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  1. SiNode Systems

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    SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher battery capacity and faster charging rates, all while being produced via a low cost solution chemistry-based manufacturing process.

  2. SiNode Systems | Department of Energy

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    University SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  3. SiNode Systems | Department of Energy

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    Bearing Analytics Purdue University 355 likes Bearing Analytics is a leading-edge equipment monitoring company aimed at pioneering a new era in industrial bearing condition...

  4. SiNode Systems | Department of Energy

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    Bioadhesive Alliance North Carolina A&T State University 1322 likes Bioadhesive Alliance Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of "PiGrid", bio-based adhesive that is green, low...

  5. Element One Reduces Cost of Hydrogen Leak Detection Systems ...

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    Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" SiNode Systems - Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems. Startup Success: Energy Department...

  6. Pyro-E | Department of Energy

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    University 31 likes SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  7. Bioadhesive Alliance | Department of Energy

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    University 31 likes SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  8. Inviroment | Department of Energy

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    University 31 likes SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  9. Bearing Analytics | Department of Energy

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    University 31 likes SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  10. Picasolar | Department of Energy

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    University 31 likes SiNode Systems is a battery materials venture developing silicon-graphene anodes for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries. SiNode anodes offer higher...

  11. Magmatic "Quantum-Like" Systems

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    Elemer E Rosinger

    2008-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum computation has suggested, among others, the consideration of "non-quantum" systems which in certain respects may behave "quantum-like". Here, what algebraically appears to be the most general possible known setup, namely, of {\\it magmas} is used in order to construct "quantum-like" systems. The resulting magmatic composition of systems has as a well known particular case the tensor products.

  12. Where Are They Now? National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition...

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    of Colorado Cleantech New Venture Challenge SiNode Systems - Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems. Startup Success: Energy Department...

  13. Northwestern University Team Wins 2013 National Clean Energy...

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    Announcing the Clean Energy Trust Semifinalists SiNode Systems - Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems. Startup Success: Energy Department...

  14. Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean...

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    Team Wins 180,000 Toward Clean Energy Start Up SiNode Systems - Advanced silicon graphene batteries. | Photo courtesy of Sinode Systems. Startup Success: Energy Department...

  15. OGY Control of Haken Like Systems on Different Poincare Sections

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    Mozhgan Mombeini

    2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Chua system, the Lorenz system, the Chen system and The L\\"u system are chaotic systems that their state space equations is very similar to Haken system which is a nonlinear model of a optical slow-fast system. These Haken-Like Sys-tems have very similar properties. All have two slow but unstable eigenvalues and one fastest but stable eigenvalue. This lets that an approximation of slow manifold be equivalent with unstable manifold of the system. In other hand, control of discreet model of the system on a defined manifold (Poincare map) is main essence of some important control methods of chaotic systems for example OGY method. Here, by using different methods of defining slow manifold of the H-L systems the efficiency of the OGY control for stabilizing problem investigated.

  16. Lyapunov-Like Conditions for the Existence of Zeno Behavior in Hybrid and Lagrangian Hybrid Systems

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    Ames, Aaron

    Lyapunov-Like Conditions for the Existence of Zeno Behavior in Hybrid and Lagrangian Hybrid Systems Andrew Lamperski and Aaron D. Ames Abstract-- Lyapunov-like conditions that utilize generaliza- tions configuration space, we utilize our Lyapunov-like conditions to obtain easily verifiable necessary

  17. A Privacy Preservation Model for Facebook-like Social Network Systems

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    Regina, University of

    A Privacy Preservation Model for Facebook-like Social Network Systems Philip W. L. Fong, Mohd Anwar-0-7731-0659 (print) ISBN 978-0-7731-0660 (online) #12;A Privacy Preservation Model for Facebook-Like Social Network growth in the popularity of social network systems, with Facebook being an archetypical example. Due

  18. Collective multipole-like signatures of entanglement in symmetric N-qubit systems

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    A. R. Usha Devi; R. Prabhu; A. K. Rajagopal

    2007-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    A cogent theory of collective multipole-like quantum correlations in symmetric multiqubit states is presented by employing SO(3) irreducible spherical tensor representation. An arbitrary bipartite division of this system leads to a family of inequalities to detect entanglement involving averages of these tensors expressed in terms of the total system angular momentum operator. Implications of this theory to the quantum nature of multipole-like correlations of all orders in the Dicke states are deduced. A selected set of examples illustrate these collective tests. Such tests detect entanglement in macroscopic atomic ensembles, where individual atoms are not accessible.

  19. Silica-Like Sequence of Anomalies in Core-Softened Systems

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    Yu. D. Fomin; E. N. Tsiok; V. N. Ryzhov

    2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a simulation study of density, structural and diffusion anomalies in core-softened system introduced in our previous publications. It is well-known, that with appropriate parametrization, core-softened systems are remarkable model liquids that exhibit anomalous properties observed in tetrahedral liquids such as silica and water. It is widely believed that core-softened potentials demonstrate the water-like sequence of anomalies. We show that with increasing the depth of the attractive part of the potential the order of the region of anomalous diffusion and the regions of density and structural anomalies is inverted and have the silica-like sequence. We also show that the slope of the Widom line is negative like in water.

  20. `LOW TEMPERATURE FOMBLIN' COATED ACCORDION-LIKE UCN STORAGE SYSTEM FOR NEUTRON LIFETIME EXPERIMENT

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    Steyerl, Albert

    Island, Kingston, RI, USA; 3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia; 4 Institut Laue Temperature Fomblin', has been tested as a wall coating in an ultracold neutron (UCN) storage experiment using to n is made more reliable by the novel use of an accordion-like storage vessel. In this system

  1. Electromagnetially-induced-transparency-like ground-state cooling in a double-cavity optomechanical system

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    Yujie Guo; Kai Li; Wenjie Nie; Yong Li

    2014-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose to cool a mechanical resonator close to its ground state via an electromagnetically-induced-transparency- (EIT-) like cooling mechanism in a double-cavity optomechanical system, where an additional cavity couples to the original one in the standard optomechanical system. By choosing optimal parameters such that the cooling process of the mechanical resonator corresponds to the maximum value of the optical fluctuation spectrum and the heating process to the minimum one, the mechanical resonator can be cooled with the final mean phonon number less than that at the absence of the additional cavity. And we show the mechanical resonator may be cooled close to its ground state via such an EIT-like cooling mechanism even when the original resolved sideband condition is not fulfilled at the absence of the additional cavity.

  2. Extended space expectation values of position related operators for hydrogen-like quantum system evolutions

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    Kalay, Berfin; Demiralp, Metin [?stanbul Technical University, Informatics Institute, Maslak, 34469, ?stanbul (Turkey)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The expectation value definitions over an extended space from the considered Hilbert space of the system under consideration is given in another paper of the second author in this symposium. There, in that paper, the conceptuality rather than specification is emphasized on. This work uses that conceptuality to investigate the time evolutions of the position related operators' expectation values not in its standard meaning but rather in a new version of the definition over not the original Hilbert space but in the space obtained by extensions via introducing the images of the given initial wave packet under the positive integer powers of the system Hamiltonian. These images may not be residing in the same space of the initial wave packet when certain singularities appear in the structure of the system Hamiltonian. This may break down the existence of the integrals in the definitions of the expectation values. The cure is the use of basis functions in the abovementioned extended space and the sandwiching of the target operator whose expectation value is under questioning by an appropriately chosen operator guaranteeing the existence of the relevant integrals. Work specifically focuses on the hydrogen-like quantum systems whose Hamiltonians contain a polar singularity at the origin.

  3. Quantum entanglement for two electrons in the excited states of helium-like systems

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    Yen-Chang Lin; Yew Kam Ho

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum entanglement for the two electrons in the excited states of the helium-like atom/ions is investigated using the two-electron wave functions constructed by the B-spline basis. As a measure of the spatial (electron-electron orbital) entanglement, the von Neumann entropy and linear entropy of the reduced density matrix are calculated for the 1s2s 1,3S excited states for systems with some selected Z values from Z=2 to Z=100. Results for the helium atom are compared with other available calculations. We have also investigated the entropies for these excited states when the nucleus charge is reduced from Z=2 to Z=1. At such a critical charge, all the singly-excited states of this system become unbound, and the linear entropies and the von Neumann entropies for the excited states are approaching 1/2 and 1, respectively, the limits for the entropies when one electron is bound to the nucleus, and the other being free.

  4. Ratchet behavior in nonlinear Klein-Gordon systems with point-like inhomogeneities Luis MoralesMolina

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    Sánchez, Angel "Anxo"

    Ratchet behavior in nonlinear Klein-Gordon systems with point-like inhomogeneities Luis Morales: February 14, 2005) We investigate the ratchet dynamics of nonlinear Klein-Gordon kinks in a periodic a collective coordinate framework, which shows that such system behaves as a rocking ratchet for point

  5. Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems

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    Charles E. Smith Jr.; Christopher Zorn

    2011-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We expand the substantive terrain of QI's reach by illuminating a body of political theory that to date has been elaborated in strictly classical language and formalisms but has complex features that seem to merit generalizations of the problem outside the confines of classicality. The line of research, initiated by Fiorina in the 1980s, seeks to understand the origins and nature of party governance in two-party political systems wherein voters cast partisan ballots in two contests, one that determines partisan control of the executive branch and another that determines party control of a legislature. We describe how research in this area evolved in the last two decades in directions that bring it now to the point where further elaboration and study seem natural in the more general formalistic and philosophical environments embraced in QI research. In the process, we find evidence that a restriction of a classical model that has animated work in the field appears violated in a form that leads one naturally to embrace the superposition principle. We then connect classical distinctions between separable and nonseparable preferences that are common in political science to their quantum and quantum-like counterparts in the QI literature, finding special affinity for a recently-introduced understanding of the distinction that provides a passageway into the boundary between fully quantum and fully classical views of the distinction and thereby provides new leverage on existing work germane to the theory.

  6. Gravitating bag as a coherent system of the point-like and dressed electron

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    Alexander Burinskii

    2015-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Gravitational and electromagnetic fields of an electron correspond to over-rotating Kerr-Newman (KN) solution, which has a naked singular ring and two-sheeted topology. This solution is regularized by a solitonic source, in which singular interior is replaced by a vacuum bubble filled by the Higgs field in a false-vacuum state. Field model of this KN bubble has much in common with the famous MIT and SLAC bag models, but the geometry is "dual" (turned inside out), leading to consistency of the KN bag model with gravity. Similar to other bag models, the KN bag is compliant to deformations, and under rotations it takes an oblate ellipsoidal form, creating a circular string along the border. Electromagnetic excitations of the KN bag generate stringy traveling waves which deform the bag, creating a traveling singular pole, included in a general bag-string-quark complex. The dressed electron may be considered in this model as a coherent excitation of this system, confining the point-like electron (as a quark) in state of zitterbewegung.

  7. Optimum PID Control of Multi-wing Attractors in A Family of Lorenz-like Chaotic Systems

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    Anish Acharya; Saptarshi Das; Indranil Pan

    2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-wing chaotic attractors are highly complex nonlinear dynamical systems with higher number of index-2 equilibrium points. Due to the presence of several equilibrium points, randomness of the state time series for these multi-wing chaotic systems is higher than that of the conventional double wing chaotic attractors. A real coded Genetic Algorithm (GA) based global optimization framework has been presented in this paper, to design optimum PID controllers so as to control the state trajectories of three different multi-wing Lorenz like chaotic systems viz. Lu, Rucklidge and Sprott-1 system.

  8. Homoclinic orbits, and self-excited and hidden attractors in a Lorenz-like system describing convective fluid motion

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    G. A. Leonov; N. V. Kuznetsov; T. N. Mokaev

    2015-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    In this tutorial, we discuss self-excited and hidden attractors for systems of differential equations. We considered the example of a Lorenz-like system derived from the well-known Glukhovsky--Dolghansky and Rabinovich systems, to demonstrate the analysis of self-excited and hidden attractors and their characteristics. We applied the fishing principle to demonstrate the existence of a homoclinic orbit, proved the dissipativity and completeness of the system, and found absorbing and positively invariant sets. We have shown that this system has a self-excited attractor and a hidden attractor for certain parameters. The upper estimates of the Lyapunov dimension of self-excited and hidden attractors were obtained analytically.

  9. Coherent quantum transport in disordered systems: A unified polaron treatment of hopping and band-like transport

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    Chee Kong Lee; Jeremy Moix; Jianshu Cao

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum transport in disordered systems is studied using a polaron-based master equation. The polaron approach is capable of bridging the results from the coherent band-like transport regime governed by the Redfield equation to incoherent hopping transport in the classical regime. A non-monotonic dependence of the diffusion coefficient is observed both as a function of temperature and system-phonon coupling strength. In the band-like transport regime, the diffusion coefficient is shown to be linearly proportional to the system-phonon coupling strength, and vanishes at zero coupling due to Anderson localization. In the opposite classical hopping regime, we correctly recover that the dynamics are described by the Fermi's Golden Rule (FGR) and establish that the scaling of the diffusion coefficient depends on the phonon bath relaxation time. In both the hopping and band-like transport regimes, it is demonstrated that at low temperature the zero-point fluctuations of the bath lead to non-zero transport rates, and hence a finite diffusion constant. Application to rubrene and other organic semiconductor materials shows a good agreement with experimental mobility data.

  10. Maximizing tolerable disturbances in a coupled structural system using a QFT-like method

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    Rhodes, Quenten Zane

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and performance. The stability bounds were generated using standard QFT methods. The performance bounds were generated to satisfy the control effort and system output limitations. These were generated using a maximum tolerable disturbance method developed...

  11. Orbital and stochastic far-UV variability in the nova-like system V3885 Sgr

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    Prinja, R K; Richards, M T; Witherick, D K; Peck, L W

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Highly time-resolved time-tagged FUSE satellite spectroscopic data are analysed to establish the far-ultraviolet (FUV) absorption line characteristics of the nova-like cataclysmic variable binary, V3885 Sgr. We determine the temporal behaviour of low (Ly_beta, CIII, NIII) and high (SIV, PV, OVI) ion species, and highlight corresponding orbital phase modulated changes in these lines. On average the absorption troughs are blueshifted due to a low velocity disc wind outflow. Very rapid (~ 5 min) fluctuations in the absorption lines are isolated, which are indicative of stochastic density changes. Doppler tomograms of the FUV lines are calculated which provide evidence for structures where a gas stream interacts with the accretion disc. We conclude that the line depth and velocity changes as a function of orbital phase are consistent with an asymmetry that has its origin in a line-emitting, localised disc-stream interaction region.

  12. Startup Success: Energy Department Helping Small Businesses Bring...

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    batteries with AZ Electronic Materials - a business unit of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. This marks SiNode's second agreement with a major corporate partner. Dfly Systems...

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: High Energy Anode Material Development for Li-ion Batteries

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    Presentation given by Sinode Systems at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about high energy anode material...

  14. National Competition - EERE Commercialization Office

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    University was announced as the winner of the second annual DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. SiNode Systems has developed an advanced anode technology that has...

  15. Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean...

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    aspects of battery improvement, energy capacity and power density. SiNode Systems' Si-graphene composite anode provides up to a ten-fold increase in energy capacity compared to the...

  16. Ultrafast and efficient coherence creation in ?-like atomic systems driven by nonlinearly chirped few-cycle pulses

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    Amarendra K. Sarma; Parvendra Kumar

    2011-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We report an ultrafast and efficient way to create the maximum coherence between the two lower states in a -like atomic systems, driven by two nonlinearly chirped few-cycle pulses. The phenomenon of coherent population trapping and electromagnetically induced population transfer are investigated by solving the appropriate density matrix equations without invoking the rotating wave approximation. The robustness of the scheme for maximum coherence against the variation of the laser parameters are tested numerically. We also demonstrate that the proposed scheme could be used to obtain complete population transfer to an initially empty ground state.

  17. Methyl Chloride from Direct Methane Partial Oxidation: A High-Temperature Shilov-Like Catalytic System

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    Yongchun Tang; John (Qisheng) Ma

    2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The intention of this study is to demonstrate and evaluate the scientific and economic feasibility of using special solvents to improve the thermal stability of Pt-catalyst in the Shilov system, such that a high reaction temperature could be achieved. The higher conversion rate (near 100%) of methyl chloride from partial oxidation of methane under the high temperature ({approx} 200 C) without significant Pt0 precipitation has been achieved. High concentration of the Cl- ion has been identified as the key for the stabilization of the Pt-catalysts. H/D exchange measurements indicated that the over oxidation will occur at the elevated temperature, developments of the effective product separation processes will be necessary in order to rationalize the industry-visible CH4 to CH3Cl conversion.

  18. System and method for measuring particles in a sample stream of a flow cytometer or the like

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    Graves, Steven W. (San Juan Pueblo, NM); Habberset, Robert C. (Santa Fe, NM)

    2010-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A system and method for analyzing a particle in a sample stream of a flow cytometer or the like. The system has a light source, such as a laser pointer module, for generating a low powered light beam and a fluidics apparatus which is configured to transport particles in the sample stream at substantially low velocity through the light beam for interrogation. Detectors, such as photomultiplier tubes, are configured to detect optical signals generated in response to the light beam impinging the particles. Signal conditioning circuitry is connected to each of the detectors to condition each detector output into electronic signals for processing and is designed to have a limited frequency response to filter high frequency noise from the detector output signals.

  19. Quantum like modelling of the non-separability of voters' preferences in the U.S. political system

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    Polina Khrennikova

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Divided Government is nowadays a common feature of the U.S. political system. The voters can cast partisan ballots for two political powers the executive (Presidential elections) and the legislative (the Congress election). Some recent studies have shown that many voters tend to shape their preferences for the political parties by choosing different parties in these two election contests. This type of behavior referred to by Smith et al. (1999) as "ticket splitting" shows irrationality of behavior (such as preference reversal) from the perspective of traditional decision making theories (Von Neumann and Morgenstern (1953), Savage, (1954)). It has been shown by i.e. Zorn and Smith (2011) and also Khrennikova et al. (2014) that these types of "non-separable" preferences are context dependent and can be well accommodated in a quantum like framework. In this paper we use data from Smith et al. (1999) to show first of all probabilistic violation of classical (Kolmogorovian) framework. We proceed with the depiction of our observables (the Congress and the Presidential contexts) with the aid of the quantum probability formula that incorporates the "contextuality" of the decision making process through the interference term. Statistical data induces an interference term of large magnitude a so called hyperbolic interference. We perform with help of our transition probabilities a state reconstruction of the voters state vectors to test for the applicability of the generalized Born rule. This state can be mathematically represented in the generalized Hilbert space based on hyper-complex numbers.

  20. Central nervous system corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) systems contribute to increased anxiety-like behavior during opioid withdrawal : an analysis of neuroanatomical substrates

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    Trigeiro, Alicia

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    anxiety-like signs when infused in the NAC shell but notwere calculated as total dose infused bi-laterally, withhalf the dose infused into each hemisphere in a volume of

  1. Abstract--Pneumatic systems are highly non-linear by their nature. Despite their many advantages like reliability,

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    Barth, Eric J.

    presents the development of a robust observer based controller to eliminate costly pressure sensors the effectiveness of this pressure observer based controller. I. INTRODUCTION HE use of pneumatic systems for task robotic uses. Pandian et al. [1] presented a sliding mode controller for position control that showed good

  2. High and uniform coherence creation in Doppler broadened double lambda-like atomic system by a train of femtosecond optical pulses

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    Amarendra K. Sarma; Pawan Kumar

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed analysis of coherence creation in a four level double lambda-like atomic system using a train of ultra-short few-cycle Gaussian pulses. The effect of the Doppler broadening has been analyzed. It is possible to create high coherence across all the velocity groups in the atomic ensemble using pulses with low repetition frequency. The accumulation of coherence at different radial locations within the atomic beam cross-section as a function of the number of pulses in the train is also reported. We find that pulse train with lower repetition frequencies are able to generate high and nearly uniform coherence in a substantial part of the atomic system.

  3. High and uniform coherence creation in Doppler broadened double lambda-like atomic system by a train of femtosecond optical pulses

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    Sarma, Amarendra K

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a detailed analysis of coherence creation in a four level double lambda-like atomic system using a train of ultra-short few-cycle Gaussian pulses. The effect of the Doppler broadening has been analyzed. It is possible to create high coherence across all the velocity groups in the atomic ensemble using pulses with low repetition frequency. The accumulation of coherence at different radial locations within the atomic beam cross-section as a function of the number of pulses in the train is also reported. We find that pulse train with lower repetition frequencies are able to generate high and nearly uniform coherence in a substantial part of the atomic system.

  4. Constraints on the range lambda of Yukawa-like modifications to the Newtonian inverse-square law of gravitation from Solar System planetary motions

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    Lorenzo Iorio

    2007-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we use the latest corrections to the Newton-Einstein secular perihelion rates of some planets of the Solar System, phenomenologically estimated with the EPM2004 ephemerides by the Russian astronomer E.V. Pitjeva, to put severe constraints on the range parameter lambda characterizing the Yukawa-like modifications of the Newtonian inverse-square law of gravitation. It turns out that the range cannot exceed about one tenth of an Astronomical Unit. We assumed neither equivalence principle violating effects nor spatial variations of $\\alpha$ and $\\lambda$. This finding may have important consequences on all the modified theories of gravity involving Yukawa-type terms with range parameters much larger than the Solar System size. However, caution is advised since we, currently have at our disposal only the periehlion extra-rates estimated by Pitjeva: if and when other groups will estimate their own corrections to the secular motion of perihelia, more robust and firm tests may be conducted.

  5. Orbital configurations and dynamical stability of multi-planet systems around Sun-like stars HD 202206, 14 Her, HD 37124 and HD 108874

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    Krzysztof Gozdziewski; Maciej Konacki; Andrzej J. maciejewski

    2005-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform a dynamical analysis of the recently published radial velocity (RV) measurements of a few solar type stars which host multiple Jupiter-like planets. In particular, we re-analyze the data for HD 202206, 14 Her, HD 37124 and HD 108874. We derive dynamically stable configurations which reproduce the observed RV signals using our method called GAMP (an acronym of the Genetic Algorithm with MEGNO Penalty). The GAMP relies on the N-body dynamics and makes use of genetic algorithms merged with a stability criterion. For this purpose, we use the maximal Lyapunov exponent computed with the dynamical fast indicator MEGNO. Through a dynamical analysis of the phase-space in a neighborhood of the obtained best-fit solutions, we derive meaningful limits on the parameters of the planets. We demonstrate that GAMP is especially well suited for the analysis of the RV data which only partially cover the longest orbital period and/or correspond to multi-planet configurations involved in low-order mean motion resonances (MMRs). In particular, our analysis reveals a presence of a second Jupiter-like planet in the 14 Her system (14 Her c) involved in a 3:1 or 6:1 MMR with the known companion b. We also show that the dynamics of the HD 202206 system may be qualitatively different when coplanar and mutually-inclined orbits of the companions are considered. We demonstrate that the two outer planets in the HD 37124 system may reside in a close neighborhood of the 5:2 MMR. Finally, we found a clear indication that the HD 108874 system may be very close to, or locked in an exact 4:1 MMR.

  6. Low-energy Scattering of $(D^{*}\\bar{D}^{*})^\\pm$ System and the Resonance-like Structure $Z_c(4025)$

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    Ying Chen; Ming Gong; Yu-Hong Lei; Ning Li; Jian Liang; Chuan Liu; Jin-Long Liu; Yong-Fu Liu; Yu-Bin Liu; Zhaofeng Liu; Jian-Ping Ma; Zhan-Lin Wang; Jian-Bo Zhang

    2015-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, low-energy scattering of the $(D^{*}\\bar{D}^{*})^\\pm$ meson system is studied within L\\"uscher's finite-size formalism using $N_{f}=2$ twisted mass gauge field configurations. With three different pion mass values, the $s$-wave threshold scattering parameters, namely the scattering length $a_0$ and the effective range $r_0$, are extracted in $J^P=1^+$ channel. Our results indicate that, in this particular channel, the interaction between the two vector charmed mesons is weakly repulsive in nature hence do not support the possibility of a shallow bound state for the two mesons, at least for the pion mass values being studied. This study provides some useful information on the nature of the newly discovered resonance-like structure $Z_c(4025)$ observed in various experiments.

  7. Crystal-Like geometric modeling

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    Landreneau, Eric Benjamin

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    faces, symmetry, and fractal geometry. The techniques have also been implemented in software, as a proof of concept. They are used in an interactive geometric modeling system, in which users can use these techniques to create crystal-like shapes...

  8. Stellar and Planetary Properties of K2 Campaign 1 Candidates and Validation of 18 Systems, Including a Planet Receiving Earth-like Insolation

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    Montet, Benjamin T; Foreman-Mackey, Daniel; Johnson, John Asher; Hogg, David W; Bowler, Brendan P; Latham, David W; Bieryla, Allyson; Mann, Andrew W

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The extended Kepler mission, K2, is now providing photometry of new fields every three months in a search for transiting planets. In a recent study, Foreman-Mackey and collaborators presented a list of 36 planet candidates orbiting 31 stars in K2 Campaign 1. In this contribution, we present stellar and planetary properties for all systems. We combine ground-based seeing-limited survey data and adaptive optics imaging with an automated transit analysis scheme to validate 18 candidates as planets and identify 6 candidates as likely false positives. Of particular interest is EPIC 201912552, a bright (K=8.9) M2 dwarf hosting a 2.24 \\pm 0.25 Earth radius planet with an equilibrium temperature of 271 \\pm 16 K and an orbital period of 33 days. We also present two new open-source software packages that enabled this analysis: isochrones, a flexible tool for fitting theoretical stellar models to observational data to determine stellar properties, and vespa, a new general-purpose procedure to calculate false positive pr...

  9. 148 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 1, NO. 2, JUNE 2007 Parallel Scan-Like Test and Multiple-Defect

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    -Like Test and Multiple-Defect Diagnosis for Digital Microfluidic Biochips Tao Xu, Student Member, IEEE. Defect diagnosis can be used to reconfigure a digital microfluidic biochip such that faults can complexity analysis as well as applying it to a fabricated biochip. Index Terms--Digital microfluidics, fault

  10. Simulating the Fate of an Earth-like Planet Inclined to the Ecliptic Plane to Improve Understanding of Planetary System Formation

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    Nichols, Kristin

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The formation of our Earth and Solar System has befuddled humankind for centuries. Although there remain a number of peculiarities to be remedied by the currently held nebular theory of Solar System formation, there exists a widely held convergence...

  11. Radio frequency security system, method for a building facility or the like, and apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring the status of fire extinguishers

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    Runyon, Larry (Richland, WA); Gunter, Wayne M. (Richland, WA); Gilbert, Ronald W. (Gilroy, CA)

    2006-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for remotely monitoring the status of one or more fire extinguishers includes means for sensing at least one parameter of each of the fire extinguishers; means for selectively transmitting the sensed parameters along with information identifying the fire extinguishers from which the parameters were sensed; and means for receiving the sensed parameters and identifying information for the fire extinguisher or extinguishers at a common location. Other systems and methods for remotely monitoring the status of multiple fire extinguishers are also provided.

  12. Radioxenon detections in the CTBT International Monitoring System likely related to the announced nuclear test in North Korea conducted on February 12, 2013

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    Ringbom, Anders; Axelssson, A.; Aldener, M.; Auer, M.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Fritioff, T.; Hoffman, Ian; Khrustalev, Kirill; Nikkinen, Mika; Popov, Vladimir Y.; Popov, Y.; Ungar, R. Kurt; Wotawa, G.

    2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract: Observations of the radioxenon isotopes 133Xe and 131mXe collected at the IMS stations RN38 and RN58 on April 7-8, and April 12-13 2013, respectively, are unique with respect to the measurement history of these stations. Comparison of measured data with calculated isotopic ratios as well as analysis using atmospheric transport modeling indicate that it is likely that the xenon measured was created in the underground nuclear test conducted by North Korea on February 12, 2013, and released 7 weeks later. More than one release is required to explain all observations. The 131mXe source terms for each release were calculated to 7x1011 Bq, corresponding to about 1-10% of the total xenon inventory for a 10-kt explosion, depending on fractionation and release scenario. The observed ratios could not be used to obtain any information regarding the fissile material that was used in the test.

  13. Long Response to Scheuer-Yariv: "A Classical Key-Distribution System based on Johnson (like) noise - How Secure?", physics/0601022

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    Laszlo B. Kish

    2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the longer (partially unpublished) version of response; the shorter version (http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0605013) is published in Physics Letters A. We point out that the claims in the comment-paper of Scheuer and Yariv are either irrelevant or incorrect. We first clarify what the security of a physically secure layer means. The idealized Kirchoff-loop-Johnson-like-noise (KLJN) scheme is totally secure therefore it is more secure than idealized quantum communication schemes which can never be totally secure because of the inherent noise processes in those communication schemes and the statistical nature of eavesdropper detection based on error statistics. On the other hand, with sufficient resources, a practical/non-ideal realization of the KLJN cipher can arbitrarily approach the idealized limit and outperform even the idealized quantum communicator schemes because the non-ideality-effects are determined and controlled by the design. The cable resistance issue analyzed by Scheuer and Yariv is a good example for that because the eavesdropper has insufficient time window to build a sufficient statistics and the actual information leak can be designed. We show that Scheuer's and Yariv's numerical result of 1% voltage drop supports higher security than that of quantum communicators. Moreover, choosing thicker or shorter wires can arbitrarily reduce this voltage drop further; the same conclusion holds even according to the equations of Scheuer and Yariv.

  14. Tissue-like phantoms

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    Frangioni, John V. (Wayland, MA); De Grand, Alec M. (Boston, MA)

    2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The invention is based, in part, on the discovery that by combining certain components one can generate a tissue-like phantom that mimics any desired tissue, is simple and inexpensive to prepare, and is stable over many weeks or months. In addition, new multi-modal imaging objects (e.g., beads) can be inserted into the phantoms to mimic tissue pathologies, such as cancer, or merely to serve as calibration standards. These objects can be imaged using one, two, or more (e.g., four) different imaging modalities (e.g., x-ray computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence) simultaneously.

  15. Paying for Likes? Understanding Facebook Like Fraud Using Honeypots

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    De Cristofaro, Emiliano; Jourjon, Guillaume; Kaafar, Mohamed Ali; Shafiq, M Zubair

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Facebook pages offer an easy way to reach out to a very large audience as they can easily be promoted using Facebook's advertising platform. Recently, the number of likes of a Facebook page has become a measure of its popularity and profitability, and an underground market of services boosting page likes, aka like farms, has emerged. Some reports have suggested that like farms use a network of profiles that also like other pages to elude fraud protection algorithms, however, to the best of our knowledge, there has been no systematic analysis of Facebook pages' promotion methods. This paper presents a comparative measurement study of page likes garnered via Facebook ads and by a few like farms. We deploy a set of honeypot pages, promote them using both methods, and analyze garnered likes based on likers' demographic, temporal, and social characteristics. We highlight a few interesting findings, including that some farms seem to be operated by bots and do not really try to hide the nature of their operations, w...

  16. Brain as quantum-like computer

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    Andrei Khrennikov

    2005-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a contextualist statistical realistic model for quantum-like representations in physics, cognitive science and psychology. We apply this model to describe cognitive experiments to check quantum-like structures of mental processes. The crucial role is played by interference of probabilities for mental observables. Recently one of such experiments based on recognition of images was performed. This experiment confirmed our prediction on quantum-like behaviour of mind. In our approach ``quantumness of mind'' has no direct relation to the fact that the brain (as any physical body) is composed of quantum particles. We invented a new terminology ``quantum-like (QL) mind.'' Cognitive QL-behaviour is characterized by nonzero coefficient of interference $\\lambda.$ This coefficient can be found on the basis of statistical data. There is predicted not only $\\cos \\theta$-interference of probabilities, but also hyperbolic $\\cosh \\theta$-interference. This interference was never observed for physical systems, but we could not exclude this possibility for cognitive systems. We propose a model of brain functioning as QL-computer (there is discussed difference between quantum and QL computers).

  17. De tabellen zijn: likes(drinker, beer)

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    De tabellen zijn: likes(drinker, beer) visits(drinker, bar) serves(bar, beer) De enige te maken die iemand lust die die bar bezoekt) bar(serves) - bar(serves - bar,beer(visits 1 likes))) 8. Geef(serves - bar,beer(visits 1 not likes)) not likes drinker(likes)× (beer(serves) beer(likes)) - likes Of: bar

  18. The Search for Extrasolar Earth-like planets

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    S. Seager

    2003-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for extrasolar Earth-like planets is underway. Over 100 extrasolar giant planets are known to orbit nearby sun-like stars, including several in multiple-planet systems. These planetary systems are stepping stones for the search for Earth-like planets; the technology development, observational strategies, and science results can all be applied to Earth-like planets. Stars much less massive than the sun the most common stars in our Galaxy are being monitored for the gravitational influence of Earth-like planets. Although Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars are much more difficult to detect, space missions are being built to detect them indirectly due to their effects on the parent star and to quantify fundamental factors such as terrestrial planet frequency, size distribution, and mass distribution. Extremely ambitious space programs are being developed to directly detect Earth-like planets orbiting sun-like stars, and must tackle the immense technological challenge of blocking out the light of the parent star, which is brighter than the planet by six to ten orders of magnitude. Direct detection of radiation from the planet is necessary for the definitive goal of the search for Earth-like planets: the study of atmospheric spectral signatures for signs of severe disequilibrium chemistry that could be indicative of biological activity. In addition to technological development, a growing flurry of scientific activity has begun to: understand terrestrial planet formation and terrestrial planet frequency; model terrestrial-like planet atmospheres and evolution; articulate the biological signatures of our own Earth; and even to study Earth as an extrasolar planet by observation and analysis of the spatially unresolved Earth.

  19. Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks

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    Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano Edward W. Knightly 1 Thursday, April 11 difficult to achieve in mobile devices Thursday, April 11, 2013 #12;5 Virtual MISO (vMISO) TX RX vMISO, 2013 #12;1. System Model 1.1. Distributed System 1.2. Single-Antenna Nodes 6 vMISO

  20. Entanglement like properties in Spin-Orbit Coupled Ultra Cold Atom and violation of Bell like Inequality

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    Rahul Kumar; Sankalpa Ghosh

    2015-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the general quantum state of synthetically spin-orbit coupled ultra cold bosonic atom whose condensate was experimentally created recently ( Y. J. Lin {\\it et al.}, Nature, {\\bf 471}, 83, (2011)), shows entanglement between motional degrees of freedom ( momentum) and internal degrees of freedom (hyperfine spin). We demonstrate the violation of Bell-like inequality (CHSH) for such states that provides a unique opportunity to verify fundamental principle like quantum non-contextuality for commutating observables which are not spatially separated. We analyze in detail the Rabi oscillation executed by such atom-laser system and how that influneces quantities like entanglement entropy, violation of Bell like Inequality etc. We also discuss the implication of our result in testing the quantum non-contextuality and Bell's Inequality vioaltion by macroscopic quantum object like Bose-Einstein Condensate of ultra cold atoms.

  1. Shock waves in Lifshitz-like spacetimes

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    I. Ya. Aref'eva; A. A. Golubtsova

    2015-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We construct shock waves for Lifshitz-like geometries in four- and five-dimensional effective theories as well as in D3-D7 and D4-D6 brane systems. The solutions to the domain wall profile equations are found. Further, the study makes a connection with the implications for the quark-gluon plasma formation in heavy-ion collisions. According to the holographic approach, the multiplicity of particles produced in heavy-ion collisions can be estimated by the area of the trapped surface formed in shock wave collisions. We calculate the areas of trapped surfaces in the geometry of two colliding Lifshitz domain walls. Our estimates show that for five-dimensional cases with certain values of the critical exponent the dependence of multiplicity on the energy of colliding ions is rather close to the experimental data ${\\cal M} \\sim s^{\\,0.15}$ observed at RHIC and LHC.

  2. De tabellen zijn: likes(drinker, beer)

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    Sidorova, Natalia

    De tabellen zijn: likes(drinker, beer) visits(drinker, bar) serves(bar, beer) De enige te maken dat ze lusten. {t | x visits(t[drinker] = x[drinker] y serves(x[bar] = y[bar] z likes(y[beer] = z[beer(x[bar] = y[bar] z likes : y[beer] = z[beer] z[drinker] = x[drinker] ))} drinker(visits 1 serves 1 not

  3. Cards let a PDP-11 work like a VAX

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    Barney, C.

    1984-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The PDP-11 computer is still used widely, in part because of its many peripherals and software applications. For less than $7000, a new board-level product from American Information Systems Inc. promises to give the PDP-11 renewed life as a dual processor based on a UNIX-like operating system with more power than a VAX, its younger superminicomputer cousin. National Semiconductor Corp's 32032 is the foundation of the AIS/3210 system, which also includes a national 16082 memory-management chip and a 16081 floating-point-processor chip. One or more processor boards and memory boards from AIS plug directly into a 16-bit q bus.

  4. Nonclassical polarization dynamics in classical-like states

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    Alfredo Luis; Angel S. Sanz

    2014-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum polarization is investigated by means of a trajectory picture based on the Bohmian formulation of quantum mechanics. Relevant examples of classical-like two-mode field states are thus examined, namely Glauber and SU(2) coherent states. Although these states are often regarded as classical, the analysis here shows that the corresponding electric-field polarization trajectories display topologies very different from those expected from classical electrodynamics. Rather than incompatibility with the usual classical model, this result demonstrates the dynamical richness of quantum motions, determined by local variations of the system quantum phase in the corresponding (polarization) configuration space, absent in classical-like models. These variations can be related to the evolution in time of the phase, but also to its dependence on configurational coordinates, which is the crucial factor to generate motion in the case of stationary states like those here considered. In this regard, for completeness these results are compared those obtained from nonclassical N00N states.

  5. Hydrino like states in graphene and Aharonov-Bohm field

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    Pulak Ranjan Giri

    2008-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dynamics of fermions on graphene in presence of Coulomb impurities and Aharonov-Bohm field. Special emphasis is given to the formation of hydrino like states and its lifting of degeneracy due to the presence of AB field. The flux of the AB field can be tuned to make the low angular momentum hydrino states stable against decay. The zero limit physics of the two coupling constants \\alpha_G and \\Phi involved in the system is discussed.

  6. Hydrino like states in graphene and Aharonov-Bohm field

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    Giri, Pulak Ranjan

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the dynamics of fermions on graphene in presence of Coulomb impurities and Aharonov-Bohm field. Special emphasis is given to the formation of hydrino like states and its lifting of degeneracy due to the presence of AB field. The flux of the AB field can be tuned to make the low angular momentum hydrino states stable against decay. The zero limit physics of the two coupling constants \\alpha_G and \\Phi involved in the system is discussed.

  7. Systems

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    Chapter 1. Systems. 1.1. On Line. In this introductory section we will pose no exercises, but instead, will detail. how to use Maple to solve problems in linear ...

  8. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Spray Distribution System

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    Lesikar, Bruce J.

    2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Spray distribution systems for wastewater are much like lawn sprinkler systems, in that they spray treated wastewater over the surface of a yard. This publication explains how spray distribution systems work, what their design requirements are...

  9. Crossover transition in bag-like models

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    Ferroni, Lorenzo

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DE-AC02-05CH11231 Crossover transition in bag-like models L.We show that a crossover transition qualitatively similar toI. INTRODUCTION The phase transition of strongly interacting

  10. Transition between Tamm-like and Shockley-like surface states in optically induced photonic superlattices

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    Malkova, Natalia [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132 (United States); National Institute of Standards and Technology and Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Hromada, Ivan; Wang Xiaosheng [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132 (United States); Bryant, Garnett [National Institute of Standards and Technology and Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Chen Zhigang [Department of Physics and Astronomy, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California 94132 (United States); Key Laboratory of Weak-Light Nonlinear Photonics, Ministry of Education and TEDA Applied Physics School, Nankai University, Tianjin 300457 (China)

    2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the formation of Shockley-like surface states and their transition into Tamm-like surface states in an optically induced semi-infinite photonic superlattice. While perfect Shockley-like states appear only when the induced superlattice with alternating strong and weak bonds is terminated properly with an unperturbed surface, deformed Shockley-like surface states often appear in the so-called inverted band gap when the surface perturbation is nonzero. Furthermore, transitions between linear Tamm-like, Shockley-like, and nonlinear Tamm-like surface states are also observed by fine tuning the surface perturbation. Using coupled-mode theory, we confirm the existence of these linear and nonlinear surface states in a finite array of N identical single-mode waveguides coupled with alternating strong and weak bonds.

  11. ANALYSIS OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HUMAN TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 3 DOMINANT NEGATIVITY AND SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION

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    Hickey, Matthew

    2009-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Toll-like receptors are an important part of the innate immune system and mediate infection via the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) recognizes foreign-derived double stranded RNA as its...

  12. Coding Theorems for "Turbo-Like" Codes Dariush Divsalar, Hui Jin, and Robert J. McEliece

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    Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S.

    Coding Theorems for "Turbo-Like" Codes Dariush Divsalar, Hui Jin, and Robert J. McEliece Jet call these systems "turbo-like" codes and they include as special cases both the classical turbo codes for turbo-like codes. 1. Introduction. The 1993 discovery of turbo codes by Berrou, Glavieux

  13. New Agonists / Antagonists for Toll-like Receptors (TLR7 and TLR9)

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    , proteins, nucleic ac- ids, and the like. TLR-receptors activate the innate and, in certain cases, also the immune system is up-regulated despite the lack of ,,foreign" signal, as is the case in most au- toimmune

  14. ASTEROIDAL GRANITE-LIKE MAGMATISM 4.53 GYR AGO

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    Terada, Kentaro [Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan); Bischoff, Addi [Institut fuer Planetologie, Westflische Wilhelms-Universitt Muenster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Str. 10, 48149 Muenster (Germany)], E-mail: terada@sci.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

    2009-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Constraining the timescales for the evolution of planetary bodies in our solar system is essential for a complete understanding of planet-forming processes. However, frequent collisions between planetesimals in the early solar system obscured and destroyed much of the primitive features of the old, first-generation planetary bodies. The presence of differentiated, achondritic clasts in brecciated chondrites and of chondritic fragments in achondritic breccias clearly witness multiple processes such as metamorphism, magmatism, fragmentation, mixing, and reaccretion. Here, we report the results of ion microprobe Pb-Pb dating of a granite-like fragment found in a meteorite, the LL3-6 ordinary chondrite regolith breccia Adzhi-Bogdo. Eight spot analyses of two phosphate grains and other co-genetic phases of the granitoid give a Pb-Pb isochron age of 4.48 {+-} 0.12 billion years (95% confidence) and a model age of 4.53 {+-} 0.03 billion years (1{sigma}), respectively. These ages represent the crystallization age of a parental granite-like magma that is significantly older than those of terrestrial (4.00-4.40 Gyr) and lunar granites (3.88-4.32 Gyr) indicating that the clast in Adzhi-Bogdo is the oldest known granitoid in the solar system. This is the first evidence that granite-like formation is not only a common process on Earth, but also occurred on primitive asteroids in the early solar system 4.53 Gyr ago. Thus, the discovery of granite magmatism recorded in a brecciated meteorite provides an innovative idea within the framework of scenarios for the formation and evolution of planetary bodies and possibly exoplanetary bodies.

  15. Doppler-like effect and doubtful expansion of universe

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    Edward Szaraniec

    2003-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The distance contraction, as observed in electrical soundings over horizontally stratified earth (static system), is identified as a counterpart of Doppler shift in dynamical systems. Identification of Doppler-like effect in a stock-still systems makes it possible to give an al-ternative answer to the question about an effective cause of the Doppler shift, which sounds: the inhomogeneities. This answer opens different static as well as kinematic possibilities, which challenge established theories of expanding universe and energizing big bang.The energy propagating in stratified universe of layers exhibits a shift which could be at-tributed not only to the expansion (Hubble's theory) but alternatively to fluctuations in material properties (inhomogeneities).

  16. The Aurora: What does it look like?

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    The Aurora: What does it look like? An introduction for elementary school-aged children #12 Eklund #12;Northern Hemisphere observers call them the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. Southern Hemisphere observers call them the Southern Lights or Aurora Australis. Courtesy of NASA #12;Courtesy of Tom

  17. The Fourier-Like and Hartley-Like Wavelet Analysis Based on Hilbert Transforms

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    Soares, L R; Cintra, R J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In continuous-time wavelet analysis, most wavelet present some kind of symmetry. Based on the Fourier and Hartley transform kernels, a new wavelet multiresolution analysis is proposed. This approach is based on a pair of orthogonal wavelet functions and is named as the Fourier-Like and Hartley-Like wavelet analysis. A Hilbert transform analysis on the wavelet theory is also included.

  18. Method and apparatus for making diamond-like carbon films

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    Pern, Fu-Jann (Golden, CO); Touryan, Kenell J. (Indian Hills, CO); Panosyan, Zhozef Retevos (Yerevan, AM); Gippius, Aleksey Alekseyevich (Moscow, RU)

    2008-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Ion-assisted plasma enhanced deposition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) films on the surface of photovoltaic solar cells is accomplished with a method and apparatus for controlling ion energy. The quality of DLC layers is fine-tuned by a properly biased system of special electrodes and by exact control of the feed gas mixture compositions. Uniform (with degree of non-uniformity of optical parameters less than 5%) large area (more than 110 cm.sup.2) DLC films with optical parameters varied within the given range and with stability against harmful effects of the environment are achieved.

  19. Diamond and diamond-like films for transportation applications

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    Perez, J.M.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This section is a compilation of transparency templates which describe the goals of the Office of Transportation Materials (OTM) Tribology Program. The positions of personnel on the OTM are listed. The role and mission of the OTM is reviewed. The purpose of the Tribology Program is stated to be `to obtain industry input on program(s) in tribology/advanced lubricants areas of interest`. The objective addressed here is to identify opportunities for cost effective application of diamond and diamond-like carbon in transportation systems.

  20. What Fraction of Sun-like Stars have Planets?

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    Charles H. Lineweaver; Daniel Grether

    2003-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The radial velocities of ~1800 nearby Sun-like stars are currently being monitored by eight high-sensitivity Doppler exoplanet surveys. Approximately 90 of these stars have been found to host exoplanets massive enough to be detectable. Thus at least ~5% of target stars possess planets. If we limit our analysis to target stars that have been monitored the longest (~15 years), ~11% possess planets. If we limit our analysis to stars monitored the longest and whose low surface activity allow the most precise velocity measurements, ~25% possess planets. By identifying trends of the exoplanet mass and period distributions in a sub-sample of exoplanets less-biased by selection effects, and linearly extrapolating these trends into regions of parameter space that have not yet been completely sampled, we find at least ~9% of Sun-like stars have planets in the mass and orbital period ranges Msin(i) > 0.3 M_Jupiter and P 0.1 M_Jupiter and P < 60 years. Even this larger area of the mass-period plane is less than 20% of the area occupied by our planetary system, suggesting that this estimate is still a lower limit to the true fraction of Sun-like stars with planets, which may be as large as ~100%.

  1. Polymer-like Nanowires | The Ames Laboratory

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for RenewableSpeedingBiomassPPPOPetroleum38Polaron BehaviorPolymer-like Nanowires Unique

  2. Glass-like thermal conductivity in high efficiency thermoelectric...

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    Glass-like thermal conductivity in high efficiency thermoelectric materials Glass-like thermal conductivity in high efficiency thermoelectric materials Discusses strategies to...

  3. Watermelon-like iron nanoparticles: Cr doping effect on magnetism...

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    Watermelon-like iron nanoparticles: Cr doping effect on magnetism and magnetization interaction reversal. Watermelon-like iron nanoparticles: Cr doping effect on magnetism and...

  4. Cost-Effectiveness Tests and Measuring Like a Utility | Department...

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    Cost-Effectiveness Tests and Measuring Like a Utility Cost-Effectiveness Tests and Measuring Like a Utility Better Buildings Residential Data and Evaluation Peer Exchange Call...

  5. Fixed-Point-Like Theorems on Subspaces

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    Bich, Philippe; Cornet, Bernard

    2004-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    denote by E? = {u ? Rn | ?x ? E, x · u = 0} the orthogonal space to E. If u1, . . . ,uk belong to E, a vector space, we denote by span{u1, . . . ,uk} the vector subspace of E spanned by u1, . . . ,uk. Let V be a Euclidean space and let k be an integer... Fixed-point-like theorems on subspaces Take I = {1},V1 =Rn+1, k1 = n, J =?, and apply Theorem 2.1 to the correspondences Hk, which clearly satisfy the assumptions of Theorem 2.1. So there exists E¯ ? Gn(Rn+1) such that E¯?Hk(E¯) #6;= ? for every k = 1...

  6. Entanglement Teleportation Through Cat-like States

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    Sibasish Ghosh; Guruprasad Kar; Anirban Roy; Debasis Sarkar; Ujjwal Sen

    2000-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    We first consider teleportation of entangled states shared between Claire and Alice to Bob1 and Bob2 when Alice and the two Bobs share a single copy of a GHZ-class state and where {\\it all} the four parties are at distant locations. We then generalize this situation to the case of teleportation of entangled states shared between Claire1, Claire2, ....., Claire(N-1) and Alice to Bob1, Bob2, ....., BobN when Alice and the N Bobs share a single copy of a Cat-like state and where again {\\it all} the 2N parties are at distant locations.

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov YouKizildere IRaghuraji Agro Industries PvtStratosolar Jump to:HoldingsTechint SpasourceFacebookLike Jump to: navigation,

  8. New Atomic probes for Dark Matter detection: Axions, Axion-like particles and Topological Defects

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    Yevgeny V. Stadnik; Victor V. Flambaum

    2014-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a brief overview of recently proposed detection schemes for axion, axion-like pseudoscalar particle and topological defect dark matter. We focus mainly on the possibility of using atomic and molecular systems for dark matter detection. For axions and axion-like particles, these methods are complementary probes to ongoing photon-axion interconversion experiments and astrophysical observations. For topological defects, these methods are complementary to conventional astrophysical search schemes based on gravitational signatures.

  9. Applicative Notions in ML-like Programs 

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    Ling, Budi H

    Pure functional languages are expressive tools for writing modular and reliable code. State in programming languages is a useful tool for programming dynamic systems. However, their combination yields programming languages that are difficult...

  10. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like

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    Mitchell, R.A.

    1984-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in kit'' form. 11 figs.

  11. The lightcone of Gödel-like spacetimes

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    G. Dautcourt

    2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A study of the lightcone of the G\\"odel universe is extended to the so-called G\\"odel-like spacetimes. This family of highly symmetric 4-D Lorentzian spaces is defined by metrics of the form $ds^2=-(dt+H(x)dy)^2+D^2(x)dy^2+dx^2+dz^2$, together with the requirement of spacetime homogeneity, and includes the G\\"odel metric. The quasi-periodic refocussing of cone generators with startling lens properties, discovered by Ozsv\\'{a}th and Sch\\"ucking for the lightcone of a plane gravitational wave and also found in the G\\"odel universe, is a feature of the whole G\\"odel family. We discuss geometrical properties of caustics and show that (a) the focal surfaces are two-dimensional null surfaces generated by non-geodesic null curves and (b) intrinsic differential invariants of the cone attain finite values at caustic subsets.

  12. Apparatus for insulating windows and the like

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    Mitchell, Robert A. (R.D. #1, Box 462-A, Voorheesville, NY 12186)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus for insulating window openings through walls and the like includes a thermal shutter, a rail for mounting the shutter adjacent to the window opening and a coupling for connecting the shutter to the rail. The thermal shutter includes an insulated panel adhered to frame members which surround the periphery of the panel. The frame members include a hard portion for providing the frame and a soft portion for providing a seal with that portion of the wall adjacent to the periphery of the opening. The coupling means is preferably integral with the attachment rail. According to a preferred embodiment, the coupling means includes a continuous hinge of reduced thickness. The thermal shutter can be permanently attached, hinged, bi-folded, or sliding with respect to the window and wall. A distribution method is to market the apparatus in "kit" form.

  13. Modeling epoxy foams exposed to fire-like heat fluxes.

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    Hobbs, Michael L.

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A decomposition chemistry and heat transfer model to predict the response of removable epoxy foam (REF) exposed to fire-like heat fluxes is described. The epoxy foam was created using a perfluorohexane blowing agent with a surfactant. The model includes desorption of the blowing agent and surfactant, thermal degradation of the epoxy polymer, polymer fragment transport, and vapor-liquid equilibrium. An effective thermal conductivity model describes changes in thermal conductivity with reaction extent. Pressurization is modeled assuming: (1) no strain in the condensed-phase, (2) no resistance to gas-phase transport, (3) spatially uniform stress fields, and (4) no mass loss from the system due to venting. The model has been used to predict mass loss, pressure rise, and decomposition front locations for various small-scale and large-scale experiments performed by others. The framework of the model is suitable for polymeric foams with absorbed gases.

  14. Modeling epoxy foams exposed to fire-like heat fluxes.

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    Hobbs, Michael L.

    2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A decomposition chemistry and heat transfer model to predict the response of removable epoxy foam (REF) exposed to fire-like heat fluxes is described. The epoxy foam was created using a perfluorohexane blowing agent with a surfactant. The model includes desorption of the blowing agent and surfactant, thermal degradation of the epoxy polymer, polymer fragment transport, and vapor-liquid equilibrium. An effective thermal conductivity model describes changes in thermal conductivity with reaction extent. Pressurization is modeled assuming: (1) no strain in the condensed-phase, (2) no resistance to gas-phase transport, (3) spatially uniform stress fields, and (4) no mass loss from the system due to venting. The model has been used to predict mass loss, pressure rise, and decomposition front locations for various small-scale and large-scale experiments performed by others. The framework of the model is suitable for polymeric foams with absorbed gases.

  15. Likely social impacts of proposed national-level policy initiatives

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    Piernot, C.A.; Rothweiler, M.A.; Levine, A.; Crews, R.

    1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The results are described of an investigation of likely social effects of enacting nine proposed national-level policy initiatives to accelerate development and use of solar energy. This study is part of the Technology Assessment of Solar Energy Systems (TASE) project supported by the US Department of Energy. The report presents general social impact information about the variety of ways in which the American people could be affected by enactment of these initiatives. It identifies the effects of each initiative on individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and society as a whole. In addition, it provides a framework for organizing a myriad of impact information into a set of conceptually exclusive impact categories. It illustrates that social impacts means effects on people as individuals, groups, organizations, and communities as well as on the infrastructure of society. Finally, it demonstrates the importance of specifying an audience of impact with a case example from the residential rental market.

  16. Tail universalities in rank distributions as an algebraic problem: the beta-like function

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    Gerardo G. Naumis; Germinal Cocho

    2007-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Although power laws of the Zipf type have been used by many workers to fit rank distributions in different fields like in economy, geophysics, genetics, soft-matter, networks etc., these fits usually fail at the tails. Some distributions have been proposed to solve the problem, but unfortunately they do not fit at the same time both ending tails. We show that many different data in rank laws, like in granular materials, codons, author impact in scientific journal, etc. are very well fitted by a beta-like function. Then we propose that such universality is due to the fact that a system made from many subsystems or choices, imply stretched exponential frequency-rank functions which qualitatively and quantitatively can be fitted with the proposed beta-like function distribution in the limit of many random variables. We prove this by transforming the problem into an algebraic one: finding the rank of successive products of a given set of numbers.

  17. Trajectory generation for car-like robots

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    Vasseur, H.A.; Pin, F.G.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Autonomous robots or remotely operated vehicles have raised high hopes in the military and industrial communities because of the potential safety improvement and gain of productivity they may provide. Waste management on nuclear sites, pallet manipulation in factories, interventions on battle-fields, etc., are actively studied. A lot of these applications require powerful four-wheel vehicles, the kinematics of which is similar to that of a car. Such vehicles have three degrees of freedom: the (x,y) positions in a plane and the orientation of the vehicle. Path planning is often understood as only changing the position of the vehicle, whereas the tasks performed by this kind of robot requires a perfect orientation of the vehicle: forklifting a pallet or docking at a loading or unloading station requires accuracy in the orientation of the vehicle. It is this requirement and the kinematic constraints of the motion mode which have led to the path-planning algorithm presented in this paper. The velocity of the robot belongs to a two-dimensional vectorial space. However, we assume that there is no slipping of the wheels. Therefore, at a given position, the direction of the velocity of the rear axle, is colinear with that of the vehicle. The equation conveying this constraint is not integrable and affects the velocity but not the space of the configurations of the robot: it is a non-holonomic constraint. If the steering angle of the front wheels is constant, the vehicle moves along a circle. Since the steering angle of the car-like robots is limited, the radius of the circle is always greater than a certain value which is the minimum radius of curvature of any achievable trajectory. 3 refs., 8 figs.

  18. Spatially resolved measurements of kinematics and flow-induced birefringence in worm-like micellar solutions undergoing high rate deformations

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    Ober, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Worm-like micellar solutions are model non-Newtonian systems on account of their well understood linear viscoelastic behavior. Their high deformation rate, non-linear rheological response, however, remains inadequately ...

  19. Energy Levels Of Hydrogen-Like Atomsand Fundamental Constants

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    Valeri V. Dvoeglazov; Rudolf N. Faustov; Yuri N. Tyukhtyaev

    1994-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The present review includes the description of theoretical methods for the investigations of the spectra of hydrogen-like systems. Various versions of the quasipotential approach and the method of the effective Dirac equation are considered. The new methods, which have been developed in the eighties, are described. These are the method for the investigation of the spectra by means of the quasipotential equation with the relativistic reduced mass and the method for a selection of the logarithmic corrections by means of the renormalization group equation. The special attention is given to the construction of a perturbation theory and the selection of graphs, whereof the contributions of different orders of $\\alpha$, the fine structure constant, to the energy of the fine and hyperfine splitting in a positronium, a muonium and a hydrogen atom could be calculated. In the second part of this article the comparison of the experimental results and the theoretical results concerning the wide range of topics is produced. They are the fine and hyperfine splitting in the hydrogenic systems, the Lamb shift and the anomalous magnetic moments of an electron and a muon. Also, the problem of the precision determination of a numerical value of the fine structure constant, connected with the above topics, is discussed.

  20. Studies of Intermittency-like Phenomena in Plasma turbulence at IPR

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    Jha, R.; Das, A.; Bisai, N.; Kaw, P. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Near Indira Bridge, Gandhinagar-382428 (India)

    2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    The observation of intermittency in the turbulent scrape-off layer plasma of ADITYA tokamak was first reported about one and a half decade ago. In the last decade or so, several aspects of intermittency-like phenomena have been observed on tokamaks and other fusion devices throughout the world. A review of the research carried out at the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) is presented, which closely follow the research trend on intermittency-like phenomena in plasmas worldwide. We also present our analysis of particle flux data in order to test the recently proposed fluctuation theorem, which states that the probability of 'entropy consuming' flux events falls off exponentially with the averaging time. This theorem, proposed in the context of small systems, is applied to macroscopic system like tokamak edge plasma by invoking an 'effective temperature' of the bath of drift waves from which, plasma objects take energy and carry out work of transporting matter

  1. Estimated number of women likely to benefit from bone mineral density measurement in France

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ; Menopause Introduction The prevalence of osteoporosis is rising, most notably in postmenopausal women years of age with risk factors for osteoporosis likely to lead to bone mineral density measurement, an investigation reimbursed by the French national health insurance system in patients at risk for osteoporosis

  2. Chemical composition of Earth-like planets

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    Ronco, M P; Marboeuf, U; Alibert, Y; de Elía, G C; Guilera, O M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Models of planet formation are mainly focused on the accretion and dynamical processes of the planets, neglecting their chemical composition. In this work, we calculate the condensation sequence of the different chemical elements for a low-mass protoplanetary disk around a solar-type star. We incorporate this sequence of chemical elements (refractory and volatile elements) in our semi-analytical model of planet formation which calculates the formation of a planetary system during its gaseous phase. The results of the semi-analytical model (final distributions of embryos and planetesimals) are used as initial conditions to develope N-body simulations that compute the post-oligarchic formation of terrestrial-type planets. The results of our simulations show that the chemical composition of the planets that remain in the habitable zone has similar characteristics to the chemical composition of the Earth. However, exist differences that can be associated to the dynamical environment in which they were formed.

  3. Optomechanical-like coupling between superconducting resonators

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    J. R. Johansson; G. Johansson; Franco Nori

    2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose and analyze a circuit that implements a nonlinear coupling between two superconducting microwave resonators. The resonators are coupled through a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) that terminates one of the resonators. This produces a nonlinear interaction on the standard optomechanical form, where the quadrature of one resonator couples to the photon number of the other resonator. The circuit therefore allows for all-electrical realizations of analogs to optomechanical systems, with coupling that can be both strong and tunable. We estimate the coupling strengths that should be attainable with the proposed device, and we find that the device is a promising candidate for realizing the single-photon strong-coupling regime. As a potential application, we discuss implementations of networks of nonlinearly-coupled microwave resonators, which could be used in microwave-photon based quantum simulation.

  4. High resolution n = 3 to n = 2 spectra of neon-like silver

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    Beiersdorfer, P.; Bitter, M.; von Goeler, S.; Cohen, S.; Hill, K.W.; Timberlake, J.; Walling, R.S.; Chen, M.H.; Hagelstein, P.L.; Scofield, J.H.

    1986-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spectra of the n = 3 to n = 2 transitions in neon-like silver emitted from the Princeton Large Torus have been recorded with a high-resolution Bragg-crystal spectrometer. The measurements cover the wavelength region 3.3 to 4.1 A and include the forbidden 3p ..-->.. 2p electric quadrupole lines. Transitions in the adjacent sodium-like, and aluminum-like charge states of silver have also been observed and identified. The Ly-..cap alpha.. spectra of hydrogen-like argon and iron, the K..cap alpha.. spectra of helium-like argon, potassium, manganese, and iron, and the K..beta.. spectrum of helium-like argon fall in the same wavelength region in first or second order and have been measured concurrently. These spectra provide a coherent set of wavelength reference data obtained with the same spectrometer and from the same tokamak. This set is used as a basis to compare wavelength predictions for one- and two-electron systems to each other and to determine the transition energies of the silver lines with great accuracy.

  5. The Hidden Flat Like Universe: Starobinsky-like inflation induced by f(T) gravity

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    W. El Hanafy; G. G. L. Nashed

    2015-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a single fluid component in a flat like universe (FLU) governed by $f(T)$ gravity theories, where $T$ is the teleparallel torsion scalar. The FLU model, regardless the value of the spatial curvature $k$, identifies a special class of $f(T)$ gravity theories. Remarkably, the FLU $f(T)$ gravity does not reduce to teleparallel gravity theory. In large Hubble spacetime the theory is consistent with the inflationary universe scenario and respects the conservation principle. The equation of state (EoS) evolves similarly in all models $k=0, \\pm 1$. We study the case when the torsion tensor is made of a scalar field, which enables to derive a quintessence potential from the obtained $f(T)$ gravity theory. The potential produces Starobinsky-like model naturally without using a conformal transformation, with higher orders continuously interpolate between Starobinsky and quadratic inflation models. The slow-roll analysis shows double solutions so that for a single value of the scalar tilt (spectral index) $n_{s}$ the theory can predict double tensor-to-scalar ratios $r$ of $E$-mode and $B$-mode polarizations.

  6. Australian Mining carries rare-earth-like iron release | The...

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    Australian Mining carries rare-earth-like iron release Australian Mining, the leading news source for the mining industry in Australia, carried a story on research Ames Lab...

  7. Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing...

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory 865-574-7308 Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers...

  8. Water-Like Properties of Soft Nanoparticle Suspensions | Advanced...

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    | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Water-Like Properties of Soft Nanoparticle Suspensions November 25, 2013 Bookmark and Share...

  9. Incremental-like Bundle Methods with Application to Energy Planning

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    Gr gory Emiel

    2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 18, 2008 ... Incremental-like Bundle Methods with Application to Energy Planning. Gr gory ... For a real-life application on the French power mix, we obtain ...

  10. Surface Plasmon Resonance-like integrated sensor at terahertz

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    Surface Plasmon Resonance-like integrated sensor at terahertz frequencies for gaseous analytes´ebec H3C3A7, Canada Abstract: Plasmon-like excitation at the interface between fully polymeric fiber sensor and gaseous analyte is demonstrated theoretically in terahertz regime. Such plasmonic excitation

  11. Towards a simplex-like method for conic programming

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    Sivaramakrishnan, Kartik K.

    Towards a simplex-like method for conic programming Kartik Krishnan Department of Computing for conic optimization · Primal simplex method for LP · Notions of bfs and nondegeneracy in SDP · Our simplex-like approach for SDP · Preliminary computational results · Conclusions and future work 1 #12

  12. Evolution by Learning Consequences of choosing like your mother

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    , there exists a large variety in the details of different types of learning processes such as habituationEvolution by Learning Consequences of choosing like your mother Joost Beltman #12;Beltman, Joost Bernardus Evolution by Learning Consequences of choosing like your mother Proefschrift Universiteit Leiden

  13. About homotopy perturbation method for solving heat-like and wave-like equations with variable coefficients

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    Francisco M. Fernandez

    2008-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze a recent application of homotopy perturbation method to some heat-like and wave-like models and show that its main results are merely the Taylor expansions of exponential and hyperbolic functions. Besides, the authors require more boundary conditions than those already necessary for the solution of the problem by means of power series.

  14. Cloning and expression of autogenes encoding RNA polymerases of T7-like bacteriophages

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    Studier, F.W.; Dubendorff, J.W.

    1998-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to the cloning and expression of autogenes encoding RNA polymerases of T7 and T7-like bacteriophages, in which the RNA polymerase gene is transcribed from a promoter which is recognized by the encoded RNA polymerase. Cloning of T7 autogenes was achieved by reducing the activity of the RNA polymerase sufficiently to permit host cell growth. T7 RNA polymerase activity was controlled by combining two independent methods: lac-repression of the recombinant lac operator-T7 promoter in the autogene and inhibition of the polymerase by T7 lysozyme. Expression systems for producing the RNA polymerases of T7 and other T7-like bacteriophages, and expression systems for producing selected gene products are described, as well as other related materials and methods. 12 figs.

  15. Cloning and expression of autogenes encoding RNA polymerases of T7-like bacteriophages

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    Studier, F.W.; Dubendorff, J.W.

    1998-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to the cloning and expression of autogenes encoding RNA polymerases of T7 and T7-like bacteriophages, in which the RNA polymerase gene is transcribed from a promoter which is recognized by the encoded RNA polymerase. Cloning of T7 autogenes was achieved by reducing the activity of the RNA polymerase sufficiently to permit host cell growth. T7 RNA polymerase activity was controlled by combining two independent methods: lac-repression of the recombinant lac operator-T7 promoter in the autogene and inhibition of the polymerase by T7 lysozyme. Expression systems for producing the RNA polymerases of T7 and other T7-like bacteriophages, and expression systems for producing selected gene products are described, as well as other related materials and methods. 12 figs.

  16. New tools, like a flexible suturing device, have made endoscopically-

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    Ford, James

    to freeze them in a technique called cryotherapy. She followed that a few weeks later with ra- diofrequency what would have happened if it hadn't been for that piece of meat get- ting stuck." Having a place like

  17. IDENTIFYING CURRENT-SHEET–LIKE STRUCTURES IN THE SOLAR WIND

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    Li, Gang

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Barish, F. D. 1974, in Solar Wind Three, ed. C. T. Russell (in AIP Conf. Proc. 471, Solar Wind Nine, ed. S. R. Habbal (SHEET–LIKE STRUCTURES IN THE SOLAR WIND G. Li Space Science

  18. Y-12 apprentice programs are a lot like TAT

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    are a lot like TAT The Training and Technology (TAT) School that flourished at Y-12 from 1966 to 1984 served as a model for other training programs. Y-12's long history of...

  19. Shale Gas Application in Hydraulic Fracturing Market is likely...

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    Shale Gas Application in Hydraulic Fracturing Market is likely to grow at a rate of 6.46%, owing to increased natural gas demand Home > Groups > Renewable Energy RFPs Wayne31jan's...

  20. Defects and impurities in graphene-like materials

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    Terrones, Mauricio

    Graphene-like materials could be used in the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices, gas sensors, biosensors, and batteries for energy storage. Since it is almost impossible to work with defect-free or ...

  1. Texture 4 zero Fritzsch-like lepton mass matrices

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    Gulsheen Ahuja; Sanjeev Kumar; Monika Randhawa; Manmohan Gupta; S. Dev

    2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    For Majorana or Dirac neutrinos, using Fritzsch-like texture 4 zero mass matrices with parallel texture structures for the charged leptons and the Dirac neutrino mass matrix (M_{\

  2. Goos-Hänchen like Shifts for Graphene Barrier in Constant Magnetic Field

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    Ahmed Jellal; Miloud Mekkaoui; Youness Zahidi

    2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a system of Dirac fermions in graphene submitted to a constant perpendicular magnetic field and scattered by a barrier potential. We show that our system can be used to establish a link with quantum optics through the Goos-H\\"{a}nchen shifts. This can be done by evaluating the corresponding transmission probability and shift phase. We obtain Goos-H\\"{a}nchen like shifts in terms of different physical parameters such as energy, electrostatic potential strength and magnetic field. On the light of this relation, we discuss the obtained results and make comparison with literature.

  3. Collisional Plasma Models with APEC/APED: Emission Line Diagnostics of Hydrogen-like and Helium-like Ions

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    Randall K. Smith; Nancy S. Brickhouse; Duane A. Liedahl; John C. Raymond

    2001-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    New X-ray observatories (Chandra and XMM-Newton) are providing a wealth of high-resolution X-ray spectra in which hydrogen- and helium-like ions are usually strong features. We present results from a new collisional-radiative plasma code, the Astrophysical Plasma Emission Code (APEC), which uses atomic data in the companion Astrophysical Plasma Emission Database (APED) to calculate spectral models for hot plasmas. APED contains the requisite atomic data such as collisional and radiative rates, recombination cross sections, dielectronic recombination rates, and satellite line wavelengths. We compare the APEC results to other plasma codes for hydrogen- and helium-like diagnostics, and test the sensitivity of our results to the number of levels included in the models. We find that dielectronic recombination with hydrogen-like ions into high (n=6-10) principal quantum numbers affects some helium-like line ratios from low-lying (n=2) transitions.

  4. Analysis of a New Variational Model to Restore Point-Like and Curve-Like Singularities in Imaging

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    Aubert, Gilles, E-mail: gaubert@unice.fr [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonne (France)] [Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonne (France); Blanc-Feraud, Laure, E-mail: Laure.Blanc-Feraud@inria.fr; Graziani, Daniele, E-mail: Daniele.Graziani@inria.fr [Inria, Morpheme CNRS/INRIA/UNSA Sophia Antipolis (France)] [Inria, Morpheme CNRS/INRIA/UNSA Sophia Antipolis (France)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper is concerned with the analysis of a new variational model to restore point-like and curve-like singularities in biological images. To this aim we investigate the variational properties of a suitable energy which governs these pathologies. Finally in order to realize numerical experiments we minimize, in the discrete setting, a regularized version of this functional by fast descent gradient scheme.

  5. LIKELY MEMBERS OF THE {beta} PICTORIS AND AB DORADUS MOVING GROUPS IN THE NORTH

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    Schlieder, Joshua E. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie, Koenigstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Lepine, Sebastien [Department of Astrophysics, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024 (United States); Simon, Michal, E-mail: schlieder@mpia-hd.mpg.de, E-mail: michal.simon@stonybrook.edu, E-mail: lepine@amnh.org [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (United States)

    2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present first results from follow-up of targets in the northern hemisphere {beta} Pictoris and AB Doradus moving group candidate list of Schlieder et al. We obtained high-resolution, near-infrared spectra of 27 candidate members to measure their radial velocities and confirm consistent group kinematics. We identify 15 candidates with consistent predicted and measured radial velocities, perform analyses of their six-dimensional (UVWXYZ) Galactic kinematics, and compare to known group member distributions. Based on these analyses, we propose that seven {beta} Pic and eight AB Dor candidates are likely new group members. Four of the likely new {beta} Pic stars are binaries, one a double-lined spectroscopic system. Three of the proposed AB Dor stars are binaries. Counting all binary components, we propose 22 likely members of these young, moving groups. The majority of the proposed members are M2 to M5 dwarfs, the earliest being of type K2. We also present preliminary parameters for the two new spectroscopic binaries identified in the data, the proposed {beta} Pic member and a rejected {beta} Pic candidate. Our candidate selection and follow-up has thus far identified more than 40 low-mass, likely members of these two moving groups. These stars provide a new sample of nearby, young targets for studies of local star formation, disks and exoplanets via direct imaging, and astrophysics in the low-mass regime.

  6. A Study of Snake-like Locomotion Through the Analysis of a Flexible Robot Model

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    Giancarlo Cicconofri; Antonio DeSimone

    2014-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the problem of snake-like locomotion by studying a system consisting of a planar inextensible elastic rod that is able to control its spontaneous curvature. Using a Cosserat model we derive, through variational principles, the equations of motion for two special cases: one in which the system is confined inside a frictionless channel, and one in which it is placed in an anisotropic frictional environment, modeling the dynamical setting of the slithering of snakes on flat surfaces. The presence of constraints in both cases leads to non-standard boundary conditions, that allow us to close the equations of motion reducing them to a differential and an integro-differential equation, respectively, for one end point (the tail) of the active rod. For the snake-like case we also provide analytic solutions for a special class of motions. We highlight the role of the spontaneous curvature in the pushing (and the steering, in the snake-like setting) needed to power locomotion. Comparisons with available experiments confirm that the model is able to capture many of the essential findings in the zoological literature. The complete solvability and the existence of analytic solutions offers a tool that may prove valuable for the design of bio-inspired soft robots.

  7. Challenges in Embedded Systems

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    Koopman, Philip

    even if AC power available u Harsh environment · Power fluctuations, RF interference, lightning · Heat Can't You Design Embedded Systems Just Like Desktop Systems? #12;10 Case Study: Synthesize A Remote-by-composition tool #12;11 What's A Remote Entry Receiver? u RF receiver for door locks, trunk (boot), latch, etc. · 8

  8. Better Catalytic System Designs through Nanoscale Research |...

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    the research would be impossible without leadership-class system like the ALCF's Blue GeneP. At the ALCF, large-scale, basic science exploration yields significant...

  9. Relativistic Hydrogen-Like Atom on a Noncommutative Phase Space

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    Huseyin Masum; Sayipjamal Dulat; Mutallip Tohti

    2012-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The energy levels of hydrogen-like atom on a noncommutative phase space were studied in the framework of relativistic quantum mechanics. The leading order corrections to energy levels 2S_{1/2}, 2P_{1/2} and 2P_{3/2} were obtained by using the \\theta and the \\bar\\theta modified Dirac Hamiltonian of hydrogen-like atom on a noncommutative phase space. The degeneracy of the energy levels 2P_{1/2} and 2P_{3/2} were removed completely by \\theta-correction. And the \\bar\\theta-correction shifts these energy levels.

  10. Parametric Resonance and Dark Matter Axion-Like Particles

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    Arza, Ariel; Gamboa, Jorge

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the local effects of an external time-dependent magnetic field on axion-like particles assuming they are all the dark matter of the universe. We find that under suitable conditions the amplitude of the dark matter field can resonate parametrically. The resonance depends on the velocity of the axion-like particles and scales quadratically with the strength} of the external magnetic field, $\\frac{\\rho}{\\rho_{DM}} \\sim {B_0}^3$. By considering typical experimental benchmark values, we find the resonance could amplify around two orders of magnitude the local energy density stored in the dark matter condensate.

  11. NEUTRON LIFETIME EXPERIMENT BASED ON AN `ACCORDION-LIKE' UCN STORAGE VOLUME COATED WITH `LOW TEMPERATURE FOMBLIN'

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    Steyerl, Albert

    , Cambridge, MA, USA; 2 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA; 3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research-fluorinated polymer, `Low Temperature Fomblin', has been tested as a wall coating in an ultracold neutron (UCN of an accordion-like storage vessel. In this system, the surface area and its distribution over height remain

  12. Yang-Mills like instantons in eight and seven dimensions

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    E. K. Loginov; E. D. Loginova

    2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider a gauge theory in which a nonassociative Moufang loop takes the place of a structure group. We construct Belavin-Polyakov-Schwartz-Tyupkin (BPST) and t'Hooft like instanton solutions of the gauge theory in seven and eight dimensions.

  13. books & arts Science fiction is like jazz --people think they

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    Loss, Daniel

    books & arts On our bookshelf Science fiction is like jazz -- people think they know what it is. Clarke, for example, was almost always about the reaction of people to advanced technology; that of H. G, is the curious novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (1884). Flatland is set in a universe of two

  14. Parton energy loss due to synchrotron-like gluon emission

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    B. G. Zakharov

    2008-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop a quasiclassical theory of the synchrotron-like gluon radiation. Our calculations show that the parton energy loss due to the synchrotron gluon emission may be important in the jet quenching phenomenon if the plasma instabilities generate a sufficiently strong chromomagnetic field. Our gluon spectrum disagrees with that obtained by Shuryak and Zahed within the Schwinger's proper time method.

  15. Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Around FGK Stars

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    Rugheimer, Sarah

    We present model atmospheres for an Earth-like planet orbiting the entire grid of main sequence FGK stars with effective temperatures ranging from T[subscript eff]=4250?K to T[subscript eff]=7000?K in 250?K intervals. We ...

  16. The Sun like we have never seen it before

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    CONTENTS The Sun like we have never seen it before Strong support for STFC Science from Government-Object Adaptive Optics ISSUE 5 - March 2011 News from the Science and Technology Facilities Council Exploring zero to liquid nitrogen temperatures they have no electrical resis

  17. Evidence for an anomalous like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry

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    Abazov, Victor Mukhamedovich; /Dubna, JINR; Abbott, Braden Keim; /Oklahoma U.; Abolins, Maris A.; /Michigan State U.; Acharya, Bannanje Sripath; /Tata Inst.; Adams, Mark Raymond; /Illinois U., Chicago; Adams, Todd; /Florida State U.; Aguilo, Ernest; /York U., Canada; Alexeev, Guennadi D.; /Dubna, JINR; Alkhazov, Georgiy D.; /St. Petersburg, INP; Alton, Andrew K.; /Michigan U. /Augustana Coll., Sioux Falls; Alverson, George O.; /Northeastern U. /Rio de Janeiro, CBPF

    2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We measure the charge asymmetry A of like-sign dimuon events in 6.1 fb{sup -1} of p{bar p} collisions recorded with the DO detector at a center of mass energy sqrt s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider.

  18. Interactive Animation of Cloth-like Objects in Virtual Reality

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Interactive Animation of Cloth-like Objects in Virtual Reality Mark Meyer Caltech Gilles Debunne iMAGIS/IMAG Mathieu Desbrun USC/Caltech Alan H. Barr Caltech Abstract Modeling and animation of cloth has experienced to realistically drape objects or human characters in a fairly efficient way. However, real-time realistic

  19. Auger transition rates for Ar-like ions

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    Chung, Sang-Young [Physics Department, POSTECH, San 31 Hyojadong, Nam Ku, Pohang, Kyungbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of); Kagawa, Takashi [Department of Physics, Nara Women's University, Nara 630-8506 (Japan); Moribayashi, Kengo [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 8-1, Umemidai, Kizu-cho, Kyoto 619-0215 (Japan); Kim, Dong Eon [Physics Department, POSTECH, San 31 Hyojadong, Nam Ku, Pohang, Kyungbuk 790-784 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail: kimd@postech.ac.kr

    2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Auger transition rates for Ar-like ions have been calculated by the relativistic configuration interaction code and flexible atomic code. The calculations have been carried out for the atomic numbers from 18 to 54, that is, for argon to xenon. The calculated data for argon is shown to be in a good agreement with experimental data and other calculated data.

  20. 1 INTRODUCTION Critical infrastructures (CIs) like the electricity,

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 INTRODUCTION Critical infrastructures (CIs) like the electricity, oil & gas supply, rail, road when electric power disruptions at various times curtailed natural gas production (first order ef and An All-Hazard Approach for the Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Infrastructures E.Zio Ecole Centrale

  1. Creating Works-Like Prototypes of Mechanical Objects Bongjin Koo

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    Agrawala, Maneesh

    of creating works-like prototypes. Designers are increasingly turning to 3D printing as a tool for fab Graphics]: Computational Ge- ometry and Object Modeling--Geometric algorithms. Keywords: fabrication, 3D printing, sketch-based modeling Links: DL PDF WEB VIDEO 1 Introduction Creating physical prototypes

  2. RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Defined -synuclein prion-like molecular

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    Boyer, Edmond

    form, -syn is enriched in -sheet structure, orderly organized into oligomers or amyloid fibrils [5 fibrils. Importantly, using -syn short amyloid fibrils as seed, endogenous -syn aggregates and accumulates pathogenic proteins that form amyloid-like inclusions within the cells. This is also the case of -syn which

  3. Trouble with space-like noncommutative field theory

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    V. Gayral; J. M. Gracia-Bondia; F. Ruiz Ruiz

    2005-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

    It is argued that the one-loop effective action for a space-like noncommutative scalar field theory does not exist. This indicates that such theories are not renormalizable already at one loop order and suggests supersymmetrization and reinvestigating other types of noncommutativity.

  4. Photon-like flying qubit in the coupled cavity array

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    Ying Li; M. X. Huo; Z. Song; C. P. Sun

    2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a feasible scheme to realize a spin network via a coupled cavity array with the appropriate arrangement of external multi-driving lasers. It is demonstrated that the linear photon-like dispersion is achievable and this property opens up the possibility of realizing the pre-engineered spin network which is beneficial to quantum information processing.

  5. Structure and Dynamics of Earth-like Planets

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    Structure and Dynamics of Earth-like Planets Jeudi 20 et vendredi 21 novembre 2014. Amphithéâtre Antonangeli, UPMC, Paris 10h50 Coffee Break 11h20 Structure and Dynamics of the Interior of Mercury: What we 09h40 Moon Internal Structure from Apollo Seismic Data: a Corner Stone for Planetary Seismology

  6. IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION Air pollution impairs cognition, provokes depressive-like

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    Nelson, Randy J.

    IMMEDIATE COMMUNICATION Air pollution impairs cognition, provokes depressive-like behaviors Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA Particulate matter air pollution is a pervasive the effects of prolonged exposure to air pollution are well characterized with respect to pulmonary

  7. Spectroscopy of M-shell x-ray transitions in Zn-like through Co-like W

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    Clementson, J; Beiersdorfer, P; Brown, G V; Gu, M F

    2009-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The M-shell x-ray emission of highly charged tungsten ions has been investigated at the Livermore electron beam ion trap facility. Using the SuperEBIT electron beam ion trap and a NASA x-ray calorimeter array, transitions connecting the ground configurations in the 1500-3600 eV spectral range of zinc-like W{sup 44+} through cobalt-like W{sup 47+} have been measured. The measured spectra are compared with theoretical line positions and emissivities calculated using the FAC code.

  8. Realization of GHZ-like and W-like Third-order Spatial Correlation with Classical Light

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    Er-Feng Zhang; Wei-Tao Liu; Ping-Xing Chen

    2015-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The spatial correlation of chaotic light has been an interesting and fundamentally important topic [G. Scarcelli, V. Berardi, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 063602 (2006)]. Here, we provide a unified model for the third-order spatial correlation effect with three chaotic lights. With the model we present a scheme to produce Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger-like (GHZ-like) spatial correlation with classical light, and show that the third-order spatial correlation of the thermal light has the aspect similar to the W states.

  9. Soft X-ray laser using pumping of 3P and 4P levels of He-like and H-like ions

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    Hagelstein, P.L.

    1987-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray laser method and apparatus are disclosed for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of at least 40 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like N, O, F, C or rare gases, with associated laser transition gains of 4-50 cm[sup [minus]1]. 8 figs.

  10. Soft x-ray laser using pumping of 3P and 4P levels of He-like and H-like ions

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    Hagelstein, P.

    1982-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray laser method and apparatus for producing coherent radiation at, for example, energies of 40 to 189 eV, using Be-like Cr, N-like Ni, He-like Na, B-like Cr, Be-like Mn or similar multiply ionized species to pump appropriate high energy transitions in He-like or H-like rare gases or N, O, F, or C gases, with associated laser transition gains of 20 to 50 cm/sup -1/.

  11. Controlling Graphene Ultrafast Hot Carrier Response from Metal-like to Semiconductor-like by Electrostatic Gating

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    Zettl, Alex

    with dry nitrogen during the measurement. Sample preparation We grow single layer graphene on copper foil1 Controlling Graphene Ultrafast Hot Carrier Response from Metal-like to Semiconductor electro-optic sampling.2 The focused THz beam at our graphene sample has a diameter of 1 mm. For optical

  12. The Effect of Lunar-like Satellites on the Orbital Infrared Light Curves of Earth-analog Planets

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    Nicholas A. Moskovitz; Eric Gaidos; Darren Williams

    2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the influence of lunar-like satellites on the infrared orbital light curves of Earth-analog extra-solar planets. Such light curves will be obtained by NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and ESA's Darwin missions as a consequence of repeat observations to confirm the companion status of a putative planet. We use an energy balance model to calculate disk-averaged infrared (bolometric) fluxes from planet-satellite systems over a full orbital period (one year). The satellites are assumed to lack an atmosphere, have a low thermal inertia like that of the Moon and span a range of plausible radii. The planets are assumed to have thermal and orbital properties that mimic those of the Earth while their obliquities and orbital longitudes of inferior conjunction remain free parameters. Even if the gross thermal properties of the planet can be independently constrained (e.g. via spectroscopy or visible-wavelength detection of specular glint from a surface ocean) only the largest (approximately Mars-size) lunar-like satellites can be detected by light curve data from a TPF-like instrument (i.e. one that achieves a photometric signal-to-noise of 10-20 at infrared wavelengths). Non-detection of a lunar-like satellite can obfuscate the interpretation of a given system's infrared light curve so that it may resemble a single planet with high obliquity, different orbital longitude of vernal equinox relative to inferior conjunction and in some cases drastically different thermal characteristics. If the thermal properties of the planet are not independently established then the presence of a lunar-like satellite cannot be inferred from infrared data, thus demonstrating that photometric light curves alone can only be used for preliminary study of extra-solar Earth-like planets.

  13. Analysis of a power grid using the Kuramoto-like model

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    Giovanni Filatrella; Arne Hejde Nielsen; Niels Falsig Pedersen

    2008-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that there is a link between the Kuramoto paradigm and another system of synchronized oscillators, namely an electrical power distribution grid of generators and consumers. The purpose of this work is to show both the formal analogy and some practical consequences. The mapping can be made quantitative, and under some necessary approximations a class of Kuramoto-like models, those with bimodal distribution of the frequencies, is most appropriate for the power-grid. In fact in the power-grid there are two kinds of oscillators: the 'sources' delivering power to the 'consumers'.

  14. Excitation of autoionizing states of helium-like ions by scattering of high-energy particles

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    Mikhailov, A. I.; Mikhailov, I. A.; Nefiodov, A. V., E-mail: anef@thd.pnpi.spb.ru [B. P. Konstantinov Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Plunien, G. [Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik (Germany)] [Technische Universitaet Dresden, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik (Germany)

    2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The cross sections for two-electron excitations of helium-like atomic systems into the autoionizing 2s{sup 2} ({sup 1}S)- and 2p{sup 2} ({sup 1}S)-states by collisions with high-energy electrons and photons are deduced. The evaluations are performed to the leading order of non-relativistic perturbation theory. The analytical formulas for cross sections are obtained in the form of universal scalings. A comparison of our theoretical predictions with available theoretical and experimental results for the helium atom is made.

  15. Gibbs paradox and a possible mechanism of like-charge attraction in colloids

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    Chi-Lun Lee; Yiing-Rei Chen

    2011-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Based on a reconsideration of the Gibbs paradox, we show that a residual, non-extensive term in entropy turns up upon mixing identical particles, whether they are indistinguishable or not. The positive contribution from this residual entropy leads to a decrease in free energy, and we suggest that this entropic mechanism may serve as a source of like-charge attractions between a pair of colloidal particles or other macroions. For a system of two colloidal particles along with their neutralizing counterions, such decrease in free energy is of a few thermal energies and therefore crucial to the effective interaction between the particles.

  16. Superior Conductive Solid-like Electrolytes: Nanoconfining Liquids within the Hollow Structures

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    Zhang, Jinshui [ORNL; Bai, Ying [ORNL; Sun, Xiao-Guang [ORNL; Li, Yunchao [ORNL; Guo, Bingkun [ORNL; Chen, Jihua [ORNL; Veith, Gabriel M [ORNL; Hensley, Dale K [ORNL; Paranthaman, Mariappan Parans [ORNL; Goodenough, John B [University of Texas at Austin; Dai, Sheng [ORNL

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The growth and proliferation of lithium (Li) dendrites during cell recharge is unavoidable, which seriously hinders the development and application of rechargeable Li metal batteries. Solid electrolytes with robust mechanical modulus are regarded as a promising approach to overcome the dendrite problems. However, their room-temperature ionic conductivities are usually too low to reach the level required for normal battery operation. Here, a class of novel solid electrolytes with liquid-like room-temperature ionic conductivities (> 1 mS cm-1) has been successfully synthesized by taking advantage of the unique nanoarchitectures of hollow silica (HS) spheres to confine liquid electrolytes in hollow space to afford high conductivities. In a symmetric lithium/lithium cell, such kind of solid-like electrolytes demonstrates a robust performance against Li dendrite problems, well stabilizing the cell system from short circuiting in a long-time operation at current densities ranging from 0.16 to 0.32 mA cm-2. Moreover, the high flexibility and compatibility of HS nanoarchitectures, in principle, enables broad tunability to choose desired liquids for the fabrication of other kinds of solid-like electrolytes, such as those containing Na+, Mg2+ or Al3+ as conductive media, providing a useful alternative strategy for the development of next generation rechargeable batteries.

  17. Method for producing fluorinated diamond-like carbon films

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    Hakovirta, Marko J.; Nastasi, Michael A.; Lee, Deok-Hyung; He, Xiao-Ming

    2003-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluorinated, diamond-like carbon (F-DLC) films are produced by a pulsed, glow-discharge plasma immersion ion processing procedure. The pulsed, glow-discharge plasma was generated at a pressure of 1 Pa from an acetylene (C.sub.2 H.sub.2) and hexafluoroethane (C.sub.2 F.sub.6) gas mixture, and the fluorinated, diamond-like carbon films were deposited on silicon <100>substrates. The film hardness and wear resistance were found to be strongly dependent on the fluorine content incorporated into the coatings. The hardness of the F-DLC films was found to decrease considerably when the fluorine content in the coatings reached about 20%. The contact angle of water on the F-DLC coatings was found to increase with increasing film fluorine content and to saturate at a level characteristic of polytetrafluoroethylene.

  18. Volume Ignition via Time-like Detonation in Pellet Fusion

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    Csernai, L P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Relativistic fluid dynamics and the theory of relativistic detonation fronts are used to estimate the space-time dynamics of the burning of the D-T fuel in Laser driven pellet fusion experiments. The initial "High foot" heating of the fuel makes the compressed target transparent to radiation, and then a rapid ignition pulse can penetrate and heat up the whole target to supercritical temperatures in a short time, so that most of the interior of the target ignites almost simultaneously and instabilities will have no time to develop. In these relativistic, radiation dominated processes both the interior, time-like burning front and the surrounding space-like part of the front will be stable against Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities. To achieve this rapid, volume ignition the pulse heating up the target to supercritical temperature should provide the required energy in less than ~ 10 ps.

  19. Photon-Axion-Like Particle Coupling Constant and Cosmological Observations

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    M. Yu. Piotrovich; Yu. N. Gnedin; T. M. Natsvlishvili

    2008-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We estimated the photon-pseudoscalar particle mixing constant from the effect of cosmological alignment and cosmological rotation of polarization plane of distant QSOs. This effect is explained in terms of birefringent phenomenon due to photon-pseudoscalar (axion-like) particle mixing in a cosmic magnetic field. On the contrary, one can estimate the strength of the cosmic magnetic field using the constraints on the photon-axion-like particle coupling constant from the CAST experiment and from SNe Ia dimming effect. In a result, the lower limit on the intergalactic ($z\\approx 1\\div 2$) magnetic field appears at the level of about $4\\times 10^{-10}\\div 10^{-11}$ G.

  20. Axion Like Particles and the Inverse Seesaw Mechanism

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    Carvajal, C D R; Nishi, C C; Sánchez-Vega, B L

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Light pseudoscalars known as axion like particles (ALPs) may be behind physical phenomena like the Universe transparency to ultra-energetic photons, the soft $\\gamma$-ray excess from the Coma cluster, and the 3.5 keV line. We explore the connection of these particles with the inverse seesaw (ISS) mechanism for neutrino mass generation. We propose a very restrictive setting where the scalar field hosting the ALP is also responsible for generating the ISS mass scales through its vacuum expectation value on gravity induced nonrenormalizable operators. A discrete gauge symmetry protects the theory from the appearance of overly strong gravitational effects and discrete anomaly cancellation imposes strong constraints on the order of the group. The anomalous U$(1)$ symmetry leading to the ALP is an extended lepton number and the protective discrete symmetry can be always chosen as a subgroup of a combination of the lepton number and the baryon number.

  1. The A-like matrices for a hypercube

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    Miklavic, Stefko

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Let $D$ denote a positive integer and let $Q_D$ denote the graph of the $D$-dimensional hypercube. Let $X$ denote the vertex set of $Q_D$ and let $A \\in \\MX$ denote the adjacency matrix of $Q_D$. A matrix $B \\in \\MX$ is called $A$-{\\em like} whenever both (i) $BA = AB$; (ii) for all $x,y \\in X$ that are not equal or adjacent, the $(x,y)$-entry of $B$ is zero. Let $\\Al$ denote the subspace of $\\MX$ consisting of the $A$-like elements. We decompose $\\Al$ into the direct sum of its symmetric part and antisymmetric part. We give a basis for each part. The dimensions of the symmetric part and antisymmetric part are $D+1$ and ${D \\choose 2}$, respectively.

  2. Worm-like Polymer Loops and Fourier Knots

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    S. Rappaport; Y. Rabin; A. Yu. Grosberg

    2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Every smooth closed curve can be represented by a suitable Fourier sum. We show that the ensemble of curves generated by randomly chosen Fourier coefficients with amplitudes inversely proportional to spatial frequency (with a smooth exponential cutoff), can be accurately mapped on the physical ensemble of worm-like polymer loops. We find that measures of correlation on the scale of the entire loop yield a larger persistence length than that calculated from the tangent-tangent correlation function at small length scales. The conjecture that physical loops exhibit additional rigidity on scales comparable to the entire loop due to the contribution of twist rigidity, can be tested experimentally by determining the persistence length from the local curvature and comparing it with that obtained by measuring the radius of gyration of dsDNA plasmids. The topological properties of the ensemble randomly generated worm-like loops are shown to be similar to that of other polymer models.

  3. Electroweak baryogenesis in the MSSM with vector-like superfields

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    Xue Chang; Ran Huo

    2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Introducing heavy particles with strong couplings to the Higgs field can strengthen electroweak phase transition, through the entropy release mechanism from both bosons and fermions. We analyze the possibility of electroweak baryogenesis in the MSSM with new vector-like superfields. The new vector-like particles belong to the representation 5+5bar+10+10bar of SU(5). By analyzing in detail the effective potential at finite temperature, we show that a strongly first order electroweak phase transition in this model is ruled out by a combination of 125 GeV Higgs requirement, the bound for exotic quarks, the gluon fusion Higgs production rate and the Higgs diphoton decay rate as well as the electroweak precision measurement.

  4. Polarization mesurements of gamma ray bursts and axion like particles

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    Andre Rubbia; Alexander Sakharov

    2008-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A polarized gamma ray emission spread over a sufficiently wide energy band from a strongly magnetized astrophysical object like gamma ray bursts (GRBs) offers an opportunity to test the hypothesis of axion like particles (ALPs). Based on evidences of polarized gamma ray emission detected in several gamma ray bursts we estimated the level of ALPs induced dichroism, which could take place in the magnetized fireball environment of a GRB. This allows to estimate the sensitivity of polarization measurements of GRBs to the ALP-photon coupling. This sensitivity $\\gag\\le 2.2\\cdot 10^{-11} {\\rm GeV^{-1}}$ calculated for the ALP mass $m_a=10^{-3}~{\\rm eV}$ and MeV energy spread of gamma ray emission is competitive with the sensitivity of CAST and becomes even stronger for lower ALPs masses.

  5. New polarimetric constraints on axion-like particles

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    Payez, A.; Cudell, J.R.; Hutsemékers, D., E-mail: A.Payez@ulg.ac.be, E-mail: JR.Cudell@ulg.ac.be, E-mail: D.Hutsemekers@ulg.ac.be [AGO Dept., U. of Liège, allée du 6 août 17, Liège (Belgium)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the parameter space of axion-like particles can be severely constrained using high-precision measurements of quasar polarisations. Robust limits are derived from the measured bounds on optical circular polarisation and from the distribution of linear polarisations of quasars. As an outlook, this technique can be improved by the observation of objects located behind clusters of galaxies, using upcoming space-borne X-ray polarimeters.

  6. Remote Inflation as hybrid-like sneutrino/MSSM inflation

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    Tomohiro Matsuda

    2009-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A new scenario of hybrid-like inflation is considered for sneutrino and MSSM fields. Contrary to the usual hybrid inflation model, the direct coupling between a trigger field and the sneutrino/MSSM inflaton field is not necessary for the scenario. The dissipation and the radiation from the sneutrino/MSSM inflaton can be written explicitly by using the Yukawa couplings. Remote inflation does not require the shift symmetry or cancellation in solving the eta-problem.

  7. New constraints for heavy axion-like particles from supernovae

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    Giannotti, M.; Nita, R. [Physical Sciences, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL 33161 (United States); Duffy, L.D., E-mail: mgiannotti@mail.barry.edu, E-mail: ldd@lanl.gov, E-mail: Rafaela.Nita@mymail.barry.edu [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive new constraints on the coupling of heavy pseudoscalar (axion-like) particles to photons, based on the gamma ray flux expected from the decay of these particles into photons. After being produced in the supernova core, these heavy axion-like particles would escape and a fraction of them would decay into photons before reaching the Earth. We have calculated the expected flux on Earth of these photons from the supernovae SN 1987A and Cassiopeia A and compared our results to data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope. This analysis provides strong constraints on the parameter space for axion-like particles. For a particle mass of 100 MeV, we find that the Peccei-Quinn constant, f{sub a}, must be greater than about 10{sup 15} GeV. Alternatively, for f{sub a} = 10{sup 12} GeV, we exclude the mass region between approximately 100 eV and 1 GeV.

  8. Distribution of Ds-like sequences in genomes of cereals

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    Vershinin, A.V.; Salina, E.A.; Shumnii, V.K.; Svitashev, S.K.

    1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It has been suggested that insertions of Ds-elements may alter the effectiveness of transcription or translation of the genetic loci and the normal processing of introns and exons, and that they may impair coding frames, etc. The object of the present study was to determine the frequency of occurence of DNA sequences similar to the Ds-controlling elements of mazie (Ds-like sequences) among other representatives of cereals. The conservative feature of the primary structure of transposons from different eukaryotic species served as a basis in this investigation. By means of the ''nick-translation'' reaction with the aid of DNA-polymerase I (alpha-/sup 32/P) dCTP or TTP was introduced into the Ds-element. The specific radioactivity of the preparations obtained was 5 x 10/sup 7/ to 1 x 10/sup 8/ cpm/gamma. From the results obtained, it is suggested that the genomes of cereals examined contain a collection of Ds-like sequences. The Ds-element may have a significant effect on gene expression in the presence of Ac-like or other sequences, which undergo transposition.

  9. Declaration of Stewardship Whereas the climate system is nearing tipping points with likely devastating

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    Hansen, James E.

    is needed. However, removal of fossil fuel subsidies and supply constraints may go a long way. Certainty

  10. Modeling the Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in Articular Cartilage

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    Zhang, Lihai

    IGF signaling is involved in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis in a wide range of tissues, both normal and diseased, and so IGF-IR has been the focus of intense interest as a promising drug target. In this ...

  11. Atomic data and theoretical X-ray spectra of Ge-like through V-like W ions

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    Clementson, J., E-mail: joel.clementson@ipp.mpg.de [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Department of Physics, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden); Beiersdorfer, P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States)] [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Brage, T. [Department of Physics, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden)] [Department of Physics, Lund University, SE-221 00 Lund (Sweden); Gu, M.F. [University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)] [University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The atomic structure and spectra of ten tungsten ions have been calculated using the Flexible Atomic Code. The calculations yield energy levels, radiative lifetimes, spectral line positions, transition probability rates, and oscillator strengths for the tungsten ions isoelectronic to germanium, W{sup 42+}, through vanadium, W{sup 51+}. Collisional–radiative models for high-temperature, low-density plasmas have been implemented to produce line emissivities for X-ray transitions in the 1–4 keV (3–12 ?) spectral interval. The Ge-like through V-like W ions are important in nuclear fusion research where their spectra may provide diagnostic information on magnetically confined plasmas.

  12. Chimera States in a Two-Population Network of Coupled Pendulum-Like Elements

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    Tassos Bountis; Vasileios G. Kanas; Johanne Hizanidis; Anastasios Bezerianos

    2014-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

    More than a decade ago, a surprising coexistence of synchronous and asynchronous behavior called the chimera state was discovered in networks of nonlocally coupled identical phase oscillators. In later years, chimeras were found to occur in a variety of theoretical and experimental studies of chemical and optical systems, as well as models of neuron dynamics. In this work, we study two coupled populations of pendulum-like elements represented by phase oscillators with a second derivative term multiplied by a mass parameter $m$ and treat the first order derivative terms as dissipation with parameter $\\epsilon>0$. We first present numerical evidence showing that chimeras do exist in this system for small mass values $0

  13. INLEN: A Methodology and Integrated System for Knowledge Discovery in Databases

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    by Ryszard S. Michalski and Bruce Katz of International Intelligent Systems, Inc. (INIS). I would like to thank INIS for providing the source code of the AURORA system. I would like to thank the collaborators

  14. Characterization of diamond-like nanocomposite thin films grown by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition

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    Santra, T. S.; Liu, C. H. [Institute of Nanoengineering and Microsystems (NEMS), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30043 (China); Bhattacharyya, T. K. [Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal (India); Patel, P. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Barik, T. K. [School of Applied Sciences, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia 721657, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal (India)

    2010-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Diamond-like nanocomposite (DLN) thin films, comprising the networks of a-C:H and a-Si:O were deposited on pyrex glass or silicon substrate using gas precursors (e.g., hexamethyldisilane, hexamethyldisiloxane, hexamethyldisilazane, or their different combinations) mixed with argon gas, by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique. Surface morphology of DLN films was analyzed by atomic force microscopy. High-resolution transmission electron microscopic result shows that the films contain nanoparticles within the amorphous structure. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) were used to determine the structural change within the DLN films. The hardness and friction coefficient of the films were measured by nanoindentation and scratch test techniques, respectively. FTIR and XPS studies show the presence of C-C, C-H, Si-C, and Si-H bonds in the a-C:H and a-Si:O networks. Using Raman spectroscopy, we also found that the hardness of the DLN films varies with the intensity ratio I{sub D}/I{sub G}. Finally, we observed that the DLN films has a better performance compared to DLC, when it comes to properties like high hardness, high modulus of elasticity, low surface roughness and low friction coefficient. These characteristics are the critical components in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and emerging nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).

  15. Strain-engineered band parameters of graphene-like SiC monolayer

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    Behera, Harihar, E-mail: harihar@theglocaluniversity.in [School of Technology, The Glocal University, Mirzapur Pole, Dist.-Saharanpur, U.P.-247001, India and Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076 (India); Mukhopadhyay, Gautam, E-mail: gmukh@phy.iitb.ac.in [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076 (India)

    2014-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Using full-potential density functional theory (DFT) calculations we show that the band gap and effective masses of charge carriers in SiC monolayer (ML-SiC) in graphene-like two-dimensional honeycomb structure are tunable by strain engineering. ML-SiC was found to preserve its flat 2D graphene-like structure under compressive strain up to 7%. A transition from indirect-to-direct gap-phase is predicted to occur for a strain value lying within the interval (1.11 %, 1.76%). In both gap-phases band gap decreases with increasing strain, although the rate of decrease is different in the two gap-phases. Effective mass of electrons show a non-linearly decreasing trend with increasing tensile strain in the direct gap-phase. The strain-sensitive properties of ML-SiC, may find applications in future strain-sensors, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and nano-optomechanical systems (NOMS) and other nano-devices.

  16. Workshop on diamond and diamond-like-carbon films for the transportation industry

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    Nichols, F.A.; Moores, D.K. [eds.

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Applications exist in advanced transportation systems as well as in manufacturing processes that would benefit from superior tribological properties of diamond, diamond-like-carbon and cubic boron nitride coatings. Their superior hardness make them ideal candidates as protective coatings to reduce adhesive, abrasive and erosive wear in advanced diesel engines, gas turbines and spark-ignited engines and in machining and manufacturing tools as well. The high thermal conductivity of diamond also makes it desirable for thermal management not only in tribological applications but also in high-power electronic devices and possibly large braking systems. A workshop has been recently held at Argonne National Laboratory entitled ``Diamond and Diamond-Like-Carbon Films for Transportation Applications`` which was attended by 85 scientists and engineers including top people involved in the basic technology of these films and also representatives from many US industrial companies. A working group on applications endorsed 18 different applications for these films in the transportation area alone. Separate abstracts have been prepared.

  17. The breather like penetration of the ultra-short linearly polarized laser into over-dense plasmas

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    Wu, Dong; He, X T

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Relativistic electromagnetic penetration behavior is reexamined in the relativistic transparency region. The interaction is modeled by the relativistic hydrodynamic equations coupled with the full system of Maxwell equations, which are solved by a fully implicit energy-conserving numerical scheme. For the first time, we have studied the penetration behavior through ultra-short circularly polarized and linearly polarized laser pulses interaction with over-dense plasmas. It is shown that the ultra-short circularly polarized laser penetration occurs through a soliton like behavior, which is quite consistent with the existing studies. However, we have found that the ultra-short linearly polarized laser penetrates through a breather like behavior, and there is an energy transition mechanism with a frequency $2\\omega_0$ between the penetrated breather like structure and the background plasmas. An qualitative interpretation has been give to describe this mechanism of energy exchanging.

  18. amorphous diamond-like carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    2 Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon coatings Angela M. Ladwig a,b, Materials Science Websites Summary: Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon...

  19. adherent diamond-like carbon: Topics by E-print Network

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    2 Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon coatings Angela M. Ladwig a,b, Materials Science Websites Summary: Atmospheric plasma deposition of diamond-like carbon...

  20. Non-commutative Field Theory with Twistor-like Coordinates

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    Tomasz R. Taylor

    2007-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider quantum field theory in four-dimensional Minkowski spacetime, with the position coordinates represented by twistors instead of the usual world-vectors. Upon imposing canonical commutation relations between twistors and dual twistors, quantum theory of fields described by non-holomorphic functions of twistor variables becomes manifestly non-commutative, with Lorentz symmetry broken by a time-like vector. We discuss the free field propagation and its impact on the short- and long-distance behavior of physical amplitudes in perturbation theory. In the ultraviolet limit, quantum field theories in twistor space are generically less divergent than their commutative counterparts. Furthermore, there is no infrared--ultraviolet mixing problem.

  1. Thermodynamic $R$-diagrams reveal solid-like fluid states

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    George Ruppeiner; Peter Mausbach; Helge-Otmar May

    2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluate the thermodynamic curvature $R$ for fluid argon, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and water. For these fluids, $R$ is mostly negative, but we also find significant regimes of positive $R$, which we interpret as indicating solid-like fluid properties. Regimes of positive $R$ are present in all four fluids at very high pressure. Water has, in addition, a narrow slab of positive $R$ in the stable liquid phase near its triple point. Also, water is the only fluid we found having $R$ decrease on cooling into the metastable liquid phase, consistent with a possible second critical point.

  2. Glass-Like Heat Conduction in Crystalline Semiconductors

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    Nolas, G.S.; Cohn, J.L.; Chakoumakos, B.C.; Slack, G.A.

    1999-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The thermal conductivity and structural properties of polycrystalline and single crystal semiconductor type-1 germanium clathrates are reported. Germanium clathrates exhibit thermal conductivities that are typical of amorphous materials. This behavior occurs in spite of their well-defined crystalline structure. The authors employ temperature dependent neutron diffraction data in investigating the displacements of the caged strontium atoms in Sr{sub 8}Ga{sub 16}Ge{sub 30} and their interaction with the polyhedral cages that entrap them. Their aim is to investigate the correlation between the structural properties and the low, glass-like thermal conductivity observed in this compound.

  3. Characterization of Glass-Like Fragments from the 3714 Building

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    Buck, Edgar C.

    2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes characterization of a sample obtained from the 3714 building in the 300 Area. Characterization of this unknown material was required for the demonolition activities in the 300 Area. The object of the study was to dertermine the nature of the material, composition, possible structure, evidence for hazards components. The green material is a sodium alumino-silicate glass. This conclusion is based on the composition provided by SEM-EDS, and the images that suggest a glass-like morphology. Further analysis with Ramin and/or infrared could be used to determine the presence of any organics.

  4. Nail-like targets for laser plasma interaction experiments

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    Pasley, J; Wei, M; Shipton, E; Chen, S; Ma, T; Beg, F N; Alexander, N; Stephens, R B; MacPhee, A G; Hey, D; Pape, S L; Patel, P; Mackinnon, A J; Key, M H; Offermann, D; Link, A; Chowdhury, E; Van-Woerkom, L D; Freeman, R R

    2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The interaction of ultra-high power picosecond laser pulses with solid targets is of interest both for benchmarking the results of hybrid particle in cell (PIC) codes and also for applications to re-entrant cone guided fast ignition. We describe the construction of novel targets in which copper/titanium wires are formed into 'nail-like' objects by a process of melting and micromachining, so that energy can be reliably coupled to a 24 {micro}m diameter wire. An extreme-ultraviolet image of the interaction of the Titan laser with such a target is shown.

  5. Effect of radiation-like solid on CMB anisotropies

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    Vladimír Balek; Matej Škovran

    2015-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the power in the lowest multipoles of CMB anisotropies in the presence of radiation-like solid, a hypothetical new kind of radiation with nonzero shear modulus. If only the ordinary Sachs-Wolfe effect is taken into account, the shear modulus to energy density ratio must be in absolute value of order $10^{-5}$ or less for the theory to be consistent with observations within cosmic variance. With the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect switched on, the constraint is relaxed almost by two orders of magnitude.

  6. Schwarzschild-like metric and a quantum vacuum

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    P. R. Silva

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A quantum vacuum, represented by a viscous fluid, is added to the Einstein vacuum, surrounding a spherical distribution of mass. This gives as a solution, in spherical coordinates, a Schwarzschild-like metric. The plot of g00 and g11 components of the metric, as a function of the radial coordinate, display the same qualitative behavior as that of the Schwarzschild metric. However, the temperature of the event horizon is equal to the Hawking temperature multiplied by a factor of two, while the entropy is equal to half of the Bekenstein one.

  7. Comment on Quantum teleportation via GHZ-like state

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    Anindita Banerjee; Kamal Patel; Anirban Pathak

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently Yang et al. [Int. J. Theo. Phys. 48 (2009) 516] have shown that an unknown qubit can be teleported by using a particular GHZ-like state as quantum channel. However, there are several errors in the calculation which lead to incorrect conclusions. The errors have been indicated and corrected. It is also noted that their scheme and the independently proposed teleportation scheme of Zhang et al. [Int. J. Theo. Phys. 48 (2009) 3331] uses quantum channel from the same family and any state of that family may be used for teleportation.

  8. Create The Look You Like-With Color.

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    Rhoades, Beverly

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and 8-1326 Create The Look You Like- With Texture. DIMENSIONS OF COLOR To become more familiar with the dimensions of color, let's consider a few principles. Hue refers to the name of a color. Primary hues are red, yellow and blue. These cannot... and are arranged between the primary colors on the color Wheel : purple or violet-a combination of red and blue green - a combination of blue and yellow orange-a combination of red and yellow , Extension consumer information specailist, The Texas A&M University...

  9. Promise for Onion-Like Carbons as Supercapacitors

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)IntegratedSpeedingTechnical News,Program DirectionProjectPromise for Onion-Like

  10. Spectral Fingerprints of Earth-like Planets Around FGK Stars

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    Rugheimer, Sarah; Zsom, Andras; Segura, Antígona; Sasselov, Dimitar

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present model atmospheres for an Earth-like planet orbiting the entire grid of main sequence FGK stars with effective temperatures ranging from Teff = 4250K to Teff = 7000K in 250K intervals. We model the remotely detectable spectra of Earth-like planets for clear and cloudy atmospheres at the 1AU equivalent distance from the VIS to IR (0.4 {\\mu}m - 20 {\\mu}m) to compare detectability of features in different wavelength ranges in accordance with JWST and future design concepts to characterize exo-Earths. We also explore the effect of the stellar UV levels as well as spectral energy distribution on a terrestrial atmosphere concentrating on detectable atmospheric features that indicate habitability on Earth, namely: H2O, O3, CH4, N2O and CH3Cl. The increase in UV dominates changes of O3, OH, CH4, N2O and CH3Cl whereas the increase in stellar temperature dominates changes in H2O. The overall effect as stellar effective temperatures and corresponding UV increase, is a lower surface temperature of the planet du...

  11. Fermi-Einstein condensation in dense QCD-like theories

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    Kurt Langfeld; Andreas Wipf

    2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    While pure Yang-Mills theory feature the centre symmetry, this symmetry is explicitly broken by the presence of dynamical matter. We study the impact of the centre symmetry in such QCD-like theories. In the analytically solvable Schwinger model, centre transitions take place even under extreme conditions, temperature and/or density, and we show that they are key to the solution of the Silver-Blaze problem. We then develop an effective SU(3) quark model which confines quarks by virtue of centre sector transitions. The phase diagram by confinement is obtained as a function of the temperature and the chemical potential. We show that at low temperatures and intermediate values for the chemical potential the centre dressed quarks undergo condensation due to Bose like statistics. This is the Fermi Einstein condensation. To corroborate the existence of centre sector transitions in gauge theories with matter, we study (at vanishing chemical potential) the interface tension in the three-dimensional Z2 gauge theory with Ising matter, the distribution of the Polyakov line in the four-dimensional SU(2)-Higgs model and devise a new type of order parameter which is designed to detect centre sector transitions. Our analytical and numerical findings lead us to conjecture a new state of cold, but dense matter in the hadronic phase for which Fermi Einstein condensation is realised.

  12. Natural SUSY with a bino- or wino-like LSP

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    Baer, Howard; Huang, Peisi; Mickelson, Dan; Padeffke-Kirkland, Maren; Tata, Xerxes

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In natural SUSY models higgsinos are always light because \\mu^2 cannot be much larger than M_Z^2, while squarks and gluinos may be very heavy. Unless gluinos are discovered at LHC13, the commonly assumed unification of gaugino mass parameters will imply correspondingly heavy winos and binos, resulting in a higgsino-like LSP and small inter-higgsino mass splittings. The small visible energy release in higgsino decays makes their pair production difficult to detect at the LHC. Relaxing gaugino mass universality allows for relatively light winos and binos without violating LHC gluino mass bounds and without affecting naturalness. In the case where the bino mass M_1mixed bino-higgsino LSP with instead sizable w_1-z_1 and z_2-z_1 mass gaps. The thermal neutralino abundance can match the measured dark matter density in contrast to models with a higgsino-like LSP where WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) are underproduced by factors of 10-15. If instead M_2<~ \\mu, then one o...

  13. Nanowires and Nanostructures That Grow Like Polymer Molecules

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    Shaw, Santosh [Iowa State University; Cademartiri, Ludovico [Ames Laboratory

    2013-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Unique properties (e.g., rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, folding, reptation) determine the utility of polymer molecules and derive from their morphology (i.e., one-dimensional connectivity and large aspect ratios) and flexibility. Crystals do not display similar properties because they have smaller aspect ratios, they are rigid, and they are often too large and heavy to be colloidally stable. We argue, with the support of recent experimental studies, that these limitations are not fundamental and that they might be overcome by growth processes that mimic polymerization. Furthermore, we (i) discuss the similarities between crystallization and polymerization, (ii) critically review the existing experimental evidence of polymer-like growth kinetic and behavior in crystals and nanostructures, and (iii) propose heuristic guidelines for the synthesis of “polymer-like” crystals and assemblies. Understanding these anisotropic materials at the boundary between molecules and solids will determine whether we can confer the unique properties of polymer molecules to crystals, expanding them with topology, dynamics, and information and not just tuning them with size.

  14. Cosmological problems with multiple axion-like fields

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    Mack, Katherine J. [Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Steinhardt, Paul J., E-mail: mack@ast.cam.ac.uk, E-mail: steinh@princeton.edu [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States)

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Incorporating the QCD axion and simultaneously satisfying current constraints on the dark matter density and isocurvature fluctuations requires non-minimal fine-tuning of inflationary parameters or the axion misalignment angle (or both) for Peccei-Quinn symmetry-breaking scales f{sub a} > 10{sup 12} GeV. To gauge the degree of tuning in models with many axion-like fields at similar symmetry-breaking scales and masses, as may occur in string theoretic models that include a QCD axion, we introduce a figure of merit F that measures the fractional volume of allowed parameter space: the product of the slow roll parameter ? and each of the axion misalignment angles, ?{sub 0}. For a single axion, F?<10{sup ?11} is needed to avoid conflict with observations. We show that the fine tuning of F becomes exponentially more extreme in the case of numerous axion-like fields. Anthropic arguments are insufficient to explain the fine tuning because the bulk of the anthropically allowed parameter space is observationally ruled out by limits on the cosmic microwave background isocurvature modes. Therefore, this tuning presents a challenge to the compatibility of string-theoretic models with light axions and inflationary cosmology.

  15. Starobinsky-like inflation induced by f(T) gravity

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    W. El Hanafy; G. L. Nashed

    2014-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a single fluid component in a flat like universe governed by $f(T)$ gravity theories. The flat like universe does not imply a vanishing sectional curvature $k$, but assuming a vanishing of the coefficient of $k$ in the modified Friedmann equations. This enables us to extract a compatible pair of a scale factor $a(t)$ and an inverse power series $f(T)$. The Equation of State (EoS) evolves similarly in all models $k=0, \\pm 1$. In large Hubble ($H$)-spacetime the theory is consistent with the inflationary universe scenario and respects the conservation principle. We study the case when the teleparallel torsion is made of a single scalar field. The theory produces Starobinsky model naturally at its zeroth order without using a conformal transformation. Higher order solutions continuously interpolate between Starobinsky and quadratic inflation models. The slow-roll analysis shows double solutions so that for a single value of the spectral index $n_{s}$ the theory can predict double tensor-to-scalar ratios $r$ of Planck and BICEP2 data.

  16. What Fraction of Sun-like Stars have Planets?

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    Lineweaver, C H; Lineweaver, Charles H.; Grether, Daniel

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The radial velocities of ~1750 nearby Sun-like stars are currently being monitored by eight high-sensitivity Doppler exoplanet surveys. Approximately 90 of these stars have been found to host exoplanets massive enough to be detectable. Thus at least ~5% of target stars possess planets. If we limit our analysis to target stars that have been monitored the longest (~15 years), ~11% possess planets. If we limit our analysis to stars monitored the longest and whose low surface activity allow the most precise velocity measurements, ~25% possess planets. By identifying trends of the exoplanet mass and period distributions in a sub-sample of exoplanets less-biased by selection effects, and linearly extrapolating these trends into regions of parameter space that have not yet been completely sampled, we find at least ~9% of Sun-like stars have planets in the mass and orbital period ranges Msin(i) > 0.3 M_Jupiter and P 0.1 M_Jupiter and P < 60 years. Even this larger area of the mass-period plane is less than 20% o...

  17. The role of dynamics on the habitability of an Earth-like planet

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    Pilat-Lohinger, E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    From the numerous detected planets outside the Solar system, no terrestrial planet comparable to our Earth has been discovered so far. The search for an Exo-Earth is certainly a big challenge which may require the detections of planetary systems resembling our Solar system in order to find life like on Earth. However, even if we find Solar system analogues, it is not certain that a planet in Earth position will have similar circumstances as those of Earth. Small changes in the architecture of the giant planets can lead to orbital perturbations which may change the conditions of habitability for a terrestrial planet in the habitable zone (HZ). We present a numerical investigation where we first study the motion of test-planets in a particular Jupiter-Saturn configuration for which we can expect strong gravitational perturbations on the motion at Earth position according to a previous work. In this study, we show that these strong perturbations can be reduced significantly by the neighboring planets of Earth. I...

  18. Alignment of He-Like and H-Like P-States of 48-Mev Foil Excited mg Ions 

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    Palinkas, J.; Pedrazzini, G. J.; Church, David A.; Kenefick, R. A.; Fulton, C. A.; Watson, R. L.; Wang, D. W.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW A VOLUME 31, NUMBER 2 FEBRUARY 1985 Alignment of He- and H-like P states of 48-MeV foil-excited Mg ions J. Palinkas and G. J. Pedrazzini Cyclotron Institute, Texas Ac%M University, College Station, Texas 77843 D. A. Church and R... with known polarization, and it should be noted that synchrotron radiation presents interesting and useful possibilities in this regard. The determination of the reflectivity for unpolarized radiation is somewhat easier in the sense that it does...

  19. Challenges In Embedded System

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    Hu, Fei

    there is a collection of small CPUs in an embedded system Embedded/CPS survivability presents unique problems · Not everything will look like a smaller version of desktops · Combining desktop & embedded technology beyond seat for per-driver customization CPU CPU CPU CPU #12;8 But, Is Security An Issue For CPS? YES

  20. Formation of Earth-like Planets During and After Giant Planet Migration

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    Avi M. Mandell; Sean N. Raymond; Steinn Sigurdsson

    2007-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Close-in giant planets are thought to have formed in the cold outer regions of planetary systems and migrated inward, passing through the orbital parameter space occupied by the terrestrial planets in our own Solar System. We present dynamical simulations of the effects of a migrating giant planet on a disk of protoplanetary material and the subsequent evolution of the planetary system. We numerically investigate the dynamics of post-migration planetary systems over 200 million years using models with a single migrating giant planet, one migrating and one non-migrating giant planet, and excluding the effects of a gas disk. Material that is shepherded in front of the migrating giant planet by moving mean motion resonances accretes into "hot Earths", but survival of these bodies is strongly dependent on dynamical damping. Furthermore, a significant amount of material scattered outward by the giant planet survives in highly excited orbits; the orbits of these scattered bodies are then damped by gas drag and dynamical friction over the remaining accretion time. In all simulations Earth-mass planets accrete on approximately 100 Myr timescales, often with orbits in the Habitable Zone. These planets range in mass and water content, with both quantities increasing with the presence of a gas disk and decreasing with the presence of an outer giant planet. We use scaling arguments and previous results to derive a simple recipe that constrains which giant planet systems are able to form and harbor Earth-like planets in the Habitable Zone, demonstrating that roughly one third of the known planetary systems are potentially habitable.

  1. Methods for Estimation and Control of Linear Systems Driven by Cauchy Noises

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    Fernandez, Javier Huerta

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    prediction optimal control for a scalar linear system withPrediction Optimal Control for a Scalar Linear System withsystems in modern stochastic optimal control, algorithms like the linear

  2. Studies of Charmonium-Like States at BaBar

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    Mokhtar, Arafat Gabareen; /SLAC

    2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Several charmonium-like states above D{bar D} threshold have been discovered at the Belle and BABAR B-factories. Some of these states are produced via Initial State Radiation (e.g. Y(4260) and Y(4350)), and some are observed in B-meson decays (e.g. X(3872), and Y(3940)). The Belle observations of the enhancements in the {Psi}(2S){pi}{sup -} and {chi}{sub cl}{pi}{sup -}, i.e. the Z(4430){sup -}, Z{sub 1}(4050){sup -}, and Z{sub 2}(4250){sup -}, have generated a great deal of interest, because such states must have minimum quark content (c{bar c}d{bar u}), i.e. these are four-quark states. The BABAR Collaboration does not confirm the existence of the Z(4430){sup -}.

  3. Optically transparent, scratch-resistant, diamond-like carbon coatings

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    He, Xiao-Ming; Lee, Deok-Hyung; Nastasi, Michael A.; Walter, Kevin C.; Tuszewski, Michel G.

    2003-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    A plasma-based method for the deposition of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings is described. The process uses a radio-frequency inductively coupled discharge to generate a plasma at relatively low gas pressures. The deposition process is environmentally friendly and scaleable to large areas, and components that have geometrically complicated surfaces can be processed. The method has been used to deposit adherent 100-400 nm thick DLC coatings on metals, glass, and polymers. These coatings are between three and four times harder than steel and are therefore scratch resistant, and transparent to visible light. Boron and silicon doping of the DLC coatings have produced coatings having improved optical properties and lower coating stress levels, but with slightly lower hardness.

  4. Temperature of projectile like fragments in heavy ion collisions

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    Gupta, S Das; Chaudhuri, G

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A model in which a projectile like fragment can be simply regarded as a remnant after removal of some part of the projectile leads to an excited fragment. This excitation energy can be calculated with a Hamiltonian that gives correct nuclear matter binding, compressibility and density distribution in finite nuclei. In heavy ion collisions the model produces a dependence of excitation energy on impact parameter which appears to be correct but the magnitude of the excitation energy falls short. It is argued that dynamic effects left out in the model will increase this magnitude. The model can be directly extended to include dynamics but at the expense of increased computation. For many calculations for observables, a temperature is an easier tool to use rather than an excitation energy. Hence temperature dependences on impact parameter in heavy ion collisions are displayed.

  5. Temperature of projectile like fragments in heavy ion collisions

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    S. Das Gupta; S. Mallik; G. Chaudhuri

    2013-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A model in which a projectile like fragment can be simply regarded as a remnant after removal of some part of the projectile leads to an excited fragment. This excitation energy can be calculated with a Hamiltonian that gives correct nuclear matter binding, compressibility and density distribution in finite nuclei. In heavy ion collisions the model produces a dependence of excitation energy on impact parameter which appears to be correct but the magnitude of the excitation energy falls short. It is argued that dynamic effects left out in the model will increase this magnitude. The model can be directly extended to include dynamics but at the expense of increased computation. For many calculations for observables, a temperature is an easier tool to use rather than an excitation energy. Hence temperature dependences on impact parameter in heavy ion collisions are displayed.

  6. Exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, reduces intimal thickening after vascular injury

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    Goto, Hiromasa [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan)] [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Nomiyama, Takashi, E-mail: tnomiyama@fukuoka-u.ac.jp [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan)] [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Mita, Tomoya; Yasunari, Eisuke; Azuma, Kosuke; Komiya, Koji; Arakawa, Masayuki; Jin, Wen Long; Kanazawa, Akio [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan)] [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Kawamori, Ryuzo [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan) [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Sportology Center, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Center for Therapeutic Innovations in Diabetes, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Center for Beta Cell Biology and Regeneration, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Fujitani, Yoshio; Hirose, Takahisa [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan) [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Center for Therapeutic Innovations in Diabetes, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Watada, Hirotaka, E-mail: hwatada@juntendo.ac.jp [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan) [Department of Medicine, Metabolism and Endocrinology, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan); Sportology Center, Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421 (Japan)

    2011-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Research highlights: {yields} Exendin-4 reduces neointimal formation after vascular injury in a mouse model. {yields} Exendin-4 dose not alter metabolic parameters in non-diabetic, non-obese mouse model. {yields} Exendin-4 reduces PDGF-induced cell proliferation in cultured SMCs. {yields} Exendin-4 may reduces neointimal formation after vascular injury at least in part through its direct action on SMCs. -- Abstract: Glucagon-like peptide-1 is a hormone secreted by L cells of the small intestine and stimulates glucose-dependent insulin response. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists such as exendin-4 are currently used in type 2 diabetes, and considered to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. To further elucidate the effect of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists on cardiovascular diseases, we investigated the effects of exendin-4 on intimal thickening after endothelial injury. Under continuous infusion of exendin-4 at 24 nmol/kg/day, C57BL/6 mice were subjected to endothelial denudation injury of the femoral artery. Treatment of mice with exendin-4 reduced neointimal formation at 4 weeks after arterial injury without altering body weight or various metabolic parameters. In addition, in vitro studies of isolated murine, rat and human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells showed the expression of GLP-1 receptor. The addition of 10 nM exendin-4 to cultured smooth muscle cells significantly reduced their proliferation induced by platelet-derived growth factor. Our results suggested that exendin-4 reduced intimal thickening after vascular injury at least in part by the suppression of platelet-derived growth factor-induced smooth muscle cells proliferation.

  7. Embedding Complex Embedded Systems in Ethernetbased Networks

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    on the interconnection of multiple embedded systems, which can be as complex as a modern MPSoC in a larger Ethernetbased of Ethernet equipment and the requirement to exercise remote control over all kinds of embedded systems, single systems have to exchange information like process variables, system states, or control signals

  8. Design, manufacture and initial operation of the beryllium components of the JET ITER-like wall

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    Riccardo, V; Matthews, G F; Nunes, I; Thompson, V; Villedieu, E; Contributors, JET EFDA

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of the JET ITER-like Wall Project was to provide JET with the plasma facing material combination now selected for the DT phase of ITER (bulk beryllium main chamber limiters and a full tungsten divertor) and, in conjunction with the upgraded neutral beam heating system, to achieve ITER relevant conditions. The design of the bulk Be plasma facing components had to be compatible with increased heating power and pulse length, as well as to reuse the existing tile supports originally designed to cope with disruption loads from carbon based tiles and be installed by remote handling. Risk reduction measures (prototypes, jigs, etc) were implemented to maximize efficiency during the shutdown. However, a large number of clashes with existing components not fully captured by the configuration model occurred. Restarting the plasma on the ITER-like Wall proved much easier than for the carbon wall and no deconditioning by disruptions was observed. Disruptions have been more threatening than expected due to the redu...

  9. Free Energy Landscape of Protein-like Chains with Discontinuous Potentials

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    Hanif Bayat Movahed; Ramses van Zon; Jeremy Schofield

    2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    In this article the configurational space of two simple protein models consisting of polymers composed of a periodic sequence of four different kinds of monomers is studied as a function of temperature. In the protein models, hydrogen bond interactions, electrostatic repulsion, and covalent bond vibrations are modeled by discontinuous step, shoulder and square-well potentials, respectively. The protein-like chains exhibit a secondary alpha helix structure in their folded states at low temperatures, and allow a natural definition of a configuration by considering which beads are bonded. Free energies and entropies of configurations are computed using the parallel tempering method in combination with hybrid Monte Carlo sampling of the canonical ensemble of the discontinuous potential system. The probability of observing the most common configuration is used to analyze the nature of the free energy landscape, and it is found that the model with the least number of possible bonds exhibits a funnel-like free energy landscape at low enough temperature for chains with fewer than 30 beads. For longer proteins, the landscape consists of several minima, where the configuration with the lowest free energy changes significantly by lowering the temperature and the probability of observing the most common configuration never approaches one due to the degeneracy of the lowest accessible potential energy.

  10. Habitability and Multistability in Earth-like Planets

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    Lucarini, Valerio; Boschi, Robert; Kirk, Edilbert; Iro, Nicolas

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the potential multistability of the climate for a planet around the habitable zone. We focus on conditions reminiscent to those of the Earth system, but our investigation aims at presenting a general methodology for dealing with exoplanets. We provide a thorough analysis of the non-equilibrium thermodynamical properties of the climate system and explore, using a a flexible climate model, how such properties depend on the energy input of the parent star, on the infrared atmospheric opacity, and on the rotation rate. It is possible to reproduce the multi-stability properties reminiscent of the paleoclimatologically relevant snowball (SB) - warm (W) conditions. We then study the thermodynamics of the W and SB states, clarifying the role of the hydrological cycle in shaping the irreversibility and the efficiency of the W states, and emphasizing the extreme diversity of the SB states, where dry conditions are realized. Thermodynamics provides the clue for studying the tipping points of the system and le...

  11. Detecting Sound-Wave-Like Surface Brightness Ripples in Cluster Cores

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    J. Graham; A. C. Fabian; J. S. Sanders

    2008-08-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the observational requirements for the detection of sound-wave-like features in galaxy cluster cores. We calculate the effect of projection on the observed wave amplitude, and find that the projection factor depends only weakly on the underlying cluster properties but strongly on the wavelength of the sound waves, with the observed amplitude being reduced by a factor ~5 for 5 kpc waves but only by a factor ~ 2 for 25 kpc waves. We go on to estimate the time needed to detect ripples similar to those previously detected in the Perseus cluster in other clusters. We find that the detection time scales most strongly with the flux of the cluster and the amplitude of the ripples. By connecting the ripple amplitude to the heating power in the system, we estimate detection times for a selection of local clusters and find that several may have ripples detected with ~1Ms Chandra time.

  12. The eta transition form factor from space- and time-like experimental data

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    Escribano, R; Sanchez-Puertas, P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The $\\eta$ transition form factor is analysed for the first time in both space- and time-like regions at low and intermediate energies in a model-independent approach through the use of rational approximants. The $\\eta\\rightarrow e^+e^-\\gamma$ experimental data provided by the A2 Collaboration in the very low energy region of the dilelectron invariant mass distribution allows for the extraction of the most precise up-to-date slope and curvature parameters of the form factors as well as their values at zero and infinity. The impact of these new results on the mixing parameters of the $\\eta$-$\\eta^\\prime$ system, together with the role played by renormalisation dependent effects, and on the determination of the $VP\\gamma$ couplings from $V\\to P\\gamma$ and $P\\to V\\gamma$ radiative decays are also discussed.

  13. Differential-like Chosen Cipher Attack on A Spatiotemporally Chaotic Cryptosystem

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    Jiantao Zhou; Wenjiang Pei; Jie Huang; Aiguo Song; Zhenya He

    2005-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The combinative applications of one-way coupled map lattice (OCML) and some simple algebraic operations have demonstrated to be able to construct the best known chaotic cryptosystem with high practical security, fast encryption speed, and excellent robustness against channel noise. In this paper, we propose a differential-like chosen cipher attack to break the prototypical system cooperating with INT and MOD operations. This cryptographic method exploits the weakness that the high-dimensional cryptosystem degenerates to be one-dimensional under constant driving, therefore, is no more sensitive to the slight perturbation on the driving after convergence. The experimental results show that this method can successfully extract the key within just hundreds of iterations. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time to present successful cryptanalysis on such a cryptosystem. we also make some suggestions to improve the security in future versions.

  14. Binding energy for hydrogen-like atoms in the Nelson model without cutoffs

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    Christian Hainzl; Masao Hirokawa; Herbert Spohn

    2003-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In the Nelson model particles interact through a scalar massless field. For hydrogen-like atoms there is a nucleus of infinite mass and charge $Ze$, $Z > 0$, fixed at the origin and an electron of mass $m$ and charge $e$. This system forms a bound state with binding energy $E_{\\rm bin} = me^4Z^2/2$ to leading order in $e$. We investigate the radiative corrections to the binding energy and prove upper and lower bounds which imply that $ E_{\\rm bin} = me^4 Z^2/2 + c_0 e^6 + \\Ow(e^7 \\ln e)$ with explicit coefficient $c_0$ and independent of the ultraviolet cutoff. $c_0$ can be computed by perturbation theory, which however is only formal since for the Nelson Hamiltonian the smallest eigenvalue sits exactly at the bottom of the continuous spectrum.

  15. The effect of stellar feedback on a Milky Way-like galaxy and its gaseous halo

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    Marasco, Antonino; Fraternali, Filippo; van der Hulst, Thijs; Wadsley, James; Quinn, Thomas; Roškar, Rok

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the study of a set of N-body+SPH simulations of a Milky Way-like system produced by the radiative cooling of hot gas embedded in a dark matter halo. The galaxy and its gaseous halo evolve for 10 Gyr in isolation, which allows us to study how internal processes affect the evolution of the system. We show how the morphology, the kinematics and the evolution of the galaxy are affected by the input supernova feedback energy E$_{\\rm SN}$, and we compare its properties with those of the Milky Way. Different values of E$_{\\rm SN}$ do not significantly affect the star formation history of the system, but the disc of cold gas gets thicker and more turbulent as feedback increases. Our main result is that, for the highest value of E$_{\\rm SN}$ considered, the galaxy shows a prominent layer of extra-planar cold (log(T)<4.3) gas extended up to a few kpc above the disc at column densities of $10^{19}$ cm$^{-2}$. The kinematics of this material is in agreement with that inferred for the HI halos of our Galaxy ...

  16. Modeling the surface temperature of Earth-like planets

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    Vladilo, G; Murante, G; Filippi, L; Provenzale, A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a novel Earth-like planet surface temperature model (ESTM) for habitability studies based on the spatial-temporal distribution of planetary surface temperatures. The ESTM adopts a surface Energy Balance Model complemented by: radiative-convective atmospheric column calculations, a set of physically-based parameterizations of meridional transport, and descriptions of surface and cloud properties more refined than in standard EBMs. The parameterization is valid for rotating terrestrial planets with shallow atmospheres and moderate values of axis obliquity (epsilon >= 45^o). Comparison with a 3D model of atmospheric dynamics from the literature shows that the equator-to-pole temperature differences predicted by the two models agree within ~5K when the rotation rate, insolation, surface pressure and planet radius are varied in the intervals 0.5 <= Omega/Omega_o <= 2, 0.75 <= S/S_o <= 1.25, 0.3 <= p/(1 bar) <= 10, and 0.5 <= R/R_o <= 2, respectively. The ESTM has an extremely l...

  17. Wavelet Analysis on Detecting Pulse-Like Earthquakes

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    Bosi, Anna; Mariano, Paolo Maria [DICeA, Univesrity of Florence, via Santa Marta 3, I-50139 Firenze (Italy); Mollaioli, Fabrizio [Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza' Via Gramsci 53, 00197 Roma (Italy)

    2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A quantitative approach for identifying pulse-like ground motions is proposed herein. It is based on the use of the wavelet transform which has the peculiarity to detect sudden jumps in time histories by separating the contributions of different levels of frequency. Moreover, it has the advantage of low computational cost. Three different wavelet-based signal processing procedures are considered here in order to detect large pulses in near-fault ground motions. The first one is based on the direct decomposition of velocity time histories in frequency level and has been exploited elsewhere in the scientific literature. The other two are introduced here and take into account energy and power spectra. It is shown that wavelet analysis of the energy allows one to put in evidence even pulses that can be hardly recognized in the analysis of velocity time-histories. The proposed procedure permits also to distinguish the various energy contributions in different frequency ranges. By analyzing the wavelet coefficients, in fact, it is possible to verify if the mechanical energy release rate associated with a certain earthquake is due to a few severe events or to a series of 'small' events. It is also possible to evidence the frequency contents of a specific pulse (let say the one with highest amount of energy and corresponding power), isolating its analysis from the rest of the ground motion.

  18. Lithium abundance in a sample of solar-like stars

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    López-Valdivia, R; Bertone, E; Chávez, M; de Miera, F Cruz-Saenz; Amazo-Gómez, E M

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the determination of the lithium abundance [A(Li)] of 52 solar-like stars. For 41 objects the A(Li) here presented corresponds to the first measurement. We have measured the equivalent widths of the 6708\\AA\\ lithium feature in high-resolution spectroscopic images ($R \\sim 80\\,000$), obtained at the Observatorio Astrof\\'isico Guillermo Haro (Sonora, Mexico), as part of the first scientific observations of the revitalized Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) Echelle Spectrograph, now known as the Cananea High-resolution Spectrograph (CanHiS). Lithium abundances were derived with the Fortran code MOOG, using as fundamental input a set of atmospheric parameters recently obtained by our group. With the help of an additional small sample with previous A(Li) determinations, we demonstrate that our lithium abundances are in agreement, to within uncertainties, with other works. Two target objects stand out from the rest of the sample. The star BD+47 3218 ($T_{\\rm eff}$ = 6050$\\pm$52 K, A(Li) = 1.86$\\pm$ 0...

  19. DailyTech -New Technique Uses Nanoparticles with Honeycomb-like Compartments to Attack Cancer Cells http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=21426[5/2/2011 12:01:56 PM

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    Brinker, C. Jeffrey

    DailyTech - New Technique Uses Nanoparticles with Honeycomb-like Compartments to Attack Cancer New Technique Uses Nanoparticles with Honeycomb- like Compartments to Attack Cancer Cells Tiffany they are released into the system to attack cancer cells, but end up attacking healthy cells as well since they have

  20. ccsd-00083161,version2-11Sep2006 MIXING ANGLES AND NON-DEGENERATE COUPLED SYSTEMS OF PARTICLES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    to the Higgs boson are not flavor-diagonal, massive fermions in the standard model form coupled systems (like

  1. Avalanche-like fluidization of an attractive dispersion

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    Aika Kurokawa; Valérie Vidal; Kei Kurita; Thibaut Divoux; Sébastien Manneville

    2015-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the transient dynamics of an attractive silica dispersion that displays strong physical aging. Extensive rheology coupled to ultrasonic velocimetry allows us to characterize the global stress response together with the local dynamics of the gel during shear startup experiments. In practice, after being rejuvenated by a preshear, the dispersion is left to age during a time $t_w$ before being submitted to a constant shear rate $\\dot \\gamma$. We investigate in detail the effects of both $t_w$ and $\\dot \\gamma$ on the fluidization dynamics and build a complete phase diagram of the gel behavior. At large enough shear rates, the gel is fully fluidized and flows homogeneously independently of its age. Under lower shear rates, the strong interplay between aging and shear rejuvenation leads, together with wall slip, to a more complex phenomenology. The gel may either display transient shear banding towards complete fluidization, or steady-state shear banding. In the former case, we unravel that the progressive fluidization occurs by successive steps that appear as peaks on the global stress relaxation signal. Flow imaging reveals that the shear band grows up to complete fluidization of the material by sudden avalanche-like events that are correlated to large peaks in the slip velocity at the moving wall. In the case of steady-state shear banding, we recover the classical scenario involving a critical shear rate $ \\dot \\gamma_c$ below which no homogeneous steady flow is possible. We show here that $\\dot \\gamma_c$ displays a nonlinear behavior with $t_w$. Our work paves the way for a thorough description of transient flows of weak attractive gels, and highlights the subtle interplay between shear, wall slip and aging that constitutes a major challenge in terms of modeling that has yet not been met.

  2. Electrons Move Like Light in Three-Dimensional Solid | U.S. DOE...

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    Electrons Move Like Light in Three-Dimensional Solid Tracking electronic motion in a graphene-like bulk material shows fast electrons in all dimensions. Print Text Size: A A A...

  3. SciTech Connect: A Distinct MaoC-like Enoyl-CoA Hydratase Architecture...

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    A Distinct MaoC-like Enoyl-CoA Hydratase Architecture Mediates Cholesterol Catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Citation Details In-Document Search Title: A Distinct MaoC-like...

  4. Automatic deployment of autonomous cars in a robotic urban-like environment (RULE)

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    Itani, Sara T.

    We present a computational framework and experimental setup for deployment of autonomous cars in a miniature Robotic Urban-Like Environment (RULE). The specifications are given in rich, human-like language as temporal logic ...

  5. GammeV: Fermilab axion-like particle photon regeneration results

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    Wester, William; /Fermilab

    2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    GammeV is an axion-like particle photon regeneration experiment conducted at Fermilab that employs the light shining through a wall technique. They obtain limits on the coupling of a photon to an axion-like particle that extend previous limits for both scalar and pseudoscalar axion-like particles in the milli-eV mass range. They are able to exclude the axion-like particle interpretation of the anomalous PVLAS 2006 result by more than 5 standard deviations.

  6. Blue Munk: Towards an Analysis of Causatives and the Like in Chinuk Wawa

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    Larsen, Thomas W

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    BLUE MUNK: TOWARDS AN ANALYSIS OF CAUSATIVES AND THE LIKE INpoetry songs Tom Larsen Blue munk: Towards an alanysis of

  7. ASSESSING POWER PLANT COOLING WATER INTAKE SYSTEM

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    ASSESSING POWER PLANT COOLING WATER INTAKE SYSTEM ENTRAINMENT IMPACTS Prepared For: California be obvious that large studies like these require the coordinated work of many people. We would first like from the Duke Energy South Bay and Morro Bay power plants and the PG&E Diablo Canyon Power Plant

  8. Radiation delivery system and method

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    Sorensen, Scott A. (Overland Park, KS); Robison, Thomas W. (Los Alamos, NM); Taylor, Craig M. V. (Jemez Springs, NM)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A radiation delivery system and method are described. The system includes a treatment configuration such as a stent, balloon catheter, wire, ribbon, or the like, a portion of which is covered with a gold layer. Chemisorbed to the gold layer is a radiation-emitting self-assembled monolayer or a radiation-emitting polymer. The radiation delivery system is compatible with medical catheter-based technologies to provide a therapeutic dose of radiation to a lesion following an angioplasty procedure.

  9. Science opportunities at high power accelerators like APT

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    Browne, J.C.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents applications of high power RF proton linear accelerators to several fields. Radioisotope production is an area in which linacs have already provided new isotopes for use in medical and industrial applications. A new type of spallation neutron source, called a long-pulse spallation source (LPSS), is discussed for application to neutron scattering and to the production and use of ultra-cold neutrons (UCN). The concept of an accelerator-driven, transmutation of nuclear waste system, based on high power RF linac technology, is presented along with its impact on spent nuclear fuels.

  10. States with NEPA-like Environmental Planning Requirements | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742 33Frequently AskedEnergyIssues DOE's NuclearSpurring SolarSystem,Department of

  11. Fractal-like tree networks reducing the thermal conductivity Boming Yu1,

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    Li, Baowen

    Fractal-like tree networks reducing the thermal conductivity Boming Yu1, * and Baowen Li1,2 1 conductivity of composites with embedded self-similar H-shaped fractal-like tree networks is studied that the thermal conductivity of the H-shaped fractal-like tree networks does not obey Murray's law. The present

  12. Electromagnetism-like Mechanism with Force Decay Rate Great Deluge for the Course Timetabling Problem

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    McCollum, Barry

    Electromagnetism-like Mechanism with Force Decay Rate Great Deluge for the Course Timetabling called Electromagnetism-like mechanism with force decay rate great deluge algorithm for university course on these benchmark problems. Keywords: Electromagnetism-like mechanism, force decay rate great deluge, course

  13. Rubber-like Exaggeration for Character Animation Ji-yong Kwon

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    Lee, In-Kwon

    Rubber-like Exaggeration for Character Animation Ji-yong Kwon Yonsei University Seoul, Korea mage cartoon-style animation directly. We emulate the rubber-like exaggerations com- mon in traditional extend this technique to obtain smooth, rubber-like mo- tion by dividing the original links into shorter

  14. Ratchet-like motion of a shaken drop Xavier Noblin, Richard Kofman, and Franck Celestini

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Ratchet-like motion of a shaken drop Xavier Noblin, Richard Kofman, and Franck Celestini the underlying mechanism leading to this ratchet-like motion of the drop. Our model includes the particular case do not provide the ratchet- like asymmetry necessary to induce a net drop displace- ment. Brunet et

  15. Edinburgh Research Explorer Plasmodium falciparum-like parasites infecting wild apes in

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    Hall, Christopher

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Plasmodium falciparum-like parasites infecting wild apes in southern, Peeters, M, Sharp, PM, Bushman, FD & Hahn, BH 2013, 'Plasmodium falciparum-like parasites infecting wild claim. Download date: 28. Jun. 2014 #12;Plasmodium falciparum-like parasites infecting wild apes

  16. Operation and coupling of LH waves with the ITER-like wall at JET

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    Kirov, K K; Ekedahl, A; Petrzilka, V; Arnoux, G; Baranov, Yu; Brix, M; Goniche, M; Jachmich, S; Mayoral, M-L; Ongena, J; Rimini, F; Stamp, M; Contributors, JET EFDA

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper important aspects of Lower Hybrid (LH) operation with the ITER Like Wall (ILW) [1] at JET are reported. Impurity release during LH operation was investigated and it was found that there is no significant Be increase with LH power. Concentration of W was analysed in more detail and it was concluded that LH contributes negligibly to its increase. No cases of W accumulation in LH-only heating experiments were observed so far. LH wave coupling was studied and optimised to achieve the level of system performance similar to before ILW installation. Measurements by Li-beam were used to study systematic dependencies of the SOL density on the gas injection rate from a dedicated gas introduction module and the LH power and launcher position. Experimental results are supported by SOL transport modelling. Observations of arcs in front of the LH launcher and hotspots on magnetically connected sections of the vessel are reported. Overall, a relatively troublefree operation of the LH system up to 2.5MW of coup...

  17. Integrated substation looks like one RTU to dispatchers

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    Koch, W.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Traditionally, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (Scada) use a master/slave arrangement. The master Scada computer polls individual circuit devices for information, or the devices may report (by exception) to the computer. The substation engineering department of Portland General Electric Co (PCE) is now pioneering a new arrangement in which all devices in a substation communicate with each other and a local computer over a data bus. A single communications line connects the Scada master to the same bus for control and/or monitoring. The new approach is known as a substation integration system (SIS). Thus, for a lower initial cost, substation integration: eliminates the need for redundant equipment - such as panel meters, annunciators, transducers, sequence-of-event recorders, auxiliary tripping relays. Scada RTU, control, and transfer switches; reduces control house size by 25% by reducing wiring and using panel space more efficiently; provides a standardized user interface for easy data access, both locally and remotely; is flexible and expandable because of its modularity and use of non-proprietary hardware and software; improves operability, maintainability and reliability through immediate access to key data; and, reduces overall life-cycle costs by reducing travel and outage time through remote access to substation information. 5 figs.

  18. Turtles All The Way Down: A Clean-Slate, Ground-Up, First-Principles Approach to Secure Systems

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    Peisert, Sean; Talbot, Ed; Bishop, Matt

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    are critical systems, and many operate in a SCADA fashion.Like any other SCADA system, they can be compromised at the

  19. Path Integral Molecular Dynamics within the Grand Canonical-like Adaptive Resolution Technique: Quantum-Classical Simulation of Liquid Water

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    Agarwal, Animesh

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum effects due to the spatial delocalization of light atoms are treated in molecular simulation via the path integral technique. Among several methods, Path Integral (PI) Molecular Dynamics (MD) is nowadays a powerful tool to investigate properties induced by spatial delocalization of atoms; however computationally this technique is very demanding. The abovementioned limitation implies the restriction of PIMD applications to relatively small systems and short time scales. One possible solution to overcome size and time limitation is to introduce PIMD algorithms into the Adaptive Resolution Simulation Scheme (AdResS). AdResS requires a relatively small region treated at path integral level and embeds it into a large molecular reservoir consisting of generic spherical coarse grained molecules. It was previously shown that the realization of the idea above, at a simple level, produced reasonable results for toy systems or simple/test systems like liquid parahydrogen. Encouraged by previous results, in this ...

  20. Scaling for the Lorentz force: particle orbits Just like we did for the generalized Ohm's law, we can scale the Lorentz

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    Brown, Michael R.

    Scaling for the Lorentz force: particle orbits Just like we did for the generalized Ohm's law, we can scale the Lorentz force law to see what the "natural scaling" of the equations are. A problem it easier to compare different systems (say SSX with ion orbits of cm and the solar wind with ion orbits

  1. Integrating automobile multiple intelligent warning systems : performance and policy implications

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    Ho, Angela Wei Ling

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Intelligent driver warning systems can be found in many high-end vehicles on the road today, which will likely rapidly increase as they become standard equipment. However, introducing multiple warning systems into vehicles ...

  2. Cleavage-like fracture of austenite in duplex stainless steel

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    Foct, J. (Univ. de Lille (France)); Akdut, N. (Inst. fuer Metallkunde und Metallphysik, Aachen (Germany))

    1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Nitrogen alloying of stainless steel has proved to be extremely successful for mechanical and corrosion properties. For duplex stainless steel, which appears to be very promising for industrial application, the beneficial influence of nitrogen has also been established for contents of about 0.2 wt-%. Duplex structures are found in many alloys and systems as, for instance, in Cu- and Ti-alloys and in stainless steel. They all are characterized by a mixture of similar amounts of two phases whose plastic behaviors are different from one another. In the case of duplex stainless steel the matrix phase is usually ferrite. However, by increasing the nitrogen content and therefore the stability of austenite, it is shown in the present work that austenite can also become the matrix. Because the partition coefficient of nitrogen between [alpha] and [gamma] is large, it is also possible to harden the [gamma] phase more than [alpha]. The question this paper attempts to answer is whether or not nitrogen alloying can exchange the roles of the [alpha] and the [gamma] phases with respect to mechanical properties.

  3. Survey of vector-like fermion extensions of the Standard Model and their phenomenological implications

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    Ellis, Sebastian A R; Gopalakrishna, Shrihari; Wells, James D

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With the renewed interest in vector-like fermion extensions of the Standard Model, we present here a study of multiple vector-like theories and their phenomenological implications. Our focus is mostly on minimal flavor conserving theories that couple the vector-like fermions to the SM gauge fields and mix only weakly with SM fermions so as to avoid flavor problems. We present calculations for precision electroweak and vector-like state decays, which are needed to investigate compatibility with currently known data. We investigate the impact of vector-like fermions on Higgs boson production and decay, including loop contributions, in a wide variety of vector-like extensions and their parameter spaces.

  4. 2.141 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems, Fall 2002

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    Hogan, Neville John

    Mathematical modeling of complex engineering systems at a level of detail compatible with the design and implementation of modern control systems. Wave-like and diffusive energy transmission systems. Multiport energy storing ...

  5. Maximum Power Point Tracking Control for Photovoltaic System Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Maximum Power Point Tracking Control for Photovoltaic System Using Adaptive Neuro- Fuzzy "ANFIS energy demand. The mathematical modeling and simulation of the photovoltaic system is implemented) like ANFIS. This paper presents Maximum Power Point Tracking Control for Photovoltaic System Using

  6. Business Process Modeling for developing Process Oriented IT Systems Track: Business Process Management Tools and Technologies

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Business Process Modeling for developing Process Oriented IT Systems Track: Business Process should be like. Therefore, business process modeling becomes a pre-requisite for system requirements, the paradigm of Business Process Management contrasts with traditional information system development, which

  7. The GammeV suite of experimental searches for axion-like particles

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    Steffen, Jason H.; /Fermilab; Upadhye, Amol; /KICP, Chicago /Chicago U., EFI

    2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the design and results of the GammeV search for axion-like particles and for chameleon particles. We also discuss plans for an improved experiment to search for chameleon particles, one which is sensitive to both cosmological and power-law chameleon models. Plans for an improved axion-like particle search using coupled resonant cavities are also presented. This experiment will be more sensitive to axion-like particles than stellar astrophysical models or current helioscope experiments.

  8. Hydrodynamic interactions in metal rod-like particle suspensions due to induced charge electroosmosis

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    Rose, K A; Hoffman, B; Saintillan, D; Shaqfeh, E G; Santiago, J G

    2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theoretical and experimental study of the role of hydrodynamic interactions on the motion and dispersion of metal rod-like particles in the presence of an externally applied electric field. In these systems, the electric field polarizes the particles and induces an electroosmosis flow relative to the surface of each particle. The simulations include the effect of the gravitational body force, buoyancy, far-field hydrodynamic interactions, near-field lubrication forces, and electric field interactions. The particles in the simulations and experiments were observed to experience repeated pairing interactions in which they come together axially with their ends approaching each other, slide past one another until their centers approach, and then push apart. These interactions were confirmed in measurements of particle orientations and velocities, pair distribution functions, and net dispersion of the suspension. For large electric fields, the pair distribution functions show accumulation and depletion regions consistent with many pairing events. For particle concentrations of 1e8 particles/mL and higher, dispersion within the suspension dramatically increases with increased field strength.

  9. Prediction of buried mine-like target radar signatures using wideband electromagnetic modeling

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    Warrick, A.L.; Azevedo, S.G.; Mast, J.E.

    1998-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Current ground penetrating radars (GPR) have been tested for land mine detection, but they have generally been costly and have poor performance. Comprehensive modeling and experimentation must be done to predict the electromagnetic (EM) signatures of mines to access the effect of clutter on the EM signature of the mine, and to understand the merit and limitations of using radar for various mine detection scenarios. This modeling can provide a basis for advanced radar design and detection techniques leading to superior performance. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has developed a radar technology that when combined with comprehensive modeling and detection methodologies could be the basis of an advanced mine detection system. Micropower Impulse Radar (MIR) technology exhibits a combination of properties, including wideband operation, extremely low power consumption, extremely small size and low cost, array configurability, and noise encoded pulse generation. LLNL is in the process of developing an optimal processing algorithm to use with the MIR sensor. In this paper, we use classical numerical models to obtain the signature of mine-like targets and examine the effect of surface roughness on the reconstructed signals. These results are then qualitatively compared to experimental data.

  10. Dark energy and Chern-Simons like gravity from a dynamical four-form

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    Patrick Das Gupta

    2011-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the dynamics of a four-form field $\\tilde {w} $, treating it as a distinct physical degree of freedom, independent of the metric. The equations of motion are derived from an action which, besides having the standard Hilbert-Einstein term and the matter part, consists of a new action for $\\tilde {w} $. The evolution of $\\tilde {w} $ in a flat FRW universe is studied, and it is shown that the parameters of the theory admit solutions wherein it is possible to have an equation of state $p_\\phi \\approx -\\epsilon_\\phi $, so that it leads to an accelerating universe. We also put forward electromagnetic as well as gravitational `Chern-Simons' like terms that arise naturally in 4D, entailing a modified Einstein-Maxwell equation and an enlarged system of Einstein equation involving a Cotton tensor. We demonstrate that the scalar-density associated with $\\tilde {w} $ can be employed to construct a generalized exterior derivative that converts a p-form density to a (p+1)-form density of identical weight.

  11. Efficient protocols for deterministic secure quantum communication using GHZ-like states

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    Anindita Banerjee; Anirban Pathak

    2012-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Two protocols for deterministic secure quantum communication (DSQC) using GHZ-like states have been proposed. It is shown that one of these protocols can be modified to an equivalent but more efficient protocol of quantum secure direct communication (QSDC). Security and efficiency of the proposed protocols are analyzed in detail and are critically compared with the existing protocols. It is shown that the proposed protocols are highly efficient. It is also shown that all the physical systems where dense coding is possible can be used to design maximally efficient protocol of DSQC and QSDC. Further, it is shown that dense coding is sufficient but not essential for DSQC and QSDC protocols of the present kind. We have shown that there exist a large class of quantum state which can be used to design maximally efficient DSQC and QSDC protocols of the present kind. It is further, observed that maximally efficient QSDC protocols are more efficient than their DSQC counterparts. This additional efficiency arises at the cost of message transmission rate.

  12. Solar heating system

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    Schreyer, James M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dorsey, George F. (Concord, TN)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved solar heating system in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75.degree. to 180.degree. F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing and releasing heat for distribution.

  13. Improved solar heating systems

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    Schreyer, J.M.; Dorsey, G.F.

    1980-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    An improved solar heating system is described in which the incident radiation of the sun is absorbed on collector panels, transferred to a storage unit and then distributed as heat for a building and the like. The improvement is obtained by utilizing a storage unit comprising separate compartments containing an array of materials having different melting points ranging from 75 to 180/sup 0/F. The materials in the storage system are melted in accordance with the amount of heat absorbed from the sun and then transferred to the storage system. An efficient low volume storage system is provided by utilizing the latent heat of fusion of the materials as they change states in storing ad releasing heat for distribution.

  14. Library System Library System

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    Cinabro, David

    Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

  15. Sustainability E-Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Like "Office of

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Sustainability E-Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Like "Office of Environmental Policy" on FacebookDay..........................................................................................2 Campus Sustainability Day our Sustainability Coordinators......................................................6 Campus

  16. New sub-family of lysozyme-like proteins shows no catalytic activity...

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    modest sequence similarity to phage-like lysozyme (N-acetylmuramidase) but appears to lack essential catalytic residues that are strictly conserved in all lysozymes. Close...

  17. A Vitali-like Convergence Theorem For Generalized Analytic functions Sequence And Its Application

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    Mingchun Xu

    2015-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, the Vitali-like convergence theorem is established. As its application we complete the proof of the Riemann Hypothesis.

  18. Kaolin in the net-like horizon of laterite in Hubei, south China

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    Li, Zhaohui

    , halloysite, goethite and minor illite, whereas the white net-like veins contain mostly quartz, kaolinite, whereas yellow spots contain concentrations of kaolinite and goethite (Ambrosi & Nahon, 1986

  19. Toward a thermo-hydrodynamic like description of Schrodinger equation via the Madelung formulation and Fisher information

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    Eyal Heifetz; Eliahu Cohen

    2015-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We revisit the analogy suggested by Madelung between a non-relativistic time-dependent quantum particle, to a fluid system which is pseudo-barotropic, irrotational and inviscid. We first discuss the hydrodynamical properties of the Madelung description in general, and extract a pressure like term from the Bohm potential. We also point out that incompressibility of the fluid implies conservation of density along a fluid parcel trajectory and in 1D this immediately results in the non-spreading property of wave packets, as the sum of Bohm potential and an exterior potential must be either constant or linear in space. Next we relate to the hydrodynamic description a thermodynamic counterpart, taking the classical behavior of an adiabatic barotopric flow as a reference. We show that while the Bohm potential is not a positive definite quantity, its expectation value is proportional to the Fisher information whose integrand is positive definite. Moreover, this integrand is exactly equal to half of the square of the imaginary part of the momentum. This suggests a relation between the Fisher information and the thermodynamic like internal energy of the Madelung fluid. Furthermore, it provides a physical linkage between the inverse of the Fisher information and the measure of disorder in quantum systems - in spontaneous adiabatic gas expansion the amount of disorder increases while the internal energy decreases. The limitations of this thermodynamic description are considered in more details as the Bohm potential cannot be expressed in terms of the fluid enthalpy, which could have been expected from the analogy to classical fluids. Moreover, the pressure like term is defined up to a time dependent gauge function, and if we ignore the latter we obtain a counter-intuitive "thermodynamic first law" in which the work performed by the pressure to expand a fluid parcel increases its internal energy.

  20. Feedback control of spin systems

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    Claudio Altafini

    2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The feedback stabilization problem for ensembles of coupled spin 1/2 systems is discussed from a control theoretic perspective. The noninvasive nature of the bulk measurement allows for a fully unitary and deterministic closed loop. The Lyapunov-based feedback design presented does not require spins that are selectively addressable. With this method, it is possible to obtain control inputs also for difficult tasks, like suppressing undesired couplings in identical spin systems.

  1. Eckol suppresses maintenance of stemness and malignancies in glioma stem-like cells

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    Hyun, Kyung-Hwan; Yoon, Chang-Hwan; Kim, Rae-Kwon; Lim, Eun-Jung [Department of Chemistry, Research Institute for Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); An, Sungkwan [Functional Genoproteome Research Centre, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Myung-Jin [Division of Radiation Cancer Biology, Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Seoul 139-706 (Korea, Republic of); Hyun, Jin-Won [College of Medicine and Applied Radiological Science Research Institute, Jeju National University, Jeju-si 690-756 (Korea, Republic of); Suh, Yongjoon [Department of Chemistry, Research Institute for Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Min-Jung, E-mail: kimmj74@hanyang.ac.kr [Department of Chemistry, Research Institute for Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Su-Jae, E-mail: sj0420@hanyang.ac.kr [Department of Chemistry, Research Institute for Natural Sciences, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791 (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A subpopulation of cancer cells with stem cell properties is responsible for tumor maintenance and progression, and may contribute to resistance to anticancer treatments. Thus, compounds that target cancer stem-like cells could be usefully applied to destroy cancer. In this study, we investigated the effect of Eckol, a phlorotannin compound, on stemness and malignancies in glioma stem-like cells. To determine whether Eckol targets glioma stem-like cells, we examined whether Eckol treatment could change the expression levels of glioma stem-like cell markers and self-renewal-related proteins as well as the sphere forming ability, and the sensitivity to anticancer treatments. Alterations in the malignant properties of sphere-derived cells by Eckol were also investigated by soft-agar colony forming assay, by xenograft assay in nude mice, and by cell invasion assay. Treatment of sphere-forming glioma cells with Eckol effectively decreased the sphere formation as well as the CD133{sup +} cell population. Eckol treatment suppressed expression of the glioma stem-like cell markers and the self-renewal-related proteins without cell death. Moreover, treatment of glioma stem-like cells with Eckol significantly attenuated anchorage-independent growth on soft agar and tumor formation in xenograft mice. Importantly, Eckol treatment effectively reduced the resistance of glioma stem-like cells to ionizing radiation and temozolomide. Treatment of glioma stem-like cells with Eckol markedly blocked both phosphoinositide 3-kinase-Akt and Ras-Raf-1-Erk signaling pathways. These results indicate that the natural phlorotannin Eckol suppresses stemness and malignancies in glioma stem-like cells, and thereby makes glioma stem-like cells more sensitive to anticancer treatments, providing novel therapeutic strategies targeting specifically cancer stem-like cells.

  2. The Roles of Discs for Planetary Systems

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    Li-Chin Yeh; Ing-Guey Jiang

    2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    It is known that the discs are detected for some of the extra-solar planetary systems. It is also likely that there was a disc mixing with planets and small bodies while our Solar System was forming. From our recent results, we conclude that the discs play two roles: the gravity makes planetary systems more chaotic and the drag makes planetary systems more resonant.

  3. Plasmon excitation by the Gaussian-like core mode of a photonic crystal

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    Plasmon excitation by the Gaussian-like core mode of a photonic crystal waveguide Maksim excitation of a plasmon by the Gaussian- like leaky mode of an effectively single mode photonic crystal (PC) waveguide. Plasmon is phase matched by design with a waveguide mode, and travels in a metallic layer

  4. Use of seal-like robot PARO in sensory group therapy for older adults with dementia

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    Sabanovic, Selma

    Use of seal-like robot PARO in sensory group therapy for older adults with dementia Wan-Ling Chang--This work presents the preliminary results of an eight- week study of the seal-like robot PARO being used adapted the concept of MSBT to the use of PARO as a multimodal sensory stimulus in a group activity

  5. Pencil-Like Sketch Rendering of 3D Scenes Using Trajectory Planning and Dynamic Tracking

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    Kara, Levent Burak

    Pencil-Like Sketch Rendering of 3D Scenes Using Trajectory Planning and Dynamic Tracking Günay non-photorealistic rendering method to render 3D scenes in the form of pencil-like sketches. This work then produces the rendered sketch, whose characteristics can be adjusted with a set of trajectory and tracking

  6. LOCAL UNIFIED MODELS OF BACKSCATTERING FROM OCEAN-LIKE SURFACES AT MODERATE INCIDENCE ANGLES

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    expanded up to the order two, like the SSA2 and LCA2. Electromagnetic scattering by rough surfaces, Random of the scattering matrix as SSA2, like the LCA2, were published by Elfouhaily et al. [10, 11]. It is well known is presented and tested for microwave frequencies and different wind speeds. The paper is organized as follows

  7. Carbonaceous species and humic like substances (HULIS) in Arctic snowpack during OASIS field campaign in Barrow

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    Carbonaceous species and humic like substances (HULIS) in Arctic snowpack during OASIS field on snow albedo and arctic atmospheric chemistry. During the OASIS field campaign, in March and April 2009), Carbonaceous species and humic like substances (HULIS) in Arctic snowpack during OASIS field campaign in Barrow

  8. Delivering Heparin-Binding Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 with Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogels

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    Miller, Rachel E.

    Heparin-binding insulin-like growth factor 1 (HB-IGF-1) is a fusion protein of IGF-1 with the HB domain of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor. A single dose of HB-IGF-1 has been shown to bind ...

  9. Electrical and optical properties of diamond-like carbon films deposited by pulsed laser ablation

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    Bristol, University of

    films, which make them more useful than polycrystalline diamond films for many applications. For exampleElectrical and optical properties of diamond-like carbon films deposited by pulsed laser ablation K e i n f o Available online 11 March 2010 Keyword: Pulsed laser ablation Diamond-like carbon films

  10. Wavelets and wavelet-like transforms on the sphere and their application to geophysical data inversion

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    Simons, Frederik J.

    Wavelets and wavelet-like transforms on the sphere and their application to geophysical data the Slepian basis, harmonic splines, wavelets and wavelet-like Slepian frames. In this paper we focus on the latter two: spherical wavelets developed for geophysical applications on the cubed sphere

  11. DENOMINATOR BOUNDS IN THOMPSON-LIKE GROUPS AND FLOWS DANNY CALEGARI

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    McReynolds, Ben

    DENOMINATOR BOUNDS IN THOMPSON-LIKE GROUPS AND FLOWS DANNY CALEGARI ABSTRACT. Let T denote Thompson Thompson-like. We also obtain an explicit upper bound on the smallest period of a fixed point in terms and Sergiescu studied Thompson's group T of homeomorphisms of the circle from a number of points of view

  12. Fine structure of helium and light helium-like ions Krzysztof Pachucki and Vladimir A. Yerokhin

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    Pachucki, Krzysztof

    1 Fine structure of helium and light helium-like ions Krzysztof Pachucki and Vladimir A. Yerokhin Abstract: Calculational results are presented for the fine-structure splitting of the 23 P state of helium and helium-like ions with the nuclear charge Z up to 10. Theoretical predictions are in agreement

  13. A novel "Kabuto-like" nickel catalyst forms bioactive frameworks from low-cost phenol derivatives

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    Takahashi, Ryo

    1 A novel "Kabuto-like" nickel catalyst forms bioactive developed a new nickel catalyst with a "Kabuto-like" structure that was found to catalyze the cross nickel catalyst to catalyze the cross-coupling reaction between carbonyl compounds and phenol derivatives

  14. Searching for axion-like-particles in the sky C. Burragea

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    1 Searching for axion-like-particles in the sky C. Burragea a Theory Group, Deutsches Elektronen it behaves as an Axion-Like-Particle (ALP). ALPs mix with photons in the presence of magnetic fields of a coupling between the scalar field and photons. Fields with such couplings are generically known as Axion

  15. Decoding Turbo-Like Codes via Linear Programming Jon Feldman David R. Karger

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    Decoding Turbo-Like Codes via Linear Programming Jon Feldman David R. Karger MIT Laboratory algorithm for decoding turbo-like codes based on linear programming. We prove that for the case of Repeat is the path corresponding to the original transmitted code word. 1 Introduction The introduction of turbo

  16. Diffusion within a Layered, Graphite-Like, Spherical Electrode Theoretical Aspects

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    Taylor, Philip L.

    Diffusion within a Layered, Graphite-Like, Spherical Electrode Theoretical Aspects Paul B. Antohi. Within this model, which mimics a layered, graphite-like spherical electrode, species can enter or leave further performance optimization of Li+ batteries have generated renewed interest into experimental

  17. Logo-like Learning of Basic Concepts of Algorithms -Having Fun with Algorithms

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    Logo-like Learning of Basic Concepts of Algorithms - Having Fun with Algorithms Gerald Futschek are not primarily interested in programming the way of learning is highly influenced by the Logo style of learning to design efficient algorithms. Keywords Logo-like learning, algorithms, group learning 1 2 3 4 5 n ... 1

  18. The Mechatonic Design of a Human-like Robot Head Karsten Berns1

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    Berns, Karsten

    The Mechatonic Design of a Human-like Robot Head Karsten Berns1 Carsten Hillenbrand1 and Krzystof. In this paper the design concept as well as the constructed human-like robot head is introduced. Main goal of the head design is the support of an adequate human machine interaction. Therefore, our robots head should

  19. Gasification Systems

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    SYSTEMS Gasi cation Systems Advanced Combustion Systems Advanced Turbines Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Plant Optimization Coal Utilization Sciences University Training and Research...

  20. Robust Decentralized Switching Power System Stabilisers for Interconnected

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    Pota, Himanshu Roy

    ]. In these works, controllers are designed for multi-machine power systems using modern control techniques like system control design; Decentralized control; Switching control; Dwell time; Power system stabilizers. 1. INTRODUCTION The primary task of the power system control is to provide reliable and secure electric power

  1. The Solar System Presentation for SRS 5th Grade

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    Cohen, David

    The Solar System Presentation for SRS 5th Grade Prof. David Cohen, Swarthmore College #12;What astronomers try to answer: ·What are the things in the solar system like? Planets, moons, comets, asteroids, the Sun... ·Are there good conditions for life anywhere in the solar system? ·How did the solar system

  2. Energy levels and radiative rates for transitions in B-like to F-like Kr ions (Kr XXXII-XXVIII)

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    Aggarwal, K.M. [Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)], E-mail: K.Aggarwal@qub.ac.uk; Keenan, F.P. [Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Lawson, K.D. [EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy levels, radiative rates, oscillator strengths, line strengths, and lifetimes have been calculated for transitions in B-like to F-like Kr ions, Kr XXXIII-XXVIII. For the calculations, the fully relativistic GRASP code has been adopted, and results are reported for all electric dipole (E1), electric quadrupole (E2), magnetic dipole (M1), and magnetic quadrupole (M2) transitions among the lowest 125, 236, 272, 226, and 113 levels of Kr XXXII, Kr XXXI, Kr XXX, Kr XXIX, and Kr XXVIII, respectively, belonging to the n {<=} 3 configurations. Comparisons are made with earlier available theoretical and experimental results, and some discrepancies have been noted and explained.

  3. System size effects and N/Z dependence of balance energy for different isotopic series

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    Aman D. Sood; Sakshi Gautam

    2011-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the N/Z dependence of energy of vanishing flow or balance energy for different isotopic series of various system masses like Ca+Ca, Ni+Ni, Zr+Zr, Sn+Sn and Xe+Xe. We find that balance energy decreases with N/Z of the system and follows a linear behaviour. The slope of N/Z dependence is steeper for lighter systems like Ca+Ca and less for heavier ones like Xe+Xe.

  4. Hypergeometric systems II: GKZ systems

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    Uli Walther

    2010-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Solutions of A-hypergemetric systems. Hypergeometric systems II: GKZ systems ... Power series ansatz: z = ?. ? k=0 aktk shows ak ? vj >0 vj ?1. ? l=0.

  5. Solving geometric constraints to verify independence properties for safety-relevant systems

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    Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen

    .baumgart@offis.de WWW home page: http://www.offis.de/ Abstract Safety-relevant systems like an automotive airbag

  6. Structural evolution of the P22-like phages: Comparison of Sf6 and P22 procapsid and virion architectures

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    Baker, Timothy S.

    Structural evolution of the P22-like phages: Comparison of Sf6 and P22 procapsid and virion Keywords: cryoEM Image reconstruction Bacteriophage Sf6 Virus assembly Procapsid Virion Coat proteins chaperones), these phages are classified into three groups (P22-like, Sf6-like, and CUS-3-like). We used cryo

  7. Polaron-like vortices, dissociation transition, and self-induced pinning in magnetic superconductors

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    Bulaevskii, L. N., E-mail: lnb@lanl.gov; Lin, S.-Z. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)] [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division (United States)

    2013-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Vortices in magnetic superconductors polarize spins nonuniformly and repolarize them when moving. At a low spin relaxation rate and at low bias currents, vortices carrying magnetic polarization clouds become polaron-like and their velocities are determined by the effective drag coefficient that is significantly bigger than the Bardeen-Stephen (BS) one. As the current increases, vortices release polarization clouds and the velocity as well as the voltage in the I-V characteristics jump to values corresponding to the BS drag coefficient at a critical current J{sub c}. The nonuniform components of the magnetic field and magnetization drop as the velocity increases, resulting in weaker polarization and a discontinuous dynamic dissociation depinning transition. Experimentally, the jump shows up as a depinning transition and the corresponding current at the jump is the depinning current. As the current decreases, on the way back, vortices are retrapped by polarization clouds at the current J{sub r} < J{sub c}. As a result, the polaronic effect suppresses dissipation and enhances the critical current. Borocarbides (RE)Ni{sub 2}B{sub 2}C with a short penetration length and highly polarizable rare earth spins seem to be optimal systems for a detailed study of vortex polaron formation by measuring I-V characteristics. We also propose to use a superconductor-magnet multilayer structure to study polaronic mechanism of pinning with the goal to achieve high critical currents. The magnetic layers should have large magnetic susceptibility to enhance the coupling between vortices and magnetization in magnetic layers while the relaxation of the magnetization should be slow. For Nb and a proper magnet multilayer structure, we estimate the critical current density J{sub c} {approx} 10{sup 9} A/m{sup 2} at the magnetic field B Almost-Equal-To 1 T.

  8. Method and apparatus for assessing material properties of sheet-like materials

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    Telschow, Kenneth L. (Idaho Falls, ID); Deason, Vance A. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apparatus for producing an indication of a material property of a sheet-like material according to the present invention may comprise an excitation source for vibrating the sheet-like material to produce at least one traveling wave therein. A light source configured to produce an object wavefront and a reference wavefront directs the object wavefront toward the sheet-like material to produce a modulated object wavefront. A modulator operatively associated with the reference wavefront modulates the reference wavefront in synchronization with the traveling wave on the sheet-like material to produce a modulated reference wavefront. A sensing medium positioned to receive the modulated object wavefront and the modulated reference wavefront produces an image of the traveling wave in the sheet-like material, the image of the anti-symmetric traveling wave being related to a displacement amplitude of the anti-symmetric traveling wave over a two-dimensional area of the vibrating sheet-like material. A detector detects the image of the traveling wave in the sheet-like material.

  9. Gas-like state of $?$ clusters around $^{16}$O core in $^{24}$Mg

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    T. Ichikawa; N. Itagaki; T. Kawabata; Tz. Kokalova; W. von Oertzen

    2011-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied gas-like states of $\\alpha$ clusters around an $^{16}$O core in $^{24}$Mg based on a microscopic $\\alpha$-cluster model. This study was performed by introducing a Monte Carlo technique for the description of the THSR (Tohsaki Horiuchi Schuck R\\"{o}pke) wave function, and the coupling effect to other low-lying cluster states was taken into account. A large isoscalar monopole ($E0$) transition strength from the ground to the gas-like state is discussed. The gas-like state of two $\\alpha$ clusters in $^{24}$Mg around the $^{16}$O core appears slightly below the 2$\\alpha$-threshold e

  10. The solar system mimics a hydrogen atom

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    Je-An Gu

    2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The solar system and the hydrogen atom are two well known systems on different scales and look unrelated: The former is a classical system on the scale of about billions of kilometers and the latter a quantum system of about tens of picometers. Here we show a connection between them. Specifically, we find that the orbital radii of the planets mimic the mean radii of the energy levels of a quantum system under the Coulomb-like potential. This connection might be explained by very light dark matter which manifests quantum behavior in the solar system, thereby hinting at a dark matter mass around $8 \\times 10^{-14}$ electron-volts.

  11. The Effect of Lunar-like Satellites on the Orbital Infrared Light Curves of Earth-analog Planets

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    Moskovitz, Nicholas A; Williams, Darren

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the influence of lunar-like satellites on the infrared orbital light curves of Earth-analog extra-solar planets. Such light curves will be obtained by NASA's Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF) and ESA's Darwin missions as a consequence of repeat observations to confirm the companion status of a putative planet. We use an energy balance model to calculate disk-averaged infrared (bolometric) fluxes from planet-satellite systems over a full orbital period (one year). The satellites are assumed to lack an atmosphere, have a low thermal inertia like that of the Moon and span a range of plausible radii. The planets are assumed to have thermal and orbital properties that mimic those of the Earth while their obliquities and orbital longitudes of inferior conjunction remain free parameters. Even if the gross thermal properties of the planet can be independently constrained (e.g. via spectroscopy or visible-wavelength detection of specular glint from a surface ocean) only the largest (approximately Mars-siz...

  12. Simulation of the electron diffraction patterns from needle/rod-like precipitates in Al-Mg-Si alloys

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    Li Kai [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Song Min, E-mail: Min.Song.Th05@Alum.Dartmouth.ORG [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Du Yong [State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China); Zhang Hong [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083 (China)

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The origin of the selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns from needle/rod-like metastable precipitates embedded in {alpha}-Al matrix in Al-Mg-Si alloys have been studied via an example of {beta}'' phase. In addition, the SAED pattern from {beta}'' phase has been simulated with significant improvement in comparison with the previous simulations. Three important factors, i.e. the 12 crystallographically equivalent variants of {beta}'' phase in the {alpha}-Al matrix due to the highly symmetric f.c.c. structure of {alpha}-Al, the coherence between {beta}'' phase and the {alpha}-Al matrix, and the double diffractions from the {alpha}-Al matrix and {beta}'' phase, are proved to contribute to the special square-shaped features in the SAED patterns from {beta}'' phase and thus fully taken into account in the simulation. An improved but simplified method for simulating the SAED patterns from needle/rod-like metastable precipitates has been developed. This method is further verified by simulating the SAED pattern from Q phase. The simulated SAED patterns from both {beta}'' and Q phases fit the experimentally determined patterns very well. - Highlights: {yields}An improved method has been developed to simulate the SADPs of Al alloys. {yields}The formation mechanism of SADPs of Al alloys has been systemically studied. {yields}Double diffraction contributes to the formation of the SADPs of Al alloys.

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Gasoline-Like Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion Regimes

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    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about gasoline-like...

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gasoline-Like Fuel Effects on Advanced Combustion Regimes

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    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about gasoline-like...

  15. Experimental visualization of the near-boundary hydrodynamics about fish-like swimming bodies

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    Techet, Alexandra Hughes

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis takes a look at the near boundary flow about fish-like swimming bodies. Experiments were performed up to Reynolds number 106 using laser Doppler velocimetry and particle imaging techniques. The turbulence in ...

  16. Students experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever with cough and/or sore throat,

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    Bou-Zeid, Elie

    Students experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever with cough and/or sore throat, should other difficulty breathing beyond a typical cough. Inform Undergraduates: Notify the director

  17. A Framework like a tool for specify motivating Collaborative Learning Participatory Simulations

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    Antunes, Pedro

    1 A Framework like a tool for specify motivating Collaborative Learning Participatory Simulations that collaborative participatory simulations improve teaching and learning, increasing motivation inside. Keywords: Handhelds. Gestures, Sketches. Collaborative Learning. Participatory Simulation. 1. Introduction

  18. Two-loop self-energy correction in high-Z hydrogen-like ions

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    V. A. Yerokhin; P. Indelicato; V. M. Shabaev

    2003-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A complete evaluation of the two-loop self-energy diagrams to all orders in Z\\alpha is presented for the ground state of H-like ions with Z\\ge 40.

  19. analysing solar-like oscillating: Topics by E-print Network

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    in delta Sct stars extends only about 1 per cent of the radius, but with sufficient energy to excite solar-like oscillations. This was not observed before the Kepler mission,...

  20. Generation and search of axion-like light particle using intense crystalline field

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    Wei Liao

    2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Intense electric field $\\sim 10^{10}-10^{11}$ V/cm in crystal has been known for a long time and has wide applications. We study the conversion of axion-like light particle and photon in the intense electric field in crystal. We find that the conversion of axion-like particle and photon happens for energy larger than keV range. We propose search of axion-like light particle using the intense crystalline field. We discuss the solar axion search experiment and a variety of shining-through-wall experiment using crystalline field. Due to the intense crystalline field which corresponds to magnetic field $\\sim 10^4-10^5$ Tesla these experiments are very interesting. In particular these experiments can probe the mass range of axion-like particle from eV to keV.

  1. Detection of NonSymmetrical Damage in Smart PlateLike Structures 1

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    and compared to experimental data obtained from tests on cantilever aluminum plate­like structures damaged such as the aerospace, automotive and machine­tool industries. In particular, smart structures with self actuating

  2. Managing prisons using a ‘business-like approach: a case study of the Scottish Prison Service 

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    Sangkhanate, Assanee

    2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary aim of this research is to examine the extent which prison management has been influenced by New Public Management (NPM). Much has been written about the growing influence of NPM on public services like health, ...

  3. Fracture characterization of clays and clay-like materials using flattened Brazilian Test

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    Agaiby, Shehab Sherif Wissa

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fracture mechanics has been used for many years to study the mechanical behavior of brittle and quasi-brittle materials like concrete, rock, wood, and ceramics. To date, the application of fracture mechanics to soils has ...

  4. Increased levels of ligands of Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in type 1 diabetes

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    Devaraj, S.; Dasu, M. R.; Park, S. H.; Jialal, I.

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    like receptors by insulin. Diabetes Care 31:1827–1831 10.in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Am J Physiol Endocrinollike receptors 2 and 4 in type 1 diabetes S. Devaraj & M. R.

  5. Computational studies on the factors influencing stabilities of collagen-like peptides

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    Chang, Nai-yuan, 1973-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, thermodynamic integration and molecular dynamics methods were used to elucidate the factors affecting stabilities of collagen-like peptides. We proposed to investigate three specific aspects: (1) the stabilizing ...

  6. Stabilized PV system

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    Dinwoodie, Thomas L. (Piedmont, CA)

    2002-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    A stabilized PV system comprises an array of photovoltaic (PV) assemblies mounted to a support surface. Each PV assembly comprises a PV module and a support assembly securing the PV module to a position overlying the support surface. The array of modules is circumscribed by a continuous, belt-like perimeter assembly. Cross strapping, extending above, below or through the array, or some combination of above, below and through the array, secures a first position along the perimeter assembly to at least a second position along the perimeter assembly thereby stabilizing the array against wind uplift forces. The first and second positions may be on opposite sides on the array.

  7. Particular Solutions If the differential equation is actually modeling something (like the

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    Thomases, Becca

    of milk as a function of time) it is likely that you will know a specific value (like the fact that milk = ln 3320.12 1000 10 = 0.12 So A(t) = 1000e0.12t #12;Newton's Law of Cooling Newton's law of cooling is the rate of cooling and t is time. Since the object is going from higher temperature to cooler temperature

  8. Relativistic configuration-interaction calculation of $K\\alpha$ transition energies in beryllium-like iron

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    Yerokhin, V A; Fritzsche, S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We perform relativistic configuration-interaction calculations of the energy levels of the low-lying and core-excited states of beryllium-like iron, Fe$^{22+}$. The results include the QED contributions calculated by two different methods, the model QED operator approach and the screening-potential approach. The uncertainties of theoretical energies are estimated systematically. The predicted wavelengths of the K\\alpha transitions in beryllium-like iron improve previous theoretical results and compare favorably with the experimental data.

  9. (j,0) {circle_plus} (0,j) representation space: Majorana-like construct

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    Ahluwalia, D.V.; Goldman, T.; Johnson, M.B.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    This is second of the two invited lectures presented at the ``XVII International School of Theoretical Physics: Standard Model and Beyond` 93.`` The text is essentially based on a recent publication by the present authors. Here, after briefly reviewing the (j, 0) {circle_plus} (0, j) Dirac-like construct in the front form, we present a detailed construction of the (j, 0) {circle_plus} (0, j) Majorana-like fields.

  10. Wall-associated kinase-like polypeptide mediates nutritional status perception and response

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    Yang, Zhenbiao; Karr, Stephen

    2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The disclosure relates to methods for modulating plant growth and organogenesis using dominant-negative receptor-like kinases. The disclosure further provides a method for increasing plant yield relative to corresponding wild type plants comprising modulating the expression in a plant of a nucleic acid encoding a Wall-Associated Kinase-like 14 polypeptide or a homolog thereof, and selecting for plants having increased yield or growth on a nutrient deficient substrate.

  11. Gaussian and sinc shaped few-cycle pulse driven ultrafast coherent population transfer in lambda- like atomic systems

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    Parvendra Kumar; Amarendra K. Sarma

    2012-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We report and propose a simple scheme to achieve efficient and fast coherent population transfer (CPT) by utilizing either a nonlinearly chirped Gaussian shaped few-cycle laser pulse or an unchirped sinc-shaped few-cycle laser pulse. The proposed scheme is shown to be fairly robust against the variation of the laser parameters such as temporal pulse width, chirp rates, carrier envelope phases and Rabi frequencies. We find that compared to the so-called stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) technique, our scheme for complete population transfer with few-cycle Gaussian shaped laser pulses requires less pulse area.

  12. Designer Lipid-Like Peptides: A Class of Detergents for Studying Functional Olfactory Receptors Using Commercial Cell-Free Systems

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    Baaske, Philipp

    A crucial bottleneck in membrane protein studies, particularly G-protein coupled receptors, is the notorious difficulty of finding an optimal detergent that can solubilize them and maintain their stability and function. ...

  13. Abstract--A fish-like propulsion system seems to be an interesting and efficient alternative to propellers in small

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    Papadopoulos, Evangelos

    . The production of thrust is based in the formation of a reverse Karman vortex street in the flow wake. Thrust foil that generates a reverse Karman vortex street in the wake of the flow, [6]. This phenomenon

  14. Tunable exchange bias-like effect in patterned hard-soft two-dimensional lateral composites with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

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    Hierro-Rodriguez, A., E-mail: ahierro@fc.up.pt; Alvarez-Prado, L. M.; Martín, J. I.; Alameda, J. M. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de Oviedo, C/Calvo Sotelo S/N, 33007 Oviedo (Spain); Centro de Investigación en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnología—CINN (CSIC—Universidad de Oviedo—Principado de Asturias), Parque Tecnológico de Asturias, 33428 Llanera (Spain); Teixeira, J. M. [IN-IFIMUP, Departamento de Física e Astronomia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto (Portugal); Vélez, M. [Departamento de Física, Universidad de Oviedo, C/Calvo Sotelo S/N, 33007 Oviedo (Spain)

    2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Patterned hard-soft 2D magnetic lateral composites have been fabricated by e-beam lithography plus dry etching techniques on sputter-deposited NdCo{sub 5} thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Their magnetic behavior is strongly thickness dependent due to the interplay between out-of-plane anisotropy and magnetostatic energy. Thus, the spatial modulation of thicknesses leads to an exchange coupled system with hard/soft magnetic regions in which rotatable anisotropy of the thicker elements provides an extra tool to design the global magnetic behavior of the patterned lateral composite. Kerr microscopy studies (domain imaging and magneto-optical Kerr effect magnetometry) reveal that the resulting hysteresis loops exhibit a tunable exchange bias-like shift that can be switched on/off by the applied magnetic field.

  15. Development of a Neutron Diffraction Based Experiemental Capability for Investigating Hydraulic Fracturing for EGS-like Conditions

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    Polsky, Yarom [ORNL] [ORNL; Anovitz, Lawrence {Larry} M [ORNL; An, Ke [ORNL] [ORNL; Carmichael, Justin R [ORNL] [ORNL; Bingham, Philip R [ORNL] [ORNL; Dessieux Jr, Luc Lucius [ORNL] [ORNL

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydraulic fracturing to enhance formation permeability is an established practice in the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry and is expected to be an enabler for EGS. However, it is rarely employed in conventional geothermal systems and there are significant questions regarding the translation of practice from O&G to both conventional geothermal and EGS applications. Lithological differences(sedimentary versus crystalline rocks, significantly greater formation temperatures and different desired fracture characteristics are among a number of factors that are likely to result in a gap of understanding of how to manage hydraulic fracturing practice for geothermal. Whereas the O&G community has had both the capital and the opportunity to develop its understanding of hydraulic fracturing operations empirically in the field as well through extensive R&D efforts, field testing opportunities for EGS are likely to be minimal due to the high expense of hydraulic fracturing field trials. A significant portion of the knowledge needed to guide the management of geothermal/EGS hydraulic fracturing operations will therefore likely have to come from experimental efforts and simulation. This paper describes ongoing efforts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop an experimental capability to map the internal stresses/strains in core samples subjected to triaxial stress states and temperatures representative of EGS-like conditions using neutron diffraction based strain mapping techniques. This capability is being developed at ORNL\\'s Spallation Neutron Source, the world\\'s most powerful pulsed neutron source and is still in a proof of concept phase. A specialized pressure cell has been developed that permits independent radial and axial fluid pressurization of core samples, with axial flow through capability and a temperature rating up to 300 degrees C. This cell will ultimately be used to hydraulically pressurize EGS-representative core samples to conditions of imminent fracture and map the associated internal strain states of the sample. This will hopefully enable a more precise mapping of the rock material failure envelope, facilitate a more refined understanding of the mechanism of hydraulically induced rock fracture, particularly in crystalline rocks, and serve as a platform for validating and improving fracture simulation codes. The elements of the research program and preliminary strain mapping results of a Sierra White granite sample subjected only to compressive loading will be discussed in this paper.

  16. Next generation information systems

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    Limback, Nathan P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Medina, Melanie A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Silva, Michelle E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Information Systems Analysis and Development (ISAD) Team of the Safeguards Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has been developing web based information and knowledge management systems for sixteen years. Our vision is to rapidly and cost effectively provide knowledge management solutions in the form of interactive information systems that help customers organize, archive, post and retrieve nonproliferation and safeguards knowledge and information vital to their success. The team has developed several comprehensive information systems that assist users in the betterment and growth of their organizations and programs. Through our information systems, users are able to streamline operations, increase productivity, and share and access information from diverse geographic locations. The ISAD team is also producing interactive visual models. Interactive visual models provide many benefits to customers beyond the scope of traditional full-scale modeling. We have the ability to simulate a vision that a customer may propose, without the time constraints of traditional engineering modeling tools. Our interactive visual models can be used to access specialized training areas, controlled areas, and highly radioactive areas, as well as review site-specific training for complex facilities, and asset management. Like the information systems that the ISAD team develops, these models can be shared and accessed from any location with access to the internet. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the capabilities of information systems and interactive visual models as well as consider the possibility of combining the two capabilities to provide the next generation of infonnation systems. The collection, processing, and integration of data in new ways can contribute to the security of the nation by providing indicators and information for timely action to decrease the traditional and new nuclear threats. Modeling and simulation tied to comprehensive databases are progressions of the tools that can be used in new ways and further developed to enhance the mission of nonproliferation and threat reduction.

  17. Protein folding with stochastic L-systems Gemma Danks1

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    Stepney, Susan

    Protein folding with stochastic L-systems Gemma Danks1 , Susan Stepney1 and Leo Caves1 1 University-like structures. Models of protein folding vary in complexity and the amount of prior knowledge they contain). The energy landscape theory of protein folding (Onuchic et al., 1997) predicts a rugged funnel-like energy

  18. Quantum coherence and correlations in quantum system

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    Zhengjun Xi; Yongming Li; Heng Fan

    2014-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Criteria of measure quantifying quantum coherence, a unique property of quantum system, are proposed recently. In this paper, we firstly give an uncertainty-like expression relating the coherence and the entropy of quantum system. Then, we obtain three trade-offs among the coherence, the discord and the deficit in the bipartite quantum system.As a consequence, we obtain that the relative entropy of coherence satisfies the super-additivity. Finally, we discuss the relations between the entanglement and the coherence.

  19. Computer System,

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    undergraduate summer institute http:institutes.lanl.govistisummer-school 2015 Computer System, Cluster, and Networking Summer Institute Purpose The Computer System,...

  20. Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems**

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    Ismagilov, Rustem F.

    Microfluidic Systems Integrated Microfluidic Systems** Rustem F. Ismagilov* Keywords: analytical methods · enzymes · microfluidics · microreactors · protein structures Microfluidic systems use networks of channels thinner than a human hair to manipulate nanoliter volumes of re- agents. The goal of microfluidics

  1. Challenging the Devadasi System from a Framework of Intersectionality

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    Anne, Mrudula

    2014-12-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The practice of marrying girls to deities or priests existed historically in many cultures across South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. In India alone, this system is known by different names like Devadasi, Mathamma, Jogini, Basavis. Through...

  2. Steam Power Partnership: Improving Steam System Efficiency Through Marketplace Partnerships

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    Jones, T.

    The Alliance to Save Energy, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington DC, and the U.S. Department of Energy are working with energy efficiency suppliers to promote the comprehensive upgrade of industrial steam systems. Like EPA's Green...

  3. agent system based: Topics by E-print Network

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    MAS and various approaches, like Web services, Ontology, and Data mining techniques, in e-Business that want to improve responsiveness and efficiency of systems so as to extract...

  4. An investigation of simple nonsmooth power system models

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    Mantri, R.; Venkatasubramanian, V.; Saberi, A. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently new notions of solutions and equilibrium points have been proposed for analyzing nonsmooth system descriptions. This paper observes certain new phenomena in simple nonsmooth power system models presenting a preliminary analysis. The results include an investigation of new Hopf-like bifurcations related to the birth of limit cycles in two dimensional non-Lipschitzian power system models.

  5. Machine Vision System Development for the Alps Product Y20 CCM Acknowledgements

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Machine Vision System Development for the Alps Product Y20 CCM 1 Acknowledgements I would like: ...................................................................... Date: .............................. #12;Machine Vision System Development for the Alps Product Y20 CCM

  6. Control of a wind power system based on a tethered wing

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , hydraulic systems, etc. The wind turbine are certainly playing a major role in creating renewable energies overcome the drawbacks of standard power generation systems like nuclear power, gas turbine generator

  7. Yes, I would like to sign up for Finance Committee on: _____/_____/2014 (Please print clearly and legibly)

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    de Lijser, Peter

    Yes, I would like to sign up for Finance Committee on: _____/_____/2014 (Please print clearly Name from AICA Leadership/Advisor Yes, I would like to sign up for Finance Committee on

  8. Network Biology of Tumor Stem-like Cells Identified a Regulatory Role of CBX5 in Lung Cancer

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    Yu, Yau-Hua

    Mounting evidence links cancers possessing stem-like properties with worse prognosis. Network biology with signal processing mechanics was explored here using expression profiles of a panel of tumor stem-like cells (TSLCs). ...

  9. Online circuit breaker monitoring system

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    Djekic, Zarko

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    of Department, Costas N. Georghiades December 2007 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Online Circuit Breaker Monitoring System. (December 2007) Zarko Djekic, B.S., University of Novi Sad, Serbia Chair of Advisory..., this work would not be possible. I would also like to thank the members of my committee, Dr. Chanan Singh, Dr. Sunil Khatri and Dr. William Lively for their advice and patience. Special thanks also go to Center Point Energy personnel Don Sevcik and John...

  10. Online circuit breaker monitoring system

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    Djekic, Zarko

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    of Department, Costas N. Georghiades December 2007 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering iii ABSTRACT Online Circuit Breaker Monitoring System. (December 2007) Zarko Djekic, B.S., University of Novi Sad, Serbia Chair of Advisory..., this work would not be possible. I would also like to thank the members of my committee, Dr. Chanan Singh, Dr. Sunil Khatri and Dr. William Lively for their advice and patience. Special thanks also go to Center Point Energy personnel Don Sevcik and John...

  11. Analysis of Rotating Collectors from the Private Region of JET with Carbon Wall and Metallic ITER-Like Wall

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    Analysis of Rotating Collectors from the Private Region of JET with Carbon Wall and Metallic ITER-Like Wall

  12. Coupling between JET Pedestal ne-Te and Outer Target Plate Recycling: Consequences for JET ITER-Like-Wall Operation

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    Coupling between JET Pedestal ne-Te and Outer Target Plate Recycling: Consequences for JET ITER-Like-Wall Operation

  13. High Resolution Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of FUors and FUor-like stars

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    Tom Greene; Colin Aspin; Bo Reipurth

    2008-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We present new high resolution (R=18,000) near-infrared spectroscopic observations of a sample of classical FU Orionis stars (FUors) and other young stars with FUor characteristics that are sources of Herbig-Haro flows. Spectra are presented for the region 2.203 - 2.236 microns which is rich in absorption lines sensitive to both effective temperatures and surface gravities of stars. Both FUors and FUor-like stars show numerous broad and weak unidentified spectral features in this region. Spectra of the 2.280 - 2.300 micron region are also presented, with the 2.2935 micron v=2-0 CO absorption bandhead being clearly the strongest feature seen in the spectra all FUors and Fuor-like stars. A cross-correlation analysis shows that FUor and FUor-like spectra in the 2.203 - 2.236 micron region are not consistent with late-type dwarfs, giants, nor embedded protostars. The cross-correlations also show that the observed FUor-like Herbig-Haro energy sources have spectra that are substantively similar to those of FUors. Both object groups also have similar near-infrared colors. The large line widths and double-peaked nature of the spectra of the FUor-like stars are consistent with the established accretion disk model for FUors, also consistent with their near-infrared colors. It appears that young stars with FUor-like characteristics may be more common than projected from the relatively few known classical FUors.

  14. A novel route for the synthesis of nanotubes and fullerene-like nanostructures of molybdenum disulfide

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    Panigrahi, Pravas Kumar, E-mail: pravas.iit@gmail.com [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India); Pathak, Amita, E-mail: ami@chem.iitkgp.ernet.in [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India)] [Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 (India)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: Nanotubes and fullerene-like nanostructures of MoS{sub 2} were synthesized via a microwave-assisted route in solution phase. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Microwave-assisted route for synthesis of nanotube and fullerene-like nanostructures of MoS{sub 2}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Morphological analysis of the synthesized products. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Solvent plays important role in the modification of morphology of MoS{sub 2}. -- Abstract: The paper described the synthesis of nanotubes and fullerene-like nanostructures of MoS{sub 2} through a technically simple, rapid, and energy-efficient microwave-assisted synthesis technique, which involved the use of elemental sulfur dissolved in a mixture of monoethanolamine and hydrazine hydrate as the sulfide source. The microwave induced reaction between the molybdate with sulfide ions, in the presence of hydrazine hydrate in the reaction medium, resulted in the formation of gray colored powders of amorphous MoS{sub 2}. The as-obtained powders were calcined at 600 Degree-Sign C for 2 h and characterized by different techniques. HRTEM analysis of the calcined samples indicated the formation of fullerene-like MoS{sub 2} structures when the starting solution mixture was irradiated with microwave for a period of 200 s, while on 600 s of irradiation of the same revealed the formation of folded sheets like MoS{sub 2} nanotubes. BET surface areas of the calcined samples have been measured and a plausible reaction mechanism for the formation of nanotubes and fullerene-like nanostructures of MoS{sub 2} has been proposed.

  15. Monitoring and Diagnosis for Wireless Real-Time Applications Georg Lukas, University of Magdeburg, Institute for Distributed Systems

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    for the whole plant, for instance in SCADA systems (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). Factory comprises the following: Measuring application-relevant network parameters like throughput and latency

  16. Toward high-precision values of the self energy of non-S states in hydrogen and hydrogen-like ions

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    Eric-Olivier Le Bigot; Ulrich D. Jentschura; Paul Indelicato; Peter J. Mohr

    2004-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The method and status of a study to provide numerical, high-precision values of the self-energy level shift in hydrogen and hydrogen-like ions is described. Graphs of the self energy in hydrogen-like ions with nuclear charge number between 20 and 110 are given for a large number of states. The self-energy is the largest contribution of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) to the energy levels of these atomic systems. These results greatly expand the number of levels for which the self energy is known with a controlled and high precision. Applications include the adjustment of the Rydberg constant and atomic calculations that take into account QED effects.

  17. Self-oscillation in spin torque oscillator stabilized by field-like torque

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    Taniguchi, Tomohiro; Tsunegi, Sumito; Kubota, Hitoshi; Imamura, Hiroshi [National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Spintronics Research Center, Tsukuba 305-8568 (Japan)

    2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of the field-like torque on the self-oscillation of the magnetization in spin torque oscillator with a perpendicularly magnetized free layer was studied theoretically. A stable self-oscillation at zero field is excited for negative ? while the magnetization dynamics stops for ??=?0 or ??>?0, where ? is the ratio between the spin torque and the field-like torque. The reason why only the negative ? induces the self-oscillation was explained from the view point of the energy balance between the spin torque and the damping. The oscillation power and frequency for various ? were also studied by numerical simulation.

  18. Phantom-like behavior of a DGP-inspired Scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Nozari, Kourosh; Azizi, Tahereh [Department of Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, University of Mazandaran, P.O. Box 47416-95447, Babolsar (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Setare, M.R., E-mail: knozari@umz.ac.ir, E-mail: t.azizi@umz.ac.ir, E-mail: rezakord@ipm.ir [Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Pasdaran Ave., Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the phantom-like behavior of a DGP-inspired braneworld scenario where curvature correction on the brane is taken into account. We include a possible modification of the induced gravity on the brane by incorporating higher order curvature terms of Gauss-Bonnet type. We investigate the cosmological implications of the model and we show that the normal branch of the scenario self-accelerates in this modified scenario without introducing any dark energy component. Also, a phantom-like behavior can be realized in this model without introducing any phantom field that suffers from serious difficulties such as violation of the null energy condition.

  19. Reynolds number dependence of drag reduction by rod-like polymers

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    Yacine Amarouchene; Daniel Bonn; Hamid Kellay; Ting-Shek Lo; Victor S. L'vov; Itamar Procaccia

    2006-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We present experimental and theoretical results addressing the Reynolds number (Re) dependence of drag reduction by sufficiently large concentrations of rod-like polymers in turbulent wall-bounded flows. It is shown that when Re is small the drag is {\\em enhanced}. On the other hand when Re increases the drag is reduced and eventually the Maximal Drag Reduction (MDR) asymptote is attained. The theory is shown to be in excellent agreement with experiments, rationalizing and explaining all the universal and the non-universal aspects of drag reduction by rod-like polymers.

  20. Precipitation of amorphous CaCO3 (aragonite-like) by cyanobacteria: A STXM study of the influence of EPS

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    Hitchcock, Adam P.

    Precipitation of amorphous CaCO3 (aragonite-like) by cyanobacteria: A STXM study of the influence), different Ca-species such as calcite, aragonite-like CaCO3, and Ca adsorbed on extracellular polymers were of the amorphous aragonite-like CaCO3 was found to take place within the tightly bound extracellular polymeric

  1. Fast evaluation of the fatigue lifetime of rubber-like materials based on a heat build-up protocol and

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Fast evaluation of the fatigue lifetime of rubber-like materials based on a heat build-up protocol Cedex, France Abstract The temperature of rubber-like materials increases under cyclic loadings, due results. Key words: rubber-like materials, heat build-up, infrared thermography, X-ray micro

  2. Neuropeptide Y-like immunoreactivity in rat cranial parasympathetic neurons: coexistence with vasoactive intestinal peptide and choline acetyltransferase

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    Leblanc, G.C.; Trimmer, B.A.; Landis, S.C.

    1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is widely distributed in the sympathetic nervous system, where it is colocalized with norepinephrine. The authors report here that NPY-immunoreactive neurons are also abundant in three cranial parasympathetic ganglia, the otic, sphenopalatine, and ciliary, in the rat measured by radioimmunoassay. High-performance liquid chromatographic analysis of the immunoreactive material present in the otic ganglion indicates that this material is very similar to porcine NPY and indistinguishable from the NPY-like immunoreactivity present in rat sympathetic neurons. These findings raise the possibility that NPY acts as a neuromodulator in the parasympathetic as well as the sympathetic nervous system. In contrast to what had been observed for sympathetic neurons, NPY-immunoreactive neurons in cranial parasympathetic ganglia do not contain detectable catecholamines or tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity, and many do contain immunoreactivity for vasoactive intestinal peptide and/or choline acetyltransferase. These findings suggest that there is no simple rule governing coexpression of NPY with norepinephrine, acetylcholine, or vasoactive intestinal peptide in autonomic neurons. Further, while functional studies have indicated that NPY exerts actions on the peripheral vasculature which are antagonistic to those of acetylcholine and vasoactive intestinal peptide, the present results raise the possibility that these three substances may have complementary effects on other target tissues.

  3. Tutoring System for Dance Learning

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    Kannan, Rajkumar; Ramadoss, Balakrishnan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent advances in hardware sophistication related to graphics display, audio and video devices made available a large number of multimedia and hypermedia applications. These multimedia applications need to store and retrieve the different forms of media like text, hypertext, graphics, still images, animations, audio and video. Dance is one of the important cultural forms of a nation and dance video is one such multimedia types. Archiving and retrieving the required semantics from these dance media collections is a crucial and demanding multimedia application. This paper summarizes the difference dance video archival techniques and systems. Keywords: Multimedia, Culture Media, Metadata archival and retrieval systems, MPEG-7, XML.

  4. VERY LOW MASS STELLAR AND SUBSTELLAR COMPANIONS TO SOLAR-LIKE STARS FROM MARVELS. I. A LOW-MASS RATIO STELLAR COMPANION TO TYC 4110-01037-1 IN A 79 DAY ORBIT

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    Stassun, Keivan

    TYC 4110-01037-1 has a low-mass stellar companion, whose small mass ratio and short orbital period are atypical among binary systems with solar-like (T [subscript eff] [< over ~] 6000 K) primary stars. Our analysis of TYC ...

  5. ay 1 Mysteries of Brain : Come and `learn about the brain'. Have you wondered, "What is our brain like?" "How do we sense things around us?" and "How do we react to our environment?"

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    Narayanan, H.

    of Brain : Come and `learn about the brain'. Have you wondered, "What is our brain like?" "How do we sense about `neuron' as a basic unit of the brain, structure of the brain, functions closely associated with brain lobes and hemispheres and understanding the nervous system Special Focus: Brain Hemispheres

  6. yale school of forestry & environmental studies What Do Healthy Rural Economies Look Like

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    Haller, Gary L.

    yale school of forestry & environmental studies What Do Healthy Rural Economies Look Like in the U at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Publication Series website: www.yale.edu/environment/publications © 2013 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. This report may be reproduced without written

  7. Parallel Scan-Like Testing and Fault Diagnosis Techniques for Digital Microfluidic Biochips*

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    Chakrabarty, Krishnendu

    Parallel Scan-Like Testing and Fault Diagnosis Techniques for Digital Microfluidic Biochips* Tao Xu, USA {tx, krish}@ee.duke.edu Abstract Dependability is an important attribute for microfluidic biochips diagnosis method based on test outcomes, for droplet-based microfluidic devices. The proposed method allows

  8. Virtual MISO Triggers in WiFi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly

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    Knightly, Edward W.

    Virtual MISO Triggers in WiFi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly ECE Department, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005 Technical Report Abstract--Virtual Multiple-Input Single-Output (vMISO) sys- tems distribute multi-antenna diversity capabilities between a sending and a cooperating node. vMISO

  9. Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly

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    Knightly, Edward W.

    Virtual MISO Triggers in Wi-Fi-like Networks Oscar Bejarano and Edward W. Knightly ECE Department-Input Single-Output (vMISO) sys- tems distribute multi-antenna diversity capabilities between a sending and a cooperating node. vMISO has the potential to vastly improve wireless link reliability and bit error rates

  10. Dense granular ows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law with threshold

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    Recanati, Catherine

    robust scaling behav- iors in various ow geomerties for dry grains, whether frictional or not [2, 4Dense granular ows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law a constitutive law that exhibits a ow threshold expressed as a #12;nite e#11;ective friction at ow onset

  11. Dense granular flows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law with threshold

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Dense granular flows: two-particle argument accounts for friction-like constitutive law that exhibits a flow threshold expressed as a finite effective friction at flow onset. The value 83.10.Gr 83.60.La I. INTRODUCTION Dense flows of dry granular materials and granular pastes is still

  12. Combining Kalman Filtering and Markov Localization in NetworkLike Environments

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    Thiébaux, Sylvie

    Combining Kalman Filtering and Markov Localization in Network­Like Environments Sylvie Thi and robustness of Markov localization with the accuracy and efficiency of Kalman filtering. This is achieved by letting Markov localization handle the topological aspects of the problem, and Kalman filtering the metric

  13. Modeling of Plate-Like Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys--Comparison between Phase Field and Cellular

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    Chen, Long-Qing

    Modeling of Plate-Like Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys--Comparison between Phase Field and Cellular artificial ageing of aluminum alloys: the phase field and the cellular automaton methods. Although both and computationally effective for the application of precipitation modeling. Keywords Aluminum alloys, Cellular

  14. DEVELOPMENT OF FISH-LIKE SWIMMING BEHAVIOURS FOR AN AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC FISH

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    Hu, Huosheng

    DEVELOPMENT OF FISH-LIKE SWIMMING BEHAVIOURS FOR AN AUTONOMOUS ROBOTIC FISH Jindong Liu, Ian Dukes CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom Email: {jliua, idukes, rrknig, hhu}@essex.ac.uk Keywords: Robotic fish the fish movement into several basic behaviours, namely straight cruise, cruise in turn and sharp turn

  15. DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES

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    Boyer, Edmond

    DETECTION OF IMPULSE-LIKE AIRBORNE SOUND FOR DAMAGE IDENTIFICATION IN ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES burdens of wind turbines. To detect damage of rotor blades, several research projects focus on an acoustic, rotor blade, wind turbine INTRODUCTION There are several publications of non destructive damage

  16. How common are dot-like distributions? Taxonomical oversplitting in western European Agrodiaetus

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    Pierce, Naomi E.

    How common are dot-like distributions? Taxonomical oversplitting in western European Agrodiaetusbij_1481 130..154 Approximately 50 taxa of butterflies in Western Europe have been described as new, the Balkan Peninsula and Crimea, or to small Mediterranean islands (Kudrna, 2002). Usually, these dot

  17. Arctic sea ice velocity field: General circulation and turbulent-like fluctuations

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Arctic sea ice velocity field: General circulation and turbulent-like fluctuations P. Rampal,1,2 J the Arctic sea ice velocity field as the superposition of a mean field and fluctuations. We study how subtracting the mean field, are analyzed in terms of diffusion properties. Although the Arctic sea ice cover

  18. A Viterbi-like algorithm and EM learning for statistical abduction Taisuke SATO Yoshitaka KAMEYA

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    Sato, Taisuke

    A Viterbi-like algorithm and EM learning for statistical abduction Taisuke SATO Yoshitaka KAMEYA@mi.cs.titech.ac.jp Abstract We propose statistical abduction as a #12;rst- order logical framework for representing and learning probabilistic knowledge. It com- bines logical abduction with a parameter- ized distribution over

  19. Toolkit for Teaching Steering Behaviors for 3D Human-like Virtual Agents (Demonstration)

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    Brom, Cyril

    of steering behaviors for Pogamut toolkit for developing control mechanisms of virtual agents. The second one]: Model Development General Terms Algorithms Keywords Steering behaviors, Human-like virtual agents behavior shows that steering behaviors may not only control low-level navigation, but they may also be used

  20. Inorganica Chimica Acta 332 (2002) 127134 Bimetallic sheet and 3D threefold interpenetrating diamond-like

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    Gao, Song

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    interpenetrating dia- mond [13], a-polonium networks [16,17], other compli- cated 3D networks [18,22]. It has been found that the network topology of anionic coor- dination polymers like M(dca)3 - and M(dca)4 on that heterometallic networks can be built by further coordination bonding of the anionic dca coordi- nation polymer

  1. 20 EINSTEIN : SPRING/SUMMER 2013 Major victories are likely as Einstein researchers

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    Yates, Andrew

    20 EINSTEIN : SPRING/SUMMER 2013 Major victories are likely as Einstein researchers attack 1921 and has proven notoriously inconsistent in protecting against TB. At Einstein, home to one teams of Einstein scientists are working on novel TB vaccines that may one day replace the BCG vac- cine

  2. Electrochemical CO2 and CO Reduction on Metal-Functionalized Porphyrin-like Graphene

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    Thygesen, Kristian

    Electrochemical CO2 and CO Reduction on Metal-Functionalized Porphyrin-like Graphene Vladimir-functionalized graphene structures have been investigated as possible catalysts for CO2 and CO reduction to methane to this problem is to reduce CO instead of CO2. Volcano plots were constructed on the basis of scaling relations

  3. 2005 Nature Publishing Group Mammal-like muscles power swimming in a

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    DeWitt, Thomas J.

    dorsal fin, where the RM is most abundant, showed that all sharks had a core temperature about 18­20 8C© 2005 Nature Publishing Group Mammal-like muscles power swimming in a cold-water shark Diego, within the fishes the tunas and lamnid sharks deviate from the ectothermic strategy, maintaining elevated

  4. Introduction The use of ethanol as a gasoline additive is likely to

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    Alvarez, Pedro J.

    Introduction The use of ethanol as a gasoline additive is likely to increase in the near future will also lead to additional ethanol use. There- fore, it is important to understand how ethanol affects that the presence of ethanol could have undesirable effects on the biodegradation of BTEX (i.e., benzene, toluene

  5. Phylogeography of pipistrelle-like bats within the Canary Islands, based on mtDNA sequences

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    Brown, Richard

    Phylogeography of pipistrelle-like bats within the Canary Islands, based on mtDNA sequences J January 2002; received in revised form 7 July 2002 Abstract Evolution of three Canary Island by comparison of 1 kbp of mtDNA (from cytochrome b and 16S rRNA genes) between islands. mtDNA reveals that both

  6. Wavelet Denoising of Chirp-Like Signals in the Fourier Domain

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    Harris, John G.

    Wavelet Denoising of Chirp-Like Signals in the Fourier Domain Liping Deng and John G. Harris- Wavelet shrinkage is a simple yet powerful tool for denoising piecewise smooth signals. In this paper we conventional wavelet shrinkage. Then, we obtain the resulting time domain signal with the inverse Fourier

  7. Excitation energies and transition rates in the 3d2 states of Ca-like ions

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    Johnson, Walter R.

    Excitation energies and transition rates in the 3d2 states of Ca-like ions U. I. Safronova,1 W. R October 2000; published 14 February 2001 Energies, transition probabilities, and lifetimes are calculated matrix elements. The resulting transition energies and lifetimes are compared with experimental values

  8. Synthesis of graphene-like nanosheets and their hydrogen adsorption capacity

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    synthesized by the reduction of a colloidal suspen- sion of exfoliated graphite oxide. The morphology exfoliated natural graphite oxide (GO). After reduction this material consists of agglomerated and wrin- kled-like nanosheets by chemically reducing exfoliated graphite oxide, and investigated the hydrogen adsorption

  9. Distributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles

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    Dimarogonas, Dimos

    Vehicles (AUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or automated Air Traffic Control (ATC) in general, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. ddimar@mit.edu underwater vehicles, the aboveDistributed 3D Navigation and Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Aircraft-like Vehicles Giannis P

  10. On The Method of Precise Calculations Of Energy Levels of Hydrogen-like Atoms

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    N. A. Boikova; Y. N. Tyukhtyaev; R. N. Faustov

    2003-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a method for deriving logarithmic corrections in the mass ratio to the S-level of a hydrogen-like atom. With this method, a number of new corrections of this type are calculated analitically for the first time.

  11. CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN ARABLE SOILS IS LIKELY TO INCREASE NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS, OFFSETTING

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    CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN ARABLE SOILS IS LIKELY TO INCREASE NITROUS OXIDE EMISSIONS, OFFSETTING in strategies for climate protection. 1. Introduction Carbon sequestration has been highlighted recently concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmo- sphere include sequestering carbon (C) in soils

  12. H2S Induces a Suspended AnimationLike State in Mice

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    Storey, Kenneth B.

    H2S Induces a Suspended Animation­Like State in Mice Eric Blackstone,1,2 Mike Morrison,2 Mark B sulfide (H2S) is a specific, potent, and reversible inhibitor of complex IV (cytochrome c oxidase and CBT in mammals. When mice were exposed to 80 ppm of H2S, their oxygen (O2) consumption dropped by È50

  13. Synthesis and characterization of flower-like {beta}-Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures

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    Luo Yuanyuan [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Duan Guotao [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Li Guanghai [Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)], E-mail: ghli@issp.ac.cn

    2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Flower-like Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures have been synthesized through a one-step mild hydrothermal reaction with the aid of ethylenediamine in NiCl{sub 2} aqueous solution. The flower with the size of several micrometers in diameter is composed of the ultra-thin nanosheets of several nanometers in thickness. It was found the ethylenediamine is vital to the formation of the flower-like nanoarchitectures. The influence of the concentration of the ethylenediamine and the reaction temperature on the formation of the flowers was analyzed and the formation mechanism of the flowers was proposed. Such flower-like {beta}-Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures will find potential applications in the fields, such as electrode, or will be used as a starting material to produce NiO, which is widely used in the magnetic, catalysts, sensor and electrochromic devices. - Graphical abstract: Flower-like Ni(OH){sub 2} nanoarchitectures were synthesized by a one-step mild hydrothermal reaction with the aid of ethylenediamine in NiCl{sub 2} aqueous solution. The flower with the size of several micrometers in diameter is composed of the ultra-thin nanosheets of several nanometers in thickness. The flowers could be in catalysts, sensor and electrochromic devices, and alkaline rechargeable batteries.

  14. Entanglement entropies in the ground states of helium-like atoms

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    Przemyslaw Koscik; Anna Okopinska

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the entanglement in the ground states of helium and helium-like ions using an original Hylleraas expansion. The von Neumann and linear entropies of the reduced density matrix are accurately computed by performing the Schmidt decomposition of the S singlet spatial wavefunctions. The results presented are more accurate than currently available in published literature.

  15. Damage to nearby divertor components of ITER-like devices during giant ELMs and disruptions

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Damage to nearby divertor components of ITER-like devices during giant ELMs and disruptions. Fusion 50 (2010) 115004 (7pp) doi:10.1088/0029-5515/50/11/115004 Damage to nearby divertor components. The simulation results of the integrated modelling indicate a significant potential damage of the divertor nearby

  16. Star-like polymer click-functionalized with small capping molecules: an initial investigation into

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    , as well as being examined by proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H-NMR), Fourier transform infrared -pentylbiphenyl (5CB). Structure and phase behavior were evaluated by AFM and optical imaging. Star-like PAA display technology,3,4,20 photonics,5,21,22 optics,3,5,17,23 sensors and metamaterials.3,17 Furthermore

  17. C-V Profiling of Ultrashallow Junctions using a Step-Like Background Doping Profile

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    C-V Profiling of Ultrashallow Junctions using a Step-Like Background Doping Profile Milos Popadi, Delft, The Netherlands m.popadic@tudelft.nl Abstract--A novel C-V profiling method that enables profiling of ultrashallow and ultra-abrupt junctions is described. The method takes advantage of a peculiar

  18. Advances in PSII Deposited Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Use as a Corrosion Barrier

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    Advances in PSII Deposited Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Use as a Corrosion Barrier R. S to improve corrosion resistance, however, the necessary organometallics needed to implant these materials to produce an adherent, hard, wear and, corrosion-resistant coating plays a vital role. These applications

  19. Learn What a Heart Attack Feels Like--It Could Save Your Life.

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    Bandettini, Peter A.

    Learn What a Heart Attack Feels Like-- It Could Save Your Life. This fact sheet tells you about heart attack signs. It also tells you what to do if you are having any of these signs. Take these steps. They could save your life. 1. Know the signs of a heart attack. 2. Understand that heart attacks are not all

  20. Tycho Brahe didn't like to talk about his data. Throughout his life, he kept

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    Loss, Daniel

    Tycho Brahe didn't like to talk about his data. Throughout his life, he kept his meticulously, in particular) Johannes Kepler. Only after Tycho's death in 1601 did Kepler gain full access to the data historical characters including Isaac Newton, if not Tycho or Kepler), and solving Sudoku puzzles. In fact

  1. Searching for an Axion-like Particle at the Large Hadron Collider

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    Claudio Coriano; Marco Guzzi; Antonio Mariano

    2009-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Axion-like particles are an important part of the spectrum of anomalous gauge theories involving modified mechanisms of cancellation of the gauge anomalies. Among these are intersecting brane models, which are characterized by the presence of one physical axion. We overview a recent study of their supersymmetric construction and some LHC studies of the productions rates for a gauged axion.

  2. Non-classical properties of quantum wave packets propagating in a Kerr-like medium

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    C. Sudheesh; S. Lakshmibala; V. Balakrishnan

    2005-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate non-classical effects such as fractional revivals, squeezing and higher-order squeezing of photon-added coherent states propagating through a Kerr-like medium.The Wigner functions corresponding to these states at the instants of fractional revivals are obtained, and the extent of non-classicality quantified.

  3. Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's

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    #12;Jet-like circulations occur in the `simple' geometries of gas planets and Earth's liquid The Jet Stream Conundrum Baldwin, Rhines, Huang & McIntyre, Nature 2007 #12;For Earth's oceans, density and jets Tracks of fast sea- surface drifters, Jakobsen 1994 #12;channels & atmospheres: PV stirring

  4. Kalinella bambusicola gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel coccoid Chlorella-like subaerial alga

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    -like subaerial alga from Southeast Asiapre_534 159..169 Jirí Neustupa,* Yvonne Nemcová, Marek Eliás and Pavel, Czech Republic SUMMARY The traditional green algal genus Chlorella, which com- prised coccoid algae lineage of the trebouxiophycean Watanabea clade, dissimilar from other members of this group. The alga has

  5. Osteoblast proliferation on neat and apatite-like calcium phosphate-coated titanium foam scaffolds

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    Tas, A. Cuneyt

    Osteoblast proliferation on neat and apatite-like calcium phosphate-coated titanium foam scaffolds-bearing ability of lightweight titanium made it possible to be used as a biomaterial, especially in hip revision and fixation surgery. It was initially shown that sand-blasted or surface-roughened titanium implants had

  6. Relationship of the commutation rules to classical-like representations of quantum angular momenta addition

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    addition Alejandro Morales and Alejandro Amaya-Tapia Centro de Ciencias Fi´sicas, Universidad Nacional Auto 1999 We perform an analysis of a graphical representation for the addition of two angular momenta addition of angular momenta may be represented using classical-like diagrams. © 1999 American Association

  7. ENHANCEMENT OF SUPERCONDUCTING Tc IN Pd-H LIKE COMPOUNDS BY OPTICAL PHONONS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1227 ENHANCEMENT OF SUPERCONDUCTING Tc IN Pd-H LIKE COMPOUNDS BY OPTICAL PHONONS J. P. BURGER and D.450 1. Introduction. - The high superconducting tran- sition temperatures recently observed in Pd [1 interaction inhibiting superconductivity in pure Pd. As the density of states in Pd-H is rather similar [5

  8. proteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS STITCHER: Dynamic assembly of likely

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    Gifford, David K.

    the right conditions, a great many, perhaps most, proteins have the potential to form amyloids. The tendency. In addition, significant conformational heterogeneity is known or suspected to exist in many amyloid fibrilsproteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS STITCHER: Dynamic assembly of likely amyloid

  9. Oligomeric Assembly of Native-like Precursors Precedes Amyloid Formation by -2 Microglobulin

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    Miranker, Andrew

    intermediates suggest that this protein forms fibrils by structural domain swapping. Amyloid fibers are highlyOligomeric Assembly of Native-like Precursors Precedes Amyloid Formation by -2 MicroglobulinVed January 29, 2004; ReVised Manuscript ReceiVed March 19, 2004 ABSTRACT: The deposition of -2-microglobulin

  10. Viability Studies of Biofuels Though biofuels (like ethanol) promise renewable "green" energy, these

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    Viability Studies of Biofuels Though biofuels (like ethanol) promise renewable "green" energy cannot possibly meet U.S. energy demands, and current methods of biofuel production often consume as much energy as they produce. If biofuels are to be viable long-term energy solutions, we need new sources

  11. Wrinkle development analysis in thin sail-like structures using MITC shell finite elements

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Wrinkle development analysis in thin sail-like structures using MITC shell finite elements D submitted to Finite Elements in Analysis and Design September 20, 2012 hal-00733994,version1-20Sep2012 Author manuscript, published in "Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 64 (2013) 48-64" DOI : 10.1016/j

  12. Phonon-like excitation in secondary and tertiary structure of hydrated protein Mingda Li,a

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    Chen, Sow-Hsin

    Phonon-like excitation in secondary and tertiary structure of hydrated protein powders Mingda Li dispersion relations and their damping in two hydrated proteins, a-chymotrypsinogen A and casein, differing transition temperature TD: hydrated proteins are conformationally flexible and enzymatically active above TD

  13. Mining Likely Properties of Access Control Policies via Association Rule Mining

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    Xie, Tao

    Mining Likely Properties of Access Control Policies via Association Rule Mining JeeHyun Hwang1 Tao.hu@nist.gov maltunay@fnal.gov Abstract. Access control mechanisms are used to control which princi- pals (such as users Introduction Access control mechanisms are used to control which principals (such as users or processes) have

  14. Design Technical Brief A Geometric Path Planner for Car-like

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    Deng, Jiansong

    Journal of Mechanical Design Technical Brief A Geometric Path Planner for Car-like Robots Shiang a refined slabbing method, originally used for free-flying robots, for finding efficient paths for nonholo- nomic robots. Our method takes kinematic constraints and rever- sal maneuvers into account. We create

  15. NONLINEAR TRACKING CONTROL OF A CAR-LIKE MOBILE ROBOT VIA DYNAMIC FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION

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    Hu, Huosheng

    NONLINEAR TRACKING CONTROL OF A CAR-LIKE MOBILE ROBOT VIA DYNAMIC FEEDBACK LINEARIZATION Erfu Yang Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan Keywords: Nonlinear tracking control, Mobile robot behaviour for mobile robots. This paper addresses the nonlinear trajectory tracking control problem

  16. Estimates for temperature in projectile like fragment in geometric and transport models

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    Mallik, S; Chaudhuri, G

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Projectile like fragments emerging from heavy ion collision have an excitation energy which is often labeled by a temperature. This temperature was recently calculated using a geometric model. We expand the geometric model to include also dynamic effects using a transport model. The temperatures so deduced agree quite well with values of temperature needed to fit experimental data.

  17. Mar 24th 2011 | from the print edition 0 40Like Battery technology

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    Braun, Paul

    by electrodeposition--like nickel-plating a piece of steel. After that, the material is heated, to melt the polystyrene, nickel-metal hydride batteries were preferred for many applications. Even now, they are cheaper than, indeed, opalescent. The next stage is to fill the gaps between the spheres with nickel. This is done

  18. Comment on the future of the Bonneville Power Administration Jim G. Likes, Thurston County, WA

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    Comment on the future of the Bonneville Power Administration Jim G. Likes, Thurston County, WA Bonneville is a regional agency that markets federal hydropower and augments its power supply with market, everyday citizens, to pay illegally inflated power costs. Because of this, Bonneville should have the legal

  19. The Minimum Distance of Turbo-Like Codes Louay Bazzi, Mohammad Mahdian, Daniel A. Spielman

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    Spielman, Daniel A.

    1 The Minimum Distance of Turbo-Like Codes Louay Bazzi, Mohammad Mahdian, Daniel A. Spielman Abstract--Worst-case upper bounds are derived on the minimum distance of parallel concatenated Turbo codes that parallel-concatenated Turbo codes and repeat-convolute codes with sub-linear memory are asymptotically bad

  20. A squeeze-like operator approach to position-dependent mass in quantum mechanics

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    Moya-Cessa, Héctor M.; Soto-Eguibar, Francisco [Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Calle Luis Enrique Erro No. 1, Santa María Tonantzintla, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla CP 72840 (Mexico); Christodoulides, Demetrios N. [CREOL/College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2700 (United States)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We provide a squeeze-like transformation that allows one to remove a position dependent mass from the Hamiltonian. Methods to solve the Schrödinger equation may then be applied to find the respective eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. As an example, we consider a position-dependent-mass that leads to the integrable Morse potential and therefore to well-known solutions.

  1. ENGINEERING & SCIENCE fall 201014 Left: Looking like a knight in a chain-mail hood,

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    ENGINEERING & SCIENCE fall 201014 Left: Looking like a knight in a chain-mail hood, Koch dons not with a penchant for horror cinema, but with a toothache. "I was teaching a course at the Marine Biological processes is beginning to throw light on how the conscious mind works. #12;fall 2010 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

  2. What is a seismic reflector like? Nathalie Favretto-Cristini1

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    Boyer, Edmond

    What is a seismic reflector like? Nathalie Favretto-Cristini1 , Paul Cristini1 , and Eric de of reflectors from a seismic viewpoint. This region is repre- sented by a volume of integration of medium and syncline type. The maximum vertical extent might be larger than the seismic wavelengths for subcritical

  3. The low-frequency sound speed of fluid-like gas-bearing sediments

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    Wilson, Preston S.

    /s with negligible dispersion between 100 and 400 Hz. The sediment's void fraction and bubble size distribution these and other similar studies, the various models for sound propagation in gassy sediments8­10 have gone largelyThe low-frequency sound speed of fluid-like gas-bearing sediments Preston S. Wilson Applied

  4. Improved Confinement in JET High {beta} Plasmas with an ITER-Like Wall

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    Challis, C D; Beurskens, M; Buratti, P; Delabie, E; Drewelow, P; Frassinetti, L; Giroud, C; Hawkes, N; Hobirk, J; Joffrin, E; Keeling, D; King, D B; Maggi, C F; Mailloux, J; Marchetto, C; McDonald, D; Nunes, I; Pucella, G; Saarelma, S; Simpson, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The replacement of the JET carbon wall (C-wall) by a Be/W ITER-like wall (ILW) has affected the plasma energy confinement. To investigate this, experiments have been performed with both the C-wall and ILW to vary the heating power over a wide range for plasmas with different shapes.

  5. VOLUME 88 NUMBER 19 8 MAY 2007 Methane hydrate is a clathrate, an ice-like

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    Mazzini, Adriano

    ., 1999; Bouriak et al., 2000; Hovland and Svensen, 2006], the pres- ence of gas hydrate had never been are lined with hydrate and whether any free gas exists in the chimneys, and to provide evidence209 VOLUME 88 NUMBER 19 8 MAY 2007 Methane hydrate is a clathrate, an ice-like solid formed from

  6. System Effectiveness

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    Powell, Danny H [ORNL] [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An effective risk assessment system is needed to address the threat posed by an active or passive insider who, acting alone or in collusion, could attempt diversion or theft of nuclear material. It is critical that a nuclear facility conduct a thorough self-assessment of the material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system to evaluate system effectiveness. Self-assessment involves vulnerability analysis and performance testing of the MPC&A system. The process should lead to confirmation that mitigating features of the system effectively minimize the threat, or it could lead to the conclusion that system improvements or upgrades are necessary to achieve acceptable protection against the threat. Analysis of the MPC&A system is necessary to understand the limits and vulnerabilities of the system to internal threats. Self-assessment helps the facility be prepared to respond to internal threats and reduce the risk of theft or diversion of nuclear material. MSET is a self-assessment or inspection tool utilizing probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) methodology to calculate the system effectiveness of a nuclear facility's MPC&A system. MSET analyzes the effectiveness of an MPC&A system based on defined performance metrics for MPC&A functions based on U.S. and international best practices and regulations. A facility's MC&A system can be evaluated at a point in time and reevaluated after upgrades are implemented or after other system changes occur. The total system or specific subareas within the system can be evaluated. Areas of potential performance improvement or system upgrade can be assessed to determine where the most beneficial and cost-effective improvements should be made. Analyses of risk importance factors show that sustainability is essential for optimal performance. The analyses reveal where performance degradation has the greatest detrimental impact on total system risk and where performance improvements have the greatest reduction in system risk. The risk importance factors show the amount of risk reduction achievable with potential upgrades and the amount of risk reduction actually achieved after upgrades are completed. Applying the risk assessment tool gives support to budget prioritization by showing where budget support levels must be sustained for MC&A functions most important to risk. Results of the risk assessment are also useful in supporting funding justifications for system improvements that significantly reduce system risk.

  7. Medical Devices and Systems PRECISE Center

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    Rajkumar, Ragunathan "Raj"

    that are not likely to be met by research in your field alone? ­ Advances in medical devices domain requires12/16/2008 1 Medical Devices and Systems Insup Lee PRECISE Center Department Computer and Information Science University of Pennsylvania 12/15/08 CPS Information Day Medical Devices Containing

  8. Survivability validation protocol issues for a system-of-systems

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    Brock, G.; Ianacone, K.J.; Stringer, T.A. [Kaman Sciences Corp., Colorado Springs, CO (United States)

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper illuminates the various issues confronting a protocol developer as he attempts to construct a system-of-systems (SOS) survivability validation protocol. These issues are considered in the context of a Battle Management Command, Control, and Communications (BMC{sup 3}) network in the form of a Hypothetical System Architecture consisting of air, sea, ground, and space platforms. The purpose of the protocol of concem is to validate the nuclear survivability of the BMC{sup 3} SOS. To achieve this validation, the combined susceptibilities of the SOS platforms and communications links must be considered. A basic SOS simulation concept is described, which assumes individual platform survivability. The nuclear environments to be considered in the simulation are outlined with a discussion of the relationship to basic system susceptibility. Various validation concepts for the SOS protocol are summarized in relation to the life cycle phase during which they would be utilized. Computer simulation issues are discussed, including the environments to be modeled, validation of the codes, documentation, and configuration control. Concluding remarks center on the most likely way of simulating nuclear effects and on treating simulation tools like mission critical items.

  9. Dynamical real numbers and living systems

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    Dhurjati Prasad Datta

    2010-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently uncovered second derivative discontinuous solutions of the simplest linear ordinary differential equation define not only an nonstandard extension of the framework of the ordinary calculus, but also provide a dynamical representation of the ordinary real number system. Every real number can be visualized as a living cell -like structure, endowed with a definite evolutionary arrow. We discuss the relevance of this extended calculus in the study of living systems. We also present an intelligent version of the Newton's first law of motion.

  10. On the importance of satellite lines to the He-like K ALPHA complex and the G ratio for calcium, iron, and nickel

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    J. Oelgoetz; C. J. Fontes; H. L. Zhang; S. N. Nahar; A. K. Pradhan

    2008-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    New, more detailed calculations of the emission spectra of the He-like K ALPHA complex of calcium, iron and nickel have been carried out using data from both distorted-wave and R-matrix calculations. The value of the GD ratio (an extended definition of the G ratio that accounts for the effect of resolved and unresolved satellite lines) is significantly enhanced at temperatures below the temperature of He-like maximum abundance. Furthermore it is shown that satellite lines are important contributors to the GD ratio such that GD/G>1 at temperatures well above the temperature of maximum abundance. These new calculations demonstrate, with an improved treatment of the KLn (n>=3) satellite lines, that K ALPHA satellite lines need to be included in models of He like spectra even at relatively high temperatures. The excellent agreement between spectra and line ratios calculated from R-matrix and distorted-wave data also confirms the validity of models based on distorted-wave data for highly charged systems, provided the effect of resonances are taken into account as independent processes.

  11. EDM, Axions, AxionEDM, Axions, Axion--Like ParticlesLike Particles, and, and TheThe Dark SideDark SideTheThe Dark SideDark Side

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    Pines, Alexander

    EDM, Axions, AxionEDM, Axions, Axion--Like ParticlesLike Particles, and, and TheThe Dark Side EDM · Proposed search for cosmic domains of A i Lik P i lAxion Like Particles 3 CP violation workshop 2013 #12;10-12 · Introduced to solve strong CP problem in QCD: · why is n-EDM so small?y · Axions may

  12. 2+1 Quantum Gravity with Barbero-Immirzi like parameter on Toric Spatial Foliation

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    Rudranil Basu; Samir K Paul

    2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider gravity in 2+1 space-time dimensions, with negative cosmological constant and a `Barbero-Immirzi' (B-I) like parameter, when the space-time topology is of the form $ T^2 \\times \\mathbbm{R}$. The phase space structure, both in covariant and canonical framework is analyzed. Full quantization of the theory in the 'constrain first' approach reveals a finite dimensional physical Hilbert space. An explicit construction of wave functions is presented. The dimension of the Hilbert space is found to depend on the `Barbero-Immirzi' like parameter in an interesting fashion. Comparative study of this parameter in light of some of the recent findings in literarure for similar theories is presented.

  13. 3D climate modeling of Earth-like extrasolar planets orbiting different types of host stars

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    Godolt, M; Hamann-Reinus, A; Kitzmann, D; Kunze, M; Langematz, U; von Paris, P; Patzer, A B C; Rauer, H; Stracke, B

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential habitability of a terrestrial planet is usually defined by the possible existence of liquid water on its surface. The potential presence of liquid water depends on many factors such as, most importantly, surface temperatures. The properties of the planetary atmosphere and its interaction with the radiative energy provided by the planet's host star are thereby of decisive importance. In this study we investigate the influence of different main-sequence stars upon the climate of Earth-like extrasolar planets and their potential habitability by applying a 3D Earth climate model accounting for local and dynamical processes. The calculations have been performed for planets with Earth-like atmospheres at orbital distances where the total amount of energy received from the various host stars equals the solar constant. In contrast to previous 3D modeling studies, we include the effect of ozone radiative heating upon the vertical temperature structure of the atmospheres. The global orbital mean results o...

  14. Plasma spraying method for forming diamond and diamond-like coatings

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    Holcombe, Cressie E. (Farragut, TN); Seals, Roland D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Price, R. Eugene (Knoxville, TN)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and composition for the deposition of a thick layer (10) of diamond or diamond-like material. The method includes high temperature processing wherein a selected composition (12) including at least glassy carbon is heated in a direct current plasma arc device to a selected temperature above the softening point, in an inert atmosphere, and is propelled to quickly quenched on a selected substrate (20). The softened or molten composition (18) crystallizes on the substrate (20) to form a thick deposition layer (10) comprising at least a diamond or diamond-like material. The selected composition (12) includes at least glassy carbon as a primary constituent (14) and may include at least one secondary constituent (16). Preferably, the secondary constituents (16) are selected from the group consisting of at least diamond powder, boron carbide (B.sub.4 C) powder and mixtures thereof.

  15. Ultrafast field control of symmetry, reciprocity, and reversibility in buckled graphene-like materials

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    Kelardeh, Hamed Koochaki; Stockman, Mark I

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We theoretically show that buckled two-dimensional graphene-like materials (silicene and germanene) subjected to a femtosecond strong optical pulse can be controlled by the optical field component normal to their plane. In such strong fields, these materials are predicted to exhibit non-reciprocal reflection, optical rectification and generation of electric currents both parallel and normal to the in-plane field direction. Reversibility of the conduction band population is also field- and carrier-envelope phase controllable. There is a net charge transfer along the material plane that is also dependent on the normal field component. Thus a graphene-like buckled material behaves analogously to a field-effect transistor controlled and driven by the electric field of light with subcycle (femtosecond) speed.

  16. Distinguishing a SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from SM Higgs boson at muon collider

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    Jai Kumar Singhal; Sardar Singh; Ashok K Nagawat

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We explore the possibility of distinguishing the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson via Higgs boson pair production at future muon collider. We study the behavior of the production cross section in SM and MSSM with Higgs boson mass for various choices of MSSM parameters tan \\beta and m\\sub A. We observe that at fixed CM energy, in the SM, the total cross section increases with the increase in Higgs boson mass whereas this trend is reversed for the MSSM case. The changes that occur for the MSSM case in comparison to the SM predictions are quantified in terms of the relative percentage deviation in cross section. The observed large deviations in cross section for different choices of Higgs mass suggest that the measurements of the cross section could possibly distinguish the SM-like MSSM Higgs boson from the SM Higgs boson.

  17. LPM Interference and Cherenkov-like Gluon Bremsstrahlung in DenseMatter

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    Majumder, Abhijit; Wang, Xin-Nian

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Gluon bremsstrahlung induced by multiple parton scattering in a finite dense medium has a unique angular distribution with respect to the initial parton direction. A dead-cone structure with an opening angle; theta2{sub 0}; approx 2(1-z)/(zLE) for gluons with fractional energy z arises from the Landau-Pomeran chuck-Migdal (LPM) interference. In a medium where the gluon's dielectric constant is; epsilon>1, the LPM interference pattern is shown to become Cherenkov-like with an increased opening angle determined by the dielectric constant$/cos2/theta{sub c}=z+(1-z)//epsilon$. For a large dielectric constant/epsilon; gg 1+2/z2LE, the corresponding total radiative parton energy loss is about twice that from normal gluon bremsstrahlung. Implications of this Cherenkov-like gluon bremsstrahlung to the jet correlation pattern in high-energy heavy-ion collisions is discussed.

  18. A Statistic for identifying cosmic string wakes and other sheet-like structure

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    James Robinson; Andreas Albrecht

    1996-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe an implementation of the structure functions of Babul \\& Starkman, in order to quantify the ``sheet-like'' nature of a distribution of matter. We test this statistic on a toy model describing cosmic string wakes, and show that it does a better job than other statistics which have been proposed for distinguishing non-Gaussianity in the form of sheets. We conclude that the most favoured cosmic string model is unlikely to produce a significant increase in the sheet-like nature of the matter distribution beyond that which occurs in Gaussian models (with the same power spectrum) due to the formation of Zeldovich pancakes. Although the statistic was developed in the context of cosmic string wake formation, we expect it to be useful for comparing the observed galaxy distribution with a wide range of theoretical models with different power spectra.

  19. Ground test accelerator control system software

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    Burczyk, L.; Dalesio, R.; Dingler, R.; Hill, J.; Howell, J.A.; Kerstiens, D.; King, R.; Kozubal, A.; Little, C.; Martz, V.; Rothrock, R.; Sutton, J.

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The GTA control system provides an environment in which the automation of a state-of-the-art accelerator can be developed. It makes use of commercially available computers, workstations, computer networks, industrial I/O equipment, and software. This system has built-in supervisory control (like most accelerator control systems), tools to support continuous control (like the process control industry), and sequential control for automatic startup and fault recovery (like few other accelerator control systems). Several software tools support these levels of control: a real-time operating system (VxWorks) with a real-time kernel (VRTX), a configuration database, a sequencer, and a graphics editor. VxWorks supports multitasking, fast context-switching, and preemptive scheduling. VxWorks/VRTX is a network-based development environment specifically designed to work in partnership with the UNIX operating system. A database provides the interface to the accelerator components. It consists of a run time library and a database configuration and editing tool. A sequencer initiates and controls the operation of all sequence programs (expressed as state programs). A graphics editor gives the user the ability to create color graphic displays showing the state of the machine in either text or graphics form. 11 refs., 2 figs.

  20. We need lab experiments to look for axion-like particles

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    Jaeckel, J; Redondo, J; Ringwald, A; Takahashi, F; Jaeckel, Joerg; Masso, Eduard; Redondo, Javier; Ringwald, Andreas; Takahashi, Fuminobu

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The PVLAS signal has renewed the interest in light bosons coupled to the electromagnetic field. However, astrophysical bounds coming from the lifetime of the sun and the CAST experiment are seemingly in conflict with this result. We discuss effective models that allow to suppress production of axion-like particles in the sun and thereby relax the bounds by some orders of magnitude. This stresses the importance of laboratory searches.

  1. Horizon Mechanics and Asymptotic Symmetries with a Immirzi-like Parameter in 2+1 Dimensions

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    Rudranil Basu; Ayan Chatterjee

    2011-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting with a generalized theory of 2+1 gravity containing an Immirzi like parameter, we derive the modified laws of black hole mechanics using the formalism of weak isolated horizons. Definitions of horizon mass and angular momentum emerge naturally in this framework. We further go on to analyze the asymptotic symmetries, as first discussed by Brown and Henneaux, and analyze their implications in a completely covariant phase space framework.

  2. Relativistic configuration-interaction calculation of $K\\alpha$ transition energies in beryllium-like argon

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    Yerokhin, V A; Fritzsche, S

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Relativistic configuration-interaction calculations have been performed for the energy levels of the low-lying and core-excited states of beryllium-like argon, Ar$^{14+}$. These calculations include the one-loop QED effects as obtained by two different methods, the screening-potential approach as well as the model QED operator approach. The calculations are supplemented by a systematic estimation of uncertainties of theoretical predictions.

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

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    Alexis Larranaga; Luz Angela Garcia

    2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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

  4. Implications of theta_13 on Fritzsch-like lepton mass matrices

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    Fakay, Priyanka; Verma, Rohit; Ahuja, Gulsheen; Gupta, Manmohan

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Implications of the lepton mixing angles, in particular of theta_13, have been investigated for minimal as well as non-minimal Fritzsch-like textures for the case of Majorana neutrinos. Both, in minimal texture (texture 6 zero lepton mass matrices) and non-minimal textures (two cases of texture 5 zero lepton mass matrices), inverted hierarchy and degenerate scenario of neutrino masses have been ruled out. The implications of theta_13 have been investigated on the lightest neutrino mass m_\

  5. Implications of theta_13 on Fritzsch-like lepton mass matrices

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    Priyanka Fakay; Samandeep Sharma; Rohit Verma; Gulsheen Ahuja; Manmohan Gupta

    2013-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

    Implications of the lepton mixing angles, in particular of theta_13, have been investigated for minimal as well as non-minimal Fritzsch-like textures for the case of Majorana neutrinos. Both, in minimal texture (texture 6 zero lepton mass matrices) and non-minimal textures (two cases of texture 5 zero lepton mass matrices), inverted hierarchy and degenerate scenario of neutrino masses have been ruled out. The implications of theta_13 have been investigated on the lightest neutrino mass m_\

  6. Fast dynamics of an eel-like robot, comparisons with Navier-Stokes simulations

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    Boyer, Edmond

    the head to the caudal 1 F. Boyer : EMN, IRCCyN, La Chantrerie 4, rue Alfred Kastler B.P. 20722 - 44307Fast dynamics of an eel-like robot, comparisons with Navier-Stokes simulations Frederic Boyer1 Nantes Cedex 3 France. Tel. : +00 33 2 51 85 83 08, Fax : +00 33 2 51 85 83 02, E-mail : frederic.boyer

  7. GREEK LETTERS Learn the names of Greek letters not just the obvious ones like alpha,

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    GREEK LETTERS Learn the names of Greek letters ­ not just the obvious ones like alpha, beta, and pi A ´ (alpha) a B ´ (beta) b ´µµ (gamma) g ´ (delta) d E ´o (epsilon) e Z ´ (zeta) z H ´ (eta) ee ´ (theta atom ´o book ´o basic Bo ´ Boston µ´ geometry ´ language ´ French µo´ democracy ´o tooth ´ energy E

  8. Steam generator support system

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    Moldenhauer, J.E.

    1987-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source is disclosed. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances. 4 figs.

  9. Steam generator support system

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    Moldenhauer, James E. (Simi Valley, CA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A support system for connection to an outer surface of a J-shaped steam generator for use with a nuclear reactor or other liquid metal cooled power source. The J-shaped steam generator is mounted with the bent portion at the bottom. An arrangement of elongated rod members provides both horizontal and vertical support for the steam generator. The rod members are interconnected to the steam generator assembly and a support structure in a manner which provides for thermal distortion of the steam generator without the transfer of bending moments to the support structure and in a like manner substantially minimizes forces being transferred between the support structure and the steam generator as a result of seismic disturbances.

  10. Who Will More Likely Buy PHEV: A Detailed Market Segmentation Analysis

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    Lin, Zhenhong [ORNL] [ORNL; Greene, David L [ORNL] [ORNL

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the diverse PHEV purchase behaviors among prospective new car buyers is key for designing efficient and effective policies for promoting new energy vehicle technologies. The ORNL MA3T model developed for the U.S. Department of Energy is described and used to project PHEV purchase probabilities by different consumers. MA3T disaggregates the U.S. household vehicle market into 1458 consumer segments based on region, residential area, driver type, technology attitude, home charging availability and work charging availability and is calibrated to the EIA s Annual Energy Outlook. Simulation results from MA3T are used to identify the more likely PHEV buyers and provide explanations. It is observed that consumers who have home charging, drive more frequently and live in urban area are more likely to buy a PHEV. Early adopters are projected to be more likely PHEV buyers in the early market, but the PHEV purchase probability by the late majority consumer can increase over time when PHEV gradually becomes a familiar product. Copyright Form of EVS25.

  11. Citation advantage of Open Access articles likely explained by quality differential and media effects

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    Philip M. Davis

    2007-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In a study of articles published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Gunther Eysenbach discovered a significant citation advantage for those articles made freely-available upon publication (Eysenbach 2006). While the author attempted to control for confounding factors that may have explained the citation differential, the study was unable to control for characteristics of the article that may have led some authors to pay the additional page charges ($1,000) for immediate OA status. OA articles published in PNAS were more than twice as likely to be featured on the front cover of the journal (3.3% vs. 1.4%), nearly twice as likely to be picked up by the media (15% vs. 8%) and when cited reached, on average, nearly twice as many news outlets as subscription-based articles (4.2 vs. 2.6). The citation advantage of Open Access articles in PNAS may likely be explained by a quality differential and the amplification of media effects.

  12. Self-avoiding worm-like chain model for dsDNA loop formation

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    Yaroslav Pollak; Sarah Goldberg; Roee Amit

    2014-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute for the first time the effects of excluded volume on the probability for double-stranded DNA to form a loop. We utilize a Monte-Carlo algorithm for generation of large ensembles of self- avoiding worm-like chains, which are used to compute the J-factor for varying lengthscales. In the entropic regime, we confirm the scaling-theory prediction of a power-law drop off of -1.92, which is significantly stronger than the -1.5 power-law predicted by the non-self-avoiding worm-like chain model. In the elastic regime, we find that the angle-independent end-to-end chain distribution is highly anisotropic. This anisotropy, combined with the excluded volume constraints, lead to an increase in the J-factor of the self-avoiding worm-like chain by about half an order of magnitude relative to its non-self-avoiding counterpart. This increase could partially explain the anomalous results of recent cyclization experiments, in which short dsDNA molecules were found to have an increased propensity to form a loop.

  13. Remote Inflation: Hybrid-like inflation without hybrid-type potential

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    Tomohiro Matsuda

    2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A new scenario of hybrid-like inflation is considered without using hybrid-type potential. Radiation raised continuously by a dissipating inflaton field keeps symmetry restoration in a remote sector, and the false-vacuum energy of the remote sector dominates the energy density during inflation. Remote inflation is terminated when the temperature reaches the critical temperature, or when the slow-roll condition is violated. Without introducing a complex form of couplings, inflaton field may either roll-in (like a standard hybrid inflation) or roll-out (like an inverted-hybrid model or quintessential inflation) on arbitrary inflaton potential. Significant signatures of remote inflation can be observed in the spectrum caused by (1) the inhomogeneous phase transition in the remote sector, or (2) a successive phase transition in the remote sector. Remote inflation can predict strong amplification or suppression of small-scale perturbations without introducing multiple inflation. Since the inflaton may have a run-away potential, it is also possible to identify the inflaton with quintessence, without introducing additional mechanisms. Even if the false-vacuum energy is not dominated by the remote sector, the phase transition in the remote sector is possible during warm inflation, which may cause significant amplification/suppression of the curvature perturbations.

  14. Remote inflation: hybrid-like inflation without hybrid-type potential

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    Matsuda, Tomohiro, E-mail: matsuda@sit.ac.jp [Laboratory of Physics, Saitama Institute of Technology, Fusaiji, Okabe-machi, Saitama 369-0293 (Japan)

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new scenario of hybrid-like inflation is considered without using hybrid-type potential. Radiation raised continuously by a dissipating inflaton field keeps symmetry restoration in a remote sector, and the false-vacuum energy of the remote sector dominates the energy density during inflation. Remote inflation is terminated when the temperature reaches the critical temperature, or when the slow-roll condition is violated. Without introducing a complex form of couplings, inflaton field may either roll-in (like a standard hybrid inflation) or roll-out (like an inverted-hybrid model or quintessential inflation) on arbitrary inflaton potential. Significant signatures of remote inflation can be observed in the spectrum caused by 1. the inhomogeneous phase transition in the remote sector, or; 2. a successive phase transition in the remote sector. Remote inflation can predict strong amplification or suppression of small-scale perturbations without introducing multiple inflation. Since the inflaton may have a run-away potential, it is also possible to identify the inflaton with quintessence, without introducing additional mechanisms. Even if the false-vacuum energy is not dominated by the remote sector, the phase transition in the remote sector is possible during warm inflation, which may cause significant amplification/suppression of the curvature perturbations.

  15. JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE Collogue C5, supplement au n 5, Tome 40, Mai 1979, page C5-377 Effect of phonons in mixed valence systems

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    Boyer, Edmond

    systems like transition metals and rare-earth metals are particularly interesting due to strong electron-phonon coupling on valence fluctuations in rare-earth systems is studied. It is shown that the electron, electronic phase transitions involving f «± d electronic transitions occur in many rare-earth systems like Sm

  16. THE NEW VME-BASED SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS WITH HALL SENSORS

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    Kozak, Victor R.

    requirements to such systems. Note also, that for controlling the peripheral equipment like power supplies. ELECTRONICS OF HALL-SENSOR MEASURING SYSTEM The Figure 1 demonstrates the structure of measuring system CABLES CANBUS Figure 1: The structure of Hall measuring system. Carriage and its Thermostabilization

  17. On using the beaming effect to measure spin-orbit alignment in stellar binaries with Sun-like components

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    Shporer, Avi; Mazeh, Tsevi; Zucker, Shay

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The beaming effect (aka Doppler boosting) induces a variation in the observed flux of a luminous object, following its observed radial velocity variation. We describe a photometric signal induced by the beaming effect during eclipse of binary systems, where the stellar components are late type Sun-like stars. The shape of this signal is sensitive to the angle between the eclipsed star's spin axis and the orbital angular momentum axis, thereby allowing its measurement. We show that during eclipse there are in fact two effects, superimposed on the known eclipse light curve. One effect is produced by the rotation of the eclipsed star, and is the photometric analog of the spectroscopic Rossiter-McLaughlin effect, thereby it contains information about the sky-projected spin-orbit angle. The other effect is produced by the varying weighted difference, during eclipse, between the beaming signals of the two stars. We give approximated analytic expressions for the amplitudes of the two effects, and present a numerical...

  18. The Elav-like protein HuR exerts translational control of viral internal ribosome entry sites

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    Rivas-Aravena, Andrea; Ramdohr, Pablo; Vallejos, Maricarmen; Valiente-Echeverria, Fernando [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile); Dormoy-Raclet, Virginie [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Rodriguez, Felipe [Centro de Regulacion Celular y Patologia, J. V. Luco e Instituto Milenio de Biologia Fundamental y Aplicada, MIFAB, Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Pino, Karla; Holzmann, Cristian [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile); Huidobro-Toro, J. Pablo [Centro de Regulacion Celular y Patologia, J. V. Luco e Instituto Milenio de Biologia Fundamental y Aplicada, MIFAB, Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Gallouzi, Imed-Eddine [Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada); Lopez-Lastra, Marcelo, E-mail: malopez@med.puc.c [Laboratorio de Virologia Molecular, Instituto Milenio de Inmunologia e Inmunoterapia, Jeune Equipe Associee a l'IRD, Centro de Investigaciones Medicas, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Marcoleta 391, Santiago (Chile)

    2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The human embryonic-lethal abnormal vision (ELAV)-like protein, HuR, has been recently found to be involved in the regulation of protein synthesis. In this study we show that HuR participates in the translational control of the HIV-1 and HCV IRES elements. HuR functions as a repressor of HIV-1 IRES activity and acts as an activator of the HCV IRES. The effect of HuR was evaluated in three independent experimental systems, rabbit reticulocyte lysate, HeLa cells, and Xenopus laevis oocytes, using both overexpression and knockdown approaches. Furthermore, results suggest that HuR mediated regulation of HIV-1 and HCV IRESes does not require direct binding of the protein to the RNA nor does it need the nuclear translocation of the IRES-containing RNAs. Finally, we show that HuR has a negative impact on post-integration steps of the HIV-1 replication cycle. Thus, our observations yield novel insights into the role of HuR in the post-transcriptional regulation of HCV and HIV-1 gene expression.

  19. PHOTOPHORETIC SEPARATION OF METALS AND SILICATES: THE FORMATION OF MERCURY-LIKE PLANETS AND METAL DEPLETION IN CHONDRITES

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    Wurm, Gerhard [Fakultaet fuer Physik, Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstr. 1, D-47057 Duisburg (Germany); Trieloff, Mario [Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Universitaet Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234-236, D-69120 Heidelberg (Germany); Rauer, Heike, E-mail: gerhard.wurm@uni-due.de [Institut fuer Planetenforschung, Extrasolare Planeten und Atmosphaeren, Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Rutherfordstrasse 2, D-12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Mercury's high uncompressed mass density suggests that the planet is largely composed of iron, either bound within metal (mainly Fe-Ni) or iron sulfide. Recent results from the MESSENGER mission to Mercury imply a low temperature history of the planet which questions the standard formation models of impact mantle stripping or evaporation to explain the high metal content. Like Mercury, the two smallest extrasolar rocky planets with mass and size determination, CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b, were found to be of high density. As they orbit close to their host stars, this indicates that iron-rich inner planets might not be a nuisance of the solar system but be part of a general scheme of planet formation. From undifferentiated chondrites, it is also known that the metal to silicate ratio is highly variable, which must be ascribed to preplanetary fractionation processes. Due to this fractionation, most chondritic parent bodies-most of them originated in the asteroid belt-are depleted in iron relative to average solar system abundances. The astrophysical processes leading to metal silicate fractionation in the solar nebula are essentially unknown. Here, we consider photophoretic forces. As these forces particularly act on irradiated solids, they might play a significant role in the composition of planetesimals forming at the inner edge of protoplanetary disks. Photophoresis can separate high thermal conductivity materials (iron) from lower thermal conductivity solids (silicate). We suggest that the silicates are preferentially pushed into the optically thick disk. Subsequent planetesimal formation at the edge moving outward leads to metal-rich planetesimals close to the star and metal depleted planetesimals farther out in the nebula.

  20. INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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    SYSTEMS Providing an efficient, seamless virtual work environment To accelerate progress toward mission goals, our business and operations processes will be aggressively...

  1. Can the "Darmstadt oscillations" be treated as two closely spaced mass-eigenstates of the H-like mother ions ?

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    M. Faber; A. N. Ivanov; P. Kienle; E. L. Kryshen; M. Pitschmann; N. I. Troitskaya

    2008-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the proposal that the "Darmstadt oscillations" of the orbital K-shell electron capture decay (EC) rate of the H-like heavy ions are caused by quantum beats of two coherently excited, closely spaced mass-eigenstates of decaying H-like heavy ions. We show that such a mechanism to explain the time modulation of the EC-decay rates of the H-like heavy ions leads to the time modulation of the beta^+ decay rate of these ions with the same period. Such a time-dependence of the beta^+ decay rate of the H-like heavy ions contradicts the experimental data of GSI.

  2. Noninterference for a Practical DIFCBased Operating System Maxwell Krohn

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    , MA Abstract---The Flume system is an implementation of decentralized information flow control (DIFC systems like Asbestos, arguing that the latter is inherently susceptible to certain wide­bandwidth covert that Distributed Information Flow Control (DIFC) [4] solves important application­level security problems for real

  3. Fuzzy logic based operated device identification in power distribution systems

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    Manivannan, Karthick Muthu

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by the po~er lines and the other components of distribution systems make them vulnerable to various factors like weather, disturbances caused by animals or human activity, overloading of the system and the aging of or defect in, the components...

  4. Electrical noise control in e-beam processing systems

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    Gunn, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrical noise can be a problem in any system. The risk rises when the system contains an energetic noise source like an e-beam. Relief is more certain when facts about noise propagation are fresh in mind and this is a practical over-view of just these things. Though known singly by technical people, these effects are now brought together and related to one another. This discussion cites the practical importance of skin effect, conductor self-inductance, and the four coupling mechanisms including the justly feared conductively coupled {open_quotes}ground loop{close_quotes}. A look at the valuable yet inexpensive single Faraday-shield transformer leads to system concepts like incidental returns and the often overlooked need for intentional noise-abatement conductors. The wrap-up addresses practical matters like noise propagation through power wiring, followed by specific suggestions and examples of system layouts that inherently avoid harmful noise couplings.

  5. Power system

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    Hickam, Christopher Dale (Glasford, IL)

    2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    A power system includes a prime mover, a transmission, and a fluid coupler having a selectively engageable lockup clutch. The fluid coupler may be drivingly connected between the prime mover and the transmission. Additionally, the power system may include a motor/generator drivingly connected to at least one of the prime mover and the transmission. The power-system may also include power-system controls configured to execute a control method. The control method may include selecting one of a plurality of modes of operation of the power system. Additionally, the control method may include controlling the operating state of the lockup clutch dependent upon the mode of operation selected. The control method may also include controlling the operating state of the motor/generator dependent upon the mode of operation selected.

  6. amyloid-like adhesins produced: Topics by E-print Network

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    part of this thesis, the objective is to identify optimal bidding strategies in the wholesale electricity market. We consider asymmetric producers submitting bids to a system...

  7. alleviating atopic dermatitis-like: Topics by E-print Network

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    ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2014 203 Distribution Locational Marginal Pricing for Optimal Power Transmission, Distribution and Plants Websites Summary:...

  8. Submission to International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems Vol. , No. , 1 Robust Fault Detection and Estimation for Descriptor Systems

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    in a large class of technical process like mechanical, electrical and chemical systems [3,17]. With regard of the proposed fault detection and estimation method is successfully applied to an electrical circuit. Keywords lead to significant performance degradation, serious system damages and even loss of human life

  9. Evidence for an axion-like particle from PKS 1222+216?

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    F. Tavecchio; M. Roncadelli; G. Galanti; G. Bonnoli

    2012-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The surprising discovery by MAGIC of an intense, rapidly varying emission in the energy range 70 - 400 GeV from the flat spectrum radio quasar PKS 1222+216 represents a challenge for all interpretative scenarios. Indeed, in order to avoid absorption of \\gamma rays in the dense ultraviolet radiation field of the broad line region (BLR), one is forced to invoke some unconventional astrophysical picture, like for instance the existence of a very compact (r\\sim 10^{14} cm) emitting blob at a large distance (R \\sim10^{18} cm) from the jet base. We offer the investigation of a scenario based on the standard blazar model for PKS 1222+216 where \\gamma rays are produced close to the central engine, but we add the new assumption that inside the source photons can oscillate into axion-like particles (ALPs), which are a generic prediction of several extensions of the Standard Model of elementary particle interactions. As a result, a considerable fraction of very-high-energy photons can escape absorption from the BLR through the mechanism of photon-ALP oscillations much in the same way as they largely avoid absorption from extragalactic background light when propagating over cosmic distances in the presence of large-scale magnetic fields in the nG range. In addition we show that the above MAGIC observations and the simultaneous Fermi/LAT observations in the energy range 0.3 - 3 GeV can both be explained by a standard spectral energy distribution for experimentally allowed values of the model parameters. In particular, we need a very light ALP just like in the case of photon-ALP oscillations in cosmic space. Moreover, we find it quite tantalizing that the most favorable value of the photon-ALP coupling happens to be the same in both situations. Although our ALPs cannot contribute to the cold dark matter, they are a viable candidate for the quintessential dark energy. [abridged

  10. A search for radioactive 26Al in the nova-like variable V4332 Sagittarii

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    D. P. K. Banerjee; N. M. Ashok; O. Launila; C. J. Davis; W. P. Varricatt

    2004-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We have searched for the important radioactive isotope 26Al in the nova-like source V4332 Sgr. Recent results from gamma ray astronomy show that there is pervasive emission of the 1.809 MeV gamma ray photon, arising from the decay of 26Al to 26Mg, from all over the galactic plane. Though the sites from where this emission originates are not clearly established, novae are believed to be an important contributing source. In this context, V4332 Sgr presented a rare opportunity to observationally investigate whether novae or novae-like sources synthesize 26Al and to what extent. Strong AlO bands in the near-IR have been reported in this object recently. As molecular bands of different isotopic compositions are readily resolved spectroscopically (e.g. 12CO and 13CO), it was thought that the components of AlO associated with 26Al and stable 27Al could be detected as separate bands. Our spectra indicate that there is no strong presence of 26Al in V4332 Sgr. A reliable upper limit of 0.10 for the 26Al/27Al ratio is determined which constitutes the first observational constraint for this ratio in a potential 26Al producing source. While V4332 Sgr is not a typical nova, its outburst amplitude and light-curve behaviour bear close similarity to that of novae. Hence, although the results from V4332 Sgr cannot be directly extended to novae in general, the limit on the observed 26Al/27Al ratio could be a useful input in constraining rather uncertain nucleosynthesis models for the production of 26Al in novae/novae-like sources. By comparing the observed 26Al/27Al ratio in V4332 Sgr with that expected in classical novae it appears unlikely that the progenitor of V4332 Sgr is an Oxygen-Neon-Magnesium white dwarf.

  11. Numerical construction of initial data for Einstein's equations with static extension to space-like infinity

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    Georgios Doulis; Oliver Rinne

    2014-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a numerical method to construct Cauchy data extending to space-like infinity based on Corvino's (2000) gluing method. Adopting the setting of Giulini and Holzegel (2005), we restrict ourselves here to vacuum axisymmetric spacetimes and glue a Schwarzschildean end to Brill-Lindquist data describing two non-rotating black holes. Our numerical implementation is based on pseudo-spectral methods, and we carry out extensive convergence tests to check the validity of our numerical results. We also investigate the dependence of the total ADM mass on the details of the gluing construction.

  12. A like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry at Tevatron induced by the anomalous top quark couplings

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    Jong Phil Lee; Kang Young Lee

    2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the recently measured 3.2 $\\sigma$ deviations of the charge asymmetry of like-sign dimuon events from the standard model prediction by the D0 collaboration at Tevatron can be explained by introducing the anomalous right-handed top quark couplings. Combined analysis with the $\\bs$ and $\\bd$ mixings and $B \\to X_s \\gamma$ decays has been performed. We discuss how to discriminate the effects on the dimuon charge asymmetry of the anomalous $\\tsW$ and $\\tbW$ couplings.

  13. A Vector-Like Fourth Generation with A Discrete Symmetry From Split-UED

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    Kong, Kyoungchul; /SLAC; Park, Seong Chan; /Tokyo U., IPMU; Rizzo, Thomas G.; /SLAC

    2011-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Split-UED allows for the possibility that the lowest lying KK excitations of the Standard Model fermions can be much lighter than the corresponding gauge or Higgs KK states. This can happen provided the fermion bulk masses are chosen to be large, in units of the inverse compactification radius, 1/R, and negative. In this setup, all of the other KK states would be effectively decoupled from low energy physics. Such a scenario would then lead to an apparent vector-like fourth generation with an associated discrete symmetry that allows us to accommodate a dark matter candidate. In this paper the rather unique phenomenology presented by this picture will be examined.

  14. Jet Quenching in High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions by QCD Synchrotron-like Radiation

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    E. V. Shuryak; I. Zahed

    2002-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider synchrotron-like radiation in QCD by generalizing Schwinger's treatment of quantum synchrotron radiation in QED to the case of a constant chromomagnetic field. We suggest a novel mechanism for {\\em jet quenching} in heavy ion collisions, whereby high-$p_t$ partons get depleted through strong (classical) color fields. The latters are encountered in the color glass condensate or in the form of expanding shells of exploding sphalerons. Unlike bremsstrahlung radiation through multiple soft rescattering, synchrotron radiation converts a jet into a wide shower of soft gluons. We estimate the energy loss through this mechanism and suggest that it contributes significantly to the unexpectedly strong jet quenching observed at RHIC.

  15. Standard Model-like D-brane models and gauge couplings

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    Yuta Hamada; Tatsuo Kobayashi; Shohei Uemura

    2014-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    We systematically search intersecting D-brane models, which just realize the Standard Model chiral matter contents and gauge symmetry. We construct new classes of non-supersymmetric Standard Model-like models. We also study gauge coupling constants of these models. The tree level gauge coupling is a function of compactification moduli, string scale, string coupling and winding number of D-branes. By tuning them, we examine whether the models can explain the experimental values of gauge couplings. As a result, we find that the string scale should be greater than $10^{14-15}$GeV if the compactification scale and the string scale are the same order.

  16. GUT and standard-like models in intersecting D-brane worlds 

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    Chen, Ching-Ming

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    on Type IIA T6 orientifold. The complete gauge symmetry is U(5) ?U(1)4 ?USp(12) ?USp(8) ?USp(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 XXVII The particle spectrum in the observable and Higgs sectors with the four global U(1)s from the Green-Schwarz mechanism.... The starprimed representations indicate vector-like matter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 XXVIII The SM fermions and Higgs fields in the U(4)C ?U(2)L ?U(1)prime ? U(1)primeprime ?U(1)e?U(1)f ?USp(4)2 model, with anomaly free U(1)I3R and U(1)X gauge symmetries...

  17. On the Verdet constant and Faraday rotation for graphene-like materials

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    Mikkel H. Brynildsen; Horia D. Cornean

    2013-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a rigorous and rather self-contained analysis of the Verdet constant in graphene- like materials. We apply the gauge-invariant magnetic perturbation theory to a nearest- neighbour tight-binding model and obtain a relatively simple and exactly computable formula for the Verdet constant, at all temperatures and all frequencies of sufficiently large absolute value. Moreover, for the standard nearest neighbour tight-binding model of graphene we show that the transverse component of the conductivity tensor has an asymptotic Taylor expansion in the external magnetic field where all the coefficients of even powers are zero.

  18. The second-order electron self-energy in hydrogen-like ions

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    I. Goidenko; L. Labzowsky; A. Nefiodov; G. Plunien; G. Soff

    1999-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A calculation of the simplest part of the second-order electron self-energy (loop after loop irreducible contribution) for hydrogen-like ions with nuclear charge numbers $3 \\leq Z \\leq 92$ is presented. This serves as a test for the more complicated second-order self-energy parts (loop inside loop and crossed loop contributions) for heavy one-electron ions. Our results are in strong disagreement with recent calculations of Mallampalli and Sapirstein for low $Z$ values but are compatible with the two known terms of the analytical $Z\\alpha$-expansion.

  19. Precise energy eigenvalues of hydrogen-like ion moving in quantum plasmas

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    Dutta, S; Mukherjee, T K

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analytic form of the electrostatic potential felt by a slowly moving test charge in quantum plasma is being derived. It has been shown that the potential composed of two parts: Debye-Huckel screening term and near-field wake potential which depends on the velocity of the test charge and the number density of the plasma electrons. Rayleigh-Ritz variational calculation has been done to estimate precise energy eigenvalues of hydrogen-like ion under such plasma environment. A detailed analysis shows that the energy levels are gradually moves to the continuum with increasing plasma electron density while level crossing phenomenon have been observed with the variation of ion velocity.

  20. Evidence for linkage disequilibrium in chromosome 13-linked Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy

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    Othmane, K.B.; Speer, M.C.; Stauffer, J. [Duke Univ. Medical Center, Durham, NC (United States)] [and others

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Duchenne-like muscular dystrophy (DLMD) is an autosomal recessive Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD2C) characterized by late age of onset, proximal muscle weakness leading to disability, high creatine kinase values, normal intelligence and normal dystrophin in muscle biopsy. We have shown previously that three DLMD families from Tunisia are linked to chromosome 13q12. To further localize the LGMD2C gene, we have investigated seven additional families (119 individuals). Both genotyping and two-point linkage analysis were performed as described elsewhere. 7 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  1. X-ray crystal spectrometer upgrade for ITER-like wall experiments at JET

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    Shumack, A. E., E-mail: amy.shumack@ccfe.ac.uk [JET-EFDA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); FOM Institute DIFFER, P.O. Box 1207, NL-3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Rzadkiewicz, J. [National Centre for Nuclear Research, Andrzeja So?tana 7, 05-400 Otwock (Poland); Chernyshova, M.; Czarski, T.; Karpinski, L. [Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Hery 23, 01-497 Warsaw (Poland); Jakubowska, K. [Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion, Hery 23, 01-497 Warsaw (Poland); Université Bordeaux, CNRS, CEA, CELIA, UMR 5107, F-33405 Talence (France); Scholz, M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, ul. Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków (Poland); Byszuk, A.; Cieszewski, R.; Kasprowicz, G.; Pozniak, K.; Wojenski, A.; Zabolotny, W. [Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, 00-665 Warsaw (Poland); Dominik, W. [Faculty of Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, 00-681 Warsaw (Poland); Conway, N. J.; Dalley, S.; Tyrrell, S.; Zastrow, K.-D. [JET-EFDA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Figueiredo, J. [EFDA-CSU, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom); Associação EURATOM/IST, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear, Instituto Superior Técnico, Av Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); and others

    2014-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The high resolution X-Ray crystal spectrometer at the JET tokamak has been upgraded with the main goal of measuring the tungsten impurity concentration. This is important for understanding impurity accumulation in the plasma after installation of the JET ITER-like wall (main chamber: Be, divertor: W). This contribution provides details of the upgraded spectrometer with a focus on the aspects important for spectral analysis and plasma parameter calculation. In particular, we describe the determination of the spectrometer sensitivity: important for impurity concentration determination.

  2. LysM receptor-like kinases to improve plant defense response against fungal pathogens

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    Wan, Jinrong; Stacey, Gary; Stacey, Minviluz; Zhang, Xuecheng

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-responsive genes (CRGs) in plants. Mutations in the LysM kinase receptor genes or the downstream CRGs may affect the fungal susceptibility of a plant. Mutations in LysM RLKs or transgenes carrying the same may be beneficial in imparting resistance against fungal pathogens.

  3. LysM receptor-like kinases to improve plant defense response against fungal pathogens

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    Wan, Jinrong (Columbia, MO); Stacey, Gary (Columbia, MO); Stacey, Minviluz (Columbia, MO); Zhang, Xuecheng (Columbia, MO)

    2012-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-responsive genes (CRGs) in plants. Mutations in the LysM kinase receptor genes or the downstream CRGs may affect the fungal susceptibility of a plant. Mutations in LysM RLKs or transgenes carrying the same may be beneficial in imparting resistance against fungal pathogens.

  4. Running anti-de Sitter radius from QCD-like strings

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    Yu-tin Huang; Warren Siegel

    2007-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider renormalization effects for a bosonic QCD-like string, whose partons have $1/p^{2}$ propagators instead of Gaussian. Classically this model resembles (the bosonic part of) the projective light-cone (zero-radius) limit of a string on an AdS${}_5$ background, where Schwinger parameters give rise to the fifth dimension. Quantum effects generate dynamics for this dimension, producing an AdS${}_5$ background with a running radius. The projective light-cone is the high-energy limit: Holography is enforced dynamically.

  5. Search for solar hadronic axions produced by a bremsstrahlung-like process

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    D. Kekez; A. Ljubicic; Z. Krecak; M. Krcmar

    2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We have searched for hadronic axions which may be produced in the Sun by a bremsstrahlung-like process, and observed in the HPGe detector by an axioelectric effect. A conservative upper limit on the hadronic axion mass m_a < 334 eV at 95% C.L. is obtained. Our experimental approach is based on the axion-electron coupling and it does not include the axion-nucleon coupling, which suffers from the large uncertainties related to the estimation of the flavor-singlet axial-vector matrix element.

  6. Panel 2 - properties of diamond and diamond-like-carbon films

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    Blau, P.J.; Clausing, R.E. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Ajayi, O.O.; Liu, Y.Y.; Purohit, A. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bartelt, P.F. [Deere & Co., Moline, IL (United States); Baughman, R.H. [Allied Signal, Morristown, NJ (United States); Bhushan, B. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus (United States); Cooper, C.V. [United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT (United States); Dugger, M.T. [Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States); Freedman, A. [Aerodyne Research, Inc., Billerica, MA (United States); Larsen-Basse, J. [National Science Foundation, Washington, DC (United States); McGuire, N.R. [Caterpillar, Peoria, IL (United States); Messier, R.F. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park (United States); Noble, G.L.; Ostrowki, M.H. [John Crane, Inc., Morton Grove, IL (United States); Sartwell, B.D. [Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States); Wei, R. [Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins (United States)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This panel attempted to identify and prioritize research and development needs in determining the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of diamond and diamond-like-carbon films (D/DLCF). Three specific goals were established. They were: (1) To identify problem areas which produce concern and require a better knowledge of D/DLCF properties. (2) To identify and prioritize key properties of D/DLCF to promote transportation applications. (3) To identify needs for improvement in properties-measurement methods. Each of these goals is addressed subsequently.

  7. GUT and standard-like models in intersecting D-brane worlds

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    Chen, Ching-Ming

    2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    on Type IIA T6 orientifold. The complete gauge symmetry is U(5) ?U(1)4 ?USp(12) ?USp(8) ?USp(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 XXVII The particle spectrum in the observable and Higgs sectors with the four global U(1)s from the Green-Schwarz mechanism.... The starprimed representations indicate vector-like matter. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 XXVIII The SM fermions and Higgs fields in the U(4)C ?U(2)L ?U(1)prime ? U(1)primeprime ?U(1)e?U(1)f ?USp(4)2 model, with anomaly free U(1)I3R and U(1)X gauge symmetries...

  8. On a "Robust" A-like State of $^3He$ in Aerogel

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    G. A. Baramidze; G. A. Kharadze

    2006-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The orbitally isotropic Equal Spin Pairing (ESP) state has been proposed in Ref. [1] as a candidate of an A-like phase of superfluid $^3He$ in aerogel environment. In order to preserve an exact isotropy of the state in the presence of the magnetic field the condensate with equal values of the amplitudes $\\Delta_{\\uparrow\\uparrow}$ and $\\Delta_{\\downarrow\\downarrow}$ was adopted. Experimentally it is established that this version does not reproduce observed splitting asymmetry of ESP phase in aerogel under the action of an external magnetic field. Here we explore the behavior of the quasi-isotropic version of an axiplanar ESP phase with $\\Delta_{\\uparrow\\uparrow}\

  9. Observation of the first iso-spin Charmonium-like State $Z_c(4020)$ }

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    Ji, Qing-Ping; Guo, Ai-Qiang; Yu, Chun-Xu; Wang, Zhi-Yong

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a new experimental progress in brief on the recent observation of the charged charmonium-like state Z_c(4020)^{+/-} states and its iso-spin partner Z_c(4020)^{0} in pi pi hc process at the BESIII experiment. The charged Z_{c}(4020) is its decay into \\pi^{+/-} hc final state, and carries electric charge, thus it contains at least four quarks. The observation of both charge and neutral state makes Z_{c}(4020) the first iso-spin triplet Z_{c} state observed in experiment.

  10. Observation of the first iso-spin Charmonium-like State $Z_c(4020)$ }

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    Qing-Ping Ji; Yu-Ping Guo; Ai-Qiang Guo; Chun-Xu Yu; Zhi-Yong Wang

    2015-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we present a new experimental progress in brief on the recent observation of the charged charmonium-like state Z_c(4020)^{+/-} states and its iso-spin partner Z_c(4020)^{0} in pi pi hc process at the BESIII experiment. The charged Z_{c}(4020) is its decay into \\pi^{+/-} hc final state, and carries electric charge, thus it contains at least four quarks. The observation of both charge and neutral state makes Z_{c}(4020) the first iso-spin triplet Z_{c} state observed in experiment.

  11. NATURAL GAS FROM SHALE: Questions and Answers It Seems Like Shale Gas Came Out

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2:Introduction toManagement of theTechno-economic Evaluation of theSafetyIt Seems Like Shale

  12. Structure of Human Toll-like Receptor 3 (TLR3) Ligand-binding Domain

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What'sis Taking Over Our InstagramStructure of All-Polymer Solar Cells ImpedesStructure ofHuman Toll-like

  13. Hey There. Would You Like to Buy a Thneed? | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO2: FinalOffers3.pdf0-45.pdf0 BudgetGoalsHealth and ProductivityHey There. Would You Like to

  14. Plasmon excitation by the Gaussian-like core mode of a photonic crystal waveguide or a fiber

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    Skorobogatiy, Maksim

    Plasmon excitation by the Gaussian-like core mode of a photonic crystal waveguide or a fiber Maksim of a plasmon by the Gaussian-like leaky core mode of a metal covered 1D photonic crystal waveguide or fiber 2006 Optical Society of America OCIS codes: (130.6010) Sensors, (240.6680) Surface plasmons, (230

  15. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 83, 061301 (2011) Simulation of a Casimir-like effect in a granular pile with avalanches

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    Wijngaarden, Rinke J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    PHYSICAL REVIEW E 83, 061301 (2011) Simulation of a Casimir-like effect in a granular pile-Tang-Wiesenfeld model for sand piles, we simulate a Casimir-like effect in a granular pile with avalanches. Results of walls placed on the slope of the pile is investigated, but the prevention effect is found

  16. Dirac Point and Edge States in a Microwave Realization of Tight-Binding Graphene-like Structures

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Dirac Point and Edge States in a Microwave Realization of Tight-Binding Graphene-like Structures U-binding graphene-like structures. The structures are realized using disks with a high index of refraction properties, mechan- ically as electronically. Another realization is graphene, a one-atom-thick allotrope

  17. Free energy landscape of protein-like chains with discontinuous potentials Hanif Bayat Movahed, Ramses van Zon, and Jeremy Schofield

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    Schofield, Jeremy

    Free energy landscape of protein-like chains with discontinuous potentials Hanif Bayat Movahed://jcp.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 136, 245103 (2012) Free energy landscape of protein-like chains of observing the most common configuration is used to analyze the nature of the free energy landscape

  18. Discriminant Analysis of XRF Data from Sandstones of Like Facies and Appearance: A Method for Identifying a Regional Unconformity, Paleotopography,

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    Seamons, Kent E.

    Discriminant Analysis of XRF Data from Sandstones of Like Facies and Appearance: A Method Reserved #12;ABSTRACT Discriminant Analysis of XRF Data from Sandstones of Like Facies and Appearance candidate surfaces. Using statistical discriminant analysis of XRF data, formations bounding an unconformity

  19. Predictability of a Mediterranean Tropical-Like Storm Downstream of the Extratropical Transition of Hurricane Helene (2006)

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    Chaboureau, Jean-Pierre

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Predictability of a Mediterranean Tropical-Like Storm Downstream of the Extratropical Transition downstream. The present study focuses on the predictability of a Mediterranean tropical-like storm (Medicane) on 26 September 2006 downstream of the ET of Hurricane Helene from 22 to 25 September. While

  20. What Global Warming Looks Like The July 2010 global map of surface temperature anomalies (Figure 1), relative to the average

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    What Global Warming Looks Like The July 2010 global map of surface temperature anomalies (Figure 1 anomalies an example of what we can expect global warming to look like? Maps of temperature anomalies, such as Figure 1, are useful for helping people understand the role of global warming in extreme events

  1. Temperature Management in Data Centers: Why Some (Might) Like It Hot

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    Schroeder, Bianca

    understood: controlling the setpoint temperature at which to run a data center's cooling system. Most data understood: controlling the setpoint temperature at which to run a data center's cooling system. Data centers of the consumed en- ergy is spent on data center cooling, which has motivated a large body of work on temperature

  2. PUBLISHED VERSION Overview of LH experiments in JET with an ITER-like wall

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    . The impact of these contributions on the performance of the auxiliary heating systems and the main achievements by these were reviewed in [2]. The main aspects of the operation of the Lower Hybrid (LH) system Republic Abstract: An overview of the recent results of Lower Hybrid (LH) experiments at JET with the ITER

  3. A natural SM-like 126 GeV Higgs via non-decoupling D-terms

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    Enrico Bertuzzo; Claudia Frugiuele

    2014-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Accommodating both a 126 GeV mass and Standard Model (SM) like couplings for the Higgs has a fine tuning price in supersymmetric models. Examples are the MSSM, in which SM-like couplings are natural, but raising the Higgs mass up to 126 GeV requires a considerable tuning, or the NMSSM, in which the situation is reversed: the Higgs is naturally heavier, but being SM-like requires some tuning. We show that models with non-decoupling D-terms alleviate this tension - a 126 GeV SM-like Higgs comes out basically with no fine tuning cost. In addition, the analysis of the fine tuning of the extended gauge sector shows that naturalness requires the heavy gauge bosons to likely be within the LHC run II reach.

  4. Composition of Management System for Smart Homes

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    Levin, Mark Sh; Klapproth, Alexander

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper addresses modular hierarchical design (composition) of a management system for smart homes. The management system consists of security subsystem (access control, alarm control), comfort subsystem (temperature, etc.), intelligence subsystem (multimedia, houseware). The design solving process is based on Hierarchical Morphological Multicriteria Design (HMMD) approach: (1) design of a tree-like system model, (2) generation of design alternatives for leaf nodes of the system model, (3) Bottom-Up process: (i) multicriteria selection of design alternatives for system parts/components and (ii) composing the selected alternatives into a resultant combination (while taking into account ordinal quality of the alternatives above and their compatibility). A realistic numerical example illustrates the design process of a management system for smart homes.

  5. Battery system

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    Dougherty, Thomas J; Wood, Steven J; Trester, Dale B; Andrew, Michael G

    2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A battery module includes a plurality of battery cells and a system configured for passing a fluid past at least a portion of the plurality of battery cells in a parallel manner.

  6. Systems List

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    Systems List. General Computing Servers: Hostname: bers.math.purdue.edu. Sun Microsystems Sun Fire V210 2 x 1.002 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processors (total

  7. Effects of Radiative Diffusion on Thin Flux Tubes in Turbulent Solar-like Convection

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    Weber, Maria A

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the combined effects of convection and radiative diffusion on the evolution of thin magnetic flux tubes in the solar interior. Radiative diffusion is the primary supplier of heat to convective motions in the lower convection zone, and it results in a heat input per unit volume of magnetic flux tubes that has been ignored by many previous thin flux tube studies. We use a thin flux tube model subject to convection taken from a rotating spherical shell of turbulent, solar-like convection as described by Weber, Fan, and Miesch (2011, Astrophys. J., 741, 11; 2013, Solar Phys., 287, 239), now taking into account the influence of radiative heating on flux tubes of large-scale active regions. Our simulations show that flux tubes of less than or equal to 60 kG subject to solar-like convective flows do not anchor in the overshoot region, but rather drift upward due to the increased buoyancy of the flux tube earlier in its evolution as a result of the inclusion of radiative diffusion. Flux tubes of magnetic fie...

  8. Programming Self-assembly of Virus-like Shells via Colloidal Bond Hybridization

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    Chris H. J. Evers; Jurriaan A. Luiken; Peter G. Bolhuis; Willem K. Kegel

    2015-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Colloids with directional interactions are promising building blocks for new functional materials and models for biological structures[1-3]. Using rigid patches, for example, particles have been programmed to self-assemble into kagome lattices and colloidal equivalents of molecules and micelles[4-6]. Self-assembly into more complex structures such as virus-like shells, however, requires more complex patch geometries [7], which$-$to the best of our knowledge$-$have not been experimentally realized yet. Protein building blocks of real viruses, on the other hand, can undergo conformational changes upon self-assembly[8-9]. Here we demonstrate, by combining experiments and simulations, that conformationally changeable colloids self-assemble into complex structures such as virus-like shells. These floppy colloids contain both mutually attractive and repulsive surface groups that are mobile. Analogous to the simplest chemical bond, where two isotropic orbitals hybridize into the molecular orbital of H$_24, these mobile groups redistribute upon binding. By introducing bond hybridization in the colloidal domain, we programmed relatively simple flexible building blocks to self-assemble into dramatically more complex structures than would have been anticipated based on their rigid geometry.

  9. A PRECISE ASTEROSEISMIC AGE AND RADIUS FOR THE EVOLVED SUN-LIKE STAR KIC 11026764

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    Metcalfe, T. S. [High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); Monteiro, M. J. P. F. G. [Centro de Astrofisica and DFA-Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto (Portugal); Thompson, M. J. [School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield S3 7RH (United Kingdom); Molenda-Zakowicz, J. [Astronomical Institute, University of Wroclaw, ul. Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wroclaw (Poland); Appourchaux, T. [Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Universite Paris XI-CNRS (UMR8617), Batiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Chaplin, W. J. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Dogan, G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Eggenberger, P. [Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Maillettes 51, 1290 Sauverny (Switzerland); Bedding, T. R.; Stello, D. [Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Bruntt, H. [Observatoire de Paris, 5 place Jules Janssen, 92190 Meudon Principal Cedex (France); Creevey, O. L. [Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, E-38200 La Laguna (Spain); Quirion, P.-O. [Canadian Space Agency, 6767 Boulevard de l'Aeroport, Saint-Hubert, QC, J3Y 8Y9 (Canada); Bonanno, A. [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S. Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (Italy); Silva Aguirre, V. [Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, Karl Schwarzschild Str. 1, Garching, D-85741 (Germany); Basu, S.; Esch, L.; Gai, N. [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Di Mauro, M. P. [INAF-IASF Roma, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Kosovichev, A. G. [HEPL, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4085 (United States)

    2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary science goal of the Kepler Mission is to provide a census of exoplanets in the solar neighborhood, including the identification and characterization of habitable Earth-like planets. The asteroseismic capabilities of the mission are being used to determine precise radii and ages for the target stars from their solar-like oscillations. Chaplin et al. published observations of three bright G-type stars, which were monitored during the first 33.5 days of science operations. One of these stars, the subgiant KIC 11026764, exhibits a characteristic pattern of oscillation frequencies suggesting that it has evolved significantly. We have derived asteroseismic estimates of the properties of KIC 11026764 from Kepler photometry combined with ground-based spectroscopic data. We present the results of detailed modeling for this star, employing a variety of independent codes and analyses that attempt to match the asteroseismic and spectroscopic constraints simultaneously. We determine both the radius and the age of KIC 11026764 with a precision near 1%, and an accuracy near 2% for the radius and 15% for the age. Continued observations of this star promise to reveal additional oscillation frequencies that will further improve the determination of its fundamental properties.

  10. AMPLITUDES OF SOLAR-LIKE OSCILLATIONS: CONSTRAINTS FROM RED GIANTS IN OPEN CLUSTERS OBSERVED BY KEPLER

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    Stello, Dennis; Huber, Daniel; Bedding, Timothy R.; Benomar, Othman [Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA), School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW 2006 (Australia); Kallinger, Thomas [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (Canada); Basu, Sarbani [Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101 (United States); Mosser, BenoIt [LESIA, CNRS, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Universite Denis Diderot, Observatoire de Paris, 92195 Meudon (France); Hekker, Saskia [Astronomical Institute 'Anton Pannekoek', University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 94249, 1090 GE Amsterdam (Netherlands); Mathur, Savita [High Altitude Observatory, NCAR, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (United States); GarcIa, Rafael A. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS, Universite Paris 7 Diderot, IRFU/SAp, Centre de Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Kjeldsen, Hans; Grundahl, Frank; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Joergen [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C (Denmark); Gilliland, Ronald L. [Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States); Verner, Graham A.; Chaplin, William J.; Elsworth, Yvonne P. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (United Kingdom); Meibom, Soeren [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Molenda-Zakowicz, Joanna [Instytut Astronomiczny Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego, ul. Kopernika 11, 51-622 Wroclaw (Poland); Szabo, Robert [Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Konkoly Thege Miklos ut 15-17, H-1121 Budapest (Hungary)

    2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Scaling relations that link asteroseismic quantities to global stellar properties are important for gaining understanding of the intricate physics that underpins stellar pulsations. The common notion that all stars in an open cluster have essentially the same distance, age, and initial composition implies that the stellar parameters can be measured to much higher precision than what is usually achievable for single stars. This makes clusters ideal for exploring the relation between the mode amplitude of solar-like oscillations and the global stellar properties. We have analyzed data obtained with NASA's Kepler space telescope to study solar-like oscillations in 100 red giant stars located in either of the three open clusters, NGC 6791, NGC 6819, and NGC 6811. By fitting the measured amplitudes to predictions from simple scaling relations that depend on luminosity, mass, and effective temperature, we find that the data cannot be described by any power of the luminosity-to-mass ratio as previously assumed. As a result we provide a new improved empirical relation which treats luminosity and mass separately. This relation turns out to also work remarkably well for main-sequence and subgiant stars. In addition, the measured amplitudes reveal the potential presence of a number of previously unknown unresolved binaries in the red clump in NGC 6791 and NGC 6819, pointing to an interesting new application for asteroseismology as a probe into the formation history of open clusters.

  11. THE HABITABILITY AND DETECTION OF EARTH-LIKE PLANETS ORBITING COOL WHITE DWARFS

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    Fossati, L.; Haswell, C. A.; Patel, M. R.; Busuttil, R. [Department of Physical Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA (United Kingdom); Bagnulo, S. [Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG (United Kingdom); Kowalski, P. M. [GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Telegrafenberg, D-14473 Potsdam (Germany); Shulyak, D. V. [Institute of Astrophysics, Georg-August-University, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Goettingen (Germany); Sterzik, M. F., E-mail: l.fossati@open.ac.uk, E-mail: C.A.Haswell@open.ac.uk, E-mail: M.R.Patel@open.ac.uk, E-mail: r.busuttil@open.ac.uk, E-mail: sba@arm.ac.uk, E-mail: kowalski@gfz-potsdam.de, E-mail: denis.shulyak@gmail.com, E-mail: msterzik@eso.org [European Southern Observatory, Casilla 19001, Santiago 19 (Chile)

    2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Since there are several ways planets can survive the giant phase of the host star, we examine the habitability and detection of planets orbiting white dwarfs. As a white dwarf cools from 6000 K to 4000 K, a planet orbiting at 0.01 AU would remain in the continuous habitable zone (CHZ) for {approx}8 Gyr. We show that photosynthetic processes can be sustained on such planets. The DNA-weighted UV radiation dose for an Earth-like planet in the CHZ is less than the maxima encountered on Earth, and hence non-magnetic white dwarfs are compatible with the persistence of complex life. Polarization due to a terrestrial planet in the CHZ of a cool white dwarf (CWD) is 10{sup 2} (10{sup 4}) times larger than it would be in the habitable zone of a typical M-dwarf (Sun-like star). Polarimetry is thus a viable way to detect close-in rocky planets around white dwarfs. Multi-band polarimetry would also allow us to reveal the presence of a planet atmosphere, providing a first characterization. Planets in the CHZ of a 0.6 M{sub Sun} white dwarf will be distorted by Roche geometry, and a Kepler-11d analog would overfill its Roche lobe. With current facilities a super-Earth-sized atmosphereless planet is detectable with polarimetry around the brightest known CWD. Planned future facilities render smaller planets detectable, in particular by increasing the instrumental sensitivity in the blue.

  12. Searching for solar-like oscillations in the delta Scuti star rho Puppis

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    Antoci, V; Grundahl, F; Carrier, F; Brugamyer, E J; Robertson, P; Kjeldsen, H; Kok, Y; Ireland, M; Matthews, J M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Despite the shallow convective envelopes of delta Scuti pulsators, solar-like oscillations are theoretically predicted to be excited in those stars as well. To search for such stochastic oscillations we organised a spectroscopic multi-site campaign for the bright, metal-rich delta Sct star rho Puppis. We obtained a total of 2763 high-resolution spectra using four telescopes. We discuss the reduction and analysis with the iodine cell technique, developed for searching for low-amplitude radial velocity variations, in the presence of high-amplitude variability. Furthermore, we have determined the angular diameter of rho Puppis to be 1.68 \\pm 0.03 mas, translating into a radius of 3.52 \\pm 0.07Rsun. Using this value, the frequency of maximum power of possible solar-like oscillations, is expected at ~43 \\pm 2 c/d (498 \\pm 23 muHz). The dominant delta Scuti-type pulsation mode of rho Puppis is known to be the radial fundamental mode which allows us to determine the mean density of the star, and therefore an expecte...

  13. Atmospheric Circulation and Tides of "51Peg b-like" Planets

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    Adam P. Showman; Tristan Guillot

    2002-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine the properties of the atmospheres of extrasolar giant planets at orbital distances smaller than 0.1 AU from their stars. We show that these ``51Peg b-like'' planets are rapidly synchronized by tidal interactions, but that small departures from synchronous rotation can occur because of fluid-dynamical torques within these planets. Previous radiative-transfer and evolution models of such planets assume a homogeneous atmosphere. Nevertheless, we show using simple arguments that, at the photosphere, the day-night temperature difference and characteristic wind speeds may reach ~500 K and ~2 km/s, respectively. Substantial departures from chemical equilibrium are expected. The cloud coverage depends sensitively on the dynamics; clouds could exist predominantly either on the dayside or nightside, depending on the circulation regime. Radiative-transfer models that assume homogeneous conditions are therefore inadequate in describing the atmospheric properties of 51Peg b-like planets. We present preliminary three-dimensional, nonlinear simulations of the atmospheric circulation of HD209458b that indicate plausible patterns for the circulation and generally agree with our simpler estimates. Furthermore, we show that kinetic energy production in the atmosphere can lead to the deposition of substantial energy in the interior, with crucial consequences for the evolution of these planets. Future measurements of reflected and thermally-emitted radiation from these planets will help test our ideas.

  14. The habitable zone of Earth-like planets with different levels of atmospheric pressure

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    Vladilo, Giovanni; Silva, Laura; Provenzale, Antonello; Ferri, Gaia; Ragazzini, Gregorio

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As a contribution to the study of the habitability of extrasolar planets, we implemented a 1-D Energy Balance Model (EBM), the simplest seasonal model of planetary climate, with new prescriptions for most physical quantities. Here we apply our EBM to investigate the surface habitability of planets with an Earth-like atmospheric composition but different levels of surface pressure. The habitability, defined as the mean fraction of the planet's surface on which liquid water could exist, is estimated from the pressure-dependent liquid water temperature range, taking into account seasonal and latitudinal variations of surface temperature. By running several thousands of EBM simulations we generated a map of the habitable zone (HZ) in the plane of the orbital semi-major axis, a, and surface pressure, p, for planets in circular orbits around a Sun-like star. As pressure increases, the HZ becomes broader, with an increase of 0.25 AU in its radial extent from p=1/3 bar to p=3 bar. At low pressure, the habitability is...

  15. Towards the Final State of Spherical Gravitational Collapse and Likely Source of Gamma Ray Bursts

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    Abhas Mitra

    1999-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We invoke the global properties of the actual GTR field equations for spherical collapse to directly show that the condition for formation of trapped surfaces, 2GM/R >1 is not allowed by GTR. And therefore all singularity theorems based on the assumption of formation of trapped surfaces are invalidated! Our conclusion is in perfect agreement with Einstein's intuitive idea that a Sch. like surface can not occur in reality. Further as singularity is approached R ->0, in order that 2GM/R 0! Harrison, et al. had also pointed out that collapse should come to a decisive end with M=0. This is possible in GTR if the fluid radiates its entire original mass-energy during the relentless graviatational contraction process, Q->M c^2! Since the actual efficiency for gamma ray production by the relevant blast wave may hardly exceed 10-20% and there could be a stronger (undetected) nu-anti-nu burst precding GRBs, the actual energy released for GRB 990123, even accounting for probable weak beaming, or for GRB 971214 (unbeamed) could be ~10^{54-55} erg. And such energy release may not be properly accountable without realizing that trapped surfaces are indeed not formed. All authors concerned with this subject, and particularly those, who would like to differ with our derivation are requested to send their criticism either directly or express the same openly for a healthy scientific discussion.

  16. GLOBAL MAPPING OF EARTH-LIKE EXOPLANETS FROM SCATTERED LIGHT CURVES

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    Kawahara, Hajime [Department of Physics, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397 (Japan); Fujii, Yuka, E-mail: kawa_h@tmu.ac.j [Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)

    2010-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Scattered lights from terrestrial exoplanets provide valuable information about their planetary surface. Applying the surface reconstruction method proposed by Fujii et al. to both diurnal and annual variations of scattered light, we develop a reconstruction method of land distribution with both longitudinal and latitudinal resolutions. We find that one can recover a global map of an idealized Earth-like planet on the following assumptions: (1) cloudlessness, (2) a face-on circular orbit, (3) known surface types and their reflectance spectra, (4) lack of atmospheric absorption, (5) known rotation rate, (6) a static map, and (7) the absence of a moon. Using the dependence of light curves on planetary obliquity, we also show that the obliquity can be measured by adopting the {chi}{sup 2} minimization or the extended information criterion. We demonstrate the feasibility of our methodology by applying it to a multi-band photometry of a cloudless model Earth with future space missions such as the occulting ozone observatory (O3). We conclude that future space missions can estimate both the surface distribution and the obliquity at least for cloudless Earth-like planets within 5 pc.

  17. Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the Randall-Sundrum model

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    Datta, Alakabha; Duraisamy, Murugeswaran; Khalil, Shaaban [Department of Physics and Astronomy, 108 Lewis Hall, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi 38677-1848 (United States); Center for Theoretical Physics at the British University in Egypt, Sherouk City, Cairo 11837 (Egypt) and Department of Mathematics, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Science, Cairo, 11566 (Egypt)

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We confirm that in order to account for the recent D0 result of large like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry, a considerable large new physics effect in {Gamma}{sub 12}{sup s} is required in addition to a large CP violating phase in B{sub s}-B{sub s} mixing. In the Randall-Sundrum model of warped geometry, where the fermion fields reside in the bulk, new sources of flavor and CP violation are obtained. We analyze the like-sign dimuon asymmetry in this class of model as an example of the desired new physics. We show that the wrong-charge asymmetry, a{sub sl}{sup s}, which is related to the dimuon asymmetry, is significantly altered compared to the standard model value. However, experimental limits from {Delta}M{sub s}, {Delta}{Gamma}{sub s} as well as K mixing and electroweak corrections constrain it to be greater than a {sigma} away from its experimental average value. This model cannot fully account for the D0 anomaly due to its inability to generate a sufficient new contribution to the width difference {Gamma}{sub 12}{sup s}, even though the model can generate large contribution to the mass difference M{sub 12}{sup s}.

  18. Magnetospheric Eternally Collapsing Objects (MECOs): Likely New Class of Source of Cosmic Particle Acceleration

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    Abhas Mitra

    2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    It is known that spinning pulsars could be source of VHE-UHE cosmic particle acceleration. It is also conjectured that (fictitious) spinning Black Holes (BH) could be sites of cosmic particle acceleration. However, it has been shown by Mitra and Leiter and Robertson that General Relativity (GR) actually does not allow the existence or formation of finite mass BHs. It was predicted that the BH Candiadates (BHCs) have strong intrinsic magnetic fields (like pulsars) instead of Event Horizons. And this prediction has tentatively been verified in a series of papers by Robertson & Leiter. Thus all observed BH Candidates are actually not BHs, and, they are expected to be MECOs. Stellar mass MECOs are GR analogs of conventionally known isolated pulsars. While pulsars are/have (i) COLD, i.e., not supported by radiation pressure, MECOs are HOT, i.e., supported primarily by trapped radiation pressure, (ii) upper mass limit of 3-4 Msolar MECOs, being HOT, have no Upper Mass Limit, (iii) surface gravitational red shift, z ~ 0.1 -0.2, MECOs have z >> 1 so that photons can remain almost permanently trapped inside them, (iv) magnetic field B > 10^{13} G. It may be recalled that isolated (non- accreting) uncharged BHs are cold and dead objects without any physical activity. On the other hand, isolated spinning MECOs are like extreme GR pulsars.

  19. AP Theory III: Cone-like Graded SUSY, Dynamic Dark Energy and the YM Millenium Problem

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    Winkelnkemper, H E

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Artin Presentation Theory, (AP Theory), is a new, direct infusion, via pure braid theory, of discrete group theory, (i.e., symmetry in its purest form), into the theory of {\\it smooth} 4-manifolds, (i.e.,$(3+1)$-Quantum Gravity in its purest topological form), thus exhibiting the most basic, rigorous, universal, model-free intrinsic {\\it gauge-gravity} duality in a non-infinitesimal, cone-like graded, as holographic as possible, model-independent, non-perturbative, background-independent, parameter-free manner. {\\it In AP Theory even smooth topology change becomes gauge-theoretic, setting the stage for a rigorous smooth topological $(3+1)$-QFT of Dynamic Dark Energy.} In this theory, the rigid $\\infty$ of the dimension of classical Hilbert space is substituted by the dynamic $\\infty$ of the $\\infty$ generation at each stage of a cone-like graded subgroup of topology-changing transitions/interactions. As a corollary, the Cosmological Constant problem and the YM Millenium Mass Gap problem, two of the most perpl...

  20. Mechanical Design and Evaluation of the MP-11-Like Wire Scanner Prototype

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    Rodriguez Esparza, Sergio [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sedillo, James Daniel [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Maestas, Alfred J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gilpatrick, John D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Smith, Brian G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Raybun, Joseph L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jason P. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sattler, F. D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Gruchalla, Michael E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    A wire scanner (WS) is a linearly actuated diagnostic device that uses fiber wires (such as Tungsten or Silicon Carbide) to obtain the position and intensity profile of the proton beam at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) particle accelerator. LANSCE will be installing approximately 86 new WS in the near future as part of the LANSCE Risk Mitigation project. These 86 new WS include the replacement of many current WS and some newly added to the current linear accelerator and other beam lines. The reason for the replacement and addition of WS is that many of the existing actuators have parts that are no longer readily available and are difficult to find, thus making maintenance very difficult. One of the main goals is to construct the new WS with as many commercially-available-off-the-shelf components as possible. In addition, faster beam scans (both mechanically and in term of data acquisition) are desired for better operation of the accelerator. This document outlines the mechanical design of the new MP-11-like WS prototype and compares it to a previously built and tested SNS-like WS prototype.