy Single crystal x-ray absorption spectroscopy MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Structural Biology % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 16-pole, 2-Tesla wiggler, 2 mrad beam BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range resolution DE/E spot size (fwhm) flux* angular acceptance focused 5000-30000 eV 1 x 10-4 0.4 x 3 mm2 ~2 x 1012 2.0 mrad *ph/sec @100 mA / 9 keV w 1x4 mm aperture OPTICS: M0 mirror: Flat, bent, vertically collimating, 1 m, Si, Rh-coated, LN2-cooled monochromator M1 mirror: Bent, cylindrical, 1.2 m, Zerodur, Rh-coated MONOCHROMATOR: Si(220) phi=0°, Si(220) phi=90° double-crystal,

169

BEAMLINE 2-1  

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1 1 CURRENT STATUS: Open SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: Powder diffraction Thin film diffraction MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Materials / Environmental % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 1.3 Tesla Bend Magnet BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range resolution DE/E spot size flux angular acceptance focused 4000-14500 eV ~5 x 10-4 .20 x 0.45 mm 1.5 mrad OPTICS: Bent cylinder, single-crystal Si, Rh-coated mirror Radii: 2900 m (adjustable) x 52 mm Mean angle of incidence: 4.2 milliradians Cut off energy: 14.5 keV, Magnification: 1.1 MONOCHROMATOR: Si(111), Si(220) Si(400), upward reflecting, double-crystal Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library Crystal changes need to be scheduled and coordinated in advance with BL

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BEAMLINE 7-2  

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7-2 7-2 CURRENT STATUS: Open SUPPORTED TECHNIQUES: X-ray scattering X-ray diffraction MAIN SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES: Materials / Environmental % TIME GENERAL USE: 100% SCHEDULING: Proposal Submittal and Scheduling Procedures Current SPEAR and Beam Line Schedules SOURCE: 20-pole, 2-Tesla Wiggler ID End Station BEAM LINE SPECIFICATIONS: energy range resolution DE/E spot size flux angular acceptance focused 4600 - 16500 eV 0.12 x 0.50 mm 0.4 mrad OPTICS: Bent cylinder, single crystal Si, Rh-coated M0 mirror Radii: 2945 m (adjustable) x 56.1 mm Mean angle of incidence: 3.81 mrad Cut off energy: 17.7 keV Magnification: 1.0 MONOCHROMATOR: LN2-cooled, sagitally focusing, double crystal Si(111) Upward reflecting Monochromator Crystal Glitch Library Crystal changes need to be scheduled and coordinated in advance with BL

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Photo double ionization of ethylene and acetylene near threshold  

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Photo double ionization of ethylene and acetylene nearcomplete measurements of the photo double ionization ofkinetic energy of the photo electrons and the nuclear

Gaire, B.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National CHP Roadmap: Doubling Combined Heat and Power Capacity...  

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National CHP Roadmap: Doubling Combined Heat and Power Capacity in the United States by 2010, March 2001 National CHP Roadmap: Doubling Combined Heat and Power Capacity in the...

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Photo double ionization of ethylene and acetylene near threshold  

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double ionization of ethylene and acetylene near thresholdphoto double ionization of ethylene (dou- ble CC bond) andsimilar yields of metastable ethylene dications produced by

Gaire, B.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamics Study of the Electrical Double Layer at Silver...  

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Electrical Double Layer at Silver Chloride Electrolyte Interfaces. Molecular Dynamics Study of the Electrical Double Layer at Silver Chloride Electrolyte Interfaces. Abstract:...

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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...

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Auger-electron and x-ray production in 50- to 2000-keV Ne+Ne collisions  

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The production of vacancies in the inner and outer shells of the target and projectile have been studied in Nei+ + Ne collisions in the incident energy range of 45 keV to 2.2 MeV through the observation of K x rays and Auger electrons. Data are given for incident charge states i=0,1,and2. Parameters necessary for the analysis of collision kinematics were extracted from previous data and used to investigate these effects on the observed Auger spectra. The kinematic line broadening in the Ne collisions is shown to obscure the peak structure characteristic of the multiple ionization states. The centroid energies and average energy widths of the Auger groups, together with absolute intensities, are reported as a function of the Nei+ energy and electron emission angle for both target and projectile. After kinematic corrections, it is found that target and projectile Auger-electron emission are isotropic to within 10% and that the K vacancy created is equally shared between the target and projectile. The average number nA of electrons removed from the L shell simultaneous with the K vacancy production is estimated from the centroid Auger-electron energies and compared with previously measured data. It is found that nA increases with the Ne+ energy from ?2.5-3.6 over the energy range studied. Absolute cross sections for x-ray and Auger-electron production are reported with an accuracy of about 15%, and mean fluorescence yields are determined from these cross-section data. The fluorescence yield increases with incident Ne+-ion energy, and is consistent with the observed degree of L-shell ionization. Total K-vacancy production cross sections agree well with available calculations below 200 keV, but the theoretical results underestimate the cross sections at higher energies. This reflects a breakdown of the two-state approximation made in the calculation. Information regarding the coupling of outer-shell molecular orbitals in the entrance channel is extracted from the comparison of the measured data and previous calculations.

N. Stolterfoht, D. Schneider, D. Burch, B. Aagaard, E. Bving, and B. Fastrup

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Double-Disk Dark Matter  

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Abstract Based on observational tests of large scale structure and constraints on halo structure, dark matter is generally taken to be cold and essentially collisionless. On the other hand, given the large number of particles and forces in the visible world, a more complex dark sector could be a reasonable or even likely possibility. This hypothesis leads to testable consequences, perhaps portending the discovery of a rich hidden world neighboring our own. We consider a scenario that readily satisfies current bounds that we call Partially Interacting Dark Matter (PIDM). This scenario contains self-interacting dark matter, but it is not the dominant component. Even if PIDM contains only a fraction of the net dark matter density, comparable to the baryonic fraction, the subdominant components interactions can lead to interesting and potentially observable consequences. Our primary focus will be the special case of Double-Disk Dark Matter (DDDM), in which self-interactions allow the dark matter to lose enough energy to lead to dynamics similar to those in the baryonic sector. We explore a simple model in which DDDM can cool efficiently and form a disk within galaxies, and we evaluate some of the possible observational signatures. The most prominent signal of such a scenario could be an enhanced indirect detection signature with a distinctive spatial distribution. Even though subdominant, the enhanced density at the center of the galaxy and possibly throughout the plane of the galaxy (depending on precise alignment) can lead to large boost factors, and could even explain a signature as large as the 130 GeV Fermi line. Such scenarios also predict additional dark radiation degrees of freedom that could soon be detectable and would influence the interpretation of future data, such as that from Planck and from the Gaia satellite. We consider this to be the first step toward exploring a rich array of new possibilities for dark matter dynamics.

JiJi Fan; Andrey Katz; Lisa Randall; Matthew Reece

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

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

179

Phenomenology of single and double diffraction dissociation  

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Predictions of the gap-probability renormalization model for single and double diffraction dissociation cross sections in proton-proton collisions at the LHC are presented and compared with recent CMS measurements.

Konstantin Goulianos

2013-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

180

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.

Gmez-Cadenas, J J

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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. Gmez-Cadenas; Justo Martn-Albo

2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

182

Double Pomeron Physics at the LHC  

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I discuss central exclusive production, otherwise known as Double Pomeron Exchange, DPE, from the ISR through the Tevatron to the LHC. There I emphasize the interest of exclusive Higgs and WW/ZZ production.

Michael G. Albrow

2005-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

183

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

184

Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator  

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A wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator (OPO) comprising a type II nonlinear optical medium for generating a pair of degenerate waves at twice a pump wavelength and a plurality of mirrors for rotating the polarization of one wave by 90 degrees to produce a wavelength-doubled beam with an increased output energy by coupling both of the degenerate waves out of the OPO cavity through the same output coupler following polarization rotation of one of the degenerate waves.

Armstrong, Darrell J. (Albuquerque, NM); Smith, Arlee V. (Albuquerque, NM)

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Double shell tank waste analysis plan  

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Waste analysis plan for the double shell tanks. SD-WM-EV-053 is Superseding SD-WM-EV-057.This document provides the plan for obtaining information needed for the safe waste handling and storage of waste in the Double Shell Tank Systems. In Particular it addresses analysis necessary to manage waste according to Washington Administrative Code 173-303 and Title 40, parts 264 and 265 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Mulkey, C.H.; Jones, J.M.

1994-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

186

Capture of a neutron to excited states of a {sup 9}Be nucleus taking into account resonance at 622 keV  

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Radiative capture of a neutron to the ground and excited states of the 9Be nucleus is considered using the potential cluster model with forbidden states and with classification of cluster states by the Young schemes taking into account resonance at 622 keV for thermal and astrophysical energies.

Dubovichenko, S. B., E-mail: dubovichenko@gmail.com [National Space Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute, National Space Research and Technologies Center (Kazakhstan)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

187

Scattering of 64 eV to 3 keV Neutrons from Polyethylene and Graphite and the Coherence Length Problem  

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Scattering of 64 eV to 3 keV Neutrons from Polyethylene and Graphite and the Coherence Length 12180, USA (Received 31 August 2005; published 8 February 2006) We measured the neutron scattering by the neutron coherence length. The scattered intensity ratios were found to conform to conventional

Danon, Yaron

188

Where do the 3.5 keV photons come from? A morphological study of the Galactic Center and of Perseus  

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We test the origin of the 3.5 keV line photons by analyzing the morphology of the emission at that energy from the Galactic Center and from the Perseus cluster of galaxies. We employ a variety of different templates to model the continuum emission and analyze the resulting radial and azimuthal distribution of the residual emission. We then perform a pixel-by-pixel binned likelihood analysis including line emission templates and dark matter templates and assess the correlation of the 3.5 keV emission with these templates. We conclude that the radial and azimuthal distribution of the residual emission is incompatible with a dark matter origin for both the Galactic center and Perseus; the Galactic center 3.5 keV line photons trace the morphology of lines at comparable energy, while the Perseus 3.5 keV photons are highly correlated with the cluster's cool core, and exhibit a morphology incompatible with either dark matter decay or with axion-like particle conversions in the cluster's magnetic fields. The template...

Carlson, Eric; Profumo, Stefano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Energy and fluence calibration of the neutron spectrometer ROSPEC at the IRSN AMANDE facility between 70 keV and 4.5 MeV  

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......spectrometer in the energy range 144 keV to 14.8 MeV with ISO energies. Radiat. Prot...eds. (1987) II. New York: Academic Press...Bolognese-Milstajn T. AMANDE: a new facility for monoenergetic...United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. AWRE......

M. Benmosbah; B. Asselineau

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Finite-Hilbert-basis-set calculations for the angular distribution of ionized electrons produced in p+H impact at 20 keV  

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We present a different method of extracting the angular distribution of ejected electrons in an ion-atom collision from a two-centered finite Hilbert basis-set calculation. We obtain good agreement with experiment for a p+H collision at 20 keV if we...

Reading, John F.; Fu, J.; Fitzpatrick, M. J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bethe binary-encounter peaks in the double-differential cross sections for high-energy electron-impact ionization of H{sub 2} and He  

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We study the Bethe binary-encounter (BE) region in the ejected-electron double-differential emission spectrum of H{sub 2} and He targets in collisions with 8-keV electrons. We compare the absolute cross sections for these isoelectronic systems at high emission energies. The experimental data are analyzed in terms of a state-of-the-art theoretical model based on a two-effective-center approximation. In the case of the H{sub 2} molecule the binary peak in the double-differential cross sections (DDCS) is enhanced due to the two-center Young-type interference. The observed undulation in the DDCS ratio is explained in terms of the combined contributions of the Compton profile mismatch and the interference effect. The influence of the interference effect is thus observed for higher-energy electrons compared to most of the earlier studies which focused on low-energy electrons produced in soft collisions.

Chatterjee, S.; Agnihotri, A. N.; Tribedi, L. C. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Stia, C. R.; Fojon, O. A.; Rivarola, R. D. [Instituto de Fisica Rosario (CONICET-UNR) and Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingenieria y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Av. Pellegrini 250, 2000 Rosario (Argentina)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

193

Precision Muon Reconstruction in Double Chooz  

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We describe a muon track reconstruction algorithm for the reactor anti-neutrino experiment Double Chooz. The Double Chooz detector consists of two optically isolated volumes of liquid scintillator viewed by PMTs, and an Outer Veto above these made of crossed scintillator strips. Muons are reconstructed by their Outer Veto hit positions along with timing information from the other two detector volumes. All muons are fit under the hypothesis that they are through-going and ultrarelativistic. If the energy depositions suggest that the muon may have stopped, the reconstruction fits also for this hypothesis and chooses between the two via the relative goodness-of-fit. In the ideal case of a through-going muon intersecting the center of the detector, the resolution is ~40 mm in each transverse dimension. High quality muon reconstruction is an important tool for reducing the impact of the cosmogenic isotope background in Double Chooz.

Abe, Y; Barriere, J C; Baussan, E; Bekman, I; Bergevin, M; Bezerra, T J C; Bezrukov, L; Blucher, E; Buck, C; Busenitz, J; Cabrera, A; Caden, E; Camilleri, L; Carr, R; Cerrada, M; Chang, P -J; Chauveau, E; Chimenti, P; Collin, A P; Conover, E; Conrad, J M; Crespo-Anadn, J I; Crum, K; Cucoanes, A; Damon, E; Dawson, J V; Dietrich, D; Djurcic, Z; Dracos, M; Elnimr, M; Etenko, A; Fallot, M; von Feilitzsch, F; Felde, J; Fernandes, S M; Fischer, V; Franco, D; Franke, M; Furuta, H; Gil-Botella, I; Giot, L; Gger-Neff, M; Gonzalez, L F G; Goodenough, L; Goodman, M C; Grant, C; Haag, N; Hara, T; Haser, J; Hofmann, M; Horton-Smith, G A; Hourlier, A; Ishitsuka, M; Jochum, J; Jollet, C; Kaether, F; Kalousis, L N; Kamyshkov, Y; Kaplan, D M; Kawasaki, T; Kemp, E; de Kerret, H; Kryn, D; Kuze, M; Lachenmaier, T; Lane, C E; Lasserre, T; Letourneau, A; Lhuillier, D; Lima, H P; Lindner, M; no, J M Lpez-Casta; LoSecco, J M; Lubsandorzhiev, B; Lucht, S; Maeda, J; Mariani, C; Maricic, J; Martino, J; Matsubara, T; Mention, G; Meregaglia, A; Miletic, T; Milincic, R; Minotti, A; Nagasaka, Y; Nikitenko, Y; Novella, P; Obolensky, M; Oberauer, L; Onillon, A; Osborn, A; Palomares, C; Pepe, I M; Perasso, S; Pfahler, P; Porta, A; Pronost, G; Reichenbacher, J; Reinhold, B; Rhling, M; Roncin, R; Roth, S; Rybolt, B; Sakamoto, Y; Santorelli, R; Schilithz, A C; Schnert, S; Schoppmann, S; Shaevitz, M H; Sharankova, R; Shimojima, S; Sibille, V; Sinev, V; Skorokhvatov, M; Smith, E; Spitz, J; Stahl, A; Stancu, I; Stokes, L F F; Strait, M; Stken, A; Suekane, F; Sukhotin, S; Sumiyoshi, T; Sun, Y; Svoboda, R; Terao, K; Tonazzo, A; Thi, H H Trinh; Valdiviesso, G; Vassilopoulos, N; Veyssiere, C; Vivier, M; Wagner, S; Watanabe, H; Wiebusch, C; Winslow, L; Wurm, M; Yang, G; Yermia, F; Zimmer, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The double-arm barn door tracker  

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How to build a double-arm barn door tracker How to build a double-arm barn door tracker | Jefferson Lab Home Page | Science Education Home Page | Construction Notes/Photos Page | Sources: Sky & Telescope April 1989 (p436 - p441) [very good] Sky & Telescope February 1988 (p213 - p214) Original concept by Dave Trott A single-arm barn door tracker, driven by a straight screw, accumulates tangent error as time passes. Most of this error can be eliminated by adding a second hinged arm to the standard arrangement. There are four types of double-arm trackers, each with a different geometry. A comparison of accumulated error (in arc seconds) and construction parameters is given below: Error Chart [Apparently Type 1 is very bad and not worth constructing?? The two Type 4 drives vary in beta. This results in shifting the region of maximum error

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Experimental investigation of the 100 keV X-ray dose response of the high-temperature thermoluminescence in LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100): theoretical interpretation using the unified interaction model  

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......measured from 1 to 50 000 Gy using 100 keV X rays at the European Synchroton Radiation Facility. Glow curves were deconvoluted into component...from 1 to 50,000 Gy using 100 keV X rays at the European Synchroton Radiation Facility. Glow curves were deconvoluted into component......

J. Livingstone; Y. S. Horowitz; L. Oster; H. Datz; M. Lerch; A. Rosenfeld; A. Horowitz

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

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

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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 Jyvskyl (Finland)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

197

The response of a fast phosphor screen scintillator (ZnO:Ga) to low energy ions (0-60 keV)  

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ZnO:Ga is a promising, high time resolution candidate for use as a fast-ion-loss detector in TJ-II. We compare its ionoluminescence with that of the standard fast-ion-loss detector material, SrGa{sub 2}S{sub 4}:Eu (also known as TG-Green), when irradiated by H{sup +} ions with a range of energies E{<=}60 keV using a dedicated laboratory setup. It is found that ZnO:Ga is a reasonably good candidate for detecting low energy (E<60 keV) ions as it has excellent time resolution; however, its sensitivity is about 100 times lower than TG-Green, potentially limiting it to applications with high energy ion loss signals.

Jimenez-Rey, D. [Centro de Micro-Analisis de Materiales, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, C/ Faraday 3, Campus de Cantoblanco, E-28049 Madrid (Spain); Zurro, B.; Baciero, A.; Navarro, M. [Laboratorio Nacional de Fusion, Asociacion Euratom-CIEMAT, Av. Complutense 22, E-28040 Madrid (Spain); Rodriguez-Barquero, L. [Laboratorio de Metrologia de Radiaciones lonizantes, CIEMAT, Av. Complutense 22, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a soft x-ray diffractometer for a wideband multilayer grating with a novel layer structure in the 2-4 keV range  

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We have been developing a wavelength-dispersive soft x-ray spectrograph covering an energy region of 50-4000 eV to attach to a conventional electron microscope. Observation of soft x-ray emission in the 2-4 keV range needs a multilayer coated grating. In order to evaluate the performance of the optical component in the energy region, a goniometric apparatus has been newly developed and the preliminary performance has been tested using synchrotron radiation.

Imazono, Takashi; Koike, Masato; Kawachi, Tetsuya; Hasegawa, Noboru; Koeda, Masaru; Nagano, Tetsuya; Sasai, Hiroyuki; Oue, Yuki; Yonezawa, Zeno; Kuramoto, Satoshi; Terauchi, Masami; Takahashi, Hideyuki; Handa, Nobuo; Murano, Takanori [Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1-7 Umemidai, Kizugawa, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Device Dept., Shimadzu Corp., 1 Nishinokyo-Kuwabara-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8511 (Japan); IMRAM, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); ECBU, JEOL Ltd., 3-1-2 Musashino, Akishima, Tokyo 196-8558 (Japan)

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Hard x-ray (>100 keV) imager to measure hot electron preheat for indirectly driven capsule implosions on the NIF  

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We have fielded a hard x-ray (>100 keV) imager with high aspect ratio pinholes to measure the spatially resolved bremsstrahlung emission from energetic electrons slowing in a plastic ablator shell during indirectly driven implosions at the National Ignition Facility. These electrons are generated in laser plasma interactions and are a source of preheat to the deuterium-tritium fuel. First measurements show that hot electron preheat does not limit obtaining the fuel areal densities required for ignition and burn.

Doeppner, T.; Dewald, E. L.; Divol, L.; Thomas, C. A.; Burns, S.; Celliers, P. M.; Izumi, N.; LaCaille, G.; McNaney, J. M.; Prasad, R. R.; Robey, H. F.; Glenzer, S. H.; Landen, O. L. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94551 (United States); Kline, J. L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Angular scattering of 150 keV ions through graphene and thin carbon foils: Potential applications for space plasma instrumentation  

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We present experimental results for the angular scattering of ?150 keV H, He, C, O, N, Ne, and Ar ions transiting through graphene foils and compare them with scattering through nominal ?0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} carbon foils. Thin carbon foils play a critical role in time-of-flight ion mass spectrometers and energetic neutral atom sensors in space. These instruments take advantage of the charge exchange and secondary electron emission produced as ions or neutral atoms transit these foils. This interaction also produces angular scattering and energy straggling for the incident ion or neutral atom that acts to decrease the performance of a given instrument. Our results show that the angular scattering of ions through graphene is less pronounced than through the state-of-the-art 0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} carbon foils used in space-based particle detectors. At energies less than 50 keV, the scattering angle half width at half maximum, ?{sub 1/2}, for ?35 atoms thick graphene is up to a factor of 3.5 smaller than for 0.5 ?g?cm{sup ?2} (?20 atoms thick) carbon foils. Thus, graphene foils have the potential to improve the performance of space-based plasma instruments for energies below ?50 keV.

Ebert, Robert W., E-mail: rebert@swri.edu [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States); Allegrini, Frdric; Fuselier, Stephen A.; Nicolaou, Georgios [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States) [Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510 (United States); Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249 (United States); Bedworth, Peter; Sinton, Steve [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States)] [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Trattner, Karlheinz J. [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States) [Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3251 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304 (United States); Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, 1234 Innovation Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80303 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the 183 keV Resonance in 17O(p,alpha)14N using a Novel Technique  

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We have developed a novel technique for measurements of low energy (p,alpha) reactions using heavy ion beams and a differentially-pumped windowless gas target. We applied this new approach to study the 183 keV resonance in the 17O(p,alpha)14}N reaction. We report a resonance energy (center-of-mass) of 183.5{+0.1}{-0.4} keV, a resonance strength of 1.70 +/- 0.15 meV, and set an upper limit (95\\% confidence) on the total width of the state of < 0.1 keV. This resonance is important for the 17O(p,alpha)14}N reaction rate, and we find that 18F production is significantly decreased in low mass ONeMg novae but less affected in more energetic novae. We also report the first determination of the stopping power for oxygen ions in hydrogen gas near the peak of the Bragg curve (E=193 keV/u) to be (63+/-1)e-15 eV-cm2.

Moazen, Brian H [ORNL; Bardayan, Daniel W [ORNL; Blackmon, Jeff C [ORNL; Chae, Kyung Yuk [ORNL; Chipps, Kelly A [ORNL; Domizioli, Carlo P [ORNL; Fitzgerald, Ryan [ORNL; Greife, Uwe [ORNL; Hix, William Raphael [ORNL; Grzywacz-Jones, Kate L [ORNL; KOZUB, RAYMOND L [ORNL; Lingerfelt, Eric J [ORNL; Livesay, Jake [ORNL; Nesaraja, Caroline D [ORNL; Pain, Steven D [ORNL; Roberts, Luke F [ORNL; Shriner, Jr., John F [ORNL; Smith, Michael Scott [ORNL; Thomas, Jeffrey S [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00 Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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Parameterized Algorithms for Double Hypergraph Dualization with  

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as Sperner families.) The support of a hypergraph is the set of all vertices covered by edges, the remaining sets in graphs are also known as vertex covers. We consider the following two operators on hypergraphsParameterized Algorithms for Double Hypergraph Dualization with Rank Limitation and Maximum Minimal

Damaschke, Peter

204

Double tracks test site characterization report  

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This report presents the results of site characterization activities performed at the Double Tracks Test Site, located on Range 71 North, of the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) in southern Nevada. Site characterization activities included reviewing historical data from the Double Tracks experiment, previous site investigation efforts, and recent site characterization data. The most recent site characterization activities were conducted in support of an interim corrective action to remediate the Double Tracks Test Site to an acceptable risk to human health and the environment. Site characterization was performed using a phased approach. First, previously collected data and historical records sere compiled and reviewed. Generalized scopes of work were then prepared to fill known data gaps. Field activities were conducted and the collected data were then reviewed to determine whether data gaps were filled and whether other areas needed to be investigated. Additional field efforts were then conducted, as required, to adequately characterize the site. Characterization of the Double Tracks Test Site was conducted in accordance with the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Streamlined Approach for Environmental Restoration (SAFER).

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Apparent Double SiO Maser Sources  

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......to 3 Jy with four 20-m antennas (Miyoshi 1998, a poster paper at JAS meeting). The double SiO sources found...Research (C) (No. 10640238) of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. One of authors (SD) received......

Shuji Deguchi; Takahiro Fujii; Hideyuki Izumiura; Shigeru Matsumoto; Yoshikazu Nakada; Peter R. Wood; Issei Yamamura

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fatigue analysis for double hull VLCC  

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This paper presents the procedure and the results of fatigue analysis forming a part of Dynamic Load Approach (DLA) applied for 280,000 DWT double hull VLCC, classed with DLA notation by American Bureau of Shipping. The spectral fatigue analysis is applied to the above vessel, and the fatigue strength is confirmed to be sufficient.

Kawachi, S.; Kushima, T.; Negayama, H.; Shigematsu, K. [Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yokosuka (Japan)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

207

Pion double charge exchange and hadron dynamics  

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This paper will review theoretical results to show how pion double charge exchange is contributing to our understanding of hadron dynamics in nuclei. The exploitation of the nucleus as a filter is shown to be essential in facilitating the comparison between theory and experiment. 23 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Johnson, M.B.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

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

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Double Tracks revegetation and monitoring plan  

SciTech Connect

This document is a reclamation plan for short-term and long-term stabilization of land disturbed by activities associated with interim clean-up of radionuclide-contaminated surface soil at the Double Tracks site. This document has been prepared to provide general reclamation practices and procedures that will be followed during restoration of the cleanup site. Reclamation demonstration plots were established near the site in the fall of 1994 to evaluate the performance of several native species and to evaluate different irrigation strategies. Results of the study at Double Tracks, as well as the results from numerous studies conducted at other sites (Area 11 and Area 19 of the Nevada Test Site), have been summarized and incorporated into this final reclamation plan for the interim cleanup of the Double Tracks site, located northwest of the Nevada Test Site on the Nellis Air Force Range. Surface soils at Double Tracks were contaminated as a result of the detonation of a device containing plutonium and depleted uranium using chemical explosives. The total amount of Pu deposited on the site was between 980 and 1,600 grams and was scattered downwind south of the detonation site. Short-term stabilization consists of the application of a chemical soil stabilizer that is applied immediately following excavation of the contaminated soils to minimize Pu resuspension. Long-term stabilization is accomplished by the establishment of a permanent vegetation.

NONE

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A New Tomography Beamline at a Wiggler Port at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) Storage Ring  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A new tomography beamline has been built and commissioned at the 7 T wiggler of the CAMD storage ring. This beamline is equipped with two monochromators that can be used interchangeably for X?ray absorption spectroscopy or high resolution X?ray tomography at best 23 ?m pixel size. The high?flux double multilayer?mirror monochromator (W?B4C multilayers) can be used in the energy range from 6 to 35 keV with a resolution (?E/E ) between 0.010.03. The second is a channel?cut Si(311)?crystal monochromator with a range of 15 to 36 keV and resolution of ca. 10?4 this is not yet tested. Tomography has the potential for high?throughput materials analysis; however there are some significant obstacles to be overcome in the areas of data acquisition reconstruction visualization and analysis. Data acquisition is facilitated by the multilayer monochromator as this provides high photon flux thus reducing measurement time. At the beamline Matlab routines provide simple x y z fly?throughs of the sample. Off?beamline processing with Amira can yield more sophisticated inspection of the sample. Standard data acquisition based on fixed angle increments is not optimal however new patterns based on Greek golden ratio angle increments offer faster convergence to a high signal?to?noise?ratio image. The image reconstruction has traditionally been done by back?projection reconstruction. In this presentation we will show first results from samples studied at the new beamline.

Kyungmin Ham; Heath A. Barnett; Leslie G. Butler; Clinton S. Willson; Kevin J. Morris; Roland C. Tittsworth; John D. Scott

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford Begins New Campaign to Remove Excess Water from Double...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Hanford Begins New Campaign to Remove Excess Water from Double-Shell Tanks Hanford Begins New Campaign to Remove Excess Water from Double-Shell Tanks September 30, 2014 - 12:00pm...

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Progress Towards Doubling the Beam Power at Fermilab's Accelerator Complex  

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After a 14 month shutdown accelerator modifications and upgrades are in place to allow us doubling of the Main Injector beam power. We will discuss the past MI high power operation and the current progress towards doubling the power.

Kourbanis, ioanis

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Double photoionization of helium with synchrotron x-rays: Proceedings  

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This report contains papers on the following topics: Overview and comparison of photoionization with charged particle impact; The ratio of double to single ionization of helium: the relationship of photon and bare charged particle impact ionization; Double photoionization of helium at high energies; Compton scattering of photons from electrons bound in light elements; Electron ionization and the Compton effect in double ionization of helium; Elimination of two atomic electrons by a single energy photon; Double photoionization of helium at intermediate energies; Double Photoionization: Gauge Dependence, Coulomb Explosion; Single and Double Ionization by high energy photon impact; The effect of Compton Scattering on the double to single ionization ratio in helium; and Double ionization of He by photoionization and Compton scattering. These papers have been cataloged separately for the database.

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1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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/ Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with CUORE  

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

Elena Ferri

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Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Structure of the Electric Double...  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Structure of the Electric Double Layer in Hydrothermal Systems. Molecular Simulation Approach and Interpretation of Experimental Results...

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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

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Double K-Vacancy Production by X-Ray Photoionization  

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Double K-Vacancy Production by X-Ray Photoionization S. H. Southworth£ , R. W. Dunford£ , E. P Photon Source. Double K-vacancy production in Ne was observed by recording the KK-KLL Auger. For Mo, double K-vacancy production was observed by recording the K fluorescence hypersatellite

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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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

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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

222

Double-clad nuclear fuel safety rod  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.

McCarthy, William H. (Los Altos, CA); Atcheson, Donald B. (Cupertino, CA); Vaidyanathan, Swaminathan (San Jose, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment  

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A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print A Microscopic Double-Slit Experiment Print Two centuries ago, Thomas Young performed the classic demonstration of the wave nature of light. He placed a screen with two tiny slits in front of a single light source, effectively converting it into a two-centered source. On a second screen far away, he saw a pattern of light and dark diffraction fringes, a well-known hallmark of wave interference. Along with later studies using particles instead of light, the experiment played a crucial role in establishing the validity of wave-particle duality, a puzzling concept that has ultimately become central to the interpretation of complementarity in quantum mechnanics. In a new twist on this classic experiment, the double slit (with light waves) has been replaced by a diatomic molecule (with electron waves). At ALS Beamline 10.0.1, researchers have shown that diatomic molecules can serve as two-center emitters of electron waves and that traces of electron-wave interference can be directly observed in precise measurements of vibrationally resolved photoionization spectra.

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Vibration of Generalized Double Well Oscillators  

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We have applied the Melnikov criterion to examine a global homoclinic bifurcation and transition to chaos in a case of a double well dynamical system with a nonlinear fractional damping term and external excitation. The usual double well Duffing potential having a negative square term and positive quartic term has been generalized to a double well potential with a negative square term and a positive one with an arbitrary real exponent $q > 2$. We have also used a fractional damping term with an arbitrary power $p$ applied to velocity which enables one to cover a wide range of realistic damping factors: from dry friction $p \\to 0$ to turbulent resistance phenomena $p=2$. Using perturbation methods we have found a critical forcing amplitude $\\mu_c$ above which the system may behave chaotically. Our results show that the vibrating system is less stable in transition to chaos for smaller $p$ satisfying an exponential scaling low. The critical amplitude $\\mu_c$ as an exponential function of $p$. The analytical results have been illustrated by numerical simulations using standard nonlinear tools such as Poincare maps and the maximal Lyapunov exponent. As usual for chosen system parameters we have identified a chaotic motion above the critical Melnikov amplitude $\\mu_c$.

Grzegorz Litak; Marek Borowiec; Arkadiusz Syta

2006-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

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The new generation of double beta decay experiments: are there any limitations?  

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The new generation of experiments to search for neutrinoless double beta decay with a sensitivity to the effective Majorana neutrino mass at the level ~15meV is discussed. Possible restrictions on the achievement of this goal (the difficulty of enriching the large quantity of isotopes, the inability to reach the very low background levels, the difficulty of achieving the necessary energy resolution and the possible cost of experiments) are considered. It is shown that for the realization of such an ambitious project, 10 tons (or more) of enriched isotope is required. The background index must be at the level ?10?510?6 counts (kg keV yr)?1. The energy resolution of the detector must not be worse than 1%. It is shown that a 130TeO2 low temperature bolometer looks to be the most realistic candidate for such an experiment. Under some conditions, experiments with 76Ge, 100Mo and 136Xe can be realized too.

A S Barabash

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiopurity assessment of the tracking readout for the NEXT double beta decay experiment  

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The 'Neutrino Experiment with a Xenon Time-Projection Chamber' (NEXT) is intended to investigate the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe, which requires a severe suppression of potential backgrounds; therefore, an extensive screening and selection process is underway to control the radiopurity levels of the materials to be used in the experimental set-up of NEXT. The detector design combines the measurement of the topological signature of the event for background discrimination with the energy resolution optimization. Separate energy and tracking readout planes are based on different sensors: photomultiplier tubes for calorimetry and silicon multi-pixel photon counters for tracking. The design of a radiopure tracking plane, in direct contact with the gas detector medium, was a challenge since the needed components have typically activities too large for experiments requiring ultra-low background conditions. Here, the radiopurity assessment of tracking readout components based on gamma-ray spectroscopy using ultra-low background germanium detectors at the Laboratorio Subterraneo de Canfranc (Spain) is described. According to the obtained results, radiopure enough printed circuit boards made of kapton and copper and silicon photomultipliers, fulfilling the requirements of an overall background level in that region of at most 8 x 10-4 counts keV-1 kg-1 y-1, have been identified.

V. lvarez; I. Bandac; A. I. Barrado; A. Bettini; F. I. G. M. Borges; M. Camargo; S. Crcel; S. Cebrin; A. Cervera; C. A. N. Conde; E. Conde; T. Dafni; J. Daz; R. Esteve; L. M. P. Fernandes; M. Fernndez; P. Ferrario; A. L. Ferreira; E. D. C. Freitas; V. M. Gehman; A. Goldschmidt; H. Gmez; J. J. Gmez-Cadenas; D. Gonzlez-Daz; R. M. Gutirrez; J. Hauptman; J. A. Hernando Morata; D. C. Herrera; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; L. Labarga; A. Laing; I. Liubarsky; D. Lorca; M. Losada; G. Luzn; A. Mar; J. Martn-Albo; A. Martnez; G. Martnez-Lema; T. Miller; F. Monrabal; M. Monserrate; C. M. B. Monteiro; F. J. Mora; L. M. Moutinho; J. Muoz Vidal; M. Nebot-Guinot; D. Nygren; C. A. B. Oliveira; A. Ortiz de Solrzano; J. Prez; J. L. Prez Aparicio; J. Renner; L. Ripoll; A. Rodrguez; J. Rodrguez; F. P. Santos; J. M. F. dos Santos; L. Segui; L. Serra; D. Shuman; A. Simn; C. Sofka; M. Sorel; J. F. Toledo; J. Torrent; Z. Tsamalaidze; J. F. C. A. Veloso; J. A. Villar; R. C. Webb; J. T. White; N. Yahlali

2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental Investigation of the Effect of M-Band Preheating in Indirectly-Driven Double-Shell Implosions  

SciTech Connect

Experimental results are presented from several series of experiments studying the effect of 2-4 keV M-shell radiation on the implosion of double-shell capsules on the Omega Laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. In the First series of experiments, precision machined double-shell capsules implosions are performed. A discrepancy is observed between the experimentally measured M-band fraction and the simulated value. The application of a time-dependent multiplier to the simulated M-band level results in a decrease in predicted yield of 35% and a corresponding increase in the YoC to 20-35%. In order to further investigate this discrepancy, a series of ''M-Band driven'' targets has been designed. An oversized outer shell is used to preferentially allow the M-band radiation to drive the implosion of a CH-tamped glass inner shell. The inner shell radius-time history is measured and is shown to be consistent with the simulations using the time-dependent M-band multipliers. The spatial distribution of this M-band source is also varied using hohlraums of different length and adjusting the laser pointing accordingly. The resulting asymmetry of the inner shell implosion is diagnosed both by x-ray backlighting prior to shell collision and by core emission.

Robey, H F; Amendt, P A; Park, H-S; Landen, O L; Watt, R G; Varnum, W S

2003-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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New emission line at ~3.5 keV - observational status, connection with radiatively decaying dark matter and directions for future studies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent works of [1402.2301,1402.4119], claiming the detection of extra emission line with energy ~3.5 keV in X-ray spectra of certain clusters of galaxies and nearby Andromeda galaxy, have raised considerable interest in astrophysics and particle physics communities. A number of new observational studies claim detection or non-detection of the extra line in X-ray spectra of various cosmic objects. In this review I summarize existing results of these studies, overview possible interpretations of the extra line, including intriguing connection with radiatively decaying dark matter, and show future directions achievable with existing and planned X-ray cosmic missions.

Iakubovskyi, Dmytro

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Earth X-ray albedo for cosmic X-ray background radiation in the 1--1000 keV band  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present calculations of the reflection of the cosmic X-ray background (CXB) by the Earth's atmosphere in the 1--1000 keV energy range. The calculations include Compton scattering and X-ray fluorescent emission and are based on a realistic chemical composition of the atmosphere. Such calculations are relevant for CXB studies using the Earth as an obscuring screen (as was recently done by INTEGRAL). The Earth's reflectivity is further compared with that of the Sun and the Moon -- the two other objects in the Solar system subtending a large solid angle on the sky, as needed for CXB studies.

E. Churazov; S. Sazonov; R. Sunyaev; M. Revnivtsev

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Angular and energy dependence of cross sections for ejection of electrons from water vapor. III. 20150-keV neutral-hydrogen impact  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Absolute values of cross sections for electron production in collisions of neutral hydrogen atoms of 20150 keV energy with water vapor molecules have been measured as a function of the ejection energy and angle. The range of angles was 10 to 160 and the electron energy range was 1300 eV. The doubly differential cross sections were integrated over angle and/or energy to obtain singly differential cross sections, total electron production cross sections, and average energies of ejection. The angular distribution of the electron loss peak was found to have some features in common with the cross section for elastic scattering of electrons.

M. A. Bolorizadeh and M. E. Rudd

1986-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduction in the intensity of solar X-ray emission in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range and heating of the solar corona  

SciTech Connect

The time profiles of the energy spectra of low-intensity flares and the structure of the thermal background of the soft X-ray component of solar corona emission over the period of January-February, 2003, are investigated using the data of the RHESSI project. A reduction in the intensity of X-ray emission of the solar flares and the corona thermal background in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range is revealed. The RHESSI data are compared with the data from the Interball-Geotail project. A new mechanism of solar corona heating is proposed on the basis of the results obtained.

Mirzoeva, I. K., E-mail: colombo2006@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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High aspect ratio hard x-ray (> 100 keV) imager to measure hot electron preheat for indirectly driven capsule implosions on the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

We have fielded a multi-pinhole, hard x-ray (> 100 keV) imager to measure the spatially-resolved bremsstrahlung emission from energetic electrons slowing in a plastic ablator shell during indirectly driven implosions at the National Ignition Facility. These electrons are generated in laser plasma interactions, and are a source of preheat to the deuterium-tritium fuel that could limit the compressibility required for ignition and burn. Our hard x-ray imaging measurements allow to set an upper limit to the DT fuel preheat, which we find is acceptable in current capsule implosions on the NIF.

Doppner, T; Dewald, E; Divol, L; Burns, S; Izumi, N; Kline, J; LaCaille, G; McNaney, J; Prasad, R; Thomas, C A; Glenzer, S H; Landen, O; Author, A; Author, S G; Author, T

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Facilities and techniques for x-ray diagnostic calibration in the 100-eV to 100-keV energy range  

SciTech Connect

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been a pioneer in the field of x-ray diagnostic calibration for more than 20 years. We have built steady state x-ray sources capable of supplying fluorescent lines of high spectral purity in the 100-eV to 100-keV energy range, and these sources have been used in the calibration of x-ray detectors, mirrors, crystals, filters, and film. This paper discusses our calibration philosophy and techniques, and describes some of our x-ray sources. Examples of actual calibration data are presented as well.

Gaines, J.L.; Wittmayer, F.J.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-beta decay and double-electron capture  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments with improved sensitivity is currently under design and construction. They will probe inverted hierarchy region of the neutrino mass pattern. There is also a revived interest to the resonant neutrinoless double-electron capture, which has also a potential to probe lepton number conservation and to investigate the neutrino nature and mass scale. The primary concern are the nuclear matrix elements. Clearly, the accuracy of the determination of the effective Majorana neutrino mass from the measured 0\

Amand Faessler; Vadim Rodin; Fedor Simkovic

2012-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Formation of submicron oxide widths on aluminum in the presence of keV electron beams and CO/sub 2/ or N/sub 2/O  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this paper is to report the size of oxide islands or line widths that can be grown as smaller diameter electron beams are used for the oxidation. The implications of the potential lateral resolution available between oxide lines for electronic materials are discussed. The localize dioxide growth on thin Al films occurs in the presence of .5 to 10 keV electron beams and high vacuum level pressures of carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide. Auger electron spectroscopy shows saturation of the O (KLL) signal and depletion of the Al (LMM) signal after an exposure of 5000 l carbon dioxide with a 2 keV beam of 7 A/sq. cm. The oxide is spatially restricted to the beam impact region and is stable for long periods of time in vacuum. The most plausible mechanism for this oxide growth is dissociation of the carbon dioxide or the nitrous oxide by the electron beam in the region of impingement on or near the surface. Oxygen atoms thus formed can then react with the Al, and carbon monoxide or nitrogen desorbs.

Pitts, J.R.; Massopust, T.P.; Czanderna, A.W.; Kazmerski, L.L.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-abelian Dark Matter Solutions for Galactic Gamma-ray Excess and Perseus 3.5 keV X-ray Line  

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We attempt to explain simultaneously the Galactic center gamma-ray excess and the 3.5 keV X-ray line from the Perseus cluster based on a class of non-abelian $SU(2)$ DM models, in which the dark matter and an excited state comprise a "dark" $SU(2)$ doublet. The non-abelian group kinetically mixes with the standard model gauge group via dimensions-5 operators. The dark matter particles annihilate into standard model fermions, followed by fragmentation and bremsstrahlung, and thus producing a continuous spectrum of gamma-rays. On the other hand, the dark matter particles can annihilate into a pair of excited states, each of which decays back into the dark matter particle and an X-ray photon, which has an energy equal to the mass difference between the dark matter and the excited state, which is set to be 3.5 keV. The large hierarchy between the required X-ray and $\\gamma$-ray annihilation cross-sections can be achieved by a very small kinetic mixing between the SM and dark sector, which effectively suppresses t...

Cheung, Kingman; Tsai, Yue-Lin Sming

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with Composite Neutrinos.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

239

Double acting stirling engine phase control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical device for effecting a phase change between the expansion and compression volumes of a double-acting Stirling engine uses helical elements which produce opposite rotation of a pair of crankpins when a control rod is moved, so the phase between two pairs of pistons is changed by +.psi. and the phase between the other two pairs of pistons is changed by -.psi.. The phase can change beyond .psi.=90.degree. at which regenerative braking and then reversal of engine rotation occurs.

Berchowitz, David M. (Scotia, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Neutrino Oscillations, Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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 310 eV and 10?5 respectively.

F. Boehm

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

242

Neutrinoless double ? decay with composite neutrinos  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

243

Beamline 5.0.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

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Beamline 5.0.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

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Beamline 5.0.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

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Beamline 8.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and macromolecular crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 tesla, single pole) Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Monochromator Double flat crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.35 (v) mrad Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3 x 3 CCD array (ADSC Q315r) Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 0.120 (h) x 0.108 (v) mm Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules. Crystallization tray goniometer available with prior arrangement.

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Beamline 8.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and macromolecular crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 tesla, single pole) Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Monochromator Double flat crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.35 (v) mrad Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3 x 3 CCD array (ADSC Q315r) Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 0.120 (h) x 0.108 (v) mm Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules. Crystallization tray goniometer available with prior arrangement.

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Beamline 8.3.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and macromolecular crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 tesla, single pole) Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Monochromator Double flat crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.35 (v) mrad Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3 x 3 CCD array (ADSC Q315r) Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 0.120 (h) x 0.108 (v) mm Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules. Crystallization tray goniometer available with prior arrangement.

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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3.1 3.1 Beamline 12.3.1 Print Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:33 Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000

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Beamline 12.3.1  

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2.3.1 2.3.1 Beamline 12.3.1 Print Tuesday, 20 October 2009 09:33 Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences (SIBYLS) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Frequency range 2.5-0.73 Angstrom wavelength Beam size 100 µm round beam default 10 µm and 30 µm collimators available for small samples with flux reduced to 1% and 12%, respectively. 120 µm x 120 µm Gaussian uncollimated beam shape at sample. Scientific discipline Structural biology Monochromator #1 Si(111) Double crystal Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 photons/sec at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7000

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Beamline 5.0.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

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Beamline 8.3.1  

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3.1 Print 3.1 Print Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and macromolecular crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 tesla, single pole) Energy range 5-17 keV (1% max flux) Monochromator Double flat crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 2.5 x 1011 at 11 keV Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.35 (v) mrad Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3 x 3 CCD array (ADSC Q315r) Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 0.120 (h) x 0.108 (v) mm Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules. Crystallization tray goniometer available with prior arrangement.

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Beamline 5.0.2  

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5.0.2 5.0.2 Beamline 5.0.2 Print Tuesday, 20 October 2009 08:35 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics

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Beamline 5.0.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics 11.4-cm period wiggler (W11) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled Measured flux at 12.4 keV 8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable) Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable) Endstations Standard hutch Characteristics Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

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Indirect-Drive Noncryogenic Double-Shell Ignition Targets for the National Ignition Facility: Design and Analysis  

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The central goal of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is demonstration of controlled thermonuclear ignition. The mainline ignition target is a low-Z, single-shell cryogenic capsule designed to have weakly nonlinear Rayleigh-Taylor growth of surface perturbations. Double-shell targets are an alternative design concept that avoids the complexity of cryogenic preparation but has greater physics uncertainties associated with performance-degrading mix. A typical double-shell design involves a high-Z inner capsule filled with DT gas and supported within a low-Z ablator shell. The largest source of uncertainty for this target is the degree of highly evolved nonlinear mix on the inner surface of the high-Z shell. High Atwood numbers and feed-through of strong outer surface perturbation growth to the inner surface promote high levels of instability. The main challenge of the double-shell target designs is controlling the resulting nonlinear mix to levels that allow ignition to occur. Design and analysis of a suite of indirect-drive NIF double-shell targets with hohlraum temperatures of 200 eV and 250 eV are presented. Analysis of these targets includes assessment of two-dimensional radiation asymmetry as well as nonlinear mix. Two-dimensional integrated hohlraum simulations indicate that the x-ray illumination can be adjusted to provide adequate symmetry control in hohlraums specially designed to have high laser-coupling efficiency [Suter et al., Phys. Plasmas 5, 2092 (2000)]. These simulations also reveal the need to diagnose and control localized 10-15 keV x-ray emission from the high-Z hohlraum wall because of strong absorption by the high-Z inner shell. Preliminary estimates of the degree of laser backscatter from an assortment of laser-plasma interactions suggest comparatively benign hohlraum conditions. Application of a variety of nonlinear mix models and phenomenological tools, including buoyancy-drag models, multimode simulations and fall-line optimization, indicates a possibility of achieving ignition, i.e., fusion yields greater than 1 MJ. Planned experiments on the Omega laser to test current understanding of high-energy radiation flux asymmetry and mix-induced yield degradation in double-shell targets are described.

Amendt, P.; Colvin, J.; Tipton, R.E.; Hinkel, D.; Edwards, J.J.; Landen, O.I.; Ramshaw, J.D.; Suter, L.J.; Watt, W.G.

2001-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

256

Double pion photoproduction off 40Ca  

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The photoproduction of pi0pi0 and pi0pi+/- pairs off 40Ca has been investigated with the TAPS detector using the Glasgow photon tagging spectrometer at the Mainz MAMI accelerator. Data have been taken for incident photon energies in the energy range from 200 - 820 MeV. Total cross sections have been extracted from threshold up to the maximum photon energy and invariant mass distributions of the pion pairs have been obtained for incident photon energies between 400 - 500 MeV and 500 - 550 MeV. The double pi0 invariant mass distributions show some relative enhancement with respect to the mixed charge channel at small invariant masses. The effects are smaller than previously observed for lead nuclei and the distributions do not significantly deviate from carbon data. The data are in good agreement with the results of recent calculations in the framework of the BUU model, with careful treatment of final state interaction effects but without an explicit in-medium modification of scalar, iso-scalar pion pairs. This means that for Ca most of the experimentally observed effect can be explained by final state interactions. Only at low incident photon energies there is still a small low mass enhancement of the double pi0 data over the BUU results.

F. Bloch; J. Ahrens; J. R. M. Annand; R. Beck; L. S. Fog; D. Hornidge; S. Janssen; M. Kotulla; B. Krusche; J. C. McGeorge; I. J. D. MacGregor; J. G. Messchendorp; V. Metag; R. Novotny; R. O. Owens; M. Pfeiffer; M. Rost; R. Sanderson; S. Schadmand; A. Thomas; D. P. Watts

2007-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

257

Search For Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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The HEIDELBERG-MOSCOW experiment, which is the most sensitive double beta decay experiment since ten years has been regularly continued until end of November 2003. An analysis of the data has been performed already until May 20, 2003. The experiment yields now, on a 4? level, evidence for lepton number violation and proves that the neutrino is a Majorana particle. It further shows that neutrino masses are degenerate. In addition it puts several stringent constraints on other physics beyond the Standard Model. Among others it opens the door to test various supersymmetric theory scenarios, for example it gives the sharpest in the R-parity violating part of the superpotential, and limit on the parameter ? ? 111 gives information on the splitting of the sneutrino-antisneutrino system. The result from the HEIDELBERG-MOSCOW experiment is consistent with recent results from CMB investigations, with high energy cosmic rays, with the result from the g-2 experiment and with recent theoretical work. It is indirectly supported by the analysis of other Ge double beta experiments. Recent criticism of various kind has been shown to be wrong, among others by measurements performed in 2003 with a 214Bi source ( 226Ra), by simulation of the background in the range of Q?? by GEANT4, and by deeper investigation of statistical features such as sensitivity of peak search, and relevance of width of window of analysis. 1

H. V. Klapdor-kleingrothaus *a; I. V. Krivosheina A; A. Dietz A

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Particle acceleration in double radio sources  

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Further study has been made of a model of extragalactic double radio sources in which the magnetized accretion disc of a massive black hole acts as an electric dynamo producing oppositely directed beams of relativistic particles. An empty region of small angular sizea vortice coreis shown to be a possible consequence of the hydrodynamics of accretion of gas with angular momentum. An ambient magnetic field in the gas tends to accumulate in the core region. The acceleration of electrons in the dynamo electric field gives rise to oppositely directed electron beams which in turn produce synchroton gamma rays collimated along the core. Collisions between the gamma rays and low energy photons caN initiate an electromagnetic cascade shower. The cascade acts to produce a collimated relativistic electron?positron beam. If the current flow in the dynamo occurs in surges then the outward propagation of the head of the electronpositron beams may produce expanding compact radio components. The electronpositron beam is ballistic in nature and it is electrically neutral and carries no current. Such a beam appears to have favorable stability properties. The beam is eventually stopped and spread out in pitch angle by the ram pressure of the external medium. Synchrotron radiated lobes of double radio sources.

R. V. E. Lovelace; J. MacAuslan; M. Burns

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Double Retort System for Materials Compatibility Testing  

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With Naval Reactors (NR) approval of the Naval Reactors Prime Contractor Team (NRPCT) recommendation to develop a gas cooled reactor directly coupled to a Brayton power conversion system as the Space Nuclear Power Plant (SNPP) for Project Prometheus (References a and b) there was a need to investigate compatibility between the various materials to be used throughout the SNPP. Of particular interest was the transport of interstitial impurities from the nickel-base superalloys, which were leading candidates for most of the piping and turbine components to the refractory metal alloys planned for use in the reactor core. This kind of contamination has the potential to affect the lifetime of the core materials. This letter provides technical information regarding the assembly and operation of a double retort materials compatibility testing system and initial experimental results. The use of a double retort system to test materials compatibility through the transfer of impurities from a source to a sink material is described here. The system has independent temperature control for both materials and is far less complex than closed loops. The system is described in detail and the results of three experiments are presented.

V. Munne; EV Carelli

2006-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

260

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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261

Thermal Performance of a Double-Tube Type Lng Vaporizer  

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This report concerns the confirmed test results and method of analysis of the thermal performance of a double-tube type LNG vaporizer (DTV). The DTV is a...

Y. Miyata; T. Miura; S. Kasahara; H. Shohtani

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Majorana Neutrino Masses from Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Cosmology  

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When three Majorana neutrinos describe the solar and atmospheric neutrino data via oscillations, a nonzero measurement of neutrinoless double beta ($0\

V. Barger; K. Whisnant

1999-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

263

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Double Well Atomic Josephson Junction  

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observation of these Josephson junction resonances. 2.dressed Bose condensed Josephson junction Let us consider ain a Double Well Atomic Josephson Junction J.O. Weatherall

Weatherall, J. O.; Search, C. P.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Neutrinoless double beta decay can constrain neutrino dark matter  

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We examine how constraints can be placed on the neutrino component of dark matter by an accurate measurement of neutrinoless double beta ($0\

V. Barger; S. L. Glashow; D. Marfatia; K. Whisnant

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

265

The complex Doppler effect in double negative media  

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The Doppler effect in doubly double negative acoustic media is ... s functions. It is shown that several Doppler modes can be generated by a monochromatic...

I. V. Lisenkov; S. A. Nikitov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

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

267

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

268

Charge transfer of 0.5-, 1.5-, and 5-keV protons with atomic oxygen: Absolute differential and integral cross sections  

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We report measurements of the absolute differential cross sections for charge-transfer scattering of 0.5-, 1.5-, and 5-keV protons by atomic oxygen at scattering angles between 0.01 and 2.6 in the laboratory frame. Absolute integral cross sections are also reported and compared with previously published total cross sections. The measurements were made using a flowing gas target, which consisted of a mixture of atomic and molecular oxygen produced by passage of O2 through a microwave discharge. The cross sections for atomic oxygen were obtained by appropriate subtraction of the signal due to molecular oxygen from that due to the mixture of O and O2. 1996 The American Physical Society.

B. G. Lindsay; D. R. Sieglaff; D. A. Schafer; C. L. Hakes; K. A. Smith; R. F. Stebbings

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Measurement of the x-ray mass attenuation coefficients of gold in the 38?50-keV energy range  

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We used synchrotron x rays to measure the x-ray mass attenuation coefficients of gold at nine energies from 38 to 50 keV with accuracies of 0.1%. Our results are much more accurate than previous measurements in this energy range. A comparison of our measurements with calculated mass attenuation coefficients shows that our measurements fall almost exactly midway between the XCOM and FFAST calculated theoretical values, which differ from one another in this energy region by about 4%, even though the range includes no absorption edge. The consistency and accuracy of these measurements open the way to investigations of the x-ray attenuation in the region of the L absorption edge of gold.

Islam, M.T.; Rae, N.A.; Glover, J.L.; Barnea, Z.; de Jonge, M.D.; Tran, C.Q.; Wang, J.; Chantler, C.T. (Melbourne)

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

270

A 3.55 keV line from $\\text{DM}\\rightarrow a \\rightarrow ?$: predictions for cool-core and non-cool-core clusters  

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We further study a scenario in which a 3.55 keV X-ray line arises from decay of dark matter to an axion-like particle (ALP), that subsequently converts to a photon in astrophysical magnetic fields. We perform numerical simulations of Gaussian random magnetic fields with radial scaling of the magnetic field magnitude with the electron density, for both cool-core `Perseus' and non-cool-core `Coma' electron density profiles. Using these, we quantitatively study the resulting signal strength and morphology for cool-core and non-cool-core clusters. Our study includes the effects of fields of view that cover only the central part of the cluster, the effects of offset pointings on the radial decline of signal strength and the effects of dividing clusters into annuli. We find good agreement with current data and make predictions for future analyses and observations.

Joseph P. Conlon; Andrew J. Powell

2014-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

271

Calibration of X-ray detectors in the 8 to 115 keV energy range and their application to diagnostics on the National Ignition Facility  

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The calibration of X-ray diagnostics is of paramount importance to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) fills this need by providing a wide variety of calibration and diagnostic development services in support of the ongoing research efforts at NIF. The X-ray source in the High Energy X-ray lab utilizes induced fluorescence in a variety of metal foils to produce a beam of characteristic X rays ranging from 8 to 111 keV. Presented are the methods used for calibrating a High Purity Germanium detector, which has been absolutely calibrated using radioactive check sources, compared against a silicon photodiode calibrated at Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Also included is a limited presentation of results from the recent calibration of the upgraded Filter Fluorescer X ray Spectrometer.

J. J. Lee, M. J. Haugh, G. LaCaille, and P. Torres

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Differential elastic electron-scattering cross sections of pyrimidine in the energy range between 20 eV and 1 keV  

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Differential elastic electron-scattering cross sections of pyrimidine were absolutely measured for electron energies from 20 eV to 1 keV in the angular range between 5 and 135. The present results agree with the data of other groups within the experimental uncertainties at scattering angles below 75 while considerable differences among the data were found at higher scattering angles. The experimental values were compared to theoretical values calculated using the modified independent-atom model. The theoretical values reproduce the angular dependence of the experimental differential elastic scattering cross sections qualitatively well for electron energies above 60 eV. The sum of the integral elastic scattering cross sections, obtained by the integration of the differential elastic scattering cross sections, and ionization cross sections predicted by the binary-encounter-Bethe model agree with the previously measured total electron-scattering cross sections of pyrimidine to within 8%.

W. Y. Baek; M. U. Bug; H. Rabus

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

273

Cross Sections for Electron Capture into the Excited Level n=6 of Hydrogen by 5- to 70-keV Protons in Mg Vapor and in Neon  

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An optical technique has been used to investigate electron capture into the excited level n=6 of hydrogen by 5- to 70-keV protons passing through magnesium vapor or neon. Photons from the Balmer H? transition which are emitted downstream of the target were analyzed with a grating spectrometer and counted. From these the population of the level n=6 and the cross section for electron capture into n=6 have been obtained. Cross-section estimates for ionization of the level n=6 collisions with Mg atoms are also presented. The electron-capture cross sections are consistent with n-3 extrapolations of electric-gap measurements for capture into higher quantum levels (n?9to15) reported by Il'in and co-workers, Futch and Moses, and Riviere. The results are compared with those of various theoretical models.

Klaus H. Berkner, William S. Cooper, III, Selig N. Kaplan, and Robert V. Pyle

1969-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

274

First result of the experimental search for the 9.4 keV solar axion reactions with Kr-83 in the copper proportional counter  

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The experimental search for solar hadronic axions is started at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory of the Institute for Nuclear Researches Russian Academy of Science. It is assumed that axions are created in the Sun during M1-transition between the first thermally excited level at 9.4 keV and the ground state in Kr-83. The experiment is based on axion detection via resonant absorption process by the same nucleus in the detector. The big copper proportional counter filled with krypton is used to detect signals from axions. The experimental setup is situated in the deep underground low background laboratory. No evidence of axion detection were found after the 26.5 days data collection. Resulting new upper limit on axion mass is m_{A} < 130 eV at 95% C.L.

Yu. M. Gavrilyuk; A. M. Gangapshev; A. V. Derbin; V. V. Kazalov; H. J. Kim; Y. D. Kim; V. V. Kobychev; V. V. Kuzminov; Luqman Ali; V. N. Muratova; S. I. Panasenko; S. S. Ratkevich; D. A. Semenov; D. A. Tekueva; S. P. Yakimenko; E. V. Unzhakov

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

275

Search for 14.4-KeV Solar Axions Emitted in the M1-Transition of Fe-57 Nuclei with CAST  

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We have searched for 14.4 keV solar axions or more general axion-like particles (ALPs), that may be emitted in the M1 nuclear transition of 57Fe, by using the axion-to-photon conversion in the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) with evacuated magnet bores (Phase I). From the absence of excess of the monoenergetic X-rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun, we set model-independent constraints on the coupling constants of pseudoscalar particles that couple to two photons and to a nucleon g{sub ay}|-1.19g{sub aN}{sup 0}+g{sub aN}{sup 3}| < 1.36 x 10{sup -16} GeV{sup -1} for ma < 0.03 eV at the 95% confidence level.

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Hidden axion dark matter decaying through mixing with QCD axion and the 3.5 keV X-ray line  

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Hidden axions may be coupled to the standard model particles through a kinetic or mass mixing with QCD axion. We study a scenario in which a hidden axion constitutes a part of or the whole of dark matter and decays into photons through the mixing, explaining the 3.5 keV X-ray line signal. Interestingly, the required long lifetime of the hidden axion dark matter can be realized for the QCD axion decay constant at an intermediate scale, if the mixing is sufficiently small. In such a two component dark matter scenario, the primordial density perturbations of the hidden axion can be highly non-Gaussian, leading to a possible dispersion in the X-ray line strength from various galaxy clusters and near-by galaxies. We also discuss how the parallel and orthogonal alignment of two axions affects their couplings to gauge fields.

Tetsutaro Higaki; Naoya Kitajima; Fuminobu Takahashi

2014-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

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2005 Double white lines on bills of Razorbill 103 DOUBLE WHITE LINES ON THE BILL OF THE  

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2005 Double white lines on bills of Razorbill 103 DOUBLE WHITE LINES ON THE BILL OF THE RAZORBILL.L., MUZAFFAR S.B. & JONES I.L. Lavers J.L., Muzaffar S.B. & Jones I.L. 2006. Double white lines on the bill Seabirds 7(3): 103-108. One of the diagnostic features of the Razorbill Alca torda is the distinct white

Jones, Ian L.

278

3-10 keV and 0. 1- to 2-MeV observations of four gamma-ray bursts  

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Four catalogued ..gamma..-ray bursts that occurred between 79/3/7 and 79/7/31 have been observed over the 3 to 10 keV range by a joint NRL/Los Alamos experiment on the Air Force P78-1 satellite. The bursts were also well observed by members of the interplanetary network. In this paper we present hardness ratios, x-ray/..gamma..-ray luminosity ratios, and time histories. The most significant results presented herein can be summarized as follows: (1) gamma-ray bursters can emit fairly strongly at x-ray energies near the time of the ..gamma.. burst with L/sub x//L/sub ..gamma../ approx. .02 (L/sub x/ approx. 10/sup 37/ ergs s/sup -1/, 3 to 10 keV, assuming a distance of 1 kpc); (2) the centroid of the x-ray emission generally lags the ..gamma..-ray centroid, but there is also evidence for one or more types of x-ray precursor activity; (3) the ..gamma..-ray hardness ratios were not highly variable for these particular events. However, there is some evidence that the ..gamma..-ray spectra softened near the ends of the bursts when the x-ray/..gamma..-ray ratios were high; (4) the x-ray/..gamma..-ray power law number index during times of the strongest ..gamma..-ray emission ranged from 0.8 to approx. 1.1 for the four bursts; (5) the x-ray tail of GB790307 probably can be modeled as the cooling of hot plasma generated during the ..gamma..-ray burst. Simple versions of this model can be used to estimate various source parameters. These estimates imply a distance of a few hundred to a few thousand pc; (6) gamma-ray bursters probably do not produce events similar to classical x-ray bursts independently of the ..gamma..-ray emission.

Laros, J.G.; Evans, W.D.; Fenimore, E.E.; Klebesadel, R.W.; Shulman, S.; Fritz, G.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A hybrid double-dot in silicon  

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We report electrical measurements of a single arsenic dopant atom in the tunnel barrier of a silicon single-electron transistor (SET). In addition to performing the electrical characterisation of the individual dopants, we study the series electrical transport through the dopant and SET. We measure the bias triangles of this hybrid double-dot and show that we can tune the electrostatic coupling between the two sub-systems. Additionally, we measured SET in which an additional plunger gate allows the reduction of the electron number in the SET down to the few-electron regime where the dot presents well-defined spin configurations. Finally, we discuss the challenges of operating a dopant-dot hybrid system in the few-electron regime.

Gonzalez-Zalba, M. F.; Heiss, D.; Ferguson, A. J. [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient jitter compensation using double exponential smoothing  

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This paper proposes a new jitter reduction scheme based on double exponential smoothing (DES). We compare this DES-based method to jitter reduction methods based on the Kalman filter (KF) and extended Kalman filter (EKF), two well-known methods of jitter reduction. To evaluate the jitter reduction performance, we used a laser pointer interaction system with a known problem with jittery laser spot movements caused by natural hand tremors. We show that the DES-based scheme runs approximately 100 times faster than the EKF-based method and 19 times faster than the KF-based method. Furthermore, in terms of jitter reduction, the proposed DES-based method yields approximately 18% better results than the EKF-based method and 20% better results than the KF-based method.

Min Gyo Chung; Sang-Kyun Kim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Range Separated Brueckner Coupled Cluster Doubles Theory  

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We introduce a range-separation approximation to coupled cluster doubles (CCD) theory that successfully overcomes limitations of regular CCD when applied to the uniform electron gas. We combine the short-range ladder channel with the long-range ring channel in the presence of a Bruckner renormalized one-body interaction and obtain ground-state energies with an accuracy of 0.001 a.u./electron across a wide range of density regimes. Our scheme is particularly useful in the low-density and strongly-correlated regimes, where regular CCD has serious drawbacks. Moreover, we cure the infamous overcorrelation of approaches based on ring diagrams (i.e. the particle-hole random phase approximation). Our energies are further shown to have appropriate basis set and thermodynamic limit convergence, and overall this scheme promises energetic properties for realistic periodic and extended systems which existing methods do not possess.

Shepherd, James J; Scuseria, Gustavo E

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Experimental searches of neutrinoless double beta decay  

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Neutrinoless double decay is a unique probe for lepton number conservation and neutrino properties. It allows to investigate the Dirac/Majorana nature of the neutrinos and their absolute mass scale (hierarchy problem) with unprecedented sensitivity. A number of experiments are presently under preparation to cover the quasi-degenerate region of the neutrino mass spectrum. Improved sensitivities are however required to sound the so-called inverted hierarchy region. This is a real challenge faced by a number of new proposed projects, based either on large expansions of the present experiments or on new ideas top improve the technical performance or reduce the background contributions. A review of the most relevant ongoing experiments is given. The most relevant parameters contributing to the experimental sensitivity are discussed and a critical comparison of the future projects is proposed.

Oliviero Cremonesi

2012-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Shell Tank (DST) Utilities Specification  

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This specification establishes the performance requirements and provides the references to the requisite codes and standards to he applied during the design of the Double-Shell Tank (DST) Utilities Subsystems that support the first phase of waste feed delivery (WFD). The DST Utilities Subsystems provide electrical power, raw/potable water, and service/instrument air to the equipment and structures used to transfer low-activity waste (LAW) and high-level waste (HLW) to designated DST staging tanks. The DST Utilities Subsystems also support the equipment and structures used to deliver blended LAW and HLW feed from these staging tanks to the River Protection Project (RPP) Privatization Contractor facility where the waste will be immobilized. This specification is intended to be the basis for new projects/installations. This specification is not intended to retroactively affect previously established project design criteria without specific direction by the program.

SUSIENE, W.T.

2000-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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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 NMEs are reduced by 20%30% thus the discrepancies between both approaches diminish.

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

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure  

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Deep subwavelength plasmonic waveguide switch in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka in double graphene layer structure Hideo Iizuka1,a) and Shanhui Fan2,b) 1 Toyota Central Research December 2013) Graphene provides excellent prospects of the dynamic tunability, low propagation loss

Fan, Shanhui

286

Double quantum dot as a minimal thermoelectric generator  

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Based on numerical renormalization group calculations, we demonstrate that experimentally realized double quantum dots constitute a minimal thermoelectric generator. In the Kondo regime, one quantum dot acts as an n-type and the other one as a p-type thermoelectric device. Properly connected, a capacitively coupled double quantum dot provides a miniature power supply utilizing the thermal energy of the environment.

S. Donsa; S. Andergassen; K. Held

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategies for Next Generation Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments  

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Strategies for Next Generation Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments F. T. Avignone III A brief discussion of the connection between neutrino oscillation data and predictions of neutrinoless the necessary tools for comparative evaluation. 1. INTRODUCTION Neutrinoless double-beta (0)-decay has been

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Neutrinoless double-beta decay. A brief review  

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In this brief review we discuss the generation of Majorana neutrino masses through the see-saw mechanism, the theory of neutrinoless double-beta decay, the implications of neutrino oscillation data for the effective Majorana mass, taking into account the recent Daya Bay measurement of theta_13, and the interpretation of the results of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments.

S. M. Bilenky; C. Giunti

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The fraction of double degenerates among DA white dwarfs  

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We present the results of a radial velocity survey designed to measure the fraction of double degenerates among DA white dwarfs. The narrow core of the H-alpha line was observed twice or more for 46 white dwarfs yielding radial velocities accurate to a few km/s. This makes our survey the most sensitive to the detection of double degenerates undertaken to date. We found no new double degenerates in our sample, though H-alpha emission from distant companions is seen in two systems. Two stars known to be double degenerates prior to our observations are included in the analysis. We find a 95% probability that the fraction of double degenerates among DA white dwarfs lies in the range [0.017,0.19].

P. F. L. Maxted; T. R. Marsh

1999-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Single- and double-charge exchange at low pion energies  

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A review is given of pion single- and double-charge exchange reactions at incident energies of 25 to 65 MeV leading to isobaric analog states, and in the case of double-charge exchange leading to the ground state of the residual nucleus. The crucial role of the higher nuclear transparency at low pion energies for the analysis of the data in terms of single and double scattering is demonstrated. The large effects on double-charge exchange produced by the spatial correlations in nuclear wave functions are evident. The data on 1f{sub 7/2} nuclei at 35 MeV are used to establish the general validity of a shell-model-based two-amplitude model for these transitions. Recent measurements of the energy dependence between 25 and 65 MeV of double-charge exchange cross sections at forward angles are presented and discussed. 33 refs., 19 figs.

Baer, H.W.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First results on neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130 with the calorimetric cuoricino experiment  

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Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay arXiv:hep-on Evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay- arXiv:hep-Results on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of 130 Te with the

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Half-lives of Double $\\beta ^+$-decay with Two Neutrinos  

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Nuclear double $\\beta ^-$-decays with two neutrinos were observed for many years and a systematic law describing the relation between their half-lives and decay energies was also proposed recently [Phys. Rev. C89, 064603 (2014)]. However, double $\\beta ^+$-decay ($\\beta ^+\\beta^+)$ with emission of both two positrons and two neutrinos has not been observed up to date. In this article, we perform a systematic analysis on the candidates of double $\\beta ^+$-decay, based on the 2012 nuclear mass table. Eight nuclei are found to be the good candidates for double $\\beta ^+$-decay and their half-lives are predicted according to the generalization of the systematic law to double $\\beta ^+$-decay. As far as we know, there is no theoretical result on double $\\beta ^+$-decay of nucleus $^{154}Dy$ and our result is the first prediction on this nucleus. This is also the first complete research on eight double $\\beta ^+$-decay candidates based on the available data of nuclear masses. It is expected that the calculated hal...

Ren, Yuejiao

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Superconvergence of period doubling cascade in trapezoid maps  

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In the symmetric and the asymmetric trapezoid maps, as a slope of the trapezoid is increased, the period doubling cascade occurs and the symbolic sequence of periodic points is the Metropolis-Stein-Stein sequence and the convergence of the onset point of the period 2^m solution to the accumulation point is exponentially fast. We reported these results previously. In this paper, we give the detailed description of the proof on the results. Further, we study the period doubling cascade starting from period p solution and show the superconvergence of the period doubling cascade.

T. Uezu

2000-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

295

Photo-double-ionization of the nitrogen molecule  

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The triple differential cross sections of the photo-double-ionization of the nitrogen molecule to the X 1?+g and a3?u N22+ states have been measured at about 20 eV above their respective ionization thresholds in the equal energy sharing kinematics and calculated using a model which makes use of correlated two-center double continuum wave functions. The comparison of the results with those obtained by the Gaussian parametrization method applied in the past with success to heliumlike targets shows the influence of the molecular nature of the N2 target in the photo-double-ionization.

P. Bolognesi; B. Joulakian; A. A. Bulychev; O. Chuluunbaatar; L. Avaldi

2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - aligned double-walled carbon Sample Search...  

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Summary: , and H. M. Cheng. Polarized raman analysis of aligned double- walled carbon nanotubes. Physical Review B... Nonlinear Oscillations of a Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube...

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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

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SciTech Connect: What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta...  

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What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments? Citation Details In-Document Search Title: What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments?...

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A Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with EXO-200 .  

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??This work presents a search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe using data from the EXO-200 detector collected between 2011 and 2012. Neutrinoless double (more)

Slutsky, Simon

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new study of the $^{22}$Ne(p,$?$)$^{23}$Na reaction deep underground: Feasibility, setup, and first observation of the 186 keV resonance  

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The $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na reaction takes part in the neon-sodium cycle of hydrogen burning. This cycle is active in asymptotic giant branch stars as well as in novae and contributes to the nucleosythesis of neon and sodium isotopes. In order to reduce the uncertainties in the predicted nucleosynthesis yields, new experimental efforts to measure the $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na cross section directly at the astrophysically relevant energies are needed. In the present work, a feasibility study for a $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na experiment at the Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (LUNA) 400\\,kV accelerator deep underground in the Gran Sasso laboratory, Italy, is reported. The ion beam induced $\\gamma$-ray background has been studied. The feasibility study led to the first observation of the $E_{\\rm p}$ = 186\\,keV resonance in a direct experiment. An experimental lower limit of 0.12\\,$\\times$\\,10$^{-6}$\\,eV has been obtained for the resonance strength. Informed by the feasibility study, a dedicated experimental setup for the $^{22}$Ne(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$Na experiment has been developed. The new setup has been characterized by a study of the temperature and pressure profiles. The beam heating effect that reduces the effective neon gas density due to the heating by the incident proton beam has been studied using the resonance scan technique, and the size of this effect has been determined for a neon gas target.

F. Cavanna; R. Depalo; M. -L. Menzel; M. Aliotta; M. Anders; D. Bemmerer; C. Broggini; C. G. Bruno; A. Caciolli; P. Corvisiero; T. Davinson; A. di Leva; Z. Elekes; F. Ferraro; A. Formicola; Zs. Flp; G. Gervino; A. Guglielmetti; C. Gustavino; Gy. Gyrky; G. Imbriani; M. Junker; R. Menegazzo; P. Prati; C. Rossi Alvarez; D. A. Scott; E. Somorjai; O. Straniero; F. Strieder; T. Szcs; D. Trezzi

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonthermal Two Component Dark Matter Model for Fermi-LAT $\\gamma$-ray excess and 3.55 keV X-ray Line  

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A two component model of nonthermal dark matter is formulated to simultaneously explain the Fermi-LAT results indicating a $\\gamma$-ray excess observed from our Galactic Centre in the 1-3 GeV energy range and the detection of an X-ray line at 3.55 keV from extra galactic sources. Two additional Standard Model singlet scalar fields $S_2$ and $S_3$ are introduced. These fields couple among themselves and with the Standard Model Higgs doublet $H$. The interaction terms among the scalar fields, namely $H$, $S_2$ and $S_3$, are constrained by the application of a discrete $\\mathbb{Z}_2\\times \\mathbb{Z}^\\prime_2$ symmetry which breaks softly to a remnant $\\mathbb{Z}^{\\prime \\prime}_2$ symmetry. This residual discrete symmetry is then spontaneously broken through an MeV order vacuum expectation value $u$ of the singlet scalar field $S_3$. The resultant physical scalar spectrum has the Standard Model like Higgs as $\\chi_{{}_{{}_1}}$ with $M_{\\chi_{{}_{{}_1}}}\\sim 125$ GeV, a moderately heavy scalar $\\chi_{{}_{{}_2}}$...

Biswas, Anirban; Roy, Probir

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atom penetration from a thin film into the substrate during sputtering by polyenergetic Ar{sup +} ion beam with mean energy of 9.4 keV  

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Penetration of alien atoms (Be, Ni) into Be, Al, Zr, Si and diamond was investigated under Ar{sup +} ion bombardment of samples having thermally evaporated films of 30--50 nm. Sputtering was carried out using a wide energy spectrum beam of Ar{sup +} ions of 9.4 keV to dose D = 1 {times} 10{sup 16}--10{sup 19} ion/cm{sup 2}. Implanted atom distribution in the targets was measured by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS) of H{sup +} and He{sup +} ions with energy of 1.6 MeV as well as secondary ion mass-spectrometry (SIMS). During the bombardment, the penetration depth of Ar atoms increases with dose linearly. This depth is more than 3--20 times deeper than the projected range of bombarding ions and recoil atoms. This is a deep action effect. The analysis shows that the experimental data for foreign atoms penetration depth are similar to the data calculated for atom migration through the interstitial site in a field of internal (lateral) compressive stresses created in the near-surface layer of the substrate as a result of implantation. Under these experimental conditions atom ratio r{sub i}/r{sub m} (r{sub i} -- radius of dopant, r{sub m} -- radius target of substrate) can play a principal determining role.

Kalin, B.A.; Gladkov, V.P.; Volkov, N.V.; Sabo, S.E. [Moscow Engineering Physics Inst. (Russian Federation)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Angular distribution of thick-target bremsstrahlung produced by electrons with initial energies ranging from 10 to 20 keV incident on Ag  

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Experimental results are presented comparing the intensities of the bremsstrahlung produced by electrons with initial energies ranging from 10 to 20 keV incident on a thick Ag target, measured at forward angles in the range of 0 to 55. When the data are corrected for attenuation due to photon absorption within the target, the results indicate that the detected radiation is distributed anisotropically only at photon energies k that are approximately equal to the initial energy of the incident electrons E0. The results of our experiments suggest that, as k/E0 ? 0, the detected radiation essentially becomes isotropic due primarily to the scattering of electrons within the target. A comparison to the theory of Kissel et al. [At. Data Nucl. Data Tables 28, 381 (1983)] suggests that the angular distribution of bremsstrahlung emitted by electrons incident on thick targets is similar to the angular distribution of bremsstrahlung emitted by electrons incident on free-atom targets only when k/E0 ? 1. The experimental data also are in approximate agreement with the angular distribution predictions of the Monte Carlo program penelope.

D. Gonzales; B. Cavness; S. Williams

2011-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning to Apply Metrology Principles to the Measurement of X-ray Intensities in the 500 eV to 110 keV Energy Range  

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National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), Livermore Operations, has two optical radiation calibration laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratories Accreditation Program (NVLAP) which is the accrediting body of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and is now working towards accreditation for its X-ray laboratories. NSTec operates several laboratories with X-ray sources that generate X-rays in the energy range from 50 eV to 115 keV. These X-ray sources are used to characterize and calibrate diagnostics and diagnostic components used by the various national laboratories, particularly for plasma analysis on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF). Because X-ray photon flux measurement methods that can be accredited, i.e., traceable to NIST, have not been developed for sources operating in these energy ranges, NSTec, NIST, and the National Voluntary Accreditation Program (NVLAP) together have defined a path toward the development and validation of accredited metrology methods for X-ray energies. The methodology developed for the high energy X-ray (HEX) Laboratory was NSTecs starting point for X-ray metrology accreditation and will be the basis for the accredited processes in the other X-ray laboratories. This paper will serve as a teaching tool, by way of this example using the NSTec X-ray sources, for the process and methods used in developing an accredited traceable metrology.

Haugh, M. J.; Pond, T.; Silbernagel, C.; Torres, P.; Marlett, K.; Goldin, F.; Cyr, S.

2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Loss Spectra and Collision Cross Sections for Impact of 20-120-keV Positive Ions on Molecular Nitrogen  

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Inelastic energy-loss spectra induced by impact of H+, H2+, and Ar+ on N2 have been measured at incident ion energies of 20-120 keV, with an energy resolution of about 2 eV. Prominent peaks are observed at energy losses of 9.5 and 13.8 eV. The first of these is well resolved and is attributed to excitation of the Lyman-Birge-Hopfield (LBH) system of N2. The peak at 13.8 eV is believed due primarily to excitation of the b?u1 band of the Worley-Jenkins series. The locations of these features on the energy-loss scale do not agree with results of the electron impact work of others and, in general, show trends with projectile velocity that are consistent with an assumed enhancement of excitation to higher vibrational states with the heavier particles. Collision cross sections for excitation of the two peaks are presented, as well as the total ionization cross section and the cross section for total inelastic processes in the case of proton impact.

F. D. Schowengerdt and John T. Park

1970-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of the absolute K through O conversion coefficients of the 80-keV M4 transition in Irm193  

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We produced carrier-free, nearly isotopically pure Irm193 from thermal-neutron irradiation of Os192. From studies of the conversion-electron spectrum, the photon spectrum, and the absolute counting rates, we determined the absolute K, L1, L2, L3, M1, M3, M5, N, and O+P conversion coefficients for the first time. With possibly one exception, these values agree closely with theoretical calculations. The value for the energy of the unconverted gamma ray was found to be 80.220.02 keV. The half-life for Irm193 determined by absolute electron counting in a proportional counter of 100% counting efficiency (4??) was found to be 10.530.04 d. We have determined the L1 subshell fluorescence yield, ?1, to be 0.1200.003 for iridium. Based upon our measurements of initial and final L subshell vacancies together with a best-fit literature value for ?2, we have found a plausible value for the Coster-Kronig coefficient f12 to be 0.0910.011.

M. Lindner; R. Gunnink; R. J. Nagle

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Mass Transfer between Double White Dwarfs  

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Three periodically variable stars have recently been discovered (V407 Vul, P=9.5 min; ES Cet, P=10.3 min; RX J0806.3+1527, P=5.3 min) with properties that suggest that their photometric periods are also their orbital periods, making them the most compact binary stars known. If true, this might indicate that close, detached, double white dwarfs are able to survive the onset of mass transfer caused by gravitational wave radiation and emerge as the semi-detached, hydrogen-deficient stars known as the AM CVn stars. The accreting white dwarfs in such systems are large compared to the orbital separations. This has two effects: first it makes it likely that the mass transfer stream can hit the accretor directly, and second it causes a loss of angular momentum from the orbit which can destabilise the mass transfer unless the angular momentum lost to the accretor can be transferred back to the orbit. The effect of the destabilisation is to reduce the number of systems which survive mass transfer by as much as one hundred-fold. In this paper we analyse this destabilisation and the stabilising effect of a dissipative torque between the accretor and the binary orbit. We obtain analytic criteria for the stability of both disc-fed and direct impact accretion, and carry out numerical integrations to assess the importance of secondary effects, the chief one being that otherwise stable systems can exceed the Eddington accretion rate. We show that to have any effect upon survival rates, the synchronising torque must act on a timescale of order 1000 years or less. If synchronisation torques are this strong, then they will play a significant role in the spin rates of white dwarfs in cataclysmic variable stars as well.

T. R. Marsh; G. Nelemans; D. Steeghs

2003-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 | Department of Energy  

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis LEXINGTON, Ky. - The conversion plants at EM's Paducah and Portsmouth sites surpassed a fiscal year 2013 goal by converting 13,679 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), more than doubling production a year earlier. EM's Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and contractor Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC (BWCS) began operations in 2011 to convert the nation's 800,000-metric-ton inventory of DUF6 to more benign forms for sale, ultimate disposal or long-term storage. "Since 2011, we have been ramping up production to determine and achieve the safe, sustainable operating rate of the plants," said George E.

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Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California,  

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Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: Non-Double-Couple Microearthquakes At Long Valley Caldera, California, Provide Evidence For Hydraulic Fracturing Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Most of 26 small (0.4<~M<~3.1) microearthquakes at Long Valley caldera in mid-1997, analyzed using data from a dense temporary network of 69 digital three-component seismometers, have significantly non-double-couple focal mechanisms, inconsistent with simple shear faulting. We determined their mechanisms by inverting P- and S-wave polarities and amplitude ratios using linear-programming methods, and

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 | Department of Energy  

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DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 DUF6 Project Doubles Production in 2013 November 26, 2013 - 12:00pm Addthis LEXINGTON, Ky. - The conversion plants at EM's Paducah and Portsmouth sites surpassed a fiscal year 2013 goal by converting 13,679 metric tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6), more than doubling production a year earlier. EM's Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) and contractor Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services LLC (BWCS) began operations in 2011 to convert the nation's 800,000-metric-ton inventory of DUF6 to more benign forms for sale, ultimate disposal or long-term storage. "Since 2011, we have been ramping up production to determine and achieve the safe, sustainable operating rate of the plants," said George E.

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Kinetic Alfven double layer formed by electron viscosity  

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The effect of the electron viscosity on the kinetic Alfven solitary wave is investigated. It is found that small electron viscosity changes the electron motion along the magnetic field producing a boundary layer, and thus that in a low beta electron-ion plasma({beta} Much-Less-Than m{sub e}/m{sub i}), an obliquely propagating kinetic solitary Alfven wave can become a double layer. This double layer can exist in the sub-Alfvenic and super-Alfvenic regimes. The length scale of density drop for this double layer is on the order of that of the conventional kinetic solitary Alfven wave, and thus this double layer can accelerate electrons on a very short length scale.

Woo, M. H.; Ryu, C.-M. [Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Choi, C. R. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconductivity in Bundles of Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes  

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We present electrical and thermal specific heat measurements that show superconductivity in double-wall carbon nanotube (DWCNT) bundles. Clear evidence, comprising a resistance drop as a function of temperature, magnetoresistance ...

Shi, Wu

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Characterization of double walled carbon nanotubes-polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites  

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One of the main objectives of this thesis is to disperse double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNT) in a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) matrix, and to characterize the resulting composite using electrical, thermal, and mechanical characterization...

Almasri, Atheer Mohammad

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Student's difficulties with the theory of double-slit interference  

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developed abstract thinking abilities [3, 4]. The remainder are unable to learn physics by listening arrangement for theoretical treatment of double-slit interference. Figure 2. The mechanical device

Planin?iè, Gorazd

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Youngs double-slit interference experiment with electrons  

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In this short Note we report a method for producing samples containing two nano-sized slits suitable for demonstrating to undergraduate and graduate students the double-slit electron interference experiment in a conventional transmission electron microscope.

S. Frabboni; G. C. Gazzadi; G. Pozzi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comment on "Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay"  

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We comment on the recent claim for the experimental observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay. We discuss several limitations in the analysis provided in that paper and conclude that there is no basis for the presented claim.

C. E. Aalseth; F. T. Avignone III; A. Barabash; F. Boehm; R. L. Brodzinski; J. I. Collar; P. J. Doe; H. Ejiri; S. R. Elliott; E. Fiorini; R. J. Gaitskell; G. Gratta; R. Hazama; K. Kazkaz; G. S. King III; R. T. Kouzes; H. S. Miley; M. K. Moe; A. Morales; J. Morales; A. Piepke; R. G. H. Robertson; W. Tornow; P. Vogel; R. A. Warner; J. F. Wilkerson

2002-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Double Auction experiments and their relevance for emissions trading  

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In this article, we discuss selected methodological problems from previous Double Auction (DA) experiments and analyze the two following questions experimentally. Firstly, does the framing of the decision situati...

Bodo Sturm

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glass Does a Double-Take | Advanced Photon Source  

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| 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Glass Does a Double-Take APRIL 4, 2008 Bookmark and Share Predicted phase diagram as a...

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Double beta decay experiments: beginning of a new era  

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The review of current experiments on search and studying of double beta decay processes is done. Results of the most sensitive experiments are discussed and values of modern limits on effective Majorana neutrino mass ($) are given. New results on two neutrino double beta decay are presented. The special attention is given to new current experiments with mass of studied isotopes more than 100 kg, EXO--200 and KamLAND--Zen. These experiments open a new era in research of double beta decay. In the second part of the review prospects of search for neutrinoless double beta decay in new experiments with sensitivity to $$ at the level of $\\sim 0.01-0.1$ eV are discussed. Parameters and characteristics of the most perspective projects (CUORE, GERDA, MAJORANA, SuperNEMO, EXO, KamLAND--Zen, SNO+) are given.

A. S. Barabash

2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Band Tunneling through Double Barrier in Bilayer Graphene  

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By taking into account the full four band energy spectrum, we calculate the transmission probability and conductance of electrons across symmetric and asymmetric double potential barrier with a confined interlayer potential difference in bilayer graphene. For energies less than the interlayer coupling \\gamma_{1}, E \\gamma_{1}, we obtain four possible ways for transmission resulting from the two propagating modes. We compute the associated transmission probabilities as well as their contribution to the conductance, study the effect of the double barrier geometry.

Hasan A. Alshehab; Hocine Bahlouli; Abderrahim El Mouhafid; Ahmed Jellal

2014-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamics of microcavity exciton polaritons in a Josephson double dimer  

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We study the dynamics of exciton polaritons in a double-well configuration. The system consists of two weakly coupled Bose-Josephson junctions, each corresponding to a different circular polarization of the polaritons, forming a Josephson double dimer. We show that the Josephson oscillation between the wells is strongly coupled to the polarization rotation and that, consequently, Josephson excitation is periodically exchanged between the two polarizations. Linearized analysis agrees well with numerical simulations using typical experimental parameters.

Christine Khripkov; Carlo Piermarocchi; Amichay Vardi

2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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What can we learn from neutrinoless double beta decay experiments?  

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We assess how well next generation neutrinoless double beta decay and normal neutrino beta decay experiments can answer four fundamental questions. 1) If neutrinoless double beta decay searches do not detect a signal, and if the spectrum is known to be inverted hierarchy, can we conclude that neutrinos are Dirac particles? 2) If neutrinoless double beta decay searches are negative and a next generation ordinary beta decay experiment detects the neutrino mass scale, can we conclude that neutrinos are Dirac particles? 3) If neutrinoless double beta decay is observed with a large neutrino mass element, what is the total mass in neutrinos? 4) If neutrinoless double beta decay is observed but next generation beta decay searches for a neutrino mass only set a mass upper limit, can we establish whether the mass hierarchy is normal or inverted? We base our answers on the expected performance of next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiments and on simulations of the accuracy of calculations of nuclear matrix elements.

John N. Bahcall; Hitoshi Murayama; Carlos Pena-Garay

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics design of a 100 keV acceleration grid system for the diagnostic neutral beam for international tokamak experimental reactor  

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This paper describes the physics design of a 100 keV, 60 A H{sup -} accelerator for the diagnostic neutral beam (DNB) for international tokamak experimental reactor (ITER). The accelerator is a three grid system comprising of 1280 apertures, grouped in 16 groups with 80 apertures per beam group. Several computer codes have been used to optimize the design which follows the same philosophy as the ITER Design Description Document (DDD) 5.3 and the 1 MeV heating and current drive beam line [R. Hemsworth, H. Decamps, J. Graceffa, B. Schunke, M. Tanaka, M. Dremel, A. Tanga, H. P. L. De Esch, F. Geli, J. Milnes, T. Inoue, D. Marcuzzi, P. Sonato, and P. Zaccaria, Nucl. Fusion 49, 045006 (2009)]. The aperture shapes, intergrid distances, and the extractor voltage have been optimized to minimize the beamlet divergence. To suppress the acceleration of coextracted electrons, permanent magnets have been incorporated in the extraction grid, downstream of the cooling water channels. The electron power loads on the extractor and the grounded grids have been calculated assuming 1 coextracted electron per ion. The beamlet divergence is calculated to be 4 mrad. At present the design for the filter field of the RF based ion sources for ITER is not fixed, therefore a few configurations of the same have been considered. Their effect on the transmission of the electrons and beams through the accelerator has been studied. The OPERA-3D code has been used to estimate the aperture offset steering constant of the grounded grid and the extraction grid, the space charge interaction between the beamlets and the kerb design required to compensate for this interaction. All beamlets in the DNB must be focused to a single point in the duct, 20.665 m from the grounded grid, and the required geometrical aimings and aperture offsets have been calculated.

Singh, M. J. [ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India); De Esch, H. P. L. [CEA-Cadarache, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Next Generation Neutrinoless Double -Decay Experiments Andreas Piepke, R.G. Hamish Robertson  

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of this ambitious program...". The Long Range Plan further states: "... neutrinoless double beta decay experiments

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High resolution bragg focusing optics for synchrotron monochromators and analyzers  

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A number of different applications for high resolution Bragg Focusing Optics are reviewed. Applications include Sagittal Focusing, Energy Dispersive optics for x-ray absorption and diffraction, a curved analyzer-multichannel detector method for efficient acquisition of powder and small angle scattering data, the use of Backscattering Analyzers for very high resolution inelastic scattering, and curved crystals for high energy applications.

Knapp, G.S.; Beno, M.A.; Gofron, K.J.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of  

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Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of lead emission intensity dependence on the wavelengths and sample matrix Title Double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; experimental study of lead emission intensity dependence on the wavelengths and sample matrix Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Piscitelli, Vincent, Mauro A. Martinez, Alberto J. Fernandez, Jhanis J. Gonzalez, Xianglei Mao, and Richard E. Russo Journal Spectrochimica Acta Part B Volume 64 Issue 2 Pagination 147-154 Date Published 02/2009 Keywords Double pulse LIBS, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, lead Abstract Lead (Pb) emission intensity (atomic line 405.78 nm) dependence on the sample matrix (metal alloy) was studied by means of collinear double pulse (DP)-laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The measurement of the emission intensity produced by three different wavelength combinations (i.e. I:532 nm-II:1064 nm, I:532 nm-II:532 nm, and I:532 nm-II:355 nm) from three series of standard reference materials showed that the lead atomic line 405.78 nm emission intensity was dependent on the sample matrix for all the combination of wavelengths, however reduced dependency was found for the wavelength combination I:532 nm-II:355 nm.

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Localized model for systems with double-exchange coupling  

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Magnetic spins in crystals of mixed valence can simultaneously experience two kinds of coupling: the superexchange and the double exchange. The latter coupling, first invoked by Zener and further worked out by Anderson and Hasegawa, is mediated by additional electrons or holes introduced into the system. In the present paper an effective site-spins interaction Hamiltonian for double exchange is formulated. This Hamiltonian involves ascending powers of the bilinear interaction S?iS?j. The highest power is determined by the value of the site spin. Thus, for spin- the double exchange interaction looks like the ordinary Heisenberg-type coupling. Spin-1 Hamiltonian contains also a biquadratic coupling. Spin-32 includes a bicubic interaction, spin-2 a biquartic one, etc. It is argued that a localized description of systems with the double exchange is usually sufficient. The phase diagrams are entirely different from the one predicted by the semiclassical (large-spin) band theory proposed by de Gennes. The critical concentrations of the carriers are evaluated at T=0 K in the mean-field-theory approximation. An applied magnetic field is shown to have little influence on the strength of the double-exchange coupling. Spin configurations in the presence of the field are also discussed. Finally, a spin-wave theory for such systems is constructed.

M. Cieplak

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systematic decomposition of the neutrinoless double beta decay operator  

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We discuss the systematic decomposition of the dimension nine neutrinoless double beta decay operator, focusing on mechanisms with potentially small contributions to neutrino mass, while being accessible at the LHC. We first provide a (d=9 tree-level) complete list of diagrams for neutrinoless double beta decay. From this list one can easily recover all previously discussed contributions to the neutrinoless double beta decay process, such as the celebrated mass mechanism or "exotics", such as contributions from left-right symmetric models, R-parity violating supersymmetry and leptoquarks. More interestingly, however, we identify a number of new possibilities which have not been discussed in the literature previously. Contact to earlier works based on a general Lorentz-invariant parametrisation of the neutrinoless double beta decay rate is made, which allows, in principle, to derive limits on all possible contributions. We furthermore discuss possible signals at the LHC for mediators leading to the short-range part of the amplitude with one specific example. The study of such contributions would gain particular importance if there were a tension between different measurements of neutrino mass such as coming from neutrinoless double beta decay and cosmology or single beta decay.

Florian Bonnet; Martin Hirsch; Toshihiko Ota; Walter Winter

2012-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

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SPUTTERING AND MOLECULAR SYNTHESIS INDUCED BY 100 keV PROTONS IN CONDENSED CO{sub 2} AND RELEVANCE TO THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM  

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We present results on sputtering and radiation chemistry of CO{sub 2} films induced by 100 keV H{sup +} at 25 and 50 K. Using a quartz crystal microbalance, we measure a sputtering yield (SY) between {approx}10 and 20 CO{sub 2} equivalent per ion at 25 K. The yield at 50 K is similar to that at 25 K at low fluences, but increases to {approx}2400 by mid-10{sup 14} H{sup +} cm{sup -2} and declines at higher fluence. Irradiation to 1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 15} H{sup +} cm{sup -2} depletes {approx}85%-90% of the initial film mass at 50 K, compared to 3% at 25 K. In both cases, mass spectrometry shows that CO is the dominant constituent in the sputtered flux, followed by O{sub 2}, O, and CO{sub 2}. Using infrared spectroscopy, we monitor the depletion of CO{sub 2} and the accumulation of CO and O{sub 2} and minor species as O{sub 3} and CO{sub 3}. We determine G(-CO{sub 2}) = 2.6 {+-} 0.3, the number of CO{sub 2} destroyed per 100 eV at 25 K. A significant fraction of the radiolyzed CO and O{sub 2} are retained in the film at 25 K; only those near the surface are removed during irradiation, contributing to a smaller SY. At 50 K, CO and O{sub 2} are unstable along the 'hot' ion track and are expelled possibly from the entire depth of the film. Our results, and the lack of detection of CO in the exospheres around Rhea and Dione, show that the CO{sub 2} does not originate from sputtering, since otherwise the exosphere would be dominated by CO, the main molecule in the sputtered flux. We suggest that the exospheric CO{sub 2} is thermally released from an endogenic source.

Raut, U.; Baragiola, R. A. [Laboratory for Atomic and Surface Physics, University of Virginia, Thornton Hall B103, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (United States)

2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Tables and graphs of photon-interaction cross sections from 0. 1 keV to 100 MeV derived from the LLL evaluated-nuclear-data library  

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Energy-dependent evaluated photon interaction cross sections and related parameters are presented for elements H through Cf(Z = 1 to 98). Data are given over the energy range from 0.1 keV to 100 MeV. The related parameters include form factors and average energy deposits per collision (with and without fluorescence). Fluorescence information is given for all atomic shells that can emit a photon with a kinetic energy of 0.1 keV or more. In addition, the following macroscopic properties are given: total mean free path and energy deposit per centimeter. This information is derived from the Livermore Evaluated-Nuclear-Data Library (ENDL) as of October 1978.

Plechaty, E.F.; Cullen, D.E.; Howerton, R.J.

1981-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: News Feature - Nation Could Double Energy Productivity  

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Nation Could Double Energy Productivity Nation Could Double Energy Productivity February 7, 2013 Photo of NREL Director Dan Arvizu speaking at NREL. Enlarge image NREL Director Dan Arvizu and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts said that the United States can double its energy productivity by 2030 - and do so in ways that bolster the nation's economy. In this photo, Arvizu speaks to commercial building stakeholders at NREL. Credit: Dennis Schroeder Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have long understood that using energy more efficiently can be just as beneficial as finding new ways to produce energy more efficiently. On Feb. 7, NREL Director Dan Arvizu and a blue-ribbon panel of 20 energy experts drove that message home, declaring that the United States can

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CIRCUMSTELLAR ABSORPTION IN DOUBLE DETONATION TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE  

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Upon formation, degenerate He core white dwarfs are surrounded by a radiative H-rich layer primarily supported by ideal gas pressure. In this Letter, we examine the effect of this H-rich layer on mass transfer in He+C/O double white dwarf binaries that will eventually merge and possibly yield a Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) in the double detonation scenario. Because its thermal profile and equation of state differ from the underlying He core, the H-rich layer is transferred stably onto the C/O white dwarf prior to the He core's tidal disruption. We find that this material is ejected from the binary system and sweeps up the surrounding interstellar medium hundreds to thousands of years before the SN Ia. The close match between the resulting circumstellar medium profiles and values inferred from recent observations of circumstellar absorption in SNe Ia gives further credence to the resurgent double detonation scenario.

Shen, Ken J. [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Guillochon, James [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States); Foley, Ryan J., E-mail: kenshen@astro.berkeley.edu [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK THERMAL AND SEISMIC PROJECT SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANKS  

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M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site Double-Shell Tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled Double-Shell Tank (DST) Integrity Project - DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses. The original scope of the project was to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST System at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14. The work described herein was performed in support of the seismic analysis of the DSTs. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). Although Milestone M-48-14 has been met, Revision I is being issued to address external review comments with emphasis on changes in the modeling of anchor bolts connecting the concrete dome and the steel primary tank. The work statement provided to M&D (PNNL 2003) required that a nonlinear soil structure interaction (SSI) analysis be performed on the DSTs. The analysis is required to include the effects of sliding interfaces and fluid sloshing (fluid-structure interaction). SSI analysis has traditionally been treated by frequency domain computer codes such as SHAKE (Schnabel, et al. 1972) and SASSI (Lysmer et al. 1999a). Such frequency domain programs are limited to the analysis of linear systems. Because of the contact surfaces, the response of the DSTs to a seismic event is inherently nonlinear and consequently outside the range of applicability of the linear frequency domain programs. That is, the nonlinear response of the DSTs to seismic excitation requires the use of a time domain code. The capabilities and limitations of the commercial time domain codes ANSYS{reg_sign} and MSC Dytran{reg_sign} for performing seismic SSI analysis of the DSTs and the methodology required to perform the detailed seismic analysis of the DSTs has been addressed in Rinker et al (2006a). On the basis of the results reported in Rinker et al. (2006a), it is concluded that time-domain SSI analysis using ANSYS{reg_sign} is justified for predicting the global response of the DSTs. The most significant difference between the current revision (Revision 1) of this report and the original issue (Revision 0) is the treatment of the anchor bolts that tie the steel dome of the primary tank to the concrete tank dome.

MACKEY TC; RINKER MW; CARPENTER BG; HENDRIX C; ABATT FG

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANK (DST) THERMAL & SEISMIC PROJECT SEISMIC ANALYSIS OF HANFORD DOUBLE SHELL TANKS  

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M&D Professional Services, Inc. (M&D) is under subcontract to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to perform seismic analysis of the Hanford Site double-shell tanks (DSTs) in support of a project entitled ''Double-Shell Tank (DSV Integrity Project--DST Thermal and Seismic Analyses)''. The overall scope of the project is to complete an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of record of the DST system at Hanford in support of Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-48-14, The work described herein was performed in support of the seismic analysis of the DSTs. The thermal and operating loads analysis of the DSTs is documented in Rinker et al. (2004). The work statement provided to M&D (PNNL 2003) required that the seismic analysis of the DSTs assess the impacts of potentially non-conservative assumptions in previous analyses and account for the additional soil mass due to the as-found soil density increase, the effects of material degradation, additional thermal profiles applied to the full structure including the soil-structure response with the footings, the non-rigid (low frequency) response of the tank roof, the asymmetric seismic-induced soil loading, the structural discontinuity between the concrete tank wall and the support footing and the sloshing of the tank waste. The seismic analysis considers the interaction of the tank with the surrounding soil and the effects of the primary tank contents. The DSTs and the surrounding soil are modeled as a system of finite elements. The depth and width of the soil incorporated into the analysis model are sufficient to obtain appropriately accurate analytical results. The analyses required to support the work statement differ from previous analysis of the DSTs in that the soil-structure interaction (SSI) model includes several (nonlinear) contact surfaces in the tank structure, and the contained waste must be modeled explicitly in order to capture the fluid-structure interaction behavior between the primary tank and contained waste.

MACKEY, T.C.

2006-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of Double-Waist Chicane Optics in SPEAR3  

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The SPEAR3 accelerator upgrade opened up two 7.6m racetrack straights in the magnet lattice. In one of these straights, we recently added a magnetic chicane to separate two insertion device (ID) beam lines by 10mrad. A quadrupole triplet in the center creates a ''double focus'' optics with {beta}y = 1.6m at the middle of each ID, hence the term ''double-waist chicane''. The new optics also reduced {beta}y in the four matching straights adjacent to the racetrack straights to 2.5m. In this paper, we outline design features of the optics and physical implementation of the lattice.

Corbett, J.; Cornacchia, M.; Dao, T.; Dell'Orco, D.; Rafael, F.; Harrington, D.; Hettel, R.; Huang, X.; Nosochkov, Y.; Rabedeau, T.; Rarback, H.; Ringwall, A.; Safranek,; Scott, B.; Sebek, J.; Tanabe, J.; Terebilo, A.; Wermelskirchen, C.; Widmeyer, M.; /SLAC, SSRL; Yoon, Moohyun; /POSTECH

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The fabrication of double shell targets for NOVA  

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At scales appropriate to the National Ignition Facility, calculations indicate double shell capsules reach ignition conditions with room temperature fuel. Los Alamos is laying the groundwork for these double shell ignition targets with a preliminary campaign on Nova. The target design features a 260 {micro}m O.D. inner glass capsule with an I.D. of approximately 200 {micro}m, containing deuterium gas, centered inside a machined polymer shell. The central capsule was supported either with a 30 mg/cc foam or with two polymer films, each less than 0.1 {micro}m in thickness. The materials, machining, assembly, and characterization of the targets are discussed.

Duke, J.R.; Elliott, N.E.; Moore, J.E.; Gomez, V.M.; Manzanares, R.; Rivera, G.; Watt, R.; Varnum, W.S.; Gobby, P.L. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Progress toward Ignition with Noncryogenic Double-Shell Capsules  

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Inertial confinement fusion implosions using capsules with two concentric shells separated by a low density region (double shells) are reported which closely follow one dimensional (1D) radiatively driven hydrodynamics simulations. Capsule designs which mitigate Au M -band radiation asymmetries appear to correspond more closely to 1D simulations than targets lacking mitigation of hohlraum drive M -band nonuniformities. One capsule design achieves over 50% of the unperturbed 1D calculated yield at a convergence ratio of 25.5, comparable to that of a double-shell design for an ignition capsule at the National Ignition Facility. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Varnum, W. S.; Delamater, N. D.; Evans, S. C.; Gobby, P. L.; Moore, J. E.; Wallace, J. M.; Watt, R. G.; Colvin, J. D.; Turner, R.; Glebov, V. (and others) [and others

2000-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

339

Microconvection effects at double?diffusive gradient zone boundaries  

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Microconvection in double?diffusive gradient zones is predicted to occur near the zone boundaries because of effects of boundary undulation and temperature modulation caused by impinging thermals in adjacent convecting zones. The equations that govern convective motion in a double?diffusive horizontal slab are solved for boundary conditions that incorporate these effects. Solution of these equations predicts a weakened salinity gradient near the gradient zone boundary between the rising thermals. When the salinity gradient is too weak instability occurs taking the form of descending plumes which are seen in experiments.

John R. Hull; Yojana Katti

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Empirical Survey of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Matrix Elements  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay has been the subject of intensive theoretical work as it represents the only practical approach to discovering whether neutrinos are Majorana particles or not, and whether lepton number is a conserved quantum number. Available calculations of matrix elements and phase-space factors are reviewed from the perspective of a future large-scale experimental search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Somewhat unexpectedly, a uniform inverse correlation between phase space and the square of the nuclear matrix element emerges. As a consequence, no isotope is either favored or disfavored; all have qualitatively the same decay rate per unit mass for any given value of the Majorana mass.

R. G. H. Robertson

2013-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Double Shell Tank AY-102 Radioactive Waste Leak Investigation  

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PowerPoint. The objectives of this presentation are to: Describe Effort to Determine Whether Tank AY-102 Leaked; Review Probable Causes of the Tank AY-102 Leak; and, Discuss Influence of Leak on Hanfords Double-Shell Tank Integrity Program.

Washenfelder, Dennis J.

2014-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

342

Multimedia classification and event detection using double fusion  

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Multimedia Event Detection(MED) is a multimedia retrieval task with the goal of finding videos of a particular event in video archives, given example videos and event descriptions; different from MED, multimedia classification is a task that classifies ... Keywords: Double fusion, Early fusion, Feature combination, Late fusion, Multimedia event detection

Zhen-Zhong Lan, Lei Bao, Shoou-I Yu, Wei Liu, Alexander G. Hauptmann

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Effects of New Gravitational Interactions on Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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It has recently been proposed that violations of Lorentz invariance or violations of the equivalence principle can be constrained from the non-observation of neutrinoless double beta decay. We generalize this analysis to all possible new gravitational interactions and discuss briefly the constraints for different cases.

H. V. Klapdor--Kleingrothaus; H. Ps; U. Sarkar

2000-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

344

Double-Sided Cooling Design for Novel Planar Module  

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A novel packaging structure for medium power modules featuring power semiconductor switches sandwiched between two symmetric substrates that fulfill electrical conduction and insulation functions is presented. Large bonding areas between dies and substrates allow this packaging technology to offer significant improvements in electrical, thermal performance. Double-sided cooling system was dedicatedly analyzed and designed for different applications.

Ning, Puqi [ORNL; Liang, Zhenxian [ORNL; Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Wang, Fei [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Circuit QED in a double quantum dot system  

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Strong coupling peculiar feature is demonstrated in a coupled qubit-resonator system consisting of a GaAs double quantum dot and a coplanar waveguide resonator. Qubit-resonator coupling strength (g and the decoherence rate ? are directly derived from the experiment, assuring a strong coupling condition (g/? ? 2)

Toida, Hiraku; Nakajima, Takashi; Komiyama, Susumu [Department of Basic Science, University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan)

2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

346

Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay with R-parity Violation  

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We consider recently observed neutrinoless double beta decay in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model with R-parity violating couplings lambda^{'}. We observe that most of the current experimental bounds on the R-parity violating couplings do not exclude the possibility that the neutrinoless double beta decay is caused by R-parity violation. But if we consider K-bar{K} oscillation, we observe that we have to make the R-parity violating couplings generation-dependent to accomodate with the observed neutrinoless double beta decay. And furthermore, we need some mechanism to cancel the contribution to K-bar{K} mixing from a large R-parity violating coupling. We realized this cancellation by assuming that the first- and the second- generation of quark sector do not couple with the first-generation lepton sector by R-parity violating couplings except the term W=lambda_{111}^{'} L_{1} Q_{1} D_{1}^{c}, which is responsible for the observed neutrinoless double beta decay.

Yosuke Uehara

2002-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

347

Size-consistent Brueckner theory limited to double substitutions  

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A size-consistent set of equations for electron correlation which are limited to double substitutions, based on Brueckner orbitals, is discussed. Called BD theory, it is shown that at fifth order of perturbation theory, BD incorporates more terms than CCSD and QCISD. The simplicity of the equations leads to an elegant gradient theory. Preliminary applications are reported.

Nicholas C. Handy; John A. Pople; Martin Head-Gordon; Krishnan Raghavachari; Gary W. Trucks

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

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 G?d?; Wies?aw A. Kami?ski

2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

349

Generator Coordinate Method framework for Double Beta Decay  

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We propose a consistent prescription for the derivation of the particle number and angular momentum projected QRPA (PQRPA) equation in the Generator Coordinate Method (GCM) framework for calculation of NME's of double-beta decay of axially deformed nuclei. We derive closed formulae for the calculation of excitation energies and wave functions of the intermediate nucleus.

Andrzej Bobyk; Wies?aw A. Kami?ski

2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

350

Double Gamow-Teller matrix elements in the germanium region  

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The matrix elements involved in the double-beta-decay process for the nuclei Ge76 and Se82 are calculated in terms of the variational wave functions resulting from realistic effective interactions operating in the unrestricted (2p1/2, 2p3/2, 1f5/2, 1g9/2)?,? configuration space.

S. K. Sharma, G. Mukherjee, and P. K. Rath

1990-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Neutrinoless double-beta decay and seesaw mechanism  

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From the standard seesaw mechanism of neutrino mass generation, which is based on the assumption that the lepton number is violated at a large (~10exp(+15) GeV) scale, follows that the neutrinoless double-beta decay is ruled by the Majorana neutrino mass mechanism. Within this notion, for the inverted neutrino-mass hierarchy we derive allowed ranges of half-lives of the neutrinoless double-beta decay for nuclei of experimental interest with different sets of nuclear matrix elements. The present-day results of the calculation of the neutrinoless double-beta decay nuclear matrix elements are briefly discussed. We argue that if neutrinoless double-beta decay will be observed in future experiments sensitive to the effective Majorana mass in the inverted mass hierarchy region, a comparison of the derived ranges with measured half-lives will allow us to probe the standard seesaw mechanism assuming that future cosmological data will establish the sum of neutrino masses to be about 0.2 eV.

Samoil M. Bilenky; Amand Faessler; Walter Potzel; Fedor Simkovic

2011-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

352

Congenital Duodenal Obstruction and Double-Bubble Sign  

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Figure 1. A 1080-g girl was born at a gestational age of 29 weeks because of premature rupture of membranes. Enteral feeding was not tolerated. The infant's condition deteriorated, with nonbilious vomiting and a lack of stools. Abdominal radiography showed the double-bubble sign.

Correia-Pinto J.; Ribeiro A.

2014-09-11T23:59:59.000Z

353

Double Beta Decay and the Absolute Neutrino Mass Scale  

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After a short review of the current status of three-neutrino mixing, the implications for the values of neutrino masses are discussed. The bounds on the absolute scale of neutrino masses from Tritium beta-decay and cosmological data are reviewed. Finally, we discuss the implications of three-neutrino mixing for neutrinoless double-beta decay.

Carlo Giunti

2003-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

354

Neutrinoless double beta decay in the microscopic interacting boson model  

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The results of a calculation of the nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay in the closure approximation in several nuclei within the framework of the microscopic interacting boson model (IBM?2) are presented and compared with those calculated in the shell model (SM) and quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA).

F. Iachello

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

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.

Jos Barea Muoz

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Research Note Microsatellite Variation of Double-Crested Cormorant  

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Environmental Impact Statement on double- crested cormorant management allowing more flexibility in control-crested cormorants roosting in the lower Mis- sissippi Valley appear to have minimal negative impact on sport fisheries, they may have a significant impact on commercial aquaculture production in this region (Glahn

Green, Clay - Department of Biology, Texas State University

357

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\

G?d?, Marek

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Beamline 8.2.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.5 (v) mrad Measured spot size (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315R) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K

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Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

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Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

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Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

362

Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

363

Beamline 8.2.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.5 (v) mrad Measured spot size (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315R) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K

364

Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

365

Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

366

Beamline 8.2.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.5 (v) mrad Measured spot size (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315R) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K

367

Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

368

Beamline 8.2.2  

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2 Print 2 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0(h) x 0.5(v) mrad Measured spot size at sample (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K Special notes Computers for data processing and analysis are available

369

Beamline 8.2.1  

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1 Print 1 Print Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) Scientific discipline: Structural biology GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION Operational Yes Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle) Source characteristics Superbend magnet (5.0 T, single pole) Energy range 5-16 keV Monochromator Double crystal, Si(111) Measured flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA) 3.0 x 1011 photons/sec Resolving power (E/ΔE) 7,000 Divergence (max at sample) 3.0 (h) x 0.5 (v) mrad Measured spot size (FWHM) 100 µm Endstations Minihutch Detectors 3x3 CCD array (ADSC Q315R) Sample format Single crystals of biological molecules Sample preparation Support labs available Sample environment Ambient or ~100 K

370

The Design of Superconducting Wiggler Beamline BL7 at SAGA-LS  

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A new hard X-ray beamline has been designed at Saga Light Source. The beamline, named BL7, uses a newly developed 4-Tesla superconducting wiggler as a light source in order to cover a wide energy range to 30 keV. This beamline has a simple optics: a double-crystal monochromator and a Rh-coated bent-cylindrical mirror and can supply a focused beam with a photon flux about 1x10{sup 10} photons/s and a sub-millimeter size. Several experiments will be performed in the experimental station: e.g. protein crystallography; X-ray micro computed tomography; X-ray absorption fine structure measurement.

Kawamoto, M.; Sumitani, K.; Okajima, T. [Beamline Group, Kyushu Synchrotron Light Research Center, Tosu, Saga 841-0005 (Japan)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

371

Double Macdonald polynomials as the stable limit of Macdonald superpolynomials  

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Macdonald superpolynomials provide a remarkably rich generalization of the usual Macdonald polynomials. The starting point of this work is the observation of a previously unnoticed stability property of the Macdonald superpolynomials when the fermionic sector m is sufficiently large: their decomposition in the monomial basis is then independent of m. These stable superpolynomials are readily mapped into bisymmetric polynomials, an operation that spoils the ring structure but drastically simplifies the associated vector space. Our main result is a factorization of the (stable) bisymmetric Macdonald polynomials, called double Macdonald polynomials and indexed by pairs of partitions, into a product of Macdonald polynomials (albeit subject to non-trivial plethystic transformations). As an off-shoot, we note that, after multiplication by a t-Vandermonde determinant, this provides explicit formulas for a large class of Macdonald polynomials with prescribed symmetry. The factorization of the double Macdonald polynomials leads immediately to the generalization of basically every elementary properties of the Macdonald polynomials to the double case (norm, kernel, duality, positivity, etc). When lifted back to superspace, this validates various previously formulated conjectures in the stable regime. The q,t-Kostka coefficients associated to the double Macdonald polynomials are shown to be q,t-analogs of the dimensions of the irreducible representations of the hyperoctahedral group B_n. Moreover, a Nabla operator on the double Macdonald polynomials is defined and its action on a certain bisymmetric Schur function can be interpreted as the Frobenius series of a bigraded module of dimension (2n+1)^n, a formula again characteristic of the Coxeter group of type B_n. Finally, as a side result, we obtain a simple identity involving products of four Littlewood-Richardson coefficients.

O. Blondeau-Fournier; L. Lapointe; P. Mathieu

2013-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

372

Industrial mixing techniques for Hanford double-shell tanks  

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Jet mixer pumps are currently the baseline technology for sludge mobilization and mixing in one-million gallon double-shell tanks at the Hanford and Savannah River Sites. Improvements to the baseline jet mixer pump technology are sought because jet mixer pumps have moving parts that may fail or require maintenance. Moreover, jet mixers are relatively expensive, they heat the waste, and, in some cases, may not mobilize enough of the sludge. This report documents a thorough literature search for commercially available applicable mixing technologies that could be used for double-shell tank sludge mobilization and mixing. Textbooks, research articles, conference proceedings, mixing experts, and the Thomas Register were consulted to identify applicable technologies. While there are many commercial methods that could be used to mobilize sludge or mix the contents of a one-million gallon tank, few will work given the geometrical constraints (e.g., the mixer must fit through a 1.07-m-diameter riser) or the tank waste properties (e.g., the sludge has such a high yield stress that it generally does not flow under its own weight). Pulsed fluid jets and submersible Flygt mixers have already been identified at Hanford and Savannah River Sites for double-shell tank mixing applications. While these mixing technologies may not be applicable for double-shell tanks that have a thick sludge layer at the bottom (since too many of these mixers would need to be installed to mobilize most of the sludge), they may have applications in tanks that do not have a settled solids layer. Retrieval projects at Hanford and other U.S. Department of Energy sites are currently evaluating the effectiveness of these mixing techniques for tank waste applications. The literature search did not reveal any previously unknown technologies that should be considered for sludge mobilization and mixing in one-million gallon double-shell tanks.

Daymo, E.A.

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

E-Print Network 3.0 - amplitude double layers Sample Search Results  

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Abstract --This paper deals a double layer and a single layer Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet (FSPM) motors for a fault Summary: Abstract --This paper deals a double layer and a...

374

The effect of weak magnetism and induced pseudoscalar coupling in neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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In calculating the amplitude of the majorana neutrino-mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay (0???-decay), several approximations of the...pn-rqrpa) for all nuclei undergoing double-beta decay in the re...

G. Pantis; F. imkovic

2000-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Growth Conditions of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Arc Discharge  

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Growth Conditions of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Arc Discharge ... Preparation conditions for large-scale synthesis of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) by using electric arc discharge were examined. ...

Yahachi Saito; Takanori Nakahira; Sashiro Uemura

2003-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Power in Emissions Trading Markets Ruled by a Multiple Unit Double Auction: Further Experimental Evidence  

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We discuss selected methodological problems of previous Double Auction (DA) experiments and test the hypothesis that a Multiple Unit Double Auction (MUDA) is able to prevent market power in an emissions trading m...

Bodo Sturm

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Resistance effect of electric double layer on liquid flow in microchannel  

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Poisson-Boltzmann equation for EDL (electric double layer) and Navier-Stokes equation for liquid flows were numerically solved to investigate resistance effect of electric double layer on liquid flow in microchan...

Lei Gong ??; Jian-kang Wu Doctor ???

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

SciTech Connect: Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in...  

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Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200 Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200...

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Neutrinoless double-$?$ decay of ${}^{82}$Se in the shell model: beyond closure approximation  

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We recently proposed a new method to calculate the standard nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay ($0\

R. A. Sen'kov; M. Horoi; B. A. Brown

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

380

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of 130Te in the CUORICINO experiment  

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1.2.2 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . 1.2.3 NuclearEvidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.on Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.

Kogler, Laura Katherine

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

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1.2.2 Neutrinoless double beta decay . . . . . 1.2.3 NuclearEvidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.on Evidence for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Mod. Phys.

Kogler, Laura

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Design of Double Salient Interior Permanent Magnet Machine Based on Mutually Coupled  

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Design of Double Salient Interior Permanent Magnet Machine Based on Mutually Coupled Reluctance--This paper presents a novel structure of double salient interior permanent magnet machine (DSIPM machine-- double salient, d-axis and q-axis inductances, cogging torque, permanent magnets, flux

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

383

The neutrinoless double-beta decay: A test for new physics  

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay is not allowed in the Standard Model ... and must have a mass to allow the neutrinoless double-beta decay. Apart of one claim that the neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge is ...

A. Faessler

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

The neutrinoless double-beta decay: A test for new physics  

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The neutrinoless double-beta decay is not allowed in the Standard Model ... and must have a mass to allow the neutrinoless double-beta decay. Apart of one claim that the neutrinoless double-beta decay in 76Ge is ...

A. Faessler

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Electron spectroscopy study of single and double multiphoton ionization of strontium by visible picosecond laser light  

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795 Electron spectroscopy study of single and double multiphoton ionization of strontium by visible'ionisation multiphotonique simple et double du strontium par des impulsions picosecondes de 1011 à quelque 1012 W cm-2 initial un état excité de l'ion. Abstract. 2014 Multiphoton single and double ionization of strontium

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

386

Uncertainties in Nuclear Matrix Elements for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Uncertainties in Nuclear Matrix Elements for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Jonathan Engel Abstract. I briefly review calculations of the matrix elements governing neutrinoless double-beta decay, in broad terms, strategies for reducing systematic error. 1. Introduction Neutrinoless double-beta (0

Engel, Jonathan

387

Alpha Backgrounds and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe Detectors  

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Alpha Backgrounds and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe and Their Implications for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiments Using HPGe Detectors Robert A. Johnson Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor John F. Wilkerson Physics The observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay

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

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Double beta decay, Majorana neutrinos, and neutrino mass Frank T. Avignone III*  

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The theoretical and experimental issues relevant to neutrinoless double beta decay are reviewed. The impact more sensitive, even the nonobservation of neutrinoless double beta decay will be useful Acknowledgments 513 References 514 I. INTRODUCTION Neutrinoless double beta decay 0 is a very slow lepton

Engel, Jonathan

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Measurement of the 238U neutron-capture cross section and gamma-emission spectra from 10 eV to 100 keV using the DANCE detector at LANSCE  

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A careful new measurement of the {sup 238}U(n,{gamma}) cross section from 10 eV to 100 keV has been made using the DANCE detector at LANSCE. DANCE is a 4{pi} calorimetric scintillator array consisting of 160 BaF{sub 2} crystals. Measurements were made on a 48 mg/cm{sup 2} depleted uranium target. The cross sections are in general good agreement with previous measurements. The gamma-ray emission spectra, as a function of gamma multiplicity, were also measured and compared to model calculations.

Ullmann, John L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Couture, A J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Keksis, A L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Vieira, D J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; O' Donnell, J M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jandel, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haight, R C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Rundberg, R S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kawano, T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chyzh, A [NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV; Baramsai, B [NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV; Wu, C Y [LLNL; Mitchell, G E [NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV; Becker, J A [LLNL; Krticka, M [CHARLES UNIV

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION COOLING ANALYSIS  

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WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT WATER-LITHIUM BROMIDE DOUBLE-EFFECT ABSORPTION COOLING ANALYSIS Gary C . V l i e t , Michael B . Lawson, and Rudolf0 A . Lithgow Center f o r Energy Studies The University of Texas a t Austin December 1980 Final Report f o r Contract: DE AC03-79SF10540 (Mu1 tiple-Effect Absorption Cycle Solar Cooling) with the U.S. Department of Energy DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately

391

Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information  

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Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources Double Oak, Texas: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 33.065122°, -97.1105669° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.065122,"lon":-97.1105669,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability  

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NERSC's Franklin NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability NERSC's Franklin Supercomputer Upgraded to Double Its Scientific Capability July 20, 2009 OCEAN EDDIES: This image comes from a computer simulation modeling eddies in the ocean. An interesting feature is the abundance of eddies away from the equator, which is shown in the center of the image at y=0. This research collaboration led by Paola Cessi of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography performed over 15,000 years worth of deep ocean circulation simulations with 1.6 million processor core hours on the upgraded Franklin system. The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center has officially accepted a series of upgrades to its Cray XT4 supercomputer, providing the facility's 3,000 users with twice

393

Thermal simulation of buildings with double-skin faades  

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Highly glazed commercial buildings with double-skin faades may overheat during summertime due to a coincidence of high outside temperatures, solar gains and internal heat gains. To optimize thermal comfort and minimize cooling loads, the thermal behaviour of this type of building, therefore, requires careful investigation at the design stage. However, complex physical phenomenanotably optical, thermodynamic and fluid dynamic processesare involved and as yet, no single simulation tool is able to handle all these processes while remaining an efficient design tool. This paper presents a method based on the coupling of three different types of simulation models that is economical in terms of computing time, and thereby, suitable for design purposes. These models are: spectral optical model, computational fluid dynamics model and building energy simulation model. Various tools are available at each modelling level. The method is demonstrated on a commercial building with double-skin faades and additionally, night-time ventilation.

H. Manz; Th. Frank

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Design of double passive modulated mode-locked lasers  

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A set of equations is obtained that allow the determination of the optimum values for the laser parameters in order to obtain perfect mode-locking by double passive modulation. The double modulation consists of a fast saturable absorber and a passive loss proportional to the mean intensity in the cavity provided by a passively driven electro-optic modulator. The stochastic nature of the emission of conventional passive modulated systems is eliminated if the correct values of the modulation parameters are chosen as predicted by the equations presented here. The predictions given by the equations were compared with previous numerical computations in order to check the validity of certain approximations used. Experimental results obtained confirm the predictions given by said equations.

Martinez, O.E.

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Double Macdonald polynomials as the stable limit of Macdonald superpolynomials  

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Macdonald superpolynomials provide a remarkably rich generalization of the usual Macdonald polynomials. The starting point of this work is the observation of a previously unnoticed stability property of the Macdonald superpolynomials when the fermionic sector m is sufficiently large: their decomposition in the monomial basis is then independent of m. These stable superpolynomials are readily mapped into bisymmetric polynomials, an operation that spoils the ring structure but drastically simplifies the associated vector space. Our main result is a factorization of the (stable) bisymmetric Macdonald polynomials, called double Macdonald polynomials and indexed by pairs of partitions, into a product of Macdonald polynomials (albeit subject to non-trivial plethystic transformations). As an off-shoot, we note that, after multiplication by a t-Vandermonde determinant, this provides explicit formulas for a large class of Macdonald polynomials with prescribed symmetry. The factorization of the double Macdonald polynom...

Blondeau-Fournier, O; Mathieu, P

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Cascade of torus doubling bifurcations in a detuned laser  

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By using a simplified system of Maxwell-Bloch equations (with the adiabatically excluded polarisation of the medium), we studied the processes proceeding in the cross section of a light wave propagating in a wide-aperture laser emitting at the frequency detuned from the transition-line centre. It is shown that in the model under study the passage to the chaotic regime during a change in the wave propagation velocity across the aperture occurs via the doubling bifurcations of an ergodic two-dimensional torus. The spectrum of Lyapunov exponents is found and it is established that at bifurcation points a structurally unstable three-dimensional torus is produced, which gives rise to a stable doubled ergodic torus. (nonlinear optical phenomena)

Krents, A A [S.P. Korolev Samara State Aerospace University, Samara (Russian Federation); Molevich, N E [Samara Branch of the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara (Russian Federation)

2009-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

397

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. Castaos; P. O. Hess

1994-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

398

Double Beta Decay, Majorana Neutrinos, and Neutrino Mass  

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The theoretical and experimental issues relevant to neutrinoless double-beta decay are reviewed. The impact that a direct observation of this exotic process would have on elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics and cosmology is profound. Now that neutrinos are known to have mass and experiments are becoming more sensitive, even the non-observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay will be useful. If the process is actually observed, we will immediately learn much about the neutrino. The status and discovery potential of proposed experiments are reviewed in this context, with significant emphasis on proposals favored by recent panel reviews. The importance of and challenges in the calculation of nuclear matrix elements that govern the decay are considered in detail. The increasing sensitivity of experiments and improvements in nuclear theory make the future exciting for this field at the interface of nuclear and particle physics.

Frank T. Avignone III; Steven R. Elliott; Jonathan Engel

2007-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

399

Unparticle effects on neutrinoless and neutrino double beta decay  

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The neutrinoless and neutrinos double beta decays are investigated in an effective theory where a scalar unparticle is introduced. We calculate the contributions of a virtual unparticle to the rates of 0?2? and 2?2? decays. The unparticle effect is negligibly small when the scaling dimension d of unparticle lies in the region 1.11.9. But it can be relatively large when d approaches to 1 or 2. We also study the neutrinoless double beta decay with a real unparticle in the final state which cannot be distinguished from 2?2? decay in experiment. We consider the unparticle effect on extracting the neutrino mass parameter m?? from experimental data and find that it can be relatively large when d takes certain values.

Chun-Xu Zhang; Ming-Qiu Huang; Ming Zhong

2008-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

400

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)>1.010{sup 24}yr(90%C.L.) and T{sub 1/2}{sup 0?}({sup 82}Se)>3.210{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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401

Double-clad nuclear-fuel safety rod  

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A device for shutting down a nuclear reactor during an undercooling or overpower event, whether or not the reactor's scram system operates properly. This is accomplished by double-clad fuel safety rods positioned at various locations throughout the reactor core, wherein melting of a secondary internal cladding of the rod allows the fuel column therein to shift from the reactor core to place the reactor in a subcritical condition.

McCarthy, W.H.; Atcheson, D.B.

1981-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

402

Damage and collapse of double hull tankers in groundings  

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This paper will discuss and analyze the mechanics of ships in groundings on rock. A damage estimate model in grounding of ships is proposed. The accuracy and applicability of the model are verified by a comparison of experimental results. The progressive collapse analysis of damaged hull sections, under vertical bending moments by use of the ALPS/ISUM computer code, is described. The procedure is applied to grounding simulation of a double hull tanker with transverseless system.

Paik, J.K.; Lee, T.K. [Pusan National Univ. (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

403

Double Pair Production by Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Photons  

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With use of CompHEP package we've made the detailed estimate of the influence of double e+e- pair production by photons (DPP) on the propagation of ultra high energy electromagnetic cascade. We show that in the models in which cosmic ray photons energy reaches few thousand EeV refined DPP analysis may lead to substantial difference in predicted photon spectrum compared to previous rough estimates.

S. V. Demidov; O. E. Kalashev

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

404

Double sided circuit board and a method for its manufacture  

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Conductance between the sides of a large double sided printed circuit board is provided using a method which eliminates the need for chemical immersion or photographic exposure of the entire large board. A plurality of through-holes are drilled or punched in a substratum according to the desired pattern, conductive laminae are made to adhere to both sides of the substratum covering the holes and the laminae are pressed together and permanently joined within the holes, providing conductive paths. 4 figs.

Lindenmeyer, C.W.

1988-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

405

Correlations of spin states for icosahedral double group  

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The irreducible bases of the group space of the icosahedral double groups {\\bf I'} and {\\bf I$_{h}'$} are calculated explicitly. Applying those bases on the spin states $|j,\\mu>$, we present a simple formula to combine the spin states into the symmetrical adapted bases, belonging to a given row of a given irreducible representations of {\\bf I'} and {\\bf I$_{h}'$}.

Shi-hai Dong; Xi-wen Hou; Zhong-qi Ma

1998-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

406

Charged Majoron Emission in Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We examine in detail the predictions of the charged majoron model, introduced recently by Burgess and Cline, for 0+ --> 0+ double beta decay transitions. The relevant nuclear matrix elements are evaluated, within the quasiparticle random phase approximation, for 76Ge, 82Se, 100Mo, 128Te and 150Nd nuclei. The calculated transition rates turn out to be much smaller than the experimental upper limits on possible majoron emission, except in a small region of the model's parameter space.

C. Barbero; J. M. Cline; F. Krmpotic; D. Tadic

1995-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

407

Nuclear Structure Aspects of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We decompose the neutrinoless double-beta decay matrix elements into sums of products over the intermediate nucleus with two less nucleons. We find that the sum is dominated by the J^pi=0^+ ground state of this intermediate nucleus for both the light and heavy neutrino decay processes. This provides a new theoretical tool for comparing and improving nuclear structure models. It also provides the connection to two-nucleon transfer experiments.

B. A. Brown; M. Horoi; R. A. Sen'kov

2014-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

408

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

409

Nuclear Structure Aspects of Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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We decompose the neutrinoless double-beta decay matrix elements into sums of products over the intermediate nucleus with two less nucleons. We find that the sum is dominated by the J^pi=0^+ ground state of this intermediate nucleus for both the light and heavy neutrino decay processes. This provides a new theoretical tool for comparing and improving nuclear structure models. It also provides the connection to two-nucleon transfer experiments.

Brown, B A; Sen'kov, R A

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

A Beam line for Macromolecular Crystallography in ALBA  

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ALBA is a third generation 3 GeV storage ring being built near Barcelona and foreseen to be operational in 2010. Out of the seven beamlines already funded in ALBA, one will be dedicated to macromolecular crystallography (MX). The beamline, dubbed XALOC, shall cope with a broad range of crystal structures and sizes. To this aim, a flexible optical design involving variable focusing optics has been incorporated into the beamline optics. The photon source will be a 2 m long, in-vacuum undulator with a period of 21.3 mm. The optics will consist in a Si(111), double-crystal monochromator cryogenically cooled, and a pair of mirrors placed in a Kirkpatrick-Baez configuration. The beamline will deliver a high flux beam in the 5-15 keV energy range, with an energy resolution of {delta}E/E {approx}2 x 10-4. In addition to the main beamline, it is being considered the possibility to use a diamond laue monochromator to provide photons at a fixed wavelength to an ancillary branch. This report shows the present status of the beamline design.

Juanhuix, Jordi; Ferrer, Salvador [CELLS -ALBA Synchrotron, Ed. Ciencies, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

411

THE PROTOTYPE ALUMINUM - CARBON SINGLE, DOUBLE, AND TRIPLE BONDS: Al - CH3, Al = CH2, AND Al. = CH  

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three prototype Table II. aluminum-carbon bonds and theirPhysics THE PROTOTYPE ALUMINUM - CARBON SINGLE, DOUBLE, ANDLBL-l0871 The Prototype Aluminum - Carbon Single, Double.

Fox, Douglas J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Double-winding Wilson loops and monopole confinement mechanisms  

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We consider "double-winding" Wilson loops in SU(2) gauge theory. These are contours which wind once around a loop $C_1$ and once around a loop $C_2$, where the two co-planar loops share one point in common, and where $C_1$ lies entirely in (or is displaced slightly from) the minimal area of $C_2$. We discuss the expectation value of such double-winding loops in abelian confinement pictures, where the spatial distribution of confining abelian fields is controlled by either a monopole Coulomb gas, a caloron ensemble, or a dual abelian Higgs model, and argue that in such models an exponential falloff in the sum of areas $A_1+A_2$ is expected. In contrast, in a center vortex model of confinement, the behavior is an exponential falloff in the difference of areas $A_2-A_1$. We compute such double-winding loops by lattice Monte Carlo simulation, and find that the area law falloff follows a difference-in-areas law. The conclusion is that even if confining gluonic field fluctuations are, in some gauge, mainly abelian ...

Greensite, Jeff

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Double-winding Wilson loops and monopole confinement mechanisms  

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We consider "double-winding" Wilson loops in SU(2) gauge theory. These are contours which wind once around a loop $C_1$ and once around a loop $C_2$, where the two co-planar loops share one point in common, and where $C_1$ lies entirely in (or is displaced slightly from) the minimal area of $C_2$. We discuss the expectation value of such double-winding loops in abelian confinement pictures, where the spatial distribution of confining abelian fields is controlled by either a monopole Coulomb gas, a caloron ensemble, or a dual abelian Higgs model, and argue that in such models an exponential falloff in the sum of areas $A_1+A_2$ is expected. In contrast, in a center vortex model of confinement, the behavior is an exponential falloff in the difference of areas $A_2-A_1$. We compute such double-winding loops by lattice Monte Carlo simulation, and find that the area law falloff follows a difference-in-areas law. The conclusion is that even if confining gluonic field fluctuations are, in some gauge, mainly abelian in character, the spatial distribution of those abelian fields cannot be the distribution predicted by the simple monopole gas, caloron ensemble, or dual abelian Higgs actions, which have been used in the past to explain the area law falloff of Wilson loops.

Jeff Greensite; Roman Hllwieser

2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

414

A DEEPLY ECLIPSING DETACHED DOUBLE HELIUM WHITE DWARF BINARY  

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Using Liverpool Telescope+RISE photometry we identify the 2.78 hr period binary star CSS 41177 as a detached eclipsing double white dwarf binary with a 21,100 K primary star and a 10,500 K secondary star. This makes CSS 41177 only the second known eclipsing double white dwarf binary after NLTT 11748. The 2 minute long primary eclipse is 40% deep and the secondary eclipse 10% deep. From Gemini+GMOS spectroscopy, we measure the radial velocities of both components of the binary from the H{alpha} absorption line cores. These measurements, combined with the light curve information, yield white dwarf masses of M{sub 1} = 0.283 {+-} 0.064 M{sub sun} and M{sub 2} = 0.274 {+-} 0.034 M{sub sun}, making them both helium core white dwarfs. As an eclipsing, double-lined spectroscopic binary, CSS 41177 is ideally suited to measuring precise, model-independent masses and radii. The two white dwarfs will merge in roughly 1.1 Gyr to form a single sdB star.

Parsons, S. G.; Marsh, T. R.; Gaensicke, B. T. [Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (United Kingdom); Drake, A. J. [California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, CA 91225 (United States); Koester, D. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Kiel (Germany)

2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

415

Methotrexate intercalated ZnAl-layered double hydroxide  

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The anticancerous drug methotrexate (MTX) has been intercalated into an ZnAl-layered double hydroxide (LDH) using an anion exchange technique to produce LDH-MTX hybrids having particle sizes in the range of 100-300 nm. X-ray diffraction studies revealed increases in the basal spacings of ZnAl-LDH-MTX hybrid on MTX intercalation. This was corroborated by the transmission electron micrographs, which showed an increase in average interlayer spacing from 8.9 A in pristine LDH to 21.3 A in LDH-MTX hybrid. Thermogravimetric analyses showed an increase in the decomposition temperature for the MTX molecule in the LDH-MTX hybrid indicating enhanced thermal stability of the drug molecule in the LDH nanovehicle. The cumulative release profile of MTX from ZnAl-LDH-MTX hybrids in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) at pH 7.4 was successfully sustained for 48 h following Rigter-Peppas model release kinetics via diffusion. - Graphical abstract: ZnAl-layered double hydroxide intercalated with methotrexate ({approx}34% loading) promises the possibility of use of ZnAl-LDH material as drug carrier and in controlled delivery. Highlights: > ZnAl-layered double hydroxide methotrexate nanohybrid has been synthesized. > XRD and TEM studies on nanohybrid revealed successful intercalation of methotrexate. > TG and CHN analyses showed {approx}34 wt% of methotrexate loading into the nanohybrid. > Possibility of use of ZnAl-LDH material as drug carrier and in delivery.

Chakraborty, Manjusha; Dasgupta, Sudip; Soundrapandian, Chidambaram [Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, CSIR, 196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032 (India); Chakraborty, Jui, E-mail: jui@cgcri.res.in [Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, CSIR, 196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032 (India); Ghosh, Swapankumar, E-mail: swapankumar.ghosh2@mail.dcu.ie [National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), CSIR, Trivandrum 695019 (India); Mitra, Manoj K. [Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700032 (India); Basu, Debabrata [Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, CSIR, 196 Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032 (India)

2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

416

Nuclear Spin Relaxation and Double Resonance in HD Gas  

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Nuclear magnetic double-resonance experiments were performed on a gaseous sample containing a mixture of HD and CO2 at high pressure by observing the spin-spin multiplet in the proton-resonance spectrum and irradiating either the deuteron transitions or some of the proton transitions. The spectra show features arising from spin relaxation in HD. These features are analyzed by using the density-matrix theory of double resonance, assuming "strong"- and "weak"-collision models for the system. The equation of motion of the spin density matrix is exactly of the same form for both collision models, the only distinction coming from the dependence of the correlation times on the transformation properties of the lattice operators and on the quantum numbers characterizing the lattice states. The results of the analysis of HD double-resonance spectra indicate that the collisions in this case are "strong." The cross products between lattice terms which transform identically but belong to two different relaxation mechanisms make significant contributions to some of the correlation functions involved and thereby affect the final results.

B. D. Nageswara Rao and L. R. Anders

1965-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

417

The Majorana Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double-beta decay searches play a major role in determining the nature of neutrinos, the existence of a lepton violating process, and the effective Majorana neutrino mass. The Majorana Collaboration proposes to assemble an array of HPGe detectors to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay in Ge-76. Our proposed method uses the well-established technique of searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in high purity Ge-diode radiation detectors that play both roles of source and detector. The technique is augmented with recent improvements in signal processing and detector design, and advances in controlling intrinsic and external backgrounds. Initially, Majorana aims to construct a prototype module containing 60 kg of Ge detectors to demonstrate the potential of a future 1-tonne experiment. The design and potential reach of this prototype Demonstrator module will be presented. This paper will also discuss detector optimization and low-background requirements, such as material purity, background rejection, and identification of rare backgrounds required to reach the sensitivity goals of the Majorana experiment.

V. E. Guiseppe; for the Majorana Collaboration

2008-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area | Open Energy Information  

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Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Geothermal Resource Area: Double Hot Springs Geothermal Area Contents 1 Area Overview 2 History and Infrastructure 3 Regulatory and Environmental Issues 4 Exploration History 5 Well Field Description 6 Geology of the Area 7 Geofluid Geochemistry 8 NEPA-Related Analyses (0) 9 Exploration Activities (0) 10 References Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"TERRAIN","zoom":6,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"300px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.048,"lon":-119.0283,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

419

General Insights into Structural Evolution of Layered Double Hydroxide: Underlying Aspects in Topochemical Transformation from Brucite to Layered Double Hydroxide  

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General Insights into Structural Evolution of Layered Double Hydroxide: Underlying Aspects in Topochemical Transformation from Brucite to Layered Double Hydroxide ... The topochemical transformation from transition-metal brucite hydroxide (Co1-xFex(OH)2, Co(OH)2, Co1-xNix(OH)2) to corresponding (Co2+(Co3+)Fe3+, Co2+(Ni2+)Co3+) LDH under oxidizing halogen agents (iodine, bromine) exhibits different staging phenomena depending on the metallic composition/ratio in starting brucite. ... A plausible charge hopping mechanism based on valence interchange between redoxable charge center (Fe3+/Co3+) and neighboring divalent sites in the host sheet is proposed to understand the restoration of electron donor sites at the interface between brucite crystallites and halogen agents, which ensures a continual oxidative reaction, and a staged intercalation/diffusion of in situ reduced halide anions into the interlayer gallery commensurate with the host charge propagation. ...

Renzhi Ma; Jianbo Liang; Xiaohe Liu; Takayoshi Sasaki

2012-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

420

Internal electron conversion of the isomeric {sup 57}Fe nucleus state with an energy of 14.4 keV excited by the radiation of the plasma of a high-power femtosecond laser pulse  

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We recorded the spectrum of delayed secondary electrons ejected from the target, which was coated with a layer of iron enriched with the {sup 57}Fe isotope to 98%, under its irradiation by fluxes of broadband X-ray radiation and fast electrons from the plasma produced by a femtosecond laser pulse at an intensity of 10{sup 17} W cm{sup -2}. Maxima were identified at energies of 5.6, 7.2, and 13.6 keV in the spectrum obtained for a delay of 90 - 120 ns. The two last-listed maxima owe their origin to the internal electron conversion of the isomeric level with an energy of 14.4 keV and a lifetime of 98 ns to the K and L shells of atomic iron, respectively; the first-named level arises from a cascade K - L{sub 2}L{sub 3} Auger process. Photoexcitaion by the X-ray plasma radiation is shown to be the principal channel of the isomeric level excitation. (interaction of laser radiation with matter)

Golovin, G V; Savel'ev-Trofimov, Andrei B; Uryupina, D S; Volkov, Roman V [International Laser Center, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2011-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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421

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

422

Mixer pump test plan for double shell tank AZ-101  

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Westinghouse Hanford Company has undertaken the task to develop and demonstrate a method of retrieval for double-shell tank (DST)waste. Mixer pumps were chosen as the planned method of retrieval for the DSTs, based on engineering technology studies,past experience with hydraulic sluicing at the Hanford Site, and experience with mixer pumps at the Westinghouse Savannah River Site. This document outlines a test plan to demonstrate the ability of two 300 hp mixer pumps installed in the AZ-101 tank to mobilize waste.

Symons, G.A.; Staehr, T.W., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Double degenerates and progenitors of supernovae type Ia  

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We report on systematic radial velocity surveys for white dwarf - white dwarf binaries (double degenerates - DDs) including SPY (ESO Supernovae Ia progenitor survey) recently carried out at the VLT. A large sample of DD will allow us to put strong constrains on the phases of close binary evolution of the progenitor systems and to perform an observational test of the DD scenario for supernovae of type Ia. We explain how parameters of the binaries can be derived from various methods. Results for a sample of DDs are presented and discussed.

R. Napiwotzki; L. Yungelson; G. Nelemans; T. R. Marsh; B. Leibundgut; A. Renzini; D. Homaier; D. Koester; S. Moehler; N. Christlieb; D. Reimers; H. Drechsel; U. Heber; C. Karl; E. -M. Pauli

2004-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

424

Double Well Potentials and Quantum Phase Transitions in Ion Traps  

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We demonstrate that the radial degree of freedom of strings of trapped ions in the quantum regime may be prepared and controlled accurately through the variation of the external trapping potential while at the same time its properties are measurable with high spatial and temporal resolution. This provides a new testbed giving access to static and dynamical properties of the physics of quantum-many-body systems and quantum phase transitions that are hard to simulate on classical computers. Furthermore, it allows for the creation of double well potentials with experimentally accessible tunneling rates, with applications in testing the foundations of quantum physics and precision sensing.

A. Retzker; R. C. Thompson; D. M. Segal; M. B. Plenio

2008-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

425

Lattice Boltzmann method for double-diffusive natural convection  

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A lattice Boltzmann method for double-diffusive natural convection is presented. The model combines a multicomponent lattice Boltzmann scheme with a finite-difference solution of the energy equation to simulate natural convection caused by gradients in temperature and concentration. The model is validated both in two and three dimensions, and the agreement with literature data is satisfactory. A case study of thermosolutal convection of air in a cubical enclosure with horizontal thermal and solutal gradients is presented, exhibiting a rich variety of flow structures.

F. Verhaeghe; B. Blanpain; P. Wollants

2007-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

426

Container lid gasket protective strip for double door transfer system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and a process for forming a protective barrier seal along a "ring of concern" of a transfer container used with double door systems is provided. A protective substrate is supplied between a "ring of concern" and a safety cover in which an adhesive layer of the substrate engages the "ring of concern". A compressive foam strip along an opposite side of the substrate engages a safety cover such that a compressive force is maintained between the "ring of concern" and the adhesive layer of the substrate.

Allen, Jr., Burgess M

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

427

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

428

Neutrinoless double beta decay in four-neutrino models  

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The most stringent constraint on the so-called effective electron neutrino mass from the present neutrinoless double beta decay experiments is |M_{ee}| < 0.2 eV, while the planned next generation experiment GENIUS is anticipated to reach a considerably more stringent limit |M_{ee}|< 0.001 eV. We investigate the constraints these bounds set on the neutrino masses and mixings of neutrinos in four-neutrino models where there exists a sterile neutrino along with the three ordinary neutrinos. We find that the GENIUS experiment would be sensitive to the electron neutrino masses down to the limit m_{\

Anna Kalliomaki; Jukka Maalampi

2000-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

429

Lattice ribbons: A model of double-stranded polymers  

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We introduce a discrete ribbon model for double-stranded polymers (such as duplex DNA) where the ribbon is constrained to lie on the simple cubic lattice Z3. The ribbon is made up of a sequence of plaquettes and can either be open or closed. We investigate the growth of the number of ribbons as a function of the number of plaquettes and use Monte Carlo methods to estimate the dimensions of the ribbon, the writhe of the backbone and, in the case of orientable closed ribbons, the linking number of the two boundary curves.

E.J. Janse van Rensburg; E. Orlandini; D.W Sumners; M.C. Tesi; S.G. Whittington

1994-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

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

431

Calculation of nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double electron capture  

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We compute nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double electron capture on $^{152}$Gd, $^{164}$Er and $^{180}$W nuclei. Recent precise mass measurements for these nuclei have shown a large resonance enhancement factor that makes them the most promising candidates for observing this decay mode. We use an advanced energy density functional method which includes beyond mean-field effects such as symmetry restoration and shape mixing. Our calculations reproduce experimental charge radii and $B(E2)$ values predicting a large deformation for all these nuclei. This fact reduces significantly the values of the NMEs leading to half-lives larger than $10^{29}$ years for the three candidates.

Tomas R. Rodriguez; Gabriel Martinez-Pinedo

2012-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

432

Search for neutrinoless double beta decay with CUORE  

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The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is an experiment to search for neutrinoless double-beta decay (0???) of 130Te and other rare processes. The observation of 0??? would reveal the Majorana nature of the neutrino and could give information about the absolute mass scale and mass hierarchy of the neutrino. 988 bolometric detectors made from natural TeO2 with a total mass of 750 kg will be operated in CUORE. The result from the Cuoricino experiment a predecessor experiment of CUORE as well as an overview of the CUORE-0 and CUORE experiments and their current status is given.

Daniel Lenz; CUORE Collaboration

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Double-core excitations in formamide can be probed by X-ray double-quantum-coherence spectroscopy  

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The attosecond, time-resolved X-ray double-quantum-coherence four-wave mixing signals of formamide at the nitrogen and oxygen K-edges are simulated using restricted excitation window time-dependent density functional theory and the excited core hole approximation. These signals, induced by core exciton coupling, are particularly sensitive to the level of treatment of electron correlation, thus providing direct experimental signatures of electron and core-hole many-body effects and a test of electronic structure theories.

Zhang Yu; Healion, Daniel; Biggs, Jason D.; Mukamel, Shaul [Department of Chemistry, University of California, 450 Rowland Hall, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)

2013-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

434

Background-independent measurement of $?_{13}$ in Double Chooz  

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The oscillation results published by the Double Chooz collaboration in 2011 and 2012 rely on background models substantiated by reactor-on data. In this analysis, we present a background-model-independent measurement of the mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$ by including 7.53 days of reactor-off data. A global fit of the observed neutrino rates for different reactor power conditions is performed, yielding a measurement of both $\\theta_{13}$ and the total background rate. The results on the mixing angle are improved significantly by including the reactor-off data in the fit, as it provides a direct measurement of the total background rate. This reactor rate modulation analysis considers antineutrino candidates with neutron captures on both Gd and H, whose combination yields $\\sin^2(2\\theta_{13})=$ 0.102 $\\pm$ 0.028(stat.) $\\pm$ 0.033(syst.). The results presented in this study are fully consistent with the ones already published by Double Chooz, achieving a competitive precision. They provide, for the first time, a determination of $\\theta_{13}$ that does not depend on a background model.

Y. Abe; J. C. dos Anjos; J. C. Barriere; E. Baussan; I. Bekman; M. Bergevin; T. J. C. Bezerra; L. Bezrukov; E. Blucher; C. Buck; J. Busenitz; A. Cabrera; E. Caden; L. Camilleri; R. Carr; M. Cerrada; P. -J. Chang; E. Chauveau; P. Chimenti; A. P. Collin; E. Conover; J. M. Conrad; J. I. Crespo-Anadn; K. Crum; A. Cucoanes; E. Damon; J. V. Dawson; D. Dietrich; Z. Djurcic; M. Dracos; M. Elnimr; A. Etenko; M. Fallot; F. von Feilitzsch; J. Felde; S. M. Fernandes; V. Fischer; D. Franco; M. Franke; H. Furuta; I. Gil-Botella; L. Giot; M. Gger-Neff; L. F. G. Gonzalez; L. Goodenough; M. C. Goodman; C. Grant; N. Haag; T. Hara; J. Haser; M. Hofmann; G. A. Horton-Smith; A. Hourlier; M. Ishitsuka; J. Jochum; C. Jollet; F. Kaether; L. N. Kalousis; Y. Kamyshkov; D. M. Kaplan; T. Kawasaki; E. Kemp; H. de Kerret; T. Konno; D. Kryn; M. Kuze; T. Lachenmaier; C. E. Lane; T. Lasserre; A. Letourneau; D. Lhuillier; H. P. Lima Jr; M. Lindner; J. M. Lpez-Castao; J. M. LoSecco; B. K. Lubsandorzhiev; S. Lucht; J. Maeda; C. Mariani; J. Maricic; J. Martino; T. Matsubara; G. Mention; A. Meregaglia; T. Miletic; R. Milincic; A. Minotti; Y. Nagasaka; K. Nakajima; Y. Nikitenko; P. Novella; M. Obolensky; L. Oberauer; A. Onillon; A. Osborn; C. Palomares; I. M. Pepe; S. Perasso; P. Pfahler; A. Porta; G. Pronost; J. Reichenbacher; B. Reinhold; M. Rhling; R. Roncin; S. Roth; B. Rybolt; Y. Sakamoto; R. Santorelli; F. Sato; A. C. Schilithz; S. Schnert; S. Schoppmann; M. H. Shaevitz; R. Sharankova; S. Shimojima; V. Sibille; V. Sinev; M. Skorokhvatov; E. Smith; J. Spitz; A. Stahl; I. Stancu; L. F. F. Stokes; M. Strait; A. Stken; F. Suekane; S. Sukhotin; T. Sumiyoshi; Y. Sun; R. Svoboda; K. Terao; A. Tonazzo; H. H. Trinh Thi; G. Valdiviesso; N. Vassilopoulos; C. Veyssiere; M. Vivier; S. Wagner; H. Watanabe; C. Wiebusch; L. Winslow; M. Wurm; G. Yang; F. Yermia; V. Zimmer

2014-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

435

DOUBLE-LINED SPECTROSCOPIC BINARY STARS IN THE RAVE SURVEY  

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We devise a new method for the detection of double-lined binary stars in a sample of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) survey spectra. The method is both tested against extensive simulations based on synthetic spectra and compared to direct visual inspection of all RAVE spectra. It is based on the properties and shape of the cross-correlation function, and is able to recover {approx}80% of all binaries with an orbital period of order 1 day. Systems with periods up to 1 yr are still within the detection reach. We have applied the method to 25,850 spectra of the RAVE second data release and found 123 double-lined binary candidates, only eight of which are already marked as binaries in the SIMBAD database. Among the candidates, there are seven that show spectral features consistent with the RS CVn type (solar type with active chromosphere) and seven that might be of W UMa type (over-contact binaries). One star, HD 101167, seems to be a triple system composed of three nearly identical G-type dwarfs. The tested classification method could also be applicable to the data of the upcoming Gaia mission.

Matijevic, G.; Zwitter, T. [Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Munari, U.; Siviero, A. [INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Asiago (Italy); Bienayme, O.; Siebert, A. [Observatorie de Strasbourg, Strasbourg (France); Binney, J. [Rudolf Pierls Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom); Bland-Hawthorn, J. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia); Boeche, C.; Steinmetz, M. [Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Potsdam (Germany); Campbell, R. [Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY (United States); Freeman, K. C. [RSAA, Australian National University, Camberra (Australia); Gibson, B. [University of Central Lancashire, Preston (United Kingdom); Gilmore, G. [Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (United Kingdom); Grebel, E. K. [Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Zentrum fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany); Helmi, A. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Navarro, J. F. [University of Victoria, Victoria (Canada); Parker, Q. A. [Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia); Seabroke, G. M. [e2v Centre for Electronic Imaging, Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (United Kingdom); Watson, F. G., E-mail: gal.matijevic@fmf.uni-lj.s [Anglo-Australian Observatory, Sydney (Australia)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

The electric double layer has a life of its own  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using molecular dynamics simulations with recently developed importance sampling methods, we show that the differential capacitance of a model ionic liquid based double-layer capacitor exhibits an anomalous dependence on the applied electrical potential. Such behavior is qualitatively incompatible with standard mean-field theories of the electrical double layer, but is consistent with observations made in experiment. The anomalous response results from structural changes induced in the interfacial region of the ionic liquid as it develops a charge density to screen the charge induced on the electrode surface. These structural changes are strongly influenced by the out-of-plane layering of the electrolyte and are multifaceted, including an abrupt local ordering of the ions adsorbed in the plane of the electrode surface, reorientation of molecular ions, and the spontaneous exchange of ions between different layers of the electrolyte close to the electrode surface. The local ordering exhibits signatures of a first-order phase transition, which would indicate a singular charge-density transition in a macroscopic limit.

Cline Merlet; David T. Limmer; Mathieu Salanne; Ren Van Roij; Paul A Madden; David Chandler; Benjamin Rotenberg

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Additional Nucleon Current Contributions to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

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

438

Resistance associated with measurements of capacitance in electric double layers  

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The behavior of electric double layers at polarized interfaces in \\{KCl\\} solutions is revisited in order to examine properties of the constant phase element (CPE). We pay attention specifically to frequency-dependence of both the capacitance and the resistance. Two parallel platinum wires immersed in solution are used as insulator-free electrodes. They avoid stray capacitance or irreproducibility of impedance caused by incompleteness of electric shield of electrodes. The Nyquist plot takes approximately a straight line because the in-phase component, Z1 is inversely proportional to ac-frequency, similar to the capacitance. Since Z1 extrapolated to zero separation of the electrodes is non-zero, a resistance is present at the double layer in parallel form. It is not a Faradaic resistance because of absence of any electroactive species. The parallel resistance is inversely proportional to the frequency, whereas the capacitance decreases with a linear relation to logarithm of the frequency. The latter is responsible for the frequency-dependence of the former. The parallel resistance is the apparent one involved inevitably in ac-measurements of the capacitance. Values of the capacitance are independent of concentration of \\{KCl\\} in the domain from 0.1mM to 3M.

Koichi Aoki; Yongdan Hou; Jingyuan Chen; Toyohiko Nishiumi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Improved analysis techniques for cylindrical and spherical double probes  

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A versatile double Langmuir probe technique has been developed by incorporating analytical fits to Laframboise's numerical results for ion current collection by biased electrodes of various sizes relative to the local electron Debye length. Application of these fits to the double probe circuit has produced a set of coupled equations that express the potential of each electrode relative to the plasma potential as well as the resulting probe current as a function of applied probe voltage. These equations can be readily solved via standard numerical techniques in order to determine electron temperature and plasma density from probe current and voltage measurements. Because this method self-consistently accounts for the effects of sheath expansion, it can be readily applied to plasmas with a wide range of densities and low ion temperature (T{sub i}/T{sub e} Much-Less-Than 1) without requiring probe dimensions to be asymptotically large or small with respect to the electron Debye length. The presented approach has been successfully applied to experimental measurements obtained in the plume of a low-power Hall thruster, which produced a quasineutral, flowing xenon plasma during operation at 200 W on xenon. The measured plasma densities and electron temperatures were in the range of 1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 12}-1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 17} m{sup -3} and 0.5-5.0 eV, respectively. The estimated measurement uncertainty is +6%/-34% in density and +/-30% in electron temperature.

Beal, Brian; Brown, Daniel; Bromaghim, Daron [Air Force Research Laboratory, 1 Ara Rd., Edwards Air Force Base, California 93524 (United States); Johnson, Lee [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, California 91109 (United States); Blakely, Joseph [ERC Inc., 1 Ara Rd., Edwards Air Force Base, California 93524 (United States)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

440

Radiative double-electron capture by bare nucleus with emission of one photon  

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Calculation of the cross-section for the process of double-electron capture by a bare nucleus with emission of a single photon is presented. The double-electron capture is evaluated within the framework of quantum electrodynamics. The line-profile approach is employed. Since the radiative double-electron capture is governed by the electron correlation, corrections to the interelectron interaction were calculated with high accuracy, partly to all orders of the perturbation theory.

Chernovskaya, E. A.; Andreev, O. Yu. [Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Ulyanovskaya 1, 198504, Petergof, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Labzowsky, L. N. [Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Ulyanovskaya 1, 198504, Petergof, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation); Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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441

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.

442

Shell model nuclear matrix elements for competing mechanisms contributing to double beta decay  

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Recent progress in the shell model approach to the nuclear matrix elements for the double beta decay process are presented. This includes nuclear matrix elements for competing mechanisms to neutrionless double beta decay, a comparison between closure and non-closure approximation for {sup 48}Ca, and an updated shell model analysis of nuclear matrix elements for the double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

443

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

444

Design Assessments of a Magnetic-geared Double-rotor Permanent Magnet Generator.  

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??The purpose of this research is to provide systematic design of a permanent magnet (PM) generator, by adopting the double-rotor and the coaxial magnetic gear (more)

Chung, He-Yu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Phase one contamination migration testing of the double-lid bagless posting system  

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This document describes leak rate tests on a double lid radioactive waste storage container, developed during the Microwave Solidification Project at Rocky Flats Plant.

Smith, J.A.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

The role of the induced currents in the mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay  

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The nuclear matrix elements of Majorana neutrino mass mechanism of neutrinoless double-beta decay have so far been calculated using only... ...

George Pantis; Fedor imkovic

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Layered double hydroxides : synthesis and application in gene delivery to mammalian cells in culture.  

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??Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) or hydrotalcite-like compounds (HTLcs) are classified as anionic clays in which their structure is based upon brucite and are represented by (more)

Balcomb, Blake.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Muon-Induced Backgrounds in the Double Chooz Neutrino Oscillation Experiment  

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for neutrinoless double-beta decay, a lepton-number violating nuclear process. The observation of a non-zero rate

449

Dynamics of ion acoustic double layers in a magnetized two-population electrons plasma  

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The obliquely propagating ion acoustic (IA) double-layers are investigated in a magnetized two population electron plasmas. The extended Kortewegde Vries equation is derived by using the reductive perturbation technique. The effect of obliqueness (l{sub z}) and magnitude of the external magnetic field (?{sub ci}), as well as the electron number density (?) on the double-layer profile, is studied, and then the ranges of parameters for which the double-layers exist are investigated in detail. We found that the combined effects of l{sub z}, ?{sub ci}, and ? significantly modify the basic properties (viz. amplitude and width) of the IA double-layers.

Shahmansouri, M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Arak University, Arak 38156-8-8349 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)] [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Arak University, Arak 38156-8-8349 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

450

The H2 Double-Slit Experiment: Where Quantum and Classical Physics...  

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electron suffices to induce the emergence of classical properties such as loss of coherence. Double photoionization of H2. Left: Circularly polarized light comes from the top....

451

An Investigation and Characterization of Metal Foam Filled Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers.  

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??The effect of using metal foams in double-pipe heat exchangers is investigated in this work. The advantages and drawbacks of using metal foams in these (more)

Chen, Xi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

A Search for the Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay of Xenon-136 with Improved Sensitivity from Denoising .  

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??The EXO-200 detector is designed to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe. ??0? decay, if it occurs in nature, would demonstrate the (more)

Davis, Clayton G.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

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

454

Large Hadron Collider Probe of Supersymmetric Neutrinoless Double-Beta-Decay Mechanism  

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In the minimal supersymmetric extension to the standard model, a nonzero lepton number violating coupling ?111? predicts both neutrinoless double-beta-decay and resonant single slepton production at the LHC. We show that, in this case, if neutrinoless double beta decay is discovered in the next generation of experiments, there exist good prospects to observe single slepton production at the LHC. Neutrinoless double beta decay could otherwise result from a different source (such as a nonzero Majorana neutrino mass). Resonant single slepton production at the LHC can therefore discriminate between the ?111? neutrinoless double-beta-decay mechanism and others.

B. C. Allanach; C. H. Kom; H. Ps

2009-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

455

Search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Cd-116 with the NEMO-3 experiment.  

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??This dissertation describes the approach taken in measuring two neutrino double beta decay of Cd-116 to the ground state of Sn-116 and in searching for (more)

Pahlka, Raymond Benton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

On ion probes and traps, barium tagging for the EXO double beta decay detector.  

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??The Enriched Xenon Observatory seeks to measure neutrino mass through observation of neutrinoless double beta decay. A new generation of ton-scale experiments are being developed, (more)

Stanford University, Dept. of Physics

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

THE NARROW X-RAY TAIL AND DOUBLE H? TAILS OF ESO 137-002 IN A3627  

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We present the analysis of a deep Chandra observation of a ?2 L{sub *} late-type galaxy, ESO 137-002, in the closest rich cluster A3627. The Chandra data reveal a long (?>40 kpc) and narrow tail with a nearly constant width (?3 kpc) to the southeast of the galaxy, and a leading edge ?1.5 kpc from the galaxy center on the upstream side of the tail. The tail is most likely caused by the nearly edge-on stripping of ESO 137-002's interstellar medium (ISM) by ram pressure, compared to the nearly face-on stripping of ESO 137-001 discussed in our previous work. Spectral analysis of individual regions along the tail shows that the gas throughout it has a rather constant temperature, ?1 keV, very close to the temperature of the tails of ESO 137-001, if the same atomic database is used. The derived gas abundance is low (?0.2 solar with the single-kT model), an indication of the multiphase nature of the gas in the tail. The mass of the X-ray tail is only a small fraction (<5%) of the initial ISM mass of the galaxy, suggesting that the stripping is most likely at an early stage. However, with any of the single-kT, double-kT, and multi-kT models we tried, the tail is always 'over-pressured' relative to the surrounding intracluster medium (ICM), which could be due to the uncertainties in the abundance, thermal versus non-thermal X-ray emission, or magnetic support in the ICM. The H? data from the Southern Observatory for Astrophysical Research show a ?21 kpc tail spatially coincident with the X-ray tail, as well as a secondary tail (?12 kpc long) to the east of the main tail diverging at an angle of ?23 and starting at a distance of ?7.5 kpc from the nucleus. At the position of the secondary H? tail, the X-ray emission is also enhanced at the ?2? level. We compare the tails of ESO 137-001 and ESO 137-002, and also compare the tails to simulations. Both the similarities and differences of the tails pose challenges to the simulations. Several implications are briefly discussed.

Zhang, B.; Lin, X. B.; Kong, X. [Center for Astrophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China); Sun, M. [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States); Ji, L. [Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008 (China); Sarazin, C. [Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400325, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325 (United States); Nulsen, P. E. J.; Forman, W.; Jones, C. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Roediger, E. [Germany Hamburger Sternwarte, Universitt Hamburg, Gojensbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg (Germany); Donahue, M.; Voit, G. M., E-mail: xkong@ustc.edu.cn, E-mail: mingsun.cluster@gmail.com [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2013-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

458

The Effect of Disorder in Superfluid Double Layer Graphene  

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We investigate the superfluid properties of disordered double layer graphene systems using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) formalism. The complexity of such a structure makes it imperative to study the effects of lattice vacancies which will inevitably arise during fabrication. We present and compare room temperature performance characteristics for both ideal and disordered bilayer graphene systems in an effort to illustrate the behavior of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in the presence of lattice defects under non-equilibrium conditions. We find that lattice vacancies spread throughout the top layer past the coherence length have a reduced effect compared to the ideal case. However, vacancies concentrated near the metal contacts within the coherence length significantly alter the interlayer superfluid transport properties.

Brian Dellabetta; Matthew J. Gilbert

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

459

Valley pair qubits in double quantum dots of gapped graphene  

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The rise of graphene opens a new door to qubit implementation, as discussed in the recent proposal of valley pair qubits in double quantum dots of gapped graphene (Wu et al., arXiv: 1104.0443 [cond-mat.mes-hall]). The work here presents the comprehensive theory underlying the proposal. It discusses the interaction of electrons with external magnetic and electric fields in such structures. Specifically, it examines a strong, unique mechanism, i.e., the analogue of the 1st-order relativistic effect in gapped graphene. This mechanism is state mixing free and allows, together with the electrically tunable exchange coupling, a fast, all-electric manipulation of qubits via electric gates, in the time scale of ns. The work also looks into the issue of fault tolerance in a typical case, yielding at 10oK a long qubit coherence time (~O(ms)).

G. Y. Wu; N. -Y. Lue; L. Chang

2011-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

460

Range-Separated Brueckner Coupled Cluster Doubles Theory  

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We introduce a range-separation approximation to coupled cluster doubles (CCD) theory that successfully overcomes limitations of regular CCD when applied to the uniform electron gas. We combine the short-range ladder channel with the long-range ring channel in the presence of a Bruckner renormalized one-body interaction and obtain ground-state energies with an accuracy of 0.001 a.u./electron across a wide range of density regimes. Our scheme is particularly useful in the low-density and strongly correlated regimes, where regular CCD has serious drawbacks. Moreover, we cure the infamous overcorrelation of approaches based on ring diagrams (i.e., the particle-hole random phase approximation). Our energies are further shown to have appropriate basis set and thermodynamic limit convergence, and overall this scheme promises energetic properties for realistic periodic and extended systems which existing methods do not possess.

James J. Shepherd; Thomas M. Henderson; Gustavo E. Scuseria

2014-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Ferroelectric modulation on resonant tunneling through perovskite double-barriers  

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The negative differential resistance (NDR) due to resonance tunneling is achieved at room temperature in perovskite double-barrier heterostructures composed of a 10 unit-cell-thick SrTiO{sub 3} quantum well sandwiched in two 10 unit-cell-thick LaAlO{sub 3} barriers. The NDR occurs at 1.2?V and does not change with voltage cycling. When the paraelectric SrTiO{sub 3} quantum well is replaced by a ferroelectric BaTiO{sub 3}, the onset of the NDR can be modulated by polarization switching in the ultrathin BaTiO{sub 3}. A polarization pointing to the collector lowers the NDR voltage but a polarization pointing to the emitter increases it. The shift of the NDR voltage is ascribed to reversal of the extra electric field in the quantum well due to the polarization switching.

Du, Ruifang; Qiu, Xiangbiao; Li, Aidong; Wu, Di, E-mail: diwu@nju.edu.cn [National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

462

Double rotation NMR studies of zeolites and aluminophosphate molecular sieves  

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Goal is to study the organization and structures of guest atoms and molecules and their reactions on internal surfaces within pores of zeolites and aluminophosphate molecular sieves. {sup 27}Al and {sup 23}Na double rotation NMR (DOR) is used since it removes the anisotropic broadening in NMR spectra of quadrupolar nuclei, thus increasing resolution. This work concentrates on probing aluminum framework atoms in aluminophosphate molecular sieves and sodium extra framework cations in porous aluminosilicates. In aluminophosphates, ordering and electronic environments of the framework {sup 27}Al nuclei are modified upon adsorption of water molecules within the channels; a relation is sought between the sieve channel topology and the organization of adsorbed water, as well as the interaction between the Al nuclei and the water molecules. Extra framework Na{sup +} cations are directly involved in adsorption processes and reactions in zeolite cavities.

Jelinek, R. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry]|[Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

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 Gonzlez; Sergey Kovalenko; Fedor imkovic

2014-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

464

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

465

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

466

Cryogenic Double Beta Decay Experiments: CUORE and CUORICINO  

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Cryogenic bolometers, with their excellent energy resolution, flexibility in material, and availability in high purity, are excellent detectors for the search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Kilogram-size single crystals of TeO_2 are utilized in CUORICINO for an array with a total detector mass of 40.7 kg. CUORICINO currently sets the most stringent limit on the halflife of Te-130 of T > 2.4x10^{24} yr (90% C.L.), corresponding to a limit on the effective Majorana neutrino mass in the range of < 0.2-0.9 eV. Based on technology developed for CUORICINO and its predecessors, CUORE is a next-generation experiment designed to probe neutrino mass in the range of 10 - 100 meV. Latest results from CUORICINO and overview of the progress and current status of CUORE are presented.

Reina Maruyama; for the CUORE Collaboration

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

467

Double optical spring enhancement for gravitational wave detectors  

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Currently planned second-generation gravitational-wave laser interferometers such as Advanced LIGO exploit the extensively investigated signal-recycling (SR) technique. Candidate Advanced LIGO configurations are usually designed to have two resonances within the detection band, around which the sensitivity is enhanced: a stable optical resonance and an unstable optomechanical resonance - which is upshifted from the pendulum frequency due to the so-called optical-spring effect. Alternative to a feedback control system, we propose an all-optical stabilization scheme, in which a second optical spring is employed, and the test mass is trapped by a stable ponderomotive potential well induced by two carrier light fields whose detunings have opposite signs. The double optical spring also brings additional flexibility in re-shaping the noise spectral density and optimizing toward specific gravitational-wave sources. The presented scheme can be extended easily to a multi-optical-spring system that allows further optimization.

Henning Rehbein; Helge Mueller-Ebhardt; Kentaro Somiya; Stefan L. Danilishin; Roman Schnabel; Karsten Danzmann; Yanbei Chen

2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

468

Low Radioactivity Crystals for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Detectors  

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The production of crystals needed for rare events physics represent a relatively new exciting challenge in the field of materials science and engineering. Extremely low concentration of radioactive impurities and very high crystal perfection is required for the crystals to be used in experiments in which the main concerns are the reduction of the background and the use of high sensitivity detectors. A further complication is the fact that for an experiment with a significant discovery potential relatively large quantities of crystals are needed. The present work makes a review of the general problems related to the production of crystals for rare events physics and gives details related to the production of the TeO 2 crystals needed for the major experiment in this field using bolometric technique namely the CUORE experiment. The potential use of crystals for future double beta decay experiments is also discussed.

Ioan Dafinei; CUORE Collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Chiral Two?body Currents and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay  

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The nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) of neutrinoless double?beta (0???) decay are studied using weak currents derived in the framework of chiral effective field theory. Apart from the standard one?body (1b) currents it is shown that two?body (2b) currents contribute to weak processes. The normal?ordered 1b part of 2b currents modifies the Gamow?Teller (GT) ?? ? part of the 1b current contributing to the well?known quenching of GT single?? decays. The momentum?transfer dependence of the quenching due to 2b currents is also predicted. Therefore including 2b currents allows to address microscopically the problem of the axial weak coupling (g A ) value which is the biggest uncertainty in the 0??? decay NME calculations for all available methods.

Javier Menndez

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

The nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay  

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The status of calculation of the neutrinoless double beta decay ( 0??? ?decay) nuclear matrix elements (NME's) is reviewed. The spread of published values of NME's is discussed. The main attention is paid to the recent progress achieved in the evaluation of the 0??? ?decay NME's in the framework of the quasiparticle random phase approximation (QRPA). The obtained results are compared with those of the nuclear shell model. The problem of reliable determination of the 0??? ?decay NME's is addressed. The uncertainty in NME's are analyzed and further progress in calculation of the 0??? ?decay NME's is outlined.

Fedor imkovic

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Study of a double bubbler for material balance in liquids  

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The objective of this project was to determine the potential of a double bubbler to measure density and fluid level of the molten salt contained in an electrorefiner. Such in-situ real-time measurements can provide key information for material balances in the pyroprocessing of the nuclear spent fuel. This theoretical study showed this technique has a lot of promise. Four different experiments were designed and performed. The first three experiments studied the influence of a variety of factors such as depth difference between the two tubes, gas flow rate, the radius of the tubes and determining the best operating conditions. The last experiment purpose was to determine the precision and accuracy of the apparatus during specific conditions. The elected operating conditions for the characterization of the system were a difference of depth of 25 cm and a flow rate of 55 ml/min in each tube. The measured densities were between 1,000 g/l and 1,400g/l and the level between 34cm and 40 cm. The depth difference between the tubes is critical, the larger, the better. The experiments showed that the flow rate should be the same in each tube. The concordances with theoretical predictions were very good. The density precision was very satisfying (spread<0.1%) and the accuracy was about 1%. For the level determination, the precision was also very satisfying (spread<0.1%), but the accuracy was about 3%. However, those two biases could be corrected with calibration curves. In addition to the aqueous systems studied in the present work, future work will focus on examining the behavior of the double bubbler instrumentation in molten salt systems. The two main challenges which were identified in this work are the effect of the temperature and the variation of the superficial tension.

Hugues Lambert

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

A Markovian model for the hybrid manufacturing planning and control method 'Double Speed Single Production Line'  

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In this paper, the hybrid production planning & control method Double Speed Single Production Line (DSSPL) is presented, modelled and its performances evaluated and compared to classical Production Planning and Control methods (PPC). DSSPL combines JIT/kanban ... Keywords: Double Speed Single Production Line, Hybrid manufacturing planning & control method, Industrial case study, Markov processes

Naoufel Cheikhrouhou; Christoph Hachen; Rmy Glardon

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

A double-layer Boussinesq-type model for highly nonlinear and dispersive waves  

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...articles 1009 1008 119 73 A double-layer Boussinesq-type model for highly nonlinear and...approximation, a new double-layer Boussinesq-type model that is linearly and nonlinearly...comparison with so-called high-order Boussinesq models. A linear analysis of the model...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Overlapping double etch technique for evaluation of metallic alloys to stress corrosion cracking  

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A double overlapping etch zone technique for evaluation of the resistance of metallic alloys to stress corrosion cracking. The technique involves evaluating the metallic alloy along the line of demarcation between an overlapping double etch zone and single etch zone formed on the metallic alloy surface.

Steeves, Arthur F. (Schenectady, NY); Stewart, James C. (Loudonville, NY)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations  

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Double-hybrid density-functional theory with meta-generalized-gradient approximations Sidi Ould-parameter double-hybrid density-functional theory [K. Sharkas, J. Toulouse, and A. Savin, J. Chem. Phys. 134 of the most accurate approximations for electronic-structure calculations within density- functional theory

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

476

HEAT TRANSFERS IN A DOUBLE SKIN ROOF VENTILATED BY NATURAL CONVECTION IN SUMMER TIME  

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1 HEAT TRANSFERS IN A DOUBLE SKIN ROOF VENTILATED BY NATURAL CONVECTION IN SUMMER TIME P. H or in tropical and arid countries. In this work, radiation, convection and conduction heat transfers-dimensional numerical simulation of the heat transfers through the double skin reveals the most important parameters

Boyer, Edmond

477

CHARGE-BASED MOS CORRELATED DOUBLE SAMPLING COMPARATOR AND FOLDING CIRCUIT  

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CHARGE-BASED MOS CORRELATED DOUBLE SAMPLING COMPARATOR AND FOLDING CIRCUIT Roman Genov and Gert 21218-2686 E-mail: roman,gert¡ @bach.ece.jhu.edu ABSTRACT A novel charge-based comparator and folding circuit are pre- sented. Correlated double sampling comparison is performed using a log-domain integrator

Cauwenberghs, Gert

478

Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Seagrass Bed Sediments by Double-Gradient Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis  

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Microbial Ecology Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Seagrass Bed Sediments by Double, including the presence or absence of vegetation, depth into sediment, and season. Double- gradient of these similarity coefficients were used to group banding patterns by depth into sediment, presence or absence

Sherman, Tim

479

Probing many-particle correlations in semiconductor quantum wells using double-quantum-coherence signals  

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Probing many-particle correlations in semiconductor quantum wells using double-quantum-coherence, 92697-2025, United States ABSTRACT Multidimensional analysis of coherent signals is commonly used-dimensional correlation spectroscopy technique which employs double-quantum-coherence to investigate many-body effects

Mukamel, Shaul

480

A Dual-Band Antenna for WLAN Applications by Double Rectangular Patch with 4-Bridges  

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A Dual-Band Antenna for WLAN Applications by Double Rectangular Patch with 4-Bridges Chang won Jung, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697, USA Abstract: Double rectangular patch with 4-bridges is investigated for solution of IEEE 802.11b/g (2.4GHz) and 802.11a (5.5GHz). Rectangular patch for 5.5GHz frequency band

De Flaviis, Franco

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Middle School Academic Competition - Double Elimination | U.S. DOE Office  

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Academic Competition - Double Academic Competition - Double Elimination National Science Bowl® (NSB) NSB Home About High School Middle School Attending National Event Volunteers 2013 Competition Results Middle School Round Robin Middle School Double Elimination Middle School Electric Car High School Round Robin High School Double Elimination News Media WDTS Home Contact Information National Science Bowl® U.S. Department of Energy SC-27/ Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: 202-586-6702 E: National.Science.Bowl@science.doe.gov 2013 Competition Results Middle School Academic Competition - Double Elimination Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page No-Loss Bracket .pdf file (42KB) (Final Results) Challengers' Bracket .pdf file (42KB) (Final Results) Last modified: 4/29/2013 11:22:57 AM

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High School Academic Competition - Double Elimination | U.S. DOE Office of  

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Double Double Elimination National Science Bowl® (NSB) NSB Home About High School Middle School Attending National Event Volunteers 2013 Competition Results Middle School Round Robin Middle School Double Elimination Middle School Electric Car High School Round Robin High School Double Elimination News Media WDTS Home Contact Information National Science Bowl® U.S. Department of Energy SC-27/ Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: 202-586-6702 E: National.Science.Bowl@science.doe.gov 2013 Competition Results High School Academic Competition - Double Elimination Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page No-Loss Bracket .pdf file (45KB)(Final Results) Challengers' Bracket .pdf file (42KB) (Final Results) Last modified: 4/29/2013 11:56:04 AM

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T-682:Double free vulnerability in MapServer | Department of Energy  

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2:Double free vulnerability in MapServer 2:Double free vulnerability in MapServer T-682:Double free vulnerability in MapServer August 2, 2011 - 4:08pm Addthis PROBLEM: Double free vulnerability in MapServer PLATFORM: All versions may be susceptible to SQL injection under certain circumstances ABSTRACT: MapServer developers have discovered flaws in the OGC filter support in MapServer. Specific code is used in support of WFS, WMS-SLD and SOS specifications. All versions may be susceptible to SQL injection under certain circumstances. The extent of the vulnerability depends on the MapServer version, relational database and mapfile configuration being used. All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to these latest releases. reference LINKS: Double-free in msAddImageSymbol() when filename is a http resource

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Systematic Effects in Pulse Shape Analysis of HPGe Detector Signals for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

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Pulse shape analysis is an important background reduction and signal identification technique for next generation of neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments examining 76Ge. We present a study of the systematic uncertainties in one such parametric pulse-shape analysis technique for separating multi-site backgrounds from single-site signal events. We examined systematic uncertainties for events in full-energy gamma peaks (predominantly multi-site), double escape peaks (predominantly single-site) and the Compton continuum near double-beta decay endpoint (which will be the dominant background for most neutrinoless double-beta decay searches). In short, we find total (statistical plus systematic) fractional uncertainties in the pulse shape cut survival probabilities of: 6.6%, 1.5% and 3.8% for double-escape, continuum and gamma-ray events respectively.

Victor M Gehman; Steven R Elliott; Dongming Mei

2009-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Restoration of Secondary Containment in Double Shell Tank (DST) Pits  

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Cracks found in many of the double-shell tank (DST) pump and valve pits bring into question the ability of the pits to provide secondary containment and remain in compliance with State and Federal regulations. This study was commissioned to identify viable options for maintain/restoring secondary containment capability in these pits. The basis for this study is the decision analysis process which identifies the requirements to be met and the desired goals (decision criteria) that each option will be weighed against. A facilitated workshop was convened with individuals knowledgeable of Tank Farms Operations, engineering practices, and safety/environmental requirements. The outcome of this workshop was the validation or identification of the critical requirements, definition of the current problem, identification and weighting of the desired goals, baselining of the current repair methods, and identification of potential alternate solutions. The workshop was followed up with further investigations into the potential solutions that were identified in the workshop and through other efforts. These solutions are identified in the body of this report. Each of the potential solutions were screened against the list of requirements and only those meeting the requirements were considered viable options. To expand the field of viable options, hybrid concepts that combine the strongest features of different individual approaches were also examined. Several were identified. The decision analysis process then ranked each of the viable options against the weighted decision criteria, which resulted in a recommended solution. The recommended approach is based upon installing a sprayed on coating system.

SHEN, E.J.

2000-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Double-detonation explosions as progenitors of type Iax supernovae  

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It has recently been proposed that one sub-class of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) is sufficiently both distinct and common to be classified separately from the bulk of SNe Ia, with a suggested class name of "type Iax supernovae" (SNe Iax), after SN 2002cx. We show that the population properties of this class can be understood if the events originate from helium double-detonation sub-Chandrasekhar mass explosions, in which a carbon--oxygen white dwarf (CO WD) accumulates a helium layer from a non-degenerate helium star. We have incorporated detailed binary evolution calculations for the progenitor systems into a binary population synthesis model to obtain birthrates and delay times for such events. The predicted Galactic event rate is $\\sim$$0.6-1.8\\times 10^{-3}\\,{\\rm yr}^{-1}$, in good agreement with the measured rates of SNe Iax. In addition, predicted delay times are $\\sim$70\\,Myr$-$710\\,Myr, consistent with the fact that SNe Iax have so far only been discovered in late-type galaxies. Based on the CO WD mass...

Wang, Bo; Han, Zhanwen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Residential Demand Response and Double-Auction Markets  

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Demand response and dynamic pricing programs are expected to play increasing roles in the modern Smart Grid environment. While direct load control of end-use loads has existed for decades, price driven response programs are only beginning to be explored at the distribution level. These programs utilize a price signal as a means to control demand. Active markets allow customers to respond to fluctuations in wholesale electrical costs, but may not allow the utility to control demand. Transactive markets, utilizing distributed controllers and a centralized auction can be used to create an interactive system which can limit demand at key times on a distribution system, decreasing congestion. With the current proliferation of computing and communication resources, the ability now exists to create transactive demand response programs at the residential level. With the combination of automated bidding and response strategies coupled with education programs and customer response, emerging demand response programs have the ability to reduce utility demand and congestion in a more controlled manner. This paper will explore the effects of a residential double-auction market, utilizing transactive controllers, on the operation of an electric power distribution system.

Fuller, Jason C.; Schneider, Kevin P.; Chassin, David P.

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Twofold reentrant melting in a double-Gaussian fluid  

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Isotropic pair potentials that are bounded at the origin have been proposed from time to time as models of the effective interaction between macromolecules of interest in the chemical physics of soft matter. We present a thorough study of the phase behavior of point particles interacting through a potential which combines a bounded short-range repulsion with a much weaker attraction at moderate distances, both of Gaussian shape. Notwithstanding the fact that the attraction acts as a small perturbation of the Gaussian-core model potential, the phase diagram of the double-Gaussian model (DGM) is far richer, showing two fluid phases and four distinct solid phases in the case that we have studied. Using free-energy calculations, the various regions of confluence of three distinct phases in the DGM system have all been characterized in detail. Moreover, two distinct lines of reentrant melting are found, and for each of them a rationale is provided in terms of the elastic properties of the solid phases.

S. Prestipino; C. Speranza; G. Malescio; P. V. Giaquinta

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Parametric analysis of a double-effect steam absorption chiller  

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The development in the field of refrigeration and cooling systems based on absorption cycles has attained its own internal dynamic in the last decade. A major obstacle for developing model is the lack of available component specifications. These specifications are commonly proprietary of the chiller's manufacturers and normally the available information is not sufficient. This work presented a double-effect parallel-flow-type steam absorption chiller model based on thermodynamic and energy equations. The chiller studied is